PS5 Presale Goes Bananas

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

This week Sony gave us a huge update and preorder details for the highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Well…as of publishing…the PS5 preorders have come and gone. By that I mean the major sites such as Best Buy, Amazon, and Wal-Mart are already showing sold out. Sony, however, has vowed that they will deliver more for preorder and they will be available for pickup or delivery by the November 12th release date.

So here’s what we know so far. PlayStation 5 will come in two versions with two different price points. The PS5 is priced at $499 and comes with an Ultra 4K BluRay player for those dedicated to discs. The PS5 Digital is priced at $399 and will feature no disc drive for those preferring to download their games onto the hard drive. Surprisingly, they don’t come with a terabyte of storage like the PS4 Pro did but has something that I believe will crush the upcoming XBOX Series X. Both PlayStations feature an 825GB SSD drive. “What does that mean for me” you ask? Basically an SSD or Solid State Drive, uses less energy to load and perform which eliminates lag times. It allows game designers to give you maps that have zero load time from area to area. Think of Skyrim or Red Dead Redemption 2 with 3-4 times the area and no lag in rendering or gameplay. The SSD can be easily upgraded for more storage should you need it but this will be a game changer for console players.

Lastly, I would be an asshole if I didn’t talk about the catalog of games that will be available at release. Here’s what we’ve seen so far:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Demon Souls
  • Destruction All-Stars
  • Godfall
  • Just Dance 2021
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Along with these titles, retro titles will be provided in the PlayStation Store such as God of War (super excited about this), The Last of Us Remastered and a ton of other classic titles. Check back as we get close to launch date for more updates!

A Look From Nowhere At Suicide Squad:Kill The Justice League

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

The world of pop culture is still feeling the after effects of the DC Fandome and our favorite villainous squad are jumping from the page to the screen to the next generation of video game consoles.

The Nowhere California team will be diving deep into the first images from “The Suicide Squad” movie, but we have to take a look at the next game from the creative minds behind the legendary Arkham City franchise, Rocksteady Studios.

The members of Task Force X have entered the battle damage city limits of Metropolis, they have one mission and one goal. The mission is to eliminate a target and their goal is to get time erased from their prison sentences, but there is one huge problem and that is the target. Harley Quinn (voiced by Tara Strong), Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark (voiced by WWE superstar Samoa Joe) have to take down Superman. Will the goal outweigh the mission? Also, from the title of the game, we can only imagine that the team will have a lot more on their plates.

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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will not hit stores until 2022, but this first look has given the world something to be excited for and is given me a reason to possibly upgrade my current video game system.

Spider-Man Avenged: Homecoming Trailer Released

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

 The silver screen translations of Spider-Man have been many and the reactions have been a mixed bag since the first incarnation hit the screen. The ups and downs have been many, with the downs hitting the basement hard. Now, Spider-Man is back with MARVEL and it is time for a proper homecoming.

You just watched the North American and International trailer for “Spider-Man:Homecoming” In those short moments, as with Spidey’s appearance in “Captain America: CIVIL WAR”, you care about this character more then you could ever in the Sam Raimi trilogy.

 It’s quick to notice that the iconic web slinger is in the proper hands of the house that truly built his legacy and he is back in the universe that he belongs in. The casting of Peter was done with perfect precision, Tom Holland plays Peter with the heart of a kid that could overcome this insane situation and you would actually believe that he is a high schooler.

 The entire cast looks like they are ready to give this iconic web slinger his proper moment in the spotlight and Michael Keaton stepping into the evil wings of The Vulture is going to add another stellar moment to Keaton’s career.

 There is so much more that can be said about this trailer and we’ll have all of that coming in the upcoming episodes of our podcast. “Spider-Man:Homecoming” looks to be a moment of truth in labeling and it’s great to say that Spidey is truly home.

 Independence Day Weekend 2017 will bring more then fireworks to the sky. Look for Spider-Man to hit theaters July 7,2017.
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A Red Dead Return

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

Rockstar Games has come out with guns a blazing’! This title is a personal one for me. My friends and other gamers had to endure me gushing over Red Dead Redemption and how it was the most amazing game I had ever played.  From the expansive, open world exploration and side jobs, to the characters that seemed to walk out of your console larger than life. As a kid who has grown up in the Mojave Desert, the rendering of sunrises of the land and the way monsoonal rains would sweep was breathtaking. I honestly sat on a ridge and watched the sunrise and I swear I could almost smell that familiar air. Rockstar Games has done it again and now we get a glimpse into the Red Dead world again. Leave it to Rockstar to have me wanting to skip this fall and just get to the next one so that I can travel back to the time of gunslingers and river boat gamblers. Rockstar has partnered with Sony to give players early content and, much like Skyrim, a release of the classic Red Dead on the Playstation Network. All of the footage shown is from actual in-game play on the Playstation 4 engine. I simply cannot wait.

This Summer…Who you Gonna call?

(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

Yesterday, the world was witness to some unusual paranormal activity that appeared in the form of a free roaming, full-screen movie trailer. That’s right, the long awaited trailer for Paul Feig’s all-female cast of Ghostbusters hit http://www.ghostbusters.com to mixed reactions. We here at Nowhere California absolutely loved our first glimpse into the new world of the Ghostbusters franchise. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon (By the way, McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann? My new crush!), and Leslie Jones round out our new Ghostbusters as well as, who we believe will be their super sexy secretary, Chris Hemsworth. The trailer gives us our first glimpse at the new ghosts and a familiar ugly little spud…green…gross…OKAY It’s Slimer. Since the guys at Nowhere gave this to me to write I will hop on a short soapbox for a moment. This may not be our original guys nor a true sequel to the franchise. It is, however, honoring the original with cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, the freaking firehouse AND, as I mentioned, Slimer. The hearse they use in this as Ecto-1 is a 1984 Cadillac…you know 1984…like when the first film came out!? So everyone needs to cool their collective jets and just enjoy a new chapter into the Ghostbusters universe! I will be there on July 15th to watch as “A new team will answer the call.”