Archive for May, 2013

The Anatomy of Super Mario Bros. Part 1

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Jeremy Parish over at Telebunny has posted a new entry in his “The Anatomy Of…” series. This time he looks at Super Mario Bros. But wait, he’s talking about Donkey Kong you say? Well as Parish explains, that is the true genesis of the Super Mario Bros. series. Here’s part of the article:

“Analyzing Donkey Kong is perhaps a little too easy, because Shigeru Miyamoto has talked rather exhaustively about the game’s design — well, the first stage’s layout, anyway. And yet, this is where Mario begins.” – Jeremy Parish, Telebunny

To read more of The Anatomy of Super Mario Bros. Part 1, click over to Telebunny at the link below.

Source: GoNintendo, Telebunny, & Wikimedia

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The Last of Us (PS3) – What Remains – Unofficial Web Series Episode 1

What Remains – Episode 1 by All-Games-Beta

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Source: AllGamesBeta

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Rayman Legends Is Coming To PlayStation Vita

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Ubisoft announced today that Rayman Legends will be released on Sony’s PlayStation Vita handheld in addition to the console versions. Here’s some highlights from the press release:

  • Release Dates: August 29th for EMEA territories, August 30th for the UK
  • Has all the same content as the console versions
  • Also adds in 5 exclusive maps that playable with Murphy
  • Murphy will be controlled via the Rear Touchpad
  • Will have online multiplayer
  • Will have online challenges & leaderboards
  • There will be 2 exclusive costumes for this version: Rayman gets one from Prince of Persia and Globox gets one from Splinter Cell
The full press release is available after the jump.
“Ubisoft Announces Rayman Legends Leaping Onto PlayStation Vita


Today, Ubisoft announces Rayman fans will be able to enjoy Rayman Legends on Playstation Vita. Rayman Legends on Vita will be released alongside the console versions on August 29th in EMEA territories and August 30th in the United Kingdom.

Rayman Legends on Vita includes all of the original Rayman Legends content, as well as five exclusive maps playable with Murphy, the greenbottle fly seen in previous Rayman games, controlled through the Rear TouchPad. A multiplayer mode is locally accessible on Wi-Fi and fans from the same country can play in cooperation.Players can also compete with one another in the online challenges and compare rankings in the online leaderboards.

In addition to the five Vita-specific maps, two exclusive costumes were created by the Ubisoft Montpellier team. Fans will have the opportunity to dress Rayman in a costume from Prince of Persia, the legendary hero of Ubisoft popular franchise, while Globox can be dressed in a costume from the famous spy series, Splinter Cell.

Rayman Legends will also be available on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U at the same time, on August 29th in EMEA territories and August 30th in the United Kingdom.

Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.”

Source: AllGamesBeta

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Scrolls (MAC/PC) – Launch Trailer, Release Date, Price, & Press Release

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Mojang has released a trailer for their upcoming Tactical RPG Scrolls as seen above. They also announced that the game will have an Open Beta beginning on June 3rd. Scrolls is priced at $20/€15/£13 and will be available for both PC and Mac. Here’s the press release they shared today:

“Launch trailer! Release date! Price!

We have a launch trailer! Watch it! Share it! Make nice comments!

We also have a confirmed release date. Scrolls will hit Open Beta on June 3rd, one week from today. You’ll be able to buy Scrolls for £13/€15/$20, depending on where you live. It will be available for PC and Mac.

For more information on how Scrolls plays, take a gander at our mini-guide. We’ll have more posts going up this week which will explain exactly what you get from the Beta.

Have a nice day! – Owen and the Scrolls team.

scrolls.com”

Source: AllGamesBetaMojang YouTube Channel, & Scrolls Official Site

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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3) – Field Exploration Gameplay Footage

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Source: AllGamesBeta & DevilRyuji YouTube Channel

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Final Fantasy IX (PS1) – New Side Quest Discovered

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Source: AllGamesBeta & GarlandTheGreat YouTube Channel

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One Piece: Unlimited World Red (3DS) – Debut Trailer

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Namco Bandai Games YouTube Channel

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Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl (3DS) – Frederica Character Trailer

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Atlus YouTube Channel

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Dragon’s Crown (PS3/PSV) – Gameplay Trailer

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Source: AllGamesBeta & DevilRyuji YouTube Channel

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Namco Bandai Games Launches Teaser Web Site For Something

Namco Bandai Games has launched a teaser website for something as seen in the image below. There’s no information other than this image so far. If I had to guess though I’d say it’s Pac Man related as the 22nd was the 32nd anniversary of the original Pac-Man being released. Plus the neon glow effect and the coloration resembles Pac-Man as well. Given that the image appears to be of a smartphone I’m thinking it will be some sort of Pac-Man announcement for smartphones. But all of that is just speculation on my part. What do you all think it might be?

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Source: AllGamesBeta & Namco Bandai Games

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