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Pokémon GO Buddy System, not only cute but useful

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Pokémon GO fans can now suit up and take their buddy along for the ride with the latest Pokémon system update, allowing users to assign a Pokemon as their buddy as they walk alongside your avatar.

 

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The new feature is available now for Apple and Android users with Niantic's latest update that lets the likes of Pikachu, stand on the ground beside the trainer avatar in the details screen. The cuteness overload factor comes into play after accumulating 10km, the little yellow mon hops onto your shoulder, replicating the bond and friendship that character Ash experienced in the original TV series.

 

Other Pokémon such as Jigglypuff, Charmander and Evee are amongst the available mon for the update. The advantage of having an active Buddy Pokémon while walking earns candy for that particular species, which can then be used to increase status.

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Dark Souls-like samurai slasher NiOh launches Feb 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Team Ninja's hard-as-nails action survival game NiOh will launch in February of next year on PS4...but the studio has no plans to bring the game to PC.

 

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At Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show 2016 extravaganza, Team Ninja finally revealed a concrete release date for their celebrated sadistic samurai slasher NiOh. Sadly the game won't be launching in 2016, and Koei Tecmo has announced that NiOh will instead launch on February 9, 2017 exclusively to the PS4.

 

The game itself incorporates elements from Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls while mingling feudal Japan into the mix for some Japanese mythology and mysticism, providing an interesting--if not extremely difficult--mix of gameplay mechanics. After trying out NiOh's early alpha and demo test, I can say without a doubt the game has staggering potential to become one of strongest PS4 exclusives available today: the swordplay is extremely satisfying, and you have a huge array of RPG upgrades and weapons to choose from--all of which have different stances and functions in battle.

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Battlefield 1 custom Xbox One S console costs $449

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

For the upcoming release of Battlefield 1, Microsoft has created a new bundle pack for customers purchasing the latest Xbox One S console. The new look is for the Xbox One S (1TB) bundled with Battlefield 1 Special Edition , which is available for pre-order from various game stores, and Microsoft itself.

 

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Gamers wanting to purchase this exclusive model, won't have to wait too long as it will be available 13th October. The Battlefield 1 themed Xbox One S console will be setting gamers back around $449 from the Microsoft store, depending on the region.

 

One of the biggest changes made is the appearance. The obvious colour difference is in keeping with the army/battle theme from the game. The dark, military green console comes with a matching controller and stand. The bundle pack also includes Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, which comes pre-installed on the console. The Deluxe Edition also provides the Hellfighter Pack, Red Baron Pack, Lawrence of Arabia Pack, and a new visual appearance of the Behemoths

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TOXIKK free edition released, teases the full game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

If you're like me, you're a fan of old school first-person arena shooters like Quake 3, Unreal, and more - well, if you hadn't heard of Reakktor Studios' TOXIKK, you're in for a treat.

 

 

The studio has released a free edition of TOXIKK, which includes a bunch of the full core game experience, minus all of the maps, vehicles, campaign mode, and more. The core experience is still there, allowing you to play on the official TOXIKK servers with bots, or real-life foes, as well as all of the weapons and mutators.

 

You can grab TOXIKK's free edition right here.

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PS4 mods will exist thanks to Farming Simulator 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Farming Simulator 2017 will support mods on Xbox One and PS4 when it launches in October.

 

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When Bethesda announced that Sony wouldn't let them bring Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition mods to PS4, Sony earned a lot of ire from console owners. Everyone thought that PS4 just wouldn't have mod support in any game, and Microsoft wasted no time to mock Sony's decision.

 

But Farming Simulator 2017 proves that mods are possible on PS4: the devs issued a Tweet confirming the game will support mods on both console platforms when it releases on October 25.

 

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Sony was already planning PS4 Pro when the PS4 shipped

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Even as the PS4 shipped in 2013 with outdated hardware that couldn't even hit native 1080p 60FPS in games, Sony was already planning out the next hardware jump for the PlayStation brand.

 

 

Sony's Mark Cerny admits that the Japanese console-maker was already planning out the new higher-end 4K-ready $399 PS4 Pro when the original console shipped three years ago. "We actually started thinking about the new console pretty much as soon as PlayStation 4 shipped. It was clear that during this generation 4K TV penetration would become pretty significant at that point, and we wanted to see if we could get something out there in the market to support it," PS4 architect Mark Cerny said in an official PlayStation interview.

 

By this line of thought, Sony pretty much realizes that the PS4 was obsolete at launch, and was already planning out what would become the PS4 Pro. Now it's worth mentioning that Sony likely couldn't have made the PS4 Pro back then as AMD's Polaris GPU technology wasn't finalized, so they released the low-tier version of their ideas as the PS4. Now that Polaris exists, they finally get to make the PS4 console that should've released back when--aka the PS4 Pro.

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Every PS4 will support HDR after tomorrow

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

40 million plus PS4 owners will soon be able to play games in High Dynamic Resolution.

 

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Starting with tomorrow's new Shingen PS4 4.00 firmware update all PS4's will have HDR support enabled. This HDR patch will be applied to both the older 2013 launch models and the newer PS4 Slim models, which launch on September 15 and have since replaced the original models as the default retail console.

 

"We believe the potential for HDR is incredible, and that it will transform gaming and entertainment in a manner that we haven't seen since the transition from standard to high-definition video. Which is why every PlayStation 4 back to the very first consoles sold in 2013 will be HDR capable via a firmware upgrade," Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House said during the PlayStation Meeting event.

 

Enabling HDR on existing PS4s isn't just goodwill for consumers: this move is a tactical business decision that has some very real benefits for Sony. Now 40 million gamers will potentially be able to see the difference that HDR offers for 1080p PS4 games, pretty much fulfilling that old "seeing is believing" proverb. Once those gamers see what HDR has to offer, Sony is betting that they'll be more likely to buy the new $399 PS4 Pro console that not only enables HDR but also higher 4K resolution upscaling to match.

 

Even still, I think HDR is still limited right now, so I don't see a lot of consumers really benefiting from this. It would be interesting to see how the brilliant color gamut of HDR-enable TV's adds a new dimension to the PS4 gaming experience, however.

 

Sony's new PS4 4.00 firmware update adds in a host of new features as well, including folder support, a new What's New section, slicker menus and navigation, and more. Shingen will be released tomorrow on PS4.

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The Last Guardian gets delayed again

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

No one's really surprised at this point: The Last Guardian has been delayed (again).

 

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The Last Guardian has been delayed until December 6, 2016 on PS4. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida announced the delay on the PlayStation Blog, saying the usual delay spiel: The Last Guardian needs a lot more polish and more time to squash the bugs. Of course the studio should take all the time it needs to make the game as great as it should be--but I have a feeling that all the staggering hype will completely crush the experience. Even still, Team Ico is doing everything it can to ensure that we don't get another No Man's Sky-level disappointment.

 

Everyone already expected the delay since the game needed to go gold last month or so to hit its original late October release date, and when that didn't happen, we came the logical conclusion of a delay. Check below for the full quotes from Sony's Shuhei Yoshida:

 

The Last Guardian development team is fast approaching major milestones in production and has made the tough decision to delay the release of The Last Guardian a few weeks.

 

"The Last Guardian will launch on December 6, 2016.

 

"Fumito Ueda, gen DESIGN and JAPAN Studio have a wonderful vision for The Last Guardian's touching, emotional journey of friendship and trust, and we want to deliver the most polished experience possible for our fans who have supported us for so long. A delay is a difficult decision, particularly with this game, but we have encountered more bugs than anticipated while in the final stages of development. To ensure that The Last Guardian delivers on the experience that the game's creators have envisioned, we need to take the extra time to work on those issues.

 

"Our development continues to push itself to the fullest and we look forward to revealing new content toward launch.

 

"We appreciate your continued support."

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Mafia III system requirements include 290X, 1060

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Crime game Mafia III is about a month away from launch, and so its system requirements have gone public in order to help you determine whether you can run it or not. By the looks of it, the game scales pretty well from mid-range to high-end setups, so unless you've put off upgrading for many years, you should be alright.

 

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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 64-bit
  • INTEL CPU: I5-2500K
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-8120
  • RAM: 6GB
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD7870
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 660
  • VIDEO MEMORY: 2GB
  • HD: 50GB (free space)

 

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 7 64-bit
  • INTEL CPU: I7-3770
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB AMD
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R9 290X
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 1060
  • VIDEO MEMORY: 4GB
  • HD: 50GB (free space)

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FIFA 17 has updated features for Xbox 360 & PS3

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

With a vast majority of gamers still using older consoles, EA has said that FIFA 17 will include all of the gameplay perks on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, with EA catering to all customers.

 

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The Xbox One and PS4 versions of FIFA 17 will some feature new features that aren't capable on the PS3 or Xbox 360, but not all, so gamers can take satisfaction in knowing at least they will not be missing out. EA Sports have included features such as: FIFA Ultimate Team, the mode that has fans excited about squad building challenges. It allows gamers to build their Ultimate Team whilst getting the chance to participate in 3 different challenges: Basic, Advanced or League.

 

Another additional perk for players who obtain the older console version of FIFA 17 , is the new attacking techniques within gameplay . The adaptation of downward headers and new finishes near the net have been added to the game this year. This is in conjunction with attack changes and new set plays, which include new animated visuals for corner kicks, free kicks, and throw-ins.

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