Showing posts from October, 2013

PS4 Day One Patch Details

Sony have detailed what the 300MB day one patch will do to your PS4:

Remote Play: Users will be able to access PS4 titles displayed on their living room TVs and play them on a PS Vita system over Wi-Fi networks by using PS4 Link. SCE anticipates that most PS4 titles will be playable on the PS Vita system through Remote Play. (Remote Play will not be enabled on all games, including those that require peripherals such as PlayStation Camera or certain third party peripherals.)Second Screen: Users can use the PS4 Link application for the PS Vita system, and PlayStation App for iPhone, iPad, and Android based smartphones and tablets, to use these devices as second screens in supported titles. PlayStation App has the ability to enable users to interact with games with their mobiles devices. For example on The Playroom, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems that requires PlayStation Camera, users can draw pictures on their mobile device screens and flick them towards the TV. The images th…

Call Of Duty: Ghosts PS4 1080p Vs Xbox One 720p?

Sony and Microsoft respond to the rumour that Call Of Duty:Ghosts will run at a higher resolution on PS4 than on Xbox One. Have Sony got the jump on Microsoft?

It's now almost 100% confirmed that COD will run at full HD 1080p on PS4. It's in the PSN store now to pre-order on PS4.

Call Of Duty has long been a Microsoft-preferred product, with Activision and Microsoft getting all cushy by providing timed exclusives on Xbox 360 for most of the generation.
It seemed like the same was going to happen next-gen too - Call Of Duty: Ghosts will have timed exclusive content on Xbox One - but it seems there's a twist.
A rumour spun out of control recently when an IGN preview on Call Of Duty: Ghosts had the game playing in 1080p on PS4; the first time a PlayStation console was used to market a Call Of Duty game.
This lead to speculation that the Xbox One version of the game - or, worse still, the console itself - was not quite up to scratch, yet the PS4 one was.
Now gamers have taken…

Playstation Online Exclusive: PS Vita Slim heading to the UK 2014

That's right, you heard it hear first. Sony have prepped a major UK retailer informing them that the recently released PS Vita slim is in fact bound for the UK shores at the turn of the year. No date was given to us just, "beginning of the year".

The UK retailer wishes to remain anonymous but we'd like to point out that the retailer in question is one of the UK's major games/media outlets.

The new Vita is both slimmer and lighter but has no OLED screen just a normal LCD screen. Many comparison shots hit the net following the Tokyo game show this year with outcries of the new screen being inferior to the old OLED screen. Now out in Japan it turns out the new screen is fine, just different hues etc. I'm glad I have the OLED screen personally.

Look out for more news as we get it.

Playstation 4 trouncing Xbox One in console and games pre-orders in the US

Stats from the US show poor numbers for exclusives on xbox one with the biggest shock going to Titanfall with only 50,347. Sony Exclusive Killzone Shadow Fall beats Ryse, Dead Rising 3 and TitanFall with change left over. I can only see Titanfall being a timed exclusive if numbers stay like this.

This is the Xbox Ones home territory. PS4 out performs every game bar Call of Duty, once again the xbox will be home to COD but PS4 numbers are not far behind. The number of Battlefield 4 pre-orders on PS4 trounces the Xbox One numbers.

On the console front PS4 is still out in front with 725,000 and Xbox at 525,000. Worldwide PS4 numbers now stand at well over 1.5 million units.
Take a look at the numbers here.

PlayStation 4 – Top 10 Pre-orders
1.  Call of Duty: Ghosts - 298,180
2. Battlefield 4 - 273,766
3. Killzone: Shadow Fall - 250,155
4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag - 213,354
5. Watch Dogs - 153,569
6. Destiny - 89,970
7. Madden NFL 25 - 81,119
8. NBA 2K14 - 59,592
9. inFAMOUS: Secon…

Soul Destroying: Beyond Two Souls Review

Never before have I found myself after finishing a game with a genuine full body rush from toe to the top of my head, a full body tingle. Never before have I had real tears running down my face. Sure after Ico and Shadow Of The Colosus I was moved and yes, a small tear. But Beyond moved me in only a way that a big sad blockbuster could. ET, The Notebook, you get the picture.
Beyond is the game that every PS3 gamer should play. I was shocked to see some very low scores, yes there have been some high scores but I have to question what sort of people have reviewed and scored the game so low, and quite frankly I worry about them.
Two Souls has you playing a troubled young girl with a strange power, this power has you playing in first person mode and can be a very powerful aid.
Through the play-through you will encounter stages where you will be torn with what you must do or rather what you feel you must do. Some missions will have you performing acts that you never thought you'd …

PS Vita sales jump over 650% in Japan.

60,166 Vitas were sold in just a few days thanks to the new lighter, thinner Vita launching last week.

No news yet if the new Vita will come to Europe or the US.

GTA Online Patch Arrives Fixes Many Bugs

Another patch squashes a bunch more bugs in GTA online:
Fixes numerous issues that were causing vehicle loss and/or loss of vehicle modsFixes an issue where the incorrect car is replaced when choosing to replace a car in a full garageFixes an exploit allowing players to sell the same vehicle multiple timesFixes an issue that caused personal vehicles to be duplicatedFixes an issue where some players were unable to pay utility bills on an owned apartment or houseFixes an issue where players were not getting Crew invites in-gameFixes an issue where the starting point for the tutorial race was not appearingFixes issues with joining Jobs from within a player-owned garageFixes issues with players getting stuck while using playlistsFixes additional issues causing black screens, long load times, and players getting stuck in the sky camAdds details in the UI to clarify that characters created while Rockstar cloud is unavailable are temporary (non-saved)Adds changes to the character creator to …

Ever Wondered Why the PS3 Came a Year Later Than The 360 ?

IGN are reporting that the PS3 was originally scheduled to release alongside the Xbox 360 in 2005 without a GPU, with the cell processor handling all of the load. But then testing proved that this would be a disaster performance wise and a GPU was added, causing a year long delay.

“For a while, [PS3 had] no GPU, it was going to run everything with SPUs. The ICE team proved to Japan that it was just impossible. It would be ridiculous. Performance-wise, it would be a disaster. That’s why they finally added the GPU, closer to the end.”

New Need For Speed Rivals Trailer

The latest Need for Speed Trailer is about All Drive and it sounds amazing, here's what EA has to say:

"There are no lobbies, no waiting; everything is seamless. You and your friends can all share the same game, same race and same chase. Paths cross and experiences merge: imagine your race and your friend's pursuit colliding creating a world where no two events will ever feel the same."

Polygon also reported earlier that the PS4 version looks more visually impressive than its PC counterpart.

DriveClub Delayed, Contrast Becomes Day 1 Plus Game

Sony have confirmed that DriveClub has been delayed until early 2014:

"SCE Worldwide Studios and the team at Evolution Studios have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Driveclub and Driveclub PlayStation Plus Edition until early 2014," Sony worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida explained. "Driveclub will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision - and I'm fully confident the game will surpass your expectations.

It will still be free on PS+ when it launches next year and to fill the gap left by DriveClub on Plus at launch Contrast will now be free at launch.

New Killzone Mercenary Path Fixes Online Connectivity Issues

A new patch designed to fix online connectivity issues has arrived for Killzone Mercenary today.

The patch also improves the positions of respawn points to address balance issues and includes stability fixes.

Its just over 1gb in size and you'll need around 2gb free in total on the memory card while you download and install it but Sony say they're working on ways to reduce that amount.

Inside the PS4

German site ComputerBilde has taken apart a developer version of the PS4 to see what's inside. Take a look below, the Playstation branded screws are a particularly neat touch.

PlayStation 4 Perfect Day TV commercial


PS+ Europe November Content

Metal Gear Rising is the big game coming to Plus in November, MotorStorm RC and Oddworld are also fantastic Vita games.

23rd October: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
23rd October: Remember Me
23rd October: Oddworld Strangers Wrath
23rd October: MotorStorm RC

The Amazing Spider-Man Coming to Vita

A port of the Amazing Spider-Man game on the PS3 is coming to the PS Vita this year.

The game has all the same features of the console version including the open world and includes extra controls designed for the Vita.

" Web Rush mode, which allows time to be slowed for combat and movement purposes, is now controlled with the touchscreen, as is Peter Parker's smartphone GPS. The map can be dragged around and zoomed in and out of with touch controls, and waypoints can be placed in the same fashion as you'd expect. The Vita's gyroscope is used to let the in-game camera be aimed like a real camera with the device in your hands. "

Injustice: Gods Among Us Kicks Vita's ass! (movie)

Stunning footage of the Marvel beat-um-up running on PS Vita.

Playstation 4 Demo units ready to hit retail!

Playstation 4 demo units are ready to hit retail stores all over the world in time for the November launch.

Playstation 4 will hit the US on November 15th and Europe 29th. Keep an eye out for the demo pods at your nearest games retailers.

WRC 4 Looking sweet on PS Vita

Take a look.

Official Playstation 4 packaging

Take a look at the boxes you'll be opening in November. Not long to go now.

Sony shows off PS4 Companion App

Sony have shown off the new Playstation 4 companion app for iPhone and Android that will be launching alongside the PS4.

"The new app allows you to take the PlayStation experience with you when you’re away from your console. You can stay in touch with, friends, compare trophies, view friends’ activity (including recorded or live-streamed gameplay on PS4) and access all the latest PlayStation Blog news. "

You can also check invites and start downloads from the PSN store from the app.

The app also acts as a second screen for compatible titles

PS3 Firmware 4.50 Released, Brings Some Plus Features for Everyone

Version 4.50 of the PS3 firmware has been released and adds some plus functionally for those who are not members.

Full changelog below:

Auto download of system software updates has been expanded to support all PSN users.Auto download support of purchases made on the Web Store will be made available to all PSN users.New options for trophy privacy settings allow users to set which trophies are visible.Data can now be transferred from PS3 to PS Vita using wi-fi and ethernet connection.

First Sniper Elite 3 Trailer

GTA V Online Coming Around 12 Noon

Rockstar have said that GTA online will be available from around 12 noon (UK Time) today.

Rockstar have been buying extra servers to try and cope with the demand at launch.

The online portion will be added via a small update and can be accessed via the bottom character select slot.

PSN Maintenance This Wednesday

PSN in Europe will be down between Wednesday September 25 at 3pm until Thursday September 26 at 3am for maintenance.

Sony says:

"For the duration of the maintenance you will be unable to log into the PlayStation Network, Account Management and the PS Store.  PS Home will also be unavailable.

Some users may be able to sign in however, the services listed above will still be unavailable during the maintenance window.

There may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes. "

So it appears that you can't sign into PSN before the downtime and still play online like you usually can.

Dark Souls 2 Co-Op Gameplay