GTA 4
Games

The PC fans of Rockstar’s eminent open world action-adventure video game known as GTA 4 must be very overjoyed nowadays, all thanks to the PC modding community. There is a famous mod known as iCEnhancer that completely redefines the way GTA 4 looks like on PC, and just recently, the mod was updated to version 3.0. The new version takes things to a whole new level by boosting the visuals and graphical aspects of GTA 4 such that the game looks even better than some recently released major next-gen video games. Check out the 4K video shared below to see how GTA 4 looks like while running with iCEnhancer 3.0.

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GTA 4 Looks Stunning Running on PC With iCEnhancer 3.0 in This 4K Gameplay Video

It appears that the latest iCEnhancer 3.0 mod is the only thing that everyone is talking about in the online Grand Theft Auto and PC modding community right now. Making a six-year-old game shine like something new out of the box, this mod improves the overall gameplay and visual quality of the game by enhancing the in-game effects such as lighting, raining, color processing, and adding new depth of field. There is no doubt that if you run GTA 4 with iCEnhancer 3.0 on highest settings on PC, you won’t realize you are playing more than half a decade old game.

Mass Effect
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Next installment in the famous and most critically acclaimed science fiction action role-playing third person shooter video game series known as Mass Effect was rumored for long until BioWare finally took the wraps off and presented a gameplay preview of the next Mass Effect, which is rumored, but not officially confirmed, to be called Mass Effect 4, at Electronic Art’s E3 2014 press conference. This small reveal made quite a fuss in the online gaming community, but in coming days the dust settled down. However, now, the developer has uncovered a load of new details about the next Mass Effect in a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, and fans are getting excited again.

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BioWare Shares New Details and Images for the Next Mass Effect Title at Comic-Con – Male and Female Armors Showcased and New Video Shows New Mako in Action

It is somewhat a trend now that video game publishers reveal their major upcoming titles either at Electronic Entertainment Expo or at Gamescom, but that doesn’t mean you should stop looking around when these two events are not near to happen. Just recently, BioWare revealed a ton of new stuff and details about the next big Mass Effect game at its “Charting a Course: Developing the Next Mass Effect” panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and contrary to the rumors, the developer confirmed that the next game in the hit sci-fi franchise will not be called Mass Effect 4.

The panel was being conducted by a mix of developers from Bioware’s Edmonton and Montreal Studios, and Carl Boulay (lead animator), Mike Gamble (producer), Noel Lukasewich (senior artist), Fabrice Condominas (producer), and Jessica Merizan (community manager) were taking the covers off some new important details such as the design of new in-game male and female armors and the first look at the new Mako in action.

The Last of Us Remastered
Games

Recently, a news broke in claiming that the upcoming most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive action-adventure survival horror video game title known as The Last of Us Remastered delivers better in-game shadows with the 30fps lock option enabled, making many fans believe that the quality of shadow maps has been lowered by the developer in order to achieve 60fps. However, it was officially confirmed later that while shadows look really stunning at 30fps, the quality has not been lowered and they look great at 60fps as well, and the same can be seen in The Last of Us Remastered post day one patch screenshot and GIF comparison that was leaked recently and has been shared below.

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The Last of Us Remastered 30fps vs 60fps Post Day One Patch GIF and Screenshot Comparison Shows Improved Shadows at 30fps

There are only a couple of days left before the online video game retailers and the local shops get flooded with the PlayStation 4 users demanding their copy of one of this year’s most anticipated exclusive video game titles known as The Last of Us Remastered. Looking at all of the leaked in-game media content and the claims of the developer and those who have tried it, it appears that The Last of Us Remastered is really something that Sony and PlayStation 4 users should be proud of.

The Last of Us Remastered was recently encircled by some doubts when a news emerged on the internet claiming that the game performs better and delivers improved shadows while running at 30fps. Many started believing that Naughty Dog, the developer of the game, has lowered the overall quality of shadow maps in order to achieve 60fps. To clear out the doubts, Graphics coder Corrinne Yu, came forward and explained that the in-game shadows still look much better at 60fps compared to the original game running on the PlayStation 3 console.

GTA 4
Games

There is no match to the things that the modding community on PC can carry out with some fairly old games. It doesn’t matter if the game is an year or so old, if modders put their magic into it, it starts shinning like a newly polished product. The latest example is Rockstar’s open-world action-adventure video game, which has been completely redone by some very talented PC modders. The game is more than half a decade old, but the recently released 3.0 version of iCEnhancer mod makes it look like it was just released yesterday.

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GTA 4 Stock Trailer vs iCEnhancer 3.0 Enhanced Trailer; Rockstar’s Six-Year-Old Game Looks Like it Was Just Released Recently

No matter how much people berate the gaming scene on PC platform, one thing is for sure, you can’t question the talent of modding community on PC. For proof, just check out the iCEnhancer mod for GTA 4 running on the world’s most powerful platform. It has been updated once again to the latest 3.0 version and it continues to make a six-year-old game look better than some recently released major video game titles.

With the release of version 3.0, iCEnhancer mod further improves the visuals and graphical aspects of GTA 4, taking the graphical fidelity and in-game effects of the game to a whole new level. The mod introduces a variety of new features for GTA V and also packs some tweaks for the preexisting ones to improve the over all visuals of the game. Ultimately, it makes GTA 4 look like something that could be released this year. Check out the full changelog for iCEnhancer 3.0 here.

Xbox One
Games

It appears that some lucky Canadian gamers availed the one-time opportunity of their lives today when they logged onto Best Buy, which is one of the most well-known online multinational consumer electronics retailers, and stumbled upon a listing for Xbox One console bundled with Rayman Legends, going for just $45 CAD. Yep, you read that right, one whole brand new bundle of Microsoft’s latest video game console going only at the price of a new game disc.

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Lucky Gamers Claim Microsoft’s Xbox One Console with Rayman Legends for Only $45 on Best Buy

The listing was first discovered and made public by a Reddit user known as Z3ppelinDude93, the one who posted the image shared above. Of course, Best Buy has corrected its mistake and the price has now been converted back to normal, but those few lucky gamers who managed to grab this deal of a lifetime are now being discussed in the Reddit thread. “Almost all of the orders were cancelled but a lucky few made it to pick theirs up,” wrote the original poster.

Several commentors said that Best Buy reserves the right to cancel any placed orders and so those who ordered it for delivery might not be able to get their hands on it, but some users mentioned that it is not necessary to order online for delivery, rather, the trick is to order online, reserve at a local store, and then rush over their to put your hands on the astonishingly cheap Xbox One console that you just became an owner of for nothing.

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Games

While we wait for The Last of Us Remastered to be released on the PlayStation 4 console, Sony is busy setting its stage for Gamescom 2014, the famous trade fair for video games that is held annually in Germany. Being held next month, this Europe’s largest gaming event will be attended by several major video game companies, and it looks like Sony is planning to own it all. Just recently, a German PlayStation website uncovered the Japanese platform holder’s Gamescom 2014 lineup revealing some previously unannounced PlayStation 4 ports such as Journey and Until Dawn.

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Sony’s Gamescom 2014 Lineup Confirms Journey, Until Dawn and Other PS3 Exclusives as Playable titles on PS4

As Gamescom 2014 is getting closer, video game developers and vendors are getting ready to show off their new products at the event. Sony is one of the major video game brands that will be attending the event and while we already have many rumors and leaks regarding Sony planning to make its show worth your while, the official Gamescom 2014 lineup has been released by the company on it’s German PlayStation website, and according to the list, several PlayStation 3 exclusive titles will be playable on PlayStation 4 at the show.

The list was taken down after the PlayStation 4 playable games were spotted by fans, but a NeoGAF user managed to note down all the titles that were listed. According to the list, PlayStation 3 hit title Journey, The Unfinished Swan and many other exclusive video games will be playable on PlayStation 4 at the conference in Germany this August, apparently this means that these games will soon be coming to the console as well. The most notable inclusion is of Until Dawn, a game inspired by teen-horror movies that was revealed at Gamescom 2012.

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Industry

With the launch of the Oculus VR, and the company reportedly looking to further expand the headset the future of virtual reality seems to be near us. Oculus’ VR headset is an impressive product indeed and is gaining quite a lot of traction in the correct market. Looking at its popularity, looks like Microsoft doesn’t want to be left behind here either. According to Eurogamer, the company has just acquired a Japanese startup with technology thats even more impressive than the one touted by Oculus. The Japanese startup FOVE has just been accepted into Microsoft Ventures London accelerator program. What’s interesting here is that the Microsoft Ventures London program, as the name suggests is for UK based companies only. So Redmond must really be impressed with what it sees in FOVE.

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The beta testing phase for Bungie’s upcoming blockbuster online multiplayer action role-playing first-person shooter video game has already commenced and those who pre-ordered the game, or had a download code are already enjoying the Destiny beta on their PlayStation and Xbox consoles. If you are one of those who didn’t get access to the beta because of having no download code, well thanks to Bungie, now you no longer need any special code because the developer has opened the beta publicly and now anyone can join the party.

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Destiny Beta Now Open to Everyone – Here are the Download Links for PlayStation and Xbox Consoles

Bungie’s Destiny is the only game right now that has gathered a lot of hype around it due to its beta testing phase. We are several days into the beta phase of Destiny and there have hardly been any reports of major issues or problems affecting the game, and according to the reports, even in its beta stages, the game outshines many recently released major video game titles. Until now, Destiny beta was only open to those who had pre-ordered the game or had special download codes, but recently, Bungie decided to open the beta publicly and now everyone can join the party by simply downloading the Destiny beta on their PlayStation or Xbox consoles.

Call of Duty
Games

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is one of the two highly anticipated and most awaited first-person shooter video games that are scheduled to launch later this year. Unlike previous game in the series, the upcoming blockbuster title is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, an American video game studio that is known for co-developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Currently, Sledgehammer is celebrating its five-year anniversary in the business as an independent development studio, and doing so, the developer has released a brand new screenshot from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare showing off gaming changing exoskeleton mechanic.

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Sledgehammer Games Releases Shinning New 1080p Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Launching on November 4, 2014 for all major video game platforms except Nintendo Wii U, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a cross-gen title that will feasibly wipe out the stains left on the Call of Duty brand by Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Ghosts. Being eleventh primary installment in the series, the upcoming shooter features a brand new thought-provoking story and several gameplay changes. Set in 2054, the game features futuristic weaponry and advanced combat schemes, and a storyline that follows the largest military force in the world, which belongs to powerful private military corporations rather than a country.

Sledgehammer Games, developer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is putting everything in work to create the best Call of Duty game ever. Recently, the developer started celebrating its five-year anniversary as an independent development studio, and doing so, the team is looking to include fans in the celebrations and share some free #HammerWeek stuff with them.

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Software

Just two days back Microsoft announced that the Xbox One will be getting continuous updates up till October. For fans of the console this was good news. Microsoft’s update system takes into account user feedback and then accordingly makes adjustments to the popular platform. The update came in the form of a tweet by the chief himself, Phil Spencer. For the uninitiated, Microsoft has been periodically updating the Xbox One since February, to much appreciation of its fans. Amongst the list of updates to be expected, much anticipated 3D Blu-Ray compatibility was listed as well.

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PS4 To Get 3D Blu-Ray Support Through Firmware Update 1.75 By Next Week

Well, those in the PS4 camp need not be disappointed either. Within 23 hours of the tweet by Mr. Spencer, Sony has responded for the PS4. This response comes after the release of firmware update 1.74 for the PS4, which was only two days back. Of course, 1.74 was not a major update. It had a simple changelog and promised that “system software stability during use of some features has been improved.” Having a 194 Mb download size, no other patch notes were provided alongside. Well enough of that anyways.This news comes directly from the folks behind the PS4.

Through a twitter post, Sony promises Firmware Update 1.75 for the PS4. This will include 3D Blu-Ray compatibility for the console as well. In fact, it looks like the folks over at PS4 themselves are pretty excited about the news as well. The official tweet says “Coming next week: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. Woo-hoo!” Thats a very swift and enthusiastic response indeed. It should also be mentioned that the PS3 already has 3d Blu ray. Of course there are a couple of other things we’d like in the PS4 as well. These include a variety of features in its predecessor such as CD, MP3 and DLNA support. Plus, Xbox’s updates also include interesting features such as activity feed updates and an expanded area on the home screen. Try harder Sony, try harder.

Destiny
Games

Destiny’s upcoming highly anticipated blockbuster game entered its beta testing phase recently and now both PlayStation and Xbox users are enjoying it on their latest and last generation consoles. Destiny beta is performing really great on all platforms, making the game one of the best cross-gen video games that exist right now. We all know that the Destiny beta is not running at the same resolution on the Xbox One as on the PlayStation 4, and this leaves people wondering how both versions stand up against each other, well here we have a screenshot comparison of the game showing differences between the beta running on both the latest consoles.

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Destiny Beta PS4 vs Xbox One Screenshot Comparison: Performs Great on Both Consoles With Few Differences

Bungie’s Destiny beta started almost a week ago on the PlayStation consoles, and according to the reports and the PlayStation 4 vs PlayStation 3 screenshot comparison that we shared, the game performs really well as a cross-gen. Now that the developer has fully launched the beta on Microsoft’s consoles too, Xbox fans are also playing their role in protecting the last city on Earth, and of course, comparisons between the beta running on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are also cropping up.

We all know that Bungie confirmed previously that the Destiny beta would only run at 900p resolution on Microsoft’s latest video game console, and while many thought the PlayStation 4 version running at 1080p would look way more better than the Xbox One version, that is actually not the case. Thanks to our sister gaming website DualShockers, we have a screenshot comparison showing how the Destiny beta performs on the latest consoles, and while PlayStation 4 version is obviously good, Xbox One version is not all that bad.

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Assassins Creed Unity is the next step in the famous game series that has quite the cult following. The game is powered by the Anvil Engine and Ubisoft recently did a tech demo for the upcoming iteration of AC which is Unity. The engine looks quite beautiful and boasts a plethora of interesting effects. CryEngine seems to be in trouble (if reports are to be believed) and the field is open for the next king of the hill when it comes to gaming engines.

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Ubisoft Anvil Engine Shown Off Using Assassins Creed Unity Tech Demo

Although Unreal Engine is currently the  favorite for taking over the vacuum that could be left behind CryEngine (if hypothetically speaking, its troubles continue) multiple tech demos have been emerging on the scene. Assassins Creed Unity’s Tech Demo shows of the Anvil Engine to great effect. The developers managed to recreate old Paris in an almost 1 to 1 scale. The demo showed off some very advanced lightning features, volumetric lightning and shadows. But perhaps the most promising thing (at least according to the demo) was the Advanced AI.

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The wait is finally over, following its updating methods and timeline, Sony Computer Entertainment has just released the PS4 firmware update version 1.74 for download across all regions i.e. Europe, United States, Japan and Asia. Just like the past three updates, this is another round of software stability. You can download and install this latest 1.74 update right now through the links given below.

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PS4 Firmware Update 1.74 Now Available for Download; Improves System Software Stability

Unlike its primary competitor Microsoft, Sony has been much slower with releasing firmware updates for its latest PlayStation 4 console, but after promising new details about the upcoming update, Sony has directly released the latest PS4 firmware update version 1.74, which is now available for download across all regions, and well honestly, this isn’t the kind of update that we expected when Sony teased it recently.

The latest PS4 firmware update version 1.74 is far from the sweeping change that most users were expecting. The changelog is pretty simple and small one and it promises that the “system software stability during use of some features has been improved.” That’s all, there are no other provided patch notes. That being said, it looks like we will have to wait for PS4 firmware update version 1.8 to see some appropriate new features.

Destiny
Games

Destiny is apparently the next most anticipated and highly awaited multiplatform cross-gen video game that will be released later this year. Being developed by Bungie, the game is an open-world science fiction multiplayer first-person shooter that holds a great hype around it. Destiny recently entered its beta testing phase and the developer announced that the game’s beta on the Xbox One console will run at 900p, and while many believe the retail version of the game will also run at the same resolution, that is actually not the case. Here is the first-ever gameplay footage of Destiny running at native 1080p resolution on Xbox One.

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Bungie Releases First Gameplay Footage of Destiny Running at Native 1080p on Xbox One

After alpha version of the game, Destiny beta is already up and running on the PlayStation consoles and thousands of fans are enjoying it. The beta will go live on the Xbox consoles in about a day and while users of all platforms will get a balanced fun treatment, Xbox One users will have to bear with native 900p resolution upscaled to 1080p. However, that doesn’t mean the final retail version of Destiny for Xbox One will also run at lower resolution than native full HD.

Bungie has already announced that Destiny Xbox One beta runs at 900p resolution, but it is for sure that the developer is committed to hit the mark of native 1080p resolution for the final retail version of the game, and this proof is right here. Courtesy of IGN, we have a gameplay footage of Destiny that gives the first look at the game running at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second on an Xbox One console.

The Last of Us Remastered
Games

Apparently, the only game right now that every PlayStation 4 gamer wants badly is The Last of Us Remastered. The game is only about a week away from its launch and the hype train is moving with full speed ahead. Promising true next-gen visuals and graphical enhancements all running at bright native 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, the upcoming exclusive is a must-buy for those who never played the original game on the PlayStation 3 console, and while hundreds of thousands are waiting to get their hands on the game as soon as it hits the deck, some players are already enjoying it on their latest PlayStation 4 consoles.

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Early The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Livestream Shows Initial Gameplay, Left Behind DLC and In-Game Settings Menus; Looks “Gorgeous”

PlayStation 3′s exclusive all-time hit action-adventure survival master piece rebuilt with next-gen hardware technology, The Last of Us Remastered, is apparently the most praised PlayStation 4 exclusive video game title. Naughty Dog, the developer of the game, has raised the expectations of the fans to the top level in previous months, and now everyone wants to grab this visually stunning work of art as soon as it is available for purchase. However, it looks like a few fellows have already acquired the game and now they are sharing in-game media content.



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