No PlayStation Experience Convention In 2018

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No PlayStation Experience Convention In 2018

PlayStation Experience, the yearly convention held by Sony to celebrate the PlayStation brand and show off new games, is not being held this year, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden. Layden confirmed the news on the PSBlogcast today, suggesting that there just isn't enough to show this year.

"Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we're looking down in 2019 to games like Dreams and Days Gone, but we wouldn't have enough to bring people together in some location in North America to have that event," Layden said. "We don't want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it."

The convention has been held in North America since 2014, with both large and small announcements from Sony over the years. Last year took a left turn to a smaller, more intimate chat instead of a larger stage show, focusing less on announcements and more on talking to developers, which turned out to disappoint a number of fans. With the convention taking place so close to The Game Awards, trailers were even repurposed and shown again without new content.

No PlayStation Experience Convention In 2018

about X hours ago from
No PlayStation Experience Convention In 2018

PlayStation Experience, the yearly convention held by Sony to celebrate the PlayStation brand and show off new games, is not being held this year, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden. Layden confirmed the news on the PSBlogcast today, suggesting that there just isn't enough to show this year.

"Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we're looking down in 2019 to games like Dreams and Days Gone but we wouldn't have enough to bring people together in some location in North America to have that event," Layden said. "We don't want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it."

The convention has been held in North America since 2014, with both large and small announcements from Sony over the years. Last year took a left turn to a smaller, more intimate chat instead of a larger stage show, focusing less on announcements and more on talking to developers, which turned out to disappoint a number of fans. With the convention taking place so close to The Game Awards, trailers were even repurposed and shown again without new content.

Kingdom Hearts III's Opening Theme Music Is A Collaboration Between Utada Hikaru And Skrillex

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Kingdom Hearts III's Opening Theme Music Is A Collaboration Between Utada Hikaru And Skrillex

Last night, Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts III's opening theme, a new composition for the third game in the main series. The previous two titles featured tracks "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary" from Japanese popstar Utada Hikaru. Kingdom Hearts III's track, titled "Don't Think Twice," is also created and performed by Utada Hikaru, but Square-Enix and Disney tapped dubstep artist Skrillex to remix the song, as well. That remix has turned into a collaboration and the new track, "Face My Fears," is a joint effort between the Japanese popstar, the electronic dance music producer, and Justin Bieber producer Poo Bear.

Square Enix points out that the friendship between Utada Hikaru and Skrillex lead to the new track and its placement in Kingdom Hearts III as the game's opening music. "Face My Fears" will be released and put on sale on January 19, one week ahead of the game, alongside "Don't Think Twice," which was previewed earlier this year and you can find a clip of below.

Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to release on January 25 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Kingdom Hearts III's Opening Theme Music Is A Collaboration Between Utada Hikaru And Skrillex

about X hours ago from
Kingdom Hearts III's Opening Theme Music Is A Collaboration Between Utada Hikaru And Skrillex

Last night, Square Enix revealed that Kingdom Hearts III's opening theme, a new composition for the third game in the main series. The previous two titles featured tracks "Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary" from Japanese popstar Utada Hikaru. Kingdom Hearts III's track, titled "Don't Think Twice," is also created and performed by Utada Hikaru, but Square-Enix and Disney tapped dubstep artist Skrillex to remix the song, as well. That remix has turned into a collaboration and the new track, "Face My Fears," is a joint effort between the Japanese popstar, the electronic dance music producer, and Justin Bieber producer Poo Bear.

Square Enix points out that the friendship between Utada Hikaru and Skrillex lead to the new track and its placement in Kingdom Hearts III as the game's opening music. "Face My Fears" will be released and put on sale on January 19, one week ahead of the game, alongside "Don't Think Twice," which was previewed earlier this year and you can find a clip of below.

Kingdom Hearts III is scheduled to release on January 25 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Yu-Gi-Oh! Danger! Thunderbird!

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Exclusive Card Reveal: Yu-Gi-Oh! Danger! Thunderbird!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Soul Fusion booster set is scheduled to launch on October 19, and with it, a slew of new cards to collect. If you can't wait to crack open your first Soul Fusion pack in a couple weeks, we have an exclusive reveal for the upcoming booster: the Danger! Thunderbird! card.

The Danger! Thunderbird! card is a Secret Rare card that continues the Danger! theme that debuted in the Cybernetic Horizon set earlier this year. When you activate the effect of a Danger! monster, your opponent must try to find the cryptid in your hand.

If they don't find it, the Danger! monster is special summoned to the field and you get to draw a card for free. If they do find it, it's discarded but triggers the bonus effect.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Yu-Gi-Oh Danger! Thunderbird!

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Card Reveal: Yu-Gi-Oh Danger! Thunderbird!

The Yu-Gi-Oh Soul Fusion booster set is scheduled to launch on October 19, and with it, a slew of new cards to collect. If you can't wait to crack open your first Soul Fusion pack in a couple weeks, we have an exclusive reveal for the upcoming booster: the Danger! Thunderbird! card.

The Danger! Thunderbird! card is a Secret Rare card that continues the Danger! theme that debuted in the Cybernetic Horizon set earlier this year. When you activate the effect of a Danger! monster, your opponent must try to find the cryptid in your hand.

If they don't find it, the Danger! monster is special summoned to the field and you get to draw a card for free. If they do find it, it's discarded but triggers the bonus effect.

The Crew 2 Gets Free Weekend On PC With New Update

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The Crew 2 Gets Free Weekend On PC With New Update

If you like cars, and also like driving in those cars, then Ubisoft is eager for you to take The Crew 2 for a spin. The open world driving game released earlier this year and let players drive, boat, and fly their way across America in various races and events. Ubisoft's first free update to the game, Gator Rush, came out this week, and the publisher is celebrating by making The Crew 2 free to play this weekend.

Starting today, players can download The Crew 2 and play through the entire game. The new Gator Rush update includes a new difficulty level, a new Ace mode, and a lot of swamp-based vehicles and tracks to get the rush of speed that can only be combined with muck.

The free weekend is only through Uplay PC, so it's not available on the other platforms you can find the game on, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can find our review of The Crew 2 right here.

The Crew 2 Gets Free Weekend On PC With New Update

about X hours ago from
The Crew 2 Gets Free Weekend On PC With New Update

If you like cars, and also like driving in those cars, then Ubisoft is eager for you to take The Crew 2 for a spin. The open world driving game released earlier this year and let players drive, boat, and fly their way across America in various races and events. Ubisoft's first free update to the game, Gator Rush, came out this week, and the publisher is celebrating by making The Crew 2 free to play this weekend.

Starting today, players can download The Crew 2 and play through the entire game. The new Gator Rush update includes a new difficulty level, a new Ace mode, and a lot of swamp-based vehicles and tracks to get the rush of speed that can only be combined with muck.

The free weekend is only through Uplay PC, so it's not available on the other platforms you can find the game on, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can find our review of The Crew 2 right here.

Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

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Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

Developer Blue Mammoth Games, creators of Smash Bros.-like Brawlhalla, were acquired by Ubisoft just a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was this announcement that made the armor-clad Shovel Knight realize there was an indie fighting game out there that he wasn't a part of, but regardless of why, Shovel Knight and some of the game's cast are joining in what is now Ubisoft's new platform fighter.

King Knight, Black Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight are also joining Shovel Knight in the game. While the blog post refers to them as skins rather than characters, it notes that they include unique animation and signature effects, as well. Details of when they will be released are still forthcoming.

The group joins Rayman, which is also coming soon to the free-to-play fighter. Brawlhalla is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

about X hours ago from
Shovel Knight Cast Join Brawlhalla

Developer Blue Mammoth Games, creators of Smash Bros.-like Brawlhalla, were acquired by Ubisoft just a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was this announcement that made the armor-clad Shovel Knight realize there was an indie fighting game out there that he wasn't a part of, but regardless of why, Shovel Knight and some of the game's cast are joining in what is now Ubisoft's new platform fighter.

King Knight, Black Knight, Plague Knight and Specter Knight are also joining Shovel Knight in the game. While the blog post refers to them as skins rather than characters, it notes that they include unique animation and signature effects, as well. Details of when they will be released are still forthcoming.

The group joins Rayman, which is also coming soon to the free-to-play fighter. Brawlhalla is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.