Cyberpunk 2077 and Why No One Should Buy It

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Before I explain why no one should buy Cyberpunk 2077 there needs to be a bit of a pre-explanation. There are certain things that I think we are starting to take for granted when it comes to gaming. Throughout the years, technology has changed so much that we’ve come to expect, and in some cases …

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Back 4 Blood Early Impressions…Very Early

Back 4 Blood Early Impressions

Reading Time: 4 minutes Since the 17th, thousands of gamers got a chance to join the Back 4 Blood pre-alpha playtest for the first time and we were also lucky enough to get in ourselves. Many gamers have been holding on to hope that Left 4 Dead 3 was in the works and even though Left 4 Dead 3 …

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Back 4 Blood Pre-Order Now Available

Back 4 Blood Pre-orders now available

Reading Time: < 1 minute A lot has happened the last week with regards to Turtle Rock Studios’ latest zombie shooter, Back 4 Blood. Not only did we finally get to see a bunch of Back 4 Blood gameplay footage we also got a cinematic trailer giving us a first glance into the storyline. If that wasn’t enough, Turtle Rock …

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Minecraft Dungeons Seasonal Event – Chills and Thrills

Minecraft Dungeons Seasonal Event Chills and Thrills

Reading Time: < 1 minute Looking for some fun exclusive loot in Minecraft Dungeons? You may want to get on your snow boots and join the Chills and Thrills seasonal event, which Microsoft just announced, is going on starting today and going through December 30th. While December is the season of giving, Minecraft Dungeons seasonal event Chills and Thrills free …

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Among Us for Xbox Coming in 2021, Available Now for PC

Among Us Coming to Xbox Soon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of the 2020 sensation that is Among Us. Among us is a 4-10 player murder mystery type game released sometime in 2018 but became one of the hottest games this year for iOS, Android and PC via Steam. Just the other day Innersloth, the developers behind …

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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

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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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Back 4 Blood Pre-Alpha Gameplay Footage

Back 4 Blood Pre-orders now available

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros. Games continue to surprise us with Back 4 Blood goodness. Not only did they give us a cinematic trailer yesterday, but they also announced the Back 4 Blood release date of June 22, 2021. But in even more exciting news, the studio surprisingly announced a short Back 4 Blood …

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Hivebuster Expansion Comes to Gears 5 Dec 15th

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gears 5, from Xbox Game Studios and The Coalition, is getting a new expansion this coming week with the Gears 5: Hivebusters expansion pack. This comes on the heels of the recent relaunch of Gears 5 with a major Xbox Series X|S update which optimized the performance of the title on the next-gen consoles. Following …

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