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Sony Press Conference Highlights

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The Sony press conference was impressive more in the sense they announced a $400 console and that they didn’t have any extra DRM garbage on their games. As far as games go, they seemed to have a lot less in the exclusives department as the Xbox One. This is a bit disappointing, because right now the only console I could see myself picking up at some point down the line is the PS4. They also announced they are going to start charging for online multiplayer, which is a bit disappointing to a lot of people. Personally, I have no intention of playing competitive online games on a console, so that doesn’t really matter to me.

Also, of the three games they demoed live: one of them froze a lot before crashing (Assassins Creed), one of them kept hitching (Watch Dogs), and one looked like a last generation game (Destiny).

Anyway, here are the games they showed that I thought were interesting:

Killzone: Shadow Fall
The only exclusive they showed that I sort of care about. I played Killzone 2 and 3, and enjoyed them for what they are: bland shooters as far as mechanics go, but with visually impressive graphics. This one seems to be more of the same. Hopefully they can get a decent cover system in this time. Exclusive to Playstation 4.

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Ubisoft Press Conference Highlights

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The Division
The Division is an online, open-world RPG being developed by Ubisoft Massive (formerly Massive Entertainment) for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 (and presumably PC). The setting is New York, in a world three weeks deep into a global pandemic which began on Black Friday. Players take on the role of “The Division,” a group of “self-supported tactical agents.”

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