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Sony has shown off the first gameplay footage to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, which is an exclusive to the PlayStation 4, at its own PlayStation Experience event. The footage can be viewed in the video below.
As you can see, or might have noticed, it is running at Full HD (1920x1080, or 1080p) at a fluid 60FPS. There's an increase in visual effects and detail, such as Nathan Drake rustling up the foliage as he walks past it, or through it, and dust being flicked up when bullets start smashing into rocks and other parts of the environment.
Naughty Dog did promise us 1080p at 60FPS a little while ago, so it's good to see them mostly hitting the target here with Uncharted 4 on the PS4. For now, enjoy that nice, long 15-minute video of Uncharted 4 on the PlayStation 4.
Nintendo hasn't been having the best time with its Wii U console, but there was a decent spike in sales when they released Mario Kart 8. Well, I think we're going to see another system seller in The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U, something the company showed off during The Game Awards in Las Vegas last night.
As you can see from the world premiere footage, it looks quite incredible. The Legend for Zelda on the Wii U has access to much more horsepower, more power that was available for any previous Zelda title, and it pays off - it looks incredible. The scale of the game is absolutely incredible, and the Wii U controller is used to great effect thanks to its touchscreen.
Apples grow on trees, with Nintendo teasing you can pick them off the trees, and eat them. Some will notice that the game is running very fluidly, hitting 60FPS. Nintendo has promised The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, stating it is arriving next year. They also teased that the new Star Fox is coming to the Wii U before Zelda arrives in 2015. I kinda want that game, well, now. Please, Nintendo?
EA is feeling generous this holiday season, with the company giving away three free PlayStation games. The reason? They're celebrating this weekend's PlayStation Experience event.
Peter Moore, EA's Chief Operating Officer announced at the Sony PlayStation Experience event that three games will be free on the PlayStation Store over the weekend: Need for Speed: Most Wanted for the PlayStation Vita, Mirror's Edge for the PS3 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for the PS4. Go get them now, as they're only free until 12PM PT.
According to "an insider" at Rockstar Games, there is a sequel in production to Red Dead Redemption 2. What's so special about RDR 2? According to the rumor, it will have a heavy emphasis on cooperative play, which would be a very, very big change.
The insider took to the NeoGAF forums, where they said: "So I spoke to an insider at Rockstar who confirmed that Rockstar is indeed developing a sequel to Red Dead Redemption for PS4/Xbox One. Don't have a lot of concrete details but expect co-op to be integrated and focused on".
We shouldn't be surprised that it is riding onto the Xbox One and PS4, but we should be surprised at the lack of a PC version. Considering the total craziness surrounding the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V, you'd think Rockstar would've learned by now, that the PC audience is huge. Hopefully this changes closer to Red Dead Redemption 2's announcement, and release.
We knew it was coming, but today it's here: Metal Gear Online has been announced. Metal Gear Online is the online side of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and was unveiled today at The Game Awards.
Metal Gear Online is being developed by Kojima Production's new LA-based studio, with an MGS spin on the team deathmatch goodness, kind of. Within the team-based competitive shooter, players can tag enemy locations with their binoculars, teleport, leave toy dogs to distract their enemies, and shoot down fulton parachutes that could steal, or kidnap their friends. There's also an AT-ST style bipedal walking tank, but I'll let you check out the trailer for that one.
Update: Techland has reportedly updated the PC system requirements for Dying Light, which are much more tame than we reported. Instead of 8GB of RAM being required, and 16GB of RAM recommended, it is 4GB required and 8GB recommended. The GPU side of things is much better - with the required GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6870 versus the GTX 670 and Radeon HD 7870. The recommended GPU stays the same, with a GTX 780 or R9 290 recommended for Dying Light.
Techland has revealed the PC requirements for its upcoming zombie shooter, Dying Light. Dying Light will have PC gamers needing, at a minimum, an Intel Core i5-2500 at 3.3GHz, or an AMD FX-8320 at 3.5GHz. Not only that, but you'll need 8GB of RAM, 40GB of free HDD space, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870.
If you want to run the game with Dying Light's recommended PC specifications, you'll need a Core i5-4670K at 3.4GHz, FX-8350 at 4GHz. Something that is surprising, is that Techland is recommending you have 16GB of RAM which isn't super crazy these days, but it's still a damn steep requirement for something that doesn't feature the most mind-blowing graphics. You'll still need 40GB of HDD space, with the GPU requirements scaling up to a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290.
A 64-bit version of Windows is required as a minimum, with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 all being supported.
After a hectic week of Grand Theft Auto V being pulled from Target shelves, and then Kmart Australia following through with the same action, Australian gamers are now petitioning to have the Bible banned. Yes, that Bible.
The petition has reached Change.org, where it has secured itself over 35,070 votes, with 14,930 more required. The petition states that the Bible "encourages readers to murder women for entertainment" by "commit(ting) sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'god' points".
It continues, adding: "Target, you pride yourself on being a family company, caring for local communities, and have a strong ethical sourcing policy. How can you do this while contributing to hostile and callous attitudes toward victims of violence and, more broadly, to all women?". The petition finishes by asking: "Please put ethics before profits and make a strong statement that you do not condone sexual violence, sexual exploitation or the abuse of women as 'entertainment'".
After reaching the 4th installment in this series, hilarious YouTube content creator Goldvision is on a mission. His whole aim in Grand Theft Auto online is to play "with the intent to never hurt and never kill other players. He has succeeded thus far." This is a vast contrast to the massive media coverage of the social out lash against Australian retailers by members of the public, claiming GTA to promote misogynist views alongside promoting murder of women and rape culture.
Offering a very Max Payne-eque voice over, Goldvision covers his turmoils, issues, thoughts and triumphs whilst trotting around in GTA Online, with the sole aim of not causing any wreckage, carnage, murder or pillage. Self-quoted as "trying to discern the difference between determination and an experience points bar" this series is likely to leave you in stitches.
Alongside providing videos related to other gaming titles including Planetside 2 reports and Destiny tips, tricks & trouble, the GTA Pacifist series is something that caught our eye.
Azubu TV has been on a mission, hiring a plethora of new staff over the past four months in different roles ranging from a Chief Technology Officer to Creative Directors and Social Media Marketing Managers.
As according to their press-release issued just a few days ago, Azubu are aiming to expand "with a clear goal in mind: to be the standout destination to watch, play, and engage in all things eSports."
They've been picking and choosing their staff, bragging acquisitions of people who have worked for big-name studios such as NBC Universal and Warner Bros. This is all in a plight to capture some market share of the now-dominant streaming platform Twitch.TV.
The final nail in the Aussie retail coffin has been hammered, big-name retailer Kmart has joined its brother Target in removing the latest Rockstar Games release, GTA V, off their shelves. But wait, there's more!
In the latest breaking news, GTA IV has fallen victim to the wide sweep against the apparent misogynist, sexist and rape culture values that GTA are allegedly demonstrating through their campaign and free play modes. This was all started through a Change.org petition by former sex workers, claiming that GTA V was "sickening" which brought people to ask - why have you waited until now to protest and why only this singular game?