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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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[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.

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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
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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.

Battlefield Hardline
Games

At this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Electronic Arts revealed Battlefield Hardline as the next upcoming installment in its most applauded first-person shooter video game series. Currently being developed by Visceral Games in collaboration with DICE, the game went through its beta testing phase last month and just recently, Visceral revealed a check list of ten changes that has been made to the game according to the feedback submitted by beta testers.

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Visceral Reveals 10 Fan Requested Battlefield Hardline Fixes and Improvements

Unlike previous titles in the series, the upcoming Battlefield Hardline is not a game about world warfare or uprooting terrorist organizations, instead the game breaks away from the military background of the series and introduces a new form of gameplay, keeping the main focus on police and state crimes. The game takes place in urban areas and features Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto type cops and robbers gameplay, where players either play as cops or as robbers.

EA has already announced that Battlefield Hardline will be available in the local markets in October, and so currently, the game is going through its testing phases. The first Beta of the game was launched last month and was played by many beta testers, who also submitted their feedback recommending the changes that the developer should consider to make the multiplayer gameplay better. Recently, Visceral Games published a check list of ten changes on Battlefield Blog, revealing the changes that were suggested by the beta testers, and are now being implemented in the game.

GTA V
Games

Rockstar’s leading open world action-adventure video game, GTA V, brought with it an immersive persistent open world online multiplayer experience, known as GTA Online, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players. Despite initial bugs and technical issues, GTA Online is still one of the most played multiplayer games, and looking after the in-game community, Rockstar makes sure everything is going smooth and lively by releasing frequent updates and downloadable content packs, and it looks like the upcoming downloadable content for GTA V is known as Strip Club.

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GTA V Strip Club DLC Secret Interiors and Possible Locations Leaked; Two new Strip Clubs Coming to GTA Online

Rumors and leaks regarding the forthcoming alleged GTA V Strip Club DLC have been making rounds in the online gaming community. There are a few videos and images that reveal some interesting information about two new strip clubs that will reportedly soon be added to GTA Online. The leaks also reveal the Strip Club’s secret interiors as well as the possible location details.

A YouTube fan believes that he has found two strip clubs in GTA Online that will be available once the Strip Club DLC is out. Reportedly, a code was found in the game that has given the possible location of the secret interiors for these forthcoming clubs. Looking at the video provided below, the first one seems very similar to an already accessible 24/7 strip club known as Hornbills. Both being rectangular in shape, it is suspected that they might even be of the same kind.

Destiny
Games

Update: Destiny Xbox One Beta gameplay clips have been removed from online video streaming sources, but you can still download the two clips from the links given below. Each clip is about 10 megabytes in size so it won’t take much long to download.

Original Story: Destiny is an upcoming most anticipated always online action role-playing first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie, the studio responsible for the birth of the multi-billion dollar Halo franchise. The game is currently in its development and testing stages, and it is expected to launch on launch on September 9, 2014 for all major video game consoles except Nintendo Wii U. There is still some time before we get our hands on Destiny Beta for the Xbox consoles, but it looks like some folks are already enjoying it.

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Destiny Beta Xbox One Gameplay Footage Leaked Online; Visuals Look Great

If you are a Halo fan, you might be able to attest that when it comes to carting jaw dropping in-game environments at massive scale, Bungie knows how to put things right. Destiny is one of several other video games by the developer which make you completely forget the real-world nature. The game is an open-ended first person shooter title that combines Halo-style shooting with role-playing game mechanics.

Destiny has now entered its testing stages. Bungie first launched the Alpha version of the game that ran from June 12 to 16 exclusively for PlayStation 4 players, and according to the reports, more than 6 million games were played during the Alpha test period. The game is about to enter its Beta testing phase now. Destiny Beta will launch first on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 console and players will be able to enjoy it starting from 1 p.m. EST July 17, and at the same time on July 23, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 users will also gain access to Destiny Beta. The Beta will end on July 28 on all platforms.

Xbox Two Web Image
Games

The eighth generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles have been in the local markets for only about more than a half year now, but the talks of the ninth generation consoles have already been making their way through the online gaming community, and it seems like the American platform holder has also started looking for some skilled people to begin the development work on the next Xbox console that is reported to launch sooner than expected.

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Microsoft is Already Hiring “Super Creator” to Develop Next Xbox Console; Apparently Aiming Enhance Game Dev Tools Used By Xbox Devs

Sony and Microsoft just launched their glorious PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and now it appears that one of the vendors is already looking at the future. Successors to the latest consoles are inevitable, and according to several reports that came earlier this year, the latest consoles might welcome their parents sooner than expected. Sooner or later, we are not quite sure about that, but we do know that Microsoft is seeking an Industrial Designer apparently to start the development work on the next Xbox. This is what the ad, posted by the company, reads:

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Games Hardware

Soon after Sony launched its latest video game console called PlayStation 4, gamers started wonder how much heat does it produce, because compared to its predecessor, the console came up with some pretty high specifications. To clear things out, we shared an initial PlayStation 4 heat regulation test that included thermal images of the console, and we thought we will follow up with Microsoft’s Xbox One console and share its heat regulation test results too, but in all the next-gen hype, we lost track of the follow-up. Fortunately, I recently stumbled upon a post that shows how stable is Xbox One heat regulation using thermal images, and I thought why not share it here.

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Have a Look at These Infrared Shots Taken from FILR E8 Thermal Camera to See How Stable is Xbox One Heat Regulation

Overheating is one of the last things that manufacturers and users want with their electronic devices. It causes many problems during the development and manufacturing of any electronic device, and during its lifespan. Just like PC gaming, overheating has the potential to cause problems with any video game console, and despite the cluster of ventilation gaps left in the structure of consoles, users still have to be careful about the placement and several other things because when it comes to all-day-long gaming sessions, overheating can cause some major damage.

Apparently the only two video game consoles that gamers care about right now are the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and with the competition growing stronger than ever, it has become important to explore every aspect of these two consoles before buying one. Putting Microsoft’s Xbox One console to test and finding out how it handles heat, we shared some infrared shots of the console soon after it launched, we intended to do the same with the Xbox One console, but unfortunately we lost track of it. However now, we have some interesting infrared shots showing how the Xbox One heat regulation keeps the console’s temperature balanced at all times.

Forza Horizon 2 and Driveclub
Games

Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 are the upcoming two most anticipated and highly awaited racing video game titles that will launch exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox consoles, respectively. Both Sony and Microsoft are unveiling more of their upcoming racers, showing gamers how the latest consoles hold up against each other when it comes to putting out stunning in-game weather effects. Check out the GIF comparison between Driveclub and Forza Horzon 2′s weather systems shared below and see which title holds more juice in terms of weather effects.

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Driveclub vs Forza Horizon 2 Dynamic Weather GIF Comparison Shows Great Difference – Xbox Exclusive Needs More Improvement

Officially announced during PlayStation 4 reveal press conference and currently being developed by Evolution Studios, Driveclub is undoubtedly one of the visually most impressive video games that are due to launch exclusively on the PlayStation 4 console. Forza Horizon 2, that was announced a few days before this year’s E3, seems like Microsoft’s response to Driveclub. The game is a sequel to 2012′s famous Xbox 360 title known as Forza Horizon. Both the games are boasted to fully utilize the power of latest consoles, and no doubt both of them look charms in the previously revealed trailers.

Yesterday, PlayStation Europe blog shared a brand new gameplay footage of Driveclub showcasing the stunningly realistic and customizable “Dynamic Weather System” of the game in action. Don’t worry if you missed it out, the footage is shared below, give it a look, and keep in mind that according to Evolution Studios’ senior community manager, Jaime Bradshaw, the footage is taken from the early build of the game and Alex Perkeins, art director of Driveclub, has mentioned that the this weather system still has more room for improvement.



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