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News Social Strategy Marvel's Midnight Suns Was a Critical Darling But Commercial Flop
A few months removed from the release of Marvel’s Midnight Suns, we’re still not entirely sure what to think of it. The game certainly felt different to your bog-standard superhero fare: it fused Slay the Spire deck-building with grid-based strategy gameplay and a Fire Emblem: Three Houses-inspired social simulation aspect. It was...
Review Mafia: Definitive Edition - This Is How You Do a Remake
Republished on Wednesday, 1st February, 2023: We're bringing this review back from the archives following the announcement of February 2023's PS Plus line up. The original text follows. After the complete and utter disaster that was Mafia II: Definitive Edition, the only way was up for its prequel. Mafia: Definitive E
News XCOM Director Breaks Hearts, Confirms No New Titles Currently in Development
Thats XCOM, baby!
Jake Solomon, creative director of the rebooted XCOM franchise and the recently released Marvel's Midnight Suns, has admitted something that we all knew in our hearts but still stings regardless: the legendary strategy game developer is not currently working on a new XCOM game. Speaking to VGC, Solomon was asked if there were any...
News Midnight Suns, F1 Manager Both Get PS Plus Premium Trials
Play both for hours
PS Plus Premium has had a refresh of its Time Limited Trials list, adding in Marvel's Midnight Suns and F1 Manager 2022. The former you'll be able to play for two hours with an active subscription while the latter offers three hours. If you
News Deadpool Gets the Spicy Deep Dive Treatment in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Everyone's favourite mercenary is making his long-awaited Marvel's Midnight Suns debut later in the week, when The Good, The Bad, and The Undead DLC drops on 26th January. Outside of weaponised puns and lethally bad jokes, Deadpool can inflict some serious hurt via his En Fuego combat mechanic. Each time he takes out an enemy, it builds a...
News You Can't See Him, But John Cena Confirms WWE 2K23 for March 2023
Where is he?
An invisible John Cena has announced WWE 2K23 will release for PS5, PS4 on 17th March 2023. The follow-up to a much better entry after a rough few years for the wrestling series, John Cena will be feature on the box art this year and also have his own Showcase storyline in the game. If you pre-order any one of the title's three...
News Deadpool Deals Big Damage in Marvel's Midnight Suns Next Week
Not dead yet
Marvel's Midnight Suns gets its first DLC pack next week on the 26th January, titled The Good, The Bad, and The Undead. As you might have guessed, one of its selling points is the introduction of Deadpool to the game's already diverse character roster. He's described as "an in-your face damage dealer wielding 10 unique Hero abilities"...
Review Marvel's Midnight Suns (PS5) - Heroic Social Strategy Experiment Is Almost Super
A kind of Magik
In an era of samey mainstream games, Marvel’s Midnight Suns sticks out like a Spider-Man cosplay in a white collar working place. While this heroic effort from iconic XCOM developer Firaxis pulls liberally from a spectrum of different sources – the likes of Slay the Spire, Metal Gear Acid, and even Fire Emblem: Three Houses all...
Hands On Is Marvel's Midnight Suns Any Good on PS5?
In the aftermath of Cyberpunk 2077, any game that leads solely with PC reviews is right to arouse suspicion. We only received PS5 review code for Marvel’s Midnight Suns today, and have been eager to put the release through its paces in order to bring you some early hands-on impressions. The good news is, so far, we’ve had...
News You Can Pet the Dog and Even the Cat in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Full Trophy list reveals all
The Marvel's Midnight Suns Trophy list has revealed a vitally important mechanic that Firaxis Games has been keeping under wraps: you can pet both a dog and a cat back at home base. Viewable in full on Exophase, you'll earn a bronze Trophy for stroking a pup called Charlie 15 days in a row, and then you earn another one...
Round Up Midnight Suns PC Reviews Say It's One of the Best Marvel Games
Another Firaxis great
Marvel's Midnight Suns is one of this week's biggest PS5, PS4 releases along with The Callisto Protocol and Need for Speed Unbound, and outlets are beginning to post their reviews of the strategy title. To be very clear: these verdicts are based on the PC version. Review code for PS5 hasn't been made available yet, so you'll...
News Marvel's Midnight Suns Cinematic Launch Trailer Sets High Stakes Ahead of Release
No more Sanctum
Flying just below the radar this week is the impending arrival of Marvel's Midnight Suns. Developed by XCOM studio Firaxis, this game combines its turn-based strategy chops with beloved comic book heroes, and it's looked fairly promising since its announcement. After a couple of delays, the title is very nearly here, and so it's...
News Prepare for the Launch of Marvel's Midnight Suns with 'Special' Livestream
We're getting very close to the release of Marvel's Midnight Suns at this point. The turn-based strategy game from Firaxis combines XCOM-style missions with superheroes we all know and love, and it's looking pretty promising. Before the 2nd December launch, the team is gearing up for one more showing. The developer has announced a "special...
News The Abbey Serves as Both Command Centre and Homey Hangout in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Home is where the heroes hang
We've had plenty of character deep-dive trailers from Marvel's Midnight Suns, focusing on the abilities and combat techniques of characters like Ghost Rider and Captain Marvel. Today we got something a little bit different, an exploration of The Abbey, which
News Ghost Rider Takes Centre Stage in Marvel's Midnight Suns Latest Gameplay Showcase
Hellfire is powerful, but it comes at a cost...
The latest Marvel's Midnight Suns character showcase is all about Ghost Rider himself. In a fun twist, the video opens with a cameo of the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, but players will take command of the Robbie Reyes iteration of the character in-game. Ghost Rider's role on the battlefield is...
News Deadpool, Venom, Morbius, Storm All Part of Midnight Suns Season Pass
Plus new story missions, upgrades, and skins
Firaxis Games has announced that Deadpool, Morbius, Venom, and Storm will all be heading to Marvel's Midnight Suns after launch thanks to the game's season pass. This follows Deadpool's takeover of the title's Twitter account, where he scribbled over screenshots and revealed some of the DLC characters by...
Review New Tales From The Borderlands (PS5) - No Tale, Too Much Borderlands
Fails from the Borderlands
There’s an argument to be made that 2014’s Tales from the Borderlands is actually the best game in the Borderlands series. Now, hold on. Don’t go typing up your angry comments just yet. Hear us out. Sometimes you just want a capital V capital G Video Game that’s about running and jumping and shooting and looting...
News Deadpool Takes Over Midnight Suns Twitter Profile, Leaks DLC Superhero
Storm joins the roster after launch
Deadpool really wants to be in Marvel's Midnight Suns, so much so that he's hacked into its official Twitter account and begun scribbling over screenshots and leaking DLC characters. The profile's name is now #DeadpoolSuns and its main description reveals: "DEADPOOL here! I have taken COMPLETE control of this...
News Deadpool Is Demanding to Be in Marvel's Midnight Suns, in Typically Meta Fashion
Everybody's favourite "merc with a mouth" wants to be in Marvel's Midnight Suns, apparently. The fourth-wall-breaking antihero Deadpool has taken over the game's social media accounts, indicating that could be coming to the turn-based tactical RPG. A series of Tweets promoting the character's many skills (which include both...
News Nico Minoru Doubles Down on Random Elements in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Another hero highlighted
One thing that's nice about Marvel's Midnight Suns is it isn't relying solely on the most established superheroes in its catalogue. The likes of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America are in the mix, for sure, but we're somewhat more interested in the lesser known characters. One such example is Nico, who's the focus of...
News 2K Confirms User Data Was Stolen in September Hack, Some of Which Is Now Up For Sale
Bad actors, bad habits
In late September, we brought you word that publisher 2K was the latest victim of The Great Hackening, a silly term that we made up to encapsulate the series of high-profile breaches and leaks that took place last month, perhaps best encapsulated by that massive GTA 6 debacle. The next unfortunate phase of that story has...
News Magik Will Have You Thinking with Portals in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Illyana Rasputina highlighted in new video
With Marvel's Midnight Suns approaching its new release date of 2nd December, developer Firaxis is continuing to highlight a few of its superhero characters. Next in line is Magik, a mutant from the X-Men universe who is capable of opening up portals in time and space. While not as well known as Iron Man or...
News Publisher 2K the Latest Victim of the Great Hackening
Hack the planet
It looks like 2K is the latest company to fall prey to digital bad actors, with an unauthorised third party gaining access to the publisher's customer support and help desk platforms. The company swiftly put out a statement, which you can read in full below. 2K has warned users against opening emails or clicking on links sent from...
News Gearbox Says Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a 'Major Victory', Expect Future Entries in Franchise
Never question the Bunk Master
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands has proven to be a success for developer Gearbox Software, with CEO Randy Pitchford declaring the title a "major victory", noting that the studio "clearly have a new franchise on their hands", with "future experiences already under development at Gearbox". The comments were made during Embracer...
News Marvel's Midnight Suns Locks In PS5 Release Date with New Gameplay Trailer
Just about releasing in 2022
Fans feared that Marvel's Midnight Suns was looking at a 2023 release following a recent delay, but this latest trailer locks the game in for a 2022 launch — on PS5, at least. Firaxis' tactical take on the superhero genre launches 2nd December 2022, but only on current-gen hardware. If you're looking to play it on PS4,...
News Marvel's Midnight Suns Protagonist, The Hunter, Gets Gameplay Deep-Dive
We can be heroes
Earlier this week, we met The Hunter, Marvel's Midnight Suns customisable protagonist and player surrogate. Today we got an extended trailer looking at how you can make The Hunter your own in a new gameplay deep-dive. Fully customisable, both visually and in terms of in-game abilities, The Hunter can be used to fill any gaps, or...
News Hype Builds as New Tales from the Borderlands Gets Dual Character, Gameplay Trailers
Plus, the return of the Siege Moustache!
New Tales from the Borderlands is the follow-up to the excellent Tales from the Borderlands, and it's set to launch on 21st October, on PS5 and PS4. We got a couple of new trailers over the weekend, with one detailing its colourful cast of characters, and the other an extensive look at gameplay. We meet...
News Meet The Hunter, Your Customisable Player Surrogate in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Yes, you can pet the Hellhound
A new trailer for Marvel's Midnight Suns has been released, this time focusing on The Hunter, an original character created for the game but one that is justified and given grounding in the expansive Marvel Universe lore. The Hunter is the child of Lillith, the Mother of Demons, an antagonist who has intervened during...
News Chaos Reigns In Marvel's Midnight Suns Gameplay Trailer Showcasing Scarlet Witch
Marvel's Midnight Suns was recently delayed from its 7th October release date, and while we don't have a firm release window (Midnight Suns is expected to launch sometime before March 2023), what we do have is a new gameplay trailer, this time focusing on Scarlet Witch. Scarlet Witch, AKA Wanda Maximoff, is widely regarded as one...
News New Tales from the Borderlands Arrive on 21st October for PS5, PS4
Pandora's box has been opened
The sequel to Telltale Games’ excellent episodic adventure will bring New Tales from the Borderlands on 21st October. The game – discovered on Amazon by legendary tweeter Wario64 – will release on PS5 and PS4, and promises to “take a stand against ruthless corporate overlords in a narrative-driven adventure”...
News Wolverine Up Next in Marvel's Midnight Suns Character Showcase
Putting claws to use
The fan-favourite Wolverine is the latest superhero to be treated to a character deep dive for the now delayed Marvel's Midnight Suns, joining the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain Marvel. A whole six minutes of gameplay details how James Howlett will play on the tactical battlefield, utilising his...
News Spread Pestilence in Shattering Spectreglass, the Latest DLC for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
You catch more flies with poison
Shattering Spectreglass, the latest DLC for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, is available now on PS5 and PS4. It introduces the new Blightcaller class, additional character creation options, backstories and voices, in addition to new boss battles, and of course, buckets and buckets of loot. The major addition here is the...
News Captain Marvel's Playstyle Is Geared Towards Punishing Counters in Marvel's Midnight Suns
The old one-two punch
The latest character in Marvel's Midnight Suns to get the spotlight treatment is Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers, and in a new trailer, we get to see the ways in which she can dominate the battlefield. Captain Marvel uses a unique mechanic that revolves around her Binary ability. You fill the Binary meter by using action...
News Spider-Man Swings Into Action in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Spidey sense is tingling
Everyones favourite web-head is the latest hero to be highlighted in Marvel's Midnight Suns, the upcoming tactical RPG from Firaxis Studios. Previously, we've seen Iron Man and Captain America get their time in the limelight. Spider-Man comes out swinging with all his usual t
News Iron Man Is All About Buffing His Own Attacks in Marvel's Midnight Suns
Character video shows the power of redraw
A little while back, we saw a Marvel's Midnight Suns video that put the spotlight on Captain America, showcasing the hero's playstyle in the upcoming turn-based strategy game. Now, it's the turn of Iron Man, and rather fittingly, his moveset looks to prioritise himself over anything else. What we mean by...
News Captain America Is a Big Beefy Tank in Marvel's Midnight Suns Character Trailer
Shield your eyes
Marvel's Midnight Suns is shaping up nicely, bringing superheroes into the realm of turn-based strategy. It looks to be in safe hands over at Firaxis, best known for the XCOM series, and this latest video shows that off with a deep dive on just one of its characters. Captain America is put in the spotlight in this first in a series...
News Gather Your Wolf Pack in The Quarry's Newly Added Multiplayer Mode
Sounds like it'll be a scream
The one-time Stadia exclusive interactive horror title, The Quarry, has just gotten a major new patch, and it introduces the multiplayer mode Wolf Pack that was delayed prior to launch. The mode is described by 2K and Supermassive Games as follows: "Wolf Pack is an invite-only mode where a host can invite up to
News The Quarry Was Supposed to Be a Google Stadia Exclusive
Dodged a bullet
Google was allegedly the original publisher of Until Dawn spiritual successor The Quarry, where it would have released as part of the search engine giant’s cloud streaming Stadia platform. That’s according to a report by industry newsletter Axios, citing “two sources familiar” with the release’s development. It was...
News The Quarry's Missing Multiplayer Mode was Delayed as a Result of the War in Ukraine
It will be released in the coming weeks
The Quarry was released last week, and while it wasn't our favourite Supermassive game, sales for the title have been strong. It was announced on 26 May that one of The Quarry's online multiplayer modes would be delayed, as Supermassive Games wanted to "deliver the best possible
Review The Quarry (PS5) - Maybe Until Dawn Was Just a Fluke
One foot in the grave
Whether it likes it or not, Supermassive Games will always have its titles compared to Until Dawn. The British developer has been trying to top the 2015 hit for seven years now, and after a disappointing PlayStation VR project in The Inpatient and the inconsistent Dark Pictures Anthology, its next attempt is
News Here's What the Card-Based Combat of Marvel's Midnight Suns Looks Like
Gameplay footage emerges
Marvel's Midnight Suns is shaping up to be a very interesting spin on superhero games. While most major adaptations of the comic book vigilantes tend to be third-person action adventures, developer Firaxis is taking a fresh view. As you can see in the above gameplay video from Game Informer, it's closer to a turn-based RPG,...
News The Quarry's Launch Trailer Promises a Gory Good Time
Call 91 1
The Quarry, the highly anticipated successor to Until Dawn, is finally here, and by all accounts, it lives up to the hype. Check out the recently released launch trailer to get a taste of the frights to come. Developed by
News Marvel's Midnight Suns Dated for 7th October on PS5, PS4
Spider-Man and Venom join the fight
Marvel's Midnight Suns has made its return after a brief hiatus to confirm it's releasing on PS5, PS4 on 7th October 2022. Announced at Summer Game Fest Live, the latest trailer also reveals Spider-Man and Venom will be part of the cast. Pre-orders are live now on the PS Store, with the most expensive Legendary...
News XCOM Inspired Superhero Game Marvel's Midnight Suns Brightens Summer Game Fast
The sun shines when you sleep
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will step out of the shadows at Summer Game Fest this week, adding yet another game to Geoff Keighley’s sunny showcase. Other confirmed titles include One Piece Odyssey and Zenless Zone Zero – although the industry host has sought to dial down expectations, hinting
Round Up The Quarry Reviews Say It's As Good As Until Dawn
Supermassive back on form
The Quarry launches this Friday for PS5 and PS4, and reviews are starting to hit the web. This is the latest game from Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games, which has most recently been making The Dark Pictures Anthology with Bandai Namco. The Quarry is seen as a completely different project that stands by itself. Below...
News Hangar 13 Faces Layoffs as Development Shifts to More Mafia
Oh, and Top Spin, apparently
Hangar 13, the development studio famed for the Mafia series, has recently suffered yet another round of staff layoffs. As reported by Kotaku, the studio, which is spread across three locations, is set to lose another 50 members of staff. This follows the recent resignation of studio head Haden Blackman, as well as...
News The Quarry Overview Trailer Shows Off Multiple Ways to Play on PS5, PS4
Supermassive Games is all-in on its brand of branching narrative horror titles. After the success of Until Dawn, the studio went on to make the Dark Pictures Anthology, and now it's on the brink of releasing its latest — The Quarry. Published by 2K Games, this upcoming game reverts back to the formula found in the Sony-published fan...
News Narrative Horror Game The Quarry will Be Missing Its Online Multiplayer at Launch
Only for a month, though
The Quarry, the next game from developer Supermassive Games, is due out very soon indeed, releasing on 10th June 2022. While that date is still very much in place, the team has made the decision to delay the game's online functionality. When it arrives on PS5 and PS4 next month, The Quarry's online multiplayer modes will be...
News PS5 VRR Support Patched into Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
Second DLC also out now
The next PS5 title to receive official variable refresh rate support is Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, with patch 126.96.36.199a adding the feature. Gearbox's latest looter shooter already appeared to have some sort of VRR implementation, but the newest update makes it official rather than simply relying on the PS5 as an unsupported...
News Marvel's Midnight Suns Rated in South Korea, Seemingly Coming Soon
Superhero strategy game on the horizon?
We almost forgot this game exists, to be honest. Marvel's Midnight Suns, a mix of strategy and action from XCOM studio Firaxis, has been quiet for a long time now. The last we heard was about six months ago, when the game was delayed to the second half of 2022. Now, a new development seems to suggest the title...