Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Take on Your Friends With Snowboarding or Worms Battles with December's Games With Gold Games

The Xbox Games with Gold free games for December have been announced, and include some smaller titles to enjoy before Christams.

Pokemon Remakes Sell 3 Million in 3 Days

Even with the remakes the games are breaking sales records.
The Pokemon Company has confirmed that between Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, the newest remakes have sold over 3 million copies world wide over the launch weekend. 

PS4 Gets Its First AAA Title For PS Plus In December

Which side are you on?
Today the PlayStation Plus games for the month of December, including PS4's first AAA free game. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FTC Tells Sony to Issue Compensation for Failed Vita Promises

Do you feel like Sony did not live up to the PS Vita advertising?
The Federal Trade Commission has settled with Sony Computer Entertainment America over charges that the company intentionally misled the public with the advertising surrounding the launch of the company's handheld PlayStation Vita in 2011 into 2012.

A New Game Concept Will Actually Take Your Blood

You'll really pay for your lack of skills...
In video games, most people take for granted getting hit by the enemy, but a new Kickstarter is looking to change that by taking blood from the player every time he or she is hit.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Great But Brief Pixelated Horror With A Changing Story Makes Home Great - The Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Home is short and sweet, with a good twist on horror stories. The way the story builds (or doesn't build) based on your decisions is very unique, and it's short length merits multiple playthroughs either on your console or handheld, just make sure it's with headphones and in the dark.

The horror genre has grown quite a bit since it has permeated visual mediums. There are now multiple sub-categories, from gore fest horror stories filled with buckets of blood and enough dismemberment to turn you stomach, to survivor horror, where the biggest fear is not having the supplies to survive. Some where outside of these bigger categories lies the subtle horror, where the biggest fear is what you can't see, and that is where Home lies. Filled with mystery and a distinct lack of visuals and sound, Home leaves the scary parts up to what you can imagine, which makes it a fantastic game to play for all fans of horror.



Friday, November 21, 2014

PSN Supposedly Hacked and Samsung Prices Gear VR - Gamers Source

Are you interested in strapping your phone into this to play games?
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it is time to catch up on some gaming news. Sony may have been attacked by cyber activists 'DERP' and Samsung prices their VR headset that is being created with Oculus. SO, without further ado, the news: 

PSN Hacked Again?

Is history repeating itself?
Sony's PSN may have been hacked again. Fabled hacker group 'DERP', the same group that attacked Steam, Origin and Battle.net earlier this year are at it again, supposedly hacking the PlayStation Network, Windows Live and 2K Game Studios accounts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Telltale Releases Official Teaser Trailer for Iron From Ice

Hopefully people aren't as harsh with Dinklage's acting as they were with his last video game outing...
The first official footage from Telltale Games Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice has been released. Check out the trailer below: 


The trailer shows off some in game footage as well as showcases a few of the show's biggest players, including Tyrion and Cercei Lannister, who's narration of the trailer sent shivers down my spine.  
Once again, this is a teaser, so no information on a release date has been revealed, but stay tuned to The Jesters Court for more details on Iron from Ice and gaming news today.

Apple Has Changed the Verbage of Free Games with In App Purchases

Because 'Get' is far more misleading than 'Free'
Apple is changing the language on it's Mac and iTunes stores today so that games with in app purchases are no longer titled 'Free'. Rather, the button next to these apps will now say 'Get'.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Samsung Prices the Galaxy Gear VR Headset

Soon you'll be able to turn your phone into a portable VR headset
Samsung has revealed the pricing for it's newest piece of wearable technology, the Gear VR headset, which is a VR headset created in partner with Oculus VR to turn your Samsung Galaxy Note into virtual reality display. 

Driveclub is Still Not 100 Percent

Sure the game is broken. But here's some free DLC for it!
Driveclub has been notorious for it's terrible launch and issues that have ensued after. Though the game is still no 100 percent, Evolution has announced plans to compensate players who purchased the game already.

Halo Championship Series Preseason Delayed

Hopefully matchmaking will be fixed this week....
With all of the matchmaking issues the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is having, 343 Industries has decided to post pone the start of the Halo Championship Series. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sony Announces New Cloud TV Service and Major Games Have Terrible Releases

First, games. Next the living room. And eventually, the world...
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it is time to catch up on some gaming news. Sony announces a new Cloud-based TV app to watch live TV and Assassin's Creed Unity and Halo: Master Chief Collection release with terrible woes. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Uncharted Movie Has a New Writer

This generation's Indiana Jones?
The Uncharted movie is getting yet another writer, but this time, it's an Oscar winner! According to The Hollywood Report, Mark Boal, the writer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty will be writing the newest iteration of the script.

Xbox One Nearing 10 Million Units Sold

Maybe this $50 price drop will stay around for a while...
Though still not 100 percent clear, Microsoft has now revealed more recent data showing that the Xbox One is nearing the 10 million unit mark.

Major Releases Still Updating Fixes

Arno, you look so pretty...
Though they made their launch date, Assassin's Creed Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection still struggle with patches and fixes to make the games work properly.

Sony Announces New Cloud Based TV Service, Vue

Is Sony trying to steal live TV from Xbox?
Today Sony has unveiled it's newest addition to the PlayStation ecosystem. Titled PlayStation Vue, the new cloud-based TV service will debut on PS4 and PS3 before coming to other non-PlayStation devices, such as iPad.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nintendo Releases More Amiibo Information

At least Toon Link doesn't have the pee-yellow stick holding him up...
Nintendo announced today more information about Amiibos, including the second set and whether or not the toys are region-locked.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Geoff Keighley Is Creating The Game Awards

Branching out to start his own game awards show, Geoff Keighley.
A new video game award show is popping up, and Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft seem to be endorsing it. Game industry personality Geoff Keighley announced today plans to produce The Game Awards

Nintendo Working With Loot Crate for Amiibos

Why go to the store when your Amiibos can come to you?
Nintendo has announced this morning that it has teamed up with Loot Crate to deliver Amiibo figures by mail.

Friday, November 7, 2014

PS Plus for December and January Announced and 343 is Creating a Halo Championship Series - Gamers Source

Beat up Batman in December
Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, which means it is time to catch up on some gaming news. Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct this week detailing some upcoming games for 3DS and Wii U and 343 Industries teams up with ESL to create the Halo Championship Series. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Mining and Metroidvania Collide with Good Results in SteamWorld Dig - The Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Though a little repetitive and lacking a compelling story, Steamworld Dig satisfies that grind. The upgrades and new mechanics help keep the game going and makes traveling to older areas more enjoyable. Great for gamers who enjoy grinding, 2D platforming or smaller games on the go.

Most games shoehorn themselves into nice, neat categories. As more and more games are created by smaller, independent teams, these categories start to blur between one another, often times creating new and interesting experiences we've never had before. SteamWorld Dig feels like it is close to that potential, but falls just short of greatness with pacing issues.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nintendo Direct Announces Majora's Mask Remake and More

Easily the slickest looking 3DS out there.
Yesterday Nintendo held another Nintendo Direct, this time focusing on what is to come for 3DS and Wii U.

20 Percent of Players Downloaded Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

The digital future is on the horizon.
Despite how hard it is to get hard numbers on downloads for major game releases on any of the consoles, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that 20 percent of purchases for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS were digital.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

343 Teams Up with ESL to Create the Halo Championship Series

Be the top Spartan this coming holiday season.
Teaming up with the official eSports league, 343 Industries has created the 'Halo Championship Series' to stream on Twitch.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sony Announces PS4 PS Plus Games for December and January

Take on your friends as your favorite DC hero or villain.
In an unprecedented move, Sony has gone ahead and given players a peak into what December and January hold for PlayStation Plus members.

Binding of Isaac Leads the Charge for November's PlayStation Plus Games

So disturbing, but oh so good.
Today the PlayStation Plus games for the month of November have been announced, and it is full of little surprises.

Luigi's Mansion is Heading to Arcades in Japan

Now played with light gun action!
Apparently Mario Kart will not be the only Nintendo franchise to make it's way to modern day arcades. Luigi's Mansion is getting an arcade version, and was tested over the weekend at specific locations in Japan.

PlayStation Plus Almost at 8 Million Users

Sony's amazing service is gaining users.
Last week, during an earnings call, Sony announced that PlayStation Plus has bit 7.9 million annual paid subscribers, according to GamesIndustry.biz.