Friday, September 17, 2021

Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender – GI Show (Feat. James Willems)

Click to watch embedded media Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down Blake Hester's Deathloop review impressions and why Arkane Studios has a Game of the Year contender on its hands. We also discuss Dying Light 2 delay news and Eastward, a charming pixel art game. On top of that, we're joined by the one and only James Willems, Co-Founder of Funhaus, to talk about his journey through the video game industry and hear more about his recent voice acting role in Psychonauts 2 and what it was like working with Double Fine.  Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Dan Tack (@DanTack), and special guest James Willems (@JamesWillems). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:19 – James Willems Intro 00:19:56 – Dying Light 2 Delay 00:29:23 – Deathloop 00:52:40 – Eastward 01:00:58 – Psychonauts 2 01:03:17 – Gloomhaven Video Game 01:10:03 – The Artful Escape 01:13:57 – Housekeeping 01:18:43 – Community Emails News: Dying Light 2 Delayed To February Dying Light 2 Delayed To 2022 New Dying Light 2 Gameplay Shows Off Impressive Parkour During Gamescom 2021 Topic Of The Show: Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender After years of waiting, Deathloop is finally out. The game follows protagonist Colt Vahn as he journeys across the island of Blackreef to break the time loop he is stuck in. The loop repeats itself at the end of every day, and Colt quickly learns that he will have to eliminate the island's eight leaders to escape. Deathloop is a game about learning your enemy's patterns, and it then requires you to exploit them for knowledge and, ultimately, victory. Blake Hester, Alex Van Aken, and Marcus Stewart have an in-depth discussion about why the game is worth playing. Check out our Deathloop review here. The Playlist: Game Informer Staff discuss the games they're playing. Fall is almost here, and with it comes myriad game releases. Dan Tack is here to share his Eastward review impressions and talks about the game's excellent worldbuilding. Next up is special guest James Willems to discuss his love for both Psychonauts 2 (who would have thought?) and his time playing the video game version of the Gloomhaven board game! Finally, Marcus gives us a quick lowdown on what he's playing, including The Artful Escape, the gorgeous indie that features some big Hollywood names! Listener Questions: The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions. This week we're talking about what titles we'd love to lend our voices to, which iconic character would slay at the Met Gala, and the unexpected way we found a video game! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and Heat Map submissions! We'll be getting to your hot takes in the next few weeks and spacing out each episode. Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at [email protected]:  This question is for James. Are there any other game series that you are passionate about and would like to play a role in similar to Psychonauts? - Carlos Mora (Twitter) Wassup GI show, hope y’all’s having a swaggin week. Got a question about the show. The rich and famous dressed up as their favorite cereal at the Met Gala this year. Others used the limelight to draw attention to a cause of their choice. But I want to know which game characters would be invited to the Gala and what they’d wear to the show. Who do you think would slay? - AnAttackCorgi (Discord) Recently, for the first time ever, I borrowed a video game from the public library while picking up books for the kids. It was Kingdom Come Deliverance, a game I had been hesitant about buying given the mixed reviews. I like it, so I bought it! What is an odd/unexpected way you discovered a game that you liked. Thanks and good luck with the new podcast format! - Phil from Ottawa, Canada
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    Microsoft and Marvel Collab for Custom Shang-Chi Xbox Series X

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    Demon Slayer Game Adds Shinobu Kocho as Playable Character

    Shinobu Kocho will be playable in the upcoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba video game Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan.The news comes from the latest Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which revealed the Insect Hashira Shinobu Kocho will be a playable fighter. As seen in the photo below from the game’s official Twitter account, the Demon Slayer and master swordsman is seen donning her butterfly robe, indicative of her insect-like fighting style.開発会社サイバーコネクトツーによりゲーム内の3Dモデルを元に作成された胡蝶しのぶのキャラクター別ゲームビジュアルも公開しました!#ヒノカミ血風譚 #鬼滅の刃 pic.twitter.com/aec016kGe8— 家庭用ゲーム「鬼滅の刃 ヒノカミ血風譚」【公式】 (@kimetsuHINOKAMI) May 10, 2021Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan is developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The game will include a “Solo Play Mode” that will give players a chance to play out the first 26 episodes of the anime. Additionally, there will be a “Versus Mode” that will give fans and newcomers to play as their favorite Demon Slayer characters and fight each other.RELATED: Mortal Kombat Tops Domestic Box Office, Demon Slayer Sets RecordShinobu Kocho will be joining an already large roster of playable characters from the Demon Slayer anime. The cast so far includes Tanjiro, Nazuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Giyu, Urokodaki, Sabito, and Makomo.Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a manga series written and illustrated by Koyoharu Gotouge. It was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from February 2016 to May 2020. An anime television series adaptation was aired in Japan from April to September 2019. The series recently made headlines for its film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train, which is a direct sequel to the anime series and was released in North American theaters just last month. It earned $19.5 million in its first weekend across 1,605 U.S. theaters.Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan will launch in Japan on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam later this year.

    Fortnite Adds DC’s Beast Boy to Crossover Lineup

    Another member of the Teen Titans is joining the growing number of crossover characters in Fortnite. Joining Raven from this season’s Battle Pass is the always jovial Beast Boy.The transformative teen will be available in the game’s item shop for purchase on May 13. Alongside both a casual and super-suited version of the characters, purchasers receive an emote that transforms him into a gorilla, a color-appropriate baseball bat, and a pizza box to strap on his back.RELATED: Xbox Reveals Plans for Free Online Multiplayer for Free-to-Play GamesOn Wednesday, May 12, Fortnite will host the Teen Titans Cup, a Duos tournament for players that includes the Beast Boy skin as one of its top prizes. This will be the first opportunity for players to grab the skin, and there are also Beast Boy-themed cosmetics to earn as they climb the ladder. Players need to have Two-Factor Authentication enabled and reach account level 30 to participate in the tournament.Shapeshifter and self-proclaimed "cutest" of the Teen Titans, @DCComics Beast Boy is coming to the Island 🦍Learn about his Set and the Teen Titans Cup where you can earn his Outfit and exclusive Beast Boy & Raven rewards created by @_gabrielpicolo!🔗: https://t.co/qdSplo89Aa pic.twitter.com/INMl4Ai1It— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) May 10, 2021DC artist Gabriel Picolo is a name that’s already familiar with Beast Boy fans, as he’s working on the upcoming graphic novel, Beast Boy Loves Raven. It only makes sense that Fortnite would reach out to him to create a few comic panels for the event as well as the cosmetic icons and loading screens for the Teen Titans Cup.RELATED: Walmart’s Unannounced Game Streaming Service Leaked Via Epic TrialFortnite‘s current season is Primal, running from now until June 7. In addition to Beast Boy and Raven, several other DC characters are making their way into the game, tying into a currently running Batman/Fortnite comic.

    Xbox test brings Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser to consoles

    You might finally have a good reason to use the web browser on your console for more than the bare necessities. The Verge reports that Microsoft has started testing a version of its Chromium-based Edge browser on the Xbox One and Series X/S. Participate in the Alpha Skip-Ahead testing ring and you'll get a web experience that's more in line with the modern era, including better compatibility and syncing with Edge across multiple platforms. This version is unsurprisingly buggy and doesn't include mouse or keyboard support. And while this theoretically enables access to Google Stadia, we wouldn't count on reliable access to that or other intensive web apps just yet. It may take a while before there's a more polished version of the new Edge for Xbox. When it is ready, though, the new browser could make a better case for buying an Xbox if web surfing matters to you. Right now, the PlayStation 5 doesn't even have an easily accessible web browser (you have to rely on tricks to use it at all). While that could change, a Chromium-based Xbox browser could give Microsoft a comfortable head start.

    Sega’s Football Manager heads back to Xbox this fall

    Sponsored Links Sega When it comes out on November 24th, Football Manager 2021 will the first entry in the popular simulation series to make its way to Xbox consoles in more than a decade. Sega plans to release the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with a single purchase getting you access to both the current and next-generation versions of the game. You’ll also have to chance to buy Football Manager 2021 on PC and Mac, where they’ll be available through Steam and the Epic Games Store.   [embedded content] Sega says the Xbox release of Football Manager 2021 builds on the Touch version of the series — which the company has typically released on iOS and Android devices, as well as Nintendo Switch. But don’t worry, Sega says it’s fully optimized the game for Xbox controllers. The Xbox version will also support Microsoft’s Play Anywhere feature, allowing you to transfer your saves between an Xbox console and Windows PC. If you pre-order the game now through Steam or the Epic Games Store, you can get a 10 percent discount and early access to the game two weeks before its official release date. In this article: Sega, Football Manager, Football Manager 2021, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Microsoft, Steam, Epic Games Store, video games, PC Gaming, news, gaming, gear All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Comments 95 Shares Share Tweet Share

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