PS4 6.50 System Update Allows Game Streaming On IOS

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PS4 6.50 System Update Allows Game Streaming On IOS

PlayStation 4 firmware ticked up a notch to version 6.50 this morning, and it does something a little more interesting than offering undefined performance enhancements. After the update, players who also have an iOS device can stream PS4 gameplay to those mobile devices via a free app – similar to the Vita's remote-play functionality.

First, you have to do a couple of things. You have to update your system to 6.50 (it's about a 460 MB download) and grab the PS4 Remote Play app (found here). Then you log into the app with your PSN ID. You can either have the app automatically scan for your PlayStation 4, or manually register the iOS device if you're feeling impatient by selecting the remote-play options in settings.

Once it's done, you'll be able to access your PS4 library and play games using control overlays on your screen. A version of the app is available in the Google Store, but it doesn't appear to be working on all devices. So, at least for the time being, iOS is your best bet.

3D Realms Pulls Back The Veil On Dark Fantasy Shooter Wrath

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3D Realms Pulls Back The Veil On Dark Fantasy Shooter Wrath

Retro shooters are very en vogue at the moment. With Dusk garnering a hardcore base of fans and Ion Maiden looking to do the same, 3D Realms has announced that yet another shooter with throwback leanings is on the way. Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, developed in the same engine as the original Quake by Killpixel and published by 3D Realms, is a dark fantasy first-person shooter (think Hexen) set in a world that looks like it was ripped straight from a heavy metal album cover.

Take a look at the trailer right here:

For more on Wrath: Aeon of Ruin, check out our impressions of the game here.

New Rage 2 Trailer Gets Very Violent

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New Rage 2 Trailer Gets Very Violent

The wasteland of Rage 2 is a gritty place, but thankfully the game gives you a bevy of powers to help you make your way. The game's latest trailer (out for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 14) shows off the might at your fingertips and what the last ranger is capable of.

From the enemy-tossing power of the Grav-Dart Launcher to the suction of your Vortex ability, there are numerous ways to eviscerate enemies in the wasteland as you build the Overdrive meter and take matters to new, even more violent heights.

For more on Rage 2, be sure to check out all the coverage from our Cover story as well as this previous gameplay trailer.

Blizzard's Original Diablo Is Available On GOG's Storefront

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Blizzard's Original Diablo Is Available On GOG's Storefront

It's not easy to play the original Diablo without purchasing a physical copy. Starting today, though, you can buy Blizzard's classic role-playing game digitally via GOG – and it's getting some improvements.

Blizzard revealed plans to spruce up and re-release classic games from its vault, starting today with Diablo for $9.99, the classic hack 'n' slash RPG that originally launched on PC in 1996.

Two versions of the game are available for Windows via GOG: the Battle.net Edition is a vanilla build that supports Battle.net multiplayer. The GOG-Enhanced Edition fixes a few bugs, is fully Windows 10 compatible, and adds some light graphical up-scaling.

Apex Legends Art Team Releases Lots Of Concept Art

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Apex Legends Art Team Releases Lots Of Concept Art

Apex Legends has been big with players who are seeking a little bit more character than the battle royale genre has offered so far, though no small part of that has been due to Respawn's trademark world and art design. Whether you dig the style or not, you have to admit Respawn has strong skills in concepting out a world. Today, the studio showed that by releasing lots of concept art of the new battle royale shooter.

Today many of our amazing artists shared their work for Apex Legends and we've got all bundled up here: https://t.co/vANYR7XQGr pic.twitter.com/vuIRIOMpYj

The blog post, written by Apex Legends art director Todd Sue, thanks the players and community for all the support so far and goes into sharing art from the game. There's images of character and costume concepts, weapons, environments, and more.

Nintendo Announces VR Headset As A Labo Kit

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Nintendo Announces VR Headset As A Labo Kit

Abruptly today, Nintendo has announced the fourth Labo kit, a cardboard enclosure for the Switch itself to transform the system into a makeshift VR headset. 

Similar to mobile phone VR and its cardboard headsets, Labo VR is a shell which players put the actual Switch inside of and view distinct images produced by the halves of the screen with each eye. Joycons are attached to the sides of the headset to track motion as you move your head around.

Experience a new dimension with the latest #NintendoLabo kit! With more games & creations than any previous kit, Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit is a unique first VR experience kids & families can build themselves! Arriving 4/12, only on #NintendoSwitch.https://t.co/PCxm9sZSed pic.twitter.com/B21Fa2FLCQ

Brian K. Vaughan Writing Western Live-Action Gundam Adaptation

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Brian K. Vaughan Writing Western Live-Action Gundam Adaptation

Brian K. Vaughan, the writer behind comics like Sagas, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, as well as TV shows like Lost, has been tapped to write a western adaptation of the popular Japanese Gundam license for a live-action film.

The news comes from Deadline, which reports that Legendary Pictures is adapting the movie in cooperation with license-owners Sunrise. Gundam is a long-standing property that first debuted in 1979 and has seen hundreds of shows, toys, models, movies, and video games in the last three decades, making it likely the most recognizable mecha property on the planet. 

The story changes depending on time frame and continuity, but is usually about war, and oftentimes about the war between planets and space colonies. In a much more symbolic sense, Gundam is about the dangers of technology, and the importance of guiding youth as they use that technology for victory, as part of Japan's collective healing in the aftermath of World War II. Probably.

Valve Blocks Explicit Sexual Assault Game From Appearing On Steam

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Valve Blocks Explicit Sexual Assault Game From Appearing On Steam

(Warning: This story includes specific mentions of the game in question and references to the offensive content the title contained. If you are not comfortable with references to sexual assault, this is your warning to avoid reading this story.)

A few days ago, a visual novel appeared for pre-order on Steam titled Rape Day. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the game used CG models to present the player with various options for sex crimes, murder, or anything else the self-described serial killer in the game could do. By the page's own description, Rape Day would allow the player to "verbally harass, kill people, and rape women" as part of the core gameplay loop. Valve's approval process on the game was slower than usual, prompting the developer to reach out and try and figure out what was holding it up. It was, after all, pretty well within Steam's rules. 

"I have not broken any rules, so I don’t see how my game could get banned unless Steam changes their policies,” the developer wrote on the game's website. “My game was properly marked as adult and with a thorough description of all of the potentially offensive content before the coming soon page went live on Steam."

Anthem's Default Rifle May Be The Game's Best Gun, And That's A Problem

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Anthem's Default Rifle May Be The Game's Best Gun, And That's A Problem

BioWare's maligned looter shooter, Anthem, has a new controversy brewing, and it could be the biggest problem yet. Based on a recent post uploaded by redditor YeetLordSupreme, the damage numbers that hover over enemies as they take hits does not actually parallel the amount of damage being dealt. This becomes more apparent as YeetLordSurpreme compares his level 45 masterwork Ralner's Blade rifle to the level 1 common Defender rifle in this GIF:

The common weapon puzzlingly appears to do more damage than its augmented counterpart. 

This startling news implies that people who have devoted copious amounts of hours grinding for money, crafting materials, and rare loot have seemingly wasted their time. Players are understandably demanding answers. 

Anthem's Default Rifle May Be The Game's Best Gun, And That's A Problem

about X hours ago from
Anthem's Default Rifle May Be The Game's Best Gun, And That's A Problem

BioWare's maligned looter shooter, Anthem, has a new controversy brewing, and it could be the biggest problem yet. Based on a recent post uploaded by redditor YeetLordSupreme, the damage numbers that hover over enemies as they take hits does not actually parallel the amount of damage being dealt. This becomes more apparent as YeetLordSurpreme compares his level 45 masterwork Ralner's Blade rifle to the level 1 common Defender rifle in this GIF:

The common weapon puzzlingly appears to do more damage than its augmented counterpart. 

This startling news implies that people who have devoted copious amounts of hours grinding for money, crafting materials, and rare loot have seemingly wasted their time. Players are understandably demanding answers.