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Rise of the Batman: How DC Comics Conquered Games

Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 26, 2015


For decades, videogames based on comics licenses have struggled with the perception of being low-quality licensed cash-ins. But over the past six or seven years that perception has begun to shift, helped in large part to the explosive critical and commercial success of the Batman Arkham series developed by Rocksteady and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

What’s the secret to DC and WBIE’s success where so many others have struggled? With Batman Day looming large, I contacted Ames Kirshen, vice president of product development for the Arkham and DC Comics games at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to learn more about the company’s approach.

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UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection Out 10/9

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Poll: Vote For the Best PlayStation Game of All Time

Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 10, 2015


This week, we celebrated the 20th anniversary PlayStation’s launch in North America. Now, it’s your turn. Tell us — what’s the best original PlayStation game of all time? Cast your vote(s) below by next Tuesday, September 15th at midnight Pacific Time.

See below for a starter list of games, but note: you can submit two votes, and you can write in an answer if you don’t see it in the list below.

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Quiz: Test Your PlayStation Knowledge

Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 09, 2015

PlayStation 20th Anniversary

Today marks 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation in North America. And what better way to celebrate than by testing your knowledge of the original PlayStation hardware and software?

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Unboxing the Original PlayStation

Posted by Sid Shuman on Sep 09, 2015

Woo-hoo! The original PlayStation launched in North America 20 years ago today! To commemorate the big day, I thought it might be fun to crack open a sealed original PlayStation system — something I haven’t done since I was in middle school.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Beta: Your Survival Tips

Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 20, 2015

Call of Duty Black Ops 3

It’s been almost three years since we’ve seen Treyarch’s take on Call of Duty, but the Black Ops 3 Beta proves that the veteran studio hasn’t lost its expert touch. The addition of selectable Specialist characters, wall-running shootouts worthy of a Wachowskis movie, and powerful new weapons all add up to a fresh and dynamic experience.

Whether you’re a series veteran or new to Call of Duty, this PlayStation.Blog post is dedicated to getting you ahead in the Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Beta, currently live on PS4 through the end of the weekend. But we need your help!

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Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Beta: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 18, 2015

Call of Duty Black Ops 3

It’s time! Minutes ago, Treyarch and Activision officially kicked off Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta on PS4. Seeing that this is officially a Really Big Deal, we wanted to create a definitive resource for PS4 gamers looking to jump in. See below for crucial details cultivated by the fine folks at Treyarch and Activision.

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Receive a $15 credit when you spend $100 or more using your SEN Wallet on PlayStation Store, through November 3.

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PlayStation Experience 2015 Comes to San Francisco

Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 14, 2015

Deep breath: PlayStation Experience is officially a go for 2015! The epic two-day PlayStation community event is back, relocating to sunny/foggy/windy San Francisco this December 5th and 6th.
What can you expect this year? For starters, a ton of hands-on time with 2015 and 2016’s biggest games, plus a front-row seat for major PlayStation announcements. Plus some of those patented PlayStation surprises you’ve come to expect.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 eSports Features Detailed

Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 05, 2015

Call of Duty Black Ops 3

Fresh from Treyarch — a look at some of the eSports features that you can count on for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

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