Chris Garcia


Sony has apologized for the pre-order fiasco brought about by the recent PlayStation 5 announcements and promised that more PS5’s will be available for pre-order in the next few days.

With the announcement of pricing and pre-order details of the highly anticipated next-gen console, several retailers have seemingly jumped the gun even if pre-orders were supposed to happen the following day. This opened up the floodgates as customers rushed over to the nearest shops to get their reservations in. Online websites have also crashed due to the influx of pre-orders being placed.

Needless to say, it was a disaster.

Sony then took to social media to reach out to the customers, saying that things could have been smoother and offered apologies. More information from the retailers will be shared and more chances for people who want a console will be able to get their shot.

Remember that talk with Geoff Keighley where Sony said that pre-orders wouldn’t catch anyone off guard? Seems like Sony forgot about that too BUT apologizing is a great first step. In fact, this was quite unexpected of the tech giant so it bodes well that they are at least listening and looking out for the customers.

In the Philippines, there is no news yet regarding pricing and pre-order details, so we’ll just have to wait a bit longer until PlayStation Asia throws us a bone.

The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12 in selected territories and worldwide on November 19.

The Cyberpunk 2077 main story will be shorter than The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red has confirmed via a Night City Wire post show discussion last September 18.

Senior quest designer Patrick Mills was talking with host Alanah Pearce and mentioned that it will indeed be shorter because of complaints from players that The Witcher 3 was too long.

You can view this particular snippet from CohhCarnage’s Twitch stream, as pointed out by ResetEra user Saucycarpdog.

“The difference between a completionist run and a main story run… we do know that the main story run in Cyberpunk 2077 is slightly shorter than The Witcher 3 because we got a lot of complaints about Witcher 3’s main story just being too long. Looking at the metrics, you see tremendous numbers of people played through that game really far, but never made it to the end. We want you to see the full story, so we did shorten the main story, but we have lots to do, and in terms of a completionist campaign, I just don’t have that number.”

In comparison, The Witcher 3 main story on average takes 51.5 hours based on “How Long To Beat”. If you plan to complete everything however, be prepared to shell out a couple of hundred hours to do so, as can be attested to by gamers out there who have beat the game many times over.

Cyberpunk 2077 will feature 3 branching storylines called Lifepaths, and each will have different events and sequences, giving the players a unique experience each time. Safe to say that even though the main story is shorter, Cyberpunk might give more replay value, especially with incoming DLC.

Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to launch on November 19 with no more delays, and you can look forward to playing it on current generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but also choose to hop right into the next-gen versions for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, as well as the PC. Players can also look forward to a next-gen upgrade for current gen owners of the game next year.

Sony has confirmed that it won’t be bringing their first party games on a day one subscription service ala Game Pass because it is not sustainable.

In an interview with GamesIndustry.Biz, CEO Jim Ryan goes on to explain why this is the case, saying that “For us, having a catalogue of games is not something that defines a platform. Our pitch, as you’ve heard, is ‘new games, great games.’ We have had this conversation before — we are not going to go down the road of putting new releases titles into a subscription model. These games cost many millions of dollars, well over $100 million, to develop. We just don’t see that as sustainable.

Ryan continues on to say that “We want to make the games bigger and better, and hopefully at some stage more persistent. So putting those into a subscription model on day one, for us, just doesn’t make any sense. For others in a different situation, it might well make sense, but for us it doesn’t. We want to expand and grow our existing ecosystem, and putting new games into a subscription model just doesn’t sit with that.”

Alternatively, with the PS5 announcement, a new PS Plus Collection was unveiled as well, which will allow early adopters of the PlayStation 5 to be able to pad their game library in an instant through a curated list of games and top hits like God of War, Days Gone, and Bloodborne among other titles.

The PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499 (around PHP25,000) for the Standard Edition and $399 around PHP20,000) for the Digital Edition. Both editions will release on November 12 in selected territories (US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea) and November 19 worldwide.

We all know that the PlayStation 5 is going to be big, both figuratively and literally. While all comparisons have been estimates at this point, the FCC have published new photos for the PlayStation 5 (not beauty shots or renders) in the flesh, and it truly is a big, big boy.

With photos from The Verge and via Roberto Serrano on Twitter, we can see the console on its horizontal orientation, which gives us a better look at just how much space the console is going to take up when it hits retail in 2 months. The series of photos also show the base, which finally gives us an idea on how exactly the PS5 will be used horizontally or vertically. There aren’t any objects for comparison, but it doesn’t take too much deduction to know that this will be taking up a lot of real estate.

For now, these are the photos we can go on as far as a physical manifestation of the system is concerned, but as we approach launch date, we’ll be seeing more and more photos of the system in the wild, possibly unboxing videos as well.

Leaked photos from before suggest that the outer casing is swappable, which will allow access to possible internal upgrades as well as custom PS5 designs apart from the official SKU’s. While this is not yet confirmed, it could indeed be a possibility.

The PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499 (around PHP25,000) for the Standard Edition and $399 around PHP20,000) for the Digital Edition. Both editions will release on November 12 in selected territories (US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea) and November 19 worldwide.

The install sizes for Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls have been revealed, and both titles will immediately take up a sizeable chunk of the 825GB SSD of the PlayStation 5.

As more and more details about the PlayStation 5 are being revealed after its big showcase, some of its launch titles are taking the spotlight, specifically first party exclusives such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls.

As seen from their respective PlayStation Direct pages, both games will take up at least 110GB right away from your hard drive.

Demon’s Souls will take up 66GB minimum while Spider-Man: Miles Morales will take up 50GB. If you choose to go with the Ultimate Edition, which includes the remastered version of the PlayStation 4 Spider-Man game, then it shoots up to a whopping 105GB minimum. That’s 1/8 of your hard drive space gone with just 2 games.

For comparison, the PlayStation 4 Spider-Man game comes to about 45GB with its vanilla version, going up to around 75GB with all DLC installed, so that 50GB size that the remastered game comes with is not too bad, considering the improved textures that comes with it.

Both Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls will be launch titles for the PlayStation 5 when it releases on November 12 in selected territories and November 19 worldwide.

The Cyberpunk 2077 PC requirements have been revealed and they’re looking pretty reasonable, considering how massive and gorgeous the game looks.

You’ll be glad to know that minimum PC requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 won’t be too hard on your system, and you’ll most likely be able to dive into the world with a decent setup. The recommended specs don’t look so bad too that its pretty unbelievable. The only thing of note from the requirements is the 70GB drive space needed, but as a side note, an SSD would be ideal.

Check out the requirements below as shared by CD Projekt Red through their social media channels:

cyberpunk 2077 pc requirements

Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to launch on November 19 with no more delays, as confirmed by CDPR themselves. You can look forward to playing it on current generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but also choose to hop right into the next-gen versions for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, as well as the PC.

PlayStation 4 players get first dibs for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this weekend for the alpha test, Activision has announced.

Pre-load the Alpha from the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone main menu starting September 17 (tonight!) at 11PM. The approximate download size will be 25GB, and once downloaded, access the Alpha menu to experience their first taste of deniable operations in several game modes across four new maps.

During the Alpha, multiplayer modes such as Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed and Domination will return, while players can also enjoy new game mode Combined Arms: Domination, a new 12v12, vehicle-inclusive twist on traditional Domination across two larger maps.

The Alpha will end on September 21 at 1AM, with all participants receiving an exclusive Calling Card for participating in the action.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for a November 13, 2020 release for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, and PC.

2K Games and Hangar 13 have released the full song list for Mafia: Definitive Edition, which includes 35 songs from jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Django Reinhardt, Lionel Hampton, and more. If you’re in the mood for some head boppin’ beats while taking on the streets, this jazzy set is for you.

The game’s classic tracks will transport players to the unique time and place of Lost Heaven, a prohibition-era Midwestern city riddled with crime and corruption.

You can view the full track list below:

  • “St. James Infirmary” – Cab Calloway
  • “Minnie the Moocher” – Cab Calloway
  • “Manhattan Jam” – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
  • “Evenin'” – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
  • “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” – Django Reinhardt
  • “A-Tisket A-Tasket” – Django Reinhardt
  • “Blue Drag” – Django Reinhardt
  • “Sophisticated Lady” – Django Reinhardt
  • “Tiger Rag (instrumental)” – Django Reinhardt
  • “Black and Tan Fantasy” – Duke Ellington
  • “Crescendo in Blue” – Duke Ellington
  • “Echoes of Harlem” – Duke Ellington
  • “Hot and Bothered” – Duke Ellington
  • “I’m Satisfied” – Duke Ellington
  • “In A Sentimental Mood (instrumental)” – Duke Ellington
  • “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” – Duke Ellington
  • “It’s Glory” – Duke Ellington
  • “Prelude to A Kiss” – Duke Ellington
  • “The Mooche” – Duke Ellington
  • “Azure” – Duke Ellington
  • “Creole Love Call (instrumental)” – Duke Ellington
  • “Drop Me Off in Harlem” – Duke Ellington
  • “I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart” – Duke Ellington
  • “Mood to Be Wooed” – Duke Ellington
  • “Diminuendo in Blue” – Duke Ellington
  • “Heart and Soul” – Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra
  • “My Old Flame” – Guy Lombardo
  • “Little White Gardenia” – Hal Kemp & his Orchestra
  • “Back Beat Boogie” – Harry James
  • “Beyond the Blue Horizon” – Jeanette MacDonald and the Rounders
  • “True Confession” – Larry Clinton and His Orchestra
  • “When Lights Are Low” – Lionel Hampton
  • “(I’ll be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal You”  – Louis Armstrong
  • “Thanks for the Memory” – Mildred Bailey
  • “Sing You Sinners” – The High Hatters

Our early impressions of Mafia: Definitive Edition point to it being a well done remaster, built-from-the-ground-up with an updated script filled with rich new dialogue, expanded backstories, and additional cutscenes. Watch out for our full review of the game soon.

Mafia: Definitive Edition is scheduled to release on September 25 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Coming from the initial announcement, Balan Wonderworld is now scheduled to release on March 26, 2021 and will be playable on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Balan Wonderworld is the all-new action-platformer from the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima and is their first collaboration in 20 years.

Check out the announcement trailer below, which highlights the coop multiplayer feature of the game:

In Balan Wonderworld, players will get to explore the fantastical land of Wonderworld, where they’ll be guided by an enigmatic maestro named Balan, who will help players restore balance to the world by clearing Wonderworld of Negati, physical manifestations of worry and other negative emotions.

Players can jump, climb, fly, smash, and more, as they explore a multitude of unique areas, collecting over 80 unique costumes to assist on the journey. Each costume bestows its own special power, from the Pumpkin Puncher outfit that lets players smash through enemies or obstacles blocking pathways to the Air Cat costume that allows players to walk in mid-air for a certain amount of time.

Balan Wonderworld is scheduled to release on March 26, 2021 across all major platforms.

If somehow you’ve missed out on multiple chances to get Watch Dogs 2 before, you’ve got one whole week and no one else to blame as the game is free on the Epic Games Store along with Football Manager 2020 and Stick it to the Man!

It’s quite simple really, and you don’t have to jump through hoops to get it. Just simple head on over to the Epic Games Store, create an account or log in if you already have one, and claim them to own forever.

That’s it. That’s the news.

Get on over to the Epic Games Store before September 24 before the offer expires!