My favorite part of being a Wii U owner is the Miiverse community. Always awesome, always fun, and always posting the most brilliant and random art. Thanks to popular demand, Nintendo has decided to up the character limit on Miiverse posts from 100 to 200. Also added is new filtering options, but the main attraction is the ability to post with more flexibility than twitter. This is exciting news indeed if you love talking games in Nintendo’s specialized fan communities. Look for me on Miiverse and friend Tomcast! Mention gamevain.com in your request!
If you’re like me, you love your Vita, but sometimes feel like it doesn’t love you back. Well, the one way melodrama ends this week with two hot releases and one hot free game for plus owners. First and foremost, previously Wii exclusive title, Muramasa hits Vita. If you haven’t played it, get ready for some of the most beautiful visuals ever with odd control mechanics that take some time to master. Speaking of difficult, Hotline Miami hits with a cross buy promotion. Finally, Playstation Plus owners will get Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward for free. I, for one, andRead More
One of the best PC indie releases is getting the red carpet treatment on PSN next week. Cross buy enabled (buy it once for PS3 and Vita), get ready for some great action, puzzle-like design, music engineered to play with your senses, and a beautifully surrealist story all in one drug induced bloody great package. Hopefully this means the Vita edition of Lone Survivor isn’t far off!!
If you’re like me and don’t give a crap about television, then you may not have known Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has been having a whole video game week and showing sneak peeks at the next generation of gaming. Definitely worth checking out on Hulu or any other television streaming service. Unlike most celebrities who only seem to show lip service to games when they absolutely have to, Fallon has a genuine love for games and it shows when he plays Phil Spencer in Killer Instinct. Worth noting that if you only want to watch Fallon talk about games,Read More
Today, Microsoft announced the following: An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360. Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does todayRead More
Since the inception of the eShop, Nintendo seems to have always been a step behind on its internet strategy. The biggest flaw of the 3DS was if you downloaded an eShop game, your save was tied to that game file. Meaning, if you ran out of room on your SD Card, and you wanted to delete a game file, your save was dead too presuming you can’t back up the entire game to a PC. Thanks to a new update, the 3DS eShop full games can now have a local save backup in the event you have to delete yourRead More
Well, it’s that time again! Where I talk about stuff no one cares about. Today I played Surgeon Simulator 2013 Steam Edition and talked about how awesome Sony and Microsoft are and how well E3 went this year. Topics included are: Wii U sucks, Xbox One sucks, and PS4 sucks despite it sucking the least. Just check out the video below.
If you have been following all the E3 news, and let’s face it who hasn’t. You know that Nintendo decided not to have a presentation as in previous years. They instead decided to make all of their announcements in a Nintendo Direct video on the morning of the 2nd day of the conference. When this was announced a lot of reports were saying that Nintendo was finished. The same could be said for the poor sales numbers for the WiiU. As I watched the “presentation” I couldn’t help but think how brilliant the plan actually was. You had Mr. IwataRead More
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Publisher: Natsume Developer: Marvelous Interactive Software Released: February 23, 2012 (Japan) November 6, 2012 (North America) Available On: 3DS Every Harvest Moon that comes out, I purchase. Not because I’m totally in love with the game, I am, but because I love to see what they do with each game and the ease of the user interface for the series. In A New Beginning (we’ll shorten this long title to ANB) your character moves into a small town that is losing people at a rather rapid pace courtesy of the failing economy in the town.Read More
Both Microsoft and Sony have made it clear with their latest consoles that backward compatibility is not on the docket. Microsoft took things one step too far though. When asked about why the Xbox One will not feature it, Don Mattrick – head of interactive entertainment business – said to The Wall Street Journal, “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” and justifying that statement with the statistic of only 5% of users take advantage of backwards compatibility. I want to take a second and let that one stew; according to Microsoft, users who are the most loyal to theirRead More
E3 is upon us again and people have been itching to know what new detail about the next-gen console or the new game is going to be announced since the last E3 the year before. Wait, what’s E3 you ask? For all you gamers not getting with the lingo here, E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual video game convention/fair where all the major game developers and publishers show off their new product. Unlike other video game conventions, E3 is exclusive to the industry and many of its facets. So the public will have to make do with internetRead More
This week, we have given Microsoft a lot of shit for not being clear about their stance on used games, and rightfully so. Any company that treats their users like criminals deserves every bit of contempt they receieve, but everyone seems to be forgetting that Sony hasn’t exactly been crystal clear on this issue either. With the new console generation filing out at the end of the year, E3 around the corner, and everyone dodging the same questions, I have never been less excited for the next consoles. Gamers need to be aware of two things, one of them theyRead More