Archive for May 4th, 2013

Deals & Sales – Steam Sale – Tomb Raider & Star Wars May The 4th Be With You Promotion

If you’re looking to grab Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot you might want to check out the Steam sale going on this weekend. You can pick up the basic game for $24.99, the Survival Edition for $28.99, and the Tomb Raider Collection for $34.99. All of these are 50% off, which is a pretty sweet deal. Click below for the Tomb Raider page:

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And in celebration of Star Wars Day, Steam is also holding a sale for Star Wars games in a May the 4th Be With You type of promotion. You can grab all kinds of Star Wars games for 66% off including Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars: Jedi Knight – Dark Forces II, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (a personal favorite of mine), and more. Or you can purchase them all bundled together for 50% off for a total of $49.99. Click below for the Star Wars page:

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Source: Steam (1 & 2)

Siliconera Interview With Mega Man Designer Keiji Inafune

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Siliconera has an interview posted with the legendary designer of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune. In the interview he talks about working with young game developers through his Inafune Academy class. He also discusses his thoughts about how to be successful as a console & mobile developer. Inafune-san also discusses the video game industry in general as well. Here’s a small portion of the interview:

“SE: The video game industry is going through a big change this year with smartphone games becoming more popular, especially in Japan where GREE dominates the market, and a new wave of consoles like PS4 and the next Xbox. How do you think the industry will change?

KI: It’s very difficult to say how things are going to change. The idea I have in mind is smartphones and the next generation of consoles should be in different spaces. Also, consoles should be more creative when it comes to business models. You should be able to have free to play and other models that we didn’t have before. Console games used to only focus on a $50 value, but there can be other kinds of games moving forward since there are many different options for players.”

To read the rest of the Keiji Inafune interview, check out Siliconera, linked below.

Source: Siliconera

The Starship Damrey (3DS) – Screenshots

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Source: Nintendo

Injustice: Gods Among Us – All Cutscenes and Cinematics

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Source: IGN YouTube Channel

Random Game Facts – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Is Perfect

Wow, given all the games that have been released over the years, you would think this would’ve happened long before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released. I guess Famitsu prefers non-Western games.
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Source: DidYouKnow Gaming

This Day In Gaming History – May 4th

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1999

  • Pocket Dungeon is released by Sony CEI the PocketStation (PCKTS) in Japan.

2004

  • Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is released by SCE Bend Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 (PS2).
  • UEFA Euro 2004: Portugal is released by EA Canada, EA Sports, and Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (WIN), PlayStation 2 (PS2), and Xbox (XB) in the U.S.
  • Rallisport Challenge 2 is released by Digital Illusions and Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox in North America.

2005

  • Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) airs an episode of the Maya & Miguel TV show in the U.S. A bet is made to see if a child can stop playing video games for a week. The system shown resembles a combination of a Sega Dreamcast with a Sony PlayStation DualShock Controller.

2007

  • Spider-Man 3 is released by Activision, Beenox (WIN), Treyarch (PS3/XB360), and Vicarious Visions (GBA/NDS/PS2/Wii) for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) in North America, and for Microsoft Windows (WIN), Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 2 (PS2), Wii, and Xbox 360 (XB360) worldwide.

2009

  • Sneeze is released by Channel 4, Oil Productions, Player 3, and Wellcome Trust as a browser-based game.

2010

  • The first Humble Indie Bundle is released. It originally featured: World of Goo by 2D Boy, Aquaria by Bit Blot, Gish by Cryptic Sea, Penumbra: Overture by Frictional Games, and Lugaru HD by Wolfire Games. The bundle would go on to become a great success and lead to a series of indie bundles being released.
  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? 2 is released by Acquire and Nippon Ichi Software for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in North America.
  • Iron Man 2 is released by Griptonite Games/Sega Studios San Francisco (Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), Mobile (MOB)), High Voltage Software (Wii, PlayStation Portable (PSP)), Gameloft (iOS), and Sega for the Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (XB360), Mobile (MOB), Wii, PlayStation Portable (PSP), [iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (iOS)].

2011

  • The manga Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 is released by Udon Entertainment in North America.
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword is released by Snowberry Connection, Sich Studio, TaleWorlds, Paradox Interactive, and 1C Company for Microsoft Windows in North America & Europe.

Yesterday’s Recap – May 3rd, 2013

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Yesterday we had several trailers on the site. More details about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Shadow of the Eternals, Infinite Crisis, the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit, a couple of Nintendo-related rumors, one that said FIFA Soccer 14 for Wii U may be canceled and one that said Super Mario U will be out by October, and lots more. We also had some release date updates for Game & Wario, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Publisher Dream. Lots of Infinite Crisis stuff as well, the logo for the game, a couple of character bios, a couple of wallpapers, and a couple of character profile videos.

We’re hoping to bring back the GameSaga Podcast this weekend. So if you have any questions for that, be sure to send them in.

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Here’s yesterday’s posts:

  • Marvel Heroes – Iron Man 3 Specialty Suits Trailer…
  • Infinite Crisis (WIN) – Champion Profile Video – G…
  • Infinite Crisis (WIN) – Gaslight Catwoman & Poison…
  • Infinite Crisis (WIN) – Logo & Character Bios For …
  • UK – Toys & Collectibles – Team Fortress 2 – Ballo…
  • Tomb Raider – Top Ten Moments Trailer
  • Shadow of the Eternals – Some Project Details & We…
  • MapleStory: The Girl’s Fate (3DS) – Trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – More Details
  • Shadow of the Eternals – Teaser Trailer
  • Australia – First Publisher Confirmed For PAX Aust…
  • Australia – Game & Wario (Wii U) – Release Date Up…
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – Release Date Upd…
  • Deals & Sales – UK – Wii U Price Drops
  • Watch_Dogs (PS4) – Conversations With Creators Ep…
  • Rumor – Nintendo Planning For Big 2nd Half of 2013…
  • Project CARS – Video Interview
  • Oliver and Spike: Dimension Jumpers (Wii U) – Foot…
  • Publisher Dream (DSi) – North American Release Dat…
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D (3DS) – Trailer
  • Toys & Collectibles – Max Factory’s Link & Samus A…
  • New Super Luigi U (WII U) – Gameplay Analysis by G…
  • Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS) – Spa…
  • Rumor – FIFA Soccer 14 Canned For Wii U?
  • More Info On The Aliens: Colonial Marines False Ad…
  • This Day In Gaming History – May 3rd
  • Morning LOL – Call of Pokémon/Pokémon of Duty?
  • Yesterday’s Recap – May 2nd, 2013

Rambo: The Video Game (PS3/WIN/XB360) – New Artwork

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Source: Reef Entertainment via GamesPress

Europe – Mars: War Logs (WIN) – Box Art

Mars: War Logs is now available in the UK. Here’s the European box art for the PC version of the game:

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Source: Dead Good Media Ltd. and Koch via GamesPress

Game & Wario (Wii U) – Lots of Character Concept Art

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More concept art after the jump.

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Source: Nintendo UK via GamesPress