League of Legends newest champion, Seraphine, revealed

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League of Legends newest champion, Seraphine, revealed

After one of the most elaborate social media teases Riot has ever pulled off, the developer has finally revealed that Seraphine is coming to League of Legends as an in-game champion.

Seraphine started out as a Vtuber-like character on a few random social media sites like Soundcloud, Twitter, and Instagram. While she had no official connection to League of Legends, fans quickly started to suspect that Riot might be involved thanks to the character’s art style, which fit with the developer’s other projects. Since her accounts were first created a few months ago, Seraphine has posted several songs and eventually made a collaboration with K/DA, League’s alternate-universe K-Pop group — though the song they made together still hasn’t come out.

NHL ’94 Rewind: Today’s sport in yesterday’s ROM (and no head bleeding)

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NHL ’94 Rewind: Today’s sport in yesterday’s ROM (and no head bleeding)

Before we talk about NHL ’94 Rewind, Andy Agostini would like to clear something up: No, you can’t make Gretzky’s head bleed in it.

For starters, “He’s not in the game,” says Agostini, a senior producer with developer EA Vancouver. But more importantly, “NHL ’94 did not have that capability, due to the NHL, you know, actually having issues with it.” (The hockey video game everyone remembers from Swingers is in fact NHLPA Hockey ’93, one of the last sports titles licensed by a players’ association but not their league.)

Next-gen games on Xbox Series X look fine but feel amazing

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Next-gen games on Xbox Series X look fine but feel amazing

Before you play games on your new Xbox Series X, reset your expectations. The value of the next-generation consoles is not in the graphics — at least not this year. The real benefits at launch will be the invisible but appreciable quality-of-life improvements. The upgrades aren’t so glamorous, but I suspect you’ll love them once you notice them.

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to finally play next-gen video games on my Xbox Series X. I sunk hours into the arcade racing game Dirt 5 and the turn-based role-playing game Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Both of these games look good — certainly better than their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 counterparts. They have higher resolutions and better frame rates. Little things like the reflective puddles in Dirt 5 and the detailed faces of Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s characters would occasionally remind me I was playing on newer, more powerful hardware. But within a short time, I took the better graphics for granted.

What’s next for Walking Dead? More of Telltale’s Clementine, says Robert Kirkman

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What’s next for Walking Dead? More of Telltale’s Clementine, says Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) couldn’t say much about the beloved Skybound/Telltale Games character many feared dead at the end of 2019s The Walking Dead game, but did tease at a possible future for her at the Skybound Entertainment virtual New York City Comic Con panel on Sunday. “Possibly there is something in the works with Clementine in some form. We’ll just have to see.”

Kirkman was joined by Senior Vice President Shawn Kirkham to celebrate Skybound’s 10-year anniversary with some teasers about what’s new and next for the entertainment company. The two opened the panel by joking about the awkwardness of hosting a convention online. Kirkman said “You know what this year sucks and we’re doing our best to get through it, so we’re gonna do these virtual things to help get us along and we’re all gonna like it.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 makers tell players to stop being so basic

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Baldur’s Gate 3 makers tell players to stop being so basic

Baldur’s Gate 3 is only in early access so far, with players able to create their own character and jump into its rich fantasy world. The only problem is that developer Larian Studios has checked to see what kinds of characters people are making and ... well, the typical result is really boring.

Larian has been patching the game with hotfixes every day, but for its latest news post on Friday, the studio added a bonus note in the hotfix summary:

Destiny 2 is getting a new tutorial — possibly led by a familiar face

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Destiny 2 is getting a new tutorial — possibly led by a familiar face

Bungie revealed details on Destiny 2’s revamped new player experience in its Thursday blog post.

With Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Bungie introduced New Light, a free-to-play experience for Destiny 2. Currently, New Light only has one mission, which starts players in the Cosmodrome from the original Destiny and then takes them up to the Tower. But once they get there, the game isn’t exactly great about telling them what to do next. Bungie is changing that with the upcoming Beyond Light expansion.

Cyberpunk Red, tabletop RPG and prequel to Cyberpunk 2077, out in November

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Cyberpunk Red, tabletop RPG and prequel to Cyberpunk 2077, out in November

The Cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game, the inspiration for Cyberpunk 2077, will launch a new version alongside the highly anticipated video game. The core rulebook, titled Cyberpunk Red, will go live as a $30 downloadable PDF on or around Nov. 14. Physical books should hit store shelves around Nov. 19 at $60. The announcement was made Friday on the publisher’s website.

The original Cyberpunk tabletop universe was created by Mike Pondsmith, and first published in 1988. Its most popular iteration, Cyberpunk 2020, helped to inspired CD Projekt to make the video game. Working hand-in-hand with Pondsmith, together the Polish team and the U.S.-based game designer pushed the lore of that universe forward 57 years. Along the way, Pondsmith and the team at R. Talsorian also developed Cyberpunk Red as a prequel set in 2045.

This dungeon crawler’s horny dungeon is getting a jiggle physics update

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This dungeon crawler’s horny dungeon is getting a jiggle physics update

Going Under is a satirical dungeon crawling game released in September where you play as an unpaid intern who explores the ruins of failed start-ups. One of these start-ups is Winkydink, a dating app much like the real-world’s Tinder, except in this case, you can only communicate via emojis. This is where the eggplant comes in.

Obviously, the eggplant is an infamous emoji within romance — but also a weapon, at least in this world. Going Under doesn’t call them eggplants, though. Instead, they are “Low Hanging Fruit,” both a pun and a reference to the fact these weapons can be found on the ceiling of the Winkydink ruins.

Sony finally gives some details on PS5 backward compatibility

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Sony finally gives some details on PS5 backward compatibility

With just over a month to go until the debut of the PlayStation 5, we finally have an idea of how PlayStation 4 backward compatibility will work on the next-generation console. The good news is that Sony’s testing has fulfilled the company’s previous statements: “The overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles,” Sony said in a new page on the PlayStation support site.

Of course, that means that some PS4 games won’t work with the PS5. Thankfully, the current list on the support page is small, with just 10 titles designated as incompatible. And luckily, none of them are heavy hitters, although there’s no word on whether this list will change over time. Here’s the full lineup of games, which Sony says will be labeled as “Playable on: PS4 only” in the PlayStation Store: