Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

By: Eddie Makuch Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in on what he believes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will sell for when they both launch later this year. In a note to investors obtained by Games Industry International , Pachter said he believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the PlayStation 4 will debut at $350. Pachter’s pricing estimations are … Continue reading Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

Xbox One will be region locked – Report

By:  Dan Chiappini The Xbox One will require game software to match the console’s hardware region to play, according to a report by Digital Trends. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the publication that region-specific encoding will be put in place to comply with legal requirements for selling the hardware across various global markets. “Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines … Continue reading Xbox One will be region locked – Report

Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games

By:  Martin Gaston The next-generation Xbox One won’t be able to play old Xbox 360 games, Microsoft has confirmed. Speaking to The Verge, Microsoft Xbox Live vice president Marc Whitten said that the architecture between the two machines is too different to allow for backwards compatibility. “The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective,” he said. … Continue reading Xbox One won’t be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games

Metal Gear Rising confirmed for PC

By:  Eddie Makuch Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is coming to the PC, series creator Hideo Kojima announced during a recent podcast (via Joystiq). News of the port was later confirmed by Platinum Games creative producer Jean Pierre Kellams over Twitter. No further information about the PC version of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was divulged and a Konami representative was not immediately available to comment. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance launched for Xbox … Continue reading Metal Gear Rising confirmed for PC

Insomniac ‘seriously considered’ Resistance 4

By:  Eddie Makuch Insomniac Games “seriously considered” making Resistance 4, but ultimately decided to build an all-new franchise–Fuse–in an effort to avoid “franchise fatigue.” President Ted Price revealed the news to GamesRadar, saying Resistance 3 represented a logical conclusion for the series. “We decided to bring Resistance to a conclusion when we looked ahead and realized that Resistance 4, while possible and something we seriously considered, wasn’t going to … Continue reading Insomniac ‘seriously considered’ Resistance 4

The Last of Us will be playable as it downloads

By:  Martin Gaston Digitally purchased copies of upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us will be playable while the game is still downloading, developer Naughty Dog has confirmed. Speaking to Game Informer, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann and The Last of Us game director Bruce Straley said that customers of the digital release will be able to start playing the game once 50 percent of the … Continue reading The Last of Us will be playable as it downloads

PlayStation 4 to cost $400+ and feature cloud streaming – Report

By: Dan Chiappini With two weeks left until a Sony event that is being widely tipped as the official announcement of a new PlayStation console, more rumours have today emerged on the estimated launch window and price of the company’s next home device. Citing Japanese-language newspaper Asahi Shimbun, The Verge reported that the PlayStation 4 will release in the US and Japan during 2013, and … Continue reading PlayStation 4 to cost $400+ and feature cloud streaming – Report

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Digital Western Vita Release Incoming

By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) 2012 saw the release of a brand new Guilty Gear game and at TGS 2012 a Vita version was announced for a Japan release. America has seen Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R release on PSN and XBLA thanks to Aksys Games, but there has been no word on any sort of Vita release outside of Japan. Now thanks to a listing … Continue reading Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Digital Western Vita Release Incoming

Check Out Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix’s Japanese Box Art

By: Jared Scott   (@JaredScott5) Square Enix Japan has just released box art for their upcoming HD collection which will see Kingdom Hearts brought into the current generation for the first time. The collection, dubbed Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, will feature HD versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and the FMVs of Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days. The official Japanese release is … Continue reading Check Out Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix’s Japanese Box Art

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Following the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix created many different types of downloadable content to expand the experience. At first, this focussed on cosmetic changes, but it didn’t remain the case for long. Some of costumes were tied in with other game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect, but there were also other types of DLC in the form … Continue reading Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players