Project Morpheus Launch Lineup To Take Shape At E3

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Project Morpheus Launch Lineup To Take Shape At E3

The Project Morpheus VR headset already has a near-final prototype, which means developers now know the technical specs of the device and can transition from making short technical demos to producing full-fledged interactive projects. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida says we can expect to see some of this content from both first- and third-parties at E3.

"In terms of numbers, I think we will have quite a good number of games at launch, because they are already in development," Yoshida says. "But at the same time, the important thing is how compelling these experiences are. We haven't shown the real games yet; we've only shown demos. Many teams are working on games – some of them we are trying to show at E3, and probably third parties as well, because we don't have the kit to provide to many teams, including our own teams as of yet. We will start to do that in late April or May, just in time for E3. So at E3, you will be able to see not entire lineups, but parts of lineups that are coming. And then you can make your own judgment. I'm pretty excited for it."

The Morpheus is slated to launch in the first half of 2016. To read our impressions of the demos on display at E3, click here.

Sony's Yoshida: PSN Is Attacked By Hackers Every Day

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Sony's Yoshida: PSN Is Attacked By Hackers Every Day

The holiday joy of unwrapping a new console was ruined for many when Microsoft and Sony were hit with crippling attacks that downed both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network just as players were trying to download updates or jump online with friends. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida says these attacks happen more than you may think.

During a conversation at GDC, we asked Yoshida how the Sony plans to minimize these disruptions moving forward. "We are always always working against these attacks," he says. "Actually, an attack happens every day. Literally every day. Some days are bigger and some days smaller. Some days they devise new means, new ways - it's like cat and mouse. We have a partner company we work with, and we always update the new ways the attacker might deploy, so it is a constant battle."

Earlier in the week, Microsoft head Phil Spencer told us that Xbox and PlayStation are cooperating to find new ways of preventing these attacks.

Weekend Warrior 3/6/2015

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This weekend Helldivers is by far the most popular choice at Game Informer followed by Monster Hunter 4. Some of the interns are working their way through Danganronpa and are grappling with despair. What are you playing this weekend? Be sure to share in the comments below!

Brian Shea(@BrianPShea): This weekend, I’m playing more Assassin’s Creed Unity and Majora’s Mask 3D. In between those two, I might play some Helldivers and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.

Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves): On a whim, I decided to start paying Oddworld: New 'n’ Tasty! and now I kind of feel like playing through the whole thing. I’m also excited about continuing my play through of Helldivers and I might play some more Axiom Verge, because that game is awesome. Also, did you know I also wrote a book. Kill Screen, it might change your life.

BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend Hits This Summer

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BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend Hits This Summer

Aksys Games has announced that BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend is coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and the Xbox One in both physical and digital forms sometime this summer. BBCPEX is the enhanced edition of BlazBlue Chronophantasma, the third main entry in the BlazBlue series.

Two new characters are joining the roster, Lambda 11 and Celica, which brings the total number of fighters up to 28. While Lambda is a returning character from Continuum Shift, Celica is a brand new character who fights with the doll Minerva.

Lambda returning might sound confusing for some series fans, but essentially she was brought back to divide Nu-13’s Chronophantasma moveset in half between Nu and Lambda. Each character gets one of the two stances given to Nu-13 in Chronophantasma in order to make the character less complicated to play.

One Hundred Million Enemies Defeated In Helldivers

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One Hundred Million Enemies Defeated In Helldivers

Helldivers is a twist on classic twin-stick shooter mechanics, putting players in the middle of a galactic war and surrounding them with carnage. The enemies (and bullets) are too numerous to count...or so we thought. It turns out that counting the enemies isn't so hard after all.

Sony's Scott Rohde revealed over Twitter that players have gunned down 100,000,000 enemies:

ONE HUNDRED MILLION enemies have already been killed by the #Helldivers - keep up the good work! pic.twitter.com/0IJJ1ioTR8

Reader Discussion: What Is Your Favorite Song From The Legend Of Zelda Series?

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Last weekend, we ran a poll asking you what game franchise had the best music. While Final Fantasy and Halo racked up a lot of support from our readers, The Legend of Zelda secured nearly 30% of the vote and came away with the victory.

Now, we want to take it a step further. Even if you didn't vote for the Zelda franchise in our poll, it's safe to say that, from day one, Link's many adventures have been accompanied by some pretty excellent music. We want to know what your favorite song from this long-running series is.

Whether you're talking the beloved "Gerudo Valley Theme" from Ocarina of Time, the recent "Lorule Overworld Theme" from A Link Between Worlds, or even the iconic "Overworld Theme" from most games in the series, you're bound to have a favorite. I'm personally a fan of all of the ones I just listed, but I'm also a sucker for "Saria's Song" and "Song of Storms" from Ocarina of Time, as well as many, many songs from Wind Waker. Let us know what your favorite tunes from the Zelda franchise are in the comments below.

Launch Edition Bonuses For Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Detailed

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Launch Edition Bonuses For Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Detailed

Atlus has revealed what bonuses those who pick up the launch edition of the enhanced version of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 will receive. In addition to a soundtrack and a collectible box, those who pick up Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker early on will also receive several sheets of decals.[Excerpts]

The soundtrack CD features an arrangement by Atlus' Shoji Meguro, who has composed the music for several titles across the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei franchises. The decals spotlight several characters, including Io, Daichi, Yamato, and Miyako, as well as logos from within the game.

Devil Survivor 2 was originally released in North America in 2012 on DS. Record Breaker is being called an "upmake" by Atlus, as it's both an upgrade and a remake. This version adds more voiceover work, a new story arc with over 30 hours of gameplay, and StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker launches May 5 for Nintendo 3DS.

This Week In Mobile – GDC Gives A Look At What’s To Come

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This Week In Mobile – GDC Gives A Look At What’s To Come

This week in mobile has been dominated by news coming out of GDC. With the convention drowning out any new releases, it’s time to take a look at some of the more interesting mobile games that hit the show-floor this year.

This War of MineDeveloper: 11 bitPlatform(s): iOS (iPad)

Game Informer’s PC Editor, Dan Tack, walked away impressed by This War Of Mine when it released late last year, as did many others. Now, those who didn’t have an avenue through which to experience the grim survival game when it launched on PC will have another option. Developer 11 bit says it’s committed to keeping the iPad version as close to the original as possible, and that the game will be releasing as a premium app instead of free to play.

Mega64 Sketch Shows A Sakaguchi Trapped By Final Fantasy

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Mega64 Sketch Shows A Sakaguchi Trapped By Final Fantasy

Legendary game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi is most well-known for blazing trails in the RPG genre with the Final Fantasy series, but what if it was all by accident? YouTube channel Mega64 explores this idea in hilarious fashion with a video starring the man himself.

The sketch starts out as a young Sakaguchi is ready to leave behind the world of video game development after he finishes one final game on his contract. When that game turns out to be a massive hit, he gets locked in to make more entries in the series against his will. You can check out the sketch below.

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College eSports Event To Be Televised On ESPN

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College eSports Event To Be Televised On ESPN

Blizzard Entertainment, in conjunction with ESPN, have announced that Heroes of the Dorm, a collegiate eSports competition coming this Spring, will be televised through the ESPN Network. The event has students across North America battle each other on the beta of Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena, Heroes of The Storm.

This event is the first collegiate eSports tournament to receive live television coverage. Over $450,000 towards tuition will be available in prizes as students compete head-to-head. The winning team will be awarded up to $25,000 per year tuition for their remaining academic careers. Players that make it to the final Heroic Four round will each be given a high performance gaming PC with Heroes of the Storm accessories.

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