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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 9, 2014 0

The PlayStation celebrated 20 years of gaming over this past weekend with the PlayStation Experience capping off the festivities. Alongside all of the big announcements Sony also released this adorable little video featuring some of the key gaming moments from the past two decades. Get ready to go d’awwwwe at the sight of Parappa the Sackboy!

Check out the full video after the jump along side a complete list of launch games from every PlayStation home console. Did you buy any of these consoles at launch? Let us know in the comments section. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 9, 2014 0

The next entry in Capcom’s long running fighting franchise, Street Fighter V, will be a PlayStation exclusive. A stunning announcement for sure considering the fact that all of the entries in the Street Fighter IV series were multiplatform on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!  Alongside the announcement Capcom released two trailers – One titled “Rise Up” centered around the fighting game community – and another that showcases brief gameplay featuring Ryu and Chun-Lee.

Players on PC & PS4 will be able to fight against each other both companies also announced at the PlayStation Experience.  No further details have been revealed but Capcom will be live-streaming the first ever SFV  match during the CapCom Cup on December 13th.

Check out both trailers after the jump. We’ll have more details as they become available.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 6, 2014 0

During Sony’s PlayStation Experience keynote presentation Naughty Dog showed off the first gameplay demo for Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End. In this demo we see Nathan Drake climb and sneak his way through a lush jungle island. There are quite a few awesome mechanics at play – I’m not sure if they are scripted or contextual but they still impress – like when Drake uses a rope to swing across a gap and knock out an enemy right before grabbing the guys gun while in mid swing.

We know this demonstration was played in real-time on Sony’s stage because at one point the person playing fell through the game world! If you can stomach a groaning one liner or sarcastic remark approximately every minute I highly recommend checking out this trailer.

A Thief’s End is still early in development. We don’t have a solid release date yet for this PlayStation 4 exclusive but I’m sure we will see more of Nathan Drake at next year’s E3.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 6, 2014 0

Capcom released one of the ground breaking &  most influential survival horror tiles, Resident Evil more than 18 years ago and now the first game in the series is coming back from the dead to scare a new generations of players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3 and Xbox 360 this January. Re-visiting the 2002 remake originally released on the Nintendo Gamecube this enhanced port includes upgraded visuals with new 3D models, a brand new easy mode for new novice players and a new control scheme similar to newer titles in the franchise.

Get ready to try and uncover the secrets of the mansion alongside other S.T.A.R.S members when Capcom unleashes Resident Evil on January 20th for $19.99! Check out a whole bunch of new screenshots after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 6, 2014 0

Konami unveiled the first trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Online last night during the Video Game Awards. This first glimpse at online componet of the Phantom Pain comes with the tagline – “Tactical Team Operations”.

In the trailer we see several glimpses of new gameplay mechanics such as one player taking on the role of Big Boss (similar to how MGS 4 online had game modes were one player played as Naked Snake) while other players battle it out. Other note worthy additions include an adorable puppy replacing the porn magazines and a mechanized single occupant walker that Snake uses to wreak havoc.

Make sure you watch until the end because there’s a pretty awesome cameo from a character we haven’t heard much about in terms of their inclusion in The Phantom PainMGS V: The Phantom Pain is expected to be release sometime before the summer of 2015 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 2, 2014 0

Is it December already? The holidays are just around the corner! The air is getting colder, snow is falling to the ground (assuming you’re located in the Northern Hemisphere) and Sony has unleashed a brand new wave of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Whether you’re a PS3 owner, a PS Vita player or are waiting for that shiny new PlayStation 4 for Christmas – there’s something for everyone in this month’s Instant Game Collection update. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 30, 2014 0

This coming Friday will mark the first ever edition of The Game Awards, usually around this time of year we’re all preparing for the world premieres during the Spike Video Game Awards but now a new contender for “relevant game awards show” has entered the ring. Created by gametrailers personality and long time industry veteran Geoff Keighley this new awards show has the backing of companies like Nintendo, SCEA, EA and Kojima Studios.

Like its predecessor the awards show will feature brand new reveal trailers, interviews and appearances from some of the big names in the games industry and of course the presentation of multiple awards. TGA 2014 will be available through Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 as well as through an official Twitch Stream on December 5th.

We’ve got a full list of this year’s nominees. Did your favorite game from the past 12 months make the cut? Find out after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 25, 2014 0

Out of the shadows comes a brand new gameplay video for Batman: Arkham Knight from Warner Bros Interactive. This video gives you a great look at the game’s combat as well as how the Batmobile will be useable during missions! In part one of this three part walkthrough series Batman has to enter Ace chemicals and take down the Arkham Knight’s henchmen as well as rescue Ace workers who are being held hostage.

If I am not mistaken… Batman may have killed a dude at the 1:07 mark, I mean shoving someone’s head into a panel full of live electrical wires doesn’t exactly sound survivable.

Regardless, part two will be released on the Arkham Knight facebook page with the final video premiering during the PlayStation Experience Keynote on December 6th.

Batman Arkham Knight will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 2nd 2015. Check out the full video after the jump.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 25, 2014 0

Get ready to enter the arena one more time with the release of Persona 4: Arean – Ultimax. SEGA confirmed that the game is now available for Xbox 360 and PS3 in Europe. This follow-up to the 2012 original includes a whole host of new characters including Junpei Lori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujijawa and more. If you missed out on the original game then is latest update might be the right time to show off your skills.

In our review of the original game we praised the fighting systems, comparing them to other Ark System Works titles like Blazblue and its incorporation of RPG elements from the main series Persona titles.

Persona 4: Arena Ultimax was released in North America on September 30th 2014. Full PR text after the jump.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, November 21, 2014 0

Activision has released the epilogue trailer for Destiny’s upcoming first expansion, The Dark Below. This expansion is set to be released on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on December 9 for $19.99 or as part of the Destiny Season Pass.

In terms of content TDB includes three main story missions: The Veil Lifted,  The Seeding and The Wakening. It also includes two new Strikes – Will of Crota and The Undying Mind (Which is PlayStaion exclusive) as well as three new crucible maps.  When TDB drops on the 9th all players will gain access to new weapons, armor and bounties regardless of whether or not they’ve purchased The Dark Below.

Check out the prologue in the embedded player below.
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