PlayStation have announced via their official blogs that online multiplayer will be opened up to everyone for free this upcoming weekend, starting on Friday until the shutters are brought down late on Sunday again.
Tomorrow, the Xbox One will be released in South Africa. Coming in at a full R500 lower than the local Recommended Retail Price of the PlayStation 4 and bundled with a game or two, it makes the local console sales wars a little warmer. Players are able to jump in to the new generation and get a game for just R6299. Sony and Ster Kinekor have just upped the ante.
Earlier this week I told you that the awesome Indie game, Thomas Was Alone, would be coming to even more consoles. While the information in that article seemed to be mistakenly leaked, there was zero mention of the game landing on Sony’s next generation console. That’s changed - the blocky platformer has now been confirmed for the PlayStation 4.
You know what I hate? Console wars. It’s just gamers arguing for days, months, or even years - trying to prove that their console is the best of the best. Master Race jokes aside, can’t we all just agree that we as gamers are winners? We are part of a thriving industry for crying out loud, and we are spoilt in terms of choice. I miss the good old days, where smashing a console determined… wait, what?
The PlayStation 4 has been dominating the console hardware sales charts just about everywhere – even beating the Xbox One on its home turf. It’s a trend that’s continuing; the US’ NPD has released its August figures, and Sony’s console is the top selling gaming hardware in the US for the 8th month in a row.
Sony has now confirmed that the PlayStation 4 has sold over a million units in the UK alone, making it the second fastest console to reach that milestone. No, the first wasn’t the Xbox One – don’t be silly. That accolade belongs very much to the Wii.
When I first saw DriveClub, the game looked…ok. After all, it wasn’t the only racing game on the block, and the original release date of 2013 Q4 didn’t exactly grab me by the spanners. The game got delayed beyond that date however, and I found myself not exactly giving the racer any love. But since then, DriveClub has begun to look rather exciting. Visually, it’s a massive improvement, a potential Gran Turismo killer. And that extra wait was quite possibly worth it.
Or at least this special edition of it looks like it’s been thrown into the wrong end of a slime party, something you do not want to find yourself in when in Japan, trust me on this. There’s a new Dragon Quest hitting the Sony console. And of course, there’s a nifty version of that machine coming out tied to that game. But you can’t have it.
Evolution Studio’s PlayStation 4 exclusive racer DriveClub is currently in very closed beta. With a beta of that nature, it means there are a number of non-disclosure agreements in place, making it somewhat illegal to share pictures and videos of the game as it currently stands. Naturally, that hasn’t stopped people from sharing media from the game. Here are some leaked videos, showing the game in action.
Infamous: First Light brings you the mechanics and setting from Second Son, but wraps them up in a brand new adventure with a new protagonist and new powers. The hero - or anti-hero - this time is Abigail Walker, or Fetch as you may know her from Second Son. She’s the lady that unwittingly gave Delsin his neon tricks.
For a while, PlayStation 4 games were running at higher resolutions and framerates than their Xbox One counterparts. This is changing, as games like Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition, Destiny and Metro Redux have shown. Much of this increase in performance has been ascribed to the extra 10 percent of power that was reserved for Kinect, but has now been freed up. It’s not quite as simple as that, as Metro developer 4A games explains.
In the entertainment world so strongly ruled by the conservative Americans it’s nice to see Japan striding out alone and creating entertainment that not only ignores clothing and logic, but also social values and good acting.
The master race have often used the game Battlefield 4 to showcase how much superior the PC is as a gaming platform compared to the consoles that the filthy casuals use.
After a journey through the rain, our unusual trio (an American, a Porra and a Chinese guy walk into a bar…) ended up at the Sony press conference. Lured with a promise of new gameplay reveals and plenty of food, we were glad to see what Sony had to offer. We even got Matthew an awesome spot for recording this video.
Sony made quite a bit of noise in its press conference about its upcoming PS4 system update version 2.0, and more specifically how the PlayStation 4 is getting a new feature in Share Play. It’s one of the neat features were were promised when the PlayStation 4 was originally announced, and now it's finally a reality. Sony detailed it a little more last night.