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Fanboys Fall Back, Exclusives R Good 4 U

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These days it seems everybody wants everything, and they want it on whatever console they happen to own. There seems to be a major backlash against exclusive games both from the majors as well as indie developers. What is sad though, is that many times a lack of quality content ends up being the result of the multiplatform obsession that the gaming community has thrust upon publishers and developers of all shapes and sizes.

In the following RGN Podcast we discuss just how we feel about console exclusives and address the age old excuse that gamers always throw up, claiming they cannot afford more than 1 platform to game on and that it’s simply not fair for some games to be available only on a different platform that they don’t own. Instead of catering to this victimized state of mind we have provided a compelling argument that will serve as the first part of a longer series of discussions aimed at proving the point of exclusive games being good for the industry as a creative force driving originality, innovation, and healthy competition causing the focus of development studios large and small on creating high quality video games we wouldn’t otherwise see in such a polished state / form. Surely not all multiplatform games are bad, but take a listen to what we had to say on this show and tell us you don’t agree that buying every halfway decent game just because it releases is a cheap cop-out compared to spending big on hardware then picking and choosing only excellent software to purchase for it.

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Launch Trailer of The Order: 1886.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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Bloodborne (PS4 Exclusive) – The Hunt Begins Story Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Reader Beware: Sony has filled the pockets of a number of major publications in advertising dollars specifically for promotion of this game.

The Hunt Begins Story Trailer of Bloodborne.

Genre(s): Action RPG
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): From Software Inc
Release Date (NA): February 6th, 2015

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – Meet the Cast Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Meet the Cast Trailer of The Order: 1886.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – New Dev Diary Focuses On Graphics [HD 1080P Videocast]

The Order 1886 RealGamerNewz PS4 Exclusive - Graphics

Bring the Game to Life Trailer The Order: 1886.

Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Third Person Shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive Shooter) – Super Bowl TV Commercial [HD 1080P]

The Order 1886 RealGamerNewz Super Bowl PS4 Exclusive Shooter

The PlayStation 4 Exclusive Shooter Video Game The Order: 1886 is teased at the Super Bowl in the following 1080P High Definition Television Commercial which will debut during the national sports event.

TV Commercial of The Order: 1886.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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Bloodborne (PS4 Exclusive) – Another 2015 Gameplay Demo [HD]

Bloodborne PS4 Exclusive RealGamerNewz From Software Release Date

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Bloodborne – 2015 Hong Kong Gameplay Demo from Sony

Genre(s): RPG
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): From Software Inc
Release Date (NA): March 24, 2015

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Naughty Dog Sparks Debate; Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Probably Not 60 FPS

Nathan Drake Uncharted 4 Graphics Comparison PS4 Exclusive RealGamerNewz

When watching the developers behind the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive video game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End it becomes clear that their intentions are to bring out the best possible marriage of cinematography and gameplay. This is something Naughty Dog has a proven history at doing well with. Uncharted 2 is still hailed as possibly one of the greatest and most cinematic gameplay experiences of all time while still catering to hardcore adrenaline junkies of traditional gaming culture. Many non-gamers were able to watch and remark that it was just like watching a film, albeit with a few more moments of dying on harder difficulties. The Last of Us had a similar success as it reached into living rooms and entertained across a wide spectrum of demographics, touching the hearts of millions worldwide in the forming of a true blockbuster IP.

Naughty Dog is set to drop jaws in the world of gamers and cinematic fans once again as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End approaches release some time this year. The studio has managed to introduce 4 times the level of graphics seen in Uncharted 3, given a Real Body Physics engine with 360 degree animation, and a healthy helping of more visual effects engines, design improvements, and minor touches that players won’t notice because they make what’s on-screen seem real.

A representative for Naughty Dog the developer behind the series is quoted below speaking about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and the direction the team is looking to take in terms of graphics engine prioritization.

“We’re actually above 30, but we locked it [for the demo]. We’re going to do whatever it takes to make the game we want to make. If it means we could go for 60 but lose something that would really impact the player’s experience, then it’s our choice as developers to say, ‘Well, we’re going to go for the experience over the 60 frames.'” – Bruce Straley // Director of Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 Gameplay Time

[Image Credit: PS4 Fans Make Fun of Naughty Dog’s Waffling]

We’d hate to let hype sway us, and we really can’t expect any development studio to be perfect – but at the risk of jinxing a great thing we have to admit that Naughty Dog is as close to flawless as it gets when Industry Talk finds its way to the topic of AAA development. Graphically, the game can still look impressive without being 60 frames per second. It may not look like much now, but at the time of its release Uncharted 2 was very polished and in the console segment of the market was regarded as a high technical accomplishment.

Naughty Dog not only marvels audiences with front-end releases through major Sony 1st party publishing contracts but also helped develop the tools for third party companies to make PS3 games easier during a time when the platform was struggling to gain neutral ground against Xbox 360. Mark Cerny and Sony Worldwide Studios Boss Yoshida have also expressed many times that Naughty Dog was instrumental in developing the architecture of the PlayStation 4.

So it’s with much understanding that gamers want the world, a cake, and to eat it too when talking about any Naughty Dog related project. During The Last of Us: Remastered’s development there came a point when Corrinne Yu of Naughty Dog (and ex-Halo developer) speculated taking The Last of Us above 60 frames per second on the PS4 hardware. Ultimately, gamers rejoiced when 60 Frames Per Second for TLOU:R was essentially confirmed ahead of launch by Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog.

Nothing is new about the science behind 60 Frames Per Second, Check out this 1998 essay about it. You’ve all heard the myth that “studies ‘prove’ human eyes cannot tell the difference”, but this can simply be attributed to poorly thought out academics from a narrow point of view. The lack of evidence, is not evidence. 60 Frames Per Second is not up for debate, that’s why you won’t hear any developer worth their salt trying to sell you a 15 Frames Per Second game.

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End - RealGamerNewz PS4

It is likely that many gamers still to this day cannot see the difference between 30 Frames Per Second Vs 60 Frames Per Second. As time progresses, just as our eyes adapt and become more used to graphics of old consoles – there comes a time when the mind can process more information than traditionally expected. This is seen not just in video games, but in Sports athletes, Doctors who work under high pressure, and many other walks of life in which the connection between the optic nerve, the brain, and the eyes becomes very “in-the-moment”, rapidly processing large amounts of information with ease.

It’s the reason YouTube implemented support for 60 Frames Per Second videos. You can check out an in-depth explanation talking about this, explaining everything in the first 2 minutes while visually showing off the actual Gameplay Footage of The Last of Us: Remastered in 60 Frames Per Second. Check it out below, and props to YouTuber SwingPoynt for creating the video which just happened to be a perfect example of what we’re talking about in this article.

The science explained above is how gamers who can see in 60 Frames Per Second are able to enjoy the multiplayer of The Last of Us: Remastered more and get a slightly faster gameplay experience from it. The feel and vibe we at RealGamerNewz and RGN Community readers are getting so far from the Uncharted 4 game is a bit more cinematic, and likely will not attempt to match this. Surely, for many, this is going to be looked at as a negative thing before launch is even close to ready. It doesn’t mean the game won’t be great, but it cuts out a grand aspect that many players are perhaps foolishly assuming  would be the next logical step for Uncharted as a franchise in addition to a measurement of PS4’s power.

Too Early To Jump To Conclusions:

  1. Currently, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End runs at 37 Frames Per Second (Confirmed by EDGE via Tanya Valdez).
  2. Naughty Dog is considering capping the game at 30 Frames Per Second (via Bruce Straley of Naughty Dog).
  3. The game is not Gold yet, and is still a work in progress. This is not Finalized.
  4. The game has some of the best photo-realistic looking textures on PS4, so far.
  5. Even at 37 Frames Per Second, The Multiplayer Mode’s Gameplay Experience Can Be Sped Up In Other Ways

In the clip above, during an interview that took place this weekend on Game Informer, the two voice actors behind Nathan Drake and Sam also gave their two cents on the game’s direction as well as where they draw inspiration from for the attitude, feel, and vibe of the fourth Uncharted game and first Uncharted game on PlayStation 4.

TLOU:R was so much better because of 60 frames per second, especially the online mode. Most people appreciated the ability to switch back and forth between 30 and 60 as well, usually ending up with 30 for those who enjoyed the Story mode a second time (or for the first time). Based on everything that’s coming out of the Naughty Dog camp at this moment in time, it sadly appears that Uncharted 4 is probably not going to end up being 60 Frames Per Second.

With full fledged “Fanboy Wars” raging on once again within underground gamer communities, Naughty Dog probably doesn’t want to risk having textures that are small enough to draw ridicule to the PlayStation brand and are actually  just choosing bigger textures over more frames per second. Is it going to be Full 1080P HD, and truly True 1080P Native? Would it be possible to get the best of both worlds, with a slice in that texture size? Which would be the best looking / playing game at the end of the day? These are billion dollar questions, and the pressure on Naughty Dog surely is mounting up right now.

From the outside looking in, just making the Online Multiplayer Mode 60 Frames Per Second seems the obvious way to serve both demographics. But of course, game development is never that simple, and on this scale is surely something best left up to Naughty Dog to decide. We look forward to playing the game either way, and if players go into this expecting a movie-like experience as was delivered in Uncharted 2, I can’t imagine they’ll be let down based on what we are seeing so far. Of course, keep tracking more Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End on your favorite gaming publications, and thanks for reading RGN’s PlayStation 4 section.

Trailers / Gameplay of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End:

Leave your own comments at the bottom of this article so Naughty Dog and Sony get to know how you feel.

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – Silent Night Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Silent Night Trailer of The Order: 1886.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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The Order: 1886 (PS4 Exclusive) – Brand New Gameplay [HD]

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Brand New Gameplay of The Order 1886.

Genre(s): Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Ready At Dawn, SCE Santa Monica Studio
Release Date (NA): February 20, 2015

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Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII Returns (PS4 Exclusive) Official Square Enix Announcement in HD

Final Fantasy VII is coming to PS4 in Spring 2015.

Editor’s Note: It’s still the PC version though and the PS1 version you can get on PS Store does not work on PS4. But I can see why some fans are upset if they were looking for the full monty remake that this title deserves. We can only hope this is a prelude to it I guess… However, if Square Enix allowed mods to be used on this PS4 version of the PC edition then we will be able to get the remake-quality textures without them doing a single ounce of work. Doubtful it would happen, but this makes it at least something we can demand now.

Update #2: Also this is not the PS1 version technically, it is the New PC Version which became available on Steam in 2013 and features Achievements and other features —> http://realgamernewz.com/27676/final-fantasy-vii-new-pc-version-review

We hope to see these features brought to the PS4 version in some form.

The PC version was also modded by the gaming community at large to have much better texture versions of the game among other mods, and though that is likely out of the question – it is something we can hope for.

The mods are pretty much out of the question on PS4 probably which is Sad, I agree. So in that respect the Steam version is the most superior version currently.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS3 / PS4 Exclusive) – Swoop Trailer [HD 1080P]

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Swoop Trailer of LittleBigPlanet 3.

Genre(s): Puzzle-platformer, sandbox
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Sumo Digtial
Release Date (NA): TBA

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Hellblade (PlayStation 4 Exclusive) – Developer Diary #5 [HD 1080P]

Hell Blade Dev Diary PS4 Exclusive Ninja Theory

Developer Diary #5 of Hellblade.

Genre(s): Action, Hack and slash
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Ninja Theory
Developer(s): Ninja Theory
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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Hellblade (PS4 Exclusive) – Developer Diary #4 [HD 1080P]

 Hellblade - Dev Diary

Developer Diary #4 of Hellblade.

Genre(s): Action, Hack and slash
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Ninja Theory
Developer(s): Ninja Theory
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4 Exclusive) – Voice Actor Reveal Trailer [HD 1080P]

Little Big Planet 3 - Voice Actor Reveal

Voice Actor Reveal Trailer of LittleBigPlanet 3.

Genre(s): Puzzle-platformer, sandbox
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer(s): Sumo Digtial
Release Date (NA): TBA

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