PS4 4K Games and HDR

 

Game 4K? HDR? Extra Features
Agents of Mayhem No Yes Better textures, better shadows. Up to 60 frames per second.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Yes No  
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Yes No  
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection Yes No  
Battlefield 1 No No Increased resolution. Better shadow and terrain detail.
 Battlezone (VR)  No  No PlayStation VR: Increased resolution, dynamic lighting, and reflections.
 Bound  Yes  No PlayStation VR: Double the pixels and extra effects.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Yes No  
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Yes No  
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Yes No  
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Yes No  
Call of Duty: WWII No No 1620p
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy No No 1440p resolution.
Dark Souls 3 No No “Increased Framerate”
Days Gone
 Yes  Yes  
Death Stranding  Yes  Yes  
Destiny 2 Yes No  
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Yes Yes  
Dirt 4 No No Better lighting and shadows, better anti-aliasing.
Dishonored 2 No No Higher 1440p resolution, but not 4K.
 DriveClub VR (VR) No No  
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition Yes No Temporal antialiasing on 1080p displays.
Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Yes No Increased fidelity with 1080p displays.
F1 2017 Yes Yes Better image quality on 1080p displays.
Fallout 4 No No Native 1440p visuals, enhanced draw distance
 Farpoint
(VR)
 No  No  PlayStation VR: Crisper visuals.
FIFA 18 Yes Yes  
Final Fantasy XV  Yes  Yes  High frame rate option for 1080p displays.
Firewatch No No UI renders at 4K. Better detail distance and shadows on 1080p displays.
For Honor Yes No  
Get Even Yes No  
 Gran Turismo Sport  Yes  Yes  
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice No No 60 frames per second and increased resolution options.
 Helldivers  Yes  No  
Hitman  No  Available on 1/31/17  Higher 1440p resolution. UI renders at native 4K. Better textures, lighting, antialiasing, and higher overall resolution.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
 Yes  Yes  Better image quality on 1080p displays.
Infamous: Second Son Yes Yes  Smoother visuals on 1080p displays.
Infamous: First Light Yes Yes  Smoother visuals on 1080p displays.
Injustice 2 No No 1440p, better texture quality.
Killing Floor 2 Yes No Increased textures. Dynamic shadows are crisper. Higher frame rate on 1080p displays.
Knack 2 No No Options for either 1800p visuals or higher framerate.
L.A. Noire Yes No  
Lawbreakers No No 1440p, smoother framerate.
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Yes No  
 Mantis Burn Racing  Yes  No  Crisper resolution for 1080p displays.
Madden NFL 18 Yes Yes Will run at higher framerate (60+ fps) in 1080p.
Mafia III No No 1440p resolution, improved framerate.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
 Yes Yes  
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Yes No  
 NBA 2K18  Yes  Yes  
 Neon Chrome  Yes  No  
 Nioh  Yes  No  Antialiasing enhancement and frame rate boost options on 1080p displays.
Paragon No No 1080p and 60 frames per second
 PlayStation VR Worlds (VR)  No  No  
Prey No No Better visual quality, less texture pop-in.
Project Cars 2 No No Dynamic resolution, smoother framerate.
Pyre Yes No 60 frames per second.
 Ratchet & Clank  No  Yes  Higher resolution on 4K displays. More antialiasing. Crisper image on 1080p displays.
 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard  Yes  Yes  
Rez Infinite  Yes  No  Higher resolution when using PlayStation VR.
 Ride 2  Yes  No  
RIGS Mechanized Combat League (VR)  No  No  
Rise of the Tomb Raider Yes No Increased detail in 1080p. “High frame rate” mode in 1080p.
 Robinson: The Journey (VR)  No  No  Higher resolution, longer view distances, improved textures, and lighting.
 Rocket League  Yes  No Runs at 60 frames per second in 4K, “in all arenas.”
 Smite  Yes  No  
Sniper Elite 4 No No Faster loading times, better lighting, better framerate.
Spider-man Yes Yes  
Star Wars: Battlefront II No No 60 frames per second.
Tekken 7 No No Better textures, smoother framerate.
The Evil Within 2 No No Unlocked framerate, 1260p resolution.
The Last Guardian  Yes  Yes  
The Last of Us: Left Behind Yes Yes  More detailed terrain, buildings, and foliage. Higher quality shadows. 1800p 60 frames per second option.
The Last of Us: Remastered Yes Yes  More detailed terrain, buildings, and foliage. Higher quality shadows. 1800p 60 frames per second option.
 The Playroom VR (VR)  No  No  Increased resolution.
The Surge Yes Yes Option for 60 frames per second mode.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Yes Yes Better texture filter and ambient occlusion.
The Witness
Yes Yes  Increased anti-aliasing quality.
 Thumper  Yes  No  Better anti-aliasing.
Titanfall 2  No  No  Increased resolution and better shadows.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands No No Appears to be 1440p.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Yes Yes  More detailed terrain, buildings, and foliage. 1080p multiplayer resolution. Crisper graphics on 1080p displays.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Yes Yes 60 frames per second.
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (VR)  No  No  
 Viking Squad  Yes  No  
Watch Dogs 2 No No 1080p resolution, not 4K.
 Wheels of Aurelia  Yes  No  
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus No No 1440p resolution.
World of Tanks  Yes  Yes  Smoother frame rates.
WWE 2K18 No No 60 frames per second.

Not specified

God of War Steep
Hustle Kings Super Stardust Ultra
Knack XCOM 2

 

Dino Frontier PSVR Review

Welcome to Dino Frontier, it’s a tabletop management similator with cowboys and dinosaurs… What’s not to like? Nothing, it’s utterly brilliant at what it does, and it does everything marvellously.

It’s a shame that it needs to be in VR, it could work without it, and thus open up even more of the market, but VR does enhance the whole experience to another level completely.

So gameplay. You are the mayor of a small western town and it’s you’re job to look after the settlers, make them chop down trees for lumber, which helps you build new building, they also need to scavange for food, to keep their little bellies full. At the start you’ll be micro-managing everyone, but as you progress you’ll train dinosaurs to help out. Along the way you’ll also play a little tower defence game while you’r settlers will be digging for stone and gold. All these resources you’ll need as you get deeper into the game, upgrading is part of the process and you’ll be doing a lot of it.

The controls I found to be a little fiddly at first, but that was my problem and not an issue with the game, once I had my headset and wands in frame of the camera I could and did play for hours with barely a single problem.

There is a lot of detail here, and if you don’t zoom in you’ll likely miss most of it, to me this is where the richness of the game lies, it’s just watching you’re little peeps going about their daily business, as they chop down trees, scavange food, attack and are attacked by dinosaurs, turn trees into usable planks, and train at fighting, strategy and weights, all to get to the final mission.

In the tower defence game you’re settlers are attacked by The Bandit King! while your peeps are mining for gold and stone, at the start you’ll need to rush and get as much stone as you can to upgrade the defences and place settlers in them to defend the outpost, this can be a bit slow and frustrating at first, but once you get the hang of it and get the defences ready it’ll get a lot easier. You will need to upgrade the Wagon station to take more settlers, more settlers make for easier defending which makes for more stone and gold, which means more upgrades and so on.

Once you’ve hit a peak and can have no more dino’s and settlers, then it’s time to take on the Bandit King in his own lair. This is the end game and while you will win if you’ve trained everyone and all the dino’s to the max, you can continue going back and forth between the gold mine and your town. Once you’ve done that, you’ll probably want to finish and collect all the trophies, and to be honest it’s an easy game to 100%.

A couple of weeks later I came back to the game and started from scratch, finished everything, and came back again for this review, to make a video I played for what felt like 30 minutes, but what was in fact 3½ hours! Not bad for a game where I’m on my third play through.

From start to finish the campaign is a little short, roughly 3-4 hours, but it’s so enjoyable I’ve played it through 2 more times and I’m still loving it. This is the only thing that lets it down, it could have been a little longer, but it’s so damned enjoyable I really didn’t mind.

 

Dino Frontier is pure gold from start to finish.

10/10

 

http://www.uberent.com/dinofrontier/

2018 The best year ever for gaming?

There’s a shed load of new style survival games coming this year, not the usual find, craft, survive type games. More like The Last of Us but massively improved and updated.

First one: Death Stranding

Based on this video, I’m putting this on the top of my list right now.

 

 

And of course: The Last of Us 2

This needs no introduction at all, after all I’ve put in hundreds of hours in the single player and even more in the multiplayer. How much have you played it?

Lastly Days Gone

2018 is shaping up to be an awesome year for survival games.

Western Digital EX4100 Cloud Server Review

I recently sold my desktop PC, but before I did I needed a place to store my 2x4TB HDD’s and 2x2TB HDD’s. I had a huge amount of data on them and I did NOT want to lose it all.

So I purchased this cloud server with the intention of

  1. having a network share available anywhere in the world
  2. having somewhere to put my drives

I’d looked at various cloud servers for a couple of years and even considered building a PC with the intention of just being a file server, but to be honest at £330 it was a good price, considering I’d seen much more expensive systems, ranging from £400-£900, they were overkill, and this just fit my budget and needs perfectly.

 

First up, when you get the device you need to install the drives, but before you do BE WARNED… all the data is lost as this uses Linux file systems and cannot read and write NTFS, so the drives are formatted before it can use them. So backup first. I started messing with the web interface.

I like the GUI, it’s clean and simple, everything is tabulated and well laid out, home shows the above screen, users will let you add/remove/modify users and their access to various drives and folders, shares lets you control what is available and to whom, apps will let you install remote cloud service providers such as Amazon S3, Elephant drive, Dropbox and what files and folders get synced to these providers, cloud access is for setting up phones and tablets and what they can have access too, backups will let you create backup profiles for remote servers (FTP to this site and download the files) backup files internally to a drive, or backup to a USB drive (USB 3). Storage is where you setup a drive for the first time and settings is where you configure things like time and date, server name energy saving and time machine backups (OS X).

I’ve had this box of tricks now for a couple of weeks and I’m impressed, I have access to my Mac Mini, another desktop PC, my iPhone and iPad all without any fuss or pain… it just worked straight away with no problems.

I’m pleasantly surprised with the number of apps available for installation too, there’s WordPress, PHPbb, anti-virus, DVBlink for capturing TV to the cloud server, Joomla, Plex media server and more. While things like WordPress could be cool for personal use, for a small company or team it’s a great way to read up and projects and development. Same with PHPbb, only PHPbb is a little more interactive. You also have e-mule (does anyone actually use it anymore?) and even a torrent client for downloading straight to an internal drive.

Media streaming. While it does have the option to add Plex media server, it’s not something you’ll want to use, the internal CPU is very underpowered for transcoding video, it’ll try to do it, but more often than not it’ll fail. But if you just want to use plex for music or audiobooks, then it’ll play that all day long.

Around the back you have 2 x 1 Gbit ethernet ports that will link to create a 2 gbit port or allow synchronous read write from different sources at the same time, in other words, it shouldn’t choke with data traffic across a network, though if you have a large team all accessing at the same time, then it’ll be the drives slowing down and not the network. But to be honest, it’s absolutely fine for personal use, it’ll never be an issue. You also have the option of adding 2 x USB drives for either backup purposes or just increasing space, the front USB will also do the same.

 

Overall my impressions of the hardware is excellent, it’s well put together, it’s clean and simple, it’s low noise, it’s constantly self monitoring and goes into power saving mode when not in use. I just like it, for me to be able to stash 4 hard drives and then share the data to any user and device I allow and do it seamlessly is just incredible.

My sincere apologies

I am sorry for the complete removal of all my videos from youtube and for the complete deletion of the website.

My reasons are simple, I suffer from depression and SAD – Seasonal affective disorder. I have done for 20 years now, and while I do take anti-depressants (mirtazapine) it seems my dosage wasn’t high enough (it was 30mg now it’s maxxed out at 45mg. The dosage was increased and I’m balanced out again.

Suffering from depression can be bad and challenging enough, but couple that with SAD over the winter months and I get clinically and dangerously depressed.

All I can do is apologise for anyone who followed the blog and my videos, I was in really bad shape at the time. I had planned to publish a blog post entitled depression and suicide, but even I found it too bleak and even a little daunting, so I held off. Maybe I should have posted it…?

Anyway, I’ve restored the blog back to it’s rightful place, I can not do the same for the videos’, so I’ll just have to make new ones eventually.

Sorry again,

Darron