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Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts

Friday, May 18, 2018

No Man's Sky Getting Multiplayer

No Man’s Sky’s big multiplayer update is finally launches in July to to race, build and dogfight with friends.

One of the main features co-founder of developer studio Hello Games, Sean Murray had announced about their action-adventure survival game No Man’s Sky was multiplayer during pre-launch of the game. However, that was missing upon release and became one of the major causes for a huge backlash from fans. They sure have to keep themselves from making that sort of marketing missteps and in effort to improve the game; they are bringing true multiplayer experience.

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No Man's Sky Getting Multiplayer

You probably know by now that, Hello Games will be bringing the next big update for their 2016's release this summer and it will be released for Xbox One as well. Titled “NEXT”, this update will drop on July 24 with a full-fledged multiplayer mode that may finally bring an end to an era after awaiting two years in hope and feeling betrayed. Looks like the studio is finally up for earning some redemption by delivering what they promised for this space exploration adventure.



Initially failing to provide a lot that they actually had in stores, the game forced UK’s Advertising Standards Authority to investigate on Hello Games and its small team of approximately twelve employees. It was really surprising that even after allying up with a publisher like Sony, they would even try to do that. However, they are occasionally releasing a series of free updates to provide those features that weren't there during release and make amends for all those misleading promises.

Although partial features of multiplayer was already implemented through their third major update “The Atlas Rises”, which was released on the game's one year anniversary, the new announcement by Murray suggests that everything is going to change and more players will be taking part when the real deal comes to play. So, the excitement and fun of base building, surviving and racing together is no longer a far-fetched dream in No Man’s Sky then? Only time will tell.

We have an interview of Sean Murray coming to Inside Xbox web series to announce Multiplayer and the anticipated release date for “NEXT” update.




No Man’s Sky is already available to play on PC and PlayStation 4 and now finally coming to Xbox One along with an enhanced version for Xbox One X. Finally all 18 quintillion planets of the game are coming together very soon and some of the players are still quite skeptical but can you really blame them? We only hope that upcoming fourth major expansion really delivers what they promised and players finally get what they have been waiting for.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kojima Teasing Another Death Stranding Trailer?

Twitter is a great source of news these days and who better knows this than fans of video games and movies? Whether it's about an announcement of an upcoming project or some leak reveal, you will always find it there. Major developers and publishers also like to tease the fans on this platform too. Video game legend Hideo Kojima is no different as well and looks like he is hinting at another massive reveal for his PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding.

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Kojima Teasing Another Death Stranding Trailer?

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

Since E3 is near, we can take his hints seriously this time because the founder of independent game developing studio Kojima Productions has been teasing his fans on Twitter with a series of photos showing how he is busy with editing some game footage. Kojima is mostly known to many as the creator of Metal Gear Solid, which he created during his time in Konami. Then at Sony's E3 2016 conference, he announced Death Stranding which has no official release date set yet.




Many have speculated that Death Stranding would be one of Kojima's best works ever because he is now free from any corporate restrains and a self-governing entity. What we saw up to this point from mysterious black ooze, babies inside human throat, a cryptic version of Psycho Mantis and giant floating creatures only tells us that we haven't seen them all. It is best to assume that Kojima san has still a lot of strange imagery under his sleeve to catch us off-guard and throw us off-balance.

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Throat Baby Approves!

RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

Sony has announced lately that they will be focusing on their upcoming video game titles at E3 2018 and being one of the most anticipated upcoming titles, Death Stranding would surely be there. So, whatever we saw Kojima is doing wearing that Planet of the Apes t-shirt while sitting beside a Godzilla statue in his Twitter photos, we probably won't be disappointed. Even the baby from the game we saw earlier is showing thumbs up to anyone who's watching, although nothing else is shown.

RELATED: Death Stranding 'Bridges' Poster Tease

We are also riddled with the question that if we are going to see some more celebrity appearances in the next event for the game. Up until now, we know that film director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), actors Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) are already tied with this project, which made everyone curious. Hopefully, E3 2018 will introduce another renowned celeb linked with to increase the hype. It could be Emily O'Brien and Troy Baker, who recently joined the game's ever-growing cast.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

A newly leaked image on Reddit suggests that a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle will be out when developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony will release their PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man later this year. This upcoming superhero title is one of the most anticipated games of 2018 and what we saw from gameplay and other revealed footage, this game is going to be a blast for fans with a very unique experience, which they have been longing for.

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit Revealed

As a result of the last decade filled with superhero films that rules box office worldwide with an iron fist, everyone is little more interested now-a-days whenever something new comes out from this genre. Despite dominating movies and TV, the term is still a bit less popular in video games. To take over this particular industry, Marvel has officially established Marvel Games to make sure they create more triple-A video game titles and that begins with Insomniac GamesSpider-Man.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

When the allegedly leaked promotional image of a spectacular Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle showed up on Reddit, it quickly drew attention from all hardcore Spidey fans. The picture is of a PlayStation Pro in stylish red color that has the iconic Spider-Man logo in white on it. The bundle comes with a DualShock 4 controller in a matching color scheme of red and black just like the console itself. Though it doesn't mention the amount of hard-disk drive space it has but we are assuming it will have one terabyte.

Rumor: Alleged Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle leaked. [Image] from r/PS4


RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

Image of a limited edition PlayStation Pro bundle getting leaked online before any official announcement is not something new anymore. Before the release of another PS4-exclusive God of War, a featured bundle was seen online before Sony could even let people know about it. You should also keep it in mind that, since the leak has no authenticity, it can also turn out to be a fake. So, any assumption you make in your mind, make sure you do it with a grain of salt in advance.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

Another small detail makes us skeptical about whether the image is fan-made because of how it says “PS4: Pro”, whereas Sony doesn't use colon in their official branding for PS4 Pro but we cannot even rule out the possibility of a typo here. You may also remember of another leak of a cover of Resident Evil: “Revelaitons”, which even got Capcom irked back then but eventually turned out to be true after all. If that is the case here, then Sony still have time to fix their error now.

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

Although it would be very surprising to have a Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle because Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of Sony’s biggest release on 2018. Sony’s upcoming action-adventure zombie-survival game Days Gone and The Last of Us Part II are also expected to have their own themed bundle when they release on 2019. As release date for the game approaching nearby, Insomniac is revealing more and more about this project of theirs. Perhaps we are looking at the potential beginning of Marvel Games Universe of the future.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

Santa Monica Studio's legendary action-adventure title God of War sold over 3.1 million units within 3 days, winning players and critics alike.

Two years ago, we learned that a brand-new installment from God of War series is being developed and fans were all very excited. Now that developer Santa Monica Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment finally dropped the new game, not only it achieved huge critical acclaim from everyone in general but it also became very commercial successful title at the same time by selling over 3.1 million units within just 3 days of its release and became the fastest-selling PlayStation 4-exclusive ever.

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God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

RELATED: God of War Ending Explained

God of War is launched on April 20, Friday and game’s opening weekend saw millions of dedicated fans lunging on for the title to join Kratos in his latest adventure as he returns to fandom after five long years. This father-son dynamic of Kratos and Atreus truly works it charm for this reinvention of one of most iconic series out there. This truly inspiring support for the game also took it above in ranks among other PS4-exclusives released by Sony till date. This clearly shows that Kratos may have aged but he still packs a punch.

Previously, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from Naughty Dog came out in 2016 and held record for being a fastest-selling exclusive in North America. This particular game managed to sell 2.7 million copies worldwide but even that took seven days to attain. Another title from their studio, The Last of Us has shipped 3.4 million copies for PlayStation 3 in three weeks. Last year, Guerrilla Games released action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn came in with an impressive sales figure of 2.6 million units in two weeks after launch.

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Dynamic Father-Son Duo

RELATED: God of War Combat System Explained

In an interview, creative director Cory Barlog revealed that it took him five long years to finish this project and he has figured out plans for five more games of the series, which quickly become news. With Santa Monica Studio's release of the current title, many fans predicted that there would be at least two other installments to explore more from our dynamic father-son duo but no one has saw that coming. So, it will be fun to experience those and we probably won't have to wait five years for each title this time.

Following 2013’s God of War: Ascension, Kratos has returned once again in this year's God of War title, which is also a soft-reboot of the series. Since, he was done with massacring all gods of Greek mythology; he and his son Atreus have established his enmity with Norse gods. The emotional journey that began at the beginning of this game after the death of his wife now becomes another blood feud that has still long way to go.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For May 2018

One quarter of the year 2018 is just gone like that and Sony Entertainment is back with new free games for their PlayStation Plus subscribers. We got our dose of action-adventure with Mad Max and felt a bit of rush with racing game TrackMania Turbo last month. Both of them were fun and since May is almost upon us, we expect new games, which is exactly what we are going to get like always. So, brace yourselves and take a look at the overall list of free games.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For May 2018

Our first pick for May 2018 will be an interactive drama action-adventure Beyond: Two Souls from developer Quantic Dream and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment. These are the same guys who are bringing upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Detroit: Become Human. The story of the game revolves around young Jodie Holmes, who had a psychic link with a supernaturally powerful entity named Aiden since birth. Soon, Department of Paranormal Activity gets involved, which builds the psychological action thriller atmosphere of the game.

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Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, we got platform video game Rayman Legends from Ubisoft as the fifth mainline release from Rayman series. There is a four-player co-op and online challenge mode, making this a game for all ages and a worthy addition to your collection. Rayman and friends are back after a century to save the day from Bubble Dreamer's nightmares. Except for debuting on Nintendo Switch, the game was released on almost every platform available out there following a 2013 release.

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Rayman Legends on PlayStation Plus Free Games

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

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PlayStation 3)
  • Eat Them! (PlayStation 3)
  • King Oddball, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4)
  • Furmins (PlayStation Vita)

That's just about everything we had for this month from the May 2018 line from PlayStation Plus. Also, don't forget that all members have an exclusive offer for them and that applies for all new subscribers and the existing ones. You can save 10% on monthly subscription fee for Spotify Premium, if you just sign up from your PlayStation 4. That's a great way of getting unlimited music and having gaming experience at the same time.

Marvel’s Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit Revealed

Spidey’s Avengers: Infinity War suit is in Marvel’s Spider-Man as a pre-order bonus for Sony's PlayStation 4.

Following the announcement came for the date of release of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games and Sony are both having a wonderful time. Fans have expressed their overwhelmingly positive response towards the cover story on Game Informer magazine and all those cool collectors's edition that comes along with the game. We know that pre-order bonus includes three variant suits in a Spidey Suit pack and it's time for us to take a look at the second suit.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit Revealed

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

After showing off the Spider-Punk suit previously, the Iron Spider Suit is revealed now, which is loosely based on inspired by Avengers: Infinity War from Marvel Studios.




RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

The hype for Infinity War is real and players who would like to get their hands on the Iron Spider suit should make sure that they get early access by pre-ordering Marvel’s Spider-Man. Both Insomniac Games and Sony hooked up Marvel Games, and Marvel Studios to blast their fans with this awesome surprise. Some of the theaters will even show you the video above before they play the movie after it releases worldwide on April 27. If you are lucky enough, you can experience that too.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

Fans worldwide are all pretty excited to see their favorite web-slinger hitting the big-screen with other heroes of MCU for first time, wearing his Iron Spider suit when the movie hits theater and among them who owns a PlayStation 4 has the chance to unlock a version of suit from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War for themselves. To make sure this happens, the studios involved in the movie have given access to the developers so that the one we are going to see in-game is true to its source material.

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Avengers – Infinity War Inspired Iron Spider Suit

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

Insomniac Games have looked up for sources from different comics and all the live-action movies released so far to take inspiration for a brand-new Spider-Man that they are bringing in the upcoming title. Now whether you pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man from PlayStation Store or from your nearest retailer, we suggest you do it fast to ensure your very own Spidey Suit pack. Aside from unique looks, each suit has a special suit power that you can access when you play the game.

Friday, April 20, 2018

God of War Ending Explained

At this point we are way past the argument whether to call it God of War 4 or just simply God of War as its developers intended for us to do, because Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive did a great job with their semi-reboot of the series with a completely different era for Kratos. The overall setting is changed, gameplaying style has been revamped and a secondary character added to the fold for an all-new take.

Not only Kratos and his son Atreus goes up against gods and mystical characters, we see some deep character bonding among them two. That's a nice way to appeal your game to a newer generation, who will come to appreciate the series the same as veteran fans who grew up playing the previous installments. If you think God of War is just a button-mashing title then prepare to change your opinion very soon. The game did not receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from all over for nothing.

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God of War Ending Explained

According to Creative Director Cory Barlog, God of War will take 25-35 hours of your time to complete. So, our friendly advice is that you should go and play the game before you advance any further because we are about to go spoiler-filled discussion from here on. If you still go any further, just remember that you have been warned.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR GOD OF WAR.

Years have passed since he slew the Olympian gods, Kratos now has changed. He is out for a journey with his son to pay final respects to his wife and Atreus’ mother Faye, who wanted her ashes to be spread from top of tallest mountain among Nine Realms. Before they could embark their perilous journey, they are met by a “Stranger” who starts a fight with Kratos. Soon enough, it is revealed that he feels no pain, which makes him practically invincible and he happens to be a Norse god.

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Baldur, The Stranger

Throughout the entire game, this guy keeps interrupting Kratos and his boy in their quest and it turns out he is a son of Odin named Baldur. There is also a witch who helps around the father-son duo in their journey throughout for some mysterious reason. Her name is Freya and she is another character from Norse mythology we will know more in a bit. It was the time when Kratos and his son go to see Freya for resurrecting Mimir’s head when we learn that she too, is a god.

Mimir requests the God of War to kill him as he was being tortured by Odin himself and Freya is his wife. Also, she happens to be the mother of Baldur, who is unkillable because of a spell his mother cast on him so that nothing from Earth can harm him except one; mistletoe. The spell also took his ability to feel anything at all, which is the sole reason why he picks up fight with Kratos so that he can finally feel pain and die.

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The Death of Baldur

Atreus had some special mistletoe arrows in his possession that he received from blacksmith Sindri as a gift. Freya saw those when resurrecting Mimir and instantly frightened for Baldur's life. This is because, her son can be killed with these arrows, which she wanted to avert anyhow and demanded that Atreus burn them all. However, burning mistletoe arrows did not stop the inevitable at all in the end. Baldur was actually after Faye who was from Jotunheim and he ended up mistakenly attacking them because they were carrying her ashes.

In his final encounter with them, the spell on Baldur is broken when he is hit by a mistletoe arrow from Atreus. Upon defeating him, Kratos spared his life when Atreus convinced him to do so but an enraged Baldur then confronts his mother Freya. For cursing his life by trying to interfere with it he attempts to strangle her when Kratos was forced to intervene and ended up killing him by snapping his neck. Freya was willing to die to make things right but now that her son is dead, she swears vengeance upon God of War.

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The Frost Giant Prophecy

After she is gone, Kratos begin telling Atreus his own story of how he came to become who he is today from Sparta to be a god and slaying many other gods that eventually led him to kill his own father Zeus. Too shocked at this revelation, his young son muses if this is what all gods ends up doing and is it the destiny of all gods after all! His father begs to differ and suggests that they can all be better by learning from their mistakes. What he did not know then is that by killing Baldur, he actually prompted Ragnarok sooner than it was meant to be and that is by at least 100 winters.

Now that both Baldur and Freya out of their way, they reach to Jotunheim to find the tallest mountain top and fulfill their quest to honor Faye's last wish. There, they learn from a broken mural that she was actually one of the giants. Interestingly enough, it also foretold everything that has happened so far from when they begin this journey and came across everyone in their path including World Serpent Jörmungandr, the blacksmith brothers and even the final battle with Baldur.

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Story of Atreus

Could it be that Faye actually wanted both Kratos and Atreus to know about her own origin and so she requested for them to do this? Well, possibly. Because, his mother and her people actually named him Loki and this journey was all about discovering his roots. There was another piece of art that Kratos missed on his first time which depicts a grown-up Atreus holding his dead father in arms but whatever mystery that suggests will possibly revealed in a sequel.

Whatever new direction God of War wants to go from fighting Nordic gods and monsters in its future sequels are more than a few. Since the original trilogy of the franchise was based on Kratos taking on key-figures from Greek mythology and by that end, he ended up killing them all. This rebooted series begins into the heartland of Norse mythology and it is quite needless to say that Odin will probably be the ultimate antagonist of this new series. Although, he was never shown throughout the game but his family members and those who know him were all over.

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Hammer of Thor

To back that up, the god of thunder; Thor shows up at their doorstep in the game's secret ending, when Kratos and Atreus returns home from their journey. His brother Baldur is dead now, his sons Magni and Modi are not alive as well, so he has enough reason to be pissed at them and seeking vengeance for all the right reasons. That is a very solid teaser in advance for the next game whether it turned out to be God of War 2 or God of War 5. Interesting thing will be to see how they tie up Loki being his adopted brother according to Norse legacy.

Also, Ragnarok is teased and that means a great event that will bring the ending of all. If prophecy follows, Odin and Thor are going to die along with Loki, unless Kratos somehow finds another way for his son. Until that all unfolds to us, you can enjoy God of War, which is currently available worldwide for playing exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

As one of this year's most anticipating game and a PlayStation 4-exclusive, Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment could have more potential than you think. With that being said, players are already pointing out a possibility of the title to become a new platform for an all-new Marvel Games Universe. When executive creative director Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games was asked about it, he neither confirmed nor denied about it.

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

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

Marvel Cinematic Universe has started their journey in 2008 with the very first live-action Iron Man movie and now ten years after, we are headed for Avengers: Infinity War. While all these movies has been building a new fan-base for these popular characters, Marvel Games has been trying to keep up with these blockbuster films by introducing the same characters into newer video game titles on various platforms at the same time.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

This is a great strategy for cross-promotions but they need to improve their attempts to keep par with the level of MCU. Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game for PS4 may be offering Marvel Games that window to create their very own shared universe that can really be a game-changer for good. With Rosemann spending the last two decades with this company, he could become the next Kevin Feige for an all-new, all-different Marvel Games Universe and fans won't be less happier if that happens.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Possible Release Date

All these coy about creating a new shared universe for Marvel Games is important for them right now as they don't want players to lose focus from what's right ahead at this moment, which is Marvel's Spider-Man. The impending success of the project will better determine for what awaits in the future. Matter of fact is, MCU did the same thing by taking care of what task was at hand but then again, they sure dropped little hints every now and then, ultimately leading us to The Avengers film in 2012.

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Road to Avengers: Infinity War

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

So, even if you see any reference of names and locations playing as Spidey in New York, that necessarily doesn't mean other characters are gonna pop up and interact with him. In fact, if you are a Marvel fan, then all of this should be pretty normal for a Spider-Man game. Because, that is the New York he lives in and patrol around to protect. It is already established that we are getting a brand-new version of Spider-Man who indeed is Peter Parker but a mode edged, experienced version of the character that is slightly different than his comic-book counterpart.

RELATED: Marvel Video Games Will Create Original Stories

A brand-new Avengers game is also in development at Square Enix that we came to know of from last year. Who knows that these two games won't eventually crossover in some manner? They are following the formula of engaging true Marvel-fans with development of these games, which is very important to create an interconnected universe. It would be great to Spider-Man, Marvel's most popular character leading the path towards that future.