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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

Another new trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man takes our favorite wall-crawler fighting villains and aiding friends.

Upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive game Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive is definitely going to be one of the biggest hit of this year. By now, we have witnessed a few trailer featuring story elements, gameplay mechanics and an announcement for a limited edition PS4 Pro bundle themed on the game. As the schedule for release is nearing, a brand-new gameplay launch trailer is released to crank up the hype to fans even more.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Gameplay Launch Trailer

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Check out this new clip showcasing new and old footage of the game to sum up where all of it is going altogether.




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The trailer opens up with Peter talking to Miles Morales as Spider-Man about leaving the fight for the pros from next time, meaning whether Miles gets into some action story-wise or probably there are some scopes to play as him. We see Spidey kicking butt of Kingpin and leading to his arrest. He tangles with Minster Negative, Rhino, Scorpion and mercenary Silver Sable from past trailers. The video ends on the point where we previously saw Miles taking a photo of him back at E3 2017.

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Natural Combat Styles

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

Aside from an improved combat system, swinging mechanics for the web-slinger is also top-notch and they make the playing experience a lot more enjoyable from any other game till date featuring our titular hero. While saving the world fighting off bad-guys, Peter takes time out talking to his Aunt May to maintain his dual life as she checks in on him. At the end of the day, we still are unclear about the identity of the mysterious entity from E3 2018 gameplay trailer he was so surprised to see.

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Intuitive Swinging Mechanics

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The game is not based on any comic-book lineup or even the newly established MCU setup. However, the Spider-Man from the game continuity is going to participate in an upcoming crossover event "Spidergeddon" from Marvel Comics. Our best guess is, Insomniac is probably going for a new start of a shared Marvel Games Universe, where our favorite web-head is a slightly old Peter Parker than usual and the character we knew all along are also a bit different than they used to be.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

Steamforged Games is working on an exciting Horizon Zero Dawn board game with Sony Interactive and Guerrilla Games.

After receiving praise from critics for PlayStation 4-exclusive title Horizon Zero Dawn, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games also enjoyed this action role-playing game being one of the best-selling games on the platform in 2017. That leads Steamforged Games to go for a Kickstarter campaign to launch a tabletop version of the game. If they are triumphant in this operation to fund their board game developing project, fans will have the chance to explore HZD in a unique way.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Announced

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Already worked with board games that are based on fan-favorite video games like Dark Souls and Resident Evil 2, Steamforged Games is most probably going for another of their successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Picking HZD for the project was for an incredible open world full of mechanised creatures it offered beauty and danger to fans in a contrast that was never done before. Guerrilla Games and Sony are closely incorporated with them in development of this tabletop.

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For starter, the Horizon Zero Dawn board game project has just a rendered piece of outcast protagonist and skilled warrior Aloy with a staff like weapon in her hand. Then there is a piece of those self-replicating combat robot Scrapper, one of those mechanical beasts that dwell in her hunting ground and provides resource loots when reduced to pieces. Both of these figures are still not colored but still looks promising enough for surely to become astounding pieces when complete.

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Rendered Piece of Aloy and Scrapper

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Currently, their designs are in a very initial level and received only primary rendering, which are awaiting approval from license owners. Although they don't have much to show just yet but given their track record, you can bet that we are about to witness another dynamic experience on board and card. Besides, the studio members are huge fans of Horizon Zero Dawn from the moment of release, which not only gives them a sound understanding of the game but also to connect with fans.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Mafia III and Dead by Daylight for the month of August 2018.

Last month, PlayStation Plus members have enjoyed playing action-adventure focused game Heavy Rain from Quantic Dream and action role-playing game Absolver from Sloclap. Both of these titles offered different flavors to players and they loved it. There were four other titles to experience on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as well. However, July has eventually come to an end and we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for the month of August.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for August 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




Our first game for the month of August is Mafia III, which is action-adventure video game from developer studio Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games. You assume the role of a criminal and a Vietnam vet named Lincoln Clay, who seeks out revenge on the Italian mob by systematically taking them out and building his own operation with his new surrogate family. In single-player story, Clay takes part in many heist missions and there is a "heat" system to warn you of law enforcement aggression.

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Mafia III on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next we have in line is an action survival horror title Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive and Starbreeze Studios. In the game, you can play as one of the 13 survivors and team up with three other with the goal to escape a savage killer, which is also controlled by another player. As survivors, you collectively put effort to repair disabled generators within an enclosed area to make an escape by opening metal doors or a hatch. If captured, death is imminent with pain and torture.

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Dead by Daylight on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of August 2018 and let's take a swift glance at the list below.

  • Bound by Flame (PlayStation 3)
  • Serious Sam 3 BFE (PlayStation 3)
  • Draw Slasher (PlayStation Vita)
  • Space Hulk (PlayStation Vita)

Aside from the above mentioned games, PS Plus subscribers get a bonus PlayStation VR game of horror genre this month. You can download Here They Lie free for your PS VR system from August 7 to October 2. Brought to you by Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive Entertainment, the game pits player against the nightmares of a terrifying world with no chance to escape and weird creatures wandering around in every other corner, to uncover secrets of the woman in yellow.


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Another free bonus for your PS Plus membership will be party game Knowledge is Power for PS4 consoles. You can access it from August 7 to November 6 and then challenge your opponents with a variety of competitive trivia questions that will leave them wondering for answers. That's all we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month as soon as they are announced.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle in red and black is coming for Marvel’s Spider-Man.

Back in May 2018, we found a leaked promotional image of a stunning Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle in a matching red and black color scheme on Reddit for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony. Since there was no strong evidence that it was authentic and not some fan making it up, we couldn't be absolutely sure. However, the PS4 Pro bundle is finally confirmed by Sony to be authentic after all.

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

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Behold the amazing Red PS4 Pro limited edition bundle with all the features a Spidey fan can dream about in the trailer below.




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When Insomniac Games' upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man releases on September 7, the console bundle is also launching alongside. This a fully customized 1TB PS4 Pro console marked with the iconic spider emblem of our titular hero from the game on a red surface. It comes with a DualShock 4 wireless controller in matching color, full game on a Blu-ray disc and exciting digital content. For $399.99 only, this exclusive bundle can be yours and you can reserve one by pre-ordering right now.

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

If you happen to own a 4K TV, then you can enjoy this action-adventure title in 2160p dynamic 4K resolution. You will be amazed to see the complex details of New York developers have put through and attention to details for each Marvel characters in it. Built-in super-sampling of the game offers you enhanced clarity of image with incredible details. On the other hand, if your TV supports high-dynamic range then you are in for a ride to experience special effects and lighting in HDR throughout Manhattan.

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Matching DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

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Like Spider-Man’s super-agile persona and impressive combat moves, this special edition bundle is for giving you a unique ride into the world of Marvel Games. The game is looking noting but super-impressive ever since it was announced back in 2016 and currently one of the most anticipating titles of this year. So, it was only fitting that Sony offers a special edition PS4 Pro bundle for everyone's beloved Web-Head!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Nintendo has decided to be opened up and allow cross-play experience on all third-party games from now.

For the past few years, developer/publisher Nintendo has been doing quite well with their next-gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Being a portable system, it immediately grabbed attention of players who want to play as they go, thus dominating video game market these days by selling the console as well as a number of popular third-party games. Lately, being very supportive towards cross-platform play than some of their competitors has made a good name for them as well.

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Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

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The concept of cross-play where players from different console or platform shares the same game servers is very popular now and Nintendo has been nothing but very supportive towards the idea. This progressive attitude towards their consumer has garnered great appreciation from fans. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to allow Switch to play sandbox survival game Minecraft with Xbox One players by releasing an engaging commercial to highlight the key features.

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Heralding their upcoming agenda, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka has stated that they are very much eager and willing to make cross-play platform experience an option for gamers. Entire gaming industry has been in debate over whether or not cross-platform play should be supported by all and when Sony went salty over using the same account to play Fortnite on Switch, players and game studios started to take the issue seriously.

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Their plans to share multi-platform for third-party titles are confirmed at their 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Nintendo Switch fans should rejoice at this news as their multiplayer experience will be of next level in upcoming days. Fortnite and Minecraft have already paved the ways of unlimited possibilities and became a huge hit instantly. Compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo only sold 15 million units of Switch but those numbers are still rising.

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It was about time that Microsoft and Nintendo become real smart about it, rather than becoming a party-pooper like Sony. It helped them build reputation as well as making good business. However, they have just taken a decision and it may take some time to properly implement it for all because of all the parties involved.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Forthcoming action RPG Fallout 76 from Bethesda won’t have cross-platform play, because Sony is reluctant to support the feature.

Considering upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is going to be the first online multiplayer title of the series but it will not have the cross-platform play feature in it and Sony Entertainment is the one to blame for that. When asked about why they won't support cross-play in their latest forthcoming title, director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard set the record straight by stating how Sony was not as helpful as everyone else.

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Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

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There was a time when cross-play over different gaming platforms might have sounded like a far-fetched idea but these days, they are not. However, for owners of Sony consoles, they still are a dream. Many players would have hoped to have the experience though this game but seems like; they are more worried about not getting the cut and not being left out. They simply did not like the concept of someone spending money for games on other platform and then trying to play it on their consoles.

RELATED: Fallout 76 E3 Trailer

Fallout 76 is releasing worldwide in November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft has already came on board with cross- console play a few months ago with Rocket League but Sony was not as sporting as their competitor and decided not to participate. Most recently, the company raised their bar of ridiculousness by preventing players from using their Fortnite account to play the game on Nintendo Switch. They are taking the same stand with Fallout series as well.

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Director Howard said that they had plans to include cross-platform for multiplayer in their game but that is currently not possible because of Sony, as they weren't as helpful as the studio wanted them to be. This clearly signifies that developers are quite pissed at their policy but maybe serious pressure from everyone can make them change their mind. Microsoft and Nintendo already teamed up for this initiative of sharing their platform with games like Minecraft and Fortnite.

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Todd Howard Calls Out Sony

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Allowing cross-platform play is very consumer friendly step as many gamers have their friends who own a different console and would still love to join in for a game together. It was the courtesy of former Sony Online Executive John Smedley, we know now that the company only didn't take part because of a dumb reason like money and not considering player satisfaction at all. In their defense, they pointed out that Sony wouldn't take part in order to provide a safe experience for their players.

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Back in 216, when Bethesda allowed mod support for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition on PC and Xbox One through "Creation Club", the service was not available on PlayStation 4. When inquired, the publisher revealed that they were forced to give up because of their critical evaluation process that doesn't want players to be able to do anything they wanted. While they were holding back PS4 players, Microsoft didn't waste time to take leverage over their competitor.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For July 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Heavy Rain and Absolver for the month of July 2018.

Hope you are not too carried away from the announcements of exclusive games for PlayStation 4 during E3 2018 press conference, because June has come to an end and we are back again with news of new free games for PlayStation Plus members. You have been treated with turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 from Firaxis Games and platform-racing game Trials Fusion from Ubisoft. Both of these titles are fan-favorite and we are now heading towards the next lineup of free games for July 2018.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For July 2018

Our first game for the month of July is Heavy Rain, which is action-adventure focused game from Quantic Dream and Sony Computer Entertainment. Players take the role of protagonist Ethan Mars, who was stuck into a coma for six-month after his Jason died in a car accident. Blaming himself for the death of his son, he goes through twists and turns of intense psychological trauma and he goes after the Origami Killer after his other son Shaun is kidnapped by him.

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Heavy Rain on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next we have an action role-playing game Absolver from Sloclap and Devolver Digital. Basically this one is an extreme fighting game that allows players free-roaming in an open world. You can put on a customizable mask on your character named Prospect and get into a brawl against a fighter for a PvP or PvE experience. Not only can you make combos out of your strikes, your opponent will drop loot after being defeated. So, keep fighting, evolve your style, unlock armor to eventually become an Absolver peacekeeper.

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Absolver on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of July 2018 and let's take a swift glance at the list below.

  • Rayman 3 HD (PlayStation 3)
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (PlayStation 3)
  • Space Overlords (PlayStation Vita)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PlayStation Vita)

There is a special PlayStation Now promotion going on that we would love to share with you today. Currently, PS Plus members can get 3 months of PlayStation Now access for $29.99 only whether they just joins or simply extends their paid subscription. Normally a membership on PS Now would cost you $44.99 for 3 months but you are getting a great reduction here. Plus, it will let you access over 650 games on PS4, PS3, and PS2 for a very lower price. There you have it and we will be back with more news of free games on Sony consoles for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

Get some of the greatest PlayStation games on PS4 that you might have missed before, now at a new lower price.

Back in the days, PlayStation had a Greatest Hits line to introduce all the great games on their platform and it was a great way for fans of having awesome games at cheaper rates. So, if you are yearning for a game from couple of years ago, you might actually get lucky because Sony is bringing back those traditional sales once again as PlayStation Hits. This is a selective lot of exciting PS4 games and the price range starts from as low as $19.99 only available across U.S. from June 28.

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Sony Announces PlayStation Hits on Budget Price

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In Canada, the lowest retail price will be starting from at $19.99 CAD at PS Store and through participating retailers on 14 games. Customers in U.S. will be enjoying this great discount deal on 15 games though. In retails shops, PlayStation Hits line of games will come in red packages as an alternative for usual PS blue color and they will feature red banners in case of digital purchase as well, which immediately tells you that they belong to the Hits lineup and you can find them out easily.

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PlayStation Hits U.S. Lineup

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The US lineup features games like Bloodborne, Battlefield 4, Doom, Driveclub, Infamous: Second Son, Killzone: Shadow Fall, The Last of Us Remastered, LittleBigPlanet 3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, Project CARS, Ratchet & Clank, Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami. Undoubtedly, the collection has gathered some fan-favorites as well as critically acclaimed picks for both hardcore gamers and casual players to keep them engaged.

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The lineup for UK and EU has all the titles mentioned above alongside other inclusions of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Knight, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, EA Sports UFC 2, Earth Defense 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat X, Need for Speed, Need for Speed Rivals, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, except for Battlefield 4, Doom, Metal Gear Solid V and Yakuza Kiwami.

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PlayStation Hits PS4 Bundle for Europe

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Sony has taken this awe-inspiring initiative of dropping price rates of some of their best-selling games to celebrate five-year anniversary of PlayStation 4. Some of the PS4 exclusives also made it to the discount list for this occasion and it really tells how much they appreciate their fans. The publisher company is affirmative about adding more popular titles to the Hits line in future. For a selective few European markets, a 1 TB special edition PlayStation Hits PS4 bundle is coming with three above-mentioned PlayStation Hits titles.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games to make canonical debut in upcoming Spidergeddon #0 from Marvel Comics.

Upcoming action-adventure title Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Entertainment sees release on September 7 as a PlayStation 4-exclusive. By now, we have gone though it too many a times that this game is focused on a Peter Parker that is not the Spider-Man from the regular comic's continuity. We also know that Marvel tend to tie-in with their various media with each other and so, this brand-new Spidey is going to make its debut in Spidergeddon #0!

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Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

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

Marvel Comics has been teasing for this crossover event for some time which is a successor of Spider-Verse arc from 2014. It showcased new characters like Silk and Spider-Gwen, while one of the fiercest enemies of the wall-crawler; Morlun. The teaser image for Spidergeddon event says, “Spidergeddon is nigh!” and over a dozen of different Spider-Men versions are coming out. However, one of them is mysteriously shrouded in dark and has not revealed the identity just yet.

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Spidergeddon Is Nigh!

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We now come to a conclusion of that Spider-Person, who is none other than the Spider-Man of upcoming PS4 game. He will make a spectacular entry in Marvel Universe alongside his fellow arachnid counterparts and probably got busy saving their existence from the threat of ... well, that part is still not revealed but considering how they are after the Spider-Totem for centuries and come back even after getting killed off has got us believe it has something to do with Morlun and his family.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

To helm this event, Marvel has picked comic-book writer Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) and artist Clayton Crain (Carnage – U.S.A., Ghost Rider – Road to Damnation) to work things up. Gage has also worked on the script of Marvel's Spider-Man game and he thinks there couldn't be a better time that this new embodiment of the hero joins the rest of his brethren. He really tried to work things out nicely between all these characters to keep things interesting.

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In addition, Marvel will feature him in five of their variant covers to celebrate this new incarnation of web slinger. Marvel Games' creative director Bill Rosemann has Tweeted out four of those amazing variant covers featuring our newly revamped hero in sequences inspired from the game.



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Of course the core-story will be dominated by characters like the Amazing Spider-Man, his clone Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen, the writer had to choose how to place this new character in a way that doesn't seem forced or unnecessary to audience, because this is going to be a major step for him. Insomniac's web head will see digital and hard copy release on September 26 and even if you do not finish the game before that, you still won't have to worry about any spoilers though.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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This surely is a triumphant achievement for the entire team of Insomniac Games and PlayStation as their take of a popular character is being featured in a major crossover event from Marvel Comics and get to display his all-new glory in variant covers of other monthly ongoing books as well. Rosemann believes it as a rare honor for their creative efforts to flesh out a redefined version of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and it will inspire them to do better in future.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 17 million copies of The Last of Us game on PS3 and PS4.

With everyone hyping over developer Naughty Dog's upcoming action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us Part II with its amazing gameplay reveal at E3 2018, the studio reminded us why they’re making a sequel to the critically acclaimed original. On the 5th anniversary of The Last of Us' release, their official Twitter account revealed that publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have sold over 17 million copies of the game till April 2018 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

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Although, they had the data regarding units sold to their hands back in April, the studio probably waited for the fifth anniversary of the game’s debut to come and then make it public. The game was released on June 14, 2013 for PS3 and 13 months after it came out, Sony has already sold 7 million copies of it. A PS4 version, The Last of Us Remastered is released on July 2014, which saw 1 million units sold in just a month and mounted a total of 8 million copies of the game.



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It terms of sales, The Last of Us had a pretty good run by selling nearly close to 10 million copies in a year after it saw release. When the game was ported to PlayStation 4, it saw another surge on stores for the game. It became so popular that Sony even announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle that offered The Last of Us Remastered with it back in 2015. Game director Neil Druckmann surely did an awesome job creating a compelling story of Joel and Ellie's unforgettable journey in such a dark and gritty world.

The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

Naughty Dog suggesting that protagonist Joel of the original game will not be a playable character in the sequel.

Critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us is getting a sequel, which was announced at PlayStation Experience 2016. By the time we witnessed E3 2018, we got to look at some gameplay footage as promised by game director Neil Druckmann. Developers of Naughty Dog has been hinting for some time that Joel from the original game will not be a playable character in The Last of Us Part II anymore and Ellie will take charge from here in the sequel.

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The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

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After some time, Druckmann also confirmed this theory recently during Sony's E3 2018 press conference. Previously, players were able to take control of both Joel and Ellie in a two-part gameplay but it looks like we are not going to experience anything like that. Now, this leads fans to speculate that the studio is probably killing off Joel's character and they have many reasons to believe that. One of them is Ellie being the sole focus of all the trailers released till date.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Announced

Ellie is a teenage survivor of a post-apocalyptic world, who grew under the wings of Joel as a strong female protagonist and they both developed a bond. There is a good reason for Naughty Dog being all secretive about what happened to her guardian angel in this PlayStation 4-exclusive. Perhaps, they just don't want to spoil the story for fans in advance as it can diminish the impact of this twist upon release. Probably this is why; Joel actually appears briefly in one of the early trailers and interacted with her.

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Joel Isn’t Playable

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

Our best guess is that he died in between the events of these two games and whatever appearances he makes is some sort of cameo in form of flashback from past. The E3 gameplay reveal trailer hints of him still being around when Jesse talks to Ellie about her "Old-Man", which strongly refers to Joel. However, she then embarks a journey for retribution also suggests that she lost someone beloved to her and maybe she lost him as well as her newly introduced love interest Dina.

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Although Druckmann confirmed Ellie being the only playable character, possibilities of Joel appearing in a later DLC is still in hand. Keeping the dark aesthetic of the series in mind and Joel's phrasing to Ellie in the first trailer as “You really going to go through with this?” instead of saying "We" deeply hints that he is just a ghostly apparition that resides in her mind as she seeks revenge against some group of humans we saw her prey on at the gameplay reveal trailer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

Insomniac Games and Sony drops a new E3 Showcase trailer focusing on gameplay of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

Developer studio Insomniac Games has previously worked on games like Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time or Sunset Overdrive for Sony’s platform but Marvel's Spider-Man seem to be their first attempt of working with a licensed superhero property like Spider-Man. E3 2018 has been creating some hype now and it was time PlayStation E3 Showcase releases some of their anticipating titles of the year like the one we are currently talking about and they actually did it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

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We are here with an extensive gameplay trailer for Insomniac Games' upcoming action-adventure superhero entry and it looks just amazing!




RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

This freshly out of box gameplay reveal have introduced a lot of villains from Spidey's infamous rogue's gallery and expanded our featured character list for the game. He has been operating as a friendly neighborhood web-slinger in New York City for eight years now and has captured a lot of bad-guys from common thugs, gang members to even major super-villains. Most dangerous among these are locked up in a maximum-security prison facility called RAFT, which is right off the coast of Manhattan.

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Run-in With RAFT Inmates

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When a massive breakout takes place and all of the criminals in RAFT get loose, Spider-Man had to go there to check in the situation. He is welcomed by one of his arch-nemesis Electro and then he bumped into Rhino before Scorpion grabs a hold on him. An explosion sets him free but by then Mac Gargan was gone and he is left to deal with all the prisoners. He takes the fight to the rooftop to have a run-in with Mr. Negative and The Vulture. When another of his enemy shows up, he looks surprised and the video ends in a cliffhanger.

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A close look at the combat system is explored nicely and we have to give it up for the developers for doing a Spider-Man right even if it is set out of the regular continuity. Web-head acts like he should and he got all those sick moves to land some awesome combos on the baddies. All of the super-villains have revamped version of their costumes now just like our hero and five on them prying upon him one by one was one of the defining aspect of this gameplay video.

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Sting of the Scorpion

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The infamous "Sinister Six" gang is most likely to be at play here, because after fighting five of his worst enemies, he saw another coming and exclaims in shock. Our best guess for the sixth villain is Doctor Octopus and we do have our reasons. Doc Ock is not only one of his old nemeses but he also is a founding member of the six. Besides, they were evidently working under someone's instructions and given his status as a mad -genius, we had to presume it was our good old four legged doctor.

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It's pretty good seeing our renowned characters from Marvel Universe evolving and Spider-Man games specially getting better with time. The collaboration with Marvel Games have helped them a lot to reach a new peak, because if you mess up a game based on a popular superhero, people will remember it for a long-time. Besides, Spidey is one of Marvel's flagship heroes and also very popular among fans, so there was that pressure as well. We are waiting for September 7 to get our hands on this amazing PlayStation 4-exclusive.

Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

Hideo Kojima is back with another Death Stranding trailer that features a first look at gameplay but still doesn't make much sense.

It's been two years since 2016 that video game genius Hideo Kojima has been teasing us and then leaving us wanting more for more of his upcoming much anticipated action game Death Stranding, which is an exclusive for PlayStation 4. With this one, we are seeing creator of Metal Gear Solid series make a huge comeback and Kojima has something special to show off. Just as predicted, he releases another trailer of the game at E3 2018 conference too blow everyone's mind again.

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Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

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This marks to be the third trailer that came out for Death Stranding and for the first time in a long while, we get to see a few gameplay moments.




The first teaser that came in 2016 and we got to know that actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) is going to be playing the role of protagonist in it. Then at TGA 2016, another footage released where we saw film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) both playing important roles to the story. A few months earlier, Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker has also joined the cast.

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Woes of Deliveries

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Apparently "Porter" and "Bridges" words from previously released clips and poster doesn't indicate to any organization but they in fact belong to the character Reedus is playing, who goes by the name Sam Porter Bridges. This trailer has started with a cinematic opening, then we see a bit of gameplay with different camera angles and then it cuts back to story before switching back to actual playing sequence again. The blend between these moments is naturally meshed to perfection.

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Baby in Synthetic Womb

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The gameplay moments suggests it involves a lot of climbing and scaling to canyons, jungles, mountains and rivers as the story progresses. Sam travels these unfriendly regions to make deliveries of boxes in backpacks, tight-wrapped dead bodies and what not. While carrying a baby in a pod, he goes from one place to another because he can sense those mysterious shadow entities approaching that has taken over the world and can come back if they happen to eat him alive.

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Pull off Your Toenail

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The female character played by French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) who talks to Sam in the beginning, seems to have almost the same gift as Sam but maybe better and she seems to know a lot about what's going on than he does. It appears that he can sense those creatures, whereas she is able to even see them. She offers him to work for her which he gently declines and then called him by his name before departing to his ultimate surprise.

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Discover New Mysteries

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New revelation regarding the threats of that world is likely to be race of extraterrestrials in form of some sort of shadow demons. These near-invisible floating entities causes to rain whenever they appear, which is called "Timefall" and whatever it touches, ages rapidly. We previously saw that happening to Sam's colleagues in the last trailer before they were devoured. Though not visible, they do leave footprints on ground that resembles to a webbed foot of a giant frog.

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Hold Your Breath

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The importance of silence in their presence is brought up by the new female lead once again and we think it hints us that stealth will be a very important aspect of the game. They often ignore sounds but do react to breathing for some unknown reason. Also, whenever one of those beings touches someone or eats them, they die but some people have the ability to come back. So does Sam but when he does, it causes a massive nuclear-like explosion that leaves a massive crater.

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Don't Forget Your Cryptobiotes

We see Léa Seydoux's character eating little caterpillar-like creatures with human skin called cryptobiote that has a resistance against Timefall, who previously mentioned about sharing "DOOMS" like her. This means, she can come back from dead as well with same side effects. The second female lead introduced near the end of the clip was actress Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man), who reveals almost nothing about her role except a connection to Sam.

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Death Stranding Léa Seydoux Poster
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Death Stranding Lindsay Wagner Poster
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Death Stranding Sam Bridges Poster

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Despite making more scenes public, Kojima has still left the fans wandering in a maze they were in since the first teaser, proving this is how you showcase a game. He definitely has a creative but weird and beautiful world in his mind for Death Stranding, which he slowly revealing like puzzle pieces. This project is being developed by his independent game developing studio Kojima Productions. As a plus side of this new reveal, we got our hands on tons of brand-new screens and posters of the game.

The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

The very first gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II is finally revealed at E3 2018, showcasing Ellie to be a deadly fighter.

It's been five years that critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us is released and we only learned about a sequel being actually developed titled The Last of Us Part II at PlayStation Experience 2016. After dropping two trailers of the game previously, Neil Druckmann from developer studio Naughty Dog promised lately to show off some more of his game at E3 2018 and he kept his word by releasing a new trailer which focuses on the gameplay.

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The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

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Time for dropping everything else and witness what new revelation The Last of Us Part II hold for us in this brand-new gameplay reveal trailer.




Series protagonist Ellie is 19 now and not a little girl anymore. She apparently has found some peace as well as a relationship with a girl named Dina. Ellie is at a gathering, quietly enjoying a drink while watching her love interest dance in a room full of people and a friend of her named Jesse joins her for a talk. Dina comes back to grab Ellie for a dance before they depart from Jesse and they talk about how everyone is awkwardly gawking at them and then starts kissing passionately.

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A Peaceful Life

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The scene then cuts to a time in future where Ellie was slicing a man's throat afar from his teammates. We do know that the sequel is set five years after the events of the first game but jumping in between timelines, it is really hard to tell whether or not the events from that evening with Dina was from before or after the outbreak. A newly revamped gameplay mechanics introduced in the game actually lets you feel the struggle Ellie goes through as she pushes herself to her limits.

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More Dynamic Stealth

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Her approach to these marauders depicted through her actions is seemingly vengeful and possibly they have messed with her in some major way that she is looking for payback so bad. Stealth is shown to have give player a tactical advantage when surrounded by multiple enemies and health is running low during combat. Though no infected swarm of Clickers were to be seen anywhere, the human enemies are seem to appear more ruthless and resourceful because of an entirely rebuilt game engine.

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Journey of Retribution

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The trailer clearly shows that game director Druckmann knows how to keep fans hooked and yearning for more. It starts with a slow, calm opening seemingly with an intent of telling a compelling story and then smoothly dives into gameplay footage to display the in-game lengths it will let you reach before coming back to the ongoing story for a complete cinematic experience. From graphics to fluid animation of the characters fleshing out every little details was truly amazing.

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A Romantic Interest

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Stealth-based action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog is set to release on Sony’s platform PlayStation 4 but a release date is still to be announced. Recently, games like God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn has already elevated fan-expectation of PS4 to sky high. So, it's very important for this project to live up to anticipation where single-player-focused narrative gameplay has a vital part to play. Actor Ashley Johnson has returned to reprise Ellie's character as Shannon Woodward and Stephen Chang play the role of Dina and Jesse respectively.