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Indie Game TowerFall Announced For PlayStation 4

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is out today and gamers around the U.S. at the moment are jumping into next-generation console gaming experiences. In the course of the televised launch celebration, Sony itself teased and announced exclusives for a number of big-name gaming franchises. a brand new Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid V, and Bungie’s Destiny were all featured.

However, because the announcement of the PlayStation 4 in February, Sony have been heavily embracing indie games. This was still the case last night when it was announced that indie game TowerFall Ascension could be making its technique to PlayStation 4.

Though the sport certainly isn’t nearly as good-looking as Infamous: Second Son, it serves as a four-player 2D local multiplayer game with fast-paced battles. Players use arrows and gear-ups to battle one another on stages packed with platforms and other surprises. The PlayStation 4 version of TowerFall will include 50 new versus stages, 4 new characters, 6 new power-ups, and a 12-player cooperative Quest mode where players can join to fight off other monsters.

The gameplay in TowerFall could be seen within the teaser trailer released today by Sony and developer Matt Makes Games. From the video, the sport seems to be a mixture of modern shooters, Joust, Super Smash Bros., and the unique Mario Bros. arcade game:

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Candy Crush Saga Hits Half one billion Installs

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 7:23 am

According to game developer King, Candy Crush Saga was installed over half one billion times – as in a 5 with 8 zeros. No word on what number of millions have destroyed their devices due to level 65.

Really really adore it, find it irresistible, hate it, or really really hate it, there’s no denying its popularity.

“The past year have been one of the exciting times for King since Candy Crush Saga launched on mobile,” says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King. “The incredible milestone of greater than half one billion downloads of the sport, in addition to the continuing enthusiasm from our community, really delights the complete King team. Fans can wait for much more exciting new Candy Crush Saga content over the arriving months, including a thrilling new twist to the sport.”

With just over 53 million fans, Candy Crush Saga is liked by 1 in 23 Facebook users. King has also revealed that greater than 150 billions individual games was played to this point.

As a part of their 1-year anniversary on mobile devices, Candy Crush Saga is holding a giveaway.

King also promises new updates and in-game treats over the approaching weeks in celebration of the milestone.

Image via Candy Crush Saga, Facebook

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PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 to Get Destiny Beta First

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Though not one of the announcements during last night’s big PlayStation 4 release event were huge revelations, they did all add as much as a reasonably substantial take a look at what’s coming within the following couple of months for Sony’s new console.

Apart from the Uncharted tease and the Metal Gear Solid V exclusive mission announcement, Bungie can have had the largest news of the night. The studio used the PS4 launch to announce that the beta for Destiny will launch first for PlayStation consoles.

The Destiny beta is currently set for an early 2014 release. Players who pre-order Destiny will gain automatic access to the beta when it launches. Though no details of the PlayStation timed exclusivity were revealed, it’s clear that PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners might be playing the sport per week or a month sooner than Xbox One owners.

In addition to the announcement, Bungie revealed a piece more of Destiny through a brand new game trailer. The video shows off what look like robot enemies, a number large landscapes (including the moon), and a unique message of congratulations from Bungie to Sony and PlayStation fans:

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‘The Last people: Left Behind’ DLC Revealed

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

Last night’s big PlayStation 4 launch event in The big apple was all about Sony’s next generation of gaming. Announcements came from developers on big titles similar to Destiny, Uncharted, and Metal Gear Solid V.

In the midst of these kinds of big next-gen announcements, however, Sony did show that it isn’t abandoning the PlayStation 3 just yet. A similar Naughty Dog developers who teased the subsequent Uncharted for PS4 also revealed a primary take a look at upcoming DLC for The Last folks.

Titled The Last folks: Left Behind, the hot content is a single-player campaign add-on for the sport – the primary ever created by Naughty Dog. The DLC wlll be released (as such a lot of games are set to) sometime in “early 2014.” It comes with The Last people season pass or will cost $15 when pre-orders for it begin on Tuesday, November 19.

Ellie, a primary character generally Last people campaign is back for the hot content because the main character. Joining her is a woman named Riley because the two explore the post-apocalyptic world and learn more about one another. The content is decided before the events of The Last folks, when Ellie was attending an army school inside a Boston quarantine zone.

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PlayStation 4 User Interface Previewed in New Video

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The PlayStation 4 is out today and gamers around the U.S. at the moment are acquainting themselves with the recent console’s interface. Because the announcement of the PlayStation 4 in February, Sony has demonstrated the recent console’s user interface in both a teaser video and on-stage at E3. However, actual information about the interface were scarce within the run-as much as launch.

Perhaps the UI wasn’t quite ready for consumer use, or wasn’t in its final form yet, but PlayStation 4 owners today should be in a position to decide its worth for themselves. If you haven’t gotten a PS4 just year, Sony has finally provided an in-depth look into its user interface.

In a nine-minute video released today, Sony Entertainment VP Eric Lempel runs through the entire major features of the PlayStation 4 UI. Features previewed include the social feed-like “what’s new” page, the familiar-looking PlayStation Store , and the re-designed friends list:

The PlayStation 3 interface was functional but not universally loved even among PlayStation fans. Hopefully for gamers Sony has done enough design work to show that around with the subsequent generation.

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PlayStation 4 Out Today; Here’s What Gamers Can Expect

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 9:36 am

Today Sony officially launched its PlayStation 4 console. Gamers in countries the world over today would be switching on their new consoles and playing launch titles comparable to Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, and Resogun.

The PS4 represents Sony’s attempt at luring gamers back to its consoles after Microsoft’s Xbox 360 managed to challenge its console market dominance. Because the PS4′s reveal in February, Sony was playing on gamer nostalgia with ads reminding gamers of the times of the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. The corporate also focused almost exclusively on gaming – a special strategy from Microsoft, that’s targeting a broader segment of customers with TV features.

That marketing tactic held through last night, when Sony held a televised, hour-long launch event on the Standard hotel in The big apple. The development, which might be seen in its entirety below, was filled with game previews, developer interviews, or even a couple of reveals for exclusive PS4 content. A few of the highlights include the Infamous: Second Son release date, an PS4-exclusive Metal Gear Solid V mission, and the reveal of a brand new Uncharted game for PS4.

In addition to the development, Sony today also released an extended launch trailer for its new console. The video offers glimpses of the already-announced games coming to the PS4 over the subsequent couple of years or even manages to tease the hardware:

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PlayStation 4 ‘Uncharted’ Announced, Teaser Trailer Released

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

The PlayStation 4 is now out, and gamers around the U.S. at the moment are diving into games corresponding to Killzone: Shadow Fall and Resogun. Something that seems missing, though, is a game from Naughty Dog, the studio that has defined much of the PlayStaiton brand with games equivalent to Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted, and Jak and Daxter. Naughty Dog just released The Last folks, meaning that it is usually years before the studio makes the leap to PS4.

Last night at Sony’s big PS4 launch event, Naughty Dog was one of the vital first studios to get screen time – and it wasn’t wasted. Naughty Dog developers teased PlayStation gamers with a quick preview of an Uncharted game for the PlayStation 4. Sure, the announcement was expected but fans of the Uncharted series can be glad that the start of the PS4 era won’t be the tip of the franchise.

The new game, which hasn’t been named, was teased through a brand new trailer for the sport. It incorporates a voiceover from a mysterious voice and enigmatic map animations. Fans of the series might just be ready to catch a number of hints concerning the upcoming game by carefully studying the trailer.

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Microsoft Congratulates Sony on PlayStation 4 Launch

Posted on May 24, 2014 at 8:04 am

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is officially out today and the corporate is currently riding on a wave of next-generation console hype. With every week to move before the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony can expect several more days of heavy publicity before the focal point shifts to the contest.

With the run as much as and the launch of the PlayStation 4 being one of the vital smooth console launches in recent memory, there’s unquestionably that Sony Entertainment executives are being congratulated quite a lot today. In the middle of the launch hype, however, Sony has now been congratulated from an unlikely source.

Microsoft’s Xbox division today congratulated Sony via its social network channels. The Xbox team posted a huge, green image with white text to its Twitter and Facebook accounts reading, “Congratulation in your launch, Sony.”

Of course, this being the net, Microsoft was immediately accused of sarcasm. It does seem, though, that Microsoft is sincerely congratulating its competition while slyly diverting somewhat attention toward itself in a technique that doesn’t seem jealous.

Microsoft would be releasing its Xbox One console in a single week, on November 22. The street to the Xbox One’s launch hasn’t been as smooth as for the PlayStation 4, and Sony even mocked Microsoft’s poor console design decisions at this year’s E3. It will likely be interesting to determine whether Sony also congratulates Microsoft next week.

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‘Infamous: Second Son’ Release Date Announced

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

At the PlayStation 4 announcement in February and again at E3, Infamous: Second Son was easily some of the impressive-looking next-gen titles announced. It was a little bit a blow, then, when Sony revealed that Second Son wouldn’t be a launch title for the PlayStation 4. For months now the title have been Sony’s shiny fist-party bauble, sitting just out of reach for fans in its nebulous early 2014 release window.

Last night, though, Sony used the launch of the PlayStation 4 console to attract attention to approaching next-generation games. Besides a brand new Uncharted and exclusivity announcements for Destiny and Metal Gear Solid V, Sony and developer Sucker Punch finally unveiled the discharge date for the following Infamous.

Second Son can be released for PlayStation 4 on March 21, 2014. The sport would be joining South Park: The Stick of Truth, Titanfall, and Dark Souls II in a single of essentially the mostsome of the most crowded release months for highly-anticipated games in recent history.

The release date was revealed on the tail end of a brand new trailer for Second Son. While protagonist Delsin Rowe have been shown with “smoke” powers all year long, the hot video includes a take a look at his flashy “neon” powers:

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‘Metal Gear Solid V’ Gameplay Previewed, Exclusive PlayStation 4 Mission Announced

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Earlier this month, Konami clarified its upcoming launch of Metal Gear Solid V. The sport will first appear on consoles as Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a lower-priced prologue a good way to be released sometime in spring 2014. The sport if you want to lead into the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later next year.

Last night at Sony’s big PlayStation 4 launch event, Hideo Kojima, the creator of the Metal Gear series, announced that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions of Ground Zeroes will include an exclusive mission.

Titled “Déjà Vu,” the mission will re-create gameplay from the unique Metal Gear Solid, including the botched rescue of DARPA chief Donald Anderson. Players may be in a position to play the content within the guise of the cast Snake seen in Metal Gear Solid, complete together with his low poly count and pixelated face.

In addition to the exclusive content, Konami today also released a 12-minute gameplay video for Ground Zeroes narrated by Kojima Productions co-Producer Sean Eyestone. The video is of a mission titled “Day,” and it shows off more open-world nature of Metal Gear Solid V. Mostly, though, it shows that the sport continues to be a great deal a Metal Gear Solid title:

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