Archive for September, 2012

Rumor: Assassin’s Creed III PC Specs Revealed?

According to GameSpot, Ubisoft may have leaked the specs for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III early (seeing as how the post has been removed from Ubisoft’s site). Here’s what was listed:

Supported OS: Windows Vista (SP2)/Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6700 or 3.00GHz AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ or better recommended
RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
Video card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
Sound card: DirectX 9.0c-compliant (5.1 surround sound recommended)
DVD-ROM: Dual-layer drive
Hard drive space: 17GB
Peripherals supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
Multiplayer: 256Kbps or faster broadband connection
Supported video cards at time of release:
AMD Radeon HD 3870 / 4000 / 5000 / 6000 / 7000 series or better
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT / 9 / 100 / 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 series or better

Source: GameSpot

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Interview

GameSpot has an interview about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance up with Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba and Kenji Saito & Yuji Korekado from Kojima Productions. Here’s part of the interview:

Q: Regarding the recently announced DLC, will it be free or paid, and is there a chance there will be extra characters available for download?

A: We are still in the process of planning it, so we can’t say what form it will take, but we can say it will be fairly deep download content and will include a sub-story that we think users will enjoy. We hope you’ll look forward to it, and we’ll announce later on whether it will be free or paid DLC.

Q: Is there any sort of multiplayer in Rising? There are numerous cyborgs in the game, and we are wondering if there’s any way users can compete in head-to-head battles, either locally or online?

A: Currently, there are no plans. 

For more of the interview, check out the link below.

Source: GameSpot

Halo 4 With Kinect? No Says 343 Industries

Microsoft has previously stated that all first-party Xbox 360 games would feature some sort of Kinect usage, but now it appears that Halo 4 will not use the accessory according to a GameSpot interview:

“Halo is a core game series, and more than many others is directly linked to the muscle memory of holding an Xbox controller, going back as far as the days of the Duke on the first Xbox,” O’Connor said. “Kinect is a logical extension of the UI, and with regards to some of the sci-fi themes we’re actually pretty excited about it, but not for the controls. That’s not what it’s for, and we would never try to shoehorn that into our game.”  -Halo Franchise Director Frank O’Connor

Source: GameSpot

Morning LOL

This is actually a pretty good point. I mean why can’t Samus keep her gear for the next game? Though I guess that wouldn’t be as fun, but still, it’d be logical at least. Well she have it in the beginning of Metroid Prime, but that didn’t last long…

samus metroid Morning LOL

Source: Memebase Video Games

Nintendo Of America Finally Announces Wii U Launch Titles For North America

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is unleashing the largest launch-day video game lineup in its history for its new Wii U™ home console. When Wii U launches in the Americas on Nov. 18, 23 games from Nintendo and its third-party publishing partners will be ready to play as well. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo Land™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, SiNG PARTY™ and NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU™ from Ubisoft, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II from Activision Publishing, Inc., Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Disney Interactive, EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 from Electronic Arts and Scribblenauts™ Unlimited from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“We’re making sure that Wii U owners will have great games to play from the moment they open the box, and that a steady stream of fun new games is always on the way,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and COO. “We have something for everyone, from new franchises to creative new approaches to familiar favorites.”

The high-definition Wii U system is available in two versions in the Americas, and each comes with a touch-screen Wii U GamePad controller. The Basic Set will be offered in white at a suggested retail price of $299.99 in the United States, while the Deluxe Set, which includes higher storage capacity, additional accessories and Nintendo Land, will be offered in black at a suggested retail price of $349.99 in the United States.

Wii U owners who connect their systems to the Internet also unlock a vast array of features to enhance their gaming, social and entertainment experiences. This includes features such as Nintendo eShop, which allows users to buy and download games directly to their systems, and Miiverse™, an online gaming community that lets players interact in new ways and share playing tips. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.

Below is a list of upcoming Wii U games for launch day and beyond.

Publisher Title Launch Date

505 Games Funky Barn Launch Window*
2K Sports NBA 2K13 Launch Window
Activision Publishing, Inc. Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Nov. 18
Skylanders Giants™ Nov. 18
TRANSFORMERS PRIME™ Nov. 18
Wipeout 3 Nov. 18
007™ Legends Launch Window
Cabela’s® Dangerous Hunts 2013 Launch Window
Rapala® Pro Bass Fishing Launch Window
Broken Rules Chasing Aurora November
Pwnee Studios Cloudberry Kingdom November
D3Publisher Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game Launch Window
Ben 10 Omniverse™ Launch Window
Family Party: 30 Great Games®: Obstacle Arcade Launch Window
Disney Interactive Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Nov. 18
Electronic Arts EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 Nov. 18
Madden NFL 13 November
Mass Effect™ 3 Launch Window
Frozenbyte Trine 2™: Director’s Cut November
Gaijin Games Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien January
WayForward Mighty Switch Force HD November
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT™ 2 Wii U Edition Nov. 18
TANK! TANK! TANK!™ November
Nintendo New Super Mario Bros. U Nov. 18
NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge Nov. 18
Nintendo Land Nov. 18
SiNG PARTY Nov. 18
Game & Wario™ Launch Window
LEGO® City: Undercover Launch Window
Pikmin™ 3 Launch Window
Wii Fit™ U Launch Window
The Wonderful 101™ Launch Window
SEGA Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed™ Nov. 18
Aliens: Colonial Marines™ Launch Window
Shin’en Nano Assault Neo November
Tecmo Koei America Corporation WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper Nov. 18
THQ Darksiders® II Nov. 18
JEOPARDY! ® Launch Window
Wheel of Fortune® Launch Window
Tomorrow Corporation Little Inferno November
Two Tribes Toki Tori 2 November
Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed® III Nov. 18
ESPN Sports Connection™ Nov. 18
Just Dance® 4 Nov. 18
Rabbids® Land Nov. 18
Your Shape®: Fitness Evolved 2013 Nov. 18
ZombiU™ Nov. 18
Marvel Avengers™: Battle for Earth Launch Window
Rayman Legends® Launch Window
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Scribblenauts™ Unlimited Nov. 18
Game Party Champions Nov. 18
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition Nov. 18

* Launch window is defined as the period beginning Nov. 18, 2012, and ending March 31, 2013.

Source: GoNintendo

Morning (Afternoon?) LOL

Haha, this is pretty funny. We need to get a better Star Fox game for Wii U, come on Nintendo!

star fox space crew Morning (Afternoon?) LOL

Source: Memebase Video Games

Daily Recap For 9/24/12

Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday (Monday). I’ve been working on something cool to show you all once it’s done. It’ll be a video of a game that I personally enjoy and I’m sure a lot of you did as well. There will be less updates the next couple of days as well as I will be working on that or playing Mists of Pandaria, which just came out today. Gotta make time to actually play games that I cover, right? icon smile Daily Recap For 9/24/12 Regular updates will resume on Thursday hopefully. As always, thanks for checking out the blog and for any and all comments. If you want to send in a news tip or give general feedback, feel free to E-mail Us, send us a message or comment on Facebook, or send us one on Twitter. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter and check out the GameSaga Mega Store (powered by Amazon) for all your gaming needs and much more!

sleep daily recap Daily Recap For 9/24/12

Here’s yesterday’s (9/24/12) stories:

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us Footage
  • Walmart Has Wii U Promotional Displays Up
  • Ace Attorney 5 Footage
  • Morning LOL
  • Daily Recap For 9/23/12
  • GameSaga Podcast Episode 3
  • More Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Info
  • TGS 2012 – E.X. Troopers Video Demo (PS3)
  • Game & Wario Details
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Review
  • TGS 2012 – Dragon Quest X Wii U Version Details
  • TGS 2012 – More Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Info (3D…
  • More Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Screenshots
  • Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Screenshots
  • TGS 2012 – Fantasy Life Impressions
  • TGS 2012 – Tank! Tank! Tank! Impressions

Injustice: Gods Among Us Footage

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Source: GameTrailers

Walmart Has Wii U Promotional Displays Up

Apparently some Walmarts now have Wii U displays up as seen in this picture NeoGAF user Skiesofwonder posted:

wii u walmart display Walmart Has Wii U Promotional Displays Up

Source: NeoGAF Forums

Ace Attorney 5 Footage

Source: GoNintendo