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The Last of Us Part 2 Excites Fans as Release Approaches
The Last of Us Part 2 dropped a new trailer this week. The early peek came with a reminder of the game’s February release date, courtesy of Ellie’s voice actress. At the same time some media members got to lay their hands on an early demo of the game. Russ Frushtick of Polygon praised the game’s AI, focusing on the behavior of attack dogs in the early build. He suggested that they add a difficult layer of emotional attachment to the game, as he had to navigate his aversion to killing the animals, and the increased difficulty that added to the game. Those interested in checking out gameplay can check out PlayStation Access’s video.
Frogwares Has Games Pulled From Storefronts After Licensing Lapse
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— Frogwares (@Frogwares) September 26, 2019
Frogwares, the creators of the Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments series, are struggling to get their games back in digital storefronts after their licensing agreements with Focus Home Interactive expired. Focus Home Interactive reportedly implemented a policy to not transfer a game’s title ID (a unique identifier in a digital storefront) to developers after a contract expires, removing the relevant games from the Focus catalog and preventing the developer from relisting them under a different publisher. Without a title ID, the games are being delisted as the contract comes to an end. According to Frogwares, this policy is not reflected in any version of the licensing contracts. As a result, three games have been removed from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 stores, and one game from the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam stores.
In Other News…
- Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order has a new trailer
- P.T. secrets are still being found
- Valve fixes five year old glitch; Half Life 2 characters blink again
- Mario Kart Tour‘s gacha mechanics and microtransactions leave players uncomfortable
- Epic Games makes changes to Fortnite‘s matchmaking
- FFVII gets even prettier
— Miraculous Maku (@RedMakuzawa) September 24, 2019
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