June 2022

Forza Horizon 4: Can You Sell Cars? What You Need to Know

6 months ago

Wondering whether you can sell cars in Forza Horizon 4? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Sell Cars in Forza Horizon 4?

Forza Horizon 4 showers you with credits (CR) and a showcase full of new cars that you can use your credits to buy some with. You will get some free cars along the way, but you’re going to get tired of those. Most people are going to eventually save up a little cash and go out and buy their own cars. Luckily, you can also sell cars in Forza Horizon 4, and here’s how to do it.

How to Sell Cars via the Auction House in Forza Horizon 4

To sell cars in Forza Horizon 4, you’ll need to use the Auction House. Open up the main menu, and then tab your way over to the Cars section by pressing RB. From there, assuming you have progressed far enough into the game (it won’t take that long) you can ‘Go to Festival.’ Do that as that’s where you’ll find the option to sell cars.

Next, on the top bar, you’ll see the Auction House option. Again, tab on over there. From there, you can see all the options you have to sell and bid on cars.

To sell cars, you can go to Start Auction on the bottom right of this menu.

There, you can select the car you want to sell, pick your starting price, and a buyout price if someone is impatient and just wants to beat everyone to the punch. You can also choose how long you want the auction to last.

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Ed McGlone

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What to Do After Beating Fire Giant in Elden Ring

6 months ago

Elden Ring is a massive game with tons of things to see and do, along with a whole bunch of boss fights for you to check out. Because of that, you might find yourself feeling a little lost or stuck at times, and that’s where we come in. If you’re wondering what to do after beating the Fire Giant in Elden Ring, here’s what you need to know.

What to Do After Beating Fire Giant in Elden Ring

If you’ve managed to beat the Fire Giant, congratulations! He’s one of the tougher endgame bosses because of how much damage he deals and how difficult it is to dodge his moves. If you’ve beaten him, you’re basically at the point of no return in Elden Ring.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Searching for Meaning in Nier Automata and Beautiful World, Where Are You

6 months ago

This piece contains spoilers for Nier Automata and Beautiful World, Where Are You.

How do we find meaning in the modern world? It’s probably a question that every conscious generation has grappled with going as far back as, well, who knows? But it seems like a more pertinent, gripping question now than it ever has been. Maybe that’s just my human brain and its inability to think broadly, but there’s something about the digital era we’re living in that makes this central question feel more depressing than I imagine it would if I were a farmer in 1800s Cyprus, frolicking in the sun and bathing on the shores.

“I looked at the internet for too long today and started feeling depressed.”

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Kaan Serin

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Silt review: there are plenty of fish in the sea but they're all trying to kill you

6 months ago

Has anyone coined the term Limbolike yet? 2D side-scrolling platformers that are a bit Tim Burton-y, and possibly in monochrome. Y'know the ones? Silt is a Limbolike, only it's Limbo under the sea. Other free-wheeling associations I have made include Minute Of Islands and, most weirdly, Gormenghast. But having mentioned the later, and because people who like Gormenghast really bloody like Gormenghast (a reasonable position), and respond to its evocation like Chekhov's dogs let loose at the eleventh annual Ringing World National Youth Championship competition, I'm now going to have to temper expectations back down.

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Alice Bell

Junichi Masuda Joins The Pokemon Company as Chief Creative Fellow

6 months ago

Junichi Masuda The Pokemon Company Game Freak

Game Freak Founder Junichi Masuda has joined The Pokemon Company, now appointed as Chief Creative Fellow within the company. Masuda stepped down from his position as Managing Director of Game Freak on May 31, 2022. The Pokemon Company and Masuda have released a joint statement to announce the appointment. The Pokemon Company states that it will work alongside Masuda to develop new products and services.

You can read the full statement from Junichi Masuda regarding his new position at The Pokemon Company below:

I have served as the director of the Pokemon video game series, starting with “Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version” up until “Pokemon X and Pokemon Y,” and was involved in the development of many video games, including Pokemon GO. I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to all Pokemon fans.

Going forward, I hope to transcend the boundaries of video games by trying to offer greater surprises, fun and excitement to people all over the world, while doing my utmost to connect people, expand the circle of “play” and to help bring about a richer world for us to share. I appreciate your continued support in my new role.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Keyblade Fastener Charms Available

6 months ago

Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Fastener Charm Collection

Samatha Thavasa will release a collection of Kingdom Hearts Keyblade fastener charms. These items will be available as part of a Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary collection. A total of 7 Keyblade fastener charms will be available. Consumers can purchase the charms individually for 4,950 yen (about $38) or as a collection for 13,200 yen (about $102). Purchases of the collection will include a special case, which features popular iconography from the game. Pre-orders for the charms will remain open until June 26, 2022. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

The Keyblade fastener charms consumers can purchase as part of the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary collection include:

  • Kingdom Key
  • Kingdom Key D
  • Oathkeeper
  • Oblivion
  • Star Seeker
  • Ultima Weapon
  • Way to the Dawn

As the items will be made to order, purchases will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Additionally, once orders are made, they cannot be cancelled due to the nature of production.

Each fastener will also feature a miniature charm attached to the Keyblade, similar to how the Keyblades appear in each respective Kingdom Hearts title.  You can take a look at the fastener charms below.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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Sims 4: How to Age Up Sims

6 months ago

Part of the fun in The Sims 4 on PC is creating a family and watching them grow. Sure, watching a child grow up can be fun but changing diapers and dealing with their nonsense might get aggravating. Fortunately for you, The Sims 4 has a handy way for you to quickly grow characters. Here’s how to age up Sims in The Sims 4 on PC.

In The Sims 4, there are two ways to make your child or adult grow into a new age. One way is official and baked into the game’s core gameplay system, while the other way is a cheat. Let’s talk about how to age up your Sim officially.

Here’s How to Age Up Sims in The Sims 4 on PC

The Sims 4 has seven different stages of life: baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult, and elder and you can manually age anyone to any of these life stages with a birthday cake or an option in the game.

Baking a Birthday Cake to Age Up Toddlers & Other Sims

First off, you can age up a Sim by having them make a birthday cake. Have a Sim make a cake by clicking on the oven, selecting ‘Cook’ and choosing ‘Cake.’ Once the cake’s finished baking, you can choose to ‘Add Birthday Candles’ to it with any adult Sim.

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Wesley LeBlanc

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Trails of Cold Steel: All Class Question Answers

6 months ago

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel uses an AP system throughout the entire game, that ties into your ranking at the end of each chapter. There are a ton of different ways to gain AP in Trails of Cold Steel, from completing side quests to finding secrets. One of those ways is choosing the right answer to questions in class, so here are all class question answers in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.

What AP Gets You in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

First off, we should note that gaining AP is definitely in your best interest, as it can net you some nice rewards in Trails of Cold Steel. New items and materials can be awarded through gaining AP, and there’s also bits of story attached to many side quests.

That being said, by no means do you have to complete sidequets, gain AP, or even answer questions right. You can make it through the game perfectly fine without doing any of that.

All Class Question Answers in The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel PS4

We’ve listed all of the class questions in Trails of Cold Steel by the date that they appear in-game. Do note that there are many other ways to gain AP, and this is simply covering the right answers to questions Rean is asked.

Class Questions Answers

Below you’ll find all of the correct answers, midterm answers, and we’ve included the Substitute Tutor Sidequest as well, due to that being “academic” based.

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Hayes Madsen

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Genshin Impact A Muddy Bizarre Adventure Event Guide

6 months ago

After several weeks of delay, the Genshin Impact 2.7 update has finally been released across all the platforms. As always, there’s a massive list of changelog that provides a detailed breakdown of new content and features. Despite an array of new content, many players have their eyes focused on the upcoming events scheduled to roll out in the Genshin Impact 2.7. One of these forthcoming events is A Muddy Bizarre Adventure, whose details have been officially revealed by devs at HoYoverse during the 2.7 livestream. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s A Muddy Bizarre Adventure event.

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Tarun Sayal

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Dislyte Review – Drop the Wallet

6 months ago

Dislyte on iOS

It takes a lot –and I mean a lot— for me to get properly invested in a mobile game. I may be a complete degenerate when it comes to gacha games and any sort of RNG-based pulling system, but it’s rare for me to get to a point where I’d even start to consider dropping money on a game.

The gacha games that tend to pull me in are usually already associated with an established IP, like War of the Visions with Final Fantasy, or NieR Reincarnation with, well, NieR. There are exceptions, like Genshin Impact and the upcoming Honkai: Star Rail, but those games are pretty major exceptions as they’re the outliers that are very obviously head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. So when Dislyte came along, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d finally found an original IP gacha game that I could really invest my time into.

First impressions matter the most with mobile games, especially when they’re free-to-play. If something doesn’t grab you within the first 15 minutes, just uninstall the game and move on to the next one. Dislyte understands this at a very fundamental level, which is why the first thing you’ll notice about this game is its distinct comic book-like art style and flashy animations.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Genshin Impact Perilous Trail (Realms of Guile and War) Event Guide

6 months ago

A brand new update for Genshin Impact is live now, and it marks the addition of new characters, a weapon, storyline quests, and more. As always, HoYoverse will also be organizing a bunch of exciting events throughout version 2.7. In fact, the developers have given us a sneak peek of the upcoming events on their official blog, including an event called Perilous Trail.

Similar to other Genshin Impact events, players can earn a bunch of free rewards, including Primogems, Hero’s Wit, Weapon Ascension Materials, and Mora, after completing the event’s primary tasks. So without any further delay, here’s everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Perilous Trail event.

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Tarun Sayal

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The Forest: All Cheats & Console Commands

6 months ago

The Forest is absolutely packed to the brim with cheat codes and console commands that can mess with practically everything in the game’s code. You can activate anything from a god mode to an iron man-type mode that deletes your save data when you die.

The Forest Cheats List for PC & PS4

There are some codes that you can use in The Forest that will require the game to be put into developer mode before they can work. This is the case for most of the codes. However, there are some that can be used without the game being in developer mode. For these codes, simply type the code at the game’s title screen:

  • Ironforest: Buildings are indestructible.
  • Meatmode: Disables all cheats.
  • Rawmeatmode: Permanent death. Your save file will be erased upon dying.
  • Regrowmode: 10% of fallen trees will regrow while you sleep (as long as the stump is still there).
  • Veganmode: Enemies will only appear in caves.
  • Vegetarianmode: Enemies will only appear at nighttime.
  • Woodpaste: Resets holes created by hole cutter and crane.

These cheats can also be used on PS4 if you plug in a USB keyboard into your console and enter them at the main menu.

How to Enable Developer Mode to Enter Console Commands on PC

The majority of the codes in The Forest will require the game to be put into developer mode. In order to do this, simply type developermodeon at the title screen, and then press F1. You should see a small text box in the top-left corner.  You can then start the game. The following commands can be entered by pressing F1, typing the code into the text box, and then pressing enter.

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Jamie Payne

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How to Get Fading Twilight in Genshin Impact (& Is It Worth It)

6 months ago

With the release of update 2.7 in Genshin Impact, there are tons of new events and new banner characters to pull for, including Yelan. If you’re not interested in Yelan, however, there’s still plenty of content to check out, as well as new weapons to acquire that can be very helpful for newcomers or F2P players. Here’s how to get the Fading Twilight bow in Genshin Impact, and our take on whether it’s even worth getting or not.

Getting Fading Twilight in Genshin Impact

The Fading Twilight bow is a reward that you can get from the new Perilous Trail event. However, in order to gain access to the event, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Hit Adventure Rank 28
  • Complete the main quest titled “A New Star Approaches”

This means that you need to have completed most of the story quests in Genshin Impact, at least up until the point where you’ve reached Liyue and met Zhongli. The story’s developed quite a bit since then, but it still does take some time to reach Liyue if you’re starting from scratch.

After you’ve completed the quest, Paimon will inform you of a new quest that you can pursue, titled “An Unexpected Guest.” Simply follow the objective markers to the Chasm Underground to meet Yanfei to unlock the Perilous Trail event.

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Zhiqing Wan

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How to Get Game Volume Through Your Xbox One Headset

6 months ago

So you want to run your game audio through your Xbox One headset, easy right? Well, not exactly. The first issue you might face is that there are actually two different versions of the Xbox One controller. The first and older version has a proprietary port which requires a separate stereo adaptor in order to allow for a headset to be plugged in. The second and current version actually has a 3.5mm jack which you can plug a headset into.

How to Get Game Volume Through Your Xbox One Headset

Doing either will allow you to channel the game’s volume through to your headset. By default, the audio should automatically switch to your headset when you plug it in, if not, there are some things you must do first.

Change the ‘Volume’ Option in the Xbox One Settings

Open up your Xbox Dashboard and go into the ‘Settings’ menu. From here, you’re going to want to select ‘Display and Sound’ and then find the ‘Volume’ option. This will open up several settings which allow you to channel game audio through your headset, speakers or both. It’s worth noting that you can also choose where your chat audio comes through as well, under the same menus. This should allow you to adjust the game volume through your Xbox One headset.

Update Your Xbox One Controller

If you’re having issues with the audio not coming through, you may have to go and update your controller. To do so, ensure you are connected to Xbox Live and head to the ‘Settings’ menu on the Dashboard. Select ‘Devices and Accessories’ then ‘Update ‘ on the selected controller. Wait for the update to install and then go through the same steps as above.

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Jake Green

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Quintessential Quintuplets Pizza Hut Promotion Has the Sisters Delivering Pizza

6 months ago

Quintessential Quintuplets Pizza Hut

Multinational pizza chain Pizza Hut is pairing up with The Quintessential Quintuplets to promote the anime series' latest movie. The promotion's key illustration features the five Nakano sisters dressed as Pizza Hut delivery workers. The promotion will run from June 1, 2022, to July 3, 2022, in Japan. The event also includes special campaigns on social media, where winners can receive gift cards, merchandise, and other prizes. [Thanks, Game Watch!]

The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie debuted in Japanese theaters last month. The movie is a continuation of the events of the original anime adaptation's two seasons. It follows the Nakano sisters and protagonist Futaro Uesugi as they go on a graduation trip to Okinawa.

For fans living in Japan, the promotion will offer several benefits with each purchase from Pizza Hut. Namely, customers can choose a "My Box" for their pizza to receive a special box featuring the promotional illustration. The box will also come with a lottery number, where winning numbers are awarded special merchandise. A total of 55 winners will receive a rubber keychain that plays audio when pressed. Furthermore, 5,555 winners will receive a downloadable Pizza Hut The Quintessential Quintuplets smartphone background.

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Andrew Kiya

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Take Care of Anya With This Spy x Family Tamagotchi

6 months ago

spy x family anya tamagotchi header

Being a spy or assassin is tough work, but for those who wish to live a day in the life of Loid or Yor Forger, an Anya Tamagotchi will come out on December 17, 2022. The Tamagotchi nano will appear in toy stores, dollar stores, and the like in Japan, though they will also be available online. It will cost 2,530 JPY, which is approximately $19.70. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

The Spy x Family Tamagotchi lets you take care of Anya in her school uniform, and you unlock more outfits as you take care of her. There are even some outfits that are exclusive to the Tamagotchi and do not appear in the show or manga. There are also two versions of the Tamagotchi will be available to purchase. Consumers can opt for a green one that draws inspiration from Loid and Yor, or a pink and black one meant to evoke Anya.

The Tamagotchi features three types of mini-games that you can play. So far, we know that there is a dodgeball game and a word-matching game. The results of these games will affect Anya’s development. Additionally, you can give Anya peanuts as snacks. If you do not pay attention to Anya, she might get sulky and run away.

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Stephanie Liu

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Silt Review - Glittering Through Muck

6 months ago

Silt Indie Puzzle Art Adventure Inside Limbo

Reviewed on: PC
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Publisher: Fireshine Games
Developer: Spiral Circus Games
Release:
Rating: Teen

The impeccable graphics and thought-provoking narrative shine so brightly in this puzzle/adventure title that the game’s defects, like the frustrating lack of direction, stand out in grimy, stark contrast. The moment I began playing, I was under the aquatic world’s monochromatic and disquieting spell. However, the magic was continuously dispelled as I increasingly encountered imbalanced challenges and tedious objectives.

Silt is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful games I’ve played this year. Its underwater world is brought to life in shades of black, grey, and white. But though the color palette is limited, it is applied masterfully. Inky darkness gives way to foggy gloom, which is pierced by brilliant illumination. The artistic visuals are meticulously detailed. Every feature and figure is shaded and ornamented in ways that make me stop and admire the screen instead of moving to my next objective. One moment, I swim along an ocean floor choked with reeds; in the next, I emerge from the gaping mouth of an inert, needle-fanged monstrosity, and both scenes equally demand my attention. The graphics’ dark and light motifs also spill over wonderfully into the game’s exploration of those themes.

Author
Jill Grodt

Frogger and the Rumbling Ruins hops onto Apple Arcade this month

6 months ago

The new Frogger game from Konami will be hopping its way onto your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV (via Apple Arcade) on 3rd June.

Frogger and the Rumbling Ruins will unite players with the titular Frogger as he learns about the lost treasure of an ancient frog tribe (why are they ancient - your guess is as good as mine, but I'd say... maybe they croaked?).

However, this is not all. Along with the promise of hidden riches, something else strange is going on, as "an alarming number of froglets are disappearing around the world". You can check out the new trailer for Frogger and the Rumbling Ruins below.

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Victoria Kennedy

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V Rising is delicious but best consumed with friends

6 months ago

V Rising is all the rage right now and if you spend half an hour with it, it's not hard to see why. It's such an appealing idea it hits like Dungeon Keeper did all those years ago. Be the baddie! Okay yes please! Or in this case, specifically: be a vampire reawakened after many years to find the land they once dominated taken from them by snivelling humans, and now you're going to take it back.

You go about this gradually because you're no Dracula yet, and doing so involves two interlinked systems: combat and building a bigger base. And that base, yes, is a gothic vampire castle pieced together bit by bit, one wall at a time.

In essence, then, it's a base-building and crafting game, and when you mix in multiplayer, which is a huge draw here, it begins to feel a lot like games you've played before: Valheim, Grounded, Conan Exiles - there are lots of them. Except here, there's less of an emphasis on survival and more on combat. The experience of playing V Rising is much more like playing an action role-playing game like Diablo, with a huge base-building and crafting element added to it.

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Robert Purchese

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18 European countries call for better regulation of loot boxes following new report

6 months ago

A new report commissioned by the Norwegian Consumer Council has concluded that loot boxes in games are "exploitative and predatory."

Consumer protection agencies in 18 European countries have backed the report and called for better regulation of video games.

The report uses both FIFA 22 and Raid: Shadow Legends as case studies to demonstrate the "wide arsenal of tricks to push consumers into spending as much time and money as possible exploiting consumers hope to receive the reward despite a miniscule chance and likelihood to do so".

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Ishraq Subhan

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Activision employee wrongful death lawsuit dropped

6 months ago

Parents of an Activision Blizzard employee who took her own life have dropped their lawsuit against the company.

Kerri Moynihan, a 32-year-old finance manager at Activision, died in 2017 while attending a company retreat.

The incident publicly came to light as part of California's still-ongoing lawsuit against Activision, filed last July, which has alleged multiple instances of discrimination and misconduct at the company.

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Tom Phillips

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New Evercade handheld console coming this winter

6 months ago

A new Evercade handheld console will be released this winter: the Evercade EXP.

Iterating on the previous handheld, the slick white Evercade EXP features a faster processor on par with its home console equivalent Evercade VS, as well as a higher resolution screen, built-in WiFi, and a new pair of triggers.

In addition, Tate Mode will allow players to rotate the handheld for vertical play - the screen has been designed for this and the console includes extra buttons to accommodate the change in orientation.

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Ed Nightingale

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Retro game forger discovered after years of sales equating to almost $100k

6 months ago

A skilled forger has been discovered after years of selling retro games and memorabilia to unsuspecting collectors.

The Big Box PC Game Collectors group has ousted Enrico Ricciardi after several members came forward with counterfeit copies of classic games which they had purchased from Ricciardi.

The group has now shared a public document (via Kotaku) detailing its investigation and subsequent evidence against Ricciardi. This document states: "If you have received games from [Ricciardi], check them closely and compare with known originals. I advise to presume they are fake, because our investigation has unearthed quite a bit more alleged forgeries than real."

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Victoria Kennedy

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EA execs individually speak out on women's and trans rights

6 months ago

Respawn boss Vince Zampella and The Sims exec Lyndsay Pearson have issued statements supporting the rights of women and transgender people, as EA continues to be pressured by employees to make a wider statement of its own.

The remarks, posted publicly on Twitter overnight, reportedly follow an internal meeting within EA on LGBTQ+ issues, Kotaku reported.

There, the publisher was again asked by employees whether it would make a public statement on these issues - and reportedly again kept to its previous line that these topics were subject to different points of view across the company.

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Tom Phillips

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God of War on PC now has AMD FSR 2.0 support

6 months ago

PC gamers rejoice! God of War on PC has been updated to support AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0.

For those of you out of the loop, I highly recommend you give Digital Foundry's explainer a read, where Alex Battaglia explains it much more eloquently than I ever could.

In short, FSR 2.0 is a suite of image upscaling technologies which let your PC run the game at a lower internal resolution, which is then reconstructed to be close to indistinguishable from its native resolution.

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Ishraq Subhan

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Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts producer Shinji Hashimoto retires from Square Enix

6 months ago

Shinji Hashimoto has retired from Square Enix after almost 30 years at the company.

Having joined Squaresoft (as it was known)in 1995, Hashimoto later became the brand manager for the Final Fantasy series and co-creator of Kingdom Hearts.

He shared a message of his retirement on his Twitter, as well as a video message on the Square Enix account where he explained his love for meeting fans at events, something he's sadly been unable to do due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ed Nightingale

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Konami pulls the plug on Super Bomberman R Online

6 months ago

Super Bomberman R Online is now going offline. Konami has announced its plans to "terminate the service" on 1st December across all platforms.

In addition to this, Konami revealed that the sale of Bomber Coins and Premium Packs will end today (1st June), with the company asking for all unused Bomber Coins to be used "before the end of the service".

Konami did not go into the specifics of why it has made this decision, only citing "various circumstances" as the catalyst for the service's closure.

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Victoria Kennedy

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Xbox's latest update lets you reveal secret achievements

6 months ago

There's good news for all of you achivement hunters, as this month's Xbox dashboard update will let you reveal the details of secret achivements.

This should save quite a bit of time for completionists, who will no longer have to resort to Google in order to find the one pesky achievement that haunts your nightmares.

To find the hidden details, just open the Xbox Guide from within a game and go to Game Activity and then Achievements. After that, you just need to find the achievement you're after and manually select to unhide it.

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Ishraq Subhan

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God of War now has AMD FSR 2.0 support on PC

6 months ago

A surprise God of War PC update has made it one of just three games to support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 2.0. This significantly improved upscaling option, introduced a few weeks back in Deathloop (and more recently making it to Farming Simulator 22), completely replaces God of War’s FSR 1.0 setting, giving Radeon GPU owners a performance booster that comes much closer to Nvidia DLSS on quality.

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James Archer

Overcooked 2: How to Play Splitscreen Co-Op Multiplayer

6 months ago

Overcooked 2 has finally released and, as was the case with the first game, it is at its best when you’re playing with some friends. If you want to jump in to see how you fair with a partner, here’s everything you need to know about how to play splitscreen co-op multiplayer in Overcooked 2.

Technically, multiplayer makes the game easier because it allows you to share out the tasks and be more methodical with how you get all the dishes out to the paying customers. However, that’s all down to how well you work as a team. You may be seamless, but you’re more likely to be screaming at each other and inadvertently re-creating some angry Gordon Ramsey memes.

How to Play Splitscreen Multiplayer in Overcooked 2

First of all, to play splitscreen co-op in Overcooked 2, you need to make sure that each player is active, which you can see by them being in the food truck at the main menu.

Simply turn the controller on and press the left and right shoulder button if you’re on Switch (L/R), or A/X for Xbox One and PS4 and the second player will join. You’ll need to do this for each player you want to add, up to four players.

Once everyone is in the food truck and ready to go, player one can then choose which mode to jump into: The Story, Arcade, or Versus.

After a brief loading screen, you’ll be able to choose which level you want to play on before you’re shown the star requirements and thrust into the splitscreen co-op multiplayer action.

You’re all on one screen in Overcooked 2, so it’s not splitscreen exactly, but it’s still local co-op multiplayer.

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Tom Hopkins

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Pokemon Isle of Armor: Which Kubfu Evolution Is Better (Water or Dark)

6 months ago

Kubfu, the featured Pokemon of Isle of Armor, has a unique evolutionary path. In order for Kubfu to evolve, it must complete one of two possible trials on the Isle of Armor. The path you choose will evolve it into Urshifu, and give it a permanent secondary type change. In this guide, we go over which Kubfu evolution is better in Pokemon Sword and Shield: Isle of Armor, the Water or Dark path, and explain both in a bit of detail.

Rapid Strike Urshifu vs. Single Strike Urshifu – Which Is Better?

Let’s first break down the difference between the two Urshifu forms: Rapid Strike and Single Strike.

Rapid Strike Urshifu evolves from a Kubfu that completes the Tower of Water trial. Kubfu will evolve into Urshifu and will become a Fighting/Water-type that has the exclusive move Surging Strikes. This is a 25 BP attack that will hit three times and will critical hit each time.

This is an extremely powerful move as not only will it hit very hard, it will also bust through mechanics such as Mimikyu’s Disguise ability.

Fighting/Water is also a powerful and rare type of combination. It has no 4x weaknesses and its 2x weaknesses: Flying, Grass, Electric, Psychic and Fairy are manageable. It has more resistances including: Rock, Bug, Steel, Water, Fire, Ice, and Dark.

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Ed McGlone

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Air Twister Evokes Space Harrier in New Announcement Trailer

6 months ago

Air Twister

YS Net, the indie studio founded by Shenmue creator and former Sega luminary Yu Suzuki, has announced its first game. That game is Air Twister, a new original title that bears a strong resemblance to Space Harrier, one of Suzuki's best-regarded works. It releases for iOS devices via Apple Arcade on June 24, 2022.

Check out the first trailer for Air Twister below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-0RSl_UGv0

Air Twister is billed as an "all-new fantasy endless shooter" and stars Princess Arch. After her planet is attacked by mysterious alien invaders, Arch takes up her crossbow to fight off the bizarre foes astride her giant swan. The shots of Air Twister gameplay shown are strongly reminiscent of Space Harrier. Players control Princess Arch, shifting her around the screen as enemies cross over their path. She fires pink homing missiles at enemies, which can be locked on to. The game will have over twenty different enemies, ten massive bosses, and twelves stages. Further game modes can be unlocked by collecting Stars from the stages. The game uses touch controls but is gamepad-compatible. Online score-ranking is also supported. The trailer is set to the song "Aglaea" by the artist Valensia.

Air Twister will release on Apple Arcade for iOS devices on June 24, 2022. Hironobu Sakaguchi, another prominent Japanese game developer, also released Fantasian for Apple Arcade in 2021.

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Josh Tolentino

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Tekken 7 Sales Surpass 9 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

6 months ago

Tekken 7 Worldwide Sales

Bandai Namco announced that sales for Tekken 7 have surpassed 9 million copies worldwide. The announcement included a special illustration of Kazuya Mishima standing atop a rock with 9 million carved beneath it. Bandai Namco extends its thanks to Tekken players around the globe and the community that has formed around the series. [Thanks, Gamer!]

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It was also revealed that the Tekken World Tour will return for the first time in three years. The Tekken World Tour will be held on June 24, 2022, in Florida. The tournament will see competitors from sixteen different regions participate, with winners advancing to regional and global finals. The global finals will be held sometime in early 2023.

In April 2021, Bandai Namco revealed that Tekken 7 had sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Previous sales milestones included Tekken 7 reaching 3 million copies sold worldwide in October 2018, and 6 million copies sold worldwide in September 2020. Since its initial release, the title has seen several DLC characters added to the game. This has included characters from other franchises such as Noctis from Final Fantasy XV. Entirely new characters like Lidia Sobieska have also been added to the roster.

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Kazuma Hashimoto

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June Xbox Update Finally Lets You View Secret Achievements

6 months ago

Xbox Series X/S Secret Achievements Update

You just heard the collective sigh of relief from achievement hunters all over the world because their hobby just got a lot more convenient. 

That’s because after a new Xbox update, you'll be able to view secret achievements from wherever you’re playing an Xbox game. Before this update, you simply could not – the console would let you know an achievement was secret, but you’d have to search online elsewhere to determine its objective. Starting this month, you can choose to reveal secret achievements, according to a new Xbox Wire blog post, as reported by IGN

“If you don’t mind spoilers or want a hint on any of the achievements in the games you’re playing, it’s easy to find the secret achievement details on your Xbox,” the blog post reads. “From within a game, open the guide and go to Game Activity > Achievements. When you see a secret achievement, you can now reveal details like the title, achievement description, and Gamerscore. And after you peek, you can go back and hide it or continue to display the details. 

“You can reveal secret achievements anywhere you like to play and track your achievements from Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles, the Xbox app for Android and iOS, the Xbox app for Windows PC, and Game Bar on your PC.” 

Here’s a look at how it works

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Wesley LeBlanc

Review In Progress – Diablo Immortal

6 months ago

Blizzard is launching its first big Diablo mobile game this week, and I've had it on my phone for the last handful of days, putting it through hell for review. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to see everything that Diablo Immortal has to offer after spending over 15 hours with the free-to-play handheld action RPG, but in lieu of a full review, I'd like to share some thoughts on my time with Immortal as the game is soon to be available for everyone to play on mobile devices and PC.

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John Carson

Diablo Immortal Review in Progress

6 months ago

Killing monsters just never gets old in the Diablo games. The feel-it-in-your-bones punch and kinetic energy of combat has always been one of the series’ strongest attributes, and Diablo Immortal proudly continues that tradition on iOS and Android devices (and PC, though that version isn’t available at the time of this writing). It also looks set to continue the tradition of near-neverending gameplay, in which the meaty campaign is just a starting point, giving way to dungeons to run, higher-difficulty levels to ascend, and endgame systems in which to take part.

My verdict on whether it succeeds on all those fronts will be some time coming, however, as the early access review version I’ve spent the last week playing was really only a taster. After all, it’s hard to judge a game with MMO aspirations amongst an extremely limited pool of players and an impending progression wipe ahead of launch. Even so, after playing a Demon Hunter (one of six classes at launch) up to level 50, Diablo Immortal has done a great job of scratching my demon-slaying itch. So stay a while and listen to my thoughts so far.

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Cam Shea

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Xbox Update Finally Lets You Reveal Hidden Achievements

6 months ago

Microsoft's latest Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One update finally lets users reveal hidden achievements on the console and official app.

These secret achievements, which are usually veiled by developers to prevent spoilers, would previously tell users "the more you play, the more likely you are to unlock it". For achievement hunters though, this usually meant just looking it up on another device.

As announced on Xbox Wire, the June update smooths out this issue, as users can now choose to reveal the hidden achievement, unveiling details including its title, description, and how much Gamerscore will be awarded.

The achievement can be hidden again or kept open, and this feature will be simultaneously added to all Xbox consoles and apps on PC, mobile, and so on.

Xbox was lagging behind a little with this feature as PlayStation received the option to reveal hidden trophies a few years into the PS4's lifecycle, in 2016. Microsoft first added Achievements to its games in 2005 when it released the Xbox 360, and the designer behind the system (alongside Game Pass and other features) departed the company in April.

The June update also makes downloading updates more efficient on Xbox, as game patches will apparently now be detected more reliably and downloaded more quickly than before.

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Ryan Dinsdale

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One of the Pokémon Series' Most Important Developers Is Moving Away from the Games

6 months ago

A co-founder of Pokémon developer Game Freak is leaving the studio to join The Pokémon Company – moving away from developing the games and looking at the franchise more widely.

Junichi Masuda will begin his new role as chief creative fellow and use his "deep understanding of the Pokémon brand to develop new services and products".

Masuda co-founded Game Freak and programmed and composed music for the original Pokémon Red and Green (and later Blue) games before directing later entries, starting with 2002's Ruby and Sapphire. He has since directed, produced, or had significant influence over practically every subsequent entry, making him one of the most important members of the Pokémon games franchise.

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Ryan Dinsdale

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