TGIF: This Game Is Fun

Well it is Friday so why not have a run down of what has been fun this week.

We start this week with an update on the Final Fantasy XV film titled ‘Kingsglaive.’ Square Enix have recently updated the Japanese site  for the upcoming title with new character information and still photos; all looking a lush as the FFXV world has been so far.

The film is expected to release just before Final Fantasy XV’s launch date (30 September) and will set the pace of what is happening in Lucis whilst Noctis & friends are on their own main storyline journey.

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“SOME ARE SOLDIERS, WE ARE GHOSTS. We operate far beyond legions and armies, following our own rules. We change the fate of nations from the shadows. We are legends. We are GHOSTS.”

Ubisoft this week revealed the new trailer with showing in game action alongside information on the 4 editions of ‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ that will be available; which are:

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  • Standard
  • Deluxe
  • Gold
  • Collector

 

 

Ubisoft also advertised that any pre-orders will receive a bonus mission set in Bolivia.

On a rather nervous note, upcoming game title No Man’s Sky, has been rumoured to have been delayed. The game was set to be released on June 21st but this seems to have been pushed back. At this moment and time it is still speculation but until official information is released, we are all in limbo as to whether this ambitious game will be delayed.nomansskylore.jpg

source: Kotaku

Now to end it with some trailers. Deus Ex just released the “Mechanical Apartheid” video:

 and Fall Out 4 releases Mod’s on Xbox One first today:

Deus Ex is much loved game on this team making it one of our upcoming games of the summer. However even more importantly, this is the first time Mods have ever been on a console system — What a time to be alive.

as @majornelson said “thanks for watching… see you in the wasteland”

and there’s some interesting stories from this week

keep an eye on littleRocket for more

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To Infinity and beyond?

dInfinitySad to see but the toys-to-life market seems to have cost Disney too much for their personal plans. $147 million to be exact; and with that have decided to cancel their Infinity series.

Disney’s game publishing arm, which appears to be defunct at this point, is part of the Consumer Products & Interactive Media division. That group saw a dip of 2% year-over-year for the quarter, but is up 4% at the half-year mark.

With this news they released a statement in which they said:

“After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model,” says Disney consumer products and interactive media chairman Jimmy Pitaro. “This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model.  This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game.  This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans.”dInfinityRange

It is a shame that the Infinity series reached this point, thoughts go out to the employees affected by this situation with the CEO Bob Iger adding “..I give the developer a lot of credit for the product that they made. It was extremely well-received. But we knew going in that there would be a lot of risk with this product and the fact that we did so well initially gave us the confidence to continue with it. The truth of the matter is that the risks that we saw at the beginning when we started this caught up with us.”

Sad news but we hope the people affected move on to better opportunities.

Nintendo NX Cartridges!?

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Nintendo has hit the rumour side of the web again with the current being it may be a hybrid system that might bring back the use of cartridges. Speculation has come from Macronix, Nintendo’s long time producer of ROM chips (think of 3DS game chips), seemingly saying they expect an increased order from Nintendo in the latter part of this year for their products.

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Nintendo still hasn’t given substantial information on the actual NX system itself or what it actually is; however, promises of more information on the hardware after E3 2016 is something most gaming fans are looking forward to.

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Hey guys and girls, after the longest sabbatical gaming news is going to be back on this; so without rambling too much lets pretend CMedia has been here since LittleRocket came back ^_^

So let’s begin with the current hype:

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If you didnt know, Nintendo’s anticipated next gen console (the NX) is set to be realesed in the month of March 2017 — and yet it wont be at E3 2016… what do you think?

Did you enjoy Borderlands? With their release of Battleborn, the Borderlands creator’s wanted to see if they could do something fresh
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But with Overwatch beta testing looming around the victor of this Arena style gaming throne is yet to be decided. Look out for a closer look at Overwatch in the coming days.

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On the other end of the spectrum Street Fighter V has been allowing players to enjoy the classic character Guile as the latest addition to the current character roster. With the rumoured infinite combo! (46 hit combo if you’re good enough.) He looks back with more than just his comb…. “Sonic Boom.”
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And just to leave you with fresh new, November shall again see the return of Infinity Ward with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

 

And with that, look out for more gaming news. And with the current line up this AND next year; this will be fun.

Keep an eye on LittleRocket for more as usual

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TGS: Everything Sony

Sony’s TGS keynote presentation included information on new Bloodborne DLC, another Kingdom Hearts bundle, and many more announcements.

Bloodborne’s first DLC, The Old Hunters, will be available November 24. A special edition of Bloodborne that includes the Old Hunters DLC will be available on December 3

Gravity Daze, or Gravity Rush in the Western release, is coming to PS4 on December 10 for Japan and February 2016 for Europe and North America. Sony also announced a 2016 release window for Gravity Daze 2 and showed off a new trailer and a 2016 release window.

Ubisoft revealed a new trailer that features the first playable hero in For Honor, The Oni. The trailer includes information on the hero’s attributes, abilities, and gear.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s Jack the Ripper story DLC was revealed with a new trailer.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Yakuza is getting an HD remake. The remake includes demo of Yakuza 6, the newly announced Yakuza title for PS4 that’s set to be out in Japan in fall 2016.

Square Enix announced SaGa Scarlet Grace for PS Vita along with its 2016 release window. (I should know what that says…but… #sony)

The next Kingdom Hearts compilation coming later this year, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, features Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Birth By Sleep 0.2, and scenes for Unchained X for the PS4.

Square Enix revealed that Dragon Quest Builders will be out on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita on January 28, 2016 in Japan.

Spike Chunsoft announced that the next entry in the main Danganronpa series, Danganronpa 3, will be out on PS4 and PS Vita.

While we have to wait a little bit longer in the West, From Software has confirmed when Dark Souls 3 will be launching in Japan.

Capcom has announced Biohazard: Umbrella Corps, a competitive shooter for PC and PS4, set in the Resident Evil universe.

Square Enix took to the stage to announce when Japanese gamers will get their hands on the fifth game in the sci-fi RPG series.

Koei Tecmo has showcased a segment of gameplay for its upcoming slash ’em up Nioh, ahead of its PS4-only release in 2016.

Those are all the trailers from this year’s Sony press conference TGS

Anything you look forward to?

til next time

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E3 “the gaming Mecca”: Day 0

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E3 began yesterday (CET) with a power packed schedule of a day. The usuals were all in attendance with Microsoft appearing and displaying their own work first & of course Sony’s Playstation there as the other powerhouse in the gaming/entertainment field.

mslogoWith so much to go through, here’s a list of titles that Microsoft showed at their press conference:

Before we begin on the games; the most important news from Microsoft was arguably this —

  • Xbox One will finally have BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY
  • not only that but it will allow MULTIPLAYER WITH XBOX 360 GAMES ON THE XBOX ONE
  • And finally Elite accessories (if you are a pro gamer this is heaven to you. your fighting stick is now the Xbox Elite Pad)

First out the Xbox was Halo 5: Guardians, which housed a gameplay display with Halo5_KeyArt_Horiz_Finalspartan Locke’s squad. New game mechanics like in game reviving of squad members, air melee kills, some new weapons and a return of the Prometheans. To top it off a new game mode called warren where anything goes. From assault rifles to pelicans. Fight, win and survive the warden. The warden mode is a 24 vs 24 battle (24 players and 24 AI opponents.)

Recore was then given is first breath of life with a demo gameplay trailer being shown from the makers of Metroid Prime and Keiji InafunerecoreThe game appears to focus of a journey between a female protagonist (oh yeah. not a guy for once) and her faithful companion to go somewhere… we don’t know but we will give all the info as it arrives.

Bethesda made a showing (makers of the Fall Out series) with a display of how Microsoft feel PC should link to console. Bethesda verified that with their new upcoming release, Fall Out 4, modifications (mods) made on the PC version can be transferred over to the Xbox One system.

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EA also came to the stage to show their EA access which allows early access to titles for a set amount of time and surprised us with Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Next on the menu was show off time with titles like FORZA MOTORSPORT 6DARK SOULS 3, THE DIVISION exclusive Xbox beta, Rainbow 6: SiegeDAY Z xbox versionRISE Of THE TOMB RAIDERGEARS OF WAR ULTIMATE EDITIONSPEEDRUNNERS XBOX VERSION  and a host of indie titles as included within the Xbox family ethos (Yeah. They meant business.)

gears 4The Coalition made a showing with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition as mentioned before but as the makers  of the Gears Series they did not leave without dropping the rumoured Gears 4. With a new story The Coalition have began to continue the franchise; as the information comes we will inform you on the latest on this game.

The real icing on the cake was Microsofts hardware as they showed off their Oculus tech but more importantly went the step further and introduced the power of the Holo Lens in real time. Not much to be said just enjoy:

All in all a good showing by the Microsoft team in their press conference showing, with the boast of their ‘biggest’ year line up to date with this year’s releases including: Tomb Raider, Gears of War 4, Fable and Halo 5

look out for the other posts on Ubisoft, EA and of course Playstation

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PLAYMATION. We Want.

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There have been a few innovations from the last Gen of gaming that we all, well most of us, wanted to see used as steps towards being in the game itself. Nintendo brought us motion sensor gaming with the Wii system and now we have Disney Playmation. (yes Disney).

What is Playmation?

“Playmation is the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The groundbreaking system of toys and wearables uses smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations, as they become the hero or heroine of stories from across The Walt Disney Company. Playmation Marvel’s Avengers is the first of a series of systems in development, including Star Wars and Frozen. In Playmation Marvel’s Avengers, strap the high-tech Repulsor Gear onto your arm and join the Avengers in their fight to save Earth! As an Avenger recruit, your on-board intelligence JARVIS will guide you from your Gear as you accept missions from the Avengers and battle in exotic locations around the universe to save our planet—all from the comfort of your own home.”

That was Disney’s take.

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Disney Playmation isn’t a video game, at least not in the traditional sense. Players put on one of the smart toys (the starter kit comes with an Iron Man repulsor glove), and a combination of the wearable, motion sensors, and bluetooth connectivity.

You don’t need an internet connection, PC, or console, and the toys function outside. The Avengers set comes with a number of missions for one or two players, issued by Avengers AI JARVIS. Future sets will tie in with Star Wars in 2016 and Frozen in 2017.

There are also toys, called “smart figures” that work with a “power activator” base. These allow you to access new missions, fight alongside and against different characters and, according to the Playmation website, allow you to unlock new abilities.

Disney Playmation is coming in October 2015. The starter pack, which comes with one Repulsor gear, Captain America, Red Skull, and two activators, will retail for $119.99. Additional figures are priced at $14.99, and the Prowler Bot carries a price of $39.99

Something in the right direction…. one hopes

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GoG Sale now on

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GoG is putting your wallet on notice, as its 2015 summer sale is underway. As usual, all of the games on offer are DRM-free.

The sale runs through June 21, and GoG is offering bonuses if you reach three different spending thresholds. If you spend at least $1, you’ll get a copy of SimCity 2000. At the $20 mark, you’ll unlock a copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Finally, if you spend $50 or more, you’ll get a copy of Xenonauts.

GoG will be posting new discounts every 12 hours, and have said that over 100 games and bundles will be posted each day. The sale begins with significant discounts on bundles of classic LucasArts adventure games, Might & Magic titles, Dungeons & Dragons remakes, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. titles.

The Witcher 3, Jade Empire, Telltale’s Game of Thrones, Lichdom Battlemage, and Jade Empire are some of the games leading off the sale. Check GoG for full details and offers.

fun new things in the lead up to E3

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Next Gen Season: Games to look out for

In 2015 the line of games to come out so far, for the most part, have been exemplary albeit a few with personal touches that were not to everyone’s taste but all in all that was the game created…. The Order:1886 (Too short for the price), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Just seems not liked by fans.), Evolve (Fun but ultimately repetitive in gameplay.) However even though that is the case, no one denies the sheer brilliance of the way Next Gen is looking, and why not when there’s more to come like this:

  If you’re completely new to this title then you are either too young or SHAME ON YOU. In a world where there is nothing – no rules, no governments or armies. In a world of nothing what do you do when your nothing is taken from you? Mad Max the game, in time for its film reboot counterpart, is set to grace us with just this kind of dilemma. This open world game sets itself up to be stunningly impressive with its end of world/post apocalyptic take of the world we know now.

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Since we’re talking big names why not one of the gaming industry’s greatest technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and after the Cold War authors, the late Tom Clancy. With wind of his Rainbow Six series returning the Tom Clancy fan base hasn’t been this excited for quite some time. Rainbow Six Siege seems to bring back the realistic side of special forces that can be argued to have been lost in current renders of the same genre, ergo: Call of Duty and so on. Hopefully the game will live up to the expected heights of one of the most liked parts of the Tom Clancy gaming franchise.

Rainbow Six: Siege 

For this game we move to one of the oldest modern fighting games within it’s genre. Tekken, if you do not know, is a fighting game with the storyline of fighting in a martial arts tournament and achieving whichever selected character your playing as’ goal. The true story however, is the story of one family fighting each other for reasons that seem to be revenge. This infighting has carried the series from start to the current Tekken until now where we find out who will win. The father or the son.

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We shall leave it there for now but of course this list is sure to grow with bigger and better games.

more to follow as always

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Zombieland…”the”Facebook and now LEX LUTHOR

The first image of Jesse Eisenberg as the villainous Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hlex-luthor (jesse)as been released, showing the balding villain in what appears to be a prison jumpsuit.

Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive image, accompanied by director Zack Snyder reassuring potential Lex fans that Eisenberg more than has the acting chops to pull the role off. Now that we’ve seen the image, we reckon he’s not too far off on the look either.

What do you think about this incarnation of the “Man of Steel’s” arguably most pivotal nemesis?

More news to follow as this progresses

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