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May 27, 2016


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Now Available on the Google Play Store



Written by Damien

The critically acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is now available on the Google Play Store for android devices. The title directed by filmmaker Josef Fares and originally developed by Starbreeze delivers the same graphical fidelity and seamless gameplay experience of the original version but with some key differences making it a whole different beast. Now Brothers has been re-interpreted for touch screens and built from the ground-up, there are now two virtual joysticks to give players the feeling of the actual joysticks. There are also two different types of control schemes to mess with in addition, players will find a "One Last Game" mobile exclusive
achievement as an added bonus.

Brothers originally released in August 2013 and won a ton of Best Of's and other awards. The game has been praised for its marvel in storytelling and gameplay alike.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is on sale right now until 6/1 for $2.99 after that it will go to its normal price of $4.99. Brothers is also out on the App store.


Minecraft has a New Mode



Written by Damien

A new mode will be added to the Minecraft Console Editions courtesy of Microsoft. The new mode, titled "Battle", is inspired by the Hunger Games. It focuses on fast paced 8 player battles. Battle plays out like this: You're spawned in a rotation of three different maps, which face towards a little mountain of chests. There is also a countdown timer to let you know when to head for the chests. The idea is to fight your way to the chests before the other players. Upon reaching the chest you will be awarded with randomized loot which can be used to help you take out other characters or defend yourself against them.

Some of the items you can find in the chests are weapons, food and potions. Being the first to reach these power-ups gives you a great advantage but getting there creates a very frantic and fun gaming experience. Getting away with your loot can be just as frantic as you're only given a short period of invincibility to get to a safe spot. The core hack and slash of Minecraft is still present in "Battle", but now players of the console version do not have to manually refill chests to experience the "Hunger Games" style gameplay anymore.

The battles will last 5 minutes and the maps are designed to accommodate that. Maps are set up with places to hide and places to scope, but they're also intimate enough that you won't ever have a hard time finding people to take down.

Battle itself will be released for free with additional maps available for purchase at $2.99 each. There is no exact release date as of yet but is said to make an appearance on consoles this coming June. E3 sounds like a great time to announce the details.


May 25, 2016


No Man's Sky Delayed?



Written by Damien

Back in October of 2015 No Man's Sky was primed and set to have a June 21, 2016 release date, a date that is less than a month away. Unfortunately the ambitious title will supposedly be delayed "at least" until July or Possibly August.

Kotaku originally reported the news from a reliable source. This was then followed up by a second source over at the retail giant GameStop. The GameStop store was instructed to cover up any mention of a June 21 release date and replace it with "coming soon" marketing materials.

Courtesy of Kotaku

Hack-Job Sticker Cover-Up. No Man's Sky: Available COMING SOON!

Neither Hello Games or Sony have responded to the rumors. Is there trouble in the infitite universe or does the endless void just need a little more polish? In an age of games constantly getting delayed, this comes as no surprise. Hopefully we'll see No Man's Sky sooner, rather than later.


May 24, 2016


New Nintendo Handheld Codename MH



Written by Damien

A Japanese financial report from Neogaf shows a Yahoo Japan Finance story on the current business practices going on over at Nintendo. This report all but confirms the existence of a new Nintendo handheld codenamed MH. The translation reads...

"The driving force up until now has been new business from "health services, theme parks and mobile games etc", but will switch over to the next generation game system (NX) and next-gen handheld game device (MH (temporary name))."

This report is interesting because before this the NX was considered both the handheld and the system respectively but now, one can assume the approach Nintendo is going with here is a dedicated handheld that will be able to be purchased separately and still have access to the same library the NX will, without ever needing it at all. If this is the case sign me up!

Nintendo went on record earlier this month to say that NX will be releasing March 2017 and will not be making an appearance at this year's E3. Skyematrix will keep you up to date with all the latest information regarding NX and the mysterious MH.


May 20, 2016


Omnibus Special Edition comes with actual bus



Written by Damien

Developer Devolver Digitals and Buddy Cops new title Omnibus just might have the sickest Special Edition in history. According to the Omnibus Website, the aptly named "The Ultimate Bus Driver Edition" will come with the title, original soundtrack and actual MCI bus, which Devolver claims "may or may not have been used to motion capture lifelike bus movement for the game." There will be only one special edition copy and it should be noted that said copy will cost $7,500. A small price to pay for an actual real-life bus. The purchase link is also just an email to publishers Devolver Digitals CEO so who really knows if said package is even real (fingers crossed!)

If you can't float the limited edition, you can preorder a Game of the Year Edition for $10. If that's still out of your price range, there is even a Free Edition that lets you print and cut out the bus to display (or crash like in Omnibus!).

Omnibus is a physics based bus driving simulator in the vain of such hit titles like Goat Simulator. It has also been described as part Crazy Taxi as well. Omnibus will be available on May 26.

So what do you think? Interested in Omnibus? Let us know we want to hear from you and as always we will keep you up to date should more news arrive on Omnibus and it's elusive Special Edition.


Gran Turismo Sport Release Date Announced



Written by Damien

Polyphony Digital has just revealed that Gran Turismo Sport, the first PS4 entry in the Gran Turismo series, will be releasing November 15th in Japan and America and November 18th in the UK.

Additional information from Videogamer says that Sport will feature four sets of cars, made up of 137 "super-premium" real world and fantasy vehicles. There will be 19 tracks with the inclusion of dirt tracks with 27 possible layouts. GT Sport also contains a photo mode called "scapes" which will output in 4K. There will also be a Twitter-esque timeline feature for events as well as an unannounced companion app. A playstation live-stream for Gran Turismo Sport will be held on May 20th at 10:30 a.m. PT where more of the title will be shown off.

Are you excited for Gran Turismo Sport? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


May 14, 2016


PS4.5 to be released by the end of September?



Written by Damien

French video game distributor Bousier may have just revealed the release date of the PS4.5 rumor name Neo. According to a press release posted on Bousier which was originally reported by Otaxou and translated by VideoGamer, Innelec Multimedia states that what it calls the "Neo 4K" will release in the first half of our fiscal year which lasts from April 2016 to the end of September 2016.

The new PS4 is rumored to have an improved GPU, higher clock speeds, 4K output and higher memory bandwidth. It should be noted however that all games rumored to come out on the PS4.5 or Neo will also run on the original PS4 with downgraded results.

So what do you think, do you finally believe that the PS4.5 is upon us? Are you excited for the mid-console upgrades? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


May 10, 2016


Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed



Written by Damien

Straight from the horse's mouth. General manager of Bioware Aaryn Flynn has just wrote an in depth letter explaining why the title Mass Effect Andromeda will be delayed out of 2016 to early 2017.

You can read the full article and letter below...

With Mass Effect: Andromeda, our team at BioWare is exploring how far they can take this beloved franchise. Yes, we're building the best of what we all love about Mass Effect - amazing stories, characters and fun third-person shooter combat - and bringing them along with us on the expedition to Andromeda. But we're also excited to be introducing new features and ways you can enjoy a Mass Effect game.

More Freedom: One of our biggest ambitions is to give players an unprecedented level of freedom for a Mass Effect experience - where you'll go, how you'll get there, and how you'll play.

New Uncharted Worlds: We're leaving the Milky Way behind and headed to Andromeda, where we'll meet new allies, confront new enemies, and explore fascinating new worlds.

The Next Great Mass Effect Experience: Mass Effect: Andromeda will be the first Mass Effect game for today's consoles and the first built on the Frostbite engine. We're pushing the technology to deliver visuals, story, and gameplay that have never been done in franchise history.

As we've been playing the game at the studio recently, it's showing us that we're taking the game in the right direction. But we also know we need the right amount of time to make sure we deliver everything the game can be and should be - that's our commitment from all of us to all of you. Because of that, Mass Effect: Andromeda will now ship in early 2017. We can't wait to show you how far we're all going to go. We'll see you at the EA PLAY press conference on June 12, with an update.

Thank you for your patience and support.

We here at Skyematrix will keep you posted when more on Andromeda becomes available.


Minecraft Mario Update



Written by Bryan

With Minecraft on just about every other platform since its launch, it was only a matter of time before the Wii U got it. If you didn't know Minecraft had a Wii U version, it's no surprise. There was little to no marketing. Regardless of that, it made it on Nintendo E-shop's top ten titles for lifetime sales within a week of being released.

On May 17, players will be treated to a free Mario-themed update. It will feature a variety of character skins, which include Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Wario, item textures, and music. There will also be a pre-made Mario-themed map.

Nintendo says the new material is inspired by Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario Sunshine. They will also be releasing a retail version of Minecraft on June 17. It will cost around $30 and come with the Super Mario update on the disc.


Pokemon Sun and Moon Release Date, Region and Starter Pokemon Revealed



Written by Damien

Today the reveal trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon was released. We got our first glimpse of the new region Alola, which appears to be a tropical location equipped with palm trees. The Pokemon Direct also gave us our first look at the three starters for the new pair of games. The three starter Pokemon are Rowlet, Litten and Popplio. Rowlet is a grass-and-flying type owl, Litten is a fire-type kitten and Popplio is a water-type that looks like a seal-clown hybrid.

You can check out the trailer below...

Most Importantly, Pokemon Sun and Moon will release November 18, 2016 and we at Skyematrix will keep you posted as soon as more news becomes available.


May 9, 2016


Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC trophy list Revealed



Written by Damien

Via gaming site Exophase we have just learned the full trophy list for the upcoming story DLC for Fallout 4. Far Harbor releases May 19'th 2016 and will see your character taking on a case with the Valentine Detective Agency.

Far Harbor DLC trophies

Far From Home

Complete the quest "Far From Home"

Where You Belong

Complete the quest "Where You Belong"

The Way Life Should Be

Complete the quest "The Way Life Should Be"

Cleansing The Land

Complete the quest "Cleansing the Land"

Close To Home

Complete the quest "Close to Home"

The Islander's Almanac

Collect all issues of "The Islander's Almanac" magazine

Hooked

Defeat 30 Far Harbor Sea Creatures

New England Vactioner

Discover 20 Far Harbor Locations

Push Back The Fog

Unlock 3 Far Harbor Workshop Locations

Just Add Saltwater

Cook One of the New Far Harbor Recipes

Fallout 4 released on November 10th 2015 and we at Skyematrix gave Fallout 4 our game of the year citing it as a marvel in gaming. So will you be picking up the Far Harbor DLC? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


Street Fighter V misses its sales Target



Written by Damien

Capcom's Street Fighter V seems to be in a little bit of trouble. Today the company revealed that its latest fighter has missed its projected sales target of 2 million units, selling just under that at around 1.4 million.

In their recent financial report it was also said that the title maintains steady sales, even if it hasn't reached it's target by the end of the company's fiscal year.

We at Skyematrix gave Street Fighter V a 6.5 out of 10 saying the game was a competent fighter but lacked integral modes like story and arcade which held it back considerably. What do you think about this news? Did you buy Street Fighter V? Are you shocked or unshocked by the titles performance? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


New Resident Evil on the way?



Written by Damien

Is Capcom teasing a new Resident Evil? Well if some recent news is to be believed the answer is yes. Spotted by NeoGAF user CHOBEL Capcom's most recent investor reports say that the company is planning a "Full scale offensive" for the franchise. This has a lot of people speculating that a new game is on the way. Capcom's financial year will end March 2017 and the company has said by that time they plan to have Umbrella Corps out and something else planned for the second half of the year, full quote below...

"In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the Company is scheduled to release [...] Resident Evil Umbrella Corps (for PlayStation 4 and PC) of the Resident Evil series, which marked its 20th anniversary in March 2016, as warm up to the full-scale offensive planned for the second half of the year."

Right now we don't know if this could be Resident Evil 7 or the recently announced Resident Evil 2 Remake. Skyematrix will keep you up to date as soon as any news becomes available.


May 6, 2016


Battlefield 1 announced takes place in WWI



Written by Damien

EA announced today that the next title in the Battlefield series has been announced as Battlefield 1 and will take place during World War I. The game will be out October 21st for PS4, XBOX ONE and PC, it will have a 64 person multiplayer as well as a the traditional single-player campaign.

The big thing here this time is it appears EA will be partnering with Microsoft at least on some level with this title. As an option to play the game first has been offered through EA access on XBOX One and PC (No date has been given yet.) There is also an early enlister's edition of the game coming out 3 days prior to the actual release on the 18th of October. This version of the game will cost you $80.

So as we have all known for a little bit now, the Battlefield series is going back to the WWI setting while Call of Duty is taking the Spaceman approach. What do you think of the information? Which game are you looking forward to? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


May 5, 2016


Japanese release date for Persona 5



Written by Damien

Atlus announced today via their Nico Nico stream that Persona 5 will finally be releasing September 15, 2016 in Japan. There currently is no release date for Western markets but let us hope that one isn't too far off.

Persona 5 is Japanese RPG by developer Atlus. The Persona series is a beloved franchise which was spun off of the wildly successful Shin Megami Tensei games.

We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted with any news that comes forward regarding Persona 5 and a Western release date.

Stay tuned...


May 4, 2016


New Star Wars Game by Respawn



Written by Damien

EA Vice President (VP) Patrick Soderlund wrote a heartfelt letter that was posted today on the EA Website. In the letter Patrick addressed how EA is looking forward to making more titles in the Star Wars universe to engage fans of the franchise. In the full letter which you can read Here
Patrick went on to encourage people with a passion for videogames to "join them on the adventure" by contacting their careers page.

The letter also makes mention that EA is working with developer Respawn on an all new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. Visceral, Dice, Bioware, Motive and more are also said to be working on titles.

So what do you think of this news? Excited for some new Star Wars games? Are you going to be looking into working at any of the hiring studios? Sound off on our Twitter we want to hear from you.


May 3, 2016


Call of Duty Reveal



Written by AJ

Call of Duty: In Spaaaaaace

The next Call of Duty has been confirmed. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the next game is the series, set to release November 4th. Infinity Ward, creators of the Modern Warfare series, are developing the game.

Word is that Infinite Warfare will bring back the more grounded experience that we haven't seen since Advanced Warfare. Infinity Ward head Dave Stohl said this about the game: "With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series. On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun."

Along with a new release, there will be a remaster of the game that kicked the Call of Duty train into gear: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Raven Software, a studio that has helped on Call of Duty games since the original Black Ops, will be the ones tasked with remastering Modern Warfare's campaign and 10 of the multiplayer maps that were released for the game. It has been confirmed that the maps Crash, Backlot, and Crossfire will be three of the fan-favorite maps to be remastered.

While you won't be able to purchase Modern Warfare separately, the list of all of the versions that include it are listed below.

Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition: Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered -- $79.99.

Digital Deluxe Edition: Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass -- $99.99.

Legacy Pro Edition: Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items -- $119.99.