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How Long To Beat Resident Evil 4 Remake

6 hours 46 min ago

Resident Evil 4 will have you battling numerous hostiles, amassing countless treasures, solving tricky puzzles, and discovering new secrets. But you might be wondering just how much time you need to invest for a single clear. Here's our guide to help you find out how long it takes to beat Resident Evil 4.

How long is Resident Evil 4?

Resident Evil 4 Remake adds a lot to the groundbreaking original game, but those who are just interested in the critical path can expect a playthrough of about 12 hours, roughly the same as the 2005 game's runtime. With many optional side quests, collectibles, and upgrades to chase off the beaten path, however, a 100% playthrough could take considerably longer--closer 25 hours or more--while a playthrough that consists of the main story plus some but not all side content on Standard difficulty--the way most players will likely play--will come in around 15-20 hours.

Your runtime through Resident Evil 4 Remake depends on how often you stray from the main path.

Still, it's worth noting that Resident Evil 4 also has challenges to keep players engaged. One of these, Sprinter, requires you to complete the game in eight hours. It's fairly lenient for a speedrun, especially when you consider that you can unlock New Game Plus, as well as powerful bonus items, down the line. As such, a 15- to 20-hour run on your first attempt, at Standard difficulty, is perfectly fine. And, if you wish to rush through everything in subsequent playthroughs, maybe eight hours or less for the challenge, you can do just that.

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Diablo 4 Beta Reportedly Causing Some GPUs To Overheat

7 hours 30 min ago

Some Diablo 4 beta players are reportedly experiencing an issue that is causing their GPUs to overheat and break.

The early access beta ran from March 17-19 for those who had preordered the game and even extended partway through March 20, allowing several more hours of play. However, during this period some players came across a problem that would cause their PC to shut down (via Eurogamer).

One player, jonzie23, told Eurogamer that they encountered the issue while trying to finish their beta time period, saying, "I wanted to wrap up my time with beta on Monday, played for 20 minutes, then my PC shut down unexpectedly. My GPU was so hot that I burnt my fingers when touching the HDMI connector. Luckily it was not permanently damaged. I thought that it's an isolated instance, but I have found some articles saying that more people experienced it actually, and they were not as lucky as I was."

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Zachary Levi Says Shazam 2 Credits Scene Was "Thwarted"

7 hours 35 min ago

Shazam! Fury of the Gods has only been out a week and the backstage goings-on have brought out numerous discussions about what exactly went wrong. The Shazam sequel opened with a $30 million weekend, much lower than the original's $53 million. Actor Zachary Levi went on the defensive blaming Dwayne Johnson for sabotaging Shazam's proposed post-credit sequence of his character joining the Justice Society--and that's just the start.

The actor took to Instagram live and soon clarified what he meant and confirmed the plans, listing DC films higher-ups, including former president Walter Hamada, and how this was the original scenario set in place, but was "thwarted" and couldn't use certain characters used in Black Adam.

"I may or may not have, you know, reposted something in my stories about a story that I had nothing to do with, that [The Wrap] had reported on," Levi said (via Variety). "And then I got flack about it because people were saying, 'What are you doing? You're trying to blame this guy because your movie's not doing well' Listen, I haven't blamed anybody. There's not one single person that I have blamed for anything about the way that our movie has performed."

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Diablo 4 Item Drop Rate Increased For Open Beta, Blizzard Confirms

7 hours 48 min ago

Diablo IV's early access beta and open beta feature higher than normal drop rates, Blizzard has confirmed.

The news comes via Diablo general manager Rod Fergusson on Twitter, who responded to a fan question about the drop rate. Fergusson confirmed that the drop rates are increased in the beta for testing purposes.

They are tuned higher, yes to give a fuller experience and better test during Beta.

— Rod Fergusson (@RodFergusson) March 23, 2023

"They are turned higher, yes to give a fuller experience and better test during beta," Fergusson said.

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Witchfire Dev Showcases Magic System In New Gameplay Trailer

7 hours 59 min ago

Developer The Astronauts has revealed a brand-new Witchfire gameplay trailer that breaks down the game's intense magic system.

Shared during the Future Games Show Spring Showcase 2023, the gameplay presentation was narrated by designer Karol Krok, who went into great detail on how spells work in Witchfire. Krok revealed that there are two types of spells in the game: Light spells, which are quick to execute and cost a small amount of stamina, and Heavy spells, which are slower to use and take longer to generate.

The gameplay video showed off the Cursed Phantom Bell, a Heavy spell that spawns a bell that can be fired upon three times, stunning all nearby minor enemies and, if repeated properly, can even stun major enemies. Krok explained that spells in Witchfire are based on the four core elements: earth, fire, water, and air.

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Devil May Cry: Peak Of Combat Closed Beta Begins Today

8 hours 6 min ago

The closed beta for the mobile game Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat starts today. Players can sign up for the beta on the game's official page.

Devil May Cry: Peak of Combat has the franchise's signature real-time combat but with a few new additions such as roguelike gameplay, co-op, and PVP battles. There are many different playable characters from the series, including Dante, Virgil, and Lady. The game's main chapters have unique stories and settings inspired by the main games.

Additionally, players can unlock Nero for free via a login bonus. Those who make in-app purchases will also receive a rebate bonus when the open beta launches later.

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PS5 Gets Rare $50 Price Cut On God Of War Ragnarok Bundle For A Limited Time

8 hours 18 min ago

The PlayStation 5's God of War Ragnarok bundle is currently discounted to its lowest price ever, and anyone interested in grabbing the deal will need to act relatively quickly.

A number of stores, including Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, and Sony's own PlayStation Direct store are selling the Ragnarok PS5 bundle for $510 right now. It normally sells for $560.

This is the disc-based version of the console. Fine print on PlayStation's website states that the deal is good through April 15, at least via PlayStation Direct. The duration of the deal could vary by store. For example, Target's website states the deal ends tomorrow, March 25. As is always a good idea, be sure to check with your local store for the most up-to-date information.

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Select Mario Games Discounted By $20 Ahead Of The Super Mario Bros. Movie Release In April

8 hours 22 min ago

The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters next month, but right now you can save on select Mario games for Nintendo Switch. These deals are being offered at a wide variety of retailers and let you snatch up digital codes for Switch. The price cuts are surprisingly steep too, with most Mario games seeing a full $20 discount.

Most of these titles don’t typically see big price cuts throughout the year--making this a great time to check out Mario’s greatest adventures.

One of the standout titles on sale is Super Mario Maker 2, which is down to just $40 from its usual $60. Not only does it come preloaded with dozens of levels for you to play through, but it also gives you all the tools needed to create your own maps. You can even jump online and play creations from other players, making it easy to sink hundreds of hours into the game without seeing everything it has to offer.

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John Wick 4 Gets Off To Franchise-Best Start At The Box Office

8 hours 34 min ago

John Wick: Chapter 4 is in theaters now, having opened with Thursday night previews. The Lionsgate action movie starring Keanu Reeves had a franchise-best $8.9 million in Thursday night box office figures in the US, according to Deadline.

That is ahead of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, which made $5.9 million in its Thursday evening showings in May 2019 before the onset of the pandemic. That movie went on to earn $22.6 million on day one and $56.8 million over its first three days.

John Wick: Chapter 4 is expected to do even better, with projections saying it could earn as much as $70 million for its opening weekend in the US. That would be the best opening weekend for the John Wick series.

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Bungie Says Destiny 2's Quicksilver Storm Exotic Bug Is "Complicated" To Fix

8 hours 39 min ago

Quicksilver Storm, one of the more versatile Exotic weapons in Destiny 2, has been broken since the launch of the Lightfall expansion. A Kinetic-slot auto rifle that can also fire homing rockets and can be transformed into a grenade launcher, the current issue with this weapon is that it has lost its 40% damage boost against red bar--AKA cannon fodder--enemies.

Bungie did acknowledge this on Lightfall launch day, but since then, the company has kept quiet on what the root cause of the issue is with this Exotic weapon and when a fix can be expected. When pressed for answers on Reddit, Bungie simply replied that it has "required more time than desired to solve" and that Quicksilver Storm is a "complicated" weapon to fix.

While Exotic weapons in Destiny 2 having malfunction issues isn't a rare occurrence--just look at the history of Telesto--what makes the Quicksilver Storm situation more pressing is that without its damage boost, it makes it very hard to recommend the weapon during more challenging activities such as Legend lost sectors and Master Nightfalls.

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Fortnite Players Allowed To Remake Original Map With Creative 2.0, Epic Says

8 hours 58 min ago

Nostalgia is a heck of a drug, so it's unsurprising Fortnite players are remaking the original map for the battle royale game. Usually that's a no-no since the recreation is technically utilizing a company's intellectual property with the Unreal Editor for Fortnite add-on. Having said that, developer Epic has now updated its terms to allow these imitations of the very first island.

The Fortnite team wrote up a blog post giving its blessing to creators and their work remaking the battle royale game's original map. The one stipulation is they won't receive money for these designs.

"...We are as excited as you to relive the experiences we shared in the original Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 1 map, and so we are granting a special and specific exception to allow creators to publish their own remakes of the Chapter 1 maps (and only the Chapter 1 maps)," the Fortnite team wrote. "Like maps built using the 'Battle Royale Island' starter island, islands recreating Chapter 1 maps will remain ineligible for monetization."

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Sifu Arenas Expansion Launches Next Week With Steam And Xbox Release

8 hours 59 min ago

Developer Sloclap has announced that its Kung Fu brawler Sifu is getting an Arenas expansion, which will launch alongside the Steam and Xbox versions next week.

Sifu originally launched in February 2022 for PC via the Epic Games Store, PS4, and PS5, but will finally be making its way to Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on March 28. The Arenas expansion will be launching the same day for free and will feature five new game modes.

A brand-new trailer was shared during the Future Game Spring Showcase 2023, which showed off the first look at Arenas and all it includes. As well as five game modes and "the twists they bring to Sifu's original formula," players will also be able to enjoy nine arenas and 45 extra challenges.

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Naomi Confirms Departure From WWE

9 hours 5 min ago

Former Smackdown Women's and Tag Team Champion Naomi (real name Trinity Fatu) finally made her first public statement about her situation with WWE. Thursday afternoon, Fatu reposted an autograph schedule during Wrestlemania Weekend on her Instagram, when a fan asked if she was still in WWE.

Fatu replied, "no, frien'."

It's been 10 months since she and the former Sasha Banks, now Mercedes Mone--the current IWGP Women's Champion--had disagreements with creative and walked out. Both women were bashed verbally on commentary and seemingly buried within the company. WWE released a statement at the time saying that the champions had enough time to rehearse for a match but refused to participate. Both women were stripped of the tag championships and new champs were soon crowned.

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Zelda: The Wind Waker Is An Unfinished Masterpiece That Predicted The Series' Future

9 hours 12 min ago

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is celebrating its 20-year anniversary today, March 24, 2022. Below, we examine how some of its rough edges served as an unexpected precursor to Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is usually ranked among the most beloved entries in the series, alongside era-defining classics like Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past. That said, when viewed from a more distant perspective, Wind Waker is perhaps the most obviously unfinished game to ever wear the legendary name. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as its flaws--most notably its infamous Triforce hunt--prefigured many of the same qualities that would define later entries, especially Breath of the Wild.

From the very start, Zelda games have always featured exploration as a key element--even finding the dungeons in the original '86 entry can prove challenging for newcomers. However, while delving into every corner of the overworld can grant you many useful goodies (like Pieces of Heart) in '90s Zeldas such as Link to the Past, you rarely have to wander around to figure out where to go next. Modern Zelda games often signpost you from location to location in a fairly clear fashion. The same is true of Wind Waker, but there's very much a point where that guiding line fades away.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake The Mercenaries Mode Launches On April 7

9 hours 26 min ago

Capcom revealed that the Resident Evil 4 remake's The Mercenaries mode will be added as a free DLC update on April 7.

A launch trailer for the game was released, with only the release date of the extra mode shown at the end. No other details were shown. However, if it's similar to the original Resident Evil 4's version, it will involve players killing as many enemies as they can in an allotted time before the evacuation helicopter arrives.

Resident Evil Village also had a Mercenaries mode where players went around different stages killing as many enemies as possible and building up a combo meter to achieve higher scores before moving on to the next challenge.

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Honkai: Star Rail Launches In April On PC And Mobile, PlayStation Version In Development

9 hours 36 min ago

Genshin Impact studio HoYoverse has announced that its new game Honkai Rail will launch on PC, mobile devices on April 26, and will arrive at a later date on PS5 and PS4. Set in a sci-fi universe that has plenty of fantasy elements mixed in, players assume the role of "The Trailblazer" and explore the secrets of the universe while traveling on the Astral Express alongside other passengers.

As the hero of the story, you'll be tasked with uncovering mysteries within the galaxy and battling against the seeds of destruction known as Stellaron, which were planted by a cosmic god looking to wipe out all life in the universe.

The adventure starts at Herta Space Station and then expands to the regions of Jarilo-Ⅵ and the Xianzhou Luofu flagship, two major destinations of your interstellar journey. With various crises appearing around the galaxy and Stellarons on the rampage, it'll be up to you and your party to save the day. For the acting talent behind each character, HoYoverse revealed the following English voice actors:

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John Wick Director Talks Ghost Of Tsushima Movie, Aims To "Push The Color Palette"

9 hours 58 min ago

A movie based on the PlayStation game Ghost of Tsushima is in the works, with John Wick director Chad Stahelski signed on to direct. In a new interview, Stahelski said the game has a "really interesting" story, coupled with great visuals, and this could make for a strong film.

"Ghost of Tsushima is a really interesting story if you really dive into the tale of Jin Sakai and what the film is really about. And you tie him to these amazing visuals. You can already tell from the John Wick films that I love color and I love composition," Stahelski told Discussing Film. "To really try and not only live up to but exceed what the game has done with its visuals is completely fascinating to me. So that’s something we’re currently researching and working on."

Among other things, Stahelski is working on how they can "push the color palette" on the Ghost of Tsushima movie. "How can you bring that world to life in a very realistic and grounded way?" he said. "I love Ghost of Tsushima, it's one of when my favorite properties."

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Resident Evil 4 Remake Already Has Most Concurrent Steam Players In Series' History

10 hours 6 min ago

The Resident Evil 4 remake has already broken records, at least on Steam. On launch day, March 24, 2023, Resident Evil 4 has surpassed 118,000 concurrent players on Steam--the most in the series' history on the platform.

For reference, Resident Evil Village previously had the most concurrent users on the platform, when it peaked at 106,631. This is good news for the Resident Evil 4 remake, as it's been out for less than a day, meaning its all-time peak could climb even higher. While Steam stats are typically updated in real-time (or close to it), we'll have to wait a little longer for console stats and specific sales figures.

The original Resident Evil 4 sold around 12.3 million units across various platforms, including the original GameCube version, PS2, and even a digital download version for PS3 and Xbox 360. Resident Evil 5 is still the best-selling game in the series, sitting at around 13.5 million units sold across all platforms.

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Hearthstone: Festival Of Legends Card Reveal - Millhouse Manastorm Drops The Beat

10 hours 12 min ago

The next Hearthstone expansion, Festival of Legends, centers around a huge music festival with all the classes represented by different music genres. The Mage class is represented by EDM, and its Legendary spell features an infamous gnomish mage dropping the beat, to the max.

Millhouse Manastorm dons some stylish shades for the Legendary spell, Infinitize the Maxitude. The 2-cost Mage spell lets you discover another spell, which is not all that maxitude by itself. But paired with the new Festival of Legends keyword, Finale, it provides the elusive promise of infinite value. Finale effects trigger whenever you spend the last of your Mana on a card, and this particular Finale effect returns the card back to your hand. As long as you spend your last two Mana on it, you'll get Infinitize the Maxitude right back, ready to use again the next turn.

The Festival of Legends expansion is coming in April. In addition to the new Finale keyword, each class will get its own musical Legendary minion along with a spell that represents their biggest chart-topper. Some classes will also get instrument-themed weapons, and Soloist minions will have special Battlecry effects that trigger if they're your only minion on the board. New Harmonic spells will also have two different states, harmonic and dissonant, which will swap every turn they're in your hand. Finally, Priest will be getting a major overhaul alongside this expansion, with a new keyword called Overheal.

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John Wick 4 Director Reacts To Lengthy Runtime Concerns: "Go To The Bathroom"

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 23:46

John Wick: Chapter 4 is the longest movie in the series, clocking in at 2 hours and 38 minutes. The director, Chad Stahelski, has now discussed the runtime and reacted to people who criticized it.

Speaking to Discussing Film, Stahelski started off by saying it's not fair to say the movie is nearly three hours long. Its total runtime is 2 hours and 38 minutes, and this includes 10 minutes of credits. Fans will want to stick around, though, as there is a very important post-credits scene.

Stahelski went on to say the people criticizing John Wick 4's lengthy runtime also have no problem binging a "whole season of television on a Sunday afternoon." Stahelski also pointed out that films from directors Christopher Nolan and James Cameron are often longer. Avatar: The Way of Water, for example, was more than 3 hours long.

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