PlayStation Network is currently suffering connectivity issues

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PlayStation Network is currently suffering connectivity issues

Sony’s PlayStation Network is currently experiencing some issues with account management, gaming and social features, although details are scant about how many people are affected or when the problems will be fixed.

The only notice of the issues was a tweet that pointed players toward the official site for checking the availability.

Xbox One can run Crysis, starting today

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Xbox One can run Crysis, starting today

Crysis is now playable on the Xbox One, along with sequels Crysis 2 and Crysis 3. News comes courtesy of Microsoft spokesperson Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb today on Twitter.

Crytek’s flagship first-person shooter franchise was famously the benchmark for PC gaming when it launched in 2007. The game dropped just two years into the life cycle of the Xbox 360, leading to jeers from die-hard PC enthusiasts, who asked, “Yeah, but can it run Crysis?” The Xbox 360 port was finally released in October 2011.

Pokémon Go already has fourth-gen region exclusives

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Pokémon Go already has fourth-gen region exclusives

The fourth generation of Pokémon has started to appear in Pokémon Go, which means there’s a reason to go out into the wild again. Just don’t expect to be able to catch everything currently available from the Sinnoh region without some traveling, because there are already new region-exclusive Pokémon in the wild.

The Silph Road community is crowdsourcing data on which gen-four Pokémon players have found and where, and three stand out as the rarest thus far. Carnivine, Chatot and Pachirisu — inspired by a Venus flytrap, a talking parakeet and a squirrel, respectively — can only be found in specific areas worldwide, according to early reports.

5 things to know about Destiny 2 patch 2.0.4

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5 things to know about Destiny 2 patch 2.0.4

It’s Halloween time in Destinyland, and it’s time to celebrate with all sorts of fun new items and activities. With Festival of the Lost comes Destiny 2 patch 2.0.4. While the name may not be too appealing, it comes with quite a few welcome changes to the game.

So before you log in today, here are the five things you need to know about Destiny 2’s new patch. For a complete list of patch notes, check out the post on Bungie’s website.

Discord Store now in beta, includes free games for Nitro users

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Discord Store now in beta, includes free games for Nitro users

Discord officially launched the beta of its new store, which the company announced back in August, in every region today.

The Discord Store is open to all users and has games from a variety of publishers. According to the company, the store is set to focus on providing users less with an endless set of games to choose from and more with a curated library of selections like Celeste, Frostpunk, Into the Breach and Dead Cells. This will go along with a recommendations feature that will help players find out what their friends are playing or what Discord’s own team is interested in. Also coming to the store are a few games that are “First on Discord,” meaning that they’ll release exclusively to the Discord Store for a certain time.

Sony says it’s fixed PSN messages bug crashing PS4s

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Sony says it’s fixed PSN messages bug crashing PS4s

Sony Interactive Entertainment has addressed a bug in the PlayStation Network’s messaging system that caused PlayStation 4 consoles to crash over the weekend, according to the company.

In a response on Twitter, Sony’s Ask PlayStation UK account said, “We’ve since fixed the issue, and it wasn’t bricking consoles, just sending them into a crash loop that can be quickly fixed in under 5 minutes. Delete the message on the PS mobile app, go into Safe Mode, use Option 5, console back to normal.”

Spider-Man’s first DLC adds more story next week

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Spider-Man’s first DLC adds more story next week

A new storyline for Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 launches next week, kicking off a series of story-based downloadable content for the game. Alongside The Heist, the first chapter in the three-part The City That Never Sleeps DLC, Insomniac Games is adding three additional Spidey suits and even a New Game Plus mode.

The Heist stars Black Cat, one of the most classic characters from the Spider-Man comics. Not only is the-woman-otherwise-known-as Felicia Hardy one of Spidey’s greatest ... frenemies, she’s also Peter Parker’s ex — so look forward to some more relationship drama. A teaser above hints at what’s to come from the beginning of this storyline.

Fortnite patch v6.10 change list

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Fortnite patch v6.10 change list

Fortnite’s newest patch (version 6.10) is here and there are a few standout additions to the game this time around.

The first change players are likely to notice is the addition of the new quadcrasher, a four-wheeled ATV that looks like it will tear across the map. While other vehicles in Fortnite have tended toward slower movement, like the shopping cart and the golf cart, the quadcrasher can help you and a teammate get across the map in a hurry.

Battlefield 5 single-player story trailer travels the world during World War II

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Battlefield 5 single-player story trailer travels the world during World War II

Electronic Arts and DICE revealed more about Battlefield 5’s War Stories, where the game’s single-player campaign will play out, in a new trailer today.

Battlefield 5’s War Stories will follow the anthology format that DICE employed in Battlefield 1, telling stories of the men and women who fought in World War II’s globe-spanning theaters of war. Back in June, DICE revealed the first of those stories, “Nordlys,” which takes place in 1943 during the German occupation of Norway and focuses on a young resistance fighter. In addition to Norway, DICE promised War Stories set in the North African desert and “several other locations.”

Rockstar responds to blowback over Red Dead Redemption 2 team’s ‘100-hour’ work weeks

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Rockstar responds to blowback over Red Dead Redemption 2 team’s ‘100-hour’ work weeks

Rockstar Games renewed the ongoing conversation of game industry crunch after co-founder Dan Houser suggested in a New York Magazine interview that the development team worked multiple 100-hour weeks on Red Dead Redemption 2. In response to the backlash, Houser sought to clarify his comments, although those concerned about crunch at the studio may not be satisfied.

New York Magazine’s story about the making of Rockstar’s new Red Dead noted that writing and edits on the game’s script were “immense,” with Houser explaining, “We were working 100-hour weeks” earlier this year.