Monthly Archives: March 2014

Ubisoft will be supporting last-gen consoles over the next few years

Ubisoft will continue to develop for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles for several more years, company vice-president of creative Lionel Raynaud told Edge.

“We will have videogames for PS3 and 360 for this year and probably the years after,” said Raynaud prior to confirmation of Assassin’s Creed Unity on XBox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. “We want to be able to provide videogames to people who are playing on these consoles. Black Flag was the first Assassin’s Creed videogame of this new generation but it was designed with that in mind, but I wouldn’t say it was a cross-generation videogame, as it has features that could only be for this generation.”

Developing across both last and current gen systems isn’t restrictive for developers, Raynaud…

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Watch Dogs graphics look better in the latest trailer

Watch Dogs graphics look better in the latest trailer

LATEST NEWS! 31/03/2014: The recently-released Watch Dogs Welcome to Chicago trailer contains footage captured from the PlayStation 4 version of the videogame, Ubisoft Montreal has revealed.

“Just to clarify: Our “Welcome to Chicago” trailer is indeed PlayStation 4 Devkit footage. I kcurrently this was a popular question so there you go :),” Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin confirmed on Twitter.

Elsewhere, Morin was again asked about the videogame’s 2012 E3 reveal footage, which many consider to be of a higher graphical quality than footage subsequently released.

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UK chart: InFamous PS4 holds off Diablo 3 expansion

UK chart: InFamous PlayStation 4 holds off Diablo 3 expansion

PlayStation 4-exclusive InFamous: Second Son holds the UK videogames-chart top spot for a second week, keeping Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, Titanfall and new entry Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls at bay.

Chart-track’s data won’t include Battle.net sales of Blizzard’s new videogame, however, which presumably tell a different story. Reaper of Souls enters sixth.

It’s an InFamous, MGS, Titanfall first, second, third, then, with FIFA 14 fourth and the Lego Movie video videogame fifth.

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Infinity Ward teases Predator DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts

Infinity Ward teases Predator DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts

LATEST NEWS! 31/03/2014: Activision has confirmed the Predator appears in the next Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC, Devastation.

Towards the end of the video, below, we get a glimpse of the alien hunter in Ghosts. He (it?) is added to the videogame with the upcoming Devastation add-on, due out on 3rd April for XBox One and XBox 360. Other platforms get it afterwards.

Elsewhere in the video we get a look at the four new maps: Ruins, Behemoth, Collision and Unearthed, the latter of which is a re-imagined version of Dome from Modern Warfare 3.

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PSXE Poll Update: VR Gaming Generates Definite Intrigue

PSXE Poll Update: VR Gaming Generates Definite Intrigue
Our latest poll results show a gaming populace that is intrigued by the new VR tech. This week, how well do old classics hold up under modern scrutiny?

EGX Rezzed Game of the Show 2014

EGX Rezzed Game of the Show 2014

This year, we’ve decided to cheat. Although we’re still happy to crown a Game of the Show, there are so many exciting videogames at EGX Rezzed 2014 being showcased at all sorts of different stages of development that we’ve decided to include a few others as well in our new Editors’ Picks category. (There is no trophy, but if there were then it would be a little golden pickaxe to reflect the sparkling craftwork on display.)

EGX Rezzed, which is run by Eurovideogamer.net’s publisher Gamer Network and which we contribute to by organising the developer sessions, began life as a PC and indie show, and while it’s grown into a larger event with around 15,000 visitors this year and embraced multiple formats, it still retains that independent vibe, and the quality of indie videogames just continues to rise. As Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell put it on Twitter, “Thoroughly impressed by the calibre of indie videogames on display at Rezzed. Vibrant, solid work.” Bithell himself was on the developer session stage to show off stealth videogame Volume, which hardly looks shabby either.

After a lot of debate among the Eurovideogamer.net team at the show, then, we’ve settled on a short list of excellent-looking videogames, but don’t be too upset if you think things should have turned out differently or something is missing, because the point is you’re probably right. If you need a reminder that gaming is in an exciting moment right currently, there are plenty to find at the NEC this weekend. Starting with…

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Sony Wireless Headset 2.0 review

Sony Wireless Headset 2.0 review

The market for wireless gaming headsets has blown wide open in recent years, with third party brands such as Tritton, Turtle Beach and Astro each offering powerful accompaniments to the online FPS experience. Enter Sony with its first official PlayStation 4-compatible offering; an over-ear, noise-isolating, virtual 7.1 surround sound headset with an integrated rechargeable battery. At just shy of £80 it undercuts the competition bearing the same bullet-points – but taking into account its build quality, sound reproduction and features, does it pass muster in practise?

Taking the set out of a no-frills box, the unit itself is a match for the Astro A50 headset in terms of overall size. To suit the PlayStation 4 console’s own angular, minimalist look, the headset sports a symmetrical design with a fetching royal blue and black motif. It’s sleek and simple, with a matte plastic headband and two faux-leather ear-cups that are fully collapsible for travel. As for the microphone, an aperture is discretely built into the left earpiece, meaning there’s no need to adjust an extended wire into position every time you play.

Sony’s new set is a light fit too, with several notches on either side to adjust for head size. Unlike the Turtle Beach X5 or Astro A50, which cushion the ears with soft nylon meshes and felt, Sony’s new headset opts for faux-leather padding. This step away from fabric has a few trade-offs; the main one being that it minimises dust and hair build-up, but with a material at the risk of long play sessions leaving you feeling hot behind the ears. The leatherette material doesn’t ventilate nearly as well as other headsets we’ve tried, but outside of this one drawback, it does help make the set comfortable to wear – and largely transparent during a gaming session.

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Ben’s Week In Review: March 30

Ben’s Week In Review: March 30
I'm not sure we need (or even want) PS1 videogames in 1080p high-definition, those 100+ PlayStation 4 videogames for 2014 isn't impressive, and it's time to play catch-up!

PS4 The Last of Us “Complete Edition” listed on Spanish retailer site

PlayStation 4 The Last of Us “Complete Edition” listed on Spanish retailer site

Spanish retailer XtraLife is currently allowing customers to pre-order a PlayStation 4 version of The Last of Us “Complete Edition,” which also comes with its Left Behind DLC and a one-strap backpack.

XtraLife has priced the videogame at €65, which is almost $90, and listed the release date as June 19.

The listing appeared only a few days after PlayStation Turkey VP Sercan Sulun said The Last of Us will soon be coming to the PlayStation 4 as both a physical and online release. At this point, this rumor has not been officially confirmed by Sony. As we said when we first reported on the story, the up-res gambit worked for the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition update, but sometimes executives are just confused or wrong.

The listing on XtraLife seems pretty specific, but keep in mind that the cover art could be easily faked, and that XtraLife seems to offer other videogame-branded products, like this Battlefield 4 water bottle.

For more on The Last of Us, check out our previous coverage.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.
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