SEGA said to be working on reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio as part of its Super Games initiative

It looks like SEGA is working on reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio as part of its Super Game initiative.

According to a report, the two titles will be the first to be released as part of the company’s strategy.

Sources speaking with Bloomberg stated that the Crazy Taxi reboot has been in development for over a year, and the plan is to release it within the next two to three years. In turn, Jet Set Radio is also in the early stages of development, but neither is a sure release.

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Everything we know about Project L, the Riot Games fighting game

If there’s one game that has everything biting their nails in anticipation this year, it’s Project L. A fighting game based in the League of Legends universe, this title is drawing the attention of fighting game players, longterm League players, and more as the game slowly moves forwards to its eventual release.

For those looking to stay informed on this project, this article will take you through everything we currently know about Project L. As more information comes out, this piece will be updated, so be sure to pop back every once in a while if you’re unsure what’s been revealed or not.

As of right now, there’s no official word on when Project L will be released. That being said, in their 2021 game showcase in November 2021 as part of the huge Arcane event, they explained that the game was still far from done, and unlikely to be released at any point in 2022.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 release moved from September to July

Originally slated to be released in September of this year, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will instead arrive July 29 on Nintendo Switch.

A reason for the early arrival wasn’t provided, but it’s at least good news instead of bad.

The latest entry in the long-running RPG series, which connects the futures of the two previous mainline Xenoblade Chronicles games, invites you to embark on an adventure with “life” as the central theme.

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Battlefield 2042’s 4.0 update brings VOIP and countless fixes, but don’t expect new content or major overhauls

As promised, the major Battlefield 2042 patch DICE has been talking about for weeks is here. Update 0.4.0 arrived this morning on all platforms, boasting a long list of changes, fixes, and a new feature or two.

The patch’s biggest new addition is VOIP for parties and squads, which arrives months after release. The recently added traditional scoreboard now also appears at the end of round. That pretty much concludes the list of basic features in this update that Battlefield 2042 shipped without.

The remaining patch notes address a number of changes made in response to player feedback, as well as bug fixes for long-standing and new problems alike. More broadly, today’s update brings the first set of changes to Specialists. Though far from being overhauls, the list includes changes to the Traits of Rao, and Paik, as well as improving the consistency of Sundance’s anti-armour grenades.

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7 Days to Die, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, Unsouled, more coming to Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced the next round of games coming to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass in April.

Released today for cloud are EA Play games F1 2021 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered alongside Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.

In Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, out now for cloud, console, and PC, you take control of a turnip seeking a way to pay his debts to a corrupt mayor who happens to be an onion. The game mixes puzzle solving, dungeon exploring, and plant harvesting on your journey to avoid paying taxes and tearing down the establishment.

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The creator of the School of the Lynx fan-fic hopes CD Projekt comes up with ‘something better’ for Witcher 4

From serious tales exploring what would happen if Skyrim‘s Dragonborn were to become Emperor of Tamriel, or presenting the idea that Deacon from Fallout 4 is actually Fallout 3’s protagonist with an altered face, to humorous stories surrounding Geralt of Rivia’s gwent addiction and art illustrating the inevitable consequences of the deep sexual tension between Disco Elysium‘s detectives, take a look into the community of any popular RPG and you’ll find fans adding their own flavour to their favourite franchises via the medium of fan-fiction.

Works of fan-fiction almost never become enveloped in mainstream news stories surrounding their respective franchises; they’re typically seen as the kind of thing that can make your own playthroughs more interesting, but make shaky grounds for basing theories on. This is what makes recent events surrounding The Witcher series and the School of the Lynx so interesting: it began life as a simple fan-fiction article on The Witcher wiki before suddenly being teleported into the limelight when CD Projekt Red announced its next game.

Though, for Witcher fan-fiction writer SMiki55, one of the two authors of the School of the Lynx fan-fiction along with Witcher190, the last few weeks haven’t been much more hectic than usual.

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Is Bungie secretly teasing its next game in Destiny 2?

An easter egg for the next Bungie game may already be out in the world, or rather, one of the worlds that make up the Destiny 2 universe. This rumour comes from Christopher Barrett, a game director for an as of yet unannounced title at the sony-owned studio, who has caused a stir in the Destiny community thanks to a cheeky tweet over the weekend.

Christopher, who tweeted this info in a post on their favourite video game easter egg, responded to a fan asking whether an easter egg that references the upcoming game being worked on at Bungie had been added to Destiny 2, similar to the Destiny Awaits secret hidden away in Halo 3: ODST all those years ago.

This, as you may imagine, has caused a sharp increase in speculation regarding what exactly this easter egg could be, if it either exists. The problem with this sort of secret is that it’s incredibly hard to know you’ve found it even if it’s standing right infront of you. That hasn’t stopped the community though, who are already starting to piece together clues, regardless of how small they may be.

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Elden Ring’s major balance update hits some of your favourite Sorceries, Incantations and Weapon Skills

FromSoftware rolled out patch 1.04 this morning to all players of Elden Ring. This is among the game’s biggest updates so far, though mostly for the number of balance changes it includes, rather than standard fixes.

That said, update 1.04 does introduce a couple of new features, such as the ability to turn camera auto rotation on/off, as well as new quest steps for Patches – who had a tendency to disappear from some players’ games.

The rest of the patch notes reference a tonne of buffs and nerfs for Sorceries, Incantations, and Weapon Skills (Ashes of War). Some of the lesser-used ones, like the Kick skill, has been buffed, while a few of the overused, such as the The Flame of Frenzy Incantation, has been nerfed.

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Elden Ring chad ‘Let Me Solo Her’ is immortalised with new mod

After players noticed the presence of one particularly skilled player, ‘Let Me Solo Her’, in Elden Ring last week, the legend has been immortalised with a new mod. The player, who sports only a pot for a hat and nothing else, rose to stardom last week after multiple Tarnished came together to note the existence of a near-naked multiplayer summon fighting Malenia solo.

Malenia, Blade of Miquella, is arguably one of the toughest bosses in Elden Ring, if not one of the most troublesome bosses across the entire Soulsborne series. However, Let Me Solo Her has taken it upon themselves to help Tarnished folk beat her. They simply have on request; let them solo her.

Sure enough, the player has seemingly been summoned by multiple struggling Tarnished, and they’ve helped many by brawling with Malenia butt-naked. It’s an impressive feat, that’s for sure, and Let Me Solo Her will undoubtedly go down in the Elden Ring history books.

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Playdate first impressions – Quirky on the outside, not so much on the inside

I’m not sure I’ve experienced such a quirky device since my days playing on a Barcode Battler in a small caravan at Butlins in the 90s. Playdate, a much-smaller-than-I-expected custard yellow handheld games device gained quite a following after its reveal. It’s easy to see why. It’s cute, it’s novel, it has a modern sleekness with a retro vibe, some top indie talent are making games for it, and it was the cover star of UK games media print press darling, EDGE. But after the wait for it to arrive, is it actually fun to use?

To cut to the chase, avoiding a lead up for many clever and wit-infused words: sometimes. Inevitably, how much fun you’re going to derive from the Playdate depends on how you find the 24 games that are included in Season One. And this is where things get a bit unfortunately negative. But first, some more about the Playdate’s quirkiness.

It’s got a crank. Undock the yellow handle from the slot on the handheld’s lower right side, swivel it a bit, and you can rotate a crank like people did on game shows, like the Crystal Maze, or in Medieval times for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on (but were probably ghastly). I think most people lasered in on this crank as what was going to give Playdate a unique line-up of games. “Just what can the best game dev talent create now they have a turning stick to play with?” we all thought. We’ll come to that.

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