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[Event Coverage] Blizzcon 2013 & Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Interview with Senior Level Designer Matthew BergerNovember 22, 2013 | PAUL FIERCE
Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular Blizzcon wrapped last weekend. During the con, attendees had a chance to play upcoming games, as well as the Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls on the PlayStation 4 system. Representatives from Sony were on hand to showcase the upcoming port of Diablo 3 in a timed demo. The demo featured the new Crusader class available for the first time for people to test out and play.
I had a chance to interview Senior Level Designer Matthew Berger during my time at Blizzcon and we discussed a couple of the new elements being implemented in the PlayStation 4 version. The games features are broken down as follows.
Oly and I were on red carpet during the San Diego Comic-Con at The Walking Dead 10 year anniversary celebration, and we got a chance to interview Robert Kirkman, creator of the ever popular “The Walking Dead” comic book.
Starting September 26, 2013. US residents can participate in a contest administered by PrizeLogic and is being sponsored by Taco Bell along with Sony. I mention the administrator of the contest because this is very important to this topic. Prizelogic and companies like them are contacted by the sponsors to administer the contest. They run the whole show basically. You may remember them for throwing the “Taste for adventure” contest where participants went in to a local Subway restaurant to get codes from cups, stickers, and chips in order to try to win a copy of Uncharted 3. I bring this up because Taco Bell threw a similar contest for the PlayStation Vita launch titled “Unlock The Box” in 2012.
If you’ve been waiting for a reason to finally dust off your PlayStation Vita. Well you better get to it because Killzone: Mercenary is here. Developed Guerrilla Games Cambridge, Mercenary delivers what it promises to the devoted Sony handheld gamers and some. If the opening title animation doesn’t capture your attention, then the stylized briefing animations will. That’s just the surface, I haven’t even started writing about the contents of the game itself. Starting a new game prompts you to “scan your fingerprint” to proceed. I mean yes, it’s not really scanning your fingerprint however that single action alone immediately submerges you in to the story of the game. You’re an ISA merc partnered up with Ivanoff. Another merc who seems to resemble Los Angeles Dodgers closing pitcher Brian Wilson. From there you’re instantly briefed of the current situation and the current objective. The action doesn’t stop there as Mercenary tops at around 5 hours of single player campaign with various difficulty settings and various missions to replay just in case you miss a couple of intel pieces.
The San Diego Comic Con wrapped up a couple weeks ago and it was one of the best yet. Some of the events we attended were the Batman Arkham Origins, The Walking Dead, Capcom, and Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia signing sessions. We also attended The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Party and Red Carpet with a special performance by Weezer.
We got an interview with Neil Druckmann and Faith Erin Hicks about The Last Of Us comic adaptation that will be posted soon!
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The second art reveals the characters for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game. It was also accompanied by character descriptions.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo takes place once a year, usually in Los Angeles. For the privileged, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. It is a chance to experience upcoming games and meet people in the industry. Sure, you can watch various live streams on the internet, but nothing beats being there in person. This is my 5th year attending E3. Over the years, I have acquired a great sense of awareness attending this expo. I actually met our fellow PS3BLOG staffers Tosh, Eddie, and Oly at the Sonic SEGA party 2 years ago.
I wanted to talk to you about Style and Etiquette at E3. So, you want to show your love for your console by wearing that PlayStation shirt, or maybe you want to wear that Assassin’s Creed Hoody? There is a time and place to do that, and trust me, you don’t want to be “that guy” at E3 getting all the weird looks because you’re under-dressed for the occasion.
Soul Sacrifice is arguably the best game I have ever played for the PlayStation Vita. This is Sony Computer Entertainment Japan’s answer to the popular “Monster Hunter” series. Keiji Inafune is well known for the Onimusha and MegaMan series that he created for Capcom. Now he’s back with this brand new IP for Sony.
Without giving anything away, the game is very mission based. You have your typical collect/find items and kill the boss type of scenarios. Instead of dinosaur type monsters, though, you wage battle with evil, demonic, trippy looking creatures. From Cerberus to a Harpy, even a possessed Rat. What’s impressive about this game is the character design and stages. The creatures that you fight are gloriously well drawn and animated. You gotta have some type of imagination to be able to think of these type of creatures. They do not look typical at all. A lot of reviews I read for this game just talk about the gameplay and multiplayer aspect, however there is more to it than that.