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19th October 2021

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Sony Pictures Offloads Game Studio for 1 Billion

Jackpot.Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the Game Show Network in 2019, and part of the purchase included a subsidiary called GSN Games. This division was assigned the task of developing online and mobile gambling games, including slots inspired by Wheel of Fortune. But, perhaps recognising the studio no longer fits its portfolio, the Japanese giant has offloaded the business to smartphone gaming giant Scopely as part of a deal valued at $1 billion.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the transaction will be paid in a 50-50 split, which will see Sony receive a mix of cash and stock. This will…

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18th October 2021

21:00
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New Dungeon and Halloween Events Now Live in Black Desert

One of the biggest content updates of 2021 for Black Desert is underway with the introduction of its new season server, Season+, the second act of the all-new Atoraxxion dungeon, and the game’s all-new Halloween-themed events. Season+ is a bolstered season server which has undergone several improvements since the previous season by implementing feedback from […]

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18th October 2021

18:15
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PlayStation App Beta Update Lets PS5 Users Share Screenshots and Video Capture

Only in Japan and Canada, currently.PlayStation is rolling out a limited beta update for the PlayStation App on mobile devices. Said beta lets PS5 users upload screenshots and video captures, which can then be viewed and shared through the app. However, this test run is currently only available in Japan and Canada, and even then, it's for iOS users only (with an Android update planned for the near future).In any case, this is clearly Sony testing the waters. By enabling the update on the app, your linked PS5 will automatically upload screenshots and videos saved to your console. These shares will…

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18th October 2021

17:30
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September 2021 NPD PS5 Snaps Nintendo Switchs 33Month Hardware Win Streak

Overtaken.PlayStation 5 was the United States’ best-selling hardware platform in both units and dollar sales in September 2021, ending a 33-month Nintendo Switch streak. While Sony’s next-gen console has outperformed the hybrid console in dollar sales at times over the past year, this is the first occasion where it’s outdone it in units as well, suggesting the stock situation is improving. It’s the first time a system has outsold the Nintendo Switch in the US since the PS4 did all the way back in November 2018.It was a big month for sports games, with Madden NFL 22 maintaining its position…

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18th October 2021

16:59
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Salt and Sacrifice will be exclusive to Epic Games Store on PC

Ska Studios, the developer of the souls-like platformer Salt and Sanctuary and its highly-anticipated follow-up Salt and Sacrifice, has announced the PC version of the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive.The game has not yet got a solid release date, but we do know that it's aiming to launch in the first quarter of 2021 on both PC and PS5. It'll be available in in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese at launch, too.It's worth noting at this point that the original Salt and Sanctuary game eventually came to Nintendo Switch (and Steam), so we may yet see the hard-as-nails…

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18th October 2021

16:30
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Video DC Fandome Teases Greatness for Gotham Knights Suicide Squad

We could be heroes.Typical. You spend six years waiting for just one Batman game to turn up, only for two games based on DC’s caped crusader to arrive at once. Yes, 2022 is very much shaping up to be a blockbuster year for Bruce and his Dark Night alter ego, with Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League both making their way to PlayStation consoles. These upcoming titles received new story trailers during Saturday’s DC Fandome digital event, but how much did they make us salivate?That’s the question Aaron answers in today’s Push Square’s video, analysing the new information…

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18th October 2021

16:15
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Riders Republic Will Be Free for Four Hours on PS5 PS4 Prior to Launch

A new cycle.If you’re still undecided on whether to buy Riders Republic on its 28th October release date, then you’ll be able to make up your mind by playing a four hour free trial on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 – a full week ahead of time. Beginning 21st October through 27th October, publisher Ubisoft will release a “time-limited trial week”, which will allow you to download and experience the entire game for a restricted length of time.Any progress that you make during the trial will transition to the full game, and there’ll even be a competition involving the Mass Races where anyone…

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18th October 2021

16:05
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Ash is Apex Legends next playable hero Season 11 trailer coming later this week

Apex Legends is getting another new hero, Ash, when Season 11 – Escape – kicks off at some point in the not-too-distant future.Thanks to a brand new Stories from the Outlands trailer (embedded below) released by Apex Legends developer Respawn and publisher EA today, we know the name and backstory of the next character we're going to get to play as: Ash.If you're big into your Titanfall/Apex Legends lore, you may remember Ash from the second game; Ashleigh 'Ash' Reid is a Simulacrum Pilot and baddy from Titanfall 2. She's changed a bit since we saw her in the last game, though, and…

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18th October 2021

16:00
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Dreams Is Teaming Up with Professor Brian Cox for Latest Community Jam

Space jam.Tell you what, Media Molecule doesn't half pick some unusual collaborators for Dreams. The studio has worked alongside artist Noah Cyrus, the cast of the Jumanji movies, Wallace & Gromit makers Aardman, and even Mercedes-Benz on in-game projects. The team is adding to this eclectic collection of guests with the newly announced partnership with BBC Earth and Professor Brian Cox.Yes, that's right — the northern national treasure is teaming up with Media Molecule with the game's latest community jam, the theme of which is 'Brand New Planet'. The jam will get started in-game tomorrow,…

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18th October 2021

15:54
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God of War Ragnarok Comes to Life in Creative Cover Art Animation

Kratos and Atreus show off some moves in a vibrant animated version of God of War Ragnarok’s cover art. Fans may have got a decent look into the world of Ragnarok in September with a beautifully lengthy trailer showing off Midgard’s icy atmosphere but that’s really only left us wanting even more. Throughout the footage, ... The post God of War Ragnarok Comes to Life in Creative Cover Art Animation by Rachael Fiddis appeared first on DualShockers.

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18th October 2021

15:30
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Mini Review The Caligula Effect 2 PS4 Rough but Intriguing JRPG Has a Lot of Cool Ideas

No regrets.If you're looking for a rather unique Japanese RPG stuffed with reasonably interesting ideas, then The Caligula Effect 2 is certainly worth a look. You play as a high school student who comes to the sudden realisation that the world around them isn't real. In a Matrix-esque twist, it turns out that you're part of a simulation of sorts — an illusory realm where people are free from the worries and traumas that haunt their real lives. However, being able to see through the facade makes you a target — a miscalculation that must be corrected by the simulation and those who enforce its…

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18th October 2021

14:30
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Elden Ring Closed Beta Test Announced Register Now to Play in November

"Selected players" can play early.Elden Ring was looking to be a very early 2022 hit on PlayStation 5 and PS4, but now, it'll be a slightly less early hit. A small delay sees the anticipated FromSoftware RPG release about a month later than the planned January launch. However, publisher Bandai Namco has paired this bad news with some good news. Elden Ring is getting a closed network test, and it's happening very soon indeed.Yes, the next FromSoft adventure is getting a closed beta, playable on both PS5 and PS4, and it's all happening in November of this year. In a press release, Bamco goes over…

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18th October 2021

14:15
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Elden Ring Delayed Just Over a Month to February 2022

Ohhhh, Elden Ring.Just when you thought February 2022 couldn't get any busier for new game releases, Elden Ring gets delayed from its original 21st January date to the 25th February. At just over a month's delay, it's certainly not the end of the world — but we're left wondering whether Elden Ring and other February 2022 releases like Horizon Forbidden West, Dying Light 2, and the new Saints Row will actually stick to their guns.So what's the reason for the delay? Well, developer From Software writes: "The depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations. Thank you for…

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