A racist line in the upcoming Monster Hunter movie has Chinese audiences rightfully upset.

Monster Hunter World is facing the ire of upset audiences due to a controversial comment in the new film.

The Monster Hunter film already has fans of the franchise cautious. The modern military elements mixed with the iconography of the game is a stark choice and not one die-hards seem overly thrilled about.

However, it appears the film is now even beginning to hurt the franchise’s flagship title, Monster Hunter World. The game has come under fire from Chinese audiences, where the film is available. Negative reviews hit Steam as a reaction to a controversial line in the film which seemingly refers to a discriminatory chant.

Senior Analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad (via Eurogamer) posted a clip on his Twitter. He went on to explain:

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Months ago, Capcom announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne’s final content update with plans to permanently reintroduce all event quests and rotate hub-specific festivals every two weeks. That update, entitled 15.10, dropped today in advance of Monster Hunter Rise’s 2021 release. So, while everyone is gearing up to clear any limited-time modes they might’ve missed over the years, I’ll be in my element: Alone; among the rustling forests, echoing canyons, and frozen prairies of the New World.


Monster Hunter: World was an unexpected gift from my best friend. He’d been playing Capcom’s famed action/RPG franchise for as long as I could remember. I wasn’t particularly impressed by his explanations of the series’ age-old gameplay loop. Even so, I spent half of Monster Hunter: World’s launch day tinkering with its character creator. Soon, my avatar “Spider Face ” was born, and together we spent hundreds of hours conducting field research Read the rest

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John Wick Hex

Good Shepherd Entertainment

$19.99
Become The Baba Yaga

John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.

Featuring a unique blend of strategic time-based action, John Wick Hex captures the feel of the tactical combat from the films and blurs the line between the strategy and action video game genres. Perform well and progress in the main story

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The man behind Geralt of Rivia’s husky tones hasn’t been asked to work on CD Projekt’s upcoming RPG.

Polish studio CD Projekt is trying to keep a lid on what goes on in Cyberpunk 2077, but we know one thing for sure.

The voice of The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia, Doug Cockle, is not going to be making a cameo in the studio’s latest release. Speaking to Eurogamer, the voice actor confirmed that he hasn’t had any involvement in the project.

“Sadly, I haven’t had any involvement with Cyberpunk thus far,” he said. “It was mentioned long ago but [CDPR] hasn’t brought me in for anything. I’m kinda sad about it actually!

“Oh well,” he added. “Maybe in the future…”

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Summary

  • Phogs! is out now with Xbox Game Pass so what better time to learn more about the fantastical worlds they live in?
  • Aside from the adorably resourceful and stretchy doggos, Red and Blue, there are some wonderful things to explore across the three themed worlds of Food, Sleep, and Play.
  • Here are just a few things we think you’ll really love…

Phogs! is here just in time for the holidays! What better way to spend the festive break than grabbing, borking, and stretching your way through this delightfully whimsical yet challenging puzzle game? Thanks to local and online multiplayer, you can even play together with your bestie, whether they are on the couch next to you, or miles apart.

So, what can you expect to find in the wonderful world of Phogs? Aside from the adorably resourceful and stretchy doggos, Red and Blue, there are some wonderful things … Read the rest

Dauntless lets you roam around islands hunting down behemoths and using parts of them to craft new and exciting weaponry. The free-to-play game has been around for quite some time (we reviewed it all the way back in early access, much has changed since then) and today Dauntless adds an open world experience to the game with the launch of Dauntless Reforged. 18 different open world islands are added to the mix where players can hunt a plethora of different beasts, find treasures, and more.

Previously, island hunts would task players with hunting down a behemoth and completing a mission in a task structure of sorts. Today, players can engage with The Hunting Grounds in order to explore, hunt, and collect in a variety of environments that are designed to offer variance, replayability, and surprise. Along the way you can find treasure, take on multiple behemoths, and uncover other … Read the rest

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DRAGON QUEST® XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ – Definitive Edition

SQUARE ENIX

$39.99
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The ultimate edition of the latest major entry in the legendary RPG series!

Embark upon an epic adventure as The Luminary: the chosen one in a world that vows to hunt him down. The Luminary and his unique band of loyal companions work together to survive an onslaught of ne’er-do-wells and overthrow the dark forces that plot to plunge the world of Erdrea into chaos. Explore the massive world of DRAGON QUEST and awaken your power in this can't-miss adventure!

– UNRAVEL AN EPIC MYSTERY IN A RIVETING TALE – You are the Luminary, a hunted Hero who must uncover the mystery of his fate.
– ASSEMBLE A COLORFUL CAST – Accompanying you is an endearing

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You’ll Never Walk Alone might be wonderful for Liverpool fans, but it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard for others.

FIFA 21 has finally made its way to PS5, Xbox Series X and S. From my early matches, EA has delivered a game of football that looks decently better than the last-gen version, but to be honest the intro threw me so much I’m not sure I’m thinking clearly. You see, FIFA 21 on next-gen has a very Liverpool-centric opening. I don’t like it one bit.

I’ll admit that I have a potentially irrational dislike of Liverpool football club. For this I mostly blame my granddad, who used to utter the very worst swear words whenever Liverpool were on TV, back in the days before the Premier League and pitches looked worse than my garden. I’m a reasonable person, I think. I appreciate that Liverpool have been an incredible team … Read the rest

Worms Rumble reimagines the turn-based classic as a real-time arena shooter. It’s arcadey and colourful and extremely brisk. I would love to tell you that this is the definitive Worms Battle Royale, but so far Last Worm Standing is actually my least favourite of the three modes on offer. Nonetheless I guess that’s the pitch.

It’s 32 players blasting each other to pieces in surprisingly expansive 2D environments with lots of architectural complexity to balance the fact that there are so many people packed in there together. There are shopping malls and underground stations with working trains. There are vents and elevators and secret areas, which are covered to the player until you head inside yourself – which could mean a nasty surprise. You spawn with one of a handful of weapons but there are plenty of others scattered around. This is Worms so there are rifles and shotguns, but … Read the rest