To celebrate the Final Fantasy 6.2 release date Square Enix is hosting a farming livestream, which has in turn spawned the ‘FFXIV Zenos chicken’ meme. What exactly is that? We’ve got a lengthy explanation here.
A lot of games have drawn inspiration from the works of From Software, with varying degrees of success. While many developers look to emulate that high degree of challenge that comes from the likes of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro, they often miss the fact that it’s From’s thoughtful, tight gameplay and deliberate encounter design that makes these games fun, not just a punishing difficulty. Thymesia, a 3D action game that draws heavy influence from some specific From titles, manages to strike that balance successfully, creating a Souls-like that taps into the same rewarding moments provided by its biggest inspirations.
Thymesia draws most obviously from two of From Software’s games: the aggressive, horror-inspired Bloodborne, and the fast-paced, duel-focused Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. And to be sure, developer Overborder Studio owes a lot to its inspirations. Like Bloodborne, Thymesia is about a lone warrior wandering into a plague-stricken world where everyone infected has turned into a maddened, bloodthirsty killer. It has a similar atmosphere to Bloodborne and even its protagonist, Corvus, looks a bit like a Yarnham Hunter–more accurately, Hunter of Hunters Eileen the Crow.
Like most Souls games, Thymesia drops you into the middle of a weird situation without much explanation and leaves you to figure out what you’re facing as you explore its world and kill the people you find there. It all takes place in a kingdom called Hermes, which is apparently located in the canopy of an enormous tree. The world has been beset by a plague that infects people and animals, mutating them and turning them into monsters. Until now, Hermes managed to deal with the plague through the study and use of alchemy, but something has gone wrong, Hermes has succumbed, and nobody knows what to do.
Farlight Games, the publisher behind Dislyte, has announced a new medieval fantasy RTS mobile game: Call of Dragons. In Call of Dragons, players will lead an army of wyverns and dragons across what Farlight refers to as a “massive, infinitely zoomable battlefield.”
Along with real-time strategy mechanics, players will also be able to set up and fortify villages, raise an army, take over neighboring kingdoms, or work with other players to build alliances. The game rewards exploration along with combat prowess.
As players build their army, they will also get the chance to explore the Call of Dragon’s “infinitely zoomable” world, unlock mini-games, and take on various side quests. They can also scour the land for lost song fragments that reveal the history of this world, referred to as Tamaris.
Most MMORPGs, certainly those with significant followings, employ a veritable army of artists, designers, 3D modellers and animators. World of Warcraft is certainly no exception; but with the sheer industrial quantity of content that is regularly poured into the game with every expansion or major update, certain elements are going to fall by the wayside. One such element is cosmetic glyphs. WoW Warlocks have plenty of these, which range from demon makeovers to spell recolours, but for many players, it’s not enough. Reddit user Fishbones06 clearly shares the community’s disappointment with this state of affairs, as they’ve designed a batch of 12 new cosmetic glyphs for Warlocks to spruce up their pets with.
Fortnite is getting a hefty power level increase today, as the Dragon Ball crossover event has started. This limited time promotion adds Goku, Vegeta, Beerus and Bulma to the game, as well as a variety of exclusive challenges, activities, and rewards for those who jump in.
This event has already kicked off and continues until August 30, at which point the quests and Dragon Ball themed content will be phased out.
The first thing you’ll notice when booting up Fortnite is a new Power Unleashed tab – this is a power metre that you can push higher and higher by completing a set of limited challenges available for the duration of the event. Filling this up will grant exclusive Dragon Ball cosmetics for you to collect, and completing them all will earn you the Shenron Glider!
FIFA 23 players who managed to buy the game practically for nothing during a recent pricing glitch on the Epic Games Store have supposedly been contacted by EA Sports confirming that they will be able to keep their copies of the upcoming football sim without having to pay any further cost.
The best VR headset could take gaming PC setup to the next level, especially if you’re looking to play games like like Half-Life: Alyx, Beat Saber, and Resident Evil 4. Sure, today’s virtual reality tech is more Lawnmower man than Ready Player One, but concepts like the metaverse and augmented reality are all seemingly a part of what’s to come.
Choosing the best VR headset seems simple on the surface, but there are industry changes in motion that could complicate venturing into virtual reality. For starters, Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has ditched its iconic Oculus branding in favour of a new Meta Quest label. While this means the Oculus Quest 3 will likely arrive with a different moniker, metaverse devices like the upcoming Project Cambria are also now the social media giant’s priority.
Of course, Meta isn’t the only player within the VR space, as HTC and Valve are also in the running. Each headset contributes to immersive gaming in its own way, so it’s important to consider the specs, price, and drawbacks of each device. To help you get on your virtual feet, we’ve tested a bunch of PC VR headsets in an attempt to make the murky waters of the metaverse a little clearer.