Friday, 26 July 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY!! - Star Trek Bottle Opener Keyring

Its that time of the week again!

This week we are giving away a Star Trek U.S.S.Enterprise Bottle Opener keyring worth £15.00! It is the NCC-1701 for all you Star Trek fans out there.
Here is a link for more details:

This will be given away to one lucky winner which will be annoucned on Thursday (1st August) afternoon.

We have changed the requirements on how to enter the competition.
This is what you need to do:
1. Follow us on Twitter:
2. Re Tweet our competition.

Or if you don't have twitter then just leave a comment on the blog.

That is all! So simple!

Good luck everyone :)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Winner annouced for FREEBIE FRIDAY!!

Congratulations to @nwbaconbutty who has won the Drake Sackboy Keyring!

Stay tuned for tomorrows FREEBIE FRIDAY!

Thanks to everyone who has entered.

Tekken Card Tournament releasing tomorrow

The Tekken series has been around since the dawn of time it seems but they have still managed to eek out new material at every stage.

Now it seems they are going into a brand new market. Trading Cards.

Tekken Card Tournament is slightly different to regular card games. It involves using your iPad, iPhone or android device to activate the cards for in game play.

This is the description:
TAKE THE FIGHT TO THE STREETS! Tekken Card Tournament is a collectible card game involving real-time duels. Collect the best cards to create your own ultimate deck to destroy opponents and win the top competitions.

Featuring the stunning 3D visuals players expect from Tekken, with electrifying turn-based card battling that’s fun right from the start and loaded with satisfying depth.

Tekken Card Tournament seamlessly integrates Namco’s high pedigree of fighting titles with Bandai’s expertise with physical card games by allowing the interactive card battle title to interact with the physical cards. The physical game booster packs will be available as a standalone card game, or added in players’ virtual game card deck by unique QR Code scanning. Scanning the game cards will give upgrades to online game characters or add a new character to the roster. In addition an Augmented Reality feature lets Tekken characters populate the real world simply by pointing a smartphone or tablet camera at the game cards.
Take a further look at

·        Deep gameplay.
·        Cross-platform play.
·        Amazing visuals.
·        Unlimited action.
·        Collectible cards.

So will you be going out to get some more Tekken in your life? Or do you think that these cards won't last long?

We have a few boxes left on this link:

See you next time :)

LAST CHANCE to enter our FREE Giveaway!

Just a little reminder to everyone that today is your last chance to enter the competition!

The FREE Giveaway will end at 3pm today. The winner will then be annouced later this evening.

Remember all you have to do is Follow us on Twitter @Gen4Gaming and RT our competition.

Good luck all and remember there will be a brand new competition tomorrow!

See you next time!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

My Little Pony XBOX Live Avatar is now available!

XBOX Live players are now able to dress their XBOX Live avatar in a range of My Little Pony gear.

Now for most gamers this probably won't appeal but it will for the people who like the funny side of dressing your character like a futuristic pony!

As spotted by Eurogamer, a range of items are now available including a range of hoodies (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Applejack) for 160 Microsoft Points a piece.

Alternatively there are two My Little Pony backpacks at 240 MSP each or, at the top of the range, a Rainbow Dash pet for 320 MSP.

Apparently the selection is licensed from the current My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

What do you think about dressing up avatars and having to pay money to do it?
I personally wouldn't spend money on it but I can see why people would.

Remember ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT to enter the competition! Winner will be announced on Thursday.

See you next time

Monday, 22 July 2013

Steam to appear at court over Pre-Owned later this year

This is a very hot topic at the moment and seems that it won't go away. 

The Federation of German Consumer Organisations hopes to have Steam in court by the end of the year.

The body is challenging Steam’s refusal to alter its terms of service following last year’s ruling from the European Court of Justice that European consumers should have the right to re-sell their digital software purchases.

"Unfortunately a date of the trial is not fixed – we hope it will take place this year,” representative Eva Hoffschulte said, as reported by Gaming Blend. “Until then, it is not realistic that Valve will change their policy. But our chance to win the process is very good and that will be really an improvement for consumers: then they can sell their games to others.

"We have not checked the current directives, because first we have to finish our lawsuit against valve. Over and above that we are not able to take action against Valve, because of our financial and personnel situation."

Steam has said very little about the subject, simply confirming that it has no plans to offer re-sell options to its users.

So what do you think should happen? Do you think getting Downloadable content should be available to resell or do you think it will hurt the publishers.

There is still time to enter our competition which ends on Thursday!

See you next time :)

Friday, 19 July 2013


Hello guys and girls! Today we have a big annoucement to make!

Every Friday we will be giving away free gaming merchandise to one lucky person! This week we are giving away a SackBoy Keyring of Drake from the Uncharted series!

How to enter into the free draw:
1. Comment on the blog. This counts for any of the articles on this site.
2. Like us on Facebook: Generation 4 Gaming
3. Follow us on twitter: Gen4Gaming

That is all you have to do!! So simple! The winner will be annouced on Thursday of next week and we will contact the winner so that we can post the prize out.

Good luck all :)

 Picture of SackBoy Keyring Drake

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Rogue Legacy Addiction!

I have recently bought this game from Steam and I can't seem to put it down! It is just soooo addictive! The randomly generated dungeons along with progressivly harder monsters just makes for a great overall experience.

Rogue Legacy is a old school style platformer in which you assume the role of a knight. Your aim of the game is to clear the castle and find the all important throne room so that you can become the rightful heir.

As you progess through the game you can spend the coins you find on upgrading your characters stats. You can also find armor and runes in chests which also add ablities to your character.

However the big twist in this game is that if you die you will loose your character forever! You can't make him/her come back to life. Instead there is a great system in which you choose a sibling which will carry on the quest for you. These siblings are divided up into classes and have different traits.

A few of my favourite traits are Dwarfism and Gigantism. As some of you might of guessed this is simply making your character smaller or bigger. Gigantism makes everything bigger for your character so your sword is twice as big which allows for better range but you can also get hit alot easier.

To make it not seem very samey (as some games do) they have added 4 different areas you have to clear before you can fight the last boss. These need to be completed in order and there is a boss in each area.

Overall I am finding it a wonderfully addictive game and one that I will be playing for a while to come. Let me know if you have played it and what you think.

Also remember that TOMORROW we will be having a big annoucement so stay tuned in :)
See you next time

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tech Giant Apple is in talks to buy Kinect Sensor manufacturer!

Primescense which provided the first Kinect sesor for Microsoft is reportedly being courted by a pair of rival companies.

It seems that the technology that the company can make is well sort after by Apple, Sony and Samsung. 

VentureBeat translates a report from Israeli outlet Cacalist, which states Apple, Sony and Samsung have met with manufacturer PrimeSense regarding the acquisition of tech similar to that of the Kinect.

Apple specifically paid a visit to the Tel Aviv headquarters for a tour – the firm already owns a trio of Israel-based R&D facilities.
Neither Apple nor Sony has commented on the report at this point, while a PrimeSense rep gave the ‘no comment’ comment to Mashable:
"We can't comment on what any of our partners, customers or potential customers are doing and we’re not commenting on rumors."

Microsoft itself has moved on from PrimeSense in regards to the latest in its Kinect line, working with a new tech manufacturer for the Xbox One model.

I personally think that if Microsoft require you to have the Kinect Sensor on all the time while your playing a game then it is an invasion of privacy. Nowadays the hackers are smarter than ever so whats stopping them from hacking into the millions of cameras that the kinect sensor has. 

Lets face it that Microsoft isn't know to be the best on security.

Let me know if you think this is big news for the likes of Apple or Microsoft is leaving it for a purpose.

See you next time

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Gareth Bale is on the cover for FIFA 14

The PFA player of the year Gareth Bale will join the all star Lionel Messi on the front cover of the latest FIFA.

However he will only appear on the UK, Ireland and Middle East versions of the title when it is released in September.

EA has confirmed there will be a Limited Edition version of FIFA 14, which will include 24 Gold Packs which can be used for Ultimate Team. It also includes a few extra Football Club unlockables and a special cover. This is a GAME exclusive and is only available to people who pre-order the game before the 1st of August. So get in quick if you want it!

 "The players on the front cover since I was a kid have obviously been legends of the game," said Bale. "It's a great honour for me and I'm very proud of it."

Bale has had a near perfect year winning 2 awards for his footballing talent. Like him or loathe him, he has definately deserved the right to be on the cover on FIFA 14.

See you next time :)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Big annoucement on Friday...

Hello guys and girls,

this is just a quick post to let you know that we have a big annoucement to make on Friday that involves you!

Make sure you look at the blog on Friday 19th of July to find out what our big surprise is. You will be pleasently surprised :)

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Wii U price cut by £100 at Asda!

This just shows how well the Wii U is doing in the retail sector. If you didnt know that was a sarcastic comment as it is clearly falling from the sky like a 1000 ton anvil.

Asda has taken to aggressive discount to get rid of there Wii U stock. They have slashed the price on both the Premium Edition and the Basic.

The Wii U Premium Set (which comes with Nintendoland) is now just £199, while the Basic Set is a mere £149.

The reason for them slashing it so aggressively is purely down to the fact that no one can get any decent games for the console. Big releases are few and far between what XBOX One and PS4 will get when they come to market.

The only saving grace that i can see for Nintendo in the near future is the release of Pikmin 3. When the first one came out for Gamecube it was met with gamers open arms. Hopefully this will be repeated on the newest Nintendo console.

So have you got a Wii U? If not are you tempted by the low cost price of the console now?
Let me know :)

See you next time

Thursday, 11 July 2013

XBOX Live price hike after dropping points!

A few testers for the new marketplace have said that they have seen price rises for the same games you can buy now! This is yet another piece of bad news for Xbox fans.

XBOX Live will abandon the points system they currently have in place to switch to real money. (Following PlayStation again it seems.)

Users have said that the update automatically converts leftover points into their local currency. This would be all good apart from the fact that it doesn't seem to strech as far as it used to.

Eurogamer's source told the site that titles previously priced at 1600MSP now cost £14.99. Before the update, 1600 points equated to £13.60.

Similar increases can be seen for games worth 1200MSP (£11.99, previously £10.20), 800MSP (£8.99, previously £6.80) and 400MSP (£4.49, previously £3.20).

Prices are also being hiked in Europe as well with games that were 1600MSP are now €19.99, 1200MSP are now €14.99, and 800MSP are now €9.99.

It could be that these are just test prices or errors during the beta. Microsoft has yet to announce a new pricing scheme, or even when the conversion will come into effect. The update is expected this autumn.

So what do you prefer? Do you like the points system or do you want to know exactly how much you are paying for a game? There are possitives for both but it does seem that Microsoft wanted to change it.

Thanks for reading and I will see you next time.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Grand Theft Auto V Official Gameplay Trailer

Rockstar has officially realeased its first gameplay trailer for the much anticipated Grand Theft Auto V. You can watch the video below in HD.

In the video we see all three playable characters in full blown action and the ability to switch between these three characters. This is will be a key element it the game as you use the abilitys of each of the characters to act out your heists.

We also see vast environments which almost seem real and as always a range of things to do. They have also shown the ability to customize your cars and of course your characters in what ever you want.

Guns, cars, babes, what more do you want from a trailer?

I am very excited to eventually be able to play it when it gets released on the 17th of September.
What do you think of the trailer? 

See you next time :)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The fastest selling game on PS3 is... The Last of Us!

That's right. The Last of Us has shipped an amazing 3,400,000 copies! They are bucking the trend to the big AAA titles which all want to release in Q4 (Christmas period.)

It is also a big reason why games should be released right up to the end of a console's lifecycle.

Sony has confirmed that it has shipped 3.4m copies across both Blu-ray and digital. Of course Sony and Naughty Dog are very happy for making it into the record books with this brilliant game. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida stated "These sales figures are a testament to the blockbuster qualtiy of The Last of Us."

“The teams at Naughty Dog are true visionaries and their storytelling capabilities are second to none, this title is an undisputed demonstration of that. SCE continues to be committed to delivering unique gameplay experiences that redefine the interactive entertainment industry and The Last of Us is a perfect example.”

So have you bought The Last of Us? Have you already completed it as you couldn't put it down?
Do you think they will make a sequal to it for PS4?

See you next time

Monday, 8 July 2013

World of Warcraft to start offering microtransactions?

World of Warcraft which if you didnt know is a subscription based game where you pay each month to play it. However they now want to start offering microtransactions in a few countries.

A Blizzard Rep said that premium in-game items are being considered for World of Warcraft.

Community representative Jonathan Brown wrote on the possibility via forums – specifically noting that only certain regions are being considered for the additions at this time.
“We are currently exploring the possibility of adding a way for players in certain regions to make purchases directly within the game. As part of this process, elements related to this will be appearing on the PTR. We’ll provide additional updates on our plans as development progresses.”

According to Polygon they noticed a experience-boosting spell was found on one of the games public test servers, which caused the topic to bubble up in the first place.

World of Warcraft (The MMO King) has been on a slippery slope in the past couple of years. Most recently it has lost a massive 1.3million subscribers during the first quarter of this year!

I personally have played WoW and think it is a very good game but I soon got bored when i hit the level cap.

Have you played WoW? Would you pay for in-game items? Let me know :)

See you next time :)


Friday, 5 July 2013

Club Nintendo Japan website has been hacked!


This is yet another big corporation that has been affected by hackers. Nintendo confirmed a breach of security on the Japanese version of Club Nintendo website.

Kotaku reports that Nintendo noticed a unusually high number of errors occuring on the site on July the 2nd. They then launched an investigation into what had happened.

They discovered that 23,000 unauthorised log-ins were successfully made from 15m attempts between 9th of June and 4th of July.

Nintendo has said that it is possible that “members' full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and mail addresses were compromised.” The site does not contain any credit card information so that is one less of a worry for the users.

All members passwords have now been reset.

So why do you think there are so many more hackers around now than say 10 years ago? Do you think its because of the economic climate?

See you next time.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD to have a brand new ending

It has been reported that the remake of Final Fantasy X and X-2 will have a brand new 30 min ending cut scene. It will also have newly recorded voice acting and scribed by the games scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.

Siliconera reports on Japanese publication Shounen Jump's reveal of the new 30-minute ending. One that will take place at what everyone has been left to presume will be the conclusion of FFX-2 – though it wasn’t explicitly stated beyond that it will be shown over the credits.
Square Enix has thus far declined the opportunity to confirm the report.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD is set to release this fall on PS3 and Vita. The games will be sold together for PS3 but vita lovers will have to purchase the games separately. 
Personally I love Final Fantasy X. I think it was the last of the great as you say. It just seemed that they got everything right when making the game. From the music to the story line it was a very enjoyable experience. I am looking forward to playing the HD remake this Christmas.
Are you excited for the HD remake or do you think remakes shouldn't be made?

See you next time :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

GTA V will require 8GB of space just to play!

The latest in the Grand Theft Auto series will require 8GB of hard disc just to be able to play it! It will be on 2 discs for Xbox 360 and 1 Blu-Ray disc for PS3.
The details were revealed via a Q&A on Rockstar's official website, in which the publisher confirmed the mandatory install applies to both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
The website reads: "Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems."
The PS3 version will come on one Blu-ray disc that installs content when they first insert the disc and allows players to begin the game immediately afterwards.
The Xbox 360 SKU will use one disc for a one-time install, while the second disc will be used to play the game. Users will not be required to switch discs after the content has been installed.
This news means that anyone with a 4GB Xbox 360 will need to upgrade their console or add a bigger external hard drive. 
But this shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has played any of the GTA series. Most of them used the maximum processing power possible for the machines they were on and GTA V is no exception. It is supposed to be the biggest GTA ever and have more variety.
Grand Theft Auto V will be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 on September 17th.

Do you mind the mandatory install for a game that will blow the competition out of the water? Or do you think it shouldn't have to install and just run from the disc?

See you next time

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta hits 1mil applications!

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn hits the big milestone mark for there 2nd attempt at making the game. Lets face it, the first attempt was absolutely horrible to play and never included the same spark you get from playing other FF games.

Being a big fan of the FF series I am really looking forward to getting my hands on the finished article. I just hope that when they release it on the 27th of August that the game lives up to my expectations.

Square Enix announced the milestone following the launch of its 3rd and final weekend of The Beta stage. From the forums and news it looks as if finally Square Enix has listened to the public and is working hard to make sure that this relaunch doesn't have the same flop technique.

Also with the relaunch of the game comes a new platform you can play FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. The PS3 version will be exactly the same as the PC version and they will work together in integrated cross play. It will also come out at a later date for PS4.

So do you think this game will rival the best in MMORPG's? Or do you think that it is doomed to fail from the start?

Thanks guys and girls

Monday, 1 July 2013

Xbox One and PS4 playable at GameStop Expo!

GameStop Expo to offer hands-on with Xbox One and PS4

That's right the new consoles recently announced at E3 will be playable at GameStop Expo PowerUp Rewards! This expo will be held in America on the 28th of August and will be open to all GameStop members.

It will be the first time that the consumers will actually be able to play on the new consoles. 3 Months before they are due to go on sale around the world.

GameStop is encouraging its member to fork out $90 for VIP tickets that entitle them to “exclusive Q&A sessions in which they can pose questions about the consoles to panellists from Microsoft and Sony”. Also included is early show-floor access, a VIP longue, the chance to enter tournaments and a goodie bag – which amongst other things will have a copy of Madden 25 for Xbox 360.
Regular entry costs $35. Student discounts are also available. Customers are able to pay for tickets using their GameStop credit should they so choose.
So are you planning on going? Would you pay the extra to get the highly anticipated Q&A sessions on Xbox One and PS4?
Once having a hands on experience do you think you would change your mind on which console you would get for launch?
Personally I am a Sony man so it has to be PS4 for me.

See you next time.