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Call of Duty: WWII Invades PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 3

Don’t act too surprised, but there will be a new Call of Duty game released this year. With Call of Duty: World War II, the franchise is taking players back to the second World War. Activision has today released a brand-new trailer and additional information about what folks can expect from the game. Call of Duty: WWII will take place in Europe during the final years of the war. The campaign will follow the exploits of U.S. Army Private Ronald “Red” Daniels and the members of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division. Players will also get to play as a female who is a member of the French resistance. There will be a separate co-op mode with its own story, though details about that haven’t been revealed. The D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge will be featured in the game. [embedded content] As you would expect, Call of Duty: WWII will have the series’ world-famous multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, details about this were not revealed today. Activision promises to have a full multiplayer mode reveal during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3, as the kids call it). In recent READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

Dana Plato

FMV Cult-Classic Night Trap Coming to PS4 and Xbox One This Spring

Consider this a story I didn’t think I’d ever be writing. Developer Screaming Villains will soon release a 25th-anniversary edition of the FMV cult-classic, Night Trap. Yes, the Notorious Sega CD game that starred Dana Plato will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Spring. For those who may not remember, Night Trap was essentially a made-for-TV horror movie disguised as a video game. Players had to trap vampires that were chasing teenage girls inside of a house. The game was highly controversial when it first came out and was one of the reasons we now have the ESRB. It’s also considered one of the corniest games of all time because of the terrible acting. Despite all of that, it still has a devoted fan base. Limited Run Games, who is responsible for creating physical versions of digital PlayStation Vita titles, will be releasing the PS4 edition of Night Trap on disk. There will be three different covers; each resembling one of the three Sega CD releases. As you have no doubt surmised, there will only be a limited amount of physical Night Trap disks produced. [embedded content] Will READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Dear PS4 Controller: I’m Sorry I Threw You

You might judge me for this, but when I get mad at games, I occasionally bash keyboards and/or throw controllers. Usually, it’s no big deal. A few moments later, I start feeling better, and I pick up my controller and play some more. Last night was different. My PS4 controller, sadly, did not survive the incident. Advertisement In the moment, it only made me angrier. I’d just died from yet another one-shot kill in Persona 5, and I wasn’t expecting my controller to treat it as a permadeath run. Besides, I hadn’t even thrown it that hard or far. It was a three-foot drop, tops. I’ve been using the same Xbox 360 controller with my PC for five years, and it’s been through worse on several different occasions. Still works like a charm. “Oh GREAT,” I said to myself, trying to keep my voice down so as not to wake my neighbor, but definitely failing. “Another thing to be furious about!” I turned off my PS4 and decided to go to bed. Advertisement Minutes later, I got up, walked back over to my PS4, and READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Capcom

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite Blasts its Way to Consoles and PC This September

Capcom has revealed that Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 19. In addition, today’s announcement also comes with new information regarding the game’s modes, story, and various retail editions. Unlike previous titles in the franchise, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will have a more fully developed story. Here is the official plot synopsis from today’s press release: “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.” The new cinematic trailer introduces us to eight new combatants. The Marvel side features Ultron, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Rocket Raccoon. The new Capcom characters include Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, and (classic) Chris Redfield. These characters will be joined by the previously…

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Honorable Overwatch Pro Spares Apparently Lagging Opponent

Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu is one of the best Genji players in professional Overwatch. This weekend, he proved that he was not just a great player but also a pretty nice dude. Advertisement shadder2k and his cohorts in Team Liquid faced off against EnVyUs on Watchpoint Gibraltar during this weekend’s HND Overwatch Invitational. The most remarkable thing about the match is what he didn’t do. After Liquid manages to push the payload to the first checkpoint, shadder2k climbed to the top level and began to harass the enemy team. Here, he runs into Lui “Lui” Olivares’s Soldier 76. Pegging him a few times with throwing stars, shadder2k backs off when he realizes that Lui isn’t responding. It’s unclear why he is frozen. The moment seems lost on the announcers but chat was more enthusiastic, painting shadder2k as a good-sporting chap deciding to spare a lagging opponent. Advertisement “Nice guy shadder stopped shooting,” one commenter said. “Shadder being a gentleman,” another said. This display of battlefield chivalry comes shortly after a shake up in EnVyUs’ roster. Earlier that day, Dennis “HULK” Hawelka left the team to join READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Project Scorpio’s Power Advantage Won’t be Enough to Topple the PS4

It has been a few weeks since the specs for Project Scorpio were revealed. Microsoft’s upcoming console easily outstrips the Xbox One regarding pure horsepower. It also outmatches Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Because of its superior hardware, some believe the PS4’s time as the undisputed king of the console generation may soon be over. After all, if games run and look better on Scorpio, why would anyone want a PlayStation 4? If power is all that mattered to people, then this would certainly be the case. However, as history has repeatedly demonstrated, this isn’t always true. While the Scorpio will undoubtedly be “the most powerful console ever” as Microsoft has stated, its beefier specs will not help it overcome the PlayStation 4 this generation. Let’s start with the obvious: price. Xbox head Phil Spencer has said Project Scorpio will be a premium priced console. That means the system will likely cost more than $400. During their technical breakdown of Scorpio, EuroGamer stated that they believe — given all of the components found within the system — that Scorpio will cost around $500. The Xbox One also cost $500 when it originally launched. However, it could be argued that its high…

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This Might Be The Biggest PlayStation 4 Controller In The World 

No, you are not looking at a tiny human! This playable, jumbo-sized DualShock 4 is the Sony Interactive Entertainment building in Tokyo. Advertisement The face buttons and the D-pad work as do the shoulder buttons. The thumbsticks can move around, but aren’t playable. (I’m guessing the TouchPad isn’t either, because creating a giant version seems expensive.)  It doesn’t sound like R2 and L2 work, either. [Image: Gigazine] Website Gigazine recently checked out the controller and played PaRappa The Rapper on it. Check out more photos on Gigazine.  Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Persona 5's Sexual Relationships Can Get Complicated

Most of the women available for romance in Persona 5 are your fellow high school students. But not all of them. PERSONA 5 STORY & RELATIONSHIP SPOILERS AHEAD Taking the role of a kid in his second year of high school—which in Japan would put the player at roughly 16-17 years old—Persona 5 surrounds you with single girls who might befriend you, may become attracted to you and also potentially follow you inside people’s hearts on daring heists to save the world. Advertisement This is all normal and expected for a Persona game. Romance isn’t just an option in this series, it is—like Mass Effect—for many fans an endgame in itself, a statement on how you approached your playthrough and the decisions you made. “Oh, you dated her? Well, I kissed her”, etc etc. Persona 5 is different though. It’s a darker, more mature game, both in its tone—it opens with player being beaten and drugged before leading into some sexual assault allegations—and the company it keeps, with less of an emphasis on your fellow kids and more opportunity to forge relationships with adults. Advertisement This READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Ghost Recon’s New DLC Is A Goofy Mess

It’s safe to say that I wasn’t impressed with Ghost Recon Wildlands. The game’s first DLC Narco Road tries to take the game down a wackier, more adrenaline filled path. After all, Tom Clancy games are well known for monster trucks. Advertisement Spending time with Wildlands revealed a solid tactical core underneath the uninspired world design and jingoistic narrative. Taking down an outpost without detection is an exhilarating experience and the game is blast with a squad of friends. But it was caught in a tonal limbo. It had all the serious aspirations of Far Cry 2 married with a love of big explosions that would make Just Cause blush. Narco Road opts to explore the latter concerns, offering high octane action that ultimately falls flat. Here’s the thing: I want to like this game. I really do. The early Rainbox Six titles were challenging tactical outings with serious grit and Splinter Cell managed to turn labyrinthine plots into gorgeous pulp. Narco Road starts with an interesting concept. You’re tasked with infiltrating a dangerous cartel and earning their trust before dispatching the high ranked lieutenants. The stakes feel higher than the base READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Games

Sony Will Release a 1TB PlayStation 4 in North America Later This Month

If you’re interested in a PlayStation 4 but don’t feel the PS4 Pro is right for you, there is always the standard PlayStation 4. Since it was launched last year, the new PS4 (affectionately called the PS4 Slim) came with a 500GB hard drive. As any serious gamer will tell you, that isn’t nearly enough storage space (especially after this insane first quarter). Thankfully, Sony is about to release a PS4 with a generous amount of storage space. Over on Twitter, the official PlayStation account announced that North America will soon be getting PlayStation 4 units with 1TB of internal storage space. This model will replace the current 500GB SKU. Best of all, this updated system will still retail for $299.99. Players will essentially get an additional 500GB for free. Arriving on store shelves this month: new slim PS4 system featuring a 1TB internal HDD for $299.99 MSRP! Details: https://t.co/8FZov0rqde pic.twitter.com/khdncXuSmT — PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 18, 2017 As listed over on the official PlayStation site, the new PS4 will come with a 1TB HDD, a DualShock 4 controller, HDMI cable, wired mono headset, and a USB charging cable. Basically, it contains READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Tips For Playing Overwatch

Of all the games with tens of colorful heroes and millions of people playing incessantly, Overwatch is the least overwhelming. Still, it’s not like anything else out there. It’s not a typical shooter, nor a MOBA, nor even a heartwarming point-and-click adventure starring a gorilla in glasses. Here are some tips to help you wrap your head around it. Advertisement This post originally ran on 5/26/16. It’s been updated with new tips for every hero, as well as entries for Ana, Sombra, and Orisa. General tips Read this. For some advice that’ll put you on even footing with everyone else, read Patricia’s post about the 15 things you should know before you start playing Overwatch. That should be your first step. If you’re past the point and want some more specific advice, proceed onward. Advertisement When in doubt, switch characters. Don’t wait until the end of a round to do it, even though that’s what a lot of other shooters train you to do. If you’re getting rekt like an old building or a new car driven by former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

A Spoiler-Packed Chat About Horizon Zero Dawn's Excellent Story

Three Kotaku staffers have finished the new PlayStation 4 game Horizon Zero Dawn, so it feels like time to talk it all. Join me, Kirk, and Patricia for some SPOILERY talk about Aloy’s wild robot adventures. Advertisement Jason Schreier: Alright, let’s talk about Horizon Zero Dawn. Now that the game has been out for nearly two months, I think it’s safe for us to dig deep into the story and get all spoilery. So… wasn’t it crazy that Aloy was dead the whole time? Kirk Hamilton: Right? I also can’t believe she was actually Rost’s father! Blew my mind. Advertisement Jason: For real, though, I want to talk about the story revelations, both in terms of content and delivery. For starters, let’s talk content. What’d you guys think of the big reveal, that this world was created by a set of elaborate AIs that were built to restore humanity in the wake of an apocalyptic meltdown? Patricia Hernandez: I was impressed that they pulled it off as well as they did. Even when I guessed what would happen, they still made it feel really cool! Kirk: For me, with this game, content and delivery were intertwined. In terms of content,…

Atlus

The Gentleman Thief Who Inspired Persona 5's Killer Look

Persona 5 stars a group of Phantom Thieves who go on heists to steal the twisted desires of targets in the land of Tokyo’s collective unconscious, the Metaverse. The main characters also get a costume change in these heists. Persona 5’s protagonist doesn’t talk in the game, but they say everything you need to know through their clothes. Advertisement The protagonist of Persona 5 has Arsene as his initial Persona, which, for the uninitiated, are psychic projections of characters’ unconscious desires which the player uses to fight demons. While most Personas in the series come from mythology, in Persona 5‘s they originate from archetypal tricksters and thieves. Arsene is reference to the gentleman thief character Arsene Lupin, and both the protagonist and their Persona kinda dress like him. Cary Grant as John Robie in To Catch A Thief Arsene Lupin was created by French author Maurice Leblanc, who pitted him against Sherlock Holmes in Arsene’s first appearance in 1905. He’s also the namesake for the cafe where Persona 5‘s protagonist crashes. The Arsene Lupin stories matter less than the character’s influence on the design and attitude of the gentleman READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Stop Making Me Go To Bed, Persona 5, I'm A Big Boy

Here’s a bad thing about a very good video game: there are too many nights in Persona 5 where I want to go out on the town and improve myself and hang out with my sexy teen friends, but I’m not allowed, because a talking cat thinks I need some sleep. Advertisement Here’s how it works: there are a lot of times in this game when, having gone through a dungeon or hit a major story point, you end up back in your room while the night is still young. On normal days, the “Evening” phase of Persona 5 is a good time to hit the streets of Shinjuku or Shibuya, eat a giant burger, play some Shogi, go fishing or watch a movie. On post-dungeon days, though, you’re barred from going out. Any attempt to leave Cafe LeBlanc, or even read a book inside it, will be met with absolute resistance in the form of Morgana, your talking cat sidekick, who will utter the words that will haunt most of the rest of your time with this game: You must be tired after today. Let’s go to sleep. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!