I like the PlayStation 4 Dual Shock controller. It’s a helluva lot better than the PS3’s controller, a firm piece of plastic with some neat features. What isn’t neat however, is that damn lightbar. It’s a nice idea, but one in practice that has very little functionality beyond shepherding ships past dangerous rocks in foggy weather. Even with the latest firmware update providing an option to dim it, the Dual Shock controller still burns with the intensity of a star. But you can easily remedy that. Let me show you how.
Yesterday, Microsoft announced their Games with Gold line-up for February, and to call the list of games underwhelming would be a bit of a misrepresentation. Yes, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an exceptional game – but it’s one that PlayStation Plus subscribers got last year. The hope is that Sony’s “free” games line-up would be better. I’d like to think it is. Here’s what PlayStation Players get as part of their subscriptions next month.
Dying Light is, in some capacity, available for purchase worldwide now. I've been having good and bad times with it over the past few days, and hope to have my review out fairly soon. Some PS4 owners, however, are struggling to even get the game to download. It seems like the PS4 gets confused, but thankfully there's a neat little workaround already.
There can only be one first in life. Your first kiss. The first man on the moon. The first horrid morning after a night that involved you eating an entire plate of el Diablo hotwings without any knowledge of the fire below that was to come. And of course, the very first PlayStation 4. Sony’s latest flagship console may have sold millions, but to one collector, having the very first anniversary console off of the production line was worth far more than the standard retail price.
Read my lips: No new taxes! Jobs for all! Free education! More babies kissed! Politics is a hell of a job, and usually best left to the parasitic members of society. It’s a career that requires blind support, a lack of facts and a keen eye for burying the truth. And in Citizens Of Earth, you’ll be using all of your filibustering power to help save the day.
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Digital games are here to stay. People spent more on digital console games over the holiday season than ever before, jumping 10% on PS4 and Xbox One. The sales across platforms are staggering and ever increasing, but all platforms are not created equal.
Dying Light is fast approaching launch, which means the hype train is hitting full speed at the moment. I’ve already had my time with the game, but I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot I wasn’t allowed to see in my limited playthrough. Like pulling Excalibur out of a rock in the middle of nowhere and using it to paint the town read with zombie innards.
While I’m not exactly sold on the gameplay of The Order: 1886, I think the game is all kinds of special when it comes to visuals. You have to see it in action for yourself, as YouTube videos don’t exactly do the game any justice. It’s a game that hits the sweet spot between graphics and cut-scenes, a seamless marriage of the two that makes it look like a proper “next-gen” game. That’s all thanks to the cinematic design of The Order: 1886. A design that also allows for sequels.
We may be using some new hardware in our living rooms, but the process of acquiring and playing a game is generally still the same. We buy a game, we install it and then we play it while moaning endlessly about that one cheap bastard of a boss that is almost impossible to defeat. But on the other end of the spectrum, there happen to be free to play games that are making an impact. And by impact, I mean a jackhammering of success on home consoles.
Ninja Theory has made some stellar games, some of which include the rebooted DmC, the horribly underrated Enslaved and Heavenly Sword. They also happened to develop my favourite original Xbox game, Kung Fu Chaos. But enough obout old-generations – we’re all about the the new generation, where the PS4 just lost Ninja Theory’s new title as an exclusive.
No one really asked for Uncharted 4 to happen, but I don’t think any of us are complaining after seeing the first little bit of gameplay from the title last year. Nathan Drake is back, older and a little more fragile due to his reckless behaviour, and Naughty Dog have their work cut out for them on the PS4. It’s good to see then that it’s looking pretty great so far.
Thanks to all the new apps on the new generation consoles, we're getting a lot more insight into what they do on those devices other than play games. We laughed at Xbox users lasting longer and wondered if PlayStation users even had time to play games. Now the final assessment from PornHUB is in.
The current generation of gaming won’t be defined by broken game launches, timed exclusives or battery lifespans in controllers. It’ll all come down to which console manages to have a decent compression ratio for data so that I don’t run out of f***ing space for all of my games. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both boast 500GB internal hard drives (not including the memory tax here). And they’re both easy to fill up. But Nyko has a strange solution for the PS4 at least.
I’m of the firm opinion that you can’t go wrong buying either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4. But owning both consoles? Not exactly necessary. So long as you have one of the two (And a Wii U for all of those delightful Nintendo games), you’re pretty much sorted. Each console has their own pros and cons, but they both work, and that’s what matters. But what matters even more, are the games. Here’s what either side will be tempting you with this year.