War Thunder Playstation 4 gets Ground Forces Next Week!



Tanks a million Gaijin!

PS4 player at last get Tanks added to the excellent War Thunder on June 5th, one day before D-Day in case you need reminding.

Ground forces is brilliant, we played the PC version a few weeks ago when we exclusively revealed that Tanks would come to PS4 "soon".

"Today we’re proud to announce that Ground Forces expansion is finally coming out in Europe on PS4 on 5th June. But it’s not about armored vehicles only – all of the other features found in the latest 1.41 version of the game are included as well: 350 different planes, squadron battles, more than 150 multiplayer missions and many other improvements."


War Thunder dive bombs the US in time for D-Day!



The wait is finally over for US PlayStation 4 owners. War Thunder will hit the US on June 3rd and what's more..............Tanks are here. That's right, Ground Forces will be packed in when you download it all in 1080p.

This from Gaijin;

War Thunder for PS4 runs in "majestic 1080p" and includes the recently released Ground Forces expansion. Cross-platform play between PS4 and PC will be introduced in the very near future. 

War Thunder features 350 different planes, 150 multiplayer missions, as well as a single-player campaign and squadron battles. War Thunder is a free to play game with NO pay walls.


Plants and Zombies to battle it out on PlayStation platforms. 1080p 60fps on PS4.



Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare launches on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on 22nd August 2014, developer PopCap Games has announced.

The developer confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version outputs at 1080p resolution and runs at 60 frames per second.

Garden Warfare on PlayStation includes the two DLC expansions Garden Variety and Zomboss Down.

"We're especially excited for fans to experience Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare on PS4, where it will be playable at a native 1080p resolution and blazing fast 60 frames per second," PopCap's Gary Clay said.

The PS4 version is playable via Remote Play on the Vita, PopCap confirmed, and includes split screen co-op. The Boss Mode feature is playable as a companion experience on mobile devices via the PlayStation App.

Watch Dogs Playstation 4.........A few hours in.


I remember an old forum chap saying in our shout-box, "hey lads, has anyone seen Watch Dogs?" It was blueroom. He put a link to the very first E3 leaked footage that was shown by Ubisoft a couple of years back. I looked at it and thought Wow! I knew that it had to be next gen and sure enough it was.

Watch Dogs has been on our radar for some time. Myself and AK saw a behind closed doors showing of the game running on the PS4 last year. A controlled demo showing off the compound-taking section, very much like the ideas seen in Far Cry 3. We were impressed.

Now the game is here and reviews have hit the net the same day. Ubi made sites hold back reviews until day one; this is not a first as many now do this. For some reason the usual suspects start ranting on forums about cancelling pre-orders etc. Why? Do people really make a purchase based on a handful of reviews from maybe 30 people amongst millions of gamers? Apparently they do.

The first thing anyone will do is compare it to GTAV. No brainer. I'm here to make my point just based on a few hours play, a stress test of how to push an open world game. My only problem is to try and remember all the stand out points as there have been so many.

When booting up GTAV the first thing most gamers do is push the free roam elements to see what can be done and how much carnage can be achieved, as soon as the game lets you after the start of any games tutorial. Watch Dogs is no different. After the first 30 mins of hand-holding to learn the basics you are in your pad ready to roam.

After leaving my new motel I was alerted to a crime. I tagged it, pressing down on the d-pad. I started out by car only to find I was reported to the police by a witness that saw me break into the car. Brilliant. This is when I realised that I needed to use a bit of thought before just jumping in head first. During the chase I knocked down pedestrians and I noticed this was having an effect on my status. I needed to be fast but careful at the same time. Already my driving habit had to change, fast. The driving feels like Midnight Club to me. Chunky with tight handling, perfect for my style.

When driving I found the police to be very intelligent, forcing me to use clever tactics hacking traffic lights and even better, pop-up bollards. Timing this right is such a thrill. You need to find somewhere quiet and out of sight, hold O and hide until the heat dies down.

Walking about sees hacking of phones to find out about each person and what they are up to. You will soon have very big moral grounds to wrestle with when hacking into the bank account and stealing money from someone who has a terminal illness. I have come up against a few situations where I've had to stop and think, "Hmm I don't like doing that, I'll leave him/her."

By far the most thrilling time I've had so far is the taking of a compound. If you get shot it's goodnight. You can upgrade things but for now I'm weak. I took a pound by going from camera to camera sussing out the best path to take. Once I'd made my choice and made my way in I was able to trigger traps like exploding gas pipes, electrical fuses etc to create mayhem for the dealers. It was great fun but more than that I was thinking about things, planning things, all the stuff I like to do in games rather than feel I could play blindfolded. Chasing down a bad guy to hack a gas main to time it to exploding in the thug's face, then pounce on him and take him out is brilliant. I don't think I've played a game and scanned so far in front of me to see what I can activate to take down who I'm pursuing. This applies to driving and on foot.

I'm just a few hours in and already I feel it's better than GTA. Is it my age? Being an older gamer maybe this will appeal to me more than a more gung-ho type of game. I'm not saying GTA is just gung-ho, far from it. Just Watch Dogs really does grab me in a way that GTA doesn't. It could be that it's just fresh and on PS4 it looks stunning.

If you are sitting on the fence you better climb down and buy Watch Dogs. (For PS4, I can't comment on the PS3 version of the game)

Please note that I have many other things I'd like to say but I would consider them to be mild spoilers so I will let you discover the fun for yourselves.

Ubisoft have built a new franchise that they can build on as Assassins Creed is starting to feel old. Good things are expected from Watch Dogs 2.


Thoughts from Aaron


Seeing Watch Dogs at E3 some time ago I was super excited the prospect of a world you could bend to your will to escape the cops and complete missions seemed incredible and I was planning to get it on launch, the delay was probably a good thing though as I’m not sure I would have had enough time to enjoy it before.

When I first started playing Watch Dogs I thought it was like a futuristic GTA but after playing it some more I’ve realised that its really more than that. In GTA you’re encouraged to go in guns blazing causing a big scene and this is exactly the opposite of what you should do in Watch Dogs.

Watch Dogs encourages you to be smart and take your time, using your skills and surroundings to your advantage, you probably could just charge in and shoot everyone but this isn’t the point, its much more fun to scope out your surroundings take your time and try to figure out all the ways to distract the guards so you can sneak round them. It’s disappointing when you get spotted and have to take some guys out and I’ve found myself wanting to go back and try to do it again properly.

One of the other things you’ll find yourself doing is not wanting to steal cars, carjacking someone just doesn’t feel right in this game.

The open world Ubisoft have created is pretty spectacular you can run around learning things about everyone you pass and the sheer scale of this is very impressive.

Whats super impressive as well is how you can interact with everything, with the touch of a button you can blow up steam vents and raise bridges whilst racing through the map its really cool to see all of this happen.

I’ve only played a few hours but I’m looking forward to exploring the city further and seeing what new toys I can unlock.


Junes PS+ Content Announced


Junes Playstation Plus Content for Europe has been announced:

PS3
  • Lone Survivor
  • NBA 2K 14

PS4
  • Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate
  • Trine 2

Vita
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • Surge Deluxe


Dragons Crown is a fantastic Vita game! Trine 2 added for Playstation 4. I played the demo and it's stunning to look at. Co-op online play too.

Metro:Redux teased by Deep Silver for Playstation 4


Deep Silver have posted two videos with the first showing the PS4 front end followed by a little gameplay.

The second shows the games frame rate at 60fps with the PS4 controller mapping.

I didn't get to play these games so for me they are a must buy. Can't wait.

Take a look here.







Borderlands 2 PS Vita-PS3 Cross save patch this week.


Randy Pitchford has confirmed via Twitter that the PS3 version will get the patch on Tuesday 20th May.

The PS Vita version is ready to go but Sony have yet to patch the PS3 game.

The Vita version has had mixed reviews but the nay sayers have had backlash via Youtube by many fans venting anger at such low scores. In fact I personally think it looks great. Seasoned PC players have even took to Youtube after buying the Vita slim just for this game and vented frustration at low scores stating that the game is a 7/10 of anyones money.

Myself and my son will be getting the game day one to play co-op. Can't wait.

It's also worth pointing out that the US PS Store has 750 ratings for Vita Borderlands and it is the first game on any platform that I've seen have 5 stars from what appears to be every rating.

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Sony Confirms E3 Conference Time


Sonys E3 conference will be taking place on Monday June 10th at 2am BST for UK viewers, hopefully it will be worth staying up late for.

Playstation 4 hits a home run in the US.......again.


PlayStation 4 is hammering the XBone on it's home turf. In March Titanfall couldn't boost sales enough to surpass the unstoppable PS4.

MLB14 The Show looks incredible on PS4 and will surely boost sales further this month.
Hardware sales for 4 weeks in April were 579,840 with XBone trailing behind at just 335,101. That's a tanking and the gulf has grown from last month.

Infamous Second Son was the top seller for 3 out of the 4 weeks. New games are coming fast now via PSN and on the shelves. Bound By Flames the Next game that's getting the PS4 love over the XBone.

Rumour overload is that Sony will be showing off Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 with news that the game will be available immediately after the show. If true this will be a massive blow to Microsoft.

The Last Of Us 2 is a game that's in the works and I'm 99% sure Sony will show it off at the show. There has to be good reason to bring the first game to the PS4 just days after the conference. ?
These are very exciting times. Destiny is looking more and more like a PlayStation lead game every time we see it as well as many other AAA games.

All eyes to E3 2014.


Unreal Tournament for Playstation 4?



On Thursday the daddy of fast paced first person shooting is going to be making a well overdue comeback.

Epic VP Mark Rein tweeted that the shooter is making a comeback. Mark Rein said of the Playstation 4, "its a perfect gaming PC".

It's also no secret that Mark is a huge Playstation fan. We chatted to him way back when PS2 was shown at ECTS in London. He sat with one PS2 excitedly showing off the excellent game on the new console.

His love for his work has fixed firmly in my mind from that day.

Unreal enjoyed an exclusive time period on the PS3 with Unreal 3. That game was fast paced and great fun but had lost some of its groundbreaking fast gameplay due to larger maps. The Assault game mode was also missing and it what was my favourite mode.

SCE have registered "Guns Up!". This maybe nothing. But Mark has gone on record as saying, "so excited about Unreals comeback".

Could it be a FTP title?

Bookmark Thursday at 2pm ET.

Please be a PS4 Unreal.

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The Final Week.

Playstation Online have teamed up with Digital Extremes to giveaway Platinum to help boost your Warframe experience.
We are giving away 1 bundle of 370 Platinum.

To enter you have two steps.
Join our forum here. (your code will be sent to you by pm on the forum)
Enter your PSN name in the comments section.

The winner will be drawn every Friday and you will get your Platinum via code added direct to your Warframe account. I have now found out that you can only win once but please feel free to tell a friend.

Good luck Tenno.

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