So as the title suggests, this weeks news round-up will be focusing on everything that happened at Gamescom that you may have missed, like, did you know that MS released some screenshots of their OS menu? Or that every Xbox One in Europe comes with Fifa 14 for free? Or even that Sony announced multiple colours for their DS4 controllers? AND the box art and release date for GT6? Oh, you did? Well never mind then….Games, games, games. There was loads of Vita games announced at the Sony conference, here’s what they were:
Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Gravity Crash Ultra (Not Gravity Rush, it’s a reboot of the old exploit game)
Murasaki Baby (Remember that Ovosonico deal I reported about? Well this is their game)
Switch Galaxy Ultra
Football Manager Classic 2014
Joe Danger 1, 2
Broken Sword – The Serpents Curse
Kick & Fennick
Assault Android Cactus
And my personal favourite announcement – Borderlands 2
22 new games in 3 days. Not bad.
Vita news itself now, well first of all I’ll mirror what JD8531 posted earlier in the week – that the Vita got a price cut to $199/EUR199 and also all memory card prices were slashed by $/EUR 10 each. There was no official price drop in the UK from Sony, but retailer GAME and Zavvi have plummeted the price of the console down to £179.99 in GAME, and in Zavvi, it’s an amazing £143.99. If you are tempted to buy a second Vita for exploits and one for latest OFW, now’s the time.
This trailer is 18+ viewer discretion advised!
We’ve finally got a new ‘trailer’ for FFX|X-2 HD remaster, and it consists of battle comparisons from the PS2 version and the re-master version. It’s pretty amazing what they’ve done, the text, icons and menus have been re-done and look great as well.
The 15 yeah old Gran Turismo got it’s box art announced at the Sony’s conference, both normal edition and ’15 year anniversary’ edition:
At Sony’s Gamescom conference they told us the release date, I’ve already told you this but what I forgot to mention what countries it’ll be shipping to! Silly me!
It will be shipping to 32 countries on the respective date . Here they are:
- United States
November 29th – SCE Europe
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
November 29th – Latin America
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
So there you have it, all of the countries that will have the PS4 in their homeland on the announced dates at Gamescom, as for countries that aren’t in there, you’ll most likely be getting it in 2014, unfortunately.
Once again Xbox mess up.. on their facebook page. They’ve put up a post advertising PS3 exclusive The Last Of Us tagged ‘Xbox Booth At Gamescom – No Brainer!’
They’ve made mistakes a couple of times before, where they put Killzone Shadowfall in a compilation of pictures:
Also at SD Comic-con, they mistook a black Spiderman cosplayer for Spawn, and no, it’s not Venom either:
As I mentioned above, Sony has announced new coloured controllers for the console, blue and red. Here’s what they look like:
On to game play now, below are gameplay videos for Driveclub, Battlefield, Knack, AC4, Killzone and Gran Turismo 6.
In my local GAME store, there’s a giant poster which outlines the games on each console, and multi-platform games on each console. It’s a great idea but can you see the mistakes?
What is Z’Driveclub?
And I didn’t know GT6 is on PS4… is it?
Also, Final Fantasy XV and finally, Kingdom Hearts 3 aren’t exclusives are they?
The Dark Sorcerer is a tech demo.
The Witness is a timed exclusive.
In any case, to the unknowing gamer that will be upgrading to next-gen it’s another sale for PS4 purely because they thought KH3 and FFXV are exclusives. Because of that retailers mistakes.
Weekly Blog round-up
Wololo is 5 year old, and to celebrate, one of you gets to win a PS4! - Wololo is celebrating with a PS4! Clink on the link and read up on how to enter (Actually, don’t enter – more chance for me to win that way! )
Killzone: Mercenary Public Beta Live - The PS Vita exclusive Killzone:Mercenary now has it’s Beta for PS Plus members to use, and soon for everyone!
Ps Vita @ Gamescom: Price cut, Borderlands 2 and more - JD8531 informs us on what happened PS Vita wise at Sony’s Gamescom conference this year.
Sony’s Gamescomference: PS4 Release Date Announced for EU & US. - I tell everyone what the release date is for PS4!
‘Developers Make More Money On PS Vita Than iOS & Android’ Shahid Ahmad Says - Apparently, mobile developers make more money on Vita than on mobile!
PS4 Preorders sold out on Amazon, international preorders not possible anymore - You can no longer order a PS4 from Amazon (for the moment). Darn it!
Release: VHBL for Vita 2.60 by Acid_Snake and Qwikrazor87 - Acid_Snake and Qwikrazor87 release their exploit for us to play…… Gameboy on.
(Android) Make phone calls for free in the US and Canada - Hackinformer tells us how we can get ‘free’ calls, using our mobile data.
Release: VHBL 2.60 Update for Arcade Pool (& Snooker) – fixes error C1-2858-3 – A new VHBL update stops an error popping up!
Vita games giveaway: Say Hi on our forums for a chance to win Unit13 and Gravity Rush - Awesome /talk member SloXreS is giving us away Gravity Rush, and Unit 13 as a give away
Bit of a shorter read today, but I just got back from a 14 hour shift so I’m pretty tired. Excuse the mistakes
They’re post it notes!
Next week’s free giveaway will be the humble bundle and includes ’beat the average’ games. They include:
- Dead Space
- Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
- Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
- Mirrors Edge
- Dead Space 3
- Medal Of Honour
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising [Beat The Average]
- Battlefeild 3 [Beat The Average]
- Populous [Beat The Average]
- The Sims 3 + Starter Pack [Beat The Average]
If you have any other suggestion, leave your opinion below.