Sony Responds To The FORTNITE Controversy

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It seems that Sony does not want to admit the ongoing Fortnite problem. The company remained silent over the growing frustrations among players after finding out that their Fortnite accounts linked to the PS4 are blocked from the newly released Switch version of the game. 

On the flip side, Fortnite accounts that have been used to log in on the Switch version are also blocked on the PlayStation 4. The sad thing is that Sony never told players that once their accounts have been used on the PS4, they can no longer use it to play on other consoles. As a consequence, Sony’s social media accounts were blasted with complaints from angry players worldwide. 

In a statement to the BBC, Sony finally gave a response to address the situation.

“We’re always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested to enhance their gaming experience. With more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we’ve built a huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles.”

Unfortunately, Sony’s statement did not acknowledge nor offered a solution to the problem of account lockouts players have been experiencing for the past few days. Fortnite developer Epic Games did not give any comments on the situation. However, Nintendo spoke to Polygon during an E3 interview and said that they have no control over how other companies handle Fortnite accounts. 

“In fairness, there are three different things going on,” said Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo of America. “You have companies like mine that encourage cross-play and enable cross-play. You have a developer and content owner that wants cross-play and enable cross-play, and then you have the other platform holders and what it is that they do. And when it comes to other platforms, as much as you have influence on other platform holders, I don’t. And that’s a decision that each of them are making, and some are supporting cross-play and some are not.”

What do you think about Sony’s decision to lock out accounts on the Switch version of Fortnite? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Nintendo Announced OVERCOOKED 2 To Release This August

The sequel to the 2016 co-op multiplayer cooking game Overcooked, has just been announced by Nintendo a few days ago. Overcooked 2 will still feature everything we love about the original game, but will include an online multiplayer mode. 

In Overcooked 2, teams of up to four players will be able to band together in local wireless and online multiplayer. Several new gameplay mechanics, new characters, and new locations will be available in the sequel. Moreover, developer Ghost Town and publisher Team17 promised tons of new recipes for players to bake and burn. Lastly, players will now be able to throw ingredients at each other as stages will change dramatically instantly. 

Overcooked 2 is scheduled to release on the Nintendo Switch on August 7. The announcement did not specify whether the game will remain a Nintendo exclusive. However, just as its predecessor, it is expected that Overcooked 2 will be released on multiple platforms. Check out the gameplay trailer below.  

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Capcom Showed The First Gameplay Footage Of RESIDENT EVIL 2 Remake And It Looks Terrifying

Yesterday, Capcom released a launch date and a brief trailer for the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2, which proves that the project is still in development. Soon after the announcement, Capcom released a brand-new trailer that shows a brief preview of the remake’s gameplay. 

In the trailer, we see the game’s protagonist, Leon S. Kennedy making his way into the Raccoon City Police Department. From there, players are brought back to a somewhat familiar interior of the Police Station. However, instead of the well-lit hallways from the original games, the Remake sports a darker, creepier vibe, which is perfect for a zombie-infested survival horror game. 

Moreover, the game will be played from a third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective as seen in games such as Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6. The change in camera angle is a massive departure from the game’s iconic fixed camera point of view, which some fans of the game would prefer. Besides that, the trailer showed the technological leap in graphical improvements from the original game. 

In a press release, Capcom explained how they build Resident Evil 2 Remake using the RE Engine. “The game has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-pounding immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.”

In the same press release, Capcom talked about the significant improvements made on the game’s iconic zombies. “Zombies now react in real time as they take instantly visible damage, making every bullet from the player count. Stunning lighting brings the familiar rooms and corridors of Raccoon City Police Department to new life. Players will feel they’re in the shoes of heroes Leon and Claire, terrified to step out of the light for fear of what flesh-eating nightmares might await them in the darkness.”

Resident Evil 2 Remake is scheduled to release on January 29, 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

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Epic Games Confirms FORTNITE For The Nintendo Switch

Developer Epic Games officially confirmed that Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch. The announcement puts to rest several leaks and rumors circulating around the availability of the battle royale game to Nintendo’s hybrid console. 

Fans of Fortnite don’t have to wait too long because the game is now available to the Switch as a free download today. Currently, Epic Games did not release details on any Nintendo-specific content. Concerning cross-play with other platforms, Epic’s Nick Chester revealed on Twitter that the Switch version will have cross-play functionality with Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Mobile. This means that Switch players can play with anyone except with PS4 players, which is not a surprise at all. 

Fortnite is currently available for the PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS. Epic Games previously announced an Android version coming this summer. 

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Check Out The Brutal Gameplay Trailer Of DAYS GONE For The PS4

At the PlayStation Live event from E3 2018 in Los Angeles, Sony Interactive Entertainment Bend Studios just released new gameplay for Days Gone showing players what they can expect in the upcoming post-apocalyptic title. 

The gameplay preview showed a particular quest called “you got a death wish,” which shows the player taking control of the game’s protagonist, Deacon St John as he infiltrates a freak-filled location to look for an essential part for his bike. The game’s director, John Gavin pointed out the multiple ways players can approach this scenario. Of course, stealth is an available option in Days Gone, but the gameplay trailer showcased a run and gun approach. 

Days Gone launches exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on February 22, 2019. 

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Check Out The Trailer Of FIRE EMBLEM: THREE HOUSES For The Nintendo Switch

During Nintendo’s E3 showcase this year, the developer just released an announcement trailer for a proper Fire Emblem game on the Nintendo Switch. Fire Emblem: Three Houses will be a full game unlike the spinoff Fire Emblem: Warriors, which was released on the Switch last year. 

The preview showed that Three Houses will retain the franchise’s core mechanics with its top-down strategic gameplay the franchise is famous for. Three Houses will serve as the first game in the main series to be released on a Nintendo home console since the release of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii back in 2007. 

Initially, Nintendo plans to have the Switch Fire Emblem title available this year. However, the game will be moved further as scheduled as Fire Emblem: Three Kingdoms will be released sometime in Spring of 2019. 

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THE LAST OF US PART II Gets A New Gameplay Trailer At E3

Sony did not disappoint during their press conference at E3 2018. Aside from the reveal of the gameplay trailer for Kojima’s Death Stranding, Sony also released an 11-minute extended gameplay preview of Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated title, The Last of Us Part II. 

The trailer begins with what seems to be a more peaceful time in the series. It is unclear on where this scene falls on the game’s timeline, but it showed Ellie dancing with her friends and a female romantic interest. The preview jumped a few years after where Ellie is shown to be hardened by the outbreak and becoming a fierce survivor. The preview also revealed the game’s stealth mechanics that was an essential element of the first game, together with more brutal melee combat. The trailer jumps back to the Ellie and her love interest kissing, which shows the contrast between a more peaceful time and the reality of the world ravaged by the Cordyceps brain infection. 

The Last of Us Part II is one of the most awaited, big-budget games to come to the PlayStation 4 this year. The game made headlines last year after Naughty Dog released a brutally violent trailer that received backlash from the gaming community. So far, we know that Ellie is still immune to the infection. On the other hand, it was also shown in trailers before that Joel will still be part of the sequel. Although the extent of his involvement is still a mystery up to today. 

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Check Out The DEATH STRANDING E3 Gameplay Trailer

As expected, Death Stranding was one of the big games that debuted a gameplay trailer during Sony’s E3 2018 press conference today. Unfortunately, Hideo Kojima himself was not present at the even to take us through it. However, the game’s team didn’t come empty handed as they showed the first gameplay trailer for Death Stranding at E3, which is posted above. 

The preview started with the game’s protagonist Sam Bridges played by Norman Reedus in a jungle-like environment. He is seen struggling to survive as he carries a life-pack containing a baby encased in an artificial womb. The gameplay trailer also showed Bridges in a variety of environments such as rivers, mountains, and forests. The trailer continued on as we see Bridges encounter a woman who helps him avoid detection by the invisible floating monsters. The trailer ended when Sam Bridges and the baby attempted to walk past the floating monsters. 

Even though Kojima was absent at the gameplay reveal event, he wrote a blog post sharing a few insights on the trailer to give players some more context on what was shown at the conference. 

“Some might have already picked up on this, but Sam is unlike any other hero you may have seen in games before. A typical hero is usually some sort of elite or someone with a military background. Sam is not. He is a working man of sorts - a hands-on professional. Someone with a skillset akin to a blue-collar worker. This is something you’ll intuitively understand once you play the game and control Sam. Herein lies our challenge, to create both a new form of gameplay and a hero that has never been done before.”

Kojima also revealed two new character posters of both Lea Seydoux and Norman Reedus’ characters. 

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RESIDENT EVIL 2 Remake Is Here! Welcome Back To Raccoon City

After an extended period of silence from Capcom, the much-awaited, highly-anticipated remake of Resident Evil 2 finally got a release date and a brand new trailer. The game was unveiled during today’s PlayStation E3 2018 conference, showing the massive overhaul of the iconic survival horror classic. The remake of Resident Evil 2 is set to release on January 25, 2019. 

Besides the release date, fans have long been eager to know how Capcom is going to approach the remake. Especially the highly sensitive topic of camera angles where some fans prefer the classic tank controls of the original games. However, it seems that Resident Evil 2 Remake will feature a third-person, over the shoulder point of view as is standard in recent Resident Evil games except for RE7 that introduced a first-person point of view instead. 

As expected, players will still be able to take control of series veterans Leok S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. However, since this is technically a remake of their debut, both characters sport a younger and more innocent look. Remember that this is the first time Leon and Claire will encounter zombies and BOWs in their lives. A nice throwback to a period when Resident Evil characters are just discovering the evil of Umbrella for the first time.    

Moreover, the trailer showed a brief glimpse of Raccoon City, which will undoubtedly bring tears to any Resident Evil fan. The feeling of nostalgia is so strong knowing that we will explore the depths of the city once again. The preview also showed other Resident Evil 2 characters such as Marvin Branagh, Ada Wong, HUNK, and Mr. X. There were no signs of series original Jill Valentine and whether the remake will be a combination of Resident Evil 2 and 3 since both games took place in Raccoon City and practically overlapped with each other. 

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow at PlayStation Live from E3 Event tomorrow June 12 at 4 PM PDT as Capcom will showcase a live gameplay demo of the game. Resident Evil 2 Remake will be released on January 25, 2018. Although no platforms have been announced yet, it is likely that the game will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

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CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 3 Is Free Tonight On PS+ And E3 Trailer Features Maps Remaster

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As a gift from Playstation, they have announced that they will be gifting the latest Call of Duty title to all PlayStation Plus users for free tonight. This is following the short E3 trailer that features a Map Remaster DLC that will be available for both Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Black Ops 4. They finish the trailer by saying that you get the remastered maps DLC, titled Back in Black Maps, when you pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Check out the trailer:

The maps they have featured are some of the most popular maps from the original Black Ops game and it is good to see that they are taking their fan bases desires into account of what they want to add to their game. Its always better for both players and developers when they bring back what was popular to their newer titles. A little nostalgia goes a long way.

Which announcement are you more excited for? The free Call of Duty Black Ops 3 for Playstation Plus players or the Map Remaster pack for both Black Ops 3 and 4?

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