Cyberpunk 2077 is trending online as the game manages to, perhaps surprisingly, hit a major turning point in its redemption story.
Cyberpunk 2077 is less than two weeks away from its one-year anniversary as of this writing, and noticeably, it’s trending online too. Many may recall how the game trended online at launch…where many shared bugs, game-breaking glitches, disappointing graphics, weak combat, and far more. As we wrote in our Cyberpunk 2077 review, “there's a great RPG buried somewhere beneath Cyberpunk 2077's mountain of issues, but it's going to be a while before that RPG is revealed to the world.”
Now, it’s hard to say that RPG has emerged quite yet, but it seems Cyberpunk 2077 may be at a turning point in its redemption story. The past few days have been really warm, welcoming, and overall good for the game, which has received a ton of fixes over the past year. Indeed, Cyberpunk 2077 is currently trending on Twitter, but for all the reasons it didn’t at launch—fans are loving it.
This week has been good for Cyberpunk 2077 for a number of reasons. Those who have waited to play it, perhaps after hearing about all of its launch issues, were able to pick it up incredibly cheap for Black Friday. Combine that with its Steam reviews having a “Very Positive” reception with this sale, and it’s put Cyberpunk 2077 in the spotlight.
CD Projekt Red has gone along with this upward momentum, discussing how the company thinks the game will be considered a great game in the long run. Furthermore, it revealed that the recent delay of Cyberpunk 2077’s PS5 and Xbox Series X versions was due to the recommendations of the development team, something that has warmed many fans’ hearts after it’s understood that the devs were basically dismissed at launch. Yet, CD Projekt Red has said this will release in early 2022, as well as a big 1.5 patch for Cyberpunk 2077.
It's hard to say Cyberpunk 2077 is fully redeemed. There are still plenty of glitches and bugs holding Cyberpunk 2077 back, but a lot of the worst has been squashed. That buried RPG is becoming clearer and clearer, if not completely unearthed. And that’s a good thing. As aforementioned, Cyberpunk 2077 did not get its next-gen versions this year. A lot of content was pushed into 2022, but thanks to the work thus far and an influx of Black Friday shoppers, returning players, and more, Cyberpunk 2077 has gotten the most out of –what could be considered—very little at the end of this year.
This is the momentum Cyberpunk 2077 needs going into 2022. If it can land its next-gen versions, if Cyberpunk 2077’s first expansion launches and builds on the solid RPG that everyone thinks it can be, and if it can deliver where it has typically come short, Cyberpunk 2077 might very well be that RPG fans wanted. Not exactly the next-gen defining experience that some wanted it to be, but a solid RPG nonetheless.
Once again, it’s too early to tell if Cyberpunk 2077 will reach the full redemption story many want it to, but it has reached a turning point. Cyberpunk 2077 has nowhere to go but up, but it remains important that CD Projekt Red hits the high marks the company is known for. Who knows, Cyberpunk 2077 could be a completely different game by the end of 2022, and its terrible launch could be a valuable lesson learned.
Cyberpunk 2077 is available now for PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.
MORE: CD Projekt Red Thinks Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be Considered 'A Very Good Game' Eventually
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Sony's wild new PS5 controller concept could be a game-changer – Creative Bloq
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By published 17 January 22
It’s fair to say we weren’t enamoured with the design of Sony’s DualSense controller when it was revealed last year. Like the PS5 itself, the controller is somewhat, er, chonky – but it seems Sony is already working on slimmer design concepts.
A new patent filing reveals the company is working on a new controller design featuring a collapsible control stick. This means the joystick could retract into the body of the controller itself, allowing for a more svelte (and potentially more comfortable) design. And while it might just be a patent, at this rate it might well arrive before the next PS5 restock.
The patent filing itself offers little in the way of information about how the controller will work, simply describing: “A controller, thumbstick, or system comprising a thumbstick body, a thumbstick shaft coupled to the thumbstick body wherein the thumbstick shaft is configured to retract into the thumbstick body and wherein the thumbstick body and the thumbstick shaft is freely rotatable together around a pivot centre within the controller body.” (You know when you read a word so many times that it loses all meaning? Yeah, thumbstick.)
But it seems the concept is all about comfort. “Analog nubs are portable but also very uncomfortable for the user,” Sony says in the filing. “The user moves the flat surface or rough area with pressure from their thumb. This can become quite uncomfortable after a while because the required friction between the user’s thumb and the surface.”
As with all patents, whether this design will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but it’s certainly intriguing – and we can’t help but wonder if it’s offering us a glimpse of the next generation of DualSense. If a PS5 ‘Slim’ ever makes it to market (hey, every PlayStation generation has had one), perhaps it’ll arrive complete with a redesigned controller?
Indeed, a collapsible thumbstick could potentially transform the feel of the controller for gamers, offering a much more personalised and therefore comfortable experience. And it could do wonders for storage too – perhaps we’ll even end up with some kind of ‘DualSense Slim’ charging case. And we’re sure it could look pretty cool – better than that horrendous McDonald’s DualSense concept anyway.
It seems Sony is finally ready to give gamers more options when it comes to the look of the PS5. From those new coloured faceplates to rumours of a console redesign, the days of being restricted to Sony’s reverse-oreo (sorry, white-on-black) design are coming to an end. And perhaps in the near future, we’ll have a brand new controller to enjoy too. Want to start gaming right now? Check out today’s best games console deals below.
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Rainbow Six Extraction: Is It PS5 & Xbox Series X Enhanced? Answered – Twinfinite
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In Ubisoft‘s latest tactical first-person shooter, Rainbow Six Extraction, you’ll be spending a lot of your time gunning down waves of parasitic alien critters known as the Archaeans. On the whole, all the moment-to-moment action is pretty damn slick visually, but what if you’re playing on next-gen consoles? In this guide, we’ll answer the all-important question: Is Rainbow Six Extraction enhanced on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles? Without further ado, let’s get into it.
Thankfully, the short answer is: Yes, Rainbow Six Extraction is indeed enhanced on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Those playing on next-gen consoles can look forward to a 4K resolution boost and 60 frames-per-second gameplay.
For comparison’s sake, those playing on PS4 and Xbox One, you’ll be limited to just a 1080p resolution and 30 frames-per-second, which is understandable.
Unfortunately, for those wondering if Rainbow Six Extraction will support 120 frames-per-second on high-refresh-rate TVs, we’ve got some bad news for you. At the time of writing, there’s currently no support for 120fps for Rainbow Six Extraction on consoles.
It could be possible that Ubisoft deploys a patch allowing high-refresh-rate support for Rainbow Six Extraction in the future. However, there’s no official word on it just yet. That said, we’ll make sure to update this post if we hear anything more concrete.
But that’s about everything you need to know about whether Rainbow Six Extraction is enhanced for PS5 or Xbox Series X. For more tips, tricks, and guides, search for Twinfinite, or head on over to our dedicated wiki for the game. And for any questions you have that aren’t answered on the site, do feel free to reach out in the comment section below and we’ll do our best to lend a hand.
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How to Watch Illinois vs. Purdue: Game Time, TV Channel, Online Streaming & Odds – The Champaign Room
It’s a MLK Day matinee.
Game Time: 11 a.m.
TV Channel: Fox
Online Streaming: FoxSportsGO
Radio: All Illinois basketball games air live on radio in the Champaign (WDWS 1400) and Chicago markets (WLS 890). The game is also broadcasted on other stations throughout the state; check the Fighting Illini Radio Network for more information.
Odds: ILL +8.5, O/U 151.5
Head Coach: Brad Underwood (5th season)
2020 Record: 24-7 (16-4 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Matt Painter (17th season)
2020 Record: 18-10 (13-6 Big Ten)
Jan. 2, 2021: Illinois 66, Purdue 58
When Andre Curbelo hits the floor, good things happen for Illinois.
In a game that featured four runs of double digits, the Illini used a 20-5 run — sparked by Curbelo’s fifth straight game with five or more assists — in the second half to hold off the pesky Boilermakers, beating Purdue, 66-58.
Despite Twitter head coaches begging for the freshman to be featured in the starting lineup, the playmaker was quick to show his appreciation for his current role.
“I actually like coming off the bench,” Curbelo said.
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