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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tekken 7 Announced for PS4

The fighting franchise with more than two decades of technical level fighting and a deeply dedicated community is back with Tekken 7! It will be running on Unreal Engine 4 for the first time with highly detailed characters and dynamic environments. The home console version of Tekken 7 benefits from numerous modes along with an intensive canon storyline and many other enhancements to be revealed.
Tekken is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the latest chapter in the historic series. Continue the fight amongst the Mishima clan and its newest member: Kazumi Mishima. What secrets will be revealed within the Mishima clan? The epic conclusion will unfold in Tekken 7!
Under the leadership of Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 7 continues to be developed by the Tekken Team at Bandai Namco Entertainment.
Stay tuned in the coming months for character reveals, new gameplay mechanics, and videos showing off all of the new and exciting features in Tekken 7.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

PS4 Outsells Xbox One Again, Kojima Leaves Konami, High-Power PS4 Model

PS4 Tops Xbox One in September US Sales: Sony's PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in the US during September, the company announced this week as part of the monthly NPD report. The Xbox One was no slouch, though, as sales grew year-over-year and the platform continues to perform well. [Full story]
Kojima Leaves Konami... Or Maybe He's on Vacation: A report this week claimed that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima's final day at Konami was October 9. Following this, however, Konami issued a statement that claimed Kojima was actually still an employee but was just on vacation. [Full story]
Sony Might Consider High-Power PS4: According to Sony executive Masayasu Ito, Sony is potentially considering making a higher-performance version of the PS4. Note that this is just hypothetical talk at the moment, but that Sony is talking about it at all is...interesting. [Full story]

Sony PS4 Can Be Used to Share Games Through PSN

A lot of people already know how to share games with their family and friends on the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One and even on the PC, and it is a useful feature to say the least. However, Sony Corporation's (NYSE:SNE) PS4 is not behind in this regard, as it too allows you to share games through PSN.
You need to understand with all the impressive deals on the PSN along with flash sales, purchasing digital copies of games is becoming quite a norm these days. Even though you can still share a physical disc with just about anyone, it is not as convenient as sharing digital copies of games, which is not as hard as it was before.
Similar to how you would need to set up your Xbox One, you will first need to enable the PS4 as a primary console to share games on it. To do so, you will need to use your PS4 to log into your PlayStation Network account. Through the various options presented, you need to select ‘Activate as Your Primary PS4’. Once that is done, you need to select ‘Deactivate

Thursday, October 1, 2015

PlayStation Plus Free Games of October 2015 for PS4, PS3, and Vita

Sony has detailed the latest crop of games PlayStation Plus members can download for free in October.
In Europe, the list includes Super Meat Boy, which is making its debut on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Along with this, there's Double Fine's adventure game, Broken Age.
Kung-fu rhythm title Kickbeat and indie action game Kung Fu Rabbit will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as will Unmechanical Extended. Finally, physics-based platformer Chariot will be available to play on the PS3.
The full list of additions coming to European plus subscribers on October 6 can be found below.
In North America, meanwhile, Sony has confirmed Super Meat Boy and Broken Age will be available to subscribers, but has not mentioned any further titles.
Also worth noting is that DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition, the free version of Evolution's racing simulation game, will no longer be available from October 6. Sony has advised users to download the game to keep it in their library, where it can be downloaded again in the future.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Top 10 Ps4 Games.

As we approach the second birthday of Sony's PlayStation 4, we celebrate how its library has gotten better and only continues to grow through time.
To pay tribute, here are our favorite games for PlayStation 4.
Shovel Knight
The blade-wielding titular hero goes on a quest to defeat the Enchantress and rescue his beloved. Boss fights can be quite challenging, but there are well-executed mid-level saves to keep you going as needed. Shovel Knight has a beautiful idyllic village platform backed by a cool and quirky theme. This 8-bit classic action game is a plexus of new and old.

Batman: Arkham Knight
As if you need any more reason to try it, this simulator game boasts of far more superior graphics on PS4 than on PC. It's the ultimate superhero game, with its cinematic set pieces, compelling narrative, ingenious gadgets and, of course, the playable Batmobile.
Then there's always Batman. Why be anybody else when you could be Batman?

Towerfall Ascension
Dubbed as the "multiplayer game of the year," this archery combat platformer lets you have up to four players in your couch, floor or party. The mechanics are a piece of cake, but make no mistake, combat is fast and intense. It is best played "competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other."

NBA 2K15
This ultimate basketball simulation experience hit the 2015 court and boxed everyone out with its unparalleled lifelike graphics and unbelievably realistic gameplay. Everyone, including those who have no prior knowledge or appreciation for basketball, will find themselves completely absorbed in the mechanics and presentation of this game.

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
You won't go anywhere in The Witcher 3 without appreciating its picturesque open-world design. Just as well, because the game points are contextually weaved into one story-driven, next-generation RPG.

Rayman Legends
After Rayman OriginsRayman Legends had some pretty big shoes to fill - and it delivered. The game far outperformed its predecessor, particularly in terms of art direction and level design. With the Four-Player Co-op, 3D Boss Battles, Rayman Rocks and New Online Challenge mode, Legends might just be the best platformer on PS4.

This shoot-'em-up game was a pleasant surprise from Finnish developer Housemarque. An even bigger surprise is how it has managed to assert its place as one of the top console games, despite being released a year ago. No other game in PS4 right now is as addicting as Resogun.

Bloodborne, if anything, empowers its players by giving them the satisfaction of unlocking mysteries and succeeding. Its excellent third-person melee combat, incredible art design and well-thought-out characters make it a PS4 must-have.

Last of Us: Remastered
With over 200 Game of the Year awards under its belt, The Last of Us: Remastered includes higher-resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting and other improvements in terms of gameplay. Apart from newly explorable remastered features, it provides one of the best downloadable content on PlayStation.

Grand Theft Auto V

Just because it's the same core game as its PS3 counterpart doesn't make it less awesome. GTA V feels like a completely different game thanks to additional songs in the soundtrack, better cutscenes, more vehicles and a first-person mode. This is the open-world game to beat..

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Minecraft Update 1.20 Today on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita Adds Doctor Who Skin Pack, Fixes Frame-Rate Issues

Available now in Europe, with North America and Japan getting it later today (Update: It’s out now in North America), Minecraft update 1.20 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita adds support for the new Doctor Who Skin Pack, while also fixing a couple of issues, including a memory leak that caused frame-rate problems.

Here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s update, which apply to all platforms unless otherwise noted:


Added Doctor Who Skin Pack Bundle trial content.

Fixed a memory leak causing frame-rate issues.
Fixed an issue causing signs to go blank for network players.
Updated trophies to include all those already on other platforms. 23 added in total. (PS3 only)
Discussing the future of big Minecraft updates on consoles, developer 4J Studios said earlier this month:

No news yet, other than we’re working on it. The next few updates will be small, while we get the 1.8 update ready.

If you’re looking to purchase the Doctor Who Bundle, it’s available through the PlayStation Store for $5.99 (PS4, PS3, PS Vita).

Here’s the description:

Launch yourself on an epic adventure in space and time with this bundle of Minecraft Doctor Who Skins Volume I and Volume II. With the combination of these two skin packs you will have over 100 characters from all eras of the show’s history including all the Doctors, Amy Pond, Clara Oswald, Rose Tyler, Zygons, The Master, Weeping Angels, the Daleks, Davros, Donna Noble, Captain Jack Harkness, K9, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, the Sea Devil and the Cybermen.

You can check out some screenshots in the gallery below.

As Telltale Games and Mojang announced recently, Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to PS4 and PS3 this October through digital and retail stores.

Beyond: Two Souls, Heavy Rain PS4 Release Dates Coming Soon

The release dates for the PlayStation 4 versions of Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain will be announced "soon," developer Quantic Dream said on Twitter earlier today. The games were originally announced only for Europe and PAL regions, but laterconfirmed for release in North America.
The games will be available digitally as individual downloads. Alternatively, a two-game bundle featuring both will be offered as a download or on a disc. Pricing has not been announced.
The PS4 versions of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls wereannounced back in June. We still don't know much about the new editions, however, though better visuals are to be expected. No footage of either game's new PS4 version has been released so far.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hear how much quieter the 2nd generation PS4 really is.

We are fast approaching the holiday season where many a gamer will be considering a new games console purchase, and many kids will be asking for them for Christmas. For the PS4 this poses a bit of a problem because we are in a state of transition.
In Japan, Sony is shipping the latest model, the CUH-1200, which comes with a number of changes. The two biggest being the fact ituses a fifth less power and is quieter. In the US and Europe, we have small amounts of stock of the new model appearing for sale, but many of the bundles still use the older model, as does the 1TB version of the PS4.
So, is it worth ensuring you get the new, CUH-1200 model? If a lack of noise is important while you game then the answer is definitely “yes.”
Eurogamer has done an extensive review of the new PS4 and compared it to the old. Their conclusion is that there’s not enough changes to warrant replacing an existing PS4, but if you’re on the market to buy one then certainly ensure you get a CUH-1200.
In terms of noise level differences, though, I haven’t found a better comparison than the video below.The old model used in the video (CUH-1004a) is loudest during gameplay, and it’s noisy (75 decibels). You’d hear it from inside a TV cabinet, and up close it sounds like a jet taking off. Even so, it’s not an annoying noise, just fan noise. However, the CUH-1200 model is in a different league, never going above 62 decibels. The one compromise you make for that noise reduction seems to be a slightly higher running temperature, but not high enough to cause concern.
So, if you are considering a PS4 purchase, then it’s worth searching out a CUH-1200 model. If you’re asking someone else to buy it, then that complicates things a little. But if it’s a Christmas present just ask them to wait until early December when the new model should (hopefully) be widely available.

BioShock PS4 And Xbox One Remakes On The Way?

Irrational Games may no longer be in business but 2K Games could still make good on their BioShock series with remastered ports to the Xbox One and PS4. That's what some reports are indicating after a South African retailer accidentally listed that the BioShock Collection would be arriving for Sony and Microsoft's systems. 

Gamespot is reporting that South African retailer Raru leaked that the BioShock Collection is due to go live on November 27th for the Xbox One and PS4. That actually makes a lot of sense. 

However, there's one caveat: 2K Games hasn't announced anything... yet. 

This doesn't seem surprising given that we've seen plenty of remastered editions get leaked in the past and they actually do turn out to be true, such as Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition or the biggest worst kept secret of the century, GTA V coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 

Remastered editions have become a huge selling point for some franchises throughout this eighth generation of gaming. In fact, there have been more remastered games remade for the Xbox One and PS4 than there have been new IP exclusively made for each respective console. The publishers are effectively reselling games from the Xbox 360 and PS3 with higher frame-rates and resolution for $60, and in some cases just one year later sort of like GTA V and The Last of Us: Remastered

Of course, there's probably going to be very few people complaining about getting the BioShock trilogy on the eighth-gen consoles. I mean, this is probably one of the best reviewed and one of the most beloved, narrative-driven, first-person shooter brands on the market. 

The first two BioShocks would be cool to see at 1080p and 60fps, but I would actually, personally, love to see BioShock: Infinite running at higher resolutions and with better draw distances on the home consoles. There are a few segments in that game that would look absolutely marvelous with upscaled graphics. Of course, PC gamers don't have to worry about that because they automatically get to see the game running clean and pristine and at its best (assuming they have the hardware to do so). 

Anyway, BioShock was oftentimes highly regarded for how well it was able to convey narratives and characters that were more than just two dimensional cutouts. It was a series that also introduced a lot of difficult decision making between exercising altruism and attempting to become a Nietzschean Ubermensch. These kind of ontological dilemmas were wrapped around a sort of action-horror thriller where iconic characters and images like the Big Daddy and Songbird helped shape unforgettable and beautifully designed worlds. 

Rapture still holds up quite well as this creepy, art deco city built underwater where everything drips and there's this distorted depiction of decadence at the center of it all. The city of Columbia is also a real sight to behold. Irrational Games traded the dreary underwater cityscapes for a bright, patriotic city in the sky. The aerial railways are also one of the coolest things featured in the game. 

Of course, there's no guarantee that a collection of BioShock games is actually on the way, but given the accuracy of previous leaks regarding remastered games from retailers, I wouldn't put it past 2K Games to have something primed and ready for the consoles this November. 

PS4 VR Headset Is a "Hugely Powerful Weapon" for Game Devs, Sony Says

PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida has spoken out to talk about the how revolutionary he thinks virtual reality technology like Sony's own Project Morpheus PlayStation VR will be on the gaming industry. In a new interview, he says the head-mounted tech is like the "ultimate weapon" for developers big and small.
"Using VR tech, it's so easy, it's almost unfair," he told Stuff at the Tokyo Game Show. "It's like an ultimate weapon. I think it's going to be a hugely powerful weapon for game developers to create new and exciting experiences for consumers."
Yoshida went on to say that developers, even those on small budgets, can find success with VR, provided they can come up with a compelling enough idea.
“You can create totally amazing experiences with very very limited resources if you have the right idea," he explained. "One of the examples is a soccer game called Headmaster. Its developed by a small indie developer, but everybody still really enjoyed it."
PlayStation VR will launch in the first half of 2016. Sony will haveat least 10 titles available at launch, but they have not been announced. Concerning cost, PlayStation boss Andrew House recently said the device will be priced similarly to a new console.
What are your thoughts about PlayStation VR? Share them in the comments below.

PS4 Games Release Dates: FIFA 16, Blood Bowl 2, Soma & More Coming Out This Week

This week's crop of PS4 games is filled to the brim with action and horror that is sure to keep PS4 gamers on the edges of their seats.
These are the following PS4 games coming out this week, as listed on the official PlayStation blog site:
1. "Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume 1"
2. "Arcade Archives Mr. Goemon"
3. "Battle Trivia Knockout"
4. "Blood Bowl 2"
5. "EA Sports FIFA 16"
6. "Extreme Exorcism"
7. "Laserlife"
8. "LEGO Jurassic World (Demo)"
9. "Penarium (+ Trial)"
10. "Pumped BMX+"
11. "Rally Copters"
12. "Skylanders Superchargers"
13. "SOMA"
All aforementioned games can be purchased on the PlayStation Store starting this week while "Bloodbowl 2," "EA Sports FIFA 16," "LEGO Jurassic World (Demo)" and "Skylanders Superchargers" will also be available for retail.
Older generation console users shouldn't worry since "EA Sports FIFA 16," "Extreme Exorcism," "LEGO Jurassic World (Demo)" and "Skylanders Superchargers" will also be available for the PlayStation3 while PlayStation Vita users can pick up "Rally Copters," a platform game that lets players maneuver a helicopter through 27 perilous courses.
The marquee title from the latest batch of PlayStation 4 games is "SOMA," a sci-fi survival horror game developed by Frictional Games. "SOMA" is perfect for gamers seeking next-generation horror storytelling. Gamers will have to deal with real-world science and abstract philosophies while being thrust into a labyrinth infested with supernatural beings, broken thoughts and unspeakable horrors.
For gamers looking for a different kind of thrill, they can grab "Bloodbowl 2" instead. The game pits Humans, Orcs, Skavens, Dwarves, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos and Bretonnians against each other in a not-so-friendly game of American Football. The game's single mode campaign focuses on the rise of the "Reikland Reavers," a once mighty team of humans.
Click here to know more about "Bloodbowl 2," courtesy of Gaming Bolt.
Gamers can finally play as women in an EA Sports soccer game. This year's "FIFA 16" will feature 12 of the top ranking Women's National teams. They are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.
Not only that, fans of the "FIFA" series can expect more control on the defensive end as Game Stop has reported of 25 new features that have been added in "FIFA 16" to increase defenders' agility and accuracy in tracking down attackers.
"FIFA 16" also has the new "No Touch Dribbling" option, which was developed with inputs from Lionel Messi himself. The option gives players the ability to choose when to touch the ball, this in turn can translate to more accurate crosses and crisper passes.
Rounding up this week's titles are racing games, platformers and action-adventure titles.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Witness launches for PS4, PC on January 26

The Witness

The Witness, the PlayStation 4 and PC first-person puzzle exploration game from the creator of Braid first announced as coming to each platform in 2013, will officially launch on January 26 in North America and Europe, developer Thekla announced.
“We originally thought The Witness would be coming out toward the end of the PS4 launch window, but … there’s just been a lot to do,” Thekla president Jonathan Blow said in a PlayStation Blog post. ” I think when the game is in your hands, you’ll find it to be intricate and deep, and also unlike anything else you have played.”
Blow notes that completionists should expect to play the game for about 80 hours, or possibly even 100.
“When we started making this game, I figured it would have between 8 and 12 hours of playtime,” Blow said. “As it happens, the game we’ve finally built is around 10 times as big as that.”
Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

You can win this gaudy Gold PS4 through Taco Bell

Perhaps inspired by Donald Trump's fashion, Sony is making gold-colored PlayStation 4 consoles. As part of a promotion with Taco Bell, Sony is giving fans in the U.S. the chance to win a Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4 Bundle.
The limited edition prize bundle includes a Gold PS4, one gold DualShock 4, a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and a voucher for one year of PlayStation Plus.
The promotion begins on September 24th and ends on November 4th, with fans having a chance to win this gaudy PS4 every 10 minutes. Sony was kind enough to do the math for us, revealing that this comes out to approximately 6,000 Limited Edition Gold PS4 Bundles.
That probably means your odds for winning one of gold PS4s aren't very good, but I'm pretty sure every participant at least wins a trip to the toilet. So if you want diarrhea with a chance to win this limited edition PS4, head on over to your local Taco Bell, purchase any Big Box, text your unique code, and strike Gold. 

PS4 Exclusive Games 2015: 'Bloodborne: The Old Hunters' Release Date Announced, Cinematic Trailer Launched [Watch]

The brutally addictive third-person action-adventure from FromSoftware will be getting its first downloadable content later this year.
According to The Verge, Sony recently announced "Bloodborne: The Old Hunters" during its Tokyo Game Show press conference. Its cinematic teaser trailer was also launched during the event.
President of Sony's Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida assured that the downloadable content will be a "full scale" extension of the "Bloodborne" world.
Sony has since elaborated on the PS4-exclusive expansion pack on the official PlayStation blog site
"Set in a nightmare world where hunters from the past are trapped forever, explore brand new stages full of dangers, rewards, and deadly beasts to overcome. You'll find multiple new outfits and weapons to add to your arsenal as well as additional magic to wield and add more variety to your combat strategy."
Although Sony didn't delve too much of the DLC's plot details, it's safe to say the new content will serve as a prequel to the original game in many respects. The old hunters were mostly wiped out at the start of "Bloodborne."
Adding weight to the speculation, FromSoftware is also responsible for "Dark Souls 2" and its recently released "Scholar of First Sin" DLC. The first "Dark Souls 2" expansion pack not only explores the origin of the curse of the undead but also lets players change the ending of the main game.
As for the "Bloodborne: The Old Hunters" expansion pack, Sony added that gamers will "experience the nightmare of the hunters who once guarded Byrgenwerth's darkest secrets." The DLC will contain Simon's Bowblade weapon and will also feature a new boss named Ludwig.
The original "Bloodborne" game was released as a PS4-exclusive in March 2015. It has sold more than two million copies worldwide and has since received critical acclaim.
IGN lauded the game for its "stunning world artistry" and gave it a 9.1/10 rating. Meanwhile, the game garnered a 92/100 score on Meta Critic.
"Bloodborne" immerses gamers into an engaging albeit gothic world where each nook and cranny presents an equal amount of excitement and anxiety. Critics admit that gamers might find some missions difficult to accomplish but it only adds to the game's brilliance and overall lore.
According to The Telegraph, the mixture of the game's highs and lows coupled with its surprisingly vibrant environment is in itself a reward for gamers to experience. 
"Bloodborne: The Old Hunters" will be available for PS4 gamers via the PlayStation Store starting Nov. 24. The download will cost $20. The expansion pack will be bundled with the original game starting Dec. 3.

Attack on Titan For PS4/PS Vita/PS3 Looks Dynasty Warriors-Like in New Gameplay Video

A video for Koei Tecmo's Attack on Titan game has appeared online showing off gameplay from the upcoming action game.
The game, which is being developed in collaboration withDynasty Warriors studio Omega Force, seems to be an adaptation of the first season of the Attack on Titan anime.
The video shows characters such as Eren Yeager using the Maneuver Gear to soar through the skies and bring down the Titans.
Although details on the game have not yet been provided, it seems the Dynasty Warriors template of moving between designated points in a large battlefield and taking out enemies is serving as the framework.
Watch the trailer below.

In August 2015, Koei Tecmo president Hisashi Koinuma wrote a little about the project, saying he was "enchanted by the opportunity" to work on the game.
"Having evolved from a manga/anime series to an internationally recognized brand, we were enchanted by the opportunity to create our own take on humanity's last stand against these overwhelmingly powerful beings, the Titans," he said.
"Our studios are already pouring all of their passion and excitement into it and we hope to reveal more information soon!"
The Attack on Titan game will launch on PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3, and Vita.

Sony to make PS2 games compatible with PS4

Sony has plans to make some PlayStation 2 games playable on the PlayStation 4. It looks like PS4 gamers will get to enjoy a handful of known PS2 classics on their console.
As listed on the Pan European Game Information council, the PS2 games included in this latest move from Sony are "Ape Escape 2," "Twisted Metal: Black" and "Dark Cloud 2." Although it is expected that these games will be for a digital-only distribution, they could also be part of something bigger, such as Sony's effort on backward compatibility for its current-generation console.
"I totally understand pople asking for it," Shuhei Yoshia, the President of Worldwide Studios of Sony, said, according to Games Radar. "If it was easy, we would have done that! But our focus is creating PS4 games and adding new services."
"Remaking games on PS4 makes the games even better, with 'The Last of Us,'" he added. "You can play at 60 frames per second. The same goes for 'Dark Souls 2.' Actually, I just finished 'Dark Souls 2' again on PS4."
While Sony is hard at work on HD remakes of some classic games from last generation's consoles, Microsoft is busy gearing itself towards launching backward compatibility for the Xbox One. It is said that Microsoft is going to launch the new feature on the same day it will release the console's new Windows 10 Experience, which has already been slated for November. This was confirmed by Xbox Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra last week.
"At launch, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One with hundreds more in the months to come," Ybarra confirmed, according to Xbox News. "This includes the added benefit of Xbox One features, including screenshots, streaming, and game DVR - for your favorite Xbox 360 games."

PS2 Games To Hit PS4 Soon? Ape Escape 2, Twisted Metal: Black, Dark Cloud 2 Software Ratings Appear Online

It may not be in the manner fans would like, but it appears Sony is taking another look backward to make a handful of PlayStation 2 games compatible with the PlayStation 4.
PEGI, or the Pan European Game Information council, just listed PlayStation 4 ports of PlayStation 2 classics Twisted Metal: Black,Dark Cloud 2 and Ape Escape 2.
As noted by Gematsu, which spotted the listings first, Twisted Metal: Black was ported to PlayStation 3 back in September 2012.
This trio of PlayStation 2 classics, likely destined for digital-only distribution, could be the start of Sony's effort to brute force backward compatibility for the PlayStation 4.
Famously, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony's president of worldwide studios, stated that the PlayStation 4 would already have backward compatibility if the feat wasn't so hard to do for this particular console.
"I totally understand people asking for it, and if it was easy, we'd have done that," Yoshida said. "But our focus is creating PS4 games and adding new services. Remaking games on PS4 makes the games even better—with The Last Of Us, you can play at 60 frames per second, and the same goes for Dark Souls 2. Actually, I just finished Dark Souls 2 again on PS4."
While Sony focuses on HD remakes of games from the last generation PlayStation and promotes PlayStation Now, Microsoft is about to launch backward compatibility for the Xbox One when it releases the console's all-new Windows 10 Experience in November, Mike Ybarra, Xbox's director of program management, announced last week.
Like Sony's PlayStation Now service, which supports PlayStation 3 games, the Xbox One's backward compatibility, for now at least, will only offer Xbox 360 games.
"At launch you'll be able to play over 100 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One with hundreds more in the months to come," stated Ybarra. "This includes the added benefit of Xbox One features including screenshots, streaming, and game DVR—for your favorite Xbox 360 games. You can even play multiplayer with friends still using their Xbox 360."

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sony's Project Morpheus is now 'PlayStation VR'

Sony's Project Morpheus VR system has a new, more obvious name: PlayStation VR. The announcement came today at the company's Tokyo Game Show press conference, but that's about the only new information Sony was willing to part with. Explaining the change, PlayStation product business president Masayasu Ito says "The name 'PlayStation VR' not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game, but it also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience." He adds that the hardware itself will continue to be refined in the coming months, and that Sony is working closely with 3rd parties and in-house studios to ensure there are actually some games for the thing when it launches. There's still no official release date for the headset, which is due for release at some point in early 2016.
PlayStation VR logo

Monday, September 14, 2015

Here’s the heads you can wear in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 on PlayStation

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 will different two sets of “heads” you can wear in-game, and each is a console exclusive.
Today we get a look at the heads for PlayStation consoles: Ratchet, Sackboy, and Sweet Tooth. Each are on display in the video below.
Over on Destructoid, an image of the heads for Xbox consoles shows Cuphead and Mugman(Studio MDHR), and the Sunset Overdrive guy.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 slated for release on September 29.

Tom Clancy's The Division Game Details and News: Ubisoft Shared Some Information About 'The Division's Rogue Mode and Dark Zone

Here's the latest on 'Tom Clancy's The Division' release date and game features.

Recently Matthieu Delisle (Senior Game Designer of 'Tom Clancy's The Division') talked about the newly unveiled feature for PvP called 'Rogue' he discussed in Ubiblog on how you can be 'Rogue' and what happens when you're in Rogue.
The way you can Rogue is by killing a lot of players, the duration of your 'Rogue-mode' depends on the amount of players that you've killed.
He also added that it's hard to survive on Rogue mode since other players are also looking to kills, but in case you did survive you'll receive a bounty and progress to the Dark Zone.
 "You climb the levels of Rogue by killing other players. If you are a level one Rogue, you're Rogue for two minutes. But if you kill more players, you're Rogue for a longer period of time. Every time you kill a player you refresh that counter and it increases up to five minutes. If you manage to survive your Rogue status - which is pretty difficult because all the players want to kill you and can see you on the map - then you receive your own bounty. So you can progress in the Dark Zone by being a Rogue, but it's pretty risky and difficult," Matthis Delisle explained.
It sounds like going Rogue is indeed a high-risk, high-reward situation. But I guess you don't play Tom Clancy's The Division because you want to play-it-safe.
The amount of players that can go Rogue at the same time is still being discussed in Ubisoft; I guess they'll be basing that on fans' response in the upcoming 'The Division Beta'.
'Tom Clancy's The Division' will be released on March 8, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.