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Red Barrels Announces Outlast is Out Today: Survival Horror on PS4

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47w ago - Red Barrels Co-Founder Philippe Morin announced that Outlast PS4 is officially out today bringing survival horror to PlayStation 4.

To quote: Hello gamers! I'm Philippe Morin, one of the co-founders of [Register or Login to view links].

Our first game, Outlast, is coming to PS4 today, and I'm excited to share that those of you who are PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to download it completely for free.

Outlast itself is a survival-horror game created by a team of 11 people with one common goal: to scare the *bleep* out of you.

Here's the story so far... In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, the facility was recently re-opened by the "research and charity" branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation.

Taking advantage of the Asylum's history and remote location, they've been operating in strict secrecy. That is, they were until the reporter arrived.

Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur has broken into the facility, and what he is about to discover inside will walk a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something entirely other. Trapped with nightmares old and new, his only...
 

Rumor: PS1 / PS2 Games Heading to PlayStation 4 / PS4 via Emulation

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47w ago - Today Eurogamer (linked above) reports on rumors of PS1 / PS2 games heading to PlayStation 4 / PS4 via emulation with details below.

To quote: Backwards compatibility is coming to PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Now is only part of the story. A well-placed source working with Sony's streaming service reveals that only PlayStation 3 titles are currently scheduled to use the "gameplay over IP" cloud service. PS1 and PS2 titles are set to follow the more conventional route of running locally under emulation on Sony's latest console - but with the possibility of HD visual enhancements.

While Sony effectively phased out hardware emulation of previous platforms during the early stages of the PS3 era, it has worked consistently on opening up the PlayStation back catalogue to publishers via software emulation and PSN downloads.

Internally, PlayStation 3's firmware contains emulators for PS1, PS2 and even the handheld PSP, while Vita is capable of running PS1 and Vita titles virtually flawlessly using the same technology. In short, there's a proven codebase that can only get better for the vastly more powerful PS4.

Our information suggests that the same internal emulator strategy is planned for PlayStation 4, and we understand that Sony is actively pursuing the ability for older titles to...
 

PSN Flash Sale Begins: PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Games Up to Half Off

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47w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Director Pierre Gravereau announced that the PSN Flash Sale begins today, which features PS4, PS3 and PS Vita Games discounted up to half off!

Below are the details, to quote: It's time for more discounts on some top PS4, PS3 and PS Vita games. Get up to 50% off a great lineup of titles starting right now.

If you think you might pick one (or two, or three, or four) of the games on sale, act fast, because this Flash Sale ends at 6:00PM Pacific on Friday, January 31st.

From Killzone Shadow Fall and Knack on PS4, to Gran Turismo 6 and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag on PS3, to Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition on PS Vita, the January Flash Sale is stocked with plenty of exciting games with some great discounts.

Check out the full lineup below:

Title / Sale Price / Original Price

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag (PS3) $41.99 $59.99
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Gold Edition (PS3) $55.99 $79.99
Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) $41.99 $59.99
Madden NFL 25 (PS3) $41.99 $59.99
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS3) $34.99 $49.99
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS4) $34.99 $49.99
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PS Vita) $20.99 $29.99
Killzone...
 

ThatGameCompany's Flow PS4 Game Comes to PlayStation 4 Tuesday

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54w ago - Associate Producer Eric Fong of Santa Monica Studio announced that ThatGameCompany's Flow PS4 game is coming to PlayStation 4 this Tuesday.

To quote: Hi all, season's greetings from everyone here at Sony Santa Monica!

For me, the holidays are a time for reverence, a time to give thanks to family/friends/co-workers, a time to look forward to the new possibilities the coming year has to offer and of course a time to enjoy some games.

This year, I had the good fortune to work on two ports of thatgamecompany's games with two amazing developers: Flower on PS4 and PS Vita with Bluepoint Games, and flOw on PS4 and PS Vita with SuperVillain Studios. I'd like to thank all of the fans out there who helped to make Flower the top-selling PS4 (Without Digital Upgrade) game on PlayStation Store.

If you are one of the many people who enjoyed Flower, be sure to check out flOw on PS4 and PS Vita when it comes out on December 17th (that's Tuesday!) - It's $5.99 for the base game and $1.99 for the DLC.

And if you're in the mood for something a little different, something a little dark but chock full of humor, check out Escape Plan - now available on PS4. Escape Plan is a cross-buy title for PS4 and PS Vita available for $14.99.

And just a reminder that these are Cross-Buy...
 

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Detailed, Hits PS4 January 28th, 2014

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55w ago - Crystal Dynamics Executive Producer Scot Amos announced today that the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition hits PS4 on January 28th, 2014.

Below are the details, to quote: Hi everyone, I'm Scot Amos, executive producer at Crystal Dynamics. On January 28th of 2014, we're bringing the award-winning Tomb Raider experience to PS4 in the form of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Recreating our franchise for PS4 was a true labor of love for the team. The critically acclaimed story and action adventure remain solidly intact and as riveting as ever. However, we took the opportunity to use the increased horsepower of the hardware to create the Tomb Raider we always envisioned.

We had a core team here at Crystal collaborating with the super talented teams at United Front Games (who worked with Square Enix on Sleeping Dogs) and Nixxes (whom Crystal has partnered with since the Legacy of Kain days). Together, we pulled the game apart and painstakingly rebuilt it with enhanced visual fidelity, realism, and a new immersive richness to the world.

Getting our gameplay up to native 1080p meant increasing all of our texture resolutions by over 4x so the details and nuances can be seen in their full glory.

However, it's subtleties like our subsurface scattering technology - how we...
 
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