Hello, I’m Ashline, and I work for a small movie/tech blog called Ashline. We don’t cover too many games, but we do review a few every now and then. I put this article together for those of you who are still looking for a new game, or who are just curious what’s being released in the near future.
Cyberpunk 2077, the next game from CD Projekt RED, is due to be released in April next year. The developers of the hugely successful Witcher series have announced that the game will be coming to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. In the meantime, however, they’ve released a new trailer, which is a lot more than just a sneak peek. It’s a full-length gameplay trailer, showing off some of the game’s cyberpunk themes in a way we’ve never seen before.
After the release of the critically-acclaimed Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, many players have been speculating on whether the anticipated follow-up to the original The Witcher 3 will live up to the hype. CD Projekt Red has been relatively quiet in the lead-up to the game’s release, leaving many to wonder whether it will offer solid DLC, or disappoint. ** On the 19th of May 2017, I was messing around with my Twitter and came across a tweet that said “Sorry to break it to you but Cyberpunk isn’t coming out this year. It’s been delayed.” I then replied to the tweet with “I always thought it was going to be delayed. I guess I’ll play The Witcher. Read more about is cyberpunk 2077 worth it and let us know what you think.
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Cyberpunk’s Final Days Until I heard about the new patch and free DLC, I had nearly forgotten about Cyberpunk 2077. Like many others, I cancelled my pre-order last year with the intention of purchasing it later when it was repaired (and cheaper). It’s definitely less expensive today, but considering how many repairs are included in the most recent patch, I’m not certain that’s all there is to it.
Can anybody tell me how well the game currently runs on a standard PlayStation 4 with the latest patch? Given that it can currently be obtained for about £20 on eBay, I suppose I’ll give it a go anyway, although I’m just as concerned about wasting my time as I am about squandering my money.
It’s hilarious how other businesses clearly believed cyberpunk would become a huge thing, but CD Projekt completely ruined it. However, I don’t believe the genre will be given a second opportunity, particularly after the failure of Blade Runner 2049. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the risk of hype. If you have the money, drumming up interest in something isn’t difficult, but you must follow through and create a decent product. I’m interested to see how close Cyberpunk 2077 comes to that. Focus
The opposing viewpoint I heard the next Call of Duty game would be based on the Eastern Front. Is this true? I believe a campaign where you rotate between the Axis and Allied Powers would be very fascinating. The fall of Berlin would be a fantastic backdrop for the game’s conclusion. SS troops from all across Europe battle to the death because they have no other choice, while the Red Army goes door to door inflicting revenge on the German people.
The Last Panther was a novel I read once. It is said to be a real story of some German tank crews choosing to drive and battle for hundreds of kilometers to get to the American lines to surrender after being encircled by the Soviets. I felt that would be a fantastic location for a game at the time. Yes, playing as the Nazis is a challenge. But, let’s face it, they were terrible. But, then again, so were the Russians, and we’ve got plenty of games in which you play as them.
I’d even be interested in playing a game in which you play as the Taliban or something. For a change of pace, here’s something unusual. Chris Hard is a character in the film Chris Hard
GC: Just because something is different doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. The Last Tiger, a narrative task in Battlefield 5, is probably the closest you’ll get.
Rise of the Monster Catcher In the Pokémon Presents, Pokémon Legends: Arceus looked a little better, but I’m still not sure it’ll be as amazing as Monster Hunter or Zelda. It should be simple to go from killing to catching monsters, but I have little confidence in Game Freak’s ability to create anything as excellent as Monster Hunter Rise, much alone something that pushes the Switch as hard.
It also seems a little strange to have turn-based fighting. It works in Dragon Quest, but that game has the fighting on a separate screen, while Pokémon seems to be completely out in the open. We’ll see whether it works, but if Game Freak pulls it off, they’ll have turned a big corner, and I’ll have a lot more faith in the mainstream sequels in the future. After Sword and Shield, confidence is at an all-time low. Gosling
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Destined for disaster I was hoping someone on here may be able to help…?
Destiny 2 has been crashing on my Xbox Series X for the last several days. Started with a controller disconnect, followed by the game freezing (which needed a power down cycle to recover), and now has bypassed all of that to go directly to a ‘green screen of death,’ which requires a power down cycle to recover.
I attempted an uninstall and reinstall (which took several hours) since someone suggested it as a solution… However, there was no luck.
I couldn’t find any assistance on the Bungie forums… However, there are a few more individuals experiencing same or very similar problems (no means to contact Bungie support outside of their forums).
It’s strange that it appeared out of nowhere and not after an update…
Any ideas, in any case, would be much welcomed. WoDMaN
GC: That’s strange. We’d say it sounded like the console was on its way out, but if other people are experiencing the same issue, it’ll almost certainly need a patch to solve. Have you tried following Bungie Help on Twitter?
Rollback by Namco The Namco Rolling Thunder series was a popular run-and-gun shooter that was highly regarded in North America and the United Kingdom. I was curious if anybody would be open to Namco rebooting the game with the assistance of an independent development team.
Although Rolling Thunder 2 was released on the Sega Mega Drive, the original game was released in arcades. It would be fantastic to see a new Rolling Thunder game from Namco, especially since so many famous game series have recently been rebooted. Personally, I would welcome a return of Rolling Thunder on the PlayStation 5, Xbox One X, and PC.
My personal favorite was Rolling Thunder 2, which was always entertaining to play and had a fantastic soundtrack. Be rotting, gaz (gamertag)
GC: We’d love to see it come back. A new Shinobi, with gameplay that is quite comparable, would be much better — and is definitely more probable.
We Have Been Inspire Epic Games has a terrible attitude about Among Us. It’s not unusual for someone to just clone a popular game, but the map indicates they put the bare minimum effort into the entire thing. Coming from a business that ran a ludicrous anti-Apple smear campaign, this proves they’re no better, and in this case, possibly worse.
Why not strike a deal with Innersloth if they were really talking to him? It’s not like the two games are competitors, especially when they ran a full campaign for Borderlands, which is a comparable game. Did they just believe Innersloth was a tiny business to which they could do anything they pleased?
Wasn’t there also a rip-off of Crazy Taxi, now that I think about it? Battle royale may be too broad a concept to copyright, or whatever, and whatever sort of game you name Among Us, because it’s essentially Mafia, but Crazy Taxi was a very particular idea that they just copied without giving Sega any credit.
To be honest, the Steam Deck irritated me as well, not so much because it was such an apparent rip-off of the Switch, but because of the way Valve spoke about it as if it were some brilliant new concept, while simultaneously slamming Nintendo and their accomplishments. Get a freaking idea! Cranborne
Services for students I have no plan of purchasing the Zool remaster, but I would want to commend Sumo for their student program. I’m not sure whether it happens all the time, but I’ve never seen it acknowledged as the creator of a game. I’m sure it was a fantastic start for their careers, and it’s amusing to see them attempting to make something meaningful out of a crappy old Amiga game.
I had the game back in the day, but I already knew it was a dud. Graphics and advertising are great, but the game is terrible. Nowadays, you don’t really get it with games (though it does happen a lot with movies), but back then, paying full price was a much larger risk. Syndo
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Filmed games It’s nice to see how much James Gunn enjoys gaming, and that his work on Lollipop Chainsaw, which I suppose was one of the lowest moments of his career in terms of money, is still something he considers and values. I haven’t watched The Suicide Squad and probably won’t till it becomes available for free someplace, but I understand what he’s talking about in the trailer.
It got me wondering about what the greatest game-themed film is that isn’t based on a particular game. Free Guy, who I recently saw, is a clear example. I didn’t like for it, but then again, I’m not a huge Ryan Reynolds fan and didn’t expect to. It did, however, clearly understand gaming, and I liked how different it was from the way games were portrayed 20 or even 10 years ago.
The greatest, in my opinion, is Edge Of Tomorrow/Live Die Repeat, which, apart from being a great action film, also embraces the logic of trial and error gaming, in which you die often, learn a little more, and then die again. A few films, such as Boss Level, make use of this idea, and it’s interesting to note that it’s a really old school method of playing games that you won’t find in any contemporary game save maybe Dark Souls.
All that counts is that the film is superior, which is why I believe Edge Of Tomorrow is the greatest, but I’d choose any of the others over a direct adaptation. Grunner
Void Bastards and Yooka-Layee, two inbox also-rans, are free on the Epic Games Store starting tonight at 4 p.m. Yooka-Laylee is now available for free on Xbox with Games with Gold. Andrew J. is a member of the Andrew J.
I can’t dispute with yesterday’s list of the greatest Call Of Duty games. I would pick Modern Warfare 2, but I won’t disagree with anybody who says Black Ops 2. Campbell
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