A Sega Dreamcast Development Kit was dropped off at RE-PC in the Seattle area for recycling. Thankfully they saved it and got it running along with prototype and development software plus design documents. It's a cool piece of Sega Dreamcast history and is now on display at the Tukwila store! Check it out: http://www.repc.com
DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 2042's Update 5.2 will roll out next week.
The update will include a "map rework" of Hourglass – expect an improved line of sight, traversal, and "combat encounters" now the size has been reduced – as well as all-out warfare attachments for vault weapons SMGs and LMGs, better squad management through improved squad orders, better ammo crates, and dispersion tweaks to SMGs and LMGs.
Other improvements include fixing a number of persistent audio issues, better soldier AI, and tweaks to the Battlefield Portal. You can see the full list on the Battlefield 2042 website.
@robtorn: I studied English at university (Roar, Lion, Roar!) so writing has always been a hobby of mine, ever since I was a teenager. It's just nice at the moment to write about games purely for the fun of writing about games. I'm not trying to turn this into a job or anything though it's something I would have loved to back when I was writing during the 1UP days. The whole video game media landscape has shifted since then, from reading articles (either printed magazines or websites) to video-based content (Youtube, Twitch, etc). Look at Giantbomb, we used to have news articles and reviews, but now it's mostly video based. It is a little sad to me, but I'm happy to be sitting over in the corner sitting writing my game reviews and random blogs. I have thought about doing more news-based forum threads, but I don't think the interest is really there anymore. People who used to use message boards have all migrated to Discord servers.
We launched PlayStation 5 in November 2020 and the world was in a strange and different place than when we announced the console in 2019. Despite the unprecedented challenges of COVID, our teams and our partners worked diligently to deliver PS5 on time. We continued to face headwinds with the pandemic, and it took months for supply chains to normalize so we could have the inventory to keep up with demand. For more months than I care to remember, we kept thanking our community for their patience while working through these issues. But now PS5 supply is well-stocked and we are seeing that pent up demand finally being met.
With the support of PlayStation fans, we have reached a milestone of 40 million PS5 consoles sold through to gamers since launch. Thank you so much to our community of gamers – without you this would have been an impossible task.
Since the launch of PS5, players have been enjoying a selection of great games that illustrate how games are as vast and creative as any other entertainment medium. To that end, here are 40 games that have been voted for by PlayStation players.
Sony has agreed to a 10-year deal for Call of Duty with Microsoft to keep the franchise on PlayStation after the proposed Activision Blizzard acquisition. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer says Sony and Microsoft have agreed to a “binding agreement” to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation.
This ends a bitter battle between the companies that has been waged both privately and publicly over the past year after Microsoft announced its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard in January 2022.
We are pleased to announce that Microsoft and @PlayStation have signed a binding agreement to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation following the acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We look forward to a future where players globally have more choice to play their favorite games.
From Day One of this acquisition, we’ve been committed to addressing the concerns of regulators, platform and game developers, and consumers. Even after we cross the finish line for this deal’s approval, we will remain focused on ensuring that Call of Duty remains available on… https://t.co/hMWjC58wRi