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Community Round-Up: 16/11/13

PS4 in US day.

With the PS4 being released yesterday in the US, you could say the ‘next-gen’ is now current gen! The Xbox One is released worldwide this coming Friday, and the PS4 a week after that for those of us in Europe and elsewhere.

So, while you salivate over your future consoles (or present console for our US readers!), pull up a chair for this week’s Community Round-Up!

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Our competition, with MusicMagpie, is still underway if you fancy winning yourself a copy of the Hardened Edition of Call of Duty Ghosts for PS4. Entries close this Wednesday at 23:59PM, so make sure you comment with your favourite COD moment or memory before then!

Check out the article if you haven’t entered MusicMagpie’s competition, which ends December 6th, as you could be winning yourself a PS4 and copies of the game.

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There aren’t any Meets scheduled right now, so we’ll dive straight into the Previews. Oh, wait! What’s this? Not a single Preview from Stefan? What is the world coming to?

Luckily Dan, Chris and Craig have got us covered, so let’s begin with Dan who looked at the PS3 version of the excellent Velocity Ultra, while Craig went hands on with the Free-2-Play World of Tanks for Xbox.

Kris got his hands dirty with Dead Rising 3, which unfortunately sounds like it’s suffering a few graphical issues, and also got moving with the Kinect game D4 – Dark Dreams Don’t Die, an episodic adventure game similar to those from Telltale games.

You didn’t think this would be a Stefan-less Round-Up though did you? That would just be silly. So here he is, with his review of BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea- Episode 1, and also his interview with the producer, Don Roy. He also did another Video Comparison, this time with Call of Duty: Ghosts on the PS4 and Xbox One, followed up by this news about how the PS4 had only been running at 720p (oops!)

Blair has been busy this week, firstly with Ratchet & Clank: Nexus, giving it an 8/10 and saying, “if you’re a fan of Ratchet & Clank, you don’t want to miss out”. He gave the 3DS game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, a very impressive 9/10, while on Mobile Watch, he looked at Rayman Fiesta Run, and I’ve just had to make a visit to the Play Store – it looks great!

Meanwhile, Gamoc gave 5/10 to the PC action-RPG, How To Survive, as Aran gave an 8/10 to Stick It To The Man, calling it a “bizarre and brilliant title”. Contrast received a 6/10 from Peter, while Josh thought that Lego Marvel Super Heroes lived up to the franchise’s high standards, and gave it an 8/10.

Looking at the community articles, the Chronicle’s Hot Topics talked about Day 1 patches, the Xbox One’s UI, and the PS4’s innards. Last week I said it looked like Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time would be well received, and I think it’s 100% ‘Buy It’ verdict. Let’s see if Resistance: Burning Skies can beat it, although the comment’s aren’t quite as good so far.

Remember Me was under Aran’s microscope in a Matter of Perspective, while Jim revisited DC Universe Online in PlayBack. Following the Playstation 4’s release, and announcement from Naughty Dog about Uncharted 4, Jim has collected all the bits of info we know about it.

The whole gang was back in Episode 119 of the Podcast, while What We Played #131 from Greg featured Stick It To The Man, Rayman Fiesta Run and more. And lastly, Josh brought us Newsdesk Episode  #21, which included Steam Machines and loads of important news from the week.

Once again I’m sad to say the Forums haven’t returned yet – maybe I should poke Peter with a stick to see if it will have any effect? It will probably just make him angry, so if I’m not here next time you’ll know why. Fingers crossed I’ll see you next week then, bye!

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  1. bigchrissyc
    Since: Aug 2013

    Jealous of the US, but not long to wait now at least.

    Comment posted on 16/11/2013 at 12:15.
    • cam the man
      Since: May 2009

      There’s been a few problems with PS4 users trying to log on to PSN so hopefully Sony will have sorted this and any other problems before it’s released here.

      Comment posted on 16/11/2013 at 13:32.
  2. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    Forum down. Desire to load up site? Not so high. Hope it gets fixed soon (or replaced with something better).

    Comment posted on 16/11/2013 at 12:57.
  3. leeroye
    Since: May 2012

    Xbox launching world wide – its only going to be available in about six countries is it not?

    Comment posted on 16/11/2013 at 15:05.
  4. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    I hope the forum fixing is going alright up there in TSA towers! Since I can’t post about the Vita TV there I thought I might paste a link here, it’s the only English review I’ve found for the console and it sounds like its not a great console at the moment, which is some consolation to those of us now not importing one. Hopefully it’ll see some big updates and a western release next year!

    Comment posted on 16/11/2013 at 16:39.

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