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Destiny on the PlayStation 4 detailed in a new gameplay video

Anthony Garreffa | May 20, 2014 3:34 AM CDT

If you've been waiting for a better look at Bungie's upcoming first-person multiplayer shooter, Destiny, then now is your time to check out some new gameplay footage from the PS4, below.

In the video, Bungie talks about how it made the world of Destiny, and the various skills and abilities that players will be able to use to play against, or with each other. Destiny won't just be hitting the PlayStation 4, but the PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Destiny should be quite the game, with Activision already spending $140 million, with $500 million prepared for a massive marketing campaign to start soon.

Activision sees Destiny as its next $1 billion franchise, which should join Call of Duty in that cash-creating club.

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Crytek says that 8GB of RAM might not be enough for upcoming games

Anthony Garreffa | May 19, 2014 6:10 PM CDT

According to Crytek's US Engine Business Development Manager, Sean Tracy, the 8GB of RAM in the next-gen consoles isn't that much. Tracy has said that the 8GB of RAM in the Xbox One and PS4 isn't impressive.

Crytek says that 8GB of RAM might not be enough for upcoming games | TweakTown.com

Tracy elaborated: "8 gigs can easily be filled up. But also keep in mind that developers don't necessarily even have access to all 8 gigs of it. For example the Xbox One retains some of the RAM for OS purposes". He continued, saying that the computational requirements of games will quickly hit the new 8GB ceiling, noting that his team has already struggled with the 8GB of RAM ceiling on Ryse: Son of Rome on the Xbox One.

"[8 GB of RAM] will be one of the limiting factors surely in this generation," added Tracy, he also added: "As hardware gets stronger the complexity of scenes can be increased and the dynamism within them. However, with that said it's not the raw power alone that will allow for photo-realistic graphics but technology that intelligently scales and utilizes all that the hardware has to offer".

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Worms Battlegrounds is headed to Sony's PlayStation 4 next month

Charles Gantt | May 19, 2014 3:15 PM CDT

The Worms saga is one of those game series that has managed to hold on for more than a decade and still remain relevant to new generations of gamers. Today Team 17 Digital Ltd announced via Sony's official PlayStation blog that the series' latest installment, Worms Battlegrounds, will be heading to the PlayStation 4 on June 3rd of this year.

Worms Battlegrounds features a massive single player campaign spanning 25 story missions and 10 "Worm-Ops" time-attack missions, which have been set across five stunning environments (Inca, Viking, Feudal Japan and Industrial Revolution) with new day-to-night lighting transitions as well. "We've even added in multiplayer clan support! Create your own clan and choose your own clan emblem or simply join another existing clan and take part in league matches! All of these earn you community points, which allow your clan to level up and grow larger," said the blog post. "A particularly cool thing is that if we were in a clan together we could - for the first time - play controlling the same team! I'd take control of two of the worms, and so would you. Just don't let me down; we're fighting for our clan's reputation as the best global Worms clan after all!"

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40% of next-gen console power consumption is from standby mode

Anthony Garreffa | May 18, 2014 8:45 AM CDT

According to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the PS4 and Xbox One use a large amount of power even when in standby mode. Then we have some astounding numbers to look at.

40% of next-gen console power consumption is from standby mode | TweakTown.com

The NRDC's new report has said if the PS4, Wii U and Xbox One replace the 110 million current-generation consoles sold in the US between 2005 and 2013, the total energy use of the three current-generation systems will be over 10 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year - enough juice to power the United States' fourth-largest city, Houston.

At what cost? Well, this would cost American households over $1 billion per year in energy costs, with 40% of it coming from the consoles' standby mode alone. The report reads: "The new consoles consume more energy each year playing video or in standby mode than playing games". The Xbox One in standby mode uses 15.7W of power, while the PS4 uses 8.5W and the Wii U with just 0.4W.

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Watch Dogs has gone gold, after five years in development

Anthony Garreffa | May 18, 2014 3:12 AM CDT

After being delayed back in October last year, and the various next-gen console resolution wars, Watch Dogs has finally gone gold. Ubisoft is now all systems go for the May 27 launch on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Watch Dogs has gone gold, after five years in development | TweakTown.com

Jonathan Morin, Watch Dogs' Creative Director, says: "It's exciting to be gold. But it'll be more exciting when people are playing. For the fans it means that it's true. It means there will be no such thing as another delay. But for us, it's not done until they actually have it in their hands".

Ubisoft is really expanding Watch Dogs when it comes to special editions, with nine special edition versions being made available. When it comes to the resolution Watch Dogs runs at on next-gen consoles, we have 900p on the PS4 and 729p on the Xbox One. Alienware even chimed in on that one, too.

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Alienware laughs at Watch Dogs on 'next-gen' consoles

Anthony Garreffa | May 15, 2014 7:25 PM CDT

When we found out that Watch Dogs would only be running at 792p on the Xbox One and 900p on the PlayStation 4, we weren't surprised - but these "next-gen consoles" are running the latest games that have had tens of millions of dollars pumped into them, at resolutions us PC gamers have been using for years.

Alienware laughs at Watch Dogs on 'next-gen' consoles | TweakTown.com

Well, Alienware stepped up to the plate to smack talk the 'next-gen' consoles as it puts it, where it said on its Facebook page regarding the low resolution of Watch Dogs on the PS4 and Xbox One: "if these 'next-gen' consoles can't even get to 1080P from 3+ years ago... how do they expect to hold up for another seven years?". Alienware is right, something I've been saying for a number of years now. What do you think about this?

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Far Cry 4 announced, set in the Himalayas with November release

Anthony Garreffa | May 15, 2014 6:32 PM CDT

We started hearing the rumors of Far Cry 4 late last year, and then again earlier in the year, but now it is official: Far Cry 4 is coming, on November 18 in the US for the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Far Cry 4 announced, set in the Himalayas with November release | TweakTown.com

Ubisoft has said that we'll continue to see the open-world first-person shooter setting, but it will be based in Kyrat, a fictional region of the Himalayas. This region is controlled by an appointed king, who is the blond-haired person you see in the image above. We should see the usual beautiful graphics and wildlife throughout the game, with five Ubisoft studios working on the game with Ubisoft's Montreal studio being the lead.

Far Cry 4's Executive Producer, Dan Hay, explains: "Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans' expectations. Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months".

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Nintendo teases that it is preparing its "next hardware system"

Anthony Garreffa | May 14, 2014 12:35 AM CDT

We've heard rumors that Nintendo would unveil its next-gen console at E3 next month, and while this might not happen, the company is already talking about its next-gen console. Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, teased that the company is "always developing new hardware" during a recent Q&A.

Nintendo teases that it is preparing its next hardware system | TweakTown.com

During the company's recent financial briefing, Iwata said that once Nintendo has launched a platform, it begins preparations for the next one. Iwata explained: "The most difficult question for us to answer in public in concrete terms is when we are going to launch our new hardware and what kind of hardware we are going to launch, and I am afraid that I cannot talk about this in more detail. However, I can certainly assure you that we are not at a dead end of any kind in which we are out of ideas for developing new hardware".

Nintendo aren't just a hardware company, but mainly a software company - it plans to stay that way, and keep consumers happy with their current devices, such as the Wii U. Iwata continued: "We will continue to work hard to ensure that consumers who already own our platforms are satisfied, and make sure that people will continue to see great value in our software. But I would like to say that we are preparing for our next hardware system, and in fact, we already have a clear idea to some extent about the direction our next hardware is going to take".

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Microsoft will sell Xbox One with no Kinect for $399 on June 9

Michael Hatamoto | May 13, 2014 3:16 PM CDT

Microsoft is set to release the Xbox One without the Kindle bundled in, available on June 9 with a $399 price tag. The company also is shaking things up so Live Gold subscription will no longer be necessary for access to Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus - and also won't be necessary for OneGuide, Internet Explorer, or other premium services.

Microsoft will sell Xbox One with no Kinect for $399 on June 9 | TweakTown.com

Microsoft still believes the Xbox One game console bundled with Kinect offers gamers "the best experience," though understands that a cheaper solution must be made available to customers. However, the $399 price point puts it on the same level of the Sony PlayStation 4 game console, which continues to outsell the Xbox One worldwide.

Just a few days ago, research group IDC predicted Microsoft would unbundle the Xbox One and Kinect by 2015, as Microsoft continues to try and compete with Sony.

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Crysis 3 has been hacked to play at 8K, a massive 8000x3333 resolution

Anthony Garreffa | May 12, 2014 11:58 PM CDT

Most gamers don't even have 4K yet, but we know how the industry works - give them one set of technology, while pushing another, but work on an even better technology behind closed doors.

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Well, 8K is beginning to show up, with a new Crysis 3 hack that allows the first-person shooter to be run at 8000x3333 pixels, or 8K. The screenshots don't really do it justice, while they do look pretty, I think the effect of 8K would be better seen in person, on the display itself. Even if you ran 8K, you would need some serious, serious GPU horsepower to get there. You can see more of the screenshots of Crysis 3 running at 8K right here.

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But, 8K? Is that all you've got? Keep an eye here at TweakTown for even higher resolutions in the coming months.

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