Weekly Recap: PS4 Neo Reveal Expected, Pokemon Go Deaths, PS Plus Price Hike


Everyone is thinking it and now GameStop said it: the PlayStation Neo is likely to be officially confirmed during Sony’s PlayStation news event in New York City next month. During an earnings briefing this week, GameStop management said all will become clear on September the 7th, referencing the news briefing. Sony is expected to officially confirm the Neo and also announced a slimmed-down PS4.

Authorities in Japan said this week that two people died in cases linked to Pokemon Go, believed to be the first fatalities associated with the popular game. In both cases, drivers reportedly distracted by the game struck pedestrians, who later died in hospitals. This is a terrible thing and hopefully we don’t hear more reports along the same lines.

PlayStation Plus is getting more expensive in the US and Canada. Sony announced that the subscription service, which you need to play games online, is going up in price to $60 for a year and $25 for three months. The one-month plan is staying at $10. A membership also gets you free games every month. You must maintain your membership to continue to play the PS Plus titles.

The Other Stuff (Stories We Like, But Didn’t Cover With a Standalone Post):

There is a Dark Souls easter egg in the newest Overwatch map. How cool is that?Read the story and watch the video to learn more.

Dang, Star Citizen continues to look impressive. Take a look at this video from Gamescom for evidence of that. More details here at Polygon.

A new Astro Boy game is coming. A Kickstarter campaign for the project, Edge of Tomorrow, went up this week, asking for $50,000 to make it a reality.

Sony hasn’t even announced the PlayStation 4 Slim but someone has already unboxed it. Bear in mind this is all unofficial at this point, but it certainly looks real. Get all the details at DualShockers.

Destiny’s Rise of Iron expansion is coming in September and now Bungie has shared lots of insight about the new six-player raid, Wrath of the Machine. Read all about it here at Game Informer.

What were the top-grossing console, PC, and mobile games of July 2016? This new Superdata report has all the answers, and yes, Pokemon Go was on top.Read the full report here.

Titanfall 2’s multiplayer might feel a little slower than the first game–and this is intentional. Read this Shacknews interview with director Steve Fukuda to learn more about why Respawn is changing things up for the sequel.

Who might direct the Captain Marvel movie? According to the Hollywood Reporter, the list of leading candidates has been winnowed down to three.

[Source:- gamespot]