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Suikoden 3

Suikoden III coming to PlayStation Network


PS2 Classic launches this Tuesday
Jun 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Suikoden III is slated for a digital re-release on PlayStation 3 this week, according to the PlayStation Blog's weekly listing of upcoming releases for North America. Earlier this year, a European rating for the PlayStation 2...
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Linguo

Sony pays lip service to Vita with 1 minute showcase video


Vita...dead? Vita...IS...dead
Jun 20
// Steven Hansen
Sony did pretty dang well with its press conference this year, but one area where it was sorely lacking is Vita support. The closest we got was World of Final Fantasy, which is also coming to PlayStation 4, and the furthest ...
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Sony

Yoshida talks about PS4 backwards compatibility


TL;DR: it ain't happening yet
Jun 19
// Vikki Blake
Hoping backwards compatibility might be heading to the PlayStation 4 too?  Talking to Eurogamer, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said Xbox's backwards-compatibility announcement was "surprising" and intro...

Final Fantasy VII remake will have new story bits, updated gameplay

Jun 17 // Steven Hansen
"Since we now formally revealed Kazushige Nojima’s name for the scenario, there will be more plot devices in the story, so I think you can also look forward to that," Nomura said. "if you are going to do a full remake, you have to take a different approach and make something that suits the times." I'm completely with Nomura here. A straight Final Fantasy VII remake would be fine, but I'm glad Square Enix seems to be trying to do something bold and make appropriate changes rather than end up with something like Gus van Sant's Psycho.  We may see more at Tokyo Game Show or maybe Sony's PlayStation Experience if they do another one of those Vegas shows and Square stays mum on what other platforms its coming to for a while. フルリメイク版『ファイナルファンタジーVII』&『キングダム ハーツIII』について野村哲也氏を直撃【E3 2015】[Famitsu]『FFVII』は安易なリメイクではない。『KHIII』を含めて野村哲也氏へインタビュー【E3 2015】[Dengeki Online]The Final Fantasy VII Remake Won't Be Exactly the Same [Kotaku]  
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'Not a simple remake'
Zack Furniss couldn't pull much about Final Fantasy VII when he interviewed Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura (in what was a Kingdom Hearts 3 focused meeting), but crumbs of not at all unexpected news about the for-real Fina...

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Summer Lesson

Summer Lesson looks like everything I want from virtual reality right now


S-sign me up?
Jun 17
// Josh Tolentino
OK, real talk: That headline makes me sound like a giant creeper because, in case you didn't know, Summer Lesson is a Sony Morpheus-based tech demo that involves you just sitting beside a girl, listening to her, an...
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Sony and Bethesda win by a mile
The final results are in! After every E3 conference we provided a full recap, and at the end, a poll that allowed you to voice your opinion with a "love, like, okay, and hate" rating. I've tabulated the "loves" and "likes" in...

Elena is real mad at Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Jun 16 // Steven Hansen
[embed]294098:59077:0[/embed] At the end of this, Drake goes crashing through the wooden plank, skips across the water, and ends up getting dragged through the mud on the other side. All the while he's shooting with one hand, hanging on for dear life with the other, because he is very strong. It's not quite just a set piece set up as that grappling hook is a huge part of Uncharted 4's gameplay systems and you'll always be able to shoot from it. Drake pulls himself up onto the crane truck that'd been dragging him and so begins a long series of shooting with assumed bad guys on motor bikes as Drake tries to work is way to the front of the convoy chasing his brother, Sam. After hijacking a jeep and catching up, the two argue over who should jump to the other's vehicle. A little brotherly conflict. Then Nate gets blindsided by a truck and there's a nice, quieter moment of being pinned underneath a flipped over van that is increasingly on fire. Nate hops on Sam's bike and that armored truck returns with a vengeance in a Sonic Adventure 2 style chase sequence towards the camera. Eventually, of course, they escape. This is when we got wind of some story elements. Sully, Sam, and Nate are after collected treasure from a pirate commune, Libertalia. Someone named Rafe, presumably from Days of Our Lives, is trying to kill them. They chat up plans on the way into their motel and suddenly there's Nate, rarely tongue tied, as a very upset Elena is standing in the room. She hints that Nate was lying about being on a job in Malaysia and, as you can see above, she is pretty damn pissed off. It ain't anger, it's that, "I'm so hurt and disappointed in you" look that just cuts deep. Nate fucked up. We'll know how bad next year.
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Extended gameplay demo
Sony showed off Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yesterday to end its conference with a bang. A lot of them as a jeep careened through an entire city. In today's behind closed doors session, we saw creative director on Uncharted 4 ...

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Trailer

The Tomorrow Children missed Sony's presser but it still looks rad


PS4 exclusive
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
The Tomorrow Children didn't make it into Sony's press conference, but the PS4 exclusive still looks rad. It's set in a divergent future that looks like 1960's Soviet Russia and its kitsch as all get out. It's playable on the E3 showfloor, so I'm hoping to get some hands on it soon, preferably mine. Until then, you can read Dale's preview from last year.
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Shenmue

About that Shenmue 3 budget...Sony is helping


Two million seems a bit low, eh?
Jun 16
// Chris Carter
A few hours after Shenmue 3 was revealed for the PC and PS4 at Sony's conference in Kickstarter form, and all of the tears of screams of joy were over and done with, a lot of people collectively realized -- two mill...
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Video

Grading the Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, and Sony press conferences


Video
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
We -- me, Jordan, Kyle MacGregor, Brett Makedonski, and Kenny Redublo -- shot some videos throughout the day yesterday discussing the major press conferences. We got kicked out of the Lakers' arena trying to talk about Micro...

Fumito Ueda's new studio and another look at The Last Guardian

Jun 16 // Steven Hansen
[embed]294073:59057:0[/embed] Ueda didn't dish much while playing. It was as if time froze and the last few years of absence didn't exist. You'll have to "utilize the strengths and weaknesses of each of the characters," he said. That is dealing with Trico's animal nature, which can't be directly player-controlled, and the boy's limited physical abilities. Of course there was stuff already shown off in the trailer. The boy's delightful high-step running animation, along with a slow, adorable creep walk I didn't see yesterday. I also noticed for the first time what looks like a blue orb at the end of Trico's tail. And that second slow-motion jump where the boy grabs Trico's tail? Ueda fell to his death and respawned at right before the purple windmill thing got pushed down, so it's not a cutscene, you'll still have to make the grab. That fall was emblematic of the sense of height and depth Ueda likes to instill in his games. Trico serves as something of a "safety net" to help keep the boy safe, "overcome the psychological stress" of the fraught architecture. "ICO...was about the cooperation of the boy and Yorda," while Shadow of the Colossus was "about the dynamic interaction" between Wander and the monsters. The Last Guardian is the "best of both worlds," as if Shadow of the Colossus isn't a decade old. I kind of appreciate that lack as lip service paid to the lengthy development, however interesting a behind the scenes story it may be. George Miller just came back and made a new Mad Max after 30 years. Ten ain't shit. I'll likely have a pleasant time playing The Last Guardian next year, without mad hype or pent up disappointment. I hope Ueda manages to realize his vision after all the rigamarole, because his last two games are fabulous.
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Timeless
I had a chance to get another, slightly extended look The Last Guardian demoed by creative director Fumito Ueda himself. Ueda left Sony in 2011, though it was said he remained on in a contract capacity. Ueda explained the gam...

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Let's poll the audience...wait, we did!
The results are in! I've been recording your opinions for the press conferences so far at E3 2015, and Sony is winning by a 78% ratio of "love" or "enjoy" ratings. In second place, neck and neck is Bethesda with a 77% approva...

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Uncharted 4

Nathan Drake goes for a wild car ride in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End


Duck n' shoot, duck n' shoot
Jun 15
// Ben Davis
Sony rounded out its conference with a demo of the upcoming Uncharted game, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Lots of shooting, parkour, and driving action, with Nathan performing some pretty crazy stunts, so it looks to be p...

Everything from Sony's 2015 E3 press conference

Jun 15 // Chris Carter
PlayStation 4's lost The Last Guardian dated for 2016 Guerilla Games announces new franchise, Horizon Zero Dawn Our first look at the new Hitman Street Fighter V getting public beta, two new characters Oryx exacts his revenge in Destiny: The Taken King Dreams is Media Molecule's latest wonderfully creative game Wow! Final Fantasy VII gets PS4 remake as Hell freezes over Shenmue 3 looks for a lucky hit on Kickstarter Assassin's Creed Syndicate gets PS4 exclusive missions, Dreadful Crimes World of Final Fantasy set PS4 and PS Vita, coming 2016 New Firewatch trailer hints at something dark PlayStation Vue launches tonight in San Francisco and Los Angeles Devolver bringing Crossing Souls, Eitr, Mother Russia Bleeds to PS4 & Vita Sony debuts cheesy-as-hell trailer for VR-experience 'RIGS' 'Star Wars is a multi-generational brand' Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer looks chaotic PS4 exclusive Scarecrow DLC shown for Batman: Arkham Knight EA debuts survival mode in Star Wars Battlefront Nathan Drake goes for a wild car ride in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End [embed]294075:59054:0[/embed]
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Shenmue 3!
So, Yu Suzuki was teasing something Shenmue related! Ha! How about the rest of the conference, right? That Final Fantasy VII remake we've been waiting years for? A 2016 date for The Last Guardian? While there were s...

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Scary as hell

PS4 exclusive Scarecrow DLC shown for Batman: Arkham Knight


Looks so spooooooooky
Jun 15
// Jed Whitaker
Batman: Arkham Knight is getting some PS4 exclusive DLC that includes missions based around the Scarecrow, as well as some fancy costumes for Batman, including classic Batman.  One of the scariest trailers I've ever seen, with one of the coolest characters stuck behind console exclusive DLC. Too bad for Xbox One players, I feel for you.
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RIGS

Sony debuts cheesy-as-hell trailer for VR-experience 'RIGS'


Riiiiiiiiiigggggs!
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Do you want VR? Sony wants you to want VR. If you're down with it, you can watch a ton of people absolutely "loving" VR, with the newest game on the block -- RIGS. It's an action mech game that will debut on the PS4 at some point. Um, okay. Is there still time to ask for a new Virtual On?
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Devolver

Devolver bringing Crossing Souls, Eitr, Mother Russia Bleeds to PS4 & Vita


Tasty indie goodness
Jun 15
// Zack Furniss
Devolver's bringing some cool stuff to the PlayStation 4 and Vita. Crossing Souls, Eitr, and Mother Russia Bleeds are on their way to both systems. We'll have impressions when we see them on the floor over the week! I could use a good beat 'em up in my life right now.
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PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue launches tonight in San Francisco and Los Angeles


Also, a la carte pricing
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Sony has just announced that PlayStation Vue will arrive in two new markets tonight -- San Francisco and LA. As of today, it was only available in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus, and an e...
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World of Final Fantasy

World of Final Fantasy set PS4 and PS Vita, coming 2016


Chibi Final Fantssy
Jun 15
// Alessandro Fillari
During the Sony E3 presser, we got a sneak peek at an upcoming spin-off title for Square-Enix's fabled JRPG series called World of Final Fantasy. It's looks to be an super-deformed take on FF lore, featuring a young cast about to embark on an adventure. It looks quite colorful, and I'm intrigued to see what the gameplay will be like.
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It's actually happening!
Wow. When a release exists so far in the realm of improbability that it becomes a joke -- like The Last Guardian or Agent or Half-Life 3 -- and then, bam, E3 gets a damn car battery to the gonads as one of these things actua...

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Dreams

Dreams is Media Molecule's latest wonderfully creative game


More at Paris Games Week
Jun 15
// Brett Makedonski
"I hope this fills your head with questions. That's natural." That's what Media Molecule's Alex Evans had to say about Dreams, the studio's latest project. He nailed it; Dreams has me wondering what the hell it is, whil...
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July 23 public beta

Street Fighter V getting public beta, two new characters


July 23 public beta
Jun 15
// Steven Hansen
Sony showed off PS4/PC exclusive Street Fighter V at its press conference along with announcements of two new characters -- a new-look Birdie and Cammy -- and a PlayStation 4-exclusive open beta. You'll be able to join in an...
Sony at E3 photo
Sony at E3

Guerilla Games announces new franchise, Horizon Zero Dawn


'Man versus machine'
Jun 15
// Chris Carter
Sony gave us a brand new series tonight at their E3 conference in LA, called Horizon Zero Dawn, which is being developed by Guerrilla Games. Or, as our own Zack Furniss calls it -- "Brave with Terminators." It looks pre...
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Hello from 2010

PlayStation 4's lost The Last Guardian dated for 2016


Hello from 2010
Jun 15
// Steven Hansen
The Last Guardian, originally a PlayStation 3 exclusive announced at E3 2009, has made an appearance at Sony's conference tonight. The third game from Team ICO (Shadow of the Colossus) has been in a developmental limbo for a...

Watch Sony's E3 press conference live right here!

Jun 15 // Chris Carter
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Join us on the front page for news
Sony is kicking off their conference very soon at 6:00 PM PST (9:00 PM EST) today. Feel free to join us in the comments and react to the latest stories, on-stage failures, and complete lack of "legacy" Vita news. You can watch the stream below on both YouTube and Twitch -- whatever service you prefer. Let's do this!

E3 2015 press conference schedule

Jun 15 // Steven Hansen
SUNDAY, JUNE 14 Bethesda @ 7:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Doom 4, more Fallout 4, maybe some BattleCry stuff, surprise Dishonored 2?!) MONDAY, JUNE 15 Microsoft @ 9:30AM PDTTwitch stream, stream from your Xbox console, or watch on cable television (Gears of War, sentient press release with a blazer Phil Spencer, new Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Halo 5, Forza 6, Tomb Raider, Cirque Du Soleil (?)) - Electronic Arts @ 1:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Star Wars Battlefront, Need for Speed, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, SPORTS, maybe Mass Effect and Visceral's Star Wars) - Ubisoft @ 3:00PM PDTTwitch stream (Female erections, Assassin's Creed: Dumb Hat Version, maybe The Division is real now, more Rainbow Six, possibly hints for next year's likely Far Cry 5 or a Watch Dogs follow up) - Sony @ 6:00PM PDTTwitch, YouTube, PlayStation stream (Definitely The Last Guardian, Rockstar's Agent, and a Final Fantasy VII remake, all three of which will be announced that they have been added to the PSN during the stream; also real things like Uncharted 4, Tearaway Unfolded, Street Fighter V, and please, please, please Gravity Rush 2) - TUESDAY, JUNE 16 Nintendo Direct @ 9:00AM PDT (followed by show-floor Treehouse streams all week)Twitch, YouTube (My gratitude for it not being at 7AM again, maybe Metroid so I can shave Zack, 3DS Hyrule Warriors,  newly box art'd Devil's Third, Star Fox: Furry Road) - Square Enix @ 10:00AM PDTTwitch, YouTube (No Final Fantasy XV until gamescom, Deus Ex: Mick Foley Divided, Just Cause 3, maybe Star Ocean and Hitman) - PC Gaming Show @ 5:00PM PDTTwitch (AMD, Devolver, Fullbright, Microsoft, Square, Cliffy B; this show's new, not entirely sure what to expect, but does promise "new game reveals," likely the last ones of the week)
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What to expect when you're expecting
Lord on a skateboard, E3 2015: Redemption is here to wash away industry sins with a waterfall of hype airdropped upon the unwashed masses. It tastes of Mountain Dew and will not make you clean. So many questions will be answe...

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Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway PS4 coming September 8, has ridiculous box art


$40
Jun 12
// Steven Hansen
Tearaway Unfolded is the PS4 port of the 2013 Vita game that was possibly my game of the year (I also gave it a 10/10, because it is excellent). The PlayStation Blog has confirmed some finer points about the release, includin...
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NPD

May NPD: PS4 back on top, Witcher reigns, Splatoon surprises


PS4 software sales dominate the bone
Jun 11
// Robert Summa
After just a month in the top spot, the Xbox One gave way to the PlayStation 4 for the month of May, according to the latest NPD numbers released. But the PS4 didn't just sell hardware, the system also outsold the Xbox One fo...
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Last Guardian at E3?

Report: The Last Guardian will be at E3


Good lord, not this again...
Jun 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Apparently The Last Guardian will be at E3 next week. I wouldn't hold your breath, though. "We have it on very good authority that this will be the year that Team Ico finally presents its follow-up to much love...
E3 2015 photo
E3 2015

E3 2015: A look back at the most memorable moments of E3


Do you remember these classic moments?
Jun 08
// Fake News (So You Cannot Sue)
We are a week away from E3 2015, which is promising to be the most exciting yet. An estimated 50,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event to try out the latest and greatest video games from the top developers and...

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