Playstation 4 News: ‘WWE2K15 – What a Manoeuver” Trailer and Last Gen ‘Who Got NXT’ Mode

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2K have released a new trailer showcasing the amazing manoeuvres that players will get to use like never before in ‘WWE2K15′.

With ‘WWE2K15′ releasing this week on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and with the ‘My Career’ mode being an exclusive for new gen consoles Playstation 4 and Xbox One, 2K have revealed the exclusive mode for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the ‘Who Got NXT’ mode.

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2K have explained how the mode works:

Who Got NXT focuses on five NXT Superstars – Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Rusev, Corey Graves and Bo Dallas. I know Rusev and Bo Dallas are no longer on NXT, but they were during development of the mode. Each of the five NXT Superstars is assigned his own chapter consisting of four matches that players will need to complete in sequential order. The gameplay experience within each chapter is similar to 2K Showcase in that players are tasked with completing a number of optional objectives – three at the most – and a required match stipulation. The only way to advance to the next match is to complete the match stipulation.

In most cases, the match stipulation states you must defeat your opponent via pinfall or submission, but on occasion, you’ll be asked to do something that deviates from the norm. While objectives are optional and won’t impede your advancement to the next match, it really is in your best interest to complete them unless you have no interest in receiving a plethora of NXT-related unlockables. I’ll delve more into those in a bit. Once you’ve successfully completed all four matches within a chapter you’ll unlock the featured NXT Superstar. All five chapters can be played concurrently, but as previously stated, the matches therein must be played in sequential order. You can also replay any match you’ve previously completed in the off chance you failed to complete an objective or if you’d simply like to play it again.

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Video Game News: Golden Joystick Awards 2014 – The Winners

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The 32nd Gold Joystick Awards took place this afternoon, in partnership with Greenman Gaming. Presented by comedian Ed Byrne, it was a rather short but to the point ceremony, lasting less then an hour and delivering the awards in rapid succession. It also features the premier of the opening cinematic to ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ as well as trailers for Bloodborne and Driveclub, the latter an interesting choice considering its failed launch and problems even now two weeks past.

So the winners are listed below. Some were expected, some were welcomed and some quite frankly probably need a recount on votes! :

Best Original Game in association with Digital Spy

DayZ

Best Online Game in association with PC Gamer

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Best Storytelling

The Last of Us: Left Behind

Best Visual Design

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Audio in association with PDP

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Playfire Most Played Game of the Year

Rust

Best Multiplayer in association with Absolute Radio (Who Sent no one to present Award)

Battlefield 4

Best Indie Game in association with Official X-Box Magazine

DayZ

Innovation of the Year in association with T3

Oculus Rift DK2

Best Gaming Moment in association with Sony Xperia Z3

The Last of Us: Left Behind – “The kiss”

Best Handheld Game

Pokemon X & Y

Best Mobile Game in association with Kiss FM (Who sent no one to present Award)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Most Wanted in association with The Sun

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Kotaku UK

PewDiePie

Studio of the Year in association with CVG

Ubisoft Montreal

Gaming Platform of the Year in association with Gamesradar

Steam

Lifetime Achievement

Hideo Kojima

Game of the Year in association with Green Man Gaming

Dark Souls II

 

Playstation 4 News: The Witcher 3 Opening Cinematic Released

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At the Goldenjoysticks Awards 2014, the opening cinematic to ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ has just been shown and it is looking outstanding and beautiful:

Foreshadowing the story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Trail Opening Cinematic is an epic sneak peek into the adventure that awaits gamers in Wild Hunt. See witchers Geralt of Rivia and his mentor Vesemir pursue Geralt’s long lost love, the immensely powerful, raven-black-haired sorceress — Yennefer of Vengerberg.

For more information visit:

Pre-order: http://buy.thewitcher.com/
Facebook: https://www.fb.com/thewitcher
Twitter: https://twitter.com/witchergame
Homepage: http://thewitcher.com/witcher3/

The game is scheduled to launch February 24th, 2015 and will be available on PlayStation 4. Xbox One and PC .

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Playstation 4 News: Shadow Warrior Out Now for Playstation 4

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Independent developer Flying Wild Hog and rogue game publisher Devolver Digital unleashed Lo Wang all over your current generation consoles today as the 2013 hit remake of Shadow Warrior is now live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles in North America and Europe.

Flying Wild Hogs’ Shadow Warrior is a complete reimagining of the 1997 3D Realms cult classic released last year, gaining critical and commercial success at launch. The PlayStation 4 version adds touchpad support for more intuitive controls, combos and special moves. Also, Wang jokes.

Shadow Warrior tells the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back into the darkness.

Shadow Warrior is available now for next-gen consoles for £29.99.

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Playstation 4 News: Firmware 2.0 To Roll Out on PS4 Tuesday October 28th

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Sony have finally confirmed that the next big firmware update for the Playstation 4 console will start to roll out from Tuesday October 28th. The news was confirmed via official Twitter accounts:

Features the update will bring to Playstation 4 consoles include:

  • USB Music Player: PS4 owners can play their own music in the background while playing a game using USB Music Player*. After inserting a USB stick loaded with music into the PS4, a new option for USB Music Player will appear. Supported filename extensions include MP3, MP4, M4A, and 3GP.
  • Change colors: In addition to the ability to add a theme, PS4 owners can also change the background of the home screen from light blue to one of seven new colors: gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink, and gray.
  • Players You May Know: PS4 will now suggest players you may know as potential friends in the ‘What’s New’ section.
  • Enhancements to Live Broadcasting: Masamune brings a variety of improvements to live broadcasting on PS4. In the Live From PlayStation app, PS4 owners can now select a Featured channel, which includes official broadcasts from PlayStation, broadcasts from people on a players friend list, and any game channel that the player has followed. Additionally, Live From PlayStation now has filters for searching broadcasts on a specific game, as well as support for archived broadcasts.
  • Content Area and Library: PS4’s Content Area, which shows the latest games and apps a PS4 owner has used, has been redesigned to help make it easier to quickly find and access content. It now shows 15 of a player’s most used apps or games, and additional items will be added to a player’s Library. The Library on PS4 has improved filter and sort functions to help organize contented by type (game / app / TV & video), name (a – z or z – a), recently used, or install date.
  • Enhanced Voice Commands: The ability to control PS4 using voice has been improved. Players can now say ‘PlayStation’ to begin commands, and ‘All Commands,’ to see a list of all voice command options available. New voice commands were added for live broadcasting, including “Start broadcast,” “End broadcast,” and “Find face.”
  • Add To Library: The monthly free PlayStation Plus games will have an ‘Add to Library’ button in the PlayStation Store. This button will add a game to a PS4 owner’s library without downloading it – saving space on their hard drive.

Correction: Back Up Data, a feature listed in an earlier version of this post, is not part of PS4 system software 2.00.

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This new update also brings the “Share Room” feature, which was originally planned as a launch feature for the console, as well as finally being able to directly upload videos to Youtube. Taken from the Playstation blog above, is the explanation for how ‘SHARE Room’ will work:

The best way to think about Share Play is like a “virtual couch”. PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game—even when they don’t own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you’ll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room. Let’s say that with games… you’ll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light’s local co-op mode.

With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can’t quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls. Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble—can’t get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you’re hanging upside down? Get a little help.

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Playstation 4 News: SOEDESCO will release Awesomenauts Assemble! this winter for Playstation 4

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The most successful genre on the planet is being unleashed on PlayStation 4™ With Awesomenauts Assemble! players will face off against each other in 2D, using awesome cartoon characters. The game will be bundled with two DLC packs, containing eighteen skins for the characters in the game.

Consumers can buy their own retail copy of Awesomenauts Assemble! this winter.

Awesomenauts Assemble! Is a MOBA fitted into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer. Head out to the online battlefields together with your friends as an online party or in local splitscreen, and never worry about having to wait for an online match because of drop-in matchmaking!

Check out our new Steam page, with handpicked games that we recommend:http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SOEDESCO#curation

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Playstation 4 News: New ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Experience’ Trailer

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In Assassin’s Creed Unity, you will evolve in an open Paris with 7 different lively districts. From palaces to slums, you will enjoy exciting and diversified side missions. Play all new single player side quests such as murder mysteries and team up with your friends in the brand new “Heist Missions”.

Also introducing the Café Théâtre, a home for social features. With Assassin’s Creed Unity, explore the densest and largest city ever created in the saga. This follows on from the news that for the first time, Assassin’s Creed Unity will be playable to the public this weekend at the MCM London Expo.

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