Jason Faulkner

I'm a video game journalist/content creator. I write news, features, reviews, and guides, and also produce visual content to supplement written word publications.

NieR Replicant ver. 1.22 Review: 'An excellent spin on the traditional hero's journey'

NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… is a strange game, and not just because of the name. It’s part remaster, part remake, and is kind of a completely new release, at least outside of Japan. It’s a vastly enhanced version of the cult classic which spawned the immensely popular Nier: Automata, which didn’t get a fair shake upon its original release. While it’s undoubtedly because of Nier: Automata’s success that this remaster was bankrolled, Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 doesn’t rest in that game’s sha

Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 Fish Locations and Baits: How to catch Sandfish and Blue Marlin

Fishing in Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 is a bit more complicated than it seems at first. Each fishing location has its own species, and each of these prefers certain baits. To successfully complete The Fisherman’s Gambit side quests, players will need to catch most of the available species of fish, including the elusive Sandfish and Blue Marlin. How to fish in Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 Fishing seems easy enough in Nier Replicant. Players can get a fishing rod from the old man in Seafront as part o

Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 Boar Hunt: How to kill the boar and get its tusk

One of the first side quests players can undertake in Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 is the Boar Hunt. This mission tasks Nier with killing a giant boar and taking its tusk. It might seem like a run-of-the-mill quest, but the reward for completing it is the ability to ride a boar in several areas, which is vastly quicker than running on foot. How do you kill the boar in Nier Replicant? Players can undertake the Boar Hunt side quest very early on in Nier Replicant. The catch is that they’re likely no

Nier Replicant ver. 1.22: Is there fast travel?

Most players will wonder whether Nier Replicant ver. 1.22 has fast travel or not. After several hours of running around, it begins seeming like there must be a way to quickly return to locations Nier has previously visited. After all, fast travel is a staple of open-world games, so it would make sense that Nier Replicant has it. Nier Replicant does have fast travel, but it doesn’t unlock until halfway through the game. Unlocking the ability to fast travel is part of the main story, so players c

What was the first fully 64-bit compatible version of Android OS?

It’s hard to believe, but when Android OS launched, it was a 32-bit operating system. It took quite a few major updates before Android OS supported 64-bit CPUs, and even now, support for 32-bit CPUs hasn’t been completely dropped. Read on below to find out more about what the first fully 64-bit compatible version of Android was. What was the first version of Android to support 64-bit CPUs? The first version of Android to support 64-bit CPUs was Android 5.0 Lollipop. Before that, Android device

How to perform an Xbox offline update

While most players update their consoles entirely online, it is possible to perform an Xbox offline update. Both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S allow users to download system updates and install them without having the console connected to the internet. It’s a relatively straightforward procedure, and we’ll detail it below. How to perform an Xbox offline system update Users can perform an Xbox offline update on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles. Despite the name, it’s not possible t

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster gives the classic JRPG a new voice

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne was the first game in the series to make it out of Japan. As such, it’s many a longtime fans’ first experience with the franchise. For these individuals, the upcoming HD Remaster will be very familiar (albeit with some added content and QoL improvements). The Nocturne HD Remaster is a good entry point for Shin Megami Tensei and is the game’s definitive edition. It features the ability to play the original game, or play the Maniax (which features Dante from Devil

Stardew Valley: Sebastian Gifts List

Players will need to know which gifts to give Sebastian in Stardew Valley if they want the sullen rebel to warm up to them. Getting to know likes and dislikes is essential for those looking to marry him. Fortunately, we’ve got all the information players need to romance Sebastian in Stardew Valley below. Sebastian only loves a small number of gifts. Fortunately, he has a wide array of liked items that players can fall back on to increase his relationship score. When Sebastian loves an item, he

Should I get the new iPad Pro 2021 if I have an old one?

Apple revealed the 5th generation iPad Pro during today’s stream, and it’s a big upgrade over the iPad Pro 2020. Those who already have an iPad Pro are wondering if they should get the iPad Pro 2021 or wait. It’s a tough decision, one which depends on what a person users their iPad for. Should I buy an iPad Pro (5th Generation) if I already own an older model? For those that own a first or second-generation iPad Pro, the question of whether to upgrade or not has a simple answer: yes. The first

Tokyo Revengers episode 3 release date and time

Tokyo Revengers is off to a great start and fans are wondering what date and time episode 3 will release on Crunchyroll. This adaptation of the hit manga is warming up as Takemichi challenges Kiyomasa to a fight to save his friend. No worries, though, we’ll get to see what happens next in this delinquent, time-traveling shounen sensation very soon. Crunchyroll actually means it when they say Tokyo Revengers is simulcast. Episode 3 will be available on Crunchyroll on April 25, 2021, the same day

How to play the Resident Evil: Village demo multiple times: Get past the time restriction

The Resident Evil: Village demo restricts players to 30 minutes of playtime. However, there is a way to play it multiple times. This one-shot gameplay demo is only available for eight hours, but there’s a way to play through it more than once. Here’s how to play the Resident Evil: Village PS4/PS5 demo as many times as desired. How to play the Resident Evil: Village gameplay demo more than once on PS4 and PS5 To play the Resident Evil: Village demo more than once, players just need to log into

Why are there vampires and werewolves in Resident Evil: Village?

Despite its often shaky and frequently retconned nature, I’m a big fan of Resident Evil’s lore. Though the games are full of impossible, nightmarish, fantastical creatures, Capcom has always crafted a backstory that tried to present a scientific explanation for them. Despite sometimes sharing similarities to beasts from other works, the BOWs of RE had original enough designs that they didn’t evoke any specific mythology (minus the zombies). That’s why Resident Evil: Village’s vampires and werewo

Can you connect the Oculus Quest 2 to a TV?

The Oculus Quest 2 is powerful enough to run games entirely on the headset. However, this makes it confusing when a user wants to connect the Oculus Quest 2 to a TV and share gameplay with friends and family. Fortunately, there’s a built-in solution for those who want to cast video from the headset to a TV, though it’s not immediately obvious how to use it. How to cast Oculus Quest 2 to TV Users can connect the Oculus Quest 2 to a TV, but there’s a catch. The video on the headset can only be d

SaGa Frontier Remastered Review: 'More Elder Scrolls than Final Fantasy'

The release of SaGa Frontier Remastered is a pleasant surprise. Upon its original release in March 1998, many players in the US didn’t know what to make of it. Its Free Scenario System combined pseudo-open world gameplay with JRPG standards to make a title that was ahead of its time in many ways. In retrospect, SaGa Frontier brought more innovation than it was given credit for, and it’s great to get a chance to play it in this enhanced form. This remaster is a bit more than standard fair. In ad

Can you get YouTube Vanced on iOS for iPhone or iPad?

Android users can install the YouTube Vanced app to skip ads and sponsored content. Obviously, iOS users would like to have access to the app as well. Here’s whether or not you can get YouTube Vanced on iPhone or iPad. Can you install YouTube Vanced on iPhone and iPad? Unfortunately, YouTube Vanced isn’t available on iOS devices. Sideloading an app is more difficult on iPhone and iPad. No plans to bring the app to iOS have been announced, so users shouldn’t expect to see it anytime soon. Howe

The Resident Evil Village limited-time demo is confusing, terrible marketing

During the Resident Evil Village Showcase April 2021 stream, the previously leaked gameplay demo was announced. I have an unabashed love for Resident Evil, so I was on a hair-trigger leading up to the showcase. Capcom did an excellent job with the Beginning Hour demo for RE7, and I hoped we’d see something similar with Resident Evil Village. I wasn’t a huge fan of the limited nature of the Resident Evil 2 one-shot demo. I thought Capcom had listened to the poor fan reaction to the time limit whe

Message send failure iPhone to Android fix

There are a multitude of reasons why a user would get a message send failure from iPhone to Android. The two platforms use SMS as a fallback to send texts, but sometimes this fails, leaving users stumped. We’ll break down some of the reasons a message send failure may occur when trying to message Android with iOS and some potential fixes. Why do messages fail to send from iPhone to Android? A message failing to send from iPhone to Android is almost always caused by iMessage. Apple hasn’t relea

Oculus Quest 2 v28 update patch notes: Air Link and 120 Hz support

The Oculus Quest 2 is finally getting official wireless PC VR support with the introduction of Oculus Air Link. This feature is rolling out with the Oculus v28 update and will allow Quest 2 owners to connect to their PC via Wi-Fi instead of USB-C. Additionally, the Oculus v28 patch notes show that native 120 Hz support is coming as well, though no games or apps support it yet. How to turn on Oculus Air Link for Quest 2 The first step to turning on Oculus Air Link is to ensure both your PC and

Will Nintendogs release on Switch?

Nintendogs on Switch would make sense. The game was a colossal hit when it debuted on the Nintendo DS and sold over 20 million copies. The sequel, Nintendogs + Cats, went on to be a success as well on the 3DS with 4 million units sold. So, why have our furry friends not made their way to the Switch yet, and will they ever? Is Nintendogs coming to the Nintendo Switch? As of writing, there’s been no announcement of a new Nintendogs game for Nintendo Switch. However, there hasn’t been a statement

Why wasn't Hollow Knight Silksong at the Nintendo Indie World showcase?

Fans hoped that Hollow Knight: Silksong would be shown at today’s Nintendo Indie World showcase. Team Cherry hasn’t given players any solid news on the games’ development since late 2019, and it’s been over two years since Silksong was announced. As one of the Switch’s highest-profile upcoming indies, players are wondering why there’s been such a long silence. Hollow Knight: Silksong might not have been shown at the latest Nintendo Indie Showcase, but that doesn’t mean it’s canceled. Team Cherr
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