One of the issues we had with The King of Fighters XIV in our review was its inconsistent net code. Match connections could vary from impeccable to abysmal, and the on-screen connection indicator didn't mean much. There was also an issue which caused matches to play out in slow motion. The latter may not be the case for much longer.
According to a translation by The King of Fighters fan site Mad Man's Cafe, SNK producer Yasuyuki Oda recently posted on Facebook that the company is aware of the slow-down issues in matchmaking and are working on a fix,...
The 28th playable hero in Battleborn, Ernest, is ready to take the fight to the Varelsi. With a variety of explosives at his disposal, he’s a tough bird.
Ernest’s main weapon is a grenade launcher that deals area damage on either impact or a delay. The rest of his abilities are appropriate egg-themed.
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The power egg buffs teammates, while his explosive charge looks like a spiky egg on a stick. His ultimate disperses mines from (you guessed it) an egg.
Also announced today is the...
The combo isn’t all that complicated. It goes like this: As Ibuki in Street Fighter V, you hold forward while pressing the heavy kick button to launch the opponent into the air, hold back and tap the medium punch button and make sure you only land one of the two hits, dash over to the other side by doing a quarter-circle and press the light kick button, then perform a Raida by doing another half-circle backward and press the light punch button.
It sounds intricate, but it’s a lot smoother in practice. The whole thing happens in about three seconds. It’s four button presses and three simple motions, and yet I’ve been practicing it for over an hour. My goal is to get it down well enough...
“When I tell people I’m a hauler, they instantly assume I got some lump of a ship. That it can’t be sexy. I’ll tell ya. There ain’t nothing better than seeing their face drop once my Kore goes vertical.”
- Karl Mimsy, Independent Hauler
Reliant Kore: Flight Ready
The 2946 MISC Reliant is cleared for launch. Featuring a distinct flying-wing shape, extensive cargo room, unique weapons mounts and Xi’An influenced technology, this new addition to MISC’s lineup is sure to be popular around the inhabited universe. Planned as a ‘starter ship’ for new pilots, the Kore variant of the Reliant is a hauler with additional speed and dogfighting capabilities not found in a dedicated freighter ship.
In fact, the Kore was...
“It doesn’t have quantum drive! It doesn’t have a laser cannon! Why the [redacted] would I want my own ARGO? Because I work for a living, that’s why, and no interstellar commerce has ever moved from point A to point B without touching an ARGO’s hull plating somewhere along the way.”
- Captain Danica Carraway, Licensed Hull-C #3-A48-MMT6 (“Fred’s Pride”)
THE ARGO MPUV PLATFORM
In a galaxy full of badass starfighters, impossibly complex explorers, massive cargo ships and rough-and-ready miners, is there room for some simplicity? The team at ARGO Astronautics says: YES. The ARGO may not be any kind of warship and it’s unlikely an ARGO will ever be the first to set down on an alien world… but they are an essential...
We have published a major update to Star Citizen. Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 includes significant changes to Star Citizen’s Crusader persistent universe environment. This patch, now available in your Star Citizen launcher, introduces the detailed Grim HEX pirate base, which is a major addition to the game world and an important part of our evolving faction system. Three ships have been added to flight-ready status, the Reliant KORE and two variants of the ARGO MPUV short-range transport. Details on other aspects of the patch are available below, and a full...
Bottle and Cappy, the adorable, fragile mascots of Fallout 4’s Nuka-World are coming to Fallout Shelter today. The duo bring with them presents for all good Vault Overseers.
The Nuka-World update includes a number of new quests. The 1.7 update also includes weekly quests, as well as special missions for events and holidays. If you complete the Nuka-World quest, Bottle and Cappy will visit your vault with gifts of caps and Nuka-Cola Quantum.
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You can also see Bottle and Cappy in a new animated short (above). They’ll explain the safety rules for Nuka-World, which is launching in Fallout 4 on August 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One,...
World of Final Fantasy is an adorable take on the franchise that gives players a chance to interact with classic characters and monsters. More familiar faces have been revealed, including Boko, Terra, Bartz, and Gilgamesh.
The upcoming spinoff includes a number of legendary monsters (called mirages), including Mega Mirage Bahamut and Bismarck. Players will travel to a number of Final Fantasy worlds, encountering characters like Quacho Queen and miscreants like Final Fantasy VI’s Ultros.
World of Final Fantasy will be out on October 25 for PlayStation 4 and Vita. You can read more about it in our...
Rebellion Developments, creators of the Sniper Elite series, have released a new trailer for Battlezone, a launch title for the PlayStation VR.
Battlezone was originally a first-person tank game released by Atari for arcades in 1980. Rebellion looks to take a lot of inspiration from that original title, replicating its first-person perspective and sharp, angular aesthetic.
You can watch the new trailer, which outlines some of the features of the new title, below. Battlezone is expected to release for PlayStation 4 and PC on October 13.
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Stars like Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, and Felicia Day are uniting once again, but this time in a mobile video game.
Con Man: The Game is based off the Comic Con-HQ show featuring Alan Tudyk as Wray Nerely, a man who starred in the beloved sci-fi show that ended too soon (an obvious spoof off Firefly), and now he tours the con circuit. Tudyk and Fillion ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to create the series, asking for $425,000. The campaign ended up receiving $3 million, making it the highest crowdfunded web show to date. Con Man: The Game became a reality when the campaign reached the $3 million tier. Now the game is free-to-play on iOS and Google Play.
The final trailer in the six-part series of character vignette trailers for Mafia III introduces the people who've mentored Lincoln Clay over the years.
Father James Ballard was Lincoln's adoptive father and guidince presence in his early years. John Donovan is a CIA agent who served with Lincoln in Vietnam. The trailer (available below) ties these characters to Clay's past.
You can also watch the rest of the character trailers for The Marcanos,...
In Tyranny, the world has turned upside down. Evil has conquered good, and you're one of the baddies. During Gamescom, we got a better look at one of Tyranny's dungeons, and its spell creation system.
Tyranny is an isometric RPG from Obsidian, similar to the likes of Baldur's Gate and Pillars of Eternity. Set in a magical land following a devastating war, you play as an officer to the evil overlord Kyros. While evil reigns in Tyranny, certain story choices you make affect the world around you. You can either continue to be merciless, or try to make this land a better place.
In the demo, we chase after another character, leading us into a dungeon beyond the Old Walls, which are large structures...
Around the Verse: Episode 3.4 - Frankfurt
This week, join our Frankfurt Studio where we find out what’s new in Star Citizen, take a look at an awesome recap of GamesCom, then experience what it took to create the spectacular GamesCom Demo in two special behind the scenes featurettes.
Ubisoft announced today that two upcoming paid expansions for The Division have been delayed. Massive, the lead studio working on the game, is working on feature and gameplay improvements that will happen before the DLC is released.
Survival, the third paid add-on, was supposed to be out this summer. Instead, Massive is taking the time to work on patch 1.4, which it expects will be out in October. That update will include bug patches, systems improvements, and quality of life upgrades.
Between now and...
Back in January, Warner Bros. cut off support for the PC version of Mortal Kombat X after it suffered a string of technical problems. Now it seems the company might finally recommit to updating the PC version of the game.
Earlier today, an "enhanced online beta" for Mortal Kombat XL (the upgraded version of the game which included much of its downloadable content) cropped on the Steam store page for Mortal Kombat X. According to a notice on the page, the beta will run from now until Monday, August 29. The beta client is...
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