Capcom's Monster Hunter Showcase: Everything Announced – Tokyo Game Show 2021

Capcom's Monster Hunter Showcase: Everything Announced – Tokyo Game Show 2021

Capcom knows you love to hunt monsters so the company brought almost nothing but Monster Hunter news to Tokyo Game Show 2021. In a video presentation, series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto and Monster Hunter Rise director Yasunori Ichinose outlined a few upcoming additions coming to the game, and then offered a glimpse behind the scenes of the four-year development process.Here's everything the show covered in one place:Sunbreak's "Massive Expansion" Gets New DetailsSunbreak expansion director Yoshitake Suzuki joined the video to talk about what he's been working on. Scheduled to arrive next summer, Tsujimoto said Sunbreak is a "massive expansion" of the base game which includes "new locales, monsters, gameplay, and a new quest rank: Master Rank." Suzuki explained that Sunbreak will take place in a new base of operations far from Kamura Village, and the "flagship monster" of this game is the elder dragon Malzeno. He also added that Shogun Ceanataur from Monster Hunter 2, a crab-like beast with a hard shell and pincers, would be returning in Sunbreak.Monster Hunter Rise Comes to Steam in JanuaryVia a new trailer, Capcom revealed that the Steam version of Monster Hunter Rise will launch on January 12, 2022, and that a demo will go live on October 13. This new version of the game will include all free DLC from the Nintendo Switch version through the end of November. No technical specs were revealed, but the trailer did mention 4k resolution, higher-resolution textures, uncapped frame rates, and an ultrawide display. An official website, along with pre-orders, should be live by the time this story is up.30th Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration AnnouncedVery little about this Monster Hunter Rise collaboration was revealed, other than the fact that it's coming in November. Ichinose mentioned that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate had a Sonic collaboration and stressed that this one would be different.More Free DLC Coming to Monster Hunter Stories 2The RPG spin-off will be adding new Monsties, quests, co-op challenges and more – a trailer (above) outlined a full schedule of upcoming free updates to the RPG, and a trial version is now available which allows players to carry over save data to the full game. Also, by linking save data from Monster Hunter: Rise, players can receive "Kamura Garb" layered armor in Wings of Ruin.Ghosts n Goblins Collaboration Coming to Monster Hunter Rise in OctoberAfter a series of Monster Hunter Rise crossovers with other Capcom titles,…
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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Rated by South Korean Games Rating Board

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Rated by South Korean Games Rating Board

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – which one could assume would contain remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas – has been rated by Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee.This rating was spotted by those like @Nibellion on Twitter, and it appears to confirm Kotaku's report from August 2021 that said these remasters – all of which would be remastered in Unreal Engine – are on their way to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, mobile devices, and even the Nintendo Switch.Kotaku noted that these games were in their "final stages of development" and would use a mix of "new and old graphics." It was also said that the COVID-19 pandemic had shifted Rockstar's plans to release this collection, and that it originally planned on releasing them as a "thank you gift" for those who purchased the next-gen ports of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.Now, with the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S version of GTA V and GTA Online delayed to March 2022, Rockstar may be getting ready to release them a bit sooner. It's important to note that things could change and this doesn't mean this collection's release is imminent, but it should give some hope to those who would love to play these classic GTA games with some modern upgrades.That being said, Kotaku's report did say that the trilogy would be released "around late October or early November," so it also could be just around the corner.For more on Grand Theft Auto, check out the story about how a reverse-engineered GTA 3 and Vice City fan project was taken down and that a new GTA is development alongside Rockstar making changes to fix its crunch culture.Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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There’s a $29 Keyboard That's Programmed to Only Copy and Paste

There’s a Keyboard That's Programmed to Only Copy and Paste

If you ever found yourself pressing the wrong button when trying to perform a copy and paste action on your computer — look no further; I have the solution for you. Stack Overflow has created a macropad that was programmed to perform just two actions: copy and paste. Stack Overflow's The Key is as compact as keyboards can get, so you can feel confident knowing you never press the wrong button when you need to copy and/paste something. The keypad has a C and V key associated with copying and pasting when you prefer not to use a mouse or trackpad. There's also a third button, and while it most likely acts as a substitute for the Ctrl or Cmd key, Stack Overflow says all three buttons are programmable. Personally, I think re-programming the C and V key to doing something that isn't copying and pasting defeats the purpose of buying it entirely, but you do you. Stack Overflow originally created this concept earlier this year as a gag for April Fool's Day. And while the gag itself is quite funny, the company's blog post notes that people began showing genuine interest and were upset this was not an actual product they could buy.While it is always great to see company's turn April Fool's Day gags into real products, this idea is nothing novel. Programmable compact keyboards have been around for a little while – a quick search on stores including Amazon, AliExpress, and Drop show a number of different macropads.But if you really like Stack Overflow's design, or you just want to buy this as a gag joke for someone, the company is partnering with Drop to release The Key. It retails for $29, and the next batch is slated to begin shipping on December 13, making this the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved one.Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.
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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Opening Date Revealed for Walt Disney World

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Opening Date Revealed for Walt Disney World

Disney has announced that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will officially open at Walt Disney World on March 1, 2022.This two-night, immersive adventure that takes guests to that galaxy far, far away will also see its bookings begin on October 28, 2021, for those who wish to secure their spot in the Star Wars-themed hotel/experience.Disney also shared a glimpse of Galactic Starcruiser's Bridge, where guests will be able to learn all about what it takes to pilot the Halcyon – the in-universe starcruiser that this adventure takes place on – and where the crew will teach guests how to help with navigation, power, defense, and other critical systems. NEW: A first look at the bridge on the Halcyon Galactic Starcruiser. pic.twitter.com/6e38GVWZU2— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 30, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThis news follows the reveal of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser's pricing and first look video, which gives those interested a chance to see how much it will cost to live out their Star Wars story.The pricing breakdown for a Standard Cabin – which can sleep up to four or five passengers – is as follows;Two guests per cabin $1,209 per guest per night or $4,809 totalThree guests per cabin (two adults, one child)$889 per guest per night or $5,299 totalFour guests per cabin (three adults, one child)$749 per guest per night or $5,999 totalThis pricing includes a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Galaxy's Edge on the first day of the journey, two breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals per guest, a quick-service meal, valet parking, an exclusive Galactic Starcruiser MagicBand, and much more.Guest will also be able to not only become a Jedi and wield a lightsaber against a remote training device not unlike the one Luke faced in Star Wars: A New Hope, but it will also be the first place fans can see Disney's realistic, retractable lightsaber.Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is meant to let fans live out their own Star Wars story, and they will be able to choose to join the First Order of the Resistance and interact with the well-known characters like Rey, Kylo Ren and Chewbacca and brand-new characters, aliens, and more. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Dune: Denis Villeneuve Reveals the Character Who Fascinated Him the Most From the Original Story

Dune: Denis Villeneuve Reveals the Character Who Fascinated Him the Most From the Original Story

Dune director Denis Villeneuve says he identified a very "influential" character in Frank Herbert's novel, which helped him to narrow his focus for the film adaptation.In a first-person piece for Empire magazine, Villeneuve revealed how he combined his own vision with the soul of the source material to pen Dune's script with co-writers Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. He explained that he wanted to bring the female characters to the forefront of the story as he recognized Rebecca Ferguson's Lady Jessica as an important character."For me, it was important to bring more femininity to the story," Villeneuve said. "I am fascinated by the relationship of femininity and power, the place of women in society. [Screenwriter] Eric Roth said, 'If you had one aspect of the novel you would like me to focus on, what would it be?' I said, 'The women.' "The entire story unfolds because of Lady Jessica, because of a decision she made to give birth to Paul instead of a girl [via a breeding programme]," he added, honing in on Timothee Chalamet's Paul Atreides and his mother. "She's a fascinating character, one of the most influential and most interesting in the novel."Jessica is a member of the Bene Gesserit religious order and helps Paul nurture his fledgling psychic abilities as their family moves to the planet Arrakis. Jessica's relationship with her order is strained after her failure to bear Duke Leto a daughter, but the Bene Gesserit still take a keen interest in Paul and his latent superhuman potential.Villeneuve previously spoke about the challenges of finding the equilibrium between satisfying fans of the book as well as mainstream audiences with his film adaptation. He had to decide what to include and exclude from the original novel and unfortunately as a result of that process Gurney Halleck's baliset ended up on the cutting room floor.We'll find out how it all plays out when Dune Part 1 releases in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22. The movie had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, and the first impressions of the star-studded sci-fi epic have started to emerge. Read IGN's review of Dune by clicking here.Adele Ankers is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.
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Tango Gameworks Is Already Developing Its Next Game After Ghostwire: Tokyo

Tango Gameworks Is Already Developing Its Next Game After Ghostwire: Tokyo

As fans continue to wait for the release of Ghostwire: Tokyo from Tango Gameworks, studio founder Shinji Mikami has revealed another new title is already in the works, and it's being led by Evil Within 2's director. Mikami appeared in a video with Xbox head Phil Spencer as part of Microsoft's livestream event during the first day of Tokyo Game Show and hinted at a new title, saying that John Johanas, the director of The Evil Within 2, is working on it. Mikami mentioned Johanas when prodded by Spencer to talk about the Tango Gameworks’ philosophy of fostering young new talent: "Right now John is in the middle of working energetically on a new game," Mikami told Spencer.Mikami did not drop any further hints on what type of game Johanas may be working on. Due to Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda Softworks' parent company, ZeniMax Media, and its studios last year, it's likely whatever title Johanas is hard at work on is being developed with Xbox platforms in mind. Johanas has been with Tango Gameworks since August 2010 and was the visual effects designer for the 2014 survival horror title The Evil Within. Johanas served as director for the game's two DLC offerings.He then took the torch from Mikami and directed The Evil Within 2. Shouldering both the pressure of building upon the franchise and taking the reins from a survival horror legend in Mikami, Johanas helped deliver an experience that garnered mostly positive responses from critics and players when it was released in 2017. Mikami has mentioned in past interviews that part of the reason he tapped Johanas to helm The Evil Within 2 was because the veteran game designer views Tango Gameworks as a place to nurture talent and give young creatives a chance to spread their wings and succeed. Mikami has had a long career in the business and has been paying it forward by providing opportunities to young talents like Johanas and giving them the space and freedom to create and come up with new ideas. Spencer alluded to that as well during their TGS chat: “One of the things you and I have talked about is the importance of young people in our industry, bringing new voices onto our creative teams, and hearing from a new generation of creators,” said Spencer.Rather than having young creatives wait for their turn, Mikami gives some of them a chance…
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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Will Include a New Hub, Monsters, and Locations – Tokyo Game Show 2021

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Expansion Will Include a New Hub, Monsters, and Locations – Tokyo Game Show 2021

Capcom has revealed a number of new details about its "massive expansion" to Monster Hunter Rise, Sunbreak.Announced during a Capcom showcase at Tokyo Game Show 2021, we saw a little more from the game's cutscenes and learned new details about the monsters and locations we'll be visiting. It's very much an expansion for seasoned Rise players, only allowing access after finishing the 7-star quest Serpent Goddess of Thunder.After finishing that quest, you'll be able to take your hunter on a journey, leaving behind the core game's hub, Kamura Village, and taking you to a brand new base of operations (which hasn't yet been revealed). The eerie location we saw in the game's introductory trailer was confirmed to be a new hunting locale, complete with castle ruins to scale using your wirebugs.We also learned more about some of the monsters involved. The Elder Dragon seen in the first trailer is called Malzeno, but other details remains scarce. We'll also see a number of returning monsters from older games, including Shogun Ceanataur, which got a trailer introduction of its own.Capcom also announced that the PC version of Monster Hunter Rise will be released in January 2022. Given that Sunbreak doesn't arrive until summer 2022, it will be released for PC at the same time.It's sounding like a very similar approach to expansion as Monster Hunter World's Iceborne DLC. In our 9/10 review, we called it "a true beast of an expansion", and that it was almost big enoughn to be a sequel on its own, adding many new monsters and locations, as well as quality of life improvements. Here's hoping Sunbreak follows suit.Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]
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Save an Extra 40% Off This Training Package Covering Today’s Top Tech Skills

Save an Extra 40% Off This Training Package Covering Today’s Top Tech Skills

Partner content by StackCommerceI’m probably not the only one who is more than ready to make a major life change, although it may have taken me longer than most to figure out what it would be. I’ve always wanted to work in the tech industry because I find it fascinating. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt that tech careers pay well. But I just didn’t see how I could swing the training, considering the time and tuition involved. At least, that was until I heard about CompTIA. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association and its vendor-neutral certifications are recognized worldwide. That's because employers know that the certification exams cover the skills they value most, so every certification adds a little more shine to a resume and makes it stand out among a crowd of competitors.I eventually settled on The 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super Bundle from iCollege, which was packed with 15 courses, each to prep for a different certification, and it was exactly what I needed.Why I Chose the 2021 Complete CompTIA Certification Prep Super BundleAffordabilityThere was no way that I was going to start taking out new student loans to train for a new career. That was an absolute deal-breaker. And I was perfectly happy with the $69 price tag, but you can get it even cheaper than I did (it's an additional 40% off for a limited time when you use promo code VIP40!)QualityThere are other training courses available to prepare you for CompTIA certification exams, but the quality can vary widely. But iCollege is one of the most trusted platforms in the e-learning marketplace, and only products from the best vendors and suppliers are used.ConvenienceI love being able to train at my own pace, and I really love being able to do so from the comfort of my own home or anywhere else I feel like it. It wasn’t just the cost of tuition that put me off from going back to school. Adding another commute to my week was not at all appealing. And best of all, I don’t have to take time off from my full-time job to get the training I need.Lifetime AccessSince the bundle includes courses for absolute novices all the way to advanced levels of experience, I feel like I can just craft exactly the career path I choose. But that wouldn’t be the case…
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I Leveled-Up My Life With Unlimited Online Courses, And This Is How It Improved Everything

I Leveled-Up My Life With Unlimited Online Courses, And This Is How It Improved Everything

Partner content by StackCommerceGaming makes everything better. I love setting a challenge, working to hit it, and always striving to reach that next level. So, why not take that ethos and apply it to more than just Fortnite? I wanted to know — could I gamify self-improvement, and boost more than just my Gamerscore? By making a small change to unleash my true potential, I wanted to see if I could level up my entire life. That was the challenge I set myself when I signed up for StackSkills Unlimited Online Courses.As the name suggests, StackSkills Unlimited is a totally unlimited subscription to thousands of eLearning courses — and with just one simple payment, the subscription lasts for life. That means you get access to top-rated training on a huge variety of self-improvement topics, forever. No wonder it’s loved by users across the world. I decided that, thanks to its one-time low payment, StackSkills Unlimited was the perfect way to take on my challenge. Elearning is the latest big trend in leveling up your life and with good reason. With the latest innovations in online learning, you no longer have to quit your job and enroll in enormously expensive college courses to learn a new profession or attend night school to learn a new skill. Now, you can take high-quality courses in your own time, on-demand from anywhere. Everything is ready to stream from desktop or mobile — whether you’re traveling or in the comfort of your own home. I don’t know about you, but that’s how I like to take on my gaming challenges. Here’s how I leveled up my life, all with just one service… I trained for a six-figure career Perhaps the most exciting thing about the courses available on StackSkills Unlimited is the variety of topics you can boost your skills in. Naturally, I headed straight to the ones which had the potential to make me the most money — what else would you do in a game situation? With tons of different coding courses to be discovered in the StackSkills, I started with “C# Basics for Beginners: Learn C# Fundamentals by Coding” which I’ll be able to follow up with more C# courses, like “C# Advanced Topics: Take Your C# Skills to the Next Level” in order to finally learn to write clean code and start an exciting new career as a developer. The average…
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How Learning Python Turned Me Into A Working Programmer

How Learning Python Turned Me Into A Working Programmer

Partner content by StackCommerceI’ve loved working with computers since I was a little kid. I remember learning some basic code in middle school, but my interests never developed because I spent all of my time playing sports. That obsession lasted until I was in college, where I found myself studying business and playing for the school's baseball team. Those were a fun four years, and then they ended, and I didn’t get drafted, and sports took a backseat. I went on to work in various sales-related companies for the next decade, and I absolutely hated every minute of it. While I was using and selling electronics, softwares, and programs on a daily basis—neither myself nor the people I was selling to had any idea how any of this stuff actually worked. Having observed this oddity and having it bother me for years, I finally decided one day to change industries and pursue something that spoke directly to my interests. The Essential Programming Languages I decided somewhat blindly that I wanted to be a programmer, and I didn’t really have the slightest clue how broad of an ambition that was. I also blindly applied to some junior developer positions, just to see what I was lacking. Everyone kept asking for knowledge of Java, C#, and Python. The more these languages popped up, the more I realized that I had to actually learn one of them. While researching ways to learn programming languages from home, I came across The Premium Python Certification Bundle. It was heavily discounted and promised to, “strengthen your programming career and up your earning potential.” Considering I didn’t quite have a career yet, I figured there was a lot in there that I could learn. So, I bought it—all 10 courses and 875 lessons. Learning Python From Home I’m not the most DIY person and have always had trouble relating to those friends who seem to be able to teach themselves anything on YouTube. So, buying these remote education courses was somewhat intimidating, or at least it was until I actually dove in. My novice self felt rightfully taken care of from the first course, which is The Complete 2021 Python Course. This gave me my first insights on how to create programs, apps, scripts, and even games with Python Programming. Focused on introducing the students to the ins and outs of Python, this course really set the…
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