Resident Evil Village Has The Highest Peak Player Count Of Any Resident Evil Game On Steam

Resident Evil Village Has The Highest Peak Player Count Of Any Resident Evil Game On Steam

The big lady gets big results. Resident Evil Village’s debut on Steam is going record breaking-ly well, making it a top performer for the franchise on PC.According to the Steam stats page, Resident Evil Village is currently one of the top 10 most-played games on Steam. At the time of writing, the game has just over 78,000 concurrent players, making it ninth on the list. While being on the bottom end of the top 10 list may not sound very impressive, it’s quite a feat considering the competition. The top spots on Steam’s top 10 most-played list are often dominated by Counter Strike: GO, DOTA 2, PUBG, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rust. It’s also worth noting that Resident Evil Village is currently the only single-player title on the top 10 list.Compared to the rest of the Resident Evil franchise, Village is going above and beyond previous player counts. According to video game industry analyst Benjisales on Twitter, a majority of previous Resident Evil releases only managed to net a fraction of Village’s peak player count. Resident Evil 7’s peak player count is just 20,449, likely because it followed Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, two infamous entries in the franchise. Resident Evil 2 Remake and Resident Evil 3 Remake have much more impressive numbers, boasting peak player counts of 74,227 and 60,293 respectively.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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AMC is Giving its New Shareholder Base What They Want

AMC is Giving its New Shareholder Base What They Want

At the height of Stonks Mania, there were two companies that seemingly benefitted from a mad rush of individual, retail investors — GameStop and AMC Entertainment. A quick recap for those who may have forgotten: back in January, retail investors (non-professional) started buying up large percentages of GameStop and AMC stocks. The basic rundown is that a sea of retail investors decided to push back against the big guys (institutional investors), effectively calling out their plans to bet against companies like GameStop and AMC. This is called short stopping. For a full breakdown of what exactly happened and why it matters, I highly recommend Elizabeth Lopatto’s excellent write-up over at The Verge. But all we really need to understand is that millions of people started buying AMC stock, and effectively helped AMC survive the most tumultuous time in company history. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/28/what-is-going-on-with-gamestop-stock-ign-now”] The effect of this dash, currently being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is still uncertain. What’s adamantly clear, however, is both GameStop and AMC have a new army of bosses (shareholders) they have to please. AMC is leaning into it full stop. On the company’s recent earnings call, CEO Adam Aron acknowledged that AMC now has “an army of passionate, interested individual shareholders, some three million strong,” adding that at last count it was closer to 3.2 million. This will change how AMC interacts with new management, as Aron put it. No longer will Aron prioritize CNBC spots, which are difficult to attain in general. Instead, Aron is touting websites like Reddit and YouTube as the best way to reach their new shareholder base. “Just go on Twitter, just go on Reddit, just go on YouTube,” Aron said. “Read what these people write. They love AMC.” Or, to put it another way, a large percentage of AMC’s owners live on the internet, so that’s where he’ll be, too. “You’re going to see a lot more outreach to literally millions of investors in our company, and it’s going to be quite public,” Aron said, adding that he’s “started tweeting again.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/30/why-amc-is-banning-universal-movies-ign-now”] For analysts and non-retail investors, Aron’s love for a relatively new base of shareholders may be concerning. How does the shift in power affect business decisions that AMC makes, for example? While AMC is starting to come out of its worst period, the company is also entering a new, completely unfamiliar world. Here’s how…
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Pokemon Go June Community Day Features Gible

Pokemon Go June Community Day Features Gible

Pokemon Go’s June Community Day is set for Sunday, June 6, Niantic confirmed on Twitter. The studio also revealed next month’s featured Pokemon, and it’s one fans have long requested: the Dragon Pokemon Gible.Niantic hasn’t shared any further details on June’s Community Day beyond that just yet, but we can expect Gible to appear more frequently in the wild throughout the event. You’ll also have more opportunities to catch Shiny Gible during the Community Day, and there will be other in-game bonuses. Additional information will be announced closer to the event.Gible. June 6.That’s it. That’s the tweet.#PokemonGOCommunityDay — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 7, 2021In the meantime, Niantic has many May events lined up for Pokemon Go this month. The Luminous Legends X event is currently underway until May 17. As part of that event, Dragon and Fairy Pokemon like the recently introduced Spritzee and Goomy are appearing in the wild, while the Fairy-type Legendary Xerneas is featured in Raids.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Lost Judgment Officially Announced, Coming In September Worldwide

Lost Judgment Officially Announced, Coming In September Worldwide

Sega has officially announced Lost Judgment, a full sequel to Judgment, which was itself a spin-off of the long-running Yakuza series. It was revealed through a livestream hosted by Sega’s creative director and series creator Yoshihiro Nagoshi in which he and producer Kazuki Hosokawa gave many details on the new game. Lost Judgment is also launching worldwide simultaneously on September 24, 2021, which is a first for the developer RGG Studios.Judgment’s main character Takayuki Yagami (again played by famous Japanese actor Takuya Kimura) is returning as the protagonist alongside his companions from the first game–this includes Kaito, Sugiura, and Higashi. New information in a sinister murder case leads the group to Yokohama, where Yakuza: Like A Dragon takes place. While there aren’t clear story crossovers, one of the factions from Like A Dragon, the Chinese Luimang, are mentioned as a part of the story. Other supporting characters are returning like Saori and Hoshino, who are involved in the case, too. You can watch the reveal trailer below.The new game continues the street brawler-style of action and the investigative exploration phases in some of the main story quests, although both sides of gameplay have been revamped with new features and improvements. Nagoshi-san also mentioned that while Judgment is sticking with action combat, the mainline Yakuza series will continue with its turn-based RPG combat system. There are a ton of new features as well like a dancing rhythm minigame, new acrobatic traversal methods, stealth sequences, skateboarding across the open world, a set of ridiculous side quests called School Stories, and more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Lost Judgment Officially Announced, Launching Worldwide In September

Lost Judgment Officially Announced, Launching Worldwide In September

Sega has officially announced Lost Judgment, a full sequel to Judgment, which was itself a spin-off of the long-running Yakuza series. It was revealed through a livestream hosted by Sega’s creative director and series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi in which he and producer Kazuki Hosokawa gave many details on the new game. Lost Judgment is also launching worldwide simultaneously on September 24, 2021, which is a first for the developer RGG Studios.Judgment’s main character Takayuki Yagami (again played by famous Japanese actor Takuya Kimura) is returning as the protagonist alongside his companions from the first game–this includes Kaito, Sugiura, and Higashi. New information in a sinister murder case leads the group to Yokohama, where Yakuza: Like A Dragon takes place. While there aren’t clear story crossovers, one of the factions from Like A Dragon, the Chinese Luimang, are mentioned as a part of the story. Other supporting characters are returning like Saori and Hoshino, who are involved in the case, too. You can watch the reveal trailer below.The new game continues the street brawler-style of action and the investigative exploration phases in some of the main story quests, although both sides of gameplay have been revamped with new features and improvements. Nagoshi-san also mentioned that while Judgment is sticking with action combat, the mainline Yakuza series will continue with its turn-based RPG combat system. There are a ton of new features as well like a dancing rhythm minigame, new acrobatic traversal methods, stealth sequences, skateboarding across the open world, a set of ridiculous side quests called School Stories, and more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Save $10 On Biomutant Before It Launches Later This Month

Save On Biomutant Before It Launches Later This Month

Biomutant might feel like it’s been coming out forever after encountering numerous delays, but the fast-paced action game is finally launching at the end of this month. If you’ve been itching for its colorful world and character-action combat, you can save $10 today at Newegg on a digital preorder for Xbox One with promo code EMCEWEY25. Biomutant $50 (was $60) Biomutant is a new IP from publisher THQ Nordic, where you play as a gruff looking bipedal creature that can recode its genetic makeup to give you access to new combat moves and abilities. The combat is inspired by martial arts, combining dexterous aerial movements, fast melee attacks and third-person shooting to keep the mix interesting. The open-world structure also allows you to explore this new land through a variety of ways, be it on an air balloon or high-powered jet-ski. See at Newegg The deal is on a digital code for Biomutant, which would otherwise retail for $60 at launch. The deal is exclusive to Xbox One, which puts another spotlight on a lawsuit Sony might be involved with after it removed digital codes from retailers.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Seth Rogen Has A Great Story About George Lucas Involving The Apocalypse And A Spaceship

Seth Rogen Has A Great Story About George Lucas Involving The Apocalypse And A Spaceship

Actor Seth Rogen has a really good story about Star Wars creator George Lucas involving the apocalypse and a spaceship. He said in a segment from an upcoming episode of the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast (via EW) that he and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg attended a meeting with Steven Spielberg in 2012 and, to their surprise, Lucas also came.When Spielberg took a call, Rogen and Goldberg struck up some chatter with Lucas. Given it was 2012 and some people believed the world was going to end, the conversation turned toward the possibility of an incoming apocalypse. Lucas mentioned how the world might end that year, and Rogen wondered, “Was he joking?”Rogen said that Lucas appeared to believe the world was, in fact, going to end. A fault line would open and wipe out humanity, Rogen remembered him claiming. Rogen also mentioned that Lucas said it is no coincidence that Lucas built the Skywalker Ranch on the other side of the fault that was believed to crack open.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Get Free Fortnite Items During Creative Mayhem Event

Get Free Fortnite Items During Creative Mayhem Event

Even if you’re the type of Fortnite player who only plays Battle Royale, it may be worth your effort to make some time for Creative mode between now and May 11 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET. Players who take part in the Creative Mayhem event will unlock a pair of cosmetics in just 30 minutes of playing time.The first in-game item, the Golden Flopper Spray, features a trophy of a golden Flopper fish that players can plaster on any surface around the island. To unlock this, you simply need to sign up for Creative Mayhem by following this link. If you want more freebies, you can also unlock the Piranhas Pickaxe by playing at least 30 minutes in the Creative Mayhem playlist.This user-created map is currently featured in the Creative Hub, so you should spot it next time you head into the game mode. As a shortcut, you can also enter this Creative Code in-game, or simply follow the link: 1994-6642-9073.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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How to Watch WizKids' Community Paint Night Event This Friday

How to Watch WizKids' Community Paint Night Event This Friday

WizKids is hosting a Dungeons & Dragons Paint Night livestream on May 7, 2021 that will allow artists of all levels to paint a Red Slaad mini together, either at your local community game store or from the comfort of your own home. IGN is carrying the stream and, as usual, this watch guide will provide you with everything you need to know to watch the show, including when it starts, a list of places you can watch it with us, and what you’ll need to know about registering, purchasing the kit, and participating in the event. WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit Livestream Start Time The WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit livestream will start on Friday, May 7 at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm BST. If you’re tuning in from Australia, that translates to Saturday, May 8 at 8am AEST. Where to Watch the WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit Livestream If you’re interested in watching the upcoming WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit livestream, we’ll be hosting the stream here and across our many channels on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Here’s the full list of places you can watch the livestream: IGN.com (homepage) IGN’s Facebook Channel IGN’s Twitter IGN’s Twitch Channel IGN’s Youtube Channel IGN’s TikTok IGN’s iOS App IGN’s Android App IGN’s PlayStation 4 App IGN’s Xbox One App Roku IGN App for Android TV IGN for Amazon Fire TV Apple TV IGN 1 on Samsung TV Plus Pluto TV Plex Live TV How to Participate In the WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit Livestream You can search for participating retailers by searching the WizKids Info Network (WIN). You can then contact them and let them know you’d like to join the event and purchase one of the D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures: Red Slaad figures to join in on the fun. As you are painting your Red Slaad figure, you are encouraged to share your progress with #WKPaintParty, where you can also see other painters’ progress from around the world. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/03/29/dungeons-dragons-tiamat-premium-miniature-render-preview”] What to Expect From the WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit Livestream The WizKids Dungeons & Dragons Red Slaad Paint Night Kit Livestream will be hosted by The Crafting Muse’s Vee Mus’e and Dragon Talk’s Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito, and they…
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The Yakuza Series Will Remain a Turn-Based RPG Series Going Forward

The Yakuza Series Will Remain a Turn-Based RPG Series Going Forward

Ryu ga Gotoku Studios has officially announced Lost Judgment today, a sequel to its action-mystery 2018 title. For fans who miss Ryu ga Gotoku’s action-style, Judgment will be the franchise that carries that torch as Yakuza transitions into a turn-based RPG. In an interview with IGN ahead of today’s reveal Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa confirmed that Judgment will be Ryu ga Gotoku’s action series pillar, while Yakuza evolves into a turn-based RPG after the success of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. “That’s right,” the two producers confirmed when asked if Judgment represents a continuation of the classic Yakuza style of gameplay while Yakuza transitions into a turn-based RPG. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/07/lost-judgment-release-date-trailer”] “The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG. On the other hand, over the year, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment.” The Yakuza series for most of its mainline incarnations is a 3D action brawler starring Kazuma Kiryu. When Kiryu’s story ended in Yakuza 6, a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, stepped up and led the franchise in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Unlike Yakuzas 0 through 6, Like a Dragon was a turn-based RPG that still kept the over-the-top style of Yakuza. This winning combination earned Yakuza: Like a Dragon a nomination in IGN’s 2020 Best RPG category. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=lost-judgment-screenshots&captions=true”] But for fans who still enjoy Ryu ga Gotoku’s action-style, 2019’s Judgment and the upcoming sequel will scratch that itch. Like the older Yakuza games, Judgment features 3D action combat where protagonist Yagami can switch between various martial arts styles to deliver a hefty beatdown. We’ll have more from Nagoshi and Hosokawa later today when a full interview goes up, but check out the details for Lost Judgment which will be released worldwide on September 24,2021. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor.
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