Friday, June 22, 2018

Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

Pornographic images starts showing up in Super Mario Odyssey to the horror of some Nintendo Switch owners.

Developer/publisher Nintendo is known for their family-friendly video games and they encourage young players to enjoy their titles. However, that is at risk now as hackers have found a way that lets them upload custom avatars of their choosing for their profiles in Super Mario Odyssey and as a result, pornographic images starts showing up in the game, which some of the Nintendo Switch owners have noticed lately and many unchecked children are now at risk of viewing mature content.

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Super Mario Odyssey Hacked With Porn

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While communities of PC, PlayStation and Xbox have some toxicity online, Nintendo games were really setting a bar of standard for everyone else and had an innocent play-field for kids. Not only they follow a very strict policy for taking down any abusive or inappropriate content, those who cheat or quit matches online on a regular basis are also gets the boot. It was a solid ground for players of all ages to experience peaceful gaming together but seems like those days are gone now.

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By far, these images have showed up in 3D platformer Super Mario Odyssey and Luigi's Balloon World mini-game that came with a free DLC update this year. Players have to find out hidden balloons all over the world in this mode and upon finding them out; it shows the avatar of the person who hid it. Usually, what we see in those avatars are mostly pictures of Nintendo characters and Miis, but people started discovering unpleasant images that are straight out pornographic content.

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NSFW Images Invades Luigi’s Balloon World

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A curious user on Reddit has recently posted about what sort of obscene images he came across while playing the game. This normally gets players banned by Nintendo and until they offer better parental controls, he urged all parents to take their child's Switch offline. Apparently, a leaked DevMenu has been causing people to get past these normal protocols of the game, which another Reddit user claimed to get his hands on after buying a Switch this week.

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What he thought as a “defective” Switch from eBay was actually an EDEV unit, which is a console for developers. Although his post is deleted now, many have suggested releasing the data online for developers and hackers to study and it eventually uploaded to a torrent. With a custom firmware, installing DevMenu is actually pretty simple but unfortunately, people started to misuse the data already by exposing a huge number of children to the threat of watching NSFW images.

Bethesda Sues Westworld game as Fallout Shelter Ripoff

Bethesda files lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the release of Westworld mobile game, for ripping-off Fallout Shelter.

Last week, a mobile game is released which is based on the popular science fiction western TV series on HBO, Westworld. As soon as it hit Smartphone platform, it is hit by a lawsuit from popular video game publisher Bethesda Softworks for shamelessly ripping off their free-to-play simulation game Fallout Shelter from 2015. They have sued Warner Bros. and developer Behaviour Interactive over this matter, because the latter were involved when both of these titles were being developed.

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Bethesda Sues Westworld game as Fallout Shelter Ripoff

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As a part of post-apocalyptic role-playing Fallout game series, Fallout Shelter puts player into the role of a Vault Overseer, who supervises activities and building for the accommodation of remaining survivors in an irradiated wasteland. Despite being a free-to-play entry in the series, it has micro-transactions and random loot box features that made it a commercial hit, leading its way to other major platforms like Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One afterwards.

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Canadian studio Behaviour Interactive previously teamed up with Bethesda during the development of Fallout Shelter and they were no stranger to working with licensed video game properties either. When Warner Bros. Entertainment hired them for the new Westworld mobile game, it came out as a copy of Bethesda's game in terms of designs and gameplay. So, wasting no further time, one publisher took it to the court against the company in charge of distribution for Westworld.

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Accusing the developer for multiple misconducts as breach of contract, copyright violation and stealing trade secrets to others, Bethesda filed a legal suit on June 21. Warner Bros. was also alleged to have influenced the studio for taking this unethical step that lead the publisher some considerable amount of damage. Instead of being coy about it, Bethesda simply calls out the Westworld mobile game a "rip-off” because of the uncanny similarities of art, animations and gameplay.

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They points out that there were some bugs in their early game, which they removed later but those same glitches are is still present on the game in question and that is a clear example of the codes being reused. While they are all worked up with newest entry from Fallout series, Fallout 76, Bethesda was just introduced their three-year-old Fallout Shelter on bigger platforms to explore possible financial potential and so they took it pretty seriously after learning of this plagiarism.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Minecraft brings cross-play with Better Together update to let players team up on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in a new trailer.

Playing your favorite games with friends on cross-platform is bliss and these days, developers and publishers are keeping that in mind. We all know how popular Minecraft is among fans already and everyone just wants to take part for some fun crafting experience. An update titled, Better Together was released last year that let players to enjoy the game on PC, Xbox One, mobile and VR devices together. That list of cross-playing platforms just included Nintendo Switch to the fold.

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

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You should go ahead and check out the brand-new trailer of Nintendo Switch cross-play of the game for more information.




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Using the Bedrock engine, the game was made available for the trendy next gen console of Nintendo. Alongside many other popular lists of Nintendo games, it will sure add a lot of value to the platform as Minecraft is now the second best-selling video game of all time with more than 144 million units. While you can customize your game with in-game store community contents and this version comes with the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack. That sure makes you jump with joy, right?

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If you happen to have a copy of the original Switch Edition game then all you have to do is to download this new version of Minecraft or just get it directly from Nintendo eShop. Don't worry about all of your DLC contents as you can just transfer them to the new version easily. You will need a free Microsoft account for cross-play on Switch with other participants from different devices and platforms. Plus, it will come in handy to get Minecoins and making purchase on marketplace.

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Nintendo and Microsoft Team-Up

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With help from SkyBox Labs, Microsoft has taken this joint effort to bring together their fan-base and increase the pleasure of playing together. One thing that seemed odd is that while both of these companies are promoting a competitor’s console so positively, Sony decides to be a grumpy old grandpa and not allowing cross-platform play on their consoles. They already are in a controversy regarding not letting players use their Epic Games accounts on PlayStation 4 for other consoles.

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That situation has been worsened and the Minecraft developer team has been trying to reach out to them for some time to bring the experience to PS4 but they simply won't join the parade. Where Microsoft and Nintendo chooses to play together and survive together, Sony is probably rooting for survive alone and being left behind.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Limbo and Inside Coming To Nintendo Switch

Two of the puzzle-platformer games from recent years by developer Playdead are heading to Nintendo Switch later this month.

Two of the most popular yet underrated puzzle-platformer video games of recent times from Danish developer Playdead are Limbo (2010) and Inside (2016). After conquering every other major gaming platform like iOS, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, these titles are currently available on a few other devices as well. Now, the only place they needed to step on is Nintendo Switch and Playdead is bringing them on Nintendo's next gen console next week, on June 28.

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Limbo and Inside Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Back in 2010, the developers released Limbo as a black-and-white 2D platformer through Xbox Live Arcade and it has managed to garner positive reviews despite lacking a minimal story background. Because of an impressive sales record, the game was then ported to literally every other modern gaming platform including Android, iOS, Linux and Mac. Then a seven years gap took in before Inside debuted on Xbox One exclusively a week before PC and fellow consoles as its spiritual successor.

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Limbo is Creepy as Hell!

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The success of the first game made an impact to people's mind about what they are about to get in a follow-up game and Inside was praised even more for creating a compelling platforming experience with improved art, subtle plot and portrayal of a world shrouded in darkness. Inside has toned down the gory parts and delivered a lesser graphic rendition of events. Moving away from its predecessor's solid monochromatic color schemes, it chose to slightly highlight parts of the surrounding.

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The Switch release announcement was recently made by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu on Twitter, which developer Playdead has Retweeted later to confirm.



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Following the E3 2018 press conference, list of upcoming Nintendo games announced for Switch is growing exponentially. Amidst the middle of battle royale game Fortnite heading to this console and Mario Tennis Aces releasing a multiplayer demo, ports from Playdead seemed to be forgotten until Famitsu reminded it to everyone. Besides, any of Limbo and Inside were never been ported to any Nintendo hardware and given their history of releasing for every available console, it was only about time they head to Switch.

PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is bringing a new progression and reward system called 'Event Pass' this week.

Developers of PUBG Corp. has been up to a new progression system for their last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and they are about to launch it soon. Starting this Friday, they will release an "Event Pass" that will offer players many unlockable items and it will drop as they introduce the long-awaited Sanhok map on PC. Themed on the upcoming map, the pass is going to last for four weeks and this is the way how they are going to deliver premium content in future.

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PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third and one of the recently anticipated maps Sanhok features a jungle-like environment and is scheduled to drop on June 22. Designed for close quarter combats by keeping the size to a 4x4 KM size, you can expect much more intensity you ever saw in Erangel or Miramar. This is a nice way to keep things fresh and you probably know that by now if you have been playing it in test servers. Hopefully, more change will come and more loot will be found.

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We offer you to take a quick glance at PUBG's Sanhok map in the teaser trailer below before heading to it.




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This Event Pass presents you many new missions, which are either daily or weekly and some of them are specifically designed to play on Sanhok for you to complete them to increase your level. Leveling up will lead you to unlocking rewards but they are neither tradable nor marketable as PUBG has gotten rid of item trading because of the presence of many third-party marketplace who started abusing this system. Until they could come up with a solution, a temporary restriction is on.

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Lately, players have been unlocking contents through a crate and key system that the developers thought to be a meaningful way. Even though it sort of screws over their consumers in many ways, they somehow believe that finding rare items in this way can be "extremely satisfying" for some reason. They even mentioned that at one point, the devs even considered releasing content as paid DLC but that will simply divide the whole player base into two different groups that has access to the maps or not.

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It will also keep a lot of players from enjoying updated contents and besides, PUBG Corp. has promised at The Game Awards 2017 that they will provide all maps for free. So, an Event Pass is created, which is much like a rewarding method called Battle Pass from their rival multiplayer online battle royale game Fortnite. According to their own statement, Event Pass is introduced as a progression system that they can keep track of. Said to be available from June 22, a price was not mentioned yet.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Sanhok Map

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However, if you choose not to purchase the Event Pass, you can still enjoy those premium contents for a limited time. So, paying for it lets you permanently acquire all the cool stuff and exclusive rewards. If you buy it on a later time, you will still earn all the rewards through tracking your mission progress. Apparently, many players from their community have been requesting them for a progression system that can be tracked and we only wonder why they don't focus on other problems!

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PUBG Corporation also need to keep in mind that despite selling 50 million copies of the game, PUBG has lost almost half of its player base due to developer's lack of effort in fixing the game and focusing on cosmetic item releases. The game's Korea-based publisher Bluehole is currently in a lawsuit battle with Epic Games for copyright infringement, which should also be a matter of concern. The game was released into Steam's Early Access in March 2017 and then released for PC and Xbox One on December 2017.

Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

With Fallout 76, Bethesda is planning to stop people from bullying other players in multiplayer PvP experience.

So far, what we know about upcoming action role-playing game Fallout series is that a new installment titled Fallout 76 is already announced and it is set to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We also know that the game will be online multiplayer focused and that raises one particular concern for many. Developers of Bethesda promised that despite being played online, players won't be able to harass each other as they used to in previous titles.

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As this is F76 is the first MMO in the whole series, not only it creates scope for numerous opportunities of adventures but also brings a few trouble along with it. Aside from any other hindrance that could ruin the gameplay experience, one major problem is players bullying fellow players but Bethesda might have a solution for that and their Senior Vice President Pete Hines also talked about how they are planning on tackling this picky issue that has been going on for some time.

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Fallout 76 To Stop PvP Bullying

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Since the game will avoid using NPCs, the only occupants of that world are either robots or other participating players like you. Not only that, the Wasteland of Fallout 76 is apparently four times larger than any other that you have ever found in any of the previous games of the franchise and developers also introduced an advanced ecosystem for that. There are some very helpful hands around and some ruthless bandits come to play but some downward bullies are going to get it this time.

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If you have ever come across one of these sadistic people, you know that they would do whatever they wish just because they can. Upon encountering a stranger in this world, you have to figure out whether that person is a friendly neighbor or an opportunistic seeking marauder. That much tension is normal and allowed but if someone decides to harass you over and over again or keeps killing you repeatedly, the PvP established in the game is designed to stop this from happening.

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Other people coming to get you should be seen as just another Deathclaw creature from Fallout 4. You can either try and kill one or die fighting before moving over to do something else. It simply cannot keep chasing you throughout the map. The game simply doesn't allow someone to engage in a grudge against someone and over time, developers will tweak the system even more to improve this function to deliver a leveled playing field for everyone as a measure against cyber-bullying.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Call of Duty: WWII – United Front DLC Release Date

Call of Duty: WWII – United Front, the third expansion pack is announced by Activision and will release early on PS4.

Following the announcement of first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, people got hyped and almost forgot about Call of Duty: WWII. Developer Sledgehammer Games has properly utilized the theme of Second World War and managed to become one of their most successful titles on console that earned over $1 billion worldwide within months and Activision is in a mood for announcing the third DLC pack for the game titled United Front with a brand-new trailer.

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Call of Duty: WWII – United Front DLC Release Date

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The trailer for United Front DLC briefly glimpses on what you are about to experience in the battlefield from this expansion pack.




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New Multiplayer Maps
Promising of bringing new contents, United Front will be introducing three new Multiplayer maps called Market Garden, Monte Cassino and Stalingrad. As The Allies head forward to Berlin, there will also be a new War Mode mission; Operation Supercharge and another horrific encounter with Nazi Zombies. It will include four new heroes on a mission to protect the scattered pieces of Emperor Barbarossa’s sword from three different locations and secure it for transportation.

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Market Garden Multiplayer Map

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Market Garden is the first Multiplayer map focuses on extreme tight-quarters combat with Axis forces and refrain them from taking over an Allied base in Netherlands. Your next journey will be taking you to a war-torn village for Monte Cassino map and you might want to watch out for sneak attacks from snipers on rooftop vantages. Stalingrad is the final map and just as the name suggests, it is inspired by the biggest conflict from history World War II and has two main bases at two ends of the city.

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Operation Supercharge
CoD: WWII – United Front brings a new mission for War mode named Operation Supercharge, where you will be dropped in Tunisia to secure supplies battling the Nazis. When your key supplies are secured, you are to incapacitate your enemies by blowing up a transport bridge of the village and the capture the occupied Axis defenses to complete the mission. This one is based on the second battle of El Alamein where the Germans and Italians were forced to retreat by the Allied Forces.

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Nazi Zombies – The Tortured Path

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Nazi Zombies – The Tortured Path
A brand-new adventure called The Tortured Path unfolds in Nazi Zombies saga, bringing those fierce hordes of undead back. As the Final Reich is cornering the Allied forces in battle, General Rideau took a deadly attempt to recover pieces of the mystical blade that once belonged to Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. He takes a small band to accompany him in midst of Berlin and port of Malaga to re-forge the sword containing a bizarre energy called "Geistkraft", which was responsible for the resurrection of Nazi Zombies.

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Call of Duty: WWII is already out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from November 2017 and United Front DLC pack will release on June 26 for players on PS4, because of an agreement with Sony. Others on PC and Xbox One get to get their hands on it almost a month later. Though Activision haven't revealed a definitive price tag for the expansion pack, you can get an idea of how much it could be considering the last two DLC would each cost you $15. You can also just buy the Season Pass worth $50, which has all the expansions in it.

Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

Get some of the greatest PlayStation games on PS4 that you might have missed before, now at a new lower price.

Back in the days, PlayStation had a Greatest Hits line to introduce all the great games on their platform and it was a great way for fans of having awesome games at cheaper rates. So, if you are yearning for a game from couple of years ago, you might actually get lucky because Sony is bringing back those traditional sales once again as PlayStation Hits. This is a selective lot of exciting PS4 games and the price range starts from as low as $19.99 only available across U.S. from June 28.

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Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

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In Canada, the lowest retail price will be starting from at $19.99 CAD at PS Store and through participating retailers on 14 games. Customers in U.S. will be enjoying this great discount deal on 15 games though. In retails shops, PlayStation Hits line of games will come in red packages as an alternative for usual PS blue color and they will feature red banners in case of digital purchase as well, which immediately tells you that they belong to the Hits lineup and you can find them out easily.

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PlayStation Hits U.S. Lineup

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The US lineup features games like Bloodborne, Battlefield 4, Doom, Driveclub, Infamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered, LittleBigPlanet 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, Project CARS, Ratchet & Clank, Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Undoubtedly, the collection has gathered some fan-favorites as well as critically acclaimed picks for both hardcore gamers and casual players to keep them engaged.

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The lineup for UK and EU has all the titles mentioned above alongside other inclusions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Knight, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, EA Sports UFC 2, Earth Defense 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, Need for Speed, Need for Speed Rivals, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, except for Battlefield 4, Doom, Metal Gear Solid V and Yakuza Kiwami.

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PlayStation Hits PS4 Bundle for Europe

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Sony has taken this awe-inspiring initiative of dropping price rates of some of their best-selling games to celebrate five-year anniversary of PlayStation 4. Some of the PS4 exclusives also made it to the discount list for this occasion and it really tells how much they appreciate their fans. The publisher company is affirmative about adding more popular titles to the Hits line in future. For a selective few European markets, a 1 TB special edition PlayStation Hits PS4 bundle is coming with three above-mentioned PlayStation Hits titles.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch gets a release date and pre-order gets you a SNES classic title for free.

The leak which let us know that Battle Royale sensation Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch also had mentions of a few other anticipating titles and one of them were Dragon Ball FighterZ. A 2.5D fighting game from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game came out worldwide earlier in 2018 and a Switch release was almost inevitable for one of the most successful and praiseworthy game that is based on the massively popular entry from Dragon Ball Universe.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be arriving on September 28 for Nintendo Switch after being revealed last week at E3 2018. In case you have somehow missed the Switch announcement of the game from E3, here is the trailer.

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Placing a pre-order for the game on Switch will get you an access to download an exclusive Switch version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. This one is one of the first fighting games from Dragon Ball franchise and many of you probably haven't heard of this title because it was released in 1993 only for France, Japan and Spain. Super Butoden will start with a player roster of eight and features a 1v1 Combat mode, Story mode and Tournament mode. Pre-order bonus also includes a direct access to both Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta for all players.

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Spectacular Anime Fights

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Bandai Namco's critically acclaimed Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Upcoming Evo fighting game tournament to be held in July will bring the game at this year’s event as it is one of the most popular among the crowd there. FighterZ may come as a bit complex to some but offers a completely unique experience to anyone who loves some good fighting game action and dedicated Dragon Ball fans.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games to make canonical debut in upcoming Spidergeddon #0 from Marvel Comics.

Upcoming action-adventure title Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Entertainment sees release on September 7 as a PlayStation 4-exclusive. By now, we have gone though it too many a times that this game is focused on a Peter Parker that is not the Spider-Man from the regular comic's continuity. We also know that Marvel tend to tie-in with their various media with each other and so, this brand-new Spidey is going to make its debut in Spidergeddon #0!

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Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

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Marvel Comics has been teasing for this crossover event for some time which is a successor of Spider-Verse arc from 2014. It showcased new characters like Silk and Spider-Gwen, while one of the fiercest enemies of the wall-crawler; Morlun. The teaser image for Spidergeddon event says, “Spidergeddon is nigh!” and over a dozen of different Spider-Men versions are coming out. However, one of them is mysteriously shrouded in dark and has not revealed the identity just yet.

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Spidergeddon Is Nigh!

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We now come to a conclusion of that Spider-Person, who is none other than the Spider-Man of upcoming PS4 game. He will make a spectacular entry in Marvel Universe alongside his fellow arachnid counterparts and probably got busy saving their existence from the threat of ... well, that part is still not revealed but considering how they are after the Spider-Totem for centuries and come back even after getting killed off has got us believe it has something to do with Morlun and his family.

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To helm this event, Marvel has picked comic-book writer Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) and artist Clayton Crain (Carnage – U.S.A., Ghost Rider – Road to Damnation) to work things up. Gage has also worked on the script of Marvel's Spider-Man game and he thinks there couldn't be a better time that this new embodiment of the hero joins the rest of his brethren. He really tried to work things out nicely between all these characters to keep things interesting.

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In addition, Marvel will feature him in five of their variant covers to celebrate this new incarnation of web slinger. Marvel Games' creative director Bill Rosemann has Tweeted out four of those amazing variant covers featuring our newly revamped hero in sequences inspired from the game.



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Of course the core-story will be dominated by characters like the Amazing Spider-Man, his clone Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen, the writer had to choose how to place this new character in a way that doesn't seem forced or unnecessary to audience, because this is going to be a major step for him. Insomniac's web head will see digital and hard copy release on September 26 and even if you do not finish the game before that, you still won't have to worry about any spoilers though.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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This surely is a triumphant achievement for the entire team of Insomniac Games and PlayStation as their take of a popular character is being featured in a major crossover event from Marvel Comics and get to display his all-new glory in variant covers of other monthly ongoing books as well. Rosemann believes it as a rare honor for their creative efforts to flesh out a redefined version of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and it will inspire them to do better in future.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Because it is reflecting of their theme, Cyberpunk 2077 will not have censorship as it defines the genre of the game.

Long since the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, developer studio CD Projekt Red has been busy with their upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, which was announced in May 2012, then dropped a teaser trailer next year and at E3 2018, they have finally revealed another trailer with a release date yet to be set. They have displayed over a 50 minutes long gameplay demo to the audience present to show them various features of the game and to make a statement.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have Full Nudity

Obviously, the demo was clearly impressive and the people there is reminded their capability as a studio. However, at point of the presentation, there were some giggles in the crowd for a certain reason. The game has a character creation system where you can customize face, hairstyles and even sex, which have both male and female figures on a blue mock-up background. Although the models were completely nude, their genital parts were pixelated with noise.

Maybe some members from the spectators giggled because they were either shocked by nudity or uncomfortable with the subject. Some of them perhaps wondered why censoring the human form in a video game but game director Adam Badowski thought it was very necessary. For the E3 presentation, they decided to censor nudity as a tactical move by the developer team. CD Projekt Red didn't want people to think that they have used nudity in video games for some shock value.

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Hottest Tech In Town

When the full game will be released, there will not be any pixelated area or digital noise over the bodies but for the E3 conference, they simply wanted the international press over there not making a huge deal about male or female sexuality. Also, they wanted to keep the public reaction to a giggle and not bursting into laughter. Badowski believes, nakedness is normal and makes it all believable, which is why they included it. It's not something special and there is no other reason for them to go with it.

One of the most important themes for the game Cyberpunk 2077 is transhumanism and their inclusion of full nudity in it actually supports the belief. It is the idea that humanity can rise above their mental and physical state with technological enhancements. The entire game is about to let the players experience how that feeling is and bareness is just part of a puzzle piece that makes it whole along with many other aspects. Showing body parts are necessary because they play a big role in the setting.

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Transcend Above Current Form

There is a sequence, where your job is to rescue a kidnapped woman and you learn a brutal truth that she was not taken because of a demand of ransom. Her captors were planning to chop her to pieces so that they can collect high-tech implants within her body to sell them on black market. Upon defeating the crooks, you discover her body in a bathtub full of ice with another naked NPC. The player must bring her outside for the paramedics to take a look at her ASAP.

In the futuristic Night City, everyone wants or needs augmented parts for their body and meat or not, body parts are shown for that reason. Some of them are so much augmented that there is a little of humanity left in them or maybe none. So, people do not need to feel awkward about that as it is the nature of the genre. CD Projekt Red still hasn't announced a release date for Cyberpunk 2077 which will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

HitRecord on Beyond Good & Evil 2 #nospec Backlash

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s collaboration organization HitRecord is teaming up with Ubisoft but some people skeptical of the idea.

Just like many other exclusive news from E3 2018 press conference has gotten us excited, developer studio Ubisoft had a couple of them in their fold. Teaming up with an online collaborative production company HitRecord owned by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt for their upcoming action-adventure game Beyond Good & Evil 2 have all the enthusiastic fans thrilled for a rare chance of contributing to this project but this also invokes criticism from many industry professionals.

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HitRecord on Beyond Good & Evil 2 #nospec Backlash

During the discussion, fans are asked to participate creating art assets and making music that will be used in the actual game. This use of fan-made assets has some amateurs and professionals of the art community concerned over the issue of payment. While Gordon and Ubisoft allowed artists and musicians to take part and showcase their talent, people were commenting on whether or not they are getting paid for using their work as it was omitted in the initial announcement.

Seeing everyone making remarks over the matter, Gordon almost immediately took Twitter to clear out things and their intention of paying the patron.



Assuring that each backer would get paid whenever their work used for the game would earn money from it did not really cleared out the frustration that came out from many specialized individuals. He cleared out that his platform is not for industry professionals to earn a living from and they just don't pay in crumbs. Depending on their amount of input for the finished product, some of those benefactors earn in hundreds and some even ends up making tens of thousands for their effort.

HitRecord's partnering up with Ubisoft for Beyond Good and Evil 2 is not just another regular collaboration project. It opens up a new door of opportunity for the contributors to be involved in certain parts of the game and get paid a kind of compensation from a budget sum of $50,000. It will be spread among everyone who has their work included in the completed game. However, for a multibillion-dollar publisher like Ubisoft, that amount is relatively small for a project like this.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt at E3

This ridiculous payment sum clearly points out that both companies are not looking to hire anyone but get a work done by the involvement of group of community artists and that is where many professionals have a problem. This program seemingly looks an awful lot like "spec work" or "speculative work", where an artist works on a project which may or may not earn him a payment. A lot of big-name companies try to rip-off artists with this absurd practice and concerned artists are against this initiative.

The following video is a fine example from Canadian design agency Zulu Alpha Kilo on how "spec work" is totally unacceptable and absurd.




It's been quite long that a lot of agencies and individual professionals have taken a stand against this irrationality and some of them are even using the #nospec hashtag on social media as well. Though in most cases, companies don't give you any form of control over your own original work, Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord works on how to monetize it and give you a cut under a non-exclusive license. The content creator reserves the full right to do whatever they please with it or however they use it.

That actually makes things trickier, because despite you owning the rights to your contribution, the end work is a result of many collaborators and produces a unique product which they have the right to sell. The $50,000 esteemed budget is for music and visuals of nine categories for BGE2 has already amassed more than three thousand submissions. So, the above-mentioned prize is a small piece of cake for a selected many to take a bite from and a huge sum of unpaid labor for others not making a cut.