Thursday, May 26, 2022

Genshin Impact 2.7 Releases Next Week

 The Genshin Impact 2.7 update will be available on all platforms on May 31st. Developer HoYoverse has stated that a new Archon Quest in the Chasm will be added, revealing Liyue and Yaksha's past, as well as Yelan finally joining in. Reruns of Xiao and Arataki Itto will also be available, with the Arataki group conducting a drumalong rhythm game. Players will be stuck in the depths with Yanfei, Yelan, Arataki Itto, and Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact 2.7 Hidden Dreams in the Depths. Playing the tale here unlocks the new combat challenge – Realms of Guile and War – as well as goodies such as an event-exclusive four-star bow, Fading Twilight, which will be available in the event store. Watch the entire trailer for Genshin Impact 2.7 below:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Fall Guys Going Free To Play And Coming To Xbox And Nintendo Switch

Mediatonic has stuck to their guns and confirmed that Fall Guys would be released for the Nintendo Switch on June 21st. On the same day, the company stated that Fall Guys will becoming free-to-play, along with coming to Xbox. One of the new features being incorporated into the colorful multiplayer game is the ability to create your own courses; however, this function will be available at a later date. Fall Guys will also have cross-progression and cross-play, and the Nintendo Switch version will aim at 30 fps in both portable and docked mode. 

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.4, Studio Display Firmware 15.5

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.4 and Studio Display Firmware 15.5. The former provides support for new Podcasts app features as well as the Studio Display webcam fix.

According to Apple’s release notes, macOS 12.4 provides the following improvements:

  • Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your Mac and automatically delete older ones;
  • Support for Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 (also available as a separate update) that refines camera tuning, including improved noise reduction, contrast, and framing

You can download macOS Monterey 12.4 by going to System Preferences —> Software Update. And if you’re not running macOS Monterey, you can obtain macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 via the same process. The upgrade provides bug/security fixes and speed improvements.

iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5 Posted With Wallet And Podcast Improvements

Apple has released iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 with improvements to the Wallet and Podcast apps. According to Apple's release notes, the operating system upgrades include the following improvements and bug fixes:

– Wallet now enables Apple Cash customers to send and request money from their Apple Cash card
– Apple Podcasts includes a new setting to limit episodes stored on your iPhone and automatically delete older ones
– Fixes an issue where home automations, triggered by people arriving or leaving, may fail

You can update your iPhone and iPad by going to Settings —> General —> Software Update.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Here’s The Lineup For The New PS Plus

Here’s the PS5 and PS4 game catalog coming from PlayStation Studios to PS Plus: 

  • Alienation | Housemarque, PS4
  • Bloodborne | FromSoftware, PS4
  • Concrete Genie | Pixelopus, PS4
  • Days Gone | Bend Studio, PS4
  • Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition | Housemarque, PS4
  • Death Stranding and Death Stranding Director’s Cut | Kojima Productions, PS4/PS5
  • Demon’s Souls | Bluepoint Games,  PS5
  • Destruction AllStars | Lucid Games, PS5
  • Everybody’s Golf | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut | Sucker Punch, PS4/ PS5
  • God of War | Santa Monica Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Gravity Rush Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Horizon Zero Dawn | Guerrilla Games, PS4
  • Infamous First Light | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Infamous Second Son | Sucker Punch, PS4
  • Knack | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 | Sumo Digital, PS4
  • LocoRoco Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • LocoRoco 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man | Insomniac Games, PS4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | Insomniac Games, PS4/PS5
  • Matterfall |Housemarque, PS4
  • MediEvil | Other Ocean, PS4
  • Patapon Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Patapon 2 Remastered | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Resogun | Housemarque, PS4
  • Returnal | Housemarque, PS5
  • Shadow of the Colossus | Japan Studio,  PS4
  • Tearaway Unfolded | Media Molecule, PS4
  • The Last Guardian | Japan Studio, PS4
  • The Last of Us Remastered | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Until Dawn | Supermassive Games, PS4
  • Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • WipEout Omega Collection | Clever Beans & Creative Vault Studios, PS4

And here’s the PS5 and PS4 game catalog coming from third-party studios to PS Plus:

  • Ashen | Annapurna Interactive,PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla| Ubisoft, PS4/PS5
  • Celeste | Maddy Makes Games, PS4
  • Cities: Skylines | Paradox Interactive, PS4
  • Control: Ultimate Edition | 505 Games, PS4/PS5
  • Dead Cells | Motion Twin, PS4
  • Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition | Square Enix Co. LTD, PS4
  • Hollow Knight | Team Cherry, PS4
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Square Enix Co. LTD., PS4/PS5
  • Mortal Kombat 11 | WB Games, PS4/PS5
  • Narutoshippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • NBA 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • Outer Wilds | Annapurna Interactive, PS4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 | Rockstar Games, PS4 
  • Resident Evil | Capcom Co., Ltd, PS4
  • Soulcalibur VI | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., PS4
  • The Artful Escape | Annapurna Interactive, PS4/PS5
  • The Crew 2 | Ubisoft, PS4

Here is what PlayStation is calling an “early look at a selection of games that will be available” on PS Plus: 

PlayStation Studios

  • Ape Escape | Japan Studio, Original Playstation 
  • Hot Shots Golf | Japan Studio, Original Playstation
  • I.Q. Intelligent Qube | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Jumping Flash! | Japan Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Syphon Filter | Bend Studio, Original PlayStation
  • Super Stardust Portable | Housemarque, PSP

Third Party Partners:

  • Mr. Driller | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation 
  • Tekken 2 | Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., Original PlayStation 
  • Worms World Party | Team 17, Original PlayStation 
  • Worms Armageddon | Team17, Original PlayStation 

And here’s the remasters of the classic games catalog: 

PlayStation Studios:

  • Ape Escape 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Dark Cloud 2 | Japan Studio, PS4
  • FantaVision | SIE, PS4   
  • Hot Shots Tennis | Japan Studio, PS4  
  • Jak II | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak 3 | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak X: Combat Racing | Naughty Dog, PS4
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy | Naughty Dog, PS4  
  • Rogue Galaxy | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Siren | Japan Studio, PS4
  • Wild Arms 3 | SIE, PS4 

Third Party Partners:

  • Baja: Edge of Control HD | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Bioshock Remastered | 2K Games, PS4
  • Borderlands The Handsome Collection | 2K Games, PS4
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition | Gearbox Publishing, PS4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning | THQ Nordic, PS4
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection | WB Games, PS4

PlayStation Studios:

  • Crash Commando | Creative Vault Studios, PS3
  • Demon’s Souls | From Software, PS3
  • echochrome | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ico | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Infamous | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous 2 | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • Infamous: Festival of Blood | Sucker Punch, PS3
  • LocoRoco Cocoreccho! | Japan Studio, PS3
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • MotorStorm RC | Evolution Studios, PS3
  • Puppeteer | Japan Studio, PS3
  • rain | Japan Studio, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Resistance 3 | Insomniac Games, PS3
  • Super Stardust HD | Housemarque, PS3
  • Tokyo Jungle | Japan Studio, PS3
  • When Vikings Attack | Clever Beans, PS3

Third Party Partners:

  • Asura’s Wrath | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 |  Konami, PS3
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West | Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., PS3
  • F.E.A.R. | WB Games, PS3
  • Lost Planet 2 | Capcom Co., Ltd., PS3
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 | Koei Tecmo, PS3
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare | Rockstar Games, PS3

Here’s a look at some of the titles that will be part of the time-limited game trials: 

PlayStation Studios:

  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection | Naughty Dog, PS5
  • Horizon Forbidden West | Guerrilla Games, PS4/PS5

Third Party Partners:

  • Cyberpunk 2077 | CD Projekt, PS5
  • Farming Simulator 22 | Giants Software GmBH, PS4/PS5 
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderland |  2K Games, PS4/PS5
  • WWE 2K22 | 2K Games, PS4/PS5

Thursday, May 19, 2022

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Tops The NPD Sales Chart For April 2022

  1. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  2. Elden Ring
  3. MLB: The Show 22
  4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  5. Nintendo Switch Sports
  6. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  7. Horizon: Forbidden West
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. Gran Turismo 7
  10. Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Sniper Elite 5, Vampire Survivors And More Comes To Xbox Game Pass

Coming To Xbox Game Pass

  • Her Story (PC) - Available Now
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 (Console, PC, Cloud) - Available Now
  • Little Witch in the Woods (Game Preview) (Console, PC) - Available Now
  • Skate (Cloud) - Available Now
  • Umurangi Generation Special Edition (Console, PC, Cloud) - Available Now
  • Farming Simulator 22 (Console, PC, Cloud) - Available Now
  • Vampire Survivors (PC)  - Available Now
  • Floppy Knights (Console, PC, Cloud) - May 24
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker (Console, PC, Cloud) - May 24
  • Sniper Elite 5 (Console, PC) - May 26
  • Cricket 22 (PC) - May 27
  • Pac-Man Museum+ (Console, PC, Cloud) - May 27

Leaving Xbox Game Pass On May 31 

  • EA Sports NHL 20 (Console)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Knockout City (Console, PC)
  • Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (Console, PC, Cloud)
  • Spellforce 3: Soul Harvest (PC) 
  • Superhot Mind Control Delete (Console, PC, Cloud) 
  • Yes Your Grace (Console, PC, Cloud)