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Life in Lockdown | Revisiting the PlayStation 3

I know I usually write about movies, but every now and then you have to branch out. And with not a lot going on in the movie world right now, I thought it would be fun to revisit some old video games. So I dusted off my PlayStation 3 and began perusing my collection of games. Grand Theft Auto IV was my first choice, followed quickly by "The Ballad of Gay Tony" expansion, and I must say they didn't disappoint. The Liberty City/New York setting is a lot of fun all on its own. Populated with plenty of colourful characters, it's actually a pretty accurate - if not a little extreme - depiction of city living. GTA IV benefits from an interesting protagonist. Nico Bellic is a complicated individual, dealing with his past and a little conflicted over his criminal career, he wants to be a better person. But it's his way of dealing with the criminals he works for that makes him so compelling; he doesn't buy into their bullshit, and he's not afraid to call t

PlayStation 5 Unveiled

Sony has unveiled the much anticipated PlayStation 5, which included a showcase of an impressive list of games and several game developers expressing their excitement to show us what they've been working on. If you missed it, or simply want to watch it again, check it out below. The show began with a look back at the history of the PlayStation, followed by a recap of something a little more recent... GTA V. Yes the game that has already spanned two consoles will soon be available on a third. GTA Online will be available free to all PS5 owners, provided they have PlayStation Plus of course. And to sweeten the deal everyone who owns GTA V on the PS4 will get $1 million in GTA cash every month until PS5 GTA V launches in 2021. After a welcome message from President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, in which he was keen to point out Sony's good relationship with Rockstar, we got into something a little more new. Ryan described the PS5 as the "biggest generat