Smokey is the founder of Revillution. He is a gamer, webmaster and streamer on Twitch. Smokey has been running websites for over 15 years and he's been gaming for over 25 years. While he loves doing both, he's found a new passion in streaming on Mixer. He has been streaming since October of 2017. Smokey's favorite game series is Yakuza.
After there were major spoilors leaked for the upcoming Last of Us Part 2 by someone from within Naughty Dog, Sony has decided to push up the release date on not only The Last of Us Part 2 but also their upcoming Ghost of Tsushima game. The two new release dates are as follows The Last of Us Part 2 will now be released on June 19th, 2020 and Ghost of Tsushima will follow on July 17th, 2020.
In recent events with what's going on in the world, we see this as Sony's way of doing some form of damage control so that these games aren't spoiled and ruined for the masses. We're okay with these new release dates though! Are you excited to get your hands on either of these games?
The long awaited sequel to popular beat-em-up series Streets of Rage is finally upon us! Streets of Rage 4 will be releasing on April 30th, 2020 on Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4 respectively. Here is the release date trailer below.
Need the game? You can purchase physical PS4 and Switch copies from our buddies at Limited Run Games.
Who will you be cleaning up the streets with on April 30th? Let us know in the comments below!
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is currently available on the Playstation 4 for $20 as a campaign only download. The iconic multiplayer from 2009 is nowhere to be seen and Xbox/PC players have to wait until April 30th to relive the iconic campaign, but why? Well we have the reason....
According to leaker TheGamingRevolution the real reason the multiplayer is absent from the MW2 remaster despite having been done for years now, is because they changed things within the MP and then decided that players might 'not like the changes' they've made to the core gameplay and overall MP experience. However, if that is the case, why not just revert the changes, or better yet, release a beta test with the changes and obtain community feedback? We might like the changes......and if not, simply revert back to the old build of MP from the remaster.
It would literally be like printing money if Activision was to release Modern...
Sony has revealed what the official PS5 controller will look like at retail. The new controller will be called DualSense, instead of what everyone was assuming would be known as the Dualshock 5. Here are some details we know about the controller. The share button has been replaced with the "Create" button. The light bar functionality on the top of the existing Dualshock 4 has been put on each side of the touchpad on the DualSense controller. We're not sure how we feel about this change yet.
here are some pics:
So what do you think of the new controller and it's design for the upcoming Playstation 5? Let us know in the comments below!
The long awaited Phantasy Star Online 2 open beta for Xbox is coming March 17th, 2020. The beta will carry progress over from the closed beta and those who participated within the closed beta will simply just need to update their clients for the open beta, no need to redownload/re-install the client. The game will simply update a day or two before the beta goes live and you'll be all ready to go on the 17th when it launches. The open beta should be open for everyone regardless of region this time.
However, that's not all! You can purchase a Founders Pack which will include the following items:
The upcoming Streets of Rage 4 has shown off some new gameplay footage. The game is set to launch sometime in 2020. Possibly this Spring. Here is some fresh new footage of the all new and recently confirmed 4 player action.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming Streets of Rage 4? Are you going to be picking it up when it drops? Do you got a squad of 4 that you'll be rolling with?
The Tony Hawks Pro Skater series has been dormant for years if you don't count the 2015 bomb that was Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5. However, fans of the series may have a glimmer of hope to see a new THPS game worthy of the name being brought into the modern age. There are two prototypes rumoured to be making the rounds at Activision of remakes of Tony Hawks Pro Skater and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 respectively. These demos/prototypes may be intended for new games, or just as a test, If Activision decides to greenlight these projects, we could see a rebirth of classic Tony Hawk games in a new era. This would be fantastic and would bring old fans back to the series as well as bring new fans to it who may have never enjoyed the awesomeness that was THPS and THPS2 back in 1999 and 2000 respectively.
I remember playing both on my PS1 back in the day and me and my cousin would often try to beat each other's high scores. Now, at nearly 30 years of age, I could sit and do this with my...
Microsoft has just announced that starting in early 2020 Ryu ga Gotoku Studios popular franchise Yakuza will be heading to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass early 2020. We are speculating that it will drop around the same time as Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 remasters are dropping on Playstation 4 physically this February. Yakuza 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 are the first three games in the series, chronologically and a great way for new xbox fans to jump in and follow the adventures of Kazuma Kiryu and his friends in japan's crime-filled underworld. It appears that the Yakuza games will be xbox one X enhanced which is fantastic news for those who love gaming in 4K on their xbox one X.
What do you think about the Yakuza series finally coming to Xbox? Are you excited?
So Naughty Dog has decided to delay the release of The Last of Us part 2 from it's February 21st release date. It seems the developer needs a bit more time to polish the game and make it the best it can be. With that being said, the new release date is May 29th, 2020 The Last of Us 2 was revealed in December of 2016, and finally shown off E3 2018. We didn't get a release date until September 2019. Now Naughty Dog has pushed the release to Spring 2020 with it's new May 29th, 2020 release date.
The last of Us Part 2 is the follow up to the critically acclaimed, aware winning game from Naughty Dog. It seems TLOU 2 might be one of the last games released for Sony's Playstation 4. The Playstation 5 is slated for a Fall/Holiday 2020 release.
Today, the Call of Duty community exploded when news dropped that post launch content, mainly weapons will be earned through Gameplay. Artistic lead of Infinity Ward Joel Emsile stated about a week ago that this would be the case and that Infinity Ward was "not working on a lootbox/supply drop system". Everyone was skeptical but hopeful and cautiously optimistic, it seems we now have confirmation that Joel was telling the truth. It appears that post-launch weapons will be achieved through gameplay and playing the game, not through an RNG slot machine mechanic. Activision has come out to say that there will NEVER be supply drops in Modern Warfare. It would appear that Activision is now taking a new more consumer-friendly approach to MTX.
Taken directly from the activision blog post: Today, let’s address the basics for the in-game economy coming in Modern Warfare.
We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.
Earlier today Sony officially revealed the Playstation 5. The PS5 is slated for a Holiday 2020 release. The Playstation 5 is said to have a new technology in it's controller and Sony says "don't call it a Dualshock 5" at least not yet........here is a quote from the official playstation blog:
To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.
The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the...
The developers of The Last of Us Part 2, Naughty Dogg, held an interview and discuss the game, new mechanics, new enemies, and some story plot points. Insiders got to play two demos of the game at different points within the game and they discuss this. They go on to discuss the changes they've made to gameplay and the overall universe of the game. It seems like it's shaping up to be a fantastic sequel and it's visually stunning from what we've seen. You can watch the interview below:
They discuss an upgraded upgrade/crafting system, new enemies, new friends and more. The last of Us part 2 comes out February 21st, 2020 exclusively to the Playstation 4.
As a streamer, it can be difficult to gain a following or for people to find and watch you. So how do you get out there in the giant sea of content creators and stand out? Here are some do's and don'ts on how to grow your following and become a successful streamer:
1) Follow 4 Follow does NOT work. Do not do this..
2) Have a easy to remember username. Avoid numbers, dashes or other special characters in your usernmae. Saying that...... KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!) and try to keep your username unified across all major social platforms you're a part of if you can help it.
3) Get a logo! No one likes a default/blueberry! Having noticeable branding is IMPORTANT to your success!
4) NEVER shut up! Even if you're streaming to 0 viewers. Continue to talk and try to hold a conversation as if you were streaming to 10,000 people! No one likes a...
The Mafia series is beloved by it's fans. Games full of action, explosions, and criminal activity. The original and it's sequel were great games, but they came out many years ago, 2002 and 2011 respectively. It's been seen that the trademarks for Mafia and Mafia 2 have been renewed, which can be searched up for yourself using the following The trademark links expire, but you can search for them by name or the serial numbers: 88564619, 88564555 and 88564671. It seems like Take Two Interactive is planning on releasing remasters for Mafia and Mafia 2, but will they be for current generation consoles? Or will they wait for next generation since that's right around the corner? Hopefully we'll hear more soon. Are you interested in Mafia and Mafia 2 getting the remaster treatment? Let us know in the comments below!
It's been a long time coming but during Sony's State of Play broadcast we were finally given an official, concrete release date for Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last of Us Part 2. The sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster hit The Last of Us will be available worldwide on 2.21.20 That's right, February 21st, 2020 we will have our hands on the next installment of what's shaping up to be a FANTASTIC series. Here is the release date reveal trailer from State of Play
Infinity ward has revealed that the Crossplay beta will be going live on September 20th. Which means PS4 players will be able to resume playing the beta on the 20th at 6PM PT alongside PC and Xbox One players who have pre-ordered the game. Xbox and PC pre-orders gain access to the beta for the first time on september 19th. The beta will be open for ALL platforms on September 21st from the sounds of things. Infinity Ward will also be holding a crossplay beta live stream to show off how crossplay will work within Modern Warfare later today at 10am PT. Which is 1pm ET.
What are your thoughts on the beta if you've played it already? PC and Xbox players, are you excited to try the Modern Warfare beta this Thursday? Let us know in the comments below. Maybe you can squad up with us.
So as it turns out, you can download the Modern Warfare beta for Free without having to acquire a beta code or pre-order for the game. You need a PSN account from Saudi Arabia, it's pretty easy to set up a new account for this. Steps are in the video below.
PS4: 9/12-9/16 - Starting at 10am PDT
Open for all platforms: 9/21-9/23/19
Here's how to get the PS4 beta so you can start playing on 9/12/19 when it goes live:
1) Create a new PSN account
2) Set your country as Saudi Arabia
3) Set your language to English
4) Set your city to Riyady
5) Set your state/province to the same thing.
6) Postal code use 5709
7) Verify email
8) head to the store > What's New > Modern Warfare
9) Scroll over to "Download the Beta"
10) Start downloading.
Last week, the studio head at Treyarch Studios was forced to resign after a series of tweets were posted. David Vonderhaar was asked by 'someone he respects' to step down as lead studio head of Treyarch. Vonderhaar or "Vahn" as he's known in the Call of Duty community has stated that he will no longer have anything to do with the Call of Duty franchise going forward, leading people to speculate that the studio head was fired by Activision. The tweets were since deleted and Vahn's account was deactivated for a short period of time after the tweets were made, but reactivated with the tweets deleted and now David Vonderhaar has no traces of Call of Duty on his twitter profile.
It's sad to see that we live in a time where anything political posted on social media can make a man lose his job. You will be missed and your absence will certainly be felt at Treyarch with the next Treyarch Call of Duty title coming next year in 2020.
Good luck in yourfuture endeavors and god speed, Vondy.
Infinity Ward has revealed that this weekend, exclusively on Playstation 4 there will be an Open ALPHA for the gunfight mode in the upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare. The mode is a 2v2 face-off mode where two teams of 2 go through rounds eliminating each other in a bracket style elimination to determine which team wins. Here is a trailer for the open alpha being held this weekend only on Playstation 4:
The open Alpha is free for EVERYONE on the Playstation 4. PS Plus memberships are not required to download and try out the 2v2 gunfight mode in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Modern Warfare is out worldwide October 25th, 2019. The Open Beta starts first on PS4 on September 12th, followed by an open beta for PS4, Xbox and PC on September 19th. Pre-order for early access.
Sources: Infinity Ward, Call of Duty, Activision, Gamescom 2019.
EDIT: You can download the Alpha RIGHT NOW on PS4 for FREE for the 2v2 game mode.
Sega has released the Yakuza HD remastered collection on August 20th, 2019. During Gamescom Sega has revealed the Yakuza HD Remastered collection which is composed of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 all remastered in full HD. Yakuza 3 is available now on the PSN store, with Yakuza 4 and 5 to follow at later dates into 2020.
Yakuza HD collection retails for $59.99 and the digital purchase gives you access to all 3 titles, with Yakuza 4 and 5 unlocking on their respective release dates, Yakuza HD Remastered collection is also getting a limited run physical edition sometime in late 2020 for those that prefer physical media over digital downloads.
From Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios:
The Yakuza Remastered Collection - Day One Edition is available for pre-order today at major retailers! Available February 11, 2020, this limited set includes Yakuza 3/4/5 Remastered, a stunning red case, and a Yakuza 5 PS3 case for series collectors!