Games Inbox: Taking time off to play PS5, Genshin Impact love, and the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz

PS5 – worth making the most of (pic: Sony) The Monday Inbox thinks the Xbox Series X will suffer the same fate as the Xbox 360, as one reader hopes for the Fire Emblem anniversary edition in the UK. To join in with the discussions yourself email [email protected] Silver liningOkay, so we’re just weeks away from the next gen starting up and I realise there’s a lot to be worried and sceptical about but I’m starting to get a real case of the excitements now. I took a chance and…

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5 companies Xbox should’ve bought rather than Bethesda – Reader’s Feature

Should Microsoft have spent their money differently? (pic: Microsoft) A reader thinks there are many more useful companies Microsoft could’ve bought than Bethesda, including Sega and Moon Studios. I’ve had plenty of time to digest the news that Microsoft paid $7.5 billion for Bethesda and… nope, I still don’t get it. The only two games of theirs that sell really big are Fallout and Elder Scrolls and that relies on Todd Howard, who has been a laughing stock for most of this generation. I know Microsoft could now get anyone…

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What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 could learn from Genshin Impact – Reader’s Feature

Genshin Impact – more than just a copycat (pic: miHoYo) A reader plays free-to-play game Genshin Impact and is surprised to find it has a lot to teach Nintendo and The Legend Of Zelda series. Genshin Impact is a cheat and a copycat. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a free-to-play game on PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile that is not just inspired by Zelda: Breath Of The Wild but entirely dependent on it for everything from the basic concept to the design of the game world, the art…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: How has the pandemic changed gaming?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – the game of the pandemic (pic: Nintendo) GameCentral readers describe how their video game habits have changed over the course of the year and during lockdown. The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Cray, who asked how the coronavirus pandemic has changed how you play games this year. Since the start of lockdown in March how has your approach to gaming changed and have you played more or less than usual? Almost everyone said they had played more but while most…

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PS5 made me give up on video games – Reader’s Feature

You can afford the console but what about the games? (pic: Sony) A reader explains why he has cancelled his PlayStation pre-order and why he’s no longer excited about the next gen at all. I have owned a PlayStation ever since the first one came out. I don’t like to think of myself as a mindless fanboy and I have owned an Xbox 360 and a Wii as well, and am interested in a Switch, but for me video games equals PlayStation. I guess that probably makes me a casual…

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Why I bought Oculus Quest 2 instead of PS5 or Xbox Series X – Reader’s Feature

Oculus Quest 2 – better than the next gen? (pic: YouTube) A reader explains why he’s chosen to buy a VR headset instead of a next gen console and why he doesn’t regret it at all. We’re now less than a month away from the start of the next generation and yet I find myself strangely unexcited by it all. I know I’m not getting the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this year, as none of the games interest me and I long ago vowed not to buy a…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: How has the pandemic changed gaming?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake – taking your mind off the pandemic (pic: Square Enix) GameCentral readers describe how their video game habits have changed over the course of the year and during lockdown. The subject for this week’s Hot Topic was suggested by reader Cray, who asked how the coronavirus pandemic has changed how you play games this year. Since the start of lockdown in March how has your approach to gaming changed and have you played more or less than usual? Almost everyone said they had played more but…

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Apex Legends Season 7 will bring Steam release, Switch version delayed till 2021

Season 7 will be a good jumping on point for new Steam players (Pic: Respawn) A mysterious UFO is teasing the beginning of Apex Legends Season 7, but Switch owners will need to wait a while longer. Apex Legends’ seventh season will be starting very soon. In fact, it’s due in only a couple of weeks. To coincide with it, Respawn has confirmed that the long awaited Steam port of the game will be released on the same day, November 4. Director Chad Grenier confirmed in a blog post that…

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PS5 coloured faceplates on sale now but not from Sony

Back in black (Pic: PlateStation 5) A series of unofficial PlayStation 5 faceplates can now be pre-ordered in one of five colours, for both versions of the console. When the PlayStation 5 was first revealed, not everybody was on board with the crisp white colouring. Once it was discovered that the console’s faceplates could be removed, many hoped this meant Sony would release alternate plates with different colours or patterns. Now, you can pre-order exactly that, albeit in an unofficial capacity, courtesy of third party company PlateStation 5. According to…

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The Medium’s dual reality system uses a clever split screen effect

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video In a new video, Bloober Team finally shows off The Medium’s dual reality system and explains what players can expect from it. Despite being announced back in May, and due out in only a couple of months, some people are still struggling to understand how The Medium’s dual reality system – the one thing studio Bloober Team has been pushing the most – actually works. Obviously aware of the confusion, the developer…

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