Just in time for Halloween, Sony is adding five new games to its PlayStation Now service.

Available from today, PlayStation Now subscribers and play Days Gone, MediEvil, Friday the 13th, Rad, and Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince.

Bend Studios’ 2019 PS4 title Days Gone finds you facing down hordes of undead (Freakers) which are meandering through the post-apocalyptic world while riding around on your motorbike. You play the role of former outlaw biker Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter, who will scavage through abandoned settlements for equipment to craft valuable items and weapons. You can also interact with other survivors in the game.

Days Gone is available until January 5, 2021.

If you’re not familiar with the MediEvil series, it stars Sir Daniel Fortesque who has been resurrected unwittingly by the evil sorcerer Zarok. The evil-doer had cast a spell over the kingdom of Gallowmere to awaken his undead army … Read the rest

This is my absolute favorite time of the console cycle: the time when everyone is talking about next-generation systems, but before anyone actually has them. This sweet spot means that lots of people have very strong opinions, but no solid hands-on facts to back them up – a magical combination that gives rise to countless online arguments.

If you get caught up in one of these “debates” (or if you actively seek them out like I do), you need the right syllogistic skills to score a win and leave your opponents humiliated and incorrect. All of these arguments basically go the exact same way when handled properly, so I’ve assembled the following responses that will help guide you to a decisive victory and all the internet accolades that entails.

Step 1: “lol stupid [Microsoft/Sony] fan”

Imagine that you are just minding your own business online when you see a post/tweet/comment … Read the rest

Xbox Live

Galacide

Puny Human

$14.99
Xbox One X Enhanced
Galacide combines the frenzied action of classic space shooters with the focused, fast-thinking tactics of puzzlers. Choose from a variety of ships, each equipped with unique features and abilities. Embark on your mission to tunnel through the strengthening alien invasion, find the source, and save the galaxy!

Go it alone or assemble a squad of your friends to battle in the most unforgiving corners of the universe!

In Galacide, you must carefully strike a balance between fighting the enemy and tunneling through the encroaching Bitwall, as neglecting either will assuredly result in your demise. It’ll take a combination of skill, luck, and an advanced spacecraft to ensure your success.

As part of your mission to eradicate the alien invasion, you will journey across the galaxy and visit unique destinations like asteroid

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Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4958.201004-1348
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 6, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 7, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

Parties

  • Fixes to address users being unable to be heard or hear others when starting or joining chat.

Store

  • Users should no longer see PC keyboard shortcuts
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In early lockdown I decided to send a letter to my future self. It read: “I feel calmer, yoga helps. I wish I had a dog.” They say brevity is the soul of wit but I’m not sure that applies in this case. To be fair, the letter was written in Animal Crossing: New Horizons using the Nintendo Switch keyboard interface, so it’s at least a testament to my stubborn button-pressing. Luckily there are far more interesting ways to chronicle the pandemic through New Horizons: the National Videogame Museum is launching The Animal Crossing Diaries project with this in mind.

Alex Roberts, a curator at the museum, explained that the research project aims to “expand the possibilities of what it means to collect experiences in games and document how to go about doing it in an ethical and sustainable way.” The latest instalment in the Animal Crossing franchise is the … Read the rest

Microsoft has shared an impressive selection of stats relating to Xbox Game Studios, which has now launched 15 titles since it was rebranded back in February 2019.

Xbox Games Studios, the collective name under which all its first-party development studios is known, has had a great year.

As per Xbox games marketing GM Aaron Greenberg in a new post on the Xbox Wire, “1.66 billion hours [of Xbox Game Studios games] have been played [in 2020], the most ever year-to-date for Xbox Game Studios titles”.

That’s a lot of hours! The post also mentions that Sea of Thieves has surpassed 15 million players to date (up from 10 million at the start of the year). Obsidian’s first game as an Xbox studio, Grounded, has attracted 1 million players already.

Greenberg goes on to reveal that “more gameplay” for Xbox Series X and S titles will debut at some point … Read the rest

I suspect that Small World of Warcraft began its life with someone giggling about the way the two franchise names combined in an amusing way. But after that initial laugh, it must not have taken very long to realize that the popular Small World board game concept was an excellent match for the celebrated Blizzard video game. The resulting marriage has led to a tabletop game that should readily engage fans of the Warcraft universe, whether you’ve ever played the original Small World or not. Accessible rules and some gorgeous art on Small World of Warcraft’s plentiful components make this an easy choice for game night for you and your friends, especially if you’re waiting impatiently for a certain expansion to arrive.

Like the original Small World, the new World of Warcraft-themed version is an area control game, in which victory is earned by controlling as many territories around the … Read the rest

Xbox Live

FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Electronic Arts


$99.99

$89.99
FIFA 21 Dual Entitlement includes Xbox One X and Xbox Series X|S games.

PRE-ORDER* FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition and Receive:

– 3 Days Early Access
– Up to 24 Rare Gold Packs, 2 per week for 12 weeks
– Kylian Mbappé Loan Item, for 5 FUT matches
– Career Mode Homegrown Talent, local youth prospect with world-class potential
– FUT Ambassador Player Pick, choose 1 of 3 player items for 3 FUT matches
– Special Edition FUT Kits and Stadium Items

Win as one in EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21 with new ways to team up and express yourself on the street and in the stadium. Powered by Frostbite™, FIFA 21 raises the game with fresh features:

• Enjoy even bigger victories together in

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Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4948.201002-0000
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 5, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 6, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

System

  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console
    • Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go
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If you’re doing a job which involves eight hours of labor, you require some rest on the end of the day. Furthermore, technologies corresponding to 5G are also driving the cell-based VR gaming market. As an example, in Could 2020, Archiact has introduced a partnership with Migu, a subsidiary of telecom supplier China Cellular, for Archiact’s video games that might be the primary VR games be playable via Migu’s 5G cloud gaming platform, named as Migu Fast Gaming. Additionally, by partnering with Migu, Archiact states that it is able to work together to construct the future of 5G VR cloud gaming, thus making VR much more accessible. Mike Suszek: It sits nice with me when put in those phrases, truly. The concept that the definition of “sports” is increasing earlier than our very eyes is sensible. There are plenty of parallels to this; even the rising mainstream acceptance and de-geekification … Read the rest