PS4

Ok, I’ll say it… I’m actually kinda excited for Call of Duty WWII. If you missed the trailer, you can view it here.

I know, I know… a lot of players feel like the last few COD games jumped the shark with the addition of jet packs and space combat and the move away from clan based warfare and grouping. Battlefield 1 got a huge influx of new players and boost to the franchise due to the COD issues that most die-hard players couldn’t put up with any longer. I admit, I’m one of them.

COD is going back to its roots… if you were lucky enough to catch the XBOX Twitch worldwide reveal with Sledgehammer Games today you saw a lot about the campaign and about 3 seconds of multiplayer.

The campaign looks great – it’s polished and seems to be historically accurate, things that most COD players are extremely excited about. It features Josh Duhamel, Jeffrey Pierce and Jonathan Tucker as the main characters in the game and it seemed like these guys really enjoyed taking part in the game.

 

The campaign puts you in the role of Pvt. Ronald “Red” Daniels, a green recruit joining the US “Bloody First” infantry division with his friend, Pvt. Zussman. The game takes place between 1944 and 1945, specifically in Europe surrounding the events before and after you storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day. In addition to this major historical event you’ll also take place in other central battles of the war effort including the Battle of the Bulge. To lend to the historical accuracy, Sledgehammer games enlisted the help of historian Marty Morgan. Mr. Morgan is a renowned WWII historian who was said to have “devoted his life” over the least 2 year to capturing the essence of WWII for this game.

While we only got to see a quick snippet of the multiplayer (no lie, it was like 3 seconds) it will be available to play at E3. I’m excited to get my hands on it! They did reveal there will be a new MP mode called Divisions, where players will be able to take part in different parts of the army and war while recreating integral battle from this time period and focuses primarily on team based objectives. They are also adding an HQ feature which will be the social community hub for players. My guess is it will resemble what Ubisoft did in The Division.

There will also be a beta for the MP if you preorder the game – and according to this PlayStation post, users on PS4 will get access first. (happy dance)

Zombie co-op is back, too – this will center around the Third Reich’s failed attempts to experiment on soldiers, no doubt.

Call of Duty WWII will be available on XBOX One, PS4 and PC November 3, 2017.

We are SO excited about the return of Crash Bandicoot! From our first days on PS One, we loves jumping and running and kicking apples and bursting open crates… only to then die while falling down a hole you didn’t see just to start the WHOLE LEVEL OVER AGAIN!!

*sigh*

We loved that game.

So… now with the NEW Crash coming out, we are so excited. The games release date is now scheduled for June 30th, 2017 on PS4. Rumor has it that PlayStation will be showing the game at GDC and E3. We’ll be at both and be sure to add more reviews and videos of the game.

Until then, enjoy the trailer here.

Bethesda has been holding closed beta’s for all of it’s Fallout 4 DLC’s. The latest, Mods, which is set to beta test on the PS4, has been delayed for no specific reason.

Bethesda posted this tweet early in the morning 6/29/16:

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Needleless to say PS4 gamers everywhere (UM HELLO!!!!) were disappointed by this announcement. Not only for the implications on a beta version but what that may mean for the final console version which was set to release this summer may not release for a few months.

Sony just announced the latest free games for PlayStation Plus users for July:

PS4

  • Furi
  • Saints Row: Gat out of Hell

PS3

  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
  • Fat Princess

PS Vita

  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Prince of Persia: Revelation

There’s also an extra game for PS Plus users – Paragon! All PS Plus users will get early access to the game before it hits open beta on August 16, 2016.

 

You read that right – Atari classic games are coming!! As advertised on Amazon recently, Atari will be releasing 2 volumes of classic games for the PS4. These will be released 10/4/16 and available for approx. $19.99. They will also be available for Xbox One.

Volume 1 includes:

Adventure, Asgo Concentration, Asteroids, Asteroids (Arcade), Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade), Basic Math Blackjack, Breakout, Casino, Championship Soccer, Checkers, Chess, Code Breaker, Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles (arcade), Demons to Diamonds, Double Dunk, Flag Capture, Golf, Gravitar, Gravitar (arcade), Hangman, Haunted House, Major Havoc (arcade), Maze craze, Missile Command, Missile Command (Arcade), Night Driver, Off the Wall, Outlaw, Race, Red Baron (arcade), Return to Haunted House, RS Baseball, RS Basketball, RS Tennis, Secret Quest, Sentinel, Sky Diver, Spacewar, Sprint (arcade), Starship, Stellar Track, Street Racer, Sub Commander, Super Breakout, Super Breakout (Arcade), Surround, V Pinball, and Video cube.

Volume 2 includes:

3D Tic Tac Tow, Air Sea Battle, Backgammon, Basketball, Black Widow (arcade), Bowling, Brain games, Canyon bomber, Centipede, Centipede (arcade), Circus Atari, Combat, Combat 2, Desert falcon, Dodge-em, Fatal run, Football, Homerun, Human cannonball, Liberator (arcade), Lunar lander (arcade), Millipede, Millipede (arcade), Minigolf, Pong (arcade), Quadrun, Radar lock, RS Volleyball, RS Boxing, RS Football, RS Soccer, Save Mary, Slot machine, Slot racers, Space duel (arcade), Sprint master, Star raiders, Steeplechase, Stunt cycle, Super baseball, Super football, Sword quest EW, Sword quest FW, Sword quest WW, Tempest, Tempest (arcade), Video Olympics, Warlords, Warlords (arcade), and Yars’ Revenge.

SMITE is ending it’s beta and going live on PS4 as of 5/31/16! Here’s the latest announcement from the PlayStation Blog and newest video.

PlayStation’s latest blog says, “In Smite, you become a God from ancient mythology like the mighty Zeus, Greek God of the Sky or the magical Kukulkan, the Mayan Serpent of the Nine Winds. Then it’s all on you to unleash your deity’s unique fighting style, legendary weapons, and earth-shattering powers to defeat your foes.

Smite pioneered – and perfected – the third-person perspective MOBA. Smite puts you into the heart of the action, not looking down at a tiny character or floating behind a lumbering oaf.

If you’re new to MOBAs, there’s no better game to start with than Smite.”

PlayStation is really dipping into the MOBA area, and SMITE is it’s latest foray. If you played the beta then you know how ridiculously good it is. If you haven’t then be sure to check out the video and see what you’ve been missing.