Soapbox: Yes, You Really Should Do All Of Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s Sidequests

Live to sidequest.

Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they’ve been chewing over. Today, Alana says you should do all of the sidequests in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 because they’re that good. Or at least most of them…

The Xenoblade series is known for many things. Incredible soundtracks, beautiful worlds, philosophical ideas and questions, and – most importantly – billions of checklist-type sidequests will have you collecting the same item or killing packs of monsters repeatedly.

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Season 6: Devil May Cry 4 | Video Gameography

Let’s rock, baby! Season 6 of Video Gameography gets stylish as we examine the Devil May Cry series! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be covering the history and lore of Capcom’s premiere action franchise, and this episode takes aim at the lauded yet somewhat polarizing Devil May Cry 4. 

Devil May Cry 4 took the series to a new generation of hardware, including Xbox for the first time. That’s only one of the many firsts for this entry. Capcom moved Dante aside to place newcomer Nero in the starring role, who brought his demon arm Devil Bringer as the new centerpiece mechanic. Dante wasn’t completely shunned, however; players control him during the adventure’s questionably designed back half. In this episode, we’ll discuss DMC 4’s bizarre 2005 reveal, Capcom’s reasoning behind Nero’s conception, the fan reaction to the Xbox launch, and what it’s really like to visit Fortuna’s inspiration, Vatican City. 

Join hosts Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7) and the returning host of The Great Game Debate podcast Wes Bates (@GreatGameDeb8), as we unpack Nero’s big debut. 

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Catch up with news from THQ Nordic’s 2022 Digital Showcase and Publisher Sale

Yes, it’s getting towards the middle of August, but that doesn’t mean the big summer of game announcements is over yet – last night (August 12) we saw THQ Nordic take to the airwaves to show off a selection of new games, including a brand new Alone in the Dark reboot.

Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is an Austrian video game publisher and developer that has been snapping up the rights to game properties and IP across the world, as well as funding its own studios to create new series. Developers like Black Forest Games, Bugbear Entertainment, Gunfire Games, HandyGames, Piranha Bytes, Purple Lamp Studios, Rainbow Studios and many more besides fit under the THQ Nordic umbrella, working on internationally renowned series like Wreckfest, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Destory All Humans!

The publisher is known for not just sticking to one style, too – whether you’re into motorsport, action-adventure, RPGs, or whatever else, there’s likely something you’ll be interested in coming from THQ Nordic. The publisher said itself that it wanted to “land a massive punch” with this showcase – and with Wreckreation and Alone in the Dark, it seems that mission was accomplished.

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ Shattering Spectreglass DLC “expands the endgame experience”

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands’ fourth DLC chapter, Shattering Spectreglass, is out now, “expanding the endgame experience” with a new class, better character creation options, a new boss, and “incredible loot”.

Available for no extra cost for those who already own the season pass – and to buy separately for those who don’t – Shattering Spectreglass ushers in the all-new Blightcaller class which “allows players to harness the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, alongside new ways to customise your Fatemaker, including an all-new voice”.

“Shattering Spectreglass begins in Dreamveil Overlook, where players will face Vesper’s most personal Mirror of Mystery yet,” 2K explains. “Shattering Spectreglass offers a window into Vesper’s memories, which are plagued by visions of Redmourne the Trivern, a mighty beast that can grow multiple heads and feeds on fear, siphoning his power from lost souls. Bringing down this winged behemoth once and for all is the only way to help Vesper escape her past.”

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Nintendo’s Multiplayer Showdown Sale Ends This Weekend (Europe)

Update: Get these deals before they’re gone!

Update: As a friendly reminder, Nintendo’s Multiplayer Showdown sale is coming to an end this weekend. Make sure to download any games that have caught your eye by Sunday 14th August, and remember to take advantage of our discounted eShop credit vouchers to save even more on the sale (details further down the page).

: Nintendo of Europe’s Multiplayer Showdown sale is now on, bringing big discounts on some of the biggest multiplayer games.

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PUBG: Battlegrounds boasts 80,000 more daily players since going free-to-play

PUBG: Battlegrounds has clocked up 80,000 new players daily since going free-to-play earlier this year.

Confirming the new figures in its latest financial report, developer/publisher Krafton confirmed that net profit for the company was up 37 per cent when compared with the same quarter last year, even though both operating profit and revenue were down by 6.9 per cent and 7.8 per cent respectively.

94 per cent of the battle royale’s revenue is generated outside of South Korea, where the game is made.

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