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GameStop Expects Gamers To Hold Onto Their Nintendo Switch Longer

Tyler Lee November 22, 2017

Sometimes gamers buy a console and later they decide they don’t like it, or get bored with it, or want something else, so they sell it or trade it in. However with the Nintendo Switch, it seems that GameStop believes that gamers will be holding on to the console longer than the competition.

This is according to GameStop’s interim CEO Daniel DeMatteo during the company’s quarterly financial conference call to investors. According to DeMatteo, he claims that gamers are very engaged with the console and are enjoying the first-party titles available for it. GameStop’s Chief Operating Officer Tony Bartel also stated that the company usually sees an average of 180 days before consoles and games are traded in in significant numbers after launch, but they expect the Switch to defy those conventions.

As DualShockers points out, the PS4 and Xbox One are similar to each other in the games that they offer and in terms of hardware. Obviously there are differences, but for the most part games on the PS4 can be found on the Xbox One, and vice versa, which mean that trading in a PS4 for an Xbox One makes sense, while trading in a PS4 for Switch or the other way around would be a completely different gaming experience.

That being said, the Switch has been enjoying a fair amount of success, having sold close to 8 million units since launch, and also having the honor of being named TIME’s top gadget of 2017.

GameStop Expects Gamers To Hold Onto Their Nintendo Switch Longer , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Skyrim Graphics For The Nintendo Switch VS The PS4

Tyler Lee November 16, 2017

Based on what we know so far, it will probably be a while before we see The Elder Scrolls VI from Bethesda, which means that until then, players will have to make do with The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as the reimagining of Skyrim which is not only available in VR, but will also be launched on the Nintendo Switch.

We’ve seen how Bethesda has created a “Special Edition” of Skyrim which is basically the game with enhanced graphics, so the question is with the difference in hardware on consoles, how does the Switch version of Skyrim fare? That’s what the folks over at Digital Foundry have decided to find out in their analysis in the video above that compares the Switch to that of the PS4.

Unlike comparisons between the PS4 and Xbox One, the differences between the Switch and PS4 are considerably more pronounced. The colors of the Switch appear to be slightly more saturated, and the details aren’t quite as fine as the PS4. However impressively enough Digital Foundry found that when docked, the Switch manages to run Skyrim at 1600×900, although under a heavy load it will see it drop to 896×720, which is more or less what it looked like when it was demoed at Gamescom.

They also note that the Switch version will run the game at 30fps, which is very playable although perhaps not as buttery smooth as one would like. However it is still an impressive achievement all the same, so if you don’t think you can tell the difference, or if the differences don’t bother you so much, then maybe the Skyrim for the Switch could be worth checking out.

Skyrim Graphics For The Nintendo Switch VS The PS4 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Graphics Comparison

Tyler Lee November 15, 2017

As you’re probably aware by now, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has been released and is available pretty much across all possible platforms, save for the Nintendo Switch and Mac computers, but otherwise if you’re a PS4 or Xbox or a PC gamer, you will be able to get your hands on the game, if you haven’t already.

If you haven’t and you’re deciding which platform to get it on and you’re wondering about things like graphics, you’re in luck because the folks at IGN have put together a graphics comparison video in which they compare the game’s graphics on the PS4, PS4 Pro, the Xbox One S, the Xbox One X, and the PC.

The platforms that we’re probably more excited to see are the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X, both of which represent Sony and Microsoft’s latest console efforts, with the Xbox One X packing enough power to offer up native 4K gaming, although admittedly based on the video above, we’re not sure if the differences are glaring enough to warrant a decisive judgement.

As for the PC comparison, IGN has stated that the PC they are running the game on is powered by an Intel Core i7-6850k CPU clocked at 3.60GHz with 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 x2 SLI configuration GPU, which by all accounts makes their rig something of a beast. In any case you can check out the comparison video and decide which platform you want to play the game on.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Graphics Comparison , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Blizzard Announces Free Overwatch Weekend For 17-20 November

Tyler Lee November 12, 2017

While most of Blizzard’s games have included a trial edition of the game where players get to try before they buy, the same cannot be said for the company’s latest franchise, Overwatch. However Blizzard has been a pretty good sport about letting players try the game before buying through free weekend events.

For those who might have missed out on the previous free weekends, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has recently announced that from the 17-20 November, Overwatch will be going free-to-play once again. This means that players who didn’t buy the game will be able to play it over the weekend and decide if they want to spend their money on it.

According to Blizzard, “For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 26 heroes and 16 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options. Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend.”

Blizzard notes that if players want to continue their progress, they’ll have to use the same account they did when they participated in the free weekend event. We expect that Blizzard will continue to host free weekends for the foreseeable future, although we have heard in the past that Blizzard could be considering a trial version of the game.

Blizzard Announces Free Overwatch Weekend For 17-20 November , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Ubisoft CEO Thinks Next-Gen Consoles Are At Least Two Years Away

Tyler Lee November 10, 2017

Sony’s PS4 Pro was launched last year and this year we saw the launch of the Nintendo Switch and the Microsoft Xbox One X, which means that these are the latest consoles available in the market right now. However could next-gen consoles be in the horizon? According to Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot, yes, and that we could see them in two years.

Speaking during an investor’s call (via GameSpot), Guillemot was quoted as saying that he believes that we are at least two years away from seeing next-gen consoles being launched. “As Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro last year and Microsoft Xbox One X this year, we think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us before something new is coming.”

Guillemot stresses that this is just Ubisoft’s projected arrival of next-gen consoles, meaning that this is just what Ubisoft thinks and isn’t necessarily a guarantee. However Guillemot’s prediction might not be too far off. Earlier this year analyst Michael Pachter had suggested that we could be seeing the PlayStation 5 launched in 2019, making it two years from now.

Prior to that other analysts have suggested a possible 2018 release for the PS5, although given that the PS4 Pro was launched in 2016, two years from then does make it 2018. In any case we suppose only time will tell, so until then take it with a grain of salt.

Ubisoft CEO Thinks Next-Gen Consoles Are At Least Two Years Away , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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DOOM’s Graphics Compared On The PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Tyler Lee November 9, 2017

Recently Bethesda announced that they will be bringing DOOM onto the Nintendo Switch, which means that DOOM will now be playable across pretty much all platforms which includes the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. So the question is, which platform is DOOM the “best” to play on in terms of graphics?

We guess given the customizability of the PC where gamers with huge budgets can put together monstrous rigs, the answer is pretty obvious. So the next question is how does DOOM fare compared to the other platforms? That’s what YouTube channel ElAnalistaDeBits tried to find out when it compared the graphics of DOOM across all of its playable platforms.

Like we said, the PC is the clear winner in this case, but the PS4 actually holds its own pretty well. The Xbox One looks like it would probably rank third, and the Switch comes in last. Then again the Switch isn’t exactly being marketed as a powerful high-end console, but we reckon that it still looks good enough to enjoy the game on.

At the end of the day we guess it depends on your gaming preference, whether you’re more of a mouse and keyboard kind of gamer, or if you prefer consoles, and which consoles you already own, but it’s still a fun and informative comparison nonetheless.

DOOM’s Graphics Compared On The PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sony Unveils PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle

Tyler Lee November 6, 2017

Earlier this year at E3 2017, Bethesda announced that Skyrim would be getting a virtual reality (VR) makeover in the form of Skyrim VR. They also announced that the game will be finding its way onto Sony’s PlayStation VR platform, and for those who have yet to purchase a PlayStation VR kit, Sony has you covered.

Sony has recently announced that they will be selling a PlayStation VR Skyrim VR bundle. According to Sony, “The PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle includes the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, and Skyrim VR — including the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons. Also included is an updated PS VR Demo Disc that features demos from 13 PS VR titles.”

The bundle will cost $450 and will be launched alongside the game on the 17th of November where it will be available in the US and Canada, but pre-orders are currently available. Skyrim VR is essentially the same Skyrim that gamers have come to know and love, except that it will now be playable in VR which should offer up a different experience.

Bethesda has also confirmed that in addition to the game launching on the PlayStation VR platform, it is also expected to find its way onto the HTC Vive in 2018. Given that it will be a while before we see a new The Elder Scrolls title, we guess this will be the next best thing.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro Patch Is Live

Tyler Lee November 1, 2017

A couple of days ago, Konami tweeted that the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro patch would be released on the 31st of October, and sure enough if you do own the PS4 Pro and would like the game to be able to take full advantage of your console’s hardware, you’ll be pleased to learn that the update is now live.

According to a post on the Metal Gear Solid Facebook page, “If you have a PS4 Pro and 4K screen, you can now enjoy [Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain] at a higher resolution and a more stable frame rate. Even if you have a 1080p screen, you’ll still enjoy the improved performance thanks to today’s patch.”

The post also notes that this patch is applicable to Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Edition. “And if you’ve got [Metal Gear Solid 5: The Definitive Experience], the patch also brings with it performance improvements to [Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes].” According to a report from Polygon who reached out to Konami for more details, there will also be unspecified bug fixes and also support for resolution of up to 2560×1440 on 4K displays.

If you’ve yet to play the game or want to experience it on the PS4 Pro, note that the game is still free for PlayStation Plus subscribers. It is expected to remain free until the 2nd of November where it will leave the rotation, so maybe you’ll want to take advantage of this ASAP.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro Patch Is Live , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Sony Has Shipped 67.5 Million PS4 Consoles As Of September 30

Tyler Lee October 31, 2017

Nintendo has been proudly sharing details about how many units of the Nintendo Switch that they have sold since its release, which is sitting at 7.63 million units worldwide. However it looks like if Nintendo plans on competing with the other consoles, they’ve got a lot of catching up to do, especially against the likes of Sony.

This is because according to Sony’s own financial results, the company has managed to ship 67.5 million PS4 consoles as of the 30th of September, 2017. However as we have constantly reminded you guys in the past, shipments do not necessarily equate to sales, since not all units shipped are sold. However we can only imagine that Sony has been doing this long enough to anticipate demand and supply, so it is possible that the figures could be close.

Sony also seems to be pretty optimistic about the future as well as they have since raised their forecast to an additional 19 million PS4 units shipped by the conclusion of its current financial year, which is set to end on the 31st of March, 2018. This is up by 1 million from the previous forecast of 18 million, although it is down from the 20 million compared to the previous financial year, but all in all it does look like this has been a good year for Sony’s PlayStation business and video game efforts.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro Patch Releases Tomorrow

Tyler Lee October 31, 2017

Sony’s PS4 Pro represents the company’s attempt at an upgrade over the current PS4 console. It is supposed to be more powerful than its predecessor, which means that it should be able to run games at a higher quality than before. For gamers looking to take advantage of this, Konami has recently announced a release date for the PS4 Pro for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The announcement was posted on the company’s Twitter page during the Paris Games Show and according to Konami, the patch is expected to be released tomorrow. Unfortunately details as to what the patch will bring to the table is unclear, but presumably it will update the game to allow it to better take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s power and graphics, which should result in The Phantom Pain looking even more amazing than it already does.

Tomorrow… 🙌

It’s still available for free if you’re a @PlayStation Plus subscriber so get downloading! #MGSVTPP pic.twitter.com/oPw1fsVCND

— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) October 30, 2017

It has been pointed out that The Phantom Pain is currently a free download as one of October’s PlayStation Plus games, so you’ll definitely want to check it out while it is still free if you’re curious about the game and the upcoming patch. The game was originally released back in 2015 and it is essentially the last game at Konami that Hideo Kojima was working on.

Konami still has plans for the Metal Gear franchise and has recently confirmed that Metal Gear Survive, the latest title in the franchise, is expected to see a February 2018 release.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 Pro Patch Releases Tomorrow , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.