Spider-Man PS4 Will Get Something Related to Fantastic Four Soon

Marvels’ Spider-Man for the PS4 is a great game with a lot of content and it seems that we might get Fantastic Four related content very soon.

Marvel’s Fantastic Four Week kicked off this week and during the live stream, Marvel’s Ryan Penagos said “Something ‘fantastic’ is coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man real soon. I can’t tell you anything more right now…but you’ll want to keep an eye out for this. It’s going to be amazing and fantastic.”

Insomniac Games acknowledging the announcement.

The fact that it was specifically announced during this live stream and that it will be “amazing” and “fantastic”, two adjectives used to describe Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four respectively could mean that we could either see member’s of the Fantastic Four in the game to set up a Fantastic Four game or the current most plausible theory that we might get Spidey’s Amazing Bag Man or the Future Foundation Suit.

The Amazing Bag Man from Spider-Man PS1

We’ve seen a lot of Suits being added to the game, including the Sam Raimi Spider-Man suit after a lot of vocal fan requests so it can be safe to assume that this content could be a suit or two. For those unfamiliar with the two suits, the Amazing Bag man suit is given to Spider-Man by Reed Richards after he has Richards remove the black symbiote suit to be analyzed. The costume is a Fantastic Four costume with a brown bag on his face as the Fantastic Four don’t use masks to hide their identity.

Future Foundation Suit from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

The Future Foundation is a black and white suit which Peter gets after joining the Fantastic Four after the death of The Human Torch. The suit can change to a black stealth mode, to his usual red and blue or even to his civilian clothes with just a thought but it has mainly been shown to be black and white.

The final story DLC for the “The City That Never Sleeps” trilogy is out and that could be one of the last few DLCs we get for this title. Maybe the last updates will be more costume updates but if they announce another DLC, I’m sure fans would love it or if they announced a sequel.

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Top 5 Best Stories In Video Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

Admit it or not, games with good stories always leave us wanting for more. And this year has been especially giving for fans who like their games heavy on the story side. Let’s check out our top five, shall we?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Without spoiling too much, Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly a tale of red, dead redemption. Arthur’s journey, both external and internal is a roller coaster ride as he discovers some remarkable eye opening facts, about himself and his loved ones.

God of War

If you ever played the original God of War games and thought to yourself, “I wonder what this dude would be like if he ever became a dad”, well, think no more. The reboot is quite amazing, both from a visual and a narrative standpoint. Changing the formula from an angry, young man, Kratos is back as an angry, old father. Taking his son on a journey to scatter his mother’s ashes, the game gives players deep insight into his relationship with his son, Atreus. Moments where Kratos struggles to express his affection, and a terrible secret that may very well change his son’s life forever.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

What more can we say about the title that is the only game to ever receive the Marvel Stamp of Approval? The story in Marvel’s Spider-Man is well-paced, and is just the right length, without feeling too stretched or too short. Peter Parker’s relationship with Mary Jane is quite heartwarming too. . . if it doesn’t make you feel bad about not having someone.

Detroit: Become Human

At it’s core, Detroit poses some hard hitting questions, the most fundamental being, “What does it mean to be human?” In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and AI in every way, the game’s philosophy cannot be overstated.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The tale of The Dragon of Dojima comes to a conclusion as we witness the end of a saga. An enthralling story packed with various characters, some new and some familiar old faces, this game brings the uniqueness that the Yakuza series has been known for and lulls you into that familiarity while still delivering an emotional and thrilling story.

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Top 10 Best Open World Games of 2018 | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

As games get bigger and bigger over the last few years, the open world genre has started to become stale. However, we still have some standouts that refine and reinvent upon the existing formula in interesting ways. So here are our top picks for the best Open World Games of 2018.

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2

    No other games defies the standard conventions of Open World Games than Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s a beautifully realised world with gameplay systems that mesh with each other. It’s a delight to explore the Wild West in Rockstar’s rendition of the genre, thanks mostly to the sheer beauty and variety on display.
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man

    Gameplay, visuals and narrative blend perfectly in Marvel’s Spider-man. Peter’s story is well told with interesting characters supporting the strong story till the end. Collectibles are meaningful, doling out backstory and useful upgrades, with interesting side-activities providing enjoyable breaks from the action packed story.
  3. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    Like RDR 2, Kingdom Come Deliverance aims to bring in realism to the open world formula, and does a pretty good job of it. The game is set in Bohemia during the 1403, and puts you in the shoes of a peasant who rises up the ranks of Imperial society.
  4. Monster Hunter: World

    While technically Monster Hunter World has different biomes instead of a fully open world, it does have enough similarities to the genre to warrant a place on this list. The gameplay is fun, once you get a hang of the myriad options available. The biomes are diverse, each with their unique inhabitants and challenges.
  5. Far Cry 5

    While Far Cry’s open world template is beginning to get old, playing Far Cry 5 with friends has been a really enjoyable experience, thanks in big part to the open world hijinks available to the player. Everything can be either driven, shot at, flown or blown up, and it never gets old.
  6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    Now, this a contentious entry in our list. Many have complaints about Odyssey being a reskin of Origins, and they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. However, the sheer scale of the world, the gameplay refinements, and other merits of it’s own raise it above a lot of other games in the genre.
  7. The Forest

    As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.
  8. State of Decay 2

    If you’re a fan of systems driven gameplay, State of Decay 2 is for you. Minor launch issues aside, this is one of the best zombie survival games in the market right now, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Undead Labs does next.
  9. Shadow of the Colossus

    The vast majority of the land in Shadow of the Colossus is empty and lifeless, but not dull. It does an exemplary job of creating a sense of intrigue as you wander around in search of the colossi, with a dramatic and melancholic soundtrack to accompany you on the journey.
  10. Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4’s take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.

So those were our picks for the best open world games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Spider-Man PS4 ‘Silver Lining’ DLC Launches December 21

A Note From Spider-Man’s Game Director on Silver Lining

Hey everyone, thank you all for your continued and tremendous support of Marvel’s Spider-Man since its September launch. Since then, we have launched two chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps, the game’s DLC, shining the spotlight on Black Cat, Hammerhead, and the Maggia. We’re thrilled to announce the series will wrap up on December 21 with the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining. We loved having Silver Sable in Marvel’s Spider-Man, and we wanted to give players even more time with her.

Silver Sable has stormed back to reclaim her stolen Sable International tech. With New York Police Chief Yuri Watanabe on administrative leave following her exploits against Hammerhead, Spider-Man will have to rely on unlikely allies to keep Marvel’s New York safe.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining features new missions, new and upgraded enemy and crime types, along with upgraded Hammerhead bases and storyline quests. There will also be new trophies, challenges, and three new suits for players to unlock.


We’re also very excited to be partnering with Sony Pictures on the upcoming film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, in theaters December 14. We are offering a special promotion where users who pre-order the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film from PlayStation Store will receive a voucher for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining, a dynamic theme, and avatars as their pre-order incentive. As you may have seen at the end of our teaser trailer, we have included Peter Parker’s suit from the movie into our third DLC chapter. Pre-orders for the movie officially start tomorrow and then you’ll be able to unlock and swing around in the film’s version of Peter Parker’s suit once Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining launches on December 21!

It was a real pleasure working in partnership with Sony Pictures and Marvel to bring this suit to the game — and we can’t wait to see what you do in photo mode with it! You’ll also be able to unlock the Cyborg Spider-Man suit and the Aaron Aikman Spider-Armor.

We also have new art from acclaimed Marvel artist and suit designer Adi Granov. With this, the whole triptych is now complete, with images for all three chapters.


You can pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining for $9.99 USD MSRP on PlayStation Store. Of course, if you haven’t tried any of the post-launch content yet, you also can buy the Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps bundle of all three chapters for $24.99 USD MSRP and start playing the first two chapters now. Haven’t played Marvel’s Spider-Man yet? The Digital Deluxe Edition is an especially good value at $79.99 USD MSRP, as it includes the full game and all three chapters of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps.

It’s been a crazy ride for us here at Insomniac Games as we have spent the rest of 2018 developing this additional content for Marvel’s Spider-Man. We’ve been so grateful for all of your notes, comments, feedback, and support over these last few months. We hope you enjoy Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining when it releases on December 21!

 

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Spider-Man PS4 DLC ‘Turf Wars’ Launches November 20

Here at Insomniac Games, we’ve had a terrific time expanding our new and original Spider-Man story. We hope you enjoyed returning to the game recently, whether it was for New Game+ and Ultimate Difficulty, or to meet Black Cat in the first chapter of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps – The Heist. And, of course, if you haven’t yet checked out Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, what are you waiting for?

With that said, we’re ready to give you a first look at the next chapter, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars.

 

As we hinted in Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, Hammerhead is the main antagonist in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars. First appearing in the 1970s via the pages of Amazing Spider-Man comic book, Hammerhead — the organized crime boss known for his obsession with the mob’s glory years and a cranium surgically enhanced into a deadly weapon — has declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia, and are using equipment left by Sable International during its occupation of Marvel’s New York. Spider-Man and Yuri Watanabe will have to team up to put an end to the violence that has erupted in the streets of the city.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars features brand new story missions, bases, crimes, challenges, and trophies!

In addition, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars features three great new suits. We heard from many fans last May who were excited to see the new version of the Iron Spider suit in the game, but several wanted the classic Iron Spider Armor from the comics. With Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars, we’re glad to bring it to the game! Speaking of armor, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars will also have the Spider-Armor MK I to help round out your MK set in the game.


Finally, we have my favorite suit in this drop – the Spider-Clan Suit, which leaps directly out of the pages of the Marvel Mangaverse comic books. We know how much you love these animated-style suits — and we cannot wait to see what you do with this one in Photo Mode!

As with Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist – we have a brand new piece of art to share. We once again worked with famed Marvel illustrator and suit designer Adi Granov on this new image. It’s been a pleasure to continue working with him to create amazing new art for the post-launch DLC. You’ll also notice it features Spider-Man in his Velocity Suit – which was designed by Adi and that you can unlock in Marvel’s Spider-Man (we know many of you have already!).

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars releases on November 20! It will be available for MSRP $9.99 USD, but of course, you can also purchase the entire Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps bundle for MSRP $24.99 USD, which includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars, the previously released Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist chapter, as well as the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining chapter.

Haven’t played Marvel’s Spider-Man yet but want to check out the game and its DLC? The Digital Deluxe is an especially good value, including the full-game and all three Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps chapters for MSRP $79.99 USD.

 

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Sunset Overdrive Confirmed for PC; Coming to Steam with Regional Pricing

Sunset Overdrive PC is finally happening. Before working on Spider-Man for the PS4, Insomniac worked on this Xbox exclusive gem which is now coming to PC.


After a lot of rumours and leaks, we have official confirmation that this game is coming to PC and not just that, it will be available on Steam along with regional pricing. many were worried about it being only available on the Microsoft Store which most people are not a big fan of.

The game will release in a couple of hours but as of this moment, there is no Steam page for the game which means that we cannot see the regional pricing for India or any other region for that matter but it has been confirmed by a key seller site that has partnered with THQNordic.

Not much is known about the PC port at this moment, besides what seems to be better texture quality from the gameplay trailer above. The game has not received an Xbox One X patch which has a lot of gamers worried if the game will be playable at 60fps on the PC or not with many stating that the lack of 60fps would mean that they won’t pick up the game.

Here are the system requirements for Sunset Overdrive.

Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows 7 SP1 or higher
RAM: 8 GB
CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.0hz || AMD-FX-6300
GPU: Geforce GTX 750 Ti || AMD Radeon R7 260X
Disk Space: 30 GB

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows 10
RAM: 8 GB
CPU: Intel Core i5 4690 @ 3.5hz || AMD-FX-8350
GPU: Geforce GTX 970 or Geforce GTX 1060 || AMD Radeon R9 290x or Radeon RX 480
Disk Space: 30 GB

Sunset Overdrive transforms an open-world apocalypse into your tactical playground. Zip, grind and wall-run across Sunset City while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive and irreverent adventure in the end times. Many claim that this game is an underrated gem from the current generation of exclusives and if that’s the case, a lot of people will get the chance to try out the game that paved the way for Spider-Man.

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Spider-Man PS4 Sold 3.3 Million Units In Three Days, Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive

Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 sold 3.3 million units worldwide in its first three days of release (from September 7 to 9), and has topped the record previously set by God of War, which sold 3.1 million copies in 3 days, earlier this year as the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive title, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.

One million copies of the game were pre-ordered, which is another record for Sony.

The 3.3 million figure does not factor in sales of Sony’s limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle that includes an “Amazing Red” console and DualShock 4 controller in addition to a copy of the game for $399.99.

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Easter Egg in Marvel’s Spider-Man Turns Into The Saddest Story Ever

If you think yourself to be the unluckiest person in the world, think again. What could have been a perfect marriage proposal from a gamer in this year’s best game turned into a sour reminder, and probably the saddest easter egg ever.

For those not familiar with the story, in May, a fan by the name of Tyler Schultz tweeted Insomniac Games, the studio behind Marvel’s Spider-Man, asking for help proposing to his girlfriend. The studio loved the idea, and decided to include a message saying “Maddie, will you marry me?”, displayed at a movie theatre that you can easily see walking around in-game

 

Sadly, ’twas not to be. As it turns out, Madison, Tyler’s girlfriend, had left him a few weeks before the game’s release. Explaining in a YouTube video, Tyler said that his girlfriend dumped him to go with his brother, “throwing away the five years” they had together.

In the video, Schultz thanked the studio and said he was happy that the easter egg was there in the game, even though it might go down as the saddest easter egg. Madison has also given a statement clarifying that she is not in a romantic relationship with Schultz’s brother, and never meant to hurt him. She also said that for the past one year, their relationship had taken a turn for the worse and she had given Tyler a month to change his ways but that didn’t happen, so she broke it off. In response to Tyler’s story, Insomniac has since then offered to remove the easter egg from Spider-Man altogether in a patch.

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Might Flop Due To Crowded Release Window

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the finale of Lara Croft’s trilogy of how she becomes the infamous Tomb Raider and is slated to release on 14th September. While the game does look great, will it be overshadowed because of the releases surrounding it? Let’s take a look and find out.

Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 released on September 7th to widespread critical acclaim with many calling it the best superhero game to date, a game even better than the games from the Arkham series. The game has been out for a week and players are still hooked onto it because it has so many things to offer. From side quests to the extremely fun picture mode, this game has PlayStation users singing praises of Insomniac Games’ masterpiece.

But here’s the thing, this phenomenal game is only available on the PlayStation 4 unlike Shadow of the Tomb Raider which will be available on all major platforms. However, those who have spent $60 to buy Spider-Man won’t be so excited to pick up Shadow of the Tomb Raider and might wait for a sale, later on, to pick it up.

Sports titles like NFL and FIFA are going to come out in the coming two weeks and they have a very loyal fan base who would prefer those games to any other AAA titles most of the time. NBA 2K19 is already out and you’ve got even more competition for SOTR. While they aren’t similar titles in any way, they’re competing for the Player’s attention and money.

And as September ends with the release of Life of Strange 2, a sequel awaited by all those who’ve played the original game, September just feels way too packed with either release of a yearly series or a game that people have been waiting for quite a while. October rolls in and so does Forza Horizon 4 also launches on 2nd October but racing games, especially ones like Forza are usually bought by fans of the series or of racing games in particular so I don’t see it affecting things much. The big first release of October though is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on 5th October and this game is an odd one because it changes a lot of things and brings a lot of series firsts in terms of gameplay and story and since it is part of an established long-running series of games, there’s no way this game is not going to be bought by a huge amount of gamers. Now rolls in a period of about a week after which releases, Call of Duty Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty games always do well and this is surely going to do well because this game also has a lot of new changes and fresh ideas that players have been wanting for a while. Then comes the two weeks during which I feel SOTR could do amazing if it were to even go on a slight sale because people are anticipating Red Dead Redemption 2 and since PC players won’t be getting this game at the moment, it seems like the perfect time to help boost sales for SOTR because once 26th October rolls around, everyone will just be talking about Red Dead Redemption 2. Whether it’s going to be positive or negative talk is yet to be seen but it’s going to be what everyone will be buying and playing.

November starts off slow but picks up with Hitman 2 and Spyro Reignited on 13th November and Fallout 76 on 14th November. The next big release is on 20th of November with Battlefield V. Battlefield V was initially slated to release on 19th October but was pushed to 20th November later which seems like a good move since it is a relatively calmer period for game releases and it won’t be competing with RDR2 or CoD Black Ops 4 for sales in a jam-packed October.

We’ve been spoilt with a bunch of great releases in Q4 of 2018 but SOTR seems to be in a weird place. It releases at the start Q4 but during a very competitive period which could mean bad initial commercial success even if the game is good. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is playable now for those with the Croft Edition of the game and while there seems to be a lot of positive news about the game, it’s release date could hamper its commercial success.  It is going to be interesting to see how this quarter of the year plays out in terms of sales and how games fair commercially.

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Spider-Man Wouldn’t Have Existed Without Sony’s Support

Spider-Man has been a huge critical success for both Marvel and Sony, quickly becoming the fastest selling game this year. Both fans and critics have showered it with praises, and it is the first ever game to receive the Marvel Stamp of Approval. But it seems like we would have never got to see New York’s swinging superhero if it wasn’t for Sony.

According to the game’s Creative Director, Bryan Intihar, the game would have never existed without Sony and their support. In a video interview with Kinda Funny, he said, “This game would not exist if it wasn’t for PlayStation, if not for their support. Any time I wanted to do something, and I wanted to make some drastic change, it was just like, ‘Okay’. I never heard about anything. It was just like, ‘Go do it.’ The question was, ‘Is it gonna make the game better?’ and I’d say, ‘Yep’, and they’d go, ‘Okay’, and that would be the last time I’d hear about it.”

We already know about how supportive and motivating Sony is towards its first-party titles, and here it seems like Insomniac had total control over the game’s creative aspects. The result, as we all have seen, is an amazing, fun-filled game.

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