Sega has released the first of numerous free updates for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and today’s update adds Sonic to the game.

Alongside Sonic, the free content update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 also adds a new boss raid mode.

Players can look forward to new characters, a fresh game mode, new background music, and 20 new avatars with the update.

Four new playable characters are joining the game: Sonic the Hedgehog, Lidelle, Ms. Accord, and The Ocean Prince.

Each of the characters has their own skills in talent battle mode.

The new online mode Boss Raid has players teaming up to defeat a mutual opponent for cooperative fun. Here, up to four players will face a CPU-controlled boss. Switch players can even face the boss together using local wireless multiplayer mode.

In the talent battle mode, players can use the extended rooster. During the game, puyos have to be … Read the rest

AMD was the second big chipmaker to deliver a CES 2021 press conference, with Team Red announcing new Ryzen 5000 series processors for laptops while teasing new Radeon graphics cards and Big Navi on laptops coming soon. Here’s what you need to know!

First up, the number of new mobile chips that debuted in the 40-minute conference was kind of insane. AMD announced 13 new processors, including 10 models with current-gen Zen 3 designs and three with last-gen Zen 2 chips instead, with the latter mostly at the bottom end of the lineup and costing less. Like last year’s Ryzen 4000 chips, the new processors are split into high performance (‘H’) and ultra-thin-friendly (‘U’) designs, with six or eight cores in the vast majority. If you’re familiar with AMD’s Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 naming scheme on desktop, you’ll be pleased to know that the same … Read the rest

The Year of Klingon is continuing in Star Trek Online, with the next chapter of our epic story that shakes the Klingon Empire to its very core, Star Trek Online: House Shattered. Starring J.G. Hertzler (Martok from “Deep Space Nine”) and Robert O’Reilly (Gowron from “The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine”), we find players falsely accused of an attack on Khitomer, the center of diplomacy for the modern galaxy. In order to clear your name, you must hire a dangerous crew and break into Klingon Chancellor J’Mpok’s most private files. Can you survive this clandestine mission?

This is the second time J.G. Hertzler has returned to the role of Martok within Star Trek Online, just one of over 40 different classic Star Trek actors that have reprised their roles within our game. After becoming Chancellor in “Deep Space Nine,” Martok ruled peacefully for many years. But … Read the rest

Bloober Team knows a thing or two about weaving an incredible horror tale, and that streak continues with the upcoming psychological thriller, The Medium. To celebrate the upcoming launch of this titillating horror adventure, the studio behind the title just revealed a new live-action trailer that offers an eerie new look at the mystery behind it all. 

The Medium is much more than just another scary experience. It’s a game that flirts with psychological warfare, meant to tease the player into a dualistic experience that thrives on uncertainty and a convoluted sense of reality. The live-action trailer goes beyond that, showing off even more disturbing elements to the world that The Medium has to offer: 

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“The Medium is a game with a very strong narrative backbone. The most important thing for me was to understand what the essence of this story is, who its … Read the rest

Let’s hope MachineGames isn’t going to deliver the gaming equivalent of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Yesterday, Bethesda managed to snag the attention of movie and gaming geeks alike with a 30-second teaser trailer for a new Indiana Jones game. Confirmed to be in development from MachineGames (the studio behind the Wolfenstein series) and with input from Todd Howard and Lucasfilm Games, the as-yet-untitled project will be the first official Indiana Jones game since 2011’s Indiana Jones Adventure World. (That one was a Facebook browser game, in case like me you’d never heard of it until just now.)

But even a decade on from that last — let’s not pretend otherwise — underwhelming video game outing for old Indy, can this new game compete with the best of what’s come before?

The newly-announced project is, by my count, the nineteenth video game to see the player pick up a … Read the rest

The Last Guardian can run at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5, making it the ultimate way to play the game. That’s the headline and the video on this page speaks for itself. We’ve never seen director Fumito Ueda’s creation run so smoothly on any platform, and certainly not on its original release back in 2016. In fact, by default, the game runs at 30fps on PS5, requiring access to the original gold master version of the title – preserved on Blu-ray disc – to let this classic title spread its wings on Sony’s next generation hardware.

There are many legacy PlayStation 4 titles that see transformative improvements when run on PS5 under backwards compatibility, but The Last Guardian is special simply because of how challenging it is to run well on either of Sony’s last-gen machines, with frame-rates often dipping well beneath the 30fps target. And just whyRead the rest

Since 2017, over 2.6 million people have revisited their childhood fears by playing Little Nightmares. The strange events those fans experienced during their escape from The Maw have spawned countless theories and an active community of sleuths, all trying their best to interpret the dark yet charming dollhouse of a dream that they explored with Six.

Now, you can sample a demo of the new nightmare from the creators of this much-beloved game. Play as Mono and explore the Wilderness outside of the Pale City, where you can just begin to see the effects of the Transmission warping the world around him. He’ll have a chance to save Six from captivity, and together, they’ll have to survive an encounter with the Hunter, who doesn’t appreciate it when prey escape from his traps.

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Both this demo and Little Nightmares II can be played on Xbox One family of devices with … Read the rest

Game streaming is slowly clawing its way into a viable position as a mainstream alternative to consoles – and a native TV app is a big step forward.

While the ongoing pandemic is preventing the industry from gathering in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show continues online – and one of the biggest announcements for video games was quietly made by TV maker LG as it revealed its 2021 line-up. That reveal? Several of LG’s new TVs will support native apps for playing Google Stadia games. Some older LG TVs will also get an update to offer the app at a later date.

Right now, playing Google Stadia on a TV relies on you having a Chromecast device that you plug into a TV’s HDMI port. You sync a controller to the Chromecast device, then boot into a Stadia app within that to play. This is a notable development, as … Read the rest

AMD’s brand new RDNA 2 architecture has arrived for desktop PCs via the RX 6000 line of graphics cards – and it’s an important release, bringing with it full hardware support for the DirectX 12 Ultimate feature set, including the DXR API. Yes, ray tracing is now part and parcel of AMD’s high-end parts, and we wanted to get a grip on just how effective the Radeon rendition of the technology is in the RX 6800 XT – and how it compares to its closest rival, the RTX 3080. Benchmarks have shown that Nvidia’s second generation technology is faster than AMD’s debut offering, but what’s the full story here?

To help put this piece together, XFX sent me a factory overclocked example of the RX 6800 XT, specifically the Speedster Merc 319 edition of the card. Using its own tri-fan cooler design, this monstrous card delivers boost clocks rated at … Read the rest

The Echoes of the Atlas expansion brings a lot to the table in terms of new brutal challenges to overcome alongside items that herald fresh ways to play. Whether you’re a new player who washed up on the shores of Wraeclast this morning, or a titan of the genre powering your way deep into the endgame to vanquish your enemies, this expansion has something for everyone at every level.

If you push your way into Path of Exile‘s endgame, you’ll be invited to take on a brutal showdown: you versus up to ten of Path of Exile‘s most difficult encounters at once. Succeeding in these fights will unlock passive points which can be spent on the new Atlas Passive Trees. These are one of the new features of Path of Exile‘s endgame which allow you to control and specialize in the kind of encounters you’ll experience in … Read the rest