Jul 08 2014
Driveclub is to receive a PS4 hardware bundle.
Sony has revealed that the console is to be sold with a copy of the game and a DualShock 4 controller for €439.99 (£375).
It is suggested to launch alongside the game on November 8.
Last month, Sony revealed a hardware bundle for The Last of Us, and a white console bundle for Destiny.
Sony recently said that it is still catching up with day-one demand for the console.
Ken Levine has revealed his vision for BioShock on PlayStation Vita.
The head of Irrational Games, whose publisher 2K Games signed a deal with Sony to bring the franchise to the handheld in 2011, said the project would have been a turn-based game similar to Final Fantasy Tactics, and set in pre-fall Rapture.
He added that Sony and 2K Games "couldn't put a deal together" recently, despite being "way more optimistic" about the partnership in 2011.
In February, 2K Games refused to comment on the status of the PS Vita project.
Ken Levine decided to downsize his studio Irrational Games following the release of BioShock Infinite's add-on content.
At GDC earlier this year, Levine outlined his plans for constructing replayable narrative for his future games.
The Destiny Xbox beta has been assigned a release date.
The first-person shooter's beta will begin July 23 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, according to the official Xbox Twitter handle.
Meanwhile, the PS3 and PS4 receive the beta on July 17.
Scheduled to end on July 28, the beta test will invite participants to explore the expanses of the in-game world, fight through several story missions, and compete against other 'Guardians' in the multiplayer portion.
Consumers can gain access to the beta by pre-ordering the upcoming title.
New footage of the beta was unveiled yesterday (July 7) by Bungie.
The developer also recently detailed the three collector's editions of Destiny.
The full game will launch September 9 on all of the aforementioned consoles.
Oculus VR has announced its first ever developer conference.
Entitled Oculus Connect, the developer-centric event is scheduled to take place from September 19 to 20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
"We're thrilled to announce Oculus Connect, a developer conference that brings together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible," the firm said today (July 7).
"Attendees will be the first to learn about upcoming Oculus technology, with sessions and workshops led by Oculus engineers and industry pioneers."
The forthcoming convention will also feature keynotes from Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe, founder Palmer Luckey, chief technology officer John Carmack and chief scientist Michael Abrash.
Speakers will lecture on Oculus, virtual reality and the future of the medium.
It was recently revealed that new Oculus Rift development kits are set to be shipped later this month.
A new broadcasting standard passed by the DVB Steering Board could see the introduction of broadcast 4K content.
Approved for Europe, the 'DVB-UHDTV Phase 1' specification means over the air transmission of UHD pictures at 60Hz as well as improved colour reproduction.
While it is simply just a broadcasting standard for the time being, bringing everything into line should start to see the beginning of broadcast 4K proper.
The compression used is the same as that found in Netflix's 4K streams, which should mean you see similar picture quality from the over-the-air broadcasts.
Unfortunately, however, no television currently on sale can support the broadcast standard. Even 4K sets don't have tuners capable of decoding it.
That means either a new TV, or an upgrade via an external TV tuner.
It's pretty much our (and surely everyone else's) dream job. Getting paid money to watch TV and movies all day.
Netflix is searching for its first 'Tagger' in UK and Ireland, a job that involves getting paid to watch all the streaming services content ahead of everyone else.
In a press release explaining how Taggers work, Netflix said: "The truth is that with 48 million Netflix subscribers, there are 48 million different people looking for what to watch next - as a company that is 80% engineers and based in Silicon Valley, we don't leave it to chance. You might love Critically-Acclaimed-Emotional-Underdog-movies, whereas your Gran might be keen on Violent Suspenseful Action and Adventure from the 1980s.
"That is where Taggers come in: helping to pinpoint exactly what each member is going to want to watch next. It's a little bit art, a little bit science and is so super accurate that sometimes it feels like we are reading minds or tea-leaves (we're not!). We have a team of people called Taggers that help us to personalise your experience."
The new job, which is the first Tagger role outside of the US, would be perfect for anyone who "loves watching films and TV programmes - of different genres, from different countries and in every style imaginable".
An extra bonus for anyone who gets the job is that they will be among the first to view Netflix Original series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
Anyone applying for the role is expected to have a either "a degree in film and TV" or "a strong knowledge of film and TV" as well as an analytical mind. More details on the role can be found at netflix.com.
Vodafone has scrapped data roaming charges and replaced them with new services for travellers.
WorldTraveller allows the network's Pay Monthly customers to use their existing minutes, texts and data plans abroad in the USA, India, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Ghana, Qatar and South Africa for £5 per day.
The EuroTraveller package allows holidaymakers in Europe to do the same for £2 per day until August 31, after which the charge rises to £3 per day.
Three previously dropped data roaming fees in favour of a similar service, but the operator does not charge its customers extra to use their texts, calls and data abroad.
Vodafone Pay Monthly customers can activate WorldTraveller or EuroTraveller by dialling 5555 from a participating country.
Earlier this month, the European Union reduced roaming fees with the introduction of new caps on the cost of calls, text messages and data charges as part of its plans to remove them entirely by the end of next year.
The government is planning to spend £90 million on improving Wi-Fi speeds on trains throughout the UK.
National Rail will foot a large portion of the bill after receiving a record-breaking fine for falling short of punctuality targets, reports BBC News.
The Office of Rail Regulation could fine Network Rail around £70m, which will be plowed into better Wi-Fi services.
Improvements will be made on some of the busiest lines in the country first, which would include London, Manchester, Brighton, Portsmouth, Bedford and Leeds.
Commuters could receive speeds that are ten times faster than the current offering within three to four years.
Current Wi-Fi access on the UK's trains is plagued by patchy, slow coverage due to the use of satellite signals to receive data. Network Rail is hoping to change this by opting for more reliable equipment alongside the tracks.
"We all know how frustrating it can be to have our phone calls and internet use constantly disrupted by poor signal while travelling on trains. At the moment it happens too often," said transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
"Passengers expect and deserve better and with these plans, that is what they'll get."
Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee is reportedly involved in Cliff Bleszinski's new studio.
Bleszinski's new studio was recently unveiled as Boss Key Productions. The Gears of War creator is expected to reveal more about the studio later this week.
Files obtained by Polygon suggest that while Bleszinski is the company CEO, Brussee is on board as the chief operating officer (COO).
However, Brussee's LinkedIn page says that his current position is as an executive producer at Visceral Games.
The pair previously worked as designers on the Jazz Jackrabbit series.
Boss Key's first game is believed to be a project codenamed 'Project Bluestreak'.
Bleszinski left Epic Games in October 2012, after being with the developer for nearly 20 years.
Last year, Bleszinski announced that he was coming out of retirement to make a first-person arena shooter.
The Xbox One version of Kinect will be released for Windows-based PCs next week.
Microsoft's second-generation motion accessory is now available to pre-order online ahead of its shipping date of July 15.
The sensor offers a number of improvements over its predecessor, including enhanced depth sensing, support for the 1080p resolution and a wider field of view.
Microsoft is encouraging developers to publish Kinect-enabled apps on the Windows Store in an bid to increase the amount of compatible software available post-launch.
The firm recently began selling Kinect-free Xbox One bundles for the cheaper price point of £349.
The next-gen version of Kinect for Windows is available for £159 in the UK and $199 in the US.