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28. 3. 2021 – GamingHub
Capcom is marketing Resident Evil Village with this life-size Lady Dimitrescu
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Capcom is ramping up the Resident Evil Village hype train by sending out life-size standees of its chief antagonist, Lady Dimitrescu. Her 2.9 metre/9’6″ frame has been spotted in retail outlets across Hong Kong, where the intimidating figure towers over everyone and everything else in the store, as proudly shared by Capcom Asia’s Facebook account (thanks, The Gamer). Here, take a look: Read more

Capcom is using a ‘life-size’ Lady Dimitrescu to promote Resident Evil Village
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Capcom is really playing up to the massive height of Lady Dimitrescu (no pun intended) to promote Resident Evil Village in Hong Kong. The towering 9′ 6″ vampire, Lady Dimitrescu, has been making headlines for Resident Evil Village, and now Capcom is really leaning into the surprising popularity of the internet’s favorite giant woman. As per a Facebook post from Capcom Asia, the publisher is starting to publicize the game by sending out ‘life-size’, to-scale cutouts of Village’s primary antagonist (thanks, TheGamer). If you’ve ever wanted to feel just how small you’d feel beside the terrifying – yet oddly captivating – woman, you might just want to seek out one of these cutouts yourself (or waiting to see if similar cutouts come West). It’s not the first time the character’s height has been used in marketing materials, either – in a PlayStation Japan video, a super-imposed version of the villain stood tall next to hosts Hatsune Matsushima and Kayo Satoh, giving us another insight into just how imposing she is compared to more reasonably-sized humans. “I don’t think anyone [on the team] could have predicted how wonderfully fans have reacted to Lady Dimitrescu,” Tomonori Takano, Resident Evil Village’s art director, recently…

Someone has made a perfect recreation of ‘Zero to Hero’ from Disney’s Hercules in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Other / 28. 3. 2021

As the world at large celebrates the one-year anniversary of Animal Crossing: New Horizons being available on Switch, one player has taken it a step further. Redditor Melhunnibee has created a shot-for-shot recreation of the song and video of Zero to Hero from Disney’s Hercules – and it’s spectacular. The comments under the video are lovely; throngs of people thanking the creative Nintendo Switch player for posting the inventive recreation of one of the movie’s best tracks (and visual accompaniments). YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS: Disney’s Hercules – Zero to Hero – ACNH Recreation (took me 2 months to create this) from r/AnimalCrossing “For the most part, I shot a majority of the scenes with a green background at Harv’s Island,” explains the Redditor when another user asks how they managed to get the background effects into the video. “I created all of the backgrounds that were not in game, and when I edited the video, I applied them with the green screen footage. That’s why it took me so long to finish the video, had to paint all the backgrounds, then shoot the scenes and bring it all together.” The final result is certainly impressive: Julian playing Pegasus is…

New photos hint that the Wild Hunt may be coming to Netflix’s The Witcher show
Other / 28. 3. 2021

New amateur photos taken on the set of The Witcher TV show suggests season two of the highly anticipated Netflix series will feature the Wild Hunt. As reported by Redanian Intelligence, a website dedicated to all things The Witcher (thanks, Comic Book), new shots from Saunton Sands, Devon, UK, show heavily armoured warriors on horseback, fueling fan speculation that they’re the villains from The Witcher 3. After a couple of coronavirus-related wobbles last year, production on the second series of Netflix’s The Witcher adaptation is now well underway – and new casting details have confirmed some of the stars set to bring a range of familiar characters to life as the season rolls on. Read more

“There are more stories to tell with the Doom Slayer” says Doom Eternal dev
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Doom Eternal has just wrapped up the rebooted series’ story, the one that kicked off with Doom in 2016, but that doesn’t mean id Software is done with the series just yet. In an interview with Polygon, Doom Eternal game director Hugo Martin has dropped some hints that the series could go on to cover more, untold stories in the future – and that the story of rebooted Doom, really, could only just be beginning. “While this is the end of the story arc that began in Doom (2016), we planted a lot of stakes in the ground with that story,” Martin explains in the interview. “And we’ve been able to flesh out a lot of those things throughout the course of [Doom Eternal] and to do two DLCs.” “[…] But there are more stories to tell with the Doom Slayer, for sure.” Could these new stories the studio is planning even fold “a female Doom Slayer” into the series? It’s not a wholly new idea – we know the developer has tinkered with the idea before. It stands to reason that Martin and his team would want to incorporate something new in a whole new arc, after all… Martin…

Activision gives Call of Duty stat-tracking website until Monday to shut down – or else
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Activision has ordered Call of Duty stat-tracking site SBMMWarzone.com to shut the website down by Monday, or risk facing legal action from the publisher. SBMM Warzone has made headlines as an infamous tool that casual and professional players of Call of Duty Warzone alike use to track their stats and get into the most ideal lobbies. It became fairly infamous thanks to players using it to gauge the skills of other players in a given lobby, and dropping then dropping out of the game before it began if things didn’t look promising for them. Pros, including JaredFPS from esports organization XSET, said on Twitter that it “ruins the game completely.” Now, as per a letter received by Eurogamer, the Belgium-based co-creators of SBMM Warzone have outlined that Activision has sent a cease and desist demanding the website be shut down. “The lawyers claim SBMM Warzone violates Activision’s API terms of use, infringes Activision’s copyright, violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and exposes SBMM Warzone’s creators to fines under GDPR,” says Eurogamer, suggesting that the publisher is really taking this matter seriously. For a quick rundown of how SBMM Warzone works, you just need to know that the site uses the…

Sega is Metacritic’s game publisher of the year
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Sega has topped the chart of review aggregate website Metacritic’s game publisher of the year rankings. The company had 38 products scored over the year, 95 per cent of which were judged “good” – including the notable Persona 5 Royale and Yakuza 0 – and zero per cent as “bad”. This gives the publisher an average Metacritic score for its 2020 releases of 81.6 per cent. “Now in its seventh decade, the Japanese gaming company had quite a good 2020, shooting up 17 places in our annual rankings to take the crown as our number one publisher of the year,” the rankings said. Read more

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time requires an always-online connection on PC
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has launched on PC, but disappointed fans have found the Battle.net launcher requires an always-online connection. After launching on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch a couple of weeks ago, Crash Bandicoot 4 finally launched on PC this week – but there’s a catch. The PC version of the title launched exclusively on Battle.net on March 26, and players eager to try the game on the platform have learned it needs to be permanently connected to the internet (standard practice for anything that launches through Battle.net). Unlike other Battle.net games, though, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is local: you can either play in single-player or local multiplayer – there are no online play options. Frustratingly, players have been complaining that login errors are forcing the game to close, causing players to lose progress (thanks, Eurogamer). Worse yet, there’s no promise that players that purchase the game will be able to play it in perpetuity, with a statement over on the product page noting: “Activision makes no guarantee regarding the availability of online features and may modify or discontinue those at its discretion without notice.” A cursory look at gaming forums, social media, or dedicated subreddits…

NASCAR and F1 are coming to Rocket League Season 3
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Rocket League’s “high octane” Season 3 will drop, for free, on 7th April, 2021. “Players, start your engines! Rocket League Season 3 is fueled up and ready to roll on April 7!” developer Psyonix teases in the description of a new video on YouTube. “Get ready for the most high-octane season yet, featuring a new Rocket Pass, Challenges, and content from NASCAR and Formula 1 coming in May!” Though barely a minute long, the cinematic trailer gives us a peek at what’s in store. Here, take a look: Read more

Anthem director departs BioWare
Other / 28. 3. 2021

Anthem director, Jonathan Warner, is leaving BioWare and “moving on to do new things” after ten years at the studio. “So, today is my last day at BioWare, I’m moving on to do new things,” Warner tweeted on Friday. “BioWare has been home to my grateful heart for nearly ten years and I want to wish them all the best. “[Dragon Age], [Mass Effect], and [Star Wars: The Old Republic] are in good hands and I can’t wait to play from this side of the screen. Thank you, BioWare”. Read more