How We Soar Glides to the store next week. Updated.

Update:Out now in the store.

The beautiful looking How We Soar launches next week for Playstation VR.

The game launches in the US on the 29th and a day later in the EU. How We Soar sees you controlling a huge Phoenix gliding through a stunning looking world.

Be sure to read our review next week.


PlayStation 4 PRO PSVR Boost

I have been reading a few websites and what they think of PS4 PRO and how it boosts PlayStation VR. (or doesn't)
I strongly feel that some sites, no matter what, are intent on hating the PRO.
I got the PRO on launch to go with my Sony 4K TV. Now as you may know, the Sony TV does a great job of up scaling the image to 4K with the built in K1 chip. So games looked great before. PRO boosts them with my TV to really nice prity graphics and text now really pops on games like Fallout 4. I'm not sure if Fallout has had 4K patches yet but on my TV it looks incredible.

Back to VR. Games simply look much, much better. Take VR worlds. I've read people say they see a slight difference. Rubbish. I've not played that game for two weeks and as soon as it loaded the difference was huge. The stone floor in the game lobby area is now crisp and the Dual Shock 4 is crisp with no jaggies.
I tried the shark cage as this was the first game I tried when I first got the VR. EVERYTHING is so much clearer, cleaner and the lighting pops as does textures. What I found strange was the fact that everything seems bigger, the cage, the shark everything seem bigger. What's more the text on the yellow hand operated dial hanging in the cage is now clearly readable. Before the text was all blurred.

                                        This is more like the image now with PlayStation PRO

I tried all the games, they all pop in the same way. Batman is another one. Everything looks so much sharper. I'm not talking just a little or hard to tell like some others make out. As soon as these games boot you'll instantly be able to notice the difference. Interestingly, Scavengers Odyssey made me want to vomit. Last night on Pro I was fine?? Really not sure why. Does Pro boost the frame rate? That game too looked much better.

Batman is now cleaner looking on PRO

PlayStation Pro for me is a no brainer. I've sold my old PS4 (launch model) for £150 so a £199.00 investment for a 4K PS4 that does everything I want with double the hard drive space.
Pro is essential to any 4K TV owner or anyone with PSVR.

Fallout 4 PlayStation 4 Mods patch is live!


Just been prompted to download the mods patch for PS4.  Mods on PS4 were in doubt but a deal is done and you can now mod away.

Patch 1.8 also has quite a few bug fixes etc.

PlayStation 4 Pro Boosts PS4 sales. UK


According to sales data the PS4 Pro has boosted not only visuals up to 4K but has also boosted PS4 sales by 204%.

Ironic as Pro boosts power by, yes X2. MVC have seen sales data that shows sales tripling from Thursday.

We have the Pro and think the upgrade is well worth it even owning the old launch PS4. I've noticed every game looks better on my 4K Bravia. 

Obduction announced for PlayStation VR


Myst and Riven developer Cyan have announced some exciting news about there stunning looking first person adventure game.
The developer has been working on the project for 3 years and they are excited about getting out to millions of PS4 owners.

Obduction is due in 2017 for Playstation 4.

“We’re going all-in on VR,” said Rand Miller, CEO of Cyan, in an interview with GamesBeat. “And the PlayStation breaks open our availability as a much broader platform for us. I [was] amazed at how good this looks on a console.”


“Cyan has a history of creating meticulously crafted immersive worlds. VR feels like the ultimate medium for magically transporting players to new places,” said Miller. “We’re opening up the Obduction virtual reality experience to more platforms and going all in for the VR future. We have some optimisation to do for the PS4, but it is surprisingly capable as a platform.”

Looking forward to more news soon.



Call Of Duty Jackal Assault VR Review: Updated


Update: In-game VR footage.


It come as a bit of a shock this week for Call Of Duty Jackal Assault to appear in the store for, get this......FREE.

Ok it's short but this was announced as part of Infinite Warfare, but to download for free without even owning the full game from the store is massive kudos to Activision.

In Jackal Assault you take charge of a state of the art fighter jet. As you sit in the cockpit you can look around the hanger and view your arms and hands moving back and forth as you move the thumb sticks on the dual shock 4.


After shooting out of the hanger you are treated to a short tutorial to get to grips with the controls. You use the thumb sticks as you would any FPS or flight game but the VR twist comes in the form of seeking out targets buy just looking for them and locking on then firing homing missiles with L2. Firing your main guns is with R2. You can invert your looking preference by simply pressing square.

Graphics are very good and sound is brilliant. In normal VR fair I found myself ducking as huge explosions filled my field of view. It's short but striking and excites me for Ace Combat VR.

I think it's very important to point out that I had very little motion sickness. This could be that I'm now getting used to VR games. I hope so.


I really hope Activision see fit to turn this into a full game. Until then you can download this for free without owning the full game. What are you waiting for?

7/10

How We Soar For Playstation VR


How we soar is a beautiful looking flight game that sees you riding on the back of a Phoenix.
 The game has a very authentic look to it. It instantly put me in mind of Tearaway combined with Flower. If the developer can pull off the same kind of fun found in those game in a VR world we could be in for a traet.

Some of the development team are of Crytek and the brilliant makers of Timesplitters games, Free Radical no less.

HWS is a Playstation VR game and to give you an idea of how it plays take a look at the below video. More news as soon as we get it.

How We Soar will launch this year for Playstation VR.


PlayStation 4 PRO launch games


A huge list of PS PRO games has shown up (Thanks Eurogamer) the interesting thing is that many big VR games ore on the list. Sony is being very tight lipped on just how much PRO will boost VR games. Not long now to find out.


Battlefield 1
Battlezone
Bound
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Driveclub VR
FIFA 17
Firewatch
Helldivers
Hitman
Hustle Kings
inFAMOUS First Light
inFAMOUS Second Son
Knack
Mafia 3
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
NBA 2K17
Paragon
PlayStation VR Worlds
Ratchet & Clank
Rez Infinite
RIGS Mechanized Combat League
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Robinson: The Journey
Smite
Super Stardust Ultra
The Elders Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
The Elders Scrolls Online: Skyrim Special Edition
The Last Of Us Remastered
The Last Of Us: Left Behind
The Playroom VR
Titanfall 2
Tumble
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Viking Squad
World Of Tanks
XCOM 2

PlayStation VR Worlds Review


Many gamers have made a royal fuss over this game arguing that it should have been included with the VR headset as demo tech. In one way I agree but hey, these things cost money to develop so I'm more than happy with the £22.00 entry fee I paid for the game. It costs that to go to see a movie with the wife without eating.....go figure.

I feel I've more than had my monies worth with my play time and more than that, I've had the wife on it, my son, friends and my Mum and Dad are coming for tea this week for some fun. PlayStation VR Worlds hits the nail on the head where it needs to. Something for everyone.


My first experience of PSVR was Ocean Decent. It's the voyage into the deep that is simply a Shark cage ride into the depths viewing all sorts of marine life with a heart racing attack at the end to spice things up. The demo gives you your first real spacial awareness feel of how far you can move before face-planting yourself on your front room wall. I tried to kick out at the shark nearly falling over, my son sniggering behind me. The only disappointing thing for me is that early showings of shooting a flare gun has been removed. Shame


Next up was The London Heist. What a ride this is. If you've seen Lock Stock you'll feel right at home with over the top cockney brooster's getting right in your face. After a shoot out and van getaway involving shooting everything on wheels you'll be left wondering where you are when you take the VR off. Welcome to VR. Reloading and seeing your guns on screen is quite unnerving. It's not as good as Until Dawn ROB but it's close. There are quite a few shooting galleries to mess about in  and all are great fun.

Danger Ball is for all you footy nuts out there with a twist. You move your head as a tracking reticule moves in the direction you look. It's simple. Bounce a ball back at an AI goalie or score targets etc as the ball moves faster. it's really good fun and a break from the other more demanding experiences.


VR Luge is a fast moving game that sees you lying down hurtling down hill towards objects including lorries, cars etc. I must say that this was not for me.


And lst but not least. The vomit commit that is Scavengers Odyssey. Whoa this made me ill. What they were thinking about jumping from rock to rock is any ones guess. Myself and my son both felt strange after playing this. In fact even driving the next day didn't feel right. I'd love to meet the tester of this game as he must have a head made of stone. Not for me.

So that left me three experiences to mess about on but I still feel I've had my monies worth. I've seen so many people dive down to face the shark over the past two weeks and 1000's of bullets fired in London. PSVR is fun for all and PlayStation Worlds is a must have for all VR owners to show off to friends and family.

7/10



Robinson The Journey PSVR Launch Trailer

The wait is nearly over for what is looking likely to be the jewel in PlayStation VRs crown. You play a young boy stranded on a dinosaur infested planet. To say the game looks lush is an understatement. PS Pro support is also on the cards. We'll have Pro in the next 10 days so we'll be bringing you a full review of the game soon.