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Giveaway GTA V brought down Epic Games Store

The servers of the Epic Games Store did not cope with the sharp increase in demand for the game Grand Theft Auto V, which temporarily became free.

“We know that users may experience increased loading times, a 500 error, or a game launch failure,” the statement says. message Twitter store. The company emphasized that they are working to resolve the problem.

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) is an open-world computer action game published by Rockstar Games. In 2018, its combined sales on all platforms exceeded 95 million copies, second only to Tetris and Minecraf.

15 features of your PS4 that you might not know about

Very soon, the life cycle of the PlayStation 4 console will come to its logical end, and through all these many years it has managed to change more than once. Through numerous system updates, Sony added all sorts of new features and features to its console that you might not even know about. This article contains just such.

1. Share Play

This function is perhaps the most famous of all that are presented in this list, but, I think, few people used it at all. Share Play may allow you to transfer control of your game to any friend who is in a party. In addition, with this function, you can call a friend with you in a local multiplayer, for example, in Mortal Kombat, regardless of whether he has this game or not.

The function can actually be useful if one of your friends wants to play your game before buying, or if you suddenly need help with passing a difficult level.

Enabling this feature is very simple: add a friend to the party and select the section to share the game in it. After a short test of the speed of your Internet, control will be transferred to the one you have chosen. A great option for those who want to play with a friend, but can not meet with him.

2. Opening multiple applications at once

You can run the game and one of the applications at the same time. This can be useful if you suddenly need to find a moment in a game, and you just turn it on YouTube. You can also launch the console’s internal browser at the same time as the game.

Unfortunately, you cannot play several games at once. We expect a similar feature in the new PS5.

3. Double-clicking on the PS button will return you to the last screen

Such a function can help you switch between the game / application and the PS Store or browser, without having to go to the main menu and select the desired icon again.

4. Using L1 and R1, you can scroll through your applications from the first to the last

Using these buttons, you can instantly skip the entire long list of games and applications to instantly switch from the PS Store to the library.

5. Press [square] to read hidden trophies

If you are at a loss in understanding how to open this or that secret trophy, you can simply press the [square] button to read the description of such trophies.

Also, if you press Options during this reading, you can immediately find this trophy on the Internet.

6. You can adjust the brightness of the controller backlight

Do not like the bright light from the controller? You can change the light intensity to a minimum. To do this, hold down the PS button, select the device settings and look for the controller light setting there. It can be changed to dim, medium and bright.

7. The backlight of your controller may indicate its charge

When you charge your controller in the off state or in the idle state of the console, it always glows in orange. So, the less often the pulsation of light, the more it is charged. When the controller is fully charged, the light turns off completely.

8. Reassigning all buttons

On PS4, you can change all your buttons on the controller. To do this, find this function in the Options> Availability section. Such a function can be useful to those who (as I had) have a Japanese revision of the console with the replaced O and X by default, the other way around.

9. You can control your console using face and voice commands

If you have headphones with a microphone connected, when you say the command “PlayStation”, a menu of voice commands opens, with which you can open applications or control the screen.

And if you have a PlayStation camera, you can activate authorization on it in your account by face, in the manner of FACE ID.

10Type text using the touchpad and gyroscope

The keyboard for typing on the PS4 is not so convenient that it is easy to use. Therefore, you might want to try different ways of typing.

You can use the controller’s touchpad to type by simply swiping it with your finger while typing. And by pressing on R3, you switch the input method to the gyroscope, i.e. with the help of the controller you can hover over the desired letters.

11. You can create events on the calendar

If you want to create an event, for example, a match with friends for a specific date, then simply find this option in the upper tab of the main menu, indicated by the calendar icon. Here you can see all the upcoming competitions or seasonal events, as well as create your own. This is a great way to create various tournaments between your friends online.

12. Choose who can send you messages

Tired of spam sent to you on PS4 messages? Then you should go to the privacy settings, where there is an option to restrict incoming messages. Here you can enable the All / Only Friends / None options.

13. See all patches and previous versions of the game

If you are interested in what patches and updates were released for a specific game on your console, then just hover over it, open the options and scroll down to the update history. It is there that you will find either just version numbers or full descriptions for the patches.

14. The alternative shutdown of the controller

In order to turn off the controller without much effort, just hold down the PS button for 10 seconds, and the controller will immediately turn off.

15. Magnifier

In the accessibility section, you can enable double screen magnification. To do this, you need to enable this function and click on the default combination of buttons PS and [square].

If you are interested in what patches and updates were released for a specific game on your console, then just hover over it, open the options and scroll down to the update history. It is there that you will find either just version numbers or full descriptions for the patches.

The alternative shutdown of the controller
In order to turn off the controller without much effort, just hold down the PS button for 10 seconds, and the controller will immediately turn off.

MagnifierIn the accessibility section, you can enable double screen magnification. To do this, you need to enable this function and click on the default combination of buttons PS and [square].

Microsoft presented games for the new Xbox Series X console

Leak confirmed. Previously, the same attacker hacked a popular e-commerce service.

An unknown hacker hacked a Microsoft account on GitHub and downloaded the source code for various products with a total volume of 500 GB from there.

The data leak was confirmed by the Twitter account Under the Breach, which monitors such incidents. Judging by the screenshots posted by the hacker, he received part of the source code from Windows, Office, Azure and other Microsoft products.

Earlier, the same attacker hacked Tokopedia, an Indonesian e-commerce service, and stole information from him. He gained access to the data of 15 million users of the platform.

It became known when Sony will introduce the PlayStation 5

According to several insiders, the long-awaited event will occur next month.

This was announced by Bloomberg gaming analyst Jason Schreyer in his new Press Start podcast. Referring to his own sources, he claims that Sony plans to hold a major event in early or mid-June.

At the same time, he does not exclude that the deadlines may be missed since during a pandemic it is difficult to be sure of something.

Interestingly, at about the same time, a PSEpub insider made a similar forecast. He writes that the announcement will happen in the format of an online presentation. As part of her Sony will finally reveal the appearance of the console. According to PSEpub, the presentation is scheduled for June 2.

Note that Jason Schreyer is perhaps the most respected journalist in the video game industry. His last known work was a series of scandalous investigations about recycling in major studios like Naughty Dog or Rockstar.

Schreyer repeatedly accurately predicted various announcements or transfers of game releases. Before joining Bloomberg, the journalist held the post of chief editor of the specialized publication Kotaku for many years in a row.

It became known when Sony will introduce the PlayStation 5

According to several insiders, the long-awaited event will occur next month.

This was announced by Bloomberg gaming analyst Jason Schreyer in his new Press Start podcast. Referring to his own sources, he claims that Sony plans to hold a major event in early or mid-June.

At the same time, he does not exclude that the deadlines may be missed since during a pandemic it is difficult to be sure of something.

Interestingly, at about the same time, a PSEpub insider made a similar forecast. He writes that the announcement will happen in the format of an online presentation. As part of her Sony will finally reveal the appearance of the console. According to PSEpub, the presentation is scheduled for June 2.

Note that Jason Schreyer is perhaps the most respected journalist in the video game industry. His last known work was a series of scandalous investigations about recycling in major studios like Naughty Dog or Rockstar.

Schreyer repeatedly accurately predicted various announcements or transfers of game releases. Before joining Bloomberg, the journalist held the post of chief editor of the specialized publication Kotaku for many years in a row.

The best games PlayStation, Steam and Ubisoft, for which you can not pay

Video games are one of the best ways to relieve stress in conditions of self-isolation. But good projects usually cost good money.

Video games

However, the plus of the difficult time in which we live is that many companies do unusual things. Game developers are no exception. Some publishers and stores today have become generous and distribute games for free to support the fight against CoViD-19. We tell you where and how to get them for all relevant platforms: PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Steam Aliens in Politics

On Steam, you can now pick up Generation Zero from valuable projects for free. This is a first-person shooter whose action takes place in an alternative universe. The year 1989. Sweden is captured by killer robots built after World War II.

The protagonist is a teenager who returned to his homeland immediately after the machine blitzkrieg. He joins the partisans. Together with them, he is destined to predetermine the fate of his compatriots. Generation Zero received mixed press ratings. The main strengths of the project are military mechanics and a rather rare visual style.

Survival shooter in Sweden can be picked up on Steam until May 4, inclusive.

Epic Games Store (EGS) and the classics of the genre

Steam’s main rival, EGS now offers Amnesia: The Dark Descent. This is an old but still scary and relevant horror. Its action takes place in an old castle, where the protagonist wakes up with amnesia. He collects fragments of his diary from the castle and restores the chronology of events. The more the hero learns about his imprisonment, the worse he becomes. And to be frightened, believe me, you have not only your own shadow.

Epic Games Store (EGS)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is one of the forerunners of the survival horror genre, whose role is in the defenselessness of the player. The only thing he can do with the impending danger is to run away from it or hide. You can’t hurt a nightmare. This alignment of forces powerfully pumps the atmosphere.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent can be picked up at EGS until May 7th.

French self-isolation from Ubisoft

Ubisoft

PC owners should also visit the Ubisoft Play website. The largest French publisher also regularly removes price tags from his video games in support of the fight against CoViD-19. Ubisoft has already given away the colorful platformer Rayman Legends, the touching tale of Child of Light, and the second part of its popular Assassin’s Creed series. Right now, what a game is involved in the action – the multi-platform auto chess Might & Magic: Chess Royale, which even in normal times cost nothing. However, it is possible that soon it will be replaced by another title.

A magical journey with PlayStation

In a pandemic, the PlayStation launched a completely new program, Play At Home (“Play at Home”), which allows you to download some of your hits for free, which, although not the first freshness, are some of the best. For example, until May 6, the company distributes Journey and The Nathan Drake Collection.

Journey is a meditative adventure with superb art design and a completely cosmic soundtrack from Austin Wintory. For him, in 2013, the musician received a Grammy.

The journey is the first video game from which music has won the attention of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. But even without the soundtrack, Journey is an outstanding project. In 2012, the game received the highest ratings from the profile press, which became nonsense. Independent developers have never touched players and critics so much before.

The Nathan Drake Collection is a three-part collection of Uncharted that only adds value to the product. Uncharted is a series of licked blockbusters a la Indiana Jones.

But about a treasure hunter with a different name – Nathan Drake. Uncharted is one of the rare games that most PlayStation associates with, like the Mario series associated with Nintendo and Halo with the Xbox.

Xbox Offers Hard to Reject

By the way, about the Xbox. So far, from large projects on this platform, you can grab XCOM 2 for free, which we already wrote about. But! In addition to the strategy, a very advantageous offer will be activated on the Xbox very soon, which will not be criminally told.

Starting May 7th, Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest game from the developers of the iconic Grand Theft Auto, will enter the Game Pass library. We wrote more about it, including here. In short, then Red Dead Redemption 2 is the very game for which you can fork out for a Game Pass subscription. It will turn out to be more profitable than buying the game separately.

Recall, Game Pass is a kind of subscription that provides access to a large library (more than one hundred) of high-quality games. And both on the Xbox and on Windows.

Quarantine – it’s time to get acquainted with streaming

We think that it will not be out of place to mention the streaming service GeForce Now (GFN). To support people in self-isolation, he temporarily provides his services for free. To use the cloud platform, just create an account. Well, of course, you will need a more stable and fast Internet connection.

Recall that cloud gaming is when you can play demanding hardware games on a weak device (PC, laptop, smartphone). After all, the graphics are directly processed on remote servers, and the player receives only live video.

It is well known that the action with free access will last until the end of May.

Tanks vs CoViD-19

And self-isolation is a great reason to remember forgotten online games in which you stuck before. For greater attractiveness, the developers of many such projects are now showering players with profitable offers that are difficult to refuse. Take at least World of Tanks. The other day, the company celebrated its tenth anniversary, in honor of which it launched a series of nostalgic actions and special missions of five acts. Within the framework of the first, for example, Wargaming will return to the game the legendary general chat, in which representatives of all factions can exchange sharp phrases. In general, when and when to return to the long-forgotten WoT, it is best to do it today.

Information on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

In the courtyard is the ninth century, 870s. In the role of the Viking leader, Avory, the players will go in search of a new home – from harsh Norway to suitable for farming England. There you have to fight with opponents, raid fortresses and build your own settlement.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Game Details:

The raids are large-scale battles of armies – something similar was implemented in Middle-earth: Shadow of War; The hero can carry in his hands two completely different weapons of his choice;

The hidden blade seems to be killing again immediately;
The Viking village will resemble Monteriggioni from Assassin’s Creed II, the player will directly influence the development of the village, where there will be both warriors and civilians; Avory can be either a man or a woman, and his appearance can be customized. Even a beard;

Each item of equipment is unique and can be pumped. If desired, the entire game can be played in the same armor;

The player can create and customize his own Vikings, after which – share them with other players. You can also recruit mercenaries of other users;
There will be no cooperative, only a single-player game.

The game will be released at the end of the year on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia and PC. Today pre-orders will start, for the design of which they will give the mission “Berserker Way”.

Buyers of the game on the Xbox One will receive a free version for the Xbox Series X. Whether the PlayStation will have one is still unknown. On PC, the game will be released only in the Epic Games Store and Uplay.

Pre-orders have already started there: 2499 rubles, 4165 rubles, and 4579 rubles for standard, gold, and ultimatum editions. The gold edition includes a seasonal pass, and the ultimate – also additional virtual items.

Ubisoft has posted the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla game trailer online

Ubisoft has uploaded a cinematic trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The video was published on April 30 on its YouTube channel.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Image source: Youtube video screenshot)

“Alone with us, brothers!” – proclaims the main character in the video, having seen over the battlefield the eagle – a long-time companion of the Order of the Assassins.

The release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for the end of 2020 on the consoles of the current and new generation.

The game will be released on PC, Xbox One and PS4 platforms. It is noted that all comers can already pre-order. The cost of the PC version is 2 thousand 499 rubles on the Ubisoft website.

The new Assassin’s Creed series will take place during the Viking era. Earlier, Ubisoft reported that 14 studios located in different regions of the world worked on its creation.

From that time you can download the Minecraft RTX beta game

You can download the Minecraft RTX beta game in a few moment. Today is the day Minecraft RTX open beta goes live.

Minecraft RTX beta

This is a special branch of Windows 10, the Bedrock version that uses ray tracing, physically based rendering and other sophisticated graphical techniques to completely change how the game looks.

The beta goes live today at 10 am PT, 1 pm ET, 6 pm UK, but you must first sign up via the Xbox Insider website to be invited. You can also download the Insider app and do it there. This is an open beta, so you should take a long time to get into it. You will need a RTX 2060 or better.

You’ve got six new worlds designed to show the various graphical upgrades of the beta, created by Minecraft creators. Although the beta supports multiplayer, it should only be able to play with the same RTX beta.

Alex has played it early, and he was impressed by the huge difference in Ray Minecraft. Hit the link for your impressions, and an idea for what to expect when you jump

Sony is offering PS4 – 2 games for free: Play At Home

We are all stranded due to the ongoing novel coronovirus epidemic until we are told that it is safe to start the process of reopening the economy and returning to our daily lives.

Sony PS4 Play At Home

Thankfully, we had a lot to offer, as long as we socially distance ourselves from each other, including free games, free shows and free games.

But we get as much free content as we can while in quarantine, and on Tuesday Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the new Play At Home initiative on the PlayStation blog and threw its hat in the ring.

The Play At Home initiative has two components. The first, as the name itself suggests, is to give free games to the PlayStation community to entertain them at home.

So, Unpublished: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey will be free for download on the Play Store from April 15 to 8 pm PDT on May 5, 2020 at 8 pm PDT. Once you redeem the game on your account, they will be with you forever.

If you missed the first time in any of these games of any kind, you owe it to yourself to snatch them as soon as they are free.

The journey is one of the most beautiful, thoughtful video games of the last decade, and the Nathan Drake collection comes with three complete games, each of which is better than the previous.

Unlike the free PS4 games offered by Sony every month, you do not need to be a PlayStation Plus customer to add these two games to your account. If you subscribe to PlayStation Plus, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is said to be one of the games due in April, so you can play through the entire Uncharted franchise from beginning to end without spending a dime. . This is definitely not a bad way to spend the next few weeks.

It is worth noting that Sony’s efforts to help service providers may slow down downloads more than usual.

The second component (and far more important one) of the Play at Home initiative is the $ 10 million fund that Sony has set up to support independent developers who may struggle at the moment. Details are scarce, but Sony says it will provide more information about participation criteria for the fund.

After long time of silence, the Crysis Twitter has reactivated

It may be a throwaway joke line to several , except for many other fans, it had been a mantra built round the legacy of a computer game which truly pushed the hardware of the day towards the bleeding fringe of what was visually possible. Crysis wasn’t just a good-looking showcase for boasting about your current PC setup, it had been also a chuffing good action game at its core, the likes of which has been seldom seen for several a year since then.

Crysis

It was you, hordes of invading aliens and a complicated suit of battle armour that hugged your body so tightly, it felt such as you were wearing nothing in the least . Nothing at all! NOTHING AT ALL!

A brilliant debut game in 2007, an incredible sequel in 2011 and a worthy follow-up in 2013 made for one hell of a trilogy that starred you because the super-soldier of tomorrow. And then? Absolutely nothing within the last seven years. Crysis has largely been dormant as developer CryTek was hammered by a couple of years of bad business that saw the corporate unload assets and studios to remain afloat.

With Warface and Hunt: Showdown being the first moneymakers for Crytek currently, it seems as if Crysis has been left to collect dust…or has it? Here’s the story. Back on April 1, Crytek finally updated the official Crysis website with a replacement check out the primary game’s hero, Jake “Nomad” Dunn. Seeing as how it had been April Fools day, nobody took this seriously and it had been quickly forgotten about.

Two weeks later, Nomad remains there and Crytek’s recent pat on the rear video celebrating their efforts within the 2010s ends with footage from the first Crysis game. Now to feature more fuel thereto speculation fire, there’s this:

For the primary time in three years, the Crysis Twitter account is active, sending out a cryptic message. What could it be? A full remake of the first Crysis perhaps? a neighborhood of me hopes that it’s an entire remaster on the cards, just to point out just how before the curve Crytek was in 2007 and again within the early 2010s. Crysis and its sequels absolutely nailed the thought of action with conservative micro-management of resources back when it first released, improving upon the flight or flight aspects of its bread and butter brutality in each sequel.

Plus Crysis 3 still has one among the simplest bow and arrow games within the gaming scene today, a hill that i’m prepared to die on. regardless of the case, I’ve got a sense that Crysis fans should have something to be excited for soon. At the very least, I hope we’re getting to have a replacement meme to dominate the PC gaming scene with within the 2020s.