No Man's Sky Update 3.38 Patch Notes Detail Stability, UI Improvements

No Man's Sky Update 3.38 Patch Notes Detail Stability, UI Improvements

No Man’s Sky’s latest patch just went live, and it brings with it some welcome tweaks to the player experience. In the new hotfix, developer Hello Games incorporates a variety of changes, including stability improvements, bug fixes, and some minor UI updates.Specifically, the patch aims to solve a number of issues introduced in No Man’s Sky’s latest big update, titled Expeditions, which launched at the beginning of April. These include instances where the game would crash for players due to bugs in the profanity filter, creature navigation, the Nexus teleporter, and other situations.Although players have generally enjoyed the Expeditions update, the No Man’s Sky subreddit nonetheless indicates that players have been frequently encountering problems. Hello Games has been asking for players to submit bug reports through its site, and the subreddit’s thread about issues in Expeditions has gathered several thousand comments.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Netflix is Embracing the Best Parts of YouTube

Netflix is Embracing the Best Parts of YouTube

People may have missed that Netflix is launching a new weekly anime series hosted by N-ko that will celebrate new shows and films that fans are anticipating!. One tiny catch: N-ko isn’t real, and the show won’t air on Netflix. The show will air on Netflix’s anime YouTube channel and N-ko is a VTuber, an anime figure voiced by a real person. While the show will exist in part to remind anime fans about what’s coming to Netflix (like Yasuke), and convince them to either subscribe to the streaming service or prevent them from canceling, it’s so much more.

Whereas YouTube is a dumping ground for other entertainment and streaming companies, it’s an entirely new ecosystem for Netflix. The company uses a number of YouTube channels as primary entertainment sources. The N-ko Show will exist as its own primary entity on YouTube, ideally finding an audience within the booming VTuber space. While Netflix still exists as a competitor to Netflix, something CEO Reed Hastings pointed out in 2019, what if instead of trying to simply compete, Netflix used YouTube even more? “We do wonder in the fullness of time, ‘Can we be as big as YouTube?’” Hastings told analysts during an earnings call in June 2019. “YouTube is seven times larger than us, roughly, in viewing hours, and a phenomenal service. Of course, it’s free. So the real question is, can we produce enough content that people are willing to pay for?” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/10/01/10-best-netflix-anime-series”] Why not both? Being on YouTube and creatinh original, specific content tailor made for an entirely different audience can either go really, really well — or really, really poorly. Brands stepping into a creator-led space famously hasn’t always succeeded in the past. Like Steve Buscemi waltzing into a high school wearing a backwards cap and carrying a skateboard, brands stick out like a sore thumb. Netflix, it appears, is keenly aware of this divide. Instead of making Netflix try to work on YouTube, the company is establishing its own YouTube presence that’s inline with the platform’s culture. The question remains — is it working? Why is YouTube so important to Netflix? Netflix has dozens of YouTube channels, all designed to accomplish different goals. There’s a Netflix account for each different country, tailoring regional content to subscribers in those locations. There are Netflix channels dedicated to film and genre entertainment for anyone looking to watch…
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Today Only: Get Palpatine's Lightsaber For 50% Off Ahead Of Star Wars Day

Today Only: Get Palpatine's Lightsaber For 50% Off Ahead Of Star Wars Day

May the 4th is coming, a date when we celebrate great Star Wars mainstays like the noble and heroic Jedi Knights. But what if you think Jedi suck? Then you may just be a more of a Sith person, and as such you might want to pick up a replica lightsaber of Emperor Palpatine, one of the most renown Sith to ever stage a galaxy-wide coup.GameStop’s Deal of the Day features Emperor Palpatine’s Black Series Force FX Lightsaber, a prop replica modeled after the Darth Sidious lightsaber’s appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Attack of the Clones. The discount brings it down by just over 50%, but it’s only available for today. Emperor Palpatine Black Series Force FX Elite Lightsaber $111 (was $225) The Force FX Elite combines LEDs and sound effects to create a realistic lightsaber effect, including progressive ignition. The Black Series replicas include a real metal hilt with a display stand and removable blade. See at GameStop Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Rocket League's NFL DLC And Football-Themed Mode Return To Celebrate The Draft

Rocket League's NFL DLC And Football-Themed Mode Return To Celebrate The Draft

Rocket League’s National Football League DLC and limited-timed mode have been brought back to the soccer-with-cars game to celebrate the ongoing NFL Draft.This includes the NFL Fan Pack and the Gridiron limited-time mode, both of which are available in the game now. Additionally, there are brand-new NFL-themed items available to unlock by completing new challenges. Double XP is also available all weekend.It’s @NFL Draft Weekend and we are celebrating with the return of the NFL Fan Pack and Gridiron LTM! Check it out IN GAME NOW!Plus, earn NEW @NFL items by completing new challenges as well as 2XP ALL WEEKEND LONG 🏆 pic.twitter.com/k8KoxJeuKD — Rocket League (@RocketLeague) April 29, 2021The Gridiron mode is a 4v4 mode where the ball is replaced by an NFL football. When you come into contact with the football, it attaches to the roof, simulating a ball-carrier in the NFL. The Fan Pack, meanwhile, is a store bundle that comes with decals for all 32 NFL teams. It’s not exactly clear, however, what the brand-new NFL items are.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Doom Eternal Adds More Cosmetic DLC, Despite Pre-Release Statement About Microtransactions

Doom Eternal Adds More Cosmetic DLC, Despite Pre-Release Statement About Microtransactions

Despite assurances that it would be microtransaction-free, two more paid cosmetic packs have been added to store pages for Doom Eternal across platforms. The packs include skins that were previously offered to players for no cost. Doom Eternal’s first paid cosmetic pack, the Rip And Tear Pack, was released nearly two months after the game’s original release and includes preorder exclusive content.The Series One Cosmetic Pack includes items that were available to players during Doom Eternal’s first season. Players can purchase various nameplates, icons, weapon skins, and character skins by purchasing the pack for $9.The second pack, the Doomicorn Master Collection Cosmetic Pack, dresses up the Slayer as a pretty pink unicorn. It also includes other skins, new podiums, animations, and other cosmetic items. The pack was originally available in March 2020 for free to anyone that had a Twitch Prime account. It now retails for $5.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Fall Guys On Nintendo Switch/Xbox Delayed, But Cross-Play Is Coming

Fall Guys On Nintendo Switch/Xbox Delayed, But Cross-Play Is Coming

Developer Mediatonic has made some big announcements about the future of Fall Guys. The Nintendo Switch and Xbox versions of the whimsical battle royale game will no longer release on schedule this summer, while cross-play is now a confirmed feature that’s coming down the road.”We’ve realized that our previously announced Summer 2021 Switch and Xbox release schedule is unfortunately just too soon for us to include all of the tasty new features we’re working on,” the studio said in a blog post.”While we want to launch on these platforms as quickly as possible, we believe the Switch and Xbox releases are really going to be worth waiting for and we’re super grateful for your patience,” the statement went on to say. “This delay gives our team some time to add features like cross-play, so when we add new platforms, players will be able to stumble in harmony with their pals, regardless of their platform of choice.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Resident Evil Village Could Have Skipped PS4 and Xbox One Altogether

Resident Evil Village Could Have Skipped PS4 and Xbox One Altogether

Resident Evil Village could have skipped last-gen platforms entirely, with the developers waiting to make sure it ran well enough before committing to making a PS4 and Xbox one version. Resident Evil Village is gorgeous on next-gen platforms and PC, but recent demos and IGN’s own hands-on time have indicated that the game also looks great and runs smoothly on last-gen platforms, the PS4 and Xbox One. However, according to producer Tsuyoshi Kanda, Capcom did not decide to release the game on last-gen platforms until after Village was announced in June last year. “We developed Village as a game for next-gen hardware, but in order to make it accessible to more players, we went through a lot of trial and error to somehow provide a comparable experience on last-gen hardware,” Kanda told IGN. “In the end, we were able to deliver a high-quality product for last-gen hardware as well. That being said, if the quality hadn’t been sufficient, I don’t think we would have released it.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/resident-evil-village-first-ever-ps4-pro-gameplay-4k-ign-first”] “If there was a big difference in graphical quality or framerate, it would not have been something we could deliver to players, so we did our best to make sure it would be satisfying on any platform,” added director Morimasa Sato. Fans were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the PS4 Pro footage IGN exclusively revealed earlier this month, which was captured by us from a preview build of the full game. With the recent demos, players have been able to directly test a cut-down version of the game on their platform of preference. If you’re not sure whether to get Village on last-gen or next-gen consoles, don’t worry, as Kanda emphasizes that the last-gen versions can be upgraded to next-gen free of charge, if you buy a next-gen machine later. Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7. Learn how the game was inspired by both Resi 7 and Resi 4 in our interview with the developers, and be sure to check out our in-depth preview of the first five hours as well as our impressions of extra mode The Mercenaries. If you can’t wait to get your blood drained by Lady Dimitrescu, don’t miss our feature on the towering villain and her daughters, and also be sure to check out our reveal of the game’s other main villains. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Esra Krabbe is an editor at IGN Japan.
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Michael B. Jordan Gives Update On DC's Static Shock Movie, How The Character Inspired Him

Michael B. Jordan Gives Update On DC's Static Shock Movie, How The Character Inspired Him

The DC/Milestone Comics character Static Shock is on its way to the big screen, with Michael B. Jordan producing. During a recent interview with Collider, Jordan revealed Randy McKinnon (Chambers, Grand Army) is working on a draft currently.Jordan said he was excited about working on the upcoming project during the interview. “As a kid growing up, watching Static Shock, it was something that inspired me,” Jordan told Collider. “And had that type of representation at a young age, it was really important to me. And I know it would be important to a lot of other kids today. So to be able to adapt the live-action version of that, I’m really, really excited about. So no real timelines, and I guess no real updates or anything like that. But we’re in the process of building that out.”The actor/producer went on to say he’s excited to have more to reveal at a later date.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Hyperkin Retron Sq Review

Hyperkin Retron Sq Review

Miniature retro consoles have been all the rage over the past few years, with Nintendo, SEGA, and Sony releasing micro-sized replicas of some of their most iconic retro gaming consoles. Filled with a small catalog of pre-loaded games, these offer a great way to replay games from your childhood, or experience classics for the first time. But, what if you already have a large collection of retro games and you’re looking for a more modern way to play them? That’s where Hyperkin’s Retron Sq comes in. Built specifically for GameBoy, GameBoy Color, and (most) GameBoy Advance games, this small cube-shaped box allows you to play those handheld games on the big screen with relative ease – assuming you have a worthwhile collection to take advantage of. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=hyperkin-retron-sq-review&captions=true”] Hyperkin Retron Sq – Design and Features The Retron Sq is a small, handheld box that’s just as much a delight to look at as it is to hold. Built from a lightweight, transparent plastic, it instantly evokes 90’s nostalgia, harkening back to an era when almost every Nintendo peripheral had a similar look. Fans of the retrowave aesthetic will further appreciate the Hyper Beach colorway, which features transparent teal plastic and magenta accent buttons on the front. The plug-and-play nature of the Retron Sq is where it really shines. It features a single slot on the top that’s compatible with GameBoy, GameBoy Color, and GameBoy Advance cartridges, and inserting games has a familiar satisfying click. On the front are two large, circular buttons: one for power and one to reset the unit. Below that is a single USB port for the included controller, or for a wireless receiver paired with one of Hyperkin’s bluetooth controllers (sold separately). Unfortunately, it’s only compatible with Hyperkin’s own controllers, which means plugging in a Xbox Core Controller or DualSense or another third-party controller is a no-go. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=hyperkin-retron-sq-review&captions=true”] On the rear is a USB-C port for power, a microSD card slot that contains the system’s software and will allow you to update the firmware in the future. Thankfully, it connects to your gaming TV or gaming monitor with HDMI, allowing you to use it with modern displays. Games are displayed in their original 4:3 format, however, there’s also a switch on the back that lets you toggle to a widescreen 16:9 format, if you prefer. To round it out, there are four small…
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