I don’t handle horror games well. The reason for that might be because of some solid scare design, some well managed use of knowing when to to do a jump-scare or the fact that I’m an absolute coward. So you can bet your clean pants that a game such as SOMA is going to have me assuming the foetal position when it arrives.
I don’t think we need to go through the song and dance yet again of how PlayStation Plus is a massively valuable service for anyone who has a subscription. The service has proven itself, with heaps of great games from first class studios on the PlayStation 3 so far. On the PS4 however? It hasn’t been the biggest titles so far, that have been free. Expect that to change in the future.
Here in South Africa, watching Twitch streams is a bit of a gamble. You can either get something slightly worse than a low resolution YouTube video, or you get something that looks like Minecraft in slow motion. Still, with both of the new consoles so heavily invested in this video sharing and streaming stuff, it’s worth seeing which does the streaming better. Right now, it looks like this is one area where the Xbox One has better resolution.
When we rounded up the very best games of the last generation there were some surprises, one such surprise was that we voted N+ as the 11th best game of the generation and I strongly stick by that. The game was incredibly addictive and smart.
The PlayStation 4 was finally released in its native Japan this week, giving Japanese gamers the chance to play absolutely nothing on their shiny new consoles like the rest of us. But just how many Japanese gamers are bored of playing the free copies of Knack they got in their bundles?
I don’t think that words can adequately sum up just how excited I am for Infamous: Second Son. The game looked hot at E3, and it looks even better today. I’ve got so much faith in the third Infamous game, that I’ve already slapped down cash that I don’t have for it. In fact I had to use a loan to buy the game. And because I have no collateral, my knees were broken in advance. Finance!
One of the more underrated, yet enduringly popular in other parts of the world, franchises out there has to be Yakuza. It’s got action, bloated stories, ridiculous characters and some solid gameplay. Most of the time though, that distinctly Japanese style of design is a double edged sword filled with bloated menus, poor controls and baffling ideas. Hopefully Ishin can set the franchise up again as a playa.
Last year’s Rayman Legends has been re-released for the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, a curious decision seeing that that game already runs at 1080p at 60frames per second on all available platforms. We take a look to see what’s different.
This is turning into a bit more than a series of isolated incidents. The number of games in which the PlayStation 4 outpaces the Xbox One in native resolution is continuing to grow. The latest entry in Resolution Gate is the upcoming Thief reboot, which will reportedly run at 1080p natively on Sony’s console while Microsoft’s version will run at 900p.
When the PlayStation 4’s controller was first shown we were all intrigued by the bright shiny light that made it look space age. However after actually using one for a while you start to get a little annoyed by the bright light and so a new design fad has been born.
Wow, I have a dirty mind. Once I read the "bound" part of the title, everything else they said about the game with its "deep customization" and "massive monsters" just got all jumbled up in my brain. Hmm, I wonder if that's actually making it more appealing.
The numbers are in, and Sony appears to have all the momentum - according to NPD figures, the PlayStation 4 is out-selling the Xbox One by 2:1 in North America.
It is hard to get your hands on a PS4 at the moment. It's out of stock all over the world. But, we found a place that currently has some - so get get your grubby little hands on it before they're all gone!
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Rayman Legends are only days away. With the announcement that the PS4 version will support Remote Play using the PlayStation Vita, many thought that this could be the final nail in the coffin of the Wii U, rendering Nintendo’s Gamepad controller no longer unique.
I think it’s safe to say that gaming is a big business by now. There’s a lot of money to be made in the industry, if you play your cards right. And it looks like 2014 and beyond is going to be a gangbuster year for those companies that make it.