Phasmophobia Is Going To Prison With New Level

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Phasmophobia Is Going To Prison With New Level

If you've caught our streams, you know we love Phasmophobia here. With the illustrious Dan Tack leading the charge, hunting for ghosts is a fun time, even if much of our gameplay is just me screaming blindly into the void. That being said, the hit ghost-hunting venture is getting a new level here soon. That's right, Phasmophobia is going to prison! 

Phasmophobia is a hunting game where up to four players can take to various maps with professional-grade ghost-detecting equipment to find, and properly identify, otherworldly beings. The catch? Somebody is likely to die, and if you're like me that means you'll be screaming...a lot. 

While the details of the upcoming map have yet to be revealed, the team behind Phasmophobia did take to the game's Twitter to tease what's next: 

For Veteran's Day, Learn More About How Gaming Is Helping Veterans With StackUp.org

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For Veteran's Day, Learn More About How Gaming Is Helping Veterans With StackUp.org

It's Veteran's Day and as a veteran myself, I wanted to take a moment to shed a spotlight on an organization that does amazing work helping fellow veterans with the power of video games. StackUp.org is a phenomenal group that is passionate about both gaming and taking care of our troops no longer if active service, a group that has helped me in the past as well. 

Stack Up was founded back in 2015 and is an organization that is comprised of both civilians and veterans alike to provide a tight-knit support system through a shared love of gaming. The org has several programs in place to achieve this vision, including The Stacks, Supply Crates, Stack Up Overwatch Program, and Air Assaults. 

The Stacks mission statement is: Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion. Veterans and civilians alike come together for the common goal of providing a rock solid support network. "The Stack-Up mission is brought to life through the people in our community who volunteer their time, talents, and efforts to make the lives of those who have served better," reads the organization's official website. "The Stacks unite veterans and civilians to host a variety of events, from group game nights to community betterment projects, to bring about positive change in the places in which they live. 

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Launch Trailer Is As Crazy As The Game Itself

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon Launch Trailer Is As Crazy As The Game Itself

For those that aren't quite sold on the idea of a Yakuza game without Kiryu, try this Like a Dragon launch trailer on for size. It's crazy, it's upbeat, and it's essentially made out of pure, unfiltered hype. 

In true Yakuza form, there are fights, there is crime family drama, and there are silly mini-games that offer much-needed levity. The below launch trailer has all of those familiar Yakuza themes, just with a new face front and center. 

Check out the launch trailer before to ramp up those Yakuza hype levels: 

The Brotherhood Takes Over Fallout 76 In New Trailer

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The Brotherhood Takes Over Fallout 76 In New Trailer

The Brotherhood of Steel is coming to Fallout 76, lore be damned, and Bethesda is sharing a new video detailing what the Steel Dawn update will bring to Appalachia. 

The Brotherhood is one of my favorite parts of Fallout lore, so the retcon doesn't bother me personally one bit. Fallout 76 is an experimental online adventure that allows creative freedom not yet seen in the franchise. With the Steel Dawn update, Bethesda is adding a beloved faction to the online world for the first time. You can check out what Steel Dawn has to offer in the video below:

So what does Steel Dawn bring to the table? According to Bethesda: 

All Elite Wrestling Unveils Three Video Games In Development

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All Elite Wrestling Unveils Three Video Games In Development

When All Elite Wrestling launched in 2019, it became the first U.S. company since WCW to have the financial backing and television presence to challenge WWE’s iron grip on wrestling. Any wrestling fan knows, however, that your company hasn't truly made it until you've got a video game under your belt, something AEW fans have begged for once since Day 1.  Well, the company has over-delivered by announcing not one but three AEW video games in development. 

A humorous keynote featuring wrestlers Kenny Omega, Britt Baker, Cody, and referee Aubrey Edwards doing their best Steve Jobs impersonations announced AEW Games. This new gaming division of the company will oversee the development of an AEW console game as well as two mobile titles.  

Why Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansions Replaced A Third Game

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Why Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansions Replaced A Third Game

Last month, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company released the Crown Tundra, the second post-launch expansion for Pokémon Sword & Shield. This marks the first time the franchise has leaned this heavily on post-launch content being added to a mainline game. Traditionally, the series has released the two simultaneous mainline entries (see: Pokémon Red & Blue or Pokémon Sun & Moon), followed by one or two standalone versions that represent an improved edition of the preceding games (see: Pokémon Yellow or Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon).

With Pokémon Sword & Shield, the first all-new mainline Pokémon RPG to hit consoles, Game Freak and the Pokémon Company released the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra expansions over the course of 2020. While this approach doesn't give players the baked-in excuse to replay the most recent entry with myriad additions and streamlined elements added, it does provide players with various advantages. I asked the Pokémon Company if this approach takes the place of the traditional method of updating games through follow-up standalone titles. You can see the Pokémon Company's response below.

Watch Dogs: Legion Patch Fixes Crashing Issues On Xbox One

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Watch Dogs: Legion Patch Fixes Crashing Issues On Xbox One

Yesterday we reported on some of the ongoing issues players, and we at Game Informer, have been experiencing with Watch Dogs: Legion and how developer Ubisoft Toronto has been issuing patches since the game's October 29 release, trying to resolve these problems. The game's latest patch, TU2.10, is out now on Xbox One and will further address many of the game's stability and crashing issues.

Announced late last night on the Ubisoft Forums and released this morning, patch TU2.10 will "improve game stability and address many of the crashes" players have been experiencing in Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft said. The patch is generally focused on Xbox One, though does also apply fixes to some global issues. TU2.10 is expected to release for PlayStation 4 later this week. 

The full patch notes, via the Ubisoft Forums post, can be read below:

Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Release Delayed Due To COVID-19

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Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Release Delayed Due To COVID-19

The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot was first announced back in 2018. At first, there was trepidation from fans, but with the casting revealed last year a lot of those worries seemed to dissipate. 

The producer for the reboot, Todd Garner, recently revealed that the movie's release has been postponed indefinitely until the American theater situation is clarified. The film industry, like many others, has been impacted hard by COVID-19, thrusting the American movie theater sect into an uncertain future. That being said, the latest update isn't all bad news. The producer also confirmed that a few reshoots are happening with the extra time allotted. 

Well, I thought by the casts’ social media you would’ve figured out we’re shooting a few more days. We’d always planned for it & thought we’d do it in March. The pandemic had other plans. We won’t have a release date for the movie until theaters re-open. Same for trailer.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Denies Reports That Microsoft Is Acquiring Japanese Studios

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Xbox's Phil Spencer Denies Reports That Microsoft Is Acquiring Japanese Studios

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has been quite transparent through the years since taking the helm of Microsoft's gaming plans, including talking about branching out the Xbox library beyond western titles. With Yakuza: Like a Dragon available on Xbox, the interest in Japanese franchises is once more at a high, sparking reports that Microsoft has been in talks with several Japanese studios for possible acquisition. Spencer is speaking out against those reports, stating that there is no truth to the conversation surrounding current goals. 

Speaking with the folks over at GameSpot, Spencer mentioned that, as far as he is aware, there are no talks happening currently with Japan-based studios. "I don't think so," he told the site. "I mean, I'm not in every meeting that every team has, but I'll say not from me." 

It's easy to see where a report like this could spawn from, and even easier to assume it's true. Spencer has never been quiet about his love for Japanese studios and the amazing games they create. With the recent acquisition news of ZeniMax, and by proxy Bethesda, the topic of who will be coming under the Microsoft umbrella next has been a popular point of conversation. 

Watch Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Play Resident Evil Village

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Watch Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Play Resident Evil Village

Sony is no stranger to buddying up with celebrities to sell consoles, what with its recent partnership with Travis Scott. This time the company taps tennis star Naomi Osaka to help promote the PlayStation 5. It's a pleasant ad that does it's job of helping sell the upcoming console, but the real treat is getting a surprising look at Resident Evil Village gameplay. 

The video sits down with the likable Osaka as she discusses her history with video games, her favorites like Overwatch and Apex Legends, and how games help her relieve stress during tennis competitions. After swinging around Harlem in Spider-Man: Miles Morales for a bit, she switches over to the highly-anticipated Resident Evil Village. 

We see clips of her exploring the titular snowy village, including jumping down shanty house rooftops. The clip even shows off one of the werewolf-like enemies stalking Osaka. Seeing it in action, the game definitely looks like a fusion of Resident Evil 7’s design with Resident Evil 4’s aesthetic. Thankfully, the video does a good job of cutting away from the jump scares so as to not totally spoil them. Of course, if you want to go into Resident Evil Village completely blind, you probably shouldn’t watch this. Still, while it's not the deepest look at the game (which shouldn't surprise anyone) it's more than you'd probably expect from an ad like this.