Take A Look At Your PlayStation 4 Year-End Stats

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Take A Look At Your PlayStation 4 Year-End Stats

At the end of the year, Sony offers a personalized round-up of your assorted video game stats like your most-played games, how many hours you played overall, what day of the week was your gaming day, and other interesting tidbits.

I personally love this kind of information and was surprised to learn that on my PS4, my most-played games were Spider-Man, Ni no Kuni II, and Shadow of the Colossus. I also spent a lot more time in VR than I expected.

To see your own stats just head here and log in.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 2.0 Is Coming Next Week

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 2.0 Is Coming Next Week

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a big update, "within the next week." At least, we assume it's a big update, considering the game is going from version 1.2.1 to 2.0.0.

If you log into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today you will see the alert for the looming update which suggests you save your favorite replays before the update goes live. The previous updates, which you can see the full patch notes for here, were mostly small. The most recent update only offered "Various fixes to improve gameplay."

Hopefully this update will add Piranha Plant to the game as we still don't know exactly when that fighter will be added outside of a vague February release window. And speaking of Piranha Plant, make sure to take the necessary steps you need in order to get him now as the window is closing.

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Releasing In April

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Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain Releasing In April

Earth Defense Force is an odd series. The aggressively and proudly budget games arguably mix camp and compulsion in ways very few games can manage. At one point in the past, developer Sandlot and publisher D3 tried to tune the game more to western fans, but eventually went back to tried-and-true Earth Defense Force up through the recent Earth Defense Force 5. Now D3 is taking another stab at a more serious Earth Defense Force game with Iron Rain, which they've announced will be releasing worldwide on April 11.

The game, developed by WWE 2K studio Yuke's, is an attempt at a higher budget and higher fidelity Earth Defense Force that takes itself a little more seriously. It might be better to just watch the new trailer to see what it's all about.

It will be interesting to see how Iron Rain compares to other EDF games. The changes might just be what the series needs, as our review of Earth Defense Force 5 argues that the series is growing a little stale over the years.

Rockstar Announces Free Gold Rush In Red Dead Online This Weekend

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Rockstar Announces Free Gold Rush In Red Dead Online This Weekend

Rockstar is in the giving mood this weekend and plans to drop five gold bars into the satchel of anyone who plays Red Dead Online between today and Sunday, January 27. All you have to do is log in and play a bit, and you'll have those gold bars delivered to you on Tuesday, January 29 (they must be coming via Pony Express).

Red Dead Online's new battle royale style Gun Rush mode has some satisfying moments, but getting into a full match has proven difficult for many. Today, Rockstar also announced some changes it hopes addresses the issue. 

"We identified a few matchmaking issues that we are continually working to address," Rockstar said in a newswire post. "We’ve since added some minor improvements that should help generate fuller lobbies and we will add more fixes in upcoming title updates." 

Dai From The Dragon Quest Manga Joins Jump Force

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Dai From The Dragon Quest Manga Joins Jump Force

Dai, the protagonist from the Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai manga is the latest fighter to join Jump Force's increasingly huge roster.

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The Adventure of Dai is based on the video games and was originally published in the early 90s. It is one of Shonen Jump's best-selling series. The manga also received an anime adaptation, though it never officially dubbed for North America.

PC Specs Revealed For Metro Exodus

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PC Specs Revealed For Metro Exodus

4A Games has always prided itself on making games that push computer hardware to the limit with incredible looking graphics. Today Deep Silver and 4A revealed the minimum and recommended specs for Metro Exodus.

Curious to know if your machine is powerful enough to play Exodus at "Extreme" quality level? Take a look at the handy chart and you'll find out.

For more on Metro Exodus, check out our latest hands-on experience here.

Nintendo Restarting The Development Of Metroid Prime 4

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Nintendo Restarting The Development Of Metroid Prime 4

Nintendo has announced that it is restarting development of Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch, partnering up with original series developer Retro Studios to work on the game.

In a special video, Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo senior managing executive officer, says the project – first announced at E3 2017 – so far hasn't met the company's standards. Going forward, the internal development producer, Kensuke Tanabe, will work with Retro to start over on the project.

Almost a year ago, a report surfaced that a development branch of Bandai Namco in Singapore was working on the game, but Nintendo did not make any official announcements on the matter. 

Report: Resident Evil Series Coming To Netflix

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Report: Resident Evil Series Coming To Netflix

With only hours until Resident Evil 2 releases, it seems like there might be more Resident Evil news in the pipeline already. In what appears to be a very nascent deal, Deadline reports that Capcom has begun discussing details with Netflix for a Resident Evil series on the streaming service.

According to Deadline, the series isn't going to just be a retelling of the story of the video games, but rather an expansion of the universe outside of the usual group of bioweapon-killing near-superhumans that the series has been focusing on for years. Instead, it will look more at things like the Umbrella Corporation and the creation of its various genetic experiments.

It is not clear yet whether the series is animated or live action. While there have been successful animated adaptation of video games on Netflix, like Konami's Castlevania, the live-action Resident Evil movies by Paul W.S. Anderson were fairly large successes, each turning a profit.

Report: Resident Evil Series Coming To Netflix

about X hours ago from
Report: Resident Evil Series Coming To Netflix

With only hours until Resident Evil 2 releases, it seems like there might be more Resident Evil news in the pipeline already. In what appears to be a very nascent deal, Deadline reports that Capcom has begun discussing details with Netflix for a Resident Evil series on the streaming service.

According to Deadline, the series isn't going to just be a retelling of the story of the video games, but rather an expansion of the universe outside of the usual group of bioweapon-killing near-superhumans that the series has been focusing on for years. Instead, it will look more at things like the Umbrella Corporation and the creation of its various genetic experiments.

It is not clear yet whether the series is animated or live action. While there have been successful animated adaptation of video games on Netflix, like Konami's Castlevania, the live-action Resident Evil movies by Paul W.S. Anderson were fairly large successes, each turning a profit.

PUBG Introduces A Free-To-Play Lite Version

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PUBG Introduces A Free-To-Play Lite Version

Lower hardware requirements means more players can play a game. PUBG Corporation and Bluehole are hoping a new lite version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will bring new PC players into the fold. Work on this version began in October, and it's now available in a beta test. Interestingly, this version is entirely free, whereas the standard version is still $29.99 on Steam.

As of now, the amount of content in the test is considerably less than the core offering. More content will be offered over time (including exclusive things not found in the other versions), but if you jump into the test, you'll only find one map, Erangel, with solo, duo, and squad avenues of play. PUBG Corporation's Lite Team seems pleased with the progress so far, saying "We have made the game to be playable even on low specification requirements like computers and laptops with integrated graphics."

The minimum and required specifications are listed below: