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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition delayed to Summer 2020

On Twitter, Square Enix has announced that they are delaying the release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle Remastered Edition for a second time. The title, which will be available on Android, iOS, the PS4, and the Nintendo Switch...
Sam Medley, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:27:00 +0100
Godfall, the PS5's first officially announced title (Image source: Sony)

Godfall, first official PS5 title, announced at The Game Awards

Sony showcased Counterplay Games' Godfall, the first official PS5 title, at The Game Awards. The reveal was near-concurrent with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Hellblade II reveals.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 14:21:00 +0100
Hellblade II features remarkable visuals (Image source: Microsoft)

First game announced for Xbox Series X: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Following the announcement of the Xbox Series X, Ninja Theory showcased Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, the first game officially announced for the platform. Photo-realistic trailer visuals have set expectations high for Microsoft's u...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:23:00 +0100
Welcome to the Xbox Series X, formerly known as Project Scarlett. (Source: Microsoft)

Say hello to the Xbox Series X, coming Holiday 2020

Microsoft just dropped a bomb on an unsuspecting global gaming community by unveiling the design of its next-generation console, previously known as Project Scarlett. The new console will comprise of more than one model and thus t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 06:23:00 +0100
Fortnite now allows for couch co-op. (Image: stock photo)

Local split-screen co-op comes to Fortnite on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Fortnite received an update today that introduces local split-screen multiplayer for Duos and Squads. The feature is currently only available on the PS4 and Xbox One. A few other features have been added as well, including a chang...
Sam Medley, Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:13:00 +0100
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is getting a PS4 remake this April. (Image via Capcom)

Sony announces Resident Evil 3 remake, Kingdom Heart III DLC, and more at State of Play

Sony announced a few new titles coming to the PlayStation 4 during its State of Play broadcast earlier today. A remake of Resident Evil 3 is coming to the console in April of 2020, a few existing titles are getting PS4 ports, and ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:01:00 +0100
World of Tanks 1.7 Anonymizer feature setting (Source: Own)

World of Tanks 1.7 comes with nickname anonymization, but no double-barreled tanks or better matchmaking

The update that was supposed to add a few high-tier dual-barreled tanks to the Russian tech tree sadly fails to do so, leaving the Anonymizer feature as the only big change for World of Tanks 1.7. However, Crew Directives — previo...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:15:00 +0100
The last BioShock game, BioShock Infinite, was released in 2013. (Image via 2K)

A new BioShock game is in development, but it will be "several years" before release

In a press release, developer 2K announced today that a new BioShock game is currently in development. However, the title (which has been in the works for 4 years at this point) won't be released for "several years."
Sam Medley, Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:28:00 +0100
The Xbox Lockhart is to the Xbox Anaconda as the Xbox One S All Digital Edition is to the Xbox One X. (Image source: Concept Creator)

Opinion | The Xbox Lockhart is to the Xbox Anaconda as the Xbox One S All Digital Edition is to the Xbox One X

The Xbox "Lockhart", the console with increasingly fewer features. Would you buy a console without a disc drive, along with a weaker GPU and less RAM than the main Project Scarlett console? What if you knew that it was capable of ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:51:00 +0100
All PlayStation 5 launch titles to be Sony exclusives? Yeah right! (Image source: Sony)

All PlayStation 5 launch titles to be Sony exclusives? Yeah right!

We unpack the rumour that the PlayStation 5's launch titles will be exclusive to Sony's next-generation console. We were sceptical, and you should be too.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 14:43:00 +0100
Xbox Scarlett might arrive as two SKUs (Image Source: Microsoft)

Developers aren't too enthused by supposed Xbox Lockhart variant with weaker GPU, less RAM

Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who spoke earlier about the Xbox Scarlett's alleged Lockhart variant, offers further details about the budget Scarlett SKU. If it's real, Lockhart may hit the market with less RAM and a weaker GPU. Will th...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:30:00 +0100
Phil Spencer is already enjoying his new XBox Scarlett "primary console." (Source: Dealer - Gaming on Youtube)

Microsoft's Xbox team leader Phil Spencer is already playing on the Xbox Scarlett next gen console

The latest tweet from Phil Spencer reveals that he is already enjoying a working Xbox Scarlett prototype, so it looks like the specs are almost finalized. Spencer also confirms that the upcoming console is backwards compatible wit...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 16:40:00 +0100
The Resident Evil 3 Remake could be announced later this month. (Image source: Eurogamer)

Leaked Resident Evil 3 remake images show new looks for Jill, Carlos, and Nemesis

Some artwork for a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake has been accidentally leaked onto the PlayStation Network. Although the game has not been officially announced yet, it has long been rumored, and it seems the new images confirm t...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:50:00 +0100
Former SIE CEO Ken Kutaragi and current SIE CEO Jim Ryan. (Image source: @PlayStation)

PlayStation news: Guinness World Record, PS5 pre-orders, no PS Vita 2 development

Sony has been awarded a Guinness World Record for having the best-selling home video console brand ever, just in time for the PlayStation’s 25th anniversary. Best Buy is now offering eager future PS5 purchasers the chance to be no...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:46:00 +0100
The two PS5 devkits seem to be joined by what could be a DualShock 5 controller. (Image source: @Alcoholikaust)

Leaked image of two PlayStation 5 devkits reveals prototype DualShock 5 controller

Another image of the PlayStation 5 devkit has been leaked, with two of the devices caught on camera this time around. While this latest picture confirms the design of the next-gen console devkits, there also seems to be a surprise...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 30 Nov 2019 23:29:00 +0100
The Lepow portable monitor. (Source: Lepow)

Deal | The Lepow FHD USB type C portable monitor is going on a 30% off sale

Lepow has announced a 30% discount on its portable monitor as of tomorrow (November 30, 2019). This product is a 15.6-inch display with a built-in stand-cover and dual speakers. It has USB type C and mini HDMI ports so as to be co...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 20:17:00 +0100
One-Netbook President Jack Wang and VP Jason Zeng have confirmed that the One-GX will debut next summer. (Image source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook confirms details of its GPD Win Max and Smach Z challenger ahead of Summer 2020 release

Earlier this year, One-Netbook teased the prospect of releasing a portable gaming PC. Now, in interviews with ITmedia and PCWatch, the Japanese company has detailed that the device will run on an Intel Tiger Lake-Y processor. It w...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:01:00 +0100
Diablo could replace Lilith as the main antagonist in a later Diablo IV expansion. (Source: Blizzard)

Blizzard shares more info on Diablo IV expansion packs

While the main Diablo IV story will be focusing on Lilith, but each expansion pack may come with a different antagonist. Diablo could make an appearance in later expansion packs, and some expansions will feature never-before-seen ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:51:00 +0100
Nvidia's G-Sync VRR standard is more widespread, yet AMD GPU users cannot currently benefit from it. (Source: Nvidia)

PS5 and Xbox Scarlett to benefit from upcoming Nvidia G-Sync support for AMD's GPUs

Nvidia GPUs already support AMD's FreeSync monitors, but AMD's GPUs are still not compatible with Nvidia's G-Sync screens. However, Nvidia recently unveiled that these issues are to be eliminated, as 2020 G-Sync screens will provi...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 16:29:00 +0100
Samsung NVMe SSDs like the 970 EVO Plus can reach read rates of 3,500 MB/s. (Image source: Samsung)

Business presentation slide suggests the NVMe SSD for the PlayStation 5 will come from Samsung

The Samsung SSD Forum that was recently held in Tokyo has possibly revealed a small clue about one of the most important components of the PlayStation 5: The SSD. One of the slides shown during the presentation clearly shows a Pla...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 Nov 2019 22:05:00 +0100
Not a PS5-related cartridge after all. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 game cartridge or external SSD? The truth can now be revealed

A Sony patent for a cartridge has been creating considerable speculation recently, with some believing the PlayStation 5 could come with a game cartridge slot while others opined the patent heralded the introduction of external SS...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:32:00 +0100
If Sony were smart, they would introduce an official Playstation 4 trade-in program to push Playstation 5 adoption rate

Opinion | If Sony were smart, they would introduce an official Playstation 4 trade-in program to push Playstation 5 adoption rate

How great would it be to be able to trade-in your OG Playstation 4 for an instant $75 off the Playstation 5? A Sony-run trade-up program for existing PS4 owners could make the inevitably high launch price of the PS5 easier to swal...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 21:18:00 +0100
Microsoft and Sony will battle it out again next year with the release of their next-generation consoles. (Image source: Wccftech)

PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Project Scarlett: Gaming performance is apparently better on Sony's next-generation console

Does in-game performance matter to you? If so, then the PlayStation 5 may have the edge over the Xbox Project Scarlett. However, do not necessarily expect Sony to be able to maintain this gap, though. The reality will likely be mo...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:50:00 +0100
Is Google Stadia dead on arrival with all the reported hardware issues and missing features? (Source: CNN)

Google Stadia users are reporting overheating issues with the Chromecast Ultra

Things are not looking up for Google's Stadia game streaming platform. Users were already disappointed that some features would not be ready by launch, and now hardware issues are popping up, as well. Several Reddit posters are re...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:45:00 +0100
PUBG 5.2 now live on PC and consoles (Source: PUBG)

PUBG 5.2 now live with Labs, Vikendi tweaks, and more on PC and consoles

PUBG 5.2 is now up and running for both PC and console players, and the most important change is the introduction of PUBG Labs, defined as "a new destination for where you can try our latest game modes and help us refine them into...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:48:00 +0100
The next-gen Xbox could be priced at just US$499. (Source: Microsoft)

Project Scarlett to cost just US$499 despite 4x performance boost over Xbox One X

It was only a couple of days ago that Microsoft’s Phil Spencer said that the company would not “be out of position on power or price” with its next-generation Xbox console. According to a plausible rumor, that could mean a startin...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:46:00 +0100
Sony PlayStation 5: A US$499 console with a 2 TB SSD? (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation 5: First showcase, unveiling, specific release date, price and prime launch title details leaked

We are still about a year out from the arrival of the PlayStation 5. However, the account behind The Last of Us 2 release date has revealed not only when Sony will first showcase its next console, but also when it will unveil the ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:27:00 +0100
Lilith - alleged endgame boss in Diablo IV (Source: Blizzard Entertainment)

Diablo IV confirmed to feature elective mode skill selection and Keyed Dungeons

A recent blog post by Diablo IV's lead systems designer, David Kim, confirms that the game will support elective mode-style skill selection and will also feature Keyed Dungeons. Kim also detailed itemization, endgame progression, ...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:53:00 +0100
The DualShock 5 looks set to do away with the light bar of its predecessor. (Image source: Sony)

DualShock 5 patent design may disappoint PlayStation fans

A new leak points towards the DualShock 5 only being a minor revision of the DualShock 4. Sony has already confirmed that it will incorporate new triggers in the controller that it will release alongside its next console. However,...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:53:00 +0100
The Xbox Project Scarlett console could be priced at around US$500. (Image source: Onmsft)

Xbox Project Scarlett will be more powerful than the PS5 and not too pricey according to Microsoft

In a recent interview, Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg stated that the company is building the “world’s most powerful console”. The Xbox chief himself, Phil Spencer, has also talked about Xbox Project Scarlett’s power and how ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 19 Nov 2019 06:15:00 +0100
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale may feature handy respawn tokens. (Image source: Activision/Reddit)

Massive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare leak reveals battle royale map, missions, perks, and more

A huge Call of Duty: Modern Warfare leak has detailed plans for a battle royale mode for the smash-hit title. The leaked information includes an image of a map and its zones as well as thorough details of the perks, loot, missions...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:10:00 +0100
The Sony PS4 Pro Death Stranding Limited Edition console. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands On: PS4 Death Stranding Limited Edition Console

The Sony PlayStation 5 might be on the horizon, but the company just put fans of game designer Hideo Kojima in a very difficult position. Sony has partnered with Kojima on a PS4 Pro Death Stranding Limited Edition console that makes for an extremely tempting proposition that is even more striking in person than in press renders.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:33:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Shield are facing a user backlash. (Image source: Inverse)

Scathing Metacritic user reviews and #GameFreakLied dull the shine of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's release

The first user reviews for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have started being posted on Metacritic and it’s not looking good for the latest installments in the beloved franchise. At the time of writing, the user score stood at 3....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:27:00 +0100
Image via Square Enix

Several Final Fantasy titles are coming to Xbox and PC via Game Pass

Ten of the mainline Final Fantasy games are coming to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Every main Final Fantasy game since Final Fantasy VII, save for the two MMORPGs (Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV), will ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:01:00 +0100
European retailer MediaMarkt Saturn shows off unofficial renders of PlayStation 5

European retailer MediaMarkt Saturn shows off unofficial renders of PlayStation 5

MediaMarkt Saturn, a European retail conglomerate, released a video showing off renders of what it thinks the retail version of the PlayStation 5 will look like. Conjectures include wireless charging, controllers with full touchsc...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:15:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield feature the Dynamaxing system. (Image source: Game Freaks/The Pokémon Company)

Early Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield reviews hint that the games have weathered the leaks and the Pokédex Dexit storm

The first reviews for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have started coming in, and it appears the latest Pokémon titles are not a disaster. After being subject to numerous massive leaks and the controversial “Dexit” storm, the 8th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:30:00 +0100
Image via Apple App Store

Google Stadia app comes to iOS, but it is not for playing games

Google's Stadia app is now available for iOS. However, this version of the app will not be able to play games when the service launches next week; rather, it is designed to manage a user's Stadia library. Surprisingly, the app alr...
Sam Medley, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:51:00 +0100
The PS5 could utilize external SSD cartridges for simple storage expansion. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 console might come with expandable storage in the form of external SSD cartridges

There is a growing belief that Sony may be planning on offering expandable storage in the form of SSD cartridges for the PlayStation 5. A patent drawing originally thought to be a game cartridge is now being reconsidered as a poss...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:11:00 +0100
Lilith will play an important role in Diablo IV, possibly even replacing Diablo as the end boss. (Source: Blizzard)

Unconfirmed Diablo IV details spotted in 4-month-old leak, full class roster revealed

Back in July, a Blizzard employee unveiled most of the details presented at BlizzCon, but the Reddit post was dismissed as pure speculation. Nevertheless, the details are spot on for the most part, and there is some info on aspect...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:13:00 +0100
There will be plenty of gamers hoping for a PS Vita 2. (Image source: YouTube/concept)

Speculation of PlayStation 5 game cartridge function or PlayStation Vita 2 development fueled by patent

Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent application with Brazil’s Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) that features a drawing of what looks like a game cartridge. Could the upcoming PlayStation 5 console ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:36:00 +0100
It seems Galarian Ponyta will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield. (Image source: TheGamer)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield news: Latest leak will help you choose between Ponyta and Darumaka; Nintendo fights back

The latest apparent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has detailed which Pokémon will be exclusive to each game. Ever since Pokémon Red and Blue were released in 1996, gamers have had to carefully choose which game to buy or j...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 03:36:00 +0100
The PS5 development strategy is a global business. (Image source: Bolavip)

Globalization, rapid console generation transition, and ease of coding should help the PlayStation 5 match its predecessor's success

In a revealing interview, the current president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, has been discussing PlayStation 5 business. The executive feels globalization is a vital concept behind future PlayStation succes...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:13:00 +0100
It's rumored that Nintendo has tracked down the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaker. (Image source: Nintendo/VG247)

Game over: Entire Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield cast of 400 Galar Pokédex characters revealed but alleged leaker may have been nabbed

The recent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has been quite astonishing in its enormity and impact. The games themselves are scheduled for release on November 15 but it now seems the entire Pokédex has been revealed, with 400 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:47:00 +0100
The 'Phase One' agreement should reset all trade tariffs, making computer parts more affordable. (Source: South China Morning Post)

Incoming U.S.-China 'Phase One' trade deal could lift the Huawei bans

The imminent trade agreement between the U.S. and China should reset all trade tariffs and allow for reduced prices on many electronic goods including computer parts, smartphones, displays etc. The agreement will most likely benef...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:36:00 +0100
Dragon Age 4 teaser, launch might take place on December 4 (Source: BioWare)

BioWare teaser suggests that Dragon Age 4 could be unveiled next month

Although the launch date of the next Dragon Age game is not set in stone yet, BioWare has recently published a teaser on Twitter that labels December 4 as "Dragon 4ge Day" so at least some kind of Dragon Age 4-related official ann...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:38:00 +0100
Microsoft's effort to raise 2019 Black Friday hype. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft offers a preview of its Black Friday discount event

Microsoft has posted something for consumers to think about prior to their Black Friday shopping this year. It includes some details on its Surface deals for that period, including up to US$230 off the new Pro 7. There is also a l...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:20:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will feature co-op raids. (Image source: Game Freak/DotEsports)

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak evolves into a deluge as most of the alleged Pokédex appears online

The recent supposed Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaks have intensified into a deluge as a generously sized portion of the Pokédex now appears to be online. If the leaked characters turn out to be genuine, then this will be a ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the title's non-PC version. (Source: YouTube)

League of Legends is coming to mobile and console

Riot Games has announced that League of Legends is finally getting a version for phones and tablets. This new form of the title is to be called Wild Rift, and is billed as completely optimized and refreshed for its new platform. I...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 18:42:00 +0100
Diablo 4 is being developed by Blizzard Entertainment. (Image source: Resetara)

Goatman abomination and drowned raiders: Full leaked Diablo 4 artbook gives gamers an idea of what to expect by 2021

Many pages from the Diablo 4 artwork book have been posted online, giving fans an idea of what they can expect from the game when it finally gets released. Vile-looking characters such as the Goatman Abomination and Drowned Raider...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 12:05:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the first 8th-generation Pokémon games. (Image source: Nintendo)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield characters and evolutions extensively leaked

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are scheduled to be released on November 15 for the Nintendo Switch; however, many of the characters and their various evolutions have already been leaked online. Gigantamax forms for a number of P...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 08:32:00 +0100

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