Sony Goes Hands-on with Evolve on PS4: Meet the Hunters

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10w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Evolve on PS4 introducing PlayStation 4 fans to the hunters below.

To quote: Four hunters push through the thick of the jungle, muttering warnings and checking their Sound Spikes for activity. The beast has been feeding, and the burst cocoon littering the dark jungle floor betrays the monster's recent evolution.

As the hunters trace the monster's footprints, it watches them from above, snarling and seething and ready to strike. High tension moments like these are often relegated to cutscenes in video games. But in Evolve, it's all just part of the game.

Developed by the team at Turtle Rock Studios (Left 4 Dead), Evolve is scheduled to launch later this year on PS4. The developers brought an early test build of Evolve to San Francisco to show off their latest creation. Much more than just a multiplayer shooter, Evolve's high-tension, asymmetrical design promises an experience quite unlike anything that's come before it.

Evolve is founded on the fun and thrill of the boss battle. In most games, boss battles are visually enthralling moments where players study patterns and exploit them to survive. But in Evolve, that dynamic has shifted. Four players work cooperatively as hunters to take down a fifth player...
 

Video: Meet the Cast of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag on PS3 / PS4

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29w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani shared a video today introducing the cast of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag which is coming to both PS3 and PS4 platforms.

To quote: We're introducing a full crew of rowdy yet realistic buccaneers, privateers and straight-up pirates in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, so we figured you would benefit from a little face-time with the roughest of them.

And who better to cry them out for you than Captain Edward Kenway himself, played by the talented Matt Ryan.

Widely renowned for his incredible charisma and mercurial temper, Captain Edward Kenway is joined by his Quartermaster and closest ally Adewale (played by Tristan D. Lalla.

The pair will quickly find themselves thrown in with the likes of the wiley and terrifying Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch, the gentlemanly yet morally grey Benjamin Hornigold and the downright jolly Stede Bonnet.




Meanwhile, the dauntless privateer Woodes Rogers seeks to eliminate the encroaching pirate threat festering in Nassau. But first, he'll have to contend with the wicked and merciless cut-throat Charles Vane (played by Ralph...
 

Video: Meet the Hatters and Eels in Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

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36w ago - Bethesda Softworks Global Community Lead Matt Grandstaff invites fans to meet the Hatters and Eels in Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches today with a fresh video trailer below.

To quote: This week on PSN, the story of Daud - the legendary assassin behind the death of Dunwall's beloved Empress, Jessamine Kaldwin - concludes in Dishonored's final add-on: The Brigmore Witches.

Having been betrayed by your top lieutenant, Billie Lurk, in The Knife of Dunwall, you'll need to rely on two rival gangs - the Dead Eels and the Hatters - in order to make your way to Brigmore Mansion to confront The Brigmore Witches' main antagonist, Delilah.

To set the stage, we're giving you a first look at two in-game journals providing background on the rift between the Dead Eels and The Hatters. The groups are led by Lizzy Stride and Mortimer Hat (aka Geezer), respectively.

Excerpt from a City Watch River Patrol Report

William Cotter, captain of the merchant vessel, The Windover, reports that on the 23rd day of the Month of Nets his vessel was waylaid by the Dead Eels, a gang of notorious criminals known for acts of river piracy, wanton destruction, and smuggling. Prior to the blockade, the Windover was bound for Dunwall bearing medicinal supplies, food, and material goods from...
 

Video: Meet Mark Cerny: PS4 System Architect and Knack Creator

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42w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton posted up a video today introducing PlayStation 4 fans to Mark Cerny, a PS4 System Architect, Knack creator and one of the busiest men in gaming!

He also discussed the "Road to the PS4" live at Gamelab 2013 with a video HERE for those interested.

To quote: For most mortals, designing a brand new cutting edge gaming system from the ground up would be a full time job, and then some.

However, for none-more-diligent PS4 system architect Mark Cerny, that wasn't quite enough responsibility, so he set about crafting a launch title for the new platform at the same time.

Said title, Knack, is a lovely counterpoint to the bulging biceps of Killzone: Shadow Fall and the steely realism of #DRIVECLUB.

Harking back to classic action platformers of yore, such as Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter and so on, it's a bold, bright and hugely enjoyable romp that injects the PS4 launch line-up with a pleasing splash of color.

The day after the physical form of PS4 was finally unveiled at E3, I sat down with the hardest working man in the business to find out more about his twin endeavors.

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Video: The Last of Us: Meet the Infected on PlayStation 3

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50w ago - Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with a fresh video today showcasing The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 which introduces the infected below.

To quote: I'm ready for The Last of Us. This morally grey gem from the brilliant minds at Naughty Dog combines exploration, scavenging, and brutal hide-and-seek combat against hordes of deadly Infected that prowl the remains of a ravaged United States. June 14th can't come soon enough!

Not long ago, we asked The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley to give us an intimate tour of the game's sights and sounds.

Among many other topics, our new interview details the disturbing origins of the game's Infected, an idea which sprouted from nature documentaries.





Our discussion also plunges deeper into the turbulent but vital relationship between Joel and Ellie, as unlikely a pair of game protagonists as you're likely to find.

Please watch, and then leave your thoughts in the comments below!
 







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