• Ghost Of Tsushima Combat Designer Discusses The Difficulties Of Katana Balance

    Ghost Of Tsushima Combat Designer Discusses The Difficulties Of Katana Balance
    One of the big challenges when designing a game based largely around realistic sword combat is finding the right balance so that attacks feel powerful without combat relying on one-hit kills (unless you take the Bushido Blade path). When designing PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions had to find the right balance, and now the game's senior combat designer has provided a deep dive into what their process looked like.In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Theodore Fishman has delv
  • Hitman 3 Dartmoor Assassination Guide: How To Unlock Every Challenge

    Hitman 3 Dartmoor Assassination Guide: How To Unlock Every Challenge
    In Hitman 3, there's murder in the air at Dartmoor mansion, as Agent 47 finds himself caught in the middle of a battle for succession. Not only has a member of the Carlisle family been murdered in his sleep, but the head of the family is also in danger of being next on the killer's list. It's up to Agent 47 to stop that from happening and finish the job himself.For more guides, be sure to read our Hitman 3 mission 2 story walkthrough for Dartmoor (Murder in the Family). Otherwise, read our other
  • Pizza Hut Wants To Deliver Pizzas By Drone

    Pizza Hut Wants To Deliver Pizzas By Drone
    When drone technology first started to emerge as a new viable, flyable conveyance the pitch by engineers and companies emphasized the pragmatic: Drones would be a way to make unmanned deliveries, for example, of textbooks to students who live far away from schools. Many years later, and the promise for drone tech's future is now reportedly in delivering pizzas to government-approved landing zones, because this is what 2021 looks like.The Wall Street Journal has filed a report indicating that Piz
  • Twitch Indefinitely Bans Donald Trump

    Twitch Indefinitely Bans Donald Trump
    Twitch has indefinitely banned Donald Trump. Previously, the streaming platform temporarily suspended Trump's Twitch account after the Capitol attacks. Now, with the ban, Trump cannot make another account nor appeal Twitch's decision.In a statement to The Verge, a Twitch spokesperson stated, "We have indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence.""The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to acti
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  • PS5, Xbox Series X Bundles Available At GameStop On Thursday

    PS5, Xbox Series X Bundles Available At GameStop On Thursday
    It's been tough trying to snag a PS5 or Xbox Series X in 2021, but GameStop has announced customers will have another chance this Thursday, January 21. The video game retailer plans to restock PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch bundles, though a limited number of units is expected, so you'll want to be quick if you want a new console.Unfortunately, it's unclear exactly when the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S will be restocked. GameStop's Twitter account will post when they're live, but you can al
  • Freaks And Geeks Hits Hulu On January 25

    Freaks And Geeks Hits Hulu On January 25
    Hulu has announced that starting on January 25, fans of Paul Feig's coming-of-age high school drama Freaks and Geeks will be able to stream the show on the platform. The streaming service also confirmed that its original soundtrack will remain intact.The show was previously available on other networks and platforms, like FXX and Netflix. However, due licensing disputes, these brief revivals of Freaks and Geeks contained altered scenes where music cues were changed and an almost entirely differen
  • Crunchyroll Wants To Get More Anime Games Into Western Markets

    Crunchyroll Wants To Get More Anime Games Into Western Markets
    Crunchyroll has been a prominent name in the anime industry for years now. The company has been the go-to for anime streaming for a while, but it has expanded into other ventures in recent years, with one of the most interesting being video game publishing.In 2016, Crunchyroll Games began publishing games based on anime or original titles featuring anime-like art styles--the most recent of which, Princess Connect! Re:Dive, released in the US on January 19 after a successful launch in Asia back i
  • Six Asteroids Will Pass Close To Earth Today

    Six Asteroids Will Pass Close To Earth Today
    Six asteroids will pass by Earth on January 20, which just so happens to be Inauguration Day in the US (via ZME Science). Fortunately, or unfortunately--depending on if you have a nihilistic wish for 2021 to just be over already--the asteroids will not collide with our planet.According to ZME science, the closest one will pass Earth by roughly the same distance that the moon is located at. You can view all of the asteroids' data over at NASAs Center For Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).If you'r
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  • Valve Founder Gabe Newell Reacts To Cyberpunk 2077 Controversy

    Valve Founder Gabe Newell Reacts To Cyberpunk 2077 Controversy
    Cyberpunk 2077 had one of the most commercially successful launches of all-time for an RPG back in December, but the game's last-gen edition was marred with issues that prompted class-action lawsuits. Valve founder Gabe Newell has now shared his thoughts on the situation, telling New Zealand's TVNZ that he has a lot of sympathy for the developers at CD Projekt Red, adding that he believes the Polish studio will do what it can to make things right as time goes on."I have a lot of sympathy with a
  • Riz Ahmed Explains Why Turned Down Big Money To Make Sound Of Metal

    Riz Ahmed Explains Why Turned Down Big Money To Make Sound Of Metal
    After starring in the box office smashes Rogue One and Venom, actor Riz Ahmed had a choice to make: continue to pursue big commercial projects and make a lot of money or try something else. He chose the latter and went on to star in Sound of Metal, and now he's explained some of his thinking and why it was ultimately the right decision for him and his career.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Ahmed said he had a strong gut feeling about Sound of Metal, in which he plays a drummer who begins to
  • Apex Legends Season 8 Mayhem Launch Trailer Drops Tomorrow

    Apex Legends Season 8 Mayhem Launch Trailer Drops Tomorrow
    The official launch trailer for Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem is set to go live tomorrow morning, January 21 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, the Apex Legends Twitter account announced.The trailer will introduce the brand-new legend Walter "Fuse" Fitzroy, a guy who loves bombs. According to the trailer's description on YouTube, which fans can set a reminder for once it goes live, "not everyone back on Salvo is happy" about Fuse joining the Apex Games. We'll also have the trailer embedded here once it's li
  • Elon Musk "Probably Won't Sue" Indie Dev Looking To Use SpaceX Assets

    Elon Musk "Probably Won't Sue" Indie Dev Looking To Use SpaceX Assets
    Lyubomir Vladimirov, a Bulgarian indie dev, has been on a mission for the past six months or so: Get Elon Musk to approve his use of the SpaceX name and logos in his upcoming survival sim set on Mars. After over 150 tweets at the tech giant, Vladimirov finally got a response on January 13.You can steal our name/logos & we probably won’t sue you— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 13, 2021 In a reply to one of Vladimirov's tweets, Musk replied "you can steal our name/logos and we proba
  • Fortnite Predator Challenges: Where To Find Predator's Apartment

    Fortnite Predator Challenges: Where To Find Predator's Apartment
    Predator has arrived in Fortnite and he's brought a number of challenges with him. The hardest one will task you with defeating the intergalactic hunter, but one challenge will have you track down Predator's apartment while wearing the Predator skin. This guide will show you its exact location and how to get there quickly.These challenges dropped on Wednesday, so be prepared to fight your way to completing them. Everyone in standard battle royale lobbies is trying to do the same challenges.Where
  • Jake Gyllenhall Reflects On Donnie Darko's 20th Anniversary

    Jake Gyllenhall Reflects On Donnie Darko's 20th Anniversary
    The strange and surreal sci-fi thriller Donnie Darko was released 20 years ago this week, and to celebrate the anniversary, star Jake Gyllenhaal has shared some behind-the-scenes images and anecdotes.Posting on Instagram, Gyllenhaal said Donnie Darko changed his life and his career and he remarked that it's been "unreal" to witness new audiences learn about the film. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jake Gyllenhaal (@jakegyllenhaal) Continue Reading at GameSpot
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Steps Down

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Steps Down
    Polarizing Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai has stepped down from his post. This was a move Pai signaled back in November and would follow through on when then President-Elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. Fans of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver may recall a 2017 episode on net neutrality that specifically targeted and dissected Pai's enthusiasm for both drinking from a novelty-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cup mug and also an FCC proposal that would no longer classify broadband internet as
  • Pokemon Go Johto Celebration Event Detailed, Features Shiny Miltank And More

    Pokemon Go Johto Celebration Event Detailed, Features Shiny Miltank And More
    Pokemon Go's Kanto Tour is just a few weeks away, and developer Niantic has been spotlighting different regions of the Pokemon world in the lead up to the event. The Hoenn Celebration is currently underway, and it will be followed next week by a Johto Celebration, which we've now learned more about.Featured Johto PokemonThe Johto Celebration kicks off at 10 AM local time on January 26 and runs until 8 PM local time on January 31. Throughout the event, the following Gen 2 Pokemon will appear in t
  • Valve Has Multiple New Games In Development, According To Gabe Newell

    Valve Has Multiple New Games In Development, According To Gabe Newell
    After the success of Half Life: Alyx (the first Half Life game in 13 years), Valve co-founder and CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed that Valve has multiple games in the pipeline, and is looking to focus on more single-player experiences.In an interview with 1 News, Newell talked about how Alyx's release brought new energy to the studio. "Alyx was great -- to be back doing single-player games, that created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that," Newell said. "We definitely have g
  • Minecraft Update Adds Glowing Squid

    Minecraft Update Adds Glowing Squid
    Mojang has now added a Glow Squid to Minecraft following a fan vote on the next mob held at its Minecraft Live virtual event. But while the squid is available in the game, it won't pop up naturally, so you'll have to know how to find one.TechRaptor reports that the time being, at least, Glow Squid eggs can only be found in the creative inventory. Once you kill a Glow Squid, you can get a bioluminescent ink sack that you can use to make glowing text. Just combine the ink sack with another item at
  • Minecraft Update Adds Glow Squid

    Minecraft Update Adds Glow Squid
    Minecraft has debuted an all-new monster called the Glow Squid, and it's all because of the fans' votes from the recent Minecraft Live virtual event. The squid doesn't just come about naturally, however, so we'll let you know how you can find it.TechRaptor reports that the time being, at least, Glow Squid eggs can only be found in the creative inventory. Once you kill a Glow Squid, you can get a bioluminescent ink sack that you can use to make glowing text. Just combine the ink sack with another
  • Final Alex Trebek Jeopardy! Episode Draws Record-Setting 14 Million Viewers

    Final Alex Trebek Jeopardy! Episode Draws Record-Setting 14 Million Viewers
    Alex Trebek's death from pancreatic cancer back on November 8, understandably, has many people wondering about Jeopardy!'s legacy and how the show will continue. However the show ultimately proceeds, there are now numbers to put to how enduring the popular game show continues to be. According to Deadline, Trebek's final telecast of the show on January 8 averaged 14 million total viewers.Further analysis of the show's final ratings under Trebek also indicate the week of January 4 was its most-wat
  • Flash Deal Drops Nintendo Switch Online Family Subscription To Just $20 (Update: Deal Has Ended)

    Flash Deal Drops Nintendo Switch Online Family Subscription To Just $20 (Update: Deal Has Ended)
    Update: This deal seems to have now ended and returned to full price. It's rare that we see outright discounts on Nintendo Switch Online, the annual membership required to enjoy online multiplayer in games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Right now, however, you can snag a 12-month family subscription of Switch Online for $20.89 at Walmart, down from its usual price of $35. This is the cheapest we can recall ever seeing a family Switch Online membership, and the
  • Flash Deal Drops Nintendo Switch Online Family Subscription To Just $20

    Flash Deal Drops Nintendo Switch Online Family Subscription To Just $20
    It's rare that we see outright discounts on Nintendo Switch Online, the annual membership required to enjoy online multiplayer in games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Right now, however, you can snag a 12-month family subscription of Switch Online for $20.89 at Walmart, down from its usual price of $35. This is the cheapest we can recall ever seeing a family Switch Online membership, and there's a chance it could even be an error on Walmart's website, though w
  • Xbox Is Releasing A Bucket Hat, Towel, And Backpack In Australia And New Zealand

    Xbox Is Releasing A Bucket Hat, Towel, And Backpack In Australia And New Zealand
    After making waves with the Xbox Onesie, the Xbox body wash, and the greaseproof Xbox controller, the team at Xbox ANZ is back with another unexpected Xbox marketing campaign.The company has created "Summer of Xbox: Let's Play Kits" that include reversible bucket hat, a beach towel, and a backpack, all of which are stylishly stamped with Xbox logos. The items were designed by Sydney-based artist Dale Bigeni and they are meant to celebrate the start of summer (in the southern hemisphere) and the
  • Where To Buy Hitman 3 At A Discount On Release Day

    Where To Buy Hitman 3 At A Discount On Release Day
    Agent 47 is back in action in Hitman 3, which released today on consoles and PC. Hitman 3 is the final entry in the World of Assassination trilogy developed by IO Interactive. Since Hitman 3 has arrived right after the holiday season, you may be wondering how to save some cash on the excellent stealth game. Luckily, Walmart is currently selling physical copies of Hitman 3 for $10 off. Hitman 3 $50 (was $60) This deal only applies to PS5, PS4, and Xbox versions of the game. PC digital codes and t
  • Pokemon Go Mareep Incense Day Event Announced As Mega Ampharos Debuts

    Pokemon Go Mareep Incense Day Event Announced As Mega Ampharos Debuts
    A new Mega Evolution has arrived in Pokemon Go. Mega Ampharos has made its debut in Mega Raids this week, and developer Niantic is celebrating with a special Incense Day event featuring its first form, Mareep.The Incense Day event takes place this Sunday, January 24, and runs from 11 AM to 5 PM local time. Throughout the event, Mareep will appear much more frequently when you use an Incense, and you'll have a chance to encounter and catch Shiny Mareep. On top of that, if you evolve Flaaffy--Mare
  • Samurai Shodown Hits Xbox Series X|S This March, Simultaneous Launch With Season Pass 3

    Samurai Shodown Hits Xbox Series X|S This March, Simultaneous Launch With Season Pass 3
    Developer and publisher SNK has announced that its critically acclaimed 2D fighter Samurai Shodown will make its way to Xbox Series X|S on March 16, with a physical edition coming to Europe and North America through a collaboration with Koch Media.In announcing the Xbox Series X|S release date, SNK shared a trailer revealing two notable features Xbox players will get to take advantage of. The first being 120fps gameplay, giving players a smoother fighting game experience when playing Samurai Sho
  • Valorant 2.01 Patch Notes: Nerfs Jett, Revamps Split

    Valorant 2.01 Patch Notes: Nerfs Jett, Revamps Split
    Riot's competitive shooter Valorant is always evolving, and the game has already received a new patch just days after its major 2.0 update. As its number implies, Patch 2.01 isn't nearly as large or all-encompassing as the previous update, but it still contains a number of significant changes to the game, particularly to the map Split and the character Jett.As the patch notes reveal, Valorant's designers feel that the game currently allows offense-focused "duelists" like Jett to serve as substit
  • Co-Op Arcade Game Moving Out Gets Free "Moving In" Update Soon

    Co-Op Arcade Game Moving Out Gets Free "Moving In" Update Soon
    Publisher Team17, alongside co-developers DevM Games and SMG Studio, have announced that the couch cooperative moving simulator Moving Out will get a bevy of new content soon.Titled Moving In, the update adds a new game mode that tasks players with moving items from a packed van into an empty house. In other words, players will be performing the opposite of the game's name. There are 12 levels in total for players to take on, all previously used in Moving Out's standard mode. And to make the unp
  • Halo: MCC Update Will Let You Turn Off The New Halo 3 Armors

    Halo: MCC Update Will Let You Turn Off The New Halo 3 Armors
    343 Industries is rolling out some changes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, including the ability to toggle off custom armor in Halo 3 after fans spoke out.Several new armors for Halo 3 recently came to MCC, but the feedback came in swiftly that people wanted the option to keep the game looking like it did all those years ago. In response to this, 343 will add the ability to toggle off the new armors."We heard you and are happy to report that this feature is coming to MCC," the developer sa
  • Hitman 3 Progress Transfer Site Isn't Working On Launch Day

    Hitman 3 Progress Transfer Site Isn't Working On Launch Day
    Fans of the Hitman franchise were ready to shave their heads and don the suit of their favorite genetically-engineered assassin for the release of Hitman 3 today, but they've run into a nasty snag. The site that developer IO Interactive set up to allow players to carry over their progress from the previous games in the World of Assassination trilogy isn't working, and that's leading some fans to declare their frustration on social media.We're hard at work on getting IOI Account back online to en

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