Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Clone Yourself or Run Around Seattle With Neon for January's PS Plus Games

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Today the PlayStation Plus games for the month of January, and they include the titular follow up to inFAMOUS Second Son.  

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Seattle is Still a Great Destination for This Super Powered Franchise - The inFamous: First Light Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Short, but straight to the point, First Light is the standard all downloadable story content should be held to. With a few hours of story and tons of challenges and arenas to take on, the package is well worth the $15 to dive back into inFamous and the neon powers that come with it.

inFamous: Second Son made a lot of promises for PS4 owners and early adopters. The multitude of powers and a real world location brought along some great change and, despite a few stumbling points with pacing and storytelling, introduced us to Fetch, a charismatic and emotional neon powerhouse that Delsin helps, in one way or another. Where as our time with Fetch was fleeting in Second Son, the woman's story and powers are front and center in First Light, and what a package they make.


Resident Evil 0 May Be Remade Next for Newest Consoles

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Resident Evil HD is less than a month away, but it looks like it won't be the only HD remake of an old Resident Evil to hit PS4 and Xbox One. Rumor has it that Resident Evil 0 will be making it's way to the newest consoles by Sony and Microsoft.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

PS3 Made Into Supercomputer to Study Black Holes

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Consumers may have moved onto the newest PlayStation, but PS3 still has some life in it. So much life, in fact, that Dr. Gaurav Khanna has configured 200 of the older consoles to create a supercomputer to study black holes.

Monday, December 22, 2014

January's Games with Gold Brings a Few Games to Start Off Your Year

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The Xbox Games with Gold free games for January have been announced, and it looks like players will be getting a wide array of games. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Telltale Games Announces Minecraft: Story Mode and Miyamoto Talks About What's Next - Gamer's Source

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Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, and though there isn't a whole lot of news, there is some interesting gaming news! Telltale has announced it's newest game franchise and Miyamoto-san talks about Nintendo's next steps. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Assassin's Creed Creator Teases New Game

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The original creator of Assassin's Creed Patrice Desilets has teased the newest game he is working on at his newly opened studio Panache Digital Games.

Nintendo is Starting to Look into Creating it's Next Console

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It looks like Nintendo is starting to make it's next move passed the Wii U as renowned game designer and executive at Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the company is starting research and development on it's  next home console.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Monster Hunter With a Grappling Hook, And It's Fantastic - The Freedom Wars Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: With a faster battle system and a unique thorn-grappling hook system, the game play in Freedom Wars is rock solid. It will take a few hours for the game to click and the story can be disjointed, but taking down abductors, whether with friends or alone, feels so damn good. A must buy for Vita owners everywhere.

Years ago I picked up my first Monster Hunter game on PSP. I had heard so many great things about the game, and who doesn't like fighting dinosaur like monsters? After my first hour with the game I was done. From the slow paced combat system to the non-existent story, the game was just not for me. I tried over and over again with different 'hunting' games, including the recent Soul Sacrifice, and repeatedly failed to get into the games. 


So when Freedom Wars was announced, I was less than thrilled. Sure, the style of the game looked cool, but did I really want to put money into another game that I would play for two hours and put down? After rolling the dice and taking the gamble, I'm glad to report that it was well worth it. Not only is Freedom Wars a fantastic take on the 'hunting' style game that I hope is repeated, it is also one of the best online experiences this holiday and probably the best online experience for PS Vita period.

Telltale Announces Minecraft: Story Mode for 2015

Nope. You did not read that wrong. Telltale is doing a Minecraft game.
Telltale Games is rolling out game franchise after game franchise, and it looks like the next one has been announced. Coming in 2015, Minecraft: Story Mode will be the next episodic game from the fabled developers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Smithsonian To Show Excavated E.T. Cartridge

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Months ago a team of excavators wondered out into an Arizona landfill in the hopes of finding the fabled Atari stockpile of thrown away games. After having been found, those cartridges are being sold across the internet and landing in the hands of many collectors, and it looks like the Smithsonian is the next to snag one.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Xbox One Gets a Price Drop in China Before PS4 Launches

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On the heels of Sony's announcement last week detailing launch plans for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in China, Microsoft's Xbox One is receiving a price drop. 

Is Wii U Getting a New Gamepad Controller?

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A Mario Kart 8 commercial has appeared on Nintendo's official YouTube channel, and it looks like it shows a newer, slimmer Gamepad Controller.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Microsoft is Publishing Next Tomb Raider and The PlayStation Experience Recap - The Gamers Source


Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday, and despite a slow news week (outside of last weekend), it's time for some gaming news! Sony releases a bevy of announcements through the PlayStation Experience and Microsoft announces that it will publish the next Tomb Raider. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Nintendo Amiibos Sell Very Well Within First Weeks

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Nintendo has announced the first sales numbers for the first shipment of Amiibos, and it's not surprising. 

Final Fantasy Type-0 Collector's Edition has Final Fantasy XV Demo

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UPDATE: Some clarification on the release of the Final Fantasy XV demo has been given.

UPDATED: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita Launch in China on January 11th

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UPDATE: Originally slated to launch in a few days on January 11th, Famitsu is now reporting that the two consoles will be delayed in China, with a release date of TBA.

Xbox One Highest Selling Console in US/UK for November

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The sales streak for PS4 is no more. After almost an entire year of being the highest selling console in the US and the UK, PS4 has now been ousted by the Xbox One, which was the highest selling console in November for both countries. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Microsoft is Publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Will we ever see Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4?
Microsoft has confirmed that the company will indeed be publishing Square Enix's Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

PlayStation Experience Announcement Recap

Games, games and more games!
When Sony announced their PlayStation Experience event earlier this year, it was pretty much implied that there would be a lot of game announcements. However, I don't think any one was ready for the slew of great news that PlayStation gamers would receive. Let's just say, if you were disappointed with this holiday's lineup, you won't have to wait much longer for games, because they are coming, and there are a lot of them.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Sony Settles with FTC Over Vita Advertising and Next Year's Assassin's Creed Has Been Leaked - Gamers Source

Hello and welcome to The Gamers Source, your destination for gaming information. It's Friday and after a long holiday, it's time for some gaming news! Sony settles with the FTC over exaggerating the abilities of the PS Vita in launch advertisements and Next Year's Assassin's Creed has been leaked ahead of schedule. SO, without further ado, the news: 

Street Fighter V Leak Shows PS4 and PC Exclusivity

The game looked so good on last gen, so just imagine PS4 quality graphics!
It looks like the next iteration of the popular fighting franchise will be exclusive to PS4 and PC, if a leaked trailer is to be believe.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Episode One of Game of Thrones is a Good Start For Fans - The Take Your Time Review

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Quick Note: Episode One has certainly set the stage for what is to come. The tone and depth of the series is here, but if you haven't seen any of the show or read the books, you will probably be lost. But if you like Telltale Games or Game of Thrones, this is worth checking out.

For quite some time fans of the Game of Thrones series have been looking for a game worthy of it's namesake. Though previous attempts have failed, it looks like Telltale Games may have the secret sauce to make the ambitious, interwoven story work in the video game realm, though newcomers may get lost in the attempt to make a story that is relevant to the TV series.


Microsoft Late Paying Indies; Releases Public Apology

Late on payments once again..
Microsoft has once again delayed payments to independent developers, and now that the cat is out of the bag, the company is publicly apologizing for the delay.

Super Smash Bros. Creator Unlikely to Make Next Game in Franchise

How can you top 8 person Smash?
Though there hasn't been an entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise confirmed, it is more than likely happening seeing how successful the franchise has been on both 3DS and Wii U. However, despite this success, it looks like series creator will not be back for the next game.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Next Year's Assassin's Creed Has A New Time Period

What Assassin doesn't like new toys?
Leaked much earlier today, Ubisoft has confirmed details on next years Assassin's Creed, and it looks like we are jumping time periods once more.

Monday, December 1, 2014

PS4 Will Be Cheaper Than Xbox One in China

Will the price help PS4 overtake Xbox One in China?
It looks like the PlayStation 4 will be cheaper than Xbox One when it launches in China, despite the price drop of Xbox One globally. 

Nintendo 3DS XL Being Phased Out in Japan

Goodbye original 3DS XL. You've been good to us.
It looks like with the advent of the New Nintendo 3DS, the company will be discontinuing production of the original Nintendo 3DS XL in Japan.

Sony No Longer Sponsoring FIFA

Will the loss of two more major sponsors affect FIFA negatively?
Sony will not renew its sponsorship with FIFA, attributing the move to rising costs, though it is one of many companies which have been worried about the negative publicity surrounding the sports organization.