According to a press release we received yesterday, you’ll be able to buy a PlayStation 4 for a cheaper price from today, though it’ll include a copy of Evolution Studio’s DriveClub as an added bonus.
…but it’s not a wholly revised, cheaper and slimmer model if that’s what you’re waiting for before jumping in to the new generation of consoles. Instead, it seems to be a simpler revision, with a focus on making the thing cheaper to produce – with it barely being any more energy efficient. Here’s a breakdown, courtesy of the Japanese blog Pocketnews. They tore both models down, and found there to be very few meaningful differences between the two available models.
For the month of September, Microsoft was giving away a free, brand new game with every Xbox One sold. It’s a cool promotion, and it’s one that saw many Xbox One’s fly off the shelves. In fact, it’s one of the reasons Destiny – which was heavily advertised to the point of almost seeming like a PlayStation 4 exclusive – has moved so many copies on Xbox One. That promotion, however, was not enough to stop the PlayStation 4 from being the top selling console in the US for the 9th month running.
As a pure gaming device, the PlayStation 4 may be one of the best consoles ever made. But therein lies the rub, as that is exactly what the console is essentially. A pure gaming device. Unlike previous PlayStations, the PS4 launched without any true media support. That all changes, sort of, in the upcoming system software 2.00 update that is codenamed Masamune. Which is also one bitchin’ cool codename for a mere patch.
rAge was cool for many reasons - there were awesome cosplayers wandering around, cool demos to play and plenty of like-minded people to chat with. I managed to escape the chaos of the floor for the press lounge to interview Robert Fisser, head of PlayStation for the Middle East and Africa. He answered all my questions, including the trickier ones.
There are few games out there that I’d consider playing through again. Grand Theft Auto V however, is one such game that I’d happily repeat-offend my way through. It’s a massive game, make no mistake and it could also be one of the physically biggest such titles released so far on new-gen.
If Telltale’s The Walking Dead series proved anything, it’s that story really can be more important than gameplay – at least in my opinion. The narrative of both seasons was just so engaging. It made players really think about the toughest of choices, often leaving them wondering if they made the right one in the end. The games have been available on many platforms for a while now, and will finally be available on next generation consoles later this month.
Right now, I’m busy sorting out hours of footage and plenty of words for an upcoming Bayonetta 2 review. This is a game that almost never was, until Nintendo stepped into save the day by making it a Wii U exclusive. And by exclusive, we mean proper console exclusive because you’ll never see Bayonetta return on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
When Bohemia Interactive’s outgoing creative director for DayZ, Dean Hall, took Sony’s stage at Gamescom to announce that the zombie apocalypse survival sim would be headed to the PlayStation 4, many assumed it would be a console exclusive. That’s not the case.
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.