Three Crysis Games Come To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Three Crysis Games Come To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Remember when Crysis was this unobtainable dream of PC graphics with an impossible bar for modern hardware to hit its full potential? I remember poring over screenshots and thinking video games, at their best, could not look better than the original Crysis. The Xbox 360 version of the game is not quite in that same league, but you can still give it a little extra boost with today's announcement that three of the four Crysis games are coming to Xbox One's backwards compatibility program.

Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3 are all available now, according to a tweet by Microsoft's Larry Hryb.

Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3 are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/Xe0hcBJQEN

The First DLC For Marvel’s Spider-Man Introduces Three New Suits

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The First DLC For Marvel’s Spider-Man Introduces Three New Suits

This morning Ryan Smith of Insomniac Games revealed new details about Marvel's Spider-Man first DLC chapter, The Heist, announcing the addition of three new suits and releasing screenshots and new concept art to go along with the announcement.

The first of three new DLC chapters that together form The City That Never Sleeps package, The Heist introduces new missions, enemies, crimes, challenges, trophies, and suits.

The Heist’s story centers around a robbery at an art museum, which subsequently mixes Spider-Man up with one of his old love interests, Felicia Hardy, otherwise known as Black Cat. Insomniac worked with famed Marvel illustrator and suit designer Adi Granov to design new art for Black Cat.

PlayStation 4 Malicious Messages Problem Has Been Fixed

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PlayStation 4 Malicious Messages Problem Has Been Fixed

Over the weekend some PlayStation 4 players started seeing their consoles made useless by messages from malicious users while online. Now, an Ask PlayStation UK tweet confirms that the issues have been solved. Luckily, if you did get a console-crashing message from an unknown source, there should be no permanent damage. 

Ask PlayStation UK's original post informed PlayStation owners that they could now send voice messages and screenshots via PlayStation, but one responding tweet mentioned the recent rash of harmful missives. This prompted the tweet above which relays helpful information to pull your hardware out of a "crash loop."

If you missed out on the original story, read Game Informer's coverage here. The story also provides helpful advice to prevent falling victim to a similar problem. 

Sony Outlines PlayStation 4 Message Crash Fix

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Sony Outlines PlayStation 4 Message Crash Fix

Over the weekend some PlayStation 4 players started seeing their consoles made useless by messages from malicious users while online. Now, an Ask PlayStation UK tweet confirms that the issues have been solved. Luckily, if you did get a console-crashing message from an unknown source, there should be no permanent damage. 

Ask PlayStation UK's original post informed PlayStation owners that they could now send voice messages and screenshots via PlayStation, but one responding tweet mentioned the recent rash of harmful missives. This prompted the tweet above which relays helpful information to pull your hardware out of a "crash loop."

If you missed out on the original story, read Game Informer's coverage here. The story also provides helpful advice to prevent falling victim to a similar problem. 

Sony Outlines PlayStation 4 Message Crash Fix

about X hours ago from
Sony Outlines PlayStation 4 Message Crash Fix

Over the weekend some PlayStation 4 players started seeing their consoles made useless by messages from malicious users while online. Now, an Ask PlayStation UK tweet confirms that the issues have been solved. Luckily, if you did get a console-crashing message from an unknown source, there should be no permanent damage. 

Ask PlayStation UK's original post informed PlayStation owners that they could now send voice messages and screenshots via PlayStation, but one responding tweet mentioned the recent rash of harmful missives. This prompted the tweet above which relays helpful information to pull your hardware out of a "crash loop."

If you missed out on the original story, read Game Informer's coverage here. The story also provides helpful advice to prevent falling victim to a similar problem. 

Gen 4 Arrives Today In Pokémon Go

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Gen 4 Arrives Today In Pokémon Go

The long wait for Generation 4 is finally over. After teasing the inclusion of Gen 4 last week, Niantic has revealed the first real details surrounding Pokémon first appearing in Diamond and Pearl.

Generation 4 will hit Pokémon Go in waves. The first wave hits today and includes the starter Pokémon Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, as well as a few additional monsters. Niantic teases that even more Pokémon from Sinnoh will appear through wild encounters, egg hatches, and raid battles in subsequent weeks.

Niantic also shared the following teaser image, which potentially hints at additional Pokémon included in this wave. The myriad new evolutions for past-generation Pokémon do not appear to be included in this update.

Gen 4 Starters Arriving In Pokémon Go, Remaining Pokémon To Release In Waves

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Gen 4 Starters Arriving In Pokémon Go, Remaining Pokémon To Release In Waves

The long wait for Generation 4 is finally coming to an end. After teasing the inclusion of Gen 4 last week, Niantic has revealed the first real details surrounding Pokémon first appearing in Diamond and Pearl.

Generation 4 will hit Pokémon Go in waves beginning "very soon." The first wave includes the starter Pokémon Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. Niantic also teases that even more Pokémon from Sinnoh will appear through wild encounters, egg hatches, and raid battles in subsequent weeks.

You can see the trailer below.

Gen 4 Arrives Today In Pokémon Go

about X hours ago from
Gen 4 Arrives Today In Pokémon Go

The long wait for Generation 4 is finally over. After teasing the inclusion of Gen 4 last week, Niantic has revealed the first real details surrounding Pokémon first appearing in Diamond and Pearl.

Generation 4 will hit Pokémon Go in waves beginning "very soon." The first wave includes the starter Pokémon Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, as well as a few additional monsters. Niantic also teases that even more Pokémon from Sinnoh will appear through wild encounters, egg hatches, and raid battles in subsequent weeks.

Niantic also shared the following teaser image, which potentially hints at additional Pokémon included in this wave. The myriad new evolutions for past-generation Pokémon do not appear to be included in this update.

Shenmue's HD Remaster Might Have Started As An Ambitious Remake

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Shenmue's HD Remaster Might Have Started As An Ambitious Remake

With Shenmue HD releasing earlier this year, packaging together both Dreamcast adventure games about martial artist Ryo Hazuki searching for his father's killer, fans were happy to see signs of life from the series beyond the oft-delayed Shenmue III releasing next year. The HD remaster, however, faced a lot of criticisms for bugs, and did little to help some of the game's more dated textures look better.

It turns out, there might be a reason for that, as the tech savants at Digital Foundry have discovered. The outlet has obtained footage of a hereto unknown full remaster of the released Shenemue series that rides the line between remaster and remake, and looks to be far more ambitious and impressive than the HD remaster that released. According to Digital Foundry, the game was in development for quite a while, but budget constraints forced the developer to abandon the product and work on a far simpler HD update for the game in the time between cancellation in late 2017 and the game's release two months ago.

Check out the video below for more information and a good look at the cancelled title.

Sega Has Eliminated 80% Of Long Overtime Hours In War On Crunch

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Sega Has Eliminated 80% Of Long Overtime Hours In War On Crunch

As part of Sega's financial report, the company revealed that it has eliminated 80% of what it calls "long overtime hours," or working more than 80 overtime hours a month. 

Sega pushed forward this anti-crunch initiative in 2013 with a set goal of eliminating 100% of long overtime hours by 2020. It is important to note that this initiative is right now only being used in four Sega-Sammy subsidiaries: Sega Games, Sega Entertainment (Arcades), TMS Animation, and Sega Toys. Still, it is primarily aimed at the long hours of video game development and the need to dispel the idea that crunch is necessary in the industry.

"The main focus of the Group’s work-style reforms is the achievement of a balance between work and private life," the report reads, explaining that rested workers make better business sense. "We want employees to have quality time outside of the office so that they do not lose their creative drive. Well-established measures that the Group has introduced to reduce long overtime work have produced tangible results.”