Posts Tagged ‘PS3 Break’

Video Games Info – SuperBot Entertainment Interview

Monday, November 5th, 2012

As far as the mascot based bash-em-up genre is concerned, there is really only one game worth mentioning. Super Smash Bros. brought together a host of Nintendo’s most recognisable characters and pitted them against each other in an all-in brawl. Well, Sony clearly hopes to emulate this feat with PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Not content with just copying the formula, developer SuperBot Entertainment is looking change it up and bring something new to the table. I spoke with Omar Kendall, director of the game to find out how different it really is.

I wanted to know how the game came about and what the idea behind it all was. Kendall was happy to fill me in. “An original studio was formed with a very high level idea of let’s make a game. Eventually they settled on the idea of PlayStation All-Stars, a game with all of these great Sony characters doing something. It was very open ended at the time, just an idea to have something like the laugh Olympics (that Hanna Barbera show where all their characters came together). The goal was simply having fun with a great cast of characters. It was about two years ago when they came up with the idea of doing a brawler, and it just came from several different prototypes. I have seen several different versions of the game and not all of them were fighters. All sorts of weird variations on the mash up were tested. We just found that getting four people together on the couch duking it out was a really fun thing and that’s how we settled on the brawler idea.”

I then dealt with the proverbial elephant in the room. I asked Kendall about the inevitable comparisons with Super Smash Bros. What separated All-Stars from Nintendo’s efforts? “Our first difference is obviously the PlayStation brand, and PlayStation characters. From a gameplay perspective, the biggest difference is the super system. In Smash Bros. you are filling up the percentages trying to knock the opposition off the edge. Our game is about building a meter towards super moves which score points. It creates a different gameplay style. While visually there are similarities, once people sit down with it they recognise the difference as soon as they play. It plays very much like its own thing.”

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Another point I was curious about was how the team determined which characters would appear in the game, especially the more obscure ones like Fat Princess and Sir Daniel. “Well you have the Drakes and the Ratchet and Clanks who are all obvious choices and in a game of this nature they have to be there. They are the no brainers. A game like this lends itself to introducing players to some new characters and franchises they may not have encountered before. Fat Princess is probably the best example of this, being from this small downloadable capture-the-flag game but we thought we could have some fun and bring her to this game. We hope this will call attention to a smaller yet important part of the PlayStation universe. Most of our choices, barring the obvious ones, came down to thinking like that,” said Kendall.

Further to my previous question, I asked Kendall how hard it was to get the non Sony characters such as Big Daddy and Dante. “When we approached the companies, they were all very open to the concept, which was very cool. We got characters like Heihachi and Big Daddy, who we know a lot about. We have played their games and know how they move and act. We got to work with their developers who were all very cool, giving us anything we need. Then we have characters like Dante and Raiden from Metal Gear Rising and those games aren’t even out yet and are still being developed. This presented a unique challenge to us because we obviously need to get our game together so we need a lot of information from the developer and a lot of times they didn’t have it. It simply hadn’t been developed yet. Obviously they are very different games, so we did have some leeway, but it certainly was an interesting experience. “

Single player is often an afterthought in games like this. I wanted to know what would be on offer for gamers out there that prefer to go it alone. His response was promising. “We have an arcade mode which is the traditional one-one fighting game style mode. You know the type. You go in, select your character, find out why he or she has been dragged in to this crazy mash up. He will then progress and come across this fantasy match up system we have woven in. This is based around fights we think the players want to see, for example if you are playing as Jak & Daxter you will come across Ratchet & Clank, there will be some dialogue and then the fantasy battle people have been waiting for. You do then eventually progress to a boss character who gives you some more insight to where this crazy universe came from and get some closure for your character. Of course you can do this for every character in the game. We also have combat trials, sort of our edutainment mode, it teaches you the combat system from the game and at the same time entertains you and encourages you to beat your scores.”

From my brief time with the beta (and my conversation with Kendall) it is clear that PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is certainly its own beast and not simply a clone. Hopefully the full game pans out to be a cracker because I am sure there are plenty of folks out there that would get a kick out of Fat Princess beating up Kratos.

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is due for release in Australia on PS3 and PSV on Thursday 22nd November 2012.

Sony PlayStation Store Global Update

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe.

** Note for other regions **

European PSN is updated on Wednesdays.

North American Update

PlayStation Plus Content

Exclusive Timed Trial

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted

Discounts

  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors (40%) – PS Plus Price: $29.99
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World (80%) – PS Plus Price: $1.00
  • WWE 13 Fan Axxess (50%) – PS Plus Price: $10.00
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Complete DLC Bundle (80%) – PS Plus Price: $0.40

Last Chance (Leaving on 11/6)

  • Instant Game Collection – NFL Blitz
  • Discount – Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • Discount – Hell Yeah! Pimp My Rabbit DLC
  • Discount – Hell Yeah! Virtual Rabbit Missions DLC
  • Discount – SEGA Rally Arcade
  • Discount – One Piece Pirate Warriors
  • Discount – Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Complete DLC Bundle
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Iori with the Power of Flames
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Mr. Karate
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Nests Style Kyo
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Unlock All
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Billy Saiki (Human Form)
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Unlock Customize Colors
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Unlock Gallery
  • Discount – King of Fighters XIII: Unlock Icons

Pre-Order

  • LittleBigPlanet Karting ($59.99)

PS3 Break Full Games

  • Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition ($89.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition + ACIII Liberation ($119.99)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99)
  • Sports Champions 2 ($39.99)
  • Twisted Metal ($39.99)
  • Toy Story Mania ($39.99)

PSN Games

  • Okami HD ($19.99)

PS Vita

  • Assassin’s Creed III Liberation ($35.99)
  • Ragnarok Odyssey ($39.99)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($39.99)
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings ($39.99)
  • Smart As… ($29.99)

Added to PS Vita Store

  • NBA 2K13
  • SOCOM Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
  • SOCOM Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3

PSP Games

  • NBA 2K13 ($19.99)
  • I Am An Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda ($19.99)

PS2 Classics

  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power ($9.99)

PS Vita Game Demos (Free)

  • Smart As…

Soundtracks

  • Resistance: Retribution – $9.99
  • Infamous – $9.99
PlayStation 3 Break PS3only € 29,99

Price Change

  • NFL Sunday Ticket – PS3 App (now: $149.95 original price: $299.95)
  • Crazy Machines Elements – PSN Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)
  • Defenders of the Mystic Garden – PS Mini (now: $1.49 original price: $2.49)
  • Homefront – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
  • Red Faction: Armageddon – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
  • Spy Hunter – PS Vita Game (now: $35.99 original price: $39.99)
  • TNT Racers – PSN Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
  • Warhammer 40K Space Marine – PS3 Full Game (now: $29.99 original price: $39.99)
  • WWE All Stars – PSP Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $39.99)

Sales

  • Catherine – PS3 Full Game (now: $19.99 original price: $39.99)
  • Closure – PSN Game (now: $4.99 original price: $14.99)
  • Knights in the Nightmare – PSP Game (now: $7.49 original price: $14.99)
  • The Cursed Crusade – PS3 Game (now: $14.99 original price: $19.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Street Fighter X Tekken
  • SF Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($12.99)
  • TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($12.99) –
  • DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($5.99)
  • TK DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($3.99)
  • SF DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($3.99)
  • Individual Alternate Costumes ($0.99 each)
LittleBigPlanet
  • Halloween Costume (Free)
New Little King’s Story
  • Monster Set ($1.99)
  • Outlaw Set ($1.99)
  • Princess Battle Outfit Set 2 ($2.99)
  • Supreme Ruler Power Electronics Set ($0.99)
Pinball Arcade
  • Pack 6: Elvira Party Monsters/No Good Gofers ($4.99)
Pure Chess
  • Halloween Treat Bundle ($7.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed III
  • Benedict Arnold (Free with every new copy of Assassin’s Creed III, $4.99 otherwise)
  • Season Pass ($29.99)
Crazy Strike Bowling
  • Advance Challenge Ball Set 1 ($2.99) – Unlock 5 bowling balls.
  • Advance Challenge Ball Set 2 ($2.99) – Unlock other 5 bowling balls.
  • Aiden Costume Set ($2.99) – Unlock 3 costumes for Aiden. (These costumes can alternatively be unlocked by winning some challenges.)
  • All Costume Set ($5.99) – Unlock all costumes. Mina or Mr. Jenkins’s costumes are not available in-game unless the character for those costumes has been unlocked.
  • Basic Challenge Ball Set ($2.99) – Unlock 6 bowling balls.
  • Carnival Set ($2.99) – Unlock the Carnival costumes for every character!
  • Chloe Costume Set ($2.99) – Unlock 3 costumes for Chloe. (These costumes can alternatively be unlocked by winning some challenges.)
  • Halloween Set ($2.99) – Unlock the Halloween costumes for every character, as well as a special new Halloween themed bowling stage!
  • Lance Costume Set ($2.99) – Unlock 3 costumes for Lance.
  • Mina Set ($2.99) – Unlock Mina, one of the new characters, and her costumes.
  • Mr. Jenkins Set ($2.99) – Unlock Mr. Jenkins, one of the new characters, and his costumes.
  • Paris Costume Set ($2.99) – Unlock 3 costumes for Paris.
Darksiders II
  • Abyssal Forge ($9.99)
Dead or Alive 5
  • Gym Class ($4.99)
  • Special Set 2 ($4.99)
  • Uniforms ($4.99)
LittleBigPlanet
  • Halloween Costume (Free)
Max Payne 3
  • Hostage Negotiation Pack ($9.99)
Mugen Souls
  • Palpitation Coordination (Free)
  • Undisputed God Prudence Pack 3 (Free)
  • Jiggly Transmission and Equipment Pack 1 (Free)
  • Jiggly Transmission and Equipment Pack 3 (Free)
  • Jiggly Transmission and Equipment Pack 4 (Free)
  • Combat! Super Weapon Pack 4 ($1.99)
  • Devil! Super Weapon Pack 2 ($1.99)
  • Dominance! Super Weapon Pack 1 ($1.99)
  • Dragon! Super Weapon Pack 5 ($1.99)
  • Explosion! Super Weapon Pack 3 ($1.99)
  • G Up Fever Pack 1 ($1.99)
  • G Fever Pack 1 ($1.99)
  • Mugen Point Fever Pack 1 ($2.99)
  • Point Fever Pack 1 ($1.99)
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise
  • Jason Pawhees Costume ($0.99)
  • Chainsaw Massacre Set ($2.99)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Online Pass ($9.99)
  • Time Saver ($9.99)
Pinball Arcade
  • Pack 6: Elvira Party Monsters/No Good Gofers ($4.99)
Pure Chess
  • Halloween Treat Bundle ($7.99)
Resident Evil 6
  • Additional Stage – Rail Yard ($0.99) – This will add the Rail Yard stage to The Mercenaries in Resident Evil 6.
  • Additional Stage – High Seas Fortress ($0.99) – This will add the High Seas Fortress stage to The Mercenaries in Resident Evil 6.
  • Additional Stage – The Catacombs ($0.99) – This will add The Catacombs stage to The Mercenaries in Resident Evil 6.
Rock Band 3 – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
  • Wrong Way ($1.99) – Sublime
  • What I Got ($1.99) – Sublime
  • Santeria ($1.99) – Sublime
  • Sublime Pack 01 ($5.49) – This pack includes ‘Santeria,’ ‘What I Got,’ and ‘Wrong Way’
  • Fading Sacrifice ($0.99) – Chaotrope
  • Majesty ($1.99) – Ava Inferi
  • On Black Wings ($0.99) – Halcyon Way
  • The Monster Stroll ($1.99) – Jocko of Sha Na Na
  • Things That Make You Scream ($0.99) – Memory of a Melody
Rocksmith
  • Afterlife ($2.99) – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Beast and the Harlot ($2.99) – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Nightmare ($2.99) – Avenged Sevenfold
  • Avenged Sevenfold Song Pack ($7.99) – This pack includes ‘Beast and the Harlot’, ‘Afterlife’, and ‘Nightmare’
Sleeping Dogs
  • Ghost Pig Pack (Free)
  • Nightmare In North Point Pack ($4.99)
Street Fighter X Tekken
  • SF/TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($17.99)
  • SF Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($12.99)
  • TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($12.99)
  • DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($5.99)
  • TK DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($3.99)
  • SF DLC Char Alternate Costume Complete Pack ($3.99)
  • Individual Alternate Costumes ($0.99 each)

Game Videos (Free)

  • ARMY OF TWO THE DEVIL’S CARTEL- ANNOUNCE TRAILER
  • NBA 2K13 LAUNCH TRAILER
  • NIGHTS INTO DREAMS LAUNCH TRAILER
  • OF ORCS AND MEN LAUNCH TRAILER
  • OF ORCS AND MEN SUMMER TRAILER
  • STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN – EPISODE 2 MOVIE
  • STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN – EPISODE 3 MOVIE
  • XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN – OUR LAST HOPE LAUNCH TRAILER

PS3 Avatars

  • DISGAEA 4: AXEL 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: CLERICS AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: DESCO 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: EMIZEL 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: FENRICH 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: FUKA 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: VALKYRIES 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: VALVATOREZ 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: VULCANUS 3 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DISGAEA 4: WARRIORS 2 AVATAR — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: AELINORE AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: ARISEN AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: ASALAM AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: DRAGON AVATAR — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: DRAGON AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: DRAGON’S DOGMA: COURAGEOUS AVATAR BUNDLE — $1.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: DRAGON’S DOGMA: POWERFUL AVATAR BUNDLE — $1.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: EDMUN AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: JULIEN AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: MADELEINE AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: MERCEDES AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: QUINA AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DRAGON’S DOGMA: SELENE AVATAR 2 — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7 SUN CE AVATAR 1 — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: GUAN SUO AVATAR — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: GUO JIA AVATAR — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: LIANSHI AVATAR — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: LIU SHAN AVATAR — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: ZHANG JIAO AVATAR — $0.49
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS SUN QUAN AVATAR 1 — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: BIPOLAR AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: CHOU-CHOU AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: DITZ AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: GRACEFUL AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: HYPER AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: MASOCHIST AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: SADIST AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: SANDY SUNSHINE AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: SOUL SKYHEART AVATAR — $0.49
  • MUGEN SOULS: TERSE AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: ANGRY PILOT AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: BLONDE AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: ELECTRO GIRL AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: FLEET GENERAL AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: MAD SCIENTIST AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: STAR KID AVATAR — $0.49
  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK: STEAM ROBO AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13 – STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13 – THE ROCK AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13 – TRIPLE H AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13 – UNDERTAKER AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13: CM PUNK AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13: JOHN CENA AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13: MANKIND AVATAR — $0.49
  • WWE ’13: SHEAMUS AVATAR — $0.49

PS3 Themes

  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK THEME — Free
  • Casino Clubs Are Wild Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Casino Diamonds Are Forever Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Casino Smokin Aces Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Casino True Love Dynamic Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Bear-Panda Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic China Jiuzhaigou Waterfall Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Crimson Vampire Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Forest Waterfall Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Galaxy Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Hunter Vampires Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Money Theme — $2.99
  • Dynamic Violet Vampire Theme — $2.99

PS3 Wallpaper

  • PLANETS UNDER ATTACK WALLPAPER 2 — Free

Available In-Game Only (Not on PlayStation Store)

DC Universe Online
  • Exobyte Data: Lex Luthor – ($9.99)
  • Exobyte Data: Steel – ($9.99)
Rock Band 3
  • Santeria ($0.99) – Pro Guitar (In Game Only) – Sublime
NHL 13
  • Bauer Boost Pack – ($7.99)
  • CCM RBZ Boost Pack – ($9.99)
  • Origin RBZ Boost Pack – ($7.99)
  • Reebok 20K Boost Pack – ($7.99)

Unboxing of Super Slim PS3

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Sony had announced the new model of the PS3 last night at the Tokyo Game Show and today we see the first unboxing video from the United Kingdom. Check it out for yourselves here. Some things to point out of the unboxing video are that this new Super Slim PS3 has the disk loading bay on the top of the PlayStation 3 Break PS3, in which it slides to open the disk loading bay. Another note is that it is slightly louder than the other two PS3 models due to the disc bay being on the surface of the console. One of my final notes on the the new PS3 is that it looks and sounds like cheap material compared to the other two models which makes it quite vulnerable to damage.

Ps3 Break, PB2only € 39,00

I would prefer the original way of loading the disk and am not quite excited about this Super Slim.

Full Review NCAA Football 13

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Sumary: NCAA Football 13 is a great game — the changes to the core engine are welcome, challenging and exciting — but the little stuff adds up. Similar modes, audio inaccuracies and visual missteps make a game that’s better than last year’s on the technical level but lesser as an overall product.

Developer Tiburon designed NCAA Football 13 to make me suck at the game. For 20 years, this franchise has been the name in virtual college football, and for just as long, I’ve been dropping back 20 steps, throwing off my back foot, and calling ridiculous hot routes for tight ends. That stuff — the BS that only happens in video game football — is an endangered species in NCAA Football 13 thanks to a number of improvements. However, the presentation and modes surrounding the changes feel too familiar to make NCAA Football 13 a breakout star.

Since its debut, the gameplay tweaks of NCAA Football 13 have been getting all the headlines. There are more than 430 new catches, no more blind swats and the ability to abort play action after the snap. These changes are legit and make the game feel different from previous installments of the franchise.

For me, it’s hard to let go of being able to run 20 yards back, heave the ball at a receiver who isn’t looking and make the amazing play, but it’s also fascinating and rewarding. I created a character in Road to Glory (the largely untouched career mode from last year that starts you in high school), signed as a third stringer at Cal, and began actually learning in practices.

When you hike the ball, one of the game’s new 20 dropbacks kicks in — jamming down on the joystick like we’ve done for years leads to you going way too far and breaking the pocket. When you’re ready to pass, you have to look for receivers with clear button icons — a grayed out icon means the player isn’t looking for the ball on his route yet. The 25 pass trajectory zones mean that combining the right lob or bullet throw with the right lead on the left stick matters more than ever.

NCAA Football 13 isn’t a brand new game, but the refinements here do take some getting used to and had me running a much more conservative — and realistic — offense. That’s cool; I enjoyed being challenged in a game I can usually steamroll over.

But while those nuts and bolts were being tweaked, the outward facing product wasn’t getting spruced up too much. Last year, the franchise introduced a presentation that was simply stunning — the Georgia bulldog on the sideline, Chief Osceola charging the field, and War Damn Eagle in the air. It made me feel like I was watching a Saturday game on ESPN. NCAA Football 13 still has that and improves it in a number of ways, but it also mixes in some old and new issues that detract from the fun.

Coppia di Dragoni Cinese in Bronzo
Coppia di Dragoni Cinese in Bronzo

While it’s true the presentation now has studio scorecard updates from Rece Davis, the ESPN ticker at the bottom of the screen bringing scores from your fictional universe, and Erin Andrews’ audio-only sideline reports, the rest is pretty much the same old thing — except for the flaws. The grass looks like it’s a watercolor painting in replays, sound drops out at times on the PS3 Break, and you can see through fans during certain team entrances (look at the guy in a hoodie when Ohio State exits the tunnel.

On a more macro level, NCAA Football 13 reps told me back in April that they were working under NDAs with schools to have their new uniforms in the game. I can’t speak for every squad, but I do know that my Missouri Tigers’ new SEC duds are not in NCAA Football 13 — nor do the announcers ever mention in a game that it’s a big deal this team is in a new conference. Now, put down your pitchfork; I know I’m splitting hairs and a game this huge has far greater problems to worry about, but these little missteps do take away from the product. As I said last year, the NCAA Football video game franchise is all about tradition and presentation. There legally aren’t player names or likenesses, so having the right helmet go a long way to making this feel like the real thing and not just the same game.

Yes, even NCAA has “bullet time” now.

And that’s NCAA Football 13’s biggest weakness. It has all these gameplay improvements, but the modes surrounding it are well worn territory for folks who playing last year’s game. Road to Glory once again has you create a player (or take one off the existing roster) and run him through his senior year of high school to his final collegiate game while upgrading him with XP earned. It’s fun — and the gameplay changes made my QB focus on practice a lot more — but it’s the same thing with the exception of different difficulties, new goals, and Reaction Time (the ability to slow down on-field action and make big plays). Those additions are neat and do add a challenge that wasn’t there last year, but it’s still the same experience. It even has the same flaws as last year like my second-string player leading the team onto the field and being at the center of the celebration like he’s a star senior.

Online Dynasty still allows you to create custom conferences, run your league from the road and sign contracts as offensive/defensive coordinators or head coaches. However, recruiting has been modified to make it easier to improve your school’s rating and hone in on a prospect’s priorities. Other than that, pretty much the same experience as last year.

The one exception to the lack of newness is Heisman Mode. Here, you choose one of 10 former Heisman winners (more with DLC and preorder bonuses) and play a single modern day season with them on any team you want. So, Barry Sanders can be a Nittany Lion and Desmond Howard can come to the Big 12.

It’s a fascinating, fun mode. Reaction Time pops up here, too, and it makes these supermen feel even more powerful. Cutting behind the line of scrimmage, accelerating through a hole, and then slowing down time to get the extra step on the corners entertains. After feeling like I was relearning to walk as a quarterback in my dynasty, the sense of empowerment here felt awesome. The mode includes interviews with the athletes about their careers, goals to hit so that you out pace them, and little history tidbits about how their Heisman seasons went.

It’s interesting that Heisman Mode and Road to Glory stand out so much to me this year. In the past, it’s been all about taking Mizzou to the top for me, but the changes in gameplay make the climb to the top in Road to Glory more interesting, and the power of being a star in Heisman Mode is intoxicating.

Of course, like the rest of the game, Heisman Mode isn’t immune to the presentation problems. When I was playing as Barry Sanders on his Oklahoma State team, I was rushing on every down and putting up insane numbers. However, at the start of each game, Herbstreit would talk about how OK State was a passing team and there’d be a lot of action through the air. It was just defaulting to team’s programmed tendency and not noticing the stellar season I was having with the run.

Top 10 Platformer Heroes Need to Make the Jump to Nintendo 3D

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Forget Mario! These characters need their time in the spot light.

With series like Super Mario Land and Rayman becoming popular once more it’s interesting to think about how other platformer heroes would fare in this day and age. The history of video games is chalked full of platforming titles, some great, some awful, and some just plain weird. The 3DS deserves to house some of these forgotten heroes! Let’s take a look at the…



10.
Bonk


Original System: TurboGrafx-16, 1990

Last Seen: Bonk 3: Bonk’s Big Adventure (Wii VC, 2007)

Though Bonk didn’t have the best launching platform he still made enough of mark to gardner two legitimate sequels and a rereleases on various consoles. Fighting his way though dinosaur baddies and prehistoric obstacles,  Bonk is one of the greatest lesser know platformer heroes. Though Bonks main attacks include his gigantic noggin he also can use his teeth to climb trees and scale walls. Apparently cavemen had very strong jaws. A new Bonk title may be out of the question, but a enhanced remake (a la Cave Story 3D) could be a hit.

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9. Crash Bandicoot

Original System: PlayStation, 1996

Last Seen: Crash: Mind Over Mutant (GC, 2008)

Crash Bandicoot, much like Sonic the Hedgehog, was the star of a direct Nintendo competitor. No one ever though we’d see a Crash game on a Nintendo system, but just like Sonic he eventually made his way over to the Big N. The first three Crash Bandicoot titles are classics and feature some of the best 90′s platforming known to gamedom. Crash has fallen on hard times since he was dropped by developer Naughty Dog, so why not rive the spunky marsupiale? Spyro has made a HUGE come back with the Skylanders series, so it could definitely work out.

8. Gun Star Heroes

Original System: Sega Genesis, 1993

Last Seen: Gunstar Heroes (Wii VC, 2006)

Famed developer Treasure is well know for turning bullet hell in to bullet heaven. The studio behind theSin and Punishment series knows plenty about how to put together a stellar run-and-gun platformer. Treasure’s first game, Gunstar Heroes was one of the must-have Sega Genesis titles of the early 90s. The Heroes have already made the jump to a Nintendo handheld with the release of Gunstar Super Heroes on the Game Boy Advance, but we need a new Gunstar Heroes in our lives. Treasure is still going strong so let’s hope they give the 3DS a chance. I’d love to endlessly blast robot goons with a pal via the Nintendo Network.

7. The Lost Vikings

Original System: SNES, 1992

Last Seen: Lost Vikings (SGBA, 2003)

You’ve never heard of The Lost Vikings?! That’s actually not too surprising. Erik the Swift, Baleog the Fierce, and Olaf the Stout have been “lost” to the video game world for almost ten years. Back in the SNES era The Lost Vikings were well known as one of the best puzzler platform titles in all the land. Instead of focusing on a single hero, the Lost Vikings had to relay on one another to finish levels. The best part about Lost Vikings is that the vikings were lost intime, meaning the levels could literally take place anywhere and any time. If only a new developer would pick this wonderful and quirky IP…

6. Wario

Original System: Game Boy, 1992

Last Seen: Wario Land: Shake It (Wii, 2008)

Mario’s bizarre doppelganger has been delighting gamers for years with his whacky antics. Know for his lust for gold and…um… mini-games, Wario truly deserves his own 3DS title. Whether Nintendo goes for a three dimensional (Wario Land on GameCube) or hand drawn (Wario Land: Shake It for Wii) look they could certainly make an eye popping platformer we all could enjoy. Super Mario 3D Land was a critical and financial success so it shouldn’t take much for Nintendo to whip up Super Wario 3D Land, right?

5. Toku

Original System: Wii, 2008

Last Seen: LostWinds: Winter of Melodias (WiiWare, 2009)

Of all the characters on this list, Toku is probably the least known. Toku has only stared in two games to date and they have both been Wii Ware titles. That being said, they are two of the best Wii Ware titles to ever grace Nintendo’s virtual marketplace. Toku is a young boy who is tasked with saving his village by harnessing the smooth and forceful power of the wind. The LostWinds titles have been ported to the iPad, and they work very well with touch controls. What other handheld devices are known for their touch screens? Oh yeah, the DS line. Players could control the top screen’s wind action by using the touch screen! Woosh!

4. Mega Man

Original System: NES, 1987

Last Seen: Mega Man Z Collection (DS, 2010)

Mega Man has taken many forms over the years, but his platforming roots run deep. The Mega Man X series is a particularly awesome showing of how Mega Man titles can be both difficult and fun. Blasting enemies as the Blue Bomber would be a sight for sore eyes since Capcom decided to cancel the highly anticipated Mega Man Legends 3 for the 3DS. It would be nice to see developers go the 2.5D route with Mega Man, giving him a sleek futuristic backdrop and an arsenal of new power-ups. We already know destroying baddies looks great in 3D, now we just need Capcom to follow through and give us the Mega Man platformer we’ve been waiting for.

3. Klonoa

Original System: PlasyStation, 1997

Last Seen: Klonoa (Wii, 2008)

Though many think “Pac-Man” when the name Namco comes up, the name you should be thinking of is “Klonoa!” This peppy little bunny with a heart of gold has been saving the world for longer than you know. Though he started on the PlayStation, Klonoa has had two Game Boy releases as well as a remake for the Wii. Klonoa has only starred in roughly four titles to date, but  he has quite the cult following. Why not breath new life in to this wonderful character with a new 3DS outing? Did I mention that Klonoa has Pac-Man on his hat?

2. Kirby

Original System: Game Boy, 1992

Last Seen: Kirby’s Adventure: 3D Classics (3DS, 2011)

Is there anything more adorable than a pick puff ball with an insatiable appetite? Kirby has been stealing abilities and floating around Dreamland for over 20 years now and it’s high time he officially made his way to the 3DS. Last year’sKirby Mass Attack was a fresh new take on the series, giving players the ability to control, not one, but ten mini Kirbys (Kirbi?). Nintendo doesn’t need to pull out all the stops for a 3DS Kirby title, because if there is one thing fans want it’s classic Kirby action. Why not simply give us a sequel toKirby’s Return to Dreamland?

1. Donkey Kong

Original System: Arcade, 1981

Last Seen: Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii, 2010)

With the exception of a certain pudgy plumber, Nintendo has never produced a better platformer hero than the amazing Donkey Kong. One would be hard tasked to find a better platforming trilogy than the Donkey Kong Country series on the Super Nintendo. With the run away success of Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii, it’s time Nintendo gave us chance to put DK through his paces on the R4i 3DS. Jumping, climbing, pounding the ground – Donkey Kong was made to rule the jungle. Though Rare Ware, the company that made DK a platforming icon, was bought out by Microsoft years ago Nintendo still has the entire Donkey Kong world under it’s belt. Let’s hope King K Rool starts stirring up some trouble soon so we can come to the rescue as the mighty king of swing.

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R4i best is the R4 Silver can be used on all the hosts

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
R4i 1.4.3 PER NINTENDO DSi XL
R4i 1.4.3 PER NINTENDO DSi XL

Which Games Can Not Play On R4 Flash Card?  And What About The R4i Nintendo DS Card?

R4 is used on the NDSL flash card, up to use 2G TF, R4i best is the R4 Silver can be used on all the hosts, including 3DS, TF maximum support 32G.

R4 SD HC Upgrade + 16 gb + pennino per DS Lite

R4 DS games can be used to play both homebrew games as well as commercial games developed and released for the Nintendo DS. Homebrew games refer to the games that are developed by users for particular hardware, such as the Nintendo DS and 3DS, which are most propriety hardware and cannot be reprogrammed by the user. These are generally available as free ware on the internet. It is the best Nintendo gaming product that is available in the market. It is a blank product that is compatible with other Nintendo gaming console including the original Nintendo DS and Nintendo Ds. Some of the features of R4 Ds are that it can make use of any micro SD flash memory card and is capable of supporting cards with memory capacities for up to 4 GB. The latest version of the R4 Ds Gold is able to bypass the firmware protection devised by Nintendo to defeat the use of add-on cards. The most important of all the function is that unlocking of Nintendo device can only be done through R4 Ds.

Some of the main features of R4 R4DS Card for new users are that they are the same size as original DS games cartridge, they support the WiFi game and DS Browser, they are backward compatible with Nintendo DS consoles, they use Micro SD card for memory and storage of data, they are supported by varying speeds of Micro SD cards, they have drag and drop facility directly on Micro SD card, they support standard FAT format, they have easy touch screen controls and multiple skins, they boot clean dump images.

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Come fare la modifica per Nintendo DSI e Nintendo DSiXL – Nintendo DS Acekard

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Oggi mi sono fatto arrivare una Acekard 2i da un sito spagnolo.

Ultimamente sto preferendo questa rispetto alle classiche R4 3DS per la frequenza degli aggiornamenti e perchè il team acekard è sempre il primo a rilasciare nuove patch per gli ultimissimi giochi.

Vediamo come è fatta:


La qualità e i materiali sono quasi del tutto identici a quelli della R4.

Vediamo adesso come farla funzionare:

  1. Collegarsi al sito www.acekard.com
  2. Scaricare il firmware più aggiornato… è quello in evidenza.
  3. Formattare la memory card in fat32
  4. Estrarre i file contenuti nell’archivio scaricato direttamente sulla memory card
  5. Inserire la memory nel nintendo DS/ DSi / DSXL
  6. Godersi i giochi di backup

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