Dreams PS4 Early Access Release Date Revealed

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Dreams PS4 Early Access Release Date Revealed

Media Molecule has announced that early access to Dreams, its upcoming PS4 exclusive, will be available from April 16. Like the studio's Little Big Planet series, Dreams enables players to create unique gameplay experiences as well as play what Media Molecule and other players have created. The early access part of Dreams will be limited to the creative tools, the studio said on the PlayStation Blog.

"The core of Dreams--the creation bit--is ready," explained studio director Siobhan Reddy. "There is so much we want to do with and add to Dreams--but to start, we want players to be able to see their creations on their own TV screen and be able to have all the tools they need to make games or stories or art or music accessible from their couch.

"[Early access] won’t feature everything that the full release will have (our story mode being a big piece of that) but you'll get our full tool set for creating, our interactive tutorials and arcade games, templates and additional content created by Media Molecule and access to what you, the CoMmunity, made during our Dreams Creator Beta. You'll also be getting the first hands-on with new features and content as we add them."

Fortnite Challenge List: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8, Week 5)

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Fortnite Challenge List: Bouncy Ball, Mushroom Shields, And More (Season 8, Week 5)

Fortnite Season 8 seems to be whizzing by, as we're already in Week 5. For those with hopes of unlocking everything the Battle Pass has to offer, the clock is ticking. Luckily for you, there's a way to speed the whole process up: doing challenges. Every week developer Epic Games updates Fortnite with a fresh set of tasks for you to complete. Doing so unlocks Battle Stars which levels up your Battle Pass and makes cosmetics available.

As always, there are two categories of challenges. The first is available to everyone playing the game, while the second is exclusive to those that have spent V-Bucks on a battle pass. Below you'll find a list of everything that you need to do in both categories.

First up is the free challenges. As part of this players will need to deal damage with scoped weapons, search chests in Paradise Palms or Shifty Shafts, and complete a lap of the race track in Happy Hamlet. If you've got the premium Battle Pass, you'll need to use the Bouncy Ball toy and get 15 bounces with it.

Former Sony And PlayStation Exec Kaz Hirai Is Retiring

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In February it was announced that Kaz Hirai, who led the PlayStation business before being promoted to CEO of Sony, would step down and transition to the role of director, chairman. Now, Sony has announced that Hirai will be retiring from those roles effective June 18. Hirai will serve as senior advisor for the company and "will continue to provide counsel as requested by Sony's management team."

In a statement, Hirai lent his support to Kenichiro Yoshida, who replaced him as CEO of Sony on April 1. "Since passing the baton of CEO to Yoshida-san last April, as Chairman of Sony, I have had the opportunity to both ensure a smooth transition and provide support to Sony's management. I am confident that everyone at Sony is fully aligned under Yoshida-san's strong leadership, and are ready to build an even brighter future for Sony.

"As such, I have decided to depart from Sony, which has been a part of my life for the past 35 years. I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all our employees and stakeholders who have supported me throughout this journey."

Yoshi's Crafted World Review Roundup

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Over the Nintendo Switch's two year life so far, owners of the hybrid device have been spoiled with a number of great platformers, with Super Mario Odyssey, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and more all gracing the console. Now, Switch owners get another new platforming game with Yoshi's Crafted World--but can it live up to its peers on the system?

In our Yoshi's Crafted World review, critic Kallie Plagge says the game is a worthy addition to the Switch catalog, awarding it an 8/10. You can take a take a glimpse at more reviews below, or check out the full picture on the game's critical reception on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

"Yoshi's Crafted World is at its best when it's relaxing and pleasant. The 2D-to-3D level design keeps you curious while the go-at-your-own-pace approach keeps the pressure off and leaves you to appreciate the small, imaginative details. Its most interesting ideas never evolve past their first introductions and are frequently confined to one or two levels, but individually, those levels both reward your curiosity and your willingness to slow down and look at what's around you--and it's those simple pleasures that provide the most joy." -- Kallie Plagge [Full review]

Xenoblade Dev Hiring For New Legend Of Zelda Project

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Monolith Soft, the developer of Xenoblade Chronicles series, is working on a new Legend of Zelda title. The studio's website is putting the call out for developers to join the project, and recruiting for programmers, designers, and artists, among other roles.

Although Monolith Soft is known primarily for its work on the Xenoblade Chronicles titles, it is no stranger to Zelda. The studio previously co-developed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and, more recently, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, where it no doubt leveraged its expertise in creating vast open-worlds that players can explore.

It's unclear what this new game is, at this stage, and whether it will fit the mould of Zelda games established by Breath of the Wild. However, Monolith Soft's involvement with the project does certainly suggest it could be another grand adventure in the same vein of Breath of the Wild.

Journey To The Savage Planet Is A Strange Sci-Fi Satire Of Late-Stage Capitalism

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Journey To The Savage Planet Is A Strange Sci-Fi Satire Of Late-Stage Capitalism

Revealed at The Game Awards 2018, Journey to the Savage Planet takes a decidedly more strange and self-aware approach to the premise of the lone space adventurer exploring a distant world. Instead of seeking knowledge and charting new areas of the universe for the betterment of humanity, it's your job as an interstellar adventurer to make way for the inevitable push of capitalism by prepping the planet for your employer--a mid-tier corporation that has an endless flow of products to sell.

We spent some time with Journey to the Savage Planet during GDC 2019 and spoke with Typhoon Studios co-founder and creative director Alex Hutchinson about the developer's approach to the familiar premise, why he's proud the game features no procedurally generated content, and how players will always be within reach of consumerist tendencies, even in the furthest reaches of space.

Angelina Jolie Reportedly In Talks To Join The MCU Movie The Eternals

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The MCU will look like after Avengers: Endgame is still a little mysterious. Marvel has, unsurprisingly, been closely guarding the details of just how the final fight with Thanos is going to shake out, and what the landscape of our favorite live action superheroes will look like when the dust (haha, get it?) settles.

But we do have a slate of upcoming films announced with directors attached--among them, The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao. As reported by THR, the film is apparently in talks with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie for the role, though no specific details are available at this time.

The Eternals are one of Marvel's more esoteric comic book properties. Created by the legendary Jack Kirby in the mid '70s, they're not a property with much name recognition. Still, over their fourty-plus year publication history, the Eternals have grown into a vibrant and complex corner of the Marvel Universe that weaves real world mythology into high flying pulp action.

Pokemon Go April Community Day Announced

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Pokemon Go April Community Day Announced

Now that March is just about behind us, Niantic has shared the first details for April's Pokemon Go Community Day. The monthly event is scheduled to return on Saturday, April 13, and this time around, it'll feature a rare Dragon Pokemon: Bagon.

All throughout the Community Day, Bagon will appear in the wild in greater numbers than it normally does, making it much easier to add some to your collection. Considering that Niantic typically introduces the Shiny form of that month's featured Pokemon during each Community Day, you'll also presumably have your first chance to catch a Shiny Bagon during this month's event.

Bagon is the base form of the powerful Dragon/Flying Pokemon Salamence, so you'll want to catch as many as you can during April's Community Day. If you manage to evolve any into Salamence up to an hour after the event ends, it will also learn an exclusive move, although Niantic hasn't revealed what that will be just yet.