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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, one of the more anticipated games coming out next month, will be launching on Xbox Game Pass on Day One. This is another one of the many high profile third party games that have released on Game Pass such as Outriders. This comes as an announcement by Jeff Hattem, Head of Studio & Creative Director at Tuque Games. https://youtu.be/a9ma-sdzeAI Dark Alliance is a third person action brawler featuring up to a 4-player co-op with friends where you battle iconic D&D monsters such as the Beholders, Verbeeg, and White Dragons. You can choose between the iconic heroes of Icewind Dale lore: Wulgar, Cattie-Brie, Bruenor, and the fan favorite Drizzt Do’Urden. Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is launching on June 22 on the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and the PC and will arrive on Day One on the Xbox Game Pass.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases this week from EA with significant improvements and performance modes across all consoles. Mass Effect was a series that defined the seventh generation back in the day especially for Xbox users, as the first title released exclusively on Xbox 360. With the release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, players who missed out before will finally be able to experience the critically acclaimed series in all its glory. First off, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is quite the big boy, clocking in at a whopping 100+ gigs for all three games, so prepare your hard drive for a beating. Nevertheless, this latest release consists of three games, so it’ll definitely be worth your time and hard drive space. Our Mass Effect Legendary Edition review in progress will be us sinking our teeth into the first few hours of each game to give you our impressions before…

Wreckfest Review https://youtu.be/qJdk-hMsruA Wreckfest is one of the free PS Plus games for this month, and from what we’ve played, it’s a fun racing game. Let’s unpack what “fun racing game” means because the ironic part is every other open world game that has a vehicle component also has a racing side quest tucked somewhere in there. From Grand Theft Auto to Cyberpunk 2077 and even Yakuza: Like A Dragon, unless you love racing games on its own, you can find a racing game almost anywhere nowadays. Since Burnout Paradise, I haven’t found another racing game that I would go out of my way to play on its own. Wreckfest gives players the experience of playing a racing game without being good at a racing game. In a way, it’s the same as the vehicle side content in open world games without much skill. Skill would definitely help out in…

This is my attempt at looking at back at my Returnal experience the same way I did with Hades last year. The biggest difference is, my escape attempts usually last longer in Hades (weirdly). Returnal’s cycles are much quicker and really once you surpass a certain threshold, you will be able to sustain a long enough run to actually put a dent in exploring the strange and hostile planet of Atropos. I was able to explore all six biomes (levels), collect a significant amount of hostile and weapon data, and discover quite a bit of the secrets of both the planet and Selene. That’s not bad for a noob who can’t aim and platform. You may have read our survival guide and boss guide for Returnal, but if you’re reading this, you’re probably at the endgame. You know how to shoot a gun, and could predict the general layout of…

Based on CD Projekt Red’s recent earnings call, it was revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 sold 13.7 million copies, which is quite the staggering amount for a game that suffered a less than favorable launch due to its many well documented issues. A further breakdown by industry analyst Daniel Ahmad shows that 7.67 million copies was attributed for PC, 3.84 million for PS4, and 2.33 million on Xbox. https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/1385259926856081410?s=20 Let’s quickly assume that 1 copy sold = 1 person playing the game. That begs the question – Despite its troubled release, how many of these people who purchased copies actually persevered and played through the game? Surprisingly, quite a lot of people didn’t mind the state that the game was in. I personally know of a number of people who have purchased the game but haven’t touched it since, as they’re waiting for either the next-gen version or a fix for…

It seems that even those beans aren’t immune to delays as the initial summer release announced for Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox has been delayed to an unannounced date. This is in part of Mediatronic being acquired by Epic Games, and the developers are seeing this as an opportunity to fine tune all the features for the upcoming console release according to their website. https://twitter.com/FallGuysGame/status/1388132353445404674?s=20 The biggest feature they’ve been working on is the crossplay capabilities between consoles, and they want to have that in place before the launch of the game on the new platforms. They’re thanking the players for their patience and hopefully will announce a future launch date soon. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is now available for the PlayStation and PC, with a Nintendo Switch and Xbox release being delayed.

The past few months may have been slow in terms of high profile blockbuster releases, but that’s all about to change because the May 2021 Game Releases has some of the biggest and most anticipated titles of the year so far like Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary Edition. We’re nearing the halfway point of 2021, and hopefully you’ve secured your next-gen consoles by now, because these new titles will absolutely be a blast to play thanks to the power of the new hardware. Even if you haven’t yet, that’s alright! These will still be playable on your current PS4’s or Xbox Ones. Without further ado, here are some of the best May 2021 Game Releases! May 2021 Game Releases Pick of the Month: Resident Evil Village https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btFclZUXpzA Release Date: May 7, 2021Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC This title really needs no introduction as it…

The first of the two indie titles announced today on Playstation State of Play, Subnautica Below Zero gets a deep dive into its gameplay, mechanics, and story. Announced on the PS5, it makes use of its DualSense controller featuring haptic support and 4K/60FPS on performance mode. Expect beautiful textures amidst its already great visuals and feel the danger with the haptic feedback on the DualSense. https://youtu.be/QuyUaQw_LiU Also note that if you’ve already acquired a physical and digital copy of the original Subnautica, the purchase of Subnautica Below Zero entitles you to a free PS5 upgrade of the original game. So if you downloaded Subnautica last month on the Play at Home initiative, you will get the upgrade with the purchase of its sequel. Subnautica Below Zero will be out for the PS4 and PS5 on May 14.

Returnal is a challenging game where you aren’t spoonfed anything, and you’ll be relying on your wits and skill to break the cycle. In this bullet hell roguelite, you traverse through several levels (Biomes) where at the end is a Boss waiting to send you back to your ship. Luckily, in our Returnal Boss Guide, we’ll help you slay even the toughest of foes! Later on, they’re a good source of Ether and bragging rights if you can farm them efficiently. There are five bosses in Returnal, each separated into three phases where they change up their attacks or get harder. Truthfully, once you know the pattern, beating them is quite easy. All you have to do get the timing right. Read: Tips to staying alive in Returnal Getting Prepared You just can’t go into a battle with your pistol and nothing else, unless you’re skilled enough to be doing…

The game phenomenon Among Us is finally coming to PlayStation as it has been revealed as the second indie game in a thirty second teaser in Playstation State of Play today. Featuring a Ratchet skin, you can speculate and accuse other players and launch them out into space. I personally would go for a more inconspicuous outfit so I don’t get outed as the traitor too fast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st6YX5knE44 No exact date was given, but it this would be a great addition to the PlayStation library when it launches later this year for the PS4 and PS5.

We were promised a deep dive at Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart on today’s Playstation State of Play showcase and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Much of the game focused on its PS5 features as well as the introduction of the new playable protagonist, Rivet, and her gameplay. Needless to say, the game looks absolutely gorgeous and feels like something straight out of an animated movie. We also got a closer look at one of the key levels in the game– Nefarious City — where Ratchet infiltrates to search for Clank. There’s quite a bit of exploration seen in this game versus Ratchet and Clank (2016), where every level kicks into combat and you get to explore only after you’ve cleared the combat challenges. Speaking of Rivet, we get to see her in action, and she uses her hammer rather than Ratchet’s wrench but pretty much has the same move set…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL2Qa0MQyuE How do you describe Returnal in twenty words or less? Say “roguelite bullet hell shooter” and you’ll probably get a lot confused looks. I would say, “deep-space mystery where a lone woman relives a really bad day over and over again”. I said “relive”, but I really meant endlessly dying after fighting Lovecraftian-inspired monsters, which is a more accurate description. Entering the world of Returnal puts us in the shoes of Selene, a deep-space science operative, who is marooned in the planet of Atropos investigating a mysterious signal called “White Shadow”. Strangely enough, she encounters audio logs of herself along with dead bodies that resemble her own. After dying for the first time, she wakes up once again on the same debris of her space shuttle Helios to re-do the whole cycle over and over again. There is no romantic interest or groundhogs at the end of the tunnel–it…

We’re excited for the upcoming State of Play presentation from Sony, where 15 minutes of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart gameplay will be showcased and how Rivet, the mysterious new female lombax, will play. However, we’re also excited about those two indie titles that were teased as part of the presentation, and off we go to the races once again placing our bets on all things predictions! Whether they come true or not, it’s a fun thing to do! Prediction 1: Solar Ash could make an appearance This is not the first time I took a bet on Solar Ash, as it was the last Indie game that received quite a lot of love in February’s State of Play. I have a feeling they’ll be showing this game more in a few days because the biggest thing that was missing in that presentation was a launch date and they didn’t…

These days, it’s the in-thing to roast Marvel’s Avengers’ redemption arc. It’s definitely low hanging fruit one could keep hitting if they want an easy laugh. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from Marvel’s Avengers! However, with a roadmap in place and a teaser trailer to launch the next high profile hero in Black Panther, along with finally putting the game onto a subscription platform like PS Now, Marvel’s Avengers is trying. Many would dismiss this effort as a lost cause and even laughable by counting its Steam user base and also questioning its strategy of making the game more grindy. The thing is, Marvel’s Avengers actually has a good story campaign. Making the most of my PS Now dollar subscription, I downloaded the game and tried it out. I agree wholeheartedly with our review from six months ago that the story campaign is fun and…

Resident Evil Village’s exclusive sneak peek on the PS4 and PS5 continues this week with another 30 minute demo, this time on the castle section of the game. If you’ve played The Maiden demo on the PS5 early this year, it actually pretty similar, except this time you’re on the clock, putting more agency in your actions, while working your way from the chambers to the dungeons. It certainly is another way to get hyped for the upcoming release, despite the questionable availability scheme implemented by Capcom. Remember when this wasn’t locked behind a puzzle wall? This demo is significantly shorter due to it having fewer cutscenes compared to the “Village” demo last week, and much more linear corridors lessening walking speed. This makes it easier to backtrack across several rooms in just a few moments, allowing for multiple runs if you choose to do so. I was able to…