The biggest game news for March 6, 2022


There was a surprising amount of interesting stuff in today’s news. Unsurprisingly, the majority of this had to do with what may well be the two biggest games of the year. I’m of course talking about Elden Ring and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Regarding the former, we discovered that people playing on Steam were having trouble saving their save files and that modders had just created a photo mode for the game. As for the latter, we learned that the clan Elysium had won the World’s First Raid for the second year in a row. The day also brought news about a long-lost game for Nintendo 64 and the catching mechanics in the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Ring of Elden

Public Service Announcement: Elden Ring is having issues with the Steam Cloud save feature

Elden Ring has dominated the news since its release last week. The game also dominated my time, but that’s another story. In all cases, players on Steam experienced issues saving their save files. “We are currently aware of an issue in the PC version of Elden Ring where save data is not being saved correctly to the Steam Cloud under certain conditions,” Bandai Namco announced. “If this happens, you will see an error message when launching the game stating that your local save files conflict with those stored in the Steam Cloud.” In other words, don’t quit the rage and delete the game for a while.

Rennala, queen of the full moon boss battle in Elden Ring

Elden Ring just got a photo mode thanks to modders

The game world in Elden Ring is absolutely stunning. As someone who takes a ton of screenshots, I really wondered why it didn’t come with a photo mode at launch. Well, someone went to solve this little problem. The modder known as Otis_Imf recently released a photo mode for Elden Ring, so now you can take photos at your leisure. The only catch is that you have to play offline. “By using the anti-cheat workaround, you are playing offline, so there is no way to get banned,” Otis_Imf pointed out. “You can’t use it online because the anti-cheat must be active for it making it immediately impossible to use the tools. Keep an eye out for my Twitter timeline for Elden Ring screenshots.

Screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet showing the main female character standing on a path towards a tall building

Pokemon fans are split on whether Scarlet and Violet should have traditional catch mechanics

People who have played Pokemon Legends: Arceus have really gotten used to the new capture mechanics. Many of them indeed seem to think that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet should stick with the new system. Referring to a brief description of the game on the official site, players pointed out that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet may well return to the way things were. Of course, this sparked a huge debate. “I’m not complaining, but if the battles happen in the exact location where you are instead of a sub-dimension of whatever, then I’ll be very happy,” one person said on Reddit. “But I like being the one hiding in the tall grass for once,” another replied.

Destiny 2 The Witch Queen's Armor

Despite Swarm Of Anteaters, Elysium Clan Wins Destiny 2: The Witch Queen’s First World Raid For Second Year

The Elysium Clan managed to win the World’s First Raid for the second year in a row. The team managed this in seven hours and 14 minutes, beating second-place winner Datto by just three minutes. This even despite the ongoing server issues that have plagued many players. Bungie announced the winners last night, stating that “After verification, we are proud to congratulate our Destiny 2 Vow of the Disciple World First winners, Clan Elysium! BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS!” The company went on to congratulate Cruz, Kyros, Moople, Quazz, Saltagreppo, and Slap for their performance.

2 Nintendo 64 controllers

The long-lost Nintendo 64 game Carnivalé: Cenzo’s Adventure is rediscovered and released

The group of game curators called Forest of Illusions recently rediscovered and released a long-lost Nintendo 64 game known as Carnivalé: Cenzo’s Adventure. “Today we have a pretty special one,” the organization said. “We have released Carnivalé: Cenzo’s Adventure, a canceled Nintendo 64 title developed by Terraglyph Interactive Studios! It was based on the animated film of the same name and was first shown to the public at E3 1999 in an unfinished state. Carnivalé: Cenzo’s Adventure follows a group of children as they stroll through a magical amusement park. The mechanic apparently involves “grinding up silver coins (and the rarer gold) to play various carnival games such as duck shooting, high striker, and racing.” Game files can be downloaded on their website.

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