Yakuza 6 Demo Pulled From PSN As Players Access The Full Game

about X hours ago from
Yakuza 6 Demo Pulled From PSN As Players Access The Full Game

Sega has pulled the Yakuza 6 demo from PSN on its day after release after some intrepid players discovered ways around the story gating progress to play the entire full game.

As we reported yesterday, the Yakuza 6 demo came in at a huge 36GB, essentially downloading the full game with the ability to progress stopping midway through the first chapter. It did not take long for people to figure a way around this, however, and have been posting screenshots from the English localization through the game's third chapter. As a response, Sega pulled the demo from PSN less than a day after putting it up.

“We apologize, but have had to remove the Yakuza 6 :The Song of Life demo from the PlayStation Store," Sega said on social media. "We are as upset as you are, and had hoped to have this demo available for everyone today. We discovered that some were able to use the demo to unlock the full game. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy Director Confirms Baby Groot Is Groot's Son (Again)

about X hours ago from
Guardians Of The Galaxy Director Confirms Baby Groot Is Groot's Son (Again)

Director James Gunn occasionally likes answering questions on social media, though it turns out we don't always want the answers.

Today on Twitter, Gunn was joking with a reporter about a comparison between Porgs, the puffin CG replacement from Star Wars:The Last Jedi, and Groot, the tree person who was a giant in the first Guardians of the Galaxy and a baby in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Gunn clarified that referring to both as just "Groot" didn't really make sense.

"First Groot is dead," Gunn tweeted. "Baby Groot is his son."

Kirby Developers HAL Laboratory Release Part Time UFO On Mobile

about X hours ago from
Kirby Developers HAL Laboratory Release Part Time UFO On Mobile

All of a sudden, the developers best known for Kirby games releases a mobile game on Android and iOS yesterday centering around a UFO looking for a job.

HAL Laboratories released the game yesterday for $3.99. The game had been available in Japan under the title Working UFO for a little while, but only just released in America. It focuses on a UFO that has come to Earth and, new to the planet, needs a job. Gameplay resembles UFO catcher, or crane, games where you pick up and move things based on timing. Of course, like all HAL Lab games, the gameplay evolves around those mechanics.

And you get to dress up for work!

Xbox 360 Games Join Xbox One X Enhanced List

about X hours ago from
Xbox 360 Games Join Xbox One X Enhanced List

Microsoft have announced a number of Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles that are enhanced on the Xbox One X.

The titles, Forza Horizon, Witcher 2, Crackdown, and Fable Anniversary. That makes for a total of eleven games that, when played on an Xbox One X, have improvements.

Additionally, Xbox One X enhanced backwards compatible games now have a menu toggle for how exactly you want them enhanced. Players can choose between graphics or performance, in case you dig the older graphics but want a higher framerate, or think the game ran fine but want it looking better. You can access this menu by popping open the Xbox 360 guide and heading to the Xbox One X Settings tab.

Heaven's Vault Announced For PS4

about X hours ago from
Heaven's Vault Announced For PS4

Inkle has announced that its latest project, Heaven's Vault, will be their first game to hit consoles. The studio has released a trailer that showcases Heaven's Vault's journey of language and discovery and announces that is coming to PlayStation 4.

Heaven's Vault tells the story of archaeologist Aliya Elasra, who travels the galaxy with her robot sidekick Six to learn about an ancient civilization through a long-lost language. The trailer shows Aliya using context clues to decipher the meaning behind ancient inscriptions. However, there's no way to be sure whether or not the meaning behind artifacts or locations is lost in translation. One wrong word can drastically change the meaning that the ancients left behind and every decision that Aliya makes has varying levels of consequence. One wrong word can change everything.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Monster Hunter World Aloy Quest Launches Tomorrow, Event Quests Will Rotate

about X hours ago from
Monster Hunter World Aloy Quest Launches Tomorrow, Event Quests Will Rotate

In a post on PSBlog today, Capcom's Monster Hunter World producer Ryozo Tsujimoto explained the details of the second Horizon: Zero Dawn quest that nets you an armor that makes your hunter look like Aloy and a similar bow.

The quest, which begins tomorrow, has players fighting a giant Anjanath because the team rationalized that the monster best represented Horizon by looking similar to the game's Thunderjaw. Players will have to fight the Anjanath multiple times to get enough materials to craft the armor set, but some degree of urgency is called for, as the quest is only live until March 15.

Don't worry too much, though, as Tsujimoto confirms that event quests like the previous Horizon quest for palico armor will come back.

Outlast Slithers Its Way To Switch With Surprise Release Today

about X hours ago from
Outlast Slithers Its Way To Switch With Surprise Release Today

First-person survival horror title Outlast has suddenly appeared to download on the Nintendo Switch's eshop.

The Bundle of Terror is available for $24.99 and comes with the full game and its prequel content titled Whistleblower. There is no word yet on a physical release. The trailer says Outlast II is available to pre-order now, but it has yet to turn up on the eshop.

Outlast follows journalist Miles Upshur as he investigates and attempts to escape an asylum overrun by psychotic patients. Players can't attack enemies and must rely on stealth, as well as a camera to see in the dark.

Hearthstone's Year Of The Raven Features Significant Changes

about X hours ago from
Hearthstone's Year Of The Raven Features Significant Changes

Hearthstone's upcoming card year, The Year of the Raven, kicks off with the release of the next expansion. 2018 brings some serious changes to the game, with in-game tournaments, some big cards rotating into the Hall of Fame to shake up the meta, and a cool new Druid hero that anyone can get fairly easily.

Our TakeI can't wait to see what the new expansion brings in terms of new metagame possibilities, and I'm beyond glad that Jade Druid is going to be a thing of the past. I'm partial to C'thun decks so it's sad to see my big guy rotate out, but I'm sure more exciting fare is on the way. I'm glad we're getting a new Druid hero, and that it's very easy to obtain. Hopefully we get more details on the first expansion that kicks off the Year of the Raven soon!

Chrono Trigger Gets Surprise Steam Release

about X hours ago from
Chrono Trigger Gets Surprise Steam Release

Square Enix is bringing one of the greatest RPGs of all time to a new platform. Today, the company made the surprise announcement that Chrono Trigger is now available on Steam. 

Chrono Trigger originally released on SNES in 1995, though it has been ported over the years to platforms like DS and iOS. The Steam version (which costs $15) appears to be based on the iOS iteration, since it retains parts of that interface. 

Square Enix says this version also has updated graphics and sound, in addition to an autosave feature and support for controller and keyboard/mouse.

ESRB Flagging Games With In-Game Purchases Via New Label

about X hours ago from
ESRB Flagging Games With In-Game Purchases Via New Label

The ESRB has announced that it will soon affix a new label on physical games that feature a variety of paid in-game purchases, including loot boxes, season passes, and DLC. In addition, the game-ratings organization has launched a new site designed to inform parents about in-game purchases and how to enable parental tools to prevent their kids from racking up in-game charges without their permission.

The announcement follows high-profile blowbacks on loot crates, which have included calls from politicians for the organization to more closely monitor those kinds of in-game purchases.

The ESRB isn't flagging loot crates in particular, but they're included in a blanket label, which includes "bonus levels, skins, surprise items (such as item packs, loot boxes, mystery awards), music, virtual coins and other forms of in-game currency, subscriptions, season passes, upgrades (e.g., to disable ads) and more."