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The PS VR Sessions: Robinson: The Journey

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

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The PlayStation.Blog team can’t wait for October 13. With the launch of PlayStation VR in North America, we’re entering a new era of gaming — one that places players directly into the worlds that developers so lovingly create. To prepare for this amazing next chapter in PlayStation history, we all donned that PlayStation VR headset and sampled a bevy of upcoming PlayStation VR titles.

The world of Robinson: The Journey is equal parts enormous and beautiful. The power of virtual reality is especially significant in Crytek’s latest given the extraordinary vistas players will climb on their journey across an alien world. Here’s what we thought when we hiked through the lush jungles and up the dizzying peaks of Robinson: The Journey.

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PS4 Pro: The Ultimate FAQ

Posted by on Sep 08, 2016

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PlayStation is introducing a new choice for console gamers with PS4 Pro, a powerful addition to the PS4 family. It’s designed to offer heightened gaming experiences, whether via your existing HDTV or a new 4K TV.

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PlayStation Meeting: Watch Live Today

Posted by on Sep 06, 2016

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Howdy! As you may know, PlayStation Meeting is happening tomorrow in New York City at the PlayStation Theater. It’s only open to members of the press, but we also wanted to open the invitation to PlayStation fans to watch live.

So here’s your invite! Join us at live.playstation.com tomorrow, September 7, starting at 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern.

And stick around after the presentation for a special episode of PlayStation LiveCast. See you tomorrow!

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First Impressions, Trailer: Modern Warfare Remastered Multiplayer on PS4

Posted by on Sep 03, 2016

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Almost nine years after its release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s influence continues to reverberate. In many ways, Modern Warfare popularized what we think of as the modern multiplayer shooter: selectable character traits, extensive weapon modifications, and an XP-based ranking system are all widely adopted standards in current multiplayer shooters.

So it was no surprise to see the widespread excitement surrounding the announcement of Modern Warfare Remastered at E3 2016. Remastered is a PS4 upgrade of the classic original game supervised by veteran studio Raven Software, with an emphasis on faithfully translating the 2007 classic into the PS4 generation.

And that experience is going to be quite faithful indeed, if my hands-on experience with Remastered’s multiplayer mode at COD XP was any indication. Before wall running, before Pick 10, before Scorestreaks and Specialists, Modern Warfare built its reputation on tight shooting mechanics and uniquely porous map designs that stood in contrast to many other popular shooters of the day.

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First Impressions: Zombies in Spaceland, COD Infinite Warfare’s Neon Playground

Posted by on Sep 02, 2016

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Treyarch built a loyal fan base since its first Zombies outing in 2008’s Call of Duty: World At War. And it’s easy to see why — the strategic teamwork, countless secrets, and hidden lore add up to an endlessly replayable co-op gem. It’s been a favorite of mine for years.

But now, Infinity Ward is taking the concept for a spin in this November’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and the results are sure to intrigue veteran Zombies fans.

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The Strain Season 3 Starts Sunday, Chuck Hogan Q&A

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016

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Since getting PlayStation Vue, I’ve been a lot more interested in catching up on new shows. From time to time, I’m going to check in with the creators of some of my favorite shows here on PlayStation.Blog — starting with The Strain, an unusual take on the vampire mythos created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan that was one of my favorites in 2015.

To mark this Sunday’s season three premiere, I spoke with Chuck Hogan, co-creator, to learn more about the show’s origins and where we’re headed in season three. Enjoy!

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BioShock: The Collection Adds Fresh Coat of Paint to Three Classics

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

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Andrew Ryan and his doomed vision of Rapture are arguably more relevant today than when BioShock first launched nine eight long years ago. 2K Games is celebrating the anniversary with BioShock: The Collection, launching September 13 on PS4 (September 16 internationally), which combines updated versions of BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite — complete with their single-player add-ons.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Has Something for Everyone

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

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After playing two hours of a near-final build of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I can say with confidence that it comes the closest to matching the singularly special original. That’s the highest praise I can give.

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