January 21, 2013

MLB The Show 13 Gets Fan Selected Canadian Cover

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

MLB The Show has had an alternate cover for the Canadian version since last year’s game. Sony Computer Entertainment Canada announced that an online poll is now open on their Facebook page to determine which cover, out of a set of three, will be adorning MLB The Show 13.

Like last year’s game Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Bautista will be featured front and center on the Canadian edition. So, if you are a baseball fan make sure to cast your vote.

MLB The Show 13 is out on Playstation 3 and Playstation vita on March 5th!


New Fire Emblem Awakening Trailer

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo released a new commercial for their upcoming trip game Fire Emblem Awakening today. The trailer sheds some light on the game including the fact that certain choices in the game will impact your outcome later.

“Every decision counts,” the trailer warns. “This is life; this is death.”

Seems like a pretty ominous especially when you have a reset button. But the implications are obvious and rather exciting. It’s nice to have consequences and differing outcomes based on your choices rather than one vanilla story and end result. Branching storylines, if this is what will be implemented, are fantastic.Read More


Kojima: Metal Gear Rising Originally Starred Grey Fox

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance once was set to star the original cyborg ninja, Grey Fox (Aka. Frank Jager), according to series creator Hideo Kojima. Speaking with IGN he states the original idea was shot down in favor of newly augmented bad ass Raiden after considering feedback given to him by staff at Kojima Studios. He felt that passing on some of the responsibility regarding the direction of the series to younger designers was key to its continued success.

“It was my staff in Kojima Productions that insisted on Raiden, and I respected their idea … In my personal opinion, I wanted to go for Frank Jaegar or Gray Fox. But if we had gone with that, I would have had to write the script and then be really committed to creating the game.”

Konami is set to launch Metal Gear Rising Revengeance on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Feb 19th in North America.

Source: IGN Via Joystiq


New Max Payne 3 DLC Coming January 22nd [UPDATED]

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Jason Nason

On January 22nd, Rockstar Games will be releasing the final Max Payne 3 DLC pack for all platforms. The company promises that the pack will be an action-packed pack which will contain new co-op and competitive modes, plus “other awesome treats” for Max Payne 3 Multiplayer.

Rockstar has revealed more of what is in the Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack in greater detail today. The details are listed below. The official artwork for the pack in above.Read More


Sony Japan To Release Red & Blue Super Slim PS3s

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Two new colors of PlayStation 3 have been announced by Sony Japan. Called Amazon Blue & Garnet Red, these shiny reflective Super Slim PS3s are sure to be a hit with the Japanese market as well as collectors, who will likely import them for a lot more than the 24,900 ($279 USD) suggested asking price.

Garnet Red & Amazon Blue join  Classic White as new colors announced for Sony’s current generation machine. The Classic White Bundle is available for $299 in Canada with a year of PS+ bundled in the box.

Perhaps if you’re a patriotic American and you’re feeling left out because these new colors are exclusive to other countries, perhaps you could buy all three to show your support for the red, white & blue?


Project X Zone Coming To North America And Europe

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

Announced just a few minutes ago via Katsuhiro Harada’s twitter, Project X Zone will be coming out in North America and Europe this summer. For those who don’t know, Project X Zone is a tactical role playing game bringing characters across various series from Capcom, Namco Bandai Games and Sega such as Street Fighter, Mega Man X, Resident Evil, Virtua Fighter, Sakura Wars, Resonance of Fate, Tekken, .hack and Xenosaga to name a few. . This will be third game in Namco’s X series of games and the second to be released in North America after Cross Edge. Below is a fan translated trailer of the game to get you pumped. Project X Zone is slated for Summer of 2013.


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Starbreeze’s New IP Is ‘Storm’ – Defines Their Future

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Joshua Rust

T0day Swedish developer Starbreeze Studios has announced that they are working on a co-op Sci-fi FPS that will define the future for them – or so their website states.  Very few details are known about Storm, except that it is a Sci-fi co-op FPS that is being developed “behind closed doors” and that it is “a long-term project.” A lone image has been posted on the company’s official website.

I’m hoping for Starbreeze to make some magic as they did all those many years ago with games like The Darknessand their take on The Chronicles Of Riddickfranchise. Those two games made me fall in love with Starbreeze. While I personally didn’t get a chance to pick up their most recent game, Syndicate, it didn’t fair to well with the critics – falling in at an average 74/100 on Metacritic.

As more details become available be sure to stay tuned here!

I hope Stormdoesn’t “make or break” the Starbreeze Studio as so many other studios have been going through financial woes. On the bright side, they do have Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons to hold them over for a while.


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