|Posted by Bruno B on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Yes us gamers are a funny breed, it's probably the only type of consumer electronic that has a fan base like it does.
Gamers will pledge alegiance to a system as long as what there getting is what they expect.
But it seems after Tuesday's Xbox One reveal many where not happy at Microsoft's new TV orientated ,Kinect driven system which requires a the Kinect linked all the time and a internet connection every 24 hours.
But the bug bear has been the fee to play used games which has come about . Each new game installs on the system linking it to that console and the players ID .
Also the fact that the reveal actually revealed little about any new games of interest to Xbox gamers ,or any gamer for that matter.
This has seen the struggling Wii U sales in the UK take a upturn since the annoucement ,but where not talking a few more sales .Amazon have reported that sales have increased a massive 386% , placing the Wii U in the top fifty sales list.
Interest in the PS4 has also increased with many social communities members announcing there intention to buy Sony's new machine .
Of course now E3 is around the corner ,it will be interesting to see what the three big boys have to say and reveal.
The wars have just begun
|Posted by Bruno B on May 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
If your into your games ,you would have seen last nights Xbox unveil of the new system from Microsoft. Launching end of the year the system promises to bring gaming into futuristic proportions .
The New Xbox ONE
But news today suggest that Microsoft owned Rare studios could be working on a new game in a long running franchise to launch with the system. Speculations are high and though Perfect Dark may seem a safe choice many are speculating that it could be the next iteration in the Killer Instinct series.
The return of this fighter would be welcomed I'm sure.
O f course where going to have to wait till E3 or later to find out what it could be. But Killer Instinct could be a welcomed by the gaming fans. The previous versions where on the SNES and N64 when Rare where a Nintendo developer.
|Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Ryo Hazuki the main protagonist in the 1999 Dreamcast game Shenmue is back , but for fans of the series i'm sorry to say that where not talking Shenmue 3. Where not even talking a guest appearence in a new SEGA game ,of which he has starred previously like in Sonic and All stars racing.
Hell i would be excited if they featured him in a new Virtua Fighter game ,but no .
SEGA in association with First 4 Figures are launching two collectable figurines which feature Ryo in a pose, standing in at a whole one foot tall these limited edition figures come in two versions. A standard base version and a special edition with Ryo standing on a Phoenix Mirror.
Now these pre order figures are not pocket money toys ,coming in at approxiamately $170 for the standard and $184 for the Phoenix mirror version. So that's about £100 each ,but i'm sure importers in the UK will put a hefty profit on that if anybody in the UK requires one.
Even though it's nice to see such collectables ,closer look at these particular ones gives away a clue that Ryo may have been slacking in his training since the end of Shenmue 2. Ryo looks slightly podgy and fuller in the face then i remember him being.
Any Shenmue news always gets the internet buzzing and the SEGA fans typing ,but i can't see many forking out such a high price for a figurine of the intrepid Ryo Hazuki when facially the figure is not quite perfect.
I would actually gladly pay £100 for a copy of Shenmue 3 ,but for a Figurine that just about facially bears a resembelance to our hero ,i don't think so.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on April 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
As you might have guessed from the banners on site ,where affiliates with Music Magpie. Well at the moment there running a stupendous competition to win a Blue Playstation 3 slim with a copy of Bioshock Infinite to play. There's even runner up prizes to. Check out Music Magpie's blog for more details.click this link
|Posted by Bruno B on March 14, 2013 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Yes Bruno B back with another game infused feature ,well snippett . You just can't keep a good console down, Sega's Dreamcast has fast become one of the cult classic consoles to own, Dreamcast's constantly sell on ebay at a alarming rate, very few don't sell .
Now of course it's the great back catalog of games that the system has that keeps people using them ,or in many cases collecting them. Recently on ebay there was a pre releases press version of Shenmue II up for sale , it conatained the press versions of the games (white discs) and had no manual , and a front and back cover printed for press release. .
Now good copies of Shenmue II can go for up to £50 on ebay if there pristine, not bad since the retail price of the game when released in the UK was £29.99.
Now i watched this auction and saw it go up to thirty two pounds , not bad for a release the original person probably got for nothing. But i was astounded when i saw it actually sold for a whopping £112.
Now Shenmue maybe was not issued in large numbers ( it never released in the USA on Dreamcast) but you can find good numbers for sale on ebay at times. There's quite a few other Dreamcast titles that are rarer that never reach that kind of money.
|Posted by Bruno B on February 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
Logo , nothing new here ,oh wait ''4'
After the excitment ,oh was there any. yes Sony's big build up to their PS4 announcment in New York went well ,but left fans waiting and wanting.
Of course the strangest thing is the actual console was not shown , though they did show some forthcoming game developements and we got to see the new controller ,which basically is a dualshock 4 with a built in LCD screen ( not very groundbreaking, but familiar), they did confirm that the system would play second hand titles ,which brought a sigh of releif from many fans .
They did also say that it would not be backward compatable with PS3 games ,due to complexaty with the the new engine.
The new controller - keeping it retro but with a modern twist
Now another feature is that games could be played off TV if games developers intiated the feature , it will be done by utilising the functionality of the PSVITA . All this ties in with the recent price drop of the system in Japan which will be implemented through the rest of the world this March/April.
They need to as the Vita has been a bit of a failure ,being outsold in most terrortories by it's older PSP brother.
Using one of these for off screen play may be cool ,only if you have one already .
Of course price is a another big issue with the PS4 ,another thing not mentioned at the event. many suspecting a price point of around £400 , so if you want of screen play and don't have a Vita ,that's another load of wonga to dish out.
I'm sure E3 will give us much more news ,but until then where wait on the shelf on this one.
PS4 WONDERS, KNACK is a new franchise from Ratchet and Clank creators
KillZone Shadow Falls ,looks amazing, but i personally disliked the PS3 versions
|Posted by Bruno B on February 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
After the backlash Ubisoft recieved from Wii U fans after they delayed the Rayman Legends release ,it looks like Ubisoft are tring their hardest to calm the fans down. For starters the new exclusive demo of Rayman has been scrapped and now fans will recieve from April a exclusive free downloadable Rayman challenge game from the creators ,whether this will appease the fans ,time will tell.
But Ubisoft has not stoped there ,last week at the at the New York PS4 announcement they iterated that their new game ''Watch Dogs'' was another multi platform game comiing to PS4 /PS3/ PC/ 360 and Wii U .
Watch Dogs - coming to Wii U
Watch Dogs is great news for Wii U fans as it looks to be one of the best games of the year .
But as of 27th March Ubisoft has confirmed that the next in the Assassins Creed series is bound for Wii U . Yes Assassins Creed IV Black Flag will be released November 2013 as a multi format release.
It does show that Ubisoft are surpporting Nintendo's new console well , so maybe we should give them a break .
More news as we get it
The next in the Assassins Creed series should make fans who bought Assassins Creed 3 happy
|Posted by Bruno B on February 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Looks like Ubisoft has caused upraor amongst Wii U owners .Sigh this petition to let them know how many consumers they have angered. it's at over 3000 the last time i looked ,thats like about £104'000 if evryone bought their game from the cheapest on the net which was shopto at 34.85.
sign the Petition now -----
And you know Ubisoft have announced they will release another Wii U exclusive demo for owners to play to appease them ,Don't think it will some how. Wii U owners are not getting bombarded by games at the moment ,have Ubisoft not noticed.
Just had to post this , go sign the petition.
|Posted by Bruno B on February 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM||comments (0)|
Yes Good news for you Wii U owners ,Platinum games has confirmed that Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 will remain Wii U exclusive titles ,the only people that can make them Multi Platform are Nintendo as they have finaced part of the games , So unless Nintendo have a crazy minute ,the exclusives from Platinmum games are Wii U ONLY.
Bayonetta 2 stays exclusive ti Wii U as well as Platinum games other title The Wonderful 101. Hooray!
On another note Rebellion has been finalising the port of Sniper Elite v2 for Wii U . Word up is it's the best verison ever due to certain things you can do with the game pad. Yes better then PC. Looking forward to this one a lot.
Sniper Elite V2 releases this Spring on Wii U from 505 Games and is delveloped by Rebellion
So Wii U owners do have things to rejioce about, Truth is there are some great games to come to Wii U ,and there are some good ones already on the console, the many happy players on Miiverse atest to that.
Bruno B .