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Need for Speed Update 1.03 Detailed, Adds New Trophies And Achievements And More




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The latest entry of the Need for Speed series, simply named Need for Speed, hasn’t been received as nicely as other entries of the series due to a several reasons. Developer Ghost Games, however, will be trying to improve things with the game’s first huge update named Icon. All the details on the new update have been shared a few hours ago.

The new Need for Speed 1.03 update adds new Trophies and Achievements to the game as well as several gameplay tweaks and fixes, such as fixed for the AI rubber-banding issues and much more.

Here are the full details of the new Need for Speed 1.03 update.

AI Catch UP

  • One of the key things you have told us since launch was in regards to the balance of the AI Catch Up system. We’ve been reading all of your feedback on this, watching your videos and tuning in to your live streams. With all this feedback in mind we have made changes to the AI behavior which should improve your overall experience.

Community Events

When the update arrives one of the first things you may notice is the new tile on the main menu screen. Located in the bottom left hand corner this tile will be giving you information about any community events that are running, or due to run.

So what’s a community event? We’ve got three types of events that we’ll be running throughout the coming months, each one offering something a little different.

  • Bonus cash events will grant an increase in money
  • Discounts events will offer discounts on various in game items
  • Bonus REP events will reward you with more REP

The first event starts Friday, titled Performance Matters and will offer a 15% discount on all performance upgrades. The perfect time to go upgrade your new ride!

Icon Cars

  • If you’ve already begun your journey through Ventura Bay, you may have got your hands on Nakai-san’s Porsche or the 277 of Magnus Walker. In the next update Ken Block’s Hoonicorn and Morohoshi’ Lamborghini Diablo SV will also be able to be obtained. If you’ve already completed their respective missions the cars will be waiting in the garage for you to purchase, at no cost.

Neon Lights

  • With the Lamborghini Diablo SV or Morohoshi-San being included we thought this would be the perfect opportunity for you to take an early, in development look at neons. They will be applied to Morohoshi’s car only and here’s a taster of what you can expect.

Color Picker 2.0

  • When coloring your car, your rims, or decals you will now be presented with a new color picker. This will feature recent colors, pre-set colors, recent materials, pre-set materials, and numerical values on the color sliders so you can be much more precise when selecting a color or material. Improved functionality around working with colors was one of the big bits of feedback we received in terms of the wrap editor and we’re pleased to be bringing this improved functionality to you all.

Mirror Decal

  • There was resounding feedback from the community during the closed beta and through launch that this was important. Which is why we’ve decided to add it in! When accessing the layers screen there will now be a button prompt that allows you to send any layer from the left side of the car to the right (and vice versa). This works on both the side panels of the car, and side windows.

REP Increase

  • Reputation (REP) is there for the taking and those heading onto the streets of Ventura Bay will now find themselves with even more REP to earn. The REP limit will be increased from 50 to 60.

Daily Challenges

  • Included in the update will be a host of new Daily Challenges, with an eye on balancing the types of events with less focus on Outlaw. Once the update arrives, you will start to see new challenges appearing.

New Trophies and Achievements

There will be three new trophies and achievements for you to earn:

  • Fanboi – Put any of the new icon cars in your garage
  • Iconoclast – Win and event with each of the new icon cars
  • Mental Unblock – Get 350,000 Drift Score in Mental Block using Ken’s Car

Pre-Set Wraps

  • We are expanding on the number of off-the-shelf wraps that are ready for you to use. In total we’ll be included thirty new wraps, ready for you to use across a variety of cars.

General bugs, tweaks and improvements

  • A number of bugs have been fixed. We’ve tweaked things and made adjustments in other areas such as the AI catch-up.

Need for Speed is now available in all regions on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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.


On May 23, Miasma Chronicles oozes onto the PS5





We have been keeping an eye on the game Miasma Chronicles from the creators of Mutant Year Zero for a while now. We now know when it will be released, and it will be on May 23, 2023, on the PS5.

Being outnumbered all the time, mastering the art of the ambush will be crucial to surviving, and whatever advantage you can get will be needed. You can view a different, more condensed glimpse of gaming above and below.

How do you feel about the Miasma Chronicles? You played Mutant Year Zero, right?

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Fans of Final Fantasy 16 disagree as new debate over the squeeze gap begins





Fans of Final Fantasy have been disputing for decades over a variety of topics, such as whether game VIII is the finest or which one contains the best minigames. But something fresh has the community in a tizzy, and this time it’s a 19-second trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI that’s energizing fans along with the reappearance of certain well-worn and recognizable talking points.

If it weren’t for the fissure that protagonist Clive skillfully navigates in the video, this narrative might have been about Torgal, a great canine companion. That’s right, we have returned to the discussion of the Squeeze Gap, the most heinous error in game design (in the eyes of some fans).

Others pointed out that you can see through the gap that this is an intentional design choice and does not, in fact, hide a loading screen. In the colorful comments section of the aforementioned Tweet, some people complained about the inclusion of yet another Squeeze Gap on current-gen PCs.If you have nothing better to do, follow us down the rabbit hole of quote-retweets.

Sincerity be damned, we don’t really care either way, but it is odd for Square Enix to release an official promo for a highly anticipated game that shows half of a character squirming through a small space.As always, the music is spot on; praise where praise is due. On June 22, Final Fantasy XVI will debut for PlayStation 5.

What do you think of the squeeze gaps generally and the squeezegate incident specifically?

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Sony was named the top video game publisher of 2022 by Metacritic





In order to decide which publisher published the best games, Metacritic calculates ratings for all the games that were released in the previous calendar year. The website that collects review ratings for all popular media has done the math, and Sony Interactive Entertainment came out on top for 2022.

Yes, Sony’s first-party initiatives from the previous year allowed it to “no issue” claim the top spot on Metacritic’s list.  The 2022 release schedule for the platform holder averaged 85.6 points overall, with all of its PC ports scoring in the website’s “green score” range.

The business did indeed have a successful year in 2017. We had a fantastic trio of original games: God of War Ragnarok, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon Forbidden West, all of which were of very high caliber. But in addition to that, the firm also launched The Last of Us: Part I and a number of PC ports, including God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Uncharted: The Legacy of Thieves Collection, all of which received positive reviews from critics. MLB The Show 22 had the lowest metascore of any Sony game last year, according to Metacritic, but it still earned a respectable 77.

According to Metacritic, these are the top 10 publishers for 2022:

  1. Sony Interactive Entertainment
  2. Paradox Interactive
  3. Activision Blizzard
  4. Focus Entertainment
  5. Take-Two Interactive
  6. Capcom
  7. SEGA
  8. Annapurna Interactive
  9. Humble Games
  10. Devolver Digital

If you’re interested, you can view the complete summary at this link. How do you feel?

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