Ni no Kuni Sequel Confirmed by Developer Level-5
Other / 30. 6. 2019

In an interview with Japanese magazine Nikkei, translated and reported on by Dualshockers, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino confirmed that a new Ni no Kuni game is in the works, and will release sometime after the upcoming Ni no Kuni movie, which premiers on August 29 in Japan. Hino didn’t give many details beyond that, unfortunately, but did comment on how Level-5 is currently reviewing its development process, according to Dualshockers. Level-5’s recent  projects, Yo-kai Watch 4 and Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin, were both delayed. In the interview, Hino implied that Level-5 is aiming to regain the trust of its fanbase after these delays. Continue reading…

Here’s What Death Stranding Would Look Like As A PS1 Game
Other / 30. 6. 2019

Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding looks to be graphically impressive, but what if that same concept was translated into something more lo-fi? YouTuber Bearly Regal tested this idea by envisioning Death Stranding as a PS1 game. The result is several gameplay and cinematic scenes transformed into a PS1 era aesthetic, and it actually looks pretty cool. Take a look for yourself below. Click here to watch embedded media Death Stranding releases on November 8 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Read our humor piece where we let predictive text explain the meaning behind the game’s themes and story.

Last Day Of June Is Free On The Epic Games Store
Other / 30. 6. 2019

Last Day of June, a story-driven puzzle game from developer Ovosonico, is available for free on the Epic Games Store (it’s normally listed as $19.99 on the online retailer). Don’t wait too long, though — it’s only a freebie until July 4. This puzzle game puts you in the shoes of an elderly man who desperately wants to change a traumatic past event. Thanks to a bit of magic, he gets that opportunity, and you help him rearrange history through puzzles. You play through a time loop of that fateful day in hopes of creating a new future.  I reviewed Last Day of June when it released back in 2017, and thought it told an endearing story but was held back by its repetitive nature. You can read the entire review here.

Reports: Overwatch League to End GOATS Meta With New Role System
Other / 30. 6. 2019

According to multiple reports, Blizzard plans to effectively end the three tanks, three healers (or “GOATS) meta that has become the norm in most Overwatch League matches, and been a common complaint among viewers In an original report from Upcomer, the esports news site claimed that multiple sources it had within the Overwatch League had told them that Blizzard will implement a 2-2-2 role lock for teams starting in the league’s fourth stage starting July 25. Continue reading…

Server “congestion” remains after Final Fantasy 14 DDoS attacks
Other / 30. 6. 2019

Early access to Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Shadowbringers, went live earlier this week, but a significant DDoS attack on North American servers caused “extended waiting times” for players trying to get an early peek at the new content. The attack caused a number of access issues, including disconnections from the North America data center Worlds, difficulty logging in, and difficulty accessing, sending, and receiving data from NA data centers. “During the time below, we experienced network technical difficulties caused by DDoS attacks,” an update on the official Final Fantasy XIV website said (thanks, PC Gamer). “Players may have experienced the listed issues as a result, but we are happy to inform that the game can now be played as normal.” Read more

June 30th : New Preview Beta & Delta Ring 1907 Update (1907.190628-1920)
Other / 30. 6. 2019

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta & Delta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1907 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190718362.5047.190628-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_190718362.5047.190628-1920 Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/30/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 7/1/19   Fixes:   Home Fixed an issue where the background artwork for a game would not be displayed on the Home screen.   System Stability fixes to the system.   Known Issues:   Profile Color Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console. See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire Related:June 29th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1907 Update (1907.190628-1920)June 28th : New Preview Beta & Delta Ring 1907 Update (1907.190624-1923)June 28th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1907 Update (1907.190626-2006)

Summer Games Done Quick Raises A Record-Breaking $3 Million
Other / 30. 6. 2019

 Summer Games Done Quick, an annual speedrunning marathon, smashed records this year by fundraising a total of $3,006,188.87 from over 50,000 donors (donations are still open; this is the current amount at this time of writing).  The week-long event began last Sunday and concluded yesterday. The team had already achieved a whopping $1 million on Thursday, just four days in. Once $2 million was reached, it took only a few hours to get to $3 million.  In comparison, Summer Games Done Quick raised $2.1 million last year, which was a record up until now.  You can watch a behind-the-scenes video below which was uploaded on Games Done Quick’s YouTube channel.  Click here to watch embedded media Games Done Quick returns September 27-29 for Games Done Quick Express which occurs during TwitchCon. Funds will be raised for AbleGamers, to support disabled gamers and help bring more accessibility to the industry.