/// EPISODE 95
Below are the news that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Atelier Shallie: Alchemists
►Grand Theft Auto 5
►Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
►NBA Live 16
►Final Fantasy XIII
►Halo 2 Anniversary
►Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
/// Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Coming to North America & Europe in 2015
— KOEI TECMO EUROPE (@koeitecmoeurope) October 20, 2014
/// Rockstar Responds to GTA 5 Beta Scams
“Please note: There is no pre-release ‘BETA’ test for Grand Theft Auto 5. If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam,”
/// Super Smash Bros. Direct on October 23
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 20, 2014
/// UK Sales Chart: Week Ending 10/18
►FIFA 15 (down 35%)
►The Evil Within
►Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
►Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (down 51%)
►Forza Horizon 2 (down 39%)
►Alien: Isolation (down 70%)
►Destiny (down 22%)
►DriveClub (down 45%)
►Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (up 14%)
►Skylanders Trap Team
►Super Smash Bros
►Minecraft: Xbox Edition
►Disney Infinity 2.0
►The LEGO Movie Videogame
►Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
►Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
►Grand Theft Auto V
►The Sims 4
/// Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind CHAIN Trailer
/// Driveclub Update 10/20
We can see that the majority of you can now get online, but we know that at peak times of the day it can still be hard to get connected, so we are still working to improve connectivity with every update to the servers.
We can also see that when you do get connected, some of you are having a hard time getting into multiplayer races and that posting leaderboard results can sometimes take a lot longer than you’d expect.
These connectivity issues stem from the same unforeseen server problem that we’ve been working to get on top of since we launched DriveClub, and while we are getting on top of the problem now, we are still working round the clock to keep improving gameplay for you. This means there will be regular server updates in the coming days to get all of you connected and enjoying all of DriveClub all of the time.
We will continue to keep you up to speed with the improvements we make and would like to thank you again for all of your feedback and messages about your time with the game so far – please keep them coming.
“News will come as soon as we have concrete info – sorry to keep you all waiting.”
/// Official PlayStation “Friendly Competition” Commercial
/// NBA Live 16 “Guaranteed,” Development Has Already Started
Executive Producer Sean O’Brien confirmed to Polygon that NBA Live 16 is “guaranteed,” with NBA Live 17 already getting prepped:
We’ve already started development on 16. We’re staffing up. We’re actually increasing investment on what 16 — and 17 — look like.
/// Scrapped ‘7th Ark’ Area Found in Final Fantasy XIII PC Release
/// Destiny Tales
/// PlayStation Experience Details
Sony Worldwide Studios America VP Scott Rohde went on the most recent episode of the PlayStation Blogcast to talk about PlayStation Experience:
This event that we’re gonna hold; this is pretty unprecedented. This is an event for the fans, and I am so incredibly geeked about it. We’re gonna show you a bunch of stuff that maybe we shouldn’t show you yet.
It’s a celebration of the [PlayStation 4] and all the fans that made it as great as it is today. [Source]
/// Remaking The Legend ~ Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary Announcement Trailer
Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary is a documentary chronicling 343 Industries’ journey as they re-imagine Halo 2, one of the most beloved video games of all time, for its ten-year anniversary.
Get unprecedented access to the development process as 343 and their team of partners from around the world bring Halo 2 to the Xbox One, while maintaining and honoring its fabled past.
/// Canned Pre-Alpha Star Wars Battlefront 3 Footage Makes Its Way Online
/// PS4 Firmware 2.0 “Masamune”: New Information on Share Play and Music Player Shared by Sony
The Share Play feature, which is built into the party chat app, will also follow the rules below:
►You can be in a Party with 8 people, but Share Play can be done only with one of them at the same time. The rest of the Party won’t be able to see the screen, but will still be able to chat with host and guest.
►When the host is visualizing any other screen than the game being shared, the guest is shown a “stand by” screen.
►The Share Play time is limited to one hour, and the remaining time is visualized in the Party screen, but you can start a new session immediately after the one before expires.
►Certain games may have scenes that cannot be displayed during Share Play.
►While you use Share Play, livestreaming and remote play are not available.
►The guest cannot save video clips and screenshots during share play.
There’s some more info also about the USB Music Player app:
►It’s not possible to copy music files from USB to the internal hard disk of the PS4.
►The tile of the USB music player will be shown exclusively if the connected USB storage has a “Music” folder. Also, it cannot be used at the same time as Music Unlimited.
►Tracks played by the music player won’t be heard while livestreaming and in videos recorded by the PS4.
/// Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward ~ First Expansion Announced