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The Battle For The Cosmos Is Not Over – Warframe: Xbox One Trailer

Warframe the hit four player free-to-play Co-Op action game for the PC and PS4 has made its way to the Xbox One. In this new trailer  developer Digital Extremes give a brief introduction to the game as well as the new features that have been recently added into the game via an update. Check out the trailer below and be sure to check back to RGN for all the latest and greatest game trailer.

Some information in this article was sourced from djkillzownjones.com 

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Steam Dev Days: Marketing Your Game [HD]

The Marketing Your Game presentation from Alexander Bruce of Antichamber, Alfonso Cubias of Digital Extremes, Cliff Harris of Positech Games, and Henrique Olifiers of Bossa Studios for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Will Console MMOs Have A Profitable Future On X1 / PS4 ?

This March Sony Online Entertainment will be turning off the servers for Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms (which also operates on PS3) in a process that SOE calls ‘sunset’ in which the game’s characters will not be kept by long-time subscribers and the online game-world essentially comes to an ending.

With all of the resources it takes to see an MMO run well, it is still sad to see them go for people who might still play. It’s a shame that Free Realms is joining the high list of MMO attempts that have failed to convert a large number of console users. The fate of other console MMO’s coming forth this generation for PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE include Elder Scrolls Online by Zenimax Online / Bethesda and the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from Square Enix.

A lot has changed since the days of the PS3 MMO attempts and the cancelled Xbox 360 ports such as Champions Online and the Marvel Universe MMO. PlayStation NOW has been announced and the PS4’s streaming / downloading capabilities are more advanced than the PlayStation 3’s ever were. Sony has a higher chance than ever at being able to score reduced fees on MMO experiences through the PlayStation Plus discount service that has grown into a formidable opponent for the Xbox LIVE GOLD package and hopefully Microsoft will be much more helpful with MMO developers / publishers both super-massive like Square Enix or Bethesda and to the more indie-based companies like Digital Extremes who are rumored to be releasing an Xbox ONE version of PS4 / PC co-op game Warframe.

Alongside the news of cancellations (Wizardry Online and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will also be shut down on July 31, 2014) Sony Online Entertainment is also touting new investments in the MMO world for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms including of course EverQuest Next, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Planetside 2, Deep Down, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Elder Scrolls Online, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. A new unannounced MMO game recently was teased by SOE as an upcoming “home” for Star Wars Galaxies fans as well.

Given the history of titles eventually removing online fees (like DC Universe Online did on PS3), when it comes to console MMOs an increased challenge is met by attempting to convince a customer-base used to trade-in offers and game-hopping every year to invest monthly in an MMO separately from what they already pay for a service such as XBL Gold or PS+. This fee system seems to be the main opponent to successful launches on the console platform and Elder Scrolls Online in addition to these other next-gen MMO projects will be an interesting indicator if anything has changed in that regard for PS4 / X1.

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Warframe PS4 Review

Developer Digital Extremes was originally created by the man behind Sorcery in 1993 and grew to become the co-creationists of Unreal (the Epic Games franchise pre-dating Unreal Tournament) which took the PC Gaming world by storm. Digital Extremes since has co-developed Unreal Tournament, Unreal Championship, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Unreal Tournament 2004 alongside Epic Games leading to over 15 million worldwide sales across a myriad of platforms and has also been responsible for the New IP Dark Sector that had the gaming world abuzz as it was revealed as one of the first “next-gen” titles back when PS3 and Xbox 360 specs were merely whispers in the dark.

After going on to work on more titles such as Bioshock 2, Homefront, and The Darkness II among others, Digital Extremes has taken on a new project with Warframe which seeks to reinvent the business model of a co-op shooter game by coming out of the gate Free To Play without being Pay To Win and yet still satisfying both consumer types; the player who is willing to spend on Micro Transactions and the player who is not. Developed on the exclusive Evolution Engine developed in-house at Digital Extremes Warframe is a four player co-operative experience on the Windows PC and now Sony PlayStation 4 platforms that takes place in the third person across many different planets with each stage being procedurally generated to some degree.

Taking the role as one of the Tenno (ancient warriors) players must strike back against the Grineer Empire, Corpus, and anyone else in your way as you conquer various types of missions on their quest. Unrivaled hit detection is presented by developer Digital Extremes in the PlayStation 4 edition of Warframe without the headaches of building a computer to spec. Co-op gameplay is enjoyed for free without any pay-to-win requirements and an endless amount of replay value is delivered which is both easy to get into a fun to master. Micro transactions are there as an option but there’s virtually nothing in the game that you can’t earn yourself through grinding.

The customizations and gear found in this game are so varied and the upgrade system is so structured that at times it feels like you’re actually playing an MMO title. The existing community around the game is massive as well with tons of veterans to tell you in-game or online in forums about the vast levels of play you will achieve over your career in the game.

Periodically you will be tested in special rank-up opportunities that are earned slowly throughout the game. In these the challenge can be something like killing waves of enemies with your side-arm alone proficiently in a certain amount of time. If you fail this test you must wait a day to try again, so it’s pretty intense but at the same time very fun to partake in.

Some have called Warframe a case of Mass Effect meets Ninja Gaiden meets Borderlands. While I’m not one for comparisons, this strange sandwich of ideologies certainly does vaguely identify Warframe’s core mechanics. The fun to be had in endless co-op missions which are procedurally generated is certainly worth everyone’s hard drive space on their PlayStation 4’s. Warframe is Free to Play, and everything you can get in-game is unlockable without depositing a dime. Various missions including rescuing captives, assassinating or capturing valuable targets, stealing sensitive intel, survival waves, and more.

Technically the game is still in beta, so some things like trophies and cross-platform play between Windows PC and PlayStation 4 players playing in the same matches are being added in future updates. That being said, it feels like a full release already with so much to do, unlock, and fully smooth / stable co-operative online play. Controls feel slick and characters / enemies are well fleshed out with each sporting their own artificial intelligence style, weaknesses, and strengths in battle.

As you progress through various levels challenges increase but you’re also able to see exactly what level of Warframe (character) each match is intended for. The player is able to have more than one character of various classes, but it’s sometimes easier to just rock with one for a long period of time first. More types are unlocked as you move forward. On the PS4 special abilities are mapped to the touch pad and this is helpful since all of the other buttons are used in the same way as a traditional shooter on console.

Sometimes players will be faced with getting around the levels in ways that are barely possible. Taking a running jump or running jump off of a railing and into an air duct can sometimes not be apparent to the player and their group of friends. Luckily, the game has a massive community of skilled players and if you don’t get it yourself you will eventually be shown by others how to navigate the maps. If you do lose track of your co-op partners the mini-map does a great job of bringing you back to them step by step rather than just showing a generic area where they are at.

The graphics of Warframe are incredible and even on console they give players a next-generation clarity to everything going on. Music and sound effects as well as voice acting are well done too. It’s clear that Digital Extremes has a mastery on both game design as well as graphics and the finished version (once it’s finally out of Beta officially) is likely to be even better in terms of more polished instructions on how to navigate the fairly vast levels that appear in the title.

Engine Performance: Excellent – Rock solid and no glitches were encountered during any of our playthroughs of this game.

Replay Ability: High

Official Trailer:

Final Verdict:

Warframe is constantly being updated with new gear being added all the time. Players jump in for free on PlayStation 4 with tons of players to enjoy the game with and soon will be playing right alongside the massive PC community of players to experience a co-op shooting title like no other. Ultimately the grind to Warframe can consume as much time as players want it to, so the replay value is one of the highest we’ve seen. Customizations and gear in the game are so deep that the title resembles an MMO in the amount of thought and depth put into how far the universe goes. If we took the time to list all of the abilities and upgrades found in the game this page would be many thousands of words. Instead, we highly reccomend that players jump in and experience it for themselves. Other than a few level design frustrations and the sometimes monotonous feel players might experience early on before acquiring new abilities, there’s not much you can detriment this game for. Warframe gets a 9 out of 10 making it a Gold RGN Game.

Overall Score: 9/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developer / Publisher: Digital Extremes

Available On: PS4 | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: Digital Credits for this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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**WINNERS ANNOUNCED** Warframe PS4 Platinum Giveaway Sponsored by Digital Extremes + RealGamerNewz

***Warframe PS4 Contest Winners announced below and awarded their platinum from Digital Extremes directly to their accounts today!

PSN ID’s of Winners:

– coverby
– ViolentMessiah13
– Jairtheshadow
– daprophecy726
– PAYBACK-IronMan
– SonnyBone

Welcome to the RealGamerNewz and Digital Extremes Warframe PS4 Platinum Giveaway where 10 lucky winners will be named a week from now and receive a direct deposit of 500 Platinum each. Platinum is in-game currency that can be used in Warframe to get the game’s best weapons, gear, and much much more. Warframe is currently an extremely polished Beta which is free-to-play on PlayStation 4 as well as PC. This giveaway is for the PS4 version exclusively.

We have made the Giveaway as simple as possible, just retweet the tweet embedded below, follow us on Twitter, and check your Direct Messages in approximately a week (give or take a few days depending on how fast entries come in). As you can see from our Giveaway Section this is not the first time we’ve done this and Digital Extremes has been extremely (no pun intended) generous and reliable with sponsoring this for all gamers out there looking to experience Warframe at a high level.

All you need is a Twitter account, PS4, and a Warframe account to be eligible. Follow all 3 steps below, and you’re entered. Share with a friend so that if you both win you can play together and engage in very intense co-op action!

Step #1: Retweet the following tweet! (embedded below)

 

Step #2: Make sure you’re following @RealGamerNewz on Twitter! AND CHECK YOUR DM’s!

Step #3: Comment on this article with YOUR   TWITTER NAME.

PRIZE INFO: Contest is for PlayStation 4 Version Only. Digital Extremes (the developer and publisher of Warframe on PC and PS4) will directly deposit 500 Platinum to each Winner. 6 Winners will be chosen by the Editor Staff based on who has the comment we like most and potentially other factors. This contest is open to all countries. You must complete ALL 3 STEPS or you will not be eligible to win.

WINNER INFO: 6 winners will be contacted through Direct Message (DM) on Twitter and has between 12-24 hours to reply or else forfeit their winnings to the next in line. Winners will be announced on this post approximately one week after today’s date (see top of article for date of publication). Be sure to keep coming back to our Giveaway Section.

 

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RGNTV LIVE: Warframe Streaming on PlayStation 4 #PS4live

Check out my Warframe streaming with the RGN crew on PlayStation 4 direct from the console itself.

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Warframe by Digital Extremes Gets PhysX Trailer

The PhysX Trailer of Warframe PC title from Digital Extremes with a to-be-announced release date (and is currently in Open Beta):

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