Wednesday, August 17, 2022

You Can Get Yakuza, Dead By Deadlight And Others Via PS Plus Extra And Premium

 In addition to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Little Nightmares for PlayStation Plus in August, the catalog of downloadable titles for Extra and Premium subscription tiers has increased.

Extra/Premium subscribers can download and play the following titles:

  • Bugsnax 
  • Dead by Daylight 
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands 
  • Yakuza 0 
  • Yakuza Kiwami
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • Metro Exodus
  • Monopoly Madness
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Trials of Mana
  • Uno

Blizzard No Longer Selling Loot Boxes In Overwatch After August 30th

Blizzard will discontinue the sale of Overwatch loot boxes on August 30th, according to a blog post. The date corresponds with the conclusion of the newly published Anniversary Remix Vol. 3 event in the game. After the 30th, gamers will still be able to win free loot boxes, according to Blizzard. Additionally, before the release of Overwatch 2 on October 4th, the game will immediately unlock any loot boxes in a player's inventory. Because the new game will be replacing Overwatch, players will not lose any skins or other cosmetics before the transition.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Here’s How To Access The Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Betas

Here’s How To Get Into The Early Access Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare II Betas

  • PlayStation Early Access: Pre-order the game on PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 to receive a code to the beta that will run from 10 a.m. PT, Sept. 16, to Sept. 20.
  • PlayStation Open Beta: This beta will run from 10 a.m. PT, Sept. 18, to Sept. 20 and will be accessible to all PlayStation players.

A second beta weekend will be available on all consoles and on PC, and will feature crossplay. 

  • Xbox and PC Early Access: Anyone who preorders the game on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, or PC can play in the beta that runs from 10 a.m. PT, Sept. 22, to Sept. 26. 
  • Xbox and PC Open Beta: This beta will be available to all Xbox and PC players and it will run from 10 a.m. PT, Sept. 24, to Sept. 26.
  • PlayStation Open Beta: This beta will be accessible to all PS5/PS4 players and will run from 10 a.m. PT, Sept. 22, to Sept. 26. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

iPadOS 16 Reportedly Delayed From September To October

According to Bloomberg, Apple will move the release of iPadOS 16 from September to October.  Apple is still figuring out Stage Manager. The functionality, which is only available on iPads with M1 and above processors, introduces a new method to multitask with several overlapping windows.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Ghost Recon Wildlands, Cooking Simulator And More Come To Xbox Game Pass

Coming To Xbox Game Pass

Ghost Recon Wildlands (Console, PC, Cloud) – Available Now

Shenzhen I/O (PC) – Available Now

Turbo Golf Racing (Xbox Series X/S, PC, Cloud) – Available Now

Two Point Campus (Console, PC, Cloud) – August 9

Cooking Simulator (Console, PC, Cloud) – August 11

Expeditions: Rome (PC) – August 11

Offworld Trading Company (PC) – August 11

Leaving Xbox Game Pass On August 11

Boyfriend Dungeon (Console, PC, Cloud) 

Curse of the Dead Gods (Console, PC, Cloud)

Library of Ruina (Console, PC, Cloud)

Starmancer (Game Preview) (PC)

Train Sim World 2 (Console, PC, Cloud)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 2 coming August 4th

Rev up your engines, because eight more courses are making their way to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game with the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC for the Nintendo Switch system on August 4. Wave 2 features the delightfully sweet Sky-High Sundae course, which makes its first appearance in the Mario Kart series! Plus, you can marvel at the neon lights of New York Minute from the Mario Kart Tour mobile game and careen around a giant pinball machine in the DS Waluigi Pinball course, just to name a few. To see all the Wave 2 courses in action, check out an overview trailer here:

Wave 2 includes the Turnip Cup and the Propeller Cup, with fast and familiar courses appearing from the Mario Kart series across the Super NES, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Wii and Mario Kart Tour games. Each course can be played locally or online. Cups are divided as follows:

  • Turnip Cup
    • Tour New York Minute – Zip past towering skyscrapers and enjoy a scenic drive through the park in this Big Apple-inspired course originating from the mobile game Mario Kart Tour.
    • SNES Mario Circuit 3 – Drift your way around tight corners and avoid the Warp Pipes in this classic course that originated in Super Mario Kart on Super NES.
    • N64 Kalimari Desert – This desert race features frequent run-ins with an old-fashioned steam locomotive that crosses the course – be careful not to cause any delays!
    • DS Waluigi Pinball – Launch, bump and weave across this course themed after a giant pinball table, complete with colorful lights and sounds. Just try not to tilt!

  • Propeller Cup
    • Tour Sydney Sprint – Soak up the sunshine as you soar above the bay and cruise around the sights in this course that originated in Mario Kart Tour.
    • GBA Snow Land – Try not to slip and slide on this wintry course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit. Just remember: Cooler heads will prevail.
    • Wii Mushroom Gorge – This course features an underground cavern, deep chasms and giant mushrooms to spring off of – make sure you land safely!
    • Sky-High Sundae – The competition may heat up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t chill out in this sweet race, which is filled with larger-than-life desserts at nearly every turn. Prove you’re number one under the sun(dae) in this debut course!

Wave 2 will join Wave 1, which is already available and features eight courses, including Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain, 3DS Toad Circuit, DS Shroom Ridge and GBA Sky Garden, as well as Ninja Hideaway, Paris Promenade and Tokyo Blur from Mario Kart Tour. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass includes six separate waves, with eight courses each, which will all be released by the end of 2023.

Backbone Unveiled An Officially-Licensed Playstation Model

Backbone has recently unveiled an officially-licensed PlayStation model of its famous mobile phone controller.

This version will have unique connection with the PlayStation app and the PS Remote Play app, as well as an update line that mimics the interfaces of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It also includes a 3-month trial of Discord Nitro (and 2 months of Stadia Pro, if you're interested). It should be noted while this iPhone controller is compatible with many iPhone models, you can also request an adapter for the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max models.