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Category Archives: PS3

Big Channel Update – New PC Specs, Better Quality, More Content!

Channel Update 2 MS

I’ve got a lot of new content coming to PlayerEssence which some of you guys have already seen. I go over all the changes and content already up and coming soon! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

BioShock Infinite (PC): Cash Register Sandwiches – Part 2 (1080p/60fps)

BioShock Infinite 2

The best type of sandwiches come with money. BioShock Infinite running at 1080p/60fps! Check out Part 1 here is you missed it!

Dragon Quest Heroes Character Introduction

Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes will have a bunch of heroes to choose from when the game launches on PS4 this fall. Get a rundown of all the characters below. 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Review Roundup – Not Looking Good (37%)


Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 launched this week, and it’s not looking so good for the Hawk’s return. Get the initial batch of scores below. More scores on GameRankings

Site Date Rating Ratio
Push Square 10/03/15 5 out of 10 50.00%
GamesRadar+ 10/02/15 1.5 out of 5 30.00%
Game Rant 10/02/15 1 out of 5 20.00%
IGN 10/02/15 3.5 out of 10 35.00%
Game Informer 10/02/15 6.5 out of 10 65.00%
PlayStation LifeStyle 10/02/15 4 out of 10 40.00%
The Jimquisition 10/01/15 2 out of 10 20.00%
Game Revolution 10/01/15 2 out of 5 40.00%
Hardcore Gamer 09/29/15 2 out of 5 40.00%

PS3 Discontinued in New Zealand

PS3 Firmware

News broke that the PS3 could be discontinued worldwide soon, and it seems like the first phase has started. Sony has discontinued the PS3 in New Zealand.

“SCENZ will not be shipping anymore PlayStation 3 consoles to its retailers however the platform is still available in retail outlets throughout NZ and being supported with peripherals, great new releases and back catalogue software,” Sony Computer Entertainment of New Zealand told ThoseGamers in a statement.

Via: VGChartz

Tales of Zestiria – PS4 Install Size Revealed


Tales of Zestiria will be launching soon on PS4, PS3 and PC. The install size for the PS4 version has been revealed to be 12GB. The Steam version should get a file size reveal next week. The title will run at 1080p/30fps on PS4 and PC. However, the PC version can run at 4K resolutions. Via: Geeksnack

BioShock Infinite (PC): The Master Race – Part 1 (1080p/60fps) | PlayerEssence

BioShock Part 1

YO!!!!! Just got a new PC and its DOPE! Check out some silky smooth gameplay of BioShock Infinite running on my custom iBuyPower PC! Subscribe to PlayerEssence here! Part 2 is Up! Check it out here!

Star Ocean 5 Extended Trailer

Star Ocean 5

Square Enix has released an extended trailer for Star Ocean 5 on PS4. It offers up 45 seconds of new footage compared to the debut trailer. See all the action below.

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – ‘Gwendolyn’ Character Trailer


Atlus and VanillaWare have released a new trailer for Odin Sphere: Leifthrasi. It shows off Gwendolyn, one of the five playable characters in the game.

Microsoft has Aquired Havok From Intel


Microsoft has officially announced they have acquired Havok from Intel. The Havoc engine is very popular,  being used in a lot of AAA games such as Star Wars Battlefront and Destiny. Microsoft still plans to license out the engine to developers who make games on all systems, which includes Sony and Nintendo.  Get Microsoft’s full statement below. 

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Mentions “PS5”


In a recent interview, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide President, Shuhei Yoshida, discussed PlayStation and it’s future. When asked, “will there be PS5 in the next 5 to 6 years?” Yoshida strongly hinted there will be one in that time frame:

“It’s really up to the game creators,” “If they still feel that we need more machine power — ‘We want to realize this and that and that, but we cannot do [it] with PS4′ — if that’s the case, there’s a good reason to have PS5, so that developers can create their vision. So, we’ll see.”

Via: PlayStationPS5

Sony set to Discontinue the PlayStation 3 (Rumor) | PE NewZ

Drake 2

Some rumors have been floating around that Sony will be discontinuing the PS3 sometime soon. Get my thoughts on the PS3’s run here! Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more awesome content!

Sony set to Discontinue the PS3 – Rumor


Rumors have been floating around the interwebs that Sony will be discontinuing the PS3 sometime soon. Remember, this is a rumor and has not been confirmed by Sony themselves. More details can be found on ThoseGamers.

Call of Duty Black Ops III Story Trailer is LIVE

Call of Duty BO 3

Check out this story trailer for Call of Duty Black Ops III. This will only be present on the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game.

Level-5 and Dentsu Form Level-5 Abby Inc.


Level-5 and Dentsu have announced a new partnership and formation of Level-5 Abby Inc. This new subsidiary will looking to create anime and game content from Japan for people of all ages worldwide. The company’s name takes the “a” from the words “all” and “anything,” and the “bby” from “hobby,” to form “Abby.” The team’s first project is the western release of anime Yo-kai Watch. Check out the full North American schedule below:

PlayStation Plus Games for October 2015 – Super Meat Boy and Broken Age Lead


This month’s free games with PlayStation Plus have been revealed. Super Meat Boy and Broken Age lead the way. Check out the full lineup below.

This month’s free games are as follows:

  • Broken Age (PS4, PSV)
  • Super Meat Boy (PS4, PSV)
  • Unmechanical Extended (PS4, PS3)
  • Kickbeat (PSV, PS3)
  • Kung Fu Rabbit (PSV, PS3)
  • Chariot (PS3)
As a side note, DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition will be removed from the monthly games catalogue on October 6th.

Media Create Sales (9/21/15 – 9/27/15) – Super Mario Maker & 3DS lead


This week’s Media Create charts are in. Super Mario Maker lead software sales with another 52,396 units sold. The game now has a total of 245,182 units not counting digital sales in Japan. The 3DS was the top piece of hardware sold with 29,110 units sold for the week. Get the full software and hardware sales below. (And yes, PS4 sales dipped due to the impending price drop coming in October). 

Dragon Quest Heroes Overview Trailer Brings the Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes

Square Enix has just released a new overview trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes on the Nintendo 3DS. The playable characters and battle systems are introduced.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Launch Trailer Brings the Goods


Yo! Check out this launch trailer for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. It features a ton of pro skaters and has some awesome music.

Konami says they are Committed to Core Gamers, Metal Gear Solid Doesn’t Need Kojima


Gameondaily interviewed Graham Day, the UK Community Manger for Konami recently. And Mr. Graham had a lot of interesting things to say. He reconfirmed that Konami is committed to core gamers, and stated Metal Gear Solid doesn’t need Kojima to be a successful going forward. He also directly refuted that Konami was dropping core gamers completely for the mobile market.

Star Ocean 5 – Story, Characters and Battle System Detailed


Square Enix has released a TON of new information on Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness. Check out new character profiles, battle system info and more below.

PE Fancast #2 w/ Jon Turner – Star Fox Zero Delayed, Final Fantasy XV, Nintendo NX and more!


Jon Turner is back for another hard-hitting, amazing, cool PE FANCAST! We got 10 BIG topics that you aren’t going to want to miss!