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).

Magic: Legends – New Gameplay Today Live

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Magic: Legends – New Gameplay Today Live

Diablo and Magic: The Gathering meet in Cryptic Studio's free-to-play Magic: Legends, which just went into open beta on PC. While the game is slated to come to Xbox and PlayStation as well for its launch later this year, PC players can dive in now with no scheduled wipes. Magic: Legends lets players explore the worlds of Magic: The Gathering while crafting decks, collecting loads of loot, crafting, and building up a personal hub and exploring meta-progression. 

Magic: Legends puts you into the role of a planeswalker with a deck full of spells, but don't expect to be taking turns across the table from an opponent like you would in the popular collectible card game. Instead, players battle in real time with both a summoned army and a collection of active spells, in a loot-based isometric romp that taps into the APRG genre. Magic: The Gathering has been adapted to many, many different video game genres over the years from fighters to tactical strategy games, so it's always intriguing to see the core card game morph into new visions and styles.

New Pokémon Snap – New Gameplay Today

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New Pokémon Snap – New Gameplay Today

Fans have been waiting more than two decades for a follow up to the Nintendo 64 fan-favorite photography game, Pokémon Snap. Last year, fans received news that the dream was finally becoming a reality. Now, 22 years later, New Pokémon Snap is poised to put players back behind the lens on Nintendo Switch. 

Set in the new Lental region, New Pokémon Snap hopes to recapture the magic of the original game by giving you the same basic mission: Travel along predetermined paths as you snap photos of Pokémon in their natural habitats. Along the way, you can use various tools at your disposal, including fluffruit, scan, melody, and Illumina orbs, to evoke unique reactions.

Join Alex Stadnik and me as we take a very quick look at a level in New Pokémon Snap during two different times of day. You'll get a look at the various ways you can interact with Pokémon in the environment, how your shots are graded by Professor Mirror, and some examples of the photo-editing tools that can help make your snaps shine. You'll also get a great and hilarious example of how interacting with one Pokémon can cause unexpected reactions in others.

How Deathloop Uses The Added Power Of PS5

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How Deathloop Uses The Added Power Of PS5

Arkane Studios has been around for more than two decades and has developed software for every console generation since Arx Fatalis appeared on the original Xbox. Since then, the studio has supported the latest home console hardware. The team even brought the first Dishonored game, which originally launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, forward to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the enhanced Dishonored: Definitive Edition. Arkane clearly knows the benefits of developing new, more powerful hardware, which is evident in the studio's newest effort, Deathloop.

Deathloop, which is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC, will take advantage of the new hardware when it launches. However, the project started before the team even knew about the new consoles. Once the team decided to develop for a next-gen console, namely the PlayStation 5, Arkane had back and forth discussions about how much it wanted to invest in taking advantage of the hardware's unique capabilities. "We made a choice to not go entirely crazy and pile up a ton of risks by, I don't know, somehow redoing all of our characters or something like that," game director Dinga Bakaba says.

Chris Metzen Talks Radical Bards, Revisiting The Past, and His Big New Game

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Chris Metzen Talks Radical Bards, Revisiting The Past, and His Big New Game

Chris Metzen is well known for his years and years of work and massive contributions at Blizzard, weaving together the universes of Warcraft, Starcraft, and more. After he left the company, his once gaming club has taken on a new role as an actual gaming company, Warchief Gaming. Warchief Gaming’s focus? Tabletop gaming. The old ways. Dice, social interaction, and creativity. Today, Warchief Gaming announced their first big project, Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent.

What is it? Worldbook: Lawbrand is a 250+ page 5th Edition sourcebook that gives players everything they need to stage their own epic campaign in the world of Lawbrand. This release is the first from the Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent greater universe. You can check that out in great detail at the Kickstarter page here. Want to know more? The video below gives a lot more information on the project, so check it out! Industrial fantasy where the villains could be in your own crew, should their desire for power consume them... yes please!

Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town's Director Shares 5 Quick Tips For Farming Success

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Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town's Director Shares 5 Quick Tips For Farming Success

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, the next entry in the beloved Bokujo Monogatari series (formerly known as Harvest Moon in North America), is now available. This marks the first brand-new entry in the franchise built for the Nintendo Switch, featuring new marriage candidates, the ability to tame wild animals, and helping build a struggling town to new heights. Our review will be up in the coming days, but in the meantime, we enlisted the help of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town's director Hikaru Nakano for some tips to get you started on the path to success.  

Before we begin, Nakano had this message for our readers and fans: "Striving to make Story of Seasons into something new has been a labor of love," he says. "Of course, we have also kept the cuteness of the animals and the uniqueness of the characters intact through the years. I sincerely hope you will all find joy spending time in this game, so please give it a try to see for yourself!"

After playing for a few days, you’ll begin collecting titles, such as “New Farmer” or “Novice Miner.”

10 Best PS Vita Games You Should Play Before The Store Shuts Down

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10 Best PS Vita Games You Should Play Before The Store Shuts Down

Earlier today, we shared a report that suggested that the storefronts for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP games would be going away by this Summer. While there is still time and Sony has yet to address the worrisome news, we couldn't help but reflect back on some of the PS Vita games that we've enjoyed the most. For all of the lack of support that this handheld system had, it truly was revolutionary for its time with its dual cameras and tracking. The remote play was nothing to scoff at either. So, if the reports are accurate and the storefront does go away this year, here are 10 of the best PS Vita games that you should play before the store closes for good. 

What Crystal Dynamics Learned From Marvel’s Avengers’ Rough Launch

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What Crystal Dynamics Learned From Marvel’s Avengers’ Rough Launch

At launch, Marvel's Avengers was praised for its fun and compelling narrative moments, but it quickly became apparent that the post-game content was not on par with the cinematic and curated moments delivered by the more linear missions. Following launch, Crystal Dynamics went largely quiet as the new-gen versions and post-launch heroes were delayed, and the repetition of playing through the same content over and over impacted the concurrent player counts. With yesterday's announcement of Marvel's Avengers 2021 content roadmap, we sat down with Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos to talk about what the team has learned from the launch and how it will affect development and the game moving forward.

While Amos asserts that he and the team are proud of what it has accomplished, he's under no illusion that it was a perfect launch. The studio looked at the number of fixes that needed to go into the game shortly after release and made the decision to pull everyone away from what they were working on, delaying new content and features. The decision was made to focus on fixing the game first, then focusing on features so that the team, when it was ready to develop and deliver new content, was doing so on top of a sturdier foundation.

5 Sci-Fi RPGs To Play If You Like D&D

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5 Sci-Fi RPGs To Play If You Like D&D

A couple of weeks ago, we explored a few of the many RPGs that offer a different take on the fantasy genre from that most familiar and well-known experience available in Dungeons & Dragons. Many experienced D&D players will be the first to tell you; one of the best ways to expand your horizons and become a better player or GM is to experience what other games have to offer.

But in this golden age of tabletop role-playing, there are plenty of options that stretch beyond the traditional confines of the fantasy genre, including some wonderful adventures into the realms of science fiction. Here are several top-notch options to try out, if you and your gaming group are ready for the heady speculative realms of futuristic storytelling.

Players already familiar with the mechanics of D&D will find a lot of recognizable territory in Stars Without Number, a fascinating retro sci-fi RPG that draws inspiration from the earliest days of the tabletop gaming hobby, a tradition also often called the Old School Renaissance.

Every Playable Character In Marvel's Avengers

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Every Playable Character In Marvel's Avengers

If we've learned anything from Marvel's comics and cinematic universe, it's that the world is always expanding. New villains are always emerging and new heroes are always swooping in to stop them. Crystal Dynamics is taking this same approach with its game starring Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Marvel's Avengers launched with six playable characters, but that's far from all the heroes we'll be able to take control of when it's all said and done. Crystal Dynamics has said that all playable characters will be added at no additional cost, but additional upgrades for those characters could cost money.

Check out all the characters you can play as in Marvel's Avengers, as well as all the heroes still to come.

Following a disaster in the opening of the game, Kamala Khan discovers new powers that allow her to grow and stretch her body in ways that help her fend off enemies and traverse the environment in unique ways. As the main character of Marvel's Avengers, her goal is to reassemble the outlawed hero team to once again save the world.