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  • PS4 Slim Planned; Release Probably Far Off

    PS4 slimBack when the PlayStation 3 was first released, many believed that Sony were never going to catch up to the amount of units the Xbox 360 was selling. However, with the help of a new slimline variant of the PS3 with larger storage space and a cheaper price point, Sony managed to claw it's way to a position that put it neck and neck with Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    This time round, Sony have gained the clear sales advantage over Microsoft and the Xbox One, but just like before, anything could happen to give the losing console the chance to wing it into first place.

    If the Xbox One manages to get a price drop and a selection of strong console exclusives, sales for the console could easily start to catch up with that of the PlayStation 4, and if that happens, Sony are reportedly prepared to drop out a new PlayStation 4 slim variant, which like the PS3 slim, will most likely come with a slim line frame, a cheaper price point and a larger hard drive.

    It's likely a 'slim' version of the PlayStation 4 will release at some stage, but it also makes sense that a release will only kick in when sales start to slow down, and Xbox One sales start to pick up.

    Right now, the PlayStation 4 is drastically beating the Xbox One in terms of units sold, and this huge difference in sales numbers isn't likely to change any time soon. Perhaps we'll see a PS4 slim in a few years.

  • Cliffy B Goes Back Into Video Game Development

    Cliffy B New GameA little while back Cliff Bleszinski announced plans to retire from video game development for good, but it seems he just couldn't keep away from the video game industry as he's already back at it with plans to make more video games again.

    Despite his supposed video game retirement, it's been clear for a while that Cliffy B has been working on some kind of video game project, and it looks like he plans to reveal it to the world pretty soon.

    On Bleszinski's twitter, he wrote, "I'm officially coming out of retirement to make video games again. Stay tuned here for details in the next 7 days!"

    Whilst his previous work has been alongside AAA studios responsible for franchises like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, it sounds likely that Cliffy B's next project will be something completely different.

    Cliff Bleszinski has already revealed a few different concept art images for a game that he has codenamed Silverstreak, so perhaps we'll hear more about this title within the next 7 days like Cliff suggested on his Twitter account.

    In or out of retirement, it's clear Cliffy B will not have any input on the next Gears of War title, which is largely where he made a name for himself. Do you think Bleszinski's next game make much of a splash? We'll have to see exactly what Cliffy B has up his sleeve before we give an answer on that one.

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  • TLOU Remastered PS4 Bundle Revealed

    ps4 tlou bundleDespite The Last of Us Remastered being a port of a PlayStation 3 title, it seems Sony really want to push for as many sales as possible for the upcoming HD PlayStation exclusive, and their next move to suggest this comes in the form of a brand new PlayStation 4 bundle.

    The new PlayStation 4 bundle comes with a console, a DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of The Last of Us Remastered. The bundle was first leaked on Amazon a few days ago, but it has since been made official by Sony.

    The brand new bundle has been set for a $429.99 price tag, which should be in-line with other similar PlayStation 4 bundles currently available. So far no details have been given on a North American or UK price tag or release, but it's likely this bundle will be made available in most regions.

    The new bundle can already be pre-ordered now. The release date for the bundle is quite unclear, although some retailers have suggested an August 1st, 2014 date, which would make sense considering the Last of Us Remastered will be released on July 29th.

    So far, The Last of Us has proven to be an incredible game, but many gamers have been quite disappointed at the huge price tag of the remastered version and lack of upgrade discount, which seems to have been neglected, despite Naughty Dog previously discussing the possibility of such a thing. Will you be getting The Last of Us Remastered or do you see it as an unnecessary purchase?

  • Cheaper GoTY First Party Xbox One Titles Are Coming

    xbox one goty editionI've personally never really owned any Game of the Year edition games, but they are typically released at a cheaper price to their original counterparts, and are a great alternative for anybody looking to buy new games at a discounted price. Microsoft have released Xbox 360 GoTY titles for years, but it's now been revealed that they plan to release a bunch of Game of The Year first party games for the Xbox One this year too, to help bulk up the current game portfolio.

    It has been confirmed that the new Game of the Year edition titles will come at a cheaper price than the original versions, however the price has not yet been revealed. Interestingly, gamers may be able to pick up a new Xbox One SKU that bundles together a bunch of different GoTY titles at a reduced price.

    Microsoft are still waiting to see how many third party publishers are interested in re-releasing their Xbox One games into the Game of the Year title list, but it's possible games like Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts and other titles may make it into the GoTY catalogue, along with Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5.

    All of these new GoTY edition games should be released 'as soon as possible,' however a September release date seems the most likely. We'll probably hear more about these titles, along with information about new Xbox One bundles in the next few months.

  • PS4 GTA V will Gain Some Kind of Console Exclusive

    GTA V PS4 exclusiveIt seems a lot of developers are currently very happy to team up with Sony to offer various PlayStation 4 exclusives, including Bungie, the creators of Destiny, and now it even looks like Rockstar may be doing the same.

    Whilst the details are unclear, PlayStation's North American marketing vice president, John Koller. revealed to Kotaku that there would be some sort of PlayStation 4 exclusive GTA V content or 'perk' that no other platform would receive. When asked by Kotaku about PS4 exclusive content, Koller replied with "I don't think we announced anything publicly on that, but there will be." This is a pretty detail-void response, but it does tell us that something will be different about the PS4 GTA V experience.

    As far as Koller is concerned, Grand Theft Auto has also been a PlayStation based franchise, and Sony's relationship with Rockstar has always been strong. Whether or not we'll see some kind of content in-game exclusive to the PlayStation 4 is unclear at this point, but Koller is certainly suggesting that the PS4 version of GTA V will have something completely exclusive.

    Perhaps the only difference will be to do with graphical performance, or maybe PS4 players will receive an extra car for online play. Right now, we'll just have to wait it out till we hear more about the topic. Luckily, it shouldn't be too long before we hear more about Rockstar's 'exclusive' PS4 content, as Grand Theft Auto V is set for release this fall for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC.

    We'll keep you updated as more information comes in about this.

  • Sony and Bungie Relationship Will Reward Destiny Players with PS Exclusives

    sony destiny exclusivesDespite Destiny being prepared for an Xbox launch alongside the PlayStation version, Bungie and Sony have been getting along quite nicely, and PlayStation owners will be able to benefit from Bungie and Sony's new found relationship.

    According to a few product listings for Destiny on various retailer websites, including Amazon, the PlayStation 3 and 4 versions of Destiny will receive content that could remain exclusive to Sony until Fall 2015, a whole year after the game's release date.

    Destiny on the PlayStation will receive a bunch of exclusive gear, including a Monte Carlo assault rifle, a bunch of different ships, the Hawkmoon hand cannon, and a set of apparel for each of the three classes in the game.

    The PS4 and PS3 versions of Destiny will also get an exclusive co-op mission and multiplayer competitive map. All of this content will apparently be made available as a DLC pack, and according to Amazon, it will remain exclusive to Destiny till Fall 2015.

    Destiny has just slipped out of Alpha, and Bungie plan to open up Beta on July 17th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. A few months after the beta, Destiny will be made available worldwide on September 9th for PS3, PS4, the Xbox One and the Xbox 360.

    Bungie plan to release an Xbox beta at some stage between July 17th and September 9th, however an official date for this beta has not yet been revealed, but we'll probably hear more about it soon.

  • Titanfall Will Be Getting New Gameplay Modes for Free

    titanfall june updateWhen Respawn Entertainment announced that they plan to add regular new content for Titanfall free of charge over the next year, they certainly weren't lying. At E3, players got a glimpse of what Respawn has plans for in the future, which included a variety of new game modes which are planned to be released later this month.

    The new June update will add a few new game modes, as well as a bunch of new burn cards, and even some new customization options.

    There will be a range of new burn cards for use in titan gameplay now, instead of just on foot, and players will be able to customize their titans by picking between three different titan voices, as well as unlocking and applying in-game decals.

    As for the new game modes, the first game has been named Marked for Death - this game will be a 6V6 VIP style experience that puts one player on each team as the 'marked man.' Only killing the marked man will get game points, and after the marked man is dead, a new player on the team will be randomly selected to take their place.

    The second new mode is a variation of the Last Titan Standing game mode. The new mode will be called Wingman LTS, and it will pit 2 player-controlled titans against each other, instead of six.

    Hopefully June's update will help to ring in players who have so far abandoned the title after losing interest in the limited amount of content available.

  • Battlefield Hardline Trailer Leaked

    Battlefield HardlineBattlefield Hardline has now been confirmed to be the new upcoming Battlefield title, and despite not hearing much about the game until very recently, the new Battlefield game has been planned for release some time this year.

    Battlefield Hardline has said to be a take on the criminal heist gameplay we've seen in many games recently, including titles like Payday 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. The single player in Hardline will offer a cinematic approach to gameplay content, and each campaign mission supposedly ends on a cliffhanger to keep players interested in playing the next mission, similarly to episodes in a TV series.

    Battlefield Hardline will of course also come with a great selection of multiplayer content, and players will be able to play new modes, including Hostage Rescue mode that gets one team playing as SWAT who are required to rescue a hostage, and the other team playing as the hostage's captors.

    Another interesting game mode is Heist, which will give criminals the chance to rob a bank vault whilst the cops attempt to stop them. All of this information came from an informative leaked trailer that has now been pulled from the internet.

    Battlefield Hardline is certainly sounding like an interesting title, and we'll probably hear a lot more about it, as well as see the previously removed leaked trailer, at E3 this month. Battlefield Hardline is set for a Fall release in 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

  • Quantum Break Set for 2015 Release

    Quantum Break 2015]Remedy Entertainment has been working quietly on their upcoming third person FPS title, Quantum Break for quite some time now, but they have finally spoken up to reveal that they plan to release their new game in 2015.

    Whilst they didn't announce any plans for E3, Remedy Entertainment did state that they were excited to announce a live demo of gameplay in Gamesom this August. Remedy Entertainment went onto say "Quantum Break will deliver an unprecedented fusion of cinematic gameplay and high-quality, live-action storytelling."

    Similar to Defiance, a previously released MMO title, Quantum Break will have a TV series shipped alongside the release of the game, and the fate of the show will be determined by player's actions in the game. Players will also be able to pick up tips and gameplay information for Quantum Break whilst watching the TV series.

    This is certainly an interesting merge of two mediums, and whilst Defiance didn't truly define it's capabilities, Quantum Break may have a better chance at proving the potential behind video game TV show crossovers.

    So far, a full release date has not been set for Quantum Break, besides the rather indefinite 2015 date, however we may hear more about the release date and other information on the title at this year's Gamescom in August.

    For those that didn't know, Quantum Break will be exclusive to the Xbox One, and it will be one of many Xbox One exclusive games that will be backed by a brand new TV series.

  • New Uncharted Will Be "Darker" According to Insider

    uncharted 4 releaseYou may be getting a little tired with hearing leaks and rumors from "insiders" instead of actual official news from the developers behind the games they are supposedly involved with, but you do end up picking up bits of information from these "insiders" that developers aren't quite ready to share yet.

    According to Tidux, a pretty well known profile when it comes to game industry leaks, the next Uncharted game will be "darker" than previous games when it comes to the story line. Uncharted 4 will also have more of a focus on the story than previous games in the franchise, suggesting that it will take a delve into the hearts of some of the characters in the series.

    Tidux also mentioned that despite the game having a more story-driven experience, Uncharted 4 will be "blended with some awesome epic moments," suggesting that the game will still have just as many action packed moments as previous games in the series.

    Tidux's final comment on Uncharted 4 is that the game will be "bananas, simply bananas." This really doesn't say that much, but it certainly gets me pretty hyped for the game. Perhaps there will be some kind of monkey them to Uncharted 4, or maybe I'm just reading into his information a little too far.

    Uncharted has been an iconic franchise for the PlayStation 3, so I cannot wait to hear more about the next game in the series. Hopefully we'll hear something about it at this year's E3.

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