If you’ve been eyeing that PS4, but the price is what’s been keeping you on the fence, Sony has some good news for you. As a part of their summer promotion, the company has dropped the price of the PlayStation 4.
The base PS4 model, which came with three games (Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn and Gran Turismo Sport) and cost around INR 28000 has now been dropped to INR 22690 on both Flipkart and Amazon. In addition to the games, it also includes a code for a free three month membership for PS Plus in the box. Click here to check out the bundle.
Additionally, there’s a discount on some games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is the first game to receive Marvel’s stamp of approval.
You can shop for the Sony PlayStation 4 bundle here.
Fans of PSVR, rejoice! No longer will your movements in the realm of virtual reality be restricted to your clumsy fingers. Now you can use your feet too, well, not now, but soon enough. The company will be launching 3DRudder, its foot-controlled motion controller in June.
The controller has been available for PC users for a while now, but soon PS VR users will be able to bask in its glory as well. Designed by an architect, it aims to let you control movement using your feet and free your hands to take care of other tasks. Here’s a statement from the official blog post.
“I’m an architect,” explains company co-founder Valerio Bonora of the peripheral’s origins. “10 years ago I was in charge of redesigning all the metal work of one of Paris’s historical monument – not the Eiffel tower, for those wondering!
“I was sat at my computer using my hands to zoom in and out and rotate the structure over and over while designing it. My wrists were aching, and I thought: ‘this all would be much more efficient if I could move around in my project with my feet, and keep my hands focused on designing’. That’s how I started drawing the first concept of the foot motion controller.”
The device has a flat, circular disc-like platform at the top for your feet, while the bottom is rounded. In order to control movement, all you need to do is tilt your feet in the direction you want to move. The more you tilt, the faster you go, allowing for seamless movement, including walking and sprinting.
The device can plugged into the PS4 console using a USB and is compatible with the PlayStation Move controllers, DualShock 4 controllers and the PS VR Aim controllers. The 3DRudder will launch for the PS4 on 17th June with support for a host of games, and more games will be receiving support for more games over time.
We don’t know a lot about the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles, apart from the fact that they’ve been under works for a while. There’s a lot of speculation going on about the release dates, but the general consensus seems to be that we’ll get to see some news about the new devices towards the end of this year, and a launch sometime in 2020.
As posted by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier on ResetEra, it seems like very few people in the industry have any actual knowledge about these consoles. Interestingly enough, he also says that both Microsoft and Sony are looking to beat the 10.7 TFLOPs performance touted by Google Stadia at the announcement event. Here’s his post from the thread:
“Look, as I’ve been saying since roughly March 2018 (in this very thread), next-gen is coming in 2020. That Semiaccurate article saying 2018 (lol) got people’s hopes up for 2019, but by now I hope it’s clear that the PS5 ain’t coming out this fall. And, despite all the rumors about devkits being out (usually from rumormongers who are wrong more often than not), the number of people briefed on next-gen is still very limited. Even within companies like, say, DICE, there’ll be a small team of engineers who now have a rough idea of specs, and everyone else will know when they need to know. Not a lot of devs are disclosed on next-gen right now. In other words, don’t expect much in the way of substantial leakage just yet. The only thing to know for sure is that both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than that “10.7 teraflops” number that Google threw out last week. (And, as has been reported, Microsoft’s got a few things in the works.)”
This goes in tandem with our discussion on Google Stadia where we talk about how Google is competing with current-gen consoles when it says it is more powerful than both the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X combined. Things are sure to get interesting in the gaming spectrum going forward as we see dedicated gaming hardware platforms compete with aggressive digital services like Stadia and XCloud. Do you think Google Stadia will be able to compete with next-gen consoles? Let us know in the comments!
Sony has updated their refund policy to be significantly more user friendly, and made some important changes as noted below.
Games, game add-ons, season passes and in-game consumables
You can cancel a digital content purchase within 14 days from the date of purchase and receive a refund to your PSN wallet, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming it.
Digital content that you have started downloading or streaming, and in-game consumables that have been delivered, are not eligible for a refund unless the content is faulty.
You can cancel your purchase of a season pass within 14 days from the date of purchase and receive a refund to your PSN wallet, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming any digital content (e.g. game add-ons) included in the season pass.
You may cancel a pre-order of digital content at any time before the release date and receive a refund to your PSN wallet. If the release date has passed, you can still change your mind and request a refund to your wallet up to 14 days after payment was taken for the pre-order, provided that you have not started downloading or streaming the content to your device.
If you have started to download the main part of the order, you will not be able to request a refund. Please be aware that downloads will happen automatically if Automatic Downloads are enabled in your system settings. To turn off Automatic Downloads, head to [Settings] > [System] > [Automatic Downloads] and untick the checkbox next to “Application Update Files”.
If you have not started to download the main product and your order included immediately-accessible extra content, this extra content will stop working if you cancel your pre-order and you will receive a refund to your PSN wallet. If no additional content was included, you will receive a refund to the original payment method where possible*.
PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, and Spotify Premium
You can cancel your purchase of a subscription to PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now or Spotify Premium service and request a refund to your PSN wallet within 14 days from the initial transaction date, even after you start using the subscription.
The refund may be reduced pro-rata to reflect the use you have had of the service. This may show as two transactions in your account transaction history: a refund to your wallet of the full amount originally paid and then a debit of a charge for the period of the service you received.
If you take advantage of a free trial when you sign up to a service, the 14-day cancellation period will commence on the day we accept your order of the free trial and the duration of the free trial will be included in the 14-day period. For example, if you sign up for a free trial which lasts 7 days and your wallet is debited for the subscription at the end of the trial, you will have 7 days after your wallet was debited to cancel.
After a lot of rumours and leaks we finally have an official announcement for Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered.
This new remastered edition of the game seems to only be a visual overhaul of the title with 4K resolution support and HDR. There’s also a lot of changes to the lighting of the game with a really warm tone throughout the game now as seen in the trailer.
The game comes with all single-player DLC and also with Assassin’s Creed Liberation which is a game that takes place around the same time and ties in with the events of the Assassin’s Creed 3.
While we only have a little bit of information regarding what seems to be changed in this remaster, the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any gameplay changes is a bit of a step back because the Assassin’s Creed series gameplay has changed a lot over the past few years with Assassin’s Creed Unity arguably having the most fluid movement yet in the series.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is also a title that has the fanbase split about the fact that whether it is a good game or not. While most people tend to dislike the game because of how boring the felt the protagonist was, many praise it for how interesting the story was.
Assassin’s Creed 3 takes place during the American Revolution and you play as Ratonhnhaké:ton a half-English, half-Mohawk who also goes by the name of Connor who is fighting to get revenge on those who destroyed his village and to gain freedom for his people.
Assassin’s Creed 3 will be out on March 29th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Titanfall never really got the limelight it should have with its incredible movement and shooting but that might change thanks to Apex Legends.
Apex Legends is an upcoming free to play Battle Royale game set in the Titanfall universe and uses the same mechanics as it. While not much is known about Apex Legends at this point, we know that they’re going to reveal it tonight at 9:30PM IST/ 4PM GMT on the official Apex Legends Twitch channel.
The fact that it is a Battle Royale Shooter has been confirmed by Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards. What is surprising is that the game will not only be announced today, it is also set to release today itself after the official reveal according to sources.
The game will have loot boxes and microtransactions present but those will only be for cosmetic items. The game will also have up to 3 players in a team with a total of 60 players on a single server.
Former CSGO professional and famous Twitch streamer Shroud has already had a chance to play the game along with other streamers and content creators as seen above from the tweet by Myth, a professional Fortnite Battle Royale Player and Twitch Streamer.
The Titanfall games have always had mediocre sales and not a lot of activity in the multiplayer front even though the core gameplay and mechanics are really solid and offers fluidity like no other shooter out there. Not to mention the fact that you can also use powered up Titans to fight other Titans while other Pilots duke it out around them.
Maybe the free to play model will help the game have a stable player base and in the future include even more game modes. If they manage to improve on the mechanics of the previous two games for this title, this game could really match Blackout in terms of chaos and fun but I doubt they’ll change much besides ajdusting for the Battle ROyale game mode.
The Live stream will begin at 9:30PM IST/ 4PM GMT on the official Apex Legends Twitch Channel. Apex Legends is set to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Before we get to this month’s line up, we have news to share about cloud storage for PS Plus members. In early February, we will be expanding our cloud storage space from 10GB to 100GB for PS Plus members playing on PS4 – giving you even more space to keep all those game saves.
With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress. Be sure to check it out next month!
Now, let’s take a look at the monthly games next month, which will be available on 5th February.
First up, we have For Honor, the melee action game from Ubisoft. Experience the chaos of war and choose between Viking, Knight, and Samurai factions to find your perfect fighting style. Featuring 20 different PvP maps, this game will be sure to entertain you.
Hitman: The Complete First Season
Next up, we have Hitman: The Complete First Season. Take on the role of Agent 47, the world’s ultimate assassin. Travel the globe to eliminate your targets in traditional and less traditional ways. From sniper rifles to expired spaghetti sauce, use the weapons at your disposal to become the master assassin.
This month’s PlayStation Plus line up also includes:
Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Insomniac Games have released the version 1.14 update for Marvel’s Spider-Man, which includes the “Bombastic Bag-Man Suit” and “Future Foundation Suit” for Spider-Man.
Here is some background on the suits, via Insomniac Games writer Christos Gage on the PlayStation Blog:
Spidey has a long history with the Fantastic Four, going back to 1963’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, when our rookie wall-crawler tried to join the team—only to end up fighting them! That was just the beginning of many years of adventure (including the 2010 Spider-Man / Fantastic Four miniseries written by yours truly and drawn by Mario Alberti) that has led us to today, with the new Fantastic Four comic written by longtime Spidey-scribe and game story contributor Dan Slott.
There have been too many cool Spidey / Fantastic Four moments to count, but one of the most memorable in their illustrious history was in Amazing Spider-Man #258, when Spidey swung by the Fantastic Four’s headquarters for help with the alien symbiote he was wearing as a costume (that’s right, it later became Venom). The Fantastic Four got it off, but then Spidey was left in his underpants (we’d never do something that silly in the game… wait, I’m being told we did). So Spidey borrowed a Fantastic Four costume… but they don’t have masks! So, to conceal Peter Parker’s secret identity, his frenemy, the Human Torch, gave Spidey a grocery bag to wear on his head. As The Thing might say, what a revoltin’ development!
Another chapter in their shared story came when Spidey actually joined the Fantastic Four, then calling themselves the Future Foundation, and they all wore cool black and white costumes. Hey, Dan wrote many of those issues, and I scripted one or two myself! That suit was awesome looking because – but you don’t want to hear me yap, look for yourself!
Marvel’s Spider-Man is available now for PlayStation 4.
The announcement trailer for Dragon Ball Game– Project Z, an all-new Action RPG for PS4, XB1 and PC is out now and we’re going to analyze it and talk more about this upcmoing title.
In this epic retelling, you will be able to play through the legendary adventures of the Saiyan named Kakarot…better known as Goku – recounting the beloved story of DRAGON BALL Z like never before. Developed in partnership with CyberConnect2, the game (with full title to be announced) will launch in 2019 featuring both Japanese and English voiceovers.
We don’t have a lot of information about the game but we do have enough to make a decent guess at what the game will be like. For most parts it seems like a remaster of or heavily inspired by Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, a game for the GameBoy Advanced developed by Webfoot Technologies.
Legacy of Goku came out in 2002 and since this game only went up till the end of the Frieza saga, Webfoot made two more sequels named, The Legacy of Goku 2 and Buu’s Fury. In 2016, they did announce that they were making a sequel to those games as they started an Indie-GoGo campaign for it but it seems to have died down because there’s been no recent updates. We’ve reached out to them and will update this post if we hear back from them.
From the trailer though, it seems to be focused on the story of Son Goku and only shows moments till the Frieza saga with the last most scene from the show/manga being Goku turning SSJ for the first time. This is one of the main reasons why we think it is a Legacy of Goku inspired title, more-so with the fact that it is an Action-RPG title.
The visuals look similar to almost all mainstream Dragon Ball games with cell-shaded 3D models and environments. It also looks like this will be a 3D fighting game like Xenoverse 2 and not like FighterZ. Most of what we saw seemed to be footage from the game engine with only the last shots of Goku walking being actual gameplay.
In terms of locations, we have West City, Kame House, Namek, The forest near Goku’s house and a forest near West City. It will be interesting to see if it’ll be an open-world game or if we’ll be locked to small hubs which we can travel between from a menu. I’m hoping for an open-world game with side-missions and such.
Join Goku and fellow warriors in the neverending search for the ultimate fight — COMING 2019!
What’s interesting to note is that the game will release in 2019. We’re in the first month of 2019 with 11 more months left but it still seems like a really quick release date. This could probably be the reason why we’ve only seen Pre-Android saga footage because maybe it just isn’t ready or maybe they’ll be added later on to the game.
However, in this day and age it doesn’t make sense to release the game in episodic parts because even if they go the Hitman 2016 route with it, it really doesn’t make sense unless they’re trying to release the game ASAP to stay on the hype that the Broly movie has created and the inevitable announcement of the continuation of the Dragon Ball Super anime.
Another worrying aspect is that will this game also not be distributed in India due to a licensing issue. India has a huge Dragon Ball fan following and a lot of them would happily buy Xenoverse and FighterZ if they’d be available on the official marketplace but sadly have to get the games through re-sellers which sucks.
It is a great time to be a Dragon Ball fan and with so much Dragon Ball content coming our way, I can’t wait to see more about Project Z.
Resident Evil 2 releasing very soon and people are already loving it. But wait, there’s more as Capcom plans to add more content to the game very soon.
In a recent live stream, Capcom showcased an all-new game mode called “The Ghost Survivors”. This game mode seems to an RNG based rogue mode which will have an Item Randomizer just like the Item Randomizer mods of the RE1 remake and the original RE2. In this, you will explore the already existing game world but have different challenges and gain points. The points you gain can then be used to upgrade items and such. Seems like an interesting game mode that will help with replayability and is something that fans are very excited about.
Capcom has also said that there will be new playable characters that include the mayor’s daughter, Katherine and another character named Robert Kendo. These characters will be available to play in the first volume aforementioned Ghost Survivors mode which will release in three volumes. It might also be an “alternative reality” and is confirmed to have a brand new enemy that is not in Resident Evil 2. Ghost Survivors will be added to the game as part of a free content update and will not be locked behind a paywall.
Another cool addition is the Classic costumes for Leon and Claire. These are the old low-poly models from RE2 that have been bumped up to look better but still retain their overall look. The classic costumes will be added for free on 22nd March and might be available as paid DLC before that.
The game’s reviews are already out and it’s nothing but positive with many stating that it is one of the best remakes out there and that this is how remakes should be done. Our own review should be out soon as well as our Hot Takes video so stay tuned for that.
Resident Evil 2 Remake launches on January 25th for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.