Those who have been following the development of Sony's very own virtual reality head-mounted display, which is said to go up against the Oculus Rift, will be happy to know that a patent for this has been published in Christmas 2013.
However, it seems that there is still little detail added to what is already known about the head-mounted display, and it's already not much to begin with. The Oculus Rift already has quite a lot of developments that have been publicized, Sony's VR headset is still lacking in the crucial details that can be a deciding factor for those who are still thinking of switching to the next-gen PS4.
PlayStation Lifestyle has delved deeper into the patent and found a couple of interesting points that may be related to the VR headset in development. Considering that Sony has dabbled in the technology for several times, there is a possibility that previous patents and technology may find its way to the new Sony VR headset.
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One of these technologies may be from Sony Japan's, which ensures a lesser strain on the gamer because of the way that the device is structured to evenly displace the load on the user's entire head.
Sensors were also mentioned, including those that measure brightness, accelerometer and even a mounting sensor, which can add information to the overall CPU of the VR headset.
These are good additions, especially if Sony will be building on existing designs and features, expected on the VR headset for the PS4. With DriveClub rumored to make use of a VR headset, this will definitely put the PS4 at a good position once the influx of new games and accessories hit the next-gen console wars in 2014.
Year-end PS4 Stock Finds
Before 2013 officially ends, here is a final roundup of where you can still order a PS4, if you still haven't yet.
The first is at Newegg, which still sells the PS4 console and DualShock 4 controller bundle for $399.99. However, as noted in the Web site, you will need to purchase this item with a combo. You can check out in the link above which other items you can add to the bundle to get the PS4 console at its base price.
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Another place to book your orders is in GameStop, which carries the PlayStation 4 Epic Bundle 12. Unlike the offer in Newegg, this will set you back $749.93, but it's called the epic bundle for a reason.
The bundle includes the PS4 console and DualShock 4 controller, a copy of NBA 2K14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and a PlayStation Plus subscription. You can check the full details of the PS4 epic bundle in the link above.
Titanfall Has Sniping, Scoping Ineffective
One of the awaited Xbox console-exclusive games, Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment, has recently been given more details, this time on how there are still FPS means that are adapted in the game.
Gamingbolt reported in the forums of the developer, one of the developers has said there will be sniping in the game, but this will be delivered in a different way compared to military shooter games. "Quick scoping and no scoping are ineffective," the developer said.
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Games With Gold For January
Over at the Xbox Newswire, the January Games with Gold have already been detailed. On the first day of January 2014, gamers can already usher in the year while playing with two titles that will be made available for the Xbox 360 Games with Gold program.
Sleeping Dogs will be available for the first half of the month from Jan. 1-15, while Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be available from Jan. 16-31. As usual, these two titles will be available for free during the mentioned timeframe for Xbox Live Gold members.
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