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  • Next Call Of Duty May Feature a "Different Movement"

    Industry Insider believes that we can expect changes with the movements to the uber-popular Call of Duty franchise.

    This was spotted by Paradiger, shinobi602 is the original source, he revealed over on Twitter, and he stating that the next CoD will boast movement that are "a little different than Advanced Warfare." He adds that it "won't be like older games “leaving everyone to wonder: What will these changes be, adding some weight to the character, or no EXO suit or a faster movement.

    But then again any drastic changes cannot be made, lest you lose your target audience. Still they did make a few changes to their newest iteration. A lot of people who lost interest in the franchise came back thanks to it. Maybe they’ll pull of something more spectacular seeing how this is their second attempt at the PS4 and Xbox One.

  • Witcher 3’s Free DLC Plan

    All hail CD Projekt Red. I wish every major publisher would allow developers to do what CD Projekt Red is doing. For their already highly anticipated title, The Witcher 3, they have confirmed that they will be releasing all of the 16 planned DLCs for absolutely free! No matter what version of the game you buy, or when you buy the game, these 16 DLCs would be available to you upon release.

    This is what CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski had to say about the situation regarding DLCs this generation, "We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn't have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character or an extra sword, or armour.

    Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as [un]surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialise with a steep price tag attached. Haven't we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game? At CD Projekt Red, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently.

    Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don't have to pre-order, you don't have to buy any special edition to get them - if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they're yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game."

    The current plan is to release a DLC bundle (containing two pieces of DLC) every week since the launch of the game on 24th February 2015. So the first DLC will arrive on the 25th of February and the rest coming out on a weekly basis.

  • PS4 Exclusive To "Engulf the Internet" In December

    Okay so what started as a rumor might actually be real. With more news hinting towards this every other day now, I am genuinely stoked by what is to come.

    It was rumored that Sony will be revealing two new PS4 exclusives in December 2014. No one has any idea what the games are or who are developing them. All that is known is that they will be big budget AAA titles.

    Now it seems that a few out there might know what the games are. Gamepur cited a couple of editors from Gamelog France who said that one of these reveals "will engulf the internet." One of the editors claimed that he knew exactly what the title is and that its reveal will make "a lot of noise and RAGE."

    I can't help but feel that there is something going on that might be similar to what Microsoft did with Tomb Raider. But Sony is not known for buying out IPs like that, not sure they even have the money to throw away like that considering that they have a decent lead over the competition.

    But it could very well be the fact that Sony has somehow acquired a big third party title that will enrage many gamers and take the internet by storm. Any ideas what it could be?

  • Sledgehammer Says The Extra Year Benefited Advanced Warfare

    Time and time again Sledgehammer Games has said that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the result of the fan’s wished for something new. Recently in a Best Buy Google Hangout session studio co-founder restated the uniqueness of Advanced Warfare. Condrey said gamers have "never played a Call of Duty this way before," and that the 3 year development cycle is to thank for that:

    "I think that was really what that extra year gave us, the chance to break a few things. To maybe alienate a few ideas to bring Sledgehammer's take to Call of Duty. And maybe push boundaries further than people were comfortable and then pull it back if we went too far." The main innovation is the exosuit. The suit allows new never before seen gameplay features to be added to COD. The suit essentially gives players a set of super powers on top of the unique maneuverability. But they made sure not to let the combat change too much and retain the same tight combat mechanics that the franchise is loved for. Another big change the made was the high budget story mode. COD is known for its mediocre campaign mode which is just slapped on for the sake of having a single-player aspect. If they pull the campaign off like intended, this will for sure be the best addition the COD franchise in a while. After COD: Ghosts, the franchise needs a champion to bring back the gamers.

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  • A PS4 Error Corrupting Save Files; No update to Disable DualShock4 Light Bar

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    A new error has plagued the PlayStation 4 and it is a severe one. It has been recently noticed when several users posted online regarding this issue. It seems that the error is corrupting save files on the console and is resulting in hours of progress being lost. In severe cases this has even prevented any apps from being opened on the PS4. Check out the 35+ page PlayStation forum thread.

    According to these posts, the problem is known as Error CE-34878-0. For now the error seems to affect files from a list of games like, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag,  NBA 2K14FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4. Thanks to this error one of the users even lost 30 hours of progress according to what he told Joystiq. Others are reporting that this app prevents apps from opening at all and thus making them useless.

    Although some players have reported that deleting the corrupt files allows the apps to be opened again, but it doesn’t seem to work for others. At the moment, according to the forum, there isn’t a singular solution to fix everyone’s problem.

    Moving on to the other bit of issue, although nothing major like the corrupt files issue. It seems that the battery life for the DualShock 4 is not something spectacular. It is decent but some feel it could be a lot better if they just disabled the light bar of the controller for games that don’t need it.

    The fan actually asked Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter whether there would be an update that would actually disable the lightbar when not in use. To this he replied a simple, “No”. So yeah since this isn’t going to happen, maybe just get two controllers and a charging station? Swap the controllers when they are low on juice and you are good to go! I do that, and have had no problems.

  • Sony Promises Continued Supply of PS4s to Retailers

    What is the worst part of a new console launch? It is the lack of consoles available for us to buy! This not only annoys us gamers, but also puts a dent in the revenues of the console producers. Luckily this generation seems to be different, well other than Wii U of course which was kind of tricky to find in the beginning.

    ps4-releaseIn a recent interview with The Gaming Lirary, SCE UK Managing Director Fergal Gara said that he is not at all worried about the PS4 supply situation for the holidays and beyond. Even though the stocks will end up running out time and again, retailers will continue to receive regular shipments:

    "Winding the clock back, as we started to see the bigger demand for consoles later than we expected, but we’ve done everything we can do to increase production. This has given us more than we were expecting some weeks and months back for example – so that is a good job. Stock is flowing over time so there is regular replenishments! Even if it was to sell out this weekend, we expect more stock to be available next weekend for example. It might pop in and out of stock between now and Christmas, and yes, we do apologize to anyone that can’t get one, but again, we would ask for patience."

    Although I guess this won’t be true for all locations where the PS4 is available, at least we can hope it would be in places that are near you in case you are still out to get a copy of the console for yourself.

  • SONY TO RELEASE PLAYSTATION 4/ VITA BUNDLE

    So this is finally happening. This is pretty much the bundle that people were expecting from Sony during this holiday season. The PlayStation 4 ads continually highlighted the importance of the Vita with features like remote play. This is the perfect time for those who were even remotely interested in the Vita to pick one up.

    PS4-Vita-BundleThe PlayStation 4/PlayStation Vita bundle, aptly named “ultimate” bundle, will be available in the UK in December, right before Christmas. However, since the info came from MCV (a UK-based site) we have no idea when, if at all, this bundle would be available in the US. Just a matter of time I guess.

    For now this is all that has been revealed. No prices have been mentioned for the bundle. We can however still make an educated guess. The PS4 retails at $399, and the Vita costs $199. So, a price point of about $500 would be way too enticing for anyone to give up.

    This is proof yet again that Sony is sticking besides their portable gaming device. They have made plans to run a £2.5 million TV campaign in the UK called "The Best Way to Play." The ad will be boasting the Vita’s Remote Play capabilities, and also the recently released and very well received game Tearaway by Media Molecule (creators of LittleBigPlanet).

  • PLAYSTATION 4 SELLING LIKE THE PLAYSTATION 2

    Sony_PlayStation_2The PlayStation 3 didn’t have a good start. It was future proof, but highly expensive. Some even considered the inclusion of the BluRay drive as the console killer. It was years before Sony saw any profits from the PlayStation 3. PS4 however met with no such problems.

    Sony has learned from its mistakes and now has a console that can give them a profit from the get go. According to Sony UK MD Fergal Gara the economics of PS4 are "closer to the economics of PS2 than they are to PS3."

    "If you consider with PS3, it was a highly bespoke architecture; it was expensive to make. And we weren't making money on many of those devices, even at a high price point. With PS4 we come at it at a very lean price point and our economics will be far, far [more] favorable than the PS3. So that is a job to be commended really for the internal team and of course it's done with the gamer in mind."

    As according to the HIS reports, each PS4 costs about $381 to produce. Considering the discounts given to retailers, Sony isn’t seeing any profit. For now they have to rely on their services and software. Still, the time won’t be far when they do start seeing a steady profit. Maybe no console will ever come close to the popularity or profit of the PS2, but PS4 sure has made a great start.

  • Survey Suggests PS4 More Popular than Xbox One

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    It is no secret that to the eye of the gaming public, the PS4 seems to be the beacon of shining light when it comes to the next-generation console wars. Microsoft’s poor showing at E3 and their conferences, and the subsequent scramble of policy changes seems to really hurt their reputation in the gamers’ eyes. And to pour salt on an open wound, a recent ConsumerMetrix survey from Strategy Analytics seems to suggest that more consumers are willing to buy PS4 than Xbox One.

    The report, entitled “Games Consoles: Purchase Intention Index Q2 2013” showed that 14.2% of consumers are “very or somewhat likely” to purchase a PS4 within the next year, a significantly higher figures than the 9% who said the same for the Xbox One. translated to sales, that would mean that the PS4 would sell somewhere in the vicinity of 40% more than the Xbox One.

    As if that data is not enough, the 6,000 respondents of the survey were taken from the US and Europe, regions where the Xbox has been traditionally more dominant than Sony’s Playstation. To this, Director of Connected Home Devices Jia Wu said “our survey suggests that consumer believe the PS4 will win the early phase of the next generation console war. Sony’s performance at E3 was widely accepted as superior to Microsoft’s, and the survey evidence suggests this has already fed through to the wider consumer market.”

    Not all prospects are gloomy for the Xbox One. This is a view that is shared by Director of Digital Media Strategies, Ed Barton:

    “There are still likely to be a few twists and turns before market launch. Microsoft has already demonstrated a willingness to listen to consumer concerns and it will now need to leverage the retention power Xbox Live and invest in exclusive games if Xbox One is going to recover from its poor showing at E3.”

    If you haven't decided which console you're in favor of you may want to check out our next gen controller mock ups to help you decide:

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  • Trollers, Watch Out for Microsoft’s Xbox One

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    Recently, Microsoft revealed a brand-new reputation system for the Xbox One. Now, in an Xbox Wire post written by Microsoft’s program manager of Xbox Live, Michael Dunn, new details have been announced. Dunn writes:

    “If you don’t want to play with cheats or jerks, you shouldn't have to. Our new reputation model helps expose people that aren't fun to be around and creates real consequences for trouble-makers that harass our good players."

    The system works by assigning players into three different color-coded groups, based on their online gaming behaviour. The groups are “Good Player” (green), “Needs Improvement” (yellow) and “Avoid Me” (red). Your position on any of these groups will be shown on your game card.

    “The more hours you play online without being a jerk, the better your reputation will be; similar to the more hours you drive without an accident, the better your driving record and insurance rates will be.”

    “Most players will have good reputation and be seen as a “Good Player.” The algorithm is looking to identify players that are repeatedly disruptive on Xbox Live.”

    “We’ll identify those players with a lower reputation score and in the worse cases they will earn the “Avoid Me” reputation. Before a player ends up with the “Avoid Me” reputation level we will have sent many different alerts to the “Need Improvement” players reminding them how their social gaming conduct is affecting lots of other gamers.”

    On the subject of how the algorithm defines an “Avoid Me” player, Dunn writes:

    “Even good players might receive a few player feedback reports each month and that is OK. The algorithm weights the data collected so if a dozen people suddenly reporting a single user, the system will look at a variety of factors before docking their reputation.”

    “We’ll verify if those people actually played in an online game with the person reported - if not, all those player’s feedback won’t matter as much as a single person who spent 1 minute playing with the reported person. The system also looks at the reputation of the person reporting and the alleged offender, frequency of reports from a single user and a number of other factors.”

    “This system will continue to evolve and get better as we track the feedback we get from players and titles, plus add more consequences for the jerks.”

    If the system works as advertised, then be prepared, trollers. Your trolling days are numbered.

    If you're interested in new Xbox One Controllers be sure to see the Custom Xbox One Controllers we have started to list as our new product teasers.

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