Sony has released the full uncut version of Quantic Dream‘s PlayStation 4 tech demo video, dubbed The Dark Sorcerer: A Next-Gen Comedy. The demo offers a look at what can be achieved on the new console. Quantic Dream is yet to announce a true PS4 game title.
The tech demo running in realtime 1080p on PS4:
The Dark Sorcerer, Quantic Dream's latest shortfilm created using our new PS4 engine and running realtime is here : https://t.co/P8HRNeVkol
The video below is an exclusive Wired video that shows Xbox One TV integration. As noted by a NeoGAF user, Microsoft seems to have faked the Xbox One Live demo reveal and judging by the video the actual UI is choppy, slow, and not smooth the way it looked like during the reveal:
User jaypah said, “Yeah, we found out shortly after the show. Apparently that wasn’t the actual episode of Price is Right that was live at the time. Plus there were videos of an actual demonstration and while it worked OK (choppy video on initial channel pull-up), it wasn’t as smooth as the stage presentation.”
User Kyoufu said, “Yeah there’s a video interview where they actually show the real UI with the snap feature runs at like 5 frames per second. They faked all of it on stage.”
For me, I have noticed two things that caught my eye which should prove the demo was actually staged:
1- Yusuf Mehdi, who gave the demo, had to put his left hand into his pocket whenever he talked to Kinect and issued a command:
Xbox One Reveal Demo UI Faked?
2- I know that Bing changes the background in a daily basis (correct me if I’m wrong), so how come, Bing showed the same image during the demo which was shown again on the prepared footage, which must be done since weeks or even months ago, while showing the Xbox features and specs?:
Xbox One Reveal Demo UI Faked?
Microsoft is already in hot water following a disastrous Xbox One announcements with vague features and lack of clear responses especially for DRM and used games issues.
However, the company should be prepared for another backlash if the presentation turns to be totally staged.
To watch the full Xbox reveal, watch the video below:
Microsoft Ad Spoofs Google Chrome Now Everywhere Ad
It’s hard to argue that Chrome isn’t getting a prominent rise on both desktop and mobile. To that ends, Google launched a TV ad addressing the ubiquitous state of their browser, dubbed Now Everywhere, the ad highlights that “one browser for your laptop, phone and tablet. When you use Chrome across all of your devices, your web gets better, everywhere.” However, after the new ad came out, Microsoft manged to spoof that emphasizing Google’s main revenue source: Ads and related privacy concerns. The ad is said to be internal but leaked eventually.
Watch the original Google Ad below, followed by the Microsoft spoof. What do you think?
Samsung Takes Another Jab At Apple with New Galaxy S4 Ad
Samsung in a mission to popularize its latest flagship Galaxy S4 but at the expense of Apple. A new Ad for GS4 pokes fun at Apple’s iPhone 5. GS4 features are way much more than the iPhone 5, and its specs beat Apple’s latest smartphone in terms of almost everything. Watch the Ad right below:
Although Samsung started this kind of mocking Ads, last week Microsoft and Nokia poked fun at both iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. A marketing initiative from Microsoft, with a touch of humor, to address its position as number three. The Ad states “Don’t fight. Switch“
Here’s the video:
Apple is expected to announce its iOS 7 at WWDC in which the company said to undertake major changes to the outdated system.