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Today’s Battlefield 2042 Update Adds New Portal Features and Makes Numerous Improvements

DICE has rolled out Battlefield 2042 update 0.3.0, which brought with it a plethora of gameplay improvements, bug fixes, and new Portal features. The update is now available across all platforms globally. Patch notes are as follows: Fixes, Changes, and Improvements General The Recent Players screen now include everyone from previous matches to allow for easier user reporting Made improvements to the “Interaction” system by switching the default “INTERACT” text on multiple interactions to reflect the action you are about to do, i.e. “OPEN CONTAINER”, “CALL ELEVATOR” Resolved Kaleidoscope server…

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How Gotham Knights’ Court Of Owls May Be Different From The Comics

  Various trailers for Gotham Knights suggest that the Court of Owls will be the game’s main villain, but the secret society may be very different from the comics. While DC Comics provides thousands of pages of material and inspiration for character adaptations in TV shows, movies, and video games, deviating from the original design can open new opportunities for developers. Batman villains have undergone serious thematic changes throughout the years, from Harley Quinn’s evolution to Killer Croc’s many forms, and it’s likely the Court of Owls could follow this…

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How Backbone & Superhot’s Narratives Retell Cronenberg’s Videodrome

Two recent indie videogames paid homage to David Cronenberg’s cult classic Videodrome in very different ways. The innovative shooter Superhot mirrored Videodrome’s themes, with its story about media addiction and violence that leads to self-destructive transformation. Backbone, a pixel art adventure game featuring anthropomorphic animals in a walled city full of secrets, takes more inspiration from Videodrome’s story structure, and features the same imagery of transformative flesh as Cronenberg’s film. Videodrome is as relevant as ever, and creators have taken inspiration from different aspects of the film to produce imaginative and drastically…

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GTA Trilogy Finally Gets an Update to Fix a Plethora of Issues Across All Platforms

Following a period of silence, Rockstar Games addressed the controversy surrounding Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition yesterday, acknowledging that the title’s quality isn’t up to the mark. Now, the developer has rolled out an update for all three titles across all platforms to fix some of the most pressing issues reported by players. Patch notes for title update 1.02 are as follows: General – All Platforms Fixed multiple localization issues Fixed multiple instances of missing or misaligned collision Fixed multiple instances of holes in the map Fixed…

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Brawlhalla x Street Fighter collaboration adds Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma

Brawlhalla and Street Fighter collide today in one of the free-to-play platform-fighter’s biggest crossovers yet. Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma are joining Brawlhalla’s cast as Epic Crossovers during a special event, and they’re bringing their best moves – including Ryu’s Hadoken and Chun-Li’s Spinning Bird Kick – to the battle. The event also adds a new game mode: Street Brawl, which adds health bars for one-on-one Street Fighter-style fights. Players can fight in a new map based on Suzaku Castle (Ryu’s classic stage), or get their hands on a Podium patterned…

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BioShock 4 Setting & Time Period Reportedly Leaked

The setting and time period of BioShock 4 have reportedly leaked, and it seems like the game will incorporate a colder environment. As of right now, nothing has been confirmed, but rumors surrounding the highly anticipated game are starting to grow more prevalent. As of right now, no one knows when BioShock 4 will even be revealed, but many are expecting it to release sometime in 2022. A recent leak shed some light on BioShock 4’s story, suggesting the game will take place in two different cities. One is said to be a thriving city led…

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Arcane Season 2 Renewed For Netflix’s League of Legends Show

After the final release of Act III on Netflix, Arcane season 2 is now officially confirmed to be in production. The stunning video game adaptation of League of Legends from Riot Games is produced by co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee and has been praised by critics and fans for its storytelling and unique animation. The captivating animation for Arcane was made by Fortiche Production, recognized for combining both 2D and 3D animation to create their own graphic style. Separated into three chapters with nine episodes in total, Arcane is a prequel to…

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The Success Of Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil Doomed The Reboot

Horror reboot Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City has proven to be a box-office disappointment, and here’s why the success of the Milla Jovovich series might be to blame. The Milla Jovovich Resident Evil movies stand out among many other video game-to-film adaptations. Game adaptations are typically greeted with (often well-earned) critical scorn, and while there have been some entertaining films based on games, there’s yet to be one that’s considered a genuine classic. Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil from 2002 certainly doesn’t fall into that category either. Anderson’s film invented…

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It Takes Two from: Hazelight Studio

  Hazelight Studios, the developer behind the co-op-focused A Way Out, is back with another multiplayer adventure in the form of It Takes Two. As much as it pains me to say, you can pretty much count on one hand the number of fully-fledged co-op games that have come out in the past few years. But just like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out before it, Hazelight’s latest game indulges in the vast possibilities of co-op gameplay. However, a narrative unlike any other game I can…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Will Fix Alpha’s Visibility & Spawn Issues

Editor’s Note: A lawsuit has been filed against Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which alleges the company has engaged in abuse, discrimination, and retaliation against its female employees. Activision Blizzard has denied the allegations. The full details of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit (content warning: rape, suicide, abuse, harassment) are being updated as new information becomes available. Several issues found in Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s alpha will reportedly be fixed for the game’s upcoming multi-platform beta. The recently announced FPS, developed by Sledgehammer Games, will allow…

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