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The Order 1886 Gets an Official Price cut from Sony

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While various dealers have discounted The Order 1886 to as low as $19.99 in the past few weeks. Sony has officially cut the MSRP of the Ready at Dawn shooter to $39.99. Amazon currently has the title for $29.99. This is the first major Sony published title on PS4 to not meet sales expectations for the company. Ready at Dawn is already hard at work on their next titles, which could include support the Nintendo NX. Via: PS4 Daily

Say Hello to the Nintendo PlayStation – Video

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User dizzle521 has uploaded the only know “Nintendo PlayStation” out in the wild. Check out the video below.

Source: dizzle521

Horizon Zero Dawn – E3 Trailer Breakdown with Guerrilla Games

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Words can not express how excited I am for Horizon Zero Dawn. This is like my wildest childhood dreams…. all wrapped together for me to play. The Flintstones, robots, dinosaurs, mechanical bows and a beautiful heroine all in ONE game. Anyways, check out the E3 2015 trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn with Guerrilla Games senior producer Mark Norris.

Source: SonyPlayStation

The Last Guardian Would have been Cancelled if it Weren’t for fan Support, says Yoshida

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SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, has stated that fans helped keep The Last Guardian alive.

“If everyone stopped asking about it, probably we would have [cancelled it],” Yoshida told Edge magazine.

“Tech issues aside, the game was still early in development, so we had to have a really strong desire to continue the project and rebuild on PS4. And of course we believed in the vision of Ueda-san, and Ueda-san and the core teams really wanted to see this realised, and so did I. Having so many people asking us about the game was great encouragement for us to continue the development,” he added.

The Last Guardian is set for a 2016 release on PS4.

Via: VGChartz

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Incredible full 16 Minute E3 2015 Demo

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“Our E3 press conference demo literally left Drake hanging, and with good cause. We wanted to give attendees of E3 a treat and show them if Sully and Drake ever caught up to Nathan’s brother, Sam, in time.”

Source: PlayStation Blog

PS4 Update 2.55 is now Available to Download

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PS4 users can now download system update 2.55. The update adds extra stability to the system.

Corey Marshall Returns to Voice Ryo for Shenmue III

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Corey Marshall, the original voice actor for Ryo in the Shenmue franchise, will return in Shenmue III. The PC and PlayStation 4 title has hit $3.8 million on Kickstarter with 16 days left. Via: Gematsu

It Looks like Nolan North Confirmed The Last of Us 2

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Popular voice actor Nolan North has basically confirmed The Last of Us 2 while speaking at the Metrocon 2015 panel. During the panel, North was quoted saying, “”I know they’re doing The Last of Us 2″, in response to a question about Naughty Dog’s current projects.

Source: VGChartz

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games Happy with PS4’s Performance, Assures 30fps with no Dips

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Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the best looking games, and biggest surprises at E3 2015. The game’s producer Mathijs de Jonge, has assured fans that the open world RPG will not dip below 30fps, and hold down the 1080p resolution. Via: Paradiger

Sony Secured Call of Duty DLC Exclusivity due to Destiny Partnership

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Sony will have exclusive DLC for Call of Duty Black Ops 3 this fall on PS3 and PS4. This deal actually went through due to the partnership Sony had with Activision with Destiny.

“Well, I think the first thing was we’ve had a great relationship with Activision around Destiny and I’m a huge fan of that,” said PlayStation VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, Adam Boyes.

Boyes had the opportunity to play Call of Duty: Black Ops III in person and he “fell in love” with the game instantly, and things went from there.

“As soon as I started playing it, I said, ‘This feels incredible! You can wallride!’ It’s just so smooth; it’s almost like poetic. And so obviously, we just continued talking with our partners at Activision and worked something out. And now we’ve got I think a great benefit to all the gamers,” he added.

Via: VGChartz, Source: GameSpot

Star Ocean 5 isn’t Coming to the West on PS3, Last-gen Market has “Diminished to Nothing”, says Square Enix

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Star Ocean 5 will be hitting the PS3 and PS4 in Japan this fall. However, the west will only get the PS4 version due to the diminishing business of last-gen consoles outside of Japan. Star Ocean 5 producer Shuichi Kobayashi explained this decision in a new interview with Destructoid.

“It’s simple. The PS3 still has a fairly large market in Japan, but in the West, particularly the United States, people have just moved on to PS4. The PS3 market has almost diminished to nothing.”

I have to agree with Kobayashi-san. PS3 console and game sales are almost non-existent in the US. The PS4 is still selling like crazy here. While in Japan, the PS3 still has new games and a dedicated base of users who primarily game on PS3. The PS4 has yet to take off in Japan. So this makes complete sense. What do you guys think?

Via: PlayStation LifeStyle

The Last Guardian Needs to sell Better than Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, says Sony

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Despite the critical success of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The games did not sell well. Sony says that The Last Guardian can’t follow the same commercial let downs of those games. Sony’s Jim Ryan commented on the matter below.

“My organisation [Sony] did not perform particularly well with either Ico or Shadow Of The Colossus. I have berated them [the team] for this, and said, ‘We have to do better with this game’”.

He added that big games like The Last Guardian have to be profitable, because “The sums are just too big, the amounts of money are just too great”.

Source: PS4 Daily , Metro

Awesome PSN Flash Sale Discounts tons of RPGs on PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

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You guys have to check out this PSN flash sale going on right now, especially if you like RPGs. Below you’ll find great deals on RPGs like Soul Sacrifice for $4.50, Tales of Hearts R for $14 and Sword Art Online Hallow Fragment for $14. The flash sale is live from today till Monday, June 29th.

E3 2015 Showcase | PS Vita

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Sony has put together a E3 2015 sizzle reel of upcoming games for the PS Vita. See all the action below.

Yu Suzuki Releases Statement Concerning Shenmue 3’s Funding

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There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Shenmue 3 KickStarter, and Sony’s involvement for funding. Shenmue franchise creator Yu Suzuki, has released a full statement regarding the funding and project.

Street Fighter 5: Gameplay & Breakdown – Maximilian Dood

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Maximilian Dood breaks down Nash in Street Fighter 5.

Sony Discusses What Went Wrong With Driveclub

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Sony has detailed what went wrong with Driveclub on PS4. Sony’s Yoshida discussed it below.

“We are very embarrassed,” said Yoshida, “and we are sorry for that.”

“It’s just the number of people the server couldn’t handle,” he said. “The stress-testing was not designed correctly. So it was the oversight. So the team had to go back to the drawing board in terms of server code. And they have been re-factoring and re-engineering server-side to be able to have more people play the game at the same time.”

Read the full story over at Kotaku.

God of War 3: Remastered (PS4) | E3 2015 Gameplay Footage

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Check out the E3 2015 showfloor demo for God of War 3 Remastered on PS4. Subscribe to PlayerEssence for more amazing E3 2015 content!

Horizon Zero Dawn – RPG System Mechanics Detailed

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a true open world RPG from Guerrilla Games on PS4. The title mixes a prehistoric setting, with futuristic robots and an awesome Bow for players to wield. Get the first details of this surprising RPG below. 

Sony has no Plans for Backwards Compatibility on PS4

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While Microsoft plans for the Xbox One to be backward compatible with select Xbox 360 games, Sony has stated they have no plans for backward compatibility with PS4. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida discussed the matter with Polygon:

“I don’t think we will change our approach. The PlayStation 4 doesn’t have backward compatibility.”

Backwards compatibility is hard,” he said. “I won’t say we’ll never do it, but it’s not an easy thing to do. If it’s easy, we would have done that.”

Via: Gematsu, Source: Polygon

Sony is Partnering with Yu Suzuki for Shenmue III’s Development

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Sony and Yu Suzuki will be partnering together to promote Shenmue III on PS4. SCE Third Party Productions boss Gio Corsi announced on the PlayStation official E3 live stream.

Uncharted 4 – E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer

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Sony finished off their E3 2015 press conference with a brand new gameplay trailer for Uncharted 4 on PS4.