NEW Ratchet and Clank game for PS4!!!

Got some sweet info from my sources. Looks like theirs going to be a new Ratchet and Clank game coming out soon! From what I hear it’s possibly for the PS4, so I’m even more excited for a system I was already over excited for. So, here’s what I got:

“Ratchet and Clank are back! The beloved duo return with an original single-player epilogue to the acclaimed Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. Ratchet & Clank®: Into the Nexus is a story-driven platform adventure with humor and heart, featuring outrageously upgraded weapons, extreme planet hopping and brand new worlds begging to be explored. Into the Nexus marks a true return to form for the acclaimed series.

After one of the most infamous manhunts in galactic history results in the capture of Vendra Prog, Ratchet and Clank offer to escort the dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After a daring orbital jailbreak at the forgotten edge of the galaxy, Ratchet and Clank find themselves lost in an abandoned sector. There, in deepest space, they uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe—and forces Ratchet to decide what’s really important.

Features: A return to the Future – Series protagonists, Ratchet and Clank, return along with Captain Qwark, Talwyn, Cronk and Zephyr in a brand-new, story-driven single-player adventure.

Even more crazy weapons and gadgets for your arsenal– Arm yourself with a variety of exotic new weapons and gadgets, including the Winterizer and Nether Blades.

Clank strikes back – All-new gameplay offers inter-dimensional challenges where Clank can alter gravity, manipulate objects and solve mind-bending platforming puzzles.

Discover new worlds… and the dangers of space – Traverse through the zero-gravity of space and explore a mysterious sector filled with new planets to explore along with hidden dangers and dark secrets yet to be uncovered.”

The PS4 isn’t even out yet….

GameStop has no more PS4 consoles for sale… even though the console isn’t even out yet. The console pre-order supply has run dry several months before the release of Sony’s next-generation home gaming device. I guess it’s kind of obvious who’s winning the pre-console war race right now.

PlayStation Lifestyle is reporting that GameStop’s hardware stock of pre-order units for the PS4 has run out, shortly after the company was given the greenlight from Sony to unhinge the lever of limited pre-orders.

The spigot of sales has now been plugged, but not because Sony or GameStop put a halt to it, simply because supply has not met demand and they’re all out.

At the time of publishing for PS Lifestyle’s article, there were still expensive bundle packs available for the console. However, as of the writing of this article, even all the bundle packs for the PlayStation 4 have been completely sold out… everything.

Previously, we reported on the PlayStation 4′s worldwide pre-order status, where the console had managed to become one of Amazon’s best selling home consoles for 2013. Heck, even the OUYA managed to get in on the action, out-pacing the Xbox One over in Canada on Amazon.

But the real story here is that there is an overwhelming movement of gamers who have undoubtedly, unquestionably pledged their allegiance to Sony once the floodgates were opened. Why? Simple: The principle of maintaining the integrity of video game culture.

A lot of people may see this console war as a battle of brands, but core gamers see it as a battle of industry values. We were almost on the cusp of losing everything with the Xbox One’s previous DRM measures and no gamer in their right mind could stand to support a future where there is no future for gaming.

The outpouring of dedication to the medium of interactive entertainment from gamers has been both soul-nourishing and a community-validating affair that echoes volumes of love, passion and diligence for the art and craft of video games.

Even though Microsoft has reneged on the DRM measures, a lot of gamers still want to show that they are a force to be reckoned with; despite being a minority, the core gamer is still a massive force of immeasurable willpower that can dictate the flow of the market, when they’re willing… and boy do they seem willing right now.

Microsoft has an uphill struggle ahead of them: they’ll need to win back over an audience they alienated with foreign policies of an anti-gaming nature and they’ll need to prove that the lifeblood of the industry – the indie developers – have a home on a console that isn’t just about pacifying the opulence of top-tier publishers.

Both Nintendo and Sony have proven that they understand that games start with game developers and they’re doing everything in their power to nurture and foster the growth of ingenuity and creativity, and any gamer who loves gaming has got to love that.

All that said… the console war has still yet to start and I’m certainly geeked to see how it all plays out when things get underway this fall. We’ll definitely keep you posted on the numbers as they continue to roll in.

I was always going to get the PS4, why I’m not getting the Xbox One.

Honestly, right now the fact that Kinect is required to be connected is really the only thing that keeps me from getting them both. I don’t mind that the PS4 is 50% more powerful and $100 less, I don’t even mind that the Kinect is packaged in, I just don’t want to be forced to use it. I’ve always had every platform since the NES vs Master System days. It’s not the mere fact that it could be used for illicit purposes (think NSA scandal), but on a more accepted level, it’s another point of failure. The Xbox 360 had a severe Quality issue, I personally went through 4 Xbox 360s while my launch 20GB PS3(recently upgraded to a 500GB drive) is still chugging along. My point is that the Camera adds another point of failure, perhaps not due to mechanical, but accidental incidents such as falling to the ground if on top of a TV, or a child knocking it to the ground when it in front of the TV. And if I were to wrap it up and put it away when not in use, I shouldn’t have to get it back out to just play Mass Effect 7: Search for the Pirates Gold or Call of Duty: Night Stalkers (now with Vampires AND Werewolves), where the control is best with just the controller. The Kinect’s requirement to be always connected (especially for a family with young children) puts a real hindrance to owning Microsoft’s machine. The PS4 really blew me away at E3, and the fact that  it’s $100 less, more powerful, and if I wanted a a camera, it’s only $60 away. Not to mention how much better of a service PS+ is for a person like me (I prefer single player games, so the freebees and game discounts are very attractive to me, not to mention I have a Vita and the instant game collection paid for itself. Besides, CoD and Battlefield are better on PC, hell all games with a PC version are better on PC). I was always going to get a PS4, Sony really has  better and more varied first party developers, rivaled only by Nintendo. Microsoft really only has Forza and Halo…Gears has grown tired, and other than Crimson Dragon, nothing on the new system interests me. I don’t feel I will be missing much avoiding Microsoft’s console this next generation. And those media functions are useless to me and a growing segment of the population who don’t watch “live” TV and center our passive entertainment around digital media and streaming. Sure, Microsoft’s new system has those functions, but so does the PS4 and my Media PC (2500k+GTX660…games real nice), hell the Ouya. Microsoft also let one of their best assets collapse into itself, I speak now about Rare. Talk about wasted talent, why did Microsoft even buy them? They did Wonders for Nintendo, and Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts was pretty fun. Microsoft’s disregard for Indies really irks me to. Some of the most fun I’ve had recently have been with indie games, and seeing games like Fez being treated like second class citizens on Xbox, while being respected on Steam (I’m talking about MS charging the maker $10,000 to patch the game…it’s free to do on Steam), really irks me. I guess the price is a bit much, but I worked a summer to get a Saturn (Got a PS1 for Christmas….memories), so to get the handful of exclusives that might interest me in the future, I might have considered an Xbox One, regardless the $100 price difference in spite the performance deficit (again I remember the Saturn costing more than the PS1, yet the PS1 was quite a bit more powerful and cheaper), but the requirement for the camera being connected is too much, not to mention that inspite of TWO WEEKS (or months if take the backlash Adam Orth got from his Tweets) of ranting and raving, MS went ahead with that moronic DRM Scheme at E3. If there was anytime to say your not doing something so stupid, it would have been at your conference. Instead they saw how the PS4 dominated in pre-orders and internet love, and reacted. Microsoft is a company that is just after the money. What they should be after is a happy customer, because if you go after a happy customer money will always follow, but if you ignore the customer and go after money, the customer will go away.