Jim Ryan Takes Over As President Of Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Jim Ryan Takes Over As President Of Sony Interactive Entertainment

In a somewhat abrupt piece of news, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that Jim Ryan will be taking over for John Kodera as president and CEO of SIE. Kodera, who was appointed to the position after Andrew House left in October 2017, has been serving as the SIE leader for slightly over a year and will be exchanging positions with Ryan to focus more on the user and network experience areas.

Ryan has been at Sony since 1994 and long been a fixture and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. For the last year, Ryan has been Kodera's deputy president at SIE, but now appears to be taking the full role over.

In 2017, Ryan disparaged the idea of backwards compatibility for PlayStation consoles, telling Time "When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not actually used much." Ryan added "That, and I was at a Gran Turismo event recently where they had PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 games, and the PS1 and the PS2 games, they looked ancient, like why would anybody play this?"

Valve Issues VR Updates Because Beat Saber Players Exceed Limitations

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Valve Issues VR Updates Because Beat Saber Players Exceed Limitations

If you've seen Beat Saber, you know it could theoretically get very hectic. Beats are flying at you at ridiculous speeds and hitting every single one would really require some intense physical workouts. In fact, it gets so fast and furious that VR headsets like the Vive can't even keep up with how quickly you need to move because Valve thought they capped it at the limitations of human movement.

Turns out they were wrong!

In an update to the Steam Vive software today, Valve posted a small tidbit about an improvement to the lighthouses which track movement for the game's motion controllers.

Crackdown 3 Won't Ship With Competitive Multiplayer Parties

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Crackdown 3 Won't Ship With Competitive Multiplayer Parties

Crackdown 3 is coming out in just a few weeks and fans of the series are excited to co-op through the city together as private super agents making their own buddy cop movie. While players will get to run around Crackdown's open world together, it doesn't seem they will be able to do everything in the game together.

Wrecking Zone, Crackdown's cloud-based destructive multiplayer, puts multiple players in an arena that can basically be destroyed with the pull of a trigger or the press of a button. While it might be fun to team up with a friend to do this, according to creative director Joseph Staten, you won't be able to immediately.

Not for day one, no. Stay tuned for updates on our plans post-launch.

Four Marvel Animated Series Are Coming To Hulu

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Four Marvel Animated Series Are Coming To Hulu

Hulu and Marvel plan to release four animated shows based around some of Marvel’s crudest, quirkiest characters: Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K (or Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing), Hit-Monkey, and Tigra and Dazzler. 

Filmmaker Kevin Smith, of Clerks fame, will contribute to Howard the Duck as its lead writer and executive producer. Dave Willis (co-creator of  Aqua Teen Hunger Force) will work alongside Smith. The series will focus on the titular waterfowl’s fight against the maniacal Dr. Bong. Howard’s partner Beverly will also play a significant role in the narrative.  

Award-winning comedian Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum (an accredited writer for episodes of Community and American Dad!) will join creative forces for the production of M.O.D.O.K. The show follows a supervillian attempting to manage the mounting pressures in his public and personal lives. 

Tons Of Capcom Music Lands On Spotify

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Tons Of Capcom Music Lands On Spotify

If you listen to video game music, you might already be well-acquainted with the struggles of getting it on streaming services. Whether it's a licensing issue or merely low priority for services to get up for fans, it's hard to get some of your favorite tunes on the streaming platforms you use. If you're a Capcom fan that uses Spotify, though, you're in luck.

As discovered by Twitter user @_watsu, a large amount of Capcom music from games like Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Ace Attorney, Breath of Fire, and way more has suddenly dropped on Spotify.

So, Capcom just added uh
everything?
to their Spotify
There's way too much stuff to list but there's Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Phoenix Wright, Mega Man and lots of arranged albums too pic.twitter.com/pV8ykvgglF

Fallout 76 Player Accidentally Discovers In-Development Vault

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Fallout 76 Player Accidentally Discovers In-Development Vault

It's not hard to work your way to places you shouldn't be in Bethesda games. Sometimes players discover rooms that were meant to be in the game but didn't make the cut or items that weren't meant for public eyes. In the case of Fallout 76 this past weekend, it turned out to be an entire in-development vault.

When Fallout 76 player McStaken accidentally found himself inside a vault while playing another mission in the game, he quickly discovered that there was no way out. He posted about it on Reddit, which prompted him to poke around the vault and realize it was thus far undiscovered. In it, he found a trashed kitchen, furniture dotted along the vault, an Overseer's office, and a working terminal that says "Nice Job A--holes."

Bethesda's community manager eventually posted a comment in the thread confirming that he discovered an "under construction" vault: "Glad to hear you got in and out of the Vault in one piece. These Vaults are still under construction, but we look forward to sharing more on how they will become part of the game. In the meantime, we also appreciate when players like yourself let us know about stuff like this. We have shared with the team and will let you know if we have any follow up questions. Thank you!"

Axis & Allies Invades Steam Early Access

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Axis & Allies Invades Steam Early Access

Developer Beamdog announced an online adaptation of Axis & Allies, the long-running World War II-themed board game, aptly titled, Axis & Allies Online. For anyone unfamiliar, Axis & Allies tasks players with maneuvering and battling for control over the board as either, as you might expect, the Axis or Allied powers.

This is not the first time that Axis & Allies has been translated to a video game. It was brought to PC in 2004, and while that had an online component to it, it was primarily a single-player affair. Axis & Allies Online looks to adapt the 1942 Second Edition of the board game with up to five players taking turns. It will also allow for asynchronous play if you need to take a break.

The nature of the board game seems a smart fit for this style of play. This seems especially well-suited for anyone who likes to play board games, but where the hard part is actually wrangling a group of people together to play. This will serve that audience quite well assuming the game manages to maintain the specific flavor of the board game. It’s currently available in Steam Early Access on Windows, Mac, and Linux for $19.99. Take a look at the – very brief – teaser below.

Did You Know Gaming Video Centers Around No More Heroes Trivia

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Did You Know Gaming Video Centers Around No More Heroes Trivia

Did You Know Gaming, a YouTube channel dedicated towards trivia about video games, has released a video that takes a deep dive into the No More Heroes series.

The video looks at the series' history and beginnings, all the way to the latest release (Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes) on Nintendo Switch. Learn about the real-life personalities that influenced the creation of Travis Touchdown, including Johnny Knoxville from the Jackass film series and former UFC heavyweight and professional wrestler Josh Barnett.

Another interesting tidbit is how Travis' Japanese name, Torabisu Tacchidaun, is the reason behind the recurring tiger imagery in the series. "Tora" in Japanese means tiger.

This Resident Evil 2 Mod Brings Back The Classic UI

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This Resident Evil 2 Mod Brings Back The Classic UI

Although the Resident Evil 2 remake brings a fresh makeover and a new over-the-shoulder camera perspective, there's still a way to bring that classic touch back to the remake.

This mod, that's available for download at Nexus Mods, brings back parts of the original's classic UI. While this mod, you'll have a retro health bar, classic Claire and Leon portraits beside save files, the classic inventory UI, and the original logo and font on the title screen.

For more on Resident Evil 2, click here to see how the remake would look with the original's fixed camera perspective. You can also read our review of the remake here.

YouTuber Recreates Persona 5's Joker With Over 46,000 Dominoes

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YouTuber Recreates Persona 5's Joker With Over 46,000 Dominoes

TheDominoKing, a YouTuber that skillfully pays homage to pop culture and video games with domino sets, has uploaded a new video that looks at an impressive new creation. 

This video shows how he used 46,759 dominoes to build a domino-made replica of Joker and several bits of images from the game. We see the logo for the Phantom Thieves and different phrases from the game written in Persona 5's iconic fonts. 

The video took TheDominoKing two weeks to complete.