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Japan gets Yakuza 1&2 HD on Wii U in August

Posted by Bruno B on June 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Of course many will know that Sega's Playstation exclusive series Yakuza ( Ryu ga gotoku in Japan ) is one of Sega's most successful series since it stopped producing it's own hardware . The series has always been a Playstation only game and is on it's fifth game ,which has been recently released in Japan on PS3.

Now the first two in the series which where on PS2 and later ported onto PS3 in HD as digital downloads are coming to Nintendo's Wii U console in August in a special 1&2 boxed set ,but only in Japan.

Fans of the series in the West are crying out for a Western release. Here's hoping that it sells well on Wii U in Japan ,so that the West can get a conversion to. And hopefully the others in the series will follow.

Sega have said they are testing the waters so to speak to see how successful it can be , we hope it brings Sega the fruits it expects . The boxed price converts to approx £35 for both games ,so would you pay that for a boxed version or would you like to see a eshop download at a reduced price.

Anyway here's the boxart from the game

Bruno B.

Smash Brothers 4 coming to Wii U 2014

Posted by Bruno B on June 12, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Nintendo had thier E3 direct yesterday and unleashed news of their first party games coming to Wii U this year and next. Even though we will have new Mario 3D game this Christmas ,two  of the eagerly awaited games Nintendo fans where waiting for won't be released until spring 2014 .

The first of those is Mario Kart 8  ( more news on this soon) , the other is Super Smash Brothers 4 .

Everyone thought that it would release this side of Christmas ,but we all know Nintendo ,it will release when it's ready and that time is slated as Spring 2014 at present ,things could change still if they deem they need more time to finish the game.

Is this one of the games you where waiting for ? ,  do you think Nintendo have enough software this year to boost sales of it's Wii U console ?

These are questions many are asking and to be honest with the Xbox One and PS4 debut's this year it could be tough for Wii U . But with the DRM issue surrounding the  other two consoles ,it could work in Nintendo's favour.

Watch this space .

Bruno B.

Microsoft sell Wii U - Wii U Sales soar after XBOX ONE reveal

Posted by Bruno B on May 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments 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

Bruno b.

Xbox One - new killer Instinct from Rare ?

Posted by Bruno B on May 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments 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.

Bruno B.

Ryo Hazuki is Back ! No not in Shenmue 3 ,but as a figurine

Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM Comments 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.

Bruno B.

Win a Blue PS3 and Bioshock Infinite

Posted by THE SNAKE on April 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments 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

Review of Tekken Tag 2 on Wii U up on site now

Posted by Bruno B on March 14, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Just a quickie to let everyone know my review of the Wii U editiion of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is up on site now , click the picture to go there.


Press version of Shenmue II sells on ebay for 112GBP

Posted by Bruno B on March 11, 2013 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Folks,

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.

Bruno B.

PS4 - we still don't know how it looks and how much!

Posted by Bruno B on February 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments 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.

Bruno B.

PS4 WONDERS, KNACK is a new franchise from Ratchet and Clank creators

KillZone Shadow Falls ,looks amazing, but i personally disliked the PS3 versions

Ubisoft attempt to please Wii U fans

Posted by Bruno B on February 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM Comments 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

Bruno B.

The next in the Assassins Creed series should make fans who bought Assassins Creed 3 happy