Showing posts from April 9, 2013

The PS4 is Not Like a PC Claims Killzone Dev

Speaking in Edge magazine Guerrilla Games’ technical director Michiel Van Der Leeuw has called people claiming the PS4 is a like a high end PC trolls and fanboys.

He highlights that the main differences are that the PS4 contains components designed to work together without the bottlenecks typically found in computers.

“A PC is a number of parts which also has bridges in between where there are inefficiencies that may not be exactly the right match. We’ve got the right amount of memory, video card, everything balanced out. I know it was a very conscious effort to make sure that, with the speed of the memory, the amount of compute units, the speed of the hard-drive that we put in, that there would not be any bottlenecks. So the amount of pixel-pushers that you have, the amount of memory, the speed of your compute units make sure that you don’t hit any of the weakspots of the hardware.”

It's also becoming clear why the developers are coming out with such praise for the system as he …

Tearaway Rips Up Vita on 22nd October

Media Molecules brilliant looking PS Vita Exclusive is out this October, 22nd my Birthday. So I now know what's on the top of my wish list.

Tearaways paper world looks fantastic. Take a look at the screens and video.

PS Vita Update 2.10 Live tonight

PS Vita 2.10 firmware goes live tonight. As we reported last night Folders will be part of the update as well as some other cool features.

Take a look at the official vid for more.

Some of the cool things added in 2.10:

Group Messaging can now send to more than one person.Email can display HTML messages and offer multiple addresses per contactPhotos can be zoomed in (in HD)PlayStation Plus game saves can be uploaded over 3G

If you find any other new stuff let us know in the comments.

New Batman game for PS Vita and PS3

News just in of a new Batman game. Batman Arkham Origins for PS3 and Arkham Origins Blackgate for PS Vita.

Batman on Vita, get very excited. Both games will launch October 25th 2013.

More news as we get it.

Metro Last Light Survival Guide Trailer

A trailer / survival guide for Metro: Last Light has appeared online. The game is due out in June.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Coming to PS Vita in the West

Gungho have confirmed that the 'Ace' version of the game will hit PS Vitas in the West, though no date as yet but great news for fans of the game.

Here at PSO we still play it online.

The game will feature all DLC quests from the original versions, a new epilogue, a random dungeon and the ACE Skill system that will give players new, extra skills.

Take a look at these new screens.

The Last of Us - Designing the World and Environment

In the video Area 5 discuss  the concept and design of the world and its environments in The Last of Us.

They say that:
"The key word for the development of every aspect in The Last of Us is contrast. There’s a counterpoint to nearly every detail in the game and we strive to show as much beauty as the ugly, brutal realities of the world allow. We think you’ll find our wasteland beautiful once you get into the game world in just a couple months."

Sony Xperia SP to Support Dual Shock 3

Sony's upcoming Xperia SP mobile handset will support the Dual Shock 3 as an input device.

Engadget describes the pairing process as a snap using bluetooth but currently support seems to be locked to this one device.

Next Game by the Journey Studio will be "Huge and Change the Industry"

In a post explaining why he left Thatgamecompany developers of the highly acclaimed Journey Asher Vollmer has said that the studios next game will be huge and change the industry.

" the New Game they’re making isn’t just something that you can casually abandon. Obviously I can’t divulge any details about it, but… It’s going to be huge. And I don’t mean it’s going to be a long sprawling game, I mean it’s going to be an IMPORTANT game. I genuinely believe it’s going to change the industry in a really positive way. "

We wonder what they could be working on ?

Fuse Will Not Require an Online Pass or Have Micro Transactions

Insomniac have revealed that the upcoming shooter will not require an Online Pass or have micro transactions in an  FAQ posted on their website.

They also say that a demo will arrive nearer the games release date.

A great move by Insomniac for gamers.