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Another accessories company lists the Nintendo Switch Mini

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 mins ago

Another website has released renders of the unannounced Nintendo Switch Mini console, while these images aren't necessarily the consoles final design they could certainly be guess at what is to maybe be on its way.



It was only a couple of days ago that I reported on a Chinese accessorries company listing accessories for the technically non-existent Nintendo Switch Mini console. Now, we have another accessories website listing a range of accessories for the Mini, the websites name is HonSon and they necessarily a small website either. HodSon has accessories for almost all consoles released and a plethora of spare parts and gadgets that go with them.


While this isn't in anyway a confirmation for a Nintendo Switch Mini console to be coming to the market, it is certainly an eyebrow raising moment. The question that should be asked is why are companies listing accessory products for a console that on paper doesn't exist. Is this a way for accessory companies to get more traffic through fake listings that journalist like myself pick up? Or do these companies have blueprints for a prototype console that gives them the ability to make early accessories and the website listings are simply a innocent mistake?

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Remnant: From the Ashes HD screenshots & game information

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 6 mins ago

A bunch of new screenshots have been released for Perfect World Entertainments Remnant: From the Ashes. Are you prepared to take a step into the chaotic monster-filled world of Remnant: From the Ashes?




If you aren't familiar with the upcoming title from Perfect World Entertainment, here is quick synopsis of what is to come. Remnant: From the Ashes is an open-world post-apocalyptic third-person survival action shooter that puts players into teams of up to three allies which the group is tasked to eliminate dangerous monsters. The game will feature what has been promised as intense combat with over 100 monsters and 20 epic bosses to tangle with.


Players will also be able to create and modify new weapons to better their chances at the challenges ahead. To complement the weapon system, players will also have a gear progression system as well. The worlds will be randomized and be packed with unique challenges that once completed, will reward players with tools and gear to assist them in advancing to the next world. Perfect World Entertainments Remnant: From the Ashes is slated to release on August 20th, 2019.

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Luigi's Mansion 3 ghost catching is like wet towel cracking

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 6 mins ago

In and interview with Kotaku, Nintendo's top producers for the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 have revealed many details regarding the titles development and game mechanics.



The interview with Kotaku was conducted at E3 2019 and producers Yoshihito Ikebata and his boss, Kensuke Tanabe sat down to discuss Luigi's Mansion 3. According to both of the games heads, Luigi's Mansion 3 will have more concentration on unique bosses than the second installment in the series. Here is what Idkebata said, "More than anything we really wanted to put those unique bosses in the second one and we couldn't. So that's why we've put so many of them in the third one."


The producers also touched on how the development for the title originated. According to Kotaku, Luigi's Mansion 3 development first began on the Wii U, and was then quickly converted over to the Nintendo Switch following the development completion of Next Level's 2016 3DS game Metroid Prime Federation Force. Next Level will be taking the reins in Luigi's Mansion 3 development, but that doesn't mean Nintendo won't have a say in the moves Luigi will be able to do in-game.

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WTF: NHL 20 announced, will have a BATTLE ROYALE game mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 11 mins ago

EA Sports has just announced NHL 20 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, with some gigantic changes taking place to the game throughout virtually all areas.



NHL 20 will feature celebratory commentary, with EA tapping huge Hollywood and industry giants like Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell, with Ferrell delivering his commentary in his Ron Burgundy character from Anchorman. While EA hasn't named any names yet, GameSpot saw a slide for NHL 20 that included Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Drake, and Wayne Gretzky.


EA surprised with the announcement of NHL 20 in that it will include a battle royale mode, and while you probably thought that headline was click bait, this is definitely real. The battle royale mode in NHL 20 is called "Eliminator", in which the developer explains is a competitive mode where it is a "winner-take-all competition inspired by battle royale".

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Quake II RTX v1.1.0: invert mouse support, music playback

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 54 mins ago

The latest update to Quake II RTX is here with v1.1.0 delivering a bunch of things including inverted mouse support (the first thing I noticed when I played it in Taiwan at the NVIDIA HQ) as well as music playback, tweaks to the tone mapper, and more.




Lightspeed Studios is handling Quake II RTX, with the developer noting: "Quake II RTX supports music playback from OGG files, if they can be located. To enable music playback, copy the CD tracks into a music folder either next to the executable, or inside the game directory, such as baseq2/music"


The files should use one of these two naming schemes:


  • music/02.ogg for music copied directly from a game CD;
  • music/Track02.ogg for music from the version of Quake II downloaded from GOG.


The developer adds: "In the game, music playback is enabled when console variable ogg_enable is set to 1. Music volume is controlled by console varaible ogg_volume. Playback controls, such as selecting the track or putting it on pause, are available through the ogg command. Music playback support is using code adapted from the Yamagi Quake 2 engine".

Cyberpunk 2077 will get huge expansions rivaling Witcher 3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 33 mins ago

With Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED has one goal: to go bigger and better than ever before. This focus should also extend to post-launch expansions.




Cyberpunk 2077 has been a monumental undertaking for CD Projekt RED. The company has shelled out millions and millions of R&D spending on the game, crafting a new next-gen engine and building high-powered tech for everything from motion capture to AI and everything in between. When the game launches in April, CDPR says it'll be a full and complete experience with a gripping choice-driven narrative. But when it's over it's not necessarily over, and Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to get expansions just like The Witcher 3.


In a recent interview with Prima Games, CD Projekt RED UI coordinator Alvin Liu says CDPR is tentatively plotting out Cyberpunk 2077's post-launch future. But right now the team is dedicated strongly in finishing the base game first. Liu echoes co-founder Marcin Iwinski's promises that CDPR won't carve out content from the base game to sell at a later date. When expansions happen, they will be huge sprawling affairs like Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. The studio is putting its all into Cyberpunk 2077's gritty, raunchy, and action-packed sci-fantasy shooter and won't compromise it to make a quick buck later.

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EA gets wrecked over lootboxes at UK government meeting

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 19 mins ago

EA and Epic Games tried to defend lootboxes, microtransactions, and their billion-dollar engagement practices to a recent UK government committee. They failed quite badly.




Key EA and Epic Games representatives recently attended a meeting discussing video game addiction with the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The results are quite embarrassing for the titans of industry. Both EA and Epic reps floundered in their responses, and looked quite nervous. The companies tried re-defining lootboxes as "surprise mechanics" like a Hatchimal or Kinder Egg, and declined giving key information like user metrics and average revenues earned per user.


"Do you consider lootboxes to be an ethical feature of your games?" Scottish MP Brendan O'Hara asked EA's representative, Kerry Hopkins.


"So first, we don't call them lootboxes. So we refer to them as surprise mechanics. I think it's important to look at...if you go to a store that sells a lot of toys, and you do a search for surprise toys, this is something that people enjoy. They enjoy surprises. It's something that's been part of toys for years, whether it's Kinder Eggs or Hatchimals, or LOL Surprise.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 gets Vegeta Super Saiyan Blue as DLC

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 6 mins ago

This summer Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 players will be able to get their hands-on a new DLC character, Super Saiyan Blue Evolved Vegeta.



According to the latest issue of Weekly Jump, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolved Vegeta will be coming to Xenoverse 2 this summer as a paid DLC character. Vegeta will come with all of his classic moves such as; Final Flash, Final Blow, Final Galick Gun, Atomic Blast, Final Charge, Flash Strike and Final Explosion.


For players to unlock the Awoken Skill they must already have obtained the 'Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan' awoken skill, already be level 95 and finally max out their friendship with Vegeta in-game. Expect Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolved Vegeta sometime this summer. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Agony spin-off title 'Succubus' gets raunchy selfie trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 6 mins ago

Remember that title Agony and the development and publishing hell that it went through? (pun intended) Well, a spin-off game has been announced and it seems it will be taking a similar route.



The game is called Succubus, which in supernatural folklore means a demon who takes form as a female to seduce men into sexual activities. Once those activities are achieved, the man experiences a deterioration of health, mental cognition and sometimes even death. The title coming out of Madmind Studios seems to capture all of those elements and stir them into one game.


According to the press release, Succubus will continue to follow the story of Agony and concentrate in on now the main character Succubus Vydija. Here is the official description; "With the disappearance of the rightful rulers of hell, the remaining demons have chosen their new ruler - the only soul who could dominate the mind of the mighty Beast. Raising their new empire from the corpses of sinners helped the new king, Nimrod, and his queen Vydija, to control the chaos left by the former overlord."

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Apex Legends has damageable dragons, incoming world event?

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Apex Legends players have been seeing dragon-like beats flying around the map while attempting to win games. The dragons are stealing loot boxes, but why?



Apex Legends players are quite confused with the latest addition to the game, as many players have been spotting dragons or 'flyers' circling around the map. These dragons must be a teaser for the games coming season 2 update, which seems will contain these dragons who are stealing dead players' loot boxes. In the above video by Kandyrew, we can see that players are able to shoot and damage the dragons which will then result in the beast dropping the loot box its holding. It should also be noted that whoever shoots the dragon first will make the lootbox's owner appear as someone on their Origin friends list.


The first question that comes to mind is 'where are these dragons taking the loot boxes? and why?' If I was to take a guess at the reasoning behind this teaser, I would say that Respawn is planning some kind of world event for the map. Consider the idea of these dragons stealing the loot boxes of players to return them to a larger dragons lair to guard. Players would have to work as a team to take on the larger dragon and its siblings, and after they are defeated they will be rewarded with whatever loot that has been stolen, plus bonus loot from the larger dragon.

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