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Sea Of Stars, The Retro RPG Prequel To The Messenger, Delayed To 2023
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Sea Of Stars, The Retro RPG Prequel To The Messenger, Delayed To 2023

Sea of Stars, the promising-looking retro RPG from the team behind The Messenger, is the latest title to get pushed out of 2022.  Developer Sabotage posted a message on Twitter stating it simply wants to polish up the adventure as much as possible without crunching its staff. As we are closing in on a very big milestone the road to launch becomes clearer, and we find ourselves here with a large body of text and our logos at the bottom. Keeping in mind our two main priorities – quality of life for our team and quality of the finished game – we can now confirm that Sea of Stars will be released in 2023. We understand waiting is a big ask, and want to sincerely thank our community for the overwhelming support and positi...
Xbox Game Pass Games You Won’t Want To Miss
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Xbox Game Pass Games You Won’t Want To Miss

The Game Pass catalog continues to grow with new games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, or Naraka: Bladepoint. There's a lot of games to play on Xbox Game Pass, and with its catalog ever-growing, it can be a lot to keep track of. In this video, we go over some of the recent games to make their way to the service, like Assassin's Creed Origins, or Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, as well as some hidden gems like Omori. Some PC classics have finally found their way to consoles including the cult-classic Shadowrun trilogy, and Crusader King III, both of which have had complete UI overhauls in order to intuitively work on console.00:00 - Intro00:15 - Shadowrun01:12 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge02:14 - Naraka: Bladepoint03:04 - Ninja Gaiden: Master Col...
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Persona Movie Or TV Series Could Be On The Way From Sega

Image: Atlus / SegaVideo game publisher Sega, fresh off the success of its live-action Sonic films, is looking to adapt more games into films or TV shows. Specifically, Sega says it’s in the early stages to produce live-action adaptations of Atlus games, like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. Sega revealed this bit of news to IGN, telling the outlet that it wants to expand how it tells stories, and its plans to make this a big part of its business strategy. Or to put it another way, some recent live-action game adaptations have raked in a ton of money at the box office, including its own Sonic films, and it wants to keep that money train rolling.JRPG franchise Persona sounds like it might be the first game to get the live-action treatment as part of Sega’s new adaptation-focused initiative.“...
July’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Crash Bandicoot 4 And More
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July’s Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Crash Bandicoot 4 And More

The June 2022 PlayStation Plus lineup of free games has arrived and it’s quite a good one, featuring Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon.  All three of these games will be available to download for free for all three tiers of subscribers to the newly revamped PlayStation Plus – Premium, Extra, and Essential. You can add each to your library starting July 5 and they’ll be available until Aug. 1. That means you have until July 4 (next Monday) to download last month’s free games: God of War (2018), Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. You can read more about the June 2022 PlayStation Plus lineup here.  Enough about June, though – it’s old news! Onto July 2022! Here’s what PlayStation has to say about e...
Fall Guys Crown Clash Challenges: How To Unlock Free Fall Guys, Fortnite, And Rocket League Rewards
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Fall Guys Crown Clash Challenges: How To Unlock Free Fall Guys, Fortnite, And Rocket League Rewards

Fall Guys Crown Clash is underway, and during this nearly two-week-long event, you'll have the chance to earn free cosmetic rewards in Epic's triple-header of live-service games, Fortnite, Fall Guys, and Rocket League, just by completing in-game challenges. In order to earn rewards in all three, you'll only need to actually play Fall Guys, but you'll also need to be sure you've got all three games interconnected via your Epic Games login. If you haven't done that yet, follow our Fall Guys cross-progression guide. Here you'll find the full slate of challenges to complete, as well as which rewards you'll earn in each game for checking all boxes.Fall Guys Crown Clash details and challengesCrown Clash is live now and ends on July 11. Five Fall Guys challenges must be completed...
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The Steam Deck’s Specs Have Changed, With New SSDs Installed

Image: ValveAnyone who bought one of Valve’s Steam Decks at launch got a very particular model of solid state drive installed in their device. Anyone buying one more recently has received a different drive, one that’s potentially slower.As Hardwareluxx report (via PC Gamer), all Steam Decks that originally shipped with either a 256 or 512GB SSD would have had them connected via four “lanes”. Now some units are shipping with drives that connect via just two “lanes”, a change that could in theory result in slower performance since you’re essentially halving the drive’s bandwidth. This downgrade wasn’t publicly announced via a press release or statement, and Steam Decks shipping with these newer drives haven’t been differentiated by a new model number. Indeed the only public mention of the ch...
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Preview – Unpacking The New Heroes, Revamped Battles, And More
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Preview – Unpacking The New Heroes, Revamped Battles, And More

2017's Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle pleasantly surprised players by deftly combining two very different universes and utilizing the unexpected template of a turn-based tactics game. Five years later, a sequel, Sparks of Hope, launches on October 20 and builds upon the winning formula while also shaking up the foundation to make it more than a retread. Speaking to the game's associate producer Christina Nava, Ubisoft was pleased as punch at Kingdom Battle's success and how it entertained turn-based strategy fans and non-fans alike.  "We were particularly happy by the fact that we saw many players who were not too used to the tactical genre tackling the genre and enjoying it, even if at first they wouldn't have believed that," says Nava.  To that end, Ubisoft wants to widen the net fur...
Marvel Contest Of Champions Introduces Gorr And Valkyrie For Thor: Love And Thunder
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Marvel Contest Of Champions Introduces Gorr And Valkyrie For Thor: Love And Thunder

Marvel's mobile fighter game Contest of Champions is getting ready to celebrate the release of Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, with two new champions Gorr and Valkyrie. All players who log in during the event will also be able to pick up either Ragnarok Thor or Jane Foster's Thor for free.The event will start on July 8, the same day Love and Thunder premieres in cinemas, and will run until August 2, giving players plenty of oppotunity to pick up a version of Thor for their login reward. Players will also have a chance to pick up the two new characters--Valkyrie and Gorr the God Butcher. Along with the new champion trailer, studio Kabam has released these bios for the new characters, who feature in the Taika Waititi film:"Gorr the God-Butcher grew up on a harsh w...
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Fish & Play Aquarium Announced For Switch

Screenshot: Fishing SpiritsThere’s a Japanese arcade game called Fishing Spirits that in 2019 was ported to the Switch, then released in the West as Ace Angler. It now has a sequel, and it is not your average fishing game.Do not think of, say, Sega Bass Fishing here. This is not intended as an accurate representation of the sport/pastime of fishing. Instead, what you need to do here is imagine that Capcom’s Monster Hunter series took over management of the Animal Crossing aquarium. 釣りスピリッツ 釣って遊べる水族館 [Nintendo Direct mini ソフトメーカーラインナップ 2022.6.28]That’s the debut trailer for Fishing Spirits: Fish & Play Aquarium, a new game that was announced in today’s Japanese edition of the Nintendo Direct presentation. It wasn’t mentioned in the Western presentation, so maybe the game is only destine...
Cover Reveal – Sonic Frontiers
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Cover Reveal – Sonic Frontiers

Over the last 31 years, the Sonic the Hedgehog fan base has dashed through several distinct eras. The Classic Era let fans platform through brilliantly designed 2D stages, while the Modern Era gave us the Adventure games and Boost games, and that's not even counting the Sonic Boom titles. Now, with the movies setting box office records and reinserting everyone's favorite blue hedgehog back into the mainstream consciousness, a new era for Sonic the Hedgehog games could very well be upon us. With Sonic Frontiers, Sega and Sonic Team could hope to welcome fans to the Open-Zone Era of the franchise. Game Informer Issue #347 main cover art For this issue's cover story, I traveled to Burbank, California to Sonic Team's U.S...