DualShockers Weekly: Check Out The Most Popular News Stories Between December 27th and January 2nd

With a fresh new year starting, the whole DualShockers team would like to thank all of you, long-time followers and new readers, for supporting us through 2015.

We will be doing our utmost best this year again to bring you the latest news and keep you informed about all of your favorite games. We wish a very Happy New Year to all of you and hope that 2016 will bring you happiness and lots of awesome games!

2016 has just started and it is that time of the year where many gamers look back on their best gaming memories, and get excited over their most anticipated games for the new year.

This last week of 2015 and first week of 2016 was particularly marked by game developers picking their game of the year and publishers keeping the hype up for their upcoming 2016 games. Incidentally, if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out DualShockers Game of the Year Awards 2015.

That said, here are the five news pieces that proved most popular last week:

1 – Sony’s New Year Trailer Shows 20 PS4 Exclusives and Console Debuts Coming in 2016

Sony wishes you a Happy New Year in its own way with a two minutes-long trailer showing off the twenty PS4 exclusives and console debuts you should expect in 2016. It looks like many of you are highly anticipating some of these titles as it was our most popular article this week.

2 – Shu Yoshida: In 2016 You’ll Think “it’s Good to Have a PS4;” Unprecedented Rush of Big Games Coming

While several great games were released on PlayStation 4 in 2015, 2016 will most likely be a turning point for Sony Computer Entertainment’s console. An unprecedented rush of highly awaited titles and exclusive games is expected this year, along with the launch of PlayStation VR. President Shuhei Yoshida commented on this by adding this is a year you should “look forward to”.

3 – Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata Explains Why The Witcher 3 Is His Game of the Year for 2015


When he was asked to mention a game that particularly impressed him in 2015,  Final Fantasy XV Game Director Hajime Tabata’s choice was rather interesting: his pick for the year was a direct competitor within the same genre of his own creation: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Mr. Tabata was very impressed by the game itself as an open world RPG but also by the level of the entire production as a whole.

4 – 37 Japanese Game Developers Name their Games of The Year for 2015: Check Out What they Picked

5 – 133 Japanese Developers Pick their Game of The Year 2015: Splatoon Beats Bloodborne, Mario and More

At the end of each year, it is a tradition for Japanese magazines to ask to game developers to pick their Game of the Year, and the titles they enjoyed playing the most in 2015. Famitsu and 4Gamer published two lists in which you can find out what games your favorite developers loved in 2015. Some replies are actually quite funny and unexpected.

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Morgane Bouvais

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