Game Informer

Meet Carrlyn Bathe, The First Female Broadcaster In EA’s NHL

13 hours 31 minutes ago

If you’ve been playing NHL 21’s Be A Pro mode, you might have heard a new voice commenting on your rookie season. Newcomer Carrlyn Bathe joins core broadcasters Ray Ferraro and James Cybulski in giving updates on your progress and discussing important milestones. She’s no stranger to hockey: LA Kings fans should recognize her as she’s been covering the team for Fox Sports West, but Bathe also has hockey in her blood: Her father, Frank, played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings, and she also grew up playing the sport. Bathe’s role in NHL 21 marks her as the first female broadcasting voice in the franchise’s history. We recently sat down with Bathe to discuss her role, and found out she’s also taken a shine to gaming and streaming. 

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Kimberley Wallace

Dying Light Brings Back Left 4 Dead 2 Crossover Event With New Playable Character

14 hours 22 minutes ago

Dying Light is bringing back that Left 4 Dead 2 crossover goodness for Halloween again with Bill and Chompski showing Virals who is boss. The crossover event was met with praise when it debuted last year, which means now is the perfect time for Techland to bring it back. 

The Left 4 Dead 2 crossover event in Dying Light is short, it starts today on October 27 and will run until October 29. In this event, players will see a massive increase in Virals as they battle it out through hordes of foes with each wave getting harder and harder as they come. 

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In the revival of the event, Techland offers a new playable character with William "Bill" Overbeck, a known Valve favorite, alongside the handy dandy Gnome Chompski weapon meant to shred the undead to pieces. 

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Liana Ruppert

Chris Metzen Is Back With Warchief Gaming

15 hours 27 minutes ago

Chris Metzen, former senior vice president of story and franchise at Blizzard Entertainment, is back in the game development ring. Warchief Gaming was a tabletop gaming club in Orange County, CA, but now it's going to be a development studio as well. Metzen is joined by Mike Gilmartin, former vice president of quality assurance at Blizzard, in this new adventure pursuing the development of tabletop games.

Chris Metzen

This might be one of the worst times in recent history to be pushing tabletop products given the COVID-19 crisis, but hopefully things are way better on that front by the time Metzen's new adventure bears fruit.

Mike Gilmartin

Warchief Gaming was originally a gaming club founded in 2018, but now it's going to be making games too. The original club intends to remain open and continue operations even as the development studio begins in earnest.

Check out the Warchief Gaming announcement video below!

Author
Daniel Tack

Madden NFL 21 And FIFA 21 Headed To PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X On December 4

16 hours 2 minutes ago

Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 are headed to Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 on December 4, and using the EA dual entitlement system you can upgrade your game for free from current gen consoles. How does it work? Well, there's a big FAQ and assorted rules to read over on the official dual entitlement EA page, but the essence is that you can upgrade your game to the next gen version for free.

Certain types of progress are also slated to carry over in FIFA 21, including content in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and VOLTA FOOTBALL. In Madden NFL 21, content from Madden NFL Ultimate Team, binder content, Madden Points, avatars, gear, and Madden Rank through The Yard all carry over. 

The offer is good for a limited time, and the respective offers expire when Madden NFL 22 and FIFA 22 come out. For more details and information about dual entitlement, check out the official EA page.

Author
Daniel Tack

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales And Learning The Ropes In New Daily Bugle Issue

16 hours 18 minutes ago

It's that time of week again, Spidey fans! A new Daily Bugle has arrived for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and this time? We're digging deep into what it takes to become a new hero of New York City. While the last issue touched on a rising threat, the latest Daily Bugle goes into the city bustle. 

In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, our new Spidey will be swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper looking to fight crime and make the city a safer place for all. That doesn't mean that swinging comes easy though, but our new hero must learn the ropes ... fast ... to keep the streets clear of crime in the aftermath of Kingpin's reign. 

Miles is very much his own man, he's not a carbon copy of Peter Parker. That's a good thing, but it also means a new hero to master when swinging around a city filled with life and movement. Don't expect a graceful superhero with him, Miles' excitement shines through in every action he takes, including his Spidey moves. While he's still learning what it means to be Spider-Man, his heart and mind are in the right place to become the ultimate hero New York needs. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

The Dark Harvest Has Begun In Dauntless

16 hours 22 minutes ago

It's that time of year when things get creepy and crawly in Dauntless, so arm yourselves and get out there for some Dark Harvest action. The action has already begun in earnest, but the real action with special hunts begins on Thursday, October 29. Until then, you can earn special rewards from Shrowd effigies, find mysterious portals, and scoop up limited-time cosmetics via currency earned during the event. ]

As always, you can take on the various creatures in Dauntless by yourself, with friends, or with random players. Events continuously challenge you and force you to upgrade your arsenal. Master a weapon? Grab a new one and check out a new skillset, from repeating pistols to flashy fists. The main hub town of Ramsgate has recently received a renovation that makes finding what you need and diving into progression tracks much easier.

Some of the event costumes definitely appear inspired by another game that features hunts and hunters, so if you find yourself craving some insight you can get yourself a spiffy new outfit. Halloween events are happening in a ton of games right now, check out our big list here!

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Author
Daniel Tack

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To December

16 hours 46 minutes ago

Despite going Gold, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed once more though this time only by a month. The latest delay pushes the game back one month, despite it being labeled as complete, and the studio over at CD Projekt RED issued a statement alongside the news. 

With the confirmation that the Cyberpunk 2077 launch has been pushed back until December 10, the team added that they know this is going to upset many and offer their "humble apologies." The statement reads: 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Vidoc Reveals New Roadmap And Season Of The Hunt Plot Twist

18 hours 5 minutes ago

After several teases this month, Bungie has released its extensive Destiny 2: Beyond Light vidoc that dives deep into the past, present, and future of the space shooter. With the latest expansion coming up soon with Beyond Light and several more confirmed post-that, there is a lot on the way for fans of this franchise and we've got our first look thanks to the newly revealed roadmap and the latest video. 

With Beyond Light comes Season of the Hunt, which kicks off on November 10. Claim your artifact, rank up, and enjoy the new stories and powers that come with it. There is also a new Season story mission in addition to a new Wrathborn Hunts activity, which is set to go live on November 17. 

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The above video is a deep dive with the devs diving into the future of Destiny 2. That being said, this is talking about what is on the way, which means there are some spoilers in the doc. Nothing super major, but that is something to mind while watching what Bungie has to say. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

New Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Shots Revealed By Netflix

19 hours 3 minutes ago

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Netflix is on a roll with video game adaptations. With the success of both Castlevania and The Witcher, and the newly announced Assassin's Creed live-action series, it looks like that gaming fun is just getting started. While we've known about the upcoming Resident Evil series for awhile now from the folks over at Netflix, including a full synopsis leak, the company just shared a new look at what fans of the iconic horror franchise can expect. 

"When biohazards run wild, only a pair of veteran zombie slayers can get the job done," reads the social media caption alongside the still reveal. Netflix also states that this will be set within the canon of Capcom's universe and that it will be arriving sometime next year. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Netflix Reveals Live-Action Assassin's Creed Series

19 hours 19 minutes ago

Just ahead of the launch of Valhalla, Netflix announced a new Assassin's Creed live-action series is making its way over onto the streaming platform. The Ubisoft adaptation just received a brief teaser with the iconic AC symbol, and while we don't know much quite yet, we've got our first taste of what's to come. 

The upcoming live-action adaptation will be helmed by Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik as executive producers. 

"For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise," said Jason Altman, Head of Ubisoft Film & Television, in a recent press statement. "We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe."

Author
Liana Ruppert

New Gameplay Today – Astro's Playroom On PlayStation 5

21 hours 32 minutes ago

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While some may be focusing their prelaunch hype on titles such as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales or Demon's Souls when the PlayStation 5 releases on November 12, players lucky enough to get a preorder shouldn't sleep on Astro's Playroom. This adorable platformer makes a strong first impression with its creative worlds, fun platforming, and absolute adoration for everything PlayStation.

Join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, and me as we not only take you on a wholesome ride through this PlayStation 5 launch title but give you our first impressions on how Astro's Playroom utilizes the new DualSense controller!

Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this first look at some sweet PlayStation 5 gameplay, be sure to check out our PS5 unboxing video and Jeff's thoughts on the upcoming LittleBigPlanet spinoff Sackboy: A Big Adventure!

Author
Alex Stadnik

PlayStation 5 Unboxing

21 hours 32 minutes ago

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The future of gaming draws near as we're less than a month away from the November 12 launch of the PlayStation 5. To celebrate, we got a chance to find out what's inside the box and show off what comes with Sony's next generation console. Join us as we take a look at the new DualSense controller, the versitle console stand, and more in this special unboxing video!

If you enjoyed this look at the PlayStation 5, be sure to check out our episode of New Gameplay Today where we give players a look at Astro's Playroom, one of the first launch titles for the PS5!

Author
Alex Stadnik

The Inspirations, Relationships, And Story Of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

1 day 8 hours ago

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Whether it's Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, or Miles Morales, what it means to be a family has always been a huge influence on the web-slingers of New York City. It is that deeply tied connection between characters that is a tradition Insomniac Games has no intention of breaking. Sitting down with Ben Arfmann, lead writer, and Evan Narcisse, narrative consultant, it becomes clear right away that these two understand how that narrative pillar molds Miles himself.

But it isn't just family that drives New York's newest wall-crawler, but one of the neighborhoods itself. Join us as we sit down with key members of the incredibly talented writing team from Insomniac to discuss the inspirations, relationships, and story of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales!

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Alex Stadnik

You Can Take Your God Of War Save From PS4 To PS5

1 day 11 hours ago

2018's God of War is one of the best exclusives of the PlayStation 4 era, and now it's been confirmed that you will be able to take your save file to the PlayStation 5 without an issue.

If you're just halfway through the game or post-game Valkyrie hunting, your save game file is ready to roll over to the new console whenever you feel like heading to the next generation of consoles. Sony Santa Monica confirmed this compatibility today in a tweet which you can see right here!

The "favor performance" option also allows players to hit up to 60 fps, which is always nice when you want to land the hottest axes and tear up were-creatures to shreds. We expect to hear about tweaks, fixes, and other small changes like this for other titles heading from the PS4 to PS5, and we'll keep you posted about details as they come in. Oh, and just in case you wanted to transfer your God of War III Remastered save to PS5, you can do that too!

Author
Daniel Tack

Ubisoft Shares Next Gen Features For Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 6, And More

1 day 11 hours ago

The next generation of gaming is less than a month away and Ubisoft is the latest company to detail how they are optimizing some of their new games on the horizon. Whether gamers are scooping up an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, here are some of the ways that Ubisoft's lineup will appeal to those looking forward to a new generation of tech. 

Let's break it down by game: 

Watch Dogs: Legion

You can't take down an entire government regime without some cool next-gen features. For Xbox fans, players will be able to utilize accelerated raytracing technology for stunning visuals in the city of London, real-time reflections in the watery surfaces, and smoother in-game traversal thanks the Xbox Direct Storage. Everything is meant to be faster, crisper, and more realistic, which is something PlayStation fans have to look forward to as well.

On the PlayStation 5, raytracing will offer a similar experience to that of the Xbox Series X/S in addition to the Tempest 3D Audio engine that is meant to enhance the game's auditory immersion to unreal levels. Faster loading times, quicker fast-travel, and adaptive triggers put the journey of revolution right into you as the player's hands. 

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Liana Ruppert

Hasbro's Mando Mondays Kicks Off With New Mandalorian Figures

1 day 14 hours ago

Mando Mondays – an event that debuts products inspired by The Mandalorian – kicks off today! We informed you about some awesome pre-orders a little while back, but today Hasbro unveiled a bevy of new figurines for all you Star Wars-loving collectors out there. 

There are two new 6-inch Black Series figurines, three new 3.75-inch Vintage Collection figurines, and one 3.75-inch Retro Collection figurine for you to peruse and eventually purchase. The Black series models include The Mandalorian and the Child Build-Up Pack for $35 as well as the Speeder Bike Scout Trooper for $45. The Vintage Collection models are as follows: a smaller Mandalorian and the Child Build-Up Pack for $18, The Armorer for $13, and Moff Gideon for $13. Finally, the Retro Collection figure assortment for $10 will also be available. (We'll paste any missing figurine links as soon as they become available!)

You can see all the collectibles in the gallery below. 

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Author
Jason Guisao

Microsoft Is Releasing An Official Mandalorian Controller

1 day 14 hours ago

Releasing on December 31, the Mandalorian wireless Xbox One controller is coupled with a charging stand and retails for $160. It's not made of beskar steel, but it looks like it is, and carries many of the signature armor designs of the famed bounty hunter. If you flip the controller over, you'll see an image of "The Child," who is wanted and on the run with the Mandalorian. Most people call him Baby Yoda, but Lucasfilm has gone with "The Child" as his official title until his name is officially revealed.

Given the timing of release in December, it's a shame this controller doesn't have the share button or the new directional pad of the Xbox Series X/S, but it is compatible with these systems. Along with the unique artistic design, this controller has textured grips and charges through a magnetic contact system.

Interestingly, if you run out of battery during play, you can connect the controller to the stand, and, as Microsoft puts it in the official description, engage in "one-handed play while you charge." We don't know how this one-handed functionality is formatted, but the option is there if you need to use it.

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Andrew Reiner

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Adding Free 'The Mandalorian' Loot To Game

1 day 15 hours ago

The Mandalorian was a hit when season one dropped earlier this year on Disney+ and now that a new season is here, the team over at Motive is celebrating the hit show with exclusive themed content for Star Wars: Squadrons. Despite saying no additional gear would be dropping, the studio is adding The Mandalorian loot to Star Wars: Squadrons. Don't worry, there are no surprise loot box moves here, everything announced is completely earnable. 

Kicking off on October 28, Star Wars: Squadrons players will be able to earn eight new (and completely free) cosmetic items to make those Starfighters even more badass thanks to The Mandalorian. New cockpit cosmetics are included in the new drop, one for each faction. This includes one new hologram, a new decal, dashboard flair, and a hanging flair; one set for both the New Republic and the Imperial fleet. 

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Liana Ruppert

Xbox Walks Us Through Series X/S

1 day 15 hours ago

Today, Microsoft released a long-form video detailing the latest innovations that come with the Series X/S consoles. Harrison Hoffman, a principal program manager that worked on the next-gen Microsoft consoles, co-facilitated the Series X demo. Hoffman provided some insight on a variety of topics that ranged from new, dynamic backgrounds to the much-needed share button that was added to the Series X/S controller. 

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The Series X/S look to prioritize faster load times, higher framerates, and richer, evolving gameworlds. But in addition to these expectations, other features will bolster the overall experience. Players can link their consoles to the mobile Xbox app to download games on the fly but, more importantly, they can also connect their Xbox Series X wireless controller to their phones and play games remotely. This is called – you guessed it! – remote play. Additionally, some titles will have incredible framerate settings. Hoffman noted that Gears 5's multiplayer will be optimized for a whopping 120 fps!

Author
Jason Guisao

Check Out The Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Launch Trailer

1 day 15 hours ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled to arrive on November 13, coming to Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. The game offers a single-player campaign that takes place after the original Black Ops title, a new zombies experience, and of course traditional multiplayer. The campaign offers multiple endings, scenarios with choices and consequences, and of course some of our old favorite characters like Mason, Woods, and Hudson. 

Traditional multiplayer is loaded with vehicles for both transport and assault this time around, allowing players to cruise on the sea, drive around dunes, and even take to the sky. Check out some of our thoughts on multiplayer here and here. Warzone is also going to be infused by Cold War, but to what extent and how we have yet to truly see.

Today, we have a new trailer for the game. What's in it? Ronald Reagan. Super spy Russell Adler. Lots of guns and explosions. Yep, that's a Call of Duty trailer alright. Check out the trailer below for a taste of the action that's getting closer every day.

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Author
Daniel Tack

Every Character In Marvel Strike Force's Massive, Ever-Growing Roster

1 day 15 hours ago

Marvel Strike Force launched in March 2018 with a hefty roster of characters from various corners of the Marvel universes. From Earth's Mightiest Heroes to your friendly neighborhood Defenders, Marvel Strike Force has updated its roster with characters from across its myriad comic properties.

Developer FoxNext has done an great job adding new characters to recruit and battle at a steady clip, so it can be tricky to keep up with. We've gathered the up-to-date list of heroes and villains you can play as and against in the hit Marvel-themed mobile game. You can check out the full roster of playable characters below.

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Brian Shea

Silent Hill's Ito Masahiro And Akira Yamaoka Collaborate On World of Tanks Halloween Event

1 day 15 hours ago

World of Tanks has a special Halloween event beginning today that features work from Silent Hill art director and monster designer Masahiro Ito and composer Akira Yamaoka. While it's been a long, long time since we've seen anything out of the Silent Hill universe, perhaps this weird PVE event can give a taste of the strange and scary.

Starting today on October 26 and running to November 9, players can group up in teams of five to take on the dangerous denizens of the mysterious town of Mirny-13. Bizarre events have transpired that make the town a terror to navigate, and perhaps intrepid groups can solve the riddles as they make their way through the haunted town.

Players can unlock special crew members, styles, expereince and credits in the event that they can carry over to the core game even after the event ends. These include special skins designed my Masahiro Ito!

We shipped off a few quick questions via email to Akira Yamaoka about his involvement in the project, which you can check out below. Check out the trailer for the event as well!

GI: Have you ever played World of Tanks?

AY: Of course. It must be a game I really like to work with.

What's your favorite soundtrack that you've ever worked on?

The soundtrack for Silent Hill was very well-received, and I was personally happy with the final product as well.

What are your favorite composing techniques to build spooky/creepy and suspenseful feelings in your music?

Author
Daniel Tack

Final Fantasy VII Remake Aerith Voice Actress Cosplays Her Character And It's Perfect

1 day 15 hours ago

While it seems like we've got some time before we'll get a new Final Fantasy VII Remake update for the next part of the impressive re-imagining, we do at least have another awesome way to celebrate a fan favorite. FFVII Remake's Aerith voice actress Briana White recently brought her character to life in a whole new way, with her donning the classic look of Aerith fully equipped with flowers and her innocent smile. 

White took to her Twitter to share two shots of her Aerith cosplay, courtesy of famed photographer Martin Wong. While there are more pictures on the horizon for her to share, the below three images were far too perfect for us not to share: 

She opted into the classic Aerith look, sans sword, and she looks beyond incredible. The yellow flowers from the game are a perfect touch, and that stylization from @helloiamkate is just the cherry on top. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Among Us VR Is A Thing Thanks To This Fan Creation

1 day 16 hours ago

Among Us is an older game that randomly saw a massive surge of popularity this month and that popularity? Well deserved. This "sus" driven adventure is hilariously deceptive and is basically this gen's Monopoly and Halo MP regarding ruined friendships. Currently, it's only available on PC and mobile, but thanks to one fan it's also now a VR experience. 

The Among Us VR experience comes by way of a new map creation in VRChat, a popular social experience in VR that allows players to create their own avatars and basically dive all-in on the weirdness that the Internet provides. Sometimes, though, it comes out with gems like this and it surprisingly works! 

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The VRChat creation even features the dreaded Admin card swipe, which only adds to the true-to-source nature of this particular fan nod. Players can even equip toons that look like those adorable jelly bean astronauts while murdering all of those crewmates like souls aren't a thing. 

Harsh. 

Don't have a VR headset? No problem! You can actually play VRChat outside of virtual reality and given that this map is 3D-rendered, it'll still be a unique spin on Among Us even when playing on a simple PC monitor. Even better? VRChat is free, so download it on Steam, VR headset or not, and get to betraying. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Meet Apex Legends' Next Character In New Reveal Trailer

1 day 16 hours ago

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Apex Legends is still going strong. A new "Stories From The Outlands" trailer places the spotlight on the next legend: Dr. Mary Somers or, as she's known in the Apex games: Horizon.

Horizon used to be one of the galaxy's leading energy scientists. Tasked with preventing a energy crisis on her home plant of Olympus, she was sent on a mission to find energy crystals – a key to preventing catastrophe. Before Horizon left, she promised her son that she would return to him, safe and sound. However, she was ultimately betrayed and abandoned in the far reaches of space. Horizon survives with the help of the energy crystals that she collected on the mission, but she returns home too late: 87 years have passed and her home planet of Olympus was never saved. 

Author
Jason Guisao

Why Microsoft Changed Its Stance On Xbox Games On Nintendo Switch, According To Phil Spencer

1 day 16 hours ago

The team over at Microsoft has expressed interest in the past regarding Xbox games on the Nintendo Switch platform, but it looks like that interest may have evolved since those initial comments. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently sat down to talk about acquisitions, renewed first-party focus, and more, but he also opened up on why the company's stance has changed despite its positive working relationship with the Big N. 

In a recent interview with GameReactor, Spencer went into more detail about where the company is currently at regarding their titles on Nintendo Switch platforms. While we've already seen some bleed-over between systems, it was assumed that there would be a bigger presence than there is now. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

PS5's Destruction AllStars Delayed, Becomes PlayStation Plus Title

1 day 17 hours ago

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Destruction AllStars was originally revealed as a launch title on PlayStation 5, scheduled to hit on November 12 – the same day as the system itself. However, the destruction derby title from developer Lucid Games isn't going to make the launch window after all, according to a recent post on the PlayStation Blog.

The game will now release in February, but the delay isn't the only bit of Destruction AllStars news. It will also be offered as a PlayStation Plus game for two months at no additional charge.

Product development director Pete Smith writes in the blog post: "Destruction AllStars is a multiplayer game that’s at its best when you’re competing with gamers online from all around the world. We want as many people as possible to experience the mayhem on PS5, and what better way to do that than to provide the game to our PlayStation Plus members?"

Author
Joe Juba

Xbox Head Phil Spencer On A Renewed Dedication To Single Player And Even More Studio Acquisitions

1 day 17 hours ago

The Xbox One launch was rough with a limited library, confusion around the initial reveal of backwards compatibility, and a shifted focus away from games. Then Phil Spencer came into play and took back the Xbox brand and put it back in the hands of gamers. While a full 180 takes time, the team has been making headway in making right by the Team Green name with amazing services, continued talks with Japan's gaming space, and tons of studio acquisitions to beef up their party lineup. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently sat down to talk more about future goals for the new generation of gaming. 

In an interview with GameReactor, Spencer opened up more on the many acquitions of the past and the hope for the future. "If I think back during the early Xbox One years and even late in the 360 years, at this time we as a company didn't invest enough in our creative capabilities with our studios, and it showed," he told the site. "Now, the thing with game production is that it takes a lot of time, so if you underinvest it actually doesn't show up next year or even in the next two years. It's maybe three, four, or five years down the road."

Author
Liana Ruppert

Xbox Game Pass Adds Even More Games To Console, PC, And Mobile

1 day 18 hours ago

Xbox Game Pass continues to evolve with games leaving and joining the library for a constantly rotating lineup of adventures to dive right into. Each game is free to play outside of the membership cost itself, including day one first-party launch titles, DLC, and even demos. October itself saw a ton of new additions and it looks like November will be continuing on that gaming dump.

With new additions to console, PC, and Android devices, here is what Xbox Game Pass members can expect to get their hands on for the tailend of this month going into November (so far): 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Six Things You Need To Know About LittleBigPlanet Spinoff Sackboy: A Big Adventure

1 day 18 hours ago

Publisher: PlayStation Studios
Developer: Sumo Digital
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Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4

LittleBigPlanet has been a PlayStation mainstay ever since it debuted near the beginning of the PS3’s lifespan. Since then, it’s seen several sequels and spinoffs, but one thing has remained a constant presence: the immeasurably cute Sackboy. A few months back, Sony revealed the character’s latest outing, Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Sumo Digital’s new game may not offer the world-creating tools that much of the series is known for, but its focus on co-op platforming doesn’t appear to be short on surprises. 

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Jeff Cork

Don't Delete Facebook If You Want To Keep Your Oculus Games

1 day 18 hours ago

Facebook, like other social media platforms, can often feel like some intangible, antagonistic force. And, because of this, people may choose to go off the social media grid and deactivate their account temporarily. In more extreme cases, one might even decide to completely delete their Facebook account if they have no intention of returning. Be warned: if you've purchased an Oculus Quest 2 – and some VR titles to go along with it – you will lose all of your games if you permanently delete your Facebook account.

When you first purchase an Oculus Quest 2, it requires you to link your VR account to Facebook. If your Facebook account has been suspended, this will definitely restrict your access. If you deactivate your Facebook account, simply reactivate it if you want to be able to play VR games again. However, if you outright delete your Facebook account, say goodbye to any VR titles you might have purchased. If you make a new account, you'll have to buy your favorite VR games all over again.

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Jason Guisao

Facebook Reveals Its Cloud Gaming Service With Naughty Dog Co-Founder As VP Of Play

1 day 18 hours ago

Breaking away from the Facebook Oculus Quest 2 news for a bit, the social media giant is stepping into a different area of the community: Cloud-based gaming. Both Google and Amazon have individual Cloud services, so what does Facebook hope to achieve? Well, the leg-up starts with its already existing space and app alongside Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin leading the charge. 

“We’re doing free-to-play games, we’re doing games that are latency-tolerant, at least to start,” says Jason Rubin, Facebook’s VP of Play. “We’re not promising 4K, 60fps, so you pay us $6.99 per month. We’re not trying to get you to buy a piece of hardware, like a controller.”

Unlike Google Stadia, Rubin alleges that Facebook will be tackling many games in addition to complex titles to make their service worth it. Within the Facebook social media app, FB users can not only play the usual browser-based games that have been available for years, but also fully integrated videogames as well. 

Rubin adds that this new initiative will allow for over 300 million players to jump right into the adventures they love while also having the chance to explore "more complex games as well." 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Gears 5 Next-Gen Update Lets Players Recast Marcus Fenix As Batista

4 days 9 hours ago

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The Coalition announced a slew of big changes coming to Gears 5 when it arrives on Xbox Series X. On top of performance enhancements and new modes, the campaign gets a lot more animalistic with the inclusion of ex-WWE world champ and guardian of the galaxy, Dave Bautista.

After appearing as a multiplayer skin in the original version, players can now swap Marcus Fenix with Big Dave for the entire campaign. More than just a palette swap, Bautista even recorded new dialogue for the story. It should be stressed again that Bautista is not replacing Marcus Fenix in the campaign permanently. The switch is 100% optional. 

The news should serve as a fun treat to Dave’s fanbase, as well as the big guy himself. The actor lobbied hard on social media last summer to portray Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War film, garnering a groundswell of support. That didn’t pan out (unfortunately) but this is arguably better. At least he gets to be Fenix in the medium the character originated from. 

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Marcus Stewart

Destiny 2: Beyond Light Brings Nerfs For Falling Guillotine, Ruinous Effigy, And More

4 days 11 hours ago

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The Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion is almost here and a ton of changes are making their way into the Bungie shooter to make room. From vaulted content to new stories, there's a lot of shakeups happening soon and unfortunately, that means nerfs. The Falling Guillotine sword is among the weapons getting nerfed with a new update dropping soon. Here's what you need to know about what's getting nerfed in Destiny 2. 

Mountaintop, Falling Guillotine, and Ruinous Effigy are getting that nerf action and as a big fan of the very powerful sword, I'm a little sad. But changes, they are necessary, so here's what you need to know about how these three weapons are getting nerfed down, and which ones are just going through a few little evolutionary changes: 

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Liana Ruppert

Apex Legends Comes To Steam In November Alongside Season 7, Switch Version Delayed

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During this summer’s EA Play event, EA announced that Apex Legends was headed to Steam and Nintendo Switch, the latter of which this fall. Well, developer Respawn has some good news and some bad news. On the positive side, Apex Legends arrives on Steam next month. Bad news: the Switch version has been delayed out of 2020. 

In a blog post, Respawn updated fans on what’s going on in the world of Apex Legends. The game officially arrives on Steam November 4. If that’s not exciting enough, that just happens to be the same day that the still-mysterious Season 7 will go live. But wait, there’s more! Origin players will also have their account progression and unlocks carried over the Steam version. That bit is unsurprising given how EA partnered with Valve almost a year ago to bring their titles to Steam. That’s an awesome gesture nonetheless.   

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Marcus Stewart

Mod Corner: Fallout Miami Total Conversion Mod Creators Offer New Fall Update

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This week's Mod Corner we're doing things a little bit differently to celebrate a massive overhaul project I've been covering for years, much like Fallout 4: New Vegas and Skyblivion. Fallout: Miami is among the most impressive Fallout overhaul mods out there and while the team continues to prepare this project for its final form (don't know why I said it like that, but we are rolling with it), these ambitious fans took to the mod's site with a new video and their latest update. 

In the latest dev diary video, the mod's creative director gives a sneak peek at yet another track from the project's music, coconut masks, and the slavers of Sunshine Cove as a faction. Check out the video below to learn more: 

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From the Center School all the way down to the different flora players will encounter, their latest blog post is one of the most in-depth ones to-date. This incredibly ambitious project takes the Fallout franchise where it has never gone before. Even better? Bethesda has sanctioned it, so no worries on an abrupt shutdown. 

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Liana Ruppert

Horror Game Visage Releases On October 30

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Horror game Visage has been in early access for a long time. Now, it's coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 30 — just a week away! Hell, we talked about the first pieces of the game years ago around this time. You can check out that video right here, though lots has happened since then!

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Visage is an atmospheric trek through a haunted house that tasks the player with discovering the tragic circumstances around each family member, for a total of four "tales". In early access, two tales were available, this 1.0 release brings the total to four with around fifteen hours of content.

If the rest of the game is like Lucy's Early Access tale, brace yourself for some serious scares and challenges as you struggle to keep the lights on and your sanity stable. While the game was previously playable on PC in the Steam Early Access program, this full release is also coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Be prepared to wander in the dark as the game taps into classic haunted house fare and then gets absolutely absurd as you enter the darkest recesses of the mind. Sounds pretty wild doesn't it? Yeah. Well, we can't wait to give it a try either, just in time for Halloween! Check out the new release date trailer right here, and a much older gameplay trailer as well. The gameplay trailer gives a much better idea of what kind of terrifying things to expect!

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Daniel Tack

New Assassin's Creed Valhalla Manga Announced As A Vinland Saga Crossover

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Assassin's Creed is officially returning back to the world of manga following Awakening with a special crossover between Valhalla and Makoto Yukimura's Vinland Saga. Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be crossing over into the Vinland Saga universe with a special manga that will blend the best of both worlds. 

For those not familiar with Vinland Saga, it is a historical anime and manga series from Makoto Yukimura that had a stellar first season debut back in 2019. The story follows Young Thorfinn, a boy that grew up on stories of old sailors that went on limitless adventures in an effort to reach the legendary location of Vinland. As the war between England and the Danes grows more dangerous, and the Viking mercenaries grow more ruthless, Thorfinn takes revenge into his own hands to avenge his murdered father. 

With the Viking tie-in being a major focus, the Vikings of Valhalla come into play. The news was revealed via Ubisoft Japan, alongside a sneak peek at some of the pages from the short story: 

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Liana Ruppert