Steam Trouble For Nier: Automata, Re:Verse Beta Dates

Today: New Resident Evil movie stays true to the games’ horror style — Spider-Man is coming to Marvel’s Avengers, after Black Panther —  Sega is doing its best to fix Yakuza Remastered Collection on PC

Nier: Automata takes a beating on Steam

Angry gamers have taken it upon themselves to review-bomb the Steam version of Nier: Automata after a more polished edition was released on Xbox Game Pass.

Review bombing has become a form of protest

The Xbox Game Pass version fixes a bunch of technical issues, including limited frame rate, stretched UI, bad controls and HDR support. Some Steam customers clearly think they are entitled to the same fixes.

Become as Xbox: The Xbox Game Pass version of Nier: Automata for PC is the Become as Gods edition, ported from Xbox and featuring improvements the Steam users have been asking after for a long time. The Xbox Game Pass version was ported by QLOC, who added borderless window mode, smoother frame rate and upscaled textures.

Existential crisis: Hence the review bombing. It's not the first time the Xbox Game Pass version of a console port is a bit more premium than the Steam one: The Evil Within on Xbox Game Pass features new field-of-view options, a first-person mode and other goodies – none of which are available for Steam users at this time.

Which Shin Megami Tensei game was the first released in the west?

a) Shin Megami Tensei: if…
b) Shin Megami Tensei II
c) Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
d) Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

A Ratchet & Clank designer memorialised

The credits sequence in Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters included a memorial section for level designer Dan Johnson, who passed away during the game’s production.

Released first for PSP in 2007 and then on PS2 in 2008

The PSP game was a success, and was eventually brought to PlayStation 2 – although the multiplayer mode was missing. It was developed by High Impact Games, a studio composed of former Insomniac staff.

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Spring is here and games are blooming

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is spinning onto PC, Monster Hunter Rise is roaring onto Switch and Balan Wonderworld is … doing whatever it does on every platform under the sun.

Crash Bandicoot 4, Monster Hunter Rise and Balan Wonderworld

Monday – March 22nd

  • Vaporum: Lockdown for NS

Tuesday – March 23rd

  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat for PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 for PC
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town for NS

Wednesday – March 24th

  • Paradise Lost for PC, PS4, XBO
  • Love Live! School Idol Festival: After School Activity Wai-Wai! Home Meeting!! for PS4
  • Tales from the Borderlands for NS

Thursday – March 25th

  • Black Legend for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Evil Inside for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Dandy Ace for PC
  • DARQ: Complete Edition for PS5, XSX
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for PC, XBO

Friday – March 26th

  • Balan Wonderworld for PC, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time for PC
  • It Takes Two for PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX
  • Monster Hunter Rise for NS
  • Subverse for PC
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for PS5, XSX

Resident Evil film ‘merges first games’

There is a new Resident Evil movie on the way, which will span the events from the two first games and the director says the style is inspired by horror icon John Carpenter.

There’ll be no super-powered Alice this time around

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City will take place in the Spencer mansion and the RCPD police station, and both locations have been recreated to scale according to director Johannes Roberts.

Raccoon reboot: The reboot is billed as an origin story and will introduce Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine and Leon Kennedy. It will try to capture the survival horror of the games, taking a rather different approach from the cheeseball action of the Paul W. S. Anderson adaptations.

Itchy tasty: “…it’s raining constantly, it’s dark, it’s creepy, Raccoon is this rotten character in the movie,” Roberts told IGN at SXSW. “We had a lot of fun, down to the fixed-angle playing the first game had,” he added. The film is scheduled for release on September 3rd.

Which Shin Megami Tensei game was the first released in the west?

ANSWER: Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne!

 It took sixteen years to bring SMT to the states

Shin Megami Tensei has always been big in Japan, but it took a long time for the occult JRPG series to reach western shores. The series started on Famicom in the 80s, but was never localized because of all the religious content – a big no-no for Nintendo of America at the time.

All that changed in 2003 with the release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, released as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne in the US and Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call in Europe. What took so long?

It was probably the perception that games were mostly played by kids in the west, but the success of games like Grand Theft Auto III helped change that perception and convinced Atlus to make a bet that their dark, unusual JRPGs could find a fan base overseas.

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