Category Archives: PS4 News & Articles

Styx: Master of Shadows Review

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Styx: Master of Shadows is a new fantasy based stealth game developed by Cyanide Studios for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the game takes place in the universe of ‘Of Orcs and Men’ (the game’s sequel) and inside the ominous Tower of Akenash. Players take control of the first goblin, Styx, as he tries to steal the heart of The World Tree in order to earn himself a small fortune and in the hopes of discovering his origins as the first goblin. Styx is described as being a master of stealth, thievery and murder… How original.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Review

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War. War never changes.

The Legend of Korra: The Video Game Review

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The animated Avatar franchise has had a bad history with video game adaptations. Past games that focused on the series have all been shallow beat-‘em ups with little enjoyment other than fan service. The Legend of Korra hopes to right the wrongs of past games in the franchise by being an action packed 3D brawler that can appeal to anyone.

Funny Killzone: Shadow Fall advert, features Sweet Tooth and Kratos

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1.8M people are on GameStop’s PS4 waiting list

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Xbox One and PS4 are sending console shaped shockwaves out globally at the moment with huge sales and high demand. Demand is so high that any stock that stores can muster up is quickly depleted causing havoc for next-gen willing gamers that haven’t cunningly placed their pre-order months in advance.

War on console sales has begun. Sony claims more, Microsoft claims fastest

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With both consoles releasing in November, both have sold an impressive amount. Sony reportedly leads with a higher total sold throughout the month, however Microsoft makes a bold statement saying that their console reached sales numbers much faster than the PS4. The numbers really can’t stand out for much in just the first month as they both launched in different weeks.

Battlefield 4 patch due out today *Updated with patch notes*

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For those BF4 players who have been experiencing multiplayer instability, or who have come across the one-hit kill bug and found it rather bothersome, rejoice, for the end is near.

A developer over on the Battlefield 4 forums had this to say in regards to the situation:

We will be rolling out the Xbox One game update today, starting 10AM UTC / 2AM PDT. Players may experience some downtime as we upgrade our services. Expect patch notes to become available soon.

Hopefully this update fixes the majority of the problems gamers have been experiencing since launch.

 

Update; list of fixes included in patch:

-Fixed three common crashes that could occur during map transitions
-Fixed a common crash that could occur when using the in-game Battlelog in the “end of round” screen
-Fixed two crashes related to destroying vehicles
-Fixed a crash that could occur when the player lost connection to a server
-Fixed a crash that could occur when using the scoreboard
-Fixed a crash that could occur when players were using the voice chat
-Optimized performance when shooting destroyed Levolution objects on some levels
-Removed the blur effect on soldiers that appeared when Commanders were using EMP attacks
-Fixed the “one-hit kill” bug where damage from a single bullet sometimes was applied multiple times. This could lead to firefights where normal rifles sometimes dealt one-shot kills, which is not as designed
-Fixed a memory leak that could lead to crashes at certain points
-Further reduced the probability of getting a corrupt save file in the single player campaign
-Fixed the audio drop outs that could occur when playing on large maps. Typical map affected was Golmud Railway in Conquest with 64 players. Ambient sound would sometimes cut out, like foley sounds from player running, vehicle engine sounds, vehicle movement sounds, and map ambient sounds
-Fixed an issue with going online after resuming your Xbox One from suspended mode
-Fixed some issues with the handling of Xbox One parties
-Made the icons used to signal voice chat status more reliable

Next-Gen console launch celebrations tainted with devastating hardware issues

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With new technology there is always the possibility of unforeseen problems that arise immediately after they are released. It’s especially common in this day and age where cell phones get upgraded every six months, tablets and computers at least every three. It’s difficult to imagine that there is a long testing phase for these products, yet the vast majority usually go off without a hitch. Why is it then, that a product that has been in development for years can have so many issues?

Get ready for the enslaught of TV ads for Call of Duty: Ghosts

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We will be getting no less than 6 different Call of Duty: Ghosts ad bombarded at our TV screens. The ads will feature no gameplay but people talking about their game sessions in everyday situations.

Xbox One to get Battlefield 4 DLC at launch

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For those Battlefield fans picking up an Xbox One on launch day, you will be able to download the Second Assault DLC as soon as you plug in the console.

PS Vita TV: Small box, big tricks

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At Tokyo Game Show Sony took to the stage to introduce their entry into the microconsole market with PS Vita TV. The console will be able to play games, access TV services, and enable the ability to use your PS4 remotely.

PS4 enters mass production, pictures leaked from China

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Sony revealed at GamesCom that they have over 1 million of their PS4’s pre-ordered by gamers. There is no doubt that there is a huge demand for the PS4 and it’s quickly becoming the hottest gadget on the planet. If you haven’t already put in your order then you might struggle to get your tech eager mitts on one come launch but it appears that Sony is doing everything in its power to keep up with demand.

6 minutes of Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer

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After seeing Yoshida’s cack-handed attempt to show off Killzone: Shadow Fall’s multiplayer at GamesCom, it’s nice to see 6 minutes of it in the hands of somebody that can play.

The PS4′s UI in action, XMB is back

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Shuhei  Yoshida  kicked off Sony’s press conference with a demonstration of the PS4’s UI and to everybody’s surprise the XMB is still being utilized. Instead of the XMB of old where it would sit proudly in the middle of the screen, it now takes a less prominent role and remains hidden until you need it for categories like settings, cross chat, trophies etc.

PS4 finally gets a release date, 1 million preorders placed

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The reveal of the PS4 has been revealed to us in brick sized chunks and now we have the final bit of baked clay of information to complete the wall.

Play your PS4 digital library on any console

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The PS4 will allow you to access your digital library anywhere, on any console. It’s surprising that Sony hasn’t flaunted this feature more.

Speaking at Develop, Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D senior team leader, had a few things to say about how the process would work

Sony’s teaser image is a new game from Insomniac

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Yesterday Sony teased us with an image titled “When Worlds Collide”. Turns out, it will be a game made by Insomniac.

Insomniac games have just put up a picture on their Twitter revealing more of the image with the words “Heroes Return” at the bottom.  They also state that there will be a big reveal tomorrow (July 11th) so we won’t have to wait long to find out exactly what it is.

Sony put up mysterious “When Worlds Collide” image – possible announcement

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Sony has put up a mysterious image of an eclipsed planet with the title “When Worlds Collide” on its official PlayStation Twitter and Facebook accounts. Of course this has sent the internet into frenzy mode with everybody trying to guess what it could mean.

You will need PS Plus to play online on the PS4, Sony explains why

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One of the things that came from E3 is that if you want to play online on the next gen PlayStation, you’re going to have to pay for it.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gameplay Reveal

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was announced yesterday at E3 which came as a surprise to some as it’s previous game The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings had was released only 2 years ago and re-released for Xbox 360 just last year. Never the less, Wild Hunt is set to bring you even more RPG goodness.

Destiny hits big at E3

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Bungie’s newest title, Destiny, make a big splash as they showed some overwhelming gameplay trailers and demo footage. While we know some of what Destiny is about there is plenty we still have to learn. Regardless of the mystery that surrounds the game, Bungie definitely knows they have a ht on their hands with the noise that was made last night.

Next-gen consoles allow direct console streaming

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With the console war heating up, the combatants bring new features to the gaming table. Xbox One and PS4 both announced that the consoles will allow for online streaming direct from the console itself.

Sony will not impose DRM onto gamers with PS4

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Sony has revealed their plans for DRM on PS4 and its good news for gamers. The plan is that there is no plan for DRM. It’s the polar opposite to Microsoft’s extreme DRM policies employed for the Xbox One.

PS4 price and design revealed – will cost you $399/€399/£350

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E3 brought us a lot of interesting new details about the PS4. We got to see the actual console, their plans for DRM (even taking a stab at Microsoft), the price and we had an eye tingling look at new games and IP’s in action.

Sony unveils it’s complex policy on how to share used games

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It’s been known that Microsoft has restrictions set on used games and how they can transfer to your friends as well. Sony recently released their instructional video on how to share games on the PS4.

Daylight heading to PS4 and PC

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Zombie Studios wants to scare the hell out of us with their latest psychological horror. The sick freaks!

Geoff Keighley tweets that E3 will reveal a “truly incredible” game

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E3 is almost here and the hype train is running at full steam. Microsoft promises to reveal new IP’s, along with a few familiar next gen installments of established franchises at the LA gaming event. Sony will surely have a few aces up their sleeves to combat the inevitable battle between the two.

Possible PS4 and Xbox One game line-up leaked

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A Swedish store has revealed a monster gaming line-up for Sony’s and Microsoft’s next gen consoles. Amongst the list of games are Agent, The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4 for PS4 while the Xbox One boasts the return of Project Gotham Racing and the recently revealed Forza 5 and Quantum Break.

MoreConsole discusses the possibility of Destiny being played on the PS Vita

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Dedicated gamer @MoreConsole is known on youtube for his wacky personality and his obsession with Bungie and Halo. In recent months, his attention has turned towards Bungie’s newest game, Destiny.  Since the game was first hinted at, More Console has been on the front lines bringing fans all the news about  Destiny that exists. With his newest video breakdown, he lays out what could soon be a reality with Destiny being played on the mobile PS Vita.

Minecraft could be heading to PlayStation

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Minecraft could be tunnelling its way to PlayStation. Markus Persson, owner of Mojang (which developed Minecraft) revealed that he received a VIP invite off of Sony for their E3 event. Not only did they get an invite but he also got a special golden PS One.