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WTF Wednesdays: California Man Sues Sony Over Killzone: Shadow Fall

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Welcome to RealGamerNewz’ very first WTF Wednesdays; where we bring you things gaming related that make you go wtf, be it what, who or why?

For the first edition; via Polygon a man from Northern California is suing Sony over the company’s claims of the title’s 1080p resolution. Douglas Ladore’s suit alleges that marketed Killzone: Shadow Fall as a title that would run at native 1080p but “used a technological shortcut that was supposed to provide ‘subjectively similar’ results.”

Back in March Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry analyzed the game’s graphics and revealed that its multiplayer ran at 960 by 1080 resolution as opposed to 1920 by 1080 (1080p resolution).

Digital Foundry stated:

“Shadow Fall uses a horizontal interlace, with every other column of pixels generated using a temporal upscale – in effect, information from previously rendered frames is used to plug the gaps. The fact that few have actually noticed that any upscale at all is in place speaks to its quality, and we can almost certainly assume that this effect is not cheap from a computational perspective. However, at the same time it also confirms that a massive reduction in fill-rate isn’t a guaranteed dead cert for hitting 60fps.”

Shadow Fall’s developer Guerrilla Games responded on its official website, to shed some light on the matter:

“In both SP and MP, Killzone Shadow Fall outputs a full, unscaled 1080p image at up to 60fps. Native is often used to indicate images that are not scaled; it is native by that definition.

In multiplayer mode, however, we use a technique called ‘temporal reprojection’, which combines pixels and motion vectors from multiple lower-resolution frames to reconstruct a full 1080p image. If native means that every part of the pipeline is 1080p then this technique is not native.

Games often employ different resolutions in different parts of their rendering pipeline. Most games render particles and ambient occlusion at a lower resolution, while some games even do all lighting at a lower resolution. This is generally still called native 1080p. The technique used in Killzone Shadow Fall goes further and reconstructs half of the pixels from past frames.

We recognise the community’s degree of investment on this matter, and that the conventional terminology used before may be too vague to effectively convey what’s going on under the hood. As such we will do our best to be more precise with our language in the future.”

This explanation was not satisfactory for Mr. Ladore as he is suing Sony Computer Entertainment for more than 5 million dollars (WTF?) for false advertisement, negligent misrepresentation,  unfair competition and fraud in the inducement.

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Yes you read that. This man paid $60+ for this game, or less if he used a coupon, got it around Black Friday or paid nothing (It could have been a gift) and he wants over $5,000,000? Yes Captain Picard, what the F**%, indeed.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Terminal Map + Stormgracht Map Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Terminal Map + Stormgracht Trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall.

Genre(s): FPS
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Guerrilla Games
Release Date (NA): November 15th, 2013

Terminal Map:

Stormgracht Map:

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New Killzone: Shadow Fall 1.14 Patch Out Now, Removes Motion Blur In Multiplayer and More

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Guerrilla Games released a new patch today for PS4 exclusive first-person shooter KillZone: Shadow Fall. Patch 1.14 will reduce the motion blur effect in multiplayer, add new controller configurations and more. Check out the full notes below.

 

Rework Combat Log

  • The combat log is visible when players kill each other on the left side of the screen. Prior to the patch the combat log showed your name briefly, now your frag will stay on top of the combat log.

Reduced Blur in MP

  • There was feedback from the community that the motion blur in the game is a bit too noticeable when running/sprinting in the game. This has been fixed now.

Reduce challenge requirements

  • A few of the challenges have been made a bit easier to achieve with the new patch. A number of the requirements have been reduced – you can see the list in the link here.

Allow players to switch faction in MP in case of unbalanced teams

  • In the game, press options and select the option switch faction (this is only available when the teams are unbalanced).

Added new controller configuration

  • In the options menu go to Controller with R1. The new control scheme is called Community Scheme 01 and it is based on your suggestions. It includes: Crouch is now R3 (was circle), Cover is now R3 (was circle), Sliding is now R3 (was circle), All Melees are now circle (was R3).

Other

  • Minor bug fixes in build.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Hangar DLC Map Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Hangar DLC Map Trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

 

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Crusier DLC Map Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Crusier DLC Map Trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

 

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Special Tour [HD 1080P]

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The Special Tour of the Studio that developed Killzone: Shadow Fall is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4 Exclusive) – Multiplayer Manifesto Part #1 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Multiplayer Manifesto Part #1 Trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4 Exclusive).

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RGNTV PS4 Livestream: Killzone: Shadow Fall

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Livestream for the PS4 Version of Blacklight: Retribution by DJ Killzown Jones, direct from the PS4. ***Previously recorded videos are no longer available for PS4 DIRECT Streams Only. We apologize for the inconvenience. All future recordings will be archived for later viewing once Sony and Twitch allow it (coming soon) but due to Twitch technical difficulties this episode of RGNTV Live is currently not available after the LIVE feed is over. Thank you for your patience and follow: RealGamerNewzPS4 channel and DJ Killzown Jones Channel for our future PlayStation 4 streams.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Behind the Scenes: Characters Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Behind the Scenes look at the characters in Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Behind the Scenes: Story Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Behind the Scenes look at the Story in Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Power of PS4 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Power of PS4 Trailer of Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4 Exclusive) Adds Left Handed Support (Huh?) And Bug Fixes w/ 1.05 Update

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Free updates, we like ’em, we loathe em. On one hand they are free and probably improve the game we’re playing (unless it’s EA’s Battlefield 4 but hey, that’s another story for another article). Killzone: Shadow Fall on PlayStation 4 will now allow you to aim with the left stick and walk with the right stick. This is a feature that barely any games support and yet Guerrilla Games are calling it “Left Handed Support” as if it’s a standardized function of controllers.

If anybody actually prefers to play with this feel free to correct me but I think it would be way too hard to get used to after not having the feature made possible for so many years worth of games since the last one I’ve seen that supports swapping the thumbsticks. That also got me to thinking, if this is really important to people and helpful for lefties – shouldn’t all games support it? How hard is it really to swap key bindings from one stick to the other in an options menu? Not sure but in any event, here are your patch notes!

Patch 1.05 bugs fixes:

  • Several UI issues fixed
  • Error messages in Multiplayer amended to have better indication of the error
  • Edge-case crashes related to friends lists fixed
  • Additional integrity fixes for the patching system

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Killzone: Shadow Fall – Gameplay TV Commercial [HD 1080P]

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The Gameplay TV Commercial of Killzone: Shadow Fall.

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RGNTV LIVE: Killzone: Shadow Fall Streaming on PlayStation 4 #PS4live

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Check out my Killzone: Shadow Fall streaming with the RGN crew on PlayStation 4 direct from the console itself.

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Killzone Shadow Fall Review

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Killzone Shadow Fall is a First Person Shooter developed by Guerrilla Games for the Sony PlayStation 4. In the game’s single player you take the role of Shadow Marshall Lucas, who is sent in to carry out assassinations on the grounds of Vekta and Helghan which now share the same planet following the events of Killzone 3. Your targets are leaders of the Helghast nation who are plotting to bring down the Vekta on the other side of the planet’s wall. Lucas will be tried and tested during each one of his missions. The players will discover with Lucas the planet’s dark secrets of both his race and the Helghast just as Lucas does. You are giving an OWL (a device that aids in your attacks, provides zip-lines to traverse through the levels, heal you and pop up shields via the PS4’s touch pad and L1 button). At the start you are also given a standard issue rifle that uses electrically charged ammo and two firing modes as well as a pistol with laser sight to combat your enemies. Players will also find weapons in the field either lying around or picked off of enemies.

The joy of combat in KSF is your plan of attack, you can go in guns blazing or stealthily take out enemies. Lucas has a radar built into his gear that will help players spot enemy pathways around the level and how far way your mission objectives are. It’s important to move quickly dispatching foes, the longer it takes the more enemies will come as they will trip nearby alarms which must be disabled by the OWL device under direction of the player.

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The gun-play is fast and furious alongside responsive control thanks to the sleek DualShock 4 controller making for some visceral battle sequences. Melee combat is just as important as ever and just as brutal as it was in Killzone 3, so players need not worry on that front. The only real problem with the game-play is that the HUD doesn’t keep the mission objectives on screen for very long and doesn’t guide you to them as smoothly as you may want, but it gets the job done. I just wish the folks at Guerrilla Games made the levels a little bit more streamlined so it doesn’t seem like I’m wandering around aimlessly at times. Thankfully the battles more than make up for it in the long run.

This game is tailored for a scavenger who likes to search every nook and cranny for audio logs, dossiers, comic book pages and other things. If and when you collect an audio log it will play through the speaker on the Dualshock 4 which is a neat feature and doesn’t detract from the sights and sound of the game on screen. The voice acting is good but sometimes seems a little bit over the top. That being said the story will grab you from the start. The graphics and level design will immerse you into Vekta and there are a myriad of environments and set pieces that break up the action. The sound design taps into the environment and sounds good on your surround sound setup or speaker setup and it will help you during certain parts of the game.

Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 Multiplayer Gameplay

Killzone Shadow Fall’s multiplayer is the best in the series and quite arguably the best in the FPS market today. In this multiplayer suite there is no class system and the way you unlock weapons, upgrades, and items is by playing the game and using weapons a certain number of times or under certain conditions. You can jump into any available Warzone and play. Warzones in Killzone Shadow Fall are similar to the earlier games in the series and consist of a series of mission objectives that must be completed by your team (VSA or Helghast) given the time limit. The Team with the most completed objectives wins.

The modes in the Warzone (Team Deathmatch, Capture and Hold, etc) as well as time, player options, load-outs and other settings can be can be tweaked and changed at anytime before a match and made into a saved Warzone. Once a Warzone is saved and put on the KSF multiplayer servers any one can search for the game and join up, unless you set a password to protect it. The maps are large and varied and provide very little room to camp. When you spawn on the map your will start at your teams base camp which is protected by a turret and two force fields that will slow down your adversaries from killing you on sight.

The firefights in multiplayer evenly match players. Each gun feels as balanced as it does in the single player. You will feel the rush of battle, the sting of a bullet, the whisper of death, and the joy of victory or thrill of defeat every time you play. If that wasn’t enough PS Vita owners can use the remote play feature to play the entire game on the PlayStation Vita handheld game system.

Final Verdict:

Killzone Shadow Fall maybe rough around the edges but it is a shining example of what both a console launch title and a great first person shooter should be. It has both a thrilling story that will keep you hooked until the end and a Multiplayer that gives its competition a run for its money, this entry shines through the shadows.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8/10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Available On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

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