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NOVEMBER 2014 NEWS

December 1, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have announced the latest DLC tracks for Just Dance 2015. Available now for both current and last-gen consoles are the following: "We Canít Stop" by Miley Cyrus, "Funhouse" by P!nk, "Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd ft. Astro, "C'mon" by Ke$ha and "Kiss you" by One Direction.

November 30, 2014

    PS4 News
    Michael Condrey, Sledgehammer Studio boss, has tweeted that an update is incoming for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which will addres some issues. His tweet stated "TU @X1/PS4 +PC Stay tuned for notes incl weapon balancing, ranked play updates, map exploits & spawn fixes, optimizations +"

    Telltale Games, the developers of the episodic story based games The Walking Dead Season One and Two, The Wolf Among Us and the recently released Tales from the Borderlands have announced that Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice will be released next week - December 3 in Europe to be precise. Here's hoping the game is as impressive as their other titles.

    PS4 Review
    Lords of the Fallen is a game which unashamedly takes inspirtation from Dark Souls, but this ends up being a different game. It looks and sounds pretty good and is one which fans of the hack and slash genre may want to check out.

November 30, 2014

    PS4 News
    Many of you would have heard about the issues with Assassin's Creed: Unity and Ubisoft have been quite open in acknowledging the issues, and working on patches to fix them. Realising that gamers have been disappointed the develop has pulled the Season Pass from sale and will provide the Dead Kings DLC free for everyone. Those that purchased the Season Pass will now receive a free game from the following list; The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassinís Creed Black Flag, Rayman Legends, Just Dance 2015.

November 26, 2014

    PS4 Review
    Transformers: Age of Extinction is the latest in Michael Bay's mega franchise. Indeed this fourth outing brings with it an entirely new human cast, but also plenty of new Transformers, as well as Dinobots. It's yet another entertaining film in the franchise.

November 25, 2014

    PS4 News
    BandaiNamco have today announced that Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is being ported to the Playstation 4 (and XBox One) with the new version also set for PS3, XBox 360 and PC. The release includes the original game as well as the three main DLC packs - Crown Of The Sunken King, Crown Of The Old Iron King, and Crown Of The Ivory King - as well as all-new content including "an expanded story featuring additional in-game events and NPC characters along with new deadlier enemies and gameplay improvements." The game will be released on April 2 next year, but for now, enjoy this trailer.

    WB Games have today released a pretty jaw-dropping trailer for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight called "Ace Chemicals Infiltration Ė Pt. 1". The game is due for release in June 2015. Just, enjoy...

November 23, 2014

    PS4 Review
    Singstar: Ultimate Party is the first disc based release for a franchise that has been missing at retail for several years now. With the PS4 out now Sony have released their Ultimate Party compilation. It allows you to use Smartphones as mics, but ultimately it's a bitterly disappointing release.

November 17, 2014

    PS4 News
    Square Enix have today released two trailers, of sorts, for Final Fantasy XV which is in development for PS4. First up is the "Tech Demo Vol. 1" while the second trailer is a 10-minute "Walkthrough" which isn't too action packed, but does show off the scope of the world nicely. Enjoy...


November 14, 2014

    Playstation News
    Well today Sony launch their latest console, the Playstation TV. Not to be confused with the PlayTV on PS3 which allows you to watch and record TV, the Playstation TV is a micro-console which allows you to Remote Play the PS4 to another TV, or download and play PSVita titles, with Sony's online streaming service, PSNow also being supported, when it comes to Australia, one day, eventually. The unit costs $AU149.95 and is in stores now.

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have today released a trailer for the Season Pass in The Crew, their upcoming open-world racer. Check it out...

    Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 is under a week away now the company has released a new trailer called "Everything You Want To Know About Kryat". Running for almost 8 minutes it's pretty impressive, but obviously contains some spoilers. Check it out...

November 13, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have spoken about the issues with Assassin's Creed: Unity and have confirmed they are soon set to release a patch to fix some bugs however larger frame rate fixes may be a little further away. Still, nice to see they company is working on fixes. The issues aren't just for the game, with the company's stock dropping over 9%!

    Square-Enix have confirmed that Just Cause 3 is currently in development for release in 2015 on PS4. Contrary to rumors the game will not be free to play, and will be a single player only experience. The game will receive an official unveiling in December's Game Informer magazine.

    Just a quick word of warning to those playing Sega's brilliant Alien: Isolation that the new patch, 1.1, which was released today is crashing the game with the error "CE-34878-0" with some also reporting corrupted save files as a result. The developers are aware and are already investigating the issues. Might be worth cancelling, or deleting, that update!

    PS3 Review
    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a return to the wonderful world of Borderlands, or, well not really as this time we're headed to the moon. With 2K Australia handling development duties this is a pretty solid release. Time to dust off the old Playstation 3 as there's no Playstation 4 version set for release as yet.

November 12, 2014

    PS4 News
    So Assassin's Creed: Unity is out today but with the game out a day or so ago in America now reports have surfaced that both the PS4 and XBox One versions of the game suffer from frame rate issues, with reports of dips as low as 20fps. Not only that but the game occasionally suffers from other graphical and technical glitches.

    PS4 Review
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is going to sell millions of copies, that's a given. However this years Call of Duty has a few interesting factors worth considering; a new developer in Sledgehammer Games, a futuristic setting of 2054 with new military hardware and, well, Kevin Spacey. Ultimately this is another great release in Activision's epic FPS franchise and well worth checking out.

November 11, 2014

    PS4 News
    Ubisoft have today released the launch trailer for Assassin's Creed: Unity which continues to look spectacular. The game is due out at the end of the week, but in the meantime, here you go...

November 10, 2014

    PS4 News
    We're having a tremendous amount of fun with Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (expect a review in a couple of days), but there are a couple of things that gamers may want to note, as yet, there's no dedicated servers as promised. Sledgehammer Games are also working on some updates to the game with the following being treated as priorities:

    • Prestige reset issues, including emblems and challenges.
    • Adjustment to the in-game chat names notifications placement.
    • Fix for weapon reloads counting as speed reloads in certain circumstances.
    • Connectivity optimizations.
    • Fix for stats accumulating towards leaderboards after prestiging.
    • Adjustment to challenges to unlock Camos for weapons.
    • Fix for round-based game modes, affecting Win/Loss ratios.
    • Implemented ability to unlock eSports Rule options in Private Match.

November 9, 2014

    PS4 News
    In a great move which could only wish more developers would do, CD Project Red, has confirmed that all 16 pieces of DLC for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be free. The massive RPG will be released on February 24 next year.

    PS3 Review
    Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed certainly has a unique title, and the gameplay to match. This was always going to be an interesting experience, and it's one which Michael has undertaken with some mixed results.

November 7, 2014

    PS4 News
    Sony have announced that the Playstation 4 is the "fastest selling home video games console of all time in Australia". Since launch the console has commanded a 44% market share, and the Playstation brand it set for another boost on November 14 with the launch of Playstation TV which allows you to stream PS4 content to another TV in the house, or play PSVita titles on a TV.

    BigBen Interactive have announced that Rugby 15 will be released on the PS4 (as well as PS3, XBox One and XBox 360) on December 4 2014. The game includes support for 4-player matches (no mention if that is offline or online) and include 20 international teams, albeit unlicensed. The game does however include an editor mode which, while not confirmed, hints that you could edit the team to have real names. Rockstar have released a stunning video showing off the visual upgrades for Grand Theft Auto V from the PS3 version to the PS4 version. The PS4 version is due out in a little over a week and, well, it's jaw-dropping as you can see below.

November 5, 2014

    PS4 News
    Sony are about to release Firmware 2.01 for the Playstation 4 which is only a minor update but apparently fixes an issue relating to the console's sleep mode and not powering back up correctly. Should be out very soon, if not already.

    Rockstar have been moderately quiet with the release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and XBox One and today they have dropped a big bit of news - the game can now be played from a first person perspective! Check out the announcement video below...

October 28, 2014

    PS4 Review
    Alien: Isolation is a ripping game. While there have been plenty of Alien based games over the years, but few take the slow, suspensful road as The Creative Assembly have with this game. It's a fantastic title well worth a look.

October 24, 2014

    PS4 Review
    Edge of Tomorrow, which has been strangely rebranded to Live Die Repeat, is the latest Tom Cruise starring film, and it's a fantastic film with unique, Groundhog-day like premise which sees Major Cage thrown into suicide mission, but it's not over when he dies as the day resets, and he has to do it all over again, and again, and again. Check it out.

October 23, 2014

    PS4 News
    While things have been improving on a steady basis there are still some issues with Evolution Studios Driveclub but the company has been very open in dialogue with gamers. Today is a new update, but for those waiting for the Playsation Plus version, you might be waiting a bit longer with no new concrete info. Anyway here's the latest:

      As more servers come online and regular server updates are rolling out we are steadily improving connectivity for everybody.

      Improving server performance is taking time, which is frustrating for all of us, but please understand that we are doing everything we can to get all aspects of online play up and running smoothly as quickly as possible.

      We've also made changes today in Multiplayer to ensure that there are more events available to you, and that you have more variety when you choose to race with and against other drivers online.

      We will keep you up to date as we improve server performance for all aspects of online play. Thank you again for your support while this work continues.

October 21, 2014

    PS4 Review
    Skylanders: Trap Team is, believe it or not, the first game in the franchise which we have played and reviewed. With my two nephews hooked on the game since they received Swap Force last year it was a game I was keen on checking out. What I discovered is a surprisingly entertaining title, albeit one designed to drain plenty of cash.

October 20, 2014

    PS4 News
    The Playstation Blog has unveiled a new PS4 downloadable game called Rebel Galaxy. Developed by Double Damage Games and confirmed for PC as well the game looks like a pretty entertaining space trading/action game. Expect a release sometime in 2015, but for now, enjoy the trailer


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