Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • DARK SOULS 2 TO COME OUT ON MARCH 2014

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    Hey there Dark Soul fans. You all would be happy to know that Dark Souls 2 has been officially set for release on the 11th of March in North America and on the 14th of March in Europe. The title is going to be available for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. It seems the PC version will be released later but should follow soon, said the developers From Software.

    The game’s director Yui Tanimura had previously explained the reason for the delay in an interview with Eurogamer where he said, “

    "In terms of the PC version, how we make the PC version optimal in Dark Souls 2 we're still working on what options we allow players to have in order for players to customize the spec of the PC version."

    "Our goal is to release the PC version in the same window. For the PC version we're simply saying March - we're trying our best for PC and console. The reason we can't announce the specific date is we're working on more options on how to make the PC version optimal."

    Previously, the original Dark Souls also was released at a later date on the PC with the Prepare to Die edition. However that version ran with lower resolution textures but was quickly fixed by fans. Mr. Tanimura said that this problem should not be recurring this time with Dark Souls 2.

    "With the first Dark Souls, the development team started work on the console version before the PC version, and because of that there were less options for the development team to make the PC version more optimal in terms of resolution and so on," Tanimura said. "With Dark Souls 2, the team's working on console and PC at the same time, so there shouldn't be an issue with how optimal it will be on day one."

    If you were wondering whether it will be coming out for the PS4 and Xbox 360 you might be in luck as he mentioned the will to work with the next-gen consoles. "I think it has to be decided for next generation consoles like Xbox One and PS4. My personal opinion as creator is that I'm really interested in next generation and I'm willing to make games for PS4 and Xbox One."

  • PS4 ALLOWS VIDEO CAPTURE VIA 3RD PARTY DEVICES

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    The video capture functionality of the PS4 and Xbox One are really getting a lot of attention. When it was first announced everyone thought it was a nifty little feature, but now a lot of gamers are basing the decision of which console to get on this feature.

    Initially it was mentioned that the Playstation 4 would allow 15 minutes of video to be recorded at a time which seemed to make the general consensus quite happy. Considering the fact that 15 minutes is more than enough to show your friends something cool that happened or you did when playing a game.

    However for professionals who rely on the lets play videos, 15 minutes can be a bit short. So if you are one of those folks then do not fear as Sony announced at their TGS conference that you will be able to use 3rd party devices to capture gameplay through HDMI output as well. Granted that you need a 3rd party device, but if you are a let play video maker then there is little chance that you don’t own one already. Microsoft had already confirmed that the Xbox One will be able to do this sometime back in August, and it is nice that Sony also be providing this feature.

    However do keep in mind that this feature will not be available from launch, but should follow soon after. It is also worth noting that the PS4 will allow streaming for both Ustream and Twitch.

  • SONY PLAYSTATION APP FEATURES

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    To match Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass, Sony has come up with what it calls the PlayStation App. This app has been hinted at several times during the last few months and would allow numerous mobile devices to connect to the PlayStation 4 and allow additional functionalities. The Playstation app basically allows the PS4 to act as a server that streams mobile games to a smartphone or tablet.

    The iOS and Android version of this application was demoed live on stage during Sony’s Keynote at the Tokyo Game Show 2013. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida personally showed off some of its features via the app’s integration into the upcoming PS4 freebie, The Playroom.

    Following the keynote event, in a roundtable interview Mr. Yoshida explained that the app allowed PS4 to become a hub for mobile games – which suggested a wider use than the previously assumed second screen console experience. For example, thanks to this App one no longer would need to download mobile titles to his/her phone, as one could simply stream them to the phone via the PS4.

    Signing into this app provides the gamers access to the mobile version of the social feed feature of the PS4, in which details such as what friends are playing now are highlighted. In addition, consumers can receive and sent text and voice messages, and even multiplayer game invites. You can also start downloading purchased PlayStation Store content to the PS4.

    The app also featured a “Connect to PS4” button which basically pairs the mobile device to the PS4, much like the SmartGlass, which allows second-screen content and touch-controlled gameplay. This feature was highlighted by Mr. Yoshida who used his smartphone to make a doodle of Knack which he then sent to the Playroom mini-game, thus turning the sketch to a 3D model.

    But it was clear to assume that not all PS4 titles will be integrated with this app however and Mr. Yoshida could not comment on which other PS4 titles other than Knack would feature Playstation App compatibility. Mr. Yoshida did mentioned that the following games Knack, Driveclub, Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed 4 will all get their own integrated applications.

    Check out the PlayStation App demonstration here - http://youtu.be/q06nWmhv4Gs

  • SONY EXPECTS TO SELL 5 MILLION PS4s BEFORE APRIL

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    There is no doubt that most gamers are now riding the Sony loyalty train starting from E3 through GamesCom to the Tokyo Game Show. There also has been speculation that the PS4 is leading the pre-order sales at a ratio of 2:1 when compared to the Xbox One in the US. And worldwide the PS4 is expected to be taking up 54% of the console market come launch in November 2013. the total households.

    Considering the statistics, there is little surprise that Sony announced that they hope to sell about five million PlayStation 4 consoles before the end of the financial year. At Sony’s keynote event during TGS 2013, Games boss Andrew House revealed the PS4’s sales target.

    As it read, they plan on selling 5 million by 31st March 2014. This basically means that Sony expects to sell about a million units per month from the consoles launch in 15th of November. For now the PS4 is set to launch on 29th November in Europe and much later, 22nd of February 2014 in Japan.

    The projected number is quite impressive considering since Wii U’s launch in November 2012, they have been only been able to sell about 3.61 million units till June 2013 (almost a year later). Of course, PS4 is a whole other game when compared to the Wii U. Microsoft has yet to mention any projected sales, I guess they still need to work on winning back the gamers before making such predictions.

  • NEW PLAYSTATION VITA

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    Whoever knows Sony, they know that Sony releases a slimmer and prettier version of their already released hardware at some point during the product’s life time. We have all seen the original PS2 and the PS2 Slim, and recently the original PS3, PS3 Slim and PS3 Super Slim. Now it is PS Vita’s turn to join the party.

    At the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2013 Sony introduced their newest model of the PS Vita. The newer PS Vita will be 20 percent thinner, 15 percent lighter, and it will feature built-in memory of 1GB. It will also be sporting a longer battery life, 1 whole addition hour, bringing the total to a hefty 6 hours. The OLED screen of the previous model has also been replaced with a 5 inch LCD screen.

    The new model will also be available in a wide range of colors – yellow, brown, pink, white, light blue and black. Sony also mentioned that they will be replacing the proprietary Vita charger with the standard micro-UBS type, definitely for the sake of convenience. In addition as game journalists were expecting, the price of the memory cards will also be reduced in Japan.

    And yes, the new Vita is only available for Japan at the moment. First the PS Vita TV and now the new PS Vita, what else are we going to miss out on? Well at least we are getting the PS4 good 3 months earlier than Japan, that’s something.

  • GRAND THEFT AUTO V INFINITE MONEY AND OTHER FUN TRICKS

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    GTA has always been about the money, and this was never truer when it comes to GTA V. I mean the entire point is to make money and spend it like crazy. And even if you carry out most missions and are quite well off, I bet you would still be quite far from what it would cost you to buy the most expensive property in the game.

    So here I am with a little helpful advice to make your worries go away. With this little trick you will be “swimming” in dough. You will get joke when you see the video! The exploit still works and you can rack up a cool million within the hour. So don’t waste your time and check it out for yourself!

    Infinite Money Exploit- http://youtu.be/_lw05OUcmj8

    And now that you have all the cash you ever wanted, or had patience to pickup why not try a few of these fun stuff to do in GTA V that you might have missed out on!

    Early Game Easy Money – Best way to make money fast is to rob an armored vehicle. These appear as blips on the minimap while you are driving around. Of course this some with risks attached. Take out the drivers, shoot the back doors in the center to open them and collect the money (usually worth over $5000). Finally, escape the cops.

    Losing Wanted Level Faster – 1st method - go through a Mod Shop. As long as no police officer sees you drive in, you will come out with no wanted level. 2nd second - Switch vehicles. Since when you first become wanted the vehicle you are in is reported, switching cars will help you to elude the police easier.

    Flip People Off - Select "Unarmed" from your weapon wheel while in a car and press L1 for the PS3 or LB for Xbox 360. For a more dramatic effect try while on a bike or in a convertible!

    Do a Flip - After jumping (X- Xbox, Square - PS3) you do a flip by pressing B (Xbox) or O (PS3). Higher the better and you can also tackle people with this.

    Extra Customization - Go to Lifeinvader social network. If you log in and start "stalking" people, you will begin unlocking new character customizations. To get new hair styles for example, stalk Herr Kurtz Barber.

    Ammu-Nation Discount - If you complete all Gun Range challenges, you will get 25% discount at all Ammu-Nation stores.

    Infinite Weapons – Just like the infinite money cheat. Certain locations around the map will have weapons underwater. If you pick it up then quickly save your game/ switch between characters, you will find the same item you just picked up. Rinse and repeat till satisfied.

    Free Weapon Upgrades - During a mission, visit an Ammu-Nation and purchase a weapon and all upgrades. Then kill yourself which would result in a failed mission. This gives you all your money back, but when you visit an Ammu-Nation store again you will find that the upgrades on the weapon will still be marked as purchased!

    Free Vehicle Repairs – Simply save your game and reload it. The vehicle will spawn back into the world fully repaired!

    Space Docker Vehicle – Complete the Spaceship Parts Collectible Mission. This unlocks the Space Docker which is a modified dune buggy with a cool interstellar skin and sound effects.

     

  • GRAND THEFT AUTO V CHEAT CODES FOR XBOX 360

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    Not much to say here. It is pretty much self explanatory. You don’t have to be deprived of over the top crazy fun (even more than usual) from GTA V just because you are not using the PC.

    The codes here should allow you to get back some control and go crazy but do remember, trophies are disabled when cheats are activated.

    Another thing to keep in mind, you can spawn more than one vehicle in GTA V unlike in GTA IV.

    Effect

    Code

    Bang Bang (Explosive Bullets)

    RIGHT, X, A, LEFT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LB, LB, LB

    Change Weather

    RT, A, LB, LB, LT, LT, LT, X

    Drunk Mode

    Y, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, B, LEFT

    Explosive Melee Attacks

    RIGHT, LEFT, A, Y, RB, B, B, B, LT

    Flaming Bullets

    LB, RB, X, RB, LEFT, RT, RB, LEFT, X, RIGHT, LB, LB

    Fast Run

    Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LT, LB, X

    Give Parachute

    LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, RT, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB

    Lower Wanted Level

    RB, RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT

    Raise Wanted Level

    RB, RB, B, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT

    Recharge Ability

    A, A, X, RB, LB, A, RIGHT, LEFT, A

    Skyfall (Spawn in the sky)

    LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LB, LT, RB, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT

    Slow Motion Aim

    X, L2, RB, Y, LEFT, X, L2, RIGHT, A

    Slidey Cars

    Y, RB, RB, LEFT, RB, LB, RT, LB

    Slow Motion

    Y, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, X, RT, RB

    Spawn Buzzard Attack Helicopter

    B, B, LB, B, B, B, LB, LT, RB, Y, B, Y

    Spawn Comet

    RB, B, RT, RIGHT, LB, LT, A, A, X, RB

    Spawn Sanchez

    B, A, LB, B, B, LB, B, RB, RT, LT, LB, LB

    Spawn Trashmaster

    B, RB, B, RB, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT

    Spawn Limo

    RT, RIGHT, LT, LEFT, LEFT, RB, LB, B, RIGHT

    Spawn Stunt Plane

    B, RIGHT, LB, LT, LEFT, RB, LB, LB, LEFT, LEFT, A, Y

    Spawn Caddy

    B, LB, LEFT, RB, LT, A, RB, LB, B, A

    Spawn Rapid GT

    RT, LB, B, RIGHT, LB, RB, RIGHT, LEFT, B, RT

    Spawn Duster

    RIGHT, LEFT, RB, RB, RB, LEFT, Y, Y, A, B, LB, LB

    Spawn PCJ-600Motorcycle

    RB, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, RT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, RIGHT, LT, LB, LB

     

     

  • GTA V CHEATS FOR PS3

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    In a game riddled with violence, drugs, and all other “taboos”, what is a little bit of cheating right?!

    For all the real life ‘thugs’ who just want to sit back and have a little crazy fun with Rockstars’ new masterpiece, here are a few codes that will keep you entertained for some time!

    But keep in mind that trophies get disabled when you cheats are activated.

    Effect

    Code

    Bang Bang (Explosive Bullets)

    RIGHT, SQUARE, X, LEFT, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L1, L1, L1

    Change Weather

    R2, X, L1, L1, L2, L2, L2, SQUARE

    Drunk Mode

    TRIANGLE, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, CIRCLE, LEFT

    Explosive Melee Attacks

    RIGHT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE, R1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L2

    Fast Run

    TRIANGLE, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, L2, L1, SQUARE

    Flaming Bullets

    L1, R1, SQUARE, R1, LEFT, R2, R1, LEFT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L1, L1

    Give Parachute

    LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, R2, LEFT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1

    Lower Wanted Level

    R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT

    Raise Wanted Level

    R1, R1, CIRCLE, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT

    Recharge Ability

    X, X, SQUARE, R1, L1, X, RIGHT, LEFT, X

    Skyfall

    L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, L1, L2, R1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT

    Slow Motion Aim

    SQUARE, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, LEFT, SQUARE, L2, RIGHT, X

    Slidey Cars

    TRIANGLE, R1, R1, LEFT, R1, L1, R2, L1

    Slow Motion

    TRIANGLE, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, SQUARE, R2, R1

    SpawnBuzzard Attack Helicopter

    CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, L2, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE

    Spawn Comet

    R1, CIRCLE, R2, RIGHT, L1, L2, X, X, SQUARE, R1

    Spawn Sanchez

    CIRCLE, X, L1, CIRCLE, CIRCLE, L1, CIRCLE, R1, R2, L2, L1, L1

    SpawnTrashmaster

    CIRCLE, R1, CIRCLE, R1, LEFT, LEFT, R1, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT

    Spawn Limo

    R2, RIGHT, L2, LEFT, LEFT, R1, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT

    Spawn Stunt Plane

    CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1, L2, LEFT, R1, L1, L1, LEFT, LEFT, X, TRIANGLE

    Spawn Caddy

    CIRCLE, L1, LEFT, R1, L2, X, R1, L1, CIRCLE, X

    Spawn Rapid GT

    R2, L1, CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1, R1, RIGHT, LEFT, CIRCLE, R2

    Spawn Duster

    RIGHT, LEFT, R1, R1, R1, LEFT, TRIANGLE, TRIANGLE, X, CIRCLE, L1, L1

    Spawn PCJ-600Motorcycle

    R1, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, SQUARE, RIGHT, L2, L1, L1

  • KOJIMA’S REASON BEHIND QUIET’S LOOK IN METAL GEAR SOLID V

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    I bet you have already seen Kojima’s new addition to the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Quiet. If you have not a quick Google search can remedy it. From the first few images you see I bet you can understand by what I mean new sexy addition.

    Kojima had always had one or more sexy ladies in his games but this time around it seemed the negative press towards Quiet’s appearance in Metal Solid V: The Phantom Pain was more than that seen for previous characters. And as if the argument and controversy around Quiet was not mad enough, Kojima had to say some things on Twitter as if to enrage those who were offended further more.

    He had said that he wanted Quiet to look more “erotic”. He later rectified saying that “sexy” would be a better phrase but the internet was already ablaze by then. His justification for the appearance was what got people even more riled up. At one point he said Quiet was made to look sexy to encourage more cosplayers and promote action figure sales!

    Now he has come out on Twitter again to further clarify the situation.

    "I know there's people concerning about 'Quiet' but don't worry. I created her character as an antithesis to the women characters [who] appeared in the past fighting game who are excessively exposed. 'Quiet' who doesn't have a word will be teased in the story as well. But once you recognize the secret reason for her exposure, you will feel ashamed of your words & deeds.

    Theme of 'MGSV' is 'GENE''MEME''SCENE''PEACE''RACE'. Story touches the misunderstanding, prejudice, hatred, conflict caused by the difference of language, race, custom, culture, and preference. The response of 'Quiet' disclosure few days ago incited by the net is exactly what 'MGSV' itself is."

    Truth be told, when he says it like that there shouldn’t be that many people who can still hate on it. I personally had no issue with the character design, and know for a fact that Hideo Kojima is a brilliant creator. Just want to wait and see what his vision for this game really is. He could just be trolling with this character to get greater exposure to his game through controversy!

  • PS4 LAUNCHES IN JAPAN IN FEBRUARY 2014

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    Well this is a surprise! For the first time ever in the history of the console, the latest iteration of the PlayStation will be releasing LATER in Japan. Currently the PlayStation has been set for release on the 19th of November in North America and the 29th of November across Europe.

    However during Sony’s pre-TGS conference, Sony revealed that they did not plan on releasing the console during the same time in Japan. It seems they the date they picked was MUCH later, 22nd of February 2014 to be exact. That is about 3 months past the release in other regions.

    But I guess they had to give the Japanese gamers something to be patient for so at the same time they also announced the First Limited Pack for the PS4 in that region. This pack will be featuring a digital voucher for the first-party exclusive Knack along with the console and will be priced at 41,979 yen. Another pack was also mentioned which would include the PS4 camera along with the console at the price of 46,179 yen.

    But when it comes to the games, it seems the Japanese gamers can start pre-ordering the PS4 titles from 5th of October, however much good it will do without having the console. My assumption is that Sony might have a little shortage in their hands. Since Japan is definitely their strongest market, I guess they are saving it for last and first trying to get their product established worldwide.

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