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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Heading to PS4 and Xbox One

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505 Games has recently confirmed that the popular game, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” will be heading to both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime within the next several months.

The new-gen version release will also come with some awesome extras including a director’s commentary mode, soundtrack, and gallery of concept art. A release for mobile devices, including Android, iOS, and Windows Phone were confirmed as well, and will be available this holiday season.

You can watch the trailer below for “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.”

Until Dawn Release Date Announced

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One of (my) most anticipated games of the year, “Until Dawn” has finally announced the official release date. Sony has revealed that the horror survival game will release on PlayStation 4 on August 25 in North America, August 26 in most PAL territories, and August 28 in UK and Ireland.

“Until Dawn” will release three edition of the game: the standard edition, an extended edition, and a steelbook edition. The steelbook edition will only be available in some countries, the full list of which can be found on the PS Blog.

Sam (Hayden Panettiere), Josh (Rami Malek), Jessica (Meaghan Martin), Mike (Brett Dalton), Emily (Nichole Bloom), Matt (Jordan Fisher), Ashley (Galadriel Stineman), and Chris (Noah Fleiss) spend the night in a log cabin on the anniversary of the disappearance of their friend Hannah (Ella Lentini), unaware that they are being hunted by a crazed serial killer.

What makes “Until Dawn” interesting and unique is not the story but how it is played. It is driven uniquely by the individual player. It is designed to be replayed multiple times as players will not be able to understand the full story with only just one playthrough. According to the developer, each playthrough will last about 9 hours in length and the game mechanics will utilize a new in-game system called the “Butterfly Effect” in which any choice of action by the player may cause major unforeseen consequences later on. Throughout the game players will make difficult decisions during ethical or moral dilemmas such as to sacrifice one character in order to save another as one example. The “Butterfly Effect” system blurs the line between right and wrong decisions and it is possible for players to keep all eight characters alive or to have them all killed, allowing for many different paths and scenarios players can take and seemingly endless multiple endings. There is also a very strict saving function that will not allow you as the player to reload a previous save file in case you immediately regret a decision you have made.

Also, before playing the game, players are asked a series of questions such as “what frightens you more dark places or large crowds?” These answers are used to affect you thoughout the game. If you chose dark places, the killer might trap you in an area where you can’t see him before he kills you. It attempts to tailor the game to what terrifies YOU.

Pick up “Until Dawn” August 25.

The Last of Us on PS4 Uses More Detailed Character Models

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Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog Games has revealed that the remastered edition of “The Last of Us” on the PlayStation 4 will display character models closer to high-fidelity.

“We don’t build it with high assets in mind to then port it, but it did give us a leg up,” Druckmann told the publication which is available now in print and digitally. “If we hadn’t done that, we might not have made the call to bring it over to PS4.”

He also explained that in order to bring the celebrated game to the PS4, the team has to start from scratch with an entirely different architecture.

“Our cinematics are now running at 1080p and 60fps, and that involved rendering them all from scratch. It’s interesting that now [instead of a technical bottleneck], the bottleneck is ‘Can we fit all this on the disc?'”

Thankfully for those who already own the game on the PS3 will be entitled to get the game on PS4 for a discount.

“The Last of Us Remastered” is scheduled for release in the third or fourth quarter of 2014.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Gets PS4 Release Date

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Isn’t there just something fishy about that well-dressed man? Now you can find out as “Octodad: Dadliest Catch” has gotten a PlayStation 4 release date of April 22. 

“We started Octodad as a ragtag group of students, and it’s been a long and crazy ride getting our silly game on the PS4,” wrote Kevin Zuhn, creative director of Octodad. “We’ve taken the time to improve it based on feedback from our players.”

The game will be priced at  $15 USD, though PlayStation Plus users can dive into the action during the first week for just $12, netting them a $3 savings.

The PlayStation 4 release will offer additional content, stowing more deck-swabbing, jig-dancing, and disguise-wearing challenges than originally included in the PC release. With a new local co-op mode, players can each captain one of Octodad’s tentacles and work together in an attempt not to flounder all over the place.

The Last of Us Remastered Coming to PS4 Summer 2014

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“The Last of Us” (also known as one of the greatest games ever made) will be released on the PlayStation 4 this summer in a “Remastered” edition. The news was confirmed by Sony earlier this week.

According to PlayStation community strategist Arne Meyer,

“Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements. We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.”

All the major content that has been released since the game launched in June 2013 will be included and an exclusive director’s commentary for all the in-game cinematics will be included as well. The commentary will feature Creative Director and Writer, Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor, Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award winning Voice Actress, Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.

For players that preorder The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 from stores will receive the following extras:

  • 100 Supply Points (XP) for use in Factions mode
  • Two special bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which will be unlocked after your complete the single player campaign
  • Increased Crafting Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Increased Healing Speed for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign
  • Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade for use in the Single Player Campaign

Players that preorder on the PlayStation Store will receive three extra preorder bonuses to unlocks in Factions multiplayer that include:

  • Early Access to the Brawler Survival Skill in Factions Mode
  • Early Access to additional Loadout Points for use in Factions mode
  • Early Access to the Jeep Cap and Surgical Mask for use in Factions mode

More Than One Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold in the First 24 Hours

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The next generation in console gaming is officially here as the Sony PlayStation 4 hit shelves last week. Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that the PS4 has sold more than one million units during the first 24 hours after it became available on November 15, 2013 in the United States and Canada.

Andrew House, President and Group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. said,

“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal. Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on November 29. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support.”

The PS4 launch featured highly anticipated games such as “Killzone Shadow Fall,” “Knack,” “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag,” “NBA 2K14” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

PlayStation 4 Reported As “Noticeably Faster” Than Xbox One

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According to the UK magazine, Edge, anonymous developer sources have reported that the PS4  is “noticeably faster” than the Xbox One in what they refer to as “key performance” areas. In the report, the sources state that the memory reads on the PS4 are about 40-50% faster than on the rival next-gen console. Also noted is the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) on Sony’s graphic card is twice as fast. Continue reading PlayStation 4 Reported As “Noticeably Faster” Than Xbox One

Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Players Will Be Able to Transfer to PS4 For Free

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Final Fantasy PS3 players can rejoice and breathe easier. Square Enix has officially confirmed that PS3 owners of the MMO “Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn” will be able to transfer to the PlayStation 4 version for free. According to Square Enix, all characters will have the ability to be moved between the two versions.  Continue reading Final Fantasy XIV PS3 Players Will Be Able to Transfer to PS4 For Free

Activision Announces Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for Just $10

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In case you didn’t think getting a PlayStation 4 had enough perks, Activision announced today their participation in the PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 upgrade program. This announcement means they will offer the “Call of Duty: Ghosts” players the option to upgrade for just $10 from The PS3 to the PS4.  Continue reading Activision Announces Call of Duty: Ghosts PlayStation Upgrade for Just $10

PlayStation 4 Launches Nov. 15 in North America, Nov. 29 in Europe and Latin America

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Sony, you brilliant bastards, beating out Microsoft at every turn when it comes to the next-gen console release wars. This week at Gamescom, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc has officially announced the release date for the PlayStation 4 as November 15, 2013 in Canada and the U.S., and from November 29, 2013 in Europe including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. (We still do not have a release date for the Xbox One.) Continue reading PlayStation 4 Launches Nov. 15 in North America, Nov. 29 in Europe and Latin America