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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 

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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. 



Mini Review - BLAST- 1997- Linden Ashby

Posted by THE SNAKE on March 6, 2020 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Yes it's another Mini review for you all. Here we look at a film from 1997 which harks back to a time of the heyday of B-movie action films.

 

MINI REVIEW - BLAST - 1997

Starring Linden Ashby / Andrew Divoff / Rutger Hauer 

BLAST  is a budget action film starring Actor / Martial Artist Linden Ashby , for those unfamiliar with him , FYI he played Johnny Cage in the live action Mortal Kombat film alongside Robin Shou and Chistoper Lambert

Blast plays like your usual one guy against a army of bad guys , inspired by the lkes of Die Hard no doubt.

Linden plays Jack Bryant a ex competiing martial artist who got badly injured and had to give up on his career , he fell on hard times and now works as a Janitor .

But Jack just happens to be  a Janitor at the forthcoming Atlanta games . And just happens to be on duty at the Swimming halls while the USA team are going for their practice , And lo- and behold his ex wife just happens to be the coach of the team.

At this very time a group of terroists infiltrate the Swimming halls, plant bombs and hold the team hostage. 

They are led by a crazed terroist played by Andrew Divoff. 



Only one man can stop them and it's Jack , Atlanta is in  lockdown as the terroists have planted bombs across the city , Plus their goal is one of deception as their main objective is march larger. 

But have no fear Jack has help at the end of a phone , a adversary of of the terrorist  who was presumed dead  , it's Leo who has no legs and long colouful drealocks  and goes around in motorised wheelchair. . All is not lost.

And yes Leo is played by the late Rutger Hauer.

Blast is a film that's OK to watch while you eat your dinner , it's no showcase for martial arts and compared to other films in the genre around the same time looks baron . They really needed some more extra's to fill out the scenes. 

Linden Ashby rarely gets to show his ability in martial arts , even though he is versed in Taekwondo,Karate and Kung Fu. There's a few nice little moves as he runs around avoiding terrorists and taking them out one by one. There's no real fight scene that offers any substance and the final is a letdown 

If you took Jean Claude Van Damme's Sudden Death , took out all the crowds , and left just a few people in a empty building , for go any of the bigger combat scenes  and add  Rutger Hauer's quite comic style character to the proceedings then your have this film. 

Here at Kick'em in the Ghoulies we watched this on our Amazon Prime subscription , whatever you do don't spend money on this because it really is just fodder for lunch.

Review by Sertes Nake

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.



Mini Review- WISHED /2017 film by Dayan Eng

Posted by THE SNAKE on March 1, 2020 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

MINI REVIEW


Yes mini reviews are here , Not all films we view really warrent a full on site feature, some dont really fit into the sites criteria.

The only time we will feature a comedy or romcom film in a site feature is if we are attending a film event and are covering many films.

So now we have these small snippet of film reviews where we get to grips with some casual viewing .

Our first film is a 2017 Comedy from China by Dayan Eng who directed and produced., it's a bit of a indie film and when released in the summer of 2017 it placed third at the Chinese box office and it had stiff competion.




MINI REVIEW - WISHED-2017

Wished stars Xia Yu , Yan Ni and Victoria Song. It also has cameos by Daniel Wu and David Wu ( two stars well known for there action roles in Hong Kong action films).

Xia Yu plays a Insurance slaeman who just can't catch a break, he has a job he's not fond of and has low expectaions and ditches his girlfriend to save her a life of misery.

But when all hope is lost he meets a young woman who claims to be a goddess and will grant him 19 wishes from his past life. Unfortunatly he is unable to choose these wishes and they are based on wishes he has made over his life .

Of course he just thinks this woman is a crank but when strange things start happening he starts to wonder , Also this goddess of wishes shows up in his aprtment who he shares with his friend.

Without spoiling the crazy fun in this film , think of something you wished for as a child and then it comes true right now. It so funny in places .

Of course as the film goes on hs wishes come from his later life so there a bit more sensible ,or at least you might think. 

There are some great nods to old school Hong Kong movies and Hollywood ones to. 

For a Indie title it featured a fun story and good special effects for the $5 million dollar budget.

Wished went on to appear in the USA and won awards to. 

Wished is available to view on Amazon Prime video Now , or can be got on Region 3 DVD or Bluray as well. 

For a relaxing film to have a laugh at Wished was good watch that exceeded my expectations as i expected i might end up turnng it off, but it grabbed me and i stuck with it.

Though the subtitles loose something in translation Wished is a fun watch.

Sertes Nake 

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Hyper Japan Festival 2016

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 28, 2016 at 10:25 PM Comments 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!

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

Wing Works to perform at Hyper Japan Christmas Market 2015

Posted by THE SNAKE on November 6, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments 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.



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