There is still a lot we don’t know about The Taken King, the latest Destiny DLC. Coming in at $40, many have questioned the higher price tag when typical DLC prices range between $15-$30. Since its reveal, Bungie has insisted that The Taken King is different than traditional DLC, even their own past two DLCs, which includes The Dark Below and the very well-received House of Wolves. While still not giving away everything there is to know about The Taken King, Bungie has just revealed a ton of new information which will surely please Destiny fans.
At E3, we were all spoiled by the Uncharted 4 vehicle chase gameplay which was a near 7-minute sequence that not only showcased the power of the PS4, but the wizardry of Naughty Dog. On the show floor, Naughty Dog also demoed an extended gameplay which continued where the 7-minute stage sequence ended.
Those who were lucky enough to see it have unanimously agreed that what takes place after is even crazier and more ambitious, and now Naughty Dog will be releasing the extended look for all of our viewing pleasure. Thing is, Josh Scherr thinks you might be best served by not watching it.
Prior to E3, everybody had an inkling that Guerrilla Games, the devs behind Killzone, were working on a new IP for PlayStation. Beyond that, little was known about the game, including the genre, seeing how until now, GG was best known for their FPS titles. Since that time, we’ve come to know their new game as Horizon: Zero Dawn. Set in an open world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, Horizon: Zero Dawn features a female lead that’s not all that unfamiliar to PlayStation fans who may have played Enslaved.
After the jump, check out the gorgeous trailer, which shows off the power of the PS4 and the beautiful world Guerrilla Games has created.
In Destiny land, there’s been some brouhaha about the upcoming mega DLC, The Taken King. As a quick recap, Bungie will release Destiny: The Taken King on September 15th for $39.99. While a bit steep for DLC, this isn’t any normal DLC.
With The Taken King, Bungie is offering new subclasses, stories, strikes, and raids along side new weapons and armor. For most hardcore fans, the DLC price in fact isn’t an issue as the onslaught of new content is a welcomed thing. The sticking point instead is the inclusion of three emotes that will be available exclusively in the collector’s edition which includes the game and previous two DLC and in turn, means you’re repurchasing content you already own.
Fear now however as Bungie isn’t forgetting those who’ve been on Destiny from day one.
While this likely doesn’t affect a great many people out there, Sony has decided to drop support for the Dualshock 3 controller on the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet, their two new flagship devices. Previously, you could use the PS3 controller to play mobile games but that no longer seems to be the case. Curiously, older Xperia Z devices still provide support for the Dualshock 3 though it could be only a matter of time before Sony removes support on them as well.
However, all is not lost for your gaming habits. Those details after the jump.
In early June, we got word of two new PS4 models, which included a 1TB model, thanks to the FCC. While we assumed E3 would be where Sony would unveil the new models, their official release was held back till this week. This move was likely done in order to stay on message during the week and focus on the amazing array of titles that would be coming to PS4.
However, it’s not all roses with the new 1TB PS4. Those details after the jump.
We’ve already talked fairly extensively about PlayStation Vue, the internet based cable service from PlayStation. Just recently, Sony announced the availability of Vue in LA and SF, bringing the tally of conquered cities to 5. Rollout while slow is expected to ramp up to more cities by years end. Things are presumably slow because Sony included local channels and therefor must negotiate locally within each city.
Along side the expanded cities, Sony also revealed the ability to subscribe directly to specific channels without the requirement of a package and discount for PlayStation Plus members. Those details after the jump.
When writing an article, sometimes the headline is the worst part to figure. In this case, I wasn’t sure if I should lead with PlayStation Vue coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco, or the above. Alas, for better or worse, here we are. As the title suggests, Sony is expanding the reach of PlayStation Vue, their internet TV service, by nearly doubling its reach and adding to more major cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
More details after the jump.
I’m not even sure what to write here because surely anything I say will not due justice to the amount of work and visual wonder that’s on display. Shown at the end of the Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, the Uncharted 4 vehicle chase gameplay is a near 7 minute sequence that not only showcases the power of the PS4, but the wizardry of Naughty Dog.
After the jump, I hope you take the time to click the HD button on the trailer and watch it through. Once you’re done and you’ve picked up your jaw from the floor, rewatch the video again and look for the small details like bullets ripping through sandbags which causes the bags to slowly spill out sand or the small interactions of Drake & Sully as he
drives through destroys the city.
Starting today, you can download the PS4 Media Player from the PlayStation Store. Announced prior to Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, the new player allows you to play media from your home server (DLNA) and USB thumb drive/hard drive. According to Sony:
Your home server will appear as a media option in the player automatically and finding your media is simple and quick.
The new media player allows you to play back and view photos, movies, and music. Speaking of the latter, you can even enjoy that music while playing other games. After the jump, all the details on PS4 Media Player like supported video/audio formats and more.