GAMING: ‘BLACK DESERT ONLINE’ PS4 OPEN BETA IS LIVE

Black Desert Online will be released on 22 August for PS4. The game is available for PC and Xbox One.

Players are given a chance to test it in form of an open beta that is live now and will be until Tuesday. It’s free to download and according to an official source, you won’t need an active PSN- subscription. Three regions and six classes are available.

At the very end of the testing period, a firework show is on. Cool, right?

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THE BEST-SELLING SUPERHERO VIDEOGAME OF ALL-TIME IN THE US

Swedish Gamereactor reports that Mat Piscatella from the NPD-group (market research company of the US videogames sales) is listning Marvel’s Spider-Man as the best-selling superhero video game of all-time in the U.S.

I don’t think the game has not quality to be the biggest ever but considering it’s a PS4 exclusive (and therefore available only on Sony’s console) and not multiplatform – as the Arkham series – and released lesser than a year ago, it’s admirable.

Here’s the tweet:

VIKING THEMED RTS ‘NORTHGARD’ COMING TO CONSOLES THIS YEAR

We’re really proud to finally announce the release of our beloved Northgard on Xbox, PS4 and Switch!

Northgard on console will feature all the content found in the Steam base version including the major Ragnarok and Relics updates: six clans, a lengthy campaign, cooperative and competitive online play across various maps including the apocalyptic-themed Ragnarok, ranked play and much more. Shiro Games has also ensured that playing using the controller will be effortless, with many tweaks and a completely revamped user interface.

Northgard is a strategy game deeply ingrained with Norse mythology. Players take control of their chosen Viking clan to explore and settle new territories which are filled with untold riches and deadly magical foes, from dire wolves and undead warriors, to giants and great dragons. To bring fame to their clan and write history, players will have to carefully manage their resources, trade with rival clans, befriend or defeat mythical creatures, brave the harshest winters and conquer unforgiving lands.

Source: YouTube video description

SOME PICS FROM WEBHALLEN ON SVEAVÄGEN, STOCKHOLM CITY

Webhallen is one of the most popular computer hardware and video games store, present at 14 locations in the Stockholm area. Every time I visit at particular store on SVEAVÄGEN (in the heart of STOCKHOLM), there are peeps playing games.

As you can tell, there are 4 Xbox Ones and 7 or 8 PS4 units. Unfortunately, no Switch.

PLAYSTATION 4 SALES ARE GOING STRONG

As of December 31, 2018, the console has officially sold more than 91.6 million units globally. The 2018 holiday season saw over 5.6 million PlayStation 4 units being sold.

As for the games, more than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold during the holiday season, bringing the worldwide total to over 876 million PS4 games sold since Sony’s latest console launched on November 15, 2013.
Source: https://nordic.ign.com/god-of-war/21737/news/playstation-4-sales-exceed-916-million-units-worldwide

2018 was an excelent year for Sony and the console. God of War and Spider-Man released exclusively and were also among the strongest releases of last year. Spider-Man has sold 9 million copies.

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MARVEL’s ‘SPIDER-MAN’ – “Silver Lining”: DLC 3 Teaser 

In the tension-filled finale to Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps, the web-slinger must rely on unlikely allies to protect the city from calamity.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining is available for download on the PlayStation®4 system December 21, 2018.