Outriders Has A Cool Dragon Age Easter Egg

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Outriders Has A Cool Dragon Age Easter Egg

Outriders is available now, and with the servers now infinitely more stable than they were at launch, more players are hopping in to explore the dangers of Enoch. The looter shooter has an impressive story that builds up at an enjoyable pace, but you guys know how obsessed with Dragon Age I am, so naturally, I have to talk about an Easter egg I found. 

When progressing through the story, you'll eventually head to an area called Deadrock Pass, where a side quest can be picked up called "A Free Market." You'll pick up this quest by heading into a communal area in this location, where you'll meet Alastair Cullen as he snorts up something to help him get through these trying times. There are a few ways that this ties into Dragon Age, with the most obvious being the name itself. Though the spelling is different, both Alistair and Cullen are Templars in the BioWare RPG universe. Alistair left the Templar order to become a Grey Warden (and eventually the King of Fereldan, if you played your cards right), whereas Cullen didn't leave the order until it was almost too late.

Persona 5 Strikers Team Reflects On The Collaboration We Never Saw Coming

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Persona 5 Strikers Team Reflects On The Collaboration We Never Saw Coming

Following the outstanding Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal in 2017 and 2020 respectively, we were ecstatic to dive back into the world of the Phantom Thieves in an all new adventure. Persona 5 Strikers gave us pause when it was first announced since it deviated away from the turn-based combat and social simulation elements that have proven so integral to the series, but the finished product delivered a worthy follow-up journey starring our favorite cast of Metaverse-infiltrating heart stealers.

Now that we're more than a month following the game's acclaimed release, we caught up with Atlus producer Daisuke Kanada and Koei Tecmo director Kazutoshi Sekiguchi to learn about how the collaboration came to be, how the team remained authentic to the Persona 5 characters and stories, and what the themes of trauma throughout the story say about the way people intend to live their lives.

Warning: The following article contains minor spoilers for Persona 5 Strikers.

Outriders Guide: Top 10 Tips You Need To Know

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Outriders Guide: Top 10 Tips You Need To Know

So you've picked up Outriders and you're diving in for the first time with the world of Enoch. Outriders is an enjoyable looter shooter that has more depth than what meets the eye. In order to get the most out of your game time, here are the top 10 Outriders tips we have to make you fully prepared to kick butt and take names in People Can Fly's latest adventure. 

The first thing you need to know about Outriders is that it is an always-online title. While always-online typically gets in with live-service games, Outriders is not that. Instead of a slow and steady roadmap for content to release post-launch to make up an eventual complete picture, Outriders is a full game in its own right. There are many ways to make the most out of Enoch and the journey it holds, so let's kick off some of the tips we have to help you do just that. 

Exclusive Axiom Verge 2 Preview – Two Worlds Converge

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Exclusive Axiom Verge 2 Preview – Two Worlds Converge

If you like Metroid, you’re in luck. Over the years, countless games have taken inspiration from Nintendo’s classic series, giving gamers an abundance of ways to explore connected maps, earn upgrades, and unearth secret items. But of all the projects that contain traces of Metroid DNA, 2015’s Axiom Verge came the closest to reconstructing it. The original Axiom Verge had a retro aesthetic, a lonely atmosphere, and an array of clever abilities that made the mysterious world a joy to traverse.

However Axiom Verge wasn’t a mere imitator; it built on a solid foundation with its own signature elements. A heady sci-fi story and mind-bending meta elements put a contemporary twist on the familiar formula – and with Axiom Verge 2, players are about to learn even more about this series’ unique identity. After five years of work by solo developer Tom Happ, this prequel/sequel hybrid is almost done, and I played the first few hours of an alpha version to see how the Axiom Verge universe is evolving.

Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne

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Super Replay Is Back With Bloodborne

Ready for Part 3 of the epic adventure? Don't forget, the action kicks off at 2 PM CT each and every Friday as we maneuver through this macabre masterpiece.

Are you ready for a chilling thrill ride through FromSoftware's masterpiece? Bloodborne is a dark horror action/RPG that tasks the player with navigating through haunted streets full of werewolves and shuffling, shambling ghouls – and that's just the first hour. Bloodborne showcases immaculate environments dripping with atmosphere, creative and cruel monster designs, and terrors ripped from the great beyond. And we're going to play through it! Super Replay, the legendary Game Informer series that pairs pro players with even more professional commentary, is back.

As the flagship revival title, Bloodborne is going to be live and uncut every Friday at 2 PM CST. So won't you come join us for a blood-tinged brawl? How many times will I choke during boss fights? Will I even remember how to use the parry guns? (Probably not).

Game Infarcer Cover Retrospective: Fake Games Through The Years

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Game Infarcer Cover Retrospective: Fake Games Through The Years

Our April Fool's Day tradition around here is Game Infarcer – a parody magazine featuring fake games, pretend news,  and even a non-existent editor-in-chief. This year's edition went online today, including a wonderful illustration of Resident Evil IX by artist Zander Cannon. But if you've been reading Game Informer for a while, you know that this isn't the first time Zander has created the cover for Game Infarcer. In fact, this is the 16th consecutive year we've collaborated with him on this project. 

To celebrate such a long history, I got together with Zander, my colleague Ben Reeves, and former GI editor Jeff Cork to take a stroll down memory lane. The four of us worked together on the majority of these covers, so we traded stories about all 16 of them. In this retrospective, we share our recollections on all things Game Infarcer, from the origin of the core cover concepts to the technical details of creating the illustrations. 

Game Infarcer: My Uncle Who Worked For Nintendo Got Promoted To Fortnite

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Game Infarcer: My Uncle Who Worked For Nintendo Got Promoted To Fortnite

[Editor's Note: This guest editorial comes from Jaden Clark, Age 10]

Hey guys, I know what you’re thinking: “Here comes Jaden, the kid who has all the cool secrets about what’s next for Mario and Zelda and Pokémon, because his uncle works at Nintendo.” I hate to break it to you, fellas, but that well of information is about to run dry. My uncle – the same guy who told me that the next Splatoon game is like Grand Theft Auto and you can drive cars that shoot paint and hijack a rocketship and go to the original game – doesn’t work at Nintendo anymore. He got promoted … to Fortnite!

He just started a few weeks ago, so he doesn’t know ALL the secrets yet. I did manage to get some cool information from him, though. Remember that Galactus fight at the end of that Marvel season? Did you know that you can actually play as him? I gave my Gamertag to my uncle, and he gave me access to Galactus and every skin and emote in the game. You basically stomp on everyone on the island and one-hit them. And you can pick up the towers in Steamy Stacks and smoke them like cigarettes and also walk over to the waiting-room island and then you get the bus as a glider. It’s really cool.

Game Infarcer: ESA Announces E3 Legendary Edition

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Game Infarcer: ESA Announces E3 Legendary Edition

In lieu of another year without a “real” E3, the ESA has an announcement sure to appease fans of advertisements, industry in-jokes, and pre-alpha footage. The E3 Legendary Edition, which collects, updates, and remasters fan-favorite E3 moments throughout the years, is expected to be released in summer 2021.

E3 Legendary Edition features “up to 32 hours of content” for fans to enjoy. This includes Konami’s historic 2010 press conference, every appearance by Aisha Tyler, and G4’s entire archive of booth babe videos. Additionally, the ESA has confirmed the remaster will ship with 1,236 trailers debuted throughout the conference’s history, but this time uprezzed to 4K with HDR, meaning everything will assuredly look worse and muddier than developers originally intended.

Audio has received a complete overhaul, and in some cases, has been entirely re-recorded for the remaster, such as Mr. Caffeine’s “performance” from Ubisoft’s 2011 press conference now starring Nolan North. And finally, it’s not all old content: The ESA announced E3 Legendary Edition will launch with the names, addresses, and personal information of 250 new press members throughout the world, in addition to all the information it leaked in 2019. The E3 Legendary Edition: Limited Edition comes with an authentic undercooked pizza slice from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Game Infarcer: After Saving The World, Hero Returns Home And Sleeps On Top Of Sheets Like A Weirdo

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Game Infarcer: After Saving The World, Hero Returns Home And Sleeps On Top Of Sheets Like A Weirdo

Throg returned to his modest home Tuesday morning after vanquishing his mortal foe, Ka’al, and bringing the Gaia Crystals to their rightful place inside The Whispering Tree shrine. It was a long journey, made longer when Throg’s horse got his leg stuck between two boulders.

While dreaming, he recalled some of the highlights from his journey. Hundreds of Ka’al’s accursed legion fell to Throg’s blade, though he saved his most gruesome eviscerations for the last standing member of each cluster of foes. Time seemed to slow as Throg knocked a pikeman or ax-wielding barbarian to their knees, kicked their chest, and then lopped their head clean off. Afterward, Throg celebrated by pulling an empty mug of mead to his lips and pantomimed a stamina-replenishing gulp.

The hero awoke, fully dressed, and walked over to his simmering cauldron. The bubbling pot of tan liquid had sat alone for months, but it was as nourishing as the day it first materialized, along with everything else in Throg’s home. Throg consumed it in three swipes of his spoon and then left the empty bowl on the table so it could disappear.

Game Infarcer: What Is Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer Teasing Now?

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Game Infarcer: What Is Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer Teasing Now?

Fans love to speculate about what their favorite studios are working on, and head of Xbox Phil Spencer loves to feed into that unsatisfiable greed. For years, the Microsoft executive has teased upcoming games by hosting press conferences wearing shirts that feature beloved characters. And remember when Spencer tweeted about getting a new fridge more than four years ago? That was clearly a subtle nod to fans about the soon-to-be-popular Xbox fridge meme. Well, Spencer is at it again.

During a Microsoft press conference announcing 17 new games, fans were most eager to dissect Spencer’s home office for clues about unrevealed projects. Viewers were quick to point out that Spencer’s steampunk-inspired clock could be a reference to an upcoming Gears of War title. Others noticed that Spencer’s shirt looked “a bit dorky,” kind of like something a novelist might wear, leading them to speculate that Microsoft will soon revive the beloved Remedy franchise Alan Wake.

However, one of the most interesting elements to Spencer’s office was a pair of ski goggles, which had been suspiciously discarded on the floor. This set Twitter ablaze with speculation that Microsoft is working on a gritty, modern update to SkiFree, the classic skiing game that everyone had on their computers in the ’90s but no one remembers why.