News Snatch: Saints Row, Agony, Psychonauts 2, And AR Farting.

Hello there, how are you? Get anything nice for Christmas? I got head. A big, large, head shaped thing which is a stand for my PlayStation VR. Enough of this waffle, on to the few dregs of gaming news I have for you, starting with this delightful short video introducing the Red Goddess from forthcoming horror title Agony. 

It’s the end of the year and also the end of online services for a couple of games. The first title getting the chop is Gran Turismo 6, which will lose online services at the end of March.

On 28 March 2018 at 12:00 UTC, the online services of the PlayStation®3-exclusive software ‘Gran Turismo 6’ will come to an end. Prior to this on 31 January 2018, we will also end the distribution of downloadable content that can be used in-game.
After the end period, it will no longer be possible to utilise online services such as the Community, Open Lobby, Quick Match, and Seasonal Events. The offline portions of the game can still be played.
We would like to thank the many users of the Gran Turismo 6 online service since its first launch in 2013. From here on, we will continue to further improve the online services for the currently available title ‘Gran Turismo Sport’.

Also closing is the My Steelport feature found in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.

We have made the decision to close the My Steelport server. This means character and screenshot sharing services in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV will no longer be available after January 31st 2018.

The decision to switch off the servers was difficult for us and not taken lightly. We want our fans to enjoy our work for as long as possible. However more than 4 years after Saints Row IV released, we have experienced a significant reduction in the numbers of players using these services.

We believe our resources are now better spent on preparing for the future! We’d like to thank everyone who has used and enjoyed the content sharing and community features on for their support.

This is the opening movie for Dragon Ball FighterZ, I’m sure it makes sense to someone.

This is a concept advert created by someone on Reddit for PUBG on Xbox.

This is the actual advert for PUBG on Xbox which seems to have stolen the Reddit users idea wholesale. Major Nelson says Microsoft are “investigating” how this happened.

If you were looking forward to Psychonauts 2 next year then I have some bad news, it’s been delayed until 2019.

Now we are in full swing, we know a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make, how long it will take us to make it, and the amount of time we need to make it be great. From those projections we know that Psychonauts 2 will not be shipping in 2018, like we originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago.

The rather good Layers of Fear is heading to Switch in Q1 2018.

Augmented reality has many applications and can help design buildings or assist in teaching. Or you can make your friends have explosive farts.

If you have a decent iPad, like a iPad Air 2, 2017 iPad, or iPad Pro, you can play the full version Civilization VI. It’s exactly the same game as you get on PC but portable and will cost you £29 if you grab it now with the price increasing to an eye watering £60 on January 4th.

Dr. Coyle has joined the roster of fighters in ARMS for Switch.

Known as “The Rad Scientist”, Dr. Coyle is the director of ARMS Laboratories, and a certified genius. Fascinated with ARMS since she was a young girl, Dr. Coyle decided early on to devote her entire life to ARMS research. Her plans for this research are not necessarily nefarious: she simply wants to be the most powerful ARMS fighter of all time… even if that means subjecting herself to her own experiments. But all her pain and hard work will be worth it if she wins the ARMS Grand Prix! Dr. Coyle brings with her three new ARMS: Lokjaw, Parabola, and Brrchuk, perfect for battling enemies on her top-secret research facility stage.

And Finally, some actually-quite-normal boobs from Death end re;Quest.

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  1. Wow, that Xbox PUBG advert is a bit cheeky! Hopefully the original creator gets something more out of it.

    • It goes beyond “a bit cheeky” when you do it after accusing someone of stealing your idea for a game, which you stole from a film in the first place.

  2. Speaking of Agony… I was wondering where that disappeared to. Shouldn’t it be out by now? Gave them some money a while ago to back them, then got a useless code for some platform I never play on (think it was PC), and never heard anything since. Have to start inquiring where my PS4 game is.

    • According to the website the game will be out in 2017. So expect in within the next two days :)

  3. “Also closing is the My Steelport feature found in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV.”
    Does this mean the 2 games cannot be platinumed? If so I’d better start playing them.

    • There’s a single trophy in each (“Jumped In” and “Saintified”) for “Create and share a character online”. So in theory that means you need to get those 2 trophies by the end of January if you want the Platinums. The rest can be done any time.

      There is another theory that even those should be obtainable as the trophies are triggered by trying to share a character rather than successfully sharing a character online. They’ll pop before it realises the servers aren’t working any more.

      Theory The Third is that you probably don’t want to risk relying on such rumours from the internet for something that shouldn’t take long to do anyway.

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