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Capcom

Capcom Changes Street Fighter V Thailand Stage Because of “Unintentional Religious References”

Capcom has tweaked its recently-released Thailand stage for Street Fighter V after the company was forced to pull the stage from sale after discovering what it says was “unintentional religious references,” pertaining to the stage’s background music, which featured what sounded like Islamic chanting. Capcom has said in a statement: It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references. Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage. The Street Fighter 5 development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by this content. Following a sudden server maintenance, the tweaked Thailand stage was returned to the PS Store and other digital marketplaces now featuring a different background track, namely M. Bison’s Street Fighter V theme. READ FULL STORY…

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Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Hits PS4, Xbox One & PC on May 30

[embedded content] Haemimont Games and publisher Wired Productions announced today that Victor Vran: Overkill Edition is releasing on May 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC through physical and digital retailers. The Overkill Edition includes the base game and both the Fractured Worlds and Motörhead: Through the Ages DLC packs. If you don’t want to spend the $39.99 USD/€39.99/£34.99 on the Overkill Edition, Victor Vran will be available as a standalone title (price TBA) on May 30. You’ll then be able to buy the two DLC packs for $11.99 USD/€11.99/£9.99 each. Victor Vran is an isometric action-RPG where you fight waves of demons and boss monsters alone, in local two-player co-op, or in online four-player co-op. Haemimont Games says it will deliver “outstanding performance at 60fps.” Here’s what to expect from the Motörhead: Through the Ages DLC: Motörhead: Through the Ages is a wild tour through the mythos of the loudest band in the world. Harness the powers of the immortal Motörhead to defeat frightening new enemies in three demon-infested worlds intertwined with the songs of the band, and heavily inspired by Motörhead’s lyrics and attitude. Enter the Wörld of Wars, the Weird West and the Dark Ages. Bring the fight to the evil oppressors READ…

StarBlood Arena Update 1.03 Brings Matchmaking Fixes, Balance Tweaks & More

If you have a PlayStation VR, you owe it to yourself to get StarBlood Arena, a game that we coined “VR’s Overwatch” in our review. Now, if you already have it, then go check your update history as a new StarBlood Arena update (1.03) has been rolled out by Whitemoon Dreams. Some of the changes in the title update include: fixes to the matchmaking, balance tweaks, new control layouts and more. It’s one hefty patch, so go check out the full notes below. Note: 1.03 is set to go live on Thursday, 4/27/17 at 6AM PST (1AM GMT). Some users may experience temporary downtime for 30-45 minutes, as we are also pushing a server update. Downtime should be no more than 30-45 minutes. Thank you! Matchmaking• The number of players required to begin a match is varied based on player availability, with map selection reflectedappropriately.• Time to find a match within a search bracket reduced before matchmaking widens its search.• While in the Lobby Lineup before a match, the ready up timer is reduced to 30 seconds, and now automaticallyreadies players instead of kicking them.• Fixed an issue that prevented idle players from being kicked if they were killed before…

DLC & Patches

For Honor Season 2 Begins May 16, Check Out the Full Details

[embedded content] Need more For Honor content in your life? Ubisoft has just the trick, then. In a press release, the publisher has announced the For Honor Season 2: Shadow and Might release date and what fans can expect from the expansion. Set to launch this May 16 on all platforms, Shadow and Might will usher in new content for the action game, with two new heroes, two extra maps, additional customization items and gameplay updates. The maps and updates will be free for everyone who has the game at the start of Season 2. The new heroes, the Shinobi, and the Centurion, will be available for free on May 16 for Season Pass holders, while other players can unlock the new heroes with in-game steel starting May 23. In the war between the three deadly factions, Knights, Vikings and Samurai, two new Heroes enter the battlefield: Shinobi (Samurai Assassin) – The Shinobi are silent warriors able to move with a dancer’s grace and kill with precision thanks to a lifetime of disciplined training. They wield the traditional Japanese Kusarigama. Centurion (Knight Hybrid) – The Centurion sees the battlefield like a chessboard. Equipped with the reliable standard issue READ FULL…

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Gets a Gameplay Trailer, Final Character Count “Won’t Be Disappointing”

[embedded content] Featuring Ultron, Chun-Li, Hulk, Strider Hiryu, Thor, Chris Redfield, Hawkeye, and the Space Stone, a new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gameplay trailer was released today. Included in the Deluxe Edition is the 2017 Character Pass, which grants access to six post-launch DLC characters as they release by the end of the year. As Producer Mike Evans revealed in an interview with TrustedReviews, you won’t be able to unlock the additional characters in-game like you can in Street Fighter V: All we’re announcing right now is the 2017 Character Pass, which will feature the six DLC characters, the first of which is Sigma. The other thing I can say is that the game will not feature dual-currency like Street Fighter V. We don’t have an in-game ‘sweat equity’ currency, it will be more traditional in that sense with straight-up DLC. Looking at the characters on the launch roster, 14 have been announced so far, and Evans told Metro that “we have many more announcements coming. But I can’t say about the final number.” He did say that the final number of characters “won’t be disappointing” though. On the Marvel side of things, Evans confirmed that the characters aren’t “based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe,”…

Arkane Studios

Prey Review Copies Aren’t Going Out Early, Free Demo Now Available

[embedded content] Prey doesn’t release until May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but if you want to play it early, the free demo is now available through the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe) and other digital stores. It lets you play the opening hour of the game and is a 13.6GB download. If you’re planning on buying Prey, the digital pre-order through the PlayStation Store is 10% off for PlayStation Plus members. Depending on your region, the PS4 version of Prey will take up between 38.2GB and 39.5GB, Bethesda has confirmed. Additionally, there will be a day one update, but further details weren’t provided today. “Future patches and DLC will increase the free space requirements [of 42GB at launch],” Bethesda adds. “The maximum amount of space for save files allocated to the title is 1 gigabyte, with at least 44.05 megabytes of space required to create the profile on first boot, and each save file requiring 10.49 megabytes of space.” Pre-loading for the PS4 version of Prey will begin at midnight EST on April 28 in North America, and at midnight by territory on April 29 in Europe. It will then unlock at midnight by territory on Friday, May 5. When Game Revolution reached out…

Battlefield

The Spring Battlefield 1 Update Today Brings Platoons, New Weapon Variants

Adding Platoons, new features, new weapon variants, and more, the big Battlefield 1 Spring Update is now available to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The first wave of Platoons features is added with the Spring Update, and DICE’s focus with the initial release is to add some of the core and most essential Platoons features, such as the Platoon Tag, “while building a robust system that we can continue to expand and improve going forward.” Here’s an overview of what to expect from Platoons: Create & Manage – Any player can create a Platoon; you are however limited to one General role, the highest rank and the rank a Platoon creator starts with, at any one time. When creating a Platoon, you can add the following info: Name – This is required and must be 3-24 characters. Names are not exclusive. Tag – This is required and consists of 1-4 alpha-numerical characters. Tags are not exclusive. Description – This is optional and can be up to 256 characters long. Use this to describe your Platoon however you see fit. Emblem – You can choose an emblem for the Platoon from your own personal Emblem gallery. The emblem READ FULL…

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For Honor Update 1.06 Today on PS4 & Xbox One Balances Fighters, Improves Performance

[embedded content] Released ahead of schedule, For Honor update 1.06 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft has announced. However, due to an issue with Ubisoft’s servers today, you may be unable to connect to a match, even after installing the update. Here’s the patch notes for update 1.06, which highlight changes to the fighters, frame-rate improvements in game menus and during matches, the activation of Join-in-Progress at the end of the match, and more: Connectivity Network Data exchanges between players are now more resilient to network fluctuations. Reduced the footprint of data exchanges to improve match experience under limited networking conditions. Performance Multiple performance improvements increasing the frame-rate both in game menus and during matches. The LODs (Level of Detail) on ambient FX are now dynamically adjusted during matches, when required, to help ensure optimal performance. [Bug Fix] Fixed a performance degradation when the Xbox One home panel was being opened which sometimes triggered a simulation re-synchronization. Session/Match Reduced the rematch timer from 90 to 60 seconds. We are now able to activate Join-in-Progress at the end of the match. When we activate it at a later date, players leaving the session will be replaced by READ…

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Gravity Rush 2 NieR: Automata 2B Costume DLC Releasing on May 5

The previously announced Nier: Automata collaboration costume for Gravity Rush 2 will finally come out on April 27 in Japan and May 5 in North America and Europe. The costume will let Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat don 2B’s outfit from Nier: Automata. The costume will have both “With Visor” and “Without Visor” options. The NieR: Automata 2B collaboration costume is the second collaboration for the game. A Phantasy Star Online 2 collaboration costume was also made available. Apart from the collaboration costumes, Gravity Rush 2 also features a slew of other costumes including a Nurse uniform, a Waitress outfit, a School uniform, and more. Gravity Rush 2 was released back in January. Check out our Gravity Rush 2 review here. [Source: PlayStation (Twitter) via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

abstraction games

New ARK: Survival Evolved Update Goes Live Today on PS4 & Xbox One

[embedded content] By 2pm PT/5pm ET today, the latest ARK: Survival Evolved update for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should be available to download, Studio Wildcard has revealed. It was previously scheduled for April 24, but took a couple of days to pass certification. Version 506 on PS4, and v753 on Xbox One, here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update: New Content New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding New Dino: Equus! New Dino: Leedsichthys! New Dino: Ichthyornis! New Dino: Iguanodon! New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases New Structure: TEK Teleporter New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle New Structure: Tek Power Generator New creature sounds for: Dodo, Raptor, Quetzal, Parasaur, Rex, Trike, Pteranodon, Dilo, Direwolf, Compy, Dung Beetle, Argent, Pachy, and Mammoth. New female/male character sounds, inventory sounds, building sounds, crafting sounds, and a couple items/weapons. 20+ new Explorer Notes 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants) General Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI’s coming soon!) Flyer Nerf Ridable fliers (not the Moth) now have ground attacks. Limited one C4 attached per dino Sheep now have a “Slaughter” option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE Player invulnerability after READ…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – April 25, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update April’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-orders Human Fall Flat ($14.99)(out 5-9) Prey ($59.99)(out 5-5) PSVR Games Bandit Six: Comnined Arms ($12.99) OASIS GAMES HORROR VR BUNDLE ($19.99) OASIS GAMES SHOOTER VR BUNDLE ($24.99) Statik ($19.99)(free demo) Symphony of the Machine ($19.99) HeroCade ($14.99) VR Invaders – Complete Edition ($17.99) PS4 Games ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING ($7.99) Deathstate ($9.99) Deformers ($29.99) Digerati Bundle 3 Pack Part 2 ($27.99/PS+ $9.51) DRAGON QUEST HEROES II™ Explorer’s Edition ($59.99) Eventide: Slavic Fable ($9.99) Farming Simulator 15: Complete Edition ($49.99) Games of Glory (Free) Outlast 2 ($29.99) Marvel Heroes Omega – Avengers Founder’s Pack ($59.99) Marvel Heroes Omega – Deadpool Founder’s Pack ($19.99) Marvel Heroes Omega – Guardians of the Galaxy Founder’s Pack ($39.99) Marvel Heroes Omega – Spider-Man Founder’s Pack ($19.99) Marvel Heroes Omega – War Machine Founder’s Pack (PS+ Exclusive $16.99) RTK13: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle ($69.99) READ FULL…

CI games

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Won’t Have a Multiplayer Mode Until Q3 2017

[embedded content] Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 won’t have a multiplayer mode until Q3 2017 (July – September), developer CI Games revealed today. In a statement to Eurogamer, CI Games explained that they didn’t want to “dilute any potential from the single player experience,” so multiplayer was pushed back: CI Games, throughout our development of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, we have had two focus [sic]. The first is to provide the best possible single player experience in our most ambitious game in the Sniper Ghost Warrior series to date. This has always been our goal and we are extremely proud of all the work we have done, and that we share with you. The second emphasis from us is to provide regular content updates post launch, focusing on content that enhances the gaming experience. Therefore, we have chosen to release the multiplayer update (that will be free for our players) after launch (the third quarter of 2017) for precisely the above reasons, that is not to dilute any potential from the single player experience. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 released today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, following multiple delays. In our review, we highlighted the long loading times, frame-rate issues, READ FULL…

Capcom

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Releases on September 19, Story Trailer Revealed

[embedded content] Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is releasing on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Capcom announced today. In the new trailer today you can get a preview of the cinematic Story Mode, which sees Marvel and Capcom heroes and villains battling together to defeat Ultron Sigma: For the first time in franchise history, the Marvel and Capcom universes collide in a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode, as heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world. Infinite will also include single-player Arcade, Training, and Mission modes, and you can expect “vast multiplayer offerings [that] will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels.” In terms of characters, Capcom announced today that Ultron, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, and Chris Redfield are on the roster. They join READ FULL…

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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of April 25, 2017 (Update)

Update: The PlayStation Store was late updating today. You’ll find new PlayStation Plus Specials (focusing on online multiplayer games) and a Tom Clancy sale below. Original Story: This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find the free Swimsuit DLC for Persona 5, demos for Statik and Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, and a discount on the Digerati Bundle 3 Pack Part 2, which includes Uncanny Valley, Vertical Drop Heroes HD, and Slain: Back from Hell. Here’s the games on sale right now through the PlayStation Store, but it’s worth noting that some deals are ending within the next few days: PlayStation Plus Specials PlayStation 4 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $29.99 Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition – $8.99 Destiny: The Collection – $35.99 Destiny: The Taken King DLC – $9.99 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.99 Dirt Rally – $17.99 Doom – $29.99 F1 2016 – $29.99 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – $9.99 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition – $29.99 Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward DLC – Price Not Shown Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector’s Edition DLC – Price Not Shown Final Fantasy XIV Online – $20.99 Grand Theft Auto V – $35.99 Grand Theft Auto V + Great White Shark Cash Card READ FULL…