All Posts by: Jason Bassett

By Jason Bassett, February 28, 2013 0

Hideo Kojima is more excited about interaction than hardware it seems. In a recent interview with IGN, Kojima states that he is more excited in the social and long ranged feature sets of the Playstation 4 saying:

I can say that with every new generation of hardware the capabilities of the hardware increases. But up to this point it’s always been very much of a vertical evolution – of course, you expect things like visual fidelity, audio, frame rate. New features such as 3D capability, etc, etc. These things are a given. They come with the new hardware.”

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By Jason Bassett, February 27, 2013 0

Dues Ex: Human Revolution released in 2011 with great fanfare. Not only was the game revered for it’s great stealth gameplay, but excellent narrative. Since then, people have been clamoring for something new for Adam Jensen and Deus Ex…do we have what we’re looking for?

Well if you head over to NeoGAF, you’ll find that Square Enix has just trademarked the name “Deus Ex: Human Defiance”. Currently, the thread at NeoGAF suggests a few things. One of which, it could be a direct sequel to Human Revolution. Defiance could also be an HD remake of the original name. Putting the first two letters of the sub-name together, you will get HD.

Of course this is all wild speculation at the moment. Stay tuned as we hear more on this game in the future.

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By Jason Bassett, February 26, 2013 0

On the week after the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Big Boss wants to sneak out once again. But, now he will get a new chance to shine on the Playstation Vita. Players can now download Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the Playstation Vita starting today Playstation Blog revealed today.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes place several years after the events of Portable Ops and stars Naked Snake aka. Big Boss. Peace Walker has released on not only the original Playstation Portable, but has also released on the Playstation 3. Peace Walker has been one of the more requested Metal Gear games to appear on the Vita since Metal Gear Solid: HD Collections for the device did not come with Peace Walker.

In Peace Walker, you take the role of Big Boss who is now the commander of Militaires Sans Frontières, a “military without borders”. In the game you have a whole new way to recruit people just like in Portable Ops and you can even build your own Metal Gear!

 

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By Jason Bassett, February 26, 2013 0

According to Cliff Bleszinski, it seems as though the time is not right to be a console developer. That’s what Bleszinki recently said during an interview with GameIndustry.biz. In his interview Bleszinski states that:

“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s”. He goes on to say: “”I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil. I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time…I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.” (more…)

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By Jason Bassett, February 26, 2013 0

Version tested: Xbox 360

Fast is a good adjective to describe Raiden. Lightning-quick is another good one. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a very fast and highly violent video game–very violent. It’s possible that one could become nauseous at the violence in this game. That’s on the surface of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Deep within the core of Rising lies a very awesome and very challenging video game that will give you a deeper understanding of how Platinum Games and Kojima Productions have taken a project that was once almost dead and buried and turned it into one of the must have titles this year. (more…)

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By Jason Bassett, December 11, 2012 0

Square Enix officially announced Star Galaxy. A brand new social game that will work in-tune with your browser of choice. The entire page is mostly in Japanese and it’s was pretty hard to gauge at first read. The trailer that they provided didn’t help matters either with all the Japanese text. But, on the very bottom of the page, it says that the system of choice is Windows 7, Vista and 8. It also works with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

If you head over to the Twitter page, you’ll notice a lot of comments being aimed directly at Star Ocean; and it’s not pretty. Many people seem to be pretty pissed and/or disappointed over the result.

You can view the site here.

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Are you ready for a new Square Enix game announcement? Well, if you’re not, then you better be. Because Square Enix is about to lift the curtains on a…spacey game. If you head over to the countdown page, you’ll be treated to a new huge picture of space with a bunch of words on the right side. Not to mention the big clock and a Twitter feed running down at the bottom of the clock.

But what will the game be? Given the premise of the space shot, I would bet a lot of money on the game being a new Star Ocean. While the Star Ocean: The Last Hope received average reviews, we question on why they have gone back to the game when only 720,000 people bought the game. Regardless, Square Enix seems to be heading in that direction. We will have details as the announcement happens later in the day. So watch this space!

UPDATE

We’ll be updating this page when the game is announced. So stay right here!

10:09PM  - Ahhh…yeah…we’re still waiting for the big announcement. Twitter is ripping Square to bits… uh oh!

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By Jason Bassett, December 11, 2012 0

Version Tested: Xbox 360 (Also available on PlayStation 3). 

In March of 2001, Konami unleashed a new type of game on the world with Zone of the Enders. It was a completely different take on the Mech action genre and hailed as one of the very best the industry had seen. Zone of the Enders was developed by an in-house team at Konami, led by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. In this version of the game, Zone of the Enders HD features both entries of the original Playstation 2 hits: Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: 2nd Runner. Each of these games contain frantic action and great story telling.

But, is Zone of the Enders HD worth your pickup? (more…)

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By Jason Bassett, December 7, 2012 0

Tonight at the Video Game Awards, we were finally told what this year’s Game of the Year award is and that game is The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is an episodic downloadable title from TellTale Games and has been the topic of much conversation in the gaming world.

The Walking Dead managed to beat out other games like Journey which also been hyped to win the game of the year after Journey’s video game music composer Austin Wintory was nominated for a Grammy this week. Among the other nominees that were beaten were Mass Effect 3, Dishonored and Assassin’s Creed III.

The Walking Dead also won for Best Downloadable Game.

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By Jason Bassett, December 3, 2012 0

If you wanted to get more and more of those beautiful women that will kick you into next wednesday, well, we have your fix. Dead or Alive 5 PLUS has been officially announced for the Playstation Vita. The announcement was made on Youtube by the head of Team Ninja: Yosuke Hayashi.

While Hayashi didn’t give away too much, he did mention that players will be able to play on the go and that there will be more to look forward to. A tentative release date has been set for “an early stage next year”, so while there is nothing concrete other than the fact that Dead or Alive 5 is coming to the Vita, it’s still pretty promising.

You can check out the video after the break. (more…)

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By Jason Bassett, December 2, 2012 0

Yesterday, Ubisoft officially released the U-Play app and is now available through the Nintendo Wii-U’s EShop. When the user downloads and installs the application, the user will need to enter a username and password to access special features upon using the application.

Some of the features the user has access to are information of games that Ubisoft releases, rewards, achievements and other content. Some of the content, however is still locked like U-Play TV, friends, and even more interestingly enough the the U-Play shop. When checking the Ubisoft website, these features are listed as Coming Soon.

Some of the games having already been released that work with the new app are Assassin’s Creed III, Raving Rabbids, and ZombiU.

Source: Polygon.

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