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Dead Space Remake - Where Is The Peng Treasure?

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 10:16

In the Dead Space remake, we're still no closer to figuring out what exactly Peng treasure is, but you'll want to find it like before to earn yourself not just 30,000 credits, but also the "There's Always Peng!" Achievement / Trophy. The Peng treasure isn't located in the same spot where you can find it in the original 2008 game, so even if you already think you know where it is, you may come up empty-handed. Here's where to find the Peng treasure in the Dead Space remake.

This guide contains some story spoilers.

Dead Space remake - Peng treasure location

The Peng treasure can be found in Chapter 11 of Dead Space. That might sound familiar, as that's the chapter in which you would've found it in the original game, too. However, this time it's in a different place, so don't quit reading just yet.

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All Twelve Games Leaving PlayStation Plus Extra In February 2023

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:30

Twelve games are leaving PlayStation Plus Extra in February, including Metro: Exodus and Saints Row The Third Remastered.

Metro: Exodus presents an open world spin on the bleak, post-apocalyptic first-person shooter. Saints Row The Third Remastered revisits the absurd crime epic. Other notable titles leaving include puzzler The Turing Test, open world crime classic Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Definitive Edition, and eerie adventure Whispering Willows. If you want to check out any of games leaving, you'll have to do it before the beginning of next month, or February 21, depending on the specific title.

The basic tier of PlayStation Plus, Essential, lets players access online multiplayer, download free games every month, exclusive discounts, and cloud storage. This month's free games are Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Fallout 76, and Axiom Verge 2. Extra is the middle tier of PlayStation's revamped online service, which allows players to access a set of downloadable titles. This month, PS Plus Extra added Life Is Strange and its prequel, Before The Storm, as well as Back 4 Blood and Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition. The highest tier, Premium, lets players download and play retro titles, stream PS3 games, as well as all the features of the lower tiers.

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New Report Claims Valve's Structure And Work Culture Is Hostile To Diversity

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 09:04

A new report alleges Valve leadership blocked internal diversity efforts and halted the company from making a statement on Black Lives Matter. Interviews with current and former employees elaborate on Valve's famously unconventional structure and how that structure can prevent diverse hires and outright political stances.

YouTube channel People Make Games interviewed 16 current and former employees of Valve, trying to get to the bottom of the gaming giant's opaque worker culture and decision-making. The video then explores Valve's worker culture and its effect on the diversity of the company. On paper, Valve has a structureless system, without literal bosses or managers and one in which employees can make their own decisions. Valve also uses its own stack-ranking system, by which employees evaluate each other's performance and, in an undisclosed way, shape the year's salary and bonus for each employee.

Multiple interviewees claimed the company has a lack of diversity, even by the standards of the often homogeneous games industry. One former worker claimed that more contractors and lower-level employees were women and/or people of color. She said, "While I was there, there was never more than one female programmer at the company." More women work in HR and finance, but also are locked into more defined roles and so cannot experience the workplace freedom that Valve touts.

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Far Cry 7 And A Multiplayer Far Cry Game Reportedly In The Works

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 08:46

Ubisoft is reportedly working on two Far Cry games. One will be a single-player experience, while the other will be a multiplayer-based game.

This is according to an Insider Gaming report that claims the unannounced Far Cry game was originally meant to be one game until Dan Hay, the former franchise executive director for Far Cry, left Ubisoft to work at Blizzard Entertainment. The report goes on to say that the single-player project is now being referred to as Project Blackbird, and the multiplayer Far Cry is being called Project Maverick, with Ubisoft Montreal being heavily involved in both games.

Although not much is known, the report suggests that Project Maverick will be set in the Alaskan wilderness and is set to be an extraction-based looter-shooter. This does align with a previous poll that Ubiosft did in the past that was originally spotted by PC Gamer, where it asked fans where they'd like the next Far Cry to be based--one of the options was Alaska.

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Lance Reddick Joins Disney+ Percy Jackson Series

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 08:38

Lance Reddick (Resident Evil, The Wire) and Toby Stephens (Lost in Space, Black Sails) have joined Disney+'s series adaptation of the popular Percy Jackson books. Variety was first to report.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels "tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who's just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus." Reddick will reportedly guest star as Zeus, while Stephens will play Poseidon.

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Dead Space Remake New Game Plus Explained - Secret Ending And What Carries Over

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 08:07

Dead Space has never looked better than it does in the 2023 remake, and if you hit the credits and find yourself wanting to see more of it, you can do it all over again with New Game Plus, which comes with several bonuses and exclusive unlocks. Finishing the story on New Game Plus will even net you a related Achievement / Trophy, and you can unlock a secret ending for your trouble too. Here's what you need to know about the mode.

Once you finish the last of the Dead Space remake chapters, you'll be given the opportunity to play the game again on New Game Plus mode. This mode not only allows you to carry over all of your previously earned guns, upgrades, suits, and credits, but it also gifts you with a bevy of other prizes to entice you to give it another go onboard the USG Ishimura. You can obtain your previous unlocks at any store kiosk in the game. Take note, however, that kinesis and stasis are unlocked as part of the story, so they'll need to be re-earned at those same points even in New Game Plus.

Here's what you unlock before starting New Game Plus mode:

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The Day Before Was Going To Be Delayed Even Without The Trademark Dispute, Says Developer Fntastic

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:34

Following the news that post-apocalyptic zombie game The Day Before is receiving an eight-month delay, developer Fntastic has clarified that the delay was planned before the trademark dispute.

Yesterday, January 25, Fantastic released a statement announcing that its upcoming title had to be delayed due to a trademark issue. According to Fntastic, a private individual trademarked the name The Day Before in the US prior to the developer, leading to the game being blocked on Steam. According to a new statement from Fntastic provided to IGN, this delay was planned before the trademark dispute.

"We planned to move the game's release before and plan to announce it with [publisher] Mytona in a 10-minute gameplay video. And then you all know what happened. So to be on the safe side, to ensure there are no more transfers, we, along with the publisher, chose November 10. That is a safe date, given the trademark dispute." This is the second delay the game has received, the first being when it switched to Unreal Engine 5 last year.

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Marvel's Midnight Suns - How To Start The Deadpool DLC

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:25

Marvel's Midnight Suns' first DLC hero and missions are now available with the Deadpool The Good, The Bad, and The Undead DLC. Deadpool is the first of four announced DLC heroes coming to Midnight Suns. Like many of the other heroes available in the game, Deadpool will need to be recruited before he can join you on your crusade against Lillith. Here's where and how you can access Deadpool in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

You need Deadpool's buddy Spider-Man first

If you haven't played through Marvel's Midnight Suns or have started a new game plus run, you will need to play for a few hours before you can recruit Deadpool. Specifically, you need to beat the Spidermaaaans mission, recruit Spider-Man to the team, and wait for him to become comfortable enough with the rest of the Midnight Sun's to remove his mask and reveal his secret identity. Once you have completed that mission Deadpool's first mission will be available.

If you are picking up a save after this point, the game won't notify you that the mission is available, but it will be. Head over to the Mission Table and navigate to New York. Here, you can find the A Man of Culture Deadpool story mission, which will start you down the path to unlock Deadpool and complete his series of missions. Deadpool is the first of four announced DLC packs coming to Marvel's Midnight Suns in 2023, with Venom, Morbius, and Storm all coming later, each with their own set of missions and challenges.

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GTA Online Offers Double Rewards in Arena War Series This Week

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 05:13

This week in GTA Online, Rockstar will allow players to earn double rewards when playing in specific game modes, buy new cars from the luxury autos showroom, unlock rare clothes, test drive new cars, and more.

Players can purchase the Weeny Issi Rally from the Southern San Andreas Super website via phone or by visiting the Luxury Autos showroom. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S players will have the option to upgrade this vehicle fully. Starting on February 1, both the Weeny Issi Rally and its upgrades will be available.

Double Rewards
  • 2X GTA$ and RP in Arena War Series
  • 2X GTA$ and RP in Motor Wars
Taxi Work rewards

Players who participate in Taxi Job Tips this week will earn 2X GTA$. In addition to the double rewards, they'll also be able to unlock a series of rare clothes. Listed below are all the items they can unlock after completing a specific amount of missions:

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Shazam! Fury Of The God's Second Trailer Ups The Ante With Helen Mirren And A Drake Remix

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 04:40

Warner Bros. has given us another look at Shazam! Fury of the Gods ahead of its postponed March 17 release date and it has… a trailer-specific remix of Drake's Started From the Bottom.

Shazam! Fury Of The Gods was initially meant to come out last month, though did suffer from a delay to March, and now with this second trailer we have more of an idea of what to expect from the sequel. While the first trailer offered some of that familiar goofy aloofness from the first film, this second trailer has upped the drama factor a touch.

For one, it seems like Freddy Freeman is being taken out of the running, as Hespera (Helen Mirren) uses a magic stick of some kind to take his power. Hespera is joined by Kalypso, dubbed the sisters of Atlas, who aren't very happy that the Shazam family have supposedly taken their god-like powers. The second trailer does make it seem like a number of the kids lose their powers, though Freddy seems like the big one to lose out.

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How Long To Beat Season: A Letter To The Future

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 04:30

Driven by pastel views and a Studio Ghibli-like take on existentialism, Season: A Letter To The Future is a reposeful illustration of how memories define who we are. The new IP from the team that worked on 2018's Darwin Project follows a young woman named Estelle who leaves her home for the first time to meet other people and document moments for the future before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away. It's an indie adventure that provokes creativity with a film camera and a bicycle tour that steadies the heart with immersion, so here's how long it actually takes to beat Season.

For more tips, keepsakes, and polaroids, read our Season review.

How long is Season: A Letter To The Future?Season is all about moments and memories.

Season is a third-person atmospheric adventure game that will take you 8-12 hours to beat. It's a bicycle road trip sim that allows players to hop off their bike at any time and utilize recording tools to document the world around them, so the length of a single playthrough depends on exploration.

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Elden Ring And Stray Lead GDC Awards Nominees

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 04:20

2022 favorites Elden Ring and Stray lead the Game Developers Choice Awards nominations, with six nominations each. God of War Ragnarok and Pentiment are also frontrunners, with five and four nominations respectively.

Stray and Elden Ring are competing for many of the same awards, including Best Audio, Best Design, Best Visual Art, and the Innovation Award. Separately, Stray is nominated for Best Debut and Elden Ring is up for Best Technology. Live-action narrative game Immortality and Zelda-like puzzler Tunic are also nominated for Game of the Year.

The GDC Awards will be held during the Game Developers Conference, which is from March 20-24. Before then, you can cast a vote for the Audience Award. That ballot includes every nominee or honorable mention in the GDC Awards, so there's a good chance your personal GOTY pick is on it.

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Apex Legends - Hardcore Royale Guide

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 04:15

Apex Legends' new Celestial Sunrise Collection Event is kicking off 2023 in style via a new series of 24 premium cosmetic items themed around Lunar New Year. But new cosmetics, new DDoS protection features, and a new weapon skin that's disturbing the peace aren't the only unique additions Celestial Sunrise has introduced to the game--the event also heralds the arrival of Apex's latest LTM: Hardcore Royale.

Hardcore Royale offers an interesting twist on the standard battle royale formula, challenging players with taking down the competition while operating in extreme conditions. Only Common-tier armor is available, the ring starts doling out maximum damage from the very first round, and the HUD is almost entirely nonexistent, cutting players off from viewing vital information like ammo count and the minimap. As fun as this new mode is to play, it's easy to get overwhelmed--especially for players who don't have access to a premade squad. If you've found yourself repeatedly getting stomped by the competition in Hardcore Royale, use this guide to prepare for the battles ahead.

What is Hardcore Royale?

Hardcore Royale is a Celestial Sunrise-exclusive limited-time mode that adds a few twists to battle royale mode, making for a chaotic gameplay experience that's geared towards veteran players. But whether you've been playing since day one or just picked up the game this week, hardcore mode can be intimidating and frustrating. Hardcore Mode alters the game in the following ways:

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Road 96: Mile 0 Prequel Arrives In April

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:50

Developer DigixArt and publisher Ravenscourt announced Road 96: Mile 0 will launch on April 4 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It is a prequel to the game Road 96.

Road 96: Mile 0 follows Zoe, one of the main characters in the first game, and a character named Kaito from DigixArt's first game, Lost in Harmany, who comes from the downtrodden Colton City. Zoe herself comes from a rich family as her father works as the Minister of Oil. The two characters form a friendship, and the game will explore the events leading up to the story of Road 96.

The game is a narrative adventure with musical elements. Players will experience psychedelic musical rides, a mix of different rhythm-based gameplay, and narrative choices that will shape how the story unfolds.

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Review Roundup For Dead Space Remake

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:39

The first Dead Space game helped give the horror genre a shot in the arm when it first arrived all the way back in 2008, and 15 years later, EA's survival-horror series is making a comeback. Reviews have gone live for the Dead Space remake, and the general consensus is that this return to the USG Ishimura is a faithful recreation of the unique terror that was found in the original game.

Building on the foundation of the original game, EA Motive's remake doesn't stray far from the source material and enhances it with clever quality-of-life upgrades, better visuals, and smoother gameplay, according to reviews.

"Remaking Dead Space in 2023 may not feel especially necessary, but EA Motive has crafted a game that manages to improve upon its excellent progenitor in a variety of ways--even if only marginally so," Richard Wakeling wrote in GameSpot's Dead Space Remake review.

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Stranger Things Was 2022's Most-Streamed Show, But Still Can't Touch The Office's Record

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:22

According to a new report, Netflix's Stranger Things was 2022's most-streamed TV series in the US. Nielsen data shared by The Hollywood Reporter said the show racked up 52 billion minutes of viewing during 2022.

The uptick in viewership was no doubt fueled by the release of Season 4 in May. But the 52 billion minutes of streaming time also presumably includes streams of previous seasons and repeat viewing.

The 52 billion minutes streamed for Stranger Things in 2022 was the most for any TV series during the year, but it's not a yearly record. In 2020, the popular workplace comedy The Office reached 57.1 billion minutes of viewing, a number fueled by pandemic-related lockdowns and people returning to a beloved show.

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Watch Hunters Slay The Golden Tempest Beast In Wild Hearts

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 03:04

The Golden Tempest, which looks like a monstrous saber-toothed tiger with appendages, doesn't seem like a lightweight beast to bring down in Wild Hearts. A new gameplay trailer highlights how players can take on the creature with various weaponry.

For starters, there's the Claw Blade. This appears to be similar to the dual blades in the Monster Hunter franchise, but in Wild Hearts, there are a lot more aerial acrobatics going on with the weapon. The trailer shows the player flying in to slice up the Golden Tempest before flying out again.

Meanwhile, the Cannon is just how it sounds. It's massive like a rocket launcher, featuring different ways to blast the Golden Tempest. The trailer highlights charged-up shots, mortar-like fire, and even a healing area of effect from the ranged weapon.

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Daisy Ridley Shares Her Star Wars Advice To Female Leads: "Tune Out The Stuff"

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 01:34

Actor Daisy Ridley has shared some advice for any future female actors joining the Star Wars universe.

Speaking to Variety in a recent interview to promote her new film Sometimes I Think About Dying, Ridley--who played Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker--spoke up on how she dealt with being the star of the sequel trilogy.

Ridley offered some advice to female actors becoming leads, saying, "The world is a crazy place. It’s important to tune out the stuff. Not just with Star Wars, but with everything, you try and be in the moment and enjoy what it is because life moves quickly."

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Get A Free Resident Evil 4 Steelbook Case With Your Preorder

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 01:16

The long-awaited Resident Evil 4 remake is just around the corner, with its release date scheduled for March 24. If you still need to preorder the remake of the iconic horror game, consider doing so at Best Buy. Not only is it eligible for free shipping or pickup, but you’ll get a free steelbook with your purchase.

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Best of all, you don’t have to do anything special to get the steelbook. Just add the game to your cart, complete your checkout, and your steelbook will be added to your purchase without the need for a promotional code. The case is pretty slick too, featuring gorgeous artwork and constructed with two separate pieces of metal for added durability. You can check it out below:

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Although we haven’t seen the game in a while, our hands-on preview from last October left us excited for more. Not only does the game look stunning on new-gen hardware, but it seems to be diving into Leon’s backstory more than the original. It also benefits from a few gameplay tweaks (such as the introduction of gory executions) that help modernize the title and give long-time fans something new to experience.

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Microsoft Confirms Xbox Showcase This Summer In LA, But Doesn't Mention E3

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 07:54

Following the Xbox Developer Direct event this week, Microsoft confirmed that it will have multiple other upcoming showcases in the future. These will include the previously announced Starfield "deep dive" presentation and an event in Los Angeles this summer.

Starfield wasn't included in the Developer Direct so Microsoft and Bethesda could "dedicate the proper amount of time" to it.

As for the summer showcase, Microsoft said, "Our teams are working hard and look forward to sharing even more of what is next for our fans when we return to Los Angeles for our yearly showcase this summer."

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