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    June 29th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Activision and developer Beenox announced a major update for  Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled will go live on July 3. The update will fix the save data corruption issue on the PlayStation 4, add new Grand Prix content, add online leaderboards, and more.


    Read the details on the update below:

    1. Introduction of the Grand Prix content:

    The Nitro Tour Grand Prix will be going live and you can begin earning Nitro Points and unlocking a variety of bonus customization content by completing challenges found within the Grand Prix menu†.

    “Twilight Tour” will be a brand-new track available to Local Arcade and Online modes. The character Tawna will able to be earned through completing Grand Prix challenges and earning Nitro Points. You will also be able to earn additional new items including karts, skins, stickers, decal, and paint jobs!

    Note: Tawna and the items described above can only be earned for a limited time by completing Grand Prix challenges while connected to the internet. Once the current Grand Prix season ends, they will no longer be available to earn through Grand Prix challenges until they may appear in the Pit Stop at a later date.

    2. Introduction of Online Leaderboards:

    Leaderboards will be added to the Grand Prix Menu.

    ·      Nitro Point Online Leaderboard

    You can earn Nitro Points by completing challenges accessible in the Grand Prix menu. The more Nitro Points you gather, the higher you’ll climb the leaderboard!

    ·      Championship Leaderboard

    You can earn points based on your performance while playing online multiplayer: You’re given a number of points each time you complete a race in online multiplayer†. You receive more points the higher your placement is when each race is over (first is the most, and eighth place is the least). The Leaderboard is unlocked after you finish your first online race.

    Leaderboard rewards will be distributed on the first day following the Grand Prix and will reset at the end of each Grand Prix season.

    3. The Pit Stop

    A variety of new content will be added to the Pit Stop including karts, characters, character skins, decals, paint jobs, wheels, and kart stickers that can be redeemed with Wumpa Coins†. Don’t forget to check the Pit Stop to see refreshed content!

    When visiting the Pit Stop, you’ll notice that items that were added as part of the Nitro Tour Grand Prix have little Nitro cannisters over their icons. You’ll notice the same thing in the customization menu over the same icons. This small Nitro cannister with a percentage tied to it denotes the extra Nitro Point boost you’ll get whenever completing challenges with these customization options equipped. The percentage increase stacks with each customization item you have equipped. So get collecting, and get stacking!

    As a special call-out to some of the new additions, the “Nitro Squad” characters Ami, Megumi, Isabella, and Liz can be redeemed using Wumpa Coins in the Pit Stop and flags from nations around the world will be added as kart stickers.

    4. Online

    Podium animations will be added to online matches when you finish in the top 3 of an online multiplayer race.

    5. User Interface Improvements

    A “Message of the Day” feature will be added to the Main Menu. Check back daily when your system is connected to the internet for important messages!

    6. Wumpa Coin Earn Rate

    Adjustments will be made to the Wumpa Coin earn rate, and additional information on the earn rate will be added to the end-of-race report, so you can know how you got to your number.

    7. Character Icons

    The mini-map icons and racer icons will now represent the character skin that you have equipped.

    8. Patches: Issues of Note

    The following issues will be addressed in the patch:

    8a. Global Save File Corruption Issue on PS4:

    Will address the global save data issue that has been affecting PS4 players

    8b. Pit Stop:

    Will address an issue where Users were unable to purchase the “Electron Aqua” paint from the pit stop.

    8c. Online:

    Will address various known online stability issues related to the lobby, arcade, adventure, other parts of the game, and menus.

    8d. Tracks:

    Collisions of certain maps have been reworked to remove stuck spots and possible exploit areas, along with an improvement to fidelity.

    8e. User Interface:

    An issue where personal Time Trial and Relic scores are not highlighted in the “Highscores” menu will be addressed.

    8f. Community Feedback:

    All villains from CNK will now be protected by the Velo mask when racing with that Power Up.

    That’s it for this patch. If you have a question or issue while playing the game, feel free to reach out to Activision Support; we’re more than happy to assist you!

    *Exact timing of patch subject to change.

    **Grand Prix content and timing subject to change.

    † INTERNET REQUIRED for Wumpa Coins, Grand Prix, Nitro Points, online multiplayer (gaming subscription service sold separately), access to the Pit Stop and other features.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439152/crash-team-racing-nitro-fueled-major-update-goes-live-july-3/

  • scissors
    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Sony announced all of the games that will be releasing next week on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation VR in the US. 10 games in total will release next week.

    Here is the full list of games:

    July 2

    • Asdivine Dios, PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy)
    • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, PS4 — Digital, Retail
    • Paradox Soul, PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy)
    • Scraper: First Strike, PS VR — Digital
    • Tour de France Season 2019, PS4 — Digital, Retail
    • Will: A Wonderful World, PS4 — Digital, Retail
    July 3
    • Brain Breaker, PS4 — Digital
    • Ovivo, PS4 — Digital
    July 4
    • Stranger Things 3: The Game, PS4 — Digital

    July 5

    • Sea of Solitude, PS4 — Digital

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439151/new-playstation-releases-next-week-final-fantasy-xiv-shadowbringers/

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    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

    Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

     

     

    Market Share (Same Periods Covered)

     

    2016 – (Week ending January 9 to June 19)

    2017 – (Week ending January 7 to June 17)

    2018 – (Week ending January 6 to June 16)

    2018 – (Week ending January 5 to June 15)

    Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

     

    "Year to date" sales for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2019 versus 2018 and 2018 versus 2017 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

    Microsoft

    • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 562,634 (-27.5%)

    Nintendo

    • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,096,356 (24.5%)
    • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 614.281 (-43.9%)

    Sony

    • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,566,688 (-24.0%)
    • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 107,612 (-78.2%)

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439149/year-on-year-sales-amp-market-share-charts-june-15-2019/

  • scissors
    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Bandai Namco announced the Ultra Pack 1 DLC for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will launch on July 11. The DLC includes three new characters, Ribrianne, SSGSS Vegeta (Evolved), and Vegeta (Super Saiyan God), five new Parallel Quests, eight additional skills, four costumes, and eight Super Souls.

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    Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is available now for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. 

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439150/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-ultra-pack-1-dlc-launches-july-11/

  • scissors
    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Nintendo announced all of the games that will be releasing next week on the Nintendo Switch. 13 games in total will release next week.

    Here is the full list of games:

    July 1

    • Redneck Skeet Shooting

    July 2

    • Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
    • Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

    July 3

    • Ovivo
    • Lucah: Born of a Dream
    • Bus Fix 2019

    July 4

    • Stranger Things 3: The Game
    • Pure Mahjong
    • Clannad
    • Ankh Guardian - Treasure of the Demon's Temple
    • Asdivine Dios
    • What Remains of Edith Finch

    July 5

    • Siralim 3

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439148/new-nintendo-releases-next-week-clannad-red-faction-guerrilla-re-mars-tered/

  • scissors
    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft announced all of the games that will be releasing next week on the Xbox One in the US. Seven games in total will release next week.

    Here is the full list of games:

    July 3

    • Illusion of L’Phalcia
    • Ovivo

    July 4

    • Stranger Things 3: The Game

    July 5

    • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
    • Hero Express
    • Sea of Solitude
    • They Are Billions

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439147/new-xbox-releases-next-week-attack-on-titan-2-final-battle-sea-of-solitude/

  • scissors
    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has debuted at the top of the charts in Switzerland, according to SwissCharts.com for the 25th week of 2019. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbs two spots to second, while FIFA 19 remains in third.

     

    Here are the top 10 best-selling games in Switzerland for Week 25, 2019:

    1. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Refueled
    2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    3. FIFA 19
    4. Super Mario Party
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
    8. Days Gone
    9. Minecraft
    10. Grand Theft Auto V

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439146/crash-team-racing-nitro-fueled-debuts-at-the-top-of-the-swiss-charts/

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    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Flyhigh Works and developer Skipmore announced Kamiko has sold over 250,000 units worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. 


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Kamiko is a game styled around Japanese Shinto beliefs. Fight as priestesses called “Kamiko” and battle against demons while solving puzzles to make your way through the stages. Look no further if you are looking for an arcade action game with a twist! Each stage has several Torii (gates) which are magically sealed. Find a way to break all the seals to make your way to the stage boss. Another fun and easy original created by indie games studio Skipmore.

    Kamiko is also now available for the Windows PC via Steam worldwide and for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. It will launch soon for the Xbox One.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439145/kamiko-tops-250000-units-sold-on-the-switch/

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    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Electronic Arts announced EA Access will launch for the PlayStation 4 on July 24. The subscription service from EA is available now for the Xbox One and Windows PC. It is priced at $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. 

    EA Access lets players experience Play First Trials, where they can play up to 10 hours of new EA games. Subscribers also get a 10 percent discount on game purchases, expansions, in-game items, and more.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439144/ea-access-launches-for-ps4-on-july-24/

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    June 28th, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher Merge Games and developer Reddoll Srl have announced VR Ping Pong Pro for the PlayStation VR and PC VR via Steam and Viveport. It will launch in September.

    View the announcement trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the game:

    Rackets at the ready! VR Ping Pong Pro is the follow up to the hit table tennis simulator of 2016, VR Ping Pong. Test your skills with a variety of challenging game modes, as you rise up the ranks to become the true Ping Pong Pro! Do you have what it takes? Pick up your virtual racket and find out!

    Featuring eight new levels including an arcade, a stadium and a Japanese garden; you can compete to become the champion against gorgeous and photorealistic backdrops! VR Ping Pong Pro also features racket / ball customization with a tonne of different options to choose from; you can become the pro in style!

    Go from novice to pro with five unique difficulty levels to suit any player’s skill level. The addition of in-depth player statistics, online rankings and online multiplayer raises the stakes as you all compete to become the true Ping Pong Pro—after all, there can only be one! Will it be you?

    Key Features:

    • Singles Match – (Player vs. CPU or Player 1 vs. Player 2)
    • Online multiplayer – Choose to play either single matches or tournaments with people from all over the world
    • Become the best in Tournament Mode – Pyramid-style tournaments are ranked by difficulty
    • Exciting mini games where you can hone your skills or just have fun!
    • A variety of photo-realistic environments, placing you right at the centre of the action
    • True to life physics, (with full-spin mechanics), make it feel like you’re really there!
    • Customizable Rackets – Racket changes serve a practical purpose as well as a visual one, and can alter your serve for example

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/439143/vr-ping-pong-pro-announced-for-psvr-and-pcvr/

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