Monthly Archives: July 2014
Collectorvision, an indie games developer/publisher that specializes in making games for old systems has announced Justice Beaver – a new platformer for SNES and Wii U. The developer hopes the SNES version will be ready first, allowing for the game to be released on the Wii U virtual console which is normally reserved for classic titles, although if Nintendo does not grant this request it will be released as a standard eshop title.
Besides Justice Beaver Collectorvision is also working on Sydney Hunter and the Mayan’s Revenge for the NES and Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death for the SNES, although no plans have yet been announced to bring these titles to the eshop so you’ll have an excuse to dig out your old consoles if you want to play them.
Alongside the release of Mega Man Battle Network on the Wii U eshop today there was a nice surprise for North American Mega Man fans in the form of this announcement:
If you like Mega Man, then you’re in for a treat – a classic Mega Man game will release every Thursday in August in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U!
There is no news yet on precisely which games will be on offer or if the games will come to other territories, but we will be sure to update you once we find out.
Unlock Boss Mode
Finish the game once.
Unlock Extra Mode
Complete Adventure Mode with 100%.
Unlock Meta-Knight Mode
Complete Extra Mode with 100% (beat all nightmares).
HBO today revealed a host of new cast members for season 5 of Game of Thrones. The announcement came during a Q & A panel at San Diego Comic-Con with many of the show’s current cast in attendance as well as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin.
You can see the full list of new cast members below as well as the announcement video shown at Comic-Con.
Doran Martell – Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Clash of the Titans)
Trystane Martell – Toby Sebastian
Myrcella Baratheon – Nell Tiger Free
Nymeria “Nym” Sand – Jessica Henwick
Tyene Sand – Rosabell Laurenti Sellers
Obara Sand – Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith)
Areo Hotah – DeObia Oparei (Dredd, Doom)
Yezzan – Enzo Cilenti
High Sparrow – Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Developer Naughty Dog has today addressed the possibility of returning to two of the franchises that helped make their name, Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter. Speaking to IGN Naughty Dog’s community strategist Arne Meyer stated:
It’s never off the table. It’s not too much time passing, but it’s the same issues we explored with the Jak game. Is it something that makes sense to us now. I mean we still have people that worked on the Crash games in the studio. We never forget our past and it’d be great for nostalgic reasons. It’d be the same reason as why there isn’t a Jak 4: I don’t know if it’s playing to our strengths right now.
Right now, what’s exciting everyone at the studio is continuing to work on narrative-driven games with strong characters. I think, at least for the time being, we haven’t exhausted the possibilities there, but that could change with something as simple as hardware. That’s what drove it before. I think we’re on to something really good though creating character-driven stories so that’s where our focus is going to be.
It comes back to our decision making process, whether it feels right. With Jak at that time we were really focused on making games grounded in a stylised but realistic world, and if you tried to transfer Jak to that you lose a lot of what made him special. It doesn’t mean though that at no point in the future will we get good at making stylised artificial universes however, and then it’ll work.
While it doesn’t sound like we’ll be getting new entries in either series any time soon, it’s nice to know Naughty Dog hasn’t forgotten about these two franchises, which are both still immensely popular. Naughty Dog has not worked on a Crash game since 1999’s Crash Team Racing, while their last Jak and Daxter game was 2005’s Jak X.
Naughty Dog is currently busy working on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End which was announced at this year’s E3, while The Last of Us Remastered is due for release on 1 August.
Beat the Challenge Cup a second time to get this card.
Free Booster Packs
Use a computer in one of the gyms and click on the menu that has Japanese writing and numbers next to each item. Click on any of these and you should get a booster pack each time.
Infinite Energy Cards
Go to Dr. Ooyama’s lab and fight Mikasa. Every time you do this you will get two boosters full of energy cards.
Level 9 Slowpoke
Make a deck with 59 energy cards and one basic Pokémon and use it as your dueling selection. Go to Fire Club and a boy there will ask for your unused energy cards. If you say yes he will give you Slowpoke, if you say no he will leave and not come back and you will be unable to get the Slowpoke.