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Epic Games Store Offers Two Free Games Alongside Halloween Sale

7 hours 48 minutes ago

The Epic Games Store is giving away another two free PC games this week and has kicked off its Halloween sale with discounts up to 75% off.

The two free games, as announced last week, are Double Fine’s turn-based RPG Costume Quest 2 and first-person psychological horror game Layers of Fear 2. Both have a focus in either the spirit of Halloween or horror in general for the upcoming spooky holiday.

The two games are available to claim for free from the Epic Games Store beginning today until Thursday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. ET. Epic Games announced the next two free games available after will be first-person horror game Blair Witch and Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, both still keeping with the theme of the supernatural in the spirit of Halloween.

The company also began its Halloween Sale 2020 for the store with 144 titles on sale. Some of the standout titles with discounts include Death Stranding, Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3, Hades, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Mafia: Trilogy, which contains all three definitive editions of the Mafia franchise with all downloadable content.

The Halloween Sale 2020 begins today until Nov. 5. Those who saved their $10 off Epic coupons from the Epic MEGA Sale or by downloading Rocket League can still use those coupons on discounted games starting at $14.99 or higher.

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Tom Meyer

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Changes Coming To Pokemon Go Raids, Research, & More This November

12 hours 30 minutes ago

The start of October feels like it was just a week ago and earlier today Niantic already revealed their plans for Pokemon GO this November. The three biggest bits of information they announced were for Research Breakthroughs, Legendary raids, and Spotlight Hours.

Once the clock hits 1 PM PT on Nov. 1, Togetic will be taking the place of Shedinja as the weekly Research Breakthrough Pokemon during. Togetic is a Flying/Fairy-type Pokemon that evolves into the powerful Togekiss. The evolved form is very popular in PvP and PvE modes.

The Day of the Dead event is also set to start on the same day that Togetic takes over in the Research Breakthrough.

Two days later, the first Pokemon Spotlight Hour of November will take place. Every Tuesday of the month from 6 PM until 7 PM local time, a specific Pokemon will be featured more prominently in the wild. There will also be a special bonus applied during that time. Check the table below for more details.

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Omar Banat

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10 Long-Lost PlayStation Franchises That Need a PS5 Revival

12 hours 54 minutes ago

Parasite Eve

playstation franchises

Starting off with Parasite Eve, this is a PlayStation franchise that ended too soon. As a sequel to the novel of the same name, Parasite Eve touts three games. Though, technically The 3rd Birthday, its last entry, has very little ties to the original games.

A survival horror series, Parasite Eve centers around a woman named Aya as she struggles to save the world from the titular Eve. With survival horror-esque elements, this series takes you on a wild ride.

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Nelia-Sol White

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Pokemon Go Day of the Dead Event Will Feature Ghosts & Goodies

13 hours 29 minutes ago

Earlier this month, Niantic revealed all the details about their Halloween event. And earlier today, they announced a bunch of details on the Day of the Dead-themed event in Pokemon GO.

If you love the Halloween event every year and can’t get enough Ghost-type Pokemon, then this is the perfect continuation of that. It’s technically a different event that runs from Nov. 1 at 11 AM until Nov. 2 at 11:59 PM local time.

The Day of the Dead and Halloween events will both see a surge in Ghost-types like Duskull and Litwick appearing in the wild. However, Cubone, Sunflora, Roselia, and Cacnea will also be more common during this time as well. But it looks like there won’t be any changes to eggs or raids.

If you want to get even more Ghost-types, then you can use an Incense to attract more of the following Pokemon: Gastly, Misdreavus, Absol, Shuppet, Duskull, Drifloon, and Litwick.

You’ll even have a chance of encountering shiny versions of Marowak, Alolan Marowak, Murkrow, and Duskull by completing certain Field Research Tasks.

You’ll also be able to stock up on Poffins during this event since they’ll be added to the list of GO Battle League rewards. Or you can just get one from the special box that will be released for the Day of the Dead Pokemon GO event. This bunch of items will also feature Incense, Star Pieces, and Remote Raid Passes.

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Omar Banat

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New Microsoft Flight Simulator Trailer Displays The Beauty of North America

13 hours 31 minutes ago

Today Microsoft released a brand new trailer of Microsoft Flight Simulator, part of its “Around the World” tour.

The trailer focusing of showing several locations in North America, including the United States and Canada, displaying the beauty of the landscape and the majesty of the cities.

Speaking of tours around the world, you can also check the thousands of screenshots I took when I flew my own tour.

You can watch it below and enjoy some really beautiful visuals.

Incidentally, recently Microsoft announced that the next free world update will feature the United States (which means that the visuals showcased here will be further improved) following the first that featured Japan. A new patch was released last week.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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What’s New in Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Crown Tundra DLC? Everything You Need to Know

14 hours 35 minutes ago

New Area, Story, & Pokemon

Everything New in the Crown Tundra DLC

Obviously, in Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Crown Tundra DLC, you’ll be going to a brand new area in the Galar region. This time you’ll be heading to a snowy mountainous area where you’ll meet up with a fellow named Peony. Peony will set you up on an expedition to explore this frozen land, and also delve deeper into Pokemon Dens. More on that later.

In addition to running around a new snowy wild area, players will be able to capture three genuine new Pokemon never seen before in the game (shown above):

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Ed McGlone

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Valkyria Chronicles 3’s Riela Getting New Figure Reproducing VC Duel’s Illustration

15 hours 9 minutes ago

The Valkyria Chronicles series certainly holds a special place in the hearts of many gamers, so its heroines continue to get occasional figures.

This time around it’s Phat!’s turn to present a brand new figure portraying Valkyria Chronicles 3’s heroine Riela Marcellis.

You can find it available for pre-order on Ami Ami or Good Smile’s North American store for 13,500 yen ($129) or $155.99 respectively.

The release window is November 2021 for Japan and December 2021 for North America. You have plenty of time to save for this one.

Interestingly, this is another figure inspired by the illustrations that created by Character Designer Raita Honjou for the mobile and browser game Valkyria Chronicles DUEL. While the game itself ended its service in 2015, the art was so appreciated by the fans that it’s still getting figures.

More examples are Valkyria Chronicles’ beloved antagonist Selvaria Bles and Juliana Everhart from Valkyria Chronicles 2.

The prototype was sculped by Yadokari in 1/7 scale, and painted by Sakura.

You can check out what she looks like in the gallery below, alongside the illustration that inspired the figure.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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AOC’s Among Us Stream Reactions Are Being Turned Into a Meme and It’s Great

15 hours 45 minutes ago

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, otherwise known as AOC, held her first-ever Twitch stream the other night to encourage viewers to vote in the upcoming election in the United States.

AOC teamed up with some popular Twitch streamers and played one of the most talked-about games on social media right now, Among Us. The stream was viewed over five million times at the time of writing and AOC has already managed to obtain over 560,000 followers on the platform.

And if you know about Among Us, then you’re aware that there is one imposter chosen before each round begins and everyone has to find out who the killer is. And of course, AOC ended up being the imposter on her first round, resulting in some hilarious reactions.

And now people have taken AOC’s reactions from the stream and placed it over a variety of video games, such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, Street Fighter, and even Smash Bros.

It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen today. Here are all of the videos that I could scrounge up from Twitter. Please enjoy!

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Greysun Morales

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D4DJ Groovy Mix Introduces Characters & Street Fighter Collaboration After First Anime Episode

16 hours 39 minutes ago

Today publisher Bushiroad aired several clips introducing the characters of its new mobile rhythm game D4DJ Groovy Mix.

We also get the announcement of a collaboration with the Street Fighter series, which will brings its BGM into the game.

The clips were aired following the first episode of the anime dedicated to the series, tiled D4DJ First Mix.

You can watch them below (the video is already set at the right timestamp). Of course, you can also rewind from the beginning and watch the anime. It’s really cute and upbeat, so it’s worth half a hour of your time.

D4DJ Groovy Mix will release in Japan on October 25 for iOS and Android.

It’s part of a mixed media project by Bushiroad that includes games, anime, and live concert. You may be familiar with Busiroad mostly due to another rhythm mobile game, BanG Dream!.

That being said, English-speaking fans need not worry, as we already know that the game is also coming to the west, even if we’re not yet aware of a specific release date.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Immortals Fenyx Rising Fets Funny Story Trailer, Gameplay, and Google Stadia Demo

17 hours 36 minutes ago

Today Ubisoft released a few new trailers of the upcoming action-adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising.

The first trailer focuses on the story, with a rather hilarious translation by Zeus and Prometheus.

The second shows gameplay on the starting island,

The second trailer announces a demo on Google Stadia that is available now and will be playable until Octo 29.

You can check both videos out below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Raid Is Coming Very Soon; New Patch Rolling Out Today

17 hours 44 minutes ago

Sucker Punch Productions released a massive new update just last week that added in a cooperative online multiplayer mode called Legends. It’s a completely separate experience from the main story that includes two-player story-based missions and then wave-based horde missions you can play with up to four people –oh, and it’s entirely free for owners of the base game.

The developers over at Sucker Punch Productions published a new blog post that goes over new weekly challenges, Raid mode, and a new patch that’s rolling out today.

Since launching last Friday, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends had more than two million matches played using online matchmaking in the first weekend, according to the team.

Starting on 8 am PT every Friday morning, there will be a new story mission and survival mission with special modifiers that change every week. And then, the teams with the highest scores will be featured on the leaderboards, which can be accessed in-game.

And these won’t be easy to accomplish. The missions are set on the Nightmare difficulty mode, which is the hardest one, but players will be able to obtain max-level gear to help out with the future Raid.

Speaking of Raids, the first one will be available for all players on Oct. 30, and is the “culmination of the story in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, bringing the fight directly to Iyo’s realm.” The Raid is broken up into three chapters and requires a full team of four, and you won’t be able to match up with random players –you’ll need to have your team ready in advance.

Sucker Punch recommends that players finish all story and survival missions (on the hard difficulty) to get the best gear you can get before attempting the super challenging Raid.

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Greysun Morales

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The Amount of Talent That Has Left Blizzard Over the Last Few Years Is Staggering

18 hours 58 minutes ago

The announcement of Frost Giant Studios the other day marks the fourth new company founded by ex-Blizzard employees in recent years.

Between controversy, Blizzcon drama, Covid-19-related stress that’s impacted the whole industry, Blizzard has had a rough last couple of years, to say the least, even before taking into account all of the staff departures that have gone down. Let’s do a quick rundown, shall we?

In 2016 Rob Pardo, the former chief creative officer at Blizzard and lead designer of World of Warcraft, started Bonfire Studios. While Bonfire Studios has yet to announce its first game, Pardo has recently described it as “PC focused” for a “core audience.”

Former Blizzard dev Rob Pardo announces Bonfire Studios

Joining Pardo in leaving Blizzard was lead level designer for Overwatch David Adams, Battle.net engineering team lead Matthew Versluys, and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls director Joshua Mosqueira.

The initial investors for Bonfire Studios included Riot Games. Pardo credited the investment dollars for allowing Bonfire Studios to have the time to put together a team and prototype ideas heavily properly.

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Ed McGlone

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The Medium for Xbox Series X & PC Gets New Videos Featuring Dual Reality System & Marianne’s Theme

19 hours 49 minutes ago

Bloober Team released two videos of its upcoming third-person psychological horror game The Medium.

The first video focuses on the game’s rather unique dual reality system, that lets you play across the real world and the spirit world. We also get to see gameplay which never hurts.

The second video doesn’t show any gameplay, but features the eerie track Marianne’s Theme, composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski.

Incidentally, if you’re interested in the music, you can watch a previous video featuring the collaboration with Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.

You can check both out below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Silent Hill Comes to Dead by Daylight Mobile Just in Time For Halloween

19 hours 54 minutes ago

Developer Behaviour Interactive has today announced that the Silent Hill crossover that was previously only available on PC and console will also be coming to the game’s mobile version later this month, Oct. 26.

Two new characters will join The Entity: Survivor Cheryl Mason, previously known as Heather, who, having freed herself from the religious cult that had pursued her since birth, now must fight an eternal battle in the Entity’s realms. 

The new Killer is Pyramid Head, known here as The Executioner, a merciless killer fixated on dispensing punishment through pain. Never without his hulking blade in tow, Pyramid Head will step into the fog to live out his nefarious duty.   

Senior product manager Alexandre Rogaume said in a statement:

“We are so thrilled to have the legendary Silent Hill join the ranks of Dead by Daylight Mobile. We are huge fans of the franchise and to know that mobile players can survive and kill as these iconic characters is a huge milestone for us, one that we are very proud of.” 

You can check out a teaser of the upcoming content below.

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Alex Gibson

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Ghostrunner Announced for PS5 & Xbox Series X; Free Upgrades Available

20 hours ago

If you’re interested in Ghostrunner, you’ll be happy to know that the game is also coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

The announcement was made today by 505 Games and All In! Games via press release, specifying that the release on next-gen consoles will be in 2021.

That being said, you can safely purchase the PS4 and Xbox One versions because they’ll grant you a free upgrade when the next-gen versions releases. The Xbox Series X/S version will come via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery.

Pre-ordering now will grant the following bonuses.

  • 1 special katana with all pre-orders
  • 1 additional exclusive katana per store/platform
  • 20% discount for PS+ pre-orders
  • 20% discount for all PC pre-orders
  • 10% discount for all Xbox One pre-orders

The game will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 27.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ghostrunner, below you can read an official description.

“Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.

The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Initial Slate of Day 1 PS5 Entertainment Apps Revealed

20 hours 9 minutes ago

Today on the PS Blog, Sony unveiled which entertainments apps would be ready to go for the PS5 at launch.

While it’s not as exciting as games, these days many people spend just as much time in their apps as they do their games, so knowing which ones will be available right away is helpful. Here’s the full list:

  • Apple TV
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Spotify
  • Twitch
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • MyCanal
  • Hulu
  • Peacock
  • “and more”

Just about every heavy hitter I can think of made the cut and nothing major appears to be missing. I had to look up MyCanal though, it’s apparently a French streaming service, just in case those of you in the ‘States like myself are wondering.

While it may seem like a guarantee that apps like Hulu and Twitch will be there, there’s still no word if the Nintendo Switch will get Netflix any time, well, ever. This is in spite of the fact that the 3DS of all things had a Netflix app.

The blog post also reminds us that there will be a dedicated space in the new PS5 UI dedicated for media apps like the ones above which is designed to make it quicker to switch around.

Considering how sluggish the PS4 UI is at this point, I’ll take anything that makes the process of jumping between apps faster.

Finally, they also shared a picture of the new PS5 media remote. Enjoy, it’s sleek:

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Ed McGlone

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Genshin Impact Introduces Jean With New Trailer Featuring Story & Gameplay

20 hours 13 minutes ago

You may have noticed over the past few days that Genshin Impact developer MiHoYo really, really loves trailers.

Today they released another one, this time featuring Jean, another of the game’s most popular characters.

We get a few glimpses into her backstory and a deep dive into her gameplay, showing off her flashy moves.

You can check her out below and see if Jean is the right character for you (assuming you can get her).

Here’s how MiHoYo describes Jean.

“As the Acting Grand Master of the Knights, Jean has always been devoted to her duties and maintaining peace in Mondstadt.

She had taken precautions long before the onset of Stormterror’s assault, and she will guard Mondstadt with her life as always.”

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Giuseppe Nelva

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GTFO’s New Rundown “Contact” Launches Today; Adds Matchmaking, Difficulty System, & More

20 hours 41 minutes ago

Developer 10 Chambers has this week launched Rundown #4, “Contact,” a content update for its popular co-operative shooter GTFO. The update is the game’s biggest yet, adding a new environment, enemy type, a layered difficulty system, and a long-anticipated matchmaking feature.

Indeed, matchmaking has been a long-awaited feature for new players to quickly find others to join them down in the Complex. Up until now, it’s been entirely through the game’s Discord server.

Moving forward, the new match-making feature will be in alpha in the new Rundown to give 10 Chambers a chance to work out the kinks before launching it in full.

Ulf Andersson, Creative Director of GTFO said in a statement today:

“This Rundown is easily our biggest update yet. We’re adding core features such as matchmaking, and introducing a new system we call “layered difficulty”.

Depending on what route you choose throughout some of the expeditions, you will find it either very hard – or extremely hard. This will make it easier – or should I say less hard – for new players to take on GTFO, but at the same time giving our more seasoned community members a hardcore challenge right from the first expedition.”

Simon Viklund, composer and game designer of GTFO, also weighed in:

“As GTFO requires a lot of communication and teamwork, we haven’t wanted to use a basic match-making system, as it could generate poor matches and risk giving new players the wrong experience. When we’re adding it now, we will need our community’s help to refine it.

We’re starting off with it in alpha mode and will continue to develop it iteratively as we go on to see how it works with the volume of players we have”, says

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Alex Gibson

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Nintendo Announces Original Fire Emblem in English; Will Be Available For a Limited Time

20 hours 43 minutes ago

Western fans never got to experience the original Fire Emblem officially localized in English, but this is about to change.

Nintendo just announced that it will release the 1990 Famicom classic Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light translated into English for Nintendo Switch on Dec. 4, 2020.

It will even include new features like save states and rewind and it’ll be priced at $5.99.

A physical 30th Anniversary Edition will also be made available on the same day including a download code, a replica box and case, an artbook, a collectible mini-issue of Nintendo Power, and more.

The catch is that will be available for a limited time, for… some reason that we don’t know. But there has to be one, right? Right?

Weirdness aside, you can watch the trailer below.

Here’s a description of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light for those unfamiliar with the game.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Microsoft Adds 10 More Xbox Game Pass Games With Touch Controls for Android

21 hours 1 minute ago

Microsoft announced today it has added touch controls to 10 additional Xbox Game Pass games after the service launched on Android last month.

Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can use touch controls for these games on Android smartphones and tablets:

  • Dead Cells
  • Gucamelee! 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Killer Instinct
  • New Super Lucky’s Tale
  • Slay The Spire
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Tell Me Why
  • UnderMine

The company said in the blog post that developing touch controls was different for some games than simply placing Xbox control prompts on the screen.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice developer Ninja Theory worked with Microsoft to integrate the controls and the controls may change depending on the gameplay situation or mode, while Hotshot Racing added a touch-controlled throttle that could provide the same control as an analog trigger.

Players can also customize where the buttons are placed the screen and Microsoft has added new icons that go beyond the ABXY format, such as a dedicated jump and dodge button.

The 10 games join Minecraft Dungeons, which was the first game to receive touch controls with the launch of Xbox Game Pass on Android last month.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have the ability to play over 100 Game Pass games on Android devices, such as Destiny 2 and Gears 5, through Project xCloud by streaming the game to the device via the cloud at no additional charge.

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Tom Meyer

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New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Update Fixes Several Minecraft Steve-Related Issues

21 hours 6 minutes ago

When Minecraft Steve came to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nov. 13 as part of the big version 9.0.0 update, some players began to notice some glitches and other issues with Steve and his friends.

There were several issues with Steve’s minecart special move, sometimes trapping players inside it with no option to escape. Some players were able to walk through Steve’s blocks after getting KO’d, and worst of all, Minecraft Steve’s victory screen after a match was kind of NSFW, if you get what I’m saying.

OK, here’s a picture of how the win screen looked before the latest patch and then after the latest patch has been installed. Can you see the difference here? Here’s a hint: it involves his meat. That’s all I can say.

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Greysun Morales

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Mortal Kombat 11 Rambo Gameplay Footage Reveals Sly Voiceover, Explosive Moves, & Bloody Fatality

21 hours 31 minutes ago

The iconic Rambo is the latest 80s action-hero added to Mortal Kombat 11’s impressive roster of characters, and today the first gameplay footage has been revealed. The sequence reveals a full voiceover by Silvester Stallone himself and a violent moveset that involves knives, grenades, assault rifles, and one of the most brilliant fatalities in the entire game.

Developer NetherRealm describes the character with its own synopsis in a press release:

“John J. Rambo, the former Special Forces soldier, brings his unique fighting skills to the Mortal Kombat universe, equipped with his signature survival knife for up-close encounters and compound bow for longer range targets. As an expert in hand-to-hand combat, Rambo attacks with vicious grapples and uses traps to keep his opponents guessing, combined with his brutal strength to take on any Kombatant who stands in his way.”

Rambo joins Mortal Kombt as a new playable fighter next month, Nov. 17 as part of Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2 and will include character skin variants inspired by the “First Blood,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II” and “Rambo III” films.

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Alex Gibson

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New Super Meat Boy Forever Gameplay Footage Shown in 10th Anniversary Steam

21 hours 52 minutes ago

As part of a special 10th Anniversary livestream event yesterday, Team Meat showcased new footage of its long-awaited sequel Super Meat Boy Forever. It’s the first substantial look we’ve seen of the game since news of its delay last year.

This new footage reveals a spoiler-free look at the light world and dark world in the first 4 chapters in the game, information about how New Game Plus works in Super Meat Boy Forever, and some other stuff that you’ll just have to see for yourself.

One of the sequel’s new mechanics is its random level generating design, which offers players a completely new gameplay experience at the completion of each run through the game.

Team Meat co-founder and creative director Tommy Refenes said in a statement:

“Much has happened in the decade since Super Meat Boy launched on Xbox Live Arcade. A new generation of consoles came and nearly went, some folks made a movie about the development of Super Meat Boy, 2020 happened and the less said about that the better. And we’re proud that Meat Boy remains as beefy and bloody as ever!”

You can watch Refenes play (and die a lot) in the video below.

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Alex Gibson

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Spellbreak’s First Major Update Adds Clash Mode, New Talents, & More

23 hours ago

Developer Proletariat Inc. has launched the first major update for its hit game Spellbreak. Called “Prologue: The Gathering Storm,” the update adds new talents, consumables, outfits, and most notably, Clash Mode, a 9 vs. 9 team deathmatch mode that includes respawning.

To celebrate its launch, there’s a new trailer showcasing some of the content, including some spooky Halloween-themed outfits that will be hitting the rest of this month.

Spellbreak is a battle royale game with a cel-shaded aesthetic similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unlike most other games in the genre, players engage in magical spellcasting combat rather than with firearms. There’s also role-playing mechanics woven into the experience, offering players different classes and upgrades to suit their playtstyle.

Spellbreak has proven hugely popular since it launched earlier this summer, smashing past the 5 million players mark only a month after release.

Twinfinite reviewed the game and was thoroughly impressed, scoring it 4/5 and concluding:

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Alex Gibson

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New Dead by Daylight Tome ‘Unleashed’ Adds Halloween Event, Graphics Update, & More

23 hours 39 minutes ago

Behaviour Interactive has this week announced the launch of Dead by Daylight’s fifth Tome. Called Unleashed, the new update adds new Archives story content, a Halloween-themed update, the next installment of the game’s next-gen graphical update, and a bunch of cool cosmetics.

In Unleashed, players will work toward unlocking the memories of The Hillbilly, Nea Karlsson, and The Blight. The Blight’s story is explored deeper as players have access to the conclusion of the original “Hallowed Blight” event storyline from 2018, as well as all past “Hallowed Blight” lore content.  

For the first time since The Archives’ inception, a brand new Halloween-themed challenge type is introduced: interacting with Pustula Plants. Once selected in the Auris Web, players will have to work with the plants to complete the challenge.  

Within the Tome, players will be able to earn 4 progressively growing Pustula Plants Charms across the 4 levels. Players will also enjoy 30% off Auric Cells price on characters Adam Francis and The Clown between Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 to celebrate the release.  

In addition to the Halloween-themed challenges as part of Unleashed, there’s a separate Halloween in-game called “The Eternal Blight,” which features new Survivor and Killer add-ons including the very first universal Killer add-on. 

A dangerous chemical compound called the “Blight Serum” allows Killers to use the power “Blighted Rush” after hooking Survivors. Players can also look forward to getting their hands on 4 unique Halloween-themed charms. 

Those interested in new Halloween-themed cosmetics can look forward to the “Hallowed Curse,” which includes an iconic set titled “Scorched Ghost Face”. 

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Alex Gibson

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Fortnite Celebrates Halloween With Fortnitemares 2020 Event

1 day 7 hours ago

The annual Halloween event for Fortnite, Fortnitemares, returns with special rewards, a concert, and a scary twist on the game’s main battle royale modes.

Fortnitemares 2020: Midas’ Revenge follows Shadow Midas and his reawakened Henchmen who have reclaimed The Agency and will wreak havoc on players with shadowy soldiers.

Fortnite: Battle Royale players eliminated from Solo, Duos, or Squads will come back as a Shadow to try to take out the remaining players in the match. The Shadows will even have special powers such as the ability to possess vehicles.

Halloween-themed weapons return to the battlefield with the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, or riding on a Witch Broom. Players can also earn a weapon skin and other cosmetic items by completing challenges.

Players can also unlock the Wrath’s Wrath Wrap by visiting four Fortnitemares-inspired featured islands in Creative mode, finding 20 digits, and combining the digits into a code that can be redeemed here for the wrap beginning today until Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Fortnitemares 2020 begins today and will run until Nov. 3, while the Party Royale mode will be holding a J Balvin concert on Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. ET. The reggaeton artist will be debuting a new song with a feature from Sech.

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Tom Meyer

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Darkest Dungeon II Coming to Epic Games Store Early Access in 2021

1 day 10 hours ago

Darkest Dungeon developer Red Hook Studios announced that the sequel to the horror RPG will be launching in early access on the Epic Games Store sometime in 2021.

The studio released a teaser trailer, “A Glimmer of Hope,” for Darkest Dungeon II posted below and the game can be added to the wishlist on the Epic Games Store.

“It’s time to face the failures of the past,” the teaser trailer’s description reads. “Lash your gear to the stagecoach, fix your eyes on the horizon, and prepare to roll into Early Access on the Epic Games Store in 2021!”

The sequel was originally announced in February 2019 where the studio said it was planning on tuning up the combat system, exploring “a glimpse of the supernatural apocalypse twisting and distorting the world beyond the estate,” and expressed the sequel could launch as an early access title due to hiring more staff.

The post Darkest Dungeon II Coming to Epic Games Store Early Access in 2021 appeared first on Twinfinite.

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Tom Meyer

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Beautiful Atelier Ryza Figure by Wonderful Works Getting a Reprint

1 day 13 hours ago

Considering the popularity of Ryza, the protagonist of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, it’s not surprising that her figures are quite popular as well.

The figure by Wonderful Works released last summer is coming back with a reprint that will be released in March 2021.

In case you missed the original print, you can pre-order it at Ami Ami or at Good Smile Company’s American store for 17,100 yen ($164) or $196.99 respectively.

The prototype was sculpted in 1/7 scale by SAKAKI Workshops, Yamakatsu, and iTANDi and painted by Hiroshi Michikawa.

You can check out what she looks like in the gallery below.

Here’s how the manufacturers describe the figure.

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Kojima Productions Reportedly Started Recording Music For “Undisclosed Project”

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It’s been a while since the release of Death Stranding, so it’s quite natural to assume that Kojima Production has moved on to its next project.

Today Composer and Audio Director Ludvig Forssell posted on Twitter (via Resetera) providing a glimpse of the first recording for what he defines as an “undisclosed project.”

You can check out the tweet below.

At the moment, we have no specific confirmed hints to what this project could entail.

Hideo Kojima himself showcased concept sketches for a possible new game a while a go, but it’s impossible to know whether those images actually turned into the developer’s new project.

Developers often spend quite some time going through various concepts and ideas, and some never see the light of day.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch Gets New Art Showing Tetranadon

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Capcom has revealed new artwork for its upcoming Monster Hunter game Monster Hunter Rise.

We get to see one of the iconic monsters coming in the game, Tetranadon, which apparently (and unsurprisingly) is inspired by the Kappa from Japanese folklore.

You can check out the tweets that shared the artwork below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Which Stardew Valley Character Is Your Soulmate? This Quiz Will Tell You!

1 day 15 hours ago

There are many nice bachelors and bachelorettes to choose from in Stardew Valley, and you have likely made the decision before– if not multiple times on different saves.

However, the question is, which one of these lucky singles would be the perfect match for you, really? We’ve created a Stardew Valley quiz that will let you know who you should truly be choosing to marry in the game.

Will it be the elusive Elliott or the shy Sebastian? Take the Stardew Valley quiz below to find out who your pixel soulmate is! We also have more quizzes here if you up liking this one.

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Anna Koselke

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Can You Name These 10 Side Characters from Friends?

1 day 15 hours ago

Naming the six main characters from Friends is the easiest thing in the world if you’re a fan of the show. Well, what if there was a quiz that had you guess the name of the best side characters from the sitcom?

We have one ready for you to take down below that’ll show you 10 characters, and you just need to choose the correct name –very simple.

And if you end up liking this quiz, we have many more like it right here. If you couldn’t tell, we’re big Friends fans here at Twinfinite, or maybe just me…

Anyway, good luck!

(Images via NBC)

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Greysun Morales

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets New Video & Details About Suits and Miles’ Friend Gank Lee

1 day 16 hours ago

Today Insomniac Games took to Twitter to share interesting new assets of the upcoming open-world game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

First and foremost, we get to take a look at Miles’ new suits (the Crimson Cowl Suit and the T.R.A.C.K. Suit), providing more information about their design.

Secondly, we get to meet Miles’ friend Gank Lee, who apparently is working on the suits themselves and has a very clear idea on how to improve them, even of the artistry is likely not at the same level as the engineering.

You can check them out below.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Nintendo Releases Free Demo for Kirby Fighters 2; Includes Multiplayer

1 day 17 hours ago

While there hasn’t been a “mainline” Kirby game since Star Allies released in 2018, Nintendo has expanded the Kirby Fighters franchise with a sequel. A free demo, which is available now allows players to play the first chapter of story mode or play against others in battle mode either locally or online.

That last part, including the battle mode, feels quite significant for a demo as that is a large part of the draw of the game which normally costs $19.99. I’ll have to download it and give it a whirl to see if there are any limitations, or if the multiplayer portion is essentially free now.

Kirby Fighters 2 borrows elements Super Smash Bros. allowing players to duke it out using popular copy abilities from the classic franchise such as Hammer, Sword, and Archer either locally or online.

Kirby Fighters 2 also includes a story mode where you partner up and complete various battle-related challenges while leveling up your Kirby after each stage.

If you’ve never played any of two spin-off games, the gameplay is essentially Super Smash Bros. lite. If you’re a fan of brawlers, Kirby games, and enjoy messing around with copy abilities, you might get a kick out of it.

Kirby Fighters 2 was surprise released on Sept. 23 on Nintendo Switch and its new free demo is available now as well.

The post Nintendo Releases Free Demo for Kirby Fighters 2; Includes Multiplayer appeared first on Twinfinite.

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Ed McGlone

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Uppers Gets Launch Trailer to Celebrate Western PC Release Four Years After Japanese PS Vita Launch

1 day 18 hours ago

Today Xseed Games and Marvelous Entertainment finally released their brawler Uppers in the west.

Of course, it isn’t coming for PS Vita, which was its original platform in Japan in July 2016. It also isn’t coming to PS4. It has been released only on PC, which is certainly better than nothing.

You can check out the trailer below.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s how Xseed describes it. You can also watch the previous trailer.

“Set on the otherwise deserted island of Last Resort, UPPERS puts players in control of up to 13 characters in perpetual combat against battle-hungry punks who freely stalk the island looking for trouble, accompanied by a squad of thrill-seeking girls determined to see their favorite fighter as the victor. Follow the multi-layered story of violence, betrayal, and redemption as these brawlers fight to be the strongest on Last Resort Island.

Each character is equipped with a unique fighting style and special combos, ranging from rugged street brawlers and wrestlers to trained martial artists. The more characters pummel their enemies, the more popular they will become with fans, earning power ups to help them stand victorious in street battles. The girls also issue challenges in return for reward bonuses, which can be used in the in-game shop and gym to dress up or improve characters.”

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Giuseppe Nelva

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Humankind Gets April 2021 Release Window for PC, Mac, and Google Stadia; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed

1 day 18 hours ago

Today Sega and Amplitude narrowed down the release window of their upcoming 4X game Humankind.

The release window is now pegged as April 2021 with pre-purchases starting today on PC, Mac, and Google Stadia.

We also get a new trailer which you can watch below.

We also learn that a free 100-turn OpenDev gameplay scenario will be available starting today exclusively on Google Stadia and until October 28.

A digital deluxe edition is also on the menu, including the following:

  • HUMANKIND Digital Game – HUMANKIND base game
  • In-Game Notre-Dame Pack 
    • Notre-Dame Wonder – to be built in game
    • Notre-Dame Narrative Events – Adds Narrative Events themed around Wonders such as Notre-Dame
    • Victor Hugo Avatar Set – Adds Victor Hugo Set to customize your Avatar
    • “Inspirational” Avatar Personality – Adds the “Inspirational” Personality to customize your Avatar
  • Official Digital Soundtrack – All HUMANKIND tracks created by Arnaud Roy (previously known as FlybyNo) in .mp3 format
  • Unit & Tech Tree .pdf – An at-a-glance view of the full Unit & Tech Trees of the game

Those who pre-purchase the game will receive the following:

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Giuseppe Nelva

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15 Terrifying Video Game Songs To Get You in a Spooky Mood

1 day 18 hours ago

If you’ve ever played a horror game, then you know how important music is to the overall experience. Great soundtracks can set the scene, make you feel genuine dread during enemy encounters, or the track can even be a specific character’s theme.

If you’re in the mood to feel scared during the Halloween season, then we have the list just for you. These songs instill a feeling of dread, anxiety, stress, loneliness, and genuine fear.

Witch Nearby – Left 4 Dead

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Left 4 Dead is a game about fighting your way through hordes of zombies, but as soon as you hear the witch theme, you’re going to stop dead in your tracks.

You always know when you’re getting close to the Witch because she lets out this low wailing that sounds like crying. Don’t let her crying fool you, though; she’ll kill you in an instant.

The game music that accompanies her makes the experience all the more dreadful. Imagine church music that’s demonic and sounds like someone is just mashing the same piano key over and over. Just dreadful.

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Sterling Silver

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NBA 2K21 Removes MyPlayer Pie Charts & Adds 24 Takeovers for Next-Gen Versions

1 day 19 hours ago

2K Sports has slowly been revealing the features that players can expect to see in the next-gen versions of NBA 2K21. Today, they’ve released the third and final next-gen Courtside Report. This one covers a variety of MyPlayer changes coming to NBA 2K21 next month.

The first report focused on shooting, while the second one detailed the movement changes.

Players have been asking for a better character creator for what seems like years now, and 2K seems to have been listening. Today’s Courtside Report covers the following:

  • New MyPlayer Builder
  • No more pie charts
  • Multiple badge changes and additions
  • 24 Takeover abilities

First and foremost, the development team has completely overhauled the MyPlayer creator for the next-gen versions of NBA 2K21. Pie charts have been removed in favor of a more user-controlled builder, as seen below:

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Ethan Anderson

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Watch This Delightful Video of People Singing the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song

1 day 19 hours ago

Nintendo of America has released a new video to its YouTube channel today that celebrates Super Mario Bros’s ongoing 35th anniversary.

The video, which can be seen below, shows several families attempting to sing along to the iconic game’s theme song, resulting in a delightful and heartfelt montage.

It just goes to show just how memorable the Super Mario Bros. theme song is and how the long-running series has brought friends and families together for over three decades now.

Just last month, Nintendo unexpectedly unveiled their plans as to how the company would be celebrating the big 35. There, they announced a Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection, a new Mario Kart game for Switch, a Mario Battle Royale, and plenty of other neat products and collaborations.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available now for Switch and includes optimized ports of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy in one limited-time collection.

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Greysun Morales

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