Xbox, PlayStation to Get MLB The Show April Release

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sony finally announced a release date today for the long-awaited release of the latest iteration in its MLB The Show baseball franchise. As was reported by The Verge, Sony announced on its PlayStation.Blog page that MLB The Show 21, previously a PlayStation exclusive, will be coming to both the Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, …

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Rosewill Cullinan MX Case Unboxing

Reading Time: < 1 minute I recently acquired a new case for my gaming rig, to replace my aging CoolerMaster Storm Scout. I’d been looking for a while and really on the fence about quite a few cases, before finally settling on the Rosewill Cullinan MX ATX RGB case. The case is a nice looking mid-tower with 3 tempered glass …

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House Shattered Update Warps Into Star Trek Online

Reading Time: 3 minutes Star Trek Online, the free-to-play MMO from Arc Games and Perfect World Entertainment, continues its “The Year of Klingon” epic with the release of its second Klingon-focused update, Star Trek Online: House Shattered. Announced yesterday on Xbox Wire and ARC News, the second installment in “The Year of Klingon”, House Shattered follows the House Divided …

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Ubisoft, Lucasfilm Games’ Enter New Partnership

Reading Time: 3 minutes Lucasfilm Games announced today that the Star Wars game producer is entering a new partnership with video gaming behemoth Ubisoft, with the goal of creating a brand new, open-world Star Wars game. IGN reported just days ago that Lucasfilm Games itself is a new venture, its formation having been announced just Monday in a posting …

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The Medium Gameplay Trailer

The Medium - Dual Reality Gameplay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Microsoft posted a 14-minute long gameplay trailer for the upcoming psychological horror game, The Medium, from Bloober Team that is due out later this month. The Medium gameplay trailer shows how the player plays through the gameplay in a split-screen setting with the player interacting with objects in their environment in one half of the …

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HyperX Announces New Offerings at CES

Reading Time: 2 minutes HyperX, a brand of Kingston Technology Corp, announced new additions to its expanding gaming hardware line today as part of its presence at the CES 2021 Digital event. Additionally, HyperX is promoting some of its more recent additions to its line of popular gaming accessories, which range from a line of consumer grade and esports …

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Minecraft Earth Ending in 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Minecraft and Mojang Studios shared this week that, after just over two years since its release, Minecraft Earth, a mobile-based spin-off of the wildly popular sandbox game Minecraft, will be coming to an end later this year, much to the dismay of fans of the Minecraft franchise. In case you aren’t familiar with the title, …

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Grounded December Update Out Wednesday

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Obsidian Games released its December update of enhancements and updates for their popular backyard survival game, Grounded. Still officially at the status of “pre-release,” Grounded has now been out since the summer, and as of November 10th, had racked up a community of 5 million players worldwide as it has regularly continued to add content to the game, with new bugs, features, locations and countless harvestable and craftable goods.

The December update, technically “build 0.5.0.2752” features a litany of updates and enhancements, as well as tweaks to various existing elements including various adjustments to creature behavior, speed, and strength. Shyla Schofield, Obsidian Games Social Media Manager, hosted the Grounded Developers VLOG 9 and showed off some of the major highlights. These include updates in the koi pond and pond lab, adding more hidden goodies to uncover. Other updates include enhanced underwater gear, such as upgradable flippers that enhance swim speed, the addition of several alternative languages for menus and UI.

Image Credit: Obsidian Games/Grounded

Included in the Grounded December update are also several creature updates. Koi fish are now able to eat bugs, creatures, and people, and randomization in creature attack habits was added by randomizing the timing of attacks, making things a bit more unpredictable when fending off spider attacks or hunting bugs for food and materials. Several new materials have been added to the game along with new and enhanced crafting recipes.

Below is the complete developer Vlog 9 detailing some of the Grounded December update.

A full list of enhancements, from the Grounded news page for the December update, are listed below. If you haven’t checked out Grounded yet, check out our early release preview for our impressions. Grounded is available on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, as well as for PC, via either Xbox Game Pass as an included title for subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate, and is available for purchase from the Xbox Store and Steam for $29.99.

BUILD 0.5.0.2752 NEW FEATURES

POND REVAMP

  • The Pond and Pond Lab have been revamped with additional puzzles, gameplay, and secrets to discover.
  • New underwater caves to find and explore.
  • New Pond Lab outposts.
  • New Resources: Algae, Muscle Sprouts.
  • New SCA.Bs to collect.

NEW CRAFTING CONTENT

  • Fin Flops+
  • Diving Lantern+
  • All smoothies now have a + version to unlock.

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Among Us Launches on Nintendo Switch

Among Us for the Nintendo Switch Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Among Us, the hit multiplayer casual party action/mystery title from Innersloth that debuted in 2018, but shot to popularity earlier this year, having became a sensation among Twitch users and streamers, got a Nintendo Switch release today, as was announced during Nintendo’s Indie World presentation. The title became a popular download from the Apple App Store, Google …

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Star Wars: Squadrons 4.0 Update, Trailer Released

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Electronic Arts released a new Free Content Update trailer today along with the release of the Star Wars: Squadrons 4.0 Update. The content update brings the addition of a new multiplayer battle map as well as the addition of two new Star Fighters and other cosmetic enhancements.

As detailed last month, a couple of content updates, including Squadrons 4.0, had been announced by EA in part due to the outpouring of inquiries from fans of the game for more content. It seemed early on when Squadrons was first being released that EA had little, if no, future plans for the title, at one point committing to the idea that no expansion or other add-on materials were planned for Squadrons, much to the dismay of gamers. After seeing the greater than anticipated level of support and enthusiasm for the game, EA released a next-gen console enhancement for the Series X|S and PlayStation 5, and announced more improvements coming around years-end. Well, the wait is over!

Watch the approximately 1 minute long trailer showing off the new Republic B-Wing and Imperial Tie Defender in gameplay action that were delivered in the Star Wars: Squadrons 4.0 update. The update is free for all players, and is out now.

Star Wars: Squadrons 4.0 Update Trailer

Star Wars Squadrons Update 4.0 Release Notes Below.

The following bug fixes, changes, and additions come in the Squadrons Update 4.0. Bolded are some highlights we think the community will be most interested in. For full details on the new content added, check out the Pilot Briefing on our Holiday Supply Drops.

General

  • Added Custom Games and a server browser, available in the Multiplayer & Training menu
  • Adjusted Skill Rating requirements for each tier via server-side change last week (see below for full details)
  • Updated Skill Rating gain/loss ratios to better reflect each player’s performance in a match via server-side change last week
  • Ongoing server-side matchmaking improvements
  • Fixed an issue where the game could crash if the player didn’t skip through the outro screens of a match
  • Fixed an issue where the game could crash when loading into Fostar Haven
  • Fixed an issue where having Lighting quality set to Low could create intense flashes of light on Fostar Haven
  • Fixed an issue where AI in multiplayer could on occasion deal no hull damage to players with their primary weapons
  • Fixed or improved instances of poor collision detection on Fostar Haven, Galitan, Esseles, Nadiri Dockyards, Zavian Abyss, and Sissubo
  • Fixed issue where the interior of the TIE interceptor could disappear after respawning
  • Fixed issue where Star Destroyer engine VFX could flicker
  • Fixed an issue where PlayStation 5 visuals appeared blurry.

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