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PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle for Sale on Ebay for $210

AntOnline a well known and recieved Ebay seller, is selling a PS4 Slim bundle with Uncharted 4 for $210. This a great deal, and his stock of PS4 Slims are going fast, he has a stock of about 10 k so you better hurry and try to get one fast. The link is listed below.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End-PlayStation-4-Bundle-/302073425291

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Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End gets permanent price drop on PSN

Uncharted 4 A Theif’s End has seen a permanent price drop from $59.99 to $39.99 on the PlayStation Store. This is a great price to pick the title up at. Especially considering that you can pick up the seasons pass and basically get a everything for a full priced game. Prepare for a great treasure hunt.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Looks To Be On Track For A Holiday 2015 Release

 

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Square Enix last year announced that Kingdom Hearts 3 was in development for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during the Sony 2014 E3 Press Conference. The game then showed up at Disney’s Japan event D23 with a short gameplay demo and then at the end of the Kingdom Hearts II.5 HD Remix trailer KH3 was teased again. Square Enix since then went quite on the title giving no further updates on Kingdom Hearts III. There have been two voice actors Haley Joel Osment and Bill Farmer have confirmed that they have done voice work for Kingdom Hearts 3 and Bill went as far as saying that he was told by Square Enix the game would be released this year. Bill later deleted those tweets and then stated that Square Enix has not announced the release date for the title.

What is interesting is that last week Sony & Naughty Dog made Uncharted 4 available for pre-order for $43 and Square Enix followed suit with a $40.99 pre-order price for Kingdom Hearts 3 on Amazon. The companies have since then changed the prices for both UC4 and KH3 back to their original $59.99 pre-order prices on Amazon but with the HD Remasters of the previous games in the Kingdom Hearts series both having a December release (2013 for Kingdom Hearts I.5 Remix and 2014 Kingdom Hearts II.5 Remix) we may see KH3 this December maybe after the release of Uncharted 4 which is slated to release later this year. Kingdom Hearts 3’s story will pick up after the events of Nintendo 3DS entry KH Dream Drop Distance and has been rumored to feature worlds from the Marvel  & Star Wars Universes as well as the Toy Story and Frozen Disney Universes. Check out the most recent KH3 below and be sure to check back to RGN for all your Kingdom Hearts related news.

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Naughty Dog Sparks Debate; Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Probably Not 60 FPS

When watching the developers behind the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive video game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End it becomes clear that their intentions are to bring out the best possible marriage of cinematography and gameplay. This is something Naughty Dog has a proven history at doing well with. Uncharted 2 is still hailed as possibly one of the greatest and most cinematic gameplay experiences of all time while still catering to hardcore adrenaline junkies of traditional gaming culture. Many non-gamers were able to watch and remark that it was just like watching a film, albeit with a few more moments of dying on harder difficulties. The Last of Us had a similar success as it reached into living rooms and entertained across a wide spectrum of demographics, touching the hearts of millions worldwide in the forming of a true blockbuster IP.

Naughty Dog is set to drop jaws in the world of gamers and cinematic fans once again as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End approaches release some time this year. The studio has managed to introduce 4 times the level of graphics seen in Uncharted 3, given a Real Body Physics engine with 360 degree animation, and a healthy helping of more visual effects engines, design improvements, and minor touches that players won’t notice because they make what’s on-screen seem real.

A representative for Naughty Dog the developer behind the series is quoted below speaking about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the direction the team is looking to take in terms of graphics engine prioritization.

“We’re actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo]. We’re going to do whatever it takes to make the game we want to make. If it means we could go for 60 but lose something that would really impact the player’s experience, then it’s our choice as developers to say, ‘Well, we’re going to go for the experience over the 60 frames.'” – Bruce Straley // Director of Uncharted 4

[Image Credit: PS4 Fans Make Fun of Naughty Dog’s Waffling]

We’d hate to let hype sway us, and we really can’t expect any development studio to be perfect – but at the risk of jinxing a great thing we have to admit that Naughty Dog is as close to flawless as it gets when Industry Talk finds its way to the topic of AAA development. Graphically, the game can still look impressive without being 60 frames per second. It may not look like much now, but at the time of its release Uncharted 2 was very polished and in the console segment of the market was regarded as a high technical accomplishment.

Naughty Dog not only marvels audiences with front-end releases through major Sony 1st party publishing contracts but also helped develop the tools for third party companies to make PS3 games easier during a time when the platform was struggling to gain neutral ground against Xbox 360. Mark Cerny and Sony Worldwide Studios Boss Yoshida have also expressed many times that Naughty Dog was instrumental in developing the architecture of the PlayStation 4.

So it’s with much understanding that gamers want the world, a cake, and to eat it too when talking about any Naughty Dog related project. During The Last of Us: Remastered’s development there came a point when Corrinne Yu of Naughty Dog (and ex-Halo developer) speculated taking The Last of Us above 60 frames per second on the PS4 hardware. Ultimately, gamers rejoiced when 60 Frames Per Second for TLOU:R was essentially confirmed ahead of launch by Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog.

Nothing is new about the science behind 60 Frames Per Second, Check out this 1998 essay about it. You’ve all heard the myth that “studies ‘prove’ human eyes cannot tell the difference”, but this can simply be attributed to poorly thought out academics from a narrow point of view. The lack of evidence, is not evidence. 60 Frames Per Second is not up for debate, that’s why you won’t hear any developer worth their salt trying to sell you a 15 Frames Per Second game.

It is likely that many gamers still to this day cannot see the difference between 30 Frames Per Second Vs 60 Frames Per Second. As time progresses, just as our eyes adapt and become more used to graphics of old consoles – there comes a time when the mind can process more information than traditionally expected. This is seen not just in video games, but in Sports athletes, Doctors who work under high pressure, and many other walks of life in which the connection between the optic nerve, the brain, and the eyes becomes very “in-the-moment”, rapidly processing large amounts of information with ease.

It’s the reason YouTube implemented support for 60 Frames Per Second videos. You can check out an in-depth explanation talking about this, explaining everything in the first 2 minutes while visually showing off the actual Gameplay Footage of The Last of Us: Remastered in 60 Frames Per Second. Check it out below, and props to YouTuber SwingPoynt for creating the video which just happened to be a perfect example of what we’re talking about in this article.

The science explained above is how gamers who can see in 60 Frames Per Second are able to enjoy the multiplayer of The Last of Us: Remastered more and get a slightly faster gameplay experience from it. The feel and vibe we at RealGamerNewz and RGN Community readers are getting so far from the Uncharted 4 game is a bit more cinematic, and likely will not attempt to match this. Surely, for many, this is going to be looked at as a negative thing before launch is even close to ready. It doesn’t mean the game won’t be great, but it cuts out a grand aspect that many players are perhaps foolishly assuming  would be the next logical step for Uncharted as a franchise in addition to a measurement of PS4’s power.

Too Early To Jump To Conclusions:

  1. Currently, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End runs at 37 Frames Per Second (Confirmed by EDGE via Tanya Valdez).
  2. Naughty Dog is considering capping the game at 30 Frames Per Second (via Bruce Straley of Naughty Dog).
  3. The game is not Gold yet, and is still a work in progress. This is not Finalized.
  4. The game has some of the best photo-realistic looking textures on PS4, so far.
  5. Even at 37 Frames Per Second, The Multiplayer Mode’s Gameplay Experience Can Be Sped Up In Other Ways

In the clip above, during an interview that took place this weekend on Game Informer, the two voice actors behind Nathan Drake and Sam also gave their two cents on the game’s direction as well as where they draw inspiration from for the attitude, feel, and vibe of the fourth Uncharted game and first Uncharted game on PlayStation 4.

TLOU:R was so much better because of 60 frames per second, especially the online mode. Most people appreciated the ability to switch back and forth between 30 and 60 as well, usually ending up with 30 for those who enjoyed the Story mode a second time (or for the first time). Based on everything that’s coming out of the Naughty Dog camp at this moment in time, it sadly appears that Uncharted 4 is probably not going to end up being 60 Frames Per Second.

With full fledged “Fanboy Wars” raging on once again within underground gamer communities, Naughty Dog probably doesn’t want to risk having textures that are small enough to draw ridicule to the PlayStation brand and are actually  just choosing bigger textures over more frames per second. Is it going to be Full 1080P HD, and truly True 1080P Native? Would it be possible to get the best of both worlds, with a slice in that texture size? Which would be the best looking / playing game at the end of the day? These are billion dollar questions, and the pressure on Naughty Dog surely is mounting up right now.

From the outside looking in, just making the Online Multiplayer Mode 60 Frames Per Second seems the obvious way to serve both demographics. But of course, game development is never that simple, and on this scale is surely something best left up to Naughty Dog to decide. We look forward to playing the game either way, and if players go into this expecting a movie-like experience as was delivered in Uncharted 2, I can’t imagine they’ll be let down based on what we are seeing so far. Of course, keep tracking more Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on your favorite gaming publications, and thanks for reading RGN’s PlayStation 4 section.

Trailers / Gameplay of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End:

Leave your own comments at the bottom of this article so Naughty Dog and Sony get to know how you feel.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Gameplay looks Amazing

Sony and Naughty Dog kicked off the PlayStation Experience, with a lengthy gameplay video for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Spoilers, it looks stunning.

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set for a 2015 release. Stay tuned for more info.

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Here’s a New Look at Nathan Drake’s Model from Uncharted 4

While advertising an event for this Sunday, developer Naughty Dog released a photo offering fans a new look at Nathan Drake’s model in the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Safe to say it looks amazing.

Another look.

Not sure if this is a model for the cutscenes or in-game, either way it is very impressive. I for one cannot wait to see the game in action. For those of you interested in attending the 3D Character Modeling Workshop, head on over to the site for details.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime next year.

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The Last Of Us Creative Director All But Re-Confirms 60 Frames Per Second For PS4 Release Has Been Achieved

Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog has responded to a public message from the Uncharted 4 Game Director over social media which opened with “I had a dream in 60fps last night. #TLOUremastered”  to which Neil replied “what if I told you that was no dream? #believe”  and the online crowd of nosy spectators went wild. As we mentioned not that long ago, Corrine Yu of Naughty Dog has stated that the team is now aiming for achieving even higher than 60 frames per second for The Last Of Us: Remastered which is hitting PlayStation 4 exclusively on July 29, 2014.

Many argue the merit of 60 frames per second versus 30 and lay the claim that the difference is impossible to distinguish by the human eye. Others protest that it indeed makes a huge difference, especially for gamers who have a PC Gaming background or have seen the evolution from 8-bit, to 16-bit, all the way up to modern graphics seen today. However…

With each increasing technology, sounds and images received by the human brain are being processed at a faster and faster rate. This is the real reason why many are noticing the difference while some others may not yet. Take a listen to our iRGN Podcast #1: Evolution of the Mind for more on that topic which we discuss at length, and stay on the lookout for more Naughty Dog news as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End remains fresh in mind.

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E3 2014: PlayStation Press Conference Final Verdict, Full WrapUp

Similar to the other companies that presented at this year’s E3, Sony did host a pre-show which discussed a number of things including the Battlefield: Hardline Beta currently going on as well as Killzone Shadowfall’s “Intercept” co-op expansion pack releasing June 24, 2014 for the PS4. Once this was through the actual show began and if you missed any of those speed interviews during the pre-show, worry not – RGN is all over the details and you can find plenty of content in our E3 and News Sections respectively.

Destiny opened up the PlayStation E3 Press Conference as Sony brought the co-operative, narrative-driven Sci-Fi New IP out to show a very cinematic quality display with gameplay snippets following shortly after. I must say that, I had doubts about this game but then Sony announced a PS4 exclusive Alpha Test the very weekend after E3 and ever since – many RGN Staff have gotten their hands on the game and love it. Bungie developed the game under publisher Activision, and during the Press Conference it was announced that a white PlayStation 4 would release September 9, 2014 complete with Destiny bundled in and a white PS4 controller. Those who signed up for the Alpha through PSN stood a chance at getting a code, but pre-orders for Destiny on PS4 also resulted in a code as well as Amazon handing out codes to people that pre-ordered their PS4 from them back when it released.

The Order: 1886 debuted with seamless transitions between cinematic visuals and gameplay action, just as promised. The game has been delayed to 2015, but it was nice of Sony to recognize that gamers still care a lot about this game and wanted to see it. Entwined is a brand new indie IP that got debuted as well and given major support during the conference at which it was announced that a small team of students were responsible for the game and that it would become available that very night for just $9.99 on the PS Store. Infamous: Second Son DLC was detailed and is called First Light, features a female playable character with new powers, a new chapter in the game’s very cinematic adventure story-line, and is even expected to release some time mid-August.

LittleBigPlanet 3 was announced and completely unexpected. New characters were added to the game including OddSock which introduces new platforming mechanics to the gameplay such as running up walls and jumping from wall to wall. Additional characters were also added to enhance gameplay such as Swoop who can fly and Toggle who can be massive but can also shrink to a smaller, more dense size (though light enough to walk on water apparently). Using Toggle’s weight in combination with the flying and platforming abilities of Swoop and OddSock, SackBoy now faces a much more versatile co-op experience for up to 4 players. Something different will be experienced by each person, and finally players can stop fighting over which part of a level they want to do. Creative layers have also been added that weren’t possible before in previous LBP games.

Of course, the main draw for the LittleBigPlanet series has always been the ability for players to make their own levels. The audience was shown a myriad of levels that have already been created by those who are in closed testing phases, and it was revealed that all of these levels and every level ever made by the LBP community would be available day one. That’s 8.5 Million Levels in total. This game is releasing November 2014 for PS4. Pre-ordering the Collector’s Editon of LBP3 nets you an OddSock plushie.

Keeping right along with great pace here, because there is a lot to cover, Sony moved on to a few huge AAA announcements after their brief departure into Indie and Family gaming. Bloodborne was revealed for the first time ever and given a 2015 release window. This is another game that harkens back to medieval times in the way that The Order: 1886 does except with a more visceral set of weaponry such as cleavers and flaming torches to fight off those who have been infected with a rampant disease turning them into monsters. From Software, best known for Demon’s Souls, has teamed up with Sony Japan Studio to put this game together which will be exclusive for the PlayStation 4 and has been designed to take full opportunity of its specs. Take whatever you want from that claim, and be on the lookout for Bloodborne which also features character customization including the choice to use a female main character.

Far Cry 4 was shown off next from Ubisoft who announced that players can invite friends to play Far Cry 4 co-op with them, even if they don’t even have the game! This feature is exclusive to the PlayStation 4, and quite frankly hasn’t been done before in such a major console release. Far Cry 4 takes a different direction than past entries by being more linear but when players go from place to place they are given crazy action battle scenes. If you haven’t seen the gameplay yet, you’ll need to check it out for yourself below. Ubisoft aims to make it feel as good as free roam but with a focus on cinematic experience and co-operative destruction with ‘weaponized animals’ and a fictional city run by a dictator in the Himalayas as the setting.

In the gameplay trailer we were shown wing suit gliding quickly deteriorating into a blazing gunfight involving driving and shooting at the same time, easily highlighting the intense fluid action Ubisoft had mentioned. One player used a grenade launcher while flying a helicopter and it became clear that every moment of Far Cry 4 pushes the story further through brutal destruction and a fight for survival. Ubisoft mentioned that many of the gameplay mechanics put into Far Cry 4 were directly requested by letters from the fans and that they will continue to allow users to improve their ideas and experience after the game’s release November 2014.

Zombies took center stage next as Deep Silver brought out Dead Island 2 with an incredibly entertaining CGI trailer. Sony also showed off SOE’s new game based on open-world online interaction called H1Z1 playing off the name of the virus that caused a zombie scare in real life not too long ago. This will be released as one of Sony’s many free to play games, and has a DayZ sort of feel to it. Other free to play games coming to the system include Let It Die (which I’ll speak about later in this article in more detail), Deep Down, Loadout, War Thunder, Planetside 2, Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter, Everquest: NEXT, Onigiri, Kingdom Under Fire II,  Guns Up!, and more.

Some people look down on free to play games, but one thing about PlayStation 4 is that users can enjoy online experiences together without the need for PS+ and this opens up the door for friends who might not have any money at the moment to always have the ability to play with you while waiting to get their hands on that hot AAA title. What Ubisoft has done with Far Cry 4 is just another example of how this feature can expand over time, and that’s not even an exhaustive list of free games that are out or coming to the system.

Sony next announced that clickers, bloaters, and other creatures from The Last Of Us will be integrated exclusively on the PlayStation 4 within the Adventure Mode of Diablo III via a DLC pack. It was then announced that a ton of exclusive content exists for Destiny on the PS4 including everything from exclusive weapons, exclusive multiplayer maps, to exclusive co-op experiences like a strike team mission on mars and other co-op boss battle action. Disney Infinite 2 will get exclusive content as well. A new Battlefield: Hardline trailer was shown to the people as well as the Beta rages on with tons of people on PS4 getting into the action. In fact, I don’t know a PS4 owner who isn’t in the Hardline Beta at this point.

Paradox Interactive hit the scene next with Magicka 2 and teased with an awesome and creative marketing campaign that players will learn to spell again as part of a long-term agreement with the indie developer / publisher to work with Sony on getting more games onto the PlayStation 4. Beyond that, Tim Schafer of Double Fine pretended to be a little girl writing in a letter to Sony requesting Grimm Fandango receive an HD Remaster. Turns out, that’s exactly what’s happening for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita thanks to a new deal with Double Fine and Sony. Devolver Digital spat more indie games at us then we could take a shovel to including BroForce, Titan Souls, Not A Hero, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and The Talos Principle. These all looked great in their own way, and many of these have been in our hands already. We can’t wait to tell you more about why the Indie Takeover is a complete success – but you’ll see for yourself soon enough.

 

Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture announced Let It Die! Let It Die… where do I begin? This is an incredible new concept and is being made available as a free to play game exclusively on the PlayStation 4 which takes the way users play and puts it in a pool of death. In Let It Die, the information doesn’t die – it comes back to haunt you. The way you played will result in enemies who fight the same way, have the same level, and the same styles / gear. Not much is known still about this online multiplayer experience, but we are keeping our third eye on it and are very excited for the unique aspects it aims to bring to the table.

Giant Squid (the makers of Journey) announced ABZÛ which could very well become an indie game of the year contender. It is a very abstract game that doesn’t take the camera angles and gameplay mechanics players expect – it creates new ones from scratch. Imagine how it will feel to let your mind run free in something that is actually new. I would be remiss to say that this didn’t intrigue me, and I applaud Sony for continually supporting abstract art like this – even if it doesn’t always sell particularly well. Thankfully it seems Giant Squid has found a home on PlayStation and is being appreciated by its fans and user-base though, so we have high hopes for ABZÛ.

Hello Games took the stage next and stated that they couldn’t believe they were really standing on the E3 2014 stage announcing their game for PS4. That’s quite a true statement considering that their development studio was flooded out and they received nothing from insurance to help out with the recovery. Some data may have been lost, but we sure didn’t notice. The debut trailer for No Man’s Sky on the PlayStation 4 was simply astounding.

No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated infinite universe where each player starts off on a different planet. Free will is a major focus of the game which houses nearly every science fiction nerd’s ultimate fantasy in one massive concept. Seamlessly travel from planet to planet without a loading buffer and experience freedom in space as you discover new species and star ships with your choice of nature or working with / against other players. This is a New IP, and it’s one that’s really hard to put into words. Please allow the main creator to do so for me instead in this E3 2014 interview which also features the gameplay shown on stage at Sony’s event as a visual backdrop to the discussion. And be sure to give this game a real chance when it reaches release, the developers put their all into making this a totally unique experience.

There was a sort of moment of awe, intense, and final feeling that came over viewers of Sony’s Press Conference once No Man’s Sky was shown. It felt like the conference was over, and perhaps it should have been. But Sony decided now was a great time for an intermission filled with boredom, followed by a ramped up part two to the conference that satisfied any gamer who wasn’t moved by this abundant amount of games and announcements. Here’s what came up next after No Man’s Sky was center stage.

Virtual reality headset PlayStation Morpheus was announced as a product that gamers can use in harmony with the PS4 Camera and three exclusive titles were available for press to play on; Jurrasic Encounter, Eve Valkyrie, and Street Luge. For now, Sony chose not to really try marketing the device or explaining it to the masses – and instead just verified that they are indeed pushing forward with their plans for virtual reality. This is likely something players can expect to see more of in the coming years, but to avoid scaring off potential PlayStation customers who might be short on cash nothing further was said about it.

Some stats were delivered including the fact that 95% of all PlayStation 4 consoles have been used online with 1.25 billion hours of single player and 1 billion hours of multiplayer recorded. The share button has been hit 220 million times and YouTube was announced to be added soon to the ShareFactory and Share button features on the PS4. 150 million spectator sessions have taken place thanks to “Live From PlayStation” in which players watch others during gameplay broadcasts, and Sony reminded us that more features are coming to this soon including ways for players to help / harm broadcasters during play. Sony re-confirmed their dedication to free to play games as I discussed below and rattled off another incomplete list showing that they truly have tons of free gaming experiences out now and planned in the future for those who decide to buy a PS4.

PlayStation Now (the upcoming digital streaming and rental service for games on the PS family of hardware) was given a formal date for its North American Open Beta (US / Canada) on the PlayStation 4. This will take place starting July 31, 2014 and will also hit the Vita some time after. Sony discussed the fact that they are not totally sure how much they would like to charge for renting games through the service just yet, and are testing different pricing options. I personally hope to see this digital rental service grow to one day replace snail-mail services like GameFly which often fail to please their customers or make a decent value proposition. For now, testing existing games on the service will be the main course of action and support for the service will also hit Sony’s TV line meaning that just a controller and a Sony TV will be enough to play PlayStation games in the future. A list of games supporting this was given including ‘Deep Silver Games’, Tales of Hearts R, Child of Light, Dead Space 3, God of War Ascension, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, Tales of Borderlands, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Minecraft (with full console experience) and more.

PlayStation TV (the new name for VitaTV) will be able to do PS4 remote play on a new TV, play hundreds of PS3 titles thanks to PS Now, and supports PS1 / PSP Classics. Sony announced that the product will hit North America for $99 and supports “nearly 1,000 games” at launch with a bundle announced that includes the DualShock 3, PlayStation TV micro-console (complete with HDMI ports and HDMI cable), an 8GB memory card, and LEGO The Movie Video Game. Sony said they are “unafraid to go against the tide” and that PlayStation TV was “all about the games”. This segment was a bit hard for some people to watch after Xbox set the precedence of showing almost purely games only, but with that note more games were given to us shortly after and we’re happy for that.

Mortal Kombat X hit next and has everybody talking as new characters which actually look fantastic were introduced, real live gameplay was shown and seemed flawless, and the bone-breaking X Ray makes a return as well as a return on emphasis on environmental combat. The game has taken a way more creative approach than many past Mortal Kombat titles and as you may know, MK is the go-to game for those who aren’t really into the whole fighting sticks and memorizing combos scene as well as a respected fighter that pros can enjoy too. This plus 3 alternative versions of every character (not just in looks, but in style and abilities) means that players are really going to get a good bang for the buck in this completely fresh installment in the series.

Something horrible happened next. POWERS (a comic book / tv series) was discussed for what felt like an eternity, but was realistically around 7 minutes, and for all the talking and waiting that made us consider carrying out Seppuku on ourselves – NO TRAILER!? This was unacceptable Sony, and you had better learn from this. Not everyone stuck with you through that segment, and the fact that segments like this existed caused a lot of people to not even realize just how many amazing games were shown at your press conference. A ton of other boring crap happened like the comment that Sony has seen a 190% increase in PS+ subscribers, and the fact that POWERS will be free for PS+ owners, and one episode is free for every PS4 owner, but nobody clapped. It was time for more games.

Ratchet & Clank will be getting a “re-imagined” release on the PS4 with Insomniac and Sony teaming up for a 2015 full film production hitting theaters as well as PS4’s digital film service. Some people criticized this announcement, but as a R&C fan – I was pretty happy about it. The Last Of Us was finally confirmed to be hitting PS4 with Naughty Dog later saying that it is 1080P @ 60 frames per second and one of their lead programmers Corrine Yu commenting further that the team at Naughty Dog might even reach beyond 60 frames per second – because win. July 29, 2014 was named as the day we will get TLOU on PS4 with HD Remaster.

Sony revealed that PlayStation 4 would receive GTA V. Rockstar Games later announced that the title will hit Xbox ONE and Windows PC as well, but Koller of Sony assured us that the PlayStation 4 version of GTA V will receive exclusive features. These features have not been announced yet, but one feature that was revealed at E3 2014 is the ability for gamers to bring their save file for GTA Online and GTA V story mode over to the PS4 version of the game from PS3, or even Xbox 360. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain got a deeply gripping and emotional trailer which was brand new for this event as well. Arkham Knight was given a brand new intricate and detailed trailer as well as talks of the open world and Batmobile tank abilities. New gameplay was revealed for the first time ever and it was announced that Scare Crow Nightmares for Arkham Knight are only on PlayStation.

Finally, last but not least – what looked like an Uncharted movie at first was shown to us. I seriously thought I was looking at a real life Nathan Drake… until Sony announced that all of the footage in the Teaser for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 in 2015) was captured directly off of the PS4 itself. This is hands down the most advanced photo-realism ever seen in a console game and just like The Order 1886 will provide seamless cinematic to gameplay transitioning.

Final Verdict:

Although Adam Boyles and Andrew House should basically never be allowed to speak at a Sony Press Conference again, seriously, Sony cannot be denied at this year’s E3 2014. Sheer quantity and quality of new game reveals, unexpected surprises, and luxury features for owners of the PS4 outweighed the few moments of poor presentation by a long shot. From LittleBigPlanet 3, Bloodborne, Let It Die, too many others to count, to the ability to play Far Cry 4 with friends that don’t even own the game, as well as the announcement of a new SKU bundled with Destiny (that was given an exclusive PS4 Alpha phase directly after E3 which proved successful in getting gamers excited, and will receive tons of exclusive content just like Arkham Knight, Diablo III, and many more).

There’s just too much to keep up with. The amount of indie games cannot be met by any competitor either with No Man’s Sky being a clear and away winner for most exciting indie game at the E3 2014 event. Just when you thought the show was over, more and more features and highly demanded products continued to be announced. Sony may have abused their time with gamers during the middle of the conference when they allowed talk of a Marvel television series and then failed to show a trailer after a very boring speaker detailed this endeavor, but if you shut off the event at that time you sorely missed out.

The Last of Us for PS4, Grand Theft Auto V for PS4, a brand new Arkham Knight gameplay trailer that people are still talking about, and a very emotional cinematic trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all wrapped up nicely with an Uncharted PS4 announcement / teaser finale. When it comes to press conferences, people say what matters most is the games. Sony brought more games and more announcements to their conference than any other company this year, and for that they’ve achieved the winning score. Our only metric going in to E3 was always the quality and quantity of game announcements.

Overall Score: 10 / 10

RGN Rating: Diamond Press Conference

Editor’s Note: This rating is the opinion of the author and may / may not represent the opinions of other RGN Staff.

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More Trailers

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The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Trailer

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Trailer

PlayStation TV – North American E3 2014 Announcement

LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Gameplay

Bloodborne (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Infamous: Second Son (PS4 Exclusive) – First Light DLC E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Gameplay

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4 Exclusive) – Intercept E3 2014 Trailer

Deep Down (PS4 Exclusive) E3 2014 Trailer

Ratchet and Clank The Movie – E3 2014 Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Nemesis System A.I. E3 2014 Trailer

Let it Die (PS4 Exclusive) – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight – E3 2014 Gameplay

No Man’s Sky – E3 2014 Trailer

Grim Fandango – E3 2014 Announcement

Dead Island 2 – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Rainbow Six: Siege – E3 2014 Announcement Gameplay

The Crew – E3 2014 Gameplay

Magicka 2 – E3 2014 Announcement Trailer

Devolver Digital – E3 2014 Titles Trailer

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Uncharted’s PS4 Installment Will Be “Big Jump” For Graphics According to Naughty Dog

According to the creators of Uncharted, Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us, and a lot of other IP’s you’ve probably played whether you’re aware of it or not, Uncharted for PlayStation 4 will be a gigantic leap forward graphically for the series. Already nicknamed Uncharted 4 and listed on Amazon for pre-order, Naughty Dog and Sony recently announced that PlayStation 4 will get its own installment of the ladies’ favorite Nathan Drake’s franchise. But, will Drake be in the game? More information as it becomes available… Stay tuned to RealGamerNewz.com this week for reviews on everything PS4 including the games and the consoles itself. ***Editor’s Note: The Uncharted 4 art at the bottom of this post are Fan Art Fiction pieces and not to be taken as the real thing.

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Amazon Posts Up Uncharted 4 (PS4) Pre-Order Listing Along With Tentative Release Date

The world’s largest retailer Amazon has listed up Uncharted 4 for the PlayStation 4 exclusively in their latest listing. For those who don’t know, Sony and Naughty Dog announced an Uncharted title will arrive on PlayStation 4 via the following Teaser clip. Now that PS4 is in people’s hands and “greatness” no longer awaits, but rather beckons next-gen potentials to grab the DualShock 4 with both hands and try it out, Amazon has taken the liberty of placing a placeholder date (not a real release date people) for December 2014 alongside a $59.99 price point on their marketplace (link here).

You may now pre-order the PS4 game which we know nothing about. Word on the street is the title takes place in an ancient time during the era of Nathan Drake’s ancestors. More details will be reported on by RealGamerNewz.com as they are revealed by developer Naughty Dog who also created The Last of Us, and by publisher / electronics and entertainment giant Sony who is making a lot of stockholders very happy right now with their highly successful next-generation PS4 console launch seeing most areas and retailers completely sold out of the first shipment already.

RealGamerNewz.com will also be providing a review of the console as well as reviews for many of its games this coming week, so keep it locked and check out our social pages for an independent viewpoint on next-gen that’s not funded by the big wigs. ***Editor’s Note: the box art used at the top of this article is a fan fiction and not to  be taken as the real thing.

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Uncharted – PlayStation 4 Announcement Trailer [HD 1080P] (Direct Feed)

The announcement trailer of Uncharted for the PlayStation 4.

 

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Uncharted 3: Ancient Multiplayer DLC Releasing This Week on PSN, Fans Demand Uncharted 4

Naughty Dog recently launched The Last of Us to massive critical acclaim and positive fan reception (not to mention impressive sales driving it to the #1 slot in its launch window). Today they announced that Uncharted 3: Ancient Multiplayer DLC will be releasing on the PlayStation Network this week (usually around Tuesday afternoon in the United States). This DLC marks their final entry in themed DLC’s for the third game in their Uncharted franchise.

It seems fans reception to this announcement on the official PlayStation Blog mainly consists of demands for Naughty Dog to reveal a PlayStation 4 project (most want it to be Uncharted 4). Take a look at the first two comments below, which at the time of this post have not received any replies from Naughty Dog:

D-Squad3 on June 18th, 2013 at 1:44 pm said:

“UNCHARTED 4”

Cloud_X1 on June 18th, 2013 at 1:52 pm said:

“That’s all nice and stuff, but I NEED Naughty Dogs new PS4 game! The Last of Us is amazing, I was hoping to find some Easter eggs for the next ND game, but no luck.”

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RGN Podcast – This Gen of Gaming Was a Dud

The RealGamerNewz Podcast releases again and this time we are talking about how this Generation of Gaming Was a Dud. If you have a long enough memory, join us for this discussion detailing the 8 generations of gaming and what we need to learn from the seventh as we enter the prime time of the 8th console gen with Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4 coming soon and 3DS, Vita, as well as Wii U already on the market. Will Steambox be cancelled at this point? Not sure, but check out the exclusive titles dying out as we see titles like Kingdom Hearts going multi-platform on console next-generation. Will we see nothing but reboots, prequels, sequels, and clones again? Or will we learn from our mistakes and see new games birthed from the ashes of the PS3 and 360 era.

Other topics include:

-Why the 7th Generation of Gaming Was a Dud

-Exclusive Titles Dying Out

-Over Saturated Games

-The Dumbing Down of Games

-Style Over Substance Needs to Stop

-Graphics Over Gameplay Innovation Needs to Stop

-Sales Numbers Prove inFamous and Killzone Aren’t Popular IPs

-Gears of War Judgement and inFamous 2 Perfect Examples of Failure to Evolve Gameplay

-Mass Effect 4 and Uncharted 4 Are Redundant

-How to Return to the Golden Age of Gaming

-8th Generation Needs to Learn From Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

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The Last of Us 2 and Uncharted 4 Domain Names Purchased

It appears the next generation on the horizon for Naughty Dog may be a little more predictable than originally anticipated. If the new purchases of the following domain names are any indication, it seems that Uncharted and The Last of Us will not have their fate ended with the PlayStation 3’s segway into PlayStation 4. In fact it seems these two franchises may end up alive and well on the next generation platform being launched by Sony this Holiday 2013.

  • TheLastofUS2.com
  • TheLastofUS3.com
  • Uncharted4.com

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End The Wii U Hate [RealGamerNewz.com Podcast]

End The Wii U Hate – A New NEX GEN SHOW from RealGamerNewz

Where we last left you, the RealGamerNewz crew was speaking on topics from Mass Effect 3’s ending to the next new IP’s Destiny and Untitled from Bungie and Respawn set to take the gaming industry by storm. Now we bring you the next in line to our never-ending  NEX GEN podcast.

On this show we will discuss everything from the hate on the Nintendo Wii U and all of the features it has which gamers aren’t aware about to the longstanding legacy Zipper Interactive leaves behind at Sony as well as a number of other topics including the following:

  • 30 cents for F-Zero on Nintendo Market
  • E3 2013 Will Shock Industry
  • Is Uncharted 4 a PS4 Launch Title?
  • Could Slant Six Bring A New Socom 2 HD Remake Out for Vita, PS3, or even PS4?
  • Zipper Canned: What Went Wrong?
  • We anticipate the longevity of Call of Duty further into the future
  • PS4 VS PC (Pros and cons, differences)
  • Nex Gen things that Wii U Does that Xbox 720 and PS4 Don’t
  • Dragon Quest X, Wonderful 101, Mario U, Zelda Wii U
  • Virtual Console Coming to Wii U gamepad tablet
  • The Reasons Sony Needs a PlayStation Vita-2000 Model

 
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