February 25, 2016

Report: Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Sales Beat Xbox One Threefold

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Superdata -a research group that tracks and analyzes digital sales numbers across almost all platforms – have announced that sales of Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider on Windows PC were almost triple those of the Xbox One version during it’s first month on both platforms.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was an Xbox One exclusive when it launched this past November. The Windows PC version launched last month on the Windows Store and Steam. Rise of the Tomb Raider is the direct sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider reboot.

Here’s the original quote from Superdata:

“The newly-released PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider surprises at release. As one of Square Enix’s most visible franchises, the Tomb Raider franchise performed in January, receiving both strong industry recognition and benefitting from a seasonal lull of triple A games. Initial sales numbers on digital console for Rise of the Tomb Raider were soft, due to sharing its release date with Fallout 4 and its exclusivity to Xbox One. The game sold almost three times as many units on PC than it did on console during its first month.”



Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6 Get PS4 / Xbox One Ports

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Capcom will bring 2012’s Resident Evil 6 to 8th generation consoles alongside 2009’s Resident Evil 5 and 2005’s critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 the publisher announced this morning. The release window for each title will be spaced out by a couple of months with Resident Evil 6 relea sing on Xbox One / PlayStation 4 on March 29th. RE5 will follow later this summer with RE4 bringing up the rear for a Fall 2016 release.

Resident Evil 6 will be priced at $19.99 USD and will include all of the previously optional DLC such as the Siege Mode, Survivor Mode, Onslaught Mode and The Mercenaries Mode at no cost.


Here is how Capcom’s Press Release summarizes the three single-player campaigns available in the game:

The most expansive Resident Evil game to date- Experience the horror through four distinct yet intertwined campaigns: o Play as Leon S. Kennedy or Helena Harper to investigate and uncover the evidence that will lead them to the truth behind the bioterrorist outbreaks o Initially sent into Lanshiang to deal with an unprecedented bioterrorist attack, Chris Redfield and fellow BSAA member Piers Nivans soon realize that this is more than an isolated incident and they must fight on all fronts to defeat this global threat o Jake Muller is a wanted man and together with Sherry Birkin the two must escape the clutches of those who realize just how valuable his special blood line is o Ada Wong will need to use all her guile to infiltrate locations as she gathers the necessary intel.

Here is the debut trailer:

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Source: Capcom PR Release


Circle Releases Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea Trailer

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Jason Nason

Circle Entertainment released a video preview of their upcoming title Parascientific Escape: Cruise in the Distant Sea.

The game follows Hitomi Akeneno, a 16 year old high school student with a little secret – she has not one, but two psychic powers. After receiving an invitation, she boards a luxury cruise ship with her friend, Chisono Shio. As soon as she enters a suite room, a loud explosion sounds…and she finds herself stuck, unable to get out. Is this an accident? Or something far more sinister…? The only way to find out is to escape, with the help of her powers.

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Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Leaked Day Ahead Of Nintendo Direct Conference

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Broken Joysticks

Pokemon Leaked

Nerdleaks.com, a website known for hunting down info and posting it to the public before their official announcements, has just leaked the names and logo’s for the new Pokemon games. Nintendo has registered the trademarks of “Pokemon Moon” and “Pokemon Sun”, along with their corresponding logo’s. It’s been almost three years since the last generation of games (X and Y) came out. With the 3DS sales number slowing somewhat in recent month, this may help the handheld pick up the pace until Nintendo decides to announce a new one.



Medabots Arrive on Wii U Virtual Console Today

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Jason Nason

Become World Champion in the World Robattle Tournament! Both Medabots AX: Metabee and Medabots AX: Rokusho arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console when the Nintendo download hits on Thursday. The games were originally released for the GameBoy Advance in North America in 2003.

The World Robattle Tournament is hosted every four years, and both Ikki and Rokusho are itching for top place. Help them to victory as they take on the toughest Medafighters and their Medabots. Create and customize unique Medabots with Medaparts that are earned from successful battles.

The games are rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will retail for $6.99 USD.


Disgaea PC release on steam, but is plagues with issues

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Beloved strategy RPG Disgaea is now on steam.  All the good parts of the beloved strategy title are here, and the developers have enhanced the experience with PC specific upgrades. Visual upgrades include an improved UI and textures, support for keyboard and mouse, Steam achievements, cloud saves, badges, and trading cards, and all the content from the PSP game Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. That’s pretty neat! Take a look at the trailer for all the Disgaea goodness.

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Now that your in a good mood, let me go ahead and ruin it. This is a really garbage PC port. There is no support for changing resolution, it only plays in full screen or windowed. For someone who likes to stream games, or who wants to play and also do other things, this is a huge issue.  V-sync is an option in graphics, however enabling it will lock the game at 30 FPS, and with a game like this that is a problem.  Visually the game itself did not receive any updates so PS2 graphics textures abound. This is not really a bad thing, after all it was a PS2 game, but when a developer touts visual updates, usually they mean more than just the UI.

As usual the Steam forums for the game are all lit up with people on both sides. if you want to wade in to that hell here is the link. The only two usefull things I found there were that AMD cpu’s seem to have more issues and disabling SSAO might make your frame rate better. Lots of people seem to have forgotten that Steam has a refund policy so if they really hate the game, they can just go ahead and return it.  Disgaea PC is currently available for $20.




League of Legends releases smartphone app

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

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Riot Studios has the worlds most popular and most played game League of  Legends to manage, so its too surprising that it took them until 2016 to get a mobile app out. The new app called League Friends does a myriad of usefull things. You can use it to chat with your friends who are playing league, you can have it push you notifications for when you are invited to play a game of league, and well thats it. But, its a young app, so give it some time to grow

Riot promises that they will expand the functionality of the app sometime “soon” to include stats and other useful features. The app is now available in North America and Oceania, with other regions to follow shortly after. You’ll need either iOS 8.3 or Android 4.1.1 (or newer iterations of these) to run it.


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