Konami has unveiled a new product for the Silent Hill franchise.
While rumors circulate around the horror series, Konami Corporation continues to make money from the franchise.
The Silent Hill teaser posted by Konami on Twitter has spawned several theories.
The user found a link between the image in the post and the covers of the games in the series.
Indeed, a Japanese public company has introduced a new franchise product.
It turned out to be skateboards depicting the iconic enemies Bubble Head Nurse from Silent Hill. At the bottom is the caption “Welcome to Brookhaven Hospital.”
That’s not all. Pillows, caps, T-shirts and sweatshirts will appear. Games were not mentioned.
No pricing information yet. Pre-orders will open on June 23rd.
- Post Date: 22 Jun, 2021
Riot Games and Blizzard veterans unveil Palia – MMO inspired by Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing
Palia is the debut game of Singularity 6, founded by veterans Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment and Zynga in 2018. The developers promise that Palia will provide a gaming experience similar to Stardew Valley or Animal Crossing, but with an open world scale of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Players in Palia will take on the role of humans – representatives of a legendary race that disappeared thousands of years ago at the height of its greatness. The action will take place in an unusual village located on the southern coast of the land of Palia, inhabited by elves. In it, according to the plot, the main characters awaken, who have to find out what happened in the past.
Players will be able to complete story quests, build houses and engage in various hobbies, ranging from fishing and gardening to catching bugs, while pumping their skills. It will be possible to fight in the game, but this is not necessary.
The MMO will feature a flexible character editor, a large selection of clothing, and over 1,000 home furnishings.
Palia will offer players a traditional MMO set of social options, including guilds that you can join to complete group missions.
Players will be allowed to build romantic relationships with NPCs.
Palia can be played alone, the developers noted. However, she will be fully revealed in the company of a few friends.
Pre-alpha testing of Palia will begin in the summer of 2021 on PC. You can send a request to participate in it on the game website.
- Post Date: 04 Jun, 2021
Bloody sport! Blood Bowl 3 Closed Beta Date Announced
Information about the date of the closed beta testing of the game Blood Bowl 3 has appeared on the network. This is a video game adaptation of a board game in the setting of Warhammer Fantasy.
A promo page has appeared on the official website of Blood Bowl 3. It counts down to the start of the closed beta testing of the project.
A development team from Cyanide Studios, which created the first two parts of the “football series”, is working on the game.
However, this is not a purely sports project. There was also a place for tactics in it.
The goal is simple – you need to deliver the ball to the end zone of the opposing team. Matches are played step by step, so you need to “think ahead”.
You can sign up for the closed beta test here. It will run from June 3 to June 13 this year. The beta will be available on Steam.
Saving progress is not provided. Allowed to conduct live broadcasts and shoot videos.
- Post Date: 02 Jun, 2021
Valorant Duality lore cinematic reveals another world
There’s two of everything
In the video, Killjoy, Viper, and Phoenix are on a mission to stop a Spike from stealing their Radianite. Unsurprising to players, but very shocking for Phoenix, the person trying to steal the Radianite is another Phoenix. The Phoenix with Viper and Killjoy then asks a revealing question, “How come they look like us?”
Viper seems to know. And she implies that Brimstone knows a lot more. We aren’t told exactly what’s going on. However, from Phoenix’s question, we can write off a few theories. The agents aren’t clones. And the battle isn’t some kind of simulation.
In the next scene, we get a look at the other side. They don’t seem like the bad guys. But neither did the agents defusing the Spike. The final scene of the cinematic gives us the biggest clue to what is actually going on. It shows two Earths next to each other. That shouldn’t be taken literally, the two planets could be in alternate dimensions. But I think the shot indicates that the agents look the same because they’re different versions of each other.
Somehow the two Earths have created a bridge between each other and now they are battling over each other’s Radianite to continue to power their worlds. That’s my theory anyway. Here’s a slightly crazy theory, could the new Replication game mode indicate that there are actually many dimensions in the world of Valorant as the Duality title suggests? What could that mean for future game modes and storylines? https://www.pcinvasion.com/valorant-duality-lore-cinematic/
- Post Date: 01 Jun, 2021
NVIDIA will release a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti leaked
NVIDIA is expected to announce the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on May 31, its latest GA102-based graphics card. A leak has not only confirmed that NVIDIA plans to sell a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, but it has also provided a hands-on look at its design.
NVIDIA may be trying to create some suspense about which graphics cards it will launch next week, but its board partners have been less discerning. Incidentally, the RTX 3080 Ti has already turned up on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, as we reported earlier today.
Now, Videocardz has leaked the design of an upcoming RTX 3080 Ti SKU, NVIDIA’s Founders Edition model. NVIDIA avoided releasing an RTX 3060 Founders Edition, but it has released FE models for all its other GeForce RTX 30 series cards.
Videocardz’s images confirm that NVIDIA has re-used the RTX 3080’s cooler for the RTX 3080 Ti though, much like it did with the RTX 3070’s cooler when it released the RTX 3060 Ti FE. Theoretically, there is no problem with NVIDIA appropriating a cooler design from a card that it has already launched.
However, Videocardz asserts that the RTX 3080 Ti has a 350 W TDP, 30 W higher than the RTX 3080’s. Effectively, NVIDIA has crammed the RTX 3090’s power envelope into the RTX 3080’s cooler design, which may present problems. An MSRP for the RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition remains unknown, currently.
- Post Date: 29 May, 2021
Amazon Prime's 6 Free Games For June 2021 Revealed
Amazon Prime members can snag six free games next month as well as loot for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Fall Guys, and more.
June is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for another batch of free games and loot for Amazon Prime members. Prime Gaming’s June 2021 lineup includes six free games (one more than usual) and loot for games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, League of Legends, and Madden NFL 21. The new free PC games include: Batman: The Telltale Series, Newfound Courage, Lost in Harmony, BFF or Die, Spitkiss, and Mugsters. You can also still claim May’s free games, including the wonderful Yoku’s Island Express, until June 2.
While Batman: The Telltale Series wasn’t one of Telltale’s most praised episodic adventures, it’s still worth checking out if you’re a fan of the Caped Crusader. The point-and-click adventure is split into five parts, and although the plot stumbles at times, Telltale depicted Gotham in an authentic way that draws you into the world.
Lost in Harmony is a rhythm runner starring Kaito and Aya. Set across a series of 30 painted tracks, Lost in Harmony features a catchy soundtrack and engaging rhythmic gameplay. Newfound Courage is a heartwarming narrative-driven adventure revolving around a young man named Alex who falls in love with his best friend Jake. With a vibrant world, a cast of interesting characters, and a moving message, Newfound Courage is a compelling coming-of-age story.
Mugsters is a physics-based puzzle game that takes place after aliens occupied Earth. You have to save your fellow Earth denizens across a series of perilous sandbox levels. Spitkiss is an engaging and unique platformer that stars creatures who communicate through bodily fluids. Each of the 80 tricky levels takes places inside an organ. Meanwhile, BFF or Die is a casual couch co-op game featuring aliens who are sent down to Earth to complete a dangerous mission.
As always, free loot will be available throughout the month of June for Amazon Prime members, too. New loot drops will be available for League of Legends, Madden NFL 21, Dauntless, Legends of Runeterra, and more.
If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime subscription, now’s a great time to get a free trial. Not only can you snag the freebies next month, but you’ll also be able to shop during one of the biggest sales events of the year, Amazon Prime Day. Amazon offers free 30-day trials for new subscribers.
See all free games and loot at Prime Gaming
June 2021 free Prime Gaming titles
Available starting June 1
- Batman: The Telltale Series
- Newfound Courage
- Lost in Harmony
- BFF or Die
More free games
- Bombslinger – ends June 11
- Mana Spark – ends June 18
- Frog Climbers – ends June 25
- Post Date: 29 May, 2021
Far Cry 6 coming in October.
For anyone hoping Far Cry 6 would turn the clock back to the gritty realism of Far Cry 2, I’ve got some bad news for you. It doesn’t. Those who love the goofy DIY weapons of the more recent games, on the other hand, might be a bit happier.
Today’s Far Cry 6’s gameplay trailer revealed a release date of October 7. It also showed us several weapons you can craft, and one in particular is about as ridiculous as they come. While taking back the country of Yara from a brutal dictator, you’ll be able to kill your enemies with a compact disc launcher that blares Los del Rio’s 1993 smash-hit dance party song Macarena.
We’re already accustomed to firing discs at enemies in Far Cry games: New Dawn features a sawblade launcher that, unfortunately, didn’t hew off limbs or heads. It did have the ability to ricochet, though, so you could take out several enemies with the same blade. We’ll see if we can do the same with Macarena CDs.
- Post Date: 29 May, 2021
Among Us is free this week on the Epic Games Store
Among Us is free to keep if you grab it from the Epic Games Store this week. The social betrayal multiplayer game normally costs an already pretty small £4/$5/€4, so it’s not a huge saving, but now is a good time to grab it if you’ve been mildly curious over all the fuss. Get it free
- Post Date: 28 May, 2021
Techland are showing off Dying Light 2 tonight
They’re promising to tell us more about the game on Twitch
If you’re that guy outside my house holding a vigil for Dying Light 2, put the candle down and come in from the rain, your watch is at an end. Techland are finally going to break their silence on the delayed and drama-filled development of their zombie bosher. Something will be revealed at 8pm BST (that’s 9pm CEST / 12pm PDT) tonight on Twitch. Plenty of time for you to have a nap and a bit of a shower. Use the fancy soap. You’ve earned the rose petals.
Techland’s Twitch channel will host the event tonight, so make sure to tune in. What will we see? Who the flip knows? But the announcement promises “more about Dying Light 2!”, and we were promised that the game will be released in 2021. Surely, surely, now is the time to bring us all the footage that has been saved up for the past few years?
It has been a long time since we’ve heard about the game. Instead, we’ve had stories about Techland’s management failures, the various narrative designer dramas, and a delay. That is a lot of not-the-game. Please, I beg of you, show us the game.
Our last proper look at it was in 2019, when Matt Cox (RPS in peace) had a good old stare at the E3 demo. He came away content that the game’s narrative ambitions, where the city will dramatically change according to your decisions, will craft an excellent game. I dare say the promises Techland made back then is the reason everyone is still invested in it. I know I want to hop into a friend’s game and see how his choices have shaped things differently from mine.
Unless they say otherwise, Dying Light 2 is still scheduled for release sometime in 2021.
- Post Date: 27 May, 2021
BlizzCon 2021 has been canceled
BlizzCon, Blizzard’s annual fan convention, has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like it was last year. However, the company plans to host a “global event” set for “the early part of next year,” the company announced on Wednesday.
“Building an in-person BlizzCon is an epic and complex affair that takes many months of preparation—not just for us, but also for the many talented production partners, esports pros, hosts, entertainers, artists, and other collaborators we team up with locally and globally to put all of the pieces together,” Saralyn Smith, BlizzCon’s executive producer, said in a statement. “The ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our ability to properly move forward on many of these fronts, and ultimately we’re now past the point where we’d be able to develop the kind of event we’d want to create for you in November.”
The global event for next year will comprise an online show like the BlizzConline that took place in February and “smaller in-person gatherings.” The company says it will reveal more about that event in the future.
- Post Date: 27 May, 2021