ARK’s Evolution Event is now live (2x taming, harvesting, and XP)

ARK's Evolution Event is now live (2x taming, harvesting, and XP) 1

ARK: Survival Evolved will be having its usual Evolution Event this weekend. The event will run from now until 9/16. As of this writing, there’s currently 2 days and 19 hours remaining. The weekend event allows all players on the Official ARK Network to loot extra goodies. This time, players will get 2x taming, 2x … Read more ARK’s Evolution Event is now live (2x taming, harvesting, and XP)

EA and Origin subs can now play Anthem

EA and Origin subs can now play Anthem 2

BioWare has confirmed that their latest offering Anthem will be joining EA and Origin Access. Players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to play the game as long as they’re subscribers. The standard edition (SE) will be available to all membership tiers. But the Legion of Dawn edition requires the higher tier. … Read more EA and Origin subs can now play Anthem

Here’s how to unlock your Overwatch Baptiste skin and sprays

Here's how to unlock your Overwatch Baptiste skin and sprays 3

A new Overwatch skin for Baptiste has been released by Blizzard, and you can earn this skin for free. All you’ll need to do is participate in the Reunion Challenge to snag this limited time skin. The event runs from now until 7/1, and you’ll unlock the skin by fulfilling the requirements: Arise as the … Read more Here’s how to unlock your Overwatch Baptiste skin and sprays

Xbox One’s final batch of backward-compatible games released; Too Human free

Xbox One backward compatibility batch revealed. This is it.

Xbox One will be ending its backwards compatibility soon, and Microsoft has released the final batch of supported games. The list will add a total of 23 new games to the backwards-compatible list, alongside 8 games that’ll be getting Xbox One X enhanced updates. Just quickly glancing at the list brings some nostalgic memories to … Read more Xbox One’s final batch of backward-compatible games released; Too Human free

Steal double experience on Apex Legends this weekend

apex legends double XP

Apex Legends will be having a double XP weekend right before E3 2019. Their official Twitter account made the news earlier today. Players can earn double XP and Battle Pass progression over the weekend. The event ends on Monday, so you can grab double experience all weekend on Apex Legends. They’ll also have a special … Read more Steal double experience on Apex Legends this weekend

Shenmue 3 won’t be coming to Xbox One, Deep Silver confirms

Shenmue 3 on Xbox One? Nope.

Shenmue 3 fans who are expecting the game to be brought to the Xbox One will be disappointed. After some digging around, Twitter user Warrior64 found that an Xbox One asset was on the source code for the preorder page. Even though the Xbox One logo was on the page, Deep Silver came out and … Read more Shenmue 3 won’t be coming to Xbox One, Deep Silver confirms

Sea of Solitude releases July 5 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

sea of solitude details

Sea of Solitude has been confirmed to be getting a July 5 release date. The game from EA Originals’ Jo-Mei Games will be coming out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 soon. EA and Jo-Mei Games will roll out on July 5 with a price tag of $19.99. Jo-Mei is an EA company that develops … Read more Sea of Solitude releases July 5 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Ninja Gaiden 3, Trials Evolution available on Xbox One

Trials Rising and Ninja Gaiden 3 are now backwards compatible on Xbox One.

Trials Rising and Ninja Gaiden 3 are now backwards compatible on Xbox One. Microsoft has announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be available on Xbox One, however, the game won’t be enhanced for Xbox One X devices- unlike Ninja Gaiden 2. Ninja Gaiden 2 was an Xbox 360-exclusive and Razor’s Edge wasn’t, so … Read more Ninja Gaiden 3, Trials Evolution available on Xbox One

Notch wasn’t invited to the Minecraft anniversary event

Minecraft has been out for nearly a decade now, and Notch, the original creator of the game, won't be seen at the anniversary event for the game.

Minecraft has been out for nearly a decade now, and Notch, the original creator of the game, won’t be seen at the anniversary event for the game. Markus Persson, AKA Notch, was the founder of Mojang and original creator of the game. The world’s favorite block-building game of all time will be holding its 10 … Read more Notch wasn’t invited to the Minecraft anniversary event

Realm Royale public beta on PS4/Xbox One; Hi-Rez wants to resurrect game

Realm Royale public beta on PS4/Xbox One; Hi-Rez wants to resurrect game 4

Hi-Rez Studios is finally making the Realm Royale beta on consoles public. Now anyone can get a taste of the battle royale that’s completely free to play. While a lot of folks will easily mark this off as another cheap Fortnite clone, the game does have some addicting gameplay to it and makes a decent alternative to … Read more Realm Royale public beta on PS4/Xbox One; Hi-Rez wants to resurrect game

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will have cross-platform play

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will have cross-platform play 5

The new Power Rangers game, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is going to be released on PC and consoles soon. The game will be a fighter and is being developed by nWay, which is also the same studio behind Power Ranger: Legacy Wars. The game will have new and classic Power Rangers and villains … Read more Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid will have cross-platform play

Microsoft patents new trigger designs for Xbox One controller

Microsoft patents new trigger designs for Xbox One controller 6

Patents coming from Microsoft are now suggesting that new features and improvements to the Xbox One controller may be in the works. Even though this has nothing to do with the Xbox 2 or the PS5 both speculated to release in 2020, Microsoft isn’t done playing with the Xbox One yet. After seeing an original VCR … Read more Microsoft patents new trigger designs for Xbox One controller

Donut County confirmed for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Donut County confirmed for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch 7

Donut County has been confirmed to be coming to Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. After a positive reception for Ben Esposito’s indie title, the game seemed to have put everyone in a trance and uplifted their spirits who played it on the PC and PS4 (and mobile). Now Xbox One and Switch owners will be … Read more Donut County confirmed for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Microsoft releasing (another) Xbox One refresh Spring 2019; Disc-less, $100 cheaper

Microsoft releasing (another) Xbox One refresh Spring 2019; Disc-less, $100 cheaper 8

A report released earlier today claims that Microsoft is working on a new disc-less Xbox One console in 2019 by Thurrott. This would be the third console refresh for the Xbox One so far, with the original being the Xbox One, followed the Xbox One S, then the Xbox One X. Do we really need that many refreshes? Why not just make the next-gen Xbox and compete with the PS5, which has already garnered some attention with its (finally) backward compatible emulation.

There hasn’t been any solid confirmation regarding this from the big M, but the report details show that the console will release sometime next year and not allow users to insert any physical discs into the Xbox. Microsoft is also releasing a new “disc to digital” program that allows users to turn the physical discs magically into a digital format. Well, not actual magic is involved in the process. It’s just swapping a code at specific retailers.

Why would Microsoft be doing this when they could just release the next Scarlett console? The report states that they want to lower the price of a new console by $100 due to no disc drive. But would people still want to buy this current-gen when they can go next-gen? We’ll have to see.

The report also states:

“The company also has a revised Xbox One S SKU that is targeted for later in the year that focuses solely on cost reduction but does feature a disc-drive for those who still prefer the traditional way to buy your games.”

Microsoft still hasn’t decided on whether Scarlett will come with disc drives or not, but a decision will be made “shortly.” right now, the disc-less Xbox One will arrive Spring 2019 and is already in production according to the report. Then again, we haven’t heard news from many other media outlets so this could be a dud entirely. We’ll find out soon enough.

Source: DualShockers.

Subnautica confirmed for PS4; Xbox One gets a full release (V1.0)

Subnautica confirmed for PS4; Xbox One gets a full release (V1.0) 9

Subnautica has been confirmed for the PS4 and the release date has been announced in a news post on the game’s official page. While PC and Xbox One owners can already experience this amazing title, PS4 players have been shut out- until now.

Subnautica has garnered plenty of media attention and received positive praise for its gameplay, which is mainly an underwater survival game. The game has players finding themselves in an alien world after escaping from a sinking ship with an escape pod.

Players then have to explore, collect, build, and attempt to get rescued with the game’s storyline. The game is a survival game at its core with a basic storyline that tells the lore of the game and is mostly communicated via radio transmissions.

Although the game isn’t an endless exploration title, it sure does feel like it when you’re playing it for the first time. As you wander farther from your pod, you’ll start to encounter some deep underwater caves and creatures that lurk where light can’t even shine. You’ll have to build up the tech tree in order to explore dangerous areas.

Subnautica has been received plenty of positive feedback for being a game that’ll immerse you into its world and is plenty scary with its creatures- even though it’s not regarded as a horror game. There have been many content updates from the developer (for free) Unknown Worlds Entertainment based on community feedback.

The game is currently only available for PC, but PlayStation owners will be able to snag a copy of Subnautica next month on December 4, 2018. Developer Unknown Words Entertainment said they plan for this release date given that no delays take place:

“We’re very confident we will hit December 4th, but we can never be 100% sure of any date, ever. Game development is a wild ride. Unexpected issues could still cause a last minute delay. If something happens, we will keep you updated.”

Subnautica for PS4 will be available digitally on the PS Store and on physical disks for collectors. North American players should see discs in major retailers on the release date. European players will have to wait for just a tad for the physical disc to be released on December 7, 2018.

The game will also get the much-anticipated Below Zero standalone expansion at a later date for the PC. As for the Xbox One and PS4, it’s currently unconfirmed whether or not the expansion will be rolling out on the platform.

Subnautica is currently released as a full game for PC and in early access for Xbox One. The PS4 and Xbox One will both be getting a physical disc or digital download on the same date- December 4, 2018. Xbox One owners will get a full update to the full 1.0 release on launch day. PS4 owners will get the complete game.

The developer is also “super excited” about this upcoming console game release for PS4:

“This is going to be Unknown World’s first console release. We are traditionally a PC game developer. So we are super nervous, and super excited. We are thankful to Panic Button & Gearbox Publishing for working with us to bring Subnautica to PlayStation.”

PS4 players can now get immersed in the horrifying, yet beautiful experience that is underwater with Subnautica. If you haven’t played the game before and want to check out some more details, you can head over to Steam. The game retails for $24.99 at the time of this writing. Xbox One owners can get it on the Microsoft Store for the same MSRP. PS4 players will likely pay the same price (or get a steep discount on launch, as the dev is known to do).

Here’s the official post from Unknown Worlds:

“The wait is nearly over. Subnautica is coming to PlayStation 4 on December 4th, 2018. You will be able to buy Subnautica digitally or on a physical disk. If you are in Europe, physical disk sales will start three days later, on December 7th.

Want a reminder on launch day? Sign up to the Subnautica Playstation newsletter, and we will email you the moment Subnautica is available.

It’s important we be honest about dates. We’re very confident we will hit December 4th, but we can never be 100% sure of any date, ever. Game development is a wild ride. Unexpected issues could still cause a last minute delay. If something happens, we will keep you updated.

This is going to be Unknown World’s first console release. We are traditionally a PC game developer. So we are super nervous, and super excited. We are thankful to Panic Button & Gearbox Publishing for working with us to bring Subnautica to PlayStation.

Thank you to everyone that pushed us to release on PlayStation. Your tweets, emails, and other messages were instrumental in bringing about the decision to bring Subnautica to consoles. We are grateful for your patience as we have navigated the unfamiliar waters of PlayStation development.

Come launch day, we will need your help to spread the word that Subnautica is available on PlayStation. If you want to share the news, follow @SubnauticaPS on Twitter, Subnautica Playstation on Facebook, and sign up to the Subnautica Playstation newsletter.

– Unknown Worlds

Tropico 4 and Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

Tropico 4 and Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility list 10

This month will ring in two new titles for the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list. The two titles are pretty random and have no logical reasoning behind them- at least from a consumer’s perspective.

Usually, when games join the list, there’s some logic to it. For instance, last week’s additions were the entire Crysis series going backward compatible on the Xbox One. And the week before that, the older Tomb Raider games were added.

But this week, Xbox gets Tropico 4 and LEGO Star WarsII: The Original Trilogy. If either of these games tickle your fancy, you can now play them on your Xbox One as they’re the newest games to join the party of backward compatible games.

LEGO Star Wars II joins the LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, which was already part of the list and makes no logical sense. Tropico 4 marks the first Xbox 360 era Tropico game that’s been added to the Xbox One.

Regardless, Microsoft has been coming through with its Xbox One Backward Compatilbity list, which is leagues ahead of Sony. This may be why Sony is filing for backward compatibility via emulation for the next-gen PS5.

 

 

The prototype of Cuphead is nothing like the one you know today

The prototype of Cuphead is nothing like the one you know today 11

On the Cuphead official Twitter account, developers released some early artwork of the game’s development. They tweeted a short clip of the game as a prototype which would eventually evolve into Cuphead– the modern platformer with old-school animation (and a very difficult gameplay style).

After watching the short tweet, the prototype has little-to-no similarities to the final Cuphead we all know and love (and hate). The only things that even look remotely related to the final product are the giant bosses. Developing a game is typically a reserved process unless it’s a crowdfunded sort of project. The process is always interesting to document especially if it’s an indie title that went viral.

Cuphead is one of them. The game sold over 3M copies and was released on Xbox One and PC. The first upcoming DLC is about to be released sometime in 2019, so the game is still going. Plans to expand the game to other consoles is still unconfirmed at this point in time.

Devil May Cry 5 will run at 4K and 60 frames per second

Devil May Cry 5 will run at 4K and 60 frames per second 12

Devil May Cry 5‘s Matt Walker of Capcom just confirmed that the next-gen game will run at a smooth 4K 60FPS.

Many fans will be stoked. Running this visual glory at a smooth 60FPS for that silky-smooth and enjoyable experience would be amazing for fans of the long-running series. Now, it’s really coming this March 2019.

But the catch is that it really depends on what system you get the game on.

PS4 Pro owners won’t be able to play it native 4K. Capcom will be using the checkerboarding to upscale the resolution to 4K. But the 60FPS is true 60FPS. Combine that with upscaled 4K means a smooth, visually applying (just judging by the screenshots so far), and glorious gameplay experience. Whether or not DMC5 will offer a “performance” or “visuals” preference toggle is still unknown at this point in time. So basically, DMC5 will be PS4 Pro enhanced.

Xbox One owners have less information to go on at this point. It may get the same upscaled 4K, but the Xbox One X is already more than capable of running it at native 4K with 60FPS. At this point, we’ll have to only speculate that native 4K with 60 frames per second will be offered for the Xbox One X console, granted that the system has no issue handling the game.

PC players will likely get the naive 4K resolution with 60FPS (to no surprise).

Devil May Cry 5 rolls out March of 2019 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

DayZ coming to Xbox One and PS4 in 2018

DayZ is coming to consoles in 2018.

DayZ is coming to Xbox One and PS4 in 2018.

The dev team behind DayZ, Bohemia Interactive, has confirmed it on a Twitter post. They stated:

“Yes! Coming to Xbox Game Preview at some point this year, we’re not sure about PS4 yet, but we’ll release there too, eventually – just don’t know when yet.”

It’ll be coming to both PS4 and Xbox One, but the ETA is unknown other than that it’ll be some time this year in 2018. So for those who are fans of the popular zombie survival shooter, get your weapons locked and loaded for some zombie-blasting gameplay!

The release for Xbox One isn’t anything new. It’s already been hinted at way back in 2014 with the game’s creator Dean Hall stating that wanted to get the game on consoles.

In 2017, lead producer Eugen Harton stated that it’ll finally be out of early access in 2018 and it’ll also be on consoles as well.

Although the game has been in early access since the launch back in 2013, the game still has a player base- though it may not be increasing. Perhaps with a console launch, it’ll bring some players back into the game. The game is currently rated as “mixed” on Steam overall with “mostly negative” reviews recently. It looks like the devs have a lot of work of to do if they want to bring this game back.

Image via Steam.