Sony might be doing away with free PS3 and Vita games, but PlayStation Plus members need not fret as March will be an action-packed month for freebies.
Following the top-notch titles in For Honor and Hitman, which made up the free games for PS Plus members in February, Sony will be including the remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the month of March.
In addition to the first instalment in the Modern Warfare series, PS Plus members will also get the puzzle masterpiece that is The Witness for free.
Both games will be made available to PS Plus subscribers from March 5, which means if you have yet to claim your copy of Hitman and For Honor, now’s the time to do so.
Last month, Sony increased the cloud storage of PS Plus members from 10GB to 100GB.
Nike is set to release a brand new edition of Paul George’s PG 2 basketball sneaker, and it’s going to please any gaming sneakerhead.
Dropping in limited quantities, the sneaker will be available in Singapore and Malaysia via Nike.com.
The shoe will be available from 9am on February 24, but act quick as it’s expected to sell out shortly after.
Some notable highlights of the pair include the PS4 and PG logos, which light up and pulsate like the console.
PlayStation will be kicking off their first ever regional roadshow in Southeast Asia in Singapore and will includes legs in Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Play Everything roadshow will run in Singapore from the September 21 – 24 and will be open to public.[caption id="attachment_8421" align="alignnone" width="979"] Image: PlayStation[/caption]
It is the perfect chance to get a hands on preview of the latest games, including the yet-to-be-released Fifa 18, Gran Turismo and Taiko No Tatsujin before they hit the PlayStation market. Other games such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Loco Roco will be showcased.
Experience the PlayStation VR first hand and join in the attempt to form “the largest video game controller formation made up of videogame controllers” in the Singapore Book of Records.
Interested participant are required to contribute their DUALSHOCK controllers to form the shape and registration to break the record will begin at 12pm.
Here are the details for the Play Everything roadshow.
Dates: 21st to 24th September 2017
Time: 11am to 8pm
Venue: Suntec City West Atrium
Free for public
It has been three years since the first release of Destiny and anticipation for its sequel was inevitable given its huge hits and equally large misses.
Thankfully, much has improved from the get-go, from the story to its mechanics and graphics. In a nutshell, the experience has been stunning, albeit for a few bugs but nothing too drastic that affected the gameplay.
Developed by Bungie – the same guys behind Halo, here is our breakdown of Destiny 2 (does not contain spoilers).[caption id="attachment_7805" align="alignnone" width="1920"] image: Wccftech[/caption]
The game pulls away from common shooters, which was refreshing to say the least. The RPG element of Destiny 2 was impressive but there were still some grey areas when it came to skills. The Leveling system was fair, and there was an even balance with EXP gains between doing a quest and grinding on enemies.
There are several methods to levelling up, such as undertaking the main quest, taking on zone adventures, exploring public events and the general grind. One of the quickest way to level up and gain loot is to make use of the chest spawns by killing off the zone leaders, all in all the RPG element slightly resembles Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Certain aspects of Destiny 2 mirrors DOOM and Halo in an uncanny way. After all, it was developed by Bungie, so we can’t ignore the fact that there will be slight resemblances towards the Halo franchise. For example, the “Fallen” enemy uses weapons similar to the “Needler” in Halo where the projectiles actually chase you, and running around in the “hives” early in the game felt reminiscent of DOOM. As you progress through the game, different types of enemies will be introduced, and it gets more challenging as each enemy has a special attribute/ability.
The main enemies are the “Cabal”, which were introduced back in Destiny 1, tasked to take earth back from them. The Cabal are looking to use the travelers light to wipe off all guardians, whom the player plays as. Throughout the course of the journey, the game does begin to feel mundane and repetitive, but the repetitive cycle does provide experience gain and the loot drop is never the same.
Destiny 2 has already surpassed its predecessor in many ways, one of the obvious improvements is the weapon system. In Destiny 2 every player will be given three weapons (Kinetic, Energy and Power weapons) with each weapon having it’s own tiers of rarity.
- Kinetic weapons are the primary weapon that deals high damage to all enemies using regular bullets.
- Energy weapons have a unique element added to it such as, Solar (fire), Arc (electric) and Void (magic). The primary use of an energy weapon is to take down enemies with a shield protecting them, each shield has an Achilles heel depending on the element. Causing a shield to explode will deal damage to surrounding enemies. Energy weapons deal slightly lesser damage to regular enemies as compared to the Kinetic weapons.
- If a boss is in your way, power weapons are your go-to weapons. With the ability to deal massive damage, the only drawback for this weapon is the ammo capacity, so be sure to use it wisely and make every shot count.
You will be able to choose from three classes, Titan, Hunter and Warlock. There are no weapon restriction for classes, but each class has it’s own unique set of attributes and skills. This time around each class will have a subclass that can be unlocked. Titans are generally tanks, able to absorb the most damage among the classes, hunters deal massive damage and have better maneuverability. Warlocks are technically mages who deal a high amount of damage to enemies in an area. All the classes remains the same from Destiny 1 but having the subclasses added in provides players a completely new set of skills and experience.
Destiny 2 is a game that you have to experience firsthand to appreciate the story and its gameplay. It’s an addictive entry into the franchise and definitely worth paying to play for. Playing with a group of friends is a plus point, from doing quest to fooling around dancing and playing a minigame of football. Unfortunately, several chinks in its armour keep it from being an ultimate game of the year contender, but there are elements that will keep you coming back for more. Our score for Destiny 2 is a “7.5”.
Sony Interactive Entertainment will be holding its first ever PlayStation Experience 2017 Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur on August 5, 2017.
The event will be modelled after the PlayStation Experience, which is held annually in the US.
If you are an avid gamer and frequent viewer of E3, this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.[caption id="attachment_6124" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]
PlayStation Experience 2017 SEA will be bringing hands-on demos from this year’s E3 showcase to Southeast Asian fans, including highly-anticipated titles such as Detroit: Become Human, Everybody’s Golf, Far Cry 5, Knack 2 and Gran Turismo Sport.
Attendees will also get a chance to demo the PS VR with No Heroes Allowed! VR.
That’s not all! The event will include a game stage that will host a string of developers and representatives of various games to share insights on their upcoming titles.[caption id="attachment_6126" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: The PLAYBOOK // Daniel Lim[/caption]
Of course, giveaways and other activities will definitely be a plus point to check this place out!
PlayStation Experience 2017 SEA will be held at KL Live on August 5, 2017 and entrance is FREE! For any updates, check out the Facebook event page here.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that new “Gold” and “Silver” variations of the PlayStation 4 will be released in Singapore on June 9.
Leaked images of the “Gold” edition has been swirling on the Internet in recent days, and Sony has now confirmed its release for the local market.[caption id="attachment_5256" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]
While the stock is believed to be limited, the retail price for the new variations are S$399 each, making it the must-buy item for any gamer this summer.
The release of the two new colour variations are part of Sony’s Days of Play celebrations, described on a poster as “Days of Epic Deals”.
Besides the release of the “Gold” and “Silver” PS4s, there will also be up to 75% off on the PS Store, with discounts on games like Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian.
For a list of authorised PlayStation 4 dealers in Singapore, check out this list.
So mark your calendars for June 9 and while you’re here, feast your eyes on the gorgeous “Gold” and “Silver” PlayStation 4 sets below.[caption id="attachment_5255" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5257" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5258" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5259" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5260" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5261" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]
Sony dropped a huge bomb to close its flagship PlayStation Experience event by lifting the lid on an eagerly-anticipated sequel, one we weren’t even sure would happen: The Last of Us 2.
The first installment of the zombie apocalypse game is widely regarded as a gold standard when it comes to marrying a satisfying shoot-em’-up with masterful story-telling that sucks you in immediately from the first cut-sequence.
Developers Naughty Dog have been widely praised time and time again for its ability to weave in well-crafted narratives into its games, which include the highly successful and acclaimed Uncharted franchise.
Here’s the trailer for the latest installment of The Last of Us, accompanied by fan reaction at the PlayStation Experience event.
In the trailer, we see an all-grown up Ellie who’s more ready than ever to survive in the sh*t hole that she’s in.
We also get a good look at well-aged Joel and a room full of Ellie’s victims, just to illustrate how far she has progressed in developing her skills.
Almost every 80s and 90s kid who spent considerable time in the arcade would remember the button-mashing spectacle that is Marvel vs. Capcom. If you’ve had fond memories of the game, there’s good news on the horizon.
If the images turn out to be legitimate material from Capcom’s upcoming announcement, fans are also likely to see Marvel’s Netflix heroes including Iron Fist, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in the game. The images also feature the number ‘4’ at the bottom left, which could be the logo for Marvel vs. Capcom 4.
It still remains unclear whether these images have been leaked from Capcom or are merely the works of a talented artist. Nevertheless, Polygon sources have seconded the rumours, making this a high possibility.
More updates to come.
Sony announced this morning that their PlayStation Now service is coming to the PC along with a USB dongle that allows users to connect their DualShock controller to their computers wirelessly.
The Japanese tech giant has been garnering a fair bit of attention this past week with two new PlayStation models reported to be launched next month.
Eric Lampel, SVP of the PlayStation Network, wrote on the PlayStation blog that the move will bring a wide selection of PlayStation-exclusive titles to the PC for the first time.
PlayStation Now subscribers can stream over 400 games for a subscription fee – think of it as a Netflix for games. Launched last year, PS Now has already been available on the PS4 and several smart televisions.
PlayStation Now is not to be confused with Remote Play, a separate service which allows PlayStation 4 owners to transmit and play their PS4 games on their PC or Mac computers. Remote Play requires users to own both a PlayStation console and the game titles they wish to stream.
Alongside the PlayStation Now announcement, Sony will be offering a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly. All functions will be enabled, including the light bar and touch pads.
Prior to this, gamers had to connect to their PC and Macs via a micro-USB wire. The USB Wireless Adaptor will retail for US$25.
It is unclear as to whether users will be able to use their own non-Sony controllers for PlayStation Now. It is unlikely however as Remote Play only works with DualShock controllers.
If you’re planning to purchase a PS4 anytime soon, it might be best to put those plans on hold.
images of a slimmer PlayStation 4 leaked on an online auction site.[caption id="attachment_636" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Leaked image of the PS4 Slim on Gumtree[/caption]
The slim version will be revealed alongside an upgraded 4K-enabled PS4 at an event in New York on September 7th.
According to YouTuber ZRZ, the new versions will also be shipping with a brand new DualShock 4 controller. While the new controller looks similar to the previous one, the most noticeable difference is an additional lightbar on the touch pad.
The launch will come one month after competitor Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One S, their very own slimmed-down version of the Xbox One.