PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality Headset

Sony’s hotly anticipated PS4 virtual reality headset reportedly debuts next week

By on March 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Sony’s hotly anticipated PS4 virtual reality headset reportedly debuts next week

Sony already has a sizable lead in the battle for top vendor in the current video game console generation, but that lead may soon be extended even further thanks to the promise of exciting new virtual reality technology for the PlayStation 4. Multiple unnamed video game developers have informed Edge Online that Sony plans to unveil its “Oculus Rift-beating” virtual reality headset next week. More →

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Infamous: Second Son Preview Video

Video: Eight minutes of sprinting and smashing in Infamous: Second Son

By on March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: Eight minutes of sprinting and smashing in Infamous: Second Son

March is the month of killer apps. Titanfall launched to rave reviews earlier this week, giving Xbox One owners a reason to speak to their consoles once again, and now Sony’s biggest exclusive of 2014 is right around the corner. If you’re curious about Infamous: Second Son, you can finally see what we played through last week during our hands-on time with the game, complete with all that gorgeous dynamic lighting and Neon-fueled city traversal. Taking the evil path, as the player did in this video, gives Delsin access to a separate set of missions with a sinister bent, using lethal force rather than handling protesters and the DUP through nonviolent means. Check out eight full minutes of gameplay from the PS4 exclusive below. More →

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Xbox One Vs. PlayStation 4 Sales

Xbox owners are deserting Microsoft consoles for the PlayStation 4

By on March 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Xbox owners are deserting Microsoft consoles for the PlayStation 4

We already know that the PlayStation 4 has taken a strong lead in the early goings of the latest console generation, but where are those millions of customers coming from? According to DealNews, one of the key factors to Sony’s success has been converting the “swing gamers” — Xbox owners who have decided to ditch the Microsoft brand for PlayStation this generation. More →

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PlayStation 4 Xbox One Sales Analysis

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One aren’t ‘doomed,’ despite sales figures

By on March 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One aren’t ‘doomed,’ despite sales figures

In the midst of the hysteria that has resulted from a near simultaneous launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, fans and the press alike have been more concerned with which company has the competitive edge than how the market is behaving as a whole. Natasha Lomas published her own analysis on TechCrunch earlier this week, showing the vast disparity between console sales in January 2007 and January 2014. In January 2007, around 2 million game consoles were sold. In January 2014, that number was closer to 700,000. More →

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Super Smash Bros. Creator PlayStation 4

The man behind one of Nintendo’s best games is a big PS4 fan

By on March 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

The man behind one of Nintendo’s best games is a big PS4 fan

As Wii U owners patiently await any signs of life, the creator of one of the console’s most anticipated games even has to admit that he likes what he sees in the PlayStation 4. Masahiro Sakurai, director of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS, was recently asked in an interview with Famitsu what he thinks about Sony’s PS4. According to Gematsu’s transtlation, although Sakurai has no interest in the “console war,” he sees the strengths of the PS4 and how the console can benefit game creators. More →

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PS4 Controller For Disabled Gamers

Video: Modder builds a one-handed PS4 controller for disabled gamers

By on March 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

Video: Modder builds a one-handed PS4 controller for disabled gamers

Ben Heck has been the face of the game console modding scene for quite some time. He managed to turn a hobby into a full-time gig with The Ben Heck Show, and his latest creation is one of the coolest we’ve seen yet. On the next episode of his show, Heck will introduce the one-handed PlayStation 4 controller to the world. The modified controller was requested by one of his viewers, and Heck hopes that the accessibility controller will allow disabled gamers to play PS4 games with a single hand. All the buttons on the left side of the controller have been reassembled on the right side, including the left analog stick, which has been situated on the back of the device. Check out a trailer below, and be sure to watch the full episode on Friday over at element14. More →

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Killzone Shadow Fall 1080p

Killzone Shadow Fall developer responds to outrage over 1080p controversy on PS4

By on March 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM.

Killzone Shadow Fall developer responds to outrage over 1080p controversy on PS4

First things first: Killzone Shadow Fall looks absolutely amazing on the PlayStation 4. There isn’t much room for debate — you can check out some gorgeous Killzone Shadow Fall panoramic screenshots here, or read our in-depth Killzone Shadow Fall review here. But there is plenty of debate, senseless though it may or may not be, surrounding whether or not the new game is actually displayed at true native 1080p resolution.

Sony was recently shamed for “lying” to gamers in its marketing for the popular title, and now the title’s developer has issued a public response to the controversy. More →

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Sony PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality Headset

Sony could unveil its secret weapon against Xbox One next week

By on March 10, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Sony could unveil its secret weapon against Xbox One next week

Sony has already built up a consistent lead over Microsoft in the latest generation of the console wars and it may soon unveil a key new feature that could help maintain that lead indefinitely. IGN reports that Sony will host a panel at the Game Developers Conference on March 18th that will discuss “innovation at PlayStation” and the “future of gaming.” While this is a very vague teaser, IGN says that it could be a hint that Sony finally plans to make a formal announcement about a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation that will go head-to-head with VR headset Oculus Rift. IGN notes that two of the panel’s speakers — Sony senior director Richard Marks and Sony senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov — both “played integral roles in the development of the PlayStation Move and PS Eye for the PS3.”

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Preview
MLB 14: The Show Preview

Preview: ‘MLB 14: The Show’ gets you to the action faster

By on March 7, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Preview: ‘MLB 14: The Show’ gets you to the action faster

It wasn’t until last year that I finally took a chance on baseball. It was the outcome of a single, crazy, stressful game early in the season that pulled me in, and over 100 games later, I was hooked. However, I could do without the endless pitch counts, which is why MLB 14: The Show might be the first baseball game I pick up since middle school. More →

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Watch Dogs Release Date

Video: Celebrate Watch Dogs’ May 27th release date with a new trailer

By on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

Video: Celebrate Watch Dogs’ May 27th release date with a new trailer

Watch Dogs made a huge splash at E3, promising to be one of the stand-out launch window titles for the new consoles, but to our dismay, the game was delayed until spring just weeks before it was scheduled to release. Months later, Ubisoft is finally ready to share a new release date: May 27th on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The game is still going to make it to the Wii U as well, but Ubisoft hasn’t set a date quite yet. Along with the date comes a new trailer, delving deeper into the story of Aiden Pearce, the hacker who plans to use the city of Chicago as a weapon against his foes. He looks really angry. Check out the new footage of Watch Dogs below. More →

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Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer

Video: ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ may give ‘Skyrim’ a run for its money

By on March 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM.

Video: ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ may give ‘Skyrim’ a run for its money

One of the best new RPG franchises of the last generation suffered from a disappointing sophomore slump, but BioWare wants to make reparations with Dragon Age: Inquisition, and if the latest trailer is any indication, they’ve built the best looking Dragon Age yet. Inquisition will draw more heavily from open-world RPGs like Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur than the previous entries, although many of the staple elements of the series will remain intact, including the third-person combat and the ability to form relationships with other characters. For now, revel in the beauty of the Frostbite 3 engine that will power the world of Dragon Age, and try not to think about how far away that fall 2014 release date really is. Dragon Age: Inquisition will be available for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. More →

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Titanfall PS4

Here’s why Xbox One’s Titanfall might have been even more amazing on PS4

By on March 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM.

Here’s why Xbox One’s Titanfall might have been even more amazing on PS4

Titanfall is easily one of the mostly hotly anticipated Xbox exclusives of early 2014, but would this awesome mech-style first-person shooter have made an even better PlayStation 4 game? The title, developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, takes place on a worn-torn planet and pits players against each other in head-to-head online multiplayer battles. Early reviews of the Titanfall beta for the Xbox One have been quite positive, but one industry watcher has raised a fairly interesting point that ponders if the title might have made an even better PlayStation 4 game. More →

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Infamous: Second Son Preview

Preview: ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is a huge leap forward for the series

By on March 6, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Preview: ‘Infamous: Second Son’ is a huge leap forward for the series

What really stands out about Infamous: Second Son is the fluidity of movement. Everything feels fast, almost in opposition to the beautifully detailed city of Seattle, sitting dormant before you, waiting for you to wreak havoc or quell the violence. If you want Seattle to crumble around you as you and the other Conduits rampage through the streets, you have that option. If you’d rather take a non-violent approach to the anti-Conduit soldiers, you can do that too. As with the rest of the Infamous series, Second Son is about choice. More →

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