Nioh 2 Remastered – New Gameplay Today Live

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Nioh 2 Remastered – New Gameplay Today Live

Nioh 2: The Complete Edition is available now. You can snag the samurai slasher on PlayStation 5 or PC, and as part of the big The Nioh Collection package. If you've been waiting to play Nioh 2, now is definitely the time, as the complete edition comes with all of the DLC content, adding on to the already meaty game. To say you could easily spend 100 hours on the game isn't embellishing things at all, and even then there are still always more weapons, builds, and set bonuses to try. If you like smashing (and getting smashed) by giant demons, Nioh 2 offers an immense surplus of treats for you to enjoy.  

So, we're going to stream some Nioh 2: The Complete Edition today! I'll be piloting our scrappy samurai warrior through some levels, taking on some deadly bosses, and inevitably dying a bunch of times over the course of today's show, where I'll be answering your big questions about Nioh 2, souls-likes, and the mysteries of life. While I can't pretend to be an expert with every build, weapon, and burst counter, I can offer a lot of general tips and suggestions and help you determine if Team Ninja's dark, punishing adventure is the right fit for you.

How To Get Started In Norse Survival Game Valheim

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How To Get Started In Norse Survival Game Valheim

Valheim has been making longboat waves in the sea of survival games since its early access launch on PC earlier this week. The combination of Norse mythology and brutal endurance is a natural fit for the genre. Survival games have become a major player on the scene in the last decade, with a never-ending string of offerings in various states of early access and release, allowing players to battle against the elements, hunger, thirst, and even massive monsters. Of course, this begs the question: How do you get started in a world that’s actively trying to kill you? Ask any aspiring warrior and they’ll tell you tales of their terrifying first night, huddled in the cold attempting to survive against a tide of evil dwarf-things and skeletons. Fear not, Ragnar. We’ve got your starter survival guide right here to beat back the night.

Code Orange On Making A Music Video With Kinect

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Code Orange On Making A Music Video With Kinect

"I mean, I'll say this: it ain't a f---ing contest, but if it is, we were A1 first. No question," says Jami Morgan, the vocalist of the Pittsburgh hardcore band Code Orange. "Maybe if we were bigger I wouldn't say that, but I'm saying it now."

Morgan is talking specifically about Code Orange's approach to still playing live shows in a pandemic. They still get on stage and play their songs, but the audiences are at home. Using Twitch, Code Orange has been able to maintain a presence as a band in a pandemic through technology and forward thinking. At first it was livestreaming their shows, designing their own merch, things like that. Now, it’s DIY music-video production at home, using, of all things, the Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Move controllers.

Like a lot of bands, especially those that rely on touring to make their living, Code Orange found themselves in a tricky situation in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to get worse, the band had to face facts: Touring and concerts were done – at least for the time being. To make matters worse, Code Orange was in the midst of promoting their then-upcoming album, Underneath, which would go on to nab them their second Grammy nomination for "Best Metal Performance."

Devs Share A Behind-The Crash Look At Destruction AllStars

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Devs Share A Behind-The Crash Look At Destruction AllStars

Destruction AllStars crashed into public consciousness last June during Sony’s PlayStation 5 event. At the time of its bombastic reveal, the car-combat title was set for a retail release around the then-upcoming console’s launch. In October, Sony pumped the brakes, announcing that the title was getting delayed to February 2. To mitigate the sting, the company said the game would be available at no extra charge for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Hours from its worldwide launch, we spoke with Destruction AllStars’ senior producer and director to learn about its old-school roots, on-foot action, and how it’s treating cars like guns.

When we spoke, the game was slowly coming to life on the other side of the globe. Players in New Zealand were the first to be able to check out the game, which has been an interesting experience for Colin Berry, director at Lucid Games. “This is the first time I’ve launched a game and now there’s somebody playing it live on Twitch,” he says. “Which is cool and exciting, but I’ve described it as being a bit unnerving.” 

Bernie Sanders Inauguration Meme Invades Resident Evil 7, Skyrim, And More Games

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Bernie Sanders Inauguration Meme Invades Resident Evil 7, Skyrim, And More Games

The Bernie Sanders inaguration meme is the gift that keeps on giving both with the glorious memes and the politician selling merchandise, offering 100 percent of the proceeds to Meals on Wheels Vermont. We previously showed off a SoulCalibur VI mod that brought those cute little mittens into the fight, but it turns out that was just one of many on the way. 

The latest rush of Sanders meme mods comes by way of YouTuber ToastedShoe with mod help from several modders in the gaming community. 

Personally, the Dark Souls Bernie Sanders mod is the best just because of how hilariously out of place those itty bitty little mittens are in a world as brutally unforgiving as this. That being said, I will never turn down an opportunity to see more Devil May Cry, so the DMC5 addition is a nice touch as well. 

What It Would Really Take To Get Me Back Into Pokémon

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What It Would Really Take To Get Me Back Into Pokémon

The greatest trick I repeatedly pull is convincing myself I’ll play the latest Pokémon title, but then never actually doing it. Like many kids of the ‘90s, I fell in love with Game Freak's lovable Pocket Monsters when they initially took the U.S. by storm. I lost countless hours playing Red, Blue, and Yellow multiple times, invested just as much time in the anime, and collected way too many cards. I was a certified Poké-maniac. 

When Generation 2 rolled around, I was eager catch some new monsters, but a series of unfortunate events pushed me away from the series for good. First, my Game Boy Advance was stolen with my copy of Pokémon Gold inside (which I’ve never completed to this day). Then the anime let me down for the final time when Ash lost the Johto League finals even after defeating Gary, cementing Ash as a choke artist I could no longer get behind. Outside of a brief, random return with Pokémon Platinum and partaking in the beautiful phenomenon of Pokémon Go’s early days, I haven’t touched the series since. Still, I kept an ear to the ground for every subsequent release, secretly hoping for an irresistible new feature that would lure me back. 

Is All Fair In Love And Rule 34? The Eternal Debate Of Sex And Modding

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Is All Fair In Love And Rule 34? The Eternal Debate Of Sex And Modding

Earlier this week, we reported that CD Projekt Red banned a Cyberpunk 2077 mod that allowed players to retexturize in-game assets to virtually have sex with Keanu Reeves' character, Johnny Silverhand. The reason behind the ban was because the studio felt it was inappropriate to recreate explicit sexual encounters with a real person who did not give their permission (despite the character himself having numerous scenes throughout the game that were graphically sexual in nature). The conversation surrounding that previous coverage, and similar instances when a recognizable name is used in a game, prompted a desire to explore this topic further. For as long as I've been covering mods in my career, the ethical debate of fiction vs. reality has always been a subject that has two clear and opposing stances. But to understand the Great Debate Of Modding, we have to dive a bit deeper into the conversation surrounding this community. 

First, let's talk about the ever-present rule 34.

What Is Olija And Why You Should You Try It?

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What Is Olija And Why You Should You Try It?

January is almost over, and as usual, the big releases slowed down after the busy holiday season. Hitman 3 was excellent, but other anticipated games like The Medium and Cyber Shadow didn't totally deliver. But sometimes a game can come out of nowhere and impress you, and that's why I'm excited about Olija by Skeleton Crew Studios. It just launched this week, and I’ve had a great time with it so far; it blends fast-paced combat, an atmospheric and alluring world, and engaging settlement-building to create one of the year's first big surprises. Here's why you should check it out.

I haven’t finished Olija, so I can’t speak to the whole story’s overall quality. However, I am deeply intrigued. The game opens with protagonist Lord Faraday getting shipwrecked among the islands of Terraphage while on a mission to bring treasure and resources back to his struggling village. His crew gets scattered to various isles, so it becomes something of a rescue mission as he explores creepy dungeons in search of them. Before long he encounters creepy, shape-shifting monsters and other hostile foes, as well as the mysterious Lady Olija. I’m not sure what to make of Olija herself yet, but I’m curious to see what her agenda is as Faraday tries to recover his crew and get the heck out of Terraphage. 

What Is Olija And Why Should You Try It?

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What Is Olija And Why Should You Try It?

January is almost over, and as usual, the big releases slowed down after the busy holiday season. Hitman 3 was excellent, but other anticipated games like The Medium and Cyber Shadow didn't totally deliver. But sometimes a game can come out of nowhere and impress you, and that's why I'm excited about Olija by Skeleton Crew Studios. It just launched this week, and I’ve had a great time with it so far; it blends fast-paced combat, an atmospheric and alluring world, and engaging settlement-building to create one of the year's first big surprises. Here's why you should check it out.

I haven’t finished Olija, so I can’t speak to the whole story’s overall quality. However, I am deeply intrigued. The game opens with protagonist Lord Faraday getting shipwrecked among the islands of Terraphage while on a mission to bring treasure and resources back to his struggling village. His crew gets scattered to various isles, so it becomes something of a rescue mission as he explores creepy dungeons in search of them. Before long he encounters creepy, shape-shifting monsters and other hostile foes, as well as the mysterious Lady Olija. I’m not sure what to make of Olija herself yet, but I’m curious to see what her agenda is as Faraday tries to recover his crew and get the heck out of Terraphage. 

Developers, Please Stop Exploiting My Nostalgia

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Developers, Please Stop Exploiting My Nostalgia

A few days ago, I sat down on my phone ready to explore a brave new world of Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Tact is a mobile tactical strategy game set in the universe of Square Enix's iconic RPG franchise. I was ready to dive into a magical, mystical world full of adorable little slimes, massive dragons, and cool sound effects drawn from decades of the legendary and genre-defining Dragon Quest series – a property I’ve been into since I was first annihilated by a green dragon back on the NES. Remember when you had to buy like, door keys for stuff? And finding Erdrick’s armor in that one zone full of deadly monsters and poison? Ahead of its time, I tell you.

Anyway, instead of diving into a new gaming experience with any value whatsoever, I once again found more of the same trend that we’ve been enduring and tolerating over the last decade. Dragon Quest Tact is the fall guy for this piece, but it’s absolutely not the only offender; over the last few years I've noticed this with everything from Disney to Star Wars to Final Fantasy, and every time it happens I go in bright-eyed and bushy-tailed only to be bewildered when reality rears its ugly head.