Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Taipei Game Show Delay
Other / 31. 1. 2020

The Taipei Game Show in Taiwan has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. The event organizers have not announced when the replacement dates for the event. According to a report by VG247, the organizers for the Taipei Game Show sent over a list of precautions to attendees for the show including temperature checks and mandatory mask requirements. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/11/27/the-first-16-minutes-of-persona-3-dancing-in-moonlight”] Following the warnings, the organizers decided to cancel the event altogether. The show was originally scheduled to run from February 6 to February 9 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. “We are deeply sorry to announce the difference decision from our committee,” said the organizers in a statement. “However, due to the serious outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the event to this summer.” The coronavirus has infected over 9,000 people and killed 213. The World Health Organization has declared the virus a global health emergency. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/06/09/elden-ring-official-reveal-trailer-e3-2019″] The Taipei Game Show has been held since 2003, and there were some exciting developments including how Sony would host a PlayStation booth at the event and how Bandai Namco was set to drop some potential Elden Ring information. There’s no word yet on…

DOOM Eternal Doesn’t Waste Your Time
Other / 31. 1. 2020

Is there still a place in gaming for big dumb awesome adrenaline-fueled blood-frenzied action in a world full of open world games with thousands of activities peppered all over the map? The developers of DOOM Eternal seem to think so, and from what we’ve seen, we tend to agree. DOOM Eternal is a game that knows what it is and doesn’t waste your time. Is that something we’ve been missing in recent years? Why is that? Your pals Ryan and Jeremy are here to talk about exactly that, about the ever-evolving relationship between action games and RPGs, about tonal consistency in media and about the cathartic joy of masterful execution of first-person action. Meanwhile, our month of exclusive DOOM Eternal IGN First coverage kicks off on Monday at 9am PT/12pm ET, where we’ll show you the first 10 minutes of the game. Stay tuned! [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=doom-eternal-january-2019-screenshots&captions=true”] DOOM Eternal will be released on March 20 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. A Nintendo Switch version will be released later in 2020. Learn more about the various editions available for pre-order. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and has read all four DOOM novels, which are…

Heaven’s Vault developer Inkle teases a journey into Arthurian legend for its next game
Other / 31. 1. 2020

It’s been less than a year since 80 Days developer Inkle released its wonderful archaeological adventure Heaven’s Vault to widespread acclaim, but already – following a few teases earlier this month – it’s setting things in motion for the proper reavel of its next project, which it’s now confirmed will be taking on Arthurian legend in some form. At the start of January, Inkle tweeted seven words – swords, anguish, Britain, unrequited, forest, hope, and revenge – confirming these were a tease for the announcement of its new game. Skip to the present, and we now have something more substantial to go on. “Britain, AD 673. Camelot has fallen”, the developer proclaimed in tweet posted earlier today, “The jealous Sir Mordred, with lies and hatred, has broken the fellowship of the Round Table. The knights of Arthur have scattered and all hope seems lost…” Read more

TERA: Justice, Injustice, and Tiny Tales of Woe
Other / 31. 1. 2020

It’s no secret that I love playing brawlers in TERA. And with the release of the Fists of Justice content update, I get to add another race/class combo to my stable of fighters—the popori brawler—and I’ll be punching like mad to get him up to max level to take on one of my favorite dungeons: Antaroth’s Abyss. Spoiler Alert: In my previous Xbox Wire article, I talked about the Red Refuge and its complicated web of relationships and TERA lore. Antaroth’s Abyss picks up minutes after you report to your superiors about what you saw while cleaning out the refuge, and in a completely unexpected turn, you find yourself accused of the very wrong you just righted! You’re ordered to report to Antaroth’s Abyss to be judged for your “crime.” And while this is a completely optional assignment, the opportunity to punch some big bosses and clear your name (including a final encounter with some particularly brutal tactics) isn’t one you’ll want to miss. It’s actually the dungeon’s second boss, Kalioth the Executioner, that really sells Antaroth’s Abyss for me. As a brawler, you’re always in the thick of things, and can take hits no other class can. My popori…

Wasteland Remastered Coming to Xbox and PC
Other / 31. 1. 2020

A remastered version of 1988’s Wasteland is coming to Xbox One and PC later this month, publisher inXile Entertainment confirmed via a YouTube launch trailer on Thursday. According to developers inXile Entertainment and Krome Studios, the remastered version retains the heart of the original 1988 Wasteland while bringing overhauled graphics, bug fixes, updated sound, and an expanded score to the game. The original Wasteland is commonly considered to be an influential RPG, with some even calling it a spiritual predecessor to the Fallout series. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=screens-wasteland-remastered&captions=true”] Wasteland Remastered will put the player in the capable shoes of a Desert Ranger: The lawmen tasked with protecting humanity after a nuclear war has devastated the world in the year 2087. Wasteland Remastered is coming February 25 and is available now for pre-order. It will be available via Xbox Game Pass. Developer inXile Entertainment is currently working on Wasteland 3, anticipated for release in the spring of this year. [poilib element=”accentDivider”]