EA’s decision to make FIFA 22 the last-gen version on PC does not go down well • Eurogamer.net

EA faces backlash over its decision to make FIFA 22 the last-gen version of the game on PC. Fans have criticized the move that was confirmed last night when EA revealed the game along with its debut trailer below. FIFA 22 features a game called “HyperMotion” by EA, which combines machine learning with 11v11 motion …

36 US states are suing Google for its alleged Play Store monopoly and antitrust practices • Eurogamer.net

“This lawsuit is not about helping the little guy or protecting consumers,” says Google. Washington DC and 36 states have filed a lawsuit against Google over alleged antitrust practices. As reported by Politico (thank you, TheGamer), the lawsuit – filed in California on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 and involving Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, …

Here are some Marvel’s Avengers Wakanda concept art • Eurogamer.net

New artworks show four new “explorable places”. Crystal Dynamics shared some of the environment graphics that helped create the environments for its next major expansion, Black Panther – War for Wakanda. The artwork shows four “Wakanda Explore Places” added to the free content that will be released next month. “The Play Avengers team showed us …

Psychonauts 2 will feature an invulnerability switch so “all ages, all sorts of needs” can enjoy the game

“It is an ongoing and important process for our industry and a challenge that we must face.” Psychonauts 2 will feature an invincibility mode so more people can beat the game. In response to a tweet from Xbox that said, “Beating the game on the lowest difficulty is still the game,” the studio tweeted, “If …

A Final Fantasy 14 cookbook will be published later this year • Eurogamer.net

Go on a “culinary adventure through one of the gaming industry’s most popular franchises”. A recipe book based on the culinary experiences from Final Fantasy 14 is expected to go on sale on November 9, 2021. Although not yet officially announced by developer / publisher Square Enix, Wario64 spotted the listing for The Ultimate Final …

The Bloober team says the Silent Hill “leak” was based on “out of date or incomplete” information • Eurogamer.net

The Bloober team has responded to fan speculation that its new partnership with Konami could mean that a new Silent Hill game is on the way. Following the studio’s recent discovery of EU funding requests for a number of codenamed projects – including H2O, Black and Dum Spiro – fans are speculating that either of …

Capcom’s anti-tampering measures could be causing Resident Evil Village’s poor PC performance • Eurogamer.net

Cracked versions of the game reportedly “didn’t get a single stutter”. Unfortunate Resident Evil Village players blame DRM for the game’s poor performance on PC. “All the shutters in the game, like the one when you kill a zombie, are fixed because Capcom DRM’s entry points are patched so most of their functions never work,” …

Breath of The Wild save files • Eurogamer.net

Japanese police have arrested a man who allegedly sold modified The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild save files. According to the Broadcasting System of Niigata (BSN) (thanks Dexerto), Niigata Prefecture police arrested a 27-year-old Chinese man who lives in Tokyo on July 8 for selling the cheat saves. The save files came with …

Ocarina of Times Space World demo from 1997 • Eurogamer.net

Modders are creating a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that was shown a year before the game was released. The mod for Ocarina of Time aims to recreate the demo that was made playable at Nintendo’s defunkt Space World event in 1997. The N64 masterpiece was not due to hit the …