It used to be that the only guarantees in life were death and taxes, but in this high-tech world we can add the march of technology and internet rumours to this list. Rumours of the next generation PlayStation have been especially abundant in recent months and they are painting a very interesting picture. With far more continuity between generations it is looking like Sony’s move to AMD for the PS4 is starting to pay off for everyone. Will this be a case of evolution being better than a revolution? Will the console wars switch tracks and be won by the dark horse Nintendo? Can anyone believe it’s been so long since the last GTA game?
The battle to dominate gaming in front of our TV’s has raged since the birth of video games in the 80’s. With the release of the classic mini consoles reliving these gaming memories and catching up on classics that you might have missed has never been so much fun, or simpler. Many of the biggest names of the 80’s and early 90’s are present NES, SNES, Sega MegaDrive, Commodore 64 and the soon to be released PlayStation.
Nowhere does the relentless march of technology move so fast as the action packed world of gaming. The current leading edge of gaming is a double edged sword; one edge of the blade is the new PS4 Pro while the other is the incredible LG 55B6T OLED TV. With the release of the PS4 Pro and recent price drop of the LG B6T OLEDs this is a technology combination that is now accessible to many.
The 4K PS4 Pro is providing compelling content for all of those starved next generation TV’s out there and with it Sony may have stolen the gaming lead, even against the mighty PC gaming rig. The PC 4k gaming market is still a mess and Microsoft are months away from their 4k Xbone so for now it’s all PS4 Pro. It is hands down the best gaming experience in town. A big statement that I back up with one simple fact, the PS4 Pro is delivering the goods now.
Can a trailer exist without a film? The surprising answer to this question is Yes! Take for example the recently released video ‘Most Wanted Trailer #1’ by Commandoflauge and his merry band of gamers. A trailer that was created for a movie that doesn’t exist. A trailer that’s so damn good it may soon become a web series if the video receives enough support, so get Liking, Subscribing and Retweeting if you love it.
Having put their many years of gaming experience to good use Cammandoflauge and friends used GTA 5 to produce one bad ass video. Take a look Hollywood your biggest threat isn’t piracy, your biggest threat is Machinima. The trailer itself was a one off creation designed to test the world’s reaction to this story idea, and the world has reacted with two massive thumbs up. If you haven’t seen the video yet check it out and like, subscribe or generally just support the very creative gamers behind it. A big ‘take that’ to all those parents who said gaming was a waste of time, ha.
The handheld gaming market is about to heat up with a new console appearing from out of the blue. The SteamBoy handheld Steam machine has piqued the internet’s interests with its unique features and sharp looks.
The SteamBoy Machine Team (no relation to Steam) released the preview for their hand held steamer on the last day of E3, surprising the tired masses. Website the Escapist got the low down on the console with much potential.
Gamers rejoice there is a new player in town; Amazon’s continuing plans for world domination are now expanding to include TV’s and gaming.
As the masters of content Amazon are continually developing new ways to access their library, continually expanding options for its customers. This time Amazon is hoping to turn every TV into an Amazon content delivery system, the Kindle of the gaming world.
Due out in the last quarter of 2014 Amazon hopes to shake up the status quo and in the process capture even more market share. Will their plans for content domination succeed?
After much pomp and ceremony Sony has revealed their next generation PlayStation to the world, the PlayStation 4 has now moved from rumour to reality. With a captive audience of media types present the show got underway.
Now, days later the dust has settled and the details of the next generation PlayStation have become much clearer, free of rumour and innuendo.
Still the event wasn’t free of controversy; the absence of the console itself has had speculation running rife. Some media outlets are reporting that the hardware isn’t complete, while others are reporting Sony is holding back the big reveal for later in the year.
Gamers rejoice, the first of the next generation consoles will be revealed to the world shortly. Sony has sent out the invitations, limousines have been booked and journalist wait with pens at the ready.
All invited parties will be gathering in New York on February 20th, awaiting the spectacle that Sony has prepared. Expectations are high that this will become the disclosure event for the Sony Playstation 4.
Also included for your viewing pleasure is the short promo video attached to the invitation. A brief glimpse presenting the intro the event, Sony’s iconic button layout rendered as you have never seen before.
The rumour mill has been working overtime this week with snippets of information regarding the next generation Playstation and Xbox whirling through the electronic ether. While an official release date for both consoles is still to be announced the event to announce the release date has firmed up along with technical specifications.
Both consoles are due for release in the second half of this year (2013) with hardware produced by AMD. While they will use the same supplier they have both taken very different approaches. This time around the roles have been reversed, Sony’s PS4 will be very PC like internally (think original Xbox) while Microsoft has a radical dual APU design up its sleeve.
Sony this month gathered its US game developers for a disclosure meeting. Project Orbis is indeed taking shape with Sony showing off and delivering a new generation of dev kit during the closed door meetings.
Sony’s offices were bulging with game developers as the presentations began. While the dev kit looks like any other tower PC it’s what’s on the inside that matters. This particular tall nondescript black tower includes Sony’s latest software and AMD hardware running the show, Project Orbis looks to be well on schedule for a 2013 release.
One more generation of developer kit is due before the PS4 is released, a release that should be simultaneous with the final silicon for the console, a major milestone.