PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: September 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Dead Rising
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Transparent 16x16 Dead Rising 2
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 Resident Evil 4 Remastered

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: August 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • PS4 logo 75x16  F1 2016
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Transparent 16x16 Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: June 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Dangerous Golf
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 Mighty No. 9
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: May 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Dead Island: The Definitive Collection
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Gaming Bolt favicon Dirt Rally
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon Doom (2016)
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Gaming Bolt favicon Homefront: The Revolution
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Lichdom: Battlemage
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon Overwatch
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16Gaming Bolt favicon Shadow Complex Remastered

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: March 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon Dark Souls 3
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Gaming Bolt favicon Hitman (2016)
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon Resident Evil 6
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon The Division
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Gaming Bolt favicon Trackmania Turbo

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: February 2016

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  • PS4 logo 75x16  Far Cry: Primal
  • PS4 logo 75x16 Transparent 16x16 Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 Rocket League

Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3 exclusive, 2013) – 8/10 action game review

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (2013)

Ratchet, Clank, Kronk and Zephyr are transporting intergalactic baddie Zendra Prog to prison when her brother catches up to them and breaks her out. Ratchet and Clank wind up marooned on a nearby planet and have to catch Zendra and put her back where she belongs. However, they’re going to need help from an unexpected source.

8/10

Into the Nexus‘ constantly evolving gameplay features lots of toys, lots of fun and lots of quality shooting; there’s so much opportunity for majestic overkill. It helps that these adventures are always good-natured in tone with a friendly feeling between Ratchet and Clank, smack-talking henchmen who aren’t above receiving a good jump-scare and even a scene where someone keeps their word and goes to prison willingly. Nexus‘ antagonists Vendra and Neftin Prog are good value but no Dr. Nefarious. It’s such a shame that the frame rate doesn’t remain smooth; Ratchet and Clank really should be prioritising a 60 frames per second update yet Nexus doesn’t maintain 30. Though it feels impressively frenetic and remains playable, the 30 fps at best means that it is difficult to track anything on screen.

Content Summary

This game contains violence

Cast / crew

Ratchet: James Arnold Taylor
Clank: David Kaye

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PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: January 2016

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  • Xbox One better than PS4 Transparent 16x16 The Crew: Wild Run
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Gaming Bolt favicon Resident Evil Zero HD

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: November 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal  Fallout 4
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Need for Speed (2015)
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)

LEGO Jurassic World (2015, PS4) – 7/10 family action puzzle game review

LEGO Jurassic World (2015)

7/10

More of the same with the odd good gag (there’s a terrific Jaws gag in the The Lost World segment that I almost wish had been in the actual movie) but while the tinkle of collected LEGO studs and minifig animation remains as delightful as ever (the diving animation is hilarious the first time you see it and adorable every time after that and the bald caps are wonderful), the core gameplay sadly requires no thought or attention at all. This isn’t light puzzling; collect A, B, and C and take them to D isn’t a puzzle, it’s following a list of instructions. Unfortunately, fun, readable puzzles are time-consuming and difficult to come up with and TT Games are busy squirting a few of these out every year. The general absence of rewarding gameplay in the last few years of LEGO games should be hurting the franchise more but although the game part has all but disappeared the charm has not.

Content Summary

This game contains violence, unpleasant and scary scenes

Cast / crew

Director: Jon Burton

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PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: October 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Transformers: Devastation

PS4 vs Xbox One and PS3 vs Xbox 360 Head-to-Head Face Off: September 2015

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  • Xbox One better than PS4 Transparent 16x16 Dishonored Definitive Edition
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 FIFA 16
  • Xbox One better than PS4  Mad Max
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Seventh Generation

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  • 360 better  Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: June 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Batman: Arkham Knight
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Devil May Cry 4
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Eurogamer: With its slightly better effects work, the PS4 game gets the final nod, but outside of downgraded light shafts and a reduction in the utilisation of the depth of field effect, there's little to separate the two versions with regards to gameplay and performance - the overall experience is much the same.Transparent 16x16 The Elders Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Slightly Mad Studios entirely maddening gamepad control in Project CARS (PS4, Dualshock 4)

Project CARS
Project CARS

Slightly Mad Studios have produced driving games with arguably the most intense and thrilling driving experiences available: Need for Speed: Shift, Shift 2: Unleashed, Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends and now Project CARS.

They all have something in common: nearly undrivable gamepad control out of the box. Amazingly, they are clearly aware of this and so consistently and uniquely offer a bewildering array of unexplained, sometimes cryptically named sliders that allow you to fine tune the controls to your preference.

Project CARS on PS4’s Dualshock 4 is no exception and it took around 18 hours of play before I finally got a controller setup I was happy with. Here it is:

Gameplay / Authenticity

  • Steering Assistance: No
  • Braking Assistance: No
  • Anti-Lock Brakes: Yes
  • Stability Control: Yes
  • Traction Control: Yes

Controls / Configuration

Go down and set this first:

  • Controller Input Mode: 2
  • Advanced: Off

then

  • Steering Deadzone: 0
  • Steering Sensitivity: 0
  • Throttle Deadzone: 0
  • Throttle Sensitivity: 5
  • Brake Deadzone: 5
  • Brake Sensitivity: 30
  • Clutch Deadzone: 13
  • Clutch Sensitivity: 45
  • Speed Sensitivity: 65
  • Controller Filtering Sensitivity: 65

It’s making the game most enjoyable again and if you’re looking for a gamepad setup for Project CARS I hope it helps.

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: May 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Eurogamer: PlayStation 4 pulls ahead of Xbox One simply by virtue of its higher frame-rate, though the consistency of the advantage is uneven...Transparent 16x16 Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt: We actually preferred the PS4 version over the Xbox One due to its higher consistent frame rate and native 1080p resolution, though both versions look phenomenal when you consider the translation required from PC to console. Project CARS
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt: Both the PS4 and Xbox One versions also look excellent, though we give the nod to the PS4 in terms of image quality thanks to native 1080p resolution. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: April 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt favicon Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt favicon Mortal Kombat X

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: March 2015

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  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Gaming Bolt favicon Battlefield: Hardline
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt favicon Borderlands: Handsome Collection
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Gaming Bolt favicon DmC: Devil May Cry
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Dragonball XenoVerse
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16Gaming Bolt favicon Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Gaming Bolt favicon Final Fantasy Type-0 HD
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16Gaming Bolt favicon Life Is Strange
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Transparent 16x16Gaming Bolt favicon Zombie Army Trilogy

Seventh Generation

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  • 360 better Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: February 2015

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Gaming Bolt favicon Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One Transparent 16x16 Dying Light
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal Transparent 16x16 Evolve
  • Xbox One better than PS4 Gaming Bolt favicon Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Dark Souls II (2014) – 10/10 fantasy action RPG game review

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Cast / crew

Dark Souls II (2014)

Drangleic is way past it’s glory days and, without it’s king, has transformed into a remarkably dangerous place. Bring the family; all falls included!

10/10

It took a surprising couple of hours before I died in Dark Souls II. This certainly doesn’t have the dank, morbid atmosphere of the endlessly and rightly lauded Dark Souls but it does have the wonderful unfurling exploration for which, remarkably, you don’t need a map; we learn the lay of the land just like we learn our own streets by travelling them every day. This is another way the Souls games are, possibly, unique among open-world games. While some of the boss battles feel like extra large normal dudes, there are some true highlights including Executioner’s Chariot and, in Royal Rat Authority, a boss that may require you to change game-long tactics (SPOILER disengage lock-on and get under his feet) and teaches you through emergent gameplay rather than a loading screen tip. As for the not dying… well, I sure made up for that later. Dark Souls II is a spectacular, immersive, ridiculously generous game but, aside from a much better user interface and vastly improved PC performance, it’s a hair less effective and atmospheric than Dark Souls. A hair, I say, and still a masterpiece in it’s own right. P.S. The DLC is all fully amazing.

This game contains violence

Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.
Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..

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Tomb Raider (2013, PS3, PC, Steam) – 9/10 brutally violent action adventure game review

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Cast / crew
Director: Noah Hughes
Director: Daniel Chayer
Director: Daniel Neuburger
Producer: Kyle Peschel
Producer: Alexander W. Offermann
Programmer: Scott Krotz
Artist: Brian Horton
Writer: Rhianna Pratchett
Writer: Susan O’Connor
Lara Croft: Camilla Luddington

Tomb Raider (2013)

Lara Croft is the archaeological brains on a TV documentary but their expedition aboard the Endeavour goes horribly wrong when the ship happens upon a violent storm and is broken onto an island. Everyone seems to survive the shipwreck but then an island inhabitant knocks Lara out and she regains consciousness hanging upside in a room of unimaginable gruesomeness.

9/10

This is a really, really good game which does suffer a bit from having to get a good amount of gameplay into it. This translates to, essentially, obliterating an entire nation of bad guys too many and moving the franchise from teen-rated platforming to one of the most violent third-person shooters ever released. It’s an exceedingly good third-person shooter, though, and you just want to play the whole thing through in one sitting. In an important way, it is also extremely ambitious in character. It fails, almost completely, but what it is trying to do is place you in the shoes of Lara Croft and get you to go on her journey from boffin babe to Rambo. It never accomplishes this because the player is in Rambo mode from the start and so it is absolutely no problem for them to start decking dudes left, right and center and you’re never given the choice to do what you would actually do in the circumstance, i.e., dribble some wee down your leg and evade them. I mean, I don’t know how to strangle someone with a bow. Lara did.

This game contains sexual swear words, adult dialogue, sexuality, extremely gory and extremely unpleasant scenes, extreme, graphic and gory violence

Classified 18+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for adults who have reached the age of 18 or over..

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PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face off: Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 and Grand Theft Auto V

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  • Xbox One better than PS4  Assassin’s Creed: Unity
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Far Cry 4
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Grand Theft Auto V

Seventh Generation

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  • PS3 better  Dragon Age: Inquisition

PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face Off: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Seventh Generation

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  • 360 better  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

de Blob 2 (2011, PS3) – 8/10 action platform painting game review

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Cast / crew
Dedicated To and Environment Artist: Russell Hughes
Game Director: Nick Hagger
Art Director: Terry Lane
Lead Artist: Lewis Mitchell
Lead Animator: Shannon Caldwell
Lead Audio: John Guscott
Lead Designer: Mark Morrison
Lead Designer: Christian Canton
Lead Level Designer: Andrew Trevillian
Level Designer 2D: Bryan Duffy
Lead Programmer: Dan Khoan Chau
Audio Programmer: Lindsay Loughlin
Graphics Programmer: Jarrod Smith
Graphics Programmer: Florian Strauss
Technical Director: Graeme Webb
Project Manager: Chris Slater
Music Composer and Producer: John Guscott
Voice Casting and Direction: Douglas Carrigan
Dee Bradley Baker: Blob, Prof, Bif, Inky Scientist, Shepherds, Raydians
Candi Milo: Pinky, Spiky, Graydians

de Blob 2 (2011)

Unsurprisingly, Prisma City’s general election is going very well for Papa Blanc, as he has rigged the voting booths with mechanical arms that always vote for him. Once he has swept to power, he is revealed to be Comrade Black who proceeds to drain the city of colour once more. Only Blob and the Colour Underground can restore things but are they playing into Black’s hands?

8/10

Gentle, tinkly gameplay, beautiful visuals (the reds, greens and blues are particularly gorgeous and there is some excellent non-player animation) and high quality sound make de Blob 2 a good all-ages platformer well worth playing, but awkward jumping from uneven terrain, unintelligent targeting and some infuriating checkpointing mean it is oddly wearisome. John Guscott and Lindsay Loughlin’s dynamic music is wonderful and the large levels feel full of life and happiness when you’ve restored colour to them and how lovely is that?

Classified 7+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 7 or over.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

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PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: Shadow Warrior and Lords of the Fallen

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  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Lords of the Fallen
  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Shadow Warrior