"We are training and preparing to implement additional precautionary measures at RTX such as increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of commonly touched objects like door handles, placing prominent hand sanitizer stations throughout our venues, and placing educational signage reminding attendees to take precautions," the company wrote in a blog post. "In addition to meeting the standards set forth by the city of Austin, we are also holding ourselves to the strict standards set by our parent company, WarnerMedia, who have already implemented several new policies in the last month to protect our staff at Rooster Teeth." … [Read more...] about RTX Austin Gaming Convention Rescheduled Amid Coronavirus Concerns
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While overshadowed by Team Ico's sophomore effort Shadow of the Colossus, ICO remains a cult classic from the PlayStation 2 era. You play as a young boy with horns who was banished to an abandoned fortress and must find his way out while escorting a princess and avoiding a shadow monster. It's a minimalistic adventure with few words that uses its atmosphere to tell its somber, moving story. The roughly 25-minute soundtrack is filled with soft melodies created mainly by piano, acoustic guitar, and synths. Officially titled "Melodies in the Mist," the soundtrack is a prime example of how powerful music doesn't have to be complicated. A number of its best tracks use three-chord structures with ambient background noise that quickly sweep you up in their simplistic beauty. … [Read more...] about The 38 Best Video Game Soundtracks You Can Stream
But as good as the story mode might be, it's dragged down by a perplexing misstep on the part of Arc System Works. This problem - one that overshadows many of the more positive aspects of the game - is Granblue Fantasy Vs' outdated delay-based netcode, a problem it unfortunately shares with far too many fighting games created today. Playing online right now is fine, not fantastic nor terrible. Sure, you'll find a healthy number of perfectly playable matches where you can pull off that one combo you've been practicing for hours, but the unignorable presence of laggy and unresponsive games counter the good ones. Granblue Fantasy Vs online fills you with a sense of fun and excitement one moment, just for it to come hemorrhaging out the next. … [Read more...] about Granblue Fantasy: Versus review: a new step for fighting games with old failings.
This month's free offerings for Twitch Prime members have been revealed, and if you're into classic first-person shooters, adventure games, and enigmatic puzzlers, then you're in for a treat for the month of April. Twitch Prime, which is included with any Amazon Prime member, is giving away five free games in April: the Turok remaster, Kathy Rain, and Etherborn as well as indie RPG Earthlock and first-person puzzle game Lightmatter. … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime’s 5 Free PC Games For April Revealed
If you're interested in more, check out all of the free games you can claim right now and keep forever. In related news, Ubisoft is the latest company to offer free video game giveaways during the pandemic. The company plans to roll out several offers throughout April to help people stay at home in these uncertain times. … [Read more...] about Incredible Bundle Offers 40+ PC Games For $30, Funds COVID-19 Relief Efforts