Archive for November, 2012

More Future Publishing Closings

As I speculated previously, Future Publishing has announced more magazine closings, this time from the UK division of the company. They will be ending Xbox World & PSM3. Here’s the full announcement:

“Xbox World and PSM3 magazines to close

UK media business Future has confirmed the closure of Xbox World and PSM3 magazines in the UK, as it continues its focus on digital growth.

The final issues of the unofficial magazines will go on sale Wednesday, December 12, with an aim to redeploy affected staff across the business.

Clair Porteous, Future’s Head of Entertainment, said in a statement: “After careful consideration, Future has made the decision to close Xbox World and PSM3 magazines with the final issues going on sale on December 12.

“This decision has been taken as Future continues to focus on its strategy on accelerating digital growth across its international digitally-focussed brand business.

“Future’s gaming portfolio saw over 14m unique users for October 2012 – up over 20% on October 2011. We intend and fully expect there to be no redundancies and will be looking to redeploy all staff within the business.

“Future continues to publish the highly successful Official Magazines for Xbox and PlayStation.”

Xbox World was launched by Computec Media in 2003, before being purchased by Future later the same year alongside sister mag PlayStation World.

PSM3 was launched by Future in 2000 as PSM2 and has published over 160 issues.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & CVG

Europe – Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Collector’s Edition Details

epic mickey 2 collectors edition europe Europe   Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two   Collectors Edition Details

Disney has announced a Collector’s Edition for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Europe. Here’s a look at what it comes with:

  • 8GB Oswald USB – Packed with Disney Content
  • Exclusive Disney Mickey or Oswald Figurine
  • Exclusive film cell taken from the 1928 short “The Fox Chase”
  • Exclusive Retro TV packaging

Source: AllGamesBeta

Tomb Raider – Collector’s Editions Announced

Square Enix & Crystal Dynamics recently unveiled the Collector’s Editions for Tomb Raider for North America & Europe. Europe is also getting a “Survival Edition.” Here’s a look at what comes with each:

North American Collector’s Edition

  • Game
  • 3 Iron-On Badges
  • Weapon Pack DLC
  • Soundtrack CD
  • 8″ Lara Croft Figurine
  • 15″ x 19″ Double Sided Island Map/Poster
  • Survival Tin
  • 5″ x 7″ Lara Croft Lithograph
European Collector’s Edition
  • Game
  • 4″ x 6″ Survival Pouch
  • Weapon Pack DLC
  • Soundtrack CD
  • 8″ Lara Croft Figurine
  • 15″ x 19″ Double Sided Island Map/Poster
  • Survival Tin
  • 4.5″ x 7.5″ Tomb Raider Art Book
European Survival Edition
  • Game
  • 4″ x 6″ Survival Pouch
  • Weapon Pack DLC
  • Soundtrack CD
  • 15″ x 19″ Double Sided Island Map/Poster
  • 4.5″ x 7.5″ Tomb Raider Art Book
  • Exclusive Survival Edition Packaging
Here’s images of each:

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North American Collector’s Edition
tomb raider collectors edition europe Tomb Raider   Collector’s Editions Announced
European Collector’s Edition
tomb raider survival edition europe Tomb Raider   Collector’s Editions Announced
European Survival Edition

Source: AllGamesBeta

DmC: Devil May Cry – Vergil’s Downfall DLC – Announcement & Trailer

“Experience a brand new chapter of the DmC Devil May Cry adventure with Vergil’s Downfall, additional content that tells the untold story of Dante’s twin brother Vergil. Downloadable* from Xbla and PSN, Vergil’s Downfall contains hours of new gameplay, 4 difficulty levels and the opportunity to play as one of the most wanted Devil May Cry characters, Vergil, with an all new storyline, weapons, combos, enemies and locations.

Vergil’s Downfall will be available shortly after launch for 720 MS points and €8.99 / £7.29 on PlayStation Network.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & CapcomUnityVideos

Morning LOL – Mario Fail

mario fail Morning LOL   Mario Fail

Source: Memebase Video Games

Site Update

Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday. Spent the majority of the day playing the Guild Wars 2 free trial they’re having this weekend. It’s a pretty fun game if you’re into MMOs/MMORPGs. Though you’re not required to group with other people due to the design of the game (all contributing players receive experience, coin, loot from mobs even if not grouped together). Not sure if we will have a podcast this week or not. Didn’t get to post a lot this week due to my busy schedule at my day job. I’m going to try to catch up on some posting now and if there’s enough to do a show, I’ll do one, otherwise I’ll postpone it until next week.

Random Game Facts – Bowser Background

bowser fact Random Game Facts   Bowser Background

Source: Did You Know Gaming

Daily Recap For 11/15/12 (Yesterday)

Another busy day yesterday at my day job. I will try to catch up on a lot of the posting this weekend. As I mentioned before, this time of year is pretty busy at my day job so I may not get to post much during the day. 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!

sleep daily recap Daily Recap For 11/15/12 (Yesterday)

Here’s yesterday’s stories:

  • Morning LOL – Monty Python & The Holy Minecraft
  • Daily Recap For 11/13/12 (Tuesday)

Morning LOL – Monty Python & The Holy Minecraft

monty python minecraft Morning LOL   Monty Python & The Holy Minecraft

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Daily Recap For 11/13/12 (Tuesday)

Another busy day yesterday at my day job. Hopefully I’ll be able to post more today. We had a few trailers posted along with some concept art. 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!

sleep daily recap Daily Recap For 11/13/12 (Tuesday)

Here’s Tuesday’s stories:

  • E.X. Troopers – Gameplay Footage & Concept Art
  • Grand Theft Auto V – More Screenshots
  • Demon Gaze – Concept Art
  • Demon Gaze – Trailer
  • Yakuza 5 – Game Introduction Trailer
  • Yakuza 5 – Story Trailer
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Limited Edition – D…
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – End of an Era …
  • God of War: Ascension – Ares God Trailer
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed – Trailer (Wi…
  • New Super Mario Bros. U – Enemy Concept Art
  • DmC: Devil May Cry – Developer Diary: Absolute Pow…
  • Random Game Facts – Professor Layton and the Mirac…
  • Daily Recap For 11/12/12 (Yesterday)