Despite everything else that occurred in 2020, the last twelve months were stellar for video games. Be it the surprisingly brilliant Assassin's Creed: Valhalla , the almost offensively pleasant Animal Crossing: New Horizons , or Square finally launching Final Fantasy 7 Remake , a tsunami of brilliant releases swept over us at a time where frankly, we needed them most. The question now then is this: what's next for gaming? 2020 ended on a high note, ushering in the dawn of a new console generation, but what do these odd-looking boxes really mean for gaming’s future? Sitting down with Bloober Team, Sumo Digital, Neon Giant and LKA, these four studios reveal why they find themselves feeling inspired by this shiny new era of gaming hardware, offering a glimpse into the exciting technological advances that we can expect from games in the months and years to come. The first piece of good news is likely an obvious one: what we've seen with the likes of Demon Souls and The … [Read more...] about What will next-gen games deliver in the future?
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A new Max Raid event is now live in Pokemon Sword and Shield . As part of the Pokemon series' 25th anniversary festivities, Gigantamax Pikachu is appearing in Max Raid battles again until February 28, and you'll have a chance to encounter a Shiny Gigantamax Pikachu in five-star Raids. As was the case with the recent Cramorant Max Raid event, the overarching goal of this particular event is to defeat more than 1 million Pikachu. If players can hit that goal, The Pokemon Company will give away 100 Armorite Ore and 100 Dynite Ore, which are used as currency for certain items and services in the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra areas. The Gigantamax Pikachu Max Raid event runs until 3:59 PM PT / 6:59 PM ET on February 28. Before you can participate, you'll first need to refresh your Max Raid dens. You can do so either by connecting your game online or by going into the Mystery Gift menu and selecting Get the Wild Area News. Time to team up and work together with your fellow … [Read more...] about Shiny Gigantamax Pikachu Is Appearing In Pokemon Sword And Shield For A Limited Time
A Terminator anime series has been greenlit at Netflix, according to Variety . Details are still pretty sparse at this early stage for the project, but given the franchise's humble cyberpunk roots with the 1984 original film, an anime adaptation of the series and its world makes sense. Variety reports that Netflix has partnered with Skydance, the company that holds the rights to the long-running sci-fi franchise, for the series. Mattson Tomlin, who worked on the screenplay for Matt Reeves' upcoming The Batman , will serve as showrunner and executive producer for this upcoming series. "Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created--and has only grown more relevant to our world over time," said John Derderian, Netflix's vice president of Japan and anime. "The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans." … [Read more...] about Terminator Anime Heading For Netflix
Ghost Recon Breakpoint was a pretty big disappointment when it arrived in 2019: a "tedious and confused open-world tactical shooter," we called it in our 40% review , that "adds nothing of value to the Ghost Recon template." Ubisoft committed to fixing it , but like many of the commitments I've made over the years (losing weight, quitting smoking, being nicer on social media), it seemed like the sort of promise that was meant to be taken with a grain of salt. Ubisoft kept working on it, though, and kept trying to convince people to give it another chance , and today it announced on Twitter that it's going to continue throughout 2021. "Since launch, our priority has been to address feedback from you, our players," Ubisoft said. "We added multiple updates to our Ghost Experience, which brought the Bullet Lure, Darkest Night, Golem Island exploration, and World Modifiers to name a few. We have given you all the ability to fine tune Ghost Recon Breakpoint to meet your needs … [Read more...] about Ghost Recon Breakpoint will get updates throughout 2021
It's time to suit up, super soldier: the Outriders demo has finally landed, now free to download and enjoy across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. With just a few weeks to go until the game's full release on April 1, now's the perfect time to jump in and see what developer People Can Fly has in store for us with its new looter shooter RPG hybrid. Offering the first few hours of Outrider's story, with access to all four classes and full online co-op, there's really nothing stopping you, especially as any progress you make in the demo carries over to the full game from day one of launch. See you on Enoch, space marine. … [Read more...] about The Outriders demo is here to steal your weekend with hours of RPG shooter action