Fallout 76 Players Record The First Nuke Drop And Hellish Endgame Battle

A group of Fallout 76 players launched the first nuke of the game right at a fissure site. They triggered an event called Scorched Earth, which tasks the players to kill a level 95 scorchbeast queen in under thirty minutes. The crazy thing is, they did it, and you can watch the whole battle unfold. Just keep in mind that the video contains a lot of strong language and the audio seems to be a bit off in places.

If you want to launch your own nukes in the wasteland, be prepared for a challenge. You first have to discover a silo which will have a unique code to unlock the launch sequence. Finding the codes can be tricky, since they only drop after you defeat certain enemies in the world. After collecting the entire sequence, you can choose where on the map you want to detonate the bomb.

If you are interested in seeing a more typical vault-dweller experience, watch us play three hours of the beta here. Fallout 76 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: Nickaroo93 on YouTube]

Beta Test Fallout 76 Players Record The First Nuke Drop And Hellish Endgame Battle

Gaming Heads Unveils Second Lara Croft Statue In Limited Edition Series

 

Gaming Heads has unveiled its second Lara Croft statue in a lineup of six to-be-revealed replicas based on the classic Tomb Raider games. Fans of the teflon Lara Croft days, can now preorder a 12-inch statue of Lara Croft from Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft. This is the second limited edition statue to be revealed after the first replica was unveiled back in March based on the first Tomb Raider game.

Gaming Heads has also released the full lineup to come which spans the gamut from 1996 all the way up to the modern day with the final statue being based off Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider. 

The latest release comes in three different editions, each priced at $299.99. The regular statue has Lara wielding two Uzi pistols and is limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide. The exclusive version comes with an pair of interchangeable arms with Lara gripping a shotgun and is limited to 500 pieces. And the collective edition has both pairs of interchangeable arms but is left unpainted, for people to paint it to their own liking or optionally choose to have it painted like the first two editions. There are only 50 collective editions available worldwide.

These limited-edition statues celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic franchise. Fans preordering the Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft statue should expect the release around the second half of 2019. While the other four statues have yet to be unveiled, if you buy all six, each has been designed to fit with the others to act as “the ultimate tribute to Lara Croft.”

To preorder the statue, head here for the regular edition, here for the exclusive edition, and here for the collective edition.

[Source: Toyark]

Beta Test Gaming Heads Unveils Second Lara Croft Statue In Limited Edition Series

One Piece: World Seeker Trailer Announces March Release Date, Shows Off Gum Gum Abilities And Skill Tree

Get ready to stretch and glide around as Luffy in a big open world, as One Piece: World Seeker has been slated for a March release.

The new trailer shows off Luffy’s Gum Gum abilities he can use for exploration and traversal, as well as for combat. We also get a glimpse of the skill tree players can work through over the course of the adventure.

You can see these and more in the trailer below.

One Piece: World Seeker launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.

Beta Test One Piece: World Seeker Trailer Announces March Release Date, Shows Off Gum Gum Abilities And Skill Tree

Report: Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver Closes

Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver has reportedly closed. The news comes from Tekken mobile game director and studio senior vice president Landon Nguyen on Twitter.

“I’m sad to announce that as of today Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver will be shutting down,” Nguyen said in a tweet. “I want to thank everyone who came with us on this journey. We shipped some awesome experiences together. Thank you to all the fans who supported our games and our studio.”

The studio worked on multiple titles including the popular Pac-Man 256. The team was also responsible for Tekken Mobile, Tap My Katamari, and Pac-Man Bounce.

We’ve reached out to Bandai Namco for confirmation and comment. We will update this story if a statement is received.

[Source: Landon Nguyen on Twitter]

 

Our Take
It’s always awful to learn about a studio closure, and this is no different. We hope those affected by the closure land on their feet and are able to find something new soon.

Beta Test Report: Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver Closes

Here Are All Of Red Dead Redemption II's Cheat Codes (So Far)

Red Dead Redemption II has a lot going for it: beautiful story, brutal and gripping combat, fascinating realistic mechanics. Oh, and a bunch of cheat codes. You remember those right? It was before the days of being charged money for “EXP boosts” in games. Anyway, Red Dead Redemption II has a lot of them! Some of them still haven’t been unlocked, but here’s all of them for now and how you input them.

How To Input Codes

To input cheats, do the following:

Go to settings. Look in the bottom right corner. You’ll see the button you need to press to access the cheats menu (Triangle or Y depending on your platform). Press it. You’ll come to a screen filled with locked codes. You need to input certain phrases to unlock them. Keep in mind, after you use a cheat, saving becomes disabled as do achievements/trophies.

The Cheats

Here are the phrases you need to enter and their corresponding cheats.

  1. Become instantly drunk: “A fool on command”
  2. Increase wanted level: “You want punishment”
  3. Decrease wanted level: “You want freedom”
  4. Own all outfits: “Vanity. All is vanity”
  5. Create a wagon: “Keep your dreams simple”
  6. Low honor: “You revel in your disgrace, I see” (Complete Chapter 1)
  7. Reset your honor: “Balance. All is balance”
  8. Max honor: “Virtue unearned is not virtue” (You need to complete Banking, The Old American Art)
  9. Get stealthy weapons: “Death is silence”
  10. Dead Eye Level 2 : “Make me better”
  11. Dead Eye Level 3: “I shall be better”
  12. Dead Eye Level 4: “I still seek more”
  13. Dead Eye Level 5: “I seek and I find”
  14. Increase horse whistle range: “Better than my dog”
  15. Obtain standard weapons: “A simple life, a beautiful death”
  16. Create a horse race: “Run!Run!Run!”
  17. Increase horse bond: “My kingdom is a horse”
  18. Health + Stamina + Dead Eye are full: “You flourish before you die”
  19. Health+ Stamina+ Dead Eye are fortified: “You seek more than the world offers” (You need to own New Hanover Gazette No.36)
  20. Infinite Ammo: “Abundance is desire” (You need to own New Hanover Gazette No. 27)
  21. Heavy Ammo: “Greed is American Virtue” (You need to own Saint Denis Times No. 46)
  22. Get $500: “Greed is now a virtue”
  23. Learn all recipes: “Eat of knowledge”
  24. Infinite stamina: “The lucky be strong evermore” (You need to own Blackwater Ledger No.68)

When further codes are discovered, we’ll update our list.

For more on Red Dead Redemption II, check out our glowing review.

Beta Test Here Are All Of Red Dead Redemption II’s Cheat Codes (So Far)

Science-Fiction Weekly – A Video Journey Into Fallout 76's Wasteland

Fallout 76 is out now, and Game Informer’s review is coming along…slowly. Bethesda Game Studios has crafted a massive open-world experience, and we want to subject ourselves to as much of it as we can before offering a verdict. My time with the game has bounced chaotically between good and bad, delivering enjoyable exploration that is eventually crushed by glitches, bugs, and puzzling balancing issues.

In the video below, Leo Vader joins me for a brief tour into the wasteland. My character is mid-level and I’m exploring the eastern region of the world. In our previous three-hour video, we showed off cooperative play extensively. I wanted to show off a little of the single-player experience, and what questing on your own can be like. Spoiler: It’s a lot like Fallout 4.

If there’s anything else you’d like to see, let us know in the comments section below. My play session is occurring around the clock, and I may be able to accommodate your requests.

Beta Test Science-Fiction Weekly – A Video Journey Into Fallout 76’s Wasteland

New Gameplay Today – Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee

We may still have a while to wait for an all-new Pokémon game to hit Switch, but in the meantime, you can revisit the early days of the series with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee. These games are remakes of the first generation of Pokémon (specifically Yellow), but make several modernizations and take a few liberties.

Join us as we explain how Pokémon Go integration works in these games and take a stroll through Go Park, Pallet Town, and Viridian City. We also show off the drop-in co-op play in a battle against an Elite Four member. The episode culminates with a climactic (?) showdown with an overpowered Mewtwo.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Let’s Go, Eevee is out now for Switch. You can check out our review here.

Beta Test New Gameplay Today – Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee

Killer7 Is Now Suddenly Available On Steam

 Although we knew Killer7 was coming to Steam right around now, we weren’t sure when, exactly, that would be. Turns out, it’s today.

As we mentioned in our recent New Gameplay Today of the game, the PC version is an up-res of the original that includes mouse and keyboard support for $20. You can also nab the game, its soundtrack (which is good if you like creepy ambient noises and club music alike), and digital artbook, for $30. You can grab it for a reduced price until November 22, however.

To see why at least one Game Informer editor thinks it’s the greatest game of all time, watch our entire Super Replay of the game, including a guest appearance by director Suda 51.

Beta Test Killer7 Is Now Suddenly Available On Steam

GI Show – Pokémon: Let's Go, Battlefield V, Spyro Reignited Interview

On this game-packed episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, Ben Hanson is joined by Brian Shea, Andrew Reiner, and Kyle Hilliard to talk about Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, the bizarre Detective Pikachu trailer, and work-in-progress impressions of Bethesda’s Fallout 76. On this episode we also talk about the new remaster Spyro the Dragon, rave about Tetris Effect, take a detour for Hitman 2, and get Matt Bertz to talk about his time reviewing DICE’s Battlefield V. After some really fun community emails, we’re joined by Toys For Bob’s producer Peter Kavic and art director Josh Nadelberg to walk us through the process of creating the Spyro The Dragon Reignited Trilogy.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 424 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show’s intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

2:55 –  PokémonLet’s Go Pikachu/Eevee
16:15 – Detective Pikachu
21:45 – Fallout 76
26:30 – Spyro Reignited Trilogy
40:15 – Overkill’s The Walking Dead
42:40 – Tetris Effect
59:45 – Hitman 2
1:18:20 – The Quiet Man
1:20:40 – Battlefield V
1:31:00 – Community emails
2:26:26 – Toys For Bob’s Peter Kavic and Josh Nadelberg on creating the Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Beta Test GI Show – Pokémon: Let’s Go, Battlefield V, Spyro Reignited Interview

Sponsor Drops Former Street Fighter V Champion In Light Of Domestic Abuse Allegations

Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo has been banned from competing in Capcom’s Street Fighter V pro circuit, and has had his contract with sponsor Panda Global terminated, in light of a recent charge of domestic violence.

The issue first came to light in September, when an anonymous Reddit user alleged Seon-woo had been assaulting his ex-wife since September of last year, after his loss in that year’s Evo tournament. They alleged Seon-woo “blamed his wife for his loss in the tournament,” and had destroyed her property and attacked her. “One day she tried to call police but Infiltration snatched her phone and choked her to near death and dragged her out of the apartment but fortunately neighbor saw him beating his wife and called police,” the user said.

In the wake of the allegations, Panda Global began investigating Seon-woo, while according to the sponsor, Seon-woo “voluntarily withdrew from competing, streaming, and social media,” during the investigation, including an exhibition at this year’s Tokyo Game Show scheduled for that weekend. “[Seon-woo] maintains that the accusations against him are false and he is innocent of assault,” the company said.

The company then worked with Capcom to investigate and verify the charges (you can find a timeline of both the incident and Panda Global’s investigation comparing the allegations made by the Reddit user and what Panda Global found here). The investigation was slowed due to “the complexities of the Korean legal system, including getting access to any court documents, coupled with a major national holiday in that country and translation lead times,” according to Capcom’s own statement on the matter. Today Panda Global released a statement summarizing its findings. 

https://twitter.com/PandaGlobal/status/1063178679566635008

While they were unable to confirm some of the specific charges made by the Reddit user, it did find an incident of “an altercation” which took place on October 22 of last year. According to Panda Global’s summary of their investigation, Seon-woo was charged with “violence” after his ex-wife obtained a medical note stating she had sustained “bruising and an injury to the wrist with no hospitalization necessary. “As a result of this incident [Seon-woo] received what we understand to be akin to a temporary restraining order [in Korea],” and paid a fine equivalent to $630 for “violence.” Panda Global notes this on the “low end of the punishment range,” and states the maximum fine would be equivalent to $4,500.

As for the destruction of property, Panda Global reports Seon-woo informed his ex-wife he and his mother would visit their joint-leased home to collect his personal belongings. When he arrived, he found the passcode to the lock had been changed. Seon-woo says he “consulted the police and was informed that it was within his rights to enter his home and hire a locksmith to open the lock.” After Seon-woo had a locksmith break the lock, his ex-wife charged him for property damage and won the case, charging Seon-woo a $300 fine.

As a result of their investigation, Panda Global terminated its contract with Seon-woo, who is currently ranked #11 on the Capcom Pro Tour leaderboard, has decided to voluntarily withdraw himself from the Capcom Pro Tour for the rest of the year and through 2019.

According to Capcom, “a second offense will result in a lifetime ban from participating in all future Capcom Pro Tour events.” As for the tournament itself, “all players on the global ranking leaderboard below this rank will move up one position as we are considering his withdrawal the equivalent of a disqualification,” Capcom said.

In his own statement released by Panda Global, Seon-woo states he is innocent and that “after Panda has released [this statement], I will explain everything later.”

We’ve reached out Capcom for any additional statements regarding the matter and will update this story should they reply.

A “voluntary” one-year hiatus from the circuit feels like too light of a punishment here. If Capcom wants to ensure competitors and spectators feel safe at the events Capcom sponsors for the Pro Tour, it can’t show any leniency when it comes to issues like this. It’s also curious they cite that Seon-woo voluntarily removed himself from competition but don’t make a definitive statement about what they would have done had he refused to do so.

It should also be noted that while Capcom does run its own circuit, the Street Fighter V competitive scene isn’t entirely controlled by Capcom. It’ll likely be up to individual tournament organizers to determine whether they want ban or allow Seon-woo at their tournaments, even if he won’t compete at Pro Tour events. The association between those organizers does add some pressure, however.

Beta Test Sponsor Drops Former Street Fighter V Champion In Light Of Domestic Abuse Allegations