Gameplay demo of Resident Evil Revelations 2

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Looking good to me. Can’t wait to play as Claire again. Fingers crossed they get Alyson Court back to voice Claire in the Western version.

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Happy 125th Birthday Nintendo

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 Taken from Kotaku.co.uk. Happy Birthday Nintendo, what would we do without you?

Nintendo Turns 125 Today

By Jason Schreier on 22 Sep 2014 at 7:12PM

Nintendo, best known as the creator of the dog from Duck Hunt, turns 125 today, and if that doesn’t seem like a lot, consider this: when Nintendo first started, Britain still had an empire and Victoria was its Queen.

Yep, today we know Nintendo for iconic video games like Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting and Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball, but for most of the company’s life it was developing and producing cards, toys, and all sorts of other random ventures. Nintendo didn’t actually get into electronic gaming until the 1970s.

Nintendo was born on September 23rd, 1889, and right now in Japan it is September 23rd, 2014. Happy birthday, Nintendo! Keep up the good work

Batman: Arkham Knight gets a release date!

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And it is June 2015 people!

Taken from Kotaku.co.uk:

Batman: Arkham Knight is the Bats game back in the hands of Rocksteady. Not that last year’s Arkham Origins was bad, but Rocksteady is ruddy great, so I want Bats back with it.

So, with that in mind, it’s nice to hear a confirmed release date for Batman: Arkham Origins – June 2, 2015 we’ll see the game out worldwide. Wahey!

There’s also the consumer-rific news that there will be a Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition coming to PS4 and Xbox One, as well as a Batmobile Edition for the same machines.

The Limited Edition’s also coming to PC in Europe, which is a natty little bonus if you’re into that kind of thing.

batman-arkham-knight-batmobile-edition-620x349The Limited Edition features:

  • Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition SteelBook case and game disc
  • Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
  • Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight
  • Price: Console – £89.99 / PC – £74.99

While the Batmobile Edition has:

  • Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition SteelBook case and game disc
  • Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
  • Transforming Batmobile  Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce
  • Price: £169.99

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 stars a certain Ms Redfield!

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Finally gamers, one of the most bad ass women in survival horror will be back on our gaming screens! Claire Redfield will take the main character slot of Revelations 2 whilst being supported by none other than Barry, sorry I mean Moira Burton.  She is the previously unnamed daughter of STARS mainstay Barry “Jill Sandwich” Burton and will no doubt only add to the series mythology. Also, two main female characters? Yes please Capcom 🙂

Taken from Kotaku.co.uk:

Nattering with producer Michiteru Okabe, the piece reveals a number of enticing nuggets – not least of which is that Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s lead character is once again Claire Redfield.

But who’s she joined by? Well, I have to compose myself here because the excitement’s getting to me: Moira… Burton. That’s the daughter of Barry Burton, greatest game character of all time.

Moira takes more of a support role with most of the heavy lifting being done by ‘seasoned veteran’ Redfield, though you can play through the game in co-op.

Taking place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, Revelations 2 is supposedly more of a survival horror style of game than we’ve seen in recent Resi titles.

With the plan to make it a familiar-but-new experience, as explained by Okabe, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 also features a new, not-quite-zombie enemy type.

The Afflicted, as they’re being called, will require more strategic thinking from the player – or at least just a bit of planning – as they are quick and tough. Face up to them, stealth around their backs, leg it – the choice is yours.

Sounds more interesting than a shambling corpse-man, at least.

And finally, because I know some of you folks love this stuff, the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will run at 1080p, 60fps. Wahey!

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 arrives early 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC!

Nintendo announce “new” 3DS with C Stick!

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Looks like they are updating it like what they did with the N64 RAM pack and the Gameboy Colour. Loving the metallic blue one! Taken from Kotaku.com:

It’s called the “new” 3DS and the “new” 3DS LL. It’s faster with “new” 3DS viewing. It also has “Amiibo” function and a new analog pad call the “C-stick.” Wow! This sounds great.

The New Nintendo 3DS is priced at 16,000 yen ($154) and the New Nintendo 3DS LL is priced at 18,800 yen ($181). Both will be out October 10 in Japan.

Here’s some pics of the new one or you can check out what’s different between the old and new 3DS here.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New Nintendo 3DS comes in White and Black, while the New 3DS XL comes in Metallic Blue and Metallic Black. Note that in Japan, the 3DS XL is called the “3DS LL.”

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New 3DS also has colorful face buttons.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

Look familiar?


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That’s no accident. Nintendo designed the buttons with the Super Famicom controller in mind. And here are the New 3DS XL buttons, which should also look familiar:

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

While the new analog stick is called, well, the C-stick, Nintendo exec Satoru Iwata says it is closer to a button. It was designed with the GameCube’s C-stick in mind. According to Iwata, the new C-stick is easy to use.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The new C-stick will be used in Dragon Quest X: OnlineFinal Fantasy Explorers, and Monster Hunter 4G to control the in-game camera function, and in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to unleash Smash Attacks.

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The game card slot, however, has been moved to the front left side.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

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This, of course, is the back of the New 3DS.

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The touch pens.

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The New Nintendo 3DS has a new function, which is a cool and welcome change—the screen can automatically adjust brightness depending on the lighting.

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Using this function isn’t only easy, but it means better battery life.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New Nintendo 3DS also has an improved 3D function. With the original 3DS, if you viewed the 3D effect from the side and didn’t stay in the “sweet spot,” the 3DS became all blurred.

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However, the New 3DS has improved 3D, enabling players to continue to see the 3D effect even if viewed from an angle. Nintendo figured out how to stabilize the 3D. How? Well…

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New 3DS uses the portable’s camera and gyro sensors to track the player’s face.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

And the New 3DS can then make adjustments, ensuring the 3D effect isn’t blurred.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New Nintendo 3DS is also equipped with a NFC reader/writer in its bottom screen, which means players can put Amiibo toys directly on the portable to have the New 3DS read them.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

For those who need extra storage, the New 3DS will use a Micro SD card, which is located under the portable’s covering.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

The New 3DS also has a more powerful CPU, which means players can download games and content quicker.

​Nintendo Just Announced a New 3DS. It Has Another Analog Stick.

This means that better-looking games can be developed for the New 3DS, but also that there will be New 3DS-exclusive titles, such as the already-announced Xenoblade Chronicles.

The New Nintendo 3DS is priced at 16,000 yen ($154) and the New Nintendo 3DS XL is priced at 18,800 yen ($181). Both will be out October 11 in Japan.

Nintendo has always had a special knack for making gorgeous themed cases for the 3DS. For the new model 3DS announced this morning, they’re doing one better: releasing standalone face-plates that allow you to customize your personal console.

Predictably, they look pretty great. This mushroom one is probably my favorite. It’s like you’re carrying your very own power-up around in your backpack!

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

I also like that they’re getting into patterns, rather than just specific game themes:

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

That seems like a nice nod to gamers who’d rather not have the face of some famous video game character plastered across the front of their 3DS, staring out at whoever’s looking at them on the subway.

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

Although, can you really say no to a face like this?

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

Or this?

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

38 Lovely Faceplates for the New 3DS

As with the newly-announced 3DS, these don’t have a street date for the U.S. yet. So far, Nintendo has put 38 of these bad boys on its Japanese website. The prices range from 1,000 Japanese yen to 3,000, which is roughly $10-$30. Thirty bucks might sound like a lot (video games!), but I still think these would be a great thing to bring stateside for no better reason than they offer 3DS fans such as this blogger more diversity in their mobile gaming habits. I currently own a plain blue 3DS XL, for instance, and always find myself feeling incredibly envious whenever I see someone rocking one of the badass Yoshi or Legend of Zelda-themed case. Buying a new one isn’t feasibly every time I get excited by, say, the new Super Smash Bros. model, however, since they still cost $300 each.