Soapbox: The NYT Thinks We’re Gaming Too Much, But It’s One Of The Only Things Keeping Me Sane

It’s that time of year again: a large publication has had decided that kids play too many games, and this time it’s a COVID-flavoured special, courtesy of the New York Times, designed to make parents feel guilty for letting their energy-filled children play video games after being cooped up all day doing online school. I …

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Bloodborne is Getting a Fan-Made PlayStation X Demake

Bloodborne celebrated its fifth anniversary last year, and Sony seemingly has no plans to change the game’s PlayStation 4 exclusivity even after all this time. A fan has decided to take things into her own hands instead, but perhaps not for the platform you expected. Lilymeister, otherwise known as @b0tster on Twitter, is demaking the …

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Secret Sony Studio in San Diego is Working on Expanding ‘Existing Franchises’

Sony’s not-so-secret secret San Diego studio (no, not San Diego Studio) appears to be hard at work on “expand[ing]…existing franchises,” if a LinkedIn profile update for former studio head and senior director of Visual Arts at PlayStation World Wide Studios, Michael Mumbauer, is to be believed. His profile includes the following paragraph: His latest achievement …

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Daily Reaction: Let’s Talk About That New York Times Article About Increased Screen Time for Children

Ah, the good old wheel of video game discourse keeps on spinning. It seems we’ve landed back on the “too much screen time/video games/ internet is harmful to children” topic, with the ongoing pandemic leading to increases in screen time/video games/internet for children—and let’s be honest, increases for most people. The latest surge in the …

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Put words in game characters’ mouths with this fascinating text to speech tool

Machine learning is absolutely fascinating and yet I mostly just enjoy when people use impressive tech to create weird skits and memes. That’s exactly what everyone appears to be doing with an extremely impressive machine-learning tool that lets you type in text for various characters to say out loud. Want GLaDOS to read you bedtime …

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Apex Legends Season 8 and Aussie explosives expert, Fuse, arrive in February

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 19:20 GMT Respawn Entertainment has announced that Apex Legends Season 8 will go live on February 2, and it will introduce Fuse – the 16th Legend. In a press release paired with a brand new Stories from the Outlands video, Respawn describes Fuse as “the laid-back explosives expert” …

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Exclusive: Hands-on with The Medium on Xbox Series X

One of the most-discussed titles we revealed in 2020 was The Medium, a psychological horror game developed by Polish developer Bloober Team, coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. Bloober Team has made its name with well-received and envelope-pushing horror games, including Observer, Layers of Fear, and Blair Witch. Each of these …

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Japan: Nintendo creates Twitter account to deliver corporate and Investor Relations news

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has announced today that they have created a brand new Twitter account thats sole purpose is to disclose corporate and Investor Relations news. The company will also share financial announcements and other corporate-focused information using the account. You can follow the new account here, The next Nintendo financial earnings release is due …

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Only Hitman 2 Players Can Carry Progression Into Hitman 3, Launch Trailer Introduces a New World of Assassination

When Hitman 3 is released later this week, players will be able to play the entire World of Assassination trilogy within the game. Those who’ve already played Hitman 2 can carry their existing progression into the game. If you’ve only played Hitman and don’t own Hitman 2, you’re out of luck. Hitman 2 players can …

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Cyberpunk 2077’s Late Development, “Fake Demo,” And More Details Revealed As CDPR Responds

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of the generation and a large part of that was due to the reputation CD Projekt Red had with gamers and the excitement to experience something new from The Witcher studio. Despite that excitement, reports pre-launch painted a dire picture about what development was like for the …

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Nuts, the adventure game about squirrel surveillance, comes to Switch and PC in February

Nuts, a game all about keeping your eyes on squirrels as they get up to no good, finally has a release date on PC and Switch. The game is set to launch on Apple Arcade first on January 22 before landing on PC and Switch on February 4. “Gear up your caravan, boot up your …

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TAURONOS Review

The ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth is a classic tale of terror, awe, and a hero overcoming all the odds. In the old stories, the Minotaur is half-bull and half-man, imprisoned in a labyrinth on the island of Crete, and Theseus navigates the maze to kill the monster. It feels that …

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Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France

© Nintendo We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France’s best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in the region, including the usual suspects like …

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Bloober Team Debuts Live Action Trailer for The Medium

For the upcoming launch of its psychological horror title, The Medium, Bloober Team released a live-action trailer to give a glimpse of the mystery only a medium can solve. Produced in cooperation with award-winning VFX and animation studio Platige Image, with the talented Paweł Maślona as director as well as Academy Award nominee and BAFTA-winning …

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Team Super Mushroom have won the Super Mario 35th anniversary Splatoon 2 Splatfest

A few days ago, you may recall that Splatoon 2‘s Splatfest that celebrated the Super Mario franchise’s 35th anniversary had officially begun. The Splatfest was between Team Super Mushroom and Team Super Star. Well, the Splatfest has just come to an end, so that means that the results are now in. It was close. Team …

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Duncan Halleck is a concept artist and illustrator currently working on Utopia Syndrome, an upcoming point-and-click horror/adventure game. You can see more of Duncan’s stuff at his ArtStation page. Advertisement G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement