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- Katrina Castillo, Senior Brand Manager, Bandai Namco Entertainment America
Bless Unleashed: New Bless Pass “Changing World” is Now Live
The next Bless Pass season is now available! Changing World brings a refresh to the daily missions, plus a new enhanced version with an all new Bless Pass costume and mount. Changing World, like every Bless Pass season, is available to all players with 50 tiers of earnable rewards including gold, potions, boosters, sealed chest […]
- Daniel Noel, Writer, Activision
An Inside Look at Campaign and Zombies in Call of Duty: Vanguard
The launch of Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Vanguard is around the corner on November 5, and today we’re excited to share a deeper dive of two of the game’s core modes. It’s time to take a closer look at the epic characters and stories you’ll encounter in the single-player Campaign mode and in Zombies, […]
- Spenser Davis, Senior Writer, EA
Madden NFL 22 Franchise Scouting is Here
One of the most anticipated new features in Madden NFL 22 is here! Franchise Scouting is a brand-new feature set that allows you to send your scouting crew across the country to check every nook and cranny for the next great NFL superstar for your Franchise. You have a full scouting department to use as […]
- Megan Spurr, Community Lead, Xbox Game Pass
Game Pass Has PC Games – PC Builder Series: Back 4 Blood
Game Pass Has PC Games. Game Pass also has a brand-new content series for those of you who appreciate custom PC rigs, custom stylized keycaps, and games coming on day one to Xbox Game Pass for PC. If this sounds like your jam, then welcome to the Game Pass Has PC Games – PC Builder […]
- Aaron Greenberg, General Manager, Xbox Games Marketing
You Voted. Now We’re Making Your Xbox Series X “Mini Fridge” a Reality
What started as a viral meme became a life-size reality when we created the world’s first-ever, fastest, and most powerful Xbox Series X Fridge, a 6-foot, 400 pound, 1:1 scale replica of our beloved console. But we didn’t stop there. After an all-out Twitter war and battle of the brands, Xbox came out on top with your votes, so […]
Next Week on Xbox: October 18 to 22
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] games! Get more details on these games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are […]
- Oscar Polanco, Product Marketing Manager, [email protected]
Embrace a Love for the Classics with the ID@Xbox Retro Sale
There’s no visual style more iconic that expresses a love for gaming more than retro pixel art. Join us in this love letter to gaming culture from some of the most passionate new voices in the industry, while enjoying discounts of up to 75% during the [email protected] Retro Sale. Here’s just a few of the […]
- Claire McFadden, Managing Editor, Jackbox Games
Play The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Games in This Order (To Save Your Family Holidays)
You know that thing when you’re celebrating the holidays with your family and suddenly the food turns to ash in your mouth? And your blood begins to simmer and your house gets sucked into the earth? That’s a straight up holiday disaster. And the reason it happens is that you’re not playing Jackbox Games as […]
- Max Parker, Editorial Manager, Rocket League
Batman Super-Villains Take Over Haunted Hallows in Rocket League
The darkest night has fallen on Rocket League‘s annual event, Haunted Hallows. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC, one of the largest publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world, prepare for a long Halloween beginning October 14 with new event challenges that unlock Batman themed items, the new arena […]
- Pamela Drillien, Community Writer, NGS Team
New Content Bounces into Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis
Exciting things are in the fall air for Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis! On October 13, new content touches down on Aelio in the form of a new class, a new gameplay-based reward system, and a new type of end-game challenge! Read on to learn more about the Bouncer Class, Mission Pass, and Battledia! […]
First Details on Hazard Zone, Battlefield 2042’s New Squad-Based Game Mode
With its November 19 release date quickly approaching, Battlefield 2042 just lifted the curtain on its new Hazard Zone game mode that will live alongside the previously announced features for the game, All-Out Warfare and Battlefield Portal. To help set the stage about this mode, it’s important to dive in the lore of Battlefield 2042 […]
- Dean Shimabukuro, Sr. Marketing Program Manager, Xbox
Free Play Days – Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Borderlands 3, and Dirt 5
This weekend’s Free Play Days lineup features explosive titles you won’t want to miss out on. Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Borderlands 3 and Dirt 5 are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, October 14 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, October 17 at 11:59 […]
- Zachary Reese, Comms Specialist, Sega of America
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Cuts Through Xbox Starting Today
Become the blade that destroys demons! Ahead of its full launch this Friday, October 15, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles is now available for those who ordered the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game! You still have time to grab this edition as well, so be sure to visit the Xbox Store […]
- Marcos Waltenberg, Director, Xbox Global Partnerships
Xbox and MAC Cosmetics Bring Game Pass Characters to Life This Halloween
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox, we’re teaming up with the world’s leading professional makeup authority, MAC Cosmetics, to bring gaming and beauty fans Halloween looks inspired by iconic characters from Xbox Game Pass titles. Created by M∙A∙C makeup artists, the stunning looks bring to life the virtual worlds of Halo, Sea of Thieves, and Psychonauts — giving consumers […]
Crapshoot: Rockstar, the game that turned sex, drugs, and rock & roll into a management sim
We're rerunning Richard Cobbett's classic Crapshoot column, in which he rolled the dice and took a chance on obscure games—both good and bad.
How Battlefield 2042 beta players felt about 'the next generation of warfare'
Harsh criticism, hope for Portal, and the revelation that people like Battlefield 5 now.
A Squid Game videogame could happen, Netflix says
We're gonna need a bigger lobby.
Windows 11 Insider patch fixes major AMD Ryzen bug
This fix takes care of the L3 caching issue affecting some AMD Ryzen CPUs.
Cheat makers already have Call of Duty's new anti-cheat driver, but Activision isn't bothered
The kernel level anti-cheat is in the hands of cheat makers a little earlier than expected, but it's not a big deal.
Steam bans all games with NFTs or cryptocurrency
Valve's reasoning appears rooted in the potential to exchange NFTs for real money.
Why is Quake so damn fast? John Romero explains
id Software's shooters were so fast because they "wanted to show people what games could be," says Romero.
Netflix boss claims violent videogames prove Dave Chappelle's latest standup special is harmless
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has concocted a strange defense of transphobic comments in The Closer.
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Back 4 Blood review
Turtle Rock makes a triumphant return to the genre it created.
Deathloop's first major update fixes framerate stuttering, adds DLSS
Let's do the Deathloop again, but better.
Twitch says passwords were not exposed in last week's massive security breach
Only a "small fraction" of users were impacted.
Tales of Arise fishing guide
Where to find every one of Tales of Arise's fishing locations and collectible fishing lures.
Everything you need to know about the New World servers
Which New World server will you make your home?
The best songs on Genshin Impact's Windsong Lyre
Genshin Impact lyre songs: The best adaptations for the virtual stringed instrument.
Where to find lodestone in New World
The best locations to find this rare resource.
This Lego inspired DDR5 RAM kit is totally stacked
It's next-gen tech with a blocky, bright, and nostalgic flair.
- Stephany Nunneley
The Invincible teaser gives us a look at the upcoming sci-fi thriller where your choices have consequences

Indie developer Starward Industries has a really neat-looking sci-fi thriller in the works called The Invincible, which is set in a retro-future timeline. Today, we get a new look at it.

Announced last year, in this first-person game, you play as a scientist who wakes up on the hostile planet Regis III and takes off on a mission to find your spaceship’s missing crew. While searching for your comrades, you will discover there are “terrifying secrets” on the planet that you will become all too familiar with. The most important thing is survival, which will boil down to you making correct choices.

To find the missing crew members, you will be using advanced space equipment, as well as your brains and instincts. As you piece together the fate of your crew, the planet’s secrets will be uncovered, and as you delve deeper into the mystery, you realize you may not be alone - and some places are better left “untouched”.

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- Josh Broadwell
Far Cry 6 Seeds of Love - All Lorenzo's children locations

Far Cry 6 The Seeds of Love is another Yaran Story in El Este, one with a substantial XP reward and a new charm up for grabs.

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- James Billcliffe
The Froggy Chair is finally coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons

On this blessed day of Animal Crossing news, one earth-shattering revelation stands out above all others: the froggy chair is coming to Animal Crossing New Horizons.

The long-awaited furniture item was teased some 11 minutes into the free update section of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing Direct, nonchalantly placed in the corner of the room, grinning serenely, as if its mere existence wasn’t rocking thousands of people around the world to their very core.

The froggy chair is a lot more than a cute little seat to the Animal Crossing community, who have memed relentlessly on its absence since the game’s March 2020 release.

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- Stephany Nunneley
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise is paid DLC coming in November

Not only is Animal Crossing: New Horizons getting a free update in November, but paid DLC called Happy Home Paradise is also in the pipelineand set to release on the same day.

In addition to this free update, Happy Home Paradise gives you the chance to join Lottie and the Paradise Planning team. In your new role, you’ll travel to a chain of islands where you can design vacation homes, decorate island facilities such as a school and a restaurant, and discover new ways to create and personalize as you gain experience designing for your clients.

Here’s the rundown:

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- Stephany Nunneley
Animal Crossing: New Horizons free update lands on November 5

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a free update on November 5, and it brings Brewster to the game.

Brewster will be opening a cafe on the second floor of the museum. The Roost will become available after you fulfill a certain favor for museum director Blathers. The Roost offers hand-selected coffee, and it’s so yummy, some island residents will pop in to partake as well.

If you use the amiibo phone inside the cafe, you can invite other characters to join you by using compatible amiibo cards. If you’d like, you can even invite friends to your island and bring them to the Roost to enjoy coffee together.

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- Stephany Nunneley
The Xbox Series X replica mini fridge goes on pre-sale next week

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft has introduced the Xbox Series X Replica mini fridge, which would look great in our nerd room.

Starting out as a meme, and first teased during E3 2021, the real-life mini fridge was created in partnership with Ukonic!, and features LEDs and surface features made to resemble the company’s latest console.

The matte black appliance can hold up to 12 cans of your favorite beverage and has two handy shelves in the door. The front also includes a USB port and comes with a DC power adapter to enable the mini fridge to work on the go.

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- James Billcliffe
GTA Online UFO Event: All UFO locations

Grand Theft Auto has long since abandoned its roots as a gritty gangster sim, and to go along with the flying motorbikes and bigfoot shenanigans, this weekend’s GTA Online UFO event adds an extraterrestrial edge to Los Santos and the state of San Andreas.

Calling it an event might be a bit of a stretch, but the UFO will only be in GTA Online for a limited time - apparently until next Thursday October 21st.

It’s worth a quick jaunt to visit, and is pretty similar to the UFO encounter in Red Dead Redemption 2.

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- Sherif Saed
Back 4 Blood review - modern co-op done right

The influence and legacy of Left 4 Dead were never in question, but there exists this idea that Turtle Rock and Valve’s classic co-op zombie shooter had a nebulous quality that cannot be articulated; a formula that no one has been able to replicate.

In the lead-up to the launch of Back 4 Blood, the new game from the people who co-created the subgenre, I went back to re-experience Left 4 Dead. I wasn’t impressed. Left 4 Dead is still fun, but in sort of the same way a PS2 game can be: pretty engaging for an hour or two before you realise how hard it is to give up years of design, visual and production value progress for a nostalgia kick.

Back 4 Blood is and isn’t the Left 4 Dead successor you were hoping for. It’s the most modern interpretation of those tenets, but it’s also a game coming out in 2021 - mindful of as many of our modern expectations as it can without ruining the flow.

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- Stephany Nunneley
Sony brings back the PS5 register to buy program

Sony wants you to register for an opportunity to purchase a PS5 console.

The company has brought back its register to buy program in order for folks to have a chance at finally getting a PS5.

Registering isn’t a guarantee that you will get an invite to purchase the console, but at least it’s an option other than Best Buy, Amazon, or GameStop. The consoles sell out quicker than hotcakes the moment stock goes live, and many of us have strained our fingers hitting the refresh page, hoping to get in the queue quick enough, only to be let down again and again. And don’t even get us started on the Newegg lottery. It’s made us cry more than once.

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- Stephany Nunneley
Watch the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct here

Today, Nintendo will host a Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct showcase, and you can watch it right here with us.

The 20-minute showcase kicks off at 10am ET, 3pm UK and will detail Animal Crossing's November content update, which will see The Roost added to the game - going by a previous tease.

Back in September, Nintendo teased the upcoming content update with mention of the cafe known as The Roost.The Roost is run by a pigeon named Brewster who is known for selling players coffee.

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- Alex Donaldson
Lego review rejects sets based on Zelda, Metroid, Animal Crossing, and Among Us - they won't be released

Fan hopes for Lego sets based on Zelda and Metroid are dashed today as the latest Lego Ideas review decisions are unveiled - and several video game related sets are among those rejected.

These sets have been in review for quite some time - we reported on them way back in January of this year. Since then, teams of decision-makers at Lego have been analysing and considering each of the proposed sets, deciding which will become real products. The designs were submitted as part of the Lego Ideas program, where fans can design potential Lego sets and put them up for a public vote - those that get enough votes then go to the experts at Lego for review, and some of those become actual products that you can buy.

Of the more than 50 sets in this Lego Ideas review phase, two became sets and one seems likely to continue to become a real set in the future. Many more were rejected, however, including several video game pitches: a Legend of Zelda Hyrule Castle, an Animal Crossing New Horizons playset, Samus Aran’s Gunship from Metroid, and a detailed replica of an Among Us map.

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- Sherif Saed
Back 4 Blood's first hotfix makes it so you're not running into special zombies constantly

It's only been a few days since Back 4 Blood released, and developer Turtle Rock is already addressing some of the more common concerns. The game's first hotfix, released overnight, specifically targets the spawn rate of special zombies, and makes a few tweaks to the Swarm PvP mode.

First, when playing the campaign, you may have noticed that the game can sometimes throw a lot of random special zombies at you, often at the same time. This was an issue across the various difficulties, causing a sudden difficulty spike.

The hotfix reduces the spawn rate of roaming special zombies on all three difficulty settings. "This is an attempt to address some of the concerns regarding the challenges presented by some difficulties," said the developer.

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- Alex Donaldson
Dungeon Encounters is interesting, deep, and probably the most mechanically rich Square Enix game in years

What are the most important aspects of a role-playing game? Is it the characters, the story? The artistic vision of a believable yet fantastical world? Or is it the mechanics? Hiroyuki Ito definitely thinks it’s the latter.

And maybe we should be listening to him. Ito’s resume speaks for itself - he worked on all of the earliest Final Fantasy games, but started carving out a significant role with Final Fantasy 4. To that game he contributed the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, a wonderful piece of game design that would come to be a defining characteristic of the entire Final Fantasy series and Japanese RPG subgenre. Then he went on to expand the job system as the lead battle planner of Final Fantasy 5. He co-directed Final Fantasy 6 alongside Yoshinori Kitase, contributed to greatest-of-all-time Chrono Trigger, and designed the bonkers battle and character progression mechanics of Final Fantasy 8.

Perhaps most importantly, he was director of two of the best games in the Final Fantasy series - 9 and 12, two wildly different games that are both incredible in their own right. Games are made by teams and we as an industry have a bad habit of crediting too much to those individual big names - but there is no denying that Hiroyuki Ito is a towering influence and one of the most important and clever game designers in Japan. If we set aside things like art and story, he is surely the most notable employee Square Enix now has. He is to FF’s game design as Nobuo Uematsu is to its music; the grandmaster. Even the unstoppable force that is Tetsuya Nomura says he regards Ito as one of only four people he considers his “senior”.

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- Sherif Saed
Progress-blocking bug found in Metroid Dread, but you can avoid it

Metroid Dread players may run into a fairly serious bug while playing. Nintendo issued a warning today, confirming that a patch is in the works to fix the bug, which could block player progression.

The bug can occur towards the end of the game. It usually causes it to crash, displaying the "Software was closed because an error occurred," error message. Near the end of the game, if you destroy a door while a map marker for the same door is displayed on the map, the game is going to crash.

If that happens, you won't be able to continue playing, but there's one way you could prevent it from happening and keep going. After restarting the application, remove the door icon map marker before attempting this section of the game.

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- Sherif Saed
Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard anti-cheat Ricochet seemingly leaked and is being reverse-engineered

Earlier this week, Activision and Call of Duty developers excitedly unveiled Ricochet, a new kernel-level anti-cheat software for Warzone and Vanguard. The tech is supposed to be the developer's answer to the cheating pandemic in Warzone, but it's not off to a good start.

According to Anti-Cheat Police Department, a group that reports on cheating and cheat makers, the kernel driver for Ricochet has leaked. Makers of paid cheats are seemingly already working on reverse-engineering it, which doesn't bode well for Ricochet.

Anti-Cheat Police posted screenshots of an unnamed forum where the leak was made, as well as proof of the kernel's digital signature, belonging to Activision.

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- Tom Orry
Crysis Remastered Trilogy review - defying time

Crysis is 14 years old. That's such a hard fact to get my head around. That's the same year God of War 2 released on the PS2. Even the most recent game in the trilogy included in this package, Crysis 3, arrived eight years ago. Yet, pick any game from this trio, all spruced up for modern consoles, and you don't feel their age. These aren't perfect games by any means, but it's quite an achievement that they all feel at home in 2021.

Let's be clear, no one has the time to play through three remasters for one review (if you do, I'm envious, to be honest). So, I sampled each of the games here, having played and finished them all on their initial releases. I'm also not a pixel counter, graphical effect analyser or frame rate detector. I like games with high resolutions, nice graphical effects, and smooth frame rates, but that's about as far as my knowledge goes. For more of a tech breakdown, check out this deep look at Crysis 2 Remastered from our friends at Digital Foundry.

Crysis Remastered Trilogy looks great. I've written before about how games generally look great these days, so while I'm sure a brand-new developed only for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S entry in the franchise would look a lot better, these games still impress graphically. It's worth noting that only the first game has an option for ray tracing on consoles (I played on Xbox Series X) and that there doesn't seem to be any native support for the new consoles, meaning we're not getting ports made specifically for those systems. A shame, but PC looks to be the way to go for the biggest enhancements.

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- Staff
Crysis Remastered Trilogy - Three classic shooters now better than ever

Crysis Remastered Trilogy brings three iconic first-person shooters to PC and consoles on October 15, featuring a host of visual upgrades and hundreds of performance improvements that make them look and feel better than ever. Each game has been painstakingly remastered, relaunching what were already technological feats when they first released into the modern AAA space.

For returning players, you’ll get to experience the classic FPS titles with brand new graphical features, but with all of the same strategic sandbox gameplay you know and love. For new players, there’s never been a better time to jump into the world of Crysis. Crysis Trilogy Remastered preserves the gameplay experience while offering an all-in-one package that will give many modern shooters a run for their money. Whether you’re playing on a high-end PC, next-gen console or Nintendo Switch device, Crysis Remastered Trilogy features bespoke updates to the core games, making it the best way to play Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3.

The first game included in the Crysis Remastered Trilogy is Crysis, first released in 2007. You play as Nomad, a special forces soldier who wields the Nanosuit. This suit is a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways to get the upper hand on your enemies. You’ll face foes both terrestrial and extraterrestrial in nature, approaching combat encounters in new ways with each battle. Due to its sandbox approach to a first-person shooter, you have many options when engaging the enemy. The Nanosuit allows Nomad to reroute power and switch up tactics on the fly, and the world is filled with a huge host of weapons and vehicles to experiment with. Use stealth to dispatch enemies without leaving a trace, or use the environment to your advantage and rain down fire from every angle.

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- Josh Broadwell
Should you kill McKay or let him live in Far Cry 6?

Whether to kill McKay in Far Cry 6 or let him live might seem like a big decision, but it really isn’t.

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- Stephany Nunneley
Baldur's Gate 3 update overhauls visuals, adds Sorcerer class and new area to explore

The sixth major update for Baldur’s Gate 3 has been detailed by Larian.

Information on the patch was provided during the fourth Panel From Hell live show. Baldur’s Gate 3’s sixth and largest major patch, Forging the Arcane, introduces a new playable Sorcerer class, as well as the new region known as Grymforge.

Grymforge continues your journey past the previous point where Early Access ended, progressing the story a little further, with new enemies, and new quests and characters to meet. Though Grymforge offers new challenges, it’s across the entire Early Access experience that Baldur’s Gate 3 receives gameplay, visual, and content updates.

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- Josh Broadwell
Far Cry 6 High Supply - How to find the military supply drop

Far Cry 6 High Supply is one among many Treasure Hunts Dani can find across Yara, but the rewards make this one more appealing than most.

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Dead by Daylight codes (October 2021)
Updated on October 16th, 2021 - Checked for new DBD codes You might already be aware that Behaviour Interactives’ hit horror game Dead by Daylight codes get released every now and then. Gifts and rewards for redeeming those codes mostly contain the Bloodpoints and fragments. Wouldn’t you want to get them for free and claim them right away? To ease your work, we are here with a bunch of Dead by Daylight codes that can be claimed without any hassle. ... [MORE]
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Accessibility is critically important when it comes to things that people do for fun. If we can't use it, can't afford it, or don't get the full experience then we simply don't get the most out of it. For many people that simply excludes them from the activity. The HTC Vive Flow takes some of the better elements from mobile devices, and modern design, to create the next step in VR Accessibility. I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London earlier this month to try out HTC's new Vive Flow headset. The demo room was set up a couple of galleries away from the "Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser" installation, something that HTC already had a VR display up and running within. The setting was deliberate; the idea had clearly been to not just occupy a posh open-space, but to shove a bunch of tech journalists into a place where they wouldn't gather. ... [MORE]
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"Why do so many game developers try to make computer games look like ‘real life’ when you can make ‘real life’ play like a computer game?" With this question in mind, solo dev Colin Greenaway (CG Entertainment) set off on an ambitious journey to create a love letter to point-and-click games, but with the added twist of making it feel like real life. From his passion came Secret Agent: The Five Keys, and the result is indeed a visual masterpiece. Secret Agent: The Five Keys story ... [MORE]
Heroes' Quest: AFK Explorer codes
If you were looking for some Heroes' Quest: AFK Explorer codes, then your search is over, you've found them. Today we've prepared a fresh list of codes to help you stay up-to-date with the latest freebies in the game. Heroes' Quest: AFK Explorer is an absolutely adorable idle RPG where you have to assemble a team of powerful chibi-style heroes and take them into battle in order to obliterate opponents. It's pretty simple at its core, but it's full of events and other fun little features that make it a great game to play if you want to relax and enjoy some quick mobile gaming. ... [MORE]
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Taboo, the classic vocabulary board game, is coming to iOS and Android as a digital title
Beloved classic Taboo is landing on mobile devices later this year, bringing tons of tabletop mayhem to friends and families worldwide. Developer and publisher Marmalade Game Studio's Taboo - Official Party Game is taking the word guessing game to both iOS and Android devices, featuring in-game video chat functions to enable loads of multiplayer goodness no matter where you are in the world. Taboo is a test of vocabulary prowess as players duke it out in a contest to see who can guess the most words correctly. The catch is that players must be able to describe whatever is written on their card without making use of any taboo word, all against a ticking clock. In the digital version of the game, players can team up in person in the Local Party Mode (for 2-8 players), or play against friends across the globe in the Online Video Mode with up to 6 players. It's certainly a creative way to get the party going even when you're all staying safe in the comforts of your own home. ... [MORE]
Code Atma codes to get shards and diamonds
If you're looking for some codes, then you're in the right place. In today's article, you can find all the latest working Code Atma codes and how you can redeem them. We have tried all the codes listed below and at the moment, all of them seem to work on the Global server.  Code Atma is an interesting RPG with historic elements and iconic folklore characters brought up-to-date into a beautiful futuristic world ruled by chaos. We have to admit though, it does have major AFK Arena vibes, especially given the way these heroes are designed. You can't help but wonder if that game actually played as inspiration for this one.  ... [MORE]
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Peace, Death! 2 is a sequel to the fun arcade simulator now out on PC and for Android and iOS soon
After the success of Peace, Death! Its sequel has just launched on Steam. The Android and iOS version is scheduled to release soon. About Peace, Death! 2 ... [MORE]
Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest’s open beta test begins on Android in select countries
Nuverse has launched the open beta for Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest in Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia. About Dark Nemesis: Infinite Quest ... [MORE]
Honkai Impact 3rd's upcoming Infinite Version update introduces two battlesuits and a new story chapter
miHoYo has announced that it will release version 5.2 for Honkai Impact 3rd on October 21st in an update called Infinite Future. It will introduce another chapter and two new battlesuits, including the first IMG-type A-rank suit. The developer also announced that the action RPG is making the jump over to PC on Steam soon. The two new battlesuits introduced in this update are Raven's Midnight Absinthe and Mobius' Infinite Ouroboros. Midnight Absinthe will be the first IMG-type A-Rank battlesuit in Honkai Impact and, as such, will bring a different playstyle to combat. It has neutral interactions with BIO, PSY, and MECH-types but counters other IMG units whilst being weak to the QUA-type. ... [MORE]
MU Archangel adds new arena modes and crusade equipment in latest update
The stunning Webzen MMORPG has been a popular choice for fans of the genre in SEA for quite some time now, and for all the right reasons. The game features full-3D graphics and an immersive play style that resembles the classic MU Online many players know and love. In the latest update, a lot of new content has been added, among which new Arena modes, max level increase and new equipment. The new Arena mode is the Chrysos Arena, which will be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This arena will be split into two modes, Regular Arena and Final Arena, providing even more PvP content for the bloodthirsty bunch. Players will be rewarded with Battle Coins after each battle, which can be used in the Battle Shop, another new feature added to the game with the update. ... [MORE]
Tear of Themis will celebrate Halloween with two events this month
miHoYo has announced that two events will arrive in its romantic detective game Tears of Themis for Halloween. The first is called Symphony of the Night and sees players carrying out an investigation, while the second, Howling Pumpkin, will offer plenty of rewards. Symphony of the Night will run from October 20th to November 3rd and focuses on an investigation into an attack on the Big Data Lab. Before diving into the detective work, players will need to activate the Vesper Box and accept the contract. After that, they can team up with the game's four protagonists to search for clues by completing limited-time tasks. ... [MORE]
Claw Stars - free claws and how to get them
Are you tired of running out of claws? Then you have come to the right place, my friend. We will share a simple trick with you that will teach you how to get free claws in Claw Stars. In Claw Stars, you play as an evolved spacefaring hamster who travels to different planets restoring buildings and rescuing creatures. Your spaceship is equipped with a giant claw you will use to gather gold to restore these buildings and rescue the aforementioned creatures. However, every time you use the machine, it will cost you a claw. ... [MORE]
Code Atma tier list of the best characters
Today we're going to check out a complete Code Atma tier list of all the characters so you'll know exactly who you should add to your team and who you should reroll for. The characters are sorted from best to worst, starting with SS tier, where you will find the absolute best units, and moving down to C tier, where you'll find the weakest ones. Code Atma is a unique RPG that takes fantastic characters from Southeast Asian folklore and adds a layer of technology and mystery to them. It's a beautiful game where you are in charge of characters (called Atma) that partake in a war.  ... [MORE]
Top 5 best 2D racing games for iOS and Android
The most talked-about racers on mobile have a tendency to be flashy 3D games from sizable AAA developers. That said, there are a ton of great 2D racing games for Android and iOS that offer just as much fun as the likes of Asphalt 9 and CSR Racing 2. They tend to be very arcadey, silly, and full of intentionally ludicrous physics – the perfect blend for a good time. Some of these games are from developers that later went on to do huge projects, which is a target the creator of our first pick has their sights on. ... [MORE]
Blue Archive is an upcoming anime RPG with simulation elements, now open for pre-registration
Blue Archive, Nexon's mobile RPG-slash-simulator, is now open for pre-registration for both iOS and Android devices. The narrative anime title is giving away in-game goodies and milestone rewards to players who sign up, with special events that include a gift card drawing as well. In Blue Archive, players will step into the shoes of an academy teacher who will have to join forces with their students in order to solve mysterious cases all over their town. You can now pre-order the game and join in on all the pre-registration festivities to get a hold of the awesome rewards up for grabs, which include 2-star character Mutsuki, 1,400 pyroxenes, and 150,000 credits to name a few. ... [MORE]
Coin Master Free Spins - updated daily links (October 2021)
October 15th, 2021 - Updated links, added new ones With a player base of millions, this is a game that doesn't shy away from giving free rewards! With each passing day, players can claim a bunch of Coin Master free spins and coins from the game's Facebook, and let's be honest - who doesn't want some? Every single day there is a new freebie that is definitely going to help you advance and get more rewards ... [MORE]
Infinity Kingdom codes and how to redeem them
October 15th, 2021 -  Added 3 new Infinity Kingdom code To develop a small settlement into a powerful kingdom you need all the help you could get. That's especially important when we're talking about the Infinity Kingdom. In this real-time strategy game, players are not only highly competitive (for resources and in terms of power), but also super active. You need to be on the lookout for incoming attacks at all times, and be prepared to fend off attackers first thing in the morning! ... [MORE]
- Kat Bailey
FIFA Challenges EA's Soccer Monopoly In New Statement
In a new statement, FIFA pronounced itself "bullish" on the future of esports and games and said that future games "must have more than one party controlling all the rights," implicitly taking aim at EA's longstanding dominance of video game soccer.
- Logan Plant
Nintendo's New Online Tier Pricing Overshadows Animal Crossing's Updates - NVC 582
Nintendo Voice Chat for the week of October 15, 2021.
- Tom Marks
Back 4 Blood Review
Back 4 Blood is a co-op shooter that puts a fun spin on a familiar genre.
- Logan Plant
Animal Crossing Fans Are Obsessed With Its New Froggy Chair
The piece of furniture that was the centerpiece of a 2019 meme is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
- Daemon Hatfield
Game Scoop! 647: Favorite Game of All Time - That Isn’t a Sequel?

Welcome back to IGN Game Scoop!, the ONLY video game podcast! This week your Omega Cops -- Daemon Hatfield, Tina Amini, Mark Medina, and Justin Davis -- are discussing more Far Cry 6, our favorite games that aren't sequels, the GTA Definitive Trilogy, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and more. And, of course, they play Video Game 20 Questions.

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- Logan Plant
Developer Who Worked on Metroid Dread Doesn't Appear In the Credits
MercurySteam, the studio behind Metroid Dread, apparently didn't list every developer who worked on the game in the credits.
- Joe Skrebels
We Sent a Virtual War Reporter Into New World
New World's early days have seen the game's three factions kick off a war that likely won't end for years – so we sent in a virtual war reporter to give us a sense of the feeling on the ground.
- Joe Skrebels
Propnight Is a New Multiplayer Horror That Crosses Dead By Daylight With Goosebumps
Propnight is an upcoming asymmetric PvP horror game that takes the core of Dead By Daylight, and adds a dash of Prop Hunt to make for a violent hide-and-seek cocktail.
- Jared Moore
Spelunky's World Record Holder Exposed As a Cheater
The world record holder for the Spelunky speedtime has admitted to cheating after community members uncover the use of a hack.
- Alex Simmons
IGN UK Podcast #614: (Star) Lord, Help Us!
Guardians of the Galaxy, Back 4 Blood, Ted Lasso, and more make us this week's wholesome podcast.
- Adam Bankhurst
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Release Date and Pricing Revealed
Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, which will give Switch owners access to N64 and SEGA games alongside Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Happy Home Paradise DLC, will cost $49.99/year - a $30 increase from the standard membership. It will become available on October 25, 2021.
- Adam Bankhurst
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Winding Down Support After Big November DLC Releases
Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons' version 2.0 update and its Happy Home Paradise paid DLC will be the final major updates to the game that has sold over 33 million copies since its launch in March 2020.
- Adam Bankhurst
Two Huge Animal Crossing: New Horizons Updates Launching In November, One Paid And One Free
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not only getting a free version 2.0 update that brings with it the arrival of Brewster and his coffee shop The Roost, and Gyroids, but it is also receiving a paid DLC called Happy Home Paradise that will let you design villager's dream homes on a brand new archipelago.
- Taylor Lyles
Xbox Series X Mini Fridge Finally Gets a Release Date
Microsoft has finally unveiled a release date and price for its highly anticipated Xbox Series X-shaped mini fridge.
- Jared Moore
Dragon Age 4 Is Seemingly Next-Gen Only on Console
New information suggests that Dragon Age 4 will only be launching for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.
- Joe Skrebels
Metroid Dread Has a Progression-Stopping Bug, Nintendo Promises a Patch
Metroid Dread has a bug that's causing the game to simply shut down – thankfully Nintendo has a workaround, and a patch will arrive by the end of the month.
- Joe Skrebels
Elements of Call of Duty's New Anti-Cheat Have Reportedly Already Leaked
Call of Duty's new anti-cheat system, Ricochet has reportedly already seen elements leak. Theoretically, this could allow cheatmakers to circumvent the system before it's released – although it may not be as serious a problem as that seems.
- Jared Moore
Deathloop Gets a Major Update That Improves its NPCs
Arkane's first update for Deathloop improves NPC behavior, ray tracing on both PS5 and PC, and adds Nvidia DLSS support.
- Alex Simmons
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: How Combat Works
There are many layers to the combat in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, from game-changing Huddles to working as a team. Here's everything you need to know about fighting as Star-lord and his superhero sidekicks.
- Chris Reed
The Hallmark SNES Christmas Ornament Is Back in Stock
The Hallmark SNES Christmas ornament is currently available at Amazon. Supply is limited, so grab it before it sells out.
- Jared Nelson
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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 16th)

Dread to think what you're up to this weekend.

This week we closed out with an Animal Crossing Direct broadcast that detailed the final free content coming to the game, plus the Happy Home Paradise paid DLC. The broadcast also confirmed the price and date of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack (not Pass, Pack!), too. Earlier in the week we also got our first good look at Pokémon Blimey This Is A Long Title When You Have To Type It Out A Dozen Times A Day. And the MetrOLED train just keeps on rolling. Phew!

After all that, it's time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!

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GTA Trilogy's Definitive Edition Will Reportedly Feature 'GTA V-Style Controls'

And visual enhancements across-the-board.

Earlier on in the month, Rockstar made it official - confirming a definitive edition of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy would be coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms later this year.

So, just how 'definitive' will this Definitive Edition be? A user on the GTA Forums, who has apparently leaked information in the past, has shared details from a now-removed support page about the upcoming Trilogy release. Based on the description, there'll be new lighting, environmental upgrades, high-res textures, increased draw-distances, and more. Perhaps the highlight though is the mention of "GTA V-style controls", which hasn't really been mentioned until now.

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Don't Worry, You'll Still Have Access To "Certain Things" From Animal Crossing's DLC When Your NSO Sub Expires

Nintendo explains the fine details.

One of the many highlights of the recent Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct broadcast was the reveal of the 'Happy Home Paradise' DLC.

It's essentially a follow-up to Happy Home Designer on the 3DS and will be made available as a standalone paid expansion for the "one-time fee" of $24.99USD / 24,99 Euros / £22.49, or can be accessed as part of Nintendo Switch Online's 'Expansion Pack' upgrade.

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Random: Relax, Animal Crossing's Former Town Mayor Tortimer Is Alive And Well

He's been enjoying his retirement all along.

Before Animal Crossing: New Horizons was even released on the Nintendo Switch, fans spotted an eerie gravestone in one of the game's trailers. Many within the community latched onto this at the time, which then led to theories a beloved character in Nintendo's social simulation series had died.

At the time, many thought it might have been the former town mayor, Tortimer - who went into retirement in Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS. Well, fast forward to today and it's been discovered Tortimer is still alive and well. Yes, that's right folks, the old tortoise is still kickin' - here's how social media reacted:

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Guide: Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Everything We Know About The Happy Home Paradise DLC

New furniture, characters, and polishing!

None of us could have predicted it — well, okay, one of us could — but Happy Home Designer, the spin-off 3DS game that trimmed Animal Crossing down to just the home decor mechanic, is being added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Named "Happy Home Paradise", this paid DLC is basically a spin-off of a spin-off, which adds a ton of new content, mechanics, and characters to the game, alongside the Version 2.0 free update (if you want to know what's included in that, check out our round-up!).

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Poll: What Do You Think Of The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Price?

Will you be doubling up?

While the Animal Crossing Direct was 20+ minutes of cuteness and excitement for fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it also served up a major update on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass. We have a release date and pricing, and a firm idea of the content it'll offer at launch.

So, let's summarise the key details:

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Guide: Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Everything Coming In The Final Free Update

New stuff, old friends, and Froggy Chair.

Twenty minutes of a Nintendo Direct is usually about four to ten big things, but this Animal Crossing Direct was more jam-packed than a sticky child's lunchbox. So much so, in fact, that we've had to split up our usual "everything" round-up into two parts: The free stuff, and the paid stuff.

Here's everything you can find in update 2.0 for Animal Crossing: New Horizons without paying for it:

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Gallery: Breaking The Seal On Retro-Bit's 'Undercover Cops' Reissue

One of the rarest Super Famicom games lives again.

Irem's Undercover Cops is one of the most expensive Super Famicom titles, regularly changing hands for $200 just for the loose cartridge. However, Retro-Bit has come to our rescue with a reissue of the game which comes with a bunch of other goodies that collectors will want to check out.

Retro-Bit was kind enough to send us a sample of the North American version, and we've pulled together this gallery to show it off. As a refresher, this is what's contained within 'The Collectors Edition' ($69.99 / €64.99):

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Wish Kingdom Hearts Was Native On Switch? A True Port Is Still "Undecided"

We speak to series producer, Ichiro Hazama.

During the recent Super Smash Bros. presentation, which revealed Kingdom Hearts' Sora as the final DLC fighter, it was revealed that the entire Kingdom Hearts series is headed to Switch. What should have been an incredible announcement was somewhat dampened, however, with the catch being that the entire collection would only be available in Cloud Version form.

It's safe to say that the reaction wasn't particularly great; we ran a poll right here on Nintendo Life to see how many of you would be interested in picking up the cloud versions and, at the time of writing, only 9% of respondents were confident in a 'yes' answer. The vast majority of respondents had no interest at all or would have preferred native ports of the games.

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Yes, The Nintendo 64 Controller For Switch Has Rumble

"No Rumble Pak required" - Oh Nintendo, you crack us up.

As you may have seen, pre-orders are starting to appear for the wireless Nintendo 64 Switch controllers in different territories, which will offer us retro-heads a rather fun way to try out the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass titles when they land on 25th/26th October. You have to have a standard NSO subscription to buy it though, which is quirky considering the standard sub doesn't get you the N64 games but... let's move on.

We already know about various extra buttons and indicators that make it compatible with the Switch, but a fun detail in the product description also confirms rumble. This writer had assumed that would be the case, which was probably silly, but in any case it is a feature.

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Guide: Animal Crossing: New Horizons: All The Returning Special Characters

Brewster, Tortimer, Kapp'n, and more!

Well, that was a jam-packed Animal Crossing Direct, wasn't it? Here at NLHQ, we're all frantically trying to type out the ten billion things that were just announced in that 20-minute showcase, and our fingers have already almost fallen off.

For now, though, let's have a look at all the new, returning, and improved special characters for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as some of the ones we probably won't be seeing...

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 2.0 Will Be The Game's Final Major Free Update

Going out with a bang.

Nintendo has confirmed that the game's upcoming Version 2.0 update, arriving on 5th November, will be the game's final major free content update.

As you might expect from that 'Version 2' name, plenty of new content is arriving in this final bump. There was almost too much to mention, but here's a rundown of the key additions:

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Switch's N64 And Sega Genesis Controllers Are Now Up For Pre-Order

Switch Online subscribers only!

Update: And the N64 pad is sold out in both the US and the UK now.

Fittingly, what with Nintendo dropping the pricing and release date details for Nintendo Switch Online's upcoming Expansion Pack, the new N64 and Sega Genesis controllers designed for Switch can now be pre-ordered.

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Release Date And Pricing Revealed

Adds significant Animal Crossing content.

During its Nintendo Direct in September the big N unveiled the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, an optional extra to the subscription service that adds Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis games. A lot of our thoughts on its potential pricing revolved around the value of those added libraries, but today's Animal Crossing Direct confirmed that it'll also include the Happy Home Paradise expansion for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It launches on 25th / 26th October (depending on region), with the Animal Crossing DLC landing on 5th November.

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Froggy Chair is BACK in Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Brewster? Who cares. DLC? Not interested. FROGGY CHAIR? Now you've got us.

Froggy Chair, everyone's most beloved of seating solutions, is finally back — in glorious, wonderful high-definition, no less. Today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct subtly confirmed a bunch of things in the background without ever mentioning them, from new villagers to new furniture. And that includes Froggy Chair!

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Animal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Cards Launch This November, 48 Cards Included

Time to save those pennies.

As was promised back in September, Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be returning to stores with a brand new set hitting retail this November.

Launching alongside all of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new content on 5th November, this upcoming fifth series will include 48 cards in total, down from the usual number of 100 per series. Phew.

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Happy Home Paradise Unveiled For Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Paid DLC Or In NSO Expansion Pack

Nintendo Switch Online is changing things up.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was a rather fun, albeit limited in scope, spin-off on 3DS. Intriguingly, today's Animal Crossing Direct revealed that the concept is being dialled up to 11 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as Happy Home Paradise, and it'll also be the game's first paid DLC.

Intriguingly it'll be $24.99USD / 24,99 Euros / £22.49 as a standalone expansion or will be included with Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. That's a pretty good bonus but also shakes up our previous thoughts on the NSO Expansion Pack, which before now was only confirmed to add Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis games.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Adding Cooking And Crops

Natural growth.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons had its long awaited Direct today, which delivered a lot of details on possibly the biggest update yet for the game. A key new addition, and one that's sure to keep a lot of us busy, was cooking and a new range of growable crops.

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Kapp'n Makes A Return In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Next Month

Time for a boat tour!

In today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo revealed that fan-favourite Kapp'n is making a grand comeback. Finally!

The character, who New Leaf players will know as the adorable singing turtle who gives the player a ride to Tortimer Island, will soon take you to a "mysterious island" in New Horizons.

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Brewster And The Roost Update Detailed In Animal Crossing Direct

A fine blend.

Today's Animal Crossing Direct has served up quite a few interesting updates, including the key addition that was confirmed back in September. The Roost and Brewster are opening up in the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, arriving on 5th November.

The Roost looked suitably charming, but in the Direct it only showcased the option to go along and enjoy a nice coffee, without the option to work for Brewster (we'll see whether these details are confirmed later). Other residents from the island will come along, and you can use the series' amiibo cards to invite other characters for a coffee. It's also a multiplayer option, so other players can come to your island and enjoy a coffee with you.

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This Week On Xbox: October 15, 2021
Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox. Remember, you can watch This Week On Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist). Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and […]
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
NOTE: This game leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.     Product Info: Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Website: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Twitter: @SEGA / @demonslayer_hc Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and […]
Crysis Remastered Trilogy Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
The Crysis games are also available for purchase individually here:   Product Info: Developer: Crytek Publisher: Crytek Website: Crysis Remastered Twitter: @Crytek / @Crysis Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
NHL 22 Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
NOTE: Discounted price is for EA Play members.   Product Info: Developer: EA Vancouver Publisher: Electronic Arts Website: NHL 22 Twitter: @EA / @EASPORTSNHL Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
The Good Life Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One, And Xbox Series X|S (Xbox Game Pass)
The Good Life also has a demo available here:   Product Info: Developer: White Owls Publisher: PLAYISM Website: The Good Life Twitter: @playismEN Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
Alphadia Genesis 1 & 2 Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One, And Xbox Series X|S (Xbox Play Anywhere)
  Product Info: Developer:  EXE-CREATE Publisher: KEMCO Website:  Alphadia Genesis 1 & 2 Twitter: @ExeCreate / @KEMCOGLOBAL   Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
PJ Masks: Heroes Of The Night Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 10/28/2021 – 9:00 PM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).   Product Info: Developer: Petoons Studio Publisher: Outright Games Website: PJ Masks: Heroes Of The Night Twitter: @petoons / @Outright_Games Affiliate commission may be earned from […]
Skul: The Hero Slayer Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 10/21/2021 – 9:00 PM (check the product page for release date/time in your region).   Product Info: Developer: SouthPAW Games Publisher: Neowiz Website: Twitter: @southpaw_games / @neowizglobal / @NEOWIZ_Global / @HeroSkul Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if […]
Godstrike Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
  Product Info: Developer: OP Team Publisher: Freedom Games Website: Godstrike Twitter: @OP_Team_ / @freedomgamesgg Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
NOTE: This game leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.   Product Info: Developer: Jackbox Games Publisher: Jackbox Games Website: The Jackbox Party Pack 8 Twitter: @jackboxgames Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
Aeon Must Die! Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S
  Product Info: Developer: Limestone Games Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Website: Aeon Must Die! Twitter: @GamesLimestone / @Focus_entmt Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
Ring Of Pain Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One, And Xbox Series X|S (Xbox Game Pass)
  Product Info: Developer: Simon Boxer, Twice Different Publisher: Humble Games Website: Ring Of Pain Twitter: @sboxle / @TwiceDifferent / @PlayHumbleGames / @RingOfPain Affiliate commission may be earned from Microsoft if you click a link and make a purchase.
- Kristen Zitani
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 413: Blink And You’ll Miss It
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here This week the team celebrates 5 years of PlayStation VR and shares more games they almost missed out on. Stuff We Talked About PlayStation VR Sheepo Moss 2 Jackbox Party 8 Jett: The Far Shore A whole bunch of games […]
- Kristen Zitani
Share of the Week: Moonlight
Last week, we asked you to take a stroll through the moonlight of your favorite games using #PSshare #PSBlog. From moon-soaked portraits to nights out on the road, here are this week’s highlights:  Gamography_ shares a side profile of Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn. dee_danya shares Dani making a daring dive in Far Cry 6. […]
- Craig D. Adams
The story behind Jett: The Far Shore’s interstellar soundtrack
Jett's out now, it's resonating, and we're thrilled. It's the latest videogame from Superbrothers A/V and Pine Scented, it was co-created for years by two full-time people and composer scntfc, then bolstered by an all-star Jett Squad of contributors.
- Daniel Noel
An inside look at Zombies and Campaign mode in Call of Duty: Vanguard
As we near the release of Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5, we’re excited to share with PlayStation players a deep-dive on two of the game’s core modes. It’s time to take a closer look at the epic characters and stories you’ll encounter across the single-player Campaign mode and in Zombies, the […]
- Ellie Day
Battlefield Hazard Zone revealed: full details on the new experience for PS4 and PS5
How high are the stakes in the all-new Battlefield Hazard Zone? Let’s just say it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. A tense, squad-focused survival experience, Hazard Zone combines edge-of-your-seat gameplay with the best of the Battlefield sandbox.  Before we dig into the details, let’s give you a little of the in-game history that […]
- Spencer Ham
The inspiration behind new games in The Jackbox Party Pack 8
Hi, my name is Spencer Ham and I’m a game director at Jackbox Games. It’s time to dust off your cell phone because we’re releasing The Jackbox Party Pack 8 at PlayStation Store on October 14!
- Paula Gagliardi
Horizon Chase Turbo: Senna Forever expansion launches October 20
Ayrton Senna was a legendary Brazilian driver who changed history – his name is still commonly remembered as one of the most iconic racers of all time. So what better way to honor his memory than to have a Brazilian-made PS4 game relive his steps in a nostalgia-driven arcade-style racing game? 😉 Horizon Chase Turbo: […]
- Josh Stiksma
Shuhei Yoshida, head of PlayStation Indies, Sony Interactive Entertainment, introduced the world to PlayStation VR by stating that it was going to be “the next innovation from PlayStation that will [shape] the future of games.” And boy was he right. For the past five years, PlayStation VR has provided the industry, specifically VR developers like […]
- Isabelle Tomatis
Celebrating five years of PlayStation VR
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the day PlayStation VR was introduced to the world, and we want to take this moment to thank all of our fans and our talented development community for embracing this platform and supporting PS VR through the years. It’s amazing to see how virtual reality has really established itself […]
- Clara Hertzog
Reflecting on FFXIV’s big comeback, from launch to November’s Endwalker expansion
In the industry, the development story of Final Fantasy XIV has reached an almost mythical status. After a difficult launch, the second massively multiplayer online RPG of the Final Fantasy franchise needed salvaging.
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RDC 2021: Updates on Roblox’s Vision and the Path Forward

Roblox CTO Daniel Sturman gives a peek behind the curtain at our 2021 Roblox Developers Conference. In this article, he shares several exciting updates about the platform and revisits all of the advancements we’ve made throughout the year.

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Avatars and Identity in the Metaverse, Part 1

In Sanskrit, avatar (अवतार) refers to “an incarnation in human form.” In Roblox, few things reflect a user’s identity more directly than their avatar. As we’ll discover, there is no “standard” Roblox user, and the fantastical aesthetic variety in our users’ avatars directly reflects the diversity of the user base itself. Characterizing Avatars (Methodology) If […]

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Twenty One Pilots Tour Debut Draws International Applause

Check out some of the highlights from the interactive virtual concert experience.

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Jovanni Cutigni is an Engineering Manager on the Simulation Core Team at Roblox. He and his team work to make it easy for developers to build dynamic physics-based experiences.

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Causal Inference Using Instrumental Variables

Data Scientists often find themselves repeating the mantra “Correlation is not causation.” It’s a good thing to remind our stakeholders — and ourselves — constantly because data can be treacherous, and because the human mind can’t help but interpret statistical evidence causally. But perhaps this is a feature, and not a bug: we instinctively seek […]

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Why a Generic Payment Platform Is Crucial for the Company You Plan to Become

You should think about adding a payment gateway in a generic way to enable scale and innovation to support your growing business.

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Introducing Age Verification

A new way for users to access innovative social capabilities and age-appropriate content while also ensuring the safety of our community.

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Working at Roblox: Meet Karla Polo

Karla Polo is a Senior Product Designer on the Economy team at Roblox. Learn about how her work shapes monetization in the metaverse.

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Our intern class of 2021 has left their mark on the metaverse with fresh and innovative ideas that surpassed all expectations.

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Roblox Presents the Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience

Join Grammy Award-winning duo Twenty One Pilots on an electrifying musical adventure where you decide how the concert unfolds!

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