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.
If you're a PS4 owner and feel just a little bit disappointed by Sony's first-party line-up this year, I don't blame you. It hasn't been dormant, but it's also not been a massive success either. That's expected in the console's first year, and 2015 is already shaping up to be a lot better. In fact, it just got monumentally better after seeing EMAGON.
The PlayStation Vita is a pretty fantastic gaming device... even if it is perhaps a little short of games. Unfortunately when Sony was marketing the thing they sold it as something quite a bit greater than it ended up being. A number of promised features were either misrepresented, or wholly absent from the console – leading the US’ Federal Trade Commission to take umbrage. As a result, Sony has to cough up to the system’s early adopters.
Sony had their Investor Relations Day, which sounds like an opportunity to eat fancy food and have SCE boss Andrew House give interesting quotes. We found out that PlayStation is dominating in Middle Eastern and German markets, but Sony wants much, much more.
We all know that GTA V is going to look prettier than a gift-wrapped Ferrari under your Christmas tree. After all, I’d be disappointed if the game wasn’t fielding some shinier tech when it launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. But how pretty does it actually look then?
If you’ve been griping about the current lack of bigger budget games on PlayStation Plus for a while now, I can’t say that I blame you. While the monthly indie games are treasures that do deserve more eyes and hands on them, as a consumer you’re wanting something that really justifies your purchase of a membership. DriveClub was supposed to be that game that would help sell itself and PS Plus. But it’s been delayed until further notice.
I’M AFRAID I’VE GOT SOME BAAAAAAAAAD NEWS FOR YOU! WWE 2K15 is promising to revitalise the sports entertainment genre with rivalries, updated rosters and visuals that you can most definitely see. Provided that you’re getting a current-gen version that is. But if you’re stuck with an older console (A running theme today it seems), then you might be in for a WWE game that’s about to lay some Sweet Chin Music on your moderate expectations.
GTA V is coming to the PlayStation4 next month, and while I have absolutely zero interest in playing through it again, I’m quite keen on seeing how it performs on a technical level. Where GTA V on the old gen consoles was a masterclass in wresting every ounce of performance out of those old consoles. I’m really keen to see what Rockstar can do with the newer systems. And if a bit of fluffery from the Official PlayStation Magazine is to believed, it’s something to behold.
We’re entering that time of year where all the biggest and blockbusteriest games are on their way. While money doesn’t always guarantee success, it certainly does help and you’ll most likely be hard-pressed to find a game that actually gets downright slammed by all the critics. That doesn’t mean that 2014 hasn’t had some bad games so far. Hell, it’s had some of the very worst games ever released actually. Here’s a look at the games that smelt like Batman Forever.
I love random days like Halloween. It usually means large amounts of unnecessary candy, in-game themed community events, and sometimes, games for really cheap. PlayStation are throwing together some rather delicious specials to welcome in the scary event, all taking place over the next two weeks.