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Evil West Review Evil West is a third-person shooter developed by Flying Wild Hog, the developers behind the fantastic Trek to Yomi, and published by Focus Entertainment, the very same publishers behind the critically acclaimed A Plague Tale. This time around, their latest effort comes in the form of an alternative western akin to something like Weird West but with gameplay taking the form of something like Darksiders or even God of War. You take on the role of Jesse Rentier, the heir to the Rentier Foundation. The Foundation has been deputized by the US government to help thwart the looming threat of vampires. Utilizing science and ancient slayer knowledge passed down from previous generations, Jesse and his fellow agents battle against the looming vampire threat that threatens to subjugate the US. Saddle up that horse, cowboy. It’s time to go hunting ticks. (It’s ‘vampire’ in cowboy talk in case…

After a scorching November, the December 2022 Game Releases slow down a bit, allowing us to kick back and catch this year’s Game Awards. As part of the December 2022 Game Releases, we have some anticipated releases such as The Callisto Protocol and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We’re also getting Need for Speed Unbound along with a blast from the past in the form of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. ‘Tis the season to be gaming, so sit back and drown out the carollers with these bangers to make your season right! December 2022 Game Releases Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered https://youtu.be/AR-2JVTqwsQ Release Date: December 1, 2022Platform: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC To start out the December 2022 Game Releases, the SaGa series is joining in on the remastered fun with Minstrel of Song. Need For Speed Unbound https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Y8XCe7F9E&t=8s Release Date: December 2, 2022Platform: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One,…

Sony has announced the new PS Plus Essential Free Games for December 2022, and as seen on the PlayStation Blog, the latest lineup for subscribers includes Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (PS4), Biomutant (PS4/PS5), and Divine Knockout (PS4/PS5). All games will be available to download starting December 6 until January 2, 2023, 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 November 2022 Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOQrEbOIRIw Biomutant (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOGSkl3o8uI Divine Knockout (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pwa-eCDhHg Before the November lineup expires, make sure you download the free games before they’re gone. Nioh 2 / Nioh 2 Remastered (PS4/PS5), LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4), and Heavenly Bodies (PS4/PS5) will only be available until December 5. What do you think of the lineup this month?

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Review Marvel’s Midnight Suns is the latest offering from Firaxis, the minds behind strategy classics such as the Civilization and XCOM games. When it was first announced, many were quick to call it “Marvel XCOM,” and while that is partly accurate, it also does not paint the full picture. Midnight Suns tells the story of a group of heroes that have banded together to face off against Lilith, an Omega-level threat and the Mother of Demons. You are The Hunter, the first fully customizable Marvel character, and you are tasked with the challenge of taking the fight to Hydra and Lilith to save the universe from destruction. In our preview, we spoke about 2 main sections that will be the basis of this review – The Abbey and Combat, both vastly different experiences. Your overall enjoyment will rely on how much you can get out of both…

God of War Ragnarok fever is sweeping PlayStation owners around the world, which released to overly positive reviews and well-earned praise from critics and fans alike. From Phone Cases to Apparel, it’s quite clear that everyone wants a piece of Kratos and Atreus. Some players would prefer a more “useful” type of product, one they can bring to battle to face off against the gods. There’s no better armament across the Nine Realms than the God of War Ragnarok Limited Edition DualSense Wireless Controller. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvZZvTRFbTs The controller, which is set to release in the Philippines for PHP4,290, is adorned with a two-tone cool blue and icy white design, inspired by the Norse world of Midgard. On the touchpad, the controller is embellished with a bear and wolf insignia – representing our protagonists, Kratos and Atreus. The D-pad and face buttons are capped with a translucent casing, which gives off an…

God of War Ragnarok Review God of War Ragnarok is the latest in a long line of contemporary myths from Sony’s elite stable of first-party studios. The team at Santa Monica Studio has a lofty task ahead of them as they try to emulate the success of the masterpiece that was God of War 2018. If our preview was any indication, the first few hours of the game were comparable to lightning striking twice—high praise for the long-awaited and highly anticipated follow-up, and nothing less for this premiere IP. While we can’t wait to tell you everything that excites us about this title, bear in mind that we will do our best to be as spoiler-free as possible, as the majesty of God of War Ragnarok shines brightest when experienced with the freshest of eyes. This means no story beats, no big plot reveals, and no surprise screenshots. We want…

PlayStation Asia has announced that limited edition God of War Ragnarok apparel will be available soon, courtesy of partnerships with streetwear brands #FR2 and New Era. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dInr3z7wBI8 Tokyo-based streetwear label, #FR2, and Asian premium streetwear retailer, Popcorn Supply, have designed a limited edition t-shirt that features the God of War Ragnarok logo at the front and concept art at the back featuring Kratos, Atreus, and Freya, with the quote “Fate only binds you if you let it”. New Era 9FORTY limited edition design caps will also be part of the collection, with the first design featuring the Bear and Wolf logo symbolizing our protagonists Kratos and Atreus. The second design will feature caricatures designed by Santa Monica Studio’s Lead Character Concept Artist, Dela Longfish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jD-HA3HvFI The God of War Ragnarok #FR2 shirt will be available on November 9, 2022 at 12 AM SGT at Popcorn Store (with worldwide shipment), and in Popcorn retail…

Sony has announced the new PS Plus Essential Free Games for November 2022, and as seen on the PlayStation Blog, the latest lineup for subscribers includes Nioh 2 / Nioh 2 Remastered (PS4/PS5), LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4), and Heavenly Bodies (PS4/PS5). All games will be available to download starting November 1 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 November 2022 Nioh 2 / Nioh 2 Remastered (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHt30e-r-G8 LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiv2tySHzQQ Heavenly Bodies (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLIA4Jm8JfI Before the October lineup expires, make sure you download the free games before they’re gone. Hot Wheels Unleashed (PS4/PS5), Injustice 2 (PS4), and SUPERHOT (PS4) will only be available until October 31. What do you think of the lineup this month?

Santa Monica Studio has the difficult and unenviable task of trying to capture lightning in a bottle once again with God of War Ragnarok. God of War (2018) was a masterpiece on every front, managing to take the broken anti-hero that is Kratos and turning him into a more nuanced man in a state of journeying, all while attempting to connect to his son, Atreus. God of War Ragnarok continues directly where the first game left off as the father and son start to deal with the consequences of their actions. Throughout their treacherous journey, they have slain various beings related to some of the most powerful deities in the Nine Realms. Now, as Kratos prepares Atreus for the difficult road ahead, he also has to contend with his son’s limitless potential and what that would mean for their world at hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfJ4Km46A-0 “Hyped” was strangely not how I would…

New Tales From the Borderlands Review After years of uncertainty, Gearbox Software has finally brought this Borderlands spin-off back to life with its latest installment, New Tales from the Borderlands. You’ll immediately notice that this isn’t from Telltale, but that’s alright! Gearbox previously spoke about how this New Tales is “its own product” and a stand-alone experience, all while remaining a spiritual successor to the beloved title. Set on the planet of Promethea, this 5-episode saga dives past the well-documented adventures of various Vault Hunters and instead, revolves around 3 relative nobodies new to the business of being the center of attention in a world full of gun-toting and treasure-hunting. If anything, Borderlands veterans will certainly recognize the planet and corporations involved, but the game does not require prior knowledge of the other entries in the franchise to be enjoyed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8688wNaRnD0&t=7s See The World Through Their Eyes In New Tales…

Gotham Knights Review As one of the big-ticket releases this month, Warner Bros. Games and WB Montreal’s Gotham Knights certainly has a lot to live up to. Often compared to the Arkham series despite being a totally different game of its own, the main premise is that Batman is dead, and it is up to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin to lead the crusade against those who wish to bring harm to Gotham City. It’s an interesting prospect, for sure, but a daring one as well. Without the iconic character, these four Knights have big shoes to fill, especially against some of the most infamous DC Super-Villains, such as the crafty Penguin, cold-blooded Mr. Freeze, mastermind criminal influencer Harley Quinn, shape-shifting colossus Clayface, and the mysterious Court of Owls, a secret society made up of Gotham City’s wealthiest families. Your enjoyment of Gotham Knights will largely depend on your…

Konami has announced that the remake of Silent Hill 2, developed by Bloober Team, is coming to the PS5 and PC and is now available to wishlist. Announced during the recently concluded “Transmission” livestream, the Silent Hill 2 remake looks to be a full-blown remake that will include members of the original team, Team Silent, specifically Masahiro Ito. The game is also said to be a timed console exclusive for the PS5, but no details have been announced yet regarding its release date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPdInnvMzg Multiple rumors about a new Silent Hill game have been floating around for quite some time now, and it seems the rumors are indeed real. While there are indeed multiple projects, this remake is the biggest one announced, making a comeback for modern systems after 21 years. Bloober Team is known for its work on titles such as Layers of Fear and The Medium. In case…

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection PC Review Hot on the heels of the recently released Spider-Man Remastered for the PC now comes another classic that is making its debut on a system that’s not a PlayStation. It’s no secret that Sony is slowly changing its tune about PC releases, especially regarding their coveted exclusives. Nathan Drake is up next with the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. Initially released for the PS5 early this year, the Legacy of Thieves Collection brings together Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy in one unmissable package. This time around, leveraging the power of the PC, the adventures of Drake and the gang are sure to look better at every turn. For our PS5 review of Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, you can check that out HERE. For this review, we’ll be looking at the PC-specific features that players can expect from…

Update: The pricing for the DualSense Edge Wireless Controller has been revealed for the Philippines and will retail for PHP12,490. The replaceable stick modules will retail for PHP 1,190. You can see the full pricing details for Southeast Asia below: The DualSense Edge wireless controller will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD295.9 / MYR999 / IDR3,599,000 / THB7,790 / PHP12,490 / VND 5,699,000. In addition, the replaceable stick modules will be available globally on January 26 for a recommended retail price (RRP) of SGD28.9 / MYR99 / IDR369,000 / THB779 / PHP1,190 / VND 559,000. Original: Sony has announced that the DualSense Edge Wireless Controller will launch on January 26, 2023, and will retail for $199.99. The replaceable stick modules will also be available on the same date and will retail for $19.99. Pre-orders for both the controller and the stick modules will start on October…

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Review Unlikely combinations have a strange way of working out, and coming from a surprisingly well-received first outing entitled Battle Kingdom back in 2017, expectations are high for this latest adventure from Mario and the wacky Rabbids. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, much like the first, is a turn-based strategy game that brings together lovable characters from both the Mario and Rabbids worlds into one zany title. While the base formula remains the same, Ubisoft has made key changes that further improve the gameplay in refreshing ways while still keeping things familiar to fans. Almost everything in Sparks of Hope is a huge upgrade from the first game, resulting in an outing that’s truly out of this world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEAusFKB368 Intergalactic Adventure The premise of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope revolves around Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their Rabbid counterparts and their quest to…