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Dead or Alive 6 tones down female character sexualisation

The Dead or Alive series is infamous for the sexualisation of its female characters. That, and its breast physics.Dead or Alive 6, announced during E3, marks a shift in the fighting game series’ approach, with toned down female sexualisation and, Japanese developer Koei Tecmo said, more natural breast movement.The concept…

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Beyond Blue is a BBC-Backed Ocean Exploration Game From the Makers of Never Alone

Go fish.Remember Never Alone, that little game about Native Alaskan folklore from a few years ago? The team behind the snowy puzzle platformer has returned, and its latest game swaps the tundra for the seas in Beyond Blue.It looks a little like a more realistic ABZÛ, but the truth is that this game is a fair amount more involved than that. You play as a scientist in charge of a research team, aiming to uncover the secrets of the deep. Beyond Blue will have a story to play through as you explore the salty waters in search of weird and…

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EA Sports: FIFA 19 cross-platform play "a net benefit to users"

With cross-platform play once again in the spotlight after it emerged you can’t use your Epic account on the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite if you’ve used it on the PlayStation 4 version, many within the FIFA community have also wondered whether the feature might come to the world’s biggest…

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UK Sales Charts: God of War Returns to the Top Amid Days of Play Promotion

The highest peak in all the realms.It’s a day late, but this return to the No.1 spot on the UK charts is a great Father’s Day gift for the Ghost of Sparta. God of War is back on top after a few weeks lower down the top 10, largely due to Sony’s Days of Play sale which saw discounts on Santa Monica Studio’s latest and greatest.The sale also bumped a few other titles up the charts, too: Fallout 4 is third and PlayStation VR Worlds jumps to fifth. Assassin’s Creed Origins and Call of Duty: WWII reappear at the tail end of the top 10 as well,…

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More bad news for Telltale as ex-boss sues company

There’s more bad news for Telltale, the company behind the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode series of adventure games, with its ex-boss suing the company.The Marin Independent Journal reports Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner, who became CEO in January 2015, filed the suit in late February, claiming breach of contract…

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Report: AMD's Next-Gen Graphics Tech Is Being Built Specifically for PS5

Sony is leading the charge.Sony’s less eager to talk about the PlayStation 5 than its competitor, but murmurs coming out of E3 2018 suggest that work is well underway. In fact, exclusive reports by both WCCFTech and Forbes claim that AMD’s next-gen graphics architecture Navi has been created specifically for the Japanese giant’s upcoming console. To be clear: this isn’t a case of the console maker commissioning existing tech – it’s being made specifically for Sony’s system.According to reports, AMD pulled two-thirds of its engineering staff onto the project, which ultimately had a negative impact on the development of AMD’s…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 224

E3 hangover club.E3 2018 has almost killed us, so here’s a not-so brief WAYP to remind you that it’s the weekend. You didn’t think we were going to miss it, did you? Never.Robert Ramsey, Deputy EditorI’ll be continuing Fallout 4 in between watching various World Cup matches. Let’s hope that the weekend’s footie is a little more exciting!Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Why Ninja Theory's Leaving PlayStation

In its own words.If there was one thing at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference that stung most for PlayStation fans, it was the announcement that Ninja Theory – the cult favourite developer of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and Hellblade – had become part of Microsoft Studios. Despite over a decade of games on Sony hardware, this undoubtedly means the studio will no longer be releasing games on PlayStation consoles. In the aftermath of the announcement, many voiced their disappointment, calling the developer a “traitor” that has abandoned its own independence. The studio has, after all, been outspoken about its fondness for independence in the past,…

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Final Fantasy 7 remake "actually in development"

The Final Fantasy 7 remake was conspicuous by its absence from Square Enix’s awful E3 2018 media briefing – so, should we be worried about its development? Is it even in development?Speaking to IGN, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the game, moved to reassure concerned fans, insisting people at Square…

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Bungie says Destiny 2 expansion Forsaken really does kill Cayde for good

Bungie has killed Cayde-6, Destiny’s wise-cracking chief Hunter character. It’s an emotional moment for fans of the game. Cayde, voiced by Nathan Fillion, has been with Destiny players since the first game came out in September 2014. Now, he’s dead, as revealed by a new story trailer released for upcoming…

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