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Rome’s PlayStation 4 launch was awesome

29 Nov

ps4 launch rome italy

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.

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Get ready for a new REZtron event tonight

18 Sep

REZtron hoxton pony london

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.

REZtron hoxton pony london

REZtron hoxton pony london

REZtron hoxton pony london

REZtron’s first Japanese retrotainment was launched on August the 14th at the award winning cocktail bar, Hoxton Pony in London’s retro-chic district of Shoreditch.
Yep, all nice words and speeches, but what exactly they have there? Here the list of all the “SEGASM” (as they call it):
• Master System
• Mega Drive
• Mega CD/32X
• Saturn
• Dreamcast
• Game Gear
Not bad at all! Here’s more pics from the previous events.
REZtron hoxton pony london
REZtron hoxton pony london
REZtron hoxton pony london
So if you’re in London tonight this is your only option! Grab your tickets here and thank us later.

Polytron and Phil Fish announce FEZ 2

13 Jun

FEZ 2 II phil fish

Yay! The most arrogant and anti-social (and probably genius) indie game designer and dev Phil Fish is back with the sequel for his masterpiece: FEZ 2

The game has been announced during E3 2013’s indie event, Horizon, just today. Unfortunately we still don’t know when it will be released and for which platform (considering the first FEZ was an Xbox 360 exclusive). Actually we don’t even know how the game will look like, as the following teaser trailer is everything we have for now.

Everything you need to know from the E3 2013

12 Jun

e3 2013 xbox one ps4 recap wiiu

Wow! That was intense! They’ve been a couple of heavy days if you’re a gamer and you followed all the shit going in Los Angeles for this year’s E3. It’s also a bit confusing if you try to get infos from different sites and sources, so we thought that maybe could be useful writing a bit of recap of all the good and bad things we saw at the most important expo for the game industry.

You already know who were the big protagonist of the event, the two party for the next gen war: Microsoft and SONY. So let’s find out all the things you should know about the Xbox One and the PlayStation4.

MICROSOFT XBOX ONE

microsoft xbox one e3

• Xbox One will be released on November 2013 and it will cost $499 / €499 / £429.

• Xbox One will require to connect to the internet once every 24 hours to perform some kind of check and/or update.

• Xbox One will require a constant connection to the Kinect 2.0 (that will be included with the console).

Microsoft Point will be discontinued. All purchases will be done in your local currency.

• Starting yesterday till the Xbox One release date, every Xbox LIVE gold member will get two free on-demand games per month.

• You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release.

Every game needs to be installed into the hard drive of the console in order to be played.

• Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

• Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at retailers.  Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games. So everything is up to the publishers.

• After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud.  So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.

• Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One.

• Xbox One will be region locked.

EXCLUSIVE GAMES FOR XBOX ONE (just the ones worth of mention)

• Halo

• Titanfall

• Forza Motorsport 5

• Dead Rising 3

• Killer Instinct

• Ryse: Son Of Rome

• D4

• Quantum Break (it will probably released also on PC)

• Crimson Dragon

• Minecraft Xbox One Edition (not really an exclusive)

• Sunset Overdrive

SONY PLAYSTATION 4

sony playstation4 e3

• PlayStation 4 will be released on Fall 2013 and it will cost $399 / €399 / £349.

• PlayStation 4 will not require constant internet connection.

PlayStation Plus will be required to play game’s online features.

Games don’t need to be installed into the hard drive of the console in order to be played.

PlayStation 4 first party games won’t have any DRM or second-hand selling/buying/trading restriction. Third party publishers are free to do the same, but they can apply whatever business model they prefer, without any pressure from SONY.

• PlayStation 4 will be region free.

EXCLUSIVE GAMES FOR PLAYSTATION 4 (just the ones worth of mention)

• The Order: 1886

• Driveclub

• Killzone: Shadow Fall

• Dark Sorcerer

• inFAMOUS: Second Son

So, as you can see, console-wise PlayStation 4 could has sounded better than Xbox One, but we think, after analyzing every aspect, that they both feature the same stuff. Sure, almost 100 quids less for the PS4 will be a huge plus.

Regarding the specific game exclusives, we are more impressed by the Xbox One roaster, even if things can change from here till the release date of both systems.

By the way, you may be interested also in all the good games that have been announced not as an exclusive, so for both platforms. Here’s a worth to check list:

• Destiny

• Tom Clancy’s The Division

• Dragon Age: Inquisition

• Final Fantasy XV

• Kingdom Hearts III

• Mad Max

• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

• Mirror’s Edge 2

• Thief

• Watch Dogs

• Wolfestein: The New Order

Obviously there are a lot of announced new games for the next gen, like The Evil Within, but we still don’t know if they will be exclusives or for both platforms.

Ok, now that you know pretty much everything you need to know about the proper next gen, what about Nintendo? Is the Wii U dead already? HELL NO! Nintendo this year decided not to hold a proper conference, but just to stream simultaneously all around the world a pre-recorded Nintendo Direct, we don’t know why, but that 40 minutes were dense of pure Nintendo nerdgasm! In fact they announced pretty much EVERYTHING is in their game portfolio.

Maybe you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, so here’s a quick recap with time-mark to jump among all the worth-watching trailers in the big video:

00:56 Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
04:13 Super Mario 3D World
07:43 Mario Kart 8
17:11 Sonic Lost World
17:40 2013 Wii U Nintendo eShop Releases
19:25 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
23:59 The Wonderful 101
25:58 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
28:54 Bayonetta 2
31:50 Un-named game from Monolith Soft
34:23 Super Smash Bros.

Ok, we think you’re now ready to go on with your life, as you know everything important from this E3 so far! We also not gonna say to you which party you have to join for this console war, because we’re pretty doubtful even ourselves.

A very cool t-shirt and official apologies from Capcom after cancelling the Blood Swimming Pool event

31 May

In the beginning we were utterly excited for the Blood Swimming Pool Event organized by Capcom to celebrate, with few lucky people, the launch of Resident Evil Revelations on home consoles.

Then, a few days later, we got a bit of disappointment by the cancelling of the event itself due to the tragic happenings of Woolwich, even because we achieved to get some tickets to the event.

But you know, Capcom is good, and the PR team decided to send to all the ticket-holders some free stuff, trying to beg our forgiveness. Today we got the parcel in our mail box, here’s what was inside.

resident evil revelation blood swimming pool event capcom uk apologies free gift

Yep, it’s not super cool merchandise, but we still appreciate the apologies. This is how you behave if you want to be one of the top rated software houses in the world (no EA, you’re not included in the list). But that’s not all, the main gift is shown below.

resident evil revelation blood swimming pool event capcom uk apologies free gift queen zenobia crew t-shirt

Yay! A super cool Queen Zenobia Crew t-shirt! Thanks Capcom guys, we’ll never forget your kindness!

Capcom cancels the Blood Swimming Pool event for the launch of Resident Evil Revelations

23 May

resident evil revelations

We were utterly excited for the upcoming Capcom‘s event of this weekend, a huge blood-filled swimming pool party to celebrate the launch of Resident Evil Revelations for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U.

Unfortunately Capcom announced today that the bloody event has been cancelled due to the tragic events of yesterday, here in London.

Here’s the email send by a spokesman of Capcom to all the ticket owners (including us):

“Due to the tragic incident in Woolwich yesterday, Capcom has decided to cancel all dates of the Blood Swimming Pool event.

Thank you for your understanding.”

It’s a real shame, because the event sounded quite good, but we also understand the concerns of Capcom, hosting such gory party (they had promised floating body parts in the pool) right after a real-life tragedy. So, it’s kinda fine. We just hope the marketing section will find something else to serve some fandriven enjoyment.

If you don’t know what happened yesterday in Woolwich check the news, we’re just a video games blog.

Meet Xbox One

21 May

xbox one

Yep, this is it! The brand new Microsoft game console, the XBOX ONE (nice name, no really). And below you can admire its brand new shaped controller.

xbox one controller

Here some more details:

• 8 gigs of RAM

• USB 3.0

• Wi-Fi Direct

Blu-Ray disc drive (wondering how much is Sony’s bill for this)

• 64-bit architecture

Wired (that tried the new Xbox) reported that Xbox One will NOT require an always-online internet connection, but due to an installation of every game on the HDD and a registration on the Xbox site required, Microsoft confirmed with that while installations to other hard drives are allowed, users will need to pay an unspecified fee to do so. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?? So I need to pay even if I borrow a game from my friend. Thanks.

The Xbox One won’t play any existing Xbox 360 games, said Microsoft’s Marc Whitten in an interview with The Verge.

“The system is based on a different core architecture, so back-compat doesn’t really work from that perspective.”

Microsoft’s Harvey Eagle told IGN another super good news (see: irony). In fact seems like your Kinect will need to be connected in order for the Xbox One to function:

“Kinect does require to be connected to Xbox One in all cases, yes.”

xbox one kinect

Xbox One will hit the stores this fall, but still no release date.

Resident Evil Revelations’ launch event in London will feature a blood-filled swimming pool

14 May

resident evil revelations

You already know that Capcom marketing guys are pretty insane (let’s say completely bonkers). We know it from the previous event for the launch of Resident Evil 6 that featured a fake (but incredibly real-looking) human meat market (pictured below).

resident evil 6 human meat market

 

But that wasn’t enough…so, what about a blood-filled swimming pool with torso floats, intestines as lane markers, and all kinds of nasty and rotten objects floating in the water including bloody bandages, eyeballs, tendrils and blood clots? Disgusting? Good, because that’s exactly what is going to happen in London next weekend, at the official RE: Revelations launch event.

Capcom is promising big time to all the Resident Evil event attendants, warning fans to expect a ”shocking, gory and an incredibly disturbing experience – the perfect way to show that survival horror is back with a bang for Resident Evil Revelations”.

Interested? Better be quick because only 200 free tickets will be available here on May 20th (from 9.00am). While waiting to can kill some time zombies with the Resident Evil Revelation demo, already available on Xbox 360 and Wii U (PlayStation 3 owners have to wait till tomorrow)

 

The next-gen Xbox will be revealed on May 21st

24 Apr

#XboxReveal xbox720 durango new next gen streaming

Like few months ago for the PS4, Microsoft has announced that the next-gen Xbox, codename Durango, will be revealed on May 21st; about time! Obviously a live stream will be available almost everywhere on the net, but particularly on xbox.com, on Xbox Live and on Spike TV.

Pin the the date. We’re looking forward to find out what’s Microsoft’s next move.

Another great Loading Soho event!

29 Mar

loading soho bioshock infinite

A couple of days ago we told you about the new Loading Soho event, with the partecipation of 2k Games UK, let’s say a sort of Bioshock Infinite edition!

Well, we’ve been there today to check the situation and possibly to get some free drinks and free stuff (by the way…mission complete!)

As usual the atmosphere was great and we really suggest you to jump in before it finish, you got time till Monday 1st! But for now, here’s some pics.

We loved this window while we queued

We loved this window while we queued

All the Bioshock Infinite swag waiting for us!

All the Bioshock Infinite swag waiting for us!

mmmm free drink!

mmmm free drink!

Devil's Kiss & Possession...our new favourite drinks

Devil’s Kiss & Possession…our new favourite drinks

loading soho bioshock infinite

loading soho bioshock infinite

Columbia calls you!

Columbia calls you!

loading soho bioshock infinite

So...what's inside those bags?

So…what’s inside those bags?

All our treasures! Thanks Loading Soho and 2K Games!

All our treasures! Thanks Loading Soho and 2K Games!