How To Get Into the Ever-Growing Yakuza Series

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How To Get Into the Ever-Growing Yakuza Series

It's never been a better time to be a Yakuza fan – if only due to the sheer amount of Yakuza games there are. Across the mainline series, prequels, remakes, and spin-offs, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has released 15 Yakuza games since 2005. But with that kind of output, it can be a little confusing to know where to start and in what order you should play the games (spoiler: not in release order or chronological order!). If you're thinking of jumping into this ever-expanding series before the release of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon next month, but need a little help getting started, I've got you covered. 

How To Get Into the Ever-Growing Yakuza Series

about X hours ago from
How To Get Into the Ever-Growing Yakuza Series

It's never been a better time to be a Yakuza fan – if only due to the sheer amount of Yakuza games there are. Across the mainline series, prequels, remakes, and spin-offs, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has released 15 Yakuza games since 2005. But with that kind of output, it can be a little confusing to know where to start and in what order you should play the games (spoiler: not in release order or chronological order!). If you're thinking of jumping into this ever-expanding series before the release of Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon next month, but need a little help getting started, I've got you covered. 

Ranking The Overwatch Halloween Skins

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Ranking The Overwatch Halloween Skins

It's that time of year again. We've reached October, which means Overwatch's Halloween celebration is in full swing. The Terror event, which just went live today, has its share of special treats, such as the wave-based horde mode Junkenstein's Revenge, alongside new Halloween-themed skins, emotes, and voice lines. Every year, Blizzard raises the bar with its Halloween designs, making it a true contender for the best event skins. While the first year capitalized on its Junkenstein theme of basic (but super cool) Halloween fare, subsequent years have thrown us some nice surprises, from the far out Totally '80s Zarya to the Cthulhu-inspired cultist Zenyatta. As the skins are the main attraction, we decided to rank all of them from worst to best. After much deliberation and compromise, here's what we came up with as a staff for our favorite and not-so favorites.

Ranking The Overwatch Halloween Skins

about X hours ago from
Ranking The Overwatch Halloween Skins

It's that time of year again. We've reached October, which means Overwatch's Halloween celebration is in full swing. The Terror event, which just went live today, has its share of special treats, such as the wave-based horde mode Junkenstein's Revenge, alongside new Halloween-themed skins, emotes, and voice lines. Every year, Blizzard raises the bar with its Halloween designs, making it a true contender for the best event skins. While the first year capitalized on its Junkenstein theme of basic (but super cool) Halloween fare, subsequent years have thrown us some nice surprises, from the far out Totally '80s Zarya to the Cthulhu-inspired cultist Zenyatta. As the skins are the main attraction, we decided to rank all of them from worst to best. After much deliberation and compromise, here's what we came up with as a staff for our favorite and not-so favorites.

Everything You Need To Know About Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Everything You Need To Know About Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The Assassin’s Creed games are huge, in terms of both popularity and scope. Ubisoft’s hit franchise uses a mixture of history and fiction to create immersive worlds, all supported by diverse gameplay and interlocking systems. Like its predecessors, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is ambitious; it is an exciting dive into the lives of the Vikings, defining the iconic historical figures through war, peace, and exploration. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so we spoke to producer Julien Laferrière and narrative director Darby McDevitt to break down this massive experience and set the stage for Valhalla’s release.

Players control Eivor, a Viking hero who can be either male or female. After a prologue set in Norway, Eivor’s clan leaves their homeland to settle in England. Though Vikings are often remembered for raiding and looting, Valhalla aims to go beyond the mainstream stereotype and examine the more human stories behind the Vikings’ expansion.

Everything You Need To Know About Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Everything You Need To Know About Assassin's Creed Valhalla

The Assassin’s Creed games are huge, in terms of both popularity and scope. Ubisoft’s hit franchise uses a mixture of history and fiction to create immersive worlds, all supported by diverse gameplay and interlocking systems. Like its predecessors, the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is ambitious; it is an exciting dive into the lives of the Vikings, defining the iconic historical figures through war, peace, and exploration. That’s a lot of ground to cover, so we spoke to producer Julien Laferrière and narrative director Darby McDevitt to break down this massive experience and set the stage for Valhalla’s release.

Players control Eivor, a Viking hero who can be either male or female. After a prologue set in Norway, Eivor’s clan leaves their homeland to settle in England. Though Vikings are often remembered for raiding and looting, Valhalla aims to go beyond the mainstream stereotype and examine the more human stories behind the Vikings’ expansion.

Game Informer Live — Phasmophobia

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Game Informer Live — Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a horror experience for up to 4-players in co-op as they attempt to participate in ghost hunting experiences at a variety of haunted locations ranging from the house next door to abandoned asylums. Using tools like EMF readers, spirit boxes, and cameras, the ghost hunters attempt to identify the hostile spirit before it turns things around and starts hunting the hunters.

Players can even talk to the ghosts, calling out their names and issuing other commands and requests. Join the Game Informer ghost hunters today at 1:30 PM CST for a dive into the depths of terror as they attempt to survive scary encounters with everything from demonic children to sad spirits.

Game Informer Live — Phasmophobia

about X hours ago from
Game Informer Live — Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a horror experience for up to 4-players in co-op as they attempt to participate in ghost hunting experiences at a variety of haunted locations ranging from the house next door to abandoned asylums. Using tools like EMF readers, spirit boxes, and cameras, the ghost hunters attempt to identify the hostile spirit before it turns things around and starts hunting the hunters.

Players can even talk to the ghosts, calling out their names and issuing other commands and requests. Join the Game Informer ghost hunters today at 1:30 PM CST for a dive into the depths of terror as they attempt to survive scary encounters with everything from demonic children to sad spirits.

Cover Reveal – Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Cover Reveal – Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Join us for a deep dive into Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a sequel that cranks the superhero action up a notch, and gives us an intimate look at the life of another wall crawler who is in way over his head in crime fighting, relationships, and getting to know his new home. Developer Insomniac Games gave us a lengthy tour of Spider-Man: Miles Morales running on PlayStation 5, and we were blown away by just how ambitious of a follow-up it is, both in how explosive the action is right out of the gates and how much care went into developing Miles as a new Spider-Man.

Our story runs across 15 pages, and offers exclusive details for the opening moments of the game, Miles' powers, the open world, unlockable suits, the new skill tree, and so much more. We spent a day talking to the development team about what makes this sequel different, and what players can expect from it on both PlayStation 4 and 5. In addition to our cover story, which hits digital today and mailboxes soon, we will have a full month of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales coverage online, complete with exclusive videos, screenshots, and developer interviews.

Cover Reveal – Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

about X hours ago from
Cover Reveal – Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Join us for a deep dive into Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a sequel that cranks the superhero action up a notch, and gives us an intimate look at the life of another wall crawler who is in way over his head in crime fighting, relationships, and getting to know his new home. Developer Insomniac Games gave us a lengthy tour of Spider-Man: Miles Morales running on PlayStation 5, and we were blown away by just how ambitious of a follow-up it is, both in how explosive the action is right out of the gates and how much care went into developing Miles as a new Spider-Man.

Our story runs across 15 pages, and offers exclusive details for the opening moments of the game, Miles' powers, the open world, unlockable suits, the new skill tree, and so much more. We spent a day talking to the development team about what makes this sequel different, and what players can expect from it on both PlayStation 4 and 5. In addition to our cover story, which hits digital today and mailboxes soon, we will have a full month of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales coverage online, complete with exclusive videos, screenshots, and developer interviews.