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Moss: A Squeak Peek at Polyarc’s Adorable PS VR Adventure

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

Since its first reveal at E3 2017, I’ve been completely enamored with Moss. Polyarc’s debut PS VR adventure casts you as Quill, an adorable (and exquisitely animated) miniature heroine in a lush, foreboding fantasy world.

I had the chance to play through a new area of Moss recently, and I’d like to share it with you in our newest episode of PlayStation Underground. Watch the video above, then head over to PlayStation Store to preorder Polyarc’s debut title ahead of its upcoming launch.

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PlayStation Store: January’s Top Downloads

Posted by on Feb 09, 2018

Your top downloads for January are here! Surprising nobody, Monster Hunter: World was the most-downloaded PS4 game of January. The first PS4 entry in Capcom’s long-running series launched to critical acclaim, and players worldwide (myself included) are hooked on its expertly tuned gameplay loop.

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Play This Next: What Remains of Edith Finch

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018

Hi, everyone! We’re kicking off a new program in collaboration with PlayStation Store, where once in a while we’ll shine our editorial spotlight on a game we feel deserves more attention. We’re calling it Play This Next.

So, here we are with the first edition of PTN! I’m thrilled not only that I get to kick things off, but that I get to do so with one of the most moving experiences I had last year. If you enjoy narrative-driven gaming experiences, I implore you to play What Remains of Edith Finch!

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Shadow of the Colossus: Remaking a Masterpiece

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

When remastering an experience as legendary as Shadow of the Colossus, you have to make a decision. Do you keep everything as close to the original version of the game as possible, or smooth out some of the source material’s rough edges? During our recent trip to Bluepoint Games in Austin, TX, we asked where exactly the team drew that line:

“The changes that come across in the game are very thoughtful changes,” says Randall Lowe, producer on the new Shadow of the Colossus. “We worked hard to preserve the way the game felt, while making the control scheme more comparable to the Uncharteds and the Horizons of the world.

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Shadow of the Colossus: Help Us Decide Which Wallpapers to Make

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

With the impending release of Shadow of the Colossus on PS4, we’re working with Bluepoint Games to create some new high-res desktop and mobile wallpapers. There’s just one problem: there are lots of colossi to choose from!

So, we’re leaving it to you. Vote below for the colossus you’d most like to see a wallpaper for. We’ll tally the votes on January 29, and Bluepoint will get to work. Then, starting January 31, we’ll release the top five reader-voted wallpapers as we count down the days until the ground-up rebuild launches on PS4.

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PlayStation Blogcast 277: Sneak Attack!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

Join us as we think back on our favorite stealth games, Ryan continues his campaign to make everyone play Warframe, Kristen reacts to finishing Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds and her first playthrough of Undertale, and we all prepare for the avalanche of sweet, sweet new games launching next week.

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Masters of the Remaster: Inside Bluepoint Games

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018

Bluepoint Games is a studio known for their consistently excellent results in the realm of remastering, refurbishing, and remaking classic games.

So, you’d expect their headquarters to be bit flashier than the outwardly unremarkable building they share in Austin, Texas. Their unassuming workspace doubles as an analogy for the studio itself: a group more passionate about their work than fame and recognition.

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Game of the Year 2017: The Winners, As Voted By You

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018

We asked you to vote, and you showed up! 2017’s Game of the Year polls saw an astounding 1.6 million votes across all categories, with over 150k votes in the “Best PS4 Game” category alone. Thank you! There is definitely a clear winner this year — Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn stole the show, securing the […]

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