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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS

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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS

Death Stranding is easily one of the most anticipated games right now, but information on the PlayStation exclusive's numerous systems and gameplay has been scarce up to this point.

Director and all-around gaming visionary Hideo Kojima (yes, I'm a bit of a fan) took to the stage at this year's Toky Game Show to show off an expanded look at what players can expect when the game releases. Check it out below!

The gameplay presentation (only in Japanese at this stage) revealed plenty of new details including more on the connected nature of the game's world and how players will impact each other's experience. In a similar vein to the message system in Dark Souls, players will be able to leave objects in the world, like ladders to aid other players on their mission. While traversing the game's word, you'll also stumble upon the lost cargo of other players and post boxes which may contain helpful items left behind by others.

Kojima is notorious for having some out-there systems and gameplay, and it looks like Death Stranding will double down on this in every way. From the huge amount of celebrity cameos to the fact that you can give yourself a massage in the game, it's clear Death Stranding is being developed by a passionate team.

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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3

OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3

System Shock 3 developer, OtherSide has released some new pre-alpha gameplay of the upcoming title.

The footage features some taunting dialogue from the rogue AI system known as SHODAN, as well as some of her nightmarish creations.

Throughout the game, players will be able to explore the ship however they want, while specialising in stealth, hacking, melee and other abilities.

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Control update fixes major performance issues

Control update fixes major performance issues

Remedy's Control released to positive reception among both players and critics alike, with our reviewer Baz stating that "Control is a mesmerising dive into the warped world of the supernatural that sets a new high bar for world design alongside its bizarre, yet compelling story, and power fantasy combat."

Despite receiving high scores, the game previously suffered from terrible performance issues across all platforms. Thankfully, Remedy is now rolling out a significant update which should see some much-needed stability fixes to the slideshow-like framerate. The update is out now on PlayStation 4 and is coming soon to the Xbox One and PC versions.

In a blog post on Remedys website, the studio states that they have "improved general frame-rate performance through optimisations made to multiple systems and content" and have also added the ability for players to toggle the games motion blur and film grain effects on and off

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Rage 2's first expansion releases this month

Rage 2's first expansion releases this month

Rage 2's first expansion, titled Rise of the Ghosts, is releasing on September 26th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

The expansion was first teased at Bethesda's 2019 E3 Showcase, but developer Avalanche Studios has now confirmed more details.

A brand new story will be introduced to the game and will be set in a new region called The Overgrown City. It will feature a new enemy faction called The Ghosts.

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New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS

New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS

With this year's Tokyo Game Show scheduled to run from the 12-15 of September, Square Enix has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, titled Re Mind.

[i[Re Mind is a free update (free DLC? isn't that a swear word for investors?) and will see Sora and friends travelling to a familiar realm as they face off against the mysterious Organisation XIII. Square has stated that the DLC will include a new battle form, new bosses and enemies and more Keyblades. Additionally, you'll also be able to switch to series regulars Aqua, Riku and Roxas during some of the new battles.

Check out the trailer below for a better look at the Re Mind content!

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Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title

Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title

A new trailer for Capcom's Project Resistance has debuted ahead of Tokyo Game Show, and looks to be a successor to Resident Evil: Outbreak.

The trailer depicts four characters in a laboratory environment [though, one that's not a particularly sterile] facing off against waves of zombies, lickers and other foes.

While not actual gameplay footage, it does lend credence to the fan-theory that the teased project would be co-operative, and perhaps following on from Outbreak.

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Death Stranding gets 'Very Easy' mode for movie fans

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Death Stranding gets 'Very Easy' mode for movie fans

Hideo Kojima isn't just thinking of gamers when it comes to who will play Death Stranding – he thinks movie goers will be playing the game as well.

The game will include a 'Very Easy Mode' for those that don't normally play video games. Kojima believes a number of people will buy the game purely to see the performances of actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lea Seydoux.

In addition to the big names headlining the game, Death Stranding is expected to feature a number of cameos, with director Guillermo Del Toro already appearing in the game, as well as games industry veteran and Kojima fan-club president, Geoff Keighley.

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New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month

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New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month

It's time to refuel the bike and head back to the Pacific Northwest. PlayStation 4 exclusive, Days Gone is set to receive an update next week which will add a New Game Plus mode, allowing players to play through the story again with "previously earned weapons, bike upgrades, NERO boosters, skills, recipes, encampment trust and credits, collectibles, and trophy progress unlocked from the beginning."

Announced on the PlayStation Blog, New Game Plus will arrive on September 13 and can be initiated from any saved game, provided the "I'm Never Giving Up" storyline has been completed. Players will have access to all of the previous difficulties along with two new ones in the form of "Hard II" and "Survival II". Both new difficulties can be played by new players too, but you'll probably want to start with one a tad easier for your first time through.

On top of New Game Plus, the update will also feature new trophies, "Including one related to a mysterious new weapon from an agent that only operates in the shadows." The weapon in question looks to be the MB-150 sniper rifle, which appeared in a couple of the previous Syphon Filter games, which were also developed by Sony Bend.

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Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles

Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles

The critically acclaimed Return of the Obra Dinn is coming to consoles later this year.

News came originally as part of yesterday's Nintendo Direct, however developer Lucas Pope has since clarified that the title will be coming to all major console platforms.

The ports are being handled by Warp Digital, which is tasked with converting a 1-bit 800x450 game – a task that Pope noted is "harder than it might look."

Friday 13 September

Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS
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Massive chunk of Death Stranding gameplay shown at TGS
I'm still confused, but more excited than ever.
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Thursday 12 September

Greedfall Review
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Greedfall Review
Can Spiders fill the massive Bioware void we're all feeling right now?
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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3
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OtherSide reveals pre-alpha footage for System Shock 3
SHODAN has been busy.

Wednesday 11 September

Control update fixes major performance issues
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Control update fixes major performance issues
Out now on PS4 and coming soon on Xbox One & PC.
Rage 2's first expansion releases this month
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Rage 2's first expansion releases this month
Give rise to the ghosts.

Tuesday 10 September

New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS
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New trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC drops ahead of TGS
Freindly Re Minder to re-install
Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title
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Project Resistance looks to be a team-based RE title
From multiplayer to multi-slayer.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review
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Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Review
Evolution deniers turn back now...
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review
“Just because something works, doesn’t mean it can’t be improved.”
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Friday 6 September

New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month
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New Game Plus coming to Days Gone this month
New difficulties and trophies also being added
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Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles
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Return of the Obra Dinn coming to consoles
High seas & mysteries.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Review
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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Review
Can Supermassive top the hugely successful Until Dawn?

Thursday 5 September

Ghostwire: Tokyo's creative director leaves studio
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Ghostwire: Tokyo's creative director leaves studio
Heading off to a "new world"
It looks like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Rogue are coming to Switch
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It looks like Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Rogue are coming to Switch
What shall we do with a shrunken sailor?
Overwatch is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch
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Overwatch is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch
“Ah, this old dog still knows a few tricks!”
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Wednesday 4 September

Tuesday 3 September

WoW Classic: First Impressions
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WoW Classic: First Impressions
Getting back to basics.

Monday 2 September

Gearbox reveals Borderlands 3 endgame content
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Gearbox reveals Borderlands 3 endgame content
The gift that keeps giving
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CD Projekt Red drops new gameplay for Cyberpunk 2077
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CD Projekt Red drops new gameplay for Cyberpunk 2077
15 minutes of hackery.

Friday 30 August

Blizzard sues mobile game after "brazen rip off"
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Blizzard sues mobile game after "brazen rip off"
If only they'd copied Starcraft instead.
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Thursday 29 August

Cyberpunk 2077 character customisation will not feature gender options
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Cyberpunk 2077 character customisation will not feature gender options
Players will have freedom to mix and match voice, body type and more
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Astral Chain Review
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Astral Chain Review
This one has cult-classic written all over it!
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Telltale Games rises from the dead... sort of
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Telltale Games rises from the dead... sort of
Living to tell another tale.
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Wednesday 28 August

The Mortal Kombat movie casts its Kano and Sonya Blade
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The Mortal Kombat movie casts its Kano and Sonya Blade
"Let's have ourselves a do-over"