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Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank Highlight March PS Plus Games

Sony has announced the free games coming to PlayStation platforms on March 6. Highlighting the list are two major games from Sony’s exclusive library. Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank, the remake of the PlayStation 2 game will be coming to PlayStation 4. Check out the full list of games coming to PlayStation consoles below:

  • Bloodborne, PS4
  • Rachet and Clank PS4
  • Legend of Kay, PS3
  • Mighty No. 9, PS3 (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Claire: Extended Cut, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Bombing Busters, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)


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A Way Out Goes Gold

Josef Fares, the founder of Hazelight Studios has announced that their next game, A Way Out has gone gold. The game is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 23.

A Way Out is a co-op only game that focuses on the story of Leo and Vincent, two inmates who escape prison. The game can be played either locally, or online, but two players are mandatory. As the trailers for the game have shown, both Leo and Vincent will be on the screen at the same time, adding a new twist to the co-op experience. Check out the official gameplay reveal trailer for A Way Out below:

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Mode Out Today

Discovery tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, the new educational tool by Ubisoft is available today for free for all owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins. The mode can also be purchased standalone on PC.

Discovery Tour turns Origins into an interactive tool, allowing players to visit historical landmarks such as the Nile Delta, Sand Sea, Giza plateau, and many other places from Ancient Egypt. Altogether, there are 75 themed tours for players to check out.

Check out the official launch trailer for the mode below:

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New Biomutant Gameplay Teaser Unveiled

THQ Nordic has released a new gameplay teaser for their upcoming open-world, action-RPG, Biomutant. Although brief, the trailer lends a lot of insight into what players can expect when they get their hands on the game this year.

The trailer focuses on two key aspects: traversal and combat. Throughout the course of the video, the player controlled character (a raccoon with bionic and mutant powers) uses a variety of gadgets to move around the environment. The two highlighted the most are several forms of a grappling hook and a set of glider wings. These options allow for the character to move quickly around a large open-world filled with many different environments.

The combat showed off focuses on four key elements. Melee combat shows the character using a blade to perform various combos both in the air and on the ground. Dual-pistols allow for ranged combat, while different mutations allow for offensive and defensive options. The final combat mechanic showed off were various mech-type machines. Early in the trailer, we see the raccoon controlling a hand that is firing projectiles from a finger. The end of the video shows a quick glance at a full-on mech-suit.

Biomutant is set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018. Check out the gameplay teaser below:

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THQ Nordic Acquires Koch Media

THQ Nordic has purchased Koch Media, the owners of titles such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and also publisher Deep Silver, who published Metro Exodus.

Along with all of the games that Nordic will acquire, they also have obtained all studios that are under Koch Media media. This includes Volition, the makers of Saints Row and Agents of Mayhem, and Dambuster, the developers of Homefront: The Revolution.

With these acquisitions, THQ Nordic has brought all of the original THQ titles back together. This is after the closure of THQ in 2013 when they were forced to sell off their IP’s.



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The Evil Within 2 Getting First-Person Mode

A new, first-person mode is coming to The Evil Within 2 via a free game update. Players will be able to switch between first and third-person through the pause menu of the game.

Along with the new first-person mode, Bethesda is currently offering a free trial of the game that allows players to go through the opening chapters of the game. All progress carries over if the full game is purchased. Check the first-person trailer for The Evil Within 2 below:

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Available as Standalone Purchase

Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth, the predecessor to South Park: The Fractured But Whole is now available for purchase on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the first time the game has been available as a standalone purchase for the current generation of consoles.

Check out the trailer for Stick of Truth below:

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Free Overwatch Weekend Coming February 16th

Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be doing a free-to-play weekend starting on February 16 and running till February 20. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The trial will include the full roster of 26 heroes and 17 maps. Games modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade will be available. Any progress made over the weekend will transfer over to the full game if it is purchased.

Overwatch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the latest developer video for the game below:

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gameplay Revealed for Injustice 2

Warner Bros has released the first gameplay footage for the latest DLC characters for Injustice 2, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

As the initial reveal trailer indicated, the turtles will fight as a team, coming in to assist each other throughout the match. The playable turtle will be determined by equipping one of four accessories, sword, bo staff, nunchakus, or sais through the gear customization options. This will allow players to play as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be available starting on February 13 for players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate pack, and February 20 as a stand-alone purchase. Check out the gameplay trailer for the turtles below:

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming October 26th

Rockstar has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26. The game was originally set to launch in the fall of 2017 but was delayed to spring 2018.

Along with the release date, Rockstar also showed off some new screenshots of the game and said that more information would be revealed in the coming weeks. Check out the latest trailer and screenshots for the game below:

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New Updates Coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

EA has announced new updates and game modes that will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II in the coming months. Highlighting the list are a revamped progression system and a new game mode.

Although there aren’t a lot of details about the new progression system, EA has said that is has been built on player feedback. More details on the new system will be announced in March.

Jetpack Cargo will be coming to the game in a limited time mode. The mode will launch in February. In the mode, all 16 players on the map will be equipped with jetpacks, making for fast-paced action.

Star Wars Battlefront II is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Monster Hunter Crossover Costumes Coming to Street Fighter V

Before the launch of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Capcom announced that there would be crossover costumes coming into the game from other Capcom franchises. Today, three new, Monster Hunter costumes were announced for Ken, R. Mika, and Ibuki. Ken will receive the Rathalos Armor set, R. Mika the Zinogre, and Ibuiku the Kirin Armor.

These costumes will be acquired through Street Fighter’s Extra Battle Mode. Players will have to complete a set of four challenges over a one month period. At the end of the month, if all challenges have been finished, they will be rewarded with the costume. Each challenge will cost players fight money to enter. In order to obtain all three costumes, players will need at least 30,000 FM.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC. Check out the launch trailer for the game below:

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Capcom Releasing “Making of Monster Hunter: World” Development Video

Capcom has announced that they will be releasing a new, weekly video series, “The Making of Monster Hunter: World”. The first video was released today.

The series will focus on behind-the-scenes footage, documenting the making of Monster Hunter: World. The first episode features Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, Executive Director/Art Director Kaname Fujioka and Director Yuya Tokuda talking about the start of the game’s development. Later episodes will look at motion capture, sound design, and interviews with other members of the development team.

Check out the first episode below. Monster Hunter: World releases on January 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


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God of War to Release April 20th

In a post to the PlayStation Blog, Sony Santa Monica has announced that God of War will release on PlayStation 4 on April 20. The game was originally revealed at Sony’s E3 showcase in 2016. Along with the release date, a new story trailer and details on pre-order bonuses were also announced.

Pre-ordering the game will net players three legendary shield skins. Beyond that, there will be a Collector’s Edition, Stone Mason Edition(the Collector’s Edition with more bonuses), and a Digital Deluxe Edition available for pre-order.

Click here to check out the full blog post. Also, check out the latest story trailer for God of War below:

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New Map Locations Highlight Fortnite Battle Royale Update

Fortnite Battle Royale has received a new update, adding new locations to the map. Along with updates to current locations, new areas to explore such as Tilted Towers, the underground Shifty Shafts, and Junk Junction have been added to the map as areas for players to find weapons and resources.

The update also patched and improved several weapons in the game such as the Scoped AR. For the full post on the updates from Epic, click here. Check out a quick trailer for the new areas below:

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Mutant Football League coming January 19th

Blood. Bones. Fangs. Touchdowns? Mutant Football League, the spiritual successor to the 1993 Sega Genesis cult classic Mutant League Football, is finally being released on PS4 and X-Box One. The NFL Blitz style 7 on 7 football starring insane characters will be smashing its way to your consoles on January 19th. Press release is as follows:

MORTON GROVE, Ill. – Jan. 5, 2017 – After receiving heaps of threatening letters, angry late-night phone calls, and one unmarked box of manure (wrapped in holiday paper, natch), indie game developer Digital Dreams Entertainment has finally relented and will release Mutant Football League™ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners on January 19th, 2018.
The bloody-fun, next-gen spiritual successor to the 1993 Sega Genesis classic Mutant League Football will invade the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, and spark new debates about soft balls, shotgun hits, and proper decapitation protocol.

Football fans and gamers will experience deep strategic 7-on-7 gameplay, bone-crunching and tooth-shattering hits, plus a roster of comical ghouls delivering tongue-through-cheek humor. Oh, and-of-course blood. Lots of blood.

Mutant Football League features legendary voice-over actor Tim Kitzrow; best known for his work in one of the great classic sports games of all time, NBA Jam, with such memorable sound bites as “He’s on fire!” and “Boomshakalaka!” A few MFL refs were bribed to guarantee the commentary of Mutant Football League on PS4 and Xbox One remained as foul-mouthed as the original smash hit PC version. It’s like Conker’s Bad Fur Day for sports fans!  However, don’t worry… there is an option to turn off the expletives in case small children or Republican senators are in the room.

Mutant Football League for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launches on January 19th, 2018.

I for one have many fond memories of Mutant League Football and cannot wait to sink my claws and tear this one limb from limb.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered Coming March 20th

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 20. Rogue is an outlier of sorts in the franchise as it focuses on Shay Patrick Cormac, a member of the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood who turns on the Assassin’s and joins the Templars.

Rogue Remastered will run in 4k on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X and 1080p on the base models of the consoles. The resolution bump will allow for improved environments, visuals, textures, and many other upgrades.

All of the DLC from the original game will be included in the remastered version of the game. Check out the reveal trailer for Rogue Remastered below:

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Trophy Whores 331 – Gods of War Rocket Up the Download Charts

Alex and Roberto help ring in the new year by looking back at 2017 and forward to 2018.  Like two killer whales at Sea World, they’re itching to frolic in the deep blue ocean of video games that promise an exciting 2018.

Better yet, we’re getting at least one more God of War game before the series pays homage to “The Fonz” and goes airborne over a particularly dangerous aquatic predator.  It’s a shark.  Sony Santa Monica is dangerously close to jumping the shark, and Alex proposes that maybe Kratos should ride off into the sunset after his latest adventure.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Batman: The Telltale Series, Inside, Rocket League and God of War.

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New Trailer and Details Announced for Monster Hunter: World

Capcom has announced released new details and trailer for Monster Hunter: World. The trailer shows off some new and returning Elder Dragons, while the details focus on the upcoming beta and post-launch content.

The final beta for the game will run from January 18 to January 22 on PlayStation 4. Along with the monsters from the previous beta, players will now be able to take on Nergigante, one of the flagship monsters of the game.

After its release, Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter: World will be getting regular, free content updates. The first major update will come in Spring 2018.

Monster Hunter: World launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26. Check out the latest trailer for the game below:

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Paladins Introducing Battle Royale Mode in 2018

Hero shooter Paladins is the next game to enter the Battle Royale arena. The game will be introducing a new, free mode, Paladins: Battlegrounds in 2018.

Much like Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite before it, Paladins: Battlegrounds will drop 100 players onto a map with the last player alive being declared the winner. The map for these battles will be around 300 times larger than a normal Paladins map. In the trailer for the mode, different environments such as snow, sand and forrest were all shown. Along with collecting loot and weapons, the class system from the base game will carry over into Paladins: Battlegrounds. Characters will be able to use class abilities, as well as pickup mounts throughout the match.

Although the mode is set to come out this year, no release date has been announced. However, it has been confirmed that there will be a beta coming first. Check out the tweet and release video for the new mode below: