Sony broadcasted a new State of Play yesterday. You never know what you’re going to get from these things, but fortunately the January 31 SoP was no dud. Here’s the best of what we saw in those forty minutes….
One of the reasons often cited for the Dreamcast closing up shop after just 2 1/2 years of service is that Sega accidentally made it super-easy to pirate games on the system. While most other disc-based consoles had an anti-piracy detector that could tell if one was playing a burned CD-R off the computer, the Dreamcast could not tell the difference. Bad for Sega, lucky for the kids who couldn’t afford all the games. If you had a Playstation, you couldn’t do this.
This morning Sony released the first, Bananarama-tastic peek at what we now know is called Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. If you feel like the movie before this just came out yesterday, you’re not alone: Ghostbusters Afterlife was released in November of 2021 and this is incredibly quick for a follow-up movie.
This news item has been a long time coming, in terms of fan wishes, and nobody thought it would be revealed out of nowhere on a Tuesday afternoon, but that’s Nintendo for you. The company has announced they’ve begun plans for a big-budget theatrical motion picture based around The Legend Of Zelda.
Sony just announced something called “PlayStation Portal.” Is it a new Portal game exclusive to PlayStation? No, it’s actually that weird “remote play” controller the company showed off earlier, just with a finalized name. Perhaps to keep things from being confusing, we should refer to it by its initials: “PSP.” ….No, wait….
As soon as Spider-Man: Across The Spider Verse hit theaters, there were reports and rumors across social media about multiple versions of the movie existing. This was confirmed when people were able to take bootleg captures and compare them, noticing different lines or animations from the characters. The thought at the time was “how clever for a movie about the multiverse to give each viewer a slightly different experience,” but this may not have been what was intended.
There was a fairly recent time when the attitude in the air was “who needs physical media anymore? We can completely trust these huge streaming organizations to keep all their shows accessible forever, right?” Unfortunately, it took the collective masses so long to figure out their mistake, most shows are now released digital-only (and then disappear).
The most anticipated animated movie of the summer is here! In fact, it’s been here for a while, in case you haven’t noticed. There’s still time to catch Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse in theaters, but if none are playing it near you, the home release is fast approaching. The digital copy will be available as soon as next week, while the physical copy will come out next month.
Sony has been lending their IPs out for film and television projects, with varying results. The Last Of Us show on HBO was an instant classic. The Uncharted movie came and went, and I can’t remember if their Gran Turismo film has been released or not (which isn’t a good sign). Twisted Metal, however, is a brand Sony has done nothing with for over a decade, so what does the recognition buy you?
Kraven the Hunter is the next Spiderman villain, Sony Converted into a Superhero. Sonic have the movie rights for Spiderman despite of him being a Marvel Superhero. Sony let Spiderman be part of the MCU, shielding him from the negative treatment inflicted upon the X-Men.. The Fox/X-men situation back then leads to Marvel trying to destroy X-men and replace them with Inhumans.
Sony streamed over an hour’s worth of new trailers and gameplay footage from upcoming Playstation 5 titles this afternoon. The reveals ranged from “awright” to “meh,” so we’ve cherry-picked the few we found the most interesting…
Though I loathe the recent trend of Hollywood movies absorbing my entire day with ridiculously long runtimes, animated movies have been the exception. You can usually count on an animated film to get to its point and get you out of there within 90 to 120 minutes. Usually.