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PlayStation’s acquisition season is about purchasing variety within limits

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  Sony Interactive Entertainment has made another acquisition. This time, the company has brought U.K. studio Firesprite into the PlayStation Studios fold. Firesprite joins Nixxies and Housemarque as Sony looks to continue growing its stable of game developers. Firesprite is best known…

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PlayStation’s acquired a new studio and it’s hiring for multiple projects

Home News Gaming (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment) Sony has announced the acquisition of Firesprite, a UK-based development studio behind titles like survival horror The Persistence.In a new post on the official PlayStation blog, head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, welcomed Firesprite to the PlayStation Studios family, saying that “the team’s technical and creative capabilities…

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The best deals from PlayStation’s and Xbox’s latest summer game sales

Dealmaster — Dealmaster has deals on Mass Effect, Halo, The Last of Us, Returnal, and more. Ars Staff – Jul 24, 2021 3:11 pm UTC Enlarge / A number of big-name Xbox and PlayStation games are on sale this weekend.Ars TechnicaThis weekend edition of the Dealmaster is focused exclusively on video game discounts for PlayStation…

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Our Hopes for PlayStation’s Next (Unannounced) State of Play

On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Lucy O’Brien, and Zach Ryan to discuss all the latest in the world of PlayStation.First, we jump into Abandoned and the whole Blue Box Studios conspiracy that has arisen, and why we sadly don’t think it’s a…

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PlayStations Big Store Reversal, Returnal PS5 Impressions

On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss all the latest PlayStation news. The crew jumps into PlayStation’s surprising, big store reversal and the decision to keep the PS3 and PS Vita PlayStation Stores alive for now. We discuss the…

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PlayStation’s Recycled Boxes Are Very Cool

Image: SonyI am very much developing a thing for more responsible video game packaging, and so this blog by Sony on how they’re cutting down on plastics in their PlayStation boxes was pretty interesting reading.As part of “a commitment to eliminate plastic use in newly designed small product packaging by 2025″, Sony explains how the…

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PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning

Sony’s consistent output of critical and commercial smash hits is undoubtedly a key factor in PlayStation’s rise from the ashes after the troubled launch of the PlayStation 3. By doubling down on beloved franchises like Uncharted, a revived God of War, and more recent hits like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima, Sony’s stable of…

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Prepping for PlayStation’s digital store shutdown is a total slog, so start sooner than later

From login woes to slow downloads to missing buttons, it can be a pain to get your PSP, Vita, and PS3 libraries situatedAfter hearing the PSP, Vita, and PS3 store shutdown news last week, I was disappointed, but I wasn’t as fired up as some. More like all-around bummed and tired. We’re really doing this,…