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HUKDgaming News Round-up 27/04/17 – Nintendo Switch sales, Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels expansion & Street Fighter V’s Thailand stage

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Welcome to the HUKDgaming News Round-up Thread – a place to get caught up on the on-goings of the industry. Every weekday at 5PM we’ll update the OP with the latest video games news from around the internet, as well as a heads-up on what’s going on in the forums here so you’re always up to date.

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Nintendo sell 2.74 million Switch units worldwide

Everybody already knew the Switch was doing well, and this has now been confirmed by Nintendo. The Nintendo Switch has now sold (from its release on 3rd March through to 31st March) 2.74 million units worldwide. Weirdly, more copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were sold (2.76 million) than Switch units (3.74 million including the Wii U version. It’s now reported that the Switch is now expected to outsell more units in its first year than its predecessor, the Nintendo Wii U (12 million).

(In case you’re wondering, you did read that correctly – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch version) has outsold the Nintendo Switch hardware.)

Forza Horizon 3’s Hot Wheels Expansion set for May 9th release

There’s a new expansion coming to Forza Horizon 3 this coming May 9th. Microsoft have announced in an official statement…

““Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels takes players to six new themed islands located off the coast of Australia; all connected by a network of Hot Wheels tracks — positioned hundreds of feet in the air — featuring classic Hot Wheels configurations like loops, corkscrews, and more. This is stunt driving at its most extreme, where you can master tracks by performing brand new Hot Wheels skills that make use of boost pads, high-bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps, and even giant mechanical dinosaurs.”

The expansion will bring with it 10 new vehicles and a new barn find. It’s released on Xbox One and Windows 10 and will retail at £16.79.

“unintentional religious references” forces Capcom to tweak SFV’s Thailand stage

After only two days of life, Capcom were yesterday forced to pull and tweak the newly added stage to Street Fighter V. The Thailand stage was added to the game on April 27th (£3.99).

The stage was removed from sale on both the PlayStation Store and Steam due to “unintentional religious references”, Capcom have said…

It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references.
Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage.
The Street Fighter 5 development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by this content.

The stage, a remaster of M. Bison’s Buddhist temple from SF2 was released with background music with references to Allah. The DLC addon is now back on sale with a temporary BGM.

And finally…

To celebrate this week’s release of Rockstar’s new game mode, Tiny Racers (a take on Micro Machines that brings GTA back to its top down roots) Rockstar are offering Double GTA$ & RP to all participants. Along with the generous offer of a GTA$425K tax refund compliments of the San Andreas State Treasury Department, to be deposited in your Maze Bank account during the month of May for any players that log in between now and April 30th.

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Call of Duty: WWII - Official Reveal Trailer

A look at yesterdays reveal of the upcoming November 23rd release of Call of Duty: WWII (available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels

"The Horizon Festival and Hot Wheels have teamed up to create the ultimate playground for cars! Located off the coast of Australia, this chain of islands is here to make your Hot Wheels fantasies come to life with loops, corkscrews, boost pads, high bank turns, half-pipes, insane jumps - and even mechanical dinosaurs! Use the new Stunt Swap feature to modify stunt track sections and dare your friends to try them. Race ten new cars including Hot Wheels icons like the Twin Mill and Boneshaker. Discover a new hidden barn find car, earn new Xbox Live achievements, and more."

DiRT 4 | Gameplay Reveal

"With over 50 iconic off road vehicles from the history of the sport to modern day, DiRT 4 challenges you to be fearless as you take on rally, rallycross and landrush. The all new DiRT Academy will teach you the skills you need in order to reach the top of the sport and also becomes your own off-road playground."

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And that’s your lot for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with more but in the meantime do be sure to hit the threads or the comments below if anything here has piqued your interest!
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Malkaurai
And that’s your lot for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with more but in the meantime do be sure to hit the threads if anything here has piqued your interest!

Is this going to be a daily occurrence, weekly, monthly, or on an ad hoc basis, Carl?

If daily then, after a fortnight, the "Misc" Forum [Discussed] page may be completely full of gaming threads!
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Malkaurai
...Injustice 2: Cheetah trailer

The latest trailer for Injustice 2 gives us our first look at Cheetah, who was confirmed as part of the roster last month. There’s plenty of clawing and kicking going on, as Cheetah tears up the Amazonian princess, Robin, and Deadshot in the latest gameplay trailer.

Damian Wayne... with a sword! :)

I'm still waiting for any other retailer (other than ShopTo.net) to offer the "Injustice 2" Ultimate Edition Steelbook for pre-order.

(Sigh)

[ https://www.injustice.com/en-GB/purchase/united-kingdom ]
#3
Like you say it's a slow news day but checking the first post daily will work for me, you going to somehow archive the old posts? Or knock off the old stuff after a few days and just keep a few days worth in the first post?
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I don't know if I should laugh or cry at the Goat Simulator: Waste of Space trailer oO

The voice sounds awfully like Arnold Schwarzenegger :p
#5
I like this idea. Interesting how Wildlands has sold well as I played the beta and it was just so janky and repetitive.

Edited By: darkspace100 on Mar 21, 2017 07:24
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Malkaurai
And that’s your lot for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with more but in the meantime do be sure to hit the threads if anything here has piqued your interest!
Is this going to be a daily occurrence, weekly, monthly, or on an ad hoc basis, Carl?
If daily then, after a fortnight, the "Misc" Forum [Discussed] page may be completely full of gaming threads!

Morning FP!

The updates will be daily, but I should point out that I won't be setting up new threads. Instead I'll be updating the OP and archiving previous days in the comments below (which should also answer your question, joanddan7!) That way we're keeping the threads as tidy as possible, and conversation can flow into existing topics (as shown above.) It should make more sense when I update the OP this afternoon!

darkspace100
I like this idea. Interesting how Wildlands has sold well as I played the beta and it was just so janky and repetitive.

I share this opinion. I had such high hopes for Wildlands too, but despite finding it slightly fun with a few friends we all agreed it wasn't worth jumping in a launch for. I may bite once it drops in price, but with the first quarter of the year having some many great games (which I still haven't played :| ) I've got other games higher on my hit list.
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What a great idea! Nice to see the big news all in one place. Cheers for putting me into one of them. :)

Here's another two if they interest you.

GT Sport has some gif this week that show how beautiful the game looks
http://gearnuke.com/gran-turismo-sport-animated-gifs-will-blow-mind-realism/

And I like to think of this as big news as I've been looking this for a long time
Xbox Adds New Speech-To-Text Feature, But Only For One Game - Game Chat Transcription is rolling out now for Halo Wars 2.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-adds-new-speech-to-text-feature-but-only-for-/1100-6448771/?ftag=GSS-05-10aab8e&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58ceab0204d30119d3761fc7&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
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CoolDude0123
What a great idea! Nice to see the big news all in one place. Cheers for putting me into one of them. :)
Here's another two if they interest you.
GT Sport has some gif this week that show how beautiful the game lookshttp://gearnuke.com/gran-turismo-sport-animated-gifs-will-blow-mind-realism/
And I like to think of this as big news as I've been looking this for a long timeXbox Adds New Speech-To-Text Feature, But Only For One Game - Game Chat Transcription is rolling out now for Halo Wars 2.http://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-adds-new-speech-to-text-feature-but-only-for-/1100-6448771/?ftag=GSS-05-10aab8e&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58ceab0204d30119d3761fc7&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
Glad you like it, CoolDude0123, and you're welcome for the mention. I aim to credit community members if they find cool bits of news before I do, regardless of which thread they put them in (for I am always watching :{ )

I probably won't feature the ones you've linked because they're a few days old (and I want to focus on the latest stuff in the daily posts) but do keep be sure to throw them in the respective platform threads! That Xbox Speech-To-Text feature is particularly awesome stuff, as it could help Microsoft with their Play Anywhere initiative between XO and PC if it works as intended.
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Archive Post for 20/03/17 - Wildlands still #1, Mario runs after Android, & Andromeda’s mixed reception

Featured News

UK Top 40: Ghost Recon: Wildlands retains the top spot

Even though sales have dropped 73%, Ubisoft’s open-world shooter Ghost Recon: Wildlands has managed to remain at the top of the UK sales charts this week. Meanwhile, Lego Worlds has managed to leapfrog Horizon: Zero Dawn for 2nd place, and GTA V, FIFA 17, and Rocket League continue to hold their own in the face of recent releases. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild drops a few places this week, becoming the only Switch title to remain in the top 10. Elsewhere, a number of Xbox one titles such as Forza Motorsport 5 and Rare Replay have returned to the charts thanks to a number of hardware bundles deals popping up.

Super Mario Run heads to Android next week

Nintendo have announced that Android owners will be able to get their hands on Super Mario Run from March 23rd. It will also mark the release of Version 2.0, which will come to both Android and iOS, which sees the addition of new playable characters. If the current temperature of this deal is anything to go by, it appears the community still isn’t enthused by the £9.99 price tag. That said, don’t forget you can try the first few levels of the auto-running platformer for yourself before you put down any money by simply download the app from your smartphone's respective app store.

BioWare fire back over harassment

Over the weekend, BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn used the studio’s official Twitter feed to respond to the recent harassment of former EA employee Allie Rose-Marie. Having been accused of being responsible for the animation issues within Mass Effect: Andromeda, Flynn stated that the “reports were false” before adding that attacking individuals, regardless of their involvement in the project, is never acceptable."

Speaking of Mass Effect Andromeda…

Mass Effect Andromeda reviews are in… and it’s a mixed bag

The first wave of press reviews landed this morning, and opinion currently lands between average and good. The animations and writing have been the main criticisms, but the combat, exploration, and multiplayer have proven to be popular, with some critics claiming things click further into the game. We’ve already seen chatter on the forums of people cancelling pre-orders on the back of the EA Access demo, but have you been swayed by today’s reviews? Perhaps you’re ignoring them entirely and are still looking forward to it? Get on the forums and get the chatter going!

New details emerge for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (spotted by CoolDude0123)

The PlayStation EU blog has posted some fresh info on the upcoming spin-off in the Uncharted series. Topics covered include how the setting of India will inject “a fresh surge of colour and personality”, and why Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross were chosen as the co-leads. There’s also mention of “the biggest [area] ever for an Uncharted game” in which are littered with puzzles, traversal challenges, and plenty of treasure to find.

Excited by the new details? Still not convinced? Head over to the PS4 News Thread and let the community know!

Frank Rising DLC coming to Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising fans will be seeing Frank West in a new light come April 11th, as Microsoft have announced the Frank Rising DLC. Part of the Season Pass (or £7.99 on its own), it sees Frank infected with the undead virus, an unfortunate turn of events that gives him new abilities. It also means he needs to feed to survive, which should mix things up a little in the zombie-killing sandbox.

Excited to eat some brains for once instead of smashing them? Let us know over in the Xbox One Thread!

And finally… the power of dreams

Over the weekend Twitter user @GeenticJen discovered that Corey Bunnel, one of the developers that worked on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, had posted on a forum 10 years ago discussing his dream to “work for Nintendo as a game designer” once he left high school. It’s a success story a decade in the making that proves that dreams really can come true if you put in a bit of hard work (and helping develop one of the highest rated games ever made is a pretty awesome bonus.)

Don’t forget to join in the discussion on Breath of the Wild over in the HUKD Nintendo Switch owners thread and The great big HUKD Nintendo thread.

Today’s Trailers and Videos

Goat Simulator: Waste of Space trailer

The most unlikely game ever continues to expand on PS4, and this time the goat’s going to space. The new trailer is the usual mix of pop culture references and animal-based ridiculousness ahead of the DLC’s release tomorrow on PS4.

Birthdays The Beginning Gameplay and Developer Interview

The SimLife meets Minecraft title Birthdays The Beginning has a new developer interview video out in the wild. In it, creator Yasuhiro Wada (of Harvest Moon fame) talks about the various ways players will be able to bring new life to your cube islands, as well as challenge mode scenarios that will be available outside of the sandbox story campaign.

Injustice 2: Cheetah trailer


The latest trailer for Injustice 2 gives us our first look at Cheetah, who was confirmed as part of the roster last month. There’s plenty of clawing and kicking going on, as Cheetah tears up the Amazonian princess, Robin, and Deadshot in the latest gameplay trailer.
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How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.
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dr_spaceman
How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.

That's a good point. I'll have a word with the powers-that-be and see how they want to go about this (as I know there is concern about sticking threads in Misc.) I'll keep you posted at any rate!

Edited By: Malkaurai on Mar 21, 2017 18:53
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Looks great OP.
That Classic FM programme sounds good. :D
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Nice idea! :D
Nintendo announced the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS) Limited Edition is going to be released May 19th Link to the article.
The video's in there but it's also on their youtube page linky here.
I've been checking around and couldn't find any listings yet (except for gamestop.com at $59.99). Might be one to keep on eye out for if last year's Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition is anything to go by.
It comes with the game, an artbook, metal pixel pin badges of Alm, Celica, and Marth, a double-sided titlesheet, the “Sounds of Echoes” soundtrack selection CD, and Alm and Celica amiibo.
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Can we confirm... unless am I being stupid and missing them... the Switch, Xbox and ps4 threads have all been deleted????
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haritori

Cheers... I don't know what I was looking at I was in Misc and gaming and had gone back days!! Im obviously blind... wanted to post the cracking news about the three "blockbusters" just added to BC... ;)
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So having spoken with the powers-that-be, the best solution to ensure you don't miss any threads you're interested in is to use the Subscribe and / or "Save Misc Thread" function at the bottom of the OP. Hope that info helps those wanting to stay up to speed!
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Archive Post for 21/03/17 - Sleuthy sequels, a patchy Andromeda, & musical scores

Featured News

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory announced for 2018

Bandai Namco kicked off the morning by announcing that Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth would be getting another instalment next year. Hacker’s Memory takes place during the same time frame as the original Cyber Sleuth game, as new protagonist Keisuke Amazawa attempts to uncover the truth behind the mysteries that exist between the real and digital worlds. Screenshots for the upcoming game can be found over in the PS4 thread (found by CoolDude0123) so be sure to check them out.

Dark Souls III’s upcoming patch to include PS4 Pro frame rate improvements (Spotted by adamipswich)

Details for the next big patch for Dark Souls III were thrown up on the official sub-reddit this morning, ahead of the release for The Ringed City DLC. Along with the usual weapon balance fixes, users spotted that there will be “increased frame rate for gameplay on PlayStation 4 Pro.” While this detail is somewhat vague, the official twitter account did confirm that it will be “variable FPS”, so don’t go expecting 60 frames per second as invading phantoms come to murder you.

Atlus to unveil new titles this Saturday

The team behind the Megami Tensei and Persona games have announced that they will be hosting an event online this Saturday. The “Atlus New Title” Announcement Special Spring 2017” live stream has a title that is incredibly self-explanatory, we expect something on the Shin Megami Tensei title for the Switch, along with more details on the recently announced Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology for 3DS. The event kicks off at 11:00 BST, but we suggest you brush up on your Japanese before then if you’re planning on watching this one.

Mass Effect: Andromeda gets launch day patch

Although BioWare had previously stated there wouldn’t be any need for a Day One patch (claiming it was part of the launch day build) a patch will be awaiting players when they install the game on all platforms. The PC version will get fixes for missing sound in MP and black screen issues, but console version patch notes weren’t as forthcoming, only mentioning “various improvements and bug fixes.

The debate over yesterday’s critic scores is in full swing over in the Mass Effect: Andromeda reviews thread, so be sure to drop by and get involved.

Play Of The Game export feature to Overwatch this summer, Orisa joins the roster tonight

In a rather short but sweet reply on the Battle.net forums, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Blizzard are currently working on a way to export Play Of The Game highlights out of team-based shooter Overwatch, and that it will arrive in time for summer. This will be music to the ears of fans who have needed to use external capture solutions to show off their moments of glory.

Meanwhile, the newest hero Orisa will be added to the game this evening when the latest patch goes live. Blizzard have confirmed that the new tank character won’t be available in competitive mode for at least a week, a move to ensure all players can get used to her abilities (and weaknesses) before trying to climb those rankings.

Microsoft reveal the Xbox Recon Tech controller, out next month

Microsoft are gearing up for a big Project Scorpio reveal at this year’s E3, but this afternoon they revealed their new Tech series of wireless controllers. The Recon Tech controller was apparently inspired by “military technology and performance patterns,” resulting in premium finishes such as “laser etched texture on the front” and “textured diamond rubberized grip” on the back. It also takes advantage of custom button-mapping via the Xbox Accessories App, as well as the new Copilot feature which allows two controllers to act as one. It launches worldwide on April 25th at a $69.99 price tag. We’ll update this article with a UK price as soon as it appears.

If you’re looking forward to the new controller for your current Xbox, PC or future Scorpio purchase, let the community know by heading to the Xbox One thread.

And finally… Classic FM announces High Score

Having announced that the first UK radio show dedicated to video game music was on its way, today Classic FM announced that High Score will be kicking off on Saturday 22nd April at 9pm. Hosted by Jessica Curry – who won a BAFTA for her soundtrack to Everbody’s Gone To The Rapture – the hour-long program will run for six weeks and will focus on a different theme each episode.

What’s your favourite video game soundtrack? Start a thread and get those musical opinions flowing!

Latest Trailers and Videos

26 Years Later: New Street Fighter II World Warrior Combos

In another example of older games hiding secrets, a prominent Street Fighter player known as Desk has discovered combo attacks in Street Fighter II: World Warrior (the arcade version of the title) that have allegedly never been seen before. The meat of the theory is explained in the description of the video, but the gist of it is that an exploit that only Vega should have been able to use – performing a combo after a knockdown – is technically possible with every character in the game. This led to Desk going on a month-long investigation to see what else he could do, including double jump-ins and double fireballs. It’s interesting stuff if you’re a fan of the classic fighting game.

Civilization VI – First Look: Persia

2K Games have unveiled the next civilization to be added to its strategy series – Persia. The video details how the Persian empire will be ideal for players who like to make money and launch surprise wars upon their enemies. This is thanks to leader Cyrus II’s special ability that provides bonus movement upon after a surprise declaration, and the Immortal swordsman unit that includes a ranged attack makes them a formidable opponent.
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Fallout VR sounds interesting might sway me into buying a PS4. Thanks for the gaming news OP very informative.
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shr3dd3r
Fallout VR sounds interesting might sway me into buying a PS4. Thanks for the gaming news OP very informative.
Don't put your order in just yet, as it might be on the Scorpio. (_;)
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Archive Post for 22/03/17 Tech-Noir Kickstarters, VR Fallout, & ♫ Daytoooooonaaaaaaaa!♫

Featured News

Tech-Noir tactics game All Wall Must Fall heads to Kickstarter

This morning Inbetween Games – a trio of developers formerly from Yager – launched their Kickstarter campaign for their game All Wall Must Fall. Taking inspiration from titles like XCOM, The Banner Saga, and Braid for its gameplay, the self-described “tech-noir tactics game” takes place in an alternative future Berlin where the Cold War never ended. I highly recommend checking out their pitch video, which shows the gameplay in motion and demonstrates how the music blends into the action.

BioWare “looking at patching lots of issues” in Andromeda

Although the day-one patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda has now been detailed with fixes like improvements to cinematics and quests, lead designer Ian S.Frazier has confirmed on Twitter that BioWare are “looking at patching lots of issues and want to strongly support the game moving forward.” While stopped short of getting specific, it’s not hard to guess that he’s referring to the many animation problems that were brought to light during the Early Access demo that was released last week.

With the game landing tomorrow (and certain retailers sending copies out early) be sure to let the community know what your thoughts are on Mass Effect: Andromeda in the community review thread!

Fallout 4 VR to debut at E3

After revealing Fallout 4 VR was a real thing during the Bethesda E3 press conference last year, vice president Pete Hines has confirmed that we will get our first look during this year’s event. The confirmation came during an interview with YouTuber Hip Hop Gamer, going as far as saying that “It is going to blow your mind. It is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen.” I guess we’ll find out for sure in June!

Fated: The Silent Oath finally lands on PSVR next week

Having missed being a PSVR launch title, Fated: The Silent Oath will make its long-awaited appearance on the PlayStation platform on March 28th. The news was confirmed over on the official Twitter feed, almost a year after it initially released on PC. Featuring a colourful, cartoon-like art style, and gameplay that mixes puzzle-solving with exploration and character interaction, it tells the tale of Viking who is trying to protect his family from mythical creatures. There’s no word on pricing just yet, though.

Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble coming to Europe March 30th

European iOS and Android users will finally be able to download the free-to-play mobile spin-off title Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble at the end of the month. The match-em-up battle gameplay turns the Yo-Kai creatures into cute drip creatures called Wib Wob, and it’s up to players to befriend them by defeating them. Having reached over 10 million downloads worldwide since it debuted last year, critics have praised the gameplay and art style.

The Water Festival arrives in Pokemon GO tonight

Those of you still killing your smartphone batteries by catching ‘em all will be pleased to know that a new in-game event kicks off at 8pm this evening. From then until March 29th, players will find more water-based Pokemon like Magikarp and Squirtle on their travels, as well as chance to run into a wild Lapras.

GOG Galaxy coming out of beta in April, adding cloud saves

GOG.com’s Galaxy gaming client will soon be leaving its beta phase and officially launching. Version 1.2 will mark this huge milestone with the addition of Cloud Saves for all titles. While this doesn’t initially sound that impressive, GOG have pointed out that this includes older games that have never had such support before (Planescape: Torment, for example.) Other improvements include a hibernation mode, bandwidth limiting and scheduling, screenshot capturing, and a new in-game overlay. While the official launch date is currently in April, users can opt in to test Version 1.2 in the GOG Galaxy settings.

RUMOUR: Gran Turismo Sport coming in April?

It’s pinch-of-salt time, folks. Reports have emerged of a Finnish retailer updating their listing for Gran Turismo Sport (under the title of Gran Turismo 7) with the release date of April 20th 2017. This could be a placeholder date or ambitious guesswork, but considering the Closed Beta is currently underway there’s always a chance of there being a hint of truth to it all. Either way, we’ll keep you posted if more details emerge.

In the meantime, be sure to dive into the PS4 thread to discuss if you think the rumour is true or a bunch of baloney.

And finally… Daytona USA leads the latest Backwards Compatibility additions

Although you run the risk of getting the classic theme song stuck in your head, Daytona USA is now playable on Xbox One. It’s joined by Stacking and Tower Bloxx Deluxe as the latest additions to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list, so if you already own them digitally or still have the original disc you can revisit these older titles right now.

Latest Trailers and Videos

Ghostbusters: Now Hiring PSVR trailer (Spotted by CoolDude0123)

Out of nowhere, Ghostbusters: Now Hiring has appeared for PSVR. Taking the role of the new recruit, players are charged with capturing Slimer as he runs amok around the iconic Firehouse HQ. While this all sounds great, it should be pointed out that the experience is only around 10 minutes long, and the current US price is $6.99. Hopefully later episodes will be a little more substantial.

Discussion on the VR experience (or lack there of) is taking place over in the PSVR thread, so be sure to drop by and join in.

The Occupation – Announce Trailer

White Paper Games, the team behind Ether One, have announced their next game. The Occupation revolves around a whistleblowing journalist in 1980’s England, whose actions (in real-time) affect the outcome of a politically charged storyline. There’s no confirmed release date, but expect it to arrive later this year.

Quake Champions – Burial Chamber Arena Trailer

With the closed beta beginning in the near future, Bethesda have released a new trailer showing off another of the arenas players will be fighting in free-to-play shooter Quake Champions. The trailer shows off lava pits, gothic hallways, and plenty of rockets (some combined with jumps.) You can head over to the official website to sign up for the closed beta if that’s put you in an old-school shooter mood.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Limited Edition trailer (Spotted by ThriftyMcNifty)

I missed this yesterday (ugh) but Nintendo released a video showing off what will be inside the Limited Edition of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia when it releases on May 19th. Along with the game you’ll get an artbook, three metal pin badges, a soundtrack selection CD, and two amiibos.

And that’s your lot for today. We’ll be back tomorrow with more but in the meantime do be sure to hit the threads if anything here has piqued your interest!
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dr_spaceman
How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.

Agreed. This thread needs to be pinned to the top.

Edited By: darkspace100 on Mar 23, 2017 17:50
#23
darkspace100
dr_spaceman
How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.
Agreed. This thread needs to be pinned to the top.
Every time this thread is updated there's a new comment with the archive of the previous update so it effectively gets bumped everyday anyway - it just doesn't seem to be very popular yet.
2 Likes #24
bernardsfingers
darkspace100
dr_spaceman
How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.
Agreed. This thread needs to be pinned to the top.
Every time this thread is updated there's a new comment with the archive of the previous update so it effectively gets bumped everyday anyway - it just doesn't seem to be very popular yet.

It's most likely as this thread offers very little, its a bunch of links picked out by some guy, who never used misc prior to starting this thread, the other gaming threads are as busy as usual, maybe we should pin them to the top?
1 Like #25
Thread is worthless without Bloodborne 2 announcements.
1 Like #26
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
#27
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me

That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
#28
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
#29
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.

I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
1 Like #30
haritori
bernardsfingers
darkspace100
dr_spaceman
How will people know you have updated this if it does not appear in the new section? Seems like the majority of people won't know this thread even exists! I do think it is a good idea but unless it is pinned to the top or highlighted on the main page I think it will just get lost along with everything else. I also think this is a problem with the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo threads that the majority of people do not know they exist.
Agreed. This thread needs to be pinned to the top.
Every time this thread is updated there's a new comment with the archive of the previous update so it effectively gets bumped everyday anyway - it just doesn't seem to be very popular yet.
It's most likely as this thread offers very little, its a bunch of links picked out by some guy, who never used misc prior to starting this thread, the other gaming threads are as busy as usual, maybe we should pin them to the top?
It doesn't really seem to make much sense as at least if someone starts a thread about a bit of gaming news then they have something to say about it & are generally ready to take part in the discussion. This is just a list of links by a random.
#31
dr_spaceman
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
Oh ok, well I have no clue then
1 Like #32
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
Oh ok, well I have no clue then
The current theory on the official reddit is that it's going to another Warhammer-based game, this time set in the Lustrian Empire. While I wouldn't say that matches the whole "never done before" comment, Warhammer: Total War (which should have been called Total Warhammer, let's be honest) was the fastest-selling entry in the series so I wouldn't blame TCA from trying to build on that success.
2 Likes #33
Malkaurai
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
Oh ok, well I have no clue then
The current theory on the official reddit is that it's going to another Warhammer-based game, this time set in the Lustrian Empire. While I wouldn't say that matches the whole "never done before" comment, Warhammer: Total War (which should have been called Total Warhammer, let's be honest) was the fastest-selling entry in the series so I wouldn't blame TCA from trying to build on that success.
Didn't they say it was always going to be a trilogy or something? I remember reading a while back that they planned what were basically standalone expansions, let you expand your map if you have each game or get a new map (with them trying to sell you the older stuff no doubt) if not
1 Like #34
1 Like #35
Deaa
Malkaurai
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
Oh ok, well I have no clue then
The current theory on the official reddit is that it's going to another Warhammer-based game, this time set in the Lustrian Empire. While I wouldn't say that matches the whole "never done before" comment, Warhammer: Total War (which should have been called Total Warhammer, let's be honest) was the fastest-selling entry in the series so I wouldn't blame TCA from trying to build on that success.
Didn't they say it was always going to be a trilogy or something? I remember reading a while back that they planned what were basically standalone expansions, let you expand your map if you have each game or get a new map (with them trying to sell you the older stuff no doubt) if not
You're absolutely right - they are doing a trilogy's worth of content that, as you say, can be bolted on or as a standalone purchase. Chances are that's what they meant by something they had "never done before."
#36
Malkaurai
Deaa
Malkaurai
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
dr_spaceman
Rom
I think this is great! I don't look at gaming news.
That total war background looks like Aztec/Maya shenanigans to me
That is what I was thinking although fans of Warhammer are quick to point out that the Aztec/Maya counterpart in the Warhammer world are the Lizardmen. So possibly a continuation of the previous game?
I kind of doubt that somehow, would be disappointing for the history buffs and too soon?
I was really looking forward to the Warhammer one but I wasn't crazy on it, admittedly haven't played many hours.
I used to love the Total War games back when I had a gaming PC but I think the last one I played was Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion Pack. I know this is going back some years but this included Aztec and Native American factions set in the New World. I guess they could revisit that period again but a few months back they mentioned the next game would be something they have never did before. I guess we will find out 7 days from now, not too long to wait!
Oh ok, well I have no clue then
The current theory on the official reddit is that it's going to another Warhammer-based game, this time set in the Lustrian Empire. While I wouldn't say that matches the whole "never done before" comment, Warhammer: Total War (which should have been called Total Warhammer, let's be honest) was the fastest-selling entry in the series so I wouldn't blame TCA from trying to build on that success.
Didn't they say it was always going to be a trilogy or something? I remember reading a while back that they planned what were basically standalone expansions, let you expand your map if you have each game or get a new map (with them trying to sell you the older stuff no doubt) if not
You're absolutely right - they are doing a trilogy's worth of content that, as you say, can be bolted on or as a standalone purchase. Chances are that's what they meant by something they had "never done before."
Shame, I would much prefer a new historical one! Don't get me wrong, being a fan of the series I enjoyed TWW but I much preferred Attila
#37
Archive Post for 23/03/17 – Joy-Con free fixes, Destiny 2 info leaks, & Total War teases

Featured News

Nintendo confirms Joy-Con connectivity issues, will fix for free

It’s a topic that has been ongoing in our Switch Owners Thread on the forums, but Nintendo have finally confirmed there’s something causing the Joy-Con controllers to de-sync from the console. Anyone who is suffering from these issues can get in touch with Nintendo Support for the fix to be done free of charge. Nintendo have also promised that it won’t affect future shipments of the device, as the issue has been fixed at a factory level.

Community member Moonwolf1976 has started a thread specifically about the news, so be sure to head over and join in the conversation!

Xbox Games With Gold for April leaked (Spotted by benjamin316)

The Xbox Austria team have jumped the gun by announcing the Games With Gold line-up for April. The image tweeted confirmed that Ryse: Son of Rome (XO) and Darksiders (X360) will kick off the month, with The Walking Dead Season 2 (XO) and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (X360) arriving on the 16th. We expect an official announcement to appear in the next future, but in the meantime you can head over to the ongoing discussion thread on our forums to let the community know if you plan to pick any of the up!

Destiny 2 poster and release date leaked, more details apparently coming later today

The first sighting of Destiny 2 promotional material was spotted in the wild early today. Posted over on NeoGAF, the poster shows three characters – all humans and without helms, curiously – standing with familiar looking weaponry and armour. Of course, the juicy details from the image are confirmation of a September 8th release date, and the familiar sight of a “PlayStation Exclusive Content” tag in the top corner. There’s also mention of a beta at the bottom, which will most likely be linked to pre-orders.

Kotaku claim the image is legit and that Bungie are going to make an official announcement later today.
There will no doubt be a big blowout of details come E3, but in the meantime take the forums to discuss the leak!

The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 3 landing March 28th

After a three month wait, the third episode of the The Walking Dead Season 3 will be releasing on March 28th. The news was announced via Telltale’s twitter account and includes a (relatively) spoiler-filled trailer.

Titanfall 2 gets another Free Weekend on PS4, Colony Reborn DLC dated

If you’re a PS4 owner who hasn’t had chance to check out Titanfall 2 yet, listen up. Another free weekend will be taking place from March 30th until April 3rd, giving full access to the multiplayer suite. There’ll be some single player content too with the Training Gauntlet and The Beacon mission will be available to try. The Free Weekend will also mark the release of the Colony Reborn DLC - which will be free to all players – bringing a new map, a new weapon, two new Prime Titans and a Curb Check execution.

Tempted to give it a go? Let us know in the PS4 thread!

And finally… New Total War game to be revealed next week

More grand strategy is on the way from the folks at The Creative Assembly. A countdown page has appeared over on the Total War website, with the timer set to run out at 4pm next Friday. The background image shows an aerial view of a misty forest, with what looks like a temple in the background. Got any theories on which period (or IP) will be covered next? Sound off on the forums!

Latest Trailers and Videos

Day of Infamy Launch Trailer

New World Interactive, the team behind tactical multiplayer shooter Insurgence, is finally bringing their latest title out of Early Access. Day of Infamy offers a WWII shooter experience with a focus on teamwork within its multiplayer and co-op modes. Pre-release impressions have been largely positive, stating the gameplay finds the fine line between Red Orchestra and Day of Defeat. It currently costs £14.99 on Steam.

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet The Heroes Part III: Maribel & Ruff

Ahead of its release on April 28th for PS4 and PC, Square Enix have released a new trailer showing off two new characters in Dragon Quest Heroes II. Maribel demonstrates her ranged abilities, while Ruff smashes everything whilst riding on a giant wolf (as well as a herd of sheep.)

Kingdom Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix – Fight the Darkness Trailer

With just over a week to go until its release, a new Kingdom Hearts HD trailer shows off highlights from throughout the series. Effectively four games and two in-game cinematic films, 1.5 + 2.5 ReMix contains most of the series in one compilation.

Prey – Only Yu Can Save The World

The latest trailer for the upcoming Prey reboot focuses on the main character of Morgan Yu. The team at Arkane Studios explain why players will be able to choose the gender of the protagonist, as well how choices will impact the overall game.
#38
Malkaurai
...Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Launch Trailers

With two weeks to go until the remastered version of Bulletstorm arrives, a new trailer has been released to showing the over-the-top FPS gameplay with the improved visuals. The Full Clip Edition comes with all of the DLC, and pre-orders can even replace the main character with a certain Duke Nukem, complete with voice acting from John St. John.

Has the on-screen "skill shot" (point-allocation/description) text from the previous video generation variants been removed in the "Full Clip Edition"?

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjNEKnifT5M ]
#39
fanpages
Malkaurai
...Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Launch Trailers
With two weeks to go until the remastered version of Bulletstorm arrives, a new trailer has been released to showing the over-the-top FPS gameplay with the improved visuals. The Full Clip Edition comes with all of the DLC, and pre-orders can even replace the main character with a certain Duke Nukem, complete with voice acting from John St. John.
Has the on-screen "skill shot" (point-allocation/description) text from the previous video generation variants been removed in the "Full Clip Edition"?
[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjNEKnifT5M ]
It's still there! There's a post on the official website that goes into detail on it: http://bulletstorm.com/blog-en/unleash-destruction-with-bulletstorm-full-clip-editions-skillshot-system/
#40
Malkaurai
It's still there! There's a post on the official website that goes into detail on it: http://bulletstorm.com/blog-en/unleash-destruction-with-bulletstorm-full-clip-editions-skillshot-system/

Phew! Thanks.

That was one of my favourite features of the previous version.

I did enjoy it but after a few hours of play it was really just the same experience over & over again (just in different locations within the game).

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