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ESC-Toy Launching Last of Us Line
Having previously collaborated with Naughty Dog on the Nathan Drake vinyl figure, ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be producing collectibles based on the developers enormous hit, The Last of Us. Joel and Ellie are sure to show up, but who else will be featured in this line? Infected? Bill?! I really hope there’s a Bill figure, complete with a Bears Magazine accessory.
Venom and Sinister Six Spinoff Movies Confirmed
Three days ago I posted 9 thoughts on a superhero movies in a post-Avengers film industry. I touched on how everything needs to be hype now if any other studio wants to compete with Marvel. Funny that three days later, Sony announces Venom and Sinister Six are getting their own spinoff movies.
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddardwill work together on overseeing the “developing story over several films” according to Sony. They “have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films,” and the team will be working alongside Marc Webb, and producersAvi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
Kurtzman, Orci, and Solomon will write Venom, with Kurtzman directing. Goddard will write and maybe direct Sinister Six,though I would much rather see him take on Venom since he also did Cabin in the Woods,and that monster would be great to see from Goddard.
PlayStation 4 Finally Bundled With PS Vita
In the United Kingdom, at least. MCVUK reported that Sony will indeed be bundling the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita together, while VideoGamer.com posted an image from MCV, proving that Sony has this lined up for this December. No word on pricing for the UK and absolutely no word on this bundle coming to the US at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll see it soon.
Killzone: Shadow Fall - The Albotas Review
On a complete whim I decided to pick up a PlayStation 4 on launch day. I typically never get systems on launch day because their libraries either consist of updated ports or first party exclusives that look amazing, but are just kind of okay in terms of gameplay. Killzone: Shadow Fall fits into that second category.
Play As Classic Snake in MGS V: Ground Zeroes
This new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes reveals an exclusive PlayStation mission titled “Deja Vu,” in which players can play as the original classic Snake. Completely untouched by next-gen graphics, the original Snake looks hilarious and adds a nice exclusive feature to those with Sony consoles.
Brace Yourselves: A New PaRappa Game Is Coming. Maybe.
Some dude on NeoGAF who could either be an anonymous lonely forum nerd yearning for attention or an actual person close to the video game industry (possibly both?) felt the need to brag in a post about how he got drunk with some game industry friends in super hip San Francisco. Amidst the drunken shmoozery, a Sony PR guy allegedly “got pretty shit tanked” and “spilled the beans that a new Parappa the Rappa [sic] is being worked on with really slick HD illustrations and really cool animation that totally captures the spirit of the original. Apparently Queasy Games and the Media Molecule are teaming up for this, and it uses some of the tech from Tearaway.”
I think the main takeaway from all this is that most nerds suck at holding their liquor and shouldn’t be trusted with industry secrets and a new PaRappa game would be effing awesome.
And to any important video game PR companies who probably aren’t reading this, I’m the king of being drunk. I would never spill any of your beans, and it would be an honor to have you send me to San Francisco so that I may drink alcohol and talk about video games with other people who are also drinking alcohol. Thank you.
[Via All Games Beta]
Buy a 3DS Right Now — They’re Cheap and You Need One
It’s November and it’s officially deal time for everyone and especially for Amazon. They’ve discounted some models of the 3DS XL and smaller/original 3DS recently, as well as the PS Vita.
The 3DS XL is currently on sale for $170 (marked down from $200), with three colors available, while the original 3DS is going for $140 (from $170) in two colors. The PS Vita is now on sale for $180, marked down from its $200 price point.
Super cheap. Stay tuned for early Black Friday deals from Amazon!
Sony’s Newest MP3 Player is Also a Pair of Headphones that Turn Into Speakers
It’s one thing to have a pair of headphones with a built-in MP3 player, but when they can be turned into a speakers with the flick of a switch and have a battery life of 20 hours, then you’ve got our attention.
'The Last Of Us' Art Prints
These museum grade art prints feature work from Naughty Dog artists John Sweeney, Maciej Kuciara, Aaron Limonick, Hyoung T. Nam, and Michael Knowland. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity and is signed & numbered by the artist. Check out the entire collection which is currently available for purchase at Cook & Becker.
Buy: The Art of The Last of Us
Check it: The Last of Us: The Albotas Review
5 Reasons We’re Pumped For Sony’s Vita TV
Earlier this week Sony announced a home console version of the PS Vita dubbed the PS Vita TV releasing November 14 in Japan for just $100, or $150 for the system, a DualShock 3, and 8GB memory card. The announcement baffled some and enraged others, but here’s 5 reasons to be just plain pumped.
This series by award winning advertising photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne are totally rocking our brains! They elegantly capture all the nostalgia and haziness of getting caught up in that perfect gaming sesh. The artist also has a photo series of three dimensional pixelated naked ladies which is also worth checking out.
Sony “SmartShot” Digital Lenses for iOS & Android Cameras
Sony is about to turn your your smartphone into a photo-snapping beast with their new line of snap-on lenses for iOS and Android devices.
So This Clock Is Pretty Amazing
Spotted this Parappa the Rapper clock on Flickr and I need it in my life all kinds of bad. Only place I could find it is eBay for $90. Sad panda.
And it’s especially awesome because if plays music when you press the frog on his hat! Check it out in action below.
Man… how can I get one of these?
I know… I GOTTA’ BELIEVE!