Here’s Every Video Game Release Date For 2023

I have awoken from my sliced ham and prosecco-induced holiday slumber and am ready to acknowledge (with only a little bit of a tremor) that we are in a new year. New year, new me? No. Spiral ham and prosecco remind me that it’s okay for some things to always remain the same. New year, new set of video game release dates? You bet.Last year’s game announcements helped me collect an ocean’s worth of dates and titles to share in a comprehensive list, but since we are so early into 2023—and more eternally, because even careful plans get delayed—you’ll notice…

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HBO’s Historic Virtual Reality Movie Isn’t Fully Honest With Itself

Director Joe Hunting’s documentary We Met In Virtual Reality, the first to be filmed entirely in the social game VRChat, is not as compelling as its multilayered subject matter. It’s filmed at a personal range, with Hunting always hidden but his camera absorbing cartoonish faces like a curious, patient eye. It lingers on the details, the outside of windows, the dark tree leaves, the strands of hair, but Hunting is too preoccupied with virtual reality’s surface to help us carve out its core.

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora delayed into Ubisoft’s 2023 fiscal year

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Set to be released sometime between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. Ubisoft has announced Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will miss release this year. The delay was announced during the firm’s Q1 2022 earnings call, and the title is now expected sometime during the company’s 2023 fiscal year. What this means is it could be 2024 before the game is released. According to Ubisoft’s chief financial officer Frederick Duguet, the additional development time is due to the “current ongoing…

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The ‘Mutes’ Of Virtual Reality Are Upending The Metaverse Without Saying A Thing

In this virtual world, you can dance in zaps of electricity, or in the clouds. You can mold your body to your liking, and watch as cats or Hatsune Miku pour you a drink at the bar. The social virtual reality game VRChat is defined by this freaky free rein, allowing people to build original, expansive worlds of music, sex, and imagination. Players can inhabit whatever body they desire. They can do what they want, made braver by the fact that virtual reality’s consequences are comparatively nonexistent to IRL, and yet VRChat’s approach to conversation is run-of-the-mill. The game has…

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Twitch’s Best Virtual Bartender Wants To Help Viewers With Addiction

It’s not every day that you hear about a VTubing bartender whose goal is not to encourage people to get shitfaced but rather to help them avoid overindulging their vices. But, then, Twitch streamer Takahata101 isn’t your average VTuber. Previously a gaming streamer, on New Year’s Eve of 2020 he debuted a new format, one that transformed his Twitch channel into a cozy, jazz-infused bar called The Weary 101. It’s a place where you never know who’s going to drop by, and where the bartender wants you to know that you don’t have to drink a drop to belong.

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Reddit announces first avatar partnership with Riot Games, with League of Legends Arcane-themed Jinx and Vi available to redditors

Social media and news aggregation site Reddit has announced its first ever avatar partnership, in collaboration with Riot Games. Reddit users are now able to select unique Jinx (right) and Vi (left) League of Legends avatars, which are themed around the animated LoL Netflix series Arcane, which goes live on November 6th 2021. From today the first two League of Legends avatar creations – Vi and Jinx – will be available globally available to redditors. Continue reading Reddit announces first avatar partnership with Riot Games, with League of Legends Arcane-themed Jinx and Vi available to redditors

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora tech showcase details improvements made to Snowdrop engine

By Stephany Nunneley 25 June 2021 16:29 GMT Massive has discussed the upgrades it made to its Snowdrop engine in order to make Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora not only shine on new systems but also ensure it takes advantage of new-gen hardware.Ubisoft Massive has said it upgraded and made mass improvements to its Snowdrop engine, and it had to in order to create the upcoming title Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora for the newest generation of consoles.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking in a Snowdrop tech showcase, the team at Massive, known for The Divison, talks about how the upgrades to the engine and…

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British esports host Frankie Ward added to strategy game Humankind as an avatar: “I can’t wait to crush your empires, guys!”

Popular British esports host and personality Frankie Ward has been transformed into a virtual character for an upcoming strategy game. She will appear in PC title Humankind, which is due for release on PC, Mac and Stadia on August 17th 2021, developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. It’s been compared to games like Civilization and will allow players to develop cities and interact with other regions. Frankie Ward’s in-game character is sassy, features her trademark charisma and challenges the player to beat her in the Humankind closed beta. Continue reading British esports host Frankie Ward added to strategy…

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora first trailer revealed, coming in 2022

By Dom Peppiatt 12 June 2021 21:16 GMT It’s been a long time coming, but we finally got a new look at Ubisoft‘s long-in-development Avatar game at E3 2021. It’s called Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.The new trailer, introduced at the end of Ubisoft Forward by none other than Yves Guillemot himself, debuted some amazing graphics and showed off what Massive’s Snowdrop engine can really do.Ubisoft announced that it’s working on a game based on James Cameron’s Avatar way back in 2017, and since then we’ve heard precious little about the series – until today.Watch on YouTubeUbisoft notes that the title will be a…


PS5 trophies will unlock avatar pictures, profile banners and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 18:03 GMT Trophy-hunters, look sharp – a new feature looks set to make PS5 trophies even more valuable than they were on PS4.Over on the PlayStation 4, if you are diligent enough to unlock Platinum trophies, you can unlock bonus themes and avatar pictures for your efforts.Typically, Sony sends an email to the account linked to your PSN, and you can redeem rewards from there. The PlayStation 5 appears to make trophy-based rewards much simpler to claim – and more common, too.During the PlayStation 5 UI video that was shared by the company…