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Original Team Behind Earthworm Jim Have Another Game In The Works

Fans of retro games can rejoice. A new Earthworm Jim game is on the way and it's being developed by the series original team.

The new title is being developed by ten of the original programmers, artists, audio team, and level designers. While the full team has yet to be revealed, it is most likely comprised of Doug TenNapel, David Perry, Tommy Tallarico, Nick Bruty, Mike Dietz, Tom Tanaka, and Joey Kuras, the original members of the Earthwork Jim team.

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Earthworm Jim Making a Comeback

The new game is being exclusively developed for the Intellivision Amico, a new console that is due to release in October 2020, essentially a remaster of the console from the 1980s. The composer and sound designer for the original Earthworm Jim games, Tommy Tallarico, is the CEO and President of Intellivision Entertainment.

Fans first look at the new Earthworm Jim title will come in the form of a livestream on May 4th at noon PT. The team will hold a design meeting and discuss their vision for the game during the stream.



“We have been talking about this moment for many years, it’s a dream come true to finally get the entire team back together. We’re looking forward to sharing a small part of our reunion and initial design meeting with fans from around the world,” said Tommy Tallarico in a press release.

Although the announcement doesn't offer any information on what the new Earthworm Jim might play like, knowing the nature of the console it will probably play like the originals. The launch of the Intellivision Amico is still a ways off so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Video Game Releases 2019: Month by Month

Nearly halfway through 2019, it has already been an incredible year for video game releases. There have been some sleeper hits as well as hyped up games that fell incredibly short. In today’s current environment, it seems like there is a massive new video game release every week. With so many titles being announced every day, this list is here to help gamers stay on top of all the latest and upcoming video game releases in 2019.

Every month Gigamax Games will be revisiting and updating this list. Be sure to check back here to keep up with the latest 2019 video game releases.

Video game releases with a * in front of their name are Gigamax Games top picks.

2019 Video Game Releases, Month by Month

March 2019 Video Game Release Dates

March brought with it games like Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Yoshi’s Crafted World. All of these games had a massive marketing presence but there are plenty of titles that flew under the radar.

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  • Dead or Alive 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 1
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (PC, Mac, Lin, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) - March 1
  • Left Alive (PS4, PC) - March 5
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) - March 7
  • *Devil May Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 8th, 2019
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn (3DS) - March 8th, 2019
  • Lego Marvel Collection (PS4, Xbox One) - March 12th, 2019)
  • *The Division 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 15th, 2019
  • Super Robot Wars T (Switch, PS4) - March 20th, 2019
  • The Sinking City (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 21st, 2019
  • *Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 22nd, 2019
  • Tropico 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 29th, 2019
  • *Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) - March 29th, 2019
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - March 2th, 2019



April 2019 Video Game Releases

April gave gamers an eclectic mix of indie games that each deserves recognition. Along with these stand-out indie games, it will be time for gamers to see if some of these AAA games live up to the hype.

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  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (Switch, PC) - April 5th, 2019
  • Shovel Knight: Showdown (PC, Mac, Lin, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox One) - April 9th, 2019
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Switch) - April**
  • Dauntless (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One) - April**
  • Super Crate Box - April**
  • Nintendo Labo: VR Kit (Switch) - April 12th, 2019
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Xbox One, Switch) - April 16th, 2019
  • *World War Z (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - April 16th, 2019
  • *Katana Zero - April 18th, 2019
  • *Cuphead (Nintendo Switch) - April 18th, 2019
  • Our World Is Ended (PS4) - April 19th
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch) - April 23rd, 2019
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC) - April 23rd, 2019
  • Days Gone (PS4) - April 26th, 2019
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Xbox One, Switch) - April 30th, 2019



May 2019 Video Game Releases

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PC gamers that want a chance to play Yakuza Kiwami 2 have a reason to celebrate this month. Also, those that own a Switch have the chance to snag Assassin's Creed III Remastered: Liberation Remastered. With few massive releases, there are some incredible remasters making their way onto new consoles which will absolutely keep gamers entertained until the next avalanche of AAA games begins to make their way to the market.

  • *Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC) - May 9th, 2019
  • *Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - May 9th
  • Rage 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - May 14th, 2019
  • Cytus Alpha (Switch) - May 14th, 2019
  • Darkwood (Switch) - May 16th, 2019
  • Team Sonic Racing (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - May 21st, 2019
  • *Resident Evil (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
  • *Resident Evil 4 (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
  • *Resident Evil Zero (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
  • Assassin's Creed III Remastered/Liberation Remastered (Switch) - May 21st, 2019
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) - May 23rd, 2019

June 2019 Video Game Releases

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Fallout 76 Update Adds New Faction & Item

Despite the critical response to Fallout 76, Bethesda continues supporting their take on a live-service shooter. The next update to Appalachia (Patch 9) is hitting the game on May 7th, introducing a new faction and an item to help increase carry weight.

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Bethesda has titled the update 'Ever Upwards', which is the motto of the Pioneer Scouts. Unfortunately, the nukes dropping have led to a sharp decline in the number of new Pioneer Scout recruits so the club is taking anyone willing to join. Players who would like to join the faction should visit Train Stations.

Fallout 76 Welcomes New Pioneers

After joining the Pioneer Scouts, players are able to earn a number of badges related to archery, cooking, swimming, and more. These badges are then taken to a Pioneer Scout vending machine for new C.A.M.P Items and a variety of other loot. Players who attain Possum Rank will get the opportunity to earn tougher badges and their first backpack.

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Backpacks are a brand new item being introduced in the Ever Upwards patch. Bethesda has yet to specify exactly how much weight the backpack will add, but they did say it can be outfitted with a variety of mods including: carry capacity, damage resistance, a refrigeration unit, and more.

Bethesda recently released Patch 8.5 that added the controversial repair kits that can be obtained via micro transactions and a brand new way to take pictures of the environment. For more on Fallout 76 be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.

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Epic Claims They Will Stop Pursuing Exclusives If Steam Gives Developers A Bigger Cut

The CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, has given Steam an ultimatum. If Valve offers the same compensation that Epic does for their titles, then they will stop signing exclusivity deals that keep games off of Steam.


"If Steam committed to a permanent 88% revenue share for all developers and publishers without major strings attached, Epic would hastily organize a retreat from exclusives (while honoring our partner commitments) and consider putting our own games on Steam," Sweeney wrote. "Such a move would be a glorious moment in the history of PC gaming, and would have a sweeping impact on other platforms for generations to come."

Epic Store Pays Better

Recently, many developers have been leaving Steam and signing exclusivity deals with Epic Games. One of the first games to make this move was the hit indie game, Ashen, which was then followed by AAA titles Metro Exodus and Borderlands 3. Ubisoft has almost completely left Steam and entered into a partnership with the Epic Games Store, moving its major PC releases to the platform starting with The Division 2.

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Fans have certainly shown their discontent for this practice, particularly when games are moved from one store to another during the pre-order phase. Many have taken to various social media platforms to show their discontent while others have taken to "review bombing" games that have previous titles in the series such as Metro: Last Light and Metro 2033.


The brutal reactions from Steam users and Valve's slow response to the review bombings have led to criticism from the developers themselves. "Ironically, that this misuse is possible and that Steam has no interest in correcting this misuse makes me kind of happy about 2K's decision and makes me want to reconsider Gearbox Publishing's current posture on the platform," Gearbox studio head Randy Pitchford wrote.

Competition breeds innovation. Epic Games Store is offering creators better deals and Steam and its community is losing out on some key titles. Only time will tell if Steam decides to revisit their revenue sharing structure but until then, Epic Games will continue working on accumulating as many exclusives as they see fit. Be sure to stick and check back on GigamaxGames.com. for all the latest gaming news and video game industry updates!

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Shiny Meltan Returning To Pokemon Go For A Limited Time

For trainers that missed their chance to catch a Shiny Meltan back in February, Niantic is offering up a second opportunity. The Meltan themed event is returning to the game on Wednesday, April 24th, where fans can add this elusive Shiny Mythical Beast to their collection.

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Meltan is Back!

Meltan is unique in Pokemon Go due to the fact that trainers need a specific item known as a Mystery Box in order to summon the monster. Normally, after opening the Mystery Box players have 30 minutes to catch as many Meltan as they can find, then after the allotted time, they need to wait another 7 days before opening the box again. During the Meltan event, Niantic has decreased the box spawn time from 7 days to only 3 days, allowing fans to catch way more monsters than they could before.

Players will have a chance to catch a Shiny Meltan every time they open the Mystery Box. This beast can be distinguished by its darker head and blue tail. Trainers that are able to capture a Shiny Meltan can evolve the monster into a Shiny Melmetal. Unfortunately, players will only have until May 5th to capture a Shiny Meltan, so act quickly if you'd like to capture one.

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Niantic is not waiting long after the Meltan event ends to host their next Community Day event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th. This time around Community Day will focus on the Gen 3 starter, Torchic. Players will also be able to earn triple the amount of Stardust during May's Community Day event.

For more on Pokemon Go be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!

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How to Defeat the Top 7 Most Difficult Bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

If you guys haven’t heard by now, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, is not only destroying the gaming scene, but it is also, I daresay, destroying gaming controllers near you.

Sekiro was made by From Software, which is also responsible for the hell that is the Dark Souls franchise which we all know and love…to hate. With complex controls and even more complex enemies, Sekiro takes you for a ride like you’ve never seen in the ‘Sengoku Period’ of Japan.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Boss Guide

In this article, we show you how to defeat the top 7 most difficult bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. If you haven’t played this game yet, be advised, this article WILL contain spoilers, and blood…lots of blood.

1. Guardian Ape/Headless Ape

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Location: Sunken Valley – Bodhisattva Valley

Rewards: Memory: Guardian Ape (Strength Upgrade), Slender Finger

Strategy: This boss contains two phases.

Phase 1: The Monkey

  • He is not able to block your attacks
  • Avoid his high damage grapples
    • 1st grapple – contains a sweep attack that can only be dodged by jumping.
    • 2nd grapple – he charges at you then bodyslams.
  • As red attack icon shows, remember to always jump
  • Best strat is to stun with FireCrackers every 20-ish seconds
  • Once stunned:
    • Run behind him and throw as many standard sword attacks as you can
    • Combat arts are too slow
  • When he staggers, keep hitting him until he runs away
    • This occurs 3 times
  • He can fart poison and throw poisonous poo at you
    • Keep antidotes in your quick items

You cut his head off…then what?

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Phase 2: The Headless Monkey and his Huge Sword

  • Contains completely new move set and becomes a lot more powerful
  • Only 2 moves that give you an opening to attack
    • First move – He raises his sword in the air attacking from top to bottom
      • DEFLECT it as soon as it lands. He staggers as you stand below his belly attacking him as quickly as possible.
    • Second move – he leaps forward attempting a single powerful strike
      • Jump over him then land 2-3 basic attacks before blocking again.
  • Avoid the headless ape unless he uses these two moves
  • If the ape jumps in the air, prepare to jump as he comes back down
  • You can also jump over his area-wide sweep attack after he lands the jump
  • Lastly, make sure to have the pacifying agent consumable handy
    • He will instantly kill you if your terror gauge fills up.
    • Avoid the red terror fog by unlocking the camera from your enemy and run away!

It’s ok…we won’t judge you.



2. Headless Ape and his Lady

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Location: Ashina Depths

Rewards: Bestowal Ninjutsu, Guardian Ape Immortality Severed Trophy/ Achievement, 2 x Prayer Beads

Strategy:

  • Same as second phase headless ape, but slower
  • Contains two health bars that deplete quicker as you are stronger by this point
  • He’s slower and doesn’t attack as often as before
    • Block his chain attacks then go crazy with basic attacks as you revolve around him.
    • Since he’s slow to turn around, you can really get some damage in
  • After you deplete his first health bar, he will run away to call his lady
    • Attack him while he’s calling
  • The second ape is very weak
    • Throw Firecrackers at her then go for the instant execution
  • Again, repeat the same process as before with the headless ape
  • Be sure to run away when he uses the red terror mist
  • Once he’s defeated, execute him one more time to rip out his spine.

Easier said than done right?


3. Great Shinobi Owl

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Locations: Ashina Castle – Upper Tower

Note: To unlock this ruthless battle, once reaching the tower rooftop, you can choose to “break the iron code and stay loyal to Kuro.”

Reward: Memory: Great Shinobi (Attack Upgrade), Aromatic Branch

Strategy:

  • Contains Several heavy attacks that leaves him vulnerable when dodged perfectly
  • If he attacks from the left w/ sword
    • Dodge forward left
  • If he attacks from the right w/ sword
    • Dodge forward right
  • Dodge under his sword to get behind him > Whirlwind Slash Combat Art > Repeat
  • When he jumps in the air
    • Dodge forward twice to get behind him > hack away
  • If you’re low on health  
    • Use Firecrackers to stun him so you can heal
  • Try to stay close to him as he will quickly run after you if you try to run away
  • Repeat Whirlwind Slash as you dodge his attacks

Phase 2 – Poison and Smoke

  • Attack him as he’s about to use smoke as he’s vulnerable
    • When he uses poison
      • Stay away from the poisoned area
      • Block attacks until poisoned area vanishes
  • Same dodge and attack strat applies in the second phase

Take that, Dad!


4. ‘True’ Corrupted Monk

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Location: Fountainhead Palace

Note: To unlock this fight, you must have chosen to stay loyal to Kuro after defeating the Great Shinobi Owl. Exhaust the dialogue between you and Kuro then head to the Ashina Depths > Wedding Cave Door. Can be transported to Fountainhead Palace from the tent.

Rewards: Memory: True Monk (Attack Upgrade), Dragon’s Tally Board (Unlocks New Items in Merchant Shops), “Corrupted Monk” trophy / achievement.

Strategy:

  • The True Corrupted Monk has 3 lives
  • The first two lives can behind taken quickly from stealth kills in the trees.
    • Once you enter the arena
      • Grapple onto the tree branch on the right > onto the second > then the third branch behind him.
      • If you’re fast enough that he doesn’t notice, you can stealth kill him.
      • Immediately grapple back to the trees as he enters his second phase.
      • Stealth kill him again from the middle tree branch.
        • He will be invisible but will be standing in the middle of the bridge.
        • You will need to be very fast.
    • One life left
      • Throw Firecrackers > normal attack from behind > Firecrackers > Repeat
      • 8 Firecrackers should be enough to kill him for good.
      • Otherwise, you can run away from his spinning attacks > hit him once > repeat.
  • Useful items
    • Ako’s Suger
    • Ungo’s Sugar
  • Mortal Blade Combat Art is quick useful for this fight as it contains unblockable damage.

5. Isshin Ashina

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Location: Ashina Castle – Upper Tower

Rewards: Memory: Isshin Ashina (Attack Upgrade), One Mind Skill (Combat Art), Shura Ending

Strategy: This fight begins immediately after defeating Emma.

  • Use the Shadow Rush Combat Art for this fight
  • Memorize the following:
    • Stand where he can’t hit you but close enough where your attack can connect
    • Use Shadow Rush
    • Jump Back
    • Run Away
    • Repeat
  • Isshin cannot block this

Second Phase:

  • Isshin starts to use fire moves
    • Straight fire shot – just run to the side
      • Wide fire shot – stay behind fire and charge Shadowrush once
      • Flames Everywhere! – Stand where there are no flames then jump towards Isshin as he will be attacking you immediately. This will dodge the attack.
      • Use this time to get behind him and attack him a few times.
  • Useful Items:
    • Pellets
    • Ako’s Sugar

6. Demon of Hatred

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Location: Ashina Outskirts

Note: Spawns after you’ve defeated the Divine Dragon.

Another note: This dude totally sucks.

Rewards: Memory: Hatred Demon (Attack Power Up), 2 x Lapis Lazuli (highest-grade upgrade material)

Strategy:

  • 3 Health Bars
  • Will kill you in two hits
  • Always stay aggressive and close to the Demon. Never run away.
  • He does huge AOE fire damage if you aren’t sticking right to him.
  • Contains 3 phases of melee and ranged fire attacks
    • If you stay close, these phases won’t be too drastic
  • RUN
    • Run towards the enemy until you are in range to strike
    • Always run to the right.
    • Keep running until the Demon does his fiery melee attack
    • If you are close enough, it will always miss.
    • After he misses, run behind him to the right > hit him twice then let him jump away.
    • RUN towards him again and to the right.
    • Let him miss his attack
    • Run around him to the right > hit him twice
    • Repeat
    • Once behind him, 2-3 safe attacks then prepare to evade surprise attacks
  • Never try to dodge his attacks
  • Always run
  • Keep lock onto the Demon at all times
  • On the third phase
    • Use Malcontent Whistle
      • Stuns him up to 3 times in a row taking 60% of his health
  • The Demon of Hatred has insane AOE attacks that are practically impossible to dodge if you’re too far away from him.
  • Stick to the aggressive strat.
  • Check out this SUPER CHEESE Strategy to defeat The Demon of Hatred.

7. Isshin, The Sword Saint

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Location: Ashina Castle – Ashina Reservoir

Note: If you don’t pick the Shura Ending, then you’ll get this bad boy in all 3 of the OTHER endings. So…have fun with this one.

Rewards: Memory: Saint Isshin (Attack Up), Dragon Flash (Skill Combat Art)

Strategy:

  • Useful Items
    • 10 x Healing Gourd
    • 3 x Pellet
    • 1 x Divine Grass
  • 4 Phases
    • First Phase: Genichiro
  • Quick to kill
  • Remember to keep attacking him unless…
    • He jumps
    • You see him deflect (orange flash)
      • Only Jump away for red-warnings
  • Run Behind him > attack from behind
  • Once he deflects your attacks, counter his
  • After you counter, attack until he deflects
  • Repeat

Second Phase: Isshin (Sword Only)

  • Break his posture quickly
    • Always attack twice then deflect > repeat
      • He will always deflect after two hits
    • He does 3-5 sword strikes always ending with a strike upwards
  • He sheaths his sword for sweep attack
    • Run away to the left to get out of reach
    • Quickly get behind him
  • He pushes you away to stab
    • Mikiri counter the stab to break his posture quicker
  • Breaking his posture is more crucial than health depletion
  • Alternatively, you can use Shadowrush Combat Art

Third Phase

  • Always run to the right
  • Isshin jumps
    • You run towards him on the right side to get behind him
    • One stab from behind then run away > repeat
  • Only attack when he jumps > hit him once > run away > repeat
  • Refrains from trying to block any of his moves
  • Just run in wide circles to the right
    • He will miss if you do this
  • You will need to be far enough away from him so he uses this jump action

Fourth Phase

  • Same as Phase 3
  • Exploit the jump attacks and hit him once > repeat

A Breath of Life

In this article, we explained the nitty-gritty details of how to defeat the top 7 most difficult bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Along with some cheesy strategies of course.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an amazing game with an equally impressive storyline and gameplay. We had such a phenomenal time exploring this world and every boss that got in the way of it.

We hope this guide was helpful to you and look forward to hearing what you guys think!

Special thanks to OffGamers for the guest blog submission! Read more by OffGamers!

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Apex Legends Update: New Buffs & Nerfs

Apex Legends latest patch introduced fan requested armor for two characters, a new bonus XP event, and tweaked a bunch of the weapons to make them a more viable choice for combat. The patch has already gone live so players are free to experiment with all the latest changes.

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According to the patch notes that have been posted on the Apex Legends Subreddit, the biggest changes have been introduced to both Caustic and Gibraltar. According to the community manager behind the game, Jay Frechette, these two characters as well as Pathfinder were taking more damage than other heroes because of their increased hitboxes. Readjusting them worked for Pathfinder, but Caustic and Gibraltar were still at a noticeable disadvantage. To compensate for this, the team added a 10% armor bonus passive ability to the two characters, which is known as Fortified. They also received a variety of other tweaks to make them more competitive in the meta.

Apex Legends Update: "But Wait, There's More!"

On top of those changes, Respawn added a way for players to earn more XP for their Battle Pass. Fans will notice that their first top 5 of the day will net them a whole Battle Pass tier, which can be taken advantage of every day until the bonus XP event is over.

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Other changes include weapon buffs for the Longbow DMR and the Havoc as well as nerfs for the G7 Scout, Wingman, and Spitfire. Respawn Entertainment has also increased the speed of the jump ship.

In Other Apex Legends News...

In other Apex news, Project Lead Drew McCoy recently said that there is no plan to bring the game to the Switch, but commented that it isn't out of the realm of possibility. For all the latest on Apex Legends, be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!

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Who’s Ready for PlayStation 5? New Details Emerge

In an exclusive interview with Wired, lead system architect for the PS4, Mark Cerny opened up about details surrounding Sony’s upcoming console, PlayStation 5. He boasts that PS5 will not just be an updated version of the PS4 but instead would be an entirely new console. The new console will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSDs, and backward compatibility with PlayStation 4 games.

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Sony has been developing PlayStation 5 for the past four years. Cerny said, “... It allows for fundamental changes in what a game can be.” While sitting down for the interview, the question was raised if it will actually be called “PlayStation 5”. The answer is unclear and Cerny insisted on referring to it as the “next-gen console,” however, there’s a decent chance Sony will continue with tradition.

“PlayStation 5” Hardware and Specs

All the new hardware included in PlayStation 5 will create a console that more closely resembles a high-end gaming PC rather than a home gaming console. It sports an eight-core CPU which is “based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware” according to insight shared by The Verge.

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For those that aren’t fluent in advanced gaming hardware, all this new tech means ray-tracing graphics will be coming to a game console for the very first time. Ray-tracing is a way to render and generate an image by turning a path of light into pixels in an image plane which improves how the virtual objects appear when moving through its environment. Even though it is extremely demanding in terms of hardware, it creates higher quality graphics, improving realism. PS5 will be able to support 8K graphics at release but just like 4K, it will require a TV that supports this resolution in order to experience all of these visual improvements.

IGN Breakdown of PS5 Details



Replacing the hard drive with an SDD will also have a tremendous impact on a person's gaming experience. The demo PS5 that Wired tested showed a massive improvement in load times. Fast-traveling in Spider-Man on a PS5 devkit took only 0.8 seconds when compared to 15 seconds on a PS4. Calling this a massive decrease is an understatement. No gamer likes loading screens and it looks like in a couple years, this won’t be a worry any longer.

Beyond graphics, Sony doesn’t want people to overlook the 3D audio feature. This upgrade is expected to create a much more immersive gaming experience on TV speakers as well as headphones. Anyone that played Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice knows immersive audio can elevate an entire gaming experience.

Don’t Underestimate 3D Audio

Those that didn’t have a chance to play Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice and live through that audio masterpiece will have another opportunity to play it Sony’s next console. Mark Cerny was clear on the fact that PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games. This is a spectacular surprise for PlayStation fans. Now, gamers won’t have to sit and wait for games to release on PlayStation 5 as many had to do when PS4 first released. The company is promising that fans can expect a slow transition as new games will release on both PS4 and PS5 simultaneously. Gamers that want to pick up the new console day one will be able to play all their old games and pick up all the new releases along the way.

There were few details on any new PSVR hardware but it was stated that the current PSVR headset will be compatible with the next-gen console.

Development kits are currently in circulation so developers can begin working on new software.

This exclusive interview with Wired offered up a lot of exciting details about PlayStation 5 but no release date was revealed. However, Cerny did state that the new console will not release in 2019. There is a slim chance that PS5 will make any kind of appearance at E3 2019 as well since Sony is sitting this year out. Details are expected to continue trickling out of Sony for the rest of the year and leading up until its release. Rumors suggest that a 2020 release is a possibility but no official word has reached the press. Be sure to stick around and stop by GigamaxGames.com for the latest news and announcements surrounding the development of PlayStation 5.

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Cory Barlog Confirms No DLC For God of War

God of War was one of the biggest critical and economical video game success stories from last year. Sony has no plans for an expansion to last year's Game of the Year title. Cory Barlog, Director for God of War, confirmed this today on Twitter.

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What's Next for God of War?

"There is no DLC coming for the game. Sorry," said Barlog on Twitter. This was in response to a separate tweet that seemingly teased a new God of War announcement. Barlog wanted to clear up any confusion and confirm that this message was referencing the game's anniversary celebration.


It has already been confirmed that fans will receive a free PS4 theme and avatar set, and Barlog teased that even more was on the way. But this announcement won't be related to God of War DLC.

DLC is "Too Ambitious"

Barlog spoke earlier this year to Kinda Funny and said that he was interested in making a DLC, but he was told it was too ambitious and the idea was ultimately scrapped.

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It was allegedly going to be similar to the huge story expansions that both Last of Us and Uncharted 4 received, which warranted their own stand-alone expansions. "It would [have] ended up being its own thing," Barlog said of the God of War expansion we'll never see. "Rightfully so, everybody said, 'Dude, this is crazy, this isn't DLC, this is a little too big."

The future of God of War is still out of focus. It's not clear what the developers have planned to keep God of War alive. However, the Gigamax Games crew will be keeping a close eye on any announcements. Be sure to visit GigamaxGames.com again soon for the latest gaming news!

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Posts Impressive Sales Numbers

The latest unforgiving entry made by From Software, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, appears to be a critical and economic success. Activision, the publisher of the title revealed the sales numbers for the game so far, showing that Sekiro has already sold over two million copies.

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Over 2 Million People Love To Torture Themselves

This news is pulled from a post on Activision's website that reveals Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sold two million copies across all of its platforms including Xbox One, PC, and PS4 in only 10 days. The announcement was also quick to note that the game was sitting at a 90 Metacritic rating across all platforms as well.

Sekiro Pulls an Audience

Sekiro was a massive hit on Twitch as well. It brought in 631 million minutes watched on its launch weekend. In only a week the title went on to be viewed for 1.1 billion minutes.

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Activision's VP of Product Management and Marketing, Michelle Fonseca, was impressed by players love of the game. "The fans have made Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice one of the most incredible game launches of 2019 thus far," Fonseca said. "The game has performed well on all platforms including PC and we’re excited by the continued support from gamers and critics alike. It has been gratifying to see the enjoyment from fans when they overcome each challenge."

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is currently out on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. If you're in the mood for a challenging but rewarding game we highly recommend you check it out! For all the latest on all things From Software be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com.

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