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Resident Evil Village: How to Watch the Gameplay Reveal Showcase

2 hours 17 minutes ago
Capcom announced last week a Resident Evil Village showcase will be happening, which will reveal a new trailer, a first-look at gameplay, and more. The news was announced through the official Resident Evil Twitter account. The tweet reads, "Don't miss the #REShowcase on January 21st at 2:00 PM Pacific! Join Resident Evil producers and our host Brittney Brombacher (@blondenerd), on a guided tour of Resident Evil Village, including a new trailer, first-ever gameplay, and more Resident Evil news!" Find out below everything you need to know to watch the showcase.

Resident Evil Village Showcase Start Time

The Resident Evil Showcase will take place on Thursday, January 21. It will start at 2:00 pm PT, 5:00 pm ET, and 10:00 pm GMT. If you’re watching from Australia, you can tune in on Friday morning, January 22 at 9:00 am AEDT. The length of the showcase has not been revealed. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/21/resident-evil-showcase-2021-livestream"]

How to Watch the Resident Evil Village Showcase

We'll be hosting the Resident Evil Village livestream on our channels across a variety of platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Jessie Wade

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Apple's VR Headset Is Reportedly Ultra Expensive and Niche

3 hours 14 minutes ago
Apple is hard at work on its first VR headset, but according to reports this initial product offering will be intentionally high-end and niche to pave the way for a more consumer-friendly AR headset down the line. In a report by Bloomberg, sources close to the matter say that Apple’s first VR headset — meant for activities like gaming, videos, and communicating — will be available as early as 2022. And it won’t be cheap. This first VR headset will likely be more expensive than rival VR headsets and may only sell “one headset per day per retail store.” This strategy is apparently intentional as Apple continues to work on a more consumer-facing AR glasses-type product. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/26/more-evidence-of-apple-vr-appears-crosswalk-bowling-game-being-tested"] As for the VR headset itself, this product is reportedly set to include Apple’s most advanced chip and will feature higher resolution than headsets from Oculus or HTC. The power of this headset also requires a built-in fan, a design choice Apple typically tries to avoid. According to sources, versions of Apple’s VR headset with its processor and fan led to a device that was too heavy and large raising concerns over “neck strain.” Current designs have shrunk the size and utilize a fabric exterior to reduce the overall weight.
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Matt T.M. Kim

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Everspace 2 Early Access Review

5 hours 32 minutes ago

Roguelikes might be enjoying their moment in the sun in recent years (just ask Hades, our Game of the Year for 2020), but Everspace 2 shows that procedural generation isn’t the only way forward. The original Everspace is a cool space fighter roguelike, but the sequel has changed course toward a more traditional action-RPG style, and its series of missions across an open region of space feel a lot more in the vein of Freelancer or Rebel Galaxy Outlaw as a result. But it holds onto its free movement system, which makes its combat stand out from other space shooters in style. There’s already a fair amount of it to explore at its early access launch, and it keeps things interesting by mixing in some puzzle-solving to break up the flashy dogfights.

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Dan Stapleton

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No, A Naughty Dog Artist Didn't Leak an Unannounced Fantasy Game

5 hours 36 minutes ago
Earlier this week, fans noticed that a Naughty Dog artist had posted fantasy-medieval themed artwork that was outwardly 'inspired by a new game', leading to speculation that Naughty Dog may be working on an unannounced project in that genre. The artist has now confirmed to IGN that that is not the case, and that the artwork was inspired by Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Hyoung Nam, a senior concept artist for Naughty Dog, posted three pieces of artwork under the title "The Women of North" in November, comprising a knight sitting beside a slain dragon, a shaman-like figure with a skull headdress and staff, and a green-eyed figure wearing clothes made from animal skin and bones. The pieces were posted with a caption originally reading, "Inspire from the new game. You know what I'm talking about..." After being circulated this week, some fans and media outlets speculated that the "new game" could be an unannounced Naughty Dog project. However, speaking to IGN, Nam explained, "The illustration is not for ND's next new game," and added that this was fan art inspired by and made while the artist played Assassin's Creed Valhalla (itself released last November). Nam has now updated the caption to make clear the connection to Valhalla. While some will likely be sad – after all, a dragon-slaying, medieval-shamanic Naughty Dog fantasy game actually sounds pretty amazing – let's focus on the fact that Nam's fan art was so cool, it briefly made people imagine an entirely new game. That feels like an artistic achievement in and of itself.
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Joe Skrebels

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Magic: The Gathering Returns to Comics in April 2021

6 hours 32 minutes ago
If you enjoy the lore and characters of Magic: The Gathering as much as the game itself, then you'll be pleased to hear the long-running franchise is returning to the comic book arena in 2021. Publisher BOOM! Studios has struck a new deal with Wizards of the Coast and parent company Hasbro to produce a new line of Magic: The Gathering comics, beginning with an ongoing monthly series simply titled Magic. Magic's creative team includes writer Jed MacKay (Black Cat), artist Ig Guara (Ghost-Spider), colorist Arianna Consonni and letterer Ed Dukeshire. You can get an exclusive first look at the covers to Magic #1 and Guara's character designs in the slideshow gallery below: [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=magic-the-gathering-returns-to-comics-in-april-2021&captions=true"] The series opens in the realm of Ravnica, whose planet-sized city is rocked by assassination attempts against three Guildmasters, Ral Zarek, Vraska, and Kaya. The trio will be forced to put aside their differences and travel to the plane of Zendikar to hunt the assassins. Boom is teasing a climactic showdown with a major Magic: The Gathering character. “Twenty-five years ago when I was digging through the commons and uncommons bin to build my first deck, I would never have thought that one day I would be handed the reins to the Magic: The Gathering comic, but here we are!” said MacKay in the publisher's press release. “I'm extremely psyched to be digging into the world of MAGIC and all that entails, and can't wait for all of you to see what we've been cooking up for you!” “It is amazing to be able to tell a story in the universe of a game I have been playing for over 20 years! I battled the Affinity deck and watched the Phyrexian take over Mirrodin,” said Guara.
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Jesse Schedeen

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Resident Evil Village: 'Re:Verse Mode' and Deluxe Edition Details Leak

8 hours 21 minutes ago
A Humble Bundle store page listing has revealed that Resident Evil Village will feature a mode called Re:Verse. Further details about what bonuses will feature in the game's deluxe edition have also been revealed ahead of today's Resident Evil Showcase stream. Twitter user Edward_Outcast first spotted the leak, posting it to Twitter. The copy they've screen-capped is sourced from the Humble Bundle store page for Resident Evil Village, which is still live as of writing. The description mentions that both versions of the game will include a new mode called Re:Verse. It's not clear yet whether this is a multiplayer mode or something else, but the copy surrounding it mentions "end of service" and its availability suggests as such. "Details of the operational period for Resident Evil Re:Verse, including commencement of availability and any potential announcements relating to the end of service, can be found on the official website," the copy reads. "Please note that, depending on the timing of your purchase of Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil Re:Verse may already no longer be available, and/or the title may become available through other means in the future." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/09/16/resident-evil-8-village-gameplay-trailer"] The description also links to a website for Re:Verse, which isn't live just yet. The store page also lists the items contained in the Deluxe Edition of the game. Players who purchase the Deluxe Edition will pick up the 'Trauma Pack' which contains "the "Samurai Edge" weapon, the "Mr.
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Jordan Oloman

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Gabe Newell Says Valve Has More Games in Development, Waiting to Be Announced

11 hours 17 minutes ago
In an interview with New Zealand's 1 News, Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that multiple games are in development at the studio, and are waiting to be announced. The Valve co-founder has been staying in New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic after taking a vacation there following the launch of Half-Life: Alyx. "We definitely have games in development that we're going to be announcing — it's fun to ship games," Newell said when asked about future games coming out of Valve. Valve has developed - and subsequently cancelled - a lot of games in the past (including several versions of Half-Life 3). The fact that Newell specifically says these new games will be announced suggests a shift from the company's recent history of being reticent to release new software. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/03/18/ign-first-half-life-alyx-gabe-newell-interview"] Newell also spoke about the process of creating Half-Life: Alyx, and Valve's return to single-player: "Alyx was great — to be back doing single-player games, that created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that." Newell's comments also suggest that the studio is energised and keen to work on more single-player titles, which makes sense considering the plot of Half-Life: Alyx. It means that we may see more of Gordon Freeman (or hell, maybe even Chell?) in the future.
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Jordan Oloman

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Xbox, EA Exec Peter Moore Rejoins the Game Industry at Unity

12 hours 2 minutes ago
Former Xbox and EA executive Peter Moore has revealed he has rejoined the games industry, taking a position at Unity. Moore noted on Twitter that he will join game engine development company Unity as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sports & Live Entertainment.
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Jordan Oloman

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LEGO Ideas Metroid Set Reveals Huge Ridley Add-On in Fan-Created Project

20 hours 18 minutes ago
A fan-created LEGO set featuring characters from the Metroid franchise received another milestone update today as Ridley has now been added to the project. It features fully articulating arms, legs, a tail, and head, and can even grab minifigures in its hands. Ridley has been one of bounty hunter Samus Aran's longtime arch nemeses throughout the series dating back to the original NES/Famicom title, appearing in many subsequent games and even becoming a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after being one of the most-requested characters for years. But this LEGO creation might be one of Ridley's coolest iterations yet. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=lego-metroid-fan-project&captions=true"] The project by user L-DI-EGO actually began in May 2020, but has received a steady stream of updates as more supporters have backed the project, including multiple helmet styles for Samus, space pirate variants, and an alternate Hunter-class gunship variant seen in the Metroid Prime series. LEGO Ideas is a website where master builders can submit their ideas and if 10,000 people support the project it will be reviewed by a panel of LEGO experts and potentially be made into a real set.
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Matthew Adler

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What PlayStation Franchises Should Return on PS5?

23 hours 43 minutes ago
On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why Hitman 3 is one of 2021's first great games, as well as what PlayStation franchises we hope make a return on PS5. With more word that a new Sony studio is working on bringing back existing Sony series, we discuss the likelihood of various franchises, from Uncharted to Infamous to Ape Escape, making a debut on PS5. Watch the episode above! [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-best-ps5-games&captions=true"]
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Jonathon Dornbush

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IGN & Friends to Play Among Us for Charity Live Stream

1 day 3 hours ago
Do you like friends? Do you like giving? And do you like both in a COVID-safe environment for a good cause? In celebration of gaming, friendship, and community, IGN’s Stella Chung & Akeem Lawanson are teaming up with our friends in the gaming and entertainment industry to play some Among Us! Join us for a night of backstabbing and hilarity on Friday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. PT to help us raise funds for Child's Play -- a game industry charity that, in their own words, is "dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in a network of over 220 facilities worldwide, including hospitals and domestic abuse shelters." You can contribute to our fundraising at donate.IGN.com.
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IGN Staff

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Fortnite Predator Challenges: How to Unlock the Jungle Hunter Set

1 day 4 hours ago
The Predator has officially landed in Fortnite. Decloaking near his pod, Battle Pass holders are expected to hunt down the elusive alien in order to nab his skin. This is easier said than done – he isn’t a pushover like the Mandalorian. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/13/fortnite-how-to-complete-the-first-predator-challenges"]

How to Unlock the Predator Skin in Fortnite

In order to unlock the Predator skin, players will need to complete a set of challenges. These are as follows:
  • Find the Predator’s Mysterious Pod
  • Talk to 3 NPCs – Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy
  • Collect 3 Health Packs
  • Defeat Predator

Where to find the Predator's Pod

The Predator’s Pod can be found in the top left corner of Stealthy Stronghold.

Where to Talk to Beef Boss, Remedy, and Dummy

Beef Boss can be found either at the Durr Burger food truck or the Durr Burger restaurant. Remedy and Dummy aren’t too far away, positioned just North of the food truck in a house and around Pleasant Park respectfully.

Collect 3 Health Packs

The last challenge is Collecting 3 Health Packs. Health packs can be found all around the map and to make matters easier, simply pick up (and drop) the first one you find three times to complete this challenge.

How to Find the Predator in Fortnite

By completing the Predator challenges, players were able to unlock emotes, sprays, and more. The real prize involves hunting The Predator himself. Thankfully, he isn’t that tough to find. All you have to do is head to Stealthy Stronghold (the same place where his pod crashed) and look around.
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Kenneth Seward Jr.

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Where Will Ubisoft Take Star Wars?

1 day 5 hours ago
The new Lucasfilm Games publishing umbrella once again dominates our conversation this week, as the first new non-EA Star Wars game in a decade gets announced. We discuss Ubisoft and Massive's upcoming open-world Star Wars adventure, including what it might be, what we hope it is and isn't, what it means for The Division, and more. Plus: Ninja Gaiden's creator would be "honored" to work with Microsoft again, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, featuring an interview with Brian Raffel, the cofounder of Raven Software – the studio behind Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast, Soldier of Fortune, Heretic, Hexen, Star Trek Voyager Elite Force, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, X-Men Origins Wolverine, and this year's Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, among many others: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/10/27/working-on-call-of-duty-star-wars-star-trek-and-more-stories-from-raven-softwares-cofounder-ign-unfiltered-54"] It's already been an incredibly fun year of Xbox coverage, and the best is yet to come. Join us!
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Ryan McCaffrey

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Among Us Developer Explains Why Updates Have Taken So Long

1 day 7 hours ago
Among Us developer Innersloth has released a development log, promising a 2021 content roadmap and explaining why updates to the game have taken longer than might have been expected. As noted on the Innersloth blog, the enormous, and sudden success of Among Us led to major changes for the game - not least cancelling a sequel in favour of updates for the original. Less visibly, the popularity of the game led to a lot of change behind the scenes, and Innersloth has been  setting up a means to work on the game and its updates in a more sustainable fashion as a result: "We had to spend 2 months just restructuring, figuring out new processes, and getting external partners to help us manage on board," the blog reads. "If we wanted this to work long term and hire up, we needed to streamline things. It’s all behind the scenes work, and while it meant time away from the game, it’ll make it easier for current and future us to develop the game better," Innersloth adds. "We want to do more for you to show you how grateful we are, but without sacrificing on the quality and values we had before this blew up." Clearly, the small team is heads down right now working on new content for the game and ensuring it is ported to new platforms in the near future. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/12/22/among-us-review"] As for what's coming now that a lot of that work is done, Innersloth says it will soon release a 2021 roadmap.
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Jordan Oloman

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An Early Build of Ocarina of Time Allowed Link to Turn Into Navi

1 day 7 hours ago
A development build of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been discovered and it reveals an in-progress look at Kakariko Village, an early archery test, and that Link could have turned into Navi via the Soul Medallion. As reported by Eurogamer, this demo, which was shown off at Spaceworld '97, was found on an old N64 development cartridge that was used to hold F-Zero X. Once further inspected, the Zelda demo build was found, and although it was partly saved-over, there was still plenty to see. Shared by Forest of Illusion on Twitter, one of the most surprising reveals was Link being able to turn into Navi via the Soul Medallion.
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Adam Bankhurst

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'No Plans' for Fall Guys to Come to Xbox Game Pass

1 day 8 hours ago
Excitement was sparked today after fans spotted Xbox Game Pass suggesting Fall Guys would be arriving soon – but Mediatonic and Devolver have since quashed the idea, with the publisher saying there are "no plans" for the game to hit the subscription service. As pointed out by ronbag on Reddit, the Xbox Game Pass Instagram account recently replied to a user hoping for Fall Guys on Game Pass by saying "it's coming". However, after news started spreading today, the game's official Twitter account, and publisher Devolver moved to deny it. Devolver explained to journalist Tom Warren that there are "no plans" for the popular game to come to "any form" of Game Pass - meaning the Xbox, PC, or cloud versions of the service.
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Joe Skrebels

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I Saw Black Clouds, an Interactive Thriller Movie, Announced by Wales Interactive

1 day 9 hours ago
Wales Interactive has announced I Saw Black Clouds, a live-action psychological thriller interactive movie produced by Ghost Dog Films. Starring actors from Penny Dreadful, Outlander, and Avatar, the interactive movie will release in the first quarter of this year on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/20/i-saw-black-clouds-official-teaser-trailer"] I Saw Black Clouds puts players in control of Kristina, who returns to her hometown after a friend dies. Looking for answers, she unearths a series of dark secrets that reveal a shocking truth. The interactive movie will feature supernatural elements alongside its thriller plotline, suggesting there’s more going on than just a suspicious death. The storyline branches based on decisions made by players during a number of moral choice sequences. In addition, the movie tracks your actions and monitors them in accordance to five personality traits; honesty, strength, morality, tact, and introspection. Your activity is also categorized as displaying either denial, acceptance, or guilt, and these factors are all taken into consideration as the story branches and develops. Tracking of your relationship statuses and personality determines the resolution at the end of the movie, as well as individual scenes and even the storyline as a whole. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=i-saw-black-clouds-screenshots&captions=true"] For streamers, a dedicated streaming mode will automatically pause the game when choices are presented, allowing creators to discuss with audience chat and decide on the next course of action. The completely live-action film stars Nicole O'Neill (Penny Dreadful), Rachel Jackson (Outlander) and Larry Rew (Avatar), and was filmed in the UK.
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Matt Purslow

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The Man Who Created Captain Falcon, Fox McCloud, Majora's Mask and More Has Retired from Nintendo

1 day 11 hours ago
Takaya Imamura, the Nintendo artist and designer who gave us characters like Captain Falcon and Fox McCloud and more – not to mention the name and visual identity of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask – has retired from the company. As reported by Kotaku, Imamura announced that it was his last day working at Nintendo on his Facebook page, after 32 years with the company. “This is my last day going to work. I took a selfie with the empty office. I guess I won’t be coming in here anymore. As you’d expect, I’ll miss it,” Kotaku's translation of his commemorative Facebook post reads. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2015/11/13/star-fox-zero-introducing-star-fox-trailer"] Imamura worked on character designs across the F-Zero and Star Fox series, creating iconic Nintendo characters like Captain Falcon and Fox McCloud among many more. More recently, he directed two Steel Diver games, and was a supervisor on the last two Smash Bros. releases. He was also the art director of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, responsible for the design of the eponymous mask and the game's name, as well as the character Tingle.
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Jordan Oloman

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God of War Studio's Unannounced Second Project Is Seemingly Still in the Works

1 day 12 hours ago
Sony Santa Monica's unannounced second project looks like it's still in the works, according to a job listing for an Art Director position at the studio. A tweet from the official Sony Santa Monica account (below) notes that the studio is "seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title". There's not much else to go on in the job listing itself, beyond the fact that it's aiming to be a "genre-defining" game, and that it will involve "characters and creatures".
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Jordan Oloman

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Guerrilla Slows Down Horizon Zero Dawn PC Updates to Focus on Sequel

1 day 22 hours ago
Guerrilla announced on Tuesday that they will release patches for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC at a slower rate as they work on the game's sequel. In a post on Guerrilla's website, Guerrilla announced that Patch 1.10 is now live for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on PC, which "introduces crash fixes and performance improvements." Guerrilla also said that more updates will come to the PC version, but more focus is going towards Horizon Forbidden West. "As our team continues development on our upcoming title Horizon Forbidden West, we are shifting to less frequent updates for Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC after this patch," the statement says. "Please note that we will continue to monitor our community spaces as always!" [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/05/horizon-zero-dawn-21-minutes-of-pc-gameplay-at-max-settings-1080p-60fps"] Horizon Zero Dawn launched on PC in August 2020, three years after its original release on PS4 in 2017. The PC port received praise for visual improvements, but performance issues were common. IGN's analysis of a pre-release version of the Horizon PC port commented on how some of the graphics options are "actively detrimental to performance or perceived smoothness in non-obvious ways." Guerrilla has since released multiple patches for the PC port.
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Petey Oneto

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Hacker Creates Mario Kart, Ring Fit Exercise Game and Homemade Nintendo Direct to Reveal It

1 day 23 hours ago
Hacker Mike Choi, who you might know as the engineer and co-designer of the Nintendo Flip Grip, revealed his latest unofficial Nintendo peripheral last week, complete with its own Nintendo Direct-style reveal. It’s called the Labo Fit Adventure Kart. The Labo Fit Adventure Kart is a multi-part invention that combines the Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con, Nintendo Labo-inspired cutouts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and an exercise bike, into a single workout game hybrid. The basic mechanic of the Labo Fit Adventure Kart is that the pedaling on the exercise bike will accelerate your kart in-game, while items and directional controls are handled by squeezing and turning the Ring-Con. The engine that pulls all these elements together is a home-brewed robot that Choi calls TAPBO, which is responsible for making the whole thing playable. Check out a brief video overview below. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/hacker-creates-nintendo-labo-ring-fit-exercise-bike-game"] IGN spoke with Choi on the origins and design process of the Labo Fit Adventure Kart which Choi says was an idea he came up with while playing Tetris 99 a year ago. “I’m not a very fitness-oriented person,” Choi tells IGN. “I don’t exercise regularly and I ate an entire Costco-size box of Oreos this past week. So I decided to set a challenge for myself: to pedal on an exercise bike during the entire duration of a Tetris 99 game.” Choi says a game of Tetris 99, for him at least, felt like a good length for a cardio workout.
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Matt T.M. Kim

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Hearthstone's First Mini-Set Has Been Unveiled – See All 35 New Cards

2 days 1 hour ago
The Hearthstone team today revealed the game’s first “mini-set” – The Darkmoon Races, which is a collection of 35 brand new cards that will be hitting the game on January 21 in NA (January 22 in Asia Pacific). Typically, the Hearthstone team releases three large sets of cards each year, with balance adjustments and special events in-between to help keep the game feeling fresh, so this mid-meta card injection represents a fresh approach. The cards feature mechanics from all three sets released during the Year of the Phoenix - Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy and Madness at the Darkmoon Faire – so that means more dual-class cards, dormant minions, spellburst effects and cards that can be corrupted. The set as a whole contains four legendaries, one epic, 14 rare and 16 common cards and you can see them all below. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=hearthstones-darkmoon-races-full-set&captions=true"] Once the set has been released, the cards will start showing up in Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs. Players can also, however, simply purchase the entire set as it will be available as a bundle for either $14.99 USD ($19.95 AUD) or 2000 gold. This will contain 66 cards in total - two copies of each common, rare and epic card, as well as one copy of each legendary card.
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Cam Shea

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - Here's What Comes in Each Edition

2 days 2 hours ago
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on March 23. The farm life sim will be available in two different editions, one of which includes a buffalo plushie that's so adorable it may sway your purchasing decision. It's up for preorder now at a number of retailers (see it at Amazon).

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Premium Edition

story-of-seasons-pioneers-premium The premium edition of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town comes with the game, plus the following physical items:
  • Buffalo Pocket Plushie (2.5" x 4")
  • Cloth Poster (13.5" x 24")

Preorder Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

[ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/10/28/story-of-seasons-pioneers-of-olive-town-announcement-trailer"] If you're not into posters and plushies, you can get the standard edition for $10 less.
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Chris Reed

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How to Earn Rust Twitch Drops Before They're All Gone

2 days 2 hours ago
Multiplayer survival game Rust has skyrocketed in popularity recently, which has seen a load of huge Twitch streamers return to it. That’s led to the streaming platform teaming up with Rust for a selection of Twitch Drops. Rust Twitch drops are sets of in-game gear, which you can unlock after linking your Steam account and your Twitch account. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=all-rust-twitch-drops&captions=true"]

How to Unlock Rust Twitch Drops

First, you'll need to link your Steam account and Twitch account. To do this, go to the Twitch Connections page, and click "Connect" in the Steam section. From here, enter your Steam login details and your accounts will be linked. Once this is done, you need to watch the specific streamer for four hours to unlock their specific gear. These drops are only available between January 7th, 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET to January 14th 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET so you'll want to hop on them quick! Here is a list of Twitch streamers you can watch and the Rust drops they unlock:
  • Juanguarnizo - Chest Plate
  • Mizkif - Sleeping Bag
  • IlloJuan - Garage Door
  • MoistCr1tikal - Jacket
  • Alexby11 - Metal Door
  • Rubius - Crate
  • Aroyitt - Garage Door
There’s also a set of generic Rust Twitch Drops, which you’ll unlock by watching any Rust stream with the Drops Enabled tag. Each item here requires a different amount of time to watch, so you’ll have to put in the time to earn everything.
  • Nebula Pants - 2 hours
  • Kitten Face Mask - 2 hours
  • Nebula Hoodie - 4 hours
  • Ornate Tempered Revolver - 8 hours
If you found this article helpful, make sure to check out our guide on how to play Rust with friends. [poilib element="accentDivider"]
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Stacey Henley

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Fortnite's Latest Pop Culture Collaboration Is With Soccer Legend Pele

2 days 3 hours ago
Fortnite's next collaboration brings in the world of Soccer to the battle royale game, and it includes a partnership with the soccer legend Pelé and outfits from some of the biggest clubs in the world. While the Kickoff Set of club outfits and Pelé's Air Punch Emote will be available to everyone on January 23, players will be able to participate in the Pelé Cup on January 20 for a chance to win both Pelé's emote and the Kickoff Set for free. Top scorers will also have a chance to win a customized signed shirt. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/fortnite-pel-air-punch-emote-trailer"] Much like the NFL outfits that were previously released for Fortnite, the Kickoff Set includes 10 variants of male and female outfits and each outfit can be swapped out for any of the 23 soccer clubs participating at any time.
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Adam Bankhurst

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The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Cyberpunk 2077's Subreddit

2 days 3 hours ago

It was inevitable. Cyberpunk 2077 had simply existed in the hype cycle for too long. When it finally arrived in early December, after numerous delays, controversies, sizzle reels, and previews, it felt as if a shrieking, collective mania was doomed to subsume the culture. All of this energy, finally exhausted, in one white-hot moment. Few studios enjoy CD Projekt Red's dual pedigree; both an indie messiah and a gargantuan triple-A moneymaker, and when the company announced they'd be leaving The Witcher behind for a sojourn in Mike Pondsmith's glossy, gutter-tech Cyberpunk universe back in 2012, it already seemed like the hype was boiling to a dangerous smoke point. Naturally, by the end of 2020, Cyberpunk taught the rest of the gaming industry a valuable lesson; if your product stumbles out of the gate after years and years of marketing hype, your community will let you know. And in Cyberpunk’s case, this was nowhere more evident than in its subreddit.

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Luke Winkie

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Ubisoft's Massive Star Wars Game

2 days 4 hours ago
Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game podcast. This week your Omega Cops -- Daemon Hatfield, Tina Amini, Sam Claiborn, and Justin Davis -- are discussing all the Lucasfilm Games news from this week: Ubisoft's Star Wars and Bethesda's Indiana Jones. Oh yeah, they also have a Super Mario 3D World reaction and Video Game 20 Questions, too. This episode features music from Metroid, Super Metroid, and Streets of Rage. Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service. Listen on: Apple Podcasts YouTube Spotify Stitcher   Find previous episodes here!
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Daemon Hatfield

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PS5 Custom Plate Maker Returns After Cancelling All Previous Orders

2 days 5 hours ago
CMP Shells, the company that had to cancel its customers' orders for custom PlayStation 5 shells last year, is selling its shells again. The PS5 custom plate maker has three designs available in its store ranging in price from $49.99 to $69.99, depending on what you want, and they're expected to arrive at the end of February. Last time CMP Shells was selling PS5 shells, they sold out quickly and it wasn't long before Sony got involved and pressured the company to cancel all sales. That shouldn't happen this time, according to CMP Shells. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/11/19/ps5-owners-are-making-their-own-custom-plates-ign-daily-fix"] "The patent is pending and all sales finalized before it's approved are untouchable," CMP Shells says in its frequently-asked question of whether or not the company will get sued by Sony. "We didn't know before. Now we do. Further, we have not replicated anyone's proprietary design. Our shells improve upon the original by allowing for more ventilation. We will be able to sell even after the patent is approved." CMP Shells is currently selling three shells: an all-black shell for the PS5 for $49.99, that same shell with a matching DualSense controller shell for $69.99, and a Kratos bundle for $69.99 that features the insignia from the God of War: Ragnarok trailer shown last year. These three choices are all that CMP Shells is currently selling. CMP Shells PS5 Shells When CMP Shells had to cancel its orders last year, it was confident it would return in some capacity.
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Wesley LeBlanc

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Capcom Likely to Release Some of the Rarest Amiibo Ever Made... Again

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Capcom has a bit of history with releasing ultra-rare amiibo, and is likely to repeat that history with some Japan-only gold Monster Hunter Rise figurines. As Eurogamer points out, a set of gold versions of the three Monster Hunter Rise amiibo will be made available as part of a lottery to those who buy the game as a download code from Japanese 7-Eleven stores. [caption id="attachment_246270" align="alignnone" width="1200"]MHR_DL_210113_seven_img02 The gold Monster Hunter Rise amiibo.[/caption] While Capcom hasn't formally said how many sets of the gold amiibo will be released, past evidence suggests they'll be extremely hard to come by. Capcom previously ran a similar competition for a gold Mega Man 11 amiibo, only releasing 10 of the figurine.
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Joe Skrebels

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Someone Made a Bot That Turns Reddit Arguments Into Ace Attorney Courtroom Scenes

2 days 8 hours ago
A code-savvy Redditor has created a bot that turns Reddit arguments into Ace Attorney courtroom scenes. As reported by Mashable, you can see the bot in action over on creator micah5's YouTube channel. The bot will read a section of provided Reddit thread, and insert the text into a courtroom debate between Miles Edgeworth and Phoenix Wright, emoting and objecting at each other's claims. Micah uses a neural network to check the tone of each comment, and if it is deemed 'negative' the bot will count it as an objection, while more positive comments will see the charcater sprites made happier. If more than two users are part of the debate, they're represented by tertiary Ace Attorney characters, chipping in as the two most prominent commenters duke it out. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/04/09/phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-trilogy-launch-trailer"] You can try it for yourself by commenting !objectionbot in a comment thread on Reddit – the bot will apparently take about 10 minutes to create the video, and message you back with a link to the video (although Micah points out that it is still buggy). The bot's source code can also be found here if you want to dig into how it all works. Micah told Mashable that the bot took him three days to complete and that they plan to keep it running "for a couple months". In other Ace Attorney news, here's our review of the last-gen Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy collection, which launched in April 2019.
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Jordan Oloman

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Announced for Nintendo Switch

2 days 8 hours ago
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be released on Nintendo Switch on March 16, 2021. Announced alongside a new trailer, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a remastered version of 2012's Kingdoms of Amalur that was released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-nintendo-switch-announcement-trailer"] The remaster includes all the DLC, including Teeth of Naros and Legend of Dead Kel. Furthermore, there will also be a new DLC expansion - Fatesworn - that is scheduled to arrive later in 2021. In our review of Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, we said "On some levels, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is still a worthwhile RPG to hack and slash your way through, even if this remaster doesn’t go above and beyond the bare minimum expectations. But while the ideas and mechanics that make games like Red Faction: Guerilla and Burnout feel special are still largely singularly unique to them, almost everything that made Amalur stand out in its day has become standard fare for just about any RPG to come out in the past decade." Kingdoms of Amalur was originally developed by 38 Studios and was published by EA.
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Adam Bankhurst

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Hitman 3 Is Out Tomorrow and on Sale for $10 Off

2 days 9 hours ago
Hitman 3 is set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC, and Nintendo Switch on January 20. You can preorder most versions of the game right now (see it at Amazon). We have full details about what comes in each edition, where it's available, and how much it costs below. Hitman 3 is the conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy, and it sounds like developer IO Interactive is going all out for the finale. You'll get a whole new set of sandbox-style locations for you to carry out assassinations in any way you see fit. You can see what we thought of the game in our Hitman 3 review. If you own Hitman and/or Hitman 2, you can import all locations from those games into Hitman 3 and play them all in one place. And on PlayStation, you can also play all levels from all three games in VR. Pretty neat.
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Chris Reed

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Hitman 3 Review

2 days 9 hours ago
Agent 47’s unique brand of slow-paced stealth in an assortment of dense, deadly, and deeply varied murder playgrounds has reached a wonderful crescendo in Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act. With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, Hitman 3 may feel largely familiar to its two most-recent predecessors, but just thinking of the hours upon hours of chaos, carnage, and cruel comedy that each of its six outstanding new maps will produce makes me giddy. [ignvideo width=610 height=374 url=https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/18/hitman-3-official-launch-trailer] This final chapter of IO’s ‘World of Assassination’ trilogy that began with 2016’s Hitman might be better thought of as an expansion than a sequel. If you’ve bounced off Hitman before – particularly in the last five years – know that there’s been no big reinvention of the bald bloke’s blueprint in Hitman 3. The interface and controls have remained consistent in their stiffness, and the range of uses for your weapons and items aren’t drastically different, either. The most notable new toy in Hitman 3 is a camera which can be used to hack or examine switches and items, which is handy but not really a game changer. [poilib element="quoteBox" parameters="excerpt=All%20six%20of%20Hitman%203%E2%80%99s%20beautiful%20and%20strikingly%20well-lit%20levels%20are%20amongst%20the%20strongest%20of%20the%20series%2C%20so%20much%20so%20that%20it%E2%80%99s%20hard%20to%20pick%20a%20standout%20favourite."]The true strength of Hitman 3, then, is found in its maps.
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Luke Reilly

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Cyberpunk 2077: Second Lawsuit Filed Against CD Projekt

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A second class-action lawsuit has been filed against Cyberpunk 2077 developer and publisher, CD Projekt, submitted by a law firm representing the studio’s investors. CD Projekt itself states in a regulatory announcement that it has received the lawsuit, which has been filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors. The content of the claim is said to be the same as the one filed against the studio at the end of last year. That first lawsuit claims that investors were misled about the performance of Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/12/14/cd-projekt-red-apologizes-for-cyberpunk-2077-performance-on-xbox-one-and-ps4-ign-news"] The announcement states that the complaint has not specified the quantity of damages sought, so it’s currently unknown how much the investors would like to claim. Regardless of what those eventual damages may amount to, CDP intends to “undertake vigorous action to defend itself against any such claims.” This is, once again, the same response the company had to the previous lawsuit submitted by New York-based Rosen Law Firm. Cyberpunk 2077’s launch has not been a smooth one, but the implications of its poor performance reach far beyond some unsatisfied players.
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Matt Purslow

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MOBA Spin-Off Auto Chess Is... Becoming Its Own MOBA

2 days 10 hours ago
Drodo and Dragonest, the creators of  MOBA spin-off Auto Chess, has revealed it is creating a MOBA game of its own, similar to League of Legends and Dota 2. Announced in a tweet, Drodo's MOBA approach appears to be fairly conventional of the genre, but it will feature some refinements such as the ability to destroy objects such as trees on the map, adding an extra layer of micro-level tactics to the game.
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Jordan Oloman

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New PUBG Games Reportedly Coming in 2021 and 2022

2 days 11 hours ago
More games within the PUBG universe are reportedly set to launch in 2021 and 2022. The news was revealed as part of a Bloomberg interview with Kim Chang-Han, the CEO of Krafton. Krafton is the holding company that oversees a number of development studios including PUBG Studio and Striking Distance, the team working on The Callisto Protocol. Chang-Han told Bloomberg about his desire to "not stay as a one-hit wonder," noting that there are plans to release two new PUBG games in 2021 and 2022. The game coming this year is reportedly a "new battle royale mobile title" set within the game's universe. 2022 will then see the launch of "another PUBG-related PC and console game" as well as the previously announced survival horror game The Callisto Protocol, which is being helmed by Dead Space alum Glen Schofield. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/12/11/the-callisto-protocol-announcement-trailer"] The Callisto Protocol was revealed during The Game Awards 2020, and many were shocked to learn that the survival horror game was set in the PUBG universe in the hours following its announcement. If anything, this goes to show that we shouldn't pigeonhole these upcoming PUBG games.
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Jordan Oloman

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Cyberpunk 2077 Complete Walkthrough

2 days 19 hours ago
IGN's Cyberpunk 2077 Wiki Guide and Walkthrough will lead you through every major choice and life path, along with every collectible location, boss encounter, and much more.
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Angie Harvey

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