Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC available on Xbox 360

The rest of you: wait a month
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The tentatively exclusive Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard DLC is now available on Xbox LIVE; hit the source to download away.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dead or Alive 5 Collector’s Edition Comes With Art Book And Swimsuit Costumes

Dead or Alive 5 is getting a GameStop-exclusive collector’s edition, as well as pre-order benefits for those that decide to pre-order the game through either GameStop or Amazon. Tecmo Koei announced details on both fronts this morning.

Pre-ordering Dead or Alive 5 at GameStop or Amazon will get you a set of in-game bunny-style swimsuits for three of the game’s female characters. GameStop pre-orders come with a “DOA Angels” set of white swimsuits for Kasumi, Leifang and Hitomi. Meanwhile, Amazon pre-orders come with a “DOA Devils” set of black swimsuits for Christie, Tina and Ayane.

The collector’s edition is more grand. If you buy the collector’s edition at GameStop, you’ll get exclusive swimsuit costumes for every female character in the game, along with a hardcover art book and a soundtrack CD. Also included will be a poster, and the entire package will come in an embossed steel case for $80.

Tecmo Koei haven’t released images of the pre-order or collector’s editions of the game yet (just the image above), but we’ll keep a lookout for when they do. Dead or Alive 5 will be released on September 25th in North America.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Team Fortress 2 update teases something Pyro related, plus Adult Swim collab

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In a rather unexpected update to its Team Fortress 2 blog, Valve is teasing something Pyro related for this coming Monday, June 25.
Today's blog post, though brief, features the Pyro's unique muffled manner of speech, which the community has already managed to decipher using Morse code.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nintendo announces $199 3DS XL with 4.88-inch top screen, available August 19th

Folks holding their breath for a "3DS Lite" might want to exhale -- Nintendo has decided to go a different route. Company head honcho Satoru Iwata revealed the 3DS LL these evening on Nintendo Direct, featuring a 4.88-inch and 4.18-inch top and bottom screens, respectively. The new hardware adds over an inch to the current 3DS' display, and ships with a 4GB SD card, to boot. The oversized handheld doesn't adopt the Circle Pad Pro's second analog input, however, retaining just a single thumbpad on the console's port side. Japanese gamers will be able to pick up a 3DS LL in white, as well as in two-tone red / black or silver / white on July 28th for ¥18,900 (about $235). In the US, of course, the handheld will be rebranded as the 3DS XL, just like its predecessor's supersized variant, hitting Yankee shores (in red and blue, no less) on August 19th for $200.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What is this sorcery?!

Someone must have done something here because i don't remember having this much traffic a few weeks ago, I celebrated a 5000 milestone and now its 40000?!

I'm going to find out what the hell is going on here...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron brings back original Optimus, Grimlock actors

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Skyrim: Dawnguard beta invites sent out

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wii U launch price will "pleasant surprise" consumers, assures Nintendo

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes the Wii U's launch price will "pleasantly" surprise consumers.

I changed up the blog again (also suggestions)

I have made the following changes to the blog:

  • Changed the layout so the right sidebar wouldn't get crowded
  • Added a Google translate widget for any foreign visiters
  • Added a popular posts widget
  • Added a search widget for easy searching
  • Planning a new wallpaper in the future
I WILL ALSO TAKE SUGGESTIONS, feel free to leave them in the comments section!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Xbox 360 has more than two years left, says Microsoft

Xbox 360 successor may not be arriving as soon as expected

What the crap?!

Is E3 really this big of a deal to everyone? I just had my 5000 view milestone a few days ago! How the hell did it DOUBLE?!

Anyway.........here's to the weird 10,000 view milestone.....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nintendo's 3DS Software Showcase summary and discussion

Reggie Fils-Aime and Scott Moffitt took the stage for, yes, another Nintendo press conference here at E3 2012, this time to showcase a number of upcoming 3DS titles. Not just any titles, either, these are the games Nintendo is betting the bank on in the foreseeable future.
Nintendo's promise of, "The best portable content is found on Nintendo gaming systems," has been frozen in stasis since the system's launch. Fans continue to ask for more, though despite the addition of a peripheral that added a second analog stick, substance has been lacking. Can Nintendo rekindle the energy around the 3DS?
Here's the lineup Nintendo showed during its conference, and we think you might be pleasantly surprised:

Nintendo finally confirms Fire Emblem 3DS for North America

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Fans of Nintendo's Fire Emblem strategy RPG series had almost given up any hope of a localization announcement for Fire Emblem: Awakening (translated title) on the 3DS when any mention of the game was missing from both Nintendo's official E3 press kit as well as the hour-long 3DS software showcase held earlier this evening.
That was until Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime himself "accidentally" revealed his company's intention to bring the 3DS title to North America to reporters after the show.  With the word loose, Nintendo sees no reason to keep anything secret anymore regarding Fire Emblem for the 3DS.  Here's their Twitter announcement:
We are excited to confirm a NEW game announcement coming to the US: the new 3DS Fire Emblem! More info to come.
Stay tuned for the official details then.
SOURCE: Neoseeker

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Do not be alarmed

You may be wondering why the blog went full Chinese for 4 minutes, well I was screwing around with the language settings and stuff.

Anyway, everything is fine

Become a devil rabbit and take on Hell in Sega's Hell Yeah!

Sega is hoping to make 2012 suck less (perhaps moreso for the publisher itself, given its recent woes) by announcing Hell Yeah!, a bombastic 2D action-adventure platformer by Arkedo.
In Hell Yeah!, you play Ash, a devil rabbit who one day finds that your secret intimate photos have been posted all over the hell-ternet.  Fortunately you also happen to be the prince of Hell, so you're gonna kick all of Hell's ass in your quest to find the perpetrator of this heinous crime against yourself.

E3 2012: Six Totally Awesome Changes to Halo 4 Multiplayer

IGN dedicated an evening to playing Halo 4’s Spartan Ops and Wargames multiplayer at E3 this week, and it absolutely has the potential to exceed Halo: Reach’s exceptional online package. We only played a couple game modes on a few different maps, but the nature of Halo’s competitive game has changed ever so slightly thanks to a handful of awesome new multiplayer additions.
This is what you can expect to make you think differently about how you play Halo.

DmC: Devil May Cry to launch January 15th, 2013

Capcom's E3 demo trailer for DmC: Devil May Cry reveals a January 15th, 2013, release date for Ninja Theory's take on the popular stylin' demon huntin' franchise, at least on console.  No further details regarding the PC version (which is still a go) have been released.  The Capcom Unity stream with DmC's developers this morning did confirm that while the title remains WIP, the story and missions are largely complete, so it's a matter of polishing the title.

E3 2012: Sony Talks Next Gen - "It's About Being The Best"

The priority for Sony when it comes to the PlayStation 4 is to have the best console on the market, not the first nor the cheapest.
Speaking to Gametrailers, U.S. boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Jack Tretton outlined the company's philosophy regarding the next generation of home consoles.
"We've never been first. We've never been cheapest, " Tretton said. "It's about being the best. If you can build a better machine, and it's going to come out a little bit later, that's better than rushing something to market that's going to run out of gas for the long term.
"Ideally, in a perfect world, you want the best machine that ships first, that's cheapest. But the number one goal is to be the best machine, and that's what we're always focused on."
Tretton's remarks indirectly acknowledge the fact that PlayStation 3 was slow off the mark, being released almost a full year after Microsoft's Xbox 360 with a comparatively high price point.
Over the last few months information has begun to surface on Sony's next generation home console, rumoured to be codenamed PlayStation Orbis. It's been speculated that major publishers have already begun development for the system, with the console slated for a 2013 release.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

E3 2012: Skyrim for Vampires

Containing roughly 15 hours of content, Bethesda Games Studios’ Dawnguard for The Elder Scrolls V will give you an all-new way to play. The main conflict involves vampires, as they attempt to put an end to the “tyranny of the sun.” You’ll have a choice to join up with the anti-vampire Dawnguard faction, or side with the bloodsuckers to gain the ability to freely transform back and forth between your human form and that of a Vampire Lord.

Blog tweaks

I touched up the blog a bit here are the following changes:

  • Changed width
  • changed the font in certain  areas

5000 View milestone!

 At the rate this is going, I need to do these milestone updates every 2000 views lol. Anyway thanks for all your support!

My personal opinion on Nintendo's E3 conference

  • Pros
    • Had games
    • neat Wii U features
    • My body is ready, part 2
    • ZombieU
    • Pikmin 3, Paper Mario, and Luigi's Mansion 2
  • Cons
    • Wii Fit U
    • Sing
    • lack of 3DS (there will be a software showcase so I don't count this one as strongly)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Internet Explorer Coming to Xbox 360

It wasn't headline news, but buried in the middle of Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass reveal was the long-awaited news that,finally, an internet browser would be appearing on the Xbox 360.
The Wii and PS3 have had the feature for years, but for the longest time Microsoft seemed unwilling to cross that line. Well, they have now, because an optimised version of Internet Explorer that can run via Kinect voice commands and whose layout is more in line with the console's dashboard than the desktop version.
You can read more about SmartGlass here.
SOURCE: Kotaku

My personal opinion on Sony's E3 conference

  • Pros
    • The last of us
    • Assassins Creed 3 and AS3 liberation
    • Vita cross play
    • God of War: Ascension 
  • Cons
    • Smash Bros ripoff
    • Not letting the PS move die
    • Whatever the hell that AR book was
    • pushing PS plus

Debut Halo 4 campaign gameplay footage arrives

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Wii U pre-E3 preview focuses on connectivity through hardware, but light on games

Nintendo fires an opening salvo ahead of E3 tomorrow with a pre-E3 conference of its on Nintendo Direct, focused on the Wii U.  Before you get too excited, Nintendo has confirmed it won't actually be showcasing any library of Wii U games today.  Instead, the console giant's live stream, hosted by president Satoru Iwata, will once again promote the concept of the new hardware.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Details on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.  Amid the upgrades of series classics, accolades, and showcases at prestigious museums, there is no better way to get fans excited for such an anniversary than by creating an original game for the franchise.  For Metal Gear, that game will Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Developed by Platinum Games, whose repertoire consists of action games like Mad World andBayonetta, the latest Metal Gear will toss players into the role of Raiden, a cybernetic ninja.  The story takes place after Metal Gear Solid 4 and will deal with Raiden’s efforts in the reconstruction of an unspecified country.

Tales of Xillia 2 Headed To PlayStation 3 This Winter

Namco Bandai have announced Tales of Xillia 2, in development for the PlayStation 3 and scheduled for release this winter. Xillia 2 will take place one year after the events of the original Tales of Xillia, and stars Ludgar as its protagonist, along with his cat, Lulu.

The animation for Tales of Xillia 2 will once again be provided by anime studio, Ufotable. Ayumi Hamasaki will be providing the game’s theme song. The game will use a “Cross Double-Raid Linear Motion Battle System”.

While Namco are only saying “Winter 2012” for now, a more specific release date forTales of Xillia 2 will be announced later this month on June 27th.

SOURCE: Siliconera

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Details on 3DS Castlevania Emerge

Well, that didn’t take long. E3 hasn’t even arrived yet and new details have already been revealed about The Mirror of Fate, the new Castlevania game coming to the 3DS.