Streets of Rage 4 dev reveals stunning Mark of the Wolves concept footage

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:23 GMT Nothing is in development though. Developer Lizardcube has shared what a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves could look like. As spotted by Kotaku, the Streets of Rage 4 studio shared a video on Twitter showing some concept art created by artists Ben Fiquet and …

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Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition coming to Nintendo Switch 5th March

Two Point Studios and SEGA have announced that Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition will finally be arriving on the Nintendo Switch system. Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition is set to arrive on 5th March for $39.99 and includes four downloadable content packs, two item packs, plus a new free update. Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition will include …

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Darkmoon Races Mini-Set Coming To Hearthstone This Week

Hearthstone is getting a significant update in just a few days with the Darkmoon Races Mini-Set on January 21. Over the past few years, Hearthstone has become not just the core game, but many different experiences under one roof. Don’t like Standard and dealing with the metadecks? Hearthstone’s take on auto chess, Battlegrounds, might be …

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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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Acclaimed Puzzle Platformer The Pedestrian Headed to PS4 and PS5 Later This Month

Skookum Arts has announced that its beautiful 2.5D side scrolling puzzle platformer, The Pedestrian, will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Friday, January 29th. The game first released on PC a year ago to positive critic and user reviews. Players will step into the shoes of a 2D character navigating signs in a …

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Glitch’s Trip Review

Another tough-as-nails platformer has arrived on the Xbox One, and in Glitch’s Trip you play as the titular hero who sets out to stop his home planet of Verdo from being fully sapped of its energy and life-force in order to make Moon Juice. Set across four moons, Glitch must travel to each one to …

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Community’s Paintball Episodes Have Been Turned Into A Free Online Game

Screenshot: Moto Studios / Kotaku I liked the first two seasons of Community. Then I liked the third season a bit less and then I just stopped watching. But those first seasons were good and I loved those paintball episodes a lot. And what do you know, some folks who are clearly streets ahead, created …

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Video: Nintendo Minute hold an Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter fashion show

The holiday break is done, so Nintendo Minute episodes have returned for another year. It has been a month since Kit and Krysta last did an episode, when they decided to do an Animal Crossing: New Horizons winter vlog. Well, they’re back to Animal Crossing: New Horizons yet again for this week. Kit and Krysta …

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Stone-Fiction Platformer Jet Kave Adventure Now Available

One of humanity’s greatest driving forces is… curiosity. And that’s exactly what leads our prehistoric protagonist to finding a jetpack left behind by an alien invader. In Jet Kave Adventure, the Stone Age meets Science-Fiction. We tell the story of Kave, a chief banished by his own tribe. When you meet him, Kave wanders aimlessly …

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Phasmophobia’s worst objective is getting removed, thank goodness

Yes, I know official spooks month is long past now. Yes, I am still playing Phasmophobia. The co-op ghost hunting simulation is just too much fun to mess around in with pals. The more familiar we’ve gotten with the game though, the clearer it is that there is one ghost hunting objective that is the …

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Everspace 2 is inching closer to being a modern Freelancer

When Everspace 2 was first revealed, I got a little worried. The original game is a favourite of mine, but it was very much a less-is-more kind of game. Everspace 2 promised RPG-like mechanics, loot and a few other elements that I feared could unnecessarily bloat it. Having now played the near-final Early Access build …

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition finally surfaces on Xbox One, Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Switch and PC

Having been delisted in December 2014, it looked like there was no way back for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. Purportedly removed because the licence between Oni Press and Ubisoft had expired, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was expected to enter the canon of great lost games, somewhere alongside PT and Goldeneye re-releases. …

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Daily Reaction: Destiny 2 Needs to Use New Content to Recontextualize the Old, Not Loot Reissues

I still love Destiny 2, a lot. I’ve put 3000 hours into the game, and it will continue to hold a reserved spot on my exceptionally limited PS5 SSD. I love Beyond Light, and I am eagerly looking forward to the new content and Seasons to come. I’ll still play regularly, still work to knock …

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Riders Republic will miss its February 25 release, delayed to later this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 18:12 GMT Ubisoft has delayed Riders Republic. Originally slated to release on February 25, the multiplayer game Riders Republic had now been moved to later this year. An exact date was not provided by Ubisoft, but it did say the delay will provide the team with additional time …

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Have You Played… Rage 2?

Get ready to die Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I have often related how, whilst covering E3 2018 from the UK, I was watching Bethesda’s live show at some ungodly hour in the morning, having not slept for some days because …

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Soapbox: Oh No, I Accidentally Made Animal Crossing Into A Time Capsule Of Misery

It’s fairly safe to say that we were all pretty depressed at the start of 2020, what with all the *gestures at everything*, and in March, I was in the same boat. I had just come back from a trip to Boston for PAX, a gaming expo, and the whole COVID thing started happening for …

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Anamanaguchi talks Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, 10 years later

Like Ramona skating into Scott’s life, PlayStation fans fell hard for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game when it hit PS3 in 2010. To develop the lovingly retro-inspired adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s story, Ubisoft partnered with talented creators like pixel artist Paul Robertson and chiptune pop / rock band Anamanaguchi. The art and …

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Housemarque Wants PS5 Exclusive Returnal to Offer ‘Unlimited Replay Value’

Developer Housemarque has said that it wants its upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal, to offer players “unlimited replay value.” In an interview with GamesRadar, game director Harry Krueger said that Housemarque has a “core arcade philosophy” in that it “relentlessly” tries to create unlimited replay value. “Returnal is no exception in that regard, and our central …

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Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition System announced and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer

Throughout 35 years of Super Mario Bros. history, Mario has used power-ups to transform countless times, from Fire Mario to Tanooki Mario to Bee Mario and beyond. But the moment has finally arrived for Mario to assume a fearsome new feline form. He’ll need all the help he can get, since Bowser has become gargantuan and lost …

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Orders for PS2-Inspired Black PS5s Cancelled After Seller Receives ‘Credible’ Threats

SUP3R5, the third-party company behind the PlayStation 2-inspired black PlayStation 5 consoles, has cancelled all orders after preorders went exactly how we expected them to. In a series of tweets from its now-deleted official account, SUP3R5 revealed that it was “embarrassed” by its North American launch as its website struggled to cope with demand. The company …

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Feature: Dicey Dungeons’ Terry Cavanagh And Chipzel On Inspirations, Characters, And The Crystal Maze

© Distractionware Roguelite deckbuilder Dicey Dungeons surprise-launched on Switch in the middle of December and has been keeping us busy over the holidays with its addictive blend of eye-catching art, cheeky humour, brilliant soundtrack and — of course — dice-based dungeon crawling. We recently caught up with designer Terry Cavanagh and composer Chipzel via email …

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