Forget PlayStation Classic: Play Your Classic PlayStation Through HDMI

Forget PlayStation Classic: Play Your Classic PlayStation Through HDMI

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a PlayStation Classic, don’t worry. You’ll soon be able to easily play your classic PlayStation consoles through the same HDMI output as Sony’s upcoming mini console. Limited Run Games, perhaps best known for taking obscure but beloved games from the digital sphere and giving them bright and amazing retail packaging, teamed with Pound Technology to be the “exclusive preorder destination” for the new PS1/PS2 HDMI adapter. The PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles already output a digital, RGB signal, and before now, the best way to experience the games on their original hardware was through a convoluted, but satisfying, set-up using a device like the Framemeister or a broadcast-quality CRT display and a collection of SCART cables. Continue reading…
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The Witcher Dev Reveals New Art for Series’ 11th Anniversary

The Witcher Dev Reveals New Art for Series’ 11th Anniversary

Over the next eleven days, CD Projekt Red will be sharing eleven “little known” facts about The Witcher to commemorate the series’ eleventh anniversary. First up is previously unseen The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concept art featuring the sorceress Triss Merigold. According to CD Projekt Red on Twitter, the art seen below shows “The Witcher 3 Triss, influenced by her outfit from The Witcher 2.” Triss concept art for The Witcher 3As of March 2018, the acclaimed action RPG series has collectively sold over 33 million copies, according to CD Projekt. The series’ latest entry, The Witcher 3, was released in 2015 and went on to win our Game of the Year. IGN’s The Witcher 3 review said its “excellent combat and RPG gameplay … elevate Continue reading…
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NBA 2K Playground 2 Review

NBA 2K Playground 2 Review

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 does a solid job making 2v2 arcade basketball fun for the long haul. Expanding on its predecessor, this sequel – now under the NBA 2K umbrella – includes two new major modes that enhance both the solo and multiplayer experiences. While the core gameplay feels very similar to NBA Playgrounds, that’s mostly a good thing. Playgrounds 2 still lacks the depth of the defunct NBA Street series and the pure chaos of the also-dormant NBA Jam, but it has found its footing as a unique take on arcade basketball in its own right. On the single-player side of the equation, Playgrounds 2 features a season mode, which replaces the six tournaments seen in the original. This isn’t a full-fledged 82-game haul, however. Instead, each season consists of 14 regular season games and a best-of-three playoff format for the top eight teams from each conference. The truncated schedule works well here. You can finish an entire season in under a couple hours with the default game length of three minutes. It’s a refreshing change of pace from the long slog of sports sim seasons. It also gives you the option to play the season cooperatively with a friend via couch co-op or online. Of note, season mode has four difficulty levels, and the AI feels smarter in the sequel, especially when ratcheting up the difficulty. Continue reading…
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Kingdom Hearts 3 Sora, Maleficent Toys Revealed

Kingdom Hearts 3 Sora, Maleficent Toys Revealed

Diamonad Select Toys is continuing its line of Kingdom Hearts toys with a brand new set of Kingdom Hearts 3 action figures. IGN can exclusively debut a first look at Sora with the Starseeker keyblade, as well as Maleficent with Diablo from Diamond Select. Sora and Maleficent will come together in a 2-pack, as well Goofy with his shield and Donald with his staff (these figures have previously been seen as part of the Kingdom Hearts 2 line of Diamond Select KH figures). Each 2-pack will cost $24.99 and they’re expected for shipping in Spring 2019. The images above represent prototypes, so no packaging shots are currently available. Continue reading…
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Annabelle 3 Brings Back The Conjuring's Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga

Annabelle 3 Brings Back The Conjuring's Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are returning to The Conjuring universe in a third Annabelle film, reprising their roles from the original The Conjuring. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Wilson and Farmiga are coming back as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film will reportedly center on the possessed doll Annabelle, whom the Warrens have locked in their artifacts room, where they believe she will no longer be able to do harm. Annabelle, however, quickly targets their 10-year-old daughter Judy, who will be portrayed by Mckenna Grace. Continue reading…
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Why Is Superman's Costume Changing in the Arrowverse Crossover?

Why Is Superman's Costume Changing in the Arrowverse Crossover?

With the various Arrowverse shows finally returning to the air, we’re starting to get a better idea of what to expect from this fall’s “Elseworlds” crossover. Actor Stephen Amell tweeted an unusual photo featuring co-star Tyler Hoechlin wearing a new version of the Superman costume, one that trades the traditional red and blue color scheme for black and silver. This isn’t the first time the Man of Steel has worn a black costume, but it’s usually a pretty big deal when he does. We have a few theories as to what this costume change could mean for the crossover, so scroll down to find out more. Continue reading…
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PlayStation Network Currently Experiencing Issues

PlayStation Network Currently Experiencing Issues

The PlayStation Network across all platforms is experiencing issues across all types of services, according to the official PSN status page. The PSN service status website lists that all services associated with the PSN are currently experiencing issues, including account management, online gaming, social aspects, PS Now, and the PlayStation Store. Continue reading…
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Discord Launches Game Store Beta Worldwide and Nitro Subscription Service

Discord Launches Game Store Beta Worldwide and Nitro Subscription Service

Discord has officially announced is is launching its game store beta worldwide, bringing both well-known games and First on Discord titles that are launching exclusively on the service for PC. A beta for the Discord game store was previously launched exclusively in Canada, though it is now going global. Its Nitro subscription service is also receiving a library of over 60 games that can be played for $10 a month, launching with games from Playdead, Double Fine Productions, and Deep Silver. “Discord’s always been about bringing people together around games. Now, we’re bringing games to people with our curated game store and Nitro game subscription service,” said Jason Citron, CEO and co-founder of Discord. “We are really excited to help amazing developers get their games out to the market and help players find great new content.” Continue reading…
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