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Destiny and John Wick actor Lance Reddick has passed away, Destiny 2 players gather in-game to pay tribute

You did The Continental proud, sir. Courtesy of Lionsgate Prolific actor Lance Reddick passed away on Friday, March 17, from natural causes at the age of 60. His passing was confirmed to Yahoo News by Mia Hansen, his representative at Portrait PR, who stated he would be “greatly missed.” Destiny 2 – Lance Reddick as Commander Zavala Best known for his role in the John Wick films as Charon, the concierge at The Continental, Reddick starred in many motion pictures and television series. Movies include Angel has Fallen, Godzilla vs King Kong, I Dreamed of Africa, White House Down, and…

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Destiny 2 servers go offline as players get booted from instances a day before raid release

All appears to be fine now, but will things improve with The Root of Nightmares? Destiny 2: Lightfall servers suddenly went down last night, as players were experiencing huge login queues, connectivity issues, and abrupt booting into orbit. This comes only a day before The Root of Nightmares raid. Announced via the official BungieHelp Twitter account, the game was brought down temporarily to “assist in investigations into error codes, inability to log in, and login queues.” The servers are back online now, but with an additional maintenance period due today, fingers are crossed the upcoming raid release goes smoothly. Watch…

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Surprise — Destiny 2 servers are exploding with the launch of Lightfall

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. One moment please… the servers are getting bodied. Destiny 2 servers are under siege with the launch of Lightfall, leading to maby players running into a lengthy one moment please loading screen. With thousands looking to dive into the new content, they find themselves sitting on their hands for longer than they’d hope. Launches of online video games expansions, especially MMOs like Destiny 2, are usually a rocky event. However there’s nothing like being a part of the first wave…

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Genshin Impact Dehya teaser leads to brilliant Skyrim memes

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A new Genshin Impact teaser trailer for Dehya has a select few among the community making obvious, but admittedly hilarious Skyrim gags. After all, both have a long carriage journey at the start. It was inevitable. This new teaser trailer comes ahead of the Genshin Impact early next week. In this update Dehya will of course be present as a new character available from character banners, and she’s already gone down a treat thanks to her unique look. Also, she’s…

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The Day Before delayed to November due to trademark dispute

Someone beat the developers to it. The Day Before, the open-world survival MMO that looks like a cross between The Division and DayZ, has been delayed again, and this time it’s due to a trademark dispute. When the development studio Fntastic announced the game in January 2021, a trademark for The Day Before was available. However, in May 2021, an individual from South Korea filed for the trademark, four months after the game’s announcement. The Day Before – 4K RTX on Gameplay Reveal Filed in the US by the individual, after a standard period of assessment and investigation by the…

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Lost Ark’s latest effort to tackle its bot problem ended up banning lapsed players

Free to play fantasy MMO RPG Lost Ark got a bit too happy with its banhammer over the weekend, with lapsed players taking to the game’s Steam page to complain that they’d been banned for no reason other than inactivity. Players, or at least former players, of Lost Ark left more than 1300 negative reviews of the game on Saturday, and more than 1000 on Sunday. They claimed they’d received bans that appeared on their Steam profile without actually logging into the game recently. Read more

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Lost Ark dev Smilegate is working on bringing back all those real accounts it accidentally banned

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. A number of players who haven’t booted up the game in awhile have received bans despite not doing anything. Lost Ark developer Smilegate recently banned a wave of bots to prevent cheating, but a number of real players have found they were banned too. Bot bans obviously aren’t uncommon in any online game, particularly MMOs which can have huge playerbases. Smilegate recently put a ban wave into effect on Steam, getting rid of a large number of bots, but it…

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Bethesda and Xbox to host Developer Direct presentation on January 25

Find out more on Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and more Starfeild may be getting its own showcase, but Xbox and Bethesda aren’t leaving other titles out of the spotlight. As previously rumored, and now confirmed, Bethesda and Xbox will host a Developer Direct presentation on January 25. This showcase will feature updates on The Elder Scrolls Online, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall. Minecraft Live 2022: Minecraft Legends First Look & Demo During the showcase, Elder Scrolls Online studio director Matt Firor will unveil 2023’s major Chapter update, which will include the latest regions of Tamriel to become playable. Firor will…

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Final Fantasy 14’s perfect steamed bun animation puts its blocky grapes to shame

Final Fantasy XIV‘s latest Patch 6.3 “Gods Revel, Lands Tremble” features new main scenario quests, a 24-player alliance raid dungeon, amongst many other tweaks and additions to the MMO. Really, though, it should be called “Baos Split, Tummies Rumble” as players have discovered the real highlight: a bao bun animation that’ll leave your salivary glands twitching. It’s beautiful. Magnificent. Almost NSFW. Read more

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Our favourite RPS videos from 2022

Hello! VidBud Liam here. You may recognise me from those videos that autoplay on every page. Or not. It depends on how quickly you scroll past, I suppose. I joined team Arpus all the way back in February, and to say the last 11 months have been a whirlwind is a bit of an understatement. In less than a year I’ve made just under 90 videos covering a wide range of topics from major releases to international gaming events and brand-new hardware. My first year at RPS has been busy, basically. So when Katharine asked me to pull together a…

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Three years later, The Division 2 is heading to Steam

Ubisoft stopped releasing their games via Steam back in 2019, starting with The Division 2. The Tom Clancy shoot-to-looter was instead released via Ubisoft’s own digital storefront and via the Epic Games Store. It’ll finally arrive on Steam next month on January 12th, as part of Ubisoft’s broader shift back to Valve’s storefront. Read more

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GTA Online Weekly Update (December 22) – bonus rewards, discounts, and vehicles

Rockstar North, Rockstar Games. December 22 is here, which means it’s Christmas time thanks to today’s GTA Online Weekly Update! The game has received a selection of temporary changes and updates as is the norm for the vast amount of the year, although this week is obviously an especially unique week with loads of holiday-themed rewards and content. This also includes limited discounts, bonuses to specific mission types, and free vehicles for you to fight over. In the GTA Online December 22 weekly update, new events, a new christmas-styled cars, and a whole lot of seasonal prizes are up for…

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Tower of Fantasy 2.2 Mirafleur Moonshade: 3 big reasons to jump back in

Now on Steam, Hotta Studio is bringing more shared-world action role-playing game with a massive new update: here’s what you need to know. You’ve probably heard of Tower of Fantasy: the free-to-play MMO launched back in summer 2022 and immediately found a niche with players craving some sci-fi action. Then, in October 2022, the game launched on Steam alongside update 2.0 (Vera), and has since enjoyed a regular campaign of updates and content drops, allowing its loyal legion of fans to settle into a world that constantly changes and evolves. Now, with the latest update – Mirafleur Moonshade – the…

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TemTem’s 1.2 update lets you skip training and jump straight into PvP

Aspiring animal fight pit enthusiasts can now skip the hard work of capturing, breeding and training their definitely-willing combatants, and instead jump straight into TemTem‘s PvP battles. The Pokemon-like MMO’s 1.2 update introduces Showdown, a ranked competitive ladder where players are free to twiddle with their line-up using simulated Temtems. The update also tweaks how PvP ranking works, adds new PvP battle zones, and a beauty centre where you can tweak your character’s appearance. There’s a new season of cosmetic doodads, too. Read more