Monthly Archives: October 2016

Download: Episode 182 VideoGamer UK Podcast

FIFA 17 is outselling PES by quite the margin, but is it any good? Will Modern Warfare Remastered ever be available without Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Will Dave ever be the same after VR? All this and more in this week’s VideoGamer UK Podcast.

Feature: Don’t play PlayStation VR Worlds’ Scavengers Odyssey after eating


Scavengers Odyssey is an intense first-person shooter experience that sees you piloting a mechsuit, jumping across floating space rocks and clearing out an infested alien ship of space bugs. It’s the only mini-videogame included on the disc that is described as featuring ‘360 degree movement’, which, as that would imply, means there’s a significantly higher risk of nausea.<br /><br />Standard movement is no different to any other cockpit-controlled VR videogame. However, each time you jump, the videogame automatically rotates you to land flat on the landing area, spinning the camera mid-air to…

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Feature: PlayStation VR is here – and it’s seriously impressive

Dave spends a few days in virtual truth to bring you his thoughts on the launch line-up and final hardware.

In the video below, I chat to Alice about my experience with PlayStation VR so far, discussing its comfort, screen quality and overall impressions.<br /><br /><br /><br />And we’ve dived deeper into one of the most impressive PSVR videogames I’ve tried so far, Batman: Arkham VR.<br /><br /><br /><br />Later today, Patreon members will also be able to watch myself and Tom heading into Until Dawn: Rush of Blood’s terrifying haunted house. (Spoiler: I never want to play it again. Wait. That’s a lie. I do because it’s surprisingly good, but also…

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Feature: PlayStation VR Worlds’ best mini-game is the one you’re least excited for

Danger Ball the highlight of a technically-impressive but content-limited package.

But they’re ultimately all just short, micro experiences designed to show off the capabilities of PlayStation VR. Tech demos, in other words. The kind of thing you try once and never return to again, resulting in a disc that really should have been included with the headset. To be frank, I can’t believe it wasn’t.<br /><br />There’s one mini-videogame, though, that’s kept me coming back. It’s an actual videogame, too, rather than an experience, and one I’d wager wasn’t on your radar when it came to PlayStation VR Worlds: Danger Ball.<br /><br />Danger Ball is fantastic. Truth…

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News: The first PS4 HDR game has arrived

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been patched to support HDR, on XBox One S too.

Square Enix has updated Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to support HDR visuals on both PlayStation 4 and XBox One S.<br /><br />There’s also support for PlayStation 4 Pro, though the upgraded visuals can’t be tested until the new console launches next month. PlayStation 4 Pro enhancements include an increased resolution, reduced aliasing, improvements to reflective surfaces, more detailed lighting effects and with no compromise to the frame rate.<br /><br />Update v1.05<br /><br />The following features have been added:<br /><br />HDR support for PlayStation 4 and XBox One…

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News: Google’s new Daydream View VR headset is made with soft breathable fabric

Launches in November priced £69.

Launching in November at only £69, the Daydream View will utlise a range of new Android 7.0 phones, including the newly announced Google Pixel and Pixel XL.<br /><br /><br /><br />Comfortable. Inspired by the clothes we enjoy wearing, the headset is made with soft, breathable fabric. It is 30% lighter than similar devices and is designed to fit over eyeglasses.<br /><br />Easy to use. Just drop in your Daydream-ready phone and you’ll be ready to go. The phone and headset have an auto-alignment system so you don’t have to worry about cables or…

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News: A new Beyond Good & Evil game is in pre-production

Michael Ancel confirms what we all thought.

Alongside the image of a Rastafarian rhino, Ancel wrote: "Endangered species – currently saved – Game in pre-production – Stay tuned !"<br /><br />Ancel has been teasing a new Beyond Good & Evil videogame over the past week, posting images of what appeared to be a baby Pey’j, the adoptive uncle of Beyond Good & Evil’s Jade, and an anthropomorphic shark.<br /><br />The baby Pey’j image was accompanied by the text: "Somewhere in system 4 … – Thanks #ubisoft for making this possible !"<br /><br />System 4 is the location of the planets…

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News: PS VR won’t play nicely with your HDR TV

Users looking for HDR on their supported TVs will need to disconnect the PS VR Processor Unit.

Sounds awesome, unless that is you want to play videogames in HDR, the big new feature Sony made a bit of a song and dance about with the PlayStation 4 Pro and patched into all existing PlayStation 4s too.<br /><br />A new PS VR FAQ posted on PlayStation Blog reveals the limitations of the Processing Unit’s pass through functionality.<br /><br />"The PU supports video pass through so that you can enjoy regular non-VR content on your TV when you have the PlayStation 4 connected to the TV via the PU, and the PU is connected to power via the AC adapter and the PS VR headset is not in use. This pass…

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News: You can’t sell on Infinite Warfare and keep playing Modern Warfare Remastered

It looks like you need the Infinite Warfare videogame disc inserted in order to play the remaster.

However, the situation could be about to get a whole lot more hostile after a message appeared on the Modern Warfare Remastered website, indicating you’ll need to retain your copy of Infinite Warfare should you hope to keep playing the remaster.<br /><br />The relevant section in the note below is in bold.<br /><br />"At launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® Remastered will contain only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare videogame. Additional MP maps will be made available by 12/31/2016. Modern Warfare Remastered is a full videogame download (videogame…

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