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The Catch-Up: April 23rd, 2014 – PS4 & Xbox One Versions of Watch Dogs Are “Identical”

April 23, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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If you saw that SoulCalibur: Unbreakable Soul trailer and were confused why it exists, I’ve got good news: It’s a fake.

General News

  • According to Animation Director Colin Graham, the Xbox One version of Watch Dogs is “absolutely identical” to the PS4 version animation-wise, adding, “I can’t tell the difference when I go on the floor.” After saying that “the TVs make a bigger difference in terms of what you see on somebody’s machine,” Graham explained, “On the assets side where we work, they’re absolutely identical. It’s completely transparent to us. The only difference is the icon on the screen.” [Source]
  • From Friday, April 25th at 10AM PT until Monday, April 28th at 10AM PT, PS3 and PS4 owners of Call of Duty: Ghosts will be able to play through the Onslaught DLC for free. The next Ghosts DLC pack, Devastation, is out in May. [Source]
  • According to Qwilt, a company that measures broadband traffic, Twitch is #1 on the internet when it comes to live streaming, taking up43.6% of all live streaming traffic. In 2nd place is WWE, which accounts for 17.7%, with MLB.com and ESPN #4 and #5, respectively. [Source]
  • If you were worried that Child of Light might see a last minute delay before it releases next week, don’t worry, because it “is ‘Gold’ on all platforms!” [Twitter]
  • The Destiny Twitter account teased: “Next Monday, see what awaits you on your Destiny journey…” [Twitter]
  • A new Trials Fusion update has been released on PS4 to help fix SHARE issues. [Twitter]
  • Dell.ca has Killzone: Shadow Fall for $31.99. [Via, Buy It]
  • If you’re having trouble with Cross Buy on Ethan: Meteor Hunter, things should be fixed now. [Twitter]
  • Bandai Namco is “aware that some players are having issues connecting to SoulCalibur Lost Swords – We’re working on a solution & will keep you updated!” [Twitter]
  • A rating by the German USK board has revealed that Another World may be getting a re-release on PS4, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox One, and Wii U. We’ll just have to wait and see if this turns into anything. [Via, Source]
  • Some new domain registrations suggest that Just Dance Now will be a thing. [Source]
  • Just like with Bruce Lee, Royce Gracie will be unlockable in EA Sports UFC by beating the game on Pro difficulty or higher. Otherwise, select retailers will be offering him as a pre-order bonus. [Press Release]
  • If you were curious, The Walking Dead Season 2 on PS Vita does allow you to play with the analog controls and face buttons, or you can switch to touchscreen controls. [Source]
  • Want to learn more about PlayStation Adam Boyes? [Read This Interview]
  • Following the recent rumor that a new 2D Prince of Persia is in development, a new tweet Drew James teased something new for the prince, but then the tweet, and the Twitter account, were deleted. Here’s the tweet [Source]:

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New Videos

  • Kick-Ass 2, a PS3, Xbox 360, and PC game from Freedom Factory Studios and UIG Entertainment, will be released in May 2014. A “classic beat-em-up featuring brutal finishing moves and animations straight from the movie and comic-book,” Kick-Ass 2 sees you playing as the main character of the movie and taking on The Motherfucker:

  • Here’s a very lengthy gameplay stream video for H1Z1, which is coming to PC and (quite possibly) PS4:

  • To get you ready for the European release of Ragnarok Odyssey next week, here’s a new trailer:

  • See more of Abyss Odyssey’s features:

Am I the only confused by Kick Ass 2′s release?