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-Eric Lee Lewis
An email was sent out earlier today to Brian Fargo of inXile from somebody claiming to be from OnLive. The email reads as such, “I wanted to send a note that by the end of the day today, OnLive as an entity will no longer exist. Unfortunately, my job and everyone else’s was included. A new company will be formed and the management of the company will be in contact with you about the current initiatives in place, including the titles that will remain on the service.
It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and I’m sure our path with cross again.”
It is not sure yet as to if this is true, but we will keep you updated.
With the 3DS XL slated to hit shelves in North America on August 19th, we only get the color options of red and blue. However, today Nintendo announced a Pikachu themed 3DS XL but only for Japan.
The popular Pokemon has his/her face on the front of the 3DS XL and the entire thing is covered yellow, save for the design and white hinge. It won’t be available in Japan until September 15th and only those who pre-order can be lucky enough to own this special handheld.
So far, no word on whether or not this Pikachu 3DS XL will remain exclusive to Japan or if it will be available to other countries in the following weeks. We’ll keep you up to date when we hear more.
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New Slenderman game based upon Mark J. Hadley’s SLENDER indie game
-Eric Lee Lewis
It’s happening again. There is another game out there to make you lose control of your bladder and motor functions. This game is openly based upon the SLENDER game that took everybody by storm. According to the creators, the game will soon have more maps and more scares. If you want to play Sanatorium, click HERE for the link.
-Eric Lee Lewis
GameStop has officially purchased Spawn Labs’ streaming service allowing GameStop to compete directly with OnLive. From what GameStop is saying, games will be able to be streamed to any device that has a connection to the internet. Expect this service to be released next year.
Today, Capcom revealed Rockman Xover, a Mega Man RPG due to hit iDevices in Japan this fall. Much like the ill-fated Mega Man Online, this is a crossover between multiple Mega Man continuities. However, this title is a social RPG rather than an MMO.
Friends of the Blue Bomber should be pleased, since fan favorite titles like Mega Man Legends and lesser known series like Mega Man ZX are featured in the accompanying artwork. If you’re the kind of person who knows what game Dr. Cossack is from, you’ll get a kick out of this one.
According to the prologue, Mega Man has been banished to a gap in space and time, so players will control a brand new Mega Man-styled robot. RPG elements come into play with “Battle Memory,” which will allow the player to customize his or her own robot. The game also promises a social element, as players will be able to communicate with each other along the quest.
No US release has been slated yet.
Thanks goes to Andriasang’s Anoop Gantayat for the initial translation of Capcom’s press release.
So we all know about Capcom’s new IP called Remember Me and how it looks like a mix between Deus Ex and Assassin’s creed. We even know that the game is slated for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC releases. What some of us didn’t know is that at one point, Remember Me was a Sony exclusive. That’s right and it even had a different title called “Adrift”. Here are the words that came from Oskar Guilbert, co-founder of Dontnod, the development team behind Remember Me”:
“Sony wanted to focus on a different type of game and we don’t really fit with that,” Guilbert explained. “But we’re in a very good relationship with them. They stopped a number of games last year at Sony and we took back the IP rights and were able to continue to develop it thanks to the support of the investors. We were then able to sign the game to a publisher who’s [sic] portfolio is a better fit for the game.”
It is pretty weird that Sony would let go of an exclusive especially since they are known for priding themselves on exclusive material. Maybe it’s because they release a number of other exclusive content like Media Molecule’s Tearaway, Guerilla Games’ Killzone: Mercenary and a few others. Regardless, Remember Me just might be the new game for Capcom.
The DmC official box art has been shown off by CAPCOM. What do you think?
Do you love Portal? Do you love Portal 2? Then surely you love to share that experience with friends right? That’s good because today Valve Software updated the Portal 2 level creator, which brought in the addition of allowing players to make co-op levels.
What’s the name of this editor you might ask? The Perpetual Testing Initiative…weird name if you ask me.
Along with creating new co-op levels, this update allows users to test out other people’s creations in a wide choice of categories. What makes Valve so great is not only have they updated Portal 2 but are giving others the chance to buy it cheap. For everyone that owns Portal 2, they get a coupon that can be given to a friend (who allows has Steam) and that person can get 75% off of their copy of Portal 2. Pretty neat huh?
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate for the 3DS has been pushed back to sometime in 2013. Konami confirmed this news today but didn’t reveal what the reason is behind the delay was. Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate was scheduled to come out at some point later this year. While I’m glad to hear that the game has been delayed, I also want to know the reason. Could it be that the developers want to polish it more or is there trouble?
Related to this news, Konami has also confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released on the PC alongside Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Just like the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, the PC one will be developed by Mercury Steam with the new Mercury Engine 2. Fans of the series can no doubt expect both of these games to be just as good or better than the original Lords of Shadow.
That is correct… Castle Crashers will be arriving on Steam. Only problem is that the release date is unknown. What we do know is that the Steam version will offer new additions. First and foremost, this version will introduce integrated voice chat. Between Steam achievements, having gamepad support, the use of the Steam Cloud system and also supporting local/online Multiplayer, PC gamers will be in for a treat.
The Behemoth (Castle Crashers’ developer and publisher) has released the following specs that will be required to play.
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
- Processor: Dual Core Processor 2GHz+
- Memory: 1GB
- Hard Disk Space: 300MB
- Video Card: Graphics: 256 MB dedicated directx 9.0c compatible card
- Sound: Directx 9.0 compatible sound card
Without a release date, guess you just have to keep those fingers crossed and wait.
Technically, it won’t be 25 until December 18th but who’s caring if we celebrate early? From the very first Final Fantasy game for the NES, the franchise has seen success all around the board (with few exceptions). To honor this game giant, Square Enix will be hosting a celebration event in both Tokyo’s Shibuya district and at Seattle’s PAX gaming convention.
The Tokyo event will be held on September 1st while the Seattle event will occur on August 31st. During the event, the public will be able to ask questions and voice their concerns on the franchise. A special video message that includes key figures from Square Enix like Yoshinori Kitase, Motomu Toriyama and Isumu Kamikokuryo will air at 7:30 PM during the event (which would be 11:30 AM for the Tokyo event).
Then at some point, more news about Lightning and what’s next for her will be unveiled. She’s the heroine of FF XIII/XIII-2 if you couldn’t guess.
In what I feel is a real nice touch for the fans, Final Fantasy games, new and old, will be available for play on various consoles throughout the day. On a side note, there have also been two FF related events confirmed for later in the year. A 25th Anniversary Distant Worlds: The Celebration concert will happen on December 7th at the Akoo Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The Final Fantasy XI: 10th Anniversary concert is on September 22nd at the Zellerback Auditorium in Berkeley, California. Here’s to you Final Fantasy, Happy Birthday!
-Eric Lee Lewis
In an interview with Eurogamer, Shuhei Yoshida (Sony Worldwide Studios President) said that there will not be a price cut any time soon for the Vita. With the Vita not doing as well as originally expected, many thought PlayStation would take the Nintendo approach and lower the price on their slick handheld gaming device. Instead we will see bundles in the vein of Assassin’s Creed: Liberation and the LittleBigPlanet Vita bundles.
Do you like this move?
- Eric Lee Lewis
Good news to all of those LBP2 players out there. All of the costumes you have downloaded will be available in LittleBigPlanet Karting AND LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. This is yet another step forward for true cross-compatibility for gaming.
What other games would you like to see this for?