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New Platinum game at E3 2015

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Whenever you mention the word Platinum around the right group of people, you’ll see their eyes light up with joy and excitement, and rightly so. Platinum are responsible for creating some of the most high-octane action games over the last several years; games that truly make you feel like a badass without relying too much on quick-time events and making you learn how the game works – you have to earn the right to be awesome.

Thanks to them, we’ve slashed through hulking mechas as a cyber samurai, battled the forces of both heaven and hell as a certain sexy witch and even took control of over a hundred Power Rangers-esque superheroes at once to punch an alien the size of the Earth in the face. And now we’ve learnt that Platinum has an all-new adventure in the pipeline.

The developer confirmed that this new title will be unveiled at this year’s E3, at 11pm BST (6pm ET) on Tuesday 16th June.

Aside from that, Platinum have not even hinted at what it could possibly be, leaving tonnes of room for speculation. Could it be that Metal Gear Rising sequel? The thing has been in a very weird state of affairs at the moment (though apparently it was in the planning stages at one point).

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Maybe something Nintendo related? The reveal will take place after Nintendo’s Digital Event and Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hasimoto has stated that he’d be interested in working with Nintendo again for a third title. Or it could be The Wonderful 102?

There is also the possibility of it being a brand new IP. For all we know, it might not even be an action game as unlikely as it sounds. Action games are Platinum’s bread and butter but what’s stopping them from trying something new like a fighting game or a racing game or a puzzle game? Let’s be honest, they’d probably still end up having explosions and ninjas and over-the-top jumps. We’ll just have to wait and see.

It should also be noted that aside from this mystery title, Platinum is also working on an Xbox One exclusive, Scalebound, which could appear at Microsoft’s press conference. If you’re interested, it’ll be taking place on June 15th (that’s this Monday) at 5.30pm BST (12.30pm ET).

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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