Battlefield 2042 overhauls Specialists with new class-like system

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DICE has announced a series of revamps coming to the beleaguered Battlefield 2042, including a rework of the game's unpopular Specialists.

In a lengthy blog post, DICE has detailed how it will bring "classes back to Battlefield" by reintroducing the "classic and familiar" Assault, Recon, Support and Engineer as groups in which existing Specialists will sit as "unique sub-classes".

Each of these classes will be tweaked to restrict gadget usage, enabling players to "better assess the threat", and assign new class traits.

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Tom Phillips

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Sunday Gold Hands-On Preview

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In the hunt for something genuinely new, more and more developers are creating hybrids; smashing two genres together to make a wonderful Frankenstein’s monster of a game. Sunday Gold is one of the more enjoyably odd of these experiments I’ve seen in recent years. A mashup of Final Fantasy and Broken Sword, this slick-looking comic book crime drama is, bizarrely, a turn-based point-and-click adventure. And, from the three hours I’ve played so far, the combination appears to work surprisingly well.

Set in near-future London, where it’s always raining and the billionaires are fatter than they’ve ever been, Sunday Gold puts you in control of a trio of criminals attempting to bring down Kenny Hogan, the corrupt head of a massive corporation. The chunk I’ve played is cut from the very start, with the group’s objective being to infiltrate Hogan’s offices and steal a hard drive-full of incriminating data.

The quest for that data plays out, at least on the surface, like a pretty classic point-and-click adventure. Akin to your Monkey Islands and Gabriel Knights, you explore a bunch of locations in search of clues and items that fit together into a puzzle solution. CCTV needs to be disabled, drains need to be flooded to bring their contents to the surface, and secret passwords need to be unearthed from hidden spots. In the tradition of the genre, Sunday Gold embraces the pixel hunt; I spent a lot of time hovering my mouse over a room’s every item in search of something that could be picked up or interacted with.

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Matt Purslow

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These Saints Row Glitches, Bugs, & Errors Give Off Major Cyberpunk Vibes

1 month 1 week ago

If you’ve been paying attention to the reviews for the Saints Row reboot, you’ve likely seen that a lot of people are having a pretty rough time when it comes to glitches, bugs, and errors. And while we were one of the lucky ones that were able to avoid any major issues with our review, some of the ones that have been posted to social media so far are pretty insane.

To help you get a better idea of what some of the early adopters of the new Saints Row are dealing with, we’ve put together a compilation of some of the craziest and most comical glitches, bugs, and errors that have been encountered so far.

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Andrew McMahon

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Twitch allows Partners to stream on rival platforms

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Twitch has updated its Partner Exclusivity policy, meaning streamers can now livestream on multiple platforms - just not simultaneously.

Previously, streamers who reach Partner status on the platform were tied to only livestreaming on Twitch.

Now Twitch Partners are also able to stream on rival platforms like YouTube and Facebook too, although simulcasting is not allowed there.

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Ed Nightingale

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Disgaea 7 Announced for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch

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Today Nippon Ichi Software announced the next chapter of the Disgaea series of strategy JRPGs, titled unsurprisingly Makai Senki Disgaea 7.

The game will release in Japan on January 26, 2023, for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

This time around the game is set in a demon world similar to ancient Japan where a rogue samurai named Fuji and the otaku girl named Piririka will have to retake the world from the clutches of invaders.

This time around Nippon Ichi Software implemented elements to make the game even crazier, including a power that lets characters jump out of the battle board and become massive, able to destroy many enemies with a single blow, on top of opening huge treasure chests.

There is also a pretty crazy crafting system that lets you reincarnate items over and over to make them more powerful.

You can also reincarnate fighters, and when they reincarnate into a different class, their level will drop to 1, but they will retain some of their skills. That way, you can create the ultimate characters. There are 45 default characters each with their own stats and appearances, so you can recruit your personal army however you see fit.

By continuing to use the same kind of weapons you will master them, unlocking super-powerful ultimate skills.

You can also set each character’s AI behavior and have them fight in automatic battles, so you can grind these sweet levels even when you don’t have time.

Lastly, a Ranked Battle mode lets you compete against other players online.

Below you can check out the first trailer, art, and screenshots.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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UN: There’s no "free pass" for the games industry when it comes to green efforts

1 month 1 week ago

At Devcom today, UN Environment's chief of education, youth and advocacy, and Playing for the Planet co-founder, Sam Barratt, called for the games industry to act in the face of the climate crisis.

In a talk entitled "Lessons learned while Playing for the Planet" that he co-hosted with the UN's Lisa Pak, UNEP's Xiao Wang, and Ubisoft's Dominik Kirner, Barratt highlighted the current momentum in the games industry and how it's in a prime position to lead efforts to be greener.

"The opportunity for engagement and connection is limitless," Barratt said, explaining that gamers are no longer playing just to "play" but also to connect and learn, meaning the industry has a fantastic opportunity to send the right message about the climate crisis, but also to be more environmentally-friendly itself.

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Marie Dealessandri

Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live

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Gamescom is back - das ist super! And it kicks off tonight with Geoff Keighley's Opening Night Live from 7pm UK time. And we'll be covering it live, right here, while you watch and chat about it.

What are we going to see? Well, Geoff Keighley! And he's promised a bumper load of world premiere trailers for games such as Return to Monkey Island, The Expanse: Telltale Series, The Callisto Protocol and "more than a dozen" more. I wonder if any of those will have dates on?

We've also had a leak or two already. A new trailer for Sonic Frontiers popped up this morning before being hastily pulled down again, but not before the internet caught the 8th November release date.

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Robert Purchese

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Nintendo livestream to reveal Splatoon 3, Harvestella gameplay

1 month 1 week ago

Nintendo has announced a last-minute livestream to take place this Thursday, 25th August, featuring fresh Splatoon 3 gameplay and a look at Harvestella.

Tune in at 5.30pm UK time for a "deep dive" into Splatoon 3's single-player mode plus more details and strategies for this weekend's upcoming Splatfest World Premiere demo.

Following that, we'll see "world-first gameplay" for Harvestella, the farming role-playing game being made by Final Fantasy maker Square Enix.

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Tom Phillips

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New Tomb Raider Anniversary mod adds Angel of Darkness assets to the game

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A new mod for Tomb Raider Anniversary adds a variety of assets from Angel of Darkness to its successor.

The mod in question comes from Raq on Nexxus Mods. Raq has made it so a multitude of items in Anniversary now get an Angel of Darkness makeover. This includes everything from characters to weapons.

With this mod in play, you can replace the athletic Lara Croft with Margot Carvier, Angel of Darkness' demure academic from the Louvre's Department of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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Victoria Kennedy

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Zero Time Dilemma Original Soundtrack Will Release in September 2022

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Zero Escape Zero Time Dilemma Original Soundtrack

The Zero Time Dilemma soundtrack will appear after over six years have passed since its initial release in 2016. Spike Chunsoft and SweepRecord will release Zero Time Dilemma Official Soundtrack in September 2022.

Early pre-orders for the soundtrack are immediately available on SweepRecord's Japanese site. People can purchase the album for 3,960 yen (~$29). The publisher will hold early sales for the soundtrack on September 9, 2022. All other stores will begin selling the album on September 23, 2022. While SweepRecord also has an international web store, it has yet to put the Zero Time Dilemma soundtrack there as of this writing.

The soundtrack will come with 3 CDs labeled C, Q, and D. It will have a total of 63 tracks, and Shinji "Sampling Masters MEGA" Hosoe composed all of them. The album's booklet will contain a commentary from the scenario writer Kotaro Uchikoshi. The last disc D will also include six bonus tracks that never appeared in the game.

  1. Mind Blank
  2. Morphogenetic Sorrow
  3. Fragmented Folie
  4. Sacrificial Demise -Alt-
  5. Profound Divulgation -Alt-
  6. Bogue Solace -Alt-

SweepRecord has also published a trailer for the soundtrack on its YouTube channel:

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Kite Stenbuck

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What Time Does Valorant Battle Pass End?

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Riot Games is about to launch the second chapter of Valorant’s Episode 5, which will add a bunch of new cosmetics to grind for. Before all that, though, there’s the small matter of finishing off this Act’s BP, so here’s what time the Valorant Battle Pass ends.

What Time the Valorant Battle Pass Ends

The second Act of Episode 5 is due to launch on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, which obviously will see the new battle pass launch at the same time. This follows the typical two-weekly cycle that Valorant patches take and big updates such as new Acts and Episodes always land on.

As for a specific time for the end of the Battle Pass, it’s typically in tandem with the taking down of Valorant’s competitive queue or shortly thereafter. That is due to take place at 8 p.m, PDT, which is equivalent to:

  • Central: 10 p.m.
  • Eastern: 11 p.m.
  • BST (UK): 4 a.m
  • CEST (EU): 5 a.m

Again, the servers will go down for a number of hours as the new update rolls out, and the competitive queue will end several hours before the times listed above. If you’re grinding for the final tiers of your BP then don’t leave it too late! Also note that the Competitive queue will go down even earlier before all of this, and you will only be able to play Unrated/Spike Rush/Replication/Escalation/Customs during this time.

That should give you everything you need to know about what time the Valorant Battle Pass ends. For more useful tips and guides on the game, search Twinfinite.

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Alex Gibson

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When Does the Next Valorant Battle Pass Release?

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The next Valorant Battle Pass release date is highly anticipated by many players, primarily due to the fact that they’ll be able to start grinding out some shiny new weapon skins and cosmetics by performing well in-game. In this guide, we’ll be running you through when you can likely get your hands on the new Battle Pass.

When Does the Valorant Episode 5, Act 2 Battle Pass Release?

The Valorant Episode 5, Act 2 Battle Pass will release around 8 p.m PDT on Aug. 23, 2022. This will follow the scheduled downtime for the game for the upcoming patch for the new season, scheduled to take place several hours before. These are the typical release times for new Episodes and Acts in Valorant:

Pacific: 8 p.m.
Central: 9 p.m.
Eastern: 11 p.m.

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Chris Jecks

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DF Direct Weekly: Is PlayStation Network integration heading to PC?

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DF Weekly reaches its three-quarter-century milestone this week and dominating our discussion is the evidence that Sony may well be planning its own launcher for PC users - possibly unwelcome news in an era where the PC platform is besieged by a wealth of bespoke launchers that nobody really wants to use... but are we looking at this in the wrong way? What if the references found in the Marvel's Spider-Man PC port are actually pointing the way to a closer integration with the PlayStation Network?

There's much to commend the idea of properly integrating PlayStation Studios games into the wider PSN 'ecosystem' - and we've seen this level of console/PC integration pay off handsomely on Xbox Live, meaning that PC and console users can form groups and play multiplayer titles together, Achievements/Trophies could also be synchronised, but perhaps the most enticing level of functionality would be the transfer of saves between platforms. Acknowledgement of a PlayStation account already owning the game could lead to (a hushed awe please) cross-buy purchases, or at the very least a good degree of discount. Sony has talked about its commitment to GAAS (games as a service), it has purchased Bungie, who are pledged to remaining a multi-platform games producer, so some mechanism to expand PSN beyond PlayStation alone makes sense for a lot of reasons.

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Richard Leadbetter

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PlayStation VR2 Gets Early 2023 Release Window

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PSVR2 Release Date

Based on a recent Instagram post on the official PlayStation account, we can finally pin down a launch period for the highly-anticipated PSVR2: "Coming early 2023." You can see the corresponding tweet below.

While the announcement is relatively brief, we do know PSVR2 will release with over 20 major first-party and third-party games, including new titles like Horizon: Call of the Mountain and ports of Resident Evil Village, No Man's Sky, and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Ch. 2. Additionally, the system boasts new orb-like controllers with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers (like the DualSense), a single cord setup with PlayStation 5 consoles for ease-of-access, a see-through view, and better resolution/tracking – we're talking two different modes of visual fidelity. 

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Jason Guisao

A Poor Man’s Game of Thrones Movie Soars to the Top of HBO

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With George R. R. Martin’s latest fantasy prequel making its debut recently, you’ve likely got your eye on Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon. Thing is, with the cost of living going up right now, you may be one of the many who may not have the spare scratch to subscribe to HBO Max (in the US) or Sky Atlantic/NOW TV (in the UK).

As a result, some folks out there will likely have a dragon-shaped hole in their hearts that needs satiating. Enter an epic dragon-battling fantasy pic dubbed Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles which is streaming right now on HBO. Yes, out of nowhere, the sword and sorcery b-movie actioner, which is ostensibly a poor man’s Game of Thrones, has managed to land a number 5 spot on the most-watched movies on the platform today, according to FlixPatrol.

Not only does 2008’s Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles sound incredibly similar to Martin’s original source material (A Song of Ice & Fire is the name of the book series which was kickstarted by 1996’s Game of Thrones novel), but it also heavily centers on winged beasts, knights, and a kingdom in peril. Sure, while these are signature tropes of the genre, it’s hard to not at least see the commonalities between both respective IP.

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Dylan Chaundy

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The Cycle: Frontier season 2 goes spelunking on a new map this September

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Free-to-play extraction shooter The Cycle: Frontier is heading underground for its upcoming The Depths Of Tharis Island expansion, arriving in the game with the start of season two on September 28th. The new map brings a network of enemy-filled caves stuffed with loot to find. Pop on your helmet and grab your pickaxe to watch the trailer below.

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CJ Wheeler

Nexon's looter-shooter The First Descendant heads into beta in October

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Nexon's free-to-play co-op shooter The First Descendant announced itself with a shooty teaser trailer last month, and now it’s back with another look at the game’s colossal bosses in all their Unreal Engine 5 glory. You’ll be able to take a crack at them yourself when the closed beta begins on October 20th. For now, though, wander moodily away from the camera before leaping into action to watch the latest trailer below.

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CJ Wheeler

Yakuza creator quit Sega because he didn't "want to become CEO"

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Toshihiro Nagoshi has discussed the new project he's working on and the reason for his departure from Sega.

Nagoshi, known as the father of the Super Monkey Ball and Yakuza series, left Sega in 2021 after 32 years at the company to join Chinese technology company NetEase. He later announced Nagoshi Studio, a subsidiary under NetEase Games, which would allow him to "do something different".

In an interview with German gaming site 4Players, Nagoshi said it had not been creative differences that had led him to leave Sega, but that during his last few years at the company he was promoted to executive and management roles - something he wasn't interested in.

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Liv Ngan

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Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord coming to PlayStation, Xbox this October

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Taleworlds Entertainment has revealed that Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord - a swords and shields battler with no fantasy elements - will be coming to PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on 25th October.

In addition to this, and following its stint in early access, the game will also get its full release on PC at the same time.

To accompany this news, here is a new trailer for you to enjoy.

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Victoria Kennedy

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A Year Of Springs dev npckc "never planned" on making games, but wanted to tell kinder LGBTQ+ stories

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To call the current state of the world today ‘tumultuous’ would be a bit of an understatement. For LGBTQ+ people - and trans people in particular - the increasingly extreme rhetoric and legislation being weaponised against these communities can feel all-consuming. Yet it comes at a time when diverse representation in media, including games, is improving. As the number of characters stated to LGBTQ+ grows, what is more effective representation: making it possible to see your own experiences on screen, or make those experiences understandable to someone who isn't LGBTQ+?

People who know of it would perhaps cite the work of developer and translator npckc, who I recently spoke with at the recent Japanese indie gaming event Bitsummit. They were there to showcase their latest game A Pet Shop After Dark, a departure from visual novels like A Year Of Springs trilogy into horror storytelling ("more spooky than outright horror," as they later clarified) that's set to release later this month. Beyond the trilogy and their newest work, they’ve translated the works of other developers and worked on other smaller games and game jam projects.

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Alicia Haddick

Embracer stock price falls following Saints Row reviews

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Disappointing Saints Row reviews have hit publisher Embracer's stock price.

Today's launch of the Saints Row reboot has been seen as the first big test for Embracer's AAA studio talent, following the company's enormous and still-ongoing spree of acquisitions over the past couple of years.

But yesterday's Saints Row embargo lift was met with a lacklustre response from many outlets. Eurogamer's own review stated the game "won't set the world alight", but noted that it still holds some "pleasant surprises".

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Tom Phillips

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Knights of the Old Republic remake passed from Aspyr to Saber

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The development of the upcoming remake of Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic has reportedly been passed to another studio.

Bloomberg reports that the project, which was initially being led by Austin-based Aspyr Media, is now in the hands of Saber Interactive, specifically one of its European studios.

Both developers are subsidiaries of Embracer -- the Swedish firm bought Saber in February 2020 for $525 million, and then snapped up Aspyr in February 2021 for $100 million.

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Danielle Partis

How to Plant Seeds & Grow Crops in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

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The brand new Island Sanctuary mode is finally available in Final Fantasy XIV, allowing players to live out their Animal Crossing fantasies in the popular MMORPG. Here’s how to plant seeds and grow crops in FFXIV Island Sanctuary.

How to Plant Seeds in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

After unlocking the Island Sanctuary, the Felicitous Furball will walk you through a couple of basic tutorial quests to get you acquainted with the systems. After constructing your hideaway, you’ll then be directed towards the produce manager.

Head to the northern ridge just behind your cozy cabin, speak with the NPC, and you’ll have a nice cropland ready for growing crops.

From the Island Sanctuary menu box, click on the mode button and select Sow. Next to the mode button, click on the box and select whichever seeds you want to plant.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Sonic Frontiers: November Release Date Seemingly Leaks

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Sega itself appears to have leaked a November release date for Sonic Frontiers after a new trailer for the game appeared on YouTube before being swiftly taken down.

Industry insider Nibel spotted the new trailer (below), grabbing a screenshot of its title screen that shows a November 8 release date. This matches the previously mapped fourth quarter of 2022 release window given by Sega, though the publisher hasn't explicitly confirmed this new date as of yet.

The trailer was publicly available on the Japanese Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel for just a few minutes before it was quickly made private (and therefore unviewable) again. It's likely the trailer that Sega planned to release during Gamescom that was teased by the game's official Twitter account yesterday, August 22.

Confirming it would be revealed today, August 23, the trailer will likely be officially revealed during Gamescom's Opening Night Live, as host Geoff Keighley has already confirmed that Sonic Frontiers will make an appearance.

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Ryan Dinsdale

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PSVR 2 Release Date Falls in Early 2023

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PSVR 2 Release Date

Sony announced the PSVR 2 will release sometime in early 2023, with further details coming at a later date. The reveal comes from the official PlayStation JP Twitter account. The PlayStation UK Twitter account has also made a similar announcement. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The Japanese PlayStation Twitter account tweeted a simple graphic of the upcoming VR headset with the words "2023年 初頭発売", which directly translates to "Releasing at the start of 2023". While it's still unclear when exactly the release date will be, the wording indicates that the peripheral will likely release at the very beginning of the year, possibly in January 2023. Furthermore, the post did not include any pricing or availability information.

https://twitter.com/PlayStation_jp/status/1561837739477446656?s=20&t=kCLW3TmvwW8tkkoN8yIZBA

Last month, Sony updated its PlayStation Blog with more details about the peripheral's capabilities. These included a "see-through view" which will allow users to see their surroundings without taking the headset off. Additionally, it outlined other features such as a "room-scale" function, as well as its "Cinematic" and "VR Mode" settings.

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Andrew Kiya

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Beauty and brutality: how Oliver Frey's art defined a new medium

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To understand why so many games veterans were dismayed at the news that artist Oliver Frey had died this week, you first need to understand the changing face of games media.

Frey was one of the founders of Newsfield, the publisher largely responsible for the explosion of gaming magazines in the early 1980s. The company started out publishing a mail order ZX Spectrum games catalogue which quickly evolved into a newsstand magazine called Crash. Other seminal titles, such as Commodore mag Zzap!64 and the Amstrad specific Amtix, soon followed.

This was an era when players had virtually no access to information about new games prior to release. No internet rumours, no social media leaks. If it wasn't covered in a magazine, it might as well not exist. Even when a game was covered in their pages there was a good chance it would involve little more than a handful of black and white screenshots. Often, these were literally photographs of the screen, reproduced on grainy paper. Working out what a game actually looked like was a dark art.

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Dan Whitehead

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Frontier talk the future of Elite Dangerous and its controversial Odyssey expansion

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The last year or so of Elite Dangerous has been the most dramatic since the game launched in 2014. The most recent update to Frontier Developments' epic space sim, Update 13, saw the conclusion of the story's Azimuth Saga, culminating in a disastrous attempt to stop the incursion of the Thargoids – Elite's hostile race of insectoid aliens. It's an event that has already had a major impact on Elite's universe, and Frontier are excited to discuss the studio's plans for the game and its narrative as it pushes into a new phase for the galaxy, simply known as "Aftermath".

But the drama surrounding Elite Dangerous isn't limited to the game's overarching story. As I gear up to chat with lead game designer Luke Betterton and senior producer Samantha Marsh, the Thargoid in the room is Elite Dangerous: Odyssey. Launched in May last year, Elite's second expansion was, to put it lightly, not well received by Elite's community. Complaints ranged from extensive bugs and performance issues to more fundamental criticisms about the implementation of the expansion's on-foot exploration and FPS combat. Over a year on from release, the expansion still carries a "Mostly Negative" rating on Steam, standing in stark contrast to reviews for vanilla Elite Dangerous (now bundled with its Horizons expansion), which remain firmly positive.

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Rick Lane

Elden Ring's voiceless Goldmask has a voice after all

1 month 1 week ago

It turns out Elden Ring character Goldmask does in fact have a voice line after all.

The character is a mere husk of a man with a golden mask on his face. He's so enlightened he doesn't ever speak and instead just points towards the towering Erdtree with a "...".

Except, thanks to datamining, he does actually have a voice line hidden away in the Network Test version of the game.

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Ed Nightingale

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Microsoft reportedly paid $600k to put Cooking Simulator on Game Pass

1 month 1 week ago

Microsoft spent $600,000 to bring Big Cheese Studio's Cooking Simulator to Xbox Game Pass, according to a recent filing.

As spotted by Twisted Voxel, the platform made a one-off payment to publish the title on its subscription service.

That figure was reportedly equal to 22% of the developer's net profit from the last fiscal year. The filing goes on to say that the Game Pass agreement "will significantly affect the company's revenues."

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Danielle Partis

How to Get Tighnari in Genshin Impact 3.0 Version

1 month 1 week ago

Tighnari, the most awaited character of the Genshin Impact, has finally been released into the game with the launch of the 3.0 version. Tighnari is the first five-star Dendro character, who is the captain of the Dawson Rainforest. Similar to other Genshin Impact characters, players need to unlock Tighnari before taking him to the land of Sumeru. With that said, here’s an essential Genshin Impact guide to obtaining TIghnari.

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Tarun Sayal

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Every Pokemon V Star Card, Ranked from Basic to Meta-Shaping

1 month 1 week ago

The V Star cards in the Pokemon Trading Card Game can be game changers when used correctly. Host to some incredible attacks and special abilities to turn the tables with, they can be the decisive element that pulls victory from the jaws of defeat; or, the final nail in a well built coffin for your opponent. Some are definitely more valuable than others though, which is why we’re here to list every Pokemon V Star card, ranked from basic to meta breaker.

Bear in mind that this list is subject to change with the release of new V Star cards and the popularization of new metas. We’ll be updating this list accordingly as these factors emerge.

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Keenan McCall

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20m brawlers have already battled it out in MultiVersus

1 month 1 week ago

New figures reveal that Warner Bros. has welcomed over 20 million brawlers to MultiVersus, doubling its numbers since the start of August.

In an interview with GamesBeat, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's president David Haddad said:

"We had a fantastic first half of the year, really driven by the results of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. And we're so excited to get off to such a great start in the second half with MultiVersus.

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Victoria Kennedy

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How to Craft Items in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

1 month 1 week ago

The highly anticipated Island Sanctuary mode is finally available in Final Fantasy XIV, allowing players to visit a new isolated island and cultivate the land as they see fit. It’s a pretty relaxing mode that should be fun to come back to in between your daily grind, so here’s how to craft items in FFXIV Island Sanctuary.

Crafting Items in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

Aside from just spending your days gathering random materials and talking to the Felicitous Furball, you’ll need to actually use the materials you’ve gathered to craft new items. This can be done via the little Island Sanctuary menu box on the left side of the screen.

From the menu, click on the little hammer icon to open the Sanctuary Crafting Log. If you’ve been working on your crafting classes, this menu should look instantly familiar to you.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Disgaea 7 announced for next year

1 month 1 week ago

Disgaea 7 has just been announced by developer Nippon Ichi Software for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PS5.

First details of the game were published by the PlayStation Japan blog, which also shared a fresh announcement trailer, below.

The setting for Disgaea 7 is a world called the Hinomoto Netherworld Cluster, which is heavily inspired by Japanese history and culture.

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Liv Ngan

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How to Gather Materials in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

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Patch 6.2 has just dropped for Final Fantasy XIV, and it introduces the brand new Island Sanctuary mode that allows players to cultivate land and make it their own. Here’s how to gather materials in FFXIV’s new Island Sanctuary.

Gathering Materials in FFXIV Island Sanctuary

When you first arrive at your Island Sanctuary, the Felicitous Furball will instruct you to gather a few basic materials. However, even with Gather mode enabled, it might not be totally obvious as to how you can actually gather items.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. From the Island Sanctuary menu box, click on the little box in the top left corner, and select Gather.

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Zhiqing Wan

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Sony narrows PlayStation VR2 launch window

1 month 1 week ago

We now have a slightly better idea when PlayStation VR2 will arrive: in "early 2023".

A 2023 launch had been speculated based on recent reports eyeing Sony's financial forecast and production pipeline.

As for when exactly "early 2023" will mean... Sony is staying schtum for now. We also still have no idea how much the headset itself will cost.

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Tom Phillips

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