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Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases this week from EA with significant improvements and performance modes across all consoles. Mass Effect was a series that defined the seventh generation back in the day especially for Xbox users, as the first title released exclusively on Xbox 360. With the release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, players who missed out before will finally be able to experience the critically acclaimed series in all its glory. First off, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is quite the big boy, clocking in at a whopping 100+ gigs for all three games, so prepare your hard drive for a beating. Nevertheless, this latest release consists of three games, so it’ll definitely be worth your time and hard drive space. Our Mass Effect Legendary Edition review in progress will be us sinking our teeth into the first few hours of each game to give you our impressions before…

Players itching to add some color into their consoles will be happy to know that Sony have announced 2 new DualSense Controller colors are on the way, with Midnight Black and Cosmic Red being the first 2 variants. These new colors will be released next month, and an exact release date will be announced soon, so watch out for updates from your local retailers. At the very least, these shouldn’t be as hard to get as a PS5. Hopefully. Midnight Black Cosmic Red The DualSense and the PlayStation 5 are both designed with customizability in mind, allowing owners to change the plates to suit their style. Various retailers like dbrand have already put out faceplates for the console, and with this announcement from Sony, we’re hoping that officially branded faceplates (and more DualSense Controller Colors) are next on the list. Will you be getting these new DualSense Controller Colors to…

Square Enix have announced that a stream will be held on 12PM JST (11AM Philippines) to celebrate the 35th year anniversary of Dragon Quest, which will give the fans a look at what they can expect from the franchise. The stream will be split into 2 parts, with the first part revolving around the latest updates for the Dragon Quest Live Service games like DQ X Online, including updates on the upcoming official 35th anniversary merchandise. The second part of the stream, which looks to be the one fans will not want to miss out on, will be hosted by none other than Dragon Quest Series Creator Yuji Horii himself, and will contain announcements on the latest lineup of new games in the series. You may view the stream from the link below: https://youtu.be/gfmOWgfYVjY Dragon Quest XI S was arguably one of the greatest RPG’s in recent memory, and it…

Sony is gearing up for a big generation, and with the PlayStation 5 showing demand on a massive scale as evidenced by the inability for stocks to keep up, PlayStation Studios is focusing on providing the players with games, games, and more games. In fact, PS Studios head Herman Hulst has gone on to say that they are working on 25 new games, and nearly half of which are new IP’s. This comes from a recent interview on Wired, as Hulst says that “There’s an incredible amount of variety originating from different regions. Big, small, different genres.” Indeed 25 games is quite a big number, especially when you’re counting how many companies PlayStation Studios has under its belt. We do know that Horizon Forbidden West is coming later this year barring any delays. God of War Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7 are also in the pipeline, along with the new…

Fans looking out for the latest from Bandai Namco will be happy to know that a Scarlet Nexus Demo will be playable starting May 21 for Xbox Series, with PlayStation 4 and 5 a week later on May 28. One perk of playing the Scarlet Nexus demo is that players will be able to unlock exclusive bonuses such as the Bunny Ear Mask attachment and the Forcefield: Mk II plug-in by going through the protagonist Yuito’s storyline. Playing Kasane Randall’s storyline will net you the OSD Standard Issue Pack attachment and the Power Enhance: Mk II attachment. https://twitter.com/scarlet_nexus/status/1392479720063766540 Scarlet Nexus will release on June 25 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. The Scarlet Nexus anime produced by Sunrise will follow soon after.

Resident Evil Village Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKocYiRHYlI Resident Evil 7 was indeed a head-turner back in 2017. Not only was it the first mainline title to adapt a completely first-person perspective, but it also featured a cast of new characters seemingly unrelated to the overall Resident Evil narrative. It was able to bring the series back to its survival horror roots, in contrast to some of the more action-oriented titles that came before it. The Baker mansion was truly a den of evil, and its maniacal residents left their mark for being some truly terrifying characters. For all that it did, Resident Evil 7 was arguably well-received and series newcomer Ethan Winters became a new face that fans will remember, even if he technically never had a face to show. The new direction looked like a winning formula for Capcom, so it was natural that the developers would tread familiar ground while…

The Nintendo Switch, the system that is now on track to outsell the Wii and PS4, is also home to a Calculator game from publisher Sabec. Not one of those free downloadable apps, an actual game, with its own actual store page. Calculator costs $9.99, although I’m not quite sure why you would need to actually get one, but at least you can now bring your Switch to school for a legitimate reason. I mean, assuming you have a smartphone, which usually has the same app, this is a pretty big flex for anyone who would actually purchase it. In any case, Game of the Year, anyone?

EA have announced that their annual showcase called EA Play Live will make its return this year on July 22, 2021. EA Play Live will take place a month after E3 2021, which is scheduled for June 12-15. The showcase usually happens during E3, so this comes as a bit of a surprise. https://twitter.com/EA/status/1392147491915763719 Some of EA biggest titles have yet to receive a full reveal, like the next Battlefield game, which seems to be scheduled for next month. In any case, the next couple of months in gaming are going to be packed with news and updates that will usher in the second half of 2021.

Coming from the initial teaser just last month confirming that the next Battlefield game is indeed coming, EA has now also confirmed that the game is scheduled to release this year, and will also come out for the PS4 and Xbox One. In their recent earnings call, a presentation was shown indicating that Battlefield will be releasing in Q3 of the Fiscal Calendar, which translates to Q4 of this year. The report also showed other games in their schedule, which is predominantly sports-related like F1 2021, EA Sports PGA Tour, and Madden NFL 22. As for the official reveal, no date has been given out by EA yet but as posted by Geoff Keighley, it is set to be revealed in June, presumably during E3. https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1392225701831401473 Battlefield has been quiet for sometime now, and has taken the backseat to the recent Call of Duty offerings, but EA is definitely serious…

It’s that time of the year once again and Sony’s PlayStation Days of Play has returned, offering up a number of rewards and special promotions among other exciting activities for the community. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sony detailed a number of activities that players can take part in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t12nFB6z2Og Days of Play – PlayStation Player Celebration In this activity, players are encouraged to sign up HERE and take part in some community challenges that will result in some exclusive PSN avatars and PS4 dynamic themes. Registration starts today and ends on May 31, but players will be able to take part in community goals like unlocking a certain amount of trophies each week until the target is hit, unlocking the rewards for that phase. There will be 3 phases in total which will run until June 8. Check out the various unlockable rewards below: Days of Play…

Apart from the new controller reveal a couple of months ago, not much is known yet on Sony’s next-gen PSVR. It won’t be releasing this year, but a report by UploadVR citing “multiple sources” claims that Sony have already shared some details with partners, which include a resolution of 4000×2040 (compared to the PSVR’s 1920×1080), a lens separation adjustment dial, gaze tracking capable of foveated rendering, and a motor capable of providing haptic feedback on the headset. For those not familiar with VR and the accompanying technology, a lot of this sounds like hi-tech mumbo jumbo, but to put it plainly, the next-gen VR unit will reportedly have eye-tracking capabilities that can possibly detect where you are looking at, including the addition of haptic feedback not only on the controllers, but on the headset itself. Given that the reports are indeed true, this all sounds very exciting, especially for players…

Over at Gadget Pilipinas, we took 3 sub-PHP10K phones and put them to the test in a spec battle that resulted in the Xiaomi Redmi 9T taking home the prize. While the comparison was pretty close in some areas, based on value for money, the Redmi 9T pulled away in some key categories. We’re now taking that head to head battle in the only way we know best, gaming! All 3 phones are very much capable of playing some of the most popular games in recent memory, but we’ll look at the more experiential aspects to compare each phone with, like audio quality, battery life, comfort, and much more. Xiaomi Redmi 9T vs. realme C15 vs. vivo Y20i Mobile Gaming Comparison In this comparison, we’ll be playing Mobile Legends, Genshin Impact, and Call of Duty Mobile for a couple of hours each, to simulate a regular daily gaming experience from…

Wreckfest Review https://youtu.be/qJdk-hMsruA Wreckfest is one of the free PS Plus games for this month, and from what we’ve played, it’s a fun racing game. Let’s unpack what “fun racing game” means because the ironic part is every other open world game that has a vehicle component also has a racing side quest tucked somewhere in there. From Grand Theft Auto to Cyberpunk 2077 and even Yakuza: Like A Dragon, unless you love racing games on its own, you can find a racing game almost anywhere nowadays. Since Burnout Paradise, I haven’t found another racing game that I would go out of my way to play on its own. Wreckfest gives players the experience of playing a racing game without being good at a racing game. In a way, it’s the same as the vehicle side content in open world games without much skill. Skill would definitely help out in…

Waiting for the right time to get a PlayStation 5 this year? Sony warns that PlayStation 5 supply woes may continue until next year due to the global shortage in semiconductors. Despite being the fastest selling console in US history, Bloomberg points out that the stock situation for the console won’t be any better leading up to next year. A comment made by Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s CFO, said during a financial reports briefing that “I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyEpH5fxBy4 Locally, the PlayStation 5 has gone through 4 waves of restocks, but still isn’t enough to go around, prompting some gamers to look for alternative sources even at inflated prices. It would be safe to say…

We’ve shown you how to stay alive and also how to kill those bosses, but now it’s time to look at the top 5 weapons in Returnal that will make your cycles a breeze. In Returnal, you’ll come across 10 different weapons that will help you out in your journey, each with various traits that add more stopping power to these firearms. Some are better than others, and some will greatly suit a certain playstyle, like if you want to go up close and personal or if you want to stay back and snipe away. Whatever the case may be, these are the best weapons (and traits) that we think will let you break the cycle in Returnal with ease. Top 5 weapons in Returnal – Thermogenic Launcher The Thermogenic Launcher, on its own, is actually quite a mediocre weapon. The rockets are almost useless against highly mobile enemies, and…