PS4 Coming to Japan in February, PS VitaTV announced and new releases for August – September

Sony not releasing Playstation 4 in it’s native homeland until February

In a move that has Japanese gamers SHOCKED, dropped and rolling around more than Pikachu Sony has fessed up that their latest console won’t launch in it’s home territory until February, three months after the North American and European launch. Why? Simple really, NA and EU have proven themselves to have a bigger core market of early adopters and since the console is being released around the holidays it’s a given that many boys and girls will want one come Xmas. Christmas is nowhere near as big a deal in Japan as it is in NA and EU so Sony is targeting the markets where the console will sell fast and pick up the most steam quickly. Japanese gamers are furious with the console giant, crying fowl that waiting for a product created in their homeland which won’t be available until months after launch is unfair. All I can say to them is, HOW DOES IT FEEL? Seriously, American gamers waited close or over a year for the original PlayStation to launch in the states, months for the follow-up PS2 and the same for the PS3. Japanese gamers always get everything first, so the fact that you guys only have to wait 3 months instead of A YEAR or something incredulous is nothing compared to what American gamers typically wait for the latest and greatest from the Japanese-owned Gaming Giant. So sit back my fellow Japanese gamers and pop a xanax or k-pin, I think you guys can wait it out for 3 months.

Sony is launching their new microconsole and expansion to the Vita, the “Vita TV” in Japan this Fall and the hype building behind it is making a good case that Sony should consider a NA and EU launch in the near future as well 

If you haven’t yet heard the word, word WORD WORD BIRD IS THE FUCKING WORD then let me break it down for you: Sony is releasing a new add-on/expansion/console to the public in the form of their Vita technology, only slimmed and trimmed down into a small, tiny white box that connects to your TV and will use a Dual Shock 3 or possibly DS4 contoller. Out of the box, the Vita TV should native play proprietary Vita-based flash card games on your HD TV’s. This is big news, because now not only can you enjoy all the Vita has to offer in exclusive games (Persona 4 Golden, Soul Sacrifice, Gravity Rush, Tearaway, Killzone: Mercenary, to name a few) as a stand-alone console BUT it will also play PS One classics via the PlayStation Network and even better yet, eventually stream PS3 and PS4 games via remote play. This could be huge for those who have multiple TV Sets and don’t want to buy multiple PS4/PS3 consoles to associate with each TV set, so the Vita TV acts as an extender and allows for remote play from both systems using your router or local LAN connection. While not all this functionality has been confirmed, it will most likely be incorporated in the final release of the product. Let’s also hope Sony does away with the god-awful proprietary Memory Cards that the handheld Vita uses for storage for the Vita TV (the prices for Vita Memory Cards, much like it’s predecessor the PSP which used the Memory Stick Duo are both outrageous). Here’s hoping they go with something more mainstream like SD/HC cards or USB Flash drives. For the complete skinny check out this promotional video from Sony and this image courtesy of CNET from the Toyko Game Show which shows off the unit in detail and all it’s H/W ports:

The recently unveiled Vita TV which shrinks all the power of the Vita into an affordable, tiny box. Picture above: I'm only assuming here, but it appears to be the flash-card slot were you insert Vita-native games meaning it will play the entire catalog of Vita exclusive games, and oh yeah.... also includes remote play capabilities with the PS3 and upcoming PS4. Not bad for $100. Let's hope it makes it's way to American and European shores.

The recently unveiled Vita TV which shrinks all the power of the Vita into an affordable, tiny box. Pictured above: The front of the unit, which I’m only assuming here, but it appears to be the flash-card slot were you insert Vita-native games meaning it will play the entire catalog of Vita exclusive games, And oh yeah…. also includes remote play capabilities with the PS3 and upcoming PS4. Not bad for $100. The rear of the unit includes an HDMI port, Ethernet/LAN port, Memory Card Slot and AC Adapter port. The device also includes an internal 1 GB of internal Flash storage and wi-fi capabilities. Let’s hope Vita TV makes it’s way to American and European shores.

Latest PS3 Retail, Downloadable and DLC Releases as well as a new awesome console bundle for PlayStation 3

The last 30 days or so have been busy for out PlayStation 3. While the console may be nearing it’s next iteration, Sony vows to provide full support for the PS3 simultaneously while the PlayStation 4 is available. Sony achieved the same level of success with the PS2 during it’s end-of-days scenario while the PS3 was still in is it’s infancy and didn’t really have any killer apps. Sony has consistently reaffirmed their support for their previous-gen console with exclusive and multi-plat releases while supporting their newest offering, the PS4. Below is a list of notable new PlayStation 3 exclusive and multi-platform releases from mid-August to the end of September (all release dates are for North American territories):

AUGUST 13th: PAYDAY 2

The Heist continues with Payday 2. Plan out a strategy with your AI or Co-Op buddies to maximize your capitol or go in the old fashioned way- guns blazing. Whatever ideology you prefer, it sounds like one hell of a coop romp.

The Heist continues with Payday 2. Plan out a strategy with your AI or Co-Op buddies to maximize your capitol or go in the old fashioned way- guns blazing. Whatever ideology you prefer, it sounds like one hell of a coop romp.

August 20th: DUCKTALES REMASTERED

Although technically a retail release, this PS3 version contains a code to download the digital version and a collectors pin. The game has garnered critical acclaim as a faithful translation that pays homage to the Capcom NES classic. If you're like me and HD space is at a premium and you just like your games on disc, not to fret, Capcom will also release a PHYSICAL disc copy of the game at retail on November 12th, 2013.

Although technically a retail release, this PS3 version contains a code to download the digital version and a collectors pin. The game has garnered critical acclaim as a faithful translation that pays homage to the Capcom NES classic. If you’re like me and HD space is at a premium and you just like your games on disc, not to fret, Capcom will also release a PHYSICAL disc copy of the game at retail on November 12th, 2013.

August 20th: SAINTS ROW IV

THE SAINTS ARE BAAAACK BITCHES! Take on an Alien horde and protect your nation (literally) as you play as a pissed off President of the USA. What's not to love? Thank god their are still some games out there that are just great, kick-ass, silly fun  akin to Duke Nukem.

THE SAINTS ARE BAAAACK BITCHES! Take on an Alien horde and protect your nation (literally) as you play as a pissed off President of the USA. What’s not to love? Thank god their are still some games out there that are just great, kick-ass, silly fun akin to Duke Nukem.

August 20th: SPLINTER CELL BLACKLIST

Another critically acclaimed entry in Tom Clancy's tactical 3rd person action/espionage thriller Splinter Cell comes to every conceivable console on August 20th, 2013.

Another critically acclaimed entry in Tom Clancy’s tactical 3rd person action/espionage thriller Splinter Cell comes to every conceivable console on August 20th, 2013.

August 20th: THE BUREAU XCOM DECLASSIFIED

Another follow-up to the classic X-COM franchise, this iteration doesn't quite measure up to the "Enemy Unknown" reboot released by Firaxis quite some time a go. Receiving mostly average to mediocre reviews, only the most ardent fan need apply

Another follow-up to the classic X-COM franchise, this iteration doesn’t quite measure up to the “Enemy Unknown” reboot released by Firaxis quite some time a go. Receiving mostly average to mediocre reviews, only the most ardent fan need apply

August 27th: FINAL FANTASY XIV A REALM REBORN

Square Enix tries to revitalize it's FF franchise by re-releasing FF XIV as "A Realm Reborn". Sporting loads of new features and improved graphics, this MMORPG remains PS3 exclusive    for consoles. You can also pick it up for the PC.

Square Enix tries to revitalize it’s FF franchise by re-releasing FF XIV as “A Realm Reborn”. Sporting loads of new features and improved graphics, this MMORPG remains PS3 exclusive for consoles. You can also pick it up for the PC.

August 27th: HATSUNE MIKU PROJECT DIVA F

This continuation of the popular Hatsune Miku rhythm dance and music game has been a popular franchise in Japan for awhile and is quickly spreading it's J-POP love across the states.  A PS3 and PS Vita exclusive, any fan of the series should purchase this.

This continuation of the popular Hatsune Miku rhythm dance and music game has been a popular franchise in Japan for awhile and is quickly spreading it’s J-POP love across the states. A PS3 and PS Vita exclusive, any fan of the series should purchase this.

August 27th: KILLER IS DEAD

The North American Box Art for Killer is Dead, published by XSEED Games. Definitely retains the style that game creator/writer "Suda 51" compliments all his games with (ie: Lollipop Chainsaw)

The North American Box Art for Killer is Dead, published by XSEED Games. Definitely retains the style that game creator/writer “Suda 51” compliments all his games with (ie: Lollipop Chainsaw)

Written and Directed by famed Japanese game creator "Suda 51", Killer is Dead puts the player in command of an assassin with a cybernetic arm. Using a 3rd person perspective and unique cel-shaded anime-style art, Killer is Dead aesthetics are uniquely Suda, but the games confusing story and sloppy combat mechanics make this one of Suda's less favorable games. A rental definitely, try before you buy. Oh yeah, and lots of barely clothed chicks are peppered throughout the game. It wouldn't be a Suda 51 game if there weren't some naked chicks meandering about in-game though!

Written and Directed by famed Japanese game creator “Suda 51”, Killer is Dead puts the player in command of an assassin with a cybernetic arm. Using a 3rd person perspective and unique cel-shaded anime-style art, Killer is Dead aesthetics are uniquely Suda, but the games confusing story and sloppy combat mechanics make this one of Suda’s less favorable games. A rental definitely, try before you buy. Oh yeah, and lots of barely clothed chicks are peppered throughout the game. It wouldn’t be a Suda 51 game if there weren’t some naked chicks meandering about in-game though!

August 27th: MADDEN NFL 25

Instead of the annual numeration of Madden 14, EA decided to capitalize on the games 25th Anniversary of existence. The Madden franchise has become a stalwart sport series for every console and although this particular version doesn't differ all that much from the previous incarnation it will be interesting to see how the PS4 and XBOX One versions perform against their 7th gen counterparts.

Instead of the annual numeration of Madden 14, EA decided to capitalize on the games 25th Anniversary of existence. The Madden franchise has become a stalwart sport series for every console and although this particular version doesn’t differ all that much from the previous incarnation it will be interesting to see how the PS4 and XBOX One versions perform against their 7th gen counterparts.

August 27th: LOST PLANET 3

Capcom releases their final installment of the Co-Op sci-fi thriller Lost Planet 3 on August 27th. The game features plenty of action and mech-driven combat but reviews have been mixed with most critics praising the kick-ass visuals. Hardcore fans of the series should enjoy it however.

Capcom releases their final installment of the Co-Op sci-fi thriller Lost Planet 3 on August 27th. The game features plenty of action and mech-driven combat but reviews have been mixed with most critics praising the kick-ass visuals. Hardcore fans of the series should enjoy it however.

August 31st: PAINKILLER HELL & DAMNATION

This classic PC FPS finally hits home to consoles. Developed by "People Can Fly" who released the cult classic Bulletstorm, this title has experienced multiple delays since April of this year and finally saw retail release August 31st. Containing the Hell and Damnation expansion pack and the original Painkiller campaign, the game has been optimized for consoles but unfortunately not in the best ways. The game has received mixed to negative reviews and compared to Painkiller: Black Edition available on Steam for less than $15, which is considerably much better than the console variant in terms of graphics, play mechanics and sound/music, if you have a decent PC with an older GFX card then running Painkiller should be no issue. The console port retails for $29.99 brand new.

This classic PC FPS finally hits home to consoles, ported by Nordic Games and The Farm 51. Developed originally by “People Can Fly” for the PC who  went on to develop and release the cult classic Bulletstorm, this title has experienced multiple delays since April of this year and finally saw retail release August 31st. Containing the Hell and Damnation expansion pack and the original Painkiller campaign, the game has been optimized for consoles but unfortunately not in the best ways. The game has received mixed to negative reviews and compared to Painkiller: Black Edition available on Steam for less than $15, which is considerably much better than the console variant in terms of graphics, play mechanics and sound/music, if you have a decent PC with an older GFX card then running Painkiller should be no issue. The console port retails for $29.99 brand new.

A screenshot from Painkiller: Hell & Damnation ported to PS3/360. The game is your traditional anti-hero sent to hell to kill off hordes of demons in bloody, gory and bad-ass weapon fashion, as pictured above.

A screenshot from Painkiller: Hell & Damnation ported to PS3/360. The game is your traditional anti-hero sent to hell to kill off hordes of demons in bloody, gory fashion with bad-ass weapon weaponry at your disposal, as pictured above.

September 3rd: DEAD OR ALIVE 5 ULTIMATE

The franchise that started it all with bouncing babes in the sun with breasts disproportionate to their actual body size. The game has received mixed to positive reviews and was recommended for new players to the series, but also having a lot to attract to longtime diehard fans.

The franchise that started it all with bouncing babes in the sun with breasts disproportionate to their actual body size. The game has received mixed to positive reviews and was recommended for new players to the series, but also having a lot to attract to longtime diehard fans.

September 3rd: DIABLO III

The classic PC isometric hack-n-monster-slasher and dungeon crawler includes 4 player couch Co-Op. The game has garnered critical acclaim amongst most news oulets.

The classic PC isometric hack-n-monster-slasher and dungeon crawler includes 4 player couch Co-Op. The game has garnered critical acclaim amongst most news oulets.

 

September 3rd: FARMING SIMULATOR

Finally, a game that simulates what life would be like living on a farm!  JUST WHAT WE ALWAYS WANTED /sarcasm. Seriously though? When they though about developing and publishing this title, did anyone stop to think "is this really a good idea?" I'm sure there will be some folks interested in this title, but it will be a small, niche audience at most.

Finally, a game that simulates what life would be like living on a farm! JUST WHAT WE ALWAYS WANTED /sarcasm. Seriously though? When they though about developing and publishing this title, did anyone stop to think “is this really a good idea?” I’m sure there will be some folks interested in this title, but it will be a small, niche audience at most.

 

September 3rd: RAYMAN LEGENDS

Originally scheduled as a Wii U exclusive launch title, Legends has been delayed nearly a year to make it a multi-plat release and add more baddies, more levels and some additional polish. The wait has been well worth it, as the game has been critically acclaimed across all platforms, with the Wii U and PS3 versions coming out on top. The game also supports local couch co-op. Can't wait to get my grubby hands on this one!

Originally scheduled as a Wii U exclusive launch title, Legends has been delayed nearly a year to make it a multi-plat release and add more baddies, more levels and some additional polish. The wait has been well worth it, as the game has been critically acclaimed across all platforms, with the Wii U and PS3 versions coming out on top. The game also supports local couch co-op. Can’t wait to get my grubby hands on this one!

 

This co-op crazy platformer has huge crazy bosses, variety upon varieties of locales and vivid, colorful 2D graphics. Screenshot courtesy of Videogamer.com

This co-op crazy platformer has huge crazy bosses, variety upon varieties of locales and vivid, colorful 2D graphics. Screenshot courtesy of Videogamer.com

 

 

 

New trailer for InFamous: Second Son that makes me want to wet myself and PS4 indie game Rime sends shivers down me spine

The PlayStation 4 launch is a mere 3 months away, however the new inFamous game, Second Son won’t be available until sometime along in 2014. I’ve never had much interest in the Infamous series of games, but the depth of story and characters in this sequel are definitely changing my mind. At Gamescomm, Sony showed off a new trailer for Sucker Punch’s latest installment to the series that offers more of a brief glimpse between Delsin and interaction between other characters in the games setting of Seattle. Check out the Fetch trailer below:

Another game that caught my attention was the independent-based PS4 title “Rime“, which brings back memories of exploring sandy vistas in the hit PS3 indie release “Journey” and shows gameplay akin to “Legend of Zelda” or something out of a Team Ico game. Oh yeah, by the way, WHERE THE HELL IS THE LAST GUARDIAN? Studio Japan and Team Ico have kept mum on any news regarding their latest masterpiece, with a little trickle every now and then coming out just to remind us that the game is “still in earnest development” (Team Ico’s words, not mine). Anyways, enough of my ranting. Here’s the trailer for “Rime”:

Bioshock Infinite DLC: Clash in the Clouds released, Future Bioshock Infinite DLC Packs revealed and more new game purchases!

The Poster Art for the recently released DLC Pack for Bioshock Infinite: "Clash in the Clouds"

The Poster Art for the recently released DLC Pack for Bioshock Infinite: “Clash in the Clouds“. It is now available on multiple online storefronts at an MSRP of $4.99.

Bioshock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds DLC Pack released: details, trailer and info here now!

It’s been a looong time coming but Irrational Games was adamant in their stance that the DLC would be out by late July and was not just hacked off content from the initial release but fully developed new content AFTER the games release for us fervent BS:I fans. True to form, the first DLC pack for Infinite entitled “Clash in the Clouds” has been released via Steam, XBL and PSN. For those who purchased the Season Pass during the games launch, the content will be waiting for you to download free of charge in your respective platforms network. If you did not purchase the Season Pass, the MSRP is around $4.99 and the DLC pack weighs in around 1.4 GB (for the PSN version, I cannot confirm if it’s the same for other platforms). Here’s the details about what to expect via this expansion pack from a quote via Polygon: (SOURCE)

The DLC includes four new maps, each with fifteen encounters and challenges, broken up by a visit to an armory of sorts where players can select their weapon load-out or use cash earned to power up their Booker.

The game rewards cash, which is also the player’s score, based on kills, combos and meeting specific, increasingly difficult challenges.

The end result, Dowling said, is a experience that pushes players to flip through weapons and vigors, pulling in tears and jumping on and off the Skyline to survive.

The roughly five-hour experience also has leaderboards and a clutch of unlockable audio and video files, concept art and models that can be unlocked with cash.

Here’s the trailer revealing the bullet points of all the new additions and features to “Clash in the Clouds” DLC:

“Clash in the Clouds” is the complete opposite of what most Infinite fans were expecting. Instead of a narrative, story-driven based experience, “Clash in the Clouds” does a complete 180 by making the games combat the central focus. While certainly not a bad thing, I found the combat in Infinite to be monotonous and repetitive, with the few breaks in redundancy being Liz’s dialog, Songbird scares and Skyhook ventures. Thankfully, “Clash in the Clouds” appears to focus more on the varied combat in Infinite rather than the standard “enter the arena, kill all the baddies and move on” regimen that was prevalent throughout most of Booker and Liz’s adventure. The DLC will revolve around the increased difficulty featured in the “1999 Mode” that could only be unlocked upon completion of the game. It will also feature significant challenges with the wide array of Infinite’s exceptionally designed characters, emphasizing challenges around using the Skyrails, vigors and defeating certain enemies using different combat techniques. The DLC pack rewards you with further audio diaries, game developer videos and some concept art. The next DLC pack, however, definitely seeds back to the games roots of coupling Booker and Liz together in narrative, story-driven gameplay. Read on below for more information regarding the next DLC pack for Bioshock: Infinite….

The Poster Art for Bioshock Infinite's 2-part "Burial At Sea" Expansion Pack coming out soon at a MSRP of $14.99. Season Pass holders will obviously have instant access to the DLC pack via their respective platforms online storefronts.

The Poster Art for Bioshock Infinite’s 2-part “Burial At Sea” Expansion Pack coming out soon at a MSRP of $14.99. Season Pass holders will obviously have instant access to the DLC pack via their respective platforms online storefronts.

Bioshock Infinte: Burial at Sea is a two-part DLC pack that invites players on a return trip to Rapture before Andrew Ryan’s Utopian-like Sea-scape fell and crumbled under it’s own ambitions 

While we will have to wait for the more interesting expansion pack for Infinite, at least we now have details on what to expect.. “Burial at Sea” is a two-part tale of how the Columbia/Rapture parallel takes place and allows for you to explore the doomed underwater utopia as Booker DeWiit while it’s still a functional, beautiful city occupied by it’s faithful citizens before they go batshit crazy and turn into Splicers and Big Daddies. One of the most exciting concepts seems to be that you play as both Booker and Elizabeth, albeit a more grown-up adult version of Liz. Here’s the trailer courtesy of GameStop:

New game purchases and pre-orders to my already expansive and vast PlayStation 3 Collection of games

So during one of my last few posts I talked about the awesome PS3 exclusive “Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection” released on July 9th, which includes around 10 Metal Gear games from 1987 until 2012. For a price of $49.99, spanning content on TWO Blu-Ray discs and even including a very nice Metal Gear artwork book with the standard release, this collection is well worth the investment IF you can find it. My local GameStop sold out of MGS: Legacy Collection instantly and when they stocked more copies to be put on display for sale, those subsequently sold out just as fast. I eventually found my copy at Best Buy and picked it up immediately. I urge all Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima fans (the creater/writer of the Metal Gear franchise) to buy this game instantly if they find it, otherwise I guarantee it will sell before you have a chance to come back and get it. This is one of those rare titles that will be worth 2-3 times the original purchase price within 2 years because it had such a limited release.

For my birthday my best friend Jared also got me “Red Dead Redemption” GOTY Edition. I have seen this game being played by other friends of mine and know of its multiple accolades so it’s a worthy addition to my PS3 collection. And when Jared saw that this version included a “Zombie Mode”, he couldn’t resist. Thanks Jared! You and Mike are truly my BESTiES 4 LYFE luLzZzZ (<3333’s at retarded internet sentiments and acronyms).

For my Birfday, my best friend Jared purchased the GOTY Edition of Red Dead Redemption. Thanks goes to Jared for being an awesome friend and to Mike for being a great videogaming buddy! Look for a full review on HiddenDefinition of "Red Dead Redemption" soon.

For my Birfday, my best friend Jared purchased the GOTY Edition of Red Dead Redemption. Thanks goes to Jared for being an awesome friend and to Mike for being a great videogaming buddy! Look for a full review on HiddenDefinition of “Red Dead Redemption” soon.

Awesome New Game purchases, The PS3 releases of July and Holy Smokes Batman! A NEW REVIEW (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West)

New Game Purchases to my already awesome PS3 Collection

So I’ve made a couple of key game purchases this month for my PS3. Let me just say this about Sony: I LOVE THEIR COLLECTION SERIES. Any PS3 Collection that’s released, I’m all over it. I have the God of War Saga, the Killzone Collection, the Ratchet and Clank Collection, the Jak and Dexter Collection, the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, the Journey Collectors Edition (a must have for any fan of indie games, it includes like 5 games on one disc) and now to add to my collection I have just purchased the “Best of the PlayStation Network Vol. 1″. It is a collection of Four downloadable only games that Sony has now made available for retail purchase on disc! I must confess, for someone that is not yet a fan of digitally exclusive games quite yet, these “Best of PSN” Collections are PERFECT for people like me. It seems likely there will be a Vol 2. at some point, have any ideas what games you would like to see released for a retail “Best of PSN Vol. 2” collection? Leave your suggestions in the Comments section below!

Personally, I would love to see “The Unfinished Swan“, “Papa and Yo“, “Wipeout HD” and perhaps “Guacamole!” or “Limbo” (even though it’s not a PS3 exclusive it’s still a great game!) on Vol. 2. Oh yeah, I’d be all over that. I hope Sony makes this a trend because I would love to see more. The first installment, “Best of the PlayStation Network Vol. 1” was released around June 26th at the MSRP of $39.99. Here’s a picture of the boxart with the games included:

The first in "The Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1" collection features: When Vikings Attack, Sound Shapes, Tokyo Jungle and Fat Princess.

The first in “The Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1” collection features: When Vikings Attack, Sound Shapes, Tokyo Jungle and Fat Princess.

Total number of game purchases I have made this month include:

  1. Little Big Planet Greatest Hits GOTY Edition (USED)$16.19
  2. Soul Calibur IV (USED)$4.49
  3. Best of PlayStation Network Vol. 1  (NEW)$39.99

July 2013 PlayStation 3 Releases

Here’s a list of all the current releases and yet to be released PS3 games for the month of July. Notable releases include the PS3 exclusives “Time and Eternity” released on July 16th to average, mostly negative reviews and the “Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection“, released on July 9th. YES! Another PS3 collection, this time for the Metal Gear series. This awesome collection contains all Metal Gear games from the late 1980’s up until now! For a MSRP of $49.99, you just can’t beat the number of awesome MGS games you’re getting for the price.

North American Box Art for the recently released Time and Eternity. Although the game has been praised for it's beautiful 2D Anime style art blended over impressive 3D backdrops, the games combat supposedly grows tedious and the dialog between the main characters is all dreadfully drawn out

North American Box Art for the recently released Time and Eternity. Although the game has been praised for it’s beautiful 2D Anime style art blended over impressive 3D backdrops, the games combat supposedly grows tedious and the dialog between the main characters is all dreadfully drawn out

Time and Eternity in-game sequences:

An example of Time and Eternity's hand drawn Anime style presented over detailed 3D backdrops. This is one of the "roundtable" scenes were the game engages you in mindless babble between Toki (the main character) and her friends. If this game drops below $30, I'd probably still pick it up because I'm a sucker for ero-type JRPG's

An example of Time and Eternity’s hand drawn Anime style presented over detailed 3D backdrops. This is one of the “roundtable” scenes were the game engages you in mindless babble between Toki (the main character) and her friends. If this game drops below $30, I’d probably still pick it up because I’m a sucker for ero-type JRPG’s

Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection ONLY for PS3

The PS3 Exclusive of Konami's MGS Collection - including 8 Metal Gear titles going all the way back to 1987. Retails for $49.99

The PS3 Exclusive of Konami’s MGS Collection – includes 8 Metal Gear titles going all the way back to 1987. Retails for $49.99

And the rest of the retail and PlayStation Network releases for JULY 2013….

DLC ONLY RELEASES

  1. Injustice: Gods Among Us ‘Blackest Night Pack 2′ DLC (PSN) – July 2nd
  2. Injustice: Gods Among Us ‘General Zod’ DLC (PSN) – July 2nd
  3. Injustice: Gods Among Us ‘Man of Steel Skin’ DLC (PSN) – July 2nd
  4. Injustice: Gods Among Us ‘Ame-Comi Skin Pack’ DLC (PSN) – July 16th
  5. Metro: Last Light ‘Faction Pack’ DLC (PSN) – July 16th
  6. Injustice: Gods Among Us ‘Martian Manhunter’ DLC (PSN) – July 30th

RETAIL & PLAYSTATION NETWORK ONLY RELEASES

  1. Velocity Ultra (Vita and PSN) – July 2nd
  2. The Walking Dead: 400 Days (PSN) – July 2nd
  3. Coconut Dodge: Revitalised (Vita and PSN) – July 9th
  4. Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection (PS3 Retail) – July 9th
  5. NCAA Football 14 (PS3 Retail and PSN) – July 9th
  6. Total Recoil (Vita and PSN) – July 9th
  7. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3 Retail & PSN) – July 16th
  8. Kung Fu Rabbit (Vita and PSN) – July 16th
  9. Mamorukun Curse! (PSN) – July 16th
  10. Mystic Chronicles (PSP, Vita and PSN) – July 16th
  11. RIPD: The Game (PSN) – July 16th
  12. Time and Eternity (PS3 Retail and PSN) – July 16th
  13. Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (PS3 Retail and PSN) – July 16th
  14. The Smurfs 2 (PS3 Retail) – July 23rd
  15. Do Not Fall (PSN) – July 23rd
  16. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational/Everybody’s Golf (PSN) – July 23rd
  17. Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark (Vita and PSN) – July 23rd
  18. ArcaniA: The Complete Tale (PS3 Retail) – July 30th
  19. Cloudberry Kingdom (PSN) – July 30th
  20. PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (Vita and PSN) – July 30th
  21. Terraria: Collector’s Edition (PS3  Retail) – July 30th

SOURCE: PlayStationLifeStyle.Net

New Review Posted – Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

After picking up Enslaved last month for $8.99 used at my local GameStop and completing it, I have now posted my thorough review of the game under the REVIEWS tab on HiddenDefinition. This game also made my list of “Five Under Appreciated Bargain Bin Games” because it’s dirt cheap and an very good overlooked game. If you can spare around 8-10 dollars for the used copy of this game, it’s well worth your time.

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Now if you were put in this situation constantly, wouldn't you want a little self-satisfaction via the means of a good, personal fuckover?

Now if you were put in this situation constantly, wouldn’t you want a little self-satisfaction via the means of a good, personal fuckover?

I have just added a new section to diversify my ever-expanding blog. The Culture, Movies and Misc page is dedicated to everything from what clothing I think is hideous, to playing jokes or fucking over your friends for personal gain or just good ‘ol fashioned revenge to information on the latest movie releases! Yes, my little blog is growing exponentionally and I’d like to thank everyone who comes back on a regular basis and especially those who follow my blog….all 6 of you 🙂 So, go check out my article under the shiny new Culture portion of my blog on great ways to fuckover enemies, frenemies and people you just generally don’t care for one damn bit. I even added a poll to the article to see where some of you stand on these issues of personal gratification at the expense of anothers misfortune (regardless if they deserved it or not). Here’s the poll:

Anywho, here’s the direct link to the Culture section of HD:

https://hiddendefinition.wordpress.com/culture-movies-and-everything-else/

Sony basing importance on digital game sharing for the PS4 and every unit will ship with Sony’s PLAYROOM app

Sony has confirmed that your digitally downloaded games will not be contained and isolated to just your own PS4. You can go to a friends console, login in using your PSN ID and have instant access to your digital game collection. Talk about a great way to freely advertise content to gamers who may be on the fence about a particular title. And while this concept isn’t exactly revolutionary (you can currently login to your PSN account from another PS3 to access your digital game downloads, not quite the same thing as you would have to redownload and install the title to that persons particular PS3 and use up one of your licensee activations), it certainly sounds more convenient then the current trade of digital game “sharing”.

Also, even though the PS4 Eye camera was canned as a pack-in for the launch bundle of the PS4 to shave $100 off the price, Sony is still including it’s Playroom app to showcase the potential features of the PS4 cam. Although you would have to purchase the optional peripheral to enjoy the full gamut of features the Playroom software offers, it may sway early adopters into purchasing the cast-off camera if the Playroom offers some really cool features (and from what I’ve seen and heard, it does). I guess we will just all have to wait until launch day to really find out….*sigh* Here’s a tech demo video showing off the Playroom with PS4 camera in tow (video courtesy of Engadget):

Take the Digital vs. Physical poll + Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection PS3 Exclusive

You can also take the poll anytime by clicking on my editorial for “The future of Physical medium and Digitally Downloaded Games”

 

The Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection

A must have collectors package of all MGS games released (that Hideo Kojima was involved with) including the originals for the NES, Metal Gear Solid for the original PlayStation and all subsequent MGS entries. This is the definitive Metal Gear collection and it’s only coming to the PS3 due to the large amount of space Blu-ray discs offer over standard DVDs. I guess Sony incorporating the Blu-ray drive into the PlayStation 3, despite cost inflation, was a good idea after all. Check out the trailer courtesy of GameSpot below:

The Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection comes to retail shelves July 9th. 

Want more information about this awesome collection? Check out the official site link below:

http://konami.com/games/metal-gear-solid:-the-legacy-collection

GameStop halts PS4 Launch-Day Preorders and 5 Under Appreciated Bargain Bin Games article now up under the new “Editorials” category

After being instructed by Sony to go hog-wild and accept unlimited number of pre-orders for the launch day bundle of the PlayStation 4, GameStop has ceased any more imminent pre-orders. In a quote made to Game Informer (a subsidiary of GameStop), the company made it quite clear they will no longer be accepting any further pre-orders:

“Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently taking additional store reservations for the PlayStation 4”

It seems that this holiday season demand will once again heavily outweigh supply. I’m already fearing the eBay scalping and exorbitant price gauging. Personally, I have no intention to purchase a PS4 until after the initial hardware release madness sorts out. Besides, Sony has an excellent track record for supporting their previous gen consoles along side their new consoles (the PlayStation 2 received an abundance of first and third party support well into the first few troubled years of the PS3).

  Under Appreciated Bargain Bin Games article now available for reader consumption!

So I have created a new section for HiddenDefinition’s editorials, essays, critical analysis etc. where all my opinionated pieces, rants, raves and miscellaneous will be made available. This week, I examine 5 current-generation titles that received critical acclaim and some even became sleeper hits, but most never found a target audience. Check out this breakdown of cult classics that won’t leave a hole in your wallet by clicking on the following link:

https://hiddendefinition.wordpress.com/editorials-essays-and-gamer-girls-just-a-myth-or-do-they-exist/5-underappreciated-bargain-bin-games/