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Sony Claims The PS4 Is The right Place To Play

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Will the PlayStation 4 be the fitting place to play games within the next generation? That’s hard to reply at this point, and possibly might be for the whole lot of its lifetime. In fact, saying one console is healthier than the opposite is a purely subjective opinion, and Sony is of the opinion that the PS4 could be the one console to rule all of them.

In a brand new advert released today, Sony proclaims that PlayStation 4 is “the best place to play.” What does that mean? Within the context of the ad, Sony claims that the PS4 may have lots of exclusive first-party games, exclusive third-party game content and over 100 games in development.

Just for fun, let’s compare both next-gen consoles, we could? For the exclusive count, Sony says that the PS4 has 24 games in development. The Xbox One has 21 exclusives in development. It is going to be noted, however, that many of the Xbox One exclusives, like Titanfall, are merely console exclusive.

What about exclusive content for third-party games? At this day and age, it seems that only Ubisoft titles will provide the PS4 with exclusive content of their games, and that content might be timed to just the primary six months of availability. As for the Xbox One, it gets exclusive content for both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Once more, that exclusive content is timed, but getting timed exclusives for either one of this year’s big shooters will play heavily in Microsoft’s favor.

As for the selection of games in development, the number for both consoles is tough to pin down as it’s constantly changing. As of without delay, however, the Xbox One has 75 games in development. As for the PS4, it currently has 156 confirmed to be in development titles. The high number may be mostly attributed to the big variety of indie and free-to-play titles in development for the console. So far as AAA games go, however, the PS4 and Xbox One are becoming across the same selection of titles.

So, what does this all let us know? It tells us that you’re going to have a good time irrespective of which next-gen console you purchase. Just about all third-party content could be multiplatfom and any exclusive content in those games will occur on other platforms in the end. In all reality, choosing between the PS4 and Xbox One all comes right down to the primary-party exclusives you’ll want to play, and both platforms have some great exclusives lined up.

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Super Mario 3D World Continues To electrify In Latest Gameplay Trailer

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

We’re just a month clear of the launch of Super Mario 3D World, but Nintendo has stayed relatively quiet concerning the game. Sure, we’ve seen some trailers here and there, but there’s not plenty being said in regards to the next big 3D Mario game. Well, that was the case, but now Nintendo of Japan has come to our rescue with a great 6-minute long gameplay trailer.

In the newest gameplay trailer for Super Mario 3D World, we’re given a glance in any respect the ability-ups Mario can collect within the game. There are the standard power-ups just like the Tanooki Suit and the fireplace Flower, but there also are new power-ups just like the Cherry which could split Mario into multiple similar to himself or the Piranha Plant that could eat enemies from a distance.

The below trailer also reveals for the 1st time what may be best described as Miiverse stamps. Throughout it slow with the sport, you’ll bump into hidden stamps that let you “stamp” custom Mario art in your Miiverse posts. It’ll prove to be useful for many who aren’t great artists but like to add a bit more flair to their Miiverse posts.

Also, i believe it’s worth declaring just how pretty Super Mario 3D World is. Nintendo has always somehow managed to make their games look great, even on inferior hardware, and this game looks to continue that trend. Even when the sport comes out every week after the PS4 launches, Sony’s next gen titles might be hard pressed to provoke me greater than what Nintendo is doing here with its use of bright, vibrant colors.

Super Mario 3D World launches November 22 exclusively for the Wii U.

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Nintendo Unveils New Wii U Bundle For The vacations

Posted on January 19, 2014 at 8:49 am

The Wii U’s first year available to buy has not been the most effective. Nintendo’s own efforts to provide software for the console was impeded by delays, and third parties has been dropping support for the console within its first year. Things are finally looking up, however, as Nintendo has a string of huge releases inside the end of the year, and it even has a brand new bundle for the vacations.

Nintendo of America revealed today that it’ll be launching a brand new Wii U deluxe set that ditches Nintendo Land in favor of latest Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Both games can be on one disc, and represent the superior games the Wii U has to supply.

“Mario and Luigi are two of the most important heroes in games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice chairman of Sales & Marketing. “This new Wii U configuration gives people instant access not to one, but two of the foremost well-received Wii U games. It’s another example of the tremendous value and diversity that Nintendo is offering consumers this holiday season.”

The new Wii U bundle will go on sale starting November 1 for $300. Should you still want Nintendo Land, Nintendo is dropping the cost of the standalone game to $30. It still remains top-of-the-line examples of what the Wii U is able to.

Oh, and do not forget that Wii U bundle that came with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and a digital copy of Hyrule Historia? Nintendo says it’s still available while supplies last. It’s hard to assert if meaning Nintendo will phase it out once the brand new Super Mario Bros. U bundle launches, but those in search of the Wind Waker Wii U bundle will need to act now.

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‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ Launch Trailer Released

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

The lull in gaming previews felt during October is finally coming to an end. Earlier this week Activision released the launch trailer for its biggest game of the year (Call of Duty: Ghosts), and now Ubisoft has done the identical.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is ready to launch next week and Ubisoft has just released its definitive preview for the piracy simulator. As opposed to the whole various ship battles, exploration, and mini-game elements previewed within the past few months, the launch trailer for Black Flag specializes in the game’s story. The title will tell the tale of Edward Kenway, a pirate within the early 18th century that still just happens to be an assassin.

With Watch Dogs now delayed until next year, Black Flag is decided to be Ubisoft’s first game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 consoles. Though Assassin’s Creed III left the series in somewhat a lurch, next-gen visuals and the liberty of a pirate’s life just might put some new life into the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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‘Titanfall’ Release Date, Collector’s Edition Announced

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

One of the main hyped games at this year’s E3 now has a release date. Titanfall may be coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 11, 2014.

Titanfall is the primary game from Respawn Entertainment, a studio founded by the previous developers of the decision of Duty: Modern Warfare series. The sport is fully multiplayer, and not using a single player campaign. It offers traditional first-person shooting gameplay but augments it with wall-running and jumping abilities, in addition to giant mechs called titans that players can enter and use in battle.

“Since we revealed the sport in June we’ve been absolutely blown away by the reaction to ‘Titanfall,’” said Vince Zampella, co-founding father of Respawn. “The feedback we’re getting from fans around the globe is fueling our team as we head towards March and motivating us to deliver an experience that lives as much as the hype.”

In addition to the discharge date, publisher EA today announced a collector’s edition bundle of Titanfall. The collector’s edition will, without a doubt , include a statue. This one, however, is a little more than those included in collector’s editions of different games. The statue is an 18″ “hand-crafted” depiction of an Atlas Titan from the sport that’s a part of a whole diorama with LED lighting. Titanfall’s collector’s edition also comes with a 190-page art book and a poster of schematics for the Titan depicted inside the diorama.

Titanfall collectors edition

Pre-orders for the collector’s edition are actually available at “select” retailers, and it seems that nice-looking diorama is sort of pricey. Titanfall: Collector’s Edition retails for $250.

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‘Sim 4′ Release Window Announced as Fall 2014

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Back at this year’s Gamescom conference, EA and developer Maxis previewed a title that The Sims fans has been waiting years for. The Sims 4 was previewed in-depth, complete with a partially live-action reveal trailer for the sport.

Now, with the newest expansion of The Sims 3 out today, EA and Maxis themselves are looking into the way forward for The Sims franchise. The publisher today announced that The Sims 4 can be launching in approximately 12 months, sometime in “autumn 2014.” EA is already taking pre-orders for the sport, including a limited edition version that incorporates “Life of the Party” in-game content.

“The Sims franchise has the most convenient fans on the earth and their passion and exuberance is at an all-time high,” said Rachel Franklin, general manager of Maxis’ Sims Studio. “Those millions of voices will fuel our development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the foremost ambitious and the coolest game our studio has ever made. We can’t wait to determine our fans reaction when The Sims 4 comes out in autumn 2014.”

The Sims 4 will include much of the identical gameplay that has gained the series a large fan base, but additionally has a number of updates that ought to change things significantly. The sims featured in next year’s game could have emotions that players shall be in a position to manipulate through circumstances. Maxis has also described its new sims as “intelligent, emotionally aware beings.” Customization options have also been expanded, including the power to edit the facial structure of individual sims.

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Here’s What NBA Live 14 Seems like At the PS4, Xbox One

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Last week, 2K Sports revealed the primary gameplay footage from NBA 2K14 for PS4 and Xbox One. The video claimed to be taken from a PS4 and it looked absolutely phenomenal. Now EA Sports has revealed the primary gameplay trailer for its upcoming next gen basketball title – NBA Live 14. Which one looks better? See for yourself:

To refresh your memory, here’s what NBA 2K14 feels like running at the PS4. We will be able to assume that the Xbox One version will look the identical:

What’s immediately noticeable is that NBA 2K14 is clearly the higher looking game. There’s no contest as 2K Sports has made what looks to be probably the most realistic looking basketball game ever made. NBA Live 14 also loses some points for not showing us what its Anthony Davis feels like, but I can’t imagine it having the ability to nail his glorious unibrow in addition to NBA 2K14 does.

You can’t count out NBA Live 14 just yet, however, as EA Sport’s cutting-edge Ignite Engine may bring something new to the table. When it was first revealed, EA Sports said Ignite would make sports seem more real. So it may possibly not look better, but NBA Live 14 definitely sports some impressive player animation.

Even if NBA Live 14 doesn’t quite stack as much as NBA 2K14, it is advisable to give the blokes at EA Sports a break. The team has needed to weather their game being canceled for the last two years, and this may be the primary time we’ve seen an NBA game from EA Sports since 2010.

In short, it’s nice to finally have some competition inside the basketball game arena again.

NBA Live 14 will launch exclusively at the PS4 and Xbox One on November 15 and November 22 respectively.

[Image: Official EA UK]

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Single Player Story For Battlefield 4 Gets A Trailer, Too

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Believe it or not, modern combat-based first-person shooters still have single player stories and gameplay options available. Well, at the very least these developer houses play lip service to the choice, with varying results. In truth, some of the bigger criticisms about Battlefield 3 specializes in the solo offering. Basically, the net play was great, the only player option rather less so. In view that the Battlefield franchise was created with its cope with the web multiplayer aspect, with the one player serving as little greater than a familiarity ground, perhaps this could was understood.

Whatever the case, perhaps the criticisms resonated because members of the creative team indicate more attention can be paid to the one player experience in BF4.

Perhaps desperate to silence the critics-something good content normally does-Dice and EA even went out in their option to focus one in all their lavishly-produced trailers at the single player storyline, which leads this post. The game’s cinematics look fantastic, and Battlefield’s gameplay is often tight-something the new multiplayer beta confirmed-however the plot probably isn’t anything new. Create reasons to transport troops around various hotspots around the world and let the battle commence. Rinse, repeat. That isn’t a foul thing, either, especially if the action and gameplay is fast, furious, and actually responsive.

Considering Dice’s track record with creating fantastic combat-based gameplay, the one player can be fine. It’d also be fabulous, if it’s as important to the developers as they indicate it’s. Concerning the trailer, be at the look out for the dog-punching scene

It’s nice to peer Dice’s penchant for poking fun on the Call of Duty series remains intact. Oh, and the undeniable fact that Michael K. Williams voices the only player story’s lead character, SSgt Graves, is a serious positive regarding fan reception.

[Lead image courtesy of EA]

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Brings Brick Building Action To Retailers Today

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. and Traveler’s Tales announced that it was finally bringing Marvel to the LEGO universe with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Since then, a large number of previews and trailers have confirmed that it’ll be essentially the mostsome of the most complete Marvel game thus far with over 100 heroes to choose between. Now you, the player, can finally take these types of classic heroes out for a spin.

Warner Bros. Games announced that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita and PC. The sport may also be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One on November 15 and 22 respectively.

“We are excited to finally bring LEGO gamers and Marvel fans the action-packed game they’ve all been awaiting with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “LEGO Marvel delivers an original story told in classic LEGO humor and with greater than 100 playable characters, the sport also includes a powerful roster featuring among the most iconic fan favorites, which include the Hulk and Spider-Man, spanning the complete Marvel Universe, including Stan Lee!”

Marvel fans might be happy to understand that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes not just features all their favorite heroes, however the most iconic locations from the Marvel universe in addition. A few of the areas players will explore include Stark Tower, the Daily Bugle, the Baxter Building, the X-Mansion, Asgard, Doctor Doom’s Castle and more.

As for the tale, players can expect something along the lines of what they saw inside the Avengers but amplified to incorporate all of the Marvel universe. Also, Loki appears to just be slightly player this time around as Galactus returns because the central antagonist.

“The collaboration with LEGO and TT Games, an uninhibited creative process, has resulted into a superior execution that allows you to delight children and adults alike,” said Andreea Enache-Thune, Senior Vp, Games & Digital Distribution, Marvel Entertainment. “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes reaffirms our commitment to quality. With every game build and each trailer that brought us in the direction of the finish line, our enthusiasm has grown exponentially and to assert that we’re excited to look this game come to life is a sarcasm.”

So, how much is that this game going to price? Well, that’s the funny part as LEGO Marvel Super Heroes could have the strangest pricing of any game I’ve ever seen. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will cost $50 on Xbox 360 and PS3, $40 on Wii U, 3DS and PS Vita, $30 on PC and $60 on PS4 and Xbox One. On account that LEGO games generally cost $50 on current gen platforms, it’s sort of surprising to work out them raise the cost to $60 on next-gen platforms. With the additional month of development time, there’s more content in those versions, but I doubt it.

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‘Beyond: Two Souls’ Mobile Controller App Released

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 11:46 am

Sony today announced thon the “Beyond Touch” app for the recently released Beyond: Two Souls is now officially out for both iOS and Android.

Though recent attempts at the much-touted second screen experience for games have featured game tie-in mini games or completely separate experiences, the Beyond Touch app simply offers in a different way to play Beyond: Two Souls. Players can forego the PlayStation 3′s DualShock controller and play in the course of the entire game using a smartphone or a tablet.

The app also includes support for the game’s “Duo Mode,” which permits two players to play Beyond instantly. Players can decide to play either protagonist Jodie or her ephemeral sidekick Aiden with either a DualShock controller or a mobile device. Two mobile devices or two DualShock controllers can be options for the “Duo Mode.”

Developer Quantic Dream’s games have consistently been one of the crucial easiest for non-gamers to play. Director David Cage’s obvious cinematic inspiration has created games filled with quick time events and choices. The studio’s previous game, Heavy Rain, had few ways in which players could truly fail. Sony is promising that the Beyond Touch app will make the gameplay in Beyond: Two Souls even easier, going as far as to assert the app have been designed to be “accessible to non-console gamers who don’t feel comfortable using a DualShock controller.” Which means that Sony is hoping the tale-heavy Beyond and a simplified touch interface could pull in casual gamers not used to playing big-budget console exclusives.

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