It's November which means the biggest yearly game is about to launch. Thats right its Call of Duty season. Some people love this season while others hate it. This year it's time for another Black Ops game, Black Ops III. This game is focused on future tech and set in the year 2065. The most recent trailer for the game focuses on the newest iteration of their most popular multiplayer map Nuketown.
This map is available by preorder of Black Ops III and is for next gen consoles and PC only
Call of Duty Black Ops III will release on Friday, November 6, 2015 and is being produced by Treyarch Games and published by Activision.
In a rather unsurprising announcement, Sony has officially stated that not a single one of their first party studios are working on Playstation Vita titles.
Earlier this year Shuhei Yoshida did mention “I wouldn't say we will have big AAA Vita games from first-party.” “We are not making games like Killzone Mercenary, big budget Vita games anymore…”. This is why nobody was shocked that Gravity Rush 2 wouldn't be coming to the Vita. There was also a slip of Sony referring to the Vita as a “legacy platform”. But now we have official confirmation that they will no longer be making games for the Vita.
However, not all hope is lost. I was wondering why Sony was pushing out new colored Vita consoles if they didn't seem to care about the system. And while this sends out mixed messages, it does appear that there is a little bit of hope left for the lil guy. “Third party studios are working very hard on the PS Vita.” “At the beginning the PS Vita did not resonate with the age targets under 20, but now the situation is changing and the popularity with the younger demographic is increasing.” At least we know they are aware of the love we have for the Vita and that there most certainly is a demographic. Personally I am not in that “under 20” demo, but I like to hear that they are acknowledging the Vita. Despite them not making their own games, they are at least stimulating the environment by keeping it alive with new colors and working with the third parties to keep us entertained.
Rock Band 4 has done something wonderful for the fans. You can still use (almost) all your old instruments to keep rockin' out. This is great news for the likes of us with newer consoles but older peripherals.
Two things to keep in mind are that if you want to bust out the old instruments on Xbox One, the base game does cost a little bit more money. Rock Band for PS4 is the standard $59.99 while the Xbox One is $79.99. The Xbox One version is slightly more expensive because they needed to include a new adapter to make the old instruments compatible. The old PS instruments are already compatible without any additional dongles.
The other thing to take note of is that NONE of the WIRED Xbox controllers work. Only the WIRELESS controllers will work, and that is with the aforementioned adapter.
PM Studios has just given us word about the coveted Limited Editions of Superbeat: XONiC that will be hitting North America.
The first LE is called the X-CLUSIVE COLLECTION. It will include a copy of SUPERBEAT: XONiC along with two exclusive soundtrack discs.
X-CLUSIVE EDITION - $50 plus $8 S&H
The Second one is called the X-OTIC COLLECTION and it includes two LP records with sleeve covers, two soundtrack discs, and a copy of SUPERBEAT: XONiC, all in a super sleek outer box!
X-OTIC COLLECTION - $100.00 plus $15.00 S&H.
Both the vinyl records and CDs have a total of 57 tracks each.
One other important thing to note is that this is indeed a very limited edition. PM Studios will only be producing 500 copies of the X-CLUSIVE COLLECTION and a mere 450 copies of the X-OTIC COLLECTION.
These exclusive editions will only be available through the PM Studio store. The preorder starts Friday October 9th, 2015 at 4PM PST!
This November 17th the crew at Electronic Arts or EA for short will be releasing their hotly anticipated holiday title Star Wars Battlefront, a continuation of the Battlefront series released in 2004. The game was announced at E3 2015. We have decided to let you guys know what you can expect in the beta and to let you know that now(Oct. 8th 10 AM PST; 1 PM PST) would be the time to hop into your Xbox Live Marketplace or PSN to begin downloading the beta. If you're a PC player you would've already been able to pre-load the beta via Origin.com.
The Star wars Battlefront series has not seen a release in just about a decade, so what is new this time around? A lot of stuff but particularly in the beta we will get to try out three game modes those three modes will be a small scale solo survival mission on Luke skywalker's home planet Tatooine, a medium scaled skirmish on the volcanic world of Sullust and a huge scale recreation of the battle of hoth featuring 40 player battles 20 Imperial and 20 Rebel troops will duke it out.
The tied in companion app for smartphones and PC titled Base Command is also planned to be usable during the beta. The app will only be playable from the PC during the beta and you can play it here at www.starwarsbattlefront.com. The app is said to let you take your experience on the go letting you earn credits used to purchase new gear and weapons in the game. It is worth noting that none of the accomplishments achieved in the app or from leveling up will carry over to the final game. And that is it folks! The beta will run for four days concluding on Monday October 12th and as far as the size of the download it will be 8GB for the console version and 11GB for the PC. I hope to see you guys in there and May The Force Be With You!
PM Studios has just announced two limited editions of Superbeat: XoNiC that will be available in South Korea on October 22, 2015. We are still waiting for finalized version of limited editions for America, but this should be a good indication of things to come.
Pre-orders for the Korean editions will open up on October 5, 2015.
The first limited edition is Superbeat: XoNiC The Executive Collection. The Executive Collection will cost 59,800 KRW(~$50) and will contain the following:
(1) Superbeat: XoNiC
(1) Superbeat: XoNiX 2CD OST
The second limited edition is Superbeat: XoNiC The Exclusive Collection. The Exclusive Collection will cost 285,000 KRW(~$242) and will contain the following:
(1) Playstation Vita 2000 Wi-Fi Console (Neon Orange/Aqua Blue)
(1) PS Vita 16GB Memory Card
(1) Superbeat: XoNiC
(1) Superbeat: XoNiX 2CD OST
(16) Superbeat: XoNiC Visual Collection
Superbeat: XoNiC The Exclusive Collection
There are also Pre-Order Bonuses. If you Pre-Order the Executive Collection you will get a voucher for 1 song bundle containing 3 songs. If you Pre-Order the Exclusive Collection you will get a voucher for 2 song bundles containing 6 songs.
Again, these are the Korean editions, so it is unlikely that we will see the Neon Orange edition here in America. There is a good chance we may see the Aqua Blue version though considering GameStop is going to be selling that edition later this year. Stay tuned for information regarding the finalized North American version of these limited editions!