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Sony Celebrates their 20th Anniversary with an Awesome Trailer

20 years sure went by in a flash hasn’t it?

Titled, “Everyone Who Loves Games, Thank You”, the video showcases the many games that debuted on PlayStation devices, (going back all the way to titles that appeared before the PlayStation) to the latest and upcoming titles.

Check out the video for its bound to rekindle many gaming memories.

 

  
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The Evil Within- Fun, frustrating, and occasionally frightening

It’s been awhile since Shinji Mikami has indulged the genre of survival horror. He hit his peak with Resident Evil 4, and then went on to do God Hand and the fast paced action game Vanquish. Now, working with Tango Gameworks and Bethesda, he returns to the genre he’s credited with starting. On the surface, The Evil Within certainly fits the mold. It has the prerequisite creepy environments, some seriously demented looking creatures, and plenty of blood and gore to make Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies feel right at home. But does it succeed in being a standout among horror games, or does it just fall flat? On one hand, it succeeds quite well, and provides a title survival horror fans will probably enjoy diving into...

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Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study finds

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One of the benefits of playing action games may be an enhanced ability to precisely learn the dynamics of new sensorimotor tasks. Such skills are key, for example, in laparoscopic surgery which involves high precision manual control of remote surgery tools through a computer interface.

A University of Toronto study finds that action video games bolster sensorimotor skills

A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.

A new sensorimotor skill, such as learning to ride a bike or typing, often requires a new pattern of coordination between vision and motor movement...

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It’s a Good Week to Get Back Into Diablo 3 on Xbox One/360 and PS4/PS3

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Get double XP or encounter twice as many Treasure Goblins, depending upon your platform of choice.

No matter what console you own the game on (sorry, fellow PC players), Blizzard is offering some new incentives for Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition players to jump back into the game during the next week.

On 360 and PS3, you’ll receive a 100% bonus to experience, a perk that stacks with other, existing in-game bonuses, like items and shrines. That makes this an ideal time to create a new character, make that final push toward level 70, or pad out your Paragon level.

Considering the name of the game is items, X1 and PS4 players get a bonus that’s arguably even more tantalizing: Treasure Goblin spawns have been doubled...

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Sony preparing around 200,000 PS4s a year for Chinese market

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Company readies for new market after Xbox One’s success

Sony has confirmed that it is preparing to enter the Chinese market, verifying the authenticity of a document which says it will produce around 200,000 PS4s a year for the territory.

Bloomberg unearthed the agreement, filed to the website of the China Pilot Free Trade Zone, which was later authenticated by Sony spokesperson Masaki Tsukakoshi. However, he also made clear that the number of units was subject to demand, rather than being set in stone by the arrangement.

No launch date has been confirmed for the console in China, but Sony will definitely have an eye or two on the performance of Microsoft’s Xbox One, which is already selling better in China than it has in Japan.

Both companies are capitalising on the experimental ...

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Sid Meier: Game designers should create a “positive climate”

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Civ designer says that developers don’t need to make violent games to get attention anymore

As part of Firaxicon, the first official Firaxis Games convention, legendary game designer Sid Meier sat down with Jake Solomon to discuss his own illustrious career as well as opportunities for today’s new game designers. Similar to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Meier has never been one to push violence in his computer games. In the hour-long discussion, Meier noted that for a time it seemed game designers were actually relying on violence to gain attention. That’s not necessary in the modern games industry today, he said.

“I’m certainly not in favor of any sort of censorship – we’re artists, we’re creative and we should be able to do what we want...

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Diablo 3 PS4/Xbox One Patch Now Available, Adds New Areas, Items, and More

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Greater Rifts, Legendary gems, a new area to visit, and more added in yesterday’s free update.

Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition players on X1 and PS4 will find the game’s first major content update has gone live today, introducing many of the same features PC players saw in August.

The 2.1.0 patch adds The Vault, an area that can be accessed through a portal sometimes left behind by treasure goblins defeated in Adventure Mode. Inside, you’ll be able to find especially good drops and a new boss, the Baroness Greed.

A special, timed version of Nephalem Rifts known as Greater Rifts are also new. There is no limit on the number of these you can tackle, but they’ll become increasingly difficult as you make your way through them...

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Destiny: Discussions are ongoing about adding Raid matchmaking and Private Matches

Bungie has been holding talks about adding Raid matchmaking and private matches to Destiny.

DeeJ, Bungie’s community manager went on to explain that while they recognize the importance of having a good matchmaking infrastructure, it is also essential to have a set vision in which to further improve The Raid mode.

“The Raid was designed for solid teams of killers who have made a commitment to solve a dense and explosive riddle,” he writes. “Most of the raiding parties who have emerged victorious from the Vault of Glass have sworn that one weak link would have doomed their chain. There have been other stories, of course. We’ve heard tell of Guardians who met each other just outside the door that leads into that vault...

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Ubisoft’s Ambitious Racer The Crew Delayed to December

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Ubisoft pushes release date from November 11 to December 2.

Ubisoft announced today that its upcoming racing game, The Crew, has been delayed. The game was previously pegged to launch on November 11, but it’s now scheduled for December 2.

“The extra time will allow for a second closed console beta to be held, giving even more players the opportunity to experience the game, which is something the community has been requesting,” Ubisoft said in a statement. “Like the betas held previously, valuable player feedback and other essential information will be gathered, further enhancing the experience.”

The first closed beta for The Crew has been going on for the past week or so on X1 and PS4. The second closed beta will be held sometime in November for those platforms...

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FIFA 15 staves off Mordor, Forza, Smash Bros. to keep UK #1

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But Mordor is most successful LOTR launch ever

FIFA 15 remains the UK’s best-selling game at retail this week,staving off big name competition despite a 70 per cent drop in sales.

EA’s football sim kept Warner Brothers’ surprise critical hit Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor from the number one spot, but the game still has the distinction of being the most successful launch of a Lord of the Rings game ever, even though it doesn’t use the name.

In third, another big release in the shape of Xbox exclusive Forza Horizons 2. 73 per cent of sales came from the Xbox One, and just 27 from the 360. The last of the week’s big new entries is Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, with the Wii U version still to be released.

All charts represent boxed retail sales only and are courtesy of Chart-Track.

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