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Tekken 7 Strikes a New Balance on PlayStation Underground

Posted by on May 09, 2017

Tekken has been my fighting series of choice for almost 20 years, so you know I wasn’t gonna miss an opportunity to finally get some quality time with Tekken 7 just weeks before its June 2 PS4 launch date. Watch the new episode of PlayStation Underground to see me and legendary Tekken community advisor MarkMan23 trade blows.

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Anatomy of a Sidequest: Horizon Zero Dawn’s Redmaw

Posted by on May 08, 2017

Deep in Carja territory stalks a machine that strikes fear into the heart of every hunter. The legendary Redmaw. A mechanical beast of such strength and ferocity that it has killed everyone who has crossed its path. And you can bet you’ll be the one to finally bring it down.

Redmaw’s story threads throughout the Hunter’s Lodge quest line in Horizon Zero Dawn. Tales of its victims mark your entry into this old-fashioned club of big machine hunters, and tales of the glory its killer will receive accompany your ascent through its ranks. It’s a carefully planned setup that eventually sees you travelling deep into a remote region for an encounter that will have repercussions not only for lead character Aloy but also the Hunter’s Lodge itself.

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First Look: Star Wars Battlefront II

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017

At Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, representatives from EA DICE, EA Motive Studios, and LucasFilm revealed new footage and tantalizing early details for Star Wars Battlefront II, slated for November 17 on PS4.

The material we saw and heard suggests a shooter that’s far bigger, deeper, and more ambitious than its predecessor. And the introduction of a single-player campaign that looks to be making some bold storytelling choices.

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First Look at Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Last month, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at an early version of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Though still early in development, it’s showing loads of promise. I was able to get unprecedented access to the minds at developer Naughty Dog to learn more about its next Uncharted adventure.

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PS VR’s Next Horror Gem: The Persistence

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017

Surprise! Liverpool-based developer Firesprite is cooking up a disturbing first-person horror experience, and it’s coming to PlayStation VR.

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Monolith Reveals Grand Ambitions for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Posted by on Mar 08, 2017

Monolith has been keeping busy. Following the success of 2014’s hit Shadow of Mordor, the studio began concepting a direct sequel that would attempt to fully deliver on the scale, spectacle, and savagery only hinted at in Mordor.

The result? Middle-earth: Shadow of War, a sprawling action-RPG epic due out on PS4 this August. Last week, I was able to watch a lengthy demo complete with color commentary from Michael de Plater, the game’s creative lead. It made for fascinating viewing.

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PAX East 2017: Play More Than 20 PlayStation Games

Posted by on Mar 06, 2017

Ah, PAX East. Near and dear to my heart! Since it’s just a few days away, we wanted to share what you can expect this weekend in Boston. Expect dozens of playable PlayStation games, from the epic spectacle of MLB The Show 17 to the harsh alien landscapes of Farpoint on PS VR.

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Horizon Zero Dawn Soundtrack Out Today on Spotify

Posted by on Mar 03, 2017

Good news! The official soundtrack for Horizon Zero Dawn hits Spotify today, available now on PlayStation Music. With its driving tribal rhythms and stirring vocal performances, the Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack is a huge departure from Guerrilla soundtracks of yesteryear. Listen to the full album here, a week before it’s available anywhere else.

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