Twinfinite

PS4 Has Shipped 113.6 Million Units; PlayStation’s Full-Year Forecast Increased by Sony

1 hour 57 minutes ago

Today Sony announced its financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2020, which relates to the period between July 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020.

First of all, we get an update on the PS4 units shipped during the latest quarter. 1.5 million units were purchased by retailers worldwide, which means that the grand total as of September 30 is at 113.6 million units (Sony had previously announced 112.1 million as of June 30).

Below you can check out an overview of the performance of the Game & Network Services business (which includes PlayStation and PlayStation Network). 

Sales for the business as a whole showcase a significant increase year-on-year (11%) due to the growth in software and PlayStation Plus sales partly offset by lower PS4 hardware sales.

Operating income shows rather massive growth year-on-year (104.9 billion yen as opposed to 65 billion yen) due to first-party software sales and PlayStation Plus sales partly offset by increased costs.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Dying Light Offers Limited-Time Left 4 Dead 2 Event and Free DLC

5 hours 6 minutes ago

Techland Games’ 2015 first-person action survival game Dying Light continues to be supported with downloadable content and new events with Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 being the focus this time.

The Left 4 Dead 2 crossover event offers a slight twist on Dying Light’s Viral Rush mode. Players will still face endless hoards of zombies, but can now set them on fire with incendiary ammo for the shotgun.

The event begins today and ends on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. ET. The event will only be available for the PC version, and can be turned off in the options menu.

Players can also grab free downloadable content that turns them into Bill, one of the main survivors from the original Left 4 Dead, and whack zombies with the two-handed melee weapon Gnome Chompski, a garden gnome that first appeared in Half-Life 2: Episode Two and then Left 4 Dead 2.

The free downloadable content is available now on PC, and will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 “a few weeks later.”

Author
Tom Meyer

Tags

Ubisoft Renames Uplay+ to Ubisoft+; Coming to Stadia and Amazon Luna

5 hours 43 minutes ago

Ubisoft’s monthly subscription service Uplay+ has been renamed to Ubisoft+, the company announced today.

Similar to Xbox Game Pass and the recently restructured EA Play, the service launched last year and offered access to over 100 of the publisher’s games on PC only for $14.99 per month.

According to the announcement, the name change is the only change to the subscription service itself.

The company also announced that Ubisoft+ will be coming to Amazon’s cloud gaming service Luna on Nov. 10. Amazon Luna launched last month with its own game channel, Luna+, and said it would be partnering with Ubisoft to have their own channel.

The Ubisoft+ channel will launch into beta and existing subscribers can request an invitation and access the channel through the cloud platform for no additional cost during the beta.

The subscription service will also launch on Google Stadia “by the end of the year” and will not require a premium Stadia Pro subscription, only a free Stadia account.

The company said upcoming games Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Immortals Fenyx Rising will be available on the cloud services and players can even pick up where they left off across devices through cross-platform progression.

Author
Tom Meyer

Tags

Microsoft Expects “Very Strong Demand” After Xbox Series X/S Launch & 40% Hardware Revenue Growth YoY

10 hours 1 minute ago

Today Microsoft hosted its quarterly financial conference call for investors and analysts, chief executive officer Satya Nadella and chief financial officer Amy Hood talked about the Xbox business.

Hood spelled Microsoft’s prediction for the current quarter (between October and December) which includes the launch of the Xbox Series X and S, and the Holiday season.

Hood mentioned that the company expects “very strong demand” following the release of the new consoles and 40% growth year-on-year in hardware revenue. This will help driving growth in overall gaming revenue between 26% and 29%.

That being said, she pretty much implicitly confirmed that the new consoles will be sold at a loss.

“In gaming, we expect revenue growth in the high 20% range. We expect very strong demand following the launch of our next-generation Xbox Series X and S consoles driving supply-constrained hardware revenue growth of approximately 40%.

We also expect a negative gross margin impact from console sales this quarter, as we invest against the growing lifetime value of the platform.

Xbox content and services revenue should grow in the low 20% range with strong engagement and continued momentum in Game Pass subscribers.

As a reminder, our outlook does not include Zenimax, which we still expect to close in the second half of the fiscal year. “

Nadella talked about the success of Game Pass and the Zenimax Media/Bethesda acquisition.

He also expressed delight for the early reviews and excitement for the upcoming Xbox Series X and S.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra Review – Ending on a Positive Note

11 hours 2 minutes ago

The release of Pokemon Sword and Shield’s second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, marks the first time in a long time I felt mildly challenged by a Pokemon game. It returns a little bit of difficulty to a series that really needs it.

For the last few generations, if you know how Pokemon is played, you can essentially sleepwalk your way through nearly everything the main Pokemon games have offered. The Crown Tundra isn’t a shift towards something exciting in terms of difficulty, but it does force you to use your brain, which is a nice change.

Unlike Isle of Armor’s tropical paradise, The Crown Tundra drops you in an icy tundra where one small town of Freezington exists. It’s filled with older people, who are the last of a generation trying to make living in harsh conditions work.

Author
Ed McGlone

Tags

Xbox Content & Services Revenue Grows 30% Year-On-Year Thanks to Game Pass & Games

11 hours ago

Today, Microsoft announced its financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2021, related to the period between July 1 and September 30.

Firstly, we get an update on the performance of the More Personal Computing business, which includes Microsoft’s gaming division and the Xbox brand.

You can find all the relevant data in the slides below.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Mount & Blade II Gets New Video Showcasing Updates to Ranged Combat, Education, & More

12 hours 2 minutes ago

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been in early access for a few months and TaleWorlds Entertainment has continued to update it actively.

Today the developer has released a new video showcasing updates to various areas of the game.

The most relevant is likely a change to how ranged combat works, with the implementation of different aiming and hold times depending on the nature of the weapon used.

We also get to see the new education system, changes to mangonels, and more.

You can watch it below.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Best Oculus Quest Games to Play Right Now

12 hours 38 minutes ago

Beat Saber

I’m pretty sure it is written somewhere that you can’t write a list of the best games for a VR headset without mentioning Beat Saber. That’s for a good reason, though, as the game is simply one of the best experiences not just in VR but gaming in general.

Author
Noah Howell

Tags

Indigo Prophecy Remastered Collector’s Edition Is Now Available for Preorder

14 hours 52 minutes ago

It has been a few years since Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy received a remastered version for PlayStation 4, but fans of the touched-up version of the game will soon be able to add it to their hard-copy library.

In a post to their official Twitter account made on Oct. 27, the game’s developer Quantic Dream revealed that a hard-copy collector’s edition is now available for pre-order on their official site. The edition is priced at €69,99, or roughly $82.78 before taxes.

The collector’s edition includes a hard copy of the remastered version of the game for PlayStation 4 in a custom steelbook case; reversible cover art, with one side denoting the Fahrenheit title while the other offers the Indigo Prophecy design; art cards, stickers and a poster based on the game’s art; and a CD which includes music from the game as well as an array of artwork from the game.

The Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy collector’s edition doesn’t yet have a set release date, though it is slated for release sometime in early December. Those interested in preordering the edition can do so here.

First released in 2005, Indigo Prophecy served as a precursor to Quantic Dream’s better known titles like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. It was praised for its story, and stood out upon its release thanks to its dialogue and choice-driven narrative.

Author
Keenan McCall

Tags

Best Animal Crossing Halloween House and Island Designs So Far in 2020

15 hours 3 minutes ago

‘Tis the season to be spooky, and Animal Crossing fans from all around the world have been working hard on creating the perfect Halloween home for their island in New Horizons. We’ve taken a look at some of the Animal Crossing Halloween designs and have compiled a list (in no particular order) of some spectacularly scary houses and islands for you to get inspired by. If these don’t give you some haunting Halloween ideas to bring into your own island, nothing will!

Here are just 10 terrific and terrifying Animal Crossing Halloween designs so far in 2020.

Foggy Pumpkin Patch

Best Animal Crossing Halloween House & Island Designs

Author
Anna Koselke

Tags

Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Again to December

15 hours 32 minutes ago

Today Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt RED announced that the massively-anticipated RPG has been delayed again.

The biggest factor in the delay, according to the developer’s announcement shared below via Twitter, is making sure that the game runs smoothly on its many platforms, including compatibility for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

That being said, the developer promises that it’ll be an “amazing game.”

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC (the system requirements have recently been revealed), and Google Stadia. It has also been confirmed to be coming for Xbox Series X and PS5 down the line with upgrades available for those who purchase the game for the current generation of consoles.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Destiny 2: Beyond Light ViDoc Reveals Major Story Developments, New Seasonal Roadmap, Uldren

15 hours 35 minutes ago

Bungie let loose the big one when it comes Beyond Light story info today. A new ViDoc, Forged in the Storm, dropped today and it dug deep into the story of Destiny 2: Beyond Light and what next season, now known officially as Season of the Hunt, will look like.

The ViDoc sets the stage again with a rundown of what we know so far. We’re going to Europa, it’s snowy, we need to wield the power of Stasis, Eramis is angry, Clovis Bray is shady, yadda yadda. For the most part, other than some small details, it’s stuff we already know.

If you’re not caught up on Beyond Light, it’s an excellent rundown and it goes into some really neat behind the scenes stuff such as how they used a breast pump as an inspiration for some of the sounds.

What is brand new, though, is the the reveal that Xivu Arath, the mysterious third Hive sister, will be making her presence felt this season. Similar to how Shadowkeep’s main felt a bit separate from the b-plot of the Vex offensive on the Moon, Season of the Hunt will see Xivu Arath attempt to build up an army via a mysterious corruption energy.

Author
Ed McGlone

Tags

Godfall for PS5 & PC Gets New Teaser Trailer Showing a Big Sword

16 hours ago

Today Gearbox Publishing and Counterplay Games released a new teaser trailer of its upcoming game for PS5 and PC Godfall.

The trailer showcases another of the weapons of the game, named Retribution.

There isn’t all that much to see, to be honest, besides the fact that Counterplay is really good at designing melee weapons, and they nailed the damascus texture.

You can check it out below.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Baldur’s Gate 3 Update Brings Several Improvements; Romance Statistics & More Shared

16 hours 11 minutes ago

Today Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios revealed a sizable update for the early access of the game.

The update brings several improvements to the table, and fixes plenty of bugs.

You can check out the full patch notes at the bottom of the post. In the meanwhile, the developer also shared some interesting statistics.

Do keep in mind that those include mild spoilers, so do skip to the patch notes if you want to avoid them.

Gale is the most-romanced character of the party with 33% of players enjoying his “company,” followed by Shadowheart, who fell in love with 31% of players. 1.37% of players opted to sleep alone.

In one of the funnier choices in the early access of the game 5.87% tried to steal the ring but 26.3% sucked the toe.

 40.79% of players who reached the Underdark’s entrance then died because they jumped in without Featherfall.

74.85% of players sided with the Tieflings while 25.15% sided with the goblins.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Seen a Lot of Disney? This Disney Movie Quiz Will Tell You How Much!

16 hours 12 minutes ago

We’re betting that you have encountered a lot of Disney in your life. Whether those encounters have been by choice or by chance, you have had them nonetheless and are familiar with what Disney is and what they do. It’s also likely that you’ve watched a few, quite a few even, of Disney’s films and have your favorites springing to mind now.

We’ve made a quick Disney movie quiz for you to take that includes a good variety of Disney films. You can see just how well you enjoy Disney, and if your taste in their movies covers a wide ranger or a more specific, narrow one!

Take the Disney movie quiz below to see how many you’ve seen!

Author
Anna Koselke

Tags

Genshin Impact Gets New Trailer Focusing on Keqing

16 hours 46 minutes ago

Genshin Impact developer MiHoYo seems to be very fond of trailers nowadays, so today we get another introducing another character.

This time is Keqing’s turn to shine under the spotlight, and we get to see a glimpse of both her story and her gameplay, with a deep dive into her specific moves and abilities.

You can check the video out below.

Here’s how Keqing is described directly by MiHoYo.

“The Yuheng of the Liyue Qixing. Keqing has much to say about Rex Lapis’ unilateral approach to policymaking in Liyue -but in truth, gods admire skeptics such as her quite a lot.

She firmly believes that humanity’s future should be determined by humans themselves, and that they can even do better than the archons and adepti have done for them. In order to prove this, she works harder than anyone else.”

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Valorant Patch 1.1 Adds New Agent Skye, Icebox Goes Competitive, & More

16 hours 50 minutes ago

Riot Games continues its support of Valorant today with a new patch that finally sees the introduction of the hotly anticipated new Agent Skye. The Aussie huntress will now be able to unleash her powers across Valorant’s new maps, including Icebox, which joins Competitive for the first time.

The patch notes reveal other notable changes, too, such as tweaks to both Sentinel Agents, Cypher and Killjoy. Cypher’s cameras and tripwires are now disabled and revealed when he dies,.

Killjoy, meanwhile, now needs to be within 40 meters for her turrets to function, though the cooldown for turret redeployment has been reduced from 20 to 10 seconds. There are similar changes to both her Alarmbot and Nanoswarm abilities, too, which are harder to detect and do more damage.

Elsewhere, Breach gets a small buff as his flash duration is increased from 1.75 to 2 seconds.

Here are some of the smaller but equally important tweaks to the economy, quality of life features, and bug fixes:

Games Systems

Updates to Economy Ruleset

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags

Netflix Assassin’s Creed Adaptation Announced With a Short Teaser

17 hours 49 minutes ago

Following the success of shows likes The Witcher and Castlevania, Netflix is set to adapt yet another video game franchise with the announcement of a live-action Assassin’s Creed series today.

The news comes by way of a Tweet from the streaming service, which included a short teaser of the franchise’s iconic logo and music.

A later Tweet clarifies that Ubisoft’s Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik will serve as Executive Producers.

According to their linkedin profile’s, neither Altan or Kreinik have worked on an Assassin’s Creed game directly. Altman worked as an executive producer for games like Just Dance, and he’s currently the company’s senior vice president for film and television.

Kreinik, meanwhile, has had nothing to do with video games prior to joining Ubisoft’s film and television sector as director of film and television. Prior to that, she worked at Thunderbird Entertainment and worked on projects like Mr. Young (DisneyXD)
Endgame (Hulu).

Jason Altman said in a statement today:

“For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise. We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”

Peter Friedlander, VP, Original Series at Netflix, added:

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags

Which Nightmare Before Christmas Character Are You? Take This Quiz To Find Out

18 hours 12 minutes ago

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an iconic Halloween movie with plenty of memorable and colorful characters. From the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington to Sally, who’s an absolute sweetheart, to the creepy Oogie Boogie, there are a lot of characters packed into this film.

There’s a lot to unpack in this movie as well, especially since it has some of the wildest and weirdest imagery for a children’s movie.

If you’ve ever wondered which of these vibrant, spooky personalities you’re most like, then look no further. The quiz below will let you know exactly which of these Nightmare Before Christmas residents you’re similar to.

For more quiz fun, check out our spooky Pokemon quiz, our Animal Crossing villager quiz, and our Harry Potter quote trivia quiz!

Author
Nelia-Sol White

Tags

FIFA 21 Next-Gen Launch Set For December; Upgrade Is Free, but No Cross-Play Between Generations

18 hours 26 minutes ago

EA Sports has today announced the latest iteration of its massive popular soccer franchise, FIFA 21, is set for a December launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game will be available from Dec. 4, with an initiative called ‘Dual Entitlement’ offering current-gen players a free upgrade.

Unfortunately, while there is cross-save and cross-progression functionality, FIFA 21 offers no cross-play between current and next-generation hardware, including between consoles of the same family. So if you’re playing on Xbox One and then upgrade to Series X, you won’t be able to play with any buddies you’ve left behind on Xbox One.

It’s also important to note that those who have purchased FIFA 21 physically won’t be able to upgrade to a digital version of the game if they have a diskless next-generation console. You must purchase a digital version to benefit from a digital upgrade.

You can read about other FAQs in EA’s blog post today.

Twinfinite reviewed FIFA 21 recently and wasn’t hugely impressed, scoring the game 3/5 and concluding:

“EA Sports’ series really needs to be analyzed in regards to how and where it improves, and FIFA 21 is a mash-up of incremental steps forward, baffling design choices, and seemingly ignored issues. It simply doesn’t do enough to make the overall experience significantly more enjoyable than it was last year.”

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags

Free Update To Super Mario 3D All-Stars Adds Inverted Camera Options

19 hours 39 minutes ago

Over a month after Super Mario 3D All-Stars was released for the Switch, Nintendo of America has announced on Twitter that a free update will be coming to the game on Nov. 16. It will add an inverted camera setting for all three games in the collection.

This is great news for anyone who prefers using an inverted camera for controls. If you’re unsure what inverted camera means, this new setting gives you the option to flip the controls on a horizontal or vertical axis.

It’s worth noting that in the original release of Super Mario Sunshine, inverted controls were the standard. This was changed in the Super Mario 3D All-Stars release of the game last month.

For players who prefer inverted camera controls as the norm, it was frustrating that none of the games in Super Mario 3D All-Stars included the option to change it at its launch. We mentioned the lack of control options in our review, citing it as one of the negatives of the game.

Author
Rebecca Stone

Tags

Dirt Rally 2.0 Celebrates 9 Million Players With a Special Infographic

20 hours 2 minutes ago

Codemasters is today celebrating a new milestone for its critically acclaimed rally game Dirt Rally 2.0, which has recently surpassed 9 million players since launch, with an infographic that details some interesting facts and figures.

A blog post breaks down the facts:

Distance Travelled

Your millions of Stages, Time Trials and Rallycross events have seen us go quite a long way, over 1.5 billion kilometers (or to put it another way, 981 million miles).

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags

My Hero: One’s Justice 2 DLC Character Itsuka Kendo Springs Into Action in New Trailer

1 day 6 hours ago

Following today’s reveal of My Hero: One’s Justice 2 DLC character Itsuka Kendo, Bandai Namco released her first trailer showing her in action.

We get to see her intro and victory scenes, and quite a bit of gameplay in which she absolutely abuses Tenya Iida.

You can check her out in action below.

If you’re interested inknowing more of My Hero One’s Justice 2, don’t forget that you can also read our recent review.

My Hero One’s Justice 2 is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

If you’re unfamiliar with the game, here’s an official description directly from the developer.

“Play through the anime and experience memorable fights as you relive iconic scenes. Pick up after the finish of MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE and see what happens to Deku and the class at UA.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Ace Combat 7 Update Released; 25th Anniversary DLC Aircraft Get Release Date & New Trailer

1 day 6 hours ago

Today Bandai Namco rolled out a new update for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, just in time for the new DLC aircraft.

The update adds the new Casual difficult mode that makes the campaign even easier for those who want to simply enjoy the story.

We also get an option to change the text color indicating targets in the HUD.

A new trailer reveals the release date of the 25th Anniversary DLC which will include three new aircraft and will come to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct 28.

The new aircraft are the ASF-X Shinden II from Assault Horizon, the CFA-44 Nosferatu from Ace Combat 6, and the XFA-27 from Ace Combat 2. On top of those, we also get plenty of skins and emblems

You can check out the new trailer below and an older one if you want to see more.

If you’d like to know in detail why  Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is so good,  you can read my full review.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Rainbow Six Siege Sugar Fright Halloween Event Begins October 27

1 day 6 hours ago

The Sugar Fright Halloween event comes to Rainbow Six Siege tomorrow, Oct. 27 with a new mode, map, and cosmetic items to mark the upcoming holiday.

The event adds a new mode called Candy War, where eliminated players drop candy that must be picked up after the kill. Players can also pick up their fallen teammates’ dropped candy to deny points to the other team.

The mode features the ability to respawn for the first time in Rainbow Six Siege. The first team to score 50 candy or the most within the time limit wins the match.

In the new mode, players can only choose selected Operators that have been reimagined as puppets with Capitao, IQ, Nomad, Thermite, and Zofia on attack and Castle, Ela, Frost, Goyo, and Pulse for the defense side.

The puppets skins are on by default in Candy War, but can be unlocked through Sugar Fright packs earned by completing special Event Challenges or buy the packs themselves for 300 R6 Credits or 12,500 Renown each. Buying a specific exclusive Operator’s bundle will cost 1,680 R6 Credits each.

The Sugar Fright event begins in Rainbow Six Siege starting tomorrow, Oct. 27 until Nov. 10 on all platforms. Ubisoft reiterated today that the game will be coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as a free upgrade for existing owners, alongside next-gen information regarding Ubisoft’s other properties.

Author
Tom Meyer

Tags

Mecha Knights: Nightmare Gets New Video Showing New Footage & Providing Dev Update

1 day 10 hours ago

Mecha Knights: Nightmare solo developer Damian Kubiak released a new video of his upcoming mecha battle game.

The video addresses the previously-announced delay to May 2021 and expands on new features and weapons added to the game.

We also hear how a group of testers have joined the project in order to help Kubiak with ironing out bugs and issues.

You can check out the trailer below.

If you want to see more, you can enjoy the first development vlog the secondthe thirdthe fourth, and the latest trailer.

Mecha Knights: Nightmare has been announced only for PC.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Pokemon GO Animation Week Event Will Finally Add Aeroblast Lugia

1 day 11 hours ago

Earlier this afternoon, Niantic revealed the details for a Pokemon GO event that’s coming up in early November. This Animation Week event in Pokemon GO will feature mons that play a big role in Pokemon Journeys: The Series. And one Legendary Pokemon will finally get its signature attack.

The featured Pokemon in the Animation Week event will be based on the creatures that are partnered with the main characters of Journeys, Ash Ketchum and Goh. Starting on Nov. 6 at 8 AM until Nov. 12 at 10 PM local time, you’ll be able to catch tons of special Pokemon in the wild as well as in raids.

World Cap Pikachu will make a return and this time you’ll even have a chance to catch a shiny version of this event-exclusive mon. Other Pokemon that will be appearing more often in the wild include but are not limited to Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone (potential shiny), Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil.

Raids are going to be filled with some solid Pokemon like Ivysaur and Snorlax. Pinsir will be there as well, so you might want to get a good one to Mega evolve once its Mega evolution is added to the game. And the fairly uncommon Ghost-type pokemon, Golurk will also be in raids during this time.

But the headliner of the raids for this event is Aeroblast Lugia. After months of waiting thanks to COVID-19, Lugia will finally be getting its signature attack. If you want to add this Pokemon to your teams then you’ll have to keep an eye out for it appearing in Legendary raids between Nov. 5 and 16 at 1 PM PST.

What’s more, Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone (potential shiny) will all be hatching from 7 km eggs obtained during the event.

Author
Omar Banat

Tags

Oscar Isaac Reportedly “in Negotiations” for Moon Knight Role in Disney+ Series

1 day 11 hours ago

Marvel has reportedly found its leading actor to play the titular role of Marc Spector in the upcoming Moon Knight Disney+ series that’s based on the comics of the same name. According to Deadline, the Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac is in “negotiations” for the role.

Fans of Netflix’s Umbrella Academy will be happy to know that the comic books’ creator where the show was adapted from has been “tapped to develop and lead the writing team” on this new series for Disney+.

Moon Knight is a Jewish-American superhero born in Chicago, Il, and often gets compared to DC’s Batman because of his massive wealth and detective skills. The cloaked avenger’s CIA and mercenary experience have helped him have incredible amounts of strength and martial arts skills. He even has multiple personalities that all help him fight crime in NYC.

The moon Knight series has yet to hire a director for the series, and there’s no release date just yet either.

Oscar Isaac has had several major roles in blockbuster films such as the role of Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy, and he’s also set to co-star in Dune as Duke Leto Atreides, alongside Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson.

(Featured image via Marvel and Complex)

The post Oscar Isaac Reportedly “in Negotiations” for Moon Knight Role in Disney+ Series appeared first on Twinfinite.

Author
Greysun Morales

Tags

Fall Guys Announces New Platform; Spoiler It’s Instagram

1 day 12 hours ago

Hey everyone! Guess what? Fall Guys is finally coming to a new platform, and no, it’s not the Switch, Xbox, or mobile. Mediatonic has announced that fans of the funny little bean dudes can now follow Fall Guys on a newly created Instagram account.

So far, @fallguysgame has managed to get over 5000 followers and has published two posts. The account even put out some amusing little stories, like showing off an awesome rock cover of the game’s theme song and another that was just a picture of a dumb meme.

Author
Greysun Morales

Tags

Facebook Launches Cloud Gaming Platform; Insists it Won’t “Overpromise & Under Deliver”

1 day 13 hours ago

Facebook has joined other tech giants like Google and Amazon today in launching its own cloud gaming platform. Aptly named Facebook Gaming, the service is incorporated into Facebook rather than as a separate entity, and it’s initially set to debut with only free-to-play mobile titles before rolling out larger scale PC and console titles.

A key message communicated by vice president of Play at Facebook Jason Rubin in today’s announcement was the company’s intention not to overpromise and under deliver — a comment that perhaps allude to Google’s mixed fortunes launching Stadia.

His declaration that Facebook isn’t attempting to replace conventional gaming platforms is telling, too, as the company seems more focused on dipping its toes in the cloud gaming space rather than signaling any sort of intent to steal market share away from the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags

Immortals Fenyx Rising Goes Gold Ahead of December Release

1 day 13 hours ago

Today Ubisoft announced via Twitter that its upcoming action-adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising has gone gold.

If you’re unfamiliar with the industry lingo, it means that the development of the data that will be shipped on the disk has been concluded, and the game is ready for its release. There may still be a day-one patch, but what will be printed on the physical release is ready and finalized.

The announcement was made on the official Twitter account of the publisher, and you can check out the tweet below.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is coming on December 3, 2020 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.

Here’s how Ubisoft itself describes the game.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Here’s a Peek at Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ Trophy List

1 day 13 hours ago

Insomniac Games has shared a glimpse of what to expect from the trophy list for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

The developers went to Twitter today and posted several gifs in a long thread of tweets that included dozens of trophy names, descriptions, and trophy rarity.

There are 29 trophies listed below that you can check out, and some of them might relate to major story beats, so this is your warning for potential spoiler territory.

There’s no word on how many trophies will be in the final list, but if it’s worth anything, Marvel’s Spider-Man originally had 51 trophies until the release of its story DLC.

Author
Greysun Morales

Tags

Star Wars Squadrons Getting Baby Yoda Dashboard Flair & More To Celebrate The Mandalorian Season 2

1 day 13 hours ago

Today Electronic Arts announced some bonus items coming to its space combat game Star Wars Squadrons.

The new items will come via an update on Oct. 28 and will celebrate the debut of the second season of The Mandalorian.

They will include a Mysterious Creature (A.K.A. “The Child” A.K.A. Baby Yoda) dashboard flair and another portraying the IG-Series Assassin Droid.

Both factions will also receive one hanging flair and one hologram each.

You can check out what they look like below.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Explosive Launch Trailer Shows Characters & Cutscenes

1 day 14 hours ago

Today Activision released the launch trailer of its upcoming FPS Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

As usual, Activision loves to jump the gun (pun intended) with launch trailers, but this time around they really went overboard considering that the game actually launches in over two weeks.

Anyway, we get to see plenty of cutscenes and to take a look at some of the characters that we’ll meet during the game’s campaign, including former president if the United States Ronald Reagan.

You can watch it below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch on November 13 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Here’s how the developer officially describes the game:

“CAMPAIGN

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Apex Legends Stories From the Outlands Teases New Character and Map for Season 7

1 day 14 hours ago

As Season 6 ends, Respawn is starting to unveil more details on Season 7 of Apex Legends. They’ve been hinting at new lore on Twitter as usual, and now, a Stories from the Outlands video has been released. It teases a new Legend, a new map, and even a vehicle for squads to travel in.

Season 7 of Apex Legends is titled “Ascension“. Season 6 brought major map changes to World’s Edge, but this time, it’s all about rising above the clouds to a brand new location.

The new map, Olympus, seems to be located high in the sky, in an elevated city where the drops can be deadly.

Olympus is also a large map, which means that squads will be able to make use of a vehicle called the Trident to traverse it.

Season 7 is also bringing Dr. Mary Somers, a.k.a Horizon, to Apex Legends as a new character. Horizon is a genius astrophysicist who managed to escape a black hole. She’s returning to Olympus to keep a promise to her son.

Time slowed for her as 87 years passed on Olympus, but now she’s returned with newfound power over gravity.

Check out the video below to learn more about Horizon with some matching visuals before she joins the Apex Games next month:

Author
Ethan Anderson

Tags

10 Reasons Majora’s Mask Is Still Worth Playing 20 Years Later

1 day 13 hours ago

Majora’s Mask is sometimes considered one of the black sheep of the Legend of Zelda games. In this game, originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, Link isn’t set out on a quest in Hyrule to save Princess Zelda. Instead, it’s a brand new experience for our hero.

Many people are put off from playing Majora’s Mask due to the three day “time limit,” but there’s a lot to love that makes it one of the best Zelda titles of all time. Here are 10 reasons why Majora’s Mask is still worth playing 20 years later.

Story

story

Majora’s Mask goes beyond the typical Zelda formula of “Link saves Zelda and Hyrule from Ganon.”

Instead, it’s a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time in which our hero is on a personal journey to find his old partner, Navi. As he rides his horse Epona through a mysterious forest, he is attacked by a Skull Kid wearing a mask.

Author
Rebecca Stone

Tags

Ubisoft Announces PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Details for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, & More

1 day 13 hours ago

Today Ubisoft posted an extensive announcement detailing what users can expect for its cross-generation games on PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S duo.

We get info about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Immortals Fenix Rising, Far Cry 6, and more.

Here’s all you need to know.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Xbox Series X | S: The near-future London of Watch Dogs: Legion will fully benefit from the hardware accelerated raytracing of the new Xbox Series X | S; from Piccadilly Circus and its giant digital screens, to Camden High Street’s neon lights and holograms, the power of real-time ray traced reflections brings a never seen before level of realism to an urban playground. Early collaboration between Microsoft and the game teams allows the game to unlock the power of Xbox DirectStorage, meaning loading times have been massively reduced allowing for smoother world traversal and faster loading times than ever before. Upgrade from an Xbox One X copy of the game to the Xbox Series X | S version with Xbox’s Smart Delivery technology at no extra cost.

Author
Giuseppe Nelva

Tags

Why Destruction AllStars’ Delay & PS Plus Launch Is a Smart Move

1 day 13 hours ago

Whether you think the PS5 launch line-up is a good one or not, the sheer number of video game releases in November makes for a hectic schedule. From PS5 exclusives like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls to quality third-party games like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077, there’s more than enough to play for fans of all genres.

It’s no wonder, then, PlayStation’s upcoming Destruction AllStars fell by the wayside. As a more casual-leaning multiplayer game that focuses on slapstick vehicular combat, it was never likely to prove a must-have purchase during the next-generation console launch week.

Considering that, Sony’s decision to push Destruction AllStars’ launch back to February makes total sense, as does making it available to PS Plus subscribers from day one.

Both of those factors should make a huge difference in helping the game build a sizeable community of players right off the bat: a February release to ensure that Destruction AllStars isn’t swallowed up by all the other huge games releasing alongside the PlayStation 5, while launching as a PS Plus freebie is a strategy we’ve seen prove effective for games like Rocket League in the past.

Quite honestly, it feels like a move that’s rescued Destruction AllStars from a woeful launch given how little it’s been promoted in recent months. I’m certain opening it up for everyone and anyone to play for a low monthly fee will bring in those who were on the fence about picking it up at its initial release date, and maybe even some players who are yet to even hear about it.

As alluded to previously, Rocket League is the classic example of PlayStation Plus success stories. Launching as one of the monthly free games in July 2015 was the catalyst to it becoming one of the most popular games around and a recent free-to-play hit.

Author
Tom Hopkins

Tags

The Witcher 2 Mod “Farewell of the White Wolf” Launches Today After 5 Years in Development

1 day 14 hours ago

Farewell to the White Wolf, a fan-made epilogue story expansion made in The Witcher 2’s engine, has finally launched for PC today after five long years in development.

The hotly-anticipated story expansion adds a meaty questline that gives closure to Geralt of Rivia and Yennifer of Vengerberg’s relationship. The talented Polish mod team consisting of Konrad Chlasta, Kamil Leniart, Patryk Adamkiewicz tees up the mod’s premise with the following synopsis (lightly edited for clarity):

“Farewell of The White Wolf” is an epilogue of the story presented in The Witcher series. Made in the engine of its second game, it tells a story about the wedding of Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg, two people destined for each other, who finally found a little peace.

During three days (and even more than that) of adventures, you’re going to see the returns of Geralt’s closest friends, unexpected guests, interesting stories, and… more than just one romance.”

The mod’s story is an original script written by the team, though there isn’t any voice acting for the dialog lines in-game due to cost-saving measures. Still, this is by far the most extensive story expansion for the game you’ll find anywhere and a truly impressive effort.

Those interested in downloading the mod can do so via this NexusMods link. You’ll simply need a NexusMods account to download it, as well as a copy of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings to play it. There are instructions on the game’s mod page.

Below you can check out the mod’s launch new trailer. Note the enhanced graphics and the effort the team has gone to bring its aesthetic more in-line with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Author
Alex Gibson

Tags