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Anarchy Reigns (Officially) Pushed Back to Q1 2013 in US/EU

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Since Sega released a demo of Anarchy Reigns in Japan on May 31st, many wondered when the game was actually going to be released in the United States and Europe. All these questions can officially be put to rest thanks to a few twitter users tweeting Sega and asking them when the game will be released, and they answered:

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The only worry about this pushback is that there will be several other big titles that got pushed back to that time like Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Bioshock Infinite, and many others. This may hurt the sales of the game even more than it would’ve now because of little to no advertising for the game. Hopefully we hear more news about the game.

~Jahranimo

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Wii U is as powerful as Xbox 360/PS3, GPU Just A Tad Stronger

June 8, 2012 Leave a comment

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According to Dutch gaming site InsideGamer, with their hands-on of Assassin’s Creed 3 (which leads into this article)  they can say that the Wii U is just as strong as current HD systems. The GPU is “half times” as strong as the aforementioned systems. So for the next generation of game consoles it’s safe to say that the Wii U will lag behind in processing power once the next Microsoft and Sony consoles are released.

Watch Dogs Confirmed for PC & “Consoles”; City will be Huge

June 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Someone on twitter asked the official Watch Dogs twitter page when the game would be releasing and they responed:

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The interesting part about the response is that they said “consoles” instead of “Xbox 360, PS3, or even Wii U”. Are they alluding this title will be coming to Next-Gen consoles if they do come out late in 2013?

Also Creative Director Jonathon Morin stated that they’re still building the city in the game. Also they want the vehicles to go up to 180 mph, so having a large city to play in would complement that greatly.

~Jahranimo

Ubisoft Interview: Why so much Third Party support for the Wii U?

June 5, 2012 Leave a comment

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An interesting read on Ubisoft’s Large 3rd Party Support for the Wii U and their opinion on new consoles at launch. Check it out here.

E3 May Be Held at New Venue in 2013

June 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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There’s some news in the Los Angeles Times stating that E3 may be leaving LA Next Year due to planned construction to the Conference Center that may put a damper on the show if they had it there again.  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) doesn’t want any confusion if the construction doesn’t finish in time so they’re interested in other cities in the United States. More on that as it comes. 

~Jahranimo

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June 4, 2012 Leave a comment

“About time they unveil a new Nintendo 3DS. Anyone who knows Nintendo’s track record knows they redesign most of their handhelds within 1-2 years of it releasing. Looking forward to it!

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Reliable Japanese publication The Nikkei is reporting that Nintendo is planning to announce a larger Nintendo 3DS at E3. The revised console will have a 4.3 inch screen, or 1.5 times the current size. The North American and European release could be as soon as the next couple of months. The publication also states that Nintendo will be retailing Wii U for around 30,000 yen. Expect to hear more at Nintendo’s E3 press conference which takes place tomorrow at 9pm PST

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Categories: General, Nintendo

Microsoft E3 Conference – Live Blog

June 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Live updates with time stamps will be posted as soon as the conference goes live. Stay tuned!

NOTE: All times are in EDT.

12:30 PM – Microsoft E3 Conference begins

12:31 PM – World Premiere trailer of Halo 4 begins

12:32 PM – Gameplay footage of Master chief in game begins.

12:33 PM – Master Chief is walking through a forest and encounters some grunts

12:34 PM – Chief encounters some new smaller creatures that are not Covenant based

12:35 PM – Chief shoots a new forerunner enemy, kills it and it drops a newer weapon–some sort of railgun?

12:37 PM – The players activates a thermal visor of some sort

12:37 PM – Live footage ends, switches to CGI trailer

12:38 PM – Trailer ends, Don Mattrick steps on the stage

12:38 PM –  He speaks on how popular the Xbox 360 is and how much it has selled

12:40 PM – A new trailer starts, unveiling Splinter Cell: Blacklist

12:41 PM – Gameplay of Splinter Cell: Blacklist begins

12:42 PM – Sam Fisher returns as the main protagonist; he goes on a shooting spree with swift movements.

12:43 PM – Splinter Cell: Blacklist will have classic stealth gameplay incorporated with Kinect Integration

12:45 PM – Gameplay looks to take some inspiration from Assassin’s Creed with movement very similar with Parkour-action

12:46 PM – Trailer ends and is met with applause; they announce it will be released Spring 2013

12:47 PM – Head of EA Sports Andrew Wilson steps on the stage; talks about Kinect integration with Madden 13 & FIFA 13

12:48 PM – Gameplay of FIFA 13 is shown giving voice commands to add to gameplay

12:49 PM – it’s announced to be released this Fall

12:50 PM – Andrew Wilson brings Legendary football quarterback Joe Montana onto the stage for Madden 13 Demo

12:50 PM – Begins playing Madden 13; makes calls to plays for the Kinect voice recongnition

12:51 PM – Gameplay ends, Joe Montana is impressed and says it brings back memories

12:52 PM – Madden 13 hits stores August 13th

12:52 PM – Trailer for a new Kinect game Fable: The Journey is shown

12:53 PM – Head of Microsoft Studios steps onto the stage

12:54 PM – Trailer for a new Gears of War game is unveiled for the first time ever

12:55 PM – Game is called Gears of War: Judgement

12:55 PM – Trailer for Forza Horizon begins, to be released October 23rd 2012

12:57 PM – They show a demo for Bing Voice Search on Xbox; it supports many languages

1:00 PM – They announce Nickelodeon, Paramount, Machinima, and Univision as additions to entertainment to search for on Bing Voice Search

1:01 PM – NBA is officially coming to Xbox; can watch highlights and videos

1:02 PM – NHL  is also coming to Xbox next season

1:02 PM – ESPN will get 24 hour coverage on Xbox including Sportscenter on ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN3, and ESPNU

1:03 PM – Trailer showcasing different sports programs begins; search anything with Kinect Voice Recognition

1:04 PM – Microsoft announces Xbox Music, a new service of searching and streaming music on Xbox, Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phones and tablets.

1:06 PM – Video for some sort of Fitness game for Kinect

1:09 PM – Nike Plus Kinect Training is announced

1:10 PM – Nike Plus and Xbox Live will work together to help people find others for training

1:10 PM – Nike Plus Kinect Training can send updates to your Windows Phone

1:11 PM – Marc Whitten steps on the stage

1:12 PM – He announces Xbox SmartGlass; Movies, TV, and games are more interactive

1:13 PM – Gives a demo of Xbox SmartGlass, enables you to save and continue watching your videos from your Tablet, Windows Phone, and Xbox.

1:15 PM – Shows video of the new Halo Waypoint

1:17 PM – Xbox SmartGlass enables you to browse the Dashboard with Phone or Tablet as a remote

1:18 PM – Internet Explorer is officially coming to Xbox this year

1:19 PM – Shows demo of IE on Xbox; shows a clip from the Prometheus trailer

1:20 PM – With SmartGlass, you can browse IE with more controls

1:21 PM – Xbox SmartGlass will be coming to Xbox this Fall

1:21 PM – Xbox Games on Windows 8

1:22 PM – Tomb Raider is finally shown!

1:22 PM – New gameplay is shown; shows more polish than last years E3

1:24 PM – Lots of gameplay is shown, Lara Croft shooting arrows at enemies, lots of brutal combat is shown.

1:27 PM – They announce a demo for Tomb Raider will be available for Xbox 360 first

1:28 PM – Signal Studios comes to the stage, showcase 3 new games

1:29 PM – Trailer is shown for Ascend: New Gods. Coming 2013

1:30 PM – Trailer is shown for LocoCycle. Coming 2013.

1:31 PM – Trailer is shown for Matter. Made for Kinect. Coming 2013

1:32 PM – Capcom comes to the stage to play a demo of Resident Evil 6.

1:33 PM – Leon is……back?

1:37 PM – Resident Evil 6 trailer ends

1:38 PM – Wreckateer is shown off as a new Kinect game. Coming to Xbox Live this Summer

1:39 PM – South Park: The Stick of Truth game trailer is shown! (Narrated by Cartmen)

1:41 PM – Trey Parker and Matt Stone come to the stage. Surprise! Live demo is shown

1:43 PM – South Park is coming early 2013

1:44 PM – Dance Central 3 is shown.

1:45 PM – Usher performs a dance for his song “Scream” to promote Dance Central 3

1:48 PM – Don Mattrick returns to the stage to close the conference

1:50 PM – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 gameplay footage is shown

2:01 PM – Trailer ends, Microsoft E3 Conference ends. Black Ops 2 is coming November 11th 2012.

I hope you enjoyed this Live Blog!

~Jahranimo

Categories: General, Microsoft