Engage In Sci-Fi Nerf Gun Battles In Nerf: Legends

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Engage In Sci-Fi Nerf Gun Battles In Nerf: Legends

Publisher Game Mill Entertainment has pulled the curtain back on Nerf: Legends, a new sci-fi first-person shooter based on the popular Nerf toy line. The game arrives sometime this October and offers a more PG spin on a traditionally mature genre. 

IGN broke the news earlier this morning, and the reveal trailer (posted above) shows off the real-life Nerf weaponry you’ll be using to blast adversaries in the face. 15 different Nerf guns based on the company’s Mega, Ultra, and Elite lines are at players’ fingertips. However, the guns fire laser darts instead of the traditional foam darts, and you can collect power-ups such as seeker, freeze, and magnetic darts. Weapons can be customized with various offensive perks and you can outfit guns and your character with cosmetic skins. 

Nerf: Legends features a single-player campaign that pits players against an army of evil robots across 19 levels. Areas include a fortress spaceport and jungle. Meanwhile, multiplayer modes include 4v4 team battles and an eight-player free-for-all mode. Nerf: Legends supports crossplay across all versions. That would be PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Axiom Verge 2 Launches Later Today

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Axiom Verge 2 Launches Later Today

Axiom Verge was a true sleeper hit when it launched back in 2015. Solo designer Tom Happ’s love letter to classic 2D Metroid games inundated its audience in a world brimming with creepy, sci-fi creatures while maintaining that nostalgic NES/SNES aesthetic. Axiom Verge 2 was first announced during a Nintendo Indies Showcase in 2019. So, it’s fitting that the anticipated Metroid-like would premiere once again. The sequel looks even more intense than the previous entry.

The journey to Axiom Verge 2’s eventual release hasn’t been without hardship: we posted a delay announcement earlier this year. And despite this unfortunate news, the game is still slated for a worldwide launch in just a few days. Joe Juba excitedly reported that the sequel looks to build upon the foundation that the first Axiom Verge established in nuanced ways, “Axiom Verge wasn’t a mere imitator; it built on a solid foundation with its own signature elements. A heady sci-fi story and mind-bending meta elements put a contemporary twist on the familiar formula – and with Axiom Verge 2, players are about to learn even more about this series’ unique identity.”

Diablo 2: Resurrected Open Beta Details Revealed, Quietly Removes Peer-to-Peer Multiplayer

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Diablo 2: Resurrected Open Beta Details Revealed, Quietly Removes Peer-to-Peer Multiplayer

The Diablo 2: Resurrected beta is just around the corner before the remaster launches next month. In addition to the details provided by Blizzard, the team has made a change to how playing with friends will be, a quiet change made in the title's FAQ section. 

Regarding the beta itself, those that pre-ordered the remaster, or the Diablo Prime Evil Collection, will be able to be among the first to check out the beta on August 13 at 1 p.m. ET until August 17 at the same time. For those that did not pre-order, the open beta will be taking place between August 20 at 1 p.m. ET until August 23. 

The upcoming beta period is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Nintendo Switch players will, unfortunately, not be granted access to the beta period. For those pre-ordering to get in on the first wave of early access game time, be sure to pre-order the platform you plan to play on, that way you can gain access to the beta of your choosing. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Focuses On Fixing Bugs, Including Music Syncs And DIY Glitches

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update Focuses On Fixing Bugs, Including Music Syncs And DIY Glitches

Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.11.1 is here and its main focus, unlike previous patches, is primarily on bug fixes known in the game. From cloud glitches to de-synced music, here is what players can expect to find when they log into their islands alongside the recent seasonal events added

According to the most recent patch notes from Nintendo's UK site, the latest update tackles a few known issues in the game. One bug, in particular, addresses a bug in the DIY Recipes app on the in-game Nook device that would place certain recipes out of order. A separate bug fix tackles certain color variations not showing up properly in the Photopia item catalog, whereas a separate issue relating to the seasonal clouds not showing up quite as intended has been patched. 

The final update in the latest patch notes includes a fix that applies to the closing time music not playing properly in Nook's Cranny. Some users have reported that the music is missing entirely, where others cite that it simply sounds off. Whatever you may have experienced regarding this specific bug, it looks like it's now fixed and ready to belt out those tunes as intended. 

Another Activision Blizzard Shareholder Issues Demands For Change, Calls Out "Inadequate" Response

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Another Activision Blizzard Shareholder Issues Demands For Change, Calls Out

Last week during the most recent Activision Blizzard investor's call, several shareholders shared concerns over what was being done following the details of a lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on  "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws," specifically regarding the treatment of women and other marginalized groups. Citing a "frat boy" culture, another shareholder is stepping out with a list of demands for the company to implement positive change. 

The shareholder in question is an investment group called SOC, and the company is calling out Activision Blizzard's response to the recent allegations. In a statement that Axios was given access to, SOC says that even recent promises from current CEO Bobby Kotick do not go "nearly far enough to address the deep and widespread issues with equity, inclusion, and human capital management." 

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Casts Idris Elba As Knuckles And The Internet's Reaction Is Everything

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Casts Idris Elba As Knuckles And The Internet's Reaction Is Everything

Idris Elba has an impressive acting record, playing all sorts of characters that his talent brings to life. While he's kicking butt as Bloodsport currently with The Suicide Squad now in theaters, it looks like he's pivoting in a completely different direction for his next project: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. 

The sequel to the live-action take is expected to drop on April 8, 2022, and while we are still waiting to learn more about the upcoming film's premise, we do have one particular confirmation that basically lit the internet on fire in one fell sweep: Elba is playing Knuckles. The actor shared the confirmation of his new role via Twitter with our first look at the character's redesign and it took about 0.002 seconds before half of Twitter began having a sexuality crisis. 

Captioned simply, "Knock knock," the replies and quote tweets immediately began flooding in with reactions to the latest Sonic revelation. So far, the reception is overwhelmingly positive, albeit a little confused. The reply thread is filled with the thirstiest of fans coming to terms with their love of Elba in relation to his playing Knuckles, and honestly? If this is the biggest "discourse" we have today in the online world, it's a good day. 

Xbox Game Pass Is Adding Even More Indie Adventures To Its Growing Library, Including Stardew Valley

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Xbox Game Pass Is Adding Even More Indie Adventures To Its Growing Library, Including Stardew Valley

ID@Xbox provided indie fans with an entire showcase dedicated to new gaming adventures that are on the way. The showcase gave us incredible first looks at new indie games, as well as new info on already revealed titles, but it also came bearing Xbox Game Pass news, as well. 

While not every game announcement slated to arrive on Xbox Game Pass later this year received a release date, we do at least have an idea of what else is on the way. Games like Stardew Valley are widely beloved in the gaming community, and its arrival to the subscription service library is one that has been requested a lot in the past. Other titles on the way include: 

I'm particularly excited for Pupperazzi, mainly because it's basically Pokemon Snap but with puppers. I don't know about you, but that sounds like paradise to me. Aragami 2 is slated to arrive next month, though Evil Genius 2 is expected sometime in the latter half of this year. More titles will be revealed in the coming month, but for now? We have Pupperazzi. 

Team Fortress 2 Mod Aims To Remake The Game Using Half Life: Alyx's Engine

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Team Fortress 2 Mod Aims To Remake The Game Using Half Life: Alyx's Engine

Team Fortress 2, despite a release way back in 2007, remains a popular go-to online shooter that continues to impress with its concurrent player account. The game offers strategy, comedy, and just a good time, which is why this particular mod undertaking is one to note. 

A group of modders are utilizing the same engine Valve used for Half-Life: Alyx to essentially remake Team Fortress 2. Team Fortress S2 is the name, and the project consists of a team of passionate gamers coming together to further inspire love in the TF2 community. "We love it for its gameplay, story, its unique cast of characters and environments," boasts this group of modders, and they are showing that love by making this experience even better. 

"A few months ago, when s&box started to release access to the Source 2 tools and ways to create custom game modes, we started to ask ourselves: 'How would TF2 look like if it was ported to Source 2?' We know that Source 2 provides a lot of graphical improvements as well as a new physics engine," says the team when reflecting on how this project came to be. "It is a lot more up-to-date to modern game development standards, compared to the two-decades-old Source, yet similar in some ways. So seeing this game in a new modern engine really interests us."

A Modder's Paradise: The Joys Of Breaking A Game To Enjoy It Even More

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A Modder's Paradise: The Joys Of Breaking A Game To Enjoy It Even More

Sometimes, modding a game can turn out to be a dream come true, and sometimes, it can be a total nightmare. So why spend so much time doing it in the first place? Let's explore the joys of breaking something to make it even better. 

When I first joined the Game Informer team, I immediately pitched my Mod Corner vertical because it's something I've been very passionate about through the years. While I have made a few mods here and there myself in the past, I'm mostly just someone that enjoys utilizing the amazing creations that come out of this particular community. For those unfamiliar, the modding community is massive and filled with passionate fans that love to tinker with the inner workings of some of our favorite games. From total recreations to small little comedic gags, the mod microcosm is a world of its own, and it's a world that has offered me another layer of comfort and happiness within the realm of gaming that I cherish more than I can convey.

New Tales Of Arise Demo Drops Next Week

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New Tales Of Arise Demo Drops Next Week

Tales of Arise was Game Informer’s July cover story and is the newest installment in a beloved JRPG franchise that helped establish a foundation for the Japanese gaming scene back in the 90s. Now that the game is finally coming out soon, excitement for the first next-gen Tales experience has never been higher. Today, a free demo was announced, meaning fans will finally get hands-on time with Bandai Namco’s upcoming adventure.

The adventure of a lifetime starts in just ✨ one month ✨
A FREE PLAY DEMO of #TalesofArise will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Series X|S on August 18th! pic.twitter.com/PCio2xwvlm

The Tales series is known for its various ensemble casts, fun battle system, and high fantasy narratives. Most Tales games chronicle standalone journeys (kind of like Final Fantasy), so newcomers can easily hop in at any point. Tales Of Arise revolves around Shionne and Alphen, characters that serve as foils to one another but are comrades as well. The two hail from very different worlds, which creates a dynamic that reveals more details about the story at large and each of their own motivations. For instance, Shionne carries a curse that hurts those around her, while Alphen can’t feel any pain at all. How these two work together will hopefully be hinted at in the demo when it drops next week on August 18.