E3 week is upon us, and the last few days already saw a few of the announcement-heavy (or announcement-light, in some cases) press conference events that kick off the show, including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, and Ubisoft. Tonight, Sony will get their shot, showing off all the latest and greatest games that we can expect for the PlayStation 4 in the near future and beyond.Read More
The eighth installment of Playstation's flagship series features a newer, kinder Kratos
There are several new changes in the eighth installment of SIE/Santa Monica Studios' latest entry into the God of War franchise. The story leaves Greek mythology behind in favor of Norse mythology, populating the landscape with elves, trolls, and wolves, to name a few. Kratos's signature double-chained blades,the Blades of Chaos, have been replaced with the Leviathan Axe.Read More
Sony has decided to block the sale of a game called Super Seducer on PlayStation 4, after numerous outlets complained that it was "the world’s sleaziest game," that it "encourages preying on women," and that it offers "a masterclass in harassment, not seduction."Read More
7.5 out of 10. (PlayStation 4 version.)
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a pretty good fighting game, but it's a real treat for its core demographic: Dragon Ball fans who want a fighting game that's as satisfying to play as the show, at its best, is to watch. Despite some rough edges, it achieves that goal very well and should be a lot of fun for fans of the franchise to play.Read More
The 2016 PlayStation Experience Showcases Gaming Heroines in The Last of Us Part II, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Here are some of the super-cool gaming heroines showcased in trailers from today's PSX 2016 event.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Pharrell Freak Out As David Blaine Performs His Ice Pick Trick
This might be really wrong of me, but there's nothing more fun than watching seemingly together, serious, grown-ass adults completely freak out like babies.Read More
Sony is holding a "PlayStation Meeting" tomorrow, where the current leader of the console wars is expected to unveil its PlayStation 4 Neo, alongside a "PlayStation 4 slim." The Neo is certainly on the way, but the slim caught everyone by surprise when its existence leaked out recently, although it's pretty much in line with Sony's past mid-lifecycle console revamps. Now, despite still lacking an official announcement, we even know what the console's innards are like.Read More
Sony's got a media event coming up next month, and all signs point to it being the unveiling of the new, more powerful PlayStation 4 "Neo." That might not be all they've got in store, though, as this past weekend saw the leak of images of a purported PS4 "slim," and now a report on the Wall Street Journal seeks to confirm the new model as Sony remains silent.Read More
It's one or the other, really.
Game development is hard—almost as hard as keeping fans happy. In the case of Final Fantasy XV, the game has been delayed to make sure it's fully polished and doesn't require a patch on its launch day to make it suitably playable, which you may remember from a bygone era as "how game development works." You can't please everyone, though, and after a weekend of fan frustration, the delay isn't necessarily welcome news.Read More
I just got why this is the "Neo" and the VR was codenamed "Morpheus." Woah.
According to reports from Vice Gaming and Gameblog, the new iteration of the PS4 (codename: "Neo") will be unveiled on September 7th.Read More
Move over, non-VR games. No, really. We need the space.
It's difficult to gauge a VR experience without experiencing it for yourself, which is a fact Sony has acknowledged in new PlayStation VR documentation. One thing we do know now about Sony's upcoming VR solution for the PlayStation 4, though, is that it's going to require a pretty big space to play.Read More
Conference starts at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST!
Sony PlayStation's conference comes in here at the end of the day. Starting at 5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST, you can watch it live right here on The Mary Sue.Read More
It's like when you walk into a surprise party you knew about.
Sony's PlayStation 4 "Neo," an upgraded version of PlayStation 4 hardware rumored to be aimed at providing an improved VR experience, has finally been officially announced ahead of E3. Sadly, it won't be at E3, but at least we can all admit it exists now—and we've got official (if vague) word from Sony on what it's all about!Read More
Seriously, not every game needs endless side quests.
Got 50 hours to finish a video game? How about several titles of that length, all stacking up in your to-do list? The game industry has shifted towards long open-world games, but they're forgetting that there's still something very powerful—and fun—about a 10-hour game with a great narrative.Read More
Today marks the end of an era in gaming as the production of the Xbox 360, which released in stores over ten years ago, has been halted. That's a pretty healthy lifespan for a game console—or any piece of technology, really—but it also seems like that kind of longevity in gaming is coming to an end ... if it's not over already. It just might be, based on comments about the future from Sony's PlayStation president.Read More
The PS4 knows kung fu.
As Sony (reportedly) prepares developers for the specifications on its upgraded PlayStation 4 model and begins shipping out dev units, it was only a matter of time before we knew just what the capabilities of the new machine would be. Now, multiple sources have confirmed the tech specs, but speculation is still open as to just what role Sony expects this console to fill.Read More
GameStahhhhp I can't take all the rumors anymore.
The companies that actually sell video game consoles and games to consumers usually know what's coming at least a little down the line in the industry, and GameStop COO Tony Bartel reminded us all of that fact with recent comments on upcoming console releases. They also can't tell us too much or risk angering the console giants, so just what his words meant is a bit up for interpretation.Read More
Final Fantasy XV got its own dedicated live event last night (which you can watch in full above if you've got several hours to spare), and Square Enix unleashed a flood of information including a release date, special editions, companion anime, a demo, and more. If you didn't manage to watch the whole thing yourself, we'll help you catch up on the main points you might have missed.Read More
Today marks a big step forward for virtual reality that probably will actually, finally be a real thing that we all use in the relatively near future. The Oculus Rift, the headset that basically sparked the current virtual reality trend with its early attention, is finally here, but it's got competition on the way from HTC and PlayStation, the latter of which might be entering the PC arena for a more direct face-off.Read More
It's the 2016 game developers conference this week in California, and that means we're getting some random news tidbits along with all the games being shown there. Today, we finally have a price and release date on Sony's "Project Morpheus" virtual reality headset now known as PlayStation VR. We also get to watch Sony and Microsoft dance a little more around the idea of letting their customers play together online.Read More