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Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
After switching to the seasons and Plunder Pass model earlier this year, pirate playground Sea Of Thieves has teased the start of season two coming next week.
The Latest Story Of Seasons Patch Is Live, And We Have Details On The Next One, Too
The Latest Story Of Seasons Patch Is Live, And We Have Details On The Next One, Too
When will they patch in the ability to marry Beth??? Congratulations, farmers! Your farm has just been updated to 1.0.4, and with that comes a few new patch notes! It's just like real agriculture.
Random: Story Of Seasons' Photo Mode Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Random: Story Of Seasons' Photo Mode Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Bumholes and crotches and legs, oh my. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is a pleasant, relaxing little farm simulation game, where players can gently explore a town, raise livestock, and have a lovely old time. Every now and again, though, you'll have to wait through a loading screen - and loading screens are boring! They're just a blank image most of the time, or worse, a black screen.
After 25 Years, Story of Seasons Still Wants to Capture the Same Feeling
After 25 Years, Story of Seasons Still Wants to Capture the Same Feeling
Director Hikaru Nakano reflects on how the series has shifted gradually over the years from a complex sim to relaxing, player-driven freedom -- but its goals have remained the same.
You Could Win This Cow-Shaped Artwork To Celebrate Story Of Seasons' 25th Anniversary
You Could Win This Cow-Shaped Artwork To Celebrate Story Of Seasons' 25th Anniversary
How many more cowmpetitions can there be? Boy, is it a busy month for lovers of cows and competitions.
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Has Sold Over 700k Worldwide
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Has Sold Over 700k Worldwide
Buyers are flocking like sheep. Holy cow! Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town might be the best-selling Story of Seasons title so far, although don't make us do the whole "what counts as a Story of Seasons game" thing right now because it is Friday and we are SLEEPY. Marvelous Japan, the publisher for Story of Seasons (or Bokujo Monogatari, as it's called over there) in the East, posted to their blog today, stating that Pioneers of Olive Town has sold a total of 700,000 copies worldwide.
You Could Win This Cow-Shaped Nintendo Switch To Celebrate Story Of Seasons
You Could Win This Cow-Shaped Nintendo Switch To Celebrate Story Of Seasons
C'est vachement mignonne. Ohoho, branching out into puns en français, are we? BIEN SÛR, mes amis.
Share of the Week: Changing Seasons
Share of the Week: Changing Seasons
Last week, we asked you to move through the changing seasons of your favorite games and share landscapes highlighting summer, fall, winter, and spring using #PSshare #PSBlog.
Feature: Should You Buy Harvest Moon: One World, Or Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town?
Feature: Should You Buy Harvest Moon: One World, Or Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town?
We did a direct compare and contrast to answer that question for you! Right, farming fans and friends: let's get it out of the way.
Review: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town - Enjoyable, But Unremarkable
Review: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town - Enjoyable, But Unremarkable
Is POOT a fart in the wind, or a glorious trumpet? Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town might not bear the Harvest Moon title that would identify it as a continuation of the beloved series, but that's all down to copyright, Japanese-to-English translation, and a schism between XSEED and Natsume.
Story of Seasons' Localizers Have Driven the Series' Newfound Celebration of Same-Sex Relationships
Story of Seasons' Localizers Have Driven the Series' Newfound Celebration of Same-Sex Relationships
After 25 years, the Story of Seasons franchise is finally celebrating same-sex relationships -- in large part thanks to the localization team.
Hitman 3: Seven Deadly Sins Expansion Announced
Hitman 3: Seven Deadly Sins Expansion Announced
A new premium expansion pass for Hitman 3 will explore the seven deadly sins over multiple seasons of content.
The guns most in need of a buff in Call of Duty: Warzone Season Three
The guns most in need of a buff in Call of Duty: Warzone Season Three
Throughout the six seasons of Call of Duty: Warzone, many weapons have entered and left the meta.
Fallout 76’s 2021 Roadmap Has Been Revealed
Fallout 76’s 2021 Roadmap Has Been Revealed
The multiplayer title lays out the next four seasons of content.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Review
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Review
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is familiar comfort food for farming game lovers, and plenty of it.
Soapbox: How One Large Vegetable Highlights The Issue With Japan-Only Merch
Soapbox: How One Large Vegetable Highlights The Issue With Japan-Only Merch
I want the Big Turnip. While perusing news on the upcoming release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - a game I am reviewing, and a series I love - I stumbled upon something special: a limited edition turnip plushie, available only in Japan. I...
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character
Destruction AllStars is getting seasons, with season one set to include a ranked mode, a battle pass and a new character, developer Lucid has announced. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the developer said Season One: Hotshots includes the "first steps" towards a ranked mode.
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Getting Patched, A Lot
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Getting Patched, A Lot
The developers are feeling sheepish. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town came out last month in Japan, and quite a few players were disappointed with the way the game felt a little...
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town hopes to bring
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town hopes to bring "new life to the series"
Harvest Moon for the SNES could have been lost in the wave of excellent games released in Japan during 1996, yet the farming simulator grew into a well-established series that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Want to know everything that’s coming in Diablo 3 season 23? Even though there is a new game in the series coming within the next year or so, Diablo 3 is still seeing significant support with seasonal updates to keep the game feeling fresh. If you’ve not jumped into Diablo 3 for quite some time, then you might be wondering what exactly seasons are for the longstanding RPG game..
Fall Guys' fourth season is blasting off to a very 80s future next week
Fall Guys' fourth season is blasting off to a very 80s future next week
Fall Guys is going full-on retrowave for its fourth season, flinging its bean-shaped heroes to a neon-hued - and a very 80s - future when things gets underway next Monday, 22nd March. Previous seasons of Mediatonic's knockabout battle royale game have spruced up the bean-jostling action by introducing medieval and calendar-appropriate winter themes.
Feature: The Brilliance Of Zelda: Oracle Of Ages & Seasons Forced Nintendo To Up Its Game
Feature: The Brilliance Of Zelda: Oracle Of Ages & Seasons Forced Nintendo To Up Its Game
Flagship titles. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games.
Rainbow Six Siege: Crimson Heist goes full anime
Rainbow Six Siege: Crimson Heist goes full anime
Rainbow Six Siege is delving further and further into its own lore as the seasons wear on, with more extensive backstories and flavour trailers for each of its new operators.
Farm-And-Fight Game, Kitaria Fables, Details Its Multi-Class Combat System
Farm-And-Fight Game, Kitaria Fables, Details Its Multi-Class Combat System
We really hope it takes some inspiration from CATS (2019). Many of you have been eschewing the Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons offerings this month in favour of waiting for Rune Factory 5's release later this year - and we're not too surprised.
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Returns To Number One As Nintendo Dominates Proceedings
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Returns To Number One As Nintendo Dominates Proceedings
Entire top ten and best-selling hardware secured. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has returned to the top of the pile. Nintendo's mega Mario rerelease sold another 53,603 physical copies this week to get that top spot, knocking last week's debut number one, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, down into second place.
GungHo Reveals Its Plans For Ninjala Season 5
GungHo Reveals Its Plans For Ninjala Season 5
Begins on March 24th. It's not even been a year since Ninjala first arrived, and we're already four seasons in for this free-to-play multiplayer game.
Video: Check Out 12 Minutes Of Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Gameplay
Video: Check Out 12 Minutes Of Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Gameplay
Pet racing, clothing options, and more. Did our recent preview of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town leave you with questions about the game ahead of its 23rd/26th March release? Perhaps our early opinion of the game made you decide not to get it - or perhaps the news that the developers are working on patches and fixes means that you're willing to wait. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Video: Harvest Moon And Story Of Seasons' First Half Hour, In This Side-By-Side Comparison
Video: Harvest Moon And Story Of Seasons' First Half Hour, In This Side-By-Side Comparison
Speedrun Any% Pre-Cow. In the race for "best farming game of March 2021", there's still everything to play for.
Japanese Charts: Story Of Seasons And Bravely Default Leap Ahead Of Super Mario 3D World
Japanese Charts: Story Of Seasons And Bravely Default Leap Ahead Of Super Mario 3D World
Two brand new entries hit the ground running. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has been knocked out of first place in its third week on sale. Instead, the coveted number one spot has been gobbled up by Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town this time around, which managed to shift over 200,000 physical copies in its opening weekend.
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Getting Patched, Following Difficult Launch In Japan
Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Getting Patched, Following Difficult Launch In Japan
Many Japanese players criticised the game's loading times among other issues. The Maker issue is a particularly egregious example of the game's flaws Earlier today, a blog post was uploaded to the Japanese site for Bokumono - short for Bokujō Monogatari, the Japanese name for the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series.
Stardew-Like Coral Island Wraps Up Successful Kickstarter With $1.6 Million Raised
Stardew-Like Coral Island Wraps Up Successful Kickstarter With $1.6 Million Raised
The game is planned to release at the end of 2022. We're only on our third month of 2021, and we've already got Harvest Moon: One World, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, Littlewood, and a massive Stardew Valley Update...
Preview: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Not Quite As Pioneering As We'd Hoped
Preview: Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Not Quite As Pioneering As We'd Hoped
Can the series keep up with Stardew Valley? How does Story of Seasons continue to innovate when Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing have done so much to develop the 25-year-old formula? Well, with Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, the answer is twofold: one - borrow the ideas of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, and two - change things for the sake of changing them, and see if it works.
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
Story of Seasons Producer Writes An Apology To Fans Over Bugs, Glitches, And Loading Times
When Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town was released last month in Japan, fans complained of long load times, bugs, and glitches.
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Content creators got the codes a few weeks ahead of time. Following last week's Japanese release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - which hasn't been particularly well-received, thanks to a few new changes - some EU streamers have been given access to the English localisation of the game, which comes out later this month on the 23rd. Streamer BiggusBennus is showing off the game from the beginning right now, so you can check out whether or not the game is the kind of farming sim you've been looking for. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
This Insight Into The Localisation Of Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Fascinating
This Insight Into The Localisation Of Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Fascinating
How do you solve a problem like a pun name. The newest Story of Seasons game is already out in Japan, so we're starting to get more information trickling down to us as we wait another month for the western release.
Winter coming to Crusader Kings 3 as part of next major update
Winter coming to Crusader Kings 3 as part of next major update
Paradox Interactive is priming the next major update for its superb medieval grand strategy game Crusader Kings 3, and the studio is now ready to begin sharing details on some of the new features it'll bring - starting with winter. Winter, as Paradox explains in its latest developer blog, is intended to make the world of Crusader Kings 3 an even harsher place, and will gradually blanket the world in snow - a change clearly visible on the map - as the seasons progress and temperatures plummet. Paradox says winter will arrive in three different variants - mild, normal, and harsh, all easy to spot at a glance - and will affect all parts of the map just as you'd expect it to in the real-world.
New Story Of Seasons Interview Reveals New Secrets Ahead Of Next Month's Release Date
New Story Of Seasons Interview Reveals New Secrets Ahead Of Next Month's Release Date
Read all about puddles, sprinklers, and the Witch Princess. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will come to the Switch in Japan this Thursday, the 25th February, but for the western world, we won't get our hands on it until the 23rd March.
Video: YouTubers In Japan Have Been Showing Off Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Ahead Of Launch
Video: YouTubers In Japan Have Been Showing Off Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Ahead Of Launch
Find out more about Photo Mode, mining, and puddle fishing. It's not long now until the 23rd of March launch of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, and Marvelous Japan have been sending out copies to streamers andYouTubers in an effort to reveal a little more about the game (h/t Fogu). Two Let's Play channels, HikakinGames and SeikinGames, have given their insights into the upcoming farming and romance simulator with videos showcasing the customisation, decoration, crafting, and animal husbandry options in the game. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Video: Story Of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Gameplay Features Trailer
Video: Story Of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Gameplay Features Trailer
Start your farm life next month. One other game we're rather excited for in the month of March is Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town. It's out next month on 23rd March, and to help build some excitement, Nintendo has published a video of all the gameplay features into a single trailer.
Forza Horizon 4 Races to Steam on March 9
Forza Horizon 4 Races to Steam on March 9
For the first time, the Forza franchise is headed to Steam with the award-winning Forza Horizon 4 on March 9  Players have been celebrating the seasons in historic Britain on Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass, and we’re thrilled to bring Forza Horizon 4 to a whole new audience on Steam.
Pre-Order Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town And Get A Buffalo Costume
Pre-Order Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town And Get A Buffalo Costume
Your moove, Harvest Moon. Following on from the announcement that physical pre-orders of the game will get a Buffy the Buffalo plush, XSEED has added another boon on for potential fans of the upcoming Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town: a Buffalo costume.
Season Developer Scavengers Studio Responds to Toxic Workplace Allegations
Season Developer Scavengers Studio Responds to Toxic Workplace Allegations
Scavengers Studio, the developer of Darwin Project and the upcoming Seasons, has issued an official statement regarding the toxic workplace allegations levied against the studio's co-founders Simon Darveau and Amélie Lamarche.
Scavengers suspends co-founder Simon Darveau
Scavengers suspends co-founder Simon Darveau
CEO Amélie Lamarche will step down temporarily as external firm audits the Seasons studio in wake of abusive workplace allegations
Sea Of Thieves new Seasons set sail this Thursday
Sea Of Thieves new Seasons set sail this Thursday
With free unlocks and a battle pass
Sea of Thieves seasons explained by Rare in new gameplay guide
Sea of Thieves seasons explained by Rare in new gameplay guide
Sea of Thieves is moving to what could now be described as “traditional” seasonal updates, from its old monthly method.
Rare gives detailed breakdown of Sea of Thieves' new Seasons updates and battle pass
Rare gives detailed breakdown of Sea of Thieves' new Seasons updates and battle pass
Sea of Thieves is launching its new seasonal content schedule and battle-pass-style progression system this Thursday, 28th January, and, in preparation, Rare has served up a handily informative breakdown of everything in store, hopefully answering any lingering questions pirates may have before raising anchor and setting sail later this week. Each season, as announced previously, will last approximately three months, each bringing a fresh dollop of content (in Thursday's case, a new voyage-type for the much-maligned Merchant Alliance), as well as new live events, and most notably, a new 100-level progression system. Rare says Sea of Thieves' new three-month content release schedule will allow it to "craft more meaningful experiences...and return to a more predictable rhythm of release." However, it also notes the game will continue to receive smaller monthly updates, delivering bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and new stock for the Pirate Emporium. Read more
Sea of Thieves – Season One Starts January 28th
Sea of Thieves – Season One Starts January 28th
Seasons will last for three months with seasonal content being free for all players.
Seasons Explained: Official Sea of Thieves Gameplay Guide
Seasons Explained: Official Sea of Thieves Gameplay Guide
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Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is getting an expansion pass on Switch
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is getting an expansion pass on Switch
As if Story of Seasons' feverishly compulsive farm-life vortex wasn't enough of a time sink on its own, the latest entry in the long-running series - Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town on Switch - is getting an expansion pass, adding even more distractions post-launch. The expansion pass will deliver five monthly updates following Pioneers of Olive Town's launch on 26th March in the UK, many drawing inspiration from previous games in the Bokujo Monogatari, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. April's update include Animal Attire costumes for the game's protagonists and marriage candidates, alongside a special sub-scenarios known as Olive Town Mystery Files.
Story of Seasons DLC Will Let You Marry People From Old Story Of Seasons Games
Story of Seasons DLC Will Let You Marry People From Old Story Of Seasons Games
Hope you haven't picked out your future spouse yet. If you were disappointed with the marriage options in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town so far - even with the addition of same-gender marriage - then you'll be pleased to know that Marvelous has DLC plans for even more boys and girls to woo. In their five-part DLC plan, stretching from April to August, players will get access to outfits for themselves and their spouses, as well as new areas, new scenarios, and six new marriage candidates.
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - Here's What Comes in Each Edition
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - Here's What Comes in Each Edition
Everything you need to know to preorder your copy of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town for Nintendo Switch.
Disney+ raises the curtain on The Muppet Show in February
Disney+ raises the curtain on The Muppet Show in February
The Muppet Show? Oh, The Muppet Show! 15 seconds to curtain, The Muppet Show! Or, make that one month: Disney+ has announced that all of five seasons of Jim Henson’s pioneering variety show will join its library February 19—the show’s streaming debut, if you don’t count all the YouTube rips we’ve been watching while… Read more...
Community's Paintball Episodes Have Been Turned Into A Free Online Game
Ring in 2021 with Rock Band 4 Rivals
Ring in 2021 with Rock Band 4 Rivals
Rock Band is celebrating the start of 2021 with its 20th season of Rock Band Rivals! We’re turning the clock back and revisiting 8 of our most popular previous challenges from the last 20 seasons, as voted on by the Rock Band community.
Same-Gender Marriage Will Apparently Be Available In Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town
Same-Gender Marriage Will Apparently Be Available In Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town
Well, it's still called "best friends", but we all know what they mean. Although it has yet to be confirmed on the English site, multiple sources are stating that the same-gender marriage mechanic that appeared in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, known as a "Best Friends Ceremony" (uh huh) will be appearing again in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, as confirmed on the Japanese Story of Seasons website. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Get A First Look At The Story Of Seasons Marriage Candidates
Get A First Look At The Story Of Seasons Marriage Candidates
Let us marry all of them at once, you cowards. Harvest Moon: One World might be slowly teasing out all of its bachelors and bachelorettes, like Jamil and his camil - er, camel - from last week, but rival farming game Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town just gave us every single marriage candidate in two trailers: one for the lads, and one for the gals. In "Meet the Bachelorettes", we have Reina, the party-loving anthropologist, who looks like the dream woman for anyone who's into brunette nerds who love bones and books. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
New Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins Seasons Revealed at Hi-Rez Showcase
New Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins Seasons Revealed at Hi-Rez Showcase
New seasons await players of Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins — and Hi-Rez Studios unveiled all the epic details at our annual keynote last week.
New Story Of Seasons Video Shows Photo Mode, Museum, And Eggs With Faces
New Story Of Seasons Video Shows Photo Mode, Museum, And Eggs With Faces
EGGS WITH FACES! Step aside, Animal Crossing! It looks like the new Story of Seasons game, Pioneers of Olive Town, is going to let us befriend eggs.
Story Of Seasons And Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Helped XSEED Games To A Record-Breaking Year
Story Of Seasons And Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Helped XSEED Games To A Record-Breaking Year
And 2021 looks bright, too. XSEED Games, a publishing arm of Marvelous USA, has announced that the company has this year surpassed previous highest-sales and fastest-selling records worldwide. The company has launched a new video showcasing what it describes as one of its "strongest years," with a diverse range of farming sims, RPGs, action games and fighting games appearing across PC and consoles.
Mojang's New Winter Event For Minecraft Dungeons Is Live
Mojang's New Winter Event For Minecraft Dungeons Is Live
Foxes and blockses. Arctic foxes are the best animal in Minecraft, and they're FINALLY getting their time in the spotlight with Mojang's 'Chills and Thrills' seasonal event for Minecraft Dungeons. Starting today, December 18th, and running all the way past Christmas until the 30th, the Chills and Thrills event adds six new trials to the game, all themed around the coldest of seasons (er...
Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update is Here
Secret Neighbor Winter Holidays Update is Here
Seasons Greetings, friends! For any new home invaders in our midst, Secret Neighbor is an online multiplayer social horror game where the goal is to work together with other players to get into your suspicious neighbor’s basement.
Harvest Moon And Story Of Seasons Battle It Out For Cutest Pre-Order Plush
Harvest Moon And Story Of Seasons Battle It Out For Cutest Pre-Order Plush
Buffalo (or) Chicken. Ever since Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons had their big schism, the question has been: which one is the good one? You could figure out the answer the old-fashioned way, by reading reviews and making an educated analysis of general opinion, but we all know that's not the way to make decisions.
Fortnite guide — How to do the Season 5 Week 2 Doggo weekly challenge
Fortnite guide — How to do the Season 5 Week 2 Doggo weekly challenge
Chapter 2 Season 5 requires you to do weekly challenges for XP rewards just like in previous Fortnite seasons.
A Lot Happened In Destiny Today
A Lot Happened In Destiny Today
New content, upgrades for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, and new information about long-awaited features coming in future seasons: Destiny 2 had a big day today, so let’s break it all down. Read more...
Sea of Thieves Is Getting Seasons and a Battle Pass in 2021
Sea of Thieves Is Getting Seasons and a Battle Pass in 2021
Rare is overhauling the Sea of Thieves progression system, starting with Season One in January 2021.
Sea of Thieves is ditching monthly updates, but adding seasons and quarterly updates
Sea of Thieves is ditching monthly updates, but adding seasons and quarterly updates
Pirating the high seas is thirsty work, especially when you have a whole crew that wants a taste of the plunder.
Sea of Thieves is getting a battle pass and Seasons starting early next year
Sea of Thieves is getting a battle pass and Seasons starting early next year
It's all change on the Sea of Thieves starting in January next year, as Rare's piratical multiplayer experience goes the way of countless other online games, adopting a new battle-pass-style progression system and new Seasons content release model. Before all that, though, there's some disappointing news for fans of the PvP-based Arena mode; Rare has announced that all future Sea of Thieves updates will focus on expanding the game's more popular Adventure mode, meaning that while Arena mode will still be available, all development will cease - a sad fate for what started out as a brilliantly chaotic, rapid-fire alternative to the core game, but one that struggled to overcome myriad technical issues and, later, an unfavourably streamlined reworking robbed of the original's adventuring spirit. That, then, firmly places the focus back on Adventure mode, and the debut of Rare's new Seasons model in January.
Sea Of Thieves is switching to seasons and quarterly updates in January
Sea Of Thieves is switching to seasons and quarterly updates in January
Sea Of Thieves have dropped anchor on another monthly update but this one’s a bit unlike the rest as it includes the news that updates won’t exactly be monthly in the future.
Sea of Thieves is ditching monthly updates in favour of seasons and a battle pass
Sea of Thieves is ditching monthly updates in favour of seasons and a battle pass
Sea of Thieves has been getting (mostly) monthly updates for the better part of the past two years, but that's changing as we head into 2021.
Rainbow Six Siege announces charity bundle for AbleGamers
Rainbow Six Siege announces charity bundle for AbleGamers
More bundles to be announced for future seasons.
Pokémon GO Announces Gen 6 Launch, Seasons Feature, Level Cap Increase And More
Pokémon GO Announces Gen 6 Launch, Seasons Feature, Level Cap Increase And More
Lots of exciting changes revealed. Pokémon GO fans have lots to be excited about today as developer Niantic lifts the lid on plenty of new features coming to the app over the next month or so. Generation 6 - Kalos Pokémon Make Their Debut First of all, the much-anticipated arrival of generation six Pokémon – those who first appeared in Pokémon X and Y – is coming to the game on 2nd December.
Pokémon Go raises level cap in huge new Beyond update
Pokémon Go raises level cap in huge new Beyond update
Pokémon Go maker Niantic has detailed how it will raise the game's level cap for the first time since launch back in the summer of 2016. The change comes as part of Pokémon Go's largest update yet - and the first one to be given a fancy name: "Go Beyond." Among the many other features included are the addition of seasons, a competitive league rank rework, platinum-level medals, and the first release of Gen 6 creatures from the Kalos region.
How Football Manager is tackling the strangest of seasons
How Football Manager is tackling the strangest of seasons
It's not been an easy year for football, and that means it's not been an easy year for the people who make Football Manager.
That Four Seasons Total Landscaping debacle is already a VRChat hangout for furries
That Four Seasons Total Landscaping debacle is already a VRChat hangout for furries
The Trump campaign's accidental press conference site has now been immortalized in VR.
Learn the Fate of the Damned in October’s Free Sea of Thieves Update
Learn the Fate of the Damned in October’s Free Sea of Thieves Update
As the nights draw in and pumpkins pop up in unexpected places, it’s time for Sea of Thieves to celebrate the scariest of seasons with its latest free update, available today to all Sea of Thieves players across Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Steam and with Xbox Game Pass.
Animal Crossing Not Sated Your Life Sim Thirst? Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Arrives Next March
Animal Crossing Not Sated Your Life Sim Thirst? Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Arrives Next March
Farmful to life. Marvelous has revealed that the next instalment in the Story of Seasons life/farm sim series is coming to Switch on 23rd March 2021.
The Epic Games Store free games of the week are Costume Quest 2 and Layers of Fear 2
The Epic Games Store free games of the week are Costume Quest 2 and Layers of Fear 2
As the seasons change, so too do the free games on offer from the Epic Store.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC Will Take You to Ireland and Paris
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC Will Take You to Ireland and Paris
Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, including two paid for expansions and four seasons of free updates.
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PUBG's "first dynamic map" arrives in Season 9
I can't really keep track of all the battle royale seasons at this point, but in any case, we're now at Season 9 for PUBG - and you can expect some real fireworks in this one as it introduces volcanic map Paramo. Paramo is described by PUBG Corp as the game's "first dynamic map", and the latest teaser trailer finally gives us an extended look at its landscapes, although exactly what dynamic means is still up for debate.
Vampyr and Need for Speed: Payback are October's PlayStation Plus games
Vampyr and Need for Speed: Payback are October's PlayStation Plus games
'Tis almost October, and to celebrate the onset of this most spooky of seasons, Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers a touch of the gothic in Life is Strange developer Dontnod's action-RPG Vampyr.
Rocket League Goes Free-to-Play on September 23rd
Rocket League Goes Free-to-Play on September 23rd
Cross-platform progression, seasons, Competitive Tournaments and more on the way.
Mini Review: Ary And The Secret Of Seasons - A Cut-Price Zelda With A Unique Mechanic
Mini Review: Ary And The Secret Of Seasons - A Cut-Price Zelda With A Unique Mechanic
Not to be confused with Ori. Jumping into Ary and the Secret of Seasons – an action-adventure title – we’re immediately reminded of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
Zombie Army 4 has two new seasons coming
Zombie Army 4 has two new seasons coming
Undead shooter Zombie Army 4: Dead War has laid out a rough plan for two new seasons of content, which will shuffle into the game over the next year or so. The game's second season is on track for launch later this year, so expect new campaigns, skins and weapons - both paid for and free.
Ary and the Secret of Seasons review – Put her back in, she’s not done yet!
Ary and the Secret of Seasons review – Put her back in, she’s not done yet!
Ary and the Secret of Seasons has some really good ideas and fun puzzles but it simply wasn't ready for launch.
Control spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Ary and the Secret of Seasons, out tomorrow
Control spring, summer, autumn, and winter in Ary and the Secret of Seasons, out tomorrow
Ary and the Secret of Seasons is a one-of-a-kind 3D platforming adventure wherein players will journey through the land of Valdi, controlling the seasons while solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and restoring order following the chaos that ensued when the seasons were thrown out of whack! An Unlikely Hero Aryelle, known lovingly as Ary amongst the […]
Madden NFL 21 Franchise Mode Explained
Madden NFL 21 Franchise Mode Explained
If you’ve played any Madden game since Madden NFL 99, you’ll most likely be familiar with a series stalwart, Franchise Mode, where players can control their favorite team across multiple seasons, acting as an owner, coach or player.
Here’s why Fortnite fans believe Thor and Galactus are landing in the Hightower event
Here’s why Fortnite fans believe Thor and Galactus are landing in the Hightower event
It's time to start looking forward to Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4, since - unlike the last couple of seasons - it looks like it's actually going to end on time.
Feature: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Ary And The Secret Of Seasons
Feature: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Ary And The Secret Of Seasons
"When you’re shipping a game, slow internet is never good". First announced for Switch back in 2018, Ary and the Secret of Seasons is an upcoming action-adventure game from developer eXiin and Modus Games.
Ary and the Secret of Seasons preview – A rite of passage
Ary and the Secret of Seasons preview – A rite of passage
Ary and the Secret of Seasons is looking to be a very enjoyable Zelda-esque experience, complete with combat, exploration, and puzzles.
Netflix is reportedly working on an animated Splinter Cell series
Netflix is reportedly working on an animated Splinter Cell series
Ubisoft might seemingly be doing its damnedest to deflate the dreams of Sam Fisher fans across the globe who've been pining for the return of Splinter Cell in video game form for years now, but there may be some small solace in new reports that streaming service Netflix is turning the beloved stealth franchise into an animated series. The news comes from a report by Variety, whose sources suggest Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to produce two seasons - that's 16 episodes - of sneaky Sam Fisher action, and that John Wick writer Derek Kolstad will serve as writer and executive producer on the show. There are no additional details at present, though, so no indication of how much of the games' DNA might make it over to animated form intact.
Netflix's The Dragon Prince Renewed for Four More Seasons!
Netflix's The Dragon Prince Renewed for Four More Seasons!
The Dragon Prince will continue for four more seasons on Netflix, allowing Wonderstorm to complete its epic animated fantasy series at the end of Season 7.
Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town Has Already Sold 100,000 Copies On Switch (North America)
Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town Has Already Sold 100,000 Copies On Switch (North America)
Making it XSEED's fastest-selling title on a single platform. XSEED Games has revealed its latest release Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has become its fastest-selling title to reach 100,000 sales on a single platform in North America. Gematsu reached out to XSEED, and was told it was the Nintendo Switch version that achieved this milestone.
Destiny 2 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X
Destiny 2 is Coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Series X
Like the changing of the seasons, there’s one thing you can count on every year: a major, game-changing Destiny 2 update from the team at Bungie.
What's Coming to Netflix in August 2020
What's Coming to Netflix in August 2020
After a blockbuster July, August looks to be a little quieter on Netflix—unless you’re an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan, in which case you are no doubt incredibly excited that all four seasons Books of The Legend of Korra, the sequel series to that anime-influenced Nickelodeon hit, is coming to the streamer on August… Read more...
The best Harvest Moon game is now on Steam
The best Harvest Moon game is now on Steam
Harvest Moon - wait, sorry. I mean Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is now available on PC via Steam.