PlayStation Experience Returns to Anaheim, CA on December 9th

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As many of you may know December is usually a time of holiday cheer, festivities and a great time of gathering with many of our loved ones. Well it comes to no surprise that this also includes gamers alike as we once again are invited to visit our PlayStation family for 2017’s PlayStation Experience. As Sony has once again announced that PlayStation Experience will once again be held in Anaheim, CA of December 9th through 10th.  If you’re anything like myself and the What’s Up PlayStation Team you know it’s best to get on this event as soon as you can. As reported via the PlayStation blog here are the latest details below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 returns to Anaheim, California this December 9 and 10! Early bird tickets are available right now, and supplies are limited.

PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming. That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest and upcoming games that haven’t been release to the public. As well as a great opportunity to meet many of your favorite devs and gaming personalities. Not to mention us here at the What’s Up PlayStation camp! Once again you can prepare registration now as stated via the PS blog’s above quote. Also as a bonus it should be noted that the capcom pro tour finals will be that weekend as well. It’s totally a great event to behold if you’re able to make it down for PSX. Which is also via the PS Blog:

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In other news: Capcom Cup 2017 is joining forces with PlayStation Experience again this year! At PS Experience, a special tournament stage will be dedicated to the highest-level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches taking place all day on Sunday, culminating in the Grand Finals event on Sunday evening. Watch the top qualifying players from the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour battle their way for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion. More details on Capcom Cup 2017 will be shared later.

Quick details for PSX are listed below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 At A Glance

Where
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

When
Friday, December 8, 2017, Time TBA
Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Two-Day Early Bird Ticket + Special Event: $65
Early bird tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

Regular Two-Day Ticket: $75

Get tickets here: http://playstation.com/experience-tickets
Note: We highly recommend you register with your PSN ID when purchasing tickets.

Must be 18 or older to attend. No babies. No Children. No Exceptions.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll have lots more to share about the publishers, developers, games, and activities you can expect at this year’s show.

What do you think? Will you be attending this years PSX in Anaheim,CA ? What games are you looking forward to seeing. Any devs or announcements are you looking to hear?  Comment below and let us know. Always make sure to check back with us and add us to your bookmarks here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta coming this summer to PS4!

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This past weekend’s EVO 2017 was jam packed with news galore! And an opportune chance to show off and divulge a great amount of information for the upcoming 2018 releases of competitive games! Square Enix was not to be left out of the discussion per the video below.

With that being said Square Enix has revealed that the upcoming Team Ninja Collaboration for Dissidia Final Fantasy will have a closed beta for the North American, Latin American and PAL regions! You can register per your respective region below:

North American and Latin American residents can register to participate here, and PAL region residents can register here.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is due out for PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

With that being said you can expect more coverage from us here via the Whats Up PlayStation team! But let us know below are you interested in the closed beta? Will you be picking this title up in early 2018? Comment below let us know and for more Final fantasy news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PlayStation 4 Sales Reach 50 Million

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Fresh off an exciting weekend of PSX news and surprises! Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially announced today that the PlayStation4 (PS4™ and PS4 Pro) has cumulatively sold through more than 50 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 6, 2016. Sony has stated via press release:

Having enjoyed the best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation. This includes the sales of PlayStation4 Pro, a high-end system that supports cutting-edge imaging technology, which launched last month.

With a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS), PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 369.6 million copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation®Store as of December 4, 2016.

“We’re truly delighted that the PS4 community continues to flourish since launch three years ago.” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “With tremendous support from our fans and partners across the globe, this year we were able to deliver an unprecedented lineup of hardware such as the new slimmer PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR. We will continue to provide the best gaming experiences available through our ground-breaking software lineup and network services, as we focus on accelerating our business and expanding the PS4 ecosystem.”

PlayStation Nation did you pick up a PS4 for yourself, family or friends this past November? Do you plan to this upcoming holiday season? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

The Council Podcast Episode 96- The PlayStation Video Games Awards?

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, on gaming new that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show. Our special is a well known Youtuber around the Internet called 1stop4gamers. It’s always a good time having him on the podcast, giving his thoughts when it comes to gaming. So sit back, relax, but most importantly enjoy the podcast.

News

  1. NPD Software Sales
  2. PlayStation Vue now on Apple TV
  3. Persona 5 delayed until April
  4. RIGS December Update
  5. 10 year PSN sale (week 2)
  6. Star Wars Battlefront Update
  7. Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Pro Updates
  8. The Video Game Awards Talk

Topic

Which is worse? A gamer that bashes a game, but ends up buying it? Or a gamer that hypes a game, but don’t end up buying it?

**WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS PODCAST**

What Is Sony’s Game Plan For Console Dominance?

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With the recent news swirling around Social Media (Neogaf, Twitter, Facebook, Etc). The response to the (possible) PlayStation 4 Slim model being released, the response (at least from what I’ve experienced) has been mixed. Many are looking at the PS4 Slim with curiosity of what does it’s purpose serve. How much will it cost? Will it support 4K? Is there a need to switch over to the PS4 Slim, in oppose to keeping the regular PS4 that’s available now? Although it has been PlayStation’s worse kept secret 2nd to the PlayStation 4 Neo. Many are clueless to the intention of the PS4’s role to maintain dominance.

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Some are concerned with Sony being cocky again as many claimed, they were when the PlayStation 3 was originally revealed. Do you think they will really go back to having such a level of hubris, after being in prior financial limbo over the past few years. With the decline of some premiere Sony branded products losing their flare they once held back in the 80’s to early 2000’s? Cringe worthy statements such as: “I will work more hours to buy one(PS3 consoles).

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Either way there is a mixed bag of perspectives on how the PlayStation brand will continue forth. In the eyes of public perception there seems to be an audience of those who feel that Sony is going back to it’s old ways of the Past. While there is also an audience of fans who are still confident in the direction that the PlayStation brand is heading. The question that relates to all are; What direction the PlayStation brand plans to go in? In comparison to the competition the Xbox One to where Microsoft made it clear during E3 2016 that the direction the Xbox brand would be heading in. With the offering of buy a slightly more powerful Xbox One S that does 4k streaming and 4K Blu-Rays that justifies the desire to purchase an Xbox One S No matter how minimal the features and boost on that console. However with the PS4 Slim being leaked and no sense of recognition from Sony in regard to whether the console is real or not. It’s left many to wonder until the September 7th Event.

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To add on to more speculation on the direction of PlayStation. As reported via the PlayStation Blog recently there was news of a PlayStation Plus 10 dollar price hike. Which is stated as followed:

Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.

PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.

If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.

We thank all of you, our PlayStation Plus members, for your ongoing support.

My Take on the matter: Personally I’m in neutral standing in regard to the PS4 Slim. Although not visually breathtaking. I do feel if it has some benefits to warrant the purchase of a slim console(4K streaming and Blu-Ray) then that would sweeten up the desire to purchase a slim console. However there are rumors of this soon to be standard PS4 price being lowered to a possible price point of $299.99-$249.99. But as always we’ll have to wait unless this info ends up being leaked. But there needs to be some incentive if they plan on phasing out the current build of the PS4. But with the inclusion of also a PS4 Neo there appears to be also speculation of there being the PS4 for the “standard” user-base and the Neo for the more “high-end” tech driven user-base. Which we will see soon I hope. And Lastly the PlayStation Plus price also needs to be explained how users should be justified in supporting the price hike. Will there be benefits for better PlayStation Plus titles, will we receive more updates besides the usual two big updates we get a year? All these things we have to wait on to “possibly” be answered via the September 7th event.

Do you think there are still things that maybe we will see that hasn’t been leaked yet?  What are your thoughts, what do you want to see in the PS4 Slim? Do you think that the PlayStation brand is setting itself up for a popularity plunge with the mixed reception of the PS4 Slim and the PS Plus 10$ price hike? Comment below let us know. For more PlayStation related news. Make sure to check back here with us at WhatsUpPlayStation.com.

 

Watch Dogs 2 Hits PS4 November 15th 2016

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In what seems to be the 2nd worse kept secret, so far this go round for 2016’s upcoming E3 event is the official reveal of Watch Dogs 2. This critically acclaimed sequel is releasing November 15 2016 and is set in the city of San Francisco. Where players will have more freedom to play than the previous Watch Dogs title in more ways than one, with co-op included! Watch Dogs 2 allows players to choose how they want to play more seamlessly. Whether deciding to go all stealth, hacking your way through bad guys, or going Guns Blazing with 3d created weapons.

The new protagonist who goes by the name of Marcus Holloway. Who seems to have a few new moves in his arsenal, rather in comparison to the previous protagonist Aiden Pierce. Marcus has a bit more charisma to him as well. Not only is the characteristics of this protagonist more improved, but the freedom to navigate your character such as a more athletic driven style of parkour. With some sweet animations.

 

Check out the trailer below:

Source: IGN

Watch dogs 2 releases this November 15th, 2016, In addition to the standard game, several editions are available for pre-order:

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Deluxe Edition includes the Game, an exclusive sleeve, a San Francisco Map, lithographs and the Deluxe pack of digital customization items.

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Gold Edition includes the Game, the Deluxe pack and the Season Pass

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San Francisco Edition with its Collector’s box, includes the game, extra digital content: The Deluxe pack and Zodiac killer mission, the Marcus Figurine, SF-themed laptop stickers, lithographs, and a San Francisco Map.(Editor’s Note:  As of now it’s assumed that this edition may not be available in U.S. we will update as we gather more information)

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Exclusively on the Uplay shop, fans of the franchise can pre-order Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack and The return of DedSec Collector’s Case.  The return of DedSec Collector’s Case contains the Gold Edition and DedSec themed memorabilia including among other collector items, the DedSec art Marcus figurine, Marcus’ scarf and cap replica and an exclusive 64 page art-book.
Wrench Junior Robot Collector’s Pack includes the Gold Edition and a 20cm replica of the in-game Wrench Junior robot, controlled by an app (Iphone or Android).

Players who pre-order any edition get an extra mission named Zodiac Killer: a copycat of the Zodiac Killer is murdering people and taunting the police with coded messages. Players have to decrypt the codes and hunt down the killer to complete the mission and get an additional exclusive outfit.

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