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Overwatch 2 dev gives an update on ranked issues and more

A few changes are coming to the competitive shooter. Blizzard game director Aaron Keller has addressed some of the issues Overwatch 2 players are still experiencing with its ranked mode in a recent blog post. Ever since Overwatch 2 launched last year, its ranked mode hasn’t felt quite right, in particular because players haven’t been entirely confident in what their real rank is. To help with that, Keller has put out a blog post explaining what he believes the problem is, as well as promising changes for season 3. “The new Ranked mode suffered from poor comprehension,” wrote Keller. “There…

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GoldenEye 007 players show you how to remap your Switch controls so it plays like a modern FPS

There’s a setting for that. Switch Online users seem to be enjoying playing GoldenEye 007 on their consoles, but a few are having a bit of trouble with the controls. Apparently, the controls are auto-configured to how the game was released originally. Bond is back… in all of his N64-era glory! Huuzah. If you played it on N64 back in the day, the controls did take a bit of getting used to, but we caught on rather quickly. Remember inverted aiming? Some of us still use it, and this game is probably why. However, first-person shooters have come a long,…

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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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RetroSpace is a disco-punk immersive sim from the Chicken Police devs

Space is fine, but it could do with more disco. The Wild Gentleman agree, so they’re making RetroSpace, a colourful yet horror-filled immersive sim set on a city-sized, time-hopping spaceship from the 60’s. It’s got creepy bug men, creepier flower ladies, and drugs that can turn you into “a tentacle-armed, mind-controlling, shadow-lurking mutant”. The Wild Gentleman are the developers behind noir detective game Chicken Police, making this a pleasing pivot from grizzled chickens to grizzly chic ions. Read more

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Arkane says that Redfall is closer to Far Cry than it is to Left 4 Dead

Though it also finds the comparisons understandable. Immediate comparisons between Redfall and Left 4 Dead are understandable, but Arkane says it’s actually its take on Far Cry. Odds are, if you see a game reveal that shows off a four-play, co-op shooter, you’ll probably think ‘oh hey, like Left 4 Dead.’ That’s what plenty of us did with Redfall, but in a recent interview with GamesRadar, creative director at Arkane Ricardo Bare dived deep into some details about the game, including all those comparisons to the classic Valve title. “It’s totally understandable for somebody to come to that conclusion,” Bare…

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CD Projekt settles with investors in Cyberpunk 2077 class-action suit to the tune of $1.85 million

The parties involved have come to an agreement. CD Projekt has settled a class-action lawsuit originally brought by investors in 2021 over Cyberpunk 2077. The two parties, which entered into negotiations in late 2021, came to an agreement this week with CD Projekt agreeing to pay investors $1.85 million (thanks, Law 360 via PCgamesN). Cyberpunk: Edgerunners — Official Trailer – Netflix Investors filed a lawsuit against the company two years ago alleging it misrepresented the practically broken state of Cyberpunk 2077 on consoles to receive financial benefits. The first class-action suit against CD Projekt came about in January 2021, with…

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The RPS Selection Box: Ollie’s bonus games of the year 2022

Listen, I don’t have much time. I enjoyed a lot of games this year, but Alice just told me that if I spend more than 1,500 words on this list then she’s going to murder my whole family*. And that includes some people I like. So without ado: here’s a handful of the games I enjoyed the most this year which (crushingly) didn’t quite make their way into our soft ‘n’ snuggly RPS Advent Calendar 2022. Read more

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Warzone 2.0 gets a temporary Rocket League mode on Wednesday

Football may not have come home this year, but it is coming to Call Of Duty: Warzone 2.0. A limited-time mode introduced with Season 01 Reloaded’s launch on Wednesday will see two teams of three knocking a big football about on ATVs equipped with special pulse abilities, in classic Rocket League fashion. The developers are also bringing back Mini Royale, popping up a new building in the DMZ mode, and adding a new map to the multiplayer mode that you actually need to own Modern Warfare 2 for. Read more

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Next week’s big Xbox Box Game Pass game will be detested

Are you ready for a ‘marmite game’? It’s been a long time, but it looks like Xbox Game Pass’ upcoming title will be quite divisive. The best thing about Xbox Game Pass, for my money, is the way it lets you experiment with things in a relatively consequence-free manner. For example, I always thought I’d love Loot River – it’s exactly my kind of jam; roguelite elements, dark pixel art, unforgiving combat. Thanks to the tite’s arrival on Game Pass, though, I didn’t need to drop the full price on the game only to discover it wasn’t really for me…

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Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is free to keep right now

UK publisher Rebellion is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of that, the company is giving away one of its most notable games – Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000. This is the updated version of Rebellion’s best stab at AvP, which originally released in 1999, and was published by Fox Interactive. You can grab the game by heading over to Rebellion’s storefront, where the offer is displayed proudly on the front page. There is a minor catch. You have to sign up to Rebellion’s newsletter, after which a Steam key for the game will be sent to you. Read…

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Overwatch 2 has an on-boarding problem, and it should look to Final Fantasy 14 to fix it

When it comes to helping players understand and actually enjoy the game, Overwatch 2 has a lot to learn from Final Fantasy 14. The stage is set for victory. You and your allies have the enemy cornered as the clock ticks into overtime, and there’s seemingly no way you can fail – or so you think. Suddenly, your slightly damaged healer falls back and says “Come to me for healing!” So your tank does, departing the frontline and getting their wounds patched up. Your other healer is in a corner somewhere, staying out of danger. Both games have similarly convoluted…

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Elite Dangerous just got invaded by Thargoids

It’s Tuesday, and the entire species is about to go to war with a powerful alien race. At least we are in space sim Elite Dangerous anyway, which sees the Thargoids finally invade human systems with the arrival of Update 14 for the game today. Eight massive space anomalies called Maelstroms are on their way towards human worlds, accompanied by massing Thargoid starships. Read more

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide’s beta progression will carry over when the game releases

Grim co-op action game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is out on PC on Wednesday, and devs Fatshark have taken a load off players’ minds by confirming that progression from the pre-order beta will carry over. Although Fatshark had mentioned in previous Steam updates about the game’s beta that player progression might not be fully guaranteed, they tweeted over the weekend to let players know that progression will be maintained once the game’s released. I do like that they address everyone as “rejects” in their announcements, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Read more

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PlayStation doesn’t think Battlefield can keep up with Call of Duty for much longer

The players, the media and even other developers have been down on EA and Battlefield lately – and now even Sony is taking shots at the FPS series. It’s been a messy old week for Sony and Microsoft. After the UK Government published Xbox and PlayStation’s full arguments over the Activision Blizzard acquisition case to a public domain, media types and players alike have been trawling the pages, sniffing out bytes of snark issued by both companies in an effort to make themselves look smaller than they actually are. The end game, of course, is for Sony to kick up…