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Rocket League Developer Optimistic About PS4 Cross-Play

The developer behind the popular indie hit Rocket League announced that it is pushing back their plan for expanded cross-platform functionality to early 2019. This announcement seems to be in line with the recent decision by Sony to allow Cross-Play with Epic Games title, Fortnite. Of course, this means that Psyonix can now prepare Rocket League Cross-Play to be compatible with the PS4.

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Roadmap for Rocket League Cross-Play

Psyonix revealed this information in their recent Rocket League roadmap. The software running this new system is called RocketID and is set up to be a connected account feature that links friends lists and parties across all platforms. Although, the system has proved to be quite a challenge for the independent developer.

“While our goal was to release RocketID before the end of 2018, we’ve made the difficult decision to push its release into early 2019,” the announcement said. “The good news is that with Sony’s recent announcements regarding full cross-platform functionality, we can now make additional changes to prepare RocketID for ALL platforms should we receive permission to do so! We’re working incredibly hard to ensure that it’s as intuitive, stable, and polished as possible, before releasing it to the world.”

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The most notable part of the quote is that they need permission before releasing the full version of their cross-platform function. While Sony allowed a beta version of cross-play in Fortnite to progress, it is unclear when the company will agree to include the feature on other titles or which ones will be prioritized. Rocket League was the first title to really generate demand for cross-platform play until Fortnite all but forced Sony to change their policy on the matter. Psyonix recently expressed their frustration with Sony not budging on their rule, even though the developer said they had figured out how to make the game work across different platforms.

We here at Gigamax are very interested to see how Sony moves forward with their new outlook on cross-play so we’ll be sure to keep our eyes on this developing story. Be sure to check back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.

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Iron Danger Alpha Test Registration Now Available

Gamers looking for a chance to play the indie game Iron Danger early and participate in the closed alpha test can now register for the opportunity. Action Squad Studios announced yesterday October 16th, 2018, they are now taking applications for the tactical RPG. Those that want to participate in the alpha can find detailed instructions on how to apply on Iron Danger’s Discord server, here.

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In celebration of Iron Danger reaching the alpha phase of development, Action Squad Studios released a brand new alpha trailer.

Indie Game Iron Danger Alpha Trailer [Action Squad Studios]

This story-driven tactical RPG is based in a Steampunk world and includes time manipulation mechanics. From the gameplay, it looks as though there’s a lot going on all at once. Its world is visually impressive and the unique combat system combines to create a unique top-down story-driven RPG.

A specific Iron Danger feature that Action Squad Studios is heavily focusing on is the time manipulation mechanics. Anyone that played Superhot might have an idea of how this system works. For those that haven’t, gamers can pause combat to give them time to think about their next move. However, the addition of this mechanic in a tactical, top-down RPG is an original take on the genre. The combat system and more specifically the time manipulation mechanics are clearly showcased in Iron Dangers first combat gameplay trailer that Action Squad Studios shared in August of 2018. The version of the game showcased below was playable at Gamescom 2018.

Iron Danger First Combat Gameplay

Iron Danger is going to be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Action Squad Studios is an indie game studio founded only two years ago in 2016. The team is made up of gaming and entertainment industry professionals from companies like Supercell, Remedy, Redlynx, Rovio, and Bugbear.

The Gigamax Games crew signed up for the Iron Danger alpha test. If the application is approved, there will be a preview article and gameplay footage available as soon as possible. Be sure to follow Gigamax Games on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest videos and articles from the Gigamax crew!

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PS4 Owners Beware the New Message Hack

Multiple PS4 owners have confirmed that a text-message exploit is being used to brick players consoles, which requires a factory reset to get the system working again.

Although a copious amount of users have claimed that they were hit by the attack, Sony has not confirmed the reports or given any comment on the subject. To make sure PS4 owners keep their consoles safe, many are suggesting that players switch their messaging settings to “Friends Only” or the more drastic option of not being able to receive messages at all.

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PS4 – Protect Your Console

Currently, there is no known way to stop the attack once it has been initiated. Reports can be found all over the PS4 subreddit and many include the same information. The message-based attack seems to be similar to those seen on other mobile platforms where a message containing a string of characters has the ability to shut down the platform.

To ensure players keep their consoles safe, messages can be managed from a web browser or the PlayStation smart-phone app. These methods seem to be the best way to prevent opening up the message and ruining an expensive console with the exploit.

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If you’re worried about your console and don’t have access to a web browser or the smart-phone app, you can change the messaging settings right from the console. First, go to the Settings tab, then Account Management, and finally click on Privacy Settings to find the option.

In one thread a user explains his team receiving the message while playing the popular shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Everyone on the teams consoles were almost immediately bricked and apparently the accounts that sent the message have yet to be banned by either Sony or Ubisoft.

We here at Gigamax Games are always playing our PS4’s so we will be sure to keep a close eye on this this situation. Be sure to keep checking back with GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Playlist Page

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the last part of the Tomb Raider trilogy. The story follows Lara Croft’s life from the beginning of her Tomb Raiding ways. Now, with Lara Croft grown and battle-hardened, the violence gets turned up and the epic story can evolve. Come find the latest gameplay right here in the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Playlist.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider [PlayStation 4] with Gigamax Games

Even though the game looks gorgeous and is exhilarating at parts, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is lacking on that “wow” factor. The game feels a little worn out and a little too similar to the first two. The puzzles are fun but the action has a tendency to die down, leaving the gamer facing a string of slow-paced sections of the story. In a Tomb Raider where Lara Croft is supposed to be at her most fierce, the game includes a little too much hand holding.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider might have some drawbacks but one aspect of the game that can’t be faulted is its graphics. From the very beginning, it becomes clear that this game is going to be a knockout. Its rich jungle environment allows for plenty of incredible encounters and offers stunning natural formations to admire. Each cutscene is memorable, crafted beautifully to leave a powerful impression. Still, with all these visual achievements, the game itself hasn’t impressed the Gigamax Games crew like the first two.

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Have you played Shadow of the Tomb Raider? Did you enjoy it? Let the Gigamax Games crew by commenting on the video or in the section at the bottom of this page!

Do you want to see more Shadow of the Tomb Raider? Leave a request and Gigs and Mack will at it to their list!

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Super Mario Party on Nintendo Switch Playlist

Super Mario Party is finally available for the Nintendo Switch. The Gigamax Games crew takes a brief look at what makes the Switch version unique and worth a gamers time. Besides its endearing, lovable board game like gameplay, Super Mario Party is one of the most frustrating Mario Party games to ever release.

Super Mario Party [Nintendo Switch] with Gigamax Games

Sticking with the spirit of the game, anything can happen after rolling the dice. Super Mario Party on the Switch is where minigames are played and friendships come to die. There’s no telling how a round will turn out. With so many new, unique items like the Alley Phone, even Bots on Normal can put a seasoned gamer in their place.


Is Super Mario Party worth the money? Before you buy, take a look at the Super Mario Party – Playlist with Gigamax Games and you decide. This beautiful take on Mario Party might not be for everyone. However, any old fans of the franchise will more than likely feel right at home in this world occupied by colorful maps and utter randomness.

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It means the world to everyone here at Gigamax Games that you took the time to watch. This will be the place to keep up with all the latest Super Mario Party videos. If you have a request, feel free to leave a comment on the video or at the bottom of this page and the Gigamax Games crew will add a new video to their list!

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Festival of the Lost Brings Tons of New Content to Destiny 2

October is here and Halloween is right around the corner. Bungie is celebrating with their annual Festival of the Lost event. The company teased this year’s festivities last week and has recently pulled back the curtain on what new activities and gear fans will be able to take part in and earn while the Halloween themed event is taking place.

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Festival of the Lost Details 

The biggest addition to Destiny 2 is that the Festival of the Lost brings a new PVE zone named “The Haunted Forest” which can either be tackled solo or with a fire team. Players will be able to take on what Bungie calls “Ghouls and Demons, who are spooking up a storm.” When Guardians jump into the area they will have 15 minutes to make it as far as they can with the difficulty ramping up the further they get.

On the tail end of Festival of the Lost players, will be able to complete a quest that has Guardians investigating the murder of the old Vestian Outpost Cryptarch, Master Ives. This new mission will net fans a Powerful piece of gear, but this quest won’t be available until the weekly reset on the October 30th.

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This year’s festivities have been put in the hands of the very capable Amanda Holiday, the Tower’s shipwright. She’s taken her time to decorate the Tower with a ton of Halloween themed flair and most importantly, she’ll hand out bounties which Guardians can complete to earn a new item called, Fragmented Souls. Players will be able to turn in these items for a variety of Festival of the Lost masks and a new Auto Rifle named, Horror Story. There will also be a number of new Triumphs to complete which are all related to the new activities.

Much like the Solstice of Heroes event that took place back in August, players will still be able to earn Steadfast Engrams by filling up their XP Bars, but during the event, they’ll also earn Ephemeral Engrams which give out themed rewards. These new items include sparrows, ships, ghost shells, and emotes. Ephemeral Engrams will also be sold by Tess but require Destiny 2’s paid currency, Silver. Holiday will also have a collection of goodies that players can purchase with Bright Dust.

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Guardians will be able to start their haunted adventure when Festival of the Lost kicks off on Tuesday, October 16th. The event will run until November 6th and even those without the Forsaken DLC will be able to participate in the celebration!

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Borderlands 2 VR: Pandora Is Back in a Big Way!

Coming December 14th, 2018, PlayStation VR owners can pick up a copy of Borderlands 2 VR. 2K and Gearbox Software announced that Borderlands 2 VR will bring the beloved game to the revolutionary virtual reality platform for the very first time. The critically-acclaimed shooter-looter on PlayStation VR will bring this lively world even closer to gamers hearts.

Borderlands 2 VR Makes an Old Game Feel Fresh

The news broke yesterday, 10/9/18, that Borderlands 2 would be getting yet another release. Except, this time it is going to be just a bit more exciting. Borderlands 2 gave gamers endless hours of enjoyment and bringing it into VR has the potential to refresh Pandora and make this 6-year-old game feel exciting all over again.

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Well, this is exciting!

Experience the Borderlands universe like never before. Players can open life-size chests filled with treasure, guns, and have the chance to inspect the world from every angle. The real-world aiming system will completely immerse anyone wearing that PlayStation VR headset in Borderlands 2. There’s no telling how intense the action will get when the world on the screen comes to life all around you.

New Perspective and Features

Borderlands 2 VR includes additional features not found in the original. One that has the potential to transform how players experience Borderlands 2 VR, besides the game actually being in VR, is the new “Bad Ass Mega Fun Time” (BAMF Time) ability. Gamers will be able to slow down time in order to give them the opportunity to set up their next attack. Players will also have access to a Teleport option, allowing them to transport themselves across Pandora with ease. However, even with the Teleport option being included, it doesn’t seem as though the world is going to be any less extraordinary to explore on foot or in a vehicle.

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Claptrap… in VR!

2K and Gearbox Software enhanced the Borderlands 2 VR experience as well, adding a first-person perspective when driving vehicles. Players will be able to navigate the landscape, accelerate and steer with the joystick and use their headset to aim the vehicles weapons. Furthermore, if players use motion controllers, they can interact with the menu systems in an entirely new way. Point, click, drag and drop, seamlessly flow through the menu system to save time so more can be spent playing Borderlands 2 VR.

Virtual Reality Gaming – The Future?

There are high hopes for the future of Virtual Reality in gaming and the technology is still only in its infancy when it comes to consumer headsets like the PlayStation VR. However, the headset is still capable of delivering a thrilling experience. Borderlands 2 is a massively popular title and bringing it to the PlayStation VR seems like it’s going to be a perfect match.

Stop by GigamaxGames.com in December to find Borderlands 2 VR gameplay. Find out how it performs on Sony’s consumer VR headset. Let’s hope it lives up to expectations or at least comes close. 

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Destiny 2 Last Wish Raid Gear – No Run Needed

Destiny 2 introduced their raid for Forsaken named, Last Wish. Guardians looking to jump in the raid early as they grind to 550 light or gamers that don’t want to wait around for a group have a chance to pick up raid gear without ever fighting an enemy.

The Gigamax Games crew streamed Destiny 2 and showed off how to find the raid chest hidden deep within the new Destiny 2 raid. Find your path through the complex labyrinth and make your Last Wish to get that raid gear.

Destiny 2: Forsaken – Last Wish – Get Raid Gear Without Running The Raid!

Gigamax Games streams every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube Live and Twitch. The updated stream schedule is available, here.

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Walking Dead: The Final Season Set To Be Completed

Skybound Entertainment, the studio owned and operated by The Walking Dead’s creator, Robert Kirkman, officially announced that they reached a deal with Telltale to complete the game Walking Dead: The Final Season.

“We’ve successfully negotiated with Telltale Games for our company Skybound to come in and see Season 4 of the Telltale game to completion,” said Kirkman during a panel at Comic-Con over the weekend. “We can’t lose Andrew Lincoln and Clementine in the same year.”

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Telltale and Skybound Entertainment have always worked together on the Telltale Walking Dead series, but after the studio announced it was closing its doors in September, many fans were concerned about Walking Dead: The Final Season’s fate.

Skybound also confirmed that it was working with a number of former Telltale employees that were originally making Walking Dead: The Final Season, but with over 200 employees laid off, this is a bittersweet announcement. According to reports, none of those fired were given severance and were never told that the company was going to be shut down prior to the day it closed.

While this is certainly an exciting announcement, there are plenty of details that need to be clarified about Skybound’s partnership with Telltale. “We’re currently ironing out some of the details as this is a pretty major deal, so we’ll have more info on the who/what/where/when/how very soon as those details are finalized,” the studio said. (https://bit.ly/2NtaHHX)

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“We appreciate your patience during this process. Thank you to the fans for being so supportive of this series and vocal about wanting to see Clementine’s story continue! We’re going to do right by you (and also for ourselves, because WE want to play it too!).” (https://bit.ly/2NtaHHX)

Unfortunately, Walking Dead: The Final Season was far from the only game Telltale was working on and it is hard to forget the poor choices that were made by the studio. Hopefully, some of the profits from the project will be used to properly compensate employees that were left blindsided by this terrible event. We here at Gigamax will continue to follow this story and report any new developments so be sure to keep checking back at GigamaxGames.com.

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Nintendo Entertainment System | Let’s Play Page

Nintendo Entertainment System available now on Nintendo Switch online. Gamers have access to dozens on classic Nintendo games with their $20 a year subscription.

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Nintendo turns off the ability for gamers to play online for free. The recent update now charges people $20 a year for the Nintendo Online service. Many gamers were upset to hear that the service is going to start costing them but Nintendo didn’t forget to add special something to sweeten the deal. People can now access the Nintendo Entertainment System on the hybrid console.

Gigs and Mack dive right into the pool of classic games Nintendo fans have at their disposal. There are more games expected to be added in the future so be sure to stop by the Nintendo Entertainment System playlist to keep!

Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch

It’s amazing having the chance to revisit these amazing games. No downloads needed, they’re all just waiting to be played. Being able to see where modern video games came from is an incredible reminder of just how far the industry has come and where it might be going. There’s no telling what the future holds for the games and consoles.

Have Any Requests?

With so many classic titles to choose from, the Gigamax Games crew needs your help. Comment your favorite game included in the Nintendo Entertainment System for the Switch and Gigs and Mack will start playing! Have a game request that’s not available on the Switch? Let Gigamax Games know anyway and the crew will be sure to pick it up and start making videos!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. It means the world to everyone here at Gigamax Games. Don’t forget to check back on YouTube every week for new videos and GigamaxGames.com for video game news, reviews, and industry updates!

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