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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Rainbow Six Siege
►Star Wars Battlefront
►Call of Duty: Black Ops III
►Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
►Gravity Rush 2
►Street Fighter V
/// Bethesda Has Put An Embargo On Announcing the Fallout 4 Review Embargo!
E-mail Bethesda sent out to press
We hope you’re having fun exploring the Wasteland in Fallout 4. We know your followers are eager to hear more about the game. If you’d like to reveal when your review or launch coverage will run, you can share beginning this Friday, November 6 at 10 a.m. PST.
Please keep in mind that the embargo below is still in place.
All review coverage is under embargo until Monday, November 9 at 8 a.m. EST.
This embargo also includes streaming gameplay footage or posting impressions from your experience on social media, etc.
We do ask that you avoid including story spoilers in your review coverage.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The Bethesda PR team
/// Rainbow Six Siege: 1 Year Plan ~ Free Content Release Schedule!
A dedicated team of about 80 people will be listening to fan feedback and monitoring gameplay statistics to ensure that we’re always providing the best possible experience and also creating opportunities for growth within the community and the game. The operator system, multiplayer and Terrorist Hunt game modes were all designed to expand and meet the demands of an evolving game.
/// Bloodborne Patch Adds The League!
The League is a band of Hunters who have taken an oath and are bound by a single purpose. By aligning yourself to The League, led by a mysterious figure in a constable’s garb and bucket helmet, you can assist other players online in the game and compete in The League’s online rankings leaderboard.
In addition to The League, players will also be able to use The League cane and summon co-op NPCs within the game, perfect for tackling challenging areas and bosses. | Source
/// The Planets of Star Wars Battlefront!
/// Overwatch PS4 and Xbox One Pop Up on Battle.net, Launching Spring 2016!
A new Overwatch interim page on Battle.net shows the heavily-rumoured PS4 and Xbox One versions alongside a boxed PC release. The physical release appears to be called the Origins Edition, perhaps to differentiate it from the digital version; we still don’t know if there’s a free-to-play option.
An exhortation to pre-order is accompanied by a footnote establishing an “expected release date” on or before June 21 2016. Pre-ordering nets players a Noir skin for Widowmaker, but the pre-order page isn’t live yet. | Source
/// Call of Duty: Black Ops III Xbox 360 Box Uses Concept Art, Not Screens!
/// Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Launches February 23, Grass Effect Trailer!
/// Grand Kingdom Opening Movie!
/// Battleborn Delayed to May 2016, Per Latest Take-Two Financials!
The company said the game will now be released on May 3 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Take-Two said during a call to investors the open beta will go live early next year and the delay will provide Gearbox more time to polish the game. It was originally slated for release on February 9.
/// The Witcher Movie World Premiere Planned for 2017!
The new movie, planned even before the success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, will be based around the short stories “The Witcher” and “Lesser Evil,” from The Last Wish collection.
Tomasz Bagiński, who had been nominated for an Oscar for his 2002 film, The Cathedral, has been named as director. The film’s producers will be Jaroslaw Sawko, Piotr Sikora, Sean Daniel, and Jason Brown.
The 2017 film is to be the beginning of a series, which is planned to continue both on film, and on television. | Source
/// PlayStation 4 European TV Commercial |’The Wonderful Life of a PS4 Player’!
/// Gravity Rush 2 Director Talks Multiplayer, New Combat Modes and More!
Toyama said that the developers will be able to “a number of new things” in the upcoming game, thanks to the PS4’s hardware. “This is a great platform, so we can develop and make use of incredible techniques,” he said. Although the controls are similar to the first game, two new combat modes have been added due to popular demand but Toyama didn’t go into any details about them.
The previous title only had Normal mode, which was rather simple and linear. But many players have asked us to add something new. So we added two new modes. But the controls are roughly similar. You will be able to use the same commands, but other actions as well. You will be able to choose how to fight the way you want.
However, Toyama did tease asynchronous multiplayer for Gravity Rush 2.
As far as a multiplayer mode goes, the gravity actions would be far too limited. So we decided to eliminate that downright. But we’re preparing several gimmicks that connect you with friends in an asynchronous manner. These will be announced later.
Speaking about the possibility of PlayStation VR version, Toyama said that the developer isn’t working on that specifically, but the team has been working on a VR prototype that “works very well.”
For now, we don’t expect to make a version of the game for PlayStation VR. But the team has been working on a prototype for virtual reality and it works very well. I’m finding this new platform to be very interesting. You should keep an eye on it.
/// Hyrule Warriors Legends ‘Tetra’ Gameplay!
/// Street Fighter V | Tutorial/Story Mode Leaked Video!
/// PlayStation: Shooter Fans Are Tending to Switch Over to PS4!
The news comes from PlayStation Group Marketing Manager Lauren Bradley, who told MCV UK:
This generation, the shooter audience is tending to switch over to PS4, so we’ve got high expectations for Star Wars Battlefront around both launch and into next year.
/// N++ Developer Hopes to Include It as a PlayStation Plus Free Game, Sony Hasn’t Approached Them Yet!
Replying to a user who suggested a big PlayStation Plus discount, Metanet revealed that they hope to include N++ in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection one day:
We’re hoping to see N++ as a PS+ monthly game at some point, but currently the Sony Store team hasn’t approached us about it; their tastes and strategies change, so we’re hoping that eventually it will make sense for them to offer us a PS+ deal — maybe later once the game has been out for a while.
/// Third-Party Partnerships Will Continue to Be “Really Important in 2016,” Says PlayStation Europe Boss!
With PS4’s library set to become a far stronger offering in 2016 – Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4 and No Man’s Sky are all among the highly-anticipated console exclusives set for release on the machine – Sony might be forgiven for scaling back its reliance on third-party marketing deals and promotions.
But that won’t be the case, says PlayStation’s European president Jim Ryan.
“We are going to be strong with games that we have developed and we will publish, but third-party partnerships will continue to be important to us,” he told MCV.
“The days of a platform holder working in isolation are long-gone.
“It is a connected ecosystem and relationships with publishers operate on many levels – they will certainly continue to be really important in 2016.” | Source