Showing posts with label PlayStation 3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 3. Show all posts

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

Many gamers would agree that BioShock from developer 2K Games was a very unique entry among all other first-person shooter game franchises. 2007 saw the debut of the first game, then BioShock 2 came in 2010 and BioShock Infinite released in 2013. So, it's been five years since the last game of the series was released but we bet many fans are more than ready for a new installment at any time. With that, we currently have news that a new BioShock title is currently in development.

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New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

All the titles from the original series took place into the underwater city of Rapture, which was meant to be a utopia for elites. People become addicted to a substance called ADAM that grants superhuman abilities but also slowly drives them insane. Little orphan girls called "Little Sisters" were used to harvest ADAM and they were protected by giant robot like sentries nicknamed "Big Daddies". Third game of the series, BioShock Infinite took the adventure to the vintage sky city of Columbia.

News editor Jason Schreier for video game website Kotaku was recently working on a story with developer Hangar 13 about Mafia III, when he came to know about this information. There is a secret neighboring studio Parkside, currently working on an unannounced project and it is a new BioShock game. Now, this has come to many fans as relief as many of them thought that their series has ended with the fall of developer Irrational Games.

Although CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick has assured in 2015 that it wouldn't mean the end for BioShock series and they will continue it in future, they have not done anything convincing till date to back that up. However, it looks like Take-Two is making good on their word by bringing a brand-new BioShock game teaming up with publisher 2K Games. Already sold more than 25 million units, this steampunk first-person shooter was also being considered for a movie adaptation but ultimately failed though.

Officially, 2K Games have yet to confirm the validity of this news and there has been no statement from their end yet. With the release of BioShock: The Collection featuring remastered edition of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the series made it's comeback in 2016 but that was it. There was no more news from them ever since and the entirety of this franchise are put into ice. If they are truly bringing back the series, then we would love to see them explore some new location for their fictional paradise this time.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Grand Theft Auto 5 is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

Developer Rockstar Games' action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto 5 is always on discussion whether how awesome it is to players or how it creates controversies every now and then. This week, GTA 5 is announced as the most money-making entertainment product of all time. Meaning, Rockstar’s crown jewel has earned more bucks in overall than any other books, movies or video games out there from any given franchise.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

When the game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013, it initially became notorious for its violent contents but fans of the series loved it. Following year, GTA 5 made it to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles before it debuted on PC after another year in 2015. Since depicted violence in video game sells well, GTA 5 quickly gained recognition for being one of the most successful titles of the series regardless of how much criticism it got.

Whereas many games tend to die after a certain period, Grand Theft Auto 5 somehow managed to keep constant pace at the market and slowly climbed to top. Instead of burning out, GTA 5 always maintained to be on best seller listings. Despite many brand-new titles entering the competition, it never fell back too far in all these years but instead took back their rightful top spot in sales charts every once in a while, which made it one of the most-wanted games ever.

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Grand Theft Auto V Madness

If you look at those impressive numbers GTA 5 has bagged, you will be astound thinking what a giant it has become to overshadow every other media out there. This controversial single title has earned more than $6 billion in total by selling over 90 million copies till date. Movie phenomenon like Avatar, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Titanic has fall behind in line compared to its earning. Not even Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or any single game from Nintendo's Mario series comes any closer in terms of their selling units.

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

Gang violence, misogynistic views towards women and many in-game torture scenes made it face harsh criticism for past five years. Even a lawsuit claim from Hollywood celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls) for her likeness for a parody character named Lacey Jonas was filed but ultimately rejected by court. People who thought these aspects would sink the game have later came to realize that it actually fueled overall sales for Rockstar’s controversial title.

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Rockstar’s Controversial Title

RELATED: Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit Rejected

Truth is, the single player open world of the game is incredible and players really loved its online multiplayer mode. Now this is an aspect in any games that keeps steady numbers of fans hooked to a game and developer Rockstar Games made sure they do that by providing them regular supply of new contents. Even though some GTA-lovers may disagree on this one being the best GTA game of all time, it sure succeeded to outrun its predecessors and that is impossible to ignore.

We also cannot overlook the fact that this market supremacy of GTA 5 may come to an end sometime in the future if developers shift their interest in some other titles and prioritize their attention to new projects. Later this year, Rockstar will be releasing their Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 and if it is able to successfully live up to the original game, then there is more business for studio. Still, keeping up with Grand Theft Auto 5 will be a wise idea as it can grind some more juice for the makers.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit Rejected

Problem celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls)'s lawsuit against the developer studio of action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto 5; Take-Two Interactive has finally came to a conclusion. It was about unauthorized using of her likeness for a parody character in the game. Lohan’s civil claim regarding the issue about a game character "Lacey Jonas" against the developers finally ended in highest court of New York state.

Take-Two Interactive has developed the character of Lacey Jonas for the purpose of appearing only in Grand Theft Auto 5 in-game event called "Escape Paparazzi". According to her back-story, Jonas had an overnight rise to fame which made her a focus for media and sensational magazines. All of which are very similar to Lohan’s troubled personal life. Initially, portrait s of Lacey Jones was heavily featured on promotional art for GTA 5, box covers and discs.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit Rejected

When she took the matter to court back in 2014, publisher Rockstar Games claimed it a total publicity stunt on her part. The court however, gave her a motion for a dismissal in 2016 after it was thrown out initially and then the case moved forward with her claim. Now this was quite a victory on her favor considering her notorious status as a public figure lately. A judge of New York Supreme Court ruled out against Lohan’s claim against Take-Two. On March 29, the state’s appellate division has publicly stated the decision by the Court of Appeals.

The subject in question was whether to take GTA 5 character Lacey Jonas as “portrait” of actress Lindsay Lohan under New York State’s privacy laws as she claimed that likeness of her portrait was featured in the promotional materials of the alleged title of Rockstar Games and they did it without her written consent of any kind. The ruling declared that "The portrayal of Lacey Jonas is a satirical depiction of a modern beach-going woman, which simply doesn't identifiable as complainant".

“The characterization of Lacey Jonas in GTA 5 was indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff.”
Also in accords to Civil Rights Law sections 50 and 51, video character may bear resemblance to looks and persona from images or video footage. In other words, Lacey Jonas is not a direct portrayal of Lindsay Lohan, so she can't sue neither Take-Two Interactive nor Rockstar Games for it. Take-Two Interactive is a parent company for Rockstar Games, who are responsible for the creation of one of the best-selling video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto 5.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For April 2018

We've just spent the first quarter of 2018 and already got six great games for free on PlayStation Plus, courtesy of Sony Entertainment. We got our hands full last month with action role-playing title Bloodborne and platform-shooter Ratchet & Clank. Now that the month of April is almost here, we surely want some more games and we got what we wanted.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For April 2018

The first game PlayStation Plus about to get for their much-loved subscribers is 2015's action-adventure title Mad Max from developer Avalanche Studios. You play as legendary road warrior Max Rockatansky in an open world post-apocalyptic setting, which is a hostile Wasteland. Max goes against after a gang in a perilous journey when his legendary Interceptor got stolen. The protagonist looks nothing alike of Tom Hardy or Mel Gibosn from the original movies though.

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Mad Max on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, we got a racing game title on our list, which is TrackMania Turbo of 2016 from developer studio Nadeo. This title may not be anything more than an arcade-style racing game at best but it can offer you a decent time playing. While the primary goal for the players is to score perfect racing time, you can still try out and get good at it with 200 pre-built tracks as well as your own customized versions.

Aside from what else is on the menu for the month of April 2018, let's take a quick glance at the additional lineup for of free games on PlayStation Plus for April 2018.

  • In Space we Brawl (PlayStation 3)
  • Toy Home (PlayStation 3)
  • 99 Vidas (PlayStation Vita)
  • Q*Bert Rebooted (PlayStation Vita, Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4)

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TrackMania Turbo on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We also would like to remind you that Sony Entertainment is excluding PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita from the privilege of enjoying the monthly free games lineup for PlayStation Plus members from upcoming March 8, 2019. This withdrawal decision was influenced by the increasing number of PlayStation 4 players worldwide. However, all the games you downloaded till date will still be on your PlayStation Plus games library if you continue membership.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For March 2018

Valentine Day is over along with the month of February and some great video games are lined up for the month of March, free on PlayStation Plus from Sony Entertainment. Last month, we had our fun with puzzle adventure game RiME and beat 'em up platformer Knack. Since the free games listing brings always something new and exciting to the table, March 2018 will not be any different in that case.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For March 2018

For the month of March 2018, we have two PlayStation 4 exclusives published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The first game is From Software's critically acclaimed action role-playing title Bloodborne and the second one is three-dimensional platform-shooter Ratchet & Clank from Insomniac Games.

As a heads up for what's packing for the month of March 2018, let's take a quick glance at the additional lineup for March 2018 free games on PlayStation Plus.

  • Legend of Kay (PlayStation 3)
  • Mighty No. 9 (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4)
  • Claire: Extended Cut (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • Bombing Busters (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

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Bloodborne on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The first game that PlayStation Plus is bringing for their beloved members is Bloodborne, which is released for PlayStation 4 in 2015. You get into the ancient city of Yharnam as the Hunter to hunt down the substances of nightmare. Streets are going crazy with a wild outbreak of a plague that is causing death and chaos. The developers responsible for the game also created the Armored Core and Dark Souls series, which should tell you what you are getting into.

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Ratchet & Clank on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The next game on our list is 2016's PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank, which was also praised for its extraordinary gameplay. The original PlayStation 2 version of Ratchet & Clank was the source for the game in the first place. Ratchet and Clank are on a mission to save the Solana Galaxy as Captain Qwark tags along. All the original weapons of the series come to play with the new Pixelizer and Groovitron.

We would like to address a very important update notice regarding the service update for PlayStation Plus members. The monthly free games lineup of PS Plus will add no games for PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita any longer and will only focus on PlayStation 4 titles starting from March 8, 2019, a year from now. All the downloaded games till date will still be a part of your PlayStation Plus games library if you remain a member.

With the growing number of PlayStation 4 owners worldwide, Sony is prioritizing the online multiplayer and special discount on games for PS Plus members. For now, that's all for the month of February and we believe you will have a very pleasant time playing those games by Sony and PlayStation.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2018

Christmas passed, New Year's Eve came and gone, we also passed the first month of 2018 already and now we are approaching the month of Valentine as great video games are lined up for the month of February, free on PlayStation Plus from Sony Entertainment. Since we have had our mix of action role-playing and episodic graphic adventure games with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series back in January, it's time for a little change.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For February 2018

We have the single player puzzle adventure game of 2017, RiME from developer Tequila Works and then we have 2013's beat 'em up platformer Knack from SIE Japan Studio. As a heads up for what's packing for the month of February 2018, let's take a quick glance at the additional lineup for February 2018 free games on PlayStation Plus.

  • Spelunker HD (PlayStation 3)
  • Mugen Souls Z (PlayStation 3)
  • Exiles End (PlayStation Vita)
  • Grand Kingdom, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

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RiME on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The first game that the PlayStation Plus members are gonna enjoy is RiME that was released for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year. This one is about a young boy who is out on a remote island, looking for his father who got lost in a storm. Players are to find the father by run, climb, push, pull or even sing on occasion to solve various environmental puzzles as they go. There is a change of perspective in one certain point which is the real kicker.

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Knack on PlayStation Plus Free Games

The next game we want to talk about is Knack, where you play as the mysterious size-shifting creature of the same name to protect the world from an invading force of Goblins, led by Gundahar. Knack offers you simple fun-time adventure alone or with your family while you explore the vivid in-game world without worrying for anything else for the time being.

We mentioned last month and as a friendly reminder, would like to remind you that you can get Starblood Arena for free as a bonus till March 6 with your PlayStation Plus subscription. This is an arena combat game which is designed to play on VR and what better way to experience this one with your very own PS VR headset? We can't think of any right now. So, prepare for a journey throughout the galaxy for credits and glory.

If you got some more appetite for some puzzle genre, which comes with the mix of RPG and strategy then we suggest that you get your hands on Gems of War from 505 Games. All you have to do is to get a PlayStation Plus Starter Pack within February 13 to March 13. You will get 10 rare gem keys, the Nobend Brothers troop and 2,500 souls along with the pack.

That's about all the game we had listed for you for the month of February and hopefully, you will have a pleasant month playing all those title brought for you by Sony and PlayStation.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Persona 5 Free Swimsuit DLC

For those who love dressing up Barbies, you can now do this at the same time playing a role-playing social simulation game. Part of its pieces of DLC available for Persona 5, developer studio Atlus has rolled out a "Swimsuit DLC" as a bonus for the players that can be downloaded free of charge. Yes, you saw that right, free of charge.

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Persona 5 Swimsuit DLC

This DLC allows you dress some of the characters and lets you travel with them as your team in revealing sexy summer outfits and exploring places. There are also a number of outfits you can choose, like the school uniform or regular outfits. I guess you will be looking forward to dressing your favourite characters in a Catherine kind of way ad we are sorry to inform you that, that specific outfit is yet to be rolled out. Guess they are keeping the best for later.

However, Persona 5‘s free swimsuit costume can only be enjoyed in both North America and Europe regions, because that is where it can be downloaded. So, it is quite sad for the fans from other regions. Persona 5‘s free swimsuit costumes aren’t the only thing that comes with the update. It also features a lot of paid DLC that includes stuffs inspired by Shin Megami Tensei IV and Persona 4 spin-offs.

This is a game you will really enjoy even if you haven't played all of its previous installments. From dressing up characters in a sexy revealing outfit, to school uniform and regular outfit to wandering off the street of Tokyo and other interesting stuff you cannot wait to get when you play the game. Keep your fingers crossed. Persona 5 has been released worldwide on April 4, 2017 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Payday 3 Confirmed

Back in 2015, there was a strike of the team of Steam moderators for Payday 2 regarding its controversial microtransaction system despite previous assurance from developer Overkill Studios of never using them. The issue was later sorted when the studio arranged random drops of those items for concurrent Payday 2 players because it gave birth to a small outrage against Overkill. They even tried to justify their action by explaining that the earning will help them support the multiplayer of the game until 2017.

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Payday 3 Confirmed

Most recently, Swedish publisher Starbreeze Studios have fully gotten their hands on the rights of Payday game franchise after paying up a good $30 million for it. With that, the game is finally done with the crappy in-game microtransaction system for the foreseeable future. As part of the announcement, Starbreeze also confirmed working on Payday 3 already, which was a great news for this popular crime game series.

RELATED: Payday 2 Exclusive Character "Joy" on Nintendo Switch

Now, watch Almir Listo, producer of Payday 2, talks to the fans about the game's past, present state and future plans from Overkill Studios on the occasion of the release of Update 100!

With new hands behind the wheels, Overkill Studios have also stated that they intend to continue support for Payday 2 by releasing new contents for at least the upcoming 18 months. The time may expand a bit more but that entirely depends on the players and how this decisions turns out to be.

RELATED: Payday 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

Aside from the announcement for their support for the game and all that, Almir Listo also dropped a cinematic teaser for E3, when more will be revealed about it.

Starbreeze Studios now has the complete rights to this popular heist adventure franchise of Payday and the development of any upcoming sequels in the future and marketing of it. This also includes mobile versions of Payday and Payday 2. Effective from May 1, Starbreeze will collect full revenue for Payday 2 on Steam.

For console versions of the game, they will split the profits with the original publisher of Payday 2, 505 Games just as before. Plus, a 33 percent revenue share from the future sales of Payday 3 will be received by 505 Games excluding all the development and marketing costs when it eventually comes out in the market and this is the extent of details we currently know about the sequel so far. We don't even have an approximate release date to begin with but we can only hope that we will get one very soon.

Cooperative first-person shooting game Payday 2 was released back in 2013 by Overkill Studios for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Crimewave Edition of the game with over 30 different DLC packages was released only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles at later time. In term of frequently released updates for a game even long after its release, Overkill has set a new high with Payday 2.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne - Episode 1 Launch Trailer

Robert Kirkman's insanely popular Image Comics' graphic novel series, based on a post-apocalyptic set-up was adapted for AMC TV titled The Walking Dead, only find an even larger audience around the globe. The series also gave birth to a couple of successful video games spin-off release from Telltale Games and other developers to expand the fictional universe even more. Newest addition to the series, The Walking Dead: Michonne video game mini-series is also following the same path and the launch trailer for Episode 1 is just released.

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The Walking Dead – Michonne – Episode 1 'In Too Deep' Launch Trailer

If you haven't checked it out yet, then here is the trailer for the first episode of The Walking Dead: Michonne, titled 'In Too Deep'.

According to creator Robert Kirkman, who clarified on Letter Hacks section of The Walking Dead monthly ongoing series issue #155 that, the game would chronologically take place between the gap of issues #126 and #139. Since, it is not explained nor explored in the comic books, Telltale took the liberty of telling a unique story featuring the fierce katana wielding survivor through Michonne mini-series.

The character Michonne is voiced by actress Samira Wiley from hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. The second and third episode of the series 'Give No Shelter' and 'What We Deserve' will eventually release in March and April respectively on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360, available to purchase individual episodes or complete set for $14.99.