Following the recent announcement of the PlayStation Classic, Sony’s mini-console packing 20 titles released for the original PlayStation, excitement has grown for a potential showdown with the Nintendo 64 this holiday season. But the hype has gotten ahead of itself for the time being, as it appears to ignore one important detail: Nintendo has yet to announce the Nintendo 64 Classic Edition. For now, no Nintendo 64 Classic Edition is known to be in development, let alone ready to be released this holiday season in order to compete with the PlayStation Classic. There’s a possibility that Nintendo could make a surprise announcement soon, but the likely window for such an announcement is fading away. For comparison, in 2017 Nintendo revealed the SNES Classic in June and released it in September. The NES Classic Edition had a four-month window between announcement and launch. Every day that passes makes a 2018 release of a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition less likely.Could a … [Read more...] about Will the Nintendo 64 Classic Release This Year?
PlayStation Now subscribers will have the option of downloading PlayStation 4 and remastered PlayStation 2 games in the service’s library, Sony announced today. The capability will be rolled out over the next couple of days. “Almost all PS4 games in the service” are downloadable, according to the announcement, without specifying which ones or types are not. Downloaded games will also support all user-purchased DLC and microtransactions as well as PS4 Pro enhancements, and online multiplayer does not require a PlayStation Plus subscription — as is the case with games streamed over PlayStation Now. A PS4 system with downloaded games from PS Now will still need to connect to the Internet “every few days” to verify the user’s subscription, PlayStation added. Users who have already streamed a game and now wish to download it may transfer their save files from the cloud to their consoles, provided they also have a PlayStation Plus membership. … [Read more...] about PlayStation Now offers downloading of PS4, PS2 games
Sony announced its own version of a miniature retro console, the PlayStation Classic, on Wednesday, following the wild success of Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic editions. The system, modeled after the original PlayStation, will cost $99.99 when it is released on December 3. By the time December comes around, though, these bad boys will likely be long sold out, at least online. Pre-orders were live at Amazon for less than a day before they were flagged as “currently unavailable” (though we suspect that Amazon will have a listing back up soon). Other large retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart will have pre-orders as well. For $99.99, the PlayStation Classic will include the miniature console (about 45 percent smaller than the PS1), and two USB controllers based on the original PlayStation gamepads. Sony has not yet confirmed all 20 games that will come with the PlayStation Classic, other than the first five: Final Fantasy 7, Jumping Flash, R4: … [Read more...] about The PlayStation Classic is coming! Here’s where to pre-order
The new Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle collects several classics from the company’s glory days, while bringing home two games — Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit — for the first time. Those two games, as well as the other titles — Final Fight, Captain Commando, The King of Dragons, Knights of the Round and Warriors of Fate — all feature local and online multiplayer to help modernize the bundle. While getting all these classics in a single collection is a hefty offering on its own, one feature really stood out to me as the main attraction: the gallery. Tucked into the main menu, the gallery gives me the option to browse several images from each of the games’ production history. Everything from key art, rough sketches, arcade cabinet designs and more are gathered for each title. It’s a great bonus feature, especially since some of these games weren’t in my local arcade growing up. While I appreciated everything Capcom managed to squeeze … [Read more...] about The Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is a treasure trove of game design know-how
During the month of September, PlayStation Plus subscribers were given what has arguably been the best offer of free games for the year so far, with the subscription service having provided players with both Destiny 2 and God of War 3 at no additional cost. Now, however, it looks as if a couple of the titles for October 2018 could wind up topping the games being offered to PS Plus members this month. As seen in the image below, the PlayStation Plus subreddit user known as “Aecesaje” claims that both Nioh and Diablo 3: Eternal Collection showed up in the PlayStation Store, but if the games are selected, they don’t show up. If Aecesaje is to be believed, then this could be an indication of a bug occurring and unintentionally displaying the titles as free PS Plus titles incredibly early, but it’s unclear if that’s the case.While there’s no doubt that PlayStation Plus subscribers would rejoice at the inclusion of Nioh and Diablo 3: Eternal Collection as … [Read more...] about Rumor: Free PS Plus Games for October Include Nioh and Diablo 3