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PUBG is finally getting a 60fps mode on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X thumbnail VG247

PUBG is finally getting a 60fps mode on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 14:20 GMT PUBG players on consoles may finally get to experience the game at framerates above 30fps.The first PUBG Season 9 patch has arrived on the PS4 and Xbox One test servers. The change log is nearly identical to that of the PC side of things, including, of course, the new map Paramo.But one big addition exclusive to consoles is support for 60fps. The Framerate Priority option, available on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, now supports up to 60fps gameplay.This is achieved by dropping the resolution to 1080p, which isn’t surprising. PUBG…

Source of Madness, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale and more of our favourite indies this week thumbnail VG247

Source of Madness, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale and more of our favourite indies this week

With the latest iteration of the Steam Festival behind us, we return today with a fresh look at the world of indie games with our hidden indie gems column.Things aren’t much quieter this week, in part because of the IndieCade virtual event, which kicks off today and runs until Saturday, October 24. You can expect a host of developer-lead streams, new gameplay reveals and other conference-like sessions you’ll be able to view from home.This week’s line-up consists of new reveals, and a couple we missed last week.Hot indie games week of October 12Source of MadnessI am not one to usually…

Best Buy and Walmart have big discounts on Switch games to rival Amazon Prime Day thumbnail VG247

Best Buy and Walmart have big discounts on Switch games to rival Amazon Prime Day

By Alan Wen, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:04 GMT As we’re into the last day of Amazon Prime Day, there are still deals to be found. Some of these you’ll actually find at other online retailers besides Amazon.Not to be outdone, the likes of Walmart and Best Buy have also got their own offers of discounted games. In some cases these aren’t just price matches but actually better than what you can find on Prime Day. For the consumer, that’s a  win-win.The majority of these are Switch games, and RPG fans are in for a treat from Walmart: Xenoblade Chronicles:…

PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9 thumbnail VG247

PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9

PUBG has introduced a new map that’s unlike anything else you’ve seen before in the battle royale shooter.PUBG‘s patch 9.1 has arrived on the game’s test servers on PC, bringing with it the new Paramo map, a smaller 3x3Km arena with an active volcano.Outside of its unique setting compared to other PUBG maps, Paramo’s main hook is that its layout and weather conditions change with every match, shifting the location of major landmarks and altering the terrain of each area. Lava flows from Paramo’s active volcano, which creates lava streams that deal damage to players and vehicles.All throughout the new…

Save on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Control and more as Target also slashes prices on Amazon Prime Day thumbnail VG247

Save on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Control and more as Target also slashes prices on Amazon Prime Day

By Alan Wen, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 21:03 GMT If you’re looking for other gaming deals besides from Amazon Prime Day, you’re in luck. Rival stores are also getting in on the action with their own deals, and Target even has some lower-priced games. Here’s some of the highlights we found: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (PS4) – $19.99 (-60%) The Sims 4 + Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Bundle (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Control (PS4) – $13.99 (-50%) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (PS4) – $8.99 (-50%) Man Eater (PS4) – $19.99 (-50%) Rainbow Six Siege (Xbox One) – $9.99 (-50%)…

The PlayStation 5 is a very quiet console, according to hands-on previews thumbnail VG247

The PlayStation 5 is a very quiet console, according to hands-on previews

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 4 October 2020 14:48 GMT First impressions of the PlayStation 5 are starting to circulate after a hands-on event, and various commentators are reporting that the console runs impressively quietly.Anyone that’s played the likes of The Last of Us Part II or God of War on a PlayStation 4 or a PlayStation 4 Pro knows just how noisy the console can get. Once the fans kick in, you’d be forgiven for thinking a plane is taking off in your living room.It seems that the noise issue has been addressed with Sony’s next generation of hardware, though….

Next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed tomorrow thumbnail VG247

Next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be revealed tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 30 September 2020 15:42 GMT Nintendo will announce the next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tomorrow.The next DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be announced on October 1. You can expect the stream to last around three minutes, which will be followed by a message from director Masahiro Sakurai (thanks, Nintendo Everything).Tune in at 7am PT, 10am ET, 3pm UK, 4pm BST.The latest DLC character to be added to the game was Min Min, a guest from Arms. She came with a new stage, Spring Stadium, and 18 music tracks from Arms.Min…

South of the Circle, Die by the Blade and more of our favourite indie games this week thumbnail VG247

South of the Circle, Die by the Blade and more of our favourite indie games this week

We’ve just had about two weeks full of indie game news thanks to the PAX Online x EGX Digital dual-event. If nothing else, it was a nice break from the madness of next-gen consoles and their botched pre-orders.But we’re not done talking about creative indie games, not by a long shot. So this week, we once again bring you an update from the indies world via our hidden indie gems column. We’re featuring announcements made this week, and some we missed during PAX Online x EGX Digital. No playable demos this week, either, it’s all strictly new trailers. Don’t fret,…

God of War director Cory Barlog sneakily teased Ragnarok over a year ago and no one noticed thumbnail VG247

God of War director Cory Barlog sneakily teased Ragnarok over a year ago and no one noticed

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 21 September 2020 13:24 GMT The next God of War has been teased in 2019, apparently.Sony ended its PS5 Showcase stream with one final teaser, a surprise reveal of the next God of War, which will be set around Ragnarok.The teaser’s exact words were, “Ragnarok is coming,” and wouldn’t you know it, game director Cory Barlog has actually shared this exact phrase in 2019. In a series of Tweets in April last year, Barlog shared a number of behind-the-scenes photos from the game’s production, along with some development anecdotes, a few struggles and so on.Barlog’s Twitter…

No, the new Xbox console names aren’t confusing – but the Xbox One must die ASAP thumbnail VG247

No, the new Xbox console names aren’t confusing – but the Xbox One must die ASAP

Xbox One. Xbox One S. Xbox One X. Xbox Series S. Xbox Series X. That’s the line-up of Xbox consoles that will be ‘active’ by the end of the year. When you type all the names out like that, I have to admit it does look a bit ridiculous. Sure, the original Xbox One is retired but its ecosystem is not, with its smaller, more powerful descendants still trucking on.In the wake of the confirmation of the Xbox Series S complete with pre-order details, a common thread in comments sections, message boards and social media online has been the idea…

Xbox Series S delivers the same core experience as Xbox Series X, just at a reduced resolution thumbnail VG247

Xbox Series S delivers the same core experience as Xbox Series X, just at a reduced resolution

Microsoft goes over what to expect out of Xbox Series S when it launches on November 10.In this video, Jason Roland, director of program management for Xbox, goes over the finer points of Xbox Series S and how it differentiates from Xbox Series X.In the video, Microsoft said it wanted to build two consoles with similar next-gen capabilities at a differentiated price point, but states that Xbox Series S will deliver the same experience as Xbox Series X, just at a reduced rendering resolution.As previously reported the console is 60% smaller than Xbox Series X, and of course, it is…

Marvel’s Avengers Gear guide: How to gather resources and improve your equipment thumbnail VG247

Marvel’s Avengers Gear guide: How to gather resources and improve your equipment

Every good superhero needs decent gear and in Marvel’s Avengers, there are a lot of items to choose from. As you progress through the main campaign, complete Harm Rooms and take part in the multiplayer, you’ll gather a bunch of Hero gear. Even when you unlock inventory space aboard the Chimera, you only have around 300 slots and each Hero can carry up to nine of each type, so choose wisely.Some items can be upgraded and given a power boost, but to do so, you’ll need to gather a bunch of different resources, so let’s take a look at how…

Tony Hawk and Neversoft tell the story of making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater thumbnail VG247

Tony Hawk and Neversoft tell the story of making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

With the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 this week, we’re republishing our exclusive interview with Tony Hawk and the original development team at Neversoft on the making of an iconic sports game.Tony Hawk and Neversoft tell the story of making Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater first appeared on the site on April 26, 2018.In front of 275,000 people, June 27, 1999, at the San Francisco X Games, Tony Hawk tried eleven times to successfully land a 900 degree spin. On his twelfth attempt, he kept the skateboard under his feet and made history. A few months later, Activision released…

Watch as we build Joel’s house from The Last Of Us 2 in The Sims 4 thumbnail VG247

Watch as we build Joel’s house from The Last Of Us 2 in The Sims 4

By Alice Liguori, Friday, 21 August 2020 15:01 GMT The building tools in The Sims 4 are one of the best things about the 5 year old game. And what better way to show it off than to re-create famous gaming locations in The Sims 4?In case it wasn’t clear, I’m a huge Sims fan, and I’ve recently fallen in love with The Last Of Us Part 2, too. I’ve been livestreaming The Last Of Us 2 over on our YouTube channel, and I even persuaded my boss the need to review a recent Sims expansion pack about hippies. So…

NPD July 2020: Switch and Ghost of Tsushima are the month’s best-sellers thumbnail VG247

NPD July 2020: Switch and Ghost of Tsushima are the month’s best-sellers

Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console, according to the NPD July 2020 report, and Ghost of Tsushima was the best-selling game for the month.The NPD has released its report for the month of July 2020.Software sales hit $3.3 billion in July 2020, which is up by 34% year-over-year (yoy). Digital content spending, which includes full game downloads, post-launch content, mobile, and subscription spending, increased by 41%.Year-to-date 2020 content spending reached $23.0 billion, up 21% yoy with the strongest gains coming from digital content spending on consoles.Ghost of Tsushima was July’s best-selling title and it debuted as the fifth…

Fall Guys – six changes and quality of life updates I want to see in Season 2 thumbnail VG247

Fall Guys – six changes and quality of life updates I want to see in Season 2

The Fall Guys launch was a bit like one of those games you get at a local fair. You know, those quizzes where you have to guess how many beans are in the jar and the closest to the correct amount wins a prize. Developer Mediatonic absolutely lowballed it. There were many more beans in the jar than expected and people struggled to get into a match on launch as millions of beans smashed out and spilled all over the floor. Those launch issues are still present. If you’re playing alone, you likely won’t notice. But if you’re grouped up…

Cyberpunk 2077 Nomad lifepath explained thumbnail VG247

Cyberpunk 2077 Nomad lifepath explained

The second episode of CD Projekt Red’s Night City Wire aired earlier today and featured brand new details on the Cyberpunk 2077 Nomad lifepath. Unlike Street Kids and Corpos, those who adhere to the Cyberpunk 2077 Nomad lifepath are completely unfamiliar with Night City.According to today’s episode, Nomads are the type of people who experience their first kiss in a corn field somewhere deep in the unforgiving Badlands – which were recently revealed via official Cyberpunk 2077 concept art.Unlike other people, Nomads often get to choose their own families in the deserts that stretch far away from the game’s corporate…

Chinese streamer quits Cyberpunk 2077 voice acting role due to online backlash thumbnail VG247

Chinese streamer quits Cyberpunk 2077 voice acting role due to online backlash

One of China’s most popular streamers recently announced that she has chosen to quit her Cyberpunk 2077 voice acting role due to receiving massive backlash from fans online. 渗透之C菌 is one of the most well-known YouTubers in all of China. According to a user on Reddit, she was one of several Chinese streamers who was due to make a cameo in Cyberpunk 2077, either as stars of in-game commercials or as minor voice actors.The announcement was widely discussed across Chinese social media, with fans wondering whether it was necessary for a game to have so many celebrity appearances. Some people…

Here’s what the Marvel’s Avengers beta really looks like thumbnail VG247

Here’s what the Marvel’s Avengers beta really looks like

By Matt Martin, Friday, 7 August 2020 12:00 GMT The beta for Marvel’s Avengers goes live today for players on PS4, and we’re finally able to bring you captured gameplay from our session with the beta last week. Although Alex has already shared his thoughts on the game, we wanted to be able to show you gameplay that’s really representative of the beta, rather than any the glossy edits you’ll see in trailers. This is what it looks like with four people teaming up to smash a whole load of robots. And believe us when we say, that’s all it’s…

Marvel’s Avengers beta start times: Everything you need to know about dates, pre-load, and content thumbnail VG247

Marvel’s Avengers beta start times: Everything you need to know about dates, pre-load, and content

After the initial, so-so reception to Marvel’s Avengers among critics and fans, millions are anxious to get their hands on the game and see for themselves whether it’s worth buying.Marvel’s Avengers is the new game from Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, and co-developer Eidos Montreal. Playable solo offline or in online co-op for up to four players, Avengers is the first real AAA attempt to bring Marvel’s iconic team to the realm of third-person action games. I like to think of it as a third-person version of the amazing, but ill-fated Marvel Heroes.We played the beta ahead of its launch,…