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Music Puzzle Game Chime Sharp Bound for PS4

[embedded content] One year on from its debut on PC platforms, music puzzle game Chime Sharp is bound for PS4, according to a Trophy list unearthed by Exophase. First spotted by Internet sleuth Wario64, you’ll be able to find the full collection below — Platinum included — but there’s currently no mention of when Chime Sharp will debut for Sony’s console. A crowdfunded sequel to 2009’s Chime, Chilled Mouse’s follow-up is described as so: “Place pieces, paint the board, make music. Chime Sharp is an sequel to 2009’s Chime, a music puzzle game with an addictive, ambient heartbeat. You tessellate shapes to cover a grid, while a beatline reads those shapes as notes. As you cover the board the music builds to a beautiful crescendo of your own design. The only way to discover Chime is to play it, but if you want a glimpse, consider what it might feel like to cross Tetris, a music sequencer and a hypnotic dream about your favourite pop song. “Chime Sharp takes Chime’s classic dynamic and updates it for 2015. The core rules are the same but the aesthetic is clean and modern and the game’s soundtrack has been completely refreshed. With READ…

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Second Story DLC A Criminal Past Revealed; Launches February 23rd

Today, publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal announced that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s second story DLC pack — titled a Criminal Past — launches next month, February 23rd, on PS4, Xbox One and PC. …Read More The post Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s Second Story DLC A Criminal Past Revealed; Launches February 23rd by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Highly Anticipated Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Launches Today

The Horror-Survival Title Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Will Be Available in Just a Few Short Hours If you’re a horror or virtual reality junkie, then you’ll be excited to hear that the classic horror-survival game, Resident Evil, will be seeing its 7th installment in the series, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms very soon. According to Steam’s website, North American gamers will be able to unlock the game at approximately 8pm PST. The highly anticipated Capcom title includes VR support for the PlayStation VR, so you can take full advantage of the HD first-person graphics from a 360 perspective. Have you gotten your hands on it yet? Let us know what you think in the comments below! SOURCE The post The Highly Anticipated Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Launches Today appeared first on COGconnected.

Former GTA Producer Leslie Benzies Launches Five New Studios

After officially exiting Rockstar North, the producers of the Grand Theft Auto series, back in January of last year, it looks like the company’s former president, Leslie Benzies, isn’t quite done with the gaming industry just yet as he has just recently incorporated a total of five new companies, some of which are directly involved in video game development. According to the UK’s Companies House records, the new studios include Royal Circus Games Limited, Starship Group, Everywhere Game Limited, and VR-Chitect Limited. The identity and purpose of the fifth company was not disclosed in the report although it was revealed that Royal Circus will focus primarily on the development of video games for consoles, PC, and mobile devices. Royal Circus has also filed trademarks with the Intellectual Property Office for the title, Time for a New World, as well as the hashtag #TFANW, hinting at the studio’s first IP. It also looks like Benzies is looking to expand beyond video game development as one of his other new companies, VR-Chitect Limited, will focus on the development and production of virtual reality headsets, glasses, and software. Whether the headsets he aims to produce under this new studio will be primarily used…

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7 Days to Die Update 1.10 on PS4 & Xbox One Will Include Signs, Numerous Fixes

The Fun Pimps has announced that 7 Days to Die update 1.10 (aka Patch 7) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is currently in submission with Sony and Microsoft. Given the timing of previous patches, it could arrive tomorrow, January 24. In the patch notes, it’s revealed that the new update will add Signs, fix a crash when joining a game from the console main menu after booting it up from sleep mode, fix an issue where falling out of world will corrupt your save, and more: Signs Player signs are player customizable blocks in the game. They allow users to type custom messages for all other players to see. Similar to secure crates, they have the capability to be locked, unlocked, and have a passcode applied Note: Signs will only be editable in online multiplayer and single player games because the virtual keyboard is disabled in local multiplayer Note: Signs will appear in current saves Gameplay Fixed an issue that would prevent horde difficulty from adjusting correctly for parties with multiple players close together Fixed an issue that prevented mushrooms from spawning in caves on Random Gen worlds. Mushrooms will appear in current saves but only in unexplored/unsaved cave areas Fixed READ FULL…

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Yakuza 0 Western Release Hits Shelves and Digital Stores Tomorrow

The Long-Awaited Yakuza 0 Western Release Will Be Hitting Shelves and Digital Stores Tomorrow January is bringing big game releases to retailers and digital stores, and gamers will be excited to know that within a few hours the fully localized Yakuza 0 western release will be among them. Almost two years after the title’s release in Japan, the PlayStation exclusive will finally be making its way overseas. The prequel to Sega’s Yakuza series puts players in the neon light-filled streets of Japan in 1988 and lets you organize gnarly street fights and run illicit side businesses for cash and character growth. Are you excited for next installment in the Yakuza series? Let us know in the comments below! SOURCE The post Yakuza 0 Western Release Hits Shelves and Digital Stores Tomorrow appeared first on COGconnected.

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More Games for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, Including Tekken 6

Along with Tekken 6, you get Midway Arcade Origins and Mutant Storm Empire An ever-expanding roster of games, Xbox was happy to add these latest titles to Backwards Compatibility. Let’s face it, this growing list is keeping Xbox One quite competitive. This time around, Tekken 6 is the Triple A title. And on the same day Tekken 7’s released date was announced; not a coincidence. This just expands the venerable arsenal of titles philanthropically delivered via Xbox One hardware. Last month we got some of last generation’s better games with Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Dragon Age: Origins. These are not only great games, but some of EA’s best ever. So there’s no telling what other fantastic names will be added to the mix. These latest titles make a total of 322 games available for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility. You can read up more about Backwards Compatibility at Major Nelson’s Blog, along with the full list of last-gen games. Just try not to bother him with questions of Black Ops 2. Meanwhile, we’ll keep you updated on all the latest in gaming here at COGconnected. Many fans have anticipated the Tekken 6 successor for some time now. Fortunately, we now know Tekken 7 will be available on June 2nd of this year. Expect…

Limited Run Games Dates Aqua Kitty DX, Oxenfree, The Swapper & Curses ‘N Chaos

Limited Run Games has announced that they’ll be offering physical releases of Aqua Kitty DX and Oxenfree on Friday, January 27, with Curses ‘N Chaos and The Swapper following on Friday, February 3. The quantities for each game will be extremely limited, and the prices range from $24.99 to $29.99 USD, as you can see below: Friday, January 27: First Batch at 7am PT/10am ET Aqua Kitty DX ($24.99, Limit of 1 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 2,800 copies PlayStation Vita – 2,800 copies Oxenfree ($29.99, Limit of 2 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 4,500 copies Friday, February 3: First Batch at 7am PT/10am ET Curses ‘N Chaos ($24.99, Limit of 1 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 2,800 copies PlayStation Vita – 2,800 copies The Swapper ($24.99, Limit of 2 Per Person) PlayStation 4 – 3,300 copies PlayStation Vita – 3,300 copies You can learn more about each title on Limited Run Games’s website, with details on shipping and more over here. Future titles Limited Run Games will offer include Cosmic Star Heroine, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG, Nuclear Throne, Salt and Sanctuary, Sharin no Kuni, and Skullgirls. None have release dates yet. If you’re hoping for a physical release of Yakuza 5, Limited Run Games said, “Sega already shut us down on that…

Resident Evil is Good Again

Well, this was almost a very different article. This week gifts Resident Evil fans with not only the “Final Chapter” of the inexplicably long-running film series but also a brand new entry in the classic horror game franchise that birthed it. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard combines newfangled VR first-person gameplay with a more subdued, scarier take on zombie survival compared with other recent entries. And it’s good, blood candles aside. Resident Evil is good again! This may be hard to believe if you were born in this century, but Resident Evil used to be very good. The original, while very campy and ironically hilarious in retrospect, practically invented a whole new genre with its deliberately awkward controls, creepy mansion puzzles, tense and limited save system, and zombie dogs jumping out of windows. Sequels refined the formula with new Raccoon City locales, new characters like rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, and new enemies like the brutal Nemesis who stalked you throughout the game. Resident Evil on the GameCube is one of the most impressive video game remakes ever, and our own Dan Starkey has already eloquently described how Resident Evil 4 is an earth-shattering masterpiece the games industry still struggles to…

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Free Paragon Booster Pack Available to PS Plus Members January 24

Epic Games revealed today on PlayStation Blog that a free Paragon Booster Pack will be made available to PS Plus members tomorrow, January 24, which kicks off the celebration of the game’s one year anniversary. …Read More The post Free Paragon Booster Pack Available to PS Plus Members January 24 by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

Horizon Zero Dawn Won’t Have Micro-Transactions, New Videos Released

Over the weekend, Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games confirmed that their upcoming title won’t include micro-transactions. “There will be no micro-transactions in #HorizonZeroDawn,” they wrote on Twitter in response to a question. Elsewhere, PlayStation Japan recently uploaded a couple of Horizon Zero Dawn videos featuring English audio. In them, members of Guerrilla Games talk about the history and world of Horizon, with gameplay being shown throughout. At 1:50 of the first video, you’ll even get a quick look at the map (we’ve also placed it above): [embedded content] [embedded content] If these videos are re-released on the North American and European YouTube channels as we get closer to Horizon Zero Dawn’s launch, we’ll let you know. You can also check out this trailer from PlayStation Europe about Aloy cosplay, which includes some Horizon gameplay: [embedded content] Horizon Zero Dawn releases on February 28 in North America and March 1 in Europe for PlayStation 4. A media event is currently being held by Guerrilla Games, and pictures will be posted on their Instagram page. [Source: Guerrilla Games (Twitter 1, 2, 3), PlayStation] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Former GTA Dev Gets New Trademarks amidst Lawsuit against Rockstar

Former Rockstar President Brings the Name of His Next IP, “Time for a New World” Over a year since his fallout with Rockstar North, former President and GTA Lead Developer, Leslie Benzies, now has a few new titles trademarked. Among them: “Time for a New World” and “Everywhere.” He went so far as to secure the hashtag #TFANW(Time for a New World). As Benzies is one of the foremost individuals in the gaming industry, this is a big deal. Benzies’ trademarks are listed under Royal Circus, one of five companies he started since leaving Rockstar. Alas, many reports indicate a heinous departure. A series of revelations led to Benzie’s current lawsuit against Rockstar and parent company Take-Two Interactive. His claim says the company wrongfully and deceptively divested him of due royalties, as mentioned in his legal team’s statement: “While on sabbatical, Mr. Benzies discovered numerous deceptions on the part of Take-Two, Rockstar, Rockstar North Ltd, Sam Houser and Dan Houser, who sought to force him out of the company and terminate his portion of royalty payments based upon arbitrary actions by the company’s royalty Allocation Committee, a committee that may or may not have actually ever met.” Thus, Benzies could be looking at $150 million in compensated royalties….

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LEGO Worlds is Coming to the Switch

Back in November, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer TT Games announced that LEGO Worlds was set to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in North America on February, 21, 2017, and on February 24th …Read More The post LEGO Worlds is Coming to the Switch by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.