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Multiple Versions Of The Watchmen Comic Are Steeply Discounted Right Now

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 10:28

Watchmen is getting an animated adaptation later this year, and several versions of the iconic comic are now on sale ahead of its release. Everything from the Watchmen paperback edition to the premium Absolute Watchmen hardcover is on sale, making this a great time to catch up on the action. Several versions of the story have been published over the years--so if you need help sifting through all the current deals, here's a look at the six best Watchmen deals (as well as a deal on Before Watchmen, the popular prequel).

Watchmen (Paperback) $14 (was $25)

This 414-page graphic novel is arguably the best (and cheapest) way to catch up on the action ahead of the animated movie. It's on sale for $14 (was $25), which is is one of the better prices for the book this year, so be sure to check it out while you can.

See at Amazon Watchmen (Hardcover) $19 (was $40)

If you want something a bit flashier for your bookshelf, consider stepping up to this hardcover edition. You can get it for just $19 when clipping the coupon code before adding it to your shopping cart, making it just $5 more expensive than the paperback version--though it looks much more premium despite the minor price difference.

See at Amazon Watchmen: Pocket-Sized Edition (Paperback) $10

This is the DC Compact Comics edition, meaning it's much smaller than the traditional paperback and hardcover copies listed above. But if you need something tiny to pack in your backpack or suitcase, this might be a solid choice. It's $10 at Amazon.

See at Amazon Absolute Watchmen (Hardcover) $80 (was $140)

The Absolute Watchmen edition is seeing a generous price cut to just $80 (normally $140) right now at Amazon. This is the most premium version of the book available, clocking in at 464 pages, and makes for a great addition to any bookcase or home theater.

See at Amazon Watchmen Noir (Hardcover) $30 (was $40)

Watchmen Noir is the same story as the above versions, but presented in black and white. If you prefer the gritty look of pencils and ink over the vibrant colors of the other editions, this is the book for you. It's available at Amazon for just $30 (normally $40)

See at Amazon Watchmen Companion (Hardcover) $18 (was $40)

The Watchmen Companion hardcover book is 280 pages long and collects "long-out-of-print" material based on the iconic comic series. It's a great way to dive deeper into the world of Watchmen ahead of the upcoming animated adaptation.

See at Amazon Before Watchmen $3+

Before Watchmen is a prequel series that recounts the events leading up to the Watchmen, offering backstory on the superheroe team from the original comic. There are multiple books in the series, and they're available in paperback or for Kindle. And if you want to pull together all four entries in one tidy collection, consider picking up the giant 997-page Before Watchmen Omnibus, which is just $67 (down from $125).

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Whichever version of the classic comic you grab, you'll be able to catch up on the story before the new, two-part Watchmen animated adaptation releases later this year. Part One is set to premiere on August 13, and Part Two is planned for later in 2025. In the meantime, if you're looking for even more DC comics to read, be sure to check out the upcoming DC Finest Collections that are up for preorder, as well as our round-up of all the best Batman graphic novels to read in 2024.

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Grab Some All-Time Great PC Games For Cheap During GOG's Summer Sale

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 09:27

The GOG Summer Sale is now live, offering huge discounts on hundreds of PC games. Like all GOG sales, there are deals on titles from throughout the platform's history, from time-tested classics up to the latest new releases--and in some cases, you can pick up some all-time amazing games for just a couple dollars.

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For example, you can snag the enhanced editions of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II, which are available for just $5 and $3, respectively. Normally, both classic CRPGs go for $20, so these are pretty steep discounts. If that isn't enough to sate your CRPG thirst, you can also grab Divinity: Original Sin 2 for $13.49 (normally $45), Dragon Age: Origins for $3.19 (normally $20), or Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Edition for $15 (was $60).

Some other low-priced deals include Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair: Deluxe Edition for $4.75 (normally $48), SteamWorld Heist for $1.49 (was $15), and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition for $6.74 (was $45). The are also a few multi-game collections on super-sale, including the Yakuza Complete Series bundle that includes seven games--Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Kiwami 2, the remastered versions of Yakuza 3 through 5, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life--all for just $50.39, which is over 50% off the collection's usual $112 price. There's also the Metro Franchise Bundle that includes all four games in the atmospheric FPS series for just $9.51 (normally $60).

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Witchspring R Collector's Edition Preorders Include A Soundtrack, Artbook, And More

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 08:27

Story-driven RPG Witchspring R launched last year on PC to surprising acclaim. The title has gathered enough steam that it'll soon launch for PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on September 3. The console version will be available in a physical edition of the game for both platforms, as well as a Collector's Edition that comes with quite a few extra goodies—and both versions are up for preorder at Amazon and Best Buy right now.

The standard edition of Witchspring R runs $40, but the Collector's Edition will cost you $120 if you want to spring for it. The Collector's Edition is a pretty significant step up to match the price, with a mix of both physical items and digital goodies to augment your experience. Check the links below for where you can preorder.

Witchspring R Standard Edition $40

You can preorder the standard edition of Witchspring R on Switch at Best Buy, or on Switch and PS5 at Amazon.

Preorder at Best Buy Preorder at Amazon (Switch) Preorder at Amazon (PS5) Witchspring R Collector's Edition $120

The Collector's Edition of Witchspring R includes a number of additional items, including a download code for the original soundtrack and a hardcover art book. Here's the complete rundown of everything you get for the extra cash.

  • Special CE outer box
  • Pieberry figure
  • Physical game
  • OST download voucher
  • Hardcover art book
  • New costume Silver Rose set for Pieberry download voucher

If either Best Buy or Amazon lists the Witchspring R Collector's Edition as not being in stock, check back a little later. Both sites are offering the game as a preorder, and it appears the listings haven't gone live yet, not that they're sold out.

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If you're not familiar, Witchspring R is a story-driven RPG starring Pieberry, a witch on the run from a group of soldiers as she ventures out to live with humans for the first time. The game is all about collecting and crafting; you'll decide how to increase Pieberry's skills by cooking meals using magical ingredients.

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New Collector's Edition Tolkien Books Up For Preorder

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 08:22

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Silmarillion are all getting multiple new collector's editions later this year, giving Tolkien fans a new way to display their favorite books in their home. Each of the books are premium hardcover editions featuring striking new cover designs, and some include interior illustrations or additional slipcases. All told, six revised books are launching in the coming months--and since they're bound to be popular, reserving a copy today is a solid idea. Here's a look at what's up for grabs.

Preorder The Hobbit Collector's Editions $36+

The Hobbit Collector's Edition costs $36 and arrives on August 6. The hardcover volume features a unique cover design, foil stamping, stained edges, and a ribbon bookmark, making it one of the most premium versions of The Hobbit on the market. However, you'll also find The Hobbit Deluxe Illustrated arriving on October 22. This $195 tome is seeing an early preorder discount, bringing it to just $151. Along with a different hardcover design, it comes with an exclusive slipcase and features dozens of drawings from the author scattered throughout its pages.

Preorder The Hobbit Collector's Edition Preorder The Hobbit Illustrated Edition Preorder The Lord of the Rings Collector's Editions $35

Each book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy is getting a collector's edition on September 17. Much like The Hobbit Collector's Edition, these feature new hardcover designs, foil stamping, stained edges, and ribbon bookmarks.

Preorder The Fellowship of the Ring Preorder The Two Towers Preorder The Return of the King Preorder The Lord of the Rings Collector's Edition With Map $105

If you know you'll be grabbing all three Lord of the Rings book, consider preordering this collection instead of all three books individually. The total cost is the same, but it gets you an additional slipcase for the novels as well as an exclusive map of Middle-Earth. It releases on November 5.

Preorder The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Preorder The Silmarillion Collector's Edition $35

The last book up for preorder is The Silmarillion Collector's Edition, which arrives on August 6. It follows the same format as the others, with a striking new hardcover design, foil stamping, stained edges, and a built-in ribbon bookmark. If you've already read through The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, consider snagging this one for a fresh adventure through Middle-Earth that details the First Age and Morgoth.

Preorder The Silmarillion

These new hardcover editions aren't the only new Lord of the Rings releases fans have to look forward to. A new nine-disc 4K Blu-ray steelbook set of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy is also set to launch on August 9. The massive $170 collection packs extended editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King in their latest 4K transfers, plus tons of bonus features. You can preorder The Lord of the Rings 4K Blu-ray Steelbook Collection at Amazon.

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Diablo 4 Uniques Are Getting A Major Buff In Season 5 PTR Patch Notes

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 05:45

Diablo 4 Season 5 will bring big improvements to Uniques, with Blizzard looking to make the rare items more desirable in a post-Loot Reborn world.

Uniques are meant to be build-defining items. Unfortunately, a side-effect of Diablo 4's excellent Loot Reborn update is that Legendary items, which can be upgraded with specific affixes using the new Tempering mechanic, are just too good. Uniques can't be Tempered like Legendaries, meaning right now, a fine-tuned Legendary is often better than most Unique items.

In Season 5, that might change. As revealed during the most recent Diablo 4 Campfire Chat, Blizzard is looking to bring some major buffs to the game's Unique items come the start of Season 5 on August 6. For starters, the roll ranges of Uniques will get larger, meaning Uniques will have a higher chance of being much more powerful. They will also be tuned to go along with the other loot affix changes seen in Season 4, with more simplified, but more appealing stats that will better compete with Tempered items. Lastly, Blizzard will look to adjust the stats to better fit the theme of each Unique, doubling down on what makes them special.

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XDefiant Boss Reacts To Progression Issues, Outlines Changes, And Admits He Screwed Up

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 05:26

Ubisoft San Francisco is making some gameplay and progression changes after taking in feedback from players for XDefiant.

According to executive producer Mark Rubin, the team will double the speed at which players level up, which currently takes 3000 experience points. It will be changed to only require 1500 experience points. However, the levels that players need to unlock mastery skins will stay the same. This means that the grind for Gold status will be 14% faster than it was before, and unlocking weapon attachments will be even faster. The change is coming soon, but there is no date yet.

Rubin explained that XDefiant's main grind was its Weapon Mastery system. As it was the only grind the game had, the studio was afraid that players would max out the grind too fast and it would make unlocking skins feel less rewarding.

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Starship Troopers: Extermination Has A Key Feature Helldivers 2 Lacks

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 05:01

It's probably not the best year to release a Starship Troopers game. Helldivers 2, a Starship Troopers game in most ways other than name, took over the gaming world when it launched in February, and today remains a big hit for players on PS5 and PC who want a fun co-op horde shooter pitting them against countless waves of alien bugs (among other threats). Launched into Steam Early Access last year, Starship Troopers: Extermination is soon hitting 1.0 and coming to consoles, which gives it a chance to go head-to-head against Arrowhead's juggernaut. Thankfully for the team at Offworld, Starship Troopers: Extermination (STE) has a special weapon in the war for timeshare; they call it carnage.

In some of the broadest and most foundational ways, STE and Helldivers 2 are very similar; they both drop players into massive maps, give them a range of objectives to complete in the face of monstrous aliens, and then demand players extract with their limbs intact. They also both feature an ongoing galactic war metagame for players to chase and cosmetics to unlock for their troubles. Both also brim with parody--in Helldivers' case, it's obvious the original Starship Troopers movie was even a direct inspiration, while in STE's case, it's maintaining that same vibe because it's a licensed adaptation.

I asked game lead Peter Maurice about the Helldivers 2-shaped elephant in the room, and he shared how he is both pleased for the team at Arrowhead and proud of what his team is creating, too. "I think I'm just happy when any developer achieves success in our game space because it's so hard. It is so hard," he said. "We've achieved success on PC, like we've sold through quite a few units and people are coming and going because they know we're [in] early access and we're trying to finish the game, but we're just really happy with what they're doing over there. They probably played our game too because our game's been in early access."

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Xbox Exec On Why Microsoft Closed Hi-Fi Rush Studio Despite The Game Doing Well

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:55

Xbox has made headlines throughout 2024 for some of the dramatic business decisions it's made, including laying off more than 1,000 people and shuttering studios. Specifically, many have commented on and passionately reacted to the closure of Hi-Fi Rush developer Tango Gameworks. But why close Tango, and what efforts might have been made to avoid such a move? Xbox president of gaming content and studios Matt Booty was asked by Variety if Microsoft attempted to seek another buyer for Tango, and he suggested that this could have occurred.

He cited an example of how Microsoft once owned Splosion Man studio Twisted Pixel before the team regained its independence. He said Twisted Pixel evolved to no longer become a good match for being an internal Microsoft team, and Microsoft wanted to "set them up for success," so it brokered a deal with the company to let it go private again.

Booty did not get into specifics about whether or not this could have happened with Tango, but he said Microsoft "absolutely" considers "possible business options" that might be available to have a studio change hands. "Sometimes those things come together, sometimes they don't," he said.

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This Massive and Inexplicably Popular Banana Game Adds New Skins

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:44

The strange Banana game released back in April has received a new lineup of skins--or are they peels? Other skins have been removed from the game, as well.

In a new update, players can now receive the Ultranana banana from the item store, but the Blackholenana has been removed. The Hexagonana and Knight'nana have been added to the rare and common pools, respectively, while the Spacenana and Moainana ones have been removed.

The Banana game is a weird one for sure. All players do is a click on a banana and it just generates more bananas to collect. Every three and 18 hours, players get dropped a banana. Interestingly, the game is tagged on Steam as a "psychological horror."

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Diablo 4 Season 5 Is Getting A Vampire Survivors-Inspired Game Mode

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:29

Diablo 4 Season 5 will introduce a new Vampire Survivors-inspired roguelite game mode on August 6 where players will face off against waves of enemies while selecting "boons and banes" between each wave.

In the latest Diablo 4 Campfire Chat, Blizzard revealed players are going back to Hell for Season 5, where the new Infernal Hoards activity will take place. The mode is focused on delivering a density of monsters, Blizzard said, where players will battle against huge waves of enemies. Between waves, players will select a boon and a bane that will persist for the rest of the run, with boons granting players powerful buffs while banes will grant negative effects. Surviving enough waves will culminate in a boss encounter against members of The Fel Council, resurrected versions of enemies players may remember from Diablo 2.

Blizzard is promising some pretty lucrative rewards for Infernal Hoards, which will be accessible starting in World Tier 3 and will have a total of eight difficulties to choose from. Over the course of a run, players will earn a currency used to unlock rewards from various chests at the end. In addition to new Unique items that will be earnable only from the activity, players will be able to open a chest that has a 100% chance to drop an item with one Greater Affix.

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Assassin's Creed Shadows Still Hasn't Made A Good Argument For Why It Has Two Protagonists

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:26

The next Assassin's Creed is once again featuring two playable protagonists. However, instead of having the choice of playing as a man or a woman (like in Odyssey and Valhalla), Assassin's Creed Shadows takes a page out of Syndicate's book and sees you play as two separate characters: a shinobi named Naoe and a samurai named Yasuke. Beyond the fact that it seems like Ubisoft is incapable of making an Assassin's Creed game with a woman as the sole lead, there doesn't seem to be a good reason as to why Yasuke (a real person from history--a first for a protagonist in the Assassin's Creed franchise) is also playable. Really, I can't see any reason as to why Assassin's Creed is doing two playable protagonists again, especially after seeing 40 minutes of the game in action.

Ubisoft has not done much to explain why Shadows needs two playable protagonists either. In marketing materials, the team has described the decision as its way to deliver both the shinobi and samurai experience, an argument that doesn't hold much water in a post-Ghost of Tsushima world. But I was willing to hold my judgment until I saw the game in action--perhaps the gameplay differences between Naoe and Yasuke are so large, it makes sense to separate them into two separate characters.

Having finally gotten a chance to see 40 minutes of gameplay at Summer Game Fest, I'm left more confused than ever--Shadows does not look like a game that needed two playable heroes. The preview that I saw began with a short mission in which Yasuke traveled to a village and took care of the samurai ruthlessly ruling over the citizens, only to then meet up with Naoe and discuss the best way for taking out the corrupt official in charge of said samurai. At that point, the demo covered the subsequent mission, but in three different ways. First, I saw Naoe infiltrate the official's castle under the cover of darkness and stealthily take out guards without raising any alarm. Next, I saw Yasuke go through the same castle but during the day, muscling through guards and breaking down locked doors like a raging bull. And finally, I saw Naoe once again go through the castle but this time during the day and taking a more direct approach that saw her fighting enemies out in the open rather than hiding in the shadows.

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The Rogue Prince Of Persia Early Access Review - Time Master

Games Reviews - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:15

Still in early access, Evil Empire's The Rogue Prince of Persia is already an entertaining 2D roguelike, building a world composed of vibrant colors and dozens of monstrous soldiers that are ever-so-delightful to slice and crush over and over. For now, the game falters when it comes to delivering a compelling story, but its use of narrative breadcrumbs to lead the player through its assortment of levels helps to maintain an incentive to push forward when its challenging combat presents a roadblock that takes a handful of attempts to overcome. It's still too early to say anything definitive about the full game, but what's here is more than a sound bedrock--this is a great spiritual successor to Dead Cells that builds on an already engaging combat loop with smooth parkour and movement mechanics.

In The Rogue Prince of Persia, you play as the eldest of two princes, who has found himself stuck in a time loop. The Huns have invaded the prince's home city, utilizing a strange dark magic that has overwhelmed Persia's forces. Possessing a medallion that revives him in an oasis encampment just outside the city three days into the invasion every time he dies, the prince has to repeatedly fight his way through the Huns to reach their leader and kill him. While working his way through the various levels of the game, the prince will also run across allies and members of his family--some captured, others still fighting the Huns--whom he can aid by utilizing knowledge gleaned from multiple loops.

This game is very pretty.

The prince's investigations play out as a mind board with pictures of characters and notes that are connected with lines, hinting at what you might have to do next to proceed in the game. A note discovered in the Huns' camp reveals that an important individual has been captured by the game's first boss, for example, encouraging you to reach said boss to question them as to their identity. Some of these investigations require you to travel to specific areas in a certain order over the course of a single run--I once had to talk to someone in one of the two starting areas to grab a specific item, travel to another area to use said item, and then go onto a third location to see how the used item had affected the environment. Dying amid a run would reset the process, as the nature of the time loop would mean that I never spoke to the person in the first area in the first place.

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James Gunn's Superman: Set Photos Reveal The Daily Planet

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:08

For almost as long as Superman has been around, The Daily Planet building has been the workplace of the Man of Steel's alter ego, Clark Kent. Almost all of Clark's closest friends work there as well, including the love of his life, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Perry White. Next summer, director James Gunn's Superman will reintroduce all of these characters on the big screen. But The Daily Planet itself is ready for its close up right now.

Via IGN, production of Superman has moved to Cleveland, and the film's crew has already turned parts of Superior Avenue in downtown into a recreation of Metropolis' exterior. Cleveland's Leader Building has also been turned into The Daily Planet building, complete with the giant globe logo of the newspaper.

Currently filming in Cleveland, the crew of James Gunn's Superman has turned the city's Leader Building into an art-deco-styled Daily Planet, as seen in these photos taken and provided to IGN by Emily Konik (@emmyak96). https://t.co/Lzpu2Bn0Wg pic.twitter.com/deA94jqxgx

— IGN (@IGN) June 21, 2024

Cleveland's Channel 5 News also shared a look at The Daily Planet building.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Gives Avengers 5 Update, Reveals A Surprising Reason He Likes Playing Doctor Strange

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 04:07

Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has shared a key piece of news about the next Avengers movie. In a video for Netflix about his new miniseries Eric, Cumberbatch teased that his MCU character, Doctor Strange, will appear in the next Avengers film and it might start shooting relatively soon. Cumberbatch also spoke about how playing Doctor Strange gives him the financial freedom to explore "less commercial" projects.

"I am very much looking forward to Avengers next year, which is cooking up a storm," he said. It would be not surprising at all to learn that Doctor Strange is in Avengers 5 after it was reportedly recently that the film could feature a whopping 60 MCU characters. In terms of his "next year" comment, that's likely in reference to when filming may begin on the 2026 movie.

Cumberbatch went on to say that he feels an "immense" joy playing Doctor Strange, in part because the films make him enough money to pay for more arthouse-style projects.

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Sonic Prime Season 2 Releases On Blu-Ray In August For Only $20

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 03:45

With two successful feature films--and a threequel racing into cinemas this holiday--Sonic the Hedgehog has become one of the hottest video game adaptations of the last couple of years. If you're looking for some more entertainment starring Sega's Blue Blur, you can grab a preorder right now for Sonic Prime: Season 2 ahead of its August release.

Sonic Prime: Season 2 Blu-ray $20

Priced at $20, Season 2 has eight episodes and follows Sonic after a battle with Dr. Eggman. After Sonic accidentally broke the Paradox Prism, the Shatterverse was created and it's up to the hedgehog to explore the alternate dimensions known as Shatterspaces to find the Prism shards. The only catch? Each Shatterspace is inhabited by alternative versions of Sonic's friends, but there are no Sonic variants in this multiverse.

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In case you missed it, you can also pick up the first season of the show for $13.60, and we've listed a few other Sonic series below if you're looking to expand your collection. For some Saturday morning cartoon fun, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is still a weird and goofy series starring Sonic and Tails, while Sonic Underground pairs the speedster up with his siblings Manic and Sonia as they battle Dr. Robotnik by transforming their magical medallions into musical instrument weapons.

Then there's Sonic X, an anime series that ran from 2003-2005. Teleported to Earth and separated from his friends, Sonic has to repeatedly battle Eggman for control of the almighty Chaos Emeralds. Finally, you can have some live-action fun with a two-pack of the recent Sonic the Hedgehog movies on 4K Blu-ray (steelbook case included). These are fun adventures starring Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, although Jim Carrey steals every scene he's in as the villainous Eggman.

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Slay The Princess Preorders - One Of The Top-Rated Games Of 2023 Is Getting A Collector's Edition

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 03:31
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Slay the Princess may have snuck under the radar a bit when it launched last year, but it was still one of the best games of 2023. In fact, it ended up as the fifth highest-rated game for PC on Metacritic in 2023--earning a stellar 90 Metascore. The digital game is getting a second life in 2024 with the physical release of Slay the Princess: The Pristine Cut on September 26. So if you haven't yet played through the horrific visual novel, this is a great time to dive in. If you're interested in checking out the critically acclaimed title, preorders are now open.

Along with the base game, The Pristine Cut includes heaps of new content. And anyone looking for some physical goodies will want to check out the collector's edition, which features a 7-inch statue along with heaps of other collectibles.

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Where Is Xur Today? (June 21-25) Destiny 2 Exotic Items And Xur Location Guide

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 03:04

We're a few weeks into Destiny 2's The Final Shape era, and with the Episode: Echoes storyline hinting at some interesting changes to the Vex, you're going to want an ace up your sleeve for your next trip to Nessus. Fortunately, Xur has set up shop and has a fresh supply of Exotic weapons catalysts and armor pieces to help you out. Here's where Xur is this week, and what he has for sale.

This week, Xur is offering the weapon catalysts for Acrius and MIDA Multi-Tool. Hunters can pick up Shards of Galanor; Titans can grab Armamentarium; and Warlocks can buy Karnstein Armlets.

Xur LocationXur's new location in the Tower's Bazaar area.

Spawn in at the Tower and hang a right past Banshee-44. Continue down the stairs, follow the corridor, and once you hit the Bazaar, turn right down the nearby alleyway. You'll find Xur here in his dedicated alcove, ready to sell you his latest wares if you have enough Strange Coins in your pocket. Check out our how to get Strange Coins guide for details on earning this currency, which involves doing ritual activities to earn them.

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The Acolyte's Amandla Stenberg Releases Song About Star Wars Fandom Backlash

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 03:02

Amandla Stenberg is used to inflammatory comments spanning her career. From Hunger Games fans when she was a child who were disappointed Rue was Black, despite being so in the books to her latest dual roles in Star Wars: The Acolyte. The award-winning actress has developed a thick skin and a sense of humor along the way to deal with her critics.

Now, after a flood of "intolerable racism" that she's received following the release of The Acolyte, Stenberg has posted a sand and choreographed video.

"Happy Juneteenth," Stenberg posted on her Instagram. "And to those who are flooding me with intolerable racism--since it took me 72 hours on my laptop to make this song and video, [you] got 72 hours to respond. and I expect choreo!"

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The Very WoW-Inspired Free-To-Play MMO Tarisland Is Available Now

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 02:40

Tarisland, a new free-to-play MMORPG from Chinese gaming giant Tencent, is available now, and it very much looks to have taken some inspiration from World of Warcraft.

For those looking for a classic, tab-targeting fantasy MMO, Tarisland fits the bill. Unlike some free-to-play MMORPGs, Tencent states it's looking to create a game without pay-to-win mechanics and "insists on creating a fair world that offers pure fun." The game will release new seasonal content regularly, which Tencent says will add new maps to explore, quests, and dungeons. It's available on PC and mobile, and features cross-play and cross-progression between platforms.

At launch, Tarisland features nine classes to choose from, ranging from fantasy staples like Paladin, Warrior, and Priest to more-unique archetypes, like the Shadow Swordsman or the Phantom Necro. In terms of endgame PvE content, Tarisland currently has five five-player dungeons and eight 10-player raids. For the PvP inclined, there is also an Arena mode.

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