Konami made a mistake when it got rid of legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. It seem that Sony has agreed with that thinking. It announced that it will have an exclusive collaboration deal with the with legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. If you don’t know who Hideo Kojima is that is ok. We will fill you in. Hideo Kojima is the man responsible for the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders franchises. Kojima says that he’s making a new franchise that’ll be console-exclusive to the PlayStation 4. PlayStation president Andrew House was with him when he made the announcement and said that Sony will offer its “full support” on Kojima’s new project.
This is the 2nd PlayStation Experience event and fans are quickly starting to love it as much as the show floor of E3. Last year was a very big success. Sony moved this years PSX from Sin City Las Vegas to San Francisco. You might have missed what was going on so here is a run through.
Sony is taking on the holiday a bit early this year. In its inaugural Paris Games Week it had a very robust set of games to show off for the press. Some you have seen like Star Wars: Battlefront others like No Man’s Sky and Gravity Rush 2 are a welcome addition to the PlayStation line up. Gran Turismo Sport, Vector and Detroit: Become Human are going to be the must play games when they come out. Below are the trailers for everything you might have missed.
Star Wars: Battlefront
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Zombies)
Street Fighter V
No Man’s Sky
Ratchet & Clank
Gravity Rush 2
Uncharted 4 (Multiplayer)
RIGS (PlayStation VR)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PlayStation VR)
Robinson: The Journey (PlayStation VR)
Battlezone (PlayStation VR)
Gran Turismo Sport
Detroit: Become Human
Sony’s PlayStation 4 Price Cut is Official. Sony has had sales before for the PlayStation 4 but today the company announced that it’s officially dropping the price of the PS4. Sony also announced its holiday lineup while it was at it. Since Sony cut the PS4 price in Japan last month we were waiting to seen when it would hit the states. Going forward the PS4 will cost just $349.99 in the U.S. and $429.99 in Canada. That is $50 less than before.
Sony also took a page from Microsoft when it comes to bundles. Some of the bundles that are ready hit the holiday shelves are Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Limited Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars, Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront and NHL 16.
PlayStation Blog says that the beta starts early next month and further details about what it actually is will be ready by then.
Sony must have paid attention. It too will start to let its users beta test software and new features before releasing it into the wild. PlayStation 4 does not have a name for its version of the Xbox One Preview program just yet. It is currently taking names. Once you add your name you wait to see if you won a golden ticket to the program. I think it is a very smart idea.… Read the rest
Sony had a great E3 this year. Some may argue that Microsoft won the battle but all Sony has to say is “scoreboard.” They are still leading in sales and with continued focus on hardcore fans that is not going to change. A Final Fantasy VII remake is the way to do that. Sony also stole Call of Duty exclusive first to play rights from Xbox. That’s right folks, after years of COD releasing DLC first on Xbox, Sony will now have that honor. Below is all the trailers you might have missed.
The Last Guardian
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Street Fighter V
No Man’s Sky
Destiny: Taken King
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
World of Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy VII remake
Batman: Arkham Knight
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Disney Infinity 3.0
Star Wars Battlefront
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
What happened to Sony should have companies worried. The FBI says what happened to Sony was so sophisticated a hack that it can penetrate 90% of net defenses. That is some hack and reason to take pause before sending those emails that you thought were private. As of now the FBI, Mandiant, and Sony all have not yet explained what makes this hack so unprecedented and sophisticated. No one really knows who was behind the hack. Some think it was North Korea but the country denied involvement even though it cheered the Guardians of Peace for implementing the hack against Sony.
The Sony Pictures hack may be done but like the Snowden files, the leaks will keep coming for months and months. As more information comes to light about how it took place it becomes clear there were mistakes. Just like Target could have done more with its security, Sony could have done a lot more as well.
“We have tremendous respect for Kevin Mandia and the team he’s assembled at FireEye’s Mandiant, but we completely disagree with the statement he made over the weekend. He is clearly offering Sony the opportunity to hide behind the veil of advanced persistent threats. ~Ken Levine, president and CEO of security service provider Digital Guardian
The data breach Sony had a few weeks ago at the hands of Guardians of Peace (GOP) was the largest hack in a long time. The group got away with 100 terabytes of data containing sensitive information.… Read the rest