Today Is The First Opportunity To Get The Stanley Parable's Toughest Achievement

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Today Is The First Opportunity To Get The Stanley Parable's Toughest Achievement

When The Stanley Parable launched in 2013 on PC, it had a number of very odd achievements. One achievement, titled Unachievable, literally could not be gotten. There was no way in the game to trigger that achievement. In a testament to how easy it is to cheat for Steam achievements, 4.4% of players have unlocked it. Another achievement, Go Outside, requires not playing The Stanley Parable for five years. This means that if you bought the game at launch, enjoyed the narrative title in the single sitting it is best suited for, and never played it again, you can legitimately unlock the achievement today.

The Stanley Parable creator Davey Wreden confirmed the timing today.

I have the news you've all been waiting for.
Today is the first day that it is possible to legitimately get the Go Outside achievement in The Stanley Parable. pic.twitter.com/3ZxYbJdGhK

You Can Start Preloading Red Dead Redemption II On Friday

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You Can Start Preloading Red Dead Redemption II On Friday

Anticipation for Red Dead Redemption II has been building pretty much since the first game released eight years ago and will finally be coming to its natural conclusion when the game releases later this month. That's not soon enough for a lot of fans, though, and they want the peace of mind that Red Dead Redemption II will be on their harddrive ready to be played the second it goes live on the servers. For that, you only have to wait until Friday to start downloading the hefty game.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Debuting tomorrow, Thursday October 18 at 10AM ET

Pre-order now on digital and begin pre-loading this Friday at 12AM ET: https://t.co/dvyUu5JJSO pic.twitter.com/76FjGrLwUr

That gives you a week to download the game, which you definitely might need if you're on a slower internet connection, as the game weighs in at just under 100 GB. Clear some space and get downloading if you want to be able to take control of protagonist Arthur Morgan right when the game launches.

You Can Start Preloading Red Dead Redemption II On Friday

about X hours ago from
You Can Start Preloading Red Dead Redemption II On Friday

Anticipation for Red Dead Redemption II has been building pretty much since the first game released eight years ago and will finally be coming to its natural conclusion when the game releases later this month. That's not soon enough for a lot of fans, though, and they want the peace of mind that Red Dead Redemption II will be on their harddrive ready to be played the second it goes live on the servers. For that, you only have to wait until Friday to start downloading the hefty game.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Debuting tomorrow, Thursday October 18 at 10AM ET

Pre-order now on digital and begin pre-loading this Friday at 12AM ET: https://t.co/dvyUu5JJSO pic.twitter.com/76FjGrLwUr

That gives you a week to download the game, which you definitely might need if you're on a slower internet connection, as the game weighs in at just under 100 GB. Clear some space and get downloading if you want to be able to take control of protagonist Arthur Morgan right when the game launches.

Dream Daddy Comes To PS4 This Month With New Dadrector's Cut

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Dream Daddy Comes To PS4 This Month With New Dadrector's Cut

PlayStation 4 owners can finally chase after the dads of their dreams later this month, as Game Grumps' popular dad-dating simulation is launching on the platform. The visual novel comes to PS4 with a few improvements as a part of the Dadrector's Cut.

The new Dadrector's Cut features content cut from the original release, new sidequests, the ability to replay minigames, and one new minigame.

You can check out the trailer for the Dadrector's Cut below.

Dream Daddy Comes To PS4 This Month With New Dadrector's Cut

about X hours ago from
Dream Daddy Comes To PS4 This Month With New Dadrector's Cut

PlayStation 4 owners can finally chase after the dads of their dreams later this month, as Game Grumps' popular dad-dating simulation is launching on the platform. The visual novel comes to PS4 with a few improvements as a part of the Dadrector's Cut.

The new Dadrector's Cut features content cut from the original release, new sidequests, the ability to replay minigames, and one new minigame.

You can check out the trailer for the Dadrector's Cut below.

Sean Bean Is Hitman 2's First Elusive Target

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Sean Bean Is Hitman 2's First Elusive Target

One of the last Hitman's most notable features was elusive targets, which were assassination targets that you had only a limited time (and one chance) to kill before they disappeared forever. They're returning in Hitman 2, and your first one is none other than Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, GoldenEye, Troy), whose constant deaths have become a meme onto themselves.

Don't believe us? Watch the (slightly NSFW) death reel below. They sure do kill the dude a lot.

For more on Hitman 2, check out our hands-on impressions here.

Sean Bean Is Hitman 2's First Elusive Target

about X hours ago from
Sean Bean Is Hitman 2's First Elusive Target

One of the last Hitman's most notable features was elusive targets, which were assassination targets that you had only a limited time (and one chance) to kill before they disappeared forever. They're returning in Hitman 2, and your first one is none other than Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, GoldenEye, Troy), whose constant deaths have become a meme onto themselves.

Don't believe us? Watch the (slightly NSFW) death reel below. They sure do kill the dude a lot.

For more on Hitman 2, check out our hands-on impressions here.

Where's Our Soulcalibur VI Review?

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Where's Our Soulcalibur VI Review?

The review embargo for Soulcalibur VI is up, but without seeing its online infrastructure on live servers, I'm not ready to give my final verdict on the game just yet.  However, my impressions from the hours I've played so far are pretty positive.

After spending quite a bit of time fighting in both single-player and training mode on PS4, the fantasy sword-fighting of Soulcalibur VI feels incredible. I was at first a bit worried the new Reversal Edge mechanic would dumb down combat, but so far, it only seems to add to it; there's more strategy to unleashing the move than it might seem at first glance.

Soulcalibur VI also has a lot of single-player content to work through, including two separate story modes. I haven't finished all of it yet, but for now let's just say there's a lot of reading involved.

Where's Our Soulcalibur VI Review?

about X hours ago from
Where's Our Soulcalibur VI Review?

The review embargo for Soulcalibur VI is up, but without seeing its online infrastructure on live servers, I'm not ready to give my final verdict on the game just yet.  However, my impressions from the hours I've played so far are pretty positive.

After spending quite a bit of time fighting in both single-player and training mode on PS4, the fantasy sword-fighting of Soulcalibur VI feels incredible. I was at first a bit worried the new Reversal Edge mechanic would dumb down combat, but so far, it only seems to add to it; there's more strategy to unleashing the move than it might seem at first glance.

Soulcalibur VI also has a lot of single-player content to work through, including two separate story modes. I haven't finished all of it yet, but for now let's just say there's a lot of reading involved.

Grand Theft Auto And Red Dead Redemption Developer Joins Microsoft's Newest Studio

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Grand Theft Auto And Red Dead Redemption Developer Joins Microsoft's Newest Studio

On Microsoft's E3 stage, the gaming giant answered the criticism of its first-party slate by announcing a number of acquisitions. The crown jewel of their studio announcements, though, was the founding of a new internal first-party studio called The Initiative, which was created to make prestige games for Microsoft's platforms. Now, the new studio has reportedly hired veteran Rockstar Games technical director Tom Shepherd to join The Initiative.

As reported by WindowsCentral, Shepherd's LinkedIn profile was updated yesterday to mention that he now works at The Initiative. Shepherd has been working at Rockstar for a number of years and has Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and more under his belt, which is a pretty impressive resume.

While it's not clear what position Shepherd now occupies at The Initiative, the studio had been hiring for a technical director already, and Shepherd seems an obvious fit for that role. While the Initiative has not announced any projects, and likely won't for a few years still, Microsoft seem to be counting on them as a pillar of their upcoming strategy. They might not even have anything at all for the Xbox One.