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Friday, January 10, 2020

Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

Control and Death Stranding are on top list of nominees at D.I.C.E. Awards, receiving eight nominations each.

Despite being two major contenders for "Game of the Year" accolades for 2019, both Control and Death Stranding ended up losing the crown to action-adventure title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by Japanese studio From Software.

Now those two games are heading to upcoming 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards this award season earning most number of nominations each, to compete against each other over multiple categories including Game of the Year.

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Control and Death Stranding Gets Most Nominations at DICE Awards

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Though started off with a few issues on consoles at launch, reception towards Control was mostly positive. However, that didn't reflect largely when it comes to winning awards and it has won for Best Art Direction at TGA 2019.

On the other hand, social strand genre pioneer Death Stranding was a highly-anticipated title from game director Hideo Kojima following his infamous departure from Konami and has divided audience in terms of reviews.

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These titles are going to be challenging each other for winning on Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Technical Achievement and lastly for Game of the Year categories.

Death Stranding is challenging its worthy rival twice as hard for its place in Outstanding Achievement in Character group with Cliff Unger portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen and Sam Porter Bridges played by Norman Reedus.

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Set to take place on February 13, 2020, awards ceremony for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain has been one of the oldest shows within video game industry that made its debut back in 1998 to honor winners of previous year.

Control and Death Stranding will have their chance at a few more events to win over GOTY. When we are done with D.I.C.E. Awards, there are both Game Developers Choice Awards and New York Game Awards coming this year.

Monday, January 6, 2020

PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

Sony has revealed new official logo for upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console at press event of CES 2020.

In April 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment lead system architect Mark Cerny came out revealing some major PlayStation 5 details and CEO Jim Ryan later announced a possible release window that is set for holiday 2020.

It seemed a lot like Sony is still trying to keep final design of their next-generation console a secret for a little longer but has unveiled official logo for PS5 console, which didn't look like anything unexpected though.

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PlayStation 5 Logo Revealed at Sony CES 2020

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Showed off earlier in Sony's CES 2020 press conference, new logo for PS5 follows their same slick style that they are using since PlayStation 2. They clearly are not showing intention of slowing down in console war anytime soon.

When PlayStation 5 finally arrives this year, it is said to have backwards compatibility to even play games from original PlayStation platform. However, there is no official affirmation of that claim yet as well as a live display of demonstration.

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Even though Sony is holding onto a grand unveiling of their upcoming console, many developers are already working with it. Several leaked image showed how PS5 dev kits look like in past few months with anticipation for some exclusive titles.

Despite many developers are constantly leaning towards working on their next game for newest consoles, it simply won't make PlayStation 4 outdated soon as a bunch of AAA-titles for the platform are going to see release in 2020.

RELATED: PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

With PS4 selling over 100 million units till date and having nearly same number of active players for each month, Sony has filed trademarks for PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10, believing to dominate at least five more console generations.

Sony would likely to drop more information on PlayStation 5 features and launch titles as we march ahead in 2020. Currently, they expect PS5 to have a six to seven years lifecycle and is considering adding a PS5-Pro upgrade at some point.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

Sony loses director Travis Knight for Uncharted movie due to scheduling conflict with actor Tom Holland.

During mid-2019, a definitive release date for live-action Uncharted movie was announced for holiday 2020 that has been long-delayed but then director Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane, Black Mirror) quits project in August.

Afterwards, director Travis Knight (Bumblebee, Kubo and the Two Strings) was hired and he has recently confirmed leaving production as well. Sony Pictures however, still intends to move on with new director on board soon and another date.

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Uncharted Movie Director Travis Knight Exits

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According to reports, it was a lengthy shooting schedule of actor Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming) for next Spider-Man movie that has forced Knight to leave at this phase of development.

Holland will get busy shooting for third Spider-Man film for Marvel Cinematic Universe in summer of 2020. Aside from other project he has, this will create a scheduling problem since Uncharted was set to release on December 18, 2020.

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Sony is trying their best to make a film adaptation of Uncharted for decades that already has a screenplay draft written by Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) and Matt Holloway (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight).

In June 2019, Holland is cast to play a young Nathan Drake alongside actor Mark Wahlberg (2 Guns, Pain & Gain), who will co-star in role of Victor "Sully" Sullivan for Uncharted movie that will serve as a prequel to Uncharted: Drake's Fortune game.

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Regardless of recent departure of Travis Knight, both Holland and Wahlberg remains attached to the project. Following official announcement back in 2007, Sony has seen many directors, stars and writer walking out of the anticipated movie.

Last year in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment launched brand-new PlayStation Productions studio to adapt their popular first-party titles for films and television, which is currently in charge of Uncharted and The Last of Us movie.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for January 2020

For January 2020, PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator.

Entering into a New Year, Sony Entertainment has just announced a brand-new free games lineup for subscribers of PlayStation Plus monthly subscription service in January 2020 and it is stating with a blast for everyone.

From January 7, two new free PlayStation 4 titles will become available to PS Plus members but before they do, you still have a couple of days to enjoy both Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross until January 6, 2020.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for January 2020

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection collects first three installments of acclaimed action-adventure series Uncharted from developer Naughty Dog that literally has revolutionized modern-day storytelling through video games.

Featuring adventures of protagonist and treasure hunter Nathan Drake, players are in for an unbelievable journey throughout the globe to seek extraordinary findings and stay ahead of ruthless foes in all three single-player campaigns.

Then get ready to treat yourself with a healthy dose of chaos and madness in third-person action game Goat Simulator from indie developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios that puts you into the hooves of a goat of destruction.

Feel free to throw yourself at a number of objects that all has intensely accurate physics and enjoy the sheer fun of being carefree about it. You can also lick stuff and drag them around with the goat's tongue wherever you go.

Now that Sony has cancelled giving out PlayStation 3 titles from last year, they are trying to provide value for monthly PS4 free games. Plus, you can always get some exclusive discount at PSN store on purchase of any title for your membership.

When Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator will become available on PlayStation Plus, subscribers will have access over them till February 3. New users can also sign-up for a 14-day free trial period to see if they would like to keep up.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

Sucker Punch reveals a new trailer for Ghost of Tsushima at The Game Awards 2019, coming in summer 2020.

There was no update on upcoming action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima for so long but lately, developer Sucker Punch Productions has announced to release their anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title in summer 2020.

Only days ago, a brief tease was shown at most recent and final episode of State of Play livestream and a full trailer with gameplay footage was confirmed to reveal at The Game Awards 2019, which has just been just rolled out.

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Ghost of Tsushima Coming in Summer 2020

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Witness the journey of a samurai becoming a Ghost to stand opposing all opposing forces to free his people.




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In opening cinematic shot, lead character Jin Sakai stands in way of a small group of Mongol soldiers. Wearing Ghost gears, he explodes a smoke bomb after unsheathing his sword, invoking his enemy to come for him.

He recalls when he was lying on a beach after first Mongolian raid on his homeland earlier and everyone thought him to be dead. Now, he effortlessly takes down all but one and leaves him to inform general Khotun Khan of his arrival.

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Adapting to new ways of fighting, Jin is presumably applying some ninja techniques to wage guerrilla warfare against enemy forces. Throughout his journey, he will acquire a variety of gear and weapons upgrades to face a growing storm.

Though the trailer does offer bits of its plotline and some general gameplay aspects, it most certainly is focused on him eventually becoming the legendary phenomenon "Ghost" that has become a menacing threat for invading army.

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After gameplay reveal back in E3 2018, there was no news from developers for too long and people were concerned whether or not the game is coming to PS4 since next-generation console PlayStation 5 is set to arrive in holiday 2020.

Then players noticed it in latest a live-action commercial for PlayStation 4 and State of Play started teasing fans for a new trailer. The Game Awards finally confirmed its release today for next year as a PS4-exclusive, arriving before PS5 launch.

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Ghost of Tsushima Box Art

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Sucker Punch Productions previously worked on Infamous series for past decade and never really worked on a large-scale game like their current project, which really explains why it took this long for them to get things in right order.

Set around late 13th century, Ghost of Tsushima narrates the journey of lone samurai warrior Jin Sakai who takes a final stand against an invasion of Mongol empire on Tsushima Island that is in ruins following their ruthless first assault.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

PlayStation State of Play December 2019

December 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features latest news on upcoming new PS4 releases.

In their latest and final episode of State of Play livestream for the year 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed a number of upcoming game announcements and important updates for PlayStation 4 platform.

In high anticipation of upcoming reveals, fans were literally sitting on the edge of their couch to see what surprise Sony holds for them. Hopefully it is safe to say that they didn't disappoint at all and long-running rumors were confirmed.

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PlayStation State of Play December 2019

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Be ready to pleasure yourself and take a look at some of the explosive titles that are heading towards PS4 very soon.




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Untitled Goose Game | Release Date




Honking its way to console, everyone's favorite troublemaker from Untitled Goose Game from developer House House and publisher Panic is finally coming to PS4 sooner than you were thinking, scheduled for a launch on December 17, 2019.

This puzzle-stealth indie game has become a new sensation among gamers that has made it to a new platform due to popularity and now time for goose to let loose on an unsuspecting village of people unaware of his mischief.

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Predator: Hunting Grounds | Release Date




Prepare yourself to enter the ultimate hunting ground in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds from developer Illfonic and publisher Sony when it finally arrives on April 24, 2020 for both PS4 system and PC.

When playing as a Predator, you can pick a class that suits your playstyle from Berserker, Hunter or Scout. Either become one of 4-player Fireteam or take role of an extraterrestrial being with extensive hunting skills to prey on each other.

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Babylon's Fall | Gameplay Reveal




During E3 2018 press conference, Japanese developer studio Platinum Games revealed Babylon's Fall as one of their upcoming video game projects that will be released for PS4 in partnership with publisher Square Enix.

An action-packed teaser trailer has come out that offers a first brief look into its gameplay, which adapts a brushstroke-style art for visual is very much rooted into veins of fan-favorite titles like Bayonetta and Nier: Automata.

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Resident Evil 3 | Announced




Although survivor Claire Redfield and rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy has made it out of a zombie-infested Raccoon City, former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine has yet to escape from an army of undead citizens and a relentless bio-weapon.

Following success of Resident Evil 2 Remake from last year, developer/publisher Capcom decided to work on its follow-up title Resident Evil 3, which is already set to come out on April 3, 2020 and available for pre-order now.

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Ghost of Tsushima | Cinematic Tease




After keeping quiet for too long, developer Sucker Punch Productions has finally unveiled a brief cinematic from their upcoming PS4-exclusive action-adventure game Ghost of Tsushima that unfortunately ended too quick.

A full trailer is now set to reveal at The Game Awards 2019 within few days and fans will finally get to see what they have been up to so far and maybe will get an official release date set for next year before PlayStation 5 arrives.

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Ahead of State of Play video presentation went live on YouTube, there were some speculations on Resident Evil 3 Remake after a recent leak from PSN listing and Ghost of Tsushima following a brief appearance in a latest PS4 commercial.

Many of these titles are coming sooner than expected and now all eyes are focused on The Game Awards to spill some more beans. However, there was no mention of what Sony has in stores for their next-gen console PS5 on this episode.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

Following Death Stranding, another PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC next year.

Last month, a new job listing at developer Guerrilla Games have hinted of a possible sequel for action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn in works and was confirmed earlier by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood).

A recent rumor from Russian YouTuber Anton Logvinov suggests that critically-acclaimed 2017 action RPG title HZD is going to see release on PC by February 2020 with an official reveal coming very soon, probably during The Game Awards 2019.

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Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

RELATED: Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Anton Logvinov previously predicted Death Stranding to get a PC release earlier this year, which is built using Decima Engine from Guerrilla as part of a partnership between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Latest masterpiece of Hideo Kojima was revealed to have a PC release back in 2015 in a now-deleted Medium post. However, a PC port of Horizon seems a lot far-fetched idea despite Guerrilla Games being a first-party studio under Sony.

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In his post shared on ResetEra forum, more of what Logvinov stated later was added alongside his claim.

I'm talking to different developers who are making something for the PlayStation 5, and they said to me that Sony warns them "keep the PC version in mind.

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Given both of these titles runs on Decima and DS has already optimized its code for PC for an upcoming transition to a new platform, Sony could be finally pushing to bring popular PlayStation games for platform accessibility.

A major market competitor, Microsoft has been pushing more of their exclusive titles to PC for next-generation consoles. With arrival of PlayStation 5 set for holiday season next year, Sony may very well be changing their strategy as well.

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It would make sense if they want a PC port of their original PlayStation 4 title to draw interest of new players from a different platform because it is highly likely that potential development for a sequel to HZD for PS5 is already ongoing.

Since there are no official word from Guerrilla Games or Sony just yet, rumor of a PC release for Horizon Zero Dawn should be taken with a grain of salt. However, we shouldn't completely rule out its possibility given its credible source.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of December 2019 includes Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame.

As we are heading close to December 2019 and an end of current year, PlayStation Plus free games lineup is getting better than how they started earlier and member are surely having some good time with all those great games.

Two brand-new PlayStation 4 titles will join PS Plus by December 3, 2019 for subscribers to enjoy throughout this holiday season. Both of these games promise to deliver exciting experience even though they are form different genre.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

Titanfall 2 is considered one of the best single-player shooter ever that came out in 2016 from developer Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. It received critical acclaim and won multiple awards that year including Game of the Year.

T2 lets you maneuver mecha-exoskeletons at high-speed in an intense battlefield and players take role of Jack Cooper of Frontier Militia who takes it upon himself to halt launching of a super-weapon in his mentor's Titan BT-7274.

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Titanfall 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Coming up next on PS Plus is a modern day BMX racing game Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame from last year that features official bikes, riders and tracks from original championship sponsored by titular energy drinks.

There is lots of customization option for your bikes and riders with items from various brands and compete with players worldwide. Players can also create and share custom creations with fellow racers online using its Track Editor.

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Monster Energy Supercross on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Members who have somehow unfortunately missed out games from November can still try playing action role-playing game Nioh and psychological survival horror title Outlast 2 as there are still a few days left for next lineup to arrive.

PlayStation Plus subscribers with a PS VR device can enjoy a limited free trial with double XP week on PS4-exclusive first-person shooter game Firewall: Zero Hour that will become available for 24 hours at December 3, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EDT.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

Recent job postings by Guerrilla Games hint at an anticipated sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn for PS5.

Throughout this year, developer Guerrilla Games has celebrated two major milestones for their 2017 action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn; its second anniversary of release on PlayStation 4 and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Back in April 2019, a sequel to HZD was confirmed to be in works by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood) of its Frozen Wilds DLC but now a recent job listing has made it clear that her claims are likely to be true.

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Job Listing Suggests Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel in Development?

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A number of vacancies have been sighted recently on official website of the Dutch developer and they stated for post of a Technical Vegetation Artist, "We have four teams dedicated to creating the stunning environments of Horizon".

Hired designer would require creating vegetation assets for in-game world and it may be for Horizon Zero Dawn 2, unless they are working on new release from Killzone series or RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, which is very much unlikely.

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Besides, HZD had a lush environment full of jungle and freezing forests for most part, which is not a relatable case for their other known IPs. Since they have an established gameplay foundation at hand, HZD2 may see release in 2023.

A single mention of their biggest game and a job posting is not essentially a clear hint for anything related to a sequel but assembling a new crew is clearly an indication of something new that is going to be a platform exclusive.

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Now that Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a release window for PlayStation 5 to be holiday season 2020, there are a lot of rumor and speculations over which titles will make debut on their next-generation console.

Reportedly, many developer studios are already working on their upcoming projects for Sony's new console and even though nothing is officially confirmed yet, it would only make sense for Guerrilla Games to work on a sequel for PS5.

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Despite being a commercial success, HZD only received a single DLC in November 2017 without any follow-up. However, Guerrilla can surely improve over its sequel using improved features of PlayStation 5, while boosting unit sales for the console.

Horizon Zero Dawn launched on February 28, 2017 to receive critical acclaim for character development and a gripping story. It is the fifth best-selling PS4-exclusive title ahead of God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.