Tekken 7 Season 2 Announced! Features Negan from The Walking Dead

Introducing a brand new lineup of warriors stepping into the Tekken 7 ring! With Season 2 of the Tekken 7 Season Pass, fighters such as Anna Williams, Lei Wulong and Negan from AMC’s The Walking Dead join the fight!

Your eyes do not deceive you, your pounding heart does not betray you; Negan from AMC’s The Walking Dead is making his way into Tekken 7 to deal a world of pain in the Tekken universe. Negan, beloved by fans of The Walking Dead for his charismatic yet sinister demeanor, is ready to destroy all challengers, regardless of their stature in the Tekken universe.

As the personal bodyguard of Kazuya Mishima, Anna Williams is a beautiful and intelligent officer with deadly fighting skills, and serves to drive her sister Nina crazy!

Lei Wulong makes his long awaited return to Tekken, sporting new digs and his deadly Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake, and Dragon styles!

Tekken 7 Season Pass 2 is coming soon to PS4, XB1, and PC.

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FIFA 18 eWorld Cup Kicks Off!

The FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, formerly known as the FIFA Interactive World Cup has kicked off!  Over the course of 9 months, 20 million players participated in the qualifiers but out of those 20 million today, only 32 players remain. These 32 players will fight for the title of the best FIFA 18 player in the world and along with it a cash prize of $250,000.

Last year’s Champion, Spencer ‘Gorilla’ Ealing

The tournament follows the actual World Cup in many ways. The tournament fixtures start off with the Group Stages, followed by the Round of 16, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and then the Grand Finale. However, there is one difference. This tournament takes place using the Ultimate Team mode so expect Brazilian Ronaldo teaming up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to play against a team that also has Messi and Ronaldo.

Another way in which it follows the actual World Cup is with its anti-doping measures. Starting this year, FIFA will be testing the players for performance enhancers like Adderall. They will be following the regulations set by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Association) and players who are found to be breaking these rules will be punished. The tournament is taking places in London and will end after the Grand Finale at 6PM GMT on Saturday, August 4th. The matches will be streamed on Youtube, Twitch and Facebook.

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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Getting a PC Release Soon?

SEGA’s Yakuza series has been exclusive to the PlayStation consoles but that changed after they announced that Yakuza 0 and Kiwami will be coming to PC. Yakuza 0 is a great PC port and is one of the top-selling games on Steam at the time of writing this article. Now that SEGA can see that the PC platform is a viable one, it seems to be only a matter of time until the rest of the games make their way onto this platform. In SEGA’s fiscal year report the platform for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is stated to be PlayStation 4 and PC.

As seen in the screenshot above, this could be an error on their part but that seems highly unlikely. Yakuza 0 has been selling quite well and SEGA did say that if Yakuza 0 and Kiwami sold well, they would bring the other games to PC as well. This could be a great time to bring in new fans to the series as 0 and Kiwami(The remake of Yakuza 1) are out/ coming soon and Kiwami 2 should be rolling out soon too. While Yakuza 3 and 4 don’t a have a proper remake like 1 and 2, they do have remasters that are coming out on the PlayStation 4 soon. If they were to port that to the PC in time for the Yakuza 6 PC release, that would be a dream come true for fans. Nonetheless, Yakuza 6 on PC would be quite stunning due to the new engine and the power of the PC allowing players and fans of the series to experience the final saga of Kiryu Kazuma in 4k 60fps glory should they choose to.

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Yakuza 0 PC Out Now! Launch Trailer Depicts Yakuza Perfectly

A prequel to the long-running series, Yakuza 0 is the perfect entry point to the Yakuza series. With the legendary Dragon of Dojima, Kazuma Kiryu, and series regular Goro Majima, embark on a rich saga, experiencing their gripping origin stories of moral dilemmas as young yakuza.

Explore the neon-lit streets of Kamurocho (Tokyo) and Sotenbori (Osaka), beating piles of cash out of street thugs (literally) whilst using three different fighting styles. Help civilians in over 100 substories, run your own business and immerse yourself in 1980s Japan with SEGA’s arcade classics, telephone clubs, discos, pocket circuit car races and more.

Stay tuned for the full PC review soon!

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PlayStation Plus Games: August 2018

Mafia III and Dead by Daylight are your PlayStation Plus games for August

If you’re sat reading this in naught but your underwear, with a bag of ice tucked under each arm and an electric fan whispering sweet nothings in your general direction then please know that we don’t blame you, friend – we really don’t.

As the scorching summer continues to roast much of the northern hemisphere, here at PlayStation we’ve been using the good weather as an excuse to celebrate all things PlayStation Plus.

Continuing the Summer of Plus, this week members can pick-up extra savings in our massive Summer Sale, grab some cheeky freebies for Fortnite, Fallout Shelter and H1Z1: Battle Royale and next week, you’ll be able to download two additional bonus titles alongside your usual monthly games.

And on the subject of monthly games, it’s that time again. Here are the titles you can download from 7th August:

Mafia III

First up this month, we’re heading back to the not-so-swinging ’60s of America’s inner-city ‘Deep South’ for a brutal story of criminal enterprise, family feuds and bitter racial tensions.

As returning African-American war veteran Lincoln Clay, it’ll be up to you to cut a trail of destruction through the seedy underworld of New Bordeaux – a re-imagined version of New Orleans -settling scores with old rivals, forging new alliances and building a criminal empire.

A slick open-world action adventure that combines driving, shoot-outs and exploration, Mafia III’s refreshingly different setting and tight scripting make for a tense and immersive experience.

Dead by Daylight

Staying with a distinctly cinematic theme, this month’s second title takes a hot slice of ’80s pulp horror and mixes it with modern asymmetric multiplayer to create one of the most unique online experiences on PS4.

The set-up is straight-forward: four players enter a nightmarish online arena and must work together to escape a fifth player, a lone maniacal killer whose job it is to dispatch them before they can escape.

What mixes up each round is the variety of players you’re matched with. Their motivations – (are they out for themselves or the whole team?), their evasion skills and approach to collaboration makes all the difference.

The cherry on the top? You can play as – or indeed, run like hell from – iconic big screen charmers like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface – as if childhood nightmares hadn’t scarred you enough!

Knowledge is Power

The perfect game for those long, lazy summer evenings, Knowledge is Power pits up to six players against one another in a race to the top of the Pyramid of Knowledge. Inch your way up by answering questions, completing tasks and occasionally trying to trip up your fellow contestants, all in the name of jolly-good fun.

And you can put those Dualshock controllers down – as a Playlink title, Knowledge is Power needs nothing but your handy smart phone.

Here They Lie
Dark psychological horror meets the unparalleled immersion of PlayStation VR – what could possibly go wrong?

An excellent test of nerve for those with gumption, Here They Lie is a surreal, unsettling journey through an otherworldly realm filled with strange, malevolent creatures and unpredictable environments.

Brave its horrors and you’ll uncover a mystery buried at the heart of this feverish nightmare and perhaps answers to questions you’d dared not even ask – and you thought you’d sweated enough this summer!

Anything else?

As usual, we’ll be adding two additional games for both PS3 and PS Vita to the line-up. The final roster looks like this:

• Mafia III (PS4)

• Dead by Daylight (PS4)

• Knowledge is Power (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)

• Here They Lie (PS Plus Bonus – PS VR required)

• Bound by Flame (PS3)

• Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)

• Draw Slasher (PS Vita)

• Space Hulk (PS Vita)

All these will be available to download from 7th August.

Matthew Groizard – Content Producer, SIEE

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PUBG 1.0 Update #19 Features Bullet Penetration System and New Dynamic Weather

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround is still an extremely popular game and with the PGI tournament having recently ended, the developers thought it would be a good time for a new update that brought quite a few gameplay changes. One of the biggest gameplay changes includes the Bullet Penetration system which now works on hands and legs of characters. This means that after a bullet hits a player’s hands or legs, it will continue on its trajectory based on its “ballistic curve”. This means that if you’re running towards an enemy with your hands covering your face, the bullets can now pass through your arms and can result in you getting headshot.

The other addition is the Dynamic Weather system that has been brought back. Rain and Fog are now random events that could happen in-game which may or may not give you an advantage since the fog hinders visibility and the rain can cover the sound of your footsteps. The full changelog and addition can be read below.

Gameplay
  • Bullet penetration system is now applied to arms and hands.
    • When bullet hits the arm/hand of the character, it will penetrate following its ballistic curve. The result will be different depending on whether the arm/hand is blocking more vulnerable body parts.
      • When a bullet penetrates a arm/hand and strikes a more vulnerable body part behind it, the greater damage will be applied. In other words, if a player’s arm/hand takes a bullet while blocking their head, the full headshot damage will be applied. This penetration system works for the head, torso, and waist only.
      • If a bullet penetrates the arm/hand, but no vulnerable body part is behind it, only the arm/hand damage will be applied
    • Arm/hand penetration is disabled for shotguns
    • Bullet penetration is not applied to legs.
  • When exiting vehicles while pressing the sprint key, sprint now remains engaged. This way you won’t have to release and press the button again to start sprinting.
  • If a teammate disconnects, but is still alive in game, other teammates couldn’t see the game reward (result) screen after all other teammates died. Now players can check even if there are disconnected players in their team.
    • If a disconnected teammate reconnects the game, and finishes the game with better result, teammates will receive any additional rewards earned by that player.
    • To prevent abuse, other teammates cannot see the Deathcam until all players, including the disconnected player, have died.

 

Farewell PGI 2018!
  • Loading screen, lobby theme, and lobby music have reverted back to normal.
  • In-game PGI advertisements and team logo graffiti have been removed.

 

UI/UX

  • Dropping items in stacks has been improved.
    • Quantity can now be adjusted using a slider.
    • Alt key + left mouse button immediately drops the full stack.
    • Alt key + right mouse button now drops half the stack.
  • Weapon attachment management when replacing items has been improved.
    • Removed or replaced attachments will now drop onto the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • When attaching directly from loot, the replaced attachment will be dropped on the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • When replacing an extended magazine with a quickdraw magazine, the extended magazine and overflow ammunition will be dropped on the floor.
    • When detaching an attachment by right-clicking, the attachment will be dropped on the floor if there is no room in your inventory.
    • Pressing Alt while right-clicking a weapon now detaches all attachments on that weapon.
      • Attachments will be sent to the inventory or dropped on the floor if inventory is full.
  • Players may now mute individual teammates.(ESC > Options > Team Management Tab)

  • Colorblind settings have been improved.
    • The following colors now change according to the selected colorblind type.
      • Scope and reticle colors
      • Blood
      • Supply Crate Smoke
    • Markers placed on maps are now numbered, so color is not the only way to distinguish them.

  • You can now place map markers without opening the map.
    • Right-clicking while pressing the Alt key places a marker on the map at the aimed spot.
      • Key bindings for this may be customized in the Options menu.
  • Eliminated teammates can now place markers on the map.
  • Equipped weapons HUD now shows slot numbers for improved readability.
  • Kill feed now displays personal knock-outs.
  • Sharpening option has been added to graphics settings.
    • You may now enhance sharpness independently of post-processing options.
  • Added an option to set a maximum frame rate
    • Maximum lobby FPS: 30 / 60 / Unlimited
    • Maximum in-game FPS: Unlimited + Smooth Off / Unlimited + Smooth On / Display Based / Custom
    • “Smooth” is an Unreal Engine feature that’s explained in more detail in a response posted here.[answers.unrealengine.com]
  • Now you can move your mouse cursor to another monitor when the system menu, world map, or inventory is opened, if you use multi-monitors

 

World
  • Dynamic weather has been added to Erangel and Miramar.
    • Erangel: Overcast
    • Miramar: Overcast, Sunset
      • Overcast setting includes dynamic weather, and includes rain, fog, etc. during the game.
  • Erangel has received some improvements.
    • Small clusters of houses have been added to some areas of Erangel.

    • More tactical landscapes have been added near the river.

  • Added trees in the open area surrounding the Sosnovka Military Base.
  • Miramar has received some improvements.
    • More dirt roads have been added for better vehicle effectiveness.
    • Certain high-slope sections of roads have been lowered to enhance vehicle effectiveness.

 

Custom Match
  • Additional Custom Match presets have been added.
    • 1 Normal Mode Setting: Early Access Setting
      • Lvl 3 Helmets and clothing spawns in world.
      • Item spawns are more scarce.
      • Blue Zone damage is weaker.
      • Jet skis do not spawn.
    • 1 Esports Mode: Gamescom Invitational 2017 Setting
      • Same as the Early Access Setting, but without the Red Zone and 1.5x AR spawn.
  • When Overcast weather is selected when hosting a Custom Match, the following dynamic weather settings may be adjusted in the Advanced options.
    • WeatherChange StartTime Min
    • WeatherChange StartTime Max
    • WeatherChange Duration Min
    • WeatherChange Duration Max
    • No Change Weight
    • Change to Rain Weight
    • Change to Fog Weight
  • Custom Match sessions are now listed in order of the number of players joined, instead of time created.
  • When creating eSports mode, redzone option is fixed to ‘off’
  • When you create a custom match, you must fill in the game title to proceed further

 

Performance
  • Improved frame rate by optimizing weapons not currently held in hand.
  • Level streaming has been enhanced to increase performance.
  • Smoke and flames from vehicles have been optimized to improve frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate hitches would occur when environment effects were created.
  • Server performance has been improved by adjusting the replication rate.
    • Previously, replication for all visible characters in sight was refreshed every frame. Now, replication rate differs according to distance from the player.
  • Network code has been adjusted to slightly increase server performance.
  • Lessened the discrepancy between the aim of the spectated player and the moving target being shot at.

 

Sound
  • Decreased the volume of vehicle sounds for players inside vehicles in FPP mode

 

Replay
  • The replay system has now been updated to a newer version and past replay files cannot be played anymore
  • Fixed an issue where War Mode/eSports mode replays were not saved successfully

 

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where destroying doors with grenades or Molotovs did not display debris.
  • Fixed an issue where some free-falling characters appeared to be locked in default free-fall animation.
  • Fixed an issue where pausing in replay did not pause the sounds.
  • Fixed an issue where a frying pan and a firearm could be held at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where the breath gauge did not appear in killer spectating, death cam, or replay.
  • Fixed an issue where spectating in FPP showed inaccurate character locations.
  • Fixed an issue where a player that had been disconnected and reconnected could voice chat with the player he/she is spectating through killer spectating, if his/her team was eliminated while the player was disconnected.
  • Fixed an issue where leaning was possible while in an emote animation.
  • Fixed an issue where two players moving in a small space could sometimes get stuck.
  • Fixed an issue where the reporting screen message in spectator mode was displayed in English only

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Rocket League: Ultimate Edition Drops August 28th

Rocket League is one of the most popular multiplayer games that isn’t a MOBA or Shooter and it is getting a new retail release. Dubbed the Ultimate Edition, this new version includes 16 DLC Battle-Cars plus a collection of cosmetic items. In partnership with Warner Bros., this new retail release will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in select countries. Sadly, India is currently not on the list of featured countries which is somewhat disappointing. Here’s the list of DLC that will be included in the Ultimate Edition:

All of this will be available on the game disk/cartridge and will not have to be downloaded separately. Want to know what countries the Ultimate Edition will be available in? Here’s the complete list of countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, the UK, Uruguay, and the US.

The Ultimate Edition will retail for $39.99 USD for PS4 and Xbox One and $49.99 USD for Nintendo Switch.

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Fortnite 5.10 Content Update Includes Guided Missiles, Fly Explosives and More!

Fortnite continues its birthday celebration with the 5.10 Content Update Patch and they have a lot of good things in store for the player. This update will be made available to all the platforms that Fortnite is available on which includes iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Content Update 5.10 brings back the Playground LTM along with a few more things. The guided missiles are also making a comeback but have been nerfed a little bit. There’s also a new LTM known as the Fly Explosives which is a variation of the High Explosives LTM which includes the additions of improved Jetpacks. A new weapon, the Spyglass Sniper Rifle has been added to the Flintlock Weapon set.

The full patch notes for the update can be read below:

Guided Missile (Battle Royale)

The Guided Missile returns from the Vault! Scan the battlefield from above, weave through obstacles, and rocket ride teammates into the action.

Fly Explosives (Battle Royale)

BOOM! The new Fly Explosives Limited Time Mode is here and it’s a blast for the whole squad. Use Jetpacks to fly above your foes and rain down in this explosives only game mode.

Spyglass Sniper Rifle (Save the World)

Husks don’t stand a chance against this newest addition to the Flintlock Weapon set. This powerful single shot sniper packs a punch, so hold on tight as you take aim and fire.

BATTLE ROYALE

LIMITED TIME MODE: FLY EXPLOSIVES

Summary

This mode combines the explosive fun of the High Explosives LTM and the vaulted Limited Time Item Jetpack. Take to the skies and blast everyone else back to the lobby!

Mode Details

  • Only Explosive Weapons can be found in this mode.
  • Floor Loot spawners will occasionally spawn Jetpacks.
  • Fly Explosives Jetpacks have increased fuel regen rate & decreased burn rate compared to Default Jetpacks, to keep pilots in the sky a bit longer.
  • Between-storm wait times have been reduced due to players needing less time to find adequate loot (avg. match length should be lower than 20m).
  • Rocket Ammunition capped at 120.
  • Profile Stats (K/D & Wins) are tracked in this mode.

LIMITED TIME MODE: PLAYGROUND

What’s New?

  • The Vaulted Jetpack has been enabled for the duration of the Fly Explosives LTM.
  • Guided Missile has been enabled.
  • Consumable Healing Item spawn rates have been normalized by lowering Chug Jug & shield spawn rates.
  • Bandages have been removed.
  • This is to raise the chance of spawning healing items that get players to full health & shields.

Bug Fixes

  • Nameplates will no longer appear for members of the opposite team.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Guided Missile returns!
  • Available in Epic and Legendary variants.
  • Fuse duration reduced from 18 to 15 seconds.
  • Movement Speed decreased from 1100 to 1000.
  • Reload time increased to 2.4/2.2.
  • Reduced player damage from 105/110 down to 74/77 damage.
  • Reduced structure damage down from 1100 to 400.
  • Explosions now damage structures with no regard for Line of Sight.
  • Guided Missile can also be controlled via keyboard using the default movement inputs.

Bug Fixes

  • The issues with Slurp Juice have been fixed and it can once again be looted in-game.

MOBILE

  • iOS players will have a larger than normal update to download (2gb).

SAVE THE WORLD

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Spyglass Sniper Rifle added to the Weekly Store
  • An accurate, high-powered, scoped sniper rifle with a single round per magazine that kicks like a mule.
  • Available Wednesday, August 1 at 8:00 PM ET until Wednesday, August 8 at 8:00 PM ET.

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Vampyr New Game Modes Announced: Story Mode & Hard Mode

Vampyr, Dontnod Entertainment’s narrative-driven action-RPG set in 1918 London, announces a content update coming later this summer on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This will include two new game difficulty modes which add further replayability for existing players and more options for those who haven’t yet sunk their teeth into this dark adventure.

As well as bringing a host of optimization tweaks, the upcoming update will introduce a ‘Story’ mode that de-emphasizes combat and a cranked-up, more challenging Hard mode. The Story mode places a greater focus on narrative, allowing players to experience Dr. Reid’s journey with less challenging combat. On the other end of the scale, Hard mode makes combat much more difficult. Players will receive less experience from killing enemies too, forcing them to rely even more on embracing citizens to grow in power.

In advance of the update Vampyr has a 25% discount on Steam, available now!

Vampyr is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. To order the game and for more details, visit vampyr-game.com.

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Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 Has Gone Gold

Everybody is excited for Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 and it is now quite evident. The game has gone gold already, a full month prior to its release. The amount of effort that seems to have gone into creating this game is very visible, just from whatever we’ve seen till now and fans of Spider-Man are happy to finally get a game that might do justice to their beloved friendly neighborhood web-slinger. To celebrate this, Insomniac Games decided to recreate the very famous “And I’m Just Sitting Here” meme that uses the screenshot of the 1967 animated Spider-Man tv show as the template. The twitter thread is also great as Santa Monica Studio chime in with their own God of War reaction gifs which seems to be Insomniac Games’ inspiration for recreating the meme. The whole thread is very wholesome with gamers and renowned personalities coming together to congratulate them and talk about Spider-Man.

Spider-Man releases on September 7th exclusively to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. Developed by Insomniac games, this is a fresh new take on the Spider-Man IP which has you play as a veteran Peter Parker who has been fighting crime for almost a decade.

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