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It’s taken them a while, but finally Sony seems to be planning something juicy on the subscription service front if a recent report is to be believed. And the report seems quite credible enough, coming from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who says that Sony is planning to merge both PS Plus and PS Now and will create a new service that will be similar to Game Pass, which currently allows users access to a huge library of both old and new games for a per month subscription fee. Codenamed “Spartacus”, this new service is reportedly launching around Spring 2022 and will consequently phase out the PS Now brand while keeping PS Plus. What will the new PlayStation subscription service include? The report does goes on in further detail, and while plans are not yet finalized, the service is rumored to have 3 subscription tiers that players can choose from depending on…

If you’ve been waiting for a reason to upgrade to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, then this could be a good reason to do so. As announced by Nintendo, Paper Mario will be making its way to the service starting on December 10… Yes, that Paper Mario, the Nintendo 64 classic from 2000! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZU9sbtU0mc As with the other N64 games, this will require a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack tier, which gives access to other classic titles such as: Super Mario 64Starfox 64Mario Kart 64Yoshi’s StoryThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeMario TennisDr. Mario 64Winback Covert OperationsSin and Punishment Nintendo has announced before that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Golf, Pokémon Snap, F-Zero X, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Banjo-Kazooie will be coming soon as well, so it seems that they will be adding the games one by one. Will this be something that will make you…

The Epic Games Store is continuing to shower us with free games, adding up to our endless backlog pile as every week passes. This time, it’s a fantastic offering especially for fans of asymmetrical multiplayer horror games. Dead By Daylight and while True: learn () are free right now on the Epic Games Store and all you’ll have to do is create an account to redeem them starting today until the lineup changes on December 10. There’s no catch, and you’ll be able to keep it forever once redeemed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhIXLO3ul8 Next week, Godfall Challenger Edition and Prison Architect will be replacing the two aforementioned games. The Epic Games Store has been serving up some pretty good titles over the past few months, with games like Saints Row: The Third Remastered and Nioh The Complete Edition, so be sure to redeem these while they’re available because Dead by Daylight is a…

Bandai Namco is a company that’s well known around the world not just for games but also for products that we all know and love like Gunpla’s. In case you’re interested in working for such a world-class company, now could be your chance. Over at the Bandai Namco Philippines Inc. Careers Facebook Page, you can see that the company is hiring for multiple positions, but did not indicate what those are. Instead, interested applicants that are graduates of certain degrees as shown on the graphic below are encouraged to send over their resumes to recruitbpi@bandainamcoasia.com and wait for a reply. Bandai Namco Philippines also specifies that this is for full-time positions and enumerates a number of benefits like life and health insurance, zero interest salary loans, and even an early retirement program. The company has been hiring for a lot of personnel as of late, and as of November alone,…

Battlefield 2042 has launched to a very lukewarm response from players, citing issues left and right that needed immediate attention from the developers. If you’ve read our review, you’ll know that the game is plagued with a ton of bugs that ruin the gameplay experience. Thankfully, the Battlefield 2042 team has been listening, pushing out a huge update that addresses a lot of feedback from the players, all while adding some new quality of life changes into the game. https://twitter.com/Battlefiel2042/status/1466081943020351488 One of the additions will be the introduction of weekly missions, with three varying missions per week that will reward players with unique cosmetics. Apart from new game mode layouts, new templates and options will be added to Battlefield Portal as well. The update will also bring several UI improvements in and outside gameplay, with over 150 fixes, changes, and small improvements to gameplay, including changes for maps, weapons, vehicles,…

Update: PlayStation Asia has updated their PS Plus offerings for the month and for December, they’re closing it out with a bang by including Judge Eyes / Judgement (PS4) on top of the other 3 games, making it 4 games in total for Southeast Asia! https://twitter.com/PlayStationAsia/status/1466242234320244739 Original: Just when you think the year would end without a PS Plus leak to somewhat keep the element of surprise, you thought wrong, as it turns out that the leak from last week has indeed turned into a reality (again). As officially announced on the PlayStation Blog, the PS Plus free games for December 2021 are Godfall: Challenger Edition (PS5), Mortal Shell (PS4), and LEGO DC Super-Villains (PS4). It needs to be said that the version of Godfall that is included this month is not an ordinary version as players may know. Instead, the Challenger Edition is basically sort of a “trial version”…

It’s a veritable blast from the past as Ragnarok Online, the game that captured the hearts of the Philippine gaming community, is making a comeback in the first quarter of 2022. The PC release will be published in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines by Gravity Game Hub (GGH), a subsidiary of GRAVITY Co., Ltd., which aims to elevate the nostalgic Ragnarok Online experience with a thriving community and competitive PVP elements that will surely excite the fan base. This new release will see players start out as Novices making their way and advancing to their choice of jobs such as an Assassin, a Knight, a Priest, and much more. The game will also showcase classic competitive features such as boss hunting and joining guilds, which will eventually lead to live regional tournaments and competitions that the community can look forward to. Further details have yet to be announced, but players…

Forza Horizon 5 has seen unprecedented success for the series, racing off to record numbers and garnering over 10 million players in its first week, the biggest ever for Xbox and Game Pass ever. It features extreme customizability that players will certainly enjoy, and some players have been enjoying it too much, resulting in an 8000-year ban for a car design. Yes, 8000 years! A post on the Forza Subreddit by u/AllThingsRacing claims that a friend of his has been slapped with an 8000-year ban because of a cheeky design that incorporates elements from fast-food chain KFC and Kim Jong-un along with some parody brands like Nuke Balance (New Balance), Nuke (Nike), Pyongyang (Pirelli), and more. Because of this, it seems that a lengthy ban was slapped on the account, which the poster claims is his first-ever ban and has never received a warning prior to the ban. The post…

After the hugely successful Metroid Dread, developers MercurySteam aren’t the ones to rest on their laurels as they’re already working on a new game. An announcement made on their website posts information about a partnership between them and Digital Bros / 505 Games to create a new multiplatform game. Codenamed “Project Iron”, the game will be a “third-person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world” with an initial development cost investment of 27 Million Euros. https://twitter.com/mercurysteam/status/1465726698465468425 Raffi and Rami Galante, co-CEOs of Digital Bros Group, shares that “We are thrilled to work with the team at MercurySteam, a proven studio that over the years has created numerous phenomenal IPs – including the recent hit release Metroid Dread in partnership with Nintendo. With MercurySteam’s creative vision and talent and 505 Games extensive experience, gamers can expect a high-quality, captivating, and engaging videogame.” Given the very positive response to Metroid Dread,…

Ahead of its launch next year, Dying Light 2: Stay Human has now officially hit gold as announced by Techland. This comes after a relatively long development cycle that led to a delay that was supposed to see the game launch this month. Techland have expressed gratitude over the support of their fans throughout the years, saying that the time leading up to launch will be used to make sure that “we’ll deliver the best possible experience for you.” https://twitter.com/DyingLightGame/status/1465712425013952527 Lead Game Designer Tymon Smektala shared that this is “The final and crucial moment for us. The game is ready to be manufactured, but we will not slow down. The fact that the game is done and we hit the gold status two months before the release is a great sign but it doesn’t mean that our work ends here. There are still some upgrades and tweaks to add, and…

The wait is almost over as Project Xandata will finally be entering early access on January 26, 2022! Developed by Filipino game studio Secret 6, Project Xandata is a fast-paced 3v3 FPS that features dynamic gameplay and extensive playstyle customization. The game and the team have been through a lot over the past few years but after multiple beta tests and a ton of hard work, it’s now ready for prime time. https://youtu.be/I4Hf93zm-W4 Project Xandata Early Access Details Come early access, the game will include the following: 3 Classes AgentMarksmanJuggernaut 4 Game Modes SkirmishCorruptionOverchargeFree For All 9 Weapons Amorsolo (Precision Pistol)Askal (Submachine Gun)Ironbark (Marksman Rifle)Splinter (Burst Rifle)Favorhouse CC (Sniper Rifle)Guillotine-97 (Pump Action Shotgun)Debt Unpaid (Precision Assault Rifle)Birang (Buster Pistol)Haribon (Rocket Launcher) A prestige pass will also be available and players will be able to earn cosmetics and in-game currency through it. As a game studio, Secret 6 has worked on…

Over the weekend, fans of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim were treated to a nice surprise as it was revealed during the 2nd anniversary stream that the game will be headed to the Nintendo Switch next year. The 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim release date worldwide will be on April 12 while Japan will get its release on April 14 and will include the DLC from the PS4 version, which contains a digital artbook and digital secret files. https://twitter.com/Atlus_West/status/1464927049336832000 Our review of the game praised it for the satisfying experience that it gives and the “wonderfully crafted story with enough jaw-dropping twists and reveals that will keep you guessing at its many mysteries.” Vanillaware is indeed back with a vengeance and if you loved their previous titles like Odin Sphere, then this is certainly a worthy addition to your Switch library when it comes out next year.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been on a rollercoaster ride since it launched and throughout 2021, the game has been the recipient of a ton of updates that aimed to fix the huge amount of bugs and performance issues. Players have voluntarily put the game down, attempting to wait a little while longer until the next-gen versions are available to fully experience the game as it was intended by the devs. Seems we may not have to wait too long as the next-gen upgrades may be coming soon. This information comes from Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita (as spotted by VGC), where CDPR President Adam Kiciński says that “We’re working on updates all the time, and we’re also working on a version for the latest generation of consoles. Of course, the original release taught us a lot. It gave us a kick and motivated us to make changes that will make us better in the future.” Kiciński…

The Marvel video game lineup is looking very impressive as of late and with the likes of Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine incoming, fans have much to look forward to. It seems that an MMO might be part of that lineup according to a financial report that was recently released. Enad Global 7, or EG7, is the company behind DC Universe Online and Everquest, among other titles. Their Q3 financial report shows a lot of information, but none more interesting than an unannounced AAA MMORPG that can be seen on slide 17. As spotted by Twitter user Miller, this project is being developed by Dimensional Ink Studios from Austin, TX and is led by Jack Emmert, who designed and led City of Heroes as well as DC Universe Online. This title was apparently cancelled in 2018 but was seemingly revived and has also appeared in the recent GeForce Now leak. Based…

The PS5 is already one year old, can you believe it? Despite being out for a year, there are still millions of players out there looking forward to owning Sony’s latest offering that has big shoes to fill coming from a record-breaking PS4 generation. 2021 was definitely a big year for gaming but 2022 is only going to get bigger and better, especially with some high-profile releases such as Horizon Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok. The wait could get unbearable for some people, but here are some PS4 games to play again before jumping into the latest releases from PlayStation! Must-play PS4 games before playing their sequels God of War (2018) https://youtu.be/K0u_kAWLJOA God of War: Ragnarok is one of the most highly anticipated releases for 2022, and for good reason. 2018’s award-winning God of War set the bar very high and is one of the flagship titles of…