Thursday, February 2

Tag: Video game development


Sony’s Death Stranding Comes To PC Game Pass Next Week

Screenshot: 505 GamesIn a most peculiar state of affairs, PlayStation console exclusive, Death Stranding, is coming to Microsoft’s PC Game Pass. Subscribers to the latter service will soon be able to fall over on a hill for no additional cost.The news was announced by Microsoft via a neat tweet, showing a Sam “Porter Bridges”-a-like carrying a metal case across an airfield, sporting a sticker boasting “DEATH STRANDING - PC GAME PASS - AUGUST 23, 2022.”2019's Sony-published wobbly-man simulator has been available on PC for a couple of years, ported across eight months after its original release. That was via Italian publisher 505 Games, and it’s this company that has made the deal with Kojima Productions to see the game arrive on PC Game Pass.Despite 505 also releasing a PC version of the D...

Roblox Famous Oof Sound Effect Has Been Removed From The Game

Image: Roblox / KotakuIf you have ever been around Roblox for any extended amount of time, you’ll already be familiar with one of the game’s platform’s most well-known (or annoying) quirks: that every time a player dies, there used to be a childish “oof” sound that was played.Here it is for those who have never heard it:Roblox Death Sound - Sound Effect (HD)Earlier today, tucked away of the end of a series of announcements about changes being made to Roblox’s asset store, was a statement from the company saying that the famous sound has now had to be removed from Roblox entirely, and has already been replaced with a new “default”. Related to sounds, due to a licensing issue we have removed the “oof” sound from Roblox and have created a replacement default sound which launches today.If issu...

New City-Building Game Urbek Is All About The Voxels And Biomes

Screenshot: Urbek City Builder / KotakuUrbek City Builder was released on Steam recently, and being a fan of just about any attempt at a city-building game, I was keen to check it out. What I found after playing for a few days was more surprising than I was expecting!Outside of efforts from big studios—like Cities: Skylines—modern attempts at city-builders tend to (or, to be more accurate, are forced to thanks to a lack of resources) keep things simple, focusing on specific stuff like transportation networks.At first glance (and for much of the way through its tutorial), Urbek seems more ambitious than this! It’s a city-builder, but you also need to plot out farms, and chop down trees, and mine for coal, and get factories built, which I know sounds like a lot when you throw in worrying abo...

Mod Turns The Cat From Stray Into CJ From GTA: San Andreas

Because Stray is out on PC, there are already mods for the game, and because Stray is a game about cats, a lot of those mods are focusing on that.We’ve featured some here already, like one that lets you change the colour of the playable cat, but this one by Sirgalahad172 is a little less subtle. It takes the cat and replaces it with, as is now custom, CJ from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The creator says “this mod is intended as a joke as cj needs to be modded in any game that exists XD”, which is fair enough, but I actually really like the story-telling possibilities here. I’ve seen people describe CJ’s stilted appearance here as “horrific” online, but I prefer to think of this—and his other modded appearances—as some wild GTA side mission where CJ is cursed by an evil wizard, and is do...