If you're looking to make your PlayStation 5 console stand out a little bit more, then you'll want to cast your gaze at this new collection of accessories on the way. The upcoming Deep Earth Collection, three new colors for the DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console covers, giving all of this hardware a smooth metallic finish. Depending on your taste, you can outfit your PS5 with Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, or Sterling Silver covers, and add matching DualSense controllers to complete the look.Gallery
The new console covers will be priced at $60 each, while the Deep Earth DualSense controllers will have an MSRP of $75 each. Preorders for the Deep Earth Collection will begin on October 4, with Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue accessories launching on November 3, followed by the launch of Sterling Silver accessories on January 26.
Sony says that this new line draws inspiration from the beautiful and powerful hues found in the depths of our planet, and that the metallic finish adds a touch of sophistication to the product. Volcanic Red has a blazing crimson tone to its design, Cobalt Blue mixes deep shades of blue with a slight touch of purple, and Sterling Silver is a more subtle aesthetic for anyone looking for a striking but not ostentatious finish for their PS5.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Mortal Kombat 1 is out now for early access players, and critics have also started releasing their reviews of the latest mainline game in the Mortal Kombat series. Early impressions look good, with most reviews suggesting the game is one of the best Mortal Kombat games in years--if not ever.
The somewhat confusingly named Mortal Kombat 1 is actually the 12th game in the series, and is designed as a soft reboot for the franchise, taking place in an alternate universe to previous games. Due to a short review period and the impressive scope of the game, many outlets including GameSpot have yet to release their reviews, or have published a review in progress.
Enough reviews are now available for the game to be scored on Metacritic, with the PS5 version of Mortal Kombat 1 currently sitting at 86. With many reviews yet to be released this score is likely to change, with the other platform versions of the game also unscored at present. You can check out some of the early reviews below.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Disney Dreamlight Valley's Star Path duties haven't always been particularly tricky to figure out, but that seems to be changing with the new Haunted Holiday Star Path. For the first time since the game's launch, the Star Path duties consist of riddles instead of exact explanations of what to do. As such, we've compiled a list of the duties alongside their solutions below.All Haunted Holiday Star Path duties and how to complete them
Six of these duties will be available to you at any one time. After completing one, you'll be assigned a new one.
- Bond with your animal companions - Pet your companion the listed number of times
- Break some rocks - Break the listed number of mining nodes
- Build stuff - Craft items the listed number of times
- Catch a fish popular in Arendelle - Fish up the listed number of Herring
- Catch a fish whose name rhymes with "harp" - Fish up the listed number of Carp
- Catch a rainbow-y fish - Fish up the listed number of Rainbow Trout
- Catch some fish whose name rhymes with "dream" - Fish up the listed number of Bream
- Chat with a pint-sized space ranger - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Buzz
- Chat with the king of the jungle - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Simba
- Chat with the villager's best dealmaker - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Ursula
- Chat with the woman from the willow - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Mother Gothel
- Collect some shoreline shellfish - Collect the listed number of any of the shellfish on Dazzle Beach
- Complete Dreamlight duties - Complete the listed number of Dreamlight duties
- Craft a potion to boost your mining abilities - Craft a Miracle Pickaxe Polish or Even More Miraculous Pickaxe Polish
- Cook meals that would never make the cut at Chez Remy - Cook the listed number of 1-star meals
- Cross some items off your regal to-do list - Complete the listed number of Dreamlight duties
- Dig for special crystals underground - Mine the listed number of Vitalys Crystals
- Do Goofy's favorite pastime - Catch fish the listed number of times
- Eat an ALMOST perfect meal - Eat the listed number of 4-star meals
- Engage in Scrooge McDuck's favorite hobby - Obtain the listed number of coins
- Fish for something with claws - Fish up the listed number of Lobster or Crab
- Fish for something small in size and name - Fish up the listed number of Shrimp
- Gather what's needed to make Anna's favorite treat - Forage for the listed number of cocoa beans
- Get some especially shiny rocks - Collect the listed number of shiny gems
- Get some very valuable rocks - Collect the listed number of gems
- Give a sea witch her favorite thing - Give Ursula her favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Give a tiny chef his favorite gift - Give Remy his favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Give a very grouchy lion his favorite gift - Give Scar his favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Give an exceptionally unexceptional villager a favorite gift - Give Mirabel her favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Give different villagers a sugar rush - Give the listed number of villagers candy
- Give the valley's finest loot player his favorite gift - Give Kristoff his favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Impress a wizard with something he loves - Give Merlin his favorite gifts the listed number of times
- Increase your coin "collection" - Obtain the listed number of coins
- It's better to give a gift than to receive - Gift the listed number of gifts to any villager
- Hang out with a villager who says "WAKKK!" - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Donald
- Harvest Olaf's nose - Harvest the listed number of carrots
- Harvest something sweet - Harvest the listed number of sugarcane
- Harvest this iron-rich leafy green - Harvest the listed number of spinach
- Make conversation with a very speedy princess - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Vanellope
- Make perfectly mediocre meals - Cook the listed number of 3-star meals
- Make small talk - Have the listed number of daily conversations with anyone
- Make small talk with an ice queen - Have the listed number of daily conversations with Elsa
- Mine blue stones with a watery name - Mine the listed number of Aquamarines
- Mine for a lime-green gem - Mine the listed number of Peridots
- Mine of an orange gem - Mine the listed number of Citrines
- Pick red flowers that grow only in the Peaceful Meadow - Pick the listed number of red daisies
- Pick the fruits that put Snow White to sleep - Forage for the listed number of apples
- Spend some time with someone on the villainous side - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Mother Gothel or Scar
- Spend time with a legendary villager of the wind and sea - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Maui
- Spend time with a pint-sized sheriff - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Woody
- Spend time with classic friends - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, or Scrooge
- Spend time with the sorcerer's apprentice - Spend the listed number of minutes hanging out with Mickey
- Stuff your face with second-class meals - Eat the listed number of 2-star meals
- Take a picture of a sea witch's house - Take a picture of Ursula's house
- "Uproot" the Forgetting - Remove the listed number of night thorns
- Whip up some of your finest chef creations - Cook the listed number of 5-star meals
- Work a shift at the restaurant - Serve the listed number of villagers at Chez Remy
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There are a lot of flowers to find and collect in Disney Dreamlight Valley, but there's a popular one missing from the initial selection--roses. That all changes once you bring Beast to your village and spend some time leveling him up, though. In this guide, we'll tell you how to befriend Beast and add Red Roses to your valley.How to get Red Roses in Disney Dreamlight Valley
The first step to getting Red Roses in your valley is to befriend Beast and get him to friendship level 10. This will unlock his final quest called "A Gift in Crimson." In this quest, Beast wants to work alongside you to bring roses to Dreamlight Valley, but he'll need a greenhouse to get things started. To craft Beast's Greenhouse, you'll need to round up the following items:
- Glass x20
- Dry Wood x10
- Gold Ingot x5
- Crystal x3
- Soil x30
With all of that collected, head to a crafting station and combine the materials with the Greenhouse Base that was given to you by Beast to craft Beast's Greenhouse. However, a greenhouse is no good without flowers to grow within it. As such, Beast asks you to return to his Realm and grab some cuttings from the roses there, so go ahead and use fast travel to return to the Beauty and the Beast Realm.Continue Reading at GameSpot
One of the recent bangers out of Bandai Namco was Tales of Arise, which launched back in September 2021. And two years later, the action-RPG is getting new story DLC content, subtitled Beyond the Dawn. The reveal trailer premiered on Sony's most recent State of Play livestream and gave some details on what it's about, and gave a launch date--Tales of Arise: Beyond the Dawn has a release date of November 9, 2023.
The story takes place one year after the war between Dahna and Rena, which are the realms the original Tales of Arise takes place in. Beyond the Dawn stars the same cast of party members but also focuses on a newcomer named Nazamil. Apparently she's being chased by Dahnans since her father is a lord. Of course, there's much more behind the new unassuming character.
There was plenty of gameplay in the trailer, which showed each party member's new abilities in combat. The end of the trailer teased the truth behind Nazamil as well, where the character holds what looks like a fragment of the mask Alphen once donned in the original game, and says, "Once there are no differences, there will be..." And I'm willing to guess that statement would end with "peace."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second title in the ongoing Final Fantasy VII Remake trilogy, now has a release date. Revealed as PlayStation's September State of Play, the highly anticipated RPG is now scheduled to release February 29, 2024.
Square Enix announced the release date alongside a trailer filled with characters, locations, and minigames players of the original game will be very familiar, such as Cait Sith, Vincent Valentine, Kalm, Junon, The Golden Saucer, and more. It also confirmed the game will feature Chocobo racing, Chocobo breeding, and showdowns against the series' iconic Weapons.
Based on the footage we've seen so far, Rebirth appears to pick off directly where Remake ended, with Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Aerith, and Red XIII headed towards the small town of Kalm. However, Square Enix has not yet stated approximately where in the original storyline the game might end, but did announce it will take around 100 hours to complete.Continue Reading at GameSpot
During Sony's State of Play today, Arrowhead Game Studios CEO and creative director Johnan Pilestedt revealed a deep dive into what players can expect in its upcoming shooter Helldivers 2, as well as a release date of February 8, 2024.
The video opens up with a player selecting a menu called the "Galactic War," followed by picking what mission they want to play. Once the mission is picked, their characters enter their Hellpods, and the second they touch the ground, they are immediately greeted by various bugs attacking them. The trailer then shows off how different mechanics work, such as spawning back in, helping team members reload, and how heavy weapons work. The trailer ends with the announcement that Helldivers 2 will be coming to PlayStation 5 and PC on February 8, 2024, with preorders available on September 22.
Helldivers 2 was announced earlier this year during the PlayStation Showcase. Unlike the original 2015 version, Helldivers 2 will be in third-person instead of having a top-down view. But other than that, the upcoming sequel captures the joy of what made Helldivers so much fun. Players will still be jumping into hostile areas filled with various aliens.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Spider-Man 2 showed off its new open world at the latest State of Play. Most of the game's open-world systems have been revamped, including maps, activities, fast travel, and district progress.
According to the new overview, the map has almost doubled in size with the new inclusion of Queens and Brooklyn. With the web wings, you can glide through the city in addition to web-swinging. New Spider-Man-centric locations include Peter Parker's old high school Midtown High and Miles' current educational home Brooklyn Visions Academy.
While you are out in the world, you can freely swap between Miles Morales and Peter Parker. As you explore, you can find in-world attention grabbers, like a flock of Kraven's bird bots or a mysterious, projected symbol. Both Spider-Men have AR tech in the lens of their masks, which means you can see pop-ups suspended above the environment. You can also take a look at the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man app to keep track of activities and to hear from the inhabitants of NYC. Some requests can be completed by either Spider-Man, others by only Peter or Miles.Continue Reading at GameSpot
As a part of the September PlayStation State Of Play showcase, Capcom revealed Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways, a new downloadable content pack coming to Resident Evil 4 Remake on September 21.
The trailer showed footage of Ada Wong--Leon Kennedy's helper/hinderer during the Resident Evil 4 campaign--front and center as she battles Los Illuminados under the direction of a mysterious voice over the radio. We see her scaling the castle walls, dropping through the spiral staircase, and taking on multiple baddies, all while getting a few looks at Albert Wesker as well.Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways
Separate Ways was also the name of a minigame found in every release of the original Resident Evil 4 after the initial GameCube launch. That minigame started Ada as well, and there she was shown to be instrumental in Leon's success, but from the shadows.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora received a new story trailer as part of Sony's latest PlayStation State of Play, showing off more of what players can expect from Ubisoft's upcoming open-world FPS.
The trailer spotlights some of the unique ways players will be able to roam Pandora, such being able to leap onto the back of a flying banshee during free fall or ride a direhorse across the game's stunning vistas. It also sets the stakes, as players step into the shoes of a Na'vi who was abducted by humans from the Resource Development Administration at a young age and trained in their ways, only to be rescued 15 years later. From there players will learn about Pandora, Na'vi culture, and what's at stake as the forces of the RDA look to pillage Pandora for their own selfish needs.
Combat is a big part of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora as well, and the game's new trailer shows there will be plenty of ways to fight back against the humans looking to claim Pandora as there own. From bow and arrow to rocket launchers, players will have quite the arsenal at their disposal, with a mixture of high-tech human weaponry alongside simpler but still deadly Na'vi weapons.Continue Reading at GameSpot
After a long layoff, the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is officially back. Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, Mario vs. Donkey Kong releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on February 16, 2024. Simply titled Mario vs. Donkey Kong, this is a full remake of the beloved first entry in the series that originally released on Game Boy Advance. If you're looking forward to partaking in the battle between the classic rivals--Mario vs. Donkey Kong is available to preorder now.Mario vs. Donkey Kong preorder bonuses
No preorder bonuses have been revealed at this time, as is often the case with first-party Nintendo games. However, retailers often offer exclusive bonuses alongside Nintendo games, so we'll update this guide with any retailer-exclusive bonuses as they are announced.Continue Reading at GameSpot
For the first time in nearly two decades, Princess Peach will have the leading role in an upcoming Nintendo game. Following a teaser trailer earlier this year, Nintendo fully revealed Peach's eclectic adventure during the latest Nintendo Direct. Princess Peach: Showtime releases March 24, 2024 on Nintendo Switch. Preorders for Princess Peach: Showtime are popping up at major retailers.Princess Peach: Showtime preorder bonuses
Princess Peach: Showtime doesn't have any official preorder bonuses at this time. Many first-party Nintendo games wind up receiving retailer-exclusive bonuses, so we'll update this guide with any and all offers from major retailers such as Walmart, GameStop, and Best Buy.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Netflix's One Piece live-action adaptation has become a surprise hit and has officially been renewed for Season 2. One Piece creator and illustrator Eiichiro Oda confirmed the news today in this special video via Transponder Snail. Oda said that the renewal was signed on almost instantly.
“To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action ONE PIECE? I spent a long time working on it with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. It seems people around the world have been enjoying the show, which makes the hard work from the production team truly worth it," Oda said.
"To everyone who's been a fan of One Piece for years, and to those who experienced One Piece for the first time, thank you so much. Two weeks after the launch, I just received some great news. Netflix has decided to renew the show! The adventures of Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats will continue onward!"Continue Reading at GameSpot
Immortals of Aveum developer Ascendant Studios has laid off over half its staff, just a few weeks after the release of the studio's first game.
The news comes via Polygon, who reports that around 40 people have been laid off from the studio, according to three developers who work there. Ascendant Studios' website lists the developer as having a 100-plus person team, with Polygon's sources estimating that the layoffs represented almost half of the studio. Several others were laid off from the studio in recent weeks as well, one former employee said.
Poor sales were cited as the reason for the layoffs in a meeting held by Ascendant CEO Bret Robbins, who founded the studio in 2018 with the goal of creating a next-generation "single-player first-person shooter unlike anything the world has seen in decades." EA published Immortals of Aveum under its "Originals" banner and released the game on August 22 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC to mixed reviews. GameSpot's Immortals of Aveum review said the title suffered from repetitive combat, a lackluster story, and a "difficult-to-navigate control scheme."Continue Reading at GameSpot
There are many game development engines out there, but Unity is arguably the most popular, especially among indie studios. However, Unity plans to change its pricing structure, including a new fee that charges a game’s developers and distributors whenever a player installs their game--meaning a small team selling their game for just a couple bucks could wind up owing Unity thousands of dollars if their game suddenly goes viral.
In response to these changes, many developers threaten to drop Unity--and in some cases even delete their existing games--should the changes go into effect, and instead swap to one of the many other game engines available. One such alternative is Godot, an open-source engine used to make recent indie hits like Halls of Torment and Cassette Beasts. Learning a new engine can take time and is often difficult, even for experienced developers, but Godot’s open-source nature and smaller community can make it even harder to pick up compared to Unreal or Unity. Luckily, a new Humble Bundle deal can help you learn Godot and create your first 2D and 3D games.See at Humble
Humble’s The Complete Godot Software Bundle includes up to 20 courses and resource packs created by Zenva. The lessons are designed around Godot version 3 and version 4 and are perfect for experienced developers and total newcomers looking to create. Some teach generalized game design topics, while others include walkthroughs focused on specific genres or engine functions. Normally, each course costs $50, but you can save hundreds of dollars by grabbing them all with this bundle.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has arrived, bringing a batch of returning and new Pokemon to the game. All of these Pokemon can be found in the new area, Kitakami, which comes with its own Pokedex for the area. Among these Pokemon is Feebas, an ugly fish Pokemon that can evolve into the powerful Milotic, if you know how to evolve it. Here's where you can catch a wild Feebas and how to evolve it.Where to catch a FeebasFeebas are only found in a cave near the Crystal Pool.
Feebas are found in pretty much only one location, which is the dead center of Kitakami. You will need to climb the mountain to reach the Crystal Pool and then enter the caves in the area. Inside the cave you will see water with bubbles rising to the top--if you interact with these bubbles, the Feebas will jump out at you, starting a battle where you can catch it.How to evolve Feebas into MiloticFeebas evolves into Milotic, but you will need a friend to trade with.
Feebas can be evolved into Milotic one of two ways, however only one can be done in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. The first option is to give it a Prism Scale to hold and trade it to another trainer to have it evolve. A Prism Scale is awarded for registering 140 Pokemon in the region's Pokedex as well as in Fellhorn Gorge, in the eastern part of the map.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The first three Tomb Raider games are coming to console and PC in early 2024 with upgraded visuals in one package. Tomb Raider I, II, III Remaster, as it's called, was announced for Nintendo Switch during the September Nintendo Direct, but the game is actually also coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Crystal Dynamics and Aspyr are working on the game, which is set for launch on February 14, 2024. The games have upgraded visuals and players can toggle between original polygonal graphics and updated visuals with the push of a button.
The first three Tomb Raider games were released within a three-year time period. The original Tomb Raider was released in 1996, with Tomb Raider II launching the next year and Tomb Raider III coming out a year later.Continue Reading at GameSpot
For years, one of the primary resources in Destiny 2 has been Legendary Shards. Earned through activities--and mostly by disassembling Legendary and Exotic-class gear--this has been the go-to currency when it comes to dealing with Xur, focusing engrams, and unlocking legacy Exotics. From Season 23, Bungie will begin phasing out Legendary Shards, and by the time The Final Shape expansion arrives in February 2024, they'll be retired entirely.
Bungie says that Legendary Shards have been an unstable part of the Destiny 2 economy for too long, and by removing them, it'll the game easier to understand for new players while also reducing the bloat of currencies, consumables, and items. Starting in Season 23, all Legendary Shard costs from the Monument to Lost Lights will be removed while Glimmer, Exotic Cipher, and Spoils of Conquest costs will remain the same.
For ritual gear focusing, Legendary Shard costs will be removed entirely and non-Adept focusing will only have ritual engram and Glimmer costs. Focusing Adept weapons will still require seven wins in Trials Passages or Nightfall Ciphers.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Horror maestro John Carpenter is set to send shivers down viewers' spines with his latest, John Carpenter's Suburban Screams, a six-part unscripted series headed to Peacock. Carpenter has been away from the director's chair for a while, so the October 13 premiere of the anthology show definitely qualifies as appointment viewing.
Inspired by real life tales from actual survivors, Suburban Screams is packed with tales about maniacs in bunny suits haunting the night and menacing haunted houses that threaten entire families. A synopsis elaborates that "each episode focuses on one true tale of terror…are brought to life through premium cinematic scene-work, news clips, home photos, and archival footage, combining the visual language of horror films with the tools and techniques of documentaries, creating a uniquely frightening experience for viewers." So much for the veneer of a seemingly peaceful, quiet life in the suburbs. Check out the trailer below.
The series also marks Carpenter's first directing credit in several years--his first since 2010's The Ward. (Not counting his own music videos over the last couple of years.) According to Bloody Disgusting, Carpenter directed his episode from his home. "I just finished directing, remotely, a TV series called Suburban Screams," Carpenter reportedly revealed during Texas Frightmare Weekend. "It was filmed in Prague, and I sat on my couch and directed it. It was awesome."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Nintendo Joy-Cons rarely receive discounts, but right now on Amazon, you can grab one a pair of the Nintendo Switch controllers in their serene Pastel Purple/Green color scheme for $73.49. Sure, this isn't a big discount off the $80 retail price for a bundle, but any discount on Joy-Con controllers is worth considering. Plus, the Pastel Purple and Green Joy-Con controllers released in June, so they are among the newest additions to the lineup.Nintendo Switch Pastel Purple/Green Joy-Con See at Amazon
The internal design of the Joy-Con controller has gone virtually unchanged since they first debuted in 2017 alongside the Switch. Internally, they contain easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble--advanced haptic feedback functions--and they work brilliantly as controllers for social games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or upcoming titles like WarioWare: Move It.Continue Reading at GameSpot