PS5 Unboxing Details, Cyberpunk Delayed Again

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PlayStation 5 and DualSense unboxed

Members of the press have started receiving PlayStation 5 units, and that means more first impressions of both the console and the new DualSense controller.

DualSense is Sony’s most significant change to the PlayStation controller

The PlayStation 5 console is compared to the Xbox Series X in terms of size and weight as well as how it can be oriented. The PlayStation 5 includes a stand to support the horizontal orientation, while the Xbox Series X can just be turned over on its side.

Stacked up: CNET provides first impressions of the DualSense, the successor to the DualShock line that has been Sony's standard controller since 1997. The Verge compares current and next-gen consoles, showing how their sizes and shapes differ.

Trophy hunt: Greg Miller from Kinda Funny’s talks about Sony's new Trophy system and how they change the way you play. Journalists are limited to talking about Astro's Playroom for now, presumably since the rest of the launch line-up is under NDA.

A bug in what game inspired Devil May Cry’s juggling system?

a) Onimusha: Warlords
b) Contra: Shattered Soldier
c) Capcom vs. SNK 2
d) Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus

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.

Banning battle royales is unconstitutional

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was actually banned in Nepal after the Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division filed a Public Interest Litigation. The very next day the Nepal Telecommunication Authority asked internet service providers to block the game.

Nepal is home to the feared Gurkha soldiers, making PUBG look tame

Parents complained that Battlegrounds ‘disrupted children’s studies’ and encouraged violent behaviour. The ban was short-lived, however, as the Nepalese Supreme Court could not find evidence to support it in the face of lawyers arguing that the government was violating Nepal's constitution, which protects freedom of expression.

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Pokémon Go back to 50 Poké Coins a day

Niantic recently adjusted Pokémon Go so you can only earn 20 Poké Coins a day from Gyms, but they have decided to adjust it back to 50 Poké Coins per day following player feedback.

Pokemon celebrate the return back to 50 coins per day

The changes were tested and proved unpopular in Germany, Australia and Taiwan. In other news, there's a Pokémon Go event tying into the Pokémon Journeys anime, featuring World Cap Pikachu.

Pokémon GO

  • Animation Week 2020 event (November 6 – 12)
    • World Cap Pikachu returns to the wild with Shiny variant
    • Lugia appearing in 5 Star Raids with Aeroblast move
    • Ivysaur, Pinsir, Snorlax, Golurk and more appearing in raids
    • Bulbasaur, Exeggcute, Cubone, Scyther, Dratini, Cyndaquil appear more often in the wild
    • Pichu, Mantyke, Riolu, and Cubone hatching from 7km Eggs
    • Possible to hatch Shiny Cubone
    • Timed Research inspired by Pokémon Journey episodes
    • Goh may appear in Go Snapshot, with avatar items available
  • GO Battle League Season 4
    • Halloween Cup format from November 3rd, only Dark, Ghost, Bug, Poison and Fairy-type permitted

Pokémon Masters EX

  • Next story event is Dazzling Dizzying Battle Stage
    • Begins October 30th
    • Introduces Sync Pair of Lisia and Altaria

Microsoft “were underinvesting” in games

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains how he “had this feeling or belief” that Microsoft was not investing right in their games strategy.

Microsoft surprised most acquiring Bethesda Softworks for Team Xbox

When Spencer took charge of Microsoft's games division towards the end of the Xbox 360's lifespan, he decided to change where and how Microsoft invested in games. Spencer decided to push for a “business model that prioritised investing in content knowing that we would have to invest early and wait a while for those investments to pay off.”

Creative growth:According to Spencer, Xbox was missing “casual content with a broad appeal,”, which Minecraft has helped amend. Now his number one priority is to keep building strong exclusive content for Xbox Game Pass and expanding the range of first-party games.

Xbox anywhere: “…with the growth that we are seeing, I expect we will constantly be in this mode of bringing more creators into the fold.” Microsoft recently acquired ZeniMax Media, and with it all its studios including Bethesda Softworks, id Software, Arkane and all their IP. But the goal is not to tie users to a single platform, but rather to include them in Microsoft's ecosystem.

To celebrate the start of a new generation of console gaming we are giving away a new PlayStation 5 to one lucky DailyBits reader. You can find out more about this giveaway on our dedicated page.

Here's the Giveaway Code for Week 44: 6677

A bug in what game inspired Devil May Cry’s juggling system?

ANSWER: Onimusha: Warlords!

They both involve killing monsters, so I can’t see the difference...

Devil May Cry was the start of the spectacle brawler genre as we know it today, but it could have been a drastically different game if it wasn’t for a bug in Onimusha: Warlords. Director Hideki Kamiya helped playtest Onimusha, and discovered that you could keep enemies in the air by attacking them repeatedly. It was a good way to keep combos going, and he decided to turn it into a full-fledged game system.

It’s hard to imagine Devil May Cry without juggling enemies by launching them and then shooting or slashing at them to keep them off the ground – it’s practically the series’ signature move. So next time you launch an enemy, pump it full of bullets and finish it off with an airborne combo, remember that you’re enjoying the highly evolved progeny of a bug.

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

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