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It's all about celebration this weekend for the Game Informer editors. We're celebrating birthdays, upcoming holidays, endings (we're finally wrapping up Red Dead Redemption II and our Top 10 lists), and starting something new. Many of us are getting closer to unlocking all the characters in Super Smash, while others are working on their backlogs before a new year of amazing games release. Don't just read about our plans. Join in the conversation and let us know if you're doing something fun in the comments below! Javy Gwaltney – I've snuck away earlier from the offices than my compatriots in order to [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: Gameinformer
When we dream of replaying our favorite traditional games in virtual reality, what are we really envisioning? In the case of Borderlands 2, the beloved looter-shooter from Gearbox, you might imagine looting and shooting with newfound immediacy, flinging yourself headlong back into the vibrant world of Pandora to delight in its distinctive hand-drawn environments first-hand. What you are probably not picturing is an awkward, unwieldy, often defective-seeming port, which reimagines the nimble action classic as a sluggish and clumsy slog for the PSVR. So much of what made Borderlands 2 great has been stripped out of its VR version that it [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN
Mortal Kombat has been gruesomely dismembering fighters since 1992 – four years before IGN was around. With the announcement of Mortal Kombat 11 (which, shockingly, is not actually the 11th Mortal Kombat game) we're looking back over all 30 reviews IGN has published. Interestingly, the series contains such a wide range of games that it's one of the few that's earned almost every score in the book, except the very highest and lowest available. Which MK games stand out to you as the best and worst? Dan Stapleton is IGN's Reviews Editor. You can follow him on Twitter to hear gaming rants [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN
Along with Rockstar's most recent update for Red Dead Online, they have now released microtransactions in the game, which come in the form of gold bars. There are six different bundles of gold bars available for players to purchase, ranging from $4.99 USD to $99.99 USD. The US prices for gold bars are as follows: One-time offer: 25 gold bars – $4.99 25 gold bars – $9.99 55 gold bars – $19.99 150 gold bars – $49.99 245 gold bars – $74.99 Continue reading… [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN
After a recent announcement that Eric Barone has retained the publishing rights to his game Stardew Valley, there were still a lot of open questions about the future of the game and what Barone's one-man studio ConcernedApe will be doing next. In a new blog post, Barone revealed those plans. "As many of you know, I've been working on a new game for a while. I haven't revealed anything about it, except that it takes place in the same universe as Stardew Valley," Barone wrote. "I've been deliberately secretive about it because I want to be able to work on it [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: Gameinformer
During a livestream on Thursday December 13, Intrepid Studios took time to showcase gameplay for Ashes of Creation in advance of its Alpha. The livestream showcases questing, NPCs, monsters, classes, combat, and more. The post Ashes of Creation Shows off MMO Gameplay appeared first on MMOHuts. [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: MMOHuts
Space economy simulation MMO Prosperous Universe has begun its First Access period, making the game available for testing and play for the first time to the gaming public. The test, which will last several months, is focused on building a core community, funding development, and integrating player feedback. After the First Access period, Prosperous Universe will be released as a free-to-play game with optional premium game time, but no microtransactions or P2W elements. simulogics, a German independent game studio, has been developing Prosperous Universe since 2015. The game places you in charge of your own space-faring company, allowing you to explore space, [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: MMOHuts
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Niantic has announced Pokemon Go's 2018 holiday event. In a post on Pokemon Go's official site, Niantic revealed that the event will run from December 18 to January 2 and include rewards in various stages. From December 18 to 22, players will earn double Candy, then double catch Stardust from December 22 to 26, and double XP from December 26 to 30. Continue reading… [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN
Microsoft made huge strides towards solving their long-running first-party game deficiency this year with the creation or acquisition of over half a dozen studios. So what the heck are each of them doing? Let's take a look at what we know – or have heard – about each of Xbox's dozen first-party development studios. Current Known Project: Halo Infinite Status: Halo Infinite, aka Halo 6, was officially unveiled at E3 2018. It'll utilize a brand-new graphics engine called Slipspace, which, along with the fact that it wasn't given a 2019 release window like other Xbox titles at E3, leads us to believe [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN
Some users may be unable to currently purchase backward compatible content on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. The Xbox Live status page notes that the issue appears to be with backward compatible content purchased through the Xbox One, advising players instead to buy content through the Microsoft website. "We're aware some users are unable to purchase backwards compatible content on the Xbox One. While we investigate the issue, please purchase this content through the Microsoft Store website," the status page reads. "Our engineers and developers are actively continuing to work to resolve the issue causing some members to have problems purchasing content. Stay [...]
Fri, Dec 14, 2018
Source: IGN