Archive for July 5th, 2013

Dead Rising 3 (XO) – Concept Art & New Details

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According to an article on Siliconera, Capcom’s Dead Rising 3 is set to tie up loose ends from Dead Rising 1 & 2. Isabela Keyes from Dead Rising will be returning in Dead Rising 3 according to Siliconera. According to the article, Isabela freed from the lab she has been trapped in when a zombie outbreak spreads to Los Perdidos. She is searching for a missing part of a cure she is working on, the blood from “patient zero.” Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2 will also return for Dead Rising 3.

Source: AllGamesBeta & Siliconera

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Rejected Names For The Original Xbox Console

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Edge has published on their website part of an archived interview with Seamus Blackley which details many rejected names for the original Xbox console. Some examples listed were: 11-X, Eleven-X (possibly related to the DirectX involvement), WEP, Midway, and one of the better known ones, DirectX Box. Blackley tells Edge that in e-mails this was shortened to Xbox early in the naming process. Here’s the full list of rejected names as seen on Edge. I highlighted a few of the more interesting ones, All In One, Three Six Zero, Entertainment Headquarters, and Interactive System In One. Why? Because Three Six Zero was obviously used for the Xbox’s successor, the Xbox 360. So they had already thought of that name before the original Xbox was even released. The others would be referenced much later with the Xbox One. Microsoft spoke at length about wanting Xbox One to be an all-in-one entertainment device which all of those names imply. So they’ve been thinking about that concept ever since the beginning it appears. Interesting.

  • MAX (Microsoft Action Experience)
  • AIO (All In One)
  • MIND (Microsoft Interactive Network Device)
  • FACE (Full Action Center)
  • MITH (Microsoft Interactive Theatre)
  • XON (Experience Optimised Network)
  • MVPC (Microsoft Virtual Play Center)
  • TAC (Total Action Center – discs/games could be called TACs)
  • MARC (Microsoft Action Reality Center)
  • LEX (Live Entertainment Experience)
  • M-PAC (Microsoft Play and Action Center)
  • RPM (Real Performance Machine)
  • MOX (Microsoft Optimal Experience)
  • E2 (Extreme Experience)
  • MTG (Microsoft Total Gaming)
  • VIP (Virtual Interactive Player)
  • PTP or P2P (Powered To Play)
  • VIC (Virtual Interactive Center – disks/games could be called VICs)
  • MARZ (Microsoft Active Reality Zone)
  • TSO (Three, Six, Zero)
  • EHQ (Entertainment Headquarters)
  • O2 (Optimal Ozone or Optical Odyssey)
  • MIC (Microsoft Interactive Center)
  • R&R (Reality and Revolution)
  • MEA (Microsoft Entertainment Activator)
  • AMP (Active Microsoft Player)
  • VPS (Virtual Play System)
  • MAP (Microsoft Action Play)
  • MEGA (Microsoft Entertainment & Gaming Attendant or Microsoft Entertainment & Gaming Assembly)
  • CPG (CyberPlayGround)
  • VERV (Virtual Entertainment & Reality Venture)
  • OM (Odyssey of the Mind)
  • P2 (PowerPlay)
  • IS1 (Interactive System In One)
  • MET (Microsoft Entertainment Technology or Microsoft Entertainment Theatre)

Source: AllGamesBeta, Wikipedia, & Edge

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Japan – Nintendo Announces Club Nintendo Was Hacked

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Nintendo Company Limited (NCL) announced today that the Japanese version of Club Nintendo was recently hacked. Club Nintendo is of course a rewards website where members earn coins for registering game purchases, completing surveys, etc. Nintendo said there were “23,000 unauthorized log-ins (with 15 million attempts) between June 9 and July 4 on Japan’s Club Nintendo site,” according to Kotaku. Kotaku goes on to state that, “this does not seem to apply to Club Nintendo sites in other countries.” As Club Nintendo is based around the idea of free stuff, credit card numbers are not used and thus should not be affected but it’s possible hackers may have gained access to things like full names, home addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Nintendo is asking all Club Nintendo members in Japan to change their passwords. In my opinion it might be a good idea to change your Club Nintendo e-mail address as well (perhaps create one specifically for that).

Source: AllGamesBeta, Kotaku, & Nintendo

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Gamescom 2013 – Xbox One & PlayStation 4 To Be Playable

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According to the post linked below on NeoGAF, both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will be playable at Gamescom this year. Gamescom 2013 will be held from August 21st through August 25th in Cologne, Germany. It also mentions that Valve and Take 2 will be exhibitors at the show.

Source: AllGamesBeta & NeoGAF

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Rumor – Earthworm Jim 4 Possibly In The Works?

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Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel has posted on the Earthworm Jim Facebook page speculating on what an Earthworm Jim 4 would be called. Could this mean Earthworm Jim 4 is in the works? Maybe. We shall see. Here’s the post:

“Everyone loves Earthworm Jim 1 and 2, and I don’t generally acknowledge EWJ 3 as a real part of the Jim universe. So if I was making another Jim game, would it be too confusing to call it Jim 3? Or would it have to be Jim 4? How about “Earthworm Jim 4 the Fans”?” – Doug TenNapel

Source: AllGamesBeta, ONM, Wikipedia, & Earthworm Jim Facebook

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Japan – The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV) – Limited Edition Box Art

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Source: AllGamesBeta

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Rumor – Possible PlayStation 4 Retail Display Mock Up Images

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Source: AllGamesBeta

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Kingdom Hearts χ [chi] (WEB) – Gameplay Footage

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Source: AllGamesBetadisneyjp YouTube Channel

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DARK (360/PC) – Artwork, Launch Trailer, & Press Release

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Full press release after the jump.

“Dark Steps Out of the Shadows and Into Retail

Kalypso Media is thrilled to announce the release of Dark, its vampire-themed take on the stealth-action genre. Dark is available now across UK and Export retail stores for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. The PC version is also available for purchase and download via Steam and other digital distribution channels. To celebrate the launch, Kalypso Media is taking fans deeper into the world of Dark with an action-filled new launch trailer.

Dark is a stealth action game with RPG elements that lets you slip into the role of the ultimate killer… a vampire. Stalk your enemies from the shadows then use powerful vampire abilities to attack and silently dispose of them! The exciting story of Dark immerses you in a world full of blood and darkness in which the hunter can become the hunted at any time. As you unravel the mystery behind the omnipresent and powerful global conglomerate, Geoforge, you must continually improve your character by developing powerful skills to aid you in remaining unobserved, or silence those unfortunate enough to take too keen an interest in you.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & KalypsoMedia YouTube Channel

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Pokémon X & Y (3DS) – Honedge Artwork, Screenshots, Video, & Announcement

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  • Honedge is a new Steel & Ghost type Pokémon
  • Masuda-san confirms that France is their inspiration for the Kalos region as was accidentally revealed at the Pokémon panel at E3
  • Honedge can use the blue cloth (which is attached to it) like an arm
  • Swords Dance is a Normal type attack Honedge can learn which raises your Attack stat
  • In the video, footage is shown that implies the team has added French landmarks or lookalikes to the game, such as the Eiffel Tower

Full announcement after the jump.

“New Steel and Ghost Type Pokémon, Honedge, Announced Today at Japan Expo in Paris

Junichi Masuda, Director of Game Freak, creator of the highly anticipated Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video games, launching worldwide October 12, 2013, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, released a special video message today for fans gathered at the Japan Expo in Paris. An all-new Pokémon, Honedge, was revealed together with Mr. Masuda’s personal insights into his inspiration for the new titles—France.

It is now known that Honedge comes into being when a departed spirit possesses a sword that once belonged to humans. It can use the blue cloth attached to its hilt as nimbly as an arm. Pokémon Trainers who carelessly take this blade in hand may find the blue cloth wrapping itself around them and draining their energy!

Honedge can learn the attack Swords Dance, a Normal-type move. Swords Dance is a frenetic dance that uplifts the fighting spirit and sharply raises the user’s Attack stat. The effect can be increased by using this move multiple times in succession, helping Trainers who deploy this move at the beginning of a battle to overwhelm one opponent after another!

Paris was chosen as the location for this announcement, as Mr. Masuda’s message also included insights into France serving as his inspiration for the game’s unique setting. He explains how the team at Game Freak visited numerous locations across France during 2011, and the information they gathered there influenced the design of the newly discovered Kalos region. Their visit to Paris provided ideas for Lumiose City, the grand metropolis featured in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & Pokemon YouTube Channel

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