Category Archives: PlayStation 4

Destiny Beta

4.6 Million People Played The Destiny Beta

You might not have been aware of it previously, but a heck of a lot of people played the Destiny beta. How many people exactly? Well, according to developer Bungie, they calculated 4,638,937 users playing the game in total.

Activision revealed has revealed that this amount of people playing the beta of a brand new franchise is a new record for betas, meaning that Destiny’s success when it releases in September is basically guaranteed.

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said the following about the huge beta success:

“We were totally blown away by the number of people who played the beta. We surpassed even our own goals and the feedback was invaluable. We cannot thank the community enough, the response was humbling and in the weeks ahead we’ll be working hard to ensure that Destiny lives up to the expectations at launch.”

Destiny is set to release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 9th, 2014.

Assassin's Creed Unity

New 'Assassin's Creed Unity' Cinematic Trailer Shows Us Elise

As hype continues to raise for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft has gone and released a really impressive cinematic trailer for the game. Although the trailer shows off excellent visuals and action, the most notable part is that it introduces a new character: a woman named Elise.

Elise is one of protagonist Arno’s allies, and she is seeking to rise through the Templar order. In the video her hands are bound as she is about to be executed, but Arno shows up and saves her as they then go back-to-back and prepare to face their enemies. Check out the trailer below. [youtuber youtube=’’%5D

Assassin’s Creed Unity is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s set to release on October 28th worldwide.

Shadow Warrior

Shadow Warrior PlayStation 4 & Xbox One Release Date Revealed

The PC slice ’em up game Shadow Warrior came out last year and provided mild amounts of entertainment for all parties involved, but now we know exactly when that same games (with some extras) will be coming to consoles. Developer Devolver Digital has revealed that Shadow Warrior will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 23rd.

As mentioned previously, the console versions of Shadow Warrior will have a few new bells and whistles; including the Arena mode, more campaign content and all-new weapons.

Although a price hasn’t officially been revealed, Devolver Digital has gone on record saying that they are aiming for a $39.99 price tag.

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Could Completely Change The Franchise

Sledgehammer has gone on record saying that their upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare could really shake up the multiplayer aspect of the Call of Duty franchise.

Co-founder Michael Condrey said the following to OXM about the game’s enhanced movement and control:

“We’ve got heavy weapons, which is sort of another new class, verticality through the boost jump – you can imagine what that does to the multiplayer experience, and then cloak, super-strength, and then off-the-controller changes, like the exo-boost and the exo-slide.

He then discusses a new combo the game will feature:

“We’ve got a really great combo now with the boost jump and then a lethal slam from above. We feel like it’s a pretty fundamental change to the second-to-second combat, as well as the broader linear experience that you see in campaign.”

He ends with how he thinks the exo is revolutionary:

“The shotgun is a close quarters weapon. A short ranged, broad angle weapon like the shotgun is pretty ineffective against a player who can boost out of the way really quickly, right? So there are a lot of really interesting and unique challenges and opportunities, and I think when we talk about MP in more detail you’ll get to see that, but the variety that the new controls and the exo bring to gameplay is pretty revolutionary.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Release Date Moved Up

Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has moved up a week, making it yet another game that is sneaking out of the over-crowded month of October.

The game was originally set to release on October 7th, but now it is hitting North America on September 30th. The game will then be released on PC and Steam on October 2nd.

WB claims that the release was moved up due to fans excitement, but I think it’s pretty obvious that October 7th  was simply too crowded of a release date. The date still hols NBA 2k15, DriveClub and Alien: Isolation, with Dragon Age: Inquisition recently being pushed back to November from its original October 7th release date.

Alien Isolation

The Cast Of Alien Discusses How Alien: Isolation Is A Whole Different Experience

Alien: Isolation is one of many highly-anticipated games coming out in the month of October, and in a new trailer we get to see the cast of the original movie talking about how much different of an experience it is.

Many of them note how in a movie you are just a spectator, but the fact that this is a video game puts you right into the world with no escape. Check out the trailer below.

Alien: Isolation is being developed by The Creative Assembly for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. It is scheduled for release on October 7th, 2014.

BioShock Remaster

Is 2K Teasing A New BioShock Game?

Those teases! The people at 2K have taken to the company’s official twitter account to post an image that brings with it a whole lot of teasing.

The picture in question is a poster from the original BioShock‘s Eve’s Garden. What truly makes this a tease, however, is with 2K’s accompanying caption that reads, “Oooo, what COULD this mean?”

There’s no question that 2K Games is looking at more BioShock in the future due to how incredibly well BioShock Infinite was received, so this could definitely be a hint at an announcement coming soon. Considering this is an image from the original BioShock, maybe we could be looking at a remaster on current generation systems?

Check out the image below.

BioShock Remaster

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (PlayStation 4) Review – Everybody! Follow Me!

When going back to games released in the PlayStation One era of video games it’s hard not to notice the vast creativity and imagination that went into many of the titles. In a current era of gaming that is dominated by annualized franchises that basically offer the same game with different paint each year, it’s crazy to think back to a time where games with true imagination and ingenuity were plentiful rather than scarce.

That’s what makes it all the more welcoming to have a game from that era get the remake treatment. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysey came out for the original PlayStation and PC back in 1997, and today it has been completely remade from the ground up in a new version called Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. The creators have, thankfully, left the core design of the game untouched, and instead focused on tweaking little gameplay elements and giving the graphics a much-needed overhaul.

This unique little side-scroller stars an alien named Abe, who is a pathetic little alien belonging to a race called Mudokans that are enslaved as workers in a factory called Rupture Farms. As Abe wanders the halls of Rupture Farms one night he stumbles across a conversation with the rulers of the factory, and in his eavesdropping he learns very unsettling information. The leaders of Rupture Farms plan to create a new kind of food to sell, and it will be made with the meat of Abe and all of his fellow Mudokans!

Oddworld 1

Alas, this leaves Abe with two options:

  1. become a meal
  2. run for his life

After careful consideration, Abe goes with option 2 and decides to flee Rupture Farms and rescue as many of his Mudokans as he can along the way. Of course, the environment of Rupture Farms and all other locations throughout the game are swarming with enemies waiting to shoot him, boulders waiting to crush him and swinging blades waiting to chop him up. Abe’s quest to save the Mudokans and stop Rupture Farms isn’t going to be easy, but he will soon realize that it is his destiny

New ‘n’ Tasty‘s main goal is to present Abe’s Oddysey as a game that keeps up, graphically, with the game’s of 2014, and developer Just Add Water performed wonderfully in that regard. This game’s artistic style is gorgeous in its own right, but utilizing the Unity Engine with full HD makes this one of the most visually-pleasing side-scrollers yet. There are plenty of great backdrops in the game, from the ominous factory to the lush forests and night sky in the world beyond Rupture Farms, and each environment is richly detailed.

It’s the level design in Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty that makes it continually engaging and challenging to play the whole way through. From the very beginning you will have to do your best to tiptoe, jump and roll your way past obstacles and enemies, with many of these operations being time sensitive. Many of these levels are so challenging that they put a lot of modern platformers to shame, showing just how much more difficult games were back in the ’90s. This game will not hold your hand one bit, and that’s part of what makes it so enthralling.


Of course, just getting through the levels is only half the battle, as you also have the secondary objective of rescuing as many Mudokans as you can. As you proceed through the levels it is up to you to get the attention of other Mudokans and then command them to follow you if the coast is clear or wait if it isn’t. This is where the true challenge comes in, as ensuring not only your own safety but the safety of the others is always a tricky juggling act. If the enemies ever become aware of your presence they will often take it out on the other poor Mudokans, so you must time your actions very precisely to come out on the other side successfully.

Luckily for gamers who aren’t quite as adept at retro platfromers, New ‘n’ Tasty not only offers plenty of checkpoints but also a quicksave feature, meaning that you can save anywhere you want as long as you are on solid ground and not alerting other enemies. This was a vital feature for me in my playthrough, as many times I would have to get through a small section of a level and then quicksave to avoid having to do it all over again. Sometimes the game can have a very trial and error kind of feeling, which is remedied greatly due to the generous saving options that weren’t as present in the original version of the game.

The one aspect where the game isn’t so forgiving is the controls. Even though the game controls quite well, a lot of its challenges require pin-point accuracy, and being precise can be very finicky with the analog stick serving as your sole means of movement. The force at which you push the analog stick controls how quickly Abe moves, so when you are in very tight areas trying to avoid bombs and have to move quickly the controls will often do things you didn’t intend. Due to the fact that you will more than likely be doing over sections of a stage several times, it can be very aggravating when you failed because of an unexpected movement.


Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is as good of a remake of a classic game that any could have asked for. Just Add Water has breathed new life into this world with beautiful graphics and a respect for the original design that makes it feel the same and new all at once. The game is definitely more difficult than your average platformer, but thanks to the new generous save system and the sense of satisfaction you get from finally overcoming its many trials it never gets to the point where you just want to give up on it. This is a game that was designed in a much different era of video games that now has a modern polish on its surface, and its the balance of both that makes it an unquestionable success.


Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield May Be Transitioning To A 3-Year Development Cycle

EA has stated that the way in which future Battlefield games are developed could be changing.

When asked about whether or not Activision’s move to a 3-year development cycle for the Call of Dute franchise had any effect on how EA is currently handling the Battlefield franchise, EA Studios EVP Patrick Soderlund said the following:

“What they [Activision] are doing mimics to some extent how we’re thinking. Obviously, more time, if managed correctly, yields a better product. So I would say that we’re similarly aligned, and that we’re taking a similar approach, but we haven’t articulated exactly what teams are working [on], because that would imply announcing things that we can’t right now.”

This would be a very wise move for the Battlefield franchise as a whole, because just about everyone agrees that the Battlefield 4 launch was a disaster. With many left unimpressed with what the Battlefield Hardline beta had to offer, it’s probably a good idea for them to take a little more time to fully-realize future installments.

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs Fan Mod Releases Final Update

There had been a lot of hoopla over the fact that Watch Dogs‘ graphics were downgraded compared to when it was first revealed and what the finished project looked like. This upset many, because they felt that Ubisoft was basically dishing out false advertising by doing a bit of a bait and switch.

However, there is one fan who has taken the matter into his own hands and has been sharing a PC mod that greatly increases the game’s graphics. The gamer goes by the name of TheWorse (real name Frederico Rojas) and he has been releasing updates that have steadily improved aspects of the core game, such as rain effects and vibrancy.

He just posted what he is calling the final update for the game, writing the following on his blog:

“This is the last release of my modification. I did my best to improve graphics and performance as much as I could without degrading quality.”

So, if you’re a PC gamer and are into game mods, you should probably give it a shot. There is definitely some big improvements made, and a prettier looking game for the price of nothing certainly isn’t a bad thing!

The Last Of Us

Get A Big Discount For Trading In The Last Of Us PS3 For The PS4 Version

It was recently revealed that gamers who already owned The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 would not be getting any kind of discount when upgrading to the PlayStation 4 remaster, but there is still a way to get a decent discount an other way.

For those of you who go to GameSpot, if you trade in your PS3 version of the game you will get 50 percent off the PlayStation 4 version. That means you will be able to get The Last of Us: Remastered for just $25. This is certainly a great deal, but if you are going to utilize it you need to act fast as the deal only runs until August 2nd.

The Last of Us: Remastered launches on July 29th.

Doom 4

Don't Expect To See Anything More From The Doom Reboot This Year

Word of the Doom reboot that is being developed by id Software has been catching steam lately, with exclusive footage of the game being shown at last week’s QuakeCon. However, Bethesda has now revealed that more information on the game will not be coming until sometime next year.

The PR and marketing boss for Bethesda, Pete Hines, talked about why Doom isn’t ready for a proper reveal yet with PC Gamer:

“We’re working with them to say, ‘How does this work? What do we want to show?’ And they’re like, ‘Look, we don’t want a stream to go up for a game that isn’t at the point where we would formally show it to the world, and now that thing is getting picked apart, and digested, and gone through frame-by-frame and getting nitpicked to death, when normally we wouldn’t be showing this to anybody at all.'”

Hines goes on to explain why he felt they had to release something for Doom:

I really wanted to put something out there that, in a strong way, said, ‘id is working on something that we think is really cool.’ And we wanted … to show something to [fans] that gives them the confidence that it is still a viable studio that’s doing really cool stuff, that is making a game you want to play, and is treating Doom with the care and respect that you want. And now we’re going to go away and go back to making the game, but to be able to counter other people talking about us and we’re sort of just sitting here staying silent, or operating from this negative space of like, ‘Oh, it got rebooted, oh it’s in trouble.’ All of that stuff just bothered the hell out of me.”

So, it sounds like this will be the last that we hear from the new Doom game for a while, but that’s probably for the better. I’d rather they focus on the game rather than having to deal with media scrutiny over every little piece of detail that will eventually be released, and then make the big reveal when they feel satisfied with what they have.

The Last Of Us PS One

The Last Of Us… On PSOne?!

The folks over at NeoGaf have this awesome thread going where people are submitting screenshots / artwork of what modern games would look like if they were released during the PSOne era.

You can view the entire thread right here, but in this particular post I wanted to highlight one particular entry, and that is The Last of Us. The reasons for this are the following:

  1. It’s The Last Of Us
  2. The remastered version comes out next week, so this post is relevant!

So thanks to the combination of some talented people on NeoGaf, we have box art and screenshots for what The Last of Us would look like if it came out during the PSOne era. Judging from the screenshots, I want to say this looks like a game that would have come out in 1997 (and I, as a result, would have been drooling over).

Scroll down to check out all the modern-turned-classic gaming goodness!

The Last Of Us PS One

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

The Last Of Us PSOne Screen Shot

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Pre-Order Bonus Details Revealed

The Oddworld series will be making its way back into the spotlight via developer Just Add Water’s remake called Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, and now we have the full details on what you get for pre-ordering the game.

According to the PlayStation Blog, if you pre-order the game you will get a new mission called Alf’s Escape and the Scrub Abe outfit. The new mission features new puzzles with unique dialogue and PSN leaderboards. This is set to be released post-launch, but you get it for free if you pre-order.

Another great thing about Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is that it is both cross-buy and cross-save, so getting the PlayStation 4 version will also get you the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game and will allow you to switch between each version and retain your save points.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty releases on PSN on July 22nd.


The Crew Will Receive Regular Free Content Updates

Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections’ upcoming open-world racer The Crew is set to receive regular free content, according to the game’s creative director.

Creative Director Julian Gerighty said the following:

“One of the things that I really want to do is to keep providing people with content after launch. So free content just to keep people engaged in the game. I really see this as your one-stop shop for action driving.”

The Crew is set to launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th.