So in this weekly round up we’ve got a bit of news about FF-X 2 I missed in December, along with a comparison of the Vita TV version against the PS3 version, and a bit of news on the GoW HD release for the Vita I missed!
I couldn’t find any true announcements for the Vita this week, but I have got some news on the upcoming to PS Plus ‘Don’t Starve’ game, the developers, Klei are ‘looking into’ a release on the console, here’s the tweet that says they are:
@Drekner We’re focusing on getting PS4 out first, but we think it would be neat too! We’re looking at if it’s possible to do. Maybe? haha
— klei (@klei) January 4, 2014
We haven’t heard much about the God if War collection game but we’ve got a bit of news on both!
And now the GoW collection news, it was rated By ESRB, obviously as an M for Mature at 17+, the games include the following:
Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language – Not too bad then….
Here’s the description of the game on the site:
This is a collection of action games in which players assume the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior on a quest for vengeance against the gods of Olympus. Players use a double-chained blade and magic attacks to hack and slash zombie-like soldiers and creatures from Greek mythology (e.g., harpies, hydras, minotaurs). Combat is frenetic, and blood-splatter effects occur frequently; violent depictions also include characters getting impaled and sliced in half. During extended boss battles, players can engage in close-up combat that is completed by a sequence of prompted moves. These sequences depict creatures impaled and pummeled. The game also contains a sex mini-game in which players interact with topless women in a bedroom or hot bath. Though sexual acts are never depicted, loud moaning sounds and shaking effects occur off camera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” can be heard during an interview portion of the game.
There’s also been news about a sequel to the amazing game known as FF-X, yup, a third game I. The series, in a comment by Kazushige Nojima, He mentioned how he would like to make one depending on how well the HD re-release does on the PS3/Vita, and if the demand is there, it may come about.
Let me know how you feel about a sequel to the game in the comments below, do you think it’s a good idea, or do you think that the game is too old for a sequel?
Like I mentioned above, there has been a comparison video of the two HD re-makes, against PS3 and the VitaTV, here it is:
Although the PS3 version does look better, and Virtuous Games who developed/remastered the game have done an amazing job. Even though it looks better on the PS3, I’m going to get FFX-2 on the Vita, for the portability factor and the fact that I’ve never played it properly. I would’ve taken the plunge onto the first game, but I played that not too long ago on a PS2 emulator on my PC. If there was a PS Vita version of the limited edition I probably would’ve gone for both, but there isn’t unfortunately.
Let’s move onto a bit of next-gen news now, with this scale of a new console release, there’s bound to be problems, I spoke about the analogue sticks on a PS4 controller wearing away, this article section is about the Xbox One leaking liquid, yeah, that’s right.
If a tech-head wouldn’t mind clearing up what this could be, that’d be grand!
But being as oil doesn’t conduct electricity, and it just has that oily look to it, I’m pretty certain it’s a type of oil, but what component would actually hold oil in a console? I’m confused >:(
Here’s a few pictures of the oil leak on the console:
Let’s change the subject from new consoles, to new(ish) games, the Tomb Raider re-release is coming out at the end of this month, and the developers put up a photo online of the new and improved tomb raider model, and she looks awesome, (in a photorealistic sense… right?)
I got Tomb Raider on a PS Store sale for £20 not too long after it released, and I am quite surprised how they are charging £50 for an HD remaster, I’m fully aware it can be considered more than that with it being upscaled to 1080/60, and also all of the added effects that make it that much better, but £50 is a lot to ask for a remaster, or is it me being stingy?
Heres some more news on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes finally got it’s ESRB rating, and it’s not too happy looking, here’s the description of the ESRB rating:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of an elite soldier through military missions in Cuba. Players infiltrate various bases and use pistols, machine guns, and rocket launchers to kill enemy soldiers. Firefights are highlighted by realistic gunfire, slow-motion effects, and large blood-splatter effects. Players can also employ stealth attacks (e.g., choking, knife stabbing from behind) and have the ability kill non-adversary characters/prisoners. One cutscene includes a depiction of blood and gore (e.g., a character’s intestines exposed during a dramatic procedure to remove an object).
The game has also slipped in a wonderful audio file that seems to have a female character being ‘sexually assaulted’, sound effects can be heard along with a bounty of swear words.
The game includes an audio file in which a female character is sexually assaulted by male characters; while there is no visual depiction, sounds of ripped clothing and struggle can be heard. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.
One classy commenter on N4G.com was kind enough to say ‘pics or it didn’t happen’. Nice.
Weekly Blog Round-up
Unfortunately, we didn’t have many blogs this week, but that’s understandable over the Christmas period, although I wrote one on Christmas Day (wow I’m sad…)
Here’s what our guest bloggers conjured up this week:
- PlayStop Network Source Code - JMQM and his team free the PlayStop program to the wild, for people to complete/change/improve, whatever you want to do with it!
- Upcoming: 8 Days of Gaming and 10 Days of Hacking - Acid_Snake announces his upcoming blog series of him reviewing consoles and also putting a blog out there about the top 10 hacks that have been made public.
Oh… is that it?
Maybe I should try do some more next week
(If you aren’t sick of me, blogging for about 10 months now!)
Tell you what, to make it look like we blogged more I’ll add last weeks weekly round up, being as it was put up on the site on a Monday.
I haven’t played DayZ, but it seems quite good, here’s a youtube like someone put on reddit showing what happens when you try to rob someone when you haven’t got any ammo.
This GIF was labeled ‘GTA 5 Logic’ and how true it is…