Sony's PlayStation Showcase was a banger


Engadget 10 September, 2021 - 04:45pm 5 views

How long is the Playstation showcase?

What happened during the PlayStation Showcase? The PlayStation Showcase is now over, but the 40-minute event was absolutely packed with top-notch PS5 game updates and announcements - and a few surprises to boot. TechRadarPlayStation Showcase: all the PS5 game announcements as they happened

What time is the Playstation event?

The next PS5 event is taking place this week on Thursday September 9. The start time for the PlayStation 5 Showcase is 9pm BST and 10pm CEST. If you're in the States that's a start time of 1pm pacific time and 4pm eastern time. FortnitePlayStation Showcase: When is PS5 event start time? How to live stream?

While Alyssa became part of the first all-minority final seven in the CBS series' history, she simply ran out of time and allies, succumbing to her inevitable fate at the hands of the most dominant alliance Big Brother has ever seen. We spoke to Alyssa on her way to the jury house to get her take on everything that went down, and what could be in her future when it comes to a possible showmance reunion with Christian.

ALYSSA LOPEZ: I do believe Xavier was Hannah's actual target because of Claire's speech and things Claire had told her and myself right before the live vote. I think if Xavier did stay on the block with me, maybe Hannah would have wanted him out, but I think he's pretty solid around the house, and I still would have went home regardless.

ALYSSA LOPEZ: I think the difference about this season and seasons I've watched is that people are not thinking for their personal game now. People are not thinking long-term. People are thinking right on the spot, and that's not a gameplay I was trying to do. I think keeping me to the end would have made sense for a lot of people in this house. And they're basically giving Kyland a free ride to the final two, doing what he says, because I feel like people are too scared to make their own decisions.

ALYSSA LOPEZ: Right before live eviction, Claire did pull me aside and tell me that I should take that shot at Xavier, because people may not be confident enough to do so and that he is pretty solid around the house. I think that Claire, if she said that to me, definitely said that to Hannah. And I think that stuck. I really think Hannah taking me out was a complete waste of her HOH though, 'cause I was never going after her.

ALYSSA LOPEZ: It feels amazing to say that the top seven of my season are all minority. It made me feel amazing because even if I didn't win this game, I'll be so happy no matter who wins. But to be a part of such a historic moment on Big Brother, and to say I'm part of that seven? I'm very blessed and grateful.

ALYSSA LOPEZ: Okay, I really hate talking about my feelings. It's not something I'm good at. I'm kind of a robot. I will say I do hope to see a future with Christian. I don't know where his head is at, but we did talk about [doing] long-distance and figuring that out. I'm definitely more open to figuring that out outside the house.

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Rumored Infamous PS5 Game Supposedly Isn't Releasing Anytime Soon 12 September, 2021 - 02:10pm

Just last week, a new rumor started to spread that suggested PlayStation could soon be planning to revive Infamous, its open-world superhero franchise that began on the PlayStation 3. While the announcement of a new entry in the series was nowhere to be found during the recent PlayStation Showcase event, the reason for the lack of such an reveal now seems to have been potentially given. 

As mentioned in a recent episode of the Spawncast podcast that took place prior to the PlayStation Showcase, it was suggested that a new Infamous title for PlayStation 5 is still years away from releasing if it is in development. When the topic of a new Infamous game arose, host Jordan Fringe said that a new entry in the series for PS5 likely wouldn't release until 2023 at the earliest if it is in development. As such, those at Sony might opt to hold on until fully revealing the game when the project would actually be closer to hitting store shelves. 

In theory, this definitely makes sense from the perspective of PlayStation if it is making a new Infamous game. After all, some of Sony's first-party developers have already revealed more than enough games that aren't slated to launch until years from now. Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and Marvel's Wolverine, for instance, aren't slated to arrive until 2023 with the former, while the latter seems slated for 2024 or beyond. With this in mind, it would logically stand to reason that PlayStation doesn't want to announce every game that it has slated to release in the far-flung future just yet. Instead, it would be wiser to focus on the games that are coming somewhat soon, such as Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok, and Gran Turismo 7. If a new Infamous is in the cards, we'll just have to be patient a bit longer to actually find out.

So what do you think about this new information? Do you still believe that PlayStation is actually looking to bring back Infamous in some form or fashion? Let me know your thoughts either down in the comments or over on Twitter at @MooreMan12.

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PlayStation Showcase 2021 Hits and Misses | GameRVW

GameRVW 12 September, 2021 - 12:43pm

Well that was it. That was our look at what’s coming next for PlayStation, and it will probably be all we will get for the year. This was a strong showing, bolstered by an whiplash of a last 10 minutes, but I find it hard to put it on the level of Sony’s 2016 E3 showing, or even their PS5 blowout of last June. While starting out very solid with an exciting remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the show quickly fell into what seemed like commercial obligation, exactly what many of us were fearing might happen prior to the event *cough* 3 minutes of Deathloop *cough*.

Many of you will say that us hardcore Sony fans will never be satisfied. To that I say, I was satisfied E3 2016, last June, and even last September; hell, I’m not even saying I’m not satisfied! There is so much here to be excited about, it just wasn’t presented in the best way possible, or in a way we know Sony can pull off. With that being said, let’s get into the hits and misses of the PlayStation Showcase 2021.

Let’s start with the misses, and at the very beginning. Very strangely Sony started the showcase with what appeared to be a TV commercial, showing rich people playing chess, surrounded by murals of PlayStation mascots. More confusing than hype-inducing, I found it odd that this was even in here. They’ve never done something like that before, or for that long of a run-time. Weird, Sony, and not the good kind.

This is when I started to get scared. We’ve seen and heard about this game so much already this summer and E3 and Gearbox’s cringy event that this was hardly needed. While the Borderlands spin-off does look fun to play, another trailer just to show off the release date was not necessary.

Another title that we saw far too much screentime of in Ubisoft’s own showcase. This was an example of Sony’s commercializing of this event, and it felt very Gamescom/Geoff Keighley to me. These are hardly the show-stopping titles that fans showed up in the hundreds of thousands for.

I feel guilty for including this one as it got leaked early, but unfortunately while it’s awesome the game is finally making its way to PlayStation platforms, its showing was a little weak and the graphics didn’t fair well in a live-stream setting. Thankfully it didn’t take up too much time.

Over a year after revealing the next-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V and its Online counterpart, we get another trailer for an 8-year-old(!) game. I’m sorry to say it, but this is a pure money move, and the game literally looks no different than it has for the past 7 years. Again, maybe that was the stream quality, but come on Sony, this announcement is PS Blog material at best.

I’ll get this out of the way first: Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy coming to PS5 and PC is awesome news…again, for a PS Blog post. The games look great as always, but this announcement was not needed. Another Guardians of the Galaxy trailer after the, what, 5 or 6 we have already? Overkill Sony, absolute overkill, and I’m excited for that game. I don’t want to see one more second of that game until its release next month.

Speaking of overkill, Deathloop. Another. Trailer. For Deathloop. That releases in a few days. The meme happened ladies and gents.

Now for the stuff that hit, and boy did it hit. First up is the studio that never sleeps, Insomniac, who, after releasing two-and-a-half games in the last year, followed up with two more announcements. Granted we probably won’t be seeing either of these titles until 2023 or beyond, but nevertheless we got our first glimpse of Spider-Man 2 and a tantalizing tease of Venom. Before that though, Insomniac tricked us with what we thought was the trailer for Spider-Man 2 and instead was a surprise announcement of a Wolverine game. This was my favorite announcement and I can’t wait to learn more.

This had been rumored for some time now, but hell if it didn’t hit hard. I’m sure the game is in early stages, but the question currently on everyone’s minds is if the game will truly be a PlayStation home-grown exclusive. In my opinion, this should have replaced that god-awful commercial to start the show off.

Project Eve is the type of showcase announcement I like to see. Combat, gameplay, story, it has it all, and I have a clear picture of it coming out of the event. While a little overlong, this Bayonetta-esque game looks epic and I can’t wait to learn more.

I’m putting these two together simply because they both achieved the same goal: Filling players in on what the game actually is about story and gameplay-wise. Knowledge of both titles had been a little muddied by this point, but both showed extremely well. Still no release window on Ghostwire: Tokyo is pretty ridiculous to be honest however.

Yes, Ragnarok is finally the title, and man this game hit all the notes of a PlayStation showpiece moment. The trailer takes up through all the feels, shows some new combat styles, the semi-open world and of course our Norse Gods cast. All very exciting stuff, and I don’t think anyone left feeling like we hadn’t seen enough of Kratos and son.

So there you have it folks, not exactly the gargantuan blowout many were expecting, but a few honest-to-goodness surprises were sprinkled in among other exciting releases. Let’s hope Sony doesn’t wait another year to fill us in once again.

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