Reader Discussion — What's The Coolest Thing You've Found In Dreams?

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Reader Discussion — What's The Coolest Thing You've Found In Dreams?

In our recent review of Dreams, Jeff Marchiafava stressed its creative potential. Not only can you explore it's tools and make a ton of unique builds, but you can share your levels with others as well. Looking through some of the creations that players have put out there, it is difficult not to get inspired.

PlayStation user, Lewisc729, is one of the many dedicated level creators that show us how far it can really go. With Dreams, he has been able to construct a P.T. remake that is so close to being a full recreation. Lewisc729 releases updates here and there for the project, and his process is fun. Whether or not he completes the entire game is uncertain. But it remains one of the top examples of Dream's capabilities. If you would like to follow up with Lewisc729 and see if he is up to any more great creations, you can follow him on Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch.

There are so many other projects in Dreams that have gone unnoticed and should be brought to light. Have you come across any that showcase incredible surroundings, fun gameplay mechanics, or bizarre and unforgettable scenarios? Which ones stuck out to you the most? Which ones need more recognition and why?

Early Designs Of Infamous Had Motorcycle Parkour And Character Customization

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Early Designs Of Infamous Had Motorcycle Parkour And Character Customization

Infamous, the action adventure game where you wreck havoc on foes with your supernatural powers, was already a pretty sweet concept when it released back in 2009. But do you know what could have made it even better? Motorcycle parkour.

In a long tweet thread, Sucker Punch revealed several secrets and scrapped ideas from the game's development, including how early designs of the game once included vehicle stunts (such as the aforementioned motorcycle parkour), character customization, and rebuilding the neighborhood to your liking. Also, it turns out one of the original titles was "True Hero" rather than Infamous.

Check out the entire thread below for all the details and visuals. It's absolutely worth the read, and paints a really interesting picture on how much games can change conceptually through the development process.

Overwatch League Commissioner Departs For Epic Games

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Overwatch League Commissioner Departs For Epic Games

Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving Activision Blizzard for Epic Games, where he will oversee the company's esports division.

Nanzer is known as one of the founders of the Overwatch League, which began back in 2016. Blizzard has confirmed that Pete Vlastelica, who is head of esports products at Activision Blizzard, will act as Nanzer's replacement.

On Friday, Nanzer announced his departure, calling it "one of the toughest decisions" of his life.

Will A New 'The Simpsons' Game Be Announced At E3?

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Will A New 'The Simpsons' Game Be Announced At E3?

We've seen several video game adaptations of The Simpsons over the years, including 2003's The Simpsons Hit & Run and 2012's The Simpsons Tapped Out on mobile.

It's been a long time since we've seen the famed dysfunctional family in video game form, and it's very possible a new iteration is coming soon. During this year's E3, we'll be hearing from both the producers and writers of the popular cartoon during a panel taking place on June 11.

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Here Are Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Post-Launch DLC Plans

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Here Are Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night's Post-Launch DLC Plans

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Koji Igarashi's spiritual successor to Castlevania, will be receiving tons of DLC content after it launches next month.

Publisher 505 Games recently divulged its extensive and specific post-launch DLC plans. These include speedrun and bosh rush modes, and an outfit called the Pure Miriam outfit (which will be added for free at launch). More freebies include modes called Boss Revenge, Roguelike, Classic, and Chaos, as well as two additional playable characters. Co-op and a versus mode, for both online and local play, will be added later on too.

A premium DLC pack that will sell for $9.99, called Iga's Back Pack, is coming at launch. This DLC lets players go head-to-head against Koji Igarashi himself, and if you manage to defeat him, you win a powerful Swordwhip weapon.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Coming To PS4, Steam

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Coming To PS4, Steam

No More Heroes spin-off game Travis Strikes Again is getting a few more jabs at success, as it's currently on its way to PlayStation 4 and Steam.

Announced during the Travis Strikes Again panel at this year's Momocon event, the ports do not have a release date or price, and it's not currently known whether the game's DLC will be making its way over, though it seems likely.

It's unlikely, however, that we'll see any of the in-game T-shirts with Nintendo characters on them, such as the one featuring Majora's Mask. It also won't be as fun recharging your beam katana with the right analog stick, key, or mouse as it is by waggling the Joy-Cons. Maybe the DualShock 4 will support motion-controlled charging?

Pathfinder: Kingmaker Getting Free Enhanced Edition Next Month

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Getting Free Enhanced Edition Next Month

Players who've kept up with Pathfinder: Kingmaker's steady stream of DLC will find a number of quality-of-life improvements waiting for them when they load up the latest bit of content launching next month.

The game's June 6 update will include the Beneath The Stolen Sands DLC (which is included in the game's season pass), but will also add a number of features that will transform the game into its "Enhanced Edition." The update is free for anyone who already owns the game.

The Enhanced Edition update adds a new Slayer class, as well as more items and weapons. The update also offers new ways to build characters, balances characters, enemies, and counters "especially in the beginning and last two chapters of the game," improves kingdom management, adds more kinds of random encounters in the global map, and adds "Numerous gameplay-enriching content additions and dozens of quality-of-life features," according the developer Owlcat Games.

Star Ocean First Departure R Heading To PS4, Switch

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Star Ocean First Departure R Heading To PS4, Switch

Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean First Departure, a PSP remake of the first Star Ocean game, is now headed to PlayStation 4 and Switch with an additional letter in its name.

Star Ocean First Departure R is a hi-res update to the original PSP game. Gematsu is also reporting the title will include "additional features." No release date or price has been announced.

This isn't the first time a Star Ocean game has seen the re-release treatment. The fourth game in the series recently saw a 4K update for PlayStation 4 and PC. That one was priced at $20.99, which hopefully means First Departure R will launch for a similar price, and that it will come to Steam at some point down the road.

World Health Organization Classifies Game Addiction As A Behavioral Disease

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World Health Organization Classifies Game Addiction As A Behavioral Disease

The World Heatlh Organization (WHO) voted today to adopt the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), an update to what the WHO views as a serious diseases that includes a new entry called "Gaming disorder."

Gaming disorders are now part of a pair of "Disroders due to addictive behaviors" that also includes gambling disorders. While the WHO previously recognized gaming disorders as a disease back in June, today's vote officially adopts the ICD-11, making it the standard members of the WHO (which includes the United States along with much of the world) must use when making their own decisions about healthcare, treatment, prevention, and more going forward. Member nations must begin reporting health data using the ICD-11 by January 2022.

For reference, here is the official entry on gaming disorder in the ICD-11.

No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

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No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

We know a few details about Sony's next PlayStation console, like how it supports ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and will come with a solid-state drive that will make for shorter load times in games like Spider-Man. We know also know we won't be getting a new VR headset to match for a little while.

Speaking with CNET, Sony Global Head of R&D for PlayStation Dominic Mallinson talked about the future PlayStation VR, but also laid out plans for Sony's current headset. It will be compatible with the next PlayStation, which means players won't have to buy a new headset when the console.

In fact, there won't be a new headset for a good while, including during the console's launch. "There's no reason for us to coincide it with a new console," Mallinson told CNET. "From the point of view of the consumer, to be bombarded with many, many things – oh, you have to buy this, you have to buy that – is a message that we don't want to send. In some ways, it's good to have a little breathing space between those things."