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All posts tagged "PlayStation 4"

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks simply stunning on the PlayStation 4

    The third act is the hardest to follow, but it seems that Naughty Dog has at least done a successful job on the visuals front. That's right, we're talking about Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, arguably the biggest release on PlayStation 4 this year so far (and likely for the rest of the year). One impressive thing about the game is how it rings the neck of the PlayStation 4 hardware, without taking it to the point of nervous breakdown. In other words, it's a simply gorgeous looking video game. Don't believe us? Have a look at the gallery of in-game assets...

  • 3 things the Xbox One does better than the PlayStation 4 (and vice versa)

    We live in a world governed by binaries. Night and day. Summer and Winter. Xbox One and PlayStation 4. But one simply cannot say that one is better than the other. After all, some adore strolling through horizontal, wind-propelled rain, while others prefer bright red skin burns lazing on the beach. This binary mindset is especially true when any mention of the current generation of consoles is made. Sure, some people will prefer the Xbox One over the PlayStation 4, and conversely, some will prefer Sony's console to Microsoft's, but each outwits the other in their respective ways. For someone who...

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power review: colourful puzzling

    I've been through a load of "serious" games of late, which left me sweaty running from zombies, shooting things in the face while skydiving through space and time, and picking up as many radioactive coffee mugs as I can find. So when developer Frozenbyte decided to bring Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power to the PlayStation 4, I took damn good notice, and sighed at the thought of playing a light-hearted puzzler for a change. Don't get me wrong, just because it's a bit more whimsical than recent titles doesn't mean that it's not for the so-called "hardcore gamer." For those who...

  • New report ‘leaks’ details of upgraded PS4 NEO

    We've heard numerous reports that Sony is hard at work on a more powerful PlayStation 4. The so-called NEO, which is apparently pegged for later this year, is said to be capable of 4K and virtual-reality gaming. Now, Giant Bomb has uncovered tech specifications for the upgraded console, citing "multiple sources" for the information. The PS4 NEO features the same octacore AMD Jaguar processor as the PS4, albeit clocked at 2.1Ghz compared to the PS4's 1.6Ghz clock speed. As for the graphics department, you can apparently expect a better AMD graphics chip with 36 compute units at 911Mhz - compared to the PS4's 18 compute units at 800Mhz. The sources also claim that the...

  • New PS4 update launches tomorrow, brings PC/Mac Remote Play

    Sony has been hard at work with its latest PlayStation 4 update, but it's finally ready for primetime. The 3.50 update gets pushed out tomorrow, Sony's Jayne Murphy said in a blog post, so what can we expect? Easily the biggest feature is Remote Play for PC and Mac computers, allowing users to stream games from their PS4 to a computer. This mirrors Microsoft's own solution, which allows gamers to play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. As for minimum requirements, Sony merely recommends a PC with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and a Mac with OS X 10.10 or 10.11. Sony...

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III ‘Eclipse’ DLC to hit PlayStation 4 first

    PlayStation 4 gamers who enjoy shooting undead pixels are in for a treat this month, as Treyarch announced that the console will be the first to receive the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Eclipse DLC. The DLC, scheduled for release on 19 April, includes four new multiplayer maps. And of course, what would a CoD DLC be without the obligatory zombie content too. Treyarch notes that the zombie experience in Eclipse "immerses players in an undead World War II Pacific theater." This DLC also sees the Zetsubou No Shima mission included in the game, which will span the four DLC Map...

  • PlayStation Plus games for April includes Zombi, Dead Star

    Hot on the heels of Xbox One's free games for April, Sony today announced its free games list for PlayStation Plus members which is a doozy for survival horror fans. Zombi, originally launched on Nintendo Wii U as ZombiU, is included this month and provides some much needed panic and cricket bat-based melee attacks to the PlayStation 4. Alongside it, team-based space shooter RPG Dead Star also arrives, which allows ten versus ten multiplayer style combat. It's also developed by former Metroid Prime stalwart Armature. On the PlayStation 3, users can look forward to I am Alive, another Ubisoft. survival horror game,...

  • PlayStation VR: snag one for $399 from October 2016

    Sony's virtual reality push was finally given a shove into the real world last night, as the company announced pricing and availability plans for its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at GDC 2016.It's been a long time coming, from the headset's beginnings as Project Morpheus -- which fittingly was announced two years ago at GDC 2014 -- to its current pre-production state. Related: 5 things you should know about the PlayStation VR Sony Entertainment CEO Andrew House took to the PlayStation Blog to talk PlayStation VR, but stated that the October launch is a little later than anticipated: That is a bit later...

  • Xbox Live finally supports cross-platform play, Rocket League to use it first

    Microsoft's Xbox Live network will finally be open to cross-platform play. The announcement comes from a blog post written by Director of ID@Xbox, Christ Charla. This effectively means that gamers on an Xbox can play alongside and against PlayStation counterparts within the same game. This new openness will first be supported by indie darling Rocket League, which is also available on PC and PlayStation 4. The post specifically mentions PC and Xbox One cross-platform capabilities, but doesn't mention its rival by name. The feature will be up to developers to incorporate. There has been no mention of how easy or difficult the feature will...

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End delayed again, now penned for 10 May

    Uncharted fans: grab that Nathan Drake pillow and squeeze, because Sony and Naughty Dog have pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End yet again. Initially scheduled to debut late in 2015, the game was given a concrete 26 April release date soon after. Now, you'll won't be able to get the game until 10 May. According to bigwigs, the delay isn't subject to the game's lack of polish, but to ensure that there are enough copies to go around. Sony and Naughty Dog clearly believe that the last sequel in the Nathan Drake saga will be a...