Gamers might soon be kissing DVDs and huge downloads goodbye, at least if their games mostly come from Sony's PlayStation catalog. Although no demo was available at CES 2014, Sony has announced the next big leap in game streaming via a new PlayStation Now service coming first to the US.
Today on what very well may be one of the best days of the year to stay at home and play video games, Sony has disabled a collection of PlayStation Network abilities. This disabling of features for the PSN has to do with the network being a bit overloaded - imagine that, today of all days - so they're looking to lighten the load.
If you're a fan of the Lego video game franchise you will be interested to hear that a new video game in the franchise launched this week called Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The video game is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, and Windows computers. The video game is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and was developed by TT Games.
The PlayStation 3 is the most popular device for Netflix streaming, so it makes sense that the company is launching its new feature exclusively on the console for now. It's called Max, and it's pretty much a personal assistant of sorts that recommends new movies and TV shows that you might be interested in watching.
When you think of prison, cells with computers and gaming consoles aren't likely the first things to cross your mind. They are a reality for some prisoners, however, and one Australian inmate has taken legal action over years of being denied a computer and, more recently, an in-cell PlayStation 3 console. Julian Knight is serving 7 life sentences.
Netflix has released an update for its PlayStation 3 app that brings a few minor features, yet they could prove incredibly useful for some users. First off, the UI received a makeover, although it simply looks like the web and mobile versions of Netflix in order to make the PS3 app more uniform with the rest of the app lineup. Also, the update comes with easier access to audio and subtitle settings, as well as increased performance.
Word had it Wolfenstein: The New Order would be coming to consoles soon, something that has been confirmed by Bethesda today in an announcement. In the fourth quarter of this year, the game is set to hit shelves, and will be available for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and next-gen consoles. The game is developed by MachineGames, and you can check out its trailer after the break.
Techland, the developer of the popular PC titles Dead Island and Call of Juarez, has officially confirmed that the next title they're working on will be called Hellraid. The game will be a first-person perspective slasher that you can choose play solo or play with your friends. Techland began work on the game last year under the codename "Project Hell", but they decided that they needed to give their child a real name.