If you ask people who have seen trailers for all the next-generation launch titles what they think best-looking game is, you’re bound to see a significant portion of them tell you it’s 2K Sports’ “NBA 2K14.” The game’s first full next-gen trailer has now been viewed over 1.3 million times on YouTube, an indication of the video’s reach beyond fans of sports games. It’s one of the few launch titles with graphics that really herald the arrival of the next generation of consoles, and are capable of turning heads in any room.
“Fight Night Round 3″ wasn’t an Xbox 360 launch title — it didn’t come out until February 2006 — but it was one of the earliest games of the current generation to really demonstrate what was possible in the high-definition era. “NBA 2K14″ seems to be playing that role this time around, and that’s just what its developers at Visual Concepts attempted to do.
20th Century Fox has announced (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the upcoming “Assassin’s Creed” movie has been delayed two months, shifting from June 19, 2015 to August 7, 2015.
The movie will star Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds,” “12 Years a Slave”) in a leading role, though it remains unclear which character from the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise he will portray.
Fassbender–who has never played the games but enjoys the plot–is the only talent officially attached to the movie so far.
If you love the idea of broadcasting your gaming, but you don’t try because of an aversion to complicated hardware and software, then you’re in luck with the upcoming next gen. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One include built in broadcasting and gameplay-recording features.
We’re planning on messing around with these features in the wild very soon for both consoles, but Sony gave us a demonstration of how it works on PlayStation 4 at a dedicated review event. The system is always recording gameplay and saves up to the last 15 minutes of action. It also enables players to broadcast their gaming to Twitch or Ustream, but it isn’t unlimited. This is Sony’s video party, and they have some rules.
“[Video recording and streaming] is games only,” Sony Computer Entertainment’s manager of product planning, Toshimasa Aoki, explained during the demonstration.