Today is PlayStation 4 day-one here in Europe, so yesterday night a lot of midnight launch party took place all across the continent. But there was one more amazing than others, strangely enough, it was the one held in Rome, Italy.
Oh look, there’s finally something interesting shown on TV! Good news folks, if you live in UK, this Saturday a very cool and interesting 2-hour documentary called How Videogames Changed the World will be aired on Channel 4 at 9pm.
And we’re here again to write about Yu Suzuki. This time is not a supposed Shenmue 3 release or some other not-veryfied small talk rumor, BUT it is Shenmue related.
If you’re excited about Swery’s D4 as we are (and have a good 40+ minutes to spare) you absolutely have to watch this video. It has been shoot at last GDC Next 2013, during a conference called D4: Dawn of the Dreaming Director’s Drama, in which Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro explains how he is implementing the Xbox One’s new Kinect technology.
First of all, if you’re wondering who Nolan Bushnell is, please change blog, because here we’re talking about a man that made history.
So well, who wants to hear the Atari‘s dad answering some questions? Apparently he attended to an Italian video games convention in Milan a couple of weeks ago, and some collector guys (probably the same from this video) had the chance to ask him few questions. It’s a quick one, so enjoy!
What is it? Exactly what it looks like. Doom played with a piano, yep, a real one. It’s weird, that’s why we really loved it. And among all the things you can see and try at this year’s Eurogamer Expo in London, this is the best one! We took a video for your pleasure. Enjoy!
Yes, we’ve been there yesterday, hoping for a relatively quite thursday, and indeed it was. Sure we didn’t avoid queues at all, but at least we tried some games without waiting for hours our turn.
First thing we tried was Bayonetta 2, and damn, it’s amazing! We literally can’t wait.
Ah yes, there was a nice retro-ambulance outside promoting Surgeon Simulator 2013. We’re not really into this kind of games, but surely it catched our eyes.
Then we tried both the upcoming Zelda games: A Link Between Words and Wind Waker HD. They are just perfect!
We finally tried Rain on PS3 and, believe us, you really want to buy it as soon as it comes out!
Sure we jumped in the next gen, finally trying Xbox One and queueing a bit to play at least one game: we picked Forza Motosport 5. Thoughts? Well, we really don’t know why they’re still making Gran Turismo.
What about the console? It’s huge, but the controller is awesome and the triggers vibration is really well made.
Then we discovered this area called Indie Games Arcade, apparently sponsored by SEGA, but without any SEGA games. Probably one of the best spot of the entire expo, with dozen of indie games on various platforms.
And inside this area we finally managed to try Tenya Wanya Teens, the latest game from Katamari Damacy creators. We talked about it here.
The game is weird and we totally loved it!
Eurogamer Expo 2013 is till running till this Sunday. If you’re in London make sure to pay it a visit. Ah yes, it’s sold out, but you still can get a couple of tickets somehow.
FUCK YEAH! Just fuck yeah! We all were so excited and so sad at the same time for the Japanese exclusivity of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle when it came out almost a month ago, but now we can be happy again!
Indeed, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is headed to North America and Europe sometime in 2014, Namco Bandai announced at its pre-TGS showcase earlier today.
Also CyberConnect2 president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama said that the localized version of the game will be on par with the Japanese version’s character balance:
“We are still making character adjustments – even in the Japanese version – based on the feedback that we’re getting from fans. All of that feedback will be implemented in the overseas [version].”
We didn’t have quite the chance to talk about this brand new geek event in London yet. But now the time has come, and we’re glad to inform you that tonight a new REZtron night is going to rock East London.
What is it exactly? We’ve been there at the very first event, but we prefer to use their very own word to describe it. So basically, REZtron is a Pop Up Japanese Retrotainment brand inspired by the fusion of 80’s chic, Japanese ethics and retrogaming.
• Mega Drive
• Mega CD/32X
• Game Gear
We know most of you reading this title will think “oh come on… again??”, but hey, yes! According to some picture posted on twitter, Creative Assembly is (or was, we don’t know) hiring for their new title based on the Alien franchise.
— Creative Assembly (@CAGames) March 7, 2012
Looks like, despite the flop of Aliens: Colonial Marines, SEGA is not giving up with the IP. We just hope this time the choice to give it to the developer behind the Total War franchise will be a good one. Gearbox was clearly too busy with Borderlands 2 to concentrate on Aliens, but Rome 2 is (kinda) done and already released, giving CA all the time to develop a good game.
You can make it… right?