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Sony reveals their PAX West Lineup


PS4:

  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • PlayLink: Hidden Agenda
  • PlayLink: That’s You!
  • PlayLink: Knowledge is Power
  • PlayLink: Frantics
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Knack 2
  • Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
  • Swords of Ditto
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Tooth and Tail
  • Burly Men at Sea
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Samurai Shodown V Special
  • Omen of Sorrow
  • Windjammers
  • Hob
  • Battle Chasers

PS VR:

  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • The Inpatient
  • Bravo Team
  • Kaiju Driving Range
  • Moss
  • Star Child
  • League of War: VR Arena
  • Sparc

Sony's Paris Games Week Press Conference Scheduled


After not making an appearance last year, Sony has announced that they will be holding a press conference at this year's Paris Games Week on October 30th at 9:00 AM P.T. 

What are some announcements that you are hoping to see?

Sony to acquire Funimation

Not directly Playstation related, but close enough


Here is the press release:

Culver City, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd., ("Funimation"), subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the company at approximately $150 million. Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO.

With a catalog that includes popular titles such as "Dragon Ball Z", "Cowboy Bebop", "One Piece", "My Hero Academia" and "Attack on Titan", Funimation licenses and distributes Japanese anime content in the U.S., and operates the subscription streaming service FunimationNOW, available via the PlayStation Store, iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, Xbox Store and mobile devices. Additionally, the company sells merchandise and DVDs through its website, Funimation.com.


Lgndary Thoughts - Sony needs to drop disc support for the PS5


In 2009, Sony released the PSP Go, their first ever digital only system. The concept itself was really great, but the execution was awful. Many developers would not realize their titles digitally, meaning PSP Go owners simply lost out on the ability to play them. But even with the Go’s failure, many gamers have been wanting Sony to make a digital only PS4. But is something like that really viable? Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

The only real problem with the PSP Go was that it didn't have access to every game released for the PSP. This is something that Sony solved with the release of the PS Vita in 2012. That is when Sony required that every developer release their games digitally. This would ensure that players that only wanted to purchase games digitally could do so without limiting themselves. The same can be said of the PS4, where Sony has also made sure that developers release all of their games digitally. 

But Playstation fans are now of the opinion that Sony’s next system should drop physical discs completely, and be 100% digital. It isn't a horrible idea, but we are nowhere near that possibility. For many fans, their internet is perfectly capable of downloading tremendous games in a timely manner. But the vast majority of people don't have that luxury. To make a digital only system would be to alienate a huge portion of gamers around the world. 

But I do believe that something needs to change. Discs are becoming more and more useless, but they still serve to deliver games physically for those that don't have internet. But instead of discs, I think Sony should consider a different way of accomplishing that. Something like a USB stick, or a cartridge could hold several benefits.

Now, you do not have to tell me all the reasons why this would never work. I completely understand the challenges that come with anything other than discs. But that doesn't mean it is impossible. Yes, cartridges are more expensive to make. But if Sony were to invest in a solution that is both more efficient and cheaper than discs, it could be a great change for every kind of gamer.

What do you think? Should Sony try to develop a new kind of physical media that eliminates the need for a disc drive, without removing the ability to obtain games physically? Or should they just ride out discs until everyone has good enough internet to go digital only? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

2018 Playstation titles shown at E3 to release within the next 12 months


Many fans were disappointed with the release windows of all of Sony's E3 titles this year. The wait, however, might not be as long as some had feared. Yes, all of Sony's big E3 titles will be launching next year, but Shawn Layden has clarified that they will release in the first half of 2018. 

Here is what he had to say when asked in a recent interview:

And the stuff coming in 2018, all of that is coming in the first half of the year, so. Is it in the next 12 to 13 months? Most likely. So.

Sony defends decision to not support cross play with Rocket League and Minecraft


As you know, Minecraft and Rocket League will be able to play with each other regardless of what system they are played on... except if that system is Playstation. 

Well, Sony has now defended the decision to not participate with Microsoft and Nintendo. Here is what Jim Ryan had to say when asked:

We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base. Minecraft - the demographic playing that, you know as well as I do, it's all ages but it's also very young. We have a contract with the people who go online with us, that we look after them and they are within the PlayStation curated universe. Exposing what in many cases are children to external influences we have no ability to manage or look after, it's something we have to think about very carefully.

With all due respect to Ryan, that answer was nothing buy BS. It is absurd that Playstation users won't be able to play with Nintendo and Xbox players, and this reasoning is nonsense. 

Sony E3 2017 Press Conference - Quick Impressions


For starters, I was planning on making a "everything revealed at Sony's press conference post", but I decided against it due to the nature of their showcase. Instead, I thought to just write up a short post about my general feelings regarding their show, and also provide a place for anyone else to share their thoughts. 

That. Was. Not good. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't awful. But Sony's E3 press conference certainly did not impress. To be honest, it wasn't even a real press conference due to the fact that they showed nothing but trailers. They had no live demos, no commentary, no talking points, and no reason to have a stage. It made for a pretty boring show. 

Moving on to the actual content. That also did not impress. Nothing outside of their VR section was a brand new game. Yes, games like God of War, Detroit, and others look to be excellent games. But it is hard to get hyped up about these games considering we have seen them already. 

The only huge thing that I believe was crazy awesome is the Shadow of the Colossus remaster. Long time followers of the site know how special that game is to me, and seeing it with those new visuals was incredible. It may be my single favorite moment of E3, and the only game that surprised people at Sony's conference. 

What did you think of Sony's conference? Good, bad, awful? Let me know in the comments below!

Sony E3 2017 Press Conference Livestream

Every bit of new will be posted to the site after the conference!


Sony files several new trademarks


Sony has filed several new trademarks just ahead of their E3 2017 press conference, which is scheduled for later tonight at 9 ET. The most interesting of them, at least to me, is a new Shadow of the Colossus trademark. Here is a list of the others:

  • Frantics
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Bravo Team
  • The Inpatient

Any guesses as to what these could be?

Expect a reveal before the official start of Sony's press conference