The Japanese Olympic Committee gave Sapporo formal approval to take part in the bidding process for the 2026 Winter Olympics at a board meeting on Wednesday.
The city in Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido plans to announce its intention to bid before the deadline at the end of March 2018, said JOC Vice President Eisuke Hiraoka.
hen Shadow of the Colossus made its memorable debut back in 2005, it managed something refreshingly different in modern games at the time – it changed the narrative. During an era where visual fidelity was going through a seismic shift on PlayStation 2, this title kept its story minimalistic and its gameplay pure: hunt the looming colossi one-by-one.
But when it was announced at E3 2017 that Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio were remaking the game for PlayStation 4, the excitement was tangible. Because even though Shadow of the Colossus thrives on minimalism, the power of PS4 Pro makes a suitably colossal difference to just how affecting this already emotional game is.
November is here, which means that the Black Friday frenzy will begin soon. Companies want to get the hype going for their products ahead of the biggest online shopping event of the year. Like it did last year, Nintendo is going to release a few limited edition bundles for the holiday season.
The first bundle is all about the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. A limited edition Nintendo 2DS themed around Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is going to be released for Black Friday.
A couple of days ago, Konami tweeted that the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro patch would be released on the 31st of October, and sure enough if you do own the PS4 Pro and would like the game to be able to take full advantage of your console's hardware, you'll be pleased to learn that the update is now live.
According to a post on the Metal Gear Solid Facebook page, "If you have a PS4 Pro and 4K screen, you can now enjoy [Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain] at a higher resolution and a more stable frame rate. Even if you have a 1080p screen, you'll still enjoy the improved performance thanks to today's patch."
Nintendo has been proudly sharing details about how many units of the Nintendo Switch that they have sold since its release, which is sitting at 7.63 million units worldwide. However it looks like if Nintendo plans on competing with the other consoles, they've got a lot of catching up to do, especially against the likes of Sony.
This is because according to Sony's own financial results, the company has managed to ship 67.5 million PS4 consoles as of the 30th of September, 2017. However as we have constantly reminded you guys in the past, shipments do not necessarily equate to sales, since not all units shipped are sold. However we can only imagine that Sony has been doing this long enough to anticipate demand and supply, so it is possible that the figures could be close.
When Apple announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus last year, there was also a surprise announcement made by Nintendo in which they revealed that Apple's iOS devices would be the first to get Super Mario Run, a game based on the Mario franchise which has been designed for mobile, a first for Nintendo at bringing Mario onto phones.
Unfortunately it seems that a little over a year later, Super Mario Run isn't making Nintendo as rich as they would like. During Nintendo's financial earnings report, the company has revealed that Super Mario Run has managed to hit 200 million downloads since its release, a jump of 50 million since we last checked earlier this year.
Sony's PS4 Pro represents the company's attempt at an upgrade over the current PS4 console. It is supposed to be more powerful than its predecessor, which means that it should be able to run games at a higher quality than before. For gamers looking to take advantage of this, Konami has recently announced a release date for the PS4 Pro for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The announcement was posted on the company's Twitter page during the Paris Games Show and according to Konami, the patch is expected to be released tomorrow. Unfortunately details as to what the patch will bring to the table is unclear, but presumably it will update the game to allow it to better take advantage of the PS4 Pro's power and graphics, which should result in The Phantom Pain looking even more amazing than it already does.
With every Nintendo console release, it is expected that the company will introduce new games based on existing franchises, for example how we've gotten so many variations of Mario Kart by now. This is also why seeing Nintendo announce Super Mario Odyssey as a Mario title for the Switch did not come as a surprise either.
However what's surprising is how well-received the title is. According to Nintendo's latest financial report (via GameSpot), it has been revealed that Super Mario Odyssey has managed to sell 2 million copies. This is a massive feat by Nintendo especially when you consider that it has only been about 3 days or so since the game was released!
"That's a Soul Eater. If that kills us, that's it… no Valhalla…" – Atreus
When we unveiled a bold, daunting, new direction for God of War at E3 2016, Cory wrote here "Change is an essential part of life. In creative development change is often the explosive spark that transforms good enough into truly memorable." As we sit here in the studio on the cusp of our content lock for the game, I can tell you our team's souls are downright driven to nail those memorable moments with as much determination as Kratos and Atreus are on their incredible journey. There are no Soul Eaters lurking in these halls, though today you may think otherwise with our studio Halloween decorations. This team is making it happen once again through perseverance, passion, and determination.
The NES Classic was launched last year to great success, which is why many were probably bummed out when Nintendo announced that they would be discontinuing it. This led to resellers posting their stock on websites like eBay where it was fetching prices 3-4 times higher than what retailers were selling them for.
If you passed on paying a premium for the console, that was a good choice because as you might have heard, Nintendo announced several months ago that the NES Classic will be returning in 2018. In fact speaking to The Verge, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime promised that the console will be returning in "significant numbers", which hopefully should be enough to satisfy the demand for them.
Boo! Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you. But we’re feeling the Halloween spirit and there’s a big reason why: all of the great new horror games that have come to PS4 and PS VR this year!
It’s always good to have backup when facing horror, so let us shine a flashlight on some of the biggest and best new horror games that have hit PlayStation platforms in 2017. Got a spooky recommendation to add? Leave it in the comments below!
The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday that Tokyo will work towards becoming carbon free during the four days of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced the initiative Monday after an international meeting about global warming in Paris, emphasizing the importance to work to become a "fully sustainable city and to create a lasting Olympic legacy for future generations," according to the IOC website.