March 2021's PlayStation Plus lineup features four games, all of which are available to claim now for subscribers. This is one of the best PS Plus lineups in recent memory, led by Final Fantasy 7 Remake . You can also claim the new puzzle game Maquette for PS5, Remnant: From the Ashes , and PSVR shooter Farpoint . PS Plus subscribers can also claim one of February's freebies, Destruction AllStars , on PS5 throughout March--it will be sold for $20 starting next month. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is playable on PS4 and PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility. However, the PS Plus version of the excellent 2020 action-RPG won't be eligible for a free upgrade to the newly announced PS5 version. You'll have to purchase it to upgrade to Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade . If you already know you're going to want to play it on PS5, Amazon is currently selling FF7 Remake for $30 . It was one of our favorite games of 2020 and earned a rare 10/10 in our Final Fantasy 7 Remake … [Read more...] about PlayStation Plus Free Games Are Live Now (March 2021)
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There are shooting games, and there are shooting games. Irem's 1987 R-Type can't exactly claim to be the first of its kind, and you could well argue there are more widely acclaimed shooting games, but you'd be hard pushed to find any as iconic as this stately sci-fi venture. Cold, composed and challenging, it's the archetypal 80s shooter, and a prime example of the genre in its pomp. The popularity of shooting games would wane throughout the 90s, however, and by the turn of the century those in charge of the series wondered whether it had a future at all. Which explains the brilliantly fatalistic air that hangs over R-Type Final, the 2004 entry that was imagined as a full-stop for the series. R-Type Final lead designer Kazuma Kujo has since discovered there's life yet in the series, though. The veteran of Nazca, Irem and now Granzella - the studio where many Irem alumni ended when the company moved away from video games - now finds himself heading up development of a sequel, … [Read more...] about How the grand dame of shooting games is making its return
Amazon's new batch of free games for Amazon Prime subscribers are live now. March's Prime Gaming lineup includes five freebies as well as in-game loot for a variety of popular games. March is also be the last month to claim the large lineup of classic SNK games for free, so make sure you add those to your library before they're gone. This month, Amazon Prime subscribers can grab Blasphemous , Tengami , SkyDrift , Boomerang Fu , and Bomber Crew: Deluxe edition free of charge. Blasphemous , a metroidvania that released in 2019, is one of the most notable Prime Gaming freebies we've seen in quite a while. Set in a dark and dreary world littered with religious iconography, Blasphemous stars a nameless knight on a pilgrimage. Blasphemous' haunting atmosphere helps to tell its grim but gripping story. Though the combat can get a tad repetitive, the boss fights are well-designed and the loop is challenging enough to keep you on your toes throughout. Blasphemous recently … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Free Games For March 2021 Are Live Now
Roblox Corporation, the company behind the popular game Roblox , has announced plans to introduce a voice chat feature. But given the game's relatively young audience, the company also emphasized it will keep the feature "safe" for pre-teens, which make up more than half of the game's daily active userbase. PC Games N reports that the announcement came during its investor day presentation. The studio acknowledged that most communication in Roblox right now is text-based, but it will be implementing voice in a future update. "Text chat is the core of Roblox communication today," said VP of engineering Adam Miller. "In the future, we expect to open up communication through safe voice chat." Miller did not go into detail about specific safety features, but it's top-of-mind for parents. The studio gave player data indicating that more than half of the daily active users are under the age of 13, making the safety features critical for implementing such a change. The studio also … [Read more...] about Roblox: Is Safe Voice Chat Coming To The Game?
Fans think they've found a clue in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which points to a wider universe and the continuation of Cal's journey in future games. Just below, you can see a screenshot of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 's skill tree, which appeared earlier today on the Gaming Details subreddit. The original poster theorizes that because Cal's skill tree is relatively small in comparison to the nodes that stretch beyond the horizon near the top of the screen, there's much more to come for Cal in mastering the force and discovering his place among the Jedi in the wider Star Wars universe. In Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, the hidden skill tree goes far beyond Cal's max skill tree, indicating Cal's intermediate skill compared to the more advanced powers of legendary force users in the Star Wars universe. from r/GamingDetails It could be a pretty compelling theory, or it could simply be an innocent design choice by the development team at Respawn Entertainment. Nonetheless, … [Read more...] about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order fans think one in-game detail links to the wider Star Wars universe