Ash Williams Revs Up For Dead By Daylight

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Ash Williams Revs Up For Dead By Daylight

Pax East has officially begun, and the developers of the multiplayer survival-horror game, Dead by Daylight, announced a cameo from none other than Ash Williams himself. You'll be able to play as the hero from Ash vs Evil Dead with all of his attitude seemingly intact.

Bruce Campbell was in the announcement video for the news, and he will be providing the voice for the game as well. Ash is coming to the game on April 2 in a DLC pack. This comes right after the game recently made its way to the Switch, so new players can look forward to playing as Ash soon.

Early Access For Dreams Begins In April

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Early Access For Dreams Begins In April

Fans have been waiting a long time to get their hands on Dreams. Although earlier this year a small group of players got a chance to play in the beta, Media Molecule is now bringing Dreams to a wider audience with its early access build starting April 16.

Similar to the beta, this build has limitations and it won't feature all the content we'll see in the full launch version. For example, using PSVR is still not possible. As studio director Siobhan Reddy explains in a PlayStation Blog post detailing what we can expect, this is "designed for creators to get hands on with the tools." You have access to the full toolset, interactive tutorials, arcade games, templates, and additional content created by Media Molecule. You also have access to what the rest of the community creates if they wish to share it. More features will slowly be implemented, and if you play early access, you will have the first hands-on opportunities with them.

Dreams Early Access will cost $29.99 on PS4 and will be available in the US, Canada, and all European territories. To get your hands on it, all you have to do is purchase Dreams Early Access from the PlayStation Store when it arrives next month. By buying this version, you won't need to repurchase the game when it launches later on, and your creations will carry over to the release version too.

Early Access For Dreams Begins In April

about X hours ago from
Early Access For Dreams Begins In April

Fans have been waiting a long time to get their hands on Dreams. Although earlier this year a small group of players got a chance to play the beta, Media Molecule is now bringing Dreams to a wider audience with its early access build starting April 16.

Similar to the beta, this build has limitations and it won't feature all the content we'll see in the full launch version. For example, using PSVR is still not possible. As studio director Siobhan Reddy explains in a PlayStation Blog post detailing what we can expect, this is "designed for creators to get hands on with the tools." You have access to the full toolset, interactive tutorials, arcade games, templates, and additional content created by Media Molecule. You also have access to what the rest of the community creates if they wish to share it. More features will slowly be implemented, and if you play early access, you will have the first hands-on opportunities with them.

Dreams Early Access will cost $29.99 on PS4 and will be available in the US, Canada, and all European territories. To get your hands on it, all you have to do is purchase Dreams Early Access from the PlayStation Store when it arrives next month. By buying this version, you won't need to repurchase the game when it launches later on, and your creations will carry over to the release version too.

Kaz Hirai Retiring From Sony In June

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Kaz Hirai Retiring From Sony In June

Nearly one year after stepping down as Sony President and CEO to take on the role of Sony chairman, Kaz Hirai announced that he is retiring. The longtime employee will be leaving June 18, though he will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity.

"Since passing the baton of CEO to [Kenchiro] Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony's management," Hirai wrote in a statement. "I am confident that everyone at Sony is fully aligned under Yoshida-san's strong leadership, and are ready to build an even brighter future for Sony. As such, I have decided to depart from Sony, which has been a part of my life for the past 35 years. I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have supported me throughout this journey."

During that journey, Hirai was instrumental in helping to transition the PlayStation brand from second place during the PS3 era to the position the PS4 currently enjoys.

Kaz Hirai Retiring From Sony In June

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Kaz Hirai Retiring From Sony In June

Nearly one year after stepping down as Sony President and CEO to take on the role of Sony chairman, Kaz Hirai announced that he is retiring. The longtime employee will be leaving June 18, though he will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity.

"Since passing the baton of CEO to [Kenchiro] Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony's management," Hirai wrote in a statement. "I am confident that everyone at Sony is fully aligned under Yoshida-san's strong leadership, and are ready to build an even brighter future for Sony. As such, I have decided to depart from Sony, which has been a part of my life for the past 35 years. I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have supported me throughout this journey."

During that journey, Hirai was instrumental in helping to transition the PlayStation brand from second place during the PS3 era to the position the PS4 currently enjoys.

Warcraft I & II Now Available On GOG

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Warcraft I & II Now Available On GOG

About a month ago, Blizzard and GOG released an updated version of Diablo, which was retooled to better work on contemporary PC hardware. Along with it, the companies said that the first two Warcraft games would be getting a similar treatment in the future. Well, the future is now. Both Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition are available on GOG's digital storefront.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans gets a fairly spartan port, which isn't to knock the fact that you can actually play the thing again on a modern PC. Warcraft II gets a little more, with two different versions included. The first adds support for high-res displays and supports LAN multiplayer, while the second delivers classic SVGA visuals and Battle.net matchmaking.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans will set you back $5.99, and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition is priced at $9.99. If you want the whole package, you can buy the bundle for $14.99.

Warcraft I & II Now Available On GOG

about X hours ago from
Warcraft I & II Now Available On GOG

About a month ago, Blizzard and GOG released an updated version of Diablo, which was retooled to better work on contemporary PC hardware. Along with it, the companies said that the first two Warcraft games would be getting a similar treatment in the future. Well, the future is now. Both Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition are available on GOG's digital storefront.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans gets a fairly spartan port, which isn't to knock the fact that you can actually play the thing again on a modern PC. Warcraft II gets a little more, with two different versions included. The first adds support for high-res displays and supports LAN multiplayer, while the second delivers classic SVGA visuals and Battle.net matchmaking.

Warcraft: Orcs & Humans will set you back $5.99, and Warcraft II Battle.net Edition is priced at $9.99. If you want the whole package, you can buy the bundle for $14.99.

Monolith Soft Hiring For New Legend Of Zelda Project

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Monolith Soft Hiring For New Legend Of Zelda Project

Monolith Soft, the developer behind the Xenoblade Chronicles series, revealed today that it's hiring for a new Legend of Zelda related project. The company previously contributed to Breath Of The Wild's development.

On Monolith Soft's website, there's a posting for several job listings for programmers and artists. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the posting also says Monolith is working on another apparently non-Zelda game as well.

For more on Monolith Soft's work, check out our review of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Minecraft Removes Incidental Mentions Of Creator Markus Persson

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Minecraft Removes Incidental Mentions Of Creator Markus Persson

In Minecraft's opening menu splash screen, the game will generate one of any number of possible pre-written messages. These messages say things like "100% pure!" or "Does barrel roles!" or memes or wholesome messages. They would also occasionally reference Minecraft's original creator, Markus "Notch" Persson. This no longer appears to be the case in the latest update.

Minecraft's latest snapshot, which is the term used for an iteration of a development build, has made some changes to that splash screen text. In Snapshot 19w13a, all references to Notch in the splash screen appear to have been removed. This means that splash screens that read "Made by Notch!" and the like were specifically removed in today's update.

Persson is still listed within the game's accessible credits as the game's credits, however.

Minecraft Removes Incidental Mentions Of Creator Markus Persson

about X hours ago from
Minecraft Removes Incidental Mentions Of Creator Markus Persson

In Minecraft's opening menu splash screen, the game will generate one of any number of possible pre-written messages. These messages say things like "100% pure!" or "Does barrel roles!" or memes or wholesome messages. They would also occasionally reference Minecraft's original creator, Markus "Notch" Persson. This no longer appears to be the case in the latest update.

Minecraft's latest snapshot, which is the term used for an iteration of a development build, has made some changes to that splash screen text. In Snapshot 19w13a, all references to Notch in the splash screen appear to have been removed. This means that splash screens that read "Made by Notch!" and the like were specifically removed in today's update.

Persson is still listed within the game's accessible credits as the game's creator, however.