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RUMOR: Nintendo’s Next Portable System, “New3DS” Could Be Region-Free (Import-Friendly)

***UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed that the New3DS will NOT be Region-Free and in fact will have the same Region-Lock technology as the Nintendo 3DS, disappointingly. The original unedited rumor follows below:

Nintendo recently revealed to the world that they will be releasing a brand new Nintendo 3DS called “New3DS” that has more RAM, a better CPU (Processor), more trigger buttons, a directional right analog nub, and exclusive game “Xenoblade Chronicles for New 3DS” coming alongside it this October in Japan but not until 2015 in North America. There will be a large LL (XL) version as well as a normal sized one both of which are bigger than 3DS and 3DS XL respectively by a small margin. New3DS also comes with a better 3D viewing screen according to Nintendo which will allow the display of higher resolution graphics and more wide viewing area for the 3D effect gamers on Nintendo handhelds currently enjoy.

A new Rumor has arisen, regarding the fact that New3DS could be the gateway to traveller’s getting the best of both worlds. Those who travel between the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, etc. on business may want to be able to purchase games on the go that work in their unit. Even more so, Import-Friendly gamers may want to pay the extra fees and shipping to get a game that only came out in Japan. Nintendo might be allowing a Region-Free setup for New3DS according to whisperings on Wall Street. If this turns out to be true, any New3DS game from any country could be played in a New3DS of any origin. Games and Handhelds would be universal for this transitional-gen of Nintendo New 3DS.

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Freedom Wars (PS Vita / VitaTV Shooter) – Announcement Trailer [HD 1080P]

The Announcement Trailer of Freedom Wars is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. This PlayStation Vita Shooter is being hailed as the embodiment of the genre on the handheld gaming device which is capable of the highest resolution graphics in the handheld market when compared to other dedicated handheld gaming devices. This is a first party title being brought forth by Sony’s publishing teams and developed by SCE Japan Studio, Shift, Dimps.

Genre(s): Action, Shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation Vita
Publisher(s): Sony Computer Entertainment America
Developer(s): SCE Japan Studio, Shift, Dimps
Release Date (NA): TBA 2014

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PlayStation Plus – UK March 2014 Instant Game Collection Trailer [HD 1080P]

The UK March 2014 Instant Game Collection Trailer of PlayStation Plus is presented in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Worms Revolution Extreme Priced and Dated for PlayStation Vita

Team17’s Worms Revolution will see an extended port to the PlayStation Vita featuring over 75 missions as well as a new Treasure Mode for trading items with friends. The game was detailed today as having an October 8, 2013 release date and being priced at $14.99 for Sony’s dual analog stick handheld.

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Capcom Store Selling 25th Anniversary Mega Man 3DS Cases

You can pick up a Mega Man 25th Anniversary Edition Nintendo 3DS Case now at the Capcom Store by clicking here. The item is pictured above and below and it’s even a 3DS XL version as well.

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GTA for $3 Bucks: Rockstar Mobile Sale this Week at the App Store and Google Play

Check out a new sale running from Rockstar Games on the mobile side of things which allows you to pick up GTA III (10 Year Anniversary) on iOS / Android, GTA: Vice City (10 Year Anniversary) on iOS / Android, and GTA: Chinatown Wars on iOS for just $2.99 each. You can also grab yourself a copy of Max Payne on on iOS / Android for $1.99 as well. The sale ends Tuesday July 30, 2013 and Rockstar saw fit to give you all warning and plenty of time so you’ve got time to make sure your money is right and you don’t miss out on this mobile opportunity. Much love gamers, keep on doing what you do.

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Level 5 Releases Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

Today Level 5 the game company that has brought you awesome titles such as; Professor Layton, Ni No Kuni. Now they are bringing us their newest title for the Nintendo 3DS its called Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, which can be found on the eShop for $7.99. In the game you step into the steps of a young boy named Sohta and experience life through the eyes of young child in suburban Tokyo. In game you are looking for monster cards which are used for an in-game collectible trading card game, your goal is to collect and combine cards so that you can become the Boss of the other children in the Tokyo.

 

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Resident Evil Revelations HD Review

Intro: There are those who say Resident Evil Revelations HD is nothing more than a “3DS Port” which allegedly “feels like a mobile game still”, but after significant time playing through the title it becomes clear right away that those claims are false. Resident Evil Revelations HD is a solid entry in this classic franchise and actually manages to outshine all other home console entries this generation in terms of the one player experience it is capable of providing. While we enjoy Resident Evil 5 and 6 for cohesive co-operative play, these titles have also been on the victim’s end of quite a few bashings for that experience not holding up to expectations in single player play-throughs.

Revelations not only redeems the series for this but also answers the call for a more classic-styled Resident Evil experience in HD that has you feeling like you are in suspense solving a devious mystery and finding yourself with the weight of the world on your shoulders. Rather than just a run-and-gun, Revelations is a true Action / Adventure experience that will go head-to-head with any in its domain.

Story: Resident Evil Revelations is told through the form of storytelling that gives multiple perspectives and therefore is fragmented chronologically but is pieced together by scenes that re-explain everything just in case you haven’t booted up the game in a while and forget how things were last left off.

The Zombies in this game are a result of the T-Abyss Virus which currently has no known vaccine or treatment cure. The central plot revolves around a “Cat and Mouse” game as it were between Director Clive R. O’Brian of the BSAA organization and the director of the FBC Morgan Lansdale who is using Solar Light Matrix Super-weapon Regia Solis, or as Director O’Brian calls it the “Wrath of God”, to deal with outbreaks of the virus. But there’s more to it than just that and O’Brian manages to pull all the right elements together for an epic Bio Hazard that threatens all humanity the likes of which only Lansdale and the usual suspects of the RE universe would come out to face.

The main antagonist in this game appears to be a Terrorist Organization called Veltro, and a large ship called Queen Zenobia is where the game starts in the New T-Abyss Virus Outbreak after past the Terragrigia panic event where an entire city had to be destroyed by solar energy from space to prevent worldwide infection. Revelations  is the most Eye Widening Experience in the Resident Evil series. Every time you think the game’s story has peaked a new twist or turn introduces itself thereby completely changing the scenario and placing you in another battle for survival.

Interjecting story-lines that tell you every angle of the story through the eyes of those who experience each scene in this layered tale of conspiracy, espionage, bio-warfare, and of course it wouldn’t be Resident Evil without an apocalyptic Zombie Virus outbreak looming on the horizon. As always, mankind’s extinction or survival is what is ultimately at stake. Even more importantly, the chance for more answers and truths behind what makes these Virus Outbreaks continue to happen around the world and who’s really behind the profiteering of Vaccinations and Disaster / Recovery Solutions, as well as deeper and darker secrets of the FBC.

Gameplay: To say Revelations brings Resident Evil “back to the series roots” would be an injustice. Revelations is actually a new approach that takes the controls of RE5 / RE6 and evolves them to perfection while finally finding the balance between exploration and action fans have been demanding since the franchise deviated with a major focus on action beginning with RE4. It would now seem that fans have got the best of both worlds with RE6 being the direct Action sequel for fans of that line of titles and RE: Revelations a real core experience full of the same thrill Resident Evil originally gave us when it debuted as a New IP so long ago.

There’s a Steady Incline of difficulty and increase in the challenge presented in Resident Evil Revelations. You will switch weapons when you find new ones on the field, but don’t worry, your customized gun and equipment will still be found in your larger overall inventory whenever you run into a storage chest when playing as Jill.

You will use a Viewfinder item that helps you detect things such as new types of enemies, DNA, Virus and organic remains, and even fingerprints and hidden items such as ammunition. The more discovering you do with this viewfinder, you will eventually unlock health items for a reward. Characters are alternated but you are made to really feel like you are the character that you’re spawned as through the use of cinematic cut-scenes that tell the RE: Revelations story gracefully. The main character however is Jill who is played the majority of the game.

Veterans of the series may notice that the game takes some silent but powerful pages out of the Resident Evil Dead Aim title that released on Sony PlayStation 2 along with support for the GunCon 2 featuring an analog thumb-stick where the firing pin of a real gun would be as well as action buttons so a full RE experience could be played with exploration as well as action. It’s very refreshing to see that what was solid in the past has been considered once again for the balance given to Revelations exploratory, cinematic, and action gameplay segments.

Controls: While the game may have been originally released on the Handheld Market with the Nintendo 3DS Timed Exclusivity, the home console version developed by Capcom truly brings the ideal control set satisfying fan requests to improve the franchise notoriously clunky controls without losing the ideal harmony of what makes this series feel unique. You’re still able to perform many quick time events, however emphasis has largely been placed on shooting which is vastly improved over the series predecessors.

Sticking with the camera angle that proved worthy of this generation’s console technology, third person over-the-shoulder shooting takes place with the added abilities to step slowly while aiming / shooting for the first time in the Resident Evil main series as well as routine procedures like stunning enemies and avoiding strikes. You can heal instantly now while in the middle of battle without having to fumble through your inventory or get hit by enemies, unless you run out of health items of course.

Characters / Enemies: The leading characters you know and love are featured in this game including Jill and Chris but of course the game sometimes mixes things up with decently carved out supporting characters and a couple of rambunctious nitwits are thrown in for you to hate and laugh at their corniness which produces a pretty well rounded cast overall. Enemy Design has always been one of the features that set Resident Evil aside from other titles, and this game is no different.

Playing on Infernal Mode is the best way to see everything the game has to offer in terms of hordes and unique enemies, but if you can’t handle that take a breeze through Normal Mode to gain some experience first killing off mainly the lower tier enemies in addition to what the storyline throws at you. The main characters of this title feel like real, down to earth people players can relate to compared to the cold and corporate personalities of the games’ many villains.

Graphics / Art Direction: Revelations looks great in High Definition on home consoles and has the 3D effect on the handheld Nintendo 3DS if you decide to play there instead. The Art Direction overall is fantastic and really sets the dark and mysterious tone and atmosphere of Revelations.

Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The audio in this game is often used to relay information about where an enemy is about to appear next. Many times in the game you feel like you have defeated one of the more powerful foes and mini-bosses only to discover that it is stalking your every footstep. You will start to hear sounds that give you intuitions about where to look out and your life will depend on how you approach your next move whether trusting these intuitions or not. The music and voice acting are on point and of the high production value you’d expect from a AAA home console game.

Multiplayer Aspect: The Raid Mode of the game is unlocked as you play along through the single player, this mode features more weapons, more enemies, and is all about beating time working together and unlock further features. If you’ve played Mercenaries before in past Resident Evil games then you probably know what to expect here, it’s great to see this added to the game and definitely gives it the extra push to having fully supported the Replay Value discussed below.

Replay Ability: The normal difficulty mode of this game serves as a prelude to the full experience awaiting Resident Evil fans. You won’t run too low on ammunition, and the game will be fair with the amount of enemies sent at you and how hard it is to kill them. Players have just enough resources to accomplish the mission if they manage to stay alive, and get to experience the great story of the game and feel the balance Capcom has achieved with major RE gameplay elements.

Infernal difficulty mode will see you truly mastering the game, and there’s always trophies to grab for secondary objectives beyond the typical scope of a Revelations play-through.

There’s also a New Game Plus so you can take your equipment into another play-through of the game in addition to a multiplayer Raid Mode that unlocks as you progress through the Campaign.

Engine Performance: MT Framework – The engine displayed smooth frame rates on the system we tested with zero glitches recorded during our experience, this is a top notch performance rating.

Final Verdict: Resident Evil Revelations is the game fans of the franchise have been waiting for. This is the ideal Resident Evil. If you know the series well, imagine pure suspense and thriller gameplay that has you feeling like you’re playing a chapter of the original trilogy but with all the advancements of current gen technology.

The pace of the game and enemy design is perfect and many of the design decisions made by the development team create a seamless experience that cuts out the middle man and gives you exactly what you want out of a RE game. If you’ve ever enjoyed Resident Evil even remotely then you’d be doing yourself a dis-service to not try RE: Revelations as it is the best representation of the series for this current HD generation. Anyone with a home gaming console or a Nintendo 3DS should seriously consider diving into this one and experiencing this new age classic for themselves.

Trailer:

 

Overall Score: 10/10

RGN Rating: Diamond Game

Developer / Publisher: Capcom

Available On: PS3 / 360 / PC / Wii U / 3DS

Played On: PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info: This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for purposes of this review.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Trailer Released by Warner Bros.

LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes

Wii U Trailer

Release Date: June 2012

Also Available For Nintendo Wii / Xbox 360 / Sony PS3 / PC / Mac

Handheld Version Available On Nintendo 3DS / DS and PlayStation Vita

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Help Make a “Portable Oblivion”-style RPG on Kickstarter

Temple of the Sun (and Temple of the Moon) is a dual-part RPG game currently under development for Android which has opened a Kickstarter Campaign for its funding. First person RPG fans of titles like Morrowind or Oblivion may remember that Bethesda cancelled the “Elder Scrolls: Travel Edition” title which was being planned for Oblivion to make its debut on the PSP, and there is currently no sight of that project being resurrected (if they are doing it, they are keeping it very hush-hush). Those who rather not rely on vaporware for their First Person RPG fix may want to hop over to THIS LINK and consider donating something to the cause. Check out the screenshot gallery and gameplay video below:

 

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Pach Attack: Portable Xbox 360 Possibilities, Says “Vita Sucks”

Pachter discusses the need for a further PlayStation Vita price drop. The possibility of Xbox creating a handheld is discussed as well. The handheld market is declining as the global economy is further declining. Hey look, he even has an old school GameShark in the background:

Source: GTTV

 

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Video Game Industry Sales and Market Share Breakdown — As of March 2013

Industry watchdogs VGChartz has revealed the Year to Date sales for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony consoles and handhelds across various years with accuracy as of March 9, 2013 in respect to the total and iterative sales and market share of the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS, Vita, as well as the PSP, Wii U, and DS.

Take a look below at the different data that has been revealed through these findings in our slideshow and if you want the more scientific breakdown or would like to challenge these numbers get in touch with the source [VGC].

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Killzone: Mercenary Off-Screen PS Vita Gameplay Footage

Killzone: Mercenary is getting a lot of looks on the PlayStation Vita as shooter fans look to the title developed by Guerilla Cambridge to “save” the PS Vita in terms of giving it a game reviewers will actually enjoy in the shooting genre. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and Resistance: Burning Skies haven’t received favorable reviews thus far.

RealGamerNewz will be releasing our own Review of Black Ops Declassified soon for all of you Vita gamers out there still wondering about that title. For now check out this PS Vita Gameplay of Killzone: Mercenary which releases September 17, 2013 for North America and the day after for Europe:

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