Blizzard finally updates World of Warcraft’s famous ‘!’ quest icon

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ closed alpha is upon us, and that means loads of new information about how the game will evolve this fall. We’ve already seen massive changes to the new-player experience, the return of old abilities, and, of course, player outrage over a new system. But one of the tiniest features of the Shadowlands alpha will likely be the most used: a new questing user interface.

Sony Invests In Chinese Streaming Giant Bilibili – PlayStation LifeStyle

Chinese streaming service and esports mainstay Bilibili received a $400 million dollar investment of equity from Sony Corporation of America on Thursday, with the PlayStation parent company now owning 4.98% of the company. Reports value Bilibili at around $8 billion dollars, with SonyCorp picking up around 17 million shares and furthering its own expansion into China. Bilibili is a name and service most likely foreign to American audiences but whose story is a mirror of its own major game streaming service, Twitch.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide: AP, SP, upgrading weapons, and leveling up

As you win battles in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Cloud and his teammates will earn experience. They’ll level up, but you won’t improve their stats directly. Instead, earning experience for your characters comes with two other kinds of experience: Ability Points (AP) and Skill Points (SP) — and your equipped weapons and Materia level up (independently) as well.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Playtime Clock Pauses While Idle in the Menu

With video games, sometimes it’s the little things. I love when games include a playtime clock in-game so you can see how much time you’ve spent playing. When I was reviewing Final Fantasy VII Remake, to ensure that my playtime was accurate, I would pause the game and then hit the PS button, which would stop the clock. I know, I tested it thoroughly because I didn’t want the clock running if I had to step away or stop playing for any reason. But I discovered that I didn’t actually need to do that. The Final Fantasy VII Remake playtime clock pauses itself when you are idle, at least in the menu

Play Arts Kai FF7 Remake Figures Preorders Are Now Live

Official photos and details about the Play Arts Kai’s Final Fantasy VII Remake figures have come out of Square Enix Japan. In addition, preorders for each of the figures are now live. The first run of collectibles includes 10-inch figurines for Cloud Strife, Aerith Gainsborough, Barrett Wallace, Tifa Lockheart, each retailing for $144. However, the preorder listings on HobbyLink Japan currently have the price sitting at $122.55 apiece.

Sony Invests In Chinese Streaming Giant Bilibili – PlayStation LifeStyle

Chinese streaming service and esports mainstay Bilibili received a $400 million dollar investment of equity from Sony Corporation of America on Thursday, with the PlayStation parent company now owning 4.98% of the company. Reports value Bilibili at around $8 billion dollars, with SonyCorp picking up around 17 million shares and furthering its own expansion into China. Bilibili is a name and service most likely foreign to American audiences but whose story is a mirror of its own major game streaming service, Twitch.

Cyberpunk 2077 Patch May Feature Some Voice Work Due to Coronavirus

While CD Projekt RED’s transition to remote work is unlikely to cause any major issues for Cyberpunk 2077‘s forthcoming release, the studio does anticipate minor troubles. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, recording studios are currently shuttered. As such, any last minute pick-up sessions cannot presently be managed. This could result in the studio’s having to add some voice work performances to the RPG via a day one patch.

Free Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 Themes Are Now Available

Square Enix previously promised that fans would receive access to free Final Fantasy VII Remake themes on PlayStation 4. It seems the publisher has held to said promise. The first of such themes is now available to anyone who downloads the remake’s free demo before May 11th. Another theme is exclusive to PS Plus members, and features Cloud looking toward the city of Midgar.

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League of Legends’ Dawnbringer Karma skin fundraiser earns $6 million for charity

Back in December, League of Legends developer Riot announced it would donate all proceeds from the MOBA game’s 1000th skin to the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, which supports “a variety of global organisations aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing issues”. Now, the studio’s unveiled the figure raised through the initiative – and it’s a staggering $6 million.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare finally lets you clear the damn green dots

April 9, 2020 You can finally clear the unlock notifications in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s most annoying problem has finally gotten fixed. Developer Infinity Ward says it hoped to add a “clear all current green dots” button all the way back in February, and now, following the launch of Season 3, we’ve finally gotten it.

Rocket League’s Heatseeker mode makes the ball home in on the goal

Rocket League is still quietly trucking along as one of the most popular multiplayer games on the market, and the updates are not going to stop any time soon. The game’s getting a brand-new limited-time mode called Heatseeker in the near future, and it looks to be a ridiculous but fun time.

Trios mode returns to Call of Duty: Warzone

Days after Call of Duty: Warzone‘s default Trios mode was swapped out for Quads, the battle royale game’s three-player option is back on the table. But, if you’ve already been enjoying heading into the fay in teams of four, fear not – Quads are still available, too.

League of Legends dev Riot “backing away from dodge penalty increases”

League of Legends developer Riot has said it’s now “backing away” from an increase in penalties for ‘dodging’ it was planning to introduce to its flagship MOBA game. While the studio recently announced it was aiming to “slowly tune up the penalties for repeated Champ select dodges”, it’s now said it will be focusing on sorting out in-game shenanigans and matchmaking first.

New Final Fantasy 7 Remake video hints at PC port possibility

It seems there’s another ‘leak’ suggesting a PC port of the imminent Final Fantasy 7 Remake could be on the table. Sort of. A new clip posted by developer Square Enix to celebrate the RPG game’s launch includes a teeny, tiny, but potentially key detail that could indicate a PC release is in the pipeline: a caption that reads, “Gameplay captured on PC”.

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Sony has taken down a Super Mario creation in Dreams due to a complaint from Nintendo

Dreams, a video game on the Playstation 4, has seen a lot of Nintendo-related creations. One of them, Super Mario, has been taken down. The model’s creator, Piece of Craft, tweeted a picture of their creation having received a “moderated” notice. The notice says that the creation was removed from Dreams due to “copyrighted material” that it contains. Piece of Craft later tweeted that they received an email from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe that said that they had gotten a complaint from Nintendo about their IPs being used in Dreams. Because of Nintendo and Sony‘s actions, Piece of Craft can no longer edited the original creation, and other Dreams users will not be able to find or use it. You can see Piece of Craft’s picture of the notice down below.

Sega of America to Continue Operating With Staff Working From Home

Another day, another coronavirus-related event in the games industry. As we get deeper into the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone needs to make changes to adjust. That includes companies, both in terms of impacted operations, but also ensuring staff safety as much as possible. Many companies that have more traditional, in-house working environments have been transitioning to work from home technology so folks can keep their jobs despite having to stay inside. To that effect, Sega of America has released a public-facing statement from CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki regarding the company’s plans during this event.

Guilty Gear -Strive- New Trailer Reveals Millia Rage and Zato-1 as Playable Characters

Arc System Works revealed two new playable characters for Guilty Gear -Strive- today with Millia Rage and Zato-1.

Resident Evil 3 has a demo, coronavirus happenings, and more of the week’s big news

This week, Resident Evil 3’s remake got a demo, the industry is still adjusting to the ongoing pandemic, and loads of good games are cheap or free to help occupy you in this difficult time. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming goings-on in our News Digest, and do also check out the Weekly Updates Update for the week’s big patches.

Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been knocked off Steam

Mortal Kombat has suffered a Fatality. At the behest of publishers Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition has been quietly removed from Steam. With no public statement to on, rumour has it that the 2011 beat ’em up’s removal might have something to do with rights regarding a certain sharp-fingered 80s dream demon.

Warzone solos, Stellaris diplomacy, and more of the week’s big patches

This week, Call Of Duty: Warzone added solos mode, Stellaris overhauled diplomacy alongside its Federations expansion, Overwatch’s next character hit the test servers, and Teamfight Tactics launched a mobile version with PC crossplay. Read on for more of the week’s PC gaming patches in The Weekly Updates Update.

Monster Hunter: World brings back cataclysmic elder dragon Alatreon this May

We’re almost at the end of the Monster Hunter: World roadmap. Oh, that doesn’t mean Capcom’s beastie-basher is coming to an end – it just means we’re completely clueless as to what happens from June onwards. There’s one last nasty to get through before we enter the unknown, though. In May, Capcom are bringing the cataclysmic elder dragon Alatreon back to Monster Hunter in a free update.

The Stanley Parable and Watch Dogs are this week’s Epic Games Store freebies

We’ve missed the Thursday mark, but there’s still time to snag some free games over on Epic’s shelves. This week, the house of Sweeney are giving away The Stanley Parable and Watch Dogs. One is a sprawling, meta-textual comedy narrative about control and the nature of stories themselves. The other has a bloke with a neat cap. You’ve got until next Thursday to grab ’em for free, at which time they’ll be replaced by Figment and Tormentor X Punisher.


Final Fantasy 7’s long-awaited return, and other highlights from this week on Speedrun

After months of planning, scripting, and shooting — and editing magic I don’t fully understand — Polygon has itself a TV show. You can watch new episodes every weekday at 12 p.m. ET, and all five episodes of our debut week, right here on Quibi.

Echo joins Overwatch on April 14

Overwatch’s newest hero, Echo, will join the game’s lineup next week on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced Thursday. “Following the flight plan,” the developer tweeted from the Overwatch account. “Echo swoops into Overwatch on April 14!”

See Fallout 76’s NPCs (and explosives) in a new Wastelanders trailer

Fallout 76’s next big expansion, Wastelanders, isn’t your typical update. The long-awaited Wastelanders add-on brings NPCs back into the game, along with traditional Fallout conversation trees, player choice, and factions. You can see it in action in the launch trailer that publisher Bethesda Softworks released Thursday.

Sea of Thieves’ next update is all about factions, fighting, and cats

Sea of Thieves currently has a handful of factions that hand out quests and cosmetics; they serve as the backbone for the game’s content delivery. The next free update to Sea of Thieves, titled Ships of Fortune, is all about reinforcing and upgrading those systems.

Call of Duty: Warzone gets quad squads in season 3

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its battle royale spinoff, Call of Duty: Warzone, officially kicks off Tuesday, April 8 on all platforms, according to a new trailer from Activision and Infinity Ward. The new season will bring quads mode — aka four-player squads — to Call of Duty: Warzone, as well as new skins and new weapons.