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Axiom Verge: The Secrets of Speedrun Mode on PS4 and PS Vita

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16h ago - Thomas Happ Games LLC Programmer / Artist / Designer / Composer Tom Happ shared the secrets of Speedrun Mode today in Axiom Verge on PS4 and PS Vita platforms.

To quote: Hey everyone - this is Tom Happ, the sole developer of Axiom Verge. I did all of the art, music, design, animation, and programming as a labor of love.

After 5 years of working on Axiom Verge in isolation, I'm finally getting close to launch. I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it. I'm pretty proud of what I've been able to make as a team of 1, but the ultimate judges will be you, the players.

One of the newest features I added was a Speedrun Mode. For years I've loved watching ridiculously skilled players 100%-ing great games like Super Metroid, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee, and more. The recent AGDQ festival also made me think deeply about creating features specifically for the speedrunning community.

To understand how Speedrun Mode works, it's important to understand a little about Axiom Verge. In Axiom Verge, you play as Trace, a scientist who wakes up after a lab accident in a strange, alien world. Similar to classic games like Super Metroid, Master Blaster, Bionic Commando, and Contra, the game involves a mix of exploration, new weapons and powerups, new enemies to battle and epic boss fights....
 

PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 2.01 Incoming, Fixes Rest Mode

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12w ago - Following up on PS4 Firmware 2.00 and the unofficial PS4 Rest Mode Fix, today Sony announced via Twitter that PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 2.01 is incoming and officially addresses and fixes the Rest Mode issues some users are experiencing.

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Below are the details, to quote: "PS4 software update v2.01 is coming soon, and will address issues some users have...
 

Grand Theft Auto V on PS4: Introducing All-New First Person Mode

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12w ago - Today R*Q introduced the all-new first person mode in Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 with a PlayStation 4 video below!

To quote: First Person Mode gives [Register or Login to view links] players on PS4 the chance to explore the world of Los Santos and Blaine County directly through the eyes of their character, revealing all the world's glorious details in an entirely new way.

Available in both GTAV and GTA Online, Rockstar Games has made a host of changes to accommodate this new perspective, including the creation of an optional first-person cover system, a new targeting system, a more traditional FPS control scheme, and integrating thousands of new animations into the existing game. It's also available at the touch of a button so you can easily switch back and forth between perspectives.

Alongside the new First Person mode, Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 features hundreds of additions and enhancements including 1080p resolution at 30FPS. Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 is coming November 18th.





And don't forget, you can transfer your previous Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression from PS3 or Xbox 360...
 

Silver Wired Headset Out Now, Far Cry 4 Audio Mode on the Way

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13w ago - Following up on their Gold Wireless Headset, today Sony Brand Marketing Senior Manager Anand Agarwal announced that their PS4 Silver Wired Headset is out now with Far Cry 4 Audio Mode on the way!

To quote: Last month, we announced the Silver Wired Stereo Headset featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, custom audio modes and a retractable boom mic all for $69.99 (MSRP). Today, I am excited to announce that the Silver headset is rolling out to retailers now.

The Silver headset is lightweight with breathable ear cushions for hours of gameplay, a retractable boom mic for voice chat while playing online, and a remote control USB connector that allows you to connect directly to your PS4 to take advantage of the headset's built-in features, outlined below.

• Immersive 7.1 virtual surround sound
• In-line volume and mic controls
• Custom audio modes created by developers specifically for PlayStation games

As with all of the official PlayStation headsets, the Silver headset is compatible with PlayStation Vita and many mobile devices with the 3.5mm jack.

I'm also thrilled to announce that a Far Cry 4 custom audio mode is on the way for the...
 

New PS4 CUH-1100 TearDown, PlayStation 4 CUH-1000 Model Comparison

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14w ago - Following up on the initial announcement, today both difference comparisons and a teardown in pictures of the new PS4 CUH-1100 and the previous PlayStation 4 CUH-1000 models are available with details below.

To quote: "If you want to know the differences between the first CUH-1000 series model of the PS4 and the new CUH-1100 series which Sony has been pushing on the market lately, the Japanese blog [Register or Login to view links] did an extensive teardown of the new console and found out every little discrepancy between the two SKUs.

Power consumption between the two models is about the same both in stand-by mode and when turned on, while the CUH-1100 is about 50 grams lighter than its older counterpart, weighing 2.70 Kg instead of 2.75.

The new motherboard has the model number SAB-001, while the original one was SAA-001. Below you can see two pictures featuring both sides of the new board.

 
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