The original Crysis is getting remastered

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The original Crysis is getting remastered

The original Crysis is coming to modern platforms — Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One — in remastered form. Details of the re-release known as Crysis Remastered leaked on Thursday via the game’s official website, spotted by Twitter user Robotbrush. A teaser trailer was later tweeted by one of Intel’s Twitter accounts, but quickly pulled.

Crysis Remastered will bring new graphic features, high-quality textures, and ray tracing to the original game, according to details from the official site. A release date was not revealed. Original publisher Electronic Arts does not appear to be involved in the re-release. We’ve reached out to Crytek representatives for more details.

Report: Sony making fewer PS5s, ‘struggling’ with price

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Report: Sony making fewer PS5s, ‘struggling’ with price

Sony will make only 5 to 6 million PlayStation 5s in the new console’s first two quarters on sale, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, because the company is grappling with the price and availability of the PS5’s components.

The number is short of the 7.5 million PlayStation 4 systems that Sony sold from November 2013 to March 2014, Bloomberg noted. The company’s manufacturing partners were recently informed by Sony of the 5 to 6 million figure, which isn’t influenced by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Bloomberg said.

Germany’s big game convention will go digital in face of country’s public event ban

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Germany’s big game convention will go digital in face of country’s public event ban

German chancellor Angela Merkel announced plans for a “gradual and cautious loosening of stringent coronavirus measures,” the New York Times reported Wednesday, allowing some small businesses to reopen in the coming weeks. But the country’s ban on large public events has been extended, and that will mean a radical change for Germany’s massive gaming convention, Gamescom.

Gamescom draws more than 350,000 attendees annually to Cologne, Germany. This year’s event was scheduled to take place Aug. 25-29, but the country’s ban on public gatherings now extends to Aug. 31, ruling out a massive convention.

Valorant tournaments will have to censor the blood

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Valorant tournaments will have to censor the blood

On Wednesday afternoon Riot provided its first full update to the community on how Valorant esports are going to work. Rather than running official tournaments or a league, Riot will instead partner with third-parties to create tournaments and events. But the developer still has a few specific rules for the tournament organizers, including that blood effects have to be turned off during the tournament.

Inside Riot’s official tournament rules for organizers, there’s a section about broadcasting the game. One of the bullet points in this section says that the “Show Blood” option from the in-game menu has to be set to off. This doesn’t change anything about the game other than the fact that sparks explode from players when they’re shot instead of blood.

Pokémon Go is having an incense event, which you can play from home

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Pokémon Go is having an incense event, which you can play from home

Pokémon Go developer Niantic has made numerous efforts to make the mobile game playable while trainers are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to Remote Raid Passes and cheap bundles of PokéBalls, Niantic will soon hold a play-at-home event, powered by the game’s Incense item.

On Sunday, April 19, Pokémon Go will hold its inaugural Incense Day. Players will be able to purchase a three-pack of Incense for one PokéCoin from the in-game store. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Sentret will spawn, drawn to players’ Incense, which will last for an hour — double the standard length. (Hopefully, you still have some cheap Incense left over from the previous discounted bundle.)

Here’s why Riot has no plans for a Valorant esports league

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Here’s why Riot has no plans for a Valorant esports league

Riot has revealed the esports plans for its new tactical shooter Valorant, and it’s pretty minimalist. For now, Riot will let third-parties organize and run esports events, rather than taking over the duties itself, in hopes of letting the competitive community around Valorant grow naturally.

Riot Games was one of the first developers to see the value of taking professional competition in-house when it created the League Championship Series for League of Legends in 2013. The LCS is a year-long season that’s entirely run by Riot Games. A few years later, in 2017, Riot announced that it was adding franchising to the North American LCS, limiting the competition to a set number of teams that were specifically approved by Riot.

GTA Online fans log in for free money, get robbed blind by glitch instead

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GTA Online fans log in for free money, get robbed blind by glitch instead

Grand Theft Auto Online players who are logging in for money and loot are finding themselves with nothing to their virtual names.

A nasty bug appears to be getting rid of players’ luxury items. Players have suggested that they’re losing weapons, vehicles, and entire rental properties primarily PC, though there are errant reports on PS4, and Xbox One platforms as well. (It’s currently unclear if the missing objects are the result of the same glitch on all platforms.)

Days Gone, Gran Turismo Sport, and other PS4 games listed for PC on Amazon

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Days Gone, Gran Turismo Sport, and other PS4 games listed for PC on Amazon

PlayStation 4 games Days Gone and Gran Turismo Sport may be coming to PC. Amazon France just put up listings for both.

A Sony Interactive Entertainment representative tells Polygon that “The listings are not accurate,” noting they had also seen PC listings for Bloodborne and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. “We have made no announcements to bring these games to PC,” they said.

Games For Change 2020 festival goes online, still set for July

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Games For Change 2020 festival goes online, still set for July

Games for Change’s annual festival recognizing the development of empathetic, educational, and empowering games for social causes will move online this summer, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has indefinitely postponed almost all large public gatherings in the United States.

Additionally, the event is free for all attendees, Susanna Pollack, Games for Change’s president, said in an announcement Wednesday morning.

Valorant’s first hotfix addresses the game’s silliest bug

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Valorant’s first hotfix addresses the game’s silliest bug

Valorant’s closed beta has been out for about a week, and Riot Games is already making a few changes to its new tactical shooter. While the game hasn’t received a major patch just yet, the developer did release a hotfix on Wednesday morning to correct a few bugs, including a very silly glitch that let one character’s camera gadget shoot pistols.

The glitch was related to an Agent called Cypher. One of Cypher’s abilities is a camera that he can throw on a wall and use to keep an eye on that area of the map. The camera can even shoot a tracking dart that will mark the location of enemies it connects with. However, thanks to this bug, if you threw a pistol at the camera, it would catch it. If a camera had a pistol, it would shoot the gun instead of the tracking dart, making it lethal and incredibly funny.