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The Last of Us II: Fans Of The First Entry Should Surely Have This On Their List

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The Last of Us: Part II [Naughty Dog]

The year of 2020 is one for huge remembrance. Gaming wise it will be as well. ‘The Last of Us II’ release is right around the corner. The hype surrounding the game has been possibly plagued by issues outside of entertainment, but nonetheless developer Naughty Dog is right back this month to deliver the highly anticipated title.

Naughty Dog is no normal studio, not only are they known for the classic first edition of the title, but also they are responsible for the immensely popular series ‘Uncharted.’ The expectations for the newest entry are through the roof, and when it comes to this developer, they never seem to drop the ball.

The first ‘Last of Us’ game released in 2013, told an intriguing story of an alternative America. Survival was the name of the game in this title. America had been turned upside down as creatures once human, became cannibals infected by a strain of fungus. The third-person thriller came at the end of the PS3 cycle, which is exactly what this title is doing as the PS4 takes it’s swan song.

The Last of Us: Part II [Naughty Dog]

The story will look to continue the story of characters Joel and Ellie, who developed a father-daughter like relationship in the first title. From the trailers and videos it seems quite some time has passed, with Joel and Ellie looking much more mature in this new entry. Details have been far and few in-between, but we should expect to see much more of the same type of tense and dramatized moments.

If you were a fan of the first entry, this one surely should be on your list. Honestly if you own a PS4 it should be on everyone’s list. The type of action packed horror and thrilling moments will be there, in fact this is a Naughty Dog forte. June 19th can not come soon enough!

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Cyberpunk 2077 – Delayed Again And Here’s Why

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Today, the developers of Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk will be delayed to December, and not November. After it had gone gold.

A Cyberpunk delay is not something which is something which the gaming world is new to, first announced in 2012, originally set to release April 16, 2020, then to September 17, then November 19. After that, Cyberpunk 2077 announced that it had gone gold. But then, CD Projekt Red tweeted a photo on their official Twitter account, stating that they were going to delay the delay of their game for 21 days later to December 10th, in a detailed, apologetic message.
 

In the gaming community, “going gold” is a term used by game developers when the game they are working on is finished and ready to play. So the obvious question comes, how can a game which has gone gold been Delayed again?

The answer is that even though Cyberpunk is ready to play to a large degree on a lot of platforms, CD Projekt Red still have to make sure that the game runs smoothly on all platforms (PS4, PS5, Xbox 1, Series X and S, PC, and Google Stadia. And this seems like a large task since the devs probably didn’t take into account that the game they were working on will be released during the end of the PS4, Xbox one generation and that they would have to optimize their game to all of these Platforms.

It seems like CD Projekt Red is really trying to avoid as much crunch as they can, which is a good move on their part, as Crunch is a big problem in the gaming world, and a major reason for bad health of game devs, “crunch” is a term used when a certain gaming developer will encourage their staff to take large amounts of overtime to help finish a product under a certain deadline, and although a big issue for the devs, it gave certain accountability to release dates.

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Marvel’s Avengers | Cash Grab Or Extraordinary Game?

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Stan Lee created an empire unseen in memory altogether. The Marvel universe has gone beyond comics, and sure DC Comics can also claim fame in this aspect as well, but not in the way that Marvel has.

The Avengers are not just a popular comic series, or nowadays a popular movie franchise, but it has become a way of life. Picking a favorite avenger, or opinion on the film’s franchise defines relationships and friendships, and could possibly break them. That is the level of popularity this company has established.

In terms of gaming this hasn’t been the case. As the Marvel franchise has stuffed it’s pockets in recent years, the gaming industry has felt a heavier effect from DC with the Arkham Batman video game series. That was until Marvel’s Spider-Man debuted on the Sony PS4 in 2018.

The game was an incredible example of how Marvel could easily slide into the role of being a game changer within the gaming industry. A lot of the crowd that are fans of the Marvel movie franchise are also huge gamer’s, so it was very surprising it took this long for Marvel to capitalize on this. There have been Marvel games in the past, but usually they are cash grab movie tie-ins that can easily be beat in four to six hours with little enjoyment.

So that leaves the question we all want answered, how great of a game can the new Marvel Avengers be? I have tried the beta for the game, honestly I did not come away completely impressed. Although, it did have some inspiring moments. But after all, it is just a beta, so I wont judge based off of this information. With that being said this game really does make one wonder what are we in for? Is this truly the ride we have all been waiting for as long time fans?

We can not truly know until we have our physical copy on hand (digital as well if that’s your gig) but the excitement seems to be rather reserved. This could be more or less because of how COVID-19 has sucked the life out of human society as we know it, or it could just be that we are not expecting much from Marvel.

With Spider-Man, we had gotten so many trailers and game images and hype that it was almost expected it was going to be a triple AAA hit. This can not be said for the Avengers game. Trailers and game play footage has been minimal. Square Enix who is publishing the game is a big-time player in the gaming industry, even much larger than Insomniac who published Spider-Man. So why is this? The virus can not be the reason, if anything being forced to be at home should be ever more the reason for this hype train to take off.

We are all wondering if this is a cash grab or a truly great game, and to be honest we have no idea what we are getting, but like many around the world who are so starved to play a Marvel game or get back into the Marvel universe, we can not wait to go on this adventure, hopefully the price of admission is worth the ride.

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Star Wars: Squadrons | Official Trailer – HD

Buckle up, take full control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter, and feel the adrenaline of strategic first-person 5v5 multiplayer dogfights alongside your squadron.

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Star Wars: Squadrons is an upcoming action video game set in the Star Wars universe developed by Motive Studios and published by Electronic Arts. The game’s story is set after Return of the Jedi.

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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