Naughty Dog’s PS4 Game = Savage Starlight?

Let me come right out-the-gate with the fact that all of this is nothing but speculation, so don’t get too excited just yet. But, this is some pretty educated speculating going on here, so it’s still fascinating nonetheless.

Malik, owner of MaxLevel, has brought to Playstation fans’ attention that Naughty Dog’s PS4 game may actually be a sci-fi affair. As Malik points out, Naughty Dog’s environment artist David Ballard posted a Tweet recently showing a picture of SpaceX, claiming that Naughty Dog was about to begin their tour of it.

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Malik then cleverly connects this fact with the possibility that Naughty Dog may be attending this SpaceX tour in order for inspiration and direction of their next-generation game, and frankly, I think he’s on to something.

Anyone who has played and finished The Last of Us should be aware of the comics in the game titled “Savage Starlight.” The cover shows a man and a woman in sci-fi suits holding futuristic firearms. I repeat: A man and a female companion. Does that not scream ‘Naughty Dog game!’ to you? But more obviously, of course, the fact that the Savage Starlight comic if of course set in a space/sci-fi setting, Naughty Dog’s tour of SpaceX seems to mean a lot more than one would normally think.

Also, the domain SavageStarlight.com has actually already been registered and is currently up with the cover page of the comic seen in The Last of Us.

This is too coincidental in my eyes to not be true. It seems like the Savage Starlight comics may have actually been a real Easter Egg to what Naughty Dog’s other team was working on at the that time. We could very well expect Naughty Dog’s PS4 title to be set in a futuristic, outer space setting.

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PS4 Won’t support External Hard Drives Among Others Things

It was Recently Announced by Sony that the PS4 will Not support External Hard drives according to the FAQ page on the Playstation Blog. Replacing the Systems 500GB SATA III HDD is entirely possible though only if the new drive exceeds 160GB. Will this effect the consoles launch at all? I don’t believe it will but it may drive some consumer some consumers away from digital downloads. Also all PS4 games need to be downloaded and installed onto the hard drive so that 500GB may fill up fast. On the same page it was also stated that the PS4 will not support CD’s or MP3 files at launch  and in order to play music whilst playing games it requires a paid subscription to their Music  Unlimited service.

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This isn’t releatively big news though it may have some consumers thinking about alternative systems. It all comes down to how you look at it and what you plan on doing with your console, for more on the PS4′s feature check out the link posted in the previous paragraph. So Do you guys think this will effect the console in a major way, Or is it something people may completely forget about after owning the console?

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Could Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks Getting A HD Remake?

It’s a huge rumor that Ed Boon and his people at Netherrealm Studios is planning on possibly releasing an HD remake of the much beloved Mortal Kombat: Shoalin Monks. For those of you who don’t know. Shaolin Monks is one of the three spin-off games of the MK franchise that tried to make MK big in other genres besides the one it was famous for. It was the only successful one. Boon took to his twitter:

He could be just trolling, though.

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Nintendo Loses Money This Quarter, Lack of Wii U Sales The Cause

It was announced today that Nintendo sank to a loss in the latest quarter because of lackluster sales of it’s Wii U console. Gamers aren’t buying it because there aren’t any games on the console that can’t be played on a different cheaper console, and other consumers are more than contempt with gaming on smartphones and tablets.

Nintendo lost about 81 billion yen which is 81 million in dollars for the three months that ended in September 30. Making the 8.6 billion yen/million dollars they garnered the quarter before completely worthless. Even with the Wii U price cut, the console is still struggling to find it’s footing much like the 3DS did when it was struggling a few years ago.

Nintendo would then go onto respond to their investors by saying: “The Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits.” The loss was largely blamed on the price cuts in Europe and the US, with advertising and game development also significant factors. Which is childish in my opinion. We aren’t idiots, Nintendo. We know why the console is struggling. Besides the afromentioned statement, there aren’t any games for it. I know Wonderful 101 is really good along with Pikmin. It suffering the same issue the 3DS was going through: It’s library consists of ports and low quality games.  Don’t forget the major lack of third-party support with publisher like EA, Capcom, Ubisoft, Konami not making any games for it. Nintendo is failing because they are trying to sell the Wii U off of future potential with the promise of “Hardcore Gamer Games” like Super Smash Bros 4 and the new Zelda to come out whenever they feel like releasing it. At the same time this isn’t bankrupt-related news either. They are still getting by on 3DS hardware, software and WiiU software sales.

Finally, Nintendo’s target was to sell at least 9 million Wii U unit by March of next year. But it’s not likely to happen. I’m not sympatheic about all this. I mean, releasing a console with an insane asking price with nothing to play on it wasn’t exactly the smartest move. Nintendo can’t get by of the power of nostalgia anymore. Nintendo is in further peril with the upcoming release of the Xbox One and PS4. Hopefully, they’ll pull through and then I can start buying one.

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CoD: Ghosts Officially Confirmed to Be 720p on Xbox One

Man oh man will this undoubtedly be some ammo for the console war. Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin has come out and officially confirmed that Call of Dut: Ghosts will be running in 720p on Xbox One while the PS4 version will be running at native 1080p.

“Hey, been on the road last couple weeks so haven’t had a chance to update, but wanted to confirm that for Xbox One we’re 1080p upscaled from 720p. And, we’re native 1080p on PS4.  We optimized each console to hit 60 FPS and the game looks great on both. Still on the road, but glad to see the great reception to Extinction.  Can’t wait for next week’s launch.”

Due to the way the Xbox One was built, the game will be up-scaled to 1080p of course, but you would think that a supposed powerful $500 next-generation console would be able to run heavily modified Doom Engine (1998) game in native 1080p with it’s modern tech.

Earlier this week, Digital Foundry has also confirmed that the Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 will run in 720p while the PS4 version will be running in 900p. As expected, it seems that Sony’s next generation system will have the edge for the majority of these multiplats.

Perhaps the system isn’t as powerful as we’re lead to believe?

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PS4 Launch Game Killzone Shadow Fall is Out Now at Local Gamestop…There Is Just One Problem…..

The gaming apparatus called the PlayStation 4 isn’t out yet. In one of the most bizarre stories ever reported on the site, a Gamestop rep confirmed to Polygon that it would begin selling Shadow Fall today, even though the PS4 launches on November 15. So if you somehow have it already, Then you can use it as a paper weight or something. I mean, you can’t just let it sit there….right? Check out this vid on this unboxing of the game:

Also, Check out the back of the game’s box:

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Sorry, Future PS4 Fans: Titan Fall Will Not Be Coming Out For Your System.

During its quarterly earnings call today, Electronic Arts’ Blake Jorgensen announced today, that TitanFall  “for the life of the title,” is strictly exclusive to Microsoft’s gaming outlets. This consists of: PC (Games for Windows), Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. Meaning that this game is not exclusive based on time and will not be coming to the PS4 at a later date.

For those of you that don’t know, TitanFall is an upcoming multiplayer-only FPS being developed by Respawn Entertainment which is a new studio that consists of the men who developed Call of Duty in the past. In which players, play as mech pilots opting out to engage combat using their guns or using their mechs. Think Call of Duty but with the Megazords from Power Rangers or what ever giant robot series you’re into.

Also Jorgensen responded to rumors that his company was seemingly rushing the game to market. “No, we’re not doing that at all,” was all he said.

I’m not really excited per say for this particular title mostly because it’s insane focus on multiplayer.  I pretty much only see it as Call of Duty but, with mechs. I despise Call of Duty but, I do love mechs. Maybe if I get a person hands-on with the game myself, I’ll probably sing a new tune.

TitanFall comes out to the aforementioned consoles and PC on March 11, 2014.

UPDATE: Upon further investigation, Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment hadn’t intended for TitanFall to be a Microsoft exclusive. As it turns out, EA made a deal prior to Zampella’s knowledge to make the game Microsoft exclusive. Said Zampella on his twitter about the news:

 

His reply to when a potential fan asked if they will would ever develop games for the PS4. To avoid insinuating that Respawn Entertainment has a hard-on for Xbox:

 

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Shin’en Announces FAST Racing Neo For Wii U

The first of two Shin’en projects has finally been revealed. FAST Racing Neo, a sequel to FAST Racing League on the Wii’s Shop Channel, will be launching exclusively on the Wii U’s eShop in 2014.

FAST Racing is of course a racing series that closely resembles the likes of F-Zero and the Wipeout franchise. Players can pilot futuristic hovercraft vehicles that travel at high speeds with power ups and boosters.

Absolutely zero details have been released so far regarding the title, but I will reach out to Shin’en myself and update this article with any new revealed information.

And don’t forget that this is one of two games the indie developer is revealing for the Wii U, so keep an eye out for another announcement.

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Original creator/writer of Pokemon Passed away

The creator of Pokemon, Takeshi Shudo, passed away at 4:03 AM JST on October 29th at the age of 61.

“MSN Japan reports that Takeshi Shudō, former head writer of the Pokémon anime, collapsed at Nara railway station’s smoking area around 6:00am on Thursday, October 28th. Upon being discovered by a passerby, he was rushed to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. It was soon determined at the hospital’s emergency care center that Shudō had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage in his head.”

This is truly disheartening news. Im sure every gamer has had memories of Pokemon be it anime or the game. It is a sad day when the gaming industry as well as the world as a whole losing a great man such as Takeshi Shudo. He will always be in our memories as well as our  hearts.

 

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PS4 and Xbox One Launch Disasters

According to very credible sources the PS4 and Xbox One are going to be off to a VERY rocky start. So earlier it was announced that Watchdogs would be delayed because Ubisoft wanted to give us the best possible experience , BUT the real reason was because both of the PS4 and Xbone’s  networks are going to be down for the first months after launch which explains why The Crew and Driveclub were delayed as well. As for why the PS4′s Network is Down I’ll save that juicy tidbit for last. Now it’s been told that if you buy the PS3 version of a game that you can upgrade to the PS4 version for $10, pretty sweet right?  Although according to these sources you will STILL need your PS3 Disc in order to upgrade your game so you have to keep the game rather than turning it in for an upgrade. Here’s another piece for the Xbone To keep Dead Rising 3  launch title for the system they had to cut key online features for the game. Here’s some bad new for everyone that was giving the Xbone Crap for Low Res Games, COD:Ghosts  will be in 720p for both the PS4 and Xbox one because the online features for both features are gimped and in order to keep online games somewhat playable they had to lower the resolution. But here’s the Kicker! The Wii-U version of Ghosts will be running in 1080p now that’s kinda hilarious! Now here’s the news that you should probably sit down for, we all know that the PS4 will be having a Day one Patch that will both enable and disable some features right? Thought there is on MAJOR thing that’s being disabled with this patch…… DRM!!!!! Yeap that’s right Sony has been planning EXACTLY the same thing microsoft had planned since the very beginning but once they noticed the all of the negative reactions to it they realized they had to fix it.

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That’s all the news for now , but remember this is just rumors but it comes from very reliable sources so I think this may be very true as well. I’ll keep you guys posted if I find out more.

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