Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

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Resident Evil Costumes Come To Street Fighter V

Resident Evil and Street Fighter universes have a lot in common, if you think about it. Both basically have things that are not called magic but are imperceptible from magic. Neither one likes to ever age their characters with rare exceptions of children who become capable adults. Both have zombi–okay I guess there's some differences, zombie costumes aside. You can minimize those differences, however, with Capcom's newly-announced Resident Evil costumes for Street Fighter V.

The new costumes are for Cammy, Kolin, and Urien. Kolin dresses up in Ada's Resident Evil 6 outfit, which seems like a missed opportunity to not use her red dress from Resident Evil 2 and especially 4. Urien completes the global saturation by dressing as Wesker, who has bad plans that inexplicably work out until Chris shows up. Cammy takes on the clothes of Jill Valentine, which gives her pants, so maybe she'll be less cold now.

You can check out the video for these costumes below.

Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

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Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

October was always expected to be one of the most contentious months of the year for video game sales. While many publishers simply got out of the way of Red Dead Redemption II, Rockstar's first game since the mammoth Grand Theft Auto V broke every sales record, the month was still fairly packed. This month's report from the  National Purchase Diary, or NPD, paints a picture of a pretty booming game industry even separate from its biggest players.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rules the roost, edging out Take Two and Rockstar's old west adventure, though it isn't clear by how much. Before the oddsmakers take too much of a beating, however, it is important to note that Black Ops released on October 12 while Red Dead Redemption II released on October 26. This gave Black Ops 4 two more weeks of sales to count and positioned Red Dead Redemption much closer to the cutoff date for sales. It seems likely that a significant percentage of Red Dead Redemption II's sales will show up in the November NPD.

However, this takes nothing away from Call of Duty, which instantly rocketed to the top selling game of the year just solely based on its October performance. It seems, then, that Activision now has hard data to point to whenever anyone asks if Call of Duty games need a single-player campaign.

Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

about X hours ago from
Call Of Duty Edges Out Red Dead Redemption II In October U.S. Sales

October was always expected to be one of the most contentious months of the year for video game sales. While many publishers simply got out of the way of Red Dead Redemption II, Rockstar's first game since the mammoth Grand Theft Auto V broke every sales record, the month was still fairly packed. This month's report from the  National Purchase Diary, or NPD, paints a picture of a pretty booming game industry even separate from its biggest players.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 rules the roost, edging out Take Two and Rockstar's old west adventure, though it isn't clear by how much. Before the oddsmakers take too much of a beating, however, it is important to note that Black Ops released on October 12 while Red Dead Redemption II released on October 26. This gave Black Ops 4 two more weeks of sales to count and positioned Red Dead Redemption much closer to the cutoff date for sales. It seems likely that a significant percentage of Red Dead Redemption II's sales will show up in the November NPD.

However, this takes nothing away from Call of Duty, which instantly rocketed to the top selling game of the year just solely based on its October performance. It seems, then, that Activision now has hard data to point to whenever anyone asks if Call of Duty games need a single-player campaign.

Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

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Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character for Jump Force, the Shonen Jump-based arena fighter bringing in characters from the magazine's long history. This time, both Himura Kenshin and Makoto Shishio from the 1994 manga Ruroni Kenshin are joining in for the crossover fighting game.

In Rurouni Kenshin, protagonist Kenshin was a former soldier/assassin renown for his swordsmanship, but was used by the military primarily to kill. As a consequence, a more adult Kenshin created a special blade with a blunt side facing forward so that he could defeat opponents without murdering them. Shishio is the primary villain from the manga's Kyoto arc, covered head-to-toe in bandages after being burned by the government.

While there is no video yet, presumably both characters will play with sword styles hewing close to their anime adaptations.

Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

about X hours ago from
Rurouni Kenshin Joins Jump Force's Roster

Bandai Namco has revealed the newest character for Jump Force, the Shonen Jump-based arena fighter bringing in characters from the magazine's long history. This time, both Himura Kenshin and Makoto Shishio from the 1994 manga Ruroni Kenshin are joining in for the crossover fighting game.

In Rurouni Kenshin, protagonist Kenshin was a former soldier/assassin renown for his swordsmanship, but was used by the military primarily to kill. As a consequence, a more adult Kenshin created a special blade with a blunt side facing forward so that he could defeat opponents without murdering them. Shishio is the primary villain from the manga's Kyoto arc, covered head-to-toe in bandages after being burned by the government.

While there is no video yet, presumably both characters will play with sword styles hewing close to their anime adaptations.

Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

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Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

Insomniac’s Spider-Man is being talked about as game of the year for many, so any excuse to play more is a good one. Fortunately, Insomniac has given us plenty of reasons to keep playing, with a series of DLC packs spaced only a month apart.

The second set of DLC, Turf Wars, picks up right where The Heist left off. When Hammerhead – an old fashioned gangster with a metal head – makes a play to become the city’s new crime boss, Spider-Man swings into action to save the day.

Fortunately, this DLC is full of good moments and interesting twists. The dialogue and the narrative maintain the level of quality on par with the base game, and I like how Insomniac plays with the power dynamics between Spider-Man and police captain Yuri Watanabe, as Yuri wrestled with how far she’s willing to go to take down New York’s dastardly villains. Oddly enough, much of the story feels standalone, so you don’t need to play The Heist (or even finish the main game) to play this, but I’d still recommend doing so.

Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

about X hours ago from
Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC Impressions – Keep It Coming

Insomniac’s Spider-Man is being talked about as game of the year for many, so any excuse to play more is a good one. Fortunately, Insomniac has given us plenty of reasons to keep playing, with a series of DLC packs spaced only a month apart.

The second set of DLC, Turf Wars, picks up right where The Heist left off. When Hammerhead – an old fashioned gangster with a metal head – makes a play to become the city’s new crime boss, Spider-Man swings into action to save the day.

Fortunately, this DLC is full of good moments and interesting twists. The dialogue and the narrative maintain the level of quality on par with the base game, and I like how Insomniac plays with the power dynamics between Spider-Man and police captain Yuri Watanabe, as Yuri wrestled with how far she’s willing to go to take down New York’s dastardly villains. Oddly enough, much of the story feels standalone, so you don’t need to play The Heist (or even finish the main game) to play this, but I’d still recommend doing so.

Valve Unofficially Sunsetting Steam Link With Most Supply Sold Out

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Valve Unofficially Sunsetting Steam Link With Most Supply Sold Out

Way back in 2015, Valve announced a multi-pronged initiative to make it easier to get PC games on a user's TV or in another room in the house. One way to do this was through the Steam Link, a streaming box that uses a Steam account to take inputs and stream back video of a game so players who didn't like sitting at a computer could still engage with their Steam library. Now, after several years on the market, Valve is quietly discontinuing the product and depleting its remaining stock.

The news comes from a concise post on the Steam forums by senior software engineer Sam Lantinga, stating that the hardware is almost completely gone from Europe and North America and not explicitly announcing intentions to replenish it. He finishes the three-sentence post by talking about the company's intention to support the Steam Link app, a software-based alternative to the Steam Link that is not supported on Apple mobile devices.

Valve Unofficially Sunsetting Steam Link With Most Supply Sold Out

about X hours ago from
Valve Unofficially Sunsetting Steam Link With Most Supply Sold Out

Way back in 2015, Valve announced a multi-pronged initiative to make it easier to get PC games on a user's TV or in another room in the house. One way to do this was through the Steam Link, a streaming box that uses a Steam account to take inputs and stream back video of a game so players who didn't like sitting at a computer could still engage with their Steam library. Now, after several years on the market, Valve is quietly discontinuing the product and depleting its remaining stock.

The news comes from a concise post on the Steam forums by senior software engineer Sam Lantinga, stating that the hardware is almost completely gone from Europe and North America and not explicitly announcing intentions to replenish it. He finishes the three-sentence post by talking about the company's intention to support the Steam Link app, a software-based alternative to the Steam Link that is not supported on Apple mobile devices.

Warframe Now Available On Switch

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Warframe Now Available On Switch

The co-op online sci-fi shooter that has you playing as an ancient space ninja has just received its Nintendo Switch port. Players can can now download the free-to-play Warframe on Switch, and if you’re a first-time player, from now until December 4, you’ll receive a free starter pack of in-game items. To receive the bundle, players only need to download the game and complete the first quest, Vor’s Prize.

Released in 2013, Warframe has you playing as the Tenno, a race of mystical alien ninjas who battle hordes of other evil species throughout the galaxy. A third-person mission-based shooter, the gameplay consists of slicing and blasting your way through enemies in order to upgrade your character and armor/weapon systems, the eponymous warframes. Cosmetic options are monetized, but everything else is unlockable in-game.

If you want to know more about the game before downloading, check out our review where we discuss whether or not the Tenno's mission is worth your time.