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Street Fighter 5 Second Beta Begins on October 22nd

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The second global beta for Street Fighter 5 will start on October 22nd and run through the 25th. It will feature cross-platform play between PC and PS4 users. Get the full rundown from Capcom Unity below. 

PS4 Gets Price Cut in the US and Canada


Sony has officially reduced the price of the PS4 in United States $349.99. The system will go to $429.99 in Canada. This will all take place on October 9th, that’s tomorrow for those who don’t know. No word on when Europe is getting a price cut. 

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – 1 Hour of Gameplay at (1080p/60fps)

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Check out 60 minutes of gameplay from Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4. The game is out now. 

Target Could be Offering the PS4 at $349.99 Soon


There has been a lot of rumors flying around that Sony will cut the price of the PS4 to $349.99 this holiday to drive sales. Target seems to the first retailer to let it slip of this impending price cut, however, the price has went back up to $399.99. They might have let the news come out to early and corrected it. You can clearly see it says “the best place to play now $349.99” and “$50 price drop on the PS4”. Via: PS4Daily

PS3 Discontinued in New Zealand

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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

Street Fighter V – New Character Laura Leaked

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Famitsu accidentally leaked a new fighter for Street Fighter V. Here name is Laura and she looks amazing! I love her outfit and appearance. Check out a whole batch of screenshots below.

Via: Gematsu

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

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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.

Street Fighter 5 – Zangief Reveal Trailer


Sony and Capcom have revealed that Zangief is back for Street Fighter V! Get new details and footage past the break.

UNTIL YAWN – The Rageaholic Review

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The Rageaholic is back with another awesome Razorfist style review of Until Dawn on PS4. Check out all the action below, it’s quite awesome.

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.

PS4 System Software Update 3.0 – Everything You Need to Know


The next big update for PS4 will launch on September 30th. Get everything you need to know from update 3.0 below.

Compared to The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection is “on Another Level”, says Digital Foundry


Uncharted: The Nathan Drake has been analyzed by Digital Foundry. Check out some 1080p 60fps footage of the game and their overall impressions below. Full article here!

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Doesn’t Think This is the Last “Real” Console Generation

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Everyone’s favorite barely right analyst, Michael Pachter, once again said this would be the last console generation as we know it. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida responded to these claims at EGX 2015.

“Michael is fun to listen to, right? (laughs)

We look at all of these analyst reports, and every year, from the same company, the forecast changes hugely, because of the things that happen in the year before. They change their prediction dramatically.

I don’t, you know, mind hearing something like that, because it’s so interesting… Consoles were announced dead for the longest time. Even at the time when PlayStation One was being worked on, some analyst said that PC games would dominate in the future and there would be no place for home consoles.

Every time these things are proven wrong, and as long as we have passionate people wanting to continue to play on game consoles, we will try hard to continue, and even make it bigger for the future.”

More details on what Michael said and more of what Yoshida said can be found on DualShockers.

Sony Admits PS Vita 2 Probably Isn’t Happening, the Climate “not Healthy”


While Sony designed a powerful handheld with great features and a handful of good games, the PS Vita has failed to sell enough software or hardware for Sony to continue supporting it. Hence why games like Teraway and Gravity Rush have moved to PS4. When questioned about a successor to the PS Vita at EGX 2015, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, didn’t seem to confident that will happen.

“That’s a tough question, he replied when asked about a PlayStation Vita 2. “People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones,” Yoshida said. “And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start.

“I myself am a huge fan of PlayStation Vita and we worked really hard on designing every aspect. Touch-based games are fun – there are many games with really good design. But having sticks and buttons make things totally different.

“So I hope, like many of you, that this culture of playing portable games continues but the climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming.”

Source: Eurogamer

SCE Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida Praises Wii U, Says it’s his Favorite non-Sony Console


Sony Computer Entertainment President Shuhei Yoshida, has always said good things about Nintendo and the Wii U. But during a session at EGX 2015, Yoshida actually said the Wii U is his favorite non-Sony console. He said that he likes Super Mario 3D World and praised the console itself. Yoshida says he likes to play the Wii U with his daughters. Via: Nintendo Everything

On a side note. My favorite non-Sony console is the 3DS! My favorite non-Nintendo console this gen is the Xbox One.

Call of Duty Black Ops III Limited Edition PS4 Bundle Announced


Sony has just announced a Call of Duty: Black Ops III limited edition PS4 bundle coming to Europe and North America alongside the game on November 6th. The bundle will set you back $449.99 / $549.99 CAD. The features a one-terabyte PS4, the game, and NUK3TOWN multiplayer map. There are also a number of cosmetic touches made to the system. Source: Gematsu

Street Fighter V PC System Specs Revealed

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Capcom has revealed the minimum and recommended specifications for the PC versions of Street Fighter V. The good news is you don’t need a super powerful rig to run the game.

Gravity Rush 2 – Story and Characters Detailed


Get the lowdown on the characters and story of Gravity Rush 2 on PS4.

Gravity Rush Remastered – 11 Minutes of Gameplay Footage from TGS 2015


You guys have to see this gameplay footage from Gravity Rush Remastered on PS4. The open world and retouched graphics are amazing. Get 11 minutes of footage below.

Bloodborne The Old Hunters – TGS 2015 PS4 Gameplay Footage


Check out some brand new gameplay footage from Bloodborne The Old Hunters on PS4. It shows off a new circular saw/mace weapon.