Disaster Report 4 Demo Is Now On PlayStation 4 And Switch

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Disaster Report 4 Demo Is Now On PlayStation 4 And Switch

Given what's going on in the world right now, inviting players into a different disaster scenario may not seem like the best idea, but the Disaster Report series has always been about people helping each other out, and we could use a lot of that right now. You can get a taste of what's to come in Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories through a playable demo that just released on PlayStation 4 and Switch.

Disaster Report 4 begins with a catastrophic earthquake striking Tokyo. As you work your way to safety, you will meet other people along the way and will have to make choices as to how you interact with them. You can see some of those interactions in the trailer below. Publisher NIS America hopes to have the full game in your hands on April 7 for PC, Switch, and PlayStation 4.

Watch TimTheTatman Play As Echo In Overwatch Right Now

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Watch TimTheTatman Play As Echo In Overwatch Right Now

Streaming star TimTheTatman is checking out Echo, the newest hero coming to Overwatch. He was joined by Overwatch's director Jeff Kaplan who walked through Echo's development and role on the roster. Tim is also showing off different videos, such as Echo's origin, during the stream.

Echo is a new DPS character with a tri-shot, glide, and her Ultimate duplicates the Ult of a hero on the other team. This means she can turn into any role during that Ult period, support or tank. Echo is currently available for everyone to check out on PTR.

The Messenger Developer Sabotage Announces Turn-Based RPG Sea Of Stars

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The Messenger Developer Sabotage Announces Turn-Based RPG Sea Of Stars

Sabotage, the studio behind 2018 indie darling The Messenger, has announced a Kickstarter campaign for its new project. Sea of Stars is a beautiful turn-based RPG that serves as a prequel to the Ninja Gaiden-inspired The Messenger. However, rather than exploring the origins of certain characters, this prequel looks to expand and enrich the world introduced in The Messenger.

Just as The Messenger drew inspiration from Ninja Gaiden and the classic Metroidvania formula, Sea of Stars borrows heavily from classic RPGs like Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire, and Illusion of Gaia. While this may seem like a jarring leap between such distinct genres, Sabotage says this was the plan going in. "We've been wanting to make an RPG all along, but it just was too ambitious as a first project and too risky to arrive with no name for ourselves and propose such a big project," says CEO and creative director Thierry Boulanger. "We wanted to start building interest about this world. We're slowly telling the important story arcs of that world, one game at a time. The game genre that we use is always the best way to tell whichever story that we're telling. For The Messenger, it was a platformer because it was just one character and a more linear, straightforward mission; now it's all about exploration, a party of six people, and higher stakes, so the RPG is kind of indicated there."

Comparing The Technical Specs Of PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X

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Comparing The Technical Specs Of PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X

During today's "Road to PS5" livestream, PlayStation's Mark Cerny delivered a talk getting into the details of the PlayStation 5's specs and architecture. Earlier this month, Xbox released the technical specs for the upcoming Series X.

Check out how the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X stand shoulder to shoulder based on what we know so far.

Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are set to release during the holiday season. We'll have more information as it comes.

PlayStation 5 Will Play "Almost All" Of The Top 100 PlayStation 4 Games At Launch

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PlayStation 5 Will Play

During today's "Road to PS5" presentation, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny ran through a lot of technical details regarding Sony's upcoming hardware. Though the event seemed geared more towards developers than consumers, it did clarify some information about one of the topics gamers are passionate about: backwards compatibility.

Cerny revealed that PS4 (and PS4 Pro) backwards compatibility is a native part of the PS5 chipset, and that it isn't a scenario like the PlayStation 3's backwards compatibility, which essentially just included a copy of the PS2 in every console until the feature was removed in later iterations. 

"Once backwards compatibility is in the console, it's in," Cerny says. "It's not as if a cost-down will remove backwards compatibility like it did on PlayStation 3."

PlayStation 5 Tech Specs Revealed

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PlayStation 5 Tech Specs Revealed

Tech investigators Digital Foundry have gotten an advanced look at Sony's PlayStation 5 presentation by Mark Cerny that is happening now, and have posted the specs for the holiday console.

Here they are straight from Digital Foundry:

CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)

PSA: Trials Of Mana Demo Now Available

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PSA: Trials Of Mana Demo Now Available

If you're curious about the upcoming 3D remake of Trials of Mana, you can get your first big taste of it today. A playable demo is now available on Switch, PS4, and PC ahead of the game's April 24th release. 

Your progress in the demo will carry over to the full game when it releases. The colorful remake has more than just modern graphics, expect voice acting, tweaks to combat, and the addition of a jump button.

For more on Trials of Mana, we played the game a few months back at TGS and came away optimistic.

Update: Echo Is Coming To Overwatch

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Update: Echo Is Coming To Overwatch

Update 2: Blizzard has officially announced Echo as a playable hero. You can watch her origin story above. Blizzard calls her an "evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, Echo represents the cutting edge of technology." Odds are she arrives in the game on March 23.

Update: The official Overwatch Twitter channel has released another tease that will almost certainly end up being Echo as a playable hero. The new image of an Omnic has the name "Echo" on it along with the date March 23, which is likely her release date. You can see it below:

> Accessing…

> File decryption: Complete

> Displaying image pic.twitter.com/pSZUJV9q7W

Dead By Daylight Hits iOS And Android This April

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Dead By Daylight Hits iOS And Android This April

Dead by Daylight, the popular 4v1 multiplayer horror title, is set to hit iOS and Android next month. Dead By Daylight Mobile is a free-to-play title that delivers an experience tailored to smartphones based on the popular PC and console title from Behaviour Interactive. 

In this 4v1 game, players take on the role of either one of four ill-fated "survivors" or a lone-wolf killer. Those who are taking on the odds can choose from several iconic horror-movie killers including Michael Myers from Halloween, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, a Demogorgon from Stranger Things, and more. 

Dead by Daylight Mobile launches on the App Store and Google Play on April 16. Android players can pre-register by heading here, while iOS players can pre-register by visiting this link. Those who pre-register receive bonuses ranging from in-game Iridescent Shards to cosmetic clothing for their characters.

Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free This Weekend

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Play Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free This Weekend

For those of you who aren't going anywhere this weekend, Ubisoft has a great game for you to check out this weekend. Running from March 19 through March 22, you'll be able to download and play Assassin's Creed Odyssey for free on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you buy the game after the free period, all progress made during it carries over.

All players who login this weekend will get Ezio's Roman armor set for free. This armor is available to people who are downloading Odyssey for the first time, as well as longtime players who are returning to the game. The armor is unlocked through Ubisoft Club, and includes the Milanese Sword.

If you are playing on PlayStation 4, you won't be able to earn Trophies during the free period, and should you purchase the game afterword, if you want them, you'll have to replay those sections of the game that the trophies are associated with. Due to what Ubisoft calls "technical mumbo jumbo," Epic Game Store players will have to re-download the entire game if they upgrade to the full version.