Tom Hopkins – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net Video Game news, reviews, opinions, guides and videos! Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:36:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 http://twinfinite.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-logo-2-32x32.png Tom Hopkins – Twinfinite http://twinfinite.net 32 32 Return to Paradise City Next Month With Burnout Paradise Remastered http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/return-to-paradise-city-next-month-with-burnout-paradise-remastered/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/return-to-paradise-city-next-month-with-burnout-paradise-remastered/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:36:45 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=333524 Next month, you’ll be able to return to Paradise City, speed through the streets, crash spectacularly, and destroy hundreds of billboards as Burnout Paradise returns. This remastered version includes all the DLC from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, and it is all “meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K […]

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Next month, you’ll be able to return to Paradise City, speed through the streets, crash spectacularly, and destroy hundreds of billboards as Burnout Paradise returns.

This remastered version includes all the DLC from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, and it is all “meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.” You can see the reveal trailer below.

Having originally released just over ten years ago, Burnout Paradise is one of the more popular games in the racing series and features an open-world rather than linear races. The remastered version will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16. At this time, there is no news of a PC or Switch release, but we will update you if that changes.

Burnout Paradise Remastered will also be available to EA Access members from March 9, allowing them to play the game for ten hours before the full release. The game’s description reads, “Tear it up in the ultimate driving playground, from hectic downtown avenues to the wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!”

Burnout Paradise Remastered will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16.

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PUBG’s Physical Sales Prove That Digital Hasn’t Completely Taken Over Yet http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/pubg-physical-sales-digital/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/pubg-physical-sales-digital/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:33:25 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=331788 With the ease of downloading games increasing consistently, digital marketplaces have become more popular and digital sales figures have begun to overtake those of physical games. Not having to wait at home relying on the postal service or go out to a store to pick the game up, being able to minimize the clutter that […]

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With the ease of downloading games increasing consistently, digital marketplaces have become more popular and digital sales figures have begun to overtake those of physical games. Not having to wait at home relying on the postal service or go out to a store to pick the game up, being able to minimize the clutter that video game cases cause, and being able to pre-load a game are all legitimate reasons for preferring digital media over physical. According to the The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), 74% of video game-related sales are now purchased digitally. However, there’s still plenty of reasons why people prefer the traditional format, and that is proven by the news about the Xbox One version of PUBG’s stellar sale numbers.

Of course, there’s the collectors point of view. Whether they be unique collectors editions that come with a beautiful, one of a kind statue of your favorite character, or standard boxed copies, an extensive shelved video game collection is something that excites a lot of people. Buying physical also gives you the chance to trade-in your unwanted games for money that can go towards your next adventure, something you can’t do with downloaded games. Then there’s the fact that you may be able to get physical games cheaper if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or a Best Buy Gamers Club member, or the unfortunate situation that some gamers face where their internet speeds simply aren’t good enough to download the huge games that release nowadays. Even with the ease of digital purchasing, there’s still strong reasons why people choose to go physical.

VGChartz has revealed that PUBG sold 581,761 units during its first week at retail on the Xbox One. For a game that had 3 million players on Xbox One after just one month, and 30 million on PC by the end of 2017, that number may seem small in comparison. However, when you consider the format of the Xbox One version of PUGB, the number seems surprisingly high, rather than disappointingly low. The physical version of PUBG on Xbox One was nothing more than a code in a cardboard box. The box itself wasn’t a proper Xbox One game box, even if the design was similar, so it doesn’t look great alongside the rest of your collection. You do not get a disc version included – instead you have to type the code on the slip that’s included into the Xbox One’s store and wait for it to download. Essentially, buying the physical version of PUBG complicates the process of downloading the standard digital version. You still have to wait for the download to complete, you don’t get to put a pretty box on your shelf, you won’t ever be able to trade it in, and you have to wait for it to be delivered to your home or you have to go and by it from a store. However, what this does show is that the physical market is still a vital part of the video games industry.

Even with the Xbox One version of PUBG being little more than a digital version delivered to your door, a huge number of gamers decided to opt for it over the digital version. It would have made sense that the sales percentage was lower due to it being a less desirable package, without many of the benefits of physical media, but that wasn’t the case. The answer to why that was may be as simple as people not knowing that it wasn’t an on-disc title, but that is unlikely for those that bought it in person. Alternatively, they may have opted for physical due to retailer deals, whether that be a percentage off from Amazon or Best Buy, or in-game bonuses. Also, since it was such a high-profile release and debuted so close to the holiday season, in mid-December and after most of the other fall games, non-gamer family and friends may have picked it up for their loved ones as presents, and they’re always more likely to go for the physical version.

Either way, gamers decided to purchase the Xbox One version of PUGB physically, rather than digitally, even when many of the arguments for doing so with other titles didn’t apply. It didn’t look pretty as part of a collection, it couldn’t be traded in, and you still had to download it like a digital copy. That simply shows that the power of online and brick-and-mortar retailers still exists and that fans will still buy physically due to it being the cheaper option or a habit that they choose not to shake. Some figures may suggest that digital has begun to take over, but the PUBG sales prove that it hasn’t quite happened yet.

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Meet the Voice Actors of Secret of Mana’s (2018) Cast http://twinfinite.net/gallery/voice-actors-secret-of-mana-2018-cast/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:00:07 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=331563 Tom Bauer – Randi – Tom Bauer’s role as Randi in Secret of Mana remake is actually his first ever lead voice role. He’s played characters in anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Dragon Ball Super, and he played Mantis in 2017’s Halo Wars 2, but he is relatively new to the video game […]

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Tom Bauer – Randi – Tom Bauer’s role as Randi in Secret of Mana remake is actually his first ever lead voice role. He’s played characters in anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and Dragon Ball Super, and he played Mantis in 2017’s Halo Wars 2, but he is relatively new to the video game scene. Randi is the main protagonist in Secret of Mana and becomes the focus of the story when he and his friends are looking for treasure at the waterfall near their village. He suddenly slips and falls into the river below before being summoned by a mysterious voice.

Darrel Delfin – Geshtar – Darrel Delfin is quite new to the voice acting game, only being credited for five roles on IMDb. He’s played characters in the English versions of Kill La Kill, Berserk, and The Tower, but Secret of Mana remake is his only video game role. He’s also known as a host, featuring in That Hashtag Show. Before he was cast as Geshtar, he replied to a tweet from Tom Bauer, the game’s lead English voice actor, saying how much he wanted to be in the game, and his wish came true.

Lizzie Freeman – Popoi – Lizzie Freeman’s voice acting career may not have featured many roles, but it is still extremely varied. From recently working on the game My Time at Portia, to playing Fluttershy in Pokémon vs. My Little Pony: Animeme Rap Battles (yes, that’s a real thing), she’s certainly not been type-cast. When it comes to video games, she’s also lent her voice to Dust: An Elysian Tail and Shadowverse. She’s only in her mid-twenties, so you can expect to see her in more titles in the near future.

Erika Harlacher – Krissie – Erika Harlacher is certainly a more experienced voice actor than others in Secret of Mana’s cast. You might know her from playing Anne Takamaki in Persona 5, Kaede Akamatsu and Kyoko Kirigiri in Danganronpa V3, or Amelia Reacher in The Technomancer. However, she’s also played many characters in anime shows, such as Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball Super, and The Seven Deadly Sins. She plays Krissie, Lumina, and some other smaller roles in Secret of Mana remake.

Landon McDonald – Commander Morie – Landon McDonald has very few named characters in his career, so you may not know him by name. However, he has played ‘Additional Characters’ in a few high-profile titles, including One Punch Man, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Dragon Ball Super. He plays Commander Morie in Secret of Mana.

Martin Billany – Elman – Martin Billany has played characters in quite a few games and anime shows, such as Tales of Zestiria, Sprint Vector, and Fallout 4: WRVR, but his main job is as the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series. He’s the main writer, producer, director, and editor of the show and its movies. He plays Elman and some other minor characters in Secret of Mana remake.

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Best Xbox One Headsets for 2018 http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/best-xbox-one-headsets-2018/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/best-xbox-one-headsets-2018/#respond Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:23:57 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=331010 High End – $200-300 Best Xbox One Headsets for 2018 SteelSeries Siberia X800 There are few better wireless headset options for gaming on the Xbox One than the SteelSeries Siberia X800. Not only is it a supremely comfortable headset, allowing you to keep playing for hours on end, but many of its features make it […]

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Best Xbox One Headsets for 2018

SteelSeries Siberia X800

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There are few better wireless headset options for gaming on the Xbox One than the SteelSeries Siberia X800. Not only is it a supremely comfortable headset, allowing you to keep playing for hours on end, but many of its features make it one of the most complete packages. The X800 Xbox One version of the headset comes with an adapter that allows you to easily adjust chat levels and game volume via the controller. The Dolby virtual 7.1 surround sound technology and the 10 meter wireless range ensure that the sound is excellent at all times, and the included transmitter allows you to switch devices quickly and easily. Also, an additional lithium-ion battery comes in the box, and it recharges in the transmitter, allowing you to change as you play without losing hours of gaming time. It costs around $250, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a luxury, Xbox One compatible headset.

Astro A50

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The Astro A50 Wireless headset is one of the largest on the market, and it is quite heavy, but the material used on the headband and the foam used around the ear-cups ensure that is is comfortable even when playing for hours. The sound they produce is also stunning. Dolby Headphone 7.1 Surround Sound allows you to pick out wherever a shot comes from or whenever a teammate needs assistance. The in-game sound is booming, yet vocals are crystal clear. They also come with a magnetic charging dock that limits the clutter in an area of your house that is probably already quite wire heavy. The Astro A50 may be top of the range in terms of price, coming in at about $300, but their quality matches that figure.

Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X

Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X

Audio-Technica are famous for their obsession with audio quality, so it should come as no surprise that the Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X headset prioritises it over other features. It may be missing a Digital to Analog converter, and there will be some sound leakage from the open-backed cups, but it is unrivaled when it comes to sound quality. Its lightweight design, with the minimal headband, also makes it a comfortable headset that is at home on huge gaming marathons. If you’re a audio connoisseur, then the Audio-Technica ATH-ADG1X will be a great choice, even at the $300 price point.

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New Deadpool 2 Trailer Takes a Jab at Justice League http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/new-deadpool-2-trailer-takes-jab-at-justice-league/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/new-deadpool-2-trailer-takes-jab-at-justice-league/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:36:18 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330285 Today’s new Deadpool 2 trailer introduces us to the movie’s villain, Cable, while taking a sneaky jab at DC’s often criticised Justice League movie. The trailer, entitled ‘Deadpool, Meet Cable’, starts by introducing Josh Brolin’s Cable, before moving on to the signature comedic style, seeing Deadpool complain about the unfinished visual effects before he decides […]

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Today’s new Deadpool 2 trailer introduces us to the movie’s villain, Cable, while taking a sneaky jab at DC’s often criticised Justice League movie.

The trailer, entitled ‘Deadpool, Meet Cable’, starts by introducing Josh Brolin’s Cable, before moving on to the signature comedic style, seeing Deadpool complain about the unfinished visual effects before he decides to “do it himself” using some action figures. It then proceeds to show some more from the film itself, like a more traditional trailer would. You can see the full thing below.

The jab at Justice League is a reference to Henry Cavill’s mustache and how it had to be digitally removed for the film. When complaining about Cable’s metal arm and how it is yet to be digitally added to Deadpool 2, Ryan Reynolds’ character says, “Why are the visual effects not done? It’s a metal arm! It’s not like we’re trying to remove a mustache!”

Deadpool 2 sees the return of Wade Wilson as he “struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.”

Deadpool 2 will come to theatres on May 18.

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New Batch of Games, Including Yakuza 5, Coming to PlayStation Now http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/new-games-including-yakuza-5-coming-playstation-now/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/new-games-including-yakuza-5-coming-playstation-now/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 18:24:23 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=330047 Joining the full library of more than 600 games available on PlayStation Now, a new batch of titles that will come to the service later in the month have been revealed. The new games, which were revealed in a post on the PlayStation Blog, include Yakuza 4 and 5, NBA 2K16, and DiRT Rally. If you’re […]

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Joining the full library of more than 600 games available on PlayStation Now, a new batch of titles that will come to the service later in the month have been revealed.

The new games, which were revealed in a post on the PlayStation Blog, include Yakuza 4 and 5, NBA 2K16, and DiRT Rally.

If you’re a subscriber to the service, you can catch up with the Yakuza series before the sixth numbered title releases in a couple of months time. In number four, you work to unravel a conspiracy that threatens the nightlife district of Kamurocho and number five sees Kazuma Kiryu pulled back into the yakuza conflict as a bloody war between the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance breaks out.

The full list of new titles is:

  • Anomaly 2 (PS4)
  • Backgammon Blitz (PS4)
  • Bombing Busters (PS4)
  • DiRT Rally (PS4)
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)
  • Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek (PS4)
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PS4)
  • Grand Kingdom (PS4)
  • NBA 2K16 (PS4)
  • Professional Farmer 2017 (PS4)
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3)
  • Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Also, four games have been upgraded from the PlayStation 3 versions to the PlayStation 4 versions. They are:

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign
  • Motorcycle Club
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

The new games will be available to play on PlayStation Now later this month.

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Physical Version of SteamWorld Dig 2 Coming This Spring http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/physical-version-steamworld-dig-2-coming-spring/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/physical-version-steamworld-dig-2-coming-spring/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:43:06 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=329997 A physical version of SteamWorld Dig 2, the popular platform mining adventure, is coming to both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this Spring. It was a hit when it released in September last year – particularly on Nintendo’s console. It sold ten times as much on the hybrid console as it did on Steam. […]

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A physical version of SteamWorld Dig 2, the popular platform mining adventure, is coming to both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch later this Spring.

It was a hit when it released in September last year – particularly on Nintendo’s console. It sold ten times as much on the hybrid console as it did on Steam. Now, anyone that missed it before, or were holding out for a physical version, will be able to jump in sometime in the next few months.

Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO at Image & Form said, “We’re totally humbled by the community’s reaction to SteamWorld Dig 2. This latest SteamWorld adventure is a milestone, and we’re naturally very proud of it. Many fans are now asking for a physical release, so it makes me very happy to be able to partner up with Rising Star Games for a boxed version. We’re also excited that additional exclusive items will be included as well!”

The new physical version will also include an exclusive double-sided poster featuring iconic artwork from the game, as well as a reversible inlay with never-before-seen artwork. It will release in both the US and Europe, but it has only been confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

For those that haven’t played it before, and didn’t pick up the original game, Rising Star Games’ website describes SteamWorld Dig 2 as a game that, “takes players on a platform mining adventure forged in Metroidvania flames. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath.”

SteamWorld Dig 2 will release at retail in Spring 2018.

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4 Easiest PS4 Trophies and Platinums of January 2018 http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/4-easiest-ps4-trophies-platinums-january-2018/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/4-easiest-ps4-trophies-platinums-january-2018/#respond Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:32:10 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=329711 InnerSpace In InnerSpace, you fly through the skies and over the oceans of the Inverse, attempting to help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories of the place before they’re lost, while ensuring that you have a means of escape. Its visuals are beautiful, playing it is a calming experience, and it has a straightforward trophy […]

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InnerSpace

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In InnerSpace, you fly through the skies and over the oceans of the Inverse, attempting to help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories of the place before they’re lost, while ensuring that you have a means of escape. Its visuals are beautiful, playing it is a calming experience, and it has a straightforward trophy list.

The list is made up of just 15 trophies, including three bronzes, two silvers, nine golds, and that all important platinum. Completing the game, which shouldn’t take much longer than a few hours, will see you net around half of the trophies, but you’ll be able to clear the rest up afterwards. You can return to InnerSpace’s world and explore freely, allowing you to clear up any collectibles you missed and complete any other objectives. With the help of a guide, you’ll be able to find everything you need in just an hour or two, and by the end you’ll be rewarded with another platinum to add to your collection.

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5 Best Games of January 2018, According to Metacritic http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/5-best-games-of-january-2018-according-to-metacritic/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/5-best-games-of-january-2018-according-to-metacritic/#respond Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:00:44 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=329276 5. Subnautica – Metacritic Score: 87 After your character crashes their spaceship on an alien planet, you explore one of its oceans, doing everything you can to survive. You’ll be faced with caves, stunning coral reefs, submarines, and threatening sea creatures as your adventure evolves. Subnautica follows the same structure as many other open-world survival […]

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5. Subnautica – Metacritic Score: 87

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After your character crashes their spaceship on an alien planet, you explore one of its oceans, doing everything you can to survive. You’ll be faced with caves, stunning coral reefs, submarines, and threatening sea creatures as your adventure evolves. Subnautica follows the same structure as many other open-world survival games, but its depth (pun not intended) and interesting world give you so much to see and do that it’s elevated above the competition.

Critics have praised it for being more than a simple survival game – its story being a consistent surprise. The monsters that inhabit the sea can be terrifying and the crafting loop is so engaging that the exploration always feels fresh. Even after tens of hours, there’s still secrets to find, and that is something that very few games in the genre offer.

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All Video Game Releases for February 2018 http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/all-video-game-releases-for-february-2018/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/02/all-video-game-releases-for-february-2018/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:27:12 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=328247 More games!

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The first few months of the year are historically a quiet time for video games but the last few years have bucked that trend. With the huge February and March that we were treated to in 2017, and the releases that came in previous years, such as Far Cry Primal, it had begun to get close to the frantic release schedule of Fall time. February 2018 doesn’t quite match last year’s impressive  slate, but there’s still a lot to be excited about.

ALL VIDEO GAME RELEASES FEBRUARY 2018

(WEEK ONE: Feb. 1 – Feb. 7)

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The first week of February is arguably the biggest in terms of the number of releases, with 20 games coming to a variety of platforms. The most notable release is probably the remake of Shadow of the Colossus from Bluepoint, the developer that worked on The Nathan Drake Collection and PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale. It brings the classic PlayStation 2 game to a new audience on the PlayStation 4, allowing those who haven’t played it before the chance to experience it when it looks the best it has ever done.

Also, the long awaited Batallion 1944 finally comes to PC in Early Access alongside Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on the first day of the month. The wonderful adventure game, Night in the Woods also comes to the Nintendo Switch on Feb. 1 after impressing on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017. You can see the first week’s full list of releases below:

  • Feb. 1 – Batallion 1944 (PC Early Access)
  • Feb. 1 – Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PC)
  • Feb. 1 – Skyforce Reloaded (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – Shiftlings: Enhanced Edition (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – Night in the Woods (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – Tangledeep (PC)
  • Feb. 1 – Steamworld Dig (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – Island Flight Simulator (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – Her Majesty’s SPIFFING (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – AeternoBlade (Switch)
  • Feb. 1 – 3D MiniGolf (Switch)
  • Feb. 2 – Mad Carnage (Switch)
  • Feb. 2 – UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Feb. 2 – Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones (PS4)
  • Feb. 6 – Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition (PC, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Feb. 6 – Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
  • Feb. 6 – Dandara (Switch)
  • Feb. 6 – Marooners (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Feb. 6 – Armored Warfare (PS4)
  • Feb. 6 – Blackhole (PS4)

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Meet the Voice Actors of Monster Hunter: World’s English Cast http://twinfinite.net/gallery/meet-the-voice-actors-of-monster-hunter-worlds-cast/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:11:49 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=328474 The faces behind the voices.

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Eden Riegel – Handler – Eden Riegel has has a very varied career. In the late 90s and early 2000s, she appeared in movies such as the original American Pie and Jack Black’s Year One. You may also know her for playing Bianca Montgomery for a decade in the TV show All My Children. However, she has played characters in English versions of some high profile video games over the past couple of years. She plays Genny in Fire Emblem Heroes, Devola/Popola in NieR: Automata, and Iris Amicitia in Final Fantasy XV. She plays The Handler in Monster Hunter: World.

Jamieson Price – Commander – Jamieson Price is best known for his deep and booming voice that he has lent to the English versions of some popular anime shows. He is the Colonel in Akira, Walter Bernhard in Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Hercule in Dragon Ball Super, and Largo the Black Lion in Tales of the Abyss. He’s also appeared in some live action titles, including Mel Gibson’s The Patriot. In terms of video games, you may recognise his voice from Persona 5 (Sojiro Sakura), Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Nemesis Orcs), and Mortal Kombat X (Ermac/Announcer). 

Matthew Mercer – Field Team Leader – Matthew Mercer is a very experienced video game voice actor and you’ll know his from many hugely popular titles. He plays McCree in Overwatch, Hit in the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ, the male version of the player character in Destiny 2, Deadshot in Injustice 2, Jack Cooper in Titanfall 2, Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5, Tim Drake / Robin in Batman Arkham Knight, and Gundahar in Knack, among others. If you’ve played any of those games, you’ll probably recognise his voice when you meet the Field Team Leader in Monster Hunter: World.

Karen Strassman – Provisions Manager – Karen Strassman has appeared in some live action shows, including Weeds and Silicon Valley, but she is best known for lending her voice to the English version of anime shows. She plays Kallen Stadtfeld in the Code Geass series and Miyuki Takara in Lucky Star. You may also know her for her work on Persona 5, Wolfenstein II, Sonic Forces, the Fire Emblem series, and Fallout 4. She plays the Provisions Manager in Monster Hunter: World.

D.C. Douglas – Analytics Director – D.C. Douglas has appeared in many US TV shows over the years, including The Bold and the Beautiful, Berserk, Z Nation, and Days of Our Lives. However, those of you who are looking to play Monster Hunter World may know him as Pod 042 in NieR: Automata, Suguru Kamoshida in Persona 5, or Odin in the Shin Megami Tensei series. Interestingly, he is also a director, leading the production of Breaking News: Fake Trump Cartoons!

Michael Sorich – Tech Chief – Michael Sorich is best known for his long standing relationship with the Power Rangers franchise, playing Squatt in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Decimator and Zelton in VR Troopers. You may also recognise his voice from Resident Evil: Degeneration, in which he played Senator Ron Davis, or for playing Ishikawa in the original Ghost of the Shell movie. He has also played Gen in the Street Fighter series and Falstad in Heroes of the Storm.

Xander Mobus – Second Fleet Master – Xander Mobus is the most recent voice of the announcer and the characters Master Hand and Crazy Hand in Super Smash Bros, playing the characters in the 3DS and Wii U games. He is also the Conductor in A Hat in Time, Darios in Fire Emblem Warriors, Hero in Persona 5, and Abigail in Street Fighter V. Recently, he has been Rufus in Final Fantasy VII: Machinabridged. He’s only in his mid-twenties, so he has plenty of years ahead of him to work of more high profile video games. 

Cindy Robinson – Tracker – Cindy Robinson most famous TV roles are as Makoto Nanaya and Gii in the Blazblue series and Queen Beryl in Sailor Moon, but arguably the most recognisable is as Betty Boop in commercials. Fire Emblem Warriors’ Hinoka, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Paaran Shie/Captain Dunn, and Street Fighter V’s Helen are also character’s of hers. She plays the Tracker in Monster Hunter: World.

Keith Silverstein – Seeker – Keith Silverstein has played characters in many anime series, many of which have a connection to video games. He has played Vector the Crocodile in the Sonic shows, AZ/Charon in Pokemon: Generations, and Kirby O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He’s has also lent his voice to some actual video games, including Call of Duty: WWII, Danganronpa V3 (Mondo Owada), and Persona 5 (Masayoshi Shido). He is the Seeker in Monster Hunter: World.

Richard Epcar – Admiral – With a smile that matches the wide grin of the character, you may recognise Richard Epcar’s voice from Injustice 2, in which he played The Joker. He also plays the equally menacing Raider in the Mortal Kombat games, the Principal in Persona 5, Terra-Xehanort in the Kingdom Hearts games, and Judge Cornelius Holden in Mafia III. He has also featured in the English versions of Ghost in the Shell (TV show) and Pokemon: Generations (as Giovanni). He plays the Admiral in Monster Hunter: World.

Salli Saffioti – Third Fleet Master – Salli Saffioti, also known as Celeste Henderson in some credits, is predominantly as video game voice actor, rather than an anime actor like many of the performers in Monster Hunter World’s cast. She has played characters in 2016’s Hitman, Fallout 4, Gears of War 3, and many others. She is also a general voice over artist who has worked on marketing campaigns for huge brands. 

David Lodge – Captain – David Lodge is known, more than anything else, for his voice work in the Power Rangers franchise, having played Villamax in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Loki in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. In terms of popular anime, he has voiced Kenpachi Zaraki in Bleach and Jiraiya in Naruto. He’s also worked on video games such as, LawBreakers, Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Destiny. He plays the Captain in Monster Hunter: World.

Mick Wingert – Chief Ecologist – You’ll struggle to not mix Jack Black and Mick Wingert up since the latter is best known for taking on the roles of the star of Kung Fu Panda for the TV show, Legends of Awesomeness. He’s also played Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Avengers TV show and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Vigilante in Arrow, Kane in Titanfall 2, Brax in the Ratchet and Clank remake, Boss in Akiba’s Beat, and Mighty No. 6 in Mighty No. 9. He has also worked as a stand-up comedian.

Phillip Reich – Excitable A-Lister – Phillip Reich is known more for his editorial work than he is for his voice acting. While he has featured in titles such as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final and Persona 5, he has edited movies, worked on visual effects, and been a part of sound departments. He worked behind the scenes on the shows Person of Interest and Auction Hunters. He plays Excitable A-Lister in Monster Hunter: World.

Erica Lindbeck – Serious Handler – Erica Lindbeck has played the English versions of characters in many games and anime shows. Those include Futaba Sakura in Persona 5, Anemone in NieR: Automata, and Lorelei in Pokemon: Generations. However, her most frequent role is something quite different. Since 2015, she has been the voice of Barbie, playing the iconic doll in TV shows, movies and commercials.

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FIFA 18 Ultimate Team’s New Patch Proves That EA Sports Is Actually Listening http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/fifa-18-ultimate-team-new-patch-proves-ea-sports-actually-listening/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/fifa-18-ultimate-team-new-patch-proves-ea-sports-actually-listening/#respond Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:35:38 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=326756 They're listening to us!

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Every year, for every iteration of FIFA, the game has its own unique quality of life issues and frustrating exploits and they usually remain in the game until the next one releases. It seemed as if that would be the case once again for FIFA 18. Issues including the ‘kick-off glitch,’ players taking advantage of the matchmaking in FUT Champs, and d-pad delay in the menus have been present since the game’s release and EA hadn’t acknowledged them, let alone set about fixing them.

However, EA Sports has recently released some notes for the upcoming patch that will be coming to PC and consoles soon, and it proves that EA has actually been listening to its fans’ complaints and it’s attempting to fix some of the most frustrating issues.

The most notable change is the matchmaking alteration that will be coming into effect in FUT Champs only. Now, the pre-match screen will no longer say who is the home or away team, with your team always appearing on the left. This will stop the frustratingly common practice of backing out of away games in fear of facing a great player, or being on the wrong end of a poor connection, because you’ll no longer be able to tell. It will also stop top 100 players from avoiding each other every weekend by backing out of away games. This will make the top level competitive FIFA 18 scene a better representation of the best players, ensuring those at the top will be tested against those of a similar skill level more often. They may come up with another way around it, but this will certainly solve it for now.

Another significant pre-match adjustment is the change to kit selection. Instead of picking your own kit from your two chosen options, ensuring that it doesn’t clash with the opposition kit, it is now a more complex system. You’ll no longer see the other player’s kits in-game. You choose between your two kits, with you being the one you chose and the other team being your other kit, on your screen. On your opposition’s screen, they’ll choose from their kits, and you’ll be wearing their other one in-game, making it so that neither player sees the teams in the same kits. This ensures that there will be no clashing kits (unless you have two of the same color) and you’ll now be able to use reward (FUT Champs/SBC/Tournament Rewards) kits that players would usually avoid if they were seen.

The other huge change, which will hopefully fix the main gameplay issue in the game, is the change to how kick-offs play out. A far higher percentage of goals than is reasonable are scored from kick-off. Some call it the ‘kick-off glitch,’ referring to how a team is poorly set up to defend from a kick-off, with the defensive line struggling to get up to speed with the game as quickly as attackers, leaving too much space in important areas. But some call it a ‘kick-off boost’ suggesting that it is the game deciding that someone should score from kick-off to get them back into the game and make it more exciting for everyone – similar to the scripting and momentum issues some players have. The patch notes, however, seem to point to the former. When the patch goes live, the ‘defending team will be more compact in defence, attacking players will be less aggressive in pushing up the field, and defensive players will close the space between them and their attacking players to limit the attacking team’s space,’ which will hopefully go some way to solving the issue.

Even smaller changes, such as fixing in-game player traits and specialities that were inconsistent with EA’s website, goalkeepers unnecessarily kicking the ball away after a pass back, making all FUT Champs games take place at the FeWC Stadium to avoid issues with shadows, and making it easier to search for consumables of different types, are all things that the community has asked for, but never truly expected to be fixed.

The biggest complaint that led to the #FixFIFA movement on Twitter and Reddit late last year was the lack of communication from EA. The original Reddit post aimed to make EA Sports aware of the frustration and make them understand that FIFA fans had had enough of the issues that hampered every game, yet weren’t fixed until the next season’s installment. This upcoming patch proves that they are listening, though, and that they are willing to change things that could potentially alter how the game plays, and how FUT Champs works, dramatically.

Neither the kick-off issue or the kit confusion in FUT Champs would have a significant monetary influence on EA Sports. Very few people that enjoy the game would stop playing due to some annoying shadows on the pitch, nor would they stop buying FIFA Points and opening packs. Therefore, the fact that EA has done what they can to fix some of the main issues players had with FIFA 18 shows that it is listening to our feedback, and that isn’t something I would have said a couple of months ago.

The top comment on the Reddit thread about the new patch sums up how FIFA fans feel. ‘This can’t be real… Kickoff boost, Home/away cherry picking, Kit backouts, GK clearances… It’s like they’re listening to us….’ writes Bonuspunt. Hopefully, this is a sign of how EA will treat updates in the future and that they’ll arrive closer to the time when the issue is first highlighted. Either way, this upcoming patch will hopefully have a huge impact on FIFA 18 in terms of the competitive scene and the gameplay, and it proves that the community’s voice means something.

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Meet the Voice Actors of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s English Cast http://twinfinite.net/gallery/meet-the-voice-actors-of-dragon-ball-fighterzs-english-cast/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:28:36 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=327217 Meet the people behind the voices.

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Dameon Clarke –  Cell – Dameon Clarke has played Cell in a few Dragon Ball games, but he’s also played well-known characters in other titles. He’s probably best known for playing Handsome Jack in the Borderlands series. He’s also lent his talent to the Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom games. Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Colleen Clinkenbeard – Young Gohan – Colleen Clinkenbeard is mostly known for lending her voice to anime shows and films, but has played Gohan in various Dragon Ball properties. She has also played characters in the Borderlands franchise, as well as Battleborn and Smite.

Jason Douglas – Beerus  – Jason Douglas has done live-action work in huge TV shows such as The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, but he’s also worked on Dragon Ball titles on a few occasions. He has lent his voice to Dragon Ball games, Duke Nukem Forever, and Borderlands 2.

Kara Edwards – Goten/Gotenks – Kara Edwards is known, more than anything else, for her performances in Dragon Ball properties in all formats. However, she has also lent her talent to some other games. She worked on Battleborn and The Gunstringer. She plays Gotenks in Dragon Ball Fighter Z.

R. Bruce Elliott – Captain Ginyu – R. Bruce Elliott has voiced a menagerie of characters in the English versions of many popular anime shows. He has featured in Attack on Titan, Fairy Tale, and, of course, Dragon Ball. When it comes to other video games, he’s also played characters in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Orcs Must Die 2!, and other Dragon Ball games.

Kyle Hebert – Gohan – Kyle Hebert has appeared in hundreds of films, TV shows, and video games over the years. Appearing in Dragon Ball, the wonderful Your Name, and One Punch Man, you may recognize his voice from the small screen. However, he’s also featured in Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Tales of Berseria, and Street Fighter (Ryu).

Chuck Huber – Android 17 – While you’ll probably know Chuck Huber from other Dragon Ball properties, you may also recognize his voice from Killing Floor 2, BloodRayne 2, and Smite. He plays Android 17 once again in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Jeremy Inman – Android 16 – Aside from Dragon Ball, Jeremy Inman has played characters in many well-known and popular anime series. These include One Piece, Yuri on Ice, Fairy Tale, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Shin Godzilla. Like he’s done in the past, he also plays Android 16 in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Josh Martin – Majin Buu – Josh Martin’s voice has featured in a huge number of Dragon Ball properties over the years, usually playing Majin Buu or Kid Buu. You may also know his from One Piece, Bloodrayne (video game), or Fullmetal Alchemist.

Meredith McCoy – Android 18 – Like many of the voice actors in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Meredith McCoy is known mostly for her work on Dragon Ball games and TV shows and has lent her voice to little else. She featured in Fullmetal Alchemist and BloodRayne, but plays Android 18 more than any other character.

Matthew Mercer – Hit – Matthew Mercer is one of the best-known names on the list of Dragon Ball FighterZ, but he hasn’t played his character as much as some other other voice actors. You’ll probably know him for playing McCree in Overwatch, Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront II, the male version of the player’s character in Destiny 2, or Jack Cooper in Titanfall 2.

Daman Mills – Frieza – Daman Mills isn’t credited on many shows or films, but he’s lent his talent to many famous ones including Pokémon, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, RWBY, and Attack on Titan. He plays Frieza in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Phil Parsons – Nappa – Phil Parsons has lent his talents to many Dragon Ball shows and games, but has also featured in other games and anime. He played characters in Battleborn, Attack on Titan, Halo Wars, and One Piece. He plays Nappa in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Monica Rial – Bulma – Although Monica Rial is known best for her roles in Dragon Ball, you may know her from other video games. She featured in Ms. Splosion Man, Orcs Must Die, Tales of Berseria, and Smite. She plays Bulma in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Christopher Sabat – Vegeta / Piccolo / Yamcha – While Christopher Sabat has voiced several characters in many anime shows, including Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Attack on Titan, he has featured in some high-profile video games before. He’s credited on Call of Duty: WWII, Paladins, and inFamous: Second Son. He plays Vegeta, Piccolo, and Yamcha in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Sean Schemmel – Goku – Sean Schemmel may be known mostly for his role in the Dragon Ball franchise but he has also played some popular side characters in AAA games. He played Overseer in Dishonored 2, Strong in Fallout 4, and Lucario in Smash Bros.

Sonny Strait – Krillin – Like many other members of the Dragon Ball FighterZ cast, Sonny Strait’s voice acting career has seen him mainly play characters in Dragon Ball and other high profile anime shows. He has lent his voice to smaller role in games such as Halo Wars and Smite, however.

Alexis Tipton – Trunks – Alexis Tipton has voiced quite a few video games, on top of her anime work. She features in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Nier: Automata, Tales of Zestiria, and Fire Emblem Heroes. She plays Gotenks/Trunks in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Jeannie Tirado – Android 21 – Jeannie Tirado is credited on Attack on Titan, Knights & Magic, and one video game: Smite, but she is known mostly for her work on Dragon Ball in TV and film form, playing Pan in Dragon Ball Super. She plays Android 21 in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Eric Vale – Trunks – Again, Eric Vale is known mostly for his work on the Dragon Ball franchise, playing Future Trunks in many releases. He has lent his voice to other games, however, including Stuntman: Ignition, Tales of Xillia 2, and Smite.

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15 Best VR Games to Look Forward to in 2018 http://twinfinite.net/gallery/15-vr-games-to-look-forward-to-in-2018/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:00:46 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=326815 Step into 2018's virtual realities.

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The Inpatient – 23/1 PSVR – The Inpatient, Supermassive Games’ VR horror experience that takes place in the world of Until Dawn, albeit much earlier, was originally scheduled to release in late 2017. You play as a patient in the insane asylum who suffers from amnesia but is attempting to reclaim their memories. It looks terrifying and the presentation quality that was so impressive in Until Dawn seems to have transferred over well. It comes to PSVR on Jan. 23.

Bravo Team VR – 7/3 PSVR – Bravo Team is another PSVR title from Supermassive Games that was originally supposed to release in late 2017. It is unlike their other titles, however. Rather than being horror themed, it is a online co-op shooter that puts the action on rails or sorts. The fights will be intense and it’ll take advantage of the PS Move Aim Controller. It will release on March. 7.

Transference – June PSVR, Oculus, Vive – Transference is a physiological thriller from Ubisoft Montreal and Elijah Wood’s studio, Spectrevision, and will be coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive in June. It blends live action and what you’re playing to see you re-live the horrifying memories of people who have suffered from PTSD.

Moss – Feb PSVR – Cute third-person adventure game, Moss, sees you explore as mouse named Quill, solving puzzles as you go. The puzzles tower above you as you take out tiny enemies with you sword. It’s coming to PlayStation VR in February and there’s a demo available now so that you can get to know Quill before the full game releases.

Vacation Simulator – PSVR, Oculus – Job Simulator (2016) is one of the best and most ridiculous VR experiences around and the creators are expanding the world with Vacation Simulator. You’ll undoubtedly do menial tasks, see funny things, and throw stuff at robots. Only time will tell if it makes you laugh as much as 2016’s game. It will come to PSVR and Oculus later in the year.

Echo Combat – Oculus – Ready at Dawn’s Lone Echo, and the sports spin-off Echo Arena, are cool VR experiences. Another related, zero-G title, Echo Combat, will come to Oculus in 2018. We haven’t seen anything from it yet, but since it is following such popular and high quality titles, it will surely be something to look out for.

Marvel Powers United VR – Oculus – The power and popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was always going to lead to a VR game sooner rather than later. Marvel Powers United VR is an arena brawler than sees you take on other players using to character roster’s super powers. The heroes confirmed to be playable include The Incredible Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, and Deadpool. It is coming to Oculus Rift later in the year.

Sprint Vector – Oculus, PSVR – Q1 – Sprint Vector is unlikely to be for the faint hearted. It is racing game that sees you propelled forward by the movement of your arm. By swinging them in a steady rhythm, you begin to sprint around the course, leaping over gaps and climbing cliffs. It looks like immense fun and, surprisingly, it’s unlikely to make you feel unwell. It’ll land on Oculus and PSVR in the first quarter of 2018.

Brass Tactics – Oculus, Feb 28 – Brass Tactics isn’t as fast paced or bombastic as some of the other games on this list. Instead, it sees the real-time strategy genre make its way to VR. It’s from the minds of some of the best strategy game developers and brings your favorite table top games to life. It’ll come to Oculus Rift on Feb. 28.

Ark Park – PSVR, Oculus, Spring – Ark: Survival Evolved has been hugely popular even since it was in early access. Now, a VR spin-off called Ark Park will be coming to PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift sometime this Spring. It will feature the same type of multiplayer adventure as the main game and, of course, dinosaur riding. What could be better in VR?

Toran – Toran is a sci-fi puzzle adventure that sees you solve holographic puzzles while in stunning locations. The focus on the game is complete immersion, aided by detailed audio development. It looks set to be a beautiful and challenging VR experience and it will come to HTC Vive later in the year.

Jupiter and Mars – PSVR – Summer – One of the main selling points of VR is how it amazes you through discovery. Jupiter and Mars certainly does that. Alongside someone else, you take control of a dolphin and explore a stunning neon-lit world that has been entirely immersed in water. You explore what is left of the human world, marvelling at the sights as you go. It will come to PlayStation VR this Summer.

Bebylon Battle Royale – Rift, Vive, PSVR – Bebylon Battle Royale is certainly one of the strangest games coming to VR headsets in 2018. Set on a planet far, far away, humans have stopped ageing and the so called ‘Bebys’ are battling it out for control. It will come to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR later in the year.

Golem – PSVR – Golem was originally revealed at PSX a couple of years ago and looked exciting. Using just one Move Controller for both exploration and sword combat, you play as an injured boy who explores some ancient ruins. It is from some of the minds behind the Halo series, so the combat is likely to be very strong. Hopefully we’ll see it soon.

Budget Cuts – Vive – Budget Cuts was one of the first games to promise a full gaming experience for the HTC Vive. An excellent demo released 18 months ago to much acclaim but we haven’t seen a whole lot since. It is a stealth combat title that will see you sneak through vents, taking out anything that is in the way. It is still due to release later in the year.

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Top 20 Best Open World Games on PS4 http://twinfinite.net/gallery/top-20-best-open-world-games-ps4/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:10:40 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=323344 Worlds to explore.

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Horizon Zero Dawn  PS4- Moving on from a linear first-person shooter and on to a huge open world action RPG was a huge change for Guerrilla. It may have been a departure from familiarity, but Horizon proved that the developer is one of the best of Sony’s first-parties. It is one of the most beautiful games of all time, there a huge amount to do, and the world is vast and varied. 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has one of the most beautiful open worlds and the most to do and see of any game on PlayStation 4. Geralt’s tale is epic, the cities are vibrant, and the writing is impeccable, all of which creates a believable open world. Wild Hunt is arguably the gold standard for the genre.

Grand Theft Auto V – Originally released on PlayStation 3, Grand Theft Auto V has morphed into one of the most popular games around. Following the usual GTA mould, the open world of Los Santos features a huge amount to see and do, including everything from heists to tennis. On top of the entertaining story mode, GTA Online allows you to explore till your heart’s content alongside your friends.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – The insane but compelling story may be straight out of the Hideo Kojima playbook but the open world grants a level of freedom unlike any other game. You can approach any objective however you’d like, from whichever angle you’d like, allowing you to create your own unique stories.

Fallout 4 – Fallout 4 gives you the chance to dive into the post-apocalyptic United States, completing quests, making friends, and facing off against monsters to work out what happened to you family. Secrets are scattered throughout the world and threats lurk around every corner. Anyone who’s played a Fallout game will know what to expect, however.

Skyrim – By now, you can play Skyrim on almost any platform but the PlayStation 4 version is one of the most beautiful. The open world is still a joy to explore, the quests are introduce you to fascinating characters, and the combat is fun. It’s the same great game you probably played elsewhere but the PS4 special edition is one of the best versions.

Far Cry 4 – Far Cry 4 is a crazy experience. The antagonist is uniquely insane and the game’s open world offers you the chance to hunt predators, blow up enemy compounds, and fly hand-gliders through the mountains. The best thing about Far Cry 4’s world is that you never know what you’ll come across, or what will attack you, as you explore.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Initially exclusive to the Xbox One, the sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot came to PS4 a year later. This time, the world was more open than the original, allowing Lara to explore and upgrade with more freedom. The combat is strong, the story is compelling, and the open world is beautiful.

Assassin’s Creed Origins – After taking a year break, Ubisoft returned with Assassin’s Creed Origins. This time, the series travelled to Ancient Egypt to tell the story of the Bayek and the origin of the Assassin brotherhood. Deeper RPG mechanics were added and the combat system was refined, making the huge and varied open world a joy to explore.

Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady’s Arkham series ended with the series’ most expansive open world yet. With thugs to take on around every street corner, Joker surprises scattered everywhere, and a creepy tone enveloping the world, Gotham is a joy to explore. And, on top of that, the story and characters make for a great end to the series.

Dying Light – Dying Light is an enjoyable, zombie filled adventure but the best part about the game is how the open world changes are the time of day changes. At night, the enemies become more of a threat, but rewards for completing quests are better. You can be safe but poorly rewarded, or threatened and rich, and the world feels entirely different during the night or day.

Tom Clancy’s The Division – The Division’s version of New York may be one of the more familiar open worlds you can explore on PS4, but its just as menacing and filled with secrets. Each area offers a different threat level and different loot opportunities. The Division’s open world is a lonely, menacing place but is beautiful and filled with things to see.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War – Stepping foot once again into Middle-Earth is a thrill for fans of the franchise and its lore. Each encounter and interaction is meaningful due to the complex Nemesis System that gives a compelling personality to every NPC. It also ensures that you’re always watching your back as you explore, taking on the heavily guarded fortresses as you go.

Destiny – The second game may be out now, but the original Destiny is framed around a very detailed open world. Featuring different planets, each with their own theme and enemy type, you can travel between each one seamlessly, completing events and missions as you go. Also, you can do all of it alongside friends.

Minecraft – Minecraft is arguably the definitive modern sandbox adventure. It gives you the freedom to explore and build whatever you’d like; the possibilities are endless. The open world is full of unique and interesting things for you to interact with. Also, since it is one of the best-selling games of all time, there are plenty of other players for you to bounce ideas off.

Final Fantasy XV – Final Fantasy XV finally came to PS4 in 2015 after a decade long wait. The world of Eos has plenty to dive into, including fishing, camping, completing varied quests, and hanging out with the gang of protagonists. Road trips always lead to dramatic adventures, and the road trip in Final Fantasy XV is no different.

Watch Dogs 2 – The main issue with the first Watch Dogs game was the unlikable protagonist and the empty open world. Thankfully, the new gang of characters and the lively version of San Francisco injected a lease of life into the franchise. Also, you have the freedom to approach every situation however you’d like, quietly or all guns blazing.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragon Age: Inquisition has almost everything you could want from an open world RPG on PS4. Developing the great core of the Dragon Age series, its world is huge and beautiful, its quests are varied and entertaining, and the combat is fun and engaging. 

InFamous: Second Son – The early PS4 game saw a big change fro Sucker Punch’s InFamous series. With Delsin being the new protagonist, and the location changing to the real world city of Seattle, Second Son felt quite different. The open world was well designed, taking advantage of your developing powers, and the famous landmarks played an important role in the story, making the city feel as important as the other characters.

Yakuza 0 – The open world in Yakuza 0 isn’t the largest but it is filled with strange things to do. The activities include: playing bar games, gambling, karaoke, or even dancing. All of those trivial pastimes surround a dramatic story, which features phenomenal acting and compelling relationships. Yakuza 0 is also the perfect place for newcomers to jump into the series.

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Top 7 Best Open World Games on Nintendo Switch http://twinfinite.net/gallery/top-best-open-world-games-nintendo-switch/ Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:35:41 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?post_type=k-gallery&p=323160 Worlds to explore on the go.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Our 2017 Game of the Year is not only one of the Nintendo Switch’s best games but it is one of the best open world games available on any platform. It is a magical experience with an undeniable sense of wonder and the world gives you something new to see around every corner. The gorgeous art makes you want to explore every inch of the land and the unique climbing mechanics make that possible. 

Super Mario Odyssey – Mario’s Switch debut is one of his most varied adventures yet. Invoking feelings of nostalgia for games like Super Mario 64, Odyssey features a unique set of worlds and enough mechanics to ensure that it feels fresh. Cappy, and the gameplay he is tied to, will be remembered for years and the detailed worlds, including highlights like New Donk City, are filled with things to see and power moons to collect.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Skyrim has been on almost every system now, but 2017’s Switch release is the first time the massive RPG can be taken on the go. The open world is still a joy to explore, the quests are still epic adventures, and the port has been executed well. It’s the same great game you probably know and love, but you can now play it whenever and wherever you want.

Minecraft – Minecraft is arguably the definitive modern sandbox adventure. With the freedom to explore and build whatever you’d like, the possibilities are endless. Also, with it now being one of the best-selling games of all time, there are plenty of other players for you to bounce ideas off.

LEGO City Undercover – Rather than being wrapped up in the stylings of licences, LEGO City Undercover is more of an original adventure. As as undercover cop, you need to explore LEGO City to take down criminals and impress the mayor. It may be a LEGO game but that doesn’t mean its open world offers any less to do. You can chase assailants in vehicles, build objects, and explore, just as you would be able to in any other open world game.

L.A. Noire – Another of the last-gen open world games that were re-released towards the end of 2017 is Rockstar’s L.A. Noire. Stepping into the shoes of Cole Phelps, you can explore Los Angeles, solve mysteries, take part in car chases, and engage in shoot outs. The world is well-designed and is full of fascinating characters.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 isn’t the easiest RPG to jump into and learn quickly, but if you’re after a beautiful and detailed open world, you shouldn’t look any further. While the narrative is engaging, there’re tons of secrets to uncover and objectives to complete. You’ll be able to explore for hours, just be wary of the steep learning curve.

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Top 5 Best Games of December 2017, According to Metacritic http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-5-best-games-december-2017-metacritic/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-5-best-games-december-2017-metacritic/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:21:30 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=322442 Best of December.

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5) L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files – Metacritic Score: 84

When the remaster of L.A. Noire that came to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in November was first revealed, a shorter VR version was also announced. However, it was delayed shortly before release and came to HTC Vive in December. In The VR Case Files, you jump into the shoes of Cole Phelps and tackle select cases from the various police departments of the main game.

An important part of the original release was the facial animation technology that conveys small tells on the NPCs’ faces when you were interviewing them. Being so immersed in the action, that system works even better in VR, and the interactions feel far more intense. It also offers more variety than most other VR titles, allowing you to explore, drive around LA, and solve tricky puzzles. The Case Files VR makes you feel like a detective and that’s all you want from L.A. Noire.

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Top 3 Easiest PS4 Trophies and Platinums of December 2017 http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-3-easiest-playstation-trophies-platinums-december-2017/ http://twinfinite.net/2018/01/top-3-easiest-playstation-trophies-platinums-december-2017/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 16:30:23 +0000 http://twinfinite.net/?p=322307 End of year trophies.

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Okami HD

EASIEST PS4 TROPHIES AND PLATINUMS OF DECEMBER 2017

Okami HD

Okami HD, the cult classic action-adventure game returned last month, remastered for current generation consoles. While, as we mentioned in our review, it is a great game with an immersive world and charming art style, any trophy hunters out there will be happy to hear that the list is quite straightforward. The list is made up of 51 trophies, including 42 bronzes, five silvers, three golds, and the all-important platinum. The majority of the trophies can be unlocked in one playthrough due to them requiring you to reach particular chapters of the game or perform certain tasks. There are three missable trophies, too, most notably the gold titles ‘Barking Up the Cherry Tree’ which asks you to ‘Earn a Cherry Tree rank for each item in the Total Results screen’. Yet even these are all easy to catch with the help of a guide. Most gamers will find that only a small number of the collectible trophies prove a little tougher to obtain.

In the end, even if you do not plan to unlock every trophy in Okami HD, one playthrough will see you add a significant number of trophies to your collection.

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With the stellar year for video game releases that was 2017 all but over, it is time to look ahead to what is coming out in January 2018. Traditionally a rather slow month, January 2017 saw the likes of Yakuza 0 and Resident Evil 7 release. While the first month of 2018 is looking quiet in terms of the number of releases, there are some titles coming that will surely be very popular.

The two stands outs in January are Dragon Ball FighterZ, which is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and Monster Hunter: World, which comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, both of which release on Jan. 26. Dragon Ball FighterZ is likely to be popular in both the Dragon Ball and fighting game communities while Monster Hunter: World will see the debut of the giant monster slaying series on current generation consoles, hoping to introduce it to a wider audience.

There are some other interesting releases, however. Supermassive Games’ The Inpatient brings the Until Dawn flavor of horror to PlayStation VR on Jan. 23. The first Call of Duty: WW2 DLC pack, The Resistance, debuts on PlayStation 4 at the end of the month, and Celeste, the next game from the creators of the excellent Towerfall Ascension, releases sometime this coming month. Here’s the full list of releases in January 2018. Are you picking any of these up?

The Escapists 2 (Switch) – Jan. 11
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4, PC) – Jan. 16
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (PS4, Vita) – Jan. 19
Kirby Battle Royale (3DS) – Jan. 19
Lost Sphear (Switch, PS4, PC) – Jan. 23
The Inpatient (PSVR) – Jan. 23
Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – Jan. 26
Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbox One) – Jan. 26
DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT (PS4) – Jan. 30
Call of Duty: WW2 – The Resistance DLC pack (PS4) – Jan. 30
Celeste (PC, Switch, PS4) – January (No exact date)

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Black The Fall

Black The Fall

Black The Fall may have released in one of the few quiet periods of 2017, early July, but it was still missed by many. Released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and recently, Nintendo Switch, Sand Sailor Studios’ Black The Fall is a great puzzle platformer.

The developers are from Romania and the history of the country and its struggle with Communism play a huge part in the atmosphere and style of the game. You play as an old machinist who plots his escape from the grasp of the Communist regime with the help of an ingenious device and a robot dog, both of which are vital to the puzzle solving. All the while, communist imagery that conveys the struggles in the developer’s country act as the backdrop, giving the game a noticeably tense and dark atmosphere. The puzzles are well designed and the solutions are never repeated, ensuring that each situation is unique and challenging. Any puzzle platformer fan should go back to play Black The Fall, especially if you have an interest in Romanian history or Communism.

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