This Fallout 4 Overhaul Mod Transforms The Common Wealth Into A Full-Fledged Horror Game

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This Fallout 4 Overhaul Mod Transforms The Common Wealth Into A Full-Fledged Horror Game

It's Halloween! Well, almost! And while there are a ton of amazing horror games out there, there is one Fallout 4 mod I can't help but to recommend for those wanting a new horror experience in a familiar place. For this week's Mod Corner, we're getting 'spoopy'. 

The Fallout 4 Pilgrim: Dread of the Common Wealth mod is a complete overhaul experience that came out in 2017. It's a mod I've personally used and can't recommend enough. For those that like Fallout 4, this is a great way to jump back in while still being able to experience something new. 

The mod itself is inspired by the horror film The Witch and it captures that subtle horror and evil immersion perfectly. How overhaul mods work is that it's not a simple retexture, it's a complete shakeup to the game as a whole. This experience changes the weather, it completely revamps the in-game audio, and the lighting? The lighting is more than a little spooky.

This Fallout 4 Overhaul Mod Transforms The Common Wealth Into A Full-Fledged Horror Game

about X hours ago from
This Fallout 4 Overhaul Mod Transforms The Common Wealth Into A Full-Fledged Horror Game

It's Halloween! Well, almost! And while there are a ton of amazing horror games out there, there is one Fallout 4 mod I can't help but to recommend for those wanting a new horror experience in a familiar place. For this week's Mod Corner, we're getting 'spoopy'. 

The Fallout 4 Pilgrim: Dread of the Common Wealth mod is a complete overhaul experience that came out in 2017. It's a mod I've personally used and can't recommend enough. For those that like Fallout 4, this is a great way to jump back in while still being able to experience something new. 

The mod itself is inspired by the horror film The Witch and it captures that subtle horror and evil immersion perfectly. How overhaul mods work is that it's not a simple retexture, it's a complete shakeup to the game as a whole. This experience changes the weather, it completely revamps the in-game audio, and the lighting? The lighting is more than a little spooky.

Blaston Is A Matrix-Inspired Neon Shootout VR Game With Big Ambitions

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Blaston Is A Matrix-Inspired Neon Shootout VR Game With Big Ambitions

Blaston is a PvP fighting game that's entirely in VR with some impressive, creative minds behind the adventure. With Left 4 Dead's Mike Booth and Doom's Tom Hall on board with the folks over at Resolution Games, Blaston is an unapologetic experience that isn't afraid to simply be what it is. 

We recently had a chance to go toe-to-virtual-toe with the team behind this game to square off and shoot out. Immediately upon putting on the VR headset, my mind went straight to Cyberpunk with the neon colors and futuristic tones. That being said, the game itself plays like an old western shootout, pitting one player against another in a Matrix-style race to be the last man standing. 

The game is simple: players face off against another person in a neon-drenched close-quarters arena. When the countdown hits zero, both players must utilize an arsenal of weapons to take each other out. Resolution Games CEO Tommy Palm tells Game Informer that each weapon was designed with sports in mind, giving them a playful edge to keep Blaston appropriate for all ages without making it camp. While not campy, some of the weapons are downright cute, and each has a its own strength when taking to the realm of PvP. 

Blaston Is A Matrix-Inspired Neon Shootout VR Game With Big Ambitions

about X hours ago from
Blaston Is A Matrix-Inspired Neon Shootout VR Game With Big Ambitions

Blaston is a PvP fighting game that's entirely in VR with some impressive, creative minds behind the adventure. With Left 4 Dead's Mike Booth and Doom's Tom Hall on board with the folks over at Resolution Games, Blaston is an unapologetic experience that isn't afraid to simply be what it is: a straightforward PvP experience that is just meant to be fun. 

We recently had a chance to go toe-to-virtual-toe with the team behind this game to square off and shoot out. Immediately upon putting on the VR headset, my mind went straight to Cyberpunk with the neon colors and futuristic tones. That being said, the game itself plays like an old western shootout, pitting one player against another in a Matrix-style race to be the last man standing. 

The game is simple: players face off against another person in a neon-drenched close-quarters arena. When the countdown hits zero, both players must utilize an arsenal of weapons to take each other out. Resolution Games CEO Tommy Palm tells Game Informer that each weapon was designed with sports in mind, giving them a playful edge to keep Blaston appropriate for all ages without making it camp. While not campy, some of the weapons are downright cute, and each has a its own strength when taking to the realm of PvP. 

Your Guide To Genshin Impact And Gacha

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Your Guide To Genshin Impact And Gacha

By now, you've probably heard of Genshin Impact. I spoke highly of the game in my review, but that didn't offer any tips for getting started. That's what this guide is for! Get ready to learn how miHoYo's game-as-a-service adventure works. For reference, all my Genshin Impact play has been on PC using a wired Xbox controller, but the game is available on PlayStation 4 and mobile devices.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play adventure game where you control a party of four adventurers in a big open world. Mini-arenas, small dungeons, bosses, puzzles, hundreds of chests, secrets and more are scattered around the world. It is essentially a game-as-service adventure title with many JRPG, ARPG, and MMORPG mechanics and features, though it is important to note that it is not a MMORPG. As a game-as-service, only two of Genshin's seven (possibly eight) regions are in the game right now, and that means there is way more of this amazing world coming, in terms of story, characters, quests, areas to explore, and more. You can get a taste of what's coming in this trailer here. We can see that we're going to get a frozen region, an Egyptian-themed area (With an Anubis character? Yu-Gi-Oh baby!), and a lot more. For reference, we are currently on Act 1 ... of 8 in that trailer. Wow.

Your Guide To Genshin Impact And Gacha

about X hours ago from
Your Guide To Genshin Impact And Gacha

By now, you've probably heard of Genshin Impact. I spoke highly of the game in my review, but that didn't offer any tips for getting started. That's what this guide is for! Get ready to learn how miHoYo's game-as-a-service adventure works. For reference, all my Genshin Impact play has been on PC using a wired Xbox controller, but the game is available on PlayStation 4 and mobile devices.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play adventure game where you control a party of four adventurers in a big open world. Mini-arenas, small dungeons, bosses, puzzles, hundreds of chests, secrets and more are scattered around the world. It is essentially a game-as-service adventure title with many JRPG, ARPG, and MMORPG mechanics and features, though it is important to note that it is not a MMORPG. As a game-as-service, only two of Genshin's seven (possibly eight) regions are in the game right now, and that means there is way more of this amazing world coming, in terms of story, characters, quests, areas to explore, and more. You can get a taste of what's coming in this trailer here. While the trailer is mostly indecipherable gibberish, we can see that we're going to get a frozen region, an Egyptian-themed area (With an Anubis character? Yu-Gi-Oh baby!), and a lot more. For reference, we are currently on Act 1 ... of 8 in that trailer. Wow.

Baldur's Gate 3's Campfire Feature Will Feel Like Coming Home For Dragon Age: Origins Fans

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Baldur's Gate 3's Campfire Feature Will Feel Like Coming Home For Dragon Age: Origins Fans

Baldur's Gate 3 is now out in Early Access and RPG fans are diving right in. Whether you're a CRPG fan or a newcomer to the world of Dungeons & Dragons, the character creation and the story appeals on a mass level. One aspect of the latest D&D adventure that I'm wholly in love with, however, is a feature that made Dragon Age: Origins so deeply personal – a good 'ol fashioned campfire. 

In Origins, players could interact with all of their companions, without being restricted by the party number limitation. This helped players develop friendships and romantic relationships with the various companions, and allowed fans to deeply immerse themselves in the daily lives of Thedas residents. The campfires in Baldur's Gate 3 work in a similar fashion, and it's here that I find myself anxious to get back to. 

How it works is simple: at night, players can rest alongside their companions around a campfire. The campfire is where hardened exteriors soften and life stories are told. False bravado, cold walls, and defense mechanisms don't weigh much here and that's where players truly get a chance to get to know the deep layers of each companion. This feature also provides a nice little recap to the day's events in-game, and provides a good opportunity for players to see how their companions react to certain decisions made on a deeper level. 

Baldur's Gate 3's Campfire Feature Will Feel Like Coming Home For Dragon Age: Origins Fans

about X hours ago from
Baldur's Gate 3's Campfire Feature Will Feel Like Coming Home For Dragon Age: Origins Fans

Baldur's Gate 3 is now out in Early Access and RPG fans are diving right in. Whether you're a CRPG fan or a newcomer to the world of Dungeons & Dragons, the character creation and the story appeals on a mass level. One aspect of the latest D&D adventure that I'm wholly in love with, however, is a feature that made Dragon Age: Origins so deeply personal – a good 'ol fashioned campfire. 

In Origins, players could interact with all of their companions, without being restricted by the party number limitation. This helped players develop friendships and romantic relationships with the various companions, and allowed fans to deeply immerse themselves in the daily lives of Thedas residents. The campfires in Baldur's Gate 3 work in a similar fashion, and it's here that I find myself anxious to get back to. 

How it works is simple: at night, players can rest alongside their companions around a campfire. The campfire is where hardened exteriors soften and life stories are told. False bravado, cold walls, and defense mechanisms don't weigh much here and that's where players truly get a chance to get to know the deep layers of each companion. This feature also provides a nice little recap to the day's events in-game, and provides a good opportunity for players to see how their companions react to certain decisions made on a deeper level. 

Why You Should Buy PS5 And Xbox Series X/S

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Why You Should Buy PS5 And Xbox Series X/S

The launch of new consoles is always exciting. Not only does new hardware feel great to connect to your TV for the first time, but it also unlocks the potential for the games we'll collectively experience over the next several years. With the new hardware just over the horizon, I reached out to both PlayStation and Xbox to hear their cases for why upgrading to next-gen hardware is worth the investment.

For many, when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S release the second week of November, it will mark the dawn of a new era of gaming. However, plenty of others will be sticking with their existing systems for various reasons. With so few next-gen exclusive titles across the two platforms, many are content to hold off on upgrading. Xbox has said that its first-party titles will continue to release on both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in the near future, and on the PlayStation side, big titles like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West have been confirmed to release on PlayStation 4 as well.

Why You Should Buy PS5 And Xbox Series X/S

about X hours ago from
Why You Should Buy PS5 And Xbox Series X/S

The launch of new consoles is always exciting. Not only does new hardware feel great to connect to your TV for the first time, but it also unlocks the potential for the games we'll collectively experience over the next several years. With the new hardware just over the horizon, I reached out to both PlayStation and Xbox to hear their cases for why upgrading to next-gen hardware is worth the investment.

For many, when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S release the second week of November, it will mark the dawn of a new era of gaming. However, plenty of others will be sticking with their existing systems for various reasons. With so few next-gen exclusive titles across the two platforms, many are content to hold off on upgrading. Xbox has said that its first-party titles will continue to release on both Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in the near future, and on the PlayStation side, big titles like Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West have been confirmed to release on PlayStation 4 as well.