Author: Xenojay

Customer-focused Social Media misfit. A Jack of all Trades and unrestrained Culture Demon

It feels odd to leave out ‘remaster’ or ‘remake’ from the title. Not because it’s wrong, but because this puts the very release of Red Dead Redemption in an odd place. The year is 2010. Rockstar Games have just released a new title 2 years after their last Grand Theft Auto game. Taking it back to the days of the Old West, Red Dead Redemption was based off the very muddied release of the former Capcom title, Red Dead Revolver. Telling the story of the former outlaw John Marston, the game went on to sweep the industry with its incredible…

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Gaming

Do you remember the first time you played Tekken? For me, it was at an old arcade. I say it with no discernable name, because at the time my small rural town I grew up in somehow had 2 whole arcades and a variety of dairies and video stores housing cabinets. It could have also been the pseudo-gas station-cum-fish and chip shop which had them hiding off to the side. I know that’s where my first taste of Art Of Fighting was at least. But I do know where my first playthrough at home was. It was at a friends…

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Sony Interactive Entertainment can confirm that the new look PS5 Console (model group – Slim) will be available locally from December 6th, with pre-orders starting today. The slim PS5 design has the same power as previous models and comes with 1TB of storage for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition (though this is argued to be 808gb of usable storage). The new Slim also provides the option to add an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive to the PS5 Slim Digital Edition. The new PS5 has been reduced in volume by more than 30%, and weight by 18% and 24% compared…

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Naughty Dog are excited to announce The Last Of Us Part II Remastered, the definitive way to experience the acclaimed sequel originally released on the PlayStation 4 in 2020. Players also won’t have to wait long, as they can jump into Ellie and Abby’s emotional journeys on the PlayStation 5 console on January 19, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye3st9z6jQY Whether you’ve already played and even platinumed The Last Of Us Part II, or have recently jumping The Last Of Us Part I on PS5 and want to continue the story, Part II Remastered will offer plenty of reasons for new and returning players…

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Sony Interactive Entertainment is pleased to share a new collaboration with their Sony Pictures Entertainment to bring the Sony Pictures Core app to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles. Formerly known as Bravia Core, PlayStation players will be able to buy and rent up to 2,000 movies on PS5 and PS4 consoles. Players can also purchase select Sony Picture films during an exclusive, early access window straight from their console. PlayStation Plus Deluxe members will also get access to a curated catalog of 100 movies through the app to stream on demand from the Sony Picture library as part of…

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Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, has acquired the Australian and New Zealand rights to Studio Ghibli’s long-awaited fantastical epic feature film The Boy and the Heron from Academy Award-winning visionary director Hayao Miyazaki. Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures International Releasing will bring the film to ANZ cinemas on December 7th. It will be shown both in Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English. Debuting in Japan on the 14th of July, The Boy and the Heron surpassed Spirited Away’s opening four-day box office. The hand-drawn, original story animated feature – director Miyazaki’s first in 10 years – made…

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PlayStation New Zealand confirmed today that pre-orders for the PlayStation Portal remote player are now available for $379.95 NZ (RRP), with the official release confirmed for Friday, 2nd of February 2024. The PlayStation Portal brings the PS5 experience to the palm of players hands. The Portal will include key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. The vibrant 8-inch LCD screen is capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps, and provides a high-definition visual experience that’s expected from the high-quality games created by world-class developers. PlayStation Portal is the perfect device for gamers in households…

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I have to say I’ve surprised myself. Somehow I didn’t start my time with Insomniac Design Director, Josue Benavidez, by yelling “BRING ME PICTURES OF SPIDER-MAN!”. While the Spider-Verse is filled with memetic material, it felt like a disservice to not only the history of Spider-Man, but to Josue and their time at Insomniac Games. The first thing I wanted to cover was how to pronounce their name. “It’s just Josue. It’s kind of like Jose, but with a little more sway in it”. A bombastic intro to start off our conversation on all things Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Having started…

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