Final Fantasy 14 getting more housing plots in upcoming patch

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Final Fantasy 14 getting more housing plots in upcoming patch

Final Fantasy 14 is getting more housing plots as Square Enix tries to fix the online role-playing game’s housing shortage.

Three more housing wards will open in the four neighborhoods, complete with subdivisions. This will add 720 plots per server. Unlike the last batch of new housing plots, these will be open to individual players right off the bat, instead of being limited to relocations and free companies.

Fallout 76’s new update brings daily ops, level scaling, and more

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Fallout 76’s new update brings daily ops, level scaling, and more

Bethesda has updated Fallout 76 with a patch today that includes level scaling, legendary perks, and daily operations. There are also some quality-of-life and bug fixes that should make navigating Appalachia a little smoother. For instance, traveling to the Settler and Raider communities of Foundation and Crater is now free.

The full patch notes are available on Bethesda’s official Fallout website, but here’s a look at what’s new:

Amnesia: Rebirth arrives just in time for Halloween

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Amnesia: Rebirth arrives just in time for Halloween

Amnesia: Rebirth, Frictional Games’ direct sequel to the original Amnesia: Dark Descent, will be released on Oct. 20, the developer announced Tuesday. The first-person horror game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

A new trailer for Amnesia: Rebirth teases protagonist Tasi Trianon’s harrowing journey through the Algerian desert, where she “must do everything and anything to survive,” Frictional Games said. Armed with nothing more than the occasional match and a lantern, Tasi must face her fears in search of answers.

Report: Sony cuts PS5 production estimate, citing supply chain problems

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Report: Sony cuts PS5 production estimate, citing supply chain problems

Bloomberg reports Sony will make about 4 million fewer PlayStation 5 systems in its current fiscal year, a production cut attributed to a weakened supply chain that provides the console’s motherboard.

Sony now expects to make about 11 million units, Bloomberg said, citing sources familiar with the company’s plans. Those sources said that production yields for the PS5’s custom-designed silicon have gone as low as 50%. While those yields have improved, they haven’t stabilized at a reliable level.

AMD gives fans first look at new RX 6000 graphics cards ... in Fortnite

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AMD gives fans first look at new RX 6000 graphics cards ... in Fortnite

AMD has finally shown off its newest series of graphics cards, the RX 6000 line, but it probably didn’t do it in the way you might expect. Ahead of the card’s actual reveal event, which is scheduled for Oct. 28, AMD decided to debuted the RX 6000’s hardware design inside of a Fortnite level.

On Monday, AMD tweeted a teaser image of the new graphics card along with a message that let players knows that they could hop into Fortnite’s Creative mode and check the card out for themselves on AMD’s Creative Island.

Nintendo Switch update bans words like coronavirus and ACAB

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Nintendo Switch update bans words like coronavirus and ACAB

Nintendo released a software update for Nintendo Switch on Monday, and while most of the changes are under-the-hood “system stability improvements,” one tweak will be noticeable to folks trying to make new user accounts or send messages.

According to Nintendo modder and tinkerer OatmealDome, Ver. 10.2.0 expands the number of banned words on the platform, including terms such as KKK, slave, nazi, and ACAB. The ban list also includes terms such as coronavirus and COVID. Polygon tested these words out while making a new user on a Nintendo Switch lite and found that while they resulted in a warning message, the acronym BLM was allowed by the system. Most of these words seem to be a response to the current political moment in America.

Overcooked for PS5 and Xbox Series X gets all-new accessibility options

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Overcooked for PS5 and Xbox Series X gets all-new accessibility options

The newest Overcooked game hits PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later this year. In addition to remastered levels from the first two games and some new ones, Overcooked: All You Can Eat will also offer expanded accessibility options and a brand-new assist mode. To quote Pixar’s Ratatouille, “Anyone can cook!” and now Overcooked: All You Can Eat will make that dream possible for more players.

The new assist mode will allow players to increase level times, boost scores for meals, lengthen recipe times, and turn off the food expiration feature. Additionally, the user interface will be able to be tweaked and scaled, with dyslexia-friendly text options available and color-blind friendly chef indicators. You can see those new features in the trailer above.

Watch the first trailer for The Mandalorian season 2

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Watch the first trailer for The Mandalorian season 2

The Mandalorian season 2 is just a few weeks away, and Disney has finally given fans their first look at the series’ return.

In case you don’t remember where things left off after The Mandalorian’s first season, here’s a quick refresher: Mando and Baby Yoda (aka The Child) narrowly escaped the pursuit of Imperial Agent Moff Gideon, thanks to some help from Cara Dune, Greef Karga, and a bounty droid called IG-11. But while Moff Gideon was momentary thwarted, he was revealed to be in possession of the Darksaber, and likely to still be on the trail of the bounty hunter.

Fall Guys’ giant spinning hammer joins the game today

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Fall Guys’ giant spinning hammer joins the game today

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout’s “Big Yeetus” update — the one adding a giant, spinning, “chaotic neutral” hammer to the course — is live with today’s mid-season patch, Mediatonic announced Tuesday morning.

The developers are being coy about all of the changes delivered by the patch, other than Fall Guys is getting “a huge range of new round variations to keep the Fall Guys experience fresh, fun, and delightfully slapstick before Season 2 hits.”

EA eliminating Origin brand with new EA Desktop app

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EA eliminating Origin brand with new EA Desktop app

Electronic Arts is ditching the Origin name for something new: EA plans to replace it with a revamped desktop app (called EA Desktop), and “double down” on the EA Play branding, according to a report from GamesBeat.

EA describes its new app as a “next-generation PC gaming platform.” Using the EA Desktop app, players can subscribe to EA’s game’s subscription services, EA Play and EA Play Pro — the publisher’s recent rebrand of the EA Access service. Players can then download these games onto their PC and play them for as long as they hold the subscription.