SUPERHOT VR- PSVR E3 2017 Trailer

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Superhot comes to PSVR summer 2017 after being on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for some time. During E3 2017 the game picked up a lot of awards, displaying how great the VR implementation has been for SUPERHOT Team. 

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SUPERHOT VR now also includes the massive SUPERHOT FOREVER update, bringing hours of new replayable challenges, achievements and hardcore endless levels to SUPERHOT VR’s time-bending gameplay, including:

  • Test your aim where only headshots take out enemies.
  • Race against your best scores in bullet-time and real-time.
  • Try to complete the game without shooting.
  • Get hardcore with faster enemies and less reaction time.

The game will test your limits. It will make you hurt. The good kind of pain. But at the end you will prevail. You will be one with the system.

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Bravo Team PSVR E3 2017 Trailer

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PlayStation VR had a substantial presence during PlayStation’s E3 2017 press conference. One of the highlights for the PSVR games is being developed by Supermassive Games called Bravo Team. Bravo Team is a tactical cover-base first person shooter set to release at a To Be Announced(TBA) date. Even without a release date/window, this is a title PSVR owners should definitely keep their eyes on.

Features

  • TEAMWORK: Teamwork is at the core of the game. Bravo Team has been developed to allow both single player and online 2 player co-op. Player co-operation is key. Verbal communication between players is essential to make the decisions you need to survive and avoid (or navigate) enemy detection.
  • INTENSE IMMERSIVE ACTION: Bravo Team takes you on a heart-pumping journey of intense combat and split-second decision making. With the feel of an action movie, Bravo Team offers exciting combat situations, multiple scenario outcomes and a seamless, continuous environment to create a wholly immersive experience.
  • TOTAL CONTROL: Bravo Team puts you directly into the action. You’ll need to lean round corners to take out targets or duck for cover if under fire. You’ll raise the aim controller to view through the iron sight or hold above your head to blind fire.
  • DECISIONS UNDER FIRE: You’ll make constant split-second tactical decisions about when to take cover, when to reload and when to engage. Should you lay down suppressing fire or try a different route? Who takes that new weapon? Players will need to think fast and act quickly to survive.

PS Plus June 2017 Free Games

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PlayStation 4 owners are in for a treat this month with Killing Floor 2 and Life is Strange being offered for free with a PS Plus membership. Both games will be available for download on June 6th from the PS Store. Your PS4 requires a PS Plus subscription to play most games online, but your membership also includes early access to upcoming games, beta trails, discounts on the PS Store, and 10 GB of online storage space.

Life is StrangeLife is Strange features a 5 part episodic journey that follows Max Caulfied, a high school girl that discovers she has the ability to rewind time. With such a great power comes with a catch. Changing the past can vastly effect the future.

Killing Floor 2Killing Floor 2 is a first-person co-op shooter from Tripwire Interactive, where players can come together online to killing hordes of zombies called Zed. Try to get as many head shots as possible, head shots will grant players a few seconds where all actions for your team are slowed down, this is called “Zed Time“.  For those who own a PS4 Pro here are Killing Floor 2 Pro enhanced features:

• 1800p checkboard rendering on 4K TV (3200×1800) optimized for 4K TVs
• Effectively supersampling and increased fps on HDTV
• Using additional memory to increased texture resolution to “Ultra Textures”

June 2017 PS Plus Full lineup:

  • Killing Floor 2, PS4
  • Life is Strange, PS4
  • Abyss Odyssey, PS3
  • WRC 5: World Rally Championship, PS3
  • Neon Chrome, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Spy Chameleon, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4)

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Source: PlayStation Blog

 

Building an First Person Shooter in PSVR

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The development team at Impulse Gear gives an very detail explanation on their approach on bringing Farpoint to PlayStation VR. Farpoint is an full fledged First Person Shooter with a extremely strong narrative available now on PSVR. PSVR owners can also immerse themselves with a friend as they explore and fight together in 2 player co-op mode. (A PS Plus membership is required)

farpoint 1  Here is a brief description on Farpoint:

Farpoint is a riveting VR space adventure set on a hostile alien planet. On a mission to pick up scientists studying an anomaly near Jupiter, a sudden rupture nearby sends you and their station crashing onto an unknown alien world.

Separated from your colleagues, you must use holographic logs scattered throughout the landscape to reunite with the scientists and escape the planet. Explore and discover the secrets of the planet, blasting your way through hordes of indigenous and alien life as you keep moving to survive.

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Call of Duty: The Shift Back To its Roots

“No Mission Too Difficult. No Sacrifice Too Great. Duty First!” – Motto of the Army 1st ID aka Big Red 1

It has been a long time coming for COD to return back to WWII, 9 years when the newest game releases, and a much-awaited return to a more grounded COD experience. The reveal today gave me hope for the franchise once again as a long time fan dating all the way back to 2003 with the first release. Sledgehammer has the potential to deliver one of the greatest WWII experiences in video game history as the reveal trailer was nothing short of Saving Private Ryan, which honestly kick started my whole appreciation and fascination with the WWII era.   Continue reading “Call of Duty: The Shift Back To its Roots”

Ghost Recon Wildlands: A Casual Milspec Sim

Ghost Recon, the name alone reverberates through gaming history as a game that put in the boots of an elite task force sent on some of the most black ops of black ops. The series took a lot of cues from it older brother, Rainbow 6, and infused it into a more heavily military style game set in modern times. Throughout the series long and storied history we have seen a myriad of changes, though some were not always welcomed by the Ghost Recon crowd. Now entering into the first game of the series on current platforms we expected its return to be something big and in my honest opinion, this is by far the biggest shift we have seen in Ghost Recon history.

Gameplay, Concept, and Execution:

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These will be the essential keys to the kingdom for Ghost Recon on whether it succeeds or fails and with Ghost Recon taking a lot from what The Division did last year, Ghost Recon Wildlands aims to set itself apart from it in many different ways. From a macro perspective, you could say that Wildlands is just an improved The Division and in some ways that maybe but in all honesty, Wildlands is what The Division should have been. A completely open world where you can tackle objectives, snatch vehicles, and do things the way you want to do them, There is no penalty for attacking a mission any given way but it is advised that you tackle them in a way that will keep you and your three friends, whether A.I or actual people, alive. There is no RPG style hit-point system in place in Wildlands so if you land a headshot with a sniper rifle it is a headshot. Weapons can be customized by finding parts throughout the world so if you like to play one particular way you can custom fit some of your weapons to fit that play style. There is a skill tree implemented into the game which requires not only that you get the points by earning but to use them also requires currency in the form of points that rebels give you for completing missions involving comms disruption, snatch and grab of supplies, S&D, hostage rescue, or just by simply tagging items that the rebels may need. Engagement ranges are as wild as you can imagine and this is where Wildlands really shines. In my playtime with the game I made it my explicit purpose to be any groups dedicated pilot, being as though I am Transport pilot in games like Arma 3 where these are sometimes the most critical part of any operation, and in doing so I added a mobile sniper’s nest to my groups repertoire of skill sets. At all time with the designated person that was to stay on the helicopter with me did my team not have some form of overwatch and if we couldn’t get in optimal range for helicopter overwatch then I and the sniper would find the highest vantage point we could get to get him a proper sight-line without endangering him. I would then proceed to an adjacent sight-line to where we could have a criss-cross fire zone that would effectively help the remaining operatives complete the objective. While I’m on the subject of sniper rifles, prepare to have those skills tested as we will have to account for bullet drop…..that’s right you will have to account for bullet drop, distance traveled and leading of targets if you want to be effective in this game. This game will also be the first in the history of the series to explicitly show some of the atrocities of Narco-terrorists… there will be torture, dismembered bodies, hangings and other things that as a parent myself I would not want anyone under the ESRB recommended age to view.

*(Just an old programmed habit to give that info out regardless of audience.)

Conclusions

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As a long time Ghost Recon fan and albeit a Tom Clancy book fan I can finally say that this has the potential to not only bring in some new blood to the series but bring back some of the older crowd as well all the while bringing 3 buddies along for the tactical open world ride. I have enjoyed my time with the closed beta and I can’t wait until launch gets here cause I am ready to dive right back into Bolivia and eliminate El Sueno and the Santa Blanca Cartel piece by tiny piece.

Ghost Recon Wildlands launches March 7th 2017

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Killing Floor 2 Open Beta Begins November 4 & PS4 Pro Details

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Are you into cooperative shooters with terrifying enemies and the options of unique weaponry and perk classes? There’s good news for you! Killing Floor 2 will be releasing very soon and there will be an open beta beginning November 4th. As reported via the PlayStation Blog:

We’re excited to announce that a PS4 multiplayer open beta will be starting tomorrow on November 4 at 10:00 AM Pacific and will be running through Sunday November 6!

The Killing Floor 2 open beta on PS4 will feature the following:

  • 2 Multiplayer Modes — Survival and Versus Survival
  • 3 Maps — Burning Paris, Biotics Lab, Evac Point
  • 1 Offline Training Mission
  • 9 Perk Classes
  • 14 Characters

The full version of Killing Floor 2 launches on November 18!

PS4 Pro has allowed us to take Killing Floor 2’s visuals to the next level of fidelity. Resolution, memory, and performance are the three key ways the PS4 Pro enhances Killing Floor 2.

First on the point of resolution for players that have a 4K TV and a PS4 Pro. Killing Floor 2 runs at a higher 1800p resolution that is then up-scaled to 4K 2160p resolution, unlocking the gaming potential of your 4K screen. The extra resolution increases overall environment, weapon, and character detail beyond what is perceivable on a 1080p display.

Environment details such as foliage and distant level meshes have a new level of definition. Enemies (Zeds) in the world seen at medium to long distances have many more pixels defining them, making it just a bit easier to get that head shot. Killing Floor 2’s over-the-top gore system has never looked better with persistent blood reflecting the world and characters in high resolution.

The extra memory on PS4 Pro allows us to activate our ultra textures that have higher resolution over the standard PS4. The ultra textures add extra surface detail to everything in the game including first-person weapons, arms, zeds, and the levels themselves.

These high-res textures will be used whether the player is playing on a 4K TV or a standard 1080p display. In addition to the ultra textures, the extra memory allowed us to increase our dynamic shadow resolution. Killing Floor 2’s custom deferred renderer uses a number of shadowing techniques including dynamic shadows. When these dynamic shadows are used they will be crisper and higher resolution on PS4 Pro then the standard PS4. When playing on a 1080p TV, Killing Floor 2 is effectively super sampled, resulting in much higher quality and smoother anti-aliasing.

All of this is achieved without compromising on performance. Killing Floor 2 runs at an increased frame rate when using a PS4 Pro on a 1080p display. Whether you have a 4K or 1080p TV, Killing Floor 2 is going to look amazing on a PS4 Pro.

Tripwire Interactive and Gio Corsi once debuted this game during 2013’s PSX press event and since we’ve heard only a little about around it’s release over the years. Over the years there were only small tidbits of info of PlayStation related news for this game. Since the recently revealed PS4 Pro event this sentiment has changed. A brand spanking new trailer has been released alongside this information today which you can see below:

What do you think of this game are you interested? Killing Floor 2 is also available in the PlayStation Store for Pre-Order. What options would you like to see for the PS4 Pro version implementation wise. Comment below let us know. For more open beta and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back  with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Infinite Hate for Infinite Warfare

 

In the world of video games Call of Duty is about as mainstream as mainstream can get, but that doesn’t stop the ever increasing level of hate over the years. I have been playing CoD since its first entry long ago on pc and there hasn’t been one I missed since. Most people view CoD as this multiplayer only game but continue to forget that it also contains a single player aspect. I’ve heard complaints of the game being the same thing with every entry and how it never evolves. The complaints of people being tired of the future setting but this same argument has been made when it was in the past and when it was modern, people honestly don’t know what they want and it shows a lot when it comes to Call of Duty.

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I know some people are band wagoners with the hate and some have valid reasons to not like CoD, but I feel that some of that same hate can be applied to games that follow a similar setup. End of the day, we play what we play and like what we like. So if I’m ignorant for spending money on something I like then so be it, because its what I enjoy just like millions of others.

So with all that will you be getting Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Will you continue to hate Call of Duty? Will you be playing the beta? Leave a comment below and lets spark a conversation on the topic.

Here is more information on the beta schedule for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

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Jon Snow Joins The Infinite Warfare Story Trailer

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If you haven’t heard this “small”( Pun intended) first person shooter  by the name of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to hit retail shelves this coming holiday (November 4th, 2016) and they’ve done an excellent job of raising the bar. Check out the story trailer excerpt below as it reads:

After a simultaneous surprise attack on UNSA forces in Geneva and the Moon Port Gateway, Lt. Nick Reyes must take the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable adversity, Reyes must lead his trusted crew against the relentless Settlement Defense Front’s

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