Category Archives: PlayStation


October’s PS Plus Games Revealed

Sony has announced which games will be free for PS Plus subscribers starting on October 6th. The lineup goes as follows:

Super Meat Boy, PS4, PS Vita

Broken Age, PS4, PS Vita

Unmechanical: Extended, PS4, PS3

Chariot, PS3

KickBeat, PS3, PS Vita

Kung Fu Rabbit, PS3, PS Vita

Overall this is a solid list. The highlights are Super Meat Boy, a super hard fast paced platformer, and Broken Age, Tim Schafer’s latest point an click adventure. The less widely known games include: Unmechanical: Extended. Originally releasing on the iPhone, Unmechanical: Extended follows the journey of a helicopter trapped in strange and claustrophobic world.

On the PS3, Chariot has players assuming the roles of a princess and her suitor who have to transport their fathers’ casket through an arduous journey. KickBeat on the PS3 and PS Vita, combines the worlds of rhythm games and fighting games in a unique, new style of gameplay that has yet to be emulated. Finally, Kung Fu Rabbit is a 2D platformer available on the PS3 and PS Vita.

Personally, I think this list is very good. The reason I love Playstation Plus is because it introduces me to games that I never would have considered playing. It gives me an opportunity to flex my gaming muscles and try out genres that I may not be that knowledgeable of.

The only knock I have about this list is its lack of a horror title. With Halloween right around the corner, it is likely many gamers would be looking for a horror game to give them the heebie jeebies. I do not necessarily shame Sony for not giving us a AAA title such as The Evil Within, but it would have been nice to at least have a horror option for the Halloween season.

These games go live on October 6th! Be sure to grab September’s freebies before then!

Tetsuya Nomura explains why Kingdom Hearts 0.2 is a PlayStation 4 exclusive

In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura explained why the recently announced Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep: A Fragmentory Passage is a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

In the interview, Nomura revealed that, because Kingdom Hearts 0,2 is being developed using Kingdom Hearts III technology, it can only be developed for PlayStation 4–instead of being developed on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Recently, Square Enix announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue for PlayStation, Continue reading

WWE 2K16

2K Games Responds To WWE 2K16 Diva’s Controversy

Now that 2K Games have announced the entire 120 character roster for their upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K16, they have received criticism from fans because of a lack of new Divas in the game. The backlash was added to because of how many of the newer Divas have not been added to the game, and won’t be even in DLC, especially given the fact that some newer male wrestlers have been added to WWE 2K16‘s roster.

Now however, 2K Games have issued a statement on the matter. 2K Games have said that they tried to include some newer Divas, but they weren’t able to, writing on their website that:

“With our final roster reveal this past Monday, it was awesome seeing the excitement for The New Day, Enzo and Cass, Mikey Whipwreck, and more. But it was clear that some in the community are frustrated by the lack of the newer Divas added to the main WWE roster recently.

“We pushed as hard as we could to include Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Bayley in WWE 2k16, but it simply did not work out for various reasons. While we are not divulging full details on WWE 2K16’s post-launch plans just yet, we can confirm that the Four Horsewomen will not be available as DLC.

“We are proud to have and built the largest WWE roster to date featuring the most Divas ever. The WWE 2K16 disc includes all of the Divas on the main roster at the time we locked it in (13 playable in total).

We all agree the Divas Revolution is great for business and look forward to celebrating the Divas even more in future WWE 2K titles.”

The WWE 2K16 release date is set for October 27 on Xbox One,Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. Those who preorder WWE 2K16 will receive two playable versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator from the popular action movies.

Mojang: Minecraft: Story Mode is “pretty funny” and “adorable”

Mojang CWO Owen Hill said that Minecraft: Story Mode, a Telltale episodic game based in the Minecraft universe, is “pretty funny.”

QjhB4ZaNJf6i.878x0.Z-Z96KYq“The interactive storytellers at Telltale are giving players the chance to explore their own unique interpretation of the Minecraft universe,” said Hill in a statement.

“They’ve crafted a story that follows the logic of Minecraft, but still manages to feel original. It’s actually pretty funny too. And the pig is adorable. We’re super excited about players digging deeper into the world of Minecraft: Story Mode later this year.”

Yesterday, at Minecon in London, developers Mojang and Telltale Games detailed Minecraft: Story Mode.

Minecraft: Story Mode detailed at Minecon

Today, at Minecon in London, Telltale Games revealed Minecraft: Story Mode, a narrative campaign based on Minecraft which was announced last December.

Minecraft: Story Mode will follow the traditional Telltale story structure; one narrative-driven story, released across five episodes.

QjhB4ZaNJf6i.878x0.Z-Z96KYq Continue reading

BioWare talks about returning to Jade Empire, “never say never”

Although a sequel isn’t in development, BioWare states that fans should “never say never” when it comes to returning to the Jade Empire universe.

jade_empire“Well there’s always hope,” BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn said in a Q&A with Kotaku.  “Both [BioWare developers Mark Darrah and Mike Laidlaw] worked on Jade Empire, so they’re advocates for it in the studio (so is Matt Goldman, DAI’s Art Director). I worked on it too!”

“Our plate is awfully full right now, but the idea to go back to the universe does come up pretty regularly,” he added. “Mark and I spent a solid two hours in my office talking about it not long ago…” Continue reading

Resident Evil 7 coming this fall, according to SuperData

SuperData, a market data and insight company. could have just spilled the beans on a brand-new Resident Evil, possibly Resident Evil 7in its February revenue report. 

“We anticipate this month’s downturn to level off during the coming few months, following a regular seasonal pattern but expect to see an upswing as the next editions of several major franchises like Halo and Resident Evil come out in the 2015 fall season,” read the report.

There’s no indication that SuperData could possibly hold that kind of information but, as a data analyst firm, they could possibly hold Capcom’s future revenue plans.