Ghostwire: Tokyo Review

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Ghostwire: Tokyo Review

Tokyo's Shibuya district is one of the liveliest places on the planet. Day or night, it's generally densely packed with people and positively thrumming with energy. Ghostwire: Tokyo shows us another side of this iconic urban hub, after a supernatural force leaves its streets eerily deserted. It's a nightmarish vision, but an absolutely incredible recreation nonetheless – this city slice feels astonishingly like the real thing (albeit with more conspicuous shrines), and the game's dedication to its setting is paired with an equal level of zeal for embracing Japanese folklore and tradition. The catch, however, is that it’s let down by bland mission design and one-dimensional combat, making it a lot less fun to actually play than it is to enjoy as a virtual tourist.

Ghostwire: Tokyo has not one, but two protagonists. Akito is the lone corporeal survivor of the mysterious fog that turned Shibuya into a literal ghosttown and was in a bad place even before the spirits hit the fan. His sister in a nearby hospital, he’s desperate to discover what’s become of her, but now finds himself in an uneasy alliance with KK, a surly spirit out to settle a score with the Hannya mask-wearing madman responsible for the attack. This "uneasy alliance" by the way, means literally fighting for control over the one body. Their initial angry clashes soon give way to a shared goal and growing understanding, and while I didn’t find either character hugely relatable, their family-focused backstories helped ground the grandiose main plot. Plus, with KK along for the ride, Akito gains a host of supernatural powers, all the better to deal with the many unsettling Visitors lurking on the streets.

Working towards discovering what’s actually going on will feel extremely familiar to anyone who's played an open-world game since Assassin's Creed. In this instance, the map starts out almost entirely cloaked in toxic fog, and it's only by cleansing torii gates across it that new areas of the city become accessible.

Nintendo Wii and DSi Shop Channels Have Seemingly Been Offline for Days Without Warning

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Nintendo Wii and DSi Shop Channels Have Seemingly Been Offline for Days Without Warning

The Wii and DSi digital shops have been seemingly turned off with no prior warning from Nintendo.

As reported by Eurogamer, both shopping channels have been down since March 16 with no indication whether it was done for maintenance or if Nintendo has taken them offline for good.

Players have been unable to purchase new items from the Wii shop since 2019 and DSi shop since 2017, but its current state of being down altogether means players who've already purchased games digitally on the platforms are unable to officially download them.

Ken And Roberta Williams Are Remaking Colossal Cave Adventure

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Ken And Roberta Williams Are Remaking Colossal Cave Adventure

After officially announcing their return to games last year, Sierra On-Line founders Ken and Roberta Williams are ready to show off their new project. Previously referred to as The Secret, it will be a "reimagining" of Colossal Cave Adventure — the seminal 1970's text adventure game credited with inspiring Zork, Rogue, and other formative PC games, as well as for laying the groundwork for the PC role-playing genre as a whole.

Titled Colossal Cave 3D Adventure, it is a first-person adventured designed in Unity for VR and PC. Like the original, the underlying concept is relatively simple: players explore a cave seeking treasure, encountering characters along the way including a troll, a bear, a snake and a pirate. The quest, apparently, is to "find all the treasure." The reimagined adventure will be challenging and will feature a "wide variety of puzzles to overcome" in a "completely immersive 3D world" with more than 143 locations.

Daily Deals: Save Over £70 on This Perfect PS5 SSD and Heatsink

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Daily Deals: Save Over £70 on This Perfect PS5 SSD and Heatsink

We've got a great deal on this fantastic PS5 SSD today, you can pick up the Samsung 980 PRO 2TB SSD at over a £70 discount. The SSD comes with a built-in heatsink so it's good to go straight out of the box. Enjoy this one.

We also have a top discount for Xbox players. Don't pass up on a chance to grab yourself an Xbox Series X/S 512GB expansion card for just £124.99. This plugs right into the back of your console, and can seamlessly play new-gen games at the same lightning speeds as the base console. Down from £159.99,

We've also got some great savings on all your favourite tech, including 35% off of an Amazon Echo Show 8 as well as savings on an Anker Bluetooth speaker.

One of the Final Witcher 3 Easter Eggs Has Been Found After Nearly Seven Years

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Someone has found one of The Witcher 3's final Easter eggs nearly seven years after it was released in May 2015.

YouTube user xLetalis discovered that Vivienne, a character that players can free from a curse at the risk of her dying in seven years, can actually be found dead after waiting that long in-game.

Vivienne is at the centre of the Blood and Wine expansion's The Warble of a Smitten Knight quest, where Geralt finds her half turned into a bird. He offers to lift the curse, though warns Vivienne that she may only live as long as the animal as a result.

Epic Games and Xbox to Donate Two Weeks of Fortnite Proceeds to Support Humanitarian Relief for Ukraine [Update]

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Editor's Note: The war in Ukraine is an ongoing, painful and emotive topic. IGN urges community members to be respectful when engaging in conversation around this subject and does not endorse harassment of any kind.

Update (3/21/22) - After one day, Epic has announced that it has already raised $36 million USD for humanitarian relief for Ukraine via Fortnite proceeds. These funds will be sent directly to UNICEF, World Food Programme, UNHCR, and Direct Relief.

Together we’ve already raised $36 million USD for humanitarian relief for Ukraine. The funds will go to @UNICEF, @WFP, @Refugees, @DirectRelief. pic.twitter.com/JQESsGxDVt

Finding Ditman: The Glitch That Changed Resident Evil 4 Forever

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Finding Ditman: The Glitch That Changed Resident Evil 4 Forever

15 years ago a mysterious GameFAQs user called Ditman333 casually posted about a discovery he’d made in Resident Evil 4. He had stumbled upon a glitch that allowed the player to move 50% faster. All of a sudden, the emerging Resident Evil 4 speedrunning community took notice and the glitch became a revelation.

But speeding up the player wasn’t the glitch's only use. Ditman had opened up a Pandora’s box of glitches that allowed speedrunners all over the world to expose new exploits and even bypass entire sections of the game altogether. Resident Evil 4 speedrunning exploded in popularity, with new finds and records still being set to this day, all thanks to Ditman’s simple discovery.

But in 2007 the original post has been purged from the forum. Today, there’s no evidence of its existence. Ditman333, apparently no longer an active presence on the internet, has since faded into rumour, myth, and eventually legend.

Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2: Resistance Removes Building, Adds Doctor Strange and Prowler to Its Battle Pass

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Fortnite Chapter 3, Season 2: Resistance has not only added Doctor Strange and Prowler to its Battle Pass, but it has also removed building from the battle royale.

Fortnite's newest season asks players to "join the resistance in the final battle to free the Zero Point." To help in this mission, Fortnite players will be able to use "all-new tactics like sprinting, mantling, and more" alongside the ability to actually drive an Armored Battle Bus - "complete with Chonkers Tires, a Cow Catcher, and two types of turrets."

However, the biggest change appears to be the removal of building from Fortnite's standard modes. To help with this drastic change, Fortnite has added an Overshield that will sit on top of your Shield and Health and will recover even if it gets down to 0.

Tekken: Bloodline Animated Series Announced for Netflix in 2022

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Netflix has announced Tekken: Bloodline, an animated series based on the beloved fighting series that is set to be released in 2022.

Netflix shared the news on Twitter by releasing both a teaser trailer and a poster that is focused on Jin Kazama. The official YouTube channel also reveals the show's synopsis.

In the first animated series from the 3D fighting game TEKKEN, Jin Kazama goes on a heroic mission leading to the ultimate battle — the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

TEKKEN: BLOODLINE comes to Netflix worldwide in 2022. pic.twitter.com/D4tU0LiKOk

Guilty Gear Strive Reveals Final DLC Character, Announces Season 2 Pass

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Arc System Works revealed the final character in the Guilty Gear Strive Season 1 pass.

As announced during the Guilty Gear Strive ARCREVO America Finals, Arc System Works announced that boss character Testament is returning to the series. Testament is a ranged fighter who uses their scythe to hit opponents from afar.

Check out the screenshots below.