Report: Changing Your PSN Name Via The New Firmware Update Could Prove Costly

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Report: Changing Your PSN Name Via The New Firmware Update Could Prove Costly

Invites to Sony’s new PS4 firmware beta 6.10 have begun to go out, and with it plenty of changes are coming to the system including the option to change your PSN handle. However, players receiving the invite have begun to report a bizarre laundry list of potential issues associated with the name change in a disclaimer attached to the invite. 

According to forum users on Reset Era, players receiving the invite are being warned to be aware of the “software’s restrictions,” noting that players might experience some issues with the name change. 

Among the myriad problems reported in the disclaimer, games and apps may not function properly. Players may lose access to paid-for virtual currency and DLC. Saved game data may be lost, which includes leaderboard status, progress made in-game, and trophy data. And your former PSN handle may remain visible to both you and other players even after you change it. 

Report: Changing Your PSN Name Via The New Firmware Update Could Prove Costly

about X hours ago from
Report: Changing Your PSN Name Via The New Firmware Update Could Prove Costly

Invites to Sony’s new PS4 firmware beta 6.10 have begun to go out, and with it plenty of changes are coming to the system including the option to change your PSN handle. However, players receiving the invite have begun to report a bizarre laundry list of potential issues associated with the name change in a disclaimer attached to the invite. 

According to forum users on Reset Era, players receiving the invite are being warned to be aware of the “software’s restrictions,” noting that players might experience some issues with the name change. 

Among the myriad problems reported in the disclaimer, games and apps may not function properly. Players may lose access to paid-for virtual currency and DLC. Saved game data may be lost, which includes leaderboard status, progress made in-game, and trophy data. And your former PSN handle may remain visible to both you and other players even after you change it. 

Newest Pokémon Meltan Gets An Evolution To Melmetal

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Newest Pokémon Meltan Gets An Evolution To Melmetal

The Pokémon Company has released a short video showing off Meltan and the Pokémon's evolution, meaning that we've now seen two entries for what appears to be the 8th generation of Pokémon. The video, which you can watch below, has Professor Oak's character model from Pokémon Let's Go and Professor Willow from Pokémon Go talking to each other over a video call about Meltan. The two have massively different art styles so the whole thing is real weird.

Meltan becomes Melmetal by converging with other Meltan and becoming an absolute unit. This is kind of similar lore-wise to Pokémon like Dugtrio and Magneton, but also tends to match thematically with how Pokémon Go treats leveling up and evolution as a consequence of catching Pokémon of the same breed repeatedly. In this case, it is 400 Meltan candies to evolve into a Melmetal, or just transferring him to Pokémon Let's Go and doing it the traditional way.

Melmetal looks like it would not be out of place in Pokken, either, and would almost certainly be a command grab character. In Pokémon Go, its unique move is called Double Iron Bash, which spins its arms around on an axel. Like other Pokémon, if you have Melmetal in Pokémon Let's Go, it can follow you around like some sort of Golem body guard.

Newest Pokémon Meltan Gets An Evolution To Melmetal

about X hours ago from
Newest Pokémon Meltan Gets An Evolution To Melmetal

The Pokémon Company has released a short video showing off Meltan and the Pokémon's evolution, meaning that we've now seen two entries for what appears to be the 8th generation of Pokémon. The video, which you can watch below, has Professor Oak's character model from Pokémon Let's Go and Professor Willow from Pokémon Go talking to each other over a video call about Meltan. The two have massively different art styles so the whole thing is real weird.

Meltan becomes Melmetal by converging with other Meltan and becoming an absolute unit. This is kind of similar lore-wise to Pokémon like Dugtrio and Magneton, but also tends to match thematically with how Pokémon Go treats leveling up and evolution as a consequence of catching Pokémon of the same breed repeatedly. In this case, it is 400 Meltan candies to evolve into a Melmetal, or just transferring him to Pokémon Let's Go and doing it the traditional way.

Melmetal looks like it would not be out of place in Pokken, either, and would almost certainly be a command grab character. In Pokémon Go, its unique move is called Double Iron Bash, which spins its arms around on an axel. Like other Pokémon, if you have Melmetal in Pokémon Let's Go, it can follow you around like some sort of Golem body guard.

Battlefield V's Battle-Royale Mode Coming In March 2019

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Battlefield V's Battle-Royale Mode Coming In March 2019

EA and DICE have outlined its post-release roadmap for Battlefield V, giving players who are looking forward to the shooter's take on battle royale a better sense of when it's coming. What are you doing in March 2019?

In addition to providing an estimated release for Firestorm, EA runs down the timeline for Battlefield V's Tides of War, which is their name for the games live-service component (click the image to enlarge). The first chapter will come out a few weeks after the game's November 20 launch, bringing new maps, a practice range, and a new single-player mission. The second chapter arrives between January and March, adding the 32-player Squad Conquest mode, the co-op Combine Arms mode, and additional challenges. Firestorm is part of chapter three, which starts in March. In addition to the battle royale mode, it adds a Greece map, which has a focus on aerial combat.

[Source: EA]

Battlefield V's Battle-Royale Mode Coming In March 2019

about X hours ago from
Battlefield V's Battle-Royale Mode Coming In March 2019

EA and DICE have outlined its post-release roadmap for Battlefield V, giving players who are looking forward to the shooter's take on battle royale a better sense of when it's coming. What are you doing in March 2019?

In addition to providing an estimated release for Firestorm, EA runs down the timeline for Battlefield V's Tides of War, which is their name for the games live-service component (click the image to enlarge). The first chapter will come out a few weeks after the game's November 20 launch, bringing new maps, a practice range, and a new single-player mission. The second chapter arrives between January and March, adding the 32-player Squad Conquest mode, the co-op Combine Arms mode, and additional challenges. Firestorm is part of chapter three, which starts in March. In addition to the battle royale mode, it adds a Greece map, which has a focus on aerial combat.

[Source: EA]

Grand Theft Auto Creator Talks Creating Satire In Current Political Climate

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Grand Theft Auto Creator Talks Creating Satire In Current Political Climate

In a recent interview with GQ, Rockstar Games' co-founder Dan Houser spoke candidly about how he's thankful the company isn't releasing Grand Theft Auto 6 right now. The reason? The game just can't keep up with the absurdity of reality.

"It’s really unclear what we would even do with it, let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did,” he told GQ. "Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry. It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd. It’s hard to satirise for those reasons. Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast."

You can read the whole piece here, with Houser talking Red Dead Redemption 2 and more. For more on Rockstar Games approach to politics check out our feature on how the games tackle The American Dream.

Grand Theft Auto Creator Talks Creating Satire In Current Political Climate

about X hours ago from
Grand Theft Auto Creator Talks Creating Satire In Current Political Climate

In a recent interview with GQ, Rockstar Games' co-founder Dan Houser spoke candidly about how he's thankful the company isn't releasing Grand Theft Auto 6 right now. The reason? The game just can't keep up with the absurdity of reality.

"It’s really unclear what we would even do with it, let alone how upset people would get with whatever we did,” he told GQ. "Both intense liberal progression and intense conservatism are both very militant, and very angry. It is scary but it’s also strange, and yet both of them seem occasionally to veer towards the absurd. It’s hard to satirise for those reasons. Some of the stuff you see is straightforwardly beyond satire. It would be out of date within two minutes, everything is changing so fast."

You can read the whole piece here, with Houser talking Red Dead Redemption 2 and more. For more on Rockstar Games approach to politics check out our feature on how the games tackle The American Dream.

Fortnitemares Has Begun

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Fortnitemares Has Begun

Fortnite's Fortnitemares promotion has begun, bringing loot-dropping cube monsters to Battle Royale in a limited time event as part of a larger 6.20 patch.

The event brings with it new weapons (the Six Shooter, Fiend Hunter crossbow), the reactive Deadfire outfit that changes the better you do in a match, and new sets of challenges with new rewards such as the Dark Engine Glider.

Earlier today Epic reported matchmaking problems and disabled Fortnitemares in Battle Royale, so check the Epic status page in case of any future issues.

Fortnitemares Has Begun

about X hours ago from
Fortnitemares Has Begun

Fortnite's Fortnitemares promotion has begun, bringing loot-dropping cube monsters to Battle Royale in a limited time event as part of a larger 6.20 patch.

The event brings with it new weapons (the Six Shooter, Fiend Hunter crossbow), the reactive Deadfire outfit that changes the better you do in a match, and new sets of challenges with new rewards such as the Dark Engine Glider.

Earlier today Epic reported matchmaking problems and disabled Fortnitemares in Battle Royale, so check the Epic status page in case of any future issues.