Tuesday, December 6

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ASMR Food Experience Brings Every Squishy Kitchen Sound To Your PC In New Steam Game
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ASMR Food Experience Brings Every Squishy Kitchen Sound To Your PC In New Steam Game

For those of you who have been eagerly anticipating a food-focused video game that accurately captures the sounds of a busy kitchen, you can get your headset ready for ASMR Food Experience. Announced by publisher PlayWay, the game is aiming to combine sound and visual triggers into an experience that sends good vibes down your spine.Or if you're not a fan of ASMR, it'll cause horrifying shudders throughout your body that makes you feel as if a thousand ants have begun crawling over your skin. ASMR--which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response--is described as a pleasant tingling sensation around the head, neck, and shoulders that occurs as a result of exposure to a specific stimulus. To capture that triggering stimuli, developer Gameparic explained on its...
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Dark Souls’ Lore Is Being Released In Two Big, Glorious Books

Souls “scholar” Lokey, who is both a student of the series’ lore and a fluent Japanese speaker, has been digging into the story and themes of the original Dark Souls for years. Now, for the game’s impending 10th anniversary, he’s put everything he knows into two absolutely gorgeous books that are up for preorder.I’m not using “glorious” and “gorgeous” lightly; these things are like fancy old bibles, with no expense spared in terms of their design or production. Look at this!And this! G/O Media may get a commission10% OffTP-Link AX6600 WiFi 6 RouterWiFi everywhereCapable of 4804 Mbps 5 GHz connections, covers a far larger range thanks to the eight high-gain antennas, uses WPA3 for improved encryption and security, and can actually be upgraded further with certain routers to create a mesh ne...
What Players Should Expect From Sonic Frontiers’ Story
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What Players Should Expect From Sonic Frontiers’ Story

Following the unfulfilling story of Sonic Forces in 2017, many were concerned about the direction of future narratives. When Sonic Frontiers was first announced, fans were happy to learn that longtime Sonic the Hedgehog comics writer Ian Flynn joined Sonic Team in writing the game. Flynn has been a prominent writer across both the long-running Archie Comics and IDW Publishing runs of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, with hundreds of credits to his name. However, joining Sonic Team for a mainline entry is new territory. "Ian has been working as a comic writer for a long time, so I was very familiar with his work, but after reading the IDW comics, I was even more impressed with his talent," Sonic Team creative officer Takashi Iizuka says. "That's why I wanted to ask him to work on the story f...
Elden Ring: Where To Get The Erdtree Greatshield
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Elden Ring: Where To Get The Erdtree Greatshield

Selecting a shield for consistent use in Elden Ring can be tough because each bring their own strengths and weaknesses to the table. However, if you're looking to snag one of the game's most powerful options, you'll want the Erdtree Greatshield. This hulking greatshield not only looks cool but packs plenty of protection and an awesome skill. In this guide, we'll tell you how to find it.The Erdtree Greatshield explainedThe Erdtree Greatshield is a greatshield that requires 30 Strength and 12 Faith to wield. It blocks 100% of physical damage and has fairly good magical defenses to boot. But most importantly, it comes packing the skill Golden Retaliation, which allows you to parry a magical spell (provided your timing is on point) and rapidly retaliate with a burst of holy po...
A Deep Dive On Sonic Frontiers Combat And Boss Battles
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A Deep Dive On Sonic Frontiers Combat And Boss Battles

Sega's speedy blue hedgehog has been smashing Badniks since his first encounter with a Motobug in Green Hill Zone, but combat has always played second fiddle to the speed and platforming of the franchise. While certain games like Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic and the Black Knight, and Sonic Forces have experimented with new combat mechanics for the games' protagonists to use, Sonic Frontiers looks to evolve that gameplay component in unprecedented ways. When Sonic Team set out to create Sonic Frontiers, it wanted to give players more freedom with which to operate. It did this by introducing a new open-zone concept, where players are able to run through and explore various biomes without a predefined path to guide their gameplay. That shift from largely linear stage...
Apex Legends Gets New Seer Lore, And Now The Community Is Out For Blood
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Apex Legends Gets New Seer Lore, And Now The Community Is Out For Blood

After teasing it within Apex Legends for weeks, Respawn has finally deemed fit to deliver us some more lore for Seer with a new animated short. Though the lore is delicious, it's come at the cost of mental and emotional damage being dealt to one of Apex Legends' most beloved characters, and now the community is up in arms, asking for the blood of a reporter.The reporter in question is Lisa Stone, the resident journalist in the world of Apex Legends and one of the game's few main characters who isn't also a playable legend. Lisa was the reporter that stood opposite Forge as Revenant murdered him, as well as the one to rally support for Duardo Silva (Octane's grandfather) in his bid to take control of The Syndicate, the governing body of the Outlands and overseer of the Apex...
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Fall Guys Is Hotter Than Ever Now That It’s Free To Play

Screenshot: MediatonicYou may have seen some recent posts, on social media accounts typically associated with self-serious multiplayer shooters, about the “skill gap”—the general disparity in ability between pro players and casual fans in a given game.For competitive multiplayer games, “skill gap” is worth obsessing over. Let’s say someone who’s never played a game before could mash some buttons and take down the best player in the field. That’s a low skill gap, and no fun to watch. But watching a game with a high skill gap is akin to watching an Olympic sport, gawking as pros pull off jaw-droppingly balletic moves, all while making them look like a piece of cake. You hear “skill gap” tossed around all the time in conversation about high-level play for games like Halo and Call of Duty.But ...
Kirby And The Walk Down Memory Lane: A Series Retrospective
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Kirby And The Walk Down Memory Lane: A Series Retrospective

You wouldn’t guess it from his child-like appearance, but gaming’s much-loved spherical hero turned 30 this year. Kicking off his first adventure in 1992, Kirby has grown into a juggernaut in the game industry, starring in dozens of titles and making appearances in countless others. The long-running franchise is among video games’ best-selling. One of its most successful titles, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, released in March 2022. It’s not only breaking series records but also sucked in a whole new generation of fans. To celebrate the formidable gumball’s third decade in the industry, we’re looking back at the franchise, from how it started to where it’s floating now. Kirby Creator Connections “Even when our customers played the games we developed, I think they played them thinking, ‘Th...
Creative Assembly’s Hyenas Launches Its First Alpha This Week
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Creative Assembly’s Hyenas Launches Its First Alpha This Week

Creative Assembly's sci-fi, team-based shooter Hyenas will be playable by the public for the first time this week, when its first alpha opens on July 14. The initial alpha will be open to players on PC in the US, with testing opportunities for other regions and platforms coming in future phases.The shooter takes place in a futuristic, spacebound setting, with players forming teams of space pirates known as Hyenas to go after giant spaceship shopping malls known as Plunderships. You need a javascript enabled browser to watch videos.Size:640 × 360480 × 270 Want us to remember this setting for all your devices? Sign up or Sign in now! Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos. This video has...