Facebook Integration Is No Longer Available On PlayStation 4

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Facebook Integration Is No Longer Available On PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 users will no longer be able to use Facebook integration to share content or connect with friends, according to Sony's support website.

As of October 7, the video game publisher has yet to give a reason for the split from the social media giant, but it assured fans that the console's share feature will remain unchanged. However, severing ties with Facebook eliminates an entire network of people to share content with.

"PlayStation 4's share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, video, music, trophy details, or links to gameplay broadcasts," reads Sony's support page.

Iron Man VR Hits PSVR In February

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Iron Man VR Hits PSVR In February

Iron Man VR was announced in March and has looked promising ever since. However, while we've gotten our hands on a small demo for the game, we've been eagerly anticipating playing the full release. During today's Marvel Games panel at New York Comic Con, Marvel revealed we'll finally have that opportunity on February 28.

IGN reports the panel, which is not being streamed, also including the game's first story trailer. We'll update this story once that trailer hits the internet. Iron Man VR launches on PSVR February 28, 2020.

Update: PlayStation has shared the story trailer, which you can see below.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Welcomes Resident Evil's Leon And Claire To The Hunt

Monster Hunter World is the gift that just keeps on giving. Yesterday, some details trickled out on what's ahead in the October 10 update, which includes a new volcanic area and the option to invite friends to your room. Today, Capcom upped the ante with a cool trailer to reveal that Leon and Claire, in their Resident Evil 2 form, are joining the hunt.

Leon and Claire have faced their fair share of monsters in the Resident Evil series, but now they're getting a taste of the Monster Hunter life. The trailer shows Leon and Claire facing off against zombies dressed in Monster Hunter attire as they swarm areas like the Coral Highlands. They later take on popular monsters such as Tigrex and Vaal Hazak. Seeing Claire slice and dice with a longsword is something else, and Leon is equipped with a flashy gun that packs some power. Then Mr. X shows up, taking on the role the handler usually does. We're guessing he's a skin for the handler.

This all hits in November, but no exact date was listed. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself.

Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

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Austin Wintory Is The Composer Behind John Wick Hex

Gamers know composer Austin Wintory for his acclaimed scores to titles like Journey (which was nominated for a Grammy) and Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Next week, with the release of John Wick Hex, we'll hear even more of his work.

Wintory is the mind behind the music of John Wick Hex, as revealed in the exclusive video below from Lionsgate and developer Bithell Games. Check it out to hear some of Wintory's score and see his collaborators (Tom Strahle and MB Gordy) in action:

With this reveal out in the open, Wintory will also be joining game director Mike Bithell and voice actor Troy Baker for their John Wick Hex New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, October 5 (a.k.a. tomorrow). 

Red Dead Redemption II Coming To PC In November

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Red Dead Redemption II Coming To PC In November

Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption II is hitting the PC platform on November 5. For a limited time it's also giving away games if you pre-purchase Red Dead II through the new Rockstar launcher.

The PC version features both graphical and technical upgrades, new bounty-hunting missions, hideouts, weapons, and other additions.

Players interested in Red Dead II's online portion will find a more fleshed-out experience thanks to the recent addition of the Frontier Pursuits update for Red Dead Online. The free update adds the bounty hunter, trader, and collector specialist roles which you can rank up through experience earned performing tasks related to your profession.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Action Figures Are Available Today

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Action Figures Are Available Today

Hasbro and other manufacturers are celebrating Triple Force Friday today. The "Triple" means stores just received new product for three Star Wars properties: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. You can get everything from bed sheets and t-shirts to Legos and remote control droids.

If you're looking forward to November's release of Jedi: Fallen Order for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in particular, you can grab three different action figures today. The game's protagonist Kal Kestis and his droid BD-1 are bundled together as a six-inch Star Wars: Black Series set, and are also together as a Funko Pop. If you also want to add the dark side to your collection, you can pick up the villainous Second Sister as a Black Series figure.

Since manufacturers usually only focus on upcoming movies for Force Friday promotions, it's cool to see Jedi: Fallen Order tied into this one. The Second Sister figure is arguably the coolest thing available today.

The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

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The Pokémon Company Clarifies There Are Not 18 Gyms In Sword And Shield

In our cover story on Pokémon Sword and Shield this month, we had a sidebar talking about the differences between Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. In the sidebar, it seemed implied in a quote by director Shigeru Ohmori that Pokémon Sword and Shield have 18 gyms. However, according to a representative of The Pokémon Company International, the true meaning of the original quote may have been lost in translation between Japanese and English.

The original quote from Ohmori can be seen below in its entirety.

Many people online read the excerpt of the quote used in the cover story to mean that each game has 18 gyms players could battle in each version spread across the major and minor leagues. The Pokémon Company International reached out regarding this quote to clarify how many gyms there are in each game. You can see a statement provided by a representative of The Pokémon Company International below.

A New Volcanic Region Is Coming To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

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A New Volcanic Region Is Coming To Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Monster Hunter World has provided us plenty of extra content thanks to its recent (and absolutely fantastic) Iceborne expansion, but it appears things are about to heat up with a new volcanic region. 

Capcom already announced a free post-release update was coming to fight the hulking ape Rajang on October 10, but more details have started to trickle out about the content. Apparently, we're getting much more than just Rajang and his anger issues. Information for the event went up under the overview for "Free Title Update #1," revealing more of what's inside. 

By taking down Rajang, you get a special Rajang Claws pendant as a reward to commemorate the victory. The update also lets you invite other players to your room, and you now have the option to change the music that plays there. A new equipment display allows you to show off your favorite gear to really get your hunting companions jealous. However, by far, the biggest revelation is that a new firey region is being added to post-credits area the Guiding Lands. 

Return Of The Obra Dinn Hits Consoles This Month

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Hits Consoles This Month

Return of the Obra Dinn released to wide praise last year, and Game Informer was among the sources that offered a high recommendation. For players who weren't able to catch the puzzle game on PC or Mac, you can now look forward to playing the game on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch; the game is set to release on October 18. 

Return of the Obra Dinn finds the player working as an investigator aboard a ghost ship in the 1800s, and boasts both a unique monochromatic art style, and a fascinating gameplay model, in which you use deduction to figure out the deaths of the ship's crew by witnessing elements of their final living moments. 

If you haven't yet had a chance to check out the game, it's well worth a look. 

Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds Ability To Play With Friends Online, Create With Buttons In Handheld Mode

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Free Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds Ability To Play With Friends Online, Create With Buttons In Handheld Mode

When Super Mario Maker 2 launched this past summer, it added several welcome improvements to the creation tools and feature suite. However, one notable absence from the list of features was the ability to enjoy the online co-op and competitive multiplayer with people on your friends list. Thanks to an update that hit today, players can now enjoy the online modes with friends.

Now, when players log on to the game's online suite, they can choose to play multiplayer versus or multiplayer co-op with friends on their Switch friends list as well as the option to play with randomly selected players. While in a session with friends, players can choose the difficulty in Course World, or play courses from their list of locally saved courses.

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