‘Death Stranding’ adds Troy Baker to its star-studded cast

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‘Death Stranding’ adds Troy Baker to its star-studded cast

Death Stranding's latest trailer sans gameplay footage has debuted at the Tokyo Games Show. Again, the talking point is the game's star power, with one Troy Baker (of Uncharted and Telltale's Batman fame) the latest addition to its stacked cast. He joins protagonist Norman Reedus, Oscar-winning director Guillermo Del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and (newly announced) Tommie Earl Jenkins. We've seen a-listers headline games in the past -- Mark Hamill in the Batman Arkham series and Willem Defoe in Beyond: Two Souls spring to mind -- but nothing on this scale.

'The Gardens Between' is a bittersweet time-bending puzzler

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'The Gardens Between' is a bittersweet time-bending puzzler

How much of your childhood do you remember? Fleeting moments, I suspect, that made you chuckle, laugh or sob. The days you spent with classmates, perhaps, pulling pranks or killing time during summer break. But not everything. The Gardens Between, a surreal puzzle game by The Voxel Agents, is a bittersweet exploration of the memories and unforgettable friendships we forge as wide-eyed youngsters. While not the longest or trickiest indie game, it does a stellar job capturing the mundane adventures that, infused with childlike wonder and imagination, brought us closer to the people we knew as kids.

Recommended Reading: The reality of sci-fi's AI immortality obsession

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Recommended Reading: The reality of sci-fi's AI immortality obsession

Black Mirror already uncomfortably aligns with the real world, but we might be even closer to more advanced concepts from that show and others, like Westworld and Altered Carbon, becoming reality. The Ringer offers a look at just how far away we could be from Hosts, Replicants and robotic clones following a new trailer release for Keanu Reeves' long lost Replicas movie.

'Fortnite' will add more audio cues to help you hunt rivals

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'Fortnite' will add more audio cues to help you hunt rivals

Play enough Fortnite and you'll know that audio cues can make all the difference -- footsteps are your cue to get ready for a fight (or, let's be honest, run for the hills). To that end, Epic has offered a sneak peek at the development and testing of Season 6 spatial audio updates that could save your hide. It wants higher-frequency, higher-contrast footsteps that help you pinpoint someone's location, and better spatial audio cues for gliders. It also wants to provide more sounds for in-air movement that doesn't involve a glider, such as falling or launching off a Bouncer pad.