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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s Classic Mode Makes Old-School Cool Again
Hello Bloodstained Fans! New year, new free content! We are excited to bring Classic Mode and the new Kingdom: Two Crowns boss area to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night today! Classic Mode Classic Mode takes the gameplay of Bloodstained and dials it back a few decades to feel just like the classic platformers of your...
Super Meat Boy Forever Review — Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
Every aspect of Super Meat Boy Forever is frustrating in some way or another. It’s a runner, so you have to time your jumps and don’t have the liberty of setting yourself up perfectly before taking on a puzzle. And despite putting you on a treadmill, its levels demand incredible nuance and precision, which you’ll...
Calico Review – GameSpot
I was quite a young girl when I first got interested in video games. It was something of an awkward transition. At the time, games were largely considered “boy toys,” so moving from typical “girly” things like princess dolls and My Little Ponies into gaming was jarring at times, especially since not a lot of...
Cyberpunk 2077 Modder Adds Ability To Change In-Game Hairstyle For PC
Cyberpunk 2077 has been mired in controversies since launch, but a brand-new Nexus Mod aims to bring some much-needed levity to the experience by giving PC players the ability to change their in-game hairstyle whenever and however many times as they want. The mod, created by user woodbricks, grants players access to all the hairstyles...
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron movie is not a video game adaptation
By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 December 2020 15:21 GMT Star Wars: Rogue Squadron will not be an adaptation of the video game titles of the same name, director Patty Jenkins has confirmed. The upcoming movie from the Wonder Woman director may share a name with a series of arcade-style games but in an interview with IGN,...
My Fond Farewell To Monster Hunter: World
Months ago, Capcom announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s final content update with plans to permanently reintroduce all event quests and rotate hub-specific festivals every two weeks. That update, entitled 15.10, dropped today in advance of Monster Hunter Rise’s 2021 release. So, while everyone is gearing up to clear any limited-time modes they might’ve missed over the years,...
Famous Footballers Think EA Could Be Illegally Profiting From Their Names And Likenesses In FIFA
Update: FIFPro has issued the following statement regarding this issue (thanks, Push Square): In light of recent media reports, FIFPro wishes to clarify the manner in which it obtains the image rights of players, and its role in defending the employment rights of professional footballers worldwide. FIFPro, a not-for-profit organisation, acquires image rights via player...
Cyberpunk 2077: The Final Preview
It took me roughly six hours of playing to reach Cyberpunk 2077’s opening title card. That was six hours of the 16 I got to play earlier this week, and even after countless adrenaline-filled shootouts, compelling conversations, and weirdly abundant dildos, I feel like I only just started to scratch below the surface of what’s...
Cloud gaming heads to Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico November 18
Summary We’re excited to bring cloud gaming to Australia, Brazil, Japan and Mexico through the Project xCloud Preview program. Gamers can register beginning today and the Preview will become available on November 18. In each of these four markets we’ll begin with this Preview to test, iterate, and gather your feedback.  Just over a year ago we kicked off our Project xCloud Preview journey which has empowered...
Best PC Gaming Gifts 2020: Christmas Gift Ideas For PC Gamers
This holiday season’s spotlight is dominated by the new consoles, but that doesn’t mean PC gaming hasn’t had any great hardware and accessories this year. Companies like Corsair and Razer have expanded their gaming keyboard and gaming mouse lines, while Elgato and HyperX have released some excellent streaming microphones. We’ve also seen fantastic gaming headsets...
Ghostrunner Review – GameSpot
Ghostrunner’s intense first-person parkour platforming demands perfection. Whether you’re clearing out a neon cityscape of cyberpunk goons or racing on walls and sliding through vents of a gigantic factory, even a small miscalculation will get you killed. Your jumps need to be precise. Every swing of your sword should be deadly. Anything less isn’t up...
Hades Changes What It Means To Be A Roguelike
Megaera, one of Hades’ earliest bosses, stood before me for the first time. I had done a handful of runs through the underworldly roguelike but had never made it far. I was determined to change that with this run. I used all of my focus to dash, dodge, and dance around her until both our...
505 Games stops production on Indivisible
By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 10 October 2020 17:13 GMT 505 Games has announced it has stopped production on Indivisible with one final Switch update to be released. In a statement, 505 said the last Indivisible update will bring the Switch version up-to-date with the game on other platforms and is expect to arrive on October...
Amnesia: Rebirth Takes A Page From Soma With New Gameplay Trailer
Amnesia: Rebirth drops later this month and we’ve got a new look at what’s to come with five glorious minutes of gameplay action showing off puzzles, terror, and how this franchise is taking a page from Soma’s book.  Frictional Games is taking the Amnesia franchise to new heights with a 1930s tale dripping in intrigue...
SEGA AGES Herzog Zwei Review (Switch eShop)
Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) When it launched on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis back in the very early days of the system, Techno Soft’s Herzog Zwei confounded quite a few people. It came from a studio which – in the west, at least – was most famous for its Thunder Force series of...
This Week’s Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale Plus Publisher Sale
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG* World War Z Xbox Game Pass 70% DWG* Borderlands 3 Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG* Need For Speed Heat Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG* Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Xbox One Game 67% DWG* Farmer’s Dynasty Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG* Desperados...
How to Get the Super Mario Pin Set From Nintendo
If you somehow missed the news last week, Nintendo surprised us all with the official announcement of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of the first 3 Super Mario 3D games: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.All three games in one package is sweet enough, but there’s more. To celebrate 35...
World of Warships: Legends Unleashes Italian Navy
A flotilla of Italian Warships is headed to World of Warships: Legends in the new Veni, Vidi, Vici update. The new campaign for the update features a battleship to bolster the Italian nation as well, the elegant Roma. French Destroyers exit early access, and now there’s a new system for you to manage and upgrade...
WWE Summerslam Results, Live Coverage, And Match Card Updates
WWE’s Summerslam is here, or at least it will be in a few hours. The biggest stars in wrestling will face each other inside the Thunderdome at the Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida. Below, you’ll find the winners and losers of the event as it happens. The main card for the show begins at 4...
Destiny 2: Where Is Xur Today? Location And Exotic Items Guide (Aug. 7-11)
Next week marks another Destiny 2 seasonal activity: the Solstice of Heroes. The summertime event brings a new region to play through, the European Aerial Zone, and new armor to chase down. Xur’s back this weekend with a new crop of Exotics to help you get the most out of the new event. Here’s where...
Sword & Sworcery EP are free on the Epic Games Store
By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 30 July 2020 20:42 GMT Your free games this week on the Epic Games Store are 20XX, Barony, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. All three titles will be free to download and keep through the Epic Games Store until August 6. 20XX is a roguelike action platformer that features co-op....
Play 70+ Game Demos During ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Event
Looking for something to do this summer? Stay out of the heat and play some game demos! As part of the Summer Game Fest, ID@Xbox is hosting over 70 game demos for upcoming, unreleased Xbox games. You can check them out for free by clicking on the Game Fest Demo tile inside the Xbox One...
Burnout Paradise Remastered Dev On Optimisation, Resisting Temptation And Nailing 60 FPS On Switch – Feature
When word broke that 2008’s Burnout Paradise would be returning to consoles in remastered form, Switch owners got nervous when there was no mention of Criterion’s seminal open-world racer releasing on Nintendo’s platform. It took nearly two years, but a Switch port did eventually materialise and we’ve been enjoying it for the past month or...
Tannenberg Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One
Tannenberg brings the massive battles of the Eastern Front in WW1 to life with 40 players fighting for control of key sectors of the battlefield, each one offering a distinct strategic advantage. Warfare between the Russian Empire, Germany, and their allies offers a fresh experience for first person shooter players and history aficionados alike. ...
The Last of Us 2 Trading Card Locations Guide
The Last of Us 2 features several types of collectibles, including Trading Cards that can be collected by Ellie over the course of her adventure. This Trading Card Collectibles Guide includes locations for every trading card that you can find in the game, in the order that they appear. These are broken down by chapter...
Launch into the Fray with Rocket Arena on Xbox One
Summary Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive all-rockets 3v3 shooter from Final Strike Games Learn about what’s hurtling your way when Rocket Arena launches on July 14 on Xbox One Get ready for intense, in-depth gameplay, powerful heroes, and — you guessed it — lots of rockets! Welcome to a world where the...
Da 5 Bloods Review: Spike Lee’s Netflix Jungle Thriller Is A Powerful History Lesson
Spike Lee has been one of America’s most important and prolific filmmakers for over 30 years, but like all directors with long and diverse careers, he has experienced various levels of critical and commercial success. Prior to 2018, his last major box office success was 2006’s heist thriller Inside Man, but the success of Blackkklansman...
Sea Of Thieves Review (2020) – A Voyage Finally Worth Taking
It’s 3 AM. Your two-person ship, a modest sloop, is anchored at Golden Sands Outpost while you sell off the loot from a five-hour voyage. You’ve been sailing as an emissary of the Gold Hoarders, and through questing for a lengthy stretch without your ship sinking, you managed to make it to rank 5. Now,...
New Marvel’s Avengers Gameplay Footage Is Coming Next Month
Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal are hosting a special announcement stream for the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers on Jun 24. A tweet that was published on Wednesday, May 27 says that developers have “reassembled” and are working from home due to the pandemic. New details around gameplay and co-op modes will be shown off in a...
Overwatch Anniversary 2020 has kicked off, here’s a look at some of the skins
Overwatch is celebrating its anniversary. Overwatch players can now participate in the annual event through June 9. As usual, the event will bring new skins, intros, emotes, and sprays which can be earned through special Anniversary loot boxes. The event will also include seasonal brawls. You can also win Epic skins when participating in and...
How A Series Of Bad Decisions Led To The Sega Saturn Failure
An exciting blue mascot, a stable of unrivaled licensed sports titles, and an edgy marketing campaign drove Sega from relative obscurity to challenge Nintendo for console supremacy in the early ‘90s. The Genesis went toe-to-toe with SNES to make Sega a household name. With Sony’s first console looming and the Nintendo 64 just over a...
ITTA Review (Switch eShop) | Nintendo Life
Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) ITTA is the kind of game that will make you scream with frustration as much as it’ll make you’ll whoop with joy. One of those interactive experiences that gets your adrenaline pumping like a shot of epinephrine to the heart, while simultaneously putting your Nintendo Switch at risk of being...
Battle Princess Madelyn Royal Edition Review (Switch eShop)
Captured on Nintendo Switch (Docked) Capcom’s legendary Makaimura series, better known to the West under the titles Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, has been a source of inspiration to many, many pretenders throughout gaming history. Its intoxicating mixture of vivid graphics, unique levels and punishing difficulty have made it both memorable and venerated....
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