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Details Of Sony’s PS4 Revealed At E3: A Summary
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:27 Written by Laddie13 Tuesday, 11 June 2013 04:27
Sony‘s E3 conference got off to a slow start while it focused on The Vita and PS3 with Sony vowing to support their elder consoles despite stepping into the ring with a new generation of Sony, the PS4. Admittedly, I cringed a little when talk turned to a deal they are forging with Sony Pictures to deliver gamer specific content, oh Sony don’t make the same mistakes Microsoft did when they announced Xbox One. Things got better once Shuhei Yoshida was brought on stage and focus turned to the PS4, which let’s face it, that’s what we wanted to see anyway.
The first surprise reveal was a game with a definite Steampunk feel called The Order 1886. The Order is the result of a partnership between Sony Santa Monica and Ready At Dawn Studios. Once again we got glimpses of Killzone Shadow Fall, Drive Club, the Knack and Infamous Second Son. And Ubisoft a long time supporter of Sony showed off extended gameplay of Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed IV and promised exclusive content from both games to be availabe for users of both the PS4 and PS3. Square Enix showed off Final Fantasy Versus XIII as well as the long sought after Kingdoms Heart 3. In perhaps one of the oddest announcements was Elder Scrolls Online, coming to PS4 in a timed exclusive. Perhaps Bethesda’s way of apologizing to PS3 Skyrim users?
Sony also detailed their new Indie game publishing deal that lets developers “self publish” their games. The Indie friendly program has attracted some of the best indie developers such as SuperGiant Games who were responsible for the excellent Bastion and who showed off their new game, Transistor. Red Barrels will be bringing their frightening survival horror to the party and a remake of OddWorld Abe‘s Oddysee referred to as “New and Tasty” will also grace the PS4. However no game could compare to the combo punch that Sony dealt next. They made it abundantly clear that the PS4 supports used games! The applause of the crowd was overwhelming, and Sony went on to further knock Microsoft out of the ring by stating that Ps4 also does not require an online connection or daily check ins. Wait, it gets better! Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Ps4 will retail for $399, a full hundred dollars cheaper than its rival, Xbox One. Read more: Details Of Sony’s PS4 Revealed At E3: A Summary
Earn Raptr Rewards with Assassin’s Creed III!
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2013 04:22 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 14 February 2013 05:00
Looking for a way to earn some extra goodies for that recently beaten copy of Assassin’s Creed III? Then you need to fire up the upcoming DLC, The Tyranny of King Washington: Infamy and play with Raptr! Once Ubisoft releases the DLC pack on February 19th, players can earn different items depending on what trophy\achievement they unlock and platform they play on.
Gamers on the Xbox 360 can unlock a Bald Eagle avatar pet or a Connor avatar outfit. PC players will get their hands on either the Hidden Secrets or Battle Hardened DLC packs. PS3 owners get the best with the Treasure Trove. Treasure Trove will gift one piece of DLC at random. Choices will be the Hidden Secrets DLC, Battle Hardened DLC, or digital copies of either Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Revelations Ultimate Edition or Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate Editions contain the base game and most, if not all, game related DLC.
Never heard of Raptr? Raptr is a social based gaming community that tracks your trophies and achievements. It helps you know how dedicated you are in a typical game and shows how you stack up against friends. It’s free to join and walks you easily through setting up your Xbox Live, PSN and Steam IDs. Raptr offers a tidy amount of rewards based upon different game unlocks. Go here and sign up today!
Next Assassin’s Creed going all new.
Last Updated on Thursday, 7 February 2013 04:47 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 7 February 2013 05:00
It appears Ubisoft is looking to change up the next Assassin’s Creed again by bringing some new elements. First up is a new hero. Yes a new Assassin already. Secondly will be a new time period for the game. Lastly we can expect a new developer for the game.
I’m pretty sad that we haven’t heard about a new side chapter like AC: Brotherhood or Revelations. Ubisoft spent a lot of time getting us to become familiar with Connor to just dump him for another new face and new backstory. Connor is still ripe for adventure, especially in the Revolutionary America time frame. Why not give us a fall sequel like they’ve been doing? After Brotherhood and Revelations, it seems so right.
The surprising thing is that they’re using a new developer for the game. Ubisoft Montreal has done a bang up job of the franchise so far, why dump them? And who is this mystery developer? Are they going to the recently purchased THQ Montreal? Inquiring minds want to know!
Ubisoft says the next Assassin’s Creed should be out before April 2014. More details will be forthcoming.
Two weeks of roaming in Assassin’s Creed 3.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:58 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 14 November 2012 03:00
Living the Creed isn’t as easy as it used to be. The Templars have made a huge push, the Brotherhood is close to extinction. The Templars believe them, our fellow Assassins finished. Their unchecked grab for power is becoming dangerous for more than just the long though dead Assassins. They have their sights set on a new land - America. They see in it the potential for a new base of ordered control. What better time for a new Assassin to come forth from the shadows, to protect not only his people but all free people?
Setting the stage for Assassin’s Creed 3 was certainly no easy feat after gamers flocked to Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his blood soaked quest for vengeance. Over the course of three games, he became the mascot for the franchise and a hard act to follow. Most of us were excited to see how Ubisoft could pull off not just a new protagonist but a Native American one at that. Rushing through the forest, hunting all manner of prey, all set against the backdrop of the American Revolution. We’ve had our hands on the game for couple weeks now and while this by no means a traditional review, it gives you geeks a great look at Assassin’s Creed 3.
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