Oct 09, 4:17 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Rishabh Jain 10/29/17 AT 8:20 AM Sony is set to hold one of the biggest PlayStation events of the year at the Paris Games Week, which begins at 12:00 a.m. EDT on Oct. 31.The company announced that it would launch 21 game updates one hour before the event. These would include seven “all-new” game announcements about games for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. “Plan to tune in early at 8:00am! We’ll begin with an introductory livestream featuring 21 game updates, including seven all-new game announcements for PS4 and PS VR. You won’t want to miss it. Then at 9:00 a.m, our Media Showcase will give you an exclusive new look at the next wave of huge PlayStation titles,” a blog post at the company's website read.Sony had indicated in June that it had not announced all of its 2017 games at the E3 event held between … [Read more...] about Sony Paris Games Week Event: PS5, VR Games Likely to Launch
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The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California is one of the biggest industry events — and for some attendees, it’s indispensable. For South African developers, it’s a rare opportunity to get face time with publishers, platform owners, and other devs. It’s a huge commitment that can cost an enormous portion of their annual salary just to attend. At GDC, I went to the South African booth to learn more about what it’s like to create games in an emerging market. I sat down with a few developers — Nyamakop founders Cukia “Sugar” Kimani and Ben Myres, artist and designer Dorian Dutrieux, and Nick Hall from the trade association Interactive Entertainment South Africa (IESA). It’s not the first time any of them have attended GDC, but it’s the first time South Africa has had an official booth, though Hall’s organization has previously set it up at Gamescom and Paris Game Connection. “[Gamescom] draws from the … [Read more...] about The IndieBeat: Why South African game developers are starting their own industry event
The PS4 title, unveiled at Paris Games Week, is about a young boy called Ash. He loves illustration and regularly doodles in his notebook. The story begins with a group of bullies stealing the book, tearing out the pages and scattering them across the city. Ash, undeterred, embarks on a quest to find them all and restore the notebook. Along the way, he discovers a paintbrush and the power to bring his creations to life. Suddenly, every building and back-alley is a canvas brimming with magical possibility.With these newfound abilities, Ash can draw moving landscapes and helpful creatures. But the bullies from before are still on the prowl, ready to pounce on Ash if they catch him trying to make the town a brighter, friendlier place. Just like Jet Set Radio, Ash must traverse the environment and leave his mark while avoiding these enemies. Should he be spotted, you can climb up onto the rooftops with an expansive set of parkour moves. He doesn't have rollerskates, but they're impressive … [Read more...] about ‘Concrete Genie’ is a game about bullying and street art
And that’s a wrap on 2017. We’ve played some amazing games in VR this year but, as always, we’re wondering what’s next. It’s a bit of a tradition here now to round up all the big releases we’re looking forward to in the coming year, so that’s exactly what we’ve done. This year’s list is the biggest one yet, and that’s without including scores of promising titles already in Early Access. With VR headsets now cheaper than they’ve ever been before, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year to jump in on the fun. Ace Combat 7 – PSVR (hands-on) It might not be the full game, but Ace Combat 7’s VR mode still sounds like it will be a worthwhile and thrilling affair. Hop into the cockpit of an elite aircraft and pull of cinematic stunts as you engage in massive dogfights. We were hoping to play this in 2017, but delays suggest that developer Project Aces is making sure it nails the experience. The American Dream – … [Read more...] about 55 VR games to look forward to in 2018
Amid all sorts of rumors and speculation, earlier today OnePlus CEO Pete Lau killed two birds with one stone. In a message posted on his company's own forum, he not only confirmed that OnePlus' next handset will have a 3.5mm wireless jack, he called it the OnePlus 5T by name. Thus, rumors that this would be the name of the next model from OnePlus turned out to be right on.Teasers from OnePlus show that the 5T will probably be the same physical size as the OnePlus 5, but will sport a larger screen because of the narrower bezels. It is the same effect that makes the Apple iPhone X smaller in size than the Apple iPhone 7 Plus even though it is equipped with a larger screen. The OnePlus 5 carries a 5.5-inch display.Today, a tweet taken by e-Sports player Alessandro Palmarini included a photo of someone holding what could very well be the OnePlus 5T. Check out the thinner bezels compared to the OnePlus 5 that happens to be right next to the new model. Considering that Palmarini's … [Read more...] about OnePlus 5T appears in photograph snapped in Paris?