Archive for January, 2011

31
Jan
11

Dungeon Defenders console release delayed, NGP development planned

Destructoid is reporting that the PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions of “Dungeon Defenders,” a title receiving accolades for its Android and iPhone iterations, has been delayed according to a recent tweet from Gainesville-based developer Trendy Entertainment.

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30
Jan
11

Pokemon Typing DS is the most peculiar Pokemon game ever created

Do you know what the Nintendo DS needs?  A typing game.  That’s right.  Think “Typing of the Dead,” but make it with Pokemon.  Yeah, that sounds like a winner — and that’s exactly what to expect from “Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS.”

“Pokemon Typing DS” is a typing game in which players spell out the names of Pokemon and actions in order to battle in the game.  And if you think that’s strange, just wait until you hear what it comes with.

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29
Jan
11

playBACK episode three — NGP/PSP2, 3DS, 2010 sales slump, Portal 2, GDC, L.A. Noire

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27
Jan
11

PSP2 blowout: All the info on Sony’s Next Generation Portable

PSP2-NGP12 - playwisegaming.comSony officially announced the successor to the PlayStation Portable at a Japanese press conference today. The device, which is codenamed Next Generation Portable or NGP, has no official release date other than holiday 2011 and no set price point.

However, there are plenty of other details including the hardware specifications, a new interface and several games.

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26
Jan
11

Ocarina of Time and other major titles to miss 3DS launch window

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, broke the sad news to MTV yesterday that some major titles will not be released for the 3DS during the launch window announced at last week’s 3DS press conference.

“Mario, Zelda, all of those titles are coming,” said Fils-Aime. “From our perspective, we like to launch titles when they’re ready. And so they’ll be ready, they’ll be ready soon. Just not in that initial time period of late March to early June.”

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25
Jan
11

playCAST Episode Five: playWISE’s game of the year

It’s the podcast you’ve all been waiting for — the one where we reveal our game of the year! Well, even if you haven’t been waiting for it, it has undoubtedly arrived. Listen in to hear our deepest darkest thoughts on 2010’s best game. We also discuss some recent gaming news and give a few predictions for game happenings in 2011. Read on to see all the items discussed in the podcast.

Music Credit: Pseudo Kids

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24
Jan
11

UPDATED – L.A. Noire trailer leaks, reveals May 17 release date

Originally Published on Jan 22:

Publisher Rockstar was set to release the next trailer for their upcoming detective title, “L.A. Noire,”  on Monday Jan 24. By some chance of fate, the trailer has been leaked today, and other than showing even more incredible facial animations and the tiniest bit of plot details about tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles, it reveals a release date of May 17, 2011.

The trailer has been uploaded by quite a few people on YouTube, but you should watch it soon. Rockstar will inevitably be requesting their removal until they officially release it themselves.

UPDATE: Good prediction on our part. The video already appears to have been taken down, but trust us — it was glorious. We’ll update this on Monday with the new trailer.

UPDATE: The video has now been officially released by Rockstar and uploaded by IGN.

23
Jan
11

PSP2 reveal on Thursday, may have 3G support

psp2 - playwisegaming.comJapanese newspaper Nikkei is reporting, according to Andriasang, that the next generation PlayStation Portable is slated to be revealed at a Sony press conference this Thursday, January 27.

The console, currently dubbed the PSP2, reportedly features 3G support, enabling players to download games and movies as well as software while players aren’t around wi-fi.  It will also have a larger OLED touch screen and a new processor to handle updated and high-resolution graphics.

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23
Jan
11

A flood of Final Fantasy trailers

FF XIII - playwisegaming.comSquare Enix recently held their first Production Premiere wherein they revealed the future of some of their franchises with Final Fantasy at the forefront. “Final Fantasy XIII” was the first release in what originally was planned as a series of titles under the Fabula Nova Crystalis heading, so what’s the status on the others?
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22
Jan
11

Fan film Beyond Black Mesa explores the world of Half-Life

Beyond Black Mesa - playwisegaming.comHalf-Life” has inspired a group of independent film makers to create a live-action film based on the game. The film centers around Adrian Shepard, the lead character from “Half-Life: Opposing Force,” and his band of resistance fighters in the post-apocalyptic world popularized by the series.

Hit the jump to lose yourself in the 12 gritty, action-packed minutes of “Beyond Black Mesa.”

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22
Jan
11

Help bring unknown terror, Cthulhu Saves the World, to PC

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At the brink of the new year, a horrible dread washed over the Xbox Live Indie Games, ensnaring gamers in its maddening tentacles.  This foul beast is know as… “Cthulhu Saves the World.”  Will you heed its call for additional funds?

“Cthulhu Saves the World” is a twisted creation of classic 2D RPG gameplay writhing with parody.  The game features many gameplay elements from Zeboyd Games previous title “Breath of Death VII: The Beginning,” such as branching level-up paths for characters and a combo system employed during battles.

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21
Jan
11

Peter Molyneux to receive Game Developer’s Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, Tim Schafer to host ceremony

The Game Developer’s Choice Awards advisory committee announced this week that its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2011 will be given to Peter Molyneux, founder of Lionhead Studios, for his “contributions to the art and science of games.”

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21
Jan
11

Hidden Gems — Fotonica

Fotonica” at first glance looks like an early wire-frame version of “Mirror’s Edge” and, like that particular parkour-infused title, seeks to capture and transform that thrill of rushing through the land and sky at a breakneck pace.

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19
Jan
11

Nintendo 3DS to be released March 27 in the US, cost $249.99

Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, hosted a live 3DS press event this morning in New York City to announce the details we’ve all been waiting for: an official launch date and price point.

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18
Jan
11

Portal 2 for PS3 will include cross-platform play

portal2 - playwisegaming.comYou have an awesome gaming PC, but your best friend has a PlayStation3.  Will you be able to play “Portal 2” together?  Yes, you will.  According to IGN, developer Valve has confirmed cross-platform play will be available on the PS3 version of the game.

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17
Jan
11

Japanese demo for Catherine available next week

Catherine - playwisegaming.comGame publisher and developer Atlus’ most recent game, “Catherine,” will be receiving a demo on the Japanese PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week. Anyone who wants to try the game out simply needs to set up a Japanese PSN or XBL account in order to download the free demo.

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17
Jan
11

All games over $30 buy two get one free at Best Buy this week

best buy btgo - playwisegaming.comRead the headline. Now, go to Best Buy.

16
Jan
11

Unofficial Mortal Kombat short film spawns official web video series

mortal kombat rebirth - playwisegaming.comHorror site Bloody Disgusting reports that unofficial pilot film “Mortal Kombat Rebirth” has been picked up by Warner Bros. to be turned into a 10-episode web series. Hit the jump to see the original film.

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16
Jan
11

Capcom Mobile copies ‘Splosion Man, anger ensues

The line between homage and plagiarism can be a tricky one indeed. Major gaming company Capcom discovered this in what can now only be described as the debacle surrounding their release of “MaXplosion,” which is available on the App Store for Apple’s major mobile devices.

 

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15
Jan
11

Dragon Age II video shows off game’s narrative

Dragon Age 2 - playwisegaming.comBioWare has released a new trailer for “Dragon Age II” that gives an inside look into the story surrounding the title. You can hear a few of the developers speaking about several new aspects of the game including the main character’s travels through time by way of the narrator, as well as his family interactions.

 

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