No Man's Sky will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play

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No Man's Sky will not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play

The sprawling space exploration game is considered a single-player experience, despite its online features

No Man's Sky will not require the premium PlayStation Plus susbcription to play when it launches Aug. 9, Sony confirmed to Game Informer Australia.

There had been a concern it might be required because of the game's significant online infrastructure and the potential to meet other players in its vast space environment. However, the possibility of such contact is so remote that both Sony and developer Hello Games consider No Man's Sky to be a single-player game, thus exempting its online features from a PS Plus membership.

Pokémon Go still has secrets to uncover, from legendary finds to team leader lore

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Pokémon Go still has secrets to uncover, from legendary finds to team leader lore

But get ready to say goodbye to glitches and gym-poaching

Players have yet to discover all of Pokémon Go’s Easter eggs, Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke teased during a San Diego Comic-Con panel held yesterday. These include, among others, the game’s four biggest legendaries: Aritcuno, Moltres, Zapdos and Mewtwo.

"There are a certain set of Pokémon in the game right now," Hanke told moderator Chris Hardwick on stage; an archive of their conversation is on Periscope. "There are some rare ones that haven’t showed up yet that will be showing up."

Nintendo's share price plunges as investors realize it's not Pokémon Go's sole owner

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Nintendo's share price plunges as investors realize it's not Pokémon Go's sole owner

Stock drops 16 percent in first trading day after reminder to investors

On the first trading day after Nintendo told investors how much it really owns of Pokémon Go, the company's share price plunged 17 percent in the Japanese market.

Nintendo's stock price still is up more than 60 percent compared to what it was before Pokémon Go's July 5 launch. Still, Nintendo's reminder of how much it owns of The Pokémon Company, and therefore the limited nature of its revenue from Pokémon Go, helped shave about $6 billion off the company's market capitalization.

Sherlock debuts its trailer for a fourth season, but will there be a fifth?

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Sherlock debuts its trailer for a fourth season, but will there be a fifth?

Creators coy at Comic-Con

Sherlock teased the premiere of its fourth season with this trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, promising heavier action in the present-day take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fabled consulting detective.

In the trailer we see a story arc that is darker and more violent than the preceding three seasons. The program's last full season came in 2014, though the BBC did air a one-time special episode at the beginning of the year. The hiatus has been partly attributable to the schedule of Doctor Strange's Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the lead role.

Watch the first 30 seconds of Kojima Productions' first game — and every game

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Watch the first 30 seconds of Kojima Productions' first game — and every game

Here's the title sequence. It has a whale.

Kojima Productions has released its first trailer of itself, showing its mascot in action before, presumably, a video game transitions to a title menu.

Here is "Kojima Productions logo movie," by Kojima Productions. It highlights how users begin a Kojima Productions video game, unless they skip it. It takes place on the moon and features a breaching whale. No gameplay is shown.

Log into Xbox Live every five years, or say goodbye to that Gamertag

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Log into Xbox Live every five years, or say goodbye to that Gamertag

Gamertag only; anything bought on the account is still there

Did you log in to Xbox Live today? Fair warning: You need to log in at least once before July 24, 2021 if you want to hang on to your Gamertag. So you better set your cryo-pod to remind you to unfreeze and check in sometime between now and President Kardashian's inauguration.

The five-year login condition is one of the terms new to an amended services agreement Microsoft is putting into effect on Sept. 15. For most, this is not going to be a problem. But it does appear to be retroactive. In other words, if you haven't logged in since 2011, the clock's ticking on your Gamertag you better do it by Sept. 15, when this new term goes into effect. Gamertags purged by the five-year lapse will become available for others to choose when they create an account.

Final Fantasy 15 CG movie Kingsglaive arrives digitally in August, on disc in October

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Final Fantasy 15 CG movie Kingsglaive arrives digitally in August, on disc in October

And the film’s director wants to do more movies from here

We’ve known for a while that Kingsglaive, the CG film based on the world and characters of Final Fantasy 15, will receive a short North American theatrical run beginning Aug. 19. At Comic-Con, publisher Square Enix and distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment revealed when the movie will be more widely available.

Those looking to watch Kingsglaive digitally will have a slightly earlier opportunity, with the film planned to launch on various streaming and digital download channels on Aug. 30. If you’re waiting for a physical version, you’ll have to be patient; the Blu-Ray and DVD versions will not launch until Oct. 4.

The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

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The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

Plus, confirmations on other actors' characters

Danai Gurira, star of The Walking Dead and notable for her role on the show as Michonne, has officially joined the cast of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.

Gurira joined the rest of her Black Panther co-stars on stage during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Saturday, including Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Gurira will play the head of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther's personal bodyguards.