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December 2021

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31 December 2021
Tomb Raider Trilogy Free On Epic Games Store

Tomb Raider Trilogy Free: Epic Games Store Treat

You can redeem Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider for free on the Epic Games Store until 06 Jan 2022. If you buy anything from the store you can use Support A Creator Code "Mithrie" to support what I do.
30 December 2021
Genshin Impact Subreddit Most Viewed

Genshin Impact Subreddit Buzz: Community Engagement

Genshin Impact's subreddit is the most-viewed on Reddit, Salt and Sanctuary is free on the Epic Games Store for a couple more hours, and South Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) is blocking all games that feature NFTs from Google Play and the Apple App Store in South Korea.
29 December 2021
God of War Ragnarok Release Date

God of War Ragnarok Arrival Date: Kratos Returns

God of War Ragnarok has been added to the PlayStation Database with a release date of 30 Sep 2022, Nintendo is dominating Amazon.com best selling list under the Video Games category, and Hajime Tabata, Director of Final Fantasy 15, has been talking about his RPG game under development.
28 December 2021
Riot Games $100 million Gender Discrimination Settlement

Riot Games $100 million Gender Discrimination Settlement

Riot Games have reached a $100 million settlement over a Gender Discrimination case brought by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and several private Plaintiffs.
27 December 2021
Final Fantasy 16 Delayed

FF16 Delayed: Awaiting New Release Date Update Details

Final Fantasy 16 has been delayed 6 months with an update from Naoki Yoshida the producer of the game explaining why, Genshin Impact 2.4 will be released on 05 Jan 2022, and Control is available for free on Epic Games Store for a few more hours.
26 December 2021
Huge Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 Discount

Huge FF7 Remake PS5 Discount: Epic Sale Happening

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade on PS5 is up to 44% off until 07 Jan 2022, Prey is available for free on the Epic Games Store, and MiltonTPike1 is a content creator you should check out!
25 December 2021
OBS and Streamlabs Talk

OBS and Streamlabs Talk: Streaming Insights Shared

Pathfinder Kingmaker is available for free on the Epic Games Store for the next couple of hours, Steamlabs and OBS have been communicating the last few weeks to iron out their issues, and the Steam Winter Sale is on until 05 Jan 2022.
24 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 Seraphic Earring

FF7 Remake PS5 Seraphic Earring: Powerful Accessory

You can redeem the Seraphic Earring for Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS5 for free, Vampyr is available for free on the Epic Game Store for a couple more hours, and Hideo Kojima has sent out a holiday post card which is leading to speculation.
23 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Requires Online

FF7 Remake PC Requires Online: Internet Dependence

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC requires you to be online and login via the Epic Game Store to play, PlayStation Holiday Sale is on between now and 19 Jan 2022, and the PS Plus free games for Jan 2022 have apparently been leaked.
22 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS Plus PS5 Upgrade

FF7 Remake PS Plus Upgrade: Enhanced Experience

Gamers who redeemed Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PlayStation Plus for PS4 will be able to upgrade it to PS5 for free starting from today, GTA Trilogy has a discount and free game offer, and in the latest Dying 2 Know episode Techland discussed UI and Accessibiliity options coming to Dying Light 2.
21 December 2021
FFXIV Launches Patch 6.01

FFXIV Launches Patch 6.01: Updates Debut for Players

FFXIV Patch 6.01 has launched which includes the new Pandemonium raid for the expansion Endwalker, Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster has been delayed until Feb 2022 to allow time for more polish, and Loop Hero is available free on the Epic Game Store for a couple more hours after release of this video.
20 December 2021
Gran Turismo 7 Details

Gran Turismo 7: Racing Details Revealed for Fans

Gran Turismo 7 details have emerged via a pamphlet of the game given out in Japanese retail stores, Hades is the first video game to win a Hugo Award, and Mass Effect 4 will use Unreal Engine 5.
19 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Gets Slammed

FF7 Remake PC Critique: Player Feedback Surfaces

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC has been slammed by Digital Foundry for its poor performance, Remnant from the Ashes is free on Epic Games Store, and Jack Sather is a content creator you should check out.
18 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Lacks Options

FF7 Remake PC Lacks Options: Players Disappointed

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC has launched with complaints of it being overpriced, a lack of customisation options and a few performance issues, Hogwarts Legacy will be getting more details next year, and Sony have renewed the trademark for The Order 1886 leading to speculation of a sequel.
17 December 2021
Cyberpunk 2077 Settlement

Cyberpunk 2077 Settlement: Issue Resolution Process Underway

CDPR have settled the class action lawsuit from shareholders regarding the launch of Cyberpunk 2077, the developers behind STALKER 2 have cancelled all plans for NFT promotion, and the system requirements for Dying Light 2 have been released.
16 December 2021
FFXIV Suspends Sales Again

FFXIV Sales Suspended Again: High Demand Strains

Square Enix has suspended sales of the FFXIV Starter and Complete Editions again because of ongoing player congestion, the original Splinter Cell is getting a Remake, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be free to play this weekend.
15 December 2021
The Witcher Season 2 Release Date

Witcher Season 2 Release: Geralt's Return Awaited

Dr Disrespect has started his own AAA Game Studio called Midnight Society, Minecraft has hit a cumulative one trillion views on YouTube, and The Witcher Season 2 is releasing 17 Dec 2021 on Netflix.
14 December 2021
Prime Gaming FIFA 22

Prime Gaming FIFA 22: Subscribers' In-Game Benefits

Prime Gaming will have the option to redeem packs for FIFA 22 each month for the next serveral months, PlayStation will be selling different covers and controllers for the PlayStation 5, Xbox are selling Red Ring of Death posters.
13 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Backlash

FF7 Remake PC Backlash: Criticisms Emerge from Fans

There was player backlash over the $70 price point for Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC, a Halo TV series has been announced and will be streaming on Paramount+ in 2022, Ubisoft have updated the Splinter Cell trademark to imply online gameplay.
12 December 2021
Assassin's Creed Valhalla DLC Announcement

AC Valhalla DLC Reveal: Viking Expansion Incoming

Ubisoft will be announcing a new major DLC tomorrow for Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Techland is hold a 30th Anniversary sale on Steam, and GradeAUnderA is a content creator you should check out.
11 December 2021
SNES Creator Dies

SNES Creator Passes Away: Gaming Pioneer Mourned

Masayuki Uemura who was credited as creating both the NES and the SNES has died aged 78, PlayStation Acquires Valkyrie Entertainment, and Google are bring mobile games to Windows during 2022.
10 December 2021
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC Release Date

FF7 Remake PC Release: Return to Midgar on PC Platform

Final Fantasy 7 Remake PC will be released on 16 Dec 2021 via The Epic Games Store, be sure to use support a content creator code Mithrie if you want to support the Gaming News, Alan Wake 2 has been announced, and the developers behind Telltale Games return with a new studio called Dramatic Labs.
9 December 2021
God of War PC Requirements

God of War PC Requirements: Prepare Your Rig for Game

PlayStation Studios and Santa Monica Studios have released a PC features trailer and the system requirements for God of War PC, the Epic Games Store will be giving out 14 free games from 16 Dec 2021, and The Game Awards 2021 is tonight!
8 December 2021
Legacy of the Sith Delayed

Legacy of the Sith Delayed: Star Wars Expansion

The next expansion for Star Wars The Old Republic (SWTOR) called Legacy of the Sith has been delayed until 15 Feb 2022, Christina Aguilera has partnered with Nintendo for an Advertising campaign, and AWS Server Outages are affecting many games including League of Legends, VALORANT, PUBG and more.
7 December 2021
The Matrix Awakens Confirmed

Matrix Awakens Confirmed: Virtual World Beckons

The Matrix Awakens has been confirmed with a teaser trailer featuring Keanu Reeves, FFXIV Endwalker is now fully released with the ability to redeem collector edition rewards now available, and a new Sonic game might get announced at The Game Awards.
6 December 2021
Dragon Age 4 Single Player

Dragon Age 4: Solo Adventure Teased in Upcoming RPG

BioWare have confirmed on their blog that Dragon Age 4 will be a single player game, Fortnite has been upgraded to Unreal Engine 5, and Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection is now listed on Steam.
5 December 2021
FFXIV Endwalker Congestion

FFXIV Endwalker Congestion: Server Struggles Addressed

FFXIV Endwalker has had a lot of server congestion issues during Early Access, Square Enix and Sia have collaborated on a version of Fly Me To The Moon, and videogamedunkey is a content creator you should check out.
4 December 2021
Activision Blizzard Not At Game Awards

Activision Blizzard Absent: Game Awards No-Show

Activision Blizzard will not be featured at this years Game Awards other than game nominations, BioShock 4 details emerge detailing the setting and some of the lore, and PlayStation are working on an equivalent to XBox Game Pass code named Sparticus.
3 December 2021
FFXIV Endwalker Early Access

FFXIV Endwalker Early Access: Eager Adventurers' Entry

FFXIV Endwalker has entered Early Access, The Matrix Awakens an Unreal Engine 5 experience set to release to complement the movie has been leaked, and Paper Mario 64 is making it's way onto the Expansion Pass on the Nintendo Switch on 10 Dec 2021.
2 December 2021
Farming Simulator 22 Sales Record

Farming Simulator 22 Sets Sales Record: Agricultural Success

Farming Simulator 22 has broken it's own record selling 1.5 million copies outselling Battlefield 2042, the Steam Deck will have no exclusive games, and Jurassic World Evolution 2 is getting it's first DLC called the Early Cretaceous Pack.
1 December 2021
Dying Light 2 Goes Gold

Dying Light 2 Goes Gold: Exciting Milestone Reached

Dying Light 2 has gone Gold, Rockstar release Patch 1.0.3 for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, and the PlayStation Plus games for Dec 2021 have been revealed.