Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake from Uncharted is amazing

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Yesterday, Nathan Fillion, Stephen Lang, and friends have released their take on the Uncharted universe with a 15-minute cinematic that was everything we’d hope for from a big-budget movie on a rather tiny budget. Here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s a List of Things We’d Like to See for the PS4 in 2018

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2018 has been off to a great start. Sony broke nearly 6 million consoles sold during the holiday season and they even managed to bring some outstanding deals on some of this biggest hits to life in their “4 Weeks of Holiday Sales”. But with that having come to a slow end tomorrow, it’s time to set our eyes to the future and that’s exactly what Sony is ready to have us do.

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Your PlayStation Plus Subscription is About to Go Up in Price this September

If you haven’t already gotten the email from Sony’s PlayStation service, prepare to. Earlier this afternoon in our inbox for Blast Away the Game Review, we were welcomed with the sight of the cost of PlayStation Plus starting this September, and sadly it places it on par with Xbox Live. Something that Sony had been known for combating against in order for their fans to enjoy their service, but also to enjoy their games.

So what did the lovely email we get say? Here’s the screenshot from the Blast Away the Game Review inbox.

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For those enjoying the original costs, it’s unfortunate to see the price hike as PlayStation Plus was known for its affordability at $49.99 USD. Though we can only guess this means that the future console updates will be offering new content, better free games, and even more services in the future as VR games come to fruition starting this fall.

Will you be staying subscribed with the price jump or will you be cancelling your subscriptions? Let us know through the comments here on our website or our social media pages!


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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

 

Rumour: PlayStation 4’s 4K Upgrade is Seeming to be More Likely

So we’ve had PlayStation 4 consoles for a while now. We’ve seen them struggle with older games and even some newer games from time to time due to poor optimization or just poor hardware. I’d have to go with the first one on this. However, what if we were able to see that change? According to a report on Giant Bomb suggests that sources have outlined what the PlayStation 4 “Neo” will do. Neo being the rumoured code name at this time. While it is handling a bit more power in all areas, players can expect that games will not be segregating players from each other, this same thing has happened before with both PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 owners where people who decided to upgrade saw minor increases in performance. Though not all that much in the long run. I can imagine, however, VR owners are going to want this newer console to get the most out of their VR experience seeing as how the current PlayStation 4 may struggle a bit with a .5GHz bandwidth issue in processing power, let alone the rather large increase in memory access.

CPU 8 Jaguar Cores at 1.6 GHz 8 Jaguar Cores at 2.1 GHz
GPU AMD GCN, 18 CUs at 800 MHz Improved AMD GCN, 36 CUs at 911 MHz
Memory 8 GB GDDR5, 176 GB/s 8 GB GDDR5, 218 GB/s

But should we really be jumping for joy yet at this announcement? While it seems highly plausible that Sony will be doing this in the near future, it’s hard to say just when they will do so, especially with the PlayStation VR already being a steep 399.99 USD as a VR bundle. For those who already have many of the supplies needed? The idea of upgrading is harsh and will cause players to seriously re-consider their purchase. I know I for one am even though the press coverage is needed, but for personal use? It’s steep and rather painful. Though Sony has done this before with the PlayStation Move in order to push units out (we saw how not-so-good that thing did and it’s coming back with PlayStation VR).

With this new console the suspicion that there will be some heavy changes can’t really be pointed out just yet as we can suspect that the “Neo” will be using the same everything to run it, just it’ll be a bit faster, support games a bit better, and will allow for better optimization for VR games so that players can get the most out of their experience without having any hindered performance at all. Now if we see “Neo” exclusive games? That’ll make it where things get ugly since the newer console will offer developers a chance to lean towards the favor of the upgraded hardware. While we can suspect some games that currently offer 4 person cooperative play due to restrictions, we can also bet that’ll be safe to assume we’ll see those same games on the Neo to offer double that if not triple it due to the new memory capabilities. Unfortunately, we’ve not heard anything from Sony quite yet, but with E3 just around the corner? Expect some possibly large news.

The long run question is though? What will Sony put as the price tag? Will they cut down the cost on the older models to offer a better business model for consumers or will we see the new PlayStation 4 “Neo” surpass the PS4 and remain at the same price tag for those who want 4K gaming and for those that don’t? Seems like we’ll find out when the time comes.


About the Writer:

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Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on TwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.

Sony Reduces PlayStation 4 Costs Effective Tomorrow, Includes Bundles

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There’s always something nice about when the holidays roll around. This time it’s that Sony has announced that they are dropping the price of the Sony PlayStation 4 this holiday season. So for those of you that have a PlayStation 4 on your holiday wish list? That’s a great bit of news as you can see above. Sony is dropping the price of the console by $50 USD in order to compete with the Microsoft Xbox One, which has been sitting comfortable at the $349.99 USD price point where the Xbox One has found a comfortable price point as of recent.

The question that will lay underneath the surface? Is this permanent or will this be a temporary ordeal just for the holidays? All we can do is sit and wait in order to see how far this goes for both bundles and non-bundles.

Source: Sony PlayStation Blog


About the Writer:

dustin_batgr_prof

Dustin is our native console gamer, PlayStation and Nintendo reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the boarders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over onTwitterGoogle+, and or you can find him on PSN with RaivynLyken.