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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 […]

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Nintendo Rises After Report Pokemon Game to Debut on IPad

by Grace Huang Nintendo Co. rose the most in almost five months after its new Mario Kart 8 video game surpassed 1 million units in sales in the U.S. Nintendo’s affiliate The Pokemon Co. also will make an online trading card game available as an application for Apple Inc’s iPad later this year, Engadget reported, citing the company without identifying anyone. Nintendo rose as much as 6.5 percent, the most since March 24 on an intraday basis, before trading 5.9 percent higher at 11,950 yen at 10:25 a.m. in Tokyo. Mario Kart 8 and a lineup of figurines that interact with games are part of the company’s strategy to revive flagging sales of its Wii U console and retain players […]

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PS4/Xbox One Are 10 Times More Powerful Than Last-Gen, 8GB Sufficient For New Graphical Benchmarks

by Rashid Sayed Popular middleware provider Geomerics have worked on AAA cross generation games like Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition. But in the coming months they will be working exclusively on new generation hardware with games like Star Wars Battlefront and Mirrors Edge. This will have a big impact on how Geomerics works going forward. Speaking to Chris Doran who is the founder of Geomerics, GamingBolt asked how they plan to use utilize the full potential of the new consoles and modern gaming PCs, given that they are freed from the shackles of old hardware. “The big difference with the new consoles is where the power is located. Pretty much across the board the new consoles are a factor […]

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CD Projekt RED Comments on Xbox One Exclusive Collector’s Edition Items Following Heated Response from Consumers

by Nick Calandra CD Projekt RED has issued a statement following the less then desirable reaction to the Xbox One version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt obtaining some exclusive items in its version of the collectors edition. Nevermind the fact that Microsoft has heavily promoted The Witcher 3 at every event, including E3 and Gamescom. “Looking at the heated […]

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My Personal History of SEGA

by L.W. Barker The SEGA of my childhood was a great company and the single competitor to the “Big N” aka Nintendo. This is my personal history of SEGA in the years before Sony and when Nintendo ruled the World! 1986 I worked for the summer at Woolworth’s department store in Brooklyn, New York City (NYC) with one goal in mind—to acquire enough cash to buy the SEGA Master System. I worked that store for a few weeks, stocking merchandise and cutting up boxes on the sales floor and down in the basement level. It was hard work for a teenager, but I did it and quit after a few paychecks—walking out of Macy’s that year with my SEGA Master […]

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Bait and Switch: The Rise of Graphical Downgrades in Next Gen

by L.W. Barker Two games that have disappointed me in the past—Aliens: Colonial Marines; and Watch Dogs. One game may disappoint me in the future—Tom Clancy’s The Division. Recent insider rumblings have confirmed comments directly from the developers of the game which to put it bluntly: “We have already downgraded a few things.” Okay, let’s get a handle on this […]

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Lets Throw Resolution Out The Window And Focus On Gameplay!

by L.W. Barker Gameplay—what a concept. When did we lose our focus on it and let resolution take its place? We may never know, however, this concept of resolution is a waste of our hard earned time. I’m a so called “old school gamer”, and back in the day, games were played for their fun factor. In the 80s and 90s, Nintendo and Sega’s gaming machines dominated our living rooms as well as the Arcades, and it was the gameplay that made them great! Fast forward 20+ years—games are sadly bought and played not for their fun factor and overall gameplay, but for how they look. As long as a game has nice, 1080p graphics, and is running at a smooth 60fps, its […]

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Price Reduced

by L.W. Barker Konami has reduced the retail price for ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ to $46.54 USD/29.99 EUR for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 as well as the digital download versions for the aforementioned platforms. Now, as of this writing, Konami has not commented on the reason behind the price reduction. However, this should come as exciting news for fans of the Metal Gear Solid series of games. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will released on March 18, 2014 in North America, and on March 20th in the U.K. http://www.gamersoutpost.net

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Creative Assembly Wants You To Have “Long, Meaningful Encounters” With Their Alien

by L.W. Barker The team at Creative Assembly are hard at work on their latest game, ‘Alien: Isolation’. The game’s graphics, and music score have already gone through various changes—an effort by the team to please fans of the hugely popular Alien franchise. Now they are focusing their skills on the design of the in-game Alien character’s legs. As Lead Audio Designer, Mark Angus explained, “We’ve tried out many different varieties of design to see which one works best for the game,”  “if we had produced an alien that looked 100% like the original film’s and walked like a mummy, there’d be just as many complaints…we want you to have long, meaningful encounters with our Alien, and so the design […]

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CASH COW ALERT! Bungie’s ‘Destiny’ Seen As Next ‘Call of Duty’ Franchise

by L.W. Barker Even though the Call of Duty franchise has seen a new game released to it on a yearly basis, the majority of the gaming community has still not tired of it. This has allowed Activision to remain at the top of the first person shooter pile for almost a decade. Now with the success of ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’, the latest game in the series, Activision’s President and CEO Bobby Kotick has told investors that ‘Destiny’, the upcoming title from Bungie, the creators of Halo, could be Activision’s “next billion dollar franchise.” Per Kotick, “My colleagues and I expect that Destiny will become the best selling new video game IP in history when it launches across Xbox […]

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Team Ninja Working On New Game For PS4

by L.W. Barker Yosuke Hayashi, game director of Team Ninja, recently revealed that they are working on a new game for Sony’s PlayStation 4. Per him, the team is “developing a PS4 game internally”,and that we should “look forward to new information in the future.” Now as you might already be aware, Team Ninja is the studio behind the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series. And it was only two months ago that Hayashi-san said that the studio was already “thinking” about the next Ninja Gaiden. However, this new game could be something else entirely. We’ll just have to wait for an official announcement from Team Ninja to get our answer. http://www.gamersoutpost.net

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‘The Order: 1886’ Looks Better Than ‘Infamous: Second Son’ And More Like A Movie.

by L.W. Barker The Order: 1886 is turning out to be quite a game. Today, Sony’s Product Manager of PlayStation Spain, known only by his twitter name ‘Angel’, tweeted some interesting comments. Per him, “The game looks so good that it resembles a movie. The graphics look incredible. I prefer it over Infamous: Second Son, even though they are both different games. However, for us, 1886 is a GOTY candidate.” These are indeed powerful words and yet another example of Ready At Dawn putting its programming heart, soul and muscle into ensuring that ‘The Order: 1886’ turns out to be a triple A blockbuster. http://www.gamersoutpost.net The hype machine around The Order 1886 just keeps pumping. Today it’s the turn of […]

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4) Receives Massive Patch Update

by L.W. Barker The PS4 version of ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ has received a 2.3GB patch that addressed many bugs and issues found in the game’s single-player campaign. This patch fixes a known bug where if a player had over 100 friends on their Friends List, the game would fail to connect to  Ubisoft’s servers. In addition, the patch also corrects numurous instances of crashing and freezes, while also tweaking in-game combat balance and in-game rewards that previously would not appear. It should also be noted that this single player patch arrives arrives before the greatly anticipated Title Update 4 multiplayer patch which is scheduled for February 11, 2014. http://www.gamersoutpost.net

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Titanfall Coming To PlayStation 4?

by L.W. Barker A Sony Computer Entertainment Brand Manager who wished to remain anonymous (for obvious reasons), has confirmed that the Xbox One exclusive game, ‘Titanfall’ will eventually come to the PS4 platform. The Sony Executive recently tweeted, “Wait Another Year Or So”, “Got A Good Feeling It’ll Come To PS4.” Now if true, this is fantastic news for gamers who want to see ‘Titanfall’ on PS4. http://www.gamersoutpost.net

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Hideo Kojima Tweets Monolith Counting Down to PS4 Launch in Japan, And A Huge PS4 Box

by L.W. Barker Hideo Kojima is excited about the impending launch of the PS4 in Japan, and he shared a couple of pictures showcasing Sony’s offices in Ginza, Tokyo, with a booth close to the entrance of the building and a giant billboard on the front side publicizing the new “Play & Peace” campaign with its motto “Uniting the world with play.” The pictures also showcases a monolith counting down to the PS4’s launch (which is only 20 days away), along with demo units and a giant PS4 box. Check them out below. http://www.gamersoutpost.net