Featured Story

cyberpunk-2077-patch-1.3-is-rather-large-and-comes-with-some-free-dlc VG247

Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.3 is rather large and comes with some free DLC

As promised earlier today, CD Projekt has posted the notes for Cyberpunk 2077’s big patch 1.3.Coming to PC, consoles, and Stadia “soon,” the patch notes for Cyberpunk 2077 outline the most significant changes.Watch on YouTubeYou will notice a bit of free DLC will be included with patch 1.3, which consists of an alternate appearance for Johnny Silverhand, a multilayered syn-leather deltajock jacket and luminescent punk jacket, and the Archer Quartz Bandit vehicle which can be purchased in-game after completing the Ghost Town quest.Along with DLC, you can expect some improvements, such as the aforementioned minimap zoom level, which makes things…

turtle-rock-answers-back-4-blood-community-questions VG247

Turtle Rock answers Back 4 Blood community questions

Back 4 Blood is looking really strong, so we wanted to know more.Last week’s Back 4 Blood closed beta has been a big hit among my group of friends. We’re not alone in this, either, as nearly 100,000 players logged in to play at the same time on Steam at its peak. That record has already been broken by the open beta, live now.I was particularly impressed with the depth the deck building system brings to Back 4 Blood. It elevates the game from a simple, good co-op shooter you enjoy playing, to one you’re going to be thinking about…

grand-theft-auto-iii,-vice-city,-and-san-andreas-remakes-in-development,-launching-this-year-– report VG247

Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas remakes in development, launching this year – report

Rockstar Games is developing remakes of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PC, consoles, and mobile, as per a new report.According to a new report from Kotaku, the remakes are being created in Unreal Engine and will use a mix of “new and old graphics” to replicate the feel of the original games without losing what made them unique.As per the report, the titles are in development for PS5 5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia, iOS, and Android. If the Kotaku report wasn’t enough for you,…

adding-luigi-and-multiplayer,-lego-mario-finally-feels-like-it’s-reaching-its-true-potential VG247

Adding Luigi and multiplayer, Lego Mario finally feels like it’s reaching its true potential

Lego Mario just keeps growing – and getting better. Watch on YouTubeThis time last year, the Lego Group teamed up with Nintendo to deliver Lego Super Mario, a unique twist on both Lego’s typical construction toy trappings and Mario’s video game roots. It was a construction toy, yes, but one that was gamified via Mario himself, rendered in a blocky form and packed with sensors that allowed him to interact with the worlds and characters that could be built from the various available sets.While the hardcore Lego nerds were always a little disappointed in Lego Mario because it didn’t provide…

as-fans-threaten-a-boycott,-the-decision-makers-of-pokemon-go-issue-a-pathetic-response VG247

As fans threaten a boycott, the decision-makers of Pokemon Go issue a pathetic response

This has been a momentous couple of weeks in the Pokemon Go community, and over the last couple of days it’s really come to a head. Watch on YouTubeWe’re used to seeing fan anger in video games – it doesn’t take much to set certain groups of gamers off, as we all know – but it’s rare to see such universal, coordinated frustration and disappointment in a developer that actually has solid logic behind it. So first of all, congratulations to Niantic on that – on taking a decision so universally hated that it united practically the entire fanbase against…

splitgate-is-halo-meets-portal-and-it’s-brilliant-fun VG247

Splitgate is Halo meets Portal and it’s brilliant fun

By Dorrani Williams 6 August 2021 14:04 GMT This might hold you over until Halo Infinite releases. I’ve been playing some Splitgate. The long and short of it is it’s a free-to-play multiplayer FPS. Think Halo meets Portal. What a combination, right?Splitgate isn’t new, it’s been out for a while now in beta. It used to be called Splitgate Arena Warfare but it didn’t get much traction back in 2019. Now it’s back and blown up to the point where the servers can’t facilitate the demand of players trying to play, creating queues of up to an hour to log…

are-august’s-playstation-plus-games-any-good?-pvz,-hunter’s-arena:-legends VG247

Are August’s PlayStation Plus games any good? PvZ, Hunter’s Arena: Legends

By Tom Orry 5 August 2021 10:04 GMT We’re a few days into August 2021 and the month’s PlayStation Plus games are available to download. If you’ve got an active PS Plus subscription, you can get these games at no additional cost. But are they any good?Watch on YouTubeAugust 2021’s PlayStation Plus Games Hunter’s Arena: Legends (PS5, PS4) Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4) Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4) In the video above we detail the three games included as part of August’s PS Plus line-up. In short, it’s a rather mixed bag.Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is,…

kickin’-down-doors-and-takin’-names-–-rico-london-video-preview VG247

Kickin’ down doors and takin’ names – RICO London video preview

By Dorrani Williams 4 August 2021 14:01 GMT RICO London is an honest indie game. What you see is what you get and what you get is an enjoyable fast-paced buddy cop shooter where you burst through doors trying to headshot everyone in sight while simultaneously dodging incoming bullets in slow motion.I went hands one with an early build of RICO London and captured some gameplay to show you all. Watch the video below for a closer look at this indie FPS.Watch on YouTubeWhat did you think? Let me know what you think in the comments below. My favorite thing…

activision-blizzard’s-toxic-work-culture-highlighted-again-in-new-reports VG247

Activision Blizzard’s toxic work culture highlighted again in new reports

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit has empowered many more to come forward with their stories.The fallout from Activision Blizzard‘s lawsuit with the State of California continues. After the company backtracked on its shameful initial response, a number of other incidents have come to light, painting an even more grim picture.A wave of new reports discussed some fairly out-in-the-open practices that women and marginalised groups have been dealing with for years. For those familiar with company culture, the allegations in the lawsuit were not surprising.Sources told IGN that many long-time higher-ups were “untouchable”, particularly those in charge of profitable games, like World…

the-final-fantasy-pixel-remasters-are-a-strong-effort,-but-there’s-room-for-improvement-for-the-inevitable-console-ports VG247

The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are a strong effort, but there’s room for improvement for the inevitable console ports

Square Enix’s new re-releases of Final Fantasy 1, 2, and 3 are strong efforts, and worthy of your attention. But there’s definitely scope to improve with patches and future ports. Watch on YouTubeClassic Final Fantasy has a bit of a ‘version problem’. When it comes to FF1 through FF6, there’s no real definitive release you can point to and tell players ‘that’s the one to play’. The new Pixel Remaster releases don’t solve this problem, but they’re certainly some of the easiest versions to recommend. The games have been tweaked and adjusted in generally smart ways. There’s new sprite work…

the-great-ace-attorney-chronicles-quietly-slides-onto-my-goty-contender-list VG247

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles quietly slides onto my GOTY contender list

Sometimes prequels feel superfluous – but at their best, they feel a masterstroke. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the latter. Watch on YouTubeAs a fan of the core Ace Attorney series, I’d always sort of written off The Great Ace Attorney. A pair of spin-offs that was previously a Japan-only affair, I found myself inherently less interested in the concept of games disconnected from the main cast and narratives I’d fallen in love with back on DS. It’s because of that I didn’t even cry out too loudly when these releases were never localized. Now they have been, and…

the-ascent-review-–-a-consistently-stunning-and-surprising-action-game-that-sets-a-new-standard VG247

The Ascent review – a consistently stunning and surprising action game that sets a new standard

It’s not often we get a game like The Ascent.I don’t know what it is about the top-down shooter genre that endears it to indie developers. There are too many of them – usually with a pixel-arty look, but simultaneously not enough – the kind that used to push visuals and environmental detail to the point that you’d want to hack in a first-person camera just to get as close as possible to their worlds.I would have been content with The Ascent being among the latter; it’s what I went in expecting. The Ascent is that, and so much more.Watch…

don’t-ignore-this-xbox-game-pass-hidden-gem:-a-3d-platformer-like-nothing-else VG247

Don’t ignore this Xbox Game Pass hidden gem: a 3D platformer like nothing else

If you enjoy a good platformer and are also partial to a bit of Floor is Lava on Netflix (it’s good, honestly), then I’ve got the ideal Game Pass game for you. Imagine the tight 3D movement found in Mario games, but transport yourself into a first-person view, then load the world up with fast-moving trucks that are being driven rather chaotically.Watch on YouTubeThat is the basic premise of the Xbox Game Pass gem ClusterTruck, developed and published by tinyBuild and Landfall Games. You start standing on the top of a truck (the kind used for long-distance haulage, not a…

pokemon-unite-is-way-better-than-it-has-any-right-being VG247

Pokemon Unite is way better than it has any right being

Pokemon Unite is a barnstormer right out of the gate. Watch on YouTubeThe world of Pokemon has been applied to many genres of video game, but I think it’s pretty fair to say that only a handful of them have been runaway successes. There’s the original turn-based RPGs, of course. There’s the photography simulation of Snap, and the augmented reality adventures of Pokemon Go. These aren’t just successes, but in most cases are also milestone titles – but for every game like this, there’s something that’s just sorta fine – puzzlers, fighting, and a slew of mobile money-spinners. To be…

tom-clancy’s-xdefiant-revealed,-closed-beta-kicks-off-in-august VG247

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant revealed, closed beta kicks off in August

Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is a newly announced free-to-play, fast-paced arena first-person shooter coming from Ubisoft San Francisco.After teasing the game for the past 24 hours, Ubisoft has finally announced the latest game in the Tom Clancy series: Tom Clancy’s XDefiant.Various Tom Clancy properties collide in the game, the arena shooter will take characters from series like The Division, Splinter Cell, and Ghost Recon to provide a hectic, competitive environment. XDefiant is planned to be a live service game, and Ubisoft has committed to supporting the game after launch and providing more content as time goes by.The game, from what we can discern from…