Check out the The Game Awards 2017 Live Stream, Nominees & Winners

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today is the day!  The day we’ve been waiting to see which of our favorite games will or won’t receive praise as this 2017 nears it’s end and The Game Awards closes the year as we go into PSX weekend. We’ve thought to update you guys with the Categories and more as we spectate this event together PlayStation fans and Gamer fans alike.  Here’s the categories where we will update as The Game Awards announces the winners of each respective category.

You can view the live stream link below here:

 

Also the categories are are followed:

*Winners will be highlighted in Bold Text*

Game of the Year

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Winner: What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Art Direction

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

Winner: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Best Score / Music

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Winner: NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Winner:

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Aloy in Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Brian Bloom as BJ Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Winner: Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Games for Impact Award

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs, ARTE)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on my Door (Levall Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Ustwo Games)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

Winner:

Best Handheld Game

  • Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom / Nintendo)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Winner: Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)

Best VR Game

  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Lone Echo / Echo Arena (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

Winner: Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)

Best Action Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activison)
  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda Softworks)

Winner: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda Softworks

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best RPG

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisot)

Winner: Persona 5 (Atlus)

Best Fighting Game

  • ARMS (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Winner:

Best Family Game

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games + Headcannon / Sega)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Winner:  Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Strategy Game

  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly + 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K Games)

Winner: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Winner: Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Winner:

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  • Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Winner: The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Independent Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Winner: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

 

Best Student Game

  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savov, Mohsen Shah; National Film and Television School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana; University of Southern California)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard; University of Central Florida – Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy)
  • Impulsuon (Hugo Verger, Rémi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski; IIM – Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen; Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet; DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Winner: Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen; Swinburne University of Technology)

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Guy Beahm (Dr. Disrespect)
  • Mike Grzesiek (Shroud)
  • Steve Spohn (AbleGamers)

Winner: Guy Beahm (Dr. Disrespect)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)

 

Best eSpots Player

  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)
  • Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZE Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Winner: Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)

 

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • FaZE Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom 1
  • Team Liquid

Winner: Cloud 9

 

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

Winner: Cuphead (Studio MDHR

Best Chinese Game

  • Gumballs (QcPlay Limited)
  • Icey (FantaBlade Network)
  • Jx3 HD (Kingsoft Corporation)
  • King of Glory (Timi Studio Group)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Ustwo)

Winner: Jx3 HD (Kingsoft Corporation)

 

As a remind here are the respective time zones that “The Game Awards will” for views to check out:

TGATimes

once again you can view the event via your respective consoles and usual Social media sites.

Let Us Know what your thoughts are who do you want to win, who do you feel deserve what in their respective categories?  We’ll be updating this as the news rolls out and provide highlights above. For news like this and more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked, and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Experience PlayStation App Now Available to Download for PS fans & PSX 2017 Attendees

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

If you’re new to the PlayStation ecosystem then this is the article you want to see especially if this if your first year in attendance of PSX. If you’re seasoned this is should serve as an alert! As reported via the PS Blog those who will attend PSX this weekend in Anaheim, CA will get a chance to make the most out of their PSX weekend with the Experience PlayStation app that is available for download now. The app will available for Android and iOS devices which you can download here:  As always the Experience app will serve as your ticket to getting the most out of PlayStation Experience 2017. It’ll be a sidekick who gives you tips and tricks so you can unlock rewards like themes, avatars, collectible cards and even reserve spots for autographs and demos.

GETTING STARTED

After you download the app and login with your PSN ID – immediately scan the QR Code on the front of your badge. This unique code proves that you’re a PSX 2017 attendee and it must be scanned to access RSVPS, rewards, and the digital card collection. Replacement codes are not available.

RSVP

Each day the Program section of the app gives you access to RSVP for select demos. Make sure to check the app to see when the next reservation window opens, as they fill up quickly. When it’s time for your appointment, take your trusty sidekick out of your pocket, show the staff your itinerary, and step right up to enjoy your demo.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

If you’re excited about autographs keep your finger on the trigger when RSVPs open up. Space is very limited and the app is the only way to get to get in! Our very first autograph session of the weekend will open for RSVPs on Friday, December 8th at 6:00pm – the rest of them will open up on Saturday, December 9th at 1:00pm.

Saturday, December 9

Time RSVPs Open Teams
12:30 pm Friday 12/8, 6pm TBA (We can’t announce this one quite yet…)
3:00pm Saturday 12/9, 1pm Uncharted 10 Year Anniversary
4:30pm God of War
5:30pm Ghost of Tsushima
8:00pm The Last of Us Part II

Sunday, December 10

Time RSVPs Open Teams
12:00pm Saturday 12/9, 1pm Monster Hunter: World
1:30pm Greg Miller
3:00pm Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris

PLAYSTATION COLLECTIBLE CARDS

If you’re going to be hunting down PlayStation Collectible Cards, good news! You can use the app to scan cards into your digital collection, easily browse through your deck, and even show them off without the fear of bent corners (or drool).

REWARDS

Everyone loves free stuff, right? This app will makes it easy to find and complete quests on the show floor – which will unlock rewards. Just enter the Quest menu and visit the Rewards section to start your journey. The app will guide you to visit certain booths, play demos, or complete other tasks that grant you access to particular Reward QR Codes. Why should you care about these codes? When scanned they’ll unlock goodies like themes, DLC, and even a full game or two. Make sure to check quest details to find out how to earn Silver, Gold and Platinum Collectible Cards – this is the only way to get these physical trophy cards and supplies are limited!

So as stated previously is it absolutely a must to make sure to download the app before the show begins – you’ll want to make sure you get the most out the most anticipated PlayStation-Centric event for PlayStation Fans! As always make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here What’s Up PlayStation!

The Online Arcade 2018 Tournament Schedule

2018 plans on being a huge year for The Online Arcade. With our dedicated Twitch and YouTube channel’s, we want to deliver a vast amount of online tournaments in 2018. Here are some of the premier/Lite scheduled tournaments that are available for sign up today! With all our tournaments the dates and times could be subjected to change. Please read the description for any of the tournaments you are interested in signing up for, because there are important information pertaining to each tournament. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Scheduled Tournaments:

injusticInjustice 2: Dark Knights II (Premier) 2/10/2018- Sign up here

GGxRev2Guilty Gear Xrd Rev2: SLASH 2 (Lite) 2/25/2018- Sign up here

DBFZDragon Ball FighterZ- Dragon World Tour (Premier) 3/3/18- Sign up here

SFV AEStreet Fighter V- World Warriors III (Premier) 3/24/18- Sign up here

MVCIMarvel Vs Capcom Infinite- Clash of the Stones (Premier) 4/21/18- Sign up here

Tekken 7Tekken 7- Raging Fist II (Premier) 5/19/18- Sign up here

Lite tournament will have no giveaways during the live stream and limited prize for winners. Premier tournaments will have a larger prize pot(payable through PayPal) for the top three participates. Similar to what you have seen in the prior online tournaments.

If you like what we do and feel like supporting The Online Arcade head over to our Patreon or PayPal, where your contributions will be greatly appreciated.

Capcom reveals Capcom Cup details for PlayStation Experience 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today via the PS Blog and Capcom Unity details have been revealed for PSX and Capcom Cup Attendee’s. First and foremost it should be mentioned that the this year’s capcom cup awards the winners have  over $370,000 to look forward to in this years Capcom Cup prize pool. And this will be the first time in years that the Capcom Cup will span over 3 days. Friday through Sunday. The first two days of the event take place at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel which is right next door to PlayStation Experience which is at the Anaheim Convention Center. As reported via the PS Blog:

Day one features the first ever Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier, where one player will qualify for the final spot in Capcom Cup. The 32 players will then compete on day two to make the Top 8.
The eight finalists will compete in the Capcom Cup Finals on day three at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Capcom Cup 2017

Thanks to the fans’ support of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC initiative, the contribution to Capcom Cup’s prize pool exceeded over $120,000. With a base prize pool of $250,000, the total prize pool for Capcom Cup 2017 is over $370,000.

Not only will the players be competing for the massive cash prize, the winner will get their name engraved on the base of the Capcom Cup trophy, which is on display at Capcom USA HQ and only brought out each year for Capcom Cup.

You’ll also want to make sure to tune in as we will have some special announcements during Capcom Cup Finals!

Capcom Cup 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Capcom Cup 2017

When

  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where

  • Friday and Saturday are at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel (open to everyone)
  • Sunday Finals are at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center (PSX badge required)

Prices

  • Friday and Saturday spectator admission is free.
  • Last Chance Qualifier online entry is $20 through December 6.
  • On-site registration is available on December 7 for $40.00.
  • Visit the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier Smash.gg page for more information.

How to watch

Catch all the action live all three days at twitch.tv/capcomfighters.

What do you think of this year’s Capcom scheduling and presentation? Will you be attending the event? Are you attending the entire 3 days of the event. Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PlayStation details PlayStation Experience 2017 Panels & more

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

As reported via the PS Blog it has been once again confirmed that PSX has a few small surprises left in store for PSX attendee’s as there will be a special even Friday at 8:00 P.M. Pacific time as PSX will have the special panel available for “Early Bird” ticket holders. PlayStation has also once again stated that most of the Major announcements were revealed during Paris Games Week and E3 2017.  So that we will know to keep our expectations in check! If you aren’t a PSX early bird ticket holder or may not be able to attend at all don’t fret as PlayStation will be broadcasting and streaming all the need to know panels and events at PSX this year via the usual social outlets. You’ll be able to watch the show at live.playstation.com and earn rewards, or stream on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook starting at 8:00pm Pacific Time Friday night.  As far as the panels go here’s what to look forward to PSX Weekend with even more details to be revealed from the PS Blog later!

PlayStation Experience 2017 Panel Lineup

PlayStation VR Game Panel

11:00am Saturday, December 9
We can’t wait to tell you more about this one! Experience a candid conversation between two legends as they discuss developing their new PS VR title and lessons from VR development.

Media Molecule Presents Dreams

12:30pm Saturday, December 9
Join Media Molecule studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm.

IGN Ranks the Top 10 PlayStation Games of all Time

2:00pm Saturday, December 9
IGN’s Podcast Beyond crew is here to figure out the 10 best PlayStation games ever, and they need your help! Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us? Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Journey or Shadow of the Colossus? Is it too soon for Horizon Zero Dawn to make the list? Help us build the best of the best that PlayStation has to offer. Help us celebrate 20+ years of PlayStation at PSX!

Ghost of Tsushima: From Concept to Reveal

3:30pm Saturday, December 9
It’s been a month since we announced our newest title, Ghost of Tsushima. Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve watched so many reaction videos and read many of your comments with smiles on our faces, so we thought PSX was a great opportunity to share a little more with you all.

Join us on Saturday at 3:30pm as Nate Fox (Creative Director), Jason Connell (Creative/Art Director), Billy Harper (Animation Director), Ryuhei Katami (Associate Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment) and moderator Brian Altano (IGN) discuss how we approached making the debut trailer and what inspired us to make this game. We’ll share epic concept art that’s driving the tone and visuals for the game, and share a little about our reference trips to Japan and working with new team members that are helping make Ghost of Tsushima even better. Also be sure to stop by our signing session after the panel and come say hi. Stay tuned for more info on time and location.

Uncharted 10th Anniversary Celebration

5:00pm Saturday, December 9
Join us as we celebrate the Uncharted 10th Anniversary at PSX 2017 with an unprecedented gathering of the cast from throughout the series! Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Graham McTavish, and Robin-Atkin Downes reflect on the series and share their memories with guest moderator Greg Miller (Kinda Funny). We’ll also be hosting a special signing session with the cast prior to the panel. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Experience app for time and location!

The Last of Us Part II: Meet the Cast

6:30pm Saturday, December 9
Join Naughty Dog and the cast of The Last of Us Part II as they discuss the making of the cutscene teaser trailer that was revealed just a few short weeks ago at Paris Games Week. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, co-writer Halley Gross, and key members of the game’s cast discuss the writing process, casting, performance capture, and more. For those attending the event, there will also be a signing session following the panel.

(Editors Opinion: Well I’ve never been a panel guy it mainly would depend on the game but each I’ve attended PSX I’ve found at least one Panel that grabs my attention last year it was the Horizon panel. This year it will probably be Uncharted Anniversary Celebration.  With Hopes to meet the great Nolan North! It would be nice for PlayStation and Naughty Dog to possibly hold a tournament of sorts for Uncharted during the anniversary for more serious players like myself and others who would more than likely be in attendance for PSX but one can only hope. Overall the panels seem pretty solid I will also be on the look out for the Sucker Punch Ghost of Tsushima Panel as I’m very eager to get my hands on this title! At any rate PSX is a great event to attend to get a taste of industry events like these on a not so crowded level in comparison to E3 so to speak.)

What do you think are you excited for PSX next week will you be in attendance at PSX? What panels are you looking forward to seeing? Lastly what events would you like to see included as a showcase at PSX? Comment below let us know for news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Naughty Dog Celebrates 10 Years of Uncharted

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today we’re gearing up to start the celebration of  Uncharted as it will be fast approaching it’s 10th birthday. (Wow talk about literally growing with a franchise). Today via the PlayStation Blog. It has been revealed for those who may not know that this Sunday, November 19th will mark the Uncharted Series 19th Anniversary launch in North America. So to celebrate the Uncharted Series Legacy across two console generations (PS3 & PS4). Beginning today for Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy  Multiplayer fans  Naughty Dog will be giving away an Uncharted 10th Anniversary character skin bundle as well providing 50% off sale on all Uncharted Point and Relic items until December 19th. That’s right a month long celebration of Uncharted in all it’s glory.

Naughty Dog has also released a new video which you can view below that revisits some of the most memorable moments from Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune through Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Feels coming in 3..2…1):

In addition to the feels you may have just experienced. PlayStation and Naughty Dog games are offering a new Uncharted 10th Anniversary PS4 system theme and profile avatar, which will be available for free for 48 hours — from Sunday, November 19 at 8:00 AM Pacific until 8:00 AM Pacific, Tuesday, November 21. During this period, other select Uncharted PS4 system themes and avatars will also be free. Visit the PlayStation Store and look for an “Uncharted 10th Anniversary Bundle.”

Naughty dog has revealed that they will  wrap up the Uncharted 10th Anniversary celebrations at PlayStation Experience with event activities, including a special retrospective panel featuring members of the cast of Uncharted and a show floor puzzle room experience set in a life-sized recreation of Nate’s Attic!

(Editors Opinion: I love and I mean love the Uncharted franchise. But I must admit I haven’t finished all of the remasters of the Nathan drake collection. I’m also a bit disappointed that Golden Abyss hasn’t reached the PS4 for our enjoyment. However, after receiving this news. I am a bit more motivated to go back and relive all those great moments in Uncharted 1-3 once again. And I also hope that from this news. It brings more awareness to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. I am hoping to see more games with Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazier. I’m also looking forward to that Uncharted Theme as I personally love all “good” dynamic themes on the PS4 hopefully this can dethrone the Persona 5 themes but that’s a conversation for another day.)

What do you think of this news. Are you interested for this month long celebration? What was your first Uncharted game and what were some of your personal favorite moments? Last but not least, what do you hope to see at the PSX special event panel? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

More than 80 exhibitors confirmed for PSX 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

With only 3 week left until PSX 2017 it has been revealed via the PS Blog that there will games and events a plenty for the weekend event. With even more news to be released as the event draws near. But today we’re going to give you the run down on all parties that set to attend the PlayStation driven event as of now the list is near it’s final stage so we can assume that more will revealed to be in attendance as new game announcements are underway.  Before we get into the list of attendees it should be noted that both PSVR and PS4 titles will be available to play for those who attend the event. If you haven’t signed up already you can purchase your tickets here. With that being said let’s get into “The List”:


Show Hours

Saturday, December 9

10:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday, December 10

10:00am to 6:00pm


  • 11 bit studios
  • Ackk Studios
  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Adult Swim Games
  • Aksys Games
  • AOne Games
  • Aquiris
  • Arcade Distillery
  • Arika CO.,LTD.
  • Armor Games Studios
  • Artifact 5
  • Ask an Enemy Studios
  • Atlus/Sega
  • Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games
  • Bend Studio
  • Bit Kid, Inc.
  • Blue Mammoth Games
  • Bungie & Activision
  • Capcom
  • Cleaversoft
  • Cococucumber
  • Crows Crows Crows
  • Dan & Gary Games
  • Dangen Entertainment
  • Deep Silver
  • Devolver Digital
  • Double Fine Productions
  • Drinkbox Studios
  • Electronic Arts
  • En Masse Entertainment / Bluehole, Inc.
  • Endnight Games
  • Epic Games
  • Finji + Infinite Fall
  • Firesprite
  • Friend & Foe AB
  • Grab Games
  • Grip Digital
  • Highwire Games
  • Hopoo Games, LLC
  • Household Games
  • Humble Bundle
  • iam8bit
  • Iggymob
  • Impulse Gear
  • Insomniac Games
  • ISVR
  • Japan Studio
  • Lienzo
  • Limited Run Games
  • London Studio
  • Mad Mimic
  • Media Molecule
  • Mommy’s Best Games
  • MunkyFun
  • Muse Games
  • NapNok Games
  • Naughty Dog
  • nDreams
  • Neowiz
  • Paranoid Productions
  • Playdius
  • Playism
  • Polyarc
  • Polyphony Digital
  • Quantic Dream
  • Rebellion
  • RocketPunch Games
  • Samurai Punk
  • San Diego Studio
  • Santa Monica Studio
  • Sirlin Games
  • Spooky Squid Games
  • Starbreeze
  • Studio Surgical Scalpels
  • Sunsoft
  • Supermassive Games
  • Survios
  • Team Meat
  • The Voxel Agents
  • Toadman Interactive
  • Tribetoy
  • Trion Worlds
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Ultizero Games
  • USC Games
  • Versus Evil LLC
  • White Lotus Interactive
  • Wish Studios
  • Zoink Games

But wait — there’s more. We’ll have more than 100 playable titles this year and here are some of the ones we’re most excited for. List is subject to change.

  • 20XX
  • A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher
  • Aegis Defenders
  • At Sundown
  • Boundary
  • Brawlhalla
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Chasm
  • Children of Morta
  • Code :Hardcore
  • Crossing Souls
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
  • Deadbolt
  • Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • DJ Max Respect
  • Dragon’s Crown Pro
  • EarthNight
  • Fantasy Strike
  • Far Cry 5
  • fault milestone one
  • Fight Knight
  • Fighting EX Layer
  • Flipping Death
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Frantics
  • Gang Beasts
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • Guacamelee! 2
  • Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Horizon Chase Turbo
  • Hover
  • Iconoclasts
  • Immortal: Unchained
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Knights and Bikes
  • Knowledge Is Power
  • Lost Soul Aside (PSX 2017 Special Version)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • MLB The Show 17
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Moonlighter
  • Mothergunship
  • Mulaka
  • Night in the Woods
  • No Heroes Here
  • Omen of Sorrow
  • Pig Eat Ball
  • Pinstripe
  • Riverbond
  • Russian Subway Dogs
  • School Girl/Zombie Hunter
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shape of the World
  • SkullPirates
  • Sonic Forces
  • Sonic Mania
  • Strange Brigade
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Super Daryl Deluxe
  • Super Meat Boy Forever
  • Tera
  • That’s You!
  • The Adventure Pals
  • The Cat and the Coup
  • The Church in the Darkness
  • The Forest
  • The Gardens Between
  • The Night Journey
  • The Swords of Ditto
  • Tokyo Xanadu EX+
  • Tower 57
  • Trove
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST]
  • Vane
  • Walden, a game
  • War Theatre
  • Way of the Passive Fist
  • World End Economica
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  • YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

PlayStation VR

  • Anamorphine
  • Bow to Blood
  • Bravo Team
  • Dark Eclipse
  • Farpoint
  • Golem
  • Gungrave
  • Knockout League
  • League of War: VR Arena
  • Medusa and Man
  • Moss
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • Shooty Fruity
  • Sprint Vector
  • The American Dream
  • The Inpatient
  • The Persistence
  • X Animal
  • Xing: The Land Beyond

(Editors Opinion: I am very excited to see what games that aren’t announced that will available for playing. I am certainly eying that Lost Souls Aside as it is one of my most anticipated games for 201(Hopefully) And I am looking forward to the indies as they usually the most impressive games to see considering most indie teams size. And most of all capcom cup will be a blast but we’ll save that for another day. At anyway PSX 2017 is an event you don’t want to miss out on as a PlayStation Fan!)

What do you think of the list? If you are attending who do you plan to see when you hit the show floor. We’ll be there as well so if you see us don’t be afraid to stop us in passing and say Hi! For news like this and more make to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation for more gaming news!

Nominees for The Game Awards 2017 announced and more!

 

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

It’s that time of the year again gamers. Where the year is wrapping up and we prepare to indulge in our gaming consoles full speed ahead.  As the holidays fast approach and we are hit with the years most anticipated releases or waiting for the years most anticipated deals on Black Friday. After the shopping and gaming is done we usually get to reflect on the past year by way of the Game Awards. With that being said The Game Awards will premiere this year on Dec 7th, 2017 5:30 P.M. (Pacific Time) Which a few of our fellow WUPS members will be there to give us the skinny on the event. That being said today marks the point of announcements for the upcoming event. Today Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Awards show and trust us there is a lot to cover. Here are the Nominees so far of which you can check the video announcements & the list below:

Please note you can vote for your selections here

Game of the Year

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Art Direction

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

Best Score / Music

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Aloy in Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Brian Bloom as BJ Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Games for Impact Award

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs, ARTE)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on my Door (Levall Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Ustwo Games)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

Best Handheld Game

  • Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom / Nintendo)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Best VR Game

  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Lone Echo / Echo Arena (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

Best Action Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activison)
  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda Softworks)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best RPG

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisot)

Best Fighting Game

  • ARMS (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Family Game

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games + Headcannon / Sega)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly + 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K Games)

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  • Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Independent Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Student Game

  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savov, Mohsen Shah; National Film and Television School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana; University of Southern California)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard; University of Central Florida – Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy)
  • Impulsuon (Hugo Verger, Rémi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski; IIM – Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen; Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet; DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Guy Beahm (Dr. Disrespect)
  • Mike Grzesiek (Shroud)
  • Steve Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best eSpots Player

  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)
  • Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZE Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • FaZE Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom 1
  • Team Liquid

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

Best Chinese Game

  • Gumballs (QcPlay Limited)
  • Icey (FantaBlade Network)
  • Jx3 HD (Kingsoft Corporation)
  • King of Glory (Timi Studio Group)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Ustwo)

(Editors Opinion: Well the selection is pretty robust on the PlayStation Side of things. It has definitely been a great year for the PlayStation Centric Gamer many of us feel like 2018 will be on par or even better as a gamer. As this is a great time to be not only a PlayStation gamer but a gamer in general. My only hope with the game awards is that there aren’t any horrible Musical Performances this year as some of the previous years have provided some of the most cringe worthy moments of Gaming and Entertainment related cross-over attempts. I’m still undecided on attending this year but I still look forward to the announcements, reveals and more.)

What do you think of the categories do you feel there are any games missing that should have been nominated? Also don’t forget that the Game Awards premiere December 7th and the times you can view are posted below:

TGATimes

Also you can view the event via your respective consoles and usual Social media sites.

Once again you can cast your votes here. And if you’re in the LA area you can purchase your tickets here. With that being said whether you’re planning to attend in person or stay home in the comfort of your home be sure to vote for your favorites. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation as we look forward to you guys/gals feedback!

 

 

 

 

PlayStation announces changes ahead for PSX 2017?

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Well it’s only a few weeks away from greatness that is known as PSX. As you know many of us here at the What’s Up PlayStation team are going to be in attendance of PSX. And this year there will be more of us than usual alongside new members of the WUPS team being announced soon. With that being said on the announcement side of things. It has been announced via the PS Blog that things will be a bit different for PSX this year. Mainly for those fans who may not be in attendance of the event who usually look forward to a keynote event sadly it seems there will not be a keynote this year.

This year will be the first of the past PSX events to not have a key note presser for the event.  It has been reported that Early Bird ticket holders for PlayStation Experience will be granted access to an exclusive presentation at the Anaheim Convention Center the evening of Friday, December 8 starting at 8:00pm Pacific Time. There is said to be a few surprises and more however as far as the traditional keynote we all expect when it comes to PSX, it seems that will be absent this year in some capacity. However there will still continue to be the traditional panels to be streamed via the usual channels of Twitch and YouTube.

Edit: It seems that we have been updated via Sid Shuman which he has stated via the PS Blog. The keynote event will take place on Friday evening instead of Saturday. And this special event is only available to early bird ticket holders.

Key Note

This news may or may not be a bit disappointing. However it should be said that there will still be announcements via panels and exclusive hands on access to games at the event for those in attendance. However this is a definite change that will grasp the attention of many who have come to expect to see this event even when they are not in attendance.

With that being said the PSX show floor will also be open longer than usual.


Show Hours

Saturday

10:00am to 10:00pm

Sunday

10:00am to 10:00pm


And tickets are still available for purchase.Which you can purchase via the link below.

PlayStation Experience 2017 | Buy Tickets

The list of developers in attendance is still being sorted but so far we do know that we’ll get an update on titles such as dreams which they’ve released a teaser trailer which you’ll be able to view below. Other devs said to be in attendance so far are Sucker Punch Productions, Media Molecule, with more to be announced in the coming days. It’s said that the show floor has been expanded by 50% which is amazing considering the size of the show floor if you were in attendance last year.

With that being said more details in regards to more info on developer panels, autograph signings, merchandise updates, Capcom Cup and other activities. With that being said you can expect to see and hear more via the WUPS team this December at PSX 2017. Let us know what do you think of this change to this years PSX? Are you still excited or are you disappointed comment below and let us know with that being said make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.