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Every character trailer for Soulcalibur VI/combat tutorial

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 0 mins ago

We are only a couple days out from the official launch of Soulcalibur VI, so I thought I'd do a character reveal trailer round up for anyone that missed out some of the awesome trailer reveals that have been released.



In additional to the character reveal trailers, Bandai Namco has taken to their YouTube Channel to introduce the 'Basic's of Combat' with Mark Julio. The goal of the video is to inform anyone that was wondering how the basics of combat work in Soulcalibur VI, Julio runs us through jumping, blocking, stepping, horizontal attacks, break attacks and much more.


In the entirety of the post you will find each of the character trailers for Raphael, Cervantes, Tira, Maxi, Taki, Siegfried and Geralt. I also included the trailers for Azwel, Voldo, Astaroth and Inferno. Soulcalibur VI is launching on October 19th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. For further information regarding Soulcalibur VI, visit the official website here.

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Job J Stauffer reveals his experience working at Rockstar

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour ago

There has been much talk about the working conditions Rockstar put their employee's under, and now a former employee for the developer has come forward and voiced his experience.




Earlier during the week it was revealed through an interview with Vulture that Rockstar Studios' co-founder, Dan Houser made his development team work multiple 100-hour weeks throughout 2018 to complete Red Dead Redemption 2. Job J Stauffer, the co-founder of Orpheus Self-Care Entertainment spoke out about his experience of working at Rockstar Studios, he said "It's been nearly a decade since I parted from Rockstar, but I can assure you that during the GTA IV era, it was like working with a gun to your head 7 days a week."


Stauffer continued and regarded Dan Houser and Sam Houser, saying that employee's were required to "be here Saturday & Sunday too, just in case Sam or Dan come in, they want to see everyone working as hard as them." Stauffer didn't stop there either, he even went onto recount a time when he claims that he had the flu and needed a day off, but was then "put on notice" for work due to him being on Twitter while he was at home. Here is the full quote "There was an instance in 08 or 09 when I legitimately had THE FLU. Needed a day off. Went to Drx, got an Rx for Tamiflu, had an allergic reaction, tweeted a photo, then got put on notice for not coming in to work and 'fooling around on Twitter' instead. True story. F***** crazy."

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Fox flys Starlink: Battle for Atlas onto the Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours ago

It is time to buckle up your handheld console as Fox McCloud has taken the controls and flown Starlink: Battle for Atlas right into the live world of the Nintendo Switch. Starlink: Battle for Atlas is now available!



In celebration of the games launch, Nintendo has taken to their YouTube Channel to release a brand new launch trailer for the game. Players that haven't been following Starlink: Battle for Atlas should know that if they decide to pick up this title that they will be able to experience a group of "heroic interstellar pilots, dedicated to saving the Atlas star system from the Forgotten Legion, an evil robot force." Players will be able to build their own modular Starships, equip it with different parts and take them for epic space battles across the Atlas system.


Nintendo Switch players will be glad to know that Starlink: Battle for Atlas will be arriving on the Nintnedo Switch console with exclusive content. Switch players will be able to play as Fox McCloud or better known as Star Fox. There will be a slew of bonus missions available to play as him as well as the addition of his classic Arwing spacecraft. If you are interested in checking out more about Starlink: Battle for Atlas visit the official website listing here.

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Ubisoft release For Honor 'Marching Fire' gameplay trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours ago

The day has finally come and Ubisoft have released their "most ambitious" update ever to come to For Honor. Introducing 'Marching Fire' and the slew of content that comes with it.



There probably isn't a better time than right now to jump into For Honor, Ubisoft are truly killing it with all these updates and the recently reached 15 million players can back that up. Marching Fire has just been released and to celebrate Ubisoft have released a brand new gameplay trailer for the update, can be viewed above.


Included within Marching Fire we have "a new faction, 4 new heroes, a new 4x4 mode, significant visual enhancements and unlimited single player and 2-person co-op PVE mode yet to be revealed." The four new heroes will be a faction of warriors from within the walls of Ancient China. The faction has been titled Wu Lin and the warriors are: Shaolin (staff), Tiandi (dao blade), Jiang Jun (guandao) and Nuxia (hook swords). If you happened to miss the possible next coming update to For Honor, Ubisoft teased 'The Year of The Harbinger' which at the moment is quite unclear, visit that story here and check it out for yourself. Visit the official Marching Fire listing on the Ubisoft website here.

Spider-Man 'The Heist' DLC adds 3 suits, October 23rd launch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours ago

If you are one of the 10% of gamers that have completely finished Insomniac's Spider-Man on the PS4 then you are no doubt waiting for the first chapter from The City Never Sleeps DLC to drop. The launch is just around the corner and will be bringing some new outfits as well.




For those that didn't know, Spider-Man will be subjected to three separate chapters of DLC content, all of which will be coming under the umbrella of 'The City that Never Sleeps.' The first of which is titled "The Heist" will be introducing players to Felicia Hardy, or better known as the classic Black Cat.


Players could expect there to be some romance in the air throughout this DLC as both Black Cat and Spider-Man have quite a history of being past lovers throughout the comic books. Also included within the DLC are some brand new suits for players to enjoy, we can see from the above image that the three suits are: Resilient Suit from Gabriele d'Otto, Scarlet Spider II suit and the Spider-UK suit from Spider-Verse. Spider-Man 'The Heist DLC' will be launching on October 23rd, for further information visit the official website here.

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SEGA won't over rely on remasters and remakes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 28 mins ago

Age-old companies like Capcom and SEGA have a wealth of IP to tap for remasters, remakes, and re-releases, but SEGA is cautious in depending too strongly on past titles.




A lot of SEGA's biggest games are a mix of retro and modern franchises like Sonic, Persona, Puyo Puyo, Yakuza, and Megami Tensei. With 800 million copies sold worldwide since 1991, Sonic is by far the company's biggest property and has seen lots of re-releases and games to date. SEGA will continue going down this path, the company said in its new annual report, but it won't rely heavily on classics to carry it to 2020.


"Under Road to 2020, SEGA is actively investing in intellectual properties (IP), including the creation of new IP and the revival of past IP. Revived IP are seeing some success," said SEGA chief content officer Toshihiro Nagoshi. An example of SEGA's fresh IP initiative is Judge Eyes, the new action-detective game from the Yakuza series devs. A further example of SEGA's push with old releases is the SEGA Forever mobile release platform, and SEGA Ages classic re-releases on the Nintendo Switch.

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Hacked Switches can now use USB mass storage HDDs

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 32 mins ago

Hackers massively expand the Switch's storage with USB hard drive support.




One of the more frustrating aspects of the Switch is lack of external storage support when docked. It's been more than a year since launch and Nintendo still hasn't made this an option (you can't even use USB sticks to transfer data) despite the dock being compatible with a host of devices. But you know the drill: if Nintendo won't do it, hackers will.


The hackers and modders at Team Xecuter just released a new SX OS beta update that adds in USB drive support. But you still have to hack your Switch of course, which is risky in all kinds of ways.


"You can now plug a USB mass storage device into your switch' dock and load XCI or install NSP content from there directly. No longer are you limited by the size of your microSD card when playing the switch from the comfort of your couch, but you can now enjoy TERABYTES of content by using external harddisks and such! The filesystem on the drive needs to be either FAT32 or exFAT, and the directories that are being scanned for content are equal to the ones you'd use on the microSD card," reads the update.

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Battlefield V's new War Stories trailer shows WWII drama

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 24 mins ago

Today EA and DICE revealed a new trailer for Battlefield V's new episodic WWII-centered campaign mode.



Black Ops 4 may not have a singleplayer campaign, but War Stories is coming back with Battlefield V to show unique perspectives across WWII's widespread net of chaos. The stories themselves follow the same anthology format as Battlefield 1--every chapter has different characters in a separate location dealing with war in their own way--and takes players to bloody theaters of war from the North African deserts to the frosty Norwegian mountains.


Armed with DICE's explosively refined Frostbite engine, Battlefield V's War Stories campaign should be every bit as havoc-filled as the game's multiplayer modes. We'll see dynamic building demolition and vehicle destruction, massively improve physics, and some new additions like shooting while back-crawling and in prone stance.

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No Man's Sky VR? Hello Games wants to know if you want it

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 33 mins ago

Hello Games is apparently pondering the idea of No Man's Sky VR and a prototype could already be in development.




When I first played No Man's Sky in 2016 I thought two things: I want this in VR now, and this game isn't what I thought it'd be. As a game centered on being lost and a deep sense of cosmic loneliness rather than action-packed drama, No Man's Sky really hit a unique vein with gamers. Sure it had its moments of utter frustration and inane, boring exploration, but that's changed over two years thanks to Hello Games' steady updates.


No Man's Sky Next breathed new life into the game and sparked new interest in the community. Tons of new things were added and overhauled (some annoyingly so) and wayfarers came soaring back to explore the cosmos again. But there's one thing that could push these boundaries even further, VR support, and Hello Games wants to know if you want it. The short answer is that yes we definitely want it.


A new No Man's Sky user survey lists VR support as an answer to the question "which of these features would you like to see most?" I'm sure Hello Games has thought about VR implementation for quite some time and now the hardware is becoming more mainstream thanks to the Oculus Go and Quest mobile headsets.

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Sony fixes PSN message glitch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 38 mins ago

Sony has fixed a frustrating glitch that was causing PlayStation 4 systems to crash.




Panic spread across the PlayStation Network two days ago when word of a nefarious message glitch was soft-bricking consoles. Soft-bricking temporarily knocks out a console's firmware or software and typically requires a number of remedies ranging from a hard reset, a database rebuild, or the dreaded factory reset which deletes all your data. I've had to deal with this four times now on my 2013 Xbox One and actually had to re-flash the hard drive a few times to get it up and running.


Now Sony has delivered official word on the issue (which has since been fixed) by saying that it the error didn't cause any sort of soft-bricking issues. The company's UK support page says the glitch, which was triggered by a foreign character that the PS4 couldn't understand, caused a crash loop.


"We've since fixed the issue, and it wasn't bricking consoles, just sending them into a crash loop that can be quickly fixed in under 5 minutes. Delete the message on the PS mobile app, go into Safe Mode, use Option 5, console back to normal," the support account said on Twitter.

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