Author: Mia Jones

Mia Jones has worked as a reporter for NewsSage since August 2020. She joined the company after having previously spent over three years at ReadWriteWeb. Prior to her work as a reporter, Sarah worked in I.T. across a number of industries, including banking, retail and software.

In honor of Doom’s 30th birthday, a team of Doom modders led by Joshua “Dragonfly” O’Sullivan just released a sequel to six-episode Doom megawad Eviternity. Eviternity two likewise has six chapters, each made up of five maps with one secret map per chapter. That’s a grand total of 36 maps you can download right now.Eviternity 2 uses a newly updated version of the OTEX texture pack, which means it’ll look sweet whether you play it in DSDA Doom or GZDoom. I’ve had a look at the first couple of maps, and there’s some nice use of colored lights and rain…

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At this year’s PAX Unplugged—a special edition of PAX dedicated to tabletop games—Wizards of the Coast’s designers presented a panel celebrating the upcoming 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. At the end of that panel they looked ahead to 2024 and the upcoming Revised editions of the core rulebooks, previously codenamed OneD&D.The focus was on the first of the three, the Player’s Handbook. “This Player’s Handbook will be the biggest Player’s Handbook that D&D has ever had,” said game design architect Jeremy Crawford. “Not only is it the biggest in terms of number of pages, it will have more subclasses…

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Back in May, Behaviour Interactive teased a new singleplayer horror game set in the Dead by Daylight universe being developed by Supermassive Games, the studio behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and The Quarry. Tonight at The Game Awards, that game was formally unveiled as The Casting of Frank Stone, a narrative-focused game that promises “an unprecedented look at the wider world of Dead by Daylight.”Frank Stone does not sound like he was a good dude. Details are light but the Behaviour Interactive announcement references such thing as “his violent past,” his “blood-soaked legacy,” and of course, “the gruesome…

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Last week Sega teased that an announcement was coming up at The Game Awards, sending out letters to influencers that simply said “New Era New Energy” and “make sure to tune in to The Game Awards December 7th”. Some of us had our fingers crossed for the announcement of a new Jet Set Radio, and we got our wish. But we also got way more.With just one trailer, Sega announced that new Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi games are currently in development, “and more”. That’s a heck of a lineup of classic arcade…

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Hideo Kojima took the stage at The Game Awards tonight—no surprise there—but didn’t show up with a Death Stranding 2 trailer like we might’ve expected. Instead, Kojima was joined by actor and director Jordan Peele to announce horror game OD.We knew Kojima was working on a game other than Death Stranding 2 with support from Xbox Studios, but this is the first we’re seeing of it.”[OD] is a game, don’t get me wrong, but it’s at the same time a movie, but at the same time a new form of media,” Kojima said through a translator.The OD trailer embedded above…

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As the Greater Chicagoland Area’s number one Matthew McConaughey fan and one of its notable BioWare-likers, having him pop up at The Game Awards to announce he’d appear in a new RPG from some BioWare old hands feels tailor-made to make me freak out. The True Detective actor will have an unspecified role in Exodus, the debut game from Archetype Entertainment.Archetype was founded by James Ohlen, whose BioWare bona fides date back to the Baldur’s Gate days, and Exodus will also likely feature the work of Drew Karpyshyn, a former BioWare scribe with an outsize influence on both Knights of…

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After almost two years in early access, Void Interactive’s tactical FPS Ready or Not will be hitting 1.0 in an update scheduled for December 13, as the studio revealed with a trailer at The Game Awards. The full version promises to have the complete “Commander Mode” singleplayer campaign, with new missions and overhauled versions of the currently available ones—18 in total, which can be played alone or in co-op with up to five players—as well as a suite of extra customizations and quality-of-life improvements.You may remember Ready or Not as the game originally planned for a late 2020 release until…

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Hey, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter that recaps the past few days in tech. AI stole the headlines once again, with tech giants from Google to X (formerly Twitter) heading off against OpenAI for chatbot supremacy. But plenty happened besides. In this edition of WiR, we cover Google faking a demo of its new AI model (and giving out offensive notebooks to Black summit attendees), defense startup Anduril unveiling a fighter jet weapon, the continued fallout from the 23andMe hack, and the release of the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer. Also on the roster are…

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Deep in Baldur’s Gate 3’s mammoth patch notes for its fifth main update is a whammy of a line: “Minthara will still appear in Moonrise Towers if she was knocked out in Act 1.” That’s right⁠, it’s now easier than ever to recruit Baldur’s Gate 3’s “evil” companion without committing to an evil playthrough. Spoilers for Act 1 below.About halfway through BG3’s first act, you can side with either Silvanus’ Grove or a marauding goblin tribe, with the former eventually netting you hunky druid Halsin as a companion, and the latter resulting in the friendship of Drow hardass Minthara. The…

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Don’t Nod announced its next adventure game at The Game Awards tonight, which is called Lost Records: Bloom & Rage. The debut trailer teased a story of four ’90s teens who discover some weird alien (magical?) stuff in the woods, and a meeting they have 27 years in the future.Lost Record is in fact a “story-driven journey through time,” according to Don’t Nod’s trailer description, so it sounds like it’ll be loosely in the vein of the Life is Strange series. Here’s a bit more about the game’s premise:”The magical summer of 1995 is one of self-discovery and forging unbreakable…

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