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E3 2012 Round Up and Impressions Day 1

So E3 began today and all of the big names except for Nintendo had there press conferences.  So with the final conference over I thought I’d give my thoughts on some of the stuff that caught my eye.

P.S. I put this together in a hurry so I apologize for any spelling or grammatical errors.

Microsoft
Don’t have a 360 so I didn’t watch the press confrecne but from what I hear it was nothing but Halo 4 and a bunch of Kinect stuff.  So if your into that kind of thing good for you!

EA
Dead Space 3 was really the only thing that I was interested in during EA’s press conference and I don’t know how to feel about it.  While the demo and trailer that were shown look really good, Dead Space 3 looks like it’s going away from its survival horror roots in favor for a more action oriented co-op experience.  I hope this isn’t the case as the original Dead Space is one of my favorite games of this generation and I’d hate for the series to lose what made it so good to begin with.

 

Ubisoft
Ubisoft actually had a really strong showing this year the highlight of course being Assassin’s Creed 3 which looks freaking amazing!!!  AC3 looks like what would happen if Assassin’s Creed and Red Dead Redemption made sweet sweet love and had a beautiful love child together.  Ubisoft also showed off some naval battles that you’ll get to take part of in the game and it’s looking like a really good addition to the AC formula (unlike the tower defense crap we got in Revelations).

Other notable things from Ubisoft are Rayman Legends the sequle to last year’s Rayman Origins which is looking like more of the same, but Rayman Origins was amazing so having more of that really isn’t a bad thing.

Ubisoft’s big reveal was their new IP called Watch_Dogs that has you taking control of some sort of super hacker who can hack into anything to manipulate the environment.  While I like the premis I wasn’t really floored by the demonstration that was given but the game looks like it has some serious potential behind it.

Sony
Sony started off big with revealing Heavy Rain creator Quantic Dream’s new game Beyond: 2 Souls.  Not a lot of details about what the game is actually about but it stars Ellen Paige and she seems to be able to communicate with some sort of ghost.  Beyond is looking really good and it’s a game I’m very eager to learn more about.

Sony also did some stuff with Playstaion All-Stars Battle Royale (worst name ever) announcing a Vita version of the game as well as giving a demonstration of it.  My feelings about this game are a bit mixed, I love the idea of a Sony Smash Bros. but I’d rather have a straight up copy of the formula that makes Super Smash Bros. so great rather than this building up your super meter nonsense.  2 new characters were also revealed: Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, and Bioshock’s Bid Daddy.  The inclusion of Nathan Drake is a no-brainer but Big Daddy is a pleasent surprise.

Sony also showed the first single player footage of God of War Ascension which is looking like more God of War.  The demo was good but it didn’t blow me away like God of War 3’s E3 demo did.

And last but not least we finally got to see the first real gameplay footage for the Last of Us, and in true Naughty Dog fashion the game looks absolutely phenomenal.  I really like how the game has an emphasis on stealth as opposed to Uncharted’s run and gun gameplay.

So far the first day of E3 has been pretty good and unless Nintendo just blows it out of the park tomorrow I think Sony is going home as this year’s winner.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors sets sail for North America

Never have I thought that the news of a Dynasty Warriors game coming to North America would have me so happy, but it just goes to show if you put One Piece in anything I’m most likely to buy it.

It was announced today that One Piece: Pirate Warriors a Dynasty Warriors style game featuring the characters from the manga/anime One Piece will be coming to North America aiming for a November 2012 release.

No word on whether the game will be using English voice actors or not, but my hopes are that Namco Bandi just translates the menus and text and leaves in the Japanese voices and adds some subtitles. That way, the turn around for it to be released here will be a lot quicker.

Pirate Warriors is coming but it's unlikely that the gold One Piece PS3 will ever come to North America. But a guy can dream.

Ni no Kuni delayed, grown man cries

April 11, 2012 4 comments

It was announced today that the Studio Ghibli/Level 5 joint; Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be facing a few delays in coming to North America, lengthening the time where I can finally cradle the game in my arms.

The game was originally set to come out sometime in winter of this year, but it was announced that Ni no Kuni is now aiming for as Q1 2013 release.  This is indeed saddening news as Ni no Kuni was one of the few games of 2012 that I was genuinely excited about.

The news of this delay has me seriously considering learning Japanese just so I can import the game, but by the time I can fluently understand Japanese 2013 will probably already be here. So until than all I can do is watch this trailer over and over again.

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Important Public Service Announcement, Download Mega Man X: Maverick Rising, Now!!!

If you visit this blog on a usual basis than that must mean that like me, you like Mega Man on some level.  As you know, one of the best aspects of any Mega Man game is the music.  Well, if you’re a fan of Mega Man X do I have some good news for you!

The fine folks at OverClocked ReMix have just released their 33 album, Mega Man X: Maverick Rising.  What you get from downloading Maverick Rising is a plethora of 62 remixed songs from the entire Mega Man X series clocking in at a whooping 4 1/2 hour playtime.

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So do yourself a favor and download Maverick Rising now!!! You can do so here.

Sony’s next handheld revealed: The NGP

January 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Last night at a press event in Japan, Sony revealed it’s newest handheld device codenamed the NGP or next generation portable.

First off I want to say the NGP is damn sexy.

So damn sexy

Secondly it was announced that the NGP will support Playstation Network Trophies, which is great news for me since I’m a massive trophy whore.  So now I can take my trophy whoring out on the rode with me, HORRAY!!!!

Thirdly since I wasn’t at the event I can only go over what I’ve hear from other sites, but it’s being claimed to rival the PS3 in graphics, it will have an area dubbed LiveArea which seems to function like PS3’s XMB.  There will also be two analog control sticks, a touch screen on the front, and a touch pad on the back.  Games that were shown include Uncharted Portable, LittleBigPlanet and Resistance. No price point was announced but a release window of holiday 2011 was given.

The NGP's LiveArea. Note the two most important pieces of this photo, Trophies and Uncharted Portable.

I didn’t think  I would get this excited about the NGP but it just looks so damn good, and the addition of trophies really peaked my interest.  The real question is what Sony is going to do to get people interested in buying it, with the 3DS coming out most attention will be on that.  Hopefully they learned their lesson from the PS3’s launch and won’t charge to much for it scaring potential buyers away.

Categories: Awesome, News, NGP, Trophies, Video Games

The Movember Diaries: Day 30

November 30, 2010 Leave a comment

So the last day of Movemeber is finally here which means that come tomorrow I can finally shave my mustache.

I was debating for a while about keeping my stache until the new year, but I’ve reached the point where I’m over having a mustache.

It was a long and interesting journey this month and I thank all of you that have been following me through it.  I also want to thank all of those who have made donations to my Mo Space page.  Unless I get a donation after this is posted final tally brings my earnings to $235.  So thanks again to all of those who donated.

Now all I have to do is sit here and count down the hours until I can final shave and go back to normal.  But my biggest concern is that I’ve had a mustache for so long I don’t know if I’ll be able to function without it.

Categories: Movember, Mustache, News

The Movember Diaries: Day 26

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Today was the first time since I’ve grown a mustache that I’ve really begun to reap the benefits of having a mustache.

Today was cold extremely cold.  I discovered as I was walking from the Sheridan parking lot to the main building that I was cold everywhere save one place… my upper lip.

I know that mustaches are sometimes called lip warmers but I never really realized how true that term was until today.  While the rest of my body was shivering from the cold my upper lip was nice and warm.

I might just keep my mustache throughout the winter just so I can be a bit warmer during these cold Canadian winter days.

Categories: Movember, Mustache, News
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