Xbox Boss Suggesting Fortnite Cross-Play To Be Left On

If you have not herd the news, Epic briefly “accidentally” allowing their own game Fortnite to have cross-play between Xbox One & PS4 for few hours.

Someone took to Twitter and asks Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s reaction to this indecent, he responded with:

Since March 2016, Microsoft wanted to cross-play with other services including PSN and Nintendo’s own online network.

While on going talks with Sony about opening Minecraft as cross-play title, Sony is not ready to cross-play as of yet. With Better Together update for Minecraft, we won’t be seeing PS4 cross-play support and won’t be released for Nintendo Switch until later this year.

September Releases For Gaming Bulletin

August has come to light, and we are preparing for a new round of Gaming Bulletin Releases where we discuss the newest games that that will be released in August. This is only the beginning of whats to be expected leading up to the end of the year.

Below is a full list of some of the biggest games yet to come compiled from the Gaming Bulletin.

 

1. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

PC/PS4/XONE – 15 September 2017

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is an action game set in the Dishonored game universe. We play as a new protagonist, Billie Lurk. She is an assassin with supernatural powers and the right hand of Daud, one of the series’ primary antagonists and the character we played as in two DLCs of the first Dishonored game. Our job is to hunt down the titular Outsider, a mysterious being that is the source of the supernatural powers used by the series’ heroes.

 

2. LEGO Worlds

PC/PS4/XONE/SWITCH – 7 September 2017

LEGO Worlds was designed as a multiplayer virtual playground, in which the gameplay is focused on creating our own constructions and exploring thus created brick world with other players. The game is a classic sandbox reminiscent of the popular Minecraft, giving us complete freedom to shape the world around us. Players can meet and interact in various ways, as well as take part in a variety of adventures.

 

3. NBA 2K18

PC/PS3/PS4/X360/XONE/SWITCH – 19 September 2017

In NBA 2K18, players once again get at their disposal an elaborate basketball simulator revolving around the official NBA league. Apart from the teams currently playing in the league and the official USA and Australia national teams, the game delivers iconic teams from the past – not only those one might remember from the previous installments in the NBA 2K series, but also such teams as 1998-1999 New York Knicks and 2007-2008 Denver Nuggets.

 

4. Knack 2

PS4 – 5 September 2017

A sequel to the three-dimensional platformer by the Japanese team of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Once again players take control of the titular Knack – a small robot which can absorb various objects to increase its size. Like the first game, Knack 2 uses TPP view, and the gameplay focuses on exploration, solving simple puzzles and fighting enemies.

 

5. Destiny 2

PC/PS4/XONE – 6 September 2017

Destiny 2 introduces many new changes and improvements, not only concerning the story (this time, the story will play a bigger part than in the first game), but also in the gameplay mechanics. In Destiny 2, we will visit completely new, enormous locations (i.e. Saturn alone will be bigger than the entire first game), finding new, vibrant metropolises. In the wilderness, we will find both enemies and enemy checkpoints that are just waiting to be taken over by us.

 

6. Pokken Tournament DX

SWITCH – 22 September 2017

Pokken Tournament DX is an improved version of the Wii U game Pokken Tournament. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game in topic is not that different than the most popular 3D fighting games. Pokken Tournament DX offers over 20 pokemon from both the old and new installments of the main RPG series. Each of them has its own unique fight style and combo attacks.

 

7. FIFA 18

PC/PS3/PS4/X360/XONE/SWITCH – 29 September 2017

The game is another installment in the FIFA series. Electronic Arts introduced a lot of important changes in this follow-up and those will probably constitute a real treat for all the fans of virtual soccer. What is especially noticeable, is the introduction of the Real Players Motion technology that governs the appearances, animations and behaviours of the in-game footballers.

 

8. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

PC/PS4/XONE – 19 September 2017

 

9. WRC 7

PC/PS4/XONE – 19 September 2017

Another installment in a series of rally games developed by Kylotonn Racing Games. The game has the license of FIA World Rally Championship, so during the campaign, the player takes part in 13 authentic rally competitions – those give the same number of locations and 63 special stages.

 

10. Metroid: Samus Returns

3DS – 15 September 2017

As the title may suggest, Samus Aran, an intergalactic bounty hunter who fights with space pirates, is the protagonist here, just like in many other Metroid games. Action in the game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on exploration of various vast and nonlinear levels and elimination of the titular metroid creatures. As we progress, we gain access to new areas.

 

Of course you can check out the full list at GamePressure.

 

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Release Date Announced

During GamesCom 2017, Microsoft made a few announcement in regards to the Age of Empires series.

Microsoft has confirmed that Age of Empires 4 is in development and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is set to be released October 19 with a short trailer posted on YouTube by Microsoft.

The definitive edition will include 4K graphics, remastered soundtrack and improved gameplay mechanics. Some features posted in Age of Empire’s blog.

We couldn’t just relaunch one. Just like we created the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to honor fans of the series and PC gamers everywhere, we wanted to commit to improving the entire franchise. Get ready for history to repeat itself!

Says Adam Isgreen, Creative Director of Microsoft Studio on Xbox Wire.

This means we will also be seeing Age of Empires 2 and 3 getting the remastered treatment soon.

Sony Launches PS4 5.00 Beta, Here Is All The Features

Last time we’ve reported that Sony is opening up registrations for users to beta test some of the features before it getting released to the public.

Family Manager – Family accounts allows parent to age restrict content for their kids and adding other adult/s as parent/guardian.

Message Improvements – Now you can share a single track in messages and tracks can be listened directly in messages.

Quick Menu Updates – You can check new invitations or game downloads directly from quick menu without leaving your game. Also, you will have the ability to exit the party and get back to your game.

Notification Improvements – You can disable pop-up notification while you watch movie/TV shows on your PS4. You can also turn off message previews and sender’s ID and change the color of the pop-up to either to black or white.

You can read all the updates from the PlayStation Blog.

Gaming Bulletin Changes

During last few days, we have made some important changes to the Gaming Bulletin shown at the bottom of the front page.

First of all we have a brand new design for the gaming Gaming Bulletin. Now instead of displaying 5 random games, we made them into a list with 12 games sorting from latest and feature game releases.

Secondly, we moved the game release date to the far right, and release platforms underneath the title with icons instead. You can hover over each icon to see the name of the game platform. (This is experimental)

And lastly, all the information now can be viewed on your mobile device with a simple swipe to the right on each game.

Gaming Bulletin uses data from GamePressure’s website.

Nintendo Faces Lawsuit Over Detachable Switch Joy-Cons

Looks like someone might be in trouble. And it’s Nintendo? When Nintendo Switch released back in March, surely the design in terms of hybrid/gaming tablet isn’t the first in it’s kind. Tablets like Nvidia Shield & Gamevice’s Wikipad existed way before the Switch was even released.

Gamevice, known for it’s Wikipad is currently suing Nintendo for copying it’s removable controller design. You heard it right. According to the suit, the Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers are too close to Gamevice’s vision of a combination of detachable game controller and a device with a “flexible bridge section.”

Currently Gamevice is seeking the court to ban the sales of Nintendo Switch and pay the damages from patent infringement.

However Nintendo did not speak out publicly as of yet.

 

Xbox One Achievements Receives New Changes, Says Microsoft

According to Microsoft, Xbox One Achievements will get “fundamental changes”.

During an podcast with Windows Central, Xbox VP Mike Ybarra added that “we are working towards a bigger, more meaningful change about somebody’s gaming accomplishments in history, as a gamer on Xbox.” He continued saying “[W]e can do a lot more to reflect and let people show their gaming history and their status. Whether it’s somebody who only plays multiplayer in Halo 5 at a professional level, maybe they only have 2,000 Gamerscore, you want to be able to celebrate that person.”

We’d like to see what kinda changes Microsoft will pull it off. Could it be what Grant Theft Auto, Battlefield, Halo & Resident Evil series done with it’s online tracking?

Xbox One Achievements isn’t the only one that getting the change, Microsoft previously revealed that the Xbox One dashboard will also getting the interface customization treatment.

You can read more at Windows Central.

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid Finally Announced

Ubisoft finally give out some details on Rainbow Six Siege’s next major content known as Operation Blood Orchid.

The new map will be available in August 29 on PC and consoles for free of charge. This time a new map will be set in Hong Kong as well as 3 new operators, 2 from Hong Kong and 1 from the  Polish GROM counter-terrorism unit.

With that said, more will be revealed at  Pro League Champions on August 26 (10:15 AM PDT). Players with Season Pass would able to get those operators free on August 29 while September 5 for all player.

You can read more from UbiBlog.

August Releases For Gaming Bulletin

August has come to light, and we are preparing for a new round of Gaming Bulletin Releases where we discuss the newest games that that will be released in August. This is only the beginning of whats to be expected leading up to the end of the year.

Below is a full list of some of the biggest games yet to come compiled from the Gaming Bulletin.

 

1. Ark: Survival Evolved

PC/PS4/XONE – 29 August 2017

A sandbox survival simulator set in an open world, which draws inspiration from productions such as DayZ. Unlike in the aforementioned title, this time we fight against powerful prehistoric creature instead of zombies.

 

2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

PS4 – 22 August 2017

The first story expansion for Uncharted 4: The Thief’s End. The add-on, also created by Naughty Dog, is a stand-alone title. For the first time in the history of the series, we control a different character – Chloe Frazer. The story begins some time after the events of Uncharted 4, and sees the heroine appear in India, where she attempts to find an ancient artifact, supported by Nadine Ross – a local mercenary.

 

3. Observer

PC/PS4/XONE – 15 August 2017

Observer is set in a cyberpunk universe, in Cracow of 2048. In the game you play as Daniel Lazarski (starred by Rutger Hauer, known from the film Blade Runner), a detective able to hack into people’s minds. The game’s story starts when the main hero gets a letter from his missing son, who turns out to be a high-ranking engineer working for a powerful corporation. The protagonist picks up an investigation that takes him to the slums of Cracow and forces him to relive dark memories and nightmares of both criminals and their victims.

 

4. Agents of Mayhem

PC/PS4/XONE – 15 August 2017

Agents of Mayhem is an open-world action game that takes place in futuristic Seul. The game’s plot focuses on the employees of M.A.Y.H.E.M., an organization that associates super agents from all over the world. They have to face the supervilians from L.E.G.I.O.N. who managed to take over almost the entire world. Only a group led by Persephone Brimstone can put an end to their rule. Their job is to defeat the forces of the evil Doctor Babylon.

 

5. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Switch – 29 August 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a turn-based RPG crossover between two popular franchises, Super Mario and Rabbids. The iconic heroes of both series (Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach and four Rabbids) take part in our adventure. Gameplay is based on three elements: exploration, quests, and combat. We will explore four diverse worlds filled with secrets and riddles that await to be discovered and solved. Venturing through the game’s world takes place in real-time, but combat is turn-based.

 

6. Resident Evil Revelations

PS4/XONE – 29 August 2017

A survival horror action game initially released exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off installment of the Resident Evil series, created and developed by Capcom. The action takes place in 2005, between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The players have the opportunity to accompany Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani in their search for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawa. The trail leads to a ship called Queen Zenobia, the people aboard of which were infected by the t-Virus.

 

7. Life is Strange: Before the Storm

PC/PS4/XONE – 31 August 2017

A prequel to Life is Strange – an episodic adventure game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment. The new title was developed by Deck Nine Games and it enables the player to assume the role of Chloe Price, a character well known from the original game. The story presents how the protagonist met Rachel Amber and how the strong bond between two teenagers was born.

 

8. F1 2017

PC/PS4/XONE – 25 August 2017

F1 2017 is another installment of the popular formula one simulator series from Codemasters Software. The game introduces many changes and improvements in comparison to the previous installment of the series. Now, the career mode is much more complex and the multiplayer mode received some improvements. We will also find a completely new Championship Mode mode in F1 2017.

 

Of course you can check out the full list at GamePressure.