Spider-Man PS4 Features “Great Cast” With “Lot of Classic Villains” on gamesread

Spider-Man PS4 Features “Great Cast” With “Lot of Classic Villains” on gamesread

Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man earned its fair share of accolades at E3 2017 but many are wondering about the number of villains to be expected. We know that Mr. Negative and Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin will be factors but what about some of the more infamous villains in the universe?

According to creative director Bryan Intihar in an interview with Electric Playground at E3 2017, there’s a pretty big cast in the game. Villains, of course, are a part of it.

“We have a great cast and Peter is just one of many, many characters we have in the game. It’s a big, big cast. We have a lot of classic villains and we have a lot of newcomers as well.”

We’ll have to wait and find out which villains made the cut and which didn’t. But it seems safe to bet that Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus or even Mysterio could make an appearance in some shape or form. Which villains are you hoping to see? Let us know below.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy DLC Trophy List Revealed – gamesread.com

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy DLC Trophy List Revealed - gamesread.com

Vicarious Visions’ Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will have a number of Trophies when it releases but there will be a few more to come. A Trophy list revealed by Exophase indicates two extra Trophies that are part of something called the Lost Treasures DLC.

The Silver Trophy is The Crown Jewel where you must “seek and destroy” to obtain it. An Ancient Antiquity is the Gold Trophy and the description is “Do hard time”. What those could mean remains to be seen and neither Vicarious nor Activision have ever indicated that the Lost Treasures DLC exists.

Adding to the mystery even more is the fact that the first Crash Bandicoot is the one that includes DLC trophies.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is out on June 30th for PS4 and will include Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped, all developed by Naughty Dog in the PlayStation One era.

gamesread – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Releases on June 27th

gamesread - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Releases on June 27th

Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has finally been announced to release on June 27th as a standalone game. It will come to PS4 first and then head to Xbox One and PC later. It will retail for $39.99 in the United States.

Along with the campaign and all 16 multiplayer maps at launch, PS4 players will also have a chance to participate in the “Days of Summer” event. This event will last for five weeks and will include XP events, new playlists, in-game giveaways and so on with a new Summer map available throughout. More information will be revealed on Tuesday for the same.

It should be noted that the Variety Map Pack will not be included with the game. This must be purchased separately for $14.99 and will include four maps – Broadcast, Chinatown, Creek and Killhouse – along with 10 Rare Supply Drops.

What are your thoughts on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered finally getting a standalone release? Let us know below.

Titanfall 2 Will Have 4K Resolution On Xbox One As Well As Dynamic Super Scaling on gamesread

Titanfall 2 Will Have 4K Resolution On Xbox One As Well As Dynamic Super Scaling on gamesread

Respawn will be going back and updating the sequel to their hit shooter – Titanfall 2 – later this year, to make it enhanced for the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X enhancements will make the game run at 4K, as well as give it dynamic super scaling, according to the Titanfall 2 Official Website.

What does this mean? Well, 4K resolution is rather self explanatory (and is likely to be native); dynamic super scaling, on the other hand, basically renders the game at a higher resolution, while then shrinking the image back down for a 1080p screen, to lead for a higher quality image even if you have don’t have a 4K screen.

So it sounds like Xbox One X owners will make out good with Titanfall 2 for sure- now to see whether or not these updates end up botched like updates for the PS4 Pro so often did. Titanfall 2 is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Overwatch PTR Update Revamps Highlights, Changes Loot Box System – gamesread.com

Overwatch PTR Update Revamps Highlights, Changes Loot Box System - gamesread.com

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch saw a significant update on the Public Test Realm server lately that introduced a highly requested feature – the ability to save and export Highlights.

The new Highlights system allows you to keep any highlights for 24 hours and they remain even if you exit the game. Along with the top five highlights of a game, players can also record their own highlights in the middle of a match. If you want to keep the highlights permanently, it’s possible to download them on to your system, tinkering with the resolution, quality and frame rate to improve the final video.

But perhaps the more significant change is that to the Loot Boxes. Duplicates gained in Loot Boxes will be reduced significantly and to compensate for Credits that you’d otherwise get from dupes, the amount of currency earned will also increase. This should assuage many complaints about the Loot Box system, especially in light of the Anniversary Event.

What are your thoughts on these changes? Let us know in the comments.

E3 2017 Everything we learned – gamesread.com

It’s tough to determine a “winner of E3” this year. One could easily say that Microsoft stole the show with their reveal of a new Xbox, although we won’t know how successful it will be yet because of its high price tag. Companies like Sony and Bethesda presented huge reveals in regards to VR but once again, we will need to see how the community reacts upon release. The announcements at the 2017 E3 Expo marked a new age for gaming and technological advancement; this new era will require more exploration before we can determine if E3 was a success this time around.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Arguably the biggest reveal from this year’s E3 was the Xbox One X from Microsoft. To date, the Xbox One X will be the most powerful console available, capable of true 4k resolution and 326 GB of memory bandwidth. The only drawback is the $499 price tag which is $100 more than the new console from Sony.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Several industry analysts have already voiced their concern that the price for the new Xbox will simply be unaffordable however, you are definitely getting your money’s worth based on the specs that were revealed. Several new games were revealed for the new console including Forza Motorsport 7, Assasin’s Creed Origins, and Metro Exodus. In addition to the long list of titles Microsoft revealed, they also dived deeper into previously announced titles such as Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Anthem.

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Microsoft_at_E3_2017)

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Sony used the majority of their segment to discuss more details on previously announced games such as Destiny 2 and God of War. There were also announcements of new games including a remastered edition of Shadow of the Colossus on the PS4. Like their Microsoft competitors, Sony revealed their plans to incorporate VR.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Games such as Skyrim and Final Fantasy XV’s Monster of the Deep will have PSVR exclusive versions. To end, Sony gave an extended peak at their new Spider-Man title. The game features similar combat/movement mechanics to Batman Arkham and will feature quick-time events when saving the people of New York.

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Sony_at_E3_2017)

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

EA’s kicked things off with the announcement of new games such as Madden NFL 18 and A Way Out, however, the focal point of point of their conference was an in-depth look at Star Wars Battlefront 2.

In addition to releasing a teaser trailer, EA gave a first look at multiplayer and new heroes that will be available in this much-anticipated sequel. Lastly, EA gave a teaser for the new Bioware game, Anthem. The title has not been given a release date yet, although Bioware hopes to release the Anthem by early next year.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/EA_at_E3_2017 )

Ubisoft delivered a solid showcase at this year’s E3 event. Among the biggest announcements were the reveal of Super Mario Odyssey and Rabbids Kingdom Battle. We were also given more details about recently announced games including Assassin’s Creed Origins, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Far Cry 5, and Steep: Road to the Olympics. Lastly, Ubisoft announced several new titles in development such as The Crew 2, Skulls and Bones, Transference, and much more.

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Ubisoft_at_E3_2017)

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Nintendo revealed several surprises during their E3 2017 spotlight. Most notably, Nintendo announced that a new Pokémon game is in the works in addition to Metroid Prime 4. We also received a more in-depth look into games that were announced earlier this year. Rocket League will be available on Nintendo Switch sometime during the holiday season this year; in addition to Nintendo themed in-game items, the cross-network play will be available.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

We were also given a look at an extended trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Nintendo Switch which is also set to release during the holiday season. In other big news from Nintendo, a trailer for the new Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC was revealed. The DLC will feature additional gameplay, a new difficulty mode, and a plethora of new items.

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Nintendo_at_E3_2017)

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

Bethesda began their E3 presentation by giving us a look at their new VR games in development, Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR. They also revealed updates for existing titles. Leading the charge was the announcement of Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, a DLC for the incredibly popular Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG. The DLC will include an entirely new explorable area, tons of additional quests, items, and much more.

E3 2017 Everything we learned - gamesread.com

We were also given a look at the Skyrim Creation Club, an innovative approach at adding new game content to classic games like Skyrim and Fallout 4. The Creation Club will allow community creators to work directly with Bethesda to create new content for their games. What sets the Creation Club apart from conventional modding is that all created content will be compatible with achievements and previously saved games.

(http://www.ign.com/wikis/e3/Bethesda_at_E3_2017 )

gamesread | Court Orders Notorious Cheat Maker To Pay Blizzard $8.5 Million

Last month, Blizzard demanded $8.5 million from cheat maker Bossland as part of an ongoing legal battle. Now, in absence of any defense from the Honor Buddy (WoW) and Watchover Tyrant (Overwatch) creator, the court has sided with Blizzard.

The court has granted Blizzard statutory copyright damages totaling out to $8,563,600. Bossland also owes Blizzard $174,872 in attorneys’ fees. Further, Bossland is prohibited from selling programs that exploit Blizzard’s games in the United States.

“Blizzard has established a showing of resulting damage or harm because Blizzard expends a substantial amount of money combating the use of the Bossland Hacks to ensure fair game play,” the court said (via TorrentFreak).

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“Additionally, players of the Blizzard Games lodge complaints against cheating players, which has caused users to grow dissatisfied with the Blizzard Games and cease playing. Accordingly, the in-game cheating also harms Blizzard’s goodwill and reputation.”

Before the judgement was issued, Bossland CEO Zwetan Letschew told TorrentFreak that his company would continue in spite of any default judgement that might occur. Exactly how they plan to do that remains unclear, especially given the disappearing act they pulled while these proceedings were unfolding. For now, Blizzard has won a battle, but not the war. This judgement only applies to the United States, so Bossland isn’t out of options yet.

World Of Warcraft Players Solve Secret Spanning All Of Azeroth on gamesread

Screenshot credit: Ormazd.

Some secrets stay hidden for years. Others stay hidden for a couple weeks, but only because people collectively poured hundreds of hours into solving them.

As part of World of Warcraft’s most recent major update, Tomb of Sargeras, Blizzard added a secret so deviously obtuse that no single player had much hope of solving it. So players banded together via WoW’s Secret Finding Discord Community and started sleuthing.

What they uncovered was a series of pages scattered across Azeroth, each marked with an infuriatingly vague clue. Some, like “the first of lords to fall”—which points to Ragnaros’ lair—weren’t so bad, but others, like “in snow, sand, and stone” could’ve applied to just about anything. They had to be collected by individual players in a specific order that was inspired, oddly enough, by the cosmology chart from real-life book World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 1. As WoWhead points out (via PCGamesN), the page numbers even spell out the the book’s ISBN: 9781616558451.

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In this wonderless year of 2017, it’s rare that secrets stay secret for long, often thanks to dark arts like datamining. This secret hunt was particularly clever in that it couldn’t be datamined. Apparently, pages only appeared in the game’s database after players interacted with them. I’m not 100 percent sure how Blizzard achieved that, but it’s damn cool.

As members of the Secret Finding Discord Community sleuthed themselves into oblivion, WoW senior game designer and riddle master Jeremy ‘Muffinus’ Feasel lurked—secretly, of course—in the Discord channel, taunting players and occasionally dropping hints via Twitter.

Two weeks after the Tomb of Sargeras update dropped, players finally solved the puzzle. For their troubles, they were rewarded with a special mount, Riddler’s Mind-Worm. It might not seem like much given all the trouble people went through, but something something the journey not the destination or whatever. Also, some WoW players just go fucking batty for special mounts. It’s a thing!

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Once it was clear that the puzzle was solved, Blizzard’s Feasel signed off with one last tweet:

gamesread | TSA Regulations Place World of Warcraft In Dire Peril

According to an exchange with the TSA’s official Q&A Twitter account (via /r/wow), even World of Warcraft Horde Chieftans have to check their weapons on flights. But should that weapon also be a lithium ion power bank, then Azeroth is truly doomed.

In the proper hands, Orgrim’s Doomhammer could by one of the keys to Azeroth’s salvation, but replica weapons must be placed in checked bags in order to travel through the sky alongside legendary heroes. But another TSA rule stipulates that lithium ion power banks must be wielded in carry-on luggage only.

But wait . . . there may still be hope. How much is next-day air to the Broken Isles?

Beloved World Of Warcraft YouTuber Dies At Age 26 on gamesread

Hayven wasn’t like other World of Warcraft YouTubers. As he himself was quick to point out, his videos couldn’t teach people how to dole out DPS in raids or make rivals rage-weep in PVP. He was interested in the history of the 13-year-old MMO, and he did his best to chronicle it, even after he contracted a rare form of cancer.

Yesterday, the bad news hit in the form of a new video on Hayven’s channel after a month-long absence. Hayven passed on March 18, explained the video’s description. He was only 26.

The video was a brief musical piece, accompanied by a tribute. “He was an inspiration to many and someone who cared immensely about his fans and community,” it read (via PVP Live). “Hayven had fought epithelioid sarcoma, a rare and severe form of cancer that usually affects teenagers and young adults. You will always be missed Hayven, and although you lost to cancer, you have forever won our hearts.”

One of Hayven’s historical videos, in which he chronicles the evolution of Dalaran from Warcraft II all the way up to WoW’s Legion expansion.

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Many of Hayven’s videos were well-researched probes into the hard-to-reach corners of WoW’s history, but he also took time to talk about his battle with cancer and keep his viewers abreast of the situation. Even as his video output understandably declined, his community stuck by him. In the wake of his death, they’ve started a petition to have him memorialized in World of Warcraft.

Right now, everybody’s mourning. On his most recent videos and a handful of older ones, people are posting tributes and memories:

Other WoW YouTubers have also posted tributes to Hayven. Here’s one from BellularGaming:

Here’s another from DinaPlays:

And here’s an especially heartfelt one from HeelvsBabyface, who’d been friends with Hayven for a few years:

“I loved him to pieces,” said HeelvsBabyface, through tears. “And he’d always tell me, ‘I love you too, mate.’”

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Hayven’s YouTube channel will remain up, and all future money from it and his Patreon will go toward cancer research. People, however, are not simply the things they make. Hayven was clearly far more than his videos. He was a friend to those who knew him and a friendly presence to his fans. He added kindness to the world, and he will be missed.