The PlayStation Mobile Store is to compatible Android devices, what the PlayStation Store is to official PlayStation devices. Conceived a few years ago, the PlayStation Mobile store allows for the purchase of smaller mobile games that run on PlayStation Certified devices like Sony’s Xperia line of smartphones, tablets, and even the PlayStation Vita. When initially launched, Sony even planed to bring the store and its content to iOS though those plans seem abandoned at this point.
Now, Sony is expanding the store to 9 new countries which can be found after the jump.
Sony Computer Entertainment President, Andrew House recently sat down to talk about PlayStation and the future of the console. While the PlayStation 4 has been off to a stellar start, House knows that a consoles final results are all about “a marathon” and “not a sprint.” To help drive his point, we need simply need to look at the PS3 which sold out during launch, only to struggle in the years to come with high prices and confused 3rd party developers who struggled to master the consoles powers unlike Sony’s internal studios. Fast forward 7 years and the PS3 is now ahead of the Xbox 360 which has enjoyed a lower price point throughout its lifespan and been on the market for an additional year. House believes that the PS4 will be no different and new IP will be one of the key factors that will once again separate PlayStation from Xbox.
Strength of the Sword 3 is a recently-released PlayStation 3 exclusive sword fighting game from the two-man studio Ivent Games. If you are anything like me, you might be curious as to how you missed the release of Strength of the Sword 1 and Strength of the Sword 2. The reason you haven’t heard of the first two games is quite simple; they do not exist. The creators have jokingly said that they do not believe in creating sequels to their games, so they have jumped to the conclusion of the trilogy right away. The humor of the developer is apparent throughout this very challenging game. Keep reading to see what I thought about the marriage of challenge and humor in my complete review.
The PlayStation 3 started its life with a bang and things quickly fell apart with low availability and a high price tag compared to the Xbox 360. Fast forward 7 years later and despite being out one year less than the 360 and continuing to garner a higher price tag, the PS3 is now well ahead of its competitor in sales. In fact, the PS3 has currently sold 81.08 million units while the 360 has sold 79.79 million units. Now SCE President Andrew House has spoken on the matter and believes that the PS4 will outsell its predecessor. His reasonings, after the jump.
Guerrilla Games has released Killzone: Shadow Fall v1.06 for your downloading pleasure. The relatively small patch comes in at just 86mb and should be an easy affair to download and install. The new update is designed to address game stability though we expect a full changelog will be released in the near future, detailing all the changes.
For those not fully tuned in, over the last week, there have been some drastic changes to the copyright policies on YouTube that has caused a rift between developers and gamers. Most of this fiasco started with Nintendo claiming copyright on gameplay video uploaded by YouTubers. Thanks to Google’s weak stance on this, this abused system automatically results on all ads being yanked from the video, which many rely on as a form of income, or a complete takedown of the video. The only chance the YouTuber has is to get a formal permission from the company and submit that to YouTube which is a daunting task on its own.
To make matters worse, developers like Blizzard and Capcom who have no trouble with gamers uploading their gameplay (which in reality helps promote their content for free) saw videos being claimed on their behalf, thanks to Google’s overzealous copyright filters built in. Even videos from famous game commentator Jim Sterling are being taken down because his use of game trailers.
Now, Naughty Dog, the developers behind Uncharted and The Last of Us have spoken up about the YouTube kerfuffle and their answer might not be what fans wanted to hear.
Guerrilla Games, the developer behind the Killzone series, has posted an extensive amount of changes that will be trickling into Killzone: Shadow Fall, the latest installment on the PS4. Unlike your normal run-of-the-mill changes, the changes that will be coming are large in scope like a clan system, new ranking mechanisms, and in-game voice chat. After the jump, the full list of changes await you.