Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gamer's Source 2-25-14

Welcome to Gamer's Source, a daily news segment with the top five news stories in gaming today. As always, there are opinions and speculation, so feel free to share your own in the comments. Without further ado...


Nintendo announced today that the company would be giving away digital versions of the newest Pokemon games. From March 1st through March 28th, the users must register a 3DS or 2DS plus one select game in order to obtain the free code. For a full list of eligible games, check out Club Nintendo.


The PS4 is a roaring success in Japan. Selling over 332 000 units over the course of two days, Famitsu announced that Sony is reaching 6 million units sold. This is interesting, as the consoles predecessor, the PS3, sold a little over 83 000 units over the same period.

Thanks IGN for the news.

Number THREE!!!

Atlus has announced the company is bringing over 4 Persona games over the course of the next year. Confirmed by IGN today, the four recently announced games will be coming across various platforms starting later this year. 

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, featuring a new story involving the characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4, will release on the 3DS will be here fall 2014. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the sequel to last year's fighting game, will release on PS3 and Xbox 360 this fall as well. The game is being developed by the same developer as the original, Arc System. 

Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PS Vita will be coming to the West sometime in 2015. The rhythm game takes place one year after the original Persona 4 and is being developed by Dingo, the same developer who makes the Hatsune Miku games. And the final game, Persona 5, here sometime in 2015 to PS3 only. 

This is excellent news. After the confusion with Index Corporation and the fact that the last numbered entry was released eight years ago, there was plenty of doubt as to what would happen to the developer and this amazing series. (As of this entry, I am currently on my Platinum run with Persona 4: the Golden. Just a fun fact.)

Number FOUR!!!!

Konami announced today in a press release that the company would be lowering the price of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on the newest generation of consoles. The retail version of the game has been lowered to $29.99, matching the digital price and the retail price for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. This is in reaction to the internet uproar that came from reports of the short length of the game. The company said it wanted to give as many consumers as possible "an opportunity to experience Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine and the first installment in the two-part METAL GEAR SOLID V experience."

Thanks IGN


Twitch streaming will be coming to Xbox One in March. Speaking to the Associated Press, Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said that the service on Microsofts console will also include the ability to archieve streams and the ability to join other broadcaster's games, both of which are not available at this time on PS4. This great news and further proof that Microsoft is waging so much on Titanfall, which releases alongside the Twitch app on March 11th. The ability to archive streams is a very large thorn in Sony's side at the moment, so Microsoft getting it right first might speed up Sony's development of the ability. 

Thanks ABC!

Well there were so many great stories today, but I can't write about them all, so here are some other tidbits:

What a great news day. As always leave some comments below about what you've read here today. Share with your friends and family and please, keep the conversation going. 

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