Monster Hunter: World Gets Assassin's Creed Crossover Event

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Monster Hunter: World Gets Assassin's Creed Crossover Event

Yesterday Capcom stealth-launched a new crossover event for Monster Hunter: World, this time crossing over with the Assassin's Creed series.

The "SDF: Silent, Deadly, and Fierce" event, which lasts until January 10, has players facing off against "nimble, fierce, and impetuous monsters" to earn Senu's Feather. The event features a new armor that makes players look like Bayek from Assassin's Creed Origins, and the Assassin's Hood tool, which resembles the outfit Ezio wore in Assassin's Creed II and grants additional damage when attacking monsters out of stealth, as well as additional movement speed while running, climbing, and crouch-running.

The event is currently not available on PC, but will arrive "at a later date."

Monster Hunter: World Gets Assassin's Creed Crossover Event

about X hours ago from
Monster Hunter: World Gets Assassin's Creed Crossover Event

Yesterday Capcom stealth-launched a new crossover event for Monster Hunter: World, this time crossing over with the Assassin's Creed series.

The "SDF: Silent, Deadly, and Fierce" event, which lasts until January 10, has players facing off against "nimble, fierce, and impetuous monsters" to earn Senu's Feather. The event features a new armor that makes players look like Bayek from Assassin's Creed Origins, and the Assassin's Hood tool, which resembles the outfit Ezio wore in Assassin's Creed II and grants additional damage when attacking monsters out of stealth, as well as additional movement speed while running, climbing, and crouch-running.

The event is currently not available on PC, but will arrive "at a later date."

From Software Working On Two Unannounced Games

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From Software Working On Two Unannounced Games

This year, most of the talk surrounding From Software was focused on the reveal of its new title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (and, to a lesser extent, Déraciné). However, the studio behind games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne has apparently been even busier than it seemed.

In an interview with 4gamer (and translated by Gematsu), From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki says that the company has two announced games in the works – though fans will have to wait a bit for any details. Apart from saying that the games would be in the style of From Software's previous work, Miyazaki did not reveal any specifics regarding either project.

Despite the lack of specifics, this leaves some interesting room for speculation. Maybe that Bloodborne sequel exists after all? Maybe another Souls game is coming? Or maybe there's a new franchise brewing? Whatever the titles end up being, From Software has a legion of loyal (if sometimes masochistic) fans eager to throw themselves at the challenge.  

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Canceled On Mac And Linux

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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Canceled On Mac And Linux

When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night originally met its Kickstarter funding goal back in 2015, the plan was for the game to release on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Since then, the Wii U version changed to Switch instead, and the Vita version was canceled outright – and the list of planned platforms just shrunk a bit more. In the latest development update, creator Koji Igarashi announced that the Mac and Linux versions have also been canceled.

"We have made this tough decision due to challenges of supporting middleware and online feature support and making sure we deliver on the rest of the scope for the game," Igarashi says. If you were a backer hoping to get the game on Mac or Linux, you can send the team an email to change to a different platform.

Not all news out of Bloodstained is grim. Igarashi also says: "Development has reached its peak — we are currently checking the performance of Bloodstained on each platform. Overall, we are done with enemy placement and entering the adjustment phase." After some delays, it seems like the 2019 release is attainable – especially with the recent news that developer WayForward is assisting on the project.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Canceled On Mac And Linux

about X hours ago from
Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Canceled On Mac And Linux

When Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night originally met its Kickstarter funding goal back in 2015, the plan was for the game to release on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Since then, the Wii U version changed to Switch instead, and the Vita version was canceled outright – and the list of planned platforms just shrunk a bit more. In the latest development update, creator Koji Igarashi announced that the Mac and Linux versions have also been canceled.

"We have made this tough decision due to challenges of supporting middleware and online feature support and making sure we deliver on the rest of the scope for the game," Igarashi says. If you were a backer hoping to get the game on Mac or Linux, you can send the team an email to change to a different platform.

Not all news out of Bloodstained is grim. Igarashi also says: "Development has reached its peak — we are currently checking the performance of Bloodstained on each platform. Overall, we are done with enemy placement and entering the adjustment phase." After some delays, it seems like the 2019 release is attainable – especially with the recent news that developer WayForward is assisting on the project.

Interactive Black Mirror Episode Hits Netflix Today

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Interactive Black Mirror Episode Hits Netflix Today

Black Mirror is a show about the dark side of technology, so it only makes sense that it has put video games in the spotlight a few times (including one episode that is practically overflowing with gaming Easter eggs). But the latest installment, entitled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, brings the show closer to being a game itself.

The new episode (which released on Netflix today) is a piece of interactive fiction; it allows viewers to make choices that affect the events and outcome of the story. Depending on your decisions, you see one of five possible endings. You can watch the trailer for the episode below, or experience it for yourself right now if you subscribe to Netflix.

Minecraft: Story Mode also recently released on Netflix, so Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is just the latest in the company's expanding experiments with choice-driven narrative.

Interactive Black Mirror Episode Hits Netflix Today

about X hours ago from
Interactive Black Mirror Episode Hits Netflix Today

Black Mirror is a show about the dark side of technology, so it only makes sense that it has put video games in the spotlight a few times (including one episode that is practically overflowing with gaming Easter eggs). But the latest installment, entitled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, brings the show closer to being a game itself.

The new episode (which released on Netflix today) is a piece of interactive fiction; it allows viewers to make choices that affect the events and outcome of the story. Depending on your decisions, you see one of five possible endings. You can watch the trailer for the episode below, or experience it for yourself right now if you subscribe to Netflix.

Minecraft: Story Mode also recently released on Netflix, so Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is just the latest in the company's expanding experiments with choice-driven narrative.

Cliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

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Cliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

It was not that long ago that former Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski said he was retiring from the gaming industry following the closure of his studio Boss Key games. Now we officially know where he's taking his talents to: Broadway.

NEWS!
I'm officially co-producing this show.

That's my next gig!

(Crazy, eh?!)

It's on Spotify, give it a go. It's fantastic! https://t.co/Ew7Tr1QsHA

Hadestown is the first production that Bleszinski is co-producing, currently scheduled to release in April. The show's official site describes it as follows: "Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone - as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell's beguiling melodies and Chavkin's poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience."

Cliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

about X hours ago from
Cliff Bleszinski Joins Broadway Show Hadestown As Producer

It was not that long ago that former Gears of War developer Cliff Bleszinski said he was retiring from the gaming industry following the closure of his studio Boss Key games. Now we officially know where he's taking his talents to: Broadway.

NEWS! I'm officially co-producing this show. That's my next gig! (Crazy, eh?!) It's on Spotify, give it a go. It's fantastic! https://t.co/Ew7Tr1QsHA

Hadestown is the first production that Bleszinski is co-producing, currently scheduled to release in April. The show's official site describes it as follows: "Hadestown follows two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone - as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell's beguiling melodies and Chavkin's poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, Hadestown delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience."

Bethesda Allegedly Asking Banned Fallout 76 Mod Users To Write Personal Essays

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Bethesda Allegedly Asking Banned Fallout 76 Mod Users To Write Personal Essays

There's rarely a week where there's not some news about Fallout 76, Bethesda's online multiplayer take on the Fallout universe, for better or worse. It seems the holidays aren't providing any respite to Bethesda, as a story about an alleged customer service interaction is one more log to throw into the fire.

According to Variety, a YouTube video purporting that Bethesda has been banning users for using mods for Fallout 76 has been making the rounds. Banning for mods in general is kind of a strange thing, as some are used just for getting better accessibility or performance out of software. When these modders tried pleading this case to Bethesda's customer service however, the representatives apparently assigned them homework instead.

The video, created by YouTuber JuiceHead, explains that people who were banned received an email back from Bethesda support asking for an essay about why mods are bad. Allegedly, the email sent back says "If you would like to appeal this account closure, we would be willing to accept an essay on ‘Why the use of third party cheat software is detrimental to an online game community’ for our management team to review."