Thursday, 28 February 2013

Race To Platinum:Need For Speed Most Wanted, Episode 2

Hi guys
Sorry for the delay between my Race To Platinum, rest assured I have still been playing, but I have had a cold since I posted for the first time. I will now catch you up on the trophys I have earned and some rules I will be abiding by. Right first up let me fill you in with the trophies I have earned. I have earned 7 trophies since my last post, 2 of which were silver trophies and 5 which were bronze. I am currently at number 4 on the most wanted list, so I have 3 more cars to take down.
     I am very close to getting the silver trophy for unlocking all pro mods. Now for the rules, I won't be glitching the game in anyway for Platinum, I won't be using any safe spots to avoid the police. I will update you as soon as I get a substantial amount of trophies. I would also like to thank you for all the support you showed for the first episode.
That's it for now, thanks for reading
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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Race To Platinum:Need For Speed Most Wanted, Episode 1

Yes that is right my dear readers, I am reviving the old series on my blog race to platinum.
As you may know if you have read some of my old posts, I did a race to platinum of ACR, but the multiplayer glitched out before I could get all the trophys, the AC3 came out and it just got lost. That will not happen this time, as I intend to get the multiplayer trophys out of the way before I tackle the single player. I have had this game for nearly 3 months now so I have accumulated some trophys along the way, let me tell you what I have got and what are yet to be earned.
First trophys I have earned:
Feeling the need(Bronze)
Fix Me Up(Bronze)
Kitchen Sink(Bronze)
Social Climber(Bronze)
How Do You Like Me Know?(Bronze)
Moving On Up(Bronze)
Nothing Personal(Bronze)
After Market(Bronze)
Mix Master(Bronze)
In Your Face(Bronze)
Pit Stop(Bronze)
Alpha Dog(Bronze)
Lexus Ranger(Bronze)
Track Weapon(Bronze)
First Strike(Bronze)
Slip The Cuffs(Bronze)
Battering Ra(Bronze)
Licensed to Ill(Silver)
Beast from the East(Silver)
Then for trophies I haven't got:
None More Wanted(Platinum)
Most Wanted Rides(Gold)
Got to Smash Them All(Bronze)
The Gatecrasher(Bronze)
Love Them and Leave Them(Bronze)
Go Pro of Go Home(Bronze)
The Heat is Off(Silver)
The Modfather(Silver)
Second is Nothing(Gold)
Rim Shot(Silver)
Main Event(Bronze)
White Gold(Bronze)
Mighty Wind(Bronze)
Don't Blink(Silver)
Iron Boots(Bronze)
Escape Velocity(Bronze)
Fast Forward(Bronze)
That is it, if you can't be bothered to read all of that(I wouldn't blame you) here it is in a condensed form:
Trophies Earned:
Trophies to be earned:
I have got 37% of the trophies(According to their value)
That is it for now, but expect regular posts keeping you up to date with my new RACE TO PLATINUM. Apologies again for the abrupt end of my Revelations Race to Platinum.
Thank you for reading, your very own trophy hunter,

PS4 Conference breakdown part 4: PS4 console

Hi guys
Now lets look at the actual machine, as you may know the actually machine wasn't shown at the event but we did get some specs for it, I don't know very much about the insides of computers, but I will try to tell you a bit about each part and compare it to the PS3. First I will show you the video of the announcement and the specs that came with it. All copyright belongs to their respective owners.
Let me also show you a picture of the specs laid out in a nice format.
As you can see, there is a super charged PC architecture, then there is a X86 CPU, which from what I have heard is from a high end computer, also from a high end computer is the enhanced PC CPU, the combo of those 2 is what will be the driving force behind the PS4. Then you have 8 GB of unified memory, or RAM, while the PS3 only had 256 Mb of RAM, which means that the PS4 will have 3.2 times the RAM and therefore the power of the PS3. Then you have the usual local storage which just means that you will still have memory of your system, all your data won't be stored on a cloud. No figures were mentioned as to how much local storage, but I would guess at 500 Gb and 1 Tb options will be available. 1 Tb(Terabyte) is 1000GB. Although we were only given a release window for Holiday 2013, when Activision came on stage, they said that they wanted to have their biggest brands available for the launch of the PS4. By biggest brands they mean the likes of CoD, we all know that CoDs are launched in early November so, I would say it will be released  from November 1st to November 15th. As I said earlier there was no physical PS4 shown of but we know what will be inside the box.
That's all we know about the machine for now but more will be announced at the GDC in late March, and loads of info at E3 this year which is in early-mid June, so watch out for those.
Thats all for now guys, as always thanks for reading.
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Friday, 22 February 2013

PS4 Conference break down part 3:Dualshock 4(With Update)

UPDATE: I have been informed via twitter that there is another change in the Dualshock 4 that not many people have noticed, before I tell you what it is, big shout out to @Fylian for this informations.
Right let me show you these pictures first.

You may not be able to tell but on the Dualshock 3 there is a mini USB where as on the Dualshock 4 there is a micro USB, this means that the charging cables for you Dualshock 3 won't work of your Dualshock 4 without you buying an adapter. You can now read the original article.

Hi guys
This time I will be looking at the new controler that we will be getting with the PS4, this is confirmed as being the Dualshock 4, and will feature a head phone jack and a touch pad, but lets have a look at the announcement.
Let me also show you a photo of the new controller.
Now lets get into it, as you can see the D pad(Directional Pad) has been tweaked slightly, the Square, Circle, Triangle and X have remained unchanged. The sticks have undergone a make over this time, opting to be more like the Xbox sticks than the Dualshock 3 sticks. The most notable thing that is new in this controller is the touch pad, now this has been confirmed as just a touchpad not a touch screen, so you won't be looking at you map or leader board on the controller. You also have 2 new buttons in the for of Share and Options, the share button will let you take screen shots of what ever is on your screen, the button will also let you record a short amount of gameplay to be uploaded to the place of your choice. We don't know the full usage of the Options button and why you can't just go into a menu but I'm sure we will find out if full usage when E3 comes around. The PS button has also been changed into a form very similar to the one on the PS vita. There is also a headphone jack in the bottom to be able to talk to friend even when you are in different games. Let me know show you the controller from a different angle to show you the controllers full potential.
As you can see now there is a blue bar similar to the move controller, which will track you 3D movements with the controller. This may have many uses with the console but it may also be neglected my game devs, only time will tell for that one. You can also see from here that you have you charging slot which looks to be the same as for the Dualshock 3. On top of that you have you R1, R2, L1 and L2, but R2 and L2 have been increased in size of the the current model, if you have ever use extending triggers on the PS3 controller this model will be more like that all the time, which I personally can not wait for, as my triggers are for ever breaking.
     They are all the main features of the Dualshock 4, I hope you have enjoyed this post, come back tomorrow for more dissection of the PS4 conference.
Thanks for reading

PS4 Conference breakdown part 2:Deep Down

Hi guys
First up is a game called Deep Down this looks to be and RPG from Capcom which will be sold for the PS4, before I talk to you about it here is the trailer, enjoy. All copyright belongs to its respective owners.
As far as we know this was run on a PS4 this just shows you the graphical capability's of the PS4, anyway during this trailer we see snippets of gameplay, which look just as refined as the cut seems we see. During some of the gameplay I believe we see a First Person segment and a Third Person segment, if so this game will be similar to Skyrim. That is no problem what so ever. This game also looks similar to Dark Souls, what ever the case this game is going to be a lush game from every angle. At the end of the trailer it says "Conquer your fear, of Die a coward". What I find interesting is the fact the the word die is written with a capital letter, does this mean that it is a hard game and you will be dieing a lot, or is it some other meaning, we will have to wait to find out.
That is for this game but check back soon for more PS4 dissection.

PS4 Conference breakdown part 1:Summary

Hi guys
As I'm sure you have seen the PS4 was announced on the night of Febuary 20th or very early 21st for me and all Europeans. In the following posts I will break down each game that was shown and tell you my thoughts on them. Firstly if you just want to watch the whole thing in one go you can here, but be warned it is 2 hours 45 minutes. This post won't cover any of the games but check back within the next hour for the first break down. Without further ado here is the full conference:
Thanks for reading and check back very soon.

Friday, 15 February 2013

News-PS4 Controler leaked images

Hi guys
Just a quick post to show you a mew leaked image of the rumored PS4 controler, it doesn't look very thin or next-gen, and in my opinion is a dev controler, and won't be the one that will come with the console. I have also included an image that was released yesterday of the same controler from a different angle. If you can see in the first picture below you can see that is it a wired controler, I highly doubt that this will be the case. Anyway I will let you look at the pictures, enjoy.
As always thanks for reading

Friday, 8 February 2013

News-DICE awards results

Hi guys just a quick post on the winners of the DICE awards show last night.

Game of the Year 2012: Journey
Action: Borderlands 2
Mobile: Hero Academy
Handheld: Paper Mario Sticker Star
Sports: FIFA 13
Racing: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Fighting: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Downloadable: The Walking Dead
Casual: Journey
Web based: SimCity Social
Family: Skylanders Giants
RPG or MMO of the year: Mass Effect 3
Strategy or simulation: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Adventure: The Walking Dead

Other categories

Outstanding achievement in original music: Journey
Outstanding achievement in original sound design: Journey
Outstanding achievement in original story: The Walking Dead
Outstanding achievement in character performance: The Walking Dead (Lee Everett)
Outstanding achievement in art direction: Journey
Outstanding innovation in gaming: Journey
Best online gameplay: Journey
Oustanding achievement in connectivity: Halo 4
Outstanding achievement in animation: Assassin’s Creed 3
Outstanding achievement in gameplay engineering: XOM: Enemy Unknown

As you can see Journey swept the board with 8 wins in there, they were nominated for 11, so that is a very good result. You can also see that Mass Effect 3 claimed the RPG of the year, I am very happ with this as it is a very very good game which in my opnion should have GOTY. Thats all for now but check back soon for more news, and as always thank you for reading.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

News-Assassins Creed 4

Hi guys just a quick post to tell you that Ubisoft has confirmed the release of Assassins Creed 4, no information is available yet other that the fact that the game will take place in a new location. And with a new character, it will be released in April of 2014. I will inform you of any new information as it arrives.
Thanks for reading.