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More than one million units of Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation 4, were sold within 24 hours of its Friday debut in the U.S. and Canada.

The company had previously said that about a million of those units were preordered before launch day. The number makes it seem likely that Sony will meet its year-end goal of three million units sold worldwide – a marked contrast from 2006, when manufacturing problems kept a large number of PlayStation 3s out of consumers’ hands.

Some early adopters have reported problems with overheating and TV connectivity, with both problems already receiving derisive nicknames online: The “Red Line of Death” and the “Blue Light of Death,” so-called after the “Red Ring of Death” that plagued early owners of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console.

We’re awaiting comment from a Sony representative reached via email about the hardware glitches. No clear answers to these problems and no estimate of just how many people are affected have yet emerged.

Since Friday, the company line has been that 0.4 percent of the consoles (or 4,000 out of a million) are potentially defective, “which is within our expectations for a new product introduction.”


Ride to Hell: Retribution is looking to one sweet game full of win! I want to bust faces and grab lady bits in this new franchise. It’s shaping up to be the stress beater game of 2013 for me. I mean how can you not appreciate a lone wolf playing by his own rules?

Deep Silver dropped off a new trailer today and some info on pre-order incentives. The trailer is after the break but I can tell you that pre-ordering nets some sweet day on DLC. Now I know it’s a touchy subject but free is still pretty tasty. The DLC is called Cook’s Mad Recipe and introduces three new levels and access to a sniper rifle. Not sure yet why the sniper is so special but hey, when you absolutely have to kill every M’F’er in the room, accept no substitutes!

No hard details have been revealed as to why bad boy Jake Conway is tearing through every member of the Devil’s Hand MC but right now I don’t care! I want more! Hit the break to read the full press release and check out the new trailer.

One man against the world: Deep Silver releases new trailer for Ride to Hell: Retribution

Larkspur, Calif., – April 18, 2013 –
Revenge is a dish best served smoking hot! Deep Silver today released a new trailer for Ride to Hell: Retribution. In the upcoming action game for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, and PlayStation 3, Jake Conway takes no prisoners in his search for justice. Ride to Hell: Retribution takes players on a trip into a world dominated by motorcycle gangs and violence, where a man’s mettle is proven through the roar of his engines and the weight of his fist. The game will be available from June 2013 across North America and Europe.

Also, Deep Silver is ready to reward loyalty to the gang. Those who decide to join the gang early will receive a pre-order bonus for Ride to Hell: Retribution. Players who order the game in advance from a retailer of their choice in regions where it is available will receive the DLC Cook’s Mad Recipe for free. The add-on will not only include three new levels, but also an exclusive weapon, the sniper rifle.

Besides a challenging hunt for targets in a downpour, the DLC offers also the possibility to team up with weapons expert Tyrell Jones, a big, mean dude with the baddest beard around. The DLC will also be available for download from June 2013, at a price of 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, 9,99 Euro on Windows PC and PlayStation 3.

Ride to Hell: Retribution tells the story of a lone rider, Jake Conway, a man with either a gun in his hand or a girl on his lap (and on more than one occasion both!). He’s on a merciless path of revenge against a brutal biker gang called The Devil’s Hand, armed to the teeth with an arsenal of deadly weapons to enact his vengeance on foot and on bike. The only law Jake answers to is his own. Hit hard, ride fast and leave ‘em in the dust. Ride to Hell : Retribution is developed by Eutechnyx.

For more information about the Ride to Hell universe, please visit:

Web: http://www.ridetohell.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ridetohellgame
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RideToHellGame
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/deepsilverhq

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the critically-acclaimed, best-selling zombie action game, Dead Island . Upcoming titles include the side-scrolling arcade brawler, Sacred Citadel, the isometric action RPG, Sacred 3, and the next game in the Dead Island franchise, Dead Island Riptide. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit http://www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.

About Eutechnyx
Eutechnyx is the world’s leading independent racing game developer. The company publishes a number of game brands including NASCAR The Game (console, PC and mobile) and Auto Club Revolution (PC free-to-play) . With a history spanning over 25 years, the studio has won numerous awards for its million-plus selling titles and garnered exceptional acclaim in the business sector. As well as its headquarters in the UK, the company has studios in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Charlotte, USA.

For more information, please visit http://www.eutechnyx.com

Auto Club Revolution and Eutechnyx are registered trademarks of Eutechnyx Limited. All rights reserved.

About Black Forest Games
Founded in 2012, Black Forest Games is an independent game studio focused on high-quality video games. The studio is based in Offenburg, Germany, and currently employs a team of 40 international industry professionals who specialize in building games for all major game platforms. For more information on Black Forest Games please visit the official website at http://www.black-forest-games.com

Deep Silver, a division of Koch Media GmbH, Austria

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The Saints are back at it again with a new video for your viewing pleasure. It’s a tad on the short side but it does give you a taste of the telekinesis power your presidential gangsterness will have at your disposal. What’s that, you didn’t realize you were the president in the next Saints Row game? Shame on you. Hopefully you know that this time around you fight aliens and have super-duper powers that make the game go to 11 on the crazy scale.

We also get a good look at the “Commander-in-Chief” box art. The sunglasses tell it all, the action is going to be intense. Saints Row IV will hit Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on August 20th. Get your purple swag ready now geeks, it’s going to a blast! Hit the jump and check out the quick snippet in the Saints Row IV Hail to the Chief video series, just watch it all the way.

I recall in late 2011 hearing about a new franchise coming to Sony’s PS3. Little was known about it other than it was rumored to be a survival horror where people who suffered from some sort of infection took on zombie-like character traits. Sure, I was curious, but the game soon to be announced at that years VGA‘s, wasn’t immediately high on my radar.

As I watched, or perhaps I should say, suffered through Spike TV‘s annual gaming awards show, something amazing happened. The aforementioned game that turned out to be called, The Last Of Us, became much more desirable once that Naughty Dog logo was attached to it. I’m a bit of a Naughty Dog fanatic and my mind was blown to learn they had been working on a new franchise.

Now more than a year later, which included one short but no less heartbreaking delay, The Last Of Us is set to debut on a PS3 near you. Naughty Dog’s new IP releases June 14 and it’s almost sad how excited I am for that day to arrive. Months ago I pre-ordered the super deluxe and ber expensive Post-Pandemic Edition. This past weekend I got to play the demo to what I’m sure will be an instant classic.

The Last Of Us demo is somewhat short and consists of an area called The Outskirts. In this small glimpse of the game, you meet Joel, Ellie and another woman named Tess. I’d say aside from an introduction to some of the Infected, playing the demo is unlikely to spoil any of the game if you were concerned about spoilers.

I learned from the demo, that one of the most important defense mechanisms of The Last Of Us will be, sound. Knowing where and exactly what type of enemy you are dealing with beforehand will greatly help your rate of survival. Apparently there will be some type of weapon / item crafting system but in all honesty the demo was much too brief to really understand how it works.

I enjoyed the fluidity of the controls and how easily Joel moves and interacts with objects. Speaking of objects, I’d recommend searching every nook and cranny in hopes of finding items that will help you survive. That shouldn’t be much of a problem since even amongst the decay and ruins of your surroundings, Naughty Dog has crafted an amazingly beautiful and detailed environment for The Last Of Us.

The Last Of Us will be out on Friday, June 14, 2013. I for one can’t wait! Stay tuned to Don’t Hate The Geek for all of your The Last Of Us news, including my thoughts on the game after I’ve played it.

Current generation consoles

Backwards compatibility has been a feature of new consoles since the days of the PlayStation 2. More recently its removal from console hardware has been used as a cost saving exercise by Sony, and in doing so the company angered more than a few gamers. But according to EA, backwards compatibility is not set to continue with the roll out of next-gen hardware.

That prediction has come from Blake Jorgensen, EA’s chief financial officer, who made the comment during a Q&A session at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference held in San Francisco yesterday.

Jorgensen was talking specifically about EA’s sports titles. He believes the current gen will remain strong into 2014 even if we see new consoles in time for Christmas 2013. That’s simply because such games get released on a cycle to tie up with the calendars of different sports, which don’t always simultaneously tie up with a new console launch. He went on to say next-gen machines “will most likely not be backwards compatible,” which again suggests current-gen will remain a strong platform for sports due to their popularity as multiplayer games.

No explanation was given as to why he thought the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 would drop backwards compatibility.

The PS4 is expected to switch from a Cell architecture to a more PC-like set of components. That does make offering backwards compatibility difficult for Sony, and potentially very costly if they decide to include enough additional hardware inside a PS4 to run PS3 games. But Sony has an ace up its sleeve in the form of Gaikai, meaning it could allow previous gen games to be played without any compatible hardware being shipped.

Microsoft has no equivalent to Gaikai, but it has been pushing full Xbox 360 game downloads through Xbox Live. If it decided not to include backwards-compatibility through hardware support, there could be some method offered using Xbox Live and download copies of older games that can run on the new hardware.

Backward compatibility may be out of the question depending on what exactly constitutes a next-gen console. The growing popularity of mobile gaming and the coming introduction of cheap gaming platforms such as Ouya has certainly changed the market. The PS4 and Xbox 720 may be very different machines. Hopefully we’ll find out how different on February 20.

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