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Did you say virtual reality?

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Sony has provided some updated details about its virtual reality product, Project Morpheus. According to managing editor Matt Bertz, who is at the briefing, the image you see above is a near-final version of what the head-mounted display will look like when it arrives.

Hopefully we aren’t the only ones looking forward to this (hopefully decent attempt) at the next stage in gaming

Follow the link below to find out more as usual & look out for more updates here on littleRocket

Find out more <—- link to project morpheus

ciao-su =^_^=


What new titles are you looking out for at PAX East this year?

Pax-East-logoUnlike other industry conventions such as GDC and E3, PAX East (and PAX Prime) are more focused on those who enjoy gaming, game culture, and wish to celebrate it with over 60,000 of their closest friends. There are a multitude of game companies with a presence at PAX East, from huge developers like Square and 343 to single-person indie companies. All of them are there to interact with the public, and to show off their games. Many companies have playable versions of their games running on every imaginable platform, including Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, PC, iOS, Android, and current gen systems.

Looking to find out what titles are being displayed to the public this year? click the links below to find out more

What is PAX?: http://east.paxsite.com/what-is-pax

Schedule: http://east.paxsite.com/schedule

more updates on PAX are sure to follow

ciao-su =^_^=


JARED LETO GAINING WEIGHT TO PLAY JOKER IN SUICIDE SQUAD

Jared Leto has revealed he’s gaining weight to play The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie.Suicide-Squad-Comic-Logo-Movie

Speaking to Billboard magazine, Leto branded the character a “beautiful disaster” before saying how comics are evolving to include characters that are almost Shakespearean in their sSQ new 52cope.

“I’m trying to gain a lot of weight,” he told the outlet while eating vegan tacos. “It means I have to eat every couple of hours — and I’m terrible at eating a lot.

“The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character — that’s what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right? This beautiful disaster of a character — what a big challenge.”

David Ayer will direct Suicide Squad, which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, and Cara Delevingne. Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis and Jesse Eisenberg are also in various stages of negotiations to join the cast. Filming begins in April, with a planned release date of August 5, 2016.


Capcom x Sega: Worlds Unite

Worlds Unite -- Sonic & Mega manLast year, Archie Comics announced that they were planning another crossover between their Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog comics in 2015. The big twist with Worlds Unite is that the traditional Mega Man and Sonic casts will be joined by characters from the Mega Man X and Sonic Boom games. But as it turns out, even that just scratches the surface of this epic crossover. World Unite will bring together a number of popular franchises from both Sega and Capcom.

Characters revealed: Sonic, Mega Man, Mega Man X, Sticks, Alex Kidd, Billy Hatcher, Nina (Breath of Fire), Viewtiful Joe,Nights, Tyris Flare (Golden Axe), Red Arremer (Ghosts ‘n Goblins), Amaterasu (Okami), Ryu, Vyse (Skies of Arcadia), Base Wing (Panzer Dragoon), Gore Magala (Monster Hunter 4)

This endeavour looks to be the revival these two characters desperately need to be portrayed properly for core fans

more updates as this progresses are sure to follow

ciao-su


Quality for Value. Are you getting what you pay for?

Leading up to The Order: 1the-order-1886-listing-thumb-ps4-us-09un14886, a complete playthrough appeared on YouTube that clocked in at approximately five hours. This relatively short completion time sparked skepticism and outrage among many gamers who insisted that a $60 title needs to be longer. Setting aside the concerns about The Order specifically, the situation highlights the bizarre relationship between quality and value in the world of gaming.

When it comes to buying games, we expect certain things in terms of how much content we get in exchange for our money. However, those base expectations change over time.

These days when a $60 game sits on the shelf beside the likes of Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption, it has a higher bar to clear. Not every game needs to be a sprawling open world or offer endless hours of multiplayer matches, but the general trend has shifted in that direction, which makes it harder to entice gamers to buy a title that offers less content – regardless of how good that more compact experience may be.

mirrorsedgeAnother change over the years is the increasing variety in price points. Platforms like Steam and mobile app stores give gamers more choices at lower costs. Short indie games and breezy endless runners aren’t scrutinized as much by consumers because of the lower cost of entry. This shift in expectations has made consumers today more value-conscious; a game being short wasn’t always a major issue. For instance, Mirror’s Edge (now a cult classic) is about as long as The Order. Though the fact came up at the time, it wasn’t met with the “Seven hours? No sale” indignation that we have seen surrounding The Order.

Where do you stand in the debate?

ciao-su  =^.^=

Read the full article and decide:  http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2015/02/19/getting-what-you-pay-value-and-quality-in-gaming-opinion.aspx


Rise of the Tomb Raider (taking inspiration from…)

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Early in the production of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics put together something called a rippomatic to help set an emotional tone for the rest of development. A rippomatic is basically an faux trailer for the game, created before any assets or even a game’s story has been fully fleshed out. It’s a common practice in the development of video games, and is built out of a collection of scenes from movies that help set the mood of the game and give something the team (and those financing the game) can see early on to get an idea of the ultimate goal of the game.

“We look at media as a place to start and give us ideas and inspire us to make something better,” says the Rise of the Tomb Raider’s director Brian Horton. It’s not necessarily that the plot of these films will mirror that of Rise of the Tomb Raider, or in some cases are even particularly good films, they just all feature specific scenes of emotional resonance, or cool visuals that the team hopes to emulate for their own purposes. “It informs the gestalt of what ultimately becomes our own idea. It’s basically a sketch,” says Horton.

Want to know which films made it onto his list?

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2015/02/18/eight-films-that-helped-inspire-rise-of-the-tomb-raider.aspx


To infinite profits and beyond

Rekindle humanity’s adventurous spirit by leaving the tired Earth to find new fortunes in the untapped resources of Mars in Offworld Trading Company, the economic real-time strategy game from Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson.

Strategic, clean and concise. Still in Development of course but the game itself holds its own in bring a new flavour to the RTS gaming community, which is a hard enough task in itself as it goes up against the greats such as Starcraft, etc.

Like any well crafted RTS game experience, Offworld Trading Company gives you something different with each playthrough which only adds to the in game decisions that could mean a bust or boom for your colony.

ciao-su  =^.^=

Find out more: http://www.offworldgame.com/#news

Purchase the early access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/271240/


You ever played with a T-Rex?

A punishing, old school 2-D platformer with a time-trial twist! Players take control of a T-Rex with extraterrestrial jump boots, tasked with saving dino-kind from extinction. Jump, drop and dash your way through 40+ challenging levels and race against the clock to preserve life during the Mesozoic era!

If you feel like going back to some retro gaming with all the modern gaming around us, this will be a refreshing change of pace for you.

As usual links are below, ciao-su =^.^=

Find out more: http://treefortress.com/app/jumpjetrex/

Purchase early access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/329460/


Game of Thrones… just cuter. Welcome to Armello

Armello is a swashbuckling adventure that combines the strategic play of card and board games with RPG elements. Wage epic single and multiplayer strategy battles as you adventure across the land of Armello on your quest for the throne!

Find out more: http://armello.com

Purchase early access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/290340/


Ready to face what lies in the dark again?

“Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?”

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Here we have the seemingly well crafted RPG game Darkest Dungeon, which takes the player on a Morgan Freeman level narrated journey to rid the environment of what lies near The Estate.

Build your team. Train them. Accept a task. Journey into the darkness.

Not to mention the randomness within the game’s quests which make you think twice about just taking enough muscle to destroy what’s in your path.

As this is early access the game itself performs well above its price of £14.99; providing more than enough hours of questing to immerse you into the gameplay

Find out more: http://www.darkestdungeon.com

Get the game from: http://store.steampowered.com/app/262060/

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