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Check out the new Alone in the Dark teaser, plus PC specs revealed

Derceto Manor is where we return for our scene, in the upcoming reboot (again) of Alone in the Dark. In the latest teaser shown by publisher THQ Nordic, we get some hints of plot, some talking points from Emily and Edward’s respective voice actors, and we now have the hardware specs for PC. The new trailer once again leave survival horror fanatics hungry for more, as we take a quick peek at the reimagining of this classic. Actor David Harbour – who voices Edward – talks about his love of games that let you “choose your…

Vampire Survivors announces new update with a Final Fantasy trailer

Poncle has abruptly dropped a new update for Vampire Survivors with a trailer that includes some well-timed Final Fantasy references. Just a few. The Space54 update is available today. Is the update at all related to Final Fantasy? Hmmm, no. It doesn’t look like it. However, for some reason, the team decided to release a trailer alongside it that is a shot-for-shot remake of the 1997 Final Fantasy VII trailer. Well, as shot-for-shot as they can manage with Vampire Survivors.…

Nintendo sues Switch emulator Yuzu

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against the creators of Yuzu, an open-source Switch emulator. As first reported by Game File’s Stephen Totilo, the full legal document is available online, and it features a plethora of accusations against Yuzu and its creators. As the lawsuit alleges, Yuzu allows players to play pirated games. The Switch maker has invested a lot to prevent piracy via multiple means, and at least two or three technological measures are always implemented to protect its games, including “encryption that…

Toys for Bob separating from Activision Blizzard, going independent

On the company’s website, Toys for Bob, the developer behind Skylanders and Crash Bandicoot 4, has announced that it’s diverging from Activision Blizzard to become independent. The post doesn’t really give much more in the way of details. It states that the company will return to being a “small and nimble studio.” They also state that, while they’re separating, they are looking into a “possible partnership” with Microsoft. Explaining, “Our friends at Activision and Microsoft have been extremely supportive of our new…

Gearbox is reportedly ready to part ways with Embracer – Destructoid

Gearbox Entertainment was one of the companies Embracer purchased during its massive buying spree that was followed by widespread layoffs and studio closures. As reported by Kotaku, the Borderlands maker is poised to be sold out, and more information will be shared next month. Embracer had purchased Gearbox for $1.3 billion in 2021. However, after purchasing studios from around the world, the Swedish company released an open letter explaining that it is aiming to become a “heavy-investment-mode to a highly cash-flow…

You can no longer capture Tower Boss Duos in Palworld

Every so often, a bug or glitch is accidentally included within a game that players use to their advantage. Palworld had one such exploit from day one, which allowed players to capture Tower Boss Duos and add them to their typically Pal-filled party. However, thanks to the recent implementation of patch 0.1.5.1, this ability has been removed, and players are feeling mixed emotions about it. On one hand, the community is upset that they can no longer capture Lily or Victor, but there’s widespread amusement due to…

Destiny 2 adds a hoverboard for 2024’s Guardian Games

Hot skippidy Nimbus, it’s actually happening. Destiny 2 is getting hoverboards. Announced in one of Bungie’s This Week in Destiny communications, and alongside a snazzy-looking trailer, the new vehicle type will be a part of 2024’s Guardian Games event. Players have asked for hoverboards in Destiny 2 for years, often citing desires to see changes or improvements to the long-standing Sparrows. Naturally, when Nimbus and Rohan showed up on their pseudo-hoverboards in Lightfall, players only wanted them more.  Now,…

Crash Bandicoot 4 developer Toys for Bob is going independent

Activision Blizzard Activision studio Toys for Bob — best known for its work on franchises like Crash Bandicoot, Skylanders, and Spyro — is separating from Microsoft and going independent. It isn’t completely leaving Xbox and Activision behind, though, as the studio is looking to form a partnership with those companies. The developer, which was reportedly impacted heavily by the January 2024 Xbox layoffs, announced the news in a blog post written by studio heads Paul Yan and Avery Lodato. “We believe that now is the…

Viking survival builder ASKA getting a closed beta in April – Destructoid

Developer Sand Sailor Studio and publisher Thunderful Games revealed today that the upcoming Viking sandbox survival builder ASKA will be getting a Closed Beta test in April. The Closed Beta will run from April 15 through April 21, with sign-ups open now through April 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzWcnOEUxWs Players can embark on a Viking expedition solo or with up to three friends as they work together to build a Viking empire. Collecting resources, building a thriving settlement, and summoning intelligent NPC…

Google has a surprise for anyone searching ‘Final Fantasy’ or ‘Chocobo’

Google has a long history of easter eggs, from HTML trickery to paying homage to Bletchley Park with a very apt decoding animation. I can say with certainty that I wasn’t expecting to see a stampede of Chocobos on my screen today, though. But that’s what happens if you do a search for “Chocobo” or “Final Fantasy”, in celebration of the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Along with the adorable retro Chocobos, you’ll also see a few Cloud Strifes, complete with Buster Sword aplenty and some (slightly disorienting)…