The Evolution of PlayStation (infographic)

The Evolution of PlayStation

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PlayStation 4: First impressions

I didn’t get my PlayStation 3 until 2010, so I thought I wasn’t ready for the next generation just yet. And, to be fair, I am still very happy with my PS3 and I think it has a lot of life left. But, when I played the PlayStation 4 for the first time and held that amazing new controller in my hands, I knew I made the right decision purchasing a PlayStation 4 at launch.

I always thought the DualShock 3 was the greatest controller ever made, until I held the DualShock 4. The biggest improvement is the L2 and R2 triggers; I can actually use those buttons for shooters now! I haven’t used the touchpad for anything yet, but I’m sure it will be useful in future games. I find myself hitting the touchpad when reaching for the start–er, option button, but I’m sure that’s something we’ll all get used to pretty quickly.

Visually, everything is stunning. Killzone looks so incredible, and even Call of Duty looks amazing. I can’t wait to see what Uncharted 4 and other PlayStation exclusives look like on this amazing system.

Currently, the PCR team has Killzone Shadow Fall, Need For Speed Rivals, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Contrast, Warframe, and Call of Duty Ghosts. We will be posting reviews very soon. Stay tuned to PCR for all your gaming needs.

Attention gamers: Stop fighting and enjoy your consoles

Photo: Dude even Microsoft has said congrats to Sony for their launch, why can't us as gamers act like this?

Dear gamers everywhere,

The 8th console generation is finally upon us. The PlayStation 4 is available for purchase, and the Xbox One will be out next week. The Wii U has been out for almost a year, and some of its best games are coming out very soon.

Along with the happiness and excitement that comes with the start of a new console generation, there is anger and hate. Why do we have to argue over which console is “better?” Why can’t we just enjoy what we have?

The bullying occurring between gamers over the new consoles is sickening. When it comes down to it, it’s just a video game console. It’s not something to argue about or bully each other over. Some people prefer the PlayStation 4, and some people prefer the Xbox One. Some, like myself, prefer to have the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. I like to play everything because I love games. The consoles are irrelevant when it really comes down to it. It’s the games that matter.

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Gamers are the new professional athletes

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The Last of Us single-player DLC world premiere on Spike TV

Fans of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us can’t afford to miss Spike TV’s PS4 All Access Launch event this Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11 p.m. ET. Host Geoff Keighley tweeted this today:

That’s right–we will FINALLY hear something about single-player DLC for The Last of Us! Will Naughty Dog be announcing a new IP for the PlayStation 4 as well? Maybe Uncharted 4? Tune in to Spike TV, on television or online, on Thursday night to find out!

What do you hope to see in the single-player DLC for The Last of Us? Comment below and start a conversation.

Capcom hires the right guns with Resident Evil Mercenaries multiplayer

Since the release of Resident Evil 4 in March of 2005, it seems little has gone right for Capcom–with the lackluster reception of Resident Evil 5, followed by last year’s Resident Evil 6 which came with many mixed reviews, resulting in a fairly quick price drop.  This is in addition to issues with other titles like Street Fighter, their fallout with game designer Keiji Inafune, and the consequential canceling of a few Mega Man games, even those that were almost finished.

Yet, in the wake of these many poor decisions, there is one facet of their games that they have gotten right: The inclusion of “The Mercenaries” multiplayer and 3DS game.

They took the stages, characters and weapons that existed in the games they were producing already and created a multiplayer mode in a series that had little to no multiplayer options. This worked, due to the fact that a major selling point of the later titles is the FPS gameplay and weapon customization. Read More…

Soulcalibur II HD Online coming to PS3 and 360 on Nov. 20

Fans of the very popular fighting game will be happy to hear that Soulcalibur II is being re-released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 under the title Soulcalibur II HD Online.

This HD title will host updated visuals and graphics which, from the trailers and screenshots, look good, yet still hold the art style and feel of the original title.

Namco Bandai has confirmed that Spawn and Heihachi will be featured in the game. Read More…

The Versatile Blogger Award

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We are honored to have received not one but TWO nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award from John Heatz of johnheatz.com and Kevin Kutlesa of The Mental Attic. We at Poppycock Reviews really enjoy reading their blogs and are so thankful for the nominations!

The Versatile Blogger Award has something quite nice: An official site where you can check the rules and all the information about it.

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The Walking Dead: Season 2–Reveal Trailer

Coming soon! Who’s excited?

Discussing the deep themes in Beyond: Two Souls (SPOILERS)

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains heavy spoilers for Beyond: Two Souls. You have been warned.

When I went to play Beyond: Two Souls for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I tried to stay away from the trailers so I could be surprised when I played it. All I knew was that it was made by Quantic Dream, the people behind one of my favorite games, Heavy Rain, and that it was about a girl named Jodie Holmes who has a link with an entity. Little did I know that the game was going to affect me emotionally as much as it did.

The reviews for Beyond are mixed, with people on one end of the spectrum saying that it’s one of the best games ever made, and ones on the other end saying that it’s a complete mess. I’m one of those people on the high end of the spectrum. I wasn’t so sure about it at first, as the non-chronological story format threw me off, but I really came to love it. Read More…

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