Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist Adds 3 New Suits

Get ready to unlock 3 brand-new Spidey suits as Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC releases next week.

Following the release of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Marvel’s Spider-Man last month, it has been creating all kind of records while both developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has been showered with praise from players.

Still, they cannot get enough of Spidey and want some more that amazing web-slinging action. Good thing is that Insomniac has thought these through and made plans for some additional content as The City That Never Sleeps DLC series.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist Adds 3 New Suits

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

The first among the three chapters from the DLC series, The Heist will be released next week on 23 October and it will feature one of Spidey's old crime-fighting partner and world renowned cat burglar, Black Cat as a key character.

In case if you have somehow missed the teaser trailer released earlier for the DLC series, you can take a look at it again right here.




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Aside from getting into a new narrative and characters, you fill be facing new group of villains, unlock new trophies and three brand new suits as well. The suits are Resilient Suit, Scarlet Spider and Spider-UK suit from Spider-Verse.

The story of the DLC will be spread around the three chapters of the DLC pack through interconnected in-game events. Black Cat will stumble upon first on her old spark Spider-Man and his girl MJ during a robbery at an art museum.

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First Look at The Heist DLC Spidey Suits

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Though Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist is priced only $9.99, you can save a few bucks if you get the entire series for only $24.99. This way, you will start playing from next week and right away whenever the other two chapters releases sometime later in 2018.

If you happen to have not picked up the game yet then you can simply purchase the Marvel’s Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 only to get the full game and all three chapters of The City That Never Sleeps DLC pack whenever they are released.

Friday, October 5, 2018

PlayStation Now Adds Elder Scrolls Online and Sniper Elite 4

Sony's game-streaming service now offers The Elder Scrolls Online and Sniper Elite 4 along with more than 200 games.

Last month, Sony Entertainment's cloud-based gaming service PlayStation Now made a comeback with fan-favorite action RPG Bloodborne and earlier, they added game download feature for PlayStation 4 games for their monthly subscribers.

In October, 10 more new titles for PS4 are added including the likes of massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online and third-person tactical stealth shooter Sniper Elite 4, making it a total collection of more than 220 games so far.

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PlayStation Now Adds Elder Scrolls Online and Sniper Elite 4

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

Award-winning MMORPG title Elder Scrolls Online from Bethesda Softworks follows an ever-expanding story takes the lead of the newly added PS Now games. This base version of ESO is also compatible with all available expansions and add-on DLC, which are sold separately.

The game takes place before TES V: Skyrim, TES IV: Oblivion and TES III: Morrowind in chronological order. You will be never out of adventure or social experiences as you continue to play to create your own legacy with constant progress.

RELATED: Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

Before you make up your mind to explore the continent of Tamriel, let's take a look into the vast world of the game for your next big adventure.




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The library now has popular games like God of War 3 Remastered, NBA 2K16, Until Dawn and WWE 2K16, which are all available for streaming on PS4 and PC or even download to the former system if you prefer.

Although all games are not available for download, you can enjoy playing them online without a PS Plus subscription. So long as you have enough hard drive space, you can download as many games as you want with no limits or restrictions.

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Bloodborne, Civilization Revolution, Fallout: New Vegas, God of War 3 Remastered, Mafia II, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption and WWE 2K16 were the most popular PlayStation Now games in the month of September.

Costume Quest 2 and Machinarium have received an upgrade from PS3 version to PS4. Bound, Carmageddon: Max Damage, Styx: Shards of Darkness and Torment: Tides of Numenera are among new games that has made it to the list this month.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in September 2018

RELATED: PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

The 7-day free trial offer they had is also reset after adding the new download feature, which means, even if you have already used up the free trial or had a subscription at some point, you can try it out again to see how the newly added features work now.

To sign up, you would require a credit card and upon expiring the tryout period, your membership will be auto-renewed per month for only $19.99. You can also just cancel it or take a different subscription plan that works for you perfectly. Why are you still waiting?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

Outbreak Day returns this year to celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Last of Us community of fans.

Five years ago, a very different type of survival horror video game that has some action-adventure aspects in it, The Last of Us from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Entertainment was released for PlayStation 3 and later for PlayStation 4 as The Last of Us Remastered.

The studio later started celebrating Outbreak Day on September 26 every year and it became a popular tradition. To share the love and appreciation towards the community, Outbreak Day is back.

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The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

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This year marks the Fifth Anniversary of Outbreak Day and as always, the studio is here with content, merch and other special promotional materials from The Last of Us and upcoming sequel The Last of Us Part II, featuring in-game characters.

First thing from that lineup is a brand-new poster inspired from the original game, designed by Sam Wolfe Connelly and came in collaboration with printing company Mondo. Get one of these timed-edition releases before September 29, 9 AM PT.

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The Last of Us Mondo Merch

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Naughty Dog is re-releasing their original soundtrack for the first game on vinyl in partnership with Mondo. In response to requests from fans to re-release the box set tracks from 2015, they are launching it in two volumes and the first one is available from today.

Players on Apple devices can download themed stickers and wallpapers of Ellie, Joel, the infected or other characters from the game by heading over to the App Store. Illustrations for stickers were done by Lily Nishita.

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The Last of Us Part II Theme for PS4

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A new theme song from the upcoming anticipated sequel titled "Cycles" by Gustavo Santaolalla is released. This song was originally performed by him live at the E3 2018 PlayStation Showcase and now you can get your very own studio version for binge listening to it.

There is a dynamic system theme on The Last of Us Part II for PS4, which is launched already and will only be available for the next 24 hours along with a collection of avatars. Don't forget to check out to PS Store for some Outbreak Day discounts till October 2.

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Ellie Tattoo Unisex Tee

RELATED: The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

Aside from all the digital stuff, fans can have some Insert Coin Clothing brand apparel themed on The Last of Us, which is a must checkout brand-new shirt for Outbreak Day that has Ellie’s tattoo from the upcoming game.

Available in different sizes, the moth grey colored tee is priced only $30 and are limited in stock. Also, remember to get The Last of Us Remastered at a 50% off if you already haven't and similar discounts on other DLC packs to celebrate the spirit of Outbreak Day 2018.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Friday the 13th: The Game and Laser League for the month of October 2018.

More than half the year is over and PlayStation Plus has been treating their fans with some really good games. In September, players had fun with online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 and action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered.

By far, these two are the best ones PS Plus subscribers got their hands on throughout the entire year. We are nearly on the verge of October and Sony has released a new free games lineup for upcoming month.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2018

Let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing all the titles for October 2018 before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup.




Our first pick of the month is a survival horror title Friday the 13th: The Game from IllFonic and Gun Media. Up to seven players can take part in the game with one of them controlling iconic slasher-genre villain Jason Voorhees while the others try to survive from him.

Banded up in a group of six teenage counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, you either try to escape and run from him or try to fight back the masked killer as a team before he hunts each one of you down. The choice is up to you.

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Friday the 13th on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up in our list is a futuristic sports game titled Laser League from developer Roll7 and publisher 505 Games. This one is released only months ago for major available platforms after initially debuting in 2017 via Early Access.

Players will start it as a fun experience to play with your reflexes and will quickly escalate into a struggle where strategic movement as a team is required. Even though it is not like one of those AAA-titles or anything like that, you can still enjoy it to have a decent time.

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Laser League on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Some more free games from PlayStation Plus lineup for the month of October 2018 is still there and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Master Reboot (PlayStation 3)
  • The Bridge (Cross Buy with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita)
  • Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)
  • 2064 Read Only Memories (Cross Buy with PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4)

You should also know that party game Knowledge is Power and PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title is still available for you to download if you are a PS Plus member and will be there till October 2. So, hurry up on that.

Plus, if you are into the Battle Royale madness like a greater part of the gaming community, then PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack for H1Z1 may interest you whether you are new to the game or a seasoned pro. That's all we have for now so, just wait until November.

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

RELATED: Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Rockstar’s highly anticipated game Red Dead Redemption 2.

Fans of Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption of 2010 are eagerly waiting for its upcoming sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 which will be launched by Rockstar Games on October 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

To elevate that excitement up a little bit, a brand-new PS4 Pro Bundle has been announced today. Aside from packaged together with the base game, the console is currently available for pre-order from Amazon and Best Buy.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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This bundle package offers you a 1TB Jet Black PS4 Pro system with a DualShock 4 wireless controller and a Blu-ray disc of RDR2. For $399.99 only, this exclusive bundle will be available on U.S. and Canada from the same day the game is releasing worldwide.

Owning a 4K HDR TV will let you savor the enhanced graphics than a PS4 and detailed look for everything. You can also enjoy the enhanced image clarity in an HD TV using PS4 Pro’s Supersampling Mode anytime you want.

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Select Online Content Confirmed

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Regarding their stance with the game on Sony console, Rockstar Games probably have some deals going on with them because; players on PS4 are going to get some in-game exclusive content for Red Dead Redemption 2 upon release and the back of the box also confirmed that.

If you are yet to experience the advanced features of a PlayStation 4 console, you can just pick this offer up for a start from Wild Wild West. Despite being a special bundle, there are no cosmetic differences of the hardware than a regular Sony console system.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Death Stranding Introduces Troy Baker's Character

A brand-new video from Death Stranding shown at Tokyo Game Show 2018 presentation reveals Troy Baker's character in the game.

The last time we had a peak at the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding was at E3 2018 press conference, where we saw an ever expanding cast with some more details on the main character.

For long, there was no more update regarding development progress of the game and developer Kojima Productions has been working with their heads down until they got us something spectacular to show at the recent stage of Tokyo Game Show 2018.

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Death Stranding Introduces Troy Baker's Character

RELATED: Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

Today, Kojima Productions have showcased a brand-new trailer titled "The Man in The Golden Mask" that introduces Troy Baker's character to the game.



RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Opening of the video shows Sam Porter Bridges headed for another of his deliveries with a human female on his back and we get our first-look at the character Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) is playing who comes out of nowhere greeting the protagonist.

He wears a golden skull-mask and sports a look similar to Psycho Mantis-esque figure we saw in the teaser trailer. Their conversation suggests that these two have crossed paths before in the game and that definitely wasn't pleasant for the protagonist.

RELATED: Death Stranding Key Poster Released

The mysterious antagonist then takes off his mask and hit the ground with it for some deathly spirits to appear around within a swirl of black goo at his feet and then hold the mask in the air above to conjure up a giant Hellhound-like beast wearing a golden mask.

While laughing, he warns that the beast looks hungry and the only way to make it out alive is to not getting eaten by it. Leaving Sam Porter to deal with it, he then disappears putting his mask back on, leaving the fate of this confrontation unknown.

RELATED: Death Stranding 'Bridges' Poster Tease

Aside from already having a superstar cast on board, game director Hideo Kojima recruited Emily O'Brien (Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, League of Legends) and Troy Baker back in February for his most anticipating upcoming release.

Also, voice actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) have confirmed his involvement in the game and revealed the news seven months after being cast via a recent Tweet which includes an artwork of his character.



RELATED: Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker Joins Death Stranding Cast

Initially film director and close friend Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) were cast by Kojima in various roles of the game.

French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) also made short appearance in the E3 2018 gameplay trailer in their unspecified roles.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

Marvel’s Spider-Man breaks record and dethrones God of War by becoming fastest-selling PS4 title ever.

Today's pop culture generation is largely dominated by superheroes whether they appear in comics, movies or even on TV series but very rarely as video games. That is because, studios are afraid to fail in delivering an honest to source adaptation and therefore having a poor reception.

Except for the Batman: Arkham series in the past, very few have succeeded both commercially and critically in this genre, until the recent release of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Marvel’s Spider-Man that has sold over 3.3 million copies within the first three days after launch while winning the hearts of critics as well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

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The game has a retail price of $59.99 and 3.3 million copies literally translate to an estimated sum of $198 million, which clearly surpasses the opening weekend box office collection of $117 million by last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.

The figure of game units sold also includes limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle sales but they didn't reveal how many units have they sold of this bundles. This definitely creates a history as it has even exceeded the sales of 2018's God of War.

RELATED: Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

Previously, there was many other iteration of the wall-crawling hero from New York, released over the platforms like Gameboy, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox over the years. However, none came any closer to what developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment brought to the table.

Even after their attempt to mildly reinvent the age-old legacy of Spidey to a modern day audience, gameplay, graphics and story of the game was heavily praised by all.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

The very concept of Spider-Man was created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes) in 1962 for Marvel Comics as he first appeared on the pages of in Amazing Fantasy, issue #15.

Then almost twenty years after, Spider-Man makes his first appearance in video game on 1982 for Atari 2600 system, which was simply titled after the name of the hero and also was the very first video game that featured a character from Marvel.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

Sony is heavily excited about this because, Marvel’s Spider-Man is a first-party video game title that has come out for weeks now and the overwhelmingly positive consumer feedback suggests that it will sell a ton more in the upcoming months.

Insomniac Games have finally did some justice to Spider-Man by putting him into a game that tells more than a story of superhero and shows it to the world why he is the amazing friendly neighborhood bug that everyone is so very fond of.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

Adding a lineup of 20 classic games from 90's, Sony is bringing a miniaturized throwback as PlayStation Classic.

The pioneer to Sony's modern day console PlayStation 4, the original PlayStation was released on 1994 by Sony Computer Entertainment as a home console, which then successfully sold 100 million units worldwide.

At the comfort of their own home, people were offered to play games with 3D rendered graphics real-time and everyone just loved that idea. After nearly 25 years later, they have decided to bring back that original experience in a miniaturized version as PlayStation Classic!

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Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

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Sony has announced about the release of this re-launched console today with a short clip and showcased a few features that made the system great in the first place.




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Apparently, like the huge success of Nintendo SNES Classic have Sony following their footsteps and reintroducing their original console to market. Since they are making real smart moves almost every time when they launch something whether it's a new game or a next gen console, it is wise to at least learn from them.

Microsoft has made a revolutionary move by making popular games from Xbox 360 backward compatible for Xbox One. So, Sony might have thought of go after the step Nintendo took in this case.

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We would like to add that when it finally comes out December 3, 2018, there will be 20 pre-loaded PlayStation classic games in it to start with such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms to take you back to nostalgia lane.

Also, while they reduced the size of the console to 45% less of what it used to be, Sony kept everything else entirely the same to keep up the old vibes. Even the games on the platform will be as in their original format.

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A Reimagined Original Console

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Through some selective retailers from US and Canada, you can place your pre-order from now. Upon launch, a single unit will cost you only $99.99 and comes along with two controllers to play local multiplayer with a friend or your siblings maybe.

A USB cable as well as an HDMI cable will be included so that you can connect it to TV. Sony will announce an official lineup of games for the upcoming PlayStation Classic very soon.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games talks about most inspiring comic-book moments from Spider-Man history.

Only a week passed since developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment released action-adventure game Marvel’s Spider-Man as a PlayStation 4-exclusive, fans and true believers have jumped into it like moth to fire.

The engaging gameplay mechanics of the title was what everyone was excited about from the beginning but now after it is finally released, everyone is also praising its story pacing as well, meaning the script-writing went pretty well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 2017 E3 Gameplay Trailer

Talking about how well everyone's favorite Wall-Crawler is doing through the new release, the game’s creators and people who collaborated with them decided to share their source of inspiration for the project and we couldn't resist sharing that with you guys.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

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Amazing Fantasy (1962) #15

AMAZING FANTASY (1962) #15
Starting at the very beginning point was the historical debut issue that encapsulates the origin of a hero created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes), even coming up with his famous motto of "With great power there must also come great responsibility".

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

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Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1963) #1-#38
Eventually Web-Head finds his place on a brand-new monthly ongoing series for himself where Lee and Ditko had their legendary run for a while. The world of Peter Parker and Spider-Man colliding on a daily basis was the primary aspects of this run while an infamous rogue’s gallery slowly forms for him to tackle in his upcoming crime-fighting years.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

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Ultimate Spider-Man (2000) #1

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (2000) #1
A new era begin with the re-imagining of the hero writer Brian Michael Bendis (Age of Ultron, Avengers Disassembled) and artist Mark Bagley (Hulk – Banner DOA, Venom – Lethal Protector), playing with the idea of retelling the classics to a new generation of readers and offered alternate tweaks at the familiar characters from the lore in Ultimate Spider-Man series. A lot of insights were taken from the series during the development of Marvel’s Spider-Man.

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #546

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #546
The original series of Spidey gets a fresh new take with "Brand New Day" era, courtesy of writer Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Silver Surfer) and his iconic take on the life of the Web-Slinger. This talented creator was responsible for some serious changes and development the entire world of Spider-Man has gone through.

Luckily for fans, he was one of the heads that offered his valuable perspective to build a foundation for the game’s story alongside his then editor Stephen Wacker and current Spider-Man series editor, Nick Lowe.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

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Dark Reign: Mister Negative (2009) #1

DARK REIGN: MISTER NEGATIVE (2009) #1
The character Martin Li, a.k.a. Mister Negative made his first appearance following the events of "One More Day", also created by Dan Slott. He grew as an ambitious antagonist, who in his villainous persona is dedicated to build his criminal empire and the other half is a generous person who runs a shelter at the F.E.A.S.T. center for less fortunate people.

RELATED: Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #659

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #659
Following the "Big Time" storyline by Slott, he came up with a brilliant idea of giving spider-powers to everyone of Manhattan including other super-heroes and villains as well. He takes on Sinister Six and teamed-up with Fantastic Four for an all-new adventure trip.

Thus, slowly culminating the concept of "Spider Island" saga and though not the same, New York comes under a threat from a deadly infection that Spidey should take care of.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

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Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #661

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1991) #661
Another fresh take we saw during the period of Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) serving as a writer on the series and he also joined on board during the development stage of the game to offer his ideas on the character and his relationship to the ones closed to him as well. His style of significantly blending action and humor in the monthly run was quite noticeable.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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So, you can already see how there are a tons of concept placed from the comics even without maintaining a correlation with any continuation. Of course, every other incarnation of any Marvel character is a version from another different reality and executive creative director of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann believes it allows more creative freedom for experimenting.

Which is why, Marvel’s Spider-Man is taking part in the upcoming major crossover-event "Spider-Geddon" with a group of Spider-Men from other realities. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit & Venom

Insomniac's game director teases Venom and the Symbiote for a possible sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Newly released action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment on PlayStation 4 has been doing exceptionally well. Not only fans love it but review-aggregation sites are also leaving very positive remarks as well.

Although the story premise created for the game is pretty self-contained for Spidey fans to enjoy over and over, seems like the development team have left more elements to explore in a possible sequel.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Sequel May Feature Symbiote Suit

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

While announcing the release of the game, Insomniac notified the fans about including some extra suits and everyone is busy going through the story mode, collecting backpacks, complete the side-missions and unlock dozens of new suits.

Many different versions of his suits from both comics and movies are among the list but one fan-favorite particular one, Spider-Man's Symbiote suit is surprisingly missing from the game. Are they part of some larger plans by the developers?

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Comics Inspirations

Insomniac Games' creative director Bryan Intihar recently came to an interview talking about the game and in a deep discussion with parts that contains spoiler, he revealed that they indeed have plans for a sequel.

When asked about the reason for not including the iconic symbiote suit, he stated that they really want to explore the story behind the suit and do proper justice to it, because it simply deserves to have a better status than just a mere unlockable suit.

I think something like that suit (symbiote suit) deserves its day in the spotlight. I think just making it an unlockable suit wouldn't be doing it justice. It's one of the best stories for Spider-Man. I think it's a complex story. And I think it's a story that needs to be told, and it needs to be told the way Insomniac would tell it.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN.

In post-credits scene, we see that Norman Osborn has kept his terminally ill son Harry Osborn in a holding tank filled with green liquid and held by a black web-like substance as they try to cure him.

When he places his hand on the tank Osborn didn't notice that it eventually reacts by imitating his move. Now, this sticky black goop definitely is the Venom symbiote and the sequel may either have the villain making his debut or will take Peter as a host before it finally finds out Eddie Brock.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Post Launch DLC Revealed

During the "Secret Wars" crossover event in 1984, the black Symbiote suit was first worn by Spider-Man when his original red and blue one was damaged in a fight. Initially he noticed a presence of sentience within it but never paid much attention until it bonded with him further and starts affecting his behavior.

Once he realized that how much it is altering his personality, Peter managed to get rid of the suit and then it found Eddie Brock, with whom it bonded and became Venom.

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Venom (2018) Movie Poster

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Though Sony has yet to officially announce a sequel for this PS4-exclusive, we can connect the dots ourselves. With so many clues to progress the plot of the game to another installment and a successful commercial run, it is only a matter of time they start developing it already.

A live-action Venom movie starring actor Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is releasing in less than a month, which will create some hype for the character in advance even though fans are well aware of him.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

Steamforged Games never thought Kickstarter campaign for PS4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn will be funded in hours.

We already know that a tabletop version of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn is in the works. The latest update at hand is that, the Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the project by Steamforged Games gets fully funded yesterday within a short time span of two hours for a 21-day campaign.

After being initially announced last month, dedicated fan base of this board game started financially backing up this project. Now, they will probably plan for some more stretch goals.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

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Steamforged has a successful history in crowdfunding, notably for raising a $5.4 million pledge for Dark Souls: The Board Game and another $1.04 million to make Resident Evil 2: The Board Game.

The fact that they are directly associated with developers Guerrilla Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment of the game rooted people's trust even further. Company co-founder Mat Hart has been working in video game industry for more than a decade and is passionate for tabletop gaming.

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If you have played the tabletop Dark Souls already and loved the cooperative experience it offers, chances are you will end up loving the same idea HZD will present.

Players will choose a tribe from Banuk Survivor, Carja Warrior, Nora Outcast or Oseram Forgesmith; each one represents a unique class that is different in terms of combat styles. For example, some among them might be good in stealth, some excels in traps and some may come in handy for all-out frontal assault.

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The Watcher Figure

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Players will join in different roles in the group called Hunter’s Lodge and works collectively to take down all hostile robotic organisms around them. They will compete with each other to earn glory from killing blows to improve their status among their group.

Instead of generating random map like their board game representation of Dark Souls, Steamforged Games takes a more strategic approach by letting them choose their own path. But remember, less resistance means fewer parts for upgrade.

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Considering many fans of outcast protagonist Aloy may not be very familiar with the format of a typical tabletop, they tried to make it really simple though. The studio launches a full-length gameplay playthrough detailing many details you have been wondering about from their Kickstarter campaign and here it is.




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By pledging your support to the campaign, you can either sign up for the $123.77 worth early-bird package before Friday or pay $130.28 for the other one that will be available till September 28.

Each of these packs comes with three expansion sets and new enemies to encounter from Horizon Zero Dawn universe. Steamforged also pitched for five additional expansions for spending an extra $221.48.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

Sony's game-streaming service PlayStation Now library adds Bloodborne, God Eater: Resurrection and Project Cars.

Featuring a vast library of more than 650 video games from PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms, Sony Entertainment's cloud gaming service PlayStation Now returns with new and exciting titles added to their list.

This month, acclaimed action RPG Bloodborne from creator studio of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, From Software joins the catalogue with other fan-favorite games like, fantasy role-playing game The Dwarves and action RPG God Eater: Resurrection.

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PlayStation Now Adds Bloodborne and More

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The plot of Bloodborne revolves around the Gothic city of Yharnam, where the inhabitants are plagued with a disease that transformed them into monstrous creatures and beasts. The player character, the Hunter finds himself amidst this mindless chaos and embarks a night of hunt on the streets.

Although the gameplay is focused on fast-paced combat system, you are best advised to not engage large horde of enemies at once or not you will end up regretting almost immediately.

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Before entering into the nightmarish city again, we offer you to take a look into the official TV commercial released for the game once again.




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Until September 25, there is a summer price promotion going on for a full month of service at $9.99 only and the offer is only for new customers. Or you can just get it for a whole year by spending only $99.99 in this special intro offer.

Being a PlayStation Plus subscriber can also earn you an exclusive discount on PlayStation Now 3-month pass for only $29.99, whereas the regular price is $44.99. Also, current PS Now members can now share access to other friends on a PS4 system.

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Batman: Arkham Origins, Fallout: New Vegas, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mafia II, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, Red Dead Redemption, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution, The Last of Us and WWE 2K16 were the most popular PlayStation Now games in August.

Doki-Doki Universe and Sound Shapes received an upgrade to PS4 version from PS3 as well. Racing games, Moto Racer 4 from developer studio Anuman and Project Cars from Slightly Mad Studios have made it to the new games list.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in August 2018

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There is a 7-day free trial to experience the PlayStation Now streaming service on PS4 and PC, which will grant you an access to loads of games on demand where new games are added every other month.

However, this is only valid for standard monthly subscription and to enjoy the $9.99 monthly offer, you need to make a direct purchase. Using your PS Plus cloud saves from your console, you can get on board with any games you want without even downloading it at all.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC 1 Teaser

A teaser for Marvel’s Spider-Man post launch DLC content: The Heist introduces Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat.

Revealed only a week ahead of the release of upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title Marvel’s Spider-Man, the first chapter The Heist, of the post-launch DLC, The City That Never Sleeps gets a teaser as well. The game features a wide array of characters from Spidey's friends and foes, many of whom have already made appearances in the promotional videos and arts. One of his old associate Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat makes her surprise debut for the first DLC.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist DLC 1 Teaser

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Witness the first encounter of Spider-Man with the notorious cat burglar of New York in the brand-new teaser for upcoming DLC.




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In our last scoop, we learned that throughout the entire game Spidey will receive various clues left behind by Black Cat. When she have had enough of her teasing, Hardy will present herself to Peter and obviously, what follows afterwards will be a city-wide chase as she plans out for some big-time heist. Our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler will be taking on new missions and facing challenges once her true motive is finally revealed. The Heist DLC will unlock three new suits for Spider-Man.

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Originally, the character Black Cat was introduced back in 1979 on the pages of issue 194 of The Amazing Spider-Man monthly ongoing series to become a frenemy to our beloved hero. Developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is building a world where everything is revamped including Spidey himself. To keep par with that, Felicia received a new look and can be flexible on her allegiance from time to time, or even end up creating a spark with the Web-Head.

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Following the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man on September 7 for PS4, The Heist comes out in October 23. All three chapters of the DLC will be available to purchase for only $9.99 and the entire bundle will cost $24.99 only. Placing a pre-order for the Digital Deluxe Edition spending $79.99 can also get you the DLC contents along with the full game. The second and final chapters, Turf Wars and Silver Lining will see release on November 2018 and December 2018 respectively.