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Square Enix pleased with Outriders sales and praises Xbox Game Pass’ ability to build an install base

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 16:32 GMT Square Enix is pretty pleased with how Outriders is performing.Speaking in an investors meeting, president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda said despite slight issues with bugs at launch, Outriders “has gotten off to a good start” as a new IP.Watch on YouTubeMatsuda went on to say the company was pleasantly surprised as the digital sales ratio for the title has been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten company expectations. Square also believes its decision to make the game available through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass as soon as…

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s new PS5 Yuffie DLC episode isn’t essential, but it is damn good fun

Yuffie’s new adventure is a fun romp, though only existing fans need apply. Watch on YouTubePeople talk a big game about the cast of the original Final Fantasy 7. As they should; the cast is excellent. But one of the best-developed members of the cast is Yuffie – who quietly builds out a unique and memorable presence despite being an optional party member who as a result has much less to do with the thrust of the main game’s story.In the original FF7, Yuffie is encountered at random on the world map, with the likelihood you’ll run into her increasing…

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Is Horizon Forbidden West on PS5 the best looking game of all time?

By Tom Orry 28 May 2021 13:30 GMT We discuss that and more in this video chat about Sony’s gorgeous looking open-world sequel.“The next-gen consoles aren’t going to deliver much of an improvement over what we already have,” the naysayers said. “Incremental at best.” “Diminishing returns, now,” they added. Well, have those people seen the Horizon Forbidden West gameplay demo Sony put out? We’ve got the footage right here, along with me, Dorrani, and Alex talking about what we saw.Watch on YouTubeObviously a video game isn’t just about its visuals, so what did we make of the gameplay on show….

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PlayStation Plus games for June include Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, Star Wars: Squadrons

By Stephany Nunneley 26 May 2021 17:00 GMT Sony has announced which games you will be able to download through PlayStation Plus in June.The June PlayStation Plus games are Operation: Tango, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, and Star Wars: Squadrons.Watch on YouTubeOperation: Tango is for PS5 only, while the other two game are available on PS4.Virtual Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown was just announced yesterday. You can expect updated graphics, the same gameplay and combat, new background music for stages, new lighting and shaders, a new opening cinematic, and more.All games will be available for members to add to their library…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade: watch new PS5 performance mode gameplay here

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s big PS5 update is mere weeks away – so here’s a look at it running in performance mode.Watch on YouTubeWhile the next full part of the story might be a way off, fans of FF7 at least have a little bit of all-new content this year in the form of Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade and its new Intermission chapter – an all-new chunk of story which stars beloved optional original FF7 party member Yuffie Kisaragi. This new footage of the game shows off a bunch of the new features you’ll find in the new chapter…

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The Falconeer is coming to PS4, PS5 and Switch this summer

By Stephany Nunneley 19 May 2021 14:01 GMT The Falconeer has been announced for PlayStation consoles and Switch.Coming to PS4, PS5, and Switch as The Falconeer: Warrior Edition, the game will be released for all three consoles on August 5.Watch on YouTubeThe Warrior Edition includes all updates, free and paid. This means you can look forward to the DLC packs The Kraken, The Hunter, and Atun’s Folly rolled into this edition, as well as the upcoming expansion, Edge of the World on launch day. Further additions also include the re-recording of significant voice-over work and a streamlined prologue tutorial.The Edge of…

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Mass Effect & Dragon Age’s cast members on how BioWare builds dynamics

“Dragon Age was basically one of my favourite video games, even before I got cast,” Allegra Clark, the voice of Josephine in Dragon Age: Inquisition tells me. “It was a big, very fun deal for me. I’ve played the games to death. I still am replaying Inquisition to this day. And I am so stoked to actually get to revisit the Mass Effect trilogy, because I knew the rumours have been floating around, but I didn’t know for sure that they were making it. I’m gonna stream the hell out of it. I’m so excited.”Watch on YouTubeClark’s enthusiasm for BioWare…

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SEGA has no plans to bring Lost Judgment to PC “at this time”

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 18:07 GMT Looks like the source code on the Lost Judgement website listing the game for PC was just an error. That’s if SEGA’s comment regarding a PC version of Lost Judgment is anything to go by.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking in an email with PC Gamer, a SEGA spokesperson confirmed that the recently announced game is not coming to PC anytime soon. “The game is being announced for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One,” said the representative. “SEGA has no plans to bring Lost Judgment to PC at this time.”What got…

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Remnant: From the Ashes free upgrade coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 16:20 GMT Gunfire Games has announced a free update for Remnant: From the Ashes is coming next week.On May 13, a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released for Remnant: From the Ashes players.Watch on YouTubeYou will be able to choose between 4K resolution at 30 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X.On Xbox Series S it will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also choose this option for PS5 and Xbox Series X.Also on May 13, Xbox PC Game Pass members will be…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Mako has been improved, but you can disable the new handling

Even though upgrades have been made to the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, you can revert back to the old handling if you wish.This is according to BioWare which recently spoke with PC Gamer about the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.Watch on YouTubeAs you know, the M-35 Mako has been updated to handle better than before, and it will feel less light and bouncy. With the update, the vehicle feels weightier and slides around less.But, if you prefer the way the old Mako handled, you can turn the improvements off, according to project director Mac Walters and environment…

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 17:13 GMT The 20-year old game is back.Originally released in 2001 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, then later ported to GameCube and Game Boy Advanced, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow.Watch on YouTubeIt will run you $29.99/£29.99/€29.99 and features enhanced graphics and up to 4K resolution on supported devices. Co-op is also supported. 4K will be supported on PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (thanks, IGN).Interplay and Wizards of the Coast are re-releasing the game, so don’t expect a remaster going into it.Baldur’s…

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Apex Legends Season 9 trailer shows off Valkyrie and new 3v3 mode

By Stephany Nunneley 22 April 2021 20:00 GMT Respawn Entertainment has dropped a new Apex Legends trailer to give you a taste of what Season 9 will have to offer in May. Season 9 of Apex Legends will return players to where it started and will take you to the Arena, which is a new 3v3 game mode. Watch on YouTubeNew Legend Valkyrie will also become available when the new season kicks off, and you can see the new Legend for yourself in the trailer. The new season will include a new weapon called the Bockek Bow that is “capable…

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Nier Replicant review: it’s not a remake, but it’s one of the best remasters in recent memory

This new release of Nier goes to great lengths to improve the 2010 original – and while it’s no Automata, it’s now a fantastic experience.Watch on YouTubeSquare Enix has pitched this new version of flawed 2010 cult classic Nier as not quite a remake, but also more than a remaster. The argument is that the game defies definition, thus the deliberately-obtuse, largely random title: NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Having seen basically everything the game has to offer, however, I feel pretty confident in properly defining it. It’s a remaster – but a big one.With that said, it’s undoubtedly one of the…

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400 million Call of Duty games have been sold since October 2003

By Stephany Nunneley 21 April 2021 20:26 GMT That’s quite a figure.Activision has announced a big milestone for the Call of Duty franchise.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the company, the franchise as a whole has sold 400 million Call of Duty premium games since the first game was released back in October 2003.In the news bulletin, the company also reiterated the number of Warzone players has reached 100 million.The firm also provided some interesting stats for Warzone.Since its release, 26.4 billion parachutes have been deployed, 28.8 billion matches have been played, 8.1 billion teammates have been revived, and 8.33 billion players…