Approximately three weeks ago, Sony made the announcement that it was shutting down their digital marketplace for Playstation 3, Playstation Vits and PSP games this summer. PSP was to go down July 2, and PS3 and Vita would have their plugs pulled August 27. Any games purchased prior to that deadline would still be downloadable from the user’s account, but there would be no buying anything new from that point forward.
The tug of war continues between manufacturers, who want their products to be disposable, and consumers, who want their products to last as long as possible. A report is making the rounds that Sony has plans to turn off the digital marketplace for Playstation 3, PSP and PS Vita this summer. According to the report, the PS3 and PSP servers will shut off July 2, followed by the silence of the Vita servers August 27. Sony has not officially announced these plans.
Limited Run Games, preservers of physical copies and defenders against a digital future, surprised everybody late last night when they revealed their plans to start selling games for the Playstation 3. You read the correct number. It’s a console Sony no longer even makes, but they will apparently authorize new discs and cases for it. And what will Limited Run be selling first?
Aksys Games and Arc System officially announced this week that BlazBlue: Central Fiction will get its North American release later this November. Additional a special bundle is available now for fans called the HORI Fighting Bundle. Central Fiction will be available physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The new game features a new story mode, new characters, levels, modes, and system mechanics. The roster features over 33 fighters total.
Siliconera reports that some footage for an unreleased installment in the Silent Hill video game franchise has surfaced on YouTube. You can check out the footage below. This is reportedly footage of a game pitched for the franchise by Climax Los Angeles that was going to be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
I have a tremendous respect for side-scrolling platformers that try to do things differently. Recently, both Limbo and Fez became two of my more favorite modern side-scrollers; Limbo was one of my favorite creepfests ever and Fez actually made me use my brain and after completing levels, I felt pretty good about myself. I accidentally stumbled about Black Knight Sword a few months back and was deeply bummed at the lack of attention that was brought to a game with, in my opinion, one of the best presentations of 2D gaming in recent years.
Ever wonder about why the protocol droid C-3PO has a red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Well, The Phantom Limb Level Pack for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will shed some new light on this development. The new DLC was released this week as a free digital download for players on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. You can check out the reveal trailer and some new screenshots for the game below.
IGN released a new report on WWE 2K17, and it was quite revealing. The roster revealed included a look at 19 new Superstars who are joining the roster for the game that’s due out later this year. In addition, IGN will be revealing new roster images for the game every week on Tuesday at 6:00 am PST. Here’s the full list of roster members who were revealed today:
Legendary Entertainment has officially announced that it is partnering with Square Enix and d2j Entertainment to develop the episodic video game Life Is Strange into a digital TV series. The announcement was made by SVP of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios.
No matter the developer, sometimes, a piece of hardware can test the limits of one’s patience in the making of a game. It is because of this that subpar games can be made, or delays can happen. For the team at Polyphony, who create the Gran Turismo games, their biggest struggle was the PS3.
A six-year legal battle between Sony and a group of lawyers in the United States has finally concluded, with the console maker agreeing to settle the litigation with a multi-million dollar payment. The lawsuit regards the removal of the ability to use the Linux operating system on the PlayStation 3 in 2010 through a firmware update.
Final Fantasy XIV has been very successful, especially on PS3 were it debuted, and PS4 when it came out a year later. However, with the potential to get even more players, Square Enix wants to make a transfer over to the Xbox One. Final Fantasy 14 director Naoki Yoshida sees great potential in this.