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June 24, 2016


Return to Mojave Fallout New Vegas coming to XBOX One Next Week



Written by Damien

The official Fallout Facebook page has announced that Fallout New Vegas will be available for XBOX One some time next week. While no official date was listed and no news about it coming to Playstation, if you ever felt like returning to Mojave or just checking it out now is the time.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on whether or not this will be available for Playstation users.


June 22, 2016


Walking Dead Season 3



Written by Damien

Telltales The Walking Dead series will be going into it's third season this fall. Following a more adult Clementine as she tries to make sense of this zombie apocalypse as well as new character Javier. An excerpt from the official Telltale Blog shines some light on what we can expect.

"Yes, Clem returns and will play a key role, but this is a new story as much as it is a continuation of Seasons One and Two. Players completely new to the Telltale series will be able to jump right in without feeling lost at all, and those familiar with previous seasons will perhaps find some even deeper meaning, as we'll be working to ensure save file decisions will carry over from the last two games if you've played them in the past."

The Walking Dead Season 3 has no set release date outside of the Fall announcement but you can check out the teaser trailer below...


June 21, 2016


Is a Sonic announcement coming next month



Written by Damien

Sonic the Hedgehog has a 25th year anniversary coming up and one cheeky gamer seems to have figured out a possible announcement date for the next title to celebrate this momentous occasion. Sonic fan Richard DiCicco tweeted at the official Sonic Twitter account asking how many chili dogs it would take for them to announce when we could expect some news on the new Sonic title. It turns out their answer which could very well be a joke or true is 722 which Richard then figured out that if that meant anything it meant we may be hearing something on July 22nd. You can see the original tweet below...

Now we at Skyematrixgaming find this news to be very interesting and if there is something to be announced on July 22nd you better believe we will be ready to let you know.


Playstation Plus free this weekend for all



Written by Damien

Playstation Plus will be free this weekend beginning June 24th at 10 AM BST to June 27th at 10 AM BST. While the service will be free for those who do not have it, the free games that come with the service will remain locked.

Currently it's not known if this is just for European Playstation users or everyone.

Playstation Plus is online subscription service that is needed to interact with your friends on PS4. The service also gives away about 24 games a year averaging at 2 games a month. This month's PS4 titles include NBA 2K16 and Gone Home also on PS4.


June 20, 2016


Disney had big plans for Infinity before it's cancellation



Written by Damien

Disney announced the end of their toys to life line Infinity last month but that hasn't stopped the interwebs from finding out just what the company had planned before their untimely departure from making games. First reported by Kotaku and later elaborated on by Superherohype it turns out Disney had plans to release an Infinity 4.0 playset which would've seen the likes of figures from Cars 3, Star Wars Episode VIII, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok.

We even got a glimpse at figures that were in production like a Doctor Strange figure and the plans for 12" premium figures based on The Hulk, Buzzlightyear, Darth Vader and Iron Man to name a few. These 12" figures would've lit up and done different things in Disney Infinity as opposed to the previous toys these characters have.

There was also a planned "Story Mode" for the Toybox which would've seen more versatility for the toys of the playsets. Disney Infinity released August 2013 and the plans for the release of the Dory set in June are still underway.

You can check out the trailers for the Doctor Strange and 12" Hulk figure below via Infiniteer Adventures


June 17, 2016


Experience Playstation VR at Participating Retailers starting today



Written by Damien

Beginning June 17th and Saturday June 18th, Sony will have PSVR kits for people who are interested in getting a taste of what VR has to offer. 30 Best Buy and Gamestop locations will be equipped to demo PSVR for customers. Then starting on June 24th, that number will expand to about 300 locations across the US and Canada.

You can Click Here to see if there will be any kiosks at your location. Some of the games you can experience are EVE: Valkyrie, Headmaster, Battlezone and SUPERHYPERCUBE. More games and demos will be added up until the release of PSVR in October.

Vice President of Playstation Brand Marketing John Koller had this to say...

"The excitement around PS VR has been enormous and once you try it, you'll understand why. As all of you would expect, it's our goal at PlayStation to deliver the best and richest VR gaming experiences, and we can't wait for you to put that headset on and be transported into these worlds. If you get some hands-on time with PS VR this weekend, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!"

You can follow the original blog post Here. Playstation VR will release October 13th. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on all news Playstation VR and if any of us get out to see it this weekend!!


Activision's first show to appear on Netflix



Written by Damien

Activision has announced that their first show will be Skylanders Academy and it will debut this fall on Netflix. Skylanders Academy will feature the voice work of some highly talented celebrities including Justin Long (Spyro), Ashley Tisdale and Jonathan Banks to name a few. CEO of Activision Blizzard Bobby Kotick had this to say...

"Over the last five years, millions of families around the world have welcomed 'Skylanders' characters into their homes. Now, they'll be able to watch their favorite characters come to life on Netflix. We couldn't have found a better home for 'Skylanders Academy' and look forward to sharing our extraordinary characters with Netflix audiences around the world."

Activision Blizzard announced their plans to bring their titles to television and film back in 2015. Their first movie, Warcraft, came out came out on June 10, 2016 to lackluster reviews. The toys-to-life series Skylanders debuted in 2011. The next game in the series Skylanders Imaginators will release in October with an exclusive Crash Bandicoot toy and playset.


Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy



Written by Devon

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy was the second game developed by the well known studio Quantic Dream. This paranormal thriller takes place in New York City. The city is the victim of a series of mysterious murders that follow the same pattern: ordinary people become possessed and kill absolute strangers in public. The main characters of the story must uncover the supernatural forces behind these crimes.

For those who have not had the pleasure of playing through this gem, it will be available exclusively on Playstation 4 on July 18, 2016. The title will not be the remastered version done by Aspyr, but rather a PS2 Classic. It will be $14.99 at launch.

Quantic Dream later went on to make other heavy hitting titles like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Their next game is Detroit: Become Human. If you want a taste of what this company has to offer and see where it all began, do yourself a favor and check out Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy.


Steam Summer Sale outed by Paypal



Written by Damien

The Steam summer sale has been outed by Paypal and will take place on June 23rd for two weeks. The email from Paypal reads "Brace yourself. We can exclusively reveal that the Steam summer sale will go live on 23rd June. Now you know when it's going to happen, you can get ready for the savings."

Paypal has in the past revealed Steam sales for the seasons of Winter and Autumn. This year they are going for summer.


Breath of the Wild Amiibos!



Written by Damien

A new line of Amiibo has been announced for Breath of the Wild. The Archer amiinbo features Link with a crossbow. The Guardian is a large amiibo featuring one of the enemies of the game. Finally, the Rider features Link on horseback. As you can see in the picture, these Amiibos have a great level of detail.

The wolf Link amiibo from The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess will also work with Breath of the Wild. If you have a save file, the hearts you earned in Twilight Princess will carry over to Breath of the Wild. If not, your wolf Link will only have 3 hearts respectively. You can have wolf link help you hunt for food and fight enemies, but once he dies he is gone. He can only be summoned once a day.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will release in March 2017 on both Wii U and NX. Below is the reveal trailer and Wolf Link Amiibo trailer. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news about Breath of the Wild develops.


June 16, 2016


Nintendo's new IP Ever Oasis for the 3DS Revealed



Written by Damien

Nintendo announced their new IP for the 3DS Ever Oasis a RPG developed by Grezzo the masterminds behind both Legend of Zelda 3DS Remastered. In the reveal trailer we are asked to band together to uncover the secrets of the vast desert. With our very own water fairy Isuna by our side we must build our own oasis. You will also be able to welcome new wanderers from far off tribes and have them fight alongside you as you explore the world and it's dungeons.

You will choose between 3 characters to take out on quests that you can switch between on the fly to help you tackle puzzles and tough enemies. Currently there is no release date for Ever Oasis but we at Skyematrixgaming will keep you updated when one becomes available.

And of course please enjoy the reveal trailer of Ever Oasis below


HARMONIX AND PDP ANNOUNCE ROCK BAND RIVALS



Written by Devon

New hardware, new game modes and new price coming to Rock Band this year

Rock Band Rivals is a new expansion pack for Rock Band 4 that will be available this fall on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Harmonix and PDP have also announced that there will be brand new Rock Band hardware bundles featuring the expansion pack along with the new and improved Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller. Additional details regarding Rock Band Rivals features, release date and pre order information will be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller features an iconic Fender Jaguar guitar design, improved auto calibration for enhanced gameplay performance and a new foldable guitar neck for easy storage and transportation. The new Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller will bring a fresh look to Rock Band Rivals and Rock Band 4 and will be available at retail this fall for $69.99.

This new guitar will be featured in two Rock Band Rivals bundles. The first bundle is for those seeking a full band experience. The Rock Band Rivals Band Kit, available for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offers an all-in-one Rock Band kit featuring both the Rock Band Rivals expansion in addition to Rock Band 4, Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, drum kit, microphone, wooden drum sticks, adjustable guitar strap, and 4xAA alkaline batteries for $199.99.

The second bundle is directed at guitar enthusiasts who want to pick up the new Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller. The Rock Band Rivals Wireless Jaguar Bundle will include both Rock Band Rivals and Rock Band 4 software for $89.99. For those seeking out just the new Rock Band Rivals expansion, it will also be available as a standalone digital download on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $29.99.

Steve Janiak, CEO of Harmonix Music Systems, had this to say about the incredibly popular Rock Band 4:

"With more than $100 million in sales of Rock Band 4 to date, it's clear that there are as many aspiring rock stars out there as ever. We're incredibly excited to announce Rock Band Rivals and to formally kick off our co-publishing relationship with PDP. With new and improved hardware, a great price and some fun original features, Rock Band Rivals promises a fresh take on Rock Band 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One."

Harmonix and PDP also detailed a suite of Rock Band accessories at E3 2016 including:

Rock Band Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller Charger ($29.99) with included Rechargeable Battery Pack, and LED lights to indicate charge status, you'll always be ready to perform.

Rock Band 4 Wired Legacy Adapter for Xbox One ($29.99) for those who want to use legacy instruments, such as the Xbox 360 Rock Band 3 Midi PRO-Adapter by Mad Catz, and the ION Drum Rocker for Xbox 360.

Fans who are interested in being notified when these new Rock Band products are available for pre-order can sign up at www.rockband4.com/first-to-know.

For a hands on experience, PDP is showing off their line of upcoming Rock Band products during E3, which takes place on June 14th-16th, at booth #4512 in the West Hall.


June 15, 2016


Open your eyes...Open your eyes, wake up Link



Written by Damien

Nintendo has finally announced the new title in the Legend of Zelda series as well as show off a new trailer and a buttload of information about the upcoming Wii U and NX title. The Legend of Zelda Breath Of The Wild plans to reinvent the series by breaking the original conventions of previous installments like linearity. This game is more like A Link Between Worlds and that is a good thing. Link can now jump which is a series first and it's a move for the better as he can also climb now too giving him more room to traverse and makes the game more organic as a whole.

This game is also different in that as Link you now starts off in underwear and wind up wearing various different outfits throughout the game because of this. You now have an array of weapons instead of just the standard Master Sword, like an axe which you can use to cut down trees for bundles of firewood. That's right Link now hunts and collects things because now Link camps out and eats!

What we have seen so far from the demo and trailer is not much. According to Nintendo the demo (which solely focuses on the area The Great Plateau) only represents one percent of the final map. This is going to be a huge and wide adventure where going to every part of the horizon is possible, however some conventions will remain the same as main dungeons will still only have one main entrance according to series creator Eiji Anouma "It would just be too confusing if there were multiple start points in a dungeon."

A new line of Amiibo has also been announced for Breath of the Wild featuring Link with a crossbow called Archer, Link on horseback called Rider and a Guardian. The wolf Link amiibo from The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess will also work with Breath of the Wild and if you have a save file the hearts you earned in Twilight Princess will carry over to Breath of the Wild. If not your wolf Link will only have 3 hearts respectively. You can have wolf link help you hunt for food and fight enemies but once he dies he is gone and can only be summoned once a day.

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will release in March 2017 on both Wii U and NX, below is the reveal trailer and Wolf Link Amiibo trailer. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news about Breath of the Wild develops.


Games will perform better on XBOX ONE S



Written by Damien

Gears of War 4 will perform better on the new XBOX One as opposed to the original XBOX One released back in 2013. The new Xbox One S will see improvements to the CPU and GPU making it stronger and faster in comparison to the original XBOX One. Because of this Gears of War 4 will employ a dynamic resolution system as well as the support for high color dynamic range, which will give Gears better resolution above all else on things like metal and armor. Due to the improvements of the new 40 percent smaller XBOX One Gears 4 will run at 60fps and a respective 30fps on the older XBOX.

Microsoft also announced also announced a high-end version of the XBOX One codenamed Scorpio which can output in 4K to release in holiday 2017, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson had this to say in regards to a 4K version of Gears of War 4

"We have to look at what the engine can do with the power that Scorpio has," said Fergusson. "Because we're mastering at 4K, it's not about assets or art. It's about getting the milliseconds down in terms of getting the game to 4K at 60 or 30 [fps] depending on single-player or multiplayer."

XBOX One S will release in August 2016 and Gears of War 4 will release on October 11, 2016. Gears of War 4 will also be one of the first games that if you buy it digitally you will have it on XBOX One and Windows 10 respectively. To see all about the aforementioned XBOX One S and Gears of War 4 check out the videos below.


New Nintendo IP for 3DS?



Written by Damien

First reported by Nintendo Everything it appears that the big N will be showing off a new IP for 3DS on June 15th during their Treehouse event. And that is literally all we know, we aren't sure if this is a new game or a localized version of an existing title. We will have more information about this when it becomes available.


June 14, 2016


New God of War Announced



Written by Damien

At Sony's E3 2016 press conference Santa Monica studios officially announced a new God of War game and even showed off the first in game footage. Simply titled God of War, Santa Monica confirmed all the rumors that God of War would be taking a new direction of Norse mythology. In the trailer we see Kratos as a father teaching his son the importance of hunting and being a man. The trailer starts with a young boy playing with dolls before being called into his house and given his mother's knife. In the almost 10 minute demo we go on a hunt for a deer and fight one hell of a monster.

You can check out the trailer below...

Currently there is no release date for God of War but we at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on the new God of War.


Resident Evil 7 Announced Teaser Demo out Now for PS Plus Members



Written by Damien

Capcom surprised everyone with the reveal of Resident Evil 7 at this year E3. The new title appears to be going back to it's horror roots as well as being a first person experience unlike any other. Last year Sony Showcased a VR title The Kitchen. It was an immensely terrifying experience. Players were unknowingly testing the waters for what would become the new direction for the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil will be making full use of PSVR after the success of The Kitchen. Resident Evil 7 is slated for release on January 24, 2017. Capcom has also released a demo, Resident Evil 7 Teaser: Beginning Hour, that is out NOW for Playstation Plus members.

You can see the world reveal trailer below...

We at Skyematrixgaming are happy to see Capcom take Resident Evil back to it's horror roots and cannot wait to see more of this title. Resident Evil 7 is slated for release on Jan 24, 2017.


Crash Bandicoot Skylander and Remasters Announced



Written by Damien

Sony announced at their E3 press conference that Crash Bandicoot will be coming to Skylanders as an exclusive figure for their Imaginators playset on Playstation 4. If you were excited for that, then the real news here is that Sony also announced they are working with Activision to bring remasters of the first three Crash games to PS4.

There currently is no date on when to expect the remasters. Skylanders: Imaginators is due on October 16, 2016. You can check out the reveal trailer below of Skylanders Imaginators.

There are two lingering questions we have about Crash entering the Skylanders games. As it is currently listed, Crash Bandicoot is only available for purchase in a $99 bundle for the PS4 and PS3. It is listed as $25 more than the regular Starter Packs. Will people be able to purchase Crash separately at a later date? If that's the case, it raises the question about how previous Skylanders toys have been handled and if this will follow suit. In previous entries, Skylanders toys were compatible across all platforms. Will Crash Bandicoot make his way to the other platforms if he is available for purchase separately?

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on when you can expect to see the releases of these titles.


June 13, 2016


New Killer Instinct Character



Written by Will

Next up on the first party exclusives, Killer Instinct, which has had 2.5 million matches played since launch. They have added fighters like Rash from Battletoads and The Arbiter from Halo but they are also adding a guest from Gears, General Raam should be a nice addition in the KI realm. Killer Instinct is always a "play anywhere" title.


Forza Horizon 3 Announced



Written by Will

Keeping the flow going, Forza Horizon 3 starts with some incredible gameplay as 4 players show on Xbox and Windows 10 PCs. Ralph Fulton walks us though the gameplay as Yarav Valley, Ocean Road, Oreston Gorge are back in this sequel. Within the game if you are invited to another player's game, all you have to do is press a button to join the game and you are added instantly and seamlessly, which plans to be the most social Forza ever. Release date is set for September 27, 2016.


Xbox Live Update



Written by Will

The Division and Battlefield, For Division Underground is the first paid expansion. For Battlefield 1, it is set in World War 1. Oct 21, 2016. If you have EA Access and play on Xbox you can play October 13, 2016. Time to sign up for EA Access then guys. Xbox Live is giving cross network play, Rocket League being a big game with that. Xbox Live will be giving background music, preferred language and Cortana to the Xbox as well. Xbox Live will have Clubs were you can create communities for games that you play and can go back to find those players. LFG(looking for group) will be coming to Xbox Live. Arena is a new tourney style on Xbox live where you can compete with friends or solo. EA will be bringing some huge games to Arena like Fifa this fall as well.


New Wolfenstein: New Colossus



Written by Devon

At the opening moment of Bethesda's 2016 E3 conference, the publisher flashed a brief screenshot before announcing Quake Champions. If you look closely you'll see a list of games that Bethesda has released over the years, including their first game Commander Keen. Just after listing for Old Blood is New Colossus but with the date blacked out.

This is clearly a tease for eagle-eyed viewers. It is unclear whether this is DLC, a new stand-alone campaign or a full game, but it is an enticing tease, to say the least. My guess is a stand-alone campaign set after the events of New Order. If Old Blood is a prequel, this might be a sequel. Hopefully, we'll get more info soon!


New Prey title coming to PS4 and XBOX One in 2017



Written by Damien

During Bethesda's E3 Conference the company announced that they are working on a new Prey title. It will release in 2017 for Playstation 4 and XBOX One be developed by Arkane Studios.

Here is how Bethesda describes the new title in a blog post:

"You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You'll have to rely on the tools you find on the station - along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities - to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive."

You can also check out the CG trailer below...

Prey 2 was initially announced in 2011 from the developer Human Head. It went completely dark and was eventually removed from the Bethesda website. Reports later showed up stating that development had been taken over by Arkane, but was officially cancelled by Bethesda in 2014. As you can see in the trailer, the 2 has been dropped and the game has been built from the ground up.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on the new Prey title as more news becomes available.


June 12, 2016


FIFA 17 at E3 2016



Written by Dan

It has been almost a year since FIFA 16 graced consoles around the world, providing players with the most realistic soccer experience to date. The next installment in the FIFA franchise is just around the corner.

FIFA 17 has officially been announced, and with this announcement came the confirmation that the game will move from the Ignition engine to the Frostbite engine, making the in-game models look even more like their real life counterparts. On top of the updated graphics and environments, the trailer at E3 also shows the introduction of a new story mode; FIFA 17: The Journey.

The story follows a character named Alex Hunter, and shows his progression through the English Premier League. The trailer provides a look at the highs and lows that Hunter experiences through his career, and includes drama that can only be found in the beautiful game. Several EPL managers also make an appearance in the game, including Arsène Wenger and Jose Mourinho. This mode is a step in a new direction for the FIFA franchise and has the potential to deepen the playability of 17, and future installments if the story mode is continued. It will also be interesting to see how the story mode implements playable matches, and how they will affect the career and progression of Hunter.

FIFA 17 will still contain the same player vs. player modes, the widely popular Ultimate Team mode, and there will be special perks for those who order the Deluxe Edition. Fifa 17 will release on Sept. 27 in North America.


June 11, 2016


PS4 Neo is real but it won't be at E3



Written by Damien

President and global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Andrew House has announced the existence of the Playstation 4 Neo. In an interview with The Financial Times, House says the system will cost more than the standard $350 PS4 while also being sold alongside it. He also went on to say not to expect the console's appearance at this year's E3.

There currently is no release date or even a time when we can expect the console to be revealed, it is nice to know however that most of the rumors surrounding the system are true i.e. all games will support both standard and neo, but consoles will support PSVR and the higher CPU and GPU respectively.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on the Playstation 4 Neo as more becomes available.


June 10, 2016


Thumper at E3



Written by Devon

At this point, anyone who knows me, knows that I love rhythm games. From the beginning I was an advocate of DDR. I invested in all the Guitar Hero and Rock Band titles (except for RB4, because I wanted a new experience). I jumped all over Xonic: Superbeat. Hatsune Miku is a close favorite. Hell, I have even imported some games just to scratch that itch. Drool is taking the idea of rhythm games and elevating it to a whole new level with their upcoming release, Thumper. Here is the trailer for the chaotic rhythmic sensory overload that is Thumper.

The creators, Marc and Brian, had this to say about their upcoming presence at E3:

"Thumper, our rhythm violence game, will be at E3 and playable on both PSVR and PS4.

Thumper has been called "PSVR's most spectacular game" and some think it might be PSVR's killer app. We hope you have the chance to try it yourself at E3!

To play Thumper on PSVR, you'll need to book an appointment via Sony's E3 PSVR app. The app will be available on the first day of E3 at the PlayStation booth. We encourage you to download the app and book a demo slot ASAP.

Brian will showcase the non-VR mode of Thumper in the PlayStation booth all three days of E3 as well. Stop by for a demo or chat. We just might have some new content to show you!"

If you have any interest in rhythm games or PSVR I highly recommend that you make an appointment to check this game out. I have a good feeling that this will justify my PSVR purchase from the very start.


Agent Trademark extended right before E3



Written by Damien

You guys remember the Take-Two Interactive Software PS3 exclusive title "Agent"? Well it turns out the game may still be in the works. A recent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark office shows that Take-Two has filed an extension for their title. What has people so excited is the fact that trademark law says that pre-emptive intent to use trademark application can only be extended five times in six month intervals and since this is Take-Two's fifth it seems that something substantial might be revealed. The company has a half year before they lose the property altogether.

Agent was supposed to be a launch title on PS3 and was originally announced at E3 2009. The game was to focus on political espionage and counter-intelligence during the Cold War.

Thanks to DualSOCKERS for the original story. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as we get closer to E3 and maybe a reveal for Agent.


Destiny's next expansion Tide of Iron announced



Written by Damien

Bungie revealed on their Twitch channel that their new expansion for Destiny titled Tide of Iron will be released on September 20th. The expansion will cost $30 and be available for XBOX One and PS4 but won't be available for the older generations. You can check out the reveal trailer below...

Tide of Iron will take players to a new area of earth called the Plaguelands as well as including a bunch of other content like a new six-player strike called Felwinter Peak, a new co-operative three-player strike, a new light level increase and the return of the awesome weapon Gjallarhorn. If you pre-order the expansion you will receive a black and silver make of Gjallarhorn.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on Destiny and all of its future news.


June 9, 2016


Psychonauts quietly launches on PSN as PS2 classic



Written by Damien

Double Fine's Psychonauts has just been released on PS4 after Sony has stated it would not be coming this week. On Sunday the Playstation Blog had a list of games coming June 7th 2016 and Psychonauts was listed, it was then taken down with the comment

"Psychonauts is coming out soon, but not this week," the post was edited to read. "Apologies for the error. Stay tuned for final timing!"

Despite all that though Psychonauts now appears to be on the Playstation store for $9.99. A sequel to Psychonauts has been in the works after gaining 3.3 million through crowd funding site Fig.


June 8, 2016


Persona 5 American Release Date



Written by Damien

Today Atlus has announced that Persona 5 will be released in North America on February 14, 2017. The standard PS4 version will be $59.99 and the standard PS3 version will be $49.99. People who pre-order on PS4 will receive a limited steel book edition at no additional cost. There will also be an exclusive PS4 collector's edition titled "Take Your Heart" including the game in a steel book case, a 4 inch plush Morgana toy, a 64-page hardcover artbook,a full-size Shujin Academy replica bag, a soundtrack CD and a collectable box all for $89.99. Image below...

Atlus has confirmed that Persona 5 will be making an appearance at E3 this year,along with a special appearance by character designer Shigenori Soejima and a limited edition Morgana hat giveaway.

Persona 5 was originally scheduled for a Winter 2014 release before being pushed back to 2016 and then again to the Japanese release date of September 15th, 2016. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on more Persona 5 news as it develops.


June 7, 2016


Rock Band 4 June Update: Play Like a Real Musician



Written by Devon

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced the addition of Practice Mode to Rock Band 4 through this month's free game update.One of the most requested features by the Rock Band community, Practice Mode allows players to slow down and rehearse specific sections of any song in their music library. As a musician who holds degrees in both Music Education and Performance, this is an incredibly welcome addition to the game. There is honestly no better way to practice the music you're working on than slowing it down and really studying what you're playing. This gives your fingers a chance to catch up with your brain and ingrain the muscle memory you need for those face-melting riffs. More details on the fan favorite feature can be found on Harmonix's blog here.

June will also see the addition of eight new songs to Rock Band's expansive music library including five artists who are set to make their Rock Band debuts. The following songs will be available tomorrow for $1.99 per track:

Blues Traveler - "Hook"

My Chemical Romance - "Famous Last Words"

Tracks from the following artists will be joining Rock Band 4 as DLC throughout the month:

Goo Goo Dolls

Imagine Dragons

The Killers

MAGIC!

Three Days Grace

Toto

Rock Band 4 is currently available for play on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a suggested retail price of $59.99.


June 6, 2016


The Division Underground DLC release date outed



Written by Damien

Ubisoft's multiplayer shooter The Division may just have had its first piece of DLC's release date outed. Spotted by by Youtuber Arekkz, Amazon UK and Amazon Germany had the expansion listed with a release date of June 28th before taking it down. You can see the screenshot below

Now we know the first piece of DLC was going to drop in June and this could actually be concrete proof of the fact. Underground is part of a trifecta of DLC's for the Division the other two are Survival and The Last Stand.

Underground is set to take you through the underworld of New York City where you will battle enemies with three other agents. It should be noted that due to Microsoft's exclusivity deal that the first two expansions Underground and Survival are 30 day exclusives before heading to PS4 and PC.


Blizzard looking into Cross Platform Play for Overwatch



Written by Damien

According to the Overwatch Twitter Account it appears company Blizzard may be looking into Cross Platform play between consoles. In response to fan questions, the company says it plans to keep an eye out.

As far as Cross Platform plays between console and PC Blizzard went on record to say "Mixing mouse/keyboard and a controller can have balance and competitive issues." While the company may have the idea on their mind it probably will not come to fruition anytime soon.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on Overwatch Cross-Platform Play.


Horizon Zero Dawn Delayed



Written by Damien

Posted on the official Playstation Blog by Managing Director of Guerrilla Games Hermen Hulst Horizon Zero Dawn has been delayed from 2016 to February 28, 2017. This news comes with information that the company wanted the extra time to ensure the game meets the high standards expected of the team. Below is the new trailer titled "Aloy's Journey" released to accompany the news of the delay...

Horizon Zero Dawn is a single-player action game published by Sony and exclusive to PS4. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on Horizon Zero Dawn.


Fan made Star Wars Battlefront approved for release on Steam



Written by Damien

Developer Frontwire has finally gotten the green light to distribute its Star Wars Battlefront 3 fan project Galaxy in Turmoil from Valve. This may come as a big surprise considering Frontwire originally believed this would be impossible. Galaxy in Turmoil will make full use of the Star Wars IP and run on Unreal engine 4. Even though it is unlicensed, it will be available as a free download on Steam.

Frontwire president Tony Fergie Romanelli had this to say in a statement...

"It is with great pleasure that as of today I am able to officially announce that Frontwire Studios has officially signed a distribution deal with Steam/Valve for the game Galaxy in Turmoil, After ongoing discussion between Valve representatives and myself, Valve/Steam has agreed to ship Galaxy in Turmoil to its millions of users for FREE."

Galaxy in Turmoil has been in development for some time. The 3rd installation was originally in development at Free Radical before terminating the project. It was eventually picked up by Frontwire.


Remastered Final Fantasy XII Coming in 2017



Written by Damien

A remaster of Final Fantasy XII, titled Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, is coming in 2017. This remaster will feature FFXII's International zodiac job system as well as updated character models, cutscenes, auto-save, faster load times and an improved turbo-mode. The score will also see some TLC as the entire tracklist has been re-recorded.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will release in both Japan and the US in 2017 although no exact dates were given as of yet and is currently only announced for PS4. This is a bit unfortunate considering Final Fantasy X/X-2 were released on both the PS4 and PS Vita. You can check out the reveal trailer below…

The original Final Fantasy XII was released on PS2 in 2006. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on the new Final Fantasy XII HD remaster.


June 4, 2016


Neverwinter is coming to PS4: No PS Plus required



Written by Damien

D&D MMO Neverwinter will be making its debut on Sony consoles this summer! The free-to-play MMO will have optimized controls that take advantage of the PS4's touchpad. Contrary to the XBOX One version, it will not require PS Plus to play.

When Neverwinter releases on PS4 it will have all of the content from the base game, all nine expansions, as well as the newest update, The Maze Engine. While no official release date has been given you can check out the trailer below.

Neverwinter was released in June 2013 by Cryptic Studios for the PC and in March 2015 for XBOX One. Perfect World has been announced as the 10th expansion. This expansion will be released on PC this August. It is scheduled to be released on Xbox One and PS4 at an undetermined date. The latest expansion includes 3 new zones and the new characters Cattie-brie, Wulfgar, and Hashtag We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on the PS4 release of Neverwinter.


Fallout 4 Far Harbor having issues on PS4



Written by Damien

The recently released DLC for our Game of The Year Fallout 4's Far Harbor seems to be having issues on PS4. But company Bethesda has come forth with the remedy an updated version of the downloadable content if you are experiencing the issues.

Announced on Bethesda forums the company says that you will basically have to delete the DLC and redownload it. If this doesn't work here are the full steps from the post...

An updated version of Far Harbor that addresses performance issues is now available on PlayStation Network. To re-download the content, please take the following steps:

Confirm Fallout 4 is not running. Highlight Fallout 4 in your PS4 dashboard, press OPTIONS, and select CLOSE APPLICATION to ensure Fallout 4 is not running minimized.

Select RELATED ITEMS. You'll find this under the Fallout 4 icon in the PS4 dashboard.

Select MY ADD-ONS.

Navigate to the DOWNLOAD ARROW next to Far Harbor and select it.

You should see a notice that Far Harbor has been Added to Downloads.

Wait for the downloadable content to finish downloading and installing before starting Fallout 4.

If for any reason these steps do not work, you can delete Fallout 4 (and all add-on content) and simply reinstall the game (and add-ons from scratch).

Thank you for your continued support.

Currently the new version of Far Harbor is only available in the US but according to the Bethesda Twitter account, a EU version will be following in the very near future.


New Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko Game



Written by Damien

Konami plans to make good on their promise of making more games in the Metal Gear Solid franchise as they have announced Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater Remake... the Pachinko game. What's particularly interesting is that this new machine features redone cutscenes from the game in it what appears to be the Fox Engine. Many outlets are now speculating that a full fledged remake may be on the way. We did get an HD remaster of MGS3 Snake Eater in 2011 but that was just a better resolution and a higher frame rate. In the trailer below you will see how fantastic this game could look given the full on "Remake" treatment.

People are very unhappy about this announcement. The trailer video currently sits at 916 like and 29,003 dislikes and counting! There is a lot of hate going around the social media's. A Pachinko machine is the Japanese equivalent of Pinball and it should be noted that this most likely won't be coming to other territories when it's released in Japan this Autumn. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more details arise.


Virtual Reality Porn Booth at this year's E3



Written by Damien

According to Vg247 the Adult entertainment company Naughty America will be showcasing the first in VR Porn. The company plans to demo and showcase the latest in adult VR content claiming it is the first company to produce virtual reality pornography.

Representatives at the booth will be explaining how gamers can use VR headsets for adult content. Naughty America also has their own headset for $20 and it is said to be similar to google cardboard. I'm sure they will probably be selling headsets at their booth with napkins and lotion.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted on all the VR news and how, if at all, porn changes the game.


June 3, 2016


Has a retailer in Switzerland leaked Crash Bandicoot?



Written by Damien

Rumors have been circling for sometime that an inevitable remake or all new Crash Bandicoot game could be coming to Sony consoles. The NECA Toys Director accidentally mentioned Sony bringing back the franchise, although he later went on to try and cover up his allegede mistake. Shawn Layden, president of SCEA, also went on to troll Playstation fans at PSX by coming out on stage wearing a Crash Bandicoot Shirt. If the Switzerland retailer Alcom is any indication, we could expect a reveal in the near future. A Neogaf user shared the initial link. You can check out the description and what was found below.

Now of course this should be taken with a grain of salt, but how fantastic would it be if a new Crash Bandicoot game was actually in existence? And better yet developed by Naughty Dog. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news about Crash Bandicoot develops.


June 2, 2016


Meet the new Legendaries of Pokemon Sun and Moon



Written by Damien

The Pokemon company has released a new trailer showing off the two new legendary Pokemon from the box art of Sun and Moon, as well as some new characters and more interesting details about the upcoming games.

In the trailer we learn the names of the two new legendary Pokemon as well as their type and two of their new moves. First from Pokemon Sun we have Solgaleo- a lion looking psychic and steel type who has the full metal body ability which prevents its stats from lowering as well as the new move Sunsteel Strike. The next legendary from Pokemon Moon is Lunala- a psychic ghost type with the shadow shield ability, this pokemon will take less damage from a Pokemon with full hp. this Pokemon also has a new move, Moongeist Beam. It should be noted that both Sunsteel Strike and Moongeist Beam ignore the abilities of Pokemon they hit, making them quite formidable moves.

In the trailer we also got a look at Alola and how it appears to be 4 different islands making this seem like the biggest Pokemon map to date. We also got to see the new addition of Rotom (The Pokemon introduced in X and Y that could possess electronics.) will be infused in your Pokedex and through this, you will be able to speak with it and do various other things I'm sure. We got another glimpse of Professor Kukui alongside the new character his assistant Lillie, as well as your new best friend in the game Hau. You can check out the trailer below

The Pokemon Website has more information on the legendaries as well as the new region itself. Pokemon Sun and Moon will be releasing November 18th in the US and November 23rd in the UK. We at Skyematrix will keep you posted as more news develops on Pokemon Sun and Moon.


June 1, 2016


Time For Your Next Payday



Written by AJ

Starbreeze Studios, the Stockholm-based studio that was one of the publishers of the popular PayDay franchise, announced that they have struck a deal with publisher 505 Games to acquire the rights for the entire heist-simulator franchise.

While 505 Games will continue to publish the console version of PayDay 2, entitled "Crimewave Edition", Starbreeze will collect revenue from sales on Steam retroactive to May 1st, 2016.

Along with the announcement of the acquisition, Starbreeze announced that the black market, which was home to the extremely polarizing microtransactions, will be free for everyone. The update to the black market took effect alongside PayDay 2's 100th update since release.

Overkill Software will continue development on PayDay 2 for at least another 18 months, along with starting development on the announced PayDay 3. 505 Games will split revenue of PayDay 3, up to $40 Million USD.

Starbreeze recently announced a partnership with Acer on development on their StarVR headset. While there's no official announcement concerning PayDay 3 in VR, one can assume that it will come to the company's headset sometime.