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  • Shawn Zipay
    PlayStation Plus Games for October 2022
    by Shawn Zipay
    Three pretty good titles await you in October.

    Sony announced the PlayStation Plus games that you, dear PlayStation Plus subscriber, will get to add to your account in October 2022. Revealed on the PlayStation Blog are three games that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners will get. Those games are Hot Wheels Unleashed, Injustice 2, and Superhot.

    These three games will be available to download or add to your account starting on October 4. You will have from then until...
    09-28-2022, 03:14 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Wild Hearts is a New Hunting Game from EA and Koei Tecmo
    by Shawn Zipay
    You will be hunting some very big game.

    We finally have some more details on that "hunting game" that EA and Koei Tecmo pre-announced earlier this month. Wild Hearts is being billed as "the first AAA hunting experience for a new generation." It's apparently rather far along in development already as the release date is set for February 17, 2023 and will be out on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and on PC through Origin, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.
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    09-28-2022, 02:39 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Skull and Bones is Delayed Again
    by Shawn Zipay
    Stop me if you've heard this one before.

    Ubisoft just announced that Skull and Bones has been delayed. Yes, again. Despite recently receiving an ESRB rating and despite a recent release date announcement, the game has been pushed back into 2023.

    The firm* release date is now March 9, 2023. The reason given is the usual statement about how the team is hard at work polishing and balancing the game ahead of launch and wouldn't you know it? They just need some more time....
    09-28-2022, 01:39 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Teen Arrested in Connection with Rockstar Games Hack, Pleads Not Guilty
    by Shawn Zipay
    The suspect has plead not guilty but continues to be held due to breaching bail conditions.

    This past weekend, a suspect was arrested in connection with the recent data breaches at both Uber and Rockstar Games. The individual is responsible for the over 90 clips of Grand Theft Auto 6 in-development gameplay that made their way online last week. The suspect also claims to have obtained at least some source code for Grand Theft Auto 5 at the same time.

    Over the weekend,...
    09-28-2022, 12:30 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Take-Two Cancels Partnership with Outriders Developer People Can Fly
    by Shawn Zipay
    This split comes after People Can Fly has spent two years developing their new title.

    Outriders developer, People Can Fly, announced that they and their current (now previous) publishing partner, Take-Two, are parting ways. Take-Two was set to publish People Can Fly's upcoming game which is currently codenamed Project Dagger.

    People Can Fly posted the news on their own website earlier today. In the announcement, they say that they received a letter from Take-Two talking...
    09-27-2022, 06:08 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Intel Announces October Launch for 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs
    by Shawn Zipay
    The announcement comes just a day after AMD released their new processors.

    During their Intel Vision Event, Intel announced that their 13th Gen "Raptor Lake" CPUs will be released starting on October 20, 2022. Much like 2021's Alder Lake (12th Gen), Raptor Lake will again utilize a blend of performance (P-Cores) and efficiency (E-Cores) cores. Raptor Lake will make use of the new Z790 chipset, but it seems as though those with Z690 boards will still be fine to upgrade....
    09-27-2022, 05:48 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Rick Sanchez Now Available in MultiVersus
    by Shawn Zipay
    Utilize the power of science to take on all challengers.

    Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty fame was just added to the roster of MultiVersus today. Rick is part of Season 1 for MultiVersus and is considered to be a Mage class character. His moveset makes use of various scientific inventions and tools.

    A new gameplay trailer for Rick shows that he attacks enemy combatants with a chargeable blaster. Plus, he can teleport around using a portal gun, traverse in the air with a...
    09-27-2022, 04:43 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    The Finals - Alpha Playtest and New Destruction Filled Trailer
    by Shawn Zipay
    Battlefield veterans showcase their new game that is full of destruction.

    The Finals is an upcoming free-to-play game in development by Embark Studios. This is the same studio made up of some former Battlefield series veterans that are also working on another free-to-play shooter called Arc Raiders. While Arc Raiders is far more of a sci-fi co-op style title, The Finals is more over the top extraction-focused competitive multiplayer action.

    The basic premise behind The...
    09-27-2022, 03:31 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection Released on Switch
    by Shawn Zipay
    Now you can change history on the go.

    Nintendo Switch owners can now play through both the original Life is Strange game and its prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm. This is thanks to today's release of Life is Strange Arcadia Bay Collection, which is available now for $39.99 (USD).

    Today's release on Switch is the remastered version for both titles. It has some updated visuals and upgraded animations. It's also been "optimized specifically for the Nintendo...
    09-27-2022, 02:54 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    A Plague Tale: Requiem - New Story Trailer
    by Shawn Zipay
    New narrative elements revealed in this new story focused trailer.

    Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment just revealed a brand-spanking-new trailer for A Plague Tale: Requiem today. This new trailer shares with you some new narrative elements from the game, so maybe don't watch this if you want to go into the game completely blind. In fact, maybe don't read the rest of this news story either considering there will be text that talks about the content in the trailer below. There are...
    09-27-2022, 02:12 PM
  • cikame
    Reply to Atlus is Suing Fans for Reviving a Long Dead MMO
    by cikame
    I know it's more complicated than this, but the idea of suing for damages because people were able to play your game is funny.
    09-27-2022, 06:50 AM
  • K-16
    Reply to First Full Trailer for The Last Of Us HBO Series
    by K-16
    DAMN she's got a big forehead!
    09-26-2022, 09:21 PM
  • K-16
    Reply to E3 2023 Dated for June 13
    by K-16
    Will there be influencer hosts?
    09-26-2022, 09:17 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Atlus is Suing Fans for Reviving a Long Dead MMO
    by Shawn Zipay
    Game preservation be damned.

    At least two fans of the long-dead MMO Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine are being sued by Atlus over copyright infringement. As first spotted by MarshSMT on Twitter, the fans that were trying to revive the MMO that Atlus shut down back in May 2016. A revived fan server first went live in late 2020 by people going by the online handles of Rekuiemu Games and COMP_Hack.

    As part of their lawsuit, Atlus is claiming that the website used for the MMO's...
    09-26-2022, 05:06 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Battlefield 2042 Update 2.1 Arrives on Tuesday
    by Shawn Zipay
    This update will include the reworked version of Renewal among other things.

    The changelog for the upcoming Update 2.1 for Battlefield 2042 was just revealed. This update is slated to go live on Tuesday, September 27 at 8AM (UTC) or 4AM (ET) for those in the States.

    Update 2.1 will introduce the reworked version of Renewal, which we first got a good look at back in August. It was at that same time where we learned that the rework of Orbital will be next in line for release....
    09-26-2022, 03:27 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Silent Hill: The Short Message Rated in Korea
    by Shawn Zipay
    Get your hopes up. Go on, do it!

    It looks like a new Silent Hill game is coming! Maybe? Something called Silent Hill: The Short Message was recently given a rating in South Korea.

    The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea gave a rating (via Gematsu) to this still unannounced Silent Hill project. The publisher is listed as UNIANA, which apparently is a regular publisher for Konami's titles in Korea.

    That's really all we know right now about this...
    09-26-2022, 02:32 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    E3 2023 Dated for June 13
    by Shawn Zipay
    The dates for E3 2023 have been announced.

    With a resounding and enthusiastic "ok," the dates have been revealed for E3 2023. Those dates marking the expo's long awaited return will be June 13th through the 16th.

    E3 2023 will once again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center for an in-person, super spreader extravaganza! There will be some partnered pre-show events starting on June 11, as per usual. The actual event will begin on the 13th.

    Things...
    09-26-2022, 01:32 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    First Full Trailer for The Last Of Us HBO Series
    by Shawn Zipay
    The first full trailer is finally here.

    Finally, after a couple of teases here and there plus the big cast reveals, we finally have our first longer trailer for The Last of Us HBO series. HBO released the trailer as part of today's Last of Us Day celebrations.

    The trailer, which should be viewable below, includes our first good look at the Clickers, various locations throughout the United States, a look at some of the major characters, and even a look at the very memorable...
    09-26-2022, 01:04 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Madden NFL 23 Pack Strike
    by Shawn Zipay
    Streamers and fans are calling for a boycott against MUT pack purchases.

    A story from Polygon sheds light on what fans and streamers for Madden NFL 23 are calling a "Pack Strike." Through the power of social media and Twitch, the hashtag #PACKSTRIKE started to gain momentum earlier this week. It began when the biggest Madden streamers and "influencers" said that they are not going to purchase premium currency for use in Madden Ultimate Team (MUT).

    Their...
    09-23-2022, 03:35 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    First Mario Movie Trailer to be Shown at New York Comic-Con
    by Shawn Zipay
    Hello all. It is I, Mario. Wahoo.

    The very first trailer for the upcoming Mario movie starring Chris Pratt in the titular role, will be shown at next month's New York Comic-Con. The announcement was made on Twitter via the official New York Comic-Con account.

    The first teaser trailer will be shown at the convention. Specifically, it will air at 4PM (ET) on October 6. Those in attendance will get to see the trailer only if you are in view of the Empire Stage at that time....
    09-23-2022, 12:32 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Valve Launches New Steam Charts Page
    by Shawn Zipay
    Want to know what the most-played and top-selling games are on Steam?

    Valve just launched a new feature for Steam that they're calling Steam Charts. This is not to be confused with the already existing third-party site, Steam Charts.

    In a new Steam blog post, Valve details what Steam Charts is all about. In short, it's an updated version of the old "Stats" section on Steam. Now, the new Charts page will give you a better look at what the hottest games are on...
    09-22-2022, 05:48 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Overwatch 2 Framerate Cap Upped to 600 FPS
    by Shawn Zipay
    This is all due to the power of the upcoming RTX 4090.

    When Overwatch 2 comes out, you will be able to run it at 600 FPS if you want (and can). This is apparently thanks to Nvidia teaming up with Blizzard on Nvidia Reflex support for Overwatch 2, which subsequently allowed the studios to increase the cap. The two companies are taking that slow and pathetic 400 FPS cap from the first Overwatch and cranking it up another 200 FPS.

    Nvidia confirmed that framerates of over...
    09-22-2022, 05:03 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Cyberpunk 2077 Sees Massive Player Surge
    by Shawn Zipay
    The surge can probably be most attributed to the new anime.

    Cyberpunk 2077 came out at the tail end of 2020. It was met with some less than favorable reviews from critics and even worse reviews by fans. It was buggy and a lot of the mechanics simply felt incomplete. Plus, the less said about the last-gen release the better. CD Projekt Red has been working on bringing the game up to snuff in the months since and it seems like their efforts are finally starting to pay off for some....
    09-22-2022, 04:17 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Offensive Messages Sent in Children's MMO Not from Disgruntled Employee
    by Shawn Zipay
    The messages were coming from outside the building!

    Last week, the typically kid friendly MMO called Wizard101 turned into a real minefield of vulgar server messages. Players that were online on Friday, September 16 saw several server-wide messages that included jokes, swearing, and even complaints about the poor pay at developer KingsIsle. That fact that only KingsIsle staff should have access to this broadcast system and the messages about poor pay led many to believe that the messages...
    09-22-2022, 03:46 PM
  • Shawn Zipay
    Cheat Maker is Countersuing Bungie
    by Shawn Zipay
    The countersuit claims Bungie violated DMCA.

    Cheat maker and provider AimJunkies has filed a countersuit against Destiny 2 developer Bungie. This is just the latest step in a long-running legal battle between Bungie and cheat producers such as AimJunkies. This particular tale began in 2021 when Bungie filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against AimJunkies.

    That lawsuit was dismissed just this April. The ruling judge said that Bungie had failed to prove AimJunkies infringed...
    09-21-2022, 03:16 PM
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