Next-Gen Tag

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 08 Sep 2014

Happy Destiny day! Sure it might not be the 9th just yet, but Destiny's servers go live a little later today, meaning you and your Fireteam can jump into this year's most anticipated shooter a little early. If you're playing on an older console, Destiny's world might not look as beautiful, but Activision want to help you with that.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Sep 2014

Ubisoft is really spoiling us for choice this year, with not one but two different Assassin’s Creed titles that take place at completely different times. Their seamless, era spanning narrative went out of the window long ago, but I must admit I’m genuinely excited for both Unity and Rogue. Unity is fresh and filled to the brim with features Assassin’s Creed always needed, while Rogue features a dark, vengeful narrative. Both of them are also extremely pretty.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Aug 2014

If you had to ask me what my favourite shooter franchise is, I’m pretty sure Metro would fall somewhere in the top three. The atmospheric shooter set in post-apocalyptic Russia is renowned for it’s gritty realism, tough as nails difficulty and all round uniqueness. Metro: Redux, the next-gen remaster, is making both titles better in more than a few ways.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Aug 2014

Ubisoft is pulling something bold this holiday season. Instead of releasing the same title for both generations of consoles, they’ve instead opted to make two separate titles, both of which act as core releases. It sounds like a risky idea; one that could leave fans of the franchise confused and frustrated at the idea of deciding which one to pick up.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Jul 2014

Much to my own surprise, I rather liked Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d written the whole series off as bunk after the frankly pitiful Assassin’s Creed III. I played it on the PlayStation 4 where it ran rather nicely, and was beautiful to boot.  What it wasn’t was particularly “next gen,” but that stands to reason. As a new –gen, cross generational launch title it was never going to be the ultimate showcase. Unity is different.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Jul 2014

Much to my own surprise, I rather liked Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. I’d written the whole series off as bunk after the frankly pitiful Assassin’s Creed III. I played it on the PlayStation 4 where it ran rather nicely, and was beautiful to boot.  What it wasn’t was particularly “next gen,” but that stands to reason. As a new –gen, cross generational launch title it was never going to be the ultimate showcase. Unity is different.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 08 Jul 2014

If there’s one bunch of games that I’ve perhaps put too many damn hours into, it has to be Borderlands and its superb sequel. I’m currently reaching the hundred hour mark on that game as I replay missions yet again in order to build up my Mechromancer (BEST ROBOT EVAR), and you can be damn well certain that I want some time alone with the upcoming Pre-Sequel game. That game is only scheduled for old-gen consoles and PC at the moment. But it could be more handsome on new-gen as well.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 09 Jun 2014

Mass Effect is one of those games that I know many people would label as must plays. The trilogy was extremely successful and highly recommended. Think the story is finished? Fear not, it seems like gamers are in store for more Mass Effect goodness.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 23 Apr 2014

Call of Duty is no longer a game developed in a two-year cycle by two development teams. Nope, it’s now a three year, three team game – and this year’s game will be handled by Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty 2014 will be developed primarily for the new systems, making it the first real “next gen” entry in the series. And it’ll apparently be quite the looker.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2014

Current-gen consoles will most likely see big new releases wind down on those platforms in 2014, but they’re going to go out with one hell of a bang. One such game bring in the final hoorah is Dark Souls 2, which is strictly current-gen material. But that doesn’t mean that the software built for that game is stuck forever on older hardware.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Jan 2014

There are many SPERTS games out there, but very few of them happen to be about golf, a sport which I have never ever played, minus that time a rogue golf club hit me in the head when I walked past a club. New-gen tech means that it’s time for some new-gen golfing, in a game that for once doesn’t have Tiger Woods making endorsement cash off of it. Here’s what you can expect to see, in Golf Club.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 22 Jan 2014

AMD’s chips power all of the new consoles. Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and even Nintendo’s Wii U use processors supplied by AMD. Rival chipmaker Nvidia’s said on numerous occasions that it’s glad it’s not supplying the chips for the consoles. It’s always seemed like sour grapes. they could get sourer, as AMD’s revealed that the new consoles have given their bottom line a boost.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 22 Jan 2014

For many people, Nintendo’s Wii U is just not next-gen enough. Some (wrongly) believe it can’t even compare to the Ps3 and Xbox 360. If Nintendo wants to stay in the game, they need a system that can compete with the PS4 and Xbox One. They’re most likely busy with Research and Development on new systems right now. These are probably not the specs for those systems.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Jan 2014

One of my favourite games of the last couple of years, that I may have spent too many damn hours inside of, has to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It was massive, awesome and beautiful. And now it looks like it may be headed towards new-gen consoles.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 07 Jan 2014

So you’ve got a shiny new-gen console, or you’ve busted the bank on a graphics card that has Borg technology inside of of it. Which game are you going to use to show off that fancy hardware? Most likely Battlefield 4, as the Frostbite 3 engine might be one of the most stunning pieces of tech on the market today. And it’s an engine that’ll be taking full advantage of new hardware in the years to come.