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Grand Theft Auto V For PS4 Requires A 50GB Install; Largest Ever

GTA V PS4 Screen


Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4 is gonna be huge. A I don’t mean from a sales standpoint. A user from a GTA V forum, captured a screenshot that shows the space required on the HDD in order to play the remastered version of the open-world game on the PS4. A a mandatory 50GB install is the necessary space needed.


If this is indeed correct, and I’m sure it is, than that gives this version of GTA V the new title belt as “the biggest install for a video game to date.” The previous champion will be Wolfenstein: The New Order, which was released a few months ago, with a 47GB install.   (more…)

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Halo 2: Anniversary Not Running In 1080p



And what will surely instigate this stupid fanboy war between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fanboys, executive producer for the game, Dan Ayoub, has confirmed that the Halo: 2 Anniversary won’t run in native 1080p resolution. However, the game is packaged within the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and includes all 1-4 Halo titles. Besides Halo 2, every other game on the disc will run in 1080p. However, he did ensure Halo 2 will run and will look “fantastic” at 720p, and 60 frames-a-second.


Some fans of the franchise, who have been anticipating the release of the collection, were displeased with the news and took their voice on the NeoGAF forums. Frank O’Connor, who is the development director for the Master Chief Collection, felt the need to respond to some of the harsh opinions posted on the boards. He explained the reasons for the developers decision to ultimately have Halo 2 run at 720p. According to him, Halo 2′s specs are running at a higher standard then when they remastered Halo: Combat Evolved, in 2011 on Xbox 360. (more…)

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New Trailer for COD: Advanced Warfare; Special Editions Revealed

Here we go again. Another year has gone by, which means another Call of Duty. But unlike the last 2,000 sequels that have been released, this one is being built on next generation hardware. If that doesn’t get you pumped, you’re probably a normal person.

Today, Activision has revealed a new trailer, and we have it after the jump, which focuses mostly on the campaign, and with a quick tease of multiplayer. And in all seriousness, this game is shaping up like it could be fun. Sure… it’s probably been “inspired” by Titianfall, but that’s a good thing. It’s getting fans of the franchise a breath of fresh air, and it might possibly introduce some new ones. And maybe…just maybe…ex-fans might return. But maybe that’s also just wishful thinking.  (more…)

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Canadian Retailer Leaks ZombiU Deluxe Wii U Bundle, Includes Pro-Controller

Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.

There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.


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Rockstar Calls GTA V Conspiracy Theories “Nonsense.”

Rockstar Games has made a statement regarding some of the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the delay of Grand Theft Auto V, by calling it “nonsense.” Rockstar is responding to gaming blogs and various forums throughout the Internet. They’re suggesting that the studio delayed the title because they plan on releasing it on not just this current generation systems but also the next integration of consoles. So the conspiracy is that Rockstar needed the extra time to produce an “Xbox 720” and “PlayStation 4” version. But that’s just rubbish, according to the company. (more…)

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BioShock Infinite Achievements Leaked

We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.

While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio. (more…)

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L.A. Noire Gag Reel, Shows Off Its Impressive Face Technology

The big technological leap that Rockstar was touting for L.A. Noire was the state-of-the-art facial technology the game provided. The complex feature was to give players a glimpse of how each character was reacting to detectives questions they were providing to non-playable characters. The idea of implementing that element was for a better understanding of if character was lying to you. It was a pretty remarkable to see in person, and it definitely added a different type of value to the game. And it’s something that we hope we see in future Rockstar titles.

If you don’t know, the entire game was motion capture, and because actors were present to represent the characters, there’s a blooper reel. And above is that very clip of the actors screwing up their lines. These bloopers are entertaining, but it’s nothing that you haven’t seen before on a DVD special feature. What is incredible is how the motion capture and the facial technology picked up everything, from actors sticking out their tongue because of dialogue twisting, to their entire face shuttering because of a sneeze, you see everything. (more…)

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Naughty Dog Refuses to Edit Last of Us, In Light of Recent Newtown Shootings

However, that is not stopping the creators of the Last of Us to tone-down the games violent content, in order to please the same groups about.

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us, refuses to make adjustments to the violence because he feels it would hinder the game’s experience, along with diluting the storytelling. (more…)

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Report: Take-Two Could Move 18 Million Copies of GTA V in the First Six Months

I doubt anybody on the planet thinks Grand Theft Auto V is not going to be a major blockbuster in entertainment when it’s released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia agrees with that notion too.

According to his rough calculation, Grand Theft Auto V will move approximately 18 million copies during the first six months of its launch. Bhatia crunch the numbers in his “hypothetical profitability model,” and concluded that if Take-Two, the game’s publisher,did sell those units they could income about $230 million in operating profit. According to him, Take-Two spent about $137.5 million in developmental cost, which had about a 250 person team working on the project for five years. And in his calculations he expects that Take-Two will spend anywhere from $69 million to $109.3 million in advertising. (more…)

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Long Cut of God of War: Ascension Super Bowl Trailer

Sony has just released that God of War: Ascension trailer that was being teased a few days ago. If you watch the entire two-minute trailer, you’ll see the softer side of the games protagonists Kratos. It looks like the game’s goal is to give insight on the emotion of Kratos, something that has been missed in the entire series. You’ll notice that Kratos is still haunted by the death of his child and wife, while the song “Hanging On” by Ellie Goulding plays. Their deaths looks like to have been from murder. So the spark for Kratos’ motive for for being so violent could just stem from vengeance.

The trailer, up top, will air this Sunday during the Super Bowl. However, the version that you’ll be watching during the commercials will only be about a one minute cut. Well it hasn’t been confirmed why Sony decided to edit the commercial in half, it’s a safe bet it probably has to do with money. According to Ad Age’s Brian Steinberg, the average ad which is about 30 seconds will roughly costs between 3.7 and $3.8 million. So while next installment of God of War is a huge title for the company, it’s probably not worth spending close to $8 million to show it off during the most-watched sporting event in the country.

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