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
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
When you take history into account, you’ll see remarkable things that seem to pop out of nowhere or that things happen all of a sudden that will shape how the future generation lives. Those things happen in the video game industry too. Games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, and etc. were so big, they were like shouting at the whole world with a blow horn. They made this huge impact to kids everywhere, even making them decide how they see themselves in the future. Well, it’s the 21st century, and boy how things have changed. Sure enough there isn’tRead More
How many of you remember your very first encounter with a video game? Some would have answered spending their childhood in arcade shops and busting out your quarters. Well, I remember mine too. It was Crash Bandicoot. If you have no idea what this game is all about, then you’re probably too young to even know what system it was played on. I was first exposed to this game back in the late ’90s. Yeah, this was my whole world during the weekends. How about I take you back in time and show you how awesome this game was forRead More
Last year saw the releases of games such as The Walking Dead: The Game(later would be announced as 2012′s game of the year), Max Payne 3, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. These are only the tip of the iceberg on what seems like a vast amount of game releases. Clearly game developers would want to up the ante on the games they plan on releasing the next year. Fans are clammoring over the titles I’m about to show you, provided you too are excited about these. One was, for some reason,Read More
A couple of days ago, Sony unveiled its new PlayStation console. Or rather, a new update to it. The new PlayStation 3 is slimmer, sleeker, and lighter than ever before. This bad boy is given a boost from its seemingly minute capacity of 160GB and 320GB hard drive, it is now packing either the already big 250GB or the insane 500GB hard disk drive. A white version is said to be released in Japan and other regions afterwards according to Sony. No word yet on a white version for North America. Along with that, cheaper models with a 12GB flashRead More
Isn’t buying games and other stuff online such a great idea? Korea doesn’t think so. Sony Computer Entertainment announced this week that they will directly cut off the network to PlayStation Store in South Korea, suspending all purchases and downloads made there from the 29th of June. This is due to the country’s new “Promotion Act. Which clearly wouldn’t sit very well to gamers in South Korea. The law will be in effect as of July 1st.
How many times have you heard that the Wii U will suffer from previous gen technology when Sony and Microsoft come out with their next consoles? I know I’ve seen this on twitter, G4, Neogaff, Destructoid, IGN, the watercooler at work, and in your mom’s diary. My point being that people have already started writing off the Wii U’s technical power and that is a load of bullshit. Fact: Wii U Graphics LOOK AMAZING! Developers have been quoted for saying the graphics of the Wii U are slightly under the par of the current generation. It can still render whatRead More