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March 10, 2014, 08:03:50 PM by NewsFeeder
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Potential PlayStation Now Prices Revealed by Updated Gaikai Site10 March 2014, 5:00 pm
Thanks to an update to the Gaikai website
that adds information about PlayStation Now
, we may know the pricing details of what it might cost to rent certain titles through the service.
By heading to the History
section of the website and going to Introducing PlayStation Now Service, this image will pop up (via VG247
As you can see in the image, what appears to be the full prices of The Last of Us
and BioShock Infinite
are shown for the full games, while the $4.99 and $5.99 prices for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
and Far Cry 3
seem to show what it will cost to rent each title, as the blue characters may indicate. Since this image could just be a mock-up used for promotion purposes, and not reflective of the final prices, take these prices as a rumor for now.
When Sony was reached for comment on whether the pricing was accurate, they said they didn’t comment on rumors or speculation.
If you were interested, here’s what you’ll find in the Gaikai About section:
At Gaikai, we believe in solving difficult problems to create exceptional experiences.
People said it was impossible to stream video games at high quality with low latency. We did it anyway. They said there was no way for a small company to build the world’s fastest interactive entertainment network. So we did that too. We even won a Guinness World Record for it.
It isn’t easy. It requires custom hardware. Dozens of software systems. And a world-class team to put it all together.
But you know what? It’s worth it. Because, when you find yourself playing a PlayStation game within seconds of pressing a button, without downloading or installing anything, on a device that was never designed to do that, it’s nothing short of magical.
We should be finding out more details about PlayStation Now soon, with a planned US release slated for this Summer.Source: PlayStation LifeStyle
March 10, 2014, 04:14:23 PM by NewsFeeder
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February 2014 PSN Sales Charts in Europe Have Minecraft: PS3 Edition at #1 Overall10 March 2014, 3:23 pm
Thanks to a bunch of discounts on various games, the PS3 and PS Vita charts are dominated by returning titles, but nothing could stop Minecraft: PS3 Edition
, which was the #1 most downloaded title of the entire month.*Last month in parentheses where applicable.PS4 Games
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (1)
- Battlefield 4 (2)
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (3)
- FIFA 14 (4)
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry
- NBA 2K14 (5)
- Rayman Legends
PS Vita Games
- Minecraft: PS3 Edition (1)
- The Last of Us
- Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
- Call of Juarez Gunslinger
- Saints Row IV
- The Wolf Among Us Season Pass
- Gran Turismo 6
- Hotline Miami
- FIFA 14 (17)
- GRID 2
- NHL 14
- Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD (8)
- Far Cry Classic
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Far Cry 3 (13)
- F1 2013
- How to Survive
- Hotline Miami
- The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- Terraria (5)
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified
- Toukiden: The Age of Demons
- Final Fantasy VII (1)
- Final Fantasy IX (2)
- Crash Bandicoot (4)
- Final Fantasy VIII (3)
- Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3 Bundle
- Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (5)
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (7)
- CTR: Crash Team Racing (8)
- Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (9)
- Final Fantasy VI (6)
Did you buy anything in February 2014 from the PlayStation Store? Let everyone know in the comments below.
]Source: PlayStation LifeStyle
March 08, 2014, 12:13:39 AM by NewsFeeder
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Watch Dogs’ Delay to May 2014 Explained by Ubisoft8 March 2014, 12:10 am
Shedding some more light on the reasoning
behind Watch Dogs’
delay from November 2013
to May 2014
, Senior Producer Dominic Guay revealed on the Ubi Blog
how it all came down to “polish,” offering up this example:
We produced an insane amount of animations and behaviors for the citizens of our Chicago. But once you do a lot of playtests you realize there are certain parts of the city where players go more than others. So [we] look at it and we say, ‘Okay, there’s all these things happening in the city that many players may never see, there’s those areas they’re going in, and maybe if we had more variety there it would be better.’ It’s impossible to plan that a year ahead. You need to do it, see it, make an adjustment, iterate on it. So we actually produced more content that would fit into the areas where the players went more, moved content around a little bit, looked at it again, played it again. Iterating on this huge of a game takes a while. It takes weeks for anyone to get through our game.
One of the features that needed more polish is hacking, which is an integral part of the Watch Dogs
experience. For starters, speaking with Polygon
, Guay said, “[Hacking] started to feel repetitive. The fantasy doesn’t make the AI feel alive. We knew some things needed to be upgraded, improved and polished; we weren’t happy with that.”
Lead Game Designer Danny Belanger then elaborated on how the in-game math was set too low when you try to hack any of the AI:
Let’s say there’s a 30 percent chance that there’s one. Well, you’re an unlucky guy and you get four missions with no AI that can be hacked. That’s not cool. For you as the player, that experience is not what we want, so we changed the math. We said, ‘Okay, we want a guarantee.’
Sometimes it was great, but then you could be the unlucky player who didn’t get the right math. Or you play with the system too much and you started seeing some repetition. So we added variety. We added lifelike reactions. Watch Dogs is very complicated. You can hack AI and [see] how do they react. You can do that in every mission and repeat it and repeat it, and at some point we weren’t happy with the variety. We wanted to make it better.
Back on the Ubi Blog, Guay revealed how “hacking has always been our core focus,” revealing that it’s “present if you’re in combat, if you’re driving, if you’re on foot, if you’re doing stealth, or even if you’re just hiding in a corner and doing everything remotely through cameras. Hacking is central to the way you can approach problems.”
Looking further at the original release date of November 2013 for Watch Dogs
, Guay said they announced it “because we thought we would be done by then.” In fact, as of Spring 2013, they had the game playable “front-to-back.” Ultimately though, they needed to delay the game to add more polish, a decision Ubisoft understood and agreed with.
Also, if you saw Watch Dogs
yesterday in the new trailer and were worried about any downgrades in quality, Ubisoft Communications Manager Gary Steinman said, “I had the privilege of playing the game, and I can reassure you that the graphics are up to snuff. The city is gorgeous in action, and the NPCs are lively and interesting. We’ll have more stories and videos in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned. I’m sure you’ll see the game is shaping up to deliver what you’ve been hoping for.”
Finally, Creative Director Jonathan Morin confirmed
on Twitter that there will be an 8-player free roam multiplayer mode in Watch Dogs
Is Watch Dogs
going to be the game that takes up all your time this Summer? Let us know in the comments below.Source: PlayStation LifeStyle
March 07, 2014, 08:09:42 PM by NewsFeeder
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PSN Maintenance Scheduled for Monday, March 10th, 20147 March 2014, 6:11 pm
One day (or a few, depending on your location) before you’ll be dying a million times in Dark Souls 2
, there will be some scheduled PSN maintenance taking place.
The times are as follows for the maintenance on Monday, March 10th, which is expected to last 5 and a half hours:
- 8:30AM – 2:00PM Pacific Time
- 11:30AM – 5:00PM Eastern Time
- 16:30 – 22:00 GMT
As always, here’s your gentle reminder that anyone who’s signed into the PSN prior to the maintenance period will be able to play games and use some apps during the maintenance:
If you’ve signed in to the network any time since March 6th you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services.
If there’s any changes to either the start or end of the maintenance period on Monday, we’ll let you know.
]Source: PlayStation LifeStyle
March 06, 2014, 08:08:17 PM by NewsFeeder
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The Last of Us Movie is Happening, Naughty Dog Heavily Involved6 March 2014, 7:44 pm
To answer your first question: Yes, this is true.
In a report by Deadline
today, they have confirmed that Screen Gems has signed on to distribute a live-action movie based on The Last of Us
. Instead of handing off the project to other people, The Last of Us
Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann will write the script, while the “creative architects” will be Naughty Dog Co-Presidents Christope Balestra and Evan Wells, The Last of Us
Game Director Bruce Straley, and Druckmann. Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures are also teaming up with them.
Evan Wells offered up a statement about The Last of Us
movie (via ComingSoon
), detailing how they’ve talked with many companies about doing a movie since The Last of Us
launched in June 2013:
Our partnership with Sam Raimi, Ghost House Pictures, and Screen Gems to develop a film based on ‘The Last of Us’ universe is a perfect fit. Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards. We look forward to collaborating with Sam, his team, and Screen Gems, to make a movie that will thrill fans of ‘The Last of Us’ and general audiences worldwide.
Nothing is known about the movie’s plot yet, with Deadline just highlighting The Last of Us’
logline of Joel and Ellie embarking on a journey 20 years after an infectious outbreak.
Once more information is revealed about the project we’ll let you know, and feel free to comment on our Ask PSLS from yesterday
about this same subject of games being turned into movies.The Last of Us
movie: Yay or nay? Let us know in the comments below.Source: PlayStation LifeStyle
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