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Here is the trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This will be the first COD game on the new 3 year developmental cycle. It will be the first entry done solely by the studio Sledgehammer who enters the fray along side Infinity Ward and Treyarch. While COD: Ghosts sold relatively well, it saw a 30% drop from Black Ops 2. Black Ops 2 came after what could be considered the worst game in the series (MW3) in which both IW and Sledgehammer had a part in. While Ghosts goes on a DLC gimmick frenzy containing Michael Myers and Predator in hopes of bolstering interest, time will tell what is causing the declining interest in Call of Duty. Between the fanbase there are some who are loyal to certain studios that produce the game. Ghosts lack of sales could have been due to a disdain of MW3 as Black Ops 2 still broke previous sales records. It could be another two years before we find out if the series as a whole is getting stale among hardcore player. Even if Advance Warfare fails to beat the previous year, it could be possible most are waiting on Black Ops 3.
This new entry is beyond what any COD has done by the looks of it. One can only see the subtle similarities to Titanfall. There may not be mechs and parkour, but super jumps, and climbing buildings without the need of ladders is certainly eyebrow raising. Then again the trailer is only for the solo campaign, and judgement should be reserved for the multiplayer reveal.

  • SHAREfactory: After you update your PS4 to v1.70, an icon to download our free SHAREfactory app will appear on your PS4 system’s home screen once it’s available. Once installed, SHAREfactory allows you to easily customize your gameplay videos with special effects, video commentary with picture-in-picture capability through PlayStation Camera, and custom soundtracks using the included audio tracks or your original music imported from a USB drive. You can then share your videos on Facebook or export them to an external USB storage device. The app is packed with plenty of cool, but accessible, tools. It’s simple enough to use for beginning editors, while functioning as a rich video editor for those with more creative aspirations. Check out our new SHAREfactory video that provides a walkthrough of what you can expect:

Automatic Pre-download: No more waiting until after a game is released to start downloading select pre-ordered games from PlayStation Store. This new feature allows you to get to your games faster by automatically downloading select pre-ordered games up to several days in advance of the release, so that it’s ready to play as soon as the game is released on launch day. There’s also a countdown timer prior to the release of the game so you’ll know how soon your game will be available for you to start playing.
Option to Disable HDCP for Games: This highly requested feature will allow you to have the option to turn off HDCP for games so you can capture longer gameplay sessions directly from your HDMI output and export them elsewhere.
USB Export Option for Captured Gameplay: It’s now even easier to show off your heroic gaming moments and the SHAREfactory videos you create with the world using this feature to export your videos and screenshots to a USB drive. Just click on the DUALSHOCK 4 SHARE button, save your gameplay on a USB drive, and then share your proudest achievements on other social networks and other video platforms.
Live Broadcasting in HD and Archiving Support: We’ve increased the resolution for live broadcasts so you and your friends can watch games livestreamed in 720p HD. You can also archive your broadcasts on Twitch or Ustream and watch them again later.
New SHARE Options: We’ve got a number of new SHARE settings that will give you better control of what you want to share with your friends. Here is what you can look forward to: Change the default gameplay recording time in the SHARE menu under Video Clip Settings.
Save only the video clips and screenshots you want by selecting Upload Screenshots or Upload Video Clips for each capture. Also upload video clips and screenshots during your live gameplay broadcasts.
Select specific Facebook audiences to share each video or screenshot with.

[*]New DUALSHOCK 4 Options: New light bar settings have been added for DUALSHOCK 4, allowing you to change it to Bright, Medium or Dim in the Settings menu. The touchpad has also been updated, allowing you to navigate the on-screen keyboard using the DUALSHOCK 4 touchpad.
[*]New Friends Options: It’s now easier to find Friends and send requests with the ability to search Friends-of-Friends, view Mutual Friends on another user’s profile, and accept Friend requests directly from the Friends list.
[*]New Trophies Sort Option: You can now sort Trophies by rarity in the Options menu.
[*]PlayStation Store Payment Support: Similar to PS3, we’re introducing Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for PS4 for content purchased on PS Store, starting with PayPal support.
[*]More PlayStation Camera Commands: More voice commands are added to PlayStation Camera, allowing you to launch the apps installed on your PS4 with the sound of your voice.
[*]New PlayStation Plus Icon: For Plus members, you’ll now have the PS Plus icon appear next to your SEN ID on the login screen, home screen and other areas across the PS4 system’s sleek user interface.
[*]Music Unlimited SHARE Options: With a Music Unlimited subscription, you can easily share your favorite songs with your friends by pressing the SHARE button on your DUALSHOCK 4.

I'm updating my system now. The touchpad keyboard functionality should be a good improvement. This update should also finally fix the Share button not saving the correct video. I'll have to play some BF4 this weekend just to get some video captures to see how it all works now.
Source: PlayStation Blog

Destiny will be playable for attendees at this year's E3 convention. Here is 7 minutes of action packed gameplay showing off various guardian abilities. While many were hoping for a beta announcement that will likely be saved for their stage time at the expo.

Bungie also announced the first pre-order bonus for Destiny

I like how they didn't put it in cinematic mode and left the HUD and health/shield meters in.

The Playstation Store is having a flash sale this weekend with 30+ games on sale for $0.99 a piece. Some of the games include Retro City Rampage, Braid, Plants vs. Zombies, Telltale's Jurassic Park and Monkey Island bundles.
The games on sale are mostly for PS3 and a few are for PSP and Vita.

This movie looks far better than the previous X-Men movies Fox has made. They should have started off with Sentinels in the first movie. I'm glad they're finally making a decent X-Men movie, but I wish Fox would just sell the property back to Marvel. Two things that throw me off in this trailer.. the sentinels look cool at first, but they seem to lack a lot of detail. Also.. Quicksilver is in this movie and he will also be in the new Avengers 2 movie. Maybe Fox leased Quicksilver from Marvel? I'm very surprised to see the same character will be used in different movies.

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