Among Us VR Is A Thing Thanks To This Fan Creation

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Among Us VR Is A Thing Thanks To This Fan Creation

Among Us is an older game that randomly saw a massive surge of popularity this month and that popularity? Well deserved. This "sus" driven adventure is hilariously deceptive and is basically this gen's Monopoly and Halo MP regarding ruined friendships. Currently, it's only available on PC and mobile, but thanks to one fan it's also now a VR experience. 

The Among Us VR experience comes by way of a new map creation in VRChat, a popular social experience in VR that allows players to create their own avatars and basically dive all-in on the weirdness that the Internet provides. Sometimes, though, it comes out with gems like this and it surprisingly works! 

The VRChat creation even features the dreaded Admin card swipe, which only adds to the true-to-source nature of this particular fan nod. Players can even equip toons that look like those adorable jelly bean astronauts while murdering all of those crewmates like souls aren't a thing. 

Among Us VR Is A Thing Thanks To This Fan Creation

about X hours ago from
Among Us VR Is A Thing Thanks To This Fan Creation

Among Us is an older game that randomly saw a massive surge of popularity this month and that popularity? Well deserved. This "sus" driven adventure is hilariously deceptive and is basically this gen's Monopoly and Halo MP regarding ruined friendships. Currently, it's only available on PC and mobile, but thanks to one fan it's also now a VR experience. 

The Among Us VR experience comes by way of a new map creation in VRChat, a popular social experience in VR that allows players to create their own avatars and basically dive all-in on the weirdness that the Internet provides. Sometimes, though, it comes out with gems like this and it surprisingly works! 

The VRChat creation even features the dreaded Admin card swipe, which only adds to the true-to-source nature of this particular fan nod. Players can even equip toons that look like those adorable jelly bean astronauts while murdering all of those crewmates like souls aren't a thing. 

Mod Corner: Fallout Miami Total Conversion Mod Creators Offer New Fall Update

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Mod Corner: Fallout Miami Total Conversion Mod Creators Offer New Fall Update

This week's Mod Corner we're doing things a little bit differently to celebrate a massive overhaul project I've been covering for years, much like Fallout 4: New Vegas and Skyblivion. Fallout: Miami is among the most impressive Fallout overhaul mods out there and while the team continues to prepare this project for its final form (don't know why I said it like that, but we are rolling with it), these ambitious fans took to the mod's site with a new video and their latest update. 

In the latest dev diary video, the mod's creative director gives a sneak peek at yet another track from the project's music, coconut masks, and the slavers of Sunshine Cove as a faction. Check out the video below to learn more: 

From the Center School all the way down to the different flora players will encounter, their latest blog post is one of the most in-depth ones to-date. This incredibly ambitious project takes the Fallout franchise where it has never gone before. Even better? Bethesda has sanctioned it, so no worries on an abrupt shutdown. 

Mod Corner: Fallout Miami Total Conversion Mod Creators Offer New Fall Update

about X hours ago from
Mod Corner: Fallout Miami Total Conversion Mod Creators Offer New Fall Update

This week's Mod Corner we're doing things a little bit differently to celebrate a massive overhaul project I've been covering for years, much like Fallout 4: New Vegas and Skyblivion. Fallout: Miami is among the most impressive Fallout overhaul mods out there and while the team continues to prepare this project for its final form (don't know why I said it like that, but we are rolling with it), these ambitious fans took to the mod's site with a new video and their latest update. 

In the latest dev diary video, the mod's creative director gives a sneak peek at yet another track from the project's music, coconut masks, and the slavers of Sunshine Cove as a faction. Check out the video below to learn more: 

From the Center School all the way down to the different flora players will encounter, their latest blog post is one of the most in-depth ones to-date. This incredibly ambitious project takes the Fallout franchise where it has never gone before. Even better? Bethesda has sanctioned it, so no worries on an abrupt shutdown. 

Read The Entire Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Story Now!

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Read The Entire Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Story Now!

Many of Marvel’s iconic superheroes are relics from another age.

Captain America debuted in 1941 as a beacon of American pride leading into World War II. Under the creative guidance of Stan Lee, the 1960s delivered the wall-crawling Spider-Man, tech-savvy Iron Man, rampaging Hulk, as well as the super teams X-Men and Fantastic Four. Time has not hurt any of these juggernauts. They all have eternal flames that burn brighter as the years fly by.

These heroes are so popular that the spotlight rarely moves off of them to highlight newcomers. Every week, when the latest comic books hit store shelves, Marvel introduces new characters that could be the next heroes that define a generation. In most cases, however, these spandex-laden figures don’t capture readers’ imaginations, and disappear as quickly as they appear.

Read The Entire Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Story Now!

about X hours ago from
Read The Entire Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Cover Story Now!

Many of Marvel’s iconic superheroes are relics from another age.

Captain America debuted in 1941 as a beacon of American pride leading into World War II. Under the creative guidance of Stan Lee, the 1960s delivered the wall-crawling Spider-Man, tech-savvy Iron Man, rampaging Hulk, as well as the super teams X-Men and Fantastic Four. Time has not hurt any of these juggernauts. They all have eternal flames that burn brighter as the years fly by.

These heroes are so popular that the spotlight rarely moves off of them to highlight newcomers. Every week, when the latest comic books hit store shelves, Marvel introduces new characters that could be the next heroes that define a generation. In most cases, however, these spandex-laden figures don’t capture readers’ imaginations, and disappear as quickly as they appear.

Five Ways Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Optimized For PS5

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Five Ways Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Optimized For PS5

If you haven’t been able to secure a PlayStation 5 preorder, or aren’t lucky enough to snag one during release, at least you’ll be able to play the PS4 version of Insomniac’s newest Spider-Man game. However, if you obsoletely need the best Spider-Man experience, you’ll want to play on a PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5's extra power allowed Insomniac to create a bigger, better game. To analyze this further, we asked the development team to detail five big reasons that Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the PlayStation 5 will be the definitive version.

“The PS5's SSD obviously allows us to load the game faster. If you die or if you fast travel there are near-instant loads. It just fades down and then fades up. You just keep playing. We have no loading screens. It’s really impressive. In the PS4 version, we have loading screens and the subway transitions from the last game.” – creative director Brian Horton

“We were able to take full advantage of all the features of the PlayStation 5, and one of those things was graphical fidelity. You're going to see ray-traced reflections everywhere in the game on the PlayStation 5.” – creative director Brian Horton

Five Ways Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Optimized For PS5

about X hours ago from
Five Ways Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Is Optimized For PS5

If you haven’t been able to secure a PlayStation 5 preorder, or aren’t lucky enough to snag one during release, at least you’ll be able to play the PS4 version of Insomniac’s newest Spider-Man game. However, if you obsoletely need the best Spider-Man experience, you’ll want to play on a PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5's extra power allowed Insomniac to create a bigger, better game. To analyze this further, we asked the development team to detail five big reasons that Spider-Man: Miles Morales on the PlayStation 5 will be the definitive version.

“The PS5's SSD obviously allows us to load the game faster. If you die or if you fast travel there are near-instant loads. It just fades down and then fades up. You just keep playing. We have no loading screens. It’s really impressive. In the PS4 version, we have loading screens and the subway transitions from the last game.” – creative director Brian Horton

“We were able to take full advantage of all the features of the PlayStation 5, and one of those things was graphical fidelity. You're going to see ray-traced reflections everywhere in the game on the PlayStation 5.” – creative director Brian Horton

The Importance Of Exclusives Is Fading

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The Importance Of Exclusives Is Fading

When I was younger, exclusive games were the sole factor I considered when purchasing a new console. I loved my NES, but when it came time to upgrade to the 16-bit era, I switched teams to the Genesis for one reason: Taz-Mania. Even though a game with the same name appeared on SNES (a practice that wasn’t unheard of in that era), the Genesis version – a 2D platformer – is the one I wanted to play. I don’t know what to tell you, except that I was a very cool kid who loved Taz. Unfortunately, Taz-Mania was actually not good, so I jumped ship again; I traded in my Genesis months later so I could a play Final Fantasy II on SNES.

I continued shifting my loyalty like this for years, chasing Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Metroid, and Metal Gear – whatever system had the exclusive lineup that excited me most. Even after I started buying multiple consoles, my most-played system of each generation usually boiled down to which one had the most exclusive titles I enjoyed. But as we move forward in a new generation, it’s becoming clearer to me that the role of exclusive games is getting smaller and smaller. I’m not saying they don’t (or won't) continue to exist, but they are no longer the only important differentiating factor between systems.

The Importance Of Exclusives Is Fading

about X hours ago from
The Importance Of Exclusives Is Fading

When I was younger, exclusive games were the sole factor I considered when purchasing a new console. I loved my NES, but when it came time to upgrade to the 16-bit era, I switched teams to the Genesis for one reason: Taz-Mania. Even though a game with the same name appeared on SNES (a practice that wasn’t unheard of in that era), the Genesis version – a 2D platformer – is the one I wanted to play. I don’t know what to tell you, except that I was a very cool kid who loved Taz. Unfortunately, Taz-Mania was actually not good, so I jumped ship again; I traded in my Genesis months later so I could a play Final Fantasy II on SNES.

I continued shifting my loyalty like this for years, chasing Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Metroid, and Metal Gear – whatever system had the exclusive lineup that excited me most. Even after I started buying multiple consoles, my most-played system of each generation usually boiled down to which one had the most exclusive titles I enjoyed. But as we move forward in a new generation, it’s becoming clearer to me that the role of exclusive games is getting smaller and smaller. I’m not saying they don’t (or won't) continue to exist, but they are no longer the only important differentiating factor between systems.