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Dune: Imperium uses the upcoming film as well as the entire literary franchise to excellent effect
The last time we checked in with Pokemon Sword and Shield, it was hosting its first major DLC: The Isle of Armor.
It was small, but it wasn't bad! The new locale was a breath of fresh air, especially given that Game Freak was doubling down on the Wild Area mechanic, allowing the entire DLC to make use of the feature.
But given Sword and Shield's latent shortcomings, it wasn't enough for everyone. The Crown Tundra aims to turn that all around as the second half of the season pass.
The Netflix blockbuster arrives this holiday season
is one of the most impressive-looking games we’ve ever seen, from a standpoint of pure visual fidelity. We’ve caught many glimpses of a neon-drenched and rain-splattered Night City by now, and it all looks absolutely gorgeous – but what kind of machine will you need in order to make the game look this good while you’re playing it? Below we’ve outlined both the minimum and recommended Cyberpunk 2077 system requirements, along with what we expect will be needed to support ray-tracing in Cyberpunk 2077.
Itsuka Kendo demonstrates her "Big Fist" Quirk moves in her My Hero One's Justice 2 introduction trailer.
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Over a month after Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released for the Switch, Nintendo of America has announced on Twitter that a free update will be coming to the game on Nov. 16. It will add an inverted camera setting for all three games in the collection.
This is great news for anyone who prefers using an inverted camera for controls. If you’re unsure what inverted camera means, this new setting gives you the option to flip the controls on a horizontal or vertical axis.
It’s worth noting that in the original release of Super Mario Sunshine, inverted controls were the standard. This was changed in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars release of the game last month.
For players who prefer inverted camera controls as the norm, it was frustrating that none of the games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars included the option to change it at its launch. We mentioned the lack of control options in our review, citing it as one of the negatives of the game.
We're getting down to the wire when it comes to Destiny 2's "vaulted" content. Look, I sort of get it. Bungie doesn't want the game to be overly bloated to the point where it requires an unwieldy amount of storage space on consoles. But...that's sort of the game you made when you introduced more and more live service elements to Destiny?
Whatever your opinion on the matter might be, it's happening, but one YouTuber is vowing to preserve that removed content (which will allegedly be cycled back in eventually) in the form of Destiny: The Series videos. While it isn't exactly playable, content creator Jabonte is chronicling the portions of the game that will be gone by the time the next expansion hits: complete with rundowns of their loadouts (down to the armor piece).
Each "episode" is around 15-30 minutes long, allowing players to conveniently catch up on story elements once the narratives are missing. On their YouTube channel, they pretty much have it all covered, hitting the "Red War" chapter from 1.0, through Curse of Osiris, into Warmind, Forsaken, and Shadowkeep.
Roughly two weeks from now, the PlayStation 5 will be out in the wild. First (officially) revealed in June, Sony’s next-gen console promises the de rigueur next-gen improvements: shinier graphics, faster performance, killer exclusives, all that jazz. But when the curtain was pulled back, the general consensus seemed…
Codemasters is today celebrating a new milestone for its critically acclaimed rally game Dirt Rally 2.0, which has recently surpassed 9 million players since launch, with an infographic that details some interesting facts and figures.
A blog post breaks down the facts:
Your millions of Stages, Time Trials and Rallycross events have seen us go quite a long way, over 1.5 billion kilometers (or to put it another way, 981 million miles).
Bandai Namco has filed English and Japanese trademarks for "Tales of Luminaria" in Japan.
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PS5 DualSense UnboxingAnd if the console unboxing isn't enough for you, we also unboxed some of the launch accessories for the PS5. Watch the video below to see the DualSense, the PS5 camera, and more unboxed: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/10/27/ps5-dualsense-controller-unboxing"] Stay tuned to IGN for more coverage leading up to the PS5's launch on Nov. 12 and Nov.
Upon opening the PlayStation 5's box, the first thing that came to mind was that this console is much better looking in person than in its marketing images. This is the first time Sony has delivered something other than a black console at launch since the original PlayStation, and that decision has raised some eyebrows. Of course, it's always hard to tell from white-background retailer images exactly how a console will look in your entertainment center or feel in your hands. Thankfully, the PS5 is a good-looking console, even if its design doesn't scream PlayStation.
The PS5's form factor is made up of three distinct parts: two matte white plates and a glossy black midsection. The black midsection is broken up by vents on both sides for heat dispersion, and the gloss of this entire section looks great next to the matte plates. It's a nice contrast that makes the stark, unique design of the PS5 work. As someone who thought the console looked garish in its product images, it's hard to deny how nice the console looks in person.
Flipping the PS5 over, the black vents comb across the entire back of the midsection. This is also where you'll find HDMI, power, ethernet, and two USB 3.1 ports. The front features a USB 2.0 port as well as a USB-C 3.1 port. It's a little disappointing there isn't an extra USB-C port in the back, but the two USB-A 3.1 ports are going to be great for higher-end accessories that require them.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller packs a host of new features, making it one of the key differentiators for the next generation. But now that we've gotten our hands on it ourselves, we've seen that it also packs an Easter egg that's so small and imperceptible that you probably wouldn't notice it. Just take a look at the grips along the back of the controller.The back of the PS5 DualShock controller
See that textured surface, ostensibly meant to help your grip during those sweaty-palmed segments in Demon's Souls? AKA all of Demon's Souls? Computer, enhance!
Don’t write this one off
While some may be focusing their prelaunch hype on titles such as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Demon's Souls when the PlayStation 5 releases on November 12, players lucky enough to get a preorder shouldn't sleep on Astro's Playroom. This adorable platformer makes a strong first impression with its creative worlds, fun platforming, and absolute adoration for everything PlayStation.
Join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, and me as we not only take you on a wholesome ride through this PlayStation 5 launch title but give you our first impressions on how Astro's Playroom utilizes the new DualSense controller!
Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this first look at some sweet PlayStation 5 gameplay, be sure to check out our PS5 unboxing video and Jeff's thoughts on the upcoming LittleBigPlanet spinoff Sackboy: A Big Adventure!
After months of online events featuring real gameplay footage of games running on the PlayStation 5, we finally got our hands on the real thing. It’s not Miles Morales: Spider-Man. It’s not Demon’s Souls. It’s the surprisingly engaging game Sony is bundling with every PS5, Astro’s Playroom.
The future of gaming draws near as we're less than a month away from the November 12 launch of the PlayStation 5. To celebrate, we got a chance to find out what's inside the box and show off what comes with Sony's next generation console. Join us as we take a look at the new DualSense controller, the versitle console stand, and more in this special unboxing video!
If you enjoyed this look at the PlayStation 5, be sure to check out our episode of New Gameplay Today where we give players a look at Astro's Playroom, one of the first launch titles for the PS5!
Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness will be a "canon" addition to Capcom's survival horror saga, Netflix has said, while revealing our best look yet at its versions of series protagonists Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy.
The CG-animated series is set to debut on Netflix at some point in 2021, and chronicle a new adventure for the Resident Evil 2 stars.
Floppy-haired Leon looks as dashing as ever in leather, while Claire wears her typical red jacket, most recently seen in last year's great Resident Evil 2 remake.
Just because a game goes gold doesn't mean it's immune to delays. It's rare, but the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 is an example.
Minutes ago, CD Projekt Red announced that it's delaying Cyberpunk 2077 by three weeks. Originally set to launch on November 19, it's now scheduled for December 10. It'll still be here before the year's out.
As I've recounted here many times before, most of my formative years were spent loitering in the glowing neon paradise that was the arcade. But today, some 30 years later, arcades are very much few and far between, with only a few curators and buildings truly dedicated to the halcyon color and buzzing retro atmosphere of change machines, jingling pockets, and Operation W.O.L.F.
Retro game fans living in or around Brookfield, Il are in luck, however, as the city plays host to The Galloping Ghost Arcade: The Largest Arcade in the World. Keeping the dream alive long after the scene faded into history, The Galloping Ghost hosts over 600 titles from the golden age of the coin-op - all of which available to play, seven days a week, for a modest entrance fee.
For those who grew up around the arcade scene, The Galloping Ghost Arcade is a time capsule of some of the '80s and '90s' most unforgettable titles. For younger video game fans, The Galloping Ghost offers a peek into the past, where arcades were truly considered the place to go if you wanted to experience the best games in existence, before PlayStation came along and ruined the party with its powerful home hardware and catalog of incredible titles.
The short documentary below, by filmmaker Ryan Skyrd, recounts The Galloping Ghost's history, while taking a look at its corridors of cabinets. How many of your favorites are on show?
places a great deal of weight on the opportunity to play out V’s story however the player wants. The first major choice you have to make when deciding on the direction of your story is which class, or Lifepath, you should choose: Corpo, Nomad, or Street Kid. This Cyberpunk 2077 classes guide will walk you through each Lifepath, and what changes in your game experience based on this choice.
As some of you may know, I've stuck by the PS2 through thick and thin. When I first started my Destructoid profile over a decade ago I noted that the PS2 is probably my favorite console, right alongside of the Dreamcast. When I asked our readers what they thought in 2019, the PS2 won our poll by a landslide.
10 years later and I don't think I've changed my mind. The PS2 officially turns 20 this week in North America: let's remember it together.
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make. Today we’ll check out a game I respect more than like. But its remix album…yeah, that’s the good stuff.
‘s Halloween event kicks off today, trapping you in a nightmare where everyone has turned into a respawning puppet. I do not like it one bit. The event is called Sugar Fright, and it plonks players straight into Frost’s fever dream where everything is made of sweets and all your friends look like horrible Muppet Show rejects.
[Update: After sitting on the listings for two months, Sega has finally confirmed the double-packs officially. They are: Team Sonic Racing + Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces + Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD. They're out today for $39.99 each and you can find images for them below.]
Sega loves to bundle all their games together from time to time: bonus points of a bunch of Sonic titles are headlining it!
While I miss the days of rampant economical collections (sometimes we still get them!), double-packs are alive and well, as evidenced by a new Amazon listing from Sega. Simply titled Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack, the Switch bundle is a physical release for both of the aforementioned games in one SKU. The retail price? $39.99.
As a note: this isn't a horrible deal, especially for hardcore collectors. Sonic Mania and Team Sonic Racing will run you around $35 each for new physical copies on Switch. Digitally, Sonic Mania is $19.99 on the eShop, with Team Sonic Racing clocking in at $39.99. At the worst, this bundle could drive the physical prices down for each game. We've reached out to Sega to see exactly what version of Sonic Mania is included here.
Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack [Amazon] Thanks Jeff!
Japanese audiences will be able to work up a sweat with the new Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure bundle.
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Baby Yoda, the Yoda that’s also a baby, is coming to Star Wars: Squadrons as part of a new set of decorative ship bits. New Republic pilots will be able to have the breakout star from Disney’s Galaxy High School Musical sitting on their dashboard, though it’s only a model – he won’t be fiddling with your radio. EA have said they’ve no plans for post-launch content and it seems this is just a cheeky bonus to market season two of the Disney+ show.
So I missed my prediction of Lakers in five: but in six still isn't half bad.
Now that the NBA playoffs have ended and we're waiting on an announcement for when the 2021 season will begin, all eyes are on NBA 2K21; which came out last month on previous generation consoles and added in unskippable ads after launch. In a little over two weeks the next-gen versions are on the way with a $70 price tag: one of the first-ever announcements before Sony followed suit.
So what is that extra $10 buying you? According to 2K Sports, it's a version of the game built for next-gen systems. While we'll be the judge of that when it actually hits, the publisher is sharing a video that goes over more details of the next-gen experience beyond the fidelity enhancements.
2K Sports is boasting quicker load times due to the SSD, "next-gen movement advances," "150 AI-powered characters" in the lower bowl of the arena for enhanced crowd reactions, and a "dynamic rail cam" that helps center on said visual upgrades. The roughly four-minute video below with director Mike Wang's commentary will give you a quick rundown. Although we've had brief looks in the past with quick cuts, this is one of the only times we've gotten raw unedited gameplay.
Anyone with any sense knows that the last thing you should be doing in 2020 is posting. How is one to resist smashing that blue button, though, when one of the breakouts of Sundance 2020 was a stylish midnight movie adapted from a viral Twitter thread? Social media is a nightmare, sure, but it’s also a stage with…
The Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection is available as part of a limited physical release and digitally on Nintendo Switch until March 2021, after which it will be removed from the eShop.
The new trailer showed more of the new aircraft, emblems, and skins added with the Original Aircraft DLC.
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Pokémon Go maker Niantic has abandoned its plans to change how players earn the game's premium PokéCoin currency, after nearly six months of tinkering.
Australian fans were treated as guinea pigs for the trial, begun back in May this year, which replaced a portion of the PokéCoins earned in-game through gym control with tasks for completing other in-game activities.
The rejig was meant to offer alternative routes to gaining the game's coveted daily helping of coins (which otherwise need to be bought with real-world money), potentially benefiting players without regularly turned over gyms nearby.