This is part the reason I have been around less. I mean, it's just the nature of forums unfortunately, but being away and talking among a group with no toxicity, and idiots doing backflips, is SO REFRESHING. At this point, I feel participating outside this thread is ( mostly )undesirable, and also, that VGC brings out the worst in me as it pertains to discussing video games. I have, of course, done my fair share of backflips over the years, but my time away has reminded me that there ARE OTHER WAYS to go about things.
This. All of it. It's actually fun talking about games on discord, reddit, gamereactor.dk, etc. But on VGC outside this thread it's fanboy war stuff everywhere. I don't know if anything could or should be done but if more people are leaving than joining, maybe it isn't an optimal environment. It's suppose to be fun dammit xD
Tbh not much new news to post on PS. People are busy this time of year and new games and consoles out now so less time to post.
But the same thing can be said about Xbox. That doesn't stop Ryuu from updating the thread multiple times a day.
Besides random casual talk, this is some of the PS related stuff that've been discussed lately on the other sites I've been visiting:
New Crash Bandicoot game hinted, possibly a new Crash PvP like Crash Bash (link)
Astro's Playroom director, Nicolas Doucet, hinting at a sequel (link)
TLOU composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, hinting at future collaboration with Naughty Dog (link)
Demon's Souls locked-door mystery has been solved (link)
- for people loving these mysteries I can recommend watching this video on Shadow of the Colossus (link)
Bluepoint Games is rumored to be developing a remake of Metal Gear Solid (link)
Insider hinting that Elden Ring will be shown at The Game Awards (link)
Dragon Age 4 will be shown at The Game Awards (link)
Dragon's Dogma 2 and new Onimusha revealed in Capcom leaks (link)
Metro 4 has been announced, built in an overhauled engine (link)
Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 gameplay trailer (link), hinted to get a 60fps next-gen patch on day 1 (link)
Jim Ryan hinting at future Game Pass competitor (link)
New patent for scalable CPU/GPU possibly hinting at PS5 Pro or cloud gaming (link)
New patent for PSVR2 reveals support for haptic feedback and possible design (link)
Sony rumored to be nearing acquisition of Bluepoint Games (link)
Take-Two now a racing powerhouse after buying Codemasters (F1, Dirt, Grid, Fuel, Toca) – including Slightly Mad Studios (Project Cars, NFS Shift) and former Evolution Studios (Onrush, Driveclub, Motorstorm) (link)
PlayStation Productions are done filming the Uncharted movie, now ramping up production on The Last of Us TV series and Metal Gear Solid movie (link)
AC: Valhalla on PS5 performs like an RTX 2080 with Very High settings (link), more PS5 benchmarks (link)