Gaming Today

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Gaming today

As a keen console gamer for three decades it is clear that significant changes have occurred in the industry. In the early 8 bit and 16 bit generations, products shipped to retailers, were reviewed, and if they were good (or had a sizeable marketing budget) then they would join the honourable yet foul stench of bad feet and good nutsacks in the bedrooms of teenage boys. This was possible only after pestering their parents for the requisite £39.99 for a game that may typically last between two and ten hours from start to finish. Continue reading

The latest on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines

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So heres the latest to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC Valve announced a large number of updates. These cover a range of topic including a finalized Steam Controller, the new Steam Link, and a slate of Steam Machines from fourteen different manufacturers also the SteamVR.

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Rock Band 4 announced today!

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That’s right guys, Rock band is back!
Developer Harmonix is working with hardware manufacturer Mad Catz to bring Rock Band 4 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One by the end of 2015, the two companies announced today.
And guess what? They are planning on letting you carry over all of your previously downloaded songs over to it as well.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited, what’s you opinions?

New Major PS4 update arriving?

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So it’s just been leaked that the Playstation 4 will be getting a MAJOR update to its system soon… Really soon actually, It’s said to be available on the 29th March. Even though the details haven’t been released about whatvoimd of update it is, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome!
What are your thoughts on this?
What things would you like to see coming to the Playstation 4?

Is this the generation of delays and let-downs?

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So far in 2015 gamers have experienced much more than their fair share of delays and let-downs, from The Witcher 3’s delay to February 24th then further delayed until May 19th as well as the disappointing release of The Order 1886, Is this generation the generation of disappointment and delay?

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PS4 Share Play restricted to 60-minute sessions

Share Play enables a PlayStation Plus subscriber to share a game with a friend, allowing that friend to take control of the game remotely and play – without having to own the title themselves.

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But the feature will not be limitless. Sony has confirmed to that sessions will be restricted to 60-minute sessions. There are no limit to how many Share Play sessions you host. But it’s unclear if this means that players will simply be able to host multiple Share Play sessions in a row.
Europe boss Jim Ryan was reluctant to divulge the full details. “In principle it is 60 minutes, that’s all I can say for now,” he said.

Ryan also clarified that players who take control of a game remotely will be able to play both the single and multi player modes in that game – even without PS Plus membership – but they will not be able to play multiplayer with the person they are sharing from without a PS Plus membership.

Silent Hills will ‘make you shit your pants’, says Kojima

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima says the newly-announced Silent Hills game he is working on will “make you shit your pants”.

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Kojima held off revealing any specifics on the game speaking during a special konami presentation at Gamescom on Tuesday, but did resolutely promise gamers an intensely scary experience, whether or not they can handle it.

Rise of the Tomb Raider isn’t coming to PS4 or PC, 

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The upcoming sequel will launch exclusively on Xbox in 2015
Microsoft and Crystal Dynamics have announced.

Crystal Dynamics head of studios Darrell Gallagher, wrote a letter to the Tomb Raider community explaining the exclusivity deal with Microsoft.

Below are some excerpts from the letter.

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