Marvel's Avengers DLC and Next-Gen Versions Delayed - IGN - IGN
Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have delayed Marvel's Avengers' first DLC character and next-gen versions.
Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have delayed the next major updates for Marvels Avengers, pushing the next-gen versions into next year and delaying the addition of the games first DLC character, Kate Bishop.In a post on the Avengers blog, Crystal Dynamics studio head, Scot Amos, apologised for the slight delay to the Kate Bishop DLC, but explained that it is due to ensuring new content is given the time for extensive internal testing. With this in mind, weve decided to push Kate Bishops Operation launch back a bit, out of October, said Amos, but no new date was given for this first new character. Additionally, Amos explained that next-gen updates are being pushed back. Weve also made the decision to shift our PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S launch to next year to ensure that we give our team the time to deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to be, he said.While a next-gen version with optimised upgrades wont arrive for a while, Amos does note that playing the current-gen versions on PS5 or Xbox Series consoles will benefit from improved frame rates and faster loading times. These are issues that Avengers on current-gen certainly suffers with, so there should be some noticeable benefit. Amos also confirmed that existing saves will transfer to next-gen consoles. In addition to detailing the delays, Amos also apologies for the troubles Avengers has suffered in its first months. Marvels Avengers launch was not without turbulence, and we recognize that a number of issues detracted from your enjoyment of the game, he said. This does not align with Crystal Dynamics value of craftsmanship, and for that we sincerely apologize. As a thank you to players who have suffered through that launch, Crystal Dynamics is giving all players 1500 credits, 7000 units, 250 upgrade modules, 20 DNA keys, and a Sarah Garza-inspired nameplate. These rewards will be added to your account if you log in between October 22 and November 5. While the most anticipated content has been delayed, Amos assured players that performance and stability, multiplayer matchmaking, rewards, and late-game content is all being worked on at the studio. This includes a much-requested ping system, and the ability to replay the campaign with your high-level gear. For more, check out our review of Marvels Avengers, the promise of new missions and modes, and our guide to the Avengers Initiative online mode. Matt Purslow is IGN's UK News and Entertainment Writer.
League of Legends Secretlab Chairs Now Available to Order - IGN
Secretlab and Riot Games have dropped the world’s first League of Legends Champions gaming chair collection.
Ever wanted to combine the stylish and comforting feel of a Secretlab chair with the distinct art style of League of Legends? Well, we didn't either until we saw the new League of Legends Champions chairs from Secretlab.The new merchandise is available to preorder right now at Secretlab's website, with the chairs combining your favorite comfortable gaming chair features with one of the biggest gaming franchises to ever exists. It's never been a better time to take a seat, League fans.Each design uses different materials, textures, prints, and coloring to represent some of the League of Legend's most iconic characters. The SecretLab League of Legends editions you can currently choose from include K/DA, Akali, Ahri, and Yasuo. Check out the new designs below, or by heading to the Secretlab website. Right now the Secretlab League of Legends Champions Collection is available in two models: The Secretlab OMEGA and Secretlab TITAN, while you can also choose from several different champion designs once you decided on whatever model you prefer.TITAN or OMEGA? Robert Anderson is a Commerce Writer for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21
Netflix's Dragon's Dogma Anime Will be Released in September - IGN
Netflix's Dragon's Dogma anime adaptation is coming to the streaming platform in September.
Netflixs Dragons Dogma anime adaptation will be coming to the streaming service on September 17. Netflix also revealed the first poster for the anime adaptation which serves as a first look at the art style for the series.Netflix announced a new anime adaptation of Dragons Dogma back in 2019. Its produced as a partnership between Anima, Sublimation, and David Production and is based on the 2012 action-RPG developed by Capcom. At the time of the announcement, Netflix said the Dragons Dogma anime will follow a mans journey seeking revenge on a dragon who stole his heart. ON his way, the man is brought back to life as an Arisen. An action-adventure about a man challenged by demons who represent the seven deadly sins of humans.The poster conveniently shows off all three elements of the synopsis: dragon, man, mans heart. Seems simple enough. Only the Arisen can face the Dragon and defeat the apocalypse. Here's your first look at the anime series adaptation of Capcom's action fantasy classic Dragon's Dogma, arriving September 17th. pic.twitter.com/UxJMcUrsdp NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 14, 2020 Netflix previously found considerable success by adapting Konamis Castlevania series into an anime with the help of producer Adi Shankar. Shankar is now developing several more video game adaptations for Netflix including ones for Hyper Light Drifter, Assassins Creed, and Devil May Cry. A new Arisen is born! Follow Ethan, along with his pawn Hannah, in his journey to reclaim his heart. @Netflix Original Anime Series Dragon's Dogma releases worldwide on September 17, 2020 https://t.co/Eu6FKFOJjrpic.twitter.com/yxWD74oTWm Dragon's Dogma (@DragonsDogma) July 15, 2020 You can check out IGNs review of Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen, which was recently released on the Nintendo Switch. Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
Earth Defense Force 6 and Voxel Spin-Off, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers Revealed - IGN - IGN
A traditional EDF and a voxel-based spin-off have been announced for Japanese release.
Earth Defense Force 6 has been officially revealed by series publisher D3, with the game expected to launch in 2021. Alongside that, a voxel-based spin-off, Earth Defense Force: World Brothers is also on the way.The 2021 date suggests that Earth Defense Force 6 will land on next-generation consoles, which launch this holiday season, but no official platforms for the game have been announced just yet.The game's website doesn't offer much information beyond a suite of screenshots (below), which as you might expect, include massive bugs terrorizing an urban landscape. It looks very much like an Earth Defense Force game, where a team of humans (often in co-op groups) must flesh out character builds and fight to rid the world of a bug scourge with increasingly absurd weaponry. As well as EDF 6, a voxel-based Earth Defence Force game has been revealed, titled Earth Defense Force: World Brothers. The change in art style looks like a great fit, and according to its website, the predicament facing the World Brothers is that "Earth has become a square?" The game features characters from across the entire EDF series, and it will land on Nintendo Switch and PS4 at some point this year. Neither game has so far been announced for western release. The EDF series has traditionally featured long gaps between Japanese release and a western release, but spin-off Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain launched simultaneously worldwide, which might offer some hope to fans of giant bug slaughter. Check out IGN's review of Iron Rain from April 2019, where we called the last entry in the series "a more-than-pleasant experiment, a game that feels like it was made by fans of the series with their own ideas". Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.
Sony Fined $3.5 Million for Misleading Australian Consumers - IGN - IGN
The fine was brought after Sony was found to have breached Australian Consumer Law with its refund policy.
Sony Europe (which controls Sony's operations in Australia) has been fined $3.5 Million AUD for misleading Australian consumers over its refund policy.The company has been ordered to pay this amount in penalties for "making false and misleading representations" regarding Australian Consumer Law rights. You can read the full release from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission here.The court case that led to this settlement involved a series of consumers who contacted Sony over a game they deemed faulty. They were refused refunds for two reasons: the game was purchased digitally and it had been 14 days since they made the purchase. These responses from Sony do not align with Australian consumer law, so the case went to court. Another breach of ACL came as Sony told a consumer that it could not provide a refund "unless the game developer authorized it" and told another that the refund would have to be issued using digital currency only usable on the PlayStation Store. "Consumer guarantee rights do not expire after ad digital product has been downloaded and certainly do not disappear after 14 days or any other arbitrary date claimed by a game store or developer, reads a statement from Rod Sims, chair of the ACCC. "What Sony told these consumers was false and does not reflect the consumer guarantee rights afforded to Australian consumers." According to the release from the ACCC, Sony Europe's terms of service implied that users "did not have consumer guarantee rights regarding the quality, functionality, completeness, accuracy or performance of their purchased digital games" between October 2017 and May 2019. You may remember back in 2014 when the ACCC sued Valve for similar reasons over its refunds policy. In 2018, the High Court of Australia dismissed Valve's attempt to appeal a $3 million fine. Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.