A rather packed Snatch today. We have a few days to catch up on as I’ve been busy doing other things, mostly my actual job which gets in the way of posting trailers and making knob gags. Let’s start with video for Need For Speed: Most Wanted – A Criterion Game which highlights three new DLC packs which are available for PS3 and Xbox 360 but annoyingly not for PS Vita.
“It is by far the most powerful APU we have built to date, it leverages [intellectual property] that you will find in our A-series APUs later this year, our new generation of APUs but none that will quite be to that level of sheer number of cores, sheer number of teraflops.”
An AMD chip is rumoured to be at the heart of the Xbox 720 so AMD’s comment that “we have not built an APU quite like that for anyone else in the market,” is rather intriguing, could the Xbox 720 be underpowered compared to Sony’s new console?
Basically, PS4 = RAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRR!!
Sony have released a new trailer for God Of War: Ascension in which Kratos guts a spider lady, punches a minotaur in the face and tenderly kisses a small child. One of those things is not very Kratos-like so it’s nice to know he murderizes her later on the game, he’s nothing if not reliable, our Spartan.
The Virtual Reality training mission DLC pack for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance includes a new weapon, the ‘Snake Soul Wooden Sword’. When the player uses the weapon it will speak with the voice of Solid Snake.
I contacted a psychiatrist to decipher the meaning behind Raiden grasping Solid’s sword but was told to stop being a dirty perv.
Unsurprisingly, Bioshock Vita is still not a thing. “That’s out of my hands right now, “ said the lead singer of Maroon 5, Ken Levine. “That’s with the business guys negotiating that business deal and trying to make it work for both sides.”
The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted Just Add Water’s head honcho (and friend of TSA), Stewart Gilray tweeting at Ken Levine this week:
@iglevine I’d like to talk to you about Bioshock on VITA, check my profile then get back to me. Thanks.
— Stewart Gilray (@stewartgilray) February 26, 2013
Now, Stranger’s Wrath on Vita, developed by JAW, is arguably the best first person shooting experience on the platform. So, there’s an idea…
A trailer for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus which will be landing on PS Vita March 1st with a new ‘Ninja Race’ mode.
Timegate seem to be distancing themselves from Aliens: Colonial Marines and there is a lengthy article on the whole mess over on Kotaku but it can be summerised thusly: Gearbox (allegedly) gave Timegate crap to work with, constantly changed their minds and then were suprised when they got crap back. “Gearbox chose to focus on Duke Nukem Forever, Borderlands, and Borderlands 2. Colonial Marines was not a priority,” reports Kotaku, “The game feels like it was made in nine months, and that’s because it was.”
Watch Dogs will be developed for PC first, then ported to PS4 and then onto PS3 and Xbox 360. “At the moment our team is working hard to release the next generation consoles and the PC. Then other teams see how they can bring to the current generation of consoles. Maybe we at E3 two different versions can show,” said the large seabird in charge of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot.
Epic Games art director Chris Perna has said that the original generic space marine game, Gears Of War, has been damaged by copycats. “When Gears came out it was fresh, it was dark,” he told OXM. “That’s what it’s meant to be, right? No apologies there. It was a brutal game – it was meant to be. Then everybody copied us and copied our look, and the market was flooded with Gears clones, which hurts the original.”
Square Enix have trademarked the name Deus Ex: Human Defiance, perhaps a sequel to the very lovely and very gold Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
And Finally, U.S. chat show host Conan O’Brien reviews Tomb Raider and points out Lara’s tits, then her arse, how tight her pants are, that her top really should have fallen off and… oh, you get the point.