Final Fantasy VII Remake Officially Goes Gold


As if fans of Final Fantasy VII Remake weren’t excited enough for the release of the demo, their excitement is sure to grow even more since it has been officially confirmed that the game has gone gold.

The information comes from Japanese website 4Gamer in which it talked with director Tetsuya Nomura about the game’s development and what players can expect once the full game comes out. Specifically, when asked about the development process, Nomura admitted that Final Fantasy VII Remake does need a bit more “last quality improvements,” but has already gone gold. For those who may not be familiar with the term, going gold means that a video game is done with development and is ready for production.

Originally, Final Fantasy VII Remake was supposed to come out in March. However, it was revealed in January that the game would be getting delayed by one month in order to give fans the experience that they truly deserve. Whether that meant adding a few more finishing touches to the product or completely reworking certain parts remained unclear, it ultimately did mean that eager fans would have to be a bit more patient.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Require Over 100GB Of Free Space

via: 4Gamer

Now that Final Fantasy VII Remake has gone gold, the possibility of a delay is almost non-existent. Fans can pretty much expect to get their hands on the game when it comes out and won’t have to worry about any last-minute pushbacks or announcements saying that the game will take longer to finish.

In the meantime, in order to keep players busy and excited for the full release, a demo has been released for the PS4 version. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of what the final product has to offer, but more importantly, get to see how much the game has changed and evolved, via first-hand experience. This is sure to resonate with longtime fans of the game because it allows them to really see the difference between the original and the remake.

The first part of Final Fantasy VII Remake will come out exclusively for the PS4 on April 10, 2020.

Source: 4Gamer, Siliconera

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Former Lead Combat Designer on God of War Joins inExile Entertainment


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One of the most celebrated games of the past generation was without a doubt God of War. Released in 2018 to universal acclaim, it proved that a complete reboot of a franchise can be wildly successful.

It’s fair to say that within God of War, one of the most beloved aspects was the combat which just felt “right” from top to bottom. One of the Senior Combat Designers on God of War was Dean Rymer – who announced that he is now the Lead Combat Designer for inExile Entertainment.

Rymer, whose credits also include PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and a stint at BioWare, posted the news on Twitter last night.

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Our Take

The studios under the new Xbox Game Studios suite have certainly been bringing in talent from all across the industry in the past year. While inExile is releasing Wasteland 3 later this year, that project was already well underway when they were acquired by Xbox. However, inExile is reportedly working on a new IP in the vein of a “AAA RPG” which we certainly can’t wait to hear more about.





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Predator: Hunting Grounds To Get A Trial Weekend In March On PS4 And PC


Predator Hunting Grounds

Developer Illfonic is running a trial weekend for its upcoming asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The trial kicks off on March 27 and runs through March 29, and will be open to Epic Games Store players and PS Plus members on PlayStation 4. There’s also cross-play support.

The trial will be available to download on March 27 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 4 PM GMT. You’ll be able to play solo as the Predator, or team up online with three others as part of a human Fireteam.

Late last year, Illfonic revealed some details about the various Predator classes you’ll be able to play as in Hunting Grounds, including some of the deadly weapons you’ll wield as the galaxy’s premier killing machine. Now, the studio behind 2017’s Friday the 13th has shed some light on what it’s like to play as a gun-toting human.

Clearly, the odds are stacked against you, even if the numbers aren’t. You’re still armed to the teeth with state-of-the-art weapons and gear, but the Predator is a terrifying foe. Fireteam players are given a mission to complete beyond just surviving and must face off against AI opponents as they complete key objectives as well as fend off another player hunting them as the titular monster.

Illfonic promises plenty of suspense when the relentless Predator attacks, aiming to capture the thrill of the hunt that made the original 1987 film such a hit. A key part of the Fireteam experience is deciding how you’re going to make it out of the jungle alive. Do you escape from the Predator or turn the tables and hunt it down, banding together and using your collective firepower to fend if off? Maybe you’ll use the environment and AI enemies to your advantage, or divide and conquer. The tactics and strategy for survival are up to you.



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Resident Evil 3 producer explains why they redesigned Jill Valentine


Resident Evil 3 producer Peter Fabiano has spoken to Edge magazine about redesigning Jill Valentine for the remake. 

In issue 343 of Edge, which you can buy here, Fabiano opened up on the character’s practical redesign for this remake. He said, “When we approached Jill, if you look at the original we had to do what we needed to make her stand out.

“But with this game, everything is on a photorealistic level; it’s more of a believable atmosphere we’re trying to create. We want to have a Jill that fit in that, but still stayed true to her original personality and essence. And that’s really how we came about the new Jill.”

On top of that, Edge’s Chris Schilling got the chance to spend a few hours with the game, exploring how Nemesis and Racoon City have evolved in the latest Resident Evil remake, as well as taking on the new multiplayer add-on, Project Resistance. The new issue also includes concept art for Resident Evil 3, giving us a look at early sketches of Jill, Carlos, and some of the locations you’ll be trying to avoid Nemesis in. Our personal favourite is the look at Moon’s Donuts, if only for the ablaze zombie in the corner.

Ahem, anyway, Edge 343 is on sale now, and you can pick it up from My Favourite Magazines or order a subscription down below. 

You can also check out what Leon Hurley made of his time with the game in his Resident Evil 3 preview here.



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The Political Machine 2020 is Now Available


The Political Machine 2020 is Here
It’s time to enter the race!

Buy on Steam    |    Buy at Stardock

Win the hearts and minds of America’s voters and take the 2020 presidential election by storm in Stardock’s popular political strategy game. Choose a candidate and run against a computer opponent or a candidate controlled by another person over the Internet.

Candidates include current Democratic front-runners like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, as well as Internet favorites such as Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. Republican candidates include Donald Trump, George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. 

Don’t like any of the current candidates? No problem, just create your own! Or, if you believe everything is going to hell in a handbasket, play as the Giant Meteor and adopt some truly wild ideologies (ban all video games – they’ll rot your brain!). 

The Political Machine 2020 features brand new unique ideology trees for candidates, which allows them to play very differently from each other. Throughout the game, you’ll visit Town Halls to gain ideology points that you will be able to spend to own certain issues. For instance, Bernie Sanders has ‘Medicare for All’ as an issue he can own, while Donald Trump can use points to purchase the ‘Build the Wall’ issue.

Do you think you have what it takes? Take to the campaign trail and show the nation why you should be the next President of the United States of America!

Core Features



Spread your Ideology
Participate in Town Hall events to earn ideology points and solidify your position on hot issues with your voters.

Generate Enthusiasm
Use your power and money to purchase ads to discredit your opponent and influence voters. The greater enthusiasm your base has for an issue, the more effective your ad campaigns will be.

The Political Machine 2020

 


Participate in Interviews
Accept invitations to various talk shows across the country in order to share your opinion on issues important to the American people.

Choose your Candidate
Play as one of several candidates, each with their own custom stats like stamina, intelligence, charisma, media bias, and more.

The Political Machine 2020

 


Create a Candidate
Customize your own front runner and race for the White House.

Manage your Campaign Budget
Purchase advertisements, travel across the country to campaign, and hire operatives to enhance your PR or cripple your opponent. Be wary – if you overspend and need extra cash, it might come from somewhere that will shake voters’ confidence in you!

The Political Machine 2020

 


Practice your Politics
A sophisticated underlying simulation model uses census data and real issues to test your political savvy.

Check your Standings
With poll tracking and leaderboards, you can see how well people are playing as their candidates or what issues they are supporting over time.

The Political Machine 2020

 


Be Ready for Anything
Torrid affairs, natural disasters, email scandals, and other “breaking news” events can pop up and change the direction of the campaign for better or worse.

The Political Machine 2020

Run for President Today!
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Gamasutra – Press Releases- LOCKPICKLE’S ‘PUDDLE KNIGHTS’ ARRIVES TODAY ON STEAM



[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

March 3rd, 2020 — Lockpickle is excited to announce their first game Puddle Knights launches today on Steam.  Puddle Knights is a turn-based puzzle game featuring medieval scenery and unique mud-and-cape based gameplay. You direct knights with a cape trailing behind them in a snakelike fashion, trying to get nobles to their goal without getting mud on any fancy clothes. The game builds up depth on top of an elegant set of unique core mechanics to provide a variety of challenging puzzles.

As the player, you will coordinate the movement of both the Knights and their less mud-resistant superiors with the goal of escorting them to their designated exit. To achieve this noble purpose, no sacrifice is too great: capes will tear and heads will be stepped on. However, it is your head that will be doing most of the heavy lifting in these puddle puzzles!

Features

  • 100+ head-scratching levels of increasing difficulty
  • Step on heads
  • Tear up capes, hold down drawbridges and perform other inventive tactical maneuvers
  • A fresh take on logic puzzles: no pressure plates, keys to collect or boxes to push
  • Mistake-making and experimentation enabled by Undo and Reset functions
  • No rush: all the time in the world to think and analyze

 

Puddle Knights is available on Windows PC and Mac on Steam.

To learn more, visit: http://www.lockpickle.com/

Lockpickle Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lockpickle

Lockpickle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lockpicklegames/

About Lockpickle

Lockpickle was founded in December 2018 by ex-NVIDIA engineer Olli Etuaho. After succeeding to secure 2nd place in Ludum Dare game jam with “Everything Building” – he wanted a chance to pursue his passion projects more seriously. However, to really succeed, he knew he had to build a carefully picked dream team of other like-minded people. So he bode his time and the company existed as a one-person consultancy until a fated Global Game Jam 2019 in Helsinki, where Olli teamed up with designer and musician Harry Damm. Harry joined the company in spring 2019, and the two of them started development of Puddle Knights, the company’s first commercial title.

Media Contact

Mike Coletta

Indie Bros. on Behalf of Lockpickle

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Wolfenstein II, More Join PS Now in March – PlayStation.Blog


Hello, PlayStation Now fans! We’re excited to announce a new batch of PlayStation 4 games joining the PlayStation Now library in March. Starting March 3, PS Now subscribers can enjoy 11 new games, including Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which are available to stream and download. These games will join the PlayStation Now library of more than 800 PS4, PS3, and PS2 games in all.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya Apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream through Monday, August 31

Control

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. From developer Remedy Entertainment, Control is a supernatural third-person action adventure which will challenge you to master the combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts, and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world.

Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream through Monday, August 31

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Battle in iconic American locations, equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to fight your way through legions of enemy soldiers, and spark the second American Revolution.

Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream


Here is a full list of games joining the PlayStation Now library in March:

  • Control (available until Monday, August 31)
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
  • Nascar Heat 3
  • Nights of Azure
  • Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (available until August 31)
  • Toukiden 2
  • Toukiden Kiwami
  • Warriors All-Stars
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Enjoying PUBG on PS Now? Well, good news: the genre-defining battle royale experience is getting an extended stay on PS Now, meaning users can continue to download and stream PUBG on PS Now. Haven’t played it yet? Find out more here.


Don’t forget to check out January’s games including Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which are available until April 7, 2020.

If you haven’t tried PlayStation Now yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a spin with the seven-day free trial* for PS4 and PC. Download the more than 300 PS4 (and PS2) games in the service to play on your PS4 or PS4 Pro system, or stream any of the 800+ PS2, PS3, and PS4 games to your PS4 or PC.

Stay tuned for more updates on PS Now. Happy gaming!

*Terms apply. New Subscribers only. Credit card or PayPal required. See here for details.
**Ongoing subscription with a $9.99 recurring fee charged every month until cancelled. Other terms apply. See here for details.
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Nominations Announced: British Academy Games Awards 2020


BAFTA has announced the nominations for the 2020 British Academy Games Awards.

Browse the list of nominations (additional imagery & information, including list in plain text)

The British Academy Games Awards is BAFTA’s annual celebration of the very best in games in 2019. The nominations announced today highlight an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The Awards will be hosted by Dara O’Briain and will take place on Thursday 2 April at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. The Awards, including a red carpet show, will be live streamed on BAFTA’s Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube channels – www.bafta.org/games/howtowatch.

The highlights of today’s nominations are:

  • 11 nominations each for Control and for Death Stranding. 11 is the highest number of nominations for a game in the history of the BAFTA Games Awards (the first standalone games ceremony was in 2004).
  • Seven nominations for Disco Elysium, the debut release from ZA/UM.
  • Five nominations each for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5) and Outer Wilds.
  • Four nominations each for Knights and Bikes and Untitled Goose Game.
  • Three nominations for Wattam.
  • Nominations across the new categories:
    • Animation: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Sayonara Wild Hearts and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    • Technical Achievement: A Plague Tale: Innocence, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Death Stranding, Metro Exodus, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
    • Performer in a Leading Role: Laura Bailey (Gears 5), Courtney Hope (Control), Logan Marshall-Green (Telling Lies), Gonzalo Martin (Life is Strange 2 -episodes 2-5), Barry Sloane (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare) and Norman Reedus (Death Stranding); 
    • Performer in a Supporting Role: Jolene Andersen (Life of Strange 2-episodes 2-5), Troy Baker (Death Stranding), Sarah Bartholomew (Life is Strange 2-episodes 2-5), Ayisha Issa (The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan), Léa Seydoux (Death Stranding) and Martti Suosalo (Control).
  • Nominations in the Game Beyond Entertainment category: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, Death Stranding, Kind Words (Lo Fi Chill Beats to Write To), Life is Strange 2 (episodes 2-5), Neo Cab and Ring Fit Adventure.
  • Other games receiving nominations: Concrete Genie, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, DiRT Rally 2.0, Heaven’s Vault, Observation, Planet Zoo, Total War: Three Kingdoms, Ape Out, Katana ZERO, Manifold Garden, Path of Exile, No Man’s Sky: Beyond, Destiny 2, Apex Legends, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Fortnite, Vacation Simulator, Baba is You, Borderlands 3, Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Sayonara Wild Hearts and The Outer Worlds.

Voting is now open for the EE Mobile Game of the Year, the only award voted for by the public. The shortlist is Assemble with Care, Call of Duty: Mobile, Dead Man’s Phone, Pokémon Go, Tangle Tower and What the Golf. Vote now at https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/ee-baftas/bafta-mobile-game-award-vote

Hideo Kojima, creator of Death Stranding, will receive the Fellowship, the highest accolade that BAFTA can bestow.

Tickets to the Awards are now available to buy at tickets.bafta.org (for the industry) and  https://www.bafta.org/whats-on/bafta-games-awards-2020-public-tickets (for the general public).

The Awards are supported by BAFTA’s official games partners Activision-Blizzard, Electronic Arts, PlayStation, SEGA Europe LTD, Tencent Games and Ubisoft Entertainment, with EE sponsoring the only award voted for by the public.

The Awards, including the nominations, are voted for by BAFTA’s global membership, comprising experienced games industry practitioners from a range of backgrounds in game development and production. To become a BAFTA member, visit membership.bafta.org

BAFTA curates a year-round global programme of events and initiatives that support the games industry. This includes developer talks, showcases, debates, scholarships and networking, as well as the flagship Games Lecture by an inspirational practitioner.

BAFTA Young Game Designers gives young people and educators insights into the industry and access to the brightest creative minds in games. BAFTA Crew Games is a network that connects practitioners working in the UK games industry and provides participants with a skills development programme.

The BAFTA Games Awards is part of the London Games Festival, which runs from 26 March to 6 April covering 40 events across the capital. The London Games Festival is backed by the Mayor of London and delivered by Games London, an initiative from Film London, the capital’s screen industries agency, and video game trade body Ukie (The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment) to make London the games capital of the world, creating £35m for local business.

For further information, contact WDW Entertainment:

Izzy Baker | [email protected] | 0203 432 5839

 

About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.



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The Phantom Strikers outsold other titles in Japan


Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers was released for Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 in Japan on February 20. The European Nintendo Switch users were hoping to see this game on the Switch. But unfortunately, It has not been confirmed when will they release Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for Nintendo Switch in Europe and America?

Today we are going to talk about the sales ranking in Japan. As we have mentioned in the title that this game has outsold other titles such as Pokemon Sword which had been holding the first position for a few months.

As reported by Tsutaya, Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers for PS4 takes the first position and for the Nintendo Switch holds second position in the list of the best selling game in Japan as of February 24, 2020 (Monday)-March 1, 2020 (Sunday).

In the list, you can Pokemon Sword has been beaten

Minecraft takes 4th position, Smash Bros. ultimate holds 5th position while Pokemon shield holds 6th position.

What do you think about it?



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Real-Time Multiplayer Is Coming to Mario Kart Tour This Month


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On March 8th at 11PM EST, Mario Kart Tour will launch their long awaited real-time multiplayer.

Mario Kart Tour offers a welcoming and intuitive new spin on the popular series, and now players around the world can get their friends together or challenge others online in fast-paced races from the palm of their hands,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Through real-time multiplayer, we are giving fans of Mario Kart Tour even more ways to play, and bringing the Mario Kart experience to even more players around the world.”

Real-time multiplayer allows players to participate in Standard Races to compete against other Mario Kart Tour players around the world based on an ever-changing set of in-game rules. These in-game rules will adjust daily which will keep players on their toes. Players can also choose to play with friends or others nearby and create their own set of in-game rules (much like other Mario multiplayer games). Finally, in Gold Races, available only to Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscribers, players can race at even faster speeds that require advanced kart maneuvers to challenge other competitors. You can subscribe to Gold Pass for $4.99 a month.



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