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Outriders Reiner Boss | How to defeat Captain Reiner in Payback

As the recently thawed Outrider carves a path towards the solar tower to reopen Shira’s supply line through No Man’s Land, they come across a wounded friendly soldier with one thing on her mind: Payback.She wants to settle a score with someone the Outrider has beef with too. A tough-as-nails insurgent captain, Reiner – who captured the Outrider after they came out of cryosleep and set them off to die.After accepting the Payback quest at the crossroads, head through the door next to the soldier to the quest area and begin your push towards Reiner.Outriders Payback quest – how to…

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Of course one of two new Final Fantasy 7 mobile games is a battle royale

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 26 February 2021 12:01 GMT Plenty of Final Fantasy 7 is coming over the next several months.Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade may have been one of the biggest reveals at Sony’s State of Play livestream, but it’s not the only new Final Fantasy 7 game Square Enix announced that day.The Japanese publisher, in fact, revealed two new mobile games in the Final Fantasy 7 universe. The first, Final Fantasy 7 Ever Crisis is a single-player, story-focused episodic take on the whole Final Fantasy 7 saga, taking into account the original game and all compilations. Ever Crisis…

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Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers

Upcoming co-op-focussed shooter Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers for multiplayer.Developed by Poland-based People Can Fly and published by Square Enix, Outriders will instead rely on peer-to-peer solutions.“When we were developing the game quite a few years ago, when making the choices we made the decision: ‘okay, we’re not going with the dedicated servers’,” Piotr Nowakowski, lead designer at People Can Fly, told VG247.The studio felt that because of Outrider’s limited player count, dedicated servers weren’t imperative to creating a smooth multiplayer experience.“Of course, on one side is the cost, or the other side are the technical solutions”, Nowakowski explained. “And…

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New report unveils chaotic development at Dying Light 2 maker Techland

Staff say that the studio has no idea what the final version of the game is even going to be.An expose into Polish studio Techland paints a rather chaotic working culture in the making of Dying Light 2.A number of sources at the studio spoke to The Gamer, telling the outlet that turnover at the developer is high, with management apparently unwilling to listen to the talent it attracts.“We have been operating on the market for 30 years and many of our employees have been with us for a long time,” CEO Pawel Marchewka said, when asked about staff turnover.“Making…

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Stardew Valley: Ginger Island | How to get to Ginger Island in the 1.5 update

The 1.5 update to Stardew Valley adds a bunch of new features, but arguably the most exciting new arrival is Ginger Island. An entirely new region in the Fern Islands archipelago, Ginger Island is a significant addition to Stardew Valley’s world map.This substantial update is now out on console, having been available to PC players since late December.In order to get to this new location — which includes some pirate and volcano themed areas, among other cool surprises we won’t spoil for you here — you’ll need to do a few things first.How to get to Ginger Island in Stardew…

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic launches initiative to help Black game developers

Studios accepted into the program will receive five months of assistance. The developer of mobile title Pokemon Go, Niantic, is rolling out a scheme to support Black game developers.The Black Developers Initiative is a brand new effort by the studio, with the promise of people who are selected receiving five months of funding, mentorship and development support from Niantic’s “leaders” with the aim of completing a playable prototype of their game. The first team to be welcomed into the Black Developers Initiative is Wicked Saints, with its project World Reborn.The studio is looking to work with similar titles to its…

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Rainbow Six Siege hits 70 million players

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 17:58 GMT The online shooter has attracted 25 million users in less than two years. Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege has attracted around 70 million players since its release at the end of 2015.That’s according to the French publishing giant’s financials for the three months ending December 2020, in which it said that the tactical online shooter had seen “solid acquisition” during the quarter.Siege was released in December 2015 with the number of users flocking to the shooter increasing in recent years. By March 2018, the title had 30 million players, while 12 months…

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Little Nightmares 2 review – little people, sizable fear

Some slight pacing and gameplay mechanic issues aside, Little Nightmares 2 is a brilliant sequel that will delight as much as it’ll unnervingly linger.There’s a lot to be said for a game creating a creepy atmosphere. While full-blown horror titles have often tried and failed to really get under my skin, Little Nightmares 2 slowly seeped into my pores. It’s not a game that goes out of its way to shock, its appearance on the surface coming across as rather tame among its horror stablemates, but the nightmares depicted here are truly insidious.Six, the main character from the original game,…

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Pokemon Go Field Research quests: January missions and rewards list

If you want to be the very best, you’ll need to stay on top of the Pokemon Go Research Quests – constantly changing missions and activities that players can pick up and complete for bonuses and rewards. Here’s all the current missions for February 2021.Pokemon Go’s research quests are split into two categories: Field Research tasks and Research Breakthroughs.Field Research tasks (or quests if you prefer) are picked up from Pokestops and are essentially random, though quests and rewards change from month to month. Completing these can lead to Research Breakthroughs which provide further unique rewards that also rotate over…

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Fall Guys Season 3.5 update arrives on PS4 and PC tomorrow

Fall Guys Season 3.5 arrives on February 2, and it’s a generous mid-Season refresh, bringing a new level, over 40 level variations, and much more besides.Developer Mediatonic first gave us a rundown of what the generous new mid-Season patch would include last week, where it also gave us the long and unwieldy update name “stop with the yeets name it anything else just don’t include the word yeet please im begging you”.Now, though, we finally have a release date – and it’s landing sooner than we would have thought. In a tweet (below), the developer announced the new patch will be…

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Reggie: Switch was a “make or break product” for Nintendo that “luckily was a hit”

Former Nintendo of American president Reggie Fils-Aime has said after lackluster sales of Wii U, the company needed a hit, and luckily it was Nintendo Switch.Speaking during a New York Gaming Awards Twitch stream, Reggie Fils-Aime said after the “poor performance” of Wii U, one of his lasting memories of being with Nintendo was the release of Switch.Calling Wii U the “worst-selling platform,” Fils-Aime said the Nintendo Switch became a “make or break: product for the company (thanks, Nintendo Life).“You know, Nintendo has done so many innovations in the space. I think what Nintendo did with the Switch, after the…

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All Halo Infinite sandbox launch content is done, 343 working on polish

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 12:14 GMT The developer says it is focusing on getting this part of the game ready to ship.Microsoft’s 343 Industries says that all of the sandbox content shipping with Halo Infinite on launch is in the game and just needs to be polished.In the lengthy Inside Infinite update for January, the studio said that this content was 90% finished, with the team spending the coming months fixing all of its problems so that it is ready to be shipped.“[The Sandbox team] is super busy,” lead sandbox designer Quinn DelHoyo said.“We have everyone fixing…

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Check out the Hitman 3 launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:20 GMT IO Interactive has published the launch trailer for Hitman 3, and it’s a stylish whistlestop tour of Agent 47’s brave new World of Assassination.Hitman 3 is due to launch on January 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S (as well as on Nintendo Switch, via the cloud) and to mark the arrival of launch week, we’ve got a brand new trailer to wrap our eyes around.The new video shows off some of the locations in which you’ll be conspiring to take down your targets (you can read…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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Outriders PC specs – here are the minimum, recommended, and ultra requirements

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 17:14 GMT Square Enix and People Can Fly have released the PC specifications for the upcoming RPG-shooter.Outriders players on PC can expect an extensive suite of advanced display options, along with support for 13 languages, UI customization options, full cross-play across all platforms, ultra-widescreen support, Dynamic Resolution Scaling to ensure performance stays solid, and full Nvidia DLSS support.You can also expect a consistent frame rate regardless of PC capabilities, with hardware requirements geared towards 60fps on PC.In the video above, you can see the settings comparisons, graphic settings and options, input devices and…