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

ciao-su =^_^=

TGIF: This Game Is Fun

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

First on the list and really not a ‘game’ Star Trek is back with a new teaser trailer of their new series set to begin on CBS. The new series will be available on CBS’s on-demand/streaming platform and CBS All Access early next year. To be honest we’re not sure what to expect in terms of characters and story from the new series but it is set to have buzz around it when it airs on television.

Next up is Battleborn. They are kicking of the weekend vibes with a double XP weekend for all their players this weekend; as a bonus there is also the introduction of the latest DLC character: Alani.

Alani “the warrior-monk healer” releases officially on May 31st for all platforms and can be unlocked for 47,500 of in game credits. However, if you were lucky enough to be part of the early PS4 beta you get the character during this early access weekend and of course Digital Deluxe & Season Pass holders will be able to get Alani immediately by using a Hero Key. — Looks like they are getting set for summer with more free characters to come.

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Ex Konami Game Director Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear solid, revealed his new logo’s inspiration, the full EVA (extra-vehicular activity) suit wearing Ludens. In a series of three tweets, Kojima spelled out what Ludens, a Latin participle of the root word “ludo,” which translates in English to “play,” means to the team. “Ludens, the icon of Kojima Productions,” he tweeted alongside the full picture posted below. “We’ll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit. The gear he’s wearing is the extra-vehicular activity(EVA) creative suit.”

Another minor thing in the gaming world is the upcoming E3 2016, set to showcase some of the line-up that gamers can expect from companies the likes of EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Sony, PC Gaming Show and Ubisoft. Of course there will be other companies/Devs showcasing new technology like Samsung

And there was a little snippet of the week’s news

Keep on littleRocket for more gaming news

Ciao-su ^_^

 

 

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.

E3 ‘the gaming Mecca’ : Day 0

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Here we have the final press conference of E3 Day 0, by this point most people who watched and were involved with the day were nearing that tired phase but new games always perk us right up. Playstation did not disappoint this year with their roster of games and hardware

Playstation began immediately with a much awaited return of some of the finest storytelling in gameplay history in the form of The Last Guardian the first of many  exclusives to be announced

After building the hype Sony then came from the left field with a game no one had heard of until yesterday (Day 0) in the form of Horizon: Zero Dawn. The tale follows remnants of the human race we know today living in a manner most likely to remind you of American Indians; except instead of fighting your fellow man, the game will lead you into situations that test the skills of your tribe… because “a storm is coming.”

Playstation kept the ball rolling with more great gameplay demos and titles to peak interests. Next up was the re-introduction of Agent 47 in HITMAN and the Playstation 4 exclusive Street Fighter V

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An appearance from last year’s successful No Man’s Sky team was well received again this year at E3 as last year was the idea being presented. This year we got to see how the space. no. How the Universe exploration game actually works, looks and feels. No Man’s Sky boasts its almost unimaginable sense of scale and for the first time we got to see it:

This piece of gameplay was then bolstered even further with Sony’s introduction of one of the more very well voice acted games in the current E3 line up Firewatch combined with an immersive atmosphere makes this a game to watch out for in the coming months.

Playstation’s first person shooter Destiny also made an appearance with news on their expansion DLC: The Taken King, which adds more content to the game for those who have completed the initial game campaign with the addition off a new adversary. his Father. (tried my hardest not to spoil)

Playstation also brought up some off their Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate exclusives which this year included some missions involving a string of murders within the city of London. Either protagonist character is able to be used for these but they are exclusive to Playstation 4

After Assassin’s Creed came the unveiling of a new Square Enix title in the form of Final Fantasy: World of Final Fantasy (2016 release)

But arguably the main event of this press conference was that finally after years of requests by the fans of the Final Fantasy series the staff at Square Enix finally decided to reveal Final Fantasy VII the Remake — which is the game remastered in 1080p next Gen graphics

After the hype of Final Fantasy we were then shown how some games like octodad & other kick-starters can be really successful by being directly helped by their fan base. Shenmue III a much loved J-RPG was shown to be the next in line to try and reach the same heights as a kickstarter by putting the “fate of Shenmue in your hands”

Batman Arkham Knight also made an appearance with the Playstation showing off their Scarecrow missions within the game. Moving on from this like Microsoft, Playstation also had some VR gaming (virtual reality) to show with Project Morpheus. Going the step further than Microsoft’s Oculus technology and announcing VR multiplayer experience

With that covered Playstation unveiled a shift in terms of CoD, which is now home at Playstation. Only last year did Xbox have all the CoD perks of first to get maps and Beta testing but now it seems that the Playstation 4 has taken up the mantle with Call of Duty: Black Ops III exclusive beta gameplay

Now this was towards the end of Sony’s Playstation press conference and to end they decided to show the partnership between Lucas Arts and the Playstation in the form of Disney Infinity. This partnership of course displayed a Star Wars link within Disney Infinity; showing how the Star Wars Saga is multi-generational & reflecting that in their entertainment. The initial phase is to produce the Star Wars Trilogy and then to bring in the original set of films for the older generation that grew up with that era of Lucas film & combining both experiences for a family like feel.

This led into the main attraction of the Star Wars fan time with the display of the upcoming release Star Wars Battlefront; looking great on the Playstation system the game demo performed well in displaying how the battles can escalate.

This press conference ended with the live gameplay demo of Sony’s Playstation’s title Uncharted 4 : A Thief’s End

and with that the conference came to a close. What games did you think seemed really good? any favourites? any NEW favourites?

E3 Day 0 proved not to disappoint and it is just the beginning

more information as it follows

Ciao-su =^_^=

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

ciao-su =^_^=

What do you do with a man with no fear?…. Call him Daredevil.

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Here we have one of Netflix’s most recent projects (in partnership with Marvel), another original series, Daredevil. Im sure we are all, if not mostly, now believe in the power of Netflix and this series only helps them dominate the streaming world. This series displays the life of the New York vigilante during his semi pre-vigilante days.

Fully taking a leaf out the previous incarnation of Daredevil (2003 film) the series keeps the high octane action, which is actually realistic violence in this current version, combined with the conflicting emotional struggles vigilante types go through before and as they choose the path.

daredevil-on-netflixAs obvious as the story may be, the series presents the Daredevil tale with a brilliant modern flare that incorporates a host of characters in a situation ( good or bad) that is plausible for the kind of show. From the well choreographed fight scenes to the incentive plot that leads you on with each episode. Like all things with original incarnations some characters may not meet the required taste of viewers; but  after the 5.1 (out of 10) rating from IMDb for the 2003 film, this series rating of 9.1 seems justified. It is that good. Bruce Wayne would approve.

Best of all Netflix has all the episodes ready to watch.

As always more to follow on the series as news is released

ciao-su =^_^=

Jurassic World Trailer

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The new trailer for Jurassic World released today, a film taking place 22 years after the events of the 1993 hit Jurassic Park.

This Colin Trevorrow directed film, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer, features a theme park being terrorized by dinosaurs, after a failed attempt to spice things up to bring more visitors. The movie will star actors such as Chris Pratt and Judy Greer. According to Business Insider, this new trailer had a budget of $190 million.

…soo basically more raptors to run from

Ciao-su =^_^=