Ranters! It is the week of February 10th, 2014. For SportsRants Gaming, I am Anthony Rossi from the Coffee and Cornchips gaming blog with the C3 WiR(e), a week in review recap of the gaming world. This week’s headlines include:
Watch_Dogs gives fans a scare
Nevermind to increase it’s difficulty with your heart rate
Murdered: Soul Suspect to come to both Xbox One and PS4
Ouya to receive an “Achievement System”
New Sonic game coming to the Wii U and 3DS
Assassin’s Creed DLC Freedom Cry to be available as a Stand Alone game
Ranters! It is the week of February 3rd, 2014. For Sports Rants Gaming, I am Anthony Rossi from the Coffee and Cornchips gaming blog with the C3 WiR(e), a week in review recap of the gaming world. This week’s headlines include:
TV Pilot for Halo to be directed by Neil Blomkamp
Final Fantasy 14 gets a release date
Elder Scrolls Online gets a new trailer
PS4 to get backwards compatibility with PS1 and PS2 emulation
Nintendo scrambles for stability
Warcraft movie gets a release date
Amazon to release it’s own gaming console and a new 16 gig Ouya announced
Let the Gaming News Begin!
Halo TV Pilot
According to an article found on CVG, Neill Blomkamp is set to direct the pilot episode for the hotly anticipated Halo TV series. Blompkamp’s previous work includes District 9, Elysium, Stargate SG-1, and the TV Series Smallville. There is still little known regarding the Halo TV series, but between Spielberg and Blomkamp at the helm I’m sure this will be quite the production!
A new trailer has been released by Bethesda, aptly named “The Arrival” in anticipation of their MMO Elderscrolls Online. This trailer, as like the one before it, looks amazing. As a console gamer, I was very excited to hear that it will be coming to Next-Gen platforms as well. However, all that is gleeful is cut short when you hear about the pricing. You see, most MMO’s are generally free to play, and the companies make their money through micro-transactions. ESO, on the other hand, is the standard Triple A release price of $59.99! After that, it’s an additional $15 per month subscription fee! I’m a fairly big fan of the Elderscrolls series, but after hearing those prices? Ha ha, ha ha, ha… No.
PS4 Backward Compatibility
Upon the announcement of the Next-Gen consoles, the online community was pretty frustrated that the new systems were not to be Backwards Compatible. Nintendo’s Wii console has long had it’s “Virtual Console” where games could download the games of their childhood, or younger gamers can see what games were like before the internet. In a post from NowGamer, Sony plans on bringing the same concept to the PS4 in the form of emulation. Time to blow the dust off your old PS1 games, or head to your local retro gaming shop and see what they’ve got.
As most people know, Nintendo has been in some financial trouble. So much so, that their executive teams have agreed to a paycut, and quite a massive one! In the meantime, Nintendo has made a few additional announcements, such as bringing Nintendo DS games to the Virtual Console on the Wii U systems. While I think this is a great step in streamlining all of their systems, I still think that they need to either commit to mobile gaming or completely re-hash the Wii U. Because let’s face it, releasing yet another iteration of Mario-Kart isn’t going to breathe new life in to the floundering console.
Not much has been mentioned regarding the Warcraft movie as of late, but one thing that has surfaced is it’s March 11, 2016 release date! Head over to ComingSoon.net for a full list of actors and a few Production Stills, which look absolutely EPIC!
New Budget Consoles
Later this year, expect two new budget minded consoles to hit the market. The first is a new 16GB version of the Ouya, that little cube with the big heart. The new Ouya will be priced at $129.99, $30 more than the 8GB base model. Also planned on coming out this year, Amazon, yes the internet shopping site, will be releasing their own gaming and entertainment device “Priced below $300”. This is quite the interesting move, since Amazon is already a top online retailer and already has an online distribution through device model in place through it’s Kindle line-up. The console is planned to be Android based, and will utilize Snapdragon Processors.
Ranters! It is the week of November 25th, 2013. For Sports Rants Gaming, I am Anthony Rossi from the Coffee and Cornchips gaming blog with the C3 WiR(e), a week in review recap of the gaming world. This week’s headlines include:
Major League Gaming launches its own Sports Network
Xbox One won’t support Twitch TV Broadcasting until 2014
Microsoft confirms that their Kinect cannot see through your clothes
Yesterday, I posted about the similarities and difference between the two main consoles. I kept it as objective as I could while acknowledging my subconscious bias. The post for today will be much different. As you can see by the title of this post, I am making my final intention clear. Very clear, in fact. As you can also tell from the title, I am fully aware of the level of rebellion that has overtaken the internet, be it in facebook, twitter, and the majority of other gamer news/blogs/sites. I have a general dislike for memes that contain an out of context pic with some under informed and obviously pandering one-liner in Impact font, regardless of topic, but that’s just me. You can also get a sense of defiance in the tone of the title, since I acknowledge that I am in the minority opinion but I go forth with my own will regardless. But what you do not get is the logic behind my decision, or the line of thought that brought me to this conclusion. Continue reading Why I Am Still Going To Buy an Xbox One, Despite Internet Outrage→
If you follow gaming news, you follow E3. If you’ve followed E3 in any capacity, you should be well aware of the persistently raging “Console War” between Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. If you haven’t heard, just pop the name of either console in to any search engine and see what kind of news articles pop up. However, if you’re reading this little indie blog about the console war, chances are you’re fully aware of the battle going down and simply looking for some additional information that may or may not push you to one side of the fence or the other. If you dub yourself to be of the “PC Gaming Master Race“, you really don’t care which side comes out on top because you’ll continue on your own PC rig. But, if you’re looking for that one last opinion piece to give you the final push to one side, continue reading! Continue reading The Post 2013 E3 Console War Aftermath Recap, Abridged.→
Posted today over at Game-Insider.com, a 2.5hr Podcast of what’s been going down at the E3 Convention, which wrapped up today. Take a listen at what these guys have seen and experienced in the past week at gaming’s biggest convention. They go over all the details that you’ll need to know about the next-gen consoles and a detailed look at a broad range of games and what they will be bringing to your tv!
Next week, I’ll be getting posting up a few “Aftermath” posts to recap all the action, and also a few follow-up posts to trailers that have already been reviewed.
Listen, enjoy, get your pre-orders in, and come back for the next series of posts!
In the past few years, there have been more than a few Zombie games. Resident Evil is currently in it’s 6th iteration, Call Of Duty has it’s own Zombie Mode, and there are zombie enemy types in more games than I care to list. For the most part, I have ignored these Zombie Themed games out of personal lack of interest. But whenever a new one comes out, it’s typically worth a look. As such would be the case with the newly released trailer from Techland, titled “Dying Light“: