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

I played Uncharted’s first title in HD remastered version on PS4, and I like it a lot.  I still have to go through couple more Uncharted titles, and yet Uncharted 4 is about to come out.  Sigh, I guess I can just skip the rest and play Uncharted 4 when it does come out for PS4.  Uncharted 4 is exclusive for PS4, and so gamers on PC and Xbox One have to sit out on this one.  Uncharted 4 is going to be released on April 26th of 2016.  That’s around the corner really.  Anyhow, check out Uncharted 4 trailer right after the break.  Enjoy!

Sony Hints PS4 Will Be Released In 2013’s Holiday Season; PS4 Is A Beast…

Sony Playstation 1 CPU

Sony Playstation 1 CPU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To say the least, I’m not sure that all the specs that are being revealed for PlayStation 4 will be set in stone since PS4 will be released when again?  Yep, Sony isn’t giving out the exact date for the release of PS4, but it seems that Sony hints that PS4 will be ready for the holiday season of 2013.  Which holiday again?  Anyhow, even though we may not know the real specs when PS4 indeed rolls out, but we know that it’s powerful enough to render a head of an old man which is so fantastical real.  Don’t take my word for it, watch the video right after the break and you will know what I mean.

According to RedmondPie.com’s “PlayStation 4: Specs, Features, Games, Graphics, Release Date – Everything You Need To Know In One Place” article, PS4 specs might look like this:

  • 8 cores CPU (64 bit)
  • GPU with 1.84 TFLOPS AMD next-generation Radeon based graphic card
  • 8 GB GDDR5 RAM
  • Built-in hard disk
  • Blu-ray support
  • USB 3.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet support
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless support
  • Bluetooth 2.1 support
  • HDMI support

Unfortunately, RedmonPie did not mention anything in regarding to PS4 supports 802.11ac wireless.  We know that 802.11ac wireless is the fastest wireless for now.  If PS4 isn’t going to support the fastest wireless standard, then it would be a big let down in my opinion.  Other than this, I think PS4 is definitely a beast.

RedmonPie also reported that PS4 won’t support PS3 game titles, this means there is a breakaway from game backward compatibility for PS4.  It’s rather unfortunate, because PS3 does have great games too.

As of now, nobody knows how much PS4 will cost, but I hope it will cost around $300 and not a lot more than this price target.  Still though, I’m not going to be surprise if Sony will sell PS4 at even more expensive price at first, because PS4 is a beast.  Anyhow, how much do you think PS4 should cost?  $300?  $400?  On the release date, at what price PS4 would be a temptation that you cannot do without?


Microsoft Releases New Xbox Live Tomorrow, Promises Better Voice Control, New Features, And More Contents

Tech and gaming communities are buzzing with excitements on Microsoft Xbox Live’s new update which will be released by tomorrow.  It is being reported that Microsoft’s new Xbox Live will have enhanced voice control, Bing integration, mobile app for Windows Phone to act as enhanced remote control, and new contents.  It sounds great and all, but I think there is a but for me.

The but is about how Xbox users have to pay $60 annual fee for Gold Membership.  Without Gold Membership, Xbox users cannot even watch Netflix which they have already paid for anyhow.  Playstation 3 is different in this regard as in how Playstation users can watch Netflix through Playstation 3 without needing to pay anything.  In the end, as I do not care to purchase or waste a $60 for a Gold Membership, I think Xbox users who are in the same boat as me will excite little over the new Xbox Live.

Remember, even right after you pay for $60 Gold Membership, you still have to pay for Netflix, Hulu Plus, Verizon FiOS, and others before you can actually get to enjoy the contents.  The reasons for people to cut TV cord is not that they only want TV on demand, but they are interested in cost cutting, enjoying better TV experience, and then cost cutting.  I think Xbox Live has to rethink on how to help Xbox users save costs without sacrificing great contents, otherwise I think just subscribing to one awesome service such as Netlfix and stream it over computers will be just as great.

Source:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/microsofts-xbox-update-voice-control_n_1129104.html

Gaming On The Road, A Travel Case With Built-In LED HD Display

People are so addicted to video games nowadays, enough that now there is a travel case specifically designed to let gamers stay on top of their games no matter where they are in the world.  According to USAToday, GAEMS G155 is a travel case which has a built-in LED HD display.  Gamers can attach their XBox 360 or PS3 inside the travel case, hook the console to the display through HDMI, and they can take their gaming with them anywhere on the world.  I don’t think the travel case has built-in battery, and so you have to plug your console into an electrical outlet as usual.  If I’m wrong about no battery and requiring electrical outlet, please correct me in the comments.

Source:  http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/story/2011-09-05/Travel-case-lets-you-play-video-games-on-the-road/50222102/1?csp=34tech&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign