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The Witcher 3 Final Free DLC Pack Includes New Game Plus Mode

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, the latest entry of the series developed by CD Projekt RED now available in all regions on consoles and PC, has received several free DLC packs including new items, new outfits for Yennefer, Triss and Ciri, new quests and more. The final DLC pack was going to be released later this week, but it looks like it won’t be ready in time. However fans of the game should still be happy, as it will include a highly requested feature.

CD Projekt RED has confirmed on the game’s official Facebook page that the next DLC pack will included the highly requested New Game Plus mode. As the team requires more time to develop the DLC properly, it won’t be released this week as originally scheduled. More news on the DLC will also be coming soon.

The New Game Plus mode DLC isn’t the only thing the team is currently working on. Last week the CD Projekt RED Community Lead Marcin Momot has confirmed on Twitter that a new The Witcher 3 patch is already in the works. What the patch includes has yet to be detailed but it will most likely include fixes for some of the issues that are still plaguing the game, such as the Card Collector achievement issues and more.

The Witcher 3 1.07 patch has been released a few days ago in all regions. The patch is the game’s biggest yet and includes some new features that vastly improve the experience, such as a new movement mode for Geralt, an item stash that can be used to store items and more. The patch also includes some gameplay tweaks such as changed level requirements for the Witcher gear sets, Sign tweaks and much more.

The Witcher 3 is now available in all regions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. More news on the New Game Plus mode will be coming soon so stay tuned for all the latest updates on CD Projekt RED excellent role playing game.

As a long time gamer, Francesco has survived more zombie invasions, meteor strikes, magic spells than he can count. He still keeps fighting today to bring hope into countless gaming worlds. Or destruction, depending on his mood. Writing about video games was only the natural step for such a dangerous life.

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Sony Has a “Monopoly” on the High-End Japanese Gaming Market, According to a US Senator

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The never-ending saga surrounding Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard has a new participant.  Today, Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from the state of Washington, said some things about the subject that were hard to understand.

The senator, whose remarks were reported on by ResetEra, spoke at a Senate finance committee hearing on “the president’s 2023 Trade Policy Plan,” which we are sure was quite interesting.

Senator Cantwell said that she had been told that Sony “controls a monopoly of 98% of the high-end game market” despite the fact that “Japan’s government has allowed Sony to engage in blatant anti-competitive conduct through exclusive deals and payments to game publishers, establishing games that are among the most popular in Japan.”

This 98% statistic is highly deceptive because it ignores PC, Nintendo, and mobile games and instead refers to Sony’s adoption rate over Microsoft in Sony’s native country of Japan, a fact that shouldn’t surprise anyone who is even somewhat familiar with the video game business.

What can we do to rectify these problems and create a level playing field, she said of US Trade Representative Katherine Tai after charging Japan’s Federal Trade Commission with improperly failing to look into this purported “exclusionary conduct”?

It is absurd to claim that Sony has a monopoly on the Japanese video game market, as Luke Plunkett of Kotaku correctly points out, “because Sony doesn’t even have a 98% share of the market for the God of War series, a title they own, as Steam is getting 30% of every sale on PC.”

It goes without saying that we can’t expect elected officials to be experts in every field, but this is a visible step at a time when the ongoing attempt to buy the company is at a very important point.

Is it significant that Microsoft, along with Nintendo, maintains its headquarters in Redmond, Washington—Senator Cantwell’s district—or that Microsoft has given Cantwell more than $500,000 over the past two decades?  Let us leave that up to you.

 

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Eating trash, Pizza Possum destroys the PS5

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Pizza Possum is an arcade action game in which you, a possum, attempt to consume as much trash as you can without being discovered.  It is a web-based sequel to the anarchy simulator Untitled Goose Game.It will eventually be available on the PS5.

We couldn’t help but notice that the possum in the title doesn’t look like the cute Australian possum that comes out at night to visit people.On the other hand, it looks like the horrible North American opossums are the ones that will attack trash cans and cause general chaos.Even though we think the second choice was better in terms of theme, we prefer the first one and are happy to explain why.

Your thoughts on Pizza Possum?  Does it possess the necessary mass appeal to successfully skitter along the back fenceline while setting the dog off in the process?

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The Mercenaries, a free piece of DLC for Resident Evil 4 Remake, launches on April 7

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Resident Evil 4 is now out, and the excellent remake can be bought right away.Even though you probably plan to play it all this weekend, you can take comfort in the fact that The Mercenaries, Resident Evil’s almost-required challenge mode, will be available as free DLC on April 7.

The mode’s exact details are still unknown, but if it’s anything like previous versions, you can expect some pretty hard tasks to test your skills.

You’re stumped about something? If you are still debating whether to purchase Resident Evil 4 Remake, be sure to look at our exhaustive guide for the answer or our in-depth review. Are you spending this weekend playing Resident Evil 4? Are you anticipating The Mercenaries?

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