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Detroit: Become Human has Finally Released

Detroit: Become Human is quite possibly the most popular game in recent months. It is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and it is the 10th PS4 exclusive to hit number 1 in the last twelve months.

The game was developed by Quantic Dream and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was only released a couple days ago, on May 25th, but it has already became the talk of the gaming community. The game has been praised for its ultra-realistic graphics and its excellent story telling. The game has been in development since at least 2012.

The game is about an android who has become deviant. He is taken down by the police with a trail of bullets and dumped off at a landfill full of broken androids. The android then proceeds to fix himself and leave. Eventually, the android, with the help from his fellow machines, finds his way to a safe haven for androids called Jericho. The rest of the game, without going into too much detail and providing spoilers, consists of the androids at Jericho struggling with a society that doesn’t accept them, even facing attack from government law enforcement agencies.

The game has been long awaited by fans. It was first announced in 2015 at a Sony press conference at Paris Games Week. It also appeared at E3 in 2016 and 2017, furthering raising the anticipation of fans. When anticipation of a game is so high, often it is a huge disappointment. Detroit: Become Human does not disappoint. The game received a 8 out of 10 on IGN, a 7 out of 10 on IGN, and an 8.5 out of 10 from EGM.

The FTC puts the Gaming Industry on Notice for “Do-Not-Remove” Stickers

The Federal Trade Commission sent out notices to six companies back in April. These notices called for “do not remove” sticker to be removed from gaming consoles and other electronics. These stickers usually void the warranty when removed, but the Federal Trade Commission has declared this illegal. Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Hyundai, HTC, and Asus are the companies who are being forced to remove their “do not remove” stickers.

The notices were issued on April 9th, and all companies have been given 30 days to change their warranty policy.

The Federal Trade Commission, with the issuing of these documents, believes that these companies are in violation of the 1975 Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act says that companies who charge more than five dollars for a product may not place restrictions self repair restrictions on machines that a warranty is offered for. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act only applies to consumer goods and is not a restriction upon any devices used for business purposes.

For years, game consoles from Sony and Microsoft have been telling consumers that they cannot work on their own consoles. In fear of the warranty being expelled consumers obeyed. Now, with the shipment of these notices, consumers are open to work on their own machines.

With the changes being forced upon the gaming and mobile phone industries, we may see class action lawsuits in the future. Any company that doesn’t comply to the notice is subject to fines, possibly for every device they sell past the cut-off date. Even though the notice has just went out, console manufacturers and cell phone creators have been in violation of this 1975 law since they began production. Everyone will have to wait and see what more comes from this FTC ruling.

Mysterious New Atari VCS Console Available for Pre-Order Soon

The brand new Atari VCS console is on the way and avid gamers can pre-purchase one soon, although details still remain scarce as to what all the new console will feature. The consoles won’t actually be in use for about a year and so far nobody seems to know which modern video games might end up being available for the new system.

What’s known so far is that Atari will launch an Indiegogo campaign at the end of the month and will give customers the ability to lock in a pre-order to get the console in the future. There will be a $199 price available for “early bird adopters,” with a $300 price tag for the later release. The early birds can secure their console for just $199 but will be waiting for a year to receive the system. There will be an Onyx black variant version released as well as a “Collector’s Edition” woodgrain model. The design of the new gaming system is similar to that of the classic Atari 2600.

This particular gaming system was previously dubbed as the “Ataribox” and thought to be a console capable of only playing older Atari classic games. However, it appears the Atari VCS will try to become a competitor to the latest modern gaming systems based on its previously-announced technical specifications. These specs seem in-line with other popular systems on the market in terms of what it can handle for graphics, storage, and connectivity. The new game console will also feature a Linux operating system, allowing for installation of additional apps by users. These might include apps for streaming content, music playback, and web browsers, similar to other gaming systems.

A Forbes report indicated that the new VCS is set to launch with “100 classic games.” There will also be new modern titles that the company will announce at a later date, leaving it a mystery as to exactly which titles might arrive for the new platform. The new Atari game console won’t ship for a year, giving plenty of time for the company to partner with popular game makers ahead of the official product release to consumers.

It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Sea of Thieves is one of XBOX’s latest gaming hits. It offers a versatile open-world player experience. Explore the vast oceans with friends, or sail all by thy lonesome. Live the pirate life you’ve dreamed about since you were a kid. Spend the day solving riddles or fighting for gold on the open seas.

This wide virtual world offers adventure for any type of pirate. With XBOX Live Gold, you and your friends can play Sea of Thieves together. Set sail on the deep blue ocean and find another ship worthy of your plundering. Ships are loaded with cannons and weapons to make it interesting. Battle other pirate ships to gather as much booty as possible!

Swashbuckling pirates will enjoy the diverse and personal combat experience. Players can fight against other players as well as computer characters. The computer characters come in the form of a scary skeleton. They’re usually located on islands with the most treasure to hold, but they roam the rest of the map as well. Wild animals are also found on islands and can be used for supplies.

Sail on to uncharted waters with your mates. Dive into Davy Jones’ locker and find abandoned shipwrecks to explore. You never know, they may contain something your ship needs for repairs. Master the art of solving riddles to uncover where x marks the spot. There’s treasure waiting! If you aren’t the riddle type, then scope the seas for your next ship to conquer for treasure. However, be careful because some treasures contain terrible curses that can sink your beloved ship.

This game is a blast. It’s a great game to play co-op with friends, or just to entertain yourself for an evening. It’s only available on XBOX. Sea of Thieves is constantly receiving updates, so look for amazing improvements in the game’s future.

Players can choose to fight each other or to join one another’s ranks. It’s all about where the adventure takes you. This fantastical world of myths and monsters will deliver you to another time and place. Drink up me hearties, yo ho!

God of War is Now the Fastest Selling PS4 Exclusive in History

In a world where most high-selling video games are multiplayer experiences, Sony has been a god-send to singer player gamers. Games such as The Last of Us, Uncharted, and God of War have made sure single-player gamers stick to Sony’s gaming consoles. Sony has hit another milestone with the release of God of War. God of War has sold 3.1 million copies, making it the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive of all time.

God of War is one of Sony’s most profitable franchises. Gamers take on the role of Kratos, who became the god of war after killing Aries. In previous God of War games, Kratos was on a murder-spree, killing the gods who he thinks have wronged him for so many years.

The newest edition of God of War is a reboot of sorts, resetting the number of the series to zero and changing the setting. The game series have shifted from Greek mythology to Norse mythology. Another major difference in the new God of War game is Kratos’s companion, his son.

The fact that Kratos’s son is along for the journey creates an incredible narrative. As fans of the series know, Kratos’s original killing spree started after the death of his daughter. The involvement of Kratos’s child makes for an anxiety filled narrative. Anytime Kratos’s son is in danger, it creates a scenario where the gamer is sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting for Kratos to loose his cool should his kid come to harm.

God of War is available in stores now, should you wish to see this incredible story for yourself. As previously mentioned, the game is exclusively available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

‘Yakuza 6’ Is Filled with Amazing Action

There has been a serious lack of exciting action titles to come out recently. However, Sega has put an end to that. They have recently released the latest installment of one of their most popular series. “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life” combines all of the elements that has made the series stand the test of time. Millions of people have followed the saga of a Japanese organized crime family as it struggles to avoid being destroyed by police and betrayal from within. The graphics are the most stunning of the series so far. That is truly saying something because some of the previous installments have been very beautiful to look at.

One of the best things about “Yakuza 6” is the fact that the story is not a continuation of the stories from any of the previous games. Therefore, a person who is not familiar with the rest of the series can play this game and enjoy it without having to be an expert on the rest of the series. There are plenty of shocking plot twists. The writers of this games have made the story just as satisfying and unpredictable as any of the earlier installments. Players will not be able to see what is coming next. This has always been one of the things that has made the “Yakuza” series so satisfying and addictive.

There is no question that Sega has another winner on their hands with this game. “Yakuza 6” will deliver all of the fun and excitement that fans of the series are looking for. This game is a return to form for Sega. The company has not released many outstanding titles over the past several years. Their games have all lacked the flair of the classic games that helped Sega to build its reputation over the years. “Yakuza 6” has officially set Sega down the right path once again. They need to keep making games at this level of quality.

‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ Delivers the Goods

You need look no further if you have been trying to find a solid fighting game with some impressive visuals. There are obviously a lot of fighting games on the market. Some of these are much better than others. The quality of fighting games can be a bit all over the place. Therefore, it is always worth rejoicing when a truly great fighting game comes along. Ninja Theory is the company that developed ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ for the Xbox One, personal computer and PS4. This is a game that is going to have plenty of people talking for a very long time to come.

This game has everything that fighting game fanatics look for and so much more. Let’s start with the graphics. They are some of the best that have ever been seen in a game in this genre. The color pallet that is used is truly remarkable. You can see the enormous amount of time and skill that went into the design of this brilliant game. The sound is also something that should not be overlooked. The wide variety of sounds used in this game is very unusual. You will feel that you are actually walking through a forest as you hear your feet stepping on crackling dead leaves. These are some of the small details that make gamers smile.

The story of the game is also interesting and quite compelling. It deals with mental illness. However, the way that this issue is handled in the game might surprise people. It is done with respect and dignity. Players will quickly get immersed in the story. You will not be able to wait to find out how it ends. The payoff is very satisfying when you finally defeat this game. It is not a perfect game. The structure of some of the puzzles begins to repeat itself a bit. This is a very minor complaint. The rest of the game is thrilling and a joy to play.

‘Far Cry 5’ Lives up to High Expectations

Ubisoft has established itself as a publisher of very unique video games. The “Far Cry” series has been one of their most successful. There is a very good reason for this. The games that are in this series have a very high replay value. In other words, there are so many things to look at, explore and experience that playing these games just a single time is not nearly enough. “Far Cry 5” is the newest game in the series. It is just as good as the previous four. This is because the people who wrote and designed the game did not change their formula. They are simply giving people what they have come to expect. As long as they keep doing this, the series should be able to remain very popular.

“Far Cry 5” is a lot more difficult than the earlier games in the series. Some of the missions can only be completed if you are a very experienced gamer. Even if this is the case, it is still going to be a big challenge for you. To many people, this will be a huge positive. People these days do not want to spend their money on a game that will be too easy for them to beat. That will definitely not be a problem with this game. There are many things to like about this game. There is a special mode that allows you to hire people to help you out on your mission. The world that your character explores in this game is huge. Therefore, you will find an almost endless amount of options. There are so many different paths to take that it can get confusing at times.

It is very possible that there will be a sixth game in the series. This is because the end of the game is a cliffhanger that pretty much promises the story will be continued at some point. However, it will be a few years.

Star Citizen Reaches the Two Million Investor Mark

Players can be quite loyal and invested in their favorite games. The loyalty and devoted following to Star Citizen, however, seems overly-enthusiastic. Two million plays now rank among those invested in the game. What makes this number so staggering is the fact Star Citizen remains in development limbo. Interest in a game stuck in development, quite honestly, isn’t anything all that out of the ordinary. The situation with Star Citizen isn’t ordinary though. The game has been in development for 7 full years. That’s a long time for gamers to wait for Star Citizen, and even longer for them to remain interested. The interest is there, and the interest may be growing stronger by the day.

Star Citizen started out as a simple crowdfunding project. Chris Roberts serves as the main creator of the game. Since Roberts was involved with the classic game Wing Commander, it wasn’t too difficult to attract attention from gamers. Thanks in part to the promotional efforts by Cloud Imperium Games, the crowdfunding project never lost any momentum. Even after so many years have passed, gamers continue to support the development of the project. Currently, the total amassed for Star Citizen sits at over $180 million. Hopefully, the sum will one day lead to an actually finished and released game.

The crowdfunded project may very well have taken on a life of its own. The extended number of years the game spent in development probably helped the project attain a somewhat dubious-but-beneficial status. If nothing else, the extended development period contributed to furthering publicity over a many-years duration. Gaming enthusiasts see their fellow gamers investing in the crowdfunding project, and they respond by investing as well.

Can the video game ever recoup the huge amount of money invested in its development? Star Citizen would need to be a massive hit. Hopefully, the two million investors will be eclipsed by many more millions of buyers.

‘God of War’ Video Game Is Getting Great Reviews

There have not been a lot of great video games being released recently. There are many big titles that are in development. However, they will not be released until late in 2018 or early 2019. The first highly anticipated title to debut in 2018 is “God of War” from Santa Monica Studio. This game is everything that fans hoped it would be and so much more. The graphics are absolutely stunning. The game play and story are beyond what many video game experts thought possible. The bad news is that “God of War” is only available on the PS4. There are no plans to release the game on other platforms any time soon. Therefore, people who own a Nintendo Switch or an Xbox will be left in the cold for the time being.

The game continues the story from previous “God of War” games. However, the character of Kratos has developed quite a bit over the years. He has now truly become one of the great video game characters in history. Playing this game is like playing a movie. The way that the characters move is so lifelike that you will often forget you are playing a game. One of the best things about this game is the diversity of the various levels. They are all completely different and have their own unique aspects. There is so much to see and do on each level that it will take you many hours to explore everything. It is not a surprise that this game was in development for the better part of five years. You can see all of the time and effort that the people at Santa Monica Studio put into it. It is truly a masterpiece.

Not surprisingly, the end of the game leaves open the possibility for a sequel. People who like fighting games that are set in ancient time periods are sure to love everything “God of War” has to offer them.