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Did you miss out on the recent PlayStation 5 restock? Well, here’s another chance to get your very own unit at retail price as Sony has announced that the 22nd wave of PS5 pre-orders in the Philippines is happening on September 30, 2022, at the usual 2 PM – 2:05 PM timeslot from participating retailers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxXvYJyBlc4 22nd Wave of PS5 Pre-orders in the Philippines As early as today, various local retailers like Gameline, Datablitz, and GameOnePH have already posted notices on their social media channels for the PS5 pre-orders, which you can check out below. https://www.facebook.com/DataBlitzPH/photos/a.2645497312259589/2645502725592381 Take note that this is the more expensive version since a price increase was announced just last month. The bundle that will be offered will come with FIFA 23 and will retail for PHP 33,890. This value may differ depending on other inclusions. You all know the drill, keep it locked in starting at 2 PM tomorrow and try…

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Stars rewards program will launch today in Asia and Japan, followed by North and South America on October 5, and finally in Europe and Australia on October 13. First announced back in July, this new program is set to give players the ability to earn rewards such as points and digital collectibles through various activities and purchases. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPbSK3Vde2A Interested players can view the full FAQ below: When is PlayStation Stars launching?Below are the following launch dates for PlayStation Stars:- Asia, including Japan: September 29 (local time)- North and South America: October 5 (local time)- Europe and Australia: October 13 (local time)What do I need to join PlayStation Stars? Is a PlayStation Plus membership required?PlayStation Stars is free to join. You’ll only need to have an adult account for PlayStation Network and accept the program’s Terms of Service. While you will earn certain benefits for being a PlayStation…

Ubisoft has announced that Skull and Bones has been delayed to March 9, 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC. The announcement comes just ahead of its supposed November release date, citing the need for more polish based on the feedback received from the various technical tests. This will ensure that the game will be further balanced and be the “best experience” that the company can offer. Additionally, Ubisoft announced that an open beta will be held ahead of its new launch date, allowing players to take a firsthand look at the game and live out the pirate fantasy through gritty naval combat as well as the immersive and beautiful seas of the 17th century Indian Ocean. https://youtu.be/fgy4WZ9ta7E Skull and Bones is now scheduled to launch on March 9, 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC.

Update: PlayStation Asia has announced its PS Plus lineup for October 2022 and it includes Hot Wheels Unleashed, Injustice 2, Superhot, Rogue Explorer, and Crisis Wing. https://twitter.com/PlayStationAsia/status/1575323874753130496 Original: Sony has announced the new PS Plus Essential Free Games for October 2022, and as seen on the PlayStation Blog, the latest lineup for subscribers includes Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4/PS5), Injustice 2 (PS4), and SUPERHOT (PS4). All games will be available to download starting October 4 until October 31, and will be free for PS Plus subscribers across all membership levels. If you haven’t yet, picking up a subscription is a very good idea! PS Plus Free Games October 2022 Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDuYs0AhHbE&t=59s Injustice 2 (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDav-JfidL0 SUPERHOT (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaXv7J-kvjo Before the September lineup expires, make sure you download the free games before they’re gone. Need for Speed Heat (PS4), Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4), and Toem (PS5) will only be available until October 4. What do…

EA and Koei Tecmo have officially unveiled Wild Hearts, a new kind of hunting game featuring unique crafting mechanics, and will be released on February 17, 2023, for the PS5, Xbox Series, and PC via Origin, Steam, and Epic Game Store. Published under the EA Originals label and developed by Omega Force, the team behind the popular WARRIORS series, Wild Hearts whisks players away on an epic adventure set in fantasy feudal Japan. There, they’ll battle against giant nature-infused beasts called Kemono with the help of Karakuri, sophisticated mechanisms crafted from a lost, ancient technology. Watch the reveal trailer below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxcnwH8TPEg “Wild Hearts opens up a vibrant fantasy world to players that’s as untamed as it is beautiful,” said Yosuke Hayashi, Executive Vice President of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO, LTD. “With Wild Hearts, not only did we want to showcase the evolution, infusion and real threat caused by Kemono, but…

Activision has announced that the recently concluded Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Beta was one for the record books, as it became the biggest beta in CoD history in most players, most hours, and most matches played across all platforms. The beta featured only a small slice of the content that players can expect from Modern Warfare II as it aims for a worldwide release on October 28. In the weeks ahead, players who pre-order Modern Warfare II will get up to one week of Early Campaign access before its global launch. A ton of rewards will also greet players who have leveled up during the open beta. Additionally, Warzone Mobile is the fastest Activision/Blizzard/King mobile game to top 15 million pre-registrations on Google Play, and rewards will be given to all players once certain milestones have been broken, such as the Emblem: Dark Familiar and Vinyl: Foe’s Flame…

Ubisoft has released a free game update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which includes a new game activity, the second part and conclusion of Tombs of the Fallen, and a new feature, the Rune Forge. Check out some of the details of the free update below: The Rune Forge is available to build in players’ settlements once it has been upgraded to Level 4. With the forge, players can turn the perks of their currently owned gear into new runes in exchange for silver.Players can play the final part of Tombs of the Fallen. They will have to find their way through three mysterious tombs rigged with ancient traps and complex puzzles. Only the most dedicated adventurers will discover buried secrets from a fallen civilization. Scattered throughout England, these enigmatic tombs are available from the moment players unlock Ravensthorpe, their settlement. Additionally, special rewards are available in-game via Ubisoft Connect to celebrate the 15th year of the…

Microsoft and Obsidian Entertainment have announced that Grounded’s 1.0 full release is now available for the Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and Xbox Game Pass. After two successful years and over 10 million players in Game Preview/Early Access, Grounded 1.0 brings home the full story to uncover the mysteries around your shrunken stature in the backyard. The game has grown with numerous updates which have been built with the community the entire way. With 1.0, the game now features 13 biomes, 44 creatures, and a host of new features such as new armor sets, weapons, additional achievements, and an all-new Upper Yard area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqgJ9nW468 For those continuing previous save games, all items, bases, recipes, and other unlocks will carry over into this release. Milk Molar unlocks will be refunded to be reallocated due to new additions, and Story quests and progression of the science labs will be reset and will need to…

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a number of measures being implemented as Overwatch 2 approaches its much-awaited launch on October 4. Detailed in their latest Blog Post, the FTUE or first time user experience for new players is designed to introduce the game gradually instead of just dropping players in the face of numerous modes and heroes. New players will begin with a limited set of modes and heroes, with more being unlocked and added as they progress through the FTUE. According to the post, the first phase of the FTUE “rapidly unlocks all the game modes and the ability to chat in-game” while the second phase “unlocks all the original Overwatch heroes over the course of approximately 100 matches.” New players wanting to jump into the competitive Overwatch 2 queue will also need to win 50 quick play matches before the competitive mode is unlocked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGgqyer-qr4 Additionally, Blizzard Entertainment also…

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Classic is now live. All players with an active subscription automatically receive access to the re-creation of WoW’s acclaimed second expansion at no additional cost and can be experienced on all realms previously dedicated to World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic content. Wrath of the Lich King Classic includes the rise of the fearsome Death Knight hero class, available to all players (even new ones!) and starting at level 55, the original iteration of the World of Warcraft achievement system to recognize various accomplishments in the game, and the Inscription profession, which enables players to scribe ability-enhancing glyphs that alter the appearance and modify the properties of spells and abilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HInmEcbFyF0 “Wrath of the Lich King Classic contains an iconic adventure from a momentous time in the history of Azeroth—we love this expansion, and we’ve carefully balanced both the nostalgia for veteran players and the modernization…

Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore has announced that the God of War Ragnarok Limited Edition DualSense Wireless Controller will be available in the Philippines on November 9, 2022. This Limited Edition DualSense Wireless Controller will retail for PHP 4,290 and will be available across all PlayStation authorized dealers. The two-tone, cool blue on the icy white design was inspired by the Norse world of Midgard, further embellished with bear and wolf insignia – representing Kratos and Atreus. Will you be getting yourself a new controller?

ReedPop has announced that E3, the legendary gaming industry event, will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center for a four-day expo from June 13 to June 16, 2023. Business Days will take place from June 13 to June 15, and will be reserved exclusively for registered industry personnel for business purposes. Media can also go hands-on with upcoming games showcased by developers and publishers from around the world. Gamers Days will take place from June 15 to June 16, inviting consumers to go hands-on with the future of gaming and connect with developers, content creators, media personalities, and more. https://twitter.com/E3/status/1574413489354858498 The upcoming event is being handled by ReedPop, an event production team that organizes some of the most well-known events like PAX and New York Comic Con. “E3 is one of the global gaming industry’s few opportunities to come together, unite as one loud voice, and show the…

HoYoverse has announced that the Genshin Concert 2022-Melodies of an Endless Journey is scheduled to happen on October 2, 2022, taking players on a musical experience through the first two years of the game. Genshin Impact and HOYO-MiX have invited the world-famous composer, arranger, and music producer Shiro SAGISU to serve as Music Director, in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra and talented musicians around the world. Shiro SAGISU, who has served as music producer and composer for many fan-favorite films and anime, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, will be collaborating with various bands and musicians to reimagine the iconic tracks of Genshin Impact in contemporary styles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwaZ-uRJdRM Genshin Concert 2022 is approximately 75 minutes long, treating players to authentic renditions and creative adaptations of iconic Genshin Impact soundtracks. The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra will give classic symphonic performances, conducted by award-winning music conductor and composer, Eímear Noone, who is best known…

While not in the form of a new game, Capcom’s Onimusha is making a comeback as an anime series on Netflix. The upcoming project will be led by Takashi Miike, known for his works such as Ichi the Killer and 13 Assassins, and he will be working alongside Shinya Sugai and Sublimation Studio. The reveal did not mention any release date or trailer, but it did come with a few stills to give everyone a first look at the project. While the stills look good, something as action-packed as Onimusha needs to be seen in motion, so we’re hoping that a trailer is released soon to give us a better idea of what to expect. Are you looking forward to this?

Apart from the game coming to the Nintendo Switch soon, Nier: Automata fans have another thing to look forward to, as an anime series based on the game will be coming in January 2023. NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a, which was revealed by Yoko Taro himself during Aniplex Online Fest, will feature an original story and will be developed by A-1 Pictures, well-known for their stunning works such as Fairy Tail, Sword Art Online, Darling in the Franxx, and Persona 4: Golden The Animation. Here’s an in-depth look at the upcoming project, which will feature both 2B and 9S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4_xDVQm8MY Here are a couple of more clips that provide more information on the lead characters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKeR14zy9nI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMG76sk7l88 Are you looking forward to an anime series based on Nier: Automata?