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PlayStation 4, Devil May Cry, BioShock Infinite - Shacknews Daily: February 20, 2013

By Nikole Zivalich, Feb 20, 2013 2:30pm PST

Join Nikole Zivalich on this episode of Shacknews Daily. Today's Stories: DmC: Devil May Cry 'Vergil's Downfall' coming March 5 - BioShock Infinite trailer: saving the Lamb of Columbia - 'PlayStation Cloud' domains registered by Gaikai


Watch and discuss the PlayStation Meeting right here!

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm PST

Watch the PlayStation Meeting right here, and discuss the happenings on Chatty.


"Hey, Xperia Play can run On-live. I've played Street Fighter IV, Unreal Tournament 3, and Lego ..."

- kenclopz see all 79 comments

Hopes and Wishes: Shack Staff on PlayStation 4

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2013 12:45pm PST

Sony's media announcement is just days away, and the buzz has predicted a near-certainty that it will debut the PlayStation 4. What does the Shacknews staff want to see out of it?


"Man I would love for this ot be about the vita or something, just for the shock value and ..."

- JohnnyRey see all 4 comments

'PlayStation Cloud' domains registered by Gaikai

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 19, 2013 12:15pm PST

It's likely Sony will officially announce their cloud initiative during tomorrow's press conference, as Gaikai has just registered numerous domains related to "PlayStation Cloud."


"If that's the case you'd still need PS3 hardware to handle the processing. As it is data is ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 16 comments

Crytek head says next-gen consoles 'impossible' to match PCs

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2013 10:30am PST

Crytek head Cevat Yerli talks about the hurdles faced by Sony and Microsoft, claiming it is "impossible" for a reasonably-priced console to match high-end gaming PCs.


"Actually, most console games are barely rendered at 720p (at least on the Xbox, lots of games ..."

- satsun see all 44 comments

What Sony fans need from the next PlayStation

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 18, 2013 1:30pm PST

We asked fans and two of our favorite PlayStation-focused sites about what they want, nay need, from Sony's next console.


"I played LBP and it just isn't a console seller to me. For racing, I would just break out ..."

- Alexrose see all 18 comments

Report: Next PlayStation to use Gaikai to stream PS3 games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 15, 2013 5:15pm PST

PS4 (codenamed Orbis) will reportedly offer PS3 backwards compatibility through Gaikai streaming tech.


"All the gakai demo's I've used were more than playable. I don't know what kind of h/w or ..."

- Yumcheese see all 17 comments

Jump Out: A history of PlayStation, in ads

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 15, 2013 12:45pm PST

Sony has started the next console war with a series of new ads promoting its 2/20 event. We take a look at classic moments in PlayStation marketing to see where they may be going next.


"The SEGA fanboy in me loves marketing like this. "Jump Out" indeed. :D"

- JeanLucAwesome see all 7 comments

Report: Watch Dogs for 'all home consoles' coming holiday 2013

By Steve Watts, Feb 15, 2013 11:45am PST

Ubisoft marketing materials reportedly state Watch Dogs is coming to "all home consoles" this holiday season, implying that it could be planned for Microsoft and Sony's next-gen consoles that are expected to launch this year.


"It takes longer for the PC port because they have to figure out how to cap FPS at 30."

- dookiebot see all 16 comments

Rumor: Prototype PS4 controller revealed

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 14, 2013 12:56pm PST

Multiple sources are claiming that a leaked image of a PS4 controller is real. An analysis reveals plenty of new features in what could be Sony's next controller.


"Why can't they make trigger buttons that are shaped like, well I don't know, triggers?"

- Atanatari165 see all 47 comments

PlayStation: the games of past and future launches

By Steve Watts, Feb 14, 2013 12:20pm PST

As we prepare for Sony's big February 20 announcement, we take a look back at the launch line-ups of past console generations, and what they can tell us about what may be in store for the PlayStation 4.


"I don't think this has every been an issue for Sony so much as for Microsoft. Though both give ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 5 comments

Burning Bridges: Abandoning PlayStation exclusivity

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 13, 2013 11:00am PST

Many developers, once synonymous with the PlayStation brand, are moving on to other platforms--some abandoning Sony altogether.


"What I don't get is why isn't Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) making AAA games on the PS3? Where ..."

- Volitiel see all 6 comments

EA exec estimates next-gen R&D at $100 million

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2013 2:30pm PST

EA CFO Blake Jorgensen recently spoke on the direction of the industry and what he expects to see from next-gen consoles and its own R&D costs.


"It's nice to see there are still people willing to engage in civil discussions on a topic. I was ..."

- utopiafallen see all 61 comments

Home at PlayStation: Sony's first-party studios and their possible PS4 games

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST

Sony is expected to announce its next PlayStation console at its February 20th press event. Every day until then, Shacknews will look at...


"If they somehow can make a Gradius VI for the PS4, then I'm sold. Fuck, I'd settle for a ..."

- Tissen see all 6 comments

Shooting first: what it means for Sony to go first into next-gen

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 11, 2013 11:15am PST

What does it mean for Sony to announce its next console before Microsoft? What does that bode for the PS4 and the next Xbox?


"It's a gamepad and a tv dinner stand.... why wouldn't you want one?"

- erebus see all 84 comments