Video: PS4 User Interface Leak (Early PlayStation 4 Test Kit Build)

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36w ago - Today MoejoeWins shared a video on YouTube of a PS4 User Interface leak (early PlayStation 4 Test Kit build) with some preliminary details below.

To quote: An early look at the PS4 UI, which was accidentally shown during a Blacklight: Retribution demo earlier today on a test kit.

This layout may or may not be used in the retail version but we do get to hear some sound effects and see animations that could appear in the finished product. He does say that this is a very early build (though he may have been referencing the game) and that this was one of the first test kits to go out.

Some interesting tidbits/speculation based off of what's shown:

  • The PS4 can recover from a game crash without locking up.
  • Games are considered applications and can apparently run alongside other applications (multi-tasking).
  • If you're connected to the internet, application information is automatically updated in the dynamic menu.
  • Note sure about this: The built-in DVR can automatically start up when you start a game? Or maybe when you turn it on it stays on? Maybe it was being used for this livestream? (in which case this is pretty damn good quality).





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Video: Watch_Dogs PS4: Don't Miss the New PlayStation 4 Trailer

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37w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Kim Belair invites PS4 fans to watch the new Watch_Dogs PlayStation 4 video trailer below just released today!

To quote: Hey guys! I'm Kim Belair and I've just joined the Watch_Dogs team as a ComDev.

I'll be working with Nik Schmidt to bring you new Watch_Dogs info and content as we lead up to the game's launch. I'm excited to be here, and extra excited to share a new trailer.

As you've probably noticed, the buzz around Watch_Dogs has been awesome, and we've gotten some great responses from the press.

In fact, we recently received more than 90 awards and nominations at this year's E3. This trailer showcases a few of the amazing things people have said, paired with gameplay footage – some of it brand new.

The reactions and the accolades we receive help to inspire us; we couldn't be more psyched to be working on something that gets people talking, that excites them, that draws them into a totally new world. And the world of Watch_Dogs is going to be big.





We can't wait to share it with you on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

For now, you can keep up with the latest news on the Watch_Dogs Facebook...
 

Video: InFamous: Second Son - Smoke and Mirrors for PS4

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37w ago - Lead Designer Jaime Griesemer at Sucker Punch Productions posted up a PS4 video today spotlighting InFamous: Second Son dubbed Smoke and Mirrors for the PlayStation 4 console.

To quote: "Well, if the good ending is canon, then it's not Cole in the new game.

And if it's not Cole, it's probably not electrical powers, right? And if it's some other power source, what is it? And is that still Infamous?"

These were the questions that came up as soon as we started planning for our next game. Quite daunting, considering back then it was only my second week at Sucker Punch Productions. (That reminds me...

Hi! I'm Jaime Griesemer, the Lead Designer on Second Son.) However, the team was full of ideas. Some were what you might expect: Earth powers! Water powers! Some were less traditional: Control over birds! Car powers! The power of friendship! We accumulated a list of dozens and dozens of possibilities.

In the end, we decided that the reason electricity worked so well was because it was somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Not a familiar trope, but not too abstract. An elemental power, but a modern, urban one. As we narrowed down the list, one power source that kept coming up was "Smoke".



 

Bloober Games: Behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4

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37w ago - Bloober Games Creative Director and Vice-President Peter Bielatowicz goes behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4 today with details below, as follows:

Hello fellow gamers! I wanted to give you some information about a game we are currently developing for the PS4 launch window - Basement Crawl.

Gameplay-wise, Basement Crawl is a maze-based action game with some strategic elements. Our main inspirations were old classics like Spy vs. Spy and Bomberman, and gameplay revolves around setting up traps (self-detonated or activated by characters approaching it or stepping on it without noticing) to hurt other players.

It's focused on multiplayer, but basic single player campaigns with bots to fill in for missing characters will be available too.

While our inspirations go back to the retro classics, we are making a game up-to-date with the competition. It goes from the audio-visuals - Basement Crawl will be 2.5D game with dynamic cameras - to the game modes, characters and mechanics.

We felt that many games nowadays are dependent on character development or luck and randomness, so we designed Basement Crawl to exclude the luck factor and remove the dependence on leveling-up characters.

We want to make Basement Crawl as skill-based as possible...
 

Video: Hands-on with the PlayStation 4 Console Out the PS4 Box

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38w ago - PlayStation Access TV Deputy Editor Rob Pearson shared a hands-on peek at the PlayStation 4 console out of the PS4 box below today!

To quote: Greetings! As anticipation for this year's PS4 launch bubbles into a froth of frenzied excitement, we know a few of you will be asking stuff like 'but just how big is the damn thing? Will it fit snugly under my television? Can I stand it up? How many USB ports does it have?'

That's why we've taken PlayStation 4 out from behind its Perspex curtain and thrust it into the capable hands of PlayStation Access Community Manager, Hollie Bennett, who in our latest video gives you a close-up look at the gorgeous new console from every possible angle.

There's also a look at the swanky PlayStation Camera, so check out the video for a first-hand glimpse and what you'll be taking home with you later in 2013.





While you're at it, why not check out the rest of the PlayStation Access YouTube channel? We've got loads of PS4 video content for you to chew on. Enjoy!
 







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