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According to an Insider, Sony has Banned Numerous Games from the PlayStation Store

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Completionists and the rest of us are two different categories of players.

I’m so sorry Completionists

However, some players relish the notoriety that comes with earning a sizable number of Platinums.

My admiration is all yours if you’ve spent 60 hours exploring every square inch of The Nine Realms in God of War, but increasingly, people are using shortcuts.

I’m talking about the games where you can magically achieve a Platinum trophy by paying £1 to cross a road. Sony has taken notice and is trying to address the issue.

According to DEX.EXE, PlayStation has apparently written to all game developers warning them that shovelware, reskinned titles, and titles made just to award Platinum trophies may soon be shadowbanned or delisted.

“SIE works to ensure that users can search and find the entire spectrum of experiences on PlayStation, and that partners have a fair means of being discovered,” said Sony in its opening statement.

Customers’ and partners’ experiences may suffer if partners “spam” the PlayStation Store with numerous variations of the same kind of content.

“Products whose functionality and/or assets are copied or are not meaningfully different from products already published on PlayStation Store [and] multiple concepts and product variants, published by individual partners, that have duplicative functionality or experiences,” Sony noted as items that would going forward be labeled as spam.

It’s a good point that they made afterward when they said, “Providing distinct prizes for each product is not enough to differentiate content.” Platinum awards are intended to be won.

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Tons of Fans Express Interest in a Def Jam Revival

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A popular EA series that blended fighting and hip hop has been inactive for some time. Def Jam: Icon, the company’s last real fighting game, was released in 2007, but fans have been wishing for a revival ever since.

What They Can Do

In order to show EA how much support there is for a new installment on contemporary systems, these same devoted fans have now made the decision to take matters into their own hands and start a petition. It’s been going very well so far.

Growing Strength

Over 8500 people have signed the petition to see a new Def Jam game on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which was started by YouTube creator RAH GAMING. Many have also left comments expressing how much they would value the series’ return.

Ice-T also joined the Def Jam comeback earlier this year when he requested a Fight for New York revival on Twitter, predicting that it “would be a huge hit all over again.” He played a role in the game too, so knowing that he’d likely be open to developing a new installment if the chance presented itself is pretty reassuring.

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Yet Another Mobile Game is in the Works for Bethesda

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Bethesda, the company behind Starfield and many iconic games, is now developing a new mobile game, however it’s not clear which of its well-known titles it will be based on.

A Huge Announcement

Todd Howard, executive producer at Bethesda and director of Starfield, disclosed that the company is creating another mobile game on the most recent episode of Lex Fridman’s podcast.

Something New

Howard was frank while discussing the conceptual differences between creating a game for a console and one for a mobile device: “Well we’ve done a few things, and we have a new mobile game that we’re working on that we haven’t announced yet that I am in love with.”

He made no other hints as to the game’s genre, release date, or other details, but he did suggest that it will be a longer experience rather than a game meant to be played in spurts.

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Wednesday Takes Over Record That Stranger Things 4 Used to Hold

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Wednesday on Netflix debuted with a bang. With 341.2 million hours seen after its Nov. 23 premiere, the fantasy series starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams is at the top of the Netflix Top 10 TV ranking for the week of Nov. 21 to 27.

Getting to the Top

In terms of the number of hours seen in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix, “Wednesday” has broken the previous record. Season 4 of “Stranger Things” held the record with 335.01 million hours watched.

News by the Numbers

Data from Netflix indicates that more than 50 million households have watched the show since it debuted, making it the English-language TV series on Netflix with the most hours seen in a week.

The program has also surpassed Stranger Things’ previous record by being #1 in 83 nations. Other recent programs, like the Jeffrey Dahmer true crime series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story back in late September, have gone close to breaking Stranger Things’ record.

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