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|Posted by Bruno B on June 6, 2015 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Nintendo's first new IP in years 'Splatoon '' has taken Japan by storm , selling through roughly 97% of it's stock in the first few days on sale. Dependng where you get the infomation from , Spaltoon sales exceeded the 148'000 copies sold, many of those being the triple pack amiibo set.
Apparently 106'000 amiibo's where sold .
Splatoon is Nintendo's eight player online third person shooter where your a kid who can turn into a Squid.
The idea is your teamed up with three other team mates and set to take the territory of your opponents by squirting Ink everywhere. With a choice of weapons like splat guns and rollers the battles are fast and furious at three minutes a time.
By transforming into a squid you can move faster through your own colour ink which also replenishes your ink weapon.
It also has a solo campaign and has a monster amount of new FREE content coming over the coming months ..
Of Note the game also placed second in the UK all formats chart in launch week which is quite good as the UK is one of the Wii U's weakest European market. It does a lot better in Germany and France.
It looks like Nintendo have a game changer on their hands and could be one of this years games to get people about picking up a Wii U.
When we have world wide figures where post it here . But till then better get Inking people.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on June 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Here is the official press release for the next Play Expo coming to Manchester in October 2015.
Press Release courtesy of Replay Events
Manchester’s biggest video gaming show, PLAY Expo, returns for its fourth year.
Tickets for PLAY Expo, the North’s biggest gaming expo have gone on sale this morning. The show will take place at EventCity, Manchester on 10th and 11th October 2015.
PLAY Expo is in its fourth year in Manchester and has more than doubled in size over that time. Hundreds of screens of next-gen, indie and retro games as well as eSports, cosplay and stars of film and TV pulled 19,000 attendees through the doors of the highly-successful two day event last October.
Replay Events Director Andy Brown said “PLAY Expo 2014 was a huge leap forward for us in terms of scale and ambition but we delivered a knockout show that our attendees absolutely loved. The bar has been set very high for PLAY Expo this year, but we already have plans underway to smash all previous records out of the water.
Show features we introduced last year such as celebrity signings, our careers fair and Youtuber meet and greets will be expanded plus we are adding even more new content for 2015 including an area dedicated to the immensely popular Minecraft, where we will be running a Hunger Games tournament and a creative build server. Of course this won’t be at the expense of any of the other parts of the show - we know how passionate our attendees are about all aspects of PLAY Expo.
We pride ourselves on being the most diverse gaming expo in the UK – where else can you see so many of the latest games and technologies alongside arcades, pinballs, retro consoles and computers? The response we get from the gaming community is overwhelming, we’re immensely proud of what the show has become and we look forward to delivering yet another phenomenal event to our audience and partners this October.”
PLAY Expo 2015 will also feature the UK’s largest arcade and pinball display, industry speakers, movie props and vehicles, card and board games, merchandise plus a host of other features. More announcements will be made in the coming months. Further information and tickets are available from www.playexpo.net.
|Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
One of the Wii U's most anticapated titles released this week in Japan, And it has already sold sold out in stores across the land , this includes the Wii U 32GB Bundle set as well , proving that Xenoblade X is a system seller.
XenoBlade 'X' - Sold out in Japan
Only place can be had at the moment is on Amazon Japan and Playasia , where also the Bundles are sold out to.
This is great news for the developers and Nintendo and where sure the title will do as well in the West when released later this year..
The Wii U Bundle set - sold out first week in Japan
|Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Yes Sony has announced a limited time price drop for it's PS4 console in the UK. Till the end of April there abouts. you can pick up a stand alone unit PS4 for £299.
Considering there where many deals prior to Christmas for £299 and with games it does not seem so outstanding ,but it also means that retailers have a slight leway on the price which is evident with Amazon offering the PS4 for £289.
So if your in the market for a PS4 in the UK ,now might be the time before it goes back up.
|Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
With the advertsing train well under way for Nintendos forthcoming shooter Splatoon ,Nintendo have announced Wii U bundles for Europe and North America .
Both Bundles contain a 32gb Wii U deluxe pack and the new shooter Splatoon.
The big Difference is that the USA/North American version includes a copy of Nintendo Land preinstalled on the unit and a Digital code for a download of Splatoon which we are told comes in at around 2GB. So not a huge chunk of space ,
The USA/North American bundle launches the same day as the game .
Genre defining shooter from Nintendo out end of May / Australian Bundle pictured
For Europe /UK/Australia it's abit different. For one there is NO Nintendo Land icluded. Second your actually receive a Physicall copy of the Splatoon game. The downside to this is that the bundle launches some three weeks after the launch of the game.
We can only presume this is to make sure there is not a shortage of individual Copies of Splatoon for existing Wii U owners, as the game is proving popular especaially with the amiibo support with amiibo packs selling out already in some instances.
All region Bundles will share similar artwork and we must say it's quite eye catching package . But i do believe any gamers wanting to pick up a Wii U to play Splatoon are not going to wait three weeks in Europe to get hold of a Splatoon bundle..
As of yet the prices for the Splatoon bundle has not been announced .
|Posted by Bruno B on April 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Hello gamers ,
Yes it's me back with some regular info on video games across the K.I.T.G. sites.
After the success for Activision and Disney with their toys to life ranges , Skylanders ' Infinity it looked like their was room for another member to this game (forgive the pun) , anyway last year Nintendo entered the market on their Wii U system which was pretty much set up for something like this with the Gamepads built in NFC.
Nintendo's next wave of figures are out shortly
Well Amiibo launched last Christmas season in line with the Wii U version of Smash Brothers was a resounding success ,but Nintendo's range is quite unique that the figures are not tied to just one game but have content in many of their games .
Coming end of June these cuddly Yoshi amiibo from Nintendo are just so cute
Of course Nintendo have still to launch that dedicated full on 'amiibo'' game which could utilise all characters you might own, even though they are on the verge of launching their fourth wave of figures in the series. Many which look quite collectable and like many others will come in short supply.
Nintendo have sold a unprecedented amount of amiibo in short time span, marginally due to their use of their own and a few third party characters like Sonic,Megaman and the shortly coming Pacman.
But for Holiday season they will see a new challenger taking a bite of their stake in the market which they have nearly taken the lead in just a small amount of time.
Launching across all major console formats Dimensions could clean up for Christmas 2015
Lego and Warner Brothers have teamed together to bring us all Lego Dimensions launching in September 2015 across all formats including Wii U,Xbox One ,Ps4 and the previous gen systems ( another certainty that third party surpport for PS3 / 360 will still be around the end of this year), the glaunch packs include three characters a portal to read the characters (which you have to build Lego style) and a Bat mobile..
Using licenses from their Lego games like Batman,Lord of the Rings and Lego Movie the game looks set to mess things up a bit as characters like Wizard of Oz Tin Man,Marty from Back to the Future will be available in level packs for the game.
Dimensions Level packs like this Back to the Future set will add more scenarios to the game
With Warner Brothers licensed characters Lego Dimensions looks set to turn up the heat using classic characters from Film and TV that could go back to from whatever they want.
The fight will be a tough one but i believe it will be a fair one with no real winners in the game . Nintendo need to launch a specific game for amiibo , Disney will have more characters with the new Star Wars range launching with Infinty 3 and as of yet we know not Activision have planned for their range.
But the Skylanders are the only Toys to Life sets that have their own designed original characters made for the game. so they could suffer due to not capturing the nostalgia market which Disney,Nintendo and Lego will most definetly do.
But in honesty Activision have the strongest game incorperation for their toys to life , something which the others need to improve on. . Looking at DIsney Infinity ,other then the toybox mode the games need for figures to enhance the gameplay and progress from what i have experienced.
Skylanders is a clever franchise that you actually need certain characters from certain elements to really progress through the game.
Watch this space for more as we get it..
|Posted by THE SNAKE on April 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Celebrating Jackie Chan's 61st birthday , we are at K.I.T.G. where be adding some new Jackie Content to the site this forthcoming week to say thanks to the Worlds biggest Martial arts action star.
Jackie as Huo An in Dragon Blade
|Posted by THE SNAKE on February 11, 2015 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Yes Jackie latest film Dragon Blade releases in China and Hong Kong on the 19th and 21st February 2015 , The film directed by Daniel Lee also stars Hollywood actors John Cusack and Adrien Brody.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on January 31, 2015 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
In a way to stream line the sites of the group , action film site Shootem in the Head run by Jonas Namm will be merging with Kickem in the Ghoulies by May 2015 or maybe sooner.
This means there will be a dedicated section for all the Shootem content from a film point and as well as other features.
Shootem in the Head comes to KITG May 2015
Any gaming content will be associated with the Cosplay Heroes site and published there as the time nears.
Being as we are a fan site it is the only way for us to cut down on the costs and basically splitting the costs of running the site.
As far as our database site Martial Flick is concerned ,this is still in a update mode ,though all content is viewable to visitors.
The end result is your be able to visit this site by using either of the domain names.
As well as having more content to view in one space.
Watch this space for further updates
The KITG TEAM.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on January 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
In our first news article of the year we have the sad news in today that British Martial artist and Action star / Stuntman Darren Shahlavi has passed away in Los Angeles .
The star aged just 42 actually died on the 14th January 2015 ,but his family have only today made it public. Darren who starred in such films Ip Man 2 with Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung ,The Package with Steve Austin ( Picture ) and Bloodmoon with Gary Daniels.
Darren also worked on big features in smaller roles or as a stuntman or choreographer in films like ''300'' , Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, Watchman,BloodRayne as well as a host of TV series including the recent ARROW series.
Cause of death is unannounced at the moment.
Our thoughts are with his family . R.I.P. DARREN
Darren in Action in The Package with Steve Austin in 2012