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Earth Defense Force 5 Release Date Announced For Japan

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:21

Earth Defense Force 5 will launch for PlayStation 4 on December 7 in Japan, it was announced today during Sony's PlayStation Tokyo Game Show briefing.

A new trailer was shown during the event, too, and you can watch it below. You know what you're getting into: blasting aliens who are trying to take over the planet. Earth Defense Force 5 was announced during Sony's TGS briefing one year ago this month.

Sony's TGS 2017 briefing today also brought confirmation that Final Fantasy IX is headed to PlayStation 4 in Japan. In fact, it's coming out today in the country.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more from TGS 2017.

Forza Motorsport 7's First Career Races In 4K Video

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:01

The beginning of Forza Motorsport 7's Career Mode does a fine job orienting you to the wide variety of vehicles this user-friendly racing sim has to offer. Even if you've played every installment in the series--including all the Horizon spin-offs--this will be the first Forza for many. This is one of the reasons why these introductory races are thoroughly presented with verbose narration to set the scene. Not every long-running driving series has the honor of flaunting the Porsche license, so it's not surprising that developer Turn 10 Studios kicks off Forza 7 by showing off the new Porsche GT2RS. Then to illustrate the diversity of vehicle types, the competition shifts to trucks for the second race. This video concludes by showing off the challenges of driving in severe weather.

Forza Motorsport 7 is set to release on October 3, 2017 for Xbox One and Windows.

Xbox Boss Responds To The Xbox One And PS4 Cross-Play Situation

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:29

Recently, it was discovered that Epic's sandbox action game Fortnite allowed cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The feature was swiftly disabled, with Epic saying it was a "configuration issue" that led to cross-play being available in the first place.

Naturally, someone asked Xbox boss Phil Spencer for a reaction to this situation. Spencer, who has openly called for Sony to allow cross-play with Xbox One, told a fan on Twitter, "I would have liked to see them leave it on."

Microsoft has not shied away from talking about its desire for cross-play support with competing platforms. Rocket League is set to work across Xbox One, Switch, and PC, while the developer of the Microsoft-owned Minecraft franchise is open to cross-play between Xbox One and PS4. For its part, Sony has said it's not going to allow cross-play for its own reasons, one of which is protecting the security of younger users.

In March 2016, Microsoft publicly announced that it was open to connecting Xbox Live to other gaming networks, including PlayStation Network and Nintendo's own online service.

Microsoft's Dave McCarthy told GameSpot at E3 this year that the company has had discussions with Sony about cross-play, but Sony is "not quite there yet."

"My hope is that they join the party as well because I think it's an awesome thing to do for gamers," he said.

Would you like to see cross-play unlocked for Xbox One and PS4? Let us know in the comments below!

Watch Sony's Tokyo Game Show Press Conference Here Now

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:09

[UPDATE] The press conference is now underway. You can watch the stream below.

The original story is below.

Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2017 press conference takes this afternoon in Tokyo. The event starts at 4 PM local time, which comes out to 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET / 5 PM AEST. You can watch the entire briefing through the YouTube embed above.

According to Polygon, the briefing will focus primarily on titles aimed at the Japanese and Asian territories, which is to be expected. Last week, Sony announced that it would have games like Call of Duty: WWII, Detroit: Become Human, and Gran Turismo Sport available at its booth, along with VR titles like Skyrim VR and the Final Fantasy XV VR title, Monster of the Deep. You can see a rundown of all the games Sony will have at TGS right here.

GameSpot has editors on the ground in Tokyo to cover TGS and more. Keep checking back all week for more.

What are you hoping to see at Sony's TGS briefing? Let us know in the comments below!

This Week's Xbox One And Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 14:52

Looking for a deal? Microsoft has announced the latest set of weekly deals for Xbox Live, covering Xbox One and Xbox 360. This week's lineup is not all that extensive, though there are quite a few solid offers to be had.

Starting with Xbox One, games like the Battlefield 1 + Expansion Pass bundle ($42/£38.50/$63 AU), Far Cry 4 ($16 £9.60/$16 AU), Far Cry Primal ($20/£12/$24 AU), and Overwatch ($39/£30/$65 AU) are on sale. Additionally, quite a lot of Battlefield 1 DLC is on sale this week, including the military shooter's numerous shortcut kits.

Switching to Xbox 360, the excellent Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($8/£6/$12 AU) is on sale, as are Rockstar-developed titles like GTA: San Andreas ($7.50/£6/$10 AU), LA Noire ($10/£6.60/$16.50 AU), Max Payne 3 ($10/£7.50/$25 AU), and Midnight Club LA ($7.50/£6/$10 AU).

Go to Major Nelson's blog to see the complete rundown of weekly deals for Xbox One and Xbox 360, some of which require a Gold membership. This week's deals are good through September 25.

Xbox Live Gold members can also now pick up more of September's free Games With Gold titles, including Oxenfree and Battlefield 3.

What's New On Hulu In October

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:03

Video streaming giant Hulu has announced all of the TV shows and movies coming to the platform and leaving it in October.

Among the notable additions include the Oscar-winning movie Philadelphia and the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy 50 First Dates. The Michael Crichton movie Congo, the Matthew Broderick comedy classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the Stephen King horror film Carrie are also coming to Hulu in October. Additionally, Adventure Time's ninth season hits on October 21 and the excellent sci-fi movie Arrival lands on October 28.

As for what's leaving Hulu in October, now is your last chance to watch Apocalypse Now, Big Fish, Kingpin, Hitch, Joe Dirt, Sahara, Shooter, and Surf's Up, as they're all leaving the site in October.

Competing platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime have not yet announced their coming-and-going lists for October 2017. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

What's Coming To Hulu On October 1

60 Days In: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)

Alone: Complete Seasons 1-2 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Seasons 1 & 11 (History)

Ancient Aliens: Complete Season 11 (History)

Ax Men: Complete Seasons 1 & 9 (History)

Born this Way: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)

Bring It!: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Lifetime)

Chopped: Complete Seasons 14-16 (Food Network)

Counting Cars: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 1 (History)

Dance Moms: Complete Seasons 1 & 6 (Lifetime)

Escaping Polygamy: Complete Seasons 1-2 (A&E)

The First 48: Complete Seasons 6, 16-17 (A&E)

Forged in Fire: Complete Seasons 1-3 (History)

Hoarders: Complete Season 4 (A&E)

House Hunters: Complete Season 7 (HGTV)

Hunting Hitler: Complete Seasons 1-2 (History)

Prison Break: Complete Seasons 1-5 (FOX)

Property Brothers: Complete Season 5 (HGTV)

The Rap Game: Complete Seasons 1-2 (Lifetime)

Saving Hope: Complete Season 5 (eOne)

Tiny House Hunters: Complete Seasons 1-2 (HGTV)

Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 4 (Food Network)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

50 First Dates (2004)

6 Dead Souls (2010)

A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

A Long Walk Home (1990)

Abduction of Jennifer Grayson (2017)

Across the Great Divide (1976)

Across the Universe (2007)

The Adventures of Panda Warrior (2012)

Alice (1990)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Another 9 ½ Weeks (1997)

Arlo: The Burping Pig (2016)

Arthur’s Missing Pal (2006)

Asylum of Darkness (2017)

Bananas (1971)

Bethany (2017)

Blood Ransom (2014)

Blue Chips (1994)

The Bounty (1984)

Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Broken Mile (2016)

Brotherhood of Justice (1986)

Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014)

Butterfly Girl (2014)

Cabin Fear (2017)

Cabin Fever (2002)

Care Bears: Friends Forever (2004)

Care Bears: Magical Adventures (1998)

Carrie (2002)

Carrie 2: The Rage (1999)

Clueless (1995)

The Confession (1999)

Congo (1995)

Covenant (2017)

The Creature Below (2016)

The Crying Game (1992)

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)

The Cutting Edge (1992)

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Deuces Wild (2002)

The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

The Devil’s Double (2011)

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

The Disembodied (2011)

Election (1999)

Elephant Kingdom (2016)

End of a Gun (2016)

Enemy at the Gate (2001)

Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

Escape From L.A. (1996)

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012)

The Faculty (1998)

Fall Time (1993)

Fargo (1996)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Fierce People (2007)

The Final Cut (2004)

Fire in the Sky (1993)

A Fistful of Dollars (1967)

Fly Me to the Moon (2008)

Frances (1982)

Frog Kingdom (2013)

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

Gandhi (1982)

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

Ghost World (2001)

Ghosts of Darkness (2017)

Ghoulies (1984)

Ghoulies II (1987)

The Glass Coffin (2017)

Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla 2000 (2000)

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2004)

Godzilla Vs. Destroyah (2000)

Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah (2000)

Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)

Godzilla Vs. Megaguirus: The G Annihilation Strategy (2003)

Godzilla Vs. Mothra (1998)

Godzilla Vs. Spacegodzilla (2000)

Godzilla, Mothra, And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack(2003)

Godzilla: Final Wars (2005)

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2004)

Grease 2 (1982)

Guess Who (2005)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Hatchet (2006)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Hellboy (2004)

Hemingway’s Garden of Eden (2008)

High Tension (2003)

The Holiday (2006)

Hostel (2005)

Hostel 2 (2007)

Hot Pursuit (1987)

The Human Stain (2003)

The Hunted (2003)

Hunting Grounds (2017)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Jesus’s Son (2000)

Kalifornia (1993)

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

A Long Walk Home (1990)

Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)

Love Hurts (1990)

The Maddening (1995)

The Madness of King George (1994)

March of the Penguins (2005)

Mousehunt (1997)

New Year’s Evil (1980)

Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

The One (2001)

Oogieloves: The Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

Out of Time (2003)

Paulie (1998)

Pet Sematary (1989)

Philadelphia (1993)

Pi (1998)

Pieces of April (2003)

Postcards from the Edge (1990)

Pride (2014)

The Punisher (2004)

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman (2017)

Reds (1981)

Rent (2005)

Road House (1989)

Scream at the Devil (2016)

Snake Eyes (1998)

Southwest of Salem (2016)

Space Guardians (2017)

Species III (2004)

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

The Station Agent (2003)

Swingers (1996)

Teenage Ghost Punk (2017)

This Binary Universe (2012)

The Uninvited (2009)

Under Siege (1992)

U.S vs. John Lennon (2006)

The Velveteen Rabbit (2009)

Volver (2006)

Warpath (1951)

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)

What Lies Beneath (2000)

The Whistleblower (2011)

Yellowbird (2014)

Available October 2

Bob’s Burgers: Season 8 Premiere (FOX)

Family Guy: Season 16 Premiere (FOX)

Ghosted: Series Premiere (FOX)

The Last Man on Earth: Season 4 Premiere (FOX)

Shark Tank: Season 9 Premiere (ABC)

The Simpsons: Season 29 Premiere (FOX)

Ten Days in the Valley: Series Premiere (ABC)

The Toy Box: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

Available October 3

American Horror Story: Complete Season 6 (FX)

The Gifted: Series Premiere (FOX)

Lucifer: Season 3 Premiere (FOX)

Available October 4

Black-ish: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

Fresh off the Boat: Season 4 Premiere (ABC)

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Series Premiere (ABC)

The Mayor: Series Premiere (ABC)

The Middle: Season 9 Premiere (ABC)

Bad Frank (2017)

Colossal (2017)

Frontera (2014)

Rapture-Palooza (2013)

The Reagan Show (2017)

Available October 5

The Fog (2005)

Available October 6

Scandal: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

Available October 7

Once Upon a Time: Season 7 Premiere (ABC)

Blair Witch (2016)

Available October 9

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Season 28 Premiere (ABC)

A Long Way Down (2014)

Available October 10

Brotherhood of Blades (2014)

Available October 11

Chance: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)

The Lookalike (2014)

Available October 12

I Love You, America: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Blind (2017)

I Love You Both (2016)

Available October 14

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Available October 15

Bounce (2000)

Cruel and Unusual (2017)

The Crying Game (1992)

The Fly Room (2014)

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)

Jersey Girl (2004)

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Mamaboy (2016)

The Other Dream Team (2012)

Orthodox (2015)

The Other Dream Team (2012)

This is Meg (2017)

Undisputed (2002)

Unzipped (1995)

The Whole Truth (2016)

Available October 18

Freakish: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)

Arctic Adventure: On Frozen Pond (2017)

In the Radiant City (2016)

Isolation (2017)

No Way to Live (2016)

Phoenix Forgotten (2017)

Skating to New York (2013)

Available October 21

Adventure Time: Complete Season 9 (Cartoon Network)

Too Funny To Fail (Hulu Original Documentary)

Available October 26

Neon Joe: Complete Season 2 (Adult Swim)

2:22 (2017)

Available October 28

Blindspot: Season 3 Premiere (NBC)

Arrival (2016)

Available October 29

Catfish: Complete Season 6 (MTV)

Priceless (2016)

That Sugar Film (2014)

Available October 31

Midnight Express (1978)

What's Leaving Hulu In OctoberOctober 30

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Among Friends (2013)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

Arthur (1981)

Bad News Bears (2005)

Bandits (2001)

Benny & Joon (1993)

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

Big Fish (2003)

Bill Durham (1988)

The Blob (1988)

Delta Force (1986)

Dream a Little Dream (1988)

Eight Men Out (1988)

Encino Man (1992)

Fall Time (1993)

Get Well Soon (2002)

Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)

Kingpin (1996)

Hammett (1982)

Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)

Hitch (2005)

Joe Dirt (2001)

Killing Zoe (1994)

Outbreak (1995)

Poseidon (2006)

Sacred Ground (1983)

Sahara (2005)

Shooter (2007)

Surf’s Up (2007)

Teen Witch (1989)

New PS4 Games Out This Week Include Some Big Names

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:10

The run of new releases continues this week with a bunch of new titles out for PlayStation consoles. While this week isn't as busy as it'll be next month and into the holiday season, there are quite a few notable big-name releases coming out this week.

Starting off, NBA 2K18 launches officially on September 19 following its release for pre-order shoppers last week. Another big-name title due this week is Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, while Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 hits retail this week as well. Racing game sequel Project Cars 2 hits this week, as does the 4v1 shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet. Scroll down to see a full rundown of new PlayStation games out this week.

You can also check out GameSpot's breakdown of the new Xbox One games out this week. Are you picking up anything this week? Let us know in the comments below!

New PlayStation Games Out This WeekSeptember 18
  • The Solus Project (PS4; PS VR; digital)
September 19
  • 36 Fragments of Midnight (PS Vita)
  • The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth + (PS4; retail)
  • Blackguards 2 (PS4; digital, retail)
  • Burly Men at Sea (PS4, PS Vita; digital)
  • The Coma: Recut (PS4; digital)
  • End Space (PS VR; digital)
  • Factotum 90 (PS4, PS Vita; digital)
  • Hidden Dragon Legend (PS4; digital)
  • Ink (PS4; digital)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (PS4; digital, retail)
  • Mary Skelter: Nightmares (PS Vita; digital retail)
  • Mecho Tales (PS Vita; digital)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 (PS4; retail)
  • Morphite (PS4; digital)
  • NBA 2K18 (PS4; digital, retail)
  • Pankapu (PS4; digital)
  • Robonauts (PS4; digital)
  • Shoppe Keep (PS4; digital)
September 22
  • Cavemen Warriors (PS4; digital)
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game (PS4; digital, retail)
  • Project Cars 2 (PS4; digital, retail)
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet (PS4; digital)

The Witcher Dev's DRM-Free PC Store Launches Big New Sale

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:35

GOG, the DRM-free PC digital store run by The Witcher studio CD Projekt, has rolled out a new sale. It's called "The Big Deal," and it definitely lives up to its name. The promotion features more than 200 deals, some of which offer discounts as deep as 90 percent.

Here are some of the deals that caught our eye: Little Nightmares ($12.80), This War of Mine ($4.50), Age of Wonders iii ($6.60), Firewatch ($7.09), Tacoma ($12.60), The Witness ($12.60), Layers of Fear ($5), Kentucky Route Zero ($12.50), and Rime ($19). Go to the GOG storefront to see a rundown of all of the deals.

Mysteriously, GOG also says that everyone who visits GOG.com on Tuesday (September 19) will receive something "absolutely, definitely, positively special something!" We'll update this post as we learn more.

The Big Deal sale ends on September 25, at 10 PM UTC. As mentioned, GOG does not put any form of DRM on its games, which is unique given that stores like Steam and Origin protect their games with such digital rights management systems. CD Projekt has been railing against DRM for a long time now. Executive Michal Platkow-Gilewski said DRM is simply an ineffective way to stop piracy.

"Each time we are thinking about a decision, the first rule is we have to treat gamers like we'd like to be treated," he said back in 2014. We don't believe in DRM because we hate DRM. It also doesn't protect, not really. Games are cracked in minutes, hours, or days, but they're always cracked. If you want to pirate you'll find a way. But if you're a committed gamer and are buying the game why should we place a barrier on you?"

Super Mario Odyssey File Size Revealed

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:58

The file size for the hugely anticipated Nintendo Switch game Super Mario Odyssey has been revealed--and it's not as big as you might expect. According to Nintendo Everything, the file size is only 5.7 GB for the digital version.

This is according to a post on Nintendo's Japanese store. By comparison, other first-party games on Switch are also pretty small, with Arms coming in at 2.2 GB and Splatoon 2 at 3.1 GB.

Another point of comparison that Nintendo Everything mentions is that Super Mario 3D World, the last 3D Mario game for a home console, was 1.7 GB on Wii U.

Super Mario Odyssey launches on October 27. A new trailer broadcast during a Nintendo Direct last week showed Mario shirtless--and people had a lot to say about that. In other news, Nintendo announced an Odyssey Switch bundle that comes with a system, a copy of the game, red Joy-Cons, and a Switch carrying case with special markings on it.

For lots more on Super Mario Odyssey, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.

Star Wars: Donald Glover Would Be Honored To Direct

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:27

Donald Glover had a big night at the 69th Primetime Emmys, as the multi-talented actor took home an award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the FX series Atlanta. Now, many are clamoring for him to take the reigns of the next Star Wars movie.

After the event, Glover, who is playing Lando Calrissian in next year's Han Solo film, heard what his vocal fans had to say about his future with Star Wars, but he seemed very humble and a little intimidated: "I would be honored, but it's a big plate, it's a big plate. That's a buffet plate," Glover told Entertainment Tonight. "I don't know if I'm ready for that yet."

While there are no wheels in motion for Glover to direct a Star Wars movie, there is still another spinoff Star Wars movie hitting theaters in 2020. Director Josh Trank left the film after his Fantastic Four movie bombed. Many are speculating that the subject of the next film could be Obi-Wan Kenobi, and with a directing seat open, Glover taking over isn't entirely out of the question.

Glover was more than excited to play the smooth-talking smuggler in next year's film: “Lando's a big deal to me. It was literally the first toy I ever got," Glover said back in January. "When you have something that's kind of iconic ... where people pay attention to it, it's hard because you want to live up to the expectation. But all you can do is live up to your own. And Star Wars is really high."

The Han Solo spinoff has seen its fair share of problems, from directors clashing with the production company, to Ron Howard replacing them, to actors being replaced entirely during reshoots. Even with all these shakeups, the Han Solo movie will release on May 25, 2018.

New Xbox One Games Out This Week

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:41

We're not quite in the full swing of the holiday season, but there are quite a few notable games releasing this week on Xbox One. Perhaps most notable is the highly anticipated fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which launches on September 19.

GameSpot's Tamoor Hussain said in his review in progress, "the mechanics underlying Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite make it an outstanding fighting game." You can read Tamoor's full review in progress here; keep checking back for the full thing.

Another big release this week is the racing game sequel Project Cars 2, which lands on September 22, alongside the Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game on the same day. Also due out on September 22 is The Coma: Recut, a remastered version of the horror game. Additionally, the 4v1 shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet from Castlevania developer Mercury Steam, is out this week.

You can see a roundup of some of the new Xbox One games that are launching this week below, as compiled on the Xbox Wire.

New Xbox One Games Out This Week:September 19
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
  • Blackguards 2
September 20
  • Super Hydorah
  • Morphite
  • Pankapu
September 22
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet
  • Project Cars 2
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game
  • Seum: Speedrunners from Hell
  • The Coma: Recut
  • Ink
  • Caveman Warriors
  • Revolve
  • Bloody Zombies

Here's What That Controversial Destiny 2 Hunter Item Looks Like After Today's New Update

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:23

Following a scheduled maintenance period today, Destiny 2 is back online, and a new update is now available. Among other things, it addresses the controversial item that featured a design associated with a hate group.

Bungie announced last week that it had discovered an item in Destiny 2 "share[d] elements with a hate symbol." It described this as unintentional and apologized, vowing to remove the item swiftly. It did now specify the name of the item, but fans quickly discovered that it was likely the Hunter's Road Complex AA1 gauntlets. A longer-than-expected maintenance period last week saw the item partially, but not completely removed--the actual in-game version was replaced, but the thumbnail and inventory view still showed the original version.

Although it's not mentioned in the patch notes for the new update, version 1.0.1.3, Bungie has now completely removed the offending imagery as promised. In the images above, you can see that the design is now gone. The underlying style of the armor remains the same, just with the pattern in question no longer laid over the top.

Aside from this change, update 1.0.1.3 primarily fixes bugs, including those related to the Prism modifier and an issue where players didn't properly obtain the Man O' War weapon.

A Megadeth Video Game Is Coming, Dave Mustaine Says

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:17

Following in the footsteps of bands like Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold, the American metal band Megadeth is making its own video game, apparently.

Frontman Dave Mustaine appeared at the New York Stock Exchange recently and spoke about Megadeth's wine and beer businesses ventures--and also video games. "I'm working on a video game that encompasses a lot of the band's history and a lot of little riffs that we've never used before, stuff like that," Mustaine explained (via Loudwire).

That's all Mustaine had to say about the Megadeth video game. So we don't know what yet what form the game will take or what platforms it will be released on. His comment about the game containing previously unheard riffs is a pretty nice treat for fans.

Mustaine also said in the interview that Megadeth is preparing for its next tour, and is due to release one more record under its current contract. "I don't see the end in sight for us, because the band's getting along really well right now, and we're playing great."

Avenged Sevenfold's video game, Hail to the King: Deathbat, features seven areas inspired by the band's discography and artwork. It also uses some of the band's best-known songs, as well as new ones that Avenged Sevenfold wrote for the game.

We'll report back with more details on Megadeth's video game in the time ahead.

PS4 And Xbox One Cross-Play Was Live In Fortnite, But Has Since Been "Corrected"

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:12

From a technical standpoint, the ability for PS4 and Xbox One owners to play online together in games like Rocket League is more than possible, but to date, Sony has not given its consent to allow it to happen. Despite that, Fortnite reportedly enabled cross-platform play between the two consoles over the weekend, although that has now been turned off and chalked up to an error.

A number of posts on Reddit have emerged over the past few days with accounts of cross-play working. This was seemingly first discovered by user PRE_-CISION-_, who noticed that, while playing on PS4, they were in a game alongside someone using a space in their username. Spaces are disallowed in PSN usernames, suggesting a player on Xbox One. Some speculated that it was merely a PC player (Fortnite supports cross-play between PS4 and PC), but a further investigation by Reddit and NeoGAF users reveals that the account name does not exist in the Epic Launcher used by Fortnite on PC. However, it is the name of an Xbox Live user who has recently played Fortnite. Additional evidence of PS4 and Xbox One cross-play was later shared, including one person who claimed to be playing with their child across the two consoles.

Developer Epic Games has seemingly confirmed this was true. Unfortunately, it was not a deliberate addition to the game. When reached for comment, Epic told GameSpot, "We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected."

It's disappointing news to learn this isn't functionality that had simply gone live without a proper announcement. Microsoft has famously been open to cross-play support in recent years. Rocket League is set to work across Xbox One, Switch, and PC, while the developer of Minecraft (which Microsoft owns) is also open to cross-play between Xbox One and PS4. For its part, Sony has not seemed eager to allow cross-play.

Destiny 2 Update 1.0.1.3 Out Now On PS4 And Xbox One, Here Are The Patch Notes

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 08:07

Bungie's scheduled maintenance period for Destiny and Destiny 2 has come to an end sooner than expected, and players on both PS4 and Xbox One can now jump back into the game. Before they can do so, however, they'll first need to download the new 1.0.1.3 update, which is now available.

Alongside the update's release, Bungie has shared the official patch notes. It's not a major update by any means and primarily deals with bug fixes. Much like the issue with the MIDA Multi-Tool quest that has since been fixed, Bungie has resolved the bug with the Man O' War quest reward that was lost if your inventory was full. If you missed out on acquiring the Man O' War when completing the quest, you'll now be able to pick it up from Asher Mir on Io.

Another notorious bug involves the Prism modifier, which has been used in Destiny 2's first two Nightfall Strikes. With this enabled, the game rotates through each of the three element types, with that element doing more damage for a period of time (while the other two are less effective). However, the chosen element is only briefly shown, making it difficult to know at any given moment which one you should use. That's no longer the case after this update, and there will also be an effect on-screen whenever a new element is rotated in to help players notice the change. Bungie said this fix also resolves a problem with the Momentum modifier, which was intended to be used for this week's Nightfall Strike but had to be abandoned in favor of bringing back Prism for a second week in a row.

Although it's not mentioned in the patch notes, Bungie said last week that this update would completely remove the imagery that inadvertently references a hate group. Post-patch, the Road Complex AA1 gauntlets have had the design in question removed. You can see the full patch notes below.

Destiny 2 Update 1.0.1.3 Patch NotesItems
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to not receive Man O' War Linear Fusion Rifle Quest Reward when they have a full weapon inventory
  • Players can obtain their missing Man O' War from Asher Mir on IO
UI
  • Fixed an issue where the Prism modifier did not persistently display the currently featured element
  • Prism will now display a brief screen effect when the element changes to increase visibility
  • This will also resolve an issue impacting the Momentum modifier
General
  • Fixed an issue where a Raid object was receiving an unintended amount of damage from Wardcliff Coil
  • Fixed an issue where completing a Meditation before selecting it from Ikora would hide that Meditation and prevent players from completing it receiving appropriate rewards.
  • Fixed a rare memory leak that would result in a Matchmaking crash

Dragon Ball FighterZ Livestream Coming During TGS This Week

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:50

Bandai Namco has been releasing a steady stream of new details about Dragon Ball FighterZ since the game was formally unveiled at E3 2017, and it looks like more information may be on the way soon. The game's developer, Arc System Works, will host a live panel for Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week during the Tokyo Game Show (via Shoryuken.com).

The panel takes place on Saturday, September 23, at 4:00 PM JST/12:00 AM PT/3 AM ET. Bandai Namco hasn't shared any details about what will be discussed during the presentation, but it will feature a guest appearance by Hikaru Midorikawa, the Japanese voice actor for Android 16. You'll be able to stream the panel on Bandai Namco's Japanese YouTube channel.

Given Midorikawa's appearance, we'll presumably hear more about the game's story mode, which follows an original "what-if" story arc in which Android 16 is revived to fight Goku and the other Z-Fighters. It also seems likely that we'll learn more about Android 21, the mysterious new character who will play a prominent role in the story mode. She was unveiled in the most recent issue of V-Jump magazine alongside Yamcha and Tien Shinhan, both of whom have been confirmed as playable characters.

Dragon Ball FighterZ launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2018. The game is releasing in standard and Collector's editions, the latter of which includes a Goku statue and other collectibles. Those who reserve a boxed version of the title will unlock Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta early as a pre-order bonus.

Check Out Call Of Duty: WW2's New Cinematic Story Trailer

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:45

As promised, Activision has shared more details on this year's Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: WWII. Today, the publisher released a new trailer for the game, giving fans their first look at its cinematic campaign.

Call of Duty: WWII's story revolves around Private Ronald "Red" Daniels, a "young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division who experiences combat for the first time on D-Day." After surviving the invasion of Normandy, Daniels and his squad make their way across Europe and take part in many iconic battles en route to Germany, including Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. You can watch the trailer below.

Like other Call of Duty titles, WWII also includes a Zombies mode. Developer Sledgehammer revealed more information about Nazi Zombies last week in an interview with PlayStation Blog. Among other things, Sledgehammer confirmed that the mode focuses on cooperative, wave-based encounters and will pit players against different types of zombies. It also features a famous cast, including David Tennant (Doctor Who, Harry Potter), Elodie Yung (Daredevil), and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings).

Call of Duty: WWII releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 3. Activision will reveal more details about the game's campaign throughout the week, including introducing players to the squadmates that'll accompany them throughout the campaign and the historical battles they'll take part in.

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite DLC Characters Announced, Include Venom And Monster Hunter

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:43

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite launches this week and includes a sizable roster right out of the gate, but there are still a few characters on the way to the crossover fighting game. Today, Capcom announced the remaining fighters who'll be added as DLC.

In a statement to GameSpot, Capcom confirmed that it will release four more playable characters for Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite later this year: Monster Hunter, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom. The full statement reads:

"We know there has been much speculation on who the remaining four DLC characters will be, and we are happy to announce that Monster Hunter, Winter Soldier, Black Widow and the shape-shifting Venom will all be battling their way into Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite later this year. We are hard at work on these characters and can't wait to show them to you when they are ready!"

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite releases on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Those who've pre-ordered the title will receive four bonus character costumes: Warrior Thor, Evil Ryu, Gladiator Hulk, and Command Mission X. Capcom recently detailed all of the online and offline modes players will find in the game. You can read more about the fighter in our Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite review-in-progress.

Overwatch's Ana Can Block Healing In Heroes Of The Storm, And That Could Be A Big Deal

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 07:12

Following her initial announcement last week, Blizzard has now shared more details about Ana's debut as a character in Heroes of the Storm. She'll operate much like she does in Overwatch, although she might be even more effective in a MOBA setting.

Her passive, Shrike, causes her basic attacks to apply a damage-over-time effect. These can stack and are refreshed by subsequent basic attacks (which should be a bit easier to land as her attack range is longer than that of most heroes). Her Healing Dart ability has a short cooldown and is a skillshot that heals the first allied player it hits, going through both enemies and minions. Sleep Dart works similarly, shooting out in a straight line and putting the first enemy hero it hits to sleep. Sleeping targets can be woken up by any damage, except for damage over time from things like Shrike.

Biotic Grenade is maybe the most interesting of her abilities. Again, just like in Overwatch, it heals allies in range of its explosion (and boosts incoming healing for a short time), while enemies who are hit suffer damage and can't be healed for a brief time. In the context of a congested fight in a MOBA, preventing healing has the potential to be massively powerful if it's used at the right time. That's especially true because it's not as if enemies have their cooldowns or mana refunded if they try to heal a target that can't be healed. That means Ana can not only rob one or more players of being healed, but she's wasting the ability of another player (or potentially causing them to hesitate throughout the match).

On the Heroic ability side, Nano Boost provides a lot of mana to her target, increases their spell power, and reduces the cooldown of their abilities. Eye of Horus causes her to assume a sniping position, from which she can fire shots across the map that instantly hit her target--either healing teammates or dealing damage to enemies.

Ana doesn't have a specific release date yet, but she arrives on the PTR today. Also on the way is a new Overwatch-themed map, as well as Junkrat (who hasn't been detailed). Additionally, the video below showcases many of the skins and other cosmetic items on the way to Heroes of the Storm, including a new look for Ana, Varian, and D.Va (who's looking particularly good).

NBA 2K18 Update Out Now, Addresses Lost MyCareer Save Files

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 06:56

Ahead of its official release on September 19, NBA 2K18 landed in the hands of everyone who pre-ordered it last Friday. Unfortunately, a number of players have encountered various bugs, the most serious of which causes Xbox One players' MyCareer save data to be lost. A patch is on the way, but 2K has recommended players on Xbox One to avoid the mode altogether until it's available. [Update: The patch is out now, but 2K says more details on it aren't coming until "later."]

Numerous players have complained of losing their progress in MyCareer since launch. Problematic as this would be under any circumstances, it's especially troublesome here given that players are losing pre-order items they can't reacquire and, in some cases, Virtual Currency that they paid real-world money for. In a post on Reddit, 2K said that affected players can submit support tickets to have a duplicate player made for them to restore lost progress, although they may have to wait longer for pre-order bonuses. It also stated, "[F]or now, we suggest all Xbox players stay off MyCareer and explore the other game modes. Non-Xbox players, you should be safe."

The patch in question is slated to be released at some point today. 2K's Ronnie Singh stated on Twitter this afternoon that it had been approved for release on PS4 and Xbox One, so it should be available shortly. Full patch notes have not yet been released, but we'll report back as more details are shared.

NBA 2K18 officially launches on September 19 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. The Switch version requires you to have a micro SD card, and it notably only runs at 30 FPS, as opposed to the other console versions' 60 FPS.

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