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Pokemon Fan Designs Paradox Form for Gyarados - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Pokemon Fan Designs Paradox Form for Gyarados

Though the strange Paradox Pokemon from the most recent Pokemon games have inspired countless new fan designs, one artist has applied the concept to Gyarados, giving the classic and widely-favored Water-type Pokemon a whole new look. Both the seemingly prehistoric Paradox Pokemon and the futuristic, robot-like ones have led to Pokemon fans thinking up new Paradox Pokemon inspired by their own personal favorite creatures, with these freaky alternate-world Pokemon variants widely being considered some of the most bizarre designs in the series yet.

Twitch Might Be Getting More Expensive - gamerant.com - Britain - Australia - Usa - Turkey - South Korea - Canada - county Canadian
gamerant.com
21.02.2024

Twitch Might Be Getting More Expensive

Twitch subscriptions are getting more expensive in select countries starting March 28, and the US may be one of the regions seeing a price increase in the near future. These updated prices for Twitch subscriptions will «help streamer revenue keep pace with rising costs» and account for inflation in several countries, according to Twitch.

Pokemon Fan Designs 3 Incredible Fusions - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
21.02.2024

Pokemon Fan Designs 3 Incredible Fusions

A Pokemon fan has created impressive fusions between Houndoom and Electrode, Gastly and Ditto, and Salamence and Xatu. The Pokemon franchise is famous for its designs, which range from simple ones like Trubbish and Meowth to more complex ones like Zygarde and Eternatus. But the community is always creating even more Pokemon, and a favorite way for fans to do this is by fusing creatures.

Dead By Daylight All Things Wicked Adds A New Killer & More - gameranx.com
gameranx.com
20.02.2024

Dead By Daylight All Things Wicked Adds A New Killer & More

Dead by Daylight players are getting something new coming their way next month. This latest chapter is called All Things Wicked, and with it comes a new survivor, killer, and a brand new map location. That should spark quite a bit of interest within the community as we’ve been waiting on the big reveal of the next chapter. Fortunately, the trailer has dropped, and you can view it below. 

Is Helldivers 2 crossplay? Multiplayer across platforms explained - radiotimes.com
radiotimes.com
20.02.2024

Is Helldivers 2 crossplay? Multiplayer across platforms explained

Helldivers 2 pits four players together in a galactic battle for supremacy, as the Terminid Brood and Automaton faction threaten the expansion of Super Earth — and we’ve got the multiplayer platforms explained to answer the burning question, «Is Helldivers 2 crossplay?»

Neonhive has announced the launch of its new publishing label, Neonhive Games - techradar.com
techradar.com
20.02.2024

Neonhive has announced the launch of its new publishing label, Neonhive Games

The award-winning PR and marketing agency Neonhive has announced its brand-new publishing label, Neonhive Games.

Baldur's Gate 3 PSA: You Can Poison The Duergar's Keg In The Underdark - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
20.02.2024

Baldur's Gate 3 PSA: You Can Poison The Duergar's Keg In The Underdark

It's a pretty well-known fact at this point that you can sneak some poison into the kegs at the goblin camp in Baldur's Gate 3 to get some easy kills without aggroing everyone from the Sword Coast to Waterdeep, but what you might not have known is that you can use that same trick on the duergar in the Underdark.

Need for Speed Unbound to Get Second Year of Support Inspired by Previous Franchise Entries - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
20.02.2024

Need for Speed Unbound to Get Second Year of Support Inspired by Previous Franchise Entries

Criterion Games surprised fans by announcing another year of support for Need for Speed Unbound, 2022's installment in the racing game series. It's partly due to Need for Speed celebrating its 30th anniversary, they said.

'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality - tech.hindustantimes.com - state Florida - Egypt - area District Of Columbia - city Paris
tech.hindustantimes.com
20.02.2024

'Soaring' over hills or 'playing' with puppies, study finds seniors enjoy virtual reality

 Retired Army Col. Farrell Patrick taught computer science at West Point during the 1970s and then at two private universities through the 1990s, so he isn't surprised by the progress technology has made over the decades.

Xbox's 'Everywhere' Future Outlined in Company Memo from Phil Spencer | Push Square - pushsquare.com
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Xbox's 'Everywhere' Future Outlined in Company Memo from Phil Spencer | Push Square

In case you missed it, Xbox's top dogs set live a podcast yesterday, publicly announcing the company's long-rumoured intention to bring a selection of first-party games to rival consoles. After so much noise around the subject, it hardly came as a surprise, but it's still a noteworthy shift in how the platform holder will handle its in-house titles going forward. While the messaging was kept fairly vague, we can get a touch more context from a company memo, sent from Phil Spencer to staff before the podcast's debut. It's now available to read in its entirety online.

Rumour: Xbox Has Considered Microsoft Flight Simulator, Gears of War, and DOOM for PS5 | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana
pushsquare.com
20.02.2024

Rumour: Xbox Has Considered Microsoft Flight Simulator, Gears of War, and DOOM for PS5 | Push Square

Microsoft only announced four first-party titles for PS5 today, and it’s refusing to name which ones, although the likelihood is that Sea of Thieves, Grounded, Hi-Fi Rush, and Pentiment will all get ported. However, its stance is wishy-washy when it comes to other releases, with Spencer claiming he doesn’t believe “we should as an industry ever rule out a game going to any other platform”.

Warframe joins the growing list of console games being ported to iOS - destructoid.com - city Sandstorm
destructoid.com
19.02.2024

Warframe joins the growing list of console games being ported to iOS

Warframe has been around for a while, and over the years it has amassed a big following. There’s plenty to look forward to as it continues to receive new content. The community will be growing soon, as it’s coming to iOS on February 20.

22 years later, one of BioWare's D&D RPG alternatives to Baldur's Gate gets a community patch held together with "copious amounts of adhesive" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
19.02.2024

22 years later, one of BioWare's D&D RPG alternatives to Baldur's Gate gets a community patch held together with "copious amounts of adhesive"

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is a D&D style RPG by Bioware's Beamdog. For a game now 22 years old, an update announcement may seem a little far fetched, but that's why we're here. Courtesy of the bustling modding community still surrounding the game today, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition has just seen a massive patch.

Helldivers 2 Players Who Refuse to Log Out to Ensure They Keep Their Spot in the Servers 'Ruining It for Others' - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
19.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Players Who Refuse to Log Out to Ensure They Keep Their Spot in the Servers 'Ruining It for Others'

Helldivers 2 saw a huge weekend during which it broke its own concurrent players record multiple times and even passed GTA 5's Steam peak, but it was also a frustrating weekend for many who struggled to log in and play with the servers at capacity.

GTA 6 excitement peaks as alleged leak reveals thrilling features - tech.hindustantimes.com - India - city Vice
tech.hindustantimes.com
19.02.2024

GTA 6 excitement peaks as alleged leak reveals thrilling features

A recent surge of rumours surrounding GTA 6 has ignited excitement among fans, thanks to an alleged leak that offers a sneak peek into some anticipated features of the upcoming game. The source of this revelation is a mysterious Redditor known as "Well_Look_Whos_Back," the same individual who previously leaked the soundtrack used in the first Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer just days before its official release.

Gnomeregan Boss Strategy Guides on Wowhead - Season of Discovery - wowhead.com
wowhead.com
19.02.2024

Gnomeregan Boss Strategy Guides on Wowhead - Season of Discovery

We've prepared Boss Strategy Guides for Gnomeregan, the new Level-Up Raid introduced in Season of Discovery Phase 2! These guides will help prepare your 10-player raid group to defeat each boss in Gnomeregan, which has been redesigned for Season of Discovery with entirely new boss encounters and mechanics! Take a look at our boss strategy guides below --

The Tears of the Kingdom community is collectively creating a Korok torturing contraption - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
18.02.2024

The Tears of the Kingdom community is collectively creating a Korok torturing contraption

The Koroks of Tears of the Kingdom are seen as adorable creatures by some, while others find them to be nothing but annoyances. The latter group has made a sport out of torturing the Koroks by fusing them onto contraptions and putting them in the most horrific situations.

Palworld devs confuse fans by appearing to forget Pal’s name - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
18.02.2024

Palworld devs confuse fans by appearing to forget Pal’s name

We’ve come to know our Pals pretty well over the last month since the game entered early access. We know their names, abilities, and skills by heart, it seems. Now, a recent Twitter post by Pocketpair has got fans of the game humorously questioning whether the same is true about the developers.

In a community-wide RPG scavenger hunt, Baldur's Gate 3 players share the things they're convinced most people have missed - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
18.02.2024

In a community-wide RPG scavenger hunt, Baldur's Gate 3 players share the things they're convinced most people have missed

The Baldur's Gate 3 community has shared the quests, dialogue, and hidden details that they reckon most players have missed in the mammoth roleplaying game.

Decoded! GTA 6 leak "unveils" prone mechanic feature and controller changes - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
18.02.2024

Decoded! GTA 6 leak "unveils" prone mechanic feature and controller changes

Even as the countdown to the highly anticipated release continues, a GTA 6 leak might have unveiled a thrilling gameplay feature that fans have decoded. And although the exact GTA 6 release date remains elusive, the speculated window of 2025 is under debate as Take-Two Interactive struggles with revenue issues. Initially, GTA 6 launch was suggested between January to March, 2025, but recent adjustments hint at a possible April 2025 release or perhaps even later. While speculative, the excitement surrounding GTA 6 remains palpable.

Stardew Valley Player Gets Bittersweet Reminder To Take Care Of Their Crops - gamerant.com - city Pelican
gamerant.com
18.02.2024

Stardew Valley Player Gets Bittersweet Reminder To Take Care Of Their Crops

Players have praised Stardew Valley for its charming moments, with one fan sharing a hilarious incident of a fairy watering some dead rice crops, reminding the player to take better care of their harvests. The various crops in Stardew Valley have different growth periods and harvest cycles, leading some players to forget to take care of their produce and resulting in funny moments like this player's fairy encounter.

"Palworld has lost X per cent of its player base discourse is lazy," says developer Pocketpair - eurogamer.net
eurogamer.net
17.02.2024

"Palworld has lost X per cent of its player base discourse is lazy," says developer Pocketpair

Palworld developer Pocketpair insists it has no reason to be alarmed about the hit game's dwindling player count.

Helldivers 2 Players Have Dubbed A Level "Robot Vietnam" - thegamer.com - Vietnam
thegamer.com
17.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Players Have Dubbed A Level "Robot Vietnam"

Helldivers 2 players have dubbed one of the game's harder missions in Malevelon Creek "Robot Vietnam" and it's really not hard to see why.

Palworld player sparks envy by capturing the insanely OP Jetragon - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
17.02.2024

Palworld player sparks envy by capturing the insanely OP Jetragon

Palworld players can seem a little obsessed with the idea of breeding the perfect Pals; hundreds of cakes resulting in hundreds of Eggs to pass down the perfect Passive Traits for a chosen purpose. For the most part, these desired Passive Traits are ones that boost mount speed. 

Palworld’s Community Manager says ‘its fine to take breaks’ amid negative player count discourse - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
17.02.2024

Palworld’s Community Manager says ‘its fine to take breaks’ amid negative player count discourse

After Palworld started sliding down the Steam charts, the usual it’s a dead game or dying chatter spun up, but I’m not inclined to go exclusively off of Steam’s player count to determine a game’s long-term health, and the same appears true for Pocketpair. The studio’s community manager, Bucky, seems to feel the same if their recent Twitter post is anything to go by. 

Nightingale prepares for release day with pre-launch updates - destructoid.com - county Early
destructoid.com
17.02.2024

Nightingale prepares for release day with pre-launch updates

Nightingale’s Early Access launch day is just around the corner, and plans for numerous updates come with it. During multiple stress test sessions and hands-on previews, Inflexion Games has gathered community feedback and organized it into a comprehensive plan for key changes before Nightingale’s launch.

Best in Slot Gear Guides on Wowhead - Phase 2 Season of Discovery - wowhead.com
wowhead.com
17.02.2024

Best in Slot Gear Guides on Wowhead - Phase 2 Season of Discovery

Our Class Writers have prepared Best in Slot Gear Guides for every Class and Role combination in Season of Discovery Phase 2, which features gear acquired from the new Phase 2 Level-Up Raid Gnomeregan. If you'd like to learn more about Gnomeregan or Phase 2, take a look at our guides below -- Phase 2 Overview Gnomeregan Overview Gnomeregan Loot Wowhead didn't publish Best in Slot Gear Guides sooner because we wanted to ensure we had all the data on the items and our Class Writers had the right amount of time for theorycrafting, simming, and discussions with the class communities. This way, we can publish the highest quality Best in Slot Gear Guides for Season of Discovery Phase 2! If you would like to leave a comment for Wowhead, be sure to reach out to . We will be reviewing this feedback for any opportunities for us to improve in the future, thank you!

Baldur’s Gate 3 takes home Game of the Year at 2024 DICE Awards - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
16.02.2024

Baldur’s Gate 3 takes home Game of the Year at 2024 DICE Awards

The 2024 Game of the Year award has been handed out at the DICE Awards, and it has fallen into the hands of Larian for Baldur’s Gate 3.

Helldivers 2 Will Temporarily Grant Extra XP and Requisition This Weekend to Alleviate Rewards Issue - ign.com
ign.com
16.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Will Temporarily Grant Extra XP and Requisition This Weekend to Alleviate Rewards Issue

Helldivers II developer Arrowhead Studios has announced that players can earn 50% extra XP and Requisition until the end of the day on Sunday in Central European Time thanks to a bug that prevented some players from earning rewards after a mission.

"S**tposting is a blessing and a curse," say GTA 6 community mods in a futile bid to weed out silliness - gamesradar.com - state Florida - city Vice
gamesradar.com
16.02.2024

"S**tposting is a blessing and a curse," say GTA 6 community mods in a futile bid to weed out silliness

Before the long and arduous road to GTA 6 continues, moderators on the game's subreddit have attempted to crack down on the swamp of shitposts that have become more and more common in recent months. But the attempt doesn't seem to be massively successful. 

Switch 2 Reportedly Skipping 2024, Launching Next Year - thegamer.com - Brazil - Portugal
thegamer.com
16.02.2024

Switch 2 Reportedly Skipping 2024, Launching Next Year

The Nintendo Switch's successor won't launch this year, according to a new report. The Switch 2 is now said to have a release window of early 2025, despite many in the gaming community widely assuming that it would be revealed and released this year.

Players make all Gen 1 Pokemon in Infinite Craft - pcinvasion.com
pcinvasion.com
16.02.2024

Players make all Gen 1 Pokemon in Infinite Craft

It’s been well established that in Infinite Craft, everything is on the table. So at long last, a group of devouts have managed to make every Pokemon from the first generation. And this is likely only the beginning.

Palworld Dev Outlines Anti-Cheat Plan, but Admits It’s Struggling to Keep Up With Cheaters - ign.com
ign.com
16.02.2024

Palworld Dev Outlines Anti-Cheat Plan, but Admits It’s Struggling to Keep Up With Cheaters

Palworld developer Pocketpair has addressed the rampant cheating that is affecting the 'Pokemon with guns' survival and crafting game, and outlined a number of steps it’s taking to try to combat the problem.

Report: Quarter of staff laid off at Disco Elysium maker ZA/UM - pcgamesinsider.biz
pcgamesinsider.biz
16.02.2024

Report: Quarter of staff laid off at Disco Elysium maker ZA/UM

The developer of Disco Elysium, ZA/UM, has reportedly laid off around a quarter of its staff.

Baldur’s Gate 3’s Enormous Patch 6 Adds New and Randomised Kisses for Every Romantic Partner, and a Whole Lot More - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
16.02.2024

Baldur’s Gate 3’s Enormous Patch 6 Adds New and Randomised Kisses for Every Romantic Partner, and a Whole Lot More

Larian has released Baldur’s Gate 3’s huge Patch 6 across PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S. It launches on Mac at a later date.

Helldivers 2 Patch 01.000.008 Takes Aim at Crashes, Matchmaking, and the Servers - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
16.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Patch 01.000.008 Takes Aim at Crashes, Matchmaking, and the Servers

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has released another patch for the popular co-op shooter which takes aim at the various matchmaking issues that have plagued launch.

Magic: The Gathering Announces Charity Secret Lair For Sheldon Menery - thegamer.com - Usa - Italy
thegamer.com
16.02.2024

Magic: The Gathering Announces Charity Secret Lair For Sheldon Menery

In September last year, Magic: The Gathering fans were rocked by the news that Sheldon Menery had passed away following a seven-year-long battle with throat cancer. Menery was considered by Magic fans as the pioneer of the Commander format, which has gone on to become the most popular format of Magic: The Gathering, and his passing was greatly felt in the community.

Season 3 Midseason Update Campfire Chat Announcement Next Week - Gauntlet, Class Changes - wowhead.com - Diablo
wowhead.com
16.02.2024

Season 3 Midseason Update Campfire Chat Announcement Next Week - Gauntlet, Class Changes

Blizzard will be announcing the date of their Midseason Campfire Chat next week. The Campfire will discuss both upcoming class changes, as well as The Gauntlet. Global Community Development Director Adam Fletcher revealed that a Campfire Chat date will be coming soon — with the announcement next week, it is likely that the Campfire Chat itself would occur the week after, although it could be pushed out even further.

Palworld dev responds to player drop-off, says it’s ‘fine’ to take breaks - polygon.com - Japan
polygon.com
15.02.2024

Palworld dev responds to player drop-off, says it’s ‘fine’ to take breaks

Palworldhas only been out a month and it’s already solidified itself as a runaway success. The game has been setting records left and right, with eight million copies sold in less than six days, becoming the most-played third-party game on Xbox Game Pass, and climbing to the top of the Steam charts. Still, some people online have pointed out that the game has seen a drop-off in its active player base, and on Wednesday, a developer responded by voicing support for people who dropped the game.

4 Former Xbox Exclusives Are Coming To Rival Platforms - gameranx.com - state Indiana
gameranx.com
15.02.2024

4 Former Xbox Exclusives Are Coming To Rival Platforms

It was a hectic last week when news broke online that Microsoft was planning to bring the Xbox exclusives to other rival platforms. That flooded the web quickly, making Xbox fans hesitant on a bright outlook for the community. Fortunately, Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, took to the internet and confirmed that a presentation would be coming this week to clear the air. 

Xbox Business Update Confirms Four Exclusives Going Multi-Platform, Reveals Diablo 4 Game Pass Date - ign.com - state Indiana
ign.com
15.02.2024

Xbox Business Update Confirms Four Exclusives Going Multi-Platform, Reveals Diablo 4 Game Pass Date

Xbox revealed its "vision for the future" today in a podcast featuring executives Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond, and Matt Booty, who did their best to articulate the path forward for the platform amid reports of plans to embrace a third-party publishing strategy.

Helldivers 2 community rallies for a new fight with the Automatons - destructoid.com - Vietnam
destructoid.com
15.02.2024

Helldivers 2 community rallies for a new fight with the Automatons

Plenty of praise has been already directed at Arrowhead Studios’ latest flagship release, Helldivers 2, but the fact of the matter is that the game is only just kicking off. Notably, the cyborg Automaton faction has mounted its first full-fledged onslaught in Helldivers 2, and it’s a wildly different sort of battlefield.

Forza Motorsport’s Update 5 is cool, but Update 6 should be the real deal - destructoid.com - Germany
destructoid.com
15.02.2024

Forza Motorsport’s Update 5 is cool, but Update 6 should be the real deal

Early this year, Turn 10 promised to improve Forza Motorsport in three key areas, one of which was its controversial car progression system. Less than a month later, the car progression revamp was outlined, but the studio also noted that it wouldn’t be released until Update 6 hits.

Helldivers 2 goes full "robot Vietnam" with new mission types against the horrible Automatons - gamesradar.com - Vietnam
gamesradar.com
15.02.2024

Helldivers 2 goes full "robot Vietnam" with new mission types against the horrible Automatons

Helldivers 2's horrible Automatons are officially expanding, and they've quietly introduced a brand new game mode to the hit shooter.

The Bogged is coming to Minecraft - pcinvasion.com
pcinvasion.com
15.02.2024

The Bogged is coming to Minecraft

Minecraft has revealed the Bogged, a new Skeleton variant coming to the game. The community is very mixed about the arrival of this new enemy, despite new enemies being something many have wanted.

Warzone update will bring major changes to Kill and Assist SR awards in Ranked Mode - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
15.02.2024

Warzone update will bring major changes to Kill and Assist SR awards in Ranked Mode

Since the launch of season two and ranked Resurgence in Call of Duty Warzone, the community has had a few complaints. None were more common than the way SR is distributed when players earn kills. Developer Treyarch announced via X (Twitter) on Wednesday that a future update will fix the many issues it received complaints about.

Take-Two Interactive's AI patent fuels GTA 6 speculation among fans about Rockstar's plans - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
15.02.2024

Take-Two Interactive's AI patent fuels GTA 6 speculation among fans about Rockstar's plans

As anticipation builds for the release of GTA 6, fans are delving into the realm of speculation fueled by a recently uncovered an AI-linked patent from Take-Two Interactive. The patent, which outlines a method for virtual navigation in a gaming environment, has ignited curiosity within the gaming community, particularly among those eager for more insights into the highly anticipated title.

A convincing new fake Valve VR headset appeared last night - but it was all a joke that started at a furry convention - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
15.02.2024

A convincing new fake Valve VR headset appeared last night - but it was all a joke that started at a furry convention

Three months after originating as a joke at a furry convention, a fake Valve headset has caught users off guard by coming across as incredibly genuine.

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It Will 'Never' Add PvP Because It Wants to 'Reduce Toxic Elements' From the Community - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
15.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Says It Will 'Never' Add PvP Because It Wants to 'Reduce Toxic Elements' From the Community

Are you playing Helldivers 2 and wondering if the developers will ever add a player versus player mode? Don’t hold your breath — the boss of developer Arrowhead Game Studios has said it’s never going to happen.

Helldivers 2 Will "Never Add A PvP Mode" - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
15.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Will "Never Add A PvP Mode"

Helldivers 2 sees you and three others crash into enemy territory time and time again, dispatching nightmarish bugs to bring democracy to the galaxy. It's a co-op experience, even if mandatory friendly fire means occasionally getting caught in the crossfire.

Months before launch, Palworld’s community manager thought that anything above 50,000 players ‘seemed unobtainable’ - techradar.com - state Oregon
techradar.com
15.02.2024

Months before launch, Palworld’s community manager thought that anything above 50,000 players ‘seemed unobtainable’

Almost a month afterPalworld’s successful early-access launch, Pocketpair community manager ‘Bucky’ has been reflecting on his expectations for the game prior to its launch, and revealed that in May last year, reaching anything above 50,000 players seemed impossible. 

Helldivers 2 will never get a PvP mode because the toxicity isn't worth it - techradar.com
techradar.com
15.02.2024

Helldivers 2 will never get a PvP mode because the toxicity isn't worth it

It has been confirmed by Arrowhead Game Studios' CEO and creative director Johan Pilestedt thatco-op PvE shooter Helldivers 2 will never get a PvP mode. 

'Palworld Has Lost X% of Its Player Base' Discourse Is 'Lazy', Dev Says - ign.com
ign.com
15.02.2024

'Palworld Has Lost X% of Its Player Base' Discourse Is 'Lazy', Dev Says

The developer of Palworld has commented on the debate around the declining number of people playing the game since launch, calling the discourse "lazy".

Half a year before Palworld topped 2 million concurrent players on Steam alone, one of its developers thought over 50,000 players was "unobtainable" - gamesradar.com - county Early
gamesradar.com
14.02.2024

Half a year before Palworld topped 2 million concurrent players on Steam alone, one of its developers thought over 50,000 players was "unobtainable"

Just seven months before Palworld took over the world by so many metrics, a member of the Pocketpair team reckoned 50,000 players would be the most the survival hit would ever achieve.

Helldivers 2 patch rolls out to address game stability and matchmaking - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
14.02.2024

Helldivers 2 patch rolls out to address game stability and matchmaking

I suppose it’s appropriate that we get a Helldivers 2 patch on Valentine’s Day to address matchmaking. With the community lamenting disconnection issues, no doubt plenty are getting tired of the messy break-ups. Hopefully, today’s stability patch touches the hearts of all Helldivers 2 players.

Helldivers 2 will "never" add a PvP mode because the dev wants to "reduce toxic elements" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
14.02.2024

Helldivers 2 will "never" add a PvP mode because the dev wants to "reduce toxic elements"

Helldivers 2 is a video game with guns in it, which means somebody out there is clamoring for it to add a PvP mode, seemingly ignoring the fact that its lethal friendly fire means PvP is always at your fingertips. But according to CEO and creative director Johan Pilestedt of developer Arrowhead, a PvP mode is "never" going to happen because the inevitable toxicity ain't worth it. 

Palworld dev says it's alright to stop playing: "If you're no longer playing Palworld, we still love you, and we hope you'll come back for round 2" - gamesradar.com - county Early
gamesradar.com
14.02.2024

Palworld dev says it's alright to stop playing: "If you're no longer playing Palworld, we still love you, and we hope you'll come back for round 2"

There are now fewer people playing Palworld than there were at the height of the game's popularity, and one of the devs behind the unlikely survival game hit says that's perfectly fine.

Humble Bundle has a cheap way to get into Destiny 2 - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
14.02.2024

Humble Bundle has a cheap way to get into Destiny 2

For prospective Destiny 2 players looking to pick up the game before The Final Shape releases, now’s your chance. Humble Bundle is offering a bundle called Destiny 2: The Story So Far, and it includes every expansion plus a few extras for $40. 

Palworld performance woes seem worse for some after latest patch - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
14.02.2024

Palworld performance woes seem worse for some after latest patch

As expected for anything in early access, there have been some performance issues with Palworld since day one. However, following the release of patch 0.1.4.1 (Steam) and 0.1.1.4 (Xbox), there’s a noticeable uptick in community reports of lag and disappearing floors.

No matter what happens next, unionizing at ZeniMax worked - polygon.com - Usa
polygon.com
14.02.2024

No matter what happens next, unionizing at ZeniMax worked

Autumn Mitchell is a QA Tester at ZeniMax Media and is a member of ZeniMax Workers United of the Communications Workers of America (ZWU-CWA). She is currently an elected member of the union’s bargaining committee, which is negotiating the terms of their first contract with the company.

Helldivers 2 Dev Rolls Out New Patch to Combat Matchmaking and Stability Issues - ign.com
ign.com
14.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Dev Rolls Out New Patch to Combat Matchmaking and Stability Issues

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Games Studios has rolled out a new patch to address a range of matchmaking, performance, and stability issues affecting the popular co-operative shooter.

On Elon Musk's X, influencers are minting money from misinformation - tech.hindustantimes.com - Britain - Usa - Ukraine - Iraq - Denmark - Iran - Israel - Palestine
tech.hindustantimes.com
14.02.2024

On Elon Musk's X, influencers are minting money from misinformation

Influencers on X are monetizing misinformation about conflicts in the Middle East, leveraging the platform's contentious policies that researchers say prioritize engagement over accuracy. Since Elon Musk's turbulent 2022 acquisition of X, formerly Twitter, the site has restored thousands of once-banned accounts and introduced a paid verification system that critics say has boosted conspiracy theorists.

Pokemon Fan Designs Paradox Form for Zygarde - gamerant.com - region Unova
gamerant.com
14.02.2024

Pokemon Fan Designs Paradox Form for Zygarde

The various weird Paradox Pokemon introduced in the latest Pokemon titles have inspired plenty of fan artwork, and one member of the games' community has created new forms for the legendary Pokemon Zygarde based on the future Paradox Pokemon encountered in Pokemon Violet exclusively. The abnormal designs of these Paradox Pokemon, combined with the many lingering questions associated with them, have piqued the curiosity of countless Pokemon enthusiasts and led many to imagine what other fan-favorite Pokemon could look like as Paradox variants.

Pokemon Fan Art Imagines Regional Variant for Furret - gamerant.com - region Johto
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14.02.2024

Pokemon Fan Art Imagines Regional Variant for Furret

Fans of the Pokemon franchise continue to share incredible new creature designs of their own, with one talented member of the community showing off a whole new take on Furret, an adorable and widely beloved critter among the fanbase as a whole. Originally introduced in the Gen 2 Pokemon games, Furret is quite an iconic Normal-type Pokemon, which is a particularly common choice among players who prefer to collect their own variety of Pokemon that put cuteness before raw battle stats.

This Attack on Titan-inspired Palworld city is one of the survival game's best and biggest builds yet, and took a staggering 2 weeks to make with no mods - gamesradar.com
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13.02.2024

This Attack on Titan-inspired Palworld city is one of the survival game's best and biggest builds yet, and took a staggering 2 weeks to make with no mods

Presumably not ready to leave Attack on Titan behind after its anime finale, one Palworld player has recreated the series' iconic central city on a massive scale, purportedly without the use of any mods to make things easier. 

As the wait for Silksong continues, Hollow Knight fans threaten to "sacrifice" their own forum to get the developer's attention - gamesradar.com
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13.02.2024

As the wait for Silksong continues, Hollow Knight fans threaten to "sacrifice" their own forum to get the developer's attention

Hollow Knight Silksong fans are getting desperate for news of the long-awaited sequel, so much so that they're willing to delete their entire subreddit.

Nearly 1 in 5 gamers are LGBT+, says new GLAAD study - eurogamer.net
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13.02.2024

Nearly 1 in 5 gamers are LGBT+, says new GLAAD study

Nearly one in five gamers are members of the LGBT+ community, yet LGBT+ storylines and characters account for less than two percent of all games.

Diablo 4’s Latest Microtransaction Backlash Is Over Portal Reskins That Cost the Same as Palword - ign.com - Britain - city Sanctuary - Diablo
ign.com
13.02.2024

Diablo 4’s Latest Microtransaction Backlash Is Over Portal Reskins That Cost the Same as Palword

Diablo 4’s troubled history with microtransactions has grown more grim after Blizzard began selling class-locked portal reskins.

Total War: Warhammer 3 dev surrenders in game of DLC chicken, says unpopular $25 update "didn't give you enough" and will be expanded alongside "FreeLC" - gamesradar.com
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12.02.2024

Total War: Warhammer 3 dev surrenders in game of DLC chicken, says unpopular $25 update "didn't give you enough" and will be expanded alongside "FreeLC"

After months of community blowback and debate over the expectations and pricing for DLC, the developers of Total War: Warhammer 3 have vowed to make things right by pumping more free content into the strategy game's latest $25 add-on, which the devs now admit "didn't give you enough."

The Forza community maintains a massive car manufacturer color spreadsheet - destructoid.com - Britain - county Green - county Martin
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12.02.2024

The Forza community maintains a massive car manufacturer color spreadsheet

While the most topical discussions about the Forza franchise at large usually have something to do with the latest game’s many fumbles and stumbles, now’s the time to take a look at something different. Did you know that the Forza community maintains a humongous list of real-world car paint specifications?

Nightingale Preview – Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Early Access Launch - wccftech.com
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12.02.2024

Nightingale Preview – Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Early Access Launch

With only eight days left before the early access launch of Nightingale, their debut survival crafting game, Inflexion Games invited media to a remote presentation that served to recap what the game will be all about while also sharing some new details.

Escape from Tarkov players lament new recoil changes and upcoming microtransactions - techradar.com
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12.02.2024

Escape from Tarkov players lament new recoil changes and upcoming microtransactions

Today’s Escape from Tarkovupdate hasn’t gone down well with fans. Among the large list of alterations, the recoil of a number of weapons has been changed, and it’s also been confirmed that certain microtransactions are on the way, too. 

Helldivers 2 Players Establish ‘Unspoken’ Co-Op Etiquette - ign.com
ign.com
12.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Players Establish ‘Unspoken’ Co-Op Etiquette

Helldivers 2 has only been out for a handful of days, but already its community is working to establish the “unspoken” rules of engagement, with an etiquette for good co-op play.

What is the best game engine: is Godot right for you? - gamesindustry.biz - Argentina
gamesindustry.biz
12.02.2024

What is the best game engine: is Godot right for you?

For developers just starting in the industry, the task of choosing the best game engine can be daunting. Here, we'll try to address many of the issues concerning one of the most popular game engines, Godot, so you can see if it's the right game engine for your project.

Jagex acquisition won’t lead to RuneScape’s business models changing, CEO confirms - techradar.com
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12.02.2024

Jagex acquisition won’t lead to RuneScape’s business models changing, CEO confirms

The CEO of Jagex, Phil Mansell, has reassured players of the developer and publisher’s massively multiplayer online role-playing games, RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, that the company being acquired won’t negatively impact the games. Namely, «there are no intentions of changing our [games’] business models.”

After 20 years and 5 corporate owners, RuneScape players joke past reported $1.1 billion buyout of MMO icon Jagex: "Time to pool our money, boys." - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
11.02.2024

After 20 years and 5 corporate owners, RuneScape players joke past reported $1.1 billion buyout of MMO icon Jagex: "Time to pool our money, boys."

Jagex Limited has been acquired for the fifth time in its 25-year history, prompting fans to joke through another corporate shakeup.

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