Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Gamer's Source 4-7-2014

Welcome to the Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming news. A rumor of a new Borderlands game is circulating the net and Microsoft is apparently eyeing emulation for Xbox One. So, without further ado, the news:


A new Borderlands game may be in the works for PS3, PC and Xbox 360. Game Points Now says they have some exclusive information about the game, which is suppossed to take place between the first and second game. Players will take the roles of Handsome Jack's generals, and will take place on the Moon, which will have low gravity combat and a new class of Cryo weapons. For more information, check out the article in the link above.

This is pretty much a no-brainer. Apparently, Gearbox is only consulting, with 2K Australia developing, and that may have some people on the fence. However, I say it'll be just fine. The franchise is pretty well established and 2K isn't going to ship a shoddy version of one of it's biggest cash cows. This is pretty awesome for sure.  


A sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is officially in the works! The information comes from a quote from composer Henry Jackman while speaking to Collider about Captain America: Winter Soldier. “I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written." 

This is great! The first movie was a major success and is not only a fantastic movie, but a great way to spread gaming culture to non-gamers. I can't wait to see where the writers go with the world and what gaming Easter eggs they will hide for us to find. 

Number THREE!!!

Microsoft is apparently working on Xbox 360 emulation. According to a session with Kotaku Australia, partner development lead Frank Savage answered an audience member's question regarding the ability to emulate 360 games on the newest console. "There are [plans], but we’re not done thinking them through yet, unfortunately. It turns out to be hard to emulate the PowerPC stuff on the X86 stuff. So there’s nothing to announce, but I would love to see it myself."

This is the first real confirmation from a Microsoft official that they are working on this emulation. I don't think Sony or Microsoft really anticipated how much players would demand a form of backwards compatibility when they launched these new consoles. Unlike Sony, who started future proofing themselves with PlayStation Now, there has been nothing from Microsoft until today. It'll be interesting to see where this goes from here and how similar to PlayStation Now the service will be. 

Number FOUR!!!!

YouTube videos can be officially loaded from Xbox One as of tomorrow. The April update will also enhance video playback while recording and add the GoPro app, which is an app for the channel.

YouTube uploading is a big win for Xbox One. PS4 still does not have this functionality, and it's one that gamers have been waiting for since launch for this feature on both consoles. Way to go Microsoft for integrating it first.  

And that's all for major news stories today. As usual, here are some links to other stories going on today:
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