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|God of War is PS4's next big tech showcase|
Added: 19.03.2018 15:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
A studio with a remarkable heritage for technical excellence, Sony Santa Monica is closing in on completion of its latest God of War and this past week, we've finally had the opportunity to see more of the game in action via PlayStation 4 Pro's pristine 4K video output. Right away, it's clear that what's on display here is extremely promising. God of War should comfortably stand alongside the likes of Uncharted 4 and Horizon: Zero Dawn when it comes to the quality of its technology.
For this latest round of God of War marketing, we managed to get hold of a high quality 4K feed of the new batch of gameplay. Like Horizon, God of War is using a form of checkerboard rendering to reach a 2160p pixel count. It certainly looks clean in motion, and while our pixel counts revealed nothing other than a 2160p output, reveals that dynamic resolution scaling is in effect.
Based on the 16 minutes of footage we had to check out, the image looks sharper than Horizon and the occasional checkerboarding artefacts are visible if you look closely and very selectively. Indeed, we had to spend a few minutes eyeballing various frames before calling it, which suggests that that development team has been very successful in delivering a sharp presentation. Although not native as such, it still looks beautiful on an ultra HD screen and by our reckoning, this is shaping up to be one of the cleanest 4K games available on the platform.
|City Of The Shroud coming to Xbox One and PS4 in 2019|
Added: 17.03.2018 8:14 | 3 views | 0 comments
The first chapter of City of the Shroud, the real-time tactical RPG and social experiment from Abyssal Arts, will release Summer 2018 for PC and Mac. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports containing all chapters will debut in 2019. Developed by a former Capcom production manager with a narrative penned by The Light and Shadow trilogy author Moira Katson, City of the Shroud will combine community-driven political intrigue, a healthy dose of humor, and rapid-fire skirmishes that reward lightning-quick execution. The community’s choices made throughout the campaign will impact the writing of future chapters and how the different narrative branches unfold for all players. The peninsular city of Iskendrun is on the brink of civil war. The nobility control the government, but are losing their grasp on the people. Five leaders vie for control of the city, and the tension will soon reach a breaking point. Amongst this unrest, hostile creatures masquerading as humans have started appearing throughout Iskendrun. Players will choose one of the five factions to align with. Factions gain influence when members complete quests. Following chapters will reflect political shifts large and small, the forging of strong alliances and the collapse of weak ones as player choices subtly shape the fate of Iskendrun. If any faction becomes too antagonistic or fails to secure enough friends, it may even be destroyed completely, thrusting the players – and writers – of City of the Shroud into uncharted territory on their journey to the story’s conclusion. All five groups, regardless of their internal squabbles, are intent on defending their home. Combat moves in real time and borrows from classic fighting games for fast-paced action. A directional combo wheel appears for each attack, and butt-kickings can be delivered by inputting deadly ability chains. Online one-on-one PVP will give players a chance to test out their best combos on one another. Balancing split-second decision-making and waiting for the perfect moment to strike will make the difference between victory and defeat.
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|Latest Trailer Shows Dangerous Planetary Exploration|
Added: 15.03.2018 16:52 | 5 views | 0 comments
With games like No Man's Sky, Elite Dangerous, and Deep Rock Galactic still going strong, space-faring exploration is all the rage right now. Team 17 is throwing its hat into the ring later this year as well with Genesis Alpha One, an ambitious title that blends elements of roguelikes, base builders, and shooters.
Developer Radiation Blue explains the thrust of the game: "As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission: find new homes for humanity’s DNA and save the species from extinction. To do this you will need to build and manage your spaceship, discover planets and harvest resources from them, clone new crew members, and create new lifeforms to populate new worlds... and of course, defend yourself from terrifying alien infestations on your ship! Nobody said saving humanity would be easy."
Today, Team 17 dropped a new trailer showing more of the game in action.
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Look for Genesis Alpha One on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this summer.
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|Hellblade leads BAFTA game nominations with nine nods|
Added: 15.03.2018 11:17 | 3 views | 0 comments
Ninja Theory's self-published gamble, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, leads the nominations for the BAFTA video game awards 2018, with nine nods including Best Game. It's been a tremendous success for the British studio, with and bringing in more than half-a-million sales.
Sony's follows with eight nominations ahead of . Our game of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, has five nods, as does .
On the four-nod tier are old Disney-inspired platformer Cuphead, Night in the Woods and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. On the three-nod tier: Assassin's Creed Oranges, Monument Valley 2, PUBG and Super Mario Odyssey. On the two-nod tier: Snipperclips, Fortnite, NieR: Automata, The Sexy Brutale and Bury Me, My Love.
|Sea of Thieves shows how Microsoft can sail past PlayStations exclusive game lineup|
Added: 13.03.2018 20:46 | 4 views | 0 comments
It is no secret that Microsoft has struggled to deliver compelling exclusives to the Xbox One. Even Microsoft gaming executive Phil Spencer admits the company can do a better job. By contrast, PlayStation 4 exclusives like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy earned critical acclaim and sold well over 2 million combined digital copies in 2017.