Happy weekend everybody! Welcome, and thank you for reading my DualShockers Weekly column.
What was your gaming week like? As far as I’m concerned, I have to admit the newly released Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on PS4 took all of my gaming time this week! By the way, if you like this series, Sega put up a survey to gather opinions about the game and any potential Western localizations. Make sure to make your voice heard.
That being said, here are our five stories that were the most popular between May 15th and May 21st:
Brace yourselves, E3 2016 is coming! This week, Sony Interactive Entertainment finally unveiled the date and time for its traditional and much awaited press conference. It’s hard not to be excited and speculating about what will be announced. If you’re planning to watch the conference, you can find all the information included in the article.
Summer is coming, but it might not feel like so, depending on the area you live in. Fortunately, Koei Tecmo is making the heat rise by releasing the free to play version of Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 on PS4 and PS Vita. In the case you need some holidays and entertainment, this might be just the right game for you. You can read more about the free to play version in the article.
During Electronic Arts’ Investor Day, which took place this week, CEO Andrew Wilson expressed his high expectations for the upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda. According to Wilson, this whole new Mass Effect story has the potential to “break beyond” the original core gamer audience and appeal to a larger number of players. Another interesting detail was also shared: the game will use the crowd technology developed for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. If you’re curious about the game, don’t miss our full coverage in the article.
Naughty Dog has been lauded for its Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End both by gamers and the industry. Phil Spencer is no exception: the head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division sent his words of praise to the Santa Monica studio on Twitter, regarding the accessibility features included in the game. In case you missed it, these features were showcased in a video and enable players with disability to properly and fully enjoy the gaming experience. You can read the whole story in the article.
Battlefield 1 features a marketing deal with Xbox One, but Electronic Arts really isn’t worried about it potentially affecting sales negatively. They also gave a bit of insight on why those deals are made, and how they work.