Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves - how PS5 improves upon a last-gen masterpiece

1 day 5 hours ago

When Uncharted 4: A Thief's End was first revealed during E3 2014, Naughty Dog presented a stunning teaser trailer featuring Nathan Drake waking on a beach... the detail was unprecedented and astonishingly, it was running at 60 frames per second. Of course, that 60fps dream never came to pass - beyond multiplayer mode - but 30fps was just fine, bearing in mind the quality of the final game. That said, we were left wondering what might have been. Certainly, simulated 60fps gameplay using the game's slow-motion mode looked absolutely beautiful - but now, thanks to PlayStation 5, it's running at 60fps in real-time. Or 120fps, if you prefer.

Revisiting Uncharted 4 and its Lost Legacy spin-off - both remastered now for PlayStation 5 - reminds us of the sheer level of achievement delivered by Naughty Dog in the last generation. Both are impressively executed games that essentially perfect the cinematic action formula, delivering strong characterisation, stunning locations and exceptional set-pieces. Across the PS4 generation, the studio proved time and again that it had mastered the balancing act of delivering engrossing player agency within a tightly-defined cinematic experience.

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John Linneman

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Demo Releasing Today for PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch

1 day 6 hours ago

Today Koei Tecmo is releasing the western version of the playable demo of its upcoming Musou game Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires.

The demo will be made available across consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch) today.

Below you can read what it features directly from the press release:

“The Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires demo features the all-new evolved castle sieges, including both invasion battles and defense. Storm the enemy castle, or fight to defend your fortress in this challenging tutorial. Virtual warlords can play through each siege scenario repeatedly to discover and develop the best strategies to overpower and outthink opponents.

In addition, fans will be able to experience the game’s in-depth edit mode, enabling gamers to create their own officers before taking them into battle. The newly created characters can then be transferred from the demo version to the full game as long as you are playing the same platform on both the demo and final product.”

If you’d like to see more, you can watch the previous trailermore gameplay from Tokyo Game Show, and another video.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires releases in the west on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on February 15, 2022.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Persona Collaboration Cafe Will Have 3 Separate Menus

1 day 6 hours ago

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The Sega Collaboration Cafe in Akihabara will have a Persona event for the series' 25th anniversary that lasts from spring to summer 2022. The first round will begin on February 12 and end on March 27, 2022. Afterwards, the second round will be from May 28 to July 10, 2022. During the first round, three types of menus will appear over the course of three sessions. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

All drink items will cost 660 JPY ($5.80) each. Food items will cost 1320 JPY ($11.60) each. As mentioned earlier, depending on the session, what you can order will change. The sessions and menu items are as followed:

February 12 - 25, 2022

  • Persona 4 tomato pasta
  • Persona 5 black ramen
  • Protagonist drinks
  • P3 Protagonist pancake (1320 JPY)
  • P1 Boy With Earring parfait (990 JPY)
  • P2 Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment parfait (990 JPY)

February 26 - March 11, 2022

  • Persona 1 Philemon chicken rice
  • Persona 1 Snow Queen ramen
  • Persona 1 & 2 duology drinks
  • St. Hermelin High School pancake (1320 JPY)
  • P1 Boy With Earring parfait (990 JPY)

March 12 - March 27, 2022

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Stephanie Liu

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Best Open World Games to Look Forward to in 2022

1 day 6 hours ago

2022 is set to be a huge year for games, with a ton of blockbuster titles from the world’s biggest developers and publishers set to release by the time we’re all counting down from 10 to usher in 2023. To help you pinpoint the games you absolutely need to have on your wishlist, we’ve compiled this list of the best open world games in 2022 to look forward to, or to at least have on your radar. So, let’s dive right into it.

1. Pokemon Legends: Arceus – Jan. 28 (Switch)

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After what seems like an eternity of asking for a proper, open-world Pokemon game, it looks like Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have finally listened. Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in the Sinnoh region, but way back before the events of the Diamond and Pearl titles.

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Chris Jecks

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Raven QA unionising the hard way after Activision Blizzard decline to recognise them

1 day 7 hours ago

Activision Blizzard have declined to voluntarily recognise the union forming at Raven Software's QA department, forcing workers to take the long approach. The group calling themselves the Game Workers Alliance will now have to hit up the National Labor Relations Board and run elections, but say they're still confident about unionising because, y'know, they have the support of a supermajority. "Once again, when management is given a choice, they always seem to take the low road," the group said.

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Alice O'Connor

If we have to have a million new Star Wars games, let them be made by Respawn

1 day 7 hours ago

Although announcing three games at once feels a bit much, I'm really happy about the Respawn feat. Star Wars news. Respawn Entertainment always felt like one of those development studios that should have been shut down by a bigger studio circa 2015 because the people loved Titanfall but it wasn't, you know, Call Of Duty or anything. I turned my back for what seemed like but a moment, and suddenly Apex Legends exists and Respawn are one of the key players under EA, growing stronger from within. One day we'll be watching Andrew Wilson at an E3 showcase and realise it's actually Vince Zampella's eyes looking out at us. Everyone coming on stage to present is just Vince Zampella doing a voice and wearing a different baseball cap.

Point is, I'm mostly just pleased that Respawn are still around to make games featuring robots that surprise and delight us. And if they're not allowed to do Titanfall 3, Star Wars is at least a rich field to till said robots. Lousy with robots, is Star Wars. But honestly, if anyone is going to make Star Wars games (apart from BioWare, who have spent recent years making Dragon Age 4 and / or collapsing like a magnificent neutron star) then I'd root for Respawn. They may not make the Star Wars games you think you want, but they'll make the ones you need right now.

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Alice Bell

Kao the Kangaroo (2022) Announced

1 day 7 hours ago

Kao the Kangaroo, the mascot platformer first seen two decades ago on the Sega Dreamcast and Game Boy Advance, is returning for a reboot on all major platforms (PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X) this summer. Watch the announcement trailer above and click through a half-dozen new screenshots in the gallery below.

Punchy kangaroo Kao will again navigate colorful worlds clad in boxing gloves that can be imbued with various abilities. Coin-collecting is a must, of course, and the developers at Tate Multimedia also promise challenging combat along with "unique boss battles." Naturally, it's a family-friendly game that Tate says will have an engaging story.

Check out IGN's review of the Sega Dreamcast version of Kao the Kangaroo from 2001, and our review of the GBA version from 2002.

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

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Ryan McCaffrey

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Capcom Reports Strong Digital Sales in Financial Report

1 day 7 hours ago

Capcom Financial Report

Capcom has released its consolidated financial report for its third quarter, revealing that digital sales have bolstered the company's profits. As of December 31, 2021 net sales for Capcom have risen by 35.9 percent. Additionally, operating income for the company has risen by 43.9 percent during its third quarter. Capcom largely contributes this success to digital sales, which have seen solid growth. Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin are explicitly mentioned within the financial report. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

During this period, sales for video games exceeded 25.8 million units. Additionally, due to other endeavors, Capcom has now reached its highest net sales and highest level of all profit items at the end of a third quarter within the company's history. For this reason, Capcom has decided to keep its business forecast the same.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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Awesome sim KartKraft leaves Early Access today

1 day 6 hours ago

KartKraft, the highly acclaimed sim that was so good Motorsport Games went and bought it all up and set up a new Australian studio for some of the team at original developer Black Delta, is finally leaving early access and having its full launch today.

Having first hit Steam in 2018, Motorsport Games moved in on KartKraft last year, and the full release will see some 10 laser-scanned tracks, 20 kart manufacturers and plenty by way of mod support. It's also one of the better racing experiences you can get in VR, so is worth a punt if you prefer your driving games a bit more immersive.

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Martin Robinson

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 review: the cheapest RTX card yet impresses

1 day 6 hours ago

The £239/$249 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 is the long-awaited desktop equivalent of the RTX 3050 that debuted in laptops last year, bringing with it a massively expanded power envelope and double the VRAM of the mobile version. That ought to allow for much better performance on the desktop, but how much can Nvidia wring out of the GA106 die? To find out, we've paired the new GPU with a high-end PC system and tested it in all of our favourite games.

Normally, we'd expect a next-generation GPU to perform within the same ballpark as the previous-gen part from the same tier. So for the RTX 3050, the hope is that we see performance in line with the outgoing RTX 2060, which remains a pretty strong choice for 1080p to 1440p gaming - and has the ability to use DLSS to boost performance significantly, often compensating for the extra strain caused by enabling ray tracing. If the RTX 3050 can bring those features down to a lower price point without compromising performance, then Nvidia would be on to a winner.

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Will Judd

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus review - budget bare-minimum, or the series' purest form?

1 day 6 hours ago

It's a strange kind of punishment, being a long-term player of Game Freak's collective Pokémon works. To have played all these games as they came out is to be forever tormented by the series high of Pokémon's early gems. For many these are all-time video game highs: deep, vast, iconic giants, games that launched and subsequently bottled the lightning of a generational craze. Continuing on beyond them means suffering a kind of constant haunting by the hypothetical, the what-if world where the studio is given the time and budget and technical talent it so obviously needs - and that the Pokémon Company, owner of the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, can so obviously afford.

But it's also to be dragged along still by the series' superlative, enchanting, uber-compelling core: battle, trade, collect. Yes, there's a lingering sense of austerity and belt-tightening, of a kind of savage, self-inflicted economisation and distillation of Pokémon games into the absolute barest necessities for existence. Of a publisher with a fondness for ever-tougher rounds of development-budget limbo. But this is just what it means to enjoy Pokémon, now. You want more, you feel you really should want more, but by some twist of dark magic you're left feeling grateful for what you've got.

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Chris Tapsell

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review – Learning Some New Moves

1 day 7 hours ago

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Developer: Game Freak
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Rating: Everyone
Reviewed on: Switch

Catching as many Pokémon as you can, learning more about them, and training them to be stronger in battle are the very foundations of Game Freak’s iconic RPG series, but few titles exemplify those core concepts as powerfully as this latest outing. Pokémon Legends: Arceus tasks you with exploring a bygone era of the Sinnoh region, then known as Hisui, and gives you more ways than ever to complete your Pokédex. While some elements don’t feel like their final forms, I love where this new direction takes the Pokémon series.

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Brian Shea

Crysis 4 Revealed In A New Teaser, In ‘Early Stages’ Of Development

1 day 7 hours ago

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Crysis is a series best known for being a great FPS and a trilogy of games capable of melting graphics cards. Constantly pushing the envelope of FPS visuals with each release, it seems Crytek is ready to melt some more cards because it has officially announced Crysis 4 in a new teaser released today. 

The teaser doesn’t reveal too much – it shows the Sun, a crumbling city, and more, but it ends with a giant “4” and the words, “join the journey [and] become the hero.” You can watch the teaser below for yourself: 

Then, in a reply tweet to that teaser, Crytek says “we’re excited to announce we’re working on the 4th installment in the Crysis series” and that it wants “you to join us on our journey and become the hero you were destined to be.” That tweet links to a blog post with more information about the new sequel. 

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Wesley LeBlanc

AI: The Somnium Files nirvanA Initiative Will Have Two Protagonists

1 day 7 hours ago

Spike Chunsoft published new information for the upcoming sequel to AI: The Somnium Files in Japan. It announced that AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative will have two protagonists. The new images reveal that the man in the game's key art is in fact a protagonist on an equal footing with Mizuki. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The male protagonist Ryuki is a rookie Psyncer affiliated with ABIS. He has a more reserved and calm personality. Though he is known for his high academic grades, he has no family as he has lost his parents and younger brother. Atsushi Tamaru will provide the Japanese voiceover for this character.

The woman with black attire is Tama, who is an AI-Ball, just like Aiba. She will accompany Ryuki as his assistant. Spike Chunsoft describes Tama as a rather interesting character who likes to encourage Ryuki by striking him. Ai Kakuma will voice this character in Japanese.

Spike Chunsoft also shared new artworks for the main characters, including the new protagonists, in nirvanA Initiative. It also confirmed that Tama will have a chibi form as well.

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Kite Stenbuck

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PS5 Will Finally Let You Auto-Upload Captures to Mobile

1 day 8 hours ago

The PlayStation 5 will finally allow players to have their latest screenshots and video automatically uploaded straight to mobile.

As spotted by the Twitter account Gaming Interactive Photos (and reported by VGC), fans will now be able to have their captures automatically uploaded straight to their PlasyStation mobile app. As can be seen in the tweet below, video clips sent to devices will be limited to three minutes or less while captures more generally will have an expiration period of fourteen days.

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Jared Moore

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Activision Blizzard Won’t Voluntarily Recognize New Raven Software Union

1 day 8 hours ago

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Thirty-four quality assurance employees formed a new union at Raven Software called the Game Workers Alliance Union. It became the first union at a publicly-traded video game publisher (and the first within Activision Blizzard). The union asked Activision Blizzard for voluntary recognition, but the publisher has revealed that it won’t do that. 

Raven asked Activision Blizzard for the recognition by January 25, and hours after the deadline, an Activision Blizzard spokesperson sent the following statement to Game Informer

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Wesley LeBlanc

Yakuza Acrylic Standees Include Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima

1 day 8 hours ago

Sega will release a second series of Yakuza acrylic standees. This second set will come with 12 standees. This will include acrylic standees featuring Yakuza characters from Yakuza 4, Yakuza 5, and renders of characters as they appear in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. All twelve standees are available to pre-order. Each standee will cost 1,650 yen (~$15), with the expected release date set for March 23, 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The line-up of characters includes:

  • Kazuma Kiryu
  • Goro Majima
  • Taiga Saejima
  • Haruka Sawamura
  • Shun Akiyama
  • Masayoshi Tanimura
  • Tatsuo Shinada
  • Masaru Watase
  • Ono Michio

The version of Tanimura that consumers can purchase is based on his new render from the Yakuza 4 re-release. Additionally, two versions of Akiyama will be available to purchase through this set. This includes his Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 6 appearance.

You can take a look at the standees below.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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A New Crysis Game Is in Development; Officially Revealed With a CGI Tease

1 day 8 hours ago

Crytek has today revealed that a new Crysis game is in development, the first mainline game since Crysis 3 in 2013. The announcement comes by way of an official press release, though images from today’s accompanying CGI trailer surfaced hours before the embargo which were then subsequently confirmed by the developer.

The game is in the very early stages of development, with little in the way of firm details about its design and premise confirmed in today’s announcement.

Here’s what Crytek CEO Avni Yerli had to say in a press release sent to Twinfinite:

Right now the game is in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet, but we wanted to bring you the news at this time as we are so hyped for the future, and to let you know that we will be listening to our community.

Crytek has a proud history of working with our community to develop the games you want to play. Crysis is incredibly important to so many people – it’s beloved by gamers everywhere, and some of those working in the industry today are doing so because of the original game – so we want to make sure the next installment in the franchise lives up to all of your expectations. Make sure to join our socials and get involved!

As development progresses we will release more details when we can. But in the meantime, know that our dedicated and talented team is working hard to bring you a truly next-gen shooter.

I also want to let Hunt: Showdown players know that we have some great things planned for you too, this year and beyond, so watch this space.

You can check out the CGI announcement tease below.

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Alex Gibson

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Letter from the editor: Hi, I'm new at this

1 day 7 hours ago

Well hi, hello and how do you do? I'm new here, so please don't bite.

Okay, so I'm not exactly new around these parts - my 11th anniversary is going to quickly roll around later this year, and I'm sure a fair few of us will have crossed paths in the past - but I'm still relatively new at all this editor lark. Seeing as this is the first time I've had the privilege of writing one of these letters, I thought I might as well try and sketch out what some of that might all mean.

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Martin Robinson

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Crysis 4 Is Coming

1 day 8 hours ago

Crysis 4 is on its way, with developer Crytek putting out a teaser trailer following a leak on Chinese social media. The game is still early in development and "will be a while yet".

Announced under the simple headline of 'A Crytek Announcement', the teaser shows a number of images, from an unstable sun to a collapsing building, before ending with a large number 4 and the tagline "Join the journey. become the hero."

No official title, release date, platforms, or game details have been announced at time of writing.

Update: Crytek CEO Avni Yerli has confirmed that the fourth Crysis game is "in the early stages of development so it will be a while yet." Yerli added: "We wanted to bring you the news at this time as we are so hyped for the future, and to let you know that we will be listening to our community."

As you might expect from this series, Yerli says the team is aiming to release "a truly next-gen shooter," and will release more details "when we can."

A leak from earlier today broke the news a little earlier than planned. As reported by Eurogamer, Crytek's BiliBili account posted a message that translates to "The 'Crysis 4' project is confirmed, opening a new nano battlefield!"

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Joe Skrebels

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Call of Duty: Warzone 2 reports spark fan concern over what may be left behind

1 day 8 hours ago

Last night's report that Activision is developing a sequel to live service battle royale Call of Duty Warzone has sparked concern among fans who have spent countless hours - not to mention money - on the original.

Activision is yet to officially confirm it is making Warzone 2, but its existence emerged last night as part of a Bloomberg report which listed it as one of three upcoming Call of Duty games still to launch on PlayStation despite Microsoft's planned $70bn takeover of Activision Blizzard.

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Tom Phillips

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Final Fantasy XIV Home World Transfer Service is Congested

1 day 8 hours ago

Final Fantasy XIV Home World Transfer Service Congested

The Home World Transfer service in Final Fantasy XIV is currently congested due to the high volume of players requesting to have their Home World changed. Square Enix asks players to remain patient, as the process will take longer than usual. Additionally, if players are receiving an error message while applying for their free Home World Transfer, they should wait and try to apply again.

Square Enix also acknowledges that there is currently a very large amount of errors for those applying to transfer to the Oceania Data Center. The developer notes that this could in part be that players have not accessed the Data Center they wish to transfer to. Accessing the Data Center players wish to transfer to is a requirement for the transfer. However, players only need to access the Data Center once for the transfer to process correctly. In order to do this, players need to go to the start screen and change their Data Center to the Oceania Data Center. After that, the transfer should work, outside of the on-going issue with congestion.

Additionally, players will receive an e-mail once the application for the transfer processes. However, players are advised to avoid logging in to that specific character before the transfer is complete, as it will result in an error. It is unclear as to how long the Home World Transfer service in Final Fantasy XIV will remain congested.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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FFVII The First Soldier and FFVII Commemorative Broadcast Announced

1 day 9 hours ago

FFVII The First Soldier FFVII Commemorative Broadcast

Square Enix announced a Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier and Final Fantasy VII commemorative broadcast. The FFVII The First Soldier and FFVII commemorative broadcast will be held on January 31, 2022. It will begin at 7pm JST/2am PT/5am ET/11am CET. Several members of the development team will appear, including Tetsuya Nomura. Final Fantasy VII Director, and Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer, Yoshinori Kitase will also be present as a special guest. [Thanks, Gamer!]

The FFVII The First Soldier broadcast will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII in Japan. It will feature new information regarding upcoming developments for the mobile title. Additionally, the broadcast will feature a segment about Final Fantasy VII that will delve into memories of Final Fantasy VII. The FFVII The First Soldier and FFVII commemorative broadcast will be available to watch on YouTube and Japanese streaming platform NicoNico. It is unclear if English subtitles will be available.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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Vampire Survivors really has those frantic Geometry Wars thrills

1 day 9 hours ago

I know exactly which game Vampire Survivors reminds me of and it's Geometry Wars, which is a wonderful thing. And yes, I know it doesn't look like it, and yes there's a crucial difference in that, here, you're not in control of your own attacks - and I'll come onto that in a moment. But it's absolutely Geometry Wars in the way that really matters to me. In that screen-filling spectacle of being utterly overrun by an endless wave of enemies while you scrabble to find any gap to escape through. That thrilling, never-ending headlong pelt while fireworks go off around you. Vampire Survivors packs that thrill.

Now, the not-being-in-control-of-your-attacks bit. This is the game's quirky ingredient, the part you notice early on and maybe wrinkle your nose at. I did; I honestly thought the game was broken and restarted it, silly sausage. But what happens here is the game attacks for you. Say you're equipped with a whip, which you will be, then every so often, the whip flashes out and hits. It goes something a bit like whip, beat, beat, whip - it's not a long wait (although it's agonising later on if you don't improve it).

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Robert Purchese

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New Knights of the Old Republic Switch Patch Fixes Its Giant Text

1 day 9 hours ago

A new Knights of the Old Republic patch for Nintendo Switch has fixed the game's giant and rather obnoxious text boxes.

Per a press release, the game's latest Nintendo Switch update will fix a number of issues - including its oversized combat message boxes that have frustrated fans since the game's launch last year.

For those unaware of the issue, it would present problems for fans during turn-based combat sequences in the classic action-RPG. When in fights, players would see almost a quarter of their screen filled with a massive text box, which was mostly blank space.

KOTOR developer Aspyr noted on Twitter last month that it was set to fix the issue during an upcoming patch.

While that might be the most notable change from the game's most recent patch, Aspyr has also made a number of other tweaks to the game, including fixing issues with absent NPC voice lines, an error causing incorrect button icons to appear during tutorial prompts, and a bug causing the colours for the game's full alignment icons to be swapped.

In addition to fixing a number of problems with KOTOR, fans playing on the Nintendo Switch should also note that a number of cheats have now been added to the game. In order to access the cheats you'll need to click the left stick three times, at which point, you'll have access to a range of power-ups such as turbo speed, the ability to create items, and give your character additional experience.

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Jared Moore

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Sin Chronicle Broadcast Will Detail Multiplayer Mode

1 day 9 hours ago

Sin Chronicle Broadcast Multiplayer

Sega announced a Sin Chronicle broadcast, set to air on February 2, 2022. The broadcast will cover various gameplay elements, including a multiplayer mode. Additionally, the broadcast will include more information about the main scenario of Sin Chronicle. A new piece of key artwork and a new promotional video will also be reveled during the broadcast. The broadcast will begin at 9pm JST/4am PT/7am ET/1pm CET. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The mentioned multiplayer mode will allow players to take on events together. However, those interested will have to wait for the broadcast to learn more about Sin Chronicle's multiplayer. Game Director Hisashi Kobayashi and the General Director Jun Matsunaga will host the broadcast. Viewers can immediately set an alarm for the broadcast through YouTube. As it stands, the broadcast will only be available in Japanese. There will be no English subtitle option.

Originally set to receive a December 2021 release, in November 2021, Sega announced Sin Chronicle would be delayed to a Spring 2022. More specifically, Matsunaga revealed that the team is now aiming to release the game in late March 2022. That said, the game does not have a concrete date of release as of yet.

Sin Chronicle will release for Android and iOS devices in Spring 2022.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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Sam Raimi Officially Weighs in on Spider-Man: No Way Home

1 day 9 hours ago

Few movies in recent memory left filmgoers with such a sense of nostalgic satisfaction as Jon Watts’ multiverse-spanning action-adventure pic, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and amazingly, it’s still – over five weeks after its initial theatrical release, no less – absolutely smashing it at the box office. One question that’s been buzzing around fans’ collective consciousness, however, is: how did Sam Raimi – the OG director behind the Tobey Maguire trilogy – feel about the Web-Head’s latest outing?

Well, in a recent interview with Variety, the 62-year-old writer-director revealed his thoughts regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home, and it seems that he – like the majority of cinemagoers – really enjoyed his time with the flick. Quick warning, though – be wary before reading on, as there may be some spoilers for those who haven’t had a chance to watch the film yet.

“It was so much fun,” Raimi said. “I love ‘No Way Home’ and the audience I was with went crazy. It was delightful to watch Alfred play his role, and Willem Dafoe, just seeing these guys take it to the next level. And Tobey was awesome as always. The best word I can say is it was refreshing for me.”

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Dylan Chaundy

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JoJo Magazine #1 Issue Preorders Open in Japan

1 day 10 hours ago

JoJo Magazine Preorders

The first issue of the new JoJo Magazine is now open for preorders in Japan. Starting January 26, 2022, the magazine will be available for preorder on select Japanese online retailers such as Amazon JP, Rakuten, and Tsutaya. Furthermore, the new issue bought at select stores will come with a special illustrated post card to celebrate the magazine's launch. The Spring 2022 issue will cost ¥1,650 (about $15.50) and release on March 19, 2022.

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The magazine is open for preorders at 13 online storefronts. It's important to note that online preorders of the magazine will not come with the special illustrated postcard. The official JoJo Magazine Twitter account shared a list of stores at which the postcard will be available.

Below is the list of online retailer chains with preorders open:

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Andrew Kiya

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Someone should make a game about: Deafness

1 day 11 hours ago

In the last few years, representations of disabilities in video games have been on the rise. However, with representations of deafness, everything is usually represented with the common stereotypes: characters are always shown using American Sign Language and are unable to hear at all. So far, we've not really had a game that spotlights a main character with deafness - and no, we don't want to talk about the abysmal The Quiet Man.

So, what if we had a game with RPG elements where the main character is deaf and just living their life?

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Ben Bayliss

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Jason Oestreicher's Top 10 Games of 2021

1 day 10 hours ago
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2021 was lookin OK? ‘till it didn’t. It was rough. You know, one of the biggest things that happened was the cross-country move to Atlanta. That’s Big and Exciting and… Stressful. Marry that with my mom passing a couple weeks before, a foot that was infected (and that I had to end up getting a toe amputated), and more than a couple of hospital stays for various reasons and… holy man…

BUT!!!

2022. My year (I hope I’m not jinxing this). The number 22 is super dominant in my life. I don’t really believe in this sort of stuff, but hell, this is some crazy coincidental shit.

  • I was born on the 22nd of March
  • My oldest son was born on 12/2 (kind of a 22?)
  • My daughter? May 22nd. At exactly 10:22PM which, in military time is: 22:22
  • My youngest son, born a week late… on the 22nd

Stuff’s crazy, right?

What does that mean for this year? That it’s gonna be a crazy good year! Or it’s all gonna come crashing down. Who the hell knows?!? YAY!

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Jason Oestreicher

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Daily Deals: Up to £1000 Off the Perfect PS5 4K OLED TV Right Now

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This is one of the best deals of the year so far. LG C1 OLED TVs are on sale right now (see here), and you can get an extra 10% off with code LG10 during the sale. This is the perfect TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X, working at 4K 120Hz, with an HDMI 2.1 port available to use. I recommend the C1 55", now down to just £1079.98, a massive reduction from the £1299 list price, and an even better discount compared to the Black Friday sales.

Just enter LG10 at checkout, and you'll bring the TVs down to the lowest price they've ever been online. The sale at LG is on for just one week, and will expire after February 1, 2022. This is a very limited time frame, so make sure you get your order in as soon as possible.

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AD: The Perfect PS5 Ready LG 4K TV is On Sale

We ranked the LG C1 OLED TV as our best TV for gaming, and that still holds up right now. The 48" has dropped to just £900, an incredible new low price for the top of the line TV. But, if you're looking to go a little bigger both the 55" and 65" have also seen significant discounts.

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