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God of War

German Retailer Lists €200 God of War Collector’s Edition

Spotted by Reddit user Lannister1909, German retailer Spielegrotte has listed a God of War Collector’s Edition for PlayStation 4, pricing it at €199.99. They note that the price tag is subject to change and, since it’s a Monday, the January 15, 2018 release date they list is likely a placeholder. Images aren’t available for the Collector’s Edition yet, but Spielegrotte says it includes a 9″ statue of Kratos and Atreus, a steelbook case, a cloth map, a pack containing three in-game shields, and more: BD game [9″] statue of Kratos & Atreus battling 2 Helmsters Two carved sons toys Figurines Steelbook case Exclusive lithograph print Cloth game world map Digital soundtrack Exclusive dynamic theme Shield pack containing 3 in-game shields Sony hasn’t said if God of War will be at E3 next month, but if this Collector’s Edition leak is true, it looks like we’ll be hearing more about Sony Santa Monica’s title soon. Addressing last year’s gameplay demo, God of War Director Cory Barlog said on Twitter recently, “Everything in the demo was real time, I did not have control in the start cinematic but it was pure game engine.” Do you think we’ll get a God of War release date during Sony’s E3 press conference? READ FULL STORY…

DLC & Patches

Nioh Update 1.10 Increases Storage Space, Compensates for Balance Adjusments

Reportedly just 70MB, Nioh update 1.10 today on PlayStation 4 increases the storage space from 2,000 slots to 4,000 slots, implements countermeasures against cheating via data manipulation in PvP battles, offers up compensation for game balance adjustments, and much more. Here’s Team Ninja’s explanation regarding the compensation: As compensation for game balance adjustments, items will be sent to those who have progressed to the Way of the Strong before version 1.09. Items will automatically be given from the Area Screen. These include: 1 Book of Reincarnation and 1 Koan Manual Gold (the amount depends on the number of times you have reforged items) Divine Fragments (the number depends on your current progress) Anima Stones (the number depends on how many PvP battles you have fought) And here’s a look at the improvements and some of the PvP-related adjustments included with 1.10: Improvements Added the Asakura, Mogami, and Gamo clans to Clan Battles Added Combat Titles for the new clans Increased storage space from 2000 slots to 4000 slots Added “+ Value” as a sort option for equipment PvP-Related Adjustments Implemented countermeasures against cheating via data manipulation in PvP battles Changed the rules for 1v1 battles so that exceeding READ FULL STORY AT…

Clever Beans

WipEout Omega Collection Soundtrack Revealed


PlayStation Store Introduces Developer Recommended Curation

Don’t know what PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or PS VR games to play? Well, let Shuhei Yoshida and more tell you via PlayStation Store’s new developer curation section. …Read More The post PlayStation Store Introduces Developer Recommended Curation by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.


PlayStation Extended Play Sale Hits PlayStation Store


Next Spend $100, Get $15 Back PlayStation Store Promo Starts June 9, 2017

Sony has revealed that the next Spend $100, Get $15 Back promotion on the North American PlayStation Store will run from Friday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 20. By spending $100 using your PlayStation Network wallet between June 9 and June 20 at 11:59pm PT, you’ll receive a $15 promo code on or before July 5 through your PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or email address. The code expires on July 18, and only one $15 code can be earned during the promotion period, regardless of how much you spend over the initial $100. Here’s Sony’s terms on the promo: Promotion is available to legal U.S., Canada, and Mexico residents with a Sony Entertainment Network account (“Account”) registered in their country of residency who are 18 or older and who have spent $100.00 or more using the PSN Wallet between June 9th, 2017 12:01AM PT and June 20th, 2017 11:59PM PT. Each Account may only accrue a total of $15 in PSN Wallet credits pursuant to this promotion. It’s worth noting that E3 2017 takes place during the promotion period, and the June 2017 PSN Flash Sale will likely happen on Friday, June 16. Be sure to check READ FULL STORY…


Sony: There’s 26 Million PlayStation Plus Subscribers & 70 Million Monthly Active PSN Users

In Sony’s IR Day 2017 presentation today, they revealed that there were more than 70 million monthly active PlayStation Network users at the end of Fiscal Year 2016 (ended March 31, 2017). By comparison, Microsoft reported 52 million monthly active Xbox Live users across Xbox and PC during their latest quarter. Also in Sony’s slideshow, they said there were 26.4 million paid PlayStation Plus subscribers at the end of 2016, which is up from 20.8 million at the end of 2015. For the end of 2017, they hope to grow this number. As part of their strategy for this fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018), Sony wants to “maximize profit during the “harvest” period” in the PlayStation 4 ecosystem, “further expand PS VR as a game and entertainment medium, incubate new content ecosytem,” deliver the best-in-class viewing experience in the OTT TV market with PlayStation Vue, and develop a new audience by creating a new mobile content opportunity in the Japan/Asia region. To maximize their PS4 profit, Sony hopes to get sales up to 78 million by the end of this fiscal year, enhance the game lineup (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo Sport were the two games mentioned), and READ FULL…

DLC & Patches

Horizon Zero Dawn Update 1.21 Today Fixes Progression & Crashing Issues

Unlike past patches that added new features, today’s Horizon Zero Dawn update, 1.21, is focused entirely on fixing issues. As you’ll see in the patch notes below (potential spoilers ahead), Guerrilla Games has addressed crashes, quest progression issues, Photo Mode problems, an issue with the lure call where you could lure bandits from the other side of the bandit camps, and more: General Fixes Fixed an issue with the lure call, where some players could lure bandits from the other side of the bandit camps, by reducing its range. Fixed an issue where for some players ‘Strike from Above’ would not activate when coming from a zip line. Fixed an issue with ‘Strike from Above’ where for some players Aloy would get stuck until the strike would be completed. The ‘Inactive Quests’ toggle option now also filters the ‘New Quests’ icons from the map screen. Fixed an issue with the interaction markers when set to ‘always off’ in the custom HUD menu. If some players positioned the camera through a bandit’s body the interaction markers would appear visible again. Fixed an issue with the ‘Show HUD on touch’ menu option not resetting to the default value. Fixed an issue where some READ FULL…

gran turismo

Report: Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 Pro Support 4K, 1080p60

[embedded content] It looks like PlayStation 4 Pro owners are in for a treat when Gran Turismo Sport, the latest entry into the long-running PlayStation exclusive franchise, launches later this year as the folks at Digital Foundry and Eurogamer have published a report showing off just how developer Polyphony Digital has added PS4 Pro support to the new game. First off, Gran Turismo Sport on the PS4 Pro will support 4K resolution output using checkerboard upscaling to achieve a render resolution of 1800p, which is marginally higher than the more common 1440p resolution that many other games with PS4 Pro support have been utilizing. [embedded content] Additionally, Gran Turismo Sport on the PS4 Pro running at 1080p will run at a consistent framerate of 60fps. It looks like the developer was able to achieve this by utilizing more power from the PS4 Pro’s GPU by removing support for 4K downsampling. So, while running the game at 1080p on the PS4 Pro won’t mean improved graphical quality, it will mean a solidly high framerate. It must be noted though that the report was based on the beta version of the game so some of these details may even improve further when…

Bend Studio

Days Gone Will Be at E3 2017 “In a Big Way,” According to Voice Actor

[embedded content] We haven’t heard much about Sony Bend’s open-world action title Days Gone since last year when it was announced for PlayStation 4 and shown at the PS4 Pro presentation, but it looks like the game will be at E3 2017 “in a big way.” According to actor Sam Witwer, who is voicing protagonist Deacon St. John, “Days Gone will be at E3 next month… in a big way. Days Gone is going to be there in a big way.” You can hear Witwer’s brief comment on Days Gone beginning at 13:25 of this recent Twitch stream. This means we’ll likely see it on-stage during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference on Monday, June 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Days Gone is set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest, two years after a global pandemic killed most and transformed millions into mindless, feral creatures. During the original announcement, Sony Bend called Days Gone a “brand new original franchise.” A release window hasn’t been given for Days Gone. [Source: Twitch, PlayStation via Reddit, Gamepur, Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


PSN Maintenance Today, May 22, Will Last For One Hour

From 10pm PT to 11pm PT today, Sony will be doing some “routine maintenance and improvements for PlayStation Network.” This will affect the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and website. If you already have a PSN account, you can sign in, play games, and use most applications during the PSN maintenance. However, you won’t be able to access Account Management, Gaming and Social, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music, and PlayStation Video during the maintenance. After giving their usual reminder to activate your PS4 as your primary console (go to Settings > PlayStation Network/Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4), Sony says, “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.” [Source: PlayStation Network] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

MLB The Show 17 Update 1.07 Prevents Soft Locks, Adjusts Hook Logic

After going a week without launching a new patch, Sony San Diego has released MLB The Show 17 update 1.07 on PlayStation 4, which prevents some soft locks, makes it so the Swing Analysis display will always use the Buckshot PCI art, adjusts hook logic, and more. The update is only 47MB. Here’s the full list of patch notes: Online Specific Gameplay Improvements and Stabilizations Prevented users from becoming soft locked in specific situations Created players will no longer all display the same head type in newly created Online Franchises Offline and Online Gameplay Improvements Adjustments to lineup and manager hook logic to prevent teams from replacing the backup catcher, causing him to be unavailable in late inning situations Opacity was lowered for the Buckshot, Classic, and Outline Plate Coverage Indicator The Swing Analysis display will now always use the “Buckshot” PCI art The Buckshot PCI art is the most accurate at displaying the sweet spot for solid contact, while also displaying how your contact gets worse towards the outer area of the PCI Various UI and OSD Improvements Including Fixed specific situations where the Universal Profile Name Plates or Icons would unlock incorrectly or not unlock at all Miscellaneous READ FULL…

Days Gone

PS4 Exclusive Days Gone Will Be at E3 “In a Big Way”


PlayStation E3 2017 Live Show Plans Revealed, E3 Experience Will Return to Theaters

[embedded content] Sony has revealed that PlayStation Live From E3 2017 will run for four days this year, from Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15. It will feature more than 16 hours of live content “across dozens of games on PS4 and PS VR,” including new game demos, developer interviews, and new trailers. The whole things begins at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Monday, June 12 with the pre-show for the PlayStation Media Showcase, which starts at 6pm PT/9pm ET in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. You’ll be able to watch PlayStation’s E3 2017 coverage on (complete with quests to unlock rewards), Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. It was also confirmed that the PlayStation E3 Experience will return to movie theaters in the United States, Canada, and South America, letting you watch the press conference on June 12. Expect more details in the next few weeks. Here’s the full PlayStation Live From E3 2017 schedule: Monday, June 12 – 5:00pm Pacific Time Tuesday, June 13 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time Wednesday, June 14 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Time Thursday, June 15 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm Pacific Time Will you be watching the press conference live? [Source: READ FULL…