Category david

nintendo e3

Highlights from Nintendo’s Digital Event

Did that just happened?

This trailer of Reggie and Iwata duking  it out Super Smash Bros style is just downright bonkers! In it, we can see how the Amiibo figurine would work in the game, much to the chagrin of Reggie who gets knocked away dramatically.

Amiibo, (not to be confused with Amoeba)

The oddly named Amiibo’s figurine is shown next, allowing gamers to use them to interact with the Wii U edition of Super Smash Bros (think Disney Infinity and Skylanders). Coming in different versions of a multitude of iconic Nintendo characters, gamers can carry their Amiibo figurines with their save data wherever they go. Bringing the fight has never been easier...

Read More
rise of the tomb raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider Announced (with trailer)

Feast your eyes on the much anticipated follow up to Tomb Raider.

The trailer starts off with a therapy session between a doctor and his mysterious patient, a woman in a hood. The young woman is visibly shaken from past events that have haunted her, but its apparent that they are just the beginning of her problems as the trailer switches back and forth between flashbacks and an adventure about surviving.

She is seen sliding down a mountain using her climbing axe, before skulking in the shadows silently to take down an enemy. The trailer ends with the woman in the hood revealing herself to be Lara before panning away to show a massive tomb in the distance...

Read More
uncharted 3

Uncharted 3 Free to Download, For Now (Tested on the US PSN Store)

Yes, this is not a typo. The PlayStation Store has listed Uncharted 3 as a free to download title right now. This isn’t just for PS Plus members as anyone who has a PSN account can download the critically acclaimed third-person shooter absolutely free of charge.  At the moment, there is nothing about this on the PlayStation blog nor has Sony said anything about the game being made available for free, it may be a mistake.

Having said that do download it while you still can!

  
Read More
ni no kuni

Sony’s Flash Sale: RPG’s Galore

In a need to satiate your RPG fix? You will be pleased to know that Sony is currently having a Flash Sale for both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, whereby you can purchase games that have been heavily discounted.

Here is the list of games available:

  • Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3 | Was $49.99, Now $24.99)
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Vita | Was $39.99, Now $29.99)
  • Dark Souls II (PS3 | Was $59.99, Now $38.99)
  • Demon’s Souls (PS3 | Was $19.99, Now $9.99)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3 | Was $19.99, Now $4.99)
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3 | Was $39.99, Now $19.99)
  • Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster (PS3/Vita | Was $39.99, Now $29.99)
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3 | Was $19.99, Now $4.99)
  • Mass Effect 3 (DLC | [Prices Vary])
  • Mass Effect Trilogy (...
Read More
image_the_ratchet_clank_trilogy-19192-2465_0003

Ratchet & Clank HD Collection Slated for PS Vita This July

The Ratchet & Clank HD Trilogy will make its way to the PS Vita from July 2 onwards in Europe before its release in Australia on July 9. The much-acclaimed trilogy which was initially released on PS3 in 2012 to commemorate the series 10th anniversary, will be priced at €29.99 if bought digitally, or at retailers.

“We’re really excited by how well the PS Vita port of the HD Trilogy has turned out,” said Insomniac community chief James Stevenson. “It looks amazing and is a terrific way to play the classic Ratchet & Clank adventures. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it and take Ratchet with you wherever you may go.”

Known as the Ratchet & Clank Collection in North America, the game features the original PS2 titles, Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded and Ratch...

Read More

NFC Mario Figurine Shown by Nintendo

Nintendo recently unveiled the very first prototype of an NFC figurine for the Wii U at an investor’s meeting, and no surprises, as  it was their flagship mascot, Mario.

NFC Figure Mario

More details about Nintendo’s NFC initiative (similar to Skylanders or Disney Infinite) will be revealed in detail at E3 said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The codename NFP is short for NFC Featured Platform and Nintendo Figurine Platform. The figures in question will work across a multitude of titles and platforms (Wii U and 3DS) rather than just working with one game.

Nintendo’s first dab at NFC figurines, Pokemon Rumble U wasn’t that successful, hence this new approach will be a bigger push into the lucrative toy and video games sector...

Read More
pokemon-ruby-screenshot-3

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire teased

Nintendo recently posted a teaser ad on their YouTube account, showing what looks to be a remake of the previous iteration of Pokemon games. Coming one year right after the releases of Pokemon X & Y, we wonder what new features GameFreak has in store for gamers this November 2014, one in which we are awaiting with eager arms.

  
Read More
alien_isolation-1-656x368

Alien: Isolation Not Coming to Wii U

Yep, Wii U owners who have been looking forward to the release of the game will sadly have to look elsewhere. SEGA confirmed yesterday that Alien Isolation will not be making its way to Nintendo’s much maligned console. In Alien: Isolation’s recent tweet about the game, they had this to say:

ScreenShot092

This isn’t the first time that the Wii U has been neglected by developers as the most recent case was when WB Interactive stated that the multiplayer mode from Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer would be omitted altogether. Third party support has never been strong on Nintendo’s consoles throughout the years and it looks to be no different yet again as games, DLC, and modes are continually being overlooked. Wii U owners, what do you make of this?

  
Read More
New-Tales-game-countdown

New Tales Game to be Announced

The next entry in the Tales franchise is set to be revealed on the 12th of December by Namco Bandai. Siliconera, says that the reveal will be part of the NicoNico stream that will take place at 7 PM (Japanese time). Consequently, its teaser site will also be updated following the stream.

Tales official Twitter account confirmed that a new Tales game was on it’s way, although details were vague at the time. Speculation has been rife following a series of trademark registrations by Namco Bandai, prompting fans to speculate that a new game announcement was imminent.

This game marks the 15th entry in the long-running JRPG series – whether it will make its debut on a next-gen console will be known as its announcement draws closer.

It is unlikely that the game will be localized for Western audi...

Read More
turnabout_buckler_01_thumb

Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies latest DLC case is out now

Yep, the first DLC case for Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, Turnabout Reclaimed can now be downloaded from the US Eshop for $5.99.

In this case, it focuses on Phoenix Wright after donning his attorney’s badge once again. It also see’s the return of Pearl Fey, Maya’s cousin whom every self-respecting Ace Attorney fan will remember as the wide eyed and ever curious spiritual medium.

phoenix_wright_ace_attorney_dual_destinies_09

Cue the strange proceedings

The case centers on Sasha Buckler, a pirate who asks Phoenix Wright and co. to defend a friend who has been found guilty of murder. Nothing bizarre about that, except in true Ace Attorney fashion, said person is a killer whale! Expect wacky moments, shocking revelations and a gripping narrative to accompany this DLC case. Now if you will excuse us, we are about to dive in.

  
Read More