Spider-Man swings to the PS4 on September 7th

News that will get your spidey senses tingling



Spidey is swinging our way!

Announced and teased on the back half of 2017, we now know that the Spider-Man game developed by Insomniac games for the PS4 and PS4 Pro will be swinging our way on September 7, 2018.

He's here! Spidey getting ready to face-off against a bad dude

He’s here! Spidey getting ready to face-off against a bad dude

The game features an experienced Spider-Man — very different from his most recent mainstream appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he was recruited by Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War before going off on his standalone movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. In this game, Peter Parker is at his physical peak and has been crime-fighting in New York for some time now.

Spidey does more than just shoot webs

Spidey does more than just shoot webs

Spider-Man pre-order details

Eager webheads can now pre-order three versions of the game. The Standard Edition sells for US$ 59.99 which will give you either a disc or digital copy of the game. The Digital Deluxe edition, which sells for US$ 79.99, gives you the full game plus the Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps DLC that users will receive by March 2019. Lastly, there’s the Collector’s edition, available at US$ 149.99,  which gives you everything already mentioned plus the following: Custom Steelbook, White Spider Sticker, a Mini Artbook which contains unique, early-look concepts and unreleased artwork, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Statue by Gentle Giant.

Spider-Man PS4 Collector's Edition

Spider-Man PS4 Collector’s Edition

All pre-orders will receive bonus content: Spidey Suit Pack, Skill Points, Early Unlock of a Spider-Drone Gadget, Spider-Man PS4 Custom Theme, and a Spider-Man PSN Avatar.

Spidey's not shy about taking selfies

Spidey’s not shy about taking selfies

Excited? Here’s something in the meantime: You can download desktop and mobile wallpapers on the game’s announcement page.

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Playdate is a handheld gaming system with a crank

Yes, an actual crank



If you’re bored of the current gaming console landscape or are simply waiting for the next-gen PlayStation to come out, there’s this new handheld system that might keep you a little busy.

From a company named Panic, which is known for developing the popular game Firewatch, comes the Playdate. It may seem like a simple gaming system at first, but look to its right and you’ll see its defining feature: a crank.

The developer says that some titles will use this analog controller exclusively, while some won’t at all (which, to me, sorta defeats the purpose of placing that game on this console). Everything will be played on its monochrome screen with no backlighting.

You can see it in action here:

The spin here is that the Playdate will come with a subscription of 12 games — delivered to you once a week for 12 weeks. It’s part of the initial cost of US$ 149, but there’s no word yet if there’ll be subscriptions after that and how much they’ll cost.

Each game will be a surprise, which may or not be a good thing. Spending this much on an unproven console — and possibly more for succeeding subscriptions — could end up becoming a costly risk.

Orders will be accepted later this year, while actual shipping will happen in early 2020. For now, you can sign up through the official website to receive updates on its progress.

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Here’s an early look at the Sony PS5’s raw performance

Spoiler: It’s fast!



Even though Sony dished out some early info on the upcoming PlayStation 5 (should they choose to stick to the numbered naming scheme) and revealed that it’s more than just a mere upgrade, we don’t have any tangible data on what exactly to expect.

Fortunately, Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki was present at Sony’s most recent gaming presentation and had this video to show us:

What you see here is a comparison between the loading times of the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Make no mistake here: The next-generation console is incredibly fast! A lot of credit must be given to the built-in SSD the PS5 will ship with.

This should be taken with a grain of salt, however. Tech demos are often fixed to make the newer (and more expensive) product seem superior. To the next-gen console’s credit, it’ll come with the latest eight-core Ryzen chip and a custom GPU from AMD’s Radeon Navi, which are capable of 8K gaming and ray tracing when put together.

Sadly, we still don’t have a release date and Sony won’t announce anything at E3 next month. For now, savor your PS4 and its growing library of classics.

Via: Kotaku

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Minecraft Earth is like Pokémon Go but with building blocks



In a move that makes loads of sense, Minecraft is coming to mobile though an augmented reality app similar to Pokémon Go.

It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s arriving later this year with a beta phase happening during summer. The developers offered this trailer, but it does little to explain how the system would work.

Check it out:

The official website’s FAQ section, however, delves into more of the info we actually care about.

For one, it’ll be free to play and will include several of Minecraft‘s traditional features including world building and discovering/fighting mobs.

Concerning regional availability, the developers aren’t confirming these details just yet. If it’s anything like the issues Niantic experienced with Pokémon Go before, chances are this rollout will be gradual, too.

Finally, for the “Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?” question, the website has a definite “No” to answer that.

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS. Fingers crossed that there’ll be no delays. 🤞

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