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You’d Better Go Hard in the Paint, Son

A new report out of Japan indicates that you’d better go hard in the paint, son. The secretive report, acquired from inside sources, states that going hard in the paint, son, is the only way to go. At no point was going soft in the paint, son, suggested. Do not hurt yourself intentionally. Make no mistake, this is not going hard in the pain, son; you should go hard in the paint, son. With a ‘t.’ Should you sustain an injury, it should be connected to how hard you were going in the paint, son, and not an unnecessary affliction you gave yourself to look tough. The paint is already a tough enough place without you dressing it up. Your toughness will be demonstrated by how hard you go in it, son. Son, if you’re asking how to go in the paint, son, the answer is always hard, son. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th: The Game Review – Favourite Worst Nightmare (PS4)

[embedded content] A good slasher flick is sure to have a lot of blood, plenty of violence, and a lot of laughably dumb moments. All of that is definitely found in Friday the 13th: The Game, a multiplayer horror game that has players trying to escape in one piece from Crystal Lake. The concept is a great one, which is why IllFonic’s latest game was able to nab the license to one of horror’s biggest franchises and have a very successful crowdfunding campaign. Now that it’s finally out, potential doesn’t mean much, as backers are now forced to look at the monster they helped fund into existence. My initial experience with the multiplayer-only title wasn’t a positive one, as I attempted to get into a match for over 10 minutes to no avail. When restarting the search amounted to nothing, I eventually gave up on trying to get into a match. When I returned a few hours later there was a patch out that nearly doubled the size of the game, so I thought that my problems were over with. That wasn’t the case, as my nightmare of glitches, loading times, and crashes was just beginning. Once I installed the first of…

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Super Mega Baseball 2 Coming This September, Check Out a New Trailer Showing Off Its Upgraded Art

[embedded content] Super Mega Baseball 2, the sequel to Metalhead Software’s award-winning 2014 title, is releasing this September. The announcement was accompanied by the trailer above, which showcases the game’s upgraded art and new content including stadiums, characters and animations. Check it out. In a press release, Metalhead wrote: Super Mega Baseball 2 builds upon the original by adding a more realistic presentation, a bevy of new customizable features (players, teams, leagues, etc) and the launch of online multiplayer. The sequel looks to continue the success of the original award-winning Super Mega Baseball – which earned an 85 Metacritic score and won numerous “Sports Game of the Year” honors – by maintaining and improving the game’s fantastic original mechanics (Ego system, mojo mechanic, infield slow down, pitching system). For more on the game’s new features as well as our preview from PSX 2016, head over here. Super Mega Baseball 2 will be releasing for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Report: Sony May Have Snagged FIFA 18 Marketing Deal From EA

Electronic Arts’ FIFA is one of its highest-selling franchises, particularly in the European region, so it’s no surprise that console manufacturers are interested in marketing deals for the games. Over the past few years, EA Sports and Microsoft have remained in a partnership over FIFA but if the photo above is anything to go by, it looks like Sony’s stepping up this year. The photo was posted by Polish YouTuber Oskar “Junajted” Siwiec (pictured) on Facebook, who attended a FIFA 18 event in Germany a couple of days ago. It was subsequently picked up by fans online and has since been making rounds but there’s no official confirmation of anything yet so we’re taking this one with a grain of salt. Some are suggesting that the photo may have been photoshopped while others say that FIFA games are often shown off on PlayStation consoles in Germany. However, photos from last year’s FIFA event display Xbox logos on the banner so we’re not sure if that’s an accurate claim. Either way, we’ll find out in due course. What do our readers think of this? [Source: Oskar “Junajted” Siwiec (Facebook) FIFA Forums via NeoGAF] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Battlefield 1’s May Update Changes Operations Matchmaking, Weapon and Gadget Tweaks, and More

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Phil Spencer Open to Releasing Microsoft’s Video Game Streaming Service “Mixer” on PlayStation

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that he’s open to releasing Microsoft’s video game streaming service, Mixer, on other platforms including PlayStation. In case you’re not familiar with it, Mixer is the company’s answer to Twitch. It was previously known as Beam but underwent a name change as Microsoft wasn’t able to use its original name internationally. When Twitter user Rayyan mentioned that Spencer had previously indicated to him that he was open to Mixer landing on other platforms, Spencer responded in the affirmative. @SUPERSONICW0LF Yep. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 25, 2017 Mixer has introduced some interesting new features including co-streaming, which allows up to four players to combine their livestreams into a single viewer experience. “We want to empower gamers and everyone who wants to share their passion – whatever it may be – to create and share more easily than ever before across PC, console and mobile,” says Mixer co-founder Matt Salsamendi. Would our readers want to try Mixer on PlayStation? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Dragon Quest XI

Square Enix Can’t Talk About Nintendo Switch Version of Dragon Quest XI Due to “Adult Circumstances”

Dragon Quest XI Yosuke Saito explains that there are “circumstances of adults” preventing more information about the Nintendo Switch version of the game from being disclosed. …Read More The post Square Enix Can’t Talk About Nintendo Switch Version of Dragon Quest XI Due to “Adult Circumstances” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Square Enix Can’t Talk About Nintendo Switch Version of Dragon Quest XI Due to “Adult Circumstances”

Dragon Quest XI Yosuke Saito explains that there are “circumstances of adults” preventing more information about the Nintendo Switch version of the game from being disclosed. …Read More The post Square Enix Can’t Talk About Nintendo Switch Version of Dragon Quest XI Due to “Adult Circumstances” by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Quantum Break Dev Says “Going Multi-Platform Is the Logical Step” for the Studio, Talks New IP

Quantum Break developer Remedy had been working with Microsoft for a decade when it announced that the studio was going multi-platform and had a new IP, tentatively titled P7, in development. While the developer isn’t closing the door on platform exclusives, creative director Sam Lake told Eurogamer in an extensive new interview that going multi-platform was the “logical” step for Remedy as it wants to reach a wider audience. We worked with Microsoft Studios for 10 years, for two big games. It was a logical, good partnership. For them, the platform is the important thing, but we are an indie game maker and at the end of the day, coming out of that, we just want our games to be experienced by as many people as possible, and going multi-platform is the logical step for us. As previously mentioned, Remedy isn’t ruling out the possibility of doing platform exclusives in the future. However, Lake says that there are a lot of factors to consider when making such a decision and that exclusives are a business deal that “needs to make sense.” Remedy’s upcoming P7 is a third-person cinematic action game coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and READ FULL STORY…

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Hideo Kojima Talks About Death Stranding and His Work in Video from Lenovo

Back in January, the popular hardware manufacture Lenovo published a video starring Hideo Kojima to publicize Kojima Productions’ choice to use the company’s ThinkStation workstations for its development needs. …Read More The post Hideo Kojima Talks About Death Stranding and His Work in Video from Lenovo by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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GameStop’s Q1 2017 Results Driven By Successful Switch Launch as New Software Sales Decline

Video game retailer GameStop has released its first quarter earnings for the current fiscal year, and has reported a 2.3% growth in store sales, thanks to a “successful” Nintendo Switch launch. For the period ended April 29, total global sales increased by 3.8% to $2.05 billion, with a 24.6% increase in hardware sales led by Switch. However, new software sales declined by 8.2%, which GameStop attributes to “tough overlap of a few key AAA titles launched last year.” The retailer is referring to major video game releases that were clustered around Fall/Holiday 2016, resulting in almost all of them taking a hit. Pre-owned sales also declined by 6.2%, which the retailer says it was expecting. Digital sales and Collectibles both experienced growth. While digital sales increased by 3.0% to $44.1 million, thanks in part to GameStop’s Kongregate business, digital receipts saw a decline due to lower sales of new consoles bundled with digital software. On the other hand, a global demand for Pokémon products led collectibles sales to a significant increase of 39.1%, amounting to $114.5 million. In terms of the future, CEO Paul Raines notes that GameStop will continue “executing our diversification strategy, exercising cost discipline and increasing our share in the video READ…

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Jeff Kaplan Responds to Overwatch Anniversary Loot Box Criticism

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