Tuesday news, part two:
Apex Legends introduces hotshot Titan pilot Valkyrie
Apex Legends' next season is calling back to Respawn's Titanfall roots, starting with the daughter of one of the second game's mercenary villains.
Today's new Stories From The Outlands trailer brings series mascot Kuben Blisk back into the spotlight, and introduces us to Kairi "Valkyrie" Imahara. Titanfall 2 players will probably recognise her old man as Viper, the boss of that game's brilliant airship level, and the short (titled "Northstar" after his Titan class) shows us 'Kyrie taking a joyride in her dad's mech.
Valheim patch overhauls terrain, buffs hoe
For all you Vikings toiling away at massive terrain modification projects in Valheim, and suffering fps woes as a result, there's a new patch that may bring relief in more ways than one. Valheim's 0.150.3 patch, released today, introduces a new terrain modification system that is intended to cut down on performance issues.
Whoops: Steam accidentally pulled Rockstar's games from sale earlier today
There was a brief burst of excitement and confusion earlier today after a large number of Rockstar games, including Grand Theft Auto 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, and Bully, were "retired" from Steam, meaning that they were no longer available for purchase on the storefront. Fortunately, it turned out to be a mistake, and everything came back—including, for a very short period of time, one game that wasn't supposed to.
Steam goof let a few lucky people buy Midnight Club 2 for the first time in 3 years
Midnight Club 2 is actually there, but searching through Steam won't bring it up—you have to Google it to find a link. (Or, for the sake of convenience, you could just click here.) That's because it was delisted in early 2018 because licenses for songs in the game were about to expire, according to the Midnight Club Wiki.
Earlier today, though, it made a surprise comeback. Somebody pushed the wrong button (metaphorically, or so I assume, anyway) and all of Rockstar's games were suddenly removed from sale on Steam. Naturally, there was a great rush to get them all back—such a rush that Midnight Club 2 ended up being restored for sale as well.
Call of Duty: Warzone's Season 3 update is a merciful 25.2GB
It's new season week in the world of Call of Duty, and that means a barrage of updates from Activision about what's next for Black Ops – Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone. We'll learn more about Warzone's changes later this week, but for now, we at least know how much disk space Season 3 will take up, as outlined in a new Cold War Season 3 blog post. Activision also confirmed that Season 3 will launch on April 22 across both games.
Call of Duty: Warzone's overpowered Sykov pistols just got nerfed into the ground
Raven Software is wasting no time reacting to Call of Duty: Warzone's overpowered new pistol, the Sykov. Just a few days after its surprise release, a new patch has gone live that nerfs the pistol's accuracy, movement speed, and damage under certain conditions.
Double Fine says Psychonauts 2 is ‘playable’ and coming this year for sure
The original Psychonauts, Double Fine's narrative platformer about a summer camp for weirdos with psychic abilities, came out in 2005, and it took a full ten years for a sequel to be announced—and then slightly longer for it to actually be confirmed. Six years after that, we still don't have our hands on the game, but Double Fine said on Twitter today that this year, beyond any doubt, is the year that Psychonauts 2 will finally arrive.
Celeste and Towerfall studio announces new action game set in ‘seamless pixel art world’
Earthblade is an exploration action game set in a ‘seamless pixel art world’, and it’s in development by Extremely OK Games, the studio responsible for Celeste and Towerfall. Based on the teaser below it seems to be set in a lush fantasy world, but that’s about all we can say at this stage, because this is a “vibe reveal,” according to the devs.
Nier livestream confirms 'extra content' for Nier Replicant and a new Yoko Taro game
(...) overnight it was confirmed that if you want to play the older and burlier Nier in the forthcoming Replicant remake, you can. The news comes via a lengthy marketing livestream conducted in Japanese, which also confirmed a host of other "extra content" coming to the game at launch.
World Of Warcraft has begun censoring slurs in-game
World Of Warcraft will now block messages containing "reserved words", arriving as part of a small moderation update discovered by Wowhead.
For years, WoW has censored certain words by obfuscation as part of a mature language filter. But now, it appears the game will block messages from being sent entirely if they contain so-called "reserved words". For now, this covers one racial slur, though I expect to see that category expanded in future.
Rockstar quietly makes all Max Payne 3 and LA Noire DLC free
All pieces of DLC for Max Payne 3 and LA Noire are now free on Steam, as part of a small update pushed by Rockstar last night.
Last night was a weird one for Rockstar. The studio's entire catalogue was briefly pulled from Steam, reappearing 30 minutes later. On their return, Midnight Club 2 (which was removed from sale in 2018) was re-listed, though Rockstar would take it back down an hour later.
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