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PC Vs Consoles: Low End Steam Machine Beats The PS4 And Xbox In Specs, Features, Performance And Price! Is It Worth Getting Over Next Gen Consoles?

by Gunther Barbosa PC vs Consoles is always a popular topic among gamers. With the release of the next-gen gaming consoles PS4 and Xbox One and recent announcement of Valve’s Steam Machines, it looks like the PC vs Console debate will grow more and won’t die down any time soon. In a report by Cinema Blend, The CyberpowerPC Steam Machine looks like it will be a threat to living-room gaming supremacy held by Sony and Microsoft as, by looking at its specs, it is significantly more powerful than the next-gen consoles at almost the same price. Here’s a comparison between the next-gen consoles and the CyberpowerPC Steam Machine: CPU The Xbox One and PS4 both have Jaguar APU technology provided […]

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Kojima Reveals The Hidden Message In P.T. Fans Couldn’t Find

by Dave Scarborough The Silent Hills teaser is packed with mysteries that fans are still having trouble wrapping their petrified little heads around, but at least there’s one enigma that has been cleared up. Speaking about the game during a Japanese language Konami video (while also scaring the crap out of several people volunteering to play the demo), Hideo Kojima went on to shed light on the meaning behind 7780s – the name of the fake developer originally thought to be making the game. It turns out that 7780 translates into a postcode, the location of which is the Shizuoka region of Japan. The name roughly translates as Quiet Hills and the region’s name has become a nickname for Silent […]

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Which console is best for which game?

by Chris Morris Microsoft made waves recently by announcing that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be an exclusive for the Xbox One. It turned out to be another example of terrible corporate communication – the game is actually a timed exclusive and will indeed come to other platforms evetually – but it raises a good question: which systems are better for which games? Sometimes games come out early on one system. Other times, the downloadable content is superior on a specific console. We’re going to see plenty of this in the next 6-12 months (or years). Here’s a quick look at which consoles have the advantage for a selection of big upcoming games: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Advantage: […]

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Microsoft pulls plug on free-to-play Xbox 360 game Ascend: Hand of Kul

by Michael McWhertor Microsoft is shutting down the Xbox 360 version of free-to-play action-RPG Ascend: Hand of Kul in November, the company announced today, and has already pulled the game from the Xbox Games Store. Developer Signal Studios said in an update on Wednesday that Microsoft discontinued support of Ascend and recently pulled the game from the Xbox marketplace. The change appears to have taken Signal Studios somewhat by surprise, as the developer said the discontinuation of Ascend “surfaced to us while investigating various issues players have been experiencing over the weekend.” “We are deeply saddened by this decision and the impact it has on our community,” Signal Studios said in a statement. Ascend: Hand of Kul is still available in beta […]

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Leaked promo reveals a sweet new Xbox One feature you won’t see on the PS4

by Jacob Siegal Game demos had a minor resurgence during the last generation. A quick search on either the PlayStation Store or the Xbox Marketplace brings up hundreds of results for demos of PS3 and Xbox 360 games, but the same can’t be said for PS4 and Xbox One. We haven’t heard much from either console maker regarding the future of game demos, but one Reddit user might have uncovered Microsoft’s plans. Based on the image above, it looks like Microsoft is planning to implement a program called “Free Play Day with Gold” at some point in the near future. The tag appears below Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, a game which just recently got the Games with Gold treatment […]

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How New PS4 2.0 Update Could Make You Rich

by Dean Howard During PS4’s announcement at E3 last year, Sony talked of a ground breaking concept that will radically change the way we play video games forever. At the time so many information and rumors were in circulation that it wasn’t very clear which direction Sony was going with its next generation powerhouse. Since then a lot has come to light with one particular announcement at this years Gamescom14 having the potential of putting money in your pocket for a change. Buying video games can be an expensive habit with most AAA games costing as much as $60 dollars. Sony have been working with developers and publishers to make games much more affordable by providing top notch digital services […]

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Is Microsoft abandoning Kinect?

by Chris Morris Wave goodbye to motion controls. Microsoft’s motion-tracking Kinect 2.0 sensor was supposed to be what differentiated the Xbox One from the competition. It was more than just a way to talk directly to your console: it was a tool designed to transform the game machine into a social and media hub, the tip of the spear in Microsoft’s fight to take over your living room. More than anything, it was supposed to be way, way better than the first Kinect. Today, though, it seems little more than an afterthought. The decision to decouple Kinect from the Xbox One in May was surprising only in that it took the company a good year to do so. We certainly […]

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Robin Williams’ Genie to be immortalized in World of Warcraft

by Danielle Riendeau Wowhead.com, a World of Warcraft database site, found an NPC called “Robin ,” in the data for the upcoming WOW expansion Warlords of Draenor. The NPC is associated with a 3D model that looks an awful lot like “Genie,” the chatty genie that Williams voiced in Disney’s popular animated film, Aladdin. The model appears to be a djinn. There are two other Robin NPCs, also coming in with patch 6.01. The character’s presence appears to confirm the story last week that the beloved actor (who died on Aug. 11) would be immortalized in the game. Genie is one of Williams’ most well-known performances, and Aladdin one of Disney’s highest grossing films of the 1990s. WOW super fan […]

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Tom Clancy’s The Division GamesCom Xbox One Demo Jaw Dropping, DX12 A Big Deal Especially For Next-Gen GPUs/CPUs

by Sehran Shaikh Ubisoft showcased Tom Clancy’s The Division at GamesCom 2014 but not to the general public. It was a behind-closed doors demonstration on Xbox One. How exactly was the demo? We finally have an impression and it is coming from an insider source—Justin Robey, Senior Producer on Sunset Overdrive, Ryse: Son of Rome and Scalebound. Justin Robey via Twitter stated: “Saw The Division running on Xbox One. Jaw dropping gorgeous. Steam and environments were unreal. Gameplay also looked to be solid. Sold!” He further clarified Tom Clancy’s: The Division demo was indeed running on Xbox One and it went from dashboard to in-game, and he is not circulating fake or made-up information: “Not messing with you at all. […]

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Sony’s Boring PS4 Is Winning The Console War Despite More Exciting Competition

by Erik Kain Sony’s rather boring new-gen video game console, the PlayStation 4, has sold through over 10 million units to consumers. This makes it the leader in the new-gen console race, which may come as a surprise to readers. After all, the competition has much more exciting and innovative video game consoles than the PS4. Even Sony is surprised by how fast their boring new console is selling. Microsoft’s Xbox One (originally) launched with the exciting and innovative Kinect sensor, all for just $499. (Now Microsoft offers a much less interesting Xbox One without the Kinect for $399, the same price as Sony’s rather boring PS4.) The Kinect allows users to navigate the Xbox One UI with voice commands […]

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1080p will come to Xbox One games, but at a cost

by Ben Kuchera Games displayed at 1080p, while running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second, has become part of the marketing for many new games. It’s a magical bullet point on a list of features that proves that your game is next-generation, and there are groups of players online who sneer at anything that can’t quite hit that goal. Diablo 3 on the Xbox One, for instance, couldn’t quite get there. The original response was to drop the resolution down to 900p and keep the frame rate. A smooth game, many would argue, is worth sacrificing a few lines of resolution. The problem is that this solution created a PR problem for Microsoft, a company that is scared of consumers seeing […]

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 leaked

by ‘Brian’ Images discovered on the official Xbox website have revealed the existence of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. First, the Xbox website hosts the Revelations 2 box art above. There’s also a single screenshot located on the same “download.xbox” domain. The box art indicates that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be on the Xbox 360, but it’ll likely end up on the PlayStation 3 and PC as well. PS4 and Xbox One versions would not be at all surprising either. http://www.gamersoutpost.net/

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Sony Has A New Feature Coming For The PS4 That’s Going Bury The Xbox One

by Dave Smith Amid all the exciting announcements coming out of last week’s Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany, Sony announced a handful of new features coming in its 2.0 firmware for PlayStation 4. And while firmware is rarely anything to get excited about, this particular update is different — because it will effectively help Sony put distance between itself and Microsoft’s Xbox One. Sony’s PlayStation 4 has outsold the console competition for seven straight months now, with PS4 sales roughly double that of Xbox One sales worldwide, according to Metro. But with this new update, the PS4 is about to become a much more powerful and user-friendly gaming platform. The big reason? “Share Play,” which was promised when Sony […]

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Uncharted 4′s Nathan Drake Looks Different, Now Looks a Lot Like a Certain Actor

by Gaf Hussain With each iteration of Uncharted, Nathan Drake appears to looks slightly different. He originally was compared with Nathan Fillion, leading to rumors (or more like hopes) that the Firefly actor would eventually play the treasure hunter and adventurer Nathan Drake in a movie. However, in Uncharted 4, Nathan Drake looks like a different person yet again, and he looks more like a famous Hollywood actor. Could Naughty Dog have done the same thing they did with The Last of Us and accidentally create a main character that looks like a real life actor? Or are they doing this intentionally so when a film is announced, they already have an actor who slots right in? We couldn’t help […]

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Why PS1 and PS2 discs on PS4 doesn’t sound so crazy

by Daniel Sims   Editor’s Note from Jason Wilson: Since rumors suggested Sony might bring PS1 and PS2 emulation to the PS4, some suggested even running old discs might be possible. It might sound impossible to many, but it really isn’t. Eurogamer’s January report about the possibility of Sony using software emulation to get original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games playable on the PlayStation 4, instead of streaming through the PlayStation Now service, has had some people giddy all year. Some of these folk have been talking online about how Sony could make old PS1 and PS2 discs work on the PS4 — and while it might be easy to write this off as fanboys, it’s could happen. And depending on how the […]

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The Witcher 3′s PS4/Xbox One Optimization Going Better than Expected; Differences with PC Explained

by Giuseppe Nelva The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most anticipated titles for the beginning of next year, and many are wondering how it’ll hold up on consoles compared to PC. We had a chance to chat with Viausl Effects Artists Jose Teixeira at Gamescom, and he gave us some more color on the issue. Teixeira explained that the screen space ambient occlusion (SSAO) will be slightly different, the water in the ocean won’t have the same advanced tassellation, and there are other “tiny little sacrifices” that “hopefully won’t make a huge visual impact” but will give a big performance advantage. He also mentioned that optimization on consoles is going a lot better than expected from the […]