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  • Dead Island 2 Delayed

    I am not sure if games are getting delayed nowadays or if they keep announcing an impossible launch date every time upon initial reveal.

    This time around it is Dead Island 2 that is getting delayed. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that the game will now be released some time in 2016. They posted on Twitter the reasoning behind the delay, keeping in line with the statement that it is the fruit of their ambition,

    "We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island--multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee--and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that."

  • Battlefield Hardline Went Gold

    The upcoming cops and robbers themed shooter and the latest edition the battlefield franchise Battlefield Hardline has officially “gone gold”, which means that then studio has completed the initial development and the game is now headed for mass production and to the respected digital shelves.

    Tis came from the official Battlefield twitter account which was accompanied by an image showing a man with a golden gun. Though hardline is still weeks away from its official release up to 7 million people have already played the game through its recent open beta. The studio Visceral have seemed to have learned a lot from the beta and can be seen as a series of changes including weapon tweaks and lots more are being implemented.

    “Going gold” is indeed an important milestone in any game development. But hardline is a very Online-heavy game, and its development will continue for a very long time after its initial release.

    Battlefield Hardline is set to release on March 17 in the US and March 20 in the UK for all consoles including last gen and current gen and PC.

  • Naughty Dog presidents Denies Uncharted 4 Director Amy Hennig was "Forced Out"

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    It was shocking news indeed when Amy Hennig, Director for all the Uncharted games even the upcoming one on the PS4, was let go soon after she celebrated her 10 year anniversary at Naughty Dog. This news was even more disturbing when rumors began that she was “forced out” of the company.

    According to the rumors Hennig’s forceful dismissal was influenced by the creative directors of the Last of Us, Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, who will now be taking over the upcoming Uncharted game for the PS4.

    Naughty Dog co-presidents have recently issued a statement denying Druckmann’s and Straley’s alleged involvement in Hennig’s separation from Naughty Dog.

    "Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. She will be missed and, as we stated before, we appreciate the significant contributions that she has made to Naughty Dog and the industry in general. We wish her the best."

    "However, we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke. Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired. It was very upsetting to us that dozens of stories were run, linking back to the same hurtful accusations in the original report. As co-presidents of Naughty Dog, we are responsible for all studio affairs."

    "Normally, we wouldn't respond to rumours and speculation on matters that are internal to Naughty Dog, but because the personal reputation of two of our employees is being damaged we needed to set the record straight. There is nothing left to be said on this subject. Now we're going back to what we should be focused on--making games."

    Straley added to this on Twitter saying, "It's super reassuring to know our bosses, [Wells and Balestra] have our backs," "Thanks guys!". Coming back to “Uncharted 4”, Sony has confirmed that Hennig’s dismissal will not affect the development of the game.

  • A PS4 Error Corrupting Save Files; No update to Disable DualShock4 Light Bar

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    A new error has plagued the PlayStation 4 and it is a severe one. It has been recently noticed when several users posted online regarding this issue. It seems that the error is corrupting save files on the console and is resulting in hours of progress being lost. In severe cases this has even prevented any apps from being opened on the PS4. Check out the 35+ page PlayStation forum thread.

    According to these posts, the problem is known as Error CE-34878-0. For now the error seems to affect files from a list of games like, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag,  NBA 2K14FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Thanks to this error one of the users even lost 30 hours of progress according to what he told Joystiq. Others are reporting that this app prevents apps from opening at all and thus making them useless.

    Although some players have reported that deleting the corrupt files allows the apps to be opened again, but it doesn’t seem to work for others. At the moment, according to the forum, there isn’t a singular solution to fix everyone’s problem.

    Moving on to the other bit of issue, although nothing major like the corrupt files issue. It seems that the battery life for the DualShock 4 is not something spectacular. It is decent but some feel it could be a lot better if they just disabled the light bar of the controller for games that don’t need it.

    The fan actually asked Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter whether there would be an update that would actually disable the lightbar when not in use. To this he replied a simple, “No”. So yeah since this isn’t going to happen, maybe just get two controllers and a charging station? Swap the controllers when they are low on juice and you are good to go! I do that, and have had no problems.

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