Pokemon GO Breaking Guinness World Records

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The official Guinness World Records site has reported that Pokemon GO has broken 5 records. They are “Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month”, “Most downloaded mobile game in its first month”, “Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (downloads)”, “Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (revenue)” and “Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game”. The site says the records were confirmed after “consulting the kings of digital data SuperData”.

The game is also said to be on track to earn over 1 BILLION (yes, with a “B”) by the end of 2016.

Massive.

Source via MyNintendoNews

BIG OVERWATCH – SEASON 2 CHANGES

My favorite game this year is getting some big changes so check it out in the video above. Yes my friends, season 2 for Overwatch is incoming and you can check out the video, in its entirety, above. Game director Jeff Kaplan details some of the big changes coming to Season 2 of Competitive Play next month. I am overall excited as I have been in love with the game ever since I purchased it. Matter of fact, be sure you follow me on Twitch for some awesome Overwatch live streams or check out my Overwatch playlist on YouTube.

PS4 Version 4.0 Update Information

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The Playstation 4 is getting updated to version 4.0 very soon and Sony took the time today to detail what we can expect on the PS Blog. Check out the full rundown of the improvements below:

UI Refresh

We’ve made a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remains the same — it just has a fresh coat of paint.

Quick Menu

As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. We’ve overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.

We’ve added several new items to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.
Share Menu

We’ve given a similar overhaul to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots to, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.
You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).

Folders and Library Organization

One of the big requests we get is for more options to organize content on PS4. With this update, we’re adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.

We’re also making some pretty big changes to the Library. We’ve added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own — games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for.

There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.

Trophy Improvements

This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.

We’ve also added a button that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.

Lastly, we’re changing the icons that show how rare a Trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.
User Profile

We’ve updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile — perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.

The update has even more features that won’t be available in the beta, so stay tuned for additional info on what to expect. We’ll be back with more info on 4.00, including its launch date, in the coming weeks.

Source3 via PS Blog

BATTLEFIELD 1 – GAMESCOM TRAILER

The Gamescom trailer for the hotly anticipated Battlefield 1 has hit so be sure to check it out above. If you are a reader of this site (and you should be), then you will already know how excited we are for Battlefield 1 and will be the only “War” game we purchase later this year.

Watch classic Battlefield gameplay and see how thrilling horse charges, battle tanks and armored trains are at the dawn of all-out war. It’s war on an epic scale and we couldn’t be more excited.

Battlefield 1 will be available from Oct 21st (2 days after my birthday) 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Enjoy.

Titanfall 2 Single Player Gameplay Trailer

Here is an INCREDIBLE trailer for Titanfall 2’s single player mode. The new gameplay trailer comes from the good guys over at TitanFall Legends, so be sure to check them out. I am officially blown away by the amount of detail that video games are producing and TitanFall 2 looks pretty sweet. I am thrilled that this sequel will include a single player campaign as something like this was missing from the first one.

TitanFall 2 is set to release on October 28th and will be headed to PS4, XBOX One and PC. Will you be picking it up?

BATTLEFIELD 1 – VEHICLES PREVIEW

A new video has popped up for the amazing-looking Battlefield 1 game and we have it here for you to check out. This one showcases all the sweet vehicles that we will be using come October and I couldn’t be more excited! Whether you’re flying in massive airships or battling tanks on the ground, Battlefield 1’s Vehicles will bring you to the dawn of all-out war. Battlefield 1 will be available from Oct 21st 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Tell me Battlefield 1 doesn’t look INSANE!!

Overwatch: All New Animated Short Coming at Gamescom

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An all new animated short for Overwatch will be premiering at Gamescom. In case you missed the previous animated shorts from the popular game, click here and prepare to be amazed. The Overwatch animated shorts are nothing short of spectacular and I urge all of you to check them out. Overwatch has quickly become one of my favorite games and I will be streaming it later on Twitch so be sure to tune in. The game is just so well balanced and with all the new DLC headed to the game, it looks like I will be playing it for quite some time. These animated shorts are Pixar quality, so give them a view.

Be sure to check back as we will be posting this new Overwatch animated short when it’s live.

RIVE – ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER

Here is the announcement trailer for RIVE. Although I’m a bit sad to see Two Tribes getting out of the video game business, this trailer does get me pretty excited for their final game. The title is headed to the PS4 and XBOX One. There was a Wii U version planned but apparently it may have gotten scraped.

Check it out and let us know if this gets your juices flowing.