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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida on the risky business of virtual reality

“We didn’t set out from pricing first because we knew that getting VR right was going to be a big challenge. We had internal technical milestones that we wanted to hit.” …


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Sony’s Having A ‘Launch Party’ For Six Upcoming Games

Sony has announced a “Launch Party” event to celebrate the release of six games over the next month and a half. The news comes with the announcement of release dates for a few of the offerings.

Each of the six games will be discounted 10 percent for pre-orders. Here’s what you can expect and when:

3/15/2016 – Salt and Sanctuary
3/22/2016 – Day of the Tentacle Remastered
4/5/2016 – Enter The Gungeon
4/12/2016 – Stories: The Path of Destinies
4/19/2016 – Invisible Inc.
4/26/2016 – Alienation

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You can get a quick look at each of these in the trailer above. You can also find our coverage of each linked to their names.

 

Our Take
I'm always glad to see indies get some attention, and grouping them together in this way creates a critical mass. I'm eager to check out Enter the Gungeon in final release (as I've enjoyed it in preview). I also will finally get a chance to play Day of the Tentacle, which I missed so many years ago. 

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Learn about PlayStation VR, direct from Sony’s Richard Marks

In his speech from Unity’s Vision AR/VR Summit, Sony’s Magic Lab man provides an overview of development for the upcoming platform and showcases Sony’s internally developed VR experiences. …


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Learn about PlayStation VR, direct from Sony’s Richard Marks

In his speech from Unity’s Vision AR/VR Summit, Sony’s Magic Lab man provides an overview of development for the upcoming platform and showcases Sony’s internally developed VR experiences. …


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Sony’s ‘Let’s Play’ trademark looking dead after second rejection

The company’s attempt to trademark the widely used term for use with its PlayStation consoles seems dead in the water for good, this time. …


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What legal experts think of Sony’s ‘Let’s Play’ trademark claim

We asked several attorneys with expertise in patents and intellectual property to weigh in on Sony’s attempt to trademark the term ‘Let’s Play.’ …


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Law firm formally protests Sony’s ‘Let’s Play’ trademark attempt

The McArthur Law Firm, which specializes in video game law, is making a show of formally protesting Sony Computer Entertainment’s recent attempt to trademark the term “Let’s Play.”  …


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Sony’s attempts to own ‘Let’s Play’ rebuffed by Patent and Trademark Office

Sony Computer Entertainment America has tried, and failed, to trademark the term ‘Let’s Play.” …


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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Picks A Fight With A Galaxy Peace Keeper In New No Man’s Sky Footage

Sony's president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida got a chance to play some No Man's Sky (something he was clearly very eager to do) in a new PlayStation Experience video.

Rather than take in the beautiful vistas, examine the wildlife, or name discoveries after himself, Yoshida immediately opened fire on the galaxy's peace keepers. Yoshida reached the equivalent of a GTA wanted level two, but died at the hand of a giant walking sentinel while lamenting that his gun wasn't strong enough.

You can check out the video, which shows off new No Man's Sky footage and some new planets, below. No Man's Sky releases June of 2016.

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For more on No Man’s Sky, check out our coverage from January 2015.

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Rounding Up Sony’s PlayStation Experience Indie Announcements And Trailers

Sony had a number of indie game announcements during its PlayStation Experience press conference today, and we've rounded them up in one place.

Indie, or course, does not necessarily always imply the literal translation of the word, but rather defines a smaller, more artistic game made by a small group of creators. Here's what was featured during Sony's press conference today.

Brutal
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With an art direction inspired by ASCII art, Brutal really has an aesthetic all its own.

Day of the Tentacle
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The classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure game is making its triumphant return on PlayStation 4.

Dead Star
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Sony showed off a new mode for the overhead space shooter during its press conference.

Hob
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The makers of Torchlight comes a world full of puzzles and action.

The Tomorrow Children
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Q-Games, known for hte Pixel Junk series, announced a closed beta for January with a new trailer.

Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey
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A Final Fantasy writer and composer have come together for this game that borrows mechanics from games like Final Fantasy, Valkyrie Profile, and Dragon's Crown.

Adult Swim Games
Known
predominantly for late night animated television on Cartoon Network,
Adult Swim has been dabbling in the games publishing business for years,
but it is expanding to bring a number of games to PlayStation 4. Below
are a handful of indie games heading to Sony's console care of Adult
Swim.

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Death's Gambit

The game appears to take inspiration from games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Ray's the Dead

Developer Ragtag Studio defines Ray's the Dead as a, "story driven action-stealth-puzzler."

Duck Game

A pixelated platformer that looks like it shares an absurd aesthetic with #IDARB.

Rain World

A platformer in a strange, imposing world that recalls the excellect Ori and the Blind Forest.

Small Radios Big Televisions

A puzzle game, though it's unclear exactly how its mechanics work.

Headlander

The next game from Double Fine, the creators of Psychonauts and Broken Age, Headlander stars an astronaut who can remove his head to take control of robots.

For more indie games from PSX of the virtual reality variety, head here. For a round-up of games that were surprise releases today, head here.

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