Generation Lost?...
I've been biting my tongue a little bit with the step through to the new generation. Mainly because it's just one of those things I've not taken part in fully yet. I've yet to own either Xbox One, or PS4. But the obvious next gen titles are also coming to the PC platform which I've been playing. So, I've been asking myself one big question. Why is there such a broad release for most titles. The obvious answer would be, well they're releasing titles on all platforms because not everyone's adopted the new consoles and upgraded their hardware to play the newer games. I've had this in mind ever since the Xbox One and PS4 were announced and every single title apart from a small handful were coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. I see a lot of posts about how amazing the next generation of gaming is, but wait, you can also play this game on your current systems. This then leads onto me thinking, so what's so special about some flashy graphical updates where I can just get the game for my current system and play it without dynamic weather and bushes that move when you walk past…
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 Be...
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoWERpPz9ug Just a reminder to everyone with a PS4 or planning to get one soon, you'll be able to play in the beta (no sign-up or Playstation Plus required) from February 22nd.  The game will be fully released to PS4 on April 14th, which those of you who have the PS3 version (disc or digital) will be able to download it for free for PS4, although warning, you will be giving up your PS3 copy of the game to do so.  Those of you with the Collector's Edition already will also get those digital items plus additional ones only included in the PS4's version. PS4 Special Features: Play using the touch-pad on the Dual Shock 4 controller like a mouse. Play on the PS Vita (via PS4's remote play feature). Share videos/screenshots (via PS4's share features). You also have the option of using keyboard/mouse,  some keyboard/mouse may not work though so make sure to check up on that before hand.  You should be fine with most USB ones so long as no installations are required. During the first phase of the beta, you will not be able to transfer your own characters from PS3/PC, you will be forced to make…
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII De...
It's not long now until we'll all be playing the final installment of Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns.  The demo is now available over on US PSN for those interested, you get free DLC if you can defeat the enemy at the end and share your score via the new system known as the Outerworld and receive the Siegfried garbs DLC for free.  Siegfried for everyone's information was an enemy character from Final Fantasy VI (FFIII originally in the west). This might be the only reason you will consider downloading the demo as it is really short, either that or I'm clearly missing something.  I plan to replay it a few times anyways to learn this new battle system.  While the system is similar to Final Fantasy XIII's original one.  It is a lot different, players who played the series before will be needing the tutorials to figure out how things work in this one.  As you know, you are limited to using only Lightning in this game.  The gameplay takes a much more active approach, you can move around freely during the battle, chain attacks and so on.  You have the ATB gauge which goes down each attack you…
Top 10 Fighters...
The fighting genre is probably my favorite genre in gaming.  I've played almost every fighting game there is that has been released to Europe, fighters that have stayed in Japan or happen to be hard to find are maybe the only ones I haven't played.  For example, I've never played Rival Schools, I really hope this gets re-released in digital form at some point.  But here is my top 10 fighters, not limited to any generation either but not going too far back. Capcom VS. SNK 2 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0f-BNZNO_U It's been a while since I played this one, but I figured, it deserves to be in this top 10, just because of the size of the roster (it was huge, literally, if you had friends who weren't exactly into the fighting game genre and didn't exactly have mains, you would have fallen asleep waiting on them to make their decision), as well as that, for a fighting game its age, it definitely had a lot to it.  This is one of the many fighting game series that I hope Capcom revives.. although it isn't looking likely as this is probably one of the most demanded requests that Capcom has and well,…
Top 10 Digital Releases of Last Generati...
So as we move onto the next generation, we should take a look back at some of the digital releases of the last generation.  Digital releases were something that really kicked off last generation with more and more people able to access better internet connections and better live services with our gaming consoles. Anyways, time to get started with what I think deserves to be in my top 10.  Also, these are in no real order as I have about over 100 Live Arcade/PSN titles, anything to make it to this top 10 probably really deserves it. Tekken Revolution Year of Release: 2013Available on: PSN (PS3)Genre: Fighting httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQrb7eG-A7A Tekken Revolution is a free fighter available from PSN.  This game has been growing since it came out, with new characters and regular updates, it is basically being treated like a game you would have probably paid money for.  It is a great way to get into the series or the fighter genre in general.  This is the first of many of this type, with a few more already have been released (DOA5 Ultimate Core Fighters, Killer Instinct).  Namco also plan in giving SoulCalibur series this same treatment (although making it more…
Games you may have overlooked last gener...
I haven't quite grasped the concept that the next generation is now the current generation, probably because I haven't crossed that line yet for many reasons. But currently, the PS3 and Xbox 360 are still king of my household. But, as always, I'm a bit behind with gaming technology and won't update until I see that there is something on offer that really grabs me. Currently that's four titles, The Witcher 3, Cybperpunk 2077, The Division and The Order: 1887. Until I see more of those titles, I probably won't step anywhere close to the new hardware. Not to mention that PS4s are totally sold out, and the Xbox One just doesn't justify it's price to me currently. Anyhow, enough of that. We're here to talk about the titles you may have totally avoided for whatever reason. This isn't going to be a top games list, just a collection of titles that I've played and believe deserve a little time from the gaming community. So, let me begin that not every title listed is the next best thing, some of them may be terrible, but I had the most fun with them and they've given me a lasting impression.  Syndicate…
VGX Award Show What Happened…...
So the VGX is the new form of the Video Game Awards show. It took place last night on December 7th with hosts Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley. Usually these shows are of some interest to me just because it's nice to see some recognition given to the people who work hard to make the industry what it is. You also get to see a few odd reveals and new games coming our way. Sadly, for VGX this wasn't the case for me. I had to turn the feed off after 40 minutes as it just became unbearable to watch. Unlike the previous years there's been various awards issued, lots of needless celebrity types, oh and we can't forget Sergent Teabag. Even though through the years there have been various bad choices, terrible jokes and pointless figure heads gracing the stage, the show has always been somewhat watchable. That includes in the living room on the TV through Spike. So where to begin, the first inconvenience for me is not being able to watch fully due to the lack of TV listings. The online steam kept freezing up at points and became somewhat unwatchable. Viacom always seem to underestimate their…
MM25: Mega Man Rocks...
Sumthing Else Music Works and Capcom have put together a twenty-fifth anniversary compilation of various Mega Man tracks performed by a couple video game themed groups that take inspiration, as well as their names from the franchise. MM25: Mega Man Rocks is one of two "soundtracks" to be released for this celebration, which is really surprising since Capcom has canned pretty much all the announced anniversary and follow-up games, such as Mega Man Online, Mega Man Universe, and Mega Man Legends 3 among many others that probably were never announced. But, a compilation of cover songs is better than nothing, right? MM25: Mega Man Rock relies heavily on your musical taste more than the quality of the bands or songs, though that doesn't mean every track is golden. "Hi, I'm Mark Spandrill" by Armcannon is a pretty good Power Metal cover of the themes for the two Spark Man robots from Mega Man 3, as well as Mega Man X. This is the more impressive of the band's three contributions, as "Borrow Mega Nuke" is just a decent performance that mixes some Electronica with Progressive Rock. It's definitely better, but the first thirty seconds are a bit a test due…
5MTK – Waiting in Line 3D...
Got five minutes to kill? Well, with the holidays coming up, we'll all be waiting in longer lines than usual. From waiting to get into a concert or a movie, traffic back-ups, buying groceries or holiday gifts, or the most recent lines for the latest gaming console: We all have a lot of waiting in store for the next couple weeks. Are you ready for these lines? If not, then why not prepare yourself with one the home simulation version, Waiting in Line 3D! I seriously have no idea how to express how amazing this game is without acting like every statement is meant to be pure sarcasm, so let's just start at the beginning, shall we? Waiting in Line 3D brings the joy of early Doom visuals and sound effects with the recent re-discovery of eight-bit graphics thanks to Minecraft to give a twisted, humorous look at the joys of waiting in a line. The controls are simple, sticking to the tried and true arrow keys to move, shift to jump, and the space bar to punch yourself right in the face. Oh, and nearly every button is useless unless you want to stare at the ugly mugs of…
Xbox 360 December Games With Gold...
December's Games With Gold titles have been announced. The month's schedule is as follows: December 1st - December 15th: Gears of War [Add to Queue] December 16th - December 31st: Shoot Many Robots [Add to Queue] [Guide] Games With Gold is a free game download service provided by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 console. In order to download these games you need to have a gold membership with your gamer tag. Once the time period for a game is up, you can no longer download it for free. Gears of War does have gamerscore increasing DLC, which may be discounted during it's time on Games With Gold, much like some previous titles in the program. Shoot Many Robots does not have gamerscore increasing DLC, but you can buy additional items from the marketplace. These probably won't be discounted while the title is available in the Games With Gold promotion.
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