Oct 07, 2015 - 1:47 PM - by garyopa
Target product page suggests Sony's new console will see its first price cut in North America.
North American retailer Target has updated its Video Games hub to reveal what could be a PS4 price drop. The image below, live now on the retailer's site, suggests that a $50 price drop is coming soon
Recently, Sony announced a $50 price drop in Japan during the Tokyo Game Show, but no word at that time was mentioned about a 'price drop' coming to other regions, but recently a new ad on Target's website suggests that PS4 is infact getting a similar $50 price drop in the USA in the very near future, maybe before even Black Friday.
For now this is totally 'unconfirmed', GameSpot has reached out to Sony for more info, but so far 'no comment' from HQ, and if Sony is planning any big announcement for NA or EU most likely it will occur at the Paris Game Show later this month, which Sony decided to attend in full-force this year instead of the Gamescom earlier this year in Germany.
Target is also currently running a limited-time promotion where it's giving away $50 gift cards with the purchase of select PS4 bundles. However, the wording in this image suggests it's referring to a permanent price drop. In addition, the image used in the price drop banner is for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which is not one of the titles that comes with a gift card.
Just weeks ago, Sony announced a price cut for the PS4 in Japan. After that, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said he expects a PS4 price cut in North America, possibly in time for the holidays.
The PS4 launched in November 2013 priced at $400, where it's stood ever since. By comparison, the Xbox One debuted at $500 (with a Kinect camera), but later dropped to $400 and then again to $350 where it stands today for the base model without the Kinect.
NEWS SOURCE: PS4 Getting $50 Price Drop - Report (via) GameSpot
Oct 06, 2015 - 1:28 PM - by garyopa
Launching October 13th, 2015, Hearts of Stone packs over TEN hours of new adventures in The Witcher.
At long last The Witcher returns. A new adventure awaits Geralt of Rivia, one that will see the Butcher of Blaviken meet some familiar faces, and terrible foes.
So you been enjoy The Witcher for a while now, well time to get your horses ready as the big expansion is coming on the 13th, and it brings you ten more hours of adventures along with a ton of new monsters to battle and new romances to encounter on your travels.
So what do you think after watching the trailer, are you going to step back into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, or have you moved on now?
Step again into the shoes of Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster slayer, this time hired to defeat a ruthless bandit captain, Olgierd von Everec, a man who possesses the power of immortality. The expansion lets you choose your own way through an adventure that includes recruiting a crew of break-in artists, spending a night partying with a ghost and outsmarting the most bizarre creatures Geralt has ever faced.
Launching October 13th, 2015, Hearts of Stone packs over 10 hours of new adventures and introduces new characters, powerful monsters, unique romance, and a brand new storyline shaped by gamer choices. The expansion also introduces a brand new system of Runewords that significantly affects gameplay. Each Runeword will impact a different aspect of in-game mechanics and will allow the players to experiment with various strategies and tactics.
Oct 05, 2015 - 9:36 AM - by garyopa
20 Million Gamers can't be wrong, so Join Today!
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition boasts the complete Destiny experience including the original and epic Destiny adventure, #1: 'The Dark Below', #2: 'House of Wolves' and now 'The Taken King'
20 Million Gamers are now enjoy Destiny on a daily basis, and after watching the latest trailer you will see why you should join the fight and protect the world, as the new 'Legendary Edition' includes all the older expansions plus the recently released 'The Taken King', so very easy to get going, just grab it, install it, and bang you are now part of the world of Destiny.
With all this action, you just might never log-out, so be careful or your actual 'real-world' might list you as 'Missing-In-Action'.
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition boasts the complete Destiny experience including the original and epic Destiny adventure, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and the recently release Taken King. For new and returning Guardians, there has never been a better time to jump into the Destiny universe. Unite with 20 million Guardians in the fight to defend our solar system and Become Legend.
The richest and most diverse offering yet, Destiny: The Taken King allow gives fans the chance to immerse themselves in all the incredible adventures of Destiny in one Legendary Edition. With a new storyline introducing Oryx, Crota's vengeful father, an all-new destination, three new Guardian subclasses, a massive arsenal of new armour, weapons and exotics, new Strikes and Crucible maps and the new ‘King's Fall' Raid that puts players to the ultimate test, there has never been a better time to jump in to "Become Legend," particularly for new players beginning their journey as a Guardian.
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Oct 03, 2015 - 1:12 PM - by garyopa
Live performances will occasionally be shown on the PlayStation Network.
Sony and AEG Live have announced Times Square's 2,150-capacity concert and events venue has been renamed the PlayStation Theater.
The next time you are in New York and visiting the Times Square to see the latest and greatest concert you going to be doing it inside the PlayStation Theater, and also the next time you tune into a live performance you will be doing it via the PlayStation Network.
So what do you think of Sony expanding the PlayStation brand network to famous icons like the Theater at Times Square in NYC.
Previously known as the Best Buy Theater, the new name comes as the venue celebrates its 10th anniversary and as part of a "strategic partnership" that'll see rebranding of all the theater's interior and exterior signage. Additionally, it'll lead to live performances being shown on the PlayStation Network.
"As a leader in global entertainment, PlayStation is the perfect partner for a venue centrally located at the 'crossroads of the world,'"
said Mark Shulman, Vice President and General Manager of AEG Live. "As the live music experience evolves, it's important to AEG Live to stay ahead of technology and trends, and as many of our younger fans are gamers as well, we are excited for the possibilities at PlayStation Theater."
"PlayStation Theater is an exceptionally exciting initiative, allowing us to marry our tremendous brand momentum with an amazing venue right in the heart of Times Square,"
said John Koller, Vice President, Marketing at PlayStation. "We believe the PlayStation brand should be deeply integrated with large cultural events, and this partnership provides that opportunity. We are looking forward to exploring significant cultural moments at PlayStation Theater."
Previous acts who've performed at the venue include Bon Jovi, The Eagles, John Legend, Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, Drake, Prince and more, while upcoming acts include Becky G, a run of shows by comedian Bo Burnham, rock band Circa Survive and others.
NEWS SOURCE: Times Square's Best Buy Theater Renamed to PlayStation Theater (via) IGN
Oct 02, 2015 - 9:50 AM - by garyopa
The First All-New Pro Skater Game in 13 Years Heralds the Return of the Over-the-Top Arcade Style of the Series
Features 20-person Online Multiplayer and the Ability to Create and Share Skateparks
Tony Hawk is finally officially launched, so here is the trailer and PR, all tho of course the game been reported to have tons of glitches still even with the very large day one patch, but there is always hope the next wave of patches will fix up the remaining issues.
So have you tried out the Tony Hawk game yet, or are you waiting until all the glitches in the game are fixed up first (if ever!).
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., has launched Tony Hawk's® Pro Skater 5 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. It evolves the fast-paced, combo-fueled fun of the Pro Skater formula with inventive cooperative and competitive online gameplay.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 balances an authentic skatepark experience with the franchise's over-the-top arcade action and style, paying tribute to the classic games with timeless gameplay modes while introducing exciting new ways to play. Players will ollie, grind, kickflip and noseslide with tried-and-true Pro Skater controls through the game's 100+ missions, stringing together astronomical combos and unlocking new content. With the introduction of 20-person online multiplayer, skaters can drop-in on their friends' sessions for head-to-head competition or take on cooperative missions.
"Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 seizes upon the social element of skateboarding,"
said Tony Hawk. "Skating with your friends online is a blast and doing it in a skatepark of your own design is even better. The possibilities are limited only by the community's creativity."
At launch, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will include eight brand-new levels, with two additional stages and five bonus skaters coming in future updates - for free! Players can also build their own twisted skateparks from an arsenal of more than 250 ramps, rails, objects and more, giving fans the tools to fully flex their creative muscles. Once finished, parks can be shared with the community through the cloud, giving skaters a steady supply of player-designed and curated content to enjoy.
Ten of the sport's top athletes are featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Players can skate as Tony Hawk, Nyjah Huston, Riley Hawk, Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, Lizzie Armanto, Leticia Bufoni, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Andrew Reynolds and Ishod Wair. Developers Robomodo and Disruptive Games have captured each skater's distinctive techniques, giving the athletes a unique in-game style that mirrors their real-world swagger.
Long-time fans will also be happy to know that, true to Pro Skater tradition, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has hidden characters, wacky outfits and a killer soundtrack with hits from Ratatat, Death from Above 1979, Death, The Orwells, Cloud Nothings and dozens more.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is expected to launch on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on November 13th. For the latest news and updates, follow along on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyHawkGames
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Oct 01, 2015 - 2:15 PM - by garyopa
Funding Goal Reached, New Gameplay-Video Revealed
Break out the mead horns because we're celebrating the successful funding of The Dwarves' Kickstarter campaign. KING Art Games has big dreams for the little heroes, and now its happening thanks to KS
Thanks to the power of crowd-funding, and thousands of people on KickStarter we soon might see a new fantasy-rpg game on our PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as 'The Dwarves' has reached their funding goal, and there is still more time to raise more.
So what do you think of the game so far, after watching the new gameplay video?
Almost 5,000 backers supported The Dwarves' Kickstarter campaign, with over $260,000 raised so far - and there is still one full week to go. With the campaign far from over, KING Art is now aiming for a collection of exciting stretch goals, including: new game modes, cooperative multiplayer, a brand-new character, additional quests, orchestral music and many more made possible through the incredible support of the community.
New gameplay video shows prologue
"Be as steadfast as the granite of which we are made!", the battlecry of King Giselbert, leader of the Fifthling tribe, echoes over the battlements of the mighty fortress at the Stone Gateway. And verily, steadfast the few surviving defenders need to be, as the hordes of Tion - Orcs, Ogres and Dark Elves - are marching in by the hundreds and thousands. There are only a few dozen brave dwarven warriors standing between Girdlegard and these creatures of the darkness, and none of them will see the light of the new dawn.
With this grim prologue, describing a battle that took place over 1,000 years ago, the Fantasy-RPG "The Dwarves" begins. In a new 15-minute long video, developer KING Art shows and explains the game's features, such as how the combat system works, what is the crowd-combat system, how do different enemy types react to player actions, and how do special attacks play a role in turning the tide of battle? After the hard-fought battle, there is also a small exploration segment showing the protagonist Tungdil wandering through the Vaults of Lot-Ionan, exploring new environments and character interactions.
Do you love The Dwarves but don't have the cash to spare? You can also help the developers by adding your social-media reach to the game's Thunderclap campaign: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/32198-the-dwarves
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Sep 30, 2015 - 2:06 PM - by garyopa
The new CoD game is just around the corner, so its time to learn the 'background story' behind it.
Black Ops III engrosses players in a dark and gritty future, where a new breed of Black Ops soldier has emerged and the lines between humanity and military technology have been blurred.
Call of Duty is coming soon this holiday season, and for sure millions will be sold in the first 24 hours, so its about time to learn what is all happening in Black Ops III and were we are in the story line of their series.
Oh, BTW - If you thinking of playing the 'story' campaign you will need to upgrade to Xbox One or PlayStation 4, because the developers are claiming it was 'too taxing' to include on the older Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, so they are 'online-only' now.
Sep 29, 2015 - 2:07 PM - by garyopa
Skaters gonna skate, but this is more like 'Goat Simulator' with boards!
Eurogamer video supremo Ian Higton has played the new Tony Hawk's game for over an hour and already found it to be a bit of a glitchy mess, and that is after installing the super-large day one patch!
Well first off, once you come home with your physical retail disc of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5, you will soon notice that all the files from the junked disc that you just watched installing to your console's HDD needs to be totally replaced with twice at many files from the day one patch, and then as you sit down to play the latest Tony Hawk, you will be quickly wondering if you just bought 'Goat Simulator' or if you should find some with PS2 and play THPS2 on it as at least it worked and was playable.
So did you spent the 50 Euros or $80 loonies (canadian price) for the game and discovered this sad fact, or are you going to wait for the bad reviews to be released first, or just grab a cold one and enjoy watching others try to play the game via Twitch and laugh like crazy!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is out in the US now (Friday in the UK), and comes with a day one update that's bigger in GB terms than the game itself. Still, the patch doesn't seem to improve matters, as the video, below, captured from the PlayStation 4 version after the update is applied, shows.
We see Tony Hawk's dead-eyed character model spinning out of control at the most innocuous of collisions, and constant glitching into walls, the ground and half-pipes as the cel-shaded graphics collapse.
Poor Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. What happened to you?
Eurogamer's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 review goes live this Friday.
Meanwhile, Skate, Skate 2 and Skate 3 are each 50 per cent off on Xbox 360 this week for Xbox Live Gold members. Funny, that.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 is a bit of a glitchy mess (via) EuroGamer
NEWS SOURCE #2: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has a day-one update larger than game itself (via) EuroGamer
Sep 28, 2015 - 2:55 PM - by garyopa
Find Out the truth behind What Happened at PATHOS-II?
Dive deeper into the world of SOMA to uncover more about the events and stories preceding the game with the live-action mini-series from Frictional Games and Imagos Films.
SOMA been out for a few days now on your PlayStation 4 console, and its amazing 'horror' game, but can be a little hard at times, well no problem a new daily YT live-action mini-series will help you fiqure out the clues on what happened at Pathos II and make it a bit easier and more enjoyment as you progress thru the game and try to outwit all the horrors you will come across in your quest.
So have you tried out SOMA yet, I know its no 'Silent Hill' but currently its the best that we have a new horror-genre-type game.
A new episode will be available daily, Sept. 28 through Oct. 5, through the Frictional Games YouTube channel.
From Frictional Games, creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, SOMA is a sci-fi horror game that questions our concepts of identity, consciousness, and what it means to be human.
SOMA is available for $29.99 on PS4 via the PlayStation Store, and for PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) via digital distributors including Steam, GOG.com, and Humble Store.
For more about SOMA: http://www.somagame.com
Sep 26, 2015 - 12:09 PM - by garyopa
New Global eSports League Triples its Prize Pool to $3 million
Expands Competitive Opportunities for Pros and Amateurs Alike. The Arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops III Will Mark the Deepest eSports In-Game Integration in Franchise History.
It was announced earlier that of course Call of Duty eSports are moving to the PlayStation 4, since that is the new one-month exclusive launch platform for the next Black Ops III and its many DLC packs, and now Activision is raising the stakes even higher, they making the 'winning' pool of money for the next eSports CoD championship to be a cool THREE MILLION DOLLARS instead of the horrible poor figure of only ONE MILLION it was during the years it was running in the past on the Xbox consoles.
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With the upcoming release of Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, the sequel to the best-selling series in Call of Duty® history, eSports is poised to expand to new audiences, while introducing new ways for fans of all skill levels to join the eSports movement. Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Call of Duty announced today the creation of the Call of Duty® World League, a worldwide eSports league by Activision in support of the #1 console eSports franchise, Call of Duty. The new league marks an unprecedented commitment by Call of Duty and its dedicated eSports team to directly support the growing community of eSports fans. The program will provide a deeper level of engagement with the elite circuit of professional gamers, while also encouraging casual fans and aspiring competitors of Call of Duty to enjoy the thrill of competition across different skill levels.
Call of Duty World League
"Call of Duty has always been about community, camaraderie and competition, which drives incredible engagement with the game all year long. eSports allows us to deliver these moments to our fans whether they are playing the game themselves or cheering on those who are,"
said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. "Three years ago, we held the first Call of Duty Championship to showcase the dedication and skill of Call of Duty players around the world. Since then, eSports has become a global phenomenon with more than 120 million people watching online competitive gaming each year and Call of Duty continues to lead as the top console eSports franchise in the world."
The Call of Duty World League will be comprised of two Divisions - The Pro Division and The Challenge Division - each of which will feed into the grand finale of the competitive Call of Duty season and the biggest event in console eSports, the Call of Duty Championship. Professional Call of Duty teams in North America, Europe and Australia & New Zealand will battle throughout the year in regional competition during The Pro Division regular season to earn their ticket to the Call of Duty Championship and will compete for the largest seasonal cash prizes in Call of Duty to date. The Call of Duty World League Pro Division kicks off competition in January 2016 in North America, Europe and Australia & New Zealand.
The Challenge Division will provide a path for amateur and other aspiring pro players to compete with each other and enhance their competitive skills as well. The winning teams in The Challenge Division will also earn a spot in the Call of Duty Championship by competing in a series of official LAN events.
"Treyarch's passion for competitive gaming precedes Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a heritage that inspired us to introduce dedicated eSports features into the franchise and one that compelled us to push the boundaries of Call of Duty: Black Ops III's offerings beyond anything we've delivered before,"
said Mark Lamia, Treyarch studio head. "While our global fan base of players range from casual to professional, they all share a desire to compete - some at the highest levels. With Call of Duty: Black Ops III, we are introducing a series of new features, like Arena mode that not only accommodate that diversity of play styles, but also let players see how they stack up against one another. Treyarch is giving the community of Call of Duty players new