Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Goes Live, Dreamcast Mini Next?

Today: Capcom promises rebooted Resident Evil Movies will be more faithful — Sony is finally lifting the lid on the PlayStation 5 and showing what it's like on the inside — It's Niantic's birthday, and that means they're handing out Pokémon Go gifts

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TOP STORY

Sony releases official PlayStation 5 teardown

November 19th and the launch of the PlayStation 5 is drawing ever closer, and that means Sony is finally spilling the beans on the new console's design and technology.

Treehouse offered details on Pikmin and Hyrule Warriors

“…we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the console’s interior, so you can take a look at all of the magic happening inside the PS5 that brings out the beautiful games you’ll experience this holiday season,” reads the latest PlayStation.Blog update. They have posted a video that’s over 7 minutes long with an “up-close and personal look”.

Little waste: They started the initial concept for what would become the next major PlayStation back in 2015, “and we’ve spent the past five years designing and developing the console.” They pride themselves on having created a console where there “aren’t any unnecessary components and the design is efficient.”

Quiet launch: Sony shows how they achieved so quiet a machine despite greater demands in power. “After an extensive and complex trial and error process, we were pleased with the end result and I can not wait for our fans to get their hands on the PS5 console and “hear” it for themselves.” PlayStation 5 will launch worldwide by November 19, 2020.

DAILY QUIZ

Which Half Life title was originally made to be a Dreamcast exclusive?

a) Half Life: Blue Shift
b) Half Life: Opposing Force
c) Half Life: Decay
d) Half Life: Minerva

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

FACT OF THE DAY

The very first Lightning Cup

Mario Kart: Super Circuit for Game Boy Advance introduced the Lightning Cup tournament to the series. It was also the only game in the series where the Lightning Cup had its own original tracks, with later entries reusing older tracks.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit was the third title in the series

The Lightning Cup is also the only cup in Super Circuit that doesn’t feature a Bowser's Castle course. Digging into the game files reveals that sprites for various power-ups such as Triple Bananas, Golden Mushrooms, Fake Item Boxes and Bob-ombs are all present and correct despite not being available in the game.

Join our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss today's fact.

NEWS

Dreamcast Mini next for Sega?

Sega just launched the Game Gear Micro in Japan, and now they're pondering which classic console will be next.

How happy would you be to see a Dreamcast Mini?

“For the next Mini, we are considering everything that has been imagined by everyone,” Sega's Yosuke Okunari told Famitsu. “Of course, it doesn’t mean we can realize all of them. We are also thinking about projects that nobody has imagined.”

Mini dreams: “We won’t be able to release it at this time, the next year or two years after the Mega Drive Mini. We can’t make it that quickly,” Okunari laughed. “I think for the next one, we may go with a concept close to the Mega Drive Mini. If I have to say some names, it could be an SG-1000 Mini or a Dreamcast Mini…”

Last console: Dreamcast was officially discontinued on March 31st in 2001 after launching in Japan in November 1998. It sold around 9 million units, and ended up being Sega's last home console after 18 years in the market.

NEWS

Kombat Pack 2: Rambo, Mileena and Rain

Mortal Kombat 11 will be re-released as Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate on November 17th, and three new characters will join the fray: John Rambo, Mileena and Rain.

They drew first blood, not me

The Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate trailer introduces the three new fighters from the upcoming Kombat Pack 2 DLC. Everyone's favorite Green Beret appears last in a surprise reveal, sporting Sylvester Stallone's voice and likeness.

Jungle brawl: The first Kombat Pack added Shang Tsung, T-800, Nightwolf, Sindel, Joker and Spawn. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will include both Kombat Pack DLC as well as a pre-order bonus skin pack.

Free upgrade: The Aftermath story expansion – which added Fujin, Sheeva and RoboCop to the roster – will also be included. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is also eligible for free next-gen upgrades.

VR BITS

U.S. Congress doesn't want Oculus Quest 2 to require a Facebook account either

The U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on antitrust law has delivered a 449-page report suggesting that Oculus Quest 2 requiring a Facebook account could be considered anticompetitive.

The report says Facebook “maintained and expanded its dominance through a series of acquisitions” of companies perceived as threats, “and selectively excluded competitors from using its platform to insulate itself from competitive pressure.”

Get your haunt on with Phasmophobia

Afraid of ghosts? Then you might enjoy psychological horror title Phasmophobia. It launched in mid-September, but is a perfect Halloween game that supports up to four players in standard and VR mode, and is suitably terrifying.

Use your ghost hunting gear to gather as much evidence and information as you can and then sell it to a ghost removal team so they can do the dirty work. The game has a minimal UI and aims for maximum immersion, featuring over 10 different types of ghosts.

WHAT ELSE HAPPENDED TODAY

QUIZ ANSWER

Which Half Life title was originally made to be a Dreamcast exclusive?

ANSWER: Half Life: Blue Shift!

About that beer I'll owe ya in the next game...

Gearbox Software may be best known for the success of Borderlands and the failure of Battleborn, but they started out making Half-Life ports and expansions for Valve. The studio was responsible for the PlayStation 2 port, Half-Life: Opposing Force and Half-Life: Blue Shift.

But before the PlayStation 2 port got made, Gearbox was working on a Dreamcast port that would include Half-Life: Blue Shift. Unfortunately, the Dreamcast didn't sell enough to warrant a port and resources were shifted to the PlayStation 2 version, which had its own exclusive co-op episode called Decay.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey.

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