Minimur, WTH Happened This Week? The Witness On Xbox One, Steam Database Leak, And Razer’s New Project!

So besides what I’ve said in the title, we’ve got a ton of news, with rumours on the PS4 VR headset, and something a bit silly on the Call Of Duty Championship Activision host, every. single. year.

So, as per usual I’ll put the Vita news first:

Wait… what’s this? A game for the PS Vita has been announced? Yep, that’s right! and it’s known as Energy Hook and it’s being developed by the same person who made the original spiderman games, here’s the pre-alpha video of it:

This game looks promising, and the backpack/jetpack just reminds me of titanfall a tad.

The game is a timed exclusive for PS4 and PS Vita, then later to steam on Mac, Linux and obviously Windows, if you want to upvote it on greenlight here’s the link:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=145451414

It’s strange, although he’s bringing the whole game to PS4/Vita first, you can access the early alpha builds with a purchase on the website.  Their website is happionlabs.com and here’s a link to the kickstarter page.

The $40,000 mark that was reached gained them some impressive stretch goals, like a First Person mode, and Oculus Rift to accompany it too. Along with an original soundtrack by Brian Luzietti.

This game sounds like it’s shaping up to be good!

Next up we’ve got news about how Sony have released a new ‘welcome box’ in the Japanese region which comes with a handful of content pre-loaded onto the Vita memory stick for you to get your PS Vita rockin’ and rollin’ as soon as it’s out of the box. (but you still have to watch that tedious reeaalllly long intro video)

Here’s what the memory stick comes with:

  • God Eater 2 trial version
  • Soul Sacrifice Delta trial version
  • Terraria trial version
  • Joysound.TV Plus (free to play)
  • Dragon’s Dogma Quest (free to play)
  • Power Pro Stadium (free-to-play)
  • Music Unlimited

Now wait just a Goddamn minute… (get the reference?)

This ‘welcome pack’ comes with a bunch of demos and free to play games? But then again, this is the new PCH-2000 model.

www.dualshockers.com/

 

Now a bit of information on The Witness, Johnathan Blow tweeted out something interesting about an Xbox version of The Witness. This is what he tweeted:

This comes as quite a surprise to me, as we all know how displeased Johnathan Blow is with Microsoft. Maybe they sent him a free Xbox One dev kit and all was forgiven….

In the title I mentioned about a steam database leak, well it seems that someone was kind enough to take screenshot to show all the unreleased games that are in the pipelines for  release, so we all know what’s coming.

Some of the games include:

  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Happy Wars
  • Pac-Man Museum
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate HD
  • Half Minute Hero 2
  • Toy Soldiers Complete

The photo is very large, so here’s a link to it instead:

http://www.videogames.net.in/

Next up we have Razers new project, it’s a modular PC that goes under the alias as ‘Project Christine’ it has a pretty cool design and looks awesome (like all Razer products) and also seems to make it extremely easy to swap/replace parts of the PC, and seems to make launching different OS’ extremely easy.  Here’s a few photos:

‘Add new OS’ is written on the logo on the right.

You will slot in differen’t ‘mods’ into your Christine tower, here’s an example of sections with, and without compartments filled.
Each are labbeled,here’s a table listing what they say, but the right side I had trouble reading so I couldn’t get some on here.

    Left     Right
 BD RE
GPU 01 ?
GPU 02
GPU 03 SSD 01
CPU / RAM SSD 02
Front U
Rear IO Audio
PSU / Water Cooling Not Labeled

 

I’m not sure if this thing will take off, but modular PC’s are a very new thing so maybe it will, I don’t want to be proven wrong though purely because of the pricing involved with Project Christine, 2 SSD’s, and can someone explain (if possible) why there’s 3 GPU slots?

It certainly looks sexy though, and when my pockets are deeper than my hands can reach maybe I’ll get one. But untill then, just like the Nvidia shield, it’s staying on the shelf/internet warehouse.

Their other new product however, I really want, it’s a wristband that connects with your phone to notify you when you get a text, when someones calling you and all the other cool stuff. here’s their promo video, it’s called the Razer Nabu

 

Now the news about Activisions CoD championships, this year, only Xbox owners are allowed to qualify for the contest. I’m sure everyone here is upset about that, but here’s the reasoning behind it.

Activision and Microsoft has partnered for this competition and Xbox will be ‘presenting’ the competition, so therefore, only Xbox owners may qualify due to them only using Xbox consoles to play on. This surprised me, but thinking about it it’s no surprise being as the Xbox One released a month and a bit ago and they are still most likely struggling for stock, so the contest will play out on Xbox 360.

 

For all those PlayStation fans upset at the fact you can’t apply, here’s a video of a CoD player who named himself ‘Xbox sign out’, he goes around annoying his team mates and when they shout his name…. well….

Weekly Blog Round-up

So this week I was back with a bang! Well mainly because CES showed up, but I definitely wrote a fair few blogs, happy to see me back? I’ll try to keep it up, but I cant promise anything unfortunately, as much as I’d love to. It depends on all the news an if I can think of a nice blog that you might like to read.

Anyway, here’s what the team put out this week:

That’s good, 1 a day, something fresh everyday for you to read :)

Reddit Time

Boy is this week good! (I know I say it every week, but work with me…)

http://techland.time.com/2014/01/07/grillbot-finally-a-grill-cleaning-robot/
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Here’s what Yoshi looks like if you take his nose off:

Now these may not be related to gaming, but they made me laugh like hell.

I felt so guilty for laughing at this one…

  1. Fish Sticks’s avatar

    Hell yeah. FINALLY!

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    1. Ima what’s avatar

      YOU LIKE FISH STICKS? YOU’RE A GAY FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Thrawn’s avatar

    You know, the ‘project christine’ is a blatant rip off from thermaltakes level 10.
    Here a few pics:
    http://de.thermaltake.com/db/imgs/pdt/angle/VL300A2N1N_f386627cc69b43758c210c924fae0dc8.jpg
    http://de.thermaltake.com/products-model_gallery.aspx?id=C_00001903

    That pc case is now almost 3 years old.

    More steam games yay!

    Energy hook looks like a borderlands :) only from style.

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    1. Minimur12’s avatar

      Well there’s definitely similarities! haha, but that is recognisable as a PC, if you haven’t seen Project Christine before you’d be like ‘wtf is that’ some sort of geek tree?

      But anyway, I really like the cell shaded art style too, sometimes it actully fits gmes better than then being photo realistic. borderlands would’ve been so wierd if it were to be photo realistic…. The game just wouldn’t feel right when playing

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      1. Thrawn’s avatar

        Borderlands needed that cell shading, it was built upon that in conjunction with its gory american comic book style.
        Imagine borderlands in anime style, all women would either be flat as board or have tits like balloons.
        And the guys would either look like walking pineapples or you couldn’t differ ‘em from women.
        All the fun would be gone because you fight for ambitions, LOVE, and justice…
        Yeah I fought for money, loot and exp in borderlans 1 & 2 XD

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  3. Honfu’s avatar

    Dis is crazy mon crazy i say!

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    1. Minimur12’s avatar

      What is?

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  4. mangosteam’s avatar

    is the welcome box for vita just for jap accounts?

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    1. Minimur12’s avatar

      It’s Japanese only, just like the PS Vita/ Mega pack bundles theyre releasing in EU sorry if I didn’t make that clear

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  5. L337Snowman’s avatar

    YES! I can’t believe Battleblock is coming to PC! Now I can play it with all of my retarded non-Xbox-owning friends.

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  6. Black Eagle’s avatar

    HAHA that trolling was funny, makes me wanna get an xbox one for it but imma get a PS4

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  7. tojoleon’s avatar

    3 GPU – 3 way SLI

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  8. shapeshifter’s avatar

    the 3gpu thing is for sli/crossfire for 3-6 display gaming and by the looks of it it should support mostly anything u throw at it with 2 ssds 3 gpu which will be gddr5 obviously and 16gb-32gb ram and 4 or more core cpu and should handle 6 displays with fhd or a bunch of 4k resolution monitors though 6 4k monitors doesnt seem very likely Imho though the cooling system will need to be amazing for all this otherwise it’ll be a volcano :D

    In response to console fanboy comments ps4 and xbox one are down scaled pcs don’t under estimate pcs or their titles coz this gen will be all x86 based and all will get the same titles except pc ones will be a lot better except for split screen etc which will mostly be console exclusive unless steambox changes this fad

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