After revealing the nominees earlier this month, Apple has announced the winners of the App Store Awards for 2023. Fourteen winners across 10 categories have been decided, and among them are some of 2023's best game releases.
Lies of P--the action-RPG from Neowiz that puts players in the role of Pinocchio in a Bloodborne-esque Victorian world--received the Mac Game of the Year award. It was chosen over fellow nominees Elex II and Return To Monkey Island.
Honkai: Star Rail--which also won multiple Google Play Best Of 2023 awards--was selected as the iPhone Game of the Year. Hoyoverse's sci-fi MMO took home the honor over Vampire Survivors and Afterplace.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Season of the Wish in Destiny 2 has brought new activities and rewards, and it comes with another major piece of content: a new dungeon. These raid-like three-player activities are among the toughest and most intricate in the game, but they don't require the six-player squads of Destiny 2's raids. The new dungeon is called Warlord's Ruin, and it's set to release on December 1, the first Friday of the new season.
Details are sparse on Warlord's Ruin, but we do know a few things, including when it'll be available and some of what you can earn from it. We can also speculate about what Warlord's Ruin means within the story of Destiny 2 as we push toward the last expansion of the current story, The Final Shape.
Note: The last section of this article contains images of dungeon rewards. If you want to go into the dungeon unspoiled, stop scrolling there.Continue Reading at GameSpot
If you want a powerful, easy-to-use gun to bring into Destiny 2's PvP arena, the Crucible, it's hard to go wrong with Thorn. The hand cannon is great because it hits hard and poisons opponents, dealing damage over time. It's even better this season, thanks to a new Exotic catalyst you can earn for the gun that boosts its stats and capabilities. However, you'll have to find the catalyst in order to unlock it and make the most of Thorn.
Here's everything you need to know about Thorn's Exotic catalyst, how to get it, and what benefits it rewards once you do.How to get the Thorn Exotic catalyst
Like many other Exotic catalysts, Thorn's catalyst isn't one you can earn through a quest or mission--instead, it comes as a random drop from playing the game. You can earn it from Ritual activities: Strikes, Gambit matches, or Crucible matches.Continue Reading at GameSpot
In 2015, Microsoft stopped announcing Xbox sales numbers, and now the company has shed more light on that decision. Xbox CFO Tim Stuart said at the Wells Fargo 2023 TMT Summit this week that Microsoft doesn't publicly discloses these figures because, as Microsoft sees it, a unit-sales number alone doesn't provide the clearest picture of how the Xbox brand is performing overall.
For what it's worth, both Sony and Nintendo announce new hardware sales numbers every quarter. Xbox is understood to be in last place when it comes to console sales compared to PlayStation and Switch, and that might be another reason for Microsoft's lack of console sales disclosure.
Stuart said at the summit, "At first it was like, 'What are you doing?' 'You're the Xbox business and you're not giving us console [sales numbers], that makes no sense.' But it was really the first point of us saying, no, no, it's about content and services."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers great value even at its $17 per month list price, but Target's current offer for three-month subscriptions makes the service even more enticing. You can get a three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for only $37.49.
This represents a 25% discount off the normal $45 list price. It's unclear when this promotion ends, so you should scoop it up soon if interested.
Your unlock code will be sent via email. Target says codes are "usually sent within four hours," though in our experience it's often faster than that. It's worth noting that you can transfer the subscription to a different email account after purchase. So if you're looking for a quick and easy holiday gift, Game Pass Ultimate is a good option. Even if the person you buy it for already has Game Pass, the subscription will simply replace their monthly payment for three months.Continue Reading at GameSpot
SteamWorld Build Old Tech Rocket Parts will have you searching for new discoveries as you make your way through dark caverns. Expect plenty of challenges along the way as you look for a means of progressing further in your playthrough. Our guide discusses the Astrodome and where find Old Tech Rocket Parts in SteamWorld Build.Table of Contents [hide]
- Where to find Old Tech Rocket Parts for the Astrodome in SteamWorld Build
You can find Old Tech Rocket Parts in SteamWorld Build by searching each underground mine floor thoroughly. Likewise, if you're playing story mode, the characters will tell you about how they want to leave the planet. This coincides with collecting all six Rocket Parts, leading to the conclusion of the campaign.Your goal if you're following the story is to find more Rocket Parts.Old Tech Rocket Part locations in the mines
There are two SteamWorld Build Old Tech Rocket Parts in each specific mine area or floor. However, the locations tend to be different in a given run, especially if you choose a different map or if you randomize the mine areas. We also suggest considering a few additional factors:Continue Reading at GameSpot
SteamWorld Build Workshops and Extractors allow you to gather and collect a lot of resources. Once you've got your mine up and running, you'll have various tools and devices to farm more materials. Our guide discusses how to use Workshops and Extractors in SteamWorld Build.Table of Contents [hide]
How to build and use Workshops and Extractors in SteamWorld Build
The SteamWorld Build Workshops and Extractors can only be built in underground mine areas. Generally speaking, they're quite different from how you'd construct buildings and residences in the overworld section. You'll find these structure options in the Facilities tab when you switch to the mines overview.Continue Reading at GameSpot
SteamWorld Build citizen needs mechanics are all about making sure that everyone is happy. This requires you to be mindful of various goods and services, which your people clamor for. Eventually, this leads to new tiers that further add to the number of functions and materials that you can unlock. Our guide discusses how to satisfy citizen and worker needs in SteamWorld Build, so you can attain certain milestones early in the game.Table of Contents [hide]
- How to satisfy the needs of worker units and citizens SteamWorld Build
You can satisfy citizen needs in SteamWorld Build by taking note of the services and goods that affect each type of citizen tier. Once you've met certain requirements, you may then upgrade to a higher tier.Service buildings
Generally speaking, the buildings in the game fall into two classifications: services and production. Service buildings can function independently once constructed. Just make sure that they're connected by road and are relatively close to the types of citizen residences that they should affect.Continue Reading at GameSpot