May 29, 2015 - 9:36 PM - by garyopa
The SOMA ARG has been defeated, unlocking the newest trailer and release date for the next game from from horror pioneers, Frictional Games
Frictional Games have announced a Sept. 22nd launch date for SOMA on PS4. Thanks to the clever work of dedicated fans deciphering the secrets of the recent ARG, the newest trailer has been unlocked.
Frictional Games loves to release weird, encrypted puzzles to solve to find out more about their upcoming horror game, SOMA and a few days ago they released another one, and after hard work by dedicated fans, the clues were figured out and the latest trailer got unlocked.
After checking out their latest trailer, if you then dying for more info, check out their official website: http://somagame.com/
Frictional Games have announced a September 22nd launch date for SOMA on PC and PS4. Thanks to the clever work of dedicated fans deciphering the secrets of the recent ARG, the newest gameplay trailer has been unlocked.
SOMA is the upcoming sci-fi horror experience from Frictional Games, creators of the genre-defining Amnesia and Penumbra series.Something is happening in PATHOS-2. Communications have gone dark. Key personnel have gone missing or been declared dead in preceding weeks, and the machines are acting...strangely, almost human.
May 29, 2015 - 10:14 AM - by garyopa
New Witcher video, focusing on panoramic shots of the game.
The game is available now on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation®4.
Witcher 3 been out for bit now, and recently the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One got their first big patches to fix alot of the launch issues, and as such the developers are still on their hype-train to keep the sales moving along, and released another trailer showcasing how amazing the game looks on your (cough) PC, but still not to bad while playing it on your next-gen console (at times).
Watch the trailer attached below, and what are your thoughts on the game now that some of launch bugs have been fixed?
Discover the Beautiful World of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
In the open world of Wild Hunt, you chart your own path to adventure. You play as a bounty hunter, a man of the road. You set your own goals and choose your own destinations. Go after the bounty on the head of a nasty monster pestering a village or help a scheming prince who needs a dirty job done -- no matter what style of epic questing you crave, The Witcher will provide it.
May 28, 2015 - 1:39 PM - by garyopa
BBC programme Watchdog investigates Sony's refusal to offer refunds to compromised accounts
Watchdog, a BBC series that investigates accusations of customer service misconduct, is expected to broadcast an episode looking into Playstation Europe’s refund policy for digital content.
We have reported before on how bad Sony is on offering 'refunds' for purchases that customers claim they didn't make, and we posted news before on how bad their SSL Websites work, here you can login easy to someone else's account using your own account, if they didn't login twice (that is right from two different sections on their PSN store) on a shared PC, but now the famous BBC Watchdog program is looking into the matter and they promised a full in-depth report on how Sony customer service polices need an overhaul.
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The episode, set to air on Thursday, will primarily deal with the case of a customer who was refused a refund for a digital purchase, despite Sony's internal investigation revealing it was made when the account had been compromised.
Sony has an awkward refund policy for digital content, stating on its PlayStation Store website that a customer's right to cancel store purchases and claim a refund "depends on the type of product" purchased from the Store.
"Wallet top-ups and purchases of digital content are final," it said. "This means that we will not credit your wallet, refund any wallet balance or transfer funds or content to another account, unless required to by local law."
Although this stance is common among other companies that deliver content digitally, it has left some customers to complain about the standards of customer service. In one recent case, John Lappin, a PlayStation 4 owner in the UK, was told that a Sony investigation had concluded that a £39.99 purchase made using his PlayStation Network account had come from a console he didn't own, and concluded that fraud had been committed on his account.
Despite this, Lappin was not offered a refund for this purchase.
In the recorded phone call (see the news source link below), Lappin talks to a PlayStation customer service representative, and proceeds to read out an email he apparently received from the company.
Citing the email, Lappin said Sony's response was: "In relation to the transactions you recently flagged, our investigation concluded that the serial number of the console on which these transactions were made does not match the serial number on the console you provided to us."
He continues: "The next sentence then says, regrettably, you can't offer any refund for purchases unless they're defective. So what's being said there is ‘yes, it probably was someone fraudulently making the purchase, but because it works for them, we can't refund you,' which is just ridiculous."
According to the customer service rep, Sony is unable to provide the refund because it cannot conclusively prove that he didn't personally allow someone else to purchase the content.
Posting on NeoGAF, Lappin further detailed his dealings with PlayStation customer service, saying he spoke to multiple people and, ultimately, was unable to resolve the situation satisfactorily.
"I phoned and spoke to 4 or 5 different people, all but one were nice enough but all said the same thing and that they couldn't do anything," he said.
"The last [conversation], when I asked where the money was now, after all they'd banned the offending console and revoked access to the game, Sony reluctantly admitted [they] had it. When I asked why they couldn't give it back she explained it was my 'punishment' in case I had been trying to trick them."
Lappin added that he understands the issue is "not that big of a deal," but said Sony's attitude towards the issue gave him cause to pursue it.
"Normally I'd let shit like this go and put it down to bad luck, but the attitude of Sony was so appalling it actually made me laugh," he said. "I genuinely couldn't believe some of the things they were saying and it was just amusing.
"Ultimately, it's £40 on a videogame that a 35 year-old bloke lost, who cares? But this has happened to a lot of people, that money adds up. What if some kid gets a PSN card for his birthday and has that money taken?"
Issues pertaining to PlayStation's customer service have been a topic of discussion
May 27, 2015 - 9:35 PM - by garyopa
More Third-Party for PS4 / Vita and PSTV - Gone!
Andrew House says PS4 maker is placing a greater emphasis on securing third-party support, calls Vita and PS TV 'legacy platforms'
Sony had their big day with investors and during it they outlined their upcoming 'winning' strategy to keep things flowing along with their PlayStation brand and in it they mentioned what their plans are to make sure the PS4 keeps on selling strong.
Reading thru the 44 page PDF (link below) you will see that Sony is basically killing off the Vita and PSTV they are only mentioned as 'tax write-offs' and nothing will be done with them, and as for the PS4 sadly they are going to focus on getting more 'third-party' support and officially admitted for the first time that 'first-party' is a little on the lacking side, but sadly no plans right away to change that.
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At Sony's 2015 Investor Relations Day today, Sony Computer Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House detailed the company's strategy for the coming year, including how it will address some shortcomings.
House began his presentation on a positive note, talking up PlayStation 4 as "the fastest selling hardware platform in our history,"
showing better-than expected growth and pushing PlayStation Plus subscriptions to twice what they were in fiscal year 2013. He said the company has a competitive advantage for the moment, and laid out three ways it hopes to maintain that. In addition to next year's launch of the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset and continued cost reduction efforts, House said the company needs quality software.
"We are working very hard to continue very strong support from third-party pubs and devs,"
House said. "Our first-party lineup is a little sparse this year, so I think this places even greater emphasis on getting good third-party support."
That doesn't necessarily mean exclusive third-party support. To date, House said Sony has been primarily trying to get multiplatform developers to simply take advantage of features the PS4 has over the competition, like SharePlay, or maybe include extra content in the PS4 version or give players early access to add-on content. Third-party exclusives are still an option, just not a frequently used one.
"I will admit that these are, in the current publishing landscape, few and far between, but we were able to announce a full exclusive around a franchise like Street Fighter so that Street Fighter 5 is a complete exclusive for PlayStation 4,"
House said, adding, "Although given publishing dynamics and development costs, those are increasingly difficult to secure."
House also talked about the decline in Sony's other platforms. As much as the PS4's growth has exceeded expectations, so too has the PlayStation 3's decline. House said the system's price simply isn't as competitive in the market as the PlayStation 2 and PSone were after their successors launched, and added that the shift toward more connected console experiences has also made less capable offerings less attractive.
"I would characterize 2015 as the beginning of a harvest period for the PlayStation 4 platform,"
House also cast a dim view of the company's handheld business. While he noted that the Vita platform remains "strong and vibrant" in Asia and Japan, his outlook for the current fiscal year included declines in the US and Europe. Additionally, he referred to the PlayStation Vita and its microconsole counterpart the PlayStation TV as "legacy platforms" when discussing a write-off of hardware components for the two.
House said. "The beginning of a harvest period. That being said, we are also undertaking to invest in the future, and 2015 will also be a year of investment."
That investment will be focused on a few areas. There's the Morpheus, of course, as well as continued spend on original PlayStation entertainment content like the TV show Powers (which was recently greenlit for a second season). On top of that, House said Sony would be investing in the expansion of its PlayStation Vue television streaming platform and a continued re-architecture of its PlayStation Network with an eye toward increasing stability and reducing
May 26, 2015 - 10:17 PM - by garyopa
Rumors claim the Remastered Collection would be a kind of apology for the delay of Uncharted 4
The first time Naughty Dog and Sony talked about an Uncharted Remastered Collection, the developers claimed it wasn’t very likely to happen. Of course, that was back in 2014 and before all the delays!
Again more sad news for PlayStation 4 owners, instead of getting treated to brand-new games to play, we going to get yet again another remastered PS3 game to insert into our new shiny next-gen console as we count-down until year 2016 when some new games might finally appear that we can call 'next-gen' and exclusive to our PlayStation 4 console.
Hopefully, this rumor is NOT the big announcement that was going to happen at E3'15. We just have to see what happens later on in June, and with luck the whole show will not be about 'remastered' games and 'indie' titles or will be very boring press conference.
Earlier this week, rumors started to circulate that there may indeed be plans for a remastered version of the game series.
It makes sense that the company would do something like this now. It made sense for the company to do it two years ago too, but now, with Uncharted 4 being delayed, Naughty Dog might want to do something like this in order to keep the fans sated. Still, Naughty Dog isn't the one that is talking about putting together a compilation game that would appear to be along the lines of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This time, the rumors are getting started thanks to a man named Tamaki, who is well known as getting the inside dish in the video game world. You may know him from Unseen64, a site that compiles information on cancelled games.
On Monday, Tamaki tweeted out, "And now we just wait for Sony to announce Uncharted Remastered officially." Shortly after that tweet went out, Tamaki had a user respond to him that they hoped that wasn't the big game announcement that Sony was planning for E3. He responded that wasn't the case and that this collection was indeed a sort of "I'm sorry" for the wait on Uncharted 4.
NEWS SOURCE: Uncharted Remastered Collection Reportedly Coming To PS4 (via) GamingBolt
May 26, 2015 - 9:30 PM - by garyopa
Online is not working right, input lag, bad textures, missing visuals and even the menus run choppy!
Ultra Street Fighter IV is now available for PlayStation 4, courtesy of work by third-party studio Other Ocean Interactive. Unfortunately, it appears as if its launch has been less-than-stellar.
It seems the port of Ultra Street Fighter IV needs alot more work, as soon after it landed on PlayStation 4, the reports started to roll in that the game is fucking horrible mess, so much so its not even worth playing due to the amazing delay lag and tons of other issues.
No word yet from the studio on what happen and when a 'patch' will be release, in the meantime the big people that run the various tournaments have tweeted the PS4 game port of USF4 is out, will not be allowed, so hopefully the developers will fix the issues asap.
According to multiple reports from notable community members like Maximilian, Alex Valle, and Damien "Damdai" Dailidenas, the title is plagued with a variety of issues, including massive slowdown during menu navigation, random stuttering during gameplay, and input delay even in offline settings.
Ultra Street Fighter IV is the latest third-party port to experience a shaky launch. Mortal Kombat X, which was developed for PC by High Voltage Software, went through weeks of patching before becoming playable.
With the possibility of the PlayStation 4 port becoming the tournament standard at Capcom Pro Tour events, this rough start will definitely make the fighting game scene wary of embracing it immediately even if patches are released to rectify the current problems.
It's also worth noting that Community Effort Orlando 2015, which has pledged to utilize the PlayStation 4 version, is rapidly approaching, not to mention Evo 2015 is set to be played on the current-generation console as well.
NEWS SOURCE: Ultra Street Fighter IV Experiencing Shaky Start (via) SRK
May 26, 2015 - 2:13 PM - by garyopa
Allows you use a USB keyboard and mouse or PS3/PS4 controller on your XB1/X360 console or vice-versa
Cross Hair aimed to provide the best mouse and keyboard control solution for all game consoles (such as PS4/PS3 & XB1/360 etc), and the freedom to choose keyboard, mouse, joystick, or other controller
ReaSnow Technologies is proud to announce their 'Cross Hair' device, a simple little box that allows you to quickly connect and use any USB keyboard and mouse out there along with any PS3/PS4, X360/XB1 controller and even other forms of joysticks on any platform.
That means you can use your PC gaming keyboard/mouse and the PS4 controller while playing Call of Duty on your XB1 console, or vice-versa your XB1 controller with keyboard/mouse while playing Battlefield on your PS4 console, complete total freedom of choice.
For more info on the amazing 'Cross Hair' and how it works, check out the below video and browse their official website for more actual gameplay videos and other example videos on how this simple box will give you total ultimate controller freedom today.
ReaSnow Technologies proudly presents Cross Hair a brand new adaptor for all game consoles
For beginners, Cross Hair can give you a smooth and easy experience while playing games using your own keyboard and mouse, on the contrary? A controller for aiming in FPS (First-Personal Shooting) games is troublesome.
For advanced users, it can let you enjoy the game as you wish, whatever the hardware you like, the gaming-grade keyboard and mouse or joystick or preferred controller.
Support: PS4 Touch Pad,Controller Vibration, Steering Wheel,Arcade Stick, Flight Stick, etc.
Ways to Use Cross Hair
1. Use keyboard and mouse, instead of controller
2. Use joystick and mouse, instead of controller
3. Use another controller instead of the original one (Cross platform controller usage)
The controller connected to USB 1 should always be the original one shipped with the console.
OFFICIAL SITE: Cross Hair (by) ReaSnow
May 25, 2015 - 9:12 PM - by garyopa
It seems we might finally have an Yu-Gi-Oh! video game, to enjoy on our next-gen gaming consoles!
If a rating by the German Ratings Board is proved to be accurate, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime in the future.
Even tho there has been no official announcement yet by Konami, it seems we might infact get treated to a next-gen Yu-Gi-Oh! game!
Maybe we will hear about it at E3'15. -- So are you a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan, and if so what console would you like to play the next-gen title on?
There's definitely a decided lack of Yu-Gi-Oh! titles on current generation systems, so if this winds up being true, then perhaps the biggest void on Sony and Microsoft's systems will finally be filled. Even though Konami is in flux, at least in the console gaming space, the publisher for this title, if it's real, will likely be tumultuous Japanese company. Konami's recent focus on mobile gaming could scare away some gamers, as pessimists might suggest that some sort of mobile port could be making its way to consoles.
NEWS SOURCE: New Yu-Gi-Oh! Title for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Rated in Germany (via) HardCoreGamer
May 25, 2015 - 12:07 AM - by garyopa
A new job listing suggests that Sony is already in the planning stages for the PlayStation 5 console
Sony is currently looking for a 'Senior Game Programmer'. The job description is where it describes they might be in the planning stages for the PlayStation 5 console already,
The old saying goes 'out with the old, and in with the new', but in Sony's case you might have to expand that to read 'out with the old, out the next-gen, and in with the newer-gen' as it seems they are already hard at work in designing games already for the PS5 unit!
So what you think, will we by E3'17 be hearing about an PS5 due to arrive soon after Nintendo gets their NX out the door in 2016?
The job description says:
"We have an exciting opportunity at Sony Computer Entertainment of America (PlayStation). We seek a senior game programmer to assist us in developing a game used for R&D purposes related to our next generation gaming system. For someone passionate about gaming this is a very rare opportunity. After reviewing the below job profile, if this is you, please apply!"
The job listing was posted recently so it's obvious Sony isn't talking about the PlayStation 4. It's been 19 months since the PlayStation 4 came out, so it's feasible Sony is in the very early stages of mapping out the PlayStation 5.
Further down the job description, it talks about the PlayStation 4 by name. It's not referred to as a "next generation gaming system" like highlighted above. This is another sign that Sony is already planning a new console of some kind.
The PlayStation 4 has yet to reach its peak, so it's too early to talk about the PlayStation 5 yet. Although this could be a sign the current console generation will not last as long as the previous one.
If so, what do we call this the 'newer-gen' of consoles since we still getting over the shock of buying our 'next-gen' of consoles?
NEWS SOURCE: Sony Already Working Towards The PlayStation 5? (via) AttackOfTheFanBoy
May 24, 2015 - 7:59 PM - by garyopa
Ultra Street Fighter 4 arrives next week, and it will support both PS3 and PS4 Fightsticks
According to a post on the PS Blog, Lab Zero’s drivers have been implemented in order for PS3 FightSticks to work with the PS4 version of the fighting game.
The latest Street Fighter appears next week on your PS4 console (and on no other system at all), its a exclusive release, and now even more good news the developers have mentioned that it will support both the older PS3 Fightsticks and the newer ones, so if you have still a fightstick in good working order from your previous Fight Club days on the PS3, you will now be able to dust it off and get to kicking some hard core butt on your newer PlayStation 4 console.
So if you are SF fan, what type of 'fightstick' do you use, and if so are you happy that the PS3 ones will be supported?
According to a post on the PS Blog, Lab Zero's drivers have been implemented in order for PS3 FightSticks to work with the PS4 version of the fighting game.
Details on how the drivers work will be posted on Capcom Unity or Lab Zero's website after the game launches May 26.
Ultra SF4 on PS4 will display at 1080p resolution and runs at 60fps, and those who experienced input lag in the controls on PS3 should note the issue has been fixed with the PS4 version.
The game also includes all modes and DLC available for the title, including the most recent Vacation and Wild costume packs.
Ultra Street Fighter 4 can be purchased through PSN for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99.
NEWS SOURCE: Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PlayStation 4 supports both PS3 and PS4 FightSticks (via) VG247