Monday, October 21, 2013

Metal Gear Solid 2 HD Edition Review

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty is the first MGS game for the Playstation 2 and features 2 characters Snake the hardened legendary soldier and Raiden a young rookie of the newly reformed FOXHOUND unit. This game has given an HD treatment and it looks good, but it shows its age. But it's gameplay and story makes this game worth playing again on your HD gaming console.

This review is spoiler free!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Coming To PS3 In 2014

It's official Square-Enix announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, the follow-up compilation to the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 remix is coming in 2014 exclusively for the Playstation 3.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Packaging Review

I've got this MGS Legacy Collection a few months ago and spent almost 500 hours playing all 4 out of 8 games included in it, and I need to take a break at playing this because all I see is a lot of Snakes now. Well anyway their review is coming soon, and while you wait let's do the packaging review of MGS Legacy Collection

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mighty No.9, Megaman's Sucessor

Keiji Inafune, the creator of Megaman announced a Kickstarter project called Mighty No. 9 which will carry on Megaman's legacy, following the cancellation of 2 Megaman games and weakest 25th anniversary ever.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection's Release Date Revealed

Konami announced that the release date for the Castlevania: Lords or Shadow Collection is November 8 and it costs around $40

The JRPG Dragon Dragoon 3's English Version Just Announced And It's Called Drakengard 3

Square-Enix's upcoming non-Final Fantasy JRPG Dragon Dragoon 3 is coming to the west and it will be known as Drakengard 3 and it's a PS3 exclusive.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nintendo Announces the Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo recently announced the new entry-level version of the 3DS, the Nintendo 2DS. This is to make Nintendo's latest handheld device to be accessible to all. Like the name implies. This is Nintendo 3DS without the 3D top screen. The design of the device is now like a slate rather than clamshell. It's obvious that you can't use the Circle Pad Pro here.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Last of Us Review

Well Naughty Dog did it again that's for sure! It may not be a "perfect" game but in terms of presentation, gameplay and story, I seriously doubt that there will ever be a game that would top The Last of Us.
I guess what really stood out the most for me is the "feel" or the "experience" that this game delivered. But before anything else, let me tell you a little something about the story.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Watch Dogs E3 2013 Trailer

Fans of the open world genre will definitely get excited for this upcoming game from UBISOFT. 

When it comes to new and upcoming games, fresh ideas is what I look for and this game definitely got my attention. Using a smart phone to hack (digitally) your way out of a tight situation beats running around stealing cars and running over people mindlessly. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Impressions

I got the PS3 beta codes recently for FFXIV: ARR. After half-a-day of downloading, I finally got the chance to play it. And wooooow! The game's awesome! Because I need to follow the NDA rule, I will not post any screenshots (even though I have some off-screen photos) and I will just give my impression to this high profile MMO title from Square-Enix.

Microsoft Changed Their DRM Policies On The Xbox One

Xbox fans rejoice! Microsoft changed their ways. Xbox One will now play used games without that BS restrictions. That means that you can share your games to your friends in infinity! Games can be played through the disc, no more full-installing games. Adding more sauce to that spaghetti, Xbox One can now play offline! No more 24-hour internet checkups. And Xbox One is now region free! This will even up the competition between Xbox One and PS4. Huzzah!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

E3 2013: Quick News Bits

Here's some interesting E3 2013 news bits, because I'm just a single average dude and can't cover everything LOL. These bits are hot and semi-hot, actually it depends on you guys :D

Monday, June 10, 2013

E3 2013: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Gameplay Trailer

MGSV new gameplay trailer is shown during Microsoft's E3 2013 event.

The new trailer shows new stealth gameplay and other mechanics that is new for the MGS series. New and old characters are also revealed.

MGSV: The Phantom Pain is multi-platform and available for PS3, PS4(?) Xbox One(?)

E3 2013: Kingdom Hearts 3 Debut Trailer

After 3 (or 4 counting Birth By Sleep) filler games, finally Kingdom Hearts 3 is now in development. It looks great. Now please watch the trailer.

E3 2013: Final Fantasy XV Revealed

Square-Enix revealed their new game exclusively for the PS4 and it's Final Fantasy XV a.k.a. Versus XIII. The game suffers a very long development hell (7 years) and first revealed on PS3's E3 event back in 2006.

The trailer shows new gameplay style while not going far away from its old Kingdom Hearts style gameplay. And it looks like it will use Square-Enix's new Luminous Engine which is awesome.

No release date yet. And Square-Enix will have a press-only event on this year's E3 which will discuss about the Future of Final Fantasy.

E3 2013: inFamous: Second Son Trailer for PS4

E3 2013: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Gameplay Trailer

Lightning's final mission to save the world within 13 days. Old characters from previous games will make an appearance in this conclusion of Lightning Saga.

Release date for Lightning Returns  FFXIII is February 14, 2014 and will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360

E3 2013: Bungie's New Game, Destiny Gameplay Trailer

E3 2013: PS4 Console Revealed. Supports Used Games and Costs $399

Let's start our small online E3 2013 experience on posting stuff about the PS4. The console is finally revealed. Looks similar, yet cooler than the Xbox One.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Xbox One Reveal (A Rant... Kinda)

I watched the reveal of Microsoft's next-generation gaming console now officially named "Xbox One" hoping that Microsoft will make me and the potential new console buyers convinced to buy this new console. But hearing that console name alone already leaves a negative impression. Why call it "One" you say? Maybe it's because this is an all-in-one console... well whatever, it should have been called "720" or "Next" which both makes more sense. And, uhh the intro of the reveal doesn't leave a gaming impression, it's more like a new cellphone reveal.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pre-order Diablo III for PS3 and get a helmet

Diablo III is now available for pre-order. Some retailers will give you an Infernal Helmet if you pre-order Diablo III. Infernal Helm gives experience boost for your character that wears it. Other retailers will have a different pre-order bonus, like limited edition packages.

The PS3 version of Diablo III will have some tweaks and differences that are not available for the PC version. Like thrilling boss battles, PS3 optimized UI and controlls. The devs also added a dodge mechanic giving the game a more action oriented feel to it.

Diablo III for PS3 was announced this February 2013. And it is a PS3 exclusive and will also be available for PS4 later.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Officially Teased

The official Call of Duty site displays a stencil image that resembles the mask of Simon "Ghost" Riley, the British soldier from Modern Warfare 2. The image gets more detailed per share or tweet using the #CallofDuty hashtag. This is the official teaser for the upcoming Call of Duty title

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The official reveal of the next Call of Duty game is coming soon, and it is planned to be released on current gen and next gen consoles.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection Coming This June 2013

It is now confirmed that the MGS Legacy Collection will arrive exclusively for PlayStation 3 on June 2013.

Included in the collection:
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (Contains MSX versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake)
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Trophy Edition
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition
- 2 Graphic Novels by Ashley Wood

That's a lot of stuff. It will definitely eat the majority of your gaming time. If you're an MGS fan, or wanted to get into the series, this is a must have.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beyond: Two Souls Official Box Art Revealed

The official box art of the PS3 exclusive game, Beyond: Two Souls is finally revealed

It looks like a Blu-ray movie. It's because the characters are modeled and voiced by real actors/actresses. The game's release is set on October 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sam's story DLC in MGR: Revengeance is available on April 9th

The DLC story of Sam in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will clear the story about Sam, his origins and his motives in the game's story. This DLC is available on April 9th

The screenshots around the net shows Sam fighting a Modified Metal Gear Ray, the same model that Raiden faught during the guard duty mission.

Beacause you will be playing as Sam, his fighting style is different so expect new movesets and skills that can be unlocked.

Another DLC side story for Revengeance and it's about the LQ-84i, also known as Bladewolf and I think his story is parallel to the main story where Bladewolf separates from Raiden to scout some areas.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review

What would you do if you're given a cyborg body, a sword and lots of bad guys (and mechs)? The answer is simple "cut them down to shreds!". This is what Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance offers you. This game makes you cut what you will. The game's story is set 4 years in to the future after MGS4 and stars Raiden, the whinny dude from MGS2 that everybody loves or hates that suddenly became a badass cyborg ninja in MGS4.

This game is developed by Platinum Games in supervision of Kojima Production, and I'll say that Mr. Kojima made the right decision to hand this over to Platinum Games to develop it.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hitman: Absolution Review

After almost a decade, Mr. 47 is back again to silently kill his targets in this new game Hitman: Absolution. The story started after the events of Blood Money where his contractor, Diana Burnwood, betrayed the Agency and now is in hiding. And the new top brass in the Agency hired 47 to kill his former contractor and retrieve the Agency's greatest creation that Diana took with her during her escape.

Now enough spoilers. This game is a break from all of the high-octane, adrenaline fueled, explosive action games. Because Hitman: Absolution is the opposite of that.

Friday, February 22, 2013

PS4 Announced And What We Know So Far

PS4 (codenamed: Orbis) was announced February 20 during Sony's event. Lot of gameplay demoes are shown but the actual console is a no-show, only the controller, DualShock 4, is shown to the audience.

Here's what we know so far about this new console:
- PS4 is a powerful graphics console with top spec PC hardware
- Lot's of 3rd party support... as usual
- The new controller, while looks similar to the DualShock 3 have a touch pad similar to the PSVita and (maybe) will act as a Playstation Move
- PS4's UI looks like the new version of the Playstation Store and almost look similar to the Windows 8 Modern UI
- PS3 games retail or digital is not backwards compatible to the PS4... bummer
- PS4 will only support 4k resolution for photos and videos, not for games
- Playstation Move controller is compatible, but the DualShock 3 controller isn't
- Social integration
- Facebook-ish player profile
- Play and chat at the same time
- PS4 can save/stream gameplay videos to the internet
- The console learns your gaming likes like genres and will automatically download demos in the background
- Remote Play with PS4 and Vita is functional day one

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Metal Gear Rising's Official Box Art

Happy New Gaming Year to all ! 2013 has a lot of new games to get excited about and one of them is almost here. Metal Gear Rising : Revengeance. Here's a little taste (the box art) of the upcoming game from Konami / Platinum Games.

Konami has posted the official box art for Metal Gear Rising on twitter.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

DmC (Devil May Cry) Demo Impressions

I downloaded the free 1.3GB DmC demo from PSN last night. DmC is the reboot of the Devil May Cry series. The game features younger Dante and fast combat. This game was developed by Ninja Theory, Published by Capcom and the game is powered by Unreal Engine.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Understanding the Term "DLC" and Expanding the Game's Longetivity

This is kind of an old term but here's a refresher... or a little gaming history lesson or a useful article if you don't have any idea what DLC is.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Games of 2013

The year 2012 in gaming sucked because of game release date changes and controversies, still we got some great games by the end of this year. Now that 2013 is here and it is a very promising year and these games make this year great (or not).