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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Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act.With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, …

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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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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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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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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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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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This Website Lets You Make GLaDOS Say Whatever You Want

Screenshot: Valve / Kotaku Do you like GLaDOS, the homicidal, yet charming AI overlord of the Portal games? Do you also wish you could hear her sing the opening line from My Chemical Romance’s “Black Parade?” Guess what? I got a website for you and your oddly specific dream. 15.ai is a site that lets …

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication. According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020

If you follow the Japanese sales charts which are published each Thursday then you will be aware that the Nintendo Switch is by far the dominant console in Japan. Games Industry is reporting that Nintendo Switch devices accounted for 87% of all consoles sold last year in the land of the rising sun. The standard Nintendo …

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Cyberpunk 2077’s development still bad mainly due to crunch, not “fake” E3 demos

A Bloomberg report into the development of Cyberpunk 2077 has shared further details of the game’s troubled creation and launch. Journalist Jason Schreier spoke to twenty current and former CD Projekt Red employees, who shared stories of crunch, poor planning, the challenges of the studio’s rapid growth, and more. Among this was the detail that …

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Tales From the Borderlands Rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X

The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website seems to have outed Tales From the Borderlands for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As spotted by Gematsu, the episodic series was rated for current-gen consoles and PC in December, but went unnoticed until now. The listing lends some credence to a March 2020 rumor of …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Disputes Claims That CDPR’s Management Threw Its QA Team Under the Bus

A recent video released by CD Projekt RED featuring co-founder Marcin Iwinski came under intense scrutiny after some of Iwinski’s comments seemed to shift the blame for Cyberpunk 2077‘s issues to the studio’s Quality Assurance team. Iwinski said that CDPR’s QA team didn’t spot any of the widely reported issues prior to the game’s release, drawing …

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Platinum Games will give fans a Bayonetta 3 update during the year

Famed Platinum Games video game designer Hideki Kamiya recently participated in a Hamster Games Arcade Archives stream. Mr. Kamiya was asked about his busy schedule and the projects that he’s been working on including Bayonetta 3. He told Hamster boss Satoshi Hamada that he hopes he can give an update on the highly-anticipated game at some point …

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Analyst Thinks CDPR Has Become a Potential ‘Acquisition Candidate’ Following Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Mess

Market research and consulting firm, DFC Intelligence, believes that CD Projekt RED has become an “acquisition candidate” following Cyberpunk 2077‘s botched launch. As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, DFC published a lengthy analysis of the situation on its website, arguing that despite its efforts to placate customers and investors, CDPR’s reputation has been tarnished. According …

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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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The Last Of Us TV Series Lands Its New Director

Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was initially slated to direct the upcoming The Last of Us TV adaptation for HBO, but scheduling conflicts forced a change of plans. Now a new filmmaker has been nabbed to direct the upcoming project with Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov stepping up to the plate as director.  The new director choice has been revealed via The …

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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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Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Heading to PS4 in March, Gets Online Multiplayer

Last week, publisher THQ Nordic revealed they were doubling down on licensed games because they’ve had a lot of success with them in the past. The latest of those licensed games to be revealed is Monster Jam Steel Titans 2, which is heading to the PlayStation 4. Steel Titans 2 expands on the first title …

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Mortal Kombat Movie Debuts First Images And New Story Details

Mortal Kombat by Warner Bros. makes its long-awaited debut this April, and Entertainment Weekly has a new piece sharing story details and exclusive photos from the film. The new images give fans a look at some of their favorite kombatants in all their cinematic glory.  The article runs through the film’s opening minutes, a battle between …

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Former USPS Supervisor Sentenced for Stealing Consoles, Apple Devices, and More

A former United States Postal Service supervisor has been sentenced to three years of probation and slapped with a $20,000 fine for stealing items including PlayStation 4s, Nintendo consoles, and Apple devices among other items. 34-year old Zoheb A. Deura of Connecticut has been ordered to spend the first nine months of his three-year probation in …

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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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87% of 2020 Japan console sales were Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game in the region, too.Nintendo Switch was by far the most popular console in Japan last year. That’s according to data from local games mag Famitsu – via GamesIndustry.biz – which reports that 87% of consoles sold in the country during 2020 were Switches. The regular version of …

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