Black Ops 4's Blackout Beta Raises Player Cap To 88

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Black Ops 4's Blackout Beta Raises Player Cap To 88

The beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, titled Blackout, has gotten a few updates today based on feedback and observations of the first day of the beta. Treyarch posted about the updates on Reddit today, but the biggest changing is raising the player cap up to 88 for the beta.

These updates are being made and are only possible because of the feedback that you’ve given us. Please keep it coming, as we plan to make daily updates to the game throughout the Beta.

The Call of Duty Blackout beta runs until September 17. The beta is only running for PlayStation 4 right now, but Xbox One and PC users who preordered or were a part of previous Black Ops 4 betas join in on September 14. 

Spider-Man Getting New Game Plus Mode In The Future

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Spider-Man Getting New Game Plus Mode In The Future

Finished Spider-Man already and not ready to let go? Not sure what you're going to do when you do finish it? Insomniac is hoping to solve that problem by working on a New Game Plus mode for webheads.

The news comes from a tweet reply to a rather out-of-context question asking if New Game Plus is coming. Turns out sometimes you get answers and Insomniac replied in the affirmative, stating that they're currently polishing it up.

yes working on it now and polishing it up!

Hollow Knight Coming To PS4 And Xbox One Later This Month

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Hollow Knight Coming To PS4 And Xbox One Later This Month

Team Cherry has announced that their exploratory platformer Hollow Knight will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25. Dubbed the Voidheart Edition, the game comes with all the previous DLC packs released for free on PC and Switch.

You can check out the trailer below.

Retail releases for all the console versions of the game are scheduled for release in Spring 2019. With the recent Godmaster DLC, development on free DLC for the game has ended, and a paid Hornet campaign is expected sometime next year.

Coming Off A Great Summer, Pokémon Go Developer Niantic Reveals What's Next

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Coming Off A Great Summer, Pokémon Go Developer Niantic Reveals What's Next

Pokémon Go is hardly slowing down. Tens of millions of trainers stayed locked into the game this summer, with a 35 percent increase in active usage since May.  

Coming off of three global events and a successful implementation of new social features,  Niantic CEO John Hanke created a special blog post to celebrate all these milestones and talk about the future. 

"While the headlines are filled with examples of technology being used to divide us, our experiences this summer deepen our conviction that technology can be harnessed to enhance our lives in a positive way and bring us all closer together and strengthen our connection with the communities where we live and play," Hanke writes.

NPD Group: Over Half Of US Gamers Invested In Multiple Platforms

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NPD Group: Over Half Of US Gamers Invested In Multiple Platforms

The amount of gamers continues to grow with the universal access to technology in the average person's everyday life. So much so that the days of being a one-device player aren't as common. According to a new study in the 2018 Gamer Segmentation Report, 67 percent of 211.2 million Americans play video games on at least one device. Over half of that number also play on multiple platforms.

EEDAR, an NPD Group company, sampled gamers who were ages 2 and up for the study.  At 59 percent, the majority of gamers play on a mobile device alongside a PC or console. Only 41 percent stick to one platform.

The study offers some enlightening results on which devices are the most popular gaming destinations. Mobile earns the top spot, courting 90 percent of people going to their smartphones or tablets for their gaming needs. Mobile is also the one platform that has the most people playing exclusively on it. PC comes in second for popularity with 52 percent, while consoles make up 43 percent of gamers. Handheld systems only make up 9 percent. 

One Piece: World Seeker Officially Delayed Into 2019

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One Piece: World Seeker Officially Delayed Into 2019

Publisher Bandai Namco America has officially announced the delay of One Piece: World Seeker; the game is being pushed into 2019 so the game can "reach fan expectations" according to the company's press release.

Earlier this month word of a delay came out of Japan, so it's only natural our territory would follow in those footsteps.

For Imran's hands-on impressions of the Ganbarion-developed game, check out his preview.

Fortnite 5.40 Update Drops/Adds Guns

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Fortnite 5.40 Update Drops/Adds Guns

Epic is adding the Suppressed Assault Rifle to Fortnite's Battle Royale mode, while vaulting the Drum Gun in the new 5.40 content update.

The update (click the source link below for the full details) also adds Field Agent Rio to Save the World,  bug fixes, and more.

[Source: Epic Games]

The Last Remnant Remastered Coming To PS4

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The Last Remnant Remastered Coming To PS4

Square Enix has announced that The Last Remnant is being remastered for the PS4 and will be out in December.

The Last Remnant Remastered will be available in the PlayStation digital store for $19.99

Last month the game was delisted on PC, which may be related.

New Katamari Damacy Trademarks Discovered

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New Katamari Damacy Trademarks Discovered

While there have been a number of Katamari Damacy games over the years, the frequency tends to be fairly lopsided, with the last non-mobile game releasing on Vita nearly eight years ago. On the gaming forum ResetEra, a poster discovered that Bandai Namco had recently trademarked the name "Katamari Damacy Reroll" for Europe. This was then followed up by a Japanese trademark for "Katamari Damacy Encore," hinting at a Greatest Hits or collection game.

While creator Keita Takahashi has been working on Wattam for Annapurna Interactive, he remarked earlier this year that he has been taking a look at his old games for "secret reasons."

i just needed to take a look at my old games for secret reason, and that reminds me old/good memories of course.

Gone Home Switch Adds Real SNES Carts

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Gone Home Switch Adds Real SNES Carts

Gone Home released a few days ago on Switch, marking the first time the game has ever appeared on Nintendo consoles. While it's not surprising the game ended up on Switch, there turned out to be a bonus benefit to it, as well. In the game's release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the player could find offbrand SNES cartridges in a bedroom featuring fake game titles. 

The fake SNES games were created by guest artists and included titles like Adventurous the Cat to sort of sub in as representative of the SNES era of video games. With the Switch port, however, developer Fullbright actually managed to get permission from Nintendo to use real SNES games to in this version. They were found by twitter user @liamdohertee and confirmed by Fullbright's Steve Gaynor today.

Hey, you noticed ;) Thanks, @NintendoAmerica for being so cool about letting us include these in the Switch version of Gone Home ✌️