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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 27, 2015 0

Straight from the world of Orience comes a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 in the style of an in-universe news report. In this clip the announcer gives us the low down on the combat mechanics in this latest entry in the Final Fantasy series. 3 classmates fight alongside one another each of them possessing a special weapon. If one of your comrades dies in battle you are able to swap them out with one of your reserves classmates.

This action RPG looks absolutely fantastic – mixing combat system with a pretty neat elemental magic system this looks like a game that RPG fans will be playing for months. Final Fantasy Type-0 was originally released in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable in Japan. It was announced for the Xbox One and PS4 with upgraded visuals at last year’s E3 and will be available on Western shores on March 17th 2015. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 26, 2015 0

Last week’s PlayStation Store update packed whole lot of brand new games with everything from brand a new RPG, the return of some classic survival horror and even the chance to travel to hell with a Saint’s Row spin-off. There is something for everyone in the latest PSN update!

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 14, 2015 0

Can you believe that the Mario Party series is about to celebrate its tenth instalment? Mario and friends just keep finding reasons to throw elaborate board game themed parties and this time the excitement is coming to the Nintendo WiiU. During this morning’s Nintendo Direct we learned several new details about the game as well as its North American release date – March 20th 2015.

Mario Party 10 will include over 70 different mini-games, support for a brand new line of amiibo figures based off of classic Super Mario characters, new game boards based on your favourite characters will be available in MP10 and an all new mode called “Bowser Party”. Personally I think Bowser Party sounds the most interesting as it allows one player to play against everyone else using the WiiU game pad. Sure Mario’s nemesis has long annoyed us as an NPC on the game board in previous Mario Party titles but now you can ruin friendships by stealing their power stars!

Check out the trailer from today’s Nintendo Direct after the jump. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 14, 2015 0

The rest of the world received Nintendo’s most recent iteration of their flagship handheld the New Nintendo 3DS last fall and now the console maker has taken the wraps off of their North American launch plans. The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available in Canada and the United States on February 13th for a suggested retail price of $229.99 CDN. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your 3DS now might just be the right time as apparently pre-orders are selling out fast.

What new features await owners of this new handheld? New 3DS XL adds two additional shoulder buttons, a second analogue stick, in the form of the C-Stick (remember those from the GameCube?), a faster processor and Near Field Communication (NFC) support for the Nintendo Amiibo line of figures. A firmware update set to be released alongside the new console will enable Amiibo support. If you own a copy of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS that game is significantly improved on the new hardware. Not only does the NN3DS boot up Smash Bros much faster but you can also execute smash attacks instantly using the C-Stick.

We’ll have more on the New Nintendo 3DS as the North American launch date approaches. Check out the trailer for the hardware after the jump.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 4, 2015 0

Owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection can now enjoy the Xbox One only multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians. Players were able to ring in the new year with a killing spree as the beta began last week on December 28th and will last until January 18th. A major update to the beta was released a few days ago that adds more weapons and a brand new game mode.

The new mode is called ‘Breakout’ where every player begins the match with only one life and the first team to win five rounds claims victory. In terms of new maps  Regret joins the list of available maps, Regret is a remake of the multiplayer map Midship from 2004′s Halo 2. 

Check out a full list of maps and weapons available in the beta below after the jump.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, January 4, 2015 0

It’s a brand new year and more importantly a brand new month and that means a whole crop of new PlayStation Plus games to try out. InFamous, one of Sony’s premiere first party franchises makes the jump to the instant game collection with a gratis copy of Infamous: First Light. That’s not all Sony has in store, read on to find out what other surprises await PlayStation 3 and PS Vita owners. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 30, 2014 0

The holiday season isn’t exactly a hot bed of new video game news but Nintendo doesn’t really take time off. Over Christmas the Big N released a whole slew of classic games from their back catalogue onto the 3DS and Wii U virtual consoles. If you’ve got some downtime between now and the inevitable New Years Day hangover  then why not sink some time into the original Mario Bros?

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 25, 2014 0

If you got a brand new PlayStation 4 for Christmas I hope you weren’t planning on using it on the PlayStation Network today as it appears that PSN is down due to a distributed denial of service attack. It appears that users all across North America are having issues logging into PSN on their consoles leading some to believe that hackers are targeting the PlayStation Network login servers.

A group of “hackers” on twitter calling themselves “Lizard Squad” have taken responsibility for today’s outage. They took to social media to request that their twitter account receive more than 10,000 re-tweets before they would cease their attack.

We are able to verify that attempts to sign into PSN from western Canada are being met with a message of “The Service Is Undergoing Maintenance”. At the time of writing the PlayStation Store website was also unavailable.

As soon as PSN comes back online we’ll update this post.

Source: Kotaku

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 9, 2014 0

The PlayStation celebrated 20 years of gaming over this past weekend with the PlayStation Experience capping off the festivities. Alongside all of the big announcements Sony also released this adorable little video featuring some of the key gaming moments from the past two decades. Get ready to go d’awwwwe at the sight of Parappa the Sackboy!

Check out the full video after the jump along side a complete list of launch games from every PlayStation home console. Did you buy any of these consoles at launch? Let us know in the comments section. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, December 9, 2014 0

The next entry in Capcom’s long running fighting franchise, Street Fighter V, will be a PlayStation exclusive. A stunning announcement for sure considering the fact that all of the entries in the Street Fighter IV series were multiplatform on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!  Alongside the announcement Capcom released two trailers – One titled “Rise Up” centered around the fighting game community – and another that showcases brief gameplay featuring Ryu and Chun-Lee.

Players on PC & PS4 will be able to fight against each other both companies also announced at the PlayStation Experience.  No further details have been revealed but Capcom will be live-streaming the first ever SFV  match during the CapCom Cup on December 13th.

Check out both trailers after the jump. We’ll have more details as they become available.

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