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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer.

After announcing the game on Tuesday, Rockstar revealed the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer. It looks to be a very pretty game, but it barely shows any of the characters, or what kind of plot it might have. Though in honesty that might be a good thing because we have to wait a year before this game comes out. As expected the game is coming out on the PS4 and XBox One; there doesn’t seem to be a PC release. However, Rockstar did announce that there will be a way to play Red Dead Redemption (1) on the PC through Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. Personally I just wish there was a means to get it properly on the PC through Steam, but at least that’s another game on PlayStation Now that makes the¬†service worth it.

GreatBitVlog 10: Early New 3DS, A $300 Controller and Awesome Charity Streams!

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Today’s been an interesting one. Nintendo is going to sell Nintendo fans New 3DSs before launch day. Mad Catz is releasing a $300 Bluetooth mobile controller. And there’s awesome stuff going on at Twitch as Games Done Quick do their AGDQ 2015 Charity Stream!

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Many Thanks!

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It might be a little late to say this, but many thanks to everyone who donated to my 24 Hour gaming stream on Saturday! I managed to make $215! $15 over the target!

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A big thanks to Scott Schreiber from Retro Gaming Roundup put a huge $100 towards the cause! Thankyou to you all!

Watch the Great Bit Stream Halloween Fright Night Spectacular Right Here!

Yup, tonight is Halloween Night! And what better thing to do than scare myself silly with a scary game!

I’ll start playing at about 9PM GMT, but I’ll start a Pre-show at 7:30PM GMT. You can watch the live feed right here, but if you wish to chat to me and others, just click on the feed to take you to Twitch.TV where you can use the chat window!

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Enjoy watching me scare myself silly! ūüėõ

Into the Backlog! Let’s play Deathspank!

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As recommended by @BrianBloodaxe, I’ll be trying to get back into playing a bit of DeathSpank as I’m wildly bored…

Let’s do it! Well give me a moment to set up and I’ll be up and running!

Announcement: Halloween Fright Night on Great Bit Stream!

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Oh yeah! Halloween is coming! And what a way to scare myself senseless is playing a steam game that I purchased a while back and only played about five minutes of about 2 years back! The game I’m talking about is Amnesia: Dark Descent! A creepy First Person Adventure game that takes gameplay elements from Resident Evil, Doom and Eternal Darkness.

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Pre 20th of February PlayStation 4 stuff…

OK, the PS4/Orbis is going to be announced this Wednesday. Either you’re excited or not, but there have been a few new titbits¬†about the system before the announcement…

The Controller

A few days a go, this image emerged on the internet. It shows a prototype version of the PlayStation 4¬†controller¬†with a developer system. It was then confirmed later on that day that this is official developer¬†hardware, and that the controller shown is simply a wired version of what’s to come.
Based on the image above, Computer and Video games made up this artist impression of what we might be seeing in the final version of the controller. Interestingly, the Start and Select buttons from the previous PlayStation Dual Shock controllers have been removed to make way for a track pad similar to that of the back of the PlayStation Vita, and the centre of the Ouya controller. The controller is believed to feature a built in microphone and speaker, similar to what the Wii-U GamePad has. But the most interesting thing about the controller is it’s blue light on the top of it. It’s believed that the new PlayStation 4 controller will share similar functions to the PlayStation Move and can light up in different colours to represent different players, but is also thought to be similar to what’s found on some new Android phones that use an RGB LED to light up different notifications such as friend requests, online game invites and emails even when the system is turned off.
It’s all speculation at the moment just from a single image, but it would be interesting to see what’s in store for the PS4/Orbis controller.

Streamed Games

It was announced today that the PlayStation 4 will not have any “real” backward¬†compatibility, however Sony has a joint-venture with Gaikai to stream PlayStation 1, 2 and 3 games to the PlayStation 4 via an internet connection to a central server, just like OnLive. The only issue I have with this is that well people are going to have to re-buy their games again, either that or pay a¬†subscription¬†fee to play games that they already own. Now Streaming the video and audio of a previous catalogue of games make sense from a hardware point of view as you don’t have to add old hardware to a new piece of hardware that might slow it down. But it still sucks that we might have to buy games again just to play them on new hardware. At this point there’s almost no point in selling off our old hardware as we might not be able to play our beloved games of this generation onto the next.

Four isn’t the magic number!

Recently in Japan, there’s been a little bit of speculation over a piece of old cultural¬†superstition¬†about the name “PlayStation 4” and how it might have a¬†totally¬†different name to avoid the number “4”. For those who might not understand this¬†terribly¬†well, one to four in Japanese goes like this…
Ichi (One)
Ni (Two)
San (Three)
Shin (Four)
Looks fine right? Well there’s a problem with the name of number four, Shin, as it also mean death in Japanese. Over the course of Japanese history, people in Japan avoid using the the real word “Shin” and replace it with “excepted slang” for the number four, which are “Shi” and “Yol”. In some cases people in Japan even use the English “four” to prevent using “Shin” to say death. Think of it as an Eastern version of our superstition towards the number thirteen.
This is one of the reason why the Japanese are more supportive towards the Orbis name rather than PlayStation 4. OK it’s not quite PlayStation Shin, or even PlayStation Shi or PlayStation Yol; but the Japanese in general just have a silly little fear about their number four. But what makes the whole “Shin” word silly is that it has many other meanings rather than just the number four and death, it also mean “Body”, “Heart” and “Soul”, so looking at it from a western stand point, the¬†whole¬†“Shin” being a scary word about death isn’t really a huge issue at all. To be honest it would make sense to call the system PlayStation 4, since every system before has been named “PlayStation” with a number after it. More on this can be read on Kotaku.