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The Making of Psychonauts December 27, 2018

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Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I personally spent it with a brand-new VR headset. With it, I’ve finally been able to catch up on playing a laundry list of VR-only games that I was previously unable to experience. My favorite game to play on it so far? Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, the VR-only sequel to the 2005 cult classic, Psychonauts.

Let’s face it Psychonauts is a beloved game that many gamers still cite back to all these years later, but its development was not easy. It was created by a first-time studio who were veterans of entirely different kinds of games. It switched publishers at least once, and nearly ran out of funding on at least one occasion. It launched later than expected and despite great reviews initial sales were not good. The guys over at 2-Player Productions, one of the finest documentary studios in existence, produced an incredible three-part video about the making of the original Psychonauts. If you’re a fan of the game or just love the work of Tim Schaffer, You should give it a watch.

Psychonauts is out now for Xbox, PS2 and PC. It’s also available as a digital download on Steam, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is out now for PSVR and Steam VR.

A lot of fans of the original game will be happy to know a full sequel is currently in development for PC and modern consoles. Psychonauts 2 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.

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Spider-Man PS4 – Silver Lining Just the Facts Launch Trailer December 21, 2018

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The third and final paid DLC for Spider-Man was released earlier this morning. To celebrate, Sony and Marvel released what could be the final Just the Facts video for the game. Check it out but be aware there may be spoilers in it.

You can get the Silver Lining DLC for a price of $9.99 US. You can also get it bundled with the other two DLC missions for a price of $24.99 US. Owners of the Digital Deluxe Edition and the Retail Collector’s Edition will be getting it for free. Just be aware if you want to use the suit made famous in the Sam Raimi directed Spider-Man films, you’ll need to update your game to version 1.13. Don’t worry, that update is free to download.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PS4.

CONTROL – World Trailer December 20, 2018

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Remedy’s CONTROL was one of the most pleasant surprises of this past E3. The game takes place in The Oldest House, a building found by the government years earlier that defies the laws of reality. In this game, we’ll be able to explore the entire building as an open world. Take a closer look at the world of CONTROL.

CONTROL is coming in 2019 to PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Raimi Suit from Original Spider-Man Films Added to Spider-Man on PS4 for Free December 20, 2018

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Merry Christmas, Spider-Man fans! The Spider-Man suit made famous in the Spider-Man films directed by Sam Raimi (which is why it is referred to as the Raimi suit) can now be obtained completely free of charge. This is the most fan-requested suit for Spider-Man on the PS4 and it should make a lot of gamers happy prior to the release of the Silver Lining DLC tomorrow!

To get the suit, you’ll need to install the 1.13 patch. You can do that by highlighting the game in the PS4 menu, pushing the triangle button, and selecting the Check for Update option from the options menu. The patch is not small, even if you previously had the most recent patch, it will clock in at a download of around 3.5GB. You’ll likely need to download the patch anyway if you plan to play the Silver Lining DLC.

Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PS4.

iOS 12.1.2 Released December 17, 2018

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A very minor software update has been released for nearly all Apple iDevices tonight. The new update, version 12.1.2, includes much requested support for eSIM cards.

It won’t take very long to download the new software update, in fact it is one of the smallest software updates I’ve seen in a while. Depending on your device, if you previously had the most up to date system software, you will likely only need to download 65MB of data. You can also update your device through iTunes.

Kingdom Hearts III Final Battle Trailer December 17, 2018

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The director of Kingdom Hearts III personally decided to release this trailer a day earlier than scheduled. Take a look at the final battle!

Kingdom Hearts III is coming January 29th, 2018 for the Xbox One and PS4.

Travis Strikes Again – Electric Thunder Tiger II Trailer December 13, 2018

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We’ve made it no secret that No More Heroes was one of our favorite games for the Nintendo Wii, and hearing a new NMH game would be released when the Nintendo Switch was announced was a big reason we picked up the tablet console. While we have been hearing news about the game in the past few weeks, we haven’t talked very much about the game here on the site for a few reasons. Today, that ends. Here’s the newest trailer for the game featuring one of the exclusive games Travis will be able to play, Electric Thunder Tiger II!

I have to say it looks like this game will take full advantage of one of the strongest features of the Nintendo Switch, the two independent joy-con controllers function perfectly for couch cooperative play. Couch co-op for the win!

Travis Strikes Again is coming January 18th, 2019 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Spider-Man PS4 Silver Lining Teaser December 13, 2018

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Since the lineup was first revealed, we knew the third and final DLC mission for Spider-Man on PS4 would be released some time this month. We have been waiting a third of this month for any news, previews or release information about that DLC and until then had received nothing. Today, that changes. Here’s the teaser trailer for the PS4-exclusive Spider-Man‘s third and final DLC, Silver Lining.

We will be getting three all new suits included with this DLC mission and it looks like one of those suits is from Sony’s upcoming animated film Into the Spider-Verse. It’s interesting that they waited until today, the day Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters, to make this announcement.

Silver Lining is coming December 21st, 2018 for a price of $9.99 US. It will require the full version of Spider-Man to play. Spider-Man is out now exclusively for the PS4. You can also get the DLC bundled with the other two DLC expansions for a price of $24.99 US.

PS4 System Software 6.20 Released December 12, 2018

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Sony has just released a required system update for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles. The update has no specific features or bug fixes and its update notes merely suggest bug fixes and optimizations are included.

The update weighs in at around 440MB if you already have the previous firmware installed. You will need to update your console to 6.20 to use the PlayStation Network.

Kingdom Hearts III Opening Cinematic December 9, 2018

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The Kingdom Hearts series has a tradition of opening up with a beautifully prerendered CGI movie accompanied by the music of Utada, and Kingdom Hearts III is no different. We may be over a month away from the release of the game, but Square Enix has just released what they promise is the opening cinematic of the game. Take a look, but just be aware this video will probably hit long time fans right in the feels.

Kingdom Hearts III is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on January 29th, 2019.