July 2022

War of the Visions Trials of Reckoning Guide (FFX Reissue 2022)

5 months ago

The big PvE events in War of the Visions can be very confusing for newcomers, so we’re here to help you out. Here’s a full guide going over the Trials of Reckoning event currently going on in War of the Visions to help ensure that you’re making the most out of your NRG and currencies.

What Is Trials of Reckoning in War of the Visions?

Trials of Reckoning is one of three major PvE events that get rotated in and out in War of the Visions. These usually coincide with some sort of collaboration, or a campaign promoting new or rerun units. At the time of writing, the current Trials of Reckoning event is themed around the Final Fantasy X event rerun, which means that players will be able to farm for special FFX equipment recipes, like Tidus’s Necklace and Auron’s Sunglasses.

The core loop of this event mainly centers around farming out quests for Boss Tickets, which can then be used to farm big boss fights. Completing a boss fight will reward you with medals, which can be used in a lottery system to get plenty of rewards like equipment recipes, Awakening Prisms, and Memories. Alternatively, they can also be spent in the Mog Shop for other recipes and materials.

How to Start Farming Trials of Reckoning

Now for the meat and potatoes of this article. To start farming this event, tap on the Farplane option in the bottom right corner of the screen, then tap on Events. You should see the Trials of Reckoning banner, so tap on that to get started.

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Zhiqing Wan

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The arrival of Halo Infinite's co-op campaign preview test means I might finally play it

5 months ago

Last month, 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite's long-awaited co-op campaign would begin its public testing phase in July. Now, we finally have a date. The Campaign Network Co-op test for Halo Infinite is due to start on the week of July 11th, 343 Industries announced last night, and will support up to four players with any combination of PCs, Xboxes and Xbox Cloud Gaming players. Thanks, crossplay.

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Katharine Castle

New Nintendo Switch Online Genesis Games Include Zero Wing

5 months ago

Nintendo Switch Online Zero Wing

More Sega Genesis titles are now available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Nintendo has added four new Sega Genesis games to its Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack offering, including Zero Wing and Mega Man: The Wily Wars. The new additions also feature Comix Zone and Target Earth. All four games are available via the app.

Below is Nintendo's official announcement. The announcement tweet includes a brief trailer showcasing gameplay from each title. Zero Wing is a side-scrolling shooter, Comix Zone is a beat-em-up, and Target Earth is a run and gun shooter. Unlike the other titles, Mega Man: The Wily Wars is a compilation of the first three Mega Man games and a fourth, new game titled Wily Tower. As in the original 1994 release, players must complete all three games before unlocking Wily Tower.

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1542677284750082054

As a side note, Zero Wing is the game that birthed the "All your base are belong to us" meme. As such, it appears none of the mistranslations or grammatical errors have been changed. Additionally, you may also know Target Earth by its other title, Assault Suits Leynos. Notably, many of these games have also appeared in other compilations. Comix Zone, for example, was included in the earlier Sega Genesis Classics bundle for the Nintendo Switch.

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Andrew Kiya

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Weekly: a closer look at Pride Week, lamb cults, and more

5 months ago

Today on the Weekly show, we're talking Pride Week, as well as recapping the rest of Eurogamer for you.

My guests wrote some of the wonderful pieces we published as part of Pride Week last week. They are show newcomers Ed Nightingale, a news reporter on Eurogamer - who you'll recognise from the Newscast - and, all the way from tabletop land, Dicebreaker senior staff writer Alex Meehan. Alex often writes the Dicebreaker Recommends posts you see on Eurogamer each month.

Ed helped organise Pride Week this year so we begin with his thoughts on it, before moving onto his interview with the first openly trans eSports caster, Eli "Captain Fluke". She's blazing a trail in the Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant worlds and helping power a self-fulfilling loop of change there.

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Robert Purchese

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Tobii to be eye tracking technology provider for PlayStation VR2

5 months ago

Tobii has announced it is providing the eye tracking technology for Sony's upcoming PlayStation VR2.

"PlayStation VR2 establishes a new baseline for immersive virtual reality (VR) entertainment and will enable millions of users across the world to experience the power of eye tracking," said Anand Srivatsa, Tobii CEO.

"Our partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is continued validation of Tobii's world-leading technology capabilities to deliver cutting-edge solutions at mass-market scale."

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Victoria Kennedy

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Pride Week: Real Virtual Selves

5 months ago

Hello! All this week, Eurogamer has been marking Pride Month - on this, its 50th anniversary year in the UK - with a series of features celebrating the intersection of queer culture and gaming. As our Pride Week nears its end, Caelyn Ellis recollects the early internet's game-adjacent social spaces and explores how their growing complexity intertwined with her own personal journey.

And while we have you here, if you've been eagerly awaiting a restock of Eurogamer's Pride t-shirts, we're happy to report that more - in two ravishing variants - are now available for purchase. All profits will be split between LGBTQIA+ charities Mermaids and Mind Out.

It won't come as a surprise to anyone with even passing familiarity with the LGBTQIA+ community that self-expression is incredibly important to queer folks. It's all too common for us to spend much of our lives forcibly suppressing our identities, hiding who we are from the public, our friends and family, or even from ourselves.

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Caelyn Ellis

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How to Get S Rank in Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course DLC

5 months ago

Curious as to how to get S rank in Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course? Worry not, as you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll explain how to get that all-important S rank so you can rein supreme over those pesky, grinning bosses that keep putting you six feet under. Let’s dive into it, shall we?

Getting S Rank in Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

To get an S Rank in The Delicious Last Course, you’ll first need to beat the base game of Cuphead on Normal difficult to unlock the ‘Expert’ difficulty setting.

You then need to play a boss level on the ‘Expert’ difficulty setting in The Delicious Last Course, and then successfully beat it while meeting the following requirements:

  • Land six Super attacks.
  • Complete the level with three HP in under two minutes.
  • Perform three non-mandatory parries.

As long as you beat a boss fight on Expert while meeting the above criteria, you’ll attain an S rank for the level, and will have bragging rights over all of your friends.

On Expert, bosses have around 25%-50% more health and everything is significantly faster. As always practice makes perfect, so just keep trying and get used to the lay of the land. Knowing the level layout and enemy attack patterns is your key to success.

What Do You Get for Achieving All S Ranks in Cuphead The Last Course?

Currently, we do know that achieving an S rank in one boss battle in the latest DLC will net you an achievement/ trophy dubbed ‘Cooked to Perfection’ which is worth 50 Gamerscore/ Bronze trophy.

What you get for nailing an S rank in all bosses on Inkwell Isle IV still remains a mystery. However, the final two achievements/ trophies are Secret and may have something to do with getting a 100% completion. These are:

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Dylan Chaundy

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The Hardest The Office Trivia Quiz You’ll Ever Take

5 months ago

The Office was easily one of the most enjoyable sitcoms to ever grace our screens. Fight me. Though you probably won’t, because you’re already here trying to take a trivia quiz about The Office. Let’s not fight, let’s just reminisce about its greatest moments, and try and wish a new series or a movie into existence.

Whether your favorite episode is Scott’s Tots, or you just love Dwight’s impeccably detailed plan of the perfect crime, we’ll put your knowledge to the test with an assortment of easy and incredibly tricky questions that only the most hardcore of Office fans will be able to answer. What, you don’t like the challenge? I have a lot of questions. Number one, how dare you! Second of all, just get on and take the quiz already! We promise you’ll enjoy it.

There are 30 questions to answer, and at the end we’ll let you know how you got on. Sound simple? That’s because it is. Now, get to it!

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Chris Jecks

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What KD Is in Fortnite, Explained

5 months ago

You might have heard of the term KD or the K/D ratio being thrown around amongst your Fortnite buddies or in lobbies and if you aren’t sure what KD is in Fortnite, we are here to explain everything you need to know. 

What KD Is in Fortnite, Explained

The K/D ratio in Fortnite or in any other battle royale title is the kill-death ratio, which is the ratio of the number of kills a player gets versus the number of times they have died. Usually, this is the parameter most consider when judging how good a player is in the game. Most professional players and streamers have a high K/D ratio, meaning they eliminate a ton of players before going down themselves.

So, K/D ratios are a great indicator of how good you are in Fortnite. An improvement in the K/D ratio suggests that the player is getting good at the game. Kill to death ratio or KD is one of the most prevalent statistics for competitive multiplayer games and Fortnite is no different.

Knowing and understanding your Fortnite K/D ratio can help you understand where you stack up against other players and also work towards improving it.

How to check your K/D in Fortnite?

The easiest way of knowing about your K/D in Fortnite is by checking your stats in the game. All you need to do is fire up Fortnite and log into the game. Then, simply head over to the “Career” tab and click on it.

Once in the Career tab, click on the profile tab and under here you can pick the different modes to see how they perform against other players.

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Shubhendu Vatsa

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Second My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble Beta Planned

5 months ago

My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble Beta

Development on My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble proceeds apace, and if rumors prove true, a second closed beta test is planned for the game. Tipster Ryokuta2089 revealed on their blog that Bandai Namco's battle royale action title was due for another test, though did not specify when it would take place.

The next My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble beta will likely address issues raised by the first closed beta test, which was held in February 2022 in Japan.

In April, Bandai Namco published an Ultra Rumble beta report based on the first test, highlighting trends and other insights from the participants.

According to the report, over 15,000 players applied to join the first closed beta, with over 73% of those who responded to the post-test survey expressing the desire to play My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble upon its official release.

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Josh Tolentino

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Disco Elysium has added dyslexia-friendly fonts for those million words

5 months ago

Detective RPG Disco Elysium is not short on words, and now that text is a little more inviting. A free update yesterday added the option to display text in fonts which are intended to be easier to read for some people with dyslexia. The popular OpenDyslexic typeface is used for many languages, while Russian and Korean have their own fonts. I have a touch of the ol' dyslexia myself and do find this font helps me a bit.

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Alice O'Connor

Get the PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil for $470 after a $50 discount

5 months ago

GameStop are offering an RX 6700 XT graphics card for $470, a price drop that's since been matched by Amazon. We've linked to both retailers below, as the price is $50 below the US MSRP and hundreds of dollars cheaper than these cards cost earlier this year. This is a PowerColor Red Devil model too, a critically acclaimed design that offers excellent thermals with a triple-fan cooler.

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Will Judd

WH40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters' devs are still "trying to perfect" their powerful Space Marines

5 months ago

Adapting an established property in any medium has got to be a pretty tricky proposition. Satisfying the long term fans while keeping things approachable for newcomers on top of, well, making a good game. Add in the complexities of making a turn-based game based on an existing turn-based game and it’s surprising that developers don’t just collapse into gibbering, tentacle-waving Chaos Spawn.

Complex Games, the developers of recent XCOM-like Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters not only managed to resist the mutating power of the Warp, but produced an absolute cracker of a game. Suspecting pacts with Dark Powers were behind it, I put on my big Inquisitorial hat and set off to question Noah Decter-Jackson, the game’s Creative Director.

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Caelyn Ellis

The Sims 4 is going back to school this month with the High School Years expansion pack

5 months ago

It turns out that school won't be out for summer this year, because The Sims 4's next expansion pack High School Years is set to release on July 28th. The first full expansion since Cottage Living launched a year ago, High School Years is set to do exactly what it says on the tin, massively expanding gameplay options for Sims in their teens.

The pack promises to introduce staples of high school life like attending classes, getting detention, going to prom, and graduating, all as on-screen activities that the player can guide their Sims through. While there's a fair bit of overlap with the series' established college-themed expansion packs like The Sims 4 Discover University, giving this treatment to high school-aged characters is a franchise first, and something that's been on the fandom's collective wish list for a very long time.

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Rebecca Jones

A remake of the XIII remake is on its way

5 months ago

Cult classic cel-shaded shooter XIII was famously remade, and subsequently widely panned, in 2020. However, the remake is getting a second chance, as it is now being basically remade again.

A new statement on the game’s Steam page reads: "To achieve the quality standards and offer an optimal gaming experience, Microids decided to entrust the development of XIII Remake to the French studio Tower Five (Lornsword: Winter Chronicle). Hard at work for more than a year on a major update. This update will be released on September 13th.

"On that date, owners of the game will receive a free update and enjoy the game as intended. The development studio reworked the entire game from the Art Direction to the AI and added numerous technical improvements" (via Kotaku).

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Victoria Kennedy

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Crypt of the NecroDancer receives first update in five years

5 months ago

Rhythmic dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer has received its first update on Steam in five years.

A new blog post provides a comprehensive list of the quality of life improvements made for version 3.0.0, including Steam Deck support and a level editor.

Most excitingly, it seems even more is on the way from the team at Brace Yourself Games.

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Ed Nightingale

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Fan buys £30k of Nintendo stock to ask about possible F-Zero sequel

5 months ago

A Nintendo fan reportedly spent 5m yen (around £30k) on Nintendo stock to ask the company about a potential F-Zero sequel in an annual shareholder meeting.

During the meeting, which took place on Tuesday, the shareholder asked Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa if the company would consider making new games or remakes of its dormant series, specifically F-Zero.

As translated by VGC, Furukawa replied: "It is realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request, but we are very grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games."

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Ed Nightingale

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GOG reinstates Blade Runner: ScummVM edition following fan outcry

5 months ago

GOG has reinstated Blade Runner: ScummVM edition following a fan outcry.

Last month, Nightdive Studios released its critically-panned remaster of Westwood Studios' classic point-and-click adventure, delisting the popular fan-made effort in the process.

While buying the Enhanced Edition from GOG also got you the original version, fans slammed the troubled remaster in user reviews, giving it an overall rating of 1.5 stars out of five.

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Wesley Yin-Poole

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Halo Infinite's campaign co-op beta starts 11th July, lasts 10 days

5 months ago

It has been a long time coming, but positive steps are finally being made towards Halo Infinite's campaign co-op mode.

The beta for the campaign's co-op will begin on 11th July, and culminates on the 22nd.

343 industries' principal software engineering lead Isaac Bender and lead world designer John Mulkey have also provided more insight to the game's upcoming co-op mode.

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Victoria Kennedy

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What we've been playing

5 months ago

Hello! Welcome back to our regular feature where we write a little bit about some of the games we've found ourselves playing over the last few days. This time: speedrunning, turtles, and pass-the-pad delight.

If you fancy catching up on some of the older editions of What We've Been Playing, here's our archive.

I love that Neon White knows exactly what it wants to be. It isn't a shooter that also has speedrunning elements but keeps them hidden. It is, hands down, a speedrunning game. The whole thing is designed around getting to the end of a level as quickly as possible. Even the guns you pick up are more useful when you discard them to activate their movement ability, say a double-jump or a sticky bomb, which behaves a bit like a rocket jump. And, bless its heart, it has a quick-restart function, as all speedrunning games should. In that regard it actually reminds me quite a lot of Trials, that motorbike game.

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Final Fantasy XIV Reveals First Update 6.2 Details Including “Island Sanctuary” Farming Simulator-Like Content & More

5 months ago

Today Square Enix hosted the 71st Final Fantasy XIV Letter From the Producer Live broadcast, focusing on upcoming update 6.2.

As usual, producer and director Naoki Yoshida and global community producer Toshio Murouchi provided the first details about the upcoming update.

The update will be titled “Buried Memory” and it’s coming in late August 2022.

It’ll include new main scenario quests, new sidequests with the continuation of Tataru’s Grand Endeavor, and more Hildibrand quests (in the following patch 6.25)

Interestingly, there will be new weapon enhancement quests, also coming in 6.25, and they will be tied to Hildibrand’s quests. You’ll be able to get your legendary Manderville Weapons and update them through the 6.X updates. The progression will be quest-centric.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Nintendo Has Launched a Switch Repair Subscription in Japan

5 months ago

Update: Nintendo has provided the following statement to IGN: “This service is available only in Japan. We have nothing to announce regarding the development of similar services outside Japan.”

Nintendo has launched a Switch repair subscription service in Japan that costs the equivalent of around $18 / £15 a year.

As reported by VGC, Wide Care covers all Nintendo Switch hardware (standard and Lite) plus Joy-Con controllers, the TV dock and AC adapters for any natural breakdowns or accidental damage. The service costs ¥200 (around $1.50 / £1.25) a month and entitles subscribers to up to six repairs a year, including two hardware repairs with costs covered up to ¥100,000 ($739 / £615).

Nintendo has only announced the subscription service for Japan so far but IGN has asked the company if it plans to bring Wide Care to other regions.

While the Nintendo Switch hardware itself has proven fairly sturdy, the same cannot be said for the Joy-Con controllers, which have become infamous for their "Joy-Con drift" that the company hasn't been able to properly address in the Switch's five years on the market.

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Ryan Dinsdale

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Bethesda Keeps Offering Jobs to Fallout London Modders

5 months ago

The team behind Fallout 4's DLC-sized mod, Fallout London, has certainly caught the eye of Bethesda as the developer keeps offering its members jobs.

The Fallout London Twitter page shared an update (below), which explained that lead technical adviser Ryan Johnson would be leaving the modding team to start working for Bethesda. This marks the second time (that we know of) the developer has hired straight from the Fallout London team after lead writer, Stephanie Zachariadis was also hired by Bethesda in August 2021.

Not only that, but Fallout London's project manager Dean Carter was also offered a position at Bethesda's UK office to work on Fallout 76, though they declined in order to see the mod's development through to the end.

The post said development would not be impacted by the departure of Johnson, meaning it should still be on track for its recently announced 2023 release window. "We have known about this move for a while and thus [Johnson] has helped collate his knowledge into invaluable design documentation so the rest of the team can work on in his stead seamlessly," it said.

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Ryan Dinsdale

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PAX Rising Showcase 2022 Round-up

5 months ago

PAX East 2022 may have taken place all the way back in April, but we still have a few bits and pieces left to talk about from our time in Boston. Namely: the 12 indie games included as part of the event's PAX Rising Showcase, a booth that's been a fixture of PAX for over a decade that allows developers to show off their upcoming projects to those attending the show.

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Liam Richardson

No Man's Sky players have created an in-game cryptocurrency that works because it has no value

5 months ago

Yesterday tech journalist Alex Hern, who has been making comparatively gentle fun of the crypto crash, pointed out that he didn't Tweet about bitcoin in the boom times "because it wasn't funny then." So, after we posted yesterday about a crypto fan who very shoddily stole Itch and for some reason tagged Itch's founder in a tweet about it, allow me to bring you the news that some No Man's Sky players have come up with what I think is the most useful application of a crypto currency I've seen. And it works because it is deliberately valueless.

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Alice Bell

Nintendo Switch Online: Every NES, SNES, N64, And Sega Genesis Game

4 months ago

Every Nintendo Switch Online Game

Nintendo has been slowly beefing up its library of games available to Nintendo Switch Online and Expansion Pack subscribers. 

What began as a library of just 20 NES games has grown to include dozens more. Plus, Nintendo has since introduced SNES, Nintendo 64, and even Sega Genesis games, giving players a chance to play some fan-favorite classics and some deep cuts, too. It’s hard to predict when new games might arrive as the company has maintained a somewhat inconsistent cadence in doing so, but that’s okay because this list is all you need. 

As Nintendo adds new titles, we’ll be sure to update this list to include them. If you’re looking for something specific, use this story’s Table of Contents to jump to the different consoles quickly. Here’s every NES, SNES, 64, and Genesis game added to Nintendo Switch Online. 

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Wesley LeBlanc

EA's skate. opens up insider playtesting programme

5 months ago

EA's skate. is still in "pre-pre-pre alpha" but is opening up an insider programme for playtesters.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the next entry in the skateboarding series and now have a chance to provide feedback on an early version of the game.

Registration is now open for insider playtesting on the game's website, along with a new trailer that amusingly shows progress on development.

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Ed Nightingale

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The gaming industry calls out toxic fans

5 months ago

Yesterday was a sad day in the gaming industry. In less than 24 hours, we got the news that Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert was no longer going to talk about the upcoming release of Return to Monkey Island following online abuse, and God of War Ragnarök's producer had to ask everyone to remain patient while waiting for more news on the game.

It has since transpired that some members of the gaming community have even been sending unsolicited pictures of their private parts to members of the God of War Ragnarök team. They somehow believed that this would suddenly make Sony Santa Monica give the world an update on the game's release date... How they came to this conclusion is beyond me.

Since all of this has happened, prominent members from the industry have been making their voices heard and have called out the toxic behaviour of these so-called fans.

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Victoria Kennedy

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Niantic's Campfire social app will soon begin global rollout

5 months ago

Pokémon Go maker Niantic's new social app will begin its global rollout "in the coming days".

Campfire, as it's known, will allow users to find other players in local communities, make friends, and send group messages.

In the absence of social features in its games, Campfire will act as a companion app.

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Ed Nightingale

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FFXIV 6.2 Dungeons, Raid Tier, Unreal Trial Confirmed

5 months ago

FFXIV version 6.2

Final Fantasy XIV 6.2 will bring the next major content updates to the game, as detailed by the development team in the July 2022 Producer's Live Letter broadcast. The broadcast, hosted by Producer Naoki Yoshida and Community Producer Toshio Murouchi, detailed the many coming additions to the long-running MMORPG. Besides main scenario and sidequest content FFXIV version 6.2 will add new playable dungeons, another tier of Normal Raids, and an entirely new type of playable battle content.

As part of the main scenario, a new dungeon called The Fell Court of Troia will open up as part of the Main Scenario quest progression. A new Trial will also be added, but to avoid spoilers the team is keeping the details about it under wraps for now. It'll get an Extreme difficulty variant, as well.

The Abyssos tier of the Pandaemonium Normal Raid series also unlocks in FFXIV version 6.2. The first tier, Asphodelos, launched in December 2021, and its Savage difficulty tier arrived in January 2022. According to Yoshida, the team will experiment a bit with Abyssos by reducing the time interval between Normal and Savage difficulty unlocking. Rather than the usual two weeks, the Savage tier of Pandaemonium Abyssos will unlock just one week after the Normal launch. Yoshida is aware of feedback both for and against the move, and the team considers this time a "test run", and will adjust based on feedback.

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Josh Tolentino

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FFXIV Patch 6.2 Buried Memory Arrives in August 2022

5 months ago

Square Enix revealed its plans for the next set of Final Fantasy XIV content updates, including FFXIV Patch 6.2. It will appear in late August 2022. Before that arrives, the next patch for Final Fantasy XIV, Patch 6.18, will launch on July 5, 2022. It's bringing with it previously detailed features like Data Center Travel, as well as expansions to the game's server architecture and infrastructure.

When it FFXIV 6.2 does appear, it will introduce new Main Scenario quests, as well as a substantial amount of new content for players to experience. The patch is titled "Buried Memory" in English. The main scenario additions will continue the game's "Newfound Adventure" quest line, the post-Endwalker storyline that began in Patch 6.1. To tease developments, Producer Naoki Yoshida showed off a couple of screenshots. The first showed the Warrior of Light, Estinien, Y'shtola, and Varshahn meeting with Cid. The second showed a new being, which may be considered a spoiler for Endwalker.

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Josh Tolentino

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Portland Timbers FC Use Night in the Woods’ Mae Borowski to Support Pride

5 months ago

Ever since the Portland Timber FC were founded and joined the MLS back in 2009, its fanbase, aka the Timbers Army has become known as one of the most passionate and unique football clubs in all of soccer. Earlier this week on Twitter, the fans and team showed off that passion by not only supporting pride and equality but also showing they love video games like Night in the Woods.

In the tweet below by AP Sports Writer Anne Peterson, you can see the Timbers Army cheering vigorously at a home game, holding up banners that say “From Stonewall Brick and Portland an Axe, Respect Our Pride or Expect Our Wrath.” After this, none other than Mae Borowski pops up wearing a Portland Timbers kit. Other fans can also be seen holding up signs with anti-LGBTQ legislation as well.

Night in the Woods is a hit indie game developed by Infinite Fall, starring Mae Borowski, an anthropomorphic young girl who returns to her hometown after dropping out of college. The story follows her struggles with depression, mental health, and being queer.

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Andrew McMahon

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Reveals New Characters with Part 4, 6, & 8 Reveal Trailer & Screenshots

5 months ago

Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer and screenshots of its upcoming fighting game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R.

The trailer focuses on Parts 4, 6, and 8 of the anime and manga, and it includes the reveal of new characters as follows.

  • Yukako Yamagishi from Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • Jotaro Kujo (Parte 4) from Diamond Is Unbreakable
  • F.F. from Stone Ocean

These add to previously existing characters including Josuke Higashikata, Rohan Kishibe, Jolyne Cujoh, and Ermes.

Below you can check out a trailer and images of the new characters.

You can watch the trailer and check out the new assets below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Overwatch 2’s Junker Queen Feels More Like a DPS Hero Than a Tank

5 months ago

It seems like it was only just yesterday that we got an Overwatch 2 beta, and Blizzard’s already pushed out a second one to show off their new tank hero, Junker Queen. I’ve spent the past couple days playing around with her kit, and it’s safe to say I’m definitely not as high on her as I was on new DPS hero Sojourn.

Junker Queen‘s aesthetic and design is brilliant. It’s so Mad Max-like, which makes sense because she’s basically the ruler of the junkyard and cretins like Junkrat bow to her. Probably. To fit with her design, her main weapon is a shotgun, though she has a throwing knife and a large axe at her disposal as well.

Let’s get down to brass tacks: her kit is really fun to mess around with. She has quite a bit of versatility, even if she might be a bit too reliant on heals to really work on your team at the moment. During my time with the beta, I died a ton playing as her, but not before whacking a bunch of people on the enemy team with an oversized axe. They healed up quickly, but still, it was a good time.

The problem with Junker Queen, in my very amateurish opinion, is that she doesn’t feel like an especially good tank character. Overwatch‘s roles are very clearly defined: tanks are there to protect and create space for their team, supports are there to heal up their team, and DPS characters are there to kill things. Junker Queen’s kit gives me the impression that she’s trying to do a little bit of everything, and not really excelling at any of them.

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Zhiqing Wan

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