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MMORPG Neverwinter Hit Fifteen Million Worldwide Registered Players

Neverwinter, the Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG by Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios, has reached a new highest player count across all platforms. …Read More The post MMORPG Neverwinter Hit Fifteen Million Worldwide Registered Players by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.


Sony’s Profits May Reach Highest Point Since 1998, According to Analysts

Three months after Sony posted preliminary earnings that beat its own forecasts, analysts have become confident that the company’s profit will reach its highest point since 1998. Almost twenty years ago, Sony’s profits were boosted by the launch of the original PlayStation followed by hit software including Metal Gear Solid, according to Bloomberg’s latest report. Preliminary operating profit for the fiscal year through March 2017 was 19 percent higher than company projections, amounting to 285 billion yen ($2.6 billion). Net income was also expected to be twice the previous forecast, totaling 73 billion yen. As a result, JP Morgan Chase & Co. improved Sony’s stock rating while analysts from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. among many others believe that the company can achieve an operating profit of 500 billion yen. This is the second year in a row that Sony’s profits have topped $2 billion and also happens to be longest streak of it since 2001. On April 28, the company is expected to release forecasts for the fiscal year that began this month. [Source: Bloomberg] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

People Are Trying To Find The Truth About A Creepy 'Unfinished' Playstation Game

Over the last few weeks, a YouTube channel has been uploading a Let’s Play of a game called Petscop. On the surface, Petscop appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings. Nobody can tell if Petscop is real, but it might not matter. The first episode, dated March 12th, sets the scene. In the footage, embedded above, a guy says he wants to show off a weird game. “This is just to prove to you that I’m not lying about this game that I found,” he says to an unknown recipient. As the game boots up, the title screen suggests it was created in 1997 by a studio named Garalina. (As far as I can tell, no such developer exists.) Advertisement Paul takes us through the game, which he says only has one finished level—to wit, he tries walking beyond the first area, but there’s nothing there. So he goes into the only available building, and he starts capturing bizarre-looking pets. You can immediately tell something is slightly off: the game warns you that the pets are scared for…


Akiba’s Beat has unveiled its story trailer

Press release: PQube, (London, UK) April 21, 2017 – Learn a bit more about the story in AKIBA’S BEAT, the brand-new action RPG coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Europe on May 19, 2017! Developed by ACQUIRE, AKIBA’S BEAT is an action RPG with a musical twist set in an accurate but stylised recreation of Akihabara. As dark… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


PlayStation’s Road to Greatness 2017 Tour Hits the Road Starting This Weekend; Fan Contest Announced

PlayStation’s annual Road to Greatness Tour is hitting the road again this week, with a new contest letting fans decide where it may head next. …Read More The post PlayStation’s Road to Greatness 2017 Tour Hits the Road Starting This Weekend; Fan Contest Announced by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


This Might Be The Biggest PlayStation 4 Controller In The World 

No, you are not looking at a tiny human! This playable, jumbo-sized DualShock 4 is the Sony Interactive Entertainment building in Tokyo. Advertisement The face buttons and the D-pad work as do the shoulder buttons. The thumbsticks can move around, but aren’t playable. (I’m guessing the TouchPad isn’t either, because creating a giant version seems expensive.)  It doesn’t sound like R2 and L2 work, either. [Image: Gigazine] Website Gigazine recently checked out the controller and played PaRappa The Rapper on it. Check out more photos on Gigazine.  Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Horizon Zero Dawn’s Best Armor Makes The Game Even More Fun

One set of armor in Horizon Zero Dawn stands above the others: The shield-weaver armor. It’s really good, and pretty hard to get. It’s also totally worth it. Advertisement Most of the armor in Horizon has a specific application. This armor protects against fire, this armor against melee attacks. This armor gives you a stealth bonus. The game is pretty damn tough no matter which armor you’re wearing, but the most useful is the shield-weaver armor. It projects an energy shield around Aloy and can absorb several major hits before it needs to recharge. That’s huge, particularly when you’re up against some of the game’s tougher enemies, which can drain your health bar with a hit. The shield-weaver armor is appropriately hard to get. The developers have taken the Assassin’s Creed approach: You find the armor early, but it’s locked behind glass and you can’t get to it right away. It’s buried in a bunker near the starting area, but you’ll need five power cells in order to unlock it. Those power cells are spread throughout the underground areas you’ll explore during story missions, and you won’t be able to get the final one until the third-to-last mission, “The Mountain…

Flash Sale

US PlayStation Store’s Latest Flash Sale Discounts Remakes, Remasters, and More

The US PlayStation Store’s latest Flash Sale is focused on discounts up to 75% off on remasters, remakes, and a variety of other games and movies. …Read More The post US PlayStation Store’s Latest Flash Sale Discounts Remakes, Remasters, and More by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


SHU gets a PSVita release date and free DLC

Today is a very good day if you like 2D platformers and just happen to be a PSVita owner, because Coatsink informed me (Robin Ek, TGG) less than one hour ago that their 2D platforming/adventure game”SHU” now has a PSV release date =) Furthermore, the game will get a free DLC as well: “After the successful launch of Shu on PS4… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

Kaz Hirai

Kaz Hirai Talks PSVR’s Advantage Over Competitors, Says Sony Wants to Take VR Beyond Games

Sony’s President Kazuo Hirai has that the company’s virtual reality segment is in an advantageous position compared to its competitors and that once PlayStation VR has been established, there will be potential to use and promote the technology for non-gaming purposes as well. In a recent interview with Financial Review, Hirai said: Once we’re able to establish VR as a great entertainment platform, first with game content, then the potential for other non-game content is obviously there. The fact that for ours, all you need is the PS4 and the PlayStation VR is a massive advantage for us, because we already have such a big install base. He also said that there are “a lot” of business groups currently working on “professional cameras” for VR content creation, which Sony Pictures and Sony Music are also involved in. Hirai further explained: So as a company it’s important that VR is successful, not just because it helps the video game business but in fact the tide actually lifts all the Sony boats. We stand probably to benefit more than some of the other companies that are pursuing VR, because we are involved in so many different aspects that touch READ FULL STORY AT…


Xbox Scorpio Vs PS4 Pro – A take on the upcoming “console war”

Battle lines are drawn again for the video game title of “I’m the best console” because Xbox Scorpio and PlayStation 4 Pro are going head-to-head in a no disqualification match! Fans are tweeting nonsense in their hundreds, sending messages of love to their console gods while casting hate towards the other. Brand Loyalty is in full effect, forums are on… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


NPD Analyst Says Project Scorpio Can Help “Push Xbox One Sales Ahead of PS4” in US This Year

We have yet to see a full unveiling of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio but at least one analyst is already optimistic about the hardware’s launch in the US. NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella has told Games Industry that the buzz surrounding Scorpio has the potential to help Xbox One outsell PlayStation 4 in the country this year. I remain bullish on the Scorpio in the US market, particularly in the launch year. I think Scorpio has the potential to push Xbox One sales ahead of the PS4 in the US in 2017. Adoption among the core gaming audience could be significant. And, while this is a niche audience to target, it’s the niche which is necessary to put the Scorpio on the path for longer term mass market adoption. Piscatella then went on to reiterate what many others have already said; Microsoft needs to work on its software lineup because tech specs alone aren’t going to cut it, especially given the speculation surrounding Scorpio’s price tag. No matter how amazing the tech specs are, if attractive content doesn’t show up, the mass market won’t adopt. In addition, if we happen to have another E3 2006 style ‘five hundred and ninety READ FULL STORY AT…

David Jaffe

Drawn To Death Is One Big Missed Opportunity

Drawn to Death hurts to play. It is too floaty and stiff to work as multiplayer shooter and while the art style initially captures attention, your eyes will beg to be gouged out after five minutes. And it never, ever shuts up. Advertisement Taking (or dare I say drawing) inspiration from the messy and enthusiastic scribblings that dot so many junior high notebooks, Drawn to Death attempts to dazzle with a distinctive visual style full of jagged edges and mish-mashed cartoonish delights. The world is a violent pop-up book. It’s full of shotguns, shark ninjas, blood, and bombs. Director David Jaffe is best known for the Twisted Metal and God of War games. Drawn to Death revels in a similar kind of bravado. It’s endearing for a time but starts to wear thin. The biggest problem with Drawn to Death is that it feels awful to play. What might have been a fast and furious affair ends up far lacking focus. Movement feels like everything is in space. You float in the air and slide around slippery arenas. Health pools are far too large, allowing you to tank countless bullets and READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Study: Millennials Think PlayStation Is the Coolest Gaming Brand, Gen Z Thinks It’s Xbox

According to studies commissioned by Google that surveyed 1,100+ teenagers aged 13 to 17 and 800 millennials aged 18 to 25 in the United States between May and July 2016, Generation Z thinks Xbox is a cooler brand than PlayStation. Millennials, meanwhile, think PlayStation is the coolest video game brand. Here’s a look at what Gen Z thinks are the coolest brands, and what the most popular video games are for teenage boys: Coolest Brands YouTube Netflix Google Xbox Orea GoPro PlayStation Doritos Nike Chrome Most Popular Video Games The Legend of Zelda Call of Duty: Black Ops Grand Theft Auto Pokemon Minecraft CS:GO Looking at brand coolness by aided awareness, teens put Sony and PlayStation ahead of Xbox and Nintendo. In the lower tiers, Wii was ahead of EA Sports. The study also found that, for Gen Z, “reading is right up there with video games as the coolest activities. Teens love learning and knowing.” You can read the full study by following the link below. [Source: Google via GameSpot] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!