Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

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Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.

Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

about X hours ago from
Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.

Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

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Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

Xbox Game Pass continues to grow its library with some strong offerings over the next few days, featuring some games you should make time for if you haven't already.

Alien: IsolationThe Walking Dead: Season 2, Batman: Return To Arkham (which includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City), Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and Headlander will all arrive on the service by the end of the month, Microsoft has announced. Those first two titles will arrive on the service February 28, while the rest will arrive tomorrow, February 21.

If you're interested in seeing what else Game Pass has to offer (including all first-party Xbox One titles like Crackdown 3), check out the full list here.

Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

about X hours ago from
Alien Isolation, First Two Batman Arkham Games Heading To Game Pass This Month

Xbox Game Pass continues to grow its library with some strong offerings over the next few days, featuring some games you should make time for if you haven't already.

Alien: IsolationThe Walking Dead: Season 2, Batman: Return To Arkham (which includes both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City), Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and Headlander will all arrive on the service by the end of the month, Microsoft has announced. Those first two titles will arrive on the service February 28, while the rest will arrive tomorrow, February 21.

If you're interested in seeing what else Game Pass has to offer (including all first-party Xbox One titles like Crackdown 3), check out the full list here.

Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

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Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

In the four months since its release, Black Ops 4 has undergone a number of changes, particularly with regards to its battle royale mode, Blackout. Yesterday's seasonal content update brought something new besides the flurry of content: loot boxes.

Called Reserve Crates, each Black Ops 4's brand of loot boxes is similar to others in that it contains cosmetic items like weapon skins. You can buy crates for 200 COD points (in-game currency bought with cash) or earn one for every two hours of play in multiplayer or Blackout. Eurogamer is also reporting that players can earn weapons that give the players small experience boosts per kill.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our review.

Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

about X hours ago from
Black Ops 4 Now Has Loot Boxes

In the four months since its release, Black Ops 4 has undergone a number of changes, particularly with regards to its battle royale mode, Blackout. Yesterday's seasonal content update brought something new besides the flurry of content: loot boxes.

Called Reserve Crates, each Black Ops 4's brand of loot boxes is similar to others in that it contains cosmetic items like weapon skins. You can buy crates for 200 COD points (in-game currency bought with cash) or earn one for every two hours of play in multiplayer or Blackout. Eurogamer is also reporting that players can earn weapons that give the players small experience boosts per kill.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out our review.

Soundtrack For First Two Resident Evils Blasts Onto Vinyl

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Soundtrack For First Two Resident Evils Blasts Onto Vinyl

Looking to add some spooky atmospheric music to your household playlist? Capcom announced today that it was teaming up with Laced Records, the company behind the vinyl soundtracks for DOOM, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and Hotline Miami, for special edition vinyls of both the original soundtracks for Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2.

Each vinyl contains the entire tracklist from its respective game. You can get a look at the sets below:

Laced Records says the soundtracks will ship in May. Each one is priced $35.

Soundtrack For First Two Resident Evils Blasts Onto Vinyl

about X hours ago from
Soundtrack For First Two Resident Evils Blasts Onto Vinyl

Looking to add some spooky atmospheric music to your household playlist? Capcom announced today that it was teaming up with Laced Records, the company behind the vinyl soundtracks for DOOM, Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and Hotline Miami, for special edition vinyls of both the original soundtracks for Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2.

Each vinyl contains the entire tracklist from its respective game. You can get a look at the sets below:

Laced Records says the soundtracks will ship in May. Each one is priced $35.

Kingdom Hearts III Takes NPD January

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Kingdom Hearts III Takes NPD January

Industry analysts and sales trackers NPD have published their findings for U.S. video game sales in the month of January, with Nintendo giving both the hardware and software categories a boost.

JANUARY 2019 TOP 20 GAMES (Physical and Digital Ranked On Dollar Sales)

1. Kingdom Hearts III 2. Resident Evil 2 (2019)
3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
6. Red Dead Redemption II
7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
8. NBA 2K19
9. Mario Kart 8*
10. Grand Theft Auto V
11. Madden NFL 19^
12. Tales of Vesperia
13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
14. Battlefield V^
15. Super Mario Party*
16. Minecraft (includes sales on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms)
17. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
18. Spider-Man
19. FIFA 19^
20. Super Mario Odyssey

Google Unveiling Their Gaming Plans Next Month

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Google Unveiling Their Gaming Plans Next Month

Google has long been rumored to want to dip its toes into the gaming industry at a level beyond their somewhat disconnected Android platform. Now it seems like the company is finally ready to reveal those plans to the world at large, sending out a fairly detail-free invite to an announcement on March 19.

The Google announcement is taking place in San Francisco during the beginning of the Game Developer's Conference, a gathering of game developers from around the world. It is expected that Google will announce their own gaming platform at the event, likely leveraging the Google Stream service that went into, and left, beta in the months since announcement in October. What form this platform will take – whether including a physical box or being entirely digital – is still an open question.

The giant software company, which once held a long-standing "Don't be evil" guideline that it no longer uses as the company's golden rule, has been gearing up for a gaming launch for quite some time. In 2018, former Xbox and PlayStation executive Phil Harrison joined the company to head up a then-unknown initiative. Soon after, it was reported that Google was prototyping hardware codenamed Yeti for release, but it wasn't clear if the hardware would ever come out. Google even picked up one of the key engineers behind PlayStation VR, as well.