Month: October 2020

October 31, 2020 Off

Ruined King, the first singleplayer League of Legends game, will be out in early 2021

By tracy

Ruined King was announced in December 2019 as the first-ever singleplayer League of Legends game, and also the first game to come out of the Riot Forge publishing label. Today Riot announced that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, as it’s officially named, will go into full release on Steam and the Epic Games Store in early 2021.

The League of Legends spinoff is being developed by Airship Syndicate, whose previous releases including Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Darksiders Genesis, as part of Riot’s effort to push beyond the mega-hit MOBA League of Legends. Riot Forge releases will be set in Runeterra and feature League characters, but will be “completable” games developed by external partner studios.

“Ruined King is a great way to expand the world of Runeterra for brand new players as well as our dedicated League of Legends fans,” Riot Forge head Leanne Loombe said. “Ruined King will be the first singleplayer game to bring the LoL universe to both consoles and PC. We are excited to take this plunge into exploring stories and champions that players have enjoyed over the years, and can’t wait for our players to embark on this new adventure with us.”

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October 31, 2020 Off

The Red Lantern Review – A Therapeutic And Immersive Adventure That Lets You Pet Dogs

By tracy

Picture inviting snow-packed mountains, a continuously evolving Alaskan skyline, and the best canine companions a person could ever hope for. That’s exactly what Timberline Studio’s The Red Lantern has to offer with its immersive, story-driven, roguelite survival game. Even if survival games don’t typically draw you in, The Red Lantern offers a magic that supersedes the genre. The art style and narrative flow in a way that isn’t constrained necessarily by its mechanics or the usual bindings that survival games typically come with.

In this dogsledding adventure, you play as a woman who has abandoned city life to chase her dogsledding dreams into the Alaskan mountaintops. Through the beginning parts of the story, she visits several dogs, each with different personalities and unique skills that help later on. As a dog lover, going through each area to meet the different canine companions is too pure for this world, especially when learning the personality of each pup. Whether you’re looking for a hunter to track down squirrels or just want a cuddle-bug that knows how to navigate the wilderness, each animal is created to feel real, which helps to form a bond between you and each dog for the adventure ahead. 

October 30, 2020 Off

MSI Optix MAG251RX Review – IGN

By tracy
Not everyone needs a 240Hz gaming monitor like the MSI Optix MAG251RX. Although a 240Hz refresh rate has certainly been the talk of the town for a good while now, much like when the 144Hz monitors hit the streets, it’s hardly a vital part of every gamer’s setup.That said, such a gaming monitor comes with its slew of benefits, from an incredibly fast refresh rate to even quicker response times and a crisp picture. And it’s just the ticket if you’re living the esports life.

The question is, if you’re considering diving into the world of high refresh rates: is the MSI Optix MAG251RX the monitor you should pick up? At $360 a pop, it’s certainly one of the most affordable options out there. But we found it to also be among the best performing ones out there, with a low response time and a fantastic image quality.

MSI Optix MAG251RX Gaming Monitor Review

MSI Optix MAG251RX – Design and Features

The first thing you might notice about the MSI Optix MAG251RX is its build. It has a solid base and a sturdy stand that lets you slide and swivel the monitor up or down incredibly smoothly and without too

October 30, 2020 Off

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spider-Verse Costume Revealed

By tracy

Marvel has revealed a ‘launch day bonus’ Into the Spider-Verse suit for Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which will be available to both PS4 and PS5 players.

The suit, which is identical to the one worn by Miles in the animated movie, is not just a new skin for the game character; it’s actually animated to look like it’s at a lower frame-rate to recreate the distinct look of the movie. Alongside that, comic-book sounds appear in the world, just like in the Spider-Verse movie, including a great ‘ssspak!’ and ‘thock’ when hitting a goon. If you wanted a faithful recreation of Mile’s Spider-Verse moves, it looks like Insomniac Games may well be delivering the goods.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a launch game for PlayStation 5, and will feature new famous villains as well as a new look for Peter Parker. For more, check out our round-up of all the gameplay details.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s

October 30, 2020 Off

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Review – Inconsistent Magic

By tracy

Witchcraft. Doppelgangers. Cenobite-like demons. Evil children. Inescapable fog. Supermassive Games loves to combine horror tropes and create its own spin on them for one big, spine-tingling adventure. It’s part of the studio’s identity and what made Until Dawn such a hit. I always look forward to seeing how the team is going to subvert my expectations. Little Hope is the second standalone entry in Supermassive’s Dark Pictures Anthology, and though it is a step up from Man of Medan, it still falters as much as it succeeds. Little Hope tells a fascinating tale, but lackluster gameplay, predictable scares, and performance issues hold it back from greatness.

This story is completely self-contained, so you don’t need to play Man of Medan to understand it. This fresh break allows Supermassive to explore a new setting, characters, and horror subgenres. For Little Hope, you’re introduced to a New England town of the same name. It has an eerie past connected to the 17th-century witch trials, along with a family from the 1970s that experienced tragedy. When a bus carrying a professor and his group of college students crashes in Little Hope during a detour, you realize more is going on than meets the