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Smash Bros Director Masahiro Sakurai Played A Lot Of PlayStation 4 Games In 2019

Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has a reputation as a very hard worker. In 2019, however, it seems that he was able to find plenty of time to play other games.

Sakurai has tweeted about the recently released PlayStation infograph, which shows you how many PS4 games you played in the year, and which ones you played the most. Sakurai did not reveal his hour counts, but it turns out he played a lot of PS4 games in 2019.

Sakurai loaded up 242 PS4 games throughout the year, and the tweet ponders what the number would be if Switch and PC games were included as well. It’s an interesting insight into a developer who is heavily associated with Nintendo–it seems Sakurai is partial to PlayStation as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have a list of the games–we imagine a lot of them were fighting games.

Masahiro Sakurai has certainly more than earned the spare time he has outside of his continued work on Super Smash Bros Ultimate–the game is now the best-selling fighting game of all time, and the second-highest selling game on Switch. The final fighter of the game’s first DLC Fighter’s Pass was recently announced–it’s Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and they’re coming on January 28.

Between now and the end of 2021, Super Smash Bros Ultimate will receive six additional fighters, so work on the game is ongoing.

Source: GameSpot.com

Halo Co-Creator’s New FPS Launches Multiplayer Beta Soon, Here’s How To Sign Up

Disintegration, the new FPS from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and his studio V1 Interactive, will launch its first multiplayer beta on January 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

This is a closed beta, so you will need to be chosen to participate. You can sign up for a chance to get into the beta here on the Disintegration website.

The Disintegration beta will feature two modes and maps, as well as seven different “Crews,” which are different character roles featuring unique loadouts. The main hook of Disintegration’s multiplayer is its “Gravcycles,” which enable you to hover above the battlefield. While you’re shooting enemies mid-air, you’re also controlling ground units.

Check out the gameplay video above to get a closer look at at Disintegration’s multiplayer gameplay. The game also has a single-player campaign.

Joining Lehto at V1 Interactive is SOCOM director and co-creator Mike Gutmann. The studio is relatively small, as it describes itself as an indie outfit comprised of around 30 developers.

Disintegration is published by Private Division, the independent games label run by Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two. Private Division also published Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds and Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets’ new game, Ancestors.

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Destiny 2 Bastion Gravesite Guide: How To Find Reysk’s Grave

After a week of community-wide puzzle-solving, the maze-like Corridors of Time have finally been traversed in Destiny 2. Finding your way through the maze unlocks the Exotic quest for Bastion, a new Kinetic fusion rifle, fully two weeks early. You can wait until Tuesday to get the quest without the extra step of solving the Corridors of Time, but even if you skip the maze portion of the quest, you’ll still have to hunt down another secret.

That secret is a specific location on the Tangled Shore: a Fallen gravesite. It’s a bit out of the way and easy to miss. Here’s where you need to go to find the grave, which unlocks a new version of the Tangled Shore Strike known as The Hallowed Lair. If you need more info, check out our Bastion guide for a complete rundown on the Exotic quest.

Where To Find The Fallen Gravesite

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Head to the Tangled Shore and make your way to Four-Horned Gulch. Once there, you’re looking for the Trapper’s Cave Lost Sector, located in the middle of the area in a trench near its western side. Yo You won’t need to fully complete Trapper’s Cave to find what you’re looking for, but you’ll need to keep your eyes open to locate the gravesite.

Head Into Trapper’s Cave

Descend into Trapper’s Cave and make your way forward. You’ll first hit a group of sleeping Cabal War Beasts. Clear them out and keep moving into the next big room. You should find yourself at the top of a waterfall, with a bunch of Cabal Legionaries and Psions hanging out in the area below you.

Clear the enemies and drop down to the base of the waterfall. With the waterfall at your back, look to your left. You should see the smoky blue trail of Corrupted Ether swirling around the area, making a trail to the left wall of the room. Approach the spot, which is hidden a bit in shadow, and you’ll be prompted the check the gravesite.

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Interacting with the grave will give you a new step in the Bastion quest, awarding you the Altered Chief quest item. You’ll also trigger a Scorn ambush, so be careful not to get yourself blown up while you’re investigating the grave. Once you have what you need, you’re clear to leave Trapper’s Cave without moving on to complete the Lost Sector if you so choose.

Return To Saint-14

Once you’ve found the gravesite, your next step is to head back to Saint-14 and show him what you’ve found. That’ll unlock a new version of The Hallowed Lair on your Director, titled “The Hallowed Lair, Memento.” Head into the Strike and complete it to finish the Bastion quest. Check out our full Bastion guide and our Corridors of Time guide to make sure you complete all the steps, gather all the rewards, and unlock all the story for the Bastion quest.

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Dying Light 2 Delayed Indefinitely, Dev Confirms

Techland has confirmed that Dying Light 2 has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled to land in Spring 2020, but the studio has officially pushed the Dying Light sequel indefinitely for the time being.

The developer tweeted out a statement, saying it needs more time on the project. “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision,” Techland wrote. “We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back as soon as we have more information.

“We apologize for this unwelcome news. Our priority is to deliver an experience that lives up to our own high standards and to the expectations of you, the fans.”

Techland has not announced a new release date for Dying Light 2. However, the game is still expected to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Dying Light 2’s delay follows a week of game delays for some of the year’s most anticipated projects. Square Enix confirmed delays for both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel’s Avengers, while RPG studio CD Projekt Red announced a significant delay for Cyberpunk 2077, which will now launch this September.

Source: GameSpot.com

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Outlines Its Content Roadmap, Including Platform Parity

The PC version of Monster Hunter: World will quickly catch up to its console counterparts in regards to new content, in-game events, and title updates. Capcom has shared a roadmap for the Iceborne expansion, outlining everything coming to the game over the next few months.

The exciting news for PC players is the fact that PC and console update schedules will finally sync up beginning in April. The PC version has lagged behind in this regard ever since it launched seven months after the initial console release back in January 2018. As such, content updates and in-game events occurred on a PC-specific schedule, with the belated PC release of Iceborne facing the same situation. This will be a thing of the past come April, as every platform is set to achieve update parity.

Before then, however, Capcom has a swathe of new content coming to both the PC and console versions of Monster Hunter: World. The Grand Appreciation Fest kicks off simultaneously across all platforms on January 24 to February 13, celebrating the game’s second anniversary with an opportunity for players to attain new layered armor and unique gear. February 6 sees the first title update for PC, which introduces the fearsome Rajang along with adding the Volcanic Region to the Guiding Lands endgame area. The limited-time event, Racoon City Collaboration, also arrives on PC in February, letting you craft Leon and Claire armor from Resident Evil 2. The Holiday Joy Fest event occurs in February for PC players, too, with yet more layered armor to earn.

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March 12 marks the release of the second title update on PC, introducing the Stygian Zinogre and Safi’jiiva to the game. The Guiding Lands will also be expanded even further with the addition of the Tundra Region. In April, PC players will be getting the console version’s March updates, as well as a third major title update. This will include two new monster variants, and Arch-Tempered and Master Rank versions of existing monsters, marking the point when both PC and console schedules sync up. After this, May sees the return of a fan-favorite monster, while new monsters and updates are planned for June and beyond.

Monster Hunter: World is far and away Capcom’s most successful game in history, surpassing 15 million copies shipped worldwide, while Iceborne itself has climbed to 4 million copies. Capcom is even working with Hollywood to produce a new Monster Hunter film starring Milla Jovovich coming this September.

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Gameplay Footage Emerges from PS5 Game Godfall

During last month’s Game Awards, Gearbox Software revealed that it will publish upcoming “looter-slasher” Godfall, which is being developed by Counterplay Studios. Set for release Holiday 2020, the third-person action-RPG is the first game officially confirmed for the PlayStation 5, Sony’s upcoming next-gen console–also set to arrive Holiday 2020.

A brief snippet of gameplay footage for Godfall has now leaked online. The small clip initially appeared on Reddit and appears to be taken from an internal trailer at Counterplay Games that was shown at the beginning of 2019. This could be the first six seconds of PS5 footage we’ve seen, or it might simply be captured from the PC version of the game. Either way, the use of flashy effects and impressive lighting certainly look the part, and it offers a hint of Godfall’s presumably weighty melee combat. You can watch the footage here.

The announcement trailer shown off during The Game Awards didn’t reveal much else about the upcoming next-gen title, but the developers have since let slip a few more details. Godfall takes place in a fantasy setting and sees you step into the shoes of a member of the exalted Knight’s Order, who are tasked with holding back the apocalypse. You can play the game solo or team up with groups of up to three players and battle across the realms of Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit, slashing through enemy combatants and gathering loot to create a formidable warrior.

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Destiny 2 Bastion Corridors Of Time Quest Guide: How To Get The Exotic Fusion Rifle

The Destiny 2 community has spent the last week figuring out a massive puzzle as part of a new secret quest that sent everyone back to the strange Corridors of Time. With that out of the way, a new Exotic quest has been unlocked–one that leads to a new Fusion Rifle called Bastion. Solving the puzzle allows you to advance the quest, and you can unlock the gun now with a little grinding, ahead of its scheduled release on January 28.

To get the gun, you’ll need to head to the Tangled Shore and complete a number of steps. None of them is particularly difficult. First, though, you’ll need to deal with the Corridors of Time. Here’s everything you need to do to get Bastion right now. It’s also worth noting that if you want to wait, Saint-14 will have the Bastion quest in his inventory starting with the weekly reset on January 21. That will allow you to safely skip the Corridors of Time portion of this guide–although you’ll miss out on a bit of story content if you do.

Solve The Corridors Of Time

Look for signposts near the doorways in the Corridors of Time to find the correct path through the maze. This one is referred to as the Diamond with Three Plants symbol.

First and foremost, you’ll need to finish the quest “Explore the Corridors of Time.” Visit Osiris to get the quest, then use the panel beside him at the Sundial to access the Corridors. There are a lot of things you can get in there, including lore and a special secret emblem. Check out our complete Corridors of Time guide to see how. You’ll want to grab all that stuff before you do your final run to complete the quest.

When you enter the Corridors, head through the first door to enter a room with five different exits. Each one has a signpost beside it with a symbol. To finish “Explore the Corridors of Time,” you’ll need to go through the doors in a specific order to reach the Timelost Vault. This is the puzzle the Destiny 2 community has been working on for the last week, and all that effort has revealed a 30-symbol code that will lead you through the maze.

Go through the doors in this order to finish the quest:

  1. Clover
  2. Diamond with three plants
  3. Snake
  4. Clover
  5. Plus sign
  6. Plus sign
  7. Interlocking hexagon
  8. Interlocking hexagon
  9. Interlocking hexagon
  10. Plus
  11. Diamond
  12. Plus
  13. Snake
  14. Diamond
  15. Clover
  16. Snake
  17. Plus
  18. Plus
  19. Snake
  20. Snake
  21. Hexagon
  22. Diamond
  23. Clover
  24. Plus
  25. Diamond
  26. Hexagon
  27. Hexagon
  28. Diamond
  29. Plus
  30. Diamond

Once you reach the Vault, access it and listen to Saint-14’s dialog to receive an item called a Chronometric Core. Return to Saint-14 to turn in the core and receive the next step of the quest, “A False Refraction.”

Visit the tomb in the Timelost Vault for a bit of dialogue from Saint-14, which suggests there’s more story to tell in the Season of Dawn.

Note that you’ll want to complete the “Explore the Corridors of Time” quest on whatever character you previously completed the other Osiris quests on to save Saint-14. If you complete the Corridors on another character, try switching to the one that completed the previous quests, which should bring up “A False Refraction” in Saint-14’s vendor inventory.

A False Refraction

Next, head to the Tangled Shore. You’ll need to start by killing five Fallen Servitors and Captains to gain Fallen Intel. You should be able to find all five pretty quickly in the Thieves’ Landing area. After that, head to Spider for the next step, called “Memento.”

Backroom Brawl

With the Bastion quest in your inventory, you’ll face Aksiniks in The Empty Tank.

Speak to Spider and he’ll send you after a Fallen Captain called Aksiniks. You’ll find him in the Thieves’ Landing Lost Sector called The Empty Tank, which is right next to the Spider’s area. Head inside and clear the Lost Sector like usual; you’ll find Aksiniks in the arena near where you’d usually fight the Lost Sector boss.

With Aksiniks down, return to the Spider for the next step in the quest.

A Strong Arm

Now you’re on to the grinding portion of the quest. You’ll need to clear 10 of Spider’s bounties, while also killing 30 Challenging enemies and finishing eight Public Events on the Tangled Shore. Those should go pretty quickly. Both daily Spider bounties and his Wanted bounties work for this step, including those Wanted bounties that take you to other planets.

Rude Awakening

Now that you’ve raised some havoc, Spider will have gained the information you need about your next step. You’re looking for a gravesite hidden in the Trapper’s Cave Lost Sector, which is located in the Tangled Shore’s Four-Horn Gulch area. Head into the Lost Sector and continue until you hit the room with the waterfall, which is filled with Cabal Legionaries and Psions. Clear the room and drop down to the bottom of the waterfall, then turn left and face the wall.

Look for blue Corrupted Ether in Trapper’s Cave–it marks the final resting place of the Fallen Captain Reysk and the gravesite for which you’re searching.

You should see a gassy blue Ether trail leading to the gravesite. Interact with it to get the next step in the quest, but be careful–you’ve just triggered a Scorn ambush.

Altered Chief

Your final hurdle is Defiled Reysk, a Major Scorn Chieftain who shows up during your final fight with the Fanatic.

With the Altered Chief item in hand, you’re ready to track down the Scorn Chieftain you’ve been hunting this whole time, and the weapon he took from Saint-14. Check the Tangled Shore map in the Director and you should see a new version of the Strike called The Hallowed Lair, marked “The Hallowed Lair, Memento.” That’s your next destination.

You’ll find the Memento version of The Hallowed Lair is pretty much identical to the regular version of the Strike, with one key difference. In the final battle with the Fanatic, look for an Elite Scorn Chieftain enemy named Defiled Reysk, The Waning Light. Kill him and complete the Strike to get the last step in the quest. Return to Saint-14 and claim your Bastion.

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Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — January 19-25, 2020

As January rolls on, it brings us new adventures, more content for some big titles, and the chance to revisit some previous releases. The Pokemon-inspired MMO Temtem is full of creatures to collect, while The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is full of zombies to gun down. You can also jump back into Kingdom Hearts 3 with the Re:Mind expansion. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD is getting an updated Nintendo Switch port, while the dystopia adventure game Mosaic makes its console debut.

Temtem — January 21

Available on: PC

At first glance, you might think Temtem is related to Pokemon Sword & Shield. Well, the Pokemon series is developer Crema’s chief inspiration. But there are some key differences: chiefly, Temtem is an MMO. That means you can explore the archipelago, catch creatures, and throw down in 2v2 battles with friends. Those battles involve a elemental strengths and weaknesses, yes, but Temtems can also synergize for deeper strategies.

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Kingdom Hearts III – Re:Mind — January 23

Available on: PS4

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Re:Mind brings more of what you love about Kingdom Hearts to the latest game, with more boss fights, story content, and two new Keyblades for Sora to wield: Oblivion and Oathkeeper. It focuses on his search for Kairi in the Keyblade Graveyard, but Kairi herself is also playable. Re:Mind also brings back Final Fantasy favorites like Aerith, Yuffie, and Leon.

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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD — January 23

Available on: Switch

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The Oddworld series is, well, odd. The titular stranger wields a crossbow that fires tiny creatures as ammo, letting you take down enemies with unique effects. This Nintendo Switch port lets you do that with new gyro controls. The Stranger himself is a bounty hunter who can leap and climb around the environment, and there’s plenty of platforming to be had here too.

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Mosaic — January 23

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch

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Mosaic is set in a dreadful world: a sprawling, depressing city with lifeless people just going through their daily routines. The game tasks you with breaking out of this dystopia, going on a journey to overcome your urban isolationism. That sounds abstract, I know, but at least there’s a fun saxophone player in the trailer.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners — January 23

Available on: PC

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What’s an episode of New Releases without a virtual reality game? Saints and Sinners is set in a flooded New Orleans, where you’ll have to scavenge for supplies, make tough decisions, and meet with various factions if you want to survive. There’s also a secret hidden in the city that just might put a stop to this whole zombie plague thing too.

There’s still another batch of hot January games in the oven. Next week, New Releases will bite into Journey to the Savage Planet and the long-awaited final episode of Kentucky Route Zero.

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Guilty Gear Strive Is Coming To Arcades–In Japan, At Least

Guilty Gear Strive has been confirmed for PlayStation 4, but if you’re in Japan, you’ll also have the option of playing it in an arcade. The arcade release of the game was reported on Arc System Works’ website, and was picked up on and translated by Gematsu.

While it’s possible that the cabinets will make their way outside of the country, they’re bound to be rare–arcades are still fairly common in Tokyo and other areas of Japan. For most players, the PlayStation 4 version will remain the most accessible.

A new trailer for Faust, a returning character first seen in the game’s name announcement trailer, has also been revealed. You can watch it below.

A demo of the arcade version will be playable at Japan Amusement Expo 2020 in February; otherwise, a closed beta of the game is coming later this year, although details have not been announced yet.

The new Guilty Gear has been described by the game’s general director as “a full-frontal confrontation with the essence of the fighting game genre.”

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This Xbox Adaptive Controller Mod Makes It Nintendo Switch Compatible

The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been an important step for making games more accessible, but it’s had an obvious downside–it’s only compatible with Xbox. However, one man has found a way to change this, customizing an Xbox Adaptive Controller to work on Switch for his daughter.

Rory Steel, head of the Digital Jersey Academy, tweeted out a video of his daughter playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch using a heavily customized Xbox Adaptive Controller. There’s a lot of cables involved, and he says that this is only the first version, with further iterations to come. But it all works, and his daughter is clearly very pleased.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shared the tweet as well, calling it “incredible.” Steel posted an in-progress photo earlier, too, showing how much wire work was involved. He completed the project in a single weekend.

Microsoft said back at E3 2018 that it would love to see the controller working on PS4 and Switch, and while official support has not come, it looks like it’s technically possible on Switch at least.

Source: GameSpot.com