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iOS and tvOS 12.12 Released March 25, 2019

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A new system software update has just been released for various personal Apple devices following today’s Apple media event. The new update brings in support for upcoming Apple services when they become active. It also enables a new Siri feature so you’ll be able to watch video content from your personal device on a recent model Apple TV.

While this isn’t the biggest update we’ve seen for a personal device, it certainly isn’t small. On our testing, it weighed in at over 800MB. You can download it right now through iTunes or your device’s software update feature.

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Iron Man VR Announced March 25, 2019

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During Sony’s first State of Play event, they showcased some all new titles coming to the PSVR, one of which looks like it’ll make you say “I Am Iron Man”, even if you’re not a fan of Black Sabbath, Iron Man VR. Take a look!

I have hundreds of potential questions about this announcement. The Marvel gaming team that oversaw Spider-Man on PS4 is clearly involved in this game but we have no idea if it takes place in the Spider-Man GamerVerse. The armor and style appear to look ripped straight out of the MCU films. If we learn more about this game, we will keep you posted!

Iron Man VR is coming later this year to PSVR.

First Ever PlayStation State of Play Released March 25, 2019

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Sony looks like they intend to step on Nintendo’s toes by offering a special gaming show directly to their customers, State of Play. The new series offers some all-new game announcements, trailers, previews and more! Give it a watch!

All the games shown here are coming to the PlayStation 4.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Announced March 22, 2019

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Never in the span of my tenure running this website did I ever believe I would make the announcement I’m making right now. Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has just been announced.

Bloodlines was one of my favorite PC RPGs of all time. It was released in 2004 and its story, gameplay and atmosphere appealed to me immediately. Here was a game that presented a grounded vampire world where you could accomplish so much. The newest game will take place in Seattle and you will play a new fledgling vampire. Paradox promises it will be a direct sequel to the first game with all the gameplay intact. The trailer even hints at some of that gameplay. Heck, the writer from the first game is coming back to write the story for this game! We couldn’t be more excited about all the possibilities for this project!

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is coming Q1 2020 to PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Tales from IT – How PC Gaming Prepared me for IT March 20, 2019

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Welcome back to another Tales from IT. This is going to be a bit of a different kind of Tale in the fact we aren’t going to be discussing the events from one particular job, but instead talk about our history. Recently, I was asked to perform a task at work I had done tons of times before and I quipped about the first time I had ever done that particular task and why. I had done it because I wanted to play video games against my friends. I then realized I owed a lot to my gaming experiences, and since formal computer classes were never offered during my primary school education, gaming had taught me more useful life skills than anything I ever learned in school.

So where did my IT experiences come from, and how did it prepare me for a career? Watch below and find out.

Making of a Tomb Raider Documentary Released March 19, 2019

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The television-length documentary Making of a Tomb Raider, which we originally witnessed during its one night only cinematic release, has finally been released online and you can watch it right now.

The documentary isn’t as much about the making of the most recent Tomb Raider game, but instead about the trials and tribulations of professional athlete Clair Marie as she tries to replicate the things Lara Croft has done in the real world. How well do the games stack up to reality, and is Clair up to the challenge? Well you’ll have to watch the video and find out!

The documentary lacks the cinematic replay of the first two rebooted Tomb Raider games and the preview of the most recent title shown during the theatrical distribution, but those games are still out in stores and can be played on modern gaming systems.

Control – GDC 2019 Nvidia RTX Gameplay March 18, 2019

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Remedy’s Control has landed at GDC 2019 and Nvidia has used it as a big example of the new ray-tracing capabilities of their most power graphics cards. Sadly, this video isn’t in 4K, so there’s some limitation on how good this will look, but you will be able to notice the difference between the game’s RTX mode being on and off.

Hopefully we will have more gameplay videos for you guys as GDC goes on!

Control is coming later this year for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Days Gone – Preview Accolades Trailer March 18, 2019

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At E3 2017 we had the pleasure to preview Days Gone on the PS4. The game had a lot of promise and from the looks of it, the game has gotten better since then. It’ll be out next month, and the previews have already started. This new trailer includes some of the snippets from the recent previews, enjoy!

Days Gone is coming April 26th, 2019 exclusively to the PS4.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Coming to PC With Halo: Reach March 12, 2019

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Got some enormous news for you guys today! The Halo franchise has included some of the finest games that have ever been made, and now those games are coming to the PC through Steam and Games for Windows. Earlier today, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection is going to be ported to PC. Originally released on the Xbox One, The Master Chief Collection included all of the numbered Halo games from Halo: Combat Evolved through Halo 4.

The biggest news I can reveal about this version of the game is it will also include Halo 3: ODST (which is DLC on the Xbox One) AND Halo creator Bungie’s Final Halo game, Halo: Reach. Microsoft says they’re going to release the PC game in stages, with Halo: Reach coming to the PC first, and the rest of the games in the Halo series coming out in the order of their original release.

I can’t say how happy I am to read this announcement. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the enhancements that will be coming to The Master Chief Collection, and to play Halo: Reach on the Xbox One on this updated game engine. This will likely make a LOT of PC gamers happy, as PC-only gamers have been requesting Microsoft port classic Halo games to the PC for years now. Halo: Combat Evolved got a PC port in 2003, and playing it for the first time that year turned me into the Halo fan I am today. Halo 2, my favorite game of the franchise, got a PC port in 2006 but received very poor sales due to its requirement of the terrible Windows Vista operating system. Since then, major Halo releases remained console only, despite the demand from PC players for great FPS games.

The single-player and firefight components of Halo: Reach will be coming to the Xbox One version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection as Premium DLC. The other multiplayer components of it will be added to the game free of charge.

This news really makes me feel like celebrating. Maybe I could host a live stream of the Xbox One version of the game next week? Who’s down for some old school Halo?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming soon to PC and is out now on Xbox One.

DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT Free Edition Out Now on Steam and PS4 March 12, 2019

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DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT has had a rough start since it initially launched as a PS4 exclusive game. We enjoyed previewing it during our trip to E3 2017 but became frustrated with the game around the time it launched a public beta test. Having a low player count can be a difficult thing for a multiplayer fighting game to overcome, and Square Enix has made a big decision about that. Starting today, Square Enix is offering a Free-To-Play version of DISSIDIA: Final Fantasy NT on PS4 and Steam. The free version is multiplayer compatible with the full retail release and will offer a rotating roster of playable characters (similar to Killer Instinct on the Xbox One).

Steam and PS4 players will be able to upgrade the free version of the game to the full retail release for a one time fee. PS4 players will require PlayStation Plus accounts to play the Free version of the game online.

DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT is out now for the PC and PS4.