Month: July 2021

I’m always up for a good old-fashioned Diablo-style action-RPG. But The Ascent spices things up by setting its horde-hunting, XP-grinding gameplay in a beautifully realized cyberpunk world, then adds another unique layer on top of that by virtue of the fact that combat is more twin-stick shooter than melee clickfest. The result is a game
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A month after the flurry of events surrounding E3 week back in June, indie publisher Annapurna Interactive put on a gaming showcase of its own. The company’s debut presentation was filled with fun game announcements, release date reveals, and a few surprises. We were excited to see more of several Annapurna titles going into the show and we
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BlueTwelve Studio walked us through its cat-centric game, Stray, during the Annapurna Interactive Showcase today. The new trailer focuses on the game’s protagonist and world, including a look at one friendly little drone, and breaks the news that Stray will now launch in early 2022 on PlayStation 5, Playstation 4, and PC. Though the game seems poised to become
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Outer Wilds from Mobius Digital is a phenomenal space program adventure that was met with positive reviews and excitement for the future of indies. The universe is constantly evolving, changing, and every mystery reveals ten more just beyond it. Because of this freedom, this exploratory wonder, a new Outer Wilds experience is on the way.
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Today, The Pokémon Company International announced a free content update for New Pokémon Snap on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems. Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT on August 3, players with an internet connection can download the update, which will include three stunning new areas to visit—plus 20 additional Pokémon to discover. Watch the new trailer
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Valve CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed that the Steam Deck will be compatible with external gaming devices and software – meaning it’ll work with systems like the Oculus Quest. The Nintendo Switch-like portable PC, which is set to arrive in December, will allow players to pair hardware and download software from rival companies in an
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Observer: System Redux reviewed by Sarah LeBoeuf on Xbox Series X, also available on PlayStation and PC. Bloober Team’s Observer: System Redux is an enhanced version of 2017’s Observer, and it uses sci-fi and cyberpunk themes that are familiar to fans of works like Blade Runner or 1984. It’s a compelling horror mystery in a
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Kena: Bridge of Spirits has been one of the most exciting PlayStation console exclusives since the debut of the console itself. It was originally supposed to launch during the 2020 holiday season before it slipped into this year with a new August 24 date. Unfortunately, developer Ember Labs needs a few more weeks to bring
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If the seminal sci-fi film Blade Runner and dystopian literary classic Nineteen Eighty-Four had a video game baby, it would be Observer: System Redux. Set in a decrepit apartment building in futuristic Poland, Observer incorporates familiar science fiction and cyberpunk themes in a way that feels both deferential and distinct from its clear inspirations. Part
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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that the PlayStation 5 console has sold more than 10 million units worldwide, the fastest selling console in the company’s history. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan that while sales figures for different regions are deceptive because they’ve been dictated solely by console supply shortages,
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As more and more details surface about the California lawsuit against Activision Blizzard over workplace harassment and sexual misconduct, many at Ubisoft are standing in solidarity with their colleagues in an open letter demanding accountability.   In an open letter, Ubisoft alum are organizing efforts to support Activision Blizzard workers, criticizing how the company is handling
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The team at Lucid has been hard at work on a new patch for Destruction AllStars, available today, which brings various improvements to the game. We wanted to provide some insight into how this patch enhances our gameplay as well as provide an update on the current season. Over the past few months, we’ve been
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In Life is Strange: True Colors, Alex’s psychic power of Empathy is brought to life through unique gameplay and cinematic experiences. Emotions are expressed by auras around other characters, which can explode into novas of light and color when the emotion becomes overwhelming. Each of these experiences transforms Alex’s world, offering her valuable insights into
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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Activision’s Los Angeles office in 2018 (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Warning: This article discusses harassment, sexual assault, and suicide.  Following more than two years of investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has filed a lawsuit against
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