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The Sims 4 will soon let you create a sim from a personality quiz

An upcoming update to the Sims 4 introduces a new way to simply create a sim with well-rounded traits called Create-a-Sim Stories. Instead of hand-picking a sim's traits, you can choose to take a 10-question personality quiz instead.If you're trying to make yourself in The Sims or have a specific personality in mind, it's as easy as answering questions based on that person. The questions themselves are lighthearted, Sims-related scenarios that ask how you'd react. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}For example, you can answer "What's most important to me when selecting a place to live?" with "Showing off my wealth!" or "I'll embrace communal living."

Shanghai Dragons win Overwatch League Stage 3 playoffs

The Shanghai Dragons, formerly the worst team in the Overwatch League with a Season 1 record of 0-40, won the Stage 3 playoffs on Sunday night. The Dragons triumphed over the best three teams in the league—the New York Excelsior, the Vancouver Titans, and the San Francisco Shock.After a poor Season 1 performance, Shanghai has been on the rebound after bringing on several members of the 2018 Kongdoo Panthera roster. In the post-match interview, DPS player Diem said, "I think my [Widowmaker] did all the work." Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}In recent OWL news, a report suggests that Blizzard is planning to implement a "role lock" that would force teams to choose a composition of two tanks, two supports, and two DPS. This would essentially end the popular "GOATS" meta (three tanks and three supports) that has permeated Overwatch in the last year.

Are Game Freak Not Reusing Every Pokemon Model In Sword And Shield?

An interview from Famitsu resurfaces thanks to a Reddit post. The interview may explain why not every Pokemon will be making their way in Sword and Shield.

Five years after being announced, the Space Invaders movie has a writer

Space Invaders, the 1978 arcade game with no real plot, is getting a film treatment. This year, with Detective Pikachu, we got the best videogame-to-film adaptation ever. Perhaps this will inspire the next wave of videogame movies, many of which are credited to the writer who is now working on Space Invaders. According to Deadline, …

Gears Of War 5 Is Going To "Avoid Highlighting Or Glorifying Smoking"

In 2019, because we’ve already seen a shift away from it in a lot of movies and TV shows, it’s not the biggest deal if a major video game decides to not show any of its characters smoking. It is interesting, though, if the game is making a point of it.

Days Gone 1.25 Patch Drops as First Motorcycle Challenge Drifts In

Drifter's run

Apex Legends Could be Getting Portable Respawn Beacons

A possible Apex Legends leak has seemingly revealed an upcoming "Portable Respawn Beacon," which could greatly alter gameplay.

Madden 20 Ratings: Here Are The Four 99-Rated Players

Madden 20's best-rated players have been revealed, and they are some big names.

Save £32 on our favourite gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Alpha, for Prime Day 2019

Get a tasty 36% off one of the best headsets around this Amazon Prime Day.

Here Are Three Super Mario Maker 2 Video Game Reproductions

Just like the original Super Mario Maker, one of the popular types of stage creations involves the reproduction of various stages and games. Here are three of the best that we’ve enjoyed.

Save £100 on a terrific curved BenQ gaming monitor right now for prime Day

That equates to basically a quarter off a fine gaming monitor for Prime members for today only.

This HyperX Alloy Elite RGB gaming keyboard is a best-ever £81 today

That's £35 off its usual price.

This quality BenQ 4K gaming monitor is just £200 for Amazon Prime Day

If you're on the lookout for a new monitor this summer then this Prime Day is One of the latest entries onto our best 4K monitors for gaming guide is having its price slashed for Amazon Prime Day. For today only, the BenQ EL2870U is just £200 at Amazon for Prime members. This was a pretty affordable way into 4K gaming screens before its price reduction but this is now, quite frankly, a steal. As well as the 4K resolution, there's decent HDR, a 1ms response time, and some pretty good screen tech that's unique to BenQ's panels. These are features geared toward eye-protection and making longer gaming sessions less taxing on our eyes. Having reviewed this monitor this year for PC Gamer, I can vouch that these, as well as everything else the EL2870U offers, are not just gimmicks and contribute to a truly wonderful monitor. And now at a great discount.

Get 50% off this handy wireless charging mousepad, the Corsair MM1000 Qi

Get a bargain and charge all your wireless kit via this cut-price Corsair mouse mat.

Get the Samsung Evo 860 1TB SSD for a best ever £100, on Prime Day

Our favourite SSD has never been this cheap on Amazon UK before.

The Pokemon models in Pokemon Sword & Shield are all brand-new

Despite some fans speculating that Game Freak is reusing models from the 3DS games in the new Pokemon, Game Freak has said in an interview that every model was created fresh. Pokemon Sword & Shield, which are both due in November, are introducing a bunch of changes to the world of Pokemon. They also won’t …

We’re Happy That PS5 And Xbox Scarlett Have Disc Drives, Says GameStop Exec

"I think both Microsoft and Sony are keenly aware that the consumer needs that optionality," says GameStop's chief customer officer Frank Hamlin.

DOOM Eternal’s Multiplayer Will Be “Every Bit As Satisfying As Its Campaign”

The upcoming shooter's developers are confident in its multiplayer offerings.

Respawn Explains New Plan to Tackle Apex Legends Cheating

In their latest Reddit Check-In, Respawn has given gamers an overview of their new multi-step plan to tackle Apex Legends cheating.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Be Present At The Hong Kong Games Festival

Along with some other major upcoming PS4 releases.

Death Stranding – Kojima Shares Beautiful Screenshot, Talks About Dubbing

The man himself speaks about the process of English and Japanese writing and voiceovers.

WWE Extreme Rules: Results, Match Card, And More For The 2019 Pay-Per-View

WWE is getting extreme and here's everything you need to know about Extreme Rules 2019, from results to what matches are still to come.

Gears 5’s New Recoil System Will Bring In A Higher Skill Gap

Multiplayer Design Director Ryan Cleven speaks about the impact of the new recoil system on competitive play.

New video shows how PUBG's Anti-Cheat Unit counters hacks and exploits

PUBG has had a rough time dealing with cheaters since its release in 2017. Hacks and exploits are always changing, so it's near-impossible to patch up every vulnerability. But PUBG's Anti-Cheat Unit in South Korea is giving it their best shot, and their intensity is a little intimidating.A new behind-the-scenes video of PUBG's Anti-Cheat Unit walks players through the various ways they're constantly working to counter the newest threats in the game. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}"The PUBG Anti-Cheat Unit responds to any unauthorized actions that negatively affect our players' gameplay experience," said Dohyung Lee, head of the unit. "We're always looking to provide the most positive gameplay experience we can for our community."When the unit is tipped off to a new hack or device used to cheat in PUBG, their first step is acquire the exploit and learn everything they can about it. "The Analysis Team and Engineering Team analyze the hack tool and start developing a response logic," said anti-cheat operation manager Wonha Ryu.

The Week In Games: Avengers And Everyone Else, Assemble!

The Avengers, their friends and some of their foes are hitting the Switch this week with the release of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. Pick your favorite hero and argue with your friends who is getting stuck playing with the right Joycon.

The Division 2 Second Raid Details, Community Sends Out Survey for First Raid

If you’re one of the many people who have already finished The Division 2’s first-ever raid, you might be looking forward to the next one, and here’s our early details about it. Over on The Division subreddit, user JokerUnique posted a few details regarding The Division 2 second raid. Raid 2: The Foundry The second …

Thanks to feedback, Monster Hunter: World Iceborne's endgame will be harder

According to Capcom, Monster Hunter: World Iceborne's endgame will be harder than the base game, even if your hunter is appropriately upgraded.Game Informer recently sat down with Monster Hunter devs to talk about difficulty in World and Iceborne. Devs say the decision to ramp things up in Iceborne wasn't a random decision, but a direct response to fans. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}“We’ve taken that feedback to heart from players who wanted more difficulty and more challenge and really delivered on that,” executive director and art director Kaname Fujioka said. For the most dedicated players, the endgame is where the most time is spent. It's important to keep things interesting for the most skilled hunters, but many fans believe this is where World fell short.

The Division 2’s Director Might Be Teasing A Single Player Spinoff

Might not be such a bad idea.

Ubisoft Returns to HitRecord for Watch Dogs: Legion Music

Ubisoft is once again using collaborative project facilitator HitRecord to produce assets for a game, this time Watch Dogs: Legion.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Director On Game’s Length: “It’s Bigger Than I Thought”

It's definitely going to be a meaty experience, as per Stig Asmussen.

Azur Lane Getting More Submarine Girl Skins for U-101 and I-25

The developers behind the popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane are continuing to provide updates about upcoming content.

Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle Devs On Adding Original Modes And Weapon

An interview with the director and producer of Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle has gone up, discussing the game's original elements in the form of the Gatling and Territory Recovery mode.

Cyberpunk 2077 – CDPR Talks About The Biggest Improvement They Have Made In The Last One Year

The amount of player choice in terms of actual gameplay is something CDPR is really proud of.

Borderlands 3 Dev Details Weapon Variety – “We’re Always Trying To Top Ourselves”

Guns that bounce, guns that shot hamburgers, and guns with legs? That's good variety alright.

Turn adorable forests into equally cute train yards in Voxel Tycoon

Voxel Tycoon sets you out to strip mine adorable natural worlds and turn them into equally cute cities, mines, and train yards.

Jason Kingsley: Epic Games is “Paying Through the Nose” for Their Exclusives

While the details regarding any of the exclusive releases signed onto the Epic Games Store haven’t really been talked about since the phenomenon started, Rebellion is the latest to be swayed by Epic. Their reason? Like the others – lots of money, apparently. Rebellion co-founder and CEO Jason Kingsley (who is also literally a knight […]The post Jason Kingsley: Epic Games is “Paying Through the Nose” for Their Exclusives appeared first on Niche Gamer.

An unbeatable poker bot offers glimpses of video game AI’s future

Researchers with Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University developed the Pluribus poker AI, which emulates a behavior previously accepted as only human in nature: bluffing.

Rumor: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Royale Info and Spec Ops Details, PvPvE Modes Mentioned

Remember when we posted that rumor about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare getting a battle royale mode? While nothing has been confirmed (or debunked), given the info we’ve gotten so far from TheGamingRevolution has proven to be legit, we’re going to roll with it. This time, a ton of Modern Warfare battle royale info and …

Watch Dogs Legion Permadeath Mechanics Detailed, Every Mission Will Account For Every Possible Character

"Every mission, every line of dialogue, and every cutscene has been written to account for every possible character," says creative director Clint Hocking.

Rumor: PlayStation Plus August 2019 Free Games Leaked

Have the PlayStation Plus August 2019 free games leaked? Possibly, if you believe the latest rumor. Check out what we might be playing next month.

Would you play Division 2 single player spin-offs? TT Games Director asks

What would you think if Ubisoft created a Division 2 single player spin-off to the current game? The Director of Division 2 is asking players

Super Mario 64's Physics Flawlessly Recreated in Dreams


Gears 5's multiplayer reveal looks fluid, still all about shotguns

Gears 5's multiplayer is making its big debut this weekend during the Gears Summer Series Invitational. It's not always clear what's going on, but Gears 5 is looking fast, fluid, and still full of instant shotgun kills.Shotguns have always been a big part of Gears multiplayer, but watching pros use them is something else. They bounce around cover at high speeds and only peek for the briefest moments to take a shot. When the opportunity arises, they close the distance to get a close-up shotgun blast that shreds enemies into a pile of meat. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}Gears of War multiplayer is best known for its classic deathmatch and objective modes, but the Summer Series is showing off Gears' marque esports mode, the new and improved Escalation. Escalation is essentially an objective capture mode with limited respawns.

Destiny 2: Every Known Exotic Coming in Shadowkeep

Shadowkeep is the upcoming expansion for Destiny 2 bringing in all new storylineand a new raid. Today, we'll be looking at every known exotic coming.

Indie Flight Shooter Wing of Darkness Boosts Into Action With A New Trailer

We haven’t heard much about indie high-speed flight shooter Wing of Darkness since its announcement in January, but this week a new trailer was released for the game by developer Production Exabilities.

August 2019 PS Plus Free Games Reportedly Leaked

Yes, we know it's a little early. Nonetheless, it appears as though the August 2019 PS Plus games have been leaked ahead of schedule.

Watch 25 Minutes of Gears 5 Multiplayer Gameplay Right Here

With the Gears 5 multiplayer beta set to kick off this coming week, some might be wondering just what to expect in terms of actual gameplay. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long. as we now have Gears 5 multiplayer gameplay which you can watch right now! Watch this 25-minute Gears 5 multiplayer gameplay video …

CD Projekt Red: Cyberpunk 2077 “Is Not About Sex & Blood & Killing People, But Also Philosophy” & More

The lead quest designer Pawel Sasko at E3 2019 was asked about the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, which deals with many adult topics simultaneously.

Dota Underlords adds free prototype battle pass with cosmetics

Valve is taking an interesting approach with Dota Underlords battle pass. In the lead up to Underlords' Season 1 Battle Pass, Valve is giving away a free prototype battle pass to everyone playing the beta.Valve is treating its "Proto Pass" like a test, but its cosmetic rewards are very real. Through a mix of daily and weekly challenges, players unlock new game boards, win streak and respawn effects, banners, victory fireworks, and more. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}"Like many aspects of the beta, the Proto Pass is a learning experience for the Underlords team—so please keep the feedback coming so that we can adjust plans for our Season 1 Battle Pass accordingly," the announcement posts reads.Since Underlords is free, its first real battle pass will set the tone for how the game will balance its money-making versus keeping players happy. After the event that was Artifact, I bet Valve is treading cautiously this time around.Additionally, Dota Underlords' Friday update cleaned up parts of the UI, improved matchmaking, and made a bunch of balancing changes. Check out the full patch notes to see more.If you're diving into the burgeoning autobattler genre, check out our big comparison of Dota Underlords, Teamfight Tactics, and Auto Chess to find out which you should try.

Gods & Monsters is an open-world RPG with stamina and resource management

Ubisoft's E3 2019 reveal trailer for Gods & Monsters was exciting and beautiful, but it didn't tell us much about the game. A month later, Ubisoft Quebec is ready to talk about it, and it kinda sounds like Assassin's Creed through the lens of Zelda.In a recent interview with Ubi's official blog, creative director Jonathan Dumont and senior producer Marc-Alexis Côté spoke on Gods & Monsters in detail. It's an open-world action game, like Assassin's Creed, but much more "lighthearted." Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}"The narrator, Homer, is telling his grandchildren this story, but his grandkids are interrupting and asking questions along the way. Mythology has a good sense of humor, oftentimes, so there are certain instances where we like to poke fun at things," said Dumont.Dumont says he and the team loved building Odyssey's world, but felt limited by Assassin's Creed's historical setting. "During production, we started thinking, 'what if we made something that's 100% mythology? We could make a dramatically different game than we did before.'"

DICE Comments on Battlefield 5 Invisibility Bug, Here’s What’s Coming in the Next Few Weeks

While DICE has issued a new Battlefield 5 patch for the Xbox One this past week to address the crashing issue, there’s still quite a few bugs left in the game. If you’re one of the many people who saw the Battlefield 5 invisibility bug and found it both annoying and funny, DICE has commented …

Rumor: PlayStation Vita Game Releases Coming to an End in 2020

If you are looking forward to PlayStation Vita game releases in the future, you may be dismayed to hear that the release of new titles could cease in 2020.

Destiny 2: This Cheese Allows You to Get Unlimited Glimmer

Since the reelase of the Tribute Hall, player ran out of Glimmer and materials. Well, this time we've got unlimited glimmer cheese in Destiny 2.

Explore a breathtaking world beset by spirits in Atma for free

Atma is an utterly gorgeous game set in a world where the human and supernatural worlds have gotten out of balance, and you can play it for free.

Square Enix: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Will Have “A Large Graphical Improvement”, No Chocobo World Minigame

Yoshinori Kitase, from Square Enix, has stated that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will have "a large graphical improvement", with no Chocobo World Minigame.

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett Will be a Boon for Open World Games

Love open world games? You’re going to love them even more on the PS5. Find out how PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will enhance the open world experience.

Monster Hunter World 4K Boost by 50% With 60 FPS on PC Confirmed, Nvidia DLSS Support Coming July 17

On July 17, an update will be released for the title of Monster Hunter World, which will implement the NVIDIA DLSS technology in the game.

The Turbografx-16 Mini, PC Engine Mini, And PC Engine CoreGrafx Might Have More Than 50 Games

While the game lineup for the TurboGrafx-16 Mini/PC Engine Mini has been received with mixed reactions, hints over the past week have been popping up that there might be more than 50 included games.

'Shop Contest: Switch Lites For Everyone

The Switch Mini Lite was revealed and it looks sooooo good. I already own a Switch and never play it in portable mode, but I still want one of these brightly colored mini consoles. And I bet others do too. So...

Ciconia When They Cry Gets New Trailer Showing Opening Cutscene and Theme Song

Today developer 07th Expansion released a new trailer of the upcoming visual novel Ciconia When They Cry, featuring the opening animation.

Headlander (Xbox One)

While it’s probably no surprise that in a game called Headlander with cover art featuring three flying heads you do,

Destiny 2: How to Farm Unlimited Planetary Materials and Shards

Tribute Hall requires an insane amount of materials in order to buy them. Today, we have a cheese that'll help you farm Unlimited Planetary Materials.

NBA 2K20 Screenshots Show Jimmy Butler on Heat, Kemba Walker on Celtics Before Ratings Reveal

NBA 2K20 screenshots have arrived to tease the new game with first looks at Kemba Walker on the Boston Celtics and Jimmy Butler on the Miami Heat.

Game Freak isn't recycling 3DS models in Pokémon Sword and Shield after all

As Game Freak continues to battle criticism from Pokémon fans unhappy that Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield won't support every single Pokémon species, speculation that the Pokédex has been truncated because the studio was "recycling" models from the newer 3DS games has seemingly been proven untrue. As Wes reported last week, earlier this month it emerged Sword and Shield - which pushes the series' overall Pokémon count to over 1000 - won't let you catch all the Pokémon, nor will you be able to transfer Pokémon outside of the games' regional Pokédex making Sword and Shield the first new, mainline Pokémon games not to support every single Pokémon species.Now, however, a month-old Japanese-language interview with Famitsu (thanks, Polygon) has brought to light confirmation that the developer is indeed creating the creatures from scratch, but better graphics and newer mechanics such as Mega Evolution meant the team felt it had no choice but to curtail the Pokédex in order to maintain "quality".Read more

Blazing Chrome (PS4) Review – A Hard Corps Afternoon

Blazing Chrome ticks all the right boxes for a successful Contra: badass guns, endless action, and hardcore challenge. Well, less emphasis on the 'endless'.

Everything We Know About The Viruses In Dr. Mario World, Including Their Lethality

Dr. Mario World was released recently and I’ve been playing a lot of it. The latest game in the series, Dr. Mario World is the first built for mobile phones and features new and old viruses. But how deadly are these differently colored viruses and where did they come from? And how many different types of viruses are there in the Mushroom Kingdom?

Gears 5 to be smoke-free after outreach to esports broadcaster

There have been seven ESRB-rated Gears of War video games and none have content descriptors for tobacco use, or any other substance use.

Report: Christoph Waltz Is Returning As Super-Baddie Blofeld in the Newest James Bond Film

I must say, I do love a good supervillain. And Blofeld, the villainous rival of spy James Bond, is a great one. As played by Christoph Waltz, he’s a compelling force, and he’s returning in the newest Bond film.

Cartoons And Games: Tom And Jerry

Let’s face it; we all love to watch a bit of television from time to time. It is certainly one of the best ways to find a bit of light entertainment and to relax. After

How Will Ray Tracing Impact Graphics On PS5 And Xbox Scarlett?

Looking into the implications of ray tracing support on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.

Emulate your heart out when RetroArch hits Steam later this month

Retro enthusiasts that love emulating the classics will often tell you that RetroArch is an essential tool. Acting as a core for which you can plug-in various different emulators, RetroArch has made splashes for being a very convenient way ...

Here's how PUBG catches cheats

PUBG Corp. has opened up and given a sneak peek at how the company finds and investigates instances of cheating in its hugely popular battle royale, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.With a video description that reads simply as "an update from the PUBG team working behind the scenes to respond to cheaters and unauthorised apps", the four-minute video details some of the automated checks and balances PUBG Corp. has put in place, as well as stresses the importance of user-reporting."We're always looking for ways to provide the most positive gameplay experience we can for our community," said Dohyung Lee, head of PUBG's anti-cheat unit. Read more

Screenshot Saturday Sundays: Calming koi, a powerful pickaxe, and fungi friends

Game developers' in-progress work includes some mesmerising synchronised swimming, a very powerful tool, and some very adorable mushrooms.

What is your favorite Final Fantasy combat system?

The Final Fantasy VII remake is a perfect example of Square Enix’s core design philosophy when it comes to combat systems -- which is to say, there isn’t much of one. Sure, the series has its roots in “traditional” R...

DF Retro - how N64's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was years ahead of its time

Bungie's Halo or Rare's GoldenEye are often thought of as the first games that truly delivered a technologically advanced, first-class FPS shooter to console platforms - but from my perspective, Iguana Entertainment's Turok: Dinosaur Hunter for N64 may well have got there first. It's a release that was well received at the time but as the years have slipped by, its reputation has slowly lost its lustre, with many suggesting that perhaps Turok was never that impressive or important in the first place.It's difficult to overstate the hype surrounding Nintendo 64 when it launched in 1996. Boasting 64-bit power and hardware capabilities unlike anything else on the market, it was an instant success. This success was due in no small part to the unrivaled quality of Super Mario 64 which - a release which redefined expectations for what a video game could be. The problem was, very few titles lanched on the system in its first year, resulting in a recurring hype cycle even around the most mediocre of releases. Turok was far from mediocre though and the hype bordered on the insane, and it's easy to see why. First-person shooters were exploding in popularity on the PC but remained relatively scarce on console platforms. Then there's the violence - Turok delivers a level of carnage and violence at odds with the family-friendly reputation Nintendo had accrued over the years. The large selection of weapons and flying blood particles certainly helped elevate the game's profile. And then there's the technology: Turok was a genuine showpiece with a focus on pyrotechnics and fluid animation quite unlike anything else on the market - even on PC.Read more

It’s About Time to Reboot Area 51 Games

With all the talk about raiding Area 51, some players want the reboot of old Area 51 games. Will it happen? When? What will the game look like?

Fortnite Fortbyte #27: Found Somewhere Within Map Location A4

Though Fortnite Season 9 is pretty rapidly winding down, it doesn’t look like Epic will stop giving us some pretty weird and confusing Fortbytes to stumble through, even after the mess of the pattern match puzzle. Fortbyte #27: Found Somewhere Within Map Location A4 might leave a few people scratching their heads. Just in case you have been stuck between multi-verses for the past ten weeks and have therefore had to give Fortnite a miss up until now, Fortbytes were …

Fortnite Fortbyte #33 Location: Found At A Location Hidden Within Loading Screen #10

Fortnite Season 9 is now wrapping up, and while you might disagree with the meta and some of the changes that Epic brought to the game, there’s no denying that Fortbytes were a pretty inspired addition. Fortbyte #33: Found At A Location Hidden Within Loading Screen #10 is one of the last Fortbytes we will ever get. Just in case you’ve been watching every Nicolas Cage movie ever made over the past ten weeks and have therefore not been able …

Madden 20 Players 99 Club: Special Mural Behind the Scenes Video, Images

A new video and images show behind the scenes details of what went into the special Madden 20 players 99 Club mural located in Los Angeles.

Ubisoft wants to include your music in Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft has once again partnered up with HitRecord to give fans the opportunity to have their songs featured in its upcoming hacktivist sequel, Watch Dogs Legion."From the very beginning, we have always wanted to include our fans and the community in the making of our game," Ubisoft said (thanks, RPS). "Thanks to our partnership with HitRecord, our talented Watch Dogs fans and the HitRecord community have the opportunity to participate together in the creation of the musical landscape for our open world version of London."Whether you're a musical composer, writer, singer, player, or someone with big ideas and a lot of passion... we are super excited to hear your music composition. You can get started right away!"Read more

Valve officially unveils ‘Steam Labs’ for all Steam Users!

Valve have unveiled a brand new service known as ‘Steam Labs’. Find out more about this experiment here at Daily Gaming Report!

Andrew Cashner Trade Brings MLB The Show 19 Debut for New Red Sox Pitcher

Andrew Cashner Trade is changing the look of the AL East. Cashner brings his MLB The Show 19 Debut this week for the new Red Sox pitcher.

Can you become Yokozuna with retro release Shusse Ozumo for Nintendo Switch?

It looks like Hamster has returned to its big bag of nameless titles for this week's retro re-release, as Technos Japan's sumo wrestling title Shusse Ozumo is now available to download on Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades back in 1984, Sh...

Evil Lands Review: A Decent Start For This Mobile MMO-Lite That’s Seriously Lacking in Content

Evil Lands isn’t quite an MMORPG, despite what it says on the tin. Yes, you play online with others as you battle across an open world environment, but you’re confined to small servers across three different islands. If anything, the small scale of Evil Lands does it a favour on mobile, where gamers just want […]

Rumour: PS Plus August PS4 Games Leaked Well Ahead of Schedule

But we're not convinced

Dive into Outbuddies' ominous depths later this year

Outbuddies is a Metroidvania taking place in an Old Gods forsaken undersea, accompanied by a supernatural pal (who can be controlled by a real one)

Monster Hunter World Performance Boosted by Over 50% Thanks to NVIDIA DLSS; In-Game Sharpness Slider Available

NVIDIA released new 4K benchmarks for Monster Hunter World with DLSS enabled, showing performance boost of over 50% with all RTX cards.

Valkyrie Anatomia developer teases new "large-scale" RPG for PlayStation 4

Dokidoki Groove Works, the studio behind Valkyrie Anatomia, has revealed it is working on a new "large-scale" RPG for PlayStation 4.In a Japanese-language job listing - entitled "New PS4 Game Development Project Begins! Make a Hit that Captivates the World" - the studio said development on the project was due to kick off in August or September, and confirmed the new RPG was being developed in Unreal Engine 4. The team is looking to fill a number of vacancies across a range of disciplines, including planners, programmers, graphic artists, sound designers, and management planners."This time, it is our pleasure to be participating in the development of a new RPG for PlayStation 4," the job listing said (as translated by Gematsu). "It is a major project that uses Unreal Engine 4. We will welcome you as members of its development. You should be able to demonstrate your skills and senses to the fullest extent. The project is scheduled to start-up around August or September."Read more

Would you be interested in a "single-player narrative-driven" The Division 2 spin-off?

The Division 2's creative director, Julian Gerighty, has asked fans of Ubisoft's third-person shooter what they think about an idea to base a single-player game within The Division's expansive universe.The idea was floated by TT Games' level director, Tim Spencer, who tweeted (thanks, PC Gamer): "I love the idea of a single player narrative driven spin-off of The Division Game. Focusing on an agent trying to get home to their family after being sent to NYC, during the SHD blackout from the fall of DC. TLOU x Division.""None of the stories have explored what a Division agent sacrifices, and what they go through mentally," Spencer added in a follow-up tweet. "When you think about it: it's a pretty dark/epic thing - there's huge opportunity to tell some incredible stories there. Read more

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A weekly roundup of the best writing about videogames.

Warframe - Air Support Charges Guide

Air Support Charges are pieces of gear that allow you to call in your Landing Craft for help during missions. You need to use one for a Nightwave Challenge, so this guide will show you how.

SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays reunites Japan with old friends on November 28

Bandai Namco has confirmed that SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be released in Japan on November 28. While no date was confirmed for the Southeast Asia release, the company released a new trailer, showing off mechanics and characters...

Blue Protocol Reveals “Blast Archer” Class With Screenshots and Details

Today Bandai Namco revealed one more class that will be included in its online JRPG Blue Protocol, the Blast Archer, with screenshots and details.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Release Date Leaked, Set For October 4

Amazon Mexico has apparently leaked the release date for Luigi's Mansion 3.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Anime Airing in October; Game Getting Legend of the Galactic Heroes Content

Today SEGA hosted its PSO2 Station broadcast on Nico Nico about Phantasy Star Online 2, and they provided information about the future of the franchise.

Cyberpunk 2077 Reversible Cover Art Confirmed With Female and Male V

CD Projekt RED has confirmed that along with the cover art of Male V in Cyberpunk 2077, there will also be a reversible cover art for the female V.

Heavy Rain (PC version) Official GBAtemp Review

Once a Playstation exclusive, Heavy Rain now makes its way to PCs… as an Epic Games Store exclusive! With Quantic Dream’s signature touch to provide...

Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth for PS4 and Switch Gets New Trailer Ahead of Japanese Release

Today Aquastyle and Unties released a new trailer of Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Gears 5 Getting New Recoil System to Allow Much Higher Skill Gap in PvP with a Single Tuning

The Coalition's Multiplayer Design director revealed that Gears 5 features a new recoil system designed to allow a much higher PvP skill gap.

The afterlife of an 8-bit soundtrack

Context is king. Which is what makes this afternoon's performance in a busy Kyoto hall all the more interesting, really. Behind a small table on which a pair of laptops and some mixing desks are neatly laid out, two well-presented middle-aged Japanese people study their screens for a few moments, exchange a couple of nervous glances and then let rip with a high-pitched arpeggio that's soon joined by a kicking four-to-the-floor beat. It sounds intense, with all the drive and swagger of a clubhouse classic. And of course it's the soundtrack to a video game that's coming up to 30 years old. It's hardly the first time that an 8-bit soundtrack has been used to fill a dancefloor, though I do detect a slight sense of bemusement from the two performers when I speak them elsewhere that day. Keiji Yamagishi and Kaori Nakabai are two veterans of the Famicom era, reunited at this year's BitSummit for a live performance of the Ninja Gaiden 3 soundtrack, and brought together by the resurgence of interest in 8-bit soundtracks in recent years. Maybe that's because they're an endearingly humble pair, giggling their way through our brief interview and clearly enjoying the opportunity to reminisce. Both worked at Tecmo in the 80s, Yamagishi getting his break on the US version of Star Force while Nakabai worked on the likes of Captain Tsubasa and Ninja Gaiden - though they both had different entry points into the industry. Read more

Resident Evil 3: Fans Made An HD Version of the Game

Some modders have decided to make a fan-made of Resident Evil 3, drawing inspiration from the original version for GameCube emulated on PC.

Pokemon Go team medallion guide: how to use the item to switch teams

Did you know you can find and use a Pokemon Go team medallion to change your current team? Here's how to use it and what it'll mean.

Retro ninja platformer The Messenger gets free DLC levels

The Messenger is Sabotage Studio's 2D platformer in the vein of classics like Shinobi and Ninja Gaiden 2. And, if you've finished it already, it now has some free DLC accessible to anyone who has made it to the credits.Picnic Panic is a vacation-themed collection of three new levels with new boss fights as well, set on on Voodkin Island. It seems kind of like an anime beach episode, and various characters from the base game will tag along with you on this new adventure. As the press release puts it, "keep your friends close, and your anemones closer." Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}To access Picnic Panic, make sure the DLC has downloaded and you're on a save file that's beaten the final boss. If you're on New Game +, you'll need to have unlocked the map. Either way, head over to the shop and find the pink neon palm tree sign to set off for Voodkin Island.

Crapshoot: Traffic Department 2192

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column where he rolled the dice and brought a random obscure game back into the light. Sometimes they were fascinating and sometimes they were better left forgotten. Pretty often they were better forgotten. We begin Crapshoot's rerun with Traffic Department 2192, a shareware shooter about drawing double yellow lines in the sand.

PlayStation Plus August 2019 Free Games: What to Expect Next Month

What will the PlayStation Plus August 2019 free games be? As we wait to find out, let’s go over a few predictions for free games through PS Plus next month.

The Division Creative Director Asks Fans If They’re Interested in Single-Player Spin-Off

Could we see a The Division spin off? The creative director asks fans if they want to see a narrative-driven single-player experience.

Resident Evil 3 fans have made an impressive HD mod for it

There are plenty of HD mods where you have to zoom in on a screenshot to notice the difference. Well, this is not that kind of mod. Resident Evil 3 Seamless HD Project uses machine learning to upscale the backgrounds, and also includes upscaled menus with high-res character portraits, seamless masks, and a bunch of manual editing to insure things like in-game text are readable. The difference is pretty stark. There's also an optional FMV pack that doubles the resolution of the cutscenes, another pretty noticeable difference even though they're still only running at 640x320.Thing is, Resident Evil 3 Seamless HD Project works with the emulated version of RE3 so you'll need the Dolphin emulator and an iso to check it out. Once it's up and running you can switch between the two by pressing the delete key, and in the video above you can see a few instances where the player does just that. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}Maybe we'll get an official remake of Resident Evil 3 some day, but in the meantime? This'll do.

The Division Movie Is Coming to Netflix

The Division movie will be directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Atomic Blonde), and now we know that's headed to Netflix!

Has Infinity Ward Shut Down the Prospect of MW2 Remastered?

A new comment from an Infinity Ward dev has prompted speculation as to whether MW2 Remastered is actually on the horizon or not...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gun Attachments Early Look; Controls Mention “Super Sprint”

While this past week’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer gameplay reveal focused on Infinity Ward’s new 2v2 game mode called Gunfight, there was a lot of stuff revealed regarding the multiplayer as a whole. One of these new things we now know of, is how Modern Warfare gun attachments will work, and it seems …

Valkyrie Anatomia Developer Dokidoki Groove Works Hiring For An Unreal Engine 4 PS4 RPG

Dokidoki Groove Works, the studio behind Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, is now hiring for the development of a new PlayStation 4 large-scale RPG.

Get These Free Square Enix PS4 Themes Right Now via This Download Link

Who doesn’t want free stuff, right? Today, Square Enix has released two new PS4 themes on the PlayStation Store! These free Square Enix PS4 themes can be downloaded in one go, and are called the Shizuka and the Akari themes. Important to note, the actual theme looks the same for both, but they have different …

Apex Legends Next Patch Scheduled for Next Week, Respawn Talks About Ranked Mode Cheating

While Apex Legends got a huge patch that introduced a new legend and kicked off Season 2, it seems the Apex Legends next patch is scheduled to hit sometime next week (this coming week). Over on Reddit, Respawn announced that this along with a host of details on cheating in ranked mode. CHEATING We know …

What is Borderlands 3’s “Celebration of Togetherness”?

Gearbox has released a new Borderlands 3 teaser which refers to a "Celebration of Togetherness," coming in two days' time...

AEW Fight For The Fallen Results: Live Updated Coverage Of The 2019 PPV

Find out the winners of the All Elite Wrestling PPV as it happens.

RBI Baseball 19: Roster Update Post All-Star Break Features Boosts to Dallas Keuchel, Sonny Gray

The latest RBI Baseball 19 update has arrived. With the second half of the season underway, players like Dallas Keuchel will play a big role for their team.

New Zombie Content for Black Ops 4 in Operation Apocalypse Z

Along with other new content, Operation Apocalypse Z brings plenty of new Black Ops 4 zombies content, including a new perk.

DLSS support coming to Monster Hunter: World July 17

Monster Hunter: World looks pretty dang good on PC. So good, in fact, that it hasn't been able to run at 60fps in 4K with even the beefiest graphics card. For Nvidia RTX card users, this is changing when Monster Hunter: World adds DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) on July 17. Just in time for Monster Hunter: World Iceborne.Nvidia is saying that DLSS support should boost Monster Hunter: World's performance in 4K "by up to 50% in the game’s most demanding moments." In the graph below, you can see how much of a boost you can expect depending on your RTX card.

Rumor: Modern Warfare Spec Ops to Have Open World Map, Armor System & More

A new rumor has supposedly detailed new info regarding Modern Warfare's Spec Ops mode and the Gun Bench feature, both of which were confirmed at E3 2019...

Dr. Mario World Reaches 2 Million Downloads in First 72 Hours

Nintendo's latest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, has reached over 2 million downloads since its release earlier this week for both iOS and Android devices.

Super Real Mahjong Graffiti Unveils A Port To The Nintendo Switch

Over the past few months, Mighty Craft has been bringing over their Super Real Mahjong series of strip mahjong titles to the Nintendo Switch, and the latest one is compilation title Super Real Mahjong Graffiti.

PS4 Players Are Just Now Learning How to View Hidden Trophies

Always wondered how to view hidden trophies? Finally there is an easy way, thanks to the recent discovery of a Redditor. Find out what it is here.

NBA 2K20 Ratings: Our Predictions for the Top 10 Players Overall

Our NBA 2K20 ratings predictions for which players will be in the top 10, as well as who is close to making it, and where young stars may rate overall.

TurboGrafx-16 mini gets release date and full games lineup

Announced back during E3, the TurboGrafx-16 (or PC Engine) is making a comeback in miniature form. During its E3 panel, Konami only made the...

GOG Galaxy 2.0 update squashes bugs and lets users hide games in their library

The latest update for GOG's unifying game launcher, Galaxy 2.0, squashes bugs and adds more tutorials to the closed beta. Users can also now hide games from their library, which seems especially important for a client that lists every game on your PC, and even beyond.GOG also took some time to lay out the known issues it's working to address. Most notably, the client still doesn't have compatibility for Xbox Play Anywhere games. You also can't import games manually, but that's on the way. Some games may also still appear as "Unknown" in your library. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}James recently went hands-on time with Galaxy 2.0's closed beta and found it to be the best way to conventionally gather his games across the many launchers in his life.Here's the full patch notes for Galaxy 2.0.3:Bookmarks

'Shop Contest: Freelancing After Making, Winners!

Construction work is hard work. So last week I asked you wonderful Kotaku readers to show me how the Mario Bros. make more money on the side. I got a whole bunch of...strange jobs. I’m not sure how well these pay, but I write about video games for a living. What do I know?

Azur Lane Getting London Retrofit and New Submarine Girl Skins

The popular shipgirl-focused mobile game Azur Lane keeps receiving new content across its different regions. Today we learn that the Japanese servers are

Xbox Game Pass New Games Available

Looking for something different to play? Xbox Game Pass new games are now available, so this is the time to take advantage of your membership.

Retro FPS Ion Maiden is now ION FURY

3D Realms' 90's throwback first person shooter "Ion Maiden" has been renamed "Ion Fury" and launches August 15th on PC on Steam and GOG.

One modder has been adding convenient HUD removal mods to dozens of games

For everyone that has ever sought to capture the perfect candid screenshot or video clip in a game, a messy HUD can be distracting and ugly. Many games nowadays have settings to disable many or all HUD elements, but it's a cumbersome process to turn them on or off each time you want to snap a pic.Thankfully, Nexus Mods user TheJanitor has spent the last year creating simple and convenient mods that disable and enable all HUD with a hotkey in dozens of screenshot-worthy games. First pointed out by Reddit user gAto in a now-removed post on r/Games, TheJanitor's mods include HUD toggles for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mad Max, Call of Duty: WWII, Hitman: Absolution, Far Cry 5, and a bunch more. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}Toggle HUD mods are nothing new, but there's a purity to TheJanitor's work that I adore. The HUD mods are no-nonsense and the installation processes are as simple as possible. It's small change that can have a huge effect on how you experience a game.

New Patent Reveals Microsoft’s Plans for Detachable Controllers

Microsoft recently filed a new patent which discusses an exciting design for detachable controllers. Check out all the details here.

New Aleste Title By M2 Announced As Aleste Branch

This week, Famitsu broke the scoop that M2’s new Aleste game, announced back in November 2018, is titled Aleste Branch. Series protagonist Ellinor Waizen reprises her main character role.

Shipwreck into rural idyll in upcoming Stranded Sails – Explorers Of The Cursed Islands

Shipwrecked sailors discover the perfect idyllic farming spot, and maybe the odd ghost, in Stranded Sails - Explorers Of The Cursed Islands

The GTA San Andreas Myth That Turned Out To Be True

Back in 2005, I was almost 15 years old and I was still playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The game at this point was over a year old. But I was still spending hours every week playing it. It was during one of these sessions that I experienced a strange and spooky encounter with an old car in the woods.

Persona 5 Ryuji Sakamoto Nendoroid Will Steal Your Heart

With his comically pure heart and mischievous attitude, Ryuji Sakamoto from Persona 5 has earned many fans, and soon you'll be able to own him.

The RetroArch emulator platform is coming to Steam this month

Open source software developer Libretro is bringing its popular emulator platform RetroArch to Steam on July 30. It's not every day that emulating software appears Valve's platform, and RetroArch is easily the most prominent to make the leap.The gray legality of emulating suggests that Libretro would have trouble getting RetroArch on a closed platform like Steam, but as ArsTechnica points out, Valve doesn't appear to have any rules against emulators. In its announcement post on RetroArch's store page, Libretro is careful about how it's positioning the software. Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}"While there is nothing particularly [sic] about RetroArch or the Libretro API that has anything to do with emulators, most do it use it for this purpose," the post reads. The Steam version of RetroArch will be functionally identical to the one you can download right now (though it's only launching on Windows at first), but in future updates Libretro wants to "explore" leveraging Steam's functionality as a platform. Libretro is also "open to dialogue with game developers/publishers that have the rights to original IP who want to bring their games over to Steam through the use of RetroArch."

Luigi’s Mansion 3 releasing October 4 according to Amazon Mexico – rumor

Luigi's Mansion 3 could be releasing on October 4 if a notice sent out by Amazon Mexico is accurate. Consider the date a rumor until confirmed by Nintendo.

Resident Evil 3 ‘remastered’ with fan-made HD upgrade

If you’re hankering for an upgrade for Resident Evil 3 (originally launched in 1999), these fans have a treat for you: RE3SHDP which is shorthand for Resident Evil 3: Seamless HD Project.

Destiny 2: Heart of The Black Garden Will Return in Shadowkeep

We visited The Black Garden back in 2014 when Destiny was released. Now, it might return in Shadowkeep. Here's a theory on Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Raid.

Prime Day 2019: Best Xbox One Deals Available So Far (US)

With Amazon Prime Day 2019 almost here, check out the best Xbox One games, consoles, and accessories already on deep discount for Prime Day.

Yo-kai Watch 1 Gets Nintendo Switch Version In Japan The Day The Switch Lite Releases

The original Yo-kai Watch is getting rereleased on Nintendo Switch, Level-5 announced. The news comes by way of Level-5’s official virtual Youtuber, Reto-chan.

AeternoBlade II for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch gets New Trailer

Today Thai developer Corecell Technology released a new trailer of its upcoming action/puzzle platformer AeternoBlade II.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 Gameplay Video Shows Off Antoine Griezmann With FC Barcelona

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 eFootball game will feature Barcelona amongst its playable clubs with transfer Antoine Griezmann included on the roster.

After Playing GoldenEye On The N64, Valve Changed Half-Life

Today, developers have a huge variety of ways to create and manage enemy AI. However, back in the 90s it was much more difficult to create sophisticated enemy AI. It was even harder to do so on the N64 due to its limited power and resources. But Rare, the developers behind GoldenEye, pulled it off and did such a great job that after playing GoldenEye, developers at Valve actually changed the then-unreleased Half-Life and its AI.

YouTuber Arrested for Sexual Assault

YouTuber Ray Diaz arrested for sexual assault following allegations of sexual relations with a minor.

No, Pokémon Sword and Shield is not reusing models from recent Pokémon games

Game Freak’s highly unpopular decision to limit Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Pokedex spawned a rumor that the studio was reusing models from recent 3DS games, making it too much trouble to include older models. But an interview in Famitsu refutes this. All models were made from scratch, Game Freak says.

Indie Adventure Game When I Was Young Tackles The Vietnam War This Year

A new indie adventure game is looking to tackle the horrors of the Vietnam War. When I Was Young is the first effort from Russian developer WallRus Group.

New Line Is Working on a Space Invaders Movie, and Nothing Surprises Me Anymore

This job does things to you, folks. Once, I would be surprised and bemused by the things Hollywood tries to turn into major franchises in 2019. I might observe how the truth now matches what we used to make up as parody. But, look, Battleship is a real movie and Rihanna was in it and that was seven years ago. So let’s just skip the song and dance.

Today on Impulse, we breakdown whether or not its worth playing Red Dead Online in 2019!

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a fantastic single-player video game and one of my personal favorites games from this generation. Red Dead Online, however, is maybe Rockstar's worst online component to date and I genuinely believe if it launched a...

Today on Impulse, we break down whether or not its worth playing Red Dead Online in 2019!

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a fantastic single-player video game and one of my personal favorites games from this generation. Red Dead Online, however, is maybe Rockstar's worst online component to date and I genuinely believe if it launched a...

The Division 2 creative director asks fans if they're interested in a single-player spin-off

The Division 2 creative director Julian Gerighty is curious how fans feel about one player's idea for a single-player spin-off in the Division universe. Tim Spencer, level director at TT Games (the Lego games folk) tweeted on Saturday about his ideal theoretical single-player Division that would focus on narrative and characters.

Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki is Getting a 5th Season

This is Niche Culture. In this column, we regularly cover anime, geek culture, and things related to video games. Please leave feedback and let us know if there’s something you want us to cover! Hot on the heels of Tenchi Muyo! getting a live-action stage play adaptation, animation studio AIC has announced some wonderful news […]The post Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki is Getting a 5th Season appeared first on Niche Gamer.

Peak Bleak Blues (and other moods) offers nine new places to wander from Connor Sherlock

Connor Sherlock's Walking Simulator A Month Club Vol 3., titled Peak Bleak Blues (and other moods) offers up nine new places to walk, run, or stare in awe

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep’s finishing moves take up an armor slot and can be customized

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep's finishing moves will take up an armor slot, can be customized, and use Super energy, according to Bungie.

Run A Bakery In Bakery Biz Tycoon, Coming To Early Access This Month

Ever wanted to run a bakery? A new sim game called Bakery Biz Tycoon will be coming hot and fresh out of the oven and into Early Access this month.

Azur Lane: Crosswave Weaves And Dodges Through A Bullet Storm In Hard Mode

Compile Heart recently uploaded a new video that shows off Azur Lane: Crosswave’s Hard Mode, where you may earn rarer items upon completion.

Mario Maker Contest: Summertime Fun, Winners!

Last week I asked you fine Mario Makers to create some levels that were all about the summer heat. I got a ton of courses and each offering various takes on “Summertime Fun.” Some went for vacations and beaches, others went for hellish nightmares.

Destiny 2: How to Acquire And Complete Heavy Exotic Catalysts

There are a total of 9 Heavy Exotic Catalysts in Destiny 2. Today, we'll be covering on how you can acquire and complete them.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Review – The Night is Still Young

A 'Vania in all but name, Miriam's adventures in the castle of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a modern classic over a decade in the making.

More Pokémon Sword & Shield information due July 21st on TV in Japan

More information due on the new game, but it's not clear if it's new.

A Gears 5 smoking ban is being introduced & affects entire Gears Universe

The devs behind the Gears Universe have communicated that a Gears 5 smoking ban will be coming into affect, and will affect future titles.

Game Freak: Pokemon Sword and Shield Has All-New In-Game Models, None are Recycled

With the ongoing outcry that not all Pokemon from the National Pokedex would be making it into Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, Game Freak stated this was due to the increased demand for creating new models and animations. Despite claims that the models and animations appeared identical to those in 3DS games, Game Freak claim they have created new […]The post Game Freak: Pokemon Sword and Shield Has All-New In-Game Models, None are Recycled appeared first on Niche Gamer.

Evil Lands Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Cheats and Strategies

Evil Lands is a brand new mobile MMORPG that challenges you to explore a wide variety of fantastical locations as you battle orcs, skeletons, and various other evil creatures. You can do so as a beastly warrior, stealthy assassin, or wise mage. In this guide, we’re going to help you settle into Evil Lands a […]

Ubisoft: Fans Can Contribute Music in Watch Dogs Legion & Receive $2000, HitRECord Partnership Announced

Ubisoft now lets you know that via Hitrecord fans of the series can contribute to create the soundtrack of Watch Dogs Legion.

Luvdisc Have Giant Orgies That Turn The Ocean Pink

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Luvdisc!

No, Pokemon Sword and Shield is not Using the 3DS Models

Pokemon Sword and Shield has been criticized for resuing the same in-game models as the 3DS version, but it turns out that is not the case.

This impressive Resident Evil 3 HD texture pack helps with the wait for Capcom's inevitable remake

Given the monster success of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it seems inevitable Capcom will follow up with a remake of Resident Evil 3. Even so, that game feels like a way off - so, to tide us over, there's an impressive HD texture pack for the original.The Resident Evil 3 - Seamless HD Project - has hit 1.0, and, in the video below, shows off the work done so far by its creators.RE3SHDP (phew!) is an HD texture pack for the GameCube version of Resident Evil 3 running on the Dolphin emulator. The footage compares gameplay of the original GameCube version to gameplay with the HD textures enabled. You can switch between HD textures on or off on the fly when playing yourself, as we see in the early part of the video when the menu screen switches from HD to original and back again.Read more

You can now listen to the Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack online

Rockstar Games has made the Red Dead Redemption 2: Original Soundtrack available to stream online through Spotify and Apple Music.

Chrono Cross Review (Playstation 1) – Only slightly flawed

Seven and a half years ago, I founded this site and proceeded to review a number of my favorite games, with Chrono Cross being the second such review. Articulating the pros and cons of a[...]

Early Reports for Dr Mario World, Low Downloads and Lower Revenue

Dr Mario World is on course to be Nintendo's lowest grossing mobile game

Nintendo Making Hardware Revisions To Nintendo Switch

Days after announcing a new model of the Nintendo Switch, the manufacturer has secretely planned some hardware revisions to the original model.

Zelda Can't Make This Jump In Wind Waker

Hello! This week we find a never released NES game, explore the history of the Air Bud franchise, figure out how screwed up that last Steam Summer Sale event was, build with friends, do some farming and watch Zelda fail. It’s Morning Checkpoint!

Guide: 15 Secret Things You Might Not Know Your PS4 Can Do

PlayStation 4's best kept secrets

PS Vita's Not Quite Done Yet, Despite Reports to the Contrary


Retroarch Is Bringing High Quality Emulation To Steam This Month

The premiere emulation and media station software, Retroarch, is making it's away to Steam officially at some point this summer.

Dr. Mario World hits 2 million installs and over $100,000 spent within 72 hours of release

Nintendo released its fifth mobile game, Dr. Mario World, a little over 72 hours ago, and it's already hit over 2 million installs.

It's time for the first slice of video game clock supercut Hours Played

Duncan Robson’s video game clock supercut Hours Played has two hours ready to tick away the time.

Giveaway: Take a Chandra Planeswalker deck for Magic: The Gathering Arena

We've got a ton of codes for you to redeem a Chandra Planeswalker deck in Magic: The Gathering Arena. Take one. Well, Magic: The Gathering Arena just concluded its big Celebrity Cup Tournament. Hell of a world when there are celebrities in ...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 280

Long summer

NBA 2K19 MyTeam Dynamic Duos Packs Bring Anthony Davis & LeBron James, Other New All-Star Pairs

Brand new NBA 2K19 MyTeam Dynamic Duos packs bring gamers some of the best star pairs in NBA history including new duos like Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

Rumor: Former Rockstar Dev Reveals Details on Canceled Bully 2

According to a former Rockstar Developer, Bully 2 was in production a few years ago, but unfortunately at some point the project was canceled.

Gods & Monsters Story and Gameplay Information Revealed

Ubisoft Quebec has, in fact, released a long interview where it speaks about many interesting aspects of the highly anticipated title of Gods & Monsters.

Dota Underlords gets a prototype battle pass

Dota Underlords now has a prototype battle pass.Valve's take on the burgeoning auto chess genre is giving the Proto Pass, as it's called, out to beta testers for free. The idea is Valve gets feedback on how it works so it can make the Dota Underlords Season 1 Battle Pass as good as it can be."Like many aspects of the beta, the Proto Pass is a learning experience for the Underlords team," Valve said in a post on the Underlords website, "so please keep the feedback coming so that we can adjust plans for our Season 1 Battle Pass accordingly."Read more

Fortnite Fortbyte #94: Use The Scarlet Scythe Pickaxe To Smash A Blue Canoe Under A Frozen Lake

Even as sad as it may be to see the back of the Fortbtyes system with Fortnite season 9 quickly wrapping up, we’re still not quite done yet. Though the mysterious Singularity skin is in the possession of a lot of Fortnite players, we still have unlockable styles to work towards. Fortbyte #94: Use The Scarlet Scythe Pickaxe To Smash A Blue Canoe Under A Frozen Lake is the next step. Just in case you had amnesia for ten weeks …

PS Vita Won’t Receive Games on PlayStation Store from Early 2020, Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story Dev Says

Suzaku, software house behind Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story, mentioned that PS Vita won't receive games on PlayStation Store from Early 2020.

Co-Op Kaiju Monster Brawler “Dawn of the Monsters” Announced

Runbow and Double Cross developer 13AM Games has announced Dawn of the Monsters. The new four player local co-op focused kaiju brawler is coming sometime next year, for unannounced platforms. Here’s a brief overview of the game: Dawn of the Monsters is a couch co-op, brawling action game that takes up to four players on a worldwide tour of destruction. […]The post Co-Op Kaiju Monster Brawler “Dawn of the Monsters” Announced appeared first on Niche Gamer.

Zombie Army 4 to be an Epic Games Store exclusive because Epic is 'paying through the nose'

After proclaiming that Rebellion would need a

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: How to Complete All 12 Crystal Challenges

What are Crystal Challenges and why should you complete them? Find out here.

Switch Lite is coming - but what's happening with the Pro model?

With this week's impromptu reveal of the Switch Lite, Nintendo's strategy for refreshing its hybrid console hardware is finally coming into focus. Initially discussed back in a March 2019 story by The Wall Street Journal, the launch Switch model was allegedly set to be replaced by two new machines. The WSJ talked about a cheaper model - now realised in the form of Switch Lite - but what about the so-called Switch Pro, with "enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers"?If a Switch Pro - or Power Switch as I prefer to call it - is en route, it's likely a long way off. Improbably named Nintendo chief Doug Bowser has ruled out further hardware launches this year, but it may well be the case that a revised version of the original machine does appear - it just won't be especially visible to the typical customer and certainly won't have any specific marketing push behind it: a more simple refresh as opposed to an all-singing, all-dancing console launch.What makes the concept of both Lite and Power models possible is a new revision of the Switch's Tegra X1 processor, codenamed 'Mariko' - a smaller, cooler, more power-efficient rendition of the original 'Logan' chip. First launched way back in 2015, Tegra X1 was a 121mm2 chip using TSMC's barely used, now obsolete 20nm fabrication process. Mariko is likely to be a 16nm FinFET 'shrink' of the older chip - the same kind of silicon revision that made Xbox One S and the PS4 Slim possible.Read more

The Switch Lite Could Propel Switch’s Final Lifetime Sales Past The PS4

The inherent genius of Nintendo’s play with the Switch might at last be becoming apparent.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 to get Fantastic Four, X-Men and Marvel Knights as DLC

Nintendo Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is set to get a few DLC packs featuring new characters, but you can't buy them separately.As confirmed on the Nintendo website and the game's official website, Marvel Ultimate Alliance's $20 expansion pass includes three DLC packs to be released one at a time after the launch of the game - and they will not be sold individually.While this approach of keeping DLC inside an expansion pass is in keeping with other Nintendo Switch games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses, it does limit consumer choice. And then there's the contrasting case of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which does let you buy DLC brawlers individually.Read more

Japanese Developer Dokidoki Groove Works Hiring for 'Major' PS4 Exclusive RPG

You have our attention

Blizzard will automatically shut down an Overwatch match if it detects cheating

Blizzard has revealed "the next evolution" of cheat detection in its hero shooter Overwatch.In a developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan said Overwatch will automatically shut down a match where Blizzard has detected cheating is happening.Kaplan insisted no player on either side of the match will be penalised for the match being shut down (except the cheater, of course), so if you're in a competitive match you don't have to worry about losing SR (Skill Rating).Read more

Ubisoft returns to requesting fan labour for Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft's controversial partnership with HitRecord, requesting fans produce art and music for their games, returns for Watch Dogs Legion.

New Minecraft Mod Lets You Pass Through Portals Without Loading Screens

While Minecraft has seen quite a few mods since its 1.0 release back in 2011, we’ve learned of one that hasn’t really been done until now. The mod, BetterPortals, lets you pass through both Nether and End portals without a loading screen, and even works on both regular portal shapes and custom ones too. You […]The post New Minecraft Mod Lets You Pass Through Portals Without Loading Screens appeared first on Niche Gamer.

Review: Umihara Kawase Fresh!

I thought we had said good-bye to Umihara Kawase. After all, the last game in the series was initially known as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey in the west, but it was later re-released under its Japanese name: Sayonara Umihara Kawase. That sounde...

Bungie Explains How Destiny 2’s New Finishing Moves Will Work

Bungie explained how the new finishing moves, due to be added to Destiny 2 with the Shadowkeep expansion on September 17th, are going to work

Open Forum #333

The Open Forum is your domain for anything and everything. Whatever you feel is inappropriate to discuss in other threads, you can discuss here. Want to talk about Dragon Quest Builders 2? You’re in the right place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here. The Open Forum …

Age of Wonders 3 free to download and keep forever from Steam

Strategy game Age of Wonders 3 is currently free to download and keep forever from Steam.The promotion is tied with the upcoming release of Age of Wonders: Planetfall, the next strategy game from developer Triumph Studios. If you download Age of Wonders 3 during the promotion period (11-15th July), you get a 10 per cent discount on Planetfall.Age of Wonders 3 is a solid fantasy strategy game that mixes empire building with role-playing and combat.Read more

Gears 5 drops tobacco imagery in response to concerns from Truth Initiative

Gears 5, the latest entry in Microsoft's long-running Gears of War series, will not be featuring any tobacco imagery a report from Variety reveals. Concerns from anti-smoking non-profit Truth Initiative brought to Turner Broadcasting's ELea...

Priceless Play – 13 July 2020

The Famicase game jam, or A Game By Its Cover, has officially begun. It's about making games that will never exist. Here are some of the best.

Bark at the Moon: Our first look at Nightwolf in Mortal Kombat 11

Following hot on the heels on the render of upcoming DLC character Sindel, NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon has tweeted out our first clear look at another klassic kombatant returning to Mortal Kombat 11, spiritual shaman Nightwolf.First appear...

A refreshingly honest developer tells it like it is when it comes to Epic store exclusivity

Epic's drive to make a success of its PC game store has annoyed plenty of Steam lovers - but it's boom time for the developers whose games are snapped up as exclusives.Epic has of course pumped millions of dollars into buying timed exclusivity for games to launch on its Store instead of rival Steam - an approach Epic boss Tim Sweeney has insisted is currently the only way to make a dent on Valve's monopoly.It's easy to see why developers would play ball with Epic: money talks, after all. But you don't get many saying as much on the record. Rebellion's Jason Kingsley, though, who has signed an exclusivity deal with Epic for the PC version of the upcoming Zombie Army 4, was perfectly comfortable calling it like it is in a recent interview.Read more

Destiny 2: Bungie Talks About Finishing Moves in Shadowkeep

Shadowkeep was revealed on June 4, along with some other features coming to Destiny 2. Today, we'll talk about how Finishing Moves will be added in-game.

Blue Protocol Reveals “Twin Striker” Class With Screenshots and Details

Today Bandai Namco revealed another class that will be included in its online JRPG Blue Protocol, the dual-axe wielder Twin Striker.

Atlus to hold Persona 5 and Catherine art galleries in LA

Atlus has announced that it will be teaming up with Gallery Nucleus to put on a Persona 5 Royal and Catherine: Full Body art gallery in LA next month. Similar to what Sega held last year for Yakuza 6, this exhibition will be a showcase of v...

Gears 5 goes smoke free

Gears 5 is a smoke-free game. In fact, going forward, smoking is banned across the Gears of War universe.Previous Gears of War games have featured characters who smoked. COG Michael Barrick, for example, was a chain smoker with an addiction to cigars. In past Gears titles, Barrick would hold a cigar in his mouth while you were playing as him in competitive multiplayer.As revealed by Variety, the decision to remove smoking references from the 18-rated Gears 5 came after not-for-profit anti-smoking organisation Truth Initiative approached Turner Broadcasting, whose ELeague esports division has broadcast rights to the game, about making the change. (There's a Gears 5 ELeague tournament taking place this weekend.) An Xbox representative said the decision was made solely by The Coalition.Read more

Doom Eternal’s Multiplayer Will Be As Good As Its Single Player Campaign

Doom has been one of the greatest franchise and for Doom Eternal, the developers are making sure that the multiplayer is as good as its single player

What are we all playing this weekend?

What are we clicking on this week? And what are YOU clicking on this week?

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Release Date for Switch Leaked by Amazon Mexico

Today we have Amazon Mexico that seems to have leaked the launch date of Luigi's Mansion 3 which will be on October 4, 2020.

Who is your favorite videogame villain?

How would we measure good without evil? I suppose by contrasting it with neutrality or inaction, but that's an unhelpful answer. By setting our heroes up against villains, of course! Batman has the Joker, Holmes has Moriarty, The Flash has, um, Reverse-Flash. But what about our videogame protagonists?Who is your favorite videogame villain? Here are some of our favorites, let us know yours in the comments below.

The Coalition Removes All Tobacco Smoking References From Gears 5

The Coalition has taken a conscious effort to eliminate every tobacco smoking element from Gears 5 which could negatively affect children during E-Sports

PS5 & Xbox Scarlett SSDs Will Have Biggest Impact on Open World Titles

Will Traxler of Traxmaster Software was asked for his thoughts on the SSDs for PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, and how they could improve the performance of games.

Man of Medan Official PC System Requirements Requires 80GB Space for a Small Episode

The official system requirements for The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, a new horror title from the creators of Until Dawn, appeared on Steam

Ubisoft Games On Massive Discounts At Fanatical

Grab Ubisoft AAA titles at up to 70% off only on Fanatical, listed are some of the best games in recent history. Download Ubisoft Games Now

Man of Medan, Supermassive’s First Horror Game in The Dark Pictures Anthology Franchise, Gets System Requirements

Supermassive revealed the official system requirements for Man of Medan, their new survival horror game due to release on August 30th.

Why merely Attack when you can Riddle with Holes?

I love how games dress your powers up to make them sound really exciting, I always have, but the game which really got me thinking about it recently was Slay the Spire. I have a big crush on it right now - I don't know why it took me so long to get around to playing it.In Slay the Spire, what you're doing sounds great. You don't simply hit someone a few times: you Riddle with Holes. You don't simply do damage and draw another card: you Headbutt. And you don't damage every time you play a card: you Choke. It goes on and on.I love what this does. I love how it obscures a mundane truth lurking backstage. Because behind it all, it's just numbers. We all know that, just like we know an illusionist on the stage isn't doing magic for real, but we suspend our disbelief because it's more fun. If you really wanted to, you could reduce it to a spreadsheet with numbers on, but why would you want to?Read more

Origins Of All Playable Characters In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has over 30 playable superheroes. Who are all these heroes? Let's take a look at the Origins Of All Playable Characters In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.

Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid?

Saturday night's alright for fighting... or, y'know, just staying in, playing some games, watching a movie, eating some good food. My days of having a fight every single Saturday night went out with Global Hypercolor shirts and McDonald's b...

Nintendo Releases Another Trailer For Dr. Mario World To With The Release Of The Game

Dr. Mario World trailer is released by Nintendo after the launch of the mobile game based on the retro Dr. Mario World, defeat all the viruses as Dr. Mario

Wings of Darkness for PS4 and PC Gets Spectacular Gameplay Trailer; Coming in English This Year

Independent studio Production Exabilities released a brand new gameplay trailer of its upcoming game Wings of Darkness for PS4 and PC.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses will feature same-sex romance options for certain characters

The latest Fire Emblem game is almost here, as fans only need to wait more two weeks until the game's launch, on July 26th. Spoilers and information...

Wing of Darkness ‘2019 Official Trailer’

Developer Production Exabilities has released the official 2019 trailer for Wing of Darkness. The high-speed aerial shooter sees players soar the sky in metallic wings to push back the forces of darkness and protect the world. Players will “guide the brave Fräuleins through their relationships at home and as they grow into their roles as …

DOOM Has Stayed Relevant Due To Universal Theme Of Good Vs Evil, Says Producer

Rip and Tear, until it's done.

Survey Shows More Interest In Netflix-style Game Streaming Over Stadia’s Model

Potential bad news for Google and Microsoft.

Dead Cells Hype Squad – The TouchArcade Show #407

On this week's episode of The TouchArcade Show, we kick things off talking about some new data Facebook exposed regarding who is advertising to you which is ... just a lil' creepy.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Potentially Coming October 4th Via Retailer Leak – Rumor

The month seems right for the spooky adventure game.

Factorio devs take G2A up on its chargeback offer

Players of indie management and construction sim Factorio are kept up to date on the game's progress via regular blog updates every Friday, and while the latest of those noted a record low number of bug reports, it also went on to address recent developments in the G2A saga.Key resale marketplace G2A has come under fire due to the number of Steam keys sold there that are obtained with stolen credit cards. This is a particular problem for indie developers like Wube, creators of Factorio, who have to pay an average chargeback fee of $20 for every cancelled transaction. They also have to go through and manually revoke all those Steam keys, but having to pay for the privilege of being stolen from must sting. They write, "we estimate the total amount of fees we paid because of chargebacks is about $6,600." Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}The number would be even higher but after receiving "a ton of chargeback and fraud issues in 2016", now direct sales of Factorio are done through the Humble Widget. G2A recently announced they would be using an auditing company to find illegal keys on their marketplace, and not only refunding any developer who had to pay chargebacks, but paying them 10 times the amount they lost.As Wube's PR and community manager Scott Klonan writes, "I emailed G2A about the article and their 'vow' last week, and they are not exactly prompt in terms of dealing with the request. I have a list of all the Steam keys I had to revoke because they were purchased fraudulently, and G2A offered to check the keys. Currently this is where the story ends, they haven't replied to my last email (2 days ago) sending them the keys and asking how many of them were sold on the website."Wube's current stance is that they would prefer that players buy Factorio either directly from them or their official partners, which gives players the benefit of their 28-day refund policy and direct customer support. But if you're thinking of buying from a reseller like G2A, Wube's position is the same as a lot of other indie devs: "we would rather you pirate Factorio."

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled And NBA 2K19 Top June EU And US PlayStation Store Charts

The tale of the bandicoot and the basketball.

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Walk Master’

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to.

Rebellion CEO Says Money Biggest Factor In Epic Games Store Exclusive Deals

All about that dolla, holla holla.

WWE 2K19 Extreme Rules Simulation: Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley Last Man Standing Match Results

In this WWE 2K19 Extreme Rules simulation, a look at potential Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley results in a Last Man Standing Match.

MLB The Show 19: June Monthly Awards Features Charlie Blackmon, DJ LeMahieu, More

Charlie Blackmon has been awarded the player of the month award for June on MLB The Show 19. Many others walked away with awards as well.

Latest Persona 5 Royal Video Shows All-New Combat Mechanics, Hangout Spots, And Minigames

The third Morgana Report details a ton of new content coming to P5R, from the darts minigame to new Baton Pass and persona mechanics.

Madden NFL 20 Gets Four New Inductees Into The “99 Club”

Four more get the big 99.

‘Mighty Quest For Epic Loot’ Guide: How to Get the Best Gear for Free

Kids, looting in real life is bad. Never do it. Looting in video games? Well, that's a different story. Sometimes the loot grind can be a drag, but when it's the entire point of the game and is played for laughs to boot, as it is in Ubisoft's action RPG Mighty Quest For Epic Loot [appprice...

Gears 5 Will Eliminate Depictions Of Smoking

The action game won't be lighting up in this installment.

Twisted Wonderland The Hades-Inspired Ignihyde House

The official website for Twisted Wonderland has added introductions to the Ignihyde House students, based off Hades from Hercules. Additionally, the protagonist’s partner, a cat named Grim, has also been introduced.

PC game storefronts compared: what you need to know about retailers and resellers

Now that physical media is all but phased out, most PC game purchases happen on one of a few big game launchers. If you're buying games direct from one of these stores—Steam, Origin,, GOG, the Epic Games Store, etc—anything you purchase is plopped directly into your library. But even if you leave the walls of these launchers, you're probably buying a 'key' that can be redeemed on one of them. That's where buying PC games gets a bit murky.Publishers generate keys to pack in with physical special editions, or to sell through Humble Bundles, or to sell digital copies on Amazon and other retailers. There are also key resellers like G2A (not to be confused with retailers) where anyone who has a key can list it on a marketplace. A developer/publisher generated that key at some point, but after that, it could've changed hands several times before making its way to you.  Amazon Prime Day deals: see all the best early offers right here. body .hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:16px 0;}@media (min-width:600px){._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{margin:0;min-height:128px;float:right;clear:none;width:50%;}.fancy_box_body ._hawk.subtitle~.hawk-widget[data-widget-type=price]{float:none;width:100%;}}.icon~.hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body .buyingguide .product{float:right;width:40%;}}Here, briefly, is how the business of selling PC games works, from the big stores down to the controversial key resellers, and our recommendations for where to get your games.

Amazon Prime Day: Best Tabletop Gaming Deals (US)

Ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2019, here are the best deals that you should keep your eye on.
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