|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 20, 2020 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
NEWS JUST IN - Crossmedia have announced that the proposed HYPERJAPAN FESTIVAL due to take place at Olympia on July 10th-12th has been postponed due to the COIVD19 outbreak.
Now seeing as Many events have been postponed ,you may think this is the norm, but many events have been reschedualed , MCM London Comic Con May was recenlty postponed till the 10th -12th July , in effect clashing with Hyper Japan Festival , Seeing as many of the exhibitors at both events are the same it seems some sort of compromise had to happen , also many on social media had aired their unhappiness about the events clashing with the new dates.
Seeing as MCM in effect does attract more visitors ( 200'000 in a weekend) ,exhibitors would of course take more money at MCM . I reckon if both events would have gone ahead , my bet would be that Hyper Japan would be the one to suffer losses in lost exhibitors and visitors.
I have attended both events for years , it will be interesting to see how close the new date which is coming shortly is to the potponed one. They might go for a August date , we should find out in the next few days.
Watch this space for the new date of Hyper Japan Festival 2020.
Also it was apparent that the Birmingham MCM comic con also clashes with other events , though i am not to sure what they are at the moment, once i find out i will post a update
|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 19, 2020 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
I had a feeling this one was coming, MCM Comic Con London has been postponed till July 10th -12th. , this is in line with Goverment suggestions that people should operate social distancing due to the COVID 19 outbreak.
I did feel the London show would be next after Birmingham was moved to June. I guess it's hard to calculate what the end of May will be like at this point and how everything will be operating.
Once again Reedpop SAY excisting ticket holders need not worry ,your tickets are valid for the July show, And if you are unable to make July you contact Reedpop to transfer to the October show or get a refund if you can not make either.
So as we go into isolation i hope all keep well and safe , and remember buy what you need ,not for the next decade. Remember the Older folk can not travel for food and supplies and if everyone hoards it all it's not fair.
Keep Well , Train Hard ( You can keep fit at home) and enjoy life as in the end we will all get through this .
And i hope to see many at the MCM London in July where we can party like it's the first one ever.
Sertes Nake aka The Snake
|Posted by Bruno B on March 18, 2020 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Hi all , The past couple of days have been big for the gaming Community , if there's one thing the worlds lockdown on COVID19 is doing is bringing gamers together across the world as online portals are spiking with more players online then ever before. And looks like it's going to get busier with the announcement today that all UK schools will be closed by the end of the week to curtail the virus outbreak.
We should see more gamers online for the next few weeks at more times of the day.
So This week we have had Nintendo reveal a indie showcase with many titles arriving this year and many timed exclusives for the Switch. Of the ones where most impressed by include Baldo and The Last Campfire..
The Last Campfire is by Hello Games ( No Mans Sky) and arrives on Switch and other consoles this Summer
Baldo is a Anime inspired RPG which looks adorable ( C) NAPS TEAM
But also in the news is the SPEC Reveals for Xbox Series X and PS5 . Microsoft where out of the gates first on Monday confirming the 12 Terraflop beast with a 1TB SSD , a new controller with capture button and the systems Raytacing abilities and iterating Full backward compatability with all XBXO ONE titles and all excisting compatiable Xbox 360 and Xbox OG titles. .
They even showed a demo of how fast the Series X loads a game compared to a Xone X. It's fast.
Other news is that if you buy a title for XONE Xone X , and later upgrade to the Series X you can use the same disc and the system will upgrade the game to the Series X version via the internet at no extra cost. ( Providing developer has taken advantage of the Series X )
So play the latest titles on your excisting hardware and when you can afford to upgrade you can play the same game but looking so much better.
Storage- Series X comes with a 1TB SSD and has a expansion port for 1TB Specific cards . you can still use a USB hard drive for Your XONE and XONE 'X' games . so the most sensible thing to do is have all your Back compat titles installed on the USB drive ( unless it's Series X enhanced) and leave the console SSD and Expansion for your Series X games. .
Coming Holdiay 2020
Now to todays PS5 deep Dive which today chief architect MARK CERNY , Big surpise here was the how limited the Deep Dive was with Cerny's focus on how fast the SSD is in the PS5 , it's apparently very fast , like instantaneous. But the reveal of the the system only being 10.28TerraFlops upset a few PS4 stalwarts from the sounds of it. ( To be honest does it make a difference) , but then they go and reveal the SSD size as 825GB , which seems ludicrous for next gen. especially when some games come in at 100GB , if your lucky it will store ten AAA games or so unless your only buying indies.
Yes they have NVME EXPANSION cards coming as well , but when buying a new console added cost of extras adds up and many buyers won't have the dosh.
On the topic of Back Comaptability Cerny said they had tested a 100 of the most popular PS4 games and most worked. So what does that say about the other hundreds of PS4 games , will you still need your PS4?
No mention of other systems being back compatable.
No reveal of what the console looks like ( something XBOX have been early with )
In breakdown the PS5 specs don't match the Series X and with their fan service of Gamepass and their back compatable program and the fatc that all forthcoming games will work on all XBox One systems and the Series X , it looks like Microsoft are ahead.
We wait with bated breadth for more info over the coming weeks as Summer approaches.
This is Bruno B Signing Off
Keep Well and Safe all
|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 13, 2020 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
New announcement just in, After taking advice from the World Health Organisation ,Reed Promotions have decided to Postpone the March Birmingham Comic Con at the NEC..
The new dates in place are for the 27th -28th June, providing the situation of Covid 19 does not escalate.
All purchasers of tickets will be able to use your excisting Tickets for the March show for replacement in June, there's no need to contact Reed Promotions. . Of course if you are unable to make the June dates then contact Reed Promotions for a refund.
Currently ticket sales are on hold till new tickets for June are ready to be sold. But current ticket holders need not worry.
This gives three months to see if the threat of the virus can be curtailed.
Of course the London Con is on end of May and currently still schedualed to run. But it is advisable to keep a eye on the MCM websites to keep up to date with the progression of the shows in question .
|Posted by THE SNAKE on March 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Hi all, the 12th March was the day that Disney's MULAN was supposed to get it's Red Carpet Premier with stars Liu Yifei and Donnie Yen and the Director in attendance , But about 12 or so hours ago , it was declared that due to the escalating COVID19 virus and new precautions in place that it best to cancel the red carpet event and the appearence of the stars.
The film did go ahead and screen in a closed contained screening. So at least ticket holders did get to see the film.
It looks like this is the state of play for many events for the next few months as precautions against the virus become more intense.
Mulan is set to come to mainstream cinemas on March 27th . As far as Internationally goes it seems it may be only playing in less infected areas as in many countries cinemas are on close down . It looks like for many of us will have to wait for the DVD /Bluray or streaming service of the film to see it.
MULAN is a live action remake of the animated 1998 film by Disney and stars Liu Yifei ( Sparrow in Forbidden Kingdom) as the title character , with a surpporting cast of Donnie Yen ,Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li, it also sees the return to the big screen of Jet Li who plays the Emperor. The film also stars Legendary actress Cheng Pei Pei ( Come Drink With Me / Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) as the Matchmaker.
|Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
Yes I'm back again ,twice in the same day , what's going on? Well it's Official amidst concerns over the Covid19 virus the Worlds biggest Gaming show has been cancelled. . E3 in Los Angelas is NOT happening this year. . Even though over week ago they where admament that the show would go ahead even with other shows in the area already canned.
E3 Is the biggest gaming show and even though this year it had already been dealt some blows with Sony Pulling out and key players also abandoning the show , there still where a lot of content that would have made it viable.
But being as Los Angelas is on alett surrounding the virus it looks like they can be sure all will be fine by the planned June date of the show.
Ubisoft and Microsoft have already assured fans that they will showcase their reveals via a digital event around the time the show was going to happen. Nintendo normally have a digital show anyway , so if all the big players pull together maybe they can all host digital events to satisfy the gaming community.
Maybe it was on the cards weeks ago as the new style E3 was heading was not liked by many industry insiders and some cited this as to why Sony Pulled out . But for gamers it is a sad loss of the hype to all the annoucements on the often cringeworthy live stages.
But as concerns rise over the Virus and how employees of the companies attending such events can be kept safe , it goes without saying thet precaution is the safest way.
Looks like this year events world wide will be disrupted one way or another. Though across the globe other events are taking place .
Watch this space and if any other events get canned where be sure to let you know in advance if we can.
|Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hi Everyone Bruno B here , former Miiversesarien and the official games expert for the K.I.T.G. Group of sites.
So after the cancelation of the GDC ( Game Developers Conferance) in the USA amidst fears of the Corona Virus . Microsoft has announced it will be hosting a livetsream to announce more details on the XBOX SERIES X console ( due to release this fall 2020) .
The Livestreams will take place on the 17th and 18th March and start at 1pm ET .So that's 1700 hrs for us in the UK .
Details are sketchy at present but it looks like their getting more into talking about the systems Raytracing effects , Cloud Gaming with Project X Cloud. I'm sure your all excited to see what's let out of the bag.
I'm currently working on this sites gaming pages with Sertes and where soon have a new look for all game related pages going live soon.
Bruno B signing of.
|Posted by THE SNAKE on June 28, 2016 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
The weekend of July 15th -17th sees the Hyper Japan Festival return to Olympia in London's Kensington. Three days of live acts, Music,culture and games for all the family .
Show opens on the Friday at 12pm , visit the site for more info and tickets..
Visit the Hyper Japan site Here!
|Posted by Bruno B on November 10, 2015 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Nintendo is set to host their first Nintendo Direct on Thursday November 12th at 10pm UK time.
The Nintendo directs are famous for their coverage of the latest upcoming titles on Nintendo systems, they often reveal special dlc and upcoming releases.
Satoru Shibata will be hosting the European direct as he has always done ,but this time of course he will be missing his counterpart and past boss Satoru Iwata .
For the America's it has not been announced as yet as to who will host ,but Bill Trinen has always been a firm favorite in the past along with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime often making a appearence .
Also not known is if new President Tatsumi Kimishima will make a appearence .
Satoru Iwata - who passed away in July 2015
But one thing for sure fans are expecting some sort of tribute to Iwata San .
Nintendo have also iterated that the direct will be focused on Wii U and 3DS software and news ,no content will be on the Dena mobile games or their NeXt piece of hardware.
So book the times - their all listed below.
UK - 10pm - 12th November
Europe - Germany time - 11pm - 12th November
USA - New York time - 5pm - 12th November
USA - Los Angeles - 2pm - 12th November
Japan - Tokyo - 7am - 13th November
Australia - Western Australia - Perth - 6am - 13th November
Australia - New South Wales - Sydney - 9am - 13th November
Australia - South Australia - Adelaide - 8.30am - 13th November
Australia - Queensland - Brisbane - 8am - 13th November
|Posted by THE SNAKE on November 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
The dates - 27th -29th November . Hyper Japan Christmas at Tobacco Dock. Visual Kei band Wing Works are to perform at Hyper Japan this Christmas.
Launched in 2013 the group has become known on the Japanese circuit and playing well renowned venues.
Taking their theme from a futuristic Android world Wing Works look set to get your heart rate up.
For more on Hyper Japan click the link below.