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Tag Archives: Next Generation

PS4 Pricing to Appeal to Gamers “in the Broadest Sense”

Sony Worldwide Studios’ vice president Michael Denny has shed a little light on the PS4’s pricing plans. A subscription service is very likely to happen. 

Cliffy B Thinks There is Nothing Wrong with a ‘Always On’ Connection

Gears of War creator and resident dude bro Cliff Bleszinski has stated that an ‘always on’ future is inevitable, and “edge cases” should not be considered over the masses. More details past the link. 

Rich from ReviewTechUSA Gives his Thoughts the ‘Always Online’ Xbox 720

Microsoft has had a lot of negative press stemming from the recent tweets from an employee defending an always online connection. To reports of people defending the DRM Microsoft is rumored to be including in the Xbox 720. Rich isn’t a fan of the always online Xbox 720, his thoughts below.

Always On Internet Connection for Xbox 720 Basically Confirmed by MS Exec

Oh boy, Microsoft is on a slippery slope when it comes to next gen. As you’ve heard, there are rumors the MS might require a always on internet connection in order to play games on the Xbox 720. It was just a rumor before, but now a Microsoft creative director has come out and defended always on connection, which had led many to believe the rumors are true.

Unreal Engine 4 on Wii U? “Hahaha no” says Mark Rein

You know what’s funny? The thought of Unreal Engine 4 running on Wii U. It’s a funny statement, at least according to Epic’s technical director, Mark Rein. Here is what he said when he was asked if Unreal Engine 4 would be appearing on Wii U. 

PS4: More details Regarding the Social Features and User Interface

More details have been uncovered about the PS4 social features and user interface at GDC this year. Check out this list of things you can expect from the social side of the PS4. 

Primal Carnage Genesis and Blacklight Retribution are Coming to the PS4

The PS4 added two titles to it’s launch window today, as Blacklight Retribution and Primal Carnage are both coming to Sony’s new system. This will bring a free-to-play game, and episodic gaming to the PS4.

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Gameplay Trailer + Collectors Editions Revealed

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag promotion and marketing is in full swing. Check out the trailer here, along with some pics of all the useless junk you can buy along with the game.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt DLC will Include new Gameplay Mechanics

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt is the next generation, open world RPG by CD Projekt RED. The developer plans on supporting the title through the year 2016 with large expansion packs.

Battlefield 4 Interactive Website Launched by EA

EA has launched a brand new Battlefield 4 website teasing a March 27th reveal at GDC. On the website you interaction with a tank, and as more people sign into the service, more information is revealed. Check it out yourself here. 

The Playeressence Vidcast Episode 25 “Who Needs Games, when you got Skype”

What’s up Playeressence faithful! We got another new episode of the Playeressence Vidcast with Furious Francis. In the show, Francis discusses, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Witness on PS4, NPD sales, Japanese Vita sales, and why the Xbox 720 only needs Skype to win the next generation. Get the vidcast below.

PS4: PC Architecture Requested by devs, Still a “Gaming Console at Heart”

The PS4 build is completely different than the PS3 architecture. Sony own first party developers asked Sony to make it more like a PC. However, Sony’s Worldwide Studios VP Michael Denny has claimed the PS4 is still a console at heart despite it’s PC makeup and multimedia features. 

The PS4 “Turns On” Suda 51, Looking Forward to new Consoles

No More Heroes and Killer 7 creator Suda 51 has stated that he is horny for new consoles like the PS4. 

Pachter has lost his mind: RAM Equals Innovation, Xbox 720 wins Because of Skype & TV

By Furious Francis

The world’s greatest gaming analyst, Michael Patcher, conducted a presentation at the SXSW Interactive 2013. In his Powerpoint presentation, he had a lot of interesting things to say about the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox 720. The highlight being that the PS4’s huge RAM will likely lead to innovation. And, the Xbox 720 will be the next generation console victor.

The Playeressence Vidcast Episode 24 “Crytek Loves Graphics, Hates Framerates”

Playeressenece’s Furious Francis discusses God of War Ascension Co-op, Lost Planet 3, Wii U OS updates, Crysis 3’s horrible framerates, and Graphics vs Gameplay.

Thief Reboot Hitting PC, PS4, and Xbox 720 in 2014

Thief 4 has been reveled in the latest issue of GameInformer, but the game will simply be called “Thief” 

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Trailer is Live

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag has received an official trailer courtesy of Ubisoft. In this game, you play as Connor, the star of Assassin’s Creed 3, grandpa. Check out the official trailers below. 

PS4 User Interface Screenshots Show off the Dashboard, Trophies, and Store

The PS4 is going to be a very capable machine. It can live steam, trim/clip video, appear on smartphones, and much more. Check out these official hi-res screenshots of the PS4’s UI and system features. 

Activision is Concerned About Developer Costs Next-Gen

Activision is concerned about the cost it will take to develop next generation software, as well as retail pricing on boxed games. New business models are needed to establish profits over the next few years. 

All EA’s Games in the Future will Feature Microtransactions

EA will be implementing Dead Space 3 style of microtransactions into all of their games next generation according to EA’s financial officer Blake Jorgensen.

Killzone Shadow Fall – New Teaser Trailer

Killzone Shadow Fall has a new teaser trailer that sets up the plot for the next generation shooter. The game takes place 30 years after the ending of Killzone 3, where Helghast survivors rise again. Check it out below.

PS4 DualShock 4 is “not a Move Controller”, says Sony

The PS4 is coming bundled with a dual camera bar that tracks the new DualShock 4 controller for the PS4, but it is not a Move Controller according to Sony’s vice president of Europe, Michael Denny. Denny went to further explain the features of the controller and what it can do.

Sony is “Mindful” of Industry’s “Issues” with used Games, says Denny

Sony has already stated the PS4 will play used games, but the firm is still “mindful” of the “issues” the publishers and developers have when discussing used games.

Ubisoft Says Watch Dogs on PS4 will push “Every Lever a lot Further”

Watch Dogs has been announced for a host of systems including the PS4 as a launch title. Ubisoft has stated that the PS4 version will push the bar graphically, over the other versions. 

Microsoft is Gearing up for a April 26th Reveal of the Xbox 720

A new rumor has it the web discussing Microsoft new system. The Xbox 720 is rumored to be unveiled on April 26th. CVG’s Rob Crossley outed this on Twitter

Bioware Says the Next-generation won’t be as big of a Graphical jump because of cost

According to Bioware’s art and animation director Neil Thompson, The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 won’t have as big of a graphical leap as previous generations because of the cost.

Watch Dogs will have Parity Across Platforms, Multiplayer Details

Kotaku got the scoop on some additional details for Ubisoft’s open world thriller, Watch Dogs. Check out an excerpt of the interview discussing Watch Dogs below. 

After Watching the PS4 Event, I’m Disappointed with Nintendo

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By Furious Francis, the true Jounin 

I’ll start off by saying I’m a Nintendo fan, I like jumping on goomba’s heads, fighting huge monsters, and catching them all. I’m not huge on shooters to be honest. Sony showing off the insane graphics of Killzone wasn’t the reason why I’m disappointed with Nintendo. Even the Infamous reveal didn’t make me mad at Nintendo. What made me disappointed with Nintendo, is the lack of foresight in the next generation race. Sony is packing a lot of graphical heat, that’s for sure. But there also innovating with the functionality of the PS4. Being able to watch other players games in spectator mode while having voice chat is freaking awesome! Meanwhile, Nintendo can’t even let me play Nintendo Land online. Below I will address why Sony knocked it out of the park, the Wii U’s future, and how Nintendo can learn a thing or two from Sony.

Diablo 3 – PS3 and PS4 Details

Diablo 3 is heading to the PS4 and PS3 this year. Blizzard discussed many elements of the game such as custom controls and co-op. 

PS4 Firmware Updates Might be Done in the Background, says Yoshida

The PS4 might support firmware updates that download in the background. Meaning they will be seamless, and you will not notice there happening. SCEE president Shuhei Yoshida has stated this. 

Check out all the PS4 Trailers below

Want to see all the great video action from the PlayStation 4 event? Its right past the link below.

PS4 has 8GB of RAM, almost 2 teraflops of computational performance

The PS4 is powerful….. I mean really powerful, for a console that is. The system has 8GB of Ram and much more. Details below. 

Complete PS4 Event Recap, all the news Right here

Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 or PS4 today and the system is really impressive. Check out our full recap below. 

Killzone Shadow Fall – Gameplay Trailer

The PlayStation 4 has been announced and it is a beast! Check out this footage of Killzone Shadow Fall. The Gameplay looks the same but the graphics are very Impressive!

Next Generation Kinect Specs Show Huge Improvements over Predecessor

There is a rumor going around with the next generation Kinect. We got a leaked spec sheet for the Xbox 720 version of Kinect. New alleged specs have come and they look rather impressive, if your into Kinect.

Watch Dogs Coming to “all home Consoles” this year

Watch Dogs, one of the most impressive games from last years E3 is slated to come to all home consoles. Which would include the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox 720, and PS4. 

Is this the PS4 Controller?

Destructoid has uploaded a alleged controller for the PS4. The controller has a touchscreen or a touchpad and looks to also have more cushion on the thumbsticks to prevent the tearing some PS3 dualshocks get from excessive use. 

EA claims the PS4 and Xbox 720 are ‘Unlikely’ to be Backwards Compatible

Fans looking forward to backwards compatibility with the PS4 and Xbox 720 will be disappointed as both consoles are unlikely to support the feature according to EA’s chief financial officer Black Jorgensen. 

Codemasters Producer is keen on Wii U Calling it the Future

Clive Moody, Senior Executive Producer at Codemasters, has told ABC News 10 after playing the Wii U, he is sure that type of interface is the future. He also states that he is looking forward to the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. 

Motorstorm Developer hints a Imminent PS4 Reveal

Evolution Studios, the developers who make Motostorm, have hinted Sony might be revealing the PS4 at next weeks PlayStation meeting.