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October’s PlayStation Plus Games Look Amazing: Resident Evil, Transformers & More

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

After introducing a price hike that rose the price of PlayStation Plus as much as 30% in Canada, Sony had to something to show PlayStation owners that the extra $10 – $20 a year is justified. Sony’s surprise for subscribers? Two AAA titles for PlayStation 4, a pair of interesting looking visual novels and some sports action for PlayStation 3 players.

Transformers: Devastation | Current Price: $59.99 CDN

Platinum Game’s take on the Transformers universe was well received when it was released last Fall across multiple platforms. PS4 owners can try out this fusion of transforming giant robots and fast paced action until the end of October!

Resident Evil HD | Current Price: $19.99 CDN

Capcom’s 2002 reimagining of the original Resident Evil is widely regarded as one of the best survival horror tiles the genre has ever seen. Featuring graphics that still stand-up today, re-done backgrounds and a much needed bump in resolution Resident Evil HD is probably the best way to experience this classic. We have seen it on sale recently, as part of the $15 Capcom humble bundle but that shouldn’t deter folks from grabbing it on PS4 if they missed last month’s bundle.

Other titles available throughout October for PS Plus members:

  • Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth – (PS Vita)
  • Actual Sunlight (PS Vita)
  • Mad Riders (PS3)
  • From Dust PS3)

All in all this looks like an absolutely solid month of offerings from PlayStation Plus. I thought last month’s selection of Journey and Lords of the Fallen was going to be hard to beat but Sony has one upped themselves. If you own a Vita don’t discount the two visual novels – from what I’ve read around the PS Vita community they come highly recommended but I can’t personally vouch for them.

All titles listed in this article will be available until the end of the month.


The Third Party E3 2016 Booths In Pictures

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

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There were absolutely dozens upon dozens of booths with hundreds of interactive experiences for attendees to try. Fionna and I tried to see as many booths as we could and play as many games as humanly possible with only six hours of floor time per day. Here is a visual rundown of some of the 3rd party booths – so not Microsoft, Sony or other major console manufacturers – from both the North and South Hall.  


Just outside of the South Hall cafeteria was a small multi-part booth for the recently released 10 Cloverfield Lane. If you read my review of the film when it hit theatres last Spring you’ll know that I absolutely love the franchise. The booth in South Hall was complete with a functional jukebox and board games that attendees could play. A little odd for a movie to have a booth at E3 but hey it works. 


Near the back of the IndieCade booth in Sout Hall was a small game called _Transfer being demonstrated off of the main programmer’s laptop. This game has a sci-fi / cyberpunk feel and from the 10 minute demo that I played gave me the same kind of feelings that Analogue: A Hate Story gave him – memories and identity are at the core of this unique experience. 


The folks from Kona were at E3 also at the IndieCade booth, unfortunately all I saw was their laptop with a wallpaper. No developers were on hand for my time at the Indiecade booth 🙁 


A number of unique experiences were on offer at the IndieCade booth include a real life adventure game set in an 8 year old’s bedroom, indie titles like Inversus and it was one of the only spaces where people could sit together on an actual play together.  




Natsume had a medium sized booth complete with an inflatable tree, Harvest Moon demo-stations and the chance for fans to get some awesome swag provided that they play all four titles available at the booth.  



Rebellion showcased Sniper Elite 4 in a pretty sweet lounge.




Some general shots of both Halls, the crowd outside on Day 2 and other general areas of the convention.



Capcom went all out for their E3 experience: A dilapidated demo theatre for the stealth announcement of Resident Evil 7, A replica of the actual courtroom from the Ace Attorney franchise complete with fans shouting “OBJECTION!”  and a playable demo of Dead Rising 4 being played alongside members of the Capcom Vancouver development team. Of course some of our collegues have found that playing Resident Evil 7 in VR can be a bit of a nightmare!



Square Enix brought a lot of stuff to E3 -their booth had several stations for Final Fantasy XVStar Ocean VKingdom Hearts 2.8Final Fantasy XII HD and more. It would have been easy to lose an entire day of E3 to the offerings at Square Enix’s booth alone. Don’t forget that Kingdom Hearts 2.8 includes new content not found in other games – if you missed the E3 trailer from a few days ago check it out here.

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That’s it! The conclusion of our 2016 3rd party booth tour in pictures. Do you think that a number of the games announced at E3 will be successful? Let us know which booth from E3 was your favorite in the comments below.

Just to recap some of the biggest games we’ve seen so far at E3 2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Lawbreakers, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Resident Evil 7, Death Striding and Gravity Rush 2. AAA publishers like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo alongside smaller indie develoeprs brought their best games to this year’s E3 Expo!



Resident Evil shooter gets a release date: May

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Turning the beloved atmospheric third person shooter/adventure game Resident Evil in to a “competitive shooter” is a decision that when it was announced was questioned by both industy and fan alike. Why would we want this? What purpose could this serve? Resident Evil isint even really a shooter! The fans cried. They were confused, this is supposed to be AAA right? I dont get it what could be competitive about a story based game like Resident Evil? Unfortunately for hard core R E fans, the first trailer for the new competitive Resident Evil shooter in the new year simply serves to reinforce most of those questions.

We know its going to be two groups of humans fighting each other, with the infected in between. We know Capcom wants this game to be e-sports, as evidenced by their last trailer  which was made in a sort of shoutcaster-method. If you watched that trailer, the infected didn’t even seem to be part of the game, instead a cover based, almost rainbow six like game seemed to have replaced the classic slow paced game play we are used to in a Resident Evil game. Capcom have their hands full with this game that is for sure. Hit the jump to see the trailer in its full “glory”

Do you think this game can be saved from just being another mediocre cover based team shooter by its unique world and zombies? Personally I am not taking any bets, as at least to me it appears that Capcom have decided to cash in on the generic leaving behind the unique gameplay feel of previous Resident Evil games.

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within | Retrospective

Posted on January 18, 2016 by Kenny Keelan

It’s a pretty well known stereotype in the North American movie world – perhaps globally – that movies based on the stories told in video games generally aren’t that great. Of course, that’s a somewhat mixed opinion with the people who actually make them because, in spite of this, a great number of those movies turn a pretty nice profit, some of them even hitting blockbuster status. Among those that were panned critically, though, is a diamond in the rough that was often seen as a great standalone movie that suffered against a franchise name that was well-known for being incredibly high quality and was riding a huge wave of success and expectation at the time. The pressure of expectation was a big one and for a brand new studio created by a company that hadn’t ever made a feature-length film in the past – we have to remember their contributions to the Animatrix series of shorts and the various CGI work they’d done for other movies before The Spirits Within – and with that hype train riding faster and faster towards release, the movie was almost doomed to be panned, from the time that train got on the tracks… follow the jump for more!

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The Latest Resident Evil Title Is Not What You Are Expecting

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you a fan of CapCom’s long running survival horror franchise, Resident Evil? Then prepared to be absolutely devastated with the announcement that company will be producing a team based competitive third-person shooter to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.

Titled Umbrella Corps this newly announced games pits teams of Special Forces against a team consisting of the undead / biological weapons in close quarter environments.  CapCom’s official press-release promises “fast passed action” and an “analog cover system” – two things that the Resident Evil franchise isn’t exactly remembered or revered for. Familiar environments from the series past will be revisited in Umbrella Corps including the Raccoon City incident and the underground Umbrella Corporation’s Labs.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps is currently scheduled for an early 2016 release date with a budget friendly price of $29.99 on both PS4 and Windows PC.

With the recent warm reception games like Resident Evil HD Remake and Resident Evil Revelations 2 have received for returning to the series roots it is a bit odd that CapCom thought RE fans wanted a purely action focused game. Perhaps instead of anticipating Umbrella Corp’s release we should all contract the T-Virus, that sounds much more interesting.

Source: CAPCOM Press Release

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BrokenCast Ep3 – “A Legion of Zombies”

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

On this week’s Episode of BrokenCast Rae Michelle Richards, Andrea Ritsu and Dee sit down to talk about the Resident Evil franchise. They discuss in-depth what made the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 so great as well as speculate about what CapCom may do with the recently revealed Resident Evil 2 Remake and how fans may have beaten them to the punch. In the second segment of the podcast the BrokenCast crew discuss the recently announce World of Warcraft: Legion expansion that was announced a few weeks back at GamesCom. If you missed the announcements we’ve got all your bases covered along with some opinions about how spikey the Blood Elves are about to become. You can find our crew on twitter: Andrea Ritsu – https://twitter.com/andrearitsu Dee –https://twitter.com/bardings Rae Michelle Richards – https://twitter.com/Kitsune86 If you have any questions for the cast please email Rae.Michelle.pr[at]Gmail.com Our new release schedule will have brand new episodes – of about 30 to 40 minutes in length- going live every Sunday. You can get it on iTunes by clicking the following button. Podcast-Button   or listen on SoundCloud here:


Capcom Finally Commits To Developing An HD Remake of Resident Evil 2

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans have been clamoring for an HD update to Capcom’s 1998 classic Resident Evil 2 for well over a decade and now the publisher has announced that production on a reboot of the game has begun at Capcom R&D Division 1.  Capcom has been on a bit of a roll with the Resident Evil franchise after the polished re-tooling of the 2002 remake of the original RE sold over 1 million copies.

Yoshiaki Hirabyash from R&D 1 is featured in a brief one minute video that was posted on the official Resident Evil YouTube page and on Capcom’s social media profiles. Work has just begun on the rebooted RE2 so it could be sometime before we see anything from the game.Read More


PlayStation New Releases: Resident Evil Scares Up A REMake

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Last week’s PlayStation Store update packed whole lot of brand new games with everything from brand a new RPG, the return of some classic survival horror and even the chance to travel to hell with a Saint’s Row spin-off. There is something for everyone in the latest PSN update!

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Resident Evil HD Re-Release Confirmed For Jan 2015

Posted on December 6, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Capcom released one of the ground breaking &  most influential survival horror tiles, Resident Evil more than 18 years ago and now the first game in the series is coming back from the dead to scare a new generations of players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3 and Xbox 360 this January. Re-visiting the 2002 remake originally released on the Nintendo Gamecube this enhanced port includes upgraded visuals with new 3D models, a brand new easy mode for new novice players and a new control scheme similar to newer titles in the franchise.

Get ready to try and uncover the secrets of the mansion alongside other S.T.A.R.S members when Capcom unleashes Resident Evil on January 20th for $19.99! Check out a whole bunch of new screenshots after the jump.Read More


Ultimate HD Edition of Resident Evil 4 Coming to PC

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Jason Nason

Capcom announced today that the ultimate HD edition of Resident Evil 4 will be coming for PC digital download on Steam globally and available as a retail version for Windows PC in Europe. PC gamers will be able to play the survival horror masterpiece in the highest visual fidelity ever with HD running at a smooth 60 frames per second for the first time. Resident Evil 4 will be available on February 28, 2014 for $19.99/€19.99.

Added to the announcement the Steam pre-order campaign also launches today which includes a digital soundtrack with more than 60 tracks and a digital artbook for those that purchase early. Resident Evil 4 on Steam will include Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud, Steam Trading Cards, global leaderboards, and full game controller support.

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Resident Evil Revelations from 3DS Arriving on Consoles

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Jason Nason

Capcom confirmed today that Resident Evil Revelations is making the jump to home consoles in May. The game will be released at retail stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Nintendo Wii U across North America on May 21st and Europe on May 24th 2013.

The title will also be made available for digital download on the same date on PS3 and PC. The PlayStation 3 game will retail for $49.99 and PC for $39.99. Details surrounding release date and pricing for digital versions for 360 and Wii U are expected to be announced at a later date.Read More


Resident Evil: Revelations Outed By Achievement List

Posted on January 11, 2013 by Joshua Rust

It appears that the 3DS exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations may be coming to the Xbox 360 if a recent listing of achievements it accurate. While not officially announced, this all but confirms that it will be coming out soon. It’s just a matter if this will be a retail release or released via Games On Demand. Personally I think the latter option will probably be what happens seeing how both Resident Evil 4 & Resident Evil: Code Veronica received similar treatment last year.

Scoring in at a solid 82/100 over on Metacritic it’s clear to see that this game was well received by the critics and would we a welcoming addition to the Xbox 360. Resident Evil: Revelations boasts a return to the earlier series style of games – where you had limited ammo and the game centered around puzzle solving and exploration.

For the 3DS version, the camera is set in the over-the-shoulder position and the protagonist is able to move will firing a weapon (with the option of switching between first and third-person perspectives). Another feature that was implemented on the 3DS version is Raid Mode – which is pretty much a horde mode that allows two players to run through it together.

It’s not clear if these features will be implemented into the unannounced version for the Xbox 360, but when we have more details we will be sure to bring them to you!


Resident Evil 6 Goes Gold, Resident Evil Net Profiled

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Resident Evil 6 has gone gold, meaning that Capcom’s latest mainline entry in the long running survival horror series has been officially completed and is set for it’s moved up October 2 release date.

Capcom also revealed some new details about it’s ResidentEvil.net platform announced at last week’s Gamescom. The service will arrive day and date with the game and offer stat tracking and challenges, allow players to swap stats and scores with the game’s official iOS and Android apps. Additionally, the service will offer in game costume unlocks and perks.

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