All Posts by: Rae Michelle Langdon
Do you enjoy video games? Well, if you are reading our site you must – at least to some extent. How would you like to make your own video games without knowing how to code in C++ or other languages? If you answered yes to any of those questions you might want to pay attention to this week’s humble bundle sale because they are practically giving away (what is in my opinion) one of the most robust and user friendly video game creation tools ever for as little as $1. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Clickteam, Development Tools, Humble Bundles, Multimedia Fusion 2
Our console’s start-up sound effects can easily become etched in our memories, you’ll probably hear the starting roar of your favorite console a few hundred times – if not more. To celebrate the recent European launch of the PlayStation 4 Sony has released a short montage featuring the starting sounds for all four of their home consoles from the last 18 years.
Hearing the PlayStation one boot up effect again reminds me of the closing days of ’98 where I worked my way through Resident Evil 2 slaying zombies for hours. I didn’t even own the game I’d just keep renting it over and over; my parents must have hated me. As for the PS2, this video reminds me of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as that game came out right when I was old enough to buy mature titles. I didn’t own a PS3 until Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of The Patriots came out in 2008.
Check out the video after the jump and share your memories in the comments section. (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Playstation 2, PlayStation 4, Retrospective, Start Up Sound
Did you miss out on Keiji Inafune’s last post mega man project, Soul Sacrifice? Sony has posted this latest Vita exclusive role-playing game for all PlayStation Plus subscribers to enjoy. We don’t know how long the game will be available so you should grab it as soon as possible – sometimes free games are available for a few months and other times they’re gone after only a few short weeks.
The install clocks in at about 1.8 GBs, so if you are still using one of the 4GB memory cards that often ships with the PlayStation Vita you might be in a bit of trouble.Posted in: Sony Tags: Download, Free Game, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Store, ps vita, PSN, Soul Sacrifice
Owners of Microsoft’s recently released Xbox One console are reporting a very particular issues – a grinding disc drive that fails to read discs properly. We don’t know how widespread the issue is, as the console is only 48 hrs old as of the writing of this article, but Kotaku reports at least 4 different YouTube videos outlining the same issue with the disc drives. Similarly they also received over a hundred different emails from readers who were affected by the busted disk drives –heck gaming mega site IGN also reported that one of their console had the same problem.
Regardless of how widespread the DVD drive issues are, Microsoft has promised to take care of all those affected. In a rather lengthy quote, as reported by VG 247, a spokesperson for Microsoft outlined the various ways that gamers can get a hold of them should their console break. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft Tags: Broken Console, Busted Console, Disc Drive, RROD, Xbox One
Atlus has released a very cryptic trailer for the newest entry in their Shin Megami Tensei franchise, the highly anticipated Persona 5. A very brief trailer was posted online today, which reveals little about the title. In the less than minute long trailer we see five chairs fade into existence against a red backdrop. The only readable text (for those not fluent in Japanese) teases us about being slaves and craving emancipation – honestly we are just as confused you are at this point.
Persona 5 is currently in development and is scheduled to release sometime in 2014 for the PlayStation 3 in Japan with no solid details for a western release. Those of you hoping for a next-generation Persona are out luck for the time being, but this move shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The last main game in the series, Persona 4, was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2008 – two years after the release of the PS3! It was also ported to the PlayStation Vita with several improvements as Persona 4: Golden last year.
Check out the teaser trailer for yourself after the jump. (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Announcement, Atlus, Game Reveal, Index Corp, Persona 5, PS3, Sega
Square Enix has decided to delay the upcoming re-mastered versions of Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2 the publisher announced this morning. Instead of launching on the PlayStation 3 this November the collection has been moved to March 21st 2014 for the PlayStation 3 in North America. No news on the release date of the upcoming Vita version of the Final Fantasy X HD re-masters, but Square Enix issued a small statement to Joystiq where they will clear things up at a ‘future date’.
Final Fantasy X / X-2 has been touched up for the current generation of consoles with enhanced graphics and both games pressed on to a single disc. Other improvements that Square announced include the inclusion of 60 re-arranged music tracks and cross-save support for those who will be playing it on both PS Vita and PS3.
More information is available at the source link.Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Collection, delay, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, HD Remake, PS3, Square Enix, vita
Did you pick up a PlayStation 4 this past Friday? Well it seems that a million gamers brought home a new console, as Sony has announced that one million consoles where placed in the hands of gamers within the first 24 hours. The PlayStation 4 launched in North America on Friday November 15th and is scheduled for release in Europe later this month and Japan in early 2014.
Sony’s latest console launched alongside the following retail games: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition, Just Dance 2013, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Lego: Marvel Super Heroes, Madden NFL 25, Need for Speed: Rivals and Skylander’s Swap Force.
We will have more on the PlayStation 4 in the coming weeks. Some of our staff members have already received their consoles – so reviews are inbound!
Source: Sony Press ReleasePosted in: Sony Tags: launch, New Consoles, PS4, sales figures
Everyone might be talking about the impending release of the PlayStation 4 but Nintendo hasn’t forgotten their handheld’s devoted following with the announcement of a Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow. Both Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe will be simultaneously broadcasting this latest game focused showcase.
Some games that may be highlighted during tomorrow’s stream: Mario Gold 3DS, Bravely Default Fairy, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and perhaps the upcoming Mario Kart 3DS. If Nintendo really wants to shake away some coverage from Microsoft and Sony’s upcoming console launches maybe they should throw in a brief teaser for Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS.
You’ll be able to catch the Nintendo Direct through this link at 8 A.M PST!Posted in: News, Nintendo Tags: 3ds, Live Stream, Nintendo 3DS, nintendo 3DSXL, Nintendo Direct, Press Conference
Warner Bros Interactive has announced a brand new Lord of the Rings videogame with the reveal of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. A third person action game, Mordor casts the player as Talion a range whom is killed while battling the forces of Mordor. As he draws his final breath Talion is revived by the spirit of vengeance and given the same powers that the Ring Wraiths posses. Sworn to destroy the forces that ended his mortal existence, Shadow of Mordor sounds like an awesome tale of revenge with a fantasy twist.
The developers have also revealed one of the game’s unique mechanics – the fact that each enemy you encounter is different. Every character will have their own attributes such as strength, their own personality and their own weaknesses. Also briefly mentioned was the Nemesis System where Talion will forge rivalries with enemy NPCs. It is unknown if the Nemesis System pertains to only major characters in the story-line or if its type specific, similar to the way that players can have a “favoured” enemy in some pen & paper systems, affording them extra bonuses.Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Announcement, PS3, PS4, Warner Bros Interactive, Xbox 360, Xbox One