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Resident Evil Village Maiden Demo Walkthrough | Escape the dungeon

The Resident Evil Village Maiden Demo is but a short taste of the heart-stopping suspense, chilling atmosphere and esoteric puzzles that’re due to drop with the 8th instalment of the acclaimed horror franchise come May. And while there’s less than half an hour’s horror in store for you, the Resident Evil 8 demo is not above playing naughty tricks that could leave you scratching your head. That’s why we’ve put together a walkthrough, detailing the few puzzles that pop up in the presentation, for if you’re in need of a discreet helping hand. So while we’ll be forthright in where…

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Microsoft announces price increase for Xbox Live Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 22 January 2021 15:03 GMT Microsoft has announced a price increase for Xbox Live Gold.The company has said it will be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets.According to the new pricing structure, existing 12-month or six-month Xbox Live Gold members won’t see a price increase until they decide to renew.Once renewed, or started, the price of one-month Gold membership is increasing $1 and the price of a three-month membership is increasing $5, or your regional equivalent.For those who want to upgrade to their Gold membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the remaining…

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Terminator’s Sarah Connor comes to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 11:35 GMT Sure looks like there’s a storm coming.Sarah Connor from the Terminator series and the T-800 murder robot have both come to Fortnite.In a blog post, Epic revealed that the two character skins are available right now in the item shop as part of the Future War Set. There are two different variants for Connor; one has her decked out in body armour, a black cap and shades, while the other has the Terminator murderer in just a tank top and trousers. You can also buy the T-800’s Endoskeleton Arm as back…

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Resident Evil-inspired outfits coming to The Division 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:34 GMT A Resident Evil and Division 2 tie-in is coming. Soon, The Division 2 players will be able to dress up in Resident Evil-inspired outfits. For a limited time, The Division 2 will be hosting a cross-over event where you’ll be able to collect iconic Resident Evil outfits, weapon skins, and other cosmetics from the original Resident Evil trilogy.Capcom announced the tie-in today during its Resident Evil Village stream.The event kicks off February 2, and works similarly to other Collection Events in The Division 2. You get your first reward by simply…

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Resident Evil Village demo coming to all platforms this spring

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:21 GMT A new Resident Evil Village demo will be released for all platforms this spring.If you are bummed that the Resident Evil Village Maiden demo is only coming to PS5, you will be pleased to know another demo is in the works. But you will have to wait until spring to try it.Capcom announced during its stream this evening that a new demo would be released and that it would come to all platforms.Until then, PS5 players can try the demo currently available. It stars a different character from the main game’s…

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Resident Evil RE: Verse is a multiplayer shooter free with every Resident Evil Village copy

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:19 GMT RE: Verse is a bonus game that celebrates Resident Evil’s history.As part of today’s Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom unveiled Resident Evil RE: Verse, a new multiplayer third-person shooter. RE: Verse is a free pack-in with every copy of Resident Evil Village.RE: Verse lets you celebrate Resident Evil’s 25-year history by letting you play as/against many of the series’ iconic heroes, villains and monsters. The gameplay shown on stream today was seemingly cut from different matches, and Capcom didn’t offer much in the way of explaining how the game actually works.RE: Verse…

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Resident Evil Village arrives in May, and it’s coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Resident Evil Village is not a next-gen-exclusive, after all.Capcom has today unveiled a tonne of new Resident Evil Village details, as promised. Not only did the livestream brings us plenty of new gameplay footage, it also came with lots of news.One of the biggest reveals was that Village will not just be released on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S as initially announced. The game is also coming to PS4, and Xbox One. As disappointing as the news might be to some, Capcom actually hinted that this may end up being the case when it said before that it’s “looking…

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Borderlands 3 players can participate in Arms Race mini-events

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 20:48 GMT Borderlands 3 is hosting three weeks’ worth of Arms Race Mini-Events.It’s Arms Race time in Borderlands 3, and you can participate in three consecutive week-long mini-events starting today, January 21.Arms Race is a roguelike experience that features randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive abilities, and Actions Skills and dropped into a zone where you’ll have to get loot or die trying.The action takes place in the Stormblind Complex which is a decommissioned DAHL military base. As soon as you are dropped onto the island, you…

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One details emerge in new video

Frogwares has answered a few questions you may have about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.According to the studio, there are five main quests in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones. It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main story, and maybe 40 to 50 hours for the full game.The game will have a younger, 21 year old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest, and he will also be investigating…

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The King of Fighters 15 trailer reveals Meitenkun for the roster

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 21 January 2021 15:03 GMT SNK has published another trailer for The King of Fighters 15, and this time the company has confirmed that the carefree and sleepy Meitenkun is returning from KOH 14.Meitenkun – who has become something of a meme amongst the series’ fans because he is always, always seen carrying a pillow – will be returning to the long-running fighting franchise in King of Fighters 15.The combatant, who uses a sort-of Drunken Fist fighting technique called Hakkyokuminminken (or ‘Eight Extremes Sleepy Fist’), first appeared in King of Fighters 14, as part of Team China. You…

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Watch the Resident Evil Showcase livestream here today

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:10 GMT Capcom’s first Resident Evil Showcase this year is due to go live later today, and the publisher assures us it’ll feature a slew of announcements related to the iconic horror franchise.According to the company, today’s presentation will mostly focus on Resident Evil Village – we’re due to get our very first look at the gameplay of the title, and we’re promised more information about the characters, setting and tone of the game, too.Last week, Capcom published a tweet that noted the info will be presented in a new Direct-style video that will be…

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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 Julian Nguyen-You. Garou: Mark of the Wolves was a 1999 fighting game from SNK and was the last entry in the Fatal Fury series. That was then absorbed into the King of Fighters franchise.It remains to be seen if Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 is actually…

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Dead Cells will be free to play with Switch Online in the UK next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:06 GMT Dead Cells will be free to play with Switch Online in select regions for one week starting January 26 and until February 1.If you are a Switch Online subscriber and have yet to try Dead Cells, you can do so for free next week if you live in the UK or Europe.Dead Cells is a Castlevania-inspired platformer featuring permadeath, where you’ll die, kill something, and learn your lesson in order to survive.The game has many weapons and gadgets available and is high risk with big rewards. Many times, you will find yourself trapped in…

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Valve’s Newell feels bad for CD Projekt over Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch

Gaben says the studio should ignore the vitriol and focus on making the game better.The founder of PC giant Valve Gabe Newell has said that he has “a lot of sympathy” for Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt.Speaking to New Zealand publication TVNZ.com, the exec said that he felt that some aspects of the recently-launched sci-fi RPG are “just brilliant.” He went on to say that people shouldn’t throw stones at CD Projekt because what the studio has achieved is “pretty amazing.”“I have a lot of sympathy with a situation that every game developer finds themselves in,” he said.“All I know…

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Predator joins Fortnite with the Season 5 Battle Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:44 GMT Predator is now ready to be unlocked as a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass outfit.Completing the Jungle Hunter Quests in Fortnite, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray, Banner, and Emoticon.Have a look at Predator in the short tease below.Today also marks the kick-off of the Pele Cup. Participating in the event through Creative will provide the opportunity to unlock the Pele Punch emote early before it hits the Item Shop on January 23.Players participating in…

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European Commission fines Valve, Bethesda, Capcom and others €7.8 million over geo-blocking

Companies found to be in violation of anti-trust law.The European Commission has fined six publishing giants over the geo-blocking of Steam keys.In a post on its website, the EC said that it was fining Valve, as well as Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media, and ZeniMax €7.8 million following an investigation into whether they had breached European anti-trust rules.In short, the European Commission took issue with the fact that publishers could set keys for Steam to only be activated in certain countries. This goes against the concept of the European Digital Single Market.Of the publishers fined, Valve was the…

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Nvidia Shield now supports PS5 and Xbox Series X/S controllers

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 13:39 GMT And it’s easy to connect your gamepads to the streaming box.You can now use your PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S gamepads with Nvidia’s Shield streaming box.In a post on the hardware’s website, Nvidia wrote these controllers can be used for playing games via both its GeForce Now streaming service, as well as Android releases, thanks to the new 8.2.2 software update.In order to connect the PS5’s DualSense gamepad, you have to press down both the PlayStation and Share buttons until the controller’s light pulses blue. For the new Xbox gamepad,…

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Lara Croft skin could be coming to Fortnite in Tomb Raider crossover

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 12:35 GMT Follows Master Chief, Kratos and the Predator dropping into the battle royale game.Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft might be showing her face in Fortnite.That’s according to data miner Mang0e, who took to Twitter to show that a skin for a female character – codenamed Typhoon – was being prepped for Epic’s free-to-play romp. It’s also going to be a reactive cosmetic, meaning it will change when players do something in Fortnite.The current Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5 content is focused on hunters, with characters including Halo’s Master Chief, the God of War…

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Here’s why Among Us updates are taking so long

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:55 GMT Spoiler: the small team that made it couldn’t keep up with the multiplayer game’s sudden success.Developer Innersloth has given some insight into why updates for Among Us are taking a while.In a post on Itch.io, the studio said that the surprise success of the multiplayer title in 2020 meant that it had to fundamentally change how it did things behind the scenes, as well as having to hire in a number of new staff to help out.“Not to dive into too much organizational stuff, but not only did we need to…

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Auto Chess is being adapted into a MOBA

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:58 GMT Time is a flat circle, I swear to God.Right. So. Auto Chess is being turned into a MOBA.The news was broken earlier this month by publisher Dragonest – as spotted by Kotaku – which said that that it would be adapted into a MOBA title featuring all the of the characters and heroes from the Auto Chess game.The title will apparently be free, boast both day and night versions as well as destructible objects. In a video, Dragonest said one of Auto Chess MOBA’s core design pillars was “fairness,” meaning no…