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  1. Ben Brode, the charismatic former boss of Blizzard's card battler Hearthstone, has finally revealed his new project. It's called Marvel Snap, and is a new multiplayer collectible card game filled with comic book characters. Brode quit Blizzard back in 2018, after more than 15 years at the company, and before its more recent troubles became public. Alongside others who had worked with him to launch Hearthstone, Brode went on to found his own studio, Second Dinner, which has been working on Marvel Snap ever since with Chinese outfit Nuverse, the gaming arm of TikTok owner Bytedance. Snap's focus is on short, unique matches which "cut out the fluff" and last around three minutes total. Player decks are smaller - 15 cards or fewer - and both players act simultaneously, rather than waiting for the other person to finish. Read more View the full article
  2. System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has joined the growing selection of artists contributing to upcoming music-themed first-person shooter Metal: Hellsinger. Metal: Hellsinger, which was revealed back in June 2020, is the work of developer The Outsiders - the studio co-founded by former Battlefield 3 lead designer and Payday 2 director David Goldfarb - and promises to developer plenty of furious gun-based demon-slaying, all synced up to a metal soundtrack. Each of the game's stages will feature its own track, with the player's power increasing - alongside the complexity of the music, from atmospheric background ambience all the way up to big metal anthems - if they manage to keep their attacks timed to the beat. Read more View the full article
  3. This week on the Eurogamer Newscast - now also available in audio form! - we're talking PlayStation Plus Premium, and our thoughts on whether it's worth the price based on what we know so far. The thing is, there are still several questions about what it will provide - even now, less than a week away from its initial rollout in Asia. What is its full game list? How good will its streaming be? And how soon should we expect newer games like Ratchet & Clank and Horizon Forbidden West to turn up on the service? The biggest difference between PlayStation Plus Premium and Xbox Game Pass is, of course, the lack of big new first-party games launching into Plus on day one. But, with Starfield's delay to 2023, Microsoft might not have any on Game Pass this year either. How will Xbox counter? Joining me to discuss all that and more are Eurogamer news reporters Ed Nightingale, Victoria Kennedy and Ishraq Subhan. Read more View the full article
  4. At first glance it's hard to tell if Warner Bros. MultiVersus, a Smash Bros.-like fighting game featuring various Warner-owned characters like Batman, that yellow dog off of Adventure Time, and Shaggy, is more of a quick hustle piggybacking on misplaced metaverse hype, or an actually-quite-fun video game. Either way we were equal parts intrigued and horrified by that latest trailer, so we've been playing a little of its closed alpha in our spare time and honestly, we're still not sure what to make of it. So we decided to have a chat and figure things out. Martin Robinson: So, multiverses are quite the thing now I guess? I just went to see Everything Everywhere All at Once at the Weekend, which was great! And then I just played Warner Bros' MultiVersus, which is also a thing… Chris Tapsell: Loony Toons Metaweb 3.0 you mean Read more View the full article
  5. Metroid Dread is the latest entry into the Metroid series that released for the Nintendo Switch consoles in October 2021, and now it's on sale for just £30 at UK retailer Currys. If you've been looking for a new game to play on your Nintendo Switch or Switch OLED, then Metroid Dread is a great choice- whether you're a veteran of the franchise or haven't played a Metroid game before. It's worth noting that you'll be eligible for free delivery if you bump up your basket value to more than £50. So if you've been meaning to pick up any more games or other tech goodies, you should check out what else Curry has on offer, like Pokemon Arceus for £34.99 when you use the code SWFNDD at checkout. Read more View the full article
  6. It's nearly time for the inaugural Game Club and we're so excited about it. No one has ever invited us to something like a book club before! And that's exactly what this is: a chance for us all - you and us - to wear knitted jumpers and talk passionately about a game we've all been playing. And the game, in this case, is the free game we gave away to premium supporters earlier this month: the lovely Castlevania Anniversary Collection. What did you think of it? Did you manage to get through all nine games? I'll be bloody impressed if you have. Which did you like the most? Perhaps you have some burning hot-take you can't wait to share. Well, save it for Game Club. There'll be a few of us and we'll be live right here from 2pm tomorrow. We hope you'll join us too. All you need is a packet of biscuits and your brain, and you're good to go. You can even pretend it's work - I'll clear it with your manager for you. Read more View the full article
  7. Evil Dead developer Saber Interactive has joined up with Aspyr to work on the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake. During the Q4 Embracer Group report, board member Matthew Karch revealed that Aspyr and Saber Interactive were now working together on the remake, calling it a "massive product". "Aspyr has gone full in to make this the best game that they can make. When we acquired Aspyr, we knew from the start that they would require our assistance [and] Saber has tremendous expertise in creating these types of products," he said. Read more View the full article
  8. Ancient Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins looks set to receive a 60fps update for current-gen consoles in the near future. The update has not yet been officially announced by Ubisoft, but details of its impending arrival on PlayStation 5 were scooped up by PlayStationSize, a Twitter account which regularly crawls behind the scenes of the PlayStation Store. Patch notes for the update include an option to enable a "higher framerate" on PS5, and a "franchise menu". The update is expected to launch next week. Read more View the full article
  9. A father is attempting to launch a class-action lawsuit against Hearthstone maker Blizzard, after his daughter secretly spent more than $300 on packs without getting all the cards they wanted. Arizona man Nathan Harris is trying to launch the suit, which claims Hearthstone tricks players into non-refundable purchases without knowing the odds of rare cards (thanks, Polygon). In particular, Harris complains that his daughter - who used his credit card without asking - did not realise you could not get a refund from packs which "almost never received any valuable cards". The game also lacks parental controls, Harris complained. Read more View the full article
  10. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release in Q4 2022, CD Projekt has confirmed. The announcement was made as part of the seventh anniversary celebrations for the game's release on last-gen consoles and PC. This is welcome news for Witcher fans, who last month got the bad news that the upgrade was delayed indefinitely after its development was moved in-house from Saber Interactive. Read more View the full article
  11. Borderlands 3 will be available free for the next week on the Epic Store. As part of The Vault, the looter shooter is available from today until 26th May. More free games will follow afterwards every Thursday. The news comes as part of the Epic Mega Sale, which has discounts up to 75 percent on over 1600 games and add-ons. Read more View the full article
  12. Despite E3's cancellation this year, the game industry is continuing with its own series of events. Not to be outdone by the console platform-holders, the annual PC Gaming Show makes a return on 12th June at 8.30pm UK time. That's shortly after Microsoft's Xbox and Bethesda showcase which starts at 6pm UK time. Read more View the full article
  13. The LG C1 OLED is the top Digital Foundry 4K TV pick - and now it's down to an incredible low price at Amazon UK, nearly 50% off its original RRP of £1699. That's an incredible deal for a 4K TV with four HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K 120Hz gaming, a beautiful OLED panel and support for VRR on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. The C1 OLED remains our top pick even after the launch of the C2, for a few reasons. First, the C2 lacks the 120Hz Black Frame Insertion (BFI) feature that we really appreciated on the C1. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it's currently £1000 more expensive - and even with a brighter OLED panel, the C2 just isn't worth paying more than double the price. Here's what we wrote about the LG C1 in our Best 4K TV coverage: Read more View the full article
  14. Max Hoberman, CEO of Halo co-developer Certain Affinity, has shared a message with staff regarding recent political events, namely those involving personal health and privacy matters and the recent draft from the US Supreme Court to potentially overturn Roe vs. Wade. "As a business leader it's exceptionally difficult to navigate highly politicised issues like transgender and abortion rights. But I'm not content to sit back and say or do nothing," he tweeted, before sharing an in-depth message he had sent out to his employees. This message reads: "It is appalling that states, including the [Certain Affinity] headquarters' home state of Texas, are wading into what I consider personal health and privacy matters. Recently this encompassed gross intrusions on the rights and dignity of transgender youth, putting politics over the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of a vulnerable population, and threatening their families, friends, doctors and other supporters. Read more View the full article
  15. With there being so many great Nintendo Switch games out there like Monster Hunter Rise and Kirby and the Forgotten Land, your Switch console's storage can fill up fast when you have all of them downloaded and ready to play when you feel like it. What's great about using a Switch however, is you can have multiple microSD cards ready with those games downloaded, so when you're tired of one game and want a different one to play, you can just swap out a card instead of uninstalling and downloading each game. If you're in need of some extra storage for your Switch games, the SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD memory cards are a great choice, and right now you can save a chunk of money on the 128GB versions in both the US and the UK at Amazon. Read more View the full article
  16. Square Enix is continuing to support Babylon's Fall with a second season of content, despite the fact barely anyone is playing it. Game directors Kenji Saito and Takahisa Sugiyama were interviewed and discussed difficulties with developing a live service game. "It is our first time developing and amending content after release as part of a live service, so we need to prioritise player feedback above all else. In that sense, it really brings home the realisation that this game is very much a service as well as a standalone product," said Saito. Read more View the full article
  17. When Infinity Ward officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 last month, all we got was a logo and a lot of confused people wondering why it would announce a game released in 2009. Fortunately (or to the chagrin of Activision), there have since been numerous leaks revealing what's ahead for the first-person shooter series. First, there's a brand-new game mode called DMZ, an extraction-style mode similar to Escape From Tarkov. Read more View the full article
  18. Up to 100 people may lose their jobs as EA cuts customer support staff at its US office in Austin, and its European hub in Galway. Staff affected currently support live operations on FIFA 22, Kotaku reported, among other games. EA has confirmed the layoffs and said the job losses would ultimately "reduce complexity and increase our efficiency, flexibility and scalability". Read more View the full article
  19. We may not have a release date yet, but Sony has revealed the accessibility features in its forthcoming God of War Ragnarok. It follows on from the likes of Spider Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and The Last of Us Part Two in having an extensive suite of options. "Not only have we redesigned our UI to allow for more flexibility and readability, but we have also rebuilt controller remapping from the ground up and added more customization to our combat and interaction systems. We have retained all our accessibility features from 2018's God of War and expanded upon them to include more than 60 ways to adjust gameplay to best suit your style and needs," reads a PlayStation Blog on the topic. Read more View the full article
  20. You can now watch the first episode of the Pokémon: Hisuian Snow anime series on YouTube or through Pokémon TV. The show's debut episode, which is called "Onto the Icy Blue", introduces us to a boy named Alec. During his youth, Alec was led to believe that Pokémon and people could not live peacefully together. This is due to the Pokémon's powers, which the humans fear. However, when an older and wiser Alec goes to visit his father the Hisui region (of Arceus fame), he starts to look back on his childhood and recalls an encounter with a wild and (characteristically) timid Zorua. It is a short but adorable watch, and perfect to enjoy with a nice cup of tea. So, that's your cue. Pop the kettle on, then come back and settle on in with the first episode, which can be watched below. Read more View the full article
  21. It's time to return to the mid-Atlantic island of Everon — a 52km² microstate, which many of you will remember from Arma: Cold War Assault. This iconic terrain has been reimagined and faithfully restored, undoubtedly becoming our most photorealistic and beautiful environment to date. Thanks to new possibilities, made available through our next-gen Enfusion engine, we have recreated the jewel of the Malden Islands for a 1989 setting. So gear-up, set out, and explore! Take in the many sights and vistas. The glittering ocean bays, lakes, and rivers. The forests, hills and pastures, animated by the shadows of rolling clouds. There is so much to discover! But what's an Arma game without conflict? Arma Reforger's Conflict game mode returns players to war. Join US or Soviet forces in a dynamic, multiplayer, team versus team scenario. Build support structures and defenses, oversee logistics, and capture key objectives by working together. To survive and overcome the enemy, you'll also have to rely on your wits and fieldcraft. Make no mistake, your map and compass will be every bit as important as the rifle in your hands. In addition to this, Arma Reforger's playable content is supported with a real-time mission editor; Game Master. In this titular role, players can curate events, set tasks, and dynamically respond to other players on the battlefield, setting down challenges, compositions, and more. No combat encounter will be the same and if you're one of those in the midst of the action, you'll have to think fast to stay alive. Last but not least, for our talented modding community, there's a lot of new tools available. In fact, we're sharing the very same technology used to make Arma Reforger — giving you an enormous amount of creative freedom. All these programs are collected on one site known as Workbench. Although only accessible to PC users, addons can be published on Arma Reforger's exclusive mod repository, the Workshop, for everyone, including console players, to enjoy! And remember, all of this is just the beginning of the evolution of the Arma franchise. That being said, Arma 3 is and still will be supported – from events featuring community content to community live streams and more. For more information on Arma Reforger, or if you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page[reforger.armaplatform.com] page. If you want to download Workbench, check our DEV HUB[reforger.armaplatform.com]. Explore Bohemia Interactive’s webpages that present the past, present and future of Arma. Arma Platform[armaplatform.com] congregates all the Arma titles, easy access to the games themselves and information. Arma Reforger[reforger.armaplatform.com] addresses the latest installment in the Arma series. Arma 4 web[arma4.com] will outline the upcoming title in the future. For more news and updates, be sure to follow Arma Reforger on Facebook[facebook.com], Twitter, YouTube, Instagram[instagram.com], Tik Tok[tiktok.com], and Steam.View the full article
  22. A lil somethin somethin: You can find the details for this event on the announcement page [url=https://steamcommunity.com/ogg/107410/announcements/detail/3183493940572308399]here[/url].View the full article
  23. Today brings a look at gameplay for Fallout: London, the upcoming Fallout 4 PC mod that lets you explore the UK's post-apocalyptic capital. It's planned to be about the size of the base game's Commonwealth map, making this a hugely ambitious piece of DLC. "The mod encapsulates the gritty, adventurous nature of the Fallout games with a new world, factions, storylines, NPCs, weapons, creatures, and much more! This all comes together in a package tied with a uniquely British bow," reads the press release. Read more View the full article
  24. A new mod for God of War shows off something I never imagined - but now I've seen it, I can't take my eyes off it: Homer and Bart Simpson stepping into the shoes of Kratos and Atreus. Oh, and you know The Stranger (wink wink) we all meet at the beginning of the game - well, thanks to this mod, he becomes the Hi-diddly-hoing Ned Flanders. The mod comes from Omega Fantasy (via IGN) and uses the character models from 2003's The Simpson's Hit and Run. And to be honest, if all this mod did was swap out God of War's characters for those from Hit and Run, it would have still been an incredibly amusing watch. Read more View the full article
  25. Call of Duty Warzone's big Operation Monarch event, which sees the invasion of Caldera by King Kong and Godzilla, has been huge hit - with players finding ever more inventive ways to attack the great beasts. But now, players have also found a questionable method of farming XP - in King Kong's private parts. A clip posted on the Warzone subreddit shows a player flying a helicopter toward's King Kong's giant testicles (which is easier said than done as Kong tends to crush anyone that heads towards him). Read more View the full article
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