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Heated Gaming Battles as PS5 takes on Xbox Series X

Posted by Bruno B on March 18, 2020 at 1:50 PM Comments 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





E3 GETS CANNED AMIDST Covid19 Concerns

Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2020 at 5:15 PM Comments 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. 

Bruno B 

signing of

Microsoft to give details on Xbox Series X in Live stream

Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM Comments 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. 



Sega's Yakuza 0 arrives on XBOX

Posted by THE SNAKE on March 1, 2020 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

For years Playstion owners have been the envy of rival box owners who have longed to play Sega's long running Yakuza series of games but have always held off buying a Sony System.

Other then a Japan only Yakuza 1 &2 Wii U collection ( which sold poorly) Playstation has been the only place to play the series. .

But before Christmas at Microsoft's X019 EVENT in London it was announced that the first Two Games would be coming to the  XBOX One group of Consoles in February 2020 in their remastered versions . They would be accompnaied first by the newer Prequel of the first two games , the widely Popular Yakuza '0' .

Well Last week the first of the three games where released on the Xbox store front. Yes Yakuza '0' Zero has arrived on a non Sony Console , and to boot Microsoft have struck a deal with Sega and brought it same day to Xbox's Gamepass service .

As well as being able to buy the game digitally for under £15,.00 you can even play it if you subscribe to gamepass.

So if your longing for some Yakuza shennaghians where you get to beat thugs with your fists then Yakuza will be right up your street. 

Where not sure when the next two in the series will be coming yet but we hope that Sega publish a physical box set of the the three games for Xbox owners to buy as well. 

Here at Kick'em in he Ghoulies where be diving into the game over the next couple of weeks and your find a review by our resident games expert Bruno .B when he's finished dealing with those thugs.



Nintendo's first direct since Iwata's passing hits this Thursday

Posted by Bruno B on November 10, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments 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



Sega unleashes the Fighting Climax on PS4/PS3/PSVita

Posted by Bruno B on November 6, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Fans of 2d fighting games  and Anime and Manga should be rejoicing as  Denko Bunko Fighting Climax  has been released in the West.





Avaialble on all current Playstation formats ,yes including the PS3 . This 2d fighting game is a 2D fighter which has a roster of twelve playable characters and twenty two assist characters from various light novels and Sega games Virtua Fighter and Valkyrie Chronicles.



You have to fight using three buttons which are assigned to the force of the attacks strength .Fill up your surport gauge to unleash your assist opponent. Once unleahsed you have to continue fighting to refill your gauge to use  your assist partner again.



Powered by Sega Ringedge in the Arcades this is a full on arcade fighter with it's rootes firmly in arcade origins.



A updated version was released in July 2015 in Arcades in Japan entitled Denko Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition. It is due to release on all Playstation formats in Japan in December , the new version adds a bigger roster for playable and assist characters  with 18 playable and 28 assist ,  whether the West will see all iterations of the Ignition version released is yet to be known .



Maybe it will depend on how the recently released original performs.



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Tecmo bring on the scares in Project Zero for Wii U

Posted by Bruno B on November 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Though released in Japan in September 2014 and thought not to be releasing in the West to the dissapointment of fans Project Zero (aka Fatel Frame ) Maiden of Black Water was announced for Western release in April of 2015.





Now it has arrived but maybe not as widely available as expected in retail physical form.

Project Zero is a surviavl Horror game where the protagonists only form of defence is a camera with which to take photos of the horrors you see.


Using the Dead or Alive 5 engine  ( so why dont the Wii U have DOA on their system ) graphically it has charm and good lighting.


Unlike other survival horror games , Project Zero is eerie from the start , much like the early Resident Evil games and Silent Hill.


Only available in a limited edition box set in Europe , which is not stocked by all , it can be bought on Amazon , Nintendo's UK online store and certain retailers.  Other then that the only option to own the game is via the Nintendo  eSHOP.


Retailing at £39.99 for the digital eSHOP version or £49.99 for the limited edition box set.


But one bonus is that you can download the Prologue and two chapters to play for FREE from the eSHOP and if you like the game buy the full version and continue from where you left of in the trial.


If your into survival horror with a old school feel then Project Zero Maiden of Black Water is worth a try ,especially as it wont cost you anything to try it .

Bruno.B





Using the Gamepad to snap those ghosts is hectic experiance . they literally come out of no where

Yu Suzuki announces SHENMUE 3 kickstarter at Sony's E3 conferance.

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 16, 2015 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

After years of waiting fans of the Shenmue series may have there conclusion to one of the greatest video games of our time.

After Sega releasing the rights to the Shenmue franchise to Yu Suzuki to make a third if he can finance it .

The reality has become real with Sony using Yu Suzuki's vision for Shenmue 3 as a booster to there E3 conferance.

Witha $2m dollar stretch goal for a PC and PS4 (digital only)  version of the game already nearly meeting it's target in less then twelve hours of it's start ,the reality is real..

SHENMUE 3 is coming

YU Suzuki is the man....


visit the kickstarter page by clicking the link below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3


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Nintendo's SPLATOON Takes Japan by storm

Posted by Bruno B on June 6, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

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.

Play Expo returns to Manchester this October

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments 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.