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PlayStation Now Enters Open Beta, 100 Games Available At Launch

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Sony’s highly anticipated video game streaming service ‘PlayStation Now’ has finally entered open beta and is available to experience right now if you’re living in the US or Canada.

The game rental service will launch with 100 different titles from a variety of different publishers and will gradually have more games added to the vault of streamable games as time goes on. All of the titles in the ‘Now’ program have typical PlayStation game features such as cloud saves, trophies, leader boards and online multiplayer access.

PlayStation Now is also fairly reasonably priced, starting at $3 for four hours, $6 for seven days, $8 for 30 days and finally $15 for 90 days per game, great pricing if you’re looking to power through some older titles. The prices are subject to change at future dates as Sony is still experimenting with the pricing structure.

The service is currently only available to PlayStation 4 users but will soon be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV and ‘select’ 2014 Sony TV’s.

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Animal Farm Developer Talks Challenges of Adaptation

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While details of the upcoming Animal Farm game remain scant, one of the key developers, Imre Jele, has opened up about the process of adapting George Orwell’s classic text.

Jele took to the stage during University College London’s recent event ‘Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019’ to discuss the inspirations and challenges the team has faced. While no transcript of the talk is available, sources from the event took to Twitter to share some of Jele’s insights.

Perhaps most notable is the statement (via the event’s official Twitter page) that “We didn’t want Animal Farm in space—we just wanted Animal Farm, as it was in the text.” This desire separates the project from other adaptations such as Dante’s Inferno or American McGee’s Alice that take considerable liberties with their source material. At the same time, the political nature of the book means that the game should offer more than simple entertainment:

However, these goals are complicated by the fact that, according to Jele (via The Orwell Foundation) that the team is “constantly encountering the problem: at what point in the story would Orwell allow the the reader—the player—to make choices?”

Jele also discussed his own history with the book, which he first experienced as a child in Russian-occupied Hungary, and how it related to his family’s political opinions.

The game was first announced almost two years ago and described as an “adventure-tycoon” experience, though relatively few concrete details have yet been made available. At present, only a PC launch is confirmed with consoles a possibility, while no release window has been announced.

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