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The PlayStation weekly wrap-up

An invigorating cocktail of the week’s most intoxicating gaming news - our shout!

And so it begins… yes, as the summer draws to a close the great gaming goliaths begin stoking their furnaces for gaming’s busiest season. With the launch of PlayStation VR mere weeks away and dozens of great titles dropping over the coming months, we can hardly contain our excitement.

Before the big hitters start landing though, let us take a moment to look back at the big and the small announcements that landed this week.

This week’s biggest new trailers

  1. Uncharted 4 – New Devon Multiplayer Map
    The newest multiplayer map for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End transports players to Henry Avery’s ruined utopian civilization of Libertalia – get your first look here.
  2. RIGS Mechanized Combat League – Campaign Reveal
    This week Guerrilla Cambridge unveiled the sprawling single-player component to their PS VR launch title RIGS and explained how it works side by side with the multiplayer experience.
  3. Blackwood Crossing – Announce Trailer
    Boasting stunning art direction, atmosphere and voice acting the debut title from Brighton-based indie studio PaperSeven is most definitely one to watch.
  4. EVE: Valkyrie – Carrier Assault
    Get a closer look at some of EVE: Valkyrie‘s more daring missions as you watch a team of pilot work together to bring down a carrier class deep space vessel.

Tweets of the week:

Around the world of PlayStation:

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Madagascar time lapse
    Lead environment artist Anthony Vaccaro shared a stunning time lapse video showing how the vast and stunning Madagascan environments from Uncharted 4 came to life, layer-by-layer.

  • Gaming tattoos are so hot right now
    Vice magazine this week caught up with a group of hardcore gamers to find out how increasingly video games are becoming part of our personal identities. Take a look.

This week’s PlayStation Store ‘leftfield’ pick:

Indie puzzlers rarely come in as charming or pleasantly relaxing manner as Hue. While the objective is simple – to find your missing mother – the mechanics by which you explore the world hum with a hidden depth. As the name suggests the key is colour and there’s endless secrets to be uncovered as you move through the world altering the colour of everything around you.

PS Plus members can pick it up at a special discounted launch price until mid-September, so don’t hesitate.

The pick of PlayStation Blog:

Catch up on everything from EVE: Valkyrie week
As part of a series of special PlayStation.Blog takeovers, we’ve been championing sci-fi space shooter EVE Valkyrie this week. We’ve published bags of features and content all through the week and you can catch up on anything you missed here.

New video goes behind the scenes with the Batman: Arkham VR team at Rocksteady
Crime fighter by night and content producer by day our very-own superhero at large Corey Brotherson caught up with the team at Rocksteady to learn more about bringing Batman to virtual reality. Check it out.

Overwatch free weekend starts 9th September
Blizzard’s blockbuster hero shooter will be throwing open its arenas to anyone who thinks they’re tough enough on the 9th September. All the heroes, all the maps, everything is free to try for the whole weekend. Find out more.

And the rest of the headlines:

What we’re currently playing:

Fred – “I made the mistake of booting up Playdead’s sublime Limbo follow-up Inside just before bed the other night. Cue harrowing nightmares of murderous fish-girls.”

Corey – “Had a hankering for some troll bashing, so hopped into Dragon’s Crown and starting slicing some fools. My character of choice? Well, after all this EVE: Valkyrie coverage this week, I’ll give you one guess…”

Rhys – “In between Vortex Cube farming, causing peril to freighter ships and being a general galactic scoundrel in No Man’s Sky, I jumped back into the Factions multiplayer of The Last of Us Remastered. I’d forgotten how nail-bitingly tense it is; in my opinion, one of the most underrated multiplayer games ever.”

Matt – “Alienation got a sweet bevy of updates and some new DLC last week, so I’ve jumped back in and having conquered the chaos of the Ark Ship I am now the proud owner of not one but two 12-core legendaries. Praise be to RN Jesus!”

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Really hope at this playstation event we get a confirmed list of PS VR Launch games, 1 month before launch and we still dont know much about the launch and most websites dont have preorders as they have no idea whats going on.

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In the RIGS section, you say ‘multiplayer’ twice, when it should be ‘campaign’ the first time.

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Don’t be that guy.

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Because that’s the most important thing to focus on. It’s not like an error or anything.

Wednesday will be a fun evening.

The Final Fantasy XV concert on at 7pm then The PlayStation meeting on an hour later.

Hopefully it’s out this year

madmanwithabox12 04 September, 2016 @ 13:22
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Another boring week. At least TGS is around the corner.

Hopeing sony give green light on fallout4 mods then again sony dont care fan base anymore .

From what I heard it’s down to Sony’s unique systems and the history of Bethesda not understanding them. Xbox is more PC like and mods were easier to implement. I last heard Sony uses some unique way of using sound files and they are having trouble getting them.

Some people in the beta have said it’s down to Bethesda’s incompetence in Sony’s systems than Sony holding it back.

It’s a shame Guerilla Cambridge didn’t work on another title for the Vita, Mercenary is still the most technically competent FPS game on the system. Unfortunately I won’t be playing RIGS as I have no intention of buying into VR with the pricing point, looks fun but not enough to justify the cash outlay that would be needed for me.

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