September 19, 2012

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX Is Now A Thing

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Seung Lee

That’s right, the popular RPG franchise that involves both Disney and Final Fantasy characters, Kingdom Hearts, is receiving a new game. If you were expecting Kingdom Hearts III, though, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMIX was announced today at TGS, and it’ll be exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

Included in the game will be: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. 358/2 Days was exclusive on the Nintendo DS, so those of you without DSes or 3DSes are in luck. The Final Mix version of Kingdom Hearts was also never released outside of Japan. It includes a few extra cutscenes, weapons, and bosses.

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Jet Set Radio HD: Review

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Matthew Regier

Sega has brought back a blast from the past with a new shiny gloss. It’s time dust off those roller skates and tune in back into Jet Set Radio HD. After 12 long years this fan favorite Dreamcast title is back. Fresh onto the virtual shelves of PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC, Jet Set Radio a hip, colourful experience about tagging the streets and pulling off tricks on roller skates while do so. During its initial release, Jet Set Radio was showered with praise for its unique overall design, catchy and upbeat soundtrack and winner of E3’s “Best Console Game” in 2000. After more than a decade, does Jet Set Radio HD still hold itself up against this new generation of games?

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Mass Effect Franchise Continues On, Bioware Working On New Next-Gen IP

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Joshua Rust

With the conclusion of the trilogy of Mass Effect, many fans (including myself) have wondered…”What’s next for Mass Effect if anything?”. Today, via the Bioware blog, Aaryn Flynn Bioware General Manager announced some new details.

“Executive Producer Casey Hudson and his team are coming off an amazing eight-year run with the Mass Effect trilogy. But they’re not done yet. We are releasing more multiplayer content and we have more single-player stories coming throughout the next six months, including Omega which is coming in the Fall. But the Mass Effect universe is vast, and Casey and our teams have plans for another full game. “Where to go next?” with such a project has been a question a lot of us have been asking, and we’d all love to hear your ideas.”

While work on the next Mass Effect game is under way, Casey Hudson and crew are “putting together their vision for an all new game set in a fictional universe, built from the bottom-up with all new gaming technology.”

Where can Bioware go next? We already have space, fantasy, and Star Wars…what else is there really?


Zone of the Enders HD Collection Out Next Month, Includes Metal Gear Rising Demo

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Shane Rowbotham

Just Announced today by Konami Digital Entertainment, the upcoming HD Remastered Version of Zone of the Enders will be releasing in October for the Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 Consoles, as reported by VG247. Not only that, as an added slice of gratitude, Konami will slip in a bonus demo of the MGS Spin-Off, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb DLC Available Next Tuesday

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Shane Rowbotham

We’ve all heard of Darksiders II. The Epic RPG full of action, exploration and looting. No doubt you have been dealing wrath down upon your enemies since the game launched back in August. Perhaps you are running out of foe’s to cut down? Well fear no longer, as we have just been informed by THQ that the first major expansion pack, Argul’s Tomb, will be available to download beginning from next week on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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PlayStation Plus For Vita Out This November

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Sony announced this morning that PlayStation Plus will be launching on the PS Vita this November. At E3 Jack Trenton announced that the service would be coming to the handheld but very little in the way of details were offered. We now have a better picture of what the portable iteration of Sony’s premium membership will offer.

The most anticipated features, free games will of course be available on Vita. Sony promises more details in the future regarding which titles will be offered on Vita. Outside of the free goodies PSN+ members will be able to enjoy discount on downloadable vita games, DLC as well as regular sales. The automatic update feature, which downloads free DLC and patches to the console while on standby, will also be available this November.

What do you think about the inclusion of PSN+ on the Vita? For me, it means more reason to bust out one of my favorite handhelds. The free games do have me a little worried, the Vita doesn’t have the strongest line-up at this point so I don’t see Sony offering any premium games. Perhaps they’ll offer downloadable games like Escape Plan or the recently reduced (can be found for less than $20) Wipeout 2048 or MLB.


New Playstation 3 Model Announced

Posted on September 19, 2012 by Jason Bassett

During Sony’s pre-TGS conference today, Sony unveiled a brand new model of the Playstation 3 console. The console is said to 25% thinner and 20% lighter than it’s predecessor and has been built from the ground up.

Along with it’s redesign, there will be two different models of the system. A 250GB model that will retail for around $270, a steal in my mind. Not to mention, the American 250GB model will contain the full game of Uncharted 3, a $30 digital downloads voucher and a voucher to download Dust 514. Sony also mentioned a 500GB model, unfortunately, there was no price for the 500GB model.

The newer slim model will consist on two colors at launch. The black console will be due out in America on September 25th and October 4th in Japan, where as the white model will launch on October 30th in America and November 22nd in Japan.

There will also be an Assassins Creed III bundle on sale on October 30th as well, but unfortunately, there is no price tag for that either. See below for another picture of the Uncharted 3 bundle!

Image Credit: Kotaku




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