PlayStation Now
Games

Over past months, Sony has successfully taken many meaningful turns, making its latest PlayStation 4 console the forerunner of the eighth generation of video game consoles. However, there are some things that Sony has to answer for, as they were promised way back, but now they are nowhere to be seen. One of these things is the availability of PS1 and PS2 games, as Sony assured its fans that they will be able to enjoy retro games with the power of cloud, but now, the company’s Gaikai-based video game streaming service, PlayStation Now, only allows access to PS3 titles, and it looks like Sony currently has no plans to add PS1 and PS2 titles to the catalog as well.

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Sony Has Nothing to Say About Bringing PS1 and PS2 Games Back to Life With PlayStation Now

When Sony first announced the PlayStation 4 console back in February 2013, they left a little hope in hearts of PlayStation gamers by talking about their partnership with Gaikai, a company which provides high-end technology for streaming video games, and how the power of cloud would allow gamers to stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games smoothly. Well, with the passage of time, things changed, and now we have PlayStation Now.

Giving a shape to its vague plans, Sony announced PlayStation Now at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, a Gaikai-based video game streaming service which provides access to PlayStation gaming content on PS4, PS Vita PS3 and Sony TVs. Promising a bright future for PlayStation, this announcement cheered up almost every loyal fan. However, there’s one thing that seems kind of inappropriate, PlayStation Now lets you play PS3 games only.

Mass Effect
Games

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.

playStation
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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Games

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.

Destiny Beta

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.

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.

PS4 playstation 4
Games

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.

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.

PS4
Games

Sony’s latest PS4 system is considered to be the most powerful video game console ever developed. Known to be 10 times more powerful than its predecessor, the latest console features a full 8 core architecture and a compelling graphics processing unit which can perform 1.843 teraflops and packs a gigantic custom shader library. All this makes the PS4′s GPU the best ever rocked by a gaming console, and here is what video game developers think of it.

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PS4′s GPU is a Pretty Beasty Processor, Says Roll7′s Director – API Implementation for Third-Party Developers is Great

Unlike Microsoft, Sony doesn’t have a proper PR team, so little is known about the technologies and programming methods that the Japanese platform holder uses to enhance the performance of its PS4 console. The company has also not publicly disclosed its latest console’s specifications in depth, but we do know that the PS4′s GPU is working great for video game developers. However, with the raid of modern GPU processors for gaming PCs, how well is the PS4′s GPU holding up?

Talking with Simon Bennett, the Director over at Roll7, the studio responsible for a skateboarding video game called OlliOlli, GamingBolt asked the same question, to which he replied: “I guess that all depends on how hard developers are willing to push GPUs over the generation. It’s a pretty beasty processor – I reckon it will hold its own.”

The last of us
Games

The Last of Us Remastered is an upcoming reevaluated version of the 2013′s brilliant PlayStation 3 exclusive title that won over 200 game of the year awards. Just like Infamous Second Son, this upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive title is boasted as a leading edge respected work of art, and the hype that encircles it is apparently greater than any previous exclusive title released for the console. Not much in-game The Last of Us Remastered screenshots have officially been revealed as yet, but thanks to a fan, we have 42 amazing new screenshots showing in-game scenes.

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42 Sparkling New The Last of Us Remastered Screenshots Show Initial In-Game Scenes

After waiting and hearing how The Last of Us Remastered is nothing but beauty, PlayStation 4 playerbase is as excited as it gets now, for the game is only under a couple of weeks away from its launch. Running at native 1080p resolution and 60fps, the game features twice as many shadows and four times the texture mapping than the original The Last of Us that still stands among some of the most awe-inspiring video games ever built for the PlayStation 3 console. Promising pumped up shadows and lighting, and several other gameplay improvements, The Last of Us Remastered is the game to buy as soon as it hits the stores.

PlayStation 4 console
Hardware

[Editorial] Before I begin a few words of caution. It goes without saying that the results of this benchmarking showdown will not be pleasant to some. Also, all the benchmarks were conducted virtually, which means that some slight variation may exist between real life results. The Equation System and the VGA Calculator used are the intellectual property of one Daeguen Lee (DG Lee) and all rights are reserved by him. The calculator can be accessed freely on his website iyd.kr (aka udteam.tistory.com).main title13

PS4′s GPU (Pitcairn) Benchmarked Against the Xbox One (Bonaire) with and without eSRAM

Wow, I don’t think there has ever been an instance of a universal benchmark, and for good reason too. Since an actual universal benchmark would instantly put the power hierarchy in harsh relief it has not been done. However what we are going to attempt today is the closest you will ever get to a universal real life benchmark and the results should be very accurate. Alright lets start. Since both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One utilize AMD GPUs, that means that we are only going to use the AMD Equation System. A basic introduction of both the GPUs is in order. The PS4 GPU is codenamed Pitcairn and is basically a cut down variant of the Radeon 7870. It has a fairly high SP count and is clocked reasonably high too. The GPU has access to 8GB of Shared GDDR5 memory clocked a 1375 Mhz (5500 Mhz effective) and boasts throughput of upto  176 GB/s. Pitcairn has a 256 Bit bus which is quite reasonable for a GPU of this tier. The good thing about PS4′s GPU is that we have everything we need to calculate performance with almost zero real life variation.

The Last of Us
Games

The Last of Us Remastered is one of the most visually impressive and highly anticipated next-gen video game titles that are set to release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 console this month. The game is a remastered version of 2013′s all-time hit PlayStation 3 title called The Last of Us, which was developed by Naughty Dog. Known as a visual masterpiece, The Last of Us stands as perhaps the best-looking PlayStation 3 title right now, but have you ever wondered, what would the game look like if Naughty Dog decides to remaster it for the PS1 console? Well, wonder no more and take a look at the image provided below.

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Ever Wondered How The Last of Us Would Look Like if it Was Originally Released, or Remastered for the PS1 Console?

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is one of those games that really define Sony’s seventh generation PlayStation 3 console. Now being released for the latest PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us Remastered promises cutting edge visuals and completely reevaluated in-game environments while running at native 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, but hold on a second, have you ever thought what would The Last of Us look like if it was released 15 or so years ago for the PS1, or if the developer now decides to remaster it for Sony’s inaugural home console.

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The current eighth generation of consoles is filled with a lot of traditional, irrational and equitable controversies. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are doing their job quite well, however, Sony’s latest console is leading this generation ever since it was launched back in 2013, and this is apparently due to the fact that the PlayStation 4 console is slightly powerful than its correlative. But now after recent revisions, it looks like the Xbox One console is also catching up and the performance gap that was established by several next-gen games is now slacking off.

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PS4/Xbox One Performance Gap Closing, Says Rebellion – Sniper Elite 3 Will Likely Get a Patch on Xbox One

The so called resolution-gate issue has affected Microsoft’s Xbox One console in a major way. Several next-gen multiplatform games run at lower resolution and frame rate on the Xbox One than on the PlayStation 4, and apparently this is why Microsoft’s latest console remains shallow on the charts, but now after the company’s continuous struggle, it looks like the Xbox One console is finally resurrecting, and the performance gap is cutting off.

Xbox One
Games

Sony is fully supporting its latest PlayStation 4 console by expanding the library of exclusive video games, and the upcoming latest addition to this library is a remastered version of 2013′s hit PlayStation 3 exclusive title known as The Last of Us. Bathed in the next-gen video game development technology, The Last of Us Remastered takes full advantage of the hardware that powers the PlayStation 4 console, and while some people think the game will also be launched on the Xbox One console, Neil Druckmann is making it sure that it won’t happen.

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The Last of Us Remastered on Xbox One? Creative Director Neil Druckmann Wants Xbox One Users to Dream

The last of Us Remastered is an upcoming action-adventure horror survival video game that will level up Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 console. Developed by Naughty Dog and set to run at native 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, the game is boasted to be a next-gen masterpiece that will allow the PlayStation 4 users to experience the memorable journey of Joel and Ellie in a whole new way when it launches on July 29.

Now that the release of The Last of Us Remastered is only a matter of weeks, the hype surrounding the game is growing larger than ever, and it looks like some people are so hyped that they have fallen into a misunderstanding thinking that the game will also sooner or later be released for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. Of course, as far as we know, something like this is never going to happen, but fooling Xbox One users won’t do any harm right now, rather it will just fuel the hype.



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