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Sunday, 26 July 2020 18:53

Ghostwire: Tokyo

GhostWire: Tokyo is a video game in development slated for 2021, which will be a temporary console exclusive on PlayStation 5 and normally at the same time on PC but later on other consoles like the Xbox one.

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Saturday, 03 April 2021 20:11

Review of Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft released the adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising at the beginning of December, just in time for the PS5 launch. Originally, the title was supposed to be released under the name Gods & Monsters.

I bought the game as one of the first games for the PS5 and have played through it in the meantime (Platinum trophy included).

If you take a look at the game at first glance, you might think that the tried-and-true (and by now somewhat worn-out) Ubisoft formula is being applied here as well. Those who have played some of Ubisoft's game series (e.g. Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Division, etc...) probably know what I'm talking about. I'm not saying that these games are bad, quite the opposite, but the flow is often very similar. A huge open world that needs to be explored. To unlock certain areas, you climb a tower, hack a computer, and so on... and a part of the map becomes visible, where certain chests, side quests or simple sights are shown. Some of these side activities are important to progress in the game or to strengthen your character, others are just for completeness and to get certain achievements/trophies. One thing in advance: of course Immortals Fenyx Rising also makes use of this formula, but while playing I increasingly had the feeling that much more passion was put into these side activities, apart from climbing huge statues to uncover a larger area on the map.

I won't go into the main story here, I'm mainly interested in the general gameplay and the activities outside the story. To go a little more into these side activities, I will now explain the different tasks.


Starting with the chests, there are hundreds of chests. However, they differ in 3 variants. There are the "simple" chests, which are marked on the map and which you can simply open when you have found them.

Then there are chests that can only be opened after you have defeated a group of enemies.
Last but not least, there are chests that only become accessible after you have solved a smaller or sometimes somewhat larger puzzle.


Next to the chests there are so-called Fiesko activities. These puzzles are not particularly difficult, it is only a picture from four individual blocks to assemble. Here it is only important how you move the blocks so that you get the picture together.


Then there are Lyra challenges. In each area there is a large lyre (a kind of harp). On this lyre you can activate one of 4 strings with your bow and arrow to play a melody. In the areas distributed are then several small Lyra's, which always play a certain melody. You have to play these melodies on the big lyre to get a reward.

Another challenge are constellation activities. In my opinion, these are the most challenging open-world activities in the game. There, you have to recreate a certain constellation with the help of several spheres. The constellation is shown on a board and on the floor in front of it there is a square grid of holes into which you have to put the spheres in order to recreate the constellation. The difficulty is to find the spheres in the immediate vicinity. Some spheres are relatively easy to get, others are a bit trickier to reach.

Then there are smaller sprint challenges, where you have to reach a checkpoint in a certain time, and bow challenges, where you have to complete a certain path of rings with your guided arrow. The bow challenges are also a lot of fun and require some skill.
As a final feature, there are also smaller dungeons, the so-called Vaults of Tartarus. These are instanced areas that you have to go through, either by solving the puzzles in the dungeon, or by defeating waves of enemies in an arena. And there is a lot of variety in these dungeons as well. I don't recall one dungeon being like another in terms of puzzles. And there are many dungeons on the world map... some of which are also coupled with the main story.


All in all, these open-world activities offer quite a bit of variety, but the special thing in my eyes is that none of the puzzles resemble each other too much. There are always new approaches to solving the puzzles, and the abilities that you can gradually unlock play an important role. Sure, at some point you'll figure out the solution quickly, but the way to get there is always different.

With this review, I simply want to highlight a game that, in my opinion, rightly got its very good ratings and which, for a long time, offers a lot of variety and is very entertaining.
In many reviews, Immortals is also compared to genre giants like Zelda. And I personally think that Immortals definitely has what it takes to be a good Zelda representative in the Playstation universe.


I can recommend this game to every Zelda adventure-like fan, and also to fans of action-adventures in general. Even though it doesn't have the scope of a Breath of the Wild, you'll still have 40+ hours of activity if you want to complete every single activity.

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Sunday, 13 June 2021 00:58

E3 1st Day (12.06) Ubisoft and more

If there are important moments for a gamer, E3 is one of them. It's a certainty. So your servant condenses everything to you in a beautiful summary that I present to you here.

I wrote by hand during each live to keep the best. And here it is:

Initially, we were treated to a multitude of presentations about Ubisoft, its operation, some of the key employees and gameplay. To keep us waiting between each session, we had the right to an in-game moment. A walking viking, a moving car, boat or plane. It was never long but always very controlled. So it slackened the pace a bit, which was necessary at times to be able to take full advantage of each announcement. Now let's move on to the concrete. What does the games say?

Cool announcement for Brawlhalla, ninja turtles will be one of the playable characters. We got a glimpse of what these turtles will be capable of and it promises to be epic. For The Crew 2, we will be entitled to the next season in July. With routes from the east coast of the USA. We are also given figures on games streamed, 2 billion assassinations (great), more than 10 billion km traveled and more than 160 quadrillion points of experiences gained!

 

Ubisoft Forward

First game shown in more detail, Watch Dogs Legion, Bloodline. A cutscene where we see Wrench stealing a device from Aiden Pearce. Himself being caught and tortured to retrieve this object. We then have the right to action, explosions and other epic moments. All this "available soon"

 

We come to Rainbow Six Extraction.

As its name suggests, extraction missions will have to be done. The alien parasite has evolved, humans and their weapons too. Extractions must be made in a three-way co-op. Different monsters were presented including rather classic genres like those that explode, those that fly, those that are huge and bogus. We are then shown gameplay that seems complete. You have to detect monsters, know how to get them discreetly, attack at the right time and always be on the alert. There are points where we can refuel to be able to continue the mission. The game is released on September 16. The stake also lies in its evolution. You can have nice upgrades and good weapons, but if you are captured, you can lose everything and you have to start all over again afterwards. Video full of promises and very well done.

 

Rocksmith +

After Rocksmith, this is its evolution. If we have a guitar and a phone that's fine, you've got everything. The phone can be used as a microphone that can tell you what you are doing right or wrong. They've pushed the system to its limits by giving direct community help, very detailed recommendations, and equally well-done in-game help. A huge library of songs, you can create your own arrangements and perfect them. A Closed Beta is available by registration now.

 

Riders Republic

A game that looks really cool. You can snowboard, cross bike, wingsuit or even paraglide. In the race, in exploration, in an arena to do tricks, in competition. There is something for everyone. There is also the possibility of having a hang-glider with reactors or a bicycle with reactors. There were no more details about this but it is surely an upgrade to do. This game also seems very promising and will be able to rage more than one I'm sure. If the mechanics are well done it will be able to meet a great success.

 

Just Dance 2022

Todrick Hall, choreographer, musician, singer and dancer and and and, presents his work with the team of Just Dance. He rewrote his hit Nails, hair, hips, heels for this game and naturally he also created the choreography. It promises to be a game for everyone and no matter why you play, you will have fun. Sport, fun, dance, learn to dance, the game will suit without worry.

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

A new expansion will be released, Siege of Paris. As ambitious as the Vikings were back then, this expansion will have a lot to offer. Between missions, weapons, clothes, enemies and intrigue, players will have plenty to do. We will also have the opportunity to travel with this game. A journey through time that will give players the chance to see and play for themselves the life of the time with historically correct moments. Small nice detail it must be admitted.

We then have the right to trailers concerning the series / films on which Ubisoft is working. I did not notice too much because I did not find it interesting. Make way for games!

 

Far cry 6

We are entitled to a cutscene to see even more complexity concerning El President. Dani takes her friends and others in search of help and brings them back in a fishing boat which must allow them to escape. However the boat is stopped. We hear that the captain is being assassinated. El President comes down and talks about him and his father going fishing together. His father kept only the big and beautiful fish and released the others. This is to make the metaphor with what he has just "caught". El President's son was among those who fled. He takes his son with whom he has a conversation. On his way up he told one of his soldiers to "release the other fish" so to kill them. Then no more light and gunshots. End. Very good time and we see that in writing the team behind this game knows how to do it very well.


We are then entitled to a presentation where the player seems to be some of the most emblematic villains of the series. Being part of the season pass it will therefore probably be possible to play small campaigns in the skin of the villains of some of the Far Cry games.



Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope


A huge sprawling purple villain is after some lovely little stars. Mario, Luigi, Rabbids and others set off on a galactic and crazy quest to save the entire galaxy from this threat. The proposed design is that of a pre-Alpha and already it promises to be better than the first in the series. We will certainly have fun playing and we promise, those who played the first will not be tired of the second. Game that won't arrive until 2022, however.



Last candy


We quickly recognize Pandora. For those who have understood we are talking about the planet of the Na'vi, for those who have not yet understood, the planet and the inhabitants of the movie Avatar that I recommend to everyone. Even if the scenario is based on a simple frame that we can recognize, the fact remains that this film is beautiful visually and from the point of view of the story. This is a game that does not take place in the plot of the film, at least it does not appear to be. The game is called Avatar Frontiers of Pandora. This too is only scheduled for next year. The video gives us a very faithful representation of the flora and fauna of the planet, the Na'vi and human vehicles. To see if the game will do justice to the film.



Gearbox Entertainment


I've never played Borderlands, but I like the universe. Every time I see videos on the subject I find it captivating. It starts with a small video presenting the Gearbox University, so humor. Presenting us the diploma in sociopathy or even regular medialogy or whatever it is you do -ology. Quite nice therefore with the images of some of their games and characters.


We are at the filming location of the movie Borderlands. We are introduced to the director and Ramirez who will play Atlas. We are accompanied all along by the CEO of Gearbox. They honor Cate Blanchett for her work and humor. Then we see a blurred Tiny Tina, a weapon very well represented and even compared to its version of the game. The whole team working hard to create something beautiful. We then see the two producers who have worked on many Marvel. They explain that they took 2 years to find an agreement with Gearbox to make this film. They accepted this long negotiation because they are sure they can make a great movie with this game. 2/3 of the movie has been shot already.


Back on a sequence of their university full of humor with the voice of actress Mayim Bialek who plays Amy in The Big Bang Theory.


We are entitled to a small presentation on the game Tiny Tina's Wonderland. A fantasy game, with all the codes, castles, goblins etc. The game is scheduled for release next year.



Tribes of Midgard


We can see how the game will work. So a Vikings game. We have a sacred tree that monsters want to destroy. We must therefore, during the day, go find resources, complete missions, kill monsters and then return, enlarge the village, fortify it, create weapons and armor. At night, monsters come to attack the village and you have to know how to defend it. From time to time giants arrive who must win at all costs otherwise it's game over. A game that seems promising and playable both solo and multi. An Action / RPG releasing on July 27 this year.

One last humor session and we leave for a superb video.



Godfall


On August 10 the game is released for PS4 with a free update on PS5 afterwards. It is Cross-Gen and therefore can be played together for PS4 / 5 players. The same day comes the Lightbringer update. A very specific mission allowing you to loot differently as well as the Fire and Darkness expansion pack. This brings its share of novelties.

We are again on the set to have the right to a conversation between the CEO of Gearbox and Kevin Hart, actor and comedian. He will have the role of Roland from Borderlands who apparently suits him so well.



It was long but very pleasant. Gearbox has proven how funny they can be and not just in their games. Their conference was crazy but not lacking in content either. For Ubisoft, we also had great information. I especially think of Riders Republic which looks very well done. Rainbow Six Extraction also seems to promise hours of games and rage.


For the first day, we were treated to some great conferences. For my part, I can't wait to see what tomorrow has to offer us. Between the desire to see the Square Enix announcements and the desire that this first day gave me, I must say that I am impatient!


See you tomorrow !

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Monday, 14 June 2021 03:57

E3 2nd Day (13.06) Square Enix and more

E3 Day 2 (13.06) Square Enix and more

So before I start I warn that there is a lot of content. Not necessarily a lot of info so short info on a lot of different games.

This remains very interesting and I hope you will have something to stay with throughout the article! Good reading !

24 Entertainment - Naraka: Bladepoint:

Naraka, the game from studio 24 Entertainment is very promising. The game will be entitled to a global release on August 12 and a beta between June 16 and 22 on PC. It can be pre-ordered today. For the release, a new weapon that was not yet present will be entitled to its arrival, the spear. A new character is also born with the name of Yoto Hime.

This is a 60 player Battle Royal. You can move around in a magnificent setting, on foot or with your grapple. We fight in close combat or at least with period weapons, sword, bow or spear are the weapons used. The fights are super dynamic, the gameplay feels intuitive. The video is full of promise and makes you want to play ASAP. The game will cost € 49.99 (in the video it is noted in $)

Fun and rage will surely be the order of the day with this game!

Xbox and Bethesda

Probably the most anticipated time of day for most people. They will give us as much information as possible, for me, and a lot of work! Let's go!

Xbox is going to turn 20, to celebrate Bethesda and Xbox are going to present us their first baby in total collaboration and obviously this is a total exclusivity for the console.

Starfield will therefore see the light of day. In the 25 years that Bethesda has existed, their evolution has brought them to this game. We are entitled to stunning images of realism and beauty. A spaceship, we see the outside and then the inside. The details are crazy, the voice-over explains the importance we have and that our discoveries have. That was to say that we would have the answer to EVERYTHING. The game looks very elaborate and thoughtful. He promises to be a major Microsoft console dropout.

Stalker 2 Heart of Chernobyl

A shooter visibly set in the city of nuclear drama. The trailer is explosive and promises crazy action. You are entitled to paranormal events, mutants or monsters and "the area" which seems to be the most dangerous place. A man explains that he will defend "the zone" body and soul because it gave him or gave him life. He is therefore ready to sacrifice himself for her. To see but the game promises many exciting hours. The game will be released on Xbox and PC only (if I understood correctly at first. So it could be released on PS4 or 5 afterwards). The release is scheduled for 2022.

We have the right to a small presentation of Back4Blood. It will be released in the fall, the video doesn't feature anything that we haven't seen so far. We can therefore play in coop for up to 4 players, in PvP or PvE. The exact release date is October 12 and available on Game Pass from day one.

Contraband got a very short trailer with little info. Looks promising but we don't know more yet.

Sea of thieves

The super cool info of the evening, this game will be entitled to new features. As a fan of Pirates of the Carribean, we immediately recognize the voice of the famous pirate the iconic character: Jack Sparrow. Sadly we do not know that Johnny Depp himself is reprising his role which would have been great.

How not to introduce the coolest pirate of all in a game of… pirates. We will be entitled to other characters like Davy Jones for example. We cannot wait to see it and in view of what has been presented it fits perfectly.

Yakuza

The games of the main plot (4 games) will be available on Game Pass and we are entitled to a superb trailer to announce it to us. Full of humor and cult moments from the games.

Battlefield 2044

We are entitled to a pre-Alpha video. It shows the use of a grapple, various weapons and vehicles such as planes, tanks or helicopters. What we saw appeared to be PvP (which makes sense at the same time) and promises a lot of playtime to spend on it.

12 minutes

An interactive trhiller for which we received little information but which is very intriguing. The game will be released on August 19 and made its impact during the conference. So we understand that we will be on an investigation and it promises to be exciting.

Doom Eternal

On June 29, we will be able to enjoy the game on the new consoles for free if we have it on the previous generation.

Fallout 76: Steel Region

Extension in which the Brotherhood is the center of attention. It will be necessary to make the choice of duty or justice and decide the fate of the Brotherhood. In 2022, the Expeditions, The Pitt, will be released.

Elder Scrolls Online

Besides the fact that a new expansion has been released, there is the news that the game will be enhanced and available on new Xbox consoles.

Party Animals

The I will see the light of day in 2022. It seems cool and frustrating. The characters are like hard to handle soft toys, the mini-games or visible sequences are reminiscent of Mario Party games. Considering the name of the game, the party is important. So we will be treated to a crazy and fun game!

Hades

The bestselling Hack n 'Slash will be released on August 13 for Xbox consoles.

Somerville

The game that will be released in 2022 promises an intriguing journey. We can first see a family falling asleep in front of the TV. The father, mother, son and dog. We then see a man running to find his family or flee a threat, then we see him with his wife and child running for the same reasons. Between dream and reality one wonders what it is really about. We will know more in the coming months.

We then have the right to a video on the hit game Halo. Master Chief goes on a suicide mission. He is made to understand that he doesn't stand a chance, tells him that there always is. It moves weightlessly through debris and inanimate bodies. He then talks to an AI that isn't Cortana. He doesn't trust her. Cortana should have been erased entirely, but it didn't happen. This changes the mission of Master Chief.

We then see a sequence on the Multiplayer. This one will be free to play! The Halo Infinite Epic Campaign with Multiplayer is planned for release for the holiday season 2021.

Diablo II Resurrected

We already knew that the game was coming but we had the right to a sequence of the game to remind us of this sweet candy that will arrive on September 23.

A plague tale, Requiem

The sequence shown was full of stress and does not provide any additional answers that the game will be released sometime in 2022.

Slime Rancher 2

A vacuum gun, colorful little monsters / pudding and you who collect them. Released in 2022, nothing more to say.

Shredders

A new sliding game. A fun looking snowboarding game. It is slightly reminiscent of the glory of SSX without really doing the same. However the game appears to be well done and should be taken seriously. It should be released during the month of December of this year.

Atomic heart

A very eventful trailer with a song that takes you directly. We can see mutants, killer robots, the main character in the first person view was trying to take electronic and mechanical parts. The game is very intriguing, but we do not have even an approximate date for the release.

Replaced

A game with an assertive graphic style. 2D in pixel but with a lot of detail, so nothing gross. The game is slated for release in 2022. It appears to be an action platformer game. We fight with bare hands, bladed weapons or pistols of all kinds.

Grounded

The game where you are miniaturized, the survival game, the game in a garden, the game that deserves all the enthusiasm there is. An upcoming update titled The shroom and doom update arrives on 06/30. There will be a sizeable addition of content and promises a lot of overtime for players.

Among us

Coming soon. At 15 including 3 impostors, New colors, new tasks. That is all .

A humorous announcement was made regarding The Outer Worlds 2. Nothing is done except the title, that's what the voice-over says. And for many that's already enough.

Flight Simulator

This game is known by its numbers. Huge and ambitious, this game is very popular on PC. Well for Xbox lovers it will land on July 27 with an extension in the fall called Top Gun Maverick.

Forza Horizon 5

They hit hard with that one. The game promises so much fun and time to spend on it. It must also be said that the speakers showed a crazy enthusiasm for the game. Strong exclusivity, this game already keeps all its promises.

The sets taken from reality thanks to photos made in 12 K for the game, the cars as numerous as they are magnificent, the races created and so on. They have integrated a race in Battle Royal mode, mini-games like Pinata where you have to crush a maximum… of Pinatas. A large and beautifully made open world game. The fans will be delighted and those who have been waiting for a good opportunity I think this is it.

Of all the games presented during the conference (30) 90% of them are or will be available as soon as they are released on the Game Pass. This shows how important this subscription is to Xbox.

Redfall

A game with magic, with weapons, with co-op mode and vampires, which also do magic. It makes for a crazy, action-packed shooter. We recognize the co-op codes through this trailer and the design looks very good. We should be entitled to it for the summer of 2022.

Announcement we weren't expecting. Announcement that proves that at Xbox we have humor. A mini fridge will be released in the form of an Xbox Series X. This one can hold six or eight cans. It will go on sale for the 2021 holidays.

Let’s come to the Square Enix announcements.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Yes, you read that right. A new collaboration between the studio and Marvel. They've made a game that frankly looks a lot cooler than Avengers.

The character design is superb and contrasts a bit with what we know little about movies, while remaining in the same vein anyway. The same characters are naturally present, as far as the guardians go, that is obvious. We even had a nice moment of gameplay.

The game is beautiful, even fascinating, and the gameplay is well thought out. It's about being the leader of the group and making the right choices. We play Star-Lord only, the leader of the group. Through our choices we can see the reactions of each other. The choices you make directly affect the mood and future actions of your friends. We must therefore be careful not to submit to our own choices.

For combat, it's in total freedom and in groups. What is done well, we can command the other characters as if they were in fact attacks or magic spells that we cast. So it's intuitive and quick. We choose the character and his attack. And hop then we continue by guiding Star-Lord.

The game will already be released on October 26 for the Xbox and Playstation consoles.

Horrible moment for me because of a huge emotional lift. Final Fantasy I to VI are out on mobile and Steam. So initially I was happy, because we saw the logos of the different games, then their release on Steam and mobile devastated me. Because, for my part, that doesn't interest me at all. I remain hopeful they will be released on Switch.

Legend of Mana

The game will be entitled to release on June 24 on Switch, PS4 and Steam

Marvel avenger

The game will be entitled to new content. First and most important, War for Wakanda. Brand new missions, new locations, new hero with Black Panther and new villains. There will also be the replayable Random Boss and other new missions.

Hitman Sniper The Shadows

No info except a few small images and released in 2021 or nothing.

Nier Reincarnation and FF VII First Soldier on Mobile this year

Babylon's Fall

An action adventure (at first glance) possible co-op and fantasy world. Nervous and controlled fights. There will likely be different classes, weapons, armor, magic and so on. Specifically, this is a hack n slash action. The game looks genuinely interesting and promises to be fun both solo and with friends. The goal of the development team's studio is to continuously produce content after release to keep the game alive for as long as possible. To see if the promise can be kept. A closed-beta is open for registrations!

Life is strange Remastered

The game will be released on September 30. A godsend for those who haven't played it yet and who are intrigued.

Life is strange True color

A new adventure with Alex as the protagonist. Girl with the power of empathy. She feels exactly the emotions of those around her. She will have to face this situation and use it so that she can find out why and how her brother died. She will even be able to see the world according to the emotion of the person in front of her, which can even be dangerous for her own life. The game will be released on September 10 and we will be able to purchase a package with the first part which will then be available on September 30.

Stranger of Paradise: A Final Fantasy Story

The main protagonist just keeps repeating that he wants to eliminate Chaos (it sounds a bit like Final Fantasy I all of that). He describes it as insatiable hunger. Nervous just like the very bloody and violent combat mode. The Final Fantasy side will surely be found in the story and the cutscenes, but not in this character or the fights. Now we have to wait to know what the game will bring us.

We then have the right to a video presenting some games that have already been released or will be released in the future. A mishmash of sequences.

Warner Bros Games ’Back 4 Blood

The game has been shown several times and we are entitled to Swarm Mode. A mode in PvE. Once as humans but also as a mutant zombie. We can evolve zombies like humans by playing continuously. The game is released on October 12 this year, pre-orders are possible and a beta will take place from August 5. That happiness.

PC Gaming Show

Make way for one of the longest conferences. My recollection tells me that this is often the longest conference or one of E3. And this year is no different from what I remember.

We are entitled to Naraka Bladepoint again, but of course nothing different than earlier.

Dodgeball academia

Dodgeball is cool, video games are cool too. The mixture should at least be satisfactory. And in view of the video it is. We don't have a date but it should be out soon.

Rawmen

A wacky platform game where you are a chef who has to go through levels. We don't understand much but the game design and the seen mode look nice. To see in future news.

Dying Light 2

We are entitled to a little more of the story of the main character. We are not told how it is that he is so good at the course and strong to be able to survive so well, but we are given some answers anyway. You can just hear his voice explaining that he was undergoing clinical trials with his sister Mia. Then there was a major attack or concern and he was separated from her. As the game unfolds he learns that he might find her somehow. The game will be released on December 7 this year. Pre-orders are already possible.

Humankind

You create your civilization and you have to survive or expand your civilization. Beta available now by signing up on Twitch if I understand correctly.

Orcs must die 3

This is a tower defence game. The levels are relatively large, the enemies numerous. We are entitled to a multitude of traps, catapults and other weapons to defend ourselves. In addition, we are active as a hero because we can use turrets by ourselves or attack orcs directly. The game releases July 23 for consoles and Steam.

Vampire: The Masquerade

A young mother plays hide and seek with her daughter. Girl we don't see, then she comes back to (sad) reality. She searches for her daughter and finds herself in a sad and dangerous world. We are not entitled to more details although it appears that the woman is a vampire.

Gigabash

4-player fights in every man for himself mode. We embody giant fighters in the middle of cities or landscapes that undergo the combat of these titans. A release planned for PS4 and PC.

Lemnis Gate

Humanity is dying and we have to find a way to survive. Space could be a nice option. The real innovation is in the gameplay. This is a strategy-based, turn-based first-person shooter. Just that. Each round lasts 25 seconds during which we do what we want. An open Beta will take place in July and the game is released on August 3.

Next space rebels

You can build your own rocket from an ugly cardboard model to a near life-size rocket.

Wartales

You play as a group of mercenaries in a country ravaged by war and disease. Combat in tactical mode, a fantastic medieval story. The game will be released on Steam but without knowing the date at the moment.

Ixion

A long monologue by a man explaining that space can offer humans survival because planet earth no longer offers this option. An expedition is set up, at the end we notice an explosion in the sky and the moon is seriously damaged. Release scheduled for 2022.

FAR: Changing Tides

No game info. It just shows a kid on a makeshift boat. The graphics inspire poetry and appeasement. To see what the game will want to offer in the future.

Lakeburg legacy

Creating your own legend is the goal of this game. To have a completed family tree too. The links between the characters must therefore be managed by the player.

Killing floor

Another space shooter due to arrive in June. Unfortunately without further information.

Silt

A diver who can use fish to be able to move or unblock complex situations. A 2D graphic style reminiscent of the Tim Burton universe for my taste. A game that will be available on Steam but without a specific date for the moment.

Helllo neighbor 2

Nothing new from the first of the name if this is not the place where the game takes place.

Jurassik World Evolution 2

The voices of some film actors like Jeff Goldblum will be there, just that it's a pleasure. As for the game, the content will be much more complete than the first.

More dinosaurs, more options. The game will be released again in 2021, so it will be just a question of when exactly it is released.

Gabe Newell (CEO of Valve) took the floor to give news of the Steam platform. There will be the Steam Next Fest giving access via Steam to demos of games that will be released.

Soulstice

A game that should be released next year not before. Solo fights have been shown. What you can say is that it is nervous and bloody as a mode of combat.

A small Hardware point now with:

Impulse Neuro-Controller. A glove that senses movement and even anticipates your desire for movement so it can be even faster when it comes time to press the mouse.

CSL DD Wheel Base. A base to use for a racing wheel for car games. With this base we will have more realism.

Onexplayer. A portable video game console of very high quality and performance. No date or price revealed at the moment.

New Asus PG3 screen ... priced at 3000 € would be one of the most efficient if not the most efficient on the market.

In 2022 Warhammer's Chaos Gate will be released. Without more info or pictures.

Pioneer

A game that takes place in Russia, maybe even in Chernobyl. This is a shooter with monsters or mutants, threats of all kinds. The atmosphere you experience during the video freezes your blood.

EVE Online

Some info given on their Academy and different classes so to speak, like the Industrialist or Explorer.

Lumberhill

Cut trees then use the wood to create bridges or other infrastructure to move forward. Here is the pitch of the game. Funny graphics and the game seems dynamic.

A multitude of games are then presented. Various graphic genres but with a tendency for pixel art and 2D strangely. These games can be fun, but it doesn't look like there is much success waiting for them. We may be entitled to one or the other surprise, but no more.

The show therefore ends with some game cutscenes. Whether on PC or consoles, we notice that developers are working hard to stand out from the crowd and create crazy worlds for us.

We can expect more beautiful things in the months to come and even starting tomorrow with the 3rd day of E3 which I will be following for myself but also for you dear readers!

See you tomorrow !

Published in Gaming News
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 22:21

Galactic style for controllers and covers

Sony and Playstation seem to like space. The galaxy and the colors inspired by it. This is saying something if we look at the recent news.

And yes Playstation has finally understood or taken the time to make different shells for its latest console. So it was a false debate.

It was clear that it was only a matter of time before this happened, but we can still be happy that it is finally done and the choice of "theme" and especially color is quite good. For my part I actually find that it is well done. We will also start with the hulls, because that is what was probably the most anticipated. For the controllers, we knew that was happening just like for every console that comes out. So let's start with the (a little) less obvious:

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For my part, I will see a blue hull, while keeping a white hull. To the great despair for my wife, but who can boast of being able to have a PS5 in the colors of her favorite club with official parts of the brand. As a fan of Olympique de Marseille, this blue with the basic white, it will make a perfect effect to remind my club of heart. Enough about me and my follies, I would first have to have the console before thinking of growing my wife's white hair.

The purple chosen for the hull is also very interesting to me. It is a color that we are not used to but which has its effect. It can very well fit into the decor of an already well-established gamer as for a gamer who is still looking for himself. Undoubtedly the color that could have the most success with black. I think black is an absolute must, a timeless one that will surely often be the first choice.

Why not a little madness? Red and pink, these colors would be a little more unexpected choices but in view of the result, quite logical choices! Bravo to the designers who have decided to go for a very special theme but which should delight everyone.

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It is certain that the one who does not yet know what color he wants, it is not here that we will guide him. My indecision about the colors is total. Of course if a mix of colors can remind you of a game, sports team or whatever, then why not make that choice? Otherwise you really have to pay attention to what catches your eye the most. For my part, purple attracts me a lot. Being quite atypical, your console can really stand out from your decor. On the other hand, let it be clear, if you want discretion ... you will have to come back later. Apart from the black shell, nothing will be able to match your desire.

 

Now let's move on to the controllers.

We have the white, basic. Black and red have made their appearance quite recently and now galaxy fashion completes the choices with three other colors.

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Once again it's the purple for me that stands out. They are really beautiful. Its color attracts the eye without attacking it, while this cannot necessarily be said of other colors. Of course, I will present the controllers to you individually here so that you can have a better view of each of the controllers. I like the fact that they kept a part in black. I still think they could have been limited to the L1, L2, R1 and R2 buttons as well as the joysticks. The shell itself could have been one color and that could also have had a nice effect. Or have the PS button the same color as the controller to make the color stand out a little more. It is of course a detail and nothing says that my reflections are more correct than the choices made by Playstation.

So that you can get an idea for yourself, here are the controllers individually:

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I hope you will like these photos and help you in a possible choice. Otherwise, well I can't help you anymore I'm sorry.

What I like most about all the controllers is the transparency of the buttons which looks really good with the colors. So you will tell me that it is all well and good, but how much, when and where?

So I will naturally answer all of this for you.

The three new colors will be available on January 14 to order on the site direct.playstation.com, the official sale date of these controllers will be February 11.

And yes it is not very long and who knows, gift for your valentine.

For the hulls it's a little different. The colors black and red will be available from January 2022 in these countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines, at all participating resellers.

For the other colors, it will be current in the first quarter without further details. What remains close all the same. The wait will therefore not be very long. On the other hand, no price was given. For the controllers, we think that the prices will not change in principle. Regarding the hulls or "facades" as noted by the manufacturer, no press release price.
Good news and above all a lot of possibilities for the future.


A good game to all.

Published in Gaming News
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 00:01

New Playstation Plus Offer

Warning it’s going to be great!

Playstation has announced and given news about its new offer (or offers)! A small Tweet on the social network around 2 p.m. on March 29 announces the new offer and a link to the Playstation Blog for more information. We looked at that and we dissected the information.

First word, flexibility. New offers but not necessarily change! Indeed, those who already have Playstation Plus and for whom everything is already perfect, nothing changes. Neither the price nor the offer per se. Everything remains the same. So, there is only addition! Playstation Now will therefore disappear as soon as the new Playstation Plus is started. Those who already have Playstation Now will then switch to the equivalent offer of the new Playstation Plus. So, by losers, only winners!

For the first offer, as I said, nothing changes for those who already have Playstation Plus. We stay at the price of 59.99 € per year with free games and the possibility of playing online, called Playstation Plus Essential.

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For the second offer, Playstation Plus Extra, it includes everything that is accessible via Essential plus a catalogue of 400 games (approximately) released on Playstation 4 and 5. These games can be downloaded to play offline. Which is a very important point to know! The prices change (a little too much for my taste, I admit)! We therefore go to 99.99 € per year. It is clear that the offer is still not bad, taking note that games like Spiderman, Spiderman Miles Morales, Death Stranding, God of War, Mortal Kombat or even Returnal will be part of the catalogue. However, I find the price a bit high.

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This is my humble consumer opinion; I understand that this change must also have been very costly for Playstation and the time invested must have been considerable and will still be considerable.

For the third and last Premium offer, it is a pretty good offer. The bill will be salty, but it must be said that there too it can be worth its money (I am not ready to spend it sincerely, but I understand that many can do it). We are talking here about everything that the other two offers already include of course. In addition to this, there are still around 340 games added to the PS 4 and 5 catalogue. Then there are PS3 games in streaming yes yes, but not only! There will also be great PS 1, PS2 and PSP classics available! Even download to play offline too!

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In streaming we will have access to many other games from these generations of consoles as well. The price will be €119.99 per year. As much as I find the price difference between Essential and Extra far too high, the difference between Extra and Premium is not very big. While the difference in service is however (in my opinion) much more significant between Extra and Premium than between Essential and Extra.

This service will be available on PS 4 and 5 and on PC except in Japan initially, that will come later. The switch to the new offer is coming in June and will be progressive! Given the big changes, this will be done little by little and part by part. It will therefore be necessary to wait and at the same time it gives time to weigh the pros and cons.

This offer, without wanting to compare with other consoles, still meets a fairly recurring need in recent years. Give players access to games they no longer have, games they have missed or are missing. It also responds to the casual player by default who does not have time to invest a lot in games and for whom this kind of offer could allow him to find forgotten games or simply, games. There will also be a special version of Playstation Plus for customers without streaming and cloud access.

It will be one in between. It will therefore be cheaper than the Premium and will offer, apart from streaming and cloud access, the same thing. This offer is Playstation Plus Deluxe.

It is clearly noted that Playstation is trying to work closely with their studios and third-party studios to expand their catalogue for the Extra and Premium versions and thus create an increasingly attractive offer.

Once the new service is available in your region and you already are under subscription with the Playstation Now service, you will automatically have a Playstation Plus Extra. Naturally without additional cost for the service scale.

The change will first take place in Asia, then North America, Europe and then the rest of the world. The streaming and cloud advantage will also be extended to more regions than before to allow more people to take advantage of the new offers.

We are therefore heading towards a major change that can only bring more to everyone. As much for the players as for the video game giant.

More news will be coming in the weeks to come! In the meantime, good game to all!

Published in Gaming News
Tuesday, 01 June 2021 22:50

Digital or physical

Hi all. As the name of the article describes, we will talk about digital version or not.

 

This is not new, the possibility of having games only in digital version has been possible for a long time. The various subscriptions offered by Sony and Microsoft, for example, also make it possible to enjoy very good quality games for a reasonable price. However, it does not seem so easy to go fully digital. So we are talking about buying a game in digital or physical version.

 

Yet if we look strictly from a practical point of view, digital is way above it. With a few clicks you can even download the game from the console. Saves space, saves time, little or no waiting because if you buy the game online, it can be downloaded directly or at your request. If you buy the game in a store, you have to go in and wait for the console to do what is necessary to be able to play. When you want to switch from one game to another, no need to get up, to put away one disc for another. No risk of breaking the game, losing it or having it loaned and forgotten.

 

I think that everyone agrees with these arguments, digital is better. When you look at what is done on PC, between all the platforms that allow you to buy a game, it has been a long time since people have (almost) no more CDs for their PC games. So why not on console in the end?

 

For me there is a simple answer, despite the fact that the Playstation Plus subscription is super interesting, some games can be cheaper in stores. There are more possibilities in terms of promotions because there are many more resellers who can make various offers and finally the second hand market is also an aspect to take into account. I was lucky to be able to have some games for very low prices. When I got really good offers from Playstation, it was about games that were already two or three years old.

 

We still notice that digital is gaining importance with the latest consoles released. Sony like Microsoft offers a completely digital console. My interest was very great right away, afterwards I thought about the fact that I still need a Blu-Ray player for some movies and some series, so it would be a shame to have to take an additional machine just for that .

 

So we notice that the fact of going fully digital or not remains a rather complex question as consoles have become central parts of a house, for some at least.

As long as the games remain present, ultimately it doesn't matter.

Published in Articles
Sunday, 08 May 2022 09:53

The To-Do List

We are going to talk about a phenomenon that I have read that I find interesting. I've always felt a bit guilty for not always finishing the games I buy or for playing them too little and taking forever to finish them! So while point two remains fairly true, the first point is common. In fact it is very common. In fact it is incredibly common!

Indeed, studies show that almost 9 out of 10 people surveyed do not finish the games they buy. It's huge ! Afterwards, the statistics change according to the type of players and, over time (thanks to the Achievements and Trophies) this percentage goes down.

However, the studies remain quite formal, most of the games are not finished by the players. That's crazy, so it got me thinking to do a change. It's been a while since I decided to finish a game before buying a new one. There are only a few exceptions, but they do exist.

Already I'm throwing myself flowers. This decision was the right one. I spend less for no reason and buy games that I actually enjoy afterwards. It also opened my eyes to the colossal number of games that I enjoy! It's not possible the games I want to get my hands on.

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So my criteria are more or less simple. From the same franchise I only buy one game if the previous game is finished. For example, I finished Pokémon Shield before buying Pokémon Legends Arceus which I finished before buying Pokémon Brilliant Diamond. Logical and efficient.

There is, however, a small exception to this rule. Final Fantasy games. Yes, it could come out 3 in a row, I buy them! This is how. Pokémon could, should also be an exception. It may be in the future but I must say that the timing was almost perfect for the above listed games. But Final Fantasy, regardless of the timing, it will be bought, period!

So with this way of proceeding it encourages me and makes me want to play as much as I can. So I'm sweating like crazy! And Yes because I haven't finished Xenoblade Chronicles (on Switch) so I have to wait before I can begin to sweat with the two, while the three comes out in summer this year! It's awful.

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Especially since that's not all. In my list there is also Horizon Zero Dawn, which I got for free and which I regret not having played before. So I also want the sequel to this one because after having tasted the first opus I must say that I am impatient to see the sequel. I still have to finish the first one first!

Then there are other games that I had accumulated before adopting this logic, like The Witcher 3. I let myself be tempted by Tales of Arise, which I am bleeding for the moment, and Stranger of Paradise, a Final Fantasy Story…

As you can see, I find myself with a rather long list of games to finish before thinking about buying other games!

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So my to do list for now is:

Tales of Arise

Xenoblade Chronicles 1+2

The Witcher 3

Stranger of Paradise

Horizon Zero Dawn and Forbidden West

It's already not bad I think and I really need to put the turbo. As a devoted father, loving husband and gaga dog master, I don't always have time to play. We do our best and we respect as much as possible the logic of finishing one or more games before buying the next one. Especially in the case of the same franchise!

And you? Do you have a To do list? Tell us in the comments! Here and on Facebook!

In the meantime, good game to all!

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