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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.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Hits 10 Million Sales

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.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn: Making of Fireclaw

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.

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Board Game Fully Funded

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.

Death Stranding Out Now

Open-world action game Death Stranding from Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available on PS4.

Set in a dystopian supernatural world of near future, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is now available for PlayStation 4.

After society has collapsed in a bizarre series of events, otherworldly creatures known as "Beached Things" has found their way to Earth and pushing it towards mass extinction but not if Sam Porter Bridges can help it.

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Death Stranding Out Now

RELATED: Death Stranding Teaser Trailer

As people living in isolation require supplies, they rely on reputed deliveryman Sam, who works for a company named Bridges. Aside from handing out parcels, he attempts to reconnect United Cities of America under a Chiral Network.

He is aided by his "DOOMs" factor to be aware of mysterious BTs at all times but additionally he carries a Bridge Baby and an Odradek scanner. Sam is handed over his missions by fellow Bridges member Deadman and Die-Hardman.

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Battling Beached Things

RELATED: Death Stranding E3 Gameplay Revealed

Amount of packages you carry out will affect your overall performance but you can always use a bike or steal an enemy truck to reduce trouble. Other than walking on foot, sometime you may have to rely on ladders and ropes on various terrain.

Having too much goods on your back will even hold you back from resisting when BTs will try to drag you out. Handing over these requested cargos would often bring you new cosmetic items, working tools or something to fight them.

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Handling Your Cargo

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Check out Death Stranding official launch trailer below for a better overview of its plotline and gameplay.




RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Basic gameplay mechanics of DS is centered on traversing through uncharted territories while hiding from enemies using stealth. An asynchronous multiplayer mode exists to connect players online through a Social Strand System.

Death Stranding is game by creator Hideo Kojima that is totally unique to its genre and may come as an advanced walking simulator to many because of its slow-pace approach to tell a compelling story of connecting society. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

Bridge Baby from Death Stranding makes its way into open-world survival game Days Gone in latest update patch.

Now that Death Stranding, hotly-anticipated action strand game of 2019 has been released for PlayStation 4, players can finally get a career of making deliveries in a post-apocalyptic world carrying their "Bridge Baby" in a pod.

However, PS4 owners can also go out exploring another dystopian world of survival horror in Days Gone from developer Bend Studio with its newest content update, carrying same theme from latest title of Hideo Kojima.

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Death Stranding Update for Days Gone Live Now

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Recent release of patch 1.6 brings exclusive cosmetic upgrades for free that are unlockable in both starting a new game and game plus mode. Your motorbike tank gets replaced with a BB unit usually carried around by Sam Porter Bridges.

You will be riding Deacon's same drifter bike model but it will be modified with tanks, decals, and frame paint. This probably doesn't give you the same weird vibe of Death Stranding but having BB sucking its thumb inside is pretty close.

RELATED: Days Gone New Game Plus Mode Release Date

An official Tweet from developers have announced release of their newest update with a short preview trailer for it.


RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Instead of being haunted by ghostly creatures known as "Beached Things", players will be running away from hordes of freakers. Whether they are chasing a guy on a bike or a baby in gas tank matters little to these mindless monsters.

Additional fixes include ability to numerously reset Ambush Camps, Hordes, Infestation Zones and Jobs. "Black Friday" leaderboard gets a one-time only reset and number of Freaker ears is increased to let you repurchase ammo and weapons.

RELATED: Days Gone Outsold God of War at Launch in Japan

During development phase of DS, both Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games were working together in collaboration. Bend Studio has contributed as well and now they are introducing gears and items inspired by the game.

Days Gone arranged an unconventional cross-promotion to celebrate launch of Death Stranding that only make sense in a twisted way. Another nice little common ground these two titles have is that they both divided critics and fans upon release.

Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst is moving over as head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios.

As Sony Interactive Entertainment prepares for their next-generation console PlayStation 5 launch in holiday season of 2020, they are making a number of overhauls to shape up future of the company and move to a new direction.

In one such recent move, managing director Hermen Hulst of Dutch video game developer studio Guerrilla Games has been promoted as new head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios, following departure of former studio head Shawn Layden.

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Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst Becomes Head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios

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An official press release reveals that Hulst will join immediately in his new role and take over development of 14 internal studios. Meanwhile, current WWS president Shuhei Yoshida will join a new initiative of supporting independent developers.

PlayStation CEO and President Jim Ryan believe appointing Hulst is a move for Sony moving globally to next generation. He is a European and will be in charge of a major office at PlayStation, which is a proud moment for people in Europe.

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Jim Ryan had more words to add for new head of Sony Worldwide Studios in a continued statement.

Hermen is one of the most effective and well-respected leaders in the video game industry. He is a passionate advocate for the teams he leads and understands how to empower creative talent to build great experiences. I have no doubt Hermen can lead our teams to deliver compelling and diverse experiences at a steady cadence.

RELATED: Death Stranding Out Now

Guerrilla Games is widely known for their work on Killzone series and Horizon Zero Dawn. Most recently, they worked in collaboration with Kojima Productions for their latest release of Death Stranding by lending in-house game engine Decima.

Hermen is a well-respected leader in video game industry and moving him to a new role is part restructuring leadership of PlayStation. Angie Smets, Jan-Bart van Beek and Michiel van der Leeuw are now joint studio heads of Guerrilla Games.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

Current lineup for PS Now streaming service adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for November 2019.

This holiday season, PlayStation Now game-streaming service comes up with a brand-new lineup of exciting games on top of their already huge collection of over 800 games to let its subscribers steam on PC or PlayStation 4.

PS Now members can get their hands on Hollow Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War and Persona 5. Those who didn't sign up yet can get a monthly subscription for $9.99 only or just get a yearly membership for $59.99.

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PlayStation Now Adds Hollow Knight, Persona 5 and Shadow of War

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Award-winning indie action-adventure title Hollow Knight from developer/publisher Team Cherry let you experience a tale of insects and heroes. Players explore through ancient kingdom of Hallownest in metroidvania styled gameplay.

This is a modern spin on classic genre that offers a high level of difficulty as you wander around its bizarre, expanded world. Getting to uncover ancient history beneath, there is much new stuff to discover as titular protagonist Knight.

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Doom, Fallout 4 and More

Expanding upon the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien in Shadow of Mordor, open world action role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is largely praised for its innovative nemesis system and currently has all micro-transactions removed.

Biggest inclusion to PS Now this month remains to be acclaimed role-playing game Persona 5 that hails from developer/publisher Atlus and allows you to play as a member of Phantom Thieves group, possessing power of Persona.

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Borderlands, Rocket League and More

Below is a sizzle trailer for P5 that offers you a brief glimpse of its overall gameplay system and features.




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

Although Hollow Knight is here to stay, both Shadow of War and Persona 5 will be available on the streaming service until February 4, 2020. Sony is likely to create advance hype for Western release of upcoming Persona 5: The Royal next year.

Also, don't forget to try out God of War, Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous: Second Son and Uncharted 4 from last month before January 2, 2020. Many members have been busy with these titles last month ever since they were added.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in October 2019

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Alongside newly added above-mentioned titles, most playing PS Now games in October 2019 were Batman: Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Farming Simulator 19, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat X, NBA 2K18, Rocket League and WWE 2K18.

Sony Entertainment has a plan to make PlayStation Now service a major part of PlayStation 5 console when it arrives next year. If you are interested to get a membership, then simply sign in for a 7-day free trial on PC or PS4.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Nioh 2 Release Date

A release date for dark samurai RPG fantasy game Nioh 2 is revealed for March 2020 and Open Beta starts from November 1.

Following official reveal back in E3 2018 event, developer studios Koei Tecmo Games and Team Ninja has been quite silent about upcoming action role-playing title Nioh 2 until earlier this year and now we have a release date at hand.

A gameplay overview trailer shown last month at Tokyo Game Show 2019 revealed that an Open Beta program is about to start from next week, official sources announced the game to arrive for PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.

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Nioh 2 Release Date

RELATED: Nioh 2 Reveals New Screenshots

Time to sharpen your sword and Yokai skills as Nioh 2 is heading to PS4 on early 2020 and Open Beta coming next month.




RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Trailer

Although there was an immense tension among fans about getting an official release date, Team Ninja chose not to rush things out and was busy assessing feedback from player community on Closed Alpha test for a stable launch.

Open Beta will be available at PlayStation Store to download and play from November 1 and offer an early sneak peak and run till November 10. All players will be allowed to test out wide range of character customization feature and more.

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Nioh 2 Open Beta Starting November 1

RELATED: Nioh 2 Open Beta Release Date

Your half-breed protagonist will be given access to latest weapon Switchglaive in Beta to experience its efficiency in battle. Testers will begin from a place called Interim that will serve as an opening level and a safe zone.

You can pick your weapons and try out various moves there before heading into a real stage until you are ready. A new environment will welcome you into a dark Yokai adventure that is built upon many historical actualities.

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Newest Weapon Switchglaive

RELATED: Nioh 2 TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

First Nioh game came out in 2017 from publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment with somewhat low expectation but still managed to impress players with its deep combat system inspired from Souls series and immersive gameplay.

Pre-order for Nioh 2 is already available from today and there will be valuable bonuses to use in final game. Also, players with a PlayStation Plus membership can jump into the world of original Nioh for free from November 5, 2019.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

PlayStation Plus includes Nioh and Outlast 2 for their members in free games lineup of November 2019.

Compared to first half of current year, members of PlayStation Plus are getting better quality games on their consoles for their paid monthly subscription, thanks to Sony Entertainment listening to customer feedback in time.

For upcoming lineup of November 2019, two new free PlayStation 4 games have already announced lately. Until they arrive on November 5, you can still enjoy your time with MLB: The Show 19 and The Last of Us Remastered.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for November 2019

Inspired from games like Dark Souls, action role-playing title Nioh from developer Team Ninja pits you in role of Irish samurai warrior William to battle against an army of demons and to liberate guardian spirits from their clutches.

With an Open Beta program kicking in for its sequel Nioh 2 at November 1, you can jump right in to have a dark samurai RPG fantasy experience in Sengoku era Japan and prepare yourself for the follow-up title scheduled to next year.

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Nioh on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, become a part of an ominous journey of journalist Blake Langermann in Outlast 2, who goes to investigate murder of a pregnant woman. Soon, a mysterious cult kidnaps his wife and he is driven off by a group of crazed locals.

While being on lookout for his own life and a missing wife, Blake is constantly being troubled by his past among many other bizarre things. As you look for answers, more disturbing findings start coming out of the seemingly haunted town.

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Outlast 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Sony has been doing considerably good with their recent PS Plus lineup after coming under fire by fans in July for providing games with seemingly lesser value than usual, especially after they decided to stop including PlayStation 3 titles.

Once Nioh and Outlast 2 become available, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to play them both for free until December 3, 2019. Members can also enjoy exclusive discount on PS4 titles and 100 GB cloud storage for game saves.

Death Stranding Launch Trailer

An insane, spoiler-filled official launch trailer for upcoming strand game Death Stranding is released.

Roughly a week or so to release worldwide on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4, upcoming action game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment delivers its last strand.

A few days ago, game director Hideo Kojima invited fans to witness official launch trailer for his latest open-world adventure and like each of his past DS videos, it has left a lot of weird questions in our mind than giving any straight answers.

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Death Stranding Launch Trailer

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Behold an eight-minute long launch trailer of Death Stranding to dive deeper into its story settings.




RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Opening scene shows a large door to some sort of secret facility is being breached and Cliff is seen trying to save his Bridge Baby. Despite his best efforts, he eventually is discovered and fought till his last moment against all odds.

He probably was working on a top-secret project regarding teleportation that was going to be hijacked either by government or any private organization. In a desperate attempt to save his work, he must have accidentally accessed Hades.

RELATED: Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

It is highly likely, that opening of a portal to an alternate dimension has lead otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" into this world, ushering an extinction-level that has decimated life and forcing society to collapse.

In an attempt to reconnect United Cities of America under a single Chiral Network, Amelie and her organization Bridges were working. She was taken hostage by "Homo Demons" and deliveryman Sam Porter Bridges is tasked to bring her back.

RELATED: Conan O'Brien to Star in Death Stranding

Sam primarily comes to conflict with their leader Higgs and eventually stands opposing Cliff at one point. While dealing with human enemies like members of MULE, he befriends a survivor named Fragile who would become a great ally.

In a quick roll, almost all of main characters are seen shedding tears at some point of their lives in-game. Aside from usual BTs, a flying whale-like creature called Extinction entity is shown dropping corpses covered in black liquid as it flies by.

RELATED: Death Stranding Announced for PC

The game features a prominent cast of Hollywood actors like Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) and Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6) in lead roles.

Death Stranding is all set to arrive on PS4 next month and is no longer a console exclusive title since Kojima Productions recently announced to release it for PC platform on early 2020, teaming up with publisher 505 Games.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed to May 2020

Game director Neil Druckmann revealed a new release date for The Last of Us Part II, which has now been delayed to May 2020.

Last month, players finally got an anticipated early 2020 release date for upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II at State of Play presentation with new story trailer and a gameplay preview for press.

In an unfortunate note, game director Neil Druckmann officially announces today that TLoU2 will now be pushed forward to May 29, 2020 from a previously slated launch date of February 21 for a better playing experience.

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The Last of Us Part 2 Delayed to May 2020

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It would come as a surprise for many fans that Naughty Dog studio would delay one of their much-awaited releases following a release date reveal even after taking a considerably long development period that started in 2014.

However, Druckmann clarifies that entire game would not likely be as polished as they would like it to be to ensure a certain standard of quality by time they will face a launch deadline as they are closing in different sections of it.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Details

Therefore, they had to choose between two given options of either compromise their vision to release in set time or take enough time to nicely polish the game to maintain excellence while avoiding development crunch time.

Coming next year, The Last of Us Part II is a PS4-exclusive title from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is a follow up sequel to 2013 universally acclaimed survival horror game The Last of Us.

Conan O'Brien to Star in Death Stranding

Popular late-night talk shows host Conan O'Brien to appear in upcoming PS4-exclusive title Death Stranding.

One of the most-anticipated releases of this year, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment will arrive on November 8, 2019.

In its latest inclusion of all-star Hollywood celebrity cast, game director Hideo Kojima has added his long-time good friend, comedian and television host Conan O'Brien, who would come across with player character at one certain point.

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Conan O'Brien to Star in Death Stranding

RELATED: Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

In a recent Tweet, Kojima has teased to reveal another celebrity cameo and it turned out to be popular late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien, who would appear as an in-game prepper character named The Wondering MC.

Upon connection to him, lead character Sam Porter Bridges will be given a plushie-esque "Sea Otter Suit", which is more than a gimmick and will allow players to swim through rivers without having to worry about being taken away by current.

RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Earlier, a bizarre scene of Sam finally meeting The Wondering MC is posted on Twitter by Kojima himself.


RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

At opening night live of Gamescom 2019, Kojima made a surprise appearance for a brief showcase and to unveil his close friend and presenter Geoff Keighley making guest appearance as first prepper character named "Ludens Fan".

It is not clear yet that at what point, players would encounter O'Brien in Death Stranding but we will not have to wait much longer to find that out since official launch date for the PS4 title is only weeks away from now.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

Hideo Kojima might have teased a planned Death Stranding sequel that will arrive on PlayStation 5 console.

Now that upcoming action game Death Stranding has just completed development and finally wrapped up, fans are eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for its release after a few weeks on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4.

Though the game is not out yet, game director Hideo Kojima has stated having plans for a possible sequel. It would probably take him a couple more years to develop Death Stranding 2, which is likely to be a PlayStation 5 title.

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Death Stranding May be Getting PS5 Sequel

RELATED: Death Stranding TGS 2019 Gameplay Demo

Despite being a largely anticipated title, many criticized the game as a walking simulator at Tokyo Game Show 2019. Kojima clarified that his latest project is a "Social Strand" game and he is open to sequels to establish this new genre.

Hideo Kojima previously approached stealth genre with Metal Gear Solid series and eventually established a new category with a series of sequels. Now he wants to deliver players a new type of gaming experience that he calls strand genre.

RELATED: Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Ahead of TGS 2019, Kojima even Tweeted about his next project from Kojima Productions with picture of a crab.



RELATED: Death Stranding Will Have Very Easy Mode

Given that Death Stranding took around three years to come out, a potential sequel may arrive sometime in 2022. By then, PS5 console will have become available everywhere and would be a more logical launch platform of choice.

Kojima however, cleared that nothing is set in stones as he has many other projects at hand but possible number of sequels are at least 1.5 and then 2, so that people who plays Death Stranding series will be aware of social strand games.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

Sony has officially revealed their next-gen console to be PlayStation 5, will be launching on holiday 2020.

Only a few months back, lead system architect Mark Cerny of Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed some hardware plans for their upcoming next-gen PlayStation video game console he was working at back in April 2019.

Though it is no longer a surprise at this point and kind of obvious that Sony will officially call it PlayStation 5 and CEO Jim Ryan has announced a launching window of holiday 2020 for their upcoming successor to PlayStation 4.

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PlayStation 5 to Release in Holiday 2020

RELATED: Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

PS5 will introduce a new controller that focuses on an immersive gameplay experience for players via sense of touch. SIE is going to replace their rumble technology of 5th generation of consoles with haptics feedback.

Regardless of driving racing cars or exploring through various rough terrains, they all will feel different. Secondly, their team is working on an aspect called adaptive triggers that will be integrated with L2 and R2 trigger buttons.

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It emphasizes on activities like pushing the accelerator of a moving car on an unfriendly road or drawing a bow to shoot an arrow and when combined with haptics, this will create a unique experience for each performed action.

Of course, there is almost a year ahead of us for PlayStation 5 to release and Sony will reveal more info on their next-gen console in the mean time and by then, many AAA-blockbusters will arrive on PS4 to keep everyone busy.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

A brand-new PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle is coming for Activision’s highly anticipated shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Only a few weeks from anticipating release on this holiday season, upcoming first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to all major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25, 2019.

To celebrate the epic launch of latest Call of Duty spin-off series title release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a brand-new PS4 Pro console bundle today in association with developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle Revealed

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play September 2019

CoD: MW base game on Blu-Ray disc will be bundled with a jet-black 1TB PS4 Pro console and a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller. By purchasing the bundle, you can save off $59.99 retail price for MW Standard Edition on PS4.

Modern Warfare will raise all stakes higher than ever and players who own a 4K TV will truly appreciate all that action in 4K resolution. Playing on HD TV will also offer increased image clarity using Supersampling Mode of PS4 Pro.

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Priced $399.99 only, the bundle is already available on Best Buy for pre-order and will come to other storefronts like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and select stores around Canada and U.S. soon on October 25, 2019.

As leaked earlier and now confirmed through recent announcement, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will feature a timed exclusive content Spec Ops Survival mode for a full year and this is unlike anything Sony has ever done before.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

Norman Reedus narrates Sam's journey in world of Death Stranding in a newly released TV commercial trailer.

After initial announcement back in E3 2016 event, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment took their sweet time in revealing more details on their upcoming action game Death Stranding.

Now that we are only a month away from its official release date of November 8, 2019, game director Hideo Kojima has slowly started unpacking bits and pieces of his much anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive title for eager fans.

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Death Stranding TV Commercial Trailer

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In a latest reveal, official YouTube channel for PlayStation launched a brand-new TV commercial trailer today.




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Opening scene of the commercial will come to anyone unfamiliar with concept of Death Stranding as a dramatic portrayal of a delivery man's journey who is just out there facing his daily woes to do his job but it is far more than that.

Actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) starring in as lead character Sam Porter Bridges, who is on a critical mission to unite a disconnected civilization by reconnecting its people by creating bonds among them.

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Sam walks near the edge of a crater that was created by a "Voidout" and sees a group of MULE enemies coming for him. Rather than engaging, he tries to avoid them and even refrain from killing even though his rivals were not feeling the same.

Yet he kept moving to do his job despite all obstacles thrown at him and at one point, Sam his Bridge Baby to see one of the menacing otherworldly beings known as "Beached Things" or simply called BTs slowly arise from ground far-off.

RELATED: Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Despite being overly vague as always, new trailer actually cut to the chase and explains what Sam is up to. Narrated by Reedus himself, the video may draw some extra attention from television audience due to his popularity in TWD.

At launch, Death Stranding will be available in four different editions for PS4 console and Collector's Edition is worth $199.99. Hideo Kojima has assured fans that its multiplayer aspect will not require subscription to PlayStation Plus.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Details

Newly revealed The Last of Us Part II gameplay demo details on new ability features and enemy types.

Recently showcased on State of Play episode, developer Naughty Dog released a new story trailer for upcoming action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II and is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on February 21, 2020.

There was a media event held on September 24 for TLoU2 in Los Angeles, where they presented a short demo for select crowd that reveals new gameplay details, features and visual improvements made for the much awaited sequel.

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The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Details

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Game director Neil Druckmann breaks down gameplay details of The Last of Us Part II in newly shown footage.




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Ellie is nineteen now and during early phase of the demo, Ellie would share beautiful moments with her companion, Dina. These two spending time together in Wyoming wilderness slowly build up a premise for what comes next.

By second half of demo, she becomes really violent and will stop at nothing to exact revenge on people who hurt her loved ones. When in Seattle, she encounters a hostile group of survivors who kept Joel's brother, Tommy captive.

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Heartfelt Story Moments

RELATED: The Last of Us Part 2 Premiere Trailer

No matter how cruel and harsh they are, these enemies she faces are real people with friends or families and therefore, taking them down will cause people close to them scream in grief but that is a price you have to pay to survive.

Ellie starts patrolling on horseback through abandoned towns of Jackson, Wyoming in snow. She and Dina go looking for any sign of infected Clickers, looters or even some survivors within empty buildings as their primary objective.

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A Clicker Encounter

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They leave behind the snowy landscape when entering to neighborhood of Seattle, where her surroundings are covered in green. This is where things start going topsy turvy and she had to take a stand against a ruthless enemy group.

Now that she is no longer a little girl, Ellie is more flexible and can do a lot of stuff compared to Joel. She can jump to reach higher areas to find a way out and even able to dodge close-range attacks to save her neck from a slashing axe.

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Dodging is a newly added feature that can come in very handy in times of avoiding a surprise attack or sort of try to corner you. Naughty Dog has developed an improved AI for opponents to act smarter and be a bit unpredictable at times.

Another latest aspect of her movement is crawling ability that gives her an edge for stealth, allowing her to quickly get out of enemy sight. However, enemies use trained guard dog to sniff you out and track down even if you are hiding.

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Analog Stealth System

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Of course, you can stay away from them by activating Listen Mode and follow your scent trail but after you manage to kill their handler, whether you chose to leave them or take them down is totally up to your own moral choice.

Further playthrough will unlock abilities for Ellie and there are multiple skill upgrade paths to choose from depending on your preferred playstyle. Stealth focus is largely leaned towards survival and crafting lets her upgrade melee weapons.

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Also, since entire studio became very busy creating an ambitious single-player experience, Naughty Dog has confirmed on recent press event to unfortunately backtracking from their early plans of including multiplayer components.

The Last of Us Part II has largely improved on core gameplay mechanics of critically-acclaimed original from 2013 and is coming on two discs due to size of its overall content, which will hopefully be worth waiting for such long.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Last of Us 2 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

Naughty Dog reveals official release date and Collector's Editions for Last of Us Part II on Sony's recent State of Play.

Ever since game director Neil Druckmann posted out about wrapping up shooting for The Last of Us Part II on Twitter, fans have been speculating about an early 2020 release date for upcoming PlayStation 4 action-adventure game.

Ahead of Sony's recent episode of State of Play presentation, developer Naughty Dog confirmed for TLoU2 to be a part of its showcase and it eventually revealed to come out on February 21, 2020 via a newly released trailer.

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The Last of Us II Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

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Check out the newly released launch date trailer for Last of Us Part II that reveals parts of its story as well.




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In a vague manner, the video picks up from an early trailer shown at E3 2018 and pick things up from there to match current status quo. It attempts to slowly unravel why Ellie appeared to be a vengeful spirit, who is hell-bent on revenge.

An older Ellie is asked by her love interest Dina about how she would rate their kiss from last night and she just looks at her. Then the scene cuts to show a community that has raised walls to keep away from rest of the world.

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A group of survivors have made a life inside and appears to live in prosperity until one bad day of going for a supply run or survey of some sorts. Ellie decided to tag along with Dina and her friend Jesse, unaware of what is coming to them.

They came across some Cordyceps infected during their excursion in winter and eventually made it through but then an encounter with a mysterious cult proves to be too much for them when Ellie suffers a great loss at their hands.

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She barely made it out and came back alive with a strong resolve for vengeance even though her friends discourage her to go up against such large group called Seraphites but she ran into them like an unstoppable force of reckoning.

Getting into their territory, she ran into some overwhelming odds to handle but kept going, until she found a friendly assistant. Her father figure and an elderly Joel came following to help her who is not willing to let her do this alone.

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Joel Has Returned

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An early post in ResetEra forum from July 2019 claimed that TLoU2 will release Standard, Special, Collector's and Ellie Edition of the game on PS4, which turns out to be quite accurate except for the exclusion of Digital Deluxe Edition.

The Last of Us 2 Collector's Edition comes with a 12" Ellie statue, life-sized replica of her bracelet, lithograph print, mini art book, set of six pins, SteelBook case, stickers and code for bunch of for digital content for just $169.99.

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Last of Us Part II Collector's Edition

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Ellie Edition will be priced $229.99 only for all contents from Collector's Edition on top of an Ellie backpack, embroidery patch and vinyl record. Special Edition comes at $79.99, featuring all digital content from above mentioned versions in a SteelBook.

In terms of buying a Digital Deluxe Edition of TLoU2, players can have all downloadable contents from previously talked about versions of the game for only $69.99 and a digital copy of its Standard Edition, which is priced $59.99 only.

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Last of Us Part II Ellie Edition
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Last of Us Part II Special Edition
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Last of Us Part II Digital Deluxe Edition
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Last of Us Part II Standard Edition

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For retail pre-order or PlayStation Store purchase, players will receive themed PSN avatar of Ellie's tattoo and two unlocks. At launch, ammo capacity upgrade and a training manual for crafting upgrades will unlock instantly.

The Last of Us Part II marks to be one of the most-anticipated releases on PS4 for next year and possibly one of the biggest titles of 2020. Also, a brand-new gameplay video from press event will premiere on September 26, annual Outbreak Day.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2019

October 2019 free games lineup for PlayStation Plus includes The Last of Us Remastered and MLB: The Show 19.

In their third and most recent broadcast of State of Play livestream, members of PlayStation Plus are given a look of upcoming two free PlayStation 4 games lineup for the month of October by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

After complaints from subscribers for past few months, the subscription platform has put out some good games at last. Before new titles arrive for next month on PS Plus, members can still download and play Batman: Arkham Knight and Darksiders III.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for October 2019

We already have a definitive release date of February 21, 2020 set for The Last of Us Part II but before the sequel to post-apocalyptic survival horror adventure arrives, players have a chance to relive an epic journey of Joel and Ellie.

When civilization is fallen after a global pandemic, survivor Joel and Ellie came together by situation to become inseparable. The Last of Us Remastered includes both the main game and its DLC expansion pack The Last of Us: Left Behind.

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The Last of Us Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

If you have some spare time in hand for some simulation baseball game, then developer SIE San Diego Studio have you covered with MLB: The Show 19, most recent outing from popular sports franchise based on Major League Baseball.

Anyone joining between October 1 and October 31 will receive some free in-game content. Redeem five free packs to get a Diamond player for your squad in Diamond Dynasty trading card mode and equipments for Road to the Show player.

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MLB: The Show 19 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

October 2019 is going to be perhaps the biggest month for PlayStation Plus free games and will keep everyone busy till next month. Sony has put two of their top demanding titles on their subscription service for first time only for fans.

Both TLoU and MLB 19 will become available for October 1 to November 4, 2019 on PS Plus. Aside from new freebie lineup for each month, members also enjoy 100 GB cloud storage for game saves and exclusive discounts on PS4 games.