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This Week in Valheim – Classes, Castles, and a Playable Game Boy!

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Valheim is all about defeating Odin’s enemies in Viking purgatory. As an open-world game, it offers plenty of opportunity for hilarious hijinks and creative construction from its dedicated fans. There’s always something interesting going on in the game’s community, so let’s check out the latest stuff from the last week! This Week in Valheim News This week, we had a tiny patch and a rather silly April Fool’s joke that’s much more real than you think. Here’s the Valheim news for March 27–April 3, 2021! Valheim Update 0.148.7…

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Rumor: New Silent Hill Game by “Prominent Japanese Developer” Will Be Announced Summer 2021

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content A new rumor is making the rounds that a new Silent Hill game is in the works, and will be revealed this summer. In a report by VGC discussing whether The Medium developer Bloober Team would be working on the rumored new Silent Hill game, they dismissed the rumor outright thanks to their own sources. They claim that not only is the game being worked on by a “prominent” Japanese developer, but that it will be revealed Summer 2021. “However, VGC understands that Konami has…

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Shinji Mikami Could Direct Another Game If It Was Completely His Vision, “Beginning to End”

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. Shinji Mikami, the director behind Dino Crisis, Resident Evil 4, and The Evil Within, hasn’t directed a project in some time. That could possibly change though, if Mikami was given the chance to completely enact his vision. In a new interview with Variety, Mikami discussed backing out of directing following The Evil Within. While he hasn’t left the industry, he’s been serving as executive producer since,…

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Among Us Sneaks Aboard Game Pass for PC Today, Will Ruin Xbox Friendships in 2021

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. Leave it to Among Us to do two surprise launches in one week. Having just hit Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, this indie phenomenon is also joining the library for Xbox Game Pass on PC. Today also brings another piece of emergency meeting-worthy news: Among Us will get an Xbox port next year that’ll also hit Game Pass when it launches. Xbox Wire announced last week that…

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Game-Making Game Crayta Goes Free-To-Play, Coming to PC

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The game-making game Crayta is now free-to-play on Google Stadia, and that’s not all — it’s also making its way to the Epic Games Store next month and will also have a free edition available on that platform. Crayta is much more than just a game. Simply put, i’s similar to titles like LittleBigPlanet or Dreams, allowing players to use a suite of powerful tools to make their own playable content. Of course, you don’t have to make your own stuff — thousands of user-created games are already available. This game…

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Who’s the Best Video Game Protagonist of 2020?

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Protagonists: they’re our viewpoint for our games. Every game sees you taking control of an avatar, and whether carefully sculpted by the player or scripted by a team of writers, they are you in-world visage as you explore virtual realms. These leads can make or break a game, depending on how charismatic or memorable they are. In the case of games like God of War, the entire focus centers around the protagonist, taking pains to follow Kratos with every shot and every…

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Twitch Purple Screen of Death Reportedly Ruining Game Embeds

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The Twitch Purple Screen of Death has proved to be an annoyance for streamers and viewers alike, but now it’s reportedly had an impact on the PUBG Invitational tournament for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As with many such tournaments, the PUBG Invitational embeds a stream of the tournament into the game client. This PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tournament opted to use Twitch for an in-game embed, but the dreaded “Purple Screen of Death” has is popping up and breaking up the action. “Twitch’s purple screen of death is now messing up stream…

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Valheim Roadmap Reveals Future of Popular New Survival Game

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content The Valheim Roadmap has been revealed just as this brand-new survival and exploration game has proved a surprisingly popular new release on Steam. After falling in battle, you’ve found yourself in the titular realm of Valheim. Valheim is the fictional tenth realm of Norse cosmology and effectively serves as a purgatory of sorts. Unfortunately, it also happens to be plagued by Odin’s enemies — it’s up to you to start your life anew, arm yourself, and take down some seriously tough world bosses! Get…

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Google Stadia Closing Internal Game Developers

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Google Stadia will no longer be a game developer — the service’s studios in Montreal and Los Angeles are shutting down for good. In addition, former Assassin’s Creed Producer Jade Raymond is leaving the company. Less than two years ago, Jade Raymond announced that she was joining Google. The reason why became clear when she was announced as the head of the Stadia Games Studios. Now, she’s departing the company she left Ubisoft to join as Google closes up shop for its internal development studios. Raymond…

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PlayStation 5 Update Lets You Know If You’re About to Play the PS4 Version of Game

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. If you were worried about accidentally playing a last-gen version of a game, a new update to the PlayStation 5 should help with that. A new update to Sony’s console spotted today now warns users when they’re about to play a previous-gen version of a game on the next-gen console. Spotted by Twitter user @Tidux, a notification pops up on the PS5 when you try to…

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