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News Snatch: Mario Kart VR, Code Vein, Yakuza Kiwami, And Idolm@ster

Dramatic girls, Dancing girls, I get all the girls, I get all the girls

Hello there, welcome back to your irregular round of news from down the back of the TSA sofa. This week we start with something really quite awesome that you will never get to play, the video above is for Mario Kart VR which is only available in arcades in Japan.


Ubisoft have released their latest financials and suffice to say things are pretty rosy. Digital revenues are up. they have seen strong sales in the back catalogue, and first quarter revenues were up a whopping 45% despite not releasing any big games.



The Final Fantasy XV July update has added Magitek Exosuits which turn your characters into Power Rangers. Well, rubbish Power Rangers, the suits only last thirty minutes, make you invincible and boost your.. guess? Go on. Health? No. Attack? Nope! They boost… your fishing skills.


Farpoint developer Impulse Gear has revealed what they want PlayStation VR 2.0 to be like. Short answer: Better tracking, FOV, and resolution. Ground breaking stuff.



Over to Japan for this next video, Nights of Azure 2 gets a ‘Dramatic Beautiful Girls’ trailer.


Uh oh. Mike Ashley, the controversial chap who heads up Sports Direct has bought a 25% stake in GAME. Mr Ashley has recently had to defend a huge 59% slump in profits at Sports Direct which he blamed on the weak pound, an interesting tactic when the weak pound is a product of Brexit which Mr Ashley was very much in favour of.

How his investment effects GAME remains to be seen, it could be good for consumers as Sports Direct are ridiculous cheap and undercut everyone.




ELEX will be released on Oct 17th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and above are two trailers for the Outlaw and Berserker factions.


Samurai Shodown V Special a classic Neo Geo game will be ported to PS4 and Vita in its “original form”.



A new trailer for Yakuza Kiwami featuring the usualy Yakusa stuff of punching, buying nice food, chatting up sexy ladies, board games, and karaoke. Who knew the Yakuza were such metrosexuals?


Code Vein has been graced with some new screens and little more information on two characters:

Mia Karnstein – A wandering female Revenant is wandering in the land called “Vein”. She is accompanied by her younger brother (only family member she has left) whom she will do anything to protect. Her weapon of choice is a bayonet-styled weapon that can be used to attack at a distance.

Yakumo Shinonome – A Revenant and former mercenary, Yakumo is a faithful man who is good at taking care of others. He is loved by others and conducts himself in a cool and professional manner during combat.



And Finally, a trailer for the latest game to hit PlayStation VR in Europe. Bandai Namco’s Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution lets you watch a short digital concert featuring perky girls dancing and singing.

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