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PS4 System Software Update 6.72 Released July 17, 2019

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A very minor system software update has just been released on the PS4. System Software Update 6.72 includes only non-specific bug fixes and optimizations. It weighs in at around 470MB if you previously had the most recent System Software installed on the PS4.

6.72 is not currently required to be installed for your PS4 to access the PlayStation Network but that can change at any time.

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Nintendo Switch Lite Announced July 10, 2019

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Nintendo has just announced a new model of Nintendo Switch is coming this fall, called the Nintendo Switch Lite. Take a look!

As a current Nintendo Switch owner I will likely pass on this unit. While I appreciate the smaller form factor, Nintendo Switch Lite looks like it will be a smaller and cheaper options for players who don’t have a Switch or want a Switch they can take on the go. We will probably learn more about the handheld as we lead to release this fall.

I just want to put a little footnote here from my own personal knowledge. The video depicted can make it a little confusing to the layman that use of the Switch and Switch Lite are interchangeable. While it is certainly the case Switch and Switch Lite owners will be able to compete against each other either in local or Internet-connected matches, the Switch does not allow for the same user to use their personal Switch profile on multiple devices. That means, while you can currently transfer your Switch account if your Switch breaks (which is a feature that has only RECENTLY been added) you can’t change your Switch accounts back and forth between multiple Switch consoles.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Gigantamaxing Trailer July 8, 2019

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The Pokémon Company has just dropped this trailer for the next Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch. In this trailer we will get to look at some never before seen Pokémon, the new gym leaders, and the all-new Gigantamax ability that has to be seen.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are coming November 15th, 2019 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Halo: Outpost Discovery App Now on iOS and Android Devices July 5, 2019

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The very first Halo: Outpost Discovery show starts today in Orlando, Florida and the developers behind the event have released a free application attendees can download to help them navigate the 3-Day event. If you’re going to any of the five events this year, you should download it right now.

The Halo: Outpost Discovery app is designed to provide a full schedule of events, a map of the venue, and a list of vendors attending the show’s marketplace. It can be downloaded free of charge right now on your device’s respective digital marketplace.

Spider-Man PS4 Patch 1.16 Released – Far From Home Suits Included July 2, 2019

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Insomniac had a big surprise for all of us today. To celebrate the theatrical release of Spider-Man: Far From Home today, two all-new playable Spider-Man suits have been added to Spider-Man on the PS4! One suit is based on the new red and black variant, which looks heavily influenced by the Steve Ditko design of wall crawler. The other is being referred to as the Stealth Suit, a suit designed by Peter Parker for international use. You can see both suits in action in this recent trailer for the movie.

The patch is not large and shouldn’t weigh in at larger than 375MB if you’ve previously had the most up to date version of the game installed. Once the patch is installed, you can equip the suits immediately.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PS4.

New Jump Start Research Tasks Added in Pokemon Go June 28, 2019

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The summer has started and Niantic is kicking it off in a big way for Pokémon Go players new, returning, and current. A new series of research tasks have been added to the game and from the looks of it, can currently be attempted by all players.

We don’t know all the tasks for the event, but here are the tasks for the first set. As you can see, it comes with a HUGE X P boost just for completing the tasks in round one.

There are six total series of challenges you’ll need to complete to win whatever the final research reward is for this event. We don’t yet know what the final prize is going to be, and your guess is as good as mine. In the past, events like this have allowed players to capture Mythical Pokémon like Mew or Celebi, but it’s unlikely this event will offer something that big.

So get out and start playing, people!

Pokémon Go is out now for Android and iOS Smartphones and Tablets.

Final Fantasy VII Remake E3 2019 Gameplay Video June 27, 2019

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Square Enix kicked off their E3 2019 press event with the first ever gameplay reveal of their highly anticipated game Final Fantasy VII Remake. The game does not play exactly like Final Fantasy VII did, but after seeing it in action I must say I am impressed by its new gameplay style. However, the preview portion of their gameplay reveal was not released separately for people who didn’t attend the event or watched it as it was broadcasted live.

Now you can all take a look at it yourselves!

Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to the PS4 on March 3rd, 2020.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order E3 2019 Extended Gameplay June 25, 2019

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E3 2019 is a wrap and studios across the world have been sharing footage of their E3 demos with gamers who weren’t lucky enough to attend the event.

I showed the fifteen minute E3 2019 demo of Jedi: Fallen Order from EA and Respawn to several peers of mine and received back a few comments that they felt the game was too linear and the environments were too narrow for a game of this scope. Now, EA has released an extended version of that demo with an all-new level component that should quiet my peers. Take a look!

I know Disneyland currently allows you to build custom R2 and BB model radio-controlled droids (and you’ll be able to buy them at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in a few months), but I want to build one of these droids from the game!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming November 15th, 2019 to Xbox One, PC and PS4.

Bendy and the Dark Revival – First Gameplay Trailer June 25, 2019

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The episodic independent game Bendy and the Ink Machine has achieved a cult status among gamers and game theorists for its deep story, unique art style and engrossing characters. For months now, Joey Drew Studios has been teasing a new game in the Bendy universe was on its way. We don’t know much about the new game at this point. It isn’t exactly a sequel but it isn’t a prequel either.

On Monday, the first ever trailer for the game to include actual gameplay was released on the internet and boy is it terrifying. Check it out.

Bendy and the Dark Revival is coming episodically.

Halo: Outpost Discovery Ring Experience Trailer June 20, 2019

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I know we talked about Halo: Outpost Discovery earlier today, but 343 Industries revealed a preview of a second experience that will be at the event and we wanted to highlight it.

The Ring Experience intends to be a way for attendees to experience what it is like to live on a Halo ring without actually having to go there. Initial concept art made this appear as it would be delivered by being projected onto a domed screen (similar to OMNIMAX) and won’t be a VR experience like the training simulator we highlighted earlier today. This trailer looks like it includes some of the footage that will be used in the experience. Enjoy!

Halo: Outpost Discovery is coming to give US cities this year. You can read all the details about the event and purchase tickets here.