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Persona Related Announcement Coming This Sunday

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ATLUS sure does love teasers, huh? The teaser site p-ch.jp has been around for about a month, counting down to November 24th 2013. The site as is is nothing much: A few white boxes on a red background along with the reveal date and several cities in Japan. Curiously, if you click on the boxes an image of Teddie from Persona 4 will pop up with a few different expressions. On top of that, it looks as though there is a link that leads to a livestream for the reveal on Nico Nico. What could the countdown be leading to? My hopes, along with the rest of Persona fans across the globe, is Persona 5. Rumors have pointed out that it could be a direct sequel/continuation of Persona 4, a console version of Persona 4: The Golden, or even a concert tour. Whatever it is, I can “bearly” wait for Sunday to get here.

WWE 2K14 Review: A Franchise in Need of a Vacation

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WWE 2K14 falls victim to the yearly release blues.

Another year, another WWE game. The WWE franchise has been a part of the yearly release cycle for over a decade now, and for the past few years it has shown due to the lack of innovation. A few years ago the in ring mechanics got a complete overhaul in attempt to make the game feel fresh, but the visuals and AI failed to evolve making each yearly iteration feel very flat. WWE 2K14 looks to try and break this trend by adding a new mode that takes players through the history of WrestleMania, and try to finally patch some of the annoying things like bad AI.

As usual, there are not a lot of changes to the core of the WWE franchise. I am not going to go deep into the combat system or Create A Wrestler mode, simply because there is not a single major change that I can see, but there is one new mode that is supposed to persuade gamers to pick up the latest iteration. WWE 14′s new thing is 30 Years of Wrestlemania. This mode takes gamers through some of the most memorable matches in WreslteMania history, and lets the player relive some of the most memorable moments from each classic confrontation.

WrestleMania is “The Grandaddy of em All,” and if you are a wrestling fan you know that its the one show of the year where WWE Superstars can have their careers immortalized. There have been moments at WrestleMania that will never be forgotten by fan of WWE, and the idea of being able to watch and play these moments sounds really enticing. Immediately, you will probably be sucked into the nostalgia if you are a wrestling fan. Seeing some of the classic moments like Andre the Giant vs Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania III, is truly an awesome moment to relive. The sizzle reel that runs before the match really gets the blood pumping, and is honestly just really neat to watch and see. Reliving some of the more touching moments like Shawn Michaels VS Rick Flair, in which Rick Flair was to retire if he lost, can be really emotional.

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What the PlayStation 4 could mean to the PlayStation Vita

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       The PS4 Could Be The PS Vita’s Savior

         Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the PlayStation 4 announce event as much as the next guy, but there was one major void I couldn’t help but notice. This void is the lack of specifics of PlayStation Vita functionality as it ties into the PlayStation 4. Now could this jsut be because they haven’t ironed out what the Vita will be able to do? Maybe, but I doubt they would announce without having all hardware questions answered thus leading me to believe they wanted to save if for E3 this summer.
As was noted time and again after the press conference last month in New York City, no one saw the actual console, which leads me to believe that at E3 they will focus upon blowing the doors off of any mystery surrounding the PS4 including what the Vita will do with the console, but until then all we have is conjecture, and in that spirit here is what I desperately want to see from the Vita at E3.

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PlayStation Vita and Dungeon Crawlers: Warrior’s Lair Coming in 2013

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Idol Minds Bring A Proper Dungeon Crawler to the PlayStation Vita with Warrior’s Lair

The major criticism of the PlayStation Vita is not the hardware, or the entertainment apps, or even the ecosystem integration on the PlayStation Network, no unfortunately it has followed in the footsteps of the PSP and Nintendo 3DS and left early adopters crying for gamers, good ones at that. Luckily Idol Minds Digital Entertainment will be trying to set this right with the much anticipated 2013 PlayStation Vita title Warrior’s Lair a top down Action RPG, in the vein of Torchlight and Diablo. Idol Minds latest effort was first announced at Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference in 2011 as a probably cross buy title, which for those invested in the PlayStation ecosystem is wildly exciting. For those who are unaware of what cross buy is, it simply means that upon purchasing of a new copy of the PlayStation 3 version of a game included in the program, a download voucher will be included for the PS Vita version at no additional cost saving gamers $40 per game. At this point it is unknown if this offer will include cross play functionality which allows players to transfer one save file between the two versions of the games through use of cloud saving allowing players to take their console experience on the go.

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Skyrim DLC Dated for North America

 

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Brace yourself PS3 users the Skyrim DLC is coming soon

Skyrim’s Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire DLC have been dated for PS3.

According to an announcement from Bethesda, Dragonborn will release on February 12; Hearthfire on February 19; and Dawguard will release on February 26. All three add-ons will be marked down to 50% during their first week of release as an apology to everyone, and final dates for Europe will be announced as soon as more information is available. The PC version of the game will not be getting the discount of the DLC.

Do you plan on picking these up on the PS3 when they come out? Does anyone even still play Skrim? Let us know in the comments below.

 

All Skyrim DLC Finally Coming to PS3

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Brace yourselves, Skyrim DLC for PS3 to drop in February.

After months of Bethesda not sure when the DLC would be coming to PS3 owners, it looks like the wait is almost over. Yes that’s right, all the Skyrim DLC is finally coming to the PS3 in February. This has been an announcement that Skyrim fans on the PS3 have been waiting for.

Though no firm date has been set, Bethesda president Pete Hines broke the news on Twitter that Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn will all arrive on Sony’s console next month after months and months of delays.

As way of an apology, all the PS3 DLC will be discounted by 50% for the first week that it’s available, so be sure to snap it up fast if it’s something you’re interested in.

Bethesda also unveiled that Dragonborn will be making its way on PC on February 5, though no pricing has been announced at this stage.

Do you plan on picking these up on the PS3 when they come out? Or are you done adventuring in the land of Skyrim? Let us know below.

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