God Of War Director Discusses Length Of Game

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God Of War Director Discusses Length Of Game

During the keynote presentation of PSX 2017, God of War director Cory Barlog had a quick discussion about the game's progress. Despite the lack of a new trailer or gameplay footage, Barlog did break down how long playtesters were taking to get through the whole game:

We are in the play testing phase. In fact, we just finished up a playtest. For the last four or five playlists we've been clocking in a total playtime that is somewhere in the arena of 25-35 hours.

Obviously, Barlog is talking about game that's unpolished, so keep that in mind, but that 10 hour discrepancy is interesting. Is it just a matter of playtesters grappling with the game's difficulty or maybe there are side quests and optional activities to complete?

The Last Guardian Getting Free Standalone VR Experience Next Week

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The Last Guardian Getting Free Standalone VR Experience Next Week

During the opening minutes of this year's PSX keynote, it was announced that The Last Guardian was getting a standalone 'experience' for PlayStation VR. This standalone game will be out on December 12 and is free.

Last Guardian VR, as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Shawn Layden called it, will run approximately 20 minutes. A few moments of footage displayed across the screen at the keynote showed the player looking at Trico in first-person. It's worth nothing that the tweet showcasing the trailer calls the standalone experience "a demo" for something larger, though no details have been given for how substantial, or different from the main game, Last Guardian VR is.

You can watch the experience in action here:

The Last Guardian Getting Free Standalone VR Experience Next Week

about X hours ago from
The Last Guardian Getting Free Standalone VR Experience Next Week

During the opening minutes of this year's PSX keynote, it was announced that The Last Guardian was getting a standalone 'experience' for PlayStation VR. This standalone game will be out on December 12 and is free.

Last Guardian VR, as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Shawn Layden called it, will run approximately 20 minutes. A few moments of footage displayed across the screen at the keynote showed the player looking at Trico in first-person.

For more on The Last Guardian, be sure to check out our review.

Weekend Warrior – Zelda Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

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Weekend Warrior – Zelda Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This weekend we're all still playing our respective games of catch up. Jeff Cork is catching up on some teen angst, Brian Shea is exploring Egypt, and many of us are returning to Hyrule for the new Breath of the Wild DLC that Nintendo just dropped. Let us know what you're playing in the comments below!

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I was playing Hollow Knight, and I am pretty close to the end, but man – Zelda DLC. I can’t say no. Sorry every other game I was playing. I will take a break, however, to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m in the middle of my playthroughs of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Cuphead, so I’ll probably keep going with those. However, with Gen 3 coming to Pokémon Go, you can be sure I’ll spend some time out and about filling up my Pokédex once again.

Weekend Warrior – Zelda Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – Zelda Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This weekend we're all still playing our respective games of catch up. Jeff Cork is catching up on some teen angst, Brian Shea is exploring Egypt, and many of us are returning to Hyrule for the new Breath of the Wild DLC that Nintendo just dropped. Let us know what you're playing in the comments below!

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – I was playing Hollow Knight, and I am pretty close to the end, but man – Zelda DLC. I can’t say no. Sorry every other game I was playing. I will take a break, however, to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m in the middle of my playthroughs of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Cuphead, so I’ll probably keep going with those. However, with Gen 3 coming to Pokémon Go, you can be sure I’ll spend some time out and about filling up my Pokédex once again.

Soulcalibur VI Revisits The Story And Era Of The First Game, Bandai Namco Confirms

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Soulcalibur VI Revisits The Story And Era Of The First Game, Bandai Namco Confirms

Bandai Namco revealed Soulcalibur VI last night by asking the question "Does your soul still burn?" They released a few details on the game today to help stoke that flame.

Soulcalibur VI will "revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters," Bandai Namco said. This seemed pretty obvious from the game's initial trailer, which showed a young Mitsurugi fighting against an equally young Sophitia and what appeared to be a quick montage of the story playing backward.

The game once again has the 8-way movement system that Soulcalibur is know for, as well as a new gameplay system called Reversal Edge which enables characters to clash against each other and follow-up with counterattacks based on their opponent's actions, like a super that focuses on reading your opponent.

Soulcalibur VI Revisits The Story And Era Of The First Game, Bandai Namco Confirms

about X hours ago from
Soulcalibur VI Revisits The Story And Era Of The First Game, Bandai Namco Confirms

Bandai Namco revealed Soulcalibur VI last night by asking the question "Does your soul still burn?" They released a few details on the game today to help stoke that flame.

Soulcalibur VI will "revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur to uncover hidden truths with a diverse lineup of new and returning characters," Bandai Namco said. This seemed pretty obvious from the game's initial trailer, which showed a young Mitsurugi fighting against an equally young Sophitia and what appeared to be a quick montage of the story playing backward.

The game once again has the 8-way movement system that Soulcalibur is know for, as well as a new gameplay system called Reversal Edge which enables characters to clash against each other and follow-up with counterattacks based on their opponent's actions, like a super that focuses on reading your opponent.

The Next U.S. Splatfest Pits Ugly Christmas Sweaters Vs. Ugly Christmas Socks

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The Next U.S. Splatfest Pits Ugly Christmas Sweaters Vs. Ugly Christmas Socks

Splatoon 2's Splatfests are always fascinating polling experiments, but they usually have one obvious choice and one terrible choice in the eye of the beholder. What happens, though, if both choices are terrible?

That's the question posted by this month's Splatfest, Sweaters vs. Socks - specifically, Christmas Sweaters vs. Christmas Socks. It is a journey into the very depths of your closet, finding all those things your aunt gave you that they bought at a Ross sale 11 months ago to save for Christmas.

As always, Splatfests have rewards for winning, but better rewards for the winning side, not that there is a moral winning side on this one. This is the first Splatfest since the game's major 2.0 update that came two weeks ago, so feel free to try the new weapons and customization additions while you're there.

The Next U.S. Splatfest Pits Ugly Christmas Sweaters Vs. Ugly Christmas Socks

about X hours ago from
The Next U.S. Splatfest Pits Ugly Christmas Sweaters Vs. Ugly Christmas Socks

Splatoon 2's Splatfests are always fascinating polling experiments, but they usually have one obvious choice and one terrible choice in the eye of the beholder. What happens, though, if both choices are terrible?

That's the question posted by this month's Splatfest, Sweaters vs. Socks - specifically, Christmas Sweaters vs. Christmas Socks. It is a journey into the very depths of your closet, finding all those things your aunt gave you that they bought at a Ross sale 11 months ago to save for Christmas.

As always, Splatfests have rewards for winning, but better rewards for the winning side, not that there is a moral winning side on this one. This is the first Splatfest since the game's major 2.0 update that came two weeks ago, so feel free to try the new weapons and customization additions while you're there.