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Star Wars Battlefront II: The First 90 Minutes

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Star Wars Battlefront II: The First 90 Minutes

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II opens with an interrogation. Commander Iden Versio, disarmed and bound, glares at the Rebel soldier holding her captive. The slow, steady tension of the scene runs contrary to the often bombastic, spectacular battles that Star Wars is known for. But Iden’s story is one of military dedication, political motivation, loyalty, and betrayal. And bombastic, spectacular battles.

Iden serves as a humanizing element to the Empire — a force we have spent decades fighting in the Star Wars universe. She and the other agents of Inferno Squad represent the discipline and devotion that the Imperials glorify. But the most striking quality of her character impacts the entire narrative: her courtesy.

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PlayStation Collectible Cards Return to PlayStation Experience 2017

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017

That’s right — we’re back at it again with another set of PlayStation Collectible Cards! This is our third year dealing out these limited-edition, foil-embossed beauties, and the only way you can get your hands on them is to shuffle on over to PlayStation Experience 2017 in Anaheim, California on December 9 and 10.

We wrapped up Series Two with card #75 at the Road to Greatness tour and #76 at E3 Experience. Series Three will start with #77 and contains around three dozen new cards, all of which will be released at PlayStation Experience 2017 in Anaheim, California this December.

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Introducing the Mini Wired Gamepad for PS4

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

We’re pleased to introduce a new controller from Hori, the officially licensed Mini Wired Gamepad for PlayStation 4, designed with younger gamers in mind. This controller is 40% smaller than the DualShock 4 and has a simple form factor with a flat design that makes it easy to fit into smaller hands. Best of all, the controller has a low price of $29.99 USD (MSRP) / $39.99 CAD (MSRP), making it a great purchase for companion play on games like Knack 2.

The Mini Wired Gamepad provides the essential functions to play most PS4 games while still providing a great gaming experience — that includes the right and left sticks, R1/L1/R2/L2 buttons, directional buttons, and action buttons. Certain touch pad inputs can be simulated via the left or right sticks.

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Sale of the Dead Week 1: Up to 50% Off Devilishly Good Games

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Hello and welcome to Sale of the Dead Week 1! Starting today, Playstation Store is hacking and slashing prices on games that will have you leaving the lights on and checking the locks twice.

Monsters of all kinds are just waiting to invade your home with deals up to 50 percent off (60 percent for Plus members). And if that isn’t enough to scare up the excitement, you will also get 14 days of free live TV through PlayStation Vue with any Sale of the Dead purchase.

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Strategy Card Game Hand of the Gods Enters Closed Beta Today

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Wield Thor’s hammer against mighty Zeus in Hand of the Gods, the collectible-card strategy game from the makers of Smite. We grew up playing collectible-card games on the kitchen table and are proud to bring our take of the genre to life. Today, Hand of the Gods enters Closed Beta on PS4 and we invite players to enter a first-of-its-kind card game — with a special bonus for PlayStation Plus members!

The Hand of the Gods Closed Beta is available for free to PlayStation Plus members along with a bundle of exclusive items, including a PlayStation-only Galactic Invader Ah Puch leader skin! Not a PlayStation Plus member, but want to play? Any of the bundles in the PlayStation Store for Hand of the Gods will include Closed Beta access.

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Gran Turismo Sport Out Today

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

The wait is over — Gran Turimo Sport is finally here!

Built from the ground up for PS4, GT Sport is Polyphony’s most ambitious undertaking as it utilizes the latest form of technologies to deliver a true “Real Driving Simulator.” We can’t wait for our GT fans to start racing this week

For those that participated in the GT Sport Limited Time Demo, it gave our fans a chance to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, and Arcade mode. New features to the series including Scapes Photography and Custom Livery Editor were also available for the very first time.

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The Tech That Powers Megaton Rainfall, Launching Today on PS VR

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Holiday 2012. I was sitting on my coach with my laptop warming my legs, playing around with a very early version of Megaton Rainfall (although it wasn’t named at that time). On screen I had a simulation of buildings collapsing depending on where you shoot them. It was looking fantastic. I remember thinking “Oh my god, this is cool,” and I decided I would finish this game until the end (which involved quitting my job).

Like everyone else, I like Hollywood blockbusters with a lot of explosions. And there’s one thing explosions in films do well and games don’t.

Most explosions you see in games are not procedural, and do the following. Let’s say a house receives a hit from a RPG and explodes. At the time of the explosion, they replace the “house” mesh by a “wrecked house”, and at the same time they add a particle effect (fire, smoke and debris). The problem is discontinuity. You notice the cut, an abrupt change in the first frame of the explosion, so you don’t feel the house is what exploded. Besides, the “wrecked house” doesn’t have a hole in the exact location of the RPG (because it was modelled by an artist who didn’t know where it would come from).

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No Heroes Allowed VR Launches Today

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

No Heroes Allowed VR is finally here for PlayStation VR! I’m sure existing fans of the series are eager to play, but let’s take a moment to explain some of the game’s features to those that missed the originals.

In the original PSP game What Did I Do to Deserve This My Lord the goal was to move dirt blocks around an underground stage to repel the invading heroes who were trying to capture Badman. This time around, the game takes place above ground on a diorama-like field, and the objective is to raise monsters, defeat the heroes, and destroy the castle base where the enemy king and princess are found.

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