[LIVE STREAM] PLAYSTATION 5 SHOWCASE EVENT

In less than an hour from now, Sony is holding another PlayStation 5 showcase event which will be around 40 minutes long and all the attention is directed towards it.

Will we finally be knowing the official release date + the price tag for the PS5? Do you dare to hope for the launch line-up to be announced? Will we see other and previously unannounced games revealed? Does Sony have another ace to pull out now?

Here’s the livestream where some of these questions will get an answer, so sit back, relax and enjoy!

XBOX SERIES X PRICE REVEALED

After forced to announce a next-gen budget edition of its Xbox Series X (officially titled Xbox Series S) because of a leak , we have been given more insight into Microsoft’s long awaited project.

The Xbox Series S is less powerful than Series X but will be able to offer next-gen features such as fast load times, high frame rates and real-time ray-tracing. It’s also smaller, just check the pic above (it’s the one to the left, duh!).

The launch date is set for November 10th and you’ll be able to pre-order it from September 22nd (just eleven days from now).

As announced (below) Xbox Series X is priced at $499 (£449) and Xbox Series S costs $299 (£249).

NEW PS5 COVERS REVEALED

Playstation 5 covers for ‘Assassins Creed: Valhalla’, ‘Watch Dogs Legion’, ‘Far Cry 6’, ‘Planet Coaster’ and ‘Overcooked: All You Can Eat’ have been revealed.

As you’ll notice, the difference between these and the PS4 covers are the colors of the cover, being white and black instead of blue and white. The cases seem to retain the blue color.

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I like it. Do you?

‘GHOST OF TSUSHIMA’ ONLINE CO-OP EXPERIENCE – ‘LEGENDS’ – ANNOUNCED

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It’s been a great launch for the latest Sony-owned PS4-exclusive ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, outselling ‘Bloodborne’, ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Knack’ in terms of initial sales – over 2.4 million copies in the first three days, making it PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut.

And there’s more:
‘Ghost of Tsushima’ has gained the prestigious honour of receiving a perfect score of 40 out of 40 from Famitsu, becoming only the third-ever western game to do so.
Source: https://www.keengamer.com/articles/news/ghost-of-tsushima-becomes-third-ever-western-game-to-earn-perfect-famitsu-score/

The sales numbers in Japan were great aswell.

And the news released today has the Internet overjoyed: ‘Legends’ is a free online co-op experience for up to four players – inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology.

It’s described as a new experience that focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima and will not feature Jin or his companions.
Source: https://nordic.ign.com/news/38893/ghost-of-tsushima-legends-a-free-online-co-op-mode-arriving-in-fall-2020

It will be made available to owners of the PS4- exclusive this Fall. You’ll need PS+ to download and play with friends or via online matchmaking in a series of two-player story missions or four-player wave-based survival missions. Choose from one of four classes — Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin

EPIC GAMES GOES TO WAR AGAINST APPLE AND GOOGLE

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In a move that could change the future of mobile gaming, Epic Games beats the drum of war and takes on BOTH Apple and Google.

‘Fortnite’ is one of the biggest things in pop-culture and beyond in these last years BUT going on both giants at once it’s more than a bold move.

The background leading to this is Apple removing Epic’s product from Apple Store, after they [Epic Games] implemented direct payments, thus directly cut off Apple’s of their 30% cut. Those percents are standard for purchases in the app store and it’s in the publishing agreement every developer needs to comply in order to be able to offer its product(s) for the platform.

Things however do not stop there. Just hours later, Epic moved against another tech-giant – Google – whose share is also 30% on all revenue made on Google Store, also legally binding in order to get published for the whole worldwide Android market.

Epic are NOT seeking any monetary compensation, they ARE challenging the monopoly of Apple [and Google], just as seen above. There is more to this story but to keep things simple: they want to change rules and opting for open mobile markets where everyone would have the possibility to:

1) pay less to Google and Apple, maybe offering lower costs to the end-users
2) launch their own store[s] – [Epic] has one already

Mobile gaming has a market share of aprox. 50% in a industry worth $160 billions.

This is fast, simple and read worthy, you may need translation:

[GAMING] OMG THIS IS TRUE NEXT-GEN

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I made a list of the must have next-gen titles just a couple of days ago . However, I forgot about this gem that looks so ridiculously great (in a good way) with the gameplay and combat system achieving the ‘next-gen’ status.

‘Bright Memory Infinite’ was originally developed by a single person and that makes it awesome! You’ll see why!

Here’s the YouTube video description giving us some insight:
“Bright Memory: Infinite is an all-new lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by FYQD-Studio. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks. Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036. A strange phenomenon for which scientists can find no explanation has occurred in the skies around the world. The Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) has sent agents out to various regions to investigate this phenomenon. It is soon discovered that these strange occurrences are connected to an archaic mystery – an as-of-yet unknown history of two worlds, about to come to light…”

Out in 2021 for PS5 and Xbox Series X and PC.

OWN OPINION:
For one guy to to be crafting this, targeting next-gen and claiming the future of gaming, is truly brave. I mean, just watch the footage, it’s intense and… I wanna play! 😀

MORE ‘CYBERPUNK 2077’ INFO FROM THE DEVS

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ “is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.“.
Source: https://www.cyberpunk.net/se/en/

This is CD Projekt RED’s (‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’) next game and slated for a November 19th release after being delayed twice. To make the wait easier for us, the developers has given us great glimpses into what to expect.

The official Youtube channel has published some great videos and you should check out the ‘Night City Wire’- playlist where these [great] moments are revealed. Camera hacking, utilising detective skills, weapons to wield, lifepaths you can choose etc are all being showcased.

Two parts have been released, the second just days ago and here they are!

STAY INFORMED:
It’s official that if you get the PS4- or the Xbox One- version, you’ll be able to play it on the next-gen consoles on launch day. The plans do not stop there, however. They will “release an upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077, which will take full advantage of the next-gen hardware“, announced “at a later date“.

Source: https://keepongeekin.com/2020/07/01/new-cyberpunk-2077-20-minutes-of-gameplay-and-brand-new-trailer-have-arrived/

TIPS:

In case of needing more, use the SEARCH function at the right top of the page, under the banner. A good example is: if the search term is ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, this is what you’ll get.

[PS5] ‘MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES’ LOOKS LIKE A HUGE UPGRADE

The first screenshot of the next ‘Spider-Man’ game, which is in works for PS5 looks like a huge graphical upgrade from its PS4 predecessor.

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ (PS4) was appraised for its visuals and open-world. ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ looks a lot better, and the upgrade, judging by this first screenshot, it’s HUGE!

Create your own opinion based on these two photos:

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The game should arrive sometime during the next PlayStation’s launch window (most likely around Holiday 2020).

REMINDER: GET ‘A TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY’ FOR FREE TODAY

This is a reminder that ‘Total War Saga: Troy’ has just been released today. As reported a couple of weeks ago it’s up for grabs for free on the Epic Games Store, today only, so hurry up!

There is no catch other than you’ll need to install the client and create a free account with which you can then add it to your library and install it on your computer.

The ‘Total War’- franchise is popular for its epic battles, you could fit tens of thousands of troops at once, depending on your specs.

Based on 19 critic reviews, it’s rewarded with “generally favorable reviews” on Metacritic with a metascore of 75/100. Here’s everything ‘Total War’- related on Keep on Geekin’.

The launch trailer below is to top it all:

UBISOFT’S BATTLE ROYALE SHOOTER ‘HYPER SCAPE’ GOES LIVE TODAY

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Ubisoft’s own battle royale FPS – ‘Hyper Scape’ – goes live today. It’s free-to-play and available on the three main platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

It offers a futuristic- looking setting and gameplay in which 100 players can compete against eachother in a solo mode, or join forces in groups of three against 32 other teams. ‘Hyper Scape’ will have in-app purchases, skins and other cosmetic items you can buy, as well as a Battle Pass.

It will feature cross-progression, meaning gamers will be able to use one account to play the game across PS4, Xbox One and PC.“. Cross-play is also in works.
Source: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1321172/Hyper-Scape-release-date-PS4-Xbox-One-launch-time-Cross-Play

Here’s some info about the launch

[GAMING] THE MUST HAVE NEXT-GEN TITLES

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Disclaimer: If you have a slow Internet connection, this post may take a while to load as every presented game has an embedded video, so please have patience!

The next-gen consoles are just months away and gaming is about to step up to next level. Either you like racing, superheroes, horror, RPGs, shooters, here are some of the titles you should check out.

Ready? Ok, go!

‘HORIZON 2: FORBIDDEN WEST’ (PS5)

The sequel to 2017’s ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’ (PS4), and recently ported on PC (this August). This one took my breath away at the PS5 reveal event on June 11th. If you’re planning to own a PS5 this is a must!

Release date: not announced.

‘AVOWED’ – (XBOX SERIES X)

An epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora. It’s being developed by Obsidian Entertainment (most known for ‘Pillars of Eternity’, ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ and ‘The Outer Worlds’ etc), owned by Microsoft since 2018.
The first person perspective made the Internet compare it with ‘SKYRIM’. I need to see more but given Obsidian’s track record, I’d say this is a must for all Xbox Series X owners.

Release date: not announced.

‘HITMAN 3’ (PS5, PS4, XBOX SERIES X, XBOX ONE & PC)

The conclusion of the “World Of Assassination” trilogy. Looks gorgeous and Dubai is a great setting. It’s not limited to Dubai but I don’t care, it should please everyone.

Release date: January 2021.

‘FABLE’ (XBOX SERIES X & PC)

Fable returns with a new beginning for the legendary franchise. Explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places.
Ever since the first title on the original Xbox, I’ve had an interest for the franchise. We need to see gameplay, yes. I don’t think there’s a single Xbox- RPG/fantasy lover or fan not longing for this.

Release date: not announced yet.

‘KENA: BRIDGE OF SPIRITS’ (PS5, maybe PS4 & PC)

Its art-style sets up for an incredible atmosphere. It’s beyond charming and I’m eagerly awaiting to explore this world.
There are talks about PS4- and PC- versions aswell.

Release date: Holiday 2020

‘RESIDENT EVIL 8: VILLAGE’ (PS5, XBOX SERIES X & PC)

When I saw it at the PS5 reveal event, I remember thinking “is it… it can’t be, right?” BUT.. IT WAS! This is the next installment in the franchise and the werewolf thing is awesome!

Release date: 2021.

‘DEMON’S SOULS’ (PS5)

Entirely rebuilt from the ground up and masterfully enhanced, it’s the remake of Demon’s Souls, a PS3 title developed by From Software (the makers of the ‘Dark Souls’- series). It was being rumored and finally confirmed at the June event, to everybody’s excitement.

Release date: not announced.

‘HALO: INFINITE’ (XBOX SERIES X, XBOX ONE & PC)

Running on Xbox Series X at 60FPS and up to 4K resolution. IMO ‘Halo’ made Xbox what Xbox is today and there are probably no gamers anywhere around the globe not knowing about this series. Split-screen co-op confirmed.

Release date: planned to be released as a launch game for Xbox Series X in late 2020.

‘RATCHET AND CLANK: RIFT APART’ (PS5)

The first game in the series since the release of ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in 2016 (PS4) which was a re-imagining of the first game in the series and as well based on the movie released the same year and with the same name. A female Lombax (Ratchet’s race) was teased and confirmed to be playable in the PS5 exclusive

Release date: not announced.

‘MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES’ (PS5)

Already at PS5’s official announcement, the big leap in loading times between the new console and the PS4 was one of the main selling points and guess what! ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ was used as the example.
It will take advantage of PS5’s new features: raytracing hardware, haptic feedback, 3d spatial sound etc. A standalone and continuation of the 2018 title but smaller in scope.

Release date: 2020.

‘S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2’ (xBOX SERIES X & PC)

One of the biggest open-worlds yet with a blend of FPS, immersive sim and horror with a really thick atmosphere. Features a non-linear story where your choices will influence both short-term consequences and global outcomes.

Release date: not announced

‘WARHAMMER 40,000: DARKTIDE’ (XBOX SERIES X & PC)

A 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium where you’ll fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies.

Release‎ date: ‎planned for 2021.

‘FORZA MOTORSPORT 8’ (XBOX SERIES X)

The Forza Motorsport series speeds onto the Xbox Series X running at 4k 60. ‘Forza’ is to Xbox-consoles what ‘Gran Turismo’ is to PlayStation. Xbox Series X owners and fans of driving games SHOULD get this.

Release date: not announced.

‘GRAN TURISMO 7’ (PS5)

PSVR 2.0 support confirmed, which is nice. As with the title above, I highly recommend it if you’re a future PS5 owner and enjoy racing.

Release date: not announced.

[PS5] PHOTOS OF A BLACK DUALSENSE SURFACE ONLINE

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DualSense is the next generation PlayStation controller – introduced with the PlayStation 5.

It has some cool features, building upon the DualShock- series and evolving the experince by introducing haptic feedback and adaptive-resistance triggers. Basically, you’ll get more accurate feedback and an immersive in-game feeling with vibrations more vivid and triggers making you “truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.” ( PlayStation platform boss Hideaki Nishino wrote in a blog post)

Source for quoted text: https://venturebeat.com/2020/04/07/why-the-playstation-5s-dualsense-controller-is-special/

The original DualSense comes mainly in white mixed with some black, as seen in the pic above.

We all love it, but you know by now how it all works these days. The Internet is craving for more, rumors are starting, growing and spreading and a lot of creative people are trowing togheter own designs and mockups.

A black version of the DualSense is needed IMO. Pictures are now surfacing/leaking and I just hope it will happen. If not yet, sometime (not too far in time from now) at the very least. Check ’em out: