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Ghost of Tsushima Gets Japanese Story Trailer


Learn more about the world of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima with the latest trailer for the game.

Set in the late 13th century, players will join samurai warrior Jin Sakai as he sets out to take on the Mongol invasion fleet led by ruthless and cunning general Khotun Khan. Sakai walks the path of the Ghost, and he must wage an unconventional war for the freedom of the island of Tsushima.

This open-world action adventure title will have players traversing vast countrysides and expansive terrain, giving players the chance to encounter rich characters and uncover landmarks.

Learn more with the trailer below:

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4 on July 17, 2020.

Source: YouTube
Ghost of Tsushima Gets Japanese Story Trailer

Learn more about the world of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima with the latest trailer for the game

Tales of Crestoria Gets Kanata Hjuger Character Trailer

Learn more about Tales of Crestoria’s Kanata Hjuger with the latest character trailer for Bandai Namco’s game

Scarlet Nexus Announced for Xbox Series X

A new RPG franchise created by former members of the “Tales of…” series, Bandai Namco announced that Scarlet Nexus will be released for the Xbox Series X

Action RPG The Ascent Coming to Xbox Series X

An action-orientated sci-fi RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4, Curve Digital and Neon Giant announced that The Ascent is in development for the Xbox Series X

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Tales of Crestoria Gets Kanata Hjuger Character Trailer


Learn more about Tales of Crestoria’s Kanata Hjuger with the latest character trailer for Bandai Namco’s game.

Featuring a character design by Kosuke Fujishima and voiced by Kohei Amasaki, Hjuger wants to bring happiness to everyone in the world. He uses the power of sin to keep the fight going, with moves like Rending Bite, Feint-form Strike, and Cursed Bladeshadow.

Learn more with the character trailer below:

[TALES OF CRESTORIA] Character Trailer – Kanata Hjuger

Tales of Crestoria is an upcoming mobile Tales of… title which features characters that have a certain “crime” they carry as a burden, marked by the Stain of Guilt. Characters carry vision orbs at their side at all times, which can be transmitted to vision centrals.

The game will come out for iOS and Android devices in Q2 2020.

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Ghost of Tsushima Gets Japanese Story Trailer

Learn more about the world of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima with the latest trailer for the game

Tales of Crestoria Gets Kanata Hjuger Character Trailer

Learn more about Tales of Crestoria’s Kanata Hjuger with the latest character trailer for Bandai Namco’s game

Scarlet Nexus Announced for Xbox Series X

A new RPG franchise created by former members of the “Tales of…” series, Bandai Namco announced that Scarlet Nexus will be released for the Xbox Series X

Action RPG The Ascent Coming to Xbox Series X

An action-orientated sci-fi RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4, Curve Digital and Neon Giant announced that The Ascent is in development for the Xbox Series X

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Blast Rush Classic Review

All shoot-em-up fans have no doubt carefully rationed out their supply of bombs, picking out just the right moment to make things go boom. Bipedal Dog, saying nuts to this approach, lets players go aplomb with infinite explosions with their new shmup Blast Rush Classic. Featuring waves of enemies and a wealth of firepower, does more equal better in this case?

Blast Rush Classic Review

Presented in a vertical format, there are a few hooks that make this different than your typical shmup. Though bullets automatically fire at a steady rate, they won’t destroy enemies quickly. Rather, the only way to deal with the throngs of enemies that take up the screen is to use your infinite supply of bombs. There is a very brief period of cooldown between bombs though, so timing is absolutely critical. When in a pinch, one can also do damage by doing quick side motions to kick up powerful gusts. Finally, there is a Hyperdodge pickup that slows things down when enemies get just a little too close. These mechanics are simple and straightforward, yet prove to be refreshing at the same time.

It all sounds simple, but things get balls to the wall crazy when players set out to escape the enemy base. Blast Rush Classic moves at an incredibly fast pace, and enemies will get up in your business almost instantly. There is a method to the madness, and memorization will help players get ahead, but skill plays just as big of a part in this title. With these mechanics in play, it is important to figure out exactly what to use when, especially when larger enemies take more damage to take down.

The main mode has 40 waves for players to get through, with a single shot signifying instant death. Though players can just as easily pick up on the wave they left off of, their score will be sacrificed as a result. There is an achievement for 1CCing the game, so those looking to get ahead will have to master this short yet sweet gauntlet if they want to master the title. All enemy patterns are the same, so the same muscle memory that works in the best shmups on the market today works here too. There are other achievements to be had as well for adept play, giving Blast Rush Classic some legs.

Outside of the main mode, there are a few ships and modes for players to sink their teeth into. Three different ships with different bomb types and firing rates can be explored, and there is also an endurance mode that lets players blast through randomized waves. For those looking for just a brief taste of gameplay, there are also two minute variations of each of these modes to explore.

Just be warned that there is not a ton of variety in the background or enemy types. Most players won’t have this be top of mind as they do everything in their power to survive, but a few more baddies or background layouts would have helped spice things up.

Turning the shmup genre on its head, Blast Rush Classic kicks things up a notch with its focus on firepower and incredible sense of speed.

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How to Use Loops in Ansible Playbook

In the course of executing tasks in Ansible playbook, you might come across some tasks that are repetitive in nature. These are tasks that require you to create multiple plays, something which can be quite tedious. As with any programming language, loops in Ansible provide an easier way of executing repetitive tasks using fewer lines of code in a playbook.

When creating loops, Ansible provides these two directives: loop and with_*  keyword.

The loop keyword was recently added to Ansible 2.5. The loop keyword is usually used to create simple and standard loops that iterate through several items.

The with_*   keyword is used with a number of lookup plugins when iterating through values. Lookup plugins enable Ansible to access information from external sources such as external data stores, filesystems etc. The with_*  lookup is still very much in use and has not yet been deprecated.

Let’s now have a look at how you can implement Loops in Ansible.

Iterating over simple loops 

Consider a Playbook that adds a new user on the target system using the user module as shown:

---
- hosts: ubuntu_webserver
  tasks:
    - name: Create new user john
      user:
        name: john
        state: present

This looks okay. But what if we have multiple users to add to the target system? How would we go about that? One way would be to duplicate the tasks as shown in the example below where we are adding 3 users.

---
- hosts: ubuntu_webserver
  tasks:
    - name: Create new user john
      user:
        name: john
        state: present

    - name: Create new user mike
      user:
        name: mike
        state: present

    - name: Create new user andrew
      user:
        name: andrew
        state: present

As you can seem this calls for a lot of duplication and repetition.

To make things easier, the same playbook can be written using the loop directive. The loop directive executes the same task multiple times. It  stores the value of each item in a variable called item.So, instead of specifying the names of the users to be added, simply specify a variable called item enclosed between double curly braces as shown.

 name: ‘’

Therefore, each of the items within the loop will be referenced by the variable.

As you can see, our playbook is now much more organized with unnecessary duplication/repetition.

$ vi create_users.yaml
---
- hosts: ubuntu_webserver
  tasks:
    - name: Create new users
      user:
        name: ''
        state: present
      loop:
        - john
        - mike
        - andrew

Simple-playbook-loops

Also, you can use the with_items directive instead of the loop directive. Both will yield the same result.

---
- hosts: ubuntu_webserver
  become: yes
  tasks:
    - name: Create new users
      user:
        name: ''
        state: present

      with_items:
        - john
        - mike
        - andrew

You can now run the playbook to create the users using the ansible-playbook command as shown below:

$ ansible-playbook -i inventory.txt create_users.yaml

Ansible-Playbook-execution-loops

Iterating over a list of Dictionaries

In the first example, we looked at a simple standard loop where the array was a list of string values representing users to be added to the remote target.

But what if we need to add the uid to the loop such that each item now has two values: the username and uid. How would you pass 2 values in an array?

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Take Advantage of User Profiles

With how our internet lives almost depend on it, we may think we already know all there is to know about our web browser. However, there’s one feature of it that gets pretty much ignored, if not taken for granted. You know what user profiles are, but chances are high you overlook this feature, not giving it the time of day and not utilizing it to its full potential. The thing is, most browsers, whether you’re using Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Edge, allow multiple user profiles that can make your web browsing experience all the more enjoyable. Once you get the hang of using user profiles, you will wonder why you didn’t use it before.

As the name implies, user profiles allow separate browser profiles for different users, exactly like how you can have different user accounts when you log into Windows. The difference is that this is working at the browser level, so there’s no need to log in and out of the user accounts set up on your OS. What profiles do is that they separate the stuff different users collect as they use the browser to surf the web. This information includes saved passwords, browsing history, installed extensions, and bookmarks, among other things. This allows you and whoever may user your laptop separate browsing experiences. Take note though, that user profile switching in browsers can be done easily, so having a separate user profile is not a guarantee of your browsing life’s privacy.

What’s more, you as a user can have multiple user profiles. You can have a work profile and personal profile, which lets you keep your two worlds separate. When you serve for leisure using your personal profile, for example, you won’t be bothered with anything work-related like bookmarks and suggestions.

On Chrome

Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world currently, but not a lot of its users take advantage of creating their user profiles. What’s great about doing this on Google is that you can actually have not just one, but multiple user profiles.

If you use Google Chrome as your main browser, you probably didn’t know it, but you can create multiple profiles. You may want to do this to share your device with other people without the need to create a new Windows 10 account.

Also, the ability to use multiple profiles can come in handy if you have more than one account, and you want to keep your things (such as work and personal) separate.

(Via: https://pureinfotech.com/add-new-user-profiles-google-chrome/)

 

On Microsoft Edge

The new updates of Microsoft Edge have continuously excited netizens, thanks to its newly introduced Chromium engine. With the change comes convenience, as it is now way easier to use a new user profile in Microsoft Edge, with process comparable to that of Google Chrome’s. But of course, you will need to have the new Edge Chromium installed.

When you install the new Edge browser, your user profile will default to a standard profile called “Profile 1” with no personalization. Signing in to your Microsoft account will link this profile to your account, allowing you to share bookmarks and settings across devices.

(Via: https://www.howtogeek.com/525303/how-to-use-multiple-user-profiles-in-microsoft-edge/)

 

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Scarlet Nexus Announced for Xbox Series X


A new RPG franchise created by former members of the “Tales of…” series, Bandai Namco announced that Scarlet Nexus will be released for the Xbox Series X.

Set in the distant future, a psionic hormone has been discovered in the human brain that grants people ESP, changing the very fabric of the world. However, deranged mutants known as Others have begun their descent, feverishly hungry for human brains. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, which are known as psychics, are the only chance to fight the onslaught from above and preserve humanity. Built up of psychics, the Other Suppression Force is humanity’s last line of defense.

Learn more with the trailer below:

SCARLET NEXUS – Announcement Trailer | Xbox Series X

According to Scarlet Nexus Producer, Keita Iizuka from Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.

“The next generation of video game home consoles lets the development team realize the full potential of SCARLET NEXUS. Players can expect visuals and psychic battles with high resolution and frame rate along with fully interactive real-time battles with dynamic animation. Utilizing Smart Delivery on Xbox Series X also means players can enjoy the best version of SCARLET NEXUS regardless of whether they are playing on the next generation with Xbox Series X or Xbox One.”

Stephen Akana, Senior Brand Manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

“SCARLET NEXUS aims to change the way gamers view Japanese RPGs with a powerful futuristic aesthetic as well as a streamlined combat system that balances fast-paced action with strategic planning. Led by an extremely talented team at BANDAI NAMCO Studios, including members from fan-favorite title TALES OF VESPERIA, SCARLET NEXUS combines years of game development experience with the excitement and creative freedom of the power behind the next generation of home console systems.

The game will also come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

Source: Press Release
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Action RPG The Ascent Coming to Xbox Series X


An action-orientated sci-fi RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4, Curve Digital and Neon Giant announced that The Ascent is in development for the Xbox Series X.

Featuring a free-roam play style in a cyberpunk-style dystopian world, The Ascent is a narrative-led adventure that is playable in both single player and also in up to four-player co-op modes. The title will feature classic RPG mechanics (including cyberwear, augmentations and looting), and there will be a sense of verticality in its world. A double-aim mechanic will also be implemented.

Learn more with the trailer below:

The Ascent | Official Reveal Trailer | Curve Digital

According to Tor Frick, Art Director and co-founder of Neon Giant:

“We wanted to create a sci-fi RPG where players can play in the way they like, building up their character with cyberwear, augmentations and looting in a story-driven environment.”

Arcade Berg, fellow co-founder and the studio’s Game Director adds:

“For us, creating The Ascent has been about us all taking what we’ve learned from working on Triple-A titles and bringing it to a highly focused project like this, redefining what gamers might have come to expect from a title developed by a small and flexible team.”

Note that the game will also launch on the Xbox One and PC.

Source: Press Release
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Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 Review

Everybody and their mom has played a variation of Pong – it’s right up there with Tetris as the de facto standard of the video game world. However, what if you threw RPG mechanics into the mix? In what is the strangest combination since the turducken, Blue Wizard Digital brings the tabletop format to new heights with their new title Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000. Does this unorthodox combination pay off, or does it prove to be an unholy fusion that should not be?

Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 Review

Players take control of a lonely paddle, looking to come out on top against a rival opponent. The first match might seem like par for the course – win a game of three against the rival paddle on the other side and progress to the next stage. However, things quickly take a walk on the wild side.

This is where the RPG mechanics come in. The inclusion of an HP meter for your paddle is strange enough as it is, but players can also learn spells that use MP and can maximize attributes like strength, height, intelligence, wisdom, and other attributes. These mechanics would be more at home in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but the weird pairing works better than you think it would.

Successfully taking down one of the foes that awaits you in each stage gives players the chance to increase one of these attributes. Some increase the size of your paddle, some increase the chance of a critical attack, some grant new spells like fireballs, healing, and ice, and some offer more…charismatic approaches.

The whole idea is silly, and though the core action is fairly barebones, these mechanics help keep players coming along. It can get far too easy to get caught up in the rhythm of it all – it is Pong, one of the earliest games in existence, at its core. However, those who like to see numbers rise and characters grow will be absolutely thrilled with the feedback loop found here.

Just be warned that the challenge found here is a bit on the uneven side. In an effort to add some humor, some of the rival paddles vary by size. It’s pretty funny when a tiny little opponent comes out to play, but facing an opponent that takes up most of the screen sucks the laughs right out of the room. Certain areas have threats in the battlefield like bombs and lava too, making it tough to navigate certain areas.

Rounding things out is narration of the star paddle from the same voice actor that performed as Mass Effect’s Commander Shepard. He’s a man of many quips, and though lines like “swallow this” and “suck my paddle” come off as crude, there’s no denying that he really does get into this role.

Adding pizzazz to the world of Pong is a tall order, but the RPG mechanics in Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 largely pay off. The challenge may be uneven and the humor crude, but those looking for something new can certainly find it here.

This review of Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000 was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
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Infinite – Beyond The Mind Review – Hack ‘n Sigh

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Remember Strider? How about Shinobi or Metal Slug? These are all well-loved games from the side-scrolling action genre which, until the rise of indie gaming, was an exclusive resident of the 8 & 16-bit era. Emilie COYO recalls these titles fondly, and their debut game, Infinite – Beyond The Mind, attempts to pay homage to this classic genre. Heading into Infinite – Beyond The Mind, you might expect a nostalgia-driven experience with some fun, retro action and a dorky but endearing plot. Sadly, the final product manages to be anything but.

 

Damsels In Distress 

 

The story begins in that eventful year of 20XX with Tanya and Olga, two women with special powers. At the game’s start, you’ll choose one of these characters to play as while the other is kidnapped by Queen Evangelyn, the dictator who helms the militaristic Beljantaur Kingdom. From there, it’s your job to take down the Queen’s forces and rescue your spiritual sister before her powers are used for evil.

 

Infinite - Beyond the mind upgrades

 

Anyone hoping to get wrapped up in an evolving narrative throughout the game, though, will be sorely disappointed. Zero context is provided as you flit between jungles and army bases, so you’ll emotionally check out well before you reach the game’s obligatory ice level. The only cutscene occurs moments before the final boss, which proceeds to dump a sudden and underwhelming backstory on the player. More uncomfortably, it then attempts to ‘do an Undertale’ by calling into question how many people you’ve killed along the way in an effort to make the player feel the pangs of cognitive dissonance. It rings hollow, especially when campaign progression is frequently gated until you’ve murdered waves of bad guys. It’s a contrived and unfulfilling story which is all the more aggravating to endure because the actual game leading up to this conclusion is deeply frustrating.

 

A Long Way Down

 

It is, however, fair to mention that the game’s boilerplate, hack-‘n-slash gameplay is perfectly adequate. Combat is a little weightless, and enemy quantity typically stands in for quality encounters, but overall, the game is bug free and the controls function to an acceptable standard. There’s even some fun to be had during the shmup-style levels that’re interspersed throughout the campaign. It’s a shame, then, that the missions themselves are unexciting to conquer and full of maddening design choices. Stages feel endless due to lengthy stretches of empty space and mandatory mid-level wave combat encounters that always manage to overstay their welcome. The sides of spikes hurt you, and some vehicles smash into you from off-screen, resulting in undeserved damage. Before you’ve even pressed ‘Play,’ you can automatically attribute 80% of your total deaths to the numerous insta-kill bottomless pits that litter the game’s second half. Restarting a stage after falling to your death is a demoralising prospect, especially when the slog to regain your progress is lengthy and fraught with unengaging combat. When you factor in the game is a whopping 16 chapters long, that feeling of miserable exhaustion after you die may determine if you actually have the patience to see the game through to the end. Then there are the compulsory turret sequences…

 

Infinite - Beyond the mind enemies

 

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon to be Launch Title for Xbox Series X


An explosive new entry point in the acclaimed Yakuza series, SEGA announced today that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series X.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon brings with it a new dynamic RPG combat system that takes the genre to present-day Japan. The protagonist Ichiban Kasuga is a diehard RPG fan that imagines all battlefields as if he was living in one of his favorite games. Along the way, players will be able to level up 19 different “Jobs,” which include such roles as Bodyguards and Musicians.

For those seeking out the core Yakuza experience, more than 50 substories and a collection of never-before-seen minigames will be included. For those looking for it, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will include fan-favorites like Karaoke and SEGA Arcades.

Learn more with the cinematic trailer below:

Yakuza: Like a Dragon |CinematicTrailer

Note that the title will also be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Windows 10 and Steam).

This title will support Xbox Series X Smart Delivery on release. This feature will ensure that players only need to buy the game once, and can play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X when both the console and that version of the game are available. Cross-save functionality between Xbox One and Xbox Series X will also be supported.

Source: Press Release
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