Gamers have unraveled the secret S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and discovered a new screenshot with a secret from the developers

Gamers have unraveled the secret S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and discovered a new screenshot with a secret from the developers

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series fans unraveled the secret cipher from the developers. They managed to collect a screenshot of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl in the ARG - an alternate reality game.

The screenshot was assembled from 12 separate parts. They were obtained by guessing riddles and listening to voice recordings. ARG started in July last year, and the last element was solved on December 24, 2021.

In the image, the players saw the character's hand with a piece of paper on which some kind of encrypted message is written. Now fans of the series will have to solve it too. Also in the screenshot you can see an old bus and mil...

Silent Hill creator talks about his new game

Silent Hill creator talks about his new game

One of the founders of the horror genre returns to the gaming industry with a debut project.

The first trailer was unveiled at The Game Awards 2021. Development of the game is led by Keiichiro Toyama, who has had a hand in the creation of such franchises as Silent Hill, Siren and Gravity Rush.

Toyama recently gave an interview to IGN reporters and shared some details about the project he is currently working on.

“Unfortunately, I cannot disclose all the details. The more attentive noticed that we were inspired by Hong Kong from the 1980s and 90s. But we came up with our own setting, with mysticism and new gameplay me...

ONEXPLAYER mini handheld game console with Intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM goes on sale - starting at $ 1,280

ONEXPLAYER mini handheld game console with Intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM goes on sale - starting at $ 1,280

The ONEXPLAYER mini portable game console is equipped with top-end filling. The hardware base of the device is a 4-core Intel Core i7-1195G7 chipset with integrated Iris Xe graphics. The amount of DDR4-4266 RAM is 16 GB. Available in 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB NVMe storage. The battery capacity reaches 10 455 mAh. Fast charging power - 100 watts.

The novelty has received a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels. The dimensions of the device are 272 x 108 x 23 mm, weight - 589 g.

The ports are two USB Type-C, one USB Type-A, and a 3.5mm wired headphone jack. Inside there are Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 modules. The n...

Analyst says GTA VI will disappoint fans with weak storyline

Analyst says GTA VI will disappoint fans with weak storyline

AccNGT analyst who specializes in games from Rockstar and Quantic Dream argues that Grand Theft Auto VI will not be what fans imagine. The game will disappoint fans of the series.

According to him, the work on the game is proceeding in a chaotic mode, it has already been redone from scratch several times. It is for this reason that the highly anticipated action adventure game will not live up to expectations.

This statement is about story and characters. Developers will not have any problems with graphics and technical components, says AccNGT.

In addition, the analyst suggested that if the announcement of the game take...

New patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will take up an impressive 77 GB of hard disk space

New patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla will take up an impressive 77 GB of hard disk space

Ubisoft is preparing the next update number 1.4.1.

As noted by the developers, the new update will restructure the data, because of which users will be forced to re-download the game. This is the reason for such a high patch size.

Ubisoft recommends everyone to install the update, as the updated version of the game will have faster downloads and a smaller client size. Other bonuses include improved streaming as well as increased performance.

The developers have worked on bugs and eliminated numerous bugs related to animation, graphic artifacts and textures. Along with this, we tweaked the lighting system, and also adde...

Quake Champions gets an update with a new mode

Quake Champions gets an update with a new mode

The update is now available and includes Horde Mode. The developers have not forgotten about technical fixes either.

Horde Mode was created through the efforts of MachineGames and is a co-op mode for up to four players. It can be played both alone with bots and with other gamers. In the new mode, players will have to confront waves of enemies, the intensity of which will increase each time.

As a reward, gamers will be able to earn Silver Keys that will unlock access to the best weapons. The most diligent will receive a golden key that will allow them to complete the level and emerge victorious from the battles.

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New update for Battlefield 2042 crashed mouse and disrupted server connections

New update for Battlefield 2042 crashed mouse and disrupted server connections

We treat one thing, cripple the other - this is the motto followed by most large corporations when releasing patches, including Rockstar Games and Activision Blizzard. Electronic Arts is no exception.

Battlefield 2042 has received a major new update, bringing hundreds of changes from the interface to the behavior of vehicles and weapons. Some of the old problems have been fixed, but new ones have appeared instead.

For example, when trying to connect to the servers, gamers encountered the "Unable to Load Persistence Data" error, after which the users are thrown out to the main menu. Some players can no longer control...

For a virtual yacht in the not yet released game Sandbox paid 650 thousand dollars

For a virtual yacht in the not yet released game Sandbox paid 650 thousand dollars

The crypto and meta madness continues. Last week, a user paid $ 2.5 million for a virtual lot in Axie Infinity. Now, someone has laid out 149 Ethereum tokens for the digital yacht The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht in the yet-to-be-released Sandbox. At the current exchange rate, this is about 650 thousand dollars.

The yacht was acquired in a future Sandbox sub-project called Fantasy Islands. It is curious that the yacht is a decoration of a virtual island with a unique villa. The villa, by the way, will also have to be purchased. And it will cost even more than a yacht.

Many items have been created for Sandbox, the cost of which...

At S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will be microtransactions

At S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will be microtransactions

A mention of "In-App Purchases" was found on the Action Movie page on the Xbox Store. It also states that "In-app purchases are available." The players concluded that the game will have its own store and microtransactions.

Also on the game page it is indicated that it is intended for people over 18 years old. Xbox Live Gold subscription required for multiplayer on Xbox consoles. The size of the console version will be 180 GB.

The long-awaited shooter is already available for pre-order. Last week it became known that the system requirements for the PC version of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 can be changed upwards.

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Microtransactions will be added to Gran Turismo 7

Microtransactions will be added to Gran Turismo 7

Polyphony Digital studio keeps up with the trends. Gran Turismo 7 was recently certified by the Australian Attestation Commission and received a G rating (for all categories of players). But whether gamers will be satisfied with the upcoming innovations is a very controversial question.

It turned out that in-game payments will be added to Gran Turismo 7. Which ones, the developers kept silent. The release of the next license plate part of the car simulator is scheduled for March 4, 2022. A month earlier, the developers presented a new trailer, you can find it here.

But developers should consider that microtransactions in a pa...

An insider says Half-Life 3 is in development but is being built by a very small team.

An insider says Half-Life 3 is in development but is being built by a very small team.

Renowned insider Tyler McVicker said the highly anticipated shooter Half-Life 3 is still in development. But a small team is working on the project. Therefore, expecting a release in the next few years is definitely not worth it.

Mr. McVeeker named the reason why Valve cannot throw all its efforts into creating Half-Life 3. Currently, most of the team is working on the handheld game console Steam Deck. It is this project that is considered a priority. It is possible that after the launch of the device, the team of developers for Half-Life 3 will be expanded.

The insider also claims that Valve is disappointed with VR. Therefor...

Diablo II: Resurrected Players Complain About Items Disappearing From Inventory

Diablo II: Resurrected Players Complain About Items Disappearing From Inventory

A Reddit user under the nickname Anomalous1436 asked the developers to draw the attention of the developers to the state of the game. According to him, the player has lost all items from the inventory. And all would be fine, but in the character's backpack there were expensive jewelry in the form of Paladin’s Hellfire Torch and Annihilus wraps.

To understand the resentment of gamers, you need to know how hard it sometimes costs to get rare items. Players can hunt for essential equipment for weeks. But in the case of Anomalous1436, all the amulets were created by him.

The user created about a hundred such amulets, they all d...

Resident Evil 4 HD will be released in February 2022

Resident Evil 4 HD will be released in February 2022

A remaster from Resident Evil 4 HD fans will be released in February 2022. The main innovations are the ability to adjust the viewing angle, improved graphics and high-resolution videos.

The authors took up the project to correct the shortcomings that were in the official reprints of the popular horror. They improved the quality of textures, changed the models of characters and objects.

Also added to the game is the blur effect, which was in the original version for the Nintendo GameCube, but disappeared when transferred to other platforms.

To install Resident Evil 4 HD Project, you will need the official version of Re...

Opera has launched a virtual cemetery for gamers - when they leave virtual life into real life

Opera has launched a virtual cemetery for gamers - when they leave virtual life into real life

Opera company has presented a unique project - a virtual cemetery Gamer Graveyard. In this cemetery, they say goodbye to gamers who have traded a keyboard and a computer mouse for real worries and troubles.

Opera GX specialists worked on the project. Gamer Graveyard is implemented in 8-bit style. The most important tool is the tombstone editor. Users can choose the appearance of the tombstone, create a farewell inscription, indicate the date when the player was last seen on the network.

According to the director of Opera GX, Maciea Kochemba, the virtual cemetery is a very delicate instrument. With it, users can tell their fri...

Hitman 3 adds ray tracing, VR mode, and tons of new content

Hitman 3 adds ray tracing, VR mode, and tons of new content

Studio IO Interactive announced the second year of support for its popular hitman simulator Hitman 3. Starting January 20, 2022, the developers will add new maps and story missions to the game.

The largest expansion for the game is scheduled for spring 2022. In addition, the PC version of the game will add support for ray tracing technology and a separate VR mode, which was previously only available to owners of the PlayStation family of consoles.

Hitman 3 was released on January 20, 2020. The game became the most successful part of the series, recouping all development costs in just a week. According to the developers, the g...

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will release an add-on with Mexican civilization

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will release an add-on with Mexican civilization

Despite the recent release of Age of Empires IV, Microsoft has no plans to drop support for other parts of the series and continues to supply them with new content. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will soon get a new addition that will add Mexican civilization and several related historical scenarios to the game.

One of the main features of the new nation was the system of revolutions that give Mexicans different bonuses in each era. Also, the nation received a number of unique units and buildings that allow Mexicans to adapt to any situations that arise in the game.

The add-on is scheduled for release on December 1, 2...

Activision will stop releasing Call of Duty every year

Activision will stop releasing Call of Duty every year

An insider claims that Activision may abandon the standard development cycle for the next Call of Duty titles.

Gamers are used to the fact that every year they get a new part of the most popular single-player shooter. It looks like the era with the release of Call of Duty in pipeline mode is coming to an end.

Activision is considering dropping the annual release schedule. Not everyone knows, but the development of games in the Call of Duty lineup is slightly different from other FPS. Each new project is developed by Treyarch Studios, Infinity Ward or Sledgehammer Games. Thus, each of the studios has three years to develop.

Kojima Productions is working on a new unannounced game

Kojima Productions is working on a new unannounced game

The studio did not disclose details about the game. Gamers assume it will be a horror movie. Over the past months, several insiders have hinted at a possible restart of the Silent Hill franchise. It is also worth remembering P.T. - a project that survived until release only in the form of a demo version (later Sony removed the demo from the digital store). Its development was directed by Hideo himself.

The last project released by Kojima Production was Death Stranding, which premiered in the fall of 2019 exclusively for the PlayStation 4 consoles. Later, Sony decided to port the game to personal computers, and in the summer of 2020,...

Over 10 Million Gamers Played Forza Horizon 5

Over 10 Million Gamers Played Forza Horizon 5

This is the most successful launch ever for Xbox and Game Pass.

The corresponding message was published on the official Twitter account. In it, the developers thanked the players for their attention to the project.

In an interview with gaming publishers, Playground Games has repeatedly mentioned that it is preparing the most ambitious game. The numbers confirm this for themselves.

Last but not least, these high rates are due to the fact that on the first day of release, the game was included in the Xbox Game Pass game subscription. Thus, active subscribers of the service did not have to pay $ 60 for the game (which, in...

PUBG New State Trampled Competitors - Over 20 Million Downloads in Five Days

PUBG New State Trampled Competitors - Over 20 Million Downloads in Five Days

The release of the game PUBG: New State took place on November 11. On the first day, it was downloaded over one million times. It has now become known that in five days of the existence of the battle royale, the number of downloads exceeded the 20 million mark.

The high popularity of the game did not leave competitors a chance. PUBG: New State deservedly took first place in the lists of the most downloaded games in the Google Play Market and App Store in 165 countries.

But, despite the high popularity, not all players were satisfied with the state of the game. Some users note the dampness of the project, while others complain...

The Elder Scrolls VI Coming To Xbox And PC

The Elder Scrolls VI Coming To Xbox And PC

After Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media, the future of Bethesda Softworks was in question. Fans feared the company would turn into a puppet.

Then Microsoft pledged that it would not interfere with Bethesda's activities and would allow the developer to create their own games. However, not all so simple. According to a statement from Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, the upcoming game The Elder Scrolls VI will be exclusive to Xbox and PC consoles. PlayStation and Nintendo Switch remain in flight.

This is exactly the kind of development that Bethesda fans feared. Soon, the new games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout may also become availa...

An insider revealed a possible release date for Beyond Good & Evil 2

An insider revealed a possible release date for Beyond Good & Evil 2

This statement contradicts the previous forecast of Tom Henderson, in which he announced the suspension of work on the project.

Despite the problems in the studio, Ubisoft intends to release Beyond Good & Evil 2, but this will not happen until 2024-2025.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 has already received long-term construction status. Developing a sequel to one of the best adventure games comes with a lot of challenges. The first official trailer was presented back in 2017 as part of E3 2017. The announcement of the project aroused admiration among gamers, but then something went wrong.

Players believe that lead develop...

Halo Infinite PC System Requirements Revealed

Halo Infinite PC System Requirements Revealed

343 Industries has released the official PC system requirements for Halo Infinite. The developers also announced that access to the beta version of the multiplayer opens three weeks ahead of schedule - you can check it out now.

To play at minimum settings, you will need:

Processor level AMD Ryzen 5 1600 or Intel i5-4440.

8 GB of RAM.

AMD RX570 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card.

For medium settings, the configuration is as follows:

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or Intel i5-9500 processor.

8 GB of RAM.

AMD RX 5500 XT or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card.

Recommended system requir...

GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Works Much Better With DirectX 12 Than DirectX 11

GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Works Much Better With DirectX 12 Than DirectX 11

It is reported that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition works much better on a PC with NVIDIA graphics cards in DirectX 12 compatibility mode. In this case, the collection gives out a stable 60 FPS in all three games: GTA III, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas. The only drawback is that the refresh rate of the screen in this mode should be limited to 60 Hz.

To run Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition in DirectX 12 compatibility mode, do the following:

Launch NVIDIA Settings Panel.

Then, in the resolution change mode, select a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

Then enable vertical sync...

An Enthusiast Finds An Easy Way To Improve The Performance Of The PC Version Of Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy

An Enthusiast Finds An Easy Way To Improve The Performance Of The PC Version Of Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy

The release of the trilogy of remasters of the classic parts of Grand Theft Auto was overshadowed by a whole series of problems of a different nature. The games have been censored, have lost some cheats and a number of famous musical compositions.

Updated versions of games experienced performance issues and PC users were unable to access the game for a while due to a crash in the Rockstar Games Launcher. All this led to fair anger from the audience and review-bombing of projects on Metacritic and in the Microsoft Store.

And if the owners of consoles have to wait for official patches to fix problems with the frame rate, then P...

EA Updated System Requirements for Battlefield 2042 - Requires GeForce RTX 3060 or Radeon RX 6600 XT to Play

EA Updated System Requirements for Battlefield 2042 - Requires GeForce RTX 3060 or Radeon RX 6600 XT to Play

Electronic Arts has updated the system requirements for the shooter Battlefield 2042. Unfortunately, they are higher than before.

The minimum PC configuration to run the game looks like this:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit.

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 from AMD or Core i5-6600K from Intel.

RAM: 8 GB.

Graphics adapter: GeForce RTX 1050 Ti from NVIDIA or Radeon RX 560 from AMD.

DirectX version 12.

Free space on HDD or SSD: 100 GB.

Connection to a network with a speed of at least 512 Kbps.

Recommended system:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit.

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X from AMD or Core i7-4790K from Intel...

The first DLC for Far Cry 6 will be released on November 16

The first DLC for Far Cry 6 will be released on November 16

The add-on is called Vaas: Insanity and will be available next week. The new content will appear on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, PS4, PS5 and PC platforms. Owners of Ubisoft, Amazon Luna and Stadia will be able to try the DLC for free.

In Vaas: Insanity, players will be introduced to one of the most famous antagonists of the Far Cry franchise.

At first, there will be no freedom in the choice of weapons. At the start, Vaasa will only be provided with a pistol. As the storyline progresses, players will unlock more and more equipment.

According to the developers, the DLC will give gamers the opportunity to better unde...

Forza Horizon 5 scolded for poor technical condition and similarity with the previous part

Forza Horizon 5 scolded for poor technical condition and similarity with the previous part

The racing simulator Forza Horizon 5 was one of the most anticipated games of the fall. But, as is often the case, reality does not match expectations. The game received mixed reviews on the Steam platform. Many players scold the brainchild of Playground Games for its poor technical condition and similarity to the previous part.

Dissatisfied gamers report frequent crashes of Forza Horizon 5. Some can't even get to the main menu. Rebooting and reinstalling the simulator does not save the day. There are reports of the inability to connect the game wheel and the regular disconnection from the network.

Some users complained about...

Todd Howard talks about Fallout 5 development

Todd Howard talks about Fallout 5 development

In an interview with IGN, the head of Bethesda Game Studios spoke about the next part of Fallout. Todd Howard was asked if there was a possibility that a future game in the series could be transferred to another studio for development.

The head of Bethesda Game Studios responded that this is unlikely.

“Fallout is a really important series of games for us. Yes, sometimes we worked with other people and I can't say exactly how it will turn out. You know, we already have a one-page document on Fallout 5 that says what we want to do. "

In the gaming industry, such a one-page document usually contains a product conce...

Intel recommends disabling the energy efficient cores of Alder Lake processors to run games with Denuvo

Intel recommends disabling the energy efficient cores of Alder Lake processors to run games with Denuvo

Yesterday, news appeared on the network about the impossibility of running some games with integrated DRM Denuvo on new Intel Alder Lake processors. Intel today released a complete list of the games affected by the issue, as well as the likely cause of the crash.

The fact is that the copyright protection system recognizes the energy-efficient Gracemont kernels as a third-party system with which an attempt is made to crack DRM. As a result, Denuvo simply blocks the launch of the game. Intel reports that it is already working with Denuvo representatives to solve the problem, but for now offers gamers to use a temporary solution to the...