PlayStation 4 Is Officially Announced Along With Future Game Releases At Sony’s PlayStation Event

Yesterday Sony Entertainment gave us the scope on the PlayStation 4, Lead architect Mark Cerny presented and went of the specs of the Nex-Gen console staying the goal is to “free developers form technological barriers.” With a history of 30 years in the gaming industry Mark Cerny has seen it all.

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Mark Cerny holding the PS4 Dualshock 4

In the beginning of the event Cerny got into detail of what’s really inside the console, the Ps4 will use the X86 CPU with 8GB memory and a local hard drive; it will also use the APU technology and GDDR5 memory that is found in high end graphics cards.

One of main focal points Cerny and the rest of the developers that spoke put a lot of emphasis on Simple, Immediate, Social, Integrated and personalized as words to describe the Ps4. The first major thing announced was that the console has a secondary chip for uploading and downloading in the background as you play, Example if you’re playing a game and you want to record it all you have to do is press a button on the controller and it will record that very second, that same chip also lets you play Digital games as it’s being downloaded.

Sony’s Ps vita will be compatible with the Ps4, letting the gamer switch between the two without starting your game over, somewhat like the Wii U controller. The social aspect of ps4 looks to be impressive as well players can now tune in to fellow gamers and watches them playing through there game, players can even ask there spectators for help, going as far as giving the spectator the ability to take control of the game. All which Sony’s Anderw House said will create “Experiences that surpass gamer’s wildest expectations.”

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PlayStation 4 Specs Chart

From there capabilities of the Ps4 graphical prowess were shown in demo reels of real time graphic engines like the Unreal engine 4, square enix luminous engine, and Capcom’s impressive Panta Rhei engine, also shown was the improvements of the Move and motion stick and how it could be used in the Ps4, with games allowing the player to create things in full scale 3D.

The final hour of the Event was basically dedicated to the games that are going to be released when the Ps4 hits. Games like Sucker Punches Infamous: Second Son and Bungie’s Destiny didn’t have actually in game footage, but developers Guerrilla Games Killzone: Shadow Fall and Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs had on hand real time game demos live.

In the end Sony’s PlayStation Event was what I expected it to be and that is the official announcement of the PS4. From top-tier exclusives from its best studios to multiplatform experiences from respected publishers and developers in the industry, the Ps4 looks to start off with a bang.

Here are the gameplay footage of the new Killzone and a brand new Watch Dogs game footage.

Blizzard Comic-Con 2012 Schedule arrives (SDCC)

A rare treat for users, Blizzard is arriving on scene at Comic-Con this year to promote a huge array of goods from the company and even offer some signings for eager fans. Check out the full details below.

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WHEN:            July 12-15

 

WHERE:       San Diego Convention Center

 

PANEL:            Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase
Thursday, July 12
Room 6BCF
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

SIGNINGS:       Blizzard Entertainment Autograph Signings
Insight Editions Booth (#1035)

Art of Blizzard                                     Book of Cain

Friday from 4-5:30 p.m.                      Saturday from 10-11:00 a.m.

Chris Metzen and Sam Didier             Micky Neilson, Flint Dille, Matt Burns                                               

                       

Christie Golden Autograph Signings

Thursday from 7-8 p.m.                      Thursday from 4-5 p.m.

Cryptozoic Store                                  Mysterious Galaxy Booth (#1119)

411 Market Street

 

BOOTHS:             Insight Editions: Stop by for a sneak peek at the upcoming The Art ofBlizzard book, which offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that have defined some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Booth #1035

 

                        DK Publishing: Drop in for a discount promotional code towards the upcoming Mists of Pandaria strategy guide from Brady Games. Booth #2913      

 

                        Sideshow Collectibles: Check out sculptures featuring characters from the WarcraftStarCraft, and Diablo franchises, including the latest terrifying figure from Diablo III, to be revealed during the Blizzard Product Showcase panel.Booth #1929

Blizzard begins World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Beta

Mark today as the start of the downfall of the WoW servers yet again, Blizzard has just announced that the closed beta test for Cataclysm has begun. The invites have already started and those with Blizzcon beta passes should already be able to cash in their golden ticket.

The focus of the new beta is to get feedback and develop the balance and content to the liking of the community, often the development revolves around the last open feedback call and misses the latest trends in the community. For those new to the expansion, Cataclysm takes players to devastated areas once familiar in WoW. In an effort to survive the Wogen and Goblins will join the fight between Alliance and the Horde as they come to face the Deathwing in a battle for all life.

For more info check out the official page:
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/cataclysm

Sweet news for many, bad news for me as most of my Xfire contacts will now fall off the face of the earth into WoW again.