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The Last of Us Part II – Inside the Details May 31, 2020

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For those of you who may still be reeling from the incredible State of Play preview, a new behind the scenes video for The Last of Us Part II was released earlier this week. They talk about the artificial intelligence, what is graphically possible with this game, and what we will need to do to survive. Check it out.

The Last of Us Part II is coming June 19th, 2020 exclusively for the PS4.

PS5 Reveal June 4th May 31, 2020

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Just a quick reminder for people interested in something for the next Sony game console, the PlayStation 5.

Sony will reveal more about the PS5 on June 4th, 2020 at 4PM EST.

Second Pokemon Distribution Now Live This Week May 31, 2020

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The Pokémon Company is still celebrating the impending launch of their very first DLC for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and because of that, they’re giving away some free Pokémon every week for the next two weeks.

Last week we received a very special Mr Mime. This week, it’ll be a special Ponyta. If you don’t know how to get it, connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet and follow this video:

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Preorder Stories – Enter The Matrix May 28, 2020

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In the year 2003, the world was gearing up to finally receive new content from the world of The Matrix. While most people remember The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revelations, most people don’t remember the filmmakers actually made three projects. The third was a video game called Enter The Matrix.

Enter the Matrix was planned to be more than a licensed video game adaptation but a canonical tie-in that continued plot moments that could not be included in the two Matrix sequels. It released during E3 2003, the first ever E3 I attended. Oh and did I mention, I got to meet the game’s developer just before picking it up?

Enter the Matrix was released on PC, Xbox, PS2 and GameCube.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Release Date May 28, 2020

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I’ve really been waiting for this one. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is a game I regret missing out on when it was first released on the GameCube over a decade and a half ago. Since it’s remaster was announced for the PS4 and Switch it has suffered delay after delay. Now, we FINALLY have a release date courtesy of this trailer.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered is coming to the PS4 August 27th, 2020. It’s also coming to the Nintendo Switch and Smartphones/Tablets.

Catherine: Full Body Nintendo Switch Gameplay Trailer May 28, 2020

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The updated remaster of cult classic Catherine is coming to the Nintendo Switch this summer and Nintendo has just released a new trailer for the game. Catherine is one of my favorite games of all time, so I’m happy more people are going to get the chance to finally play it themselves. Take a look at this trailer:

Catherine: Full Body is coming July 7th, 2020 to the Nintendo Switch. It’s out now for the PS4.

State of Play – The Last of Us Part II May 27, 2020

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Sony has created an all-new State of Play devoted to previewing the highly-anticipated sequel to The Last of Us. Enjoy.

The Last of Us Part II is coming exclusively for the PS4 in June 19th, 2020.

Nintendo Switch Software Update 10.0.3 Released May 26, 2020

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Nintendo has just pushed out a minor system software update for the Nintendo Switch. The new update, version 10.0.3, will likely be downloading itself in the background as you are reading this.

As far as I can tell, it is not a required download to do things such as install game patches, but that can change.

Free Month of Pokemon Distribution Starts This Week May 26, 2020

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If you’ve got a copy of Pokémon Sword and/or Pokémon Shield I’ve got some really cool news for you. The Pokémon Company is distributing a free Pokémon each week through the game’s Mystery Gift function. The first one up is a very special Mr. Mime.

If you don’t know how to use your console’s Mystery Gift function, here’s a tutorial. All you need is an active internet connection and a copy of a GEN8 game.

Get Mr. Mime now while you can because a new Pokémon is coming to the Mystery Gift every Friday for the next three weeks.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Preorder Stories – Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact May 23, 2020

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Welcome back to the latest Preorder Stories, where we talk about some of the most interesting preorder content from across gaming’s history. Since the release of the Xbox 360 it’s almost expected that you will receive some kind of exclusive content for preordering a console or PC game (usually delivered through a unique download code). Would you believe me if I told you a PC game attempted this exact same thing half a decade earlier?

Back in the year 2000 developer Monolith (who would later go on to create Aliens Vs Predator 2, No One Lives Forever, F.E.A.R and Condemned: Criminal Origins) was ready to release a PC-exclusive game called Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact. The game put you in the shoes of a psyonic-powered Ice-T as he attempted to bring various superpowered villains to justice. However, the most unique component of the game (of its time) was that you could alter your character’s psyonic abilities (called “Talents”). These Talents, which looked heavily inspired by Magic: The Gathering, could be swapped out with new ones either purchased online, or distributed through various promotional campaigns.

The ability to upgrade your character with unique official abilities other players didn’t have access to set the game apart from other PC titles of the time and after playing its demo, I became very interested in picking up the game for myself. Anyone who preordered it through Electronic Boutique’s official website would revive a CD-ROM bonus disc with even more talents you would not be able to obtain elsewhere.

While the game received decent reviews (averaging 85%) it almost completely dropped off the radar after it was released when Monolith’s next game, No One Lives Forever, geared up to be released later that year. Whatever plans Monolith had to release future Talents simply never came to pass. As for what happened to this game’s glorious plans for future talent releases? I can only speculate. Sit back and relax while I tell the story of the first game to take a chance on offering post-release DLC.

Sanity: Aiken’s Artifact is a PC-exclusive game.