Taking Some Laps With GT Sport's New Single-Player Content

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Taking Some Laps With GT Sport's New Single-Player Content

By its very name, GT Sport, was never meant to be a typical Gran Turismo entry. While creators Polyphony Digital assured fans that GT Sport wasn't a truncated experience like GT Prologue, GT Sport also wasn't simply Gran Turismo 7 by another name (click here for my review). GT Sport is online focused right down to using cloud saves over those on your hard drive, but it also includes some single-player content. The problem, though, was it wasn't enough content. Recently Polyphony has addressed this via the GT League: four tiers of single-player content via a free update (1.10) that bolsters the game for those looking for some good old-fashioned GT single-player racing.

The GT League (Beginner, Amateur, Professional, and Endurance tiers) contains 45 races spread over 15 series/cups. Many of these series or cups, like in traditional Gran Turismo titles of the past, are formatted around certain restrictions. While the Clubman Cup lets you race with any car, the Midship Challenge, for instance, requires you have a mid-engine car.

Taking Some Laps With GT Sport's New Single-Player Content

about X hours ago from
Taking Some Laps With GT Sport's New Single-Player Content

By its very name, GT Sport, was never meant to be a typical Gran Turismo entry. While creators Polyphony Digital assured fans that GT Sport wasn't a truncated experience like GT Prologue, GT Sport also wasn't simply Gran Turismo 7 by another name (click here for my review). GT Sport is online focused right down to using cloud saves over those on your hard drive, but it also includes some single-player content. The problem, though, was it wasn't enough content. Recently Polyphony has addressed this via the GT League: four tiers of single-player content via a free update (1.10) that bolsters the game for those looking for some good old-fashioned GT single-player racing.

The GT League (Beginner, Amateur, Professional, and Endurance tiers) contains 45 races spread over 15 series/cups. Many of these series or cups, like in traditional Gran Turismo titles of the past, are formatted around certain restrictions. While the Clubman Cup lets you race with any car, the Midship Challenge, for instance, requires you have a mid-engine car.

NES Golf Easter Egg Made Inaccessible From Switch Firmware

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NES Golf Easter Egg Made Inaccessible From Switch Firmware

Earlier in the year, Switch hackers found a secret version of NES Golf hidden in the system's firmware. Now, as of the 4.00 update, it appears the easter egg can no longer be found.

Switch homebrew hackers have reported that the source code used to launch the game has been decimated, indicating that, even if the game is still in there, it is basically impossible to get to anymore. The official code to launch the game has been completely removed and every other part of it has been overwritten with seeming nonsense.

The original method for unlocking the game involved doing the passed away Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's "Direct to you" gesture with the joycons and was only accessible by earlier firmware when it was discovered. It is unlikely that Nintendo ever even expected anyone to find it, much less that early.

NES Golf Easter Egg Made Inaccessible From Switch Firmware

about X hours ago from
NES Golf Easter Egg Made Inaccessible From Switch Firmware

Earlier in the year, Switch hackers found a secret version of NES Golf hidden in the system's firmware. Now, as of the 4.00 update, it appears the easter egg can no longer be found.

Switch homebrew hackers have reported that the source code used to launch the game has been decimated, indicating that, even if the game is still in there, it is basically impossible to get to anymore. The official code to launch the game has been completely removed and every other part of it has been overwritten with seeming nonsense.

The original method for unlocking the game involved doing the passed away Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's "Direct to you" gesture with the joycons and was only accessible by earlier firmware when it was discovered. It is unlikely that Nintendo ever even expected anyone to find it, much less that early.

Next Persona Dancing Games Get New Trailers, Persona 4 Dancing All Night Getting PS4 Port

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Next Persona Dancing Games Get New Trailers, Persona 4 Dancing All Night Getting PS4 Port

In a Christmas livestream held by Atlus, the new Persona dancing games titled Persona 5: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 3: Dancing Star Night were detailed ahead of their release next year.

The two games will lack story modes that were a core part of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which told a story of the Inaba Investigation Team meeting Rise's fellow idol Kanamin and defeating a God through dance. It was just a visual novel interface, but for people who wanted more interactions with their favorite characters, it could be a fairly fun experience.

Atlus does assure fans, however, that the games will have character interactions to help make up for the missing mode. Each character in both games is assigned a dancer for their choreography and motion capture, with Atlus insisting dancers were also chosen based on how well they match the character's personality.

Next Persona Dancing Games Get New Trailers, Persona 4 Dancing All Night Getting PS4 Port

about X hours ago from
Next Persona Dancing Games Get New Trailers, Persona 4 Dancing All Night Getting PS4 Port

In a Christmas livestream held by Atlus, the new Persona dancing games titled Persona 5: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 3: Dancing Star Night were detailed ahead of their release next year.

The two games will lack story modes that were a core part of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, which told a story of the Inaba Investigation Team meeting Rise's fellow idol Kanamin and defeating a God through dance. It was just a visual novel interface, but for people who wanted more interactions with their favorite characters, it could be a fairly fun experience.

Atlus does assure fans, however, that the games will have character interactions to help make up for the missing mode. Each character in both games is assigned a dancer for their choreography and motion capture, with Atlus insisting dancers were also chosen based on how well they match the character's personality.

Nintendo Paid Online Service Possibly Facing Another Delay

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Nintendo Paid Online Service Possibly Facing Another Delay

Nintendo's online service, a fee-based service to let people play online on Switch, is facing another delay according to Nintendo's Italian website.

The website mentioned that the Switch's online services have been pushed back to Fall 2018, around nineteen months after the system's launch and twelve months after the service's initial planned launch. When it was announced at the Nintendo Switch January presentation, the service was planned to launch in Fall of this year. The fee-based service was supposed to include one Virtual Console game, games from older consoles sold digitally, retrofitted with online play.

In June of this year, Nintendo announced that the service would be delayed until Spring 2018, but it would be accompanied by a service of multiple virtual console games suggested to be a streaming service. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that he believes the annual fees should be around 2000 - 3000 yen, roughly in the $17 - $26 a year range.

Nintendo Paid Online Service Possibly Facing Another Delay

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Paid Online Service Possibly Facing Another Delay

Nintendo's online service, a fee-based service to let people play online on Switch, is facing another delay according to Nintendo's Italian website.

The website mentioned that the Switch's online services have been pushed back to Fall 2018, around nineteen months after the system's launch and twelve months after the service's initial planned launch. When it was announced at the Nintendo Switch January presentation, the service was planned to launch in Fall of this year. The fee-based service was supposed to include one Virtual Console game, games from older consoles sold digitally, retrofitted with online play.

In June of this year, Nintendo announced that the service would be delayed until Spring 2018, but it would be accompanied by a service of multiple virtual console games suggested to be a streaming service. Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that he believes the annual fees should be around 2000 - 3000 yen, roughly in the $17 - $26 a year range.

Destiny's Full 'Music Of The Spheres' Music Leaks Online

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Destiny's Full 'Music Of The Spheres' Music Leaks Online

During the original Destiny's early years, then-composer Marty O'Donnell, composer Mike Salvatori, and Sir Paul McCartney (who is likely a canonical part of the Destiny universe) came together to create Music of the Spheres, a sort of musical accompaniment to the game (not to be confused to the game's actual soundtrack). The project was never fully released due in part to a rift between O'Donnell and Destiny developer Bungie that eventually spawned a legal case. Now, however, it's been leaked online.

The project is available on music website Soundcloud. Last month, O'Donnell tweeted that before the project was shelved, he gave away "nearly 100 copies" of Music Of Spheres. According to Kotaku, two fans who had attempting to the project from publicly available bits of the music were contacted by an anonymous owner of one of those copies, and have released the soundtrack online.

It's likely Activision or Bungie will issue a takedown notice soon. For his part, however, O'Donnell seems supportive of the leak, tweeting both a photo of someone playing the songs on their computer and gratitude about Music of the Spheres being available.

Destiny's Full 'Music Of The Spheres' Music Leaks Online

about X hours ago from
Destiny's Full 'Music Of The Spheres' Music Leaks Online

During the original Destiny's early years, then-composer Marty O'Donnell, composer Mike Salvatori, and Sir Paul McCartney (who is likely a canonical part of the Destiny universe) came together to create Music of the Spheres, a sort of musical accompaniment to the game (not to be confused to the game's actual soundtrack). The project was never fully released due in part to a rift between O'Donnell and Destiny developer Bungie that eventually spawned a legal case. Now, however, it's been leaked online.

The project is available on music website Soundcloud. Last month, O'Donnell tweeted that before the project was shelved, he gave away "nearly 100 copies" of Music Of Spheres. According to Kotaku, two fans who had attempting to the project from publicly available bits of the music were contacted by an anonymous owner of one of those copies, and have released the soundtrack online.

It's likely Activision or Bungie will issue a takedown notice soon. For his part, however, O'Donnell seems supportive of the leak, tweeting both a photo of someone playing the songs on their computer and gratitude about Music of the Spheres being available.