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You may think we’re lying, but we’re not because THE Sterling Archer will make an appearance in Rock Band Rivals, the latest expansion for Rock Band 4. Once Rock Band’s March update is made available tomorrow, virtual guitarists everywhere will be able to control Archer during Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone.” As if anyone at all is surprised.

In case you’re utterly devoid of humor or lack good television sense, Sterling Archer is an on-again/off-again secret agent that works for his mother. However, he’s crude, rude, and childish a lot of the time in ways only his voice actor, H. Jon Benjamin, could provide. Yes, Danger Zone is a running gag. Archer’s show is still going strong on FXX with its eighth season about to premiere on April 5th.

When we received word that the Kenny Loggins mega-hit was coming to the Rock Band DLC Music Library, our thoughts immediately went to Archer,” said Rock Band Product Manager, Daniel Sussman. “We’re big fans of the show. In fact, you could say that we like Archer as much as Archer likes, well, ‘Danger Zone’. So we reached out to the good folks at FXX and Floyd County Productions to see if they’d like to do something special for Rock Band and Archer fans and they jumped at the chance. An Archer cameo in Rock Band was happening.”

Hardcore fans will be happy to know that Archer’s cel-shaded, 2D look will be retained in some form for his stage debut. The team experimented with the 3D animation look the rest of the game is based on, but decided that wasn’t true to the character. So Harmonix created a custom cel-shader just for everyone’s favorite private eye. PHRASING!

Other new additions include new punk outfits in the Rock Shop and a playable Normandy bass from Mass Effect. Just in time for Mass Effect: Andromeda’s release next Tuesday, but c’mon. This is Archer we’re talking about. He wouldn’t enjoy being upstaged by a popular video game. Regardless of how bad the ending was to the last iteration. Let us know what you think of the cool yet irresponsible agent coming to Rock Band. Will you rock out to the Danger Zone or make any other Archer references?

SOURCE: PlayStation Blog

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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