Last evening Sony began sending out invites for their upcoming PlayStation Now game streaming service, IGN.com has reported. The streaming service is entering a small closed beta period ahead of its official release sometime later this year and requires a 5MB internet connection and the use of a PlayStation 3 is recommended according to the invite email.
PlayStation Now is an online streaming service that will allow gamers to play titles from the console maker’s nearly 20 year history on the PlayStation 3, PS4 as well as Sony Bravia televisions and Smart Phones. The technology behind PlayStation Now based off of GaiKai’s streaming services, whom Sony purchased for $380 million dollars in 2012.
We don’t have a definitive list of launch titles for PlayStation Now but when the service was shown at CES 2014 both Beyond Two Souls and The Last of Us were both playable. We also do not have details on a pricing structure, launch window or whether or not PlayStation Now will tie into PlayStation Plus.
If you got into the beta, we’re super jealous!Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Beta, Gaikai, PlayStation Now, PS3, PS4
The Amazing Spider-Man is set to make his return to video game consoles via developer Beenox and publisher Activision this year. Historically, I personally believe that Beenox has done an outstanding job with the Spider-Man games. They are looking to continue this trend with a new Spidey game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will release sometime in the spring of this year. While the storyline will not follow the movies’, which is truly not a bad thing, it will feature some of the enemies featured in the film. Don’t worry true believers, there will also be more classic villains for you to take down as well - Beenox has confirmed.
This new trailer features one of those classic villains… (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Activision, Beenox, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
GameSpot has released some gameplay footage that shows what Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Lord of the Rings title Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks like from Monolith Productions. So far it seems to be somewhat Assassin’s Creed inspired with random rival generation which makes Orc foes that you build a history against called the Nemesis System. All this taking place between The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Interestingly, this is possibly the first non canon LOTR video game. Read on for the video! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: lord of the rings, LOTR, Monolith Productions, PS4, Talion, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox One
It was announced today that Sony will be performing network maintenance on Monday, January 27th from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time with the maintenance expected to last approximately 6 hours.
If users have signed in to PlayStation Network any time since January 20th they will still be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period, however the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time.
Be sure to sign in to PlayStation Network prior to Monday, January 27th in order to access online game play and partner apps during the planned routine maintenance.
Source: SonyPosted in: Sony Tags: Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, ps vita, PS3, PS4, PSN, sony
Atlus revealed a new teaser trailer for their upcoming RPG title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars today, and also let loose on the release date for the game. The title will be released on both the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS on April 15th, 2014.
So, what can you expect from Conception II? There will be plenty of dungeon crawling in a fully 3D environment, punctuated with a battle system that puts emphasis on positioning around a monster. Conception II has beefed up the party size up to eleven characters, including 9 Star Children, 1 heroine, and you, the protagonist. Every battle is sure to be a challenge!Posted in: Nintendo, Sony Tags: Atlus, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
Square Enix announced today that a playable demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As a special bonus, players who download the PlayStation Network demo will automatically receive the Utsusemi Garb DLC, which includes the Heavenly Fan weapon and the Kaminari (meaning “Lightning” in Japanese) shield item. The DLC pack will download with the demo and will be unlocked in the full retail game on February 11. The DLC pack will also be available to purchase for other customers later this year.
The demo puts players in control of Lightning as she traverses the chaos-infested Yusnaan palace of her old ally, Snow. Players will experience Lightning’s new customization options and master the game’s completely overhauled battle system. For those who activate the Outerworld services and submit their battle scores of the final fight against Zaltys, the ‘Siegfried’ outfit will be unlocked in the full retail game.Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Playstation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360
It’s been a long time coming but Watch_Dogs is finally within sight and will be released on virtually every console on June 30th of this year. The game will be available in a special collector’s edition on PC and every console, except for the Nintendo Wii U where it will only be released in regular edition.
Here is a brief synopsis of the game:Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, ubisoft, watch_dogs, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Ubisoft announced a new downloadable title was in the works back in September, and the game will be a JRPG inspired title. Child of Light centres around Aurora who, after falling ill, finds her soul transported from her home to the magical kingdom of Lemuria where the Black Queen had stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Here is some of the details from the announcement:
Now that her soul is in Lemuria, Aurora must find the missing light sources and defeat the Black Queen to restore the kingdom. Guiding her through the darkness is a floating ball of light named Igniculus, who can be controlled by a second player. Aurora and Igniculus have entirely different playstyles. There will be places Igniculus can travel but Aurora cannot, in addition to their skills during battle. Aurora is the recognizable RPG standard – attacking and defending against enemies using magic and her massive sword – while Igniculus uses his light source to blind enemies and slow them down, directly heal comrades and collect orbs to restore the party member’s health and mana.Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Tags: Child of Light, Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, ubisoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Earlier today SEGA & Twentieth Century Fox announced a new game in the Alien series coming to current and next gen consoles. Alien: Isolation, a first-person survival horror experience, will focus on capturing the horror and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. The game is being developed by Creative Assembly with the game set to be released in late 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
The game takes place on a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, where fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants. Players will find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and under prepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Alien: Isolation, Sega
Today Sony announced a new streaming game service at at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The new service will be called PlayStation Now (PS Now) and is set to be available in the United States beginning this summer. Sony promises that with the new service you will be able to stream popular hits and classic games from the PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.
In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup are said to support PS Now with the service eventually expanded beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices. Sony announced that this will allow the ability to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.Posted in: Sony Tags: Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Now, ps vita, PS3, PS4, sony