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In what seems to be a delay one after the other, the next casualty is reportedly a very big one, and it is the upcoming Sony PlayStation exclusive Horizon Forbidden West. This comes by way of a report by Jason Schreier of Bloomberg, who says that the rumor shared by Journalist Jeff Grubb yesterday has been confirmed. While no official word has been released by Sony as of yet, the report has been making the rounds already, and if proven true, we should probably hear an official word soon enough. https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1421161736779014154 If you’ll remember, a statement made by Hermen Hulst back in June mentions that “For Horizon Forbidden West, we think we are on track to release this holiday season. But that isn’t quite certain yet, and we’re working as hard as we can to confirm that to you as soon as we can.” If the delay proves to be…

Another battle royale game joins the fray, and this time it is a 60-player rumble called Naraka: Bladepoint from 24 Entertainment and NetEase. The game will launch on PC and Consoles, and while specific platforms have not been revealed yet, IGN has revealed exclusive PS5 footage of the game, at least confirming the title for Sony’s current-gen console. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44hVOJo9KGY The game looks to be rough around the edges, but will offer the following features according to its Steam page: When melee combat meets Battle Royale, pretty much EVERYTHING changes…Vertical map design, truly diverse character skills and a brand-new resurrection system.Enjoy the thrill of clashing blades and flying arrows in the battlefield of NARAKA: BLADEPOINT!From the shoulder of a giant Buddha to the very highest mountain peaks…From the rusty, rattling chains of floating coffins to secret trails of an abandoned mine. NARAKA: BLADEPOINT’s interactive map design allows you to roam Morus Island…

There are levels to getting good at Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. At some point, you’ll attempt speedruns, even go for a no-hit playthrough if you feel confident enough, maybe even beat the game with bongo drums or a Ring Fit controller. There’s all of that, and there’s beating the game blindfolded. Some madlad actually did it, and it’s nothing but a feat of outrageous skill and memorization. Streamer Mitchriz, who actually did it on Twitch just over a couple of days ago, pulled off a great accomplishment of not only beating the game in a pretty speedy fashion, but he did it fully blindfolded, which is apparently a world first. During his run, he would count off a certain number of seconds to measure certain movements he would take, and while it would seem like he’s just hugging walls and running past enemies, the impressive parts are when he faces…

Tales of Arise is the latest entry in the long-running franchise and a highly anticipated release scheduled for later this year. Bandai Namco has released a new trailer, alongside an interview with composer Motoi Sakuraba, that features some of the side activities you can do in-game, which involve things like camping, cooking, and a feature that really completes any RPG experience – Fishing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNpekwPPP50 In Tales of Arise, character development is put into focus, and there will be various sequences that will further narrate encounters between them like Event Movies, Animations cutscenes, Skit, and Short Chats. In particular, animation cutscenes in the game will be done by none other than Ufotable, the same studio known for works like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Cooking, a series staple, will also make its return and will be an integral part of the game which will provide your team members with buffs that…

First revealed back in March, Square Enix has announced that the latest expansion for Marvel’s Avengers, War for Wakanda featuring none other than Black Panther himself, will be free for all players and will release on August 17. On top of a new story campaign and the addition of Black Panther, voiced by Christopher Judge (voice of Kratos from God of War), the expansion will include a new villain in Klaw, new hero outfits, a new Wakandan Jungle Biome, and much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YZU_Fqz2KM A War for Wakanda War Table livestream is scheduled on August 16, and will detail the upcoming expansion, along with “some special things planned”. Are you still playing the game or will the War for Wakanda expansion tempt you to return? Marvel’s Avengers is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is scheduled to release on August 20, and with it, some much-needed PS5 upgrades along with a new destination for Jin Sakai, Iki Island. Ever since it was announced, many players have wondered what this new Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will bring, and exactly how big the new DLC is to command the price. Thanks to an interview with Creative Director Nate Fox and Environments Lead Joanna Wang by Push Square, we now know more about the upcoming release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBrAlSKqdAE While mileage may vary from player to player depending on the way they play, the length of the Iki Island story will roughly be as long as Act I of the game. In the interview, Nate Fox says that “Yeah, it’s very similar in size to Izuhara, so… It’s an open world game, so it depends on how you play it. If you want…

After adding external storage support in its first major release, Sony has now rolled out a new update to PlayStation 5 beta users, which delivers a bunch of welcome tweaks but most importantly, the ability to now use the M.2 SSD expansion slot. An official Sony FAQ highlights some of the steps to properly install a supported M.2 SSD onto the PlayStation 5, which can support storage options between 250GB – 4TB. You can view the M.2 SSD compatibility requirements below: Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSDCapacity: 250GB – 4TBCooling structure: Using an M.2 SSD with your PS5 console requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure, such as a heatsink. You can attach one to your M.2 SSD yourself, either in a single-sided format, or double-sided format. There are also M.2 SSDs that have cooling structures (such as heatsinks) built in.Sequential read speed: 5,500MB/s or faster is recommended Module width: 22mm…

Back 4 Blood, touted as the spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, is set to release on October 12, but players excited for the game can get a sneak peek at it as early as next week, when early access goes live from August 5-9. If you’re looking forward to participating in the early access and open beta of the game next week, there’s a ton of content to look forward to, including 2 PvE Campaign maps, 2 PvP Swarm Mode Maps, 5 playable cleaners, and much more. Additionally, the game will be cross-gen and cross-play capable as early as the beta. https://twitter.com/back4blood/status/1420429035293659138 How do I participate in the Back 4 Blood Early Access and Open Beta? The Back 4 Blood Early Access will begin on August 5 – 9 (August 6 at 3 AM Philippines) and pre-ordering the game will guarantee entry into early access. Alternatively, Players can also…

First released only in Japan back in 2015, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles finally makes its triumphant debut in the West as the game is now available for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC worldwide. Locally, stores like Datablitz and GameOnePH have already posted availability, so you can check out their online sites for stocks. Set in the late 19th century during Japan’s Meiji Period and Britain’s Victorian era, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles follows an aspiring Japanese lawyer named Ryunosuke Naruhodo, an ancestor of courtroom legend Phoenix Wright. With the help of his legal aid, Susato Mikotoba, and London’s great detective Herlock Sholmes, Ryunosuke must put his attorney skills to the test to unravel the mysteries behind 10 gripping cases. https://youtu.be/9kG46BQp3cA The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles will feature all 10 episodes of ‘The Great Ace Attorney: Adventures’ and ‘The Great Ace Attorney 2: Resolve’, and will also feature…

Seems the ‘leaked’ lineup from last weekend was true, and now that it’s officially announced on the PlayStation Blog, your PS Plus August 2021 lineup is Hunter’s Arena: Legends (PS4 and PS5), Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4) and Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4). All 3 games will be available to download starting August 3 until September 6. As usual, these games will be free for PlayStation Plus Subscribers only, so if you haven’t yet, picking up a subscription is a good idea. PS Plus August 2021 Free Games Hunter’s Arena: Legends (PS4 and PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5rtf3Q2HgQ Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwYjx4VPzx0 Tennis World Tour 2 (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSqu4pDb68 Before the July lineup expires, make sure you download the current PS Plus offerings before they’re gone. A Plague Tale Innocence, Call of Duty Black Ops IV, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be available to download until August 2.

The PlayStation 5, while extremely hard to get due to the fact that it is sold out within seconds every restock, has now officially sold over 10 million consoles as of July 18, making it the fastest-selling console in the history of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Even faster than the PS4? Yes! The PS5 actually hit 10 million consoles sold one month faster than the PS4 did. The milestone, announced on the SIE Blog, is quite an achievement, especially when you consider that the past year has been hobbled by the pandemic, affecting stocks on a global scale. Can you imagine how much more it could have sold without shortages? https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1420370815036633088 Sony has also announced additional milestones across its portfolio of PlayStation Studios games, including: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games has sold more than 6.5 million copies since releasing on November 12, 2020MLB The Show 21 from San Diego…

First announced back in June, Koei Tecmo now confirms that Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water, the enhanced version of the Wii U release from 2014, is set to release on October 28, 2021 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC. An overview trailer showing a detailed look at what players can expect from the game, including the various enhancements and the inclusion of a photo mode, can be seen below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL7PwZ3a3yg In Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water, Players will step into the shoes of Yuri Kozukata, Ren Hojo, and Miu Hinasaki as they venture up the eerie Mt. Hikami in hopes of finding those who have previously disappeared. In order to overcome the malevolent spirits housed in the mountain’s waters, they will have to master the Camera Obscura – a unique camera that can deal damage to ghosts upon taking a photo.…

Developers Respawn has announced that legends from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines can now take part in the next round of closed beta testing for Apex Legends Mobile. First announced back in April, this latest round is live only for Android devices at the moment and if you haven’t pre-registered yet, you can do so through THIS LINK to get the chance to join future testing rounds. https://twitter.com/Respawn/status/1419834827323453447 No further details have been given at the moment, but we can assume that some lucky players are already trying out the game as we speak. Previously, the beta was only available in India and the Philippines. Are you looking forward to playing Apex Legends Mobile when it releases?

If you’re like us, absolutely hooked to the recently released free-to-play Pokemon Unite for the Nintendo Switch, you’ll be happy to know that a new Pokemon is joining the roster on July 28 (anytime later today or tomorrow for players in the Philippines) and it is none other than Gardevoir! Gardevoir is a Psychic / Fairy-type Pokemon with ranged attacks and skills that can deal massive damage to enemies while staying safe from afar. https://twitter.com/PokemonUnite/status/1420006060245622787 You can also see some details on Gardevoir’s stats and moves below: https://twitter.com/PokemonUnite/status/1420164640231673858 There aren’t many details about the release of Gardevoir, like how much it’ll cost to purchase or how it will fare against other attacker types, but we won’t have to wait too long to find out. Gardevoir joins an already stacked lineup of Pokemon in the game, with the likes of Pikachu, Snorlax, Gengar, Cinderace, and Garchomp among others. Pokemon Unite is…

Eivor’s adventures are far from over, and following the Wrath of the Druid update, this latest journey will take our protagonist to Francia as The Siege of Paris expansion will be made available starting August 12. Set in Francia, The Siege of Paris expansion will offer new quests and dangerous locales that Eivor can explore, which will lead to one of the most infamous conquest battles in Viking history. Players can get their hands on new weapons, gear, and abilities, as well as the return of fan-favorite Infiltration missions Season 3, known as the Sigrblot Season, will go live on July 29 and will bring Summertime to the players with the limited-time event Sigrblot Festival, which celebrates the start of the Raiding season. The Sigrblot Festival will run until August 19 and will include various activities such as: Flyting, Fight Tournament, and Dice Game mini-gamesThree new questsExclusive rewards including settlement…