Showing posts with label Sony Entertainment. Show all posts
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Monday, July 27, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August 2020 to add Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockdown.

Newest lineup of PlayStation Plus free games for August 2020 has been announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment lately. Monthly subscribers will get access to a brand-new title on launch day and a critically-acclaimed classic.

Sony is offering $10 credit on PS Store to celebrate their 10th anniversary of PS Plus online services for select members and handing out rewards in such way would help them avoid common criticism of already owning free games.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2020

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A modern-day remaster featuring single-player campaign mode of 2009 first-person shooter game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered was launched back in March 2020 and is now joining PS Plus for next month.

A quirky multiplayer online party game for up to 60-person, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a light-hearted battle royale from developer Mediatonic where you bend and bounce through many obstacles to win co-op challenges.

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MW2 Remastered will become available to subscribers on July 28 and Fall Guys will make its worldwide PS4 debut on August 4, 2020. Sony is also giving away a limited time free PS4 theme for supporting PS Plus service for over a decade.

Meanwhile, you can pick up either of or both NBA 2K20 and Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration from PlayStation Plus free games for July. All members of PS Plus are allowed to download and play these two titles until August 3, 2020.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Rumored to Include Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster

Latest rumor suggests that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be bundled with free Marvel's Spider-Man remaster.

Back in June, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment made a surprise announcement for upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales at PlayStation 5 Reveal Event.

Although not a complete sequel and just a standalone experience worth 8-10 hours of gameplay, Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS5 will be arriving bundled with a copy of Marvel's Spider-Man remaster, according to recent report.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Rumored to Include Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster

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Latest rumor regarding Spider-Man: Miles Morales originated on Reddit, where user 77good123 posted an alleged screenshot of an article from Game Informer magazine that briefly talks about a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man.

Insomniac Games has yet to officially confirm whether they are shipping Miles Morales with a free copy of Spider-Man PS4 remaster and they never even talked about working on an updated version of original Marvel's Spider-Man as well.

RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

Reddit user 77good123 posted an image taken out of Game Informer magazine that you can see below.

This was in my gameinformer magazine.... correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t remember a Spider-Man remaster being announced.... from r/playstation


RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

Sony previously used original Spider-Man game to showcase amazing power of their next-gen console hardware for a comparison of loading times between PS4 and PS5 systems, where the latter made loading screen almost non-existent.

Insomniac and Sony are counting on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales big time to be a seller of newest gaming console this holiday season, featuring titular teenager hero from Brooklyn on first official box art for future PlayStation 5 games.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Release in Holiday 2020

Insomniac's hugely successful 2018 Spider-Man game has led PS4 player community to expect a follow-up title for next-gen console and even though not a traditional sequel, Miles Morales will be a spin-off like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

In essence, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a companion game to its 2018 predecessor and adding a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man would only add greater value for fans to purchase a copy on PlayStation 5 at launch on holiday 2020.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

PlayStation Store Summer Sale 2020

Sony is offering up to 60% discounts in Summer Sale 2020 for select PS4 games at PlayStation Store, until August 19, 2020.

To help you beat the heat this year, annual Summer Sale is going live on PlayStation Store today with a great collection of PlayStation 4 games for amazing discounts and they will be on sale until August 19, 23:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EDT.

Although original promotion says that players can save up to 60%, you might find some title on sale for even bigger discount. Depending on your region, PS Store also brings you big selection of movies at a reduced rate on Summer Sale.

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PlayStation Store Summer Sale 2020

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Dragon Ball fans can have dibs on Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 at 84% less rate than usual to experience non-stop fighting action before jumping on board with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot to become Goku and save 40%.

Some recent releases such as Dreams, Maneater, Persona 5 Royal and Predator: Hunting Grounds will offer you a sweet 25% off. Anime lovers can enjoy a 40% off on both My Hero One's Justice 2 and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4.

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Fan-favorite games like Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, Death Stranding, Disintegration, Hunt: Showdown, Remnant: From the Ashes, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel are up for 40%.

For half of their original retail price you can get Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey, Blasphemous, Civilization VI, Indivisible, MLB: The Show 20, Oninaki, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Tetris Effect, The Outer Worlds and Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

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Other highlights of Summer Sale are Nioh 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Also note that some games may leave PlayStation Store earlier than others, so be sure to check their end date.

By the end of this year, Sony Interactive Entertainment will debut a new console generation with launch of PlayStation 5 and considering an end of PS4 lifespan, Summer Sale this year is undoubtedly the most exciting one with best offers.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

Insomniac confirms Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be running at 4K resolution in 60 FPS on PS5.

A spin-off sequel to Marvel's Spider-Man, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales to focus on Brooklyn based teenager Miles Morales taking up his mantle of friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Given how watching Spidey get into action is a visual treat for fans, developer Insomniac Games announces that Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be playable on PlayStation 5, at 4K resolution and in 60 FPS via an optional Performance Mode.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Performance Mode Will Run at 4K, 60 FPS

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Sony Interactive Entertainment allowed their first-party developers to offer players higher frame rate or better resolution. Marvel's Spider-Man was smoothly running at 30 FPS on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.

Insomniac has yet to clear out what compromises will be made to get 4K/60 FPS output for Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It could very well be that turning on Performance Mode will disable real-time ray tracing and other rendering effects.

RELATED: Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

Insomniac revealed this latest news regarding Spider-Man: Miles Morales on official Twitter account today.


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Insomniac Games was able to perfectly portray fluidity of Spider-Man swinging through New York City in first game. With newest features of next-gen consoles available, developers surely will be able to up the ante even more this time.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was revealed last month during PlayStation 5 Digital Event, releasing on holiday 2020. Although a standalone game, Miles Morales will explore a relatively smaller premise than its 2018 predecessor title.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Tom Holland Shares First Set Photo of Uncharted Movie

Actor Tom Holland shares first set photo of Uncharted movie on Instagram as they finally are about to start filming.

For many years, a live-action movie adaptation based on acclaimed action-adventure video game series Uncharted has been abandoned by several directors and numerous delays but that status quo is most likely to change very soon.

Today, British actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) has posted a set photo on Instagram, confirming long-delayed Uncharted movie production finally beginning after a global Coronavirus shutdown.

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Tom Holland Shares First Set Photo of Uncharted Movie

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Holland is cast to play the role of a young Nathan Drake in upcoming movie adaptation, which will reportedly be taking inspiration from Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, currently helmed by director Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Zombieland).

Production was supposed to start back in March but was halted only after a day of filming due to COVID-19 outbreak. Now that Coronavirus pandemic is largely brought under control, film production is all set to begin in Berlin very soon.

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Holland recently took Instagram to share an image of his chair on set from filming location that says "Nate".






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Tom will be joined by actor Mark Wahlberg (Pain & Gain, The Departed) who is rumored to play Drake's mentor Victor "Sully" Sullivan. As a fan of titular series, Tom Holland is excited for his role and is inspired by Wahlberg to get into shape.

Given how Uncharted movie production has a history of delays, Sony Pictures is trying to meet a release date set for next year. However, rushing to meet a deadline for a potential Hollywood blockbuster could turn out to be disastrous as well.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Last of Us 2 Had Plans for Ellie to Get a Dog Companion

Naughty Dog had early plans to give Ellie a dog companion and not forcing dog killing necessary.

Even before its release, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has been subjected to a series of controversies and criticisms.

Naughty Dog originally wanted to make The Last of Us 2 a bit more friendly and tone down its overall scale of violence. They even had plans to give her a canine buddy to keep her company while she would go on a murderous rampage.

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The Last of Us 2 Had Plans for Ellie to Get a Dog Companion

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Not only people were pissed at story direction of TLoU2 following a major leak but adding dogs as enemies was another debatable topic, because people couldn't get around the idea of canine brutality even in a post-apocalyptic world.

Things were escalated further when retailers store GameStop decided to promote "Dog Killing" as an in-game feature. Although official statement confirms that killing these guard dogs are optional, it is nearly unavoidable in most cases.

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Sometime players can sneak past them using an opposite direction or being prone to become nearly invisible. However, majority of player community has found themselves in a fight against man's best friend and were forced to kill them.

In a recent interview, game director Neil Druckmann has acknowledged how uncomfortable players might have felt killing dogs but ended up not making it optional since finding a way out of violence will go against The Last of Us 2's story.

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Ellie Dog Companion Concept Art

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Druckmann also revealed idea of a scrapped concept of getting Ellie a dog companion to offer aid during her journey of revenge and bring her items that she will be unable to reach by herself but they gave the dog away to an NPC anyway.

Whether or not Naughty Dog would have allowed players to skip up dog brutality, The Last of Us Part II would still be a very gritty experience given how much stabbing and killing Ellie does eventually in order to get back at her enemies.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

Sony reveals cover art for PlayStation 5 games on shelves, featuring Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Last month, upcoming superhero action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales was announced during PlayStation 5 Event by developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment for holiday 2020 release.

In a sneak peek for how future PS5 games will look like, official box art for Spider-Man: Miles Morales physical copy has been revealed by Sony, starring titular web-slinger hero paying homage to its predecessor title Marvel's Spider-Man.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Box Art Revealed for Next-Gen

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When players are going to pick up PlayStation 5 games this year from store shelves, they will be available in Blu-ray disc inside identical plastic boxes used for PlayStation 4 title and its iconic gradient blue strip is now swapped with white.

Sony is probably matching cover design for PS5 physical boxes to their next-gen console design of black and white. Interestingly, it also has "Only on PlayStation" branding missing while featuring both PlayStation 5 and PS Studios logo.

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Primary launch lineup for PS5 console mostly includes a number of cross-gen titles and Miles Morales is the biggest exclusive that Sony showed off so far, which serves as a follow-up sequel and is a full standalone experience as well.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales sets a year after he discovers his powers and continues as he starts fighting crime in Harlem as a costumed hero, taking cue from Marvel's Spider-Man and The City That Never Sleeps DLC series.

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Marvel's Spider-Man – Miles Morales Official Box Art

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Though video game companies usually makes change to boxes when crossing generations, to make them more noticeable on store and it makes sense for them to do so since there are more than a billion PlayStation 4 games out there.

Sony has yet to reveal a release date and retail price for PlayStation 5 console this holiday season. Other than a few minor changes, general mockup for next-gen box art looks similar to design used for current generation of console.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

Regional prices for Horizon Zero Dawn pre-order has gone up on PC due to VPN abuse from first-world country.

Now that 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn is finally coming to PC via Epic Games Store and Steam, players who never played it are really excited to experience the former PlayStation 4-exclusive in August 2020.

However, pre-order price for Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition for Windows PC platform has radically increased in several countries due to many people trying to purchase their copies from different regions through VPN abuse.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Regional Price for PC Rise Due to VPN Abuse

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In some select countries, players on PC enjoys a lesser price for digital games and people trying to purchase HZD from different regions have now caused regional price to gone up significantly in Argentina, China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

Recently shared in threads on ResetEra and Reddit, players from affected countries decided to address this important issue and detailed how such practice from people in rich countries can actually hurt others from less fortunate territories.

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ResetEra member Hikari_Ryu expressed frustration over VPN abuse to purchase game from other regions.

I know there's a thread about HZD coming to steam, but this is more about regional pricing and how people from rich countries can screw over poor counties by taking advantages of it.

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When pre-order for Horizon Zero Dawn became available on Steam, it was originally priced 539 pesos in Argentina, an equivalent of $7.62. Within next 24 hours or so, that price point has reached to 2100 pesos, which equals to $93.82.

Argentina and many other countries face high inflation numbers every year, making hardware more expensive than Western territories. Only good thing they have in terms of gaming is competent regional prices that people are abusing now.

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Many people lining up to buy the game cheap using VPN has apparently encouraged Sony to shot up its overall retail price. Whereas prices are drastically raised in Argentina by 289%, there was a 357% increase in Turkey and 301% for Russia.

Horizon Zero Dawn from developer Guerrilla Games is debuting on PC next month and will be published by PlayStation Mobile. Players will get their hands on Horizon base game, Frozen Wilds DLC expansion and all downloadable content.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us Part II character is getting death threats over her role of Abby.

Ever since major plot point of PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title The Last of Us Part II was leaked online, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has been facing serious backlash from fan-community.

Upon launch, players start review-bombing TLoU2 on Metacritic and bashing its plot over at dedicated sub-Reddit. A small group of people took it too far by sending online death threats to Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us 2.

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The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING THE LAST OF US PART II.

TLoU2 has created a massive rift among its fans that are divided over Naughty Dog's treatment of a fan-favorite character and entire plot. If killing off previous protagonist Joel Miller was not enough, they had to make his last moments miserable.

Many are pissed at newly introduced playable character Abby who is responsible for his death and for being forced to play as her. Their frustration has led online backlash towards Abby's voice Laura Bailey and she recently opens up about it.

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Bailey recently posted a couple of screenshots of her inbox on Twitter, publicly revealing multiple death threats and series of unending harassment directed at her over her portrayal of Abby, most hated character in The Last of Us Part 2.

Now getting angry towards a forcefully inserted character is somewhat understandable and common for gaming industry consumers but such egregious behavior towards anyone over a fictional video game property is not acceptable at all.

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Laura Bailey has posted a screenshot of threats she is receiving for The Last of Us 2 on social media lately.


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To spare uninitiated fans of The Last of Us II spoilers, Bailey redacted some parts of those messages and showed off how bunch of people got worked up by a role she played that they threat her with harm and even death upon her.

People who are harassing Laura Bailey really need to learn to separate fiction and reality to avoid cases like this to spare actors who had nothing to do with a characters' actions in-game other than simple portrayal and leave her alone.

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Jocelyn Mettler, who is a former Naughty Dog employee and served as face model for Abby didn't receive any abusive threats. She worked as a support visual effects artist for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and now works at Beyond-FX.

Thankfully, many fans came to show support for her on Twitter, which she acknowledged in a reply Tweet. The Last of Us Part II has seemingly made people forget that Laura Bailey is just an actor who played her part and not Abby in real life.