Archive | April, 2013

Ryo Hazuki statue by First 4 Figures is amazingly awesome

30 Apr

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

Any Shenmue fan out there? We guess so! So here’s a good news!

Nop, it’s not about any project/hope/fundraising regarding Shenmue 3, but it’s still good to see that SEGA gave the license to First 4 Figures to create the most amazing and well-made statue of Ryo Hazuki you’ve ever seen!

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

First 4 Figures presents Ryo Hazuki, the protagonist of the cult-classic Dreamcast game Shenmue, as the first entry in an entirely new line of SEGA All-Star statues which will look at a range of legendary characters from SEGA’s past and present. Standing at 1/6 scale, and 12 inches in height, cast in high quality polystone and painted by hand, he is stood in a ‘ready for action’ stance, ready to take on any challengers as he walks the streets of Yokosuka.

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

The statue look AMAZING and incredibly detailed. Look the below close-up to the blue-jeans…simply staggering!

Ryo Hazuki First 4 Figures SEGA shenmue

The figurine is highly limited to 350 pieces worldwide (even if a previous post by F4F said 750, so we’re not really sure about this). It comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base (that is the legendary Phoenix Mirror in case you didn’t notice), and includes an authenticity card which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the SEGA All-Stars series.

So what’s the price tag? Well…this beauty will cost you $169.99

Yep, it is not cheap, but if you’re already in “shut up and take my money” mood, here’s the link to pre-order it!

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New trailer for Watch Dogs

30 Apr

watch dogs

 

There’s no need to say how hard we’re waiting Watch Dog, mostly for its original gameplay and secondly for being one of first game ever announced for the next generation consoles.

We’re not going to tell you more about the game, even because you know it all already, and there’s not much more to say. Just enjoy the trailer and get a little more hyped.

Watch Dogs will hit the market on November 22nd 2013, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and most likely also for the new un-named Xbox.

Enjoy the new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V

30 Apr

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As promised by Rockstar Games few days ago, here are the brand new trailers for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V, featuring the three main characters Micheal, Franklin and Trevor!

Thanks to this three-in-one video we can discover a little more about the chaps that will feature the new GTA installment, finding out their background and stories. Enjoy!

We remember you that Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17, 2013

Kamiya said that The Wonderful 101 will be short, but fun to play

29 Apr

the wonderful 101

Everybody knows how annoying and rude Hideki Kamiya could be on his personal Twitter, in most of the cases he’s just a bad-mannered guy, but still sometimes he says words full of wisdom.

He is currently working on The Wonderful 101 for Wii U, and a couple of days ago he tweeted (is that a verb?) this:

So, we can assume that Tw101 will be quite short, but (hopefully) really fun to play. We’ll se, we count on you Kamiya!

Printing Miiverse is the art show featuring Miiverse artists

29 Apr

printing miiverse

 

Printing Miiverse is an art show about the Nintendo’s Miiverse organized by Miiverse ART guys. It is absolutely non-profit and it will take place in Nuremberg, Germany in the Kunstbunker Gallery, starting on 4th of May.

This sounds amazing and the gallery will feature 172 Miiverse artists presenting incredible 13255 drawings! As the event is located in Germany (you know, Nintendo’s european HQ is in Frankfurt) you can also watch the Livestream and video-uploads in this channel, for a chance to chat with the visitors and comment on their drawings via Miiverse!

This is absolutely one of the highest manifestations where gaming meets art!

Put a ring…hem…game on it!

29 Apr

nes game ring etsy

 

Bored of the usual rings? Well, Etsy shop ohmygeekness has what you need! A fully selectable NES game cartridge ring, you just have to pick your favourite game and drop $15. That’s it!

They seem to be really well made (with all the details), and it looks like a quite original gift for some geek you know. If you’re interested you can buy them here.

The Heart Of Gaming is the closest thing to a Japanese Game Center outside Japan

28 Apr

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

Everybody always whines about the lack of decent arcades in Europe and US. We obviously do the same, since there are no enjoyable game centers in London, apart (maybe) from the Namco FunScape, but it’s more a family style arcade, with bumper car, bowling and all.

But don’t despair, things are going to change! In fact, from mid-April you are able to enjoy The Heart Of Gaming!

In a world where arcades have been replaced by casinos and slot machines, a portion of that great period in history arises, blending the gaming scene of yesteryear, with the games of the past, present and future.

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The HOG is basically the closest thing to a real Japanese Game Center. They got plenty of SEGA VS City cabinets with lots of different fighting games, but also regular NAOMIs, NAOMI DXs and other super cool machines covering many other genres (like vertical shmups). And that’s not all, because there are countless Xbox 360 and PS3 available to host your own console fighting!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcadeSounds too good to be true? This is how it works.

You just step in, pay an entry fee, and start play whatever you want for how long you want until, at some point, they kick you out (everybody needs to sleep).

The HOG opens at 4pm every day, and closes at midnight. Overnight sessions will depend on numbers of people prepared to stay. Here’s the price guide:

Mon- Thurs: £7 (£5 after 6pm)
Overnight price –
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £6. After 2330- £8

Friday: £10 (£7 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Saturday: £10 all day.
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Sunday: £8 all day (£6 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first-£6. After 2330- £8

To provide the customers with even better value for money, they will be announcing the prices of weekly, fornightly and monthly passes shortly. Overnight sessions are cheaper if you have already paid for any of the day sessions.

Need more pics? Here we go!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

What do you think? For us is just the heaven! And we’re really looking forward to go there as soon as possible! Still not convinced? Check out this interview with one of the co-founder!

Yes, but where is it? Easy, The Heart Of Gaming is located at 10 Cullen Way, NW10 6JZ, North Acton, London

Huge fighting games backgrounds animated gif collection

27 Apr

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Some Imgur user created the most staggering and beautiful fighting games backgrounds animated gif collection!

The backgrounds are taken from several fighting games, covering an huge amount of systems and franchises. We copy/pasted just few of them here, if you want to check (highly recommended) the entire galley follow this link, you can thank us later!

We dare you recognize all the games!

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New video gameplay for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

27 Apr

far cry 3 blood dragon

We told you how much we’re excited about Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon already, but till now we didn’t know what exactly kind of game it is. Here we go! Ubisoft released a brand new gameplay video narrated by the game’s creative director Dean Evans. Don’t expect the usual dev diary you’re used to, they got lasers and dragons in the game, ’nuff said!

You can access Miiverse on PS Vita but not on 3DS

27 Apr

You can access Miiverse on PS Vita but not on 3DS

Earlier this week Nintendo released the web browser version of their till-now-WiiU-only Miiverse; and that’s fine. So what’s the problem? Well, you can easily access to the site via your PC’s browser, but if you try to explore the Miiverse with one of the Nintendo handhelds’ built-in browser…no way!

No big deal, you say. We agree…but what if the PS Vita can open it? LoL