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Naughty Dog’s next game set to be a new IP with a fantasy setting

It seems that Naughty Dog’s next game will not be a follow-up to The Last of Us Part II. It could be a new IP with a fantasy-themed setting.

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Unexpectedly, Naughty Dog’s next game may not be a new Uncharted or even a sequel to The Last of Us Part II. A Senior Concept Artist for Naughty Dog has hinted at a new IP entirely.

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the next direction for Naughty Dog may not be a familiar one. It’s not out of the question for them to explore new avenues as they generally don’t like to stay on the same franchise for too long.

Given how TLOU2 ended, it seemed a foregone conclusion that a third game would be next. However, some concept art would indicate that a new IP could be in the works.

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New Naughty Dog Fantasy IP

The revelation arises from a post on Naughty Dog Senior Concept Artist Hyoung Nam’s ArtStation account. The platform is used to create exposure for artists to showcase their portfolio of work.

Hyoung posted three amazing pieces of artwork, but also paired them with an interesting caption, “Inspire from new game. You know what I’m talking about…”.

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The three images are well-detailed and their theme is noticeably unlike anything that Naughty Dog has done previously. They’ve either made cartoony games in the form of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter, or mature games like Uncharted & The Last of Us.

Naughty Dog love new challenges and exploring a fantasy setting across a kingdom is certainly not beyond them. Following in the steps of The Witcher 3, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones, Naughty Dog would thrive on the opportunity to make something incredible like this.

It’s a very interesting message that can be interpreted in several ways. On one hand, especially in the modern age, hints and easter eggs are always a fantastic way to drum up speculation and get people talking.

On the other hand, you have to question if this is the way they want to unofficially let people know about their new game?

As is to be expected, this information is purely speculation and rumor at this point.

Image credits: Naughty Dog, Hyoung Nam

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How to change your license plate in GTA Online

Here’s how you can create, customize, and apply your very own custom vehicle license plates in GTA Online.

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Grand Theft Auto players can customize their rides in many ways, and one of them is to change their license plate. Here’s how to get unique plates in GTA Online.

With GTA Online being out for almost eight years, players have accumulated a ton of unique and powerful vehicles. Even more vehicles arrived in the Los Santos Tuners update, and you can always take a spin at the weekly Prize Ride.

With all of your cars in your collection, you want to personalize them and make them your own. One way to do this is to equip a personalized license plate and this isn’t straightforward, so here’s how to do it.

How to change license plate in GTA Online

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Where many players may become tripped up when trying to change their license plate is that you can’t actually do it inside of GTA itself. You’ll need to download an app and change it from there.

The first time you create a custom plate will be free, but you’ll be charged $100,000 for every new plate afterward.

Here’s how to change your license plate in GTA Online:

  1. Download the iFruit app on the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Sign in with your Rockstar Social Club account
  3. Select the LS Custom app
  4. Scroll down until you see your GTA Online account
  5. Click on your desired vehicle
  6. Select the license plate in the top right corner
  7. Press ‘+’ to add a new plate
  8. Type in your new license plate (up to eight characters)
  9. Select the color
  10. Save the plate
  11. Launch GTA Online on your console or PC
  12. Drive the selected vehicle to a LS Custom Shop
  13. Accept the ‘Process App Order’ prompt
  14. Navigate to the ‘Plate’ category in the shop
  15. Select your new custom license plate
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It’s worth noting that the iFruit app is now dated and may not work properly on your phone. Several players have reported that the app constantly crashes and there doesn’t appear to be a solution. Maybe Rockstar will give the app an overhaul with the upcoming Expanded and Enhanced Edition of GTA V.


For more GTA Online guides, check out how to complete the “Participate in Carnage” Daily Objective.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games / gta5-mods.com / GTA President via YouTube

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All confirmed Halo Infinite weapons so far: Energy Sword, Needler & Battle Rifle

343 Industries’ Halo Infinite is going to be another seismic release in the FPS genre, and here are all the cool weapons it will have.

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One of the reasons that Halo has been so universally popular for 20 years is its memorable selection of weapons. Halo Infinite returns for another entry in its illustrious franchise, and here are all the weapons confirmed so far.

We’ve previously covered, what we think, are the absolute best weapons that Halo has ever offered the FPS genre, and Halo Infinite may force us to change our minds.

From classic space rifles to awesome-looking energy swords, Halo always does its best to provide players with an array of interesting and varied weapons.

We are closing in on the release of Halo Infinite, and these are all the tools that players will get to wield in Halo Infinite.

Every confirmed weapon in Halo Infinite

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Through the game’s multiplayer beta testing, gamers have been able to get a taste of some of the new weapons that 343 Industries has introduced.

Here is a confirmed list of every weapon in Halo Infinite so far, including a mixture of old-school classics and the new breed:

  • BR75 Battle Rifle
  • Cindershot
  • CQS48 Bulldog
  • Disruptor
  • Dynamo Grenade
  • Energy Sword
  • Gravity Hammer
  • Heatwave
  • Hydra
  • M41 SPNKR
  • M9 Frag Grenade
  • Mangler
  • MA40 Assault Rifle
  • MK50 Sidekick
  • Needler
  • Plasma Pistol
  • Pulse Carbine
  • Ravager
  • Repulsor
  • S7 Sniper
  • Sentinel Beam
  • Shock Rifle
  • Skewer
  • Spike Grenade
  • Stalker Rifle
  • VK78 Commando
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The good news is that you won’t have to settle for the default forms of all these weapons as Halo Infinite will allow you to customize the look.


As the game undergoes even more rigorous testing and gets more exciting reveals, we are sure to get a look at another new weapon or two ahead of its release.

Also, be sure to check out the best Halo Infinite controller settings to improve your play during the game’s beta and full release.

Image Credit: 343 Industries

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FIFA 22 pack animations: How to tell if it’s boards or a walkout

Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and there’s an easy way to tell if you’re about to get boards or a walkout.

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FIFA 22 walkout player animation

Opening packs is one of the many things that makes FIFA 22 Ultimate Team so addictive, as we desperately hunt for that next star player. Luckily, there is a way to tell if you’re getting a boards or walkout player before you see their face.

FIFA 22 has landed, and eager fans are jumping back into the Ultimate Team grind for another season. A dizzying amount of packs have already been opened, as fans seek to pull the game’s highest-rated players.

Even though EA has made the pack animations far less drawn out this year, there is still a period of suspense while you’re waiting for the player to reveal himself.

However, those with a keen eye will notice a way of knowing how good the pack is ahead of time.

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FIFA 22 boards pack animation

Every card can be useful in some way, whether it be as a starter in your Ultimate Team, an impact sub, or SBC fodder. That being said, everyone opens a pack with the hope of getting someone who’s at least boards.

These cards have a rating of 83 or above, and in some cases can still have very high values depending on their stats, league, and nation.

The giveaway from EA that you have packed a boards player is that the stage that shows off the best card in the pack will have orange flames on both sides.

Once you spot it, you know you’re guaranteed at least an 83-rated card or higher.

FIFA 22 boards animation

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

While packing a boards player is by no means a bad result – what fans really want to see is a walkout.

As the name suggests, these cards are rated 86 or higher and are accompanied by an animation of the player walking onto the screen and doing some sort of celebration.

Much like boards, these packs are also met with fireworks that light up the screen. This time you’ll see six different flames from all around the stage to hammer home that you’ve been awarded something particularly special.

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

So, that’s how you can tell how good a pack is before the best player inside is revealed.

Some fans have complained that the animations this year are too fast, urging EA to drag them out slightly more to make openings more entertaining.

We’ll update his page with any new tells that are added or discovered by fans.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the best starter team you can build, and the ICONS joining the roster this year.

Image credits: EA

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