This console generation is unlike any that has come before it. Last cycle’s Xbox 360 from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 from Sony were neck and neck throughout the years, and lifetime sales ended up within a couple million units of each other by all counts. Then you had the Nintendo Wii, which blew them both away and topped 100 million units. But this time around it’s a completely different story. Nintendo’s Wii U is a complete disaster that’s already on its way out, and PS4 sales have nearly doubled Xbox One sales thanks in large part to a price gap and huge PR missteps early on.
This isn’t how I wanted to begin this review, but I think it’s important to get it out of the way as quickly as possible: the Uncharted series has never done much for me.
I’ve been in awe of the visuals and appreciated the storytelling chops of the writers, but the action on screen was so often at odds with the plot that I could never really find a foothold into the world that Naughty Dog had created.
Although it has its fair share of contradictions as well, Uncharted 4 is the first game in the series that has really hooked me, and now I’m finally starting to see what I imagine everyone else saw when Uncharted hit the PS3 in 2007.
We’re only a few years into the latest generation of gaming consoles, but that hasn’t stopped gamers from speculating about future hardware. Even as the PS4 and Xbox One continue to fly off store shelves, analysts and consumers alike have begun to assume that these could be the last standalone home consoles.
Adding fuel to the fire, one Sony executive seemed to imply to a developer not only that the PlayStation 5 wasn’t in production, but that there might not be a PS5 at all.
About a month ago, rumors of an upgraded PlayStation 4 console began to spread across the internet. The new model, dubbed PS4.5 or PS4K by fans, is expected to support 4K resolution, but little else had been revealed until Giant Bomb was able to confirm several huge details with multiple sources this week.
Earlier this week, Sony unleashed system software update 3.50 for the PlayStation 4. The addition of Remote Play for PC was certainly the highlight of the update, but given a few days to tinker with their consoles, gamers have found several other new features that weren’t announced before the update went live. More →
The dawn of VR gaming came and went without a great deal of fanfare. Sure, every technology blog on the internet is excitedly declaring virtual reality to be the next big thing, but the average consumer (or even the average gamer) simply doesn’t have the hardware to run a game in VR.
That’s where PlayStation VR is going to break boundaries this fall.
At the beginning of March, Sony announced that it would bring the PS4’s Remote Play feature to PC with the launch of the next system software update. Just over a month later, the release date of the update has arrived, which means that PS4 owners will now be able to play PS4 games on their computers. More →
Despite the fact that Captain America: Civil War is only a month away, there’s another Marvel movie that has started creeping into everyone’s mind: the Spider-Man reboot. Now that the casting has been done and the hero himself has made an appearance in a trailer, fans of the web-slinger are getting excited.
After suffering through a couple of painstaking delays over the past several months, gamers are finally going to get their hands on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in May. If you’re a fan of the series, you might be wondering why it took Naughty Dog so long to get this sequel out the door, but after having spent a few hours with Uncharted 4 last week, I can assure you that it’s going to be worth the wait. More →
Sony’s PlayStation VR headset will work with the existing PlayStation 4, but the Japanese company is also developing a new PS4 that’s supposed to deliver an even better experience. The more powerful PS4 version would cater to the needs of hardcore gamers who want higher-end gaming experiences, including virtual reality. More →
If you’d rather do your binge watching on a big screen than a laptop or a tablet display, Netflix wants to help you find the right TV. Last year, the company started a new program granting select smart TVs “Netflix Recommended TV” seals of approval. The program will continue in 2016, with LG and Sony being the first to live up to the lofty standards set by the streaming company.