Saturday, December 03, 2016

Chris Gilham

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Pro Update Removes Supersampling – Report

Though The Last of Us Remastered looks pretty good on the PS4 Pro…that is, before the most recent update. Senior communications manager revealed on the PlayStation US Blog that a new update has been introduced to improve performance on the PS4 Pro version of the game.


“We introduced bug fixes and optimizations that will ensure a consistent and high level of performance on the PS4 Pro. Now, when running The Last of Us Remastered on the PS4 Pro on a standard high-definition display, the game will run natively at 1080p and offer high-quality shadows when running at its high-framerate mode.”

However, NeoGAF quickly noted that supersampling was removed from the 1800p version, thus resulting in more jaggies and worse image quality. It was also revealed that supersampling was also removed from the 4K native, 30 FPS mode. Keep in mind that Naughty Dog hasn’t seemingly confirmed these changes. If its actually been removed for the sake of slightly better performance, than you have to wonder whether it’s worth it to sacrifice image quality in the process.

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GTA Online Import/Export Update Adding 60 Car Garages

Grand Theft Auto Online has another big update coming with Import/Export and it brings a rather awesome new addition to executive criminals. You can use Executive Office Garages which lets you to store up to 60 vehicles.


There will also be some new jobs centered on Import/Export, allowing CEOs to continue expanding their criminal empire. You’ll be boosting and reselling most wanted vehicles to get that money and as per Rockstar, “It will take talent, coordination and the tactical use of some brand new Special Vehicles to get the job done, all while staying one step ahead of the police and rival challengers from across the city and countryside.”

It’s also possible to customize your Executive Office Garage since they feature their own custom Auto Shop. The update will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC next week so stay tuned for more information when it actually goes live and let us know what you think below.

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Chris Gilham

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Latest Patch Fixes Tons of Issues

While Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has had quite a bit of success since it launched, the game’s developers have been working hard to polish it now that it’s out. Last month, the team released a massive patch that fixed literally thousands of issues players and developers had found.


This week yet another massive patch was released and it looks like yet again, the issues it is looking to address are wide ranging and numerous. Issues such as blocking exploits and re-balancing of certain weapons have been addressed.

The full list of the patch notes can be found here and it touches every aspect of the game, including more fixes for the Zombie mode. The patch appears to be covering all platforms too, as there are some issues that work on the PS4 version, some on the Xbox One and some on the PC version. Since the patch landed, have you noticed big differences? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Chris Gilham

Titanfall 2 Most Popular Weapons and Titans Revealed

Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 has been seeing a hefty amount of play among its loyal fanbase. The developer released some stats to celebrate the game’s first month and noted some of the more popular weapons, Titans and so on.


Surprising no one, R-201 Carbine was the most popular weapon followed the CAR SMG and Hemlock. There have been 114 million Titanfalls, 154 million Grapple Hooks deployed and Pilots have traversed 146 million kilometers. The most popular modes are Attrition (304 million kills seen), Bounty Hunt ($4.4 billion stolen) and Amped Hardpoint (15 million hardpoints amped). Again, unsurprisingly, it was Tone who was the most popular Titan followed by Ion and Legion.

Titanfall 2 recently received the Angel City update which brings back the classic map from the first title along an in-game store, new cosmetics like Ion Prime and Scorch Prime which can be purchased and a variety of weapon balance changes. It’s also free across all platform right now. What are your thoughts on the game? Let us know below.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Launching With Two-Part Episode

Telltale Games was present at The Game Awards, showcasing its next big project Guardians of the Galaxy, developed in association with Marvel. However, it also released a trailer for the first episode of The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, which saw new character Javier trying his best to protect his family after his grandfather turned. And who should turn up but Clementine from the previous two seasons.


The Ties That Bind isn’t just your typical new episode of The Walking Dead, however. According to the developer, the first episode was so large that it decided to split it into two parts and release both on December 20th. Clementine and Javier will both playable in the new season and will work together to protect the things they love most.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is currently available to pre-purchase on Steam. The Season Pass disc is also currently available for Xbox One and PS4 but note that it only contains the first episode. Subsequent episodes must be downloaded as they release.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Chris Gilham

Dead Rising 4 Launch Trailer Celebrates The Spirit Of The Holidays

Dead Rising 4 is almost here, and Capcom and Capcom Vancouver are celebrating its impending launch with a brand new launch trailer for the game. The launch trailer, which has the spirit of Christmas and the Holidays, and some of the classic over the top humor that the Dead Rising series is known for, may ebt eh most Dead Rising thing about Dead Rising 4.


Why? Because the game is such a dramatic departure (seemingly in all the wrong ways) from the other games in the franchise otherwise. Take, for instance, the lack of co-op in the story mode- this is a Dead Rising classic, why would Capcom Vancouver do something like that at all?

You can check out the trailer for yourself below. Dead Rising 4 launches December 6 on the Xbox One and on PCs running Windows 10. It will be made available for Steam three months down the line, and for other consoles later still.



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Prey Eight Minute Gameplay Video Showcases Mechanics and Gameplay

A new gameplay trailer has been released for Arkane Studios’ Prey following the reveal at The Game Awards. This video is longer at nearly nine minutes and sees creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare discussing the gameplay.


Prey takes place on Talos 1, a space station teeming with secrets and dangerous shape-shifting aliens. As Morgan Yu, you have use various powers, tools and weapons to survive, which includes taking on shape-shifting powers for yourself. The game itself is a clever mix of puzzle solving, environmental exploration and shooting, not unlike Arkane’s other series Dishonored.

Prey is still without a release date but we do know it’s coming out in 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The expectation is that it could arrive before Bethesda’s E3 2016 but we’ll have to wait for more information in the meantime. What are your thoughts on the gameplay? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned.



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Destiny’s Iron Banner Returns on December 6th With Rift

Bungie will be at PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, California in what many assume to be a reveal for Destiny’s next Sparrow Racing League event. However, it seems that before Guardians do battle on speeders, they’ll have to fight for the Iron Lords’ amusement. As per the weekly update, Iron Banner will be returning on December 6th at 10 AM PST and will wrap up on December 13th, 1 AM PST.


Even better is the fact that this time, the event will be Rift. Think of it as Destiny’s terrible version of Halo’s Grifball where players must collect a spark and dunk it in the opposing team’s Rift.

Next week’s Iron Banner will also feature event-specific items for Guardians to rank up and buy, including the Branded Lord fusion rifle, Distant Star scout rifle, helms and class items. Loot can also drop in post-game rewards and go up to 400 Light level.

What are your thoughts on the return of arguably the worst Iron Banner variant ever? Let us know in the comments.

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Lawbreakers New Gameplay Trailer Arrives, Beta Begins in 2017

There were some big names at The Game Awards this year and Boss Key Productions’ upcoming multiplayer shooter Lawbreakers was among them. Showcasing some new gameplay with new characters and what seemed to be alternate skins, the trailer served to hype up the upcoming beta in 2017.


The beta will feature new maps (one seen in the trailer), modes, roles and a lot more when it debuts next year. Those who want to sign up can do so here though Boss Key hasn’t exactly dated when the beta will be starting.

Lawbreakers comes from former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski, known for his work on Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. Though originally meant to be free-to-play, Lawbreakers switched to a paid model instead. It’s currently slated for PC but if there’s enough interest, it could release for Xbox One and PS4.

What are your thoughts on the new trailer? Let us know in the comments.



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New Batman: Arkham Game Announcement May Be Coming In The Next Few Days

Remember the new Batman: Arkham game by Warner Montreal, starring Damien Wayne that was apparently in development that we talked about a little while ago? Well, it seems like we might get to see that game sooner than we expected. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has shared some information about the game on his Twitter, and he has admitted that while he was wrong about a possible TGA unveil for the game, that only was because his sources tell him the game is due to be revealed in early December, and he just connected the dots.


But the game being revealed in early December still stands- which means that we will definitely hear about it in the next few days. The game will also apparently appropriate Monolith Soft’s Nemesis System into the gameplay, which should be fascinating to see.

Warner Montreal’s last Batman game, Batman Arkham Origins, was a pretty decent debut, so I can’t wait to see where else they take the formula.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Chris Gilham

Final Fantasy 15 PS4 PRO Graphics Analysis: The Best Looking RPG of 2016?

We often throw out the number…10 long years when it comes to Final Fantasy 15 but it’s hard to forget that it has been ten really long years. Final Fantasy 15 is finally here. What makes the release interesting is that right off the bat, Final Fantasy 15 has PS4 Pro support available. Unlike several other games which provide no option whatsoever on the PS4 Pro, Final Fantasy 15 provides two different modes if you are playing on Sony’s latest console. For a game that is been under development for so long, it’s indeed a pleasant surprise that Square Enix are supporting a new SKU since day one.


Those of you who own a 4K TV set might want to play the game in PS4 Pro’s High mode which offers a higher resolution than both the Lite mode and base PS4 version. In this mode the game runs at 3200 X 1800p and then uses checkerboard rendering to run the final image at 4K resolution. Of course this is not native 4K but there is a remarkable difference compared to the base version. However the frame rate is capped at 30fps along with very less slowdowns during combat sequences. So if you have a 4K television then this the mode you need to play the Final Fantasy 15 on. Next up is the Lite mode. In this mode the game’s engine renders the game at 1080p and 30 frames per second and drops some of the visual effects to deliver an overall better performance.


At this point in time, we are assuming that the Lite mode is not actually running as it should be. Square Enix plans to patch the game to support unlocked frame rate which in turn may possibly mean a 60 fps frame buffer but at the cost of visual fidelity and we think that the Lite mode may be best suited for this option. As far as the base version goes, we are looking at a dynamic 1080p resolution with a frame rate cap of 30 fps once again. So overall, it feels like the game has been pretty well optimized but we honestly can’t wait to get our hands on the 1080p and 60fps patch whenever it launches.

Asides the performance and visual parameters, we also wanted to talk a bit about Luminous Studio, the engine the game is running on. Character models in Final Fantasy 15 look much sharper and better than ever before and that is down to the drastic increase in polygon count. The real-time scenes in the game have 5 million polygons per frame, with each character models made up of 100,000 polygons. The game uses a skeletal based animation system which involves around 150 bones for the face, 150 for the body and over 300 just for the hair. The hair itself uses over 200,000 polygons and 4096×4096 texels texture data is used to generate a scene. These figures put Final Fantasy 15 head and shoulders above any previous game in the series.

The game’s use of aggressive dynamic lighting along with a full physical based rendering pipeline and global illumination drastically improves image quality and lighting. The PS4 Pro version utilizes the Luminous Engine to its fullest which results into better shadow quality, anisotropic filtering and slightly better draw distances. Praise is also forthcoming on the game’s excellent use of post processing effects, especially in the night which could result into some spectacular on screen action.

This brings us to the game’s support for High Dynamic Range lighting also known as HDR and quite honestly Final Fantasy 15 has the best implementation we have ever seen on the PS4 Pro. The image quality looks so much better with the perfect balance between light and dark colors which manage to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital techniques. And all of this can be enabled with just a single toggle button provided within the game’s settings.

In the end Final Fantasy 15 is one of the best looking role playing games you will play this year, and quite possible the best from a gameplay perspective as well. With its smart use of lighting, a post processing temporal anti-aliasing solution and fantastic HDR implementation, Final Fantasy 15 is nothing short of a technical marvel on the PlayStation 4 Pro.

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Hitman PS4 PRO vs PS4 Graphics Comparison

Hitman’s episodic format has truly bought in some unexpected results for the series. No one expected that releasing the next big Hitman in an episodic format would work but IO Interactive and Square Enix have proven all the disbelievers wrong. Hitman is easily one of the best games of 2016 and takes the series into brand new directions. It’s been several months that we took a look at Hitman on the PS4 and Xbox One so it’s rather intriguing to visit this title on the PlayStation 4 Pro especially now that all the episodes are out.


The base PS4 version of Hitman was already a pretty optimized 1080p/30fps title with high resolution textures, fantastic lighting and a decent texture filtering solution. As we have previously noted in our original Hitman analysis, the game is a fantastic benchmark for PS4 and Xbox One’s performance so this puts the Pro version in a rather interesting situation. To begin with Hitman on the PS4 Pro runs at 2560 X 1440 resolution which is a substantial boost compared to the base version but yet again proves that the Pro’s GPU isn’t really powerful to run games in native 4K.

However that is not all, Pro users also benefit from quicker loading of higher resolution textures due to the consoles improved memory bandwidth along with improvements in reflection quality. Performance also sees big improvements but unfortunately the game does not run at a locked 60 frames per second while running the game on a 4K TV. Loading times are improved but they remain terribly long, regardless.

1080p TV set owners see additional benefits such higher quality shading and less flickering highlights and overall better image quality due to super sampling. However we also witnessed better frame rates while running in unlocked frame rate mode. So overall, there are some decent levels of frame rate improvements but the game’s core visuals remains largely the same. We were really expecting a native 4K resolution and a locked 60fps experience on the Pro due to the game’s closed level design. However the game’s use of high end physical based renderer and advanced lighting tech all become a bit too taxing on PS4 Pro’s limited bandwidth.

In the end Hitman on the Pro is a decent update and is worth a look due to its improved pixel count and slightly better performance.



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Ark: Survival Evolved Coming To PS4 Next Week

While we’ve known Ark: Survival Evolved was going to be hitting the PS4 and PS4 Pro sometime in December for a little while, we haven’t known exactly when, or in what form until now. The developers have announced that the game will be coming to the Sony platforms on December 6.


The PS4 version will include the base game, as well as the expansion, Ark: Scorched Earth in one package with a price tag of $54.99. The one down side to this, is it appears that if you don’t live in the UK, you won’t be able to buy the base game without the expansion on the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

If you do live in the UK and Europe you can buy just the base game for around $40 and then get the expansion for a little over $20. Ark: Survival Evolved has been available on the Xbox One and PC in an early access version for quite a while now.

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Overwatch Competitive Play Season 3 is Live

Blizzard Entertainment’s third season of Competitive Play for Overwatch is finally live and it kicks off with a number of changes. You’ll still be taking part in placement matches for a rank and earning points to purchase the golden weapons. However, your rank will now be decided in a different way.


After season 2 saw a huge number of Gold and Platinum rank players, which led to players “initially achieving inappropriately high skill ratings and then experiencing a downward adjustment within the first few matches of the season,” Blizzard is working on spacing them out more accordingly.

You’ll hence face more varied competition in Gold and Platinum tiers and ratings will be better distributed across tiers. “Many players will be ranked lower than expected after their Season 3 placement matches; however, this should normalise as the season progresses.”

We’ll see how this goes but in the meantime, what are your thoughts on season 3, especially with all the different changes to characters and the addition of Sombra? Let us know in the comments.

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Resident Evil 7 Info Blowout – New Enemy Types, Boss Battles, And More

Resident Evil 7 looks to be a reboot of the series of sorts- but that may end up being more true than you’d think. According to details about the game published in Hobby Consolas, which is a Spanish gaming magazine (and translated most kindly by JJShadow on NeoGAF, who does disclaim that their translation may just be a little spotty), the game is going to end up following an altogether different direction than the rest of the series.


The game basically sees to be an outright riff on Silent Hill, featuring a main character who goes to a town to search for his missing wife. The game itself has become more psychological horror than a game focused on zombies, as previous games in the series have been. This is mechanically evident in the kinds of enemies you face off in the game, including a new enemy type known as Holoforms- a name that might be more telling than we think. Boss fights will also be diverse and different this time around- one of them, it seems like, involves driving a car.

The game itself is focused more on exploration than other games in the series, has limited inventory slots, manual saving, limited ammo, and what might be a kind of insectoid enemy. In other words, it sounds like the perfect horror game that Resident Evil always should have been, rather than the increasingly misguided action game focus the series has had of late.

Resident Evil 7 is due to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in January 2017.

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PS Plus Offering For December Is Mostly Decent

By any standard, PS Plus has a good offering this month– I mean, the games on offer are largely great, and it’s a well rounded selection, too. And hey, nothing changes the fact that PS Plus subscribers (of whom yours truly is one) make out well from what the service offers in December- the trouble is only that when compared to its immediate competition, PS Plus’ offerings pale in comparison.



For this month, PS Plus is offering Invisible Inc. and Stories: Path of Destruction as the headlining games on the PS4, though of course, other games are also offered across PS3 and PS Vita, many of which are Cross Buy with PS4 (meaning you also get them on the PS4).

You can check out the full list of offerings below. Personally, I think it’s a good month- I just wish it was more in line with Microsoft’s bombastic offerings, is all.
  • Invisible, Inc., PS4
  • Stories: Path of Destinies, PS4
  • Hyper Void, PS3
  • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops, PS3 (Cross buy on PS4 and Vita)
  • Color Guardians, PS Vita (Cross buy on PS4)
  • VVVVVV, PS Vita

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Gears of War 4 Xbox One and PC Cross Play Test Will Start This Weekend

Gears of War 4 is playable across the Windows 10 and Xbox One versions, at least for the co-op modes in the game- but now, it will soon be playable across both platforms in competitive modes, too. The Coalition have announced that starting this Friday, they will be holding a special Gears of War 4 crossplay test weekend to evaluate the potential of allowing PC and Xbox One gamers to play togetherbeyond just ht eco-op multiplayer modes.



“Crossplay is divisive in any Versus experience, and Gears of War 4 is no different,” The Coalition said. “From the beginning, we stated our intention to keep both platforms separate in non-cooperative game modes in order to preserve competitive balance. Conserving a fair, competitive environment remains a top priority for us,” they continued, explaining their trepidation to implement competitive cross platform play before this, owing to the natural advantage that PC players have as a result of using keyboard and mouse based controls.

“The purpose of this weekend is to give Crossplay a trial run in a public playlist. We care deeply about players on both platforms and we’ve heard you, so our goal is to use this event to bring in a ton of data and listen to feedback from players on both platforms to examine the results.

“What comes next after this hasn’t been decided – this weekend is an incredibly important first step in this process. Once we use the combination of our data and your feedback together, we’ll be able to make an informed next step (or not as the case may be). The key thing we want to stress is that we won’t be making any surprise changes all of a sudden based on this weekend.”

If you want to participate in this test, so The Coalition can assess the effectiveness of cross platform play better, you’ll probably want to keep the Playlist Settings below in mind. Gears of War 4 is available now on Xbox One and PCs running Windows 10.

Playlist Settings

PC and Xbox players can matchmake together in this special Versus Playlist from Friday December 2nd – Monday December 5th.

Playlist Type: Social
Modes: Team Deathmatch, Dodgeball, King of the Hill
Maps: All (including Checkout and Dry Dock)
Win XP: 1500 (up from 600)
Loss XP: 750 (up from 100)
Maximum Squad Size: 5

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chris Gilham

Overwatch PTR Updated With New Oasis Map

Though Blizzard announced that Oasis, Overwatch’s brand new Control map, would be hitting the Public Test Realm in December, it seems Christmas has come early for PC players. Yesterday’s maintenance led to a new patch which saw the PTR updated with Oasis. Those on PC who want to check it out simply need to download the PTR version and hop right in.


Oasis is an intriguing map. Set in the Arabian Desert, it’s a city devoted to scientific research and advancement. It’s also fairly interesting since players can be killed by environmental hazards like speeding cars. Watch out for the Lucio boops there.

It’s not yet confirmed when Oasis will be ready for full release but given how Symmetra will also be on the PTR for the time being (not to mention the upcoming Christmas event), it’s highly likely that it hits all platforms by December end. Time will tell though so stay tuned for more information.

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The Last Guardian Director Has A Heartfelt Message For The Players

Shadow of the Colossus released in 2006. The Last Guardian has been in development for nine years, and we’ve known of its existence, and been waiting for it, for over half that period. But, much like that other Japanese game that we thought would never release, The Last Guardian is finally going to release in a few days.


To commemorate this occasion, the director of the game, visionary auteur Fumito Ueda, has a note included with the game- a note in which he acknowledges and admits that the game’s development was troubled, but promises that it will be an experience like no other nonetheless.

You can check out the text of the note, courtesy of Eurogamer, below. The Last Guardian launches exclusively for PS4 on December 6.

Dear Adventurers
It’s been a long time coming, but I take great pleasure (and relief!) in knowing that The Last Guardian is in your hands.

When we first began work on The Last Guardian, I intended it to take from and build on our experience working in ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, making it something akin to a greatest hits album. Unfortunately, as you know, we ran into a few twists and turns along the way, and the title took longer than anyone expected. Still, just as ICO and Shadow of the Colossus are truly unique games, so too is The Last Guardian an experience unlike any other.

As you play, take the time to stop and enjoy the scenery as you follow these unlikely companions on their journey. And you definitely won’t want to miss the ending!

The development team and I hope you all have a wonderful time with The Last Guardian. Nothing would make us happier.

Fumito Ueda.

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Titanfall 2 Getting Multiplayer Trial On December 2

Respawn Entertainment and EA’s Titanfall 2 is an icnredible game, but it has found the going a bit tough in the marketplace, due to a poorly timed release, poor marketing, and just some burned up fans from the original game’s release. Now, in an attempt to get people on board with the new game, EA and Respawn have announced that a multiplayer trial for the game, which lets players play the multiplayer for the game for an unlimited time for as long as the trial lasts, will be available starting November 30 for EA Access and Origin Access members, and on December 2 for everyone else.


In this multiplayer demo, all post-launch maps, modes, and weapons will be free for all players. The trial will last until December 4, at which point you shall have to buy the game if you want to continue playing it- and I think most people who do play it will want to.

Titanfall 2 is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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Yakuza 6 Gets A Staggering 2 Hours Of Footage On PS4 Pro

Yakuza 6 isn’t much of a looker, but it manages to somehow look absolutely fantastic on the PlayStation 4 Pro, for which it will be enhanced, as these two hours of gameplay footage for it can attest to.The footage comes from the Japanese demo of the game being played on a Pro, uploaded by YouTube user motch51 , and it shows us the first half of chapter one, with a lot of side activities thrown into the mix and dramatically adding to the play time, too.


It’s actually surprising how good the game looks- I suppose it is also helped by not being bound by the constraints of the PS3, PSP, or PS Vita, which all Yakuza games so far have been (yes, this will be the first PS4 exclusive Yakuza game).

Yakuza 6 is due to launch soon exclusively on the PS4, but only in Japan- a release for the rest of the world has not been confirmed yet, but the game will likely be localized a couple of years down the line. By which point, I imagine Japan will be on Yakuza 9 or something.



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Sea of Thieves New Trailer Shows Us A World Beyond The Ships

Sea of Thieves‘ showings so far have largely focused on the ships in the game, with maybe a few cursory glances at the islands every now and then. Now, with this new video, Rare show us the outposts that can be found in the game’s world, as well as how players can build them- and at last, we get to see a world in this game beyond just the ships that we will admittedly be spending most of our time on.


The video stars Environment Artist Joe Bradford, and goes into detail about this mechanic. Plus, hey, we get to see more of Rare’s excellent and promising looking upcoming game- that alone is a good excuse to watch it.

Sea of Thieves will launch on Xbox One and on PCs running Windows 10 next year some time. You can watch the new trailer for the game below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.



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Pokemon Sun/Moon’s First Global Event Tasks Players With Catching 100 Million Pokemon

The very first Global Mission for Pokemon Sun/Moon is now live, and it tasks the players with the at first seemingly impossible task of catching 100 million Pokemon. You’d probably do a double take at that number and think it is massive, but it’s actually coming down to just 10 Pokemon per player of the game, given that Sun/Moon have apparently already shipped 10 million copies worldwide.


Players will have until December 12 to meet this goal. If they manage to accomplish this, players will win up to 2,000 Festival Coins, and even if the mission is failed, all participants will be gifted with 100 coins just for trying. This is an easy way to earn Festival Coins and upgrade the Festival Plaza, and it ties in, probably, with your standard style of playing Pokemon too, so go at it.

Pokemon Sun/Moon are available right now on Nintendo 3DS worldwide. They are an excellent, excellent game, and the best performing title of 2016.

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Titanfall 2 Angel City Patch Now Live, Titan Kits and In-Game Store Added

Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 has received its first free content update with Angel City, a popular map from the first Titanfall. The map is available early to those who pre-ordered the game and it will be unlocked on December 2nd for everyone else.


There’s an Angel City 24/7 playlist currently available and it will stay “as long as it remains popular” but apparently it’s possible to invite non-pre-order consumers if they happen to be on the same network as you.

The patch adds other substantial new things like new Titan Kits – such as Ronin’s Phase Reflex allowing it to phase out of danger when doomed or Ion’s Refraction Lens which splits the Splitter Rifle’s beam into five parts – and an in-game store for purchasing cosmetics. Other options include newer control settings for game pad users, an FOV slider and the usual round of bug fixes.

What are your thoughts on the new patch and on Angel City’s return? Let us know in the comments.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chris Gilham

Final Fantasy 15 Launch Trailer Invites You To ‘Ride Together’

Final Fantasy 15 is finally out today, ending a ten year long journey to its release- and the game seems to have mostly been worth the wait, with our own review calling it one of the best and most progressive Final Fantasy games yet. Now, to ensure that the legions of Final Fantasy fans worldwide are on board with the newest game, Square Enix have released a brand new trailer to commemorate the game’s launch, inviting everyone to come ‘ride together’ with Noctis and his friends.


You can check out the trailer below- this is the culmination of the long story that began with the announcement of Final Fantasy Versus 13 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive ten years ago. Now, we finally get to play this game.

Final Fantasy 15 is available now on Xbox One and PS4, with some PlayStation VR specific modes and PS4 Pro specific enhancements also being offered for the game.



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Skylanders Franchise Possible Cancelled Due To Lower Sales - Report

Just a couple of years ago, the Toys to Life genre was one of the biggest ones on the market, making big bucks numbering in the billions on an annual basis. Since then, Disney Infinity has been cancelled, Warner Bros.’ LEGO Dimensions has failed to take off, and Amiibo sales are no longer the kind of lightning in a bottle that they were- and now, the vanguard of the genre, Skylanders, which created the genre to begin with, may be due for a cancellation too.


This report comes from Unseen64, well known for their analyses and dissections of canceled games and behind the scenes reports of the going ons in the industry. The report states that franchise developer Toys for Bob are still awaiting word on their next project, with Skylanders 2017 having been canceled altogether.

The suspension of the franchise may have to do with the declining sales of the series- Imaginators was a dramatic step down from Supercharged, which itself was a step down from the previous games. While we await official word on this, let’s hope that the studios involved in the development of these games make it through unscathed.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Season Pass Reveals Upcoming Content

Ubisoft has announced a new season pass for Rainbow Six: Siege, it’s tactical multiplayer FPS, and this will be for upcoming content in Year 2. You can purchase the pass for £24.99 and £23.99 on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store respectively and it’s assumed that these content updates will begin rolling out in 2017.


The content will include 8 new Operators across four seasons, 8 exclusive headgear customizations, 8 exclusive uniform customizations, 600 R6 credits for purchasing in-game content and an R6 Carbon Charm. Perks for VIPs include 7 days early access to each season’s Operators, a 10 percent discount for the in-game shop, 5 percent boost to Renown (the currency used to unlock Operators) and 2 extra daily challenges. The VIP bonuses will last till February 7th 2018.

It should be noted that all Operators can be acquired without purchasing the Season Pass and new maps will be available to all. However, season pass holders will avail of other benefits in the process. Also note that the Year 1 season pass won’t be available after today. If you want all of the previously released updates unlocked and ready to go, then you’ll need to pick it up now.

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Chris Gilham

The Last Guardian Review Embargo Lifts December 5

After the excruciatingly long wait for The Last Guardian, we’re starting to see the game hit all kinds of milestones. Late last month the title finally went Gold, meaning it was very close to ready to be slapped on discs and shipped out.


Earlier this week, the website Opencritic.com put up a timer that is counting down to when the game’s review embargo is going to be lifted. The timer is counting down to the morning of December 5 and after that time period, we’ll be able to see whether or not The Last Guardian is living up to the hype, at least as far as the critics are concerned.

Those who have been following the saga of this game know it appeared to be all but dead a number of times. Turns out it wasn’t dead after all. Now we just have to wait and see if it does indeed live up to the excitement that is surrounding its release. The Last Guardian hits the PS4 exclusively next month.

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Chris Gilham

Destiny Weekly Reset: Abomination Heist Nightfall, Heroic Strike Modifiers And More

The weekly reset has come and gone in Destiny: Rise of Iron, the expansion that didn’t quite last in the game that never really got going, and that means new modifiers on pre-existing activities. The Nightfall this week is The Abomination Heist, a Year One Strike brought into Year Three. The modifiers include Epic, Berserk, Specialist, Juggler and Chaff. This can be particularly annoying given the enemies swarming you and the lack of a radar. Coupled with the lack of any flinch on enemies and it will take a bit of patience to finish.


SIVA Crisis Heroic Strike modifiers are admittedly better with Heroic, Arc Burn, Catapult and Chaff. Bladedancers with Skip Grenades, Stormcallers with Storm Grenades and Strikers with Lightning Grenades will have a field day, though beware of the Fallen and Hive’s melees.

As for this week’s challenge mode in Wrath of the Machine, it’s Vosik. What are your thoughts on this week’s activities? Let us know below.

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Chris Gilham

Marvel vs. Capcom 4 in Development, Announcement at PSX – Rumour

Marvel vs. Capcom, the much-loved and wildly irreverent crossover fighting game, apparently has a sequel in development. According to Polygon, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 will be revealed at the PlayStation Experience taking place from December 3rd to 4th, coinciding with a tournament for Street Fighter 5.


Given how Street Fighter 5 was announced exclusively for PS4 and PC, could Marvel vs. Capcom 4’s announcement at PSX mean a similar predicament? We did see its predecessor on Xbox 360 and PS3 so it would be a bummer. But regardless, that the game itself is a thing would be amazing.

As for other information, it seems that Capcom will focus on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters with Ant-Man and Groot seeming likely. Though the X-Men will be featured, Magneto and Wolverine apparently won’t be featured.

Would you like to see Marvel vs. Capcom 4 this weekend? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for live coverage of the event this Saturday.

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