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Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3's 'Slacker Backer' doesn't currently offer the PC version

It will 'soon', but we don't know when
Sep 22
// Joe Parlock
Shenmue 3, buddy, listen to me. There are so many people excited for you. You managed to break crowdfunding records and everything. Because of that, you need to stop being so damn vague and confusing with how you take people&...
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PS4 price cut

Xbox boss predicts PS4 price cut for the West

Markdown coming in Japan this October
Sep 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Speaking with IGN, Xbox kingpin Phil Spencer asserted his belief that a PlayStation 4 price drop in western markets is around the corner following Sony Japan's recent markdown announcement. "I fully expect they [PlayStation] ...
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Sony: Chinese censorship limiting PS4 sales

SCE challenged by Beijing's restrictions
Sep 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony feels China's strict censorship laws are limiting the PlayStation 4's potential in the country. "We are still challenged somewhat with a censorship regime that we have to work with. This can be time-consuming," SCE boss ...
PSN flash sale photo
PSN flash sale

This weekend's PSN flash sale is up

An animation celebration
Sep 18
// Jordan Devore
Sony is pitching its current PlayStation Network flash sale as a "celebration of animation." That means deals on games like Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, Dragon's Lair, and Rayman Legends. Also, uh, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and NBA Jam. I'm not even going to ask. These discounts are live on PSN in North America until Monday, September 21 at 11:00am Pacific.
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Morpheus, sorry, PlayStation VR, has my attention

But not my money, yet
Sep 18
// Chris Carter
This week at TGS, I finally had a chance to try out Sony's take on VR. Newly christened "PlayStation VR," the headset is sleek and flashy, and rumors suggest that it will be sold for a cheaper price than its competitors. Of c...
Uncharted photo

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 bundles coming to Europe too

Sep 18
// Vikki Blake
Sony has confirmed that the 1TB and 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PlayStation 4 bundles are coming to Europe. Originally, the bundles had only been earmarked for North America, but Sony has confirmed to Eurogam...

I waited an hour and a half to play Gravity Rush PS4

Sep 17 // Steven Hansen
[embed]311208:60428:0[/embed] Look at this collector's edition! I haven't touched one since Catherine and didn't expect to go for one again, but I'm getting real into this. The original box art, expanded across a giant box, a very nice figure, and then that new, minimal black and white art. So good. Maybe I should just buy some real big Gravity Rush art to hang. Gravity Rush is already my favorite-looking game and it has translated perfectly to PlayStation 4. Anime blends into French comic aesthetic. Distinct regional skies are vibrant, varicolored oil paintings. Pointed line work serves as draw distance, as if the world was alive, sketching itself out in front of you as you soar about with the most invigorating locomotion. The controls, too, felt fine. The DualShock 4 accurately replaces the Vita gyro and if you're anything like me you "aim" the direction of gravity shifts with the sticks, anyways, and that's maybe even a little easier with full-size analog sticks. I'll happily play the first again when it comes to PS4 (February 9, 2016 in the states) and thank existential crises that, two years after it was first teased, we finally got a trailer for Gravity Rush 2 (and 2016's goty, c'mon). [embed]311208:60429:0[/embed]
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Because I am stupid and I love it
I was surprised at Tokyo Game Show. It wasn't that there were melon-breasted anime women making out with each other in a trailer casually playing all about Sony's booth. It was that the line for Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze her...

Folks are awfully jumpy about The Last of Us 2

Sep 17 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]311178:60409:0[/embed] This isn't the first time this has happened, either. A few months back, Nolan North, speaking at Tampa, Florida's MetroCon, said "I know they’re doing a Last of Us 2," causing a similar stir. However, neither Sony nor Naughty Dog has officially confirmed the existence of a The Last of Us sequel, but judging on how some corners of the Internet have reacted to these potential gaffes, you might have thought the companies distributed a teaser trailer or something of the sort. It makes sense that Sony would want to do a follow-up. The Last of Us was highly acclaimed and presumably made a lot of money; plus, publishers these days don't often go around creating new intellectual properties without aspirations of a potential blockbuster franchise in their eyes. It will probably happen. Someday. Eventually. There are literally billions of reasons for it to. But it isn't confirmed just yet. Not officially. So maybe hold your horses before shouting "THE LAST OF US 2 CONFIRMED" on Twitter or an Internet comment section somewhere. Good lord.
The Last of Us 2 photo
It isn't official until it's official
The much rumored "The Last of Us 2" hasn't reached "Half-Life 3" levels of ridiculousness, where every whisper surrounding the property results in scores of people saying a sequel is confirmed, but... No, actually, we're alre...

New PS4 colors photo
New PS4 colors

Tokyo Game Show: New PlayStation 4 colors on display

Yum! PS4 is the new iMac
Sep 17
// Niero Desu
Here's a close-up look at the PlayStation 4 new faceplate colors (homie), shown alongside the four new Vita colors and Sony's Morpheus PlayStation VR wares. The faceplates are very nice-looking, with a build quality that...

Tokyo Game Show 2015 press conference schedule

Sep 16 // Steven Hansen
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Sony Japan press conference @ 4:00PM-5:30PM JST (12AM-1:30AM PDT)YouTube stream, Niconico stream Here's a list of what Sony will have on-hand at TGS. This does not include unannounced games. The Sony Japan conference should have some announcements (and better have Gravity Rush 2). PS4 Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Star Wars: Battlefront Street Fighter V Arlan: The Warriors of Legend Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky Call of Duty: Black Ops III Destiny: The Taken King Tearaway Unfolded The Tomorrow Children Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 God Eater: Resurrection Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven PS Vita Airship Q Minecraft: PS Vita Edition Tokyo Xanadu God Eater: Resurrection THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Okay, now we're into detailed, fan-centric company streams, stage shows, and the like. Here is where we're most likely to find tidbits about things, which may be interesting, and a tidbit about a bigger release is even closer to news. But completely new games? Doubtful. Credit Gematsu for many of these individual publisher itinerary translations. There are more things scheduled at the aforelinked page, but I've removed re-runs and less news-worthy events. (See: Atlus' three-day Persona proceedings -- and no, it's not playable) 11AM-11:50AM JST (7PM PDT, September 16) Sega Title Presentation (Niconico stream) -- Title Presentation by Sega Group’s Development Manager – Featuring Osamu Ohashi, Takaya Segawa, Kikuchi Masayoshi, and Naoto Hiraoka 12:00PM JST (8PM PDT, September 16): Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Special Stage (YouTube stream)  -- Focus on Side Ops and Forward Operating Base Online (a prelude to the later Metal Gear Online demo) 12:00PM JST (8PM PDT, September 16): Hyrule Warriors Legends (Niconico stream) -- Gameplay stream and news from the producer, Yosuke Hayashi. 12:40PM JST (8:40PM PDT, Sept. 16): News for Konami's Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball series. (YouTube Stream) 1PM JST (9PM PDT, Sept. 16): "Coming Soon" from Sega (Niconico stream) -- idk 2:00PM JST (10:00PM PDT, Sept. 16): Romance of the Three Kingdoms 30th Anniversary and Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII Special Stage (Niconico stream) -- Producer Kou Shibusawa on XIII and a 30th anniversary commemorative project. 2:40PM JST (10:40PM PDT, Sept. 16): Metal Gear Online (YouTube steam) -- "Playable debut," not sure if publicly or just a live demonstration, but if the former, we will play the hell out of it. 4:00PM JST (12AM PDT): Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Niconico stream) -- Producer Shigeto Nakadai introduces gameplay. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 11AM-11:40AM JST (7PM PDT, September 17) Sega TGS 2015 booth lineup (Niconico stream) -- All of this stuff. 12:00PM JST (8PM PDT, September 17): Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition New Character “Shiba Tatsuya” Gameplay Introduction (Niconico stream) 1PM JST (9PM PDT, September 17): Attack on Titan (Niconico stream) -- Producer Koinuma Hisashi and director Kitamura Tomoyuki unveil first gameplay for new Attack on Titan game. 3PM JST (11PM PDT, Sept. 17): Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Media Tournament (YouTube stream) -- Gaming media versus soccer media in what is effectively a promotion for Pro Evolution Soccer, hmm, weird. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 10:30AM-11:30AM JST (6:30PM PDT, September 18): Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Niconico, YouTube) 11:15PM-12:05PM (7:15 PM PDT, September 18): Just Cause 3 Summer of Chaos at TGS & Extreme Edges New Titles Introduction Broadcast (Niconico, YouTube) -- Will include Hitman and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. 12:00PM JST (8PM PDT, September 18): Final Fantasy XIV Official Producer Letter Live in Makuhari (Niconico, YouTube) 12:30PM-1:00PM JST (8:30PM PDT, September 18): Square Enix's "secret" (Niconico, YouTube) 1:45PM-3:15PM JST (9:45PM PDT, September 18): Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report at TGS 2015 (Niconico, YouTube) - See you in Japan!
TGS 2015 photo
What to expect when you're expecting
Lord on a skateboard, Tokyo Game Show 2015: Hey, There's Something to This Whole Mobile Gaming Thing is here to wash away industry sins with a waterfall of hype airdropped upon the unwashed masses. It tastes of Mountain Dew ...

Bloodborne expansion photo
Bloodborne expansion

Bloodborne's expansion looks nuts

Put that thing out of its misery
Sep 15
// Jordan Devore
Some of us are going to face this monstrosity in Bloodborne's first and hopefully not final expansion, The Old Hunters, in late November. Please wish us luck. I'm having Bloodletting Beast flashbacks. You've probably seen the...
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PlayStation Now

Apparently Japan is just getting PlayStation Now

Sep 15
// Kyle MacGregor
As an ignorant American, I have long assumed (wrongly) that just because I have the opportunity to use (actually, ignore) PlayStation Now, that everyone around the globe has that same freedom. Nope! Japan is just being introduced to Sony's premium cloud streaming service. An open beta is slated to arrive there tomorrow, September 16, with around 150 PlayStation 3 titles for starters.
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Playstation VR

RIP Morpheus, long live Playstation VR

The name change finally happened
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
The Sony PS4 Morpheus VR headset today saw a name change. Say goodbye to Morpheus, and say hello to the very plainly named Playstation VR. Yep, that's a pretty straightforward and self-explanatory name that tells people what the product is. Still no release date, but now we know it has an official name as a market product at least. 
PS4 faceplates photo
PS4 faceplates

We got PS4 faceplates, homie!

Play colorful
Sep 15
// Brett Makedonski
Let's add a little color to your PS4, okay? Not everything's black and white in Sony's world. That's why there are a bunch of new options so you can play colorful. Nine PS4 faceplates have been revealed so you can customize what your console looks like. They're only available in Sony stores, and pre-orders begin today. Get a yellow one for your original PS4 and call it "Bumblebee."
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New DualShock 4

Sony selling four new PS4 controllers including a Game Boy throwback

Crystal like the Pepsi
Sep 15
// Steven Hansen
I don't know about voi, but when I think of translucent plastic, I think of that clear purple Game Boy Color, even though I was a lime green guy. Also, worm lights. Sony's being a bit more restrained after introducing colorful PS4 faceplates. The new controllers are serious colors: gold, silver, steel black, and crystal. The latter is definitely the coolest.
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Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts II.8 includes Dream Drop Distance HD

Now you don't need that 3DS
Sep 15
// Zack Furniss
The rumored Kingdom Hearts 2.9 is actually Kingdom Hearts II.8 because fuck your numbering systems. The big news is that it includes the formerly 3DS-exclusive Dream Drop Distance, but now in HD. There's also Kingdom Hearts 0...
Toukiden 2 photo
Toukiden 2

Toukiden 2 coming to Japan in 2016

Sep 15
// Zack Furniss
Tecmo Koei's Toukiden, a popular hunting action game, will be receiving a sequel in 2016. The demure translator lady says that it will be "...very reali-realistic and o-open world..." A crazy demon fought a small anime woman in a short cinematic and you'll know more when we do.
One Piece Burning Blood photo
One Piece Burning Blood

One Piece Burning Blood announced for PS4 and PS Vita

Yo-ho-ho he took a bite of gum-gum
Sep 15
// Joe Parlock
Bandai Namco has announced One Piece: Burning Blood at the Sony portion of the Tokyo Game Show for PS4 and PS Vita. It'll be developed by J-Stars Victory Vs. developer Chunsoft. The fighting game aims to make a recreation of ...
KoF XIV photo

King of Fighters XIV coming to Japan in January

Fight some darn kings
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
Hey King of Fighters fans, King of Fighters XIV just got announced at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference with a reveal trailer and a Japanese release date of January 21 2016. So, who's excited to fight even more kings? That's what King of Fighters is about, right?
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Hot Shots Golf

New Hot Shots Golf coming to PS4 in 2016

Clap your hands
Sep 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony showed off the latest entry in the Hot Shots Golf franchise, New Minna no Golf, today at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. The title is targeting a 2016 release on PlayStation 4. Curious about what it looks like in action? You can watch the hot new (sorry) trailer below.
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Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 launching worldwide on March 18

Bring it on
Sep 15
// Laura Kate Dale
A few days ago in the run up to Tokyo Game Show, we got news that Uncharted 4 would be launching in Japan on March 18. Today, during Sony's TGS conference, we got confirmation that March 18 is the worldwide release date for t...
The Old Hunters photo
The Old Hunters

Bloodborne's first expansion is 'The Old Hunters'

Coming November 24
Sep 15
// Brett Makedonski
Time to go back to Yharnam, Hunters. Sony just announced the first expansion for Bloodborne at its Tokyo Game Show press conference. Hope more dying is cool with you. On November 24, 2015, the add-on titled The Old Hunte...

Happening now: Watch the Livestream from the Sony Tokyo Game Preshow

Sep 15 // Brett Makedonski
Also Katsu Curry, which is breaded, as opposed to tempura cutlet.  
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Ima desu
Friends, Romans, countrymen: lend me your ears. Also, your eyes. I'm going to need your full attention for this one. Give me your other three senses too while we're at it. Sony kicks off the Tokyo Game Show festivities in a ...

The Last Guardian photo
The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian's making an appearance at TGS

Plus the blurriest screenshot ever
Sep 14
// Joe Parlock
Sony has been worryingly quiet about The Last Guardian since E3. It wasn’t at gamescom, it wasn’t at PAX, and it hasn’t been announced for EGX. But then Fumito Ueda’s studio genDESIGN descended from th...
PlayStation 2 photo
PlayStation 2

Three PS2 games have been rated for re-release on PS4

Hey hey we're the monkeys
Sep 14
// Joe Parlock
Back in the days of the PS3, Sony released a whole load of PlayStation 2 games for people to buy again (because who needs backward compatibility?). They had some pretty good stuff up on offer, but unfortunately none of those ...
Digimon World: Next Order photo
Digimon World: Next Order

Digimon World: Next Order has some new screenshots

How many Leomon will die this time?
Sep 11
// Joe Parlock
Dang, Digimon World: Next Order is looking really pretty. Bandai Namco has released a whole load of new screenshots for the upcoming (currently Japan-exclusive) Vita game. The screenshots show off the two lead protagonists an...
PSN sale photo
PSN sale

PlayStation Network kicks off anniversary sale

It's here for one week
Sep 08
// Jordan Devore
Sony is running a 20th anniversary sale on PlayStation Network and you probably aren't interested in the reason for the event so much as the deals themselves. You can find them here. There are discounts on more than 100 PSP, ...
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Code name Kenshin

It's the big one: PlayStation 4 firmware 3.0 detailed

Now batting, Herb Guy
Sep 02
// Steven Hansen
The PS3 firmware 3.0 was probably amazing, the PS Vita 3.0 firmware changed your life, and now it's time for the PlayStation 4 to hit the big three oh (same) as detailed in the PlayStation Blog. Taking the piss with respect t...
TGS 2015 photo
TGS 2015

Sony announces Tokyo Game Show PS4 and Vita lineup

Two more weeks
Sep 01
// Steven Hansen
Wow, just a few more weeks until I'm eating curry twice a day and peeing in sexy anime nurse urinals. Also, playing video games over at the Tokyo Game Show (September 17-20). This list is likely missing some super secret game...
Blue PS Vita photo
Blue PS Vita

The US is getting a blue PlayStation Vita

Only at GameStop
Sep 01
// Jordan Devore
After following a link to this aqua blue PlayStation Vita, I had to double check the time stamp -- what year is it? Oh, 2015. It is new. I'm as surprised as you are to see Sony acknowledge the handheld. It's a GameStop exclusive in the United States releasing this November. It'll be $199.99.

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