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Heavenly Sword Movie Releasing in September

The Heavenly Sword movie, based on the best-selling PS3 exclusive action title of the same name, will see a release later this year. On September 2, the CGI film will be available for download on PSN, and at participating retailers on Blu Ray and DVD.

It Stars Anna Torv (Fringe), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) and Thomas Jane (The Punisher). The official Synopsis and trailer are below.

A dramatic tale of revenge, Heavenly Sword centers on Nariko (Torv), a trained warrior with flaring red hair, who gracefully possesses a titular, sought after blade with incredible powers. As the sword’s guardian, she must face a megalomaniacal ruler, King Bohan (Molina), and his unyielding army, who are determined to obtain the powerful sword for their own manipulation.

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Driveclub (PS4 Exclusive) – Physical and PlayStation Plus Version Explained [HD 1080P]

Physical and PlayStation Plus Version Explained of Driveclub.

Genre(s): Racing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Evolution Studios
Release Date (NA): October 8th, 2014

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Watch Movies On PlayStation 4 Before They Come Out

Many of you may have noticed in the new PlayStation Store accessed on Sony’s recently released next-generation game console PS4 that certain film offerings from the Sony film studios as well as close partners are now opening up movies to be watched on the PlayStation platform before they are released to retail DVD and Blu-Ray formats. Not only can these films be seen early, but they can also be owned early in high-end formats. Currently in the screen-grab seen above you’ll find Red 2 and We’re the Millers available for $19.99 before they are even released on Blu-Ray and DVD, however given Sony’s strong partnerships with their own internal film studios as well as other major film studios throughout deals such as the Sony cameras which are used to film these movies as well as digital distribution over PSN and of course their cultivation of the Blu-Ray format and platform in general this is definitely not the last we’ll see of this feature. Click here to see the full-sized image.

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Will Get Auto-Caching In Future Updates

RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Necessary

– Top News of the Day
– Yoshida Reveals PS4 Games Might Write / Erase 50GB Games While Playing via Update
– PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Needed
– COD: Ghosts Might Not Play Without Internet Connection
– Next-Gen Game Installs Are Huge, File Sizes Average Ranging 20 – 40GB Installs
– Every Xbox ONE Game Must Be Installed, Console Not Designed To Run Games Off Disc
– Xbox ONE Mandatory Install Sizes For Over 12 Games
– Killer Instinct Is Barely A Game – 3.4GB, No Arcade Mode, 8 Characters
– Half of Forza Motorsports 5 Tracks Were Cut
– PS4 Virtual Headset Details Coming to RealGamerNewz.com Soon
– And More

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The Digital Download Version of Killzone: Shadow Fall Will Apparently Take Up 50GB

Digital Distribution is a great business model with an increasingly intriguing amount of benefits for the end-user over time. One of those benefits on the PlayStation 4 side of things includes the ability to instantly demo some games via cloud without even downloading them, pause said demo and purchase, then resume playing the full game as it downloads in the background. Suffice to say, gamers expect the file size of AAA games to increase over time. There is a pretty decent amount of comfort from most of us about downloading games the size of a Blu Ray these days, as we understand the quality in what we are getting.

Games like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V sit nicely on my PlayStation 3 Super Slim, and although the download wait was a bit brutal, PlayStation 4’s download speeds will likely be a lot faster than the current PSN’s performance for such highly in-demand games. I am also glad I have these titles digitally that way they are idiot-proof against me selling based on a bad judgement call, they’ll always be there for me to play so long as I have this hard drive or this PlayStation Store is up and running.

All of that being said, and taking in to account a considerable upgrade for the PlayStation Network which is going on behind the scenes as we speak; it has become revealed that Killzone: Shadow Fall will take up approximately 50GB of data out of the PS4’s 500GB stock hard drive. There are probably some out there who would begin to assume the extreme here, that PS4’s hdd will only be good for storing around 10 games. I would say that’s a stretch in the least, since the graphics of a game like KZ:SF are going to be pretty up there in terms of quality as well as being an early title for the console therefore not privy to as many optimization techniques as later games might be.

Then again, I could be wrong; major AAA games could just keep getting bigger. Perhaps we should consider ourselves lucky that we can still pick up titles in the physical format and be a bit careful to pick and choose which we accept digital versions of. We should probably factor in whether or not we are willing to wait for the download times and if we are comfortable with needing a hard drive upgrade down the road or not. In any event, it’s great to have the choice and if you have the gigabytes you probably might as well spend them! Oh, and by the way, this is probably not including anything from their Season Pass / DLC schedule but actually just the main game.

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Xbox ONE Unboxing Reveals New Freebies Included in Next-Gen Purchase

Today Major Neslon (representing Microsoft) has un-boxed the incredibly sexy looking Xbox ONE (or XO for short) in the following video. We also got to find out that not only does it come with a headset (complete with microphone) but also a 500GB hard drive pre-installed, Blu-Ray disc drive that operates like a car stereo (similar to PS3), a “Day ONE” controller, the HDMI In Xbox 360 support detailed here, and more. Take a look at the video and see for yourself. Personally, I’ve already got mine pre-ordered and I can’t wait to get into it. I hope all of you gamers out there are looking forward to this game console as much as me. We finally are on the brink of a new generation of game consoles that we’ve waited over 7 years for and I’m truly excited. Xbox ONE is set to release near the end of this year some time before the holidays (likely November).

  • Xbox ONE Game Console
  • 4K HDMI Cable
  • Headset (with mic, not just headphones)
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • Blu Ray Disc Drive (with car stereo-style slot)
  • “Day ONE” Edition Controller
  • HDMI In (for Xbox 360 backwards compatibility) /HDMI Out
  • Digital Optical Audio (TOSLINK) (for high fidelity audio when HDMI is not supported by your Surround Sound System)
  • Kinect 2.0 Port
  • 3 USB 3.0 Slots
  • Wired Internet Slot (Ethernet)

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Worms: Collection Review

Worms Collection is a compilation title released by Team 17 and Maximum Games for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game systems. If you aren’t familiar with the Worms franchise it started out long before the current generation of gaming and has its history studded with nostalgic memories for those who have come across its path. Turn-based strategy and hilarious action are combined in a unique way that only the destructible environments of Worms could truly personify. Destroy the enemy before they destroy you, or just destroy the ground beneath them first. Eventually becoming an industry mainstay, Worms has won the hearts of many gamers worldwide and this collection is one that gamers of all ages and preference will enjoy.

Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, and Worms: Ultimate are all included on the disc as well as 6 downloadable content packs. You don’t need to download or exchange any vouchers, so don’t worry if you aren’t online at the moment. These are the full games on disc.

Story- The campaign mode offers a great variety of single player missions that increase in difficulty as you go through them. The games are somewhat like a puzzle because of their nature when played through single player campaign and allow players to utilize everything they know from their past with the game or to learn from scratch. In particular, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem features more concentration on the story mode. Worms became 3D again on PSN with this title, and I’m glad they did. It gives you a nice break from the 2D tactical brutality that is Worms and Worms 2: Armageddon on PSN. Worms was heavily criticized for its jump to 3D back on the PlayStation 2 era and Ultimate Mayhem makes up for it ten-fold. Having learned a great deal from what I consider to be memorable, under-rated 3D Worms games that the media rejected in the past, Team 17 has wiped the formula clean and brought about something truly special here.

Newcomers to the franchise can start with Worms: Ultimate Mayhem for their story-driven experience and then work their way back to the more strategy and tactics based titles previous and end up in love with the same personality and charm the game delivered us all back when it first hit the un-expecting gaming world by storm. They even brought back the controversial Old Lady who walks her way across levels full of gas until she bursts causing a huge and deadly explosion.

Gameplay- Completely destructible environments in both 2D and 3D gameplay with a variety of weapons including Rocket Launchers, Grenades, Holy Hand Grenades, Homing Missiles, Explosive Flying Super Sheep, and many more will makeup the tools at your disposal in the ultimate quest for destruction. Worms serves as a great tutorial to the game if anybody out there still hasn’t played it yet while Worms: Ultimate Mayhem is probably the initial campaign experience gamers are accustomed to.

Worms 2: Armageddon is essentially a reboot of my personal favorite online multiplayer version of the game on PSN. Worms Armageddon may be remembered from the PC gaming days or its installment on the Sega Dreamcast where players started out passing the controller from one to another and the game became a cult classic in the console gaming world. This is where some of the best console Worms gamers around the world go head to head and still participate in an active community on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live where it originally made its debut with timed exclusivity.

Replay Ability- The fun factor alone makes Worms: Collection one of those games that you can just play over and over again. Especially addictive is the multiplayer modes of all three games. There’s enough content on one disc for you to play for years alternating back and forth between the different experiences being offered. If you are after achievements / trophies, you’ll be sure to have fun with over 125 all together for you to strive for including the Platinum for Worms: Ultimate Mayhem and the Platinum for Worms 2: Armageddon

Engine Performance- Unfortunately the original Worms game did debut on PSN with a few glitches which were later patched up but the title still runs buggy and can crash. Of course this is barely noticeable and can happen in any game, however it deserves mentioning that the polish on Worms 2: Armageddon and Worms: Ultimate Destruction is incredible. While the original Worms title serves as the re-entry of Team 17 into the console gaming scene, the rest of the gameplay found in the other two titles on this disc more than make up for any shortcomings that may be found.

Final Verdict- In total we find Worms: Collection as a must-have for any gamer and with such a wide variety of gameplay this is definitely the definitive version of this console gamers’ favorite destructible environment, turn-based action game. Worms Collection gets a 9.55 out of 10.

Trailer Seen Below-

 

Overall Score: 9.55/10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Available On: PS3 / 360

Played On: PlayStation 3

Developer: Team 17 / Publisher: Maximum Games

Review Copy Info: A copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.

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RealGamerNewz.com Worms: Collection PlayStation 3 Giveaway sponsored by Maximum Games

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***UPDATE*** RealGamerNewz.com Worms: Collection Giveaway Winner Announced — CLICK HERE

To all the gamers out there who can appreciate the truly classic turn-based series Worms developed by Team 17 but haven’t gotten around to picking up any of its PSN incarnations on PlayStation 3 we are proud to present the RealGamerNewz.com Worms: Collection PlayStation 3 Giveaway sponsored by Maximum Games. This is the Blu-Ray Disc (aka “Boxed Set”) which contains Worms, Worms 2: Armageddon, Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, and the 6 Bonus DLC Packs already pre-installed along with the latest patches and updates.

This is a Worms collection that can do it all, online, co-op, multiplayer “pass-the-controller” mode so you can still jam on even if you are stuck to one TV one controller, and a lot more. If this is your first time with an RGN Giveaway the steps for entry are simple and listed below, good luck to all who may enter!

Step #1Retweet this!! (and follow @RealGamerNewz if you aren’t already to receive winning DM on Twitter):

Step #2 Comment on this post with your Twitter name. That’s all! Now you’re entered to win the Worms: Collection Blu-Ray game set on PlayStation 3. Big thanks to Maximum Games for sponsoring this RealGamerNewz Giveaway Officially and be on the lookout for our Worms: Collection Review.

*Prize Region Info: Contest Is Open to USA, Europe, and Canada. Prize will be mailed after the winner is announced on this Post and on our Twitter.

 
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E3 2013: PS4 Blu Ray Discs Supports Used Games

In the Sony Press Conference they announced that PS4 will support used games, which means you can:

-Trade in
-Sell to another person
-Lend it to a friend
-Or keep it forever
-No Always Connected Online
-No Mandatory Authentication

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RGN Daily News #24: Xbox ONE DRM Explained by Microsoft

The Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) DRM has finally been fully explained by Microsoft as the E3 2013 event and Holiday 2013 next-generation console release dates draw closer and closer. We will have to wait until we have the XO and PS4 in our own hands before we will say anything as to our Review of such systems dynamics however this is the latest new statement released by Microsoft in terms to the Xbox ONE Used Games and Always-Online questions that gamers have been asking for a very long time about the upcoming system.

Other Topics Mentioned:

– Xbox Live Gold Subscription = for Xbox 360 + Xbox ONE

– Call of Duty Ghosts Next Gen Engine Details

– Mojang’s New Game (From the Creators of MineCraft)

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Next Generation Xbox isn’t Xbox 720, it’s Xbox ONE — Livestream by Microsoft and Forbes

The following video live stream is being live-streamed by Microsoft and Forbes financial business websites. The Next Generation Xbox isn’t Xbox 720, it’s Xbox ONE which is symbolic for being an all-in-one entertainment device bringing in the next generation of intelligent television to compete with cable as well as the new gaming and hardware itself. CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM to watch now and come back to RealGamerNewz if you missed it for all the juicy gaming and tech details we found most interesting.

XBOX ONE SPECS:

– 8GB of Ram

– Blu Ray

– x64 Architecture

– 15 Exclusives in first year including 8 New IP’s

– Exclusive Games Confirmed so far: Forza 5, Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Early, Quantum Break (New IP from Remedy – Makers of Max Payne 3 and Alan Wake)

– Exclusive TV Shows Confirmed so far: Halo Live Action TV Series by Microsoft & Steven Spielberg, Heroes (More Info Soon)

– Exclusive Features Confirmed so far: Skype, Picture-In-Picture View Movies/Skype/Play Games at the same time

– The longstanding rumor that it’s digital only and “always online DRM” is false. The Xbox ONE will not require an internet connection and will not block the used games market

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Sony Confirms 4K (Quadruple High Definition) Movies For PlayStation 4

With the new format of television starting to gain popularity in the high-end market and planned to be introduced to the mid-stream and main-stream markets over the next few years, 4K (also can be explained as Quadruple High Definition) is going to be supported on next generation consoles but may not be heavily advertised as to avoid scaring off potential customers who don’t want to hear about the possibility of upgrading their television in the next generation console lifecycle.

However, just like High Definition slowly took over so will the 4K format. Sony is already prepared for this, and likely other console manufacturers announcing consoles soon as well. Not only will games receive some sort of 4K support, yet-to-be-announced, but there will also be films in 4K. In fact, much like the 3D and HD formats, the films, television, and sports have already been being recorded in 4K for a long time now and studios already have the content to be released.

Sony will offer a service to either provide streaming and/or downloading of 4K videos (movies, sports, and television programs) on their PlayStation 4 console making it destined to be one of the most popular 4K devices (just as PlayStation 4 introduced Blu Ray HD). By the time consumers are aware of 4K they will likely already have a device and titles for that device which support the new Quad HD format, thanks to the  next generation of gaming.

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Stop Complaining: PlayStation 4 Doesn’t Need DualShock 3 Support

Somehow some gamers who are likely already preconditioned to be anti-Sony next generation (for whatever reasons) in the first place have found a minuscule detail to nag about the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately somebody forgot to give the scarecrow making these articles a brain. The complaint going around is that DualShock 3 controllers will not work on the PlayStation 4. Guess what, neither did the original Xbox controllers in the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 2 controller did not work in the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 1 controller did not work in the PlayStation 2 for PlayStation 2 games.

If anybody is really shocked by this then you simply need to do one thing, laugh out loud. This is a very silly thing to complain about. Sony has confirmed they won’t ban used games, they will not be digital-only they will still use physical media while at the same time utilizing the latest in cloud storage, download networks, and streaming gameplay and full game trials technology at the same time. The major bullet was dodged there for gamers fearing a new world order, dystopian video game industry being debuted alongside PlayStation 4.

My argument to gamers has always been, when you get a new system you are doing so to experience the new experience of the system and the games. I don’t want to play PlayStation 3 games on a PlayStation 4, I want to play PlayStation 4 games on it. If you don’t want to let go of the past, then don’t. There is no law against keeping your PlayStation 3 and its game collection.

The PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 quite obviously makes the DualShock 3 controller obsolete and therefore not suitable for PS4 use. The entire user interface of PS4 is designed differently. You will now have a button on your controller to instantly suspend the power of your PS4 (similar to PSP days) and pick up right where you left off whenever you get back while saving power at the same time. You will also have a button for sharing.

Not to mention, nobody knows exactly how the touch bar will work with the operating system on the PlayStation 4 either. Gamers are wrong to assume a DualShock 3 would be somehow suitable to take its place. This is not Nintendo people where we hold back technological innovation for the sake of nostalgia. It has been nearly a decade for the PlayStation 3’s life cycle, let’s welcome its successor PlayStation 4 with a bit more open arms than the grueling abuse from a corrupt media seen for PS3.

UPDATE 12:47pm EST:

To gamers who insist on DualShock 3 Support on PlayStation 4, here’s the scenario of what would probably happen if Sony caved in to DS3 demands:

You would end up with developers not giving you the DualShock 4 innovation they could because you all ended up using old controllers so they don’t care to give you the higher experience if you don’t care to take innovation serious.

Look up the changes from DualShock 2 to DualShock 3. It was more than just becoming wireless. There was an increase in how many angles it can detect you controlling from. Who’s to say what crucial upgrades the DualShock 4 contains that all PlayStation 4 games will be programmed for?

If you would have used a DualShock 1 in the PlayStation 2 then you wouldn’t even be able to control a character correctly in a simple game of basketball because you’d be stuck to only about 9 directions you can aim the character to walk in.

UPDATE 1:29pm EST:

From Shuhei Yoshida on the PSBlog:

“On the front side of DUALSHOCK 4 is a light bar with LED that illuminate in various colors to match the color of the character in a game as a simple way to identify players. The colors can also provide useful information to players, such as when their character has taken damage during a game. DUALSHOCK 4 was developed alongside a second peripheral, a dual camera which can sense the depth of the environment in front of it and also track the 3D location of the controller via its light bar. The new camera incorporates four microphones capable of accurate sound detection and source origination, and it will support the PlayStation Move motion controller with more precision than ever before.”

(thanks FunAndGun)

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Microsoft Buys Video Search Company for Upcoming Xbox 360 On-Demand Video Service

Like how your cable box glitches and struggles to change channels without latency? Oh. Well Microsoft doesn’t either apparently. They are working with integration on their newly purchased company VideoSurf (rumored to have cost them $100 million) to enable a Bing video search to work over their newly announced Internet Protocol Television solution. To translate that into english: your Xbox 360 can become your cable box with this new service, hypothetically.

GamaSutra also identifies a number of “40 major entertainment partners, including Comcast, Verizon, HBO, Syfy and Bravo.”

We will find out when Microsoft brings out their next dashboard update and entertainment service upgrades what this is really going to be like. For now we wait and watch Netflix teetering on a crash and burn if Microsoft can knock this out of the park for Xbox Live.

It was only a matter of time for some one to approach the cable companies for programming in a streaming, on-demand fashion, but will it be enough to compete with the industry-leading Blu-Ray standard and the PlayStation Store’s superior number of major hollywood film publishers?

via GamaSutra

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