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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Uncharted Movie Release Date

Starring actor Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake, Uncharted movie gets a holiday 2020 release date.

Although video game movie genre has seen tough times in Hollywood for decades, films like Detective Pikachu and Rampage is bringing a wind of change, which helped live-action Uncharted movie adaptation to get back on road.

After bringing director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) and actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) on board, Sony Pictures have now announced a release date set for December 18, 2020.

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Uncharted Movie Release Date

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Tom Holland will be starring in lead role playing as protagonist Nathan Drake and people are really excited to see his portrayal of the character. Serving as a prequel, the story will focus on young Drake meeting with Victor Sullivan.

Seeing how well audience have received his new version of Spider-Man, Sony immediately hired Tom for their project and originally, Holland was to work with director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) but he left the project last year.

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At D.I.C.E. Summit last year, Neil Druckmann, creative lead of developer studio Naughty Dog revealed that he visited Trachtenberg and talked to Levy regarding Uncharted and The Last of Us movies based on their video game franchise.

Picking up holiday 2020 release window gives Uncharted movie a rare benefit of not having to compete with any Star Wars or superhero movies from DC and Marvel but will pit against West Side Story remake by renowned director Steven Spielberg.

Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

Free DLC for PS4-exclusive game Days Gone brings Survival Mode difficulty, Weekly Challenges and much more.

Even before releasing action-adventure survival horror game Days Gone for PlayStation 4, developer SIE Bend Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment announced its free post-launch DLC to arrive on June 2019.

Regardless of its fair share of flaws, members of PS4 community are giving out quite a positive response and players will have more reasons to get back to ride along with Deacon St. John, now that more free content is on their way from today.

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Days Gone Free DLC Out Now

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Take a quick look at what Bend Studio has bundled in for you in brand-new DLC pack and then dive straight into it.




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First of all, Survival Mode has been added to test your skills and it is an improvement of current hard mode. Surviving in wilderness will be more difficult than ever but there are new bike skins and trophies as rewards for beating the difficulty.

Those relentless Freaker enemies harder are than before and worst part is, you simply cannot get by them with Fast Travel. An immersive HUD removes all enemy awareness indicators and that just increases tension of getting swarmed at any time.

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Generally, players will not be seeing the HUD at all times but you can use Survival Vision to briefly activate it. Weekly Challenges are coming later in June regarding bike, combat or horde and each with their unique rules to play.

For completing these tasks, players would receive wearable patches that give gameplay perks like extended health, quicker stamina recharging, less focus cost, better durability for melee weapon, gun accuracy and much more.

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Weekly Bike Challenges

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Moreover, you can stack these advantages and carry over patches to main game if you wish to. Options to get rank and earn credits to purchase character or bike skins and get wearable Rings for more effective gameplay perks are also there.

Though you can benefit from wearing Rings to get better at challenges, a player can only equip Deacon with two of them at once. Player are to adept themselves with more tactical decisions and most importantly, Rings do not carry over to main game.

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Bend Studio has planned out 12 challenges to release on 12 weeks, which will definitely increase its replay value to fans. Despite what many outlets were telling about the game, it already outsold God of War in Japan within one month of its launch.

Days Gone free DLC opens up new opportunities to get a better score with new rewards by replaying challenges over and over. Players can compete with each other against friends or anyone else online through leaderboards.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PlayStation Now Adds Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and More

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered and more titles are added in June 2019 to Sony's game-streaming service PS Now.

On June 2019, PlayStation Now members are getting ten new games in an ever-expanding library of titles to stream. They are adding more exciting games each month to have their regular valued subscribers engaged and happy.

Sony Entertainment now has a varied and vast collection for their game-streaming service PS Now and over 300 of them are available to download on PC or PlayStation 4, which also includes a slew of titles from PS2 platform as well.

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PlayStation Now Adds Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and More

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Leading its charge back to Mount Doom, a top pick for June turns out to be 2014 action-adventure game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor from developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Set in an open-world, Middle-Earth lets you play as Ranger of Black Gate named Talion, who goes on a vengeful journey to forge his own legend. Shadow of Mordor features stealth combat and a unique Nemesis system gameplay mechanic.

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Uncover origins of Talion in a non-canon story of Tolkien universe through a story trailer titled "The Bright Lord".




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As for other remaining PS4 games, Anodyne, Danger Zone, Desert Child, I Am Bread, Inside My Radio, LEGO CITY Undercover, RIVE, Surgeon Simulator and Valkyria Chronicles Remastered has joined PS Now lineup for this month.

Right after it has been added to collection, superhero action-adventure game Batman: Arkham Knight from Rocksteady Studios becomes one of the most played PS Now games last month right after basketball simulation title NBA 2K18.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in May 2019

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Members were also busy mostly playing Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, For Honor, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat X, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, Sniper Elite 4 and WWE 2K18 for past couple of month straight.

New sensations to join this race of being most favorite to subscribers are LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, two of them have just picked some traction lately.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Death Stranding May Come to PC

After a timed exclusive period on PlayStation 4, Hideo Kojima's upcoming masterpiece Death Stranding may come to PC.

After action focused PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding has revealed its upcoming release date lately, a new rumor starting spreading around that it may also be coming to PC and that is something people are wondering for a while.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito recently hints on a Twitch stream that the game is speculated to have a timed PS4 exclusivity period of around six months or so and then a PC version is very much possible to happen if not 100% confirmed.

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Death Stranding May Come to PC

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He already established his credentials with sources earlier when he posted the game's release date 24 hours ahead of reveal on Twitter.



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Fucito also reflected on its box art not featuring "Only on PlayStation" branding because DS will probably arrive on PC on a later date but there won't be an Xbox One version. He is not sure if it will remain exclusive for six month or a whole year though.

We have yet to have a confirmation from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment if any of his claims are true but he never has claimed once that any of this information he shared is concrete.

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Even before Kojima Productions and Sony came up with a definitive title for their team-up effort, there was mention of a PC release in a now-deleted Medium Q&A post by EU community manager of PlayStation back in 2015.

That being said, Sony has never marketed Death Stranding as a PS4-exclusive, even in promo arts. Considering how Quantic Dream studio has brought their PlayStation games to PC most recently, there surely is some loophole in exclusivity term.

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Besides, game director Hideo Kojima and his studio are using Decima Engine from Guerrilla Games, which is owned by Sony and Kojima wouldn't be able to resist much if they decide to release the game on PC at a later date.

Antonio Fucito clarified that Death Stranding coming to PC is not 100% confirmed as its release date, which he knew in advance. His speculated solely based on lack of an exclusivity logo on box and initial announcement of 2015 but he is still pretty sure about his claim.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Death Stranding Release Date

Kojima Productions have released new Death Stranding trailer for PS4 and it will be available on November 8.

For long, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by legendary video game director Hideo Kojima has kept itself from dropping new images or footages but then came an announcement for something big on May 29.

Today, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally made an anticipated reveal of a brand-new gameplay video and its official release date, which is set to arrive on November 8, 2019 for PS4.

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Death Stranding Release Date

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During a live-stream on Twitch channel for PlayStation, new Death Stranding video unearthed with more details.




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An almost nine minute-long trailer opens up with protagonist Sam Porter Bridges wandering around in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by mysterious entities only referred to as BTs and society has been collapsed long ago.

We see brief glimpse of gameplay here and there that showcases Sam engaging with enemies in hand-to-hand combat and even using stuffs at his disposal. Mechanics that are solely focused on helping him on exploration are also shed lights onto.

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French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) is playing a character named Fragile who is confronted by Higgs, played by Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6), who is leader of a separatist group called "Homo Demons".

First look at actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) playing a mysterious character named Die-Hardman is revealed and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) appears as Deadman.

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Death Stranding Standard Edition

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New character Mama and Heartman are being played by actress Margaret Qualley (Death Note, The Leftovers) and Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) respectively in their yet to be specified important roles.

Amelie was probably someone who was trying to find "Strand" or connection before Sam and is played by Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) while Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) portrays Cliff.

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Death Stranding Special Edition

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Sam is obviously portrayed by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead), who is working in teams with Die-Hardman and Deadman. He uses a Bridge Baby to perhaps maintain link between past and present just in case.

Cliff is first shown to have been talking to one of the Bridge Babies before becoming a black-goo soaked revenant-like entity with a connection to something greater than himself but apparently, Higgs too can access the same link.

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Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition

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Standard Edition of the game offers a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar as an instant pre-order bonus and a PS4 Dynamic Theme upon launch aside from the base game as well as a few gold versions of in-game items like Speed Skeleton and Armor Plate.

Special Edition comes in a Steelbook case for the price of $69.99 only and digital content like a gold Ludens Mask, original soundtrack and BTS videos. Digital Deluxe Edition is worth $79.99 only and includes better versions of in-game goodies mentioned above.

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Death Stranding Collector's Edition

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Finally, Collector's Edition features everything above including BB Pod Statue, BRIDGES Cargo Case and Ludens Keychain for just $199.99. Sony Music is currently working to create a complete album for the world of Death Stranding.

Death Stranding looks more complicated than ever even with all those new details are dropped right now and is currently up for pre-order on PlayStation Store with unique in-game digital bonuses for reserving your copy in advance. 

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Sonic Mania for the month of June 2019.

Lately, Sony Entertainment has been failing to keep up with expectation of PlayStation Plus monthly subscribers with their somewhat decent to barely mediocre titles in their monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for past few months.

However, they might have actually listened to their community and having a look at their current offering, it is rather safe to say that PS Plus members would have a better experience this month of June than what they had in May.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2019

Get a brief look at what greatness awaits ahead of you this month, will be available to download from June 4.




June is looking forward to start with some unchecked mayhem off planet and that is because Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is the first draft pick of this month from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games.

Bundled together Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one, it also includes all DLC packs from both titles mentioned above, local multiplayer, cross-save from PlayStation 3 and of course, delivered in high definition remaster.

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Secondly, there is 2017 platform game Sonic Mania that still is very much rooted in its 2D side-scrolling past. Expect to experience everything from classic stages, fast paced gameplay and co-op multiplayer mode for two players from it.

With his trusty companion Knuckles and Tails at his side, this blue hedgehog of super speed going up against their arch-enemy Doctor "Eggman" Robotnik and new robotic enemies while chasing after collectible golden rings on a constant.

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Sonic Mania on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Despite Overcooked and What Remains of Edith Finch from last month both being pretty decent titles of their own right, many PS Plus subscribers were disappointed for what they got since Sony is no longer offering PS3 or Vita games.

Given how everyone is hyped up for upcoming Borderlands 3 and will all that craze regarding live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, Sony made a great lineup for PS Plus subscribers on June 2019 against the price of their subscription this month.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

A modder has come up with an enemy control feature hack that would allow you to play as enemies in Bloodborne.

Although modding is a fairly familiar concept to players on PC platform, sometime skilled modders find a way to hack into games on consoles and one such event has happened recently with 2015 PlayStation 4-exclusive title Bloodborne.

An Australian modder named Lance McDonald has hacked into the code of From Software game to find a backdoor that would allow him to take control over beastly creatures roaming in Yharnam to learn its behind-the-scene secrets.

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Bloodborne Hack Lets You Play as Enemies

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McDonald previously hacked into action RPG game Dark Souls III to unearth secrets like an early version of Consumed King, Oceiros holding his young boy Ocelotte during a fight and more that were eventually cut off from final release.

His latest mod will let player take over any enemy or even bosses just by locking on to them, thus enabling you to wander around your surroundings and having a completely different perspective of how those creatures work.

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In his first Tweet, McDonald displays how he swapped control of an enemy with The Hunter to practically test it out.



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Developers have deactivated such options before shipping their finished product but he used these functions from debug menu and though they were originally built for testing controls, it is fun to see them work in real-time.

However, one may never actually finish the entire Bloodborne game using his enemy control feature since they are unable to climb ladders or even hurt other monsters ad going too far away from player would cause them to despawn.

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He showed more usage of a debugging feature he found within in a follow-up Tweet to access more in-game enemies.



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With a plan to test out this interesting feature in other From Software games, McDonald added enemy control into action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and then shared a video clip of his successful progress on Twitter as well.



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Instead of simply locking onto an enemy to immediately taking control of them, McDonald decided to come up with a special button combination that would require for players to press when they wished to control them and that is hard.

This perhaps is one of his most recent works but Lance McDonald has been working on mods for several From Software titles that he shares on his YouTube channel on a regular basis and enabling other content creators to work with those.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PlayStation State of Play May 2019

May 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features update on anticipated new PS4 releases.

After having their first-ever State of Play broadcast stream back in March, Sony Interactive Entertainment has returned once again with its second episode to showcase announcements for some of the anticipated upcoming PlayStation titles.

Some of these upcoming PS4 games are what keeping everyone on edge of their seats. Compared to their last show, May 2019 is relatively short and straight to the point while also faring a lot better than its first episode in terms of fan-reaction.

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PlayStation State of Play May 2019

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Indulge yourself into the newest State of Play stream that comes bearing some of 2019's biggest announcements.




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Predator: Hunting Grounds | Announced




One of the deadliest creatures from sci-fi action horror genre we came across on movies was undoubtedly big-game hunting Predator that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch Schaefer has tussled with in 1987 live-action movie.

Now, developer IllFonic is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to bring back that suspense feel of the hunter, who would stalk and kill its prey in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds that will arrive on 2020 for PS4.

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MediEvil | Release Date




Back in October 2018, a PS4 remake for action-adventure hack and slash game MediEvil was announced by developer SIE Worldwide Studios and Sony has revealed its official release date to be this Halloween on October 25, 2019!

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a chance at redemption but Sir Daniel Fortesque gets his chance after death. So, he is returning in an all-new glory this year wielding his enchanted sword at his enemies to liberate Gallowmere from an undead invasion.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake | Teaser Trailer




A high-definition remake of action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake is long overdue now that it was announced back in E3 2015 and developer/publisher Square Enix confirmed that it would arrive sometime before 2023.

Newest spectacular look at FFVII brings back a lot of memory and seeing Aerith and Cloud together is priceless. While teasing us with a glimpse for now, producer Yoshinori Kitase promised to reveal more in June, probably in E3 2019.

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Away: The Survival Series | Announced




Ever wondered about seeing wildlife through perspective of one of its inhabitant and experience how it is out there? Because developer/publisher Breaking Walls is offering you a chance to journey into the wild in Away: The Survival Series.

Coming soon on PlayStation 4, you will be stepping into a world full of danger and opportunity as a Sugar Glider. In your quest for survival, many dangerous creatures of animal kingdom will come cross within wilderness and would make things interesting.

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Riverbond | Gameplay Trailer




Played in dungeon-crawling style, players explore through worlds to slay monsters and collecting treasures by assuming role of a hero character. The game perfectly encapsulates 16-bit era nostalgia and nicely wraps it up with fluid graphics.

Awaiting release for this summer, shoot and slash game Riverbond is designed to experience in four player local co-op adventure and rendered in amazing voxel art style, featuring crossover skins for players from popular indie games.

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Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne | Release Date




On December 2018, developer/publisher Capcom announced a brand-new expansion Iceborne for action RPG Monster Hunter: World. This massive content update takes you into a snow-filled territory and of course explores a new story.

Gameplay reveal trailer for Iceborne offers a quick look at some of its new monsters players would be tussling with once it arrives on September 6, 2019. Fan-favorite monster Nargacuga is returning to give many hunters a tough time when they meet.

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Also, people were apparently less mad at Sony this time since last time their dislike ratio on the presentation on YouTube was double than likes for no reason that mattered and this time, that ratio has been only half of its overall like count.

What we gathered from second State of Play stream is that many are relatively happy upon receiving update on MediEvil and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Plus, many who were waiting for latest news on MHW expansion Iceborne got some more info as well.