Wednesday, May 25

Author: amandaholeman

V Rising’s Huge Success Has Even Taken Its Developers By Surprise

Image: V RisingV Rising came out on May 18, and I would bet that on May 17 almost none of you would have ever heard of the game in your lives. One week later and it’s sold over 500,000 copies, and as I type this is being played by more people on Steam than Elden Ring.So what’s V Rising? It’s a vampire game where you get to create your own character and do some fighting. More specifically—and you’ll have to bear with me on this—it’s a vampire game that is a little bit of loads of other games all rolled into one. There’s some Diablo there. But also some base-building. Some survival stuff. Adventuring in an open world. And it supports co-op but also competitive multiplayer. Oh, and it’s still in Early Access.It’s a mixed bag, then, but those are all also exactly the kinds of games that PC-cen...

Major Battlefield 2042 Update Leaves Remaining Fans Dismayed

Image: DICEBattlefield 2042, a game that has been swimming upstream from the moment it launched, needs both new content and some serious fixes, and it needs them quickly. In a major presentation made to fans earlier today, developers DICE revealed that players will be getting a little bit of both. Eventually.In a blog post called Battlefield Briefing: Development Update, the game’s community manager outlines a long laundry list of things that are coming as part of the game’s seasonal updates, along with a guide to some changes being made to some maps (some of which have already been discussed) and some other tweaks being made to everything from player animation to the game’s much-criticised voice acting. As long as that laundry list is—much of which was already known, it’s just the timing ...

Where To Stream The Best Video Game Movies

Easily the best movie adaptation of a video game in the 90s, it remains the best in its series. 1995's Mortal Kombat takes a PG-13 approach to Midway's hyper-violent arcade game and as a result, is a fun and approachable entryway to the franchise. Thunder god Raiden recruits an unlikely group of warriors (Lui Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage) from Earth to battle in the realm's final opportunity in the Mortal Kombat tournament before it's taken over by the forces of Outworld represented by Shang Tsung, Goro, Sub Zero, and Scorpion.  Mortal Kombat (1995) is available to stream on HBOMax. If you really want a good time, but don't mind an awful movie, have a laugh by watching Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel that somehow misses on everything the original got right. It's also available o...

Activision Blizzard Devs Demand Breastfeeding Protections And Other Reforms

Image: Activision Blizzard10 months after a California lawsuit alleged widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, employees at the company don’t feel like it’s made the necessary changes and have created a worker committee to demand further reforms. Chief among them are calls for independent investigations, an end to retaliation, trans-inclusive healthcare, and protections for breastfeeding.“We believe it is imperative that workers have a voice in Activision Blizzard’s anti-discrimination policies—without that, the company’s culture of harassment and abuse will continue to go unchecked,” senior motion graphic designer and member of the Worker Committee Against Sex & Gender Discrimination, Emily Knief, said in a statement today. “We ho...

River recibe a Alianza Lima por Libertadores: hora, TV y formaciones

River Plate, con la clasificación y el primer puesto del Grupo F asegurados, será local ante Alianza Lima de Perú con la premisa de sumar tres puntos que le permitan ser uno de los mejores ganadores de la fase de zonas para definir en instancias finales de local, en un partido de la sexta fecha de Copa Libertadores.El encuentro se desarrollará en el Estadio Monumental este miércoles desde las 19, con el arbitraje del colombiano Jhon Ospina y televisado por ESPN.A la misma hora definirán el segundo clasificado del grupo cuando Colo Colo reciba en Santiago del Chile a Fortaleza de BrasilLuego de cinco fechas River es el líder con 13 unidades, Fortaleza le sigue con 7 (saldo 0), Colo Colo con 7 (-3) y Alianza Lima con 1. Si los brasileños empatan en Chile, avanzarán por mejor diferencia de go...

The Centennial Case Review – An Unconventional And Alluring Mystery – Game Informer

What if there was a way to stop the aging process and only your family knew the secret? How far would you go to protect it? And at what cost? The Centennial Case isn’t your typical murder-mystery adventure game. It goes out of its way to be different, whether it’s swapping you to various murders over the course of 100 years or using live-action footage to make you feel like you’re participating in a movie. The latter evokes a nostalgic feeling of the FMV games of yore, but the advanced tech and heavy focus on deduction create an experience that’s equally gripping and engaging, even if it doesn’t always hit the mark. The Centennial Case is a narrative-focused adventure centering on the Shijima family, who are connected to a string of suspicious murders over the last century. They also hold...

This Beautiful Farming Sim Combines Chinese Fantasy With Stardew Valley

Screenshot: 2P Games / KotakuLast Friday, when I started playing Steam Early Access farming sim Immortal Life, I was only planning to play for a couple of hours before bed. I finally ended my session at 5 a.m. It’s a standout among farming sims because it tries to emulate the verisimilitude of life instead of the dreary economics of running a farm. Immortal Life has a beautiful art style, the villagers are all intensely likable, and the farming systems are satisfying without feeling punishing. Though the game is still only in early access, Immortal Life is my favorite farming simulation game since 2009’s Rune Factory 3 on Nintendo DS.Immortal Life is a cross between Rune Factory and Stardew Valley, but with a major difference: Instead of European fantasy, the Chinese-developed game is firm...

Seth Green Created A TV Show Around His NFT Ape, Then Someone Stole It

Image: Kotaku / StockMediaSeller (Shutterstock)Seth Green is having a bad time after he claims some of his NFT apes were stolen from him using a phishing scam. One very special ape in particular was taken and then sold to another user, which is bad news for him because Green planned and created an entire new TV show starring that digital ape NFT. Now that he no longer owns it or the rights to it, that TV show might be dead. Famous (?) comedian, actor, and NFT buyer, Seth Green claimed on May 8 that an anonymous scammer stole some of his NFTs via a phishing scheme. On Twitter, Green broke the news of his stolen and resold NFT assets. The scammer grabbed a Bored Ape, two Mutant Apes, and a Doodle. The assets were ripped from Green’s wallet after he accidentally interacted with a scam site.An...

Fortnite Pro Spouts Racial Slur, Shows Off Gun Stockpile In Widely Condemned Video

An esports pro has been lambasted after a video surfaced online in which an individual, who is allegedly Fortnite Champion Series Grand Final contender Sin, shows off a fully stocked weapons closet and states, in the year 2022, that the stockpile of firearms is “just in case there’s ever a zombie apocalypse or a n*gger outbreak.” Sigh, I hate this world we live in.Sin, or Sin3278, isn’t new to the game’s professional circuit. According to the player statistic tracker database Fortnite Tracker, Sin has been competing in various tournaments since at least July 2019. He made his first Fortnite Champion Series appearance in October 2020, which is a pretty big deal. The FNCS is Fortnite’s most high-profile esports competition. I mean, it’s even hosted by developer Epic Games. Getting on that st...