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Gran Turismo 7 between microtransactions and always online, updates and controversies

After what seemed like a great start, Gran Turismo 7 ended up at the center of controversy mainly due to the recent update.

Who would have thought that that small patch 1.07 of less than 400 MB published on Thursday 17 March for Gran Turismo 7 would have been the cause of all this fuss, making the title unplayable for more than a full day. In one fell swoop, the small update has placed two of the problems most felt by players in the modern era in the spotlight: the need to access a platform that is always connected online even to play in single player and the presence of somewhat predatory microtransactions, however, two characteristics that seem very far from the tradition of Gran Turismo, to which this new chapter seemed to be linked with great fidelity and enthusiasm. Instead, we have seen since Thursday morning a series of really unpredictable discussions on the stock in question.

In summary: on the morning of Thursday 17 March, Polyphony Digital released patch 1.07, apparently small and harmless, to be activated at the end of a short maintenance period. From then on, the game remained offline, and therefore practically unusable (except for the Arcade mode and the Music Rally), for the beauty of 30 hours, until the release of patch 1.08 with an official apology from Kazunori. Yamauchi. The problem appears to have arisen from a “rare” bug that had not been previously detected and which, according to the developers, could have compromised players’ games but at this point the matter should be resolved. Except that the event highlighted two critical aspects of Gran Turismo 7, which in various respects are interconnected: the need for a constant online connection even for the single player and the presence of microtransactions. …

Pokemon Legends: Arceus returns first in the Japanese charts, Elden Ring holds its own

Pokemon Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch is back at the top of the Japanese charts, with Elden Ring holding its own followed by Gran Turismo 7.

Pokémon Legends Arceus for Nintendo Switch has taken the lead of the Japanese charts this week, positioning itself above Elden Ring for PS4, followed by Gran Turismo 7, also for PS4. The PS5 version of FromSoftware’s title came out of the top 10

Speaking of Hardware, Nintendo Switch still dominates with 97,706 total units sold, against 16,286 of the PS5 family. The Xbox Series are planted at 1,952 units, while PS4 languishes at 16 units, despite placing two games in the top 10. …

Fortnite: Doctor Strange is about to arrive in the battle royale, due to a rumor

According to the well-known insider Shiina, Doctor Strange will be the next Marvel character to arrive on Fortnite, with a skin that will be made available in Season 2.

Doctor Strange could be the next character in the pipeline on the island of Fortnite, according to some rumors that have emerged on the net in the last few hours. If confirmed, it means that players will soon be able to take on the role of the famous Marvel hero during Epic Games’ battle royale Season 2 matches thanks to a new skin.

The information comes from Shiina, a well-known leaker and a very reliable source when it comes to Fortnite, who says that according to his sources, Doctor Strange will be the protagonist of the next collaboration between Marvel and Epic Games. Another well-known deep throat is apparently of the same opinion, Tabor Time, who would have suggested the crossover by continually repeating the word “strange” in his latest video. …

Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl: Arceus and Darkrai arrive

The Pokémon Company has announced the arrival of Arceus and Darkrai in Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl, much to the delight of fans of the series.

The Pokémon Company has announced that Arceus and Darkrai will be added to Pokémon Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl with a dedicated update. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait who knows how long to get them, since the patch with the new content will be published tomorrow, March 16, 2022.

Below we publish the ways in which you can meet the two new Pokémon:

Encountering Arceus: To be able to meet Arceus in Pokémon Shining Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, you need to download updates (version 1.3.0) and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on the Nintendo Switch console in which you have completed all main missions. Additionally, after entering the Hall of Honor and obtaining the National Pokédex, it will be possible to receive the Sky Flute item in Pokémon Shining Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl. After fulfilling these conditions, players will be able to go to the entrance to the Spear Peak, where they will see the Mythical Pokémon Arceus appear.

GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S: Problems Transferring Save Games

GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S allows the transfer of characters and saves from the last generation but the procedure involves some problems.

Rockstar Games has granted the possibility to transfer the characters of GTA Online from the PS4 and Xbox One versions to the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions, but it seems that the procedure is decidedly chaotic and a source of various problems, based on the first reports of users . …