Anyone who's been considering getting into the hugely popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV can now get a bundle with the game and all its major expansions for a great price. Amazon and Walmart are currently offering the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV Online: Complete Edition for $36.98, down from its usual $60 price tag. This includes not only the base game but also the Heavensward, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers expansions in an all-in-one package.
The important thing to note is that you'll still need a subscription to keep playing FFXIV longterm. The Complete Edition comes with a 30-day free trial period (new accounts only); after that period runs out, you'll have to pay a monthly fee to keep playing. The standard membership costs $12 for your first month; after that, it costs $15 a month for 30 days, $14 a month for 90 days, and $13 a month if you opt for a year-long subscription. However, PlayStation Plus isn't required to play.Final Fantasy 14 deal
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"This [update] fixes a number of issues, polishes the graphics in a couple of sections, updates the localisation, and tweaks some parts of the script, particularly around Mac & Cassiopeia," Dreamfeel writes in the blog post.
The most notable issue addressed has to do with If Found's Steam achievements, as some of them (like "Trans Rights!") have been glitched since the game launched, preventing players from unlocking them. The update also addresses a problem that was causing players to become stuck if they exited the game from the Bog Road Heist or Anomaly chapter and then tried to resume playing. The full patch notes are outlined below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has big plans for its video game distribution platform, the Epic Games Store. One of these plans is to bring the digital launcher to Android and iOS devices in the future.
In an interview that kicked off GameSpot's Play For All summer gaming event, Sweeney spoke about the EGS's success, the difficulties releasing a competitor to the massively popular Steam, how cross-play can be a boon for the industry, and much more. During the interview, we asked Sweeney if he had any goals for the EGS in the future, which is when he brought up mobile devices.
"We'd like to bring the [Epic Games] Store to iOS in the future, and we will bring it to Android," Sweeney said. "We think it's a good way to help the industry [move] forward and it's another way where Epic as a game developer had built up this audience around Fortnite and learned how to operate a distribution platform on PC and Android.Continue Reading at GameSpot
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, the Musou game based on the One Piece anime and manga, will add a brand-new character on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As part of the game's first DLC pack, Charlotte Cracker--the 10th son and 15th child of the Charlotte Family--will join the roster this summer.
Charlotte Cracker isn't the only additional character getting added to the game this summer. He will be joined by fellow DLC Pack 1 character Charlotte Smoothie, which will bring all the members of the Big Mom Pirates' Three Sweet Commanders together in one playable place. The bundle isn't listed for individual purchase yet, but the game's Character Pass--which retails for $30--contains all nine of the added characters. The Character Pass also grants you early access to Charlotte Katakuri.
The Charlotte family, which consists of 85 children (39 daughters and 46 sons), was first introduced in Season 10 of the anime and volume 49 of the manga. The gigantic family is one of the main antagonistic forces during One Piece's Fish-Man Island, Zou, and Whole Cake Island arcs. You can check out images of the two Charlotte siblings, Cracker and Smoothie, below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be the biggest Lego Star Wars adventure yet when it launches later this year, spanning all nine Skywalker saga films, including The Rise of Skywalker. No release date has officially been announced other than "late 2020," but the game's release date may have leaked during May the 4th celebrations, when an October 20, 2020 release date was shown in a video on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and later removed. While we wait for an official release date announcement, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is already up for pre-order, and you'll probably want to place your order at Best Buy when you see the retailer's pre-order bonus.
Best Buy is offering an exclusive steelbook case with all console pre-orders of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The silver hardcover case portrays Han Solo encased in carbonite, referencing the event in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The striking steelbook is available for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions of the game, the only difference being the Nintendo Switch case has a thinner border.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga aims to cover a lot of ground, spanning nine films and packing in nearly 500 characters. Whether you've played older Lego Star Wars games or are new to the franchise, the Skywalker Saga will be the new definitive edition to own, as levels from older games have been completely redesigned. The game itself is non-linear, taking an open-world (or open-galaxy) approach to the saga. That means you can start playing the game at any point in the saga; for example, you can choose to start playing from A New Hope, and the world in the game will exist as it did at that point in the story. Alternatively, you could jump straight into The Last Jedi or Rise of Skywalker, which will be appearing in Lego form for the first time. With new characters, cutscenes, and a new combo system for combat, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be a brand-new experience for both longtime fans of the series and new players. Like all Lego games, it'll include couch co-op multiplayer that's family-friendly and accessible to new gamers.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Back in 2018, licensing issues caused music to be removed from Grand Theft Auto IV. Now, a new update for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition on PC reportedly added cut music back into the game but also corrupted some Steam users' saves according to a discussion on Steam. The update rolled out early on May 28 and was quickly met with users upset about corrupted save files. According to other users the game was rolled back to a previous version within a couple of hours, no longer corrupting save files.
However this wasn't the end of GTA 4's recent issues on PC with players reporting a new bug on May 30, as the game reportedly began giving players an "Error 1001" when attempting to play. Users say the game fails to connect to Rockstar Social Club and is unplayable in its current state. Other users have posted saying that they have bypassed the issue by changing the date on their computers prior to when the issue started.Continue Reading at GameSpot
A new Legendary Pokemon has arrived in Pokemon Go. Reshiram, the cover monster from Pokemon Black, is appearing in five-star Raids until June 16, making this your first chance to capture one in Niantic's hit mobile game. Even a seasoned Pokemon Master needs a little assistance now and then, however, so we've rounded up some tips to help you battle and catch Reshiram below. You won't be able to challenge the Legendary right now, though, as Pokemon Go is currently down for maintenance, but servers are expected to go back up at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET.Reshiram Raid Hours
Reshiram will periodically appear in Gyms as a five-star Raid boss until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on June 16. These Raids can occur at any time, but you'll receive a notification before a nearby one is about to begin, so you shouldn't have much difficulty tracking a Raid down.
Niantic will also hold a handful of Reshiram Raid Hour events on Wednesday evenings. From 6-7 PM local time during these events, nearly every Gym will host a Reshiram Raid, giving you a much better chance to find the Legendary. You can see the Reshiram Raid Hour schedule below:Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Epic Games Store has continued giving out free games weekly since its inception, and Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney says game developers are seeing better sales after they've put their game up on the store for free.
In an interview as part of our Play for All coverage, Sweeney explains that giving players the choice to try a genre for free has led to many recognizing their love for it, and inspired additional sales as a result. He doesn't mention specifics, but does say that developers have noticed an increase in sales across other platforms and stores after their games have been included as part of the free initiative.
"You're not going to go out and buy if you're not into games like Satisfactory, you're not going to go out and spend money to buy Satisfactory but if you get it for free you realize it's an awesome game," Sweeney explains in the interview, which you can watch above.Continue Reading at GameSpot
June is here, and Netflix has a lot of new movies, TV shows, and original content coming your way. The first week of the month will see the final seasons of two shows and the introduction of a tournament fighting animated series.
On June 4, Netflix has a new animated series you may want to check out featuring shirtless fighters punching each other. Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga follows a fighting tournament that happens once every 100 years. Baki is the main character, and he beats everyone up. Check out the trailer below.
On Tuesday, June 2, the Full House saga comes to an end with Fuller House: The Farewell Season. How will it all come to an end? Will Uncle Jesse allow everyone to touch his hair? Will Danny let the house get messy? Will Uncle Joey bring out that creepy woodchuck doll? All of these questions will probably not be answered as the revamp of the '90s sitcom comes to a close.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Epic Games had big news to share in May when it revealed an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo running on PlayStation 5, effectively showcasing the PS5's first gameplay video. But for all the takeaways regarding what UE5 looked like, one of the big discussion points after the reveal concerned what we saw in the background of a livestream Epic CEO Tim Sweeney was on--a plasma ball.
We've already delivered you the official Tim Sweeney Zoom background, showcasing the room in which Sweeney took part in that livestream (as well as our own kickoff to Play For All). If you haven't yet watched the full interview--check it out below--we wasted no time in uncovering the truth behind the plasma ball.
Sweeney explained that, when he learned he would be on camera for an Unreal Engine 5 livestream, he needed to clean his office, which led to a spill that had to be covered up.Continue Reading at GameSpot
With The Last of Us Part 2 launching on June 19 for PlayStation 4, Naughty Dog is finally divulging more information about its post-apocalyptic action-adventure game. In a recent interview, the studio talked about the new accessibility options, which seem to position TLOU2 as the most accessible title ND has developed thus far.
Talking to The Verge recently, lead gameplay designer Emilia Schatz and fellow game designer Matthew Gallant discussed the 60 different accessibility options found within TLOU2. This includes standard fare--such as adjusting the subtitle text to make it more legible and increasing the size of the UI--to much more involved tweaks like audio cues that play when near something interactable and text-to-speech options that read collectibles aloud.
There are also entire visual changes that can be toggled on and off, such as a high-contrast mode for low-vision players that gives the world a light grey veneer, turning allies blue and enemies red akin to something like Eagle Vision in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series. You can even use the PS4's touchpad to zoom into the world just as you would while reading something on your phone.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Peter Jackson's 2001 movie The Fellowship of the Ring might have been released before the social media era, but it helped inspire one of the internet's most famous memes. The image of Sean Bean's Boromir announcing that one does not simply walk into Mordor has become a defining part of modern pop culture, and now the movie's cast and crew have spoken about it.
The conversation was part of the recent Lord of the Rings reunion, which took place online and was hosted by actor Josh Gad. Many of the cast joined the chat, as well as director Peter Jackson. While Bean wasn't there, that famous scene was discussed. It turns out that the entire speech, which Boromir gives to the Council of Elrond, was hastily written the night before.
Bean is a great actor, but even he needs time to prepare for a dialogue-heavy scene. So he decided to keep the script with him and place the dialogue out of sight of the camera. Next time you watch it, you'll see Bean starts the scene looking down as he continues to learn the dialogue.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Pokemon Trading Card Game has been around since the '90s, ballooning in size and scope over time as new generations of Pokemon have been introduced. It's heavily supported, with new card packs and expansions releasing regularly, so it's never a bad time to dive into the massively popular game. To help you dive into less murky waters, The Pokemon Company is releasing a new physical board game that aims to teach beginners the ins and outs of the TCG in an accessible format. Pokemon Battle Academy releases June 21 at Target and will be available at other major retailers July 31.
Pokemon Battle Academy comes with three, full 60-card decks led by a popular Pokemon from Generation 1: Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Charizard. The game board is covered with helpful details letting you know where to place your cards and what you can do each turn.
You'll also get tutorial guides and all of the accessories you need to complete a game as well as QR code cards to unlock the decks in Pokemon Trading Card Game Online--a free-to-play digital version of the TCG available on iOS, Android, and your browser.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has an extensive museum that you can fill with fossils, fish, bugs, and fine art. But unlike fossils that are available year-round, the various species of bugs and fish are seasonal. That means you can't catch them all at once, so you need to focus on the ones that are available in the current month--which is dependent on which hemisphere you chose at the beginning of the game.
It's June and that means there is a new wave of bugs and fish to catch. Check out the new additions below to see which specimens should be on your checklist this month. That will help you fill out the museum, your Critterpedia, and maybe most importantly, your wallet. For more details, check out the full list of all 80 fish to catch, along with all 80 bugs to catch. And for more June festivities, check out details on wedding season.June Fish And Bugs In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Here are all the new fish and bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in June. We've sorted by bells so you know what to focus on, but if you're a completionist, it's important to catch them all!Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Nintendo Switch always has some good deals on hand, with new ones refreshing every week. To kick off June, the Switch has a sale on almost every Resident Evil game on the console--the Revelations games are not included. Each game is discounted by at least 50%, and you have until June 17 at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET to take advantage of the lower prices.
The classic-style Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil Remake have both dropped their prices to $12.89, while the over-the-shoulder, more action-oriented Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6 are down to $15. Almost every game in the Resident Evil franchise is quite good, and while Resident Evil 6 doesn't match up to the series standards, its Switch port is still pretty impressive.
Each one of these Resident Evil games scored at least an 8/10 in GameSpot's reviews, except for Resident Evil 6. Resident Evil 4 was even named GameSpot's Game of the Year for 2005. If you're looking for some excellent games to keep you busy, it's hard to go wrong with most entries in the Resident Evil series.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Division 2 will have a short maintenance on Tuesday, June 2, starting from 3:30 AM ET / 12:30 AM PT, and lasting for approximately three hours. According to the patch notes, this update will fix two more nasty bugs, including one that makes Manhunt activities invisible to base game owners and a mission-breaking issue in the DARPA Research Lab. Last week's patch was supposed to fix that latter issue, but it apparently didn't take.
In other The Division 2 news, Ubisoft recently confirmed that a major story leak for the game is making the rounds online due to audio files being left on the Public Test Server by developer Massive Entertainment. These files essentially spoil the story for the next three seasons of Manhunt missions, including the return of a character from The Division 1. The game's Title Update 10 Phase 2 is up on the PC Public Test Server, which will buff every weapon in the game, as well as totally revamping how and when higher-tier loot drops.
Starting June 1, GameSpot will be hosting Play For All--a celebration of all things gaming. Join us as we bring you the summer's hottest news, previews, interviews, features, and videos, as well as raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts with the help of our friends from around the gaming world. Check out the Play For All schedule for more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Pokemon Sword and Shield's Gigantamax Meowth event ends very soon, but a new event is set to kick off right after. Starting June 2, developer Game Freak is bringing back every Gigantamax Pokemon for a limited time, giving you another chance to capture them.
Until June 29, Gigantamax Charizard, Gengar, Lapras, and more will appear more frequently in Max Raid battles. Some of these monsters will only be available in a specific version, while Gigantamax Snorlax will appear in both games. You can see which Gigantamax Pokemon will be available in each game below.
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This giveaway is kicking off a summer of prizes to celebrate Play For All, a multi-week event that will deliver the biggest summer gaming news, previews, interviews, and more to a global audience, but also raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. For more, check out the full Play For All schedule revealed so far.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Ghost of Tsushima, one of the last major PS4 exclusives we know about, is now less than two months away. Initially planned for June 26, PlayStation announced Ghost of Tsushima will now release July 17--just one month after Sony's other major game for the year: The Last of Us Part 2, which hits June 19. PlayStation recently showed off around 18 minutes of new Ghost of Tsushima gameplay in its latest State of Play livestream on May 14, and we got an up-close look at the game's open-world exploration, combat, stealth mechanics, character customization, and much more. It also has multiple pre-order bonuses and editions available to pre-order, including the Collector's Edition that's currently back in stock at Walmart and Best Buy.
Developed by Infamous series studio Sucker Punch, Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world action stealth game set in feudal Japan. You play as one of the only samurai to survive the Mongol invasion of the island of Tsushima in 1274. Your job is to sneak around, fight enemies, and take the island back.
Ghost of Tsushima gameplay first deputed in an E3 2018 trailer, giving us our first glimpse at its stunning world. Reminiscent of traditional samurai films, we see the protagonist, Jin, in the Otsuna Grassland. He squares off with three Mongol invaders to meet up with his ally Masako. Not only is the open world absolutely breathtaking, but the battles are also beautifully choreographed to fit into the picturesque beauty of feudal Japan.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Dodo Airlines, the service that lets you visit other islands in New Horizons, is now letting you send items back to your home island while visiting either a mystery island or Harv's island. It's the former that's more interesting though, since your excursions to mystery islands were previously limited to how many of its treasures you could fit in your inventory before making the trip home to cash in.
Now, Dodo Airlines gives you two options to stay as long as you like. The first will let you deliver any items to your home storage back on your island for free. The second is similar to the box outside of Nook's Cranny. You'll be able to sell items without having to leave whatever island you're currently visiting, but your sell price will be slightly less as a result. But given the choice between that and having to leave for good, it's a small price to pay.Continue Reading at GameSpot