May 31, 2016

You read that right – Atari classic games are coming!! As advertised on Amazon recently, Atari will be releasing 2 volumes of classic games for the PS4. These will be released 10/4/16 and available for approx. $19.99. They will also be available for Xbox One.

Volume 1 includes:

Adventure, Asgo Concentration, Asteroids, Asteroids (Arcade), Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade), Basic Math Blackjack, Breakout, Casino, Championship Soccer, Checkers, Chess, Code Breaker, Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles (arcade), Demons to Diamonds, Double Dunk, Flag Capture, Golf, Gravitar, Gravitar (arcade), Hangman, Haunted House, Major Havoc (arcade), Maze craze, Missile Command, Missile Command (Arcade), Night Driver, Off the Wall, Outlaw, Race, Red Baron (arcade), Return to Haunted House, RS Baseball, RS Basketball, RS Tennis, Secret Quest, Sentinel, Sky Diver, Spacewar, Sprint (arcade), Starship, Stellar Track, Street Racer, Sub Commander, Super Breakout, Super Breakout (Arcade), Surround, V Pinball, and Video cube.

Volume 2 includes:

3D Tic Tac Tow, Air Sea Battle, Backgammon, Basketball, Black Widow (arcade), Bowling, Brain games, Canyon bomber, Centipede, Centipede (arcade), Circus Atari, Combat, Combat 2, Desert falcon, Dodge-em, Fatal run, Football, Homerun, Human cannonball, Liberator (arcade), Lunar lander (arcade), Millipede, Millipede (arcade), Minigolf, Pong (arcade), Quadrun, Radar lock, RS Volleyball, RS Boxing, RS Football, RS Soccer, Save Mary, Slot machine, Slot racers, Space duel (arcade), Sprint master, Star raiders, Steeplechase, Stunt cycle, Super baseball, Super football, Sword quest EW, Sword quest FW, Sword quest WW, Tempest, Tempest (arcade), Video Olympics, Warlords, Warlords (arcade), and Yars’ Revenge.

For those of you NOT playing Uncharted 4 – SPOILER ALERT!! (and… um… why the hell aren’t you playing this awesome game yet?!)

For those of you PLAYING Uncharted 4… how fucking cool was this Easter egg?? Haven’t seen it yet?? Well, sit back, relax, and let us tell you all about it.

Naughty Dog is known for cool Easter eggs (remember THe Last of Us newspaper Easter egg at the beginning of Uncharted 3??) BUT this is by far the coolest. So, in the Epilogue of Uncharted 4 this Easter egg can be found in Cassie’s room. Cassie – again, SPOILER ALERT – is Nate and Elena’s daughter. After you finish playing Crash Bandicoot the second time you see a poster on Cassie’s wall in the back of the room. The poster clearly shows a pregnant woman in a gas mask (Ellie?? Ellie’s mom??) and the poster bears the title The Last of Us: American Daughters. Here’s a screenshot:

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So of course now that Naughty Dog is done with Uncharted 4 we fully expect the sequel to The Last of Us to be announced at E3. We don’t know if American Daughters will be the title – if you remember late last year Sony trademarked Days Gone which many people believed to be the next game in The Last of Us series.

Of course this is all speculation and rumor… but they didn’t just put that poster in there for the hell of it… Neil Druckmann is a smart guy… and there’s more coming from his team on The Last of Us.

SMITE is ending it’s beta and going live on PS4 as of 5/31/16! Here’s the latest announcement from the PlayStation Blog and newest video.

PlayStation’s latest blog says, “In Smite, you become a God from ancient mythology like the mighty Zeus, Greek God of the Sky or the magical Kukulkan, the Mayan Serpent of the Nine Winds. Then it’s all on you to unleash your deity’s unique fighting style, legendary weapons, and earth-shattering powers to defeat your foes.

Smite pioneered – and perfected – the third-person perspective MOBA. Smite puts you into the heart of the action, not looking down at a tiny character or floating behind a lumbering oaf.

If you’re new to MOBAs, there’s no better game to start with than Smite.”

PlayStation is really dipping into the MOBA area, and SMITE is it’s latest foray. If you played the beta then you know how ridiculously good it is. If you haven’t then be sure to check out the video and see what you’ve been missing.

 

 

 

Naughty Dog has released a few updated for Uncharted 4 including a multiplayer patch 1.05.016 and Live Update 1.05.017 – both patches were released 5/27/16. Patch notes can be viewed here.

Multiplayer (patch 1.05.016)

  • Fixed major networking issues*
  • Fixed an animation exploit for taunts
  • Fixed Party Join issue
  • Age Restriction settings adjusted for several countries
    • Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

 

*A couple of notes regarding the “major networking issues”:

  • We expect to see a dramatic reduction of “white-plug” errors occurring for those with adequate connections
  • We have also made changes that should help address the appearance of Invisible/Invincible enemies due to networking errors

Multiplayer (patch 1.05.017)

  • Friday, May 27th at 12:00 (PST)
    • Increases Challenge Relic Bonus by 50%
    • Store update has a 70% bundle discount

WoW is having a rough week… the movie opened abroad to HORRIBLE reviews and they have extremely low box office projections. We haven’t seen the movie yet (it doesn’t open officially in the US until 6/10/16) but everyone we know that has says the same thing: what a waste of money.

For such an iconic franchise this has to be a kick in the balls… Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 22% and Metacritic gave it 37/100.

If you’ve seen it or plan to give us a shout – we’d love to know what your thoughts are.

Kotatu recently broke the “rumor” that Hello Games new game No Man’s Sky was going to be delayed. Sony finally admitted that rumor was in fact true and the game will not be coming out this June as originally planned. The game has officially pushed to 8/9/16.

Sean Murray from Hello took to the PlayStation Blog to officially address this change. Read the full blog here.

Bethesda promised us console modding and console modding is coming! Woo hoo! They have confirmed that mods will be available for Xbox One this Tuesday 5/31/16. While they say they are also still on track for PS4, they have left the release date as a nebulous “June” timeframe.

Major Nelson published a video via YouTube highlighting 4 mods running on Xbox One as well as discussing a mod competition you can enter to win a custom Fallout 4 Xbox One. View it here.

Bethesda will also host a Twitch stream tonight at Midnight to showcase the new modding features.