The Last Guardian is practically an urban legend – everybody knows about it, but no one has actually seen it. Where is the mythical game that got people so hyped up 5 years ago?
This year’s Gamescom won’t be remembered for surprise reveals or gigantic game showings. Instead it’ll be remembered for the PR storm surrounding Microsoft and Rise of the Tomb Raider. A lot of people are claiming that Microsoft is now trying to buy exclusives, something Sony says they’ll never do. Except, they already do buy some exclusives. Sort of.
I genuinely don’t get certain hackers. There’s a difference between uncovering hidden information, and being a spiteful little bastard who makes life hell for everybody. And that level of douchebaggery is something that the Xbox, PlayStation and Electronic Sports League have just experienced.
Until Dawn was one of those games that appeared and then quickly vanished shortly after. Sony haven’'t forgotten about it, and at Gamescom it was re-revealed as a brand new PS4 exclusive.
You’ve seen Japan enjoy the benefits of TV on a console, something that we have yet to experience. Well hate no more, because PlayStation TV is headed to Europe in 2015, with a RRP of €99, and it will include three digital games as well. Neat!
To kick off their Gamescom 2014 press conference, Sony decided to briefly talk about how well the PlayStation 4 has been doing since launch late last year. We know it’s been selling like hotcakes worldwide, but the total figure is staggering.
Infamous: Second Son might not have been the most engrossing gameplay experience, but it’s definitely a stunner on the PS4. The lighting is just so on point, which is probably why the expansion, First Light, looks so damn fine.
Remember I told you last week that The Last of Us would be getting a live stage performance? That took place last night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Turns out it wasn’t just a re-enactment of key scenes, as the show concluded with a previously unseen epilogue.
The LittleBigPlanet series is one of my all time favourites. It was my first ever PlayStation 3 game, something I actually bought months before I even owned the console. When I got around to playing it, I refused to do it alone. I roped in three friends for some weekly LBP action for a good few weeks. The same weekly meeting happened when the sequel rolled around. It makes me happy knowing I will be entering the imaginative shoes of Sackboy once more, with the third one being announced at E3. LittleBigPlanet 3 will be hitting a closed beta next month.
You ever heard of the Ahkibara District? It’s an iconic part of Japan, a nerd mecca for anyone who digs everything from gaming, electronics, toys and various other collectable stuff. Naturally, it’d be the perfect setting for a game, and that’s where Akiba’s Trip comes in. The game has been in development for a while now. And it’ll finally be out next month.
Collector’s editions. The scourge of my bank account. I am this close to going two years now without having succumbed to the urge to buy a more expensive version of a game. But dammit, my Avengers initiative might have just been activated, with this particular collection of plastic that is more attractive than the chest implant section at a Beverly Hills clinic.
It had been a really long time since I played a game that blew me away, and then I got The Last of Us. All I wanted to do was keep playing, but at the same time, it made me sad to think I was drawing closer and closer to the conclusion. If you missed it, don’t worry, because the PS4 will be getting a remastered version. Real life will also be getting its own rendition, in a truly glorious one-night-only HD live stage performance.
While I’m not as enamoured with The Last of Us as the entire planet is, I liked the game and its post-apocalyptic universe. While I personally feel that Ellie and Joel’s story is complete , I’d love to see that world expanded upon. That may well be happening.
Whether you love or hate Bungie for having a friends with benefits relationship with Sony now, you can’t deny that the content arriving on that platform does look rather tempting. All those cosmetic goodies have been detailed before, but thanks to a fresh drop of assets in my inbox, they’re looking even more alluring than before. See for yourself.
I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that Destiny is a PlayStation exclusive. Sony has been pushing the game so hard in comparison to Microsoft that it’s an easy mistake to make. Not only that, but the PlayStation version of the game seem to be getting a fair share of exclusive content, and that’s upsetting quite a few people.