August 11, 2013

No Subscriptions Needed To Record Game Videos On PS4

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Every PlayStation 4 owner will be able to share up to 15 minutes of video using the systems share function. Online multiplayer will now be require PlayStation Plus on PlayStation 4 but some of the great community building functions like uploading videos to Twitch and YouTube will be free.

Microsoft’s Xbox One also has a video-sharing feature but it will be locked away behind the Xbox Live Gold pay-wall, including other features that may be free on the PS4 like NetFlix and Crackle.

Will you be utilizing the sharing function of the PS4? Let us know in the comments!

Source IGN


Saint’s Row IV Million Dollar Wad Wad Edition Announced

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Multiple special editions of new games are nothing new but can we interest you in a one-off collector’s edition that will cost one million dollars? What first seemed like a joke, Saint’s Row IV: The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition appears on UK retailer GAME’s official website.

For a cold million dollars The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition gives you the rock star treatment in a number of different areas. In addition to the commander & chief edition of Saint’s Row IV , a replica dubstep gun, highlights of this one-off package include plastic surgery of the buyer’s choice, a Lamborghini Gallardo rental good for one year, a stay in Burj-al-arab and a trip to freaking space courtesy of Virgin Galactic

I’m sure someone will shell out the $1,000,000 for this package considering there are people out there who admit to paying upwards of $500 a month on mobile micro transactions. Even if this off the wall edition doesn’t sell it’s a great PR move and certainly please fans.Read More


Xbox Live Family Plan No More As of Aug 27th

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’ve known for a while now that the Xbox Live Family Plan was going to be no more sometime starting this summer and now subscribers have received notice that the axe will fall on their plan on August 27th.

Xbox Live Family Plan allowed up to four accounts (one parent, three child) to share an Xbox Live subscription for one year for $99. Each of the four accounts will now be separated from one another and each user will need to purchase individual subscriptions and will also no longer be able to share Microsoft points or access activity reports for child accounts.

If you’re planning to purchase an Xbox One that system allows you to assign a “master account” which will extend gold benefit to any account that signs into that system including Xbox Live silver accounts.  You can use your master account to sign into a second Xbox One or Xbox 360 while still extending gold benefits to users on the Xbox One.

Cancellation of this plan is likely to be a blow to Xbox owners who have multiple Xbox 360s in their homes. Commenters on other outlets have pointed out using an Xbox in the bedroom to watch Netflix while playing a game in the living room is no longer viable, a likely solution for those of us who don’t want to pay for two live accounts just for convenience.

Source: Joystiq


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