Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Maxis Have Released A New SimCity Video Featuring Will Wright Talking About His Game Plays

Maxis have released a new video for SimCity. this video features Will Wright being interviewed about his experiences playing the game. Will discusses what he did in the many and many different games he's played. he talks about trying out different features like roads, the different types of cities he tried to make and more importantly he talks about what he learned from each city.

Capcom Have Released A New Trailer For Remember Me Revealing Some Back Story For Nilin

Capcom have released a new trailer for Remember Me. this video features Nilin talking how she doesn't remember those who say they are close to her. it appears to show her questioning her line of work and how dangerous she was and can be.

Sony Announce Thomas Was Alone, Coming To PS3 And PS Vita

Sony have announced a game by Mike Bithell is coming out on both PS3 and PS Vita. Thomas Was Alone. Coming Soon, with Cross Buy so you buy it on one platform and get the other for free, Thomas Was Alone is a game about rectangles and friendship. Mike made the game in his free time and after it got a following on the internet he worked with Sony, Bossa and Curve to bring it to PlayStation. 

The goal in Thomas Was Alone is simple, get all the characters to their exit portals. each character has a skill that can help another get to it's portal. Mike has also announced new creators Commentary is coming to the game as well as DLC which features a square getting a jetpack.

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Source: EU PlayStation Blog

EA Announce Need For Speed Most Wanted Comes To Wii U From 19th March

EA and Criterion have announced the release dates for the Wii U version of Need For Speed Most Wanted. The USA gets it first on 19th March with the EU getting the game on 21st March. this Wii U version includes the Ultimate Speed Pack and some Wii U enhancements that makes it the best looking console version. you can play the game via the GamePad or use it for local co-op and more.

Press Release

Zero Punctuation - Aliens: Colonial Marines

This week Yahtzee tackles the controversial  Aliens: Colonial Marines. will he agree with the many faults people say the game has, or will he find the charm in the game and its story and enjoy himself?

Capcom Have Released A New Trailer For Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate On Wii U

Capcom have released a new trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U. this video uses cinematics to show features like weapon and character customization, large enemies and a "Epic World"


Atlus Have Released A Launch Trailer For Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

Atlus have released a launch trailer for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan on the 3DS.

Tecmo Koei Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus On The PS Vita

Tecmo Koei have released a launch trailer and screenshots for Team Ninja's PS Vita game Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2. coming out this Friday, 1st March, across the EU, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 features new PS Vita modes including Ninja Race and a single player co-op tag mission. the game also features touch controls and a new mode called Hero Mode which helps players when their health gets low.



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Press Release

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Zen Studios Have Released A New Trailer For Star Wars Pinball Showing The Clone Wars Table

Zen Studios have released a new trailer for Star Wars Pinball. this video shows action from the Clone Wars Table.


Naughty Dog Announce Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Comes To PSN For Free From Today

Naughty Dog have announced they are bringing the Multiplayer part of Uncharted 3 to the PSN for free. coming out today, in the USA, and tomorrow across the EU, Uncharted 3 Multiplayer is free to play. so far, over 3.5 Million people have played over 37 Million games of Multiplayer. Free to play gamers will be limited to reaching level 15, they can continue to keep on gaming but will be locked at level.

Those who have been playing online multiplayer will be getting a Naughty Dog paw against your rank icon and a Naughty Dog Paw shirt for your characters. Naughty Dog will be also releasing new colour options for character items and skins for free. More DLC items are coming to the game over the next few months, over 40 in all, and they will be detailed later.



For free to play players, several DLC items will be available to expand your free to play experience, these include:
 
UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Co-op Adventure Add On
- Unlock Co-Op Adventure mode including the Fort Adventure DLC

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Co-op Arena Add On

- Unlock to gain access to the Co-Op Arena Playlist including the Co-Op Shade Survival Mode DLC for UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play.

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Competitive MP- No Level Limit
- Remove the level cap for UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play.

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Competitive MP – Level 25 Limit
- Remove the Level 15 cap and play UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Free to Play up to Level 25

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Split Screen Add On
- Unlock Co-Op Adventure mode including the Fort Adventure DLC

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer DLC Map Packs
- Unlock all three DLC map packs released for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception. Includes Flashback Map Pack 1, Flashback Map Pack 2, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Nintendo Announce The Wii Mini Comes To The UK On 22nd March

Nintendo have announced they are bringing the Wii Mini to the UK on 22nd March. Smaller than the original Wii, the Mini does not include any GameCube support and is not able to connect to the Internet. it is a offline machine only. at time of writing, i could not find a retail listing for the console and Nintendo did not provide a price.

Hardware Pics


Press Release

Feral Interactive Announce They Are Bringing XCOM: Enemy Unknown To Macs This Spring With All DLC


Feral Interactive have announced they are bringing XCOM: Enemy Unknown to Macs this spring. this version of the game will include all previously released DLC and Game Updates in this, the XCOM: Enemy Unknown Elite Edition.



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Press Release

Microsoft Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Forza Horizon For The Meguiar Car Pack

Microsoft and Turn 10 have released a new trailer and screenshots for Forza Horizon. these are for the March DLC, The Meguiar Car Pack. this car pack includes the 2004 Peugeot 206 RC, 2003 Ferrari Challenge Stradale, 2012 Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG, 2013 BMW M135i, 1998 Nissan R390 and 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant. this pack will come out 5th March.



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Nintendo Have Released New Character Videos For LEGO City: Undercover On Wii U

Nintendo have released 2 new videos for LEGO City: Undercover. these character videos focuses on a particular character in the game. the first video focuses on the main character, Chase McCain, and the second video focuses on Chief Dunby. the videos shows the characters humour and in-game action.



Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Comes To The Wii U This Spring


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have announced they are bringing LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes to the Wii U. since the game was released last summer, the game has sold over 3.4 Million units worldwide and now it's coming to the Wii U. It will use the GamePad for an interactive map and character select screen. the game can also be played just on the GamePad.

Press Release

Sony Have Released A Single Player Trailer For God of War: Ascension

Sony have released a trailer for the single player mode in God of War: Ascension. Sony have also announced that from 27th February the single player demo for God of War: Ascension will be available for all PSN Users.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Namco Bandai Have Released A New Trailer For One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 Showing Fighting

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for the PS3 exclusive One Piece Pirate Warriors 2. this game, developed by Tecmo Koei, is coming to the PS3 this summer and this trailer uses in-game action to show each of the main characters fighting, showing their individual skills.


Monday, February 25, 2013

The Pokémon Company Announce UK Pokémon Black 2/White 2 Event, Starting 22nd March Get Meloetta From GAME Stores

The Pokémon Company have announced they will be running a Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 Event In The UK. Starting on 22nd March and running for 4 weeks, Gamers can go to participating GAME Stores and get Meloetta. Players will get a lvl 50 Meloetta, pictures above, who can change in battle from Normal and Psychic type to it's Pirouette Forme, Pictured below, a Normal and Fighting type.

Also on 22nd March, The Pokémon Company will also release a password that will add Meloetta to Pokédex 3D Pro and  Pokédex on iOS.

Press Release

Square Enix Announce KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX Comes To The PS3 This Autumn

Square Enix have announced KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX comes to the PS3 this Autumn across the EU and USA. KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX features a re-masted HD versions of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix ( a version of the game only released in Japan), Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories ( a direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts that had not been released across the EU) and cinematic story videos from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days which bridged the gap between Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II. As well as HD Graphics, the games feature new audio and trophies.

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Additional Info: EU PlayStation Blog


Press Release

UK Game Charts; Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, FIFA 13, Black Ops 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines is displaced from it's number 1 sport this week. we had two games fighting it out for number one, but ultimately Crysis 3 game in top followed by Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. there were no other new entries into the all format charts, but Persona 4 Golden failed to make it into the top 20 even though it topped the PS Vita Charts.

All Formats Charts

1 - Crysis 3
2 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
5 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
6 - Dead Space 3
7 - Far Cry 3
8 - Need For Speed Most Wanted
9 - Assassin's Creed III
10 - Hitman Absolution
11 - Just Dance 4
12 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
14 - Skylanders Giants
15 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16 - Halo 4
17 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
18 - Grand Theft Auto IV
19 - The Sims 3
20 - Forza Motorsport 4

PS3 Charts

1 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
2 - Crysis 3
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
5 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
6 - Dead Space 3
7 - Far Cry 3
8 - Need For Speed Most Wanted
9 - Assassin's Creed III
10 - Hitman: Absolution
11 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch
12 - Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires
13 - Hitman: HD Trilogy
14 - Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
15 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2013
16 - WWE 13
17 - Dishonored
18 - Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception Game Of The Year Edition
19 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
20 - Sleeping Dogs

Xbox 360

1 - Crysis 3
2 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
5 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
6 - Dead Space 3
7 - Far Cry 3
8 - Halo 4
9 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10 - Assassin's Creed III
11 - Need For Speed Most Wanted
12 - Forza Horizon
13 - Hitman Absoilution
14 - Hitman: HD Trilogy
15 - Dishonored
16 - WWE 13
17 - Medal Of Honor Warfighter
18 - Skylanders Giants
19 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
20 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings

Wii U

1 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
2 - Nintendo Land
3 - New Super Mario Bros. U
4 - Darksiders II
5 - Assassin's Creed III
6 - Zombi U
7 - Rabbids Land
8 - Sports Connection
9 - Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition
10 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
11 - Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
12 - Tank! Tank! Tank!
13 - Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two
14 - FIFA 13
15 - Tekken Tag Tournament 2
16 - Skylanders Giants
17 - Just Dance 4
18 - Game Party Champions
19 - Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
20 - Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

PS Vita

1 - Persona 4 Golden
2 - Need For Speed Most Wanted
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
5 - Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
6 - Assassin's Creed III Liberation
7 - LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
8 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
9 - WRC 3
10 - LEGO the Lord Of The Rings
11 - Uncharted: Golden Abyss
12 - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
13 - Rayman Origins
14 - MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship
15 - PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale
16 - Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
17 - Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
18 - Everybody's Golf
19 - Street Fighter X Tekken
20 - FIFA Football

3DS

1 - New Super Mario Bros. 2
2 - Paper Mario Sticker Star
3 - Mario Kart 7
4 - Super Mario 3D Land
5 - New Style Boutique
6 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
7 - Sonic Generations
8 - Mario And Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
9 - Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask
10 - Disney Epic Mickey: Power Of Illusion

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Last Weeks Charts

Saturday, February 23, 2013

NIS America Announce Time And Eternity Is Coming To The PS3 This Summer Across The EU And USA

NIS America and Reef Entertainment have announced they are bringing Time and Eternity to the West. coming this summer only on PS3, Time and Eternity is a IMAGEEPOCH developed game that features hand drawn animation. you play as the princess, whose wedding has been disrupted by assassin's. you have to use your two souls to go back in time and discover who was sent to kill you and your husband, but can you do it before that fateful day?



Key features:
A new class of hi-def animation RPG!: From world to battle to enemies—everything is hand-drawn with beautiful CG backgrounds! Experience RPGs like you’ve never seen before!
Time is on your side: You hold the key to your own fate! Go back in time, prevent your own murder, and save your marriage! And help all the citizens of Kamza along the way!
Real-time battle: Prepare for lightning-quick real-time battle! Each heroine has her specialties, so use them wisely to blaze a path to victory!
Take the fight to the enemy: Take hold of swords, guns, and even time itself! Tailor your gear and skills to suit your playstyle, and unleash your fury!

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Character Art


Press Release

NIS America Announce The Guided Fate Paradox Comes To The USA And EU This Fall On PS3


NIS America and Reef Entertainment announced they are The Guided Fate Paradox to the West. this PS3 exclusive is set to come out this fall with NIS America releasing the game in the USA and Reef Entertainment in the EU. The Guided Fate Paradox was developed by Nippon Ichi and is the spirtual successor to Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman. The Guided Fate Paradox carries on the unique approach to rougelike, you play as a high school student who won the lottery and is now god, but is there to this than Renya thinks?



Features:
•In-depth customization featuring off the wall armor, weapons, and more. Want tank treads for legs? Or maybe race car legs instead? Well, there you go!
•3D randomly generated dungeons offer floor after floor of surprises! Don’t be afraid to die, you’re God! The levels you gain while dungeon delving will help boost your stats!
•Features the beautiful artwork of Noizi Ito (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
•Hi-resolution 3D sprites offer sublime visuals while you ogre through the game’s ethereal dungeons! You won’t be alone though, angels are by your side!
•Disgaea-inspired over-the-top special attacks allow you to crush your enemies with creativity drizzled with a slight hint of levity!

Screenshots


Character Art


Press Release

NIS America Announce Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Comes To PS3 Across The EU And USA This Summer


NIS America and Reef Entertainment have announced they are bringing the PS3 game Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to the West. NIS America will bring the game to the USA and Reef Entertainment will bring it to the EU. coming this fall, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness was developed by Nippon Ichi and features Laharl, Etna and Flonne in a new story.  Laharl is now the Overlord, but not everyone is happy so he sets out to get the loyalty he deserves but finds much more.




Key features:
Enhanced Customization: The character creation system has been completely revamped to allow for the highest level of character customization in series history!
Master/Pupil System: The player chooses the master and the pupil, as well as which skills to learn! Benefits include new skills and higher weapon proficiencies for the pupil, while the master gets a stat boost!
Item World: Challenge this battleground to power up your weapons, items, and characters! Prepare to deal massive damage!
Geo Panels: These status-altering blocks provide bonuses or detriments to the terrain! Change the tide of battle by skillfully manipulating these elemental icons!
Reunite with old friends and meet a new crew: Bringing back the fan favorite trio of Laharl, Etna, and Flonne, with new characters and a brand-new story!


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Character Art


Press Release

EA And Maxis Have Released A New SimCity Video That Features Will Wright Interviewing The Creative Director

EA and Maxis have released a 11 minute interview for SimCity. this video has Will Wright, the creator of SimCity and The Sims, interviewing SimCity's new Creative Director, Ocean Quigley. this video ends up being more of a chat between two people who know the series, they talk about past games and what they've done new with this game and much much more.


Zen Studios Have Released A New Trailer For Star Wars Pinball For The Boba Fett Table

Zen Studios have released a new trailer for Star Wars Pinball. this video is for the Boba Fett table and uses in-game action to show it's many features.

Capcom Have Released A New Game Play Video For Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen DLC

Capcom have released a new game play video for Dragon's Dogma. this video is for the upcoming Dark Arisen DLC and shows various Necrophagous beasts being battled. this DLC comes to PS3 and Xbox 360 from 23rd April.



Press Release 

Square Enix Have Revealed The Minimum And Reconmended PC Specs For Tomb Raider


Square Enix have revealed the System requirements for the PC version of Tomb Raider. Square Enix have also confirmed that the game has Steamworks integration which includes cloud saving, achievements and automatic updates.

Minimum system requirements for PC:
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista,7,8 (32bit/64bit)
  • DirectX 9 graphics card with 512Mb Video RAM:
    • AMD Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • nVidia 8600
  • Dual core CPU:
    • AMD Athlon64 X2 2.1 Ghz (4050+)
    • Intel Core2 Duo 1.86 Ghz (E6300)
  • 1GB Memory (2GB on Vista)

Recommended system requirements for PC:
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 graphics card with 1GB Video RAM:
    • AMD Radeon HD 4870
    • nVidia GTX 480
  • Quad core CPU:
    • AMD Phenom II X2 565
    • Intel Core i5-750
  • 4GB Memory

Source: Square Enix Blog

Jonathan Blow Clarifies The Witness PS4 Exclusivity, Its A Timed Console Exclusive. Discusses Reason For PS4 Support


Jonathan Blow has written a blog post to help clarify Thekla Incs decision to come to PS4 and console exclusivity. first he confirms that The Witness is a timed console exclusive, if they wanted to they could release a PC and iOS version of the game at the same time. they are currently only working on the PS4, PC and iOS versions of the game so the exclusivity could be as long as it takes them to bring the game to other platforms. Sony did not Pay Thekla Inc anything for the exclusivity, it was Thekla Inc's choice.

Jonathan Blow says the reason why they went with PlayStation 4 and not say the next Xbox is because Sony came to them. Thekla Inc started coming to PS4 developer events and got a dev kit. whereas with Microsoft, Thekla Inc don't have good communication with them and therefore no nothing about the next console beyond internet leaks. in the end, the tech people at Thekla Inc went with the PlayStation 4 as they liked the specs more and what the console is being positioned as. the relationship has naturally grown and culminated in the timed console exclusivity and showing at the PS4 announcement.

Source: The Witness Blog

Friday, February 22, 2013

Guerrilla Games Bring Killzone: Shadow Fall To The Jimmy Fallon Show And Let Him Play

Guerrilla Games took their upcoming PlayStation 4 game, Killzone: Shadow Fall onto the Jimmy Fallon show. it was the same demo that was shown during the PlayStation 4 conference but it was played differently. they also let Jimmy Fallon play and this video shows it in action.



Source: The Sixthaxis

Konami Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Castlevania Lords Of Shadow: Mirror Of Fate

Konami have released a new trailer and screenshots for Castlevania Lords Of Shadow: Mirror Of Fate. coming out 8th March on 3DS, this trailer uses in-game action to show game features like platforming. the screenshots are also in-game and mostly show some of the enemies you'll face in the game.



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Namco Bandai Have Released A New Japanese Trailer For Naruto Powerful Shippuden

Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Naruto Powerful Shippuden. this trailer is in Japanese but does feature English subtitles. this trailer uses in-game action to show the many characters and features of the game. Naruto Powerful Shippuden is coming out on the 3DS in 8th March.

Namco Bandai Announce FromSoftware's Armored Core: Verdict Day Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 This Autumn

Namco Bandai have announced they are bringing FromSoftware's Armored Core: Verdict Day out across the EU and Australasia. the game is coming out on PS3 and Xbox 360 this Autumn. In Armored Core: Verdict Day you are fighting for natural resources in giant mechs. you can form squads of 20 members and join factions that will also fight for resources online in a persistent world.

Armored Core V Save files that include your customized Mech will be compatible with this game and give you the option to transfer your mech over. also returning is The Operator Mode that allows you command a squad of Armored Cores.

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Press Release

2K And Irrational Reveal The BioShock Infinite Season Pass, £24 Worth Of Content For £15.99


2K and Irrational Games have announced BioShock Infinite will have a Season Pass. currently there are 3 add on packs in development for the game. to buy these packs seperatly it would cost £24, but 2K and Irrational are offering a Season Pass for £15.99 on PS3 and PC, or 1,600 MS Points on Xbox 360. those who buy the season pass will get the Early Bird Special Pack for free.

Press Release

2K And WWE Announce Multi Year Partnership Which Grants 2K Rights To Publish WWE Games

2K and WWE have announced they've entered a multi year partnership. this grants 2K the rights to publish the WWE video game across all platforms. the WWE game series will continue to be developed in Japan by Yukes and work on WWE 14 has already begun. as well as having the signture series gameplay, 2K will be adding more authenticity.

Press Release

Sony Have Uploaded The Whole PlayStation 4 Conference As Well As A Sizzle Trailer For PlayStation 4 Games

Sony have released the video of their PlayStation 4 conference. the second video is a sizzle real of all the games and some tech that were shown for the PlayStation 4.





Source: 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sony Have Released A List Of All 149 Third Party Developers Who Will Be Working On The PlayStation 4

During the PlayStation 4 press conference Sony revealed some of the major developers and publisher who will be working with the platform. it was not made clear who is already working on games and who will be working on games in the future. afterwards,Sony released a full list of the 149 developers and publishers who they say will be working with the PlayStation 4 platform at some point.

List of Third Party Game Developers and Publishers
As of February 20th, 2013
(in alphabetical order of developer/publisher)



ACQUIRE Corp.
KADOKAWA SHOTEN CO., LTD.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS CO.,LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
ARTDINK CORPORATION
LEVEL-5 Inc.
ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.
MAGES. Inc.
Bethesda Softworks, LLC
MarvelousAQL Inc.
CAPCOM
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Chara-Ani Corporation
NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc.
CRAFTS & MEISTER CO.,LTD.
NIHON FALCOM CORPORATION
CyberConnect2 Co.,Ltd.
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
D3 PUBLISHER Inc.
O-TWO inc. (peakvox)
Dimps Corporation
PlatinumGames Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
SEGA Corporation
FromSoftware, Inc.
SPIKE CHUNSOFT Co.,Ltd.
GANBARION Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
Genki Co., Ltd.
SystemSoft Alpha Corp.
Granzella Inc.
TECMO KOEI GAMES Co.,Ltd.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
TOSE CO., LTD.
GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
tri-Ace Inc.
GUST CO.,LTD.
Ubisoft Entertainment
IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd.
WILL CO., LTD
IMAGEEPOCH INC.
XING Inc.
Index Corp.ATLUS)
YUKE'S Co.,Ltd.
KADOKAWA GAMES,LTD.





45 companies in total



BLUESIDE Inc.
Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd
Red Hare Studios
XPEC Entertainment Inc.




4 companies in total




17-Bit
JETPACK Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
5th Cell Media LLC
Klei Entertainment Inc.
Activision Publishing, Inc.
Lab Zero, Inc
Armature Studios
LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company
Behaviour Interactive
Metanet Software Inc
Bethesda Softworks, LLC
Minority Media Inc.
Blind Squirrel Games®
Nicalis, Inc
Certain Affinity, Inc.
Panic Button, LLC
Darkside Game Studios, Inc.
Psyonix Studios, Inc.
Devolver Digital
Slant Six Games
©Disney
Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Spark Unlimited
Double Helix Games
Spry Fox LLC
DrinkBox Studios Inc.
SuperVillain Studios
Edge of Reality, Inc.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
FarSight Studios
Tribute Games Inc.
Gaijin Games, Inc.
Turtle Rock Studios, Inc.
Gearbox Software
Ubisoft Entertainment
HB Studios Multimedia
vBlank Entertainment Inc.
Heavy Iron Studios, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
High Voltage Software, Inc.
WayForward Technologies, Inc.
inXile Entertainment Inc.
Zombie Studios, LLC
Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC







47 companies in total











4A Games
Kalyspo Media


505 Games
Laughing Jackal


Abstraction
Ludosity


Beatshapers
Mediatonic


Big Ant
Milestone


Big Bit
Mojang


BitComposer
Onmi Systems


Bloober Team S.A.
Prodigy Design


Boss Alien
Ripstone


Bugbear
Roll7


Cauldron
Ronimo


City Interactive
Rovio


Criterion Games
Shortround


Croteam
Sperasoft


Curve Studios
Sproing


Dakko Dakko Ltd
Stormbasic


Deck 13
Straight Right


Double Eleven
Targem


Eko Software
Tate


FatShark
Techland


Flying Wildhog
Tonika


Four Door Lemon
Torus Games


Frozenbyte
Vector Cell


FuturLab
Virtual Toys


Gaijin
Vlambeer


GHOST GAMES - AN EA STUDIO
Wizarbox


Green Hill Studios








53 companies in total

CD Projeckt RED Announce The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Coming To The PlayStation 4

CD Project RED have confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to the PlayStation 4. this is the final game in the Witcher series. CD Projeckt Red have revealed it was Sony who approached them first about being a developer for the PlayStation 4, being one of the first studios who were given a dev kit. They say the PlayStation 4 allows them to push their REDengine 3 to graphical limits.

The Witcher 3 is not a PlayStation 4 exclusive as it'll be coming out on all high end platforms in 2014.



Press Release

Epic Announce Their Unreal Engine 4 Is Coming To The PlayStation 4

Epic have announced their Unreal Engine 4 is coming to the PlayStation 4. Epic have shown their Elemental tech demo running on a PlayStation 4.



Press Release

Ubisoft Announce Watch Dogs Is A PlayStation 4 Launch Title, Confirm Game Is Also Coming To Wii U And PS3

Ubisoft have confirmed that Watch Dogs will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and it will be a launch title. this is on top of the game already coming out on Xbox 360, PC and PS3. Ubisoft have also announced that Watch Dogs will get a Wii U Release.



Press Release

Bungie Announce Destiny Is Coming To The PlayStation 4, Reveal PS3 And PS4 Get Exclusive Content

Bungie have confirmed that as well as a PlayStation 3 version of the game, Destiny is also coming to the PlayStation 4. both PlayStation games will have exclusive content that other versions won't have. both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will come out at the same time when Destiny comes out.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Capcom Announce Deep Down For The PlayStation 4, New Game Engine Called Panta Rhei

Capcom have announced they are working on a new Game Engine for the next generation of consoles and PC as well as a new PS4 game. the game and engine are being worked on together, the game is called Deep Down ( A Working Title) and the engine is called Panta Rhei. apart from the trailer, which looks a bit likeDemon's Souls, not much else is known about the game.



Source: Capcom Unity

Sucker Punch Announce inFamous: Second Son For The PlayStation 4


Sucker Punch have revealed inFamous: Second Son for the PlayStation 4. the star of the game is Delsin Rowe. he rescues a bunch of people from a bus wreck, but afterwards he discovers he has gained the ability to direct, manipulate and even transform into Smoke. Second Son is set 7 years after inFamous 2 and the world has changed as a result. Bio Terrorism is a real threat and a new team has been set up to stop it, the Department of Unified Protection (DUP). Delsin gets caught but refuses to go quietly and begins to question the world he lives in, those who provide security and whether anyone is really safe.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Blizzard Announce Diablo III Is Coming To Both PlayStation 3 And PlayStation 4


Blizzard have announced they are bringing Diablo III to both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. the game will include all the upgrades the PC version of the game has received as well as a new UI, new controls and a new camera. Diablo III on console will be shown for the first time a PAX East this March.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Jonathan Blow And Thekla Inc Announce The Witness For The PlayStation 4

Thekla Inc, and Jonathan Blow their founder, have announced they are bringing The Witness to the PlayStation 4. the game has been in development for over 3 years and it sounds like it will be a launch title.

The Witness is set on a mysterious island where you have to explore and solve puzzles. the games focus is on Epiphany. the puzzles in the game vary in difficulty but aim to communicate something to the gamer. the Island is small, you can go from one side to the other in little over a minute. this means your never far from a puzzle and yet the game is clocked at 25 hours long.



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Additional info from EU PlayStation Blog

Evolution Studios Announce DriveClub For The PlayStation 4

Evolution Studios, the developers behind MotorStorm, have announced they are bringing a new IP to the PS4 called DriveClub. the game has been an idea the team have had for several years but they feel the PS4 gives them the power and technology to pull it off.

DriveClub is a car racing game that focuses on being a part of a Club and working together with the other members of the club to complete challenges and beat other clubs. the game makes use of social features where gamers can comment on pictures, use tablets and other devices to create challenges for other Clubs and jump into challenges.

Evolution Studios have bolstered their team to create a game that not only looks realistic but also controls realistically too.



Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Guerrilla Games Announce Killzone: Shadow Fall For The PlayStation 4


Guerrilla Games have revealed Killzone: Shadow Fall, their first game for the PlayStation 4. set 30 years after Killzone 3, Shadow Fall takes place in a futurisitc city where the Helghast and Vektans live side by side, but separated by a giant wall. the city is in the middle of a "Cold War" and you play as the Shadow Marshall, it's your job to keep the balance. Guerrilla Games say the game will have you doing a variety of gameplay, from all out attacks, combat to quiet infiltrations.

During the Sony Press Conference, the game was demoed live on stage. using the Share feature of the PlayStation 4, Guerrilla were able to upload the entire gameplay video from the console to their Facebook account, so this video is them playing the game.



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Additional info from EU PlayStation Blog

Sony Announce Knack, A New IP Coming To The PlayStation 4

The first PlayStation 4 game Sony announced at their meeting was Knack. the focus with Knack is fun, whilst using the power of the PS4 to explore the limits of the hero. Knack is the result of an experiment and it has the ability to incorporate relics and items into it's body to make it bigger or better. this "Knack" is used throughout the game to solve puzzles and defeat a Goblin Army. they describe the game as a mix between Crash Bandicoot and Katamari.



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Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Sony Reveal The DualShock 4 And PlayStation 4 Eye, Console Comes With Headset And Login With Facial Recognition


Sony have revealed the DualShock 4, the new Controller for the PlayStation 4. Whilst the design is similar to the DualShock 3, the tech in mostly new. it still has sixaxis inside, but now there is a light bar on the top of the controller. this can be used to identify teams, character status like green for poison. the controller features a speaker and a stereo headset jack. Sony have confirmed the PlayStation 4 will come with a mono Headset that can connect to this socket.

The Options button replaces both Start and Select and the new Share button is integral to the PlayStation 4's social capabilities. in the middle is the Touch Pad. this is a 2 point touch, think pinch to zoom for example, but it is also a button that clicks. the controller still supports rumble.

Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)
External Dimensions Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button,
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right),
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Other Features Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports USB (Micro B), Extension Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery




Voltage DC3.7V (tentative)




Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)



DualShock 4 Pictures



Also coming with the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4 Eye. this device has 2 cameras with wide angel lenses which means it can measure depth. also in the device are 4 microphones which are used for sound detection and origination. when combined with the light bar on the DualShock 4, the Eye is able to determine the location and movements of the controller as accurately, if not more, than the PlayStation Move.

Sony have confirmed you can log into your PS4 using the PlayStation 4 Eye and it's face recognition

External Dimension Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative)
Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate 1280x800 pixel @ 60fps
640x400 pixel @ 120fps
320x192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range 30cm~∞
Field-of-View 85°
Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length Approx. 2m (tentative)


PlayStation 4 Eye Pictures



Press Release

Sony Reveal The PlayStation 4, Coming Holiday 2013


Sony have announced the PlayStation 4. But, this was not a full reveal of the console. some rumored late changes to the Specs, more specifically the inclusion of GDDR5 8GB RAM, are thought to be behind the decision not to reveal the Console itself. 

Sony have announced the PlayStation 4 is coming out this holiday season. no specific countries/territories or prices were revealed. But, Sony have revealed some details about the console.

the console has been built around gamers and developers. they asked developers what they wanted from a console and Sony say the console, and tools to develop the games with, have been designed so the developers can push the boundaries. Gamers are now able to share their experiences. built into the system at a hardware level is the ability to share video of gameplay, and screenshots. the PS4 hardware means the console is always ready to upload your gameplay. This is also true in the controller where there is now a Share button which lets gamers share screenshots and videos to sites like Facebook.

As well as uploading video, you can stream the game your playing to your friends using services like Ustream. during this streaming sessions, your friends are able to comment on gameplay and if you get stuck in a level, your friends can also jump in and play by offering special weapons or health potions for example.

Sony have confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will work together via Remote Play. this can mean playing the game on the PS4 and then transferring it to the PSV, much like with the Wii U how you can play on TV or the screen on the GamePad. Sony's aim is to have most/all PS4 titles have this PSV Remote Play feature. Sony is also working with smartphones and tablets to bring "Second Screen" functionality to them.

Sony have revealed the PS4 has taken some PSV inspiration by having a suspend mode. it works much like the PS Vita where you can turn it off during a game and come back to it later. the PS4 does this in a low power sleep mode, no need to load a save or boot up the console. another inspiration borrowed is the ability to have other programs/apps running in the background of the game like a web browser.

When it comes to digital titles, once a download has started you can start playing that game and the download continues as you play. games will be downloaded and updated in the background. Sony has a aim that over time the PS4 will learn the games you like so there will be a point where the console has downloaded a game it thinks you'll like as well as games you want.

Sony's Gaikai integration was also announced. the aim is for gamers to find a game they like the look of and play it without downloading the game itself, you would be streaming the game over the internet. once you decide you like it you can then buy it and download it to your system. the aim is to not only have PS4 titles but also PS3 titles available for online streaming.

What Devs Are Saying About The PlayStation 4



Announced Console Specs:

Main Processor 
Single-chip custom processor
CPU :  x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”,  8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS,  AMD next-generation Radeon™ based
graphics engine

Memory 
GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive 
Built-in

Optical Drive
(read only)
BD 6xCAV
DVD 8xCAV
I/O
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) AUX

Communication 
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output 
HDMI
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Press Release

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Capcom Have Released A New DmC: Devil May Cry Trailer For The Bloody Palace Update, Reveal Virgils Downfall Release Date

Capcom have released a new DmC: Devil May Cry Trailer for the recently released Bloody Palace download. this free download is out now and adds 100+ bonus levels of demon killing.

Capcom have also announced that Virgils Downfall is set to come out on 5th March on PS3 and 6th March on Xbox 360. this expansion is expected to cost $8.99 when it comes out.



Virgils Downfall Screenshots


Source: Capcom Unity

Square Enix Announce Murdered: Soul Suspect, Coming Early 2014 To PS3, Xbox 360 And PC

Square Enix have announced Murdered: Soul Suspect with a teaser trailer. very little is known about this game apart from its coming out early 2014 to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. the story appears to be you solving your own murder, a similar idea to the Capcom game Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective.



Source: Square Enix Blog

Konami And Platinum Games Have Released Three New Videos For Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Konami and Platinum Games have released 3 new videos for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. the first video is called Rising and was made by Hideo Kojima. the second video shows how you can use tactics in combat, like stealth. the third video shows off Ripper Mode.





Natsume Announce They Are Bringing Kemco's PSP Game Mystic Chronicles To The USA This Summer

Natsume have announced they are bringing Mystic Chronicles to the USA. this PSP game from Kemco has only come out in Japan so far but now it will come this summer to the USA. described as a Cult Classic in Japan, Mystic Chronicles features retro style graphics, a turn based battle system and story driven quests. a feature of the game is the Guardian Beast System, where each character can be assigned a mystic beast that has Offensive, Defensive or healing abilities.

The main character is called Lux. he was adopted by a small village and he had begun to train to join the Guardians Guild, but a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that could have Lux even saving the world.

I have found a Japanese promotional video for the game that was used on the Japanese PlayStation Blog. it shows gameplay and appears to have game music playing as well.



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Press Release

Zero Punctuation - Dead Space 3



This week Yahtzee plays Dead Space 3. he enjoyed the first game in the series, the horror was maybe a little too predictable but the game as a whole was different from the rest. but, with Dead Space 2 EA and Visceral started moving the series into more action and now with Dead Space 3 have they successfully created a horror action game or will Yahtzee feel that the game is a shell of it's former self?

GungHo Online Entertainment America Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Ragnarok Odyssey

GungHo Online Entertainment America have released a launch trailer and screenshots for Ragnarok Odyssey. Ragnarok Odyssey is out this week across the EU, Australia and New Zealand at retail and on the PSN for €29.99.



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Press Release

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Blizzard And Activision Announce Blizzcon 2013, Runs On 8th And 9th November At The Anaheim Convention Center

Blizzard and Activision have announced Blizzcon 2013. the event is taking place in Anaheim California at the Anaheim Convention Center. the event will run on 8th and 9th November.

Blizzcon 2013 will offer attendees:
  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global finals for Blizzard eSports, featuring top pro gamers from around the world
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment's game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

Ticketing and Pricing will be revealed nearer this years Blizzcon.

Press Release:

PlayStation Cloud Websites Found, Service Expected To Be Announced At PlayStation Meeting

Superannuation have found websites registered to Gaikai called PlayStation Cloud. the logical assumption would be that PlayStation Cloud would be a part of the PlayStation Network. 

Presently, Cloud Save Games exist as a part of PlayStation Plus, separate from anything. i expect PlayStation Cloud to include the Save Game Service but also much more. the fact that Gaikai is the group that registered the websites leads me to think that rumors about game streaming could very well be true. it could well be that PS3 games and PS3 PSN Games will be streamed from your personal Cloud. it is also possible this service will extend to both PS2 and PS1 games but there is no reason why PSP and PS Vita games can't be streamed via the same service. whilst that is possible, i don't expect that to be announced, it would make sense for Sony to save it and implement it later.
 
Source: Superannuation Twitter and NeoGaf

343 Industries Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For The Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack

343 Industries have released a new trailer and screenshots for Halo 4. this video is for the Majestic Map pack and shows each of the maps in action. the maps are smaller than some of the other map packs, 343 industries say it's more similar to older Halo games and their multiplayer maps. The Majestic Map Pack comes out 25th February.



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Epic And People Can Fly Have Released A New Gears Of War: Judgement Video Showing Multiplayer And Weapons

Epic and People Can Fly have released a new trailer for Gears Of War: Judgement. this video uses in-game action to show the many weapons in multiplyer, especially some of the new features like sticky grenades, as well as new weapons like the new short range sniper. the video also shows many of the multiplayer modes and confirms that the maps will have more verticallity to them.

Devolver Digital And Dennaton Games Have Announced Hotline Miami Is Coming To PS3 And PS Vita This Spring

Devolver Digital And Dennaton Games have announced they are bringing Hotline Miami to the PS3 and PS Vita this Spring. details about specific features or price weren't announced but they do say the features will take advantage of what the PS3 and PS Vita have to offer.



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Source: USA PlayStation Blog

2K And Irrational Games Have Released A New BioShock Infinate Trailer For Elizabeth

2K and Irrational Games have released a new trailer called Lamb Of Columbia. this video focuses on Elizabeth and asks why is she so important, and more importantly why are people so afraid of her.

Ubisoft Have Released An Assassin's Creed III Trailer For The Tyranny Of King Washington DLC

Ubisoft have released a new DLC trailer for Assassin's Creed III. this video is for the Tyranny Of King Washington DLC and provides a glimpse of the What If...What If Washington stayed as President, how would things be different.