What a Subscription Gets You in Final Fantasy XIV on PlayStation 4

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4w ago - Square Enix Community Project Manager Hergen Thaens outlined what a subscription gets PS4 fans in Final Fantasy XIV on PlayStation 4 today.

All of the details are below, to quote: Today's Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn post is especially interesting for those of you that have never played a subscription MMO before, as well as those of you who wonder if a monthly subscription is really for you.

When you buy a single-player game, the expectation is usually the same. Buy the game for the full price, and some DLC will follow. Final Fantasy XIV is fundamentally different, as it's an MMO that will run for years.

With Final Fantasy XIV, your subscription fee will guarantee you regular content updates throughout the lifetime of the game. The first update hit last December with Patch 2.1: A Realm Awoken, and we've just launched the feature site for Patch 2.2: Through the Maelstrom.

Just a few features (not even all) that will have been added to the original game with 2.1 and 2.2 updates:

• New Main Scenario Quests, continuing your story
• Two new raids
• Housing
• New Dungeons
• New Dungeon Hard Modes
• New primals to fight: Leviathan and Good King Moggle-Mog...
 

Blacklight: Retribution on PlayStation 4 Gets New Mode, PS4 Maps

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7w ago - Zombie Studios Producer Kael Hammond announced today that Blacklight: Retribution on PlayStation 4 is getting a new mode and PS4 maps today!

To quote: Zombie has been getting a lot of questions about when the next patch hits for the Blacklight: Retribution PS4 beta, and what will be in it. We're happy to announce that the first content patch for Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 will go live today, Thursday February 27th.

This patch includes too many things to list here, so we'll stick to the really, really good stuff - the first of which is the introduction of our cooperative game mode: Onslaught!

Onslaught Game Mode

Onslaught pits four Blacklight Agents against an endless horde of infected. Players will have to strategize and cooperate when building their loadouts in order to complete the challenges of Onslaught as a team.

Each wave and enemy type will force you to adapt as the threat changes. If you bank too heavily on fortifying one area, you might find yourself overrun.

But if you remain too light and mobile, you may not have the heavy firepower you need to punch through what comes next. Rely on your wits and gear to see you through it. Those who find a way to succeed will be rewarded for their efforts!

New Multiplayer...
 

Mastering Knack's Unlockable Gadgets on PlayStation 4 / PS4

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20w ago - Sony Game Director Mark Cerny shared details today on mastering Knack's unlockable gadgets on PlayStation 4 / PS4.

Below are the details, to quote: PS4 released in North America on November 15th, and it was wonderful to see the response! We sold over a million units in the first day, which set a record for any console in the PlayStation family.

Knack released alongside PS4, which was also very nice and a culmination of a lot of hard work! We're excited to have the game out in the wild, so to speak. Now that it's out there, we wanted to take a little time to explain how having friends on PlayStation Network can enhance the game by boosting the number of gadgets you can collect.

There are over sixty secret rooms in Knack, and contained within these rooms are treasure chests - when Knack opens a chest, a random item pops out. Most of these items are parts of gadgets that will help Knack in his quest.

There are eight gadgets in all, and they vary greatly in their difficulty to construct. Simpler gadgets are made of three parts, and the tougher gadgets are made of up to seven parts.

However, you have help! If any of your friends have found this same secret room, you can see the item that they found there. If you'd prefer the item that a friend found - perhaps it's...
 

Sony Announces Canada Gets Azure Blue PS3, NHL14 Bundle for $249

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25w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Canada Marketing Manager Andrew Ho announced today that Canada is getting an Azure Blue PS3 and NHL14 Bundle for $249.

Below are the details, to quote: What do Canadians love more than maple syrup and poutine? Hockey, obviously. This is why Sony Computer Entertainment Canada is hoping to capture the hearts of passionate Canadian hockey fans and gamers with a new hardware bundle just for the Canadian market!

Get ready for an exclusive bundle which includes an "Azurite" blue PS3 console with a 250GB hard drive, a matching blue DualShock 3 controller, and a copy of EA Sports' NHL14, all for just $249.99.

This Canadian bundle is available exclusively at EB Games retail and online stores starting this week, and available at most major electronics retailers starting mid-November. What are you waiting for Canadians? Grab your toques and head out and grab one, eh.
 

Sony Announces Music Unlimited Gets Amplified on PlayStation 4

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35w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Director of Music Services Anu Kirk announced today that Music Unlimited is getting amplified on the upcoming PS4 / PlayStation 4 console.

To quote: During E3, we mentioned that the Music Unlimited service would be available for PlayStation 4 at launch and today during Gamescom we revealed some great features we think you'll love.

The new Music Unlimited streaming service features a completely redesigned user interface that was specifically enhanced for PS4. It is faster, simple to use, and enables gamers to easily discover new artists and songs from the Music Unlimited global library of over 22 million songs.

Additionally, we added new features that many PlayStation gamers have requested. You will now be able to listen to music in the background while playing games and access Music Unlimited controls on the fly without completely exiting game play or other apps.

Simply press and hold the "PS" button on the DUALSHOCK 4 to access a pop up menu that will enable you to quickly pause or skip tracks, and adjust the volume.

Look for the Music Unlimited app when PS4 launches on November 15. Meanwhile, if you aren't a subscriber, don't miss the special Premium annual subscription offer available today for PlayStation Plus members and others....
 

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