Activision Defends Spyro Reignited Trilogy's Lack Of Subtitles

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Activision Defends Spyro Reignited Trilogy's Lack Of Subtitles

When the Spyro games first released on the PlayStation in the late 90s, they lacked subtitle options for the game's cutscenes. This isn't too shocking, as voice acting on console games was still fairly nascent, and disability options were not often talked about. When the Reignited Trilogy, remakes of the first three games in the series, released last week, the game's 35 minutes of cutscenes also contained no subtitles despite 20 years of guidelines and best practices informing that decision.

While this in itself is an issue, and one that can be fixed with a patch or an update, Activision's response to questions on the subject seems to indicate they made a decision not to focus on subtitles. In a statement to British video game outlet GamePitt, Activision provided the following explanation:

Activision Defends Spyro Reignited Trilogy's Lack Of Subtitles

about X hours ago from
Activision Defends Spyro Reignited Trilogy's Lack Of Subtitles

When the Spyro games first released on the PlayStation in the late 90s, they lacked subtitle options for the game's cutscenes. This isn't too shocking, as voice acting on console games was still fairly nascent, and disability options were not often talked about. When the Reignited Trilogy, remakes of the first three games in the series, released last week, the game's 35 minutes of cutscenes also contained no subtitles despite 20 years of guidelines and best practices informing that decision.

While this in itself is an issue, and one that can be fixed with a patch or an update, Activision's response to questions on the subject seems to indicate they made a decision not to focus on subtitles. In a statement to British video game outlet GamePitt, Activision provided the following explanation:

Dead Or Alive 6 Introduces Electric Scientist NiCO

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Dead Or Alive 6 Introduces Electric Scientist NiCO

Koei Tecmo held a Dead or Alive tournament last night where the developer made new announcements for the game, including a new character by the name of NiCO. Dubbed the Lightning Technomancer, the inexplicably 18-year-old scientist shows off her story relevancy and fighting moves in the trailer. Before that, though, the footage also reintroduces Helena's half-sister Kokoro and also scientist Lisa back to the game.

Check out the trailer below.

NiCO's glasses can be knocked off during the battle, much like most accessories characters wear. She's the second new character announced for the title, after Diego was revealed earlier this year in August. Considering the proximity to launch, NiCO might be the last new character for the game, with the rest of the roster mostly being returning characters from Dead or Alive 5.

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Koei Tecmo held a Dead or Alive tournament last night where the developer made new announcements for the game, including a new character by the name of NiCO. Dubbed the Lightning Technomancer, the inexplicably 18-year-old scientist shows off her story relevancy and fighting moves in the trailer. Before that, though, the footage also reintroduces Helena's half-sister Kokoro and also scientist Lisa back to the game.

Check out the trailer below.

NiCO's glasses can be knocked off during the battle, much like most accessories characters wear. She's the second new character announced for the title, after Diego was revealed earlier this year in August. Considering the proximity to launch, NiCO might be the last new character for the game, with the rest of the roster mostly being returning characters from Dead or Alive 5.

Valve Addressed Fan Complaints Before The Artifact Beta Launched

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Valve Addressed Fan Complaints Before The Artifact Beta Launched

The beta for Valve’s new Dota 2-inspired card game Artifact went up yesterday, and before it launched, many players weren’t happy with all that was being offered. In a blog post, Valve addressed some of these complaints and said that more features will be arriving before the game’s official launch.

Responding to three major complaints, Valve said they would add an option for players to draft with friends and a casual draft mode before the beta's launch. Initially there was no option to draft with friends, nor practice draft modes without spending an event ticket. The third complaint Valve addressed was players’ inability to recycle duplicate cards. In response, Valve said they’d implement a new system where players could recycle cards for event tickets.

Valve implemented the first two changes before the beta’s launch. The new recycling system is set to be implemented over the next week and half, along with further improvements.  

Valve Addressed Fan Complaints Before The Artifact Beta Launched

about X hours ago from
Valve Addressed Fan Complaints Before The Artifact Beta Launched

The beta for Valve’s new Dota 2-inspired card game Artifact went up yesterday, and before it launched, many players weren’t happy with all that was being offered. In a blog post, Valve addressed some of these complaints and said that more features will be arriving before the game’s official launch.

Responding to three major complaints, Valve said they would add an option for players to draft with friends and a casual draft mode before the beta's launch. Initially there was no option to draft with friends, nor practice draft modes without spending an event ticket. The third complaint Valve addressed was players’ inability to recycle duplicate cards. In response, Valve said they’d implement a new system where players could recycle cards for event tickets.

Valve implemented the first two changes before the beta’s launch. The new recycling system is set to be implemented over the next week and half, along with further improvements.  

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The third installment of the Darksiders series is coming out next week. In anticipation of the launch, THQ Nordic released a three-minute intro to prepare you for the battle. Watch the video below to remind yourself of the characters and the world before picking up the game.

Darksiders III releases November 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Watch our Darksiders III interview with David Adams to get the latest scoop on the game. You can also read about the two already-announced post-game DLC pieces for Darksiders III here. 

[Source: THQ Nordic]

Catch Up With The Horseman Of The Apocalypse In Darksiders III Intro Video

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Catch Up With The Horseman Of The Apocalypse In Darksiders III Intro Video

The third installment of the Darksiders series is coming out next week. In anticipation of the launch, THQ Nordic released a three-minute intro to prepare you for the battle. Watch the video below to remind yourself of the characters and the world before picking up the game.

Darksiders III releases November 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Watch our Darksiders III interview with David Adams to get the latest scoop on the game. You can also read about the two already-announced post-game DLC pieces for Darksiders III here. 

[Source: THQ Nordic]

Catch Up With The Horseman Of The Apocalypse In Darksiders III Intro Video

about X hours ago from
Catch Up With The Horseman Of The Apocalypse In Darksiders III Intro Video

The third installment of the Darksiders series is coming out next week. In anticipation of the launch, THQ Nordic released a three-minute intro to prepare you for the battle. Watch the video below to remind yourself of the characters and the world before picking up the game.

Darksiders III releases November 27 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Watch our Darksiders III interview with David Adams to get the latest scoop on the game. You can also read about the two already-announced post-game DLC pieces for Darksiders III here. 

[Source: THQ Nordic]

Get The Intel On Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Wind Bastion

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Get The Intel On Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Wind Bastion

Ubisoft has released details of Rainbow Six Siege's last season of Year 3 content: Operation Wind Bastion, which introduces a new Fortress map along with two new operators: Nomad and Kaid.

Take a look at the overview video above to get a rundown of the operators' capabilities as well as the map itself.

Ubisoft also says the season contains various quality-of-life improvements for users.