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Check Out The Awesome New Red Band Trailer for ‘The Last of Us’

The-Last-of-Us-VGA-2012-TrailerJune 14th might feel like it’s really far away, but hey, it’s worth the wait. Why? Because The Last of Us has been serving up great footage that makes you want to wait for this release, and the red band trailer makes it even more awesome!

Check out the trailer below. Doesn’t this game just look amazing? Yes, yes, yes! I must get this!

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Future of the Future | Exciting Details x Highlights of the Playstation 4 [Confirmed Titles Included]

ps4-leadEven though the PSN can get on my nerves sometimes, I’m still a die hard Sony fan. The only time I ever lost my trust in Sony was when the PSN was done for weeks in 2011; I almost lost my mind! But following that embarrassing incident, Sony has kept my interest and I still play PS3 on a daily basis. So with the news of the PS4, I’m proud to be an avid supporter of PlayStation. :)

Unless you are totally unaware of the happenings in gaming culture, then you have no excuse not to be aware of this week’s Playstation 2013 meeting; official confirmation of the Ps4 and the future of gaming. 

Yes, yes, yes! The next step in the Playstation series will be the Ps4. In the tradition of Playstation, there is no need for a new name. Might as well continue the series of Ps1, Ps2, Ps3, and now a Ps4. And as the fourth generation system in the Playstation franchise, it seems that this will be the best one to-date.

Of course the Ps3 is quite spectacular and the free online play is a huge perk, but the Ps4 has a lot of new features that will take gaming and interaction to new heights.

I could go on and on about all the new features, but that is boring! Especially when you can watch it for yourself. But here is a few of the new perks, as well as the confirmed titles that will be on Ps4.

P.S. this console is slated to be released in the Holiday season of 2013. No

Features

  • Background uploading and downloading
  • Streaming game play session, creating videos and sharing with friends on PS network
  • Stream games instantly
  • DualShock 4 Controller with touchpad, share button, lightbar, and headphone jack.
  • Amazing graphics: Duh, that is a given. :)

Confirmed Titles

So many good games coming to the PS4. The makers of Halo, Bungie, have even teamed up with the folks behind Call of Duty to make an epic adventure called Destiny.  The game I’m most excited for is Watchdogs. Looks so good!

  • Watch Dogs 
  • Diablo III
  • Destiny
  • Untitled Final Fantasy
  • The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Deep Down
  • Knack
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Driveclub
  • The Witness

Watch Full Playstation 2013 Meeting

The First 30 Minutes of ‘God Of War: Ascension’ is Beyond Epic!

God-of-war-Ascension-2At first I thought I was having a great day because of the new French Express mix, but then I watched the First 30 Minutes of God of War: Ascension, and now my day is a million times better!

GOW: Ascension is the forthcoming game in the God of War franchise, and it brings Kratos back in action with insane combos, incredibly (might I add disgusting) enemies, and all the ingredients of action, mythology, and advanced weaponry that make Kratos one of the best characters to ever hit PS3. 

In the new 30 minute gameplay, we get the chance to see the new title in action. The game starts off with this ugly chick with legs, one arm, and a minion of flies that can bring things to life. From the gist of the conversation, I’m assuming she might have dated Kratos or something, but he sure does plan on kicking her ass for what she puts him through.

Now of course, unless you want to be surprised when you first play the game, then I recommend you don’t watch this video (spoilers guaranteed.)But if you can’t wait and you’re curious what you will be getting your hands on, then grab some popcorn, push play, and enjoy Kratos kicking major ass! 

Extraordinary | Square Enix’s ‘Agni Philosophy’ Final Fantasy Realtime Tech Demo [Future of Next-Gen?]

A lot of great games were showcased at this years E3 convention, yet one thing that many gamers ponder is the evolution of graphics; what is next for gaming?

Every year developers and designers are attempting to push the limits, defy the rules of tradition, and impress gamers with the ultimate gaming experience. As a gamer, I take pride in having a good story and overall gameplay, but I also love when a game delivers “life-like” graphics. It’s nice to turn on my big HDTV and get lost in a game that has stunning graphics, which is why I was quite impressed with Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain. The powerful engine behind Heavy Rain let us gamers put our hands on a game that not only offered interesting gameplay, but also held a sense of reality that was impressive beyond words.

If you’re looking to be impressed beyond words and utterly speechless by extraordinary technology, then you’ll want to watch Square Enix’s latest Realtime Tech demo. Square Enix is developer behind the Final Fantasy series and the new Tomb Raider coming out in 2013, so they’ve got a good reputation in the industry.

They’ve got a lot of work on their plate right now with Tomb Raider: Crossroads, but they still had time to show us gamers the future of gaming.
Their realtime tech demo, Agni’s Philosophy, shows us the stunning capability of their new software, Luminous Studio engine. The real-tech demo shows off the new engine and it’s impressive realistic appearance. Hands down, one of the coolest real-tech demos I’ve seen in quite some time.

Now, it hasn’t been mentioned whether or not this realtime tech demo can actually run on Microsoft or Sony’s system, but it’s still an impressive video that gives me hope for the future of graphics in the gaming industry. It’s nice to have gorgeous cutscenes, but it would be amazing if every aspect of gameplay looked as stunning as Agni’s Philosophy realtime tech demo.

P.S. you’d have to be a fool to watch this video in anything else but HD (unless your computer isn’t that awesome). Go for gold, watch it in HD. I watched it several times in 1080p. :)

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

God of War: Ascension E3 Gameplay Demo + Multiplayer Mode Preview

Kratos is the truth! I’m a huge fan of God of War, even though I often get frustrated with all the combos and how hard some of the levels can be. Yet, I think I’m totally going to pre-order God of War: Ascension. Not only does the gameplay look quite vicious, but the multiplayer mode looks like it could be a lot of fun.

God of War: Ascension debuted at E3 yesterday and it surprised fans with how promising the multiplayer mode actually looks. On various blogs I’ve noticed some speculation surrounding the prior rumors of the game having multiplayer. Some fans thought it wasn’t a good idea, while others weren’t sure exactly how you would pull that off. Kratos is awesome, so if we aren’t playing online as Kratos, then what character are we controlling?

Well, the crew behind God of War decided to put all the gamers at ease and actually showcase a preview of their multiplayer mode. The mode is called Favor of the gods and you get to work you way from an unknown hero to a hero or demi-god. You get to work with your team and aid in the effort to basically kill a huge beast. Pretty cool, right? If you enjoy playing online (I love playing online with my friends & bf,) then you might want to definitely check out God of War: Ascension.

I don’t think everyone is quite convinced yet on the multiplayer mode, but that’s quite alright. Even if the mode doesn’t live up to expectations (what should we even be expecting?) it’s still worth checking out the game for story mode. The story mode looks quite promising as well and I think fans of God of War might like it. It all really depends on your gaming preference and if you happen to be a fan of Kratos and all the bloody galore. If I may so myself, I’m more into shooting games, but I’m not going to shy away from hours of hardcore combos, bloody guts, and epic aggression. Sounds like awesomesauce.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Quantic Dream, the Makers of Heavy Rain, Debut ‘Beyond: Two Souls’ at E3 2012

So I just want to give y’all a heads up and let you know that a majority of the blog posts today are going to cover some of the awesome videogames coming out in 2012/2013. My fellow geeks and gamers probably know that E3 2012 is currently taking place, and some of the biggest developers and franchises have been debuting new footage of games coming out in 2012/2013. So what does that mean to me? It means I gotta start saving money and marking my calendar with release dates!

So without further delay, lets dive into the most compelling cinematic game that was debuted at E3, Beyond: Two Souls. I first saw the game last night during Sony’s E3 conference, but I actually turned to G4 right in the middle of the trailer. Yet, something about the stylization and the overall characterization clued me in that the game was probably by the makers of Heavy Rain…and I was right.

Quantic Dream, the makers of the compelling PS3 game Heavy Rain, debuted Beyond: Two Souls at E3 in hopes of showing gamers the cinematic storytelling aspect of gaming. Games usually have pretty good plots, graphics, and overall purpose, but Quantic Dream is known for approaching gaming with an in-depth psychologically cinematic delivery.

If you didn’t play Heavy Rain, then perhaps you had the chance to play Indigo Prophecy. That was yet another game by designer David Cage and his company Quantic Dream. I really enjoyed Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain, so the trailer for Beyond: Two Souls truly caught my attention.

The game stars actress Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) and it’s a riveting emotionally driven game that explores what happens after we die.

According to CNET, Cage said, “For the first time ever, players will live the life of a video game character over the course of 15 years. They will experience her life and help her to become who she is.” 

Sounds interesting. We haven’t seen gameplay yet, but the debut at E3 surely did raise some eyebrows and is putting Quantic Dream‘s Beyond: Two Souls on the radar for games to watch for in 2012/2013.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com