Nintendo has announced that Japanese owners will be able to make a purchase with the built in NFC scanner on the gamepad.
Final Fantasy Type-0 originally released for the PlayStation Portable back in 2011, never making it out of Japan. It wasn’t until E3 when Square Enix had announced the Localization of Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito. Before the announcement, a hacker who goes by the handle Sky, had been working on an English language patch for Final Fantasy Type-0 and was set to release it sometime in August of 2014. It wasn’t long until Square Enix took notice of the project and had contacted Sky to pull the English patch down and the pages related to Final Fantasy Type-0 from his website. Sky updated his site with this to say.
The studio behind the hit TV series Power Rangers has its sights set on Chroma Squad, an Indie Kickstarter-funded game inspired by the show known for its color-coded warrior teams. Saban Entertainment has given the Brazilian developer Behold Studios an ultimatum: partner with the international company and pay royalties or face legal action.
Telltale is no stranger to the Adventure genre within video games. For several years now, they’ve managed to create gripping stories with compelling characters that people have come to love or hate, which their greatest success easily came two years ago with the release of The Walking Dead. Telltale took the popular comic book and gave us a story that expanded upon the world outside the series, and with it came two characters that developed a groundbreaking relationship.
The Wolf Among Us is a prequel that takes place within Bill Willingham’s Fables, a comic series that deals with characters from fairy tales and folklore within the human world. Like The Walking Dead, it is an episodic adventure game that crafts the player’s experience as they make decisions throughout the story’s progression.
Many gaming fans breathed a sigh of relief last month, as Microsoft finally released a Kinect-less Xbox One model. Launching on June 9th, the new bundle now matches the price of its rival: Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft have since revealed that removing Kinect has caused a huge increase in sales, as figures have doubled from May to June. “We’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales.” Despite this, Sony recently announced that the “PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, [for a] 6th month in a row.”
What does the future hold for GameStop? With the steady transition to digital content, will they be able to survive long term during this generation of game consoles? Are they the modern day version of Blockbuster? Can they completely evolve to change their identity? All of these questions are discussed in this weeks panel discussion. This week I’m joined by the team over at Forward Compatible and you can check out the full video after the jump.
Telltale Games have released a brand-new trailer and release date for their upcoming Walking Dead episode. Season 2: Episode 4 is titled Amid the Ruins, and will release on a variety of platforms from July 22-24. PC and Mac users can download the game first via Steam on July 22nd, along with PlayStation 3 and Vita owners in North America. A day later the game will be downloadable for European PlayStation users and Xbox 360 users. iOS users can play the latest installment on the 24th. Expectations are high for the penultimate episode, following the intensity of its predecessor. Telltale also released the final episode of The Wolf Among Us last week, which is said to be one of the developers best yet.
Microsoft announced major restructuring plans today, including the elimination of 18,000 jobs at the company over the next year and the closing of Xbox Entertainment Studios. Out of the total number of jobs cut, 12,500 will come from Nokia Devices and Services, which Microsoft acquired in April.
A GameStop manager says that he’s heard rumblings in the office that every copy of Smash Bros for Wii U will come with a free Amiibo figure. He also says that he has been hearing that the street date for the Wii U version will be November 21st.
Mutton Chop Game Critiques is a show where I look at video games past and and present and grade them as academically as possible based on the narrative, the aesthetics, the gameplay, and how the game make one feel through those three aspects combined. This week, I’m looking at Ducktales: Remastered.
The former dictator of Panama is suing Activision for misrepresenting his name and image in Black Ops 2
Last week we learned that Queen Zelda will be able to fight enemies using the Wind Waker as a weapon in Nintendo and Tecmo Koei’s upcoming crossover title, Hyrule Warriors. Tonight a new gameplay trailer has been uploaded, which highlights Zelda’s moveset when equipped with the Wind Waker in the game.