I love me some action games where the objective is to merely mow your way through wave after wave of enemies. There’s something…cathartic about the whole idea, as you flex some godly muscle and power your way on through. Dynasty Warriors perfected the formula for such a game, and for years now, it’s been applied to other franchises as well. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is on the way, and not only does it look like some cheesy good fun on the high seas, but it’ll be unleashed in a special edition as well.
It’s almost the end of the month. Soon, we won’t be dining on cheap dog food! Nope, it’ll be gourmet canned dog food for a week or two! Ha! Still, you may have a few bucks left to spare. You could be kind and give said cash to a charity. Or you could not waste your cash and spend it on yourself instead, because it’s not like you’re getting anything tangible in return from those damn orphans. Fortunately, there’s a PSN flash sale. So buy. Spend. CONSUME!
Right now, beta testers are busy laying with the new firmware for the PlayStation 4 that enables, amongst other things, suspend and resume for games. According to some reports, it seems like it’s more suspend-to-disk than suspend-to-ram, as users have reported being able to jump in and out of several games without having to worry about silly things like save points. We have no idea when that firmware is coming, though it’s expected to go live by the end of April. If you’re impatient, you can get a crack at firmware 2.50 right now.
If there’s one JRPG series out there that doesn’t get nearly enough love in the West, it has to be Dragon Quest. It’s a franchise that has been knocking around since 1986, although it wasn’t until 2005 when the series stopped publishing itself as Dragon Warriors and started growing the Quest brand. A new game is on the way, Dragon Quest Heroes, for both old and new consoles. And I like what I’m seeing.
Sony is really committed to the PlayStation brand, something we've known for a long time. However, they also have tried to make money from their phones and TVs. While their phones are hands-down the best Android devices on the market, they just aren't raking in the cash. Of course the company wants to make more money, and their new plan will focus on gamers.
PlayStation is all about demanding greatness, right? Well, here are the great games that should be coming to the console this year in a handy list form. The listing does warn that the games may change at any time and without warning, but hey, it's still fun to scroll through.
Chances are that if you’re playing anything online this week, it’s Evolve. The asymmetrical multiplayer shooter released today on console and PC, and it’s best played with other human beings online. If you’re playing on PS4, you might a have few issues with PSN on Thursday.
And no, it’s not a SJW survival-horror game. After two years in development, OSome Studio’s White Night is just about done. Created by Domenico and Albani and Mathieu Fremont, White Night is described a noir-styled survival horror game, where light plays a key role. It’s kind of like an interactive version of your load shedding schedule then.
We may be using some new hardware in our living rooms, but the process of acquiring and playing a game is generally still the same. We buy a game, we install it and then we play it while moaning endlessly about that one cheap bastard of a boss that is almost impossible to defeat. But on the other end of the spectrum, there happen to be free to play games that are making an impact. And by impact, I mean a jackhammering of success on home consoles.
It’s not just the PlayStation that’s 20 years old now. The first Tekken debuted in arcade two decades ago believe it or not. It was later ported and found a home on the first of Sony’s console, and each sequel has done so since then. Want to see how the series has evolved?
It’s actually kind if funny. As much as we gamers ache for new technology and games, we can’t seem to let go of our nostalgic past, holding onto our favourite classic games with the ferocity of an East-German bear hug. Over at the PlayStation Experience on the weekend, that nostalgia went into overdrive as Tim Schafer and Double Fine knocked out a trio of announcements.
Probably the first thing I ask myself when I get up in the morning is, “why are there so few MOBAs in the world?” Then I realise we’re not back in 2013, and that there are approximately 4536* different titles in existence now. Sorry, did I say 4536? I meant 4537. There is a new kid on the MOBA block.
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Sony’s PlayStation brand is now 20 years old. To celebrate that, Sony Japan asked users to complete a survey asking them what their favourite PlayStation games are, what games they felt surpassed other media, and which games they’d love to see remade using today’s technology. Their results are mostly rather predictable; Japanese people love Dragon Quest, and – like much of the rest of the world – want a shiny new remake of Final Fantasy VII.