Article written by Tuffcub.
Published on 18/02/2013 at 02:00 PM.
Final Fantasy X HD for PS Vita is still a thing, much to the surprise of everyone. Square Enix have released a short video showing the HD’ified characters and not much else, but who cares it’s still a thing! Woohoo!
It seems that AGB used this video to grab some screenshots which you can view here.
The first game for Next Gen consoles has been officially announced with Bungie confirming that Destiny will appear on ‘future consoles’. Also appearing on Next Gen will be – surprise surprise – Watch Dogs. A poster has been spotted that says the game will be available for ‘all home consoles’ which is marketing speak for ‘We’re not allowed to say PS4 yet’.
If I were a betting man then my money would be on Star Wars 1313 being shown for PS4 on Wednesday, the game has been heavily featured on the PlayStation Blogs but is quite obviously way beyond anything the PS3 could render.
Meanwhile, a completely unsubstantiated post on NeoGaf from someone who claims to be Kenny Linder, of the now defunct Sony UK studio BigBig, suggests that The Last Guardian has moved to PS4.
The Ruffian Games twitter feed has also sprung into life after months of silence, suggesting they might have something to show everyone on Wedneday. “Hey! It could be worse, we could fly you half way around the world and then say nothing. We’re doing you a favour really.” they tweeted. Crackdown 3 on PS4?
Further to the leaked concept art for Dead Nation 2, Superman and yet another The Walking Dead game, Housemarque have released a statement to explain their previous statement.
“Playing around with concepts and settings is standard practice among most developers, and as veterans of the industry will be able to confirm, by the end of the process only a few of them turn into real products.”
“Since the beginning of 2012 we have been silently working on three unannounced projects. These games are now at various stages of completion and are planned for release on several platforms”
“I’d personally like to reassure fans and press both that no Housemarque title has been cancelled in years. Any speculation on the nature of our new titles is a wild guess at best.”
So let’s have some wild guesses; Dead Nation 2 is a safe bet and it would not be a PlayStation launch without a Super Stardust game so perhaps they will have something to show us on Wednesday. As for the third title a re-skin and remix of Dead Nation could easily be turned in to a multi-platform The Walking Dead game but as there are two of those already that is rather a long shot.
Naughty Dog have said that The Last Of Us will have “easily the longest campaign Naughty Dog has ever made.”
Bishock Infinite has been given a Mature rating by the ESRB as it includes dialogue such as “Obscenity and fornication everywhere!” “Could use a good roll in the hay after this,” and “I think yeh gave me the clap, ya dirty boy…”
As the game is set in 1912 it also includes a number of racial slurs including “chink” and “gook” but according to the ESRB, not the ‘N’ word. The word “negroes” can be heard in the game but not the more offensive slang phrase which makes me wonder why Irrational seem to think it’s historically accurate to insult Chinese people but not black people.
Obviously I’m not advising anyone to use such terms these days but they should have had the balls to go all-out with their alternative version of America in 1912 rather than what appears to be piecemeal self censorship. Perhaps they might have included a ‘Hunt the racists’ mission to indicate to impressionable minds that this sort of thing is not to be tolerated.
Sega have teamed up with Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain to create a line of console inspired laptops. What that means in reality is a Laptop with ‘Mega Drive’ on the cover. That’s it, no built in Megadrive, no emulation and no games.
505 Games are offering Cricket teams their chance to play against the professionals in their forthcoming Ashes 2013 title. A team from Bristol is currently in first place but Oxford Brookes University, who are in second place, are making a last minute bid for votes.
The Daily Mail has got all uppity and outraged at a game created by Internet trolls, 4Chan. The game, Chris Dorner’s Last Stand: A True American Hero, was created using the source code for Doom and was specifically created to make outlets such as The Daily Mail all uppity and outraged.
And finally, staying with Doom, check out this video in which some arty person imagines what the game would look like using today’s technology.