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Is No Rest for the Wicked coming to PS5 and Xbox?
Is No Rest for the Wicked coming to PS5 and Xbox? Yesterday, Moon Studios released No Rest for the Wicked , the developer's new action RPG game, to Early Access. The team behind Ori and the Blind Forest – and its sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps – has been thanking fans for quick feedback, but many will be wondering whether it's coming to other platforms. While it's only available on Steam at the moment, there are plans to release No Rest for the Wicked on current-gen systems, including the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. There's no release date for these versions yet, but the stores for both PlayStation and Xbox do have pages for the game, with options to wishlist it. Sadly, for anyone hoping for a PS4 or Xbox One port, it doesn't appear as though the studio is looking to release the game on these platforms. What about No Rest for the Wicked on other platforms? As for other PC clients, there also doesn't seem to be a version of the game on GOG or Epic Games Store. However, if you have access to Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud service, you can play it there. No Rest for the Wicked is so far getting some mixed reviews on Steam. It's worth remembering that it's still in Early Access, so there are almost certainly going to be teething troubles. However, Moon Studio is acknowledging some of these issues, and is looking to address some of the more egregious ones. If you're not familiar with the game, here's a quick overview of the story: The year is 841 – King Harol is dead. As word of his death echoes throughout the kingdom, the crown passes to his arrogant, yet untested son Magnus. Even worse, the Pestilence, an unholy plague not seen for a thousand years, has returned. It sweeps across the land, corrupting everything and everyone it touches. Madrigal Seline, a ruthlessly ambitious figure in the church, sees the Pestilence as a chance to prove herself in the eyes of her god. At the time of writing, it's sitting at the number two spot on Steam's Top Sellers list. But then again, this isn't anything too spectacular for anticipated releases, especially from an award-winning developer, so it's almost certainly going to drop. Still, gives us something different to look at than all the Fallout games that are currently in the charts. So, just to recap: No Rest for the Wicked is currently a PC exclusive title for now (Steam and GeForce Now, specifically). PS5 and Xbox ports are being planned, but we don't know when they're likely to drop. The post Is No Rest for the Wicked coming to PS5 and Xbox? appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 19
How to get a Perfect Investigation Bonus in Phasmophobia
How to get a Perfect Investigation Bonus in Phasmophobia So you've been playing Phasmophobia for a while now. You've absolutely nailed down the unique characteristics of each ghost to such an extent that all that investigation equipment is merely an afterthought. Good for you, I say, but maybe there's more you can do. While identifying the spectral being is the key selling point of Kinetic's horror release, there are additional ways to get that sweet, sweet cheddar. In fact, you can take it one step further and follow this guide on how to get a Perfect Investigation bonus in Phasmophobia . NOTE: all the below must be fulfilled to earn the bonus, and the final amount you earn will depend on the multiplier that's added to the contract. Get the correct ghost Screenshot via Destructoid. Why am I even telling you this? If you're reading this article and you've played the game even a bit, you know the main thing you need to do is find out which apparition you're dealing with. That much is obvious. However, I think it's still worth mentioning at the start. Covering all our bases, yeah? Depending on how familiar you are with the way Phasmo works, what difficulty you have it on, and/or what map you're playing will all depend on how easy the main objective is. It goes without saying that ghost identification becomes more lucrative in tougher settings and on larger levels. Just don't forget to mark it off in your journal. Man, the times I've missed out on hard-earned cash because of that schoolboy error. Complete the additional objectives Screenshot via Destructoid. Again, this one might sound obvious. Of course, achieving a Perfect Investigation bonus will require completing all three tasks, as well as pinpointing the correct ghost. But sometimes people can neglect these extra jobs, especially if they're slightly more tricky, such as escaping during a hunt. Because the game randomizes which objectives it wants you to (optionally) complete, some contracts can be easier than others. I'm not saying this is the best way to play, but if you want to see things like "get an EMF reading" or "witness an event" on the corkboard, you may need to exit and reload the map until you get what you want. Find the bone Screenshot via Destructoid. This one is a little easier to forget about, as it's not one the game will list as part of the objectives on the board. However, veterans of Phasmophobia will probably have developed muscle memory for this one. Muscle memory for bone-finding; there's something I never thought I'd say. If you're fairly new to the game, I'll give you a quick rundown. Basically, every time you load a new map, a bone will spawn somewhere in the location. It's up to you to find where it is and retrieve it (after taking a photo - more on that below). Sometimes they are easier to spot, especially if it's something big like a rib cage or spinal column. Other times, it can require some detailed sleuthing. Also, my friend and I are convinced the bone doesn't always spawn as soon as the level loads, so maybe bear that in mind. Fill the photo book Screenshot via Destructoid. Completing this one for the bonus does require a bit more time. In a nutshell: you need to fill the journal up with a maximum of ten photographs. But they can't just be any photos; they must be worth three stars each . To achieve three stars, the subject must be within close range of the camera and nicely framed, i.e. in the center. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to achieve this objective. You can take a photo of each of the following in any investigation: The ghost itself The bone that spawns in the map The Cursed Possession item A burned Crucifix Dirty water seen in a sink A dead body (you or one of your teammates) A disturbed salt pile Handprints and/or fingerprints Writing in the ghost book Any other interaction, such as seeing a door open (but you may need to be pretty quick for this one) You can mix and match these as well; they don't have to be ten different photos. We often get away with having three-star ratings despite having taken about four or five shots of the exact same thing. I'm sure this isn't within the spirit (heh) of Phasmo , but it can speed things up. The post How to get a Perfect Investigation Bonus in Phasmophobia appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 18
Puppy Chews Up Steam Deck, Is Very Cute And Sorry
Puppy Chews Up Steam Deck, Is Very Cute And SorryPuppies are curious creatures. And sometimes that curiosity leads to them getting destructive, as one unlucky Steam Deck owner learned recently. Read more...
KotakuApr 17
There’s still time to check out the big Fallout sale on Steam
There’s still time to check out the big Fallout sale on Steam Over the years, there have been quite a few Fallout games . I'm sure you have your favorite. Also, the recent Amazon TV adaptation is quite something, huh? Anyway, to celebrate the show (seemingly), Bethesda recently put on a special Steam sale, and there's still time to grab something. You only have a couple of days left, but over on Steam , there's a franchise event going on, with most (if not all) of the games being discounted, to the tune of 75% or 80% in some cases. Yes, the sale also includes the original isometric games. Long before Bethesda got its hands on the franchise. Be quick, though. As I say, it ends April 19. There's also some DLC in there, including Fallout 3 's Broken Steel , The Pitt , and Operation: Anchorage , as well as a huge price slash on the VR version of Fallout 4 . Also, for some reason, both the standard and Game of The Year editions of F3 are in there. Go figure. There's more For those who enjoy Fallout 76 , there's something a little extra for you. As noted in a recent post on Twitter, until April 23, players can enjoy a "limited preview of Fallout 1st." If you don't know what that is, it's basically a premium membership that is said to enhance the experience of the game. A quick look on the Bethesda website shows there are numerous benefits to being a member, such as receiving a certain amount of Atoms each month or gaining access to unique cosmetics. Also, Fallout 76 recently hit its peak concurrent player count, according to the latest data from SteamDB (41,193 at the time of writing). That may pale in comparison to some of the other games in the series, but it sort of suggests things are going in the right direction. The post There’s still time to check out the big Fallout sale on Steam appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 17
Athenian Rhapsody is a goofy stew of classic RPG inspirations launching in May
Athenian Rhapsody is a goofy stew of classic RPG inspirations launching in May With games like Earthbound and Undertale inspiring so many creators over the years, there's no shortage of quirky RPGs out there. Athenian Rhapsody pulls in even more esoteric inspirations to create a stew that's veritably overflowing, and it's now set to bring its absurdity to the world on May 14, 2024. Athenian Rhapsody comes from a developer by the name of Nico Papalia. From the first frame of the release date trailer you'll pick up on the vibe it's going for, but keep watching and you'll see a sizzle reel that paints a pretty packed picture. There are WarioWare- style minigames, enemies you can fight or befriend, and 16 party members to find over the course of your ridiculous journey.  It's billed as a "true choose-your-own adventure" in which no two players will have the same experience. Building on that promise is the concept of Rhapsodies. Every time you finish the game, you get a unique Rhapsody that includes all the details of your individual story. You can show off your stats and trade playthroughs with friends, and you can apparently even choose to be a huge jerk and delete your friend's Rhapsodies. You can see a sample of that and more in the trailer from publisher Top Hat Studios below. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, Athenian Rhapsody was successfully crowdfunded back in July 2021, with 234 backers pledging a total of around $7,000 to make it happen. It was a modest win over the initial $5,000 goal, but it was enough to let Nico Papalia focus on making the game happen. As the Kickstarter page details, Papalia is a solo developer who's been getting a lot of assistance from their good friend Arp, who handles the soundtrack and also helps with "many little things that come up along the way."  Whether it's a single person or a dozen designers, It's always cool to see this type of passion project come to life. We'll get to compare playthroughs when Athenian Rhapsody hits PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Steam, GOG, iOS, and Android next month.  The post Athenian Rhapsody is a goofy stew of classic RPG inspirations launching in May appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 17
Steam Hit Ready Or Not Source Code Stolen In Massive Hack [Update]
Steam Hit Ready Or Not Source Code Stolen In Massive Hack [Update]Hackers stole millions of files from the studio behind the controversial hit Steamshooter Ready or Not , including the source code and console builds of the game, Insider Gaming reports. The development team at Void Interactive has not made the data breach public yet and it doesn’t appear to have included any employee… Read more...
KotakuApr 17
Publishers Pivoting To Live-Service Games Have Most Devs Worried
Publishers Pivoting To Live-Service Games Have Most Devs WorriedA newly published survey shows that most game developers aren’t too sure about live-service video games—like Destiny 2 and Suicide Squad —representing a sustainable future for the industry, and think the return of paid DLC might be a better option instead. Read more...
KotakuApr 16
Atlus to show off Metaphor: ReFantazio in special livestream with Katsura Hashino
Atlus to show off Metaphor: ReFantazio in special livestream with Katsura Hashino Now that we've had time to look to the past with Persona 3 Reload , it's time to see what some of the folks responsible for that series are up to next. We have a lot to learn about the first RPG from the recently formed Studio Zero, and we now have a special Metaphor: ReFantazio livestream to look forward to in less than a week.  Atlus just revealed its late-month plans, lining it up for a 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET kickoff on April 22, 2024. It's all set to go down on the official Atlus West YouTube channel and Steam with Studio Zero director Katsura Hashino. According to the announcement, Hashino will show off "never-before-seen gameplay," in a stream with English subtitles and dubbed audio. Image via Atlus Shaping your destiny in style Metaphor: ReFantazio was first announced during the Xbox Games Showcase in June 2023, with more platform confirmations following close behind. Studio Zero promises a full-scale fantasy RPG from the minds behind the Persona games. From the looks of it so far, it also boasts the stylish designs — from the world to the characters, enemies, and user interface — we've come to expect from the team. That includes staples like character designs from Shigenori Soejima and the music of Shoji Meguro.  For now, we'll have to wait and see what the stream reveals, and look ahead to Metaphor: ReFantazio dropping on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam this fall.  The post Atlus to show off Metaphor: ReFantazio in special livestream with Katsura Hashino appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 16
Palworld fixes issue where Pals were only doing half their intended damage
Palworld fixes issue where Pals were only doing half their intended damage We're not yet done with Palworld , it seems. Developer Pocketpair recently added in the game's first raid drop and continues to send out patches as the team hopes to move toward a full release. Speaking of patches, the latest one has started rolling out, which fixes a pretty glaring issue that some might not have even been aware of. For those who have the game, version should be available now. It was launched for PC earlier today, with the Xbox Series download just hot on its heels. The update is intended to fix a few bugs with the game, but what's most interesting is where it says the studio has "corrected an issue that caused all Pal attacks to deal only half the intended damage." According to some of the replies below the post, it's likely some of you who have been playing Palworld may not have even known about the issue. User Slowbro commented , saying they "thought something was up" with how their Pals attacked. Hopefully, this has been now been rectified. Teething problems in Early Access Some of the other bugs that have been fixed with v. include: Corrected the hit detection in the latter parts of the "Nightmare Ray" and "Nightmare Bloom" attacks. Reduced the jittering of sleeping Pals on Pal beds. You can now close the character editing screen of the antique dresser using the ESC key. Corrected other minor bugs. Such issues like this are typical for games that are still in Early Access. Fortunately, most developers are good enough to keep on top of things with regular patches and hotfixes. However, it often leaves fans wondering when a final build of the game will see the light of day. Sadly, we don't know when version 1.0 of Palworld will be released. However, when it does, I suspect it will boost the game's popularity. Perhaps not to the extent we saw when it first launched (it has gone down as one of the most played releases on Steam ever). That very much seemed like a "right place, right time" scenario. The Pokémon controversy may have helped as well. The post Palworld fixes issue where Pals were only doing half their intended damage appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 15
Fallout TV show sparks a surge in popularity for the games on Steam
Fallout TV show sparks a surge in popularity for the games on Steam Player counts for the Fallout games on Steam have noticeably risen over the weekend, no doubt thanks to the release of Amazon's Fallout TV show. The Fallout show premiered on Wednesday, April 10 on Amazon Prime video and, barring some initial fan concerns about it rendering Fallout: New Vegas non-canon (it doesn't), it has proven immensely popular, with some considering it one of the best video game adaptations ever made . Naturally, this has led to a sizable uptick in players for the Fallout games over on Steam. In fact, SteamDB reported on Sunday, April 14 via X (formerly Twitter) that the series had more than doubled its concurrent player count. There's obviously no way to tell how much of these players are newcomers who were introduced via the TV show and how much of them are returning fans, but either way series developer Bethesda is bound to be pleased with this reinvigorated level of interest. 2015's Fallout 4 seems to have benefited the most from this. While it was still courting upwards of 19,000 or so players in the days leading up to the show's debut, Fallout 4 's player count steadily shot up to as high as 83,491 on April 14. Console owners will soon have a reason to check out Fallout 4 too since it's getting a fancy update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S later this month. Multiplayer spin-off Fallout 76 also enjoyed some newfound popularity, with its concurrent player count reaching an all-new peak of 39,455 over the weekend. Considering it was once derided and mocked for its less than stellar launch in 2018 , Fallout 76 seems to have undergone a bit of a redemption arc over the years. As for Fallout: New Vegas , while it hasn't reached the same highs, it still had 19,505 players over the weekend after initially having between 2,000 and 6,000 concurrent players in the days leading up to the TV show. While these are the most noteworthy, they weren't the only games to see an increase in players. Fallout 3 only had a few hundred people playing it but, after the show released, that number shot up to over 6,700 . Some people even flocked to the first two Fallout games, with the first one going from only a couple of hundred players to over 2,300 in the space of a few days . All this points to Fallout 5 having a much larger audience it needs to impress when it comes out. However, that game is likely many years away from coming out. Bethesda's Todd Howard previously said Fallout 5 won't start development until The Elder Scrolls 6 is finished, and that game hasn't seen any tangible updates since its teaser reveal in 2018. At this rate, we could very well see the inevitable second season of the Fallout show come out before Fallout 5 . The post Fallout TV show sparks a surge in popularity for the games on Steam appeared first on Destructoid .
Steam Archives – DestructoidApr 15