The PlayStation 2 redefined gaming for many people around the world. With a plethora of games and the fact it doubled as a DVD player, many people jumped at Sony's console. I think I ended up with three of them by the end of the generation thanks to multiple international moves and divorcing parents. Sony is finding staggering success with the PS4's sales, but how do they stack up against the legendary PS2?
Not all free-to-play games are equal. Some of them are more concerned with ringing every possible bit of cash out of a player before offering them anything that is actually worthwhile, whereas other games are actually pretty damn fun to play and worth a few extra bucks being tossed towards the experience. Take WarFrame for instance. It’s a solid game, that can easily be enjoyed with or without cash. That business model has proven to be rather profitable for the title, and Sony is paying attention.
We are VR, baby. Love it or hate it, but virtually real hardware and software is here to stay as the field has opened up with various companies throwing their goggles into the ring. While the Oculus Rift may dominate headlines, Sony might have something up their sleeve that could prove an equal match for that VR trendsetter. It’s called Project Morpheus, and thanks to some beefy new hardware that has been added to it, it looks like Morpheus is finally ready to hit the shelves next year.
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.
A long long time ago, 2 days to be precise, Zoe posted an article announcing that Sony had allowed the trademark for The Last Guardian to lapse in America and we really all felt this was the final nail in the coffin of the joke that is The Last Guardian.
The Order: 1886 is one of the best looking games to come out of this generation – and by all accounts, it’s a good game too; even if there’s a bit of debate over its length. Let’s put that aside for now, because thanks to Sony we’ve got a copy of the game to give away to one lucky reader. More than that we’ve also got a limited, unpainted version of the “Endless Duel” statue that accompanies the game’s special edition.
As for graphics go, The Order: 1886 is a page three stunner. But it’s more than just a step forward in terms of realistic graphics. It’s also a game that’s combining said realism, with some cinematic style. Style that comes from the letterbox aspect ratio and frame-rate, in order to deliver such an experience. And going even beyond that, it’s a game that is looking to do something different with that presentation as it blends gameplay and scripted scenes.
To be honest, I’ve still got no idea what kind of game The Order: 1886 is going to be. Will it be a stock-standard shooter according to my early experiences? A thrilling chapter in what will most likely be the first game in a new franchise? A great example of manly moustaches? Hell if I know. What I am certain of however, is that the game is a winner in the looks department. It’s the kind of game that I want, purely so that I can show my console hardware off to plebs. And these too hot for pre-release date screenshots aren’t helping.
No matter what game I’ve got sitting in my PlayStation, I always find myself coming back to Resogun. There’s a certain sense of the sublime in that humble, cylindrical shooter. And it’s a game that developer Housemarque plans to keep on supporting, as Resogun will be home to a new expansion of content next week.
Free to play, love it or hate it, is here to stay. It’s a genre of gaming that has become popular as of late, slipping away from PC and finding a home on console as well. Drawn To Death, an online multiplayer shooter from David Jaffe and his studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency happens to be a free to play game that is headed to the PlayStation 4. But it won’t be F2P in the traditional sense.
Sony has released its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year, much like everyone else has been doing lately. In the period between 1 September and 31 December, Sony had some surprisingly positive results in the gaming divisions, resulting in some improved predictions.
Metacritic. You either love them or hate them but in the end it really doesn't matter as scoring games and having someone aggregate those scores is never going to go away.
There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.
I kinda dig it when a game goes above and beyond when it comes to laying the groundwork for the universe of that particular title. Take Infamous: Second Son. A great sandbox game, with even better gameplay, Infamous: Second Son also had an augmented reality game that tied back into the main title itself. It was fun, it was bonus content and it was completely free to play. Now, The Order: 1886 is following that path, with its own AR game.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Sony PlayStation Network – along with Microsoft Xbox Live – suffered from a series of outages; the result of some script kiddies and their DDoS attacks. Sony’s trying to make good on that; it’ll be adding 5 days of PS Plus to every valid subscription, and is now offering a 10% discount on its digital stores.