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  • Gran Turismo Sport Getting Free Demo

    gran turismo sport demo ps4If you're not sure if you'll be interested in the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the PlayStation 4, you may want to give the free demo a try.

    Sony has confirmed that PS4 owners will be able to give Gran Turismo Sport a test run for free from October 9 until October 12. This will essentially follow the same beta pre-release model many triple-A publishers have been following in recent years.

    If you're a PS Plus member, you'll get more time than those without PS Plus. Firstly, PS Plus members will be given the option to preload the Gran Turismo Sport demo before its starting date on October 9. They'll also be able to get started on October 9 at 12 AM, while non-Plus members must wait until 6 PM.

    The preload period for PS Plus members will start on October 7. Players who earn money or unlock cars in the Gran Turismo demo can also transfer their progress to the full release later in the month on October 17.

    All car unlocks can be transferred to the full game and in-game earnings up to $1,000,000 can also be transferred.

    In the demo, three different modes will be available. These modes are Sport Mode, Arcade, and Campaign. Arcade mode is described as "a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains." This mode also supports two-player split screen.

    Sport mode challenges players to achieve the best lap time possible, whereas Campaign mode gives players a career to progress through that'll include a series of races, challenges, and Daily Workouts.

  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta This Week

    star wars battlefront 2 betaStar Wars Battlefront 2 is having an open beta event in anticipation of the game launch next month. The beta is taking place later this week and will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

    If you pre-ordered Battlefront 2, you'll be able to jump in on October 4. If you haven't pre-ordered, you'll be able to play the beta starting from October 6. The beta will be live until October 9.

    As well as revealing the beta start dates, EA has explained which maps and modes will be in the multiplayer beta for Star Wars Battlefront 2.

    There will be four game modes available in the beta. This includes Galactic Assault, Starfighter Assault, Strike, and Arcade.

    In Starfighter Assault, players will be able to play in a 24 player two-sided affair in space. In Galactic Assault, players will play a 10v10 battle mode on Naboo. Players will be able to play as both the separatist droids and the clone troopers from the prequel movies.

    Strike is a smaller class-based mode that focuses on infantry instead of vehicles and heroes. The Strike map for the beta is Takodana.

    Finally, Arcade mode is an offline option that supports split-screen play.

    Are you interested in the new Star Wars Battlefront 2? The game is set to launch on November 17. In other news, the original Star Wars Battlefront II, the one that launched in 2005, recently had its servers restored for PC players.

  • NBA 2K18 Prelude Demo Available for Free

    nba 2k18 prelude demoIf you're not getting excited for NBA 2K18 yet, the new Prelude demo might get you interested.

    The Prelude demo is available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners and will give players a chance to try out NBA 2K18 for free in anticipation of the game's impending release.

    With Prelude, players get to dip their feet in the new MyCareer mode. Players will also be given the opportunity to test out the Neighborhoods mode.

    In Neighborhoods, players are given access to an online social space where they can interact with other players, challenge others to games, and play various activities, some of which can improve their player's stats.

    Interestingly, the developers are letting players keep hold of the progress they make during the Prelude demo. If you improve your character's stats, change your character's appearance, or make any other progress, it'll stay with your account when you purchase and play the full game.

    NBA 2K18 is set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on September 19. However, those who have preordered the game are given the opportunity to play the game four days earlier on September 15.

    Are you interested in NBA 2K18 and the new MyCareer and MyPark changes? If you're on the fence, we'd suggest giving the Prelude demo a download. It's free to download and play and will be available up until NBA 2K18 launches later this month.

  • Halo 5 To Get a Weapon Balancing Overhaul

    halo 5 weapon overhaulWhile content updates for Halo 5 stopped some time ago, new balancing changes will be making their way to Halo 5 soon.

    The new balancing changes will bring a huge overhaul to the different weapons players can use in Halo 5. Many players are speculating that the balance changes are a method for 343 Industries to test the waters with changes that they may bring to Halo 6 when it finally launches.

    After 2 years of data to go through, those at 343 Industries that are still working on Halo 5 have decided on a new plan of action for the weapon mechanics in Halo 5: Guardians.

    The 343 team warned that not everybody will like the changes, but they think the balancing is for the best.

    "With a game and community as varied and nuanced as Halo 5, it's just not going to be possible to make everyone totally happy all of the time. Some folks may not like certain changes, while others may think some of these changes are great."

    A total of twelve weapons will be getting balancing changes, including the Assault Rifle and Battle Rifle.

    The Assault Rifle, for example, will be changed to make it more rewarding for skilled players.

    The Battle Rifle will also be toned down at close ranges to make it more effective at midranges and easier to counter in close quarters.

    To begin with, the changes will only be applied to a separate arena playlist called Weapon Tuning Playlist. If the changes work well, they'll be applied to all arena modes, all Warzone modes, and campaign.

  • Knack 2 Gets Free PS4 Demo In Europe

    knack 2 demo europeA new demo has been released for the upcoming PS4 exclusive, Knack 2. The new demo is currently only available in Europe and Australia. If you're in either of these regions you can jump in and download the demo for free right now.

    So far, the demo weighs in at just 2.6GB. If you download it from the store today, you'll have roughly one week to play before Knack 2 is launched worldwide. Unfortunately, there's no evidence that the Knack 2 demo will come to any other regions, including North America.

    Knack 2 was originally revealed via a leak quite some time ago, but it wasn't until Sony's PSX event last year that the game was officially revealed by Sony. Now, Knack 2 is set to launch on September 5 in North America. Knack 2 will also launch in Europe and Australia a day later, on September 6.

    The original Knack didn't get as much critical appeal as the developers had originally hoped. However, game designer Mark Cerny feels like the sequel touches on a lot of the areas that the original game got wrong.

    When asked about the sequel, Mark Cerny mentioned that "There's a lot unexplored there, I think anybody who played the [original] game would tell you that."

    Are you interested in the Knack sequel? If the previews are anything to go by, it looks as if Knack 2 will be a considerable improvement over the first Knack game.

  • Battlefield 1 To Get 5v5 Incursions Mode

    battlefield 1 incursions modeBattlefield 1 is getting a brand new game mode that'll limit team size and put emphasis on team play within a much smaller squad.

    The new game mode is called Incursions and it will feature a 10-player limit, with 5 players per team. While the player limit has been limited severely in the Incursions mode, it will still feature maps and vehicles that are used in other game modes.

    To begin with, Incursions will go into a closed alpha state. During this time, players can register their interest to try the game mode and help to build the experience for the community. Afterwards, the game will be pushed out to live servers on all platforms that support Battlefield 1.

    To begin with, the game mode will be limited to the PC during alpha phase. During this time, gameplay mechanics could be adjusted drastically. For now, though, DICE's vision for Incursions is to create a strategy-focused game mode with a highly competitive skill curve.

    "Your choice in kit plays a critical role in the success of your squad, while every destroyed piece of environment can shift the entire momentum of the battle. Only the sharpest strategic teams will rise to the top of the competition. Every move and every bullet become the difference between victory and defeat. Scoring has been overhauled to create opportunities for dramatic comebacks and nail-biting upsets."

    DICE announced the new game mode at Gamescom and also published a video showcasing the game mode. The new trailer is available to view on their Youtube channel.

  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gets Space Battle Trailer

    star wars battlefront 2 space battleOne of the first complaints that players had with the first DICE Battlefront game was that the game didn't have any space battles.

    This was a feature in the original Battlefront franchise that a lot of fans appreciated. Thankfully, Battlefront 2 will be getting space battles and the gameplay has been showcased in a brand new trailer from EA.

    A brand new game mode is coming to Star Wars Battlefront 2 called Starfighter Assault - this is the mode that will incorporate most of the new space gameplay. In Starfighter Assault, one team must work together to destroy a starfighter, while the other team must try to keep it alive.

    Players will have the opportunity to fly through space in a number of popular Star Wars spaceships, including TIE Fighters and A-Wings.

    Besides the space combat, everything else about the new Starfighter Assault mode will remain the same. This means players will be able to use various pickups spread around the arena.

    Players will also get the chance to fly different spaceships that belong to the heroes in Battlefront 2. As an example, Darth Vader's unique TIE Fighter is available as a hero power-up.

    Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to launch on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Starfighter Assault game mode will be available at launch, alongside a number of other game modes.

    Some game modes will be making a return, while a number of new game modes will be brought to the Battlefront franchise for the first time. Some games, such as the Starfighter Assault mode, will be based on game modes from the first two Battlefront games.

  • Play the COD WW2 Beta For These Live Game Bonuses

    COD WW2 BetaIf you play the COD WW2 beta, you'll get access to a number of bonuses when the game finally gets a release.

    Learn about the different bonuses you'll get for the live game when you participate in the COD WW2 beta below.

    For those unaware, the private beta for COD WW2 will be going live this month. You'll need to pre-order Call of Duty World War 2 to get access to the beta. Once you've pre-ordered it, you'll be guaranteed access.

    The PS4 beta will start on August 25 and will end on August 28. The beta for the Xbox One and the PC will take part on September 1 and will end on September 4.

    If you have pre-ordered Call of Duty WW2 and you take part in the beta, you'll get access to the unique MP Private Beta Combat Pack.

    This Private Beta Combat Pack includes a helmet, a calling card and a unique emblem that you can use to showcase your loyalty.

    If you pre-order the game but don't take part in the upcoming beta, you'll still be given the Nazi Zombie Camo, which can be used exclusively in the Nazi Zombies Mode. You'll also get given 500 COD points for spending on items in-game. The Nazi Zombie Camo will give your gun an animated electricity effect.

    Call of Duty World War 2 will be launching later this year on November 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    Will you be playing Call of Duty World War 2 on launch day?

  • Destiny 2 Open Beta Extended

    destiny 2 open betaWe've got some great news for anybody enjoying the Destiny 2 Open Beta. The end time for the beta has been pushed further into the future, which means players have more time to play.

    Bungie still has more service testing to complete so that things are ready for release later this year. As a result, the Destiny 2 open beta has been extended until July 25. On July 25, the beta will end at around 6 PM.

    The open beta for Destiny 2 originally started on July 21. It included some content from the main campaign, as well as some PVP content from the Crucible.

    The campaign content included the first campaign mission, Homecoming. Crucible content includes the Countdown attack/defend mode on Endless Vale, which is a new Crucible map.

    On top of the solo-focused campaign and the PVP content, the open beta for Destiny 2 also includes a co-op focused Strike mission. The Strike available on the Destiny 2 beta is called The Inverted Spire and it has a focus on firefights against the Vex.

    In The Inverted Spire, players must invade a Vex stronghold. It must be played with at least two people. If you don't have anybody to play it with, you can use the new in-game matchmaking features to find a player to partner up with.

    Are you looking forward to Destiny 2? The game will release on September 6 for Xbox One and PS4, and October 24 for PC.

  • E3: Skyrim VR Is Coming to PlayStation 4

    skyrim vr e3Skyrim has already been released and re-released a million times already, but the latest addition to the PlayStation 4 should capture Elder Scrolls fans enough to bring them back to the game one final time.

    Skyrim VR was unveiled at the Sony E3 press conference. It has been confirmed as an exclusive title for the PlayStation 4 and will require the PlayStation VR kit to run. The game also supports PlayStation Move for hand gesture movement and control of the character's hands in Skyrim.

    So far, the release date was shared for Skyrim VR, and it wasn't made clear if Skyrim VR would remain an exclusive to Sony forever. Bethesda also unveiled Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR at E3, although they weren't announced at Sony's E3 event.

    The price tag has not been confirmed yet, either. We wouldn't be surprised if Bethesda put the Skyrim VR game up for sale as a standalone game, but now that there have been so many Skyrim versions for various consoles, it's only fair that Bethesda considers putting a reasonable price on it. We'd be surprised if many gamers would be willing to pay full price for Skyrim...again.

    What are your thoughts on Bethesda's entry into the world of virtual reality? Do you think their range of games will translate well into the VR field? If you've got a VR headset, would you consider buying Skyrim VR? If you don't have a VR headset, does the announcement of Skyrim VR make you want to pick a headset up?

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