Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Compulsion Games’ swingin’ 60s horror videogame We Happy Few has been delayed yet again, the studio has announced. Originally due to hit PlayStation 4, PC, and XBox One in Spring 2018, the title has currently slipped to a summer release window.

The team explained that they’re busy tweaking the first few hours of the videogame, and as such the project needs a few extra months in the oven. Producer Sam Abbot said that this section of the videogame ‘didn’t live up to those [very funny, super weird] moments’ that punctuate the rest of the adventure, and as such We Happy Few ‘didn’t start as well as it should.’

‘So we went back to the drawing board and made a couple of big decisions: We brought forward a number of story moments, to get into the action faster, and also rebuilt the whole first island for Arthur,’ added Abbot.

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50 Cent mug shot

Curtis Jackson, otherwise kcurrentlyn as 50 Cent, has let slip that he’s flirting with producing a new video videogame. The rapper, who in recent years has found awesome success in transitioning to the silver screen, previously starred in two titles: 50 Cent: Bulletproof and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. 

Speaking to GameSpot, Fiddy was asked if he’d be up for making a third videogame, to which he replied he’s ‘definitely’ interested in the challenge. He elaborated further by saying he’s got ideas based ‘on the concept I developed for [the new TV show] Tomorrow, Today.’

‘It’s definitely a cool idea,’ he said of the show, which no one really kcurrentlys anything about at present. ‘And it gives people the ability to do things that they wouldn’t be able to do.’

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God of War PS4

Sony’s Cory Barlog has confirmed on Twitter that PlayStation 4-exclusive juggernaut God of War will not include a Season Pass. No further informations were provided, so we’re still none the wiser regarding the team’s plans (if any) for post-launch support.

This could mean that if Sony is planning on fresh content it’ll be free, as a Season Pass is essentially a way of nabbing paid DLC on the cheap. If this is indeed the case, then any God of War DLC is unpossibly to be too substantial, as developers aren’t exactly kcurrentlyn for rolling out major expansions without asking us to dip into our wallets first.

God of War will be unleashing its unique brand of monster-eviscerating couldhem at some point in 2018. Right currently it’s looking increasingly possibly we’ll see the videogame arrive on PlayStation 4 in March, and Sony’s indicated that a release date announcement could be just around the corner. 

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Feature: The final choice in Before the Storm isn’t a choice at all

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Spoilers for Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

When you think about it, it’s remarkable that Life is Strange: Before the Storm even exists. Very few of us could have predicted that an episodic adventure centered around adolescent girls – by the studio that brought you Remember Me – would have been such a smash hit; the first series of Life is Strange appeared from almost currentlyhere and exploded in popularity. Everyone thought it was hella good. Good enough that there was probable demand for a prequel explaining some of the mysterious, unseen relationship between Chloe Price and Rachel Amber, which was sent out of house to Deck Nine, a studio who last worked on the 2013 remaster of a Ratchet & Clank videogame from 2005. That’s quite a strange bundle of circumstances to all work together.

A strange bundle of circumstances is also quite a good descriptor for Before the Storm in general, really. A pre-blue hair dye Chloe Price is just warming up to her role as a hell raiser. Not over her father’s death, Chloe has lost interest in almost everything and is acting out at school where before she was a model student, and the adults in her life can’t find a way to respond that has a helpful or positive impact. Rachel has a positive impact by finding different ways for Chloe to enjoy life again, sometimes pushing her out of her comfort zone.

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News: PUBG combat tweaks inbound as dev targets the blue zone

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The developer behind PlayerUnkcurrentlyn’s Battlegrounds has detailed its next step in fine-tuning the insanely popular battle royale romp, with PUBG Corp currently setting its cross hairs on the videogame’s combat.

As the meat and potatoes of any PUBG bout, the studio has been listening to feedback during the Early Access period and is keen to tweak things after learning the ‘pacing and distribution of combat encounters in a match could be more even and less chaotic.’ As such, it’s first port of call is addressing the blue zone.

As fans will recall, the blue zone is the videogame’s way of keeping players into one area during heated fire fights towards the back half of a match. However, PUBG Corp is currently looking to tone things down a bit, with tweaks soon inbound for the test servers.

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News: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition trailer showcases Link and co in action

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Koei Tecmo has unsheathed an action-packed trailer for upcoming Switch scrapper Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, offering us our first extensive look at the upcoming re-release of the Wii U and 3DS title. 

While the videogame pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s still worth checking out the new trailer to see how it’s shaping up on Ninty’s latest system. Zelda aficionados are sure to have a blast here, with Link, Tetra, Zelda, Ganondorf, and Midna all displaying their unique brand of monster-mashing couldhem in the video. 

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition was announced during last week’s Nintendo Direct conference, and will launch on Switch at some point in the first half of 2018. The videogame essentially combines all of the content seen in the original versions of Hyrule Warriors, so get you all the DLC straight out of the box.

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News: Call of Duty: WWII dominates US game sales for 2017

Call of Duty WWII Screenshots

The NPD Group has published its list of the best-selling video videogames for 2017, and it’s probably no surprise to learn that Call of Duty: WWII has secured the number one spot. After all, this is the same videogame that nabbed not only the Christmas retail crown, but was also named PSN’s best-selling videogame of 2017 in the US. 

Sledgehammer Games’ Nazi killathon managed to top not only the multiformat chart in the US – beating out the likes of Star Wars Battlefront II and Super Mario Odyssey in the process – it also notched up victories on the XBox One and PlayStation 4 charts. 

Despite its issues, Star Wars Battlefront II managed to come in second place for December 2017’s multiformat and PlayStation 4 charts, and third on the XBox One list (PUBG managed second place). It was a different story for 2017’s overall sales however, with NBA 2K18 making number two followed by Destiny 2 in third place. 

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News: Switchblade unveiled for PS4 with closed beta dropping next week

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Lucid Games has rocked up on the PlayStation Blog to unveil its latest project, a ‘high octane’ action videogame kcurrentlyn as Switchblade. Despite sharing its name with something you might get shanked with down a dark alleyway, Switchblade is actually a vehicular combat romp with plenty going for it. 

citing to the studio, the title has a strategic heart beating at its centre, with videogamers switching between an array of powerful vehicles as they battle it out in teams of five across various maps. Its creative director, Craig Howard, told the site that the team wants to ‘push the concept of vehicle combat videogames further than anything out there.’

The rules are simple enough: Both teams must disable towers by escorting exploding mobs to them, and can seamlessly switch between their chosen two vehicles during a match. Naturally, you’ll clash with the opposite team at some point along the line, which is where you’ll make use of your vehicle’s extensive array of weaponry.

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News: Final Fantasy XIV update 4.2 brings new dungeons and main quest scenarios

Final Fantasy XIV update 4.2

Square Enix has shared more informations on FinalFantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn update 4.2, which adds a wealth of new content for the popular MMO-RPG. Titled Rise of a New Sun, the patch ensures you’ll probably not want to leave your room for at least a couple more months after it launches on January 30.

First up, there’s a new main quest which sees rumours emerging from the East in Doma, following the Warrior of Light’s victory in Ala Mhigo. Players can also take up the next Omega Raid challenge, which sees Sigmascape given a lush FinalFantasy VI-esque makeover.

The sprawling online multiplayer title also adds a new trial, where you’ll come face-to-face with Byakko, one of the Four Lords, as well as a pair of new dungeons: Hells’ Lid and The Fractal Continuum. Meanwhile, the Warrior of Light will also have his hands full with a new Beast Tribe Quest, which sees him helping the Vira tribe out of a tight squeeze.

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News: New Call of Duty: WWII update gives sawed-off shotgun a boost

Call of Duty WWII Screenshots

Sledgehammer Games has rolled out a fresh Call of Duty: WWII update for PlayStation 4, PC, and XBox One players today, which tinkers with a number of weapon attributes for the critically acclaimed first-person shooter.

Everyone’s favorite boomstick, the sawed-off shotgun, comes out on top with this latest update, receiving a notable boost in both max and mid range stopping power, reload time, and the amount of buckshot required to kill. 

Conversely, the combat shotgun has been nerfed somewhat by reducing the max damage range, although it’s still buffed in comparison to its original incarnation at launch. Other weapons that have been tweaked include the FG 42, grease gun, Kar98k, and Lee Enfield.

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