Showing posts with label Action-Adventure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Action-Adventure. Show all posts

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 17 million copies of The Last of Us game on PS3 and PS4.

With everyone hyping over developer Naughty Dog's upcoming action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us Part II with its amazing gameplay reveal at E3 2018, the studio reminded us why they’re making a sequel to the critically acclaimed original. On the 5th anniversary of The Last of Us' release, their official Twitter account revealed that publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have sold over 17 million copies of the game till April 2018 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

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Although, they had the data regarding units sold to their hands back in April, the studio probably waited for the fifth anniversary of the game’s debut to come and then make it public. The game was released on June 14, 2013 for PS3 and 13 months after it came out, Sony has already sold 7 million copies of it. A PS4 version, The Last of Us Remastered is released on July 2014, which saw 1 million units sold in just a month and mounted a total of 8 million copies of the game.



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It terms of sales, The Last of Us had a pretty good run by selling nearly close to 10 million copies in a year after it saw release. When the game was ported to PlayStation 4, it saw another surge on stores for the game. It became so popular that Sony even announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle that offered The Last of Us Remastered with it back in 2015. Game director Neil Druckmann surely did an awesome job creating a compelling story of Joel and Ellie's unforgettable journey in such a dark and gritty world.

The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

Naughty Dog suggesting that protagonist Joel of the original game will not be a playable character in the sequel.

Critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us is getting a sequel, which was announced at PlayStation Experience 2016. By the time we witnessed E3 2018, we got to look at some gameplay footage as promised by game director Neil Druckmann. Developers of Naughty Dog has been hinting for some time that Joel from the original game will not be a playable character in The Last of Us Part II anymore and Ellie will take charge from here in the sequel.

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The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

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After some time, Druckmann also confirmed this theory recently during Sony's E3 2018 press conference. Previously, players were able to take control of both Joel and Ellie in a two-part gameplay but it looks like we are not going to experience anything like that. Now, this leads fans to speculate that the studio is probably killing off Joel's character and they have many reasons to believe that. One of them is Ellie being the sole focus of all the trailers released till date.

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Ellie is a teenage survivor of a post-apocalyptic world, who grew under the wings of Joel as a strong female protagonist and they both developed a bond. There is a good reason for Naughty Dog being all secretive about what happened to her guardian angel in this PlayStation 4-exclusive. Perhaps, they just don't want to spoil the story for fans in advance as it can diminish the impact of this twist upon release. Probably this is why; Joel actually appears briefly in one of the early trailers and interacted with her.

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Joel Isn’t Playable

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Our best guess is that he died in between the events of these two games and whatever appearances he makes is some sort of cameo in form of flashback from past. The E3 gameplay reveal trailer hints of him still being around when Jesse talks to Ellie about her "Old-Man", which strongly refers to Joel. However, she then embarks a journey for retribution also suggests that she lost someone beloved to her and maybe she lost him as well as her newly introduced love interest Dina.

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Although Druckmann confirmed Ellie being the only playable character, possibilities of Joel appearing in a later DLC is still in hand. Keeping the dark aesthetic of the series in mind and Joel's phrasing to Ellie in the first trailer as “You really going to go through with this?” instead of saying "We" deeply hints that he is just a ghostly apparition that resides in her mind as she seeks revenge against some group of humans we saw her prey on at the gameplay reveal trailer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

Insomniac Games and Sony drops a new E3 Showcase trailer focusing on gameplay of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

Developer studio Insomniac Games has previously worked on games like Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time or Sunset Overdrive for Sony’s platform but Marvel's Spider-Man seem to be their first attempt of working with a licensed superhero property like Spider-Man. E3 2018 has been creating some hype now and it was time PlayStation E3 Showcase releases some of their anticipating titles of the year like the one we are currently talking about and they actually did it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

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We are here with an extensive gameplay trailer for Insomniac Games' upcoming action-adventure superhero entry and it looks just amazing!




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This freshly out of box gameplay reveal have introduced a lot of villains from Spidey's infamous rogue's gallery and expanded our featured character list for the game. He has been operating as a friendly neighborhood web-slinger in New York City for eight years now and has captured a lot of bad-guys from common thugs, gang members to even major super-villains. Most dangerous among these are locked up in a maximum-security prison facility called RAFT, which is right off the coast of Manhattan.

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Run-in With RAFT Inmates

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When a massive breakout takes place and all of the criminals in RAFT get loose, Spider-Man had to go there to check in the situation. He is welcomed by one of his arch-nemesis Electro and then he bumped into Rhino before Scorpion grabs a hold on him. An explosion sets him free but by then Mac Gargan was gone and he is left to deal with all the prisoners. He takes the fight to the rooftop to have a run-in with Mr. Negative and The Vulture. When another of his enemy shows up, he looks surprised and the video ends in a cliffhanger.

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A close look at the combat system is explored nicely and we have to give it up for the developers for doing a Spider-Man right even if it is set out of the regular continuity. Web-head acts like he should and he got all those sick moves to land some awesome combos on the baddies. All of the super-villains have revamped version of their costumes now just like our hero and five on them prying upon him one by one was one of the defining aspect of this gameplay video.

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Sting of the Scorpion

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The infamous "Sinister Six" gang is most likely to be at play here, because after fighting five of his worst enemies, he saw another coming and exclaims in shock. Our best guess for the sixth villain is Doctor Octopus and we do have our reasons. Doc Ock is not only one of his old nemeses but he also is a founding member of the six. Besides, they were evidently working under someone's instructions and given his status as a mad -genius, we had to presume it was our good old four legged doctor.

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It's pretty good seeing our renowned characters from Marvel Universe evolving and Spider-Man games specially getting better with time. The collaboration with Marvel Games have helped them a lot to reach a new peak, because if you mess up a game based on a popular superhero, people will remember it for a long-time. Besides, Spidey is one of Marvel's flagship heroes and also very popular among fans, so there was that pressure as well. We are waiting for September 7 to get our hands on this amazing PlayStation 4-exclusive.

The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

The very first gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II is finally revealed at E3 2018, showcasing Ellie to be a deadly fighter.

It's been five years that critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us is released and we only learned about a sequel being actually developed titled The Last of Us Part II at PlayStation Experience 2016. After dropping two trailers of the game previously, Neil Druckmann from developer studio Naughty Dog promised lately to show off some more of his game at E3 2018 and he kept his word by releasing a new trailer which focuses on the gameplay.

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The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

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Time for dropping everything else and witness what new revelation The Last of Us Part II hold for us in this brand-new gameplay reveal trailer.




Series protagonist Ellie is 19 now and not a little girl anymore. She apparently has found some peace as well as a relationship with a girl named Dina. Ellie is at a gathering, quietly enjoying a drink while watching her love interest dance in a room full of people and a friend of her named Jesse joins her for a talk. Dina comes back to grab Ellie for a dance before they depart from Jesse and they talk about how everyone is awkwardly gawking at them and then starts kissing passionately.

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A Peaceful Life

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The scene then cuts to a time in future where Ellie was slicing a man's throat afar from his teammates. We do know that the sequel is set five years after the events of the first game but jumping in between timelines, it is really hard to tell whether or not the events from that evening with Dina was from before or after the outbreak. A newly revamped gameplay mechanics introduced in the game actually lets you feel the struggle Ellie goes through as she pushes herself to her limits.

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More Dynamic Stealth

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Her approach to these marauders depicted through her actions is seemingly vengeful and possibly they have messed with her in some major way that she is looking for payback so bad. Stealth is shown to have give player a tactical advantage when surrounded by multiple enemies and health is running low during combat. Though no infected swarm of Clickers were to be seen anywhere, the human enemies are seem to appear more ruthless and resourceful because of an entirely rebuilt game engine.

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Journey of Retribution

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The trailer clearly shows that game director Druckmann knows how to keep fans hooked and yearning for more. It starts with a slow, calm opening seemingly with an intent of telling a compelling story and then smoothly dives into gameplay footage to display the in-game lengths it will let you reach before coming back to the ongoing story for a complete cinematic experience. From graphics to fluid animation of the characters fleshing out every little details was truly amazing.

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A Romantic Interest

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Stealth-based action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog is set to release on Sony’s platform PlayStation 4 but a release date is still to be announced. Recently, games like God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn has already elevated fan-expectation of PS4 to sky high. So, it's very important for this project to live up to anticipation where single-player-focused narrative gameplay has a vital part to play. Actor Ashley Johnson has returned to reprise Ellie's character as Shannon Woodward and Stephen Chang play the role of Dina and Jesse respectively.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

Avalanche Studios’ next game from Just Cause series is confirmed via another leak on Valve’s Steam store.

Swedish developer Avalanche Studios was responsible for creating open-world action-adventure game Just Cause in 2006 that successfully spawned two more sequels; Just Cause 2 in 2010 and Just Cause 3 in 2015. Ever since the last game from the franchise dropped three years ago, many fans of the series were hoping that a new game will be announced anytime. Those players may rejoice as Valve’s Steam store has accidentally revealed Just Cause 4 with an ad recently.

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Just Cause 4 Leaked on Steam

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Shortly after an announcement for their upcoming cooperative first-person shooter Generation Zero, this leak was found. The advertisement encouraged players buy the game ahead of its release on Steam and that's a way of confirming the third sequel. Also, protagonist Rico Rodriguez is going to make a comeback and the game will be available on PC, according to the image and the fact that this ad was on a platform that digitally distributes video games for PC. Hopefully, a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will be there too.

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It was first spotted by one of the stuff member of Kotaku and now almost everyone knows this. Though any promotional image has not yet been released by developer Avalanche Studios or publisher Square Enix but the Steam commercial did it in advance. The game was probably meant to announce next week as E3 2018 is here now but unfortunately bust out early. Also, it means very soon some trailer may release and the game itself will be available for pre-order as well.

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Steam Advertisement Image

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Few weeks ago, post-apocalyptic open world shooter RAGE 2 from the same developer studio was also leaked unexpectedly from an advance Walmart listing and received confirmation shortly from publisher Bethesda Softworks. Since Square Enix was in charge of publishing the last installment of the series, they will be back again with this new game while Avalanche manages to market Generation Zero on their own.

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One thing that we can all agree about is that Just Cause 4 is indeed a real project and not a hoax. Among many other Walmart Canada leaks, this game was mentioned as well and we can only hope that the rest will also be announced very soon in E3 press conference or maybe after that. This means, we can eagerly wait for confirmation of Forza Horizon, Gears of War 5 and a new Splinter Cell game.