Summary

  • The November 2020 Xbox Console Update is beginning to roll out for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One family of devices.
  • Xbox Series X|S owners get more dynamic background options and an Auto HDR indicator in the guide.
  • Optimized for X|S” badges make it easy to know which games are ready for Xbox Series X|S.
  • Xbox Game Pass members can browse and pre-load games with a new Coming Soon section.

This month marked the start of the next generation of console gaming on Xbox with the release of Xbox Series X|S, and Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make your experience on Xbox even better. Just like we’ve done on Xbox One, we will continue to periodically release software updates designed to improve your Xbox gaming experience based on your feedback, including both delivering you new features and fixing bugs. This month’s release includes … Read the rest

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release:

November 23, 2020

Reviewed on: PC

Compared to the lifespan of most games, World of Warcraft is ancient – but it’s hardly a relic. Even today, Blizzard’s MMORPG continues to keep the content flowing for players old and new. Shadowlands is the eighth expansion, and this journey through the afterlife comes with fresh features alongside systems that will be extremely familiar to veterans of the game. At the core, Shadowlands succeeds with powerful world-building fantasy, player identity, and bold gameplay elements.

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Shadowlands’ premise is simple and straightforward. You invade the many realms of the afterlife to foil the plans of a mysterious arch-enemy called the Jailer. He is exceptionally boring as a villain right now, and takes a backseat to the true all-stars of the afterlife: the four distinct factions that the player explores and eventually aligns … Read the rest

Retro gaming enthusiasts are managing to get PlayStation 2 games up and running on Microsoft’s Xbox Series S/X.

By using some tricks inside the Xbox Series S and X‘s built-in developer mode, gamers are managing to emulate PlayStation 2 titles on the new tech – and emulate them well.

The emulation scene on the new Xbox hardware has been progressing steadily since the consoles launched earlier in November, and now creators like Modern Vintage Gamer (video is embedded below) are showing off just how well the new Xbox systems can run legacy titles.

The video above shows off the likes of God of War, Shadow of the Colossus, God Hand, and more working via Xbox Series S. Though there are some occasional bugs, for the most part, the titles run smoothly and are emulated without serious visible issues.

This is all thanks to Developer Mode, a feature that can … Read the rest

Thursday’s 1.0.4 patch for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the first big update for Ubisoft’s latest massive open worlder – and a crucial one, delivering a vast array of gameplay improvements and bug fixes, but of course, the Digital Foundry focus is more on technical validation for what has been the most contentious of the next generation launch line-up. For all of its spec advantages, Xbox Series X ran with a performance penalty against PlayStation 5, while Xbox Series S launched without the signature next-gen 60fps support. The 1.0.4 patch aims to address of all of this – and indeed, it does – and also adds a 4K30 quality mode too.

First of all though, we need to tackle an interesting wrinkle that has emerged from the arrival of the new patch. While there’s broad consensus that the performance situation is much improved on Xbox Series X, another narrative has emerged … Read the rest

Summary

  • A new Totally Reliable Delivery Service content update with cool events and new cosmetics!
  • Come discover two completely new events to play solo or with your friends: Windy Wings and Laser Barrage.
  • Alongside which we have also added a completely new category of cosmetics: The Super-Powered Cosmetics and a range of awesome shiny vehicles skins.

A new Totally Reliable Delivery Service content update is bringing a load of additional cool stuff! Come discover two completely new events to play solo or with your friends: Windy Wings and Laser Barrage. Alongside which we have also added a completely new category of cosmetics: The Super-Powered Cosmetics and a range of awesome shiny vehicles skins.

Laser Barrage Event – Survive the Alien Invasion!

Survive the alien invasion by dodging the Laser Barrage as long as you can! If you can manage to survive the longest you will earn brand new cosmetics. You … Read the rest

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers a stunning open-world for players to live out those Viking fantasies in. It even houses some pretty stellar references, including a Dungeons & Dragons game. That being said, there is one aspect that is far from beauty and grace, and it’s these children that OH MY GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEIR FACE?! 

Look, we’re not here to judge. All children are beautiful in the eyes of yada yada yada, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that these kids have officially out-uglied the boat people of Marvel’s Spider-Man when it first launched on the PS4. 

One Reddit user made a horrifying compilation showing off some of the best (?) of the best (again, ?) and really, this is not the content we should be sharing with you but we’re doing it anyway. Sorry: 

Reddit @KrutToppen

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Spoon-bending magician Uri Geller has finally given Nintendo permission to print Kadabra on Pokémon cards again after a 20 year legal battle in which Geller claimed the character’s likeness was too familiar to his own.

After an article over on The Gamer once again dug into why the mid-stage evolution psychic Pokemon hasn’t appeared on Pokemon cards in about two decades, Geller appears to have enjoyed a change of heart.

“I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago,” Geller tweeted. “Kids and grownups I am releasing the ban. It’s now all up to #Nintendo to bring my #kadabra #pokemon card back. It will probably be one of the rarest cards now! Much energy and love to all!”

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Bluepoint Games’ reimagining of Demon’s Souls is the highest-rated launch game on PS5, and understandably so. The Austin studio has done a fantastic job of bringing its interpretation of Demon’s Souls to Sony’s brand-new console, furnishing its remake of a cult classic with mod-cons like a fully-featured photo mode, two different graphical options – and, of course, graphics to die for. Still, it’s fascinating to note some of the things Bluepoint had creative license to change when remaking Demon’s Souls – and to ask whether some elements of the original design have been lost in translation.

Demon’s Souls had a rocky start. Initially pitched as an ‘Oblivion’ competitor, it struggled in its early stages of development. This is where Armored Core 4 and For Answer Director, Hidetaka Miyazaki was brought on to steer the ship, and make sure that Demon’s Souls made it all the way to a final release. … Read the rest

Summary

  • BFF or Die is a couch co-op game that you can enjoy with friends, family, and your significant other.
  • Sitting around the TV together you’ll have fun playing as time traveling aliens who help each other survive through ancient Egyptian mazes, puzzles, and dangers.
  • For our team of three, this is a big deal — our passion project is coming out on Xbox One!

I’m Shaz, the game designer of BFF or Die. As a lifelong gamer, I’ve grown up playing video games. My most memorable gaming moments come from when I used to meet up with a group of four friends and play local multiplayer games all weekend. I look back on those times fondly – they made me appreciate how gaming can be the social glue to build lasting friendships.

We’ve been developing BFF or Die for a long time. We started out with a demo … Read the rest

In a year defined by ample hardships, video games have been a routine escape for many of us. Luckily, we saw the release of several incredible games, including Hades, The Last of Us Part II, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and much more. However, with so many sizable game releases, some of the year’s most interesting experiences likely flew under your radar.

Without further ado, here are 5 hidden gem games you missed in 2020. 

Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain 2 is a roguelike third-person shooter wherein teams of up to 4 travel from dimension to dimension to explore space and time. Players slowly build up their stats and abilities each run by obliterating waves of alien enemies and subsequently collecting randomized loot.

Thanks to the abundant offerings of its item system, Risk of Rain 2 facilitates a power fantasy that would be considered broken in other games. Read the rest