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Sony announces huge list of games for the PS5

Resident Evil 8, NBA 2K21, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West

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After a few unforeseen delays, Sony has finally unveiled the upcoming games for the PlayStation 5. Though a few titles have already been confirmed prior to the event, the PlayStation 5 has lifted the curtain on a wider array of partnerships and exclusives we can’t wait to sink our teeth into for the upcoming generation of gaming. Here’s a look at what Sony revealed at its recent online event:

Grand Theft Auto V

A staple of the previous two PlayStation generations, Grand Theft Auto V returns for the PlayStation 5. The rereleased game will feature updated graphics and better optimization. Ultimately, if you haven’t played the game yet, a PS5 version will present your best opportunity to take advantage of the new hardware in an older game. For current players, Rockstar Games is giving away free credits for Grand Theft Auto Online until the PS5’s launch.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sony started off the new games showcase with a huge bang. Coming off of the hugely successful Spider-Man on the PS4, Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story from the eponymous character’s perspective. Though initially a member of the Ultimate Marvel universe, Miles Morales is now a staple of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man universe and was a prominent side character in the first game. At the end of the first game, Miles Morales discovers that he has the same powers as Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man.

Stray

You play as a cat in a world with robots. The trailer didn’t reveal much details about this game. Then again, you play as a cat. Do you need any more reason to play this game? If you’ve followed gaming news and rumors over the years, this is the same cat game that was stuck in development for years. Finally, a finalized game is coming out next year!

Ghostwire Tokyo

Asian-horror ghosts. Modern Japan. Though not a strictly horror survival game, Ghostwire Tokyo pits you against a host of ghosts as your try to save Japan from supernatural forces. Based on real urban legends, each ghost has a slew of strengths and abilities. For Asian horror fans, this is an exciting title based solely on the lore possibilities.

Hitman III

The third entry in the current series, Hitman III concludes the trilogy with a much more personal story featuring Agent 47. Like the previous titles, the game will allow players to creatively assassinate targets using weapons, accidents, and disguises. Notably, the game will allow you to carry over your progress from the previous two games.

NBA 2K21

This is our first look at the upcoming 2K game. The trailer features a brilliantly rendered Zion Williamson shooting hoops in an empty court. There are a few things to unpack here. First of all, the court is differently shaded, a huge departure from the normally well-lit environs of the game series. Secondly, Zion’s sweat is amazing. It looks like 2K Sports worked on more advanced sweat mechanics for the next generation. Thirdly, the trailer ends with Zio breaking the rim. Is this hinting at a return of the rim-breaking mechanic?

Demon’s Souls

To most Dark Souls fans, Demon Souls was the game that started it all. Featuring brutal difficulty and an expansive lore, the action roleplaying game will return for a remake in the upcoming generation. When the original game first launched for the PlayStation 3, its graphics were good for that generation. However, the remake will rebuild the game from the ground up, much like this year’s Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Deathloop

Created by Arkane Studio, the same developers of the acclaimed Dishonored series, Deathloop plays in much the same way. You are an assassin seeking out specific targets in an open but element-rich playground. However, the game features a twist: every time you die or succeed, time loops back around, allowing you a different way to accomplish new tasks. Also, rival assassins play with you, preventing you from finishing your targets easily.

Resident Evil Village

After a hugely successful Resident Evil 7 for the PS4, Capcom comes back with the eighth major installment in the action horror series. As the game’s name suggests, Ethan Winters will find himself in a mysterious village, an eerie similarity to the iconic Resident Evil 4. Also, Chris Redfield returns in the final moments of the trailer in a seemingly enigmatic heel turn.

Horizon Forbidden West

Capping off the monumental showcase is the long-awaited sequel to the PlayStation 4’s dark horse, Horizon Zero Dawn. Post-apocalyptic survivalist Aloy returns and picks up where the original game left off, shrouded in the mystery of Sylens. Most notably, the game features underwater exploration, featuring ruins long submerged under the ocean. It’s a huge nod to the capabilities of the PlayStation 5.

Beyond this extensive slew of games, Sony also announced a lot of newer properties and awaited sequels to respected series. The sequels include Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Astro’s Playroom. The new series include Project Athia, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Goodbye Volcano High, Jett: The Far Shore, Godfall, Solar Ash, Little Devil Inside, Bugsnax, and Pragmata.

Finally, the end of the event showcased the upcoming devices included in the PlayStation 5 generation. Here’s a better look at what the console will come with.

SEE ALSO: Epic unveils the Unreal Engine 5 on a PlayStation 5

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Call of Duty announces a new anti-cheat system, Ricochet

Will this solve all the rampant cheating in game?

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Picture this: you just finished up a good amount of work for the day and you just wanna play video games. Specifically, you boot up your PC or console and play some good ol’ fashioned Call of Duty: Warzone. All of a sudden, even playing this game isn’t enjoyable because of all the cheaters in your server. It’s not fun, but the developers of Call of Duty have a solution for that with their new anti-cheat system, Ricochet.

Basically, Ricochet will serve as the game’s way of tracking and investigating any and all kinds of cheating activity taking place on the server. Apart from this, the anti-cheat system allows for tighter account security especially when playing on your PC. With a dedicated PC kernel driver, the system will assist users in identifying cheaters and cheating software present in their systems.

In terms of rollout, Ricochet will be available on Call of Duty: Warzone later in the year. Meanwhile, the anti-cheat will make its way to Call of Duty: Vanguard at a much later date.

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Nintendo Switch OLED Unboxing and Review

Should you upgrade?

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Michael Josh might have forgotten to pre-order the newest Nintendo Switch OLED, but that doesn’t stop him from lining up to the nearest Nintendo Store in New York.

After hours of waiting and shopping spree, he finally ordered not one, but two on the line!

Other than the classic red and blue Switch, there’s also a new white version available.

But should you upgrade? Or do you just need to keep your existing Nintendo Switch for now?

Head over to our Nintendo Switch OLED Unboxing and Review now!

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Apple reportedly working on a Nintendo Switch competitor

Only rumored at this point

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The Nintendo Switch is still the undisputed ruler of on-the-go gaming. With a dedicated TV dock, gamers can also plug in their Switches when they get home. Even amid the strong launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S, the Switch is still the most versatile. However, a massive surprise entrant — Apple — is reportedly making its own competitor for the Nintendo Switch.

According to a rumor from iDrop News, Apple is working on both the console and games exclusive to the potential console. Much like the Switch, the console will work in both portable and docked modes. It can also work with Apple’s virtual reality technology. The same report also includes a rumor for a future Apple TV redesign. Having a console attached to the project would make sense.

Additionally, Apple is reportedly working with game studios to develop a “Zelda-like game.” When the Switch launched, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the strongest launch titles that sustained the new console for months. A similar game might be the way to go for such a console. However, the report does not indicate who is developing the game or what it will be about.

That said, the potential console is still heavily rumored at this point. Plans for such a console might ultimately fall through. Still, it’s nice to speculate when the Switch finally gets another competitor in the hybrid console arena.

SEE ALSO: Nintendo Switch OLED: Pricing in the Philippines

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