Tag Archives: Next-Gen

Dark Souls 2 was made with next-gen in mind

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.

Score a next-gen eagle with The Golf Club

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.

New consoles making AMD big money

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.

Wild, likely untrue rumour: Nintendo’s next console specs

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.

Is Skyrim headed to the PS4 and Xbox One?

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.

Frostbite 3 will take full advantage of next-gen consoles

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.

Has the next-gen Hitman game been cancelled?

It may have gotten a ton of flak from purists, but honestly, Hitman: Absolution was a damn fine game overall. That was in 2012, and since then, Agent 47 has kept a discreet and low profile. So low in fact, that the next game in that series may have been cancelled. With extreme prejudice

What we think of the PlayStation 4

Today, the PlayStation 4 is available in South Africa, just a few short weeks after the rest of the world. As you’ve all already seen reviews on the system, and know what you’re in for, we’ll give you our brief impressions of the system from our perspective.

Rayman Legends goes next-gen, gets bizarre trailer

Funny. Rayman Legends started its life as a Wii U exclusive, but soon found its way to every other capable gaming system. That’s a good thing, because it’s a beautiful, majestic game that more people should play. And now, more people will. Ubisoft’s announced that it’ll be getting a next-gen upgrade.

Carmack : “360 and PS3 are far from tapped out”

All eyes are focused on the new generation of consoles and what those systems can bring to videogames. Don’t rule out the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 though, because there’s still plenty that can be done with them, according to tech guru John Carmack.

Kazunori Yamauchi “Not in a rush” to develop for next gen consoles

In an interview with GT planet, CEO of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi stated they aren’t in a rush to release Gran Turismo on PS4, even in light of GT6’s poor sales on the PS3.

Witcher 3 devs: Xbox One will get more powerful, is easier to work with

Polish developer Cd Projekt are wizards, managing to make the most of the hardware afforded them. They did incredible things with the Witcher 2 on Pc, and even made the Xbox 360 version of the game look surprisingly good. Its delicious sequel, The Witcher 3 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One – and its developer reckons the Xbox One is easier to work with.

EA’s next Star Wars game could go open world

Star Wars may have found a home at EA, but it’s been awfully quiet over the last couple of months. There’s a galaxy far, far away that is filled with potential for new games, but EA has kept mum so far on their plans. According to one insider though, the next Star Wars game could be going open world on next-gen systems.

This is the future of Xbox One games

Neither of the new consoles has a particularly captivating launch library. The PlayStation 4 ‘s shining star seems to be the twin stick shooter Resogun, while the Xbox One’s exclusive launch titles haven’t been quite as good as people had hoped. Thankfully, it will be getting better.

FFD: Next-Gen is now current gen. Do you care?

With all three consoles from all tree major players now available at retail, it’s time to stop calling it “next-gen.” Next gen is here, right now – so it’s the current gen, I guess. and that’s exciting. Maybe.