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Llamasoft: TxK Out Today: The History, Development and Gameplay

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41w ago - Llamasoft Founder Jeff Minter confirmed that TxK is out today on PS Vita, with details on the title's history, development and PlayStation Vita gameplay below.

To quote: TxK is the latest in a particular genre of arcade-style shooters which can be described as "neo-retro".

These games are characterised by gameplay inspired by arcade games of old, but take advantage of modern hardware to provide graphics and audio that far surpass anything that was possible back in ancient times.

Often they take as inspiration some aspect of an older display style and, through modern graphics hardware and techniques, seek to create an experience that is evocative of its ancestry but far nicer-looking.

You've all seen games like "[Register or Login to view links]", where the enemies and player characters are made of glowing lines.

These line-based displays go back to an old, obsolete yet beautiful display technology that was used in the arcades, called "vector graphics".

Back then it was not possible to generate pixel-based displays that had a high resolution, and as a result images in games tended to look blocky, as if made out of bricks. "Vector graphics" was a different way of driving a graphics display, causing...
 

Video: Sony PS4 User's Guide Now Online, How to Capture Gameplay

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54w ago - Sony has published the official PS4 User's Guide online today (available [Register or Login to view links]) alongside a video below on how to capture PlayStation 4 gameplay from MrVg247 via YouTube.

It also appears that the PS4 don't support 3D Blu-ray format among others, as follows:

Supported disc formats

  • Blu-ray Disc
  • BD-ROM*1
  • BD-R/RE (BDAV, BDMV)
  • DVD
  • DVD-ROM
  • DVD-R/RW*2 (video mode, VR mode*3)
  • DVD+R/RW*2

*1Hybrid discs are supported.
*2AVCHD is supported.
*3CPRM is supported.

Playback of the following types of discs is not supported:

  • CD
  • BD-RE ver.1.0
  • BD-R/RE XL
  • Blu-ray 3D
  • DVDs that have not been finalized.

From the video's caption: SO, you've got your PS4? How do you setup a capture card to capture from the console? Well, you'll have to deal with HDCP and you'll probably need a better capture card for 1080p.

How to capture from a PlayStation 4





Bypass HDCP to Capture PS4 Gameplay Footage



 

Video: Kingdom Hearts III on PlayStation 4: New PS4 Gameplay Trailer

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58w ago - Square Enix Associate Product Manager Mat Kishimoto announced Kingdom Hearts III is coming to PlayStation 4 complete with a new PS4 gameplay trailer below!

To quote: If you're one of the seven billion people on this planet who have been begging for more information about Kingdom Hearts III, you're in luck - we've got a new trailer!

Featuring new abilities, attacks, enemies, and everything in between, this trailer is just a taste of the goodness to be included Kingdom Hearts III.

Oh, and in case you missed our announcement earlier this morning, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will be coming exclusively to the PlayStation 3 in 2014!





So... what do you think?
 

Video: Destiny: Your Questions Answered, PS3 Gameplay Trailer

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60w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements made available a PS3 / PS4 gameplay video trailer today while answering fan questions on the upcoming title below.

To quote: The team at Bungie is hard at work on Destiny, a vast and dangerous adventure that pierces the depths of the galaxy, tasking players with the defense of humanity. Bungie just recently revealed the cover art for Destiny, showcasing the awe-inspiring Guardians in all their cloaked glory.

And yesterday, the [Register or Login to view links] was formally announced. It's been a busy week.

With so much talk of Destiny in the air, you might have a few questions about this sci-fi, multiplayer shooter. That's why we submitted your inquiries to Bungie's Community Manager DeeJ, so he could shine a light in the black of space.

Read on for tons of details from DeeJ himself, including how easy you can drop into public events with other players, and what sorts of ways you can customize your Guardian.





@Zarshark: What does Destiny do that's unique? What's revolutionary that sets it...
 

Video: Grand Theft Auto Online PS3 Gameplay Officially Revealed

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67w ago - Today RockStar has officially revealed the Grand Theft Auto Online PS3 gameplay in a new video trailer below!

To quote: Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community.

Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.

Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks.

The...
 
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