Astral Chain Could Mark a New Era for PlatinumGames

Astral Chain Could Mark a New Era for PlatinumGames

You almost always know what you’re going to get with a Platinum game. With very few exceptions, titles made in the developer’s 10-year history are action games, built with cinematic pacing, a focus on highly skill-based input, and very little to do outside of the combat. All of which is why Astral Chain is so surprising. Yes, the Switch exclusive is primarily an action game, but it’s a very different kind of action game for Platinum. Where the likes of Bayonetta or The Wonderful 101 thrive on fighting game-like button pressing prowess, Astral Chain is more interested in movement and positioning. Controlling two characters at once, not to mention utilising the titular chain that binds them, turns the game’s combat into more of a dance than a punch-up; less fury, more elegance. Continue reading…
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Check Out Theses Wi-Fi Mesh Systems for the Best Home Wireless Network

Check Out Theses Wi-Fi Mesh Systems for the Best Home Wireless Network

If you’ve got a big home and your router isn’t cutting it, you should consider a Wi-Fi mesh system.
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James Gunn Reveals the Most-Requested Song for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

James Gunn Reveals the Most-Requested Song for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

From Hooked on a Feeling to Come to Get Your Love to a dance off featuring O-o-h Child, the Guardians of the Galaxy films have featured some of the greatest musical hits from our history. However, there is one song that director James Gunn won’t ever use, even though it just so happens to be the most-requested by fans. This revelation was prompted by @Jairus stating that Gunn “better use a song by The Style Council in the next GOTG movie.” Gunn quote Tweeted that tweet, saying “If I used every song I “better” use or that someone will “riot” if I don’t, my soundtracks would be 30,000 hours long.” Continue reading…
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Homeworld 3 Announced from Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive

Homeworld 3 Announced from Gearbox and Blackbird Interactive

Gearbox Publishing and Blackbird Interactive have announced Homeworld 3, a true sequel to 2003’s space-faring RTS Homeworld 2. Homeworld 3 is currently a few months into pre-production and is currently on Fig.com, which allows fans to pledge/invest in the development of this new title. As of this writing, Homeworld 3’s money raised is at $137,380 with 30 days to go. This move allows backers to “snag a backstage pass to impact the game’s development and prove that the fanbase still craves Homeworld 3.” From features to priorities to what’s in the collector’s edition, backers will have their voice heard. Continue reading…
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Gangs, Characters, and Playstyles Revealed In New Cyberpunk Screenshots

Gangs, Characters, and Playstyles Revealed In New Cyberpunk Screenshots

CD Projekt Red has revealed 14 minutes of new gameplay for its forthcoming RPG title Cyberpunk 2077. Coupled with gorgeous visuals, the new video sheds more light on the game’s world, its gangs, customization and playstyles. Below we’ve gathered 155 of our favorite moments from the video, including environmental and action shots, for you to gawk over. Just be warned, it may contain minor spoilers for locations and characters you’ll see in-game in April. Cyberpunk 2077 is focused on player control. When you’re creating your character–which no longer will have a sex option, but rather a body type–you’ll choose their background too. This will play into the game’s lore and influence certain choices that can be made in conversations. Continue reading…
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Leaked Recordings Allegedly Reveal Dragon Ball Z Cast Making Homophobic Jokes

Leaked Recordings Allegedly Reveal Dragon Ball Z Cast Making Homophobic Jokes

Apparent leaked voiceover recordings from the anime production company Funimation allegedly reveal voice actors from Dragon Ball Z (including what appears to be Goku’s English voice actor Sean Schemmel) making homophobic, incestuous, and overall offensive jokes while recording. Multiple audio clips were slowly revealed by Nick Rekieta over the course of his Rekieta Law livestream, which he claims violates Funimation’s own workplace guidelines. Rekieta also notes that he obtained the clips “absolutely, 100% legally” and that he is distributing them in a journalistic capacity. Funimation notably distributes (and facilitates English dub work for) Dragon Ball Z, which is created by Toei Animation. Continue reading…
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Circuit Superstars Hands-On Preview: Fun Physics Based, Arcade Racing

Circuit Superstars Hands-On Preview: Fun Physics Based, Arcade Racing

After speaking to its designers, it’s easy to tell Circuit Superstars was born from a place of passion. The developer, Original Fire Games, is composed of just six people–three of whom are siblings who grew up around not only video games, but motorsport. To put it simply, Circuit Superstars is a top-down racing game with arcade visuals, but with more realistic driving physics, and an additional attention to detail only true motorsport fans would probably think of. I spoke to Carolina, Alberto, and Carlos Mastretta, the siblings behind Circuit Superstars, as I played an early-build. They emphasized their goal is to capture the essence of motorsport with Circuit Superstars, and bring the aspects of the sport they particularly enjoy to others through their game. Continue reading…
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