PS5 Purrs Silently, Banjo-Kazooie Amiibos Sighted

Today: Get your ninja on with three friends in Ghost of Tsushima's new update — ZeniMax Online is developing a new MMO with an all-new engine — Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered to be unveiled today

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Reports from PlayStation 5 hands-on tests

More and more people have finally had hands-on time with PlayStation 5, and that means more information and first impressions floating around.

PlayStation 5 debuts November 12, and launches worldwide on November 19

For example, there's footage of the loading times in 3D platformer Astro’s Playroom. Earlier builds loaded levels in about 8 seconds, but the latest version has managed to shave that down to 2.5 seconds.’s hands-on report

  • Different colour lightbars on DualSense
  • DualSense lightbar not as distracting as the one on DualShock 4
  • Only the flagship model with blu-ray drive has been tested
  • All the consoles tested so far have been preview units
  • Console appeared very silent during the demo

Famitsu’s PlayStation 5 videos

X to confirm: Sony is finally changing their guidelines and the cross button will now be the standard confirm button in Japan, just like in all other territories. The circle button has been the confirm button for Japanese players since the first PlayStation launched in 1994.

Which indie game protagonist was a playable character in Payday 2?

a) Jacket from Hotline Miami
b) Puppy from Ruiner
c) Pedro from My Friend Pedro
d) Miles Upshur from Outlast

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.

Boldly go where no sprite has gone before

The 16-bit adventure Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future's Past featured a few actual scenes from the TV series. Developer Spectrum HoloByte digitized still images of the actual TV cast for that extra bit of authenticity.

Practically real life copies, just like on the Holodeck

The scenes were plucked from the episodes Lonely Among Us, The Battle and The Netural Zone – but the game also featured original characters played by the developers and their friends. For example, Ed Semrad was played by the editor of the magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly.

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Go to magic school and kick that ball

A few nice indies this week including Ikenfell, a tactical RPG about students from a school of magic, and the colorful oddball puzzle-adventure I Am Dead where you explore the afterlife. Sports fans can finally kick off in FIFA 21, or go fast in motorbike racer Ride 4.

FIFA 21 is getting a revamped Career Mode following criticism

Thursday – October 08

  • I Am Dead for PC and Switch
  • Ikenfell for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch
  • Ride 4 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Friday – October 09

  • FIFA 21 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends update soon

The co-op multiplayer update for Ghost of Tsushima will be out on October 16th for PlayStation 4, and will include a bunch of improvements.

Free co-op, quality of life improvements and New Game+

The co-op mode will feature “two-player story missions and four-player survival missions, as well as a Raid that we’ll release in the weeks following launch.” You can play as Samurai, Hunter, Ronin or Assassin and take on challenges inspired by Japanese mythology.

Free co-op: The two-player missions tell “Gyozen’s stories about what’s really happening in Tsushima”, while the survival missions pits you against “waves of enemies while defending different locations in Tsushima.” The Raid will be difficult and you'll need powerful gear to “survive in Iyo’s realm!”

Start again:The update also introduces New Game+ for the single-player campaign, allowing you to start a new game “shortly after Jin’s initial confrontation with the Khan” where you keep “all of the Techniques, Gear, and Vanity items obtained” in our previous campaign. There will also be more upgrades and more powerful charms to collect, as well as armour and charm loadouts.

MC Championship 11 in two weeks

Halloween starts early this year with the eleventh Minecraft MC Championship, where organizers Noxcrew expects everyone to use their spookiest skins.

FalseSymmetry became the first back-to-back champion in Dodgebolt last year, while PeteZahHutt earned his third championship victory – and is now tied with Dream for greatest number of championship victories. Expect the two teams made up of viewers to make a return too.

MCC11 begins on October 24th at 2:00pm CT and can be watched on a variety of Twitch and YouTube channels.

G2 Esports defeat LPL’s Suning

G2 Esports defeated LPL's third seed Suning in a tense match during the League of Legends World Championship. Suning appeared to have the advantage early on, but Perkz kept his team together and they managed to turn the match around and win a decisive battle in front of the Elder Dragon. G2 will face Machi and Liquid on October 6th.

Brawl Stars World Finals in late November

The Brawl Stars World Finals 2020 will feature a $1 million prize pool, and will feature 8 teams from around the world. It's still unclear if the competition will be played on a LAN or via the internet, although the announcement video says that the winners will “virtually” lift the trophy so it seems safe to assume it will be online. The eight qualifying teams are Jupiter, PSG Esports, Codemagic Purple, Qlash, SK Gaming, INTZ, Nove Esports and Omen Elite.

  • ZeniMax Online has a new IP in pre-production and the newly minted Microsoft first-party studio is working with a new game engine
  • Payday 3 is still in development using the Unreal Engine but has no release date yet as the project is still in the “design phase”
  • Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth and Terry Bogard amiibos coming next year as revealed at the end of the latest Super Smash Bros. stream
  • EA teases Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered and finally reveal the game today at 4.00pm BST. It will be released for the PC, Xbox One and PS4 on 6th November, Nintendo Switch gets it on the 13th November
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 has been in the works since before Tetris 99 launched as developer denies claims that they ripped off a fan-made Mario battle-royale

Which indie game protagonist was a playable character in Payday 2?

ANSWER: Jacket from Hotline Miami!

Apparently, the correct response to Do you like hurting people is a resounding yes

Payday 2 has a ton of DLCs that can turn the game pretty weird, especially because they are jam-packed with crossovers. The Hotline Miami DLC includes its own heist, and also lets you play as the deranged antihero Jacket. He never speaks, and uses a tape recorder to relay commands and communicate with the rest of the crew.

Other noteworthy crossovers include Tony Montana from Scarface, John Wick as well as Ethan and Hila from h3h3 Productions. Which unlikely crossovers can we expect from the next Payday?

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

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