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Sony Updates Us On Their Next-Gen Console – PS5?

The man behind the PS4, Mark Cerny, spoke with Wired at the Sony HQ in California, where he and the company have been developing the next console to replace the PS4. According to Cerny, whatever the next console is will be more than just a mere upgrade.

The big news is the new CPU, which allows some very powerful graphics:

The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments. 

Ray tracing’s immediate benefits are largely visual. Because it mimics the way light bounces from object to object in a scene, reflective surfaces and refractions through glass or liquid can be rendered much more accurately, even in real-time, leading to heightened realism. 

The AMD chip also includes a custom unit for 3D audio for a more immersive experience. It will also be able to support 8K graphics.

The new system will also have a Solid State Drive (SSD), which has done some impressive things for the power of this console. Using Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, Cerny showed off the fast-traveling ability on a PS4 Pro to get to a location, which took 15 seconds for the game to load it. Using a next-gen PlayStation devkit, the same action took 0.8 seconds.

Backwards compatibility is so far accounted for, at least to a degree, as PS4 games and current PSVR headsets will be supported on the new system. It will also still allow for physical discs and not just downloadable content.

As of now, there is no name for the console, although many expect it to be the PS5. However, Cerny offered Wired an “enigmatic smile” when asked about it. Perhaps they will go the route of the XBOX One and name it something very different.

There was no discussion of games, as that still seems to be way off while they work on the architecture of the console.

The system will not be due out this year. In fact, we wont be hearing much about it at all this year, not even at E3 in June. For the first time, Sony won’t be holding a keynote at the annual games show, so take that however you will.

This is the most news we have heard about this system in ages, and it looks like there is still a lot of work to do. Whenever this console arrives, it sounds like it could be a game changer.

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“Samurai Shodown” Reboot Slashes It’s Way To PAX East 2019

“Embrace death and no one can stop you!” SNL’s reboot of “Samurai Shodown” is almost here, and a new trailer has just dropped ahead of PAX East.

Check out the trailer below:

The reboot will launch with 16 playable characters, 13 of which will be new for this iteration of the game.

The original Samurai Shodown series included 12 games across a multitude of systems. If this return to the genre goes well, expect a lot more from SNK and this franchise in the near future.

A demo of the game will be playable at PAX East at booth #15031. The game will be released this June for PS4 and XBOX One, with a Switch version coming later this year.

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“Ancient Evil” Comes To “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4”

The next thrilling Zombies adventure in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is arriving next Tuesday for Black Ops Pass owners.

Ancient Evil” beckons the intrepid foursome from the Chaos Storyline – Bruno, Diego, Scarlett and Shaw – in a brand-new adventure into an underground Greek city to face off against new varieties of the undead.

Check out the trailer below to see some of the enemies you will face in this update:

Featuring signature Call of Duty Zombies combat, Ancient Evil will test players’ skills as they fight new Zombies and enemies against the backdrop of a gargantuan cavern colossal enough to hold a sprawling city.

More details will be revealed soon, so stay tuned for updates.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Experience, Ancient Evil, will be available on March 26th for PS4 with the Black Ops Pass.

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“Tetris Effect” Demo Is Back – But For A Limited Time Only

If you have not played the stunning and mesmerizing “Tetris Effect” game yet, here is your chance to give it a shot for free.

The elusive “Tetris Effect” demo returns today Friday, February 8 and will remain playable until Monday, February 11 for all you newcomers who want to try it out. You must have an online connection in order to play the demo, although that will not be required to play the full game.

This weekend trial includes three stages from the Journey campaign mode and two Effect modes, featuring Marathon mode, where you try to clear 150 lines, and Mystery mode, where the game abruptly attacks you with random elements like larger pieces, gameplay changes, and other things to make a relaxing game of Tetris turn into the most stressful few minutes of your life.

Here is the trailer for the game:

“Tetris Effect” was initially launched on November 4, 2018 on the PS4, and on VR on November 9. The game currently holds an 89 out of 100 on Metacritic, including game reviewers.

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“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” Shows Off First Story Trailer

Fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne have been ever so patient waiting for the next game by FromSoftware, and they won’t have to wait much longer. Coming very soon to every console is “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”, which takes the concepts popular from their previous games and throws it into feudal Japan, along with some new mechanics that will add some dynamism to the gameplay. Today, we have our first look at the story via this new trailer released on the Playstation channel.

Check out the video below:

Here is the official synopsis from Activision, publisher of the game:

Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, and published by Activision, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements. The single-player game puts players in the protagonist role of a hard-hearted warrior whose mission is to rescue his master, a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, and exact revenge on his arch nemesis. Set in the re-imagined world of late 1500s Sengoku Japan; a brutal, bloody period of constant life-and-death conflict, in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you are the “one-armed wolf,” a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death.

In the game, players come face-to-face with larger than life foes; unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities to blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head-to-head combat in a bloody confrontation.

Take revenge. Restore your honor. Kill Ingeniously.

FromSoftware is best known for Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, and Bloodborne, essentially pioneering a new genre of ultra-hard controller-breaking and blood pressure rising games.

The game will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on March 22.

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“Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers” Side-Scroller Beat ‘Em Up Looks Awesome

Check out this brand new Cartoon Network game for PS4 entitled ‘Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers’. Featuring characters from Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, and Uncle Grandpa, this side-scroller that was just announced seemed to slip under the radar. As a fan of most of these shows (even Uncle Grandpa, but I will not openly admit that), this looks like a pretty fun game with a great art style that brings together these diverse characters in one banner.

Check out the trailer below:

When Uncle Grandpa accidentally drives the UG-RV through multiple dimensions, he picks up some surprise passengers in the form of Gumball, Steven Universe, Finn, Mordecai and Clarence! Now they’ll have to band together to defeat the evil shard creatures and set things right. Use each character’s unique attacks and special moves to conquer the elements, fight your way through all the levels and beat some brutal boss battles. Replay maps with special modifiers to switch up the fun, and unlock bonus rooms along the way.

The game will be available on November 8 exclusively for PS4.

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“God Of War” Returns With Nordic-Based Game at E3 2016

Kratos has returned at E3, and he is more bearded than ever!

Sony opened up its E3 press conference with a full orchestra over some gameplay footage of a child talking to someone – someone that was revealed to be Kratos from the “God of War” franchise. It would seem that Kratos has a son, and in the game that was played live at the event, we saw him and his child battle trolls, orcs, and other monsters in a brand new world that takes place in the era of Vikings.

This is a huge shift from where the games were previously based in, not just in lore but setting, weapons, appearance, and even the baddies. If you ever wanted Skyrim but with God of War, this is the game for you.

Here’s the God of War gameplay trailer, which premiered at E3 2016 and will be available for the PS4.

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Ubisoft Officially Announces Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

Today, Ubisoft officially announced Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, which Ubisoft boasts will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.
In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U system on October 29, 2013.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.
Customers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag at GameStop will receive a Limited Edition collectible poster featuring artwork created by legendary, award-winning artist Todd McFarlane. On the back of the poster is a map of the New World with clues leading to hidden secrets within Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available in the EMEA region. More details will be unveiled by the end of March.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag can be pre-ordered at Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF
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