Hands On With The PS4

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Sony recently released it’s new console, the Playstation 4, and it’s quickly becoming clear to the early adopters that Tretton and co. have stepped up their game when it comes to features, gameplay and flat-out pleasing the gamer market. With upgrades to almost every component, the PS4 is now the system to beat in the next-gen console war. Find out more after the jump.

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Jaws: Memories From Martha’s Vineyard

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While no one can deny the lasting impression that the movie Jaws has had on audiences around the world, what isn’t discussed very often is the impact that the filming of the blockbuster film had on the community of Martha’s Vineyard, and the legacy that it left there.

Matt Taylor’s coffee table book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard tells the story of a town completely immersed in the filming of Jaws.

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A Grand Theft Auto Retrospective

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The first new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series in over 5 years, GTA V, hits shelves on September 17, 2013. One of the most anticipated games in recent memory, it has gamers salivating over speculation, screenshots and videos teasing everything from a new 3-character story arc, beautiful hi-def visuals and a brilliant bustling city to the coveted Shack on the Hill – which (unless the droves of Reddit users have their way and make Rockstar bow to their demands) has still yet to be confirmed to contain anything at all.

So in light of the release of GTA V, let’s look back on the GTA series as a whole, and peel back the layers on one of the most influential, controversial and enduring franchises in video game history.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer revealed

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The Call of Duty: Ghosts multi-player was revealed today, and here are some of the details:

First and foremost, the game’s single player, multi-player, co-op and second screen all run at 60 FPS on all platforms, both current gen and next-gen.

Ghosts features 7 new game modes, including Cranked (similar to TD, when you get a kill, you become faster, reload faster, but you gain a ‘countown clock’ that kills you unless you kill someone else in a certain time limit) and Search and Rescue (when you die, you drop a tag, if an ally picks it up you re-spawn, but if an enemy picks it up, you die).

There are also 30+ new weapons and a new weapon class called “Marksman”, which bridges the gap between the Sniper class and the Assault class, giving you long range guns that can be used as scoped semi-automatic sniper rifles or as an iron-sight…

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Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate confused me a little while playing it. I, admittedly, am not the biggest Castlevania fan, but I played the awesome Symphony of the Night, and immediately became interested in the series. This game, however, didn’t really live up to my expectations. It is a serviceable entry into the Castlevania lore, but lacks the flare that made other iterations in this series so awesome. Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Theft Auto Online reveal

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The GTA V Multiplayer was just revealed in a short video released by Rockstar this morning, and it’s looking like we have a winner on our hands.

Rockstar claims that its GTA Online is all about “having fun and getting into trouble”, and the trailer described exactly that.

According to Rockstar, “You can run around on your own, making friends and enemies, or band together and form a crew and tackle a heist, rob a liquor store, or compete in classic online modes. Complete any job and you’ll earn money and reputation that allows you to further customize your character, including their outfit, weapon of choice, and favorite vehicle.

As you make some real money, maybe you’ll buy an apartment so friends can stop by and hang out. Or buy a garage, fill it with custom vehicles, and then take them racing by land, air or sea, or simply cruise around, showing…

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Microsoft E3 rundown!

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Microsoft just finished their conference at E3, and if you missed it, here’s the quick and dirty on what was presented:

First of all, the Xbox One is releasing in November, and will cost $499 US, no surprise there. It features, among other things, a Game DVR which saves videos and and publishes them to the internet. What was really cool though, is the new TWITCH live streaming integration for instant streaming of your games. Also, no more MS Points, they’re switching to real money. There is also no need to log on to enjoy Xbox Live Gold benefits anymore, letting anyone in your house play online in multi-player matches on your console.

But lets get to the games! Here they are, in the order they were announced:

– New Metal Gear Solid…looks really good, very exciting. Looks to be really story driven.

Xbox Live Gold members get…

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