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  • Halo Infinite: How to change campaign difficulty

    09/12/2021 - 07:57

    Easy too easy? Heroic not enough of a challenge? Switch things up. The Halo Infinite campaign is fantastic, but picking the right difficulty for your skill level can be tough, especially if you've never played a Halo campaign before. Thankfully, Halo Infinite allows you to change your difficulty mid-playthrough if you feel that the one you've selected is too easy or too difficult. Unfortunately, it's not very clear how to change your playthrough's difficulty settings, resulting in many players not even being aware that the option exists. Don't worry, though, because this quick guide will show how to change your difficulty with just a few menu selections. How to change Halo Infinite campaign difficulty To change your campaign difficulty for existing playthroughs in Halo Infinite, you need to use the "Load Game" option instead of "Continue" to load your save. Then, you need to select a few menu options. Here's how to do the full process: On Halo Infinite's main menu, select Campa...

  • Final Fantasy 14 (FFXIV): Endwalker is having server problems

    09/12/2021 - 02:17

    It's not just you, as many players are reporting being kicked from dungeons and other errors. What you need to know Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker recently launched worldwide on PC and PlayStation. As of Wednesday, players are having problems, reporting server errors and being disconnected. Square Enix is aware of the problem and is currently investigating to find a solution. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker is here, helping one of the best multiplayer games available continue to grow and bringing with it the exciting conclusion to the story that first began years back with A Realm Reborn. Unfortunately, if you're having issues playing right now, you're not alone. Many players right now are reporting extreme server issues, including being completely disconnected or kicked out of dungeons. Square Enix is aware of the problem, which seems primarily focused on the Ultros World server. Square Enix is currently investigating and working on a solution, but for now, any players on the serve...

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 battle pass brings big changes

    09/12/2021 - 01:00

    New maps, modes, anti-cheat, and more drop into Vanguard and Warzone as part of the new season. Much like seasonal content released in 2019's Modern Warfare and 2020's Cold War, Vanguard's Season One will launch with a battle pass full of cosmetics alongside new maps and weapons. Call of Duty: Warzone, too, will benefit from the new season as players finally get to put boots on the ground in the new Caldera map for the free-to-play battle royale. The release of the new battle pass and additional content comes as the game's publisher, Activision, continues to struggle with lawsuits alleging labor violations and calls for the CEO to resign amid claims that sexual assault allegations were mishandled. Employees staged walkouts in response to those allegations in the weeks leading up to the release of Season 1 that coincided with an unusual delay of the new content's release. Jump to: Season 1 release date Vanguard multiplayer New weapons and operators Vanguard zombies Call of Duty...

  • Here's every enemy we know of in Halo Infinite (so far)

    08/12/2021 - 23:00

    The classics return alongside some mysterious newcomers. The Halo Infinite campaign is the most open Halo setting yet, seeing Master Chief fighting his way across Zeta Halo. Along the way, there's going to be quite a few foes trying to stop him. If you want to familiarize yourself with the growing database of threats, we've got you covered, with a full list of enemies in the Halo Infinite campaign. Warning: Minor spoilers for Halo Infinite's campaign follow, so proceed with caution! Right now, this list is mainly composed of the various generic forces that make up the Banished, as well as the named characters we know will be opposing Master Chief. As time goes on, this list will grow from post-launch content, as Halo Infinite is meant to be the start of a Great Journey that could see new campaigns added over time. Depending on how things play out, it could even grow into one of the best Xbox games of all time. Grunts Species name: Unggoy Grunts are the iconic, often-hilarious...

  • A new Fallout 76 update is releasing with new content, rewards, and more

    08/12/2021 - 22:31

    Fallout 76 players have the opportunity to help summon the all-known Wise Mothman. What you need to know Fallout 76 is an online post-apocalyptic RPG from Bethesda Softworks that lets players survive the nuclear wasteland together. On Wednesday, Fallout 76 players got treated with the 'Night of the Moth' update, which is rolling out now on all platforms. The update includes the Mothman Equinox with themed rewards, Season 7, various quality-of-life improvements, and more. Fallout 76 wasn't always a great game, but it has slowly evolved into one of the best Xbox games for fans of the genre after years of constant updates and support from Bethesda Softworks. On Wednesday, the studio announced and released the latest update for Fallout 76 with Night of the Moth. This sizeable release is now available on all Fallout 76 platforms with plenty of new content and improvements. The headlining feature of the Night of the Moth update is undoubtedly the Mothman Equinox, a timed event th...

  • How to watch The Game Awards 2021

    08/12/2021 - 22:00

    Tune in to the last big gaming event of 2021. The Game Awards 2021, hosted by Geoff Keighley, are the latest installment in the annual awards show. In addition to numerous awards for games, studios and publishers across the gaming industry, there's also plenty of big reveals. We're tracking everything confirmed or rumored to be at The Game Awards 2021, but if you want to make sure you catch the show live, you'll need to be ready. Over the past several years, there have been many huge announcements at The Game Awards, such as The Initiative's Perfect Dark in 2020. Many of these announcements could be for some of the best Xbox games available, so you won't want to miss out. How to watch The Game Awards 2021 The Game Awards 2021 are scheduled to begin on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. Fortunately, you've got a few different options for streaming them live. We've laid out all the different options below: You can tune into the official Game Awards YouTube channel. ...

  • Microsoft and Samsung may be teaming up for a new AR project

    08/12/2021 - 21:04

    Another day, another instance of corporate synergy. What you need to know A new report reveals that Microsoft and Samsung are working together on an AR project. Should the details of the report be accurate, we'll see the mystery project go public in 2024. Based on the information, the collaboration should result in some form of commercial hardware. Microsoft is no stranger to the augmented reality (AR) game. Not only does it continue to support its HoloLens 2 headset for everyday AR users, but it's also deep into a project with the U.S. Army to produce soldier-attuned HoloLens variants (referred to as IVAS) for use in combat scenarios and other dangerous situations. Now, it's reportedly working with Samsung on an all-new AR project, though we're a long way from finding out what exactly it is. According to The Elec, Microsoft and Samsung have been hard at work on something secret since the summer of 2021. The project is said to take the companies through 2023, at which point it ...

  • FFXIV Endwalker review-in-progress: Solidifying an industry leader

    08/12/2021 - 21:00

    The Final Days are nigh, and it is up to the Warrior of Light to stop it. When Final Fantasy XIV started surging in popularity last summer, I decided to check it out to see what all the hype was about. I was immediately hooked on the intriguing stories, memorable characters, engaging combat system, and the plethora of homages to the franchise's legacy. As a long-time Final Fantasy fan since Final Fantasy IX on the PlayStation 1, these last few months were an incredible journey. Now that journey will reach a new chapter in Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. This expansion promises to conclude the saga between the forces of Hydaelyn and Zodiark that has been ongoing since Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. It also features new areas to explore, new mounts to collect, two new Jobs and a new race to play as, major changes to existing Jobs, and much more. How does it fare? Well, as with most MMORPG expansions, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of hours' worth of content to cover, with more...

  • Grab the SteelSeries Rival 3 wireless mouse down to its lowest price at $25

    08/12/2021 - 21:00

    The SteelSeries Rival 3 wireless gaming mouse has dropped to $24.88 through Amazon in a very unique price drop. This mouse normally sells for around $43 with jumps as high as $50. It has never gone lower than $35 before, even during the shopping holiday. At this price the wireless version, which is normally a lot more expensive because of the tech inside of it, is actually cheaper than the wired Rival 3 mouse. You can still find the Rival 3 going for $50 at other retailers like Best Buy. SteelSeries Rival 3 wireless mouse | $18 off This is a fantastic wireless mouse that can work with just about any platform, including the Xbox Series S or X, Windows, Mac, iOS, Chrome OS, and more. It is very portable and has a long-lasting battery as well. $24.88 at Amazon We reviewed the Rival 3 wired mouse when it first released and gave it 4 out of 5 stars. A few months later, SteelSeries released a wireless version that was just as good. We described both as "budget friendly," which ...

  • What should you expect at The Game Awards? Here's what we know.

    08/12/2021 - 20:34

    Dive in and take a look at what should be at the show. The Game Awards 2021 is the latest installment of the annual awards show hosted by Geoff Keighley. Every year, the show gives awards that have been voted on to a variety of games, with Xbox and Bethesda leading the 2021 nominations. In addition to all the awards, this show is also known for big gaming industry reveals, with updates, teasers and surprises from across numerous publishers and indie developers alike. If you'd like to get up to speed ahead of the show, we've got you covered. We're tracking everything that's confirmed (or being teased) for the Game Awards 2021, at least so far. Some of these announcements could end up being some of the best Xbox games available. Everything teased for The Game Awards 2021 ARC Raiders Embark Studios, a team in Stockholm led by former EA executives, has teased that its first game, ARC Raiders, will be shown off during The Game Awards 2021. pic.twitter.com/JPsq7mL4hP— ARC Raiders (...