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  2. We have been silent for the last few weeks as we have been bombarded by speculation about ineligible players in Season 3... The problem is we cannot prove anything at this point and by proof I don't mean someone saying they are somebody in a discord just to troll everyone... the integrity of Urgent Fury has now been threatened to the point that we have Season 4 on hold. We are currently working to get API access with PlayStation so that all and I mean ALL players will have to authenticate their account with their PSN on the UF website. While we wait for this process, moving forward and leading up to the open of Season 4 registration, all users will have to do the following steps: Register an account on UF http://www.urgentfury.com/register Once you have completed your reservation, you will go to https://www.urgentfury.com/settings/ and follow these steps: Click on Edit Profile and scroll down to Profile Information and enter your PSN Go to https://www.urgentfury.com/settings/login/?service=13 and create and connect a Toornament Account If you have a discord account go to https://www.urgentfury.com/settings/login/?service=16 and connect your Discord Account The fact that we are in this position just proves further that we have to restructure how we handle our online events even more. Our community is built around Honor and Dignity. That is on both sides of the fence, winning or losing we expect everyone to follow our motto. We have received several complaints, accusations, screen shots of conversations with no concrete evidence. At this point the whole community is now up in arms and trolling each other to the point of tearing it apart. In addition to this we require all Members of Pro and 2FNRaw from the current roster follow this process within the next 7 days. If this is not completed the results from Season 3 will be nullified. Our users privacy is one of our most important priorities so any concerns by registering on the site can be set aside. To be an active player in our tournaments going forward will require that you register on Urgent Fury and Toornament going forward.
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  4. Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Lock your doors, bolt your windows, and tune into a spooktacular episode of the Blogcast! On this horror-themed episode we chat about the upcoming MediEvil remake with producer Nick Accordino. We also share our favorite horror games, scariest gaming moments, and swap spooky recommendations. Embrace the ghoulish fun with open arms… and ears. Stuff We Talked About MediEvil Favorite horror games Games that terrified us Non-game horror favorites Return of the Obra Dinn The huge releases coming October 25 The Cast Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA Kristen Zitani – Social Media Specialist, SIEA Tim Turi – Senior Social Media Specialist, SIEA Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
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  6. Two all-time gaming legends return next week, with Infinity Ward’s ambitious reimagining of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the long-requested grave-up remake of MediEvil landing on PS4. Modern Warfare is headlined by a gripping new campaign that challenges players to confront the gray areas of international conflict. A suite of multiplayer modes are on tap as well — including Special Ops Survival, which is exclusive to PS4 players until October 1, 2020. MediEvil rises once again, at the behest of Sir Dan’s undying fan base. The PS4 remake stays true to the original’s roots, building on the bones of its source material but fleshing out the experience with vibrant, upgraded graphics, re-recorded music and voice lines, and a few meaty gameplay enhancements like the brand-new “Dan Cam,” an over-the shoulder viewpoint that gives players a new perspective on the undead adventure. Also, don’t miss The Outer Worlds, Bonfire, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! Battle Planet – Judgement Day PS4 — Digital (Out 10/23) Battle Planet – Judgement Day is a planetary rogue-lite top-down shooter. You are one of the universe’s three most wanted criminals on the run, fighting your way through hordes of aliens, military and police units. There is only one way to reclaim your freedom: destroy them all… Beholder 2 PS4 — Digital You are a newly employed department officer within the Ministry of a totalitarian State. While you are poised to have an illustrious career and possibly become Prime Minister someday, the way up won’t be easy. So, how high up the career ladder will you climb? The choice is yours to make! Bonfire PS VR — Digital Be the star of an absurd alien adventure with Ali Wong in an animated survival story of trust and friendship! You’re Scout 817 of Space Force, but you’ve just crashed on an alien planet. Your only tools for survival are a fading bonfire, a robot and a limited supply of marshmallows. And what’s that sneaking around in the dark alien jungle? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/24) Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up. Cat Quest II PS4 — Digital (Out 10/24) Cat Quest II is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs. Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, Cat Quest II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a paw-some journey to reclaim their thrones. Dark Devotion PS4 — Digital (Out 10/24) Explore the secrets of a mysterious fallen temple and put your Templar faith to the test in Dark Devotion, where no sacrifice is too great in praise of your God. Measure your devotion and your bravery by journeying into deepest darkness for answers to questions that will challenge your very existence. Deep Space Adventure PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Join the DeTeam! A top-secret security force that protects the scientific space stations from virus contaminations. Take on randomly generated levels to save everyone before they all get infected. Avoid traps and monsters to survive the sweep! Are you ready to protect the space stations from biological threats? Door Kickers: Action Squad PS4 — Digital (Out 10/24) Rescue hostages, disarm bombs and save the day in this old school, side-scroller action game with retro graphics and retro sensibilities. Online and couch co-op included. Choose your gear, then kick the doors down and face the action. And when it gets too hard, bring over a friend to help. Eastshade PS4 — Digital You are a traveling painter, exploring the island of Eastshade. Capture the world on canvas using your artist’s easel. Talk to the inhabitants to learn about their lives. Make friends and help those in need. Discover mysteries and uncover secrets about the land. Experience how your actions impact the world around you. Horror Stories PS4 — Digital How do you imagine murders are committed by serial killers? You find yourself in one of these situations, in which you must not to catch the eye of the killer. Find items that can be used to create a trap, learn how the killer behaves to avoid him, and try to survive by killing him! The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III PS4 — Digital, Retail Rean Schwarzer uncovers a dark plot that threatens his homeland. To face their enemies, he must prepare a new generation of heroes as an instructor at a new branch campus and guide them towards victory. Let’s Sing Country PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/25) All begins with the first tone! Create your own spotlight with the hottest tracks in country music courtesy of Let’s Sing Country and follow in the footsteps of cutting-edge artists! Lonely Mountains: Downhill PS4 — Digital (Out 10/23) Just you and your bike — take it on a thrilling ride down an unspoiled mountain landscape. Make your way through thick forests, narrow trails and wild rivers. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash — all the way from the peak to the valley! Lornsword Winter Chronicle PS4 — Digital (Out 10/23) Lornsword is a story driven action strategy game. As Corun Lan Ka, you will have to use both your sword and your mind to cut through battles. Fight, lead your men, capture gold mines, build your base and call a friend to help you at anytime. MediEvil PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/25) This beloved fan favorite has been completely remade from the grave up, blending classic gameplay with stunning visuals! Step into the bones of Sir Daniel Fortesque, a slightly-inept (and long dead) knight accidentally resurrected by his greatest enemy, the evil sorcerer Zarok. With a second chance to foil his greatest foe, Dan will once again set out to save the kingdom of Gallowmere and earn his place as a true hero. Minotaur Arcade Vol. 1 PS VR, PS4 — Digital (Out 10/21) Minotaur Arcade Vol. 1 brings you two arcade-style games in a classic yet modern style. You can even play in VR to get that Tron-esque feeling of being inside an arcade game. Vol. 1 comprises two classic Llamasoft titles: Gridrunner, an exhilarating shooter and Goatup, a fun platformer. The Outer Worlds PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/25) The Outer Worlds is a new single-player sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable. PBA Pro Bowling PS4 — Digital Lace up your bowling shoes and experience the most realistic bowling simulation ever created with PBA Pro Bowling! Uses accurate pro bowling styles featuring motion-captured animations, expert commentary, and dozens of venues and environments. Raging Loop PS4 — Digital Immerse yourself in a thrilling psychological horror story taking place in the secluded Japanese village of Yasumizu. A heavy mist surrounds the place, preventing everyone from ever leaving. Ancient gods have come back to hunt the villagers down one by one. The feast has begun… can you escape the village alive? Robox PS4 — Digital (Out 10/25) Robox is an easy-to-play fast action, fierce fighting robot boxing game with breathtaking graphics. Play against your friends or against the smart artificial intelligence (AI) Robox player, fighting to knock the opponent out with a devastating final punch and experience the true might of steel. Street Outlaws: The List PS4 — Digital, Retail Fasten your seat belts and take a ride inside the world of American street racing in Street Outlaws: The List! From a custom street rod to a race-ready farm truck, the vehicles — and their drivers have one thing in common: the need for speed. If you’re not on “The List,” you don’t matter. WWE 2K20 PS4 — Digital, Retail Your favorite WWE Superstars, Legends, Hall of Famers and NXT’s best will join the festivities and celebrate the rebirth of the WWE 2K franchise! 2K invites players to Step Inside the ring with WWE 2K20, which will feature key gameplay improvements, streamlined controls, and the most fun and creatively expansive entry to date. Yoga Master PS4 — Digital (Out 10/23) Yoga Master is the first wellness game of its kind built entirely in 3D and designed by experts to help you reach the perfect balance between mind and body. With an amazing soundtrack of original music, avatar customization, and BMI calculation, Yoga Master is the ultimate yoga game! The information above is subject to change without notice. Jimmy Eat World – Surviving Foals: Friday Nights Takeover Brantley Gilbert: Ride and Play Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Blinded By The Light The Kitchen (2019) Season Premiere Sunday 10/20 at 9PM on HBO Season Premiere Tuesday 10/22 at 10/9c on TBS PlayStation Vue has your favorite sports, news and must-watch shows. The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  7. Easy Platinums Ep. 13: Energy Cycle - HTG
  8. Last week, we asked you to grab a paintbrush and create something beautiful in the heartwarming world of Concrete Genie. After seeing our Photo Mode gallery and making a few Genies, you shared your masterpieces with us using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights: BadGamerElite showed off one a finished masterpiece painting. Ash walks into the Lighthouse triumphantly in this share by Ceythian. EZ_takayoshi shared artwork that glows in the night. lorsteibel shared a friendly Genie who seemed most pleased. The art makes it down into the Waterways in this share from Michael_Jambor. Ash shares a moment with the bullies in this emotional share by PixelProtocol. Search #PS4Share and #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in next week’s Share of the Week? Theme: Control – Photo Mode Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, October 23 Next week, we’re headed back into the surreal world of Control. Share moments using the game’s newly released Photo Mode with #PS4share and #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. View the full article
  9. We’re very excited to launch Crossroads Elegy, Episode Three of our Wintermute story mode on October 22, free for all owners of The Long Dark. It’s been nearly 10 months since we released the Redux version of our Episodes One and Two, so we know fans are curious to know more about the story of Mackenzie and Astrid. What happened to Astrid once she escaped the convicts in Milton? How does her story overlap with Mackenzie’s? Will we find out more about the mysterious hardcase, and her reasons for risking the plane ride to remote Great Bear Island? What is happening in Perseverance Mills, and why is she so desperate to get there? The Long Dark is known for being one of the most rigorous survival sandbox games available on PlayStation 4, but it also has a thoughtful narrative mode. In Episode Three, we get to see a different side of survival — Astrid isn’t only tending to her own survival needs, but, as a doctor, she has to make tough decisions about how far she’ll go to help other people survive. She’ll have to use her skills as a doctor to diagnose survivors, and treat their injuries and afflictions if she’s going to keep them alive. She’ll explore the vast wilderness of Pleasant Valley, searching for the survivors of a terrible plane crash in the mountains. And she’ll tangle with our most dangerous wildlife yet — the Timberwolves — who work in packs and hunt you mercilessly unless you can break their morale. It’s how the player’s survival choices interweave with the story of the survivors in Thomson’s Crossing that makes Episode Three a unique game within the survival genre — a truly narrative survival experience that builds on a foundation of sandbox gameplay over five years in the making. In Episodes One and Two, we learned more about Great Bear, the mysterious Aurora, and experienced the first parts of the Wintermute story from Mackenzie’s point of view. We hope you enjoy stepping into Dr. Astrid Greenwood’s boots in Episode Three: Crossroads Elegy. See you in the Quiet Apocalypse! View the full article
  10. Hello! It’s Sasu Kemppainen, Team Jolly Roger’s design lead, happy to pronounce our gravitational space artillery game, Worbital, finally releases today on Playstation 4! To celebrate, I thought to take a step back and look at the one element that makes Worbital Worbital and, basically, started it all: COSMIC CHAOS! Worbital is a real-time strategy game where players control their planets, build artillery and target shots through the solar system in hopes of destroying their enemy planets. Gravitational hijinks and explosions galore. The idea is actually ripped from our previous game, Interplanetary — a realistic planet-to-planet combat game with a hard sci-fi aesthetic. It was a long project, and by the end, I started to feel exhausted with the game’s serious nature. Can’t I have a superturbo laser and fire a hole into that planet, causing a chain reaction destroying the solar system? No, that wouldn’t be realistic. But, it would be fun. Enter Worbital, the chaotic space artillery game where we could put anything we had previously held back on! Planet explosions, spaceships, collisions, black holes… Same premise, different perspective! You could call it “cathartic game development.” Define “Fun” We wanted to unleash our creativity, so we set up a rule for the new project: fun above all. If a weapon is fun, it goes in, no matter how weird. A conflict between game balance and fun? We decide in favor of fun. For example: I decided early on that players should be able to use specific tactics to derail any planet from their orbit, causing them to drift freely in the solar system. Planetary collisions, ahoy! Of course, this would come with a mechanic that allows high-recoil weapons to steer their planets while derailed, making it also a valid offensive option. To this day, derail tactics are strong, but so fun! We’ve since developed even more ways to counter them, and despite our “rule of fun,” Worbital has kept surprisingly well balanced. Generating Chaos After early testing, it became clear that the loudest screams of excitement came whenever something unexpected happened; a clear sign that we could use more of this “randomness.” We wanted to surprise players at every turn and create many elements that could work together to cause surprising results and, therefore, hype. Our two main ingredients: the weapons and the solar system itself. The solar system is ruled by its gravity. Any projectile, debris, asteroid or derailed planet drifts towards nearby gravity wells, such as other planets. The amount of drifting asteroids steadily rises as the match goes on, increasing chaos. These things can blow up a planet. And the drifting planet fragments might destroy another planet. Maybe even the sun? Hope you have your defenses ready. Or, you can use your weapons to take advantage of the chaos! You have ways of redirecting asteroids and planets at your enemy, so overwhelm them and bind them into explosive chain reactions! As an added layer, your weapons interact not only with the solar system, but with other weapons as well. Sure, you can shoot down enemy projectiles, but what happens when you cross your laser beam with theirs? How about using your Flamethrower to “fire up” a Mist Dispersion? Just… don’t activate an Overcharger built right next to another Overcharger… As a sort of a sandbox with mechanics playing together to unexpected results, Worbital has often managed to surprise even us developers. I wonder what strategies will be discovered as we launch on PS4? Worbital is out today on PS4. It’s available in English, French, German, Spanish and even Finnish! View the full article
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  12. We’ve been adding new ways to play Blood & Truth ever since our PS VR action blockbuster launched earlier this year. Game updates to date have included New Game+ and online leaderboards, as well as a Hard mode and Skeet challenges. Today, we’re putting a different spin on things with the addition of five new Gun Skill challenges; each designed to test different aspects of your weapons handling and technique. For experienced players, these present the perfect opportunity to jump back into the game, play in some surprising new ways and further develop your skills, while showcasing your mastery on our leaderboards. Let’s take a look at what challenges await. Quick Draw Swap modern-day London for the Old West in this quick draw dueling challenge. Holster your revolver, approach your target, and be ready to draw and fire when they turn hostile! Gunslingers with the reflexes required to defeat an entire posse will be rewarded with bonuses and a bronze trophy awaits any bounty hunter able to complete all duels in one attempt. And remember, in the Old West, not all opponents fight with honor, so be wary of ambushes between duels! Pro tip: If playing with PS Move controllers, try fanning the hammer with your off-hand to boost your fire rate! Pistol Spinning Players may have already discovered the joys of pistol spinning, and perhaps even developed a knack for it! If so, then good news – you can now put this impressive trick to practical use! In this challenge, you activate targets using pistol spinning. Call up as many as you dare before stopping to shoot, but don’t let them time out! Lights will display your available targets, and track your hits and misses. Can you take out an eight target sequence in one go? Achieve this feat to earn a shiny bronze trophy! Pro tip: If you’re struggling to get your spinning up to speed, try twirling the gun in a figure-eight motion! Mechanism Hone your multitasking skills in this timed survival challenge. Drive gears with levers to reveal time-boosting targets. Perform well, and you’ll unlock additional levers and higher-value targets! While a keen eye and steady aim will serve you well in this challenge, the key to success will come from mastering control over the mechanism itself. Drive gears faster to uncover more targets, then slow (or even reverse) them to help you take a tricky shot! Pro tip: As soon as extra levers become active, be sure to make use of them to dramatically increase your scoring options. Color Coded All of you Blood & Truth veterans out there may already consider yourselves dual-wielding experts, but let’s be honest; you favor one hand over the other, right? Not an option in this challenge! In this dual-pistols time trial, you must shoot color-coded targets with matching weapons. Successful hits build up your score multiplier, but any misplaced shots reset your streak, so check your targets! String together a combo of 20 colored targets and a bronze-colored trophy awaits! Pro tip: This challenge is all about getting into a good rhythm! Just don’t get so in the zone that you’re caught out by an unexpected color change! Hot Swapping The color-coded targets make a return for this final challenge, but this time with an additional tactical twist! Maneuver your way through this time trial with a rifle and pistol loadout, swapping weapons intelligently to respond to threats both near and far. Test your skills to the limit in a range of combat scenarios; from vantage-point sharpshooting to close-quarters room-clearing! Pro tip: Think tactically to anticipate weapon swaps. While crossing open ground you should be using the pistol, and once fortified behind cover, you’ll be needing your rifle. *Internet connection required to download new update and access online leaderboards. View the full article
  13. Finally, a game that unleashes the full power of the PlayStation 4. Now that Obra Dinn is coming to your favorite system, I thought it’d be interesting to look back at how the game’s visual style came about and how it evolved over the years of development. 1987 Called A Mac Plus and some of the games I played as a kid. The original motivation for Obra Dinn was simple: I wanted to make a modern 3D game that looked like the old 1-bit games I played on my family’s Macintosh Plus while growing up. That system had a tiny but crisp 9″ black and white monitor with 512×342 square pixels. I always loved how games on this Mac looked, and after finishing Papers Please in 2014, my first thought was to throw things back to 1987 and experiment with 3D in 1-bit. A: Title screen mockup, implementation in Unity, and initial in-game result. B: Early 3D scene geometry and style tests. Using Unity, things came together quickly in the beginning. The title screen was first, where I got a loose handle on using dithering techniques to make the high-contrast black & white pixels look like more gradual shades of gray. For the 3D style, I decided to prioritize legibility above all else. Even though the inspiration came from the 1-bit limitation, I wanted to make a full proper game of it and do my best to keep players from thinking this limitation was just an annoying excess. Focusing on legibility basically meant two things: 1) outlines on geometry and 2) careful dithering. A: The same scene with and without outlines. B: Original grayscale image and dithered output. Outlines On Geometry Clear outlines on the geometry like this make understanding the 3D space much easier. You wouldn’t want these if obscuring things was important, or if the draw distance was far enough that outlines on distant objects would clutter the view. Luckily neither of those were issues with the overall theme of the game, or the environmental spaces on the Obra Dinn. Careful Dithering Dithering 1-bit images to make them appear to have more shades is a well-known technique, but I stumbled onto a few important nuances early on. First, different dither patterns are good for different things. Grid-like Bayer patterns reproduce a range more accurately and random-like Blue Noise patterns feel more organic. The most important thing I realized though is that the game’s low resolution (originally 640×360), when stretched to fullscreen, conflicted badly with the mechanisms that make dithering work. The size of each individual pixel was so physically large that my eyes had trouble combining the dithered patterns of black and white back into shades of gray. Ultimately, the most important part of using dithering was to use it as little as possible. And so I carried on developing the game with these points in mind. B: What the engine renders, before post-processing and after. A: Top deck progress. Couple years between these frames. Fast Forward Four years later, in 2018, I’d built most of the content for the game and it looked like the thing might be finished soon. After working on non-graphical stuff for so long, I took a moment to reflect on what I had with the visuals. It wasn’t great. In a small window, the visuals worked well. But stretched to a full 27″ screen two feet from my face, it was exactly what I feared: a solid case for never making a full-length low-resolution 1-bit game. The huge pixels, high-contrast colors, and dithering effects were just too uncomfortable for long periods of play. If you’ve ever played a slightly-off VR game then you’ll know the feeling. At that point, the content and design side of the game was too far along to give up on the whole thing so instead I focused my efforts on solving this fullscreen problem. The first try was to experiment with more stylized dithering patterns. Dither pattern experiments. This looked pretty cool but diverged from the original vision of the game so much that I felt there must be a better way. After more experimentation, I settled on a new dithering technique that attempted to unify the 3D camera with the game’s 2D dither patterns, making the output less flickery without affecting the style. Standard screen-mapped dithering (left) and Obra Dinn’s more stable sphere-mapped dither. Coupled with a slight resolution increase to 800×450, the game finally felt good enough to ship. A couple months later that’s exactly what happened and the game was released on desktops. And now, one year later, it’s hitting PS4. Credit for getting it onto the system goes to the talented team at Warp Digital Entertainment, who did all the technical work of porting the game, and of course to Unity Technologies for their fantastic multi-platform engine. If you do check out the game, I hope you enjoy it. Yes, it has a Platinum Trophy. View the full article
  14. Burnout Paradise Remastered: 100th Platinum Celeb-racin'! - HTG
  15. Burnout Paradise Remastered: 100th Platinum Celeb-racin'! - HTG
  16. October is always an exciting time for baseball fans, which is why I’m thrilled to announce the MLB The Show 19 PS4 Tournaments: Fall Cup for gamers in the U.S. and Canada. No matter your skill level, you will be able to compete against both friends and others in the PlayStation community. Starting today, you can sign up to compete for over $25,000 in prizing. There will be weekly prizing worth up to $4,000 in in-game currency for competitors and a $10,000 grand prize for the best of the best. The tournament is open to eligible participants, with the first qualifier beginning this Saturday, October 19, and the last one on November 10. There will be two qualifiers happening per weekend and the final will be on November 16. And for PS Plus subscribers, MLB The Show 19 is free this month — so don’t miss your opportunity. Remember, you can watch exclusive videos about current trends in esports and how to be a better competitor on the recently launched Competition Center in the US. Visit compete.playstation.com for additional details and to sign up now for all tournaments. For Canadian competitors, you can sign up here. Restrictions apply. Active PS Plus membership required for most tournaments. See each tournament’s official rules for more information. View the full article
  17. Hi, my name is Roberto Semprebene. I’m Studio Manager at Storm in a Teacup and our teslapunk horror adventure game Close to the Sun is coming to PS4 on October 29. Close to the Sun is set in an alternative reality, where the inventions of Nikola Tesla changed the world forever. During development we had a lot of chances to play with styles and technologies, anticipating how both artistic currents and scientific innovation might have developed in our world. Nikola Tesla was a genius and it’s not hard to imagine how he could have driven humanity to new heights. The Helios and everything you’ll find on board is a tribute to his personality and great mind. One of the things we had to think carefully around was how people might get about such a huge ship, a method of transportation proving necessary in terms of lore and mechanically for both the gameplay and narrative. At the very beginning we had the idea to create a system of elevators that could move not only vertically but also horizontally — but this solution felt clumsy and lacked the grandeur we were looking for. The railway system was probably the first method of transportation ever to be electrified (as it was moved originally by steam), this gave us the perfect tool to work with, something we could imagine within the lore of the game, it’s hard to imagine a method of transportation more industrial and grand… who ever heard of a ship with an internal railway?! Our first reference was the London Tube, but we didn’t want to create a “normal” train, so we also took inspiration from the cableways, mixing them with the metro stations concept. This way, instead of a long row of wagons, single carts could run on an intricate system of ceiling rails. We spent a long time on the cart’s design and during the game the player has the chance to experience them from many different perspectives: inside, outside… in flames… destroyed… flying off the rails as a potential hazard… The result: very satisfying and very, very teslapunk! The stations themselves appear frequently throughout Close to the Sun, so we wanted them to be as interesting and grand as possible. While they had to maintain their common style throughout the game, we enjoyed taking inspiration from real locations around the world — the apartments station has a more iconic look, like Grand Central Station in New York, while the Tesla Tower Station entrance is reminiscent of Paris Metropolitain. Rose’s journey through the Helios to save her sister won’t be easy and you’ll need to rely on the metro to reach different areas and experience the breathtaking environments we’ve created for the game. The metro cart, like many other inventions on the Helios, can be very dangerous — technology is morally neutral, but it can turn into a weapon even if don’t mean for it to; sometimes our inability to use it, or our neglect, can make it into a deadly tool. We hope you’ll join us aboard the Helios on October 29 to experience Close to the Sun! View the full article
  18. Returning to a game as deep and customizable as Monster Hunter World after a month away intimidated me at first. But like a musician picking up their chosen instrument after years away, my muscle memory kicked into satisfying results. I was surprised by how quickly I felt at home once again, swinging my hammer into monsters’ faces. Even more surprising is how Iceborne redefines what an “expansion” can be. A host of new monsters to hunt, a frosty land to explore, and gameplay tweaks make this feel closer to a true sequel. Seasoned hunters can dive right into a new Master Rank echelon of quests, foes, and craftable gear. Iceborne also features various systems that allow newer players to join the hunt with little difficulty: The Hunter Helper feature incentives series veterans to help lower-rank hunters with rewards, hopefully making it easier to find a helping hand, and the hardy Guardian Armor set gives newcomers a fighting chance against Master Rank monsters. No reason to tuck tail if you’re brand-new! The true appeal of Iceborne is the expanding bestiary of monsters to hunt. The aforementioned Beotodus is a brand-new monster, boasting subterranean traversal, icy armor, and a fearsome lunge attack. The antlered Banbaro charges into battle, uprooting entire trees and trampling you into oblivion. The flagship Elder Dragon, Velkhana, soars with a frigid majesty that almost makes you feel bad when carving materials off it (almost…). These tough new threats will challenge even the most seasoned hunters. Iceborne’s monstrous roster also features a variety of altered subspecies to shake up beasts from the core game. The Coral Pukei-Pukei subspecies blasts pressurized water instead of the original monster’s deadly poison. Fulgar Anjanath crackles with electricity, which charges up its overall power. These subspecies shake up combat against familiar Monster Hunter: World creatures so much they’re essentially brand-new encounters. Returning favorites from the long-running Monster Hunter series trample their way to Iceborne, as well. The intimidating Glavenus sharpens its razor-sharp tail with its own teeth (how metal is that?!), then attacks with a flurry of red-hot slashes. The brutish Tigrex also returns – a ferocious wyvern whose wings have evolved into powerful legs. The list goes on, but new players who haven’t battled these behemoths before should prepare for intense, thrilling battles. This is one of the fiercest lineups in the series’ history. Iceborne offers robust new gameplay mechanics in addition to its frosty new environment and monsters. The Clutch Claw adds a new layer of strategy to every battle, letting hunters can latch onto specific monster parts. Trying to slice off a Rathian’s tail? Clutch Claw onto it from a distance and slice away. Is your target fleeing from the area? Hasten the chase with a well-timed grapple. The Clutch Claw blends seamlessly with the Monster Hunter experience, but it’s not an instant-win button — hunters would do well to strategize their use of the Claw, lest their quarry buck them right off, leaving them vulnerable to counterattack. On a deeper gameplay level, Capcom has even shaken up — and added new — weapon combos. For example, in the core game, a solid Great Sword strategy for landing a powerful true charge attack involved canceling animations with a tackle. Iceborne allows players to fire their Slinger ammo at monsters mid-combo to segue into a big attack. Nuances like these help even tried-and-true weapons feel fresh. Hammer-loving hunters can also Clutch Claw straight onto a monster after an uppercut, and Switch Axe players get a useful new combo that increases the utility of the weapon’s axe mode. Iceborne is an expansion so massive and rich that it feels like a true sequel. The Clutch Claw grappling mechanic, frosty locales, and inventive monsters (new threats and returning favorites), coalesce into an irresistible co-op adventure. This expansion is more than a fun excuse to return to an excellent game, it’s the best the series has ever been. View the full article
  19. Hi, gang! [sits down on backwards chair] We here at Jackbox Games make five party games a year and release them in a pack called — ingeniously — The Jackbox Party Pack. We’re on Party Pack 6 this year (available for PS4 tomorrow, October 17) and we’re more excited than ever about this set of games. How is that possible? Well, just like a healthy marriage or the veggie crisper in your fridge, we keep things fresh. Each game has a new mechanic, core concept, or function that we’ve never tried before. And we’d like to highlight a few of those here! We brought back fan-favorite Trivia Murder Party and we’ve called it — ingeniously — Trivia Murder Party 2. We added all-new trivia, a load of new minigames, and a whole new backdrop (ever been to a haunted murder hotel?). We also listened to our international audience and delivered on a cool new function. You can turn off the America questions! Yep, that means that if you toggle the “Filter US-centric Questions” button in Settings, you won’t get any questions about our weird version of football. Joke Boat is a head-to-head joke writing competition. Because there is so much user-generated content, we wanted a function that gives players an extra layer of privacy and control. Introducing: passwords! If you opt for password protection, you can control who can play the game (writing jokes), while anyone with the room code can still join the audience (voting on the jokes). We put this in place especially to help our dear friends, streamers, keep games safe, civil, and troll-free. Push the Button pushed the envelope in a lot of ways. It’s our first top down isometric game and has one continuous timer. Also, our design for how the controller (your mobile device) looks and works is our most ambitious yet. Since it’s a hidden identity game where you gather data on your fellow space passengers, the controller tracks everyone’s answers and makes them available for future reference. That way, when you make your big accusation, you have exhibits A-F to back it up. We want you to be the best alien detectives you can be, and we built a slick controller to get you there. With Dictionarium, we had the goal of making a quick game with a minimal learning curve. We worked to design a three-round game that you can get in and out of in 10 minutes. We like the idea that you can either use Dictionarium as a palate cleanser after a longer, intense game (see: Push the Button) or you can play a bunch in a row. We added a cool new function that allows you to save your entries, so you can flip through your personal archive whenever you want. (Don’t worry, you can also delete them if they’re too unhinged!) For Role Models, we knew that we’d have to get creative with the controller. The object of this game is to assign your friends weird roles (e.g. Which grandmother name are you?). We tried out a bunch of different ways to match players with roles and the one we loved the most? A drag n’ drop. You drag your friend’s name and drop them into their role. Even after you’ve arranged everyone, you can swap them around. It’s very satisfying to tap and drag your friends around your phone and we think even Meemaw will dig it. Oh, and one more thing: All five games in The Jackbox Party Pack 6 have subtitles! We’ve been wanting to add that feature for a while now and we’re happy to report that this year they’re in. We’d love to hear what you think of this year’s pack, so share your thoughts below. Happy partying! View the full article
  20. Screams of terror, or joy? We’ll let you decide during PlayStation Store’s Halloween Sale, featuring deals up to 50% off. Shut the doors, close the windows, and padlock yourself in with iconic franchises like Mortal Kombat 11 and Resident Evil 2. Or embark on gripping oceanic adventure-gone-wrong in The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. Check out the full lineup of ghoulish games below, but don’t freeze in terror — this sale ends on 11/1 at 8am PT. 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  22. Control has been out for a little while now and we are so grateful for how enthusiastic everyone has been about the game. Such an overwhelmingly positive response from our community, our friends at game development studios worldwide, and our friends and families has exceeded all our expectations. You even liked the duck, and the plants! Thank you so much! It has been wonderful to see such support across the board for our weird game. You inspire us to be better and work harder every day. Control‘s journey isn’t over, though. We have new content in the pipeline, but before that, the first thing the next game update will have is the much requested Photo Mode, which we’ll be bringing to you in update 1.04. The best news is that this update will be out tomorrow, October 16! With its Brutalist hallways, big open spaces and strange things creeping in from other dimensions, Control has a very striking aesthetic. Every Sector of the Bureau has a unique look and color palette. Not to mention that Jesse’s supernatural abilities can leave a devastating effect on the environment and the Hiss-corrupted enemies. Considering all these strong visuals, there was no question that a Photo Mode was something we needed to do for Control. It’s a chance for you to express your creativity, and put your mark on the world we’ve built by capturing the moments that matter to you. Photo Mode can be accessed through the Options Menu. To control how the camera moves, use the Left and Right Thumb Sticks. The L2 and R2 buttons will pan it up or down. The Photo Mode menu has two tabs, one that lets you change some specific options that you would find in a regular camera, and another where you can select different filters or hide Jesse or other characters from the world. In the Camera tab, you can: Roll the camera by degrees while pointing it at the same subject Broaden or tighten the Field of View Change the Focus Distance Adjust the Aperture and determine the depth of field In the Filters tab, you can hide Jesse or hide all other characters (or both!), or use any of the ten different filters that come with the Photo Mode. You can also reset the shot by pressing Square, and hide the UI by pressing Triangle. We can’t wait to see the shots you create! Share them with us on social media using the #ControlRemedy hashtag. What’s next for Control? Like we said, we are working on new content and we couldn’t leave you hanging like that, so… at the end of this year we’ll be releasing a free gameplay mode for all our players. Everyone who owns Control will be getting the challenging Expeditions mode, in which Jesse will need to complete different objectives within a set time to get powerful rewards. But be on your guard – every Expedition that Jesse undertakes will come with different modifiers that make the encounter extra tricky. View the full article
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  25. Hi, my name is Amir, and I’m a team leader at Dead Mage Studios. Our upcoming game, Children of Morta, is a rogue-lite action RPG launching tomorrow on PS4. In our game, players lead an extraordinary family of guardians in their struggling battle against Corruption that is spreading across their homeland. The family’s name is Bergsons and players will hack ’n’ slash with them through procedurally generated dungeons, caves and lands as they are supposed to in that kind of a game. But despite the genre being more focused on gameplay mechanics, replayability and randomness, we decided that between cutting their way through monster-packed procedurally generated biomes, players will experience an engaging story. This proved to be a challenge because we needed to write linear, overarching narrative and blend it into a game that features a lot of random elements. At first, we needed to pick up the main story events that will shape a meaningful narrative. The design of the family house, where you return every time after being defeated in the dungeons, helped us a lot. We didn’t use standard cutscenes. Instead of that, we have dynamic narration and main story events are only possible when players meet certain goals. So you could do two or three dungeons runs and there will be no scenes between them and then, after the next one, you’ll witness another part of the narrative. We also use environmental story-telling, supporting texts in the in-game encyclopedia, where players can sink further into the game lore, and randomized narrative events to complement the main narrative and remind the gamer about its current state. An example of the randomized narrative events is a wolf cub scene that players can encounter in one of the dungeons. The animal is surrounded by monsters, and if we manage to save the cub it will lead to an optional crumb of story and optional side-quest where you must search for ingredients to make medicine for the animal to be fully healed. Only then the kids at home will be playing with the cub and that part of the plot will be finished. Those kinds of side events are always tied to the main story. While their appearance is randomly generated, they never feel out of context. We hope we successfully overcame all the challenges and managed to do something that is not common in the genre — tell a compelling, consistent story in a game that is heavily depending on randomness. Try it out tomorrow on PS4! View the full article
  26. Concrete Genie, the second release from San Mateo-based studio Pixelopus, is out now on PS4! The PlayStation.Blog team is still playing through the game, mostly because we can’t help stopping every two minutes to snap images of Ash and his colorful friends on their journey to restore color and life to the town of Denska. Concrete Genie’s Photo Mode has the bells and whistles you’d expect: temperature, contrast, vignette, depth of field, rotation sliders, and more are all present and accounted for. When composing many of the shots below, I actually found that outside of tweaking the temperature and enabling depth of field, I didn’t need to change much to capture a stunning image. Speaking of stunning, I took these photos on PS4 Pro — feel free to click through on each one to view the full image. The “replay” function shines here, too: Simply hit the Square button while in Photo Mode and watch a replay of your art appear on your concrete canvas piece-by-piece before your very eyes. Panning the camera during the replay can make for some interesting shots — I’d love to see what some of the talented videographers out there can come up with! Expect this gallery to expand as we play through the rest of the game. Of course, we’d love to see your shots as well! To that effect, the star of this week’s edition of Share of the Week just so happens to be Concrete Genie, so go ahead and start sharing those captures on Twitter with #PSBlog and #PS4Share now — your photos might just end up on this here Blog! View Full Gallery View the full article
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  29. Next week’s got something for everyone — especially if you’re interested in outer space exploration, madcap party game compilations, or lo-fi mystery-solvin’. Outer Wilds makes the jump to PS4, offering a mysterious universe for players to explore in 22-minute loops. I’m trying to go into this one as blind as possible so forgive me if this intro isn’t as descriptive as I usually write them. I think it’s safe to say the Jackbox Party Pack compilations have achieved “legendary” status at this point, right? I’m rolling with it. The legendary Jackbox Party Pack series returns with its sixth set of party games, including Trivia Murder Party 2, the excellently named Dictionarium, and a whole bunch more. Finally, Return of the Obra Dinn puts PS4 players in the boots of an insurance investigator (stay with me) equipped with a time-altering device assigned the unenviable task of finding out just what happened to the crew of the titular ship. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! Children of Morta PS4 — Digital With the Corruption spreading through the land, guardians of the Mountain Morta have to stand up against the ancient evil. But… it’s not a story about saving the universe. It’s a story about a valiant family standing together while the world around them is being devoured by darkness. Doors & Rooms PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) Don’t question why. Just open the doors and escape! Simple yet fatally addictive. See through the tricks and find hints for your escape! Never-ending battle of wits against the developers. Be careful, though: one mistake can cost you everything. Draw A Stickman: Epic 2 PS4 — Digital (Out 10/16) Imagination is the key, as you enter a magical storybook land full of mystery and wonder, unusual creatures and enigmatic puzzles. Create your own original stickman and then watch it come to life in Draw A Stickman: Epic 2 and the Drawn Below expansion. Driven Out PS4 — Digital (Out 10/18) Driven Out is a challenging 2D side-scroller with deliberate combat and beautiful 16-bit retro aesthetic. A farmer is forced from her home into a dangerous world in upheaval, forced to fight dangerous fantastical creatures. Felix The Reaper PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) Felix works at The Ministry of Death and is in love with Betty The Maiden from The Ministry of Life. He believes that going to the human world as a field reaper will enable him to one day meet her. Hence he’s taken the job of making sure people die — and taught himself to dance to impress the love of his life. The Fisherman – Fishing Planet PS4 — Digital, Retail The gold standard for fishing games, now available in a complete version with no microtransactions! Experience all the fun of the sport and hone your skills in single-player or multiplayer mode. Exclusive content: the new map of Creuse in France, the trolling technique and four new fish. Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) Get ready for the apeX of 2D action! Inti Creates brings you speedy and stylish 2D action the likes of which you’ve never seen before! Experience the apeX of 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX! The Jackbox Party Pack 6 PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) It’s the wildest Party Pack yet, with the absurd deathmatch Trivia Murder Party 2, the weird word circus Dictionarium, the hidden identity game Push The Button, the comedy contest Joke Boat and the offbeat personality test Role Models. Use your phones or tablets as controllers and play with up to 10 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000! Just Ignore Them PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Growing up we all knew that one kid who was absolutely terrified of the dark and convinced that there were monsters hiding under his bed, but what if it were true? Just Ignore Them is a Point and Click game that revolves around a boy named Mark, who is locked in a never-ending chase to escape the monsters that pursue him. Megaquarium PS4 — Digital (Out 10/18) A theme park management tycoon game with an aquatic twist. Design your displays, look after your fish, manage your staff and keep your guests happy! It’s all in a day’s work as the curator of your very own Megaquarium. Monkey King: Hero Is Back PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/17) A new chapter in the Chinese legend of Journey to the West is about to unfold! Based on the animated film Monkey King: Hero Is Back, this adaptation pits the Great Sage himself, Sun Wukong, newly freed after 500 years of imprisonment, with Liuer, a young boy who looks up to the Monkey King in a journey that brings them close together. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors PS4 — Digital Recreate the golden era of 90s arcade games with Taito’s impressive reboot of one of the best Japanese side-scrolling beat-em-up games of all time! Armed with diamond sharp steel, android ninjas turn their bodies into raging cyclones – kicking and slashing through wave after wave of enemies in a dystopian future. Outer Wilds PS4 — Digital Outer Wilds is an open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. The planets are packed with hidden locations that change with the passage of time. Pig Eat Ball PS4 — Digital (Out 10/18) Pig Eat Ball is a top-down, action-adventure about eating, getting fat, and barfing on things to solve levels. Explore 20 giant space stations and solve your way through over 200 action-puzzle levels using new, arcade-style mechanics. Plants Vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 10/18) Kick some grass in Plants vs. Zombies Battle for Neighborville, the wackiest shooter yet! Unearth 20 fully customizable character classes at launch in one social region, three free-roam regions, one PvE mode, six PvP modes, including Battle Arena, and more! Return of the Obra Dinn PS4 — Digital (Out 10/18) In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point and was declared lost at sea. In 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port with damaged sails and no visible crew. Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is an open world, exploration and farming adventure full of quests and discovery. You’re ship-wrecked on a mysterious archipelago. It’s up to you to survive and solve the mysteries deep in the heart of the islands, then finally escape! Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition PS4 — Digital (Out 10/17) Travis Strikes Again, Beam Katana charged and ready! He’s been sucked into the legendary Death Drive Mk II games console, where anyone who collects all the Death Balls has their wishes granted (…or do they?) Play as Travis, Badman and – if you’re a bad enough dude – even Shinobu and Bad Girl! Wands PS VR — Digital Wands a first-person VR experience that offers fast-paced magic duels against other players online. Equip your wand with a wide variety of spells and battle other Wielders for fame, power, and glory in the fantastic realms of The Beyond. Explore new spells and hone your skills in your secret workshop in between battles. Warzone VR PS VR — Digital Warzone VR is a first-person VR shooter that features large maps, drivable vehicles, an arsenal of weapons and a progression system. The game has several modes, including: Solo (free-for-all), Team, Roam and Practice (shooting range) where you can interact and play with all of the weapons in the game. Worbital PS4 — Digital (Out 10/18) With the shifting gravity at work, aim your cannons, blast your enemies and enjoy the fireworks. Worbital is a strategic real-time artillery game in space, peppered with a heavy dose of cosmic chaos. The goal: be the last civilization standing! Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip PS4 — Digital, Retail Zombieland: Double Tap- Road Trip is a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter featuring local co-op multiplayer for up to four players. Play as your favorite heroes from the original as well as new unlockable characters from the upcoming sequel. The information above is subject to change without notice. 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  30. Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hello, dear listener! Listen in to this week’s Blogcast for first impressions of Concrete Genie, a peek at next week’s new releases, and a spirited discussion about who would be on a hypothetical physical PlayStation currency. Enjoy the show! Stuff We Talked About Concrete Genie PlayStation 5! PS4’s 7.00 update Special Ops mode in Modern Warfare Girls Make Games Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Real-life HUD elements we’d want embedded into our vision Who would be on a PlayStation five-dollar bill? The Cast Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA Kristen Zitani – Social Media Specialist, SIEA Tim Turi – Senior Social Media Specialist, SIEA Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
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