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Sony added 1GB of DRAM to the PS4 Pro, joins 8GB GDDR5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 days ago

Sony announced its new PlayStation 4 Pro console earlier this month, but since the unveiling event Sony has added 1GB of RAM to the PS4 Pro.




During an interview with Lead System Architect Mark Cerny and IGN, it was revealed that Sony has added 1GB of DRAM into the PS4 Pro, with the 1GB of DRAM being much slower than the 8GB GDDR5 RAM in the normal PS4. He said: "We felt games needed a little more memory, about 10 percent more, so we added about 1GB of slow, conventional DRAM to the console".


The additional RAM will also be used to store background applications for multi-tasking in your games, instead of reserving some of the unified GDDR5 RAM that it used for the OS and games. The new PS4 Pro will cost $400 and launch on November 10 with a 1TB HDD and remember, no 4K Blu-ray player. For that, you'd have to buy Sony's competitor in the Xbox One S.

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Oceanhorn hit record sales, teases Switch development

By: Anthony Garreffa, Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Last month publisher FDG Entertainment released their adaptation of a Zelda inspired themed game 'Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas' for Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In just a few short weeks, the game skyrocketed with popularity as it has gone on to sell over a million units between the two gaming platforms alone.




The success was enough to motivate more versions for additional consoles, in an announcement recently made by the developer. Android and PlayStation Vita have now been added to the list, along with a "Nintendo Console".


The official statement made by the company reads: "After the successful launch of Oceanhorn on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game managed to top 1 Million units sold across all platforms. Oceanhorn is currently available on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox. The game will be ported to even more platforms soon - including Android, PlayStation Vita and a Nintendo console."

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New Plants Vs Zombies: Heroes launches on iOS & Android

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

The smash hit PopCap game "Plants Vs Zombies" has now entered the CCG genre. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes is available now for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices as a free download via in-app purchases from Google Play or the Apple Store.




The new title combines PvZ's traditional lane-based gameplay with the addition of a collectible card structure. Zombies can play cards at the top of each lane, whereas Plants get the bottom of the lanes. The cards will cost energy to play therefore, the sun will be assigned to the Plants and Brains for the Zombies.


The game includes competitive modes that allows players to battle against one another. It will also feature a single-player campaign with 400 levels that can assist in earning new cards as they progress throughout the game.

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30% discount with Nintendo's Europe Birthday Promotion

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Celebrating birthdays just got even better with Europe's Nintendo "Just for You" promotion starting October 2016. The info for this offer comes direct online from "Nintendo Insider" just yesterday via the Nintendo website.




The special allows a 30% discount for selected Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games at the Nintendo eShop for those birthday boys and girls. To obtain this promotion, users will have to register for a Nintendo Account and have selected to receive the promotion emails from Nintendo, then link their account to their Nintendo Network ID.


Selected titles can be bought directly from the Nintendo website or within the Just for You section on the Nintendo eShop. All games available for this promotion are listed on Nintendo's website.

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Watch Metallica's themed gameplay trailer that failed

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

Long before Guitar Hero: Metallica made its debut in March 2009, Kotaku revealed in 2011 of another band-themed game that unfortunately didn't go anywhere. The title, named after one of Metallica's songs: 'Damage Inc.' never saw the light of day. The track was scheduled for 2005, but never reached store shelves.



The team at PtoPOnline recently published an extended gameplay trailer showing off the content and style of the game in more detail. Damage Inc was designed to be a post-apocalyptic vehicular-combat-action themed concept with a somewhat Mad Max influence jammed into the mix of it all. The video demo provides an incomplete version of the concept art by artist, Calum Alexander Watt and game extras for what was originally developed for Sony PlayStation 2, and eventually Xbox and PC.


Whilst the rumors for a comeback were spreading around the gaming industry to see it launch on the Sony PSP, that fizzled as well with any hopes of a return. It seems that the heavy metal band wasn't set out for making anything other than great music!

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Dead Rising 4 has 18 holes of mini golf to play through

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

Dead Rising 4 will see a new addition to its DLC pack in the way of mini golf. Yes, that's right! The humble and innocent sporting game was announced recently via Microsoft , to be included in the content for Dead Rising 4's season pass.




The 18-hole mini golf course will be named "Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf." The DLC will feature an online multiplayer support for up to four players. The fairways are spread throughout the game's setting of Willamette, Colorado, with the inclusion of the infamous mall.


So as if Mini Golf and the living dead combined together wasn't already awesome, the best is still yet to come. Instead of a putter, players will use guns and shoot the ball in order to move it. Toss those clubs aside as they won't be needed anymore.




Dead Rising 4 season pass will also include the Frank Rising expansion and Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack.


The pack will feature holiday-themed:


  • Weapons
  • Vehicles
  • Zombies
  • Costumes

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Star Wars Battlefront DLC pack announced for November 18

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Star Wars fans hold onto your lightsabers as the gaming world just got a little bit better with a new DLC pack! EA DICE has officially announced Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition will now be readily available to players on November 18.




The new and exciting DLC extra will include the standard base game and season pass to all four expansion packs:


  • Outer Rim
  • Bespin
  • Death Star
  • Rogue One: Scarif

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Xbox boss says Nintendo has 'bold vision' with Switch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Nintendo made its codename NX console official with the announcement of Switch, one of the most interesting consoles ever, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has nothing but praise for the company and its new console.




Spencer was asked on Twitter about what he thinks about Nintendo's new console, and he replied: "I'm always impressed with the ability to state a bold vision and build a product that delivers on that vision". It's not the first time that Spencer has praised the competition, as he has said good things about Sony and the PS4, and has said that Microsoft's relationship with Nintendo has been "great".


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Nintendo Switch is official! Lots of details right here

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New Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage debuted by Nintendo

Download Bungie's 2.4.1 patch update for Destiny now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 15 hours ago

Developer Bungie has released the latest update, patch 2.4.1 for their hit game "Destiny". The patch is now live on PS4 and Xbox One.




The first person shooter has been altered so that the progression system takes the newly introduced Destiny: Rise of Iron's "Wrath of the Machine Raid" hard mode into account. The light level cap has also been revamped with an increased to 400.


The following Source Rewards have been updated:


  • Strike chests, Nightfall Strikes, Exotic engrams, Trials of Osiris, Crucible and Iron Banner now provide equipment up to 400 light.
  • The Archon's Forge, the Heroic SIVA Strike playlist, and Legendary engrams now provide equipment up to 385 light.
  • The normal SIVA Strike playlist and Rare engrams now provide equipment up to 365 light.

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Hearthstone game costs players a pretty penny to play

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 16 hours ago

Game developer Blizzard has recently announced a new event for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft starting this coming week. The collectible card game will soon play host to "Heroic Tavern Brawl".




The new exclusive will cost customers $10 or 1000 in-game gold. Participants create a standard deck from their existing card pool and lock it in before their first Heroic Brawl match. Once this happens there will be no changes made to the deck once players are locked in.


Like all battles, an opponent will be assigned per gamer. Similar to the Arena, 12 wins will get the best rewards including 50 cards packs, 3 random golden legendary cards and a bunch of gold and arcane dust. A maximum of 3 losses will cause elimination.

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