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Sifu is a Kung Fu action game from the Absolver developers, and it’s coming to PS4, PS5 and PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:30 GMT Sifu is the new game from Absolver developers Sloclap, and it’s coming to PS4 and PS5 as well as PC via the Epic Games Store later this year.Announced during PlayStation’s February 2021 State of Play, Sifu’s main conceit is that it’ll age you a little every single time you die.But with each death comes a unique twist: you get more skilled. Experience comes with age, as they say. “Featuring the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat, Sifu tells the story of a young Kung Fu…

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Twitch edited Metallica’s BlizzConline show to avoid a DMCA strike

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:42 GMT If you were watching 2021’s BlizzConline show on Twitch, you may have been taken aback to see heavy metal monsters Metallica sound a little different from what you were expecting.Twitch replaced Metallica’s live performance of For Whom The Bell Tolls at the end of BlizzConline’s opening ceremony with royalty-free music to avoid a DMCA (that’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown, making for some… interesting scenes at the end of the show.Anyone watching the stream via the Twitch Gaming channel may have noted that the heavy riffs of James Hetfiled and the gang…

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Nier Replicant PC – here are the minimum and recommended requirements

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:48 GMT The minimum and recommended PC specs have been announced for Nier Replicant.Nier Replicant is out on April 23 and you can look over the PC specs below.Nier Replicant PC SpecsMinimum OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X; Intel Core i5-6400 Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270X; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 DirectX: Version 11 Storage: 25 GB available space Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card Additional Notes: 60 FPS @ 1280×720 Recommended OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X; Intel Core i5-6400 Memory: 16 GB RAM…

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Check out this PS1 demake of The Witcher 3

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 15 February 2021 16:56 GMT The Witcher 3 is over five years old now, and even though it’s getting on (in ‘game years’) people are still finding new ways to celebrate its most iconic moments.One of the game’s most iconic moments, without a doubt, is the Geralt bath scene – you know the one. It’s where our gruff, often mono-syllabic hero takes off his armor and enjoys a nice long soak in a big ol’ tub in Kaer Morhen. Refreshing.It’s been meme’d to high hell, of course, but many of you are still finding a laugh…

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Fall Guys gets a Red Panda costume, but you need to pick it up soon

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 February 2021 16:36 GMT Fall Guys has an adorable new costume up for grabs, but if you want to dress your bean as a Red Panda you’ll have to be quick.Fall Guys developer Mediatonic is feeling the love today and offering out a “Valentine’s Gift” to players of the game show-inspired battle royale game.It’s not quite the no-strings-attached freebie you may want on this romantic holiday, though, since if you want to pick up the new costume you’ll have to head into the in-game store and drop 1000 kudos on the cosmetic.If you’re in need…

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Stardew Valley’s big 1.5 update is now available for consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 12 February 2021 15:16 GMT The Stardew Valley 1.5 Update is now available for consoles.Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation owners should log into Stardew Valley and apply the latest update.There is a small issue with the update causing a “blue ground” bug which is being investigated. According to ConcernedApe, it is only happening in one specific area, and is only a visual bug. The issue is being investigated and will be patched.Update 1.5 adds “late-game” content to Stardew Valley and adds the largest amount of content added to the game since launch.With the update, you can expect…

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Overcooked 2 is free to play on Switch for the next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 17:08 GMT Want to try out Overcooked 2 on Switch for nada? You’re in luck if you have a Switch Online account.Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can play Overcooked 2 for free on Switch for the next week with a Switch Online account.Starting today through February 16, you can team up your loved one for some chaotic cooking action in the full version of the game. Because couples that can survive Overcooked 2 without breaking up can outlast anything, right?If you are unfamiliar with the game, know going into it…

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The World Ends With You: The Animation arrives in April 2021, gets new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 February 2021 12:32 GMT The World Ends With You: The Animation has received a brand-new trailer ahead of its launch later this year.Tetsuya Nomura, Takeharu Ishimoto, and other members of the original development team are working on the serialized animation series based on the world and events of the cult Nintendo DS game.Square Enix has revealed that The World Ends With You: The Animation will launch in Japan on April 9 via a new trailer that gives us an extended look at the upcoming anime and the opening theme “TEENAGE CITY RIOT” by ALI. Check it…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and FIFA 21 were the top PlayStation downloads in January

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 18:39 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and FIFA 21 were the most popular PlayStation downloads in January in the US and Europe, respectively.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store for PS5 in the US, and on PS4 in the US and Europe.On PS5, FIFA 21 was the most downloaded game in Europe and the fourth most popular game in the region on PS4.In both regions on PS5, Hitman 3 was the second most downloaded game, and on PS4, GTA 5 was…

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Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix targets save file bug on PC

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 February 2021 14:37 GMT A hotfix is now available for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC.Hotfix 1.12 fixes a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077 that could be used as part of remote execution, including save files.It fixed a buffer overrun issue and removed/replaced non-ASLR DLLs.The fix basically applies to the use of mods/custom saves on PC. CDP became aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses which can be used to execute code on PCs. Until a fix was issued, it suggested folks refrain from using files from unknown sources.CDP was reached out to by…

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Switch sales raised $58,000 for the Rainforest Trust

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 29 January 2021 17:05 GMT Moon Studios and iam8bit have raised $58,000 for the Rainforest Trust thanks to December sales of Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch. From December 8 to 13, the companies pledged 5% from sales of Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch would benefit the Rainforest Trust, with iam8bit pledging $25,000 to the charity. This week, iam8bit announced $58,000 was raised during that time, enough to protect 29,000 acres of rainforest habitat – a space roughly double the size of Manhattan.“As the publishers of the Ori series…

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Roller Champions closed beta coming to select European countries next month

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:01 GMT Ubisoft will host a closed beta for Roller Champions in select European countries in February.The Roller Champions closed beta will go live on February 17 and run through March 1.It will only be available in the countries noted in the image at the bottom of this post.The closed beta is an opportunity to get an early taste of what the game has to offer and provide your feedback. You can sign up here to be among the first players to try it out.Progression will not be saved, but beta players will…

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New 80s-themed trailer shows off Apex Legends Season 8’s chaotic new character Fuse

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:35 GMT New content is dropping with a bang!Our latest look at the upcoming Apex Legends Season 8 is, well, pretty chaotic.The 1980s-styled trailer for the new content – dubbed Mayhem – showcases the new playable character entering the fray, Fuse, whose whole thing seems to be that he’s Australian, a bit mental, and really into explosions. Like, he’s basically Apex Legends’ version of Junkrat, right? Oh and – spoilers – but the trailer ends up with him straight up bottling Mirage, which I can get behind to be honest because Mirage is…

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Check out the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny character trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 13:24 GMT Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 later this year, and ahead of its launch in the West, we’re being introduced to its central cast.Developer Nippon Ichi Software has published a new video showing off the various characters you’ll be leveling up until they can deal damage numbers in the millions as you play through the no doubt bizarre story of the RPG.The trailer introduces us briefly to the story before changing lanes and focusing entirely on the ragtag bunch of weirdos and strangers that’ll…

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Hitman 3 devs working to bring ray-tracing to Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 16:46 GMT IO Interactive is working on bringing ray-tracing to Hitman 3 on Xbox Series X/S.According to the developer, the team behind Hitman 3 is currently working on ray-tracing technology for the renderer in its Glacier engine. IO said it sees Hitman as a ‘live game’ and the January 20 release was “just the beginning of a journey.” “We’re going to keep working on the game and adding new features,” said CTO Maurizio de Pascale. “It’s great that the GPU in the Series X/S has hardware support for Ray-Tracing. “We’ve already started working…