Sony Kicks Off Summer Digital Event With PS Plus Preorder Discounts

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Sony Kicks Off Summer Digital Event With PS Plus Preorder Discounts

Sony is launching its Play 2015 promotion next week, with four high-profile digital games rolling out over the course of the next month. While we wait for Journey, N++, Galak-Z, and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture to hit, the company is giving a discount for players who plan ahead.

PlayStation Plus members get a 20-percent discount for preordering the games they're interested in downloading. Players who purchase two or more Play 2015 titles from today until the cutoff date of August 18 get a digital coupon for 10 percent off a future purchase.

Here's the schedule, along with the price (and discounted price):

Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass Holders Can Wear Michael Keaton’s Suit

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Batman has been played by many actors, but few surprised us as much as Michael Keaton did in Tim Burton’s 1989 film. Season pass holders will get to wield Batman’s wonderful toys dressed up in the suit from that film.

You’ll also get to drive the flashy version of the Batmobile that Keaton’s Batman drove. Check out those hubcaps.

Also coming to the season pass is the Bat-family skins pack. This includes 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, the Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman, and the Original Arkham Nightwing. Both packs are coming in August.

Canceled Xevious Atari 2600 Game Alive & Playable

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A near-complete version of a canceled Atari 2600 port of the top-down arcade shooter Xevious has been found, and it's in great working order. Thanks to preservation organization The Digital Game Museum, you can even play this title at this weekend's California Extreme classic arcade expo.

The game is on a test cartridge dated January 1984, and the project itself was thought to be abandoned (along with a port for the Atari 5200) due to corporate restructuring at the time.

This port of Xevious is more complete than other known versions, containing elements like enemy waves and music.

Metal Gear Solid V Box Art Updated To Remove Kojima Name And Logo

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For months now, rumors of strife between Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and his longtime publisher, Konami, have been swirling. While comments from both parties intended to assuage fan concern have been issued, other evidence has indicated that not all is well in the relationship.

Box art for catalog games has been changed to remove Kojima’s name, and recently the Japanese voice actor for Snake indicated the studio was forced to disband. Yesterday, Konami released updated box art for Metal Gear Solid V that further distances Kojima from the game.

For years, Metal Gear titles have born the words “A Hideo Kojima Game.” While that was removed from the online image representing the game some months ago, it’s only now that the actual box mockups have been updated to remove the attribution.

Where's Our Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Review?

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Where's Our Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Review?

After a year off, EA Sports brings back its PGA Tour franchise with the first iteration on the new systems. We've played the game up and down, but are holding off posting our review for an important reason.

As much as we've played of the game, we want to wait to post our review until we have more time with the game's online mode. The title features asynchronous tournaments where you post a score to a leaderboard, but it also has head-to-head online ranked and unranked matches where all golfers will play simultaneously – a first for the series.

Despite this addition to the game, we're a little disappointed that the overall feature set is pared down from previous years, including one fundamental change in how you progress your golfer in the game's career mode.

Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Collector's Edition Ever?

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Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Collector's Edition Ever?

Last week, we gave you our picks for the best collector's editions of 2015. The list is varied and features titles from multiple genres and publishers, but the games all have one thing in common: they have the potential to drain your bank account with enticing bonuses.

Expensive collector's editions are nothing new, however. I have fond memories of unboxing some of the greatest collector's editions of the past decade and finding a spot for the bonus pack-in items. I have my Halo 3 Master Chief helmet prominently displayed in my apartment, and I went out of my way to hunt down all of the Mass Effect and Gears of War collector's editions even though some of them were quite pricey. Even though I never splurged on any of them, I also love all of the collector's editions of the Batman: Arkham series – at least until the Arkham Knight collector's edition was unceremoniously canceled due to quality issues with the Batmobile.

Which collector's editions stick out in your mind as your favorite? Are there any you regret skipping? Does your favorite collector's editions coincide with your favorite games?

Prototype Biohazard Bundle Quietly Releases On Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Version Incoming?

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Activision and Radical Entertainment have quietly re-released their super anti-hero games from last generation on Xbox One. Few details exist surrounding the re-release of the two Prototype games, as no official announcement was made leading up to the launch, but trophies and achievements leaked a couple weeks back hinting at such a release on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Prototype Biohazard Bundle includes Prototype and Prototype 2, as well as the downloadable content for each title. The odd part about this bundle is that it appears to have very little (if any) in terms of visual upgrades. If the titles are remastered at all for Xbox One, the description doesn't mention anything about the effort, nor do the screenshots do much in way of demonstrating the upgrade.

The Prototype Biohazard Bundle is available now on Xbox One for $49.99 and, if the leaks from last month are true, will be available on PlayStation 4 at some point (the original leaks cite July 14 as a release date).

Here Are All Of The Songs Confirmed To Appear On The Rock Band 4 Disc So Far

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Here Are All Of The Songs Confirmed To Appear On The Rock Band 4 Disc So Far

The Rock Band series is coming back this year after a multi-year hiatus, and as is the case with any music game, fans are anxiously awaiting the announcements regarding the songs included with the price of admission. The Rock Band franchise has always led the way in offering the most robust song library through its revolutionary downloadable content schedule, which saw the developer releasing multiple songs every week for several years. Not only will Harmonix be bringing new songs to fans through songs on the Rock Band 4 disc, but through more DLC.

Check out all of the songs Harmonix has officially confirmed to appear on the Rock Band 4 disc below. If you'd like to see a similar list for Guitar Hero Live, you can check out the confirmed songs here.

In addition to these songs, players will have access to the more than 1,000 songs from the series' past. In addition to the robust library, Harmonix has also added new features to the core gameplay of previous games. If you'd like to learn more about the gameplay of Rock Band 4, you can check out our hands-on impressions here.

Jump Out Of Your Seat With The Five Nights At Freddy's 4 Trailer

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Scott Cawthon’s Five Nights At Freddy's series has amasses an impressive catalog in a short amount of time. The first Five Nights game released less than a year ago, but the speedy developer is already working on a Five Nights at Freddy's 4.

After watching this crazy trailer for what has been called the final chapter for the series, watch us play the third game, and then start preparing yourself upcoming film.

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