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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criticised For Terrible Pre-Order System

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s pre-order bonus system is under fire by fans and critics alike. The game has a tiered bonus structure called “Augment Your Pre-Order” which inherently means there is no way even for players who pre-order to get all of the content on offer. Square Enix has yet to make any comment on the backlash against Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s pre-order system.

The “Augment Your Pre-Order” system is structured with five unlockable tiers, and each tier contains a set of one to three options for what content players want unlocked on Day One of release. The first tier, which offers mostly cosmetic bonuses, is unlocked automatically, but each tier after that will only be unlocked when as-yet-undisclosed global pre-order goals are met. Some of the rewards include in-game items, digital books and music, and an extra in-game mission. Tier 5’s reward is getting the game four days early.

Many see this as a system that doesn’t so much give consumers a choice about what content they get, but rather about what content they miss out on. The way the pre-orders are structured means it’s impossible to get every piece of content that’s on offer – at least, without pirating the game. It’s left many gamers scratching their heads at why yet another Triple-A title is releasing in such a consumer-unfriendly manner.

Players who want all of the bonuses from the pre-order tree can always get the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition, but that’ll involve shelling out $150, which hardly seems worth it for a few digital guns and a comic book.

It’s believed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s tiered pre-order system is designed to encourage those who pre-order to do the same in order to unlock the next tier of rewards. All it seems to have achieved so far is providing critics yet another reason to remind everybody that there is no good reason for pre-ordering a video game. It’s hard to disagree with them.

Rhiannon likes video games and she likes writing, so she decided to combine them. As well as writing about video games, she also belts out the occasional science fiction or fantasy story, edits videos, and eats strawberry oreos. In that order.

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

Microsoft is bringing four games that used to only be available on Xbox to other systems. Sea of Thieves was the last of these games to come out. The others are Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Even though things have been going well lately, Booty says that more ports will be dealt with “case-by-case.”

News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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