PUBG game data appears on PlayStation servers

Another battle royale game possibly for PlayStation users?



After nearly a year since its release for the PC and the Xbox One, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) continues to be one of the most popular battle royale games in today’s generation. Now, newly found evidence suggests that PUBG could find another home under another popular console, expanding its reach into the market even further.

ResetERA member Taker34 shares information from Sony fan site about digital game IDs for PUBG on the PlayStation 4. Such data include game images and Content IDs for the North American and European versions of the game. These game codes appeared on Sony’s public PlayStation servers, but searching for the game using the code shows no other information regarding price or release dates.

PUBG was initially released in Early Access for the PC in March 2017 before hitting the Xbox One as a “console exclusive” game later in December. The popular battle royale game shared mixed reviews for its Xbox One release, citing multiple performance issues. Despite such issues, the game’s player base continues to grow, especially with the recent success of the free-to-play PUBG Mobile. With this latest development, talks of cross-play across both the Xbox One and the PS4 could potentially resurface — much like the case with Fortnite earlier this year.

Speculations of the game’s availability stemmed from a filling for a PS4 game rating in South Korea over a month ago. Fans and users on several forums for the game suggest that the game will potentially launch in December 2018, a year since its Xbox One release. As of writing, executives from Sony Interactive Entertainment America have yet to accept requests for comments on the topic.


Dr. Mario World is coming to Android and iOS in a few weeks

A classic coming back to life!



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After a week from E3 2019, Nintendo has announced the release of its latest mobile game. The Japanese game company has been reviving its classic titles lately and the newest one coming to our phones is Dr. Mario World.

The new Nintendo game for mobile will be available for iOS and Android on July 10 for free. Pre-registration is already open on the App Store and Play Store.

A new trailer for Dr. Mario World gives us our first look at the game. From the looks of it, it’s going to be pretty different yet familiar. Instead of a Tetris-style gameplay where the capsules fall down the screen, Dr. Mario World will require players to drag the capsules on the playing field. Since the game will be played on phones with touchscreens, this approach makes better sense than left-right buttons.

Like most free-to-play titles, the game will have in-app purchases that’ll help players progress in the game. The game also has countdown timers and character customizations.

The original Dr. Mario game came out in 1990 and it instantly became one of the best Nintendo titles. It was originally developed for the NES. It was ported and remade for multiple platforms after.

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Taiwan Excellence is holding its first esports cup in the Philippines

With a prize pool of P360,000



Esports continue to grow in the Philippines thanks to the help from both organizations and major brands. The latest to make its mark in the local competitive scene is Taiwan Excellence, which will be holding an esports cup in Manila beginning in July.

With the help of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), there’ll be a PhP 360,000 prize pool for the expected 2,000 participants from across the country. The featured games are Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and League of Legends (LOL).

Registration for the tournament begins on June 15. The first phase of the competition will start on July 6 for CS:GO and August 3 for LOL. The grand finals will happen from October 4 to 5 at SM North EDSA The Block, Quezon City. Taiwan Excellence’s esports cup was previously held in Malaysia and Thailand.

“Taiwan is known for its breakthrough electronics industry, with renowned innovations and quality products being developed for global distribution. Now with esports, we take pride in sharing that industry-leading brands are from Taiwan, with Filipino gamers,” said C.T. Wu, director of the Strategic Marketing Dept. at TAITRA.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is on its way

Following up the Switch’s best game



Leave it to Nintendo to make the announcements that are worthy of closing the pre-E3 keynotes.

During Nintendo’s keynote, the company announced that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in the works. A trailer was provided but didn’t show anything in terms of gameplay.

Instead, we see main characters Link and Zelda exploring a cave, seemingly continuing where they left off from the first game, and finding a ghastly corpse that awakens.

You can watch it here:

Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be the best game on the Switch (along with Super Mario Odyssey), as well as the highest-rated entry in the long-running series, so any mention of a sequel is fantastic news.

Sadly, Nintendo didn’t provide a release date or any other details. All we know for sure is that this will be another Switch-exclusive.

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