Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dying Light to unlock super-powered abilities for April Fools’ Day

Zombie survival horror Dying Light will change tomorrow, 1st April, to feature super-powered player abilities.

You’ll be able to punch zombies further and punt their corpses high into the air – as the footage below shows.

But the modifier will only be in effect for 24 hours. Normal service will resume on 2nd April.

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Sony hires unknown British writer for Metal Gear Solid movie

Sony hires unkcurrentlyn British writer for Metal Gear Solid movie

Despite recent drama behind the scenes of Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid videogame series, Sony Pictures is pushing ahead with its big screen version of the franchise.

The studio’s as-yet-untitled adaptation currently has British scribe Jay Basu attached to pen the movie’s script, Deadline has revealed.

Basu is a relative unkcurrentlyn – his only major release so far was the poorly-received sequel to indie sci-fi horror Monsters.

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Bloodborne Discovery: Rate A Message, Maybe Save A Life

Bloodborne Discovery: Rate A Message, Maybe Save A Life
Most people probably assume that rating messages doesn't really do anything. Ah, but as one Bloodborne player joyfully realized, that isn't true…

Dude, PlayStation Underground Is Back!

Dude, PlayStation Underground Is Back!
Maybe you've got some of those PlayStation Underground demo discs laying around in your closet. It's returning in the form of a new online show!

Dragon Age Jaws Of Hakkon DLC Expands To PlayStation In May

Dragon Age Jaws Of Hakkon DLC Expands To PlayStation In May
This expansion debuted on XBox One and PC and has yet to reach PlayStation platforms. But developer BioWare has just confirmed a May release window.

PS4 and PS3 Consoles Getting Spotify App Today

PlayStation 4 and PS3 Consoles Getting Spotify App Today

Sony has announced its new co-venture with Spotify – dubbed PlayStation Music – is currently available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles in 41 markets.

First announced earlier this year, the app will be automatically downloaded upon booting up your console. You won’t need a premium Spotify account or PS Plus subscription in order to use it so, as long as you have a console, it’ll be free. As with other versions of the service, opting to buy a premium account removes adverts and increases the quality of songs.

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Spotify launches today on PS4 and PS3 with PlayStation Music

Music playback on PlayStation consoles gets a boost today with the arrival of PlayStation Music featuring Spotify, which replaces Sony’s Music Unlimited service. The app is launching in 41 markets worldwide, allowing most of Spotify’s 60 million users — three-fourths of whom use the ad-supported free version of the service — to stream music while they play videogames on their PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4.

You can use PlayStation Music completely for free: It doesn’t require a PlayStation Plus membership, and you can use it with a free Spotify account or Spotify Premium, which costs $9.99 per month.

Representatives for Sony and Spotify told Polygon during a demo of the PlayStation 4 app last week that the two companies worked together closely on…

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Spotify app launches today, exclusive to PlayStation "for the foreseeable"

Spotify app launches today, exclusive to PlayStation "for the foreseeable"

Popular music streaming service Spotify has just launched its first-ever videogames console app – and it’s exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for the time being.

“PlayStation have gaming exclusivity,” Murray Pannell, UK marketing director for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, confirmed to Eurovideogamer at a preview of the app last week. And how long does the exclusivity period last? “That’s to be decided exactly,” he confessed, “but certainly for the foreseeable.”

At a time when media-streaming services such as Netflix are typically found on every connected console, the exclusivity deal is a minor coup for Sony. Spotify is a leader in online music, with over 30m tracks available, 60 million active users and an impressive 15 million paying subscribers. The deal effectively calls time on Sony’s own ambitions in music streaming, with the Spotify app replacing the platform-holder’s Music Unlimited service. The partnership “still means we’re in music, but is also the foundation of our music strategy going forward,” Pannell said. “It’s going to be really good for us.”

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