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GDC 2014: Project Morpheus Presentation (Sony PS4 Virtual Reality Headset) GDC 2014 [HD]

GDC 2014 Project Morpheus PS4

The GDC 2014 Presentation of Project Morpheus is presented below in high definition.

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PS4’s DualShock 4 Controller Wastes 4+ Hours Of Battery Life On Feature Devs Don’t Use @yosp

PS4 DualShock 4 Battery Life

Red Bar of Death… just kidding! 🙂

***UPDATE:

Rumor: Sony’s DualShock 4 Getting Increased Battery Life

PlayStation 4’s new controller is amazing. The DualShock 4 is more accurate, capable, and powerful in every way compared with the tried and trusted DualShock 3 of the PlayStation 3 era. The addition of a touchpad, more comfortable triggers, universal (Android-style) micro-USB charging port, headphones jack, and light-bar for PlayStation 4 Eye support are equally as awesome.

But there’s one problem. Whereas the DualShock 3 could last you perhaps 8-13 hours of battery life (I find myself charging them less than once per day usually, at times less than once per two days), the DualShock 4 comes in at an extremely disappointing 4-5 hours of battery life.

I literally recharge this thing 3-4 times a day when I’m playing a lot and at least twice on a light gaming session. How is this possible you ask? The light bar (obviously) is completely and exclusively to blame for this. While I mention above that it’s a great addition to the controller, there is no option to turn this obnoxiously power-sucking light off. Unless I need it for local co-op, PlayStation 4 Eye-enabled games or even games that use it for a cool new feature like tracking me while I’m playing for enhanced realism in the gameplay of PS4 games – then why am I powering it?

PS4 Controller Battery Life Sucks

Don’t get me wrong the Transistor game brings a sexy teal color to it.

I already run a lot of things in my house that require juice. My PC tower, my laptops, computer monitors, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, clocks, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, portable gaming systems when they need charge, smartphones when they need charge, routers, modems, security systems, and that’s just what I can recall off of the top of my head. Last time I checked we had a few light bulbs around here too.

Another problem that comes to mind is the fact that Lithium iON batteries are eventually going to cease holding a charge. This hasn’t happened very often for me with SixAxis and DualShock 3 controllers on PS3, but it’s happened. Each time that it happened, I felt I got well worth the value out of the life of my PS3 controller’s battery. With PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 though, I can almost guarantee you I’m going to rage when the day comes that it starts suddenly only hosting gameplay for 3 hours… then 2 hours… then dies. I’ll know it died way too soon and immediately curse Sony for making me power the light bar even when I wasn’t using it AT ALL.

PS4 Controller LEDs Suck

Testing…1..2..3… wow is this thing seriously consuming that much?

The fact is the PS4 Eye is great. It’s a lot like the Sony version of Kinect, and holding a controller while being tracked (with the addition of an accelerometer inside the controller) can and will eventually provide us with incredibly deep gameplay experiences. Nobody knows what they are yet, but I honestly believe in the tech and its potential. Unfortunately there’s nothing right now making it worth half the battery life of my controller.

Please Yoshida and Sony team, do not keep up this madness. I realize you have to prioritize patches and what features you’ll be including in them – but do this one soon.

Before March 2014 I’d like to be able to say to my friends and to myself, Sony cares about the gamers so they made the Light Bar optional or automatically turn on when you need it – or SOMETHING instead of saying “PS4’s great… but the controller dies a million times a week but yeah don’t worry about that!”. Thank you, sincerely a fan.

PS4 Power Saving Settings

This is where we need a fourth option: turn off Light Bar.

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Will Get Auto-Caching In Future Updates

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RGN Daily News #66: PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Necessary

– Top News of the Day
– Yoshida Reveals PS4 Games Might Write / Erase 50GB Games While Playing via Update
– PlayStation 4 Has Automatic Caching, No Installs Needed
– COD: Ghosts Might Not Play Without Internet Connection
– Next-Gen Game Installs Are Huge, File Sizes Average Ranging 20 – 40GB Installs
– Every Xbox ONE Game Must Be Installed, Console Not Designed To Run Games Off Disc
– Xbox ONE Mandatory Install Sizes For Over 12 Games
– Killer Instinct Is Barely A Game – 3.4GB, No Arcade Mode, 8 Characters
– Half of Forza Motorsports 5 Tracks Were Cut
– PS4 Virtual Headset Details Coming to RealGamerNewz.com Soon
– And More

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PlayStation 4 Still Has Free Online Features Without PS+, Sony Explains

Sony Worldwide Studios Boss Shuhei Yoshida has explained that the next-generation PlayStation 4 being produced by Sony for Holiday 2013 release in the United States will feature “asynchronous online gameplay” for free (without the requirement of PlayStation Plus). He detailed what types of information can be transferred between players who don’t own a PlayStation Plus subscription but are still playing games like DriveClub with an internet connection. See his comments below regarding the matter:

“I apologize for the financial burden on our users, but on PS4 it’ll also provide early access to beta versions, free games and discounts like on PS3 and PS Vita. In addition to that PS Plus members will receive for free a special edition with slightly reduced functions of DriveClub.”

“While direct competition in real time won’t be possible [without PS Plus] for instance in the case of DriveClub, asynchronous online gameplay and receiving data from other players will still be free of charge.”

Of course, as players have already learned from the Sony Press Conference announcement at E3 2013, Yoshida continues to explain the downside to the growing-in-popularity PlayStation Network’s newest PS+ edition for Sony PS4:

“You will need it to enjoy online multiplayer. This will also depend on the judgement by the publishers, and there will be some free to play titles that you’ll be able to play without needing a PS Plus subscription, like PlanetSide 2 and DC Universe Online.”

Overall this announcement shows that PlayStation 4 is still a good investment even for gamers who have still not yet to take part in the PlayStation Plus movement. Without online multiplayer, most gamers will be opting to join the PS+ campaign which also includes free games and access to beta tests. It’s good to know there’s still something to do in those few days before committing to such a service though.

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PlayStation 4 Share Button Can Be Disabled by Developers

It turns out the original introductory reports of Sony PlayStation 4’s share button said to instantly render and share gameplay footage (to online services such as YouTube and UStream as well as PlayStation 4’s own social network) will be amended by statement issued yesterday by Sony Worldwide Studios Boss Shuhei Yoshida which has revealed that developers can disable the share button’s functionality such as to prevent the recording of spoiler information and so on.

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PlayStation Games Could See Episodic Releases Soon

With the success of The Walking Dead episodic gaming experience Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida brings it to consideration that many other PlayStation titles could benefit from sometimes having episodic content. Imagine being able to download a smaller title in between large releases.

This business model seems to work great for standalone DLC coming out these days such as “Episodes from Liberty City” the Grand Theft Auto IV DLC that you can buy and play without owning the original game. Other examples include inFamous Festival of Blood and Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty.

The cheaper price-point for a smaller game is an accepted tradeoff for gamers that are waiting for the next full release from their favorite franchise or just don’t have enough cash to grab it yet. It can also serve as a great way to draw in people who ordinarily may not have chanced it with a full price game. Once they play the cheaper episodic content that can drive them to pick up the full titles.

Yoshida had this to say in interview:

“Episodic has been talked about for a long time and most people are skeptical until [they] play The Walking Dead. Now we are big fans of episodic gaming. We’re believers now,” he told Polygon.

“Hats off to [the] Telltale guys, they proved it works. I’d be happy to see some of our games adopt that model in the future.”

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PlayStation Vita Event Being Held in Tokyo Tonight

While American gamers catch up on their beauty sleep the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan will bring forth what is being heralded by some as “Vita Heaven 2”. PlayStation Vita will be showcased in an event in Tokyo that has many spelling out mysteries and rumors already. The countdown begins, and you can track it here. RealGamerNewz will be on top of any major announcements pertaining to this event so stay tuned.

Check out the Livestream here on RealGamerNewz.com:

[UPDATE: The Show is now over, READ THE NEWS WRAPUP HERE!]

Live stream by Ustream

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