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Get Yourself A Giant (Official) Mountain Dew Body Pillow, Because You Deserve It

52 minutes 37 seconds ago

Why seek human comfort when you could have a gigantic Mountain Dew body pillow instead? That's right, Mountain Dew is taking its marketing to a new, comfortable level with a humongous body pillow modeled after the sugary, high-fueled soft drink. Do you need one? No. Should you get one anyway? Absolutely. 

The body pillow is officially licensed and is meant to be perfectly designed after an actual bottle of the drink. Do the Dew without the actual drink itself, because there is no hard cap on obsession and technically this is one of the unofficial-yet-official Gamer Drinks Of Choice™.

“The Dew Body Pillow is a larger-than-life replica of a Mountain Dew bottle, perfect for those cold, winter nights when all you need is the comfort of your Mountain Dew to give you those warm, fuzzy feelings,” says an official press release about the latest Mountain Dew piece of memorabilia. 

Real talk? I'd rock this. My husband might want to murder me, but it'd look pretty swanky next to my Garrus body pillow because who needs self respect when you have comfort like this? 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Make Portal's GLaDOS And Other Beloved Characters Say The Weirdest Things With This App

2 hours 48 minutes ago

GLaD0S from Valve's Portal franchise has some hilarious one-liners, but have you ever thought about what it would be like to make the homicidal A.I. say some of the wackier thoughts that come into your head? How about Wheatley, or character from Half-Life, Team Fortress, Persona 4, Doctor Who, and more? Now you can with the help of this simplistically brilliant text-to-speech app. 

The app in question is 15.ai, and it lets fans put in their own text and modulates that text into the speech of some of our favorite characters. Since Portal is among my favorite franchises (alongside the Mass Effect trilogy), I couldn't help trying it out myself: 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Samurai Shodown Brings The Fight To Xbox Series X In March

2 hours 50 minutes ago

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2019’s Samurai Shodown gets a new-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X on March 16. The update enhances the game's flashy bouts with improved speed and performance, and also launches with a new physical edition containing extra goodies. 

The update dials the game’s action up to 120 fps, which you can see in action in the trailer above. Thanks to Xbox Series X/S Smart Delivery, those who already own Samurai Shodown on Xbox One get the new-gen update free of charge. Furthermore, all of your purchased DLC will be transferred over. That consists of content from the game’s two season passes as well as Season 3, which arrives in February. 

For anyone who hasn’t picked up Samurai Shodown yet, SNK announced a new physical of the game, but for North and South America only. This boxed version includes the season one pass (which features four characters and a costume). You can pick it up for $59.99 when the new-gen update arrives. 

Author
Marcus Stewart

Apex Legends' Newest Character, Fuse, Drops Into Kings Canyon Next Month

2 hours 56 minutes ago

Season 7 of Apex Legends proved to be a rejuvenating period for the popular battle royale as the introduction of Horizon brought team composition changes to ranked matches and the new map, Olympus, forced teams to make faster rotations and prioritize long-range gunfights. And now that the Pathfinder-themed Fight Night Collection Event is coming to a close tomorrow, Apex Legends players can look excitedly to the future as Season 8 “Mayhem” finally launches next month. 

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Author
Jason Guisao

Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Resumes Production Following Henry Cavill's Injury

3 hours 24 minutes ago

Netflix's The Witcher season 2 is back in production after the most recent delay following an injury Henry Cavill sustained. Several delays have been an unfortunate occurrence for the show's new season due to COVID-19 and Work From Home orders, but it looks like those road bumps may finally be in the rear-view mirror and Cavill is ready to don that silver wig once more.

The resumed production schedule was confirmed by Paul Billion, who plays Lambert in the series adaptation: 

A new report from Redanian Intelligence, a site that has brought numerous exclusive first looks regarding the show, also states that filming is on schedule to continue through March 2021. This will extend the projected filming time by one month, which is expected given the numerous delays. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Cyberpunk 2077's Late Development, "Fake Demo," And More Details Revealed As CDPR Responds

4 hours 22 minutes ago

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of the generation and a large part of that was due to the reputation CD Projekt Red had with gamers and the excitement to experience something new from The Witcher studio. Despite that excitement, reports pre-launch painted a dire picture about what development was like for the action-RPG, including reports of a high-pressure environment that resulted in grueling working hours. Now, new details have emerged that shows the disconnect between leadership and the developers themselves, details that the head of CD Projekt Red has since addressed. 

In a detailed report from Bloomberg, close to 20 devs, both current employees and developers that have since moved on from the company, revealed what their time working on Cyberpunk 2077 was like and how chaotic the process was behind closed doors. The developers also revealed that the impressive demo from 2018 was "fake" and that development didn't actually begin until 2016, despite the early announcement. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Hitman 3 Launch Trailer Gives A View To Many Kills

6 hours 42 minutes ago

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Hitman 3 launches on January 20, and developer IO Interactive is celebrating the impending release with a brand-new trailer that gives eager fans a glimpse at some of the deadly scenarios that lie ahead. The video (which you can watch above) has its fair share of guns, violence, and death – but maybe not as much as you would expect for a game about a professional killer.

The footage places equal emphasis on the various locations that players will visit in Hitman 3, which makes sense considering how important your surroundings are in this game. Not only does your environment provide an appealing visual backdrop, but it also plays a role in your strategy, including unlocking persistent shortcuts as you play through levels multiple times.

We see several different locations in the trailer, including a country mansion, a towering skyscraper, and more. Because these areas are designed for repeated play, variety among them is important to keep the scenarios from growing stale. If you don’t mind spoilers about one possible route through Hitman 3’s first mission, you can watch us play through it in 10 minutes in this episode of New Gameplay Today.

Author
Joe Juba

Upcoming Games Starring Protagonists Of Color

2 days 20 hours ago

As a black man with a lifelong obsession with games, I’ve either heard or been asked this question many times in my life: What games let you play as black characters? My answer is usually pretty short. Anyone paid attention knows that games have predominantly featured white protagonists for decades. There are plenty of great-looking games on the horizon, but finding titles starring heroes that resemble the people in marginalized communities can be like finding a needle in a haystack. That's unfortunate because no matter the shape or size of a game, it's always a powerful feeling to see a character that looks like you. 

So, I’d like to prepare an answer for people who are regularly asked the same question and for those who ask it themselves. I’ve compiled this list of upcoming games featuring protagonists who are black, brown, or just non-white in general. To that end, this list excludes games with user-created protagonists. Character creators are great and all, but they also put the responsibility of diversity onto the players, rather than developers taking the initiative themselves. Now, let’s take a look at the coolest-looking games starring protagonists of color. 

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Developer: Scavengers Studio
Release Date: TBA

Author
Marcus Stewart

Dota 2 and League of Legends News Roundup – Shout! Esports Episode 6

2 days 21 hours ago

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Welcome back to another episode of Shout! eSports. On this week's episode, host Jess Brohard breaks down some of the biggest news in the world of competitive video games including looks into the esports scenes for Dota 2 and League of Legends. Later in the episode, she also gives an update on some of the newest additions to Team Envy who play a game that's a little different from what you may be used to watching on Twitch and YouTube.

As always, we enjoy hearing your (constructive) feedback, so if you liked this video or have questions about the world of esports, be sure to leave them in the comment section below!

If you want to learn more about the fascinating world of esports, be sure to check out the first and second episodes of Shout eSports and follow Jess on Twitter for more looks into the industry.

Be sure to tune in again on February 1, as Jess will be back to breakdown the intricacies of game casting and how aspiring hosts can crack into the competitive field!

Author
Alex Stadnik

The Last Of Us TV Series Lands Its New Director

2 days 21 hours ago

Chernobyl's Johan Renck was initially slated to direct the upcoming The Last of Us TV adaptation for HBO, but scheduling conflicts forced a change of plans. Now a new filmmaker has been nabbed to direct the upcoming project with Beanpole's Kantemir Balagov stepping up to the plate as director. 

The new director choice has been revealed via The Hollywood Reporter, confirming that the show is back on track. Balagov is a Russian filmmaker that is no stranger to heartfelt drama and his talents have made him the seemingly perfect fit to pilot the upcoming HBO series. 

The Chernobly touch isn't completely gone with Renck's exit. Craig Mazin, the series' creator, is still attached to the upcoming The Last of Us adaptation as a writer and co-executive producer. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Games To Play While You Wait For Elden Ring

2 days 23 hours ago

Oh, Elden Ring! It has been ages since the first announcement of this collaboration between From Software and George R.R. Martin. We have waited patiently for gameplay or any significant news about the project, but with the video game world still adapting to working amid a global pandemic, we’re not exactly sure when action/RPG fans will get their next taste of what’s to come. Hopefully soon. But until then, there are tons of other options to satiate your fix for big bosses, beautiful environments, and the compelling duality of challenge and triumph.

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Daniel Tack

New Elden Ring Concept Art Revealed, Then Taken Down

3 days ago

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We don't know when we're going to get official new Elden Ring details, nor do we know when we'll finally get a new trailer, but at least we have something to "ooh" and "aah" over with some new concept art. One artist tied to the highly anticipated game recently shared some new Elden Ring concept art, though it was taken down a day later.

The artist in question is Gabriel Bjork Stiernstrom, who shared a ton of new Elden Ring concept art for eager gamers to feast their eyes on. The below images were shared by Twitter user @Okami13_ from the artist's official website where they uploaded an entirely new gallery: 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Replay – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Part 2

3 days 2 hours ago

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On last week's fun episode of Replay, we started our journey in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one of the most influential modern RPGs to ever grace consoles, PC, and almost every other gaming device known to man.

The start of our tale featuring the khajiit only known as Buttz was wild to say the least. We got to watch the iconic prisoner-transfer scene, ran helplessly from a flying beast while trying to not get burnt to a crisp, and stole children's clothing from an unsuspecting townie that never saw it coming.

Normally when we play games on Replay, it's a one-and-done situation, but since Bethesda's iconic open-world game is too vast for just one viewing, we thought it fitting to return to where we left off and set out on another journey.

Will we find more mountains to inch our way up? Will I be successful in my attempts to pickpocket the king? Or will it all once again blow up in my face like a Dragonborn shout? Join Andrew Reiner, Marcus Stewart, Ben Reeves, and me to get those answers and more in our return to the world of Skyrim.

Author
Alex Stadnik

Bungie's Original Halo Site Goes Offline Next Month For Good

3 days 2 hours ago

It's the end of an era. Bungie first brought the Halo vision to life, laying the groundwork for an iconic Xbox staple that has continued to evolve long after it moved into the hands of 343 Industries. While Bungie hasn't been involved in years with the series, the original Halo website has continued to be a resource for fans by housing stats, player data, community screenshots, and so much more. Now, it's going away for good. 

In a recent blog post made by the team at Bungie, it was confirmed that Halo.Bungie.net is going offline next month, taking with it more than just a domain name. All stats, files, and other community-driven data from Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach will be going dark. 

"Everyone is welcome to save their stats and files, however they can, if you'd like to say anything," reads the latest blog post. The site is set to go offline on February 9, which is the cutoff for saving anything that Halo fans are looking to treasure. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Mortal Kombat Movie Debuts First Images And New Story Details

3 days 3 hours ago

Mortal Kombat by Warner Bros. makes its long-awaited debut this April, and Entertainment Weekly has a new piece sharing story details and exclusive photos from the film. The new images give fans a look at some of their favorite kombatants in all their cinematic glory. 

The article runs through the film's opening minutes, a battle between Sub-Zero and Scorpion in their pre-ninja identities, Bi-Han and Hanzo Hasashi, respectively. The batch of photos give us good looks at Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sonya Blade, Jax. The article also spotlights Cole Young, a brand-new character and the film's apparent protagonist. He's a down-on-his-luck, washed up MMA fighter who has a mysterious connection to the notorious tournament, evidenced by a birthmark of the iconic dragon symbol on his chest. Other confirmed characters include Raiden, Kano, Shang Tsung, Mileena, and Nitara. Be sure to head over to EW’s site for the full scoop, as it’s well worth a read.

Author
Marcus Stewart

New Persona 5 Strikers Gameplay Trailer Goes "All-Out"

3 days 3 hours ago

Persona 5 Strikers is just a month away and fans can't wait to get their hands on the Musou-esque combat that awaits. With the launch on the horizon, Altus just dropped a brand new "All-Out" trailer to enjoy and the gameplay shared definitely lives up to the name of the video. 

Persona 5 Strikers takes the characters and art style we love and brings them back in a big chaotic way, mixing hack and slash with RPG elements expertly. In the below trailer, those powerful combat moves are shown off with impressive flourish while maintaining that iconic style the Persona franchise is known for. 

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Our own Brian Shea came away with positive first impressions of the game, accentuating his love of the mainline series. "If my early hours are any indication, Persona 5 Strikers serves as a compelling follow up to one of my favorite role-playing games of all time," he notes in his full preview (seen here). "Not only am I enticed by the idea of carrying on with the lives of the various members of the team, but I'm intrigued by the directions the story is going."

Author
Liana Ruppert

Hitman 3 Releases On Nintendo Switch Later This Month Via Cloud

3 days 4 hours ago

Hitman 3 is almost here and to celebrate, IO Interactive has just confirmed when fans can get their hands on the Nintendo Switch version of the highly anticipated title. For those wanting to take the assassination simulation on the go, the Switch experience will be dropping later this month but only via the cloud. 

Arriving alongside the other platforms, the Switch version of Hitman 3 arrives on January 20. Due to the nature of the game and its more complicated graphics settings, the only way to play this title on the hybrid console is to play is through the cloud which — for those that may not know — requires an impressive internet speed as well as a stable connection to ensure quality. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

New Gameplay Today – Persona 5 Strikers

3 days 5 hours ago

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Persona 5 Strikers, the latest installment in Atlus' popular JRPG series, explodes onto the scene with a returning cast of beloved characters and new hack-and-slash mechanics made popular by the Koei Tecmo Warriors franchise. Joker and crew are joined by a new character named Sophia, who escorts and guides the Phantom Thieves through a dangerous sewer system in this new gameplay footage.

In this episode of New Gameplay Today, join Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, and Alex Van Aken for an early preview of Persona 5 Strikers, which releases on February 20, 2020.

Author
Alex Van Aken

How To Quickly Max Out Your Character In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition

3 days 19 hours ago

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Tired of getting your butt kicked by those blonde-haired jerks and fire breathing dragon plushies in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition? In today’s tip video, we’re going to show you how to max out your character during the first level and have you cruising through Romana’s evil exes in no time.

To start, go to the Shopping District housed on level one. If you’ve beaten the level, you should be able to go there immediately from the main hub. Once you mop up the enemies, walk over to the Delicious Cup coffee shop and enter the door. Go in and buy any of the item menus. Having one in your inventory will prevent you from losing lives after you input the following cheat code.

Once you’ve obtained the consumable, step outside, and input the classic code while holding the jump button: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, block. You’ll lose all your health, but you’ll gain $50 in the process – and because of your wise ways of purchasing the tea earlier (which restores your health before you lose a life), you won’t have to worry about starting the level over.

Author
Alex Stadnik

Six Games I Can't Wait To Play This Year

3 days 21 hours ago

Coming off of a year that delivered two console launches, I would expect 2021's release slate to be loaded with games for current- and last-gen machines, but with the world in the middle of a pandemic, we need to temper our expectations as to what is achievable. The schedule is currently light on all fronts, but we're going to see plenty more games release in 2021 than are currently known. For the time being, publishers and developers are being careful with their announcements, and as such, most of this year's proposed games are floating with an ambiguous "2021" as a repeated date.

That doesn't mean the beginning of the year is barren. I've highlighted six titles that I can't wait to get my hands on that are hopefully locked in for release. The fun begins with a reunion with an old friend...

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Hitman 3

January 20
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Author
Andrew Reiner

Returnal's New Trailer Spotlights Its Sci-Fi Weaponry And Combat

3 days 22 hours ago

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A new trailer for Returnal gives us a look at some of the unique weapons players will use to survive its hostile alien world. With the game only a couple of months away, this marks the first time players have gotten a deep dive into its combat. 

Returnal blends third-person action with a roguelike structure. Players control Selene, an astronaut who crash-lands on a strange planet controlled by a mysterious time loop. Every time Selene dies, she’s reborn and re-experiences the same events again and again. In roguelike fashion, that also means her inventory starts from scratch with each cycle as well (though some elements persist).

Author
Marcus Stewart

Free Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Breakpoint Crossover Event Coming Soon

3 days 23 hours ago

Two Ubisoft games - Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Breakpoint - are coming together for a free, end-of-the-month crossover event. Titled “Operation Amber Sky,” the new event includes nine new campaign missions in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. A poisonous gas called Amber Ruin threatens the peace, so players will be tasked with finding an antidote. The gameplay loop of Operation Amber Sky revolves around entering gaseous areas (masks will be provided, of course!) and completing a variety of mission objectives while trying to survive.

Rainbow Six Siege operators will also be playable during the event as popular operatives - specifically Ash, Finka, and Thatcher - will be joining the fray alongside the Ghost Recon team. You can swap out teammates for the Siege characters, and their loadouts and ability kits will make appearances during battles as well. Finally, over 120 new cosmetics will be available so that players can customize their avatars. 

Additionally, Breakpoint is getting a free weekend from January 21-24, so players will be able to hop into Operation Amber Sky without already owning the game. The crossover event launches at the start of the free weekend on January 21. 

Author
Jason Guisao

Portal 2 Players Team Up To Create An Impressive New Campaign

3 days 23 hours ago

Since Portal 3 doesn't seem to be in the near future for Valve, the desire for any sort of a continuation of the sci-fi franchise featuring a homicidal A.I. reigns free and unbridled. For that reason, this fan-driven Portal 2 project is the perfect excuse to dive back into the world of cakes that don't really exist and philosophies about demanding life take its lemons back. 

I've actually covered this mod previously, and for good reason. The project is called Desolation, and it is an extensive campaign that fleshes out the Portal universe. The mod team is back from a nice holiday break, and to celebrate, they've shared a new gameplay video of how Desolation works in Portal 2 and what other fans can expect: 

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Author
Liana Ruppert

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Free-To-Play On Xbox For A Limited Time Alongside Two Other Titles

3 days 23 hours ago

News broke yesterday that the Star Wars franchise is expanding beyond the previous EA exclusivity, beginning with Ubisoft taking its shot at a galaxy far, far away with a new open-world adventure. With Star Wars games being a hot topic, Xbox is offering players a chance to check out Motive Studio's Squadrons experience for free for a limited time. That's not the only game offering a free trial period over on Team Green either. 

For a limited time, Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members can check out Star Wars: Squadrons, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Yooka-Laylee for free starting today until January 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This offer is also available for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S owners as well, so everyone can join in on the fun as long as they are a member of the Gold or Ultimate programs. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Super Nintendo World's Debut Is Delayed Again Following Osaka State Of Emergency

4 days ago

Super Nintendo World’s opening next month has been delayed. Universal Studios Japan announced that the new theme park was slated for a February 4 debut, but because of Osaka’s state of emergency status, everyone will have to wait for a new opening date. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the opening was pushed back. Super Nintendo World’s gates were originally set to swing open last year during the highly-anticipated 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to those plans. 

The Verge reports that, just yesterday, Osaka and eleven other prefectures issued states of emergency that will still be in effect by February 7 (after the initial February 4 opening). And while the social restrictions in place aren’t as strict as conventional COVID-19 lockdowns, citizens are still being urged to stay home. Additionally, eateries and theaters close earlier in the day. It’s only natural that Super Nintendo World will remain closed.

Author
Jason Guisao

Riders Republic Delayed To Later This Year

4 days ago

Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s wacky extreme sports game, has been delayed. The title was originally slated to launch February 25 but will now arrive at an undetermined date later this year.

Ubisoft’s tweet explains the reason for the delay is to simply allow more time to give the game some more TLC given its large scope, especially in its online multiplayer. 

Riders Republic premiered during last September’s Ubisoft Forward event. The game pits up to 50 players against each other in a variety of extreme competitions including biking, snowboarding, skiing, and wing suiting. Despite the huge player count, the game can still be enjoyed solo as well as in co-op. Players can also compete in events, such as the X Games, and sign sponsorships to raise their Rider’s clout. Another cool feature is the game’s real-world locations based on America’s national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, and Mammoth Mountain. We don’t get many AAA extreme sports games anymore, so Riders Republic is a welcomed project and looks like a blast so far. 

Author
Marcus Stewart

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z Zombies Map Revealed

4 days 2 hours ago

A new zombie experience comes to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with Firebase Z. Firebase Z is the latest map to arrive for the Zombies mode of the shooter, continuing the Dark Aether narrative into season two. 

Black Ops Cold War Zombies will be getting the new Firebase Z map on February 4, making it the perfect co-op experience to get down with on Valentine's Day (or not, but it'd be a lot cooler if you did). The new map will be free for all players and will bring players to Outpost 25 following the destruction of the WWII-era Projekt Endstation site in Poland. These events set the course for the Dark Aether outbreak, an outbreak that will continue its storyline well into season two with the newest map. 

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Treyarch has confirmed that it will have more to reveal about the latest drop in the "coming weeks" and will be celebrating "115 Day" on Friday, January 15 with even more Firebase Z details. 

This reveal comes at the same time as the mode being free-to-play across all platforms for a limited time; fans don't even need to own Black Ops Cold War in order to get in on the action. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Axiom Verge Is Getting A Free Content Update

4 days 2 hours ago

Almost six years after its original release, new content is on the way for the original Axiom Verge. The 2D, Metroid-inspired indie game from developer Thomas Happ came out back in 2015 and earned acclaim for its clever gameplay and retro aesthetic. Now, with Axiom Verge 2 on the horizon, Happ has made the surprising announcement that a new randomizer mode is coming to the first game.

In a blog post, Happ explains that he has been working on Axiom Verge 2 since the launch of the original, and this new randomizer is the result of the passion and dedication of fans in Axiom Verge speedrunning community; it was made primarily by volunteers while Happ focused on the upcoming game.

So what does the randomizer actually do? It switches up the order in which you receive various items and upgrades, allowing experienced players to challenge themselves. According to Happ’s post, “Essentially, the Randomizer Mode randomizes (thus the name) the items you get as you progress through the game, but in a very sophisticated way. The Randomizer is smart enough to know that in certain areas you need weapons with certain characteristics to progress.”

Author
Joe Juba

Musician Performs Mournful Song About PS5 Shortages

4 days 2 hours ago

The PlayStation 5 has been nigh impossible to come by, and it’s left many gamers in an emotional state. Each announcement of a new restock fills us with hope only to have that light extinguished in a matter of minutes or even seconds thanks to how quickly the systems get snatched up (thanks in no small part to scalper bots). One Twitch streamer expresses that heartache in perhaps the purest form possible: through the power of song. 

According to Kotaku, that streamer is one Claudio Sanchez, a musician and frontman of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria. Prior to his Twitch stream, Sanchez, who does own a PS5, performed a quick, impromptu song about PS5 shortages using the console's menu music as the backup melody. The result is a mournful ditty that is both lovely and hilarious, and perfectly captures the frustration all of us have experienced trying to procure the elusive console. If I were an online storefront, I’d license the song and have it automatically play the moment stock sells out again. But that's just me. 

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Marcus Stewart

New Outriders Trailer Revealed Alongside PC Launch Options

4 days 2 hours ago

Outriders is just a few months away and to celebrate, Square Enix and People Can Fly have shared a new trailer showing off how the shooter performs on PC. The studio also shared a few of the ways the team is ensuring the game works the way it is intended on PC and what sort of options players can look forward to at launch. 

Outriders is a shooter with heavy RPG elements that has offered some impressive looks into the upcoming title thus far. Mass Effect meets Borderlands with a heavy Bulletstorm influence, People Can Fly's new game offers a lot for those looking to squad up and take on the dangerous world of Enoch. It's expansive and filled with action that is explored more in the video below, specifically for how well the title aims to run on PC. 

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At launch, Outriders will offer key remapping and advanced graphic options for players to choose from, as well as support for most first-party controllers on PC. Interface and subtitle support will also be provided, supporting 13 languages for players around the world. 

Author
Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village Gameplay And 'More Resident Evil News' Coming Next Week

4 days 2 hours ago

Resident Evil Village was first revealed last June as a new-gen title, but despite it coming sometime in 2021, we still haven't seen significant gameplay or learned too many details about the title. That all changes next week, as publisher Capcom has announced the Resident Evil Showcase, which will take place one week from today. Not only will we receive the first real look at gameplay plus a new trailer for Resident Evil Village, but Capcom is also promising additional Resident Evil news on top of anything related to Village.

The event will feature producers from the Resident Evil series and will provide a guided tour of Resident Evil Village, hopefully giving us more insight into the direction the game is going. To this point, all the information we've received on the title has come from teaser trailers, interviews, and, oddly enough, a PlayStation 5 promotional video featuring tennis star Naomi Osaka. The event is hosted by Brittney Brombacher, co-founder and co-host of What's Good Games. You can see the teaser for the Resident Evil Showcase starring Brombacher below.

Author
Brian Shea

New Gameplay Today – Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

4 days 4 hours ago

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Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights is an upcoming 2D action RPG set within the destroyed Kingdom of End. Escorted by the spirit of a brave knight, the game's protagonist Lily uncovers the mysteries of her destroyed kingdom, during which she'll explore ruined churches, castles, submerged forests, and shadowy underground environments.

Join Jeff Cork, Dan Tack, and Alex Van Aken for a brand new episode of New Gameplay Today, wherein they conquer the game's first boss fight. You won't have to wait much longer if you're interested in playing Binary Haze Interactive's 2D Metroidvania, as Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights releases in Steam Early Access on January 21.

Author
Alex Van Aken

Live-Action The Medium Cinematic Trailer Is A Tantalizing Teaser Of The Horror To Come

4 days 6 hours ago

Bloober Team knows a thing or two about weaving an incredible horror tale, and that streak continues with the upcoming psychological thriller, The Medium. To celebrate the upcoming launch of this titillating horror adventure, the studio behind the title just revealed a new live-action trailer that offers an eerie new look at the mystery behind it all. 

The Medium is much more than just another scary experience. It's a game that flirts with psychological warfare, meant to tease the player into a dualistic experience that thrives on uncertainty and a convoluted sense of reality. The live-action trailer goes beyond that, showing off even more disturbing elements to the world that The Medium has to offer: 

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“The Medium is a game with a very strong narrative backbone. The most important thing for me was to understand what the essence of this story is, who its heroes are and its tone,” said Writer & Creative Producer, Tomasz Bagiński. “The task was to lean as hard as possible on the emotional side of the story while trying to keep as many of the twists as possible a secret. The script is supposed to build a certain mood rather than reveal a story.”

Author
Liana Ruppert

New Pokémon Snap Release Date Revealed In New Trailer

4 days 7 hours ago

Nintendo confirmed that a new Pokémon Snap was on the way back in June of last year and now we've got a new trailer showing off the photography-driven adventure alongside a confirmed release date. 

New Pokémon Snap will arrive on Nintendo Switch on April 30 and will bring back the fun-loving photo-taking game in full force. Hopeful trainers will be able to take to the Lental region and explore to their ecological heart's content, faithfully building up their impressive Pokémon Photodexes while observing these adorable little pocket monsters in their natural habitat. 

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“New Pokémon Snap presents a fun twist on a Pokémon adventure, with enchanting gameplay that lets players see some of their favorite Pokémon in a different light,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This new game is a fun addition to the strong lineup of Pokémon titles available on Nintendo Switch, and we can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures when New Pokémon Snap launches on April 30.”

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Liana Ruppert

CD Projekt Red Co-Founder Explains What Went Wrong With Cyberpunk 2077

4 days 22 hours ago

The Cyberpunk 2077 launch was riddled with issues beyond simple glitches. From the intentional misleading nature of hiding console versions of the game from reviewers to downright game-breaking bugs and a whole slew of marketing issues, the once-sterling reputation of CD Projekt Red took a massive hit following release. Following the delisting of the game from the PlayStation Store and refunds galore, the co-founder of CDPR just shared a new video detailing what the road to launch looked like, what went wrong with last-gen console copies, and what the team is doing to make it right. 

In addition to the video below, a few key questions were answered alongside an infographic showing off the roadmap going forward. From the gap between PC and console versions of the game to what the studio is currently doing to be proactive about fixes, here is the latest update about the state of the game and where CD Projekt Red stands pending an investigation notice that went public earlier this month

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Liana Ruppert

Two New Hidden Areas Found Following Recent Destiny 2: Beyond Light Reset

4 days 23 hours ago

It's a new week, which means another reset for Destiny 2: Beyond Light. With each reset comes new changes and progression towards upcoming seasons and fresh content. It also usually comes with some kind of nerf for Warlocks, but this week we've got something even more exciting: new quest areas to explore. 

With Season of the Hunt, Guardians were tasked with a few new exotic quests, including reforging Hawkmoon and revisiting old locations. Following the most recent reset this Tuesday, some players have noticed that two new hidden areas have suddenly become discoverable which could be connected to Hawkmoon's continuation or something else entirely. 

The first area was found and posted on Reddit, as seen in the video below, where a door opened up following the conclusion of the Crow mission. In the video, a ship can be seen with new dialogue and a tease of more quest possibilities: 

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Liana Ruppert

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Gets Classic Mode And Kingdom: Two Crowns Crossover Tomorrow

4 days 23 hours ago

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s next big updates arrive tomorrow. The spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is getting its long-awaited Classic Mode as well as a big crossover event with Kingdom: Two Crowns.

Classic Mode is geared towards old-school Castlevania fans by adding an 16 bit-inspired UI and five levels of vintage-style gameplay, including new boss battles. Meanwhile, The Kingdom: Two Crowns crossover adds the Dead Lands, a new area to the castle that comes straight from the kingdom-building simulator. Before Miriam does that, though, she’ll have to find the crown first. These updates come free of charge to Bloodstained players and arrive as part of Update Version 1.20, which are slated to hit the game January 14 at 10 a.m. PT. 

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Marcus Stewart

Skystone Games Announces Two New Adventures With Boundary And The Last Friend

5 days ago

Skystone Games is a new publisher that was founded by industry veterans David Brevik and Bill Wang. To spearhead the company's goals going into 2021, Skystone has revealed two new games coming down the pipeline, which include a competitive shooter and a new tower defense adventure. 

The first game revealed under the Skystone Games umbrella is Boundary, a competitive shooter from the team at Surgical Scalpels. But what is Boundary? According to Skystone,  this game is "set in an alternate near-future timeline where the Space Force is more than a Netflix TV show, Boundary explores space combat like never before. Taking the best of first-person shooter mechanics, adding in Zero-G movement, Surgical Scalpels creates a new visceral experience for fans of competitive shooters. The battle over the remains of space stations or solar arrays on maps that literally defy gravity."

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This shooter aims to offer a completely new take on the competitive FPS genre while offering a customizable means for customization, gravity-defying maps, and a world stunningly built using Unreal Engine 4. 

The Last Friend is a new tower defense-inspired game that blends a brawler experience to bring the two genres into one cohesive game. And there are dogs. Lots of dogs. 

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Liana Ruppert