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Spider-Man PS4 Behind the Scenes – Action Sequence Breakdown August 28, 2018

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In a surprising move, Marvel’s official YouTube channel published this behind the scenes video on the upcoming Spider-Man game. This particular focuses on what goes into making an in-game cutscene. Most of the video focuses on what went into making the climatic final scene from the E3 2018 demo, but the procedures they describe could apply to almost any in-game cutscene. It’s great to know that the games industry is on the cutting edge of filmmaking.

While the video is short it is really well made. I’d love to see more of these BTS videos on the lead up to the game’s release.

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively to the PS4.

Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase Summer 2018 August 28, 2018

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Nintendo calls the independently produced titles on their platform Nindies. The digital marketplace on the Switch has been going wild with a ton of new independent titles and many more are on the way. What’s coming? Well, take it away, Kurt!

Pokemon World Championships 2018 Video August 28, 2018

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This past weekend, the Pokémon World Championships were held in Nashville, TN. In that event, the best Pokémon trainers from the TCG and video games battled to be the very best like no one ever was. There were ups and downs, huge surprises, and at the end

For those of you who missed any part of the three-day event, I’m happy to say it has currently been archived on the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel. If you want to see it for yourselves, just give it a watch!

Spider-Man PS4 DLC Release Dates August 28, 2018

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We’ve known for a while that Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 will get three post-release single-player DLC that will extend the game’s story past what we will see in the finished retail game. It’s called “The City that Never Sleeps” and it will be included at no additional cost in the retail Collector’s Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. We’ve known since San Diego Comic Con 2018 the first part of the DLC will revolve around the Spider-Man villain Black Cat. Today, we have all the details and the release schedule for all three of the DLC missions!

Episode 1, The Heist will release October 23rd, 2018. That’s slightly short of two months after the retail game releases. Episode 2, Turf Wars, will be released in November 2018. Episode 3, Silver Lining, is expected to release in December 2018. Each episode will cost $9.99 individually, or $24.99 for all three episodes. If you’ve already preordered the retail Collector’s Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition offered on the PlayStation Store, the entire “City that Never Sleeps” DLC is included with your purchase and you will get the DLC missions for free as soon as they are released.

You can read all the official details about the news here. Insomniac has mentioned earlier that “The City that Never Sleeps” DLC will also include access to exclusive playable costumes you won’t be able to obtain in the regular game. They will become unlockable as you progress through the DLC.

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection 4K Patch Released August 28, 2018

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It’s been several hundred days since the last time Halo: The Master Chief Collection received an official update of any sort. Today, Microsoft and 343 Industries just released a MASSIVE patch for the game. Among the fixes and tweaks included in the patch is the long-awaited 4K update, making the game 4K native on the Xbox One X.

This is no minor software update. Even if you’ve previously installed the most recent version of the game, updating the game on the Xbox One X requires a 73.70 GB download. My advice is to shut off your console’s auto shutdown mode and start the download as soon as possible.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is out now exclusively on the Xbox One.

Things to Watch While Waiting for Spider-Man PS4 – Part 1 August 28, 2018

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We’re days away from the release of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 and we have been going stir crazy in anticipation for its launch. If you’re like me and you’re planning to play it at its midnight launch, the time you’re spending counting down for that clock to strike twelve must be agony. So if you’re a fan of Spidey, how do you pass the time? Well, we’ve spent a lot of time scouring the internet looking for the best independently produced Spider-Man videos, and we’ve found a lot of great ones.

First off, we’re going to be featuring the work of Linkara. Host of Atop The Fourth Wall, Linkara has kept an incredible comic review series going for years. Most of the time he reviews horrible comics, but every once in a while he’ll feature a great comic or talk about the history of a classic franchise. Each year, he’s agreed to look at a new Spider-Man comic, and we’re going to feature some of our favorites.

First off, we’re going to highlight his review of The Greatest Responsibility. The reason I like this review is because it’s for a comic that is just the epitome of the 90s. There are so many stories from that time that centered around this new concept of Virtual Realty (VR) written by writers with barely any understanding of the actual technology.

Next up is a review he did for a mini-series that took place during the Clone Wars, Planet of the Symbiotes. In it, Spider-Man, Ben Reilly and Venom travel to Venom’s home planet to try to avert a full invasion of earth.

Those are some of our favorite reviews but I know you’re going to want to see his review of One More Day. If you really want to see his review of One More Day, go here.

Next up I want to highlight the work of comic reviewer StorytellerSKJ and his series Unrepentant Geeking. I first became familiar with his channel when he posted a review of the six-issue Spider-Man miniseries, Sins Past. It is considered to this day to be one of the worst Spider-Man stories ever written, it’s artwork has endured as memes and despite its out of character plot twist that was meant to have a huge impact on canon, as of the time that video was posted the twist’s enduring consequences have been mostly ignored by the main Spider-Man mythos.

He really does go quite mad while reviewing this awful storyline, but I cannot stress how great it is to hear his analysis of why Sins Past was a failure at nearly every level. It clocks in at nearly two hours to watch in total, but you’ll be hanging on it every moment.

Next up, we are going to take a closer look behind the scenes of the Spider-Man movies. While most people remember the first time Spider-Man appeared in the incredible 2002 film Spider-Man, most people don’t know how difficult it was to get that film on the screen, or all the studio interference that happened after the films started coming out.

Anyone interested in behind the scenes news about films and filmmaking should immediately check out the YouTube Channel Midnight’s Edge. They’re a fantastic source for news and analysis on upcoming films. I first became aware of them while they were covering the production of the atrocious Josh Trank directed Fant4stic (which they pronounced “fant four stick”), and stuck with the channel after that story wrapped. They’re huge fans of the genre and have covered a multitude of subjects ranging from The Phantom to the ongoing issues with the Star Trek license.

In this three-part video series, they covered the entire saga of bring Spider-Man to film. The first part involves the early plans and false starts that took place before the events of the 2002 film. Part two covers the development drama behind all the Spider-Man films Sony has released to date, and the third part covers the missteps Sony was planning to take trying to build their own Spider-Man cinematic saga. It’s a great watch and I recommend grabbing some popcorn before settling down to watch it in one go.

Even after watching this three-part video series, I still have pretty high hopes for the upcoming Sony film Into the Spider-Verse, despite the fact that Sony still won’t release their trailers on YouTube in 4K.

I just realized I spent a lot of this article devoting time to highlighting videos that showcase the worst of Spider-Man. Normally I would not have done that if the videos I featured weren’t so darn entertaining. Let’s focus on some of the positive next time shall we?

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively to the PS4.

Spider-Man PS4 – Relationships Trailer August 28, 2018

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Unlike previous times when a Just the Facts trailer was released for Spider-Man on the PS4, we waited an extra day to post this up so we wouldn’t have to use a video embed of sub-par quality. Now, the final video from the Just the Facts series has been posted. Sadly, we don’t see a lot of new content in this trailer, but listening to Peter and J Jonah’s banter is great as always. Check it out below.

I’m still reading the prequel novel, and I’ve noticed the rules regarding the timeline of this Spider-Verse are different than that of the 616 comic universe, but does the fact Peter mentions Ben Reilly (and the unlockable Scarlet Spider costume) mean that the Clone Saga has happened?

Spider-Man is coming September 7th, 2018 exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

The First Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Footage August 28, 2018

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CD Projekt Red has finally released the very first actual gameplay footage from the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 and they did not disappoint. Instead of releasing a short snippet of footage, the developers went all out and released a 48 minute long video…all in glorious 4K. If you even have the slightest interest in this game you need to check this video out on the biggest screen you have.

I’m a huge fan of the game Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines, and to me Cyberpunk 2077 feels like a successor to that title. There are very fantastical concepts being explored in the game but I feel the mature themes keeps it on the edge of reality. Hopefully we will see more soon!

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4.