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PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility

Thought that old PS4 games won’t have compatibility to PS5? Sony clears things up for us.

Most of PS4 games will work on the new consoles thanks to the Backwards Compatibility system. According to the company, we are talking about 4,000 games. Popular and high rated games will enjoy improved performances thanks to Game Boost.

That not all, according to Sony, you can play PS4 games also by insert PS4 CD games into PS5’s disc drive (won’t work on the PS5 Digital Edition).
You can transfer Games that digital games that installed on your PS4 to your PS5 via WIFI or buy PS4 Games from the digital store and installed them to PS5.
Also, PS VR Games will work like that as well. For them you of course need the PS VR and the PS’s Camera.
Most of 3rd party Accessories will work on the new console generation.

Although these are good news, there are some flaws.

First of all, some options/features of games from previous generation wont work. You might also encounter some bugs when playing PS4 games on your PS5 console. The Game Boost feature on PS5 is not tailored for each and every game, which might cause some issues with the gaming experience.

Sony already aware to this and recommends that before you buy any additions (DLC for example) for the PS4 game, wait for the PS5, run a test and if the base game really work as you wanted, make the purchase.

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Source – www.tweaktown.com

Like I said the before, there are some PS4 games that you won’t be able to play on PS5. Those games will be marked in the digital store as “Playable on PS4 only”. In the meantime, Sony published list of games that wont support the Backwards Compatibility, the company mention the list can be changed later:

  • DWVR
  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Shadow Complex Remastered
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen
  • Joe’s Diner 

Sony act to reduce the gap between the generations with backward compatibility but it is important to note that the new Xbox is already supports backward compatibility even with games that came out from 2001.
Sony have long journey to get to Xbox’s support feature level, if it’s possible. 

Monster Hunter’s Movie

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Monster Hunter is a Game Series from Capcom. The first game in the series came in 2004 and since then more and more games released from this series. The Monster Hunter series is Capcom’s 2nd most successful game series after “Evil Within”.

One of the actors that will play in the game is none other than Milla Jovovich. Milla already played in the movies that are based on the game series the “Evil Within”.

The movie will follow Officer Artmis and her crew into a world of full of huge monsters and the movie is about their survival in this horrific world. During the journey they will meet a veteran hunter that will teach them the way of the monster hunters.

From the teaser, we see that Artmis and the crew struggle to fight one of the fearsome monster in the desert. They will have to use weapons that go through the skin of the monsters and this will bring us to monster hunter series traditional weapons: Swords, Axes, Hammers, Lances,  range weapons like Bows and Heavy BowGun.

Making a movie about a game series is a big deal. On the one hand you have people who aren’t familiar with the games, and the movie can be a great tool to attract them into buying it. On the other hand, you have gamers who play and loved the game. These guys would love watching a movie that is based upon their favorite game, and would have high expectation of it.

And of course, we can’t forget about the monsters. The game is full of unique monsters and each one has special attributes and behavior. In the teaser we can see a desert monster called “Black Diablo”. This monster is very powerful so good luck for Artmis and her crew.

Along with Milla Jovovich another actors that will play in the movie are Ron Perlman, Tony Jaa, Diego Boneta and the Rapper T.I.

According to the teaser, the movie is expected to arrive to theaters in December.

And for the gamers here, the next game in the series will be called “Monster Hunter Rise” will arrive to the Nintendo Switch on March 13th, 2021.

Happy Hunting!

Spooky Free Games for PlayStation and Xbox This October

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Halloween is coming and both Sony and Microsoft prefer unusual games for their premium members on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold.

Every month those members can receive and download different free games that can be granted with in the current month that Sony and Xbox publish those games.

They can play those games as along they are premium members.

Halloween is celebrated at the end of October so it affected the companies’ picks the free games for this month.

PlayStation Plus

Need For Speed: Payback

From October 6th, you will be able to download one of the legendary racing.
Pick one of the 3 characters (each one and their car set) and roll out through heist mission, cars showdown, escape police’s pursuits await you and enjoy many mission and great story line in an open world game.

Vampyr 

In the same day you will be able to download the horror game Vampyr.
Vampyr is an action game from the creator of “Life is Strange” that happen in London 1918.

This game is about doctor who became a vampire. You will decide if you want to be good or evil, to help the people in the city so they will reward you with stuffs and missions or if you going to eat them to gain power to fight bigger darkness threats that emerging in streets in London. Be aware every decision you make will impact and affect the storyline – so choose wisely.

Xbox Live Gold: Games With Gold

Start from October 1st you can download Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, puzzle game based on horror movies from the 80s. You will be play as the Skullface and the main goal is to terrorize teenagers at summer camp. The game includes close to 300 puzzles. Are you ready to take those poor young souls?

On October 1st you can download the classic XBOX game “Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy”. You will be play as the Sphinx and a mummy as your partner and you both go to an adventure to seek for Egypt’s magical treasures which will help you both to save the world

On October 16th you will be able to download “Maid Of Sker”, a first person survival horror game. You arrive to a frightening and cursed hotel.

Your goal is to sneak around and avoid the monsters. Be aware that those monsters are blind and use mostly their hearing sense. So if you make to much noise around them, they will hunt you down.

To lightened the mood, Microsoft shares a friendly Halloween game for kids called Costume Quest.

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Do You Want Playstation 5?

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Now you can register to PS5 pre-order!

Sony opened new web page where you can register for a special invite to purchase the new gaming console, the PS5, during the pre-order phase.

This complex process is made, according to Sony, due to the fact that Sony will make limited number of gaming consoles for pre-order. Sony wanted to clarify that this doesn’t mean there will be a shortage in gaming console upon the release date, but they decided to limit the number of pre-ordered consoles this time.

Sony also clarified that registering to the pre-order invites doesn’t necessary means you will get an invite to pre order the console.

This is Sony’s message that appears on the signing page

“There will be a limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order, so we will be inviting some of our existing consumers to be one of the first to pre-order one from PlayStation. Pre-order reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis, so once you get an invite via email, we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast.”

In order to register to the pre sale, you will need an active PSN account and you have to own an address inside the US – Every address outside the US will be eliminated.

The PS5 will have Zen 2 processor with 8 cores and a speed of 3.5GHz. The GPU of the console will be able to make over 10 trillion calculation per second with 36 processing units and a dynamic speed of 2.23GHz. The PS5 will have 16GB RAM and 825GB NVMe SSD.

It Just Looks So Good – Sony Revealed its new PS5 Controller

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3 weeks after announcing and revealing the full specs of the PS5, Sony shares new information about the controllers!

Get use to it – no more DualShock, it’s now DualSense! Besides the new name PS5 owners will get a new design and some new features.

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It seems like after 25 years of the same design for their controllers, Sony is ready to take the chance with a new design. The DualSense is design with some futuristic taste, colored with black and white and it’s unavoidable to think about the stormtroopers for Star Wars when you look at it. It has same buttons as we used to from the PS4, in the top part of the controller we will have the touch screen.

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Sony is proud to improve the vibration of the controllers (haptic feedback), and according to them, it is so sensitive now that you will be able to feel the difference when riding in the mud or on a highway.

Another upgrade is for the R2 and L2 buttons, it will allow you to feel the power of the kick or shot.

Another change is the switch from the “share” button on the left side of the remote to a “create” button. Sony claims it will help gamers to create new content easily and share it with the world. Sony didn’t share more than that and we will have to stay patient.

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If you are a multiplayer fan you would love to know the remote control has a set of microphones that will allow you to talk with your friends without headset.

The charging will be via Type C cable.

Now we need to wait for the actual look of the console…

PlayStation 5 Is Coming!

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The next generation PlayStation will arrive in late 2020, around the holiday, after a long wait.

Sony released multiple PS4 models – the original PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro which supports 4K.

In 2019 rumors about a new console started to flow in but no official statement has been made then. Now Sony created an official site for the upcoming console but it doesn’t mean we will have any more details any time soon.

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These are few things we do know about the PS5 –

As expected Sony will design the PS5 to improve loading times and graphics.

The PS5 will have 8-core, 16-thread CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarchitecture.

The interface of the console will be upgraded as well by adding new features – You will be able to see what happens in the game without open it – See what multiple player missions are available or on which level you are at.

Spider-Man is back to the MCU!

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Sony and Disney agreed on terms for the third Spider-Man movie – Disney will finance 25% of the film for 25% equity stake. This deal also include that Spider-Man will make an appearance in another film besides the next one.

This is a great deal for both sides – Sony will probably add another 1-billion-dollar movie to its collection (Spider-Man: Far From Home is the biggest film Sony has with $1.13 billion passing Skyfall) while Marvel can continue the storyline of Spider-Man in the MCU.

After the 2 first movies grossed more than $2 billion worldwide, the third movie is expected to arrive in theaters on July 16th, 2021.

Amy Pascal will produce the next film, she said –

“This is terrific. Peter Parker’s story took a dramatic turn in Far From Home and I could not be happier we will all be working together as we see where his journey goes This has been a winning partnership for the studios, the franchise and the fans, and I’m overjoyed it will continue.”

Sony announced – “We have had a great collaboration over the last four years, and our mutual desire to continue was equal to that of the many fans. We are delighted to be moving forward together”.

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Spider-Man Is Leaving Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

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It was confirmed that Tom Holland will star in the next Spiderman movies. Holland said it will be “something very special” and “different”. This happens after Sony and Marvel Studios (powered by Disney) couldn’t reach an agreement regarding profit share on the Spiderman movies.

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, the writes of the last Spiderman movie “Far From Home” (which became Sony’s highest-grossing movie ever) will return for the third movie. However, it’s still unknown if the director, Jon Watts, will be apart of the next Spiderman movie.

Tom said – “We sat down with some of our creatives. We pitched Spider-Man 3, which is going to be something very special, it’s going to be something very different”. He continued -“I’m just so grateful that Marvel changed my life and allowed my dreams to come true and Sony allowing me to continue living my dream. It’s a crazy week and it’s never been done before so we’ll see how it goes and it’ll be as amazing and as fun.”

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Although SpiderMan is no longer a part of the MCU, Disney had a Royalty contract with Sony regarding Spiderman merchandise which means Disney will get 100% of the revenue made by it.