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Which PS4 Games Can You Not Play On The PlayStation 5?

Thankfully, the PlayStation 5 supports backwards compatibility for the vast majority of PS4 games, offering improved load times, enhanced visuals, and higher FPS. Unfortunately, while there are many, many old titles that can be supported on the PS5, Sony has made it clear that there are a few that are not. Thankfully that number is small.

Nintendo Says That The Switch Is Only At Its Midpoint Lifecycle, and That They...

It may be a little hard to believe, but at this point, the Nintendo Switch launched almost four years ago. It’s been some time, and due to that, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser believes the Switch has just now, finally, entered the midpoint of its life cycle.

Halo Infinite Will Have Microtransactions, But Not Loot Boxes

Ever since Star Wars Battlefront II launched with a multiplayer progression system heavily influenced by loot boxes, the gaming world has frowned on such systems without fail. The community doesn’t like the idea of a player’s progression being significantly affected by how much money they’re willing to pour into microtransactions. That being said, microtransactions do not necessarily equate to loot boxes, something a lot of people tend to forget. Halo Infinite will have microtransactions. However, it will not have loot boxes.

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II Is Getting A Mobile Release

Quite possibly one of the most popular Star Wars games of all time, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has long been denied the mobile release that its predecessor received, much to the chagrin of its many, many fans. However, that state of affairs will soon be over, as this highly popular Star Wars game is finally getting a mobile release. First and foremost, it’s worth noting that this will be available on both iOS and Android devices, so whatever your preference, you won’t be hurting for the game.

A New Release Date For Halo Infinite Is Confirmed: Fall 2021

Anyone who was waiting for Halo Infinite before knows that it was delayed recently due to issues with COVID-19. At the time that this delay was announced, no specific release date was mentioned for it later down the line, though it was expected for that release to be sometime in 2021. But the uncertainty is gone now, as we have now been officially informed that Halo Infinite is now expected to release in Fall of 2021, developer 343 Industries confirmed this in a blog post. As part of 343’s year-end update, they confirmed the new release date, while also giving expectant fans a peek at some of the game's art, graphics, and customization features.

SaGa Frontier Remastered Announced, With Some Special Additions

The past few years have been a great time for fans of old games. Tons of titles have gotten reboots and remasters, bringing great joy to any gamer that was in love with nostalgia and the games of their childhood. Unfortunately, not every game gets a remaster, so some fans are left with dismay and disappointment. Fans of SaGa Frontier, a JRPG from Square Enix that was released for the PS1 in 1998, this was the case for them. But thankfully, that is no longer the situation for fans of that title, as a remaster has been announced, and it’s even better than it sounds at first.

Nintendo Switch Update 11.0.0 Adds Many New Features

Update 11.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch is here, and with it come a great many notable additions that change some of the ways the Switch is used, or at least what it can offer as far as user comfort and convenience is concerned. The most notable of these changes is the addition of a Nintendo Switch Online hub on the main page of home, but that’s far from the only thing worth mentioning. Don’t worry, we’ll cover all of it here. Switch Online Hub Button The new “Nintendo Switch Online” hub button appears on the home screen right next to the News tab. Its purpose is to essentially put all of the services offered by Nintendo Switch Online into one place for easy access. This includes a pretty big list of things, including smartphone apps, online games, current tournaments, an archive of NES and SNES titles arranged by year, your save data in the cloud, and member offers. Needless to say, it’s mostly there to improve convenience for all players. Cloud Data Furthermore, Cloud data will now be automatically downloaded on multiple systems if they are all attached to the same account. While this isn’t a huge deal for anyone that is only playing with one Switch, for those who are perhaps using a Switch and a Switch Lite together, the ability to have their saves immediately shared between both devices will probably be a huge boon for them.

It’s Official! Red Dead Online Will Become Standalone Game

Officially, Rockstar will be separating Red Dead Online from Red Dead Redemption 2, the game that it is the multiplayer component for. If you aren’t sure what that means, it’s basically this: on the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, you’ll be able to buy the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2 as its own standalone product. That of course means it won't be free to play either.

Some Xbox Series X Consoles Are Having Issues With Their Disk Drives

It’s never a good thing when hotly anticipated products have issues right around their release dates. Unfortunately, such is the situation for the Xbox Series X right now. Many players, having just gotten their hands on the brand-new console from Microsoft, have reported issues with the disk drive. Of course, this has been a point of much dissatisfaction: after all, one of the reasons the Xbox Series X is $200 more expensive than the Series S is because it has a disk drive while the S version does not. So needless to say, people who bought the Series X specifically for its disk drive are displeased with this problem if they have it.

Friday The 13th Video Game Servers Are Finally Shutting Down

If you’re a big fan of the Friday the 13th video game, unfortunately we have some bad news for you, whether you play it on Xbox One, PC or PlayStation. Publisher Gun Media has announced that, effective as of this month’s patch, dedicated servers will no longer be run or supported. That’s right, they’re shutting down. This change will have the game revert back to peer-to-peer matchmaking for quick play lobbies. While multiplayer servers are shutting down, you don’t have to worry about your progression and unlocks, as database servers will stay active so that both of those can still be accessed in quick play and private matches.

Activision Plans To Bring All Of Its Franchises To Mobile Devices

Back in 2019, Activision Blizzard stated that they wanted to make more mobile games than they had been thus far. Moreover, they even said that all of their franchises were potential candidates for getting mobile games. However, now even that statement is an understatement: apparently, Activision now plans to introduce mobile games for every single one of its franchises “over time.”

Todd Howard Teases Major Game Engine Changes for Both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls...

While it’s not been any great surprise to anyone, Bethesda has been working on a brand-new game engine to be the foundation of their...

It’s Possible To Get Halo Infinite In-Game Content By Eating Candy

Most of the news regarding Halo Infinite has been bad recently. The hotly anticipated game has been delayed until 2021, to start with. On top of that, another of its directors has left the project, raising some questions about the future of the project in general. And yet, not all the news is bad, as the game's various marketing promotions are still making their mark this year. Believe it or not, the latest of these promotions is actually courtesy of Butterfinger.

World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands Will Now Come Out In November

Originally, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was scheduled to release on October 27th, a date that is now past. However, much to the chagrin of numerous excited gamers, the game was delayed in order to “add more polish” and ensure that it was as good as it could be before release. Thankfully, the delay is a matter of weeks, not months, like many other 2020 releases. We know now that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will be available on November 23rd.

Ubisoft Delays Both Rainbow Six Quarantine And Far Cry 6 Until At Least March...

Ubisoft has pushed two of its biggest upcoming titles, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6, out of the current fiscal year and into the fiscal year for 2021 to 2022. Unfortunately, this is quite the delay and provides us with a huge window for when either game may become available. They may come out anytime between April 2021 and March 2022. During an earnings call, CFO Frédérick Duguet said that the window of time may be slightly smaller, claiming that they should drop in the first half of the fiscal year. However, that is not a guarantee or confirmation that they will.

Xbox Games With Gold For November 2020

Finally, Microsoft has gone ahead and revealed the next four games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to get. These many games span the breadth of three generations of Xbox consoles, and as long as you remain a subscriber to Gold, you’ll have access to all of them for free. Naturally, that means you’ll be locked out of playing them if your subscription ends.

Another Director Has Left Halo Infinite

Quite recently, director Chris Lee has left Halo Infinite, news that is coming not too far on the heels of the game’s delay from the release date that was supposed to coincide with the launch of the Xbox Series X/S. That delay ended up pushing Halo Infinite back to some as of yet to be revealed date in 2021.

PlayStation Plus Free Games For November 2020

In usual fashion, Sony has finally decided to inform the masses as to what games they will be receiving for the month of November, provided they are subscribers to PlayStation Plus. We’re confident in saying that it is quite possibly one of the best months that the program has ever had. First up are two highly praised major titles, those being Hollow Knight: Voidheart edition and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Each of these great games will be free starting on November 3. Both of them are excellent games, but there’s actually better news, as the most exciting freebie included in November is actually the bonus title, Bugsnax. Indeed, the PlayStation exclusive title will be free on launch day.

A Smash Bros. Ultimate Freebie Is Available For Switch Online Members

Right about now, Nintendo is offering subscribers to their Switch Online service another freebie for the game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. For a limited window of time, NSO subscribers can claim the Vault Shopper Set 2 bundle, which includes 3,000 Gold and five Classic Tickets. The Classic Tickets can be wagered before a run in Classic Mode, and if you win, you’ll get extra rewards. It’s worth noting that we’re not exactly sure how limited the window to get this freebie is, but you’ll probably have at least a week to do it.

Apex Legends For The Nintendo Switch Has Been Delayed Until 2021

Electronic Arts has recently provided the gaming community with updates regarding Apex Legends for both the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, confirming for us when the game will launch on both platforms. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for people awaiting the release. But, it’s not all bad either. As of right now, Apex Legends will still become available for PC via Steam on November 4th. Origin players, in particular, will be able to switch back and forth between Origin and Steam, with their progression being kept between the two platforms.