Many consumers have just purchased the new and shiny 3DS, little did they know they would have to experience the “black screen of death!” This is one of the reasons I don’t buy new products day one. In case there are problems or malfunctions with the device, you don’t have to be the guine pig. Reports from NeoGaf, AVForums, and DigitalSpy are claiming instances of the freshly-christened “black screen of death” error requiring a hard reset of the system. Titles like Super Monkey Ball, Street Fighter IV 3D, Pilotwings, Ghost Recon, Lego Star Wars, and Mii applications have been victims to the error.
Bottom Line: Stay put, I’m sure more info regarding this issue will be out in a day or so.
Capcom has confirmed that the next offering of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, is in development for the Ps3, 360, and the PC. Capcom promises that this next game will take the series in a new direction, with a style of gameplay completely new to the franchise. As a collaboration with the Vancouver-based Slant 6 Games, Operation Raccoon City will be a third-person team-based shooter, reinterpreting the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. You take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier, and your setting and mission turn the events of the games into a triple threat involving you, opposing squads, and a third party made up of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons.
It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City. Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favorite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Players will experience a retelling of classic moments from past titles Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and watch the events unfolding from the menacing perspective of the Umbrella Security Service, giving fans the chance to rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak.
The game also promises a wide variety of multiplayer modes, that will take advantage of the three-way conflict between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops, and the many monsters (B.O.W’s) that the series is known for.
Bottom Line: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is expected for a winter release.
With Saints Row The Third coming out this fall, we still have a while to wait. To keep us occupied and exited Jonathan Schmidt, lead terrain artist for Saints Row: The Third, will give us a tour of the newly designed city. With Volition’s new “CTG” world editor, Jonathan can change the world on the fly and craft the ultimate open-world experience. Check out the video over at Gameinformer.com
Bottom Line: With the last Grand Theft Auto being very serious, I strongly became interested in Saints Row 2. The easability of gameplay outperformed GTA4 in my mind. I’m very exited for this new title, and cant wait to see what it holds in store!
It’s so wonderful to see everybody coming together and helping out Japan. The earthquake/tsunami has devastated thousands, and people are still missing. This tragic event is sad, and seems like something out of a movie. Apart from all this sadness, there is a bright side. The videogame industry is heavily tied with Japan, this is why Playforjapan was created. Play for Japan is an online charity designed to raise awareness and help fund the disaster overseas.
“The goal of Play For Japan is to aggregate and promote online auctions of items culled from the resources of its members – videogame rarities, art, signed games, etc. – in order to generate donations for disaster relief.”
On the site you will find rare collectibles that are for sale on Ebay, the money made from these sales will go directly American Red Cross, Global Giving, International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and UNICEF. If you wish to help, please spread the word check them out on:
Bottom Line: The gaming industry is coming together and helping out the hurt victims of the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami. If you are thinking of purchasing, you eill be getting the best of both worlds. You get a kick-ass collectible, and help the devastated souls that survived the disaster.
As you can see from the original logo below, the man who hung himself is supposed to spell out the letter “i.” While some people dont really care so much for the cover art, ESRB certainly does. The new logo without the hung man (don’t laugh) will be released in America, while the old logo will still go live in Europe.
The video game industry has set guidelines about the types of content that are appropriate in advertising and marketing materials, which includes game box art. According to those guidelines the depiction in the logo was not compliant.We never censor or dictate in any way what type of content can be included within a game. However, a game’s marketing materials are seen by an audience that is much broader than that which actually purchases the game itself, so we enforce industry-adopted guidelines as to what is suitable for inclusion in these materials. - ESRB
Bottom Line: This is totally understandable, and I agree. When kids go to any retailer, they will see the box cover art regardless if they can purchase the game or not. The decision does however take away the scary element on the island. The first logo makes us think that the island is so unbearable that people hang themselves.
Many people are very exited for the Nintendo 3DS launch, including this hardcore fanatic in New York. While waiting in line, Best Buy called the police on him for soliciting outside of the store. Once the NYPD got there, he argued that other people get in line for the iPhone and such, so how come he can’t do the same for the 3DS. The cops told him to move, and get off the block. Later on he came back and tried to talk to the customer service inside the Best Buy. They told him that there are specific launch events through out the week, like the Chris Brown cd on Tuesday. Therefore he has to get out of the line if hes not there for that specific item. The poor guy has been in line ever since Sunday, and finally today he finally got his long awaited gadget. Check out the video below, of his interview. Bottom Line: Racial profiling to the max, Haha just kidding!
Sorry I just had to reblog this, haha.
8-Bit Vendetta - by Nathan W. Pyle
(Source: it8bit, via ya-estoy-grande-para-estas-cosas)
EA has just released the official launch video for Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed. The video showcases surprisingly fast cars, and high review scores. Sarcasm aside, this video is not too creative EA. The game is set to release on March 29 in the US, March 31 in Europe, and April 1 in the UK for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Rumor on the street is tha the soundtrack is not that bad either, lets just hope they didn’t include Rebecca Black’s Friday song. Check out the official website. Bottom Line: With Need For Speed Shift being a successful game, Shift 2 looks very promising. EA has done a good job of bringing back a dying franchise.
This is probably the coolest and exiting thing we have seen in a while. Pica-Pic is a kick-ass website that allows you to play retro classics from your childhood. The site was creted by Hipopotamstudio, who are known for their amazing creativity. The website provide an easy navigation to choose your desired classic, and provides visual please as well! On a further note, we apologize for the lost productivity you are about to have. Check out the Pica-Pic. Bottom Line: Pica-Pic is an awesome website that allows you to visit your childhood and play retro handheld games.