The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima Lead Nominations for 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima lead the nominations for the 24th annual D.I.C.E awards, as revealed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The Last of Us II has been nominated for 11 awards, followed by Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations. Supergiant Games’ Hades has …

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UK PS5 Physical Game Sales Rose 324% Last Week, Hitman 3 Takes Top Spot

Physical game sales on PS5 rose by 324% in the UK last week. According to GamesIndustry.biz, this in mostly thanks to the arrival of a lot more PlayStation 5 stock across the country. There was also the arrival of Hitman 3, of course, which unsurprisingly managed to claim the top spot in the sales charts. …

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Sony Executive Behind Services Like PS Plus Leaving SIE for Another Role Within the Company

Sony veteran Tsuyoshi Kodera is leaving his position as Deputy President at Sony Interactive Entertainment for a different role within the corporation. According to a press release spotted by Video Games Chronicle, effective April 1st, Kodera will be Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information Systems, and Information Security. He will report to Hiroki Totoki, Executive Deputy …

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Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.1 Update Available Now, Patch Notes Detail Bug Fixes and Stability Improvements

Nine days ago, CD Projekt Red promised Cyberpunk 2077’s first major patch within 10 days, and they’ve delivered. Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 is available now as an update across all platforms, with the size running 6.7 GB on Steam and 17 GB on consoles. CD Projekt Red says the focus of this first update was …

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Resident Evil Village ‘Maiden’ Demo Available Exclusively on PS5 Today

Resident Evil Village may not be available for a a few more months, but PS5 players can immerse themselves in the stunning visuals and creepy audio of the game starting today with a free demo exclusive to Sony’s next-gen console. The Resident Evil Village “Maiden” demo puts players in the role of a character the …

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Another PS5 Scalper Group Brags About Getting 2,000 More Units To Oversell

Many Sony fans have been anxiously awaiting a chance to nab an elusive PlayStation 5 but low stock and scalpers have made that task exceedingly difficult. Instead of lying low and quietly having no scruples, one scalping group is publicly boasting about securing another 2,000 PS5 units during a recent GAME restock to flip for $1,000+.  …

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Another Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Filed by Investors Against CD Projekt RED

Another lawsuit related to Cyberpunk 2077 has been filed by investors against studio CD Projekt RED, claiming that the company misled investors about the state of the game on last-gen consoles. This second civil suit was announced in a regulatory announcement from CDPR to investors. It indicates that the content of this lawsuit is the …

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PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – January 19, 2021

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation Plus owners new content, add-ons, games, and more. Here is the complete global PlayStation Store update. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation …

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Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act.With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, …

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Scalper Group Says it Secured Another 2000 PS5s, Claims it ‘Keeps Getting Easier’

More than two months after launch, it’s still almost impossible to find a PS5 in stock anywhere. Stock scarcity means that scalpers are still at it, scooping up the console that’s in high demand and low supply before legitimate consumers can get their hands on it. Another scalper group claims it recently locked in another …

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Secret Sony Studio in San Diego is Working on Expanding ‘Existing Franchises’

Sony’s not-so-secret secret San Diego studio (no, not San Diego Studio) appears to be hard at work on “expand[ing]…existing franchises,” if a LinkedIn profile update for former studio head and senior director of Visual Arts at PlayStation World Wide Studios, Michael Mumbauer, is to be believed. His profile includes the following paragraph: His latest achievement …

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Bloodborne is Getting a Fan-Made PlayStation X Demake

Bloodborne celebrated its fifth anniversary last year, and Sony seemingly has no plans to change the game’s PlayStation 4 exclusivity even after all this time. A fan has decided to take things into her own hands instead, but perhaps not for the platform you expected. Lilymeister, otherwise known as @b0tster on Twitter, is demaking the …

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication. According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game …

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HBO’s The Last of Us Series Gets a New Director, Filmmaker Behind ‘Beanpole’

HBO’s The Last of Us series is set to get underway soon, and the series has found a new director for the pilot after Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Kantemir Balagov, a Russian filmmaker renowned for his work on the award-winning drama, Beanpole, is set to direct The Last …

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The Last Of Us TV Series Lands Its New Director

Chernobyl’s Johan Renck was initially slated to direct the upcoming The Last of Us TV adaptation for HBO, but scheduling conflicts forced a change of plans. Now a new filmmaker has been nabbed to direct the upcoming project with Beanpole’s Kantemir Balagov stepping up to the plate as director.  The new director choice has been revealed via The …

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The Last of Us II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Miles Morales Among 2020’s Top PlayStation Downloads

Sony has released a list of its top PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 downloads of 2020, revealing that The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales were among some of the most popular games alongside the usual annual heavy-hitters like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Grand Theft Auto V. …

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Daily Reaction: CD Projekt RED’s Excuse-Filled Cyberpunk 2077 Statement Was, Quite Frankly, Terrible

Just over a month after the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and just under one month after it was removed from the PlayStation Store, CD Projekt RED finally issued a full statement, apology, and plan of action for the future in order to regain the trust of players and get Cyberpunk 2077 back into a …

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CD Projekt RED Still Has No Idea When Cyberpunk 2077 Will Return to the PlayStation Store

Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was bad, with perhaps no moment capping it all off better than Sony making the decision to completely remove it from the PlayStation Store. Now, nearly a month after the game was first released and then subsequently pulled, CD Projekt RED still can’t tell us exactly when the game will be put …

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Upcoming PlayStation 5 Games Get New Release Windows

With a new generation upon us and the holiday releases behind us, many gamers are now looking ahead to what comes next. PlayStation 5 owners are wondering when anticipated games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Project Athia, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits will be releasing.   The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is usually more …

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies is Getting a Full Free Week of Access for Anyone to Try

Zombies modes have been a Call of Duty staple since Treyarch introduced the mode to World at War 10 years ago. Activision and Treyarch are giving everyone a chance to experience the ongoing madness with a full free week of access for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s various Zombies modes and maps. Running …

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Microsoft Denies Cutting Secret Deal With Duracell Over Xbox Controllers

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, a report surfaced claiming that Microsoft and Duracell have a secret agreement between them in which Microsoft agrees to keep AA batteries as the default power standard for its Xbox controllers. Microsoft denied the rumors, which began when …

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1993 Sega CD Game Ground Zero: Texas Headed to the PS4 and PC

Developer Screaming Villains has announced that it’ll be releasing 1993 Sega CD full motion video game, Ground Zero: Texas, on the PlayStation 4 and PC on March 2nd. Physical copies for the PS4 will be available via Limited Run Games, with preorders set to go live on January 22nd. Ground Zero Texas – Nuclear Edition PS4 & …

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Epic Games Acquires Company Behind PS5 Compression Tech, RAD Game Tools

Epic Games has announced the acquisition of RAD Game Tools, the company behind compression tech Oodle, which Sony has licensed for its consoles. Epic plans to integrate RAD’s technology with Unreal Engine. “We know first-hand how impressive RAD’s compression technology is, having used it to improve the load time and quality of our most popular games – …

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Destiny 2 PS5 Upgrade Review – Like a Whole New Game (PS5)

Destiny 2 has now been available natively on the PS5 for nearly a month. After some initial confusion about how to get the upgrade (it was a separate PS5 application, not an update to the old PS4 app), I’ve been enjoying the freshly polished next-gen version of my favorite multiplayer looter shooter. But more than …

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PS4 Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Both the Standard and Digital Combined, Highlights Struggle to Meet Inventory Demands

Famitsu published the latest two-week sales numbers, encompassing the period between December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021. During this time, the standard PS4 outsold both the PS5 and PS5 Digital combined. The PlayStation 4 sold 30,482 units during those two weeks (with an additional 112 sales of the PS4 Pro), while the PS5 and PS5 …

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Microsoft Previously Tried To Buy Nintendo, “Imagine An Hour Of Somebody Laughing At You”

Microsoft has made some epic power moves over the past two years when acquiring new studios for a revamped focus going into this new generation. With Bethesda (through ZeniMax) being the latest big name to be taken under the Microsoft wing, it’s become almost a game to see who it will acquire next. That being …

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Hitman 3 Trailer Shows Off The Trilogy In Irresistibly Goofy VR

Gif: IO Interactive The Hitman series does a great job walking a fine line between very serious murder heisting and utterly ridiculous physics simulator. This juxtaposition is on perfectly display in the new Hitman 3 trailer showing off the game’s VR mode. For those not content to meddle in the lives of strangers in third-person, …

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Microsoft apparently tried to buy Nintendo 20 years ago

News site Bloomberg is reporting today that the team at Microsoft tried to purchase Kyoto-based company Nintendo. The news was revealed by Kevin Bachus who was the former director of third-party relations at Xbox. Microsoft basically wanted to sell them the pitch that their hardware wasn’t up to par and they could remedy that for …

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Discounts Get You Two Years of PlayStation Plus For Only $58, One Year For $30

A PlayStation Plus subscription will usually run you $60 for a year, but occasionally some great deals allow you to snatch up a subscription for a significantly lower price. Thanks to their current promotion, you can get two years of PS Plus at Eneba for only $58 by entering the code 2021PLUS at checkout. You …

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