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The Digital Download Version of Killzone: Shadow Fall Will Apparently Take Up 50GB

Killzone Shadow Fall PlayStation 4

Digital Distribution is a great business model with an increasingly intriguing amount of benefits for the end-user over time. One of those benefits on the PlayStation 4 side of things includes the ability to instantly demo some games via cloud without even downloading them, pause said demo and purchase, then resume playing the full game as it downloads in the background. Suffice to say, gamers expect the file size of AAA games to increase over time. There is a pretty decent amount of comfort from most of us about downloading games the size of a Blu Ray these days, as we understand the quality in what we are getting.

Games like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V sit nicely on my PlayStation 3 Super Slim, and although the download wait was a bit brutal, PlayStation 4’s download speeds will likely be a lot faster than the current PSN’s performance for such highly in-demand games. I am also glad I have these titles digitally that way they are idiot-proof against me selling based on a bad judgement call, they’ll always be there for me to play so long as I have this hard drive or this PlayStation Store is up and running.

All of that being said, and taking in to account a considerable upgrade for the PlayStation Network which is going on behind the scenes as we speak; it has become revealed that Killzone: Shadow Fall will take up approximately 50GB of data out of the PS4’s 500GB stock hard drive. There are probably some out there who would begin to assume the extreme here, that PS4’s hdd will only be good for storing around 10 games. I would say that’s a stretch in the least, since the graphics of a game like KZ:SF are going to be pretty up there in terms of quality as well as being an early title for the console therefore not privy to as many optimization techniques as later games might be.

Then again, I could be wrong; major AAA games could just keep getting bigger. Perhaps we should consider ourselves lucky that we can still pick up titles in the physical format and be a bit careful to pick and choose which we accept digital versions of. We should probably factor in whether or not we are willing to wait for the download times and if we are comfortable with needing a hard drive upgrade down the road or not. In any event, it’s great to have the choice and if you have the gigabytes you probably might as well spend them! Oh, and by the way, this is probably not including anything from their Season Pass / DLC schedule but actually just the main game.

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PlayStation 3′s across the globe get bricked by 4.45 Update

Many PSN users worldwide have had issues getting there PS3 working to the recent update to v4.45. System software is flat out shutting down if there hard drive is 500 GB. If you download this update it “bricks” your system sending to the boot up screen and won’t change. The scenario is huge since people on the official PlayStation forums, Facebook, Twitter, and many other forms of social media are trying to find out whats up. The update is pulled and you won’t have to download, if you have PS Plus you could be possibly be affected due to the update since it makes your system update a certain time of day. We will have to see how Sony responds to this issue, and how or if it can be solved.

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Most Reliable Xbox 720 News To Date

RealGamerNewz takes a moment to compile some of the most reliable Xbox 720 news being reported on. At the moment, this is all to be considered “Rumors and Speculation” which major game companies like Microsoft will refuse to comment on so they don’t prematurely blow the load on their massive advertising campaigns. Highly demanded product however, requires a continuous stream of news to keep the public happy. This is how “leaks” happen, by becoming a mechanism of free word of mouth and experimentation. Through this type of underground news release, we have gotten a good hold on some interesting features that are speculated to be in the Xbox 720.

The “Always Online” Feature

“Always on” is a rumored feature that the Xbox 720 must stay connected to the internet at all time to play games, However these rumors have not been stamped as true. If this were true many people will question if new Xbox owners have to buy Xbox Live to stay tune to what’s happening like the current Xbox 360.

Kinect Included

Rumor has it the Xbox 720 will come with an updated version of the Kinect. Upon getting the new Xbox 720 the Kinect must be on when using the console. However the Kinect will be coming with upgraded features such as being able to identify 6 people instead of the normal 2 which means better and bigger party games to be enjoyed by all, the Kinect also now can recognize 25 points one each skeleton instead of the 20 points need on the current Kinect.

Multi-Tasking Ability

The Xbox 720 is speculated to have a new ability that lets you be able to switch from a game to the dashboard or another app, Possibly even another game then allows you to switch right back to your original game or process and continue from where you left off. This is a very handy ability that has not yet been featured and any other console.

Game Install Program

Each Xbox 720 is rumored to have a 500GB hard drive reports show that with this space games are needed to be installed just like you would install a game onto a computer, However you can play these games while they install so there is no long wait to play the game once you bought it.

Controllers and Peripherals

The new Xbox 720 controllers are rumored to a upgraded similar version of the Xbox 360 controllers but the old 360 controllers will not be able to work on the new Xbox. The controllers are said to be working with a new “Wireless technology”.

The controller was reported in Xbox World Magazine to have an “HD screen the is surrounded by the traditional 360 buttons and sticks” and it could be used as “a remote control for you TV”.

Leaks of new devices such as “Xbox Surface” which shows specs of a “Tablet device” and a separate “stationary computing device”. It has been reported that it will be like a touch screen 720 controller similar to the Wii U.

A patent by PatentlyApple was found that plans of a 360 degree 3D projector that would work with the Kinect to give the player a nice 360 environment that could be worked with.


A Reputable MS blogger has stated that Xbox 720 will be smaller the Xbox 360 and will be cheaper to the kinect adoption. He then went on to say “It will use a Zune HD-like hardware platform- a MAIN processor with multiple cores for graphics, AI, physics, sound, networking, encryption and sensors”.

The Xbox 720’s system chip began production towards the ending of December 2011 according to tech site fudzilla. It’s been reported that IBM and Global Foundries of Microsoft. Xbox 720 will be a PowerPC CPU.

VG247 reported that Xbox 720 will have a blu-ray player and will be powered by 2 GPUs “Its Like 2 PCs taped together”. the Graphics cards is like the AMD’s 7000 series. CVG reports that the devkits will be packing a 16-core CPU.

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Stop Complaining: PlayStation 4 Doesn’t Need DualShock 3 Support

Somehow some gamers who are likely already preconditioned to be anti-Sony next generation (for whatever reasons) in the first place have found a minuscule detail to nag about the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately somebody forgot to give the scarecrow making these articles a brain. The complaint going around is that DualShock 3 controllers will not work on the PlayStation 4. Guess what, neither did the original Xbox controllers in the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 2 controller did not work in the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 1 controller did not work in the PlayStation 2 for PlayStation 2 games.

If anybody is really shocked by this then you simply need to do one thing, laugh out loud. This is a very silly thing to complain about. Sony has confirmed they won’t ban used games, they will not be digital-only they will still use physical media while at the same time utilizing the latest in cloud storage, download networks, and streaming gameplay and full game trials technology at the same time. The major bullet was dodged there for gamers fearing a new world order, dystopian video game industry being debuted alongside PlayStation 4.

My argument to gamers has always been, when you get a new system you are doing so to experience the new experience of the system and the games. I don’t want to play PlayStation 3 games on a PlayStation 4, I want to play PlayStation 4 games on it. If you don’t want to let go of the past, then don’t. There is no law against keeping your PlayStation 3 and its game collection.

The PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 quite obviously makes the DualShock 3 controller obsolete and therefore not suitable for PS4 use. The entire user interface of PS4 is designed differently. You will now have a button on your controller to instantly suspend the power of your PS4 (similar to PSP days) and pick up right where you left off whenever you get back while saving power at the same time. You will also have a button for sharing.

Not to mention, nobody knows exactly how the touch bar will work with the operating system on the PlayStation 4 either. Gamers are wrong to assume a DualShock 3 would be somehow suitable to take its place. This is not Nintendo people where we hold back technological innovation for the sake of nostalgia. It has been nearly a decade for the PlayStation 3’s life cycle, let’s welcome its successor PlayStation 4 with a bit more open arms than the grueling abuse from a corrupt media seen for PS3.

UPDATE 12:47pm EST:

To gamers who insist on DualShock 3 Support on PlayStation 4, here’s the scenario of what would probably happen if Sony caved in to DS3 demands:

You would end up with developers not giving you the DualShock 4 innovation they could because you all ended up using old controllers so they don’t care to give you the higher experience if you don’t care to take innovation serious.

Look up the changes from DualShock 2 to DualShock 3. It was more than just becoming wireless. There was an increase in how many angles it can detect you controlling from. Who’s to say what crucial upgrades the DualShock 4 contains that all PlayStation 4 games will be programmed for?

If you would have used a DualShock 1 in the PlayStation 2 then you wouldn’t even be able to control a character correctly in a simple game of basketball because you’d be stuck to only about 9 directions you can aim the character to walk in.

UPDATE 1:29pm EST:

From Shuhei Yoshida on the PSBlog:

“On the front side of DUALSHOCK 4 is a light bar with LED that illuminate in various colors to match the color of the character in a game as a simple way to identify players. The colors can also provide useful information to players, such as when their character has taken damage during a game. DUALSHOCK 4 was developed alongside a second peripheral, a dual camera which can sense the depth of the environment in front of it and also track the 3D location of the controller via its light bar. The new camera incorporates four microphones capable of accurate sound detection and source origination, and it will support the PlayStation Move motion controller with more precision than ever before.”

(thanks FunAndGun)

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