Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Zelda Classic is Getting a Fan Remake and Xbox One is Having More Trouble in Asia

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. F.E.A.R. Online gets a release date now that the beta is over and some passionate fans our there are re-creating The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but with an old school twist. SO, without further ado, the news: 

A Movie About Tetris is Real, and Apparently a Sci Fi Film

Blocks are falling everywhere.
The Tetris Company announced today that there will, in fact, be a blockbuster film around the game franchise.

F.E.A.R. Online Gets a PC Release Date

Fight the occult, with friends!
The demented franchise about special ops teams taking on the supernatural is making it's way to Steam later this coming month.

Fans Are Remaking Ocarina of Time...in 2D!

Can you imagine?!
The beloved Zelda classic Ocarina of Time is being transformed from it's blocky, 3D graphical styling to the gorgeous pixel art of A Link to the Past. 

Xbox One Not Doing Well in Another Asian Country

Image courtesy of Korean Times
Japan isn't the only Asian territory that Xbox One is struggling in. According to a new report, South Korea is not taking to the American console either. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Destiny Leaked Content Confirmed By Bungie and Minecraft for PS Vita Is Almost Ready

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. Bungie confirms the content found in Destiny bug is real and Crafting on your PS Vita is about to happen as the Vita version of Minecraft enters it's last testing phase. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Bungie Confirms Weekend Leaks Are Really Future Content Placeholders

More to come soon for those Guardians out there
Over the weekend an odd bug appeared on a few Destiny games. The bug, which kept the player from accessing any mission, revealed every mission to the players, including missions and regions that are not yet in the game. Today, Bungie's community manager responds to the internet. 

Brand New ScreamRide Trailer Released


ScreamRide, the exclusive theme park maker that surprised gamers at Gamescom, has released a new trailer today with more details about the game. Check out the trailer above (first posted on Xbox Wire) and keep it locked to The Jester's Court for more information on ScreamRide, Xbox One and gaming today.

Minecraft for PS Vita is Almost Ready For Release

Crafting on the go with no limitation will be here sooner than originally thought
One last round of testing and the portable version of Minecraft will be ready for launch, according to a tweet from 4J Studios this weekend.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Insomniac Games Open To Another Spyro Game and Twitch Now a Part of Amazon

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming conversation. Insomniac Games president and CEO Ted Price talks about possibly working on another Spyro game and Twitch is now officially part of Amazon. Now, without further ado, the news: 

Playstation Home has an End Date in 2015 World Wide

The end is nigh!
Playstation's social network Playstation Home will be closing down in the spring of 2015. The social network, which launched in December 2008, will start winding down this November.

Insomniac Would Not Say No To Another Spyro Game

The Spyro of yesteryear may return again.
Insomniac Games president and CEO Ted Price says that another Insomniac created Spyro game is not out of the realm of possibilities.

Amazon Officially Owns Twitch

What's in store for Twitch under Amazon?
As of today, Amazon has officially completed its acquisition of Twitch, according to a new SEC filing stating "On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, Inc. completed its acquisition of Twitch Interactive, Inc.". 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Xbox Dead on Arrival in Japan and October's Games with Gold Games Announced - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. The Xbox One is having no traction in Japan, but October's Games with Gold have been announced, so there's that. Now, without further ado, the news: 

Ubisoft Open To More Smaller Projects After Child of Light's Success

The little JRPG that could.
Ubisoft is keeping it's smaller teams together in order to create more creator lead projects. This movement, which started with Child of Light and Valiant Hearts, has been so successful that the Child of Light team is already getting started on its next project.

Darksiders II Joins Games with Gold in October

Death is at your fingertips.
The Xbox Games with Gold free games for October have been announced. The games include two classics for Xbox 360 and a brand new game for Xbox One.

Xbox One Sales in Japan Are Terrible

Japan is still a hard market for Microsoft.
It's no secret that Xbox One had a terrible launch in Japan, but those sales numbers are nothing compared to the following weeks. 

Bayonetta 2 Sales Much Lower Than Original

Frantic, action packed witch attacks at their best.
Bayonetta 2 has released in Japan, and the first week sales are not looking good. According to 4gamer, the Wii U exclusive has sold 81 percent less than the original game in its first week.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The New 3DS Will Launch Outside Japan in 2014 - Gamer's Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming conversation. The New 3DS gets a release date for 2014 in a region outside Japan and we may see an HD version of Kingdom Hearts 3D. So, without further ado, the news: 

Short and Sweet, Murasaki Baby Hits All The Right Notes Until It Ends - The Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Murasaki Baby is a great puzzle game that uses everything but the Vita Buttons and Joysticks, and does it well. That said, it's really short and ends abruptly. If you enjoy shorter, abstract games or unique puzzle games, pick this one up. Otherwise, you're better off else where.

The PS Vita is such a unique blend of hardcore gaming and phone interfaces. Most gamers despise the touch screen, but that mostly comes from developers not utilizing it properly. Though not perfect, the simple touch control scheme of Murasaki Baby helps bring you closer to Baby without getting frustrated, and the game is all the better for it.


Kingdom Hearts 3D May Get an HD Remake

Please come to Vita!
Though very little Kingdom Hearts news was discussed at Tokyo Game Show this year outside of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD, there are small bits of information regarding the Kingdom Hearts franchise that have been picked up, including some interesting news about Kingdom Hearts 3D.

New Nintendo 3DS Gets Release Dates Outside Japan

Not the territory you expect...
Per an Australian focused Nintendo Direct, a release date has been given for the New Nintendo 3DS outside of Japan

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Final Fantasy on Vita is a Possibility - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamer's Source, your destination for gaming information. A brand new Final Fantasy game could come to PS Vita and Xbox One's price drops below PS4 in the UK. So, without further ado, the news: 
  • Final Fantasy Could Come To PS Vita With Fans Help  - Sony's little handheld that could may get an iteration of the famous JRPG. Speaking with IGN, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata said there is still hope, but only if the company sees that fans want it. Read more...
  • Xbox One Now Cheaper Than PS4 in UK - Today Microsoft has announced another official price drop for the Xbox One in the UK.
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  • Sony's Project Morpheus is Well On It's Way to Completion - Sony's Project Morpheus headset is nearing completion, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Speaking with the publication at last weeks Tokyo Game Show, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the headset is 85 percent completed. 
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  • UPDATE: Xbox One Chinese Launch has Been Delayed - UPDATE: The Xbox One has been given an official release date of September 29th of this year. You can read the original story here.
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Final Fantasy Could Come To PS Vita With Fans Help

Who wants more Final Fantasy on the go?
Sony's little handheld that could may get an iteration of the famous JRPG. Speaking with IGN, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata said there is still hope, but only if the company sees that fans want it.

Xbox One Now Cheaper Than PS4 in UK

Cheaper without Kinect
Today Microsoft has announced another official price drop for the Xbox One in the UK.

Sony's Project Morpheus is Well On It's Way to Completion

Dive into a virtual world
Sony's Project Morpheus headset is nearing completion, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Speaking with the publication at last weeks Tokyo Game Show, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that the headset is 85 percent completed.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

Is PlayStation Now the Future?

The future...?
The end of July marked the launch of Sony's new digital rental service into a public beta on PlayStation 4. Through PlayStation Now, gamers will be able to stream a library of PlayStation 3 games to play on their PS4, eliminating the need for backwards compatibility or keeping your PS3 hooked up. The streaming service is being created from Sony's acquisition of Gaikai two years ago, and though there are still many questions to be answered about how the service will work, the public beta gives us an idea of what to expect. After a week of gaming on PlayStation Now, I can report that the service has promise, but there are still kinks to be worked out.

PlayStation TV Gets a Release Date

Sony dives into microconsoles.
Sony's microconsole PlayStation TV will launch on October 14th in the US. Costing $99.99 for the console, the PlayStation TV will have over 700 different games available at launch.

PS Vita's Persona Dancing Game Taken Back By Atlus

Let the Beat Drop
Atlus' Persona team is taking over primary development of Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Coming after news that the game would be delayed in Japan until 2015, the news was broken by Kazushisa Wada, who is the director for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and who will now be directing Dancing All Night. 

PSA: Free Online Multiplayer for Non-PS Plus Memebers this Weekend

Play Together Free This Weekend
Sony is opening up it's online services for non-PS Plus members this weekend. Starting this Friday, September 26th at a minute past midnight and going through Sunday, the 28th at a 11:59 Pacific, online multiplayer will be available for all PS4 owners. 

UPDATE: Xbox One Chinese Launch has Been Delayed

Coming Soon...
UPDATE: The Xbox One has been given an official release date of September 29th of this year. You can read the original story below:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Big Boss Gets Help From The Animal Kingdom

Looks like they're recruiting a little young on Mother Base
Quiet isn't the only individual who will be helping Big Boss on his missions. Shown through some new footage at TGS this past week, Snake can also be followed into combat by his trusty companion Diamond Dog. 

Oculus Shows Off Newest Prototype


The Next Step for Oculus
The new prototype for Oculus has been announced at the Oculus Connect conference in Los Angeles. Named the Oculus Cresent Bay, this newest iteration looks to utilize new tech to help sell Oculus as the way to go for VR.

Friday, September 19, 2014

EA Joins The White House Against Sexual Assault


Renowned developer/publisher EA is joining the corporate sponsors supporting the "It's On Us" initiative. Launched earlier this week by President Obama, the public campaign looks to increase awareness about and clamp down on sexual assault on academic campuses.

The Rock Band Network Finally Closes Down

Set that sick track.
Harmonix has finally shuttered the Rock Band Network. Designed to increase the amount of songs on Rock Band without Harmonix loading them up, the Rock Band Network allowed bands to add their own songs to Rock Band via paid DLC.

Shinra is Real, and Not What You Expect

First step, game streaming. Next step, world domination.
Square Enix has officially announced the creation of Shinra Technologies, a new cloud gaming company. Led by former Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada, the service looks to provide games that will be available to stream on an array of devices, similar to OnLive.

PS4 Sales Spike in UK Thanks to Destiny

Sweet, sweet Destiny
PS4 has seen it's biggest spike yet in the UK this month. According to a report by MCV, sales have risen 300 percent week on week since the launch of Destiny.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Detail for The Tomorrow Children Emerge

As clones we fight!
Details about the Playstation exclusive The Tomorrow Children have been revelead. Speaking at TGS (and through a post on PS Blog) Dylan Cuthbert explains how the online game will work.

The New 'Buddy System' Changes The Way Stealth Works in Metal Gear Solid V

Take the shot
Kojima Productions has shown off a new system that looks to change Metal Gear Solid's stealth action gameplay. Aptly named the Buddy System, Snake can now take in a unique ally for support during certain missions. Though only the sniper Quiet has been shown off, creator Hideo Kojima has hinted at the possibility of other supporters.

Xbox Exclusive D4 Releases Tomorrow Worldwide

Careful not to punch your TV
The Xbox One exclusive D4 (Dreams Don't Die) will release tomorrow, September 19th, worldwide. Confirmed by Eurogamer, the game will set you back $14.99 and is a digital title only for the time being, a retail release is planned for sometime in the near future. D4 takes the episodic approach and will include the Prologue, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, with more episodes coming later down the line.

Final Fantasy Agito is Finally Coming to PS Vita in Japan

This is going to look gorgeous on that OLED screen
Final Fantasy Agito will be ported to PS Vita on January 15th, 2015. The mobile spin off of Final Fantasy Type-0 (originally titled Final Fantasy Agito) will make it's debut on Sony's handheld and is so far only confirmed for Japan. There is some optimism, as the mobile version of the game is slated to come to the West, so the possibility of seeing a localized version on PS Vita is not out of the question.

PS3 Owner Finally Get in on PlayStation Now Beta

The Future Finally Arrives on PS3
Starting today, PS3 owners will now have access to the public beta for PlayStation Now. God of War Ascension, inFamous and Street Fighter IV are slated to join the library of more than 150 PS3 games soon. 

Tetsuya Nomura to Focus on Kingdom Hearts 3

New Hardware = More Enemies.
 Renowned developer and producer Tetsuya Nomura is stepping down from the leadership role on Final Fantasy XV to focus on Kingdom Hearts 3. Announced today by Square Enix, Nomura-san will be replaced by

New Silent Hills Concept Trailer Released

Just Look at that Next Gen Mist
Hideo Kojima took to the stage at TGS today to show off more on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Silent Hills. A new trailer for Silent Hills was shown, utilizing the same environments from the PT demo but incorporating more details, like possessed children's toys and critters crawling out of the wallpaper, to give players a better idea of what the game will be like.

Bloodborne has an Official US Release


Sony officially announced Bloodborne's US release date alongside a Collector's Edition to the game. Despite rumors that the game would release later in Q1 of 2015, Bloodborne will release on

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Final Fantasy Releases and Demos Reported


According to a report from Game Informer this morning (that has since been taken down), Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be launching in the US on March 17th, 2015. Included with the game will be a download code for a demo of Final Fantasy XV. 

Destiny is Still Bringing in Massive Sales


Destiny has officially become the best selling brand new video game franchise of all time. According to publisher Activision, Destiny has brought in over $325 million in the first five days.

Sony Financial Woes Increase As Mobile Department Fails to Sell


Sony has shifted its financial outlook further into the red due to extraneous costs in its mobile phone department. Originally only looking at $50 billion lose at the end of the fiscal year (March 31st, 2015), the company is now looking at a lose closer to $230 billion. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Short and Sweet, The Last of Us: Left Behind is Exactly What It ShouldBe

The Last of Us is an incredible game. From the addictive game play that had me scouring every corner of the map to the emotional highs and lows of the story, this game has easily made it's way into my top 5 games of all time. I have such a personal bias to this game that I consciously chose not to write a review on it, as I couldn't be impartial. Now the DLC (Download Chapter, as Neil Druckmann prefers to say) is out, and I'm falling in love all over again. As this is not a true game and I am still incredibly biased towards this game, I will not write a proper review, but I will give you some of my impressions on the download chapter.


Friends to the End

Pokemon Meets Studio Ghibli, And It's Awesome.

Quick Note: Though not without it's faults, Ni No Kuni is one of the better JRPGs this console generation. With a unique story, gorgeous graphics and animated cutscenes, and hours of content, this game is what JRPG fans have been waiting for. 

Gotta' Catch 'Em... Oh Wait.
Monster collection games have this way of sucking you in for the long haul. Between leveling up your favorites and seeing which creature comes around the next corner, it's hard to not love the formula. Between Persona 4: Golden and pretty much every Pokemon game, I have loved the time sink that these types of games are. Though not as refined as it could be, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch comes just shy of greatness as the monster collecting game I have always wanted.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mojang is Officially Bought By Microsoft - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. Mojang officially announces it's acquisition by Microsoft and another Sony exec confirms that PS Vita is doing just fine. So, without further ado, the news:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Metal Gear News and More Super Smash Bros Characters Revealed - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming conversation. Renowned developer Hideo Kojima has released some more teases in the Metal Gear universe and More Super Smash Bros characters have been revealed. So, without further ado, the news:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Xbox One Rocky in Japan, But Xbox May Buy Mojang - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. The Xbox One launch in Japan is off to a slow start, but Microsoft is reported to be buying Mojang, so there's that. So, without further ado, the news:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Square Enix Wants You to Stream Final Fantasy - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. More details emerge for WB Play and Square Enix is creating a streaming service of it's own to stream to mobile phones. So, without further ado, the news: 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Is WB Following EA's Footsteps with WB Play? - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. A mysterious trademark could be hinting at a WB Games streaming service. So, without further ado, the news:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Microsoft is Giving Away Free Games with New Xbox One Purchases - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming conversation. Microsoft seems to be boosting it's console sales by giving away a free retail game with every purchase of Xbox One, including Destiny! So, without further ado, the news:

Samsung Teams Up with Oculus for Mobile VR Headset - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. Samsung announces an Oculus Headset add-on for it's newest phone and . So, without further ado, the news:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Game Developers Aim to Stop Internet Vitriol - Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to the Gamers Source, your destination for gaming conversation. Sony announces a bevy of titles for PS4 and PS Vita over the weekend and thousands of developers come together to stop hatred online. So, without further ado, the news: