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If Square Enix's name for its recently held private gathering last weekend doesn't catch your attention, GameSpot Japan has aquired the latest or better resolution screenshots for their upcoming titles, There's a nice collection of shot from Final Fantasy XIII, Parasite Eve: 3rd Birthday, and who could forget about KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep? Yep, plenty to see here.
Alright, so it might not be on your Neo-Geo or arcade cabinet but however you look at it Metal Slug 7 for the Nintendo DS is looking just as solid as its coin-op predessors. This can only translate to more insanely difficult action, or dare I say utterly kick ass?
Sorry for that headline. I'm stuck in the 1980's for some reason. Interested in the new sequel to breakout skateboarding game, Skate? Sure you am. As always, I leave it up to you to decide if what you see is up to snuff so enjoy the debut trailer to Skate 2 and leave comments. With every comment, an angel gets its wings. It's true.
When a gaming generation begins to get long in the tooth, everybody starts throwing around the words "price drop." Well some say were saying that before this generation even started but that's another matter. The XBox 360 is holding steady with the three models—Arcade, Premium, and Elite—making sly price stumbles (or price cuts if you rather use that the blade-like analogies) as they introduce new models to maintain the market margin. But the system needs a shot in the arm with strong competition from Nintendo (and to a lesser extent Sony) so where and when is that next price plummet coming?
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Tricky wording from Microsoft's Taiwanese Entertainment and Devices Division General Manager, Grace Chou. She says at a recent Microsoft game exhibition in Taipei that Asia will see Final Fantasy XIII on the XBox 360. Before this the implication was that only the Americas and Europe 'n' PALs would see the once PlayStation 3 exclusive on Microsoft's green machine. But now "Asia" will see the XBox 360 version too. Does this include Japan, also part of Asia? Or will that particular island be exempt? That's left unclear but speculation is that the few and proud Japanese XBox 360 players can import the general Asian version for home play provided no region locking is involved. Daddy Warbucks is still trying to fight the good console fight, bless his heart.
Thanks goes to Kotaku.com.
Over at that bastion of goodwill towards men (aka Gamasutra) a rather fascinating and fun interview with Capcom producer Hironobu Takeshita has taken place. For those of you who don't know - and I'd wager that be quite a few - Takeshita is the producer behind what is potentially the most controversial game in ages, Mega Man 9. How is that even remotely controversial you might ask? Well, as the game is essentially an 8-bit NES game being designed and sold in 2008, that meant eschewing such 'necessities' as HD graphics, surround sound, sexy violence, and of course over-abundances of cinematic film. This of course leaves the gameplay to sell itself. Controversial!Read More »
At this past weekend's DKΣ3713, the event which is everything Square Enix. Words of reassurance were still high for the PlayStation 3 release of Final Fantasy XIII and progress hasn't actually changed explained FFXIII director Motomu Toriyama, in fact developement for the Xbox 360 hasn't even begun:
"We're making the PS3 version first, and then porting to the 360 later.... I'm telling [the development team] to not think about the Xbox 360 right now. We can think about it after the development kits arrive... Right now, we're fully concentrating on the PS3 version."
In Japan it simply means everything is on point, but more than likely international North American and Eupore releases will probably be held in order for a promised simultaneous platform debut to happen.
After many delays, including an abort at half a second, the SpaceX Falcon 001 launch from Omelek Island at Kwajalein Atoll was unsuccessful. After successfully clearing the pad and nearly reaching orbit, a rotation could be observed, shortly before the webcast feed cut out. It was first known as an "anomaly" but later that anomaly turned out to be a spectacular explosion as the two stages failed to separate and the rocket was "blown to smithereens." This launch was to be the first privately funded liquid propellant rocket to reach low Earth orbit. That vision will have to wait for another day...Read More »