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Simulation games are somewhat of an oddity for me. I’ve tried and played a lot of titles in the genre throughout the years but have come across outings that either don’t hold my interest long enough or are too complicated for my simple mind. Enter the latest from Two Point Studios – Two Point Campus. Coming out on August 9 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC, this installment is the latest from the minds that brought you Two Point Hospital back in 2018. As a Two Point newbie, I was quite intrigued about the game, so Sega handed me a bone and invited me to preview a sizable chunk of the game. While the coverage of this preview was supposed to show some advanced levels like the Wizardry Course, starting the game from scratch meant that I had to work my way up the ranks…

The all-new PlayStation Plus is now available across Asia, and players are having a field day with the latest benefits that the higher tiers provide, giving access to a wide catalog of games from PS1 classics to PS4 and PS5 titles. There are still quite a number of players that might not have heard of this update, so the PlayStation Blog has posted a lengthy guide to the revamped service and we’ll lay it out for you here as well. We’ve picked out the most common questions that players will have and placed them down below for easy reference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StHEUsIV3Q All-new PlayStation Plus – Everything You Need to Know When, Where, What, and How Much? The all-new PlayStation Plus is now available in Asia and will be available across other regions in the coming month. The launch schedule is as follows: Japan, targeting June 2, 2022North and South America, targeting…

The all-new PlayStation Plus is now available in Asia, and subscribers in the region can enjoy the added benefits should they choose to upgrade to the higher tiers of the service. PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Deluxe will offer a wide catalog of games to play as long as you are subscribed to the service, so this is a very cost-efficient way to play some of the games you’ve been looking forward to without buying them. Sony has released a full list of available games that are available during the PlayStation Plus Asia release, and while it isn’t the promised amount from last time, which should total a little over 700, Sony clarifies that more titles will be added soon as the new service rolls out in other regions. Related – How to upgrade to PlayStation Plus Extra or PlayStation Plus Deluxe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StHEUsIV3Q Right now, for the Asian region,…

The all-new PlayStation Plus is finally live, and for subscribers in Asia, players can already enjoy the benefits of PlayStation Plus Extra and PlayStation Plus Deluxe, such as the ever-growing catalog of games ranging from PS1 classics up to PS4 and PS5 titles. In streaming-capable regions, PS Now subscribers will automatically be converted to the highest tier, which is PlayStation Plus Premium. In Asia, we get a non-streaming version of the highest tier, known as PlayStation Plus Deluxe. The main difference between the two, apart from their difference in price, is the existence of PS3 titles for Premium and other small extras. Since players in the Asian region will all be automatically converted to the Essential tier, here are the steps you’ll need to take if you want to upgrade to a higher tier. In this case, we’ll show you how to upgrade to PlayStation Plus Deluxe (or Extra), and…

Sifu Review https://youtu.be/TINP9ynhidY Sifu was one game that I was really looking forward to but was disheartened when I wasn’t able to review it earlier this year. It was quite amusing, reading stories of players flipping their controllers due to its difficulty settings, which became another controversial talking point in the industry. Enter the version 1.08 update, which was released a couple of weeks ago to a fantastic reception from the player base. Not only did it add difficulty settings, but it also retained the core gameplay mechanics in the process, ensuring that players still get the full Sifu experience. In the game, you follow the protagonist, who after witnessing the death of their sifu at the hands of Yang and his goons, embarks on a quest for vengeance. When you meet your end at the hands of your opponent, you are revived at the cost of adding years to…

The new and improved PlayStation Plus is coming soon, and Sony is starting to slowly reveal the games that will be included in the higher tiers of the service. While the new “Essential” tier will just be the regular PS Plus subscription as it is now, the higher tiers (Extra and Deluxe/Premium) will be offering a catalog of titles that can be either streamed or downloaded. As announced on the PlayStation Blog, this is an “early look” at some of the games that will be included in the launch time frame and titles “may vary by local market, and some titles may not be available to stream until after launch, but they will be available to download and play.” Depending on the region you are subscribed to, some titles may not be available, so it would be wise to check each game title properly before you decide to subscribe to…

The recently concluded Nintendo Indie World Showcase featured a look at some exciting titles that are coming soon to the Switch. While there wasn’t any news about Silksong (again), the showcase was packed with interesting games that can appeal to gamers of all types. Without further ado, here’s a full recap of all of the announcements! Nintendo Indie World May 2022 Showcase Recap Ooblets (Available Summer 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcDhOnC4WNE Batora: Lost Heaven (Available Fall 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnznwRZEPGE ElecHead (Available Summer 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPml74Gukk Soundfall (Available later today) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VkxeRpiY1w Wildfrost (Available Holiday 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3MankqDP4E TABS – Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Available Summer 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWXpVxq2SJU Gunbrella (Available 2023) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJR-ZC4WzZA We Are OFK (Available Summer 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-uqp2JNNG0 Silt (Available June 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I86lcMIl7rQ Mini Motorways (Available later today) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qkgLabCByo Wayward Strand (Available July 21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDTtNn19ww8 Cult of the Lamb (Available 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCz2ggqLXbs Another Crab’s Treasure (Available 2023) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqV2XtVCUc OneShot: World Machine Edition (Available Summer 2022) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PaAA0GkSv4 Gibbon:…

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op4rMqUQKcg We’ve gushed about Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising during a preview that we got to play with a couple of months back, calling it “more than just a companion game,” giving us high hopes for what Hundred Heroes may bring next year. Just to make things clear, Rising is not the turn-based RPG game that many might be expecting, but thanks to the thunderous success on Kickstarter, this upcoming action RPG was born. Playing only a few hours of the game prior to this full review build, it was easy to see, even then, how Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising can be something so simple yet also very engaging in both its presentation and gameplay. With its straightforward core loop and deceptively simple combat, the game is something that can certainly appeal to a wide variety of players. Now having played it to completion, and while it was basically…

Trek to Yomi Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7yJANl1rT4 Ever since it was announced during last year’s E3 show, Trek To Yomi has been one title we’ve been keeping our eyes on. With a look and feel that was heavily influenced by Akira Kurosawa and his trademark style, this latest offering from Devolver Digital and Flying Wild Hog feature a gorgeous aesthetic that makes it stand out among the other titles being released this month of May. Trek To Yomi tells the story of Hiroki, a young boy that is training to be a Samurai when his village is invaded and his loved ones killed. After this brutal incident, and many years older, Hiroki has sworn to protect the people and his village once again after a repeat of history looms on the horizon. Players looking for a thought-provoking and elaborate storyline may find very little to be excited about with Trek To Yomi,…

Can you believe that we’re nearly at the halfway point of 2022? Our May 2022 Game Releases continue to be light and breezy, following a few big delays such as Forspoken and Sons of the Forest being moved to October. Despite the light offering, we’re treated to a few potentially enjoyable indies and re-releases led by Trek To Yomi and Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising. With a few high-profile titles on the horizon like Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong and The Evil Dead, it’s definitely a good month to catch up on your backlog while preparing for the jam-packed gaming season once Q3 and Q4 come in. Without further ado, here are some of the biggest May 2022 Game Releases! May 2022 Game Releases Sifu: Vengeance Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TINP9ynhidY Release Date: May 3, 2022Platform: PS4, PS5 Kicking off the May 2022 Game Releases is the physical release of Sloclap’s Sifu, which launched to good…

Update: PlayStation Asia has also announced its offerings for May 2022 and it will contain the same games, with no additions or changes this time around. https://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia/photos/a.159028020796545/5383830624982899/ Original: Sony has announced the PS Plus lineup for May 2022 and as seen on the PlayStation Blog, the latest lineup of games for PS Plus subscribers will be FIFA 22 (PS4/PS5), Tribes of Midgard (PS4/PS5), and Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4). All 3 games will be available to download starting May 3 until June 6 and will be free for PlayStation Plus Subscribers only, so if you haven’t yet, picking up a subscription is a good idea. PS Plus Free Games May 2022 FIFA 22 (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA9hutnFuR0 Tribes of Midgard (PS4/PS5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuAEq0jS8Go Curse of the Dead Gods (PS4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5f110xBR_Y Before the April lineup expires, make sure you download the free games before they’re gone. Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PS4/PS5), Slay the Spire (PS4), and SpongeBob Squarepants:…

Elden Ring has seen insane engagement from the community ever since it was released back in February. During the first month alone, the Platinum Trophy percentage hit 3.7% and was setting a pace that would seemingly outrun other Souls titles after a few months of gameplay. Now, in its second month out in the market, the Platinum Trophy rate of Elden Ring has more than doubled already, hitting 8.4% as of April 25, 2022, already beating out the likes of Dark Souls 3, Demon’s Souls (PS5), and Bloodborne. *Minor spoilers below, secret trophies/achievements have been named* Elden Ring 2nd Month Platinum Watch *PS and Xbox are from the console records (thanks to Hikusaak), PC from the Elden Ring Steam Community page. Numbers are accurate as of April 25, 2022. All trophy percentages are taken from PS5 versions / Played on PS5. For comparison sake, here are the Platinum Trophy percentages…

Video game collector’s editions have been rising in popularity over the past few years. Once ignored for their absurd prices, these packages containing figures and other game-related paraphernalia are now flying off the shelves, with some even being scalped for a handsome profit. The most obvious solution here is to purchase these directly from local retailers when they post pre-orders for the said collector’s editions. Stores such as Gameline, Datablitz, and Game One PH offer these sought-after collector’s editions straight from the publishers and regional suppliers, which ensures you get the items at regional SRP. Sadly, the selection can be quite limited at times, and there are some titles with collector’s editions that don’t make it to our shores for whatever reason. One way to go about it is to directly order from the publisher sites but since these are usually based in the US or Europe, you’ll have to…

MLB The Show 22 Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-sSArupn7k Annual sports games are probably some of the toughest games to review, at least for me. With the core gameplay staying the same apart from little tweaks here and there, it would be unreasonable to expect a total refresh every time. Just as NBA 2K is to basketball, MLB The Show is to Baseball – they are both the best games in their respective fields and their gameplay has been refined over the years almost to perfection at this point in time. MLB The Show 22 is the latest release from Sony’s San Diego Studio and is also the first time we will be seeing the game on the Switch as well. It couldn’t get any weirder for me as I booted up my Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch only to see a PS Studios intro reel playing. What a world we live…

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review https://youtu.be/e9ldIurDMgo LEGO is a brand that needs no introduction. This line of construction toys has sparked the imagination and creativity of millions the world over, ending up representing popular IPs like Batman, Harry Potter, and of course, Star Wars. Not limited to toys, LEGO has also managed to find its way into other platforms like movies and video games, focusing on a more casual feel in terms of challenge and geared towards a more general audience with some comedic and lighthearted elements. This latest release, entitled LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is as long and hearty as its name suggests. It contains all 9 mainline films from the Prequel, Classic, and Sequel Trilogies all in one game. Spin-offs like Rogue One and other Star Wars-related releases like The Mandalorian are not initially included here but will come in as DLC later. With…