Tales of Arise Trailer Showcases Alphen’s Backstory and Abilities

Bandai Namco has been showcasing a lot of gameplay for Tales of Arise lately while also getting us acquainted with the cast. In a new character trailer, the focus returns to one of the two leads – Alphen, a native of Dahna who has no memories and feels no pain. He also doesn’t have a face until breaking the iron mask that binds him.

Alphen’s aim is to ultimately free the Dahnans from the rule of Rena, although why and to what personal end remains to be seen. As a close-quarters fighter specializing in swords, he combines different abilities together, utilizing counters and combos to one-up foes. The next character trailer should focus on Shionne, the second lead who’s from Rena and travels with Alphen for her own reasons.

Tales of Arise is slated to release on September 10th for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Check out the various Mystic Artes that each party member wields here. For more information on other characters like Kisara and Dohalim il Qaras, head here.

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The Falconeer: Warrior Edition Runs at 4K/60 FPS on PS5, Will Target 60 FPS on Switch

Tomas Sala’s fight combat game The Falcooner was an Xbox console exclusive when it came out, launching on both active generations of the ecosystem alongside the Xbox Series X/S, but its timed exclusivity is soon coming to an end. In a few weeks, the game will be launching for PlayStation and Switch as well- but what exactly can players expect from it in terms of resolution and framerate where both the PlayStation versions are concerned?

According to Sala, you can essentially expect parity with the Xbox versions. In a recent interview, Sala told us that on the PS5, The Falconeer: Warrior Edition is going to run at 4K and 60 FPS on the PS5, though he adds that that might “get pushed further as new technologies and abilities are unlocked.” On the base PS4, meanwhile, the resolution is going to be a mix of 1080p and 900p upscaled, while on PS4 Pro, that gets kicked up to 1440p.

And what about the Switch? Sala confirms that the game targets 60 FPS on the Switch in both handheld and consoles modes. Details about the resolution aren’t “set in stone yet” though.

“The setup I use to achieve that is to split GUI and 3D world into separate renders,” Sala explained. “The GUI, which is 3D itself (no textures are used in The Falconeer, and that goes for the GUI as well) is rendered at native resolution (so 1080p docked and 720p handheld). And then the 3D world can be rendered at a much lower resolution, while the GUI remains readable and crisp, with a decent anti-aliasing solution thrown in.”

As such, currently, Sala said that when the Switch is docked, the game’s 3D world is rendered at a 720p, or at 450p when playing in handheld mode, which “gets up sampled and anti-aliased.”

He added: “For me, a 60 FPS target is more important than resolution at all times, and this combination seems to hold up well so far.”

The Falconeer: Warrior Edition is going to launch for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on August 5. Our full interview with Sala will be live soon, so stay tuned for that.

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LG’s NanoCell HDMI 2.1 TVs are the best Prime Day 4K TV deals so far

Amazon’s Prime Day 2021 sales have begun, and we’ve already rounded up some of the best Prime Day deals on PC. Right now though, we wanted to cover the best Prime Day TV deal we’ve discovered so far: hundreds of pounds off LG’s NanoCell line of 4K TVs.

The Nano86 and Nano90 are notable for being the most affordable HDMI 2.1 TVs on the market, allowing them to take advantage of 4K 120Hz gameplay on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC – and now they’re available at much lower prices than ever before.

Here are the links and what you need to know!

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Amazon’s Prime Day 2021 sales have begun, and we’ve already rounded up some of the best Prime Day deals on PC. Right now though, we wanted to cover the best Prime Day TV deal we’ve discovered so far: hundreds of pounds off LG’s NanoCell line of 4K TVs.

The Nano86 and Nano90 are notable for being the most affordable HDMI 2.1 TVs on the market, allowing them to take advantage of 4K 120Hz gameplay on PS5, Xbox Series X and PC – and now they’re available at much lower prices than ever before.

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Includes “The Huddle” for Dialogue Choices in Combat

One of Square Enix’s many reveals during E3 2021 – which had more lows than highs – was Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Developed by Eidos Montreal, it’s actually a single-player title where you control Peter Quill aka Star-Lord with the other Guardians serving as AI teammates. You’ll also be making decisions during the story which can influence how they behave with you but the decision-making also plays a part in combat.

Speaking to VentureBeat, senior narrative director Mary DeMarle talked about a feature called “the huddle” which is used during battles. “The huddle is this wild card that you can use in battle when the huddle gauge has reached a certain point. Now your huddle is available. You can call it and activate a huddle. What happens is, the Guardians all come forward like in a true American football huddle, and you have to listen to them, because it’s all based on how they were doing in combat.

“Maybe they were doing great and they’re super excited, so excited that they may even be yelling at each other. Or maybe they were doing terribly, and now they’re all down. ‘We can’t do this!’ You have to listen to them, and then you have to decide if you’re going to motivate them or calm them down. You have a dialogue choice, and when you choose it Peter gives a speech that’s loosely based on the lyrics of one of the songs.”

Choose correctly and all of your Guardians are powered-up, having recovered to full health with their abilities off cooldown. Of course, you can make the wrong choice and only Quill will get the bonus. “Then you dive into the fight and you’re listening to the song that he chose to make his speech. You can sit there and be playing in this final battle to one of the licensed songs.” Though this can be bad news for streamers due to DMCA concerns, a PR representative confirmed that there will be an option to turn off licensed tracks.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy releases on October 26th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 , PC and Nintendo Switch. Unlike Marvel’s Avengers, it won’t have any DLC or microtransactions. For some more extended gameplay of the combat and choices, head here.

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Razer gaming products are getting insane savings during Prime Day

Check out the latest Razer deals available during the Amazon Prime Day sales event, which features the Razer Blade 15 at just $999.99!

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Starfield Teaser Was Entirely In-Game, Didn’t Use Any Cinematic Tools

Gameplay teasers that don’t actually show any gameplay but rather show cinematic glimpses of the game using in-engine assets are only slightly better than complete CG trailers, but even so, they have some merits- they give us a decent idea, for instance, of the kind of look a game is going for, and what sort of visual fidelity it’s going to be capable of. Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield recently got a similar teaser at E3 2021, and apparently, it might be quite closely representative of what the game might end up looking like.

Over on his ArtStation profile, Bethesda Game Studios’ senior lighting artist Keith Beltramini says that the recent Starfield teaser was created “entirely in-game” and that it was made “without any cinematic tools.”

Bethesda Game Studios have apparently put the Creation Engine through a major engine rewrite for Starfieldand are now calling it Starfield 2. Reports have also suggested that the engine features a complete rewrite of the animations system from scratch.

Starfield launches for Xbox Series X and on PC on November 11, 2022.

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Amazon Prime Day brings the Nokia 8.3 for just $441!

We start with Amazon Prime Day deals, check out the latest Nokia 8.3 5G that can be yours right now for just $441 and get a free case

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl Dev Diary Provides New Details on Gameplay, Story, and More

From plenty of new gameplay footage to a new subtitle to a specific release date, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2’s packed trailer was definitely one of the best showings at this year’s E3. Following unveiling the lengthy new gameplay trailer, developers GSC Game World have also released a new developer diary about it, in which they reveal new some new details on the upcoming open world shooter.

In addition to talking about the game’s animations and implementation of motion capture, the trailer also touches on some gameplay mechanics, such as on-the-fly weapon customization and being able to recover stamina with the jelly-like aberrations since in the trailer. The developers also reveal that they’ve hidden a tease for one of the game’s factions in the warehouse shootout shown in the gameplay trailer. There’s plenty of other interesting tidbits in there. Take a look below.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is out on April 28, 2022 for Xbox Series X and PC. You can check out its PC requirements through here.

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“We Support and Encourage Cross-Play” – PlayStation CEO

Sony’s aversion to cross-play is known well across the industry, and even after finally letting the walls down and allowing cross-play in some games on PlayStation, details that have since come to light have shown that even now, getting cross-play enabled on PlayStation can be quite the complicated process

PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan, however, insists that cross-platform play is something Sony is all for. In a recent interview with Axios, Ryan said, “We support and encourage cross-play,” listing a number of games that support cross-play on PlayStation, including the likes of Call of Duty, Rocket League, Fortnite, Minecraft, and more. He went on to say that the number of games with cross-play enabled on PlayStation “will continue to grow.”

We’re at a point where cross-play is becoming standardized in multiplayer games across the industry, which means the amount of games that support the feature is only going to keep progressively growing. Even so, complications still seem to arise every now and then. Recently, however, cross-play was blocked in Borderlands 3 on PS4 and PS5. Read more on that through here.

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Rainbow Six Extraction – “Operator Showcase” Trailer Focuses on Ela

Following its first gameplay showing, Rainbow Six Extraction hasn’t generated the kind of buzz that Ubisoft may have expected after the kind of success Rainbow Six Siege has enjoyed- and for good reason, honestly. Extraction hasn’t looked anything special so far. That said, ahead of its launch, Ubisoft is releasing new details on the shooter, so hopefully, we’ll soon see something that changes our mind.

In a new trailer, the spotlight is firmly on Ela, one of the eighteen operators Rainbow Six Extraction is going to launch with. Described as “a true rebel”, Ela uses the Grzmot Mine, which will allow players to throw sticky proximity mines that will stun enemies. She’s also resistant to concussion effects, and is a character well-suited for the kind of player that likes to stay on the move. Check out some of her gameplay in the video below.

Rainbow Six Extraction is out on September 16 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.

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