Kemono Friends 3 Japanese TV Spot

Sega has released the first Japanese TV spot for its newly announced pair of Kemono Friends titles, Kemono Friends 3 for smartphones and Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours for arcades.

Both titles are due out in 2019 in Japan. Kemono Friends 3: Planet Tours will exhibit at Japan Amusement Expo 2019 from January 26 to 27.

Watch the TV spot below.

 

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10 Minutes Of AWAY: Journey To The Unexpected Gameplay

 

About AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected

A colorful first-person adventure game that combines action, negotiation and rogue-lite elements!

Progress through the levels and the story, choose your path, but above all, recruit allies. All the strange characters you meet ingame can be played in first person, and it’s up to you to find the right answers to get them to join your team!

Idiotic workmen, mystery from outer space, oddball friends, and fast combats await!

Key Features

• Journey around a colorful world with unique visuals, with 2D characters living in a 3D world.

• Unravel a funny and light-hearted story, with just the right pinch of rogue-lite elements.

• Befriend and play a large variety of quirky characters!

• An anime-themed soundtrack composed by Kazuhiko Naruse.

 

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PUBG Mobile Zombie Mode and Map Leaked

PUBG Mobile might be getting the Zombie mode along with other interesting updates sooner than expected as part of update 0.10.5.

PUBG Mobile might get a new map specifically for the Zombie game mode as a tie-in with Resident Evil 2 Remake as announced by them on the last day of the Dubai Finals. Players have also been finding dead zombies washed up on the shore on various parts of Erangel.

The Zombie Mode will come with an MK47 Mutant Rifle, the PP-Bizon, dynamic weather for Erangel and Miramar hopefully, Vikendi map will be more stable and will also get Daytime, Nighttime and Moonlight modes.

A death cam to show you how you died will also come to the game along with a “Classic voice” for quick chat in the game. Footprints will also be trackable in Vikendi now so you will be able to use that to track down enemies and get the jump on them if they’re not cautious.

The release date of the update 0.10.5 could be around 19th-22nd January as Resident Evil 2 releases on January 25th and Tencent would likely push the zombies content a bit before the release of the game.

Here’s a list of all the changes that can be expected in the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update.

  • Tukshai for Sanhok map
  • New snow area in Erangel map
  • New dynamic weather in Miramar and Erangel map
  • New death cam feature to show you a replay of how you died
  • Zombies Mode
  • MK 47 Mutant rifle
  • Laser sight for weapons
  • Snow bike for Vikendi
  • New dance emotes
  • Classic Voices
  • PUBG Vikendi snow map removed from beta
  • Royale Pass Season 5 cosmetics
  • Zombie map
  • UC for BP redemption system

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Rocket League Finally Gets Full Cross-Platform Play!

Rocket League has finally received full Cross-Platform play support which means that people on different consoles can play with and against each other.

Sony has finally given the green light on Cross-Platform play which means that players on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC can play together on all online game modes including ranked.

Cross-Platform party support is not fully in yet and will be coming very soon but until then, Psyonix has a for you to play with your friends on different consoles.

“Should you want to play with friends on other platforms before cross-platform parties release, however, you can! Just select Play from the Main Menu, then Private Match, followed by Create or Join Private Match, and you’re set from there.”

After Fortnite, Rocket League is the second title which has cross-platform play for every platform it is available on and with Sony already allowing this on Fortnite and Rocket League, Minecraft could be the next title to be given the green light.

Psyonix is aware of how big this milestone is and have let the fans know how important their role was in making this happen.

“Today’s announcement is an important one for us here at Psyonix, because we know how much our community has wanted full cross-platform support for quite some time. It’s because of you, our fans, and our generous partners on all systems and services that have made this possible in the first place. On behalf of the entire team, THANK YOU for your passion and persistence as we continue to do our best to make Rocket League the best experience we can.”

This could very well be how cross-platform for major titles slowly snowballs into it being a normal feature and not something that fans get after a lot of petitioning.

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Anthem Won’t Have Lootboxes or Pay-To-Win

Anthem will not have lootboxes according to the Lead Producer Michael Gamble in his tweets which has put fans at ease.

He stated that lootboxes didn’t have any place in the game and will instead only have cosmetic microtransactions for those who want to partake in that.

He also went on to say that while in the demo cosmetics cost 25 Coin, that won’t be the case in the main game as they will be cheaper and they’ll also give you some Coin to spend on cosmetic items.

From his tweets, he’s making it pretty clear that Anthem won’t have any Pay-to-win microtransactions or RNG based lootboxes where you gamble away your money in hopes of getting something good. Nor does it seem like they’ll be forcing you to pay for items that you may want as it seems like the premium currency “Coin” will also be obtainable in game and will only be used for cosmetic items.

A lot of people who were interesting in the game were concerned about this but this brings a little bit of peace to mind especially since there’s been a lot of positive feedback about the game.

After what went down with Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare really needs to make this work. The game is highly focused on the co-op aspect but we really hope they don’t skip out on the story and characters in the world because that’s what made people fall in love with BioWare games in the first place.

Anthem’s demo will be available from 25th-27th January for folks who have pre-ordered the game on all platforms. The open demo will take place from 1st-3rd February for all platforms and will be available for everyone to try regardless of if you have the game or not.

Anthem releases on 22nd February with Early Access for Access members on 15th February.

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Red Dead Online Beta adds Gun Rush, A new Battle Royale Mode

Rockstar Games have added more content to the Red Dead Online Beta with a new game mode called the Gun Rush.

Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins.

More updates are coming soon including new Races and Showdown Modes and new clothing and emotes, as well as some additional changes based on player feedback including:

  • Daily Challenges: Tackle new challenges each day covering every aspect of the game, from sharpshooting to evading the law.
  • Law and Bounty Upgrades: Some changes are coming to the way the Law and Bounty systems work in Red Dead Online to reduce the enticements for griefing. Soon, players will get a bounty for committing crimes and will be incentivized to pay them off within an allotted time. Wait too long and bounty hunters from each of the states will track the player forcing them to either pay up or escape.
  • Parley Changes: We’re making the Parley system easier to trigger so that you can avoid aggressive players more quickly. In addition, it will be easier to trigger Feuds, Posse Feuds and Leader Feuds to take on attacking players in structured competition.
  • Proximity-Based Player Blips: Player location blips will soon appear only over short distances, reducing the range at which you are visible to others, decreasing the likelihood of being targeted by another player across large areas. Down the line, we’re also looking to introduce the ability to identify players who grief and kill indiscriminately with a progressively darkening blip that becomes more visible and at a longer range, so everyone in a session can identify potentially dangerous opponents at a glance and from a safe distance.

More to Come
We are working on lots of new content that we will be releasing this year. Just a few of the updates in the works are:

  • All-new missions to build on your Story in A Land Of Opportunities – from previously established characters like Horley and Jessica LeClerk, and some new ones as well.
  • A range of Dynamic Events throughout the world
  • Lots of new competitive modes including new Showdown Modes and Races
  • Plus new weapons and clothing, and lots more that we’re not quite ready to announce just yet…

Xbox One players can also now access the Red Chestnut Arabian Horse, Alligator Skin Ranch Cutter Saddle and the High Roller Double-Action Revolver in the Red Dead Online Beta.

Rockstar Games Newswire Post 

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Kingston to Showcase Upcoming Consumer, Enterprise SSDs and Everyday Life Embedded Solutions

 Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, will once again share upcoming products for consumers and business customers at CES®2019. For over three decades, Kingston’s industry-leading products and technology solutions have provided great performance, reliability and consistency, and this year will be no different.

Kingston will demonstrate the following:

  • The next generation four-channel NVMe M.2 SSDs which provides consumers, different levels of blazing speeds and high performances.
  • Embedded solutions which power products found in everyday life, which is an aspect that the Company is usually not known for.
  • High-endurance microSD cards for devices such as security and dash cameras.
  • 8K video editing station powered by an upcoming U.2 NVMe SSD and data centre SATA SSDs inRAID 0. For the past few years, Kingston has been working with the movie industry in Hollywood for its content capture and postproduction needs. The demonstration includes some of the tools that studios use:
    • DC1000M NVMe U.2 SSD will be Kingston’s first U.2 form factor SSD offering over 5x the performance of SATA SSDs. It is perfect for system integrators designing next-gen., high performance servers and storage arrays for Tier 2 Cloud providers and hosting companies running either OEM or white box server platforms.
    • Data Centre 500R (DC500R) and Data Centre 500M (DC500M) SATA SSDs. DC500R is optimized for read-centric workloads and DC500M is suited for workloads featuring a high mix of reads and writes. Both drives offer endurance ranges that satisfy 80 percent of the world’s workload requirements and are designed with Quality of Service (QoS) as the primary criteria to ensure predictability and consistency in IO and latency delivery.

“We are proud to be back for another year at CES to share our upcoming products,” said Craig Tilmont, Director of marketing, Kingston. “Whether it’s our SSDs, encrypted USBs, or other Flash or embedded solutions, we hope that those who visit the Kingston suite fully recognize our continued dedication to offering consistent, high-performing solutions. As needs change we are happy to support all our customers ― Client to Enterprise ― with products that deliver.”

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Bungie Holds on to Destiny as They Separate from Activision

Developer Bungie has separated from publisher Activision after completing 8 years of the initial 10-year publishing agreement.

Bungie has also gotten all the rights to the Destiny franchise as according to Bungie’s original agreement with Activision, all the new IP that Bungie worked on would belong to Bungie so this makes sense. While under Activision Bungie developed and released both Destiny titles as well as all the expansions and DLCs for those games.


Bungie has stated that they will continue to support Destiny 2 and continue to deliver content based on the original roadmap for the game. The game will also remain on Battle.Net for now.

According to  Jason Schreier’s post on Kotaku, employees were more than elated to hear this news and apparently even popped open champagne. According to information given to him, the employees were sick of dealing with the publisher as they felt rushed and restricted with what they could do as Activision was focused more on the monetary side of things. An example of this is that even though the Forsaken DLC was loved by fans, Activision felt it was a let down as it didn’t meet their sales standards.

 “We’ll continue to deliver on the existing Destiny roadmap, and we’re looking forward to releasing more seasonal experiences in the coming months,” the company said, “as well as surprising our community with some exciting announcements about what lies beyond.”

Now that Bungie’s Destiny is in their own hands, fans can get their hopes up again as the game may now focus more on the experience rather than how they can monetize it better.  Bungie also has a new game in the works titled “Matter” which is being worked on thanks to the $100 million investment from NetEase. If you want to read Bungie’s full blog post, click here.

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Catherine Classic Out Now for PC; Other Atlus Games May Follow

Catherine Classic, one of Atlus’ many great titles has made its way to the PC platform on Steam after nearly 8 years of its original release.

Catherine was teased a lot on the Steam page of Shenmue 1 and 2 and it’s finally out now. The game is not a remastered version and lacks the features from the upcoming PS4 and Vita remaster of the game, Catherine Full Body. The game supports both the Xbox and Dualshock controllers, has had a bit of a graphical uplift, rebindable keys and lots of audio options.

Sadly, the game runs at 30fps and doesn’t seem to run at an unlocked framerate as advertised and doesn’t have a lot of graphical options to change. It does support widescreen resolutions and 4K which is good to see.

After the Yakuza series made its way to PC with the release of Yakuza 0 we’ve been seeing more Atlus games make their way to PCas Yakuza Kiwami is coming soon and now they’ve released Catherine Classic. We can only hope that Persona 5 R is a version of the game with added content that will make its way to PC along with an unlocked framerate, 4K and widescreen support and maybe even a bit more story related content.

“We hope to have more exciting news to share from Sega/Atlus in regards to publishing on PC in the future,” says Sega so being hopeful and expecting the Persona or Megami Tensei series to make its way to PC doesn’t seem outlandish or far fetched. Catherine is a fantastic game that players can now experience and if they decide to release the Persona or Megami Tensei series on PC, fans of the series will be extremely excited and it will also bring in a lot of new fans.

Catherine Classic is now available on Steam for $19.99 or Rs 665 and is a great puzzle game that has a gripping story accompanied with a stellar soundtrack which will leave you wanting for more.

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