Fred’s failings reflect Man United’s lack of quality and result in FA Cup exit at Leicester

Normally, every time PlayStation holds a stream or an event, we get to see details on upcoming AAA or AA titles however last night PlayStation held a virtual event celebrating some of the indie titles coming to both PS4 and PS5 in the coming months. 7 titles were part of this event and all of them look amazing so far from some of the best developers out there currently working on these titles. We have listed all seven of these games below for you including the link to the full stream at the end of this article.
Operation: Tango

Operation: Tango is a new co-op puzzle game by Clever Play Studio where you get to play as an agent Angel or a hacker, Alistair. Despite both characters staying in the same world, their perspective is different so whichever character you pick in the game, you will be looking at the world through their perspective. The agent prefers the real world while the hacker prefers to stay in the digital world and they both must work together to solve plenty of complex puzzles and progress in the game.

The world of Operation: Tango is made up of unique themes, colors, and inspirations and balance play an important role here. There is no ‘main’ character here as both characters have an equal amount of responsibility in the game and none can progress without the help of the other character. The game is set in a world in the near future and your goal is to save this world before it is too late. The game will release on PS4 and PS5 in Spring.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Developed by Finji, Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a brand-new game all about colors and using them to paint the world. Chicory: A Colorful Tale features a unique painting mechanic that allows you to draw on everything all the time in the game. You can collect décor items and plants and later place them anywhere in the world at your own will. The game takes full use of DualSense’s advanced mechanics and really enhances the gameplay as it incorporates using the touchpad and even switch to left-handed gameplay for players who are left-handers. Chicory: A Colorful Tale is slated for release in Spring 2021 on PS4 and PS5.

Nour: Play With Your Food

Developed by Terrifying Jellyfish, Nour: Play With Your Food is a unique adventure where you get to experience a delicious interactive exploration into the aesthetics of food and drink. The beautiful, chaotic yet comforting aesthetics are coupled with a soundtrack that reflects each player’s unique preparations and plating and because of this, the soundtrack is your instrument in the game.

Nour: Play With Your Food features adaptive background music that compliments your dish. According to your dish, the music will heat up, cool down, rise, mix and even melt. Everything that you hear in the game is a unique combination of the ingredients that are cooking slowly in the game. As you wreak havoc or show restraint in the kitchen, the music will as well giving you a unique experience every time you play the game. Nour: Play With Your Food is slated for a summer 2021 release.

Puzzling Places

Developed by, Puzzling Places is a 3D jigsaw puzzle game for PS VR slated for a release in the winter of 2021. Puzzling Places provides a relaxing, meditative, and flow-inducing gameplay built on the age-old concept of jigsaw puzzles. Only this time around, you will be solving the puzzles in VR. Most of the puzzles in the game are made with super-detailed 3D scans of interesting places from around the world.

In the game, each puzzle piece is a chunk of the real world and they are not flat like traditional puzzle games. Every piece has volume and depth with plenty of real-world details thrown in the mix. As you continue to connect pieces with each other in the game, the bigger picture starts to come to life. There are a large number of puzzles in the game with tons of puzzles coming post-launch as well.

Heavenly Bodies

Developed by 2pt Interactive, Heavenly Bodies is a new physics-based spatial puzzler. The game is about cosmonauts, the body, and the absence of gravity. Using the DualSense controller, players will control each individual limb of the weightless, physically simulated cosmonaut. The controls are simple yet tricky and will allow you to move around and interact with plenty of space-station modules requiring delicate assembly and maintenance. The game supports both solo and local co-op. The game is slated to come out later this year.

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut

Developer ZA/UM announced that its award-winning RPG Disco Elysium is coming to PS4 and PS5 at the end of this month. This will be an upgraded version of the original release and will feature voice acting and some bonus content as well. The game originally came out back in 2019 and won the best PC exclusive of 2019 as well when it came out. However, all this is going to change later this year when the game comes out on PS4 and PS5 on March 30, 2021.

Where the Heart Leads

The developer behind ReCore and Batman: Arkham Origins, Armature Studios has revealed their latest project Where the Heart Leads, and it looks amazing. The new title is a surreal narrative adventure and it will release on PS4 and PS5 on July 31, 2021.

The game follows the story of a husband and father Whit Anderson who descends into a sinkhole to save the family dog but ends up on a journey through time. Whit is suddenly enveloped by visions of his past, present, and future and he can also change them. The game is heavily dependent on player choices as they can change pivotal moments of Whit’s life based on their own decisions. The game features thousands of choices and dozens of endings based on them.

Reveal Video

The full PlayStation Indie titles for PS4 and PS5 reveal video is linked below for you:

Play at Home 2021 Update

To conclude the event, PlayStation also announced an update to its currently ongoing Play at Home 2021 event which gave us Ratchet & Clank for free earlier. However, that is not all as PlayStation has 10 games in the pipeline for us in the coming months that we will be getting for free and without any extra charge. We have detailed the titles below:

ABZU – March 25 – April 22
Enter the Gungeon – March 25 – April 22
Rez Infinite – March 25 – April 22
Subnautica – March 25 – April 22
The Witness – March 25 – April 22
Astro Bot Rescue Mission – March 25 – April 22
Moss – March 25 – April 22
Thumper – March 25 – April 22
Paper Beast – March 25 – April 22
Funimation / Wakanim Extended Trial – March 25 – April 22
Horizon Zero Dawn – April 19 – May 14
Which of these PlayStation indie titles are you looking forward to playing on your PS4 or PS5 in the coming months? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Rob DawsonCorrespondent

LEICESTER, England — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never hidden the fact that winning the league is more important to him than the FA Cup, but Manchester United’s 3-1 loss in the quarterfinals against Leicester on Sunday will remind the Norwegian that he ultimately needs better players to pull that off.

United’s last hope of ending the season with a trophy lies in the Europa League, but it is the Premier League and Champions League that Solskjaer is interested in. Winning these most prestigious awards requires a team capable of competing with the best in the world and United, who lost to a domestic rival for the first time in 14 months, are failing in this area.

Leicester, who started without James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and their two best defenders, were clearly the better team and Brendan Rodgers, for whom this was his 100th game at the King Power Stadium, will believe in his chances of reaching the final after the draw with Southampton in the last four. The other semi-final will be contested by Manchester City and Chelsea.

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Under Solskjaer, United go into the international break with a disappointing defeat after a long catch-up race.

We had no spark today, but that’s understandable, he said. This team has done a fantastic job over the last three or four months. We played all three days and had a good run. It just caught up with us, all those games and those trips.

Solskjaer said the Europa League trip to Milan on Thursday night left us very tired physically, which led to a lack of momentum, authority and confidence in Leicester.

We tried to play forward and start well, because sometimes when you score a goal you get a jolt of adrenaline and confidence that can get you over the line, he said. We have too many players who have played too many games and too many players who have not played much football. We didn’t have enough against a strong team.

Solskjaer has set the bar high for his players and said success in the FA Cup and Europa League would be a useful stepping stone, but that his aim is to build a team capable of winning its first Premier League title since 2013.

In his two years as permanent manager he has worked hard to change what he calls the culture at Old Trafford, but that is only one piece of the puzzle. The locker room is one thing, but the best teams have the best players, and this latest exhibition proved once again that it’s hard to argue with some of Solskjaer’s starters.

Fred’s inability to play at a consistently high level is symptomatic of Man United as a whole. Getty

Fred in particular had a day to quickly forget and it was remarkable that he stayed on the pitch for 84 minutes. The Brazilian midfielder was particularly shocking in the first 25 minutes, when he latched on to a free kick from behind that allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to score into Dean Henderson’s empty net.

After Mason Greenwood had given United the lead before half-time – the 19-year-old rounded off brilliantly after a clever feint from Donny van de Beek – Fred was up front seven minutes after half-time and saw Yuri Thielemans outplay Nemanja Matic before unleashing a powerful running move that ended with a goal into the bottom corner.

United brought on four substitutions, including Bruno Fernandez and Edinson Cavani, but Iheanacho provided his second goal, a close-range header from a Dean Henderson free kick.

Fred is not a bad player – he was very good in the second half against Milan, but is he a potential league winner? He turned 28 earlier this month and has played more than 100 times in nearly three seasons at United, but the window for significant improvement is likely closed, especially for a player who relies more on his stamina than exceptional technical skills.

In fact, it’s hard to imagine him playing in front of Thielemans and Wilfred Ndidi in the Leicester team, let alone the Manchester City or Bayern Munich midfielders. That is the standard Solskjaer has set for himself, and while he is not one to blame others, he must make decisions to take his team to the heights he reached as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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If we win, we win together, and if we lose, we lose together, Solskjaer said. We do not point fingers or blame others. The second one is a good boy goal, but maybe we can get there with a zip. That was one of our strengths – keeping clean sheets and being dogs – but we didn’t get the chance.

Many of United’s players will be representing their country in the coming weeks, rather than getting the rest Solskjaer feels is necessary. After that, United will be back in action in their quest for qualification for the Champions League and the money their manager has been missing out on despite several cup rounds.

We need to focus on the Europa League and the Premier League, Solskjaer said. Yes, we would love to go to Wembley [in the FA Cup] but at the moment we are concentrating on the games we have. We are in a good position in the championship and we want to continue to improve.

A second place finish in the league would allow Solskjaer to move on regardless of what happens in the remaining rounds of the Europa League. Because that’s the 48-year-old’s main goal: His goal is to win the Premier League and it will be up to him this summer to decide which players are suitable for that and which are not.

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