- Mass Effect: A Return to the Classic Format? The gaming world is abuzz with an interesting piece of news that might bring a wave of nostalgia for fans of the renowned Mass Effect series. It appears that the beloved franchise could be returning to its traditional gameplay format, stepping away from the open-world elements that were incorporated in the recent installment, Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Insight into this possible shift came from Jez Corden, a notable gaming insider and managing editor at Windows Central. During a recent Xbox Two Podcast episode, Corden dropped this potential bombshell, stating, "I've heard that Mass Effect is ditching open-world and going back to its... Continue reading
- Studio Behind "Saints Row" Shuts Down in Unexpected Embracer Group Restructuring Volition, the creator of the Saints Row series, has immediately shut down due to restructuring at its parent company, Embracer Group. The shutdown announcement came in a statement explaining the closure as a result of Embracer Group’s strategy to solidify its leadership position in the gaming industry. Employees at Volition are being offered support to manage this transition.
Volition, founded in 1993 as Parallax Software Corporation, was bought over by THQ in 2000, and later by the Deep Silver division of future Embracer subsidiary Koch Media (later Plaion) in 2012 after THQ was declared bankrupt. Aside from the popular Saints Row... Continue reading
- Sony's $200 Compact Gaming Device Set for November 15th Launch You can pre-order Sony's PlayStation Portal, a $200 handheld device for PS5 game streaming, today, ahead of its November 15th launch. This was stated in the company's announcement post update today. For this upcoming device to operate, you need a PS5 and constant WiFi connection.
Billed as "the handheld gateway to your PS5 games" by Sony, this device boasts a eight-inch LCD screen delivering 1080p visuals at 60 frames per second. Additionally, it features haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The device's design is described by Engadget's Kris Holt as looking like "a tablet wedged between two halves of a DualSense controller."
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- Release Date for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl Pushed Back to 2024 Following a turbulent thirteen-year development process, filled with numerous internal issues and the Russian conflict against Ukraine, GSC was expected to launch Stalker 2 this fall. However, the studio has now informed enthusiasts that the release date has been pushed back to spring 2024. According to the creators at Gamescom and information found on the game's official website, Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl will be accessible through Game Pass on the day it launches, the exact date of which is yet to be confirmed. This was announced by the developers at Gamescom and on the official website of the game. Continue reading
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Set to Arrive on Xbox Series This Fall In January, Fatshark timely postponed the release of the Xbox Series versions of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for the sake of remedying and enhancing the PC version. Now, the Swedish developer believes it's the right time to finally debut the game on consoles, thanks to numerous upgrades and modifications implemented on the PC version since then.
Fatshark is slated to release Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on Xbox Series on the 4th of October. This version will encapsulate all the updates that have been applied to the PC version up to date, paving the way for another revelation.
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- The Challenges of Running Hogwarts Legacy on a 2012 Graphics Card The impact of outdated hardware on gaming performance is becoming more apparent as games become increasingly graphically demanding. A prime example is Hogwarts Legacy, a visually stunning game that transports players back to the world of magical academia at the beginning of the previous century. The game's graphics, impressive even by today's standards, falter when played on a decade-old graphics processing unit (GPU), which struggles to meet the game's graphical requirements.
Hogwarts Legacy is built using Unreal Engine 4, one of the gaming industry's most popular graphics engines. Although Unreal Engine 5 is now available, its predecessor has been in use... Continue reading
- Airalo Secures $60 Million in Funding to Boost its eSIM Global Roaming Capabilities Airalo, a Singapore-based mobile startup specializing in eSIM connectivity, has successfully secured $60 million in a Series B funding round. The startup focuses on providing affordable mobile data packages for international travelers, with nearly 700 options available. The additional funds will be put toward business expansion.
The round, an entirely equity-based affair, values Airalo at a post-money figure of $280 million. It includes the participation of a host of financial sponsors and strategic partners, exemplifying the wide-reaching interest in Airalo's potential. High-profile participants include e& Capital, the venture arm of the UAE-based carrier Etisalat, alongside the likes of startup 'generator' Antler... Continue reading
- "High On Life" Makes a Surprise Entrance on PlayStation 4 and 5 Straight from the studios of TheForeverYoungs comes the breathtaking new title, "High On Life", now available on PlayStation 4 and 5. In a surprise move, the game developers released the game on the PlayStation platform without previously advertising the launch, leaving gamers thrilled and eager to explore this new offering.
Derived from its earlier versions on other platforms, "High On Life" now comes with enhanced graphics and gameplay specifically tailored for the PlayStation framework. It is an adventure game focused on positivity and exploration, designed to be a relaxing and delightful escape for gamers, a welcome distraction amidst challenging times.
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- Immersive Cyberpunk Adventures: Top 5 Ghostrunner Alternative Games Ghostrunner, with its cyberpunk setting and adrenaline-pumping action, captured many gamers' hearts in 2020. The game demands speed, precision, and a good dose of strategy from the players. Its enticing world, marked by neon signs, dirty alleyways, and powerful mega-corporations, is what cyberpunk fans live for. But where do you turn if you've already conquered Ghostrunner and are yearning for more? Don't worry — we have you covered. Here are the top five alternative games that deliver epic storylines, nail-biting challenges, and unforgettable characters — right in Ghostrunner's alley.
1. Katana ZERO
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- Ubisoft Prepares for a Packed Fiscal Year After Q1 Results Decline Despite its first-quarter results underperforming expectations, Ubisoft remains resilient, fully geared up for a busy fiscal year brimming with new releases. The leading global interactive entertainment developer and publisher may have started on a bumpy road this financial year, but it has no plan of being deterred.
Ubisoft's first financial quarter didn't go as expected, with net bookings at €288.9 million, a drop compared to last year. The current console transition and different product release timings were cited as major reasons for the downturn. However, Ubisoft is prepared to bounce back with its extensive line-up for this fiscal year.
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- "River City: Rival Showdown" Gearing up for an Exciting Worldwide Release A wave of exhilaration is sweeping over the gaming community as Arc System Works has made an exhilarating announcement. "River City: Rival Showdown", the much-loved classic Nintendo 3DS sandbox brawler, is on its course for a global release on October 12. The title will make its triumphant re-entry across three potent platforms – PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam.
The re-release promises to live up to the nostalgia and high expectations associated with it, offering an intuitive fusion of old charm with modern enhancements. Deeper than just a rehashed offering of the original game, this version comes with some significant upgrades... Continue reading
- New Class Makes Its Way to Diablo Immortal: The Blood Knight A significant update is set to amp up the gaming experience of Diablo Immortal's massive fan base. For the first time since its release, a new character class, dubbed the "Blood Knight", is being introduced in the esteemed Diablo series. This introduction marks an exciting milestone in Diablo history, as it’s the first fresh class to make an appearance after Diablo 3. Set to awe players with its vampiric theme, the arrival of Blood Knight is stirring much anticipation amongst new and old Diablo Immortal players alike.
The Blood Knight displays its prowess through hybrid melee/ranged abilities offering a unique gameplay... Continue reading