Archive for November 3rd, 2012

Editorial – Wii U Commercial Thoughts

Hmm, what an odd video Nintendo put out for the first Wii U commercial in North America. The music is simply awful in my opinion. Doesn’t fit the video/with Nintendo at all to me. The video content itself is okay but it could be better. It looks too similar to Wii videos which will cause confusion for non-gamers I think. Nintendo is going to have a big challenge on their hands getting non-gamers to understand that Wii U is a whole new console, not an add-on/controller for Wii. The name is a big reason for this, but this commercial doesn’t help. Of course their naming isn’t that different from Sony or Microsoft’s approaches. But with Sony they increment the number of the console (i.e. PS2 & PS3), so at least it’s pretty clear. Microsoft’s is about as vague as Nintendo’s (Xbox to Xbox 360 doesn’t really scream different console to me). I’m guessing Sony’s next system will be the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s will be Xbox-something, but I still think Nintendo should’ve stuck with Revolution for the Wii’s name and maybe something else for Wii U. Oh well. They’re already selling out of pre-orders all over, so it should be pretty successful this year at least. We’ll see if it lasts and if they can get non-gamers on board again.

Source: GameSaga Original

Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Welcome to Nuketown 2025 Video

Source: Call of Duty YouTube Channel

First North American Wii U Commercial

Source: Nintendo

The Longest Journey & Dreamfall Sequel Announced

Pre-Production Begins on New Game in ‘The Longest Journey’ Saga

‘The Secret World’ Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist working on next installment in the award-winning ‘The Longest Journey’ series

Funcom is excited to announce that ‘Dreamfall Chapters’, the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning adventure title ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’, has gone into pre-production at Red Thread Games, a new studio founded by Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of ‘The Longest Journey’ saga.

Red Thread Games has licensed the rights to ‘The Longest Journey’ universe from Funcom, and Mr. Tørnquist will spearhead development of ‘Dreamfall Chapters’, while continuing in an advisory role as Creative Director on Funcom’s recently launched modern-day massively multiplayer online game ‘The Secret World’.

Last month Joel Bylos stepped into the position as Game Director on the myths, legends and conspiracy themed online game, allowing Mr. Tørnquist to devote more of his time to ‘Dreamfall Chapters’, which recently entered pre-production.

Red Thread Games will independently fund and produce the sequel to ‘Dreamfall’, and has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with Funcom as part of the licensing deal. Funcom owns the intellectual property rights for ‘The Longest Journey’, but due to the company’s focus on and commitment to the development of online games, the decision was made to license the rights to Mr. Tørnquist and his new development studio. The close working relationship between Funcom and Mr. Tørnquist will allow him to continue on as Creative Director of Funcom’s ‘The Secret World’, in parallel with putting together a team to develop ‘Dreamfall Chapters’.

“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga,” says Ragnar Tørnquist. “Ever since we ended ‘Dreamfall’ on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible. I’m extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years.”

Red Thread Games will release more details about ‘Dreamfall Chapters’ in the coming months.”

Source: AllGamesBeta

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – Wallpaper, Screenshots, & Press Release

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Fight Together or Die Alone When Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Ships March 26, 2013

Pre-Order and Upgrade to the Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition with More Weapons, Gear and Early Access to Bonus Content

Grab a friend, cross the border and take the war on drugs head on when Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts studio, launches Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel in North America on March 26, 2013 (29 March 2013 in Europe). Powered by the award-winning Frostbite 2 engine from DICE, Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel features intense co-operative gameplay where teamwork is needed for success and survival against a relentless Cartel lord. To help equip players for this intense operation, Visceral Games is rewarding fans who pre-order the game with the exclusive Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition, which includes three bonus Contracts!

“With Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel we wanted to take the series in a new direction while also leveraging the aspects that made the first two Army of TWO games unique,” said Julian Beak, Executive Producer, Visceral Games. “We knew coming out of the gate that meaningful co-op gameplay, customization and over-the-top action would be key pillars for us, and we’re bringing these elements to the next level by presenting them in a setting that is more serious in order to dial up the intensity.”

Surviving against a dangerous enemy with everything to lose is a daunting task, so Visceral Games is giving fans who pre-order the Army of TWO The Devil’s Cartel Overkill Edition the advantage of additional guns and outfits, right when they start the game. The Overkill Edition includes:

● Early Access to Three “Overkillers” Contracts: Unleash massive destruction with three Contract variations designed for maximum rampage! Players must kill enemies and cause environment destruction to earn enough points to continuously stay in Overkill while making their way to the extraction point.

● Tactical Co-op Gear: Lay down sustained cover fire with the TAH-9 side arm while decked out in the polymer textured outfit and mask or wield the Double D automatic shotgun while battling in the intimidating Overkill mask and outfit.

● Celebrate the Day of the Dead: Bust out the Day of the Dead themed assault rifle and take on Mexico’s most ruthless drug lords in Day of the Dead themed outfit and masks designed by popular tattoo artists.

View more Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Screenshots at AllGamesBeta, linked below.

Source: AllGamesBeta

Watch Dogs – Logo & Help Wanted Video

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Ubisoft

Morning (Afternoon?) LOL – Xbox 364?

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Source: Memebase Video Games

Daily Recap For Yesterday (11/2/12)

As I mentioned previously, I didn’t have a lot of time to update yesterday. I will try to post more updates today & tomorrow. Monday may be a busy day at my day job as well. I will be recording Episode 9 of the GameSaga Podcast either today or tomorrow, so if you want to ask a question for the show, comment on this post, e-mail us, or post them on our Facebook or Twitter pages. As always, thanks for checking out the blog and for any and all comments. If you want to send in a news tip, ask a question for the podcast, 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 and check out the GameSaga Podcast Archive for past episodes of the show!

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Here’s yesterday’s stories:

  • China – Mario Themed 3DS XLs Announced
  • Disgaea Dimension 2 – Concept Art & Screenshots
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition – More Scre…
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting – Logo, Halloween Trailer,…
  • Random Game Facts – Paras/Parasect Pokémon
  • Site Update