Baldur's Gate 3 is getting another massive patch soon and it's so big that it might be easier to reinstall the whole game.
While the patch will add just about 30GB to the total filesize, it will require 130GB free space to to install. If you don't have the space, Larian recommends uninstalling the game and then reinstalling the patched version.
Patch 5 is launching soon! This update will clock in at roughly 30GB and will require approximately 130GB of free space to install. If you find yourself without the space to install the update, we recommend uninstalling BG3 and then re-downloading the patched version.— Larian Studios (@larianstudios) November 30, 2023
As for the update's contents, Patch 5 will fix an issue from Patch 4 where constantly active acts of theft or violence would cause the game to slow down. It also will fix Asterion's little kisses. A patch this big will surely have lots more fixes and changes, but Larian has not elaborated on more. The developer has promised a community update outlining the features to come.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The PlayStation Portal launched earlier this month, and so far, the handheld cloud gaming console has been a surprisingly popular piece of hardware that regularly sells out fast. What's a PlayStation fan supposed to do when they can't switch to a compact gaming device? Look for an alternative, like the Logitech G Cloud, which is on sale for $235 on eBay. This deal is for an open-box version of the gaming handheld, but otherwise, you can expect it to be in excellent condition with no sign of wear or tear.Logitech G Cloud See on eBay
Logitech's entry into the cloud gaming space might lack the superb DualSense controller layout of the PlayStation Portal, but this unit still has plenty to offer. It has a vivid 1080p 60fps display, ergonomic controls, and a good 12-hour battery life. Internally there's 1TB of storage capacity and the device only weighs 463g, making it a very lightweight option. The other benefit to its design is that you won't just be locked to PlayStation games on it, as it also supports Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna, and Nvidia GeForce Now if you're subscribed to those services.
Turning it into a PS5 Remote Play handheld isn't too difficult either, as you can use the dedicated app for that function. Essentially, this makes the Logitech device very tempting for anyone looking to relax with a few sessions of Final Fantasy 16 or Marvel's Spider-Man 2. It has expanded gaming functionality to other services, all for the same price as a PlayStation Portal.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Turtle Beach has unveiled the Stealth Ultra Controller--a premium wireless gamepad for Xbox, PC, and Android arriving on December 15. It's built to be an alternative to the Elite Series 2, and it offers some features you won't find anywhere else, including a built-in display that lets you customize your settings and even receive social media notifications. Very few third-party Xbox controllers offer wireless support, with the Stealth Ultra being the first high-end competitive controller to cut the cord. Preorders for the Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra are live now at Amazon.Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra Wireless Controller $200
The Turtle Beach Stealth Ultra is expensive at $200, but it doesn't cut any corners. The standout feature is the Command Display. Most premium controllers use a separate app for customization, but the Stealth Ultra lets you make adjustments on the built-in full-color display. You can remap buttons, including the four back triggers, adjust analog stick sensitivity and vibration intensity, calibrate dead zones, set up and cycle through custom profiles, and alter the RGB lighting effects on the grips. And yes, you read that right. You can even view your social media notifications without having to pick up your phone.
The Stealth Ultra boasts a whopping 10 custom profiles, which is far more than most controllers (usually limited to three). Along with four back buttons, the Stealth Ultra has trigger stops, Hall Effect joysticks that prevent bothersome stick drift, and tactile microswitch buttons with shorter actuation.
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The Stealth Ultra supports Turtle Beach's unique audio enhancements found in the more budget-friendly Recon controller. When connected to any headset via a 3.5mm audio cord, you'll gain access to Turtle Beach's "Superhuman Hearing" tech that pinpoints sounds as well as general audio features like EQ adjustments and game/chat mix.
Your purchase comes with a USB 3.0 charging dock too, though Turtle Beach says the controller offers up to 30 hours of runtime before needing a break. You can charge the controller to full battery in just two hours. The charging dock is equipped with a USB port for the controller's wireless dongle.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II received an R18+ age rating in Australia back in October. This rating is commensurate to the ESRB's M (Mature 17+) rating in North America.
According to the Australian Classification Board, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II received the R18+ rating because it contains "High Impact Violence." Having an R18+ rating means that it could have some restrictions among who can purchase the game. Furthermore, the first game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, only has an MA15+ rating, which indicates that Hellblade II may be even more intense.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II has received an R 18+ (High Impact Violence) age rating in Australia in October.
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A classification rating also could mean that a release date is imminent. The Game Awards 2023 is set to air on December 7, so perhaps an announcement could be made there. Microsoft first revealed the game back at The Game Awards 2019.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Destiny 2's Controversial Starter Pack Has Been Removed After It Failed To "Bring Joy" To Its Players
Destiny 2's Season of the Wish launched this week, bringing with it new activities, rewards, and changes to the game. As players on PC noticed, a new premium-priced starter pack was also made available for newcomers, and this quickly courted controversy before it was removed.
Destiny 2 has long been criticized for having a bad onboarding process for new players, and as notable voices in the Destiny 2 community like Datto and Aztecross pointed out, a $15 bundle of sub-par Exotics and a handful of resources is not a good look in the wake of substantial layoffs at the studio.The Destiny 2 Starter Pack that did not spark joy.
This bundle contained older Exotic weapons like Sleeper Simulant, Ruinous Effigy, and Traveler's Chosen, Exotic vehicles with tacky cosmetics, and a poor selection of resources, with the original listing describing this collection as a way to "supercharge" player arsenals. Bungie has since Marie Kondo-ed the bundle, saying that it is something "which is not something bringing joy" to its players.Continue Reading at GameSpot
As it does each month, Microsoft is set to remove more titles from the Xbox Game Pass library soon. Four titles are leaving the catalog in mid-December, Microsoft has announced.
Titles set for removal include Chained Echoes, Opus Magnum, Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, and Rubber Bandits, all of which are getting dumped from the catalog on December 15.
Microsoft did not provide any explanation for why these games are leaving. It's common for games to get axed for any number of reasons, including a business deal coming to an end, licensing issues, and any number of other possibilities.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Disney might be the House of Mickey Mouse, but one could argue it's the house of the sequel too. The company behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars franchises has thrived over the past decade at the box office. As such, Disney CEO Bob Iger doesn't "want to apologize for making sequels."
He was asked about them at a New York Times conference on November 29, according to Deadline. A 1966 letter from Walt Disney was read to Iger, in which the founder stated, "I don't believe in sequels." This led to the CEO defending film follow-ups.Continue Reading at GameSpot
As the final--and most festive!--month of the year is upon us, Amazon has unwrapped an early Christmas gift with the reveal of the December Prime Gaming lineup. This month, Amazon Prime subscribers can look forward to time-traveling action, survive as a castaway on a strange island, and aim for a high score in a psychedelic shooter.
As usual, the seven games can be claimed from the Prime Gaming hub, and there'll also be a new batch of games added to Amazon Luna's Prime Gaming Channel, including Fortnite, Trackmania, Strange Horticulture, Bloodrayne: Fresh Bites, Steel Assault, and Once Upon a Jester.Prime Gaming lineup for December 2023
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For the first time since Xbox Game Pass Core launched in September, Microsoft is adding more games to its catalog. For anyone just catching up, Game Pass Core is the new name for Xbox Live Gold, which was phased out earlier this year. Game Pass Core, which costs $10/month, has a collection of 35+ games, but not the entire Game Pass catalog.
Microsoft has said it will update the Core catalog about two or three times per year, and now it's happening. The first additions to the library are the multiplayer first-person slasher Chivalry 2 and the comical delivery game Totally Reliable Deliver Service, both of which launch on December 6.
As for the main Game Pass catalog, it's adding 12 games in the first half of December, including Far Cry 6, Goat Simulator 3, and Remnant II. For more, check out GameSpot's full coverage of all the games coming to Game Pass in the first half of December.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Marvel's Thunderbolts have been billed as sort of the anti-Avengers. Commonly compared to DC Comics' Suicide Squad, it originally consisted of villains in disguise of new heroes, with some shedding their bad guy ways.
The roster has changed over the almost 30-year history with the team in the MCU consisting of Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh), Red Guardian (David Harbour), and Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko).
Russel was talking to a crowd at New York's 92NY community center about his AppleTV+ series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters--also starring his iconic actor of a father, Kurt Russell--when the subject of the Thunderbolts came up and where they are in production. Quick answer: They haven't started filming nor has he seen a finished script.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Microsoft has announced the first set of additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog for December, and it looks like the subscription service is closing out the year with a bang.
A whopping 12 titles are arriving during the first half of December, led by the surprise-launch of Remnant and Remnant II, which are out now. The original Remnant was previously in the Game Pass library, and now it's returned. The sequel only just launched in July and is also now available to subscribers.
On December 1, the Game Pass library will add the adventure game Spirit of the North and the day-one new release SteamWorld Build. Then on December 5, the catalog adds the slice-'em-up Clone Drone in the Danger Zone and Rise of the Tomb Raider. December 5 also sees the release of the adventure game While the Iron's Hot, another day-one launch into Game Pass. World War Z: Aftermath, which is based on the Brad Pitt movie, comes to Game Pass on December 5 as well.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Super Mario RPG has yet to receive a discount at major retailers since launching earlier this month. That's unsurprising, but it doesn't mean there isn't a way to save on the remake of the classic RPG. You can save $10 by purchasing a brand-new copy from a highly rated seller on eBay. Both of the sellers with this offer have eBay's Top Rated Plus badge and offer free shipping/returns. You're also backed by eBay's money-back guarantee. Hundreds of copies have already been purchased from these sellers, but it's unclear how many copies each has--that's why we've included links to both.
In case you missed it, Super Mario RPG is a very faithful remake of its 1996 source material. While you will find some quality-of-life changes here and a generally easier time, it's almost the exact same game given a new coat of visual paint. That's good news for anyone with dedicated muscle memory of the original Super Mario RPG, and the turn-based combat of this game has held up very well over the years.See at Amazon See at Best Buy See at GameStop
"Super Mario RPG is one of the wildest games in Nintendo's catalog. Loaded with eccentric characters like a Santa-esque big bad, random bouts of dark comedy--Toad cosplayers tickle as a form of torture and a four-eyed dog swallows you whole and comments on the taste--and moment-to-moment gameplay that is as raucous as it is eclectic, Super Mario RPG memorably capped off the SNES lifecycle," Steven Petite wrote in GameSpot's Super Mario RPG review. "Fittingly, the new Switch version is one of the weirdest remasters I've ever played. Its surface-level appearance as a modern Mario game is merely a facade. Relentlessly faithful to the original, Super Mario RPG is a bold and largely successful experiment."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Konami has been celebrating Yu-Gi-Oh's 25th anniversary by releasing new sets, an all-new quarter-century foiling, and collections to nab the famed Egyptian God cards in the trading card game. Now, the 25th-anniversary love comes to Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel with this week's update.
Master Duel has been Konami's money maker, since its release early last year. Even though Master Duel is a free-to-play live-service game with extremely generous in-game currency, so players do not have to spend any real money to build the best decks, Master Duel continues to reap profits with a strong player base each month.
By logging in to Master Duel from November 29, 2023 to January 10, 2024, players can receive an assortment of rewards such as in-game currency, but most importantly new alternative art for the esteemed Egyptian God cards from the series. Players need to log in on seven different days from now until January 10th to receive all of the rewards.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Preorders are now live for Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy on PC, a game that's perfect for anyone who wants to flex some legal eagle powers of deduction. Over at Fanatical, you can get a 17% discount on this preorder, as the $50 game is available for $41.50 currently.Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy See on Fanatical
A spin-off from Capcom's main Phoenix Wright series of legal thrillers, Apollo Justice follows the titular rookie lawyer as he takes on seemingly impossible cases and cracks the contradictions in witness testimonies when they take the stand in court.
This is a pretty chunky collection of courtroom dramas, made up of 16 episodes--14 original cases and two previously DLC-only special episodes--spread across three games. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, have all gotten a sharper visual upgrade and there are plenty of extras included in this package that are hard to object to.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The newest MCU movie, The Marvels, debuted this month and had the slowest start at the box office in the history of the MCU. Disney CEO Bob Iger recently discussed the film's commercial shortcomings, saying the poor results were due, in part, to a lack of executives on set.
Speaking at the DealBook Summit in New York, Iger said the movie being filmed during the pandemic meant that "there wasn't as much supervision on the set," according to NBC News. He said normally there would be "executives" on set "looking over what's being done," but there wasn't as much of this for The Marvels.
Also during the talk, Iger said said it was a "definite mistake" to have its movie division "feed the streaming platforms," referring to Disney+. He added that Marvel's latest endeavors have "suffered greatly" due to this.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Gunfire Games has garnered a lot of praises with its Remnant series, with both Remnant: From The Ashes and Remnant II scoring favorably with critics and fans alike. If you haven't jumped into the franchise yet, and you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you're in luck: Both Remnant: From The Ashes and Remnant II are now available for download on the service.
Both games appeared on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass with no prior announcement, with Gunfire Games electing to shadow drop both titles at once. The games close out a strong month for the Game Pass service, which also saw Thirsty Suitors, Wild Hearts, and Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name added in November.
Remnant II is a particularly surprising addition, as it hit shelves in July 2023 and sold one million copies in its first month--while also maintaining enough sales to remain one of the best-sellers of the year. The game's first major expansion, The Awakened King, launched earlier this month.Continue Reading at GameSpot